I went on this trip with my in-laws. My dad-in-law couldn't believe how much I saved! He was skeptical at first thinking I would have to buy a bunch of things I wouldn't normally buy in order to "save" money and how is that money saved if I won't use those products anyway? Well, here's what I got:
Purex laundry soap (these'll be perfect for my fiance since he's a trucker now) regularly $6.99, on sale for $4.99, had a $1 off coupon.
Teddy Grahams (to keep 2 kidlets quiet) $1.00 each on sale. Regularly $1.50 each.
Angel Soft TP on sale for $1.00 regularly $1.28, had a $0.50 coupon that doubled to $1.00 so got this for FREE
M&M's, Snickers, and Dove candy all gotten with FREE coupons or buy 1 get 1 free coupons, out of pocket $0.00
Asparagus on sale for $1.87/lb normally over $4 a pound - cost $1.94
Paper Towels $0.63 because I desperately needed some
Raspberries $2.50 (I didn't realize I got the organic or else it would've been $2.00)
Kraft Easy Mac all purchased with $1 off or buy 1 get 1 free and Cellfire coupons so FREE
Chicken Seasoning on sale for $1.00, regularly $1.99, had a $0.50 off coupon that doubled so FREE
Suave deodorant on sale for $1.00, regularly $1.19, had $0.50 off coupons that doubled, so FREE
Softsoap on sale for $1.00, regularly $1.09 had a $0.50 off coupon that doubled, so FREE
Manufacturer coupons $12.93
Doubled coupons $2.90
Kroger card savings $8.22
Would've cost me $39.25
Total savings $24.05
Paid 15.20 out of pocket.
And, yes, we have or do use all those items.