Nearly $400 Worth of Food for $20

Tuesday was the last day to get the great deals that were available at Safeway for the week, and since this week’s pickings look pretty slim, I went for one last shopping run to use up all the rest of the coupons I had. I ended up buying $394.90 worth of food for $19.50 — a savings over the regular retail price of 95%:

20 dollar food purchase

I bought the same items I have been purchasing all week. They included 45 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks:

Betty Crocker fruit snacks

20 bags of Nature Valley nut clusters:

Nature Valley nut clusters

40 boxes of Post Raisin Bran:

Post Raisin Bran

5 boxes of Quaker Oat Squares:

quaker oatmeal squares

All these purchases required 18 trips through the cash register line at four different stores:

18 receipts

As always, I made sure to leave enough items on the shelves so others could also get these great deals if they wanted to and with the store managers permission.

These purchases will be added to the ever growing Penny Experiment food purchased master list. Penny Experiment continues to make small steps toward the goal of $1 million worth of food for food banks. Couponers have purchased $5220.33 worth of food for $382.42 — Only $994,779.67 to go…

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4 Responses to Nearly $400 Worth of Food for $20

  1. Andrea says:

    Kudos! I’m so proud of you!!!!

  2. Keila says:

    Oh-mmm-gee! I cannot believe it. That is beyond amazing! I’m a couponer and have never save that much. Where do you get your coupons from??

  3. admin says:

    Oh-mmm-gee! I cannot believe it. That is beyond amazing! I’m a couponer and have never save that much. Where do you get your coupons from?

    I do have an advantage as I am buying for a food bank and not myself. There is no way that I would ever need to buy 40 boxes of Raisin Bran for myself — this allows me to cherry pick the best deals for the food bank.

    The coupons for the quaker oatmeal squares and betty Crocker fruit snacks came out of Sunday coupon inserts. The Raisin Bran coupons also orginally came from a Sunday paper insert, then I started taking them off boxes that had coupons inside. The Nature Valley nut cluster coupons were online printables that are available in lots of places.

  4. Steve says:

    Wonderful job. Think of all the people in need that you are helping. Let’s get many more people doing this so you can get to your $1,000,000.00

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