Reader Shopping Trips: ShopRite


Heather had a great stockpiling trip to ShopRite! She managed to score a bunch of items she will be able to have for a while! Way to go!

Very proud of my husband’s shoprite trips. He swung by shoprite on his way home & followed my instructions perfectly 🙂

Transaction 1:

(4) Bird’s eye chef’s favorites $0.99/each
(4) Emmi yogurts $1.00/each
(8) Libbys peaches $0.49/each
(4) Carolina 1lb rice $0.99/each
(2) Energizer AA $2.99/each

Coupons used:

-(2) $0.05 bag credit
-(4) $0.50/1 bird’s eye (9/25 SS)
-(4) $1/1 Emmi (8/28 RP)
-(4) $1/2 Libby’s fruit (8/28 RP)
-(4) $0.50/1 Carolina (9/18 SS)
-(2) $3/1 Energizer (NLA)

OPP: $0.14 (after tax)

Transaction 2:

(4) Bird’s eye chef’s favorites $0.99/each
(4) Emmi yogurts $1.00/each
(8) Libbys peaches $0.49/each
(4) Carolina 1lb rice $0.99/each
(1) Energizer AAA $2.99/each

Coupons used:

-(2) $0.05 bag credit
-(4) $0.50/1 bird’s eye (9/25 SS)
-(4) $1/1 Emmi (8/28 RP)
-(4) $1/2 Libby’s fruit (8/28 RP)
-(4) $0.50/1 Carolina (9/18 SS)
-(1) $3/1 Energizer (NLA)

OPP: $0.15 (after tax)

Transaction 3:

(4) Bird’s eye chef’s favorites $0.99/each
(4) Emmi yogurts $1.00/each
(8) Libbys peaches $0.49/each
(4) Carolina 1lb rice $0.99/each
(1) Energizer AAA $2.99/each

Coupons used:

-(2) $0.05 bag credit
-(4) $0.50/1 bird’s eye (9/25 SS)
-(4) $1/1 Emmi (8/28 RP)
-(4) $1/2 Libby’s fruit (8/28 RP)
-(4) $0.50/1 Carolina (9/18 SS)
-(1) $3/1 Energizer (NLA)

OPP: $0.15 (after tax)

Total OPP: $0.44

Be sure to check out the ShopRite deals for this week.  And be sure to check the LRWC Coupon Database to find any of the coupons listed here.

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  • Kristi

    AMAZING!!!

  • jen

    That’s excellent!!!! And It’s good to know your husband did it. I don’t have a Shoprite by me, but there is one by my husband’s job. I’m hoping to start sending him there.

    • Lady J

      The thing to know about husbands and couponing:

      1 – they need a list – an exact list. Explain that they shouldn’t buy anything that’s not on the list. If you are familiar with the store, it may help to tell them what area to find something in. If it’s a product that they’re not used to, you may want to include a picture.
      2 – Teach them a little cashier-profiling.
      3 – Explain some absolute coupon basics, so that when a cashier tries to tell them they are wrong – he can prove he’s right (men love that).
      4 – If a grouping/quantity is needed to fulfill a catalina deal. Mark that down, this way they don’t skip over the things they couldn’t find and just buy the rest of the items and miss the catalina
      5 – Unless it’s an emergency, never send a man to buy feminine products.

      • tracey

        lol 5 cracks me up.

      • Arianna

        lol! that is AMAZING advice!

      • Cindy

        LOL, that is too funny! And good advice 🙂

      • Dana

        I love that… none of those though work on my hubby… he lets me do the work

        • Heather

          Totally agree! I also tell him exactly how much it should cost & to remember the re-usable bags. I also paper clip all the coupons for each transaction together.

          It’s really nice to have him working with me – makes sticking to a budget so much easier 🙂

          • Lady J

            wow! Multiple transactions. That’s pretty advanced! I tried my husband the other day on mulitple transactions – but for the 2nd one, there was no coupons. It was just so I could get more soda at the good price.

      • jen

        Thanks so much for the advice!!! Great information and funny too!!!

      • Alex

        Fill me in on the cashier profiling?

        • Lady J

          It sounds horrible, but us couponers have preferences. It helpes to remember that cashier profiling isn’t about finding a cashier to help you do something sneaky. It’s about finding a cashier that’ll check you out with the least hassle.

