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Happy Triples Day to You - post your totals here

Posted April 28, 2010

So, how did you do? How much did you save and spend?  Any good stories to tell?  Spill it here!

I am sitting out the morning triples rush but will do some shopping at some point Wednesday.

Have fun, save lots!

For anyone totally lost - Harris Teeter begins tripling coupons today at 7:00 AM through Tuesday, 5/4. They will triple up to 20 coupons per day with a face value of .99 or less. See the post earlier in the week for a triples good deals list.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 30, 2010

    dkg - I have not fozen soy milk before. Will have to do a little research on it.

    $2.00 for Morningstar is a good price. You may want to check your Walmart though. Mine had some varieties on sale for $2.33 and with the .75 coupon they would only be $1.58 each - cheaper than HT even with triples.

    Hoping - Most coupons will only double or triple up to the price of the product. It is rare we get overage on coupons when the coupon multiplied exceeds the price of the item. Every once in a while it happens, but I don't ever expect it or ask for it.

    Great job on everyone's savings!! .55 for $18 worth, Flabber? Awesome! $2.00 for $36 Total? Awesome again!

    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your totals and experiences!

  • HopingForABetterWorld Apr 30, 2010

    Saved 75% earlier in the week, but went too late for some items. Went this morning, store was restocked, and got the rest while saving 85%. WOO HOO!!!

    Faye,do they actually give you the credits for money makers? Sometimes they cut the coupon so it equals the total of the items.

  • angellynnclark Apr 29, 2010

    thank you so much faye for posting these savings, I just really started coming here a couple of weeks ago and I love how much I have saved so far.

    I went to harris teeter and they didn't have everything but i'm happy with what i got.
    my total was 9.09. coupons used 38.08 and VIC savings 17.50

    heinz worchestershire sauce .24
    mccormick steak marinade free
    crest toothpaste .50
    2 summers eve body wash free
    listerine 2.49
    6 banquet potpies - paid about 1.80 2 steamfresh veggies-free 2 sargento low-sodium cheese-free smart balance milk- about 1.60 excedrine 1.50 (it was on sale 2.50 i planned on buying it and unexpectedly there was a 1.00 off peelie)

    but i'm happy with my savings. I saved even more at lowes with the triples, but hopefully when i go back to HT they will be restocked.

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 29, 2010

    I hit my HT last night after work. I was happy to say they had most all of what I wanted. I paid around 90.00 for 130.00 worth of stuff. I did have to buy meat this time around so that adds up but some of it was on VIC special which was nice. After I got home I noticed that I had about 3 Qs that did not triple or double. Not sure why because I am fairly certain they did not say "not" to and they weren't blinkies, which sometimes don't work. OH well, I'm not going to drive back over there and "demand" my 2.50 since it will cost me that in gas, but its frustrating.

    I did, however, get a couple of things free. 1 palmolive and 1 container of daisy sour cream. That is always nice. Too bad I didn't get the overage, but its ok. Sometimes you do, and sometimes you don't. I'll probably go through my binder tonight and see if I need anything else I missed. Didn't have the mission Q either, but I still bought them because I needed them. Thanks for the GC Faye! Used that as well!

  • dkg0502 Apr 29, 2010

    Anyone ever tried to freeze soy milk? Does it freeze well?

    Faye...$4.25 is the price for Morningstar Farms black bean burgers. I have a bunch of .75 off coupons...which, if tripled is $2.00 a box. Good deal or not? We love them but I can hold out for a better deal...

  • dkg0502 Apr 29, 2010

    Round Two this morning...

    (2)1.5 lb. bags of Mahatma brown rice
    (2) Folgers bricks
    (4) small Dawn dish detergents
    (1) Pam Spray
    (2) Mentos gum containers
    (1) bottle Skinny water
    (2) pkgs. Morningstar black bean veggie burgers (1) Sargento slice cheese (2) 1/2 gal. containers Silk soy milk (1) Shamrock Farms milk (1) pint International Delight


  • HopingForABetterWorld Apr 29, 2010

    Mrs. Mulkern...tell your husband it's ok. I am out with my wife every time. Gotta save that money. We won't buy unless we're paying under 50% except for the occasional things that you must have or the treats.

    Paid 24.5 % yesterday and forgot about the Frank's sauce, didn't have the Mission coupon, and were too late for the Mahatma.

  • Flabbergasting Apr 29, 2010

    Accidentally posted this under the triples list. Oh well! I'll post it here too :P

    I spent a whopping 55 cents... I realized halfway through my shopping trip that I had left my debit card at home. So I put a few things back, scrounged through my purse for some change and went home with a bag full of groceries anyway! About $18 worth for only $.55! Love it!

  • t0tAlChA0s Apr 29, 2010

    I have only been couponing a few months, but when I first started I was so eager to use my coupons and see how much I could save, I was hitting all the stores every week and and still spending $20-30 at each one of them. Which added up and I couldn't see that much savings. I started paying more attention and took Fayes class. Now I am on the road to success! Yippie!

  • t0tAlChA0s Apr 29, 2010

    Total before sales and coupons $36.77 and I paid $2.06. Best I have ever done. I can't thank you enough Faye! I'm getting there. Soon all my receipts will look alot better.