This was a fun coupon trip(s) to Wal-Mart this week, most of the items are small or sample sized items that were completely free with coupons, like dental floss, deodorant, toothpaste, Tide travel packs and Cascade trial packs. Additional items under a quarter were first aid kits, deodorant, all items were less then 1.00 and included the food items and the Gain dryer sheets. This was actually my goal was to shop the items that were under $1.00, so I went with that the only shopping to do.
I used a total of 46 coupons for a $46.20 in savings and my total out of pocket was just under $15.00 for 60 items, and about $3.00 of this was sales tax. I did this in two trips so a about 10 items are not shown. I will add I did not clear any shelves at either store, except for an item that only had 3 left.
I am done buying quite a few products even if they are free, these are some of the basics that I am well stocked on for our family of three. When I first started couponing I quickly learned there are items you should almost never pay for, I found these to be true right from the start, items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant and razors (oh my especially razors). This week I also scored Bic disposable razors, 14 count bags for .56 cents.
I am shifting my focus to lunch items for back to school and fall cooking. Building a small stockpile of pantry items as well, and hoping to build some shelving in the basement to help store it as well.