Saving You Money
Saving You Money
In Saving You Money, experts predict we could be paying 175% more for food by this summer than we were paying in the year 2000. Grocery savings is a topic we've covered for many years in Saving You Money and tonight we're going back to the basics. Grocery prices continue to steadily climb, but you can still get more bang for your buck. We have the tips that will make you supermarket savvy!
Kim Reynolds with PUBLIX says: "Most importantly, the rule of thumb is to be a savvy shopper and invest a little bit time into your research and it will really add up when you're at the register."
That means you've got to be prepared. 1ST...Make a shopping list. You'll be less likely to buy impulsively
Second, check the pantry so you're not buying things you already have. Third, coupons- clip them. Go online or find in store coupons.
Finally, always grab the circular. A lot of items that are on sale you can combine with your coupons.
Don't shy away from those discontinued items or manager specials savings never tasted so good!
"Any items that we're selling in the store should not be expired. So you certainly feel confident in that the Manager Specials items are still quality products are great to eat and that they're just at a really great value."
Get to know your store manager, you'll find it's a rewarding relationship as you navigate through the aisles. Reynolds says, "If there's an item You can't find we can order it for you. But more importantly, if you're just looking for sales feel free to talk to them. Or maybe you haven't seen your favorite item on sale in a while, they might be able to give a little bit of insight on when it might be going on sale in the next couple of weeks."
Private versus national labels? "You can save up to 30 percent by purchasing private label products over national brands. And you can see the savings right here. We call out for the Publix woven wheats baked whole wheat crackers for 2.99 vs. 3.69 for the national brand and that's a savings of 70 cents right there."
And don't forget loyalty cards. You can even load Ecoupons to them and leave the paper coupons behind.
Tuesday, February 19 2013, 10:42 PM CST
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