December 28, 2009

Save-A-Lot | Low Prices + Printable House Brand Coupons (Price Matchups Included!)


Image courtesy of Save-a-Lot



I've mentioned before that I occasionally shop at Save-a-Lot, usually for pantry and baking staples like flour, oil, shortening, and canned vegetables.

I don't shop at Save-a-Lot as often now as I used to a few years back when we lived in Illinois; we were in a very small town and my shopping choices were few (to say the least!). I discovered I could get what I needed at Save-a-Lot without any coupons and easily stay within my budget.

I also liked how small the store was; my two oldest children were in the toddler/baby stages and I found it far easier to get through Save-a-Lot with both of them compared to a big box store. The ladies that worked at that particular store were always so kind to me and my little ones. ;-)

When Save-a-Lot contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to shop at one of their stores and share my experience with you, I was more than happy to do so. If you're on a quest to lower your grocery budget, Save-a-Lot is a good store to have on your list of local bargains.

Most Save-a-Lot stores are located within a strip mall or plaza; they are smaller than traditional grocery stores and big box stores. They carry a mix of brand name groceries and house brands; I should tell you that I've always been impressed by the quality and low price of their house brands. When I shop for pantry items there, that's what I'm buying.

Save-a-Lot also offers fresh meat and produce, both of which are of high quality. One of the biggest pluses I found when shopping the Save-a-Lot in my little Illinois town so many years ago was that the produce was higher quality than what I found at the local big box store. That particular Save-a-Lot store bought local produce from Indiana and the shipping time was shorter than for a big national chain.

You do need to expect a "no-frills" shopping experience; you'll need your own reusable shopping bags to bag your groceries yourself.

Here's what I bought on my recent trips to Save-a-Lot:



For all that you see on the left, I had a printable coupon from Save-a-Lot (click here to get yours). All the goodies on the right were used in our recent easy and frugal gingerbread house building project.

I had a few printable coupons for items that weren't in stock so I picked those up late last week:



Here's the breakdown of the prices of the items/coupon matchups; all the coupons I mention can be printed here from Save-a-Lot.com.

Ginger Evans Brown Sugar, 2 lbs, $0.99 ea
$0.30/1 printable
Final price: $0.69 ea

So Cheezy Shells and Cheddar, $1.39 ea
$0.40/1 printable
Final price: $0.99 ea

Home Churned Butter, 16 oz, $1.49 ea
$0.50/1 printable
Final price: $0.99 ea

Wylwood Canned Vegetables, $0.59 ea
$0.50/4 printable
Final price: $0.47 ea

Ginger Evans All Purpose Flour, 5 lbs, $1.49 ea
$0.50/1 printable
Final price: $0.99 ea

Coburn Farms Evaporated Milk, 15 oz, $0.69 ea
$0.50/2 printable
Final price: $0.44 ea

Caskey's Cream Soups, $0.59 ea
$0.50/4 printable
Final price: $0.47 ea

Ginger Evans Self-Rising Flour, 5 lbs, $1.59 ea

$0.60/1 printable
Final price: $0.99 ea

Coburn Farms Cream Cheese, 8 oz, $0.79 ea
$0.50/2 printable
Final price: $0.54 a

Caskey's Chicken Broth, $0.59 ea
$0.75/4 printable
Final price: $0.40 ea

Westcott Vegetable Oil, 48 oz, $1.99 ea
$1.00/1 printable
Final price: $0.99 ea

McDaniels Coffee, 34.5 oz can, $4.00 ea
$1.00/1 printable
Final price: $3.00 ea

Country Crossings or Coburn Shredded Cheese, 12 oz, $1.99 ea
$1.00/2 printable
Final price: $1.49 ea

Portman's Salad Dressing, $1.29 ea
Buy1Get1 FREE printable
Final price: $0.65 ea

Want to make your savings stretch even further at Save-a-Lot?

Join the Save-a-Lot Smart Shopper Club here and you'll be able to print a $5/$20 coupon for your next trip to Save-a-Lot!

In my region (greater Cincinnati), I've also started to see more coupons for Save-a-Lot within their local ad circular so be sure to grab one when you walk in the store and see if there's anything worth clipping.

You can see I saved a bunch on what I bought using the printable online coupons; even the items I bought without coupons were good deals. Ofering good deals is really what Save-a-Lot is all about so be sure to keep them in mind if you're working on lowering your grocery budget in 2010.

*DISCLOSURE: Save-a-Lot graciously gave me a $15 gift card to shop my local Save-a-Lot as well as a reusable shopping bag and a product sample to try at home. For more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm in desperate need for oil. So glad I saw this post. With those coupons and combine them with the $5/$20 you can really find a few bargains!!!

    THANKS so much!!!

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