Getting Started With Couponing Video – “Basics for Beginners”

¬†I created this video in response to the many questions I have received recently from my readers. Many questions have come from those who have never clipped a coupon EVER and want to know how to get started. Therefore, this video covers very basic “getting started” tips.

Also, click here to view my previous post explaining How to Create a Coupon Binder! I hope this information helps and please let me know any specific questions that you have ūüôā

Mother’s Day Is This Sunday! Here Are a Few Last Minute Deals…

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th and in case it has “snuck” up on you, here are a few last minute (bargain) Mother’s Day gift ideas (flowers, photos, magazine subscriptions and dining out deals included):

Three great magazine deals popped up today and are valid through Sunday, May 8th! More Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle subscriptions are only $3.50 for an entire year:

More Magazine $3.50 for One Year Subscription. Use coupon code MOM at checkout!

Ladies Home Journal Magazine $3.50 for One Year Subscription. Use coupon code MOM at checkout!

Family Circle Magazine $3.50 for One Year Subscription. Use coupon code MOM at checkout!

Walgreens is offering¬†two¬†FREE 8 X 10 photo collages!¬†Simply visit Walgreens.com, upload¬†two photos and use the two coupon codes currently available (FREECOLLAGE and FORMOM).¬† These are only valid through tomorrow (Saturday, May 7). You can either create a collage¬†with multiple pictures, or just choose one picture for your collage to receive an 8 X 10 enlargement (this is what I usually do). Choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges which¬† makes this offer totally FREE! Add a frame and you have a very inexpensive Mother’s Day gift.

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Check out the flower deals from FTD Flowers!¬† They currently have select flowers and arrangements 25% – 50% off!¬† You can send your mom a dozen roses for only $19.99 (plus delivery). It’s not too late to order for Mother’s Day.¬† But, hurry….. ūüôā

Lastly, if you are taking your mom out for Mother’s Day or want a little something extra to add to her gift, be sure to check out the current promotion on Restaurant.com!¬† All $25 restaurant gift certificates are currently only $2 (use coupon code MOM at checkout)!¬† Plus, using this coupon code you will also receive a coupon for $15 off your purchase at ProFlowers.com. Visit Restaurant.com¬†for details! Note – The restaurant gift certificates are available for immediate print from your computer.¬† There is no waiting for certificates to arrive in the mail.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

RecipeLion

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Spent $31 for $127 Worth at Harris Teeter (Plus, Final Tally for Last Week’s Super Doubles Trips)

  

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!

How Did I Do This Week? 

Harris Teeter ‚Äď Spent $31.64 (plus tax) for $127¬†worth of groceries!¬†¬†

–Note, my final total for last week’s Harris Teeter super doubles shopping trips came to $13 for $267 worth!¬† See pictures at very bottom of the post for a recap ūüôā¬†

For everything pictured above, I spent $31.64 (plus tax) and saved $96.01!¬† Plus, I received a coupon for $1.00 off my next shopping trip (since I purchased two Lunchables). It was nice after all of my super doubles shopping trips¬†over the past week, to just have to purchase produce, meat, the “coupon deals,” and a few other needed items for this upcoming week.¬† And, this week I am back¬†to going to the grocery store¬†ONLY ONE¬†time¬†for the week.¬† Super doubles is the only time I go to the grocery store multiple times so that I can stock up on items while I can purchase them at rock bottom prices.

Reminder – Don’t forget to sign up for¬†the $10 off $50¬†Harris Teeter purchase coupon from¬†Recyclebank.¬†To view my post about this free¬†program and how to quickly accumulate points to receive your $10 off $50 Harris Teeter purchase, click here! You can earn up to four of the Harris Teeter $10 off¬†$50¬†purchase rewards per mon

Harris Teeter Deals and Coupon Matchups 5/4 – 5/10

Mission Tortillas/Tortilla Rounds – Buy one, get one free – $1.49 each
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Werther’s Original Candy – $1.50
Coupon Р$.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off РCoupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

New York Texas Toast Croutons – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Crest ProHealth or Sensitivity Toothpaste – $2.99
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.50 off – Coupon from the May 1st P & G Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
E-VIC Coupon Р$1.50 off РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total РFREE  

Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush – $2.49
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.50 off – Coupon from the May 1st P & G Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
E-VIC Coupon Р$1.50 off РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total РFREE  

Degree Deodorant (1.7 oz.) – $.99
Coupon Р$1.00 off РCoupon from a 4/17 Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Athenos Greek Yogurt – $1.00
Coupon – $.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$.25 each when you purchase two  

Kikkoman Soy Sauce (5 oz.) – $1.45
Coupon – $1.o0 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$.45  

French‚Äôs Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce ‚Äď $1.99
Coupon ‚Äď $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!¬†Found¬†under¬†zipcode 90210
Total ‚Äď $.49¬†¬†

Biltmore Salad Dressing – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$.49  

Breyer’s Yocrunch Yogurt (4 pack)¬†= $2.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$.50  

Palmolive Dish Liquid (25 oz.) – $2.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off- Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$.50  

Yoplait Yogurt Cups – $.67
Coupon – $.40 off when you purchase six X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$.53 each when you purchase six  

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran – Buy one, get one free – $1.94 each
Coupon – $.70 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.40 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$.54  

Haribo Gummy Bears ‚Äď $1.29
Coupon ‚Äď $.30 off X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.69¬†¬†

Hunt’s Ketchup (24 oz.) – $1.25
Coupon – $.25 off X 2 (doubled) = $.50 off – Click here to print! Use zipcode 07042!
Total Р$.75  

Nestle Cookie Dough – $2.99
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon Р$.55 РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$.94  

Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor – $8.99
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $4.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
E-VIC Coupon Р$4.00 off РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$.99 (AWESOME PRICE)  

Driscoll’s Fresh Strawberries (1 lb.) – $1.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$.99  

Polaner¬†All Fruit¬†‚Äď $2.00
Coupon ‚Äď $1.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $1.00¬†¬†

Purina Busy Chew Treats – $3.00
Coupon – $.99 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.98 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$1.02  

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal (14 oz.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.64 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total Р$1.14 each when you purchase two  

Multigrain Cheerios – $3.45
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –¬†Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon Р$.75 off (does not double) РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$1.20 (when you apply both coupons)  

Nature Valley Granola Bars – $2.00
Coupon Р$.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off РCoupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$1.25 each when you purchase two  

Trix Cereal – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$1.40  

Goldfish Crackers – $2.15
Coupon – $.75 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$1.40 each when you purchase two  

Nature’s Own Thin Sliced Bagels – $2.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$1.49  

Maxwell House Coffee – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$1.50  

Archway Cookies – $2.50
Coupon – $.45 off X 2 (doubled) = $.90 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$1.60  

Cookie Crisp Cereal – $3.89
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –¬†Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon Р$.75 off (does not double) РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$1.64 (when you apply both coupons)  

Kraft Bagel-fuls (4 ct.) – $2.85
Coupon – $.55 off X¬†2 (doubled) = $1.10 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$1.75  

Fiber One Bars – $2.50
Coupon – $.40 off X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$1.70  

Chex Mix – $2.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$1.99  

Wheat Thin Stix – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off –¬† Click here to print!
Total Р$1.99  

Keebler Townhouse Crackers – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total Р$2.00 each when you purchase two  

Honey Nut Cheerios – $3.69
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off –¬†Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon Р$.55 off (does not double) РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$2.04 (when you apply both coupons)  

Fiber One Cereal – $4.29
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –¬†Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon Р$.75 off (does not double) РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total Р$2.04 (when you apply both coupons)  

Kraft Velvetta Spicy Buffalo Cheese (16 oz.) ‚Äď $3.19
Coupon ‚Äď $1.00 off¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $2.19¬†¬†¬†¬†

Red Baron Pizza by the Slice – $3.33
Coupon – $1.oo off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$2.33  

Freschetta Pizza – $5.00
Coupon – $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$3.00  

Tidy Cats Cat Litter – Buy one, get one free – $5.09
Coupon – $1.10 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$3.99  

