Tuesday, July 29, 2008
INGLES Ingles TRIPLES SHOPPING TRIP w/ 11'8" Long Receipt!
Although this shopping trip didn't yield the highest percentage of savings that I have had...I am very pleased with this monstrosity of a trip at a 60% savings! Most of the time I buy 20 - 40 items in each trip. When triples come along there are a lot more things to buy out there! This purchase was 196 items. I had 167 coupons 140 of them tripled 20 of them doubled and 7 of them were only face value. My total was $402.74 with tax. I had $81.10 in coupons tendered plus $54.00 in doubled coupons and $126.04 in Advantage Savings for a total savings of $261.14. My Out-Of-Pocket amount was $141.60! A total saving of 60%. Here are some pictures! Too many items to list individually! My receipt was 11 feet 8 inches long! A RECORD BREAKER! Hooray for triples! My total time spent pulling coupons out of my binders, shopping and checking out was a little over 2 hours. 40-45 minutes of that was at the check-out! The computers automatically double the coupons and then they have to manually input the triple. She had to manually input 167 coupons! I was sure to thank her for her time! Ingles has a triple coupon rule. You have to have $10 for every 3 coupons. All of my coupons would've tripled if I had $550 worth of groceries. The computer stops doubling at a certain point also (haven't quite figured it out but I am sure it has to do with how many I had!) and therefore I had a few that were for only face value even though the were 50 cents or less.