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Halloween, Snacks and More #StockUpSale

2014 disclosureI just got my sneak peak Acme Markets weekly ad in my inbox. I signed up a few months back so I didn’t miss out on any good deals if the circular didn’t make it to my mailbox. Especially right now during their #StockUpSale i don’t want to miss something that could really make a difference in my budget. I’m making my list on my MyMixx account right now so I don’t miss a thing.Acme Markets #StockUpSale
I don’t know if I should be revealing what’s on sale but I’m going to because that’s the friend that I am.
Jif Peanut Butter 15.5-16oz jars are just $.99. (that’s cheaper than the BIG jars at BJs wholesale)

Acme Markets #StockUpSale
This are the perfect size for care packages to college students and military family. Halloween is around the corner and if you have the will power that I don’t then it’s a great time to snag bags of Hershey’s Snack Size Candy for $8.99 or $7.99 when you buy 2. Two bags is plenty for our trick or treating night.Acme Markets #StockUpSale
The stock up sale is meant to put more in your fridge and pantry with less assault to your wallet. Acme Markets is the neighborhood store that stayed on course by providing quality food with helpful and knowledgeable customer service. Over 120 years later and 110 stores heavy they are a leader in our community from Philadelphia to Delaware and Maryland to New Jersey. I’ve lived in 3 of those states and have always had an Acme nearby.

Anniversary Sale Acme Markets #HUGESALE

As the grocery shopper of the family I look for a store that has everything I need.  I don’t like to drive to multiple places for a handful of things each. This isn’t an efficient way to spend my time. This week’s sale at Acme  Markets proves why my neighborhood store is one of my faves.

As a family that tries to eat healthy most of the time I always head to the produce section of my sales circular first.  This is where we spend the bulk of our money so I want to make sure we’re getting a good deal on the fruits and veggies we eat the most. I was excited to see the following  prices:

  • Del Monte Pineapple $1.99 each
  • Cantaloupes Buy One Get One Free ($2.99 each)
  • Green and Yellow Squash $1.59/lb

Acme Markets Anniversary #HUGESALE Right at AlbertsonsAcme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market and United markets they are celebrating their Anniversary with a #HUGESALE.  Find their infamous Mix and Match sale on snacks, drinks, cereal and quick fix meals.Acme Markets Anniversary #HUGESALE

SAVE $3* WHEN YOU BUY ANY 6 participating products in a single transaction. HUGE 123 Year Anniversary Sale! NO LIMIT! • BUY MORE, SAVE MORE

Don’t forget to clip their online coupons for even more savings.  Check out your local ad for more details on the sales going on in your neighborhood. Stay tuned on special offers and unique giveaways on Facebook too.


Is You Grocery Bill Out of Control? Mine Is Starting To Get There!

Yesterday I read an article over at Life as a CEO about her grocery bills and how expensive they are becoming.  It got me thinking about my families shopping habits and our grocery expenses and how much we spend on food on a monthly basis.  

Yesterday I went food shopping early at Shop Rite because there were a few good items on sale that I didn’t want to miss like $1.99 Blue Bunny Ice Cream quarts and 4 for $8 General Mills Cereals.  My kids eat a TON of cereal so I wanted to buy 8 boxes.  Thankfully Melinda found a bunch of coupons online saving me $6.  So for 8 boxes of ceral I spent $1.25 per box which is an awesome price. 

The one thing Melinda and I have been trying to do lately is look through the entire store circular and use coupons so that we can try to save as much money as we can.   Yesterday Melinda also started back up her weekly meal planning which in my opinion is a money saver because we know what we are having for dinner everyday and it saves us from having to order out.  Preplanning is so important in saving money on food because I find if you need to go to the store more then once in a week you will be in big trouble.  You will buy things that might be on sale but not on your list and items that you may not necessiarly need.

Below are 10 tips provided by Consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch to help you with the increase in food prices:

1. Shop Warehouse Stores
Not all prices are better at membership stores, particularly if you tend to go overboard, but there are some really good deals to be had. Look for great buys on perishable items and shop towards the end of the day, when department managers want to unload extra inventory.

2. Use Coupons
Now’s the time to get in on the extreme-couponing trend, particularly since there are so many ways to access them these days. You’ll find coupons online in both Internet-code or downloadable (IP) form.. Mobile coupons are as close as your cell phone. CellFire is a great source for grocery savings.

Don’t overlook the coupons that print out with your receipt at the register. Known as Catalinas, these coupons are targeted towards the purchases you’ve made that day. Some stores, like King Soopers, also allow you to stack manufacturer and store coupons for additional savings. Not all supermarkets allow you to stack, however, so check first.

3. Hit Dollar Stores
Whether you cruise the narrow aisles of Dollar General or hit one of the smaller chains, dollar stores offer “ka-ching” savings on boxed, bagged and canned goods. Make sure you check the expiration dates, however.

4. Use Grocery Store Rewards Cards These loyalty cards have become a necessity to access store sales, but they also have another benefit; You can download online coupons directly to your rewards card and the savings will be taken off at the register. Visit the rewards-card pages of such supermarket websites as Safeway and Food Lion to find these manufacturer coupons.

Some rewards card also provide gas savings when you buy groceries. At times, King Soopers has taken up to 10-cents off each gallon you purchase at their pumps when you spend $100 or more in their store.

5. Buy Generic
By and large, store-brand generics can be much cheaper than manufacturer products with the exact same quality. In fact, generics come off the same assembly line before being slapped with separate labels so skip the brand name items.

6. Use Discount Gift Cards
Shop websites like GiftCardGranny for discount gift cards from Kmart, Walmart and other major chains that sell food goods and produce. Paying just a portion of the card’s face value gives you an instant savings on your grocery needs.

7. Make A List
Avoid impulse purchases by making a list before you leave home and sticking to it when you hit the store. Knowing specifically what you need also helps avoid duplications of products you already have at home.

8. Plan Your Meals
It’s a lot easier to make a list when you have a plan. Creating a weekly menu also helps you avoid quick trips to the supermarket that end up costing you more in many ways. For last minute meals, create a gourmet dish at a deep discount by buying meats, produce and other food items that are on sale at your local grocery store.

9. One-Stop Shop Save gas, time and money by shopping stores like Target that allow you to buy everything on your list within one visit.

10. Avoid Out-of-Season Produce To every vegetable and fruit there is a season…and a better price. Squash are cheaper in the fall while asparagus can be a bargain in the spring. Wait until prices are at their best and plan your menu around seasonal produce to save big.

Melinda and I try to do everything above to save every dollar we can.  We go to the grocery store every week and to BJ’s Wholesale club once a month so the money starts to add up.

What do you do to save money on food?

This is NOT a sponsored post but the 10 tips listed above were provided by Consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch.

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