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$5 Steak Attack

March 4, 2011

We got a call tonight from a good friend cluing us in to a great deal happening “RIGHT NOW” at Harris Teeter.  They were having a $5 Steak dinner special that included a 10 oz ribeye, a baked potato and a bag of salad, all for $5.  We hadn’t planned anything for dinner, so I hopped in the truck and drove the less than a mile distance to HT.

When I got to the meat counter it seemed that many others had also heard about the $5 steak dinner.  There were at least 12 others standing around the steaks, jockeying for position, trying to get the best cut of meat.  The butchers at HT were bringing out piles of meat as quick as they could.  I was honestly worried that a fight might break out over a free bag of salad.  I just got what I needed and moved on.

What about you?  Anyone out there ever witnessed a fight, tussle, or argument over a good deal at the grocery store?  I’d love to hear about it.

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Grocery Surprise

December 8, 2010

I popped into the grocery store tonight to get a Rotisserie Chicken for dinner.  I stopped first at Food Lion but all they had was BBQ flavored which I was not interested in.  So, I headed to Harris Teeter, which turned out to be the best choice.  First of all, they had their Rotisserie Chickens marked down from $7 to $4.  Next, I decided to check out the meat counter, just in case, and I found hamburger marked down to $1.50 a pound, so I bought two pounds to make a meatloaf on Friday.

So, what I thought was a bad thing turned out to be an unexpected benefit.

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It’s Sunday  morning and I had to make a quick run to Harris Teeter because we only had one egg.  Sunday morning breakfast is a tradition at our house – eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy and in the summer a fresh tomato.  So, it wouldn’t do to only have one egg.  I knew eggs were on sale at Harris Teeter – a dozen was only $0.97 with my e-Vic card.

I grabbed a few other coupons since I knew it was Super Double Coupon week and headed out.  After about 45 minutes of shopping here is what I left the store with

12 pack of Lemon Propel $5.49 ($8.99) on sale for $6.99  used $1.50 off catalina coupon (I though it was going to double, but missed the fine print way off to one side that said “Do Not Double”  It didn’t matter because this is something we drink a lot of, so I was happy for the coupon.)

4 boxes of Shredded Wheat Honey Nut cereal $1.00 each ($3.95) on sale 2/$4.00 used (2) $1.00/2 coupon (doubled to $2.00 each)

Blue Bunny Ice Cream $0.95 ($5.89) on sale BOGO used $1.00 off coupon

HT medium olives $1.19

Danimals Yogurt FREE ($2.79) on sale for $1.99 used $1.00 off coupon

Coffee Mate Creamer $3.00 ($4.19) on sale for $3.00

Plain M&M’s FREE ($0.89) used Free coupon I received in the mail

8 O’Clock Coffee $3.49 ($6.49) used $1.50 coupon

Sugar $2.49

Sobe Lifewater FREE ($1.69) used free coupon I got in the mail

Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons $2.19 ($5.19) used $1.50 off coupon

and finally……

eggs $0.97 (1.59)

Total Bill before coupons – $57.19

Total Paid – $24.71

Savings – $32.48 (57%)

Cumulative Savings – $141.09

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Great Harris Teeter Savings

September 8, 2010

I had probably my best shopping trip with coupons since I’ve started this journey.  Harris Teeter had some great BOGO sales that I was able to add some coupons too for even better savings.

Here is the rundown on what I was able to get today:

2 Grands Biscuits $0.70 each (BOGO sale used $0.30 off when you buy two [doubled to $0.60])

2 Shamrock Chocolate Milk  $0.25 each (on sale for $1.25 used $0.50 coupon [doubled to $1.00])

1 Better Than Eggs $0.99 (used $0.50 coupon [doubled to $1.00])

3 Kraft Cheese/2 Breakstone Sour Cream $0.80 each (cheese was on sale for $2 each and sour cream was 2/$3 used $5 off of 5 Kraft products)

2 Cheese Itz $1.69 each (BOGO sale used $0.50/2 coupon [doubled to $1.00])

1 Heluva Good Dip $1.79

1 HT Flour Tortilla $1.00 (BOGO sale got one for half off)

1 Kruncher Chips $1.49 (on sale for $2.99 used $0.75 coupon [doubled to $1.50])

1 Blue Dog Treats $0.50 (on sale for $3, BOGO used $1.00 coupon)

2 Froot Loops $0.97 each (BOGO, used $1.5/2 coupon)

2 Eight O’Clock Coffee $1.88 each (BOGO, used $2/2 coupon)

1 decaf Eight O’Clock Coffee $4.99 (used $1.50 coupon)

