Thursday, August 12, 2010

1st Trip to Harris Teeter Super Doubles

Yesterday I ventured over to Harris Teeter for my 1st (maybe only) Harris Teeter Super Doubles trip. I recommend getting there ASAP and for me that was around 10:00am. I am fortunate that my Harris Teeter is not super popular (yet), so there is a little (just a little) more room to wait.

I had the things that I really wanted to get - Fiber One bars (Lee loves these, I had coupons, and there is a Catalina), Betty Crocker fruit snacks (Luke loves these, I had coupons, and there is a Catalina), Welch's jelly (Lee and Luke love this and they were buy 3, get them for 97 cents each), and then anything else that was a good deal with coupons that were Super Doubled.

Here is a picture of everything that I got:

Here's the breakdown of how I got it:

6 Windex - normally $3.55 each, on sale for $2.50 each, used 3 $1.00/2 coupons (Super Doubled) = $1.50 each ($9.00 total)
3 Windex multi-surface - normally $3.55 each, on sale for $2.50 each, used 3 55cents coupons (2 Doubled, 1 didn't Double - see below) = $1.40 each for 2, $1.95 for 1 ($3.35 total)
6 Ragu pasta sauces (big ones) -normally $3.35 each, on sale for $1.675 each, used 2 $1.25/3 coupons (Super Doubled) = 84 cents each ($5.05 total)
3 Welch's jelly - normally $2.49 each, on sale for 97 cents each (when you buy 3 - you can only do this once if you are an eVIC member) = 97 cents each ($2.91 total)
1 Surf detergent - normally $5.99, on sale for $3.99, used a $1.00 coupon (Super Doubled) = $2.99
3 Clean and Clear face washes - normally $6.49, on sale for $3.99, used 3 $1.00 coupons (Super Doubled) = $1.99 each ($5.97 total)
6 Snyder's pretzels - normally $2.99 each, on sale for $2.50 each, used 3 $1.00/2 coupons (2 Super Doubled, 1 didn't Double - see below) = $1.50 each for 4, $2.00 each for 2 ($10.00 total)
1 Bisquick - normally $3.49, not on sale, used 50cent coupon (Doubled) = $2.49
6 Fiber One bars - normally $3.45 each, not on sale, used 4 50 cents off and 1 50cents/2 coupons (3 Doubled, 2 didn't Double - see below), got back $2.50 Catalina = $2.367 each ($14.20 total)
12 Betty Crocker fruit snacks - normally $2.69 each, on sale for $1.50 each, used 6 50cents/2 coupons (3 Doubled, 3 didn't Double - see below), got back 2 $3.00 Catalinas = 62.5 cents each ($7.50 total)

I would have spent $159.37 (before tax).
I had $49.78 in VIC savings.
I had $36.25 in coupon savings.
I had $8.50 in Catalinas.
I had $94.53 in total savings (59.3%)
I spent $64.84 (before tax) (40.7%).

Why Some Coupons Didn't (Super) Double -
As you guys know, you can only (Super) Double 20 coupons per day per VIC card. I had 27 coupons (11 of them said "DO NOT DOUBLE OR TRIPLE"). I figured that I really only had 16 coupons that would (Super) Double, so I just did my transaction, handed him my pile of coupons, and checked out. Well, he didn't read them and just scanned them so they did double. So when I got to 20 coupons that had (Super) Doubled, the rest did not. Now that might sound like bad news, but it was really good news as I had 4 coupons that ended up (Super) Doubling that I wasn't expecting so I saved a small amount more than I had planned. If in doubt, make sure you use your higher face value coupons first and then hand over your lower value coupons so that the first 20 that do (Super) Double are your bigger savings.

1 comment:

  1. You are a genious! I don't know what Harris Teeter is but I wish I had one close to me (seattle). I'd love some savings like that. Our grocery stores are SOOOO expensive and couponing hasn't really caught on here... Boo! Crossing my fingers. I only get 3 coupon doublers a week via the paper. ... here's hoping.

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