Stocking Up, Saved Over $45

@andriaperry (30898)
Anniston, Alabama
October 7, 2017 9:31pm CST
Today was one of the rare stocking up shopping trips I do. Since most coupons now are little to no value its hard to stock up. I usually do not do much on the food side and more on the non food. I got : 16 cans of diced del monte tomatoes - $1.52 each 3 large jars of Ragu cheese sauce - 3.39 ach 2 bags of Tyson chicken strips - 8.99 each 2 Devour meals - $3.89 each Total = $62.40 I did two transactions. #1 - Buy 8 Del Monte tomatoes buy one get one free - use 1.00 off 2 store coupons = .26 each can Buy 2 bags of Tyson chicken buy one get one free - Use 2.50 off 2 manufacturer coupon = $6.50 for two Use competitor coupon $3.00 off 15.00 Was $30.97 I paid 6.58 Transaction #2 Buy 8 Del Monte tomatoes buy one get one free - use 1.00 off 2 store coupons = .26 each can Buy 3 ragu cheese sauces buy one get one free- no coupons = $5.08 Buy 2 devour meals on sale $2.50 each used 1.00 off 2 = 4.00 for both. Use competitor coupon $3.00 off 15.00 Total was = 31.43 I paid 9.48 Total for both was $62.40 I paid $16.06 saving $46.34 That is how I stock up, well on tomatoes and Ragu cheese sauce. How do you like to save money shopping?
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• United States
8 Oct
Wow, you did quite well. I am not much of a coupon user. My shopping is usually done at Aldi and the prices are really good. They have a few name brand items for sale there. But, mainly their own line of foods. They are just as good as the name brands. Some of them I don't care for though and will go to another store to purchase what I need.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I shop Aldi too!
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• United States
8 Oct
@andriaperry I love the store. What I can't find there I usually find at Walmart or Hannaford.
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@allen0187 (26333)
• Philippines
8 Oct
Those are great deals you got there. I should definitely be more aware of the deals that I can get when grocery shopping.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
Saves especiaally if you use the stuff often
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@allen0187 (26333)
• Philippines
8 Oct
@kobesbuddy (16616)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Oct
You really did a great job, cutting prices down with coupons, today! That's a wonderful savings:)
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I think I did well this trip too.
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@kobesbuddy (16616)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Oct
@andriaperry You sure did Andria, good job!
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@JustBhem (20594)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Oct
I can only do the shopping if we have extra money after paying all our bills. And when it comes to shopping food, I pick those have on sale or has a yellow tag.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I do the same, I always pay my bills and buy medication first.
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@JustBhem (20594)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Oct
@andriaperry And if there is extra, that I will have to shops for food.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
@JustBhem that is how I was raised to handle money.
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
8 Oct
I have been grocery shopping in Italy today, the supermarket there had a special Sunday sale, I have bought plenty of food almost everything at 50% discount.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
Way to go!
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
@andriaperry I try to buy what we consume when the products are on sale, or I have coupons.
@ilocosboy (31763)
• Philippines
8 Oct
Oh wow that is a lot of savings, its great when you do it.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I love it!
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@Ithink (6057)
• United States
8 Oct
Coupons are about worthless anymore, of course still use them for things we use as every cent saved is a good thing. As you know we only have one grocery store. I only buy things that are on sale there, with a coupon if possible. This last trip we paid 52 something and saved 48 with just doing the sales. I broke down and ordered pork chops and hamburger from the town over (daughter Shalette lives there so she will pick them up for me) I got a whole pork loin and big bag of hamburg paid I think it was 75 or so. Hate the price but needed meats. Is enough meat to last us a while thou.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
Yes I do understand, I buy meat in bulk if I can.
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@Spontaneo (167)
• United States
8 Oct
I like your thinking! I like to clip and use the coupons at Dollar Tree. If not for free, how can I complain paying 50 cents for an item? One bad thing about Dollar Tree...have you noticed the week after the Sunday circulars, people clear the shelves and the shelves are never re-stocked? This happens frequently with clothes detergent. What are your favorite recipes using the Ragu, tomatoes and chicken strips? Thank you for a very good question!
