Oh man! Between getting settled from the move, some family issues and more, my couponing had taken a back seat for a while. So today, I decided I was gonna get back on the horse and get going! Man! Did it feel good to stretch my couponing “legs” a bit! We have been running dangerously low on cereal so when 2 of our favorites came up on sale at Walgreens this week, I knew I had to go pick them up! Throw in some Oreos and Combo’s for snacks and I am a happy couponer.
To do the trip, since it’s been so long since I’ve couponed (about 8 or 10 weeks overall), I started with zero RR and not enough Balance Rewards points to redeem. I know….it made me a sad Stacy, but what’dya gonna do, right? I did a quick (3) transactions and it was done!
- Buy (1) Gold Peak Tea for $1.49
Paid $1.49 OOP
Got back $1.50 in RR
- (2) Oreo’s @ 2/$6.00
- (4) Combo’s snacks @ 4/$5.00 (yes, I know..there are only 3 pictured…I have a kid who likes to sneak in the bag…lol)
Used $1.50 RR from txn 1
Paid $9.49 OOP
Got back 2,000 BRP from the Oreo’s AND
Got back 1,000 BRP from the Combo’s
Yes, I did buy those 2 transactions solely to set up this 3rd one. I really wanted my cereal…lol. This is Golden Grahams we’re talking about here! (Yes, I realize I should have used (2) .85/1 instead, however, my printer ran out of toner as I was printing my 2nd one..lol.)
Bought (4) Reese’s Puffs cereal AND (4) Golden Grahams cereal @ $1.88 each sale price.
Used (2) .50/1 Reese’s Puffs coupon found HERE AND
Used (2) .60/1 Reese’s Puffs coupon found HERE AND
Used (2) .75/1 Golden Grahams found HERE AND
Used (1) .85/1 Golden Grahams coupons found HERE
Used 3,000 BRP from txn 2
Paid $7.49 OOP (That’s .94¢ per box!!!)
All in all, if you put my transactions together, they look like this:
Total Retail Cost of Items – $53.25
Total Savings (including sale prices and coupons) - $34.77
Total RR Gained/Used - $1.50
Total BRP Gained/Used - $3.00
Final OOP: $18.48 for a 65% savings!
I’m content with the way the trip turned out. Could it have been better? Of course, but it could have been worse too! Considering I literally have zero insert coupons to my name and had to rely on what I had on hand, I’m very happy!