Have you ever wondered how some people get out of the store paying only a few dollars for grocery items that regularly cost many times that price. It takes a lot of organization, but it also helps if you know how the system works. Here is an example of how someone who simply clips coupons will get a gallon of ice-cream that normally costs $6 for $5 with the use of a $1 coupon whereas someone that works the system by knowing what is going on will get that same gallon for $0.50 or possibly less. A real eye opener and well worth the read:
How can you find these savings in the future? Take the time to ask yourself why certain items are on sale. Pay attention to trends. Look for a reason that something has been discounted or promoted. Watch for the changes, and you can capture significant savings.
Even with doing this job for several years and knowing most of the tricks of the trade, I sat there going “ahhh, okay, now I get it” as I read through realizing how it works.
Clutter 2 Cash is hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality doing a nice job of categorizing the entries into easy to understand sections. If you’re looking to save a bit more money, check it out.