Not a quilty post, but the way I try and save some money. I buy meat trays that are on sale and have a good value. These are brats and it was 10 big brats for $10. I split them up into meal portions for the two of us and froze them individually them. 5 meals for $10 is pretty cheap for meat now days.
I do use the Foodsaver I bought in Feb. Yes it adds the expense of the vac bag, but it lasts longer in the freezer without the freezer burn issue.
I have been on Pinterest and looked at a lot of blogs on saving money in grocery buying and food storage by breaking down bulk packaging and us it as you need it. With the cost of food and the waste that goes on I have to make my grocery money as wisely as I can.
It takes a little effort when you get home to break it up into usable amounts, but I save tons by not wasting any of it also. Between raising veggies in the Summer and being cost aware all year long I feel I save almost $600 on our grocery bill a year by buying on sale and buying in bulk when I can.
We have less preservatives by cooking from scratch and our sodium content and fat content is controlled. No it isn't for everyone, but it works for us. Chris