Thursday, April 21, 2011

Always Check the Receipt

I've been getting into couponing, like so many other people, since I started watching Extreme Couponing on TLC. I went to Safeway for their 1 day sale on Pineapple, but they were out, so I had to settle for the rest of my list. They had a lot of stuff BOGO, strawberries, bacon, and salad, and I had coupons for DiGiorno and Glad trash bags, and celery was on sale. I would up at almost 50% savings, it was about 46%. However, when I scanned my receipt after I checked out I saw that they had charged me for both bags of salad, when one should have been free. They fixed it really easily, but it emphasizes the importance of keeping tabs on your checkout, because these things happen. Safeway automatically doubles and rounds up coupons though, that's certainly nice. My best item of the day was probably the trash bags. They are usually $9.59, but with my two coupons they came down to $3.60, which is a savings of 66% (if I did my math right). Obviously I'm not anywhere close to be an extreme couponer, but that's okay. I don't have the space to be stocking up on stuff and buying 50+ of things at a time. I have more stores to hit up tomorrow, we will see how I do!