I went to the grocery store with my coupons and list in hand.
I spent more than an hour buying $70 worth of groceries. My grocery store has all these "Buy five or more and get a really good price" specials which, combined with coupons, could add up to great savings, but are a real pain to figure out. A REAL pain. Because it's mix and match. You can buy 3 of this and 2 of that and get the discount, or 5 of one thing, or...
You get the idea.
And then, because I was tired and stressed, I bought this:
Not on the list and not on sale.
Then I got home and discovered that I had NOT bought five of the correct item combo; or bought an item which was not eligibe for that discount, etc.
Now even more disillusioned, I ate the above item.
So...now I have stuff to return AND I have to exercise an hour more to burn off those calories.
Here are the savings:
|Item||Qty||Original Price||Final Price||Savings|
|Duncan Hines Brownie Mix||1||$2.39||$1||$1.39|
|Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters||1||$3.99||$1||$2.99|
|Nature Valley Granola Bars||4||$3.99||$1.30||$10.76|
|Fiber One Cereal||1||$4.99||$1.75||$3.24|
|Cascade 2 in 1 Dishwasher Detergent||1||$5.99||$3.49||$2.50|
|Seven Up Soda||4||$2.19||$0.85||$5.35|
|18 large eggs||1||$2.59||$1.88||$0.71|
Worth it? What do you think?