On a whim, my good friend Shantell and I decided to hit a couple stores last night. We went to Target and Dick's. We had to get that free chicken!
They were all out of cheese sticks at Target, but I really needed cheese, so I opted to get these 8-oz packages for $1.49 and used the $1/2 coupon. The coupon didn't scan at the register, but after a little polite encouraging, the checker entered it manually. The boxes of Cocoa Puffs cereal were $2.54, instead of the $1.99 at many other Target locations, but I decided that .54 was an alright deal. I purchased 11 items and my total came to $4.97 with tax. I saved 75%!
The chicken coupon worked beautifully at Dick's! They even let us have the penny overage. I bought 12 items and paid $7.85 and saved 57%!
Overall I paid $12.82 for $38.62 in groceries, which represents a 67% savings!