Tagged With "Groceries"

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Grocery Savings - Publix

Christi ·
Hello Fellow Savers, I came across this today https://www.frozenrewardsclub.com/Home/Products It is a way to get a 10 gift card from Publix, when you buy 30 worth of Agra frozen foods. Please share other savings like this that you have found!
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How To Save Money on Groceries

Six on a Budget ·
How do others save money when buying groceries? I have two ideas that have worked really well, among others: First: Ask what do we have to eat; not what are we in the mood to eat? That simple question saved us remarkably by making do and getting creative with what we already have in the house, rather than frequently running back to the grocery store for a "few more things". Next: Call your local grocery store and ask what time of day that store clearances meat, produce and bakery items. Shop...
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Apps to earn rewards and cash

Ana ·
Ebates - earn money when you shop via stores on Ebates. Ibotta is a great way to earn money while you shop. Check out Fetch Rewards. Turn any grocery receipt into savings! Shopkick - Earn points toward a free gift card while you shop in stores or online - Get Upside - earn money back when you get gas for your car. I can privately send you the links to the apps with my referral codes in which you will earn a bonus. Just let me know. Are there any others that I should check out?
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Grocery Shopping - How far away is your usual store?

Former Member ·
I'm working on an article about food deserts: areas where there's limited access to fresh food. It's making me think more about those trips to the grocery store that I take almost on autopilot. Did you know that just 10 years ago, more than 2 million Americans who didn't own cars also didn't have a grocery store closer than one mile away? I gripe about doing this weekly task, but when it comes down to it, it's not a strenuous one for me to complete. I'm curious how far you go to do your...
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Grocery Store Unit Price Codes

Savvy Susie ·
Is anyone out there not using grocery store unit price codes when they shop?
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Leslie Kay ·
Coupons, sales, specials, rebate programs...If it doesn't have a spiff I avoid purchasing it. Lately, I am overspending on delivery food due to an injury and illness but I still participate in whatever deal is going on. Doordash has the most promos. just google doordash discounts or the like. Just know if there is something wrong with your order that you can report it by hitting help on your order page and give a detailed review. They are generous with offering refund dollars for your next...
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lismox ·
I just posted about using Aldi vs. Publix. Aldi has the same high quality merchandise as Publix (with the exception of a fresh bakery). I am going to be using them exclusively for the coming months. I'm looking to save $400-500 per month on groceries, and I know I can do it. Groceries are our single biggest expense after our mortgage payment.
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lismox ·
Aldi is awesome and so close to my house. I will be going there now!
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AverageJoe ·
@lismox I grew up on Aldi's grocery stores groceries. A lot of people we knew wouldn't shop there, but they were the "ritzy" type who liked to shop at the larger, better-known stores like Kroger, and in our area Korsmeyers and Thompsons. We didn't have a Wal Mart at that time. Many times that grocery store helped a family of eight live quite well. I still shop there. It's a great money-saving tip!
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Shannon H ·
Love Aldi. Most of their items are better quality that regular store brands you get at Walmart or Kroger and cost less. More fresh foods and less processed foods will help with keeping grocery bills down once you learn to plan meals around what is on sale and available.
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AverageJoe ·
@Shannon H You're correct. I was told if you had to buy from other stores like WalMart, Kroger or Publix, avoid using the center aisles because that is where all the canned goods and processed foods will be. I'm diabetic, and the dietician told me that. After a few months of looking through what we bought in those areas, we found out that she was so right. Now we try to take her advice on that.
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Mrsmcbride ·
I love Aldi!! I even found that you can use coupons on some of the name brand items that they have in the store. We save money with our family of 6, five gentleman and myself, by couponing as well. I buy fresh vegetables and fruit but sometimes purchase the frozen because they last longer in my house.
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AverageJoe ·
Growing up using Aldi's, we had to use both frozen AND fresh fruits and veggies. With eight of us and friends to boot around all the time, we always had apples, oranges and other things around to eat after school. Of course, we had chips and the fried apple and cherry pies as well, but we were usually directed to the FRESH things first! Mom always made sure of that. We were also blessed in the fact that we had a friend who grew veggies in an acre leased lot close to our church who brought us...
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Re: Apps to earn rewards and cash

