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.


Anonymous 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.


Anonymous said...

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


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!