Monday, March 02, 2009

Saving a little Money on Grocery Shopping!

I am so excited to have my dear friend Cari guest post today. She is amazing at coupon shopping! I thought that we could all benefit from her expertise. So here she is ladies and gentleman!
Learn how to get all this for an amazing price!

With this struggling economy who could use a little extra cash? Did you know you can find it at the GROCERY STORE??? That's right folks with coupons you can learn to shop for cents on the dollar.

The basic idea is to wait for something to go on sale and then use the coupon on top of the sale price to get killer deals. So your first question is " I can use the coupon on top of the sale price?" and the answer is yes!!

Your next question is how do I know what coupons to use? That is where a few wonderful FREE websites come in,, (passport for SL county Utah is g84csg) and All of these website show you how to use your coupons to get the best deals. My favorite is the grocerysmarts. From this website I can see all the best deals every week for all the stores I use. They rate the best deals as 5 star deals, good deals at 4 stars and 3 stars means it is on sale but at an average price.

I won't lie to you it takes commitment, time, and sometimes you have to go to more than one store, but the $$ I am saving every week pays for that time. Here are some pictures of the semi annual Quaker Sale at Albertsons.If I paid full retail price for all those grocery's I would have spent 290.00After the sale price it took it down to 170.00After my coupons the total with tax was 58.00 I purchased 73 items that day if you do the math that is less than a dollar per item.

So where do I get my coupons you ask? The Sunday paper. The Sunday paper comes every week with at least 2 coupon inserts Red Plum, Smart Sources sometimes there will be 2 for each of these. Once a month you will see P&G saver, and a General Mills insert. The websites tells you which week and what insert the coupons you need come from.

This might be a little confusing to you all but it really is simple but overwhelming at first. If you have questions ask Shannon for my info and I would be happy to help you.


Jen said...

I love grocerysmarts! I use it all the time. You really can save A LOT of money by using these sites!

Holly | Reed Photographic said...

I've also heard the best way to save money long-term is to keep a price (& sale) book of common items you buy all the time so you know which stores sell them cheaper. Stores tend to have sales on certain types of items (like Quaker cereals) at certain times of the year. If you've been keeping track, you know how often the best sale is going to take place. Since you know the sale happens twice a year you know you can buy a 6 month supply without wasting anything.

Jennifer Manning said...

Shannon, I actually get them to pay to buy stuff sometimes. I love finding the deals that have a buy one get one coupon and another coupond for a dollar off and its on sale for $0.99!!