Saturday, February 2, 2008

Find the Discount Bin

Many stores have a small area reserved for heavily discounted or discontinued items. This is a prime hunting ground for excellent bargains. It should be a regular and early stop on your routine shopping route through the store.


You'll be surprised at what you may find in the discount area. So much so, you may need at least a modicum of discipline to avoid buying items you really don't need. So be sure to have your shopping list with you.


One trip's discount bargains.

Case in point: On February 1, 2007, we purchased the laundry products pictured above after finding them in the discount bin at our local super market. I added up their pre-tax prices. Had we paid sticker price, we would have paid $72.87 plus tax. But since they were drastically reduced as discounted items, we paid only $18.72 plus tax. Altogether, we saved $57.40. (Remember, you pay less sales tax by paying less to begin with.)


An additional benefit of shopping the discount bins is that the merchandise has a strong chance of being scanned with an incorrect price (because the reduced price tag may not have been entered into the store scanner data base properly during the discount process). That could result in even greater savings for you. So, as always, be sure to check your receipt after check-out.


Bottom Line:

Save $150 or more per year.*
(*Individual results will vary. Calculations based on actual savings trends over several months.)

This was our saving at Meijer this week that my husband posted on pinchtown.com. To see how others are saving money visit Money Saving Mom.

5 comments:

Peggy said...

Hi Beth! I agree - I try to stop by the one at our Safeway. Last night they had Jimmy Dean sausage for $1!! I thought I would buy it for $5 and then get the $10 Catalina - but it wouldn't work on reduced items! Oh well.

I have also (when I have time) started just walking the aises at Safeway - they will have stuff drastically reduced when they have overstock! You just have to look for the right tag.

Thanks for the tips!

Carleen said...

good deal!!! your rock...thanks for the tip

I'm always looking for a deal

Dominique said...

Hi! Welcome to healthy YOU!

I'm going to pass this post along to some friends of mine!

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Felicia said...

Hello!!

Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!!!

Best wishes to you!!

*huggles*
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Felicia said...

Hello!!

Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!!!

Best wishes to you!!

*huggles*
=0)