I don’t necessarily HATE coupons but I ONLY use them if its easy and doesn’t require a lot of pre-work. That’s why I LOVE the MVP Savings Center kiosk at Food Lion. You just scan your MVP card and it prints a list of coupons – and most are loaded directly to the card so you don’t actually have to present it. But be careful, some are not loaded to the card and some are ONLY good the day you print them. Here’s how I saved $13 with only a single MVP in-store coupon for $1.
First, I checked my weekly results in the MaxMyShopping Grocery Sale Price Tracker.
The first thing that caught my eye is a 12-pack of Charmin Essentials bath tissue for $3.66 EACH!!! That sale alone was enough to get me to stop by Food Lion when out running errands and shopping. But, scrolling through the rest of my list of things I always buy, I also saw that Steam Fresh vegetables and string cheese I like were also on sale. I had already bought some Harris Teeter brand steamable vegetables for $1.25 each but Bird’s Eye has a greater selection so I also decided to get 1 for $1.38.
After that I reviewed the MaxMyShopping Weekly Summaries (available on home page when you are a subscriber) for the B1G1 specials and the other products in the Buy 2, Get 3 promotion running this week. But sadly, I did not see anything else I really need this week.
My total Food Lion shopping list looked like this:
- 1 Birdseye Steamfresh vegetables ($1.38 with $1 MVP in-store coupon) – normally $2.29
- 3 Frigo String Cheese ($2.00 each) – normally $3,39 each
- 3 Twelve-packs of Charmin Essential bath tissue ($3.66 each) – normally $6.39 each
My final total for all this stuff? $19.27 and I saved $13.25!! Devising this shopping list took about 5 minutes so I saved BOTH time AND money. I hope this little tutorial on shopping the sales will help you save money too. Of course, you CAN do this without using the money-saving tools on the MaxMyShopping website but if you want to try, it’s completely free to subscribe. And, if you don’t live in the Piedmont Triad, no worries. The pricing at the retail chains are very similar across regions on MOST things. Happy Shopping!