Extreme Couponing 11/7/13: Reader Shopping Trip to ShopRite-Living Rich With Coupons®

Reader Shopping Trip to ShopRite – Total Cost: $3.01

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Extreme Couponing Trip to ShopRite

Reader Ellen had an awesome trip to ShopRite this week! She got everything for a total cost of $3.01! WOW! Here is what she had to say:

I go to the ShopRite in Poughkeepsie, which doubles coupons under $1.00. The prices here can also be a tiny bit more expensive than the prices I’ve seen in different areas, but it’s not a huge difference. I just try to double check sale prices on their website :) I have attached a picture of my groceries as well, if you’d like to see the haul. Thank you again for everything, you guys make my life so much easier (and much less expensive)!

Reader Shopping Trip - ShopRite

Be sure to check out the rest of the ShopRite Coupons & Deals for this week before you shop!

Got a great shopping trip you would love to share, send it to shoppingtrips@livingrichwithcoupons.com and you might get featured on the site!


  • Alison Harvey

    I can never seem to get both the e coupons and the manufacturer to come off …. is there a way to make sure it works ?

    • Amy

      I don’t usually have a problem with them both coming off BUT if the ecoupon makes the price of the item less than the mfg coupon then they adjust the coupon down… so I still get the item for free but I NEVER get overage! I will actually throw another of that item in my cart so I can take advantage of both coupons so I end up getting an extra for free or really cheap!

    • Karen

      I used to have the same issue but as others have suggested under previous SR posts, I now ask the cashier to subtotal after ringing up the purchases before starting to ring up the coupons. It works!! Now I get the SR ecoupons along with the manufacturer coupon.

      • renee

        I had heard that this is what to do as well and began asking my cashiers to do the subtotal first. A cashier has told me that they now must do the subtotal in order to input the paper coupons; if they don’t they can’t do the paper coupons. It must be an update to the registers at my shoprite in Montgomery.

  • georgette

    Except for the pasta and Steam fresh vegatables, all junk. And I don’t care how much you save for other things. Now worth it. Also, it appears to be comparable to the stuff hauled in by shoppers on Extreme Couponing. We need to re-examine our purchase not just in terms of savings but health.

    • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

      There is a rule here that we do not make negative comments on readers shopping trips. These readers take their time to share their trips with us and being respectful is the number one rule here. I don’t get annoyed much on here but I do when people are not nice to other readers.

      Plus, your statements are not true. Snikiddy snacks are a healthy alternative, they are Gluten Free and free of GMOs. Also, there is rice, panko bread crumbs, soy sauce included in this trip. And, I don’t know about you, but although I don’t eat cookies, I like to have things like cake mix, cookies and even some chocolate bars for when I have company.

      So, my point is, please be respectful of reader shopping trips. I think she did a great job!

    • JudyMoody

      As the shopper being featured, I have to disagree. This is not my only grocery purchase of the week, this is just a way to stock up on some things my family uses while they are on sale. The more I save on snacks and “junk”, the more I can spend on fresh vegetables and meat, which coupons tend not to cover as much.

    • mary

      I purchased a lot of items this week that would be considered “unhealthy” but only because I have to watch my salt intake. BUT I purchased them anyway because it got me closer to a free turkey which is healthy.
      I understand your point.

    • kabbysteve

      I appreciate seeing shopping orders…why not submit your “grocery” order? I have submitted mine in the past. These negative comments appear regularly on another particular site…not appreciated here. Be your own shopper and make choices for yourself and family.

      • Stephanie

        Exactly. To each his own.

  • cheryl manna

    Well, I think you did a FANTASTIC job!!!! I see nothing wrong with a few indulgences, and the holiday season is fast approaching. Those cake mixes will be put to good use. My only regret is that I used a lot of these coupons already and they did not reset for me. Keep up the good work!!!

    • Ben

      A few indulgences? It was practically the entire order! I agree with georgette.

