Friday, March 19, 2010
I know there are a few people who are new to couponing that have been stopping by the blog so I thought this might be a good time to doing some sharing how how much you can save when you shop with coupons.
In the picture above you will see a total of 43 items. A total of 24 of them was on the buy 8 and get $4 off sale the rest was just things that I needed or had a coupon for. For instance, my family loves Kroger O.J. which was $3.99 today but you get what you like to get, sometimes.
Now I am going to share some of the good prices on the items that I purchased then I will tell you how much I paid for all 43 items together. First of all if you are new or if you just haven't gotten around to doing this and you plan on shopping at Kroger you need to go to www.kroger.com and register your card. As you spend at Kroger coupons will be sent to your home based on what you continue to purchase, so this is something that you really want to get started. Also you need to go to http://shortcuts.com and register your Kroger card for extra savings. Okay now to some of the better deals:
~International delight creamer x2 BIG bottles they were $1.99 (after the buy 8 sale) so $3.98 - $1 c = $2.98 for two
~Kraft cheese slices .99 (after 8 sale) I had $1 Kroger coupons and $1/2 Kroger coupons; the most I paid for the cheese was .50 a pack
~powerade .79, I had a coupon off of 3, can't remember the amount
~Ken's Dressing $1.49 - $1/2 coupon (so I bought 2...:)
~Betty Crocker icing $1.50 - .50 ic that was doubled, then .50 from Shortcuts made it FREE
~Betty Crocker cookie mix $2 - .40 ic, doubled, plus .40 on Shortcuts made it .80
Again look at the picture to see all that I was able to purchase and my total, drum roll please: $53.24!!!!
I also purchased gas and Kroger, and just to let you know when you purchase $100 worth of groceries at Kroger you will receive .10 a gallon off of your gas, well I don't know how or why but today I received .30 off a gallon!!! That made my gas $2.27 a gallon!
Please of my purchases Kroger gave me some coupons for another time they are:
~$1 off of 5 Lean Cuisine meals
~$1 c. Smart Balance butter (this is on sale for $1.49 this week)
~$10 off of $30 of Office Max ink (Office Max takes old ink cartridges, each one you give them will allow you to receive $3 in Maxperks rewards, which will be emailed to you once a month and can be used as a coupon in the store, head over to www.officemax.com to sign up for this)
~20% off of Payless shoes
~.50/2 Smart Balance butter
~$2/2 Nestle coffeemate creamers
While this post is mainly about Kroger I wanted to share that I went to Target as well today and they have clearance all over the store. Many aisles had clearance items available.
~1 GB zip drive for $4.48
~Engerizer batteries 4 pack AAAs, $3.04 - $1 Target c. - $1 manu. c. = $1.04
~Duracell batteries 16 pack AAAs $6.98 - $1 Target c. on packages = $5.98
~Trident gum clearanced down
~Kashi cereal $3.49 a box use Target coupon for buy 2 get one free and then Kashi printable coupon $1.50 on one box $5.48 for three boxes or $1.83 a piece
~Buy 4 kelloggs cereals for 4/$10 and get a $5 GC
~$2 Act II popcorn buy 2 get a free 2 liter pop, coupon for the free 2 liter is on the boxes, I had a $1/2 coupon on the popcorn, paid $3 for the two 8 pk. popcorn plus the 2 liter drink
~kids bathroom cups by Solo on clearance for $1.68 - .75 c = .93
Make sure to walk around and see what they have.
I hope this helps some of you that are just learning to save money in this way.