5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without Coupons

5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without Clipping Coupons5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without  Coupons

First, don’t get me wrong, I am all about using coupons to save money. But, let’s face it. We are all busy. When you add children to the mix, life is even more crazy. Yes, couponing takes time. There are occasions when spending the time to coupon is just not an option. I get that. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a savvy, money saving shopper.  I present to you my 5 Ways To Save Money On Groceries Without  Coupons.

1).  Choose the right time to shop!

Choosing the right time of day and day of the week can save you money. How so, you ask? Well, think about it. You head to the grocery store on a Saturday afternoon or at 5:00 after work and it is packed. Your first objection is to get in and out as quickly as possible. This can lead to overspending. You don’t take the time to compare prices and you are more likely to just throw things in the cart. So choose a time when the grocery store is less busy.  Typically, Wednesdays and Thursdays are best.  Also, going after 8 pm is always a slow time…. 8 pm on a Saturday night is golden!! Besides, it’s just nice to shop without dealing with crowded parking lots and aisles.

2). Buy things in season!

I recently went to the grocery store with Mrs. Coupon Dad. I noticed that she was buying 50 red bell peppers. I thought I was about to be on some kind of red pepper diet for the week. Fortunately, that was not the case. She said, “I buy a lot of them when they are $.79 each so I don’t have to pay $2.99 for them”. Makes perfect sense to me. I never really paid attention that she comes home, chops them in strips, dices, and chunks then puts each “style” in a gallon freezer bag. When she needs them she just takes a handful out and reseals the bag. The same goes for seasonal fruit such as strawberries and blueberries.

3).  Check the circular!

This is a no brainer. If ground beef is on sale this week for $2.99 per lb., stock up. Take it a step further and plan your menu around what’s on sale. So if pork chops are on sale and beef is not, plan a couple of pork meals to avoid paying the higher prices.

4). Make a menu!

Making a menu will eliminate being asked, “what’s for dinner” 20 times a day, that’s a plus!! Also, making a menu and buying only the ingredients that it takes to make those meals will save you money. First, if you make a list of only the ingredients you need, it will keep you from making multiple trips to the grocery store when you forget something. How many times have you gone into the store to by 1 thing and come out with a cart full???   Second, when you take inventory while making your list, it prevents you from buying an ingredient you don’t need. This prevents waste, in turn saving you money.  You want more help planning a menu and saving money??? Visit Erin at 5 Dollar Dinners and she can help you.  She even has a printable grocery list and everything. Tell her I said “hi” while you are there!

5). Check unit pricing!

This is a biggie. Check your unit pricing. This is a  especially  essential  for your paper goods. Is 16 double rolls the best price or is it 32 single rolls??? Is the 32 oz. jar of peanut butter the best deal or is it the 12 oz. jar??? The way to tell is to check your unit prices.  Divide the price of the item by the units. For example, if there are 419 ft. in your package of 12 rolls paper towels and price is $8.98 you enter in your calculator (I use my phone) 8.98 divided by 419.  That gives me a price of $.021 per unit.  Now compare that to the 5 mega rolls that are 160 ft. for $5.47. That gives me a unit price of $.034. As you can see, the 12 rolls is a better buy. You are paying $.13 less per unit for the 12 rolls compared to the 5 mega rolls.  However, manufacturers are tricky.  The bigger package is not always the best price. That’s why it is important to check your unit price.

So there you have it. My top 5 ways to save money at the grocery store without using coupons! Do you have any money saving tricks that don’t involve coupons??

Bloomingdale’s Promo Codes for July 2014 – Up to 50% Off

Save big with Bloomingdale's promo codes and deals

It’s a good thing I have these Bloomingdale’s promo codes since there is not a location in my area. I think Mrs. Coupon Dad would go through withdrawals if she could not shop at Bloomingdale’s. So shopping online is a wonderful option for us. However, anytime we are in an area that has a Bloomingdale’s location, we have to stop so she can get her fix!

Bloomingdale’s Promo Codes and Deals

1) Save 25% to 50%  today  as is good for a limited time.

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Save up 20% to 50% off  a great selection of sale items. Simply shop through the link above,  your discount will automatically be applied to your order. Some exclusions may apply to Bloomingdale’s promo codes and deals.

2) Get double points on cosmetics and fragrance - Good always

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Loyallist always earn double points on any cosmetic and fragrance purchase. Simply shop through the link above and enter your Loyallist number at checkout.

