Ways to Save on Groceries
I have found a method that is saving us a lot of money on food. I thought I would
share this information with you - I am happy to meet with you or have a little
informal class on how to do this one afternoon if you like.
My sister and I have used Couponmom.com for several years. However, she found a
additional site that has been a huge help. Here is the method she shared with me
and I use now!
Open a new tab - windows and Go to Couponmom
http://www.couponmom.com/ (register & login)
Choose Grocery Deals by State
Click down arrow - select store where you shop: (ex: Georgia - Kroger)
A window pops up with a list of this weeks specials. Scroll through and find those
items that you use and that you can use a coupon.
Example: This week Kroger has Pillsbury Crescent Rolls on sale for $1.67. You see
the item on the list on CouponMom:
09-07 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8-14oz--Reward
$0.50 1 $1.67 $1.17 49%
GM Promo Item
Go to The Coupon Clippers:
http://www.thecouponclippers.com/ (register & login)
Enter Pillsbury in search box - list comes up and shows that they do offer a .35
coupon and can be purchased for .05 each.
Pillsbury CRESCENT dinner rolls on any
Qty Available: 1183 (Min. Order Qty: 5)
$0.35 11/29/08 $0.05
Check the box on the list from couponmom - enter the number you want to purchase
on couponclippers - a .35 coupon costs .5 cents. The store doubles the coupon
giving you .70 cents off per package. You can buy 10 coupons for 50 cents. You can
purchase Crescent Rolls for $1.67 - .70 (double coupon) = .97 each
BOGO - Buy One Get One - be sure to get 2 coupons - U can use for both items.
Ex: Vitamins cost 3.99 - BOGO - you get 2 bottles for 3.99 - you use 2-1.00
coupons - you get 2 bottles of vitamins for 1.99!
I go through the sale lists on at least 1 Sunday a month (via Couponmom or
Couponclippers - look under Store Sales) or pull up the store sale circular from their
website (to include Walgreens, CVS, etc). Make sure to check off each item on the
Couponmom list - and select Display Selected Deals - it will give you a list of those
items you plan to purchase for each store (I highlight the ones I purchased coupons
for). Keep the lists - order the coupons - if you order on Sunday and choose normal
delivery they will usually arrive by Thursday. Remember Publix ads change middle
of the week so you have to make sure you look at the list the day the new sale starts
and order your coupons (I think it is Thursday).
So how much did I save?
I spent $10.34 on coupons and shipping from Couponclippers
Kroger - I purchased 198.00 worth of groceries buying sale items with
coupons/Kroger brand and with Kroger plus card and coupons - I paid 103.22
Walmart - harder to track (they don't do the breakdown like Kroger) - I spent about
90.00. Included in my great buys:
I purchased Soft Soap with coupons this month for .43 a bottle!
I also purchased Joy dish soap for .23 a bottle!
Knorr-Swiss Rice side dishes - I bought for .19 each! (I think I bought 20 of them)
I loaded up my pantry - filled a entire shelf with staples - and spent right at
200.00 all together. Best guess - I got around 325.00 to 350.00 worth of
groceries. The key here - buy in quantity those things you use in bulk to last you 6
months. Over the course of a couple of months - you will have a good supply of food
and staples that you can pull from (to include diapers and baby supplies) - or give to
those in need!
Feel free to forward this to anyone that you think might be interested!
Have a Great Day,