GroceryGuide.com: Helpful Site for Matching Coupons and Sales – From Tim:
I found this website this morning that is perfect for helping with grocery trips especially when couponing and comparing and wondered if you had heard about it. GroceryGuide.com. It lets you choose multiple grocery stores to compare all the current deals running at all of them and then beside each search result it has a "Coupon" button that will pull up all coupons that have been issued for that item, which book they were printed in (Smartsource, Redplum, etc) and what date they were printed. And it only shows you coupons that have not expired yet! It also tells you when the sale on that item ends and you can add individual items to shopping lists and then print out those lists at the end.
Publix: Bloom; Bloom Coupons Accepted – From Jennifer:
I am in Greenville, SC where we have a grocery store by the name
of Bloom; Bloom has been sending out a month’s worth of $10 off of a
$35 dollar grocery purchase. Publix accepts these coupons, and I take
them there because Publix doubles manufacturer coupons and Bloom does
not. I have made out like a bandit by combining the manufacturer
coupons with Publix sales and using my coupon from Bloom! I think last
week I got about $60 of groceries for $27.
Target: Free Gifts For Setting Up a Gift Registry – From Megan:
I’m engaged and my fiance and I signed up at Target online for our
gift registry. Target sent us a cute tote bag and a great book of
coupons–including a coupon for two free sodas and two free popcorns at
their cafe, a free chocolate bar, even a free 6" wedding cake at
Angel Food Ministries – From Beth:
I thought I’d share a tip that saves the moms in this area money. Local churches are partnering with a ministry called Angel Food Ministries. At first glance, it looks like a site to help the poor, but if you contact them, it’s not. It’s for everyone and everyone is encouraged to take advantage. In fact, the majority of the people who take advantage of the program are middle class families.
Each month, they offer approximately $60-80 in groceries for $30. The food is very good quality (restaurant-grade), though not always name brand. In addition, you can purchase special offers, like last month they had a grill box and steak box. I use this to stock my freezer full of meat. You can go to the site to see next month’s menu. In December, they always have a wonderful Christmas menu and a special fruit box that is delicious (and makes a good gift)!
Just call your host site (find it on the website) and find out how you can sign up. Boxes feed a family for a week or a single adult for a month. You can buy as many boxes as you want, but you have to buy the main box to take advantage of special offers. On pick up day, bring a clothes basket or something to put your food in. At my host site, they put everything in my box and put it in my van, so I’m in and out in under 5 minutes with all three of my kids in tow. It’s the fastest shopping trip ever!
Some churches encourage you to donate the money you save to help a family in need or to buy an extra box to help a family in need, but you don’t have to. I donate items in the boxes I won’t use to my church’s program to help feed the hungry.