If you remember my article from last month, entitled Part-Time Couponing, you know that I do NOT buy a newspaper each week and I don’t spend a lot of time clipping & organizing coupons. Surprisingly, none of the coupons I used on my supermarket couponing trip today came from a newspaper insert, but I was able to score some big bargains at Harvey’s today!
Each Tuesday, the Harvey’s ad comes to my mail box and I plan for a trip the next day. They have a few items on sale that is Wednesday only, then the rest are on sale for the week. Here’s the breakdown of what I got!
Here’s what I did to save big this trip!
Tide detergent (50-70 oz.) –2/$10; $2 off 1 coupon from Tide’s FB page, $1 off 1 coupon from P&G mailer; FINAL PRICE=2/$7 or $3.50 per bottle
Harvey’s or My Essentials Cubes, Chunks, or Shredded Cheeses (8 oz)–3/$5; FINAL PRICE=$1.67/bag
Mueller’s Pasta Regular or Thin Spaghetti or Elbows (16oz)–Buy 1 get 1 free (B1G1); two $0.55 off 1 coupons from Mueller’s website; FINAL PRICE=2/$2.48 or $1.24/box
You can see below that the GRAND TOTAL OOP was just $13.85 and savings of $17. 84.
If you watch your supermarket sale papers, you will notice a pattern to the products on sale and can plan your supermarket couponing trip accordingly. For example, I know that Harvey’s will have their cheese on sale every 4-6 weeks, so I try to stock up when it’s on sale (you can freeze shredded cheese). I also look out for B1G1 sales on products that I use and try to find coupons for those items. The product website is a great place to look for coupons! And of course, I always buy Tide when it’s a bargain.