|Farm Fresh $2.00 DOUBLE COUPON Event |
Total for everything pictured here: $1.40 (including tax!)
Farm Fresh $2.00 DOUBLE COUPON EVENT is without a doubt, my favorite coupon promotion in my local area. Now, don't misunderstand me, I also greatly enjoy the Super Double Coupon Event at my local Harris Teeter but, because they only double up to $1.98 during that time, it eliminates the $2.00 coupons.
And let's face it, $2.00 double coupons is a real treat!
So how did I do today? Well, I am ready to find out, with you. My frugal adventure began this morning when the alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. Or, as we say in our Navy house: o'dark-thirty. And it was dark outside.
With quick shower and a brush of the teeth, I was out the door with coupon tote ready to roll. I arrived at the store just before 6 a.m. (it's amazing how quickly you can get to the grocery store when you are 1 of 1 on the road in the morning) and I am proud to say: I was the first person in the store. I felt the same sense of excitement I do before a great deal on Black Friday. And this time, I was going armed with coupons!
It took me nearly 3 hours to complete my 9 transactions. (Please, no judging folks) But my patience and perseverance paid off greatly when it was all said and done:
Total savings: 87%
|My best savings today!|
|6 of my 9 receipts|
|My best total today: $1.40|
(And that included 2 gallons of milk!)
*** Note: Until today, I was unaware that Farm Fresh would graciously allow seperate transactions to accomodate additional doubled coupons at the register. I spoke with the store manager this morning, after hearing that a customer could seperatate transactions. Only with the permission of the store manager did I decide to split my transactions for better savings. Additionally, as a curteousy to those in line behind me, I refrained from seperating my transactions and continued to re-enter the line until I had paid for each item in my cart.
Now, what did I buy?
4 - Emerald Breakfast On The Go 5-count
1 - Seattles Best Latte 4-pack
6 - Lipton Ice Tea Single Serve Bottle (2 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Mott's For Tots Apple Juice
1 - Tide Powder Detergent
5 - Kellogg's Fruit Snacks (2 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Farm Fresh King White Loaf Bread (FREE after coupon use)
4 - Clorox 2 Stain Remover Pen (FREE after coupon use)
15 - Campbell's Chunky Soup (7 FREE after coupon use)
4 - Lloyd's Barbeque Containers (2 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Cresh White Expressions Toothpaste
2 - Nivea for Women Body Wash
2 - Tylenol Precise Pain Cream (I only paid $1.00 for both after coupon use!)
2 - Bayer Extra Strenght Pain Reliever
13 - Garnier Fructis Shampoo (4 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Hi-C Orange Juice Boxes (FREE after coupon use)
2 - Keebler Deluxe Graham Cookies (1 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Keebler Oatmeal Cookies
3- Keebler Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 FREE after coupon use)
4 - Rice Krispy Treat 8-count box (2 FREE after coupon use)
4 - Kellogg's NutriGrain Bars (2 FREE after coupon use)
5 - Gallon 2% white milk (FREE after coupon use)
4 - Lifesaver Gummi Savers
2 - Lifesaver Original 5 Flavors Hard Candy
2 - Kellogg's Eggo Waffles
6 - SimplyOrange Orange Juice (FREE after coupon use)
5 - Chef Boyardee Canned Foods (2 FREE after coupon use)
1 - Nestle Water 24-pack (FREE after coupon use)
3 - Mento's Chewing Gum (1 FREE after coupon use)
4 - Mento's UP2U Chewing Gum (2 FREE after coupon use)
3 - Vitamin Water (FREE after coupon use)
1 - Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Fajita Strips (just $.99 after coupon!)
2 - Simply Lemonade (FREE after coupon use)
1 - Tropicana Premium Orange Juice (found on clearance; only $.71 after coupon use)
2 - 3M Durable Tabs
1 - Colgate Toothpaste (FREE after coupon use)
1 - Dentek Floss Picks (FREE after coupon use)
2 - Purex with Zout Laundry Detergent
10 - Campbell's Mega Noodle Soup (4 FREE after coupon use)
6 - Trident Chewing Gum (2 FREE after coupon use)
2 - Sunshine Cheez-It Boxed Crackers (2 FREE after coupon use)
2 - Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies (1 FREE coupon use)
1 - Nabisco Wheat Thins (FREE with store promo)
3 - Coke 12-pack products (2 FREE after coupon use)
2 - Prego Pasta Sauce (1 FREE after coupon use)
2 - Gold Peak Tea
Total food/beverage items: 117
Total non-food items: 18
Total items: 135
Whew! Overall, it was a great trip! We have enough milk to last until the end of the month, and best of all, every gallon of milk was free. I have enough "treats" to add to school lunches until the holiday break and we have enough soup for a rainy day this fall and winter.
And, I have several coupons for fresh fruit that I will return to use tomorrow. I recently purchased fresh fruit and will have additional room for it tomorrow, after breakfast and school lunches are packed.
Now, I am going to prop up my feet!