Bounty Paper Towels (8 Rolls) Р$5.99
Coupon Р$1.00 off РCoupon from Proctor & Gamble Savings Booklet (or, you can use the $.25 off X 2 (doubled) = $.50 off from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert).
Total Р$4.99  

Snapple 6-Pack – $5.99
Coupon – $1.00 off‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$4.99  

Starbucks Coffee – $6.99
Coupon – $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$5.49  

Pampers Easy Ups & Underjams Р$8.49
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.50 off – Coupon from the May 1st Proctor & Gamble coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper!
E-VIC Coupon Р$1.50 РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total – $5.49
–Note – This item would apply to the¬†special Proctor & Gamble promo that Harris Teeter is¬†offering¬†this week.¬† If you purchase $30 worth of Proctor & Gamble items, you will receive a $10 prepaid gift card by mail.¬† See ad for details.¬†¬†

Pampers Diapers Jumbo Pack – $8.88
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.50 off – Coupon from the May 1st Proctor & Gamble coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper!
E-VIC Coupon Р$1.50 РMust activate under the E-VIC tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.  Will automatically deduct at checkout when your VIC card is scanned.
Total – $5.88
–Note – This item would apply to the¬†special Proctor & Gamble promo that Harris Teeter is¬†offering¬†this week.¬† If you purchase $30 worth of Proctor & Gamble items, you will receive a $10 prepaid gift card by mail.¬† See ad for details.¬†¬†

Huggies Big Pack Box Diapers – $19.99
Coupon – $3.00 off any Huggies 60 ct. or higher ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $16.99

Can you guess my grocery shopping total for last week’s Harris Teeter super double coupon shopping trips?¬†¬†

Look at the pictures and check the bottom of the post for my total…¬†¬†

  

   

  

  

The grand total was only $13.91 (plus tax) for $267.32 worth! 

This, my friends, is why I LOVE coupons and feel it is totally worth my time. I hope my grocery posts and matchups helped many of you, as well!!!  

  

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!
  

 

 

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons – Shopping Trip #3 – Paid $2.98 (Plus Tax) for $59.26 Worth!

I took a break from grocery shopping at Harris Teeter’s super double coupon promotion for the weekend, but was ready to get back to it this morning.¬† For everything pictured above, I only spent $2.98 (plus tax).¬† The total was $59.26 before VIC and coupons were applied.¬† Remember, tomorrow (May 3) is the last day of super doubles, so if you haven’t been yet, click here for a list of deals and get shopping ūüôā

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons – Day 2 – $3.58 (Plus Tax) for $64.01 Worth!

Today was Day 2 of super double coupons at Harris Teeter.  My total grocery bill dropped from $64.01 down to $3.53 (plus tax) after handing over my VIC card and stack of 20 coupons! 

To simplify things for my wonderful readers, I am going to add the new coupon matchups from today’s shopping trip (and any new ones I find throughout the super double coupon week) to the coupon matchup list¬† that I started yesterday (click here to view).¬† This will keep you all from having to look through¬†so many different posts to identify the coupon matchups.¬† Sound good?¬† I hope you are all finding ¬†fantastic deals this week!

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons – Day 1 – $3.73 (Plus Tax) for $82 Worth!

Are you as pumped as I am that today is the first day of super double coupons at Harris Teeter? I had a fun shopping trip this morning! For all of the items pictured above, my total was $3.73 (plus tax) for $82+ worth! Deli meat Рcheck! Milk Рcheck! Cereal Рcheck! Frozen Veggies Рcheck!  Chocolate Рcheck! It was great knowing that my total for ALL of it equaled what one box of cereal would typically cost.  

