Savvy Shopper: Use these resources to be better shopper

During our last election, there was a candidate who acquired a reputation for being “low energy.”

 

While the shoe fit, it also made me wonder a little about myself. After all, if a person conducting a 24/7 campaign can be characterized this way, what on earth does that make me? Definitely not presidential material! However, since only 45 men have ever gotten that far, I am probably not alone in my lethargy.

If you are also energy challenged and avoid savvy shopping due to the effort required, you might be surprised at how fast and easy it really is with the following savvy resources:

Best milk price

The best currently advertised milk prices are pinned at the top of the Lubbock Savvy Shopper Facebook page. As ads change every Sunday and Wednesday, this post is updated on those days. In other words, if you need to grab some milk on the way home and are wondering about the best milk prices, go to our Facebook page and find out.

Best deals

On top of milk, have you ever wondered where the best advertised prices are on apples, detergent, or any number of other things?

If so, you can quickly and easily find out with as few as two mouse clicks at this webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/lubbocksavvyshopper/best-deals. For example, if you went to this site today (8-13-17) to find the best deals for soft drinks, you would learn that Food King, CVS, and Target have deals on Coke.

In addition, this list provides the price, coupon matchups, and unit prices along with many other facts. From acid blockers to ziploc bags, quickly finding the best values is only a click away!

Deals in detail

As you probably know, the A-J’s Sunday edition features a short list of 5-10 really good deals from Sunday ads for retailers like CVS, Target, and Walgreens. Similarly, the Wednesday paper publishes the same kind of highlights for grocery stores.

What you may not know is that the Lubbock Savvy Shopper also publishes highly detailed lists of practically every good offer (typically more than 100 specials) that’s out there at https://sites.google.com/site/lubbocksavvyshopper/.

In case you are wondering how this can help, specials are grouped by retailer and sorted from the very best down to the simply good. In other words, you can get a quick idea of the best deals for you and make sure you don’t miss them on your next shopping trip.

In addition, available rewards, coupon matchups (and where to get them), and many other fun facts are provided. In other words, the legwork is done. The main task left is collecting the savings.

Coupon database

Once a week, a spreadsheet of coupons from inserts like SmartSource, RedPlum, Procter & Gamble, and Affiliated Foods’ Extreme Value Coupons is updated. Unlike other databases, this list includes every coupon actually available in the Lubbock area and only those coupons.

In case you are wondering about a matchup for a particular brand, you can go to https://sites.google.com/site/lubbocksavvyshopper/coupon-index to save yourself the time and trouble of thumbing through a lot of inserts. You’re welcome!

ClickList

I thought I would save the best for last. Like the “Deals in Detail” that were described earlier in this article, ClickList is a comprehensive detailing of specials, coupon matchups, rewards, along with ratings for how good an offer is.

However, it offers so much more including the ability to sort deals, narrow them down, and print a customized shopping list that you can take to the store.

In addition, the coupon matchups include hyperlinks for online coupons that, with one click, take you directly to the webpage for that coupon. Unless you hate savings and convenience, you won’t be disappointed. For more information about ClickList, go to http://lubbockonline.com/life-savvy-shopper/2016-01-16/savvy-shopper-clicklist-feature-details-specials-coupon-matchups. To find out more firsthand, go to http://slamfields8.wix.com/savvyshopper.

In case you didn’t know about these resources before, now is a great time to find out more. Whether you are low or high energy, these tools pay big.

And if you are already getting good value, these resources are a great way to elevate the savings and reduce the effort.

In case you have questions, help is available at our Facebook page ((https://www.facebook.com/LubbockSavvyShopper or log on to Facebook and enter “Lubbock Savvy Shopper” in the search tool) and by email (SavvyShopperLubbock@gmail.com).

You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. Why miss out?

SEAN FIELDS is the A-J’s Savvy Shopper. Read his columns Sundays and Wednesdays. Email him at SavvyShopperLubbock@gmail.com, like his Facebook page at Facebook.com/LubbockSavvyShopper, or see previous columns and deals at lubbockonline.com/savvy-shopper.

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