Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Price Chopper and Rite Aid Trip, saved 80%, spent $28.91 on $140.36 worth of merchandise!


(Missing from pic are 20 Up2U gums that will be going with me to my classroom as motivators for my students!)

Here is a breakdown of what I did at each store today:
Rite Aid
27 Up2U Gum, reg. $1.49, sale $1, used 27 $1 coupons (broken into 7 transactions, as you can use 4 like coupons per transaction at Rite Aid.)=ZERO
1 Dasani 1 liter reg $1.99, sale 88 cents, used $1 RA December Video Value coupon adjusted to 88 cents=ZERO
1 Goldfish Crackers $1, sale 90 cents (save 10% of shelf price with silver discount)
1 Mr. Goodbar 99, sale 69 cents
used $1 +UP that was going to expire to pay for Goldfish and Mr. Goodbar
Total before coupons and sales=$44.91
Total after coupons and sales=59 cents plus tax (I had a $10 Rite Aid gift card, so all went on this, so zero out of pocket)

Price Chopper  (I used 8 $1 double coupons.  I did two transactions back-to-back, took the groceries to my car, and did an additional two transactions.  My store will let you use 4 doublers at a time if you split your order into 2 transactions.)  I worked VERY hard to abide by the 50% rule. Your coupons will not double if you save more than 50% off the shelf price.  I strategically placed the Olay Soap, Relish and Milk & Meat to stay above that mark when doubling, and made sure to hand over my below $1 double coupons FIRST.  I've included the order I handed everything to the cashier so you can see.  I hand over all below $1 double coupons first, then the others.

Transaction 1:
NY Garlic Knots $3.19 reg, sale $1.99
PC Fruit Cup $1.79
4 Campbell's Soup Microwave Bowls $2.19 each reg, sale each $1
1 Olay Soap $1
Clear Value Relish $1.49
V8 Fusion Smoothie $3.99, sale $2.50
USED:
(2) 50cents/2 Campbells Microwave Bowls, doubled to $1 each
$1 Olay
$1 PC Fruit (from baby mailer)
$1 NY Garlic Knots, WITH $1 doubler (took off $1.99, as there is no overage)
$1 V8 Fusion Smoothie, WITH $1 doubler
Total before sales/coupons=$20.31
Total after sales/coupons=$4.86, get $1.25 OYNO from buying 4 Campbell's microwave bowls

Transaction 2:
4 Campbell's Soup Microwave Bowls $2.19 each reg, sale each $1
2 Campbell's Kettle Soups $3.59 each reg, sale $3
USED:
(2) 50cents/2 Campbells Microwave Bowls, doubled to $1 each
(2) $1 Campbell's Kettle soups, WITH (2) $1 doubler
Total before sales/coupons=$16.94
Total after sales/coupons=$4.00, got $1.25 OYNO from buying 4 Campbell's microwave bowls, and $1 OYNO from buying 2 Campbell's Kettle soups

Transaction 3:
4C Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs $2 each reg, Rain Check $3/2
2 PC Yogurt 50cents (bought to keep total above 50%)
V8 Fusion Smoothie $3.99 reg, sale $2.50
(4) Kleenex Cool touch $2.19 each reg, sale each $1.25
4 Olay Soap $1
USED:
(4) 50cent Kleenex Cool Touch, doubled to $1 each
(4) $1 Olay Soap
$1/2 4C Bread Crumbs, WITH $1 doubler (and rain check)
$1 V8 Fusion Smoothie, WITH $1 doubler
(2) $1.25 OYNO from Transaction 1 and 2
Total before sales/raincheck/coupons=$21.36
Total after sales/raincheck/coupons=$1.61

Transaction 4:
1 Captain Crunch $2
1 Quaker Oatmeal $3.49 reg, $2.50 sale
1 New York Garlic Knots $3.19 reg, $1.99 sale
2 Prego sauce $2.69 each reg, $1.68 each sale
1 Margherita Pepperoni $3.89 reg, $2.50 sale
1 Ground Beef $7.01
1 Beech Nut Toddler Snacks $1.49 reg, $1 sale
1 PC Yogurt 50 cents
4 Starkist Tuna Pouch $1.49 reg, $1.25 sale
1 Gallon Garelick Milk $3.73 reg, $2.99 sale
USED:
(4) 50 cent Starkist Pouch, doubled to $1
75c off 2 Prego, doubled to $1.50
$1.99 Quaker Oatmeal Price Chopper Coupon
$1 NY Garlic Knots, WITH $1 doubler
$1 Margherita Pepperoni, WITH $1 doubler
$1 Beech Nut Toddler Snacks
$1 OYNO from Transaction 2
Total before sales/coupons=$36.64
Total after sales/coupons=$17.85

Grand total at both stores before coupons/sales=$140.36
Grand total at both stores after coupons/sales $28.91!!!!
Savings of about 80%!

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