While couponing is the best way to save money (if you’re trying to save a lot) sometimes, there just isn’t time for that. In the real world where we are working, taking care of kids and running all over the place, there are times when we just can’t clip coupons. Do we throw out the savings method all together in those moments? No way. There are still ways to save even without the scissors!
3 Ways to Save Without Clipping Coupons
1. Plan Around What is On Sale: The sales flyers contain the most discounted items known as “loss leaders” that basically entice you into the store where you’ll spend more on other things. However, if you plan your menu around those “loss leaders” you’ll save 50% plus, you have quite a variety since you’re planning new meals around new sales each week. No coupon needed-just the sales flyer!
2. Visit the Right Store: If you have zero coupons, head to the store that would have the most discounts on the type of food you buy. For example, ALDI is a great choice all around if you buy a mix of conventional and produce items. For me personally, I buy a lot of organic and prefer Sprouts as an overall great buy for my items if I could only visit one store.
3. There’s an App for That: We mentioned Favado as an app for Back to School deals, but it’s main purpose is to let you in on the deals happening in the grocery store. That one app can compare sales and prices for you while you’re standing in the store. You can find the best buys, even some that are not advertised and plan your menu. You also can find out which store is best for you at any given time.
The next time you have to skip the scissors, don’t worry, you can still save!