Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The DOs and DON'Ts of Couponing

Are you frugal? Do you live for couponing? Are you human? If you answered yes to any combination of two of those questions, then do we have an awesome infographic for you.

The Frugalist's Guide to Couponing give you some insight into the do's and don'ts of being a successful couponer.
The Frugalist

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

San Fransisco: The Land with No More Plastic Bags

Now in San Francisco, shoppers will need to remember more than just their wallet, keys, and shopping list when heading to the grocery store.

On Monday, Septemer 29, lawmakers in the bay city signed a law into effect that bans the use of plastic bags at grocery stores. Not only are the plastic bags banned, but for every other type of bag given to the customer, the establishment must charge the customer 10 cents. This is a major change for the way people shop. San Franciscans will now need to always remember to bring reusable bags with them during their shopping trips.

According to the department of the Environment, the city is the 49th city where the ordinance has passed. 
Turtle eating plastic bag
Please little turtle...DON'T EAT THAT!

“Every year 1 million single use plastic bags end up in the Bay,” said David Lewis, executive director of Save The Bay in a press release. “San Francisco is showing that it is vital to stop litter at its source before it flows into creeks, chokes wetlands, and harms wildlife.”

Here at Saverr, we are huge proponents of reusable bags. If you do decide to take a plastic bag when shopping, reuse it. Save it to put your lunch in. Make a craft with it with your kids. There are tons of great ideas floating around for people to reuse their plastic bags. Another idea is to even bring your plastic bags from your last trip to the store with you! That would work as well.

This plastic bag ban is sweeping the nation. If it comes to your store, will you be ready?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Top Ten Grocery Stores in America

It is that time of the week again: time to go grocery shopping for the family. Where do you go?

There are so many choices in the United States to go to from giant chains, like Wal-Mart and Target, to smaller family owned operations, like where my mom went growing up called Goretti's. Here at Saverr, we really enjoy all of them, from the big to the small.

Below is a list of the top ten grocery chains in the country, as judged by 24,203 readers of Consumer Reports magazine. They are all over the country and were chosen for reasons from cleanliness to price. 

10. Stater Bros
9. Hy-Vee
8. Raley's
7. Market Basket
6. Harris Teeter
5. Costco
4. Fareway Stores

Now for the big three!

                                                      3. Publix
This well known southern chain offers great service and promises cleanliness, but it comes at a cost: Price! It seems like Saverr needs to make an appearance below the Mason-Dixon Line. 

2. Trader Joe's
Their slogan "Your Neighborhood Grocery Store" really rings true in California, where half of the countries locations call home. While earning high marks in cleanliness, price, and service, the chain seems to need to do better in the perishable aisle. 

1. Wegmans
This family-owned chain seems to have an extremely loyal following. People celebrate when a new location opens somewhere close to them. We at Saverr have only heard good things about the company and the food they sell. It is also often mentioned in "The Office". (Thats what she said) The chain scored high in service, perishables, and cleanliness, but need to work on their prices. 

There you have it. The top ten grocery chains in the United States. Do you agree or disagree with these results? Lets us know in the comments!

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What Type of Couponer are you?

So you think you are a couponer? Do you live to save on your groceries? When your bill comes out to $200, you end up playing 5 cents after coupons.

Are you a collector? Maybe the coupon diva? Only you can answer that question. Take a look below and see where you fit in best.

What Type of Couponer Are You?