Saturday, April 23, 2011

Double Couponing Trip Today

Well, I went to Pick N Save. I spent $12.58 for $116.69 worth of groceries. :) And, like your comments on the other post, I bought alot of pasta! :)

In 3 transactions I bought:

10 boxes of Crackerfuls
8 cans of Friskies Canned Cat Food
2 boxes of Munchable Ritz Crackers
1 box of Coco Mix
3 bottles of SOBE life water
6 6pks of Daninos Yogart
30 envelopes of Kool Aid
2 frozen concentrates of Old Orchard Juice
2 Coffeemate Creamers
10 packages of speghetti noodles and pastas
2 packs of gum
4 containers of Silk Soy Milk
2 containter of butter

There was more that I wanted to buy, but unfortunely the shelves were CLEARED! I was shocked by how much shelve clearing there has been lately. So, do you think it's due to the economy? The awful coupon TV show? Or just people being greedy? What has been your experience at your store?

Happy Easter! Stay Frugal! Have Fun!


pennyscents said...

Double 10 days are always bad in the afternoon. A lot of things that are FREE ADC will be gone by the afternoon. My husband is an early riser, so I have him go around 7:30-8:00 in the morning with a detailed list, and back up coupons just in case they are out of something. The 23rd is the last Saturday that was announced that they are doing dbl 10, though. Unless you have an add, or something that I don't. Maybe they are extending it.

pennyscents said...

I didn't know that the Ritz Crackerfuls were part of the 5 for $10.00, or I would've picked some of those up too. Here is what I had my husband pick up today:

*7 Zest Body wash $2.00-$1.00 MC
*7 Zest bar soap $2.00-$1.00 MC
*3 Gain Dish Soap $1.19-$1.00 MC (did not double, B/C I didn't care about the only .19 cents that it would double too)
*4 Chinet paper plates $2.50-$1.00MC
*1 French's fried onions $3.29-.75MC
*6 bags Lays chips $1.99-.55MC (I did not have these coupons doubled; as there were other coupons that I wanted doubled over these $1.44 for a bag of chip is a good price, so we did stock up for a while. We have chips for dinner sometimes; they go well with sub sandwiches, BLT's, burger's, etc..)
*8 Creamette Quick/Cook $1.00-.55MC
*4 Scotties Tissue $1.00-.50 MC
*2 Wheat Thins Stix $2.50-$1.00MC
*2 Ritz Munchables $2.00-$1.00 MC
*4 Oscar Mayer Angus Beef hot dogs $3.00-$1.00 MC
*2 Roundy's sour cream $1.00
*1 10# ham
*1 bag onion $1.79
*1 jar fresh garlic $2.39
*1 donut .69 cents (this is what happens when you send your husband to the store! LOL! .69 cents is a small price to pay to make him happy! Well worth it!)

Grand total for everything after doing 4 transactions was: $33.87!!!
Yay!!! :)

To think that I was so lost about 3 yrs ago when I started doing this after seeing Angie on the news. It is possible!!! :)

Frugalmommie said...

Where did you get the $1.00 off Gain Dish Soap!???!!

And thank you for the compliment! I am glad that my TV Report inspired you!

pennyscents said...

I got the gain coupons out of a P&G mailer. It is a checkbook style book, and had coupons for each month. I think the month's were March, April, & May. I can't tell for sure, B/C I pulled off the previous months coupons that I did not use.

Jess said...

Fabulous deals. I noticed the shelves around here are getting bare too - I went for my first trip at 8:30 a.m. and everything I wanted was there. For my second and third trips, things were getting lean. I have a lot of stuff for my giveaway stockpile! The gain dish soap coupons I have gotten lately came in a P&G mailer. Love those. Used about 100 coupons so far. Might go back later after the kids go do bed.

Tracy said...

I've gone the last 3 weeks. The previous 2 weeks were really bad, really crowded and lots of items gone. Seems like everyone was using the same coupons! I went at 6:45 a.m. yesterday and it was much better. Shopping was actually peaceful. My mom tried to go in the afternoon and couldn't even find a place to park! I wish they doubled as many coupons as you want all the time like they do on those Extreme Couponing shows.

Frugalmommie said...

That is the problem with that show. The stores bend the rules for the TV cameras, but in real life, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
I am glad to hear you did so good. I am hoping that Pick N Save does this again! I really do buy more when they do the double couponing!!!

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.