Simple Savings for ATL Moms: What grocery store competitors teach you about coupons

This is a guest post from Quida Davis at Simple Savings for ATL Moms which offers tips on shopping, saving and couponing. Check back for more of her tips.

Grocery stores are in competition all the time to earn your dollars and cents. There are some interesting things that a coupon user can learn from grocery store competitors that will help you maximize your dollars in their stores.

Use other competitor coupons: I use competitor coupons all the time in Publix from stores like Target and Kroger. There are many deals that I am able to get for either very cheap or completely free while making a little money in return. If you live near a Publix store, consider checking to see which competitor store coupons they accept. Try to stack these coupons with manufacturer coupons to save even more.

Price match: Try to price match at Walmart the exact same product that you see for less in another store sales ad. You may be surprised at what you will find and how you can save without having to go to the competitor's store. Use your time wisely as you coupon to reduce excessive store trips. Be sure to review the Walmart price match policy. Tip: Target and Family Dollar also allow price matching from their competitors.

Read Coupons: Be sure to review those coupons carefully. Sometimes coupons have specific wording in which you can only use those coupons directly in a specific store and not anywhere else. If this is the situation, be sure to find the lowest cost items that you can in order to use those coupons and spend less out of pocket.

Quida can find a coupon for almost anything and she often surprises cashiers when she checks out. For more tips on saving and couponing, visit Quida at  Simple Savings for ATL Moms. Connect and interact with her on Twitter Facebook, and Instagram.