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My friends, there are just sometimes that you have to kick up your heels and shout a huge “YAHOOOOOO!” to the sky after a good (GREAT) coupon trip.
Coupons can be frustrating.
Coupons can be finicky.
Coupons can require planning, readjusting, thinking on your feet, quick mental math (ahh!) and large doses of patience.
A good sense of humor also helps.
But there are few things that fill me with more of a euphoric high than walking out of a store with a CART full of groceries for pennies.
Oh! I love you, coupons! I really do!
Today’s trip to Acme was a big success. I had two different deals that I wanted to try- a Campbell’s deal and a Betty Crocker Deal.
Total before savings: $107
Price I paid: $9.77 (91% savings!!)
Here’s what I bought:
Note: I did NOT get overage today. The cashier adjusted the coupon values so that items were free, but no overage given. At Acme overage is always YMMV.
Campbell’s Deal: Spend $15, Get 500 Bonus Campbell Soup Labels for Education Bonus Points
6 SpaghettiO’s + 6 Tomato Soup – $.39 each (Limit 6 of each) = $4.68
I used 2 $.40/3 SpaghettiO’s coupon from the 8/29 SmartSource Insert
Total: $3.08 for all 12
4 Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup – $.79 = $3.16
I used 1 $.40/4 Campbell’s coupon from the 9/12 SmartSource Insert
Total: $2.36 for all 4
2 Pop Secret – $1.67 each = $3.34
I used 1 $.50/2 Pop Secret coupon from the 8/29 Red Plum Insert
Total: $2.34 for both
This deal rolled off the shelf prices – after coupons I paid $7.78 for all of those products PLUS I got the 500 bonus points.
Betty Crocker Deal: For every 6 products you purchase, the price for all products drops from $1.49/each to $.99/each
Bought 5 each of the following: Frosting, Cake Mix, Bisquick, Warm Delights
Bought 10 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix
Total: Bought 30 products (so 5 groups of 6) @ $.99/each = $29.70
I used the following coupons:
5 $.50/1 Bisquick coupons from the 8/8 SS Insert (All 5 were FREE after coupons and doubling
5 $.75/1 Warm Delights coupons from the 8/8 SS Insert (All 5 were FREE after coupons and doubling
5 $.75/2 Supreme Brownie Mix coupons from the 8/8 SS Insert (All 10 were $.24 each after coupons and doubling
5 $.75 off any Cake Mix AND Frosting from the 8/8 SS Insert (All 10 were $.24 each after coupons and doubling
Total out of pocket spending for all 30 products: $4.80
THEN! I used the $5 Kraft Cheese catalina left over from free cheese mania 2 weeks ago.
It was one of those days that I couldn’t help but grin as I left the store.
Be sure to check out all of this week’s Acme matchups.