Originally Posted by bs13690
I agree with the general idea but you can save bundles at Harris Teeter when considering they double coupons up to 99 cents and then use that with BOGO sales. Also, make sure to sign up for eVic. Last week I snagged 4 boxes of Frosted Flakes (Kellogg's not generic) for $5. I don't think you're going to find this yummy breakfast treat at Walmart for $1.25 per box which was my net cost. If I would have been keeping better track of coupons I'm sure I could have gone cheaper than that.
Another score last week was two boxes of Crunchy Nut cereal by one get one free. I had a .70 cent coupon which doubled to $1.40. Cost of both boxes was $4 minus $1.40.
This week 10 tins of good tuna at $1 each, Pepsi 12 packs and other items are buy 2 get three free.
There are food items at Walmart that are always cheaper than regular prices but you rarely see sales on produce and honestly I don't like buying fresh stuff there. I see too many examples of people picking up an item and randomly dropping it off somewhere else in the store when they change their mind. If an item needs the fridge I don't like the idea of it living in exile on some random isle before it finds its way back to its home instead of being thrown away.
HT also recently changed their BOGO policy. If something is buy one get one it rings up at half price. When couponing you can use this to your advantage if the coupon only requires you to buy one.
For example the coupon I used for the Crunchy Nut cereal was .70 off for one versus $1.00 for two. The 70 cent coupon is better because it doubles. And Kellogg's is trying so hard to push this cereal there's a $1 coupon on the side of all boxes that goes for something like a year.
HT also has occasional super double coupons that double up to $1.98 and triple coupons too. It doesn't take much to score big if you just pick up the Sunday paper. Or go 7 days a week and you can pay for the cost of a full subscription.
Finally, eVic has electronic coupons that can be used with a regular coupon on the same item. There's a Lucky Charms coupon for $1 in a recent paper and a .55 one you can add to your account online.
Fruit Newtons are BOGO this week which WalMart has had a hard time even keeping the regular version in stock (28216).
Target often has $10 gift card offers for transferred prescriptions which is another reason to get the Sunday paper.
There's no reason to pay full price at HT. You can save a bundle, beat WalMart on many items that never or rarely go on sale and probably shop in a cleaner my respected store (meaning not that they are kept dirty but that the shoppers at my WalMart seem to be disrespectful at least some of them when it comes to treating fresh food).