Reader Shopping Trip: ShopRite

I wasn’t going to post a shopping trip today as I usually keep them for Monday through Friday.  Also, when I do post them, I try to keep them to trips that are current.  This trip is for ShopRite and the sale ends today.  However, I am a FIRM believer that things happen for a reason.  I have always been that way and I tell my kids that ALL the time.  Especially when they are struggling with something.

Well, then why am I posting this trip?  Well, because my whole weekend got messed up because of issues I was having with the site last night.  My intention was to get my drugstore deals and ShopRite done last night so that I could relax a little today.  That is not what happened.

Having spent a very long time, into the wee hours of the morning, I finally got the site working properly.  However, none of the deals were completed.  Then this morning I find out that Grandma Anna, my 95 year old grandmother, was admitted to the hospital.  No worries, she is doing much better and is just staying for observation.

So, with little sleep, a bunch of deals to do and visiting my Grandmother, I was a bit grumpy, tired, cranky, and everything in between today.

And, then….this email pops into my inbox from a newer reader, Anita:

Dear Cindy,

I started clipping coupons around the middle of Jan in an attempt to be a better shopper in 2011 with no clear-cut idea of how to go about it.  A couple of weeks ago I stumbled onto your website and saw all the buzz about the Quaker deals at Shop Rite.  Needless to say, I had no quaker coupons, but I thought I would try and score some free grits anyway.  So I googled around for the nearest Shop Rite, located it and armed with my new Price Plus card, I bought 5 boxes of Quaker grits.With my heart pounding, I walked to the checkout mentally telling myself that I could always go to customer service and return it if that so-called catalina did not print.  Lo and behold, it did, just like you said it would!!  I went back and tried it again, and the same thing happened!  To cut a long story short, a couple of days ago Iarmed myself with my shopping list and coupons (btw I had no idea that one could print coupons off the internet until I read the section for ‘beginners’ on your site – LOL).

This is my first purchase using coupons (pls. see attachment for pic).

And, I read the email and I remembered why I love doing this everyday! 🙂

Here are her transactions:

:: ShopRite Transaction #1 Bought:

(2) Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta – $.75 ea.
(2) Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta -$.75 ea.
(2) Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta -$.75 ea.
(3) Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper –$.99 ea
(4) Quaker Instant Oatmeal – $2.99 ea
(4) Red Pack Diced Tomates – $1.50 ea
(1) Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid -$2.99
(1) Blue Diamond Almond Breeze – $3.79
(2) Mom’s Best Natural Toasted Wheat-Fuls – $2.49 ea
(3) Fisher Boy Fish Sticks – $4
(2) Shop Rite Steam in Bag Frozen Cauliflower $0.99
(on sale this week
for 77 cents)
(1) Mead 5 star pocket folder – $1.99 (last minute urgent request from
one of my teenagers)

Coupons used:
(1) $1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
(1) $1/2 Ronzoni Garden Delight
(1) $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste
(1) $.55/ Almond Breeze Almond Milk *Doubled
(2) $0.75/1 Mom’s Best Cereal * Doubled
(2) $0.75/2 Red Pack Diced Tomatoes*Doubled
(1) $5 Quaker Catalina (from last week’s grits purchase)
(1) $1/2 Quaker Instant Breakfast
(1) $.75/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper *Doubled
(1) $1/1 Palmolive Anti-Bacterial Dish Liquid
(1) $1 off Cellfire (I am not sure for what)

Total on sale Savings $14.33
PPC and Mfr Coupons : 23.79
PPC and Store Coupons: $3:14
Total Savings: $45.56
Total Paid: 22:30

:: ShopRite Transaction #2 Bought:

5–Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta –$0.75 ea
1–Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta –$0.75 ea
1 – Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper – $0.99 ea
2- Quaker Instant Oatmeal – $2.99 ea
1- Chiquita Bananas – $1.80

Coupons Used:
(2) $1/2 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
(1) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
(1) $.50/1 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper *Doubled
(1) $5 Quaker Catalina (from last week’s grits purchase)
Total on sale Savings $6.00
PPC and Mfr Coupons : 14.75
PPC and Store Coupons: $0:90
Total Savings: $22.14
Total Paid: 3:96

Thanks a million Cindy.  I am still giddy with excitement over the amount I saved!  Your website has been incredibly useful.

Anita, you did great!  And, thank you for keeping me inspired!  Your timing was better then you know.

Now, I know all you ShopRite shoppers will be out tomorrow shopping up a storm on the ShopRite Dollar Day Deals. Be sure to send in your shopping trips and/or post up your deal ideas.

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  • Terri

    I am with Cindy…I also am new at this and have learned so much off your site…thank you for all your time you put into this…Hope your Grandmother gets better soon…Terri

  • Lisa S


    I am saying a prayer for Grandma Anna and the rest of your family too! I just don’t even know how to express to you how much I truly appreciate you and how much this site of yours has helped me in so many ways. It has helped me save money, curb my homesickness since moving here to NJ, and has given my family another thing we enjoy doing together! My husband and kids get just as excited as I do when they see the amazing deals I bring home!

    • Cindy

      Aww, thanks Lisa. Appreciate the prayers. She’s doing well but at 95 they just want to watch her closely.

  • Amy G.

    Just wanted to let you know that in MD Shoprite has TRIPLE COUPONS this week!!! 🙂 🙂

  • Jil

    Sending good thoughts and prayers for you and yours Cindy!

    • Jil

      Great job Anita!! Well done!

  • Bridget

    Awesome job Anita!!! Prayers to Cindy and family

  • Lucy

    Cindy keeping your grandma in my prayers.
    Very good job Anita 🙂

  • Paula

    My kids have a Grandma Anna, too, so I feel a connection with you . . . saying a prayer for her. Also just want to add that I love your website. We have saved so much money with your help!! Thank you!!