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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Dollar General coupon trip 8/9/2011
I was going stir-crazy at home today. I knew there were some good deals at Dollar General and Family dollar and I just wanted a change of scenery. I loaded up my girls and we headed out.
My first stop today was Dollar General. I had seen their ad and knew there were a few things that I would like to get. Well, as I walked into the store I noticed something that I had not paid attention to before--a HUGE clearance table at the front door. I pulled my buggy aside and began digging in. I found some AMAZING deals:
2 sharpies for $1.75
vegetable seeds for 10 cents
HUGE bottle of herbal essence shampoo on clearance for $2.15 with $1 off coupon (final price $1.15)
Cover Girl shadow on clearance for $2.25 with $1 off coupon (final price $1.25)
Cover Girl powder on clearance for $3 ($6 regularly) with $1 off coupon (final price $2)
Cover Girl foundation on clearance for $1 with $1 off coupon (final price FREE)
Glade plug in on clearance for $3 with $1 off coupon (final price $2)
With these type of savings I am for sure paying attention to the clearance table from now on!!!
I also found some good stacking and matchup deals:
Glade air effects on sale for $2.50 with 55 cent off coupon (final $1.95)
Raid on sale for $3.50 with $1 off coupon ( I didn't get this deal just because I have plenty of Raid right now--but it is still a good find)
Cheerios products on sale for $3 with $1 off 2 coupon (final $5 for 2--not the best deal but still better than retail)
Hormel Kids completes for $1.75 with 55 cent off coupon (final $1.20) My kids wont eat these but my husband will--great for lunch
I also had 20 cents off Ragu
This may be my favorite find: Fruit Loops on sale for $2 a box. In Store DG coupon for $3 off 3 and manufacturer coupon for $1 off of 3. So I bought 3 boxes for $6 then saved $4 in coupons (final price $2 or 66 cents a box!!!!)
I found a good stacking opportunity for Dove shampoo and conditioner. It was on sale for $3.50. I had a $1 off coupon plus a buy one get on free coupon. So I paid $2.50 for 2 items or $1.25 each)
And last but not least I found ban deodorant on sale for $2 and I had a $1 off coupon. (Final price $1 each)
I saved $20 in coupons alone. I do not know the total savings since the DG receipt is not the easiest in the world to translate. With the clearance and sale items I estimate a total savings of around $45. Not too shabby!
I spent about $60 so it was close to 50% savings. Jason is ready to kill me. Couponing is addictive and although I am saving the family great amounts of money I think I will have to slow down on personal item and cereal purchases--I want a bit put back but not a huge stockpile. If I want to save my marriage (j/k), I guess I better step away from the coupon book for a bit!
I am a former High School teacher turned stay-at-home mom of 2 beautiful girls. I worked part-time as a preschool teacher. I graduated from Baylor University in 2003 with a BA in biology. I enjoy birdfeeding, crafting, reading, homemaking, couponing, writing and illustrating childrens books and bargain shopping.
I am married to my best friend, a mellow, loving, man who thinks the world of me.