I am interested in what you do to say as much money as you can at the store. For me, my monthly bill is about $250. (give or take from season to season.) Now, I don't eat meat so that alone cuts a huge portion of the bill (Not to mention it is insanely unhealthy. Especially beef and pork). For max saving and health, I grow my own garden! I (try to) grow bell peppers, different onions, potatoes, peas, carrots, and whatever floats my boat. I also grow my own herbs and seasonings. When I cannot keep it in my fridge, it goes in a freezer or in a can. Now for the shopping end. I do what I can to only buy ingredients and not final products. With milk and vinegar you can make cheese, with yeast and flour you can make bread. A typical list includes rice, whole wheat flour, milk, eggs, peanuts (for peanut butter! yum) various fruits, and for now, butter. (Thought I will be investing in a churning machine of some wort soon). I find that I can make most of the stuff I see in the freezer section. I can make pizza from scratch and sugar free deserts too! All of which are far superior in quality (both taste and health), and far less expensive, than the pre-made bakery items that are loaded with fat, sugar, and whatever preservatives the FDA decided to allow people to use. I suppose I was just in my kitchen one day and decided, 'I ought to use this stuff.' Since then I have become more flexible, I have 50x the energy (that could be the coffee though) I lost nearly all the weight I gained when I started my freshman year of college, and my wallet is bursting with money. (Well, if I converted my $1's to $5's it would shrink dramatically. I do have to buy books and tuition after all. But you get the idea.) So that's me. I want to know about your Tactics and strategies that save you the biggest in the store, and provide the healthiest bang for the buck.