1 Hellmans Mayo $0.99 (BOGO, used $0.75 coupon [doubled to $1.50])

Total before Coupons –  $73.25

Total paid – $28.20

Total Savings – $45.05  (62%)

Cumulative Savings –  108.61



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Unexpectedly Free

July 9, 2010

I needed to pick up some cocktail sauce on my way home today since I forgot it at the store yesterday.  When I got to Harris Teeter I was able to find more $0.50 coupons for Vitamin Water.  When I got to the checkout, I noticed a $0.55 coupon on the cocktail sauce which was already BOGO.  Because I only got the one it was half off and I got to add the coupon.  It was an unexpected almost free trip to the store.

9 Vitamin Water – $1 each

Used (9) $0.50 coupon – $9.00

Cocktail Sauce – $2.45

Half price – $1.22

Used $0.55 coupon found on bottle – $1.10

Total Before Coupons – $11.80

Amount Paid – $0.48 (including tax)

Savings – $11.32

Cumulative Savings – $52.56

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Free Drink Day

July 8, 2010

Today was the day of free drinks which is good since we are trying to reduce our soda intake.  I had saved my three BOGO (buy one get one) Sobe Lifewater coupons from the “Heads or Tails” game because Sobe is on sale at CVS BOGO.  So I was able to use my coupons with the sale and get 6 for free.

6 Sobe Lifewater – $1.59 each

BOGO sale – $4.77

(3) BOGO coupon- $4.77

Total Before Coupons – $9.82

Amount Paid – $0.28 (including tax)

Savings – $9.54

Cumulative Savings – $41.24

While at CVS I saw a tear off pad of coupons for $0.50 off Vitamin Water.  I knew that Harris Teeter sometimes had Vitamin Water on sale for $1 each and I also knew that they double coupons.  If I was lucky, the Vitamin Water would be on sale sometime before the coupons expired.  I grabbed all they had (which was only 6) and headed for Harris Teeter.  Fortunately, the Vitamin Water was on sale and I was able to pick up 6 of them.

6 Vitamin Water – $1.00 each

(6)$0.50 off coupon- $6.00

Total Before Coupons – $6.23

Amount Paid – $0.23 (including tax)

Savings – $6.00

Cumulative Savings – $47.24

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Back to Harris Teeter

July 1, 2010

I knew the Super Coupon deal at Harris Teeter was ending, so I grabbed a few coupons and stopped by while I was out running errands.  I was very excited about this trip as I was able to get some free stuff.

Wheatables Nut Crisps  On sale for $2.99

Use $1.50 coupon  - FREE

Philly Cream Cheese $1.85

Used $1.00 coupon – FREE

Philly Mini Tub Cream Cheese – $1.99

Used $1.00 coupon – FREE

Tums Antacids – $2.25

Used $1.00 coupon – $0.25

Total before coupons – $9.95

Amount Paid – $0.42

Savings – $9.53

Cumulative Savings – $23.76



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After spending some time looking at coupons I had, printing others and matching them with some sales at Harris Teeter, I ventured off on my first shopping trip.  Fortunately, Harris Teeter was having a “Super Coupon” special.  This meant that they would be doubling the value of coupons up to $2.  Usually they only double coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less, so this can be a great deal.  Here is what I came home with.

(2) International Delight Coffee Creamer  $1.99 each

Used BOGO coupon -$1.99

Ore-Ida Crinkle Fries  $3.39

Used 75¢ coupon -$1.50

(2) Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs  $4.25 each

On sale BOGO -$4.25

Used $1/2 coupon - $2.00

(2) Shredded Wheat Cereal  $3.39 each

Used $1/2 coupon  -$2.00

(2) Betty Crocker Warm Delight  $1.99 each

Used  $1/2 coupon  -$2.00

(1) Flavor Splash Wild Berry Water $3.99

On sale -49¢

Used $1 coupon  -$2.00

Total before discounts – $30.62

Amount paid – $16.39

Savings – $14.23

Cumulative Savings – $14.23

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