Every week in 2013, I’ll be sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000 this year alone! Many of these things will likely be things you’re already doing, but hopefully all of you will pick up at least a few new ideas or some inspiration from this series.
If you’re short on time and energy, but you want to cut your grocery bill, take advantage of price-matching at Walmart.
It’s simple and easy to do–and can save you a lot of time and money. According to Walmart’s price-matching policy, you don’t even need to bring in the competitor’s ad. However, I usually do, just in case there’s any question as to the advertised deal.
Here are three things I especially love about price-matching:
1. You Don’t Have to Go to Multiple Stores
Instead of running around to three different stores to get the best deals at each of those stores, just circle the best deals in the sale ads at each of those stores and take the ads to Walmart and they’ll match the price.
This saves you gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, and time. Plus, it just simplifies things.
2. You Can Get Great Produce at Aldi Prices
I love the produce prices at Aldi, but I sometimes find that the produce is really picked over or just not looking too fresh. Price-matching the Aldi prices at Walmart will allow you to get the low prices, while also getting fresher produce.
3. You Can Get the Good Deals From Stores On the Other Side of Town
Save yourself gas money and time! Don’t drive all the way to the other side of town for a great deal. Just price-match it at Walmart!
See an example of a Walmart price-matching trip here.
How Much Can You Save?
The amount you save will depend a great deal on how much you usually spend and how often you price-match. However, I can almost guarantee you’ll save at least $5-$10 per price-matching shopping trip — not to mention the time and money on gas it will save you. If that’s the case, if you price-match once or twice a month, you’ll easily save $100+ in a year’s time.
A Word of Caution!
If you’re tempted to buy things you don’t need when you run into Walmart for groceries you might find that price-matching doesn’t save you money since you fill your cart with other things you weren’t planning to buy. If that is a weakness of yours, you might be better off just sticking with shopping at your local grocery stores.