While this is not an amazing haul, it is worth mentioning. It’s a Wednesday, so Farm Fresh is doubling up to a dollar. They are also running a deal where, when you buy 10 products from a specific list (much like Kroger’s Mega Savings), you will get a catalina for $10 (a catalina is a coupon that prints out on the little machine next to the register, the company that makes the little printer is called Catalina).
I got a kick out of giving one of my teenage son’s friends a $1 off 2 Reese’s Whips coupon, and she was thrilled to get the 2 candy bars after only paying the sales tax of 3¢.
Much thanks to the folks that posted the deals they saw at HotCouponWorld. I probably would have blown the catalina deal off without them.
My shopping trip included some non-couponing items ($6 for 6 bottles of pop and $1 for a box of ziti (didn’t have my Mueller’s coupons with me!). My total at the register was $20.92. I got $10 back (the catalina didn’t print, so they gave me a gift card). The pop isn’t in the picture because I just didn’t feel like bringing it in the house yet. So, what’s pictured actually cost me $4.92.
The scary thing is that I’m not even all that impressed with this. $4.92 still actually feels HIGH to me.* For crying out loud, the regular retail of just the two Hershey’s Cacao bars is $5. LOL! The french bread was free using a coupon that prints out from the cash register asking you to do a phone survey. I always take advantage of those. Takes about 3 minutes.
The Fruit Sense juice was a total splurge ($0.89 of my total). The Hershey bars cost me (after doubling a dollar Q on each of them) 50 cents each. (another splurge I allow myself on my low-carb diet as it’s easy to limit myself to one square which only as 5 carbs).
The toothpaste was a “gimme”… the $1 off coupon was actually IN THE AD about an inch from the toothpaste with a price of $1.99 – double the coupon (on Wednesday) and it’s free. <smirk> This one’s going right into the “to donate to a homeless shelter” box.
One of the perks of today’s trip was being able to use my $5 off $50 coupon (6 of them in the local Entertainment coupon book). Since my initial total was over $50, that coupon came right off the top. Then all the other coupons.
This was good, and I really like the folks that work at Farm Fresh. They are always very helpful.
Stay tuned. Bloom is tripling this weekend!
* It is too high… But it is my fault. I bought 6 Warm Delights – 1 regular and 5 Minis which those rang up for $2.49 each instead of $1.50. That would explain why the catalina didn’t print, too. Lesson learned, it’s VERY important to make sure you’re getting the right item. I could probably exchange them, but then I wouldn’t have been over $50 to use my $5 off coupon, which is the difference in final price.