Here is my summary ... the totals of my shopping for the three stores were $319.23; after sales, coupons and bucks returned, I only paid $43.44 ... that is a savings of $275.79!!!!!!! That's a savings of 86% ... was it all free, no .... can I eat for the next month from it, no! But ... I don't expect it all to be free, and because I save so much on all the non-food stuff, it helps me on the rest of my budget ... I still shop sales and coupons on my groceries. I'm going to try and track this for a few months and see how it all plays out.
Later I went to Target with my friend, Tracy ... we haven't seen each other in a week because she has a job; she is my real Black Friday shopping friend, but this year is working retail ... we went to Target and Macy's, and then out to lunch ... I love to get my son those trial size packs of Tide laundry soap. They cost .97 cents at Target and you can use a coupon on them ... most manufacturer coupons will say "not good on trial sizes", but Tide coupons do not say that ... it makes me so happy ... I had several $2.00 coupons and some $1.00 coupons too ... I bought 8 packages of Tide and the retail price for that was $7.76, but I had coupons totalling $13.50 ... most times they will just adjust the coupon so the price of the Tide is free, but this time they took the entire amount of coupons off, so they paid me $5.74 to buy Tide! Awesome ... that amount just got credited towards the rest of Christmas shopping order ... life is so good!
Here's what all my receipts look like ...
Just for fun I thought you might like to see what my list looks like ... it is printed off the computer and it has the item, what the sale price is, any coupon amounts that I have, what the store's reward is back, and then what the final price is. It helps me stay really organized.
|The lighting on this is really bad, but it's so cute ... free download pattern from Moda.|