However, I will say that today I experienced a huge lesson in couponing.¬† Make sure all of your coupons get scanned and your receipt is correct.¬† Since I preplanned my shopping trip last night, I knew my total should have been under $4.00. However, I was charged $9.73.¬† I knew it seemed high (if¬†I can call it that when I¬†just got my grocery bill¬†down from over $82). But, I knew it was “higher than expected.” I went ahead and paid that amount as I didn’t want to hold up the line behind me. Plus, I had a newspaper reporter with me who is working on a story about saving big money on groceries through couponing and had followed me on my grocery trip,¬†so I didn’t want to be a total pain at check out. Sure enough, after checking over my receipt I was charged twice for one item,¬†only 18 of my 20 coupons were scanned¬†(which resulted in a $4.00 mistake since it is super doubles and two $1.00 off coupons were not doubled), and I had a FREE coupon for the large Coffeemate and only a portion of the purchase price was deducted (not due to a limit on the coupon because I wasn’t even close to it).¬† Bottom line, once these mistakes were sorted through, my grand total was $3.73 (plus tax), not the $9.73 I was charged.¬†¬†

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupon Deals and Matchups 4/27 – 5/3

Log Cabin Syrup – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Better Oats Oatmeal – $1.50
Coupon Р$1.00 off X 2 (doubled) РClick here to print!
Total – FREE

Mahatma Rice (5 oz.) – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from May 1st Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Ivory Soap 3 ‚Äď pack ‚Äď $1.59
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Weber Grill Sensations Seasonings – $1.99
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Scotch Magic Tape (3/4 inch) – $1.69
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Minute Rice Frozen Steamers – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Chinet Plates ‚Äď Buy one, get one free – $1.84
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total РFREE  

Tostitos Chips – Buy one, get one free – $1.99
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from May 1st Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Coffeemate Coffee Creamer – $3.79
Coupon РFREE Coffeemate Coffee Creamer РCoupon from a Facebook giveaway on the Coffeemate fan page.
Total РFREE  

Polaner Sugar Free Preserves – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Glade Spring Candle ‚Äď Buy one, get one free – $1.92 each
Coupon РFREE Glade Spring product РCoupon from a Facebook giveaway on the Glade fan page.
Total РFREE  

Milka Chocolate Bars ‚Äď $1.99
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total РFREE  

Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Kit ‚Äď $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Frozen Tornado Mexican Rolls – Buy one, get one free – $1.47 each
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Colgate Toothpaste ‚Äď $.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total РFREE  

Transocean Crab Meat ‚Äď $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE
–Note this is found in the the meat dept. I had to ask for¬†help in locating it.¬†¬†¬†

Buitoni Fettucini Pasta ‚Äď $1.39
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE
–Note – This is a refrigerated pasta found near the cheese/meats.¬†¬†

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares (in bag, 1- 2 flavors on sale) Р$1.79
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – click here to print!
Total РFREE  

Bayer Aspirin – $1.19
Coupon Р$1.00 off  РClick here to print!
Total РFREE   

Nabisco Cheese Nips – $1.00
Coupon Р$1.00 off when you purchase any two Nabisco crackers X 2 (doubled) РTearpad coupon I found a month or so ago.
Total – FREE

Breakstone Sour Cream ‚Äď $2.19
Harris Teeter Store Coupon – Buy one, get one free – Home mailer
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) =$2.00 off –¬†Printable coupon no longer available ūüôĀ
Total Р$.09 each when you purchase two  

Bailey’s Coffee Creamer – $2.19
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total Р$.19  

Mariani Banana Chips ‚Äď $1.69
Coupon Р$1.50 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $3.00 off РCoupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total Р$.19 each when you purchase two  

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes РBuy one, get one free Р$2.32 each
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Printable coupon no longer available ūüôĀ
Total Р$.32  

Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies Р$1.00 each
Coupon Р$1.00 off when you purchase three X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off РCoupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert OR click here to print  a coupon for $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off when you purchase three!
Total Р$.33 each (or $.50 each if you use the printable coupon above)  

Balance Nutrition Bars – $1.00
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase three X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total – $.33 each when you purchase three

Sister Schubert’s Parker House Style Frozen Rolls – $1.97
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.47

French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!¬†Found¬†under¬†zipcode 90210
Total – $.49

Libby’s Canned Pineapple¬†‚Äď $1.50
Coupon ‚Äď $1.00 off when you puchase two X 2 (doubled)¬†‚Äď Click here to print!¬†Use zipcode 64015
Total ‚Äď $.50 each when you purchase two¬†¬†

Kashi Snack Crackers – $2.50
Coupon – $.100 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.50

