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What is a Grocery Store Loss Leader? How Does it Save Money on Groceries?

When I got on out on my own in the big bad world, I quickly learned that things cost money.  Shocking, I know.  I wanted to learn how to save money and eagerly dove in to read what everyone considers the epic and all time frugal living and money saving guidebook The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn (you can learn more about it here.) ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience .)  Despite the preachy tone in the later chapters of the book (when you can tell she admitted to be burned out on writing her newsletter in the 90’s) and a few of the now outdated tips (floppy disks!) there are still some decent frugal hacks in her book that are useful today.  For example, Dacyczyn’s  (she pronounces it like Decision )  greatest money saving tip is how to save money on groceries by only buying the Loss Leaders.  Only problem is Dacyczyn doesn’t tell you what  a loss leader is and how to find them in the  store.   Save this money saving idea to your Pinterest boards f

Shopping Loyalty Club Card Organizer

I have a ton of frequent buyer cards. Some I use often, others not so much. I thought I was being a clever, clever girl when I put, my AAA card, medical card and all of those shopping cards in a separate zippered holder in my purse when I ran out of room to hold money in my wallet.

That worked for a bit.

It still takes me a good couple of minutes to shuffle through the cards to find the one I need. The ones I use the most like my medical and library cards hide in the mess. I'm embarrassed when I shuffle over them and hold up the checkout line.


Most of my loyalty cards are big and don’t have a little key ring guy.

I grabbed a paper hole punch and went to work on the big plastic cards.

 Punch! Punch! Punch!

I put the plastic loyalty cards on a separate key ring. My medical card and the paper loyalty cards stay in the pouch.

 All organized!

Good thing I did this when I did this. Last Saturday Husband and I went to the movies and ended up with three more loyality cards. A replacement AMC Movie Club Card,  a Gamestop card, and a Godiva Chocolate card. I love the Godiva card most of all!

How do you keep your cards organized?

Comments

Stephanie said…
Way better than fumbling though a wallet for loose cards!
Great idea!! I fumble all the time. LOL
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Eos Mom said…
OOh, I may have to steal this idea! Genius!
Great idea to stop the fumble. I love/hate those loyalty cards, but we need them to save, ya know???


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Grammy Goodwill said…
hehehe - in a zip lock sandwich bag! I like your idea better.
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Anonymous said…
This is brilliant! At the moment my cards are in a business card organizer but it's too bulky and heavy to keep in my purse so I keep it in my car and then forget my card many times.
That's such a great idea! all of my cards are a mess, they take up SO much room!
You are featured today at Creative Juice! Such a clever idea...