I did end up going to the grocery store today. I did much better than I have done with my “couponing” and I wanted to document it and also share the best deals that I got so others can get them. I had trouble finding some of the things that I read about on other blogs, but overall I did pretty well. I spent $172 total at all the stores I went to. This included Kroger, Walmart & Rite Aid.
I stocked up on diapers (which I used $9.50 in coupons on) at Rite Aid for Kameron and the baby since they were having a deal where you spend $40 on Kimberly Clark products and get $10 in Up Rewards for a later purchase. I didn’t have a Rite Aid rewards card, so I got one. I am still a little unsure of how to use the rewards, but I ended up with $14 for later purchases! Plus, if I take their survey online I can get $3 off my next $15 purchase. So basically, it sounds like I’ll be able to get $17 of free merchandise when I go next time. This would be awesome!
At Kroger I saved 53% which I think is pretty good. My best deals are listed below:
Free: 6 boxes of Ronzoni Pasta (it’s on sale for 49 cents a box with the buy 10/get $5 off and then I used coupons for $1 off 2 boxes); 2 cans Crushed Red Gold Tomatoes (on sale for 49 cents each with a coupon for $1 off 2)
Other good deals: French’s Spicy Brown Mustard (part of the buy 10 and a Kroger coupon); American Cheese Slices (part of the buy 10 plus a coupon for $1 off); GM Cereals (some of these are on sale and with coupons they are good prices); Jazz Apples are 99 cents a pound; 2 whole fryer chickens for under $10 total; Ritz Munchable Pretzel Crackers for 99 cents each (part of the buy 10 special, plus coupons for $1 off each box); Naturemade Vitamin D $10.99 for 2 bottles (BOGO free, plus $1 off NM Vitamin D, plus $3 off any NM product)
The other things I bought were good prices for the items, but nothing special. The above were my best Kroger purchases!
At Walmart I didn’t have as much luck with great deals, but I did use a lot of coupons. My best deals are below:
Under $1: Ken’s Salad Dressing (92 cents each with coupon); Kikkoman Soy Sauce (74 cents with coupon); Mentos Gum (29 cents with coupon); Uncle Ben’s Rice (54 cents with coupon); Totino’s pizzas ($1 each after coupon); Suave Deodorant (47 cents after coupon)
A couple of other deals (to me anyway!): 4 cans Campbell’s Chunky Soup ($1.30 each after coupon); 3 boxes Hamburger/Chicken Helper ($1.25 a box after coupon); 46 ounce cans V8 ($1.54 each after coupon)
So, you be the judge. Did I get some good deals? Any suggestions on how to do even better? I’d love to be able to buy a cart full of groceries for $10, but I just don’t understand how to do it! It seems like there are just too many things that we need that aren’t on sale or that I can’t find coupons to get. Some things I just never see coupons for. Let me know if I’m missing something! Have a wonderful day! :)