Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to find local grocery deals in Ocala

How to find local grocery deals in Ocala

The best method to find deals on groceries is to search online for local supermarkets that have websites for example like Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Sav-a-Lot and Dollar General.  Search on Google search engine and type in the names of these super markets and links will appear to their pages.  Many of these sites include the weekly circulars offering the specials for the week and is a great reference source for comparing prices on specific items.  I always search the circulars before purchasing food items to get the best deals.  Finding the best prices along with the use of food manufacturers coupons can save a person's weekly budget.  Yesterday, I went to Sav-A-Lot on Hwy 200 in Steeple chase plaza, and their prices on items like Ham and chicken legs were .99 a pound.  I got a 9 pound ham for about 8.82 and two family packs of chicken drumsticks for about 3.92 and 4.22 about 8.14 cents combined.  Five pound Domino sugar was about 1.99 and at the dollar general it was 2.50 for a 3 pound generic brand.  There are some items cheaper at different supermarkets; another example is the Dollar general store that has the best prices on cereals, soups, spices and household cleaning agents.  

I came across this nice site that allows for users to go online and place their zip code to get prices of groceries from local area supermarkets all on one site and it has other free features such as coupons, and online grocery list.  The site is mygrocerydeals  the site offers free membership and must register to get free benefits of site. 

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Blind weights made into refrigerator magnets

Refrigerator magnets from blind metal square weights

I saw the potential to reuse these square metal blind weights when I removed some broken linen vertical blinds.   I used it to create a mini chalk board by adding chalk board paint, then on the other side attaching a vinyl magnetic refrigerator calendar.  These are promos that businesses or health insurance companies send in the mail.  I had plenty and was starting to think of what to use it with and I found that it supported the weight okay of the blind weight and was successful. 

This time I decided to make a vintage photo magnet so I glued the vintage photo on to the blind weight and cut it to size to fit perfectly.  Use a glue stick to glue photo to weight, then I took another vinyl magnetic promo calendar which I cut in half  then cut to size and glue to the back of the blind weight.  Some details can be added such as small sequins or decorative touches that is optional. 

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A great way to reuse old magnetic advertising promotionals that local businesses or charities send to residents.  You can reuse anything and create something purposeful.

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