One of our Smart Shoppers, bparrish, shared a great example of how couponing, especially double couponing, saves us so much money! She took Walmart up on their challenge to compare receipts. You will love the result!
Here is the story she posted on the blog today:
"ATTENTION WAL-MART- While walking in WM during lunch today, I decided to take their little compare receipt prices challenge & using the same items I got this am at HT w/o sales, e-vic's, super double q's & zvr's, HT total $74.85 vs Wal-Mart total $59.48.
HT 0, WM 1.
After e-vic's, sales, super double q's & ZVR's, HT $3.40 vs using same q's for their Q value at WM, $34.58.
HT 100 WM 000!!! That's why we love HT & super doubles!"
Basically, if she had bought the same items at Walmart today, using the same coupons and their current sale prices as those she bought at Harris Teeter, it would have cost her $34.58.
But she shopped at Harris Teeter instead and using coupons, Super Doubled coupons, store digital coupons and sales, her total was.......drumroll please.......$3.40!
That's a savings of $31.18 off the Walmart price for the same items. WOW!
Yes, it took her a little more time to prepare for this shop than shopping at Walmart with the same coupons, but not that much more time. The only real difference in shopping the 2 stores time wise is that she had to spend the time to load the digital coupons from HarrisTeeter.com. That probably took all of 15 minutes. So, for about 15 minutes more time spent preparing, she saved $31. Is 15 minutes of your time worth $31? Even if it took her 30 more minutes to prepare her coupons to shop at HT vs Walmart, her savings are still more than worth the effort.
Thanks for sharing your story, bparrish! And congratulations on your fantastic savings!