I wandered through the meat section to see if there were any good clearances and there weren't. I started on the cereal aisle which according to my family we NEEDED!! I got 11 boxes of cereal to fill the cupboard with easy breakfast goodness. I used a rain check to get the Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch for $0.97 per box. I got the Cocoa Pebbles for $1 per box. The Batman and Golden Grahams were on sale for $2.50 and I used the $0.75 printable coupon which doubled and I had an electronic coupon so they were $0.25 each (with more money coming back from Saving Star). I also got one box of Frosted Mini Wheats for me for $1. We are now fully stocked on cereal so hopefully my family will be happy.
There were a few freebies that I was excited to get and a few really low priced items. I got the Melt Coconut butter for free which will be great to cook with. I got the Pronto pasta for $0.48. I almost used a rain check to save $0.20 more cents but I decided to take it to save the rain check for when I needed it really badly for more then the $0.20 :). I got the Old El Paso with a little trip to customer service for free after printable coupon and electronic coupon (more coming back from Saving Star). The Ortega seasoning was on sale and I used a printable coupon to get four of them for free. The So Delicious Coconut Yogurt was $0.15 so I will use that for a batch of scones for a weekend with my mother in law visiting.
I decided to splurge of the Ritz crackers for my son which were $2 per box after sale and coupon (crazy shelf price of $4.49). I also bought the Hormel Pepperoni which is a lunchbox staple for my son so this was $2 which is the same as Aldi's so I decided that I would get it and compare to the taste difference with the Aldi's ones that we already had. I also got the Windex with Vinegar which we love to use to clean the counters after sale and coupon, it was $1 per bottle.
Last but not least, I already opened and used lots of the sugar that I bought before so I only had three bags left. I used a rain check to get 4 bags for $1.97 each and I used a $0.65/2 coupon to make them $1.32 each but the customer service actually ended up overriding them and scanning them again unless there was some other $0.65 coupon that I am not remembering so I actually ended up paying $0.67 per bag. Another great sugar deal to stock the pantry to make lots more homemade food.
I went to one register and I had to move to another one because I needed the catalina machine to print my $1 back from Windex which should double when I go back tomorrow. Starting to wish that I bought 4 to see if I would get more money back but going to love using that extra $1 back tomorrow. I used my 19 coupons but when I looked at the receipt it looks like when the customer service person came over, she gave me two extra coupon scanned!! I also got to use the $3 off $15 from Wegman's which they honored as a competitor.
I will get some money back from Saving Star including $0.75 for Batman cereal, $0.75 for Golden Grahams, $0.50 for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and $1/3 Old El Paso so that is $3.00 back for things that we already a pretty good deal. I also got to use 13 Swagbuck coupons so I will see those eventually in my account.
Overall it was a good trip to the store and my first attempt and a totally unplanned and unorganized shopping trip. How do you think that I did?? I am working for a little bit tomorrow and then straight to the store!! I better get back to cutting coupons and getting organized tonight! Wish me luck tomorrow.
Total Retail $88.58
Total Savings $56.72 + 4.88 + 3.24 + 6.72= $71.56
Total OOP $18.81- $1.79 cash back= $17.02