Winco opened it's first two Utah stores in October of 2009 and currently have 5 stores in Utah (Midvale, West Valley, Ogden, South Salt Lake & Roy). Winco is an employee-owned store that has 122 stores in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon and Utah.
I have lived near a Winco for quite a few years and shop there frequently because their prices are really good, so I thought I would share with you a few ways that you can save even more money on their already low prices.
- Winco's New Digital Coupons – I was so excited to see that Winco just started offering digital coupons this month! It is super easy to sign up on Winco's website and all of the instructions are located there. You just register at www.wincofoods.com and then then you can “clip” the electronic coupons that you want from your computer, phone or tablet. When you are at the checkout there is a button at the bottom of the POS machine that says “Winco Digital Coupons”. Press it and it will ask for your phone number and automatically take off any coupons that match up with items that you bought. I tested it and it was very easy to use. No app to download, the coupons are located right on Winco's website.
- Winco's Text Message Deals – Text utwinco to 31996 to sign up for text message deals. My first text message was $1 off Tillamook Ice Cream (no longer available). You must show to the text to the checker to take advantage of these deals.
- Coupons – Winco accepts both newspaper and printable coupons. (Only one coupon per item.)
- Rebate Apps – You can use Ibotta and Checkout 51 at Winco. If you are new to Ibotta, use the referral code v7zk4a and you can get a $10 welcome bonus! Sign up here.
- Follow the Winco Facebook Page – Winco doesn't mail out or offer a store ad each week but you can follow their Facebook page to get updates on what products are on special that week.
- Don't Buy Personal Care Items – I think Winco has awesome prices on just about everything except personal care items. I never buy shampoo, toothpaste, soap, deodorant etc. You can get better prices on these items at other grocery or drug stores. (I am not sure about diapers, I haven't compared those.)
- Always Check Out The “Wall of Values” – When you first walk into Winco, there is an aisle with products that are priced extra low because they buy them in bulk. I regularly find great deals that I can stock up on – on this aisle.
- Look for Green Signs – Look for these green signs as they indicate an item that is on sale.
I am a fan of Winco but don't forget that one way they save you money is that you have to bag your own groceries and they don't have fancy displays and they don't put out a weekly ad. However, there are some great deals and I find the employees to usually be quite friendly since it is an employee owned store and it is in their best interest to offer good customer service.