Even before we had a family, I was adamant about saving money and finding deals and discounts to help our budget in the first few years after we got married and had our first mortgage. Then, once we started having children expenses inevitably increased and I was even more determined to save money. Up next, a career change for my husband when our firstborn was 22 months old, and I became a stay-at-home mom. You guessed it, I was absolutely dedicated to saving our family as much money as possible and that’s, in part, how Feisty Frugal & Fabulous came to be.
In chatting with my friends about saving money and living more frugally in 2019, the consistent feedback I get is that people need to know the tips and strategies – it’s overwhelming looking at your credit card statements and not knowing where to start to cut back. Knowledge is power, in all things, and that holds true for spending of course. The first step to saving money is to be aware of how much you’re spending and where you can cut back. Groceries are just one of many purchases you can save money on very quickly, by simply doing your research ahead of time.
With my phone always by my side, it just makes sense to make the move from traditional flyers (which I used to adore flipping through with a cup of coffee) to online flyers. Not only is it more efficient with everything at my finger tips (and no ink smudge, that too) but it’s also an environmentally friendly choice compared to the millions of flyers out there that go to waste every year despite our best intentions with recycling.
A (new to me) app I’ve been using this holiday season that you may or may not have heard about is called reebee! Available for iOS or Android and also with a desktop friendly website, reebee has all your weekly flyers at your finger-tips making it easier than ever to see what’s on sale where.
Browse flyers by category or – my favorite – use the search function to find exactly what you’re looking for at the best price based on all the flyers reebee has to share! This has been especially helpful during the holiday season when looking for specific items on my kid’s wish-lists but also when shopping for recipe ingredients for holiday gatherings – if I’m going to need several blocks of cream cheese you can bet I’m going to pick it up where it’s on sale for the cheapest price!
reebee also makes price-matching so easy! If you haven’t become a price-matching ninja yet, make 2019 the year to do it! If you know a store price-matches their competitors, using reebee to check the best price for items on your list makes shopping super-easy, when the store can match a competitor’s price, meaning less travel for you and more efficient shopping! Stores that price-match in Canada include: Real Canadian Superstore, Walmart, No Frills, Canadian Tire, Staples, London Drugs, Save-On-Foods, and Toys R Us among others.
Using reebee, consumers have saved on average $3798 per year on groceries and 36 mins per week on buying groceries (compared to if people were using individual local store paper flyers to find the best deals and shop). If you’re looking for ways to cut your grocery budget this holiday season and into the next year, while saving precious time that we’re already short on, reebee is a great – and frugal, and smart – first step!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with reebee. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.