Save A Lot stores are franchised. Sometimes the same person/company owns several and that’s why you will see things on sale at a couple in a metro area, but not at all of them.
My top three tips
- Like them on Facebook. Almost every month they have put out a new $5/$25 coupon. It’s a great way to save on produce, dairy and meat that you wouldn’t get big discounts on otherwise.
- Shop around other Save A Lot stores. Find a couple near you and check their ads online before heading out to compare prices.
- Go early. Every Save A Lot store I’ve ever shopped at does their markdowns first thing in the morning. It’s the best time to stack discounted pricing with your $5/$25 coupon!
Keep in mind
- “Regular” prices change without notice. I’ve seen things almost double in price after months at a very low “shelf” price. I can only assume that it’s just how they operate when they get a good buy on some things.
- Different stores will have different shelf prices, sometimes by A LOT.
- Very much a store you need to “roll with the flow” for. Since things change so fast without notice, remember that it’s great while it lasts, but don’t let your budget depend on something long term.
I’ll start with things I’ve noticed in two different stores in the last two days. Please comment with any great finds in your area.
Cedar Springs, MI –
- $0.99 Ginger Evans Canned Pumpkin 15oz
- $1.99 White Milk Gallon – LIMITED TIME, no minimum required.
Plainfield Ave (across from Lowes) Grand Rapids, MI
- $2.39/# Ground Beef
- $2.49/# Ground Chuck
So, whatcha got to share?