For the local folks, here (above) was my Triple Coupon Day trip at Five Star.
$37.04 - $12.96 Q's = $24.35
Coupons used (regular & triple amounts):
White Castles: $2.99 - $1.50 Sunday Q = $1.49
Skippy Peanut Butter: $3.19 - $1.20 Sunday Q = $1.99 (PB wasn't on sale but was needed)
2 Pop Tarts = $4.00 - $1.00 Sunday Q = $3.00 for 2
Bob Evan's Sausage: $1.99 - $1.05 printable = $.94
4 Green Giant Boxed Veggies = $4.00 - $3.00 Sunday Q's (2) = $1.00 for 4
Aunt Millies whole grain buns: $2.29 - $1.05 Sunday Q = $1.24
Aunt Millies W/W Bread = $3.19 - $1.05 = $2.14
(ahh...I just caught another mistake. The Whole Wheat obviously wasn't part of the sale. grumble.)
4 Cans Alpo Dog food: $2.67 - 2 BOGOF printables = $1.34 for 4 cans
Suave Shampoo & Conditioner = $2.00 - $1.50 Sunday Q = $.50 for both
Even though I don't like to skip town for groceries, I drove to Kroger this week (it's about 20 miles each way). They had their typical 10/$10 sale on LOTS of things - more than was advertised in the sale flyer. Sooo...in other words...I bought more than I needed because of the sale and stocked up on a few $1 items that I can't get in my town.
Coupons Used (Kroger doubles coupons up to $.50 face value): 2 BOGOF Welch's Aqua Juice printables, BOGOF Easy Mac printable, Steamfresh Sunday q's, Betty Crocker potatoes Sunday q's, Free Kashi entree mailer q, 2 Suave Deodorant Sunday q's, Blue Diamond Almond Thin printable q, Fuze Sunday q, Kellogg's blinkie q, 2 McCormick Spice Sunday q's, Tropicana Sunday Q, (ahh..aNOTHer mistake - the OJ didn't ring the sale price. grumble again.) Coffeemate printable q
$149.89 - $24.27 Q's - $52.28 Kroger Plus Savings = $73.34 total
Even though I can't remember the last time I've spent that much on groceries, I got 83 items total at $1.18 per item. I think I'm okay with that - despite the extras and mistakes.
I couldn't help myself - since I had 2 Sunday coupons, I had to stop in Walgreens (WAGS) and check out the Register Rewards program. I don't think it's for me. I know how to work the CVS game and am comfortable with it. This is obviously similar - but not really something I'm in to. Here's how it went:
1st transaction - picked up Breeze 2, some vitamins on clearance and 2 cans of Campbell's soup. Brought wrong Ecotrin coupon (which would've made it free). Gave cashier $30 coupon for monitor (which had to be adjusted down to $14.99 sale price - FREE), $.59 a can WAGS coupon from flyer and printable $1/2 Campbell's printable. So, I got the monitor for free & the soup for $.09 a can PLUS got $5 Register Rewards printed out for my next trip (for buying the Breeze)
Hmm...not so bad, I was thinking. So...
2nd transaction, later in the day at another store - Another Breeze 2 ($5 RR), Ecotrin ($2 RR) and...shoot..they are out of Nivea Body wash ($4.99 RR). Ok, so I grabbed some Rembrant mouth wash which would've given $5.99 in RR. So, got to the counter - cashier slow as molasses - went to cosmetics. Spotted Nivea on an end cap so told the cashier I wanted that instead of the mouthwash. (Son is STILL asking about Gamestop and now my cell phone is ringing - husband is home from work, when will we be home? Can you feel my frustration?) Breeze coupon = no problem. Ecotrin printable = it wouldn't adjust down so I told her I didn't want it because it would've been a $2 money maker with the Q. Nivea = $4.99. I paid with the $5 register reward. Hurried and took my receipt and left (because we STILL had to stop at Gamestop, ya know). By the time I looked at my receipt (while driving down the highway), I realized I only had the $5 RR from the blood monitor and the $4.99 didn't print out from the body wash.
Moral of the story - I'm not doing WAGS again...even though I DO have $5 to the plus to spend. *wink*
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