I'm Back...With MORE Grocery Savings!

10:07 PM

Being laid up with a sore foot this week has basically set me back in my couponing trips to the store. I seriously could not do any walking whatsoever this week and today was my first day without people coming over to help me keep up with the children and housework. What a blessing though to have people who are willing to help out when you need it and believe me...I NEEDED it badly. So, today I ventured out to several stores and nailed some pretty sweet deals. Thrilled I was to get out again. :) On the other hand, I am beat tonight. Hee hee. Here are some of my favorite deals from today's trip.

Ok, so this wasn't a HUGE shopping trip. I had some coupons expiring soon and had to use them...thankfully the items they were for were on sale. In the above picture, here is what I saved:

Almond Breeze Iced Coffee:  Normally $4.99 - on sale for $3.99. I used two coupons for $1 off each and only paid $2.99 per carton.
Colgate Toothpaste: Normally $2.99/tube - on sale for 2/$5. I had two coupons for $1 off two. I purchased 4 tubes and paid $1.50/tube.
Sorrento String Cheese: $5.99/bag - on sale for BOGO. I had two coupons for $1 off and paid $4.99/2 bags and received 2 bags FREE.
Bryers Toppings: Normally $2.99/pouch or jar - on sale for $2.29 - I had 5 coupons for $1 off and so I purchased 5 pouches @ $1.29 each.
Jell-O 4-Pack Pudding Cups: Normally $2.99 each - on sale for 5/$10 ($2 each) - I had 5 coupons for $1.00 off and paid $1.00 each.
Kelloggs Pop Tarts: Normally $3.49/12 ct. box - on sale for $2/6. No coupons used...still a great buy. :)

Here is the run-down which includes some items not pictured.

Total bill BEFORE discounts/coupons: $91.26
Total bill AFTER discounts/coupons: $49.75
Total saved this trip: $42.47 


Now, we head to my Walgreens visit. I had some valuable Gillette Venus Buy One Get One Free Coupons & $5 off coupons expiring today that I wanted to use and I knew that Walgreens was probably my best bet for the highest discount. 
Proctor & Gamble coupons are very strict as to the number of coupons you can use per day, per visit. I am sure this drives big couponers absolutely nuts. This was frustrating when I got to the counter to pay for my razors, but it ended up working out...the cashier accepted two additional coupons so I could get my great discounts. Gillette Venus Razors were $5.99 each. The Gillette Venus Embrace Razor was $8.99 (they had run out of the blue ones). I used three BOGO coupons and got 6 razors total. Those coupons deducted $26.97 from my bill. Then, I used my two (I had three but their computer would only let me use two...this was probably because of the limit set on these coupons by the manufacturer) $5 off coupons on the razors that were purchased from the BOGO coupon. This took another $10 off my order. Total saved this trip: $36.97. Total paid: $5.09! That is a total savings of 95%!! I left the store feeling a bit depressed that they didn't take my third $5 off coupon which would have made my bill just $.09...but I was thankful that I purchased all of these fantastic razors for a little over five bucks!! 

Total bill BEFORE discounts/coupons: $42.06
Total bill AFTER discounts/coupons: $5.09
Total saved this trip: $36.97 

I would have to say I was pretty pleased with my $5 Gillette Razor bill...what a steal! Looking forward to better shopping trips like these in the future! How about you...what have you been doing to save money for your family this week? Leave a comment and let me know...I always love new ideas. :)

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