I often get emails about questions like this, and someone suggested a reader poll...so here goes:
How much do you spend on groceries per month? How many people in your family are you shopping for?
What stores do you do most of your shopping at?
How much time in a month do you spend on coupons etc?
Do you shop with a list? Do you budget out the shops? Do you preplan meals for the week?
And lastly, any good savings tips for groceries?
My best tip is always stock up! I buy a lot of our staples when I find a super low price, and we eat off that for quite a while. I usually shop once a week, but find I can usually skip a week a month. I like having a big stock at home, so I can cook up anything on a whim.
I hate having to run out and buy stuff at full price, if I can freeze it, or it's canned etc. I stock up when the prices are low, especially during dollar days, or when Shoppers has a big promotion.
I think my #'s for time spent on coupons would be a little skewed...organizing all the chains and sorting them and so on really balloons it. On my personal stash, it's actually not much time at all, a few minutes here and there.