|I haven't gotten too organized |
with my coupons and sale flyers yet...
You'll see several links related to the Publix grocery store. I don't normally shop at Publix because the prices are generally higher than Aldi or Super Walmart, where I usually shop. However, apparently if you are a smart shopper, Publix can yield a lot of bargains! According to one friend, Esther Wadley, who co-writes the Coupons Make It Free site) Publix can be consistently cheaper than the others if you use coupons and combine deals. Hmmm. I guess I'll have to look into that! I already occasionally stop into a Publix when I drop my boys off for youth group to grab their great Buy 1 Get 1 offers. Yesterday, I clipped a newspaper coupon for Mrs. Smith's or Edwards pies, and found a sale flyer ad for 50% off the same pies at Publix and another one for Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Walmart. Sounds yummy for Easter!
I think it's good advice to only use coupons for something you are really going to use, and only if the discounted price is a bargain compared to either another store or another brand. You can always pass your unused coupons along to friends. Or, if you see a really good deal on basic products, stock up and donate them to a food pantry or homeless shelter!
Happy couponing! And leave me a comment with your tips and web sites! There are already two very informative comments from my friend Mandy Reel, an avid couponer, so even if you don't have a comment to add, be sure to click the comment button below to see them.
Couponing Information Sites
- Coupons Make It Free by Esther Wadley
On-Line Printable Coupons
Since couponing is only one strategy for pinching pennies, check out my article Saving Money on Groceries. More recent posts in my food series include...
Other Articles on Saving Money on Food
Other links from moneysavingmom.com that might help you save money on groceries:
- How We Afford to Eat Organic Foods on a $100 Weekly Grocery Budget
- 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget (series)
I hope this helps someone save money!