Thursday, January 12, 2017

Super Doubles Extravaganza!!

I was actually mostly ready for Super Doubles with a clean coupon basket and my coupons cut....except that I totally didn't have enough time!!  My son's birthday party was over the weekend.  I had to bake cookies because he wanted to decorate cookies at his party.  I also had to make the cupcakes for later in the party and then we had the party itself.  If that wasn't bad enough, we also had a snow storm that was horrible!!  I was totally ready to get lots of deals but no time to do it in.

I went to the store after work on Wednesday and Thursday but I just couldn't make it there on Friday with all the things that I didn't get done for the last few days.  I went to two stores on Monday which was my day off but barely had enough time.  Then, one last trip on the final day!!  I was hoping to make it more but I think that I got a great haul so here are all the pictures and amounts.

Harris Teeter $4.99

I went quickly after work and grabbed the free kids shampoo and the men's shampoo.  I got the clearance tea for my mom which they nicely price adjusted at the register so that I didn't have to go to customer service but that meant that I didn't get the full amount of the coupon which was a bummer.  I grabbed the Earthbound Farms salad mix with a coupon and paid $1.69 for fancy organic lettuce that has been a welcome lunch for me with my homemade salad dressing.  I bought the 8 lb potatoes for $2.77 which isn't a great deal but we were almost out.  

Harris Teeter $23.03

I used a rain check for the Twix and Milky Way Bites and the Quaker granola bars and the Barber Chicken saving a bunch off the shelf price and letting me use a coupon to get a great deal including $0.50 candy and free chicken.  I got some great deals but the Celestial Seasonings tea didn't show up on sale and neither did the P3 packs so I went to customer service and they gave me lots of money back.  It all ended up working out to the most savings trip of the whole super doubles even though I got a lot of splurges like my husband's favorite tater tots which are normally $4 but they were on sale and I had coupons so one cost $1 and the other was $1.50.  He was so happy to enjoy them again.  Last minute grab of the mini marshmallows for my son's birthday party and the ones we didn't use just went to make rice krispy treats.

Harris Teeter $31.51

I got two free bags of fancy organic frozen green beans, free snickers and lots of other deals including $0.08 taco seasonings and $0.99 mozzarella cheese. My favorite deal was the $0.77 Cooked Perfect meatballs and my husband's cough drops for $2 (since he paid full price at CVS last time he was sick).  I used a rain check for the Dixie Crystal Sugar which moved it from $3.59 shelf price to $1.88 and there was a coupon for $0.50 off each so they ended up being $0.88 per bag!!  The shortening is actually cheaper then Aldi so I picked it up because we were totally out.  The vinegar was on sale for $0.50 off and we are out so I figured that I should grab it.

Harris Teeter $6.72

There were a lot of things out of stock at the store but I got $0.39 rice and pasta sides, $0.50 Chicken Noodle soup (my husband sick comfort food), free Suave shampoo, free airwick starter, free sausage, $0.23 raviolis and $1.50 Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.  I was a little sad that there weren't more deals to be had but I think that I still got a good savings.

Harris Teeter $16.96 

Final trip to the store and got all of the deals that I could.  I went to my other computer to print coupons and get free Zing sweetner, free ortega taco seasoning, free snickers, free sausage, $0.77 meatballs, $0.23 cheese raviolis, $0.50 tissues, $0.97 cereals, $0.97 Lance cracker packages and my husband's shampoo for $2.99 for huge bottles.  I wished there were some of the other deals still available or if I had enough time to come more earlier but I think that this was a great trip!!


Total Retail $368.71
Total Savings $285.50
Total OOP $83.21

The great news is that I got lots of things but I am half was through my monthly budget.  I had a few more things that I wanted to get and they were out of them for the whole time.  I am really low on tea bags and I need some more which were free with super doubles but I never got a chance to get any.  I have a bunch of coupons so I guess I will need to go back get some that aren't free!!! AHHH!!  Overall, there are a ton of things in the cupboard and freezer for months to come.  Here is hoping for a very productive second half of the month with lots of great purchases including a few things that we are out of like ground beef and mac and cheese from Wegman's and a great deal on chicken.  Hope your month is going well!!!


  1. Woohoo! As always I am jealous of all your great deals, especially the free stuff! You did a killing on proteins (free chicken and sausage, cheap meatballs and something else I can't recall)! Well done and thanks for letting us in "no double coupons, no Harris Teeter" land live vicariously through you!

    1. I think that it is a case of wanting what you don't have because I know that I have drooled over the finds that people get at Publix but I know that I am super lucky to have Harris Teeter because I certainly couldn't make ends meet without their meat (and cheese raviolis) :) HEHE!!! I know that Florida is tough with no double coupons because I love our double coupons for sure!!! I think that I got a great haul from this sale for sure.

  2. Wow, great job! I love those potatoes, too. And great price on the crackers -- they come in handy when I'm at class all day, so I'm always on the lookout for a good deal.

    1. I already put one cracker pack in my bag and had to eat it for snack so super handy to have!! Already used some of the potatoes too :) Harris Teeter had a bunch of deals this time around and I think that I got my share of them :)


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