Top Ways To Score Free (Or Almost Free) Groceries

One of the best things to get for free is free groceries, primarily because one of the biggest chunks of your budget is food. Well, we all have to eat, so why not save as much money as you can while doing it?

But to do it, you need to learn some basic skills and tricks. The most basic and obvious is to use coupons. It’s not always easy, but with a little effort, you probably already know that you can find deals in newspapers (yes, they still have those), mailers, and online.

You can combine manufacturer and store coupons to get free or almost free items! There are even more ways to score freebies. Check this out.

Ibotta lets you unlock rebates by completing simple tasks on the app before you shop over 150 supported stores. You scan the item’s barcode and submit a photo of your receipt to the app, and you’ll see the cash in your account within 48 hours.

The Apps That Pay

Many stores allow you to apply multiple discounts to one item—called “stacking” in the coupon world. Stacking is the real secret to turning everyday discounts into scoring totally free stuff.

You Can Stack Deals Using a Coupon Matchup Site

Simply purchase the item, save your receipt, and follow the directions on the rebate form to get your money back by mail. You can find mail-in rebates for free groceries in coupon inserts, company websites, and stores.

Mail-in Rebates

Sign up for loyalty programs like Kellogg’s Family Rewards, or use Coca-Cola’s app to earn high-value coupons and other free stuff.

Take Advantage of Loyalty Programs

Take advantage of these opportunities to try new products and stretch your budget. You can often find free samples at your store or look for them online. My favorite places to check for free samples are Target, Walmart, and online at SampleSource.

Ask for Free Samples

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