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Get the scoop on store brand savings!

There are some great deals available right now and everyone at iPriceMatch.com can’t wait to head out and fill our carts! This week, we are focusing on store brand (or generic) products, which can be a great way to save money. Read on to learn about great store brand deals this week, how to price match generics and the types of products that can lead to BIG savings! Happy shopping!

Highlighted Deals of the Week: Yogurt & Orange Juice



Brand name yogurt cups normally retail for double this advertised price and a half-gallon of name brand o.j. is on sale this week for $3. The savings from purchasing generics can add up quickly. But how do you, for example, price match a Smith’s brand product in a Wal-Mart store?

How to Price Match Generic Items:

Actually, it’s pretty simple. Most retailers who price match will honor the price of another store’s brand on an equal item of their own. So, for example, Wal-Mart will honor the $0.40 price of the Kroger yogurt on their individual cups of Great Value yogurt. Remember that all stores are different, so check the price matching policy on the store’s website to learn more.

Top Generic Products:

Here are six types of products that can score you big savings while still providing high quality:

  • Baby Formula: The 1980 Infant Formula Act standardized the nutritional content of all baby formula sold in the US. Brands will have different textures and tastes but nutritionally all formula is basically identical.
  • Cereal: You pay 25 – 50% more for name brand cereal, mainly for packaging and marketing. Most generic and name brand cereals are produced at the same locations, by the same manufacturers.
  • Cleaning Products: Occasionally, you will find a name brand product with no generic equivalent, but otherwise almost all cleaning products contain the same basic ingredients.
  • Over the Counter Medications: FDA regulations ensure the quality of both name brand and generic medications. Purchasing generic cough medicine or antacid can lead to significant savings.
  • Pantry Staples: Go generic – flour is flour, sugar is sugar, salt is salt. The biggest savings in this category can be seen with spices. Name brand spices often cost up to four times more than the generic option.
  • Personal Care: The majority of store brand cosmetics and skin care lines are near perfect clones of their name brand counterparts. The next time you need face wash, contact solution or make up remover, go generic.

This Week’s Best Deals:

Arm & Hammer Deodorant – $1.00/ea
Avocado – $0.20/ea
Banana – $0.25/lb
Colgate Toothbrush or Paste – $1.00/ea
Farmer John Spiral Sliced Ham – $0.99/lb
Foster Farms Chicken Breast Halves – $0.99/lb
Grapefruit – $0.25/ea
Hot Pockets (12 pack) – $7.99
Kiwi – $0.14/ea
Lay’s Potato or Kettle Chips – $1.98/ea
Michelina Zap ‘Em Meals – $0.78/ea
Mushrooms (8 oz carton) – $0.99/ea
Nature Valley Granola Bars (6 ct) – $1.88/ea
Oranges – $0.14/ea
Paper Towels (6 pk) – $3.49
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers – $1.00/ea
Pepsi/Crush (2 liter) – $0.98/ea
Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.28/ea
Pork Sirloin Chops or Roast – $1.37/lb
Radish Bunch – $0.17/ea
Roma Tomatoes – $0.33/lb
Spinach Bunch – $0.33/ea
Weight Watchers Smart Ones – $1.79/ea

For details on these deals and more, visit iPriceMatch.com today!

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Deals of the Week!

Highlighted Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Cuban Black Bean Soup
Since January is National Soup Month, we found this great recipe for a vegetarian Cuban black bean soup. Almost all of the ingredients are on sale this week (sale prices noted) and the rest are often in your pantry, so it is a really affordable option – less than $6 total! Eating a meatless meal one or two nights each week is a great way to save a few extra dollars in your grocery budget. This recipe is delicious, healthy and affordable, so enjoy!
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil (pantry item)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced ($0.25/pack)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped ($0.18/lb)
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, paprika (pantry items)
  • 1 carrot, diced ($0.33/lb)
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped (not on sale, but very affordable)
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped ($0.78/lb)
  • a handful of parsley, chopped ($0.50/bunch)
  • salt & pepper to taste (pantry items)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped ($0.35/lb)
  • 4 cans black beans ($0.57/each)
  • rind of one orange, several large peels ($0.14/lb)
  • juice of above orange ($o.14/lb)
  • 6 cups hot, boiled long-grain rice, white or brown ($0.50/lb)
  • Onion, cilantro and/or lime wedges, for garnish if desired.

