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Fire up those printers and start saving!  Today Dillon’s has Cheerios and Total cereals for $1.97 a box.  Print off several of the $.55/1 Cheerios coupons and get your boxes for $.97 each.  Total has $.75/1 at coupons.com.  Suddenly Salad is $.99 a box and you can find coupons for $.40 off at several sites.  (coupons.com, pillsbury.com and bettycrocker.com) That’s $.19 a box!  You can still get Kellogg’s cereals for $1.47 a box with $1/2 from coupons.com.  While you’re there be sure to grab a gallon of chocolate milk for only $1.88!!!

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So, you’re still a die-hard Wal-Mart fan.  Don’t clip coupons, and won’t shop at any other store.  Maybe you don’t have time to visit more than one location each week.  You don’t get the newspaper, and don’t have time to search for coupons on the internet.  Besides, the last time you checked, Wal-Mart had the best prices around.

But what you have discovered, is that your grocery bill is getting bigger, and your paycheck isn’t.  Maybe you have lost an income and now you have reached the end of your savings and the reality of your financial situation has just reared its ugly head.  But none the less, you are not going to start being one of those people who spend hours running around town hitting ever sale just to save a buck, or clipping a massive number of coupons.  Nope, you’re going to keep right on shopping at Wal-mart.

Ok, go ahead and stay at Wal-Mart.  But while you’re there, why not save another dollar or two.

How you ask?

Well, first and most importantly, and I can’t stress this enough, sit down, plan a menu, make your list from that and the stick to it.  Part of planning a menu includes planning what you might have around for snacks, so don’t just think about your main meal.  Plan your breakfast and lunches too.  This will help avoid trips during the week for items you forgot.

Then, take a few minutes, (probably more like an hour) and scan the ads for other stores in your area.  If you live in or around Wichita, you have Dillon’s, White’s IGA, Homeland, and Leekers.  Don’t try to use the excuse that you don’t get the paper, or you’re not in their delivery area.  I have a link to all of them on my website.  Now, look at what they have on sale that’s on your list.  If the price looks like it might be better than what you have been paying at Wal-Mart, print off that page and take it with you.  (Be sure to make a note on you grocery list, and which flier it’s on)  Then, while you’re at Wal-Mart, check the prices against what is on sale at other stores.  If the price is less, then have the cashier price match to the lower price at the other store.  But be ready to present the flier that show’s a better price, especially if it’s a really good one.

Here is an example of what I’m talking about.  At White’s IGA this week, they have Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad 10/$10.  These usually sell for between $1.49 and $2.00 at Wal-Mart.  Today let’s say it $1.89 a box.  When your ready to check out, tell the cashier you want to price match this product with the sale price at White’s IGA.  They will ask the amount and probably want to see the ad, then they will mark down your package to $1.00.  You just saved $.89 on one box.  No coupon and you didn’t have to go anywhere else.  If you do this on 10 different items, you could save $8.90 on this trip alone.

You won’t find a large number of things to price match every week, but if you get in the habit of looking and then price matching even just one or two items a week, (like milk and orange juice for $2.99 at Dillons’)  the savings will add up.  And any penny saved is better than no pennies at all!

So, by putting aside an hour or so to make a menu and shopping list, check the local sale ads, and print off a few pages, you can help lower your shopping bill at Wal-Mart.  No coupons, and no running around town.

So, why not start making your new plan today!

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I know that it’s still hot, and you’re probably still scrambling for those last minute school items, but if money is going to be tight around Christmas, you might want to start doing a little shopping for some things now. 

At coupons.com you can print a Hasbro Transformers RPM Mini Vehicle BOGO.  Walmart has these for $3.97 each.  They are little “Hot Wheel” sized cars.  Go to Fisher Price and print a coupon for $5 off the new Trio building sets.  It appears that Target and Kmart have them.  Target shows them starting at $12.99.  Walmart’s website didn’t have them listed.  If you like to shop online, you can register to receive emails from Hasbro and get 10% off your first purchase from their website store. 

You might also find great deals on toys that are considered “last season” on the clearance shelves at your favorite store.  So, while you’re out and about, make a quick stop in the toy sections and see if there is a bargain to be had. 

The same is true of lots of other items you might be considering to purchase for christmas.  So make your list, and see if you can get lucky with a great deal.

Update

Walgreens has Bic round pens for $.50 this week, so you can use your coupons there for free pens too!

 

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Have you printed your limit on the Bic Stationary coupons at coupons.com?  If not, then get busy printing before they’re all gone.  Then, take those coupons to Dillons and get the Bic Crystal pens (on sale for $.50) for Free.  Or, take those same coupons to Walmart (on sale for $.45) and get them for Free.  I chose to get my pens at Dillons, along with other items I needed, so I could add to my FuelSaver Rewards. 

The sale is advertised at Dillons this week, but the pens could possibly only be on sale at New Market Square.  I don’t remember seeing them in the latest Walmart ad, and as you may soon discover, they don’t honor their own prices at other area stores, or online!

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Dear Wichita Coupon Mom,

You can get your favorite coupons out! This week we are having a DOUBLE DOLLAR coupon week!

**We will DOUBLE manufacturer’s coupons up to & including $1 for one week only! Double value is not to exceed retail price of item. Tobacco, cigarettes & free coupons will not be doubled. Three coupon limit on same or like items (example: If six identical items are purchased, only three coupons will be accepted). And, please be aware, we will no longer double internet coupons.

For more information about our stores and to find even more links and recipes  – visit us at http://www.Leekers.com.
Sincerely,

Leeker’s Family Foods
Your Hometown Grocery Store

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I’ve already been out to Walmart and found some very good buys on crayons, notebooks, Bic pens, and glue.  If you don’t know what supplies your kids need, check the internet.  Most of the districts have their generic supplies listed, so you can at the very least start getting the things that are on sale.  Be sure to go to coupons.com and print off the $1/2 coupons for any Bic stationary, and get your pens for $.50 instead of $1!

But…be sure to check the sales at all the stores.  Remember, even if you don’t want to run all over town to pick up school supplies, just take the ads with you to Walmart and have them match the prices!

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If you’re hunting the bargains this week, be sure to go to my website and check the ads for Whites’, Leekers, and Homeland before heading out.  Whites’ and Leekers are both have great 10 for $10 sales on General Mills products, like Hamburger Helper, cake mixes, muffin mixes, brownies, and other items to stock up on before school gets into full swing.  Whites also has Blue Bunny Ice Cream for $2.88 and with this coupon you can save $1.  Be sure to read that you can only choose one coupon to print. 

And although you may not want to drive to these store, you can always print the ad and take it to Walmart for price matching.  Just keep in mind, if you are using coupons, (and most of the items I mentioned have printable coupons right now) Walmart will only give you actual face value, while Whites’, Leekers, and Homeland all offer double coupons.

Happy Saving!