Adventures in Couponing.

Posted by Michelle on January 15th, 2012 . Filed under: Couponing .

Welcome welcome to my exhausting but very successful couponing day.

My daughter and I started the morning off at the Walmart just to get a few things.  But they had Christmas clearance that we had to check out first.  All holiday apparel was $1.  A buck! – wahoo!  I got 12 items – turtlenecks and shirts for my daughter and my niece, pajamas and a cardigan for me, and some shirts for my mom and my aunt.  Christmas 2012 is over halfway done and on the super cheap.  Love.  Now, I am not really in to clothes from Walmart, but $1 for those fun holiday things that you just wear at Christmastime, I am totally not a snob about.

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Libby’s fruit.  I don’t know how I amassed so many of these coupons, but I still have some left even after this trip.  I think they must have put them out a few weeks in a row, and the expiration date isn’t until March.  These are $1.12 a can, the coupon is for $1 off 2 which doubles and makes these 12-cents a can.  36 cans at regular price would have cost me $40.32.  I paid $4.32 for them – an 89% savings.  Or look at it this way:  for less than the price of 4 of them, I got 36!

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Libby’s vegetables.  Not as great of a deal as the fruit, but 25-cents a can which is the best price I have ever gotten for name-brand canned veggies.

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Milk was $2.39, doubled 75-cents and got 2 gallons of milk for 89-cents each.  Free floss with no doublers – using $1 off any Oral B floss.  And my son gave me money to get him some batteries – and I had coupons – so I got these for $1.49 and $1.88 after coupons and doublers.

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Then it was off to Albertsons where we scored some major deals.  Like 2-liters of Pepsi products.  I had coupons for $2 off 2.  They were on sale 10 for 10.  That got me 20 bottles for free.

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Taco kits had coupons on them for $1 off which I doubled and got these for 49-cents each.  The Christmas cookie dough was marked down to 99-cents with 55-cent coupons on them which doubled = free.  And the cream puffs which are my kryptonite were on sale for $4.99, doubled 75-cents and got them for $3.50.  Not the deal of the century but for the proverbial last hurrah before getting back on the skinny train, they were well worth it 😉

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Strawberry Philly cream cheese was marked down to 99-cents.  I doubled 50-cent coupons and they were free.  Same thing with the Lunchables.  Dean’s dip was on sale for $2, doubled $1 and it was free.  The Johnsonville sausages were $3.99, doubled $1 and they were $1.99 each.

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Minute Maid Coolers were $2.50, doubled $1 and they were 50-cents a box.  The juices were on sale for $2, doubled $1 and they were free.  And the donuts were $2.49, doubled $1 and they were 49-cents – cheap breakfast for us on the ride home.

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Willy Wonka Nerds were free after coupons and doublers.  As were the pretzels and the Knorr Mexican soups.  The balsamic was on sale for $2.99, doubled $1 and they were 99-cents.  Love me some balsamic vinegar.

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On a previous store visit, I had a coupon print out for $1 off any soap.  Store coupons can’t be doubled.  So I got the Ivory pack and paid 59-cents for it.  The Crest was on clearance for 89-cents, doubled a 75-cent Crest coupon and they were free.  The Crest mouthwashes and the Carmexes are for our little “Project VA” we are doing as a family this year and will give to the veterans at the VA hospital come Christmas – they were all free after coupons and doublers.  Same thing with the 1 random Axe product and the Wet Wipes.  The Shout wipe pack was like 19-cents after coupon and doubler.

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While I was at the checkstand I noticed this clearance gum.
I didn’t have these coupons on me but knew I had them and they were for $1-off.

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So I sent my husband and my son back to get 10 packs for free – no doublers needed – and with the $2.60 in overage they each got a pop.

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And because I was so whooped, after going through more coupons at home and matching to what I had seen at Walmart, I sent my husband and son back for free toothbrushes and free toothpaste, and 18-cent tea (after coupons and doublers).

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And I swung back by Albertsons the next day to pick up the free vitamins that I had ordered, and got free Ricola and another pack of free gum (after coupons and doublers).

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1 Response to Adventures in Couponing.

  1. Michele aka Derbylea

    Dang girl, what a haul!!! You did great.

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