I could not help myself I went shopping again! Using coupons for free stuff is so addictive , I bet one day there will be group for coupon users like AA 🙂
I went to a several stores on my way to check my Post office box and to check on my sister.
First was the little grocery store in a tiny town Mayfield Ice cream two for $4.00 . I had coupons! So I bought four and used $1.00 off each getting four cartons of ice cream for $4.40 …. Yayy me!
Next was Fred`s dollar store, they double coupons on Saturday up to .70 : I had four . 50 manufacturer coupons left to spend today before they expired, today. Bounty paper towels on sale .90 each = FREE all four, Four Pace salsa $1.00 each – Used two buy two get .50 off manufacturer coupons – $2.40 for all four.
Then my all time favorite coupons spending store Publix! Today I had the competitor coupon – $5.00 off $25.00 Dollar General coupon good for today ONLY.
I stopped by my sisters and she did not want to go but wanted me to pick up her a bag of pizza rolls on sale for $4.50, she gave me $5.00 and that covered the tax. But She got more, a lot more.
Here is what I got and what coupons I used :
1- Totino`s pizza rolls 90 count – $4.50 – no coupon
5 – gariner fructis shampoo and conditioners $3.49 on sale for $3.00 each – Used $2.00 off one manufacturer coupons = $1.00 each
1 – Birdseye protein blend frozen Veggies $2.48 on sale $2.00 each – used $1.00 off one manufacturer coupon = $1.00
3- Mahatma rice – one pound bag $1.29 – Used .50 manufacturer coupon that doubled to $1.00 – .29 each.
Now take off the $5.00 off $25
Total before coupons and sale was $30.19
I paid $8.26 tax included
savings of $21.93
I figured I got the Garnier fructis hair care for free with the competitor coupon.
Transaction number two :
5- Birdseye protein blend frozen Veggies $2.48 on sale $2.00 each – used $1.00 off one manufacturer coupon = $1.00
4- Smithfield ham $3.59 on sale buy one get one free – Used .55 off one manufacturer coupon = $2.59 for two – Four = $5.18
2 – zone perfect protein bars $1.00 – Used .50 manufacturer coupon that doubled to $1.00 = FREE
1- Fiber one chocolate chop cookie on sale for $1.50 – Used .50 manufacturer coupon that doubled to $1.00 = . 50
2 – Town House crackers $3.63 on sale buy one get one free – Used $1.00 off two manufacturer coupon = $2.63 for two
1- Minute rice single serve rice bowls $1.99 – Used .50 manufacturer coupon that doubled to $1.00 = . 99
Now take off the $5.00 off $25 competitor coupon
Total before coupons and sale was $41.41
I paid $11.03 tax included
Total savings of $30.38
I figured I got the Birdseye vegetables for free with the competitor coupon.
Total before coupons for everything $89.20
Total out of pocket $25.89
Total savings = $63.31
When I got back to my sisters house I gave her the pizza rolls , Garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner , A birdseye veggie and a roll of Bounty paper towels . Her comment was ” I know this cost more than $5.00 “. I told her “Nope not with coupons, it was all free “.
That is how I like to spend $25.89!
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry