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Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half! with Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom

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*7* Tips for Mega Savings at Kroger

Kroger offers sales and promotions weekly but check out these 7 tips on how we save even more at Kroger:

1. Kroger Plus Card

Ask your cashier for an easy sign up and you’ll score sale prices everyday!

2. Mega Sales

Take advantage of their promotions such as Buy 5, save $5. When you mix & match 5 participating items, you’ll instantly save $5 at the register. Mega sales work with a Kroger plus card so sign up if you haven’t already done so.

3. Closeout items

These items are tagged throughout the store so keep an out and you’ll score super savings when you match them with printable coupons.

4. BOGO items

For these particular items, Kroger will charge your item at half price and you can buy one item rather than two. For example, if an item is BOGO for $3.99, you can buy one at $1.99 and possibly match that with a coupon for super savings.

5.  Fuel Points

With every dollar you spend at Kroger, you earn one fuel point. You can even get up to $1 off per gallon when you earn 1,000 fuel points. Save on gas and groceries, that’s a win!

6. Coupons

Check out their coupon policy here but always check with your local store. They accept print at home coupons so check to see what coupon match ups we have. This is a great way to get cheap grocery items and you’ll save even more by using them on closeout or BOGO items. 

7.  Cash back apps

These apps offer cash back on everyday items so check them out here and when you combine it with coupons, your purchased goods could even make you a profit!

As you plan a grocery trip, make sure you keep in mind these 7 tips to get mega savings at Kroger. Find great deals at your local store here. Visit couponmom.com to get the best deals at your other local grocery stores where we match printable coupons daily!

 

EGG Recall: Salmonella Outbreak?

 

RECALL ALERT: Over 206 million eggs have been recalled “because of the likelihood of contamination with a potentially deadly strain of salmonella” via Clark.com

The specific strain of salmonella can be extremely deadly to children under 5. The recalled eggs have been distributed in major stores across several states. Check to make sure your eggs aren’t contaminated. If you have purchased these eggs, throw them away or request a refund at your store.

CLICK HERE to read the FULL article and to a find list of participating stores and brands

3 Things to Always Buy at Dollar Stores

We all love great deals but are you guilty of overspending on these 3 items when you can get the exact same for less at a local dollar store?

1. Greeting Cards

Why spend $4 or $5 on greeting cards when you can pick some up at the dollar store for as low as 50¢.

2. Gift Bags/ Decorative Party Supplies

Whether your giving presents or decorating a kids party, dollar stores offer great supplies for only $1. Save your money and buy these supplies here since they’ll end up in the garbage after the party anyway.  Small gift bags are as low as 10 cents each in a multipack.

3. Hair Accessories

Hair ties to bobby pins, we lose these like its our job so don’t spend $2 or $3 on them just to ‘misplace’ it in a week.

Dollar stores do offer brand name items so don’t pay twice as much for simple things you can get here. Check out what coupon match ups we have at couponmom.com. We also match printable coupons daily to your local grocery stores.

 

Stephanie Nelson is the Coupon Mom. With more than 7 million members, Coupon Mom gives members access to thousands of printable coupons for groceries, restaurants and more. As the nation’s top expert in couponing across the country, Stephanie has been on every major national television talk show and taught millions how to save money for the past 16 years. She has been called ‘”the rock star of the recession” by the Washington Post and her book, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, is a New York Times best seller.

 

Thanksgiving: $15 Dinner Savings Strategies

Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson shares how you can save over 50% on your Thanksgiving meal by following some of her smart savings tips. Take a look at these before you head out to do your holiday food shopping.
Shopping and Saving for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving dinner can be one of the best bargain meals. By shopping the sales and using coupons, you’ll save big while your family and friends rave about your delicious meal.
Just follow these tips for saving:
  • It is less expensive to bake a pumpkin pie than an apple pie, and much easier.
  • Buying a frozen apple pie on sale with a coupon may cost less than making it from scratch and it’s certainly easier.
  • Frozen dinner rolls on sale with a coupon, may cost the same as scratch but are easier (and they taste much better than the cheap brown-n-serve dinner rolls that everyone over bakes and nobody likes)
  • Canned cranberry sauce on sale with a coupon is much cheaper and easier than homemade, as compared to making your own cranberry sauce.
  • Frozen turkey is half the cost of fresh turkey, and if you allow 3-4 days to thaw in the refrigerator no one will know the difference.
The Strategy
Have a Plan: The key to saving on groceries is taking time to plan your list and shopping strategy. Believe me, the savings will be worth a little extra planning time. The traditional dishes are the most popular with my family and their ingredients are always the featured sale items at the stores. Sit down and list the dishes you plan to make and the ingredients you will need to buy. Inventory your kitchen to see what you already have on hand and make your list accordingly. Be thorough–you don’t want to have to dash to the store on Thanksgiving morning for a forgotten item!
Shop Prices From Home: Review the weekly advertising circulars for all nearby grocery stores to see which stores have the best prices for your items. Each store will feature a few of your items as rock-bottom sale items. It may make sense to spread your shopping between two stores so that you can “cherry-pick” the best deals at each store. Or you can ask your stores if they have a price-matching policy. If one does, you can take the ads from all the stores to the price-matching store to get the lowest available price on every item from one store.
Here are this week’s best Thanksgiving meal bargains at stores across the country.
 
Be Coupon Crazed: Thanksgiving is a grocery coupon bonanza. The coupon circulars in the newspaper have more coupons than usual in this Sunday’s issue prior to Thanksgiving. Coupons for common Thanksgiving ingredients abound, such as stuffing mix, baking ingredients, frozen vegetables, gravy, dinner rolls, turkeys and more. You can also print many good grocery coupons online from sites like CouponMom.com.
Save by Substituting: You can also save by avoiding expensive ingredients. For example, instead of using $4 of pecans for our sweet potato casserole topping, I use a crumble topping with oatmeal, butter and brown sugar (from an apple crisp recipe) that costs pennies to make. And I find it is less expensive to bake a pumpkin pie than an apple pie, and much easier for me. Most years I’ve been able to buy a frozen apple pie on sale with a coupon for less than it would have cost me to make, and my family prefers them to mine!
Stock up on Savings: Take advantage of ultra-bargains right after Thanksgiving and stock up for future meals. If you have the freezer space, buy an extra turkey or two. One year I bought a couple dozen cans of pumpkin for 10 cents each after Thanksgiving and made pumpkin bread, muffins and even pumpkin soup all year.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Stephanie Nelson, the CouponMom.com, has over 7.5 million members, and she is established as the nation’s top expert in couponing across the country.

This Woman Helped Hurricane Survivors with Coupons

 

This Texas woman is helping Hurricane Survivors by giving them free supplies she purchased using coupons. Kimberley Gager of San Antonio, Texas, says she “has a bit of a coupon addiction” but now that addiction has proven itself to be very helpful to those in need!

“I just really want people to know, ‘Hey I’m here, I’m real. This isn’t a joke. If you need supplies, let me know,’” Gager, 39, told ABC News

She has an enormous stockpile of items in her garage that she is ready to give to those in need.

People have been contacting Gager through social media, sending her Facebook messages explaining their situation after the storms. She has been a huge help to many families who could not find assistance elsewhere.

Couponing can be a great way to save money – but it’s stories like these that remind us that couponing can also be a great way to give back!

Read the FULL Article HERE from ABC News

Photo from abcnews.go.com article via Kimberley Gager