Using Grocery Fliers
This week, I wanted to focus on grocery fliers and see if that would help on my grocery bill. I normally just shop for what I need and get what is on sale. But, this week, I only needed a few basics–I already had the milk, bread, eggs, flour…but I needed some other things. I wrote a list of coupons I needed for brands I am loyal to that I didn’t have this time: Bisquick (has anyone tried Kroger brand? I am so dependant on the recipes on the Bisquick box for waffles and pancakes!).
There are a few brands of cereal that are not good in our interpretation (Cinnamon Toast Crunch/Special K). Stocking up on cereal coupons and combining those with in-store sales gets it down close to generic.
I don’t have time to detail the list at this moment, trying to make a walking field trip with my daughter. I have a zillion catch up items to accomplish today as well. But, on my $168 grocery bill, I saved $44 by shopping the sale bill–$7 of it was coupons. That’s a large enough proportion to continue as i can, for me. I got snack items for the kids based on what was on sale, subtracting in store coupons loaded on my Kroger card, PLUS the same paper coupons offered online…their name brand snacks were next to nothing, and I LOVE that for school snacks! Didn’t take long, but I had to spend a day getting caught up on my binder as I’ve let it get outdated.
To recognize areas where you can get a sale, plus coupons, plus Kroger card coupons does help–things like fruit chews are often better name brand at the ages my kids are. I don’t HAVE to give them those things, but it’s a perk when I can and they are on super-sale.
I hope to get a vlog up today of my coupon binder because i think some things work considerably better for me than what I’ve read. And, again, I only use it as the grace is there for me to do it and I have the time and desire to save on some extras.
PS: Milk is $3.04 this week at Rite Aid if you have to drop by there or pass by there…worth the stop! Even on sale for half gallons at Kroger, it’s cheaper (1.77 for half gallon at Kroger).
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