With the current economy, people are looking for ways to make their money go further. There are small changes you can make in the way you shop to save money instead of clipping coupons.

If you take a look at your grocery store flyers ideas. Locally, the Cashwise and Sunmart fliers run from Sunday thru Saturday and Hornbachers runs from Wednesday thru Tuesday. If you find items you use regularly on sale, stock up with 2 or 3 instead of just one. You can save some money and also by having extras on hand, you won’t have to make a trip to the store when you run out. By limiting your trips to the store you also cut down the temptation of impulse purchases.

Also, take a look at where you shop. Drug stores are no longer just for prescriptions and health care items. Many carry a number of food items and other household items. Locally, we have Walgreens and CVS, which both offer reward programs. At Walgreens, each week they have items that when you purchase, you will receive a coupon for a certain amount to use on a future purchase. In many cases, if you use the coupon, you will end up getting the original item for free. At CVS, they have the same kind of program where you receive Extra Care Bucks. If you have manufacturer coupons for the items, you can end up making money on some purchases.

I will be offering classes on how to save money without clipping coupons, $10 Fee, Sat, May 14 from 11:00 to noon or Thursday, May 19 from 6:00-7:00 at 1100 32nd Ave S, Moorhead. To register, contact Nancy at nancy@in-theblack.net or 701-293-8808.

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Nancy Kvamme