Moore Income ·
I just tried out Get Upside the other day. It is not available in my area but I was traveling so I figured I would give it a shot. But every time I tried to upload my receipt it would fail, and since there is a time limit, I wasn't able to get my reward. Not a great first time experience. I just started using a newly launched app that gives cashback for purchases with many big retailers and in the future they are introducing more local ones as well as a cryptocurrency that you will also...
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Karen Campbell ·
Ana: Please send me information.
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Ana ·
@Karen Campbell I will send it you now.
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Ana ·
@Moore Income Sorry to hear about your experience with Get Upside. I haven't had that issue. I signed up for Dosh but haven't used it yet.
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Moore Income ·
@Ana the cashback is not that much honestly and you have to have $20 before you cash out but most cashback sites have a minimum. I have had the most success by referring other people.
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Ana ·
@Moore Income Oh ok. Thanks.
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KathyH18 ·
What’s the name of the cash back app you are referring to in your reply? I would like to try it.
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Moore Income ·
@KathyH18 are you referring to the one I am talking about? I will send you a message with details.
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Ana ·
Anyone use Earny or Paribus?
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Ehwilson ·
Kidazzler, super easy and I love the idea of building a kid friendly searchable database. We don’t launch until March, but my current potential monthly earnings is over $1500.
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Janna Johnson ·
I use CoinOut, Fetch, Receipt Hog, and Dabble apps for easy peasy $. I'm also using several mystery shopper apps and have been successfully paid. Referrals would be appreciated and returned. Just send a message or FB message for links. Thanks
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Moore Income ·
@Janna Johnson I haven't heard of CoinOut or Dabble, what do those do? Feel free to send me a message with more info.
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Maryanne Meyerriecks ·
A lot of the cash back apps don't seem to require you go to the app before shopping. You just link your credit card, forget about it, and when you happen to be at that store, use the credit card. I have Dosh. I got $5 for signing up and just got 2% on a Sam's Club purchase. There aren't that many offers in my area, and some offers aren't available from my local franchisee (Dunkin Donuts, for example, is listed, but my local Dunkin isn't listed as a local merchant.) Swagbucks has some shop...
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Alexis Grant ·
We did some work with Shopkick (I work at The Penny Hoarder) and I couldn't believe how loyal their users are -- they have a serious fan base! People who use it absolutely love Shopkick, so much that they sometimes spot each other at stores. Something interesting I didn't expect was that a number of the people we interviewed use the app not only to earn/save money (by earning kicks and redeeming for gift cards) but also to lose weight, because the app motivates them to walk a lot.
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Re: Grocery Store Unit Price Codes

