Friday, January 6, 2012

Find a local coupon blogger

I recently started a South Florida Publix coupon matchup post here at Frugal Follies. Why would I do that, when there are other bloggers doing the same thing? For the reason below, which I'm reposting from last year.
While planning a recent Publix shopping trip, I saw one deal that I thought was good: Dannon yogurt was on sale for 40¢ per 6 oz cup. Combined with this 50¢ off 6 Dannon Yogurt Fruit on the Bottom coupon, that would be $2.40 - $0.50, or $1.90 for six, or about 32¢ each. That beats the price of yogurt from my ALDI price list, which is 37¢ per 6 oz cup.

So, I printed out the coupon, assured that I was getting a great deal. Except...

When I got to the store, I found that my local price was 50¢ per cup. So for 6 cups, my price would be $3.00 - $0.50 = $2.50, or 42¢ per cup. Oops. ALDI would have been a better deal. (I bought the yogurt anyway, since I had already been to ALDI the day before.)

The moral of the story? Check your local ad for your grocery store - prices are not the same in all areas!
I ended the original article with, "Or, find matchups from a blogger who lives in your area, if possible." So I decided to be that blogger myself.

I hope the Publix coupons for South Florida matchup helps you! But I've found that doing my own coupon matchup helps me as much as it will help you. It forces me to really look at the ad and think about every deal. I think because of it, I'll get more great deals, while avoiding some that look good at first but really aren't a great deal.  So I think it will help all shoppers in South Florida, including myself!

For more frugal tips, please check out the bloggers listed on the left sidebar under Frugal Tips Linkups. There are lots of great ideas on each blog and I'm sure you'll find lots of wonderful tips!

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juliecache January 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

excellent advice. we have a few local matchups in my area, including one issued by a grocery store. Thank you for linking this week to the Frugal Tuesday Tip.

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