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Is there anyone more frugal than Mom? She’s the queen of scouring store shelves to score the most wild deals. But one Canadian mom is taking coupon cutting and flyer frequenting to a whole new level.

Aimee Geroux, a mother from Toronto, recently revealed how she spends just $200 per month on groceries for her family of five. Five mouths! $200! Per month! That’s an impressive total, even for a couple living in an urban setting.

Geroux flips through traditional paper flyers, looking for weekly discounts on produce, meat and more, but where she really finds the star items is with mobile flyer apps. Yup, there’s an app for pretty much everything these days.

The mother of five specifically names Flipp and Flyerify (we’ve downloaded both) to source weekly sale items from all sorts of stores in her area, then plans her weekly meals based on the digital savings she discovers.

She also uses rebate apps like Checkout 51 to save on her family’s food bill. “They offer a rebate list each week. It could be 25 cents back on carrots or a dollar back on toilet paper. And if you buy those things and take a picture of your receipt and scan it to the app, they’ll give you a rebate back in your account,” she told CBC’s Metro Morning. (Yes, we’ve downloaded that one, too.)

More of the the frugal mama’s advice? Buy store brand products and use frozen/canned ingredients when necessary for a cheaper alternative. But Geroux doesn’t buy junky food just because they’re discounted; she still manages to find sales on fresh produce by doing a little bit of digging.

Okay, no more aimlessly wandering through the aisles. Here’s to hoping next week’s grocery bill is a little bit lower thanks to some planning and research.

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