We were out of town with family for the Fourth of July and I saw my cousin, a fellow couponer. She asked me if I brought my coupons with me (of course I did), and shared a terrific promotion that General Mills and Catalina had at Farm Fresh (a grocery store in the Tidewater area) with Nature Valley Granola Bars. I ended up with 20 boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars and 10 items that were part of a buy 10 and save $5 instantly sale. I failed to get a picture before I put them away.
(5 Separate Transactions to “roll” the Catalinas and double all of my coupons)
Shelf Total (before markdowns, sales, coupons, or tax): $63.90
Final Total (after markdowns, sales, coupons, before tax): $11.61
Total Savings: $52.29 (81.8%)
I left with $7 in Catalinas with Manufacturer Coupon printed at the top to use on future purchases.
I recently signed up with Dominion Harvest, a company that delivers fresh seasonal produce from local sustainable farms. I signed up for the Commonwealth Box ($37) and the bi-weekly option to give it a try. I got my first box delivered this past Wednesday. They also sent me an e-mail on Thursday with recipes that featured the fresh produce.
My Produce Box:
I hit MARTIN’S Friday afternoon.
My MARTIN’S Trip (4 Separate Self Check-out Transactions):
Shelf Total (before markdowns, sales, coupons, or tax): $49.30
Final Total (after markdowns, sales, coupons, before tax): $5.74
Total Savings: $43.56 (88%)
I left with $8 in Catalinas and 2 vouchers worth $4 towards a gallon of milk.