My hometown of Rochester NY is also home to the grocery chain Wegmans. To say that the local citizens are blindly loyal is like saying molten lava is mildly warm. It’s a gross understatement. The #1 advice I give people when they ask me how to save money at the grocery store is don’t buy everything at Wegmans. That’s where the arguments usually start. Now our local paper is finally backing me up on this.
Any sensible grocery shopper already knows this but according to the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper Walmart sells cheap food. Shocker, right? Pass the defibrillator when you’re done with it. Check out the scientific research this writer even went through to back up his wacky claim.
Now imagine how cheap you could have gotten those same grocery items if you didn’t buy them all at one place, shopped sales, and used coupons?
Gold Medal flour frequently has coupons out for it and can be found on a good sale at Tops like when I paid $.88 in November. Cheerios coupons too are a dime a dozen. Rite-Aid or Walgreens will have a sale where combined with a coupon you can get them for $1-$1.50 a box. Dawn can be found at CVS or Walgreens for anywhere from $.69-$.89 with sale & coupon. Classico is on sale at Tops this week for $2.50, combined with this coupon will make it $1.50. Smuckers is cheapest Walmart when not on sale usually running about $1.50. Total spent = $6.17.
See how shopping around a little can save you a lot?
I dare even the most seasoned professional coupon shopper to go into a Wegmans and NOT make an expensive impulse buy of an item you previously never even knew existed. Go on, I double dog dare you.
Check out what I felt the need to purchase today. Hey c’mon, it’s not every day that you find game meat at the supermarket. I hope it’s good. After all, it ran me $5.29/lb for this:
Anyone have any good recipe ideas?
Wegmans made a post on their Twitter page recently regarding their internet coupon policy. Here it is:
“What is your Internet Coupon Policy?
Answer: We take internet coupons with only two restrictions. FREE coupons are out, and the fine print, to minimize checker uncertainty, is that the word FREE can’t appear on the coupon. This includes Buy One Get One Free offers. The other restriction is that the electronic coupon value (or the double value) may not exceed the value of the item being purchased; the same as for other coupons“
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Check out the two receipts from my shopping excursions this week. The one on the left is from Tops and the one on the right is from Wegmans. Coupons on the back of register receipts are nothing new. Useful coupons on the back of a register receipt is new however. Congrats to Wegmans for doing it right. Their receipts now feature store coupons for products you may actually use. Notice the Tops example has the same 20 year old car wash and state auto inspection coupons. Which would you rather have?
What’s wrong with this receipt, aside from the outrageous price I was charged for hummus? Can you find the hilariously ironic typographical error?
I took home some great organic coupons today courtesy of Wegmans. In the Organic section were free copies of Wegmans Nature’s Marketplace Magazine. Both the November and October issues were available. There are a slew of manufacturer coupons inside.
- Simply Organic vanilla extract or baking mix $1/1
- Rescue Remedy $1/1
- Rescue Sleep $2/1
- Amy’s products $1/2
- Traditional Medicinals teas $1/1
- Kashi crackers $1/1
- Bossa Nova Superfruit products $1/2
- O.N.E. products $1/1
- Yogi granola crisps or cereal $1/1
- Van’s waffles $1/2
- Nature’s Path or Envirokidz cereal $1/2
- Crofter’s products $1/2
- Quorn products $1/1
- 7th Generation dish soap or laundry product $1/1
- Wild Selection tuna $1/2
- Seeds Of Change product $1/1
- Genisoy sweet crisps $1/1
- Marcal small steps paper towels or bath tissues $1/1
- Marcal small steps dinner napkins $1/2
- Frontera products $1/2
- Patak’s Indian food product $1.25/1
- San-J cooking sauce or salad dressing $1/2
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I went to Wegmans today for an uneventful shopping trip where I picked up a handful of things needed to make chili. No spectacular sales or coupons savings really except for the milk. Highlights include:
- Wegmans 2% milk gallon $2.99 – $1.40 sc = $1.59
- Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes 28 oz. $1.49 – $.70 sc = $.79
Spent $9.03, Saved $2.76.