Walmart and Target Trips!

Thought I'd post my trips from yesterday. My husband took a day off from work, so what did I do? I went shopping!! It's been a few weeks since I've even used a coupon, much less done a coupon run... So here goes.

Vinegar - $2.18
Iams $5.76 - $5 Q
Kraft Dressings $1.58 - $1.50 Q
Quaker Rice Cakes $1.48 - $1 Q
Duncan Hines Cake Mixes $.96 - $.35 Q
Sour Cream $1.94 - $.50 Q
YoPlus $2.08 - $1.50 Q
Kashi dinner $3.28 - Free Q
Wrigley Gum $.96 - Free Q
Tuna $1.27 - $1 Q
Poptart $1.88 - $1 Q
McCormick pepper $1.46 - $1 Q
McCormick food color $1.25 - $1 Q (did you know they make neon food coloring - pink, purple, etc)
Knox $1.28 - $4 Q (overage!)
Kotex $1 - $.75-$1 Q
Johnsons soap $.97 - $1 Q
Vitamin Water $1 - $1 Q
Nightgowns for my girls, 2 shirts, and 2 jackets for me
Total before coupons: $129.50
Total after coupons: $31.71

Huggies Wipes $2.39 - $3 Q
Johnsons lotion $2.19 - $1 Q - $1 TQ
Johnsons soap 1.02 - $1 Q
Planters $1.69 - $1 TQ
Fiber One $1.03 - $.50 Q
Yogos $1.87 - $1 Q
Del Monte Fruit cups $1.69 - $1 Q
Kraft Mac $.82 - $1/2 Q - $1/2 TQ
Pace $2.50 - $4 Q (overage)
Pace $1.92 - $4 Q (overage)
Crisco Spray $2.41 - $1 Q
Crisco Olive Oil $4.99 - $1 Q
Easter Napkins and Plates $.74 (Love to stock up on after holidays!)
Total before coupons: $56.78
Total after coupons: $19.78

A couple tips.

1 - Don't get frustrated if your coupon beeps "item not found" or something like that. Just pull the item out of your bag and show it to the cashier. Usually that is enough. My TQ for Planters beeped and I just pulled them out and showed it too him and pointed out on the coupon that it said "$1 off ANY Planters". That's all it took!

If they still refuse to use the coupon and you know that you are right, you can either have them remove the product from your purchase or have them call for the manager. Most important thing is too be polite about it. You'll get better service when you are nice than if you are snotty.

2 - A coupon will usually beep if the value of the coupon exceeds the price of the product. At Walmart, my Johnson's Buddies Soap was $.97 and my coupon was for $1 off. It beeps, but all he has to do is push a button to accept it. If they question you, plead your case (show product, point out wording on coupon) and go from there. Sometimes they will adjust the value of the coupon down (to $.97, in my case) or they will just accept the coupon value. If they adjust it, they are supposed to write on the coupon that it was adjusted down or they will get the full value of the coupon when they mail it in. But most don't. I like to point that out, more cuz I'm a brat like that... :-) I don't think it's fair that they get $1 worth of coupon if they are only going to give me $.97 worth.

I'd love to post your great shopping trips! Send me an email with your totals and either a picture or a list of what you purchased!



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