Yes, if I have seen a good deal at Ralph's and I have a coupon, I will shop there. I usually shop at Food 4 Less though. I always have baby coupons and all our granddaughters are getting to be big girls so, LMK if there are baby coupons you can use.
My Mom lives in Las Vegas and she loves Raley's. We don't have them here in So. Cal. We just had a brand new Stater Brothers open up near us and it is beautiful!!! They sell Krispy Kreme donuts there~my dks think that is so neat!!
I have never heard of Food Source either. These are the stores I have here........
Food For Less
Pak N Save
Ralphs and Vons dbl. coupons but Vons has now changed and will only dbl. one like coupon so I have stopped shopping there!!
I am in Southern California--in the city of Trabuco Canyon. I mainly shop at Ralph's and Costco. I never tried couponing but I think I am going to start! Ralphs always doubles coupons so I tend to save the most when I go there. I use a price book currently so I try to get the lowest price possible!
I live in the Central Valley of California and we've got Ralphs, Big Lots, Sav-a-lot, Vons(our version of Safeway), Grocery Outlet, Food 4 Less, and Food Maxx. I haven't shopped at Ralph's yet, I usually do Food 4 Less, Costco, and Grocery Outlet. Is Ralph's really that good?
If you have the right coupons for your family, and wait for the product to go on the right sale..and trade for extra coupons..you can get 100$ worth of groceries for around 20$ ..that's what I've been doing since last October
When we used to shop at mainly ALbertsons and sometimes safeway..we spent around 500$ (BEFORE Our baby was born!) and it seemed like we never had enough food at the end of the week..
NOW that the baby is here, we always have a stocked fridge/freezer and pantry..stocked HBA..plenty of wipes and diapers..and we spend around 150-200$ a month on average..
Much of that is due to the double coupons at Ralphs, as well as free after rebate items I can get PAID to 'buy' when I use a coupon on the free after rebate items at places like Rite aid, longs drugs, walgreens etc..
I don't have a Grocery Outlet here though, so I don't know how much better I would be able to do there than at Ralphs.
There is a Ralphs online 'club' thread around here that we just started..hopefully that will be of some help also if you want to start shopping there.
My wipes I buy for 1$/ 80 pack at Big Lots..I try to make each wipe last a long time, like folding it over etc..ripping it in half..for the heavy duty stuff I don't bother
Some people also make there own wipes and I'm sure there is a recipe around here somewhere for that too
I combine a lot of different ways of saving money also, like buying loss leader produce,eggs, finding meat on sale and using coupons on them if I have them, shopping around at different (close) stores to get the loss leaders at each one, cooking from scratch, and having a stocked pantry of all the basics that we use..that way I don't have to run to the store and buy something at full price when we run out..
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