Since we moved to a much smaller town, I am really doing a better job of using my coupons for the things we need. I want to support the grocery stores in my area as much as possible, but to make sure I stay within my budget, I have to use coupons!
On top of the coupons though, you can definitely watch the sales flyers to see what your store is putting on sale that week. I am really trying to grasp this one although I fall short all the time.
Here are a few tips from Jeanette Pavini about watching sales.
- Grocery stores will often say something like, buy 10 for $10. Most of the time you can still buy less than 10 and still pay the $1 price.
- Most grocery stores will put the sale items in the back of the store so you will have to walk through several isles to get to the product. This way you are more likely to purchase other items along the way.
- Just because an item is in the circular, in the paper ,or on ad doesn’t necessarily mean it is on sale. It usually has to say sale price or it may just be an ad to let you know they have the product.
- At the grocery store, if an item that is on sale is out of stock, you can ask for a rain check. This will allow you to get the product at the sale price when it comes back in.
About Jeanette Pavini
Jeanette Pavini is a consumer reporter who’s been providing viewers with money-saving news they can use for more than a decade. Her bargain segments are still as popular today as when they started on NBC’s KRON4 in 1999. Jeanette’s reporting continued at CBS5 from 2000-2008. At CBS Jeanette worked to investigate consumer injustices, to right wrongs, and provide up to the minute consumer advice to her audience.
Along with her advocacy work, Jeanette’s most popular pieces were stories teaching viewers how to get the most value for their dollar, day in and day out. These quality-minded, budget conscious stories were the backbone of the Real Deal, which launched in June 2004.
Jeanette won Emmy Awards in 2007 and 2009. She also won The Edward R. Murrow Award, The Associated Press Award, The National Headliner and The National Consumer Action Award in Media for her work in consumer news. Her work investigating the wireless industry’s business practices brought about a first of its kind settlement and restitution for California consumers, administrated by the California Attorney General.
Jeanette co-authored Raising Baby Green which received the Nautilus Gold Medal Book Award and was awarded one of The Best Consumer books by The Library Journal.
Jeanette is on the board of the California Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She volunteers her time to help raise awareness and funding for a cure to the debilitating and life threatening illness.