I have been stupid busy lately. So stupid busy that I often put food prep and meal planning on the backburner- going to the grocery store can be overwhelming at times, so I’ve taken the reigns of my busy schedule and decided that my grocery runs needed a bit of retooling. When I’m running errands, I don’t have a lot of time to spare and anything I can get my hands on to both save money AND time is a win-win.
As much as I’d love to spend all day clipping coupons, I don’t feel like tracking down a Sunday paper, nor spending hours attempting to fill a binder with paper coupons. I prefer my savings to be less “extreme couponer” and more “girl on the go.”
The struggle is real- shopping for groceries can be a real chore if you haven’t planned properly. Without a strategy on how to save money at the grocery store, a good list and of course, a way to remember all the items on your list, you can easily turn a grocery run into a frustrating experience.
Many times, I have gotten to the store only to realize I forgot my paper list at home, or my paper coupons at home. Or even worse, I have a coupon that I actually BROUGHT with me, and then forgot to pull out at the checkout counter. Woops!
I recently downloaded the Jewel-Osco app on my iPhone and it has a few features that have made grocery shopping much simpler for me, hopefully it’ll be helpful for you too!
– Each week, I quickly clip coupons using the MyMixx program- it’s their savings program to add all the deals with. I punch in my phone number at the register and it automatically applies the savings to each of my clipped items. No paper to remember.
– I also have a running total of items on my shopping list within the app so I’m sure I don’t forget anything.
– Any receipts I need can be emailed or texted over so I can keep records and track my spending and stay on budget.
My first week using the app, the gals at the checkout counter were so excited that I was already using MyMixx to save. Last week, I saved 32% on my grocery bill, this week, I saved nearly 21% on my grocery bill. My time an effort to shave off that much off my grocery bill was minimal- it goes where I go, and I can clip coupons when I’m on the train, or even when I’m sitting in the parking lot.
Needless to say, I’m very happy about the Jewel-Osco app, it’s already saved me well over $60 in my last two trips to Jewel-Osco and I’ve scored some great deals on food, toiletries and paper products for the house. Stay tuned for my next grocery haul update!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco. The opinions and text are all mine.