Thursday, September 30, 2010

They said it couldn't be done...

Since I have been shopping like crazy and already have several packs of meat in the freezer, I really didn't need to do any real grocery shopping this week. But there is no way I could pass up the deals at Ingles this week. Everyone who does this whole sale/coupon match-up thing has told me that you just can't save a whole lot of money at Ingles...well I beg to differ. I went in armed with a stack of coupons that all matched up to items that were on sale with the advantage card. I only bought items that I use on a regular basis. You can't see everything pictured but there are lots of good items on sale this week at Ingles. You still have time to go get your deals before the new sale starts Sunday. Extra virgin olive oil: Cost $4.78, deal is B1G1 free so I got one for $2.39.
4 Boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese: Cost $1.33, on sale for $0.80 a box and I had two coupons for $0.55 off when I bought two boxes.
4 Cans Progresso Vegetable soups (I eat this a lot for lunch): Cost $2.16, on sale for $1and then I have a coupon for $1.00 off when I bought four. I got all four cans for $3.00!!!
2 Cans Potato Soup: Cost $2.13, on sale for $1.50 a can and had a coupon for $1.00 off when I bought two. Got both cans for $2!!!
Evaporated Milk: Cost $1.25. I had a coupon for $0.50 off when I bought two which then doubled to $1.00 off.
Koolaid: regular $0.25 each, on sale for $0.14 each plus I had a coupon to get 4 packs free when I bought 10.
Breakstone Sour Cream: Cost $2.38, on sale for $1.33. I had a coupon for $1.00 off if I bought two.
Select Kraft cheese cold products are on sale for $2 each (or 2/$4). I had a coupon for $5.00 off when I bought 5 Kraft cheese items so I picked out five different items that were on sale for $2 and after my coupon that made each one $1!!!! Total savings on cheese with the advantage card and coupon was $19.60!!!!
Bologna: Cost $2.78, on sale B1G1 Free. I had a coupon for $1 off so that got me two packs for $1.78.
Turkey and Ham lunch meat: Cost $3.98, on sale for $3.00 each and I had a coupon for $1 off if I bought two. We love this stuff so it is well worth it to pay $5 for to packages.
Stouffer's Chicken Lasagna: Cost $7.68, on sale for $5.98 plus I had a $1 off coupon.
Ore Ida Steam and Mash Potatoes (there is an awesome casserole dish I use this for that I will post later) on sale for $3.68 and I had a one dollar off coupon.
Total Cost: $74.03
I paid: $32.06
I SAVED: $41.97!!!!
You should have seen the other customers looking at the screen when the cashier said very loudly how much money I just saved. Everyone was wanting to know what I do to get such good deals.
Even though I didn't really need anything I am now stocked up on a few items that I won't have to buy next week or the week after but yet I use them often. I am convinced that this is the way to do it so that you never buy any thing at full price. I am seriously done shopping for the week:)

1 comment:

  1. I have like four more boxes of honey nut clusters and cheerios that I only paid maybe 75 cents a box for...honey nut clusters are a whopping almost 5 dollars a when they are BOGO at publix (which is only once every 6-8 weeks) I stock up b/c this is ALL my husband will eat...

    Once you start it is hard to stop...but when work started back and my son was so busy with baseball I kind of fell off the band wagon..but with friends like you- it's easy to get motivated again! ;-)