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We were already pretty stocked up on cereal but needed the juice! My juice goes twice as far as I cut it 50/50 with water for Sarah. I know I COULD buy “lite” juice, but they already cut it with water and then added fake sugars…eww! I get MORE juice for the same price my way and it is healthier for my little peanut.
First step – go to Cheerios.com and sign up for their weekly email/coupon blast.
You can get 2 coupons a week for $1 off of one box. (well, it’s really ONE coupon that you print twice…) Add that to a few $.75 off one box and you are ready.
Copps lets you do two transactions back to back, so I split my cart in “half” while shopping…take that load out to the car and hit the store again. This helps you maximize the buy $25 and then take 5 coupons (up to $1 value) and double them on their super saver Wednesdays.
6 boxes cereal (I try to stay around $3 a box) , 1 package Keebler stripe it rich cookies, 2 packs Oscar Meyer wieners (stocking up for Sarah’s puppy birthday party).
There was a buy 6 boxes of cereal – get $10 off instantly AND get a coupon for FREE milk promo, they doubled five coupons for $.75 and their was an in store coupon for the cookies to be only $.98 and the wienies were 2/$3. I didn’t have coupons for the wieners…but am OK with that, LOL! All in all this load cost $7.67 and then I got the coupon for $3.25 off milk!
This is what was on the other side of my cart; 6 bottles Welches grape juice (assorted flavors), 2 packs Roundy’s English muffins and 1 gallon of milk.
The juice was $4.35 each, but buy 2 – get 1 free. I used 6 coupons for $1 and they doubled 5 of them– which took $11 off. Even thought the milk was only $1.99 — they took the entire $3.25 off with the coupon from transaction #1. English muffins were only $.98 each and I have English muffin pizzas on the agenda for next week – one of Sarah’s favorites to make/eat!
All in all, this load cost $7.11 and then it was time to hit the car and unload.
More juice. V8 Fusion was on sale and I had three $1 coupons…and grabbed another Welches deal with 3 more $1 coupons there! Add a loaf of bread, another package of $.98 Keebler cookies and 1 pack of English Muffins we ended up spending another $9.23
Grand Total: $88.35 of groceries for $24.01, a savings of 73% !!
2 bottles of juice will go to Preschool on Friday as we are snack helpers that day…the other 10 bottles (average cost about $1.05) should hold us for 8-10 weeks because it’s like 20 bottles when you cut it with water!
I am still WELL within my $100 a month grocery budget — I have $39 left! Let’s see what next Wednesday’s sales will bring.
Until next time – just keep in mind that coupon clippin’ pays HUGE!