Some of you are better than others at systematically saving money at the grocery store. You've got the coupon caddy. You know the BOGO rotation. You're the ones who say "BOGO" instead of buy-one-get-one free. Always thinking about economy, even in language.
Maybe you store-hop for good deals or, better yet, you've figured out how to get the best prices at the store where you regularly shop. Perhaps you're the cook who has mastered a repertoire of economical dishes, ones that provide leftovers for another night.
We want to know your secrets. Help those of us struggling to slash the weekly food bill with your pearls of wisdom. Some might call you cheap; we think you're a genius.
E-mail your tips to [email protected] and put PENNY-PINCHERS in the subject line. Mail submissions to Penny-Pinchers, Taste section, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Please include your name, daytime phone number and city of residence. We want to give credit where credit is due. The deadline is March 5.
Janet K. Keeler, Times lifestyles editor