Sunday Shopping Breakdown

I did a little shopping to kill time while my daughter was at Bible Quiz practice last night. Walgreen’s had a sale on a few items that I wanted to get for my church food pantry and some final Christmas candy for gifts. I also visited Kroger to see if I could stack cellfire & shortcuts coupons with manufacture coupons. According to what I’ve read from the cellfire site, they state that MQ can not be combined with their e-coupons. However I read that others had already successfully done it.

I headed to Kroger and spoke with the manager however he was not sure but stated the following:

~I will override the system and give you credit for your coupons if they won’t stack with the e-coupons

~If the system does not double your MQ then I won’t overide to give you a double bonus

So in all he was willing to give me the MQ credit and the e-coupon credit. First I did a test run to see what in fact the sytem would do. I purchased the Betty Crocker Frosting @ $1.50 and used a $0.55/1 (shortcuts e-coupon) and a $0.50/1 MQ. The MQ did indeed double to $1.00 off. The cashier ended up owing me $0.04 change. I was in a sort of triple coupon heaven.

his is what I puchased


(2) Cottonelle $0.99 x 2= $1.98
-$0.50 off cellfire
-(2) -$0.50 off MQ doubled to $2.00 off)

$0.48 total

(2) Reddi Whip 2/$4.00
-$1.00/1 cellfire ($1.00 off)
-$1.50/2 MQ

$0.50 total

(2) BC Frosting $1.50 x 2=$3.00
-$0.50 cellfire
-(2) $.50 off MQ on pkg. doubled ($2.00 off)

$0.50 total

(2) Colgate Total $2.20 x 2=$4.40
-(2) $1.50 of MQ ($3.00 off)

$1.40 total

(2) Johnson’s Soap $1.78 + 1.09=$2.87
– $3/2 Johnson first aid product MQ

$0.13 overage

Total $2.75 before tax


Demet’s Turtles .99 x 2= $1.98 w/ Walgreens in ad Q
-$1.50/1 MQ

$0.50 total

Coffee Mate 2/$2.50 with Walgreens in ad coupon
-$1.50/2 MQ

$1.00 total

Progresso Soup .99 x 2=$1.98 w/ Walgreens in ad Q
-(2) $1.10/1 MQ ($2.20)

$0.22 overage

Total $1.28 before tax

$4.03 + .12 tax from both stores=$4.14 for everything

Filed under: Couponing, Free Stuff, Homemaking


  1. Hi friend!
    I was showing my Mom in Ohio all this and walking her through… she is so pumped! Can you help me find a “Northern Savers” (you know what I mean)site for her?
    Sorry I missed you again today!!!
    HUGS!! Angie


  2. That's a good idea Melinda. Thanks.

    I would love to help in anyway that I can Dawn. I try and post links to any coupons that I have printed from the internet. The biggest part that got me started was purchasing the Sunday paper for 3 weeks. The first week I couldn't put together any deals because of a lack of coupon stash but by week three I had to take a break from buying newspapers because I had accumulated more than I could use.

    One you have the coupons you can easily check my site to see the latest deals. If you have specific questions I will try and answer or point you in the right direction.

    Thanks for stopping by Dawn & Melinda.


  3. Triple coupon Heaven…lol. I wish I could have been there to see that! You might want to consider doing a post with the links to your favorite coupon sites. I’m going to try and start doing it more after the holidays.


  4. You are truly amazing! Care to come to Southern MS and help me get this all to work here?


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