@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I use coupons at the dollar tree as well and yes they will NOT restock till that coupon expires. The cheese ragu makes awesome nacho & cheese, sometimes I make mac and cheese. The chicken strips for a sandwich or chopped on top of a salad The tomatoes will become salsa, added into chili, spaghetti and homemade soup, and more
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@Juliaacv (22046)
• Canada
8 Oct
You did a really great job at saving today. We're going to another city a couple of hours away tomorrow to get stocked up on our meat. There is a butcher there that is wonderful and I want to go before the snow flies and fill up the freezer.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
Yes, best before you get snowed in there.
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@Juliaacv (22046)
• Canada
8 Oct
@andriaperry We moved to an area known as the snowbelt region of the province in comparison to where we used to live, so we area getting out and driving to places that we may not be able to a few months down the road.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
@Juliaacv See I would go crazy in all that snow. And wearing all those clothes!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Oct
Oh you did good..I got some fish buy one get one free today and a $4 off coupon..so did good only spending $37 at the store..got 4 gallons of milk too with those. This was all Safeway.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I have heard they were a good store to use coupons at.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Oct
@andriaperry Yes if you hit it right you can do okay. Otherwise its expensive.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct
@TiarasOceanView Same with publix
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
9 Oct
Good deals! I hardly ever use more than one or two coupons any more since I don't use a lot of processed products. Looks like you're doing very well, even with the shortage of good ones any more.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
I am doing so much better about processed foods. I try to get good deals on animal feed and cleaning products as well.
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
10 Oct
@andriaperry It's a process, for sure. I don't have animals and use mostly vinegar, baking soda and the like to clean with. Part of that is because of breathing problems from the fumes of commercial cleaners
@spiderdust (2710)
• San Jose, California
8 Oct
Were these coupons from newspaper inserts or printables? Which grocery store? Those cheese sauces definitely are handy. I also need to stock up on tomato products.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct
Publix. Inserts and prints. Yes I do love the cheese sauce, I can make Tony dinner in minutes with that.
• San Jose, California
9 Oct
@andriaperry I love Publix! Too bad we don't have any on this end of the country.
@FayeHazel (10731)
• United States
8 Oct
Sometimes one just needs items for which there is no coupon. Good job !
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct
I always need items that do not have coupons, BUT by getting the other things with coupons dirt cheap, I now have money to buy the items that do not have coupons.
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@FayeHazel (10731)
• United States
9 Oct
@andriaperry Very smart thinking indeed
@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Oct
You did very well. I look for in store sales. Sometimes I can get some good deals on what I need.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I loved that I got a stock of tomatoes, .26 a can us unheard of nowadays.
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@just4him (89060)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Oct
@andriaperry Yes, it is. Great savings.
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@kepweng (5789)
12 Oct
when i bought in supermarker thiers always a discount cause i have a card so some are free
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Oct
Way to go! I love free.
@Paula76 (59)
• Sharpsburg, Georgia
9 Oct
Sounds like you saved a good bit of money. I have tried to this this although I really don't have much luck saving.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
Try reading Iheartpublix or Publix101 they are really good at this.
@LeaPea2417 (14614)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
That is very good, every penny saved is a penny earned.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Oct
Yes I agree. A plus is that I did not get a good crop of tomatoes this year so now I have the next best thing.
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@cahaya1983 (8147)
• Malaysia
8 Oct
I try to check which hypermarkets have the things I want to buy on sale, and then I buy those things in bulk. Managed to save quite a lot so far.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
That is a great idea.
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@ridingbet (36278)
• Philippines
8 Oct
if there are promos of buy one, take one, i think we can have those to stock up in our house.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
That is the best way to do it.
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@teamfreak16 (35144)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Oct
We just buy whatever is on sale.
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@andriaperry (30898)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Oct
I know, me too..... ALL this was on sale
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