Saving on Groceries… MADE EASY!


For those of you who have followed our blog for long you would know I LOVED couponing, I DID couponing, couponing SAVED me a lot of money – UNTIL:

  • I had another baby last winter
  • Albertsons closed down (my primary store to coupon at)
  • Red Plum (one of the coupon booklets) stopped coming in the newspapers
  • I feared my neighbors got irritated at my piled up newspapers on my driveway
  • I got super busy with life, blogging, life, etc

So for the last 8 months, I haven’t couponed. Each time I went to the store – I cringed because I knew I was wasting money. If couponing is still working for you, more power to you – keep doing it – and I applaud you. For anyone out there who needs an easier way -that you’ll actually do- without training, I have to tell you what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been using a site called Deals to Meals, it’s so easy, I’ll tell you how I do it in 3 minutes.

In case you don’t like watching videos, or your computer is slow, here’s the summary of how I use Deals to Meals:

  • I sign in and pick my state
  • I choose the best deals from all 12 grocery stores in Utah
  • The items are added into a grocery list
  • I print the grocery list and bring that one paper to Walmart
  • I price match and get the best prices from all 12 stores at one store
  • DID I MENTION I ONLY GO TO ONE STORE!
  • I pat myself on the back because I save a lot of money with virtually no work!
  • I even sent my husband with the list once… and it WORKED?!?!?

*Check your Walmart for their policies -it’s worked for me at 3 different Walmarts

Like I mention on the video, there are a ton more services that Deals to Meals offers, like making meal plans based on sale items, and letting you know which food storage foods are on sale that week. Jodi will share with you how she uses them (after she recovers from having her baby any day now! I can’t wait to meet my darling little nephew…) After trying the service for just TWO WEEKS we both were so impressed we knew we had to share it with you all.

When we first heard of Deals to Meals, they were only in Utah, but now they are in 12 states! We hope they become national, because they are awesome. Even if you don’t live in one of the 12 states, the meal plans can be used wherever you live – so go and check them out FOR A FREE TRIAL!


  • NWABizBroker

    This forces price increase due to an increase in human resources (the largest cost to running business), increases to customer wait time (frustrating those who don’t use this “system”), increases office management and record keeping . . .thus successfully raising prices for all who shop at Big Box grocery stores. It is a selfish entitlement to add to the growing list of issues that bring our country down.

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi and Julie

      It would surprise me that Walmart would do price matching if it weren’t in their best interest. They are in the business of making money. Also, I bet no one behind me has ever even caught on to my price matching. You can be very organized and make the process go very quick and efficiently. I’ve never thought of this as selfish entitlement. If the stores were having to increase prices to make up for it, they should stop doing it.

  • lilangelsmom

    I want Indiana to join. I hope its easier than the grocery game. I got confused and my coupons were off from the sales.

  • LR, research assistant

    How soon will Kansas and Missouri be added to your map?  We’re on the border, and everything’s 40 miles one way on the Missouri side.

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi and Julie

      We keep hearing that they will be nationwide sometime this year. We are hoping for it to be soon!

  • Slickice41

    Let’s say the sale item is Western Family brand. Will Walmart honor the coupon price for that item if the brands don’t match? Walmart doesn’t carry western family.

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi and Julie

      It has to be the same brand as far as I know.

      • phynixphyrr

        Walmart will price match their store brand for another store brand.

  • Michelle A

    Tried to get to the deals to meals website and was unsuccessful. Has the site gone down?

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      I just clicked the links in this post and they are working for me. Maybe
      the server was down earlier today? I would just try again. Their service
      is awesome!

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    That's for walmart.com, not for the Wal-Mart stores. Our Wal-Marts are still accepting price matching.

  • Guest

    FYI Change in Policy @ Walmart –

    Walmart 2010 Pricing and Content Info:

    “Walmart.com does not price match with any other online or offline retailer. We strive to maintain highly competitive prices and review them regularly in order to serve you with great values, every day.”

    http://www.walmart.com/cp/Terms-of-Use/538449#4

  • Guest

    FYI Change in Policy @ Walmart –

    Walmart 2010 Pricing and Content Info:

    “Walmart.com does not price match with any other online or offline retailer. We strive to maintain highly competitive prices and review them regularly in order to serve you with great values, every day.”

    http://www.walmart.com/cp/Terms-of-Use/538449#42030

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      That’s for walmart.com, not for the Wal-Mart stores. Our Wal-Marts are still accepting price matching.

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    I believe they get all of the sale prices from the ads in the paper, so you could use deals to meals to find out what you want to buy and print your shopping list, then just grab the ads for the stores you are planning to price match from. I believe they make all of their sale prices off of those store ads so you should be able to “prove” the price that way.

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    I didn't bring the ads, I just brought the print-out straight from the deals to meals website and it worked. Each Walmart may have different policies though.

