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Have you ever wondered how people get free food at the grocery store without doing extreme couponing? It is possible to get free grocery store services and groceries and here are some tips how to do just that.
Did you know that many grocery stores offer absolutely free cakes for your child’s first birthday? It’s true! Plus, you don’t have to buy anything else in most cases. Just show proof of your child’s birthday and order in advance. It usually is not a big cake, but perfect for “cake smash” pictures!
If you are moving, the grocery store is a great place to request free moving boxes. Just call ahead a week or so and make arrangements. You will get a variety of great boxes to use for your move. Banana boxes are especially good because they have lids.
Request coupons directly from companies to use at the grocery store. Many times, the coupon will be for a free item. Additionally, sign up for emails from the store you shop at and take advantage of printable coupons that are often high value.
In the meat department, ask for free butchering. You can often get meat in whole cheaper than if already ground and then ask the butcher to grind it for you right there in the store to rake in savings on ground meat.
Some stores are offering free services such as knife sharpening. Call ahead and check with your favorite stores and see if any of them offer this great service. You are usually limited to only a couple at a time and serrated knives cannot usually be sharpened, but you can get your good knives back in almost brand new condition for free.
Check the scratch and dent area of the store, often located near the storerooms in the back. There, you will find all sorts of random products, some name brand, that you could get for free or nearly free with coupons that you use with them. Coupon policies vary by store, but most stores will allow you to use coupons on these slightly damaged, but still good items.
If you are big on crafting or DIY projects, check with your local supermarkets about getting the pallets they use for free. These wood pallets are great for gardening projects, recreating furniture, crafting and much more!
Some stores offer free pre-bagging or delivery services. This is perfect if you are exceptionally busy or homebound. Call or check the website of your local stores for more information. It is not available at all stores in a chain or all locations. This service will help you in a great big way if you are able to place an order for your food and have it bagged and waiting for you to pick up.
Not sure what kind of salad or lunch meat to get? Ask the deli for free samples of the choices you are considering. Most stores are happy to oblige not only on meats and cheeses but some of their hot food deli items as well!
Make sure to always compare prices before you go to the store here are 9 Price Check Apps you can take a look at.
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I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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