Food prices have consistently climbed over the last decade, leaving many families short on money for bills and other expenses. If you're feeling the pinch from higher food prices, consider these three tips for saving money on groceries in Louisville.
Wal-Mart Competitor Price Match
You could have grocery Sunday once a week where you spend the day driving all over town for the best deals. Or, you could just shop at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart offers competitor price-match
on all of their items, so you can bring an ad from Kroger or Meijer to Wal-Mart and get the sale price on the item you're purchasing. What I do is collect all of the grocery store ads for a week, make my grocery list, and then look to see if any of the items on my list are on sale at any of the local groceries. If they are, I take the ads with me, and I'm given the better price at the Wal-Mart register. I generally save between $10 and $20 a week by taking advantage of this offer, and I don't have to drive all over town for deals.
Double and Triple Coupon Days
Both Meijer and Kroger occasionally have double and triple coupon days. This is a special where coupons for a specific amount, usually less than 25 or 50 cents, have their value doubled or tripled at the register. If you're a big coupon clipper, then this could save you a significant amount of money. Double and triple coupon days aren't heavily advertised, though, so the best way to find out about them is to sign up to receive newsletters through your email for both Meijer
. You'll receive updates on specials offered at the two stores, including announcements of double and triple coupon days.
B & E Salvage
B & E Salvage is a Louisville grocery store that sells salvage groceries. Many of the items at B & E Salvage are damaged somehow or getting close to their expiration date, and that's why they're sold at such a low price. It sounds unappealing at first, but most of the damaged products are only damaged physically and are therefore unappealing only on an aesthetic level (however, avoid purchasing damaged canned goods because they have been known to cause botulism
). Additionally, if you only buy groceries there that you plan to use within a week or two, then you will have plenty of time to use them before their expiration date.