Sunday, November 9, 2008

Our first shot at Grocerysmarts

Well, we've been very aware of grocerysmarts for a while now. A couple of months ago I met with Shantell from The Obsessive Shopper and she explained to me how it works. So this month having a substantial amount of coupons thanks to Bob saving them for us (THANKS SO MUCH BOB!) we decided to try it out. Smiths is having their "Mega Event" and sales on a lot of things that we normally eat. So here's what we got and what we spent. You may want to try it out! We're headed to Albertson's on Monday to try again!
3 boxes of Cereal (Cheerios and Lucky Charms)
3 boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola bars
1 pk of Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
1 Box of Betty Crocker Potatoes
1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix and 1 Frosting (gotta stock up on desserts for when its our turn! ;) We're starting to have quite a supply and variety to choose from... now the Frei's won't get bored with us, or at least our desserts! Our lives aren't nearly as exciting as the desserts.)
2 pk of C&H Sugar
1 Daisy Sour Cream
1 Breyers Ice Cream
1 Bag of Tyson Chicken Patties
1 Bag Totinos Pizza Rolls
2 boxes Pillsbury Toster Strudels and 1 box of Toster Scrambles
1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl
1 pk of Duracell D batteries
1 box of Orvill Movie Theater Popcorn
1 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter (the big container)
Thats 23 items that at full price would have been $71.72
We saved $12.25 from manufactures coupons, $25.76 from our fresh values card so we spent a total of
$34.95 which means we saved $38.01.

It was actually really fun to figure out and do. If you want to start doing it for your family check out my blog roll and click on "The Obsessive Shopper". If you're not going to do it and get the Sunday paper, save and send me your coupons! :) Then I can save even more!


steveandsteph said...

Ohhhhh. The memories. Back before I became a crazy full time teacher again, I did the "Coupon Sense" version of this. We saved a ton of money, but it was an enormous amount of work. It really is a part time job keeping track of all the sales and coupons-but it definitely pays! I am glad you got such great deals! You can never save too much money:)

Jessi said...

Julie's mother-in-law has done this for years and has gotten so good at it that she can go to the grocery store, buy a ton of stuff, and walk out with having actually been PAID money instead of paying! Crazy huh? Julie does the coupons now and gets a ton of stuff for way cheap. I know that it's a lot easier in Arizona... the way coupons work there is totally different than most places. Have fun with it! I think it's awesome!!