Total Before Savings: $36.57
Total Stop & Shop Savings: $7.08
Total Coupons Used: $16.22
Cash OOP: $13.27
OYNP Coupons Received: $5.00
***I saved $1.47 by giving the cashier the "5% Off Your Purchase" coupon on top of all the other coupons - it took 5% off $29.49. I had $4.75 in OYNP Coupons.***
1 32 oz Gatorade - $1 (Free S&S Coupon, My receipt shows an MFC of .75 off, that's strange!) Money Maker of .75 cents!
1 M&Ms - $1 (Free M&M Coupon from Free Chocolate Friday) FREE!
6 20 ct Tampax - $3 ea (6 $1/1 MFCs from P&G Year of Savings Book) $2 ea
2 Pringle Cans - $1.50 ea (2 $1/1 MFCs from P&G Year of Savings Book) .50 ea
1 pack of Luvs - $6.49
Things I have learned:
- Well first and formost, I had every intention of NOT buying the LUVS but buying 5 Dawn dishsoaps. They were $1 and I had 5 .50/1 (Doubles!) MFCs. Would have made my grand total $6.78. But of course, they were out of them. I didn't even think of bringing my back up coupons with me. So I just grabbed a Luvs as we can always use more diapers.
- If you try to plot out these catalina scenarios - I have found more times than none, there will always be one thing on your plan that the store is out of. I like having a "back up" stash of coupons to substitute in case this happens - which it does a lot!
- Even if your catalina scenarios don't pan out the way you intended them too, you're still getting a great deal.
- I know I sound paranoid, but I just do not jive with my Stop & Shop. I swear, everytime I go in there, everyone and their mother rolls their eyes at me (except for the cashiers - the workers are very nice at S&S). Now granted I looked really foolish - my 20 month old was in the seat of the carriage and my 3 year old wanted me to hold him. So I was holding my 3 year-old as his butt was on the carriage handle. I'm going down the BBQ Sauce isle and I have this lady who parks her cart in the middle of isle and is just studying the 48 different types of sauces. There was a worker stocking stuff too. So I come barrelling down and obviously going through. She doesn't even acknowledge my existance so I say "Ahhh. Excuse me, I need to get through." This is when she does a deep sigh and moves her cart over. Is it really that bothersome to move a grocery cart?