Friends, I spend quite a bit of time each week combing through store circulars. I study them like I am studying for an exam. Many people share with me that they do not have the time to put that much energy in finding out where the best deals are. Well, you are in luck, I do. Let me give you some strategies to effectively get an idea of what to pay attention to.

Pay close attention to the front and back pages of a weekly circular. There is a good reason that certain items are displayed on the pages. This is where the marketers are going to place the loss leaders and weekly deals to get the shoppers attention.

Supply yourself with a few highlighter pens in different colors. I just picked some up for $.9 each at Walgreens. One of their loss leader items for the week. Circle each item that catches your attention. Use different colors to denote what you feel is a great deal and a color for items you need to think about. Do this with each circular that you are going through.

Friends, I spend quite a bit of time each week combing through store circulars. I study them like I am studying for an exam. Many people share with me that they do not have the time to put that much energy in finding out where the best deals are. Well, you are in luck, I do. Let me give you some strategies to effectively get an idea of what to pay attention to.

Pay close attention to the front and back pages of a weekly circular. There is a good reason that certain items are displayed on the pages. This is where the marketers are going to place the loss leaders and weekly deals to get the shoppers attention.

Supply yourself with a few highlighter pens in different colors. I just picked some up for $.9 each at Walgreens. One of their loss leader items for the week. Circle each item that catches your attention. Use different colors to denote what you feel is a great deal and a color for items you need to think about. Do this with each circular that you are going through.

After you have skimmed the inserts go back and make a list of what is on sale at each store. That way you can determine which stores to do you’re shopping at for any given week. This is where you will pay closer attention to what is on the inside of the paper as well as the front and back page.

Once this is all said and done make up your weekly shopping list. Plan your meals around the meats and produce deals that are displayed on the front and back page to save the optimum amount of money each week.

This strategy holds true with all types of retail circulars. It is up to you to be a savvy shopper and know what to look for. This will save you time as well as money. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady