I learned a trick that has saved me hundreds (dare I say, thousands?) of money at the grocery store over the last few years.
It isn’t coupon clipping, although that can help.
It isn’t stockpiling, even though there are times that is beneficial.
It’s this lovely trick called price matching.
Have you tried it?
Here is what I do each week.
All of my ads from the grocery stores come on Tuesdays. As soon as the mail comes, I grab those ads and sit down with a paper and pen. I go through all the ads and write down the best deals. There might be some broccoli on sale at Albertson’s. Maybe some cheese for a great deal at Kroger. Maybe some boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale at Target.
I then compile my list.
I take off to Wal-Mart (I have also heard that Target price matches, but I am not sure their policy), with my list in hand.
Avocados might be $.99 at Wal-Mart, but I can get them for $.33 each because that is the price at Tom Thumb.