Disclosure: Favado and Savings.com are providing the $100 Visa Gift Card for this giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are always my own!
I’ve talked a few times about Favado–the new grocery shopping app that makes it easier to find bargains at your local store. If you have a smartphone, I hope you’ve tried it out–it can definitely help you save at the grocery store. (You can see my post about how to use Favado here.)
I’m excited to be teaming up with Favado to share about their newest campaign #ResolutionSolutions. Plus, Favado and Savings.com are giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card to one of you!
Here is more info about Favado:
“So you blew your budget last year. Well, it’s 2014 – your chance for a fresh start and to stick to your budget again in the new year.
Personalized just for you, the Favado money-saving app will help you keep your resolution to save on groceries this year with step-by-step weekly goals from the best money-saving brains in the business. It’s the solution to keeping your 2014 resolution!”
If you want to learn more, you can also check out the Weekly Twitter Parties! They will be held each Tuesday evening at 9 PM ET.
Week #1 (Jan 7-14) – Smarter Grocery Shopping Habits
The first week, we’ll be talking mostly about the little habits you can change while shopping that can make a big difference in your grocery spending…such as not buying the magazines off the rack at the checkout, writing a grocery list and sticking to it while shopping, as well as checking unit prices and sale expiration dates.
Favado Helps by…allowing you to have a shopping list in the palm of your hand that you won’t forget at home!
Week #2 (Jan 15-21) – Shopping the Sales and Following the Sales Cycles
Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle.
You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time, for example all the P&G products will be discounted the same weeks, and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together.
Favado Helps by…showing you when your favorite products go on sale, so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.
Week #3 (Jan 22-28) – Couponing for “Double the Discount”
The deep 50-70% savings that you hear talked about frequently occur when you combine a coupon with an already discounted product for “double the discount.” For example if toothpaste is on sale for $1 and you have a $.75 off coupon, you’ll get that toothpaste for just $.25, as opposed to its $2.49 regular price.
Favado Helps by…doing all the hard work for you and putting the best sale prices with matching available coupons in a nice, organized list. Favado makes it easy to find these discounts and save big on groceries.
Week #4 (Jan 29-Feb 5) – Meal Planning
Making a meal plan based on what’s on sale in your local grocery stores can help you cut your grocery bill by 20-30% alone. Matching your meals with the sales is a simple, scissorless way to save each week at the grocery store.
Favado Helps by…allowing you to search for ingredients that are on sale for the meals you want to make each week. Want to make a slow cooker meal that calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs or beef roast? Favado can tell you which store has those ingredients on sale each week.
Because of how we’ve changed our eating, I don’t use coupons quite as much anymore (although I still use them for home and personal type products–and some foods when I can find good ones). I am still keeping our budget lowered by using menu-planning and stockpiling though. You can find out more about our journey at FaithfullyNourished.com.
Now for my favorite part! One of you will win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Simply fill out the form below to be entered to win! The winner will be selected Monday, January 13 at 10 PM.