Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shaw's: $75 becomes $25

Total Before Savings:  $74.65
Total Shaw's Savings:  $23.99
Coupons Used:  $25.19
Cash OOP:  $25.47

**Used a $5 off $30 purchase coupon so I got my total to $30.47 AFTER coupons.  Coupons like this can be used AFTER all other coupons and discounts.  If not, it is coupon fraud adn intentional coupon fraud sucks.**

2 Pantenes - Sale $3.49 (BOGO Free MFC from newspaper) $1.75 each.

1 Green Giant Seasoned Vegetables - Sale $2.00 (.75/1 MFC from Coupons.com which doubled) .50 cents

10 Yoplait Yogurts - Sale .50 cents each ($1/10 MFC from newspaper) .40 each

2 Jell-o Mixins - Sale $1.69 (2 $1/1 MFCs from paper) .69 cents each

3 Hamburger Helpers - Sale .77 each (.75/3 MFC from Coupons.com that doubled) .27 cents each

4 Progresso Vegetables Soups - Sale $1.00 each ($1/4 MFC from paper) .75 cents each

4 Low Sodium Goya Beans - Sale .89 each ($1/4 MFC from paper) .64 cents each

1 Fiber One Brownies - Sale $2.75 (.50/1 MFC from Coupons.com which doubled) $1.75

1 General Mills Cookie Mix - Sale $2.00 (.50/1 MFC from Coupons.com which doubled) $1.00

1 General Mills Muffin Mix - Sale $2.50 (.50/1 MFC from Coupons.com which doubled) $1.50

2 Lucky Charms Bars - Sale $2.50 each ($1/2 MFC from paper) $2.00 each

2 Success Boil in Bag Rices - Sale $2.00 (2 $1/1 MFCs from paper) $1.00 each

2 Wise Cheese Snacks - Sale $2.50 ($.75/2 from Coupons.com which doubled) $3.50

2 Progresso Bread Crumbs - Sale $1.00 each (no coupons)

I got 37 items for an average of .69 cents each with this trip.  I want to open a .69 Cent Store!

Make a Tally Sheet so you don't go over your budget!

So you may ask, "How did you get your total just over the $30 mark?"  Well that is easy - if I have no kids with me and a few minutes, I just keep a running tally (and I was off by .98 cents some how in my favor.  Not sure how, but that's okay by me.  I'm not perfect and I can live with that):


I used scrap paper because I'm cheap.  I like math so this didn't take me long or anything.  I was in and out of Shaw's in less than 40 minutes.  It's also easy to go during the morning weekday because no one is there.  This method is really good to use if you have a grocery budget and want to stick to it.  I jotted down the amount I was going to spend AFTER coupons.  I needed to be over $30 after coupons so my $5 would come off.  

Another Awesome Bonus to this Shopping Trip was earning 10 extra box tops:

If you haven't already done it, go to GROWING LOCAL LEARNING and sign up.  It's easy and it's free.  And you get 5 bonus box tops just for registering.  Every time you buy 10 or more Box Top items in one transaction at Shaw's, you get a bonus 10 Box Tops printed out that you can enter in the website (really easy to do).  

Since I've registered and have been logging my bonus box tops, I've earned 165 Box Tops - which equals $16.50 for my son's school.  It's not a lot, but every little bit helps.  

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