Save On Groceries: Ten Simple Tips
Save 40% or more on your weekly grocery bill.
Everyone knows that the average grocery bill is over $100.00. Not everybody knows that there are simple ways to save money every week. Try these ten rules, they are sure to make a huge difference in your bill.
1. Buy a Sunday newspaper, the coupons you find in the Sunday paper will refund the cost of the paper. I buy a paper from out of state also to double the amount of coupons I receive. (Make sure the coupon sections have not been removed already. It does happen quite often.)
2. Shop at stores that double or triple your coupons. Not every state has such stores, if you live in a state that does not, write letters to the headquarters asking for them to start. That is how we got a local store to start doubling them.
3. Try to use the bulk of your coupons on items that are also on sale. (Example: your detergent is on sale for $3.99 instead of $5.99 and you have a $1.00 coupon. If you use the coupon on the sales price it will end up costing $1.99 if the coupon is doubled. If you used it off the regular price it would cost $3.99.)
4. Cut out all of your coupons and swap the coupons you will not use with friends. Another idea is to join an internet coupon swapping club, there are a number from which you can choose.
5. Write letters or emails to companies who make the products you use a lot. Most companies love to hear compliments and will compensate you for your time by giving you coupons for free items.
6. Buy a coupon organizer. It saves time if your coupons are organized. Make sure you throw out the expired ones so that you do not buy the item in the store and then find out the coupon is no good.
7. Join an online rebate service. If you buy any of the items they have listed, you print out a shopping list and buy those items. Once you have mailed it in they will send you a check within two weeks for the total of the offered rebates. No more waiting 6 to 8 weeks from the manufacturer.
8. See if your store has a website. A lot of stores offer extra coupons on their websites that you can print out and use at any of their locations.
9. If your grocery store offers a savings card, sign up. They are normally free to join, and you can save even more on your grocery bill.
10. Check out the freebie sites on the internet. A lot of the sites offer 800 numbers where you can get coupons. Most of the 800 numbers are computerized, all you do is leave your mailing address on the answering machine.