Save money on groceries (real life)

by David Bakke

save money on groceries
Let me give you a quick, stellar example of how to save money on groceries, and how to do it the right way.

In other posts and other places, I have told you that I do not clip too many coupons. I didn’t say that I never clip them, I just don’t clip them much.

Well, I have been looking at our pantry lately and noticed that we have been running low on the baby food that we feed to our son. It is one of the more expensive brands (but worth it), and normally sells for $1 for a 4 oz. jar.

Well, the last time I saw a sale for it, buy one get one free, I really loaded up. I probably bought about 40 of them. As that supply has been slowly dwindling, I have been checking around, hoping for a similar sale.

Well after looking for about a few weeks, we finally ran out completely yesterday. Oh well, not much I could do, except go to the grocery store and pay full price. So I walked into my grocer this morning and lo and behold, there it was–buy one get one free. Glory, glory glory.

Well, in order to maximize my savings, I went to my little coupon file and found about 5 different coupons for this exact food. The coupon read “get $1 off when you purchase 10”.

So to make a long story short, I picked up 10 this morning. Normally, I would have paid $10, but with the buy one get one deal and my other coupon, I paid $4.

I will use my other 4 coupons later in the week, which will make my total savings for this little project right at $34. Not to mention the fact that I won’t have to worry about buying this for the next few months.

That is the way you need to think and that is the way you need to act.

The moral of the story is this: If you pay attention to sales, if you stock up when you see them, and if you at least clip coupons for items that you buy often, your savings on groceries can be greater than you ever imagined.


If you would like to learn more ways to save and to spend less, click here to download my free report “10 Fast and Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Everyday Life”.

{ 1 comment }

1 Lana August 11, 2009 at 4:16 am

wow, you saved quite a lot, very impressive!

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