Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Price-Matching

This weeks Tuesday's Tips & Tricks will save you a few dollars! Let me start out by saying I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart. I usually avoid Walmart at all cost! That was until I learned a few things about price matching and the savings was greater than my pride. I also found that I was saving more money and time than shopping with coupons. It took me a little while to give it a try because 1. I despised Walmart 2. I was nervous about how the whole process worked 3. I was worried about the quality of produce (I have yet to have a problem) 4. I despised Walmart. However, once I gave it a shot I was and still am hooked. I cannot justify not saving as much as I do because of my very justified reasons for despising the store! It is not as intimidating as I thought it would be and there are several sites that aid in making price-matching easy and help in stock piling as well. 

DealsToMeals- In my opinion  I think the $4.95 a month is worth every penny! I personally do not use many of the recipes, but use it strictly for the price matching. Although, I have tried several of their recipes and they are delicious. 

  • compares prices of the major grocery stores to Costco, Sams Club, and Walmart
  • tells you where the best deals are to stock up your food storage and freezer
  • provides a meal planning service to help you incorporate your food storage into your weekly meals, saving you money by having your meals planned around sale items
  • allows you to design a weekly grocery list to make meal planning easy
  • shares delicious recipes
  • gives weekly tips & information on food storage
  • offers a two week free trial with no obligation, no contracts to sign, cancel at anytime (give it a try!)
For about $1 a week, they scour the ads, tell you where the best deals are, plan your week's meals, and create your weekly grocery list.
*Utah friends, another great site, that I admit, may be a little more overwhelming than DealsToMeals is Price Match With Rachel. Although, it is a little more intimidating I think it is still helpful in addition to DealsToMeals. Not necessary, but I personally like to take a quick peak at it as I am planning my shopping trip. She has been featured on Good Things Utah and has given a great explanation of price-matching. Her site is also a great alternative to DealsToMeals for those not wanting a subscription. I
*For those of you in Utah another site that I like is Utah Deal Diva. She gives the top 10 price-matching finds each week. Follow the link and once at her site, click on the tab "Money Saving Tips" and at the very top of that tab you will see "Weekly Walmart Deals".  This is a great option for those who do not want to subscribe and/or those who want to start out small in price matching. 
I still do use coupons, but not nearly to the extent that I did. I love price-matching and being able to feel like I can feed my family healthy and nutritious food for the same amount and sometimes less than the cheap, fast, easy processed foods. (Don't get me wrong, my toddler still eats Dora fruit snacks and loves her chocolate Teddy Grahams, but those have become treats and not the every day go to snacks, but clean eating is an entire new post altogether... maybe for another day!) 
I hope that this has been helpful! Please feel free to comment or send me a message with any questions/comments you may have! 

1 comment:

Yessica said...

Pricematchwithrachel now charges a fee