How to Save Money On Groceries

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Learn the basics of saving money in the grocery store. Cover couponing, produce, meat, bulk etc.

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How to Save Money On Groceries

  1. 1. Extreme Couponing 101
  2. 3. A Cycle to Sales <ul><li>Prices fluctuate 40-50% during a sale cycle. </li></ul>Every Item has a Rock Bottom Low Price
  3. 4. Buy Price List <ul><li>Cereal reg. price - $4.50 per box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy Price - $1 or less </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Margarine reg. price - $2.50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy Price - 25¢ </li></ul></ul>List of prices you are willing to pay for most items in a store. A great tool to keep with you as you learn prices.
  4. 7. Stock Up <ul><li>Grocery sales run on cycles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular items on are sale every 6-8 weeks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some items are on sale seasonally. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When an item is at its lowest price, buy enough of that item to get you through to the next sale. </li></ul>
  5. 8. Brand Loyalties <ul><li>Miss out on deals for similar products </li></ul><ul><li>Miss out on hot coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Some brands never hit 40% off, while others are FREE! </li></ul>
  6. 9. Gathering Coupons <ul><li>Start with the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Only need the Sunday Paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Three coupon inserts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartSource (SS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redplum (RP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procter & Gamble (PG) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Printable Coupons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartsource.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redplum.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coupons.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CouponNetwork.com </li></ul></ul>Printable Coupons
  8. 11. Coupons in the Store
  9. 12. Coupons for Brand Loyalties <ul><li>Brand Facebook Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer Email Newsletters </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get a FREE Email account before registering. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Send coupons in emails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Send Home Mailers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Call Manufacturer </li></ul>
  10. 14. Coupon Basics <ul><li>One manufacturer coupon per item. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can not make copies of coupons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Bar Code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individualized security number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watermarks </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. Store Specific Ways to Save <ul><li>Doubling Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Price Matching </li></ul><ul><li>Catching Pricing Errors </li></ul><ul><li>Using Competitor Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Overage </li></ul>
  12. 17. Buy One Get One Deals <ul><li>Grocery Store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many you do not have to purchase both items. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a coupon on each item </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drugstore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One rings up Full Price the other rings up Free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must buy 2 to get the discount. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 18. Catalina Deals <ul><li>Purchase participating products and get money off your next purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>Many can be “rolled”. </li></ul><ul><li>Prints at most grocery stores in the area. </li></ul>
  14. 19. Rain Checks <ul><ul><li>Given out at ALL stores. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask cashier </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not always work the way you want </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grocery Stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask customer service </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Saving on Produce <ul><li>Stay in Season </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Local </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce Co-Op </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSA Farms </li></ul></ul>
  16. 21. www.marketnews.usda.gov
  17. 22. Saving on Meat <ul><li>Buy Local </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Butchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Buy in Bulk </li></ul>
  18. 23. Putting Groceries Together <ul><li>Pick ONE store </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what is on sale, buy 6 weeks worth. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy one week worth of off-sale items. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to plan menus off items on sale. </li></ul>

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