Alright, I have to take back what I said in a previous post. I wrote an article a while back about how you can save a lot of money buying generic brand foods. I wrote that article before I truly understood the power of coupons.
Recently my sister-in-law introduced my family to a group of extreme savers who used the power of coupons to save hundreds of dollars per month on their grocery bill. At first I was a little skeptical because from previous experience coupons only brought name brand foods down to a price that was almost as cheap as the generic brands. However, after doing some research and some hands on experiements I am now a believer.
The key to the savings is to stockpile a lot of coupons and only use them when something is on sale, as well as combining paper or printed coupons with other incentives. For example there are some websites that allow you to load manufacturers coupons to you Kroger plus card as well as use a paper coupon for the same item. Sometimes you can get items for free or very close to free. My last weeks trip to Kroger yeilded almost a 50% savings in the gorcery bill!
I’m now somewhat addicted to coupon clipping and deal shopping so stay tuned for more information about this money saving topic!