It has been such a long time since I’ve done a post about my couponing adventures that I felt like it was time for another one.
I know, I know…
That has nothing to do with photography but hey!
I can’t have the camera in my hand 24/7; I do have to go grocery shopping once in a while. Got to pick up the ingredients to cook up things like Saucy Dogs to take pictures of; don’t I?
Ok; I’ll make this one quick and only include the best deals and over this past weekend I got the best deals at Dillons.
I know that by now most of these sales are over and some of these coupons are no longer available or have even expired; but I still share just to let you know what you can accomplish with just a few moments of clipping and a minute or two of organizing you coupons.
What I found to stock up on at Dillons this past weekend…
Digiorno Pizzas @ $4.99 – B2GO IPC that scanned at $5.49 = $3.16 pizzas
Oscar Mayer Franks @ $1.99 – .50/1 IPC (doubled) = .99 hotdogs
Mahatma Rice @ $1.99 – .50/1 IPC (doubled) = .99 rice
All laundry soap @ $2.99 – $2.00/2 MQ =$1.99 each
Miracle whip @ $2.99 – $1.00/1 IPC = $1.99 a jar
Klenex Hand Towels @ $1.99 – .60/1 MQ (doubled) = .99 a box
McCormick Fajita seasoning @ .89 – .50/2 IPC (doubled) = .39 a packet
McCormick Taco seasoning @ .79 – .50/2 IPC (doubled) = .29 a packet
French’s Yellow mustard @ .99 – .30/1 MQ (doubled) = .39 a bottle
French’s Spicy Brown mustard @ .99 – .50/1 MQ (doubled) = FREE mustard + .01 overage for each bottle
Rotel tomatoes @ .49 – .50/2 MQ (doubled) = FREE Rotel + .01 overage for each can
By using my store loyalty card, SQ, MQ, IPC, EQ, and by spending a little time to look over the sale ad and plan my shopping trip before I left home I was able to save over $100.00 on this one trip to this one store! When I did the math it worked out to a 41% savings at Dillions alone. And keep in mind that I usually stop at 3 stores when I make the 70 mile trip for grocery shopping; Walgreens, Walmart, and Dillons. If I were to go 90 miles I could add a Target stop to that list.
Now you all get out there and Make The Most Of Your Coupons!
*B2GO = buy 2 get one free.
*.50/1 = fifty cents of the purchase of one product and $2.00/2 = $2.00 of the purchase of two products.
*IPC = internet printable coupons from sites like Coupons.com, store websites, manufacturer’s websites, and social media sites such as Facebook; usually limited to two prints per computer.
*doubled = some stores will double the value of the coupon; my Dillons will double up to $1 meaning that a .40 coupon will be worth .80, a .50 coupon will be worth $1, and a .75 coupon will be worth $1.
*MQ = manufacturer’s coupons from the Sunday paper inserts, magazines, direct mailings (also a good source of store coupons), package inserts and labels, booklets, and flyers. Pick up those little recipe booklets from store displays sometimes they have a coupon or two tucked inside and don’t forget to check out those flyers and ads in the doctor’s office; I’ve found several MQ in the waiting room!
*overage = when the amount of the coupon exceeds the cost of the product; some stores will not apply the overage, they will simple change the amount of the coupon value to match the cost of the product.
*SQ = store coupons from advertisements, savings booklets, and store websites. As of the writing of this post Walgreens, Target, and Dollar General still allow you to stack a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. A little tip; make sure the number of items in your basket out number the pieces of paper that you hand the cashier. Sometimes it’s worth it to pick up an extra .50 item to save more in the end. This is especially important with Walgreens as their registers will bark if the papers out number the products.
*EQ = electronic coupons loaded onto your store loyalty card via the store’s website or e-mail newsletters.