Just for fun I decided to give myself a little bit of a challenge this week. I wondered if it was possible to eat all three daily meals, plus a snack out of just the items in the grocery store that were listed as 10 for $10. I believe this mission was a success.
First, I must start out by saying that most grocery stores do not really require you to purchase 10 items in order to get each item for $1. I guess it is just easier to have each item automatically ring up for $1. If you aren’t sure what your store’s policy is, feel free to stop by customer service first and ask.
I recently became aware that ShopRite had begun a family rewards program. I’m not sure how long it had been available before I found out about it, but long enough that I had enough points to exchange for $4.00 off of my next shopping trip.
The first thing you need to do in order to benefit from these rewards is to sign up for a PricePlus card. This is totally free and will save you money on many of your groceries as well. The email address and the password you use with your PricePlus card are the same ones you will need to access the family rewards.
YoKids by Stonyfield Organic is sponsoring the Lorax Game. The Lorax is a new movie that is coming out in theaters in March 2012. It is based on the book written by Dr. Seuss. Since the Lorax speaks for the trees, he wants all children to learn how to take good care of the environment, and this includes planting seeds.
Parents and teachers can head to the YoKids yogurt website to obtain a packet of free organic basil seeds from the Lorax. Simply click on the button that says “Register.” A form will appear that you must fill out. Type in your first and last name, email address, and state. Then check the box that says “Yes! Send me my seeds and coupons.” In addition to the organic basil seeds, the company plans to send you a few coupons to use on their YoKids yogurts.
Every grocery store I have ever been to has a reduced for quick sale item rack. I have found many treasures among these items that have saved me money. Of course, it is always essential that you check the expiration date to be sure that you can consume the food before it expires.
Some grocery stores place the reduced for quick sale items out of the way, so it may be hard to locate them. Just ask an employee if you can’t find them on your own. My local Acme market has the items back by the public restrooms. Not only have a found food items in these bins, but also other useful products as well. For example, I was able to get 10 large containers of bubbles for the children in my daughter’s special needs class for $.10 a piece. That is a savings of $.90 a piece.