$100 Giveaway: Shopping Trip Results 84% Savings!
Remember our $100 gift card giveaway?
Well our winner, Jamie sent us her fabulous results…
“What a fun month I had couponing, despite being 6 months pregnant, coughing up a storm for 2 weeks, hosting a college roommate reunion and traveling with my 3 kids for a week to go to a wedding! 🙂 I have loved documenting all my purchases, gotta love the savings! So, without further adieu, here are the results of my $100 Visa Gift Card Challenge. . . . .
Total OOP: $100.19
Total Retail: $608.27
Total Savings: $508.08!!!
I decided, for my benefit and maybe yours, to take this a step further and find out what kind of savings it would be with Winco prices. The total purchase price at Winco would be $404.77 still making it a savings of $304.58.
$182.92 of the savings was specifically from coupons, the rest comes from store promos, store coupons, and catalinas. Another testament that couponing is most successful when both elements are applied!
Items not included in pictures: 2 Chuck Roasts, and 1 package of round steak
My husband and I took the kiddos out last night to “share” / deliver some bags to 2 different families we knew who needed the help. My oh-so-tactful 3-year-old got a little disgruntled when she found out that “sharing” did not actually mean eating the pudding packs with other children! 🙂 We all had a great time. If you look closely in the photo you may notice that some of the items don’t match exactly to what we bought. I hope no one minds, but with collecting food storage I feel strongly about rotating it. So, some of the items are the same, and others have been rotated. I have also been able to pass along some shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, cough drops, contact lens solution, oats and crackers to a couple friends just this past month, and I made another friend a meal with some of the grocery items to help after she twisted her ankle. So many opportunities to help, how can we not when we’ve been so abundantly blessed!
Thanks to the ladies at Fabulessly Frugal for making it so easy for us to learn, shop, and save!!!” ~Jamie
Here is the food that Jamie donated to others:
Way to go Jamie! You did a fabulous job! Look for our next $100 giveaway coming soon on our facebook page!