Teri Gault, founder of www.TheGroceryGame.com, lifestyle expert and money saving specialist showed us how to save an average of $500 a month on your supermarket, drugstore even dollar store costs.
Extreme couponers listen up! Teri Gault, CEO and Founder of TheGroceryGame.com is here with her to help you save big bucks when food shopping! Using Teri's money saving ideas, a family of four can save up to $512 on grocery shopping each month! Here are her top tips:
2. Get the big picture - Let the sales Circular be your guide The biggest pictures on the front page are usually the "must buy" deals, followed by more big pictures throughout. Ask yourself, is this something I will be running out of in the next 12 weeks?
3. Buy the limit Whenever you see a "limit 4' for example, this is a good indicator of the very best deals, which are often called "loss leaders". I know you don't need 4 jars of peanut butter right now. But when it's 99 cents each, you do!
4. Bigger isn't better Which one do you think is the best deal? (answer: probably the biggest). Used to be that way. But lately, we're seeing more and more that the cost per unit is least on the mid-sized package.
5. Learn "Coupon Math" What I just told you changes dramatically when you use a coupon. $1 off the 12 pack takes off 8 cents per unit. But the $1 off the 4 pack takes off 25 cents per unit. Now with this coupon, the smallest package may be the best value. Bring a calculator to figure the cost per unit.
6. Stock up on up to 5 weeks of dairy products Yogurt and organic milk have up to a 5 week "sell by" date. So when this 4-pack is on sale for $2, it's time to invest in as much as your family eats in up to 5 weeks. Check the sell by date to get the most time. If you use a $1 off coupon on this $2 sale, you can get it for $1. Wow! Keep a permanent market handy to mark the sell by date BIG.
7. Be a Smart Shopper: Utilizing all these tips and more you can save considerably on your groceries, www.thegrocerygame.com/screenshot