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2nd trip with coupons - this is hard work!

I needed a ton of things this week - and had a lot (for me, not compared to some of you pros!) of coupons to use. I spent hours getting my binder all set up - it made such a difference! However, definitely glad I went without the kids this time

Here is what I got...

Quaker Oats .95 $1/1 q = .05 overage
Poptarts (4) 1.50 each 2 $2/2 q = .50 a box
Supreme brownie mix (2) 1.50/box - $1/2 q = $1 a box
Caprisun Water 1.69 10 pk $1/2 q = 1.19/box
Skippy Natural PB 6 @ 1.77 ea - 6 q .75/1 q = 1.02/jar
Ocean spray drink mix BOGO 1.77 each = .88 box
Keebler cookies 2.07 $1/1 = 1.07
Special K cereal 3.31 $1.50/1 = 1.81
Orville R popcorn 1.50 $1/1 q = .50
Lays baked chips 2.12 ea $1/1 = 1.12/bag
Fruit 2 O water .89 - 12 Free coupon = 12 free
All detergent 3.99 $2/1 = 1.99
Cascade gel 3.49 $1/1 = 2.49 (this still seems really high)
Scotties tissues @ @ 1.05/box 2 q $1/1 = .05 ea
Windex 2 @ 2.25 - 2 $1/1 q = 1.25 ea (wasn't sure on this "deal")
Dixie napkins 1.99 .55/1 q = 1.44 (did not seem to be a great value)
Organic milk 2 @ 3.29 2 $1/1q = 2.29 ea (SOOO nice to have a coupon for this!)
WW cream cheese 1.59 $1/1 q = .59
Lenders bagels 2 @ 1.19 ea - $1/2 q = .69 ea
Ore Ida Fries 2 @ 2.00 ea - $1/2 q = 1.50 ea
Yoplus 4 pack 2 @ .99 ea - 2 $1/1 q = .01 overage!!!
Oscar Meyer shaved deli meat 2 @ 2.25 - 2 $1/1 q = 1.25ea
Pilsbury frozen biscuits 2 @ 1.99 ea - $1/1 q - 1.49ea
Velveta 3.50 - $1/1 q = 2.50 (last time I paid 5.80 for this!!!)

and then things w/o coupon
bleach (next time will be with a coupon!)
lettuce
onions
carrots
peppers
apples
bananas
bread
sausage (I know there must be coupons - I couldn't find any though!)
gatorade (it pained me to buy this w/o a coupon - but dh really wanted it)

There were several other things on my list but they were out of them...
Mission Tortillas
Carefree liners
Wheat thins
Heinz 57 sauce
Eggs (seriously - they were OUT of eggs!)
Colgate (the one on special)

I used 42 coupons and saved $42.30 with them. For the most part, I was really pleased. Some of the produce was really high ($5.35 for 3 romaine - I get 6 at Costco for that!!) and there were some things that I needed that I didn't have a coupon for and that was a bummer - but overall, it was worth it.

I've learned so much from reading all of your posts - thank you!!! Who knows, one day I might even be brave to try to order cases on these overage deals!
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:34 AM

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Sounds like you did great! I get all my fruits and veggies from the farmer's market (or Aldis has cheap ones too! It is DEFINITELY worth the savings to travel!) if you have those available to you.

It doesnt take bravery to order cases - just persistance and determination
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Think about how much you'll be saving this time next year!
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Great job! It does get "easier" although I find it's always time consuming - but there is nothing better than saving all this money on your everyday stuff!!!
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Way to shop that store! It does get easier over time, if you stay on top of it. I have let the coupons pile up for a couple weeks and felt like I was swimming in coupons. Now I do them right away on Sunday, while DH is watching sports of some kind. I know it is harder to do if you have kids also. I had mine helping as soon as they were old enough, now I'm on my own with them grown and out of the house.
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Out of eggs? That's crazy...great job, tho.
I know! There were some cases but they had all been opened and lots of broken eggs. Went back yesterday and they were fully stocked - this happens a lot here by the end of the day. I have to go first thing in the morning to get some items (like organic milk) or they will be out of it by day's end.

I'm bummed - it seems like my store doesn't stock the mission tortillas. I did get the carefree liners - and they were just .88 here so that was a .12 overage.

I also got free Raisin Bran. It was only 1.86 and with the $2 off Post coupon, it was free with overage.
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You did great! I know what you mean about being pained when you have to buy something without a Q when you know there's one out there for that item. So funny how a couponers brain works! Still, you had a super trip and I'm sure you'll just do better and better each trip!
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Sounds like you did good. My commissary is always out of eggs too or they have a ton of broken cartons.
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