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How to Get Groceries for Free
I should preface this by letting you know that this is not a quick and easy scheme to get free groceries. You will still need to buy your staple groceries for awhile, while you build up your collection of “free” groceries. A frugal lady named Kathy Spencer prompted my experiment with this novel shopping plan. I watched a clip of her on TV, as she explained how she pays nearly nothing for a cartful of groceries. She has similar success at pricey drugstores. Again, note that this is not a quick process, and you should not attempt this if you are in a situation of poverty or if your cupboard is totally bare. Now that we have that out of the way, here is how this works.
First, you should scour the weekly ads from your newspaper and sales papers. Find items that are on sale and combine them with coupons that will reduce the cost to nothing or nearly nothing.Use as many coupons on one item as possible. Buy as many items as your coupons allow.
Pay attention to in-store deals that may not be listed in your sales papers, and take advantage of them. Save up in-store credits you receive. Frequent grocery stores that double coupon values.
Purchase the Sunday newspaper for a large selection of useful coupons. Swap coupons with your family and friends, and ask them for sales papers they plan to throw away. Specific coupons can be purchased on eBay and specialty sites. Write to manufacturers or check their websites, and request coupons.
Over time you can build up a stockpile of groceries, and you will find yourself spending cents instead of dollars on your weekly groceries. This takes devotion and time that many do not have, but the reward is very sweet if you do.
Further Reading: Books
Further Reading: Internet
- How to Shop for Free with Kathy Spencer | coupons, deals and the secrets to shopping for free
Coupons, deals and secrets to shopping for free
- The Coupon Clippers
place to purchase coupons at a reasonable price
Weekly Sales Circulars and Sunday Newspaper Ads for grocery and other stores