Thursday, March 7, 2013

Saving Money Without Coupons

I haven't been couponing much ... not much at all.
I haven't graced the doors of a CVS since December.
Even my grocery trips have been fewer.
Yes, we're still eating, but I've been making one bigger trip every few weeks.
For the in-between times, I've been having James or one of the boys stop on their way home
from work for those few items like milk, bread, fruit, etc.
It's been nice, I have to admit.
I kinda go into semi-hibernation mode during the winter months.
I'm a homebody by nature ... that combined with cold weather, yea, I'm good to stay indoors
& work on projects til it warms up.

I have, however, been scooping up on some good deals on my grocery trips,
without using many/any coupons ... & that's what I wanted to share today.
{I haven't blogged about savings in a while.}

I always do pretty well at Aldi {great prices on produce especially}, but every now & again,
I get in on some extra super markdowns.
How do I spot these?
I look for the neon green oval stickers with hand-written prices.
Also, there's usually a markdown table towards the front & it usually reads:
'Everything on this table $.99' ... or whatever the markdown price is for that week.
I've gotten stuff for .10 before ... promise.
{Here's a vlog from a while back where I scored some .15 items!}

Here are my cheapies for this trip:
.25 split top wheat bread
.39 avocados {great price for my avocado chicken salad recipe}
1.25 bags of cheese tortellini  {just paid 3.50 a bag last week for these at Meijer - on sale}
AND
everything else you see here was on the .99 table!


 .99 for these Simply Nature fruit snacks


 .99 for Special K pastry snacks ... & Hershey Kisses {only one bag left so I snatched it}


marked-down Valentine candy ... yep .99 a bag ~ perfect for upcoming Easter baskets/eggs
The M&M's will go in homemade cookies.


Sorry for my lacking photo skills ... these packages are hard to photograph without a glare.
This organic granola is really yummy ... it has pieces of dried strawberries & chunks of  chocolate.
Again, .99!


 These are the Aldi version of the fancy Pepperidge Farms cookies ... just as tasty & cheaper too!


I was thankful to find these markdown items.
As I've said before, I pack a lot of work lunch boxes, so these various snacks are a good addition
for an after-lunch sweet tooth.

There are many ways to stay on target with your food expenditures.
Looking for bargains on markdown tables at places like Aldi, that doesn't accept coupons, is a bonus!
Hopefully you are saving $$ on your groceries, as well.

8 comments:

  1. How I long for an Aldi's close by! I would love to coupon more, but it requires a pretty big time commitment when my time is limited. The nearest Aldi's is just too far away for me to make it very often, but you're motivating me to find a way!!

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  2. Maybe go every couple months for a big stock-up? I haven't been couponing much for that very reason. I do not have tons of extra time through the holiday season & when it's over, I struggle to get back into the swing of it. Another thing I love about Aldi, I can zip through so much quicker than the big grocery stores.

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  3. Now this is amazing! Thank you for all the advice!


    Ashley from This Southern Girl's Heart

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  5. Thanks a bunch, Cindy! I'll stop in at your place for a visit too!

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  6. Oh how I wish we had an Aldi. Those prices are crazy cheap. Why would you coupon with those deals. Saves so much time. I am jealous can you tell?

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  7. Aw, I sure wish you did too. I love the prices ... & how quickly I can get in & get out. It's a win-win!

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