Nabisco Snackwell Fudge Drizzled Chocolate Cookies – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off Nabisco cookies when you purchase a gallon of milk X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off –¬† Click here to print!
Total – $.50, plus the cost of a gallon of milk

Palmolive Dish Liquid (25 oz.) – $2.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from May 1st Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.50

Parkay Sticks – $1.59
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.59

Diamond Crystal Salt – $1.19
Coupon – $.30 off X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$.59  

Haribo Gummy Bears – $1.29
Coupon – $.30 off X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.69

Silk Soymilk – $3.17
Coupon – $1.25 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.77
–Note – When using the link above, it will say you will get a $.75 off coupon when you register or sign in. However, they have recently been offering $1.25 off.¬† I printed mine a couple of days ago.¬†¬†

Seventh Generation Baby Wipes – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.99

Johnson Baby Shampoo/Lotion- $3.00
Coupon Р$1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off РClick here to print!
Total – $1.00

Ballpark Hamburger or Hotdog Buns – $2.29
Coupon – $.55 off any Ballpark product X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.19

Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator – $2.55
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.55

Propel Water 6-Pack – $3.59
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from May 1st Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.59

Kraft Velvetta Spicy Buffalo Cheese (16 oz.) – $4.19
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$2.19  

Claritin Allergy (30 Р40 ct.) РSale Р$18.99
Coupon – $5.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total Р$13.99   

Update – Click the following links to view my Harris Teeter super doubles shopping trips:

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip #2

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip #3

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!  

Money Saving Monday – The Grand Total for Easter Basket Goodies This Year Was…

Did you know that the Easter Bunny uses coupons?¬† The one that visits my house¬†does ūüôā¬† He is happy to report that all of the “treats” pictured above only totaled $3.00 for ALL THREE BASKETS.¬† Most everything was free using coupons and CVS ExtraBucks.¬†(My three boys each also¬†received a toy that is not included in this total).

The Bunny’s biggest tip: He plans ahead.¬† He started picking up items at grocery and drug stores a month or two ago when he saw good coupon matchups for free or nearly free items and just stashed them away in a bag. He recommends that you could also do this for Halloween, Christmas, birthday treat bags or other times¬†when you¬†need a variety of sweet treats. I agree.¬† My thought is if you can get the exact same outcome, but spend A LOT less money, then go for it!

I hope all of my readers had a Happy Easter!

FREE Reach Dental Floss at CVS/Walmart, FREE Reach Toothbrushes at CVS & $.04 Nivea Body Wash at Target

The full size Nivea bodywash is $3.04 at Target.¬† Use the $3.00 off Nivea coupon from last Sunday’s newspaper coupon¬†insert to purchase this for only $.04.

Also, you can pick up FREE Reach dental floss at CVS (on sale for $1.00 this week) or Walmart (costs $.88) Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off  (you can print two copies) and your total is FREE at CVS or FREE, plus $.12 overage at Walmart!

Also, you can get FREE Reach toothbrushes at CVS this week.  They are on sale for $1.00 each.  Click here to print a coupon for $2.00 off when you purchase two Reach toothbrushes (you can print two copies). You can pick up four FREE Reach toothbrushes using the two coupons matched with the CVS sale!

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Saved $131 at Harris Teeter (My Highest Savings Ever in One Shopping Trip)!

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!

How Did I Do This Week? 

Harris Teeter ‚Äď Spent $57.16 (plus tax) for $190.77¬†worth of groceries!¬†¬†

Just got home from a¬†fun grocery shopping trip (yes, I think grocery shopping is fun.¬† It is like a game to see how much I can save each week).¬† Today I saved $131.39 using my VIC card and coupons(big woo hoo)! This is the MOST I have ever saved on a grocery shopping trip.¬† I may sound like a broken record because two weeks ago I said that when I saved $99 and last week I said it again when I saved $114.¬† But, this week sets a brand new record! Here is my receipt ūüôā

To help with my savings, I redeemed another $10 off any $50 purchase at Harris Teeter coupon that I received from Recyclebank. To view my post about this free program and how to quickly accumulate points to receive your $10 off $50 Harris Teeter purchase, click here! You can earn up to four of the Harris Teeter $10 off $50 purchase rewards per month. Update РA reader just let me know that this reward is not currently available.  However, I remember last month around this time it disappeared for a week or so and reappeared at the beginning of the new month.  Maybe it hit its monthly limit of requests?

