Saving Money Without Coupons - When Coupons Aren't For You!

Saving Money Without Coupons - When Coupons Aren't For You!

Using coupons isn't for everyone so thankfully it's only one of the ways to save some money and make ends meet.

How to know if using coupons is not for you?

The way you eat. 

Let's face it, coupons are a great way to get some huge savings at the grocery store, or to stock up on some products free but the things you like to eat could make using coupons not the very best choice for you.

Meat, vegetables and fresh dairy coupons are fairly rare. Most of us love love love meat and potatoes! So instead of looking for coupons for these food items, do your homework and check Flipp.com for the lowest prices and great deals and know what foods you should never pay full price for.

Even without having coupons for fresh vegetables and fruits many cash back apps offer money back on those purchases. So you can save money in a few ways without even using a coupon. Just upload your receipt and watch your balance grow. Checkout51 is the best cash back program out there. Also, give Caddle a try, it was featured on Dragon's Den.





Visiting your local grocery store early in the morning is a great way to score some of the biggest savings on meat. Early mornings many grocery stores put out the meat that they legally have to take off the shelves, and mark it down almost 50%. There is nothing wrong with this meat, either cook it that day or freeze it that day.







Time to Actually Coupon

If you are extremely busy and on the go all the time, you probably find that finding coupons, ordering coupons and clipping coupons is too time-consuming! And I even agree with you! Sometimes life is just too full to fit another activity in. 

You can save money on groceries and other items by knowing things like the scanning price accuracy code. You will be surprised at how often the store will give you $10 off your total or your item completely free. 

Using rebate apps are a great way to get money back on your groceries. It's not time-consuming and only takes a second to take a picture of your receipt and get paid some real money back.


If you respect a good deal too much

If you respect a great deal too much to walk away you should probably leave the coupons at home. We all love a great deal or getting our shampoo free, but it can lead to waste and money spent that you didn't have to spend. Just because something is a great deal doesn't mean you need 25 of them.

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Ways to Save Money Without Using Coupons

Try making dinner with the products you already have. Using MyFridgeFood.com is a great place to enter the food you have on hand and it will give you a recipe. The savings adds up when you are using everything in the fridge and not wasting food.


Eating healthy doesn't have to be wallet breaking if you know how to eat healthy for less. Search local blogs in your area to see what great deals are being shared. Your savings will go up if you are following a blogger who shares the most currents sales and deals in your city or town.

Price matching is a great way to not only save on the groceries you are picking up but also save you gas and time.

Stores that price match in Canada
  • Walmart
  • Giant Tiger
  • Home Depot
  • FreshCo
  • No Frills
  • Canadian Tire
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Best Buy
  • Sears
  • Lowe's
  • Rona
  • Sleep Country Canada
  • Sport Chek
  • Staples
  • Toys R Us
  • The Source
  • Leons 
What things do you do to save money on groceries without using coupons?


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