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!)    
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
Redeemed 3,740 CS Points





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

These arrived over a few days as I don't always pick my mail up daily:

> Sample box of 18 light & electrical outlet socket sealers with a $2 coupon for a Window Kit and a $1 coupon for a Weatherstripping Kit from 3M;
>  Free Telus 2013 calendar
>  Sample of Burt's Bee's night cream with a coupon code for 20% from burtsbees.ca;
>  2 sample boxes of Thrive, each with a $5 coupon

What has your mail box revealed today??