As the home manager, my mission is to serve my family quality and tasty food on our limited budget. I scour websites, magazines, and Pinterest for new recipes and ideas that will WOW my family and save me money.
So I was really excited this past summer when Giant Food Stores launched Savory Magazine. It is a beautiful, high quality magazine that is completely FREE with your store bonus card. The magazine offers delicious recipes, step-by-step tutorials, meal planning tips, and high-value coupons–there were over $40 worth of coupons in the November/December issue.
There is also a video library of recipes and step-by-step tutorials on the website. And if you missed an issue or prefer a digital magazine, you can download a free Savory magazine app for your tablet.
I have a meal planning system in place and Giant Food Stores is usually where I buy the bulk of my groceries. I have been a regular shopper for years, so I am very familiar with the store, its pricing strategy, and set up.
If you’re new to Giant Food Stores or a current customer, pick up Savory magazine and follow these 10 tips to save money on your grocery bill.
10 Ways to Save at Giant Food Stores
1. Sign up for a BONUSCARD®
Use the card every time you shop to take advantage of the weekly sales. Also, check the weekly circular in the newspaper or online for that week’s Bonus Buy savings. Look for the red Bonus Buy Savings through out the store.
2. Create an Online Account
Visit GiantFoodStores.com to create an account and you’ll be able to:
- View your local store’s weekly circular.
- Create a shopping list
- Load digital coupons to your BONUSCARD® to be redeemed when you present the card at check out with the qualifying purchase.
- Find seasonal recipe ideas.
3. Sign Up for the Email.
Save over $100 a year when you register to receive the monthly and weekly eBonus offers sent directly to your email inbox.
4. Kiosk Savings
Scan your bonus card at an in-store kiosk to print 4 money saving coupons. I save $1-$2 each week with these coupons.
5. Earn Gas Extra Rewards
Use your BONUSCARD® at check out and earn one point for every dollar spent in stores (after coupons and savings). For every 100 points you earn, you’ll receive 10¢ off per gallon up to a maximum of 25 gallons of fuel per vehicle per purchase. Every week, they also offer additional ways to earn Bonus Gas Rewards either from the purchase of participating products or from a circular coupon. There’s no limit to the amount of Gas Extra Rewards you can earn and you can redeem your points as you earn them or let them add up for more savings. Check the website for additional details.
If you’re a Upromise member, log in to that account to load additional eCoupons to your BONUSCARD®. Purchase the qualifying product and use your card at checkout. Your savings will be added to your Upromise account.
7. Use Grocery Apps.
I regularly find cash back rewards on a variety of products on my list with my four favorite grocery apps.
8. Use Manufacturers’ Coupons
Giant Food Stores offers a very fair and competitive coupon policy, but it might vary by location. See the website for specific details.
9. Compare Giant Store Brand to Name Brand
I have never had a problem with the quality and/or taste of Giant store brands. I always compare the price per unit of a store brand product to the name brand version when making a buying decision. Occasionally, Giant has offered a Buy a Name Brand and Receive the Giant Brand version FREE. This is a great opportunity to try store brand products.
10. Yellow Stickers = Deep Discounts
Giant Food Stores will mark down meat, bread, produce, and other products before the use or freeze by date. They mark this food with a yellow sticker and I have developed an eagle eye for the stickers, because of the 40% – 75% off savings I have found.
Do you shop at Giant Food Stores? What are your best tips to save money there?
Thank you, GIANT Food Stores and Build Your Influence Summit, for sponsoring this #SavoryMagazine post. All opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy.