Thursday, August 9, 2012


So this week is Super Doubles at Harris Teeter! For those of you who don't know what that means Harris Teeter will double all coupons $2.00 and less! So if you have a $2.00 coupon for something you could save $4.00 on that item! They use to only double coupons $1.99 and less but they have recently changed their rules!

We are on this new budget by Dave Ramsey so honestly the last couple of times Harris Teeter has had triple coupons or super doubles I have barely shopped. It has always fell at the end of a month when our grocery funds were low. I knew we had everything we needed to eat and I would have been going to just stock up on some things we would use later on! But now a few of our stock piles are getting low and some of the deals this week are just TOO good to pass up!

I know some of you would debate with me about other grocery stores being cheaper! And I would never tell you Harris Teeter is the cheapest grocery store around! It is most likely the MOST expensive store around but I think Lowes Foods is pretty darn expensive as well! :) But I got all of these items pictured for $13 and some odd change! THIRTEEN DOLLARS!!!! My bill was $64.00 with my Vic Card and then I gave the lady 18 coupons and my bill was $13.00!!!!!

And I know the next question will be...well will you really use all that stuff? I always here "when I use coupons I have to buy stuff I won't use"! Well guess what then - don't buy it even if it is cheap!! All of this will most definitely get used! The only item I splurged on was the Wholly Guac but come on...they were each 79 cents after coupons and we like it but just don't NEED it. :)

We use laundry detergent, soap, milk, butter, shave gel, feminine products, baby snacks, and baby food now that we have an 8 month old! So YES it will all get used!

* The Gillette body washes - on sale for 3.99 and I had a $2 coupon - so it doubled to $4 so they were fre

* Yogurt Melts for Colton - on sale for $2.00 and I had a $1.00 coupon that doubled so they were free

* All Laundry Detergent - on sale for $3.99 and I had a $1.00 coupon that doubled so they were each $2.00!

* Gillette Shave Gel - on sale for $2.99 and I had a $1.00 coupon that doubles so it was $1.00 for shave gel

So do I ALWAYS shop at Harris Teeter NO! Honestly one of my new favorite places to grocery shop is Kroger in Garner! Their prices lately have been great! But during Super Doubles you bet I will be at Harris Teeter multiple times this week! Ziploc bags, more baby snacks, and other items are on the list to check out!

And all this to say...try couponing at least for weeks like this! I know it takes time and is hard to keep organized at times! But give it a try and then all the money you save use to pay off debt, give to a good cause or use it to do something nice for someone you love!


Dana E. said...

You go girl!! This is awesome! Honestly, I do typically shop at HT or Lowe's foods. We've been boycotting the MLK Krog, even for last minute milk. I know HT is more expensive but they're on my way home, so they save me time and gas, so I just deal with it. Not ideal in the coupon world I know. haha

And I'm happy to see you posting! :)
Love ya

jennynaree said...

Do they take other store coupons as well or just manufacturer coupons?

Aaron and Allyson said...

Good job Mandy!!! Couponing does take a little extra time but it is so worth it and can save you a ton of money! We would not be able to stay on our budget if I didn't coupon. The money you save you can put towards something else!! I just love it!!! Miss you girl!