Sunday, March 28, 2010
How do I do it? WinCo Sale Prices
Many of you have asked how do I get my WinCo numbers and make a price sheet. Well it's really the old fashion way.
I have a spreadsheet that I add the coupons to when I receive them in the Sunday paper. I found that it's less frustrating then using the information from Sunday Coupon Review because we don't receive everything listed and I would get so mad when I would go to get a coupon and then realized another part of the country must have received it and we didn't. I take my spread sheet into the store and find the item and right down the price.I also write down the items in the Value Aisle.
I talked to the manager and he told me that prices change all the time but the majority is on Thursdays. So on Thursdays (sometimes Sundays) I go to WinCo, do my shopping, write down the prices and check to see if any has changed (which they do all the time) and then go home and update my Google Spread sheet.
I know people see me and wonder what I'm doing. If you are at the Richland, WA WinCo on Thursday afternoons and see a coupon lady writing down numbers that's me! Say "hey are you the coupon lady?" I see several people on a regular basis. It's a lot of fun.
It takes about about 1 1/2 hours to shop and write down numbers each week (at the same time I gather the prices for my $5 dinner recipes). For so many years I wanted to see a WinCo Flier but I never thought I would be the one to put one together. I am happy to be able to help so many people save money. My guess is WinCo shoppers save about 25% and when you add coupons we save even more.
I do shop at Albertson's and Safeway as well; but for only their sale items that I know are cheaper than WinCo due to the fact that they are running a promotion. The majority of my shopping is done a WinCo. Our Richland WinCo is very nice and clean. I have been shopping there since it has opened. The Kennewick store is not as nice as the Richland Store.
It's my understanding that the WinCo prices should all be pretty similar, there might be a few cents difference but they should be pretty close.
That's how I do it. Match up coupons and type it up. Nothing fancy.
Thank you for the letters of appreciation that makes it so worth it to know people appreciate it.