In order to maximize savings at many stores, the first thing you need to do is make sure you register for the store’s savings card. You can either get the card in the store or request one online. Of course if you request one online, you will have to wait until your card arrives to participate. If you get the card in the store, you will need to go online to enter your email address, mailing address and other information. There are certain perks to registering your card, such as:
- Kroger-sends out coupons in the mail periodically. They also allow you to download e-coupons to your card from either the Kroger web site, Shortcuts, P&G e-Savers, and Cellfire. Also, with every $100 purchase, you can purchase gas at Kroger for 10 cents less per gallon than a non-card customer. Even without the $100 purchase, you still get 3 cents off per gallon.Kroger also has a cell phone program where you can get a cell phone through i-wireless and for every $100 spent, you get 20 minutes added to your phone(I have one of these and it is great).Having the card also allows you to get double coupons up to 50 cents and triple coupons up to 90 cents. My store limits you to 3 like coupons per transaction.
- CVS-The CVS Extra Care card is great in that it allows you to participate in their sales where you get “Extra Care Bucks” back when you purchase certain items. Many times, these deals can be gotten for free and sometimes you can even make money if you have a coupon. When you register your CVS card online, sometimes they will give you a coupon for X/XX. The last one I received was $4/$20. With the CVS Extra Care card, you also earn 2% of your purchases back which are distributed each quarter in the form of Extra Care Bucks.
- Brookshires-With the Brookshire’s Thank You card, you can get great deals by registering your card online. I get an email each week with a special deal that is loaded to my card. I have gotten a free gallon of tea and some great sale prices that are only for people that have their card registered to get the emails.
Those are the only stores that are local in my area. I will try to get more information about other stores that are located elsewhere.