Supermarket Shopping How To, Repost!

I live in Manhattan. The prices here run from high to absurd. We are very blessed to live here and also have a car. It is important that my son see his relatives often, and that is the easiest way to do it (so I told my spouse!). Almost every Sunday we go to the Italian side of the family for Sunday dinner. Besides being absolutely delicious, it is my chance to shop where things are at a more reasonable price. I drop off my boys and head to the supermarket. Yes, I am really an old Jewish lady.

My prep work at home includes searching on-line for the current sales circular of the supermarket I am going to visit. I make a list of things I need and a list of things on sale. I cross reference with my coupons. My average savings at the Staten Island Waldbaum’s is 50%. On a $70 shopping trip, paying $35 is not too shabby.

For your prep, my first plug is for http://www.hip2save.com/. I visit this site several times a day and print out some awesome coupons. The next site I get great coupons from is http://www.printablecouponspot.com/. These sites will tell you even if there are companies offering great coupons on their respective facebook pages!

Next is the king of grocery sales sites, http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/grocery-store-deals This is one of my favorite sites for grocery shopping. I gave you the link directly to the supermarket listings that she covers. I use this site when I am going to Shop-Rite. Every combination of coupon is discussed vs. sale item. I have gotten free milk (I lie, they paid me in overage!), and I have gotten Aunt Jemima waffles for $.24. (lucky for them, there is not a Shop-Rite nearby, they might have to declare bankruptcy!) .

She also explains “Catalina” coupons, that is where when you buy certain items and then you get back a store “cash” coupon good on your next purchase of anything. That is how I made money a few months back on 6 gallons of milk!

Now, I know not all of you are old ladies like me with too much time on their hands. Just try some of these things, see if it is worth your time to save $50 or more a week!

And I do not accept cash payments for this advice!

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Comments

  1. 1

    It’s official…have you heard Staten Island s getting Trader Joes? over on Richmond Ave where the Ford dealer use to be…opening in the spring

  2. 2

    That is awesome! I’m like you – I may live in the city, but I do not like to do my grocery shopping here! I’m lucky to work out in Queens, and there is a really great Waldbaums down the street from my job. I shop there twice a week, as needed.

    I’m going to check out these sites asap – I hope I find some things I can use at my Waldbaums.

    Thx sooo much for the tips! The check is in the mail. ;-)

  3. 3

    Great sites! I will have to check them out and see what I can use at my supermarkets! Thank you!

  4. 4

    I just looked at your profile after I saw a comment on hip2save — THANK YOU for posting about livingrichwithcoupons….I had never heard of it before in my life…and I LOVE IT! It’s going to be super useful!

  5. 5

    I have been having some major problems with my local stores accepting coupons. One witchy cashier even told me that smartsource coupons are fraudulant. They are now putting a limit of three coupons for the same type of product. I was wondering if you have been seeing this?

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    Thank you for pointing me in the direction of some really great sites.

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