Total Before Savings: $44.48
Total Coupons Used: $13.29
Total OOP: $4.22 (Really $19.22 but I used a Mail-In-Rebate card)
2 12 packs of Coke - $3.34 (2 $1/1 MFCS with DOUBLERS) $1.34 ea plus .60 deposit on each
1 Simply Orange Juice - $3 ($1/1 MFC with DOUBLER) $1
1 Perdue Chicken Nuggets - $2.99 ($1/1 MFC with DOUBLER) .99 cents
2 Yo Plus Yogurt - $2 (2 $1.50/1 MFCs) .50 cents ea!
1 Wrigley Gum (not pictured) - $1.29 (FREE MFC) FREE!
1 Dawn Dishsoap - $1 (.50/1 MFC DOUBLES) FREE!
1 S&S Butter - $2.50
3 Containers of Strawberries - 3/$5
1.54 lbs Braeburn Apples - .99/lbs - $1.52
1 case of S&S Water - $3.33
It was odd being back in Stop & Shop. Besides a quick trip around Christmas time, I haven't been in a while. They lured me with the double coupons and I know I could have used them at Shaw's but I wanted to scope out S&S again.
I'm only counting the $4.22 towards my spending because the $15 gift card was because of a Mail-In-Rebate I got in 2008 from purchasing 2 Olay products (good deal - it was buy 2 Olay products, get $15 back! I found some eye cleaner with firming stuff for $7.99 ea! So I paid $15.98 in December, but just got this $15 card!). It would be different if someone gave me a S&S gift card, but this is different! I seem to be making up my grocery spending rules as I go along!
I'll get $1.20 back from returning the cans - so in reality, it was about $3 for me for this stuff. But I take off the recycling deposit when I actually redeem the cans. Also, the water was an after thought. I knew I was close to my $15 needed, but I would have been under if the bottle deposit wasn't counted, so to be safe, I grabbed the case of water. My husband was thrilled!
Check out The Grocery Cart Challenge if you need some motivation to stay on track!