          The accepted norms is that a younger cashier is preferable to an older one. A younger male cashier (younger female is next favorable) is less likely to give you a hard time about coupons than (in particular a female) who has been with the company a long time. Cashiers who have been cashiers for a long time tend to read every line of a coupon (even the address) on every coupon (even your multiples) and are more likely to act like you are personally robbing them because you are using coupons (as if they are actually getting profit-sharing from the grocery store – which, i doubt they are).

          In general:
          Younger people tend not to care as much about their grocery store job because it’s not where they see themselves 10 years from now. Older people tend to have a stronger work ethic and tend to feel that if they work hard for their money to buy groceries, then you shouldn’t be getting yours for free.

          And with any stereotype it isn’t always true. There are young cashiers who are coupon police because they are naive enough to think that with some hard work they might just be manager of the whole store. There are also older people who don’t care as much because experience has taught them that hard work won’t make you manager, it only makes you work harder for the same pay as someone who doesn’t work as much.

          This is definitely a YMMV. It’s best to learn the cashiers at your store, find ones you like and stick to them (and which ones to avoid). My favorite cashier is actually a getting-on-towards-40 male. I find that the high school males are more likely to call a manager over for coupons because they aren’t as familiar with them since they don’t tend to use coupons themselves. And even though grocery stores take coupons, they don’t usually bother to train their employees on how to take them.

          Cindy – you’ll be happy to hear, that I’ve never had a problem at CVS with any cashier regardless of what group they may fall into. Any CVS I go to – any cashier is fine.

          • Anonymous

            appreciate the info,thank you

  • Tina

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!

  • Anita M

    That is awesome! If I sent my hubby to get anything at a food store, he would come home with so many extras it would defeat my purpose. Yay for your and your hubby!!

    • Raven

      Dito Anita

    • Mary

      Seriously! My hubby even forgets to scan the rewards card hahaha

      • Ruth

        Ditto here!

        • gabby

          My husband always comes home with way too many of things too. Whenever something is for example 5 for $5, he thinks that he must buy 5, even if he only needs 1. LOL

          • Anita M

            my hubby does the same thing…I would NEVER send him to a 10 for $10 sale….once we ended up with 10 26oz canisters of table salt because I wrote down “salt – on sale” on his list!!

            • Anonymous

              LOL!! 10 26 oz of salt. Before I started couponing, that’s what I thought too. I end up not buying the items though because i didn’t want to buy 10 of the same thing. Now, I’m smarter.LOL!!

    • Lady J

      Don’t you just love when the hubby comes home with items which weren’t on your list. You ask them why, and they said because it was a good price. You ask how much, and learn that your dearest just paid $2 for a 10 pk of pens (which you didn’t need) b/c he thought they were a good price. You just cringe. My husband has a list of things that he is not to buy, unless they are free (pens are now on them – so are batteries. What is it with men and buying batteries). My husband was so happy this week when I sent him to SR with coupons for the batteries. He even reminded me that he wasn’t allowed to buy batteries. Then I explained that they were free, and he was excited.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing! What Shoprite did your husband shop at? The Libby’s at my SR was $0.79 each. Your price is super great. thank you.

    • Heather

      My husband did this transaction at the Edison, NJ store on his way home but I have also seen them for this price in East Orange & West Orange. They have been this price for a few weeks – they are on clearance.

      • Anonymous

        Oh really! Gee, I wish I have known tha they’re on sale. We love canned peaches. I live in NY so prices are different. thanks for letting me know.

  • Judy

    Great finds! What is NLA — as in “Energizer (NLA)”?

    • Chris G

      No longer available (meaning the coupon)

    • Alie

      NLA – no longer available

  • Alie

    Were you able to do these multiple transactions with the same SR price plus card? My store cashier told me I needed a different price plus card for each transaction. Wondering if this is true…

    • Ruth

      I have two and I alternate them so I do four transactions. Some cashiers don’t even care and others well you know they don’t want to deal with us (as one said “you are one of those couponing ppl”) lol

  • Lady J

    Anyone know. Is it on the Libby’s peaches on sale? Or, did this shopper really love peaches?

    • Arianna

      i believe only the peaches were on sale.

      • Ruth

        I’ve done this deal two weeks in a row an it’s only been the peaches that are very low price.

  • Liz V

    This is great! Also a husband caveat-I sent my hubby to SR Tuesday for some free CRAVE cat snax, a rain check for the diapers they didn’t have, and 2 boxes of cheerios that with coupons were .50 each. He came home with what I asked, and told me the cashier was impressed with this little score. He then bought himself a big pack of Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer! I was like “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

  • Anna

    Question about Kraft/Nabisco catalinas. My store in Monroe, NY usually let’s me use them even when I don’t buy products of these brands. Yesterday I went to SR in Bayonne, NJ and they didn’t accept them since I wasn’t buying anything from these brands. How is it at your stores?.

