I made my weekly trip to Lance's this weekend to take advantage of their triple/double coupon policy. I needed to pick up household products like toilet paper and detergent. The toilet paper ended up costing slightly less than Aldi's which is exciting, but I have to admit my ignorance about detergent. We used to buy a gigantic tub of powdered cheaper brand detergent. I have no idea what it cost per load. I mainly bought it because I hated worrying about whether or not we had detergent. This tub would last us several months. After using it awhile I started noticing that it was severely fading all of our dark clothes. Therefore, I have now switched to using "nicer" brands of detergent.
Today I noticed that Tide was on sale for $5, regularly $8.99. I quickly computed that with my $1/1 coupon doubled I would pay $3. Now I love Lance's, but I know that their regular prices are higher than the big box stores. As I stood there looking at the bottle, I realized that I did not have a baseline price for detergent. I kept on racking my brain trying to think of what I paid last, but I could not remember. So for those of you who are new to couponing, don't feel bad when you can't decide if something is a good deal. It happens to the best of us. One way to avoid this is to create a price sheet with all of the baseline prices of items you commonly buy. I have one, I just need to add detergent to the list.
Here's the run down this week:
Cinnamon Rolls $1.48
3 Frosted Flakes $4---On sale for $2.50--$1/3 doubled= $5.50 for three
Rice Krispies $3.50---On sale for $2.50-$0.75/1 doubled= $1
10 lb Bag of Chicken Leg Quarters $7.90-sale $2.90
12 Angel Soft Big Rolls of TP $8.99--Sale for $5--$0.50/1 tripled=$3.50
Tide 25 load $8.99 --sale $5--$1/1 doubled = $3
Snuggle Dryer Sheets $2.49--$1/1 doubled= $0.49
Bananas $0.59/lb = $1.20
In the end I paid slightly more than $20 for $60 of groceries. I can't even imagine paying $60 for that little amount of items.
Did you find any good deals this week? Leave your deals and links in the comments section. I would love to hear from you!