This week, in our area, we have TWO stores doing a Super Double coupons event – Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. Super Doubles is an event that happens about every 6-8 weeks where the store will double a coupon up to $2 face value.
On Sunday 11/3, I went to Lowes Foods: Trip #1
I spent $85.56 and saved $82.95. This was an especially great trip because I got “high dollar” items like the Tide and the k-cups!
During this trip, I did a 2nd transaction and bought fresh mushrooms, organic cereal bars, 1 gallon of milk, buddy fruits, Borden cheese slices, mayo, 2 packages of ground beef, 1 beef tip sirloin, bananas and kale. Spent $57.49, saved $15.24 – no coupons!
Today, 11/4, I went to Harris Teeter: Trip #2
I spent $20.71 and saved $100.10. I had a coupon for everything except the eggs but they were on sale.
Then, I went to Lowes Foods: Trip #3
I spent $30.41 and saved $31.08
Grand total saved with three trips: $229.27
Grand total spent on three trips: $194.17
Considering that I spent about 6 hours clipping, prepping/organizing and actually shopping, I paid myself just over $38 an hour. Not bad considering MOST of the clipping and prepping was done while I was watching football too!
The money I save by couponing allows me to add more whole foods and organic foods to our diet. We eat a combination of fresh, whole, organic and processed foods everyday.
The best part? YOU can learn how to do this too!