Sunday, February 22, 2009

So, a friend of mine asked me to go out shopping again...

I met a really nice woman on HCW and we decided to go and do the KMart Doubling Event.

First of all, they were OUT of everything! Second, they are so overpriced I was in sticker shock. Finally, they didn't double a handful of my coupons, so I overpaid. After discussing it with my husband, we decided not to return the items, but instead I will not do Kmart doubling anymore. I have had many bad experiences with Kmart so I feel that I have given them enough chances. Thankfully, my coupon friend did a great job, so I was thrilled for her! She also traded me some stockpile stuff! THANK YOU!!

************UPDATE 2/25/09******************
Kmart called me! The manager of the store talked to me. We tried to figure out why my recipet was off. We found it. It was missing 3 $1.00 coupons and one item was over priced by $1.00 (I bought 2 of that item, which would be $2.00 dollars) So that is where my $8.00 was that I couldn't account for.

Anyways, the manager was very nice. He admitted that they were out of everything because Sunday morning, they were hit so hard with coupon shoppers ( not really his fault) and many of the couponers were buying more then the 4 item limit). He said that he wishes Kmart had a better way to handle the coupons at the register.
Anyways, he is sending me a $10.00 gift card for my troubles!! YEAH!!! THANK YOU KMART!

So, here is my trip:

Kotex Liners
2 bottles of Gillette Shampoo
4 10 pack bags of Twin Select Razors
2 bags of Halls
4 boxes of 3pks of Rolaids
1 Roll of Johnson and Johnson Medical Tape
2 boxes of J&J Gauze
2 cans of Lysol
3 packs of 4 count Shick Extreme Razors
1 pack of Good Night pull ups
10 cans of Clearanced cat food
3 packs of Juicy Fruit Gum

Total Before Coupons: $81.80
Total After Coupons: $29.70

Still a 64% savings. I figured I should have had about $8 more dollars off from coupons. But, most of those things were things I needed.

Next Stop:

( AGAIN!!! LOL!)
1 bottle of Excedrin
1 cute stuffed animal doggie ( for myself, 90% off!)
11 pencils
2 rolls of Reynolds wrap

Total before coupons and clearance: $12.46
After clearance and coupons: 2.95
And I got a RR back for $1.00

JC Penney's
3 pack of Boys Underware ( my son is very happy right now!!LOL..)
Before coupons: 7.99
After coupons: 3.15

2 boxes of Pop Tarts
2 boxes of Fruit Snacks
2 doz eggs
6 cans of cat food
1 box of Glucerna Cereal
3 Ham Steaks
9 Schick Razors
7 Snapple Teas
1 package of Pork Chops
1 packs of Brats
1 packs of Pork Steaks
2 cans of OJ
1 Bath Buddy Bar
2 Reuseable Shopping bags

Total Before coupons: $72.17
After Coupons: $17.02

Also, I got 10 cans of Tomato Paste and 2 packs of Chuck Cheese from my coupon friend that I went with today in exchange for some coupons!

We are so welled stocked right now, the nice thing is that even with my husband being out of work, we have so much food right now. We got our tax refunds back and were able to put the entire amount in our emergency fund. This will help us during the summer I am not working. I have one more shopping trip planned. That will happen on Wednesday, then I should be done for a long while!!!

Yesterday, I spent $35.94 OOP and today I spent $52.82. So in two days all these groceries cost $88.76. Not a bad weekend.



JennD said...

So where on earth do you find coupons for Cook's ham steaks?

Frugalmommie said...

I had coupons for $2.00 off any ham purchase. The Ham steaks were the cheapest I could find. They ranged around $2.40 to $2.80 cents. So, after coupon they were 40 to 80 cents each.
I will take those along with the free veggies from before to make some very cheap dinners.

Frugalmommie said...

Oh, Sorry, I realized I didn't really answer your question! The coupons were from a packet of coupons. There was $2.00 off any ham, $1.00 off any eggs and $1.00 off any OJ. I got the coupons from there. Does that answer your question?

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.