Saturday's Shopping Trip (Beth's)

by Beth Montgomery on May 15, 2009 · 3 comments

in Frugal Living


I finally got out and about to grocery shop again, which we desperately needed. I did drag my poor husband with me to push the cart and help out. Since he was there, I attempted to educate him on the art of the $/$$ coupon and the brilliance of my well thought out shopping “plan of attack”. I’m not quite sure he got it, since he never did stop asking, “Why don’t we just buy X here?” or “Want to buy this instead?”. My 4 year old had to keep reminding him, “We stick to the list, Dad.” He was a very good sport though and even took a bag of apples, a Hershey Bliss candy bar, and a package of Quaker Bites through the check out all by himself armed with his stack of coupons and a gift card.

TARGET
4 Hershey Bliss Candy Bars (Used 4-$1/1 in separate transactions)
Approx. 4 lbs Apples (Used 4-$1/1 lb in separate transactions)
4 Quaker Bites (Used 4-$1/1 in separate transactions)
1 French’s Spicy Brown Mustard (Used $0.75/1)
4 Kashi Waggles (Used Try-Me-Free & 3 – $1.50/1)
10 Yoplait Yogurts (Used $1/10 Target w/ $1/8 Manufacturer)
2 DanActive (Used $1/1)
2 Dannon Activa (Used $1/1)
1 Right Guard (Used Try-Me-Free)
1 100% Recycled Reynolds Wrap (Used $0.55/1)
2 Pupperoni Large Bags (Used $1/2 Target w/ 2 – $2/1)
1 Filler Paper
2 Kraft Dressing (Used Target $1/2 w/ 2 – $1/1)
2 Kraft Mayo (Used Target $1/2) w/ 2 – $1/1)

Used $5/$30 Purchase
Used $3.26 remainder on gift card from previous purchase

GRAND TOTAL: $79.81
COUPON TOTAL: $56.42
FINAL OOP: $23.39 (71% Savings)

MEIJER
2 Ortega Taco Dinners (Used Meijer $1/4 w/ $0.75/2, rounded to $1)
2 Ortega Black Beans (Used $0.75/2, rounded to $1)
Approx. 1 lb Bananas
2 1lb Strawberries
1 Gallon Milk
1 Aunt Millie’s Bread (Used $0.35/1, doubled)
2 Wheat Thins (Used 2 – $1/1)
3 Kraft Chunk Cheese (Used $1/2)
1 Mott’s Apple Juice (Used $0.55/1, rounded to $1)
1 Mott’s Apple Sauce (Used $0.55/1, rounded to $1)
2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (Used Meijer $1/2 w/ $1/2)
2 24-pk Dr. Pepper/ Mt. Dew

Used $10 off your purchase (from medicine)

GRAND TOTAL: $58.35
COUPON TOTAL: $41.25
FINAL OOP: $17.10 (71% Savings)

*Got back Catalina for FREE Crystal Light

CVS
4 Kellogg’s Cereals (Used 4 – $1/1)
1 Schick Quatro for Women (Used $4/1)
5 12-pk Cherry Coke/Coke

Used $5/$30
Used $8 ECB

GRAND TOTAL: $30.62
COUPON TOTAL: $21.00
FINAL OOP: $9.62 (62% Savings)

*Got $4 ECB & rain check for another Schick Quatro for Women

FINAL
GRAND TOTAL: $168.78
COUPON TOTAL: $118.67
FINAL OOP: $50.11 (70% Savings)

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1 Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM

My Target said I could ring all 4 lbs of apples I got up in the same transaction as long as they were bagged separately and I could use all 4 Q’s I had for them in a single transaction!
Dian
Dian’s Daily Deals
http://www.groceryshopforfree.com

2 IN Good "Cents" May 16, 2009 at 11:02 AM

That’s nice! Some cashiers let me do that, but some stick to the “one coupon per transaction” policy. It’s so nice when they just let you do it all at once though.

3 IN Good "Cents" May 18, 2009 at 11:40 AM

The “Try-Me-Free” coupons in this post came from VocalPoint (Kashi) and The Apprentice television website (Right Guard). Unfortunately, both are no longer available.

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