Harris Teeter Weekly Ad Deals and Coupon Matchups¬†4/20 ‚Äď 4/26¬†

Pictured above are the groceries I purchased; however, I did forget to include two bags of chips in the picture.

Starkist Tuna – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

McCormick Perfect Pinch Seasoning ‚Äď $1.50
Coupon ‚Äď $.75 off X 2 (doubled) ‚Äď Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total ‚Äď FREE

Ritz Crackerfuls Sandwich Crackers – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print a coupon for $.75 off!
Store Coupon – $1.00 off – Home mailer coupon sent to me from Harris Teeter
Total – FREE – $.99 depending on which coupon(s) you use

Breakstone Sour Cream (16 oz.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.09 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.09

Cinnamon Cheerios Cereal РSale Р$2.50
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 ( doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or¬†click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $.75 off (does not double)¬†¬†Must activate this coupon under your ‚ÄúE-VIC Coupons‚ÄĚ tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.25

Chex Cereal – Sale – $2.50
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.75 off X 2 ( doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $.75 off (does not double)¬†¬†Must activate this coupon under your ‚ÄúE-VIC Coupons‚ÄĚ tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.25

No Yolks Pasta ‚Äď $1.29
Coupon ‚Äď $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off ‚Äď Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total ‚Äď $.29

Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables – Buy one, get one free – $.97 each
Coupon – $.60 off when you purchase three X 2 (doubled) = $1.20 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
E-VIC Coupon – $.60 off (does not double)¬†¬†Must activate this coupon under your ‚ÄúE-VIC Coupons‚ÄĚ tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.37 each when you purchase three

Sister Schubert’s Rolls – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.49

Martha White Coffee Cake Mix ‚Äď $1.99
Coupon ‚Äď $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.49

PowerBar Energy Bars ‚Äď $1.00
Coupon ‚Äď Buy one, get one free ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.50 each when you purchase two

Delmonte Canned Green Beans, Sweet Peas & Corn – Buy 2, Get 3 Free
Total – $.50 each when you purchase five

Ortega Refried Beans – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $.50 each when you purchase two

Smart Balance Milk (1/2 gallon) – Sale – $2.50
Coupon Р$1.50 off or $2.00 off РCoupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts OR click here to print $1.00 off!
Total – $.50 – $1.50 (depending on which coupon you use)

Parkay Margarine Sticks ‚Äď Sale ‚Äď $1.59
Coupon ‚Äď $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.59

Old Orchard 100% Juice – Buy one, get one free – $1.79
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.79

Wheat Thins Stix – Buy one, get one free – $1.94 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.94

Newton’s Fruit Thins Cookies¬†– Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon Р$1.00 off РHome mailer store coupon that I received from Harris Teeter.
Total – $.99

Nestle Cookie Dough – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.00

Ritz Munchables – Buy one, get one free – $2.09 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.09

Harris Teeter Thin Sliced Sandwich Bread – $1.17

Bridgford Frozen Parkerhouse Rolls – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.40

Lance Sandwich Crackers (8 ct.) – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.40

Smart Balance Peanut Butter – $3.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $1.50

Scott’s Moist Wipes (50 ct.)¬†– $2.65
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.65

Smucker‚Äôs ‚ÄúOrchard‚Äôs Finest‚ÄĚ Preserves ‚Äď Sale ‚Äď $2.79
Coupon ‚Äď $1.00 off –¬†¬†– Click here to print! (Found under zip code 33107)
Total ‚Äď $1.79

Harris Teeter Tortilla Chips РBuy one, get one free Р$1.89
Harris Teeter Potato Chips – Buy one, get one free – $1.99

Wisk Laundry Detergent – $3.99
Coupon – $2.00 off¬†¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.99

Fresh Strawberries (1 lb.) – $1.99

Palermo’s Pizza – $5.00
Coupon – Buy one, get one free – Click here to print!
Total – $2.50 each when you purchase two
–To sweeten this deal even more, when you purchase two Palermo’s pizzas, you will receive two FREE Pepsi 2-liters.¬† All four items must be purchased in same transaction.

