Walmart Grocery Trip – $72.82 Worth Of Merchandise For $45.32

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See Tonya’s Walmart grocery trip.

She doesn’t have any stores that double coupons.

She saves money by price matching & using coupons. She does not shop like a

‘normal shopper’,  since her freezers & pantry are both well stocked.

This allows her to only shop for items on sale, fresh produce & fresh dairy on a weekly basis.

Her grocery budget is $60 per week.  Any money left over is saved for the following week or used to buy produce from the Farmer’s Market.

She also has a garden that helps her save money on fresh vegetables.

Today’s trip would have been $72.82 but only cost her $45.32 plus tax after coupons & price matching.

She saved $27.50!!

PM – Price Match

S – Item will be stocked

D – Donation

  • (5) Coke 6 pk. bottles – PM to Lowes (B2G3Free $4.99) – (reg. price $3.98 ea.) – $1.99 w/ sale  S/3
  • (4) Kraft Big Slice cheese – PM to Kroger $1.99 ea. – (reg. price $2.38 ea.) –  $1.24 ea.  S/2
  • Used (2) $1.50/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese (see how to change zip code here )
  • (2) Nature Valley Granola bars – PM to Food City $2.00 ea. (reg. price $2.98 ea.) – $1.75 ea.  S/1
  • (3) Blue Bonnet quarters – PM to Edward’s IGA $0.68 ea. (reg. price $0.92 ea.)  S/3
  • (3) Chock Full O’Nuts Coffee 11.3 oz. – PM to Kroger $2.99 (reg. price $3.68 ea.) –  $1.99 ea.  S/2
  • Used (3) $1/1 Chock Full O’Nuts coupons SS 7/14
  • (2) Barilla Plus pasta – PM to Harris Teeter $1.00 ea. (reg. price $1.98 ea.) – $0.50 ea.  S/2
  • Skippy Peanut Butter – PM to Harris Teeter $1.89 (reg. price $2.68)  $1.34  S
  • International Delight creamer 16 oz. – $1.88
  • Peaches 2.40 lbs. – $2.33
  • Reach Floss – $0.97  (FreeD
  • Herdez Tortilla Chips – $1.98  ($0.98)
  • Aunt Jemima pancakes $2.48 (forgot to price match to $1.49 ugh!)
  • Sunbeam bread – $1.98

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  1. Sara, 
    Sorry to have to leave so many comments I was just trying to answer/help out a fellow couponer with some of the things you had taught me.  Felt I needed to be detailed with my explaination  It wouldn’t let me just me leave it in one comment for some reason.

  2. Often times these employees are just not trained properly.  These are “Corporate Policies” so whether or not they know about them or management tries to dissaude you saying they don’t do them I find its better to just pay the price rather than argue with them and make a scene, come home and write corporate.  I keep my tone civil simply stating the situation and try to find something positive to say that happened as well.  I’ve never had them not make it right, normally (I’ve only had a couple of problems)  they will even give me a small gift card/certificate or coupon for a free item as well.  I do this with all stores.  I’m assuming your a newbie to couponing as well.  ATM is an awesome site to follow.  I do recommend readings Sara’s couponing 101 series and follow her advice on things like signing up for FREEBIES ie sign-up for a free junk/spam email address and how to write companies asking for coupons can’t remember where that post was at.  Good luck and sorry I wrote a book,  hope this helps.

    • Awmeme  Yes, not making a scene is what I was concerned about with the cashier and holding up the line.  That’s why I wanted to know generally how smooth these transactions are.   I’m the same way, if there is a problem at the checkout I will either have them void the transaction or pay and discuss at the customer service.

      It certainly does help.  No need to say sorry I enjoyed and appreciate every bit of your comments/reply.  Thank again for the tips, advice and explanations!  I will post my experience sometime later.

    I tried just going to but couldn’t find the policies so you have/need to go to the corporate page.  As Sara says its a good idea to have these policies for all the stores you shop this way you know you are following the rules.  (target also price matches)  Sometimes the cashiers at various stores will try to argue with you saying thats not their stores policy.

  4. .Kim~I live in Blackfoot, Id…The walmart here is great about price matching even with stores that are 45-60 minutes away.  Normally I don’t even have to bring in the ads for the stores either.  If I have them I try to though just in case…however I normally don’t since I can’t afford to get the newspaper.  What I do is look at the ads online, then write down in a notebook the price, size and store I am price matching to so I know I get the exact right thing .  I was a little hesitant, not knowing how close the stores had to be to price match to, when I first started so I called my local walmart to find out which ones they did.  I was told as long as the ad comes in the the paper I was ok to price match.  If I had a problem just to ask for the manager or supervisor (sp) or after transaction go to customer service.  Two things I recommend though is 1.  Print out walmarts price matching and 2. Print out walmarts coupon policy.  Both of which can be located here:

    • Awmeme Thanks for the tips and detailed explanation!  Now I feel little better prepared 🙂

  5. That looks awesome!  I’m a newbie at this stuff.  Can you please share your experience and/or any advice when Price Matching especially multiple stores in a single transaction?  Do the cashiers get grumpy or make faces or is it relatively a smooth transaction?  I ask because most of us know when it comes to Walmart customer service, they aren’t exactly famous for being friendly and courteous.

  6. well here to tell you lower prices one one thing then up the price on another . proven fact.

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