      • cheryl manna

        And? So what. The point of this site is to alert its readers to available deals. By taking advantage of the savings, the money saved can be diverted to more “healthy” choices such as fresh fruits, vegetables and meats that usually do not have coupons available. Outside of the cookies, the majority of the order was not “junk”, and as the poster additionally stated, this was not her main shopping trip, but just an additional visit to take advantage of deep discounts. Refer back to Cindy’s comments above.

  • Diane B.

    You know what I have to agree….if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it. I have seen negative posts on here before and I can’t stand it….it doesn’t matter that it’s “junk”….the point of the posts are to show the good deals we get to others. It could used for many different things, kids parties, food for my kids classes, etc….when you coupon you think outside the box of different events coming up. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there’s plenty of places collecting food so if items are free or really cheap I will give them away. Just because you buy “junk” it doesn’t mean you’ll feed your family it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have been couponing for a long time and I appreciate it when people share deals on there. Sorry, just had to vent.

    • dana

      right. life is just too short to completely deprive yourself of everything that’s “unhealthy”. what kind of life would it be without allowing for indulgences?
      and life is also too short to waste time saying things that just make others feel bad. it’s not productive.

  • Ebony Desole

    Cindy, Is there a way you can add a check box so I can add this to “My List” to be able to print and follow?

    • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

      Hmm, I never thought of doing it that way. Yes, I can place these in the shopping trips in our printlist so it can be saved just like the other match ups. Stand by, I’ll do it now and update the post. Thanks for the suggestion! ;)

      • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

        Done! :) Great idea!

      • Ebony Desole

        Thats awesome! Thanks Cindy!

        • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

          You are very welcome! Happy savings!

  • Jenny

    I can’t ever seem to get the Shop Rite e coupons to come off and the cashiers are never able to help me. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Linda

      I seem to be doing okay lately, but when I notice one does not come off, I call ShopRite customer service. It takes 24 hours for the ecoupon to register, so call the following day. They look it up and see you bought the correct item and send you a coupon in the mail. They give you $1 even if it is under a dollar. I was calling a lot there for a while. Seems to be better lately. Just check to make sure you buy the correct item and quantity.

    • renee

      I used to have this problem, then one of the customer service reps helped me when I called the 1-800 number. You have to select a location, put in the zip etc. That does not mean that you have to shop at that shoprite to use the ecoupons, but it finishes your profile. This worked for me.

  • Kelsie

    Nice job! I just started following this site and have been buying and saving more at Shoprite. I shop at Shoprite of Fishkill and am happy to see another local couponer

    • Nancy_Mangiameli

      Kelsie, I’m in Hopewell, and I go to the Fishkill store, as well. In fact, I was just jotting down a few things to pick up tomorrow morning after I leave AllSport.

      I love the cashiers there. They all know me and are so patient when I go in with my stack of coupons. Barbara said that she gets excited when she sees how much money I’m saving. LOL!
      I’ll be on the lookout for someone else with a LRWC list. :-)

      • Kelsie

        The cashiers at Shoprite of Fishkill are great! And they almost always have sale items in stock. I’ll be on the lookout too. Happy couponing Nancy!

    • Jackie

      I also go to the Fishkill Shoprite bc I live in Fishkill! Love this site. It makes it so easy to save money, especially with the holidays coming and love saving my parents money on everything I can, that’s the least I can do for all they do for me! Glad to see other people in the are doing the same thing. Maybe we all will run into eachother one day with our stacks of coupons!! :)

      • Rejane

        Jackie, who knows one day we will have a LRWC meet up? :-)

  • Dawn Nicole

    Awesome job! Hopefully you ignore the negative and ignorant comments!

    • JudyMoody

      Thank you! Unfortunately, negativity is the name of the game on the internet, and I guess people are going to judge my eating habits based on one of the hundreds of shopping trips I’ve made in my life :) I’m just happy that there are so many supportive people in the couponing community, and people like Cindy and her team to keep us all updated on the latest deals!

