I only spent $4.48 on groceries for 2 weeks!

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  1. mekia2001

    mekia2001 Earning My Ears

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    I had the best grocery shopping experience ever yesterday. We used our local grocery store and their affiliated gas station to earn foodperks and fuelperks. My husband drives a delivery truck so he scans the Advantage card when he needs to fill up his work truck(60 gallons = 6% off our grocery bill). He does that twice a week so our savings add up quick. So were up to 20% off and decided to go grocery shopping yesterday. I had already had some coupons that I was going to be using as well so I was looking to save at least $50-60 dollars with the coupons plus the 20% off. Right before we left to go shopping I grabbed the mail from the box and in it was 2 of our rebate gift cards from our cable/phone/internet provider. We got 1 for $150 for switching our cable to them and another $20 card for upgrading our internet speed!

    My grocery bill was $253.57. I saved $43.39 using the 20%, $7.60 using the coupons and another $28.10 buying the weekly specials. That brought the bill to $174.48 and thanks to the $170 in gift cards that we had I only used $4.48 of our money! Best day ever! So I put the money that we planned to spend in our Disney savings account!:cool1:
     
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  3. lisaross

    lisaross DIS Veteran

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    Great!


     
  4. jemgumby

    jemgumby DIS Veteran

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    Wow that is awesome!:cool1:
     
  5. marmalade

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    I Love that! Although I have never saved that much, I do love when the P&G coupons come out every month (the BOGO deodorant, and whatnot) then I combine the coupons with the stores sales. Plus I live in NY so we have deposits on all our bottles including water, so I take my bottles back and walk out with $40-$50 worth of products for "free". Love it!
     
  6. dhuba

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    That's great. My husband uses his Advantage card when fills up for work too, and love getting 20 % off my groceries almost everytime I do a big shopping trip. I've never gotten two weeks groceries for that price though. Good for you!!!:cool1:
     
  7. eyor44

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    Great job .
     
  8. DawnM

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    Does his work pay for that gas I am assuming? That is a lot of gas!

    Great on your groceries.

    Dawn

     
  9. mekia2001

    mekia2001 Earning My Ears

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    Yes, he has a company card that he uses for the gas. It's a win-win for us!!!!
     
  10. DawnM

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    Yes, that is a good deal for you.

    Dawn

     
  11. Kion10

    Kion10 Mouseketeer

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    Great job Couponing to Disney!
     
  12. suzieQ36

    suzieQ36 Earning My Ears

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    Awesome job! I love hearing stories like that...inspiring!!
     
  13. Peanut Giggleface

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    That is so awesome!! Way to go!!
     

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