So, if you've been reading my blog very long, you may remember that last January I decided to join the Grocery Game in order to cut spending at the supermarket. Since we live on the salary of a high school teacher in Utah and all.
After a few months of doing it with the help of the website, I figured I knew the rules well enough to go it alone. So, I started going to pinchingyourpennies.com instead for the lists, and it's been wonderful.
I admit, I slacked off a lot around the holidays. Couponing was just one more thing to have to deal with, and so I just didn't. But I'm back on the wagon.
Here's my haul from Albertson's the other day:
Had to do it in three orders, so here's what I did (you can stop reading now if this kind of stuff bores you to tears. I won't mind. But I won't apologize for the fact that finding a great deal at the grocery store makes me positively giddy these days!):
15 cans of Progresso Soup, on sale for $2.00 each. (I realize that's not the best price on this soup, but wait...)
Albertson's had two coupons in their ad and you could double up to three manufacturer's coupons with each one. I had 5 coupons for Progresso soup, and I doubled one for 50 cents and two for a dollar each and saved the other doubling coupon for my next order.
Total (with tax): $24.82
Total saved: $28.35
PLUS, the register spit out coupons for $15.00 of my next shopping order.
3 boxes Betty Crocker instant potatoes (great for food storage, even though we don't eat them much), on sale for 3/$5.00.
2 boxes Cheerios on sale for $2.00 each.
5 boxes Golden Grahams on sale for $2.00 each.
3 boxes fruit snacks on sale for $2.00 each.
2 bottles Dawn dish soap on sale for $2.50 each
I doubled three coupons that were a dollar off, plus had five more for the various items.
I used the $15.00 coupons I received just before.
Total (with tax): $8.36
Total saved: $45.85
Register spit out $15.00 more in savings.
20 Yoplait yogurts on sale for 50 cents each, with a special promotion at 40 cents each if you buy 20.
3.5 lb Roast, on sale for $1.99 per pound.
2 lb block of Montery Jack cheese on sale for $4.99 with in ad coupon.
2 lb block of Cheddar cheese, same deal.
2 5 lb bags of potatoes, on sale for $1.25 each with in ad coupon.
I had several coupons for the Yoplait.
I used my $15.00 coupons again.
Total (with tax): $12.57
Total saved: $44.73
So, I got all that food for a total of, well, um...excuse me while I quickly get my calculator up, I am no math genius....
A total of $45.75.
Total savings of $118.93.
And I am not even as good at this as many people out there who basically get everything for free.