We have four grocery stores just within five miles of my home. Two of which I don't shop at because they are smaller and I don't think the deals are as good. The other two are pretty evenly priced. One of the stores doubles all coupons 50 cents and under all the time. Once a month for a week they triple anything 75 cents and under and double anything from 76 cents to $1. The other store doubles anything 99 cents and under all the time but does not triple anything. The two stores seem to competing with each other and it is making for some great deals for me.
The first store had a big display a couple weeks ago saying they are lowering thousands of prices. Well that with the double and triple coupons it is a great deal. In response to that the other store put out an add saying they were lowering 6000 prices which they did because everything looks lower. In addition to that they are now doubling all coupons $1 and under permanently with a limit of 4 of the same coupons. Well of course the other store decided they would change their policy too. They lowered even more prices and are now tripling all coupons 99 cents and under for one week out of the month and continuing to double the other three weeks out of the month.
I decided to take advantage of that and went shopping three times that week. It is hard to get everything done when I have my 20 month old with me so I did it in separate trips. I was shocked at my savings.
Rounding up to the nearest dollar my total was $246 I used $182 in triple coupons bringing my total to $64.
I can't wait to see what the stores are going to do next. I have to say this is one highlight in the economy. I am saving a bundle on food.
So are your grocery stores competing with each other and if so what kind of deals are you getting?