Friday, May 10 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-10 21:45:06 GMT
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value. There's a lot of competition in world of canned tuna. I found three name brands - BumbleMore >>
The battle of generic verses brand name goes on! Today, we're testing tuna to find out which can has the best value.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 5:27 PM EDT2013-05-03 21:27:16 GMT
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans. I bought six different brands of green beans. Del Monte and Green Giant are nameMore >>
NBC12 is on your side, helping you score the best deals on groceries. Last week, it was peaches. This week - green beans.More >>
Thursday, May 2 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-02 21:39:15 GMT
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet. 1.More >>
Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill. Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-04-26 21:20:06 GMT
NBC12 goes the distance to find the real difference between name brand and generic products. Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with theMore >>
Every time you're in the grocery store, you have to choose: buy the name brand and pay more or save with the generic.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-04-18 21:52:41 GMT
Kevin Cutlip grows anything he wants to eat. Last month he showed you how to grow a seed in dryer lint. A month later, they have sprouted. He showed us the replanted celery base: "It's actually startingMore >>
Last month NBC12's Diva of Discounts dug up how to start a cheap garden indoors. Now it's time for outdoor planting. She's back with more tricks of the trade that will hardly cost you a thing.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
Many consumers consider their gas and grocery budgets as two separate expenses, but taking advantage of one can eliminate the other.
Martin's weekly gas deals changed the way I shop. The ad says, "Buy five, save 20 cents a gallon." That's $4 off of a 20-gallon fill up.
I always look for the cheapest product I can match with a coupon. This week, I took advantage of the Martin's brand 2-liter sodas. These only cost 79 cents each, and when I buy five, I save 20 cents a gallon. With tax, I pay $4.15 - but I'll get $4 worth of gas. When you factor in the savings, that's like getting five 2-liters for 15 cents.
Each gas category has a limit of 10 per customer. If you bought 50 sodas, you'd spend $41.48 and get $40 in gas, but you'd also get 50 2-liters of soda.
"Giant brand cat food is on sale for 33 cents this week, plus when you buy five, you get 20 cents off per gallon, so you spend $1.65 for five cans, earn 20 cents off per gallon, and then you can buy 50 cans - spend $17.50, including tax, and earn $2 off per gallon," said Cutts.
You get more than $22 in free gas.
Then there are the gas reward products that have coupons to match. This week, it's Progresso Soup Starters. Buy seven, get 40 cents off a gallon - that's $8 in gas. These are priced at $1.33, but I have a bunch of "50 cents off one" coupons. I pick up 7. The first coupon doubles, the rest are face value. $9.78 in products dropped to $5.78 after coupons, and got me $8 in gas.
Martin's offers new gas rewards each week staring on Sunday.