Vons is one of the easier stores to save money at. They have lots of opportunities to make your dollar stretch. If you are looking to shop at Vons, there are a couple things to be aware of to save you the most.
The first thing you will want to do is get a Vons Club Card. This card gets you the advertised pricing through the store. Without this card the prices are higher at the register.
The second thing you will want to do is sign up for Just for U – This gives you personalized deals and coupons based on your purchasing habits. This is the best thing you can do at Vons. This program gives you the best prices on many items you buy regularly. If you are looking for information on how to use the Vons Just for you site, you can check out this post on Vons Just for U or watch this video.
Vons takes manufacturer coupons and they also offer store coupons. When these are both for the same item you can use 1 store and 1 manufacturers coupon on 1 item. Yes that means 2 coupons on 1 item, but because they are paid for by 2 different sources they can be used on 1 item. 1 paid for by the store and the other by the manufacturer. The manufacturer pays the store face value of the coupon + $.08 for handling for the coupon. So the store isn’t loosing money by taking the 2 coupons.
Combine the Just for U personalized savings with manufacturer coupons to get the best price on your items. This will add the savings together so you can save over 50% on your bill. If you want to do even more, you can combine the personalized savings on your Vons club Card with the STORE and manufacturer coupons. This will save you even more on your purchases and you should be saving t least 60% when you do this.
Vons also offers Catalina coupons. these print out of the register. there are deals at times in Vons where you can get a sale price, use a coupon and also get a catalina for $ off your next purchase. this is a great way to stretch your money and save more on future purchases. Be sure you are checking expiration dates on your catalinas as most will expire within 2-4 weeks. When you forget about a coupon you are wasting money. These catalinas also do something called rolling. This means you can use a catalina you received for purchasing and item and do a second transactions of those same items, use the first catalina to pay for the purchase and you will get another one.
Sometimes to get the best price you need to do multiple transactions. This will ensure you are rolling the catalinas to stretch your money or getting all the catalinas possible. sometimes they have deals for buy 4 or more of an item and you get a catalina back for your next purchase. so lets say you want to get 8 of an item. since you would get 1 catalina if you buy 4 or if you buy 8 it would be best to buy 4 in 1 transaction, get the catalina and use it to pay for the next 4 that you purchase and then get a catalina back for that one. This will save you money upfront and saving you the most to get the 8 you need.
Be sure you have printed off the Vons coupon policy for Vons and have it with you when you shop just incase there is a question about using coupons.
If you have any questions about how to shop at Vons please leave them in the comments and I will answer them the best I can!
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