Using coupons to buy groceries with no money

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The other day I mentioned about my great cereal deal I got. There are about 3 blogs out in the Portland area that have blogs dedicated to grocery store sales. I was checking them today to see what good deals were out there. I am so impressed. They make it a game to see how cheap they can get things. ie. there is a family of four that has a goal to spend no more than $50 a week or a max of $250 a month on food and other stuff. They often buy things for free and then trade them to others for services like babysitting. One, blogged about the cereal sale. She did two different transactions and came away making money. Check out her transaction on her blog at:
http://www.frugallivingnw.com/2009/03/call-me-crazy-safeway-trip.html#links

I am impressed with their frugality. I hope they keep up the great work. I know they have a big blogger following who is cheering them on. It is motivating.

But for me, I live too far away to make a half hour drive to get the each of the latest deal each week. I have to factor in gas into the equation, and then the savings goes down. Plus, Winco is awesome. I think overall Winco is much cheaper for our family, and I don't have to play all the coupon games. I think they match coupons too. Does any one know? I know Bi-Mart will match any of other stores sales flyers for exact items.

If you want to check out the other frugal shopper links. Here they are:
http://saving4myfamily.blogspot.com/
http://mamaloves2save.blogspot.com/
http://www.frugallivingnw.com/

2 comments:

Sconierson March 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

So I have to tell you about my shopping bargains lately. Diapers... 340 huggies diapers for $38.50 (normal price here in Lincoln $79.97). Cereal.... 18 boxes for either $1.13 per box or $0.68 per box (I only buy cereal if it is under $2). I would have bought more but I just don't have room. I got a couple other good deals too but the cereal and diapers were the greatest.
And just so you know Wal-mart matches ads and accepts other stores coupons.

Amanda March 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

Thanks!!! I cought the cereal sale and stocked up!!! I love great deals and will continue to find them when they are close!!!