Don't forget to check the Price Chopper ad or website for coupons that you load to your card (these don't double).I start off every Sunday with a big pot of coffee and the local paper. I gather a paper and pen, my coupon binder, my favorite Wescott scissors and any coupons I've collected or printed off through the week. I check the coupons in the paper and see if it is worth buying a second paper. Since there were doublers (that you can only get in the paper, not at the store), I headed to the local gas station and grabbed another paper and local paper that just carries the ad. I ended up with 2 sets of coupons and 4 Price Chopper ads/8 doublers.
|Sorting the paper out.|
I then clip the coupons together and sort them as I clip to save me some time later. Time is money with couponing and if you don't have an efficient system you won't appreciate or make the savings.
|Sorted coupons. I sort according to my binder-Health and beauty, dairy, pantry, deli, produce.|
Once I am done clipping I sort the coupons away in my binder. The whole process to this point should take about an hour and a few cups of coffee! Then I read the ad and write a list of what I need, what is on sale and what I have coupon for that is going to make a good deal. Then I head on over to www.iamthatlady.com , she has helped me save thousands of dollars on groceries with her match ups. I look through the Price Chopper match up and see what I missed and print off some coupons if needed.
|I spotted this deal right away. Bumbleebee has a new fresh seafood entree. With the in ad coupon and the coupon that came in the paper you save $5. I picked up the salmon with pesto. It has two servings. I'll let you know how it tastes!|
So here is today's trip. I won't do this every time, but it gives you an idea of how I shop!
2 Powerade (coupon on my FB)
Tuna (SavingStar-will get money in my account later-not included in savings)
Dole chopped salad 1.50 with $1/1 coupon (no longer available) I LOVE THIS SALAD!
Premio Sausage- 2.88/2 packages- $4 off reduce meat ( sell by Jan. 14th) and 1 .55/1 premio coupon
Bumblebee Salmon- 4.99 after in ad and coupon from today's paper
Pantry (all the inside aisles of the store)
3 Ragu - 1.24/2- used in ad coupon (.99/1) and a 1.25/2 mfg. coupon.
8 Progresso Soup- B1G1 .52 each or 8/4.16. Used (3) .50/2 mfg. and a $2/8 SavingStar deposit.
3 Ronzoni Pasta- 3 boxes for .67 each
Celestial Tea- 1.29 a box. Used .75/1 mfg. that came in today's paper, it will double.
Special K- 1.10- Used .70/1 coupons.com
2 Uber LaraBars- .25 for 2. Used 75/2 mfg. and 75/2 SavingsStar
2 Pure Protein Bars- .86/2 . Used $1/2. They were marked down.
Dairy and Frozen
Gardein Chick Fingers- Marked down to 2.83, had $1/1 coupons.com
3 Arm and Hammer Laundry Soaps- 1.32 each. Used $1/3 from A&H website and doubler
this sale cycles maybe every 8-10 weeks.I only use this soap and stock up on when it goes on sale. I now have 4 bottles of it.
2 A&H dryer sheets- 1.98/2 used $1/2 from A&H website and doubler.
2 Windex Touch up- $3/2. Used B1G1 mfg. from today's paper. Its a new product and I am curious to see how it works.
I will be getting another $3.94 in savings in my SavingStar account.
Later this week I plan on stocking up on
Yoplait Greek Yogurt 10/$10- Use (2) $1/5 and doublers plus $1 SavingStar- 10 for $5.
Another Bumblee Seafood Entree
Mrs. T Pierogies - 3 boxes for $4 with $1/3 and doubler
Dole Jarred Fruit- .50 each with $1/1 and doubler
Overall my 3 hours of work will save me about $90 this week, or about $30/hour. When you look at the money you save as money you earn you can justify the few hours a week!
Let me know your questions and comments!