It is actually possible to use coupons and save money when you have all the kids in tow. Tonight, with my husband out of town, I had the "joy" of taking all 5 with me to the store. Fortunately they didn't take anything out of the store that didn't belong to them and I didn't lose any of them in the store.
I even managed to shop:
Not pictured: 2 gallons of milk
I spent: $61.61
And saved: $103.25
Not too bad considering I had big "helpers" asking for all kinds of food. I'm working on the on sale with coupon concept - sometimes they understand and sometimes they don't. Mostly that means they understand when I'm picking up free candy like I did tonight but they don't when they can't just grab their favorite box of cereal. This is the biggest reason I don't take them along!
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $2.79 regular price - on sale for buy 1 get 1 free - used $0.50 coupon off 2 from coupons.com and paid $0.90 a box - this is a great price for me since I can go through more then a box in a single snack time!
Mission Tortillas - $3.19 each regular price. They were out of the ones that were actually on sale but let me substitue some others instead :) So, I got 4 packs of tortillas - sale price $1.99 and used 4 $1.00 off coupons so my final price was $0.99 each and since we use them all the time I think that's a great price - almost got 4 for the price of 1!
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