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Who likes to spend all your hard earned money on groceries? Not me! I would much rather get the best deals that I can while not breaking the bank to feed my family. I used to be the Queen of Coupons in my family but quit using them when all my local stores got rid of super doubles and double coupons. I can now still save money with virtual coupons and savings apps!
It also took lots of time and organization which has since went out the window with 4 kids! So if you want to save money on groceries without pulling your hair out then give some of these a try. I know you won’t be disappointed that you did.
Have you heard of Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program? It’s where you can select certain items to be delivered to your house on a schedule. We have Angel Soft toilet paper on Subscribe and Save and it’s delivered every couple of months. The price was better then going to the grocery for 2 reasons. 1. It saves time and gas money. 2. It keeps my hubby and I out of an actual store where we might buy things not on our list on in our budget!
CARTWHEEL for Target
My hubby actually discovered this app when he wanted to buy a PS4. He ended up saving big time between opening a Target credit card (the only one we have-shh don’t tell anyone..) and the discount via the Cartwheel app.
It’s a cellphone app or easy to use on PC. You login to your account usually accessed by phone and birthday. You add your grocery store discount cards. Then you select your savings. It’s just that simple.
This app is easy to use and doesn’t require much work from you after initial setup. Just view Checkout 51 before or after your shopping trip. After you have your receipt check to see if any items are listed on Checkout 51. Select your items in the app, scan your receipt with your smartphone and submit. Viola. It’s just that easy.
This app works for stores, online, restaurants, and gas stations. Recently I noticed that Ibotta added non-brand specific items which made me really happy! I was able to save .20 on each of the following items: milk, bread, jelly, eggs, and a handful of produce items. Ibotta works in teams and there’s often team bonuses each month.
If you only save $1 per week that’s $52 a year! If you saved $10 per week that’s $520! What would you do with an extra $520 a year?
SNAP from Groupon
Another app that allows you to save money by submitting your receipts from a variety of stores. Sometimes items are store specific BUT you do not have to unlock the savings like you do for Ibotta.
Did you know that you can print coupons on Swagbucks and earn points for doing so? This is a double dip sorta thing! Save money with the printed coupons and earn Swagbucks for doing so. I usually spend my Swagbucks on gift cards for Amazon so a total win for me!
Have you heard about the Savings Catcher? Each time you checkout from Walmart you can scan your receipt (up to 7 a week) and it will give you money back if it catches items cheaper at local stores. We haven’t used it very much BUT have already saved over $8. You can enter your receipt info online if you don’t have a smart phone or are out of room on yours!
Did you catch my post last week about cutting expenses without giving up your cell phone?
Now it’s your turn! What ways do you save on groceries? I would love to add new ways in order to save more money for my family and yours!