By Erin Huffstetler | 06/27/2014 | 2 Comments
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Usually grocery shopping isn’t my idea of fun, but my last trip was a blast. I shop at Kroger, and their latest Mega Event started Wednesday. It included sales on several items that I’ve been needing to stock up on, so I printed a BUNCH of coupons, and headed out.
Here’s what I got:
- (8) boxes of Hefty gallon freezer bags
- (9) boxes of Ronzoni whole grain pasta
- (1) bottle of Welch’s Farmer’s Pick blackberry juice
- (2) bags of Lay’s Kettle Cooked chips
- (2) half gallons of Turkey Hill iced tea
- (7) packages of Biscoff cookies
My Total Before Savings: $69.84
And here’s how I got it down to $.32:
The Mega Event and other sales took $39.52 off of my bill
Coupons took off another $10
And then I redeemed $20 in Catalinas that I earned the previous week
That left me with a $.32 balance to pay. Pretty cool.
Better still: The Mega Event is a two-week sale, so I should be able to do a lot of these deals again next week when the coupons reset for July.
Want to Get Coupon Deals Like This without Putting a Ton of Time into It?
It’s a lot easier than you might think. This shopping trip took me 15 minutes to plan. That’s doable right? The key is to let other people do most of the work for you. Find a deal blogger that covers the store or stores that you shop at most, and follow them. If there’s a killer deal, they’ll post it. If there’s a coupon that matches up to a sale, they’ll tell you where to grab it, and if there’s an unadvertised special, they’ll tell you that, too.
Since I shop at Kroger, I follow KrogerKrazy.com. I just drop by her site several times a week to see what she’s posted, and I jump on any deals that excite me.
Still Think You Don’t Have Time to Coupon?
Then, consider this: Since that 15 minutes of planning saved me $69.52, that translates to an hourly rate of $278.08! Now, I don’t know what you make, but that’s definitely more than I make in an hour.