Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Coupon comeback

Several years ago we had a store that tripled coupons once a month. We used to get thousands of dollars worth of groceries for next to nothing during those special weekends and it was such a blessing as we raise a large family.

The days of the triple coupon are gone but the need to feed a large family is still very much present. After a coupon hiatus in which I pouted and lamented the good old coupon days, I am now back at it. And while I'm not getting near what I used to for my money, I am making progress.

This was yesterday's haul from Walgreen's:














Everything you see (plus a can of hairspray inadvertently left out of the picture) totaled $74.36.

I paid $9.51.

Now I have to admit that I used a $25 gift card I received when I transferred a prescription to Walgreen's, but even still. The candy, free. The foil, free. The hairspray, free. The hair color (because I haven't had any color since last summer and my gray is taking over and I'm in no position to go to the stylist), was $14.75 but I paid $3.81.

Not pictured but also purchased is several tubes of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste for $.14 a piece from CVS as well as numerous boxes of Nabisco Wheat Thins and Ritz crackers for $1 a box.

Not thousands of dollars worth of groceries for pennies, but I'll take it.

4 comments:

pshannonpr said...

I have GOT to get on this bandwagon! I keep seeing more and more people getting lots of stuff from CVS and Walgreens for next to nothing. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

I remember those 5am wake up calls before on Friday's before school...ughhhh. lol.

-Sutton

Anonymous said...

OK!! I'm willing to take classes from you!!! Let me know when you find another deal like that!!

Shelley

Anonymous said...

Yeah Devin! I am still Grocery Gaming, thanks to you!! I wish I had more time to deal with Walgreens/CVS....I've been focused on Kroger for the past 2 years. Although I miss the triple coupons, too, I still love it and definitely see the value in my few minutes each week!! You were definitely the inspiration!
Libby