Shopping With The Fabs {Jessica’a Walmart Trip}

May 31, 2012 11 Comments | Disclosure

Save 50% on a simple trip to Walmart. Total OOP: $18.28.

“I wish I had time to coupon, but I don’t” or “I’m just too busy” or “Couponing takes WAY too much time.” …sound like familiar responses from your non-couponer friends? I hear them all the time. Truth be told, it DOES take time to coupon, BUT it can be done on many different scales. Some people go all out and turn it into a full or part time job saving boat loads of $$ while others simply clip/print coupons for only the items they already have on their grocery list. Some people don’t like to mess with coupons and just price match everything. Others shop every store and every deal. My point is, if you want to save money bad enough but think you are too busy, there is a way to accommodate both! Contrary to popular belief, you DON’T have to spend hours clipping coupons and driving all over town to save money. Utilizing things like the Coupon Database and end of the day “That’s A Wrap” posts can help you quickly skim through the highlights and find only the deals and coupons you are looking for. Couponing on a small scale IS possible! Even if you only saved $5, THAT’S STILL $5! Just think if you did that every time you went to the store! 52 weeks x $5 a week = $260! That’s a month’s worth of groceries at my house!

Transaction

Buy 4 Lay’s Chips $2.98 I like to keep these on hand to take to BBQ’s!
Price match the Big Lots ad to: $1.88 ea

Buy 4 All 2x Laundry Detergents 50 oz. $4.97
Price match the Fred Meyer ad to: 2/$6
Use (4) $1/1 any All Laundry Detergent 24 loads or larger (Facebook) Will need 2 computers
Final Price: $2.00 ea

Buy 2 Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies $2.50
Price match the Kmart ad to: $1.88

Use (1) $1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers printable
Final Price: $1.38 ea

Total OOP: $18.28  This averages out to $1.83 per item!
Total Saved: $18.52

So tell me! What would you do with an extra $260 a year?

Comments

  1. Barbara Wixom says:

    They let you price match Big Lots? Last time I tried that it was an absolute “no” even with the whole test market area stuff. They flatly said they would not match discount places. cool. I will try again. I am thinking about asking my store if I can have a print out of what they are willing to do during this test time. Since, obviously, the Wal-Mart web policy does not apply here.

  2. I go on weekend get away with the money I saved…. oh wait, I already do. You make it easy to save so we can travel around! Thanks for the FAB weekend trips!

  3. Margaret says:

    I haven’t tried price-matching because, frankly, I don’t want a hassle. Do you just bring the ad to the check-out stand and then they just enter in the correct price? Is it really that easy?

  4. It is my understanding having bought some is that the All that is on sale for 2/$6 at Fred Meyer is for the 32 oz bottle. How are you price matching for the 50oz bottle of All?

  5. Megan Wheeler says:

    Great job Jessica – you always make me want to coupon more!

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