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Musings about coupon savings!

June 22nd, 2006 at 08:07 pm

I did a quick shop tonight as the BF (aka GT) is coming for the weekend. He's vegan so I always need to get in a provision or two different than my normal stuff.

The store was full of staff. Friendly, no attitude, and attentive if you asked for assistance. Got to joking with the produce guy and another offered help when I was muttering to myself about something having to do with me being a twit. The cashier was great. I did the check out yourself thing but she was awesome.

So the trip was good that way. But my coupon holder is still with the BF. I'm working from my "B" coupon stash. The one for trading. Lots of good coupons it yes. But the ones I want are in my holder.

Total before coupons 23.13. I tendered $2.75 in coupons. The bill shows coupon savings of $8.29, but that is due to a B1G1 and some sales that show the amount off due to the sale as a coupons I guess I didn't to too badly if you look at the $8.29 in savings (but to do that you need to add 5.54 to the bill to add back in the store sale savings).

The joys of being a bit of a math geek

I don't know if I like how this store shows coupons savings. I guess in my mind I don't think of sales as coupon savings but as "smart shopping".

I will have to nose around other people's blogs or the sites to see how they figure all of this out. Do you save from the regular prices or the sale price?

3 Responses to “Musings about coupon savings!”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    I think it depends on whether or not you would buy it at the full price, if you wouldn't then I would use the sales price as my guide. IMHO

  2. ima saver Says:

    I only buy what I have planned, so I use the full price as my savings guide.

  3. retire@50 Says:

    to clarify, there are certain things I won't buy unless they are a price I think is good. For example, I only Peanut butter if it is $1.50 or less for an 18oz jar. If it's not less than that, I won't buy it, I'll have tuna sandwiches instead. So since I would never pay the $2.69 price I figure my savings on the $1.50 price. Each to their own though. There isn't a right or wrong way and if you're paying less than you were before it's good.

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