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31 Days to Save in 2012 – Day 16 – Stack the Deals

Posted By: terisblog on March, 16 2012

“31 Days to Save in 2012”:
A 31 day crash course to cut food costs big time in 2012!
http://www.TheGroceryGame.com/ saves TIME!

Stack the deals whenever you can. That means you use multiple savings tactics on one deal, stacking in even more savings.

You can stack the deals in supermarkets and drugstores. In either one, you may be able to stack all of these kinds of deals at once: Sale + Manufacturer coupon + Store coupon + Instant rebates at the register = HUGE savings!

On our lists at www.TheGroceryGame.com sometimes you’ll see lots of notes one particular deal. That’s so that you’ll know how to stack the deals on that one item, and where to get the deals/coupons to go with it!

Watch this VIDEO where I explain “Stack the Deals”

5 minute commitment done!

Now to show your commitment to 31 days, go back and comment on Facebook thread for Day 16. Ask questions, or share your thoughts and ideas on how you stack the deals, and tell us about your best deal stacking!

http://www.facebook.com/TheGroceryGame

Optional Additional reading:

Here’s an excerpt from my book, “Shop Smart, Save More.” In this part of my story, I had re-discovered stacking only two deals, sale plus manufacturer coupon. Now, on top of that, we do much more!

Chapter 6: Clip and Save

After I got married in 1980, I had a rather fortunate event: my clothes dryer broke and my laundry was piled up to the ceiling. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes adversity can bring innovation? I decided to do a huge laundry run to a Laundromat (I had no choice!). There was a Sunday paper sitting by the dryers, and, between spin cycles, I picked it up and began thumbing through the coupon inserts. “Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “Some of these are pretty good: $1 off shampoo; buy one/get one free instant coffee…” I remembered when I was 12,I would clip coupons so I could afford to buy food for our struggling family. But it had been years. I certainly didn’t need to pinch pennies now. Still, I tore them out with a flourish. This was fun! This was exciting! And my romance with coupon clipping was rekindled.

After I finished my laundry, I went home and put together a grocery list based on my coupons. But I was only partly playing The Grocery Game. I hadn’t looked through the paper for sales circulars (in fact, I had tossed them aside, thinking they were “junk”). So I headed for the store, and ended up changing course on several items. Some of what I planned to buy wasn’t on sale, and other brands were, making my ideal purchase not so ideal. It was a learning process. Sure, I had done some smart shopping as a little girl. But I hadn’t yet laid down some rules for the Game. Some things started to come back to me that day. I thought about the jar of peanut butter and remembered that I needed to use the coupon with a sale. It was sort of like getting back on a bike after years of not riding. The next week, I got a little more into my game, and started with a sales ad, then got to the store and started juxtaposing my list with un-advertised sales. The game had begun.

End of excerpt from “Shop Smart, Save More” by Teri Gault with Sheryl Berkhttp:  http://www.thegrocerygame.com/more-ways-to-save/teris-book-shop-smart-save-more/

In the above, I mention “UN-advertised sales.”  At www.TheGroceryGame.com 62% of the deals on the website nationwide are UN-advertised. In days to come, we’ll explain why they exist and more about their value.

Now to show your commitment to 31 days, go back and comment on Facebook thread for Day 16. Ask questions, or share your thoughts and ideas on how you stack the deals, and tell us about your best deal stacking! http://www.facebook.com/TheGroceryGame

See you on Day 17!
Lots more to come!
Stay with us!

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