Shopping Trip Details – See The Savings
It has been a while since I posted details from one of my shopping trips. Problem is I don’t have time to do much with coupons from April through October because I am always traveling. But the stockpile from the other months helps to get us through the traveling months.
Today we shopped at Stop and Shop. Now I am not an Extreme Couponer – although my kids say I am and are very proud of that label. I am just someone who can’t stand wasting money on groceries when time and effort can allow me to get supplies for a whole lot less. It does take some life changes such as living off what you have versus shopping for what you want. But we have no fear that we will ever run out of food if there is some sort of major crisis.
I will list the details below but before I do – you may wonder what in the world I will do with so many boxes of cereal. My kids eat it for breakfast but I also bag up portion sizes and leave them in a basket on the table. They eat them like popcorn and it keeps them away from cookies, ice cream or other such fattening items. Plus my in-laws live downstairs and they love cereal too. In addition – I have several other extended families that we supply too whenever we can.
Without further delay:
First – everything was on sale and had a coupon and in several cases also had a store coupon.
4 Containers of Pampers Wipes (sale and mfg coupons)
40 Yoplait Yogurts (sale and mfg coupons)
1 Hillshire Smoked Sausage (sale, store and mfg coupon)
1 Chips Ahoy (sale and store coupon)
1 Jumbo Canteloupe (sale and store coupon)
21 Canine Carryouts Dog Treats (sale and mfg coupons)
1 All Detergent (sale, store and mfg coupon)
4 Cheerios (sale and mfg coupons)
7 Multigrain Cheerios (sale and mfg coupons)
4 Cocoa Puffs (sale and mfg coupons)
1 Cookie Crisp (sale and mfg coupons)
1 Honey Nut Cheerio (sale and mfg coupons)
1 Fiber One (sale and mfg coupons)
2 Lucky Charms (sale and mfg coupons)
1 Halo Oranges Bag (sale and mfg coupon)
1 Perdue Oven Ready Chicken (just because I wanted it) (sale and mfg coupon)
Before sale and coupons $186.00 (rounded to the nearest penny)
Store coupons ($64.00)
Mfg Coupons (48.00)
Total Out of Pocket $74.00
Plus 300 extra gas points to save $.30 per gallon of gas
Plus 40 bonus box tops for my daughters school
We saved 60%