10 Easy Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Start Maximizing Your Savings at the Supermarket

Using food coupons to save money at the grocery store does not have to be complicated. The following tips and articles are among the most popular for learning quick ways to find the best coupons and how and when to use your coupons to save you the most money.

How to Use the Different Types of Grocery Coupons

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There are so many different types of coupons and stores have different policies for how the various coupons can be redeemed. By understanding the different types of coupons and the polices for redeeming coupons in most stores, shoppers can save more money. More

Learn How to Do Coupon Match-Ups

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Matching up coupons with store sales, and knowing the stores that accept a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for the same item, is the way couponers maximize their savings. With the decline of grocery stores offering to double coupons, matching coupons is one way to make up the loss. Not only will coupon matching cut the cost of groceries, but it will also help shoppers save hundreds of dollars on drugstore purchases. More

Grocery Stores That Double Coupons

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Anytime shoppers can double the face-value of a coupon, it's a good savings and although there has been a big decline of grocery stores that offer double coupon days, there are still stores out there that do it. This offers a big savings to shoppers looking for ways to save money on groceries. Take a look at the list and see if there are stores near you that still double coupons. More

Free Grocery Coupon Sites

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The internet is full of worthless websites that promise to save shoppers money, just as a way to capture their email address to either sell something or to send spam. To avoid the problem, use this list of reputable websites offering free printable grocery coupons. The websites still require an email address during registration, but members can opt out of receiving email. More

Spotting Fake Deals in Grocery Stores

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Part of the training for management positions at grocery stores includes learning how to set up store promotions that look like promotions, but offer no real savings to shoppers.

Tempting shoppers with expensive impulse items, setting up areas that are may have one reduced item among several items that are displayed, and appealing to shoppers moods with seasonal displays are just a few of the ways stores tempt shoppers to buy. Learning the different strategies used at grocery stores to display "fake" sale items, can help shoppers avoid falling for the tricks. More

Stackable Discounts

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The practice of stacking discounts has become a popular savings strategy for budget-conscious shoppers. One of the reasons its popularity has grown is because retailers have discovered that it is an excellent way to draw customers into their stores. Learn how to stack coupons and discounts and start maximizing your savings. More

How Using Coupons Can Cost Shoppers Money

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There is a lot of money that can be saved by using coupons, but there are also ways that it can end up costing shoppers more money. Here are some of the ways that coupons could actually be making shoppers dig deeper into their pockets. More

Grocery Store Flyers—Deal or No Deal?

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When we want to save at the grocery store, one of first things many of us do is turn to the grocery store circular. But just like inside the stores, advertised deals in the circulars aren't always money savers. 

How to Find Coupons That You Want

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One way people get burned out when they first start using coupons is because they cannot find coupons for the grocery items that they like or need to buy.  More

ECoupons, Electronic Coupons, Paperless Coupons

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Things change. Yesteryear thrifty shoppers relied on cutting paper coupons to save at the grocery store. Today, shoppers have many more options. If you haven't moved on to using eCoupons and mobile coupons, and you want to maximize your grocery savings, it is time to it is time to consider jumping into using mobile coupons. It's easier than you might think. More