I’m a shopper. I love to shop. More than I love to shop I love to get a good deal. Although I’m far from an extreme couponer, I do love my deals, my freebies and my special offers. I have tons of tips for helping you save at the grocery store on the items you love.
Social Media Is Your Friend
Use Twitter and Facebook to your advantage. Follow your favorite stores. Follow your favorite products. You’ll find special offers deals and giveaways available only to their followers. Many of these offers will be at random times of the day, so you’ll need to be ready to hop on them when they come.
Get All The Store Cards You Can
Every store seems to have a loyalty card now. I get one whenever it’s offered. Worried about a wallet full of cards? If you have a smartphone there’s an app for that! There are multiple apps that are made just for storing your loyalty card details.
Don’t Be Afraid of Name Brands
People often think generic means savings. While on the surface generic products are cheaper, you can often save more using coupons. This is especially true if your store doubles. If a name brand product is $.75 more and you have a $.50 coupon that is doubled by your store you’ll actually save $.25 by using the coupon and buying the name brand.
Get The Paper
I get a Sunday only subscription to my newspaper. It has paid for itself many times over in savings from all of the coupon inserts. You can buy extra papers, get them from your neighbors and even use clipping services online, but I find that the one paper I get every Sunday is more than enough to help me save.
Is Your Store Tech Savvy?
More and more stores are offering an electronic coupon option. These coupons are loaded onto your store loyalty card and saved for you. When your card is scanned they are deducted automatically. Depending on the store and the offer you might even be able to stack these offers with paper coupons you have printed or clipped. Stores like Kroger even over special Cart Buster offers with digital offers for free products!
Find Your Blogging Savemates
No one person can find all the deals there are, but there are tons of smart mamas out there who can help. A quick search using the keywords of your favorite stores and products can you help you find the best deals. It can also help you find new blogs to follow, which is always a nice bonus!
I hope this has inspired you to think of new ways you can save at your favorite stores. Happy Savings!
I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms Kroger CartBuster blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.