  • Bobbie Dimick

    Her site is awesome, I live in Idaho and for the price you can't beat it!! And yes, Walmart has changed their policy in regards to coupons, they will now accept any coupons, tried it out on Sunday with newspaper and printed ones and they took them. Corporate office has received too many complaints and customers were taking their business elsewhere so they decided to change! But go check out Deals to Meals, you can try out the menu/ grocery part for $4.95 a month! I love it and passed it on to my d-in-law.

  • Bobbie Dimick

    Her site is awesome, I live in Idaho and for the price you can’t beat it!! And yes, Walmart has changed their policy in regards to coupons, they will now accept any coupons, tried it out on Sunday with newspaper and printed ones and they took them. Corporate office has received too many complaints and customers were taking their business elsewhere so they decided to change! But go check out Deals to Meals, you can try out the menu/ grocery part for $4.95 a month! I love it and passed it on to my d-in-law.

  • Natalie

    I am curious about how the price comparison works also, do you bring in the adds from the other supermarkets and show them those or do just show them the print out of prices on your list? Seems like a bit of work to have to show all the different adds to get the good price…hopefully you don't have a grumpy person behind you in line.

  • http://www.facebook.com Lindsey Neal Pierce

    I can't wait until they come to my state- I even offered to help!

  • http://www.facebook.com Lindsey Neal Pierce

    I can't wait until they come to my state- I even offered to help!

  • Stefanie

    If Walmart won't match prices without the sales ad from the store with the best deal, what should I do? Also, what if it wasn't in that store's ad, how would I prove the price at Walmart?

  • Chassidy

    Not true. I get coupons all the time that are for produce. Also, for example, if the coupon says, “Good on ANY” of that item, it will work on organic.

  • http://twitter.com/viggies viggies veggies

    I've never believed in coupons as they really only apply to processed and junk foods. Now that I'm gardening and canning and buying what I can't grow in bulk I'm eating better and saving more money than I ever could with coupons.

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    Anything that has a sale price! I got loaded up on hamburger helper and soups and other pantry items.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Guymon-Williams/1136067026 Katie Guymon Williams

    can you only match prices like that on produce? or can you get the GREAT deals that you get at ALbertson's on fruit snacks and such at Walmart too?

  • Stefanie

    If Walmart won’t match prices without the sales ad from the store with the best deal, what should I do? Also, what if it wasn’t in that store’s ad, how would I prove the price at Walmart?

    • Natalie

      I am curious about how the price comparison works also, do you bring in the adds from the other supermarkets and show them those or do just show them the print out of prices on your list? Seems like a bit of work to have to show all the different adds to get the good price…hopefully you don’t have a grumpy person behind you in line.

      • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

        I didn’t bring the ads, I just brought the print-out straight from the deals to meals website and it worked. Each Walmart may have different policies though.

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      I believe they get all of the sale prices from the ads in the paper, so you could use deals to meals to find out what you want to buy and print your shopping list, then just grab the ads for the stores you are planning to price match from. I believe they make all of their sale prices off of those store ads so you should be able to “prove” the price that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/chassidy.evans Chassidy

    I would recommend you also check out http://www.thegrocerygame.com. I have been using it for a year and half now and I love it. You can sign up for a 4 week tree trial for all the stores listed in your area. What it does is give you a list for the stores that are available in your area and it will list items that are at their rock bottom price. So all you do is print it out, gather your coupons (for the items that match up with them) and go shopping. Since doing the grocery game, I get toilet paper and other health and beauty items for FREE and pay pennies for canned goods and such. The whole idea is that you stockpile your items until the next sale comes around (grocery stores rotate their sales about every 12 weeks) so it goes right along with your site! I tell everyone to try out the FREE trial and if you don’t like, just cancel before your trial is up. Also, the ladies on the message boards are awesome!

    I also wanted to ask. In your video, you said that you take the list you print out to Walmart to price match…they trust what you print out and don’t make you have the paper ad that is in the paper? My walmart has always wanted to see the actual add for the other store. Also, since I am in Alaska and can’t do their lists, can I still see their recipes and such without having to pay?

  • http://twitter.com/viggies viggies veggies

    I’ve never believed in coupons as they really only apply to processed and junk foods. Now that I’m gardening and canning and buying what I can’t grow in bulk I’m eating better and saving more money than I ever could with coupons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Guymon-Williams/1136067026 Katie Guymon Williams

    can you only match prices like that on produce? or can you get the GREAT deals that you get at ALbertson’s on fruit snacks and such at Walmart too?

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      Anything that has a sale price! I got loaded up on hamburger helper and soups and other pantry items.

  • http://www.facebook.com Lynn DiCarlo

    Darn, they aren't where I live yet but sounds really good !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Lynn DiCarlo

    Darn, they aren't where I live yet but sounds really good !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com Janeen Brown

    I am soo signing up for this!

  • http://www.facebook.com Janeen Brown

    I am soo signing up for this!