*If you are just starting out, keep a master list of the prices so you start to see trends and if something is actually a good sale price.
*Many things on sale might still cost more than the store brand...this is why I write the prices and take this to the store with me (or refer to when online shopping).
*Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale...only if you will actually use it!
*Plan some meals before ad shopping (I use my inventory sheet) so you know what products you’re looking for. Then plan meals from the great ad deals.
*Color code so you know which stores have more deals. Sometimes I order/go to both, or only shop at the one with the best deals.
*This method will take some time at first, but will get easier/faster when you know prices and consistently inventory your supply before shopping.