This particular trip took me FOUR hours. Yes, you can pick your jaw up off the floor now. Four hours. One reason was I was enjoying the AC. It's been humid as heck and as cold felt great. Secondly, I can't pre-shop because there are no ads to the commissary. So, I have to go down each aisle and look at the prices and do my price matches at that time. Thirdly, I was alone which allowed me to take my time and not rush. Fourth, our house was bare and I seriously needed to fill up our household with food.
Rather than try to maneuver two wagons by myself, I broke it out into two shopping trips. So, I did half the store, checked out, and went back in to finish up. Thank god I had my thermal bag to hold the meats in the car while I finished shopping the 2nd half of the store.
I also made a few friends along the way. I met new people and bumped into old friends. That probably added a good hour to my trip. :) Thank goodness I had business cards in my wallet. I passed out quite a few this afternoon. I left my house at 9:45 am and got home at about 3 pm. It is not almost 4 and we are still STAGING the groceries for the pictures for this blog. It's a lot of stuff!
Today was by far my largest haul and the most savings I have ever received in the commissary using coupons. It took a lot of time, but with the amount of goods I got, it would make ANY Costco shopper drop their head in shame. I know. I used to shop there.
The one thing I want to point out is although the military commissaries are cheaper on boxed food than civilian stores, the surcharge will get you good. The savings using coupons help to offset that 5% surcharge.
My total before coupons $602.14.
My OOP after coupons = $489.11
My total coupon savings= $113.93!!!!
Note: That does NOT include my rebates from Checkout 51 and Ibotta. I'm getting back $0.25 for buying bananas (checkout 51), $0.25 for buying bread (ibotta), and $0.25 for buying milk (ibotta). Those little rebates add up!
So, here I go with the breakdown.
Pringles $1.09. used B3G1 mq = $.82 each (LIMIT 1 LIKE COUPON PER SHOPPING TRIP!!)
Sushi Nori - $1.19 each. No coupon
Yellow Mustard $1.59 no coupon
Uncle Ben Microwave Rice cups $0.79 each. Used $1/4 printable mq = $0.54 each
Hormel chili with beans $1.11 each. Used $0.55/2 printable mq = $0.84 each
Long rice (Bean thread) $1.89. No coupon
Bushs baked beans $1.29 each. Used $0.30/q mq (emailed them for a coupon) = $0.99 each
Mung beans $1.89 no coupon.
Golden Curry mix $1.99 each. no coupon
Hinode long grain white rice $1.39 each. used $1/1 printable mq = $0.39 each. (That's $0.20 a pound!)
Hinode black grain rice $1.49 each. Used 1-$1/1 printable mq and 1-$0.75/1 printable mq = $0.49 and $0.74 each
Newmans own pasta sauce $1.69 each. Used $0.50/1 printable mq = $1.19 each
Barilla pasta sauce $1.76 each. Used $0.75/1 printable mq = $1.01 each
Olive oil $3.93 . Used $1.25/1 = $2.68
Pineapples (canned) $1.09 each. Used $1/3 printable mq = $0.76 each
Bumble tuna Sensations snack kit $1.09 each. Used $1/2 printable mq = $0.59
Suddenly salad pasta salad kit $1.50 each. Used $0.50/2 printable mq = $1.25 each
Golden grain pasta (both large and pot sized boxes) $0.75 each. Used $1/2 mq from sunday paper = $0.25 each
Lindsay black olives $1.39 each. Used $1/2 printable mq = $0.89 each
Campbell Homestyle soup $1.09 each. Used $0.50/2 printable mq = $0.84 each
Coconut milk $0.99 each. No coupon
Canned spaghetti sauce $0.69 each. No coupon
El Paso salsa $1.50 each. Used $1/3 printable mq = $1.17 each
El Paso refried beans $0.99 each. Used $1/3 printable mq = $0.66 each
El paso seasoning packets $0.59 each. Used $1/3 printable mq = $0.26 each
El Paso dinner kit $1.99. Used $0.50/1 printable mq = $1.49
Fat free milk $4.89 each. No coupon
Tillamook cheese slices $2.69 each. Used $1/1 printable mq = $1.69 each.
Kraft shredded cheese $2 each. No coupon.
Large Eggs. $1.90 per dozen. No coupon.
Sour cream $1.59 each. No coupon.
Challenge Whipped butter. $1.95 each. Used $0.50/1 printable mq = $1.45 each.
Challenge butter sticks $3.87 each. Used $0.50/1 printable mq = $3.37 each.
Frozen mixed vegetables and frozen green peas $1.89 each. No coupon.
Frozen corn and broccoli $1.79 each. No coupon
Frozen chicken wings $9.99. No coupon
Garlic bread loaves $1.99 each. Used $0.50/1 printable mq = $1.49 each
Dreyers Ice cream $2.99 each. Used $1/2 mq from sunday paper = $2.49 each.
Tostinos pizza $0.99 each. Used $1/4 printable mq = $0.74 each.
Freschetta pizza $4.25 each. Used $1.25/2 printable mq = $3.63 each
Michelinas lean gourmet meals $0.75 each. Used $1/5 printable mq = $0.55 each
Tai pei chinese frozen meals $1.99 each. Used $1/2 printable q = $1.49 each
White bread $2.89 each. No coupon
Mission Tortillas $2.77 no coupon
Hungry Jack syrup $1.50. No coupon. (I was kicking rocks because I missed my $0.50/1 coupon in my binder which would've made this $1)
Maruchan soup bowls $0.69 each. Used $0.50/1 mq from sunday paper = $0.19 each
Maruchan Yakisoba $0.69 each. Used $0.50/1 mq from sunday paper = $0/19 each
Aunt Jemima pancake mix $1.50 each. No coupon
Combos snacks $1.40 each. Used $1/2 printable mq = $0.90 each
Jiffy pop popcorn $1.45 each. Used $0.50/1 mq from sunday paper = $0.95 each
Best Foods Mayo $6.99 each. No coupon.
Cocoa puffs $1.89 each. Used $1/2 printable mq = $1.39 each
Alpo wet dog food $0.65 each. Used $2.50/12 printable mq = $0.44 each
Wisk detergent $3.99. Used $1/1 mq from sunday paper = $2.99 each
Mardi gras napkins $1.99. used $0.25/1 printable mq = $1.74
Sponges 4 pack generic. $1.17 each
Johnsons baby wash and lotion $2.67 each. used $0.75/1 printable mq = $1.92
Tresemme shampoo and conditioner $3.98 each. Used $5/2 mq from TODAYS sunday paper = $0.99 each. LIMIT 2 LIKE COUPONS PER SHOPPING TRIP!!! (I shouldve picked up 2 more when I went back in the 2nd time. Kicking rocks again)
Gillette deoderant $1.99 each. Used $1/2 printable mq = $1.49 each.
Axe deoderant $3.49 each. Used $2/1 mq from sunday paper $1.49 each. (LIMIT 2 LIKE COUPONS PER SHOPPING TRIP!)
For my meats and produce, I did not use any coupons for.
Meats (pork and beef) - I dont have a breakdown. But it totaled $65.
Fresh pineapples $2.75 each
Spinach $5.19 each
Romaine hearts $3.31
Iceberg Lettuce $1.93
Green Bell peppers $2.31
Clover sprouts $1.07