Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas in our co-op budget shopping tips contest! The winner, chosen at random, of a $75 co-op gift card is Sheri Williams of Minneapolis, and here are her great shopping tips:
1. Make a list of those “impossible to find except at the co-op items” and plan shopping trips to take full advantage of the membership discount coupon.
2. Shop the “endcaps”. They always have the sale items. The store does a great job labeling the monthly specials as well.
3. Go bulk!!! Especially for oatmeal, dried beans, spices and nuts.