Watch for things to go on sale. That is major…. some things go on sale big time and normally it happens in 6 week cycles. For instance, crystal light is buy one get one every 6 weeks. Then coke 12 packs are buy 2 get 3 free every 6 weeks. These 6 weeks cycles are not on the same cycle for each prodect. Like one week something will be on sale, then the next week something else will. Key is to figure out the cycles, which takes a few months. Also, for you more expensive items, find the store it is the cheapest. Me and Fiance HATE store hopping, but are willing to do it for out most expensive items. Like face lotion, or frozen fish. Walmart always wins on both of those. And believe it or not, some things are better off brand. We love the off brand of lysol clean cotton at walmart. And tylenol PM at the mart is 3 bucks for 100 verses 5 bucks for 24 at grocery stores. 100 of those things last FOREVER! Also, the single best trick I have learned it to buy an ok brand of detergent (like all, or arm and hammer) and mix it with the brand I like (gain). So basically I took an empty bottle, put in 1/3 gain (8-9 buck bottle) then rest with the cheaper stuff which I always buy on sale because it ALWAYS on sale somewhere, or even at dollar store. Normally I pay 2 bucks for the cheaper stuff. So I buy the expensive stuff maybe every 5-6 months, then a cheaper bottle to dilute with every 2-3 months, if that.
Also, if you do happen to have coupons, 9 times out of 10 a grocery store will have a special double coupons week. The store we go to, Bi-lo, has it everyday, all day. Meaning the literally double coupons everyday. The store we sometimes shop at, harris teeter, has a triple week every 6 weeks.
Papertowels are another big ticket item. Try out a few off brands and see what you like, because not all off brands of papertowels are alike.
Best tip ever: email the company and compliment them and ask for coupons. They will always send you a coupon and most of the time they are way way better coupons than what the sunday papers have.
Tip for trash bags and ziplocs, dig. Most of the time they attach coupons right to the boxes, so sometimes the ones if the front don’t have them because people have picked them off or because a new wave of them were sent to the store without the coupon. Just dig and look on boxes. If you can’t find em, these are the EASIEST coupons to get the company to send you.
If I think of anything else, I’ll let cha know 😀