|in this receipts HCE is the generic brand that i buy and i used some in-store coupons to save even more!|
i have written some posts that might help you: kimfincher.org on saving money and making money. I personally do not recommend extreme couponing especially if you have small children at home it's very time consuming and then becomes addictive quickly and after trying different techniques i discovered that buying off brand consistently and clearance, discount, sales of off-brands and comparing your ounces for the cheapest by product receiving saved me 50% plus more each time i compared. in order to stockpile just use this rule of thumb: regular price buy what u need for the pay period or shopping period, i find buying for one month is best for the cheaper items i use regularly such as ramen noodles, dry beans, rice, seasoned can tomatoes, etc. they usually never go on sale and are always super-cheap, for bread i buy 4 rolls at a time n freeze. know ur regular prices 1, and then when u have a sale u can see if it's a great deal or not, if something is truly a clearance goa head n buy double ur usual amount or max u can without going over ur budget, i definitely recommend a deep-freezer for stockpiling meats and bread. making certain things homemade such as pizza n laundry soap is a big money saver if u have the time and making extra n freezing. hope this helps some.
Here's something extra: an example of comparing ounces to see if something is truly a great deal or not:
Let's say you find some cereal on sale 2/$5 you normally buy this cereal for $3 a box so you automatically think this is a good deal. Here's how to tell if it truly is simply look at the size of the box of cereal say it's 14 ounces and then look at the box you usually buy and you see it's 18 ounces and then on the tiny print of the price tag label it will have the price per ounce if that's less then the sales price then you know it's not a good deal because you're getting a smaller box. This is where many people are robbed when buying with coupons if you really look at how much you are getting and compare with off brand/store brands you will be shocked at how much more you can get for the same price atleast 50% more usually. Try it yourself and share your results in the comments.
|here's a great example of savings!|
|heres a label comparison, not every large qty is cheaper than small so always compare first.|
|Great value brand is the walmart store generic brand. on these peanuts ur saving .6c per ounce or a total of $1.56 on these cashews.|