How many ways can you think of to save money at the grocery store? As an experienced retiree and even more experienced shopper, immediately, you come up with several: Use coupons. Shop the weekly specials. Choose a store with less frills and lower prices. Buy generic or store brands. Buy simple and avoid over-processed foods. Not so hard, you say. You are already a thrifty shopper. Chances are that you can refine your skills even further and save a few pennies–or dollars–more.
Occasionally you find coupons or rebates that allow you to purchase any product you want from a specific brand name, such as Del Monte. In cases like this, think outside the box. Consider all the different products under the brand name. Even though they might picture canned vegetables in the ad, they might manufacture other items that rarely offer coupons, such as condiments, pickles, or jarred or bottled sauces or dressings. Use the offer to your advantage to save on staple items you usually purchase at full price.
Once your coupons are ready to insert, file them in the order that you will shop. For instance, if you know you will be shopping for personal use items first, put those related coupons on the first sheet in your notebook. If the next isle is the cereal isle, insert all the coupons that you have for that isle in the next sheet. Do this until you have all coupons inserted and in order.
Also check your grocery stores weekly sales ads. You can double your savings by using Best IM Coupons on sales items. This is where some planning and organizing comes in.
Coupons discount range varies. Some offer 5% off other give as high as 70% or more. You might want to compute how much savings you get from using coupons. Try, maybe for 1 month, to try and sum up the cost of thing you bought with coupons and at the end of this month compare how much more you would have paid if you didn’t use your coupons. I promise you, you’d be amazed at the results.
Once you have landed to a website that offers restaurant coupons, you are required to type in some information like a zip code. Enter your town’s zip code to the box provided and if you plan to travel out of town, you can also type in the zip code of your destination. You will then get a list of coupons offered by eateries in or near that zip code.
You might be surprised how easy this can be. You see, retailer know that it is much less expensive to maintain a loyal customer than it is to gain one from scratch. So when a retailer sees the opportunity to gain a loyal customer… they will rarely pass on the opportunity.
You may think that a few pennies here and a percent or two there doesn’t add up to much, but don’t fall into that mind set… it does add up! If you stop to consider all things in your life that you spend you money on from groceries, to entertainment, to eating out and on and on… those little coupons can be gold!