Caitlin Constantine ·
I always check the unit price. It was how I randomly discovered one day that the name-brand raisins were actually cheaper than the generic version at my grocery store. I still don't really understand it, but hey, not going to question it too much!
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Savvy Susie ·
That is why you should always check the codes. Certain items, like ketchup and mustard, are notorious for inconsistencies when it comes to name and generic/store brands. One can save an enormous amount of money by simply reading UPCs.
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FreebiePharm ·
Continuing to look for ways to save in this area as it is the most "controllable" expense we have. I have taught myself to be more mindful of what I buy and assess whether I really need something.
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Bonnie Squires ·
For me i never drove but now my kids drive me around. But we have a store that is about 10 to 15 min away from us price are kinda high on meats but thats in all small towns i've lived in. Than we have a dollar general thats a mile away. Walmart I'm guessing is about a half hour away. Which I don't go there much.
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Former Member ·
@Bonnie Squires , what's it like shopping at the Dollar General that's close to you? Do you find it has enough of the essentials? I know DG is working to expand its selection of fresh food, like produce, but I'm not sure if that's actually happened in stores yet.
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Bonnie Squires ·
@Former Member Where I use to live which was about half hour from here they was good for cereal,canned food,house hold items. I didn't buy much frozen food there and they didn't have produce there either. It was a small store. Now where I'm living i really like this dollar general it us to be a walmart store which closed down and so the dollar general brought the store because it was bigger than they had here. This one has gas. It has fresh meat which isn't bad at all and produce which i've...
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Briana ·
I've really started working on the first one here, Melanie! I used to go out and buy more food every time I was "bored" with what I already had in my fridge. Now I try to find fun ways to utilize the food I already have in my cabinets. Just last week, I forgot I had turkey burgers and fish still frozen (and perfectly good!) in my freezer.
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Nicole ·
Meal planning is key for me. I do 1 'big' grocery shop a month for the basics & meat. Then weekly I buy milk & produce that we need as well as use any 'free product coupons' that I come across.
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Kirsten Cherry ·
I love doing number one because it challenges me and usually turns out better than expected! I had no idea number two was even an option. Thanks for the idea! I try my best to meal plan regularly, but usually end up buying the basics to turn into different meals: proteins, fats, fruits & veggies, and grains. Sometimes it’s hard for me to balance a budget and a healthy diet but I think I’m getting better week by week.
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Men On A Budget ·
The "average" household should not exceed 10% of take-home income for food. The issue that I have, with my wife and I on retirement income, is that we do not have the average income those cited financial experts are talking about. We are literally only a few dollars above the thresh holds for receiving many of the governmental benefits that would allow us more budget boosters. The good news is that we have more time than money that we can use to get to our target, allowing us to have more by...
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Men On A Budget ·
Couponing is just such a waste of time, right? I have a single female friend with multiple stores in her area wondering if she can hit a $3,000 total of savings from her local Stop & Shop by end of year. Not a bad part time "gig" in my opinion for a few hours of time here and there. ((Note: I have seen untouched photos from the same store chain in excess of $20k for a lady with a family very active with donating to charities)). I'm not as cuckoo for coupons but my wife and I do pretty...
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Men On A Budget ·
Another awesome way to save on groceries is by using the various "match up" web sites out there. Web sites like www.howtoshopforfree.net, www.krazycouponlady.com and www.livingrichwithcoupons.com all have individual store tabs that will show readers what items are on sale at stores that they cover AND point consumers to printable or online coupons, store promotions, rebate offers, gas perks for the craziest final price deals. If you're a fan of getting the best bang for the buck (literally)...
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Men On A Budget ·
Here's an article from Penny Hoarder (November) with 32 Things Most of Us Don't Do at the Grocery Store That Could Save Us $100 or More... It's title is "32 Things Most of Us Don't Do at the Grocery Store That Could Save Us $100 or More" ((glad I know how to copy and paste ... LOL)) https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...eries/groceries-100/
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Wen Dee ·
I save 75% or more shopping using coupons, bogo deals , discount meat/bakery deals and Ibotta. I rarely pay full price for any grocery/household items. Many items I get is FREE. https://www.facebook.com/Coupons4newbies/ (my website). I shop once a month for meats and main items we need, then weekly for milk/cheese/fruits/produce.
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Moore Income ·
Good points. Also, another thing I have had to realize is that when there is a "3 for $9" sale, etc, a lot of times the price per item is $3 each for the sale and you don't have to purchase all 3 to get the deal unless specifically stated. Knowing this has saved me from spending extra money to get more than I actually need of something.
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jenakle ·
LOL I don't typically buy my olive oil by the gallon! But yes I do try to use the per ounce as a guide when comparison shopping. The hardest for me is toilet paper...double vs triple play, how many sheets am I really getting/how long will this actually last if it's thinner than what we usually buy, etc.
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Savvy Susie ·
The best toilet paper advice I ever got was buy Scott's. Not only does it have a very low cost per unit--especially when you buy the biggest bag you can find, like at Costco--it also reliably degrades. Scott's, Hellmann's/Best Foods and Tide Pods are my go-to brands that I collect coupons, look for sales and buy in large quantities as long as the published costs per unit make sense.
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Former Member ·
Two things that have helped keep my grocery bill down lately: 1. I do only slight variations on breakfast and lunch items I take to work, so that I'm not starting from scratch every time I meal prep. For instance, changing the seasoning I use on chicken makes the salad I take every day taste different from batch to batch; or sometimes I might add cheese, or another veggie, or something but not have to reinvent the salad wheel. 2. Man, my boyfriend took me to Aldi. What a game changer.
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Sully ·
I love Aldi I save a lot of money on canned veggies, produce and milk. The only meat I have tried is pork chops and country style ribs and both were great .
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Former Member ·
I can vouch for the chicken, too! I was impressed with the produce I got for about half the price of the grocery store I had been going to.
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Gee ·
Hi Savvy Susie: Scott’s for me, too, but my wife prefers Sam’s Members Mark. So we have 2 bathrooms and it’s not a problem. 😉. I also love Hellman’s but you should try Duke’s and Blue Plate. They are very good, too. I’m in Florida so Publix rotates all 3 brands on their BOGOs, plus they take manufacturers’ coupons on top of the BOGO. How lucky is that! Concerning unit pricing: I always check that, never assuming the larger quantity is better priced. I may only save .000057¢ per each, but...
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jenakle ·
We live in a midtown area and have 6 stores w.in a 3 mile radius (3 Publix, Winn Dixie, Lucky's, and a Whole foods), plus Costco and Sam's on the other side of town. Numerous Asian and Latin stores I haven't even tried. I tend to drive to the Publix that's a little further away because the college kids make the parking lot a nightmare at the one closest to me lol. Lots of options but I usually go to "my" Publix weekly and Costco once a month, or Lucky's if they have good deals.
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Melissa ·
I'm from a smallish suburban town. When I was younger the closest grocery store was a 20 minute drive (about 9.5 miles) away. I don't think it was too much of a problem, except for when the gas prices spiked. It was almost like an exciting outing when we drove into town. We always had a big list of items to buy so we made the most of the trip. My mom might have gone to a few specialty grocery shops here and there, but the one-stop shop at Hannaford was where it was at! Now, there is one...
 
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