Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cheap Shopping Trip Thanks To Kraft First Taste

We made it home! After 16 long hours we made home sweet home. The kids did pretty well - amazingly no one slept till after 9 at night! And that was after waking all of them up at 6 in the morning. For some kids maybe 6 AM is normal but for mine it is not.

Today I fed the kids from what we had stored in the cabinet and a few things Kirk picked up while I was gone. Dinner was also from the cabinet - chicken with egg noodles and broccoli - it was good :)

But I still had to go to the store and pick some things up to get us through the remainder of the week and hopefully into next week. Because of a party I used 1/4 of my budget already and have just $300 left in the monthly budget.

Fortunately a few things helped me stay on track tonight. Here's what I got:

I spent: $38.94
And saved: $77.36

How did I do it? I know, I know you're thinking coupons and yes, it was coupons but not exactly how you think.

See, while I was gone I got a small pack of coupons from Kraft First Taste for 6 free products! Yep, I said 6 - and not weird products but good ones that you'd actually want to eat so tonight I bought 5 of them and that accounts for over $15 of my savings. And I am so excited to try them - it even includes homemade mac and cheese - yum - as well as sandwich meat and snack cheese. If you aren't already I highly recommend becomming a member of Kraft First Taste and being among the first to sample their new products for free!

Beyond my free products my best deals were:

Turkey Hill Iced Tea
- regular price: $2.19
- sale price: $1.19
- used 1 $1.00/2 coupons from RP 4/11 (exp. 7/11)
- final price: $1.38 or $0.69 each

Crystal Light Pure & Fit
- regular price: $2.19
- sale price: buy 1 get 1 free ($1.09)
- used $1.00/1 coupon from link at Southern Savers
- final price: $0.09

For more coupon match-ups head to Southern Savers - for some great deals head to Kraft First Taste !

And if you're wondering, yes, my meal plan for the week does include the meal deal at Harris Teeter! Just another great way to save money - believe me I look for deals everywhere :)

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