Use Coupons

Go ahead, make fun of me for being on that show. I'll wait.

While you were poking fun, we just saved about 55% on our grocery bill. Here's our couponing strategy:

  • Buy the Sunday paper (The Flint Journal and the Detroit Free Press publish different inserts, so it pays to pick up both.)
  • Clip the coupons for products you actually use
  • Don't be brand-loyal
  • Watch sale ads, and whenever possible, use coupons on items that are already on sale
  • Stock up on items you use when you can get them at the best prices (Store sale cycles generally run six to eight weeks.)

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