Did you know WalMart prices matches competitor ads? Take 10 minutes and go through the grocery circulars and jot down the item and price of what you'd like. When shopping, put a handheld basket (with your priced matched items in it) in your shopping cart to make checking out a breeze. Example of a good deal: cherries at WalMart were $2.99; I got them priced matched at $.99! :o)
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My DW didn't like using coupons, so I cut out a number of items from different stores and took them to Walmart for its Price Match policy. After going home,she figured that just by price matching against Walmarts prices we saved $5.87 - more than 10 percent of our bill. Now she price matches, immediately goes home and figures the savings and puts the money into a a special savings account. In three months we have saved $71 - almost one room-night for vacation!
Many bricks-and-mortar retail stores clearly tell you that any "price match" that they offer does not apply to matching online vendor prices. Not always true! Recently got in-store price match by comparing a "ship-to-store" price elsewhere, also one store recently matched an Amazon.com price. Worth asking, at least!
Before going to the grocery store sit down with the ads for the current week and THEN plan out your menu. I go through all the ads circling what prices are good and items I can use, then I take them to Walmart (who price matches) and get them there.
I spend $50 a week for a family of 4 (a husband with a huge appetite, a teen, and a 5 year old boy who eats alot). We have steak and all our favorites, it just takes extra planning on my part (about 2 hours a week). It's worth it!
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