Coupon Crissy’s Memorial Day Shopping Success!
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 11:12 am
Memorial Day is here and I couldn’t wait to shop the sales! My husband and I decided to throw a Memorial Day party. I was so excited about it but parties can be expensive! I was a little bit hesitant until I opened up the sales for that week and saw my potential savings. Now you know I shop for everything I need, not just what I have great coupons for so I did all of my shopping for the party and for my husband and I for the next week and a half or so.
I went to 3 separate stores which I do not usually do but throwing a party requires a little more planning. Plus all of the stores are within a mile of each other so I can’t complain. One of the stores doubles coupons but they have some stipulations in their coupon policy.
1. They only double coupons that are $1.00 or under in value.
2. If doubling the coupon exceeds the items value the coupon only counts for face value. (I ran into this a lot this last trip)
3. They will only double 3 coupons per product.
My trip was very successful! I was able to purchase $236.13 worth of items for $54.36. This was a savings of $187.77 or 79%. I purchased brand name items, nuts, meat, produce, organic and more! Fortunately I had sodas and juice in my small stockpile. Also, a friend of mine is a farmer so he sometimes brings over produce and I trade him for items I have gotten for free or dirt cheap with coupons. That is how I got the veggies to make my pasta salad. We had corn on the cob, pasta salad and hotdogs for the BBQ. I had my trip planned out to spend $32.00 on $120.00 worth of product but not all of the deals were advertised so I made sure to take advantage of the match ups I saw once I was in the store. I have attached my list of savings for you to see. My trip took 3 hours but it paid off in the end. Make sure to take advantage of those Memorial Day deals!