I got my Saturday paper, clipped everything I would be buying anyway and then set off to Harris Teeter. This week was Triple Coupon week, so they would triple any coupon up to $0.99. Cha-ching! I normally try to spend $100 a week on food, so I was thrilled when my I spent $70 and saved $60. And I bought more than enough food for the week!
My best deals were: 3-pack boneless chicken breast, buy 1 get 2 free! and I had a 0.55 coupon for sara lee bread which was on sale for $1.50 so with my tripled coupon it was free.
I then decided to do a little reading about Food Lion and Walgreens and I went yesterday to get a few things. What I really love is that I only bought things I NEED, no spending just because it's on sale.
At Walgreens I bought Walgreens Multivitamins (on sale for $3 with $3 Register Rewards) and Crest Toothpaste (on sale for $1.99 with $1 RR). Total spent: $5 Register Rewards (a coupon for that amount in free product to spend on your next transaction) Earned: $4 I then used my $4 RR to buy a 12 pk of Cottonelle which was on sale for $5 and then a $1 coupon in the April coupon book in the store...you got it, Free!
Three items: Vitamins, Toothpaste and Toilet Paper for $5, yay!
At Food Lion I bought ALL Laundry detergent (on sale for $4 and I had a $2 coupon), Lance Crackers (on sale for $2 and I had a $1 coupon), and Snuggle dryer sheets (on sale for $2.99 and I had a $3 coupon...free again!).
Three Items: Laundry Detergent, Lance Crackers and dryer sheets for $3.
If you total that up, I've spent $80. What will I do with my extra cash...I think I'll splurge on an Old Navy arty cardi (just this week to reward myself, hehe). On sale for $15 and then I'll use this printable coupon for 30% off.
And I'm still under budget...oh yeah, I'm hooked!