Thursday, October 14, 2010

my trip to Safeway paid off big time..

Thank you to Jason and Amber for inspiring me to show my savings!

Ok, I am a couponer. Most of you know that. I am not one of those hoarders though (I don't have the room!) BUT I will get things like shampoo and toothpaste if it's a good deal. I have found that things like that we tend to run out of and end up paying full price... well no longer :)

This week's grocery trip (excuse the junk food - I usually buy fresh produce from a stand or I get frozen, which I have a ton of right now...)


The breakdown... (reg price in BLACK, sale in PURPLE, saved in RED)

2 - Pepperidge Farms Cookies $3.69 each
BOGO + .60 off coupon = $1.55 each/$2.14 savings

3 - 12pk Pop Tarts $3.29 each
SALE with in-store coupon $1.88 each + $1/3 = $1.54 each/$1.75 savings

1 - Oreo Cookies $3.49
SALE + $1 off coupon = $2.00/$1.49 savings

2 - Similac Ready Made $5.99 each
SALE $3.99 ea + $6 in coupons from Similac AND $5 Similac gift check = $0/+3.02 MONEYMAKER

1 - Celestial Seasonings Tea $3.59
SALE $2.00 + $1 off = $1/$2.59 savings

1 - Bounce Dryer Bar (2 month) $5.99
SALE $3.99 + pgesaver ecoupon and $2.50 off coupon = .49/$5.50 savings

15 - Friskies cat food .65 each
SALE .45 each + $1/15 = .38 each/ .27 savings

6 - Stouffer's frozen dinners $2.79 each
SALE $2.25 each + 10% off all frozen in-store coupon = $2.02 each/.77 savings

2 - Marie Callendar's Dinners for 2 $5.69 each
SALE $4.76 each + $1.50 off coupon + 10% off all frozen = $2.78 each/$2.91 savings

2 - Lysol Disenfecting Wipes $3.99 each
SALE $2.50 each + $1/2 coupon = $2 each/$1.99 savings

2 - Glade Plugins Twin refill $5.99 each
1 - Glade Relaxing Moments Spray $3.99
SALE - Plugins $4.99, Spray $2.50 + BOGO Plugins, $1 off Plugins, BOGO Spray, $1 off spray = Plugins $2.00 each & Spray FREE + $1 off = $3 for everything!/$12.97 savings They let me stack coupons Woohoo!

1 - John Frieda Redhead Shampoo $5.99
SALE Clearance $2.99 + $2 off coupon = .99/$5.00 savings!

2 - Balance Bar $1.25 each
SALE $1 each + BOGO coupon = .50 each/.75 savings

The only thing I bought reg price was hairbands for Riley for $2.79 ;)

TOTAL REG PRICE: $112.33
TOTAL SPENT: $43.26
TOTAL SAVED: $69.07 (62%)


I find most of my coupons in the Sunday papers and have them organized in a binder so I can see them all easily as I go down the aisles. Today Riley slept through the entire shopping trip and Dylan charmed the pants off of everyone he saw. Not literally. Thank goodness.

I'm awesome. You can say it.

2 comments:

Kristin Morris said...

FANTASTIC. I am trying to start the whole couponing thing, but not quite sure where to start....

::Kristin::

cheryl said...

What kind of binder do you use to keep your coupons in? I'm looking for a better way to display mine so I can find them easily