Friday, March 9, 2012

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip 3/9

I wanted to run in and get a few things with my $4 catalina including the eggs that were on sale and the pancakes.  I printed out my list the other day when I saw what was on sale for the week so that I would be partially ready.  I stopped first thing to get my papers at the library which was a good thing because there were some good coupons in the paper and I used three of them for my trip. 

First, I stopped to look at the meat but the pork on sale was huge pieces and the cheapest/smallest cut was over $8.  I don't think that I want to make a pork roast that big for my first time so I decided to move on to the next thing on the list.  The eggs!!  There were only a few left on the shelf.  They have the regular brown eggs for $3.49 and the cage free for $3.99 and both were B1G1.  I had a $0.75 coupon so I went with the regular brown eggs (after coupon, they worked out to $0.25 a dozen).  Of course for those of you really thinking, I have four dozen eggs from the last sale in my fridge and no flour anywhere to bake with :(  I can't pass up such cheap eggs so now I have 6 dozen eggs which I am sure that I will go through in no time... once I restock the flour!!!  Then, I went to get the Tetley Tea Bags which were normally $2.65 and on sale B1G1 and I had a $0.50 so they ended up being $0.32 per box.  I got one Ocean Spray Cranberry juice that was on sale for $2.00 and two bags of pancakes that were $0.92 each.

I decided to grab the Yakisoba noodles when I saw that they were on sale for $1 and I knew that I had a rain check to get them B1G1.  I remembered the coupon on the front of this Sunday's coupons that I just got so all together that would make them free.  Sadly, it didn't work out that well at the register because I got the one person at customer service who makes things more complicated then they have to be so instead of giving me the sale price, she rang the items up as grocery at the normal price of $1.19 so each container ended up being $0.10 instead of free.  Still a great deal but then she had to stay to ring everything up because the coupons had to be overridden at the end too because the computer said that I didn't buy those items.  If I had just held off on my Harris Teeter card, she never would have known that they were on sale because they would have come off at the end!  In addition, my rain check was for 10 noodles or B5G5 but I was only getting 6 because the coupon policy says that I am only supposed to use 3 coupons.  I tried to stop her while she was ringing up 5 at the cost but she just thought I didn't get what she was doing so I waited until the end and tried to re-explain that I was only getting 6 and not 10 that she was charging me for :)  She got it and we did the millionth void on this order.  Of well, lesson learned.  It also made the whole check look funny because there aren't totals next to any item the way that there usually is but luckily I didn't get much this time to matter.

I got all of the above in the pictures for $2.31 OOP and saving $31.89 (part from the raincheck).  It is basically what I would have spent on the Ocean Spray Cranberry juice or about $0.17 for each item.  It was a headache to check out but in the end it was all worth it.  The way I look at it, the customer service headaches are way easier to deal with then some of my past bosses were and this is what I do for a living now so I have a lot fewer complaints.  I only have to deal with them for 30 minutes at most and then I am done with them but my boss I had to put up with for 8-12 hours per day.  I will take the current situation over that any day :)  A bad day couponing beats a good day at the office :)  Hope that you got some great deals this week and I would love to hear about them!!!

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