Friday, November 28, 2014

Saving with Store Brands

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally the store brands peak my interest.  This week our ad is LOADED with Store brand  specials.  There are many store brand names at County Market.  Look for these this week:
· Chill
· Super Crunch
· Everyday Essentials
· Dutch Farms
· Homelife
Most of the time, I can pick up an item with coupon for less than the store brand.  This week is different.  I can easily see several stockpile worthy items for less. 
This is where your price book can help you.  If you are regularly jotting down prices of items you buy on a regular basis, you'll know the average price you pay once you use a coupon.  For example, I am purchasing some marshmallows this week. Usually I buy Jet Puff and use a coupon.  The sale price is usually 2/$4 and I use a $1/2 coupon so my net is $1.50. 
This week the EE brand bags are on sale for $.88.  That’s a deal. Fall roasts are on the way and I can use the savings.
The next decision is how much to buy.  I don’t need 10 bags of marshmallows, but I do need more than 1 bag.  So how many?
Marshmallows are easy,  I know I’ll have around 6 fall roasts, and we usually only roast 1/2 bag at the most, so I need 3 bags.  Other items may take more examination.
If you have not started your price book.  Start it now.  Write down the items you buy, and prices you usually pay.  Then make some tally marks. Put a tally next to each bag of marshmallows you USE, not purchase.  This will help you to not overbuy when you see a sale.  If you don’t feel up to tallies in your price book you can photocopy your receipts and keep a log of all things you purchase.
Some of the items I track for our family include:  Trash bags, Toilet Paper Rolls, Storage bags, Pet Foods, Coffee, Tea, Condiments, and oddly...cheese.  It’s a tough thing for me to estimate so I track cheese.  
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