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My Shopping Trip – Acme – Paid $2.16 to Stock Up for Food Bank

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Extreme Couponing Shopping Trip

I’m going to be doing a lot of stock up shopping this week with so many great deal.  One of my reasons for stocking up on products is due to an article I read this week in my local paper.  The article was about a local food bank, Lunch Break located in Red Bank, that is in need of food.  According to Lunch Break, the “toughest times of the year are September and October as well as February and March”.  They go on to say, “It’s heart wrenching to plan and not be able to meet the need.  Right now, our resources are critically low”.

That just breaks my heart!  I know it’s probably like that for most food banks.  So, be sure to take advantage of some of the great deals this week to help out at your local food bank during this critical months.

I started out taking advantage of the Stock Up Mega Instant Savings Event at Acme where I paid just $2.19 for this.  All of which I will be donating to Lunch Break.

Here was my trip:

  • (6) Barilla Pasta $1.38 each
  • (2) Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $1.38
  • (4)Hungry Jack Hash Brown Potatoes $1.38 each
  • (1)Silver Floss Sauerkraut $1.00

Coupons Used:

Paid: $2.19

Be sure to check out the full Acme Deals  for the week before you shop.  Also, be sure to check out our Couponing for a Cause page to find a food bank near you.

Cindy Livesey is the force behind Living Rich With Coupons which provides it’s readers with all the resources they need to shop smart so they can get life’s necessities for a lot less.  Allowing you to spend more on life’s luxuries.  Her family of 5 has saved over $11,000 a year in groceries.  And you can too.

This is a Sponsored post written by LRWC on behalf of Acme. All content and opinions are 100% our own.


  • J.P.

    So, I tried to do the Duncan HInes/Hungry Jack deal at my Acme but the cashier woudn’t except my coupons because they had a QR code. She said I had to scan the QR code with a smart phone and get the coupon on my phone. I don’t have a smart phone. Is that correct?

    • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

      You do not have to scan the QR code. The cashier scans the bar code on the coupon like every other coupon. Hope that helps.

  • Laurie M.

    Great post. I’m going to do the same for our local food bank. Thanks!

  • Barbara A.

    Thanks Cindy. I was at my local pantry on Friday and yes they could use some donations, too. I don’t know about this Lunch Break but most of the other pantries also accept and really need non food items like shampoos, toothpastes, deodorants, laundry detergents, feminine products, etc. A lot of us probably have some extra stuff from all the Shoprite deals last week. (Boy was that fun!) Thank you again for all that you do.

    • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

      Yep, I am actually loading them up with shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste. I have so much that it could last me years. I am also going to stock up on cereal at Pathmark and add that to the donation as well. Excited to find a place close to home that is in need.

    • Deena

      I try to give things that food stamps cannot buy — diapers, tampons (can you imagine needing them and not being able to buy them?), stuff like that. My local food pantry LOVES non-food donations in addition to food.

      • Kris

        Agreed, I do this for St. Vincent de Paul (they give out bags every week after Mass for people to fill and return the following week so they make it easy to donate!) and they are always looking for toiletries, especially toilet paper, papertowels and tissues because you can’t buy these items with EBT (food stamps).

  • Julie

    Where did the $6 instant savings come from? Was that for buying certain products?












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