    • Heather Leah

      I usually buy atleast one item from the brand and have never had a problem. BUT, I am pretty sure the catalinas are intended only for that brand, so I guess it depends if the cashier actually checks. This could get a little difficult being some items from that “brand” but it might not be marked clearly..For example A-1 is made by Kraft, but it is basically its own brand (or so it seems) only on the back of the bottle can you see kraftfoods.com. I think most cashiers just take the catalina anyway, but I guess they technically don’t have to.

    • Ruth

      It all depends on the cashier for what I notice. I go to shoprite in Jersey City and they let me do it and I didn’t buy anything from Kraft/Nabisco but my sister went to the one in Mahaw (I think I spelled that wrong, Lol) and they didn’t let her do it. I was at shoprite in Bayonne two weeks and I forgot to separate my order and the cashier didn’t want to go threw the trouble of re-scanning everything so I was able to get the deals (4 only) twice and use 8 coupons.

      I’ve come to notice it doesn’t even matter what the Shoprite’s store policy is because the cashiers are young in a hurry and not paying any attention.

      • IK

        Ruth – I shopped in JC today – they did not let me use my $5 kraft catalina on just a $3.49 kraft item alone – they had me get a minimum of $5 worth of kraft products…

        • Ruth

          I am saying it all depends on the cashier and if they are busy. I did it on Sunday without any problems. Yesterday I bought the Carolina Rice and the coupon does say do not double but the cashier doubled it, the same for the Planters coupons. That’s why now I don’t fuse with the managers I just go back and go to another cashier. It’s awful!

          • IK

            that’s what I try to do – but I’m running out of cashiers ;))

            • Ruth

              lol! Try them on their busy days and with a newbie or around 2-4 that they are changing shifts.

          • CutieM

            I have to say it’s the cashier . I just went to the Paramus sr on rt 4 and my cashier stopped the carolina rice coupon from doubling but what can I do. Can’t argue bc it says not to double….

  • Ruth

    This is great! my shoprite had the big cans of Libby’s peaches for 3/$2 with the 2/$1 coupon got 9 cans used 4 coupons only paid $2 for all those cans. I have peaches to last me months but am going to donate them to the shelter for Thanksgiving feast. I think some of these sales are unadvertised and according to areas, which is bad because it messes up my list if I am not in the low pricing area.

  • Kristi

    I guess I’m the only one not understanding how the transactions got down to $.15 when $.50 off coupons were used for $.99 items. Can anyone tell me, so that I can get a great deal like that. It’s fantastic!

    • gabby

      Kristi, Shoprite doubles coupons, so a $0.50 coupon would double to $1.00. Hope that Helps : )

  • lisa

    Awesome job and congrats to your hubbie! I can never get my husband to stick to my list. Even when he shops with me and he throws things in the cart (sometimes without coupons I know I have in circulars at home!). Last time, when we got to the register he pick up a candy bar and I gave him the look and he reluctantly put it back. We have a number of “free” candy bars at home that I had picked up at CVS…he had to wait on that one. 🙂

    • Ruth

      My kids do this and I also tell give them that look or make them paid for it themselves with their allowance. Not a happy camper than, lol

  • Lashetta

    I love to look at shopping trip pictures! This one is good!

  • yolene

    my sr dont do dbl coups is this list with double coups

    • Jacqueline

      Yolene this is her list with double coupons, you just have to understand YOUR specific store policy and figure it out…for instance, my shoprite only doubles coupons lower then .50 cents…meaning .25 would go to .50…anything over .50 would go to .99 cents..ie 75 cents would be .99 cents. So I just adjust what Cindy does once you understand the policy it gets easier.

  • regina

    My Shoprite has signs around the store stating you can only use 4 like coupons per household per day. We can not do back to back transactions with coupons at all. Those of you who can same day are lucky. Only way we can do this is sneak back in and hope no one sees us. It is strictly against there policy and they enforce if if they see you.

  • Awesome trip…..and I always do two transactions back to back with the same card. The cashier never minds, because I hand them my coupons all organized, none expired and I have bought everything I have a coupon for. Also your trip looks almost like mine. Stocked up on the free rice, yogart, peaches, and vegi.

  • Kathy

    Is the rice on sale or is .99 the usual price?

    • Anonymous

      it’s on sale at .99