I purchased everything seen below, and spent...
$10.96 PLUS I earned another $5 gift card.
4 boxes of Frosted Flakes ($2.50 each)
minus 2 $1.00 off 2 coupons found in the newspaper
4 gallons of milk ($2.99)
minus 4 coupons for $1 off milk if you purchase a box of Kellogg's cereal (I found these coupons in the boxes of cereal that I purchased yesterday...always check boxes before throwing them away...you might be throwing away valuable coupons)
1 4-pack of Activia yogurt ($1.89)
minus 1 coupon for free Activia yogurt (This coupon was mailed to me from the company)
Final cost was $15.96...I paid with a $5 gift card that I earned yesterday (from the Kellogg's cereal promotion)...spent $10.96 in cash AND earned another $5 gift card.
After factoring in this gift card, it is like I spent $5.96 on everything pictured above...$5.96 would be a great price to pay for 4 gallons of milk, but I was able to buy the other items as well.
Sometimes we get into a rut when we are shopping...going to the same store because it's the one we've always gone to, or maybe going to the one closest to us. If you start planning ahead and really paying attention to prices, you'll find that you can save yourself a whole lot of money just by thinking a little differently. When stores run promotions (Extra Care Bucks, Register Rewards, Gift Cards), really think how you can make those items work for you. You'll be amazed at how much you can save, and how much fun you can have while you are saving!!