I wanted to give you a quick example of the power of coupons. Lately I’ve been shopping at Walmart (here’s why), but do keep up with the sales and advertised specials at Kroger. Because its in my backyard, and well, its my favorite store!
I bopped in this weekend because two of my favorite items were on sale AND I had coupons for them both!
Here’s the breakdown from my trip. I hope you can see the power of coupons at work here!
4 boxes of Frosted Mini Wheat Cereal (For my cereal cravings!) and
4 spices from McCormicks
1 Buy one get one free coupon for 2 of the cereal boxes
2 $1 coupons for the other 2 boxes of cereal
2 $.75 coupons for any McCormick spice or herb (doubled to $1)
2 $.50 coupons for any McCormick Grill Mates (doubled to $1)
Total that I paid out of pocket: $4.52
That’s for 4 boxes of cereal and 4 spices! The cereal was on sale for $2.18 and the spices were on sale for $1. So I was able to get the spices FREE and paid just over $1/box for the cereal!!!
This would have cost $23.12 at original retail cost ($3.29 for each box of cereal and $2.49 for each spice). But because I held on to my coupons and used them while the products were on sale, I was able to maximize the savings! That’s 80% total savings!
I found the McCormick spice coupons in the newspaper and the Frosted Mini Wheats coupons came in a Vocalpoint mailer.
I will be shopping later in the week for the rest of my groceries. But just had to share this with you!