Double Coupon Adventure
Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 6:12 am
The area that I live in is devoid of stores that double coupons, or so I thought. None of the large chain grocery stores double coupons, but I recently heard of a local grocery store that does. After hearing this news I had to check it out.
Since it is a local store, the ads are pretty limited, so I really had to go into the store to see the deals. Before going I printed out my spreadsheets that have my coupons listed alphabetically by category and headed for the store. When I walked through the doors I started looking at price tags, which is when I really saw the potential of double coupons! I methodically went through the store and matched up the sales to my coupons (a lengthy process). This was my first trip to this store, so I wasn’t going to buy two weeks’ worth of groceries, but I did want to use the coupons I had effectively.
Here is the breakdown of the stuff I took home:
2 Alexia all natural Fries: $3.19 each
3 Bagel Bites $3.29 each on sale for $1.99
1 propel Water $5.79 on sale for $3.29
3 Emerald Breakfast on the go $3.99 on sale for $2.99
1 Old El Paso taco shells $2.29 on sale for $1.29
4 Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meat $2.99 on sale for $2.50
1 Mission Tortillas $2.99 on sale for $1.79
1 Digiorno Pizza and Wings: $9.99 on sale for $4.99
Total before coupons and sales: $61.24
I paid: $17.45
Mt savings totaled 72%!
I only paid $0.50 each for the lunch meat and the Bagel Bites were FREE! I did learn something the hard way: Read the coupon policy thoroughly. This store only doubles 3 coupons for each item. They did not double one of my lunch meat coupons, so I ended up paying $1.50 instead of $0.50
Since it is a local store the prices are a little higher than large chain grocery stores, but it is the perfect place to go when there is a great matchup! I am a big believer in going to a store that is inexpensive where you can get everything you need, but making special trips here and there for a great bargain is a smart idea too!