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store that best meets your needs. Bonnie Leidy, administrative
assistant at Steve Moyer Subaru in Leesport, discovered that the
Walmart Supercenter's grocery prices can be significantly lower
for certain items.
For example, a bag of iceberg lettuce salad cost $2.98 at a local
grocer. The same bagged salad cost $1.78 at Walmart. But Walmart
isn't always the low-cost provider. Bonnie bought one red pepper at
Walmart for $1.48. At Aldi, she purchased a bag of three peppers
Another way to save time and money is to "repurpose" meals
for another use. If your family is averse to leftovers, find a way
to use the leftover food to create a new dish. Ellen Fedyna,
retired from the Wilson School District, still cooks for four
even though her children are grown and it's just her and her
husband at home.
"Nothing ever gets thrown out," she said. "My husband has dubbed
me the 'makeover queen'."
Ellen invested in storage containers and uses them to portion and
freeze extras so that she can quickly make a meal by shopping in her
own freezer. She labels the containers and her refrigerator shelves so
she can easily see what is available.
There is no right or wrong way to incorporate time and money-saving tactics.
"I think people need to find out what it is they don't mind spending
their time doing and then decide how to live their life accordingly,"
The Spring Township resident says she often "remakes" meals. Ellen
uses leftover spaghetti sauce for chili or spaghetti pie, or she might
cut up leftover chicken to use in fajitas.
time and/or money shopping for groceries and household items.
In addition to clipping paper coupons from free-standing inserts, you can go online to select and print manufacturers' and retailers' coupons. Tip: Some retailers accept expired coupons.
Create a separate email address for use with couponing so it stays separate from your business and personal emails.
Many retailers have apps that you can use to create shopping lists, load coupons, get rewards, and access instant
savings. The Target store app lets you scan an item from your smart phone to check for additional discounts
that can be applied at check-out.
Examples of retailers with smart phone apps:
Aldi Giant Redner's Target Walmart Weis
Store Loyalty Programs
Many retailers have loyalty programs that translate into free or discounted purchases. Typically it is free to
enroll and often just requires a phone number or email address. Many retailers offer additional in-store savings
to loyalty program members.