A SHOPPER has found a way to buy $36 worth of groceries for only $7 without going through the tedious work of using endless coupons.
Of course, coupons can be a great way to save a ton of money.
However, researching and finding coupons can be quite time consuming.
In fact, TikToker “nomeigusta”, also known as Mei Eldridge, admitted that she doesn’t have time for coupons.
But he was able to get several deeply discounted groceries at Ralphs, a supermarket chain based in Southern California.
Here’s how he did it and the list of groceries Mei bought, as shown in a recent video.
Grocery Product List
As always, please note that prices may vary by location.
But Mei claims she bought the items in the “reduced section.”
But a user in the comments asked how the products could be so cheap.
In response, Mei said, “some have dents in the packaging and some of the bakery items are past their expiration date, but [for] some of that I really have no idea.”
But she claimed in the video that there are “a lot of things that are overdue,” so be sure to check each date.
Here’s the full list of items she bought from Ralphs along with the markdown and original price, according to Mei.
- sourdough breadoriginal price: $4.49 discounted price: $1.75
- Produce bag (two mangoes, two apples)original price: $6 discount price: 99 cents
- tanning oil, original price: $17.99 discounted price: $1.49
- Apple and Cinnamon Cookies: original price: $4.59 discounted price: $1.99
- Kraft box of macaroni and cheese: original price: $3.29 discounted price: 49 cents
In all, the items cost Mei a total of $6.71.
Had they been purchased at original prices, they would have cost $36.36.
While Mei didn’t highlight exactly where to find the reduced prices, you can find discounts by looking for certain signs.
For example, judging by some of the Google imagesSale at Ralphs signs are colored in yellow, red, or black.
Also, look for signs that display the text “get really low prices.”
Other ways to save
Also, keep a few other general savings tips in mind when you shop.
One of them includes buying store brand items instead of name brands.
This is said to save shoppers up to 30 percent.
And if you’re worried about sacrificing the taste of private label products compared to the featured brands, you shouldn’t.
A market research study conducted by IRi found that 75 percent of respondents think the quality of store-brand items is as good as the major ones in the country, as cited by Ramsey Solutions.
Also, shoppers should be on the lookout for clearance items.
At Walmart, for example, you could save up to 90 percent by taking advantage of the deals in that section.
Also, buying bulk products with a longer shelf life could be another way to make it so you make fewer trips to the grocery store.
For example, one shopper spent less than $100 on groceries that lasted a couple of weeks for two people using that strategy.
And a Walmart shopper found a secret dollar section in the store.