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Maximize Savings on Your Next Grocery Bill

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$15 off Purchase of $25 or More at Albertsons/Safeway Stores

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I will be the first to admit that sometimes the grocery store deals are a bit confusing. Often, I get asked if it’s worth it. My response to that is: in the past, I have managed to feed 6 people on a limited budget for several months with coupons and savings. So the easy answer is yes, it is worth it. Especially, if you need to stretch a buck or save up in general. The trade off in time pays for itself.

Here is another one of those deals that can seem a bit complex yet there are ways to stack savings. Right now, when you spend $125 or more on select gift cards at Albertsons or Safeway, receive a coupon for $15 off your next purchase of $25 or more. If Albertsons or Safeways stores are your regular stops, then take advantage of it.

A shopping scenario might look like this:

  • Purchase $125 in participating gift cards (ie itunes, Amazon, Fandango, JCPenney)
  • Apply store rewards card at checkout to receive fuel points (available through Safeway).
  • Use credit card with rewards to save additional on grocery store purchases (check with your card company to verify discount).
  • Receive a $15 off when you spend $25 (on your next grocery purchase) coupon after paying for the gift cards.

    On your next shopping trip to grocery store:

  • Use additional manufacturer coupons to lower your total grocery bill at checkout, combined with the $15 off $25 (total bill will still need to reach $25 minimum for $15 off coupon to work – from what I understand).
  • Repeat this process with the manufacturer coupons in conjunction with the gift cards (if you are using it for holiday gift shopping).

    *Savings will vary depending on coupons used. General savings are between $15 to $25 off when using all suggested discounts. See store for more details.

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Earn More From Kroger During the Holidays

Disclosure: I partnered with Kroger Family Stores for this post. All my opinions are my own. 

It is unbelievable that the holidays are here. I know this is repeated by many each year but really — where did the year go? I have been scrambling around looking for budget saving ideas. Years ago, we signed up for a Kroger card for extra savings on the grocery bill. The nice bonus is earning fuel points for discounts at fill up. Generally the discount is .10 off per gallon. Right now, the discount is even better. From now until December 8th, buy gift cards* at any Kroger family grocery store and earn 4x fuel points.

So that adds up to 12 percent saved by taking advantage of Kroger’s Fuel Points promotion.  For example, here is a scenario where about $12 is saved with a $100 purchase of gift cards:
$6 in fuel rewards (.40 off 15 gallon tank)
$6 back if you earn 6% cash back on credit card grocery purchase
$12 total savings on a $100 gift card

With this type of deal, I make a list of places I need to shop and then purchase a gift card for that store. After that, I look for store coupons and promotions to further the savings. This is a process yet in some cases, it can save ten to forty percent off.

I am sure there are many other creative ways to stretch the dollars. This deal is available online as well.

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*Excludes Kroger family grocery store or open loop gift cards (like American Express, Visa, Mastercard etc).

Save Yourself During the Holiday

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Save Yourself During the Holiday

Can you believe the holidays are here? The frenetic energy to get organized and ready is almost palpable. If you’re like me, the mere mention of out-of-town visitors brings on the anxiety.  Having enough time to prep the house and make it inviting overwhelms me. Let alone worry about what to feed everyone. Thus, I am happy to learn new ways to save all around (time, money and my sanity).

Meal time is one of my favorite places to find shortcuts. Not that I mind cooking so much. There are only so many holiday meals and gatherings one can partake in before needing a break. Enter Groupon Restaurant Pages.

The cool thing about Groupon Restaurant Pages is you can search and find a local restaurant. On the restaurant’s page find discounts, reviews and other details about the dining experience. Plus a google map to view the location. No need to open a separate browser tab on your Aunt’s computer and wait for directions to load. This takes minutes with her internet connection, mon dieu! Just enough time for a family squabble to erupt. I will curtail that and use Groupon!

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A great way to save some money during this shopping season and spend less time in the kitchen (and less time arguing)! I would definitely say it is a win-win-win. Thanks Groupon for making this season a little easier to navigate.