Friday, June 5, 2015

Making the most of 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:

  • Wild Harvest
  • Chill
  • Essential Everyday 
  • Home Life
  • Dutch Farms
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.  

Pickles are on my list this week.   Normally these are $2.50 with a MF coupon.  So the sale price of just $1.99 makes my shopping list this week.  The key is being able to plan how many I need for the entire summer. 
I know I’ll have around 6 picnics and bbq's to host or attend,  and we usually only use1/2 jar at the most, so I need 3 jars.  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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