Pinching YOUR pennies

Have you ever seen someone online say, “I just saved a bunch of money on groceries!” and wondered how? Well today is your lucky day. I love LOVE saving money, especially at the grocery store. The website I check most frequently before I head out the door to grocery shop is
I usually briefly check this website out each week (most stores sales run Wednesday to Tuesday) and if there are deals worth going for, I’ll spend some time printing out coupons online. Currently, at Smith’s they are having an awesome buy 10 different items then save $6 sale. I bought 25 boxes of cereal and spent about $27.50 ($1.10 a box). And it’s yummy cereal my family will eat! You just have to watch for these sales. I’ve been able to stock up and build my food storage by watching these sales.

**A lot of times when these deals are *hot* the stuff goes FAST! You should aim to go Wednesday right when the sale starts or go on Monday (the trucks deliver on Sunday’s 🙂 or else all the best stuff will be gone.

Here’s how I do it. This may seem like a lot at first, but after you do it once or twice, you’ll become a pro.

1)Log on to
On the right-hand side of the page, click on the scroll down menu and pick your state.
Here is where you should be:

2)Next, click on the Smith’s link. (Or whichever store you shop at to see what deals are going on at their store. Then you’ll get to the next page.
3)Click on the link for a “current” list.
At top of this page, you’ll see three words, “Start”, “Shrink” or “Print Now”
4)Click on the “Start” button. This will highlight the spreadsheet. When you find something on the sheet you want to buy, click on the stars at the beginning of the line. It will highlight the line and then when you are done finding what you want to buy, go back up to the top and click “Shrink” Then your sheet will only show the things you want to buy.
5) I try to buy only 4 and 5 star items. There are a lot this week!
6) To print the coupons off, look on the right hand column. You’ll find all the links to find those coupons.

*You can print all the coupons 2 times. For me the Kroger coupons didn’t work, because our store is Smith’s not Kroger. The coupons are only on that Group A and Group B for a limited time. Don’t wait! The coupons that aren’t highlighted to print out, are coupons that come in the paper or in your mailbox. The date in the parenthesis is when that coupon expires..

**I am in no means an expert at this. I’m sure there are other great websites and ways to save money! But this website has been really helpful for my shopping needs.
Happy Shopping!

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