Harris Teeter Triples brag thread!
Posted September 13, 2011
Updated September 14, 2011
Here's the place to post your totals and best deals from the Harris Teeter triples event this week! Have fun everyone!
Click the link in the box above to see the Triples Good Deals List.
I shopped in Cary this morning after the kids got off to school. You can see the photo of the items I bought and the receipt above.
Here are my totals:
Subtotal before sales and coupons: $89.18
Amount saved: $77.19
Amount paid: $11.99
Cost per item: 38 cents each!
The big difference with this shop (vs. some of the others I have posted), is that I intentionally focused on healthier options that our family uses. I bought organic tofu, Green Giant veggies, whole wheat pasta, Barilla pasta sauce, Kashi entrees, veggie burgers, soy milk, Snackwell's and Fiber One bars, yogurt and a few other things I had free product coupons for. I could have produced a receipt for under $1 if I had focused on getting only freebies, but this time around I wanted to show the doubters that you can score some fabulous deals on healthy foods using coupons. Couponing is not just about junk, as evidenced by my shop today. I saved 87% on high quality food that I can make actual meals with. That's why I love couponing!
I see that a number of you have posted that you are also focusing on buying products your family actually uses, not just the freebies. I think that's a great way to coupon, so you don't end up with a pantry full of cheap food you don't really like or use, just because it was free. Don't get me wrong, I still buy the freebies our family uses but I am much more selective these days and don't buy freebies just for the sake of getting free stuff. The handling and processing of all that free stuff we wouldn't use takes up space and my time and energy. In addition, I know there are other couponers who really do use some of those freebies we don't use so I feel like I should leave them on the shelf for those folks. I usually shop for donation items when it is not a promotion like this where everyone is trying to get the best deals. I usually stock up on items to donate when there is plenty of stock and I know I won't be taking a deal from someone else who has worked hard to get themselves to the store with their coupons to get that deal.
Thanks to all of you for posting your great deals and I am so excited to see how much you are all saving!!