I often get asked if you save on groceries without coupons? The answer is yes! I love couponing and I think it is a really smart way to save on groceries. What I don’t love is the time involved in couponing, chasing the deals to find empty shelves and most of all clipping and organizing my coupons. That’s why I put together a list to show you my top 5 ways to save on groceries without coupons.
5 Ways to Save on Groceries Without Coupons
1.) Pay attention to the sale ads. Especially with meats and identify when your meats are at their lowest. Right now chicken is on sale for $1.67 a lb. I know this price is one of our lowest prices, so what I’ll do is head to the store and buy a ton of chicken in bulk and freeze it.
2.) Don’t go into the store with a grocery list. Yes, you heard me right, don’t go into the store with a grocery list. Instead, set a stock up budget and walk around the store and see what items are on clearance, marked for quick sale, managers specials etc. and buy what you can to build your stockpile.
3.) Shop at Costco or other large warehouse stores. I know the membership can be a bit pricey, but it is a great way to save on bulk items for your stockpile, such as rice, nuts and quinoa. I find they are cheaper on fresh fruits than most stores, when the fruit is in season. Milk is cheaper too.
4.) Price Match at Walmart. This can be time consuming but it’s also a great way to save. Take a look at all of your sale ads and compare which stores have the lowest prices, head to Walmart with your ads and when you check out just advise your cashier of the price and he/she will match the price. Walmart’s policy says you don’t need to bring your ads, but I find that if you do it saves you the frustration of having to argue with the cashier.
5.) Check stores like the 99 cent store, Big Lots, etc. It’s a great place for you to pick up specialty breads on clearance, fresh fruits and brand name markdowns. Just be sure to check the expiration dates on your products.
These 5 tips are pretty simple. Overall you have to find what works for you. I still feel that Couponing is a great way to save but I know that couponing is not for everyone. If you have the time, patience and want to learn to coupon check out my How to Coupon series and pile on those extra savings.
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