In a large dutch oven or soup pot, saute onions, garlic and spices in oil over medium heat, stirring until onions are translucent.
Add carrots and celery, saute for 3-4 minutes more.
Add peppers and saute another 5 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, parsley and tomatoes.
Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Add the beans and the orange rind.
Simmer on low for about 30-45 minutes. Stir often.
Remove orange rind.
Stick blend the soup until it is at your desired thickness (or, remove a cup or two of soup to blender; blend, then add back to soup)
Add fresh orange juice and cook 5-10 minutes more.
Serve on hot rice. Garnish with chopped onion, cilantro and/or lime wedges, as desired.

Highlighted Deal of the Week: Strawberries
This is an AMAZING deal on a pound of fresh strawberries! Be sure to take advantage of the great price that is available this week!

The Rest of This Week’s Great Deals:

90% Lean Ground Beef – $2.69/lb
Boneless Chicken Breast – $1.39/lb
Brawny Pick-a-size Paper Towels, 6 pack – $4.99
Cauliflower – $0.50/lb
Cucumbers – $0.12/ea
Family Orchard Cranberry, Apple or Grape Juice, 128 oz – $1.99
Herbal Essences Hair Products, 5.7-10.17 oz – $1.79
Garlic, 3 pack – $0.25/package
Grape Tomatoes, 12 oz – $0.99/ea
Milk, Viva Gallon – $2.59
Orange Juice, 64 oz store brand – $1.67
Oscar Mayer Bacon, 16 oz – $3.50
Parsley Bunch – $0.50/ea
Pineapple, Fresh Whole – $0.99/ea
Red Bell Pepper – $0.78/ea
Red Onion – $0.33/lb
Sliced Lunch Meat, 16 oz store brand – $2.99
Sour Cream, 16 oz store brand – $1.25
Spinach, Fresh – $0.50/bunch
Top Sirloin Steak – $2.99/lb
Yoplait Yogurt, 18 pack – $4.99

Visit iPriceMatch.com for the details on these items and more!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Super Tips for a Speedy, Price-Matched Checkout!

Streamline your price-matched check out!

Value conscious shoppers are utilizing price matching (or ad matching) policies at their local grocery and drug stores like never before. The value one receives when matching competitor pricing on everyday items such as milk, meat, and produce is typically higher than what can be expected from couponing. With couponing, manufacturers dictate what product can be purchased and what discount they’re willing to offer. Price matching allows a shopper to choose what items they want and what they’re willing to pay. In essence, price matching shifts decision-making power from the manufacturer back to the consumer, who can then make decisions based on their particular need or preference.

One of the drawbacks associated with price matching is the challenge of the check-out process.  Since there are usually dozens of items from multiple stores that need to have their prices adjusted DOWN, proper planning and organization is the key to streamlining the process.

iPriceMatch.com, our grocery comparison website, helps shoppers arm themselves with a comprehensive list of the items they plan to purchase.  The list, which acts as a personalized grocery circular, can be generated on iPriceMatch.com. Our free, grocery search engine offers users the opportunity to choose products from a database of all the best current deals in town. Your personalized list is generated with easy to follow product pricing, size information, expiration dates and competitor information. The list will provide the information you need while shopping and the information to verify your prices at the register, if asked.

The key to a quick and easy check-out is a wonderful invention called the SHARPIE MARKER!  While shoppers are maneuvering through the store, iPriceMatch.com users simply mark a small, price adjusted price on the product (usually at the bottom, next to the UPC barcode).

The price matched Cheerios from my pantry.

When preparing to check-out, simply place all of your items on the conveyor and inform the checker that your price matched items “are marked.”   Some users group all of the price matched items at the beginning or end of their order. If the checker has questions as to the validity of your new price, simply refer to your iPriceMatch.com list that includes all of the information the checker needs.  In most cases, checkers are EXTREMELY appreciative of the expedited pricing process and you will WIZ right through the line.  No one will even know you’re price matching…unless you want to brag to your friends about all of your great deals!!

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Orange Pork Roast for Six – Only $8.98!

There are great deals out there this week, iPriceMatch fans!

Here is a delicious pork roast recipe that you can whip up this weekend to impress your family and friends….for ONLY $8.98! Click the following link for your iPriceMatch.com shopping list of ingredients. Orange Pork Roast List

Delicious, easy weekend meal.

Orange Pork Roast
Serves: 6
Original Recipe from: cdkitchen.com

Ingredients:
4 pounds pork roast (fat trimmed off)
1/2 teaspoon oil
Salt, pepper, and garlic salt
1 orange
4 potatoes
4 small onions
1 cup orange juice

Preparation:

Rub top of pork roast with oil, add salt, pepper and garlic salt. Cut orange in slices and place on top of roast, place the roast in the cooking bag. Potatoes and onions cut in half and place in bag and add orange juice. Cook in preheated oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized