Grocery Saving Tips From A to Z: Letter N

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We are continuing with our series on how to save on groceries — even if you don’t have a coupon!   These items below are things we need, and we purchase, even if we don’t have a coupon or one is never available.  Here are a few food items, beginning with the letter “N” which you can purchase in bulk when you find a great deal!


  • Keep them in the coldest part of your refrigerator after rippened for up to 4 days stored in a plastic bag
  • You can freeze Nectarines for 8-12 months, slice and toss into a freezer bag. Pull them out to use on ice cream, yogurt, and baking
  • For a great snack when dried.  Peel, pit and slice before drying in a dehydrator or oven
  • Once dried store in an airtight container or package in a cool and dry place

Nuts can be very expensive if you buy them just when you need them, make sure to watch for deals all year long!

  • Nuts are a great item to stock up on when you find a good deal. Often times having an experation date 12-18 months after the date of purchase, make sure to look at all those experation dates!
  • Another great way to save is look for nuts in bulk, they are usually about 25-40% less than buying them pre-packaged
  • If you find raw nuts (not prepackaged at the store) you can use the following guidlines when storing: Room Temperature for 3 months, Refrigerator for 6 months, and in the freezer for 1 or more years

Noodles, who doesn’t have some form of noodle in their stockpile?

  • Since noodles are often dried this is one of the easiest food items to find at a good price and stock up on when it’s at its lowest price
  • A couple of times a year you can find 1lb boxes for $0.50 or less, at this time pick up a 4-6 month supply to help save
  • The best place to store noodles? In a cool dry place

Make sure you check out ALL of the tips we’ve shared – just click the letter for the food you want to know more about!!

A        B        C        D         E        F       G        H        I      J     K         M

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