Okay, so this MAY seem a little extreme, however those who live in the country can relate to making your trips to town count - which is what I did here.

     Remember that box of Hamburger Helper in Shopping Trip - Part 1?  You may have noticed it had a coupon on the packaging for $3.00 off hamburger WUB your next Hamburger Helper.

     Yup, I did what you're thinking! :D  I always have a baggie or two on me if not in the vehicle (habit from days when the kids were smaller I think.)  So we proceeded to take my first shopping items out to the vehicle where I promptly took out my handy-dandy little scissors - tip: it is a good idea to keep a small set in with your coupons as you never know when they might come in handy! - cut out the $3 coupon from the Hamburger Helper packaging & poured the noodles in a baggie.

     Returning to the cashier I had just left who was holding another box of Hamburger Helper and a package of lean ground beef for me, completed my grocery shopping for the evening!


Total Retail Price:  $7.85, Total Sale Price:  $6.85,
OOP:  $3.85,  Total Savings:  $ 4.00 or about 51%!

I could have done a little better by choosing a Tuna Helper with a coupon on the packaging for a free can of tuna with my next purchase of Tuna Helper however I wanted to try this particular Hamburger Helper and I make my own tuna casserole.

     I proceeded on to have a nice dinner out in the company of a lovely young lady, spending some of the monies I saved grocery shopping.  (This last paragraph is not endorsing spending money eating out simply because one had a good shopping trip as that rather defeats the purpose!)    
 
 
ITEM
1 Hamburger Helper
1 Catelli Spaghetti
1 French Baguette
3 Mini-Wheats
1 Milk 4 L
2 Alymers Accents
1 Kraft Singles
2 Febreze Air Effects 
2 Money's Mushroom's
1 Kraft Philadelphia Dips
1 Kiwi
8 Bread
1 Blue Diamond Almonds
TOTAL AFTER COUPONS
10%
5%
Redeemed 3,740 CS Points

TOTAL OOP 
 
 $1.99 
 $4.99
 $0.99
 $3.99-$2.00=$9.97 
 $5.29-$5.29=FREE 
 $1.49-$1.00=$1.98 
 $4.99-$1.00=$3.99 
 $2.50-$1.00=$4.00 
 $0.99=$1.98 
 $1.99-$1.00=$0.99 
 $1.99
 $1.50=$12.00 
 $3.99-$0.50=$3.49 
 $36.69
  -$5.49 
  -$2.74 
 $30.00
 
 
$10.13 
RETAIL 
$2.99 
$6.99 
$1.29 
$17.07 
$5.29 
$4.38 
$5.99 
$7.98 
$2.98 
$3.79 
$1.99 
$14.32 
$5.29




 
$80.35 
SAVINGS 
 $1.00
 $2.00 
 $0.30 
 $7.10 
 $5.29 
 $2.40 
 $2.00 
 $3.98 
 $1.00 
 $2.80 
     ?  
 $2.32 
$1.80
 
 $5.49 
 $2.74 
 $30.00 

$70.22 

SHOPPING TRIP SUMMARY -  PART 1:

Total Retail Cost: $80.35,  Total Sale Cost:  $60.15,  OOP:  $10.13,  Total Savings:  $70.22 or 87%