I made my first trip to Shoprite with my coupons last night. I came out with a receipt that said I saved a total of $84.14 That amount includes the Shoprite sales and card savings. The coupons that I went in with came to a total of $37.90. I am amazed. I think a few hours of clipping coupons and matching the sales online is well worth the time. The way I look at it is, money saved is like money earned. Thinking of it that way, I earned $112.00 this weekend if I include the money I saved in Rite Aid.
I did quite a bit of work. I matched the sales online with the help of blogs and a spreadsheet I created and went in with a list of what I wanted and the prices I was expecting them to be based on the flyer. I didn't need to walk around with a big binder like some people like to do, I may have missed out on a couple of sales, but I came out with what I wanted and most importantly, what I needed and I was well within my budget.
I didn't buy anything I won't use and I spent about half the money I usually do on a weekly shopping trip. This is just the first week so who knows what will come when I become more experienced at this.
Here are a couple of the best deals I got
Huggies Diapers and Wipes
Huggies Pulls Ups Regular price $11.29
On sale for 9.99
Coupon for $2.00
Free Wipes coupon in Shoprite flyer worth $1.99
Bought another box at $1.99
Had 2 $0.50 coupons that doubled to $1.00 each
Final Price for Diapers and wipes $7.99
There were tons of great deals on Suave Product at Shoprite this week that matched the coupons in the papers.
Here is what I got
6 bottles of Body wash
2 Kids Shampoo
3 Body Lotions
Presale price $38.09
Final Cost $10.87