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Harris Teeter Super Doubles brag thread!

Posted February 23, 2013

 

I moved up the brag thread so you can keep sharing your deals and see everyone's great buys! Here's the place to share your great register totals, funny stories, coupon disasters and all things Super Doubles at Harris Teeter this week!

Good luck and have fun!

Here are the totals for my shop on Wednesday morning at the crack of dawn!

Subtotal before sales and coupons: $63.72

Total saved: $63.34

Total paid: 38 cents!

% Saved: 99%

As you can see from the grocery and receipt pictures above, I bought milk, yogurt, cheese, applesauce, 100% juice, mango salsa, pancakes, butter, spices and hair care. The only reason the candy bar is there is because I had a negative balance and had to grab something to get into the positive!

I used a combination of coupons, HT ZVR digital e-VIC coupons, rain checks for the pancakes ($2.50 - $1 coupon from the DeWafelbakkers calendar they sent a couple months ago with coupons =  .50), Sorrento cheese sticks (BOGO raincheck - $1 coupon = .50 each) and a competitor's coupon.

There are a ton of good deals with this Super Doubles event and I look forward to shopping Thursday after the class in Fuquay!

Thanks to all of you for sharing your great deals and for helping to answer questions.

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  • nakabi Feb 26, 10:26 p.m.

    Scored on the tidy cat cat litter! Store was out of the 14LB litter so CS gave me the 20Lb bags instead. Told them it was supposed to be BOGO for $3.74 but somehow I ended up paying .20 for all 3 bags..yay!!!!

  • hickofasaving Feb 25, 8:48 p.m.

    Just got back from HT...here is my catch: 1 Heinz Gravy, 1 Cherrios, 3 Bags Cat Chow, 2 Orv Red Popcorn, 2 Doritoes, 3 Kraft Mac & Cheese, 2 Old Spice Deodorant, 2 Old Spice Body Spray, 2 Listerine Zero, 3 Garnier Shampoo, 1 Garnier Hairspray, 1 HT Sweetner, 1 Hormel Complete, 1 Pack Strawberrys, 1 HT Cheese Singles, 1 U by Kotex Pads, 2 Donuts, 3 Packs HT 80% Ground Beef. Total OOP $40.69! Also noticed my ZVRs did not print, so I have to take care of that next time. This was a Fantastic deal on Old Spice: 2 deodorants & 2 body sprays for Moneymaker of .02!! after 2 $2 coupons, 2 $1 coupons, and $1 ZVR!!

  • Packy Feb 25, 1:22 p.m.

    Packy, that is too funny! Just tell him what his out of pocket amount should be and he should be just fine:)

    believe me...he hears my totals ALL the time and I think he's gotten a bit sick of it. For instance, last night we were flipping thru the tv and I asked what he'd like to watch. He said, "as long as it's not Extreme Couponers I'm good with whatever". I asked, "why not EX?"...he said, "because that stuff is NOT real...NOBODY can go into a store and save THAT much money". He's finally gotten *it* bc he would always ask, jokingly of course, why *I* couldn't save THAT amount of money and I would want to throat punch him. But instead I would patiently explain...AGAIN....how the stores allow these folks to break policy for publicity and such and the average person couldn't go into a store and puchase 500 bottles of gatorade using coupons. FINALLY FOLKS HE'S GOTTEN IT!!!!!!!!!!

  • 40andtired Feb 25, 12:43 p.m.

    Packy, that is too funny! Just tell him what his out of pocket amount should be and he should be just fine:)

  • Packy Feb 25, 8:17 a.m.

    Jeffro1980, *I* am very impressed! Men normally are not into the whole couponing thing....I think it's the lack of patience with a touch of ADD. lol Good for YOU for supplying your family with the items you all need AT a good price! Maybe your wife can jump on board the savings-train soon. :)

    I'm about to need another stockpile cabinet, folks. I organized, yet again, and I've got my huge pantry filled to the brim AND another tall cabinet with doors stocked. BTW, biggest purchase, as far as quantity? Cereal...lots and lots of cereal...14 boxes to be exact. And the amount I paid for those 14 boxes would buy 4 boxes at normal prices I would guess. I think I'm done with SD now...I mean, I don't have anywhere else to store anything. I am sending the SO out today for 3 bags of Seattle's Best coffee. He's a bit nervous.... c'mon 2 coupons? Surely, you'll do just fine with that. lol

  • jeffro1980 Feb 24, 10:47 p.m.

    Thanks for all of the positive feedback! Some of my friends think I am a little coupon crazy but saving money is what it is all about. My wife use's coupons too, but she doesn't look at the match ups so the savings aren't there. So I took over & started stock on several things this week.

    I got 3 bags of GG chips from Lowes Foods this week

    Made a few trips to HT this week and plan to go at least one more time:

    $45.93 - coupons Paid 16.93

    $81.28 - Coupons paid $20.76

    $76.69 - Coupons paid $31.67 (Bread, Beef & pizza no Coupon)

    $78.83 - coupons paid $23.80

    Stocked up on Shampoo/Conditioner/Hair care, Milk, Cheerios, Applesauce packs (only had first day), rice cups, compleats, gravy and lots of other good stuff!

    I knew target would let you use both store/manf Q's BJ's does as well :) But I never considered scanning everything, I downloaded their phone app and never used it much. But it does have a scanner to check prices so I will be utilizing that for sure!

  • scoutmomof2 Feb 24, 7:19 p.m.

    One of my kids friends told me today that my youngest told him when they move out they are still going to have me do their grocery shopping, even after he is married!! Last night he even came into the Harris Teeter so he could see me check out.

    My lab is eating very well these days, and isn't hurting for treats either.

  • Nancy Feb 24, 5:50 p.m.

    LOL scoutmom - my beagles have enough dog food from past and current sales to feed them for about 3 months :) And every one of those bags was a bargain at HT!

    That's the whole idea behind higher savings rates over time is to stockpile on the items you can when the deal is the best - it allows you to 'bridge' to the next good deal/coupon line up without ever having to buy at the more expensive prices.

    Faye, you KNOW your girls will be able to squeeze a dollar until it cries for mercy when they get on their own :) Kids exposed to smart financial habits become smart themselves - it just happens. Some later than others sometimes ;) But it DOES sink in and become a part of their approach to budgeting.

    My Mom would send me to the store with coupons for a few items here and there when I was in high school, it made an impression no doubt!

  • Nancy Feb 24, 5:44 p.m.

    half and half - I got one too, have no idea what triggered it but was grateful to get it :) We like that milk a lot!

  • halfandhalf07 Feb 24, 3:02 p.m.

    Wow, first time ever I've come in the negative for a HT SD trip! My first shopping time cost nothing out of pocket!

    Has any else noticed Catalina coupons for free Simply Pure Milk half gallons that prints out at HT? I received 2 in the same transaction, but I don't know what triggered it. I thought it was the Total cereal that I bought, but I realized that I purchased it on Wednesday, also, and didn't get a Catalina coupon for it then. Anyone have any ideas?

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