3) Over 60 free gifts with purchase is good through August 15, 2014

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Checkout all the free gifts with purchase when you shop through the link above. Don’t miss out on all the freebies that are offered. Some exclusions may apply to Bloomingdale’s promo codes and deals.

Shipping Info

No need to worry about shipping cost being a fortune. Bloomingdale’s offers free standard shipping everyday on beauty orders of $50 or more. All other orders ship free at $150. Here are the shipping rates so you know exactly what you will be paying.
- Orders up to $25 ships for $6
- Orders $25.01 to $50 ships for $8
- Orders $50.01 to $75 ships for $10
- Orders $75.01 to $100 ships for $11
- Orders $100.01 to 149.99 ships for $13
- Order $150 or more ships for free

Oh, yeah Loyallist Members get FREE shipping and returns every day with no minimums. See below for more info on that awesomeness!!

Bloomingdale’s Locations

Want to brave the elements do ya??? No worries, Bloomingdale’s has locations nationwide to meet your shopping needs.

Bloomingdale’s locations

Just click the link above and enter your zip code to find the Bloomy’s nearest you.

How To Save

You really need to know about Bloomingdale’s Loyallist Program. You earn points…. wait for it…. no matter how you choose to pay!!!! When your account reaches 5,000 points, you’ll receive a $25 Reward Card that is redeemable on all merchandise the very next day…. again, no matter how you pay. Oh, and it’s free to be a Loyallist!!

Become a Loyallist

Just click the link above and fill out a simple form to become a Loyallist. Why yes, it is free to join.

Other perks of being a Loyallist
- FREE standard shipping, no minimums
- Receive one point for every dollar you spend at online and in store.
- Receive three points for every dollar if you use your Bloomingdale’s card
- Double points every day on cosmetics and fragrance purchases.

Between the Bloomingdale’s Loyallist program and promo codes, you can save big!

Military Discount

There is no advertised Bloomingdale’s military discount. But hey, it never hurts to ask!

Why We Love Bloomingdale’s

When you think of department stores, you have to think of Bloomingdale’s.  In the late 1800′s most retailers specialized in just one type of garment. But not for brothers Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale. Their East Side Bazaar, in New York City, opened in 1872 and sold a wide variety of European fashions. It was the beginning of what would become a “Department Store”. You gotta give snaps to a company that has been in business since the 1860′s!!!

We became quite familiar, or shall I say, Mrs. Coupon Dad became quite familiar with Bloomingdale’s when we lived in Minnesota. At the time, Bloomingdale’s was in the Mall of America and we couldn’t go into the mall without coming out with a “Little Brown Bag”. Bloomingdale’s is “not a store but a destination”.

Cooking.com Promo Codes July 2014 – Get 10% Off Purchase

Save big with Cooking.com promo codes and deals

Current Cooking.com Promo Codes and Deals

1) Get 10% off  purchase - Limited time only

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Get 10% off your total purchase. Just shop through the link  above to activate and enter the promo code at checkout. Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes and deals.

2) Get 20% off New Capresso iced tea maker - Valid through September 2, 2014

GET20 - (click on link to activate)

Iced tea and summer time is the best combination. Right now get 20% off New Capresso icd tea maker! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied.

3) Save $30 off $300 - Limited time offer

C98285 (click link to activate savings)

Save $30 off your order of $300 or more. Need that new Kitchen Aid mixer or a new set of cookware for Easter?? Now is the time. Simply shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout to lock in your discount.

4) Save up to $150 on Vitamix - Good for a limited time

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Save up to $150 on Vitamix blenders. Just shop through the link above to lock in your savings. Some exclusions may apply to Cooking.com promo codes.

5) Get 2pc Calphalon fry pans 70% Off - For a limited time

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Save 70% on 2-pc. Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan Set by Calphalon. Get a 10 inch skillet and a 12 inch skillet for $49.95. Normally, $165. To get this deal, just shop through the link above and your savings will automatically be applied to your order.  You can also use the 10% off from up above to get an even better deal!

6) Best selling indoor grill 50% off  - Valid through September 1, 2014

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Perfect for summer grilling! Right now best selling indoor grill 50% off! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied!

Shipping Details

Certainly shipping cookware and such can be quite expensive. Don’t worry with Cooking.com has you covered. Cooking.com offers free shipping on all orders $49 or more everyday.

Free Shipping - Valid through July

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Today, ONLY! Free shipping on any size order! Just shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout. Your savings will be automatically applied.

