Week Two – Thoughts And Fears

Here we go, another Sunday passed and I did not go get the Sunday newspapers, means no new coupons.

I did do a preview and I was just not interested in any of them, not even one coupon. The printer is out of ink so I cannot look to print.

Is this another week of cold turkey and no coupon shopping? Only buying fresh fruits!

Not exactly…..

I do look at all the sales ads each week for the grocery stores that I shop and many weeks I don`t see anything I want or need to stock, but this week is a week I can actually use something that is on sale at a buy one get one free deal AND apply a coupon for that double savings AND I have coupons that are still good for another week!

What was the big need to stock up on while on sale? Dog food and Toilet paper, I will always till the day I die have to use toilet paper and lets face it the dogs are the kids and no one would starve a kid, now would ya?!

So the deal on the dog food is Purina Dog chow at $5.69 each on sale buy one get one free, per four and one half pounds.I bought four bags and I used one $1.00 manufacturer coupon for each, making the deal $1.85 each. So I paid around $7.38 for all four bags and that`s eighteen pounds.

The toilet paper was quilted Northern $4.99 each on sale buy one get one free.I bought four packages of nine double rolls and I used one .55 manufacturer coupon for each,making the deal $1.95 each. So I paid around $7.78 for four nine packs or thirty six rolls of toilet paper, that averages out to around.22 per roll.

Total before sale and coupons was $44.82

I paid : $15.16
Taxes : $2.14
Total : $17.30

Not to bad, better than full price and it was something that I was nearly out of 🙂

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry

Paid $22 For $81 Worth Of Food – Plus

Sometimes I have to pay full price but I try my best to NEVER pay full price on anything, especially food for me and my dogs.

Y`all know by now that my favorite grocery shopping store is Publix because here in Central Alabama they double .50 manufacturer coupons to $1.00 AND their buy one get one free items do not ring up as one full price and the other free, they ring up half price on both items and I can use a coupon on each of those items . Double coupons and double savings on buy one get one free sales!

This week my big, no my huge money savings was the dog food and I got a couple items totally free . Here is the break down :

8 – 4.4 pounds of Purina dog chow – $5.69 each on sale buy one get one free – Used eight $1.50 manufacturer coupons = $10.76 for eight bags

2- fifty count hefty paper plates $2.49 each on sale two for $3.00 – Used $1.00 off two manufacturer coupons = $2.00 for two

2- Smithfield hickory ham slices $3.59 each -on sale buy one get one free – used one .55 manufacturer coupon and one .75 manufacturer coupon = $2.29 for two

2- Mrs. Cubbison`s seasoned croutons $1.49 each -on sale buy one get one free – Used $1.00 off two manufacturer coupons = . 49 for two

1- Kens salad dressing $3.15 each on sale buy one get one free – Used $1.00 off one manufacturer coupon when you buy two Mrs. Cubbison`s croutons = .58 for one.

2- Cans of Ole El Paso refried beans $1.59 each – Used two .50 manufacturer coupons that doubled to $1.00 = $1.18 for two cans

2 – Starkist tuna pouches $1.43 each on sale $1.00 each -Used $1.00 off two manufacturer coupon = $1.00 for two

2 – Swanson 32 ounce vegetable broth $2.67 each on sale buy one get one free – Used two $1.00 store coupons AND one .75 off two manufacturer coupon = Free and made .08 in money

1- Spinach herb wraps – $3.49 – No coupon 🙁

Total before coupons and sale = $81.06

I paid $22.03

That is how I like to used coupons to maintain the stockpile and feed my dogs.

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry