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I am here in California. We live just outside of Sacramento. If anyone is interested in trading coupons or being a money saving buddy, let me know.
 

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Hi Kathis!

I am in California also..about a half hour from San Jose :)

Do you shop at Ralphs by the way?
 

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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.
 

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I could really use Luvs diaper coupons if they are still around.

I haven't seen them in ages though.
 

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Will look to see if I have any coupons from Luv's. I'll let you know if I find any.
 

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We have Ralphs here in So. California and I used to shop there a lot with the double coupons but I have found that Stater Brothers is even cheaper and they don't double coupons!!!
 

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good deal mom2knk!

I miss Stater bros soo much! It was my childhood store growing up!

Ralphs is the cheapest for most conveince foods/cereals after coupon but I do shop at Raley's a lot for cheaper produce, dairy, bread and meat :)
 

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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!!:D
 

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Lucky! I still haven't even seen one Krispy Kreme store anywhere around here! And they sound so good from everything I've heard!
 

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I've never heard of Stater Brothers. I guess I missed out, huh? Have either of you shopped at Food Source? I see ads from them but, I have never shopped there.
 

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I've never heard of a Food Source before..well now that I keep thinking about it, it's starting to sound a little familiar :D
 

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I have never heard of Food Source either. These are the stores I have here........
Ralphs
Vons
Stater Brothers
Albertsons
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!!
 

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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!

Betsy
 
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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?
 

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Is Ralph's really that good?
Ohhh boy is it EVER :)

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 :D

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.
 
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You have to share tips...Please!!! I still have two in diapers and, with three little ones...I need stock in a wipes company!
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You have to share tips...Please!!!
Surely :)

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 :D
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..

That's pretty much the basics of it I think :)

Ask away we are all full of answers and tips here :)

Welcome to the boards btw!!
 
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