SLC mom saves $50 on grocery bill through coupon apps

Posted at 6:08 PM, May 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-21 19:03:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- As food prices continue to rise, the need to cut corners and coupons becomes more important to Utah families.

New technology is taking the hassle out of the equation and adding more savings than ever.

Many have seen the extreme couponing shows – savvy moms with binders and stockpiles of non-perishables.

FOX 13’s Carly Figueroa teamed up with a Salt Lake City blogger to find big savings, see the video above for more details.

SLC mommy blogger Jodi Miller said the number one question from her readers is ‘how do I coupon – how do I start?’

Miller said to start is simple. She’s got three apps she uses for ultimate savings at the grocery store.

“All you have to do is download the app to your phone, most of them are free – my favorite is Checkout 51 and IBOTA,” Miller said.

The third is the Smith’s Marketplace app, which allows customers to load coupons onto their Smith’s reward card.

Carly went shopping with Miller where the mommy blogger bought the following items: strawberries, apples, bread; six cans of green beans; six cans of chips, salad dressing, four boxes of pasta; six boxes of cereal; six boxes of granola bars and cheese.

The total was $41.85 – Miller saved $51.33.

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