How Do You Save Money and Live Healthier with BOGO?

saladSince you have to eat to stay alive, going to the grocery store is inevitable. What people don’t realize is it is easy to eat healthy and save money at the same time by utilizing the buy one, get one free (BOGO) offers at grocery stores. Multiple grocery store chains have implemented weekly BOGO specials.  All it takes is a little preparation ahead of time to know what is on sale for the week and how you can work those items in to the meals you want to make.

This week at Publix and Winn Dixie you can get an array of healthy items. Here are a few examples:

  • Publix:

o    The Fresh Express Salad Blend – Save up to $3.99 and it is a fast and convenient meal solution.

o   Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese– Save up to $2.45 and it is a good source of Vitamin D and a healthy choice for a breakfast item.

  • Winn- Dixie:

o   Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast– Save up to $5.49 and it is a lean meat option for a healthy weeknight meal.

If you don’t think your grocery store has programs in place, such as these, ask the Manager. What a lot of people don’t realize is other grocery stores that do not have BOGO sales will honor/match local BOGO prices from nearby competitor stores.

Wal-Mart the world’s biggest retailer is a grocery store that will now match BOGO prices from other chains, such as Publix and Winn- Dixie. Stores like Wal-Mart will keep track of other competitor’s ads and will give customers the sale price if they ask. Click here to find out more.

The best tip for grocery store shopping on a budget would be to plan ahead. Check out the weekly circulars or the stores website to find out what is on sale for that week. Make a list.  It is always easier to stick to the list when you have what you need written down.

Note: You do not have to buy two items to get the sale price. If you buy one, that item will be half price.  Don’t by more than what is needed so that you aren’t wasting money on the extra food.

Martin and David Sher are Co-CEO of AmSher Debt Collection Agency.  Martin, a past president of ACA International, is the author of the Collector’s Pledge—signed by hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world committing to treat people with dignity and respect.  David’s past president of the International Association of Commercials Collectors, and with his brother, authored the book, How to collect debts and still keep your customers.

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