Sunday, October 30, 2016
Save $500+ at the Grocery Store by Making These Easy Changes!
On average, shoppers visit the grocery store three to four times per week and end up purchasing over 50% more than they originally planned. Save time, money and stress by limiting your grocery trips to once per month.
PLUS: Some of our favorite apps for cashback are below. Use multiple apps to maximize your savings!
Whether it’s big boxes of goods at Sam's Club, or the bulk bins at the local market, it’s easier and cheaper to buy larger amounts of food and paper goods in bulk (it also saves on excess packaging too).
Manufacturer coupons are the "holy grail" for savvy shoppers because they are accepted at both national and local grocery stores. The best couponers will combine manufacturer coupons with grocery store coupons, rebate apps and customer loyalty cards to maximize savings power.
Sign up and print from these brands and score$1,000+ in exclusive coupons form your favorite products, useful tips and ideas on how to save (even more!), and learn about free samples and exciting promotions.
Keep in mind - you can usually only print two online coupons per person, per manufacturer, per day.
This is a great way to get added perks in the form of store credit or points delivered right to your inbox. The best tactic is sign up for the brand's loyalty offer via their website to get their deal announcements sent directly to your email - EASY.
Here are some of our favorite loyalty programs:
Don’t know if that cereal, shampoo or diaper product is any good? No worries, look for a free sample from our huge Free Samples or Freebies sections on MySavings.com. We list hundreds of brand name products so you can try them out before purchasing.
Did you know you can ask to sample anything at Trader Joe’s and also in the produce section at Whole Foods?
Focus on only buying groceries when they are at their rock-bottom price.
Most stores and regions follow a 6-week cycle. So, if you see a cheap price one week then buy enough of that item to last around 6 weeks to add to your stockpile.
Be sure to research each grocery store's online couponing policy before shopping.
You probably have a favorite store. It's your go-to place, your shopping home. While it's okay to prefer one shopping experience over another, don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and explore prices at other stores. You'll save a lot more than you think by adding several stops to your grocery trip.
Be sure to keep all your receipts to help you compare prices at different locations. It may sound like a lot of work, but once you know where to buy certain items, you won't have to comparison shop until you notice a price increase.
YOUR TURN: What's your favorite way to save at the grocery store?