Are you looking for a good way to save on groceries without having to run all over town ? Find a store that price matches and you can save on gas and time.
These stores will generally allow you to substitute the lower price from a local competitor for its own price on an identical item. Specifics of what a particular store is willing to match can be found in the store’s written policy.
The quickest way to price match is to take your grocery list and look at that week’s competitor ads. Note the lowest prices on the items among the comparison stores. Take your list with your best comparison prices on it to your price matching store and if any competitors’ prices are lower than your store’s, let the cashier know at the register when she is ringing up those items (Generally, I keep those items for last when unloading groceries to make it easier on everybody).
Always take the competitor ads with you when shopping, even if the policy says you do not have to. Some cashiers will not give you the lower cost without the proof, especially on items with a big price differences.
To magnify your savings, learn to price match at low points in the price cycle. What I mean by that is watch prices on your favorite items in your shopping spots for a two to three month period. Generally, at one point in that time period an item will be at its low price. When you see that low price range pop up the next time, buy using the price match.
If you want to go a level of savings above that, pair your low point price matching with manufacturer and store coupons.
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