Thursday, July 7, 2011

7.6 Couponing

Ok, how did it become July already? Not that summer is even close to over here in the South, but I'm dreading all the "Back to School" commercials we'll start seeing, school supplies lined up in bins at Wal-Mart, and fall clothing lines creeping their way back into the stores. I just started to get my tan for heaven's sake!

Anyway, yesterday after work I went to my Harris Teeter to do some coupon shopping. I use Southernsavers.com to get my list going. I didn't see too many coupon deals that I was excited about, but I wanted to go anyway since usually I can find deals that aren't posted anywhere online. I had a lot of eVic coupons, which again are store coupons that I can load onto my customer card and they come off the bill when they scan my card.

I also want to explain how if this was a shopping trip of an Extreme Couponer on the show, how they may have been able to get this purchase for much less using "overages" that some stores of their grocery stores allow (Harris Teeter does NOT). I had coupons for $3 off any Aussie or Herbal Essence styling product, they were on sale for $2.50 each, meaning there would be and extra .50cents of the coupon that could be applied as money off the total bill. Now, Extreme Couponers normally have around 20 of the same coupon...so they would buy 20 of the product for free, and have $10 in overage that they could just take off the grocery bill.

Here is what I got:

-1 half gallon of milk ($2.69, no coupon)
-2 bottles Gillette body wash
-1 Gillette deoderant
-2 boxes Raisin Bran cereal
-2 bags Wacky Mac Veggie Pasta
-2 bottles Aussie conditioner
-1 bottle Aussie shampoo
-2 bottles Herbal Essence hair spray
-1 bottle Herbal Essence volume mousse
-2 rolls paper towels
-2 packs boneless pork chops
-1 bottle Crest mouthwash
-1 3-pack Ivory soap

Spent: $21.87                     Saved: $53.58

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