So, here's my shopping trip breakdown. My total before coupons and surcharge was $246.70. Surcharge of 5% (why I don't really like shopping in the commissary too often) was $12.34. My total out of pocket (including surcharge) = $214.93. I saved $44.20 using coupons this trip.
For all printables coupons I reference below, you can search and print for them using the database and print coupons here pages on my site. I wish I had the time to put direct links to every single one of them for you.
If I missed prices on something in the picture, send me a comment and let me know and I'll update the blog.
Hamburger helper $0.80 each - used $1/2 printable = $0.30 each
Honey nut cheerios $1.99 each - used 1 $0.50/1 printable and 1 $0.60/1 printable = $1.39 and $1.49 each
Alpha bits cereal $2.00 - used $1/1 printable = $1.00
Cinnamon Toast crunch cereal $1.99 each - used 2 - $1/2 printable = $1.49 each
Yakisoba noodles $0.69 each - used $0.50/1 MQ from sunday Star Advertiser = $0.19 each
Kraft dressing $1.50 each - used $0.75/2 MQ from sunday Star Advertiser = $1.13 each
Ketchup $0.50 sale. no coupon
Wesson canola oil $7.49 - used $0.75/1 printable = $6.74 each
Kraft Mayo $2.69 - used $0.75/1 MQ from sunday Star Advertiser = $1.94
La Victoria salsa $2.20 each - used $1/2 mq from sunday Star Advertiser = $1.70 each
Canned spaghetti sauce $0.50 each. No coupon
Hinode long grain white rice 2 lb bag - $1.49 each - used $0.75/1 printable = $0.74 each ($0.37 per pound)
Pork and beans $0.50 each. No coupon
Bird seed bell $1.98. Used $3/1 printable. no longer available. = Money maker of $1.02
Wisk detergent $4.49. Used $1/1 mq from sunday Star Advertiser = $3.49 each
Bounty basic paper towels $2.49 each. Used 4 (limit) $0.25/1 mq from sunday star advertiser and 1 printable of same value = $2.24 each (breaks down to $0.75 per roll. its two large rolls equivalent to 3 regular sized rolls)
Snuggle dryer sheets $1.99. Used $0.25/1 mq from Sunday Star Advertiser = $1.49 each
Wet ones wipes $1.99 each. Used $1/2 mq from Sunday Star Advertiser = $0.99 each
Drano $4.82 no coupon
Philadelphia honey soft cream cheese $2.07. Used $0.75/1 printable = $1.32
Eggs 18 pack $3.11 each. No coupon
Sliced sargento natural cheese $2.50 each used $0.55/1 printable = $1.95 each
Kraft sliced swiss $2.00 no coupon
Kraft shredded cheese $2.00. no coupon.
POG! $2.02. Used $0.25/1 tear pad q = $1.77 each
Daisy sour cream $1.59 no coupon
Lunchables (new item) Kabob with smoothie $2.29 each. Used $1/1 printable = $1.29
Turkey bologna $1.25 each. no coupon
Flour tortillas $2.53 each. No coupon
Scope mouthwash $3.81. Used $1/1 printable = $2.81
Baby wash $2.66. Used $0.50/1 printable = $2.16 each
Qtips 500 pack $2.29 no coupon
Magnum ice cream bars $2.49 each. Used $1.25/1 printable = $1.24 each
The meat and produce listed below had no coupons. I'm listing them for my own memory so I can compare it later against the farmers market and other stores:
Pork riblets $4.21 and $3.57
Iceberg lettuce $1.88
Mixed fruit bag (red and green apples and oranges) $8.30
Green bell peppers $4.18
Red seedless grapes $3.26
Baby spinach $4.92
Carrots 5lb bag $3.27
Romaine hearts $3.56
I don't shop for more than 4 months worth of household goods at a time. I will be purchasing my produce and fresh items every week to 2 weeks. I don't clear shelves and I don't hoard. I also don't wipe out shelves of any tear pad or blinkie coupons either. I do not promote that kind of couponing.
I do also want to point out that I post my shopping trips to encourage others to coupon and help loosen up their family budgets by subsidizing cost using coupons. It's not to boast, brag, or make others feel like they can't do what I do. My goal is to encourage and motivate. So, I hope this post helps you understand how I shop. When commissary shopping, I can't really plan much because they don't advertise prices. I also make a log of the stores I need to hit for the sales and coupon stacking. So, I still need to get to Target to get some almond milk, diapers and other necessities at great deals by stacking mq's, store q's, cartwheel, red card, and bringing my own bags. I need to get to Longs to pick up furikake. It's way cheaper there than the commissary. Not everything is cheaper in the commissary.
Mahalo for reading and eh...clip clip clip! Go..CLIP EM! :)
For those who don't know what I'm referencing with that last line...click here...she says it at the very end. 7:22 to be exact. Enjoy!