ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - When it comes to grocery shopping most people make a grocery list of what they need, then go to the store and buy it (usually a few things off the list as well). Essentially what they are doing is making a list of everything that is not on sale, and purchasing all of it at its highest price.
However, there is a fairly simple way to reduce the cost of essentials in your home and help save your family money!
Groceries go on sale; they all have a 'rock bottom' low price.
Most stores follow a 6 week pricing cycle. Therefore, if you buy enough of an item at its lowest price to last 6-12 weeks you will NEVER pay full retail price!
Coupons help you purchase 'rock bottom' priced items for even less (and sometimes for free!)
Here are a few tips to get you started saving today. The two main sources for coupons are online (sites like www.coupons.com) and the Sunday paper. The best way to save is to collect all the coupons from the Sunday paper, and to print free coupons online.
Here's an example of some coupons available for you to print today to start saving this week.
1. $2 off ALL laundry detergent
2. $.40 off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
3. $1 off 2 Bailey's Coffee Creamer (This item is on sale at Schnucks for $2, so with the coupon you end up paying only $1.50 each.)