How to Save

Cooking.com has a reward program… sweet!!! Get $10 for every $200 spent after coupons, discounts, and gift certificates redeemed.  Use your reward on a future purchase.  Once issued, you have one year to spend your reward.

What We Love About Cooking.com

Mrs. Coupon Dad has been ordering from Cooking.com for years. The thing she loves best is Cooking.com’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. That’s right, if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you can return it for a replacement or a refund of the purchase price at any time!!! Yes, that’s right, any time! All products are fully guaranteed against any defects or shoddy workmanship. Oh and don’t worry about your item getting damaged through the shipping process because that is guaranteed too.  If your package is not delivered by its guaranteed delivery date, then your shipping is FREE! The Cooking.com promo codes help too!

I personally love the price match and price guarantee. They guarantee their prices for 30 days from the purchase date. If you find our price has changed on the same item you’ve already purchased on their site within 30 days of the date of purchase, they will happily refund the difference. Also,  if you find a better deal advertised by ANY other retailer, Cooking.com will match it PLUS give you an additional 10% bonus of the total price. The 10% bonus is given in the form of an electronic gift certificate.

Sandals Promo Codes For August 2014 – Up To $1000 Air Credit

Save big on your next getaway with these Sandals promo codes

Sandals Promo Codes 2014

Mrs. Coupon Dad is itching to use one of the Sandals promo codes for a getaway. I am ready for myself.  The ocean breeze, all inclusive accommodations, and some relaxation. I’m in!!

Sandals Promo Codes and Deals

1) Get up to a $1000 instant air credit is good through August 31, 2014.

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Get up to a $1000 instant air credit savings at Sandals. Simply book through the link above to save on your airfare. Some exclusions may apply to Sandals promo codes and deals.

2) Get 2 nights free + up to 60% off  + spa credit - limited time offer 

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Save up to 60% plus 1 Night Free and a $100 Red Lane Spa Credit at the luxury included Sandals Antigua .  Simply book through the link above and your discounts will automatically be applied. Some exclusions may apply to Sandals promo codes and deals. 

3) Get 2 nights Free + spa credit  - limited time offer

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Get 2 nights Free plus save up to 60% and a $100 Red Lane Spa Credit at Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica! Simply click the link above and your savings will automatically be applied to your booking.

4) Get 1 night free plus up to 65% off  -  limited time offer

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Get 1 Night Free plus up to 65% at Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia. This is a beautiful resort! I have dined at this resort and it was amazing. Just book your vacation from the link above. Your discount will automatically be applied to your booking.

5) Get 2 nights free plus up to 65% + spa credit - limited time offer

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Get 2 Nights Free plus up to 65% and a $250 Red Lane Spa credit at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort located in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Simply book your vacation from the link above and your discounts will automatically be applied to your booking.

6) Get 1 night free +65% off + spa credit – Good for a limited time

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Get 1 Night Free plus Save up to 65% and a $100 Red Lane Spa credit at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. Simply book your vacation from the link above to score this discount.   

7) Free catamaran cruise - good for a limited time

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Free catamaran cruise when you book 6 nights or more Sandals Montego Bay! Just book your vacation from the link above and enter the promo code at checkout to get your free cruise. 

8) Get 2 round of golf free - good for a limited time

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Enjoy 2 FREE Rounds of Golf At Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas. Just click the link above to book your vacation and to lock in your free golf. Some exclusions may apply to Sandals promo codes and deals. 

9) Free Castaway Cay trip - Good for a limited time

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Free Castaway Cay Package includes free transfer to dock, Private boat transfer to secluded Castaway Island, 4 Hours with your loved one on Castaway Island, Beach chairs and beach floats for your enjoyment, bottle of wine and a cooler with drinks, Choice of 1 of 4 lunch options. Just click the link above and book your vacation Sandals Emerald Bay located in Great Exuma, Bahamas and enter the promo code at checkout.  Some exclusions may apply.

Sandals Locations

Sandals Resorts are located throughout the Caribbean.  Every Sandals luxury resort sits directly on a stunning beach, on six of the most gorgeous islands in a region famous for its endless white sand, azure waters, and exotic sunsets. Visit Sandals in Jamaica, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, and Barbados.

How to Save

The best way to save on Sandals all-inclusive vacations is visit this page often. We work daily to ensure that the latest Sandals promo codes and deals are available.

