Wednesday, October 15, 2008

That felt good!

I just returned from grocery shopping and boy was it a great trip. I determine the success of a trip based on how much money I was able to save from coupons/club card sales. My total b/f coupons and club card savings was $134.10. I paid $60.42 that is a total savings of: $73.68!! YAY!

I did not buy anything that I did not need (I went in with a list)
I did stock up on a couple items that I had a coupon for and were on sale. For example:

-Lawry's Marinade: Regular Price: $3.89, sale price $1.66, or 3/$4.98 I had a coupon for $1 off 2 So I got 3 for $3.98 a savings of $7.69!

-Prego Spagetti Sauce (my personal favorite...even over homemade!) 4/$5, I had a coupon for $1 off 3...I purchased 3. I paid $2.75 for 3 jars.

-Mott's Apple Juice: Regular price: $3.79. I had a raincheck for 5/$7, I had 2 $1 coupons that I was able to use, I paid $5 for 5 64 oz. jugs of Mott's Apple juice! A savings of: $13.95

-Yoplait Yogurt: Regular price: .90 (RIDICULOUS!!!) Sale price: 20/$10 (with an additional $2 off if you spend $10) 20/$8, I had 3 .40 coupons that i was able to use. I paid $6.80/20 yogurt cups or .34/yogurt cup. a total savings of: $11.20

In addition to some other savings, here is one last deal I have to include. Albertsons had several coupons on the back of the add that gave you $2.50 of free halloween candy w/ certain purchases. So, in addition to the Lawry's Marinade savings above, I also used the store coupon that gave me $2.50 off any halloween candy for buying the marinade. I used one other free candy coupon (for the ice cream I bought) so I had a total of $5 off the purchase of halloween candy. Well, the halloween candy was on sale for 3/$4.98 and I had a $1 off 2 bags of candy coupon, so I only paid $3.98 for the candy but had $5 off...that means I got 3 bags of halloween candy for free plus $1.02 in coupons toward the rest of my bill!!

So that, my friends, is how I saved $73.68!

4 comments:

Jeff and Missy said...

I LOVE it! What a great savings! Where do you get your coupons? Do you do all of your shopping at Albertsons? I love saving money! You did a great job.

Jodie said...

I get most of my coupons from the Sunday paper...sometimes I use the coupons that they give me from the register, and I get some of my coupons online (couponsurfer.com). You should also check out couponmom.com This is a great website that lets you know what coupons correspond with the sales. Happy savings!

Megan said...

Ooh I had a shopping night like that last night.

First: Rite Aid. THey have a bunch of Kids meds for practically free right now (all you have to pay is tax). So I got some non-kids med for free, and foundation B1G1 w/ 1 $1 off coupon! and hair dye, normally 7.99 for 2.99 (sale for 4.99 w/ coupon).

I also got a bunch of stuff at vons (spent 96, saved like 90). they had a bunch of cleaners on sale buy 1 get one free. and then i had coupons on top of that. I was really excited about all of the free stuff i got, i need to blog about it!

Julie said...

great job jodie...i especially like the apple juice deal! a lot of my friends do this crazy deal stuff. getting paid to shop basically...they keep binders and everything...members of some deal website. I can't remember what its called. It gives you the lowest prices at all the local stores. way to go!!