I haven't been posting what I'm buying this week lately because I've been so busy, but things are slowing down a bit and I wanted to share! I had so much fun shopping at Kroger yesterday. It's always fun to see your totals go down with coupons and yesterday I managed to save over $100 on my trip! I spent $53 after coupons which you might think is still a lot, but I bought a lot of fresh produce as well as deli meat and a few other things which left me saving about 66%.
As you may know, while I love to get the deals, for most people "extreme couponing" isn't realistic, so I encourage a more realistic way of couponing. You get deals on the things you can use and buy as many as you can. Extreme couponers many times buy a lot of things they don't really need just because it's free. I try to only buy things I will use or that I can give away to family and friends. I still have a nice stockpile and try to aim for at least 50% savings on my shopping trips. Most of the time it's well over that, but when you realize how hard it is to get "deals" on meat and produce a 50% savings on your entire bill is great! If I'd divided up my coupon items from the rest of my order yesterday, I would have saved more like 85%, I think because most of the coupons I used made items free or less than .50 each.
Here are a few of the things I picked up:
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion - $1.99 when you buy 5 items
$2/1 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion or Spray Moisturizer Product, exp. 6/11/16 (RP 05/15/16 #3) [10-oz.+ lotion; 6.5-oz.+ moisturizer]
Final Cost - FREE
Juicy Juice $.99 when you buy 5 items
- $0.55/1 Juicy Juice Product, exp. 8/31/16 (SS 05/22/16 R)
- $0.75/1 Juicy Juice Teasers Product, exp. 6/13/16 (SS 04/24/16 R) [64-oz. bottle or 10-oz. 6-pk.]
- $0.75/1 Juicy Juice Teasers printable
$.75/1 Juicy Juice iBotta Rebate
Final Cost: Better than FREE
Mrs. Cubbison's Croutons $.49 when you buy 5 items
Final cost: FREE + iBotta Rebate
U by Kotex Tampons & Pads $1.99 when you buy 5 items
$2/1 Kotex U Security Ultra Thin Pads or Lightdays Liners from 05/15 SS (exp 6/11)
$2/1 U by Kotex Security Ultra Thin Pads or Lightdays Liners – 5-15-16 SS; Excludes Liners, 14 – 22 ct and Trial (exp 06/11/16)
$2/1 U by Kotex Security Tampons – 5-15-16 SS (exp 06/11/16)
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of U By KOTEX® Pads (not valid trial size/travel packs)
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of U By KOTEX® Tampons (not valid trial size/travel packs)
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of U By KOTEX® Liners (not valid on Liners 14-22 ct. or trial size/travel packs)
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of U by KOTEX® SLEEK® Tampons (not valid on trial size/travel packs)
As low as FREE!