Harris Teeter $9.23-$2 cash back= $7.23
We were already out as a family near the Harris Teeter farther away from the house so I stopped in and grabbed the Saturday freebies (yogurt and juice). I also grabbed six boxes of granola bars which were supposed to ring up 6/$10 and there was a shelf promotion of $3 off 5. I got the $3 off 5 and didn't get the 6/$10 promotion so I went to customer service even though it wasn't my store and they gave me $2 cash back.
Check out these promotions and together they make an amazing deal!!! It means 6 boxes for $7 with simple math and then I realized when I went through my coupons that I hadn't cut that I had coupons for $1/3 boxes of Chewy granola bars and $1 off the new Chewy Snackwich granola bars. I lost out on $2 because I didn't have a clue what coupons I had because I was behind cutting but check out the deal below that I did at two of the stores!!!
Harris Teeter $5.23 + $5.23 - $2.05 cash back= $8.41
I dropped my son off at camp and went directly to the store but still not the store closest to the house so they don't know me there either. I did two transactions which they didn't have a problem with. I bought three of the Quaker Big Chewy Bars and three of the Chewy Snackwich bars in each transaction. I used one $1/3 Big Chewy Bars and three $1 off Chewy Snackwich Bars to get them for $5.23 for each transaction. Of course, the 6/$10 didn't ring up again so I went to customer service and asked and they gave me $2.05 cash back (including tax this time). I didn't want to push my luck since I did two transactions so I only asked for the money on one receipt.
Harris Teeter $5.23 + $5.23 - $3.08 cash back= $7.38
I went to my store and did the same thing. I explained to customer service that there were two deals and showed them the newspaper and online and she decided that I missed the $3 promotion and not the $2 promotion because of the way that it rang up so she gave me back more money.
I realized that I could get a great deal on the Chewy Snackwich bars but I needed to buy too many per transaction to use the coupons. There is a limit of 3 or 4 of the same coupons per transaction so I didn't want to push my luck and my son only likes the Big Chewy Chocolate Chip ones so I decided that I got a great deal at $0.70 per box at the first store and $0.61 per box at the second store. It really makes my $1.20 per box from the weekend look horrible but I am going to call it all a win because I got a ton which is great because we just used up the last bar from the last time that I bought them!!
Total Retail $104.44
Total Savings $81.57
Total OOP $22.87
I came home and stocked the cupboard shelf. We are going to have lots of granola bars to last us through the beginning of school. Of course, I was tempted to try to go to another store and get another two transactions but I decided to get some things done at home. I estimated that I would spend $20 on granola bars getting 12 of them but I really went a little farther then I thought by getting 18 of the ones for my son and 12 for my husband and I. I know I got a great bargain and they are going to come in handy for breakfast when school gets back in session!! Trying to talk myself out of going to another store and doing it again!!!!!!!!!!
I got a bunch this month but there are always a few things that I think that I need which is why I try to leave a cushion at the end of the month. This month we only have $31.35 left as long as I stay out of the stores to get more granola bars this afternoon!!! Here is hoping that you are having a great month too!!!
Total Monthly Retail $378.14+ 104.44= $482.58
Total Monthly Saving $272.36+ 81.57= $353.93
Total Monthly OOP $105.78+ 22.87= $128.65