Today’s Frugal Friday Tip #4 is to Always Use Self Check Out at the grocery store. Why you might ask? It’s very simple – to make sure you are getting every deal you planned on getting.You should always use the self checkout lanes to maximize savings at the grocery store! Click To Tweet
Do you already use the self checkout lane at the grocery store? If you haven’t already discovered the power of the self checkout lane at your favorite grocery store then you are missing out!
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I love using the self-checkout lane for many reasons, but mostly because I can control the transaction and make sure that everything is ringing up properly. You would be amazed at how many items you purchase for the wrong price. There is power in using the self-checkout lane because you can question any item or price that you feel is wrong!You would be amazed at how many grocery items you purchase for the wrong price. Click To Tweet
Use Self Checkout When You Are Buying Sale Items
I also like to use the self checkout lane when I’m buying items that are part of a Buy 5, Save 5 sale or similar type of sale. It’s nice to be able to count your items as you scan them, just to make sure you actually purchased the right quantity, in order to get the extra savings.
Don’t you hate when you get home and look at your receipt and realize that you miscounted by 1 item and so you did not earn your additional savings? I’ve done this before and I get very frustrated – about as frustrated as when I forget to use a coupon (which I’ve done many times before as well)!
When you can scan your own coupons it’s even better (at least at some stores you can in the self checkout lane)! That way can make sure that each one is deducting and doubling correctly. Be careful, because a lot of stores have item limits for their self checkout lanes, so make sure you check before beginning your transaction!
You don’t want to be the one person who is taking FOREVER in the self checkout lane because you have a very full cart and the person waiting in line behind you only has a few items.
Control Freaks Save Money
I told you that I’m a control freak right? If you are too, than you understand, and you know what? It’s ok that we are control freaks – it helps us to save money!
Remember to be polite and mindful of the people around you, but it’s ok to use the self checkout lane and make sure you are receiving every deal you are entitled to.
Allow Your Kids To Help
Because I know you like to save money, and love to spend time with your kids, you need to take your kids shopping with you! Allow your kids to shop with you, then when you use the self-checkout lane, they can help you scan items!
Yes, this can get a bit crazy, but if you are patient it can be really fun! Trust me, I know it can be a bit chaotic to take your kids to grocery store, but if you have to, try to make it fun for them. My kids love to help me checkout and I think it’s great!Take your kids to the grocery store with you and allow them to help you scan items at self checkout! Click To Tweet
Daily Coupon Checklist
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Other Money Saving Posts You Might Like
- If you already use coupons and are thinking about starting a stockpile – then read this post – 5 Simple Steps To Build A Stockpile.
- Wondering how to save extra money on your grocery bill? Shop from your own pantry – here’s how! – How To Figure Out What’s For Dinner At The Last Minute
- Wondering what coupons apps you should use to save money? These are my favorites – 4 Must-Have Apps That Save & Pay You Money
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