I am pretty sure today was my best shopping trip yet. It wasn’t the biggest savings wise but I feel like I got some pretty good prices and on some food items. So far I have only been getting toiletries and cleaning supplies so it was nice to get something we can eat! It was a bunch of processed foods, like cookies and crackers but these are going to come in handy over the holidays. I am really excited about today’s trip – seems like a weird thing to be excited about?
Most of the coupons were inside the What’s Cooking Magazine found inside my Kraft Samplicious Box – so unless my post says otherwise, that is where I get the coupon from. I did my shopping at Save on Foods, everything I bought was card price PLUS I got to use an in store coupon, save $5 when you buy 5 Kraft products. The store I went to didn’t actually have any of the new coupons but they let me use an old one that they found. Awesome customer service!
Paid $14.97 OOP after tax - Saved $32.42
Save On Foods
Chips Ahoy Middles $3.39 – $0.75 coupon + $5 WUB5 = $1.65
Triscuit ThinCrisps $2.50 – $0.50 + $5 WUB5 = $1.00
Wheat Thins Stix $2.50 – $1.00 + $5 WUB5 = $0.50
Ritz Bits Sandwiches $2.00 – $0.50 + $5 WUB5 = $0.50
Kraft Parmesan Cheese $4.99 – $1.00 + $5 WUB5 = $2.99
Cheez Whiz Jalapeno Tex Mex $5.49 – $1.00 + $1.00 from Save.ca (no longer available) = $3.49 Kashi Granola Bars $4.39 – free box of Kashi bars coupon from the free bar offer (no longer available) = FREE
2 x Old Spice Deodorant $2.00 – $3 WUB2 from BrandSaver = $0.50 each
Tax: $1.13 Total: $12.25
Saved: $28.42 ($18.14 in coupons + 10.28 in Save on More Card Price) 70% Savings
Third time is the charm. I have tried to do this stack three times now and finally had some luck. I guess this was actually my fourth time – I had two stacks of coupons to get two free Scrubbing Bubbles 1 Step Toilet Kit. The first time went great – they took $10 off the $9.98 price – no problems or questions asked.
Trying to get my second free one is when things went downhill. First try, I went to a different Save on Foods and was told they don’t stack. Second try, I was back in the Save On Foods where I got the first, I was told I couldn’t use my coupons because my coupon value exceeded the price of the product.
Today I was back in the same Save on Foods where I got the first one and was turned away because my coupon value was too high. Today they took my coupons, didn’t say a word and price adjusted it down 2 cents. Still find it so weird how every cashier is so different. One took them and gave me the full $10, one wouldn’t take them and told me they couldn’t get adjusted and the third adjusted them down to $9.98. All in the same store.
Anyway, I have my Scrubbing Bubbles now and I can stop looking and trying. Also, on sale I found a pretty cheap Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle – thought I would try it out! This is the shaver I normally use, so I already have the blades. Figure it can’t hurt.
Save on Foods
1 x Scrubbing Bubbles 1 Step Toilet Kit $9.98 – 2 x different $5.00 from inserts (price adjusted to $9.98) = FREE
1 x Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle $12.99 – $8 Save on More Card Price = $4.99
I just assumed that all Save On Foods would be the same in their coupon policies. I am not sure why I though this but anyway it is not true and I found it out the embarrassing way… or the hard way however you want to look at it.
I have already coupon sacked at 2/3 Save On Foods and 1/2 London Drugs here in town – like I said, I figured if one did they all did. Was at that third Save On Foods tonight and they had something I had been looking for to stack and get free – the Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Kit and now I know why it was still there! hah
I didn’t end up getting it and I was kind of embarrassed about the whole thing but it was my own fault. I just didn’t realize that each store in a chain would have that different of policies. Lesson learned, always check the coupon policies for EACH INDIVIDUAL store.
Thankfully I don’t typically shop at that Save On Foods and is it the farthest from me – I just happened to be in there.
Of course after I got home I googled and read the policy and saw that it is different from store to store. Hopefully this helps someone else from making the same mistake I did – call your local store and check if they allow coupon stacking before you go!