Extreme Couponing: How to Save more on groceries!!
I wanted to share with you all a few tips on how to find the best deals on groceries with your coupons. For a more thorough starter guide on Couponing go here and check out the Tips for Beginners page.
One thing I have noticed since I started using coupons is that I end up saving more on products like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste etc then I do on my regular groceries. You will notice the "high value" coupons released online and in your sunday paper are generally for these type of products, rather than groceries. However, there is several ways that you can cut your grocery bill by as much as half by simply following a few of the tips I have listed below. Saving money is easier then people may think and it doesn't take "extreme" measures to save. Check out the tips below to get a few ideas on how to save more money on your Grocery Bill and start living more Frugal!
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Extreme Couponing; How to find the best deals on Groceries
- Let me start by saying that I totally recommend you get at least 2 Sunday Papers every week. If you have a Dollar Tree in your area you will always pay $1 for the paper. The reason I suggest 2 papers minimum is so that you have at least 2 of every coupon in case of a BOGO Free Sale (I'll explain below).
- If you're a grocery store shopper, often your store will have Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Sales. Check with your individual stores coupon policy, but at Stores here in Florida such as Publix and Winn-Dixie; These stores will accept 2 Coupons on BOGO Free Sales maximizing your savings!
Previous Deal At Publix (Last Week) – Buy 2 Kibbles & Bits Dry Dog Food 4lb bag - $4.99, on sale Buy One Get One Free
- Use 2 $1.50 off 1 Kibbles & Bits Dry Dog Food ANY found in previous Red Plum Insert
2 Bags at $4.99, 2 Coupons totaling $3.00 = $1.99 for 2 bags of Dog Food
In Georgia you do not have to buy both items in a Buy One Get One Free Sale, instead they will ring up one item at half the cost. Therefore, you could purchase one bag of Kibbles & Bits at $.99 with coupon instead of 2.
- Take advantage of 10 for $10 sales. If an item is on sale 10 for $10 you first of all do not have to purchase 10 items to get the $1 price. If you have a coupon for $1 off 2 products on the 10 for $10 list you get both for $1 with the coupon!
- Use competitors coupons! Here in Florida, Publix Grocery Store will honor competitors coupons. The stores that they consider competitors will vary by region. Check with your stores coupon policy to see what coupons they honor. You can stack a competitors coupon with a manufacturers coupon for even more savings. Here where I live Target, Sweetbay & Save-a-lot are considered competitors. Frequently there is $5/25 and $10/$50 coupons available for these stores that will be honored at Publix.
Buy 1 item at $3
- Use 1 Manufacturers coupon valued at $1 off 1
- Use 1 Competitor Coupon valued at $.50 off 1
Final Cost: $1.50 for the item after "stacking" coupons
- You can also Stack Store Coupons with Maunfacturer coupons at most stores. It's the same scenario as above but with a stores coupon rather than a competitors coupon.
- If your store doubles coupons, this is a GREAT way to save! Most stores will double up to $1. This means if you have a coupon for $.50 off a product it will actually "double" and be worth $1 off that item at check-out! Use this to score items free or very cheap when they are one sale. I know Kroger doubles coupons, and lots of other stores as well.
So that was just a few tips to help you start saving on your grocery bill. .If you watch the sales for the individual stores you shop at, clip your coupons accordingly, BUY at least 2 papers, and plan a little bit you can save more than you ever imagined on your grocery bill! I make it much easier for you here on That Frugal Girl. Daily I post deals, weekly ad previews for popular stores + coupon matchups, free stuff, printable coupons, and much more!
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