This week, I spent just $22.14 on groceries for my family of five, plus two cats. Want to know how?
In this short video, I’m going to show you 4 simple lessons that will help you get some groceries almost free, some completely free, and some that the stores will even pay you to buy.
While this video specifically features Publix, these same couponing rules apply to just about any store that you shop at, so WATCH IT ANYWAY.
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The best way to control your grocery budget is by stockpiling your groceries – buy them at the price you are willing to pay for them and not for the price the store tells you to pay. This video highlights 4 simple lessons that will allow you to do just that.
Lesson #1: BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
BOGO sales includes a little bit of everything, from groceries, to pet supplies, even health and beauty supplies.
These cycles run every 6-8 weeks.
Buying all your non-perishable items when they’re one sale allows to cut your grocery bill almost in half.
Lesson #2: Use Coupons
The best bang for your coupon buck, is to combine your in store promotions and BOGO sales with your coupons.
Lesson #3: Use Publix Coupons
Publix will allow you to use one store coupon and one manufacturer’s coupon on each item that you buy, even if they’re on sale, even if they’re BOGO.
You can find these coupons at the front of the store, in strategic locations throughout the store (like the pharmacy and the baby aisle), and often in your Sunday paper.
Don’t forget to check Publix.com – they have coupons under the “Coupon” tab, and also through their various Publix Clubs.
Lesson #4: Use Competitor’s Coupons
Competition is fierce and Publix, as well as many other stores, will allow you to use their competitor’s coupons in place of their own store coupon.
You can stack this competitor’s coupon with a manufacturers’ coupon on each item you buy.
Who they accept as a competitor is up to your local store. So check at the manager’s desk.
Any nearby grocery and/or pharmacies are usually accepted. Just be sure to ask first.
What’s your best couponing tip?