Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It worked!

So, we had a great time last night at our Grocery Smarts class. Thanks to all who were able to come. If you couldn't come and want to have the lady come teach a class to your friends/family/ward, you can find her here.
The key that uses is combining manufacturers coupons with sales, and store coupons too, where possible. That way the item is already on its best price when you use a coupon on it to get it even cheaper.
I just started getting the newspaper on Sunday, so my coupon inventory isn't huge yet, but I decided to start with Walgreen's since they have their own coupons from their ad, take manf. coupons/ printables, and have a monthly in-store coupon book. You can use up to 3 coupons ON ONE ITEM THERE! I just made a quick list from grocerysmarts and headed out to try it. HOLY CRAP! IT WORKS!!
I paid in two separate transactions because the Pepsi gave me a $5 coupon for my next purchase, and there were a few other things that had limits, so I broke those into two groups. Here's what I got:
5-12 packs Pepsi, 4 boxes Kleenex, 4 rolls Bounty paper towels, 5 pkg Halls cough drops, 4 cans Glade air freshener, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, Lysol wipes, 2 boxes Fiber One bars .
For all of that I paid 34.47 and saved 35.04 off their regular prices!
They were out of a few other things, so tomorrow I will go back and get (or demand a rain check for) Oust Air sanitizer for FREE, Scrubbing bubbles flushable wipes for .89 each, and Fantastik cleaner for .89 each. Yeah!!
In case you are wondering if it was hard or time-consuming, I was in and out in 20 minutes (because I actually had and used a list) and I had my 4 and 2 yr old with me. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Hillary said...

Oh wow, that looks like it really works great! Sorry I couldn't come last night, Steve didn't get home until after 7:00 and Emma never napped yesterday so she was too grumpy to make Tim watch her. You'll have to give me some pointers on the website so I can be a shopping guru like you.

Tara said...

I too want to be a shopping guru and you and I won't even compete for the same stores, how about that? Can't wait to hear all about it!


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