Taken from Swag Bucks official blog
Taken from Swag Bucks official blog
- 12% of you shop on Monday
- 9% of you shop on Tuesday
- 55% of you shop on Wednesday
- 14% of shop on Thursday
- 9% of you shop on Friday
- 12% of you shop on Saturday
- 7% of you shop on Sunday
Well you did it again Smart Shoppers. Wednesday is said to be the best day to do your shopping and the majority of you are shopping on Wednesdays. In my own experience these are what I have observed in shopping on various days:
Tuesdays: Tuesdays are the days people are most likely to eat out for the week, so many people are running in to the grocery store to pick up a healthy dinner they can prepare at home. This made the lines and check out time a lot longer. It's also the last day of the sale so many times the shelves have been cleared of any item I am looking for. I try to avoid Tuesday's but on occasions I find myself procrastinating getting to the sale and then when I shop I am kicking myself for waiting until the last minute.
Wednesdays: I myself have found Wednesday's to be the optimal shopping day. It is the day the new ad starts so my shelves are stocked up and ready to go. I rarely find an item I am looking for not available. I also have found that it is the day I run into a lot of my coupon friends! It seems like we are the only ones in the store that day. I often times find the best parks on Wednesdays too =)
Thursdays: I once asked my store what day they thought was best for shopping and they told me Thursday. I thought I would give it a try. I did find that the store was well stocked and that a lot of things were marked down such as meat, bakery items and produce for a great price. The only problem I found was that there seemed to be half as many employees! It seemed like everyone was moving so slow. Maybe because Friday was right around the corner, but checkout seemed to take an extremely long time.
Saturdays: I quickly learned that Saturday late afternoon/ early evening was the worst day to do my shopping with our without coupons. It seems like everyone goes to do a HUGE shopping trip for the week on Saturday. It seems like everyone is there with their entire family and the store quickly turns into a zoo, with my own children being no exception to the rule! Saturday's you wait in line for over an hour with peoples heaping carts in front of you. It use to be the last thing I noticed when I walked in so I would go and do all my shopping and then get up to the check out line to realize it was going to be as long checking out as it took me to actually gather everything into my own cart. Now when I walk into a store I check out the lines first and then decide whether it is worth it or not.
Thank you for everyone who voted in this poll! It is fun to see what the majority of you are doing to achieve the most success at the grocery store! Be on the lookout for this weeks poll in a few hours!
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Cottage cheese with pears and toast
Cold Cereal and peaches
French Toast sticks and fruit smoothies
Oatmeal and Oranges
Granola bars, yogurt, and fruit cups
Scrambled eggs, toast and bacon
Healthy Choice meal (everyone pick their favorite one at the store)
Grilled cheese and Bear Creek Soup
Turkey Wrap Ups
Make your own nachos
Macaroni and cheese
Pizza Pasta Salad
Turkey, Cheesy Potatoes, broccoli and rolls
(Cook whole turkey and save half for Tettrazini)
Turkey Tettrazini with dinner salads
Roast, rosemary potatoes,and asparagus
(cook the roast in crock pot and save 1/2 for the BBQ sandwiches)
BBQ Beef Pulled Sandwiches, pasta salad, chips and a pickle
Honey glazed chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes and homemade french fries
Make your own pizza night
Apples and Carmel dip
Spiced apple cake with vanilla ice cream
Big Kenny Wake Up
Terri Clark The One You Love (with Vince Gill)
Patty Loveless Busted
Bucky Covington Ole Kentuck
Emma Jacob Julianna
Bomshel Fight Like a Girl
Ash Bowers Stuck
KingBilly Waiting on You
Easton Corbin The Way Love Looks
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Fresh Express salad kit, 3.00
hothouse tomatoes, .98/lb
- 7020 South 700 West, Midvale
- 2572 South 5600 West, West Valley City
In my hometown we had a WinCo right down the street and my brother and I would love going to the big bins of bulk food that they had and bagging up the foods we needed: rice, spices, trail mix, candy (I loved pulling out all those vanilla tootsie rolls out of the variety bin. It was the only way I could get exactly what I wanted) etc. so I was excited to hear it was coming to Utah. They have low prices, are clean and are fast at checking out. I remember their pizzas being super good too! WinCo couldn't have opened their doors at a better time with Albertson's getting ready to close theirs. This will be a great thing for the state and us shoppers.
Here are some tips on how to shop Winco:
- Stores are between 90,000-100,000 sq. ft. with a huge selection of groceries, fresh meat and produce, fresh bakery, gigantic bulk foods and large deli.
- They are open 24 hours
- They say they receive daily shipments which is great for those of us who have run into things disappearing of shelves when it is a hot coupon and sale item.
- They do not have weekly ads. For the next couple weeks we will receive weekly circulars sharing with us what will be on sale, but in the future there will not be weekly ads showing what is on sale that week.
- WinCo prides itself on having the lowest prices and told me that they do price match competitors ads. Since they do not have their own weekly ads this would allow you to take your grocery smarts lists, coupons and store ads with you, match the ads there and then if you run across any WinCo deals you can buy them! Their produce, bakery and meat department were very clean and nice =) I would feel comfortable buying my weekly meat and produce there each week, and most of you know how picky I am.
- WinCo does accept coupons; online and manufactures coupons.
- Be aware that if a coupon doesn't scan in, they will not manually enter it in, so if you are using a light ink setting, change it for your WinCo coupons.
- They will not accept credit cards. You must use a cash payment or a payment that requires a pin number.
- You must bag your own groceries.
2-12-packs Mtn. Dew 2@ $1.98
2- Capri Sun Fruit Drinks 10-pack 2@ .98
1- Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese 32 oz. $3.98 (used $1/1)
2- Bar S Sliced Bacon 2@ .98
1- American Falls Water 24-pack .5 liter $1.98
1- Northern Bath Tissue 12-pack double rolls $2.98( used $1/1)
3- Large Muffins 6 pack 3 @ $1.98
4-Chex Mix, Gardettos, or Bugles 4@ .98 (used .40/1 here and here)
3- Bear Creek Soup Mixes 3 @ $1.98
4- boxes Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal @$2.38 (used 2 $3/1 and 2 $1.50/1 coupons from Vocal Point)
5 lbs rice @ .50lb
3 green peppers @.48
2 red peppers @.48
2 dozen eggs @.88
3 gallons of milk @ $1.48
1 box fruit snacks @ .98 (.40/1)
1 lbs Bananas at .18/lb
1 10lb bag potatoes @.68
1 jar minced garlic @$2.98
1 package of hot dogs @.58
1 package Frigo string cheese @$1.98 (used .40/1 RP8/9)
Saved: There is no preferred savings card savings, but I saved $16.20 in coupons
- 24 Pushup pops for $13.13
- 24 Fudge Bars for $9.63
- 24 Bubble Gum ice cream bars for $8.75
- 24 Strawberry Sundae Crunch Bars $11.83
- 12 Watermelon Snow Cones for $9.63
- 24 Sour Wower Bars for $7.88
1 SS insert AND
1 RP insert
1 SS insert
I also found a .50/1 Hostess cupcake coupon in 3 of my 4 Parade Inserts!
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