Scott Naturals Toilet Paper (8 mega rolls) РSale $4.99
Coupon – $1.00 off Scott Naturals 4 rolls or more ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $3.99 (reg. price is $7.99)

Scott Paper Towels (6 ct.) РSale Р$4.99
Coupon – $1.00 off¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $3.99 (reg. price is $7.99)

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Saved $114 at Harris Teeter Today!

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!

 How Did I Do This Week? 

Harris Teeter ‚Äď Spent $57.59 (plus tax) for $173.73¬†worth of groceries!¬†¬†

You may remember¬†I was really excited LAST week when my receipt showed a savings of $99.08 after handing over my VIC card and stack of coupons. I posted that it was¬†my “most ever saved” in one shopping trip.¬† Well, today I broke THAT record and saved $114.04!¬† Here is my receipt (I am super excited, can you tell?)

Today I¬†redeemed¬†the FREE milk coupon and FREE Scott’s¬†wipes coupon that¬†I received last week upon checkout (always check the coupons that you are handed with your receipt). Plus, I redeemed another $10 off any $50 purchase at¬†Harris Teeter coupon that I received from¬†Recyclebank.¬†To view my post about this free¬†program and how to quickly accumulate points to receive your $10 off $50 Harris Teeter purchase, click here! You can earn up to four of the Harris Teeter $10 off¬†$50¬†purchase rewards per month.

Harris Teeter Weekly Ad Deals and Coupon Matchups¬†4/13 ‚Äď 4/19

 

Smucker’s Concord Grape Jelly – $1.50
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon no longer available for print.
Total – FREE

Vlasic Sweet Relish – Buy one, get one free – $.99 each
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

McCormick Perfect Pinch Seasoning – $1.50
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Skittles Blenders Candy (Individual packs at checkout) Р$.50
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE (two free per coupon)

Cole’s Frozen Garlic Bread Mini-Loaf – Buy one, get one free – $1.09 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.09

Fruit2Day Juice (Found in produce dept.) – $1.00
Coupon – $.45 off X 2 (doubled) = $.90 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.10

French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – $1.69
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Total – $.19

French’s Worcestershire – $1.25
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off- Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Total – $.25

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls – $1.00
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off‚Äď Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase two (does not double). Must activate this coupon under your “E-VIC Coupons” tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.25 each when you purchase two

Stove Top Stuffing – Sale – $1.25
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newpaper coupon insert OR click here to print!
Total Р$.25 

Dean’s French Onion Dip – $.77
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $.27 each when you purchase two

Best Life Buttery Spread – Buy one, get one free – $1.29 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.29

French’s Yellow Mustard (14 oz.)¬†– $1.29
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.29

No Yolks Pasta – $1.29
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.29

Softsoap Liquid Pump Hand Soap ‚Äď $.99
Coupon ‚Äď $.35 off X 2 (doubled) = $.70 off ‚Äď Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total ‚Äď $.29¬†¬†

Campbell’s Chicken Noodle/Tomato Soup – $.50 each
Coupon – $.40 off when you purchase four X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.30 each when you purchase four

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls – $1.00
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.40 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $.40 off when you purchase two (does not double). Must activate this coupon under your “E-VIC Coupons” tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.40 each when you purchase two

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Easy Squeeze¬†– Buy one, get one free – $1.25
Coupon – $.40 off X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.45

Martha White Coffee Cake Mix ‚Äď $1.99
Coupon ‚Äď $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.49

Dixie Crystals Brown Sugar/Confectioner’s Sugar – Sale – $1.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.49

Luck’s Pinto Beans/Black-eyed Peas – Buy one, get one free – $.49 each

PowerBar Energy Bars – $1.00
Coupon – Buy one, get one free ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.50 each when you purchase two

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits – $1.00
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $.30 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off ‚Äď Click here to print!¬†Found under zip code 33128.
E-VIC Coupon – $.30 off when you purchase two (does not double). Must activate this coupon under your “E-VIC Coupons” tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $.55 each when you purchase two

