Friday, February 12, 2016

Real Mom Kitchen goes shopping with Deals to Meals and saves 50% on groceries!

I love my job! It is so fun to meet so many people and help families save money. To think I get to help people, and get paid while doing it. Seriously, what a blessing! Thank you to each of you who continually support us here at Deals to Meals. Without you, we couldn't do what we do, so thank you!! This week I was able to help another friend learn how to save some BIG money on their groceries. And guess what, it is SO easy! What if I told you if you spent an extra 10-15 minutes a week, you could save $100's on your grocery shopping trip? Sounds hard to believe, right? Well, it's true. And it is more simple than you could ever imagine!
I have gotten to know some extremely talented and lovely people in this business. I love learning from fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs who have taught me so much over the years. One of those beautiful people is Laura Powell. She is the author of the famous food blog, Real Mom Kitchen -check her out, she's amazing!

 Over 8 years ago when I started this blog, she was one of the only other food blogs on the web (wow, how things have changed!). She was the first food blog I followed all those years ago. Her recipes are incredible and her simple-no fuss recipes are perfect for busy moms. When I was introduced to Laura a few weeks ago, it was so great to get to know her and learn from her years of experience. And...at the same time, teach her a little something about what I love to do---grocery shop and SAVING money! We met at her house and within 15 minutes of using Deals to Meals we had her grocery list and meal plan all ready to go. Off we went to her local Neighborhood Walmart and let the shopping fun begin! After 45-60 minutes of shopping (and a lot of talking) we left Walmart with a full cart of groceries, 2 weeks of meal ingredients, plus some food storage items we stocked up on for under $100! As we were checking out I had her guess how much she'd think her total would be. She said, "Well over $200". When it rung up for $98.92 she was shocked! How fun is that? Remember, saving money doesn't have to be hard. With a little help from Deals to Meals, you can save some serious money too. Check out all of the great deals (some shown above) and see how fun saving and shopping can be for you too!

Visit this blog post to help you with price matching:
10 Tips to help make Walmart Price Matching Easier!

3 comments:

Eric and Shaunna said...

I LOVE Deals to Meals and have been an member for almost two years. I have recommended your site to people so many times.

But, I am so frustrated right now because our local Walmart's are being horribly rude at check out.
What used to be a quick and painless price matching process has turned into a nightmare.
It has caused me to quit the Walmart world altogether.

How have you avoided this? Do you take the adds in with you? (Our Walmart won't let you add match without checking every item with the add.)

Shandra said...

Shaunna,

I feel your pain! Walmart has become super annoying about price matching. However, you have to just do a little investigative work. There are 5 Walmarts within a 15 mile radius of my home. Two of them are AWFUL about price matching (of course they are the closes ones) but the other two are really great. They still price match store brands with their Walmart brands, they don't ask for the ad, and they aren't rude about it. It took some 'shopping around' to find the Walmart that was the best about price matching.

Also, I have been known to go when I have my favorite cashiers working. And yes, I 'cashier profile' them. I now know some of the ones I will NOT go through their aisle. They are rude and not fun to deal with. However, I have always found a few that are really sweet and don't act like I'm a criminal.

Plus, it's a good idea to ask the local manager directly for their price matching policy. Many times the cashiers tell you one thing and then I will talk to the manager and it's not even accurate. I know which stores each Walmart will price match and if I stick with in those 'rules' it makes things go a lot more smoothly. When in doubt, talk to a manager before you shop and verify what their policy's are (seeing as they change from one store to another--totally annoying!!).

Here's a link from our blog with some price matching tips that may really help too: http://www.dealstomealsblog.com/2015/07/10-tips-to-combat-walmarts-new-price.html

Eric and Shaunna said...

Shandra,
Thanks for the advice! I will try another one...hopefully, with better luck!
I want to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work! I love being able to save money and being able to build up food storage at the same time! You have been an answer to so many prayers! Your advice has saved my family so many times!

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