I bought over $110.00 from HEB last Friday and paid only $78.95, saving $37.95. I saved almost 35%! It's the biggest percentage savings at a regular grocery store I've ever had! I feel like I got an "A" on a test! I never would have thought it was possible had I not read Stephanie Nelsen's book, visited this site, and read the helpful comments from others on this forum. So thanks!
The best part was when the lady next to me saw my savings and was impressed. I heard her whispering to her friends behind her. My coupons printed.
2 coupons for $2.00 off any bakery purchase and a FREE 5 lb organic potatoes. I saw that she had a croissants from the bakery a yellow code "M" shelf tag, so I gave her my "B" Catalina coupon for $2.00 off any bakery purchase and told her that she could combine the two coupons. She said "Thank you!" with a big smile on her face! I couldn't believe I impressed someone with my savings and helped her at the same time. You know what? God did a favor for me today when a nice lady gave me a coupon for 30% off all regular priced books at a bookstore.
All "B" coupons (whether they were from the shelf or the register) were taken off before taxes. I even got some Christmas shopping done!
Here is my savings broken down:
1. Conair Value Pack Detangle brush $5.88-$1.50 off brush B shelf tag coupon=$4.38
2. Conair Value Pack Detangle brush $5.88-$1.50 off brush B shelf tag coupon=$4.38
3. Bounty 1 roll $2.12-$1.00 B Catalina coupon
4. Angel Soft Mega White 9 Roll $6.79
5. Revlon Eyeliner $6.47-2.00 off Revlon B shelf tag coupon=$4.47
6. Revlon Eyeliner $6.47-2.00 off Revlon B shelf tag coupon=$4.47
7. 2 Hershey's Miniatures $5.00*2=10.00
8. Milk Chocolate Kisses Big $5.00-newspaper coupon for buy 2 of qualifying candy items get 1 free=FREE
9. Milkyway XMas $2.50
10. M&M's Milk Chocolate XMas $2.50-newspaper coupon for $1.00 off 2 qualifying candy items=$1.50
11. Hill Country Fare Cut up Chicken 8 piece $6.90
12. Betty Crocker Supermoist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix $1.12
13. Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting=$1.64-75 cents off Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting newspaper coupon= $0.89
14. 2 Betty Crocker Cinnamon Streusel Muffins $2.48*2=$4.96-75 cents off 2 Cinnamon Streusel Muffins coupon inside an old box=$4.21
15. Dunkin Donuts Original Decaff =$7.27-75 cents off newspaper coupon=$6.52
16. Hungry Jack Original Pancake Mix $1.68*2=$3.36-newspaper coupon for $1.00 off 2=$2.36
17. Revlon Glow Luscious Mascara $5.97-$2.00 off Revlon B shelf tag coupon=$3.97
18. Grow Luscious Plump Mascara NWP $5.97 (I forgot to get the $2.00 off shelf tag B coupon).
19. Glad Cling Wrap 200 feet $1.98-$1.00 off Post Cereal coupon inside box=$0.98
20. Oral B 3D White Toothbrush $3.27-$1.50 any oral care catalina code B-$1.00 off Oral B toothbrush manuf. coupon from Procter and Gamble in the mail=$0.77
21. Dixie Ultra 10 1/16 40 ct $3.48-$1.00 off paper goods catalina code B=$2.48
22. Vanity Fair All Napkin 100 ct $1.97-shelf tag M? coupon for buy Dixie Ultra 10 1/16 40 ct get Vanity Fair All Napkin 100 ct free=FREE
23. Hill Country Fair All Purpose Flour $1.84
24. Purex Natural Linen 66 loads $5.77-B catalina coupon for $2.50 off any laundry detergent=$3.27
25. Hill Country Fare Large Eggs $1.58-B catalina coupon for free Hill Country Fare Large Eggs=FREE
B coupon for $5.00 off basket priced $50.00 or more
HEB brand savings: $1.31
on sale savings: $0.25
Free/coupon savings (Code B and Code M): $36.39
TOTAL saved: $37.95