Milk is one of those items that is rarely on sale and that you can rarely find coupons for. Milk substitute products such as soy milk or almond milk often have coupons, but the same can’t be said of regular milk. However, every once in awhile a grocery store will have a coupon for milk. These are generally store coupons instead of manufacturer’s coupons, so you should keep your eye on store coupons instead of looking for coupons in Sunday paper.
Eggs might often be on sale at your grocery store or convenience store, but there is rarely a coupon for them. This is generally because there aren’t well known brands for eggs. Many of the eggs come from local or national farms, so it’s almost impossible to create a manufacturer’s coupon for such an item. But coupons for eggs have been known to exist and as with milk, they often come in the form of store coupons.
You can often find coupons for prepackaged meats such as chicken drumsticks or pork chops, but it’s rare to find coupons for meat from the butcher. However, searching online for meat coupons can sometimes land you coupons for a few dollars off meat by the pound. Additionally, you might also have better luck finding coupons for butcher stores or stores specializing in meats instead of meat coupons for your local grocery store.
Deli Meat Coupons
Deli meat is another item that is often on sale at the grocery store, but something that rarely has printed coupons. Generally this is because many grocery stores stock different brands of deli meat. However, while you might be hard pressed to find coupons in your local papers or flyers, you can try searching online for coupons for your preferred brand of deli meat.
Deli Cheeses Coupons
As with deli meat, sometimes it’s hard to find coupons for cheeses that you pick up in the deli. These are generally common cheeses, not the expensive imported cheeses that you’ll often find coupons for. However, coupons are available for deli cheeses, so you just need to keep an eye on your local flyers or internet sites.
It’s rare to find coupons for fish that’s not frozen or prepackaged. Most grocery stores will have the rare special or discount on fish, but it’s very unusual to find a coupon for fish. Fish, along with items like fresh produce, usually come from local farm or distributors that don’t actually have coupons. However, even though there won’t be any manufacturer’s coupons, you might be able to find store coupons for fish or even coupons for larger fish markets.
Like many of the other items on this list, fresh vegetables usually do go on sale, but very rarely have coupons. However, sometimes you can find coupons on the internet, in grocery store flyers, or on the shelves and bins containing fresh vegetables. And while it should be noted that these coupons are few and far between, they do exist. You just have to be patient while you wait for them or search online for them.
Coupons for fresh fruit are equally hard to find. Fresh produce doesn’t often have coupons because, as with many other types of food, it’s a seasonal item and grocery stores can’t always guarantee they’ll have the item in stock. But big discount stores, such as Costco or Sam’s Club, often have coupons for fresh fruit in their weekly or monthly coupon flyers.
Coupons for bakery items depend on the grocery store you shop at. Some grocery stores will have a constant flow of coupons for their bakery items while others will have coupons only around large holidays. So if you happen to be a huge fan of your local grocery store’s pies, cakes, or pastries, keep your eye out for coupons. You wouldn’t want to pass by an opportunity to get some money off these items, after all.
Prepared Food Coupons
A lot of grocery stores have prepared foods sections for people who aren’t stopping in for groceries, but are stopping in to pick up a quick, prepared meal. Coupons are popular for this section of the grocery store, but keep your eye on promotions and store flyers. Every once in awhile grocery stores will post 10% off coupons or $2 off coupons for their prepared foods sections.
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