When I think about the life lessons that have been instilled in me by family, the first one that comes to mind is frugality. As you know, I believe in eating well, traveling often, and living my life to the fullest – however, that is easier to do when you are able to put more back into savings with each paycheck.
As a food writer, one of my largest expenses = my groceries. I don’t like to skimp on my ingredients, as I believe in quality over quantity. In that sense, I am “high cotton”, as we would say in the south. That said, I want to pay as little as I can for each ingredient – and Kroger helps me do so with ease. This is one of the main reasons that I am a devoted and loyal Kroger shopper. Fanatic, even. You decide.
If you have been to your local Kroger recently, it is likely that you noticed a change in signage; throughout the store, blue signs have been placed to show customers the three main ways that Kroger helps you maximize your shopping experience, while minimizing your cost: 1) great sales, 2) fuel points, and 3) digital coupons.
One thing is for sure: the sales are a’plenty at Kroger. I appreciate the new signage because it makes the sales and everyday low prices even easier to find. The sales at Kroger are a great way to stock up on necessities like vanilla extract, flour, lemons, olive oil, mayo, kosher salt, and butter – ingredients that I use regularly; however, it also enables you to expand your horizons with a smaller financial commitment. For example, lobster tails were on sale this week, as was my favorite Boar’s Head Smoked Gouda. These are items that might not be on your regular to-buy list, but they are much more attainable when at lower prices (which is when I buy them!).
Another fact about me: I drive an insane amount of miles. My car is 2.5 years old and I’ve already put 63,000 miles on it. Thus, I burn through gas faster than the average person; however, I tend not to worry about the financial cost because I get so many cents off at the gas pump from shopping at Kroger. The more you spend, the more you save; in all seriousness, I have paid between $1.00-$1.50/gallon for gasoline because of my Kroger Points. They are very easy to rack up & easy to redeem – by entering the number associated with your Kroger Plus Card, the pump will automatically prompt you to choose as to whether or not you want to redeem your points. I am often taken aback by how much I save; and the best part is that I had to spend the money at the grocery store anyway!
Last, but not least: digital coupons. We have our phones with us at all times – why not use them to save money? I was a little slow to move over to digital coupons, as I am a little old-fashioned and a creature of habit. That said – I’m sold. I’m never going back. Never ever. Case closed. The Kroger App makes it so easy to keep all of your coupons in one place, enables you to do all of the work before you go to the store (a great money saving tip!), and doesn’t require you to pack the paper coupons around (and lose them, as I have done more times than I’d like to admit). There are tons of deals on hundreds of items on the app – don’t miss out! Download the Kroger App, y’all!
Are y’all ready to save money? See ya at Kroger!
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This post is sponsored by Kroger; however, as always, all opinions are my own.