Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The joys of couponing

One of the things I LOVE about couponing is that I don't have to hit every sale...I actually took the last couple weeks off...didn't hit any of the sales, didn't even go to Albertsons for their double coupons (gasp!). We finally have enough of a stockpile built up, that it's okay if I'm not a super shopper every week and just get the fresh produce for a week here and there.

That being said, I did sneak off to Safeway today in hopes of hitting the Ziploc sale. The buy 4 containers and they are 1.99 each. Thankfully they were very well stocked, my purchases didn't even dent their inventory!

Here's how it turned out...

16- Ziploc Containers
6-Carefree Pantiliners
12-Vitamin Waters
Bunch of Bananas

Before Coupons, Doubles, & Club Card this would have cost $84.31

I spent $7.74 AND got back a $4 catalina for my next purchase.

The cashier even said, "Wow, will you teach me how to shop?"

Glad to see I haven't lost my couponing prowess after a couple weeks off!

Are you ready to learn yet?


Whitney said...

SO... they don't double coupon at stupid VONS.... but I need some ziploc stuff.... what coupons did you use for that?

Karilyn said...

$0.55/1 Ziploc container from SS 5/16


$1.50/2 Ziploc Container from SS 5/16

If you can't double, use the $1.50/2...

Buy 4, pay $4.96, get $4 catalina...
roll to another transaction of 4 and pay $0.96, get $4 catalina.