How To Save Money Every Time You Shop At Trader Joe's, According To A Financial Expert

January 3, 2017 by Katelyn Holland
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If you're shopping at Trader Joe's, you already know it's one of the best places to score cheap eats. Although the store never has sales, there are few tricks for getting even better deals at the discount grocery store. Click through the slideshow to check out the best tips for saving money at Trader Joe's from financial experts around the internet.


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Go At The Right Time

According to Business Insider, one of the best ways to score a good deal at Trader Joe's is to make sure you go on the right day at the right time. Prices are the same day to day, but stock goes fast. Ask an employee at your local stores which days are the best to shop. This will ensure you'll get the best items before the store runs out.

Avoid The Produce

In general, the produce isn't a great deal at Trader Joe's. Jess Dang of Cook Smarts told Business Insider that since most of the produce is packaged, it might not be as fresh. Packaged produced also forces you to buy more than you need.

Bring Your Own Bag

It can be worth it to bring your own grocery bags when you shop at Trader Joe's. If you bring your own bag and spend at least $25 at the store, you'll get a ticket that allows you to be entered in their weekly raffle to win a $25 gift card to the store.

You Can Use Coupons

While Trader Joe's doesn't have it's own coupons, the store accepts manufacturer's coupons for name brand items (like Annie's Natural and Kind bars). Krazy Coupon Lady does a great weekly roundup of available coupons you can use at Trader Joe's.

Buy The Wine

Trader Joe's is known for their famous Two-Buck Chuck. However, the store also has competitive prices on other brands of wine.

Check The Fearless Flyer

Always check Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer before shopping. This is the store's monthly mailer that features the new products, discounts, and specials. You can check it out online here


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