Cub Foods is one of my favorite places to shop because they have great sales, clean aisles, friendly staff, and ample stock.
You can save quite a bit of money on your grocery bill at Cub (I regularly save 40 to 50% on my bill) if you follow these saving strategies:
10 Ways to Save Money at Cub Foods
1. Sign up for Cub e-mails. Sign up for the Cub e-mail savings newsletter and you’ll regularly receive Cub coupons and deal alerts in your inbox. I’ve gotten some great coupons – including $5 off a $50 purchase – that I would never have received otherwise.
2. Get a My Cub Rewards card. I’m absolutely in love with the My Cub Rewards program because I can save money on groceries and save money on gas. It’s a must-have item for regular Cub shoppers.
3. Download the Cub app. The Cub mobile app can help you plan your shopping list, check the local sales flyer, and even put electronic coupons on your My Cub Rewards card. Saving money without clipping coupons is a good thing!
4. Match the Cub store coupons with manufacturer coupons for maximum savings. You can pair store coupons and manufacturer coupons to score some great deals. For example, last week I was able to score four packages of Oreo cookies for just $1.29 each thanks to some Nabisco coupons I had and Cub’s coupon savings book. Minnesota deal blog Pocket Your Dollars also does Cub coupon match-ups to make it even easier to find the savings.
5. Forgot your coupons? Check out the service counter! Forgetting your coupons happens to the best of us, but have no fear! Just stop by the service counter where you’ll find this week’s sales flier and any extra copies of coupon books that are available. This is good to know because even if you remember your coupons, sometimes you find another deal that needs a coupon that you forgot to clip at home.
6. Shop the meat department regularly for deals. My local Cub deeply discounts its meat as it reaches it’s sell-by date. Whenever I find those deep discounts, I stock up my freezer. I’ve gotten chicken breast for $1.49 a pound and beautiful beef roasts for $1.99 a pound by always checking the meat department when I shop at Cub.
7. Check out the scratch-n-dent section. Cub usually has a shelf or two (or sometimes a shopping cart) filled with deeply discounted items that have been scratched, dented, or near their expiration dates. I’ve gotten Fiber One bars for less than $.90 a box, cereal for $1 a box, and great deals on health & beauty items. The best part? You can still use manufacturer coupons on these items for even greater savings.
8. Shop for in-season produce. One of the things I love about Cub is that they try to get their produce from local (or at least in-state) farms. Shop for local produce that is currently in-season and you’ll have no problem stretching your grocery budget.
9. Buy Cub’s Essential Everyday brand products. If you aren’t a coupon clipper, you can still save on your Cub bill by buying the Essential Everyday brand items. We especially like the whole grain pastas, beans, and snack items.
10. Get free fruit for the kids. Ask a Cub Foods produce associate how you can get a Healthy Eaters Free Fruit Card for your kids ages 12 and under. Have your child show the card on your shopping trip and your child can receive a free apple or banana.
And there’s one other really excellent way to save money at Cub Foods. Win a gift card! In celebration of their 45th anniversary Cub is giving away a $4,500 gift card in the “Love Your Cub” Contest. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a year’s worth of groceries!
Enter to Win $4,500 in Groceries in the “Love Your Cub” Contest
- Visit the Cub page on Facebook.
- Click on the button to “Like” Cub’s Facebook Page.
- Click on the “Love Your Cub” contest app on Facebook.
- Upload a Photo or Video (30 seconds or less) demonstrating your love for Cub and include a description. Then agree to the Official Rules to submit your entry.
- Get your friends to vote for your photo or video every day through September 29, 2013. Every vote gets you a chance to win a $45 Cub Foods gift card!
- The top 10 entries will be eligible for the grand prize and will be chosen by a panel of judges including shopping experts, creative directors and employees of Cub.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/Facebook account. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
You must be a legal resident of Minnesota or Illinois and be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
Judges are looking for people who love Cub Foods and can creatively demonstrate it. There aren’t very many entries yet, so your odds of winning are very good. I would love to see one of my readers win $4,500 in groceries!
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