If you only shop at one grocery store, you might be paying too much. Not all grocery stores price items the same and it’s important to know the shelf price (this is the non sale price) of your everyday items at different stores. I was recently in Publix and found that the same exact Folgers Coffee Singles was $1.61 more than what I pay for them at Walmart. I mentally recorded the price difference in my head (and took pictures at both store to show you), but if I only shopped at Publix that’s is an extra $6.44 a month or $83.72 a year and that’s just on the coffee singles.
Not all Walmart stores are priced the same either. Each store sets it’s price based on competition. I’ve found that products are 2-10% cheaper at a Walmart 30 minutes up the road because that store has more grocery competition than my Walmart has. If I wasn’t pricing my everyday items, I never would of noticed!
If you are new to Couponing, you might want to take a moment to read more in my Getting Started Couponing series. It will teach you how to coupon like I do!