I finally made it to Target to check out what my friend told me about their pricing. I found ground beef at $5.49/lb. However it was on sale that day for $4.66. I think that’s what she was talking about. I also checked ground pork and pork chops. They were $4.99/lb. on sale for $4.24/lb. Their round steak and chuck steak was $5.99/lb. The meats did look like very good quality however it was not a big department. None of the departments were very big. I’m sure grocery is a convenience add on for Target. Things for shoppers to pick up while really are there shopping for items in the rest of the store. Crazy enough though, their prices were very good on the snacks. The produce was terrible. It looked really old. I wouldn’t even try that. So I guess look into the Target in your area. You might find some good deals. As I don’t buy much meat, I probably won’t go there just for groceries.
My conclusion is that I will be going to Wal-Mart first. What I don’t find there I will go to my smaller regional grocery. Not bothering with Kroger. They didn’t have enough lower priced items for me to go there.
So here’s my plan of action which I did last week. Go online (or use your newspaper, I don’t get one) to coupons.com. It doesn’t take long at all, probably 10 minutes each week. Clip the coupons you want. Now here’s the trick! DON’T USE THEM RIGHT AWAY! Most times if there is a coupon, the item will be on sale in a couple weeks. You can save them by expiration date so you can keep track of them. So wait to catch the item on sale, then use the coupon with the sale. Another tip, you can use a store coupon plus a manufacture’s coupon at the same time. If you work it right you can buy an item on sale with two coupons and pay next to nothing for it. Another tip, which happened to me last week, if there’s a vendor’s representative in the aisle stocking his items, be friendly and talk to them! They carry coupons with them to give to customers. I ran into two different reps and they gave me coupons on the spot!
My shopping trip to Wal-Mart last week using my plan saved me $36.00. For the entire month I saved $72.33 off my grocery bill. And I am just getting started. I haven’t even concentrated on the couponing and the sale items!
So I wish you all good luck in cutting your grocery bill!! Next stops for me are the cell phone and the TV cable bills. I’ve already started on them!