Military Discount

This is awesome!! Sandals Resorts would like to honor you for your military services, and extend an extra 10% off to take a well deserved vacation to the exotic islands of the Caribbean

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Simply click the link above to get your discount. You will be asked a few questions and that’s it!

What We Love About Sandals

Mrs. Coupon Dad and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the Sandals Halcyon Beach located in Castries, Saint Lucia. The thing that drew us to Sandals was the all-inclusive price.  Except for a little spending money for souvenirs, you can leave your wallet at home. Tipping is not even allowed! Sandals offers everything you need and more! All inclusive really means all inclusive. Even SCUBA diving and parasailing is included!

The Halcyon is the smaller of the three Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia. It was not only very beautiful but very quiet too. While we stayed at the Halycon, we got to play and dine at the other two resorts as well at no extra charge. They have a shuttle that takes you from one resort to another. If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing.

To say that our experience was anything less than amazing would be an understatement. The staff and people that we met while in Saint Lucia will be in our memories forever. If you ever get the chance to go, stop by the Halycon and say “hi” to Rasta Charlie. You will find him  He will find you on the beach. Since it was our 10 year anniversary, we splurged a bit and got a room that included butler service. That my friend was amazing!  Mrs. Coupon Dad is always asking, “when can we go back?”.  So don’t wait….book your awesome vacation today with our Sandals promo codes and deals above. You won’t be disappointed!

Coupon Dad on St. Lucia

Carter’s Promo Codes July 2014 – Get 25% Off $50

Save big with Carters promo codes and deals

If your have kids or know someone with kids then these Carter’s promo codes are for you! There are always deals and sales on cute, quality,  and fun clothing! Kids grow fast, so not spending a ton of money is important. Check out the cute clothing for babies, toddlers and pre schoolers.

Carter’s Promo Codes and Deals

1) Get 15% off all orders  - Valid through August 31, 2014

15AUG4U - (click on link to activate)

Summer savings ahead! Take 15% off all orders!  Just shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout. Your discount will be automatically applied. Some other exclusions may apply to Carter’s promo codes and deals.

2) Get up to 40% off pajamas - Valid through July 31, 2014

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My daughters personal favorite! She loves her pj’s! Right now get up to 40% off pajamas! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied.

3) Save up to 40% off swimwear - Valid through July 31, 2014

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Perfect summer promo! Get up to 40% off swimwear! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied. Some other exclusions may apply to Carter’s promo codes and deals.

4) Get 40% off preemie perfect collection - Valid through December 30, 2014

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Get 40% off preemie perfect collection. Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied.

5) Get 25% off sporty styles - Valid through July 31, 2014

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Right now get 25% off sporty styles for boys and girls! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied.

6) Get 20% off $40 - Valid through August 31, 2014

20CART4U - (click on link to activate)

Get 20% off $40 or more! Just shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout. Your discount will be automatically applied.

7) Get 40% off everything - Valid through August 5, 2014

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Get 40% off everything!! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be automatically applied. Some other exclusions may apply to Carter’s promo codes and deals.

8) Get 25% off $50 or more - Valid through August 5, 2014

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Get 25% off your purchase of $50 or more! Just shop through the link above and enter the promo code at checkout. Your savings will be automatically applied. Some other exclusions may apply to Carter’s promo codes and deals.

Free Shipping

No need to drag the kids out to buy them new clothes. Just shop online and no need to worry about shipping because Carter’s has you covered with $6 flat rate UPS ground shipping.  Save the headache of parking, the kids pulling things off the shelves, and of course the gas money!

Military free shipping – Limited time offer

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Right now all military with a APO and FPO shipping address get free shipping on orders $50 plus! Just shop through the link above and your savings will be applied.

Carter’s Locations

Want to brave the elements and shop in-store do ya? Well no problem. With more than 500 locations nationwide, no problem.

Carter’s store locator

Just click the link above to and enter your zip code to find the retail location near you.

How to Save

The best way to save at Carter’s is to visit this page frequently.  We update it daily with the latest Carter’s promo codes, coupons, and deals.

Military Discount

Carter’s offers a military discount, with proper ID of course, to service men and women on special days like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. I will let you know the details of those discounts when they become available.

What We Love About Carter’s

As a dad of 4, the godfather of 2, and the uncle of 10, I have purchased my share of onesies and bibs. Carter’s is always my go to place. For one, the quality.  We always shopped at Carter’s because, with such a large family, we knew items could be passed from kid to kid. My wife actually still has a onesies that all four of our kids have worn! That says something about the quality of Carter’s.