Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Super Doubles

Super Doubles started today at Harris Teeter. HT doubles coupons up to 99 cents every day. During Super Doubles, they double coupons up to $1.98 face value. It's the best time to use those high value coupons and for me, it's a chance to try new products.

{Do you like that I went to the grocer on the way to work and took a picture in my cube? :)}

Retail: $40.87
VIC Savings: $5.89
Coupon Savings: $19.27
Paid: $15.71
62% Savings
A few issues:
-I set my alarm to go at 6:00 this morning and of course, I overslept. My loss. I had two coupons for Wholly Guacamole that would have been FREE and they were all gone when I got to HT.
-The Heluva Good Dip coupon that I had was expired so I didn't realize any savings there. I didn't have her take it off. Maybe I should have.
-Two of my $1.00 value coupons only doubled at 64 cents. Not sure why, but Angela, my cashier hated me and the rest of the early morning couponers (man, there were a bunch!) so I decided 80 cents wasn't worth making her any more miserable.
I noticed as I was shopping that I started to grab convenience items because I had a coupon. But, I thought about my new 2010 goal and decided to pass on some things. I'm hoping that I can get myself in a regular shopping schedule this year.
I decided to try two new products since I had coupons. I've seen the Purely Decadent Coconut Milk ice cream on a few of the food blogs I've been reading. It's non-dairy and non-soy so I thought I'd give it a whirl since I could get it at a discount. Also, I decided to try the Nature Valley Nut Clusters. Not sure these will become a staple because they are mighty expensive for not much clustering.
And, before you say anything about the Nancy's Crabcakes and the dip, let me defend myself. Being involved in a class at church means that I constantly have events to go to where I have to bring a snack/appetizer/something. I decided to grab these two items since they were relatively cheap for when such events arise.
Okay - I need to do some work. Make sure to stop by the Teeter today!

1 comment:

Brantley said...

Its hard to get everything you want and some things that are a good buy but not super buy hurt the overall savings average.

What gets me is even though we got a good deal, we still paid over $60 and it doesn't look like that much. At least we'll be able to eat for the next three weeks off of everything that we've bought with out having to go back.