Monday, January 30, 2012

Grocery Store Strategy Two

 If you missed the first part, Click Here for the Link.

This is part two on grocery stores - Coupons. When you combine the price book with coupons, you can get some very good savings.

COUPONS: How to get them is the biggest problem. Ask your friends, family, co-workers. Buy multiple papers. Dumpster dive at the local recycling bin. I worked as a box route carrier for our local newspaper and theft of Sunday papers was a huge issue. We were ( and most are ) independent carriers for the newspaper company. For every newspaper that was stolen, we had to sale three more just to break even. Besides, with a little hard work and research, you can get paid to take an item home. FYI: I probably spend about an hour a month cleaning out the old expired coupons.

UPDATE: The show "Extreme Couponers" has made it more difficult to find free and cheap stuff. It is still possible though, just a little harder.

WEBSITES: I use a few, but search goggle for those that fit your personal style.

A coupon preview site
--Print pages 1 and 2 for a quick reference guide.

A site for multiple stores with coupon matching to items
--An excellent way to matchup coupons.

ORGANIZATION:Use a hanging file folder and place entire insert into a hanging file folder.

This method has worked extremely well for me.
( Note the printout and uncut inserts )

Combine the price book strategy and coupons/websites and this is what I've gotten for free over six months. Well, this pile probably made me about $12.00 to $20.00.

Once I have enough supplies to get through school, the surplus gets donated to family and friends. This is how we build our stockpile and this is just the free stuff!

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