I really hate it when there's a great deal on a grocery item that uses coupons from the previous Sunday's newspaper. On Sundays I only get one copy of my local newspaper, and thus I have only one set of the coupons. If there's a great deal that needs two copies of a coupon, I can't get it.
But the next Sunday, I pick up a bunch of free coupon inserts from a free newspaper that's distributed in my area. So I can get as many of the great deals as I want!
That happened this week. There was a great deal on Buitoni refrigerated pasta during the deal week that started on June 13th which used a coupon from the June 9th newspaper. Since the deal needed 2 coupons to get the best price, I couldn't get it.
Luckily, the needed coupon was in my free coupon inserts that I picked up on June 16th! (Sometimes the best coupons aren't in them.) So I was able to go back before the end of the sales week to get the deal! Yay!
(As a note, sometimes a relative buys a Sunday newspaper and gives me the coupons that they don't want. So sometimes I get two copies of the Sunday coupons eventually, but sometimes not.)
Here's what I got on this trip:
4 Scotties tissue @ 2/$1.25 = $2.50
- 2 $1/2 Scotties tissue printable (zip 12345)
= 50¢ for four, or 13¢ each
2 Chips Ahoy @ BOGO $3.65
- $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product, exp. 7/14/13 (SS 05/19/13 R)
= $2.90 for two, or $1.45 each
2 Polaner All-Fruit with Fiber preserves @ $2.19 = $4.38
- $1/2 Polaner Products printable
= $3.38 for two, or $1.69 each
4 Buitoni Riserva pasta @ BOGO $4.49 = $8.98
- 4 $1/1 Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce, exp. 9/9/13 (SS 06/09/13)
= $4.98 for four, or $1.25 each
2 Klondike ice cream sandwiches @ BOGO $3.99
- $2/2 Unilever Frozen Ice Cream Novelties (Publix Best Meals printable)
= $1.99 for two, or $1.00 each
Total spent: $14.14
Total saved compared to Publix full prices: $29.65
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