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Old 05-31-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Shoppers is having double & triple coupons here. My printer is down, so my AWESOME in laws printed all the coupons from coupons.com and sent them to me. Here's what I got:

1 box Nabisco 100 Calorie packs of chocolate covered pretzels
2 single cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
1 single cup Lucky Charms
1 pkg single serve cups Sucess Yellow Rice
4 Easy Mac Single Serve cups
2 Kraft salad dressings (16 oz)
2 8 oz Miracle Whip squeeze bottles
2 bottles Kraft BBQ sauce
2 bottles Cascade Rinse 8 oz
2 20 count Chinet Salad Bowls
1 20 count Chinet crystal cups
1 20 count Chinet dessert plates
2 Glade gel plug ins
3 Jello boxes
3 Jello pudding boxes
Country Time Pink Lemonade
2 boxes Ronzoni Spaghetti
4 bags wacky mac pasta
1 box Capri Sun Morning drinks
1 bag pita bread
4 pork shoulder steaks
2 lbs 80% ground beef
2 cantalopes
4 1/2 gallon bottles Turkey Hill Lemonade
2 pints Breakstone sour cream
5 pkgs Kraft cheese singles (16 count)
1 Colgate Toothpaste
1 scope mouthwash

I paid.....

$34!!! It was $110.77 before coupons!!!! I was so excited I had to take a picture when I got home!!!! This is so wonderful! We are on a stiff budget and couldn't have afforded this without the coupons my inlaws sent.

My camera isn't working so I had to use my blackberry.

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I don't know, it doesn't look like $110 worth of groceries to me, but then again, I rarely buy Name Brands of anything, so maybe I'm way off base.

Interested in seeing what others think.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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well, I wasn't really asking if it looked like $110 worth... I was being happy b/c of how much I paid for all of it. I thought the folks in the forum would get that.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Congratulations. Feels good doesn't it?
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:48 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Woo hoo. That is awesome. I love a great deal at the grocery store. Unfortunately the one grocery store that does double and triple coupons is also the most expensive to begin with. But every once in a while they will run buy 2 get "3" for free. Now those are great deals.

So happy for you. Now with the savings you might think about getting your printer fixed, lol.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Thanks you guys. It does feel awesome. I've never saved THAT much before.

Lisa, it's not that it's broken, but for some reason, the printer isn't compatible w/ the coupons.com installation that you have to use. we've tried 3 different computers and it won't work.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Coupons and sales are only good when they are for something you normally use and would buy anyway.
If they make you consume something that you don't need, regardless of how much you "save", you really lose.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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This also points out the problem with coupons - with the exception of meat, spaghetti, cantaloupe, sour cream and toothpaste, everything on that list is packaged, processed junk that I don't buy.

For the things I consider staples it's hard to find coupons, except for some store coupons: unprocessed rice, quality pasta, dried beans, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, flour, local, organic meats and eggs.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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I am very impressed!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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This also points out the problem with coupons - with the exception of meat, spaghetti, cantaloupe, sour cream and toothpaste, everything on that list is packaged, processed junk that I don't buy.

For the things I consider staples it's hard to find coupons, except for some store coupons: unprocessed rice, quality pasta, dried beans, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, flour, local, organic meats and eggs.
well, I guess that if I could afford to be more snobby about what I buy, I'd go for that. But with 1 small child, a tween, a 6'1" 14 year old, a 6' 14 year old (depending on if my step son is with us), 2 adults and a budget of $400/month for food, toiletries, laundry soap, etc., then I'll take what I can get that's relatively good for them, fills them up and make sure I still come out ahead.
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