Grocery Shopping Secrets: Loss Leaders
Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at 9:40 am
Did you know that you can save anywhere from 30-90 percent off of your groceries just by employing some tried and true grocery shopping secrets? Don’t be left behind. Make your food budget stretch as far as possible. Here is one the ways that you can save.
Shop the loss leaders
Grocery stores advertise sales for products with full knowledge that they will lose money on the deal. They do this to bring you into the store where you will spend lots of money on other things. They give you a little to get a lot of return. But you know what? You can use this marketing technique to your advantage. How? Read below.
Before you go shopping, take a look at the sales papers for your stores. You probably receive these papers in the mail, but they can also be found in your Sunday paper or online through the grocery store’s website.
Now, concentrate on the outside pages. The best deals, the loss leaders will appear mostly on that front page. There may also be some loss leaders on the back page and on that first internal page, but the front page is where you want to concentrate your grocery shopping.
Take advantage of items on that page that you need and stock up as appropriate. Later, I’ll tell you how to combine those loss leader items with coupons to get the biggest savings (sometimes you can even get your groceries for free!).
Don’t forget to check out all of the Grocery Coupons that are available for free.
Psssst! Check back later today. I’ll have a bonus post that tells you how to get some great deals with coupons at two major grocery stores!
And don’t forget to click on the Editor’s Blog at the top to review past posts, including great coupon codes.