$30 worth of groceries for $0.96

February 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm 3 comments

(On a gift card – that I got for free!)

Today I took advantage of the Contour Meter deal at Walgreens.  Buy one meter, get $10 RR.  I was able to purchase 4 meters at 2 different stores.

I turned around & used $30 (3 coupons) to buy some groceries we needed.  By doing this, I can really stretch out my grocery budget.  I can buy the things that we never seem to get good coupons for (milk, eggs, lunch meat, etc).  Here’s what I got:

2 dozen eggs
1 gallon milk
1 jar popcorn kernels
1 pack Ramen
1 bag of Fritos (for DH)
1 package Oscar Mayer turkey
2 cans of mushrooms
1 jar of salsa
1 bottle of mustard
1 can of Progresso soup

These things would have probably cost me $20 or so if I had gone to HyVee or Price Chopper to get them.  But then I would have had to pay out of pocket (cant use RR there unless one certain manager is working).  So even though the overall cost was higher than what I would normally pay, it saved me a TON of money because I didnt really pay out-of-pocket for these items.

Want to know how I got the free gift card?  I used a program called MyPoints.  You earn points for taking surveys, reading emails, shopping online, etc.  If you want to check it out, send me an email at Crazy_coupon_lady@hotmail.com and I can send you a referral link.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ThriftyPUppy  |  February 2, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Great job!

  • 2. Linda Loar  |  February 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I like your videos. Its nice seeing how to work the coupons to get free stuff.
    I hope you dont put the music on your next video though.
    It was to distracting.

  • 3. Shopping Fun – Walgreens « Sam's Secrets  |  February 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    […] RRs, and ended with $39.50, so I only lost $2RR over all of these deals.  I also paid $3.04 on a gift card, making it was a total cost of $5.04 for all of these […]


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Coupon Terms

BOGO = Buy one, get one (usually buy one get one free).

EB = Extra Bucks. Use these like cash at CVS.

IP = Internet Printable coupon.

IVC = Instant Value Coupon. These are at Walgreens

MIR = Mail in Rebate

OOP = Out of Pocket

P&G = Proctor & Gamble. One of the Sunday
coupon inserts.

RP = Red Plum. One of the Sunday coupon inserts.

RR = Register Rewards. Use these like cash at Walgreens.

SS = Smart Source. One of the Sunday coupon inserts

WYB = when you buy

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