      • aimee

        I’m a vegetarian and I jog/run 30 miles a week so I like to believe I have a pretty healthy life style. If only my Snikkidy coupons reset, my shopping trip will include 4 bags of Snikiddy , 4 bars of Lindt dark chocolate bars and a couple of Betty Crocker cake mixes. I love these kind of treats once in a while.
        And I absolutely agree with you, one shopping trip doesn’t reflect your eating habits.

      • lucy

        it’s not like everything is being eaten in the same week/day it was purchased! ;)
        although, even if it was, i still wouldn’t judge. ;)

    • Ben

      You know what I found strange about most of these comments? Cindy blasted georgette for expressing her opinion about healthy eating and chastized georgette for criticizing shoppers yet not one person commented on your singularly negative statement that was truly hurtful by using the word ignorant. Everyone may use any coupon available. If you choose to use it on junk food and justify it by saying that the savings is used to buy other things like healthy find, that is your business. However, aren’t we all grownups here? Can’t we accept useful criticism without becoming defensive and getting ourselves into a lather? Just saying….

      • Dawn Nicole

        I would like to think that we are all grownups here. I just find it frustrating, that when someone shares their shopping trip or whatever it is and immediately someone makes a negative comment. I apologize, maybe ignorant was the right word to use. Please tell me how her comment was useful criticism? What business it is of anyones, what other people choose to buy? I think she did a great job. If you don’t like it, move on on the next deal.

        • Ben

          It was useful because georgette pointed out that the shopping choices were unhealthy. If that information is not useful, then I don’t know what is. I just wish more coupons were offered for healthier choices. There are some but not as many as are available for prepared foods, cookies, cake, chips etc.

      • mary

        cindy “blasted” and “chastised”? no, not even close.
        and you can’t mask harsh judgment as “useful criticism”.

      • Rocky

        Ben, to me, it was the ‘tone’ of the comment which, yes, we all know, on the net, can be misconstrued. I didn’t find it useful, I found it snappish and dismissive, and, if I could put the visualization into words, would tell you I could swear I saw a nose up in the air as it was written. There are ways to say those types of things, but, that wasn’t it. Just my two cents.

  • Claire Hackett

    The Simply Made Cookie coupons is available on http://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com – $.75/1. Thank you Ellen and Cindy for sharing. Great job!

  • laura

    Wow. Such unnecessary negativity and judgement. Where in her post does it say anything about this being her entire shopping trip, where does it say that this is the only type of food her family eats? I guess I missed that and regardless who are you to judge. Let the person who doesnt have an ounce of “snack foods” or “junk” or anything “unhealthy” in their house be the first to condemn. She kindly posted her shopping trip for us to see some of the deals that are out there. No one said you have to buy everything she did or any of it for that matter. If you dont like it then dont buy it but dont ruin this page for the rest of us, who for whatever reason do buy any or all of these items. This is a couponing forum not a health forum, lets keep it that way…. and if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all. Thanks for posting the great deals! BTW

  • Sharon

    I just happened to study this verse again this morning: Do not judge, or you too will be judged. (Matthew 7:1) We used to buy Asian cakes for birthdays. A 6″ small cake is about $15. I bought 2 BC cake mixes (money maker) a few weeks ago, and two more this week (also money maker). So this year we saved $60 just on birthday cakes. We don’t usually eat BC, but I am not going to complain about the $60 we saved. Thank you, Cindy and your wonderful team, for all you do. Lots of love!!!

  • Ben

    Well Mary, you and I have different reading comprehension skills. What can I say? I think enough has been said on this subject and we should all agree to disagree and end on a friendly note.

    • mary

      somehow you feel that thinly veiled disdain is “a friendly note”? it is that attitude and haughtiness that is at issue here. continue on in your “i’m better than everyone else” bubble, though – do you have enough hot air in there?

  • Elisha Rucano

    Poughkeepsie ny ? Jw





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