Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Harris Teeter Triples Trip!

Harris Teeter is running another triple coupon event starting today!

So this morning, I went out tripling.  Tripling. It should be an Olympic sport.

I still needed to organize some of my coupons so instead of going first thing, I got up and cooked breakfast and got a few things done around the house, and then sat down to quickly pull and organize the coupons I thought I might use.

I've gotten so behind on clipping and organizing my coupons in the binder method, that I've decided to try keeping the whole inserts and then just clip when I need it. I can see that there are a few disadvantages to this system but so far, I'm liking it. It saves so much time!

Anyways, I went through the inserts, clipping the coupons I wanted and then organized them in my binder to take to the store. That way, I could go down aisles with my binder open to the appropriate page and see immediately if there was something that might be a good deal.

This took me less than 30 minutes and I was on my way!

There were already some items that were cleaned off the shelves. No Heinz Ketchup or Scrubbing Bubbles in the sizes and prices to make a great coupon deal!  But overall, I think I did pretty good.

I scored some marked down organic chicken and also some marked down organic mushrooms. Yum! So that added $8 to my total.

Most items were free or nearly free, but a few things like the chocolate chips were a really good price with the sale and coupon. $1 a bag! And I need chocolate chips. Yes, I do. 

Now is the time to be thinking ahead for holiday baking. Baking supplies are starting to go on sale and there are many coupons out there, too.

My total before coupons was $49.37.

I paid $15.44 for everything  in the picture below.

Not my best trip ever, but considering that I still saved roughly 70%, I think I did very good!

Plus I got things we really needed and buy regularly,  like organic chicken, baking powder, pepperoni  and chocolate chips.

**Southern Savers has a list of coupon match-ups for the Harris Teeter triple sale here.


Anonymous said...

You did great, Mary Ann! I especially like the deal on the organic chicken. It's rare to find that here but what a blessing for you.

Abbie Byers said...

You did awesome!! The choc milk was in the refrigerated section with the other milk. I got one of the last 2.

Mary Ann said...

Thanks Abbie!
That was one place I didn't think to look. Duh!!! :-)

Maybe they'll have restocked by the time I make my second trip!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Good job! We just switched to turkey pepperoni - less fat and tastes exactly like regular pepperoni.