Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Meijer Shopping Trip this Week---Worth the Effort!

I was more than pleased with my grocery trip to Meijer this week. Of course, I wanted to share. :)

My total before coupons: $73.85
Coupons and catalinas used:$ 50.40
Total after coupons and catalinas: $23.45
Plus I still have a $3 catalina for next week!

I shared all this to say... many people tell me that "I don't have time to coupon." I say, " I don't have the money not to coupon." Was the 40 minutes it took me to print, clip and organize my coupons worth it to me? DEFINITELY!


  1. I've seen you post Catalina's before. What are they?

  2. Hey Zerilda,

    They are coupon rewards that a grocery store gives you for purchasing certain items.(Kind of like ECBs and Register Rewards @ drug stores)They print off at the end of your transaction from the coupon printer. They are good off your next transaction.

    So what I do if I know that I'm getting one is split my transaction. I save out enough of my groceries to use my catalina. That lowers the the out of pocket cost of my grocery totals that week.

    Meijer runs deals with catalina quite often. I try to post them if they make for freebies after coupons, and catalina.

    Hope this helps...let me know if you have anymore questions.

    BTW: Your song was pretty the other night. I love that song :))