Friday, March 12, 2010

I got paid to shop! I saved 101%

I checked my coupon/savings blogs, and made my little list. We have a well stocked pantry right now, so I was going to pick up some things that would be good deals.

At Safeway I was pleasantly surprised to find out that some Post cereals were on the $5 off of 5 deal, because I had a couple of most excellent coupons. Anyway, here are the things we got:
You may have noticed that the pasta boxes are empty - true! I already poured the pasta into glass storage jars, so I just photographed the boxes. This stuff was all down in the basement pantry - that's why the photo is so dark.

Here is a breakdown of how this worked. If you bought 5 participating items, you get $5 off the total. My 5 participating items (and the lowered prices) were:
2 boxes Post Raisin Bran (1.50 each)
2 boxes Quaker Oat Squares (1.00 each)
1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars (1.50)

I also got the two boxes of Barilla pasta, on sale for 88 cents each.

I took all this to self-check, scanned my club card, then scanned the boxes.

The $5 came off - yay!

My coupons:
I had 2 that were $2 off 1 box Post cereal. (50 cents profit each box)
I had 2 that were $1 off 1 box Quaker Oat Squares (free)
I had 1 that was 40 cents off 1 N.V. Granola Bars, doubled to 80 cents (cost 70 cents, but actually paid for with the 'profits' from the Post cereals)
I had 2 that were 55 cents off 1 Barilla Minis, which doubled up to the cost of 88 cents (free)

So I get to the end of all this, and my total is minus 30 cents. I thought I'd have to run get a couple bananas or something, but the self-check station spit out 30 cents and a reciept! I spent zero money, got thirty cents! I saved 101% - WooT!

Here's my receipt:



I am going to do the menu for the upcoming week before I buy anything else. Our pantry is rather abundant right now, we have lots of fresh produce on hand, and I don't want to get things we do not need...unless they want to pay me again!

Happy Shopping!
-Laura at TenThingsFarm


Anonymous said...

Nice! You are truly a coupon queen. :)

Prairie Homemaker said...

awesome job!
I love quaker oat squares.

GrammyGoo said...

Oh my Socks Cat !!! You are amazing!
Blessings, Ella

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

I was happy to find a 2/$4 deal on the Raisin Bran, so I got them free. Having been paid .50 to carry each box out would have been way too cool!

Yay for you!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow, that's always a good feeling to be paid to take the food out of the store...

Gill in Canada


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