Vlasic Pickles – Buy one, get one free – $1.69
Coupon Р$.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off РClick here to print!
Total – $.59

Parkay Vegetable Oil Spread Quarters – Sale – $1.59
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.59

Margaret Holmes Canned Spinach/Mixed Greens – Buy one, get one free – $.59 each

Chore Boy Scrubbing Pads ‚Äď $1.69
Coupon ‚Äď $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $.59

Rhode’s Frozen Dinner Rolls (12 ct.)¬† – $1.67
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.67

French’s Yellow Mustard (14 oz.)¬†– $1.29
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.29

Simply Asia Noodle Bowls (8.5 oz.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.74 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off
Total – $.74

Dole Canned Pineapple/Tropical Fruit – $1.25
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.75 each when you purchase two

Kellogg’s Cereal – SATURDAY ONLY E-VIC SPECIAL – 4 Boxes for $5.00 (Rice Krispies (9 oz.), Froot Loops (8.7 oz.), Frosted Flakes (14 oz.), Apple Jacks (8.7 oz.)
Click here to print various Kellogg’s coupons!
Note – If you purchase four boxes of Rice¬†Krispies¬†and use two of the $1.00 off/2 boxes of Rice Krispies from the link above, each box will only be $.75 when you¬†purchase four boxes.¬†¬† There is also a coupon¬†for $1.00 off any 3 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal.¬†

Harris Teeter Brand 2-Liter Soft Drinks – $.80

Hungry Jack Pancake & Waffle Mix – Sale – $1.99
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $.89

Red Grapes – $.99/lb (great stock up price)

Polaner All Fruit (Sugar Free) Р$2.00
Coupon ‚Äď $1.00 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Total ‚Äď $1.00

Silk Milk – $3.17
Coupon Р$2.00 off РClick here to print! Once you sign up and answer a couple of questions, you will be able to print a coupon for $2.00 off)
Total – $1.17

Cheerios Cereal (original¬†flavor in yellow box ‚Äď 14 oz.) ‚Äď $2.99
Manufacturer‚Äôs Coupon ‚Äď $.55 0ff X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off ‚Äď Click here to print!
Harris Teeter E-VIC Coupon ‚Äď $.75 off (does not double). Must activate this coupon on the ‚ÄúE-VIC Coupon‚ÄĚ tab on your weekly Harris Teeter E-VIC email.
Total ‚Äď $1.14

Hungry Jack Syrup (27 oz.) – Sale – $2.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
Total – $1.49

Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.40

Capri Sun Pouches (10 pack) Р$1.47 РE-VIC price, limit 1 ($2.00 for VIC card holders who are not E-VIC members)

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – I used a coupon printed on a previously purchased box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal. Click here to print various Kellogg’s coupons!
Total – $1.49 per box

Ballpark Hotdogs – Buy one, get one free – $2.49 each
Coupon Р$.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off РClick here to print!
Total – $1.39

Cheese Nips – $1.50

Smucker’s “Orchard’s Finest” Preserves – Sale – $2.79
Coupon – $1.00 off –¬†¬†– Click here to print! (Found under zip code 02266)
Total – $1.79

Doritos – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each

Harris Teeter Brand Potato Chips/Cheese Curls – $1.99 each

Dole Fresh Whole Pineapple – $2.00

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – $2.50
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two¬†¬†‚Äď Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two. Must activate this coupon under your “E-VIC Coupons” tab on your E-VIC email.
Total – $1.50 each when you purchase two and apply both coupons above

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cones – Buy one, get one free – $2.99 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.99
–An even better deal¬†is the Blue Bunny fudge bars.¬† They are on sale for $1.99 and only $.99 once coupon is applied.¬† My store was out, but you may want to check your store.

Harris Teeter Brand 12-Pack Soft Drinks – $2.00

Almond Breeze Milk – $3.19
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.09

Newman’s Own Pizza – Sale – $5.00
Coupon Р$1.00 off  РClick here to print! (Found under zip code 02266)
Total – $4.00

Harris Teeter Bagged Frozen Chicken Breast – Buy one, get two free
Total – $9.99 for THREE bags ($3.33/bag). Great stock up price!

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!