*I should also probably point out that I am not against coupons. I currently use them. I am for whatever works for people to save money that is legal, ethical and moral obviously! I am constantly evaluating whether I want to keep using them just because of the time and organization.
Some ways that I save on my grocery budget:
I try to make things from scratch when possible. Making things yourself can save you money.
I was just at Aldi yesterday and even there, broccoli and cauliflower was $1.99 for a head or bunch. Sugar was $1.99.
I had actually bought some staples - sugar, flour, baking soda at GFS (Gordon Food Service). They are like Sam's and Costco as far as food goes, but they are not as big and you don't have to pay a fee to join. They don't have organic food right now, but they do have the basics.
I am doing a garden this year. I am actually doing a container garden. I am also planning to freeze and can any leftovers. I hope to also freeze and can as much produce as I can this year to get through most of the winter hopefully. You don't have to have a huge space to garden. When we lived in a townhouse we just did a few tomato plants in containers on our back patio (since we had no yard). This worked out fine.