While purchasing certain products can be postponed, getting groceries to cover your daily needs takes no delay. If you don’t follow a few simple steps, what you get to pay at the end of your grocery shopping session can often be more than expected or desired.
No Frills offers a great variety of products, ranging from food to home items and electronics, a reason why it is one of the go-to stores whenever you need to purchase various items. Thankfully, with the following tips, you can save next time you stock up on your needs at this retailer. Here is more on how you can pay less for your must-have products.
Many retailers offer weekly deals on various items, and No Frills is among those who release weekly flyers; therefore, next time you need to purchase at this retailer, make sure to check the current weekly deals to get more for less.
Such offers typically include discounts on groceries and personal care products, and since they can help you get the items you need at a lower price, they should be among the first to-check deals.
Another way you can save at No Frills is by using coupons. Even if most No Frills stores don’t have a coupon wall, you can still find such discount vouchers at Loblaws and Superstores. Since No Frills is owned by Loblaw Companies Limited, you can use the coupons you find there to save when shopping at No Frills.
Plus, visit the retailer’s coupon web page to learn more about available coupons. Keep in mind that such coupons are valid for in-store purchases only and do not apply to PC Express purchases.
Whether you’re a regular or an occasional shopper at No Frills, you can also try the price-match option when shopping to make sure you get the items of interest at an affordable price. Even if this requires some research on your side, it is still worth trying.
Firstly, make sure you read the policy of the No Frills stores in your area or even ask one of the No Frills employees about their price-match policy. You can thus find out more about the competing stores that are eligible for this saving method and the price match area. While some No Frills stores price match with Walmart Canada and Sobeys, for example, others will price match with other stores in their area.
Secondly, once you know more about the price-match policy of the No Frills stores in your area, make a list of the items you buy most frequently or the ones that you need at that specific time and check the flyers of the stores included in the No Frills price-match policy.
What’s great is that many retailers release their weekly flyers online, besides mailing them, so you can check the deals as soon as they go live. Such stores typically release them at a certain hour, on a certain day, which makes the whole thing easier.
If you do find a product included in the No Frills selection priced lower at a competing store, you can then show that store’s flyer to the No Frills cashier, and, depending on the price-match policy of the No Frills store in your area or the one you shop at, you will either get a discount or that product at the priced offered by the competing store.
Fresh versus frozen produce
This is a shopping tip worth considering regardless of the grocery store you choose for your shopping, and it is thus part of a general approach to the way we shop. Buying fresh veggies and fruits instead of frozen produce is recommended.
Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables are cheaper since they are available in plenty. Such items differ from one area to another, though, and it is thus best to go for the ones that are abundant in your region. It is best if such items are harvested locally and freshly picked.
While frozen food is sometimes the only choice, whenever you have the chance to buy fresh products instead, it is best not to hold back from doing so. Still, in some cases, if the fresh fruits and vegetables available are no longer that fresh, going for the frozen ones might be better. It is up to you to decide whether to go for fresh or frozen products depending on what’s available at your No Frills store.