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Guess How Much I Paid – Starr’s Walmart Trip Winner Is …

Congratulations Tabitha for winning the Guess How Much I Paid – Starr’s Walmart Trip! contest!

Starr’s total at Walmart was $125.25, with a retail total price of $443.64!

A savings of 77.98%, nice job Starr!

To get these hot deals, Starr took advantage of price matching as well as matched her Albertsons Coupon Round Up ad (all coupons $.25 and up were rounded to $1) & Kmart Double Event (coupons were doubled up to $1, meaning a $1 coupon was worth $2. You can double 5 coupons for every 25 spent) at Walmart!
Please note that Walmart does not allow overage when doing round ups or doubles.

Ready for this massive breakdown?

(2) Nievea Lip Balm $2.47
USED  $1.00/1 Nivea Product
= $.47 each

(12) Pks Trident Gum $.96 
USED $1/3 Trident Gums (SS 1/8)
= .29 each

(2) Baby Alive Dolls  Clearance 15.00 (PM the 50% off Fred Meyer ad)
Brought them to 7.50 each
USED (2) $8.00/1 Baby Alive Doll
= FREE + $1.00 in OVERAGE

**UPDATE** It looks like this coupon is not for this doll.

(1) Green Lantern Dude 5.40 
USED $5.00 off Target coupon
= $.40

(1) Knorr Mini cube 1.18
USED $.35/1 Knorr Mini Cube (Spanish SS)***
= $.18

(2) Spongebob Fruit Snacks $2.00
USED $.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snack (SS 1/8)
= 1.50 each

(4) Starkist Tuna Pouches $1.08
USED $.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch (RP 1/1)
= $.08 each

(5) Bounty Paper Towels 2.12
USED  $.25/1 Bounty Towels (PG 1/29)
= 1.12 each

(7) Baby wipes $1.97
USED (6) $.50/1 Huggies Wipes & (1) $.50/1 Pampers Wipes
= $.97 each

(8) Blistex lip balms 1.52/1.97
USED (8) $.35/1 Blistex Product
= $.52 (1) and $.97 (7)

(20) Soft Soap .98
USED $.40/1 Soft Soap Hand Soap (Spanish SS)
= FREE

(6) cans Spaghetti-0′s .67
USED .40/2 Spaghetti-0’s (NLA)
= $.17 each

(3) French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauces $1.97
USED $.75/1 French’s Honey Mustard (SS 1/22)
= $.47 each

(4) Crystal Lights To Go 2.00
USED $1/2 Crystal Light
= $1.00 each

(4) Kraft Parmasean Cheese 3.38
USED 1/1 Kraft Parmasean Cheese (Kraft Promotional Coupon Mailer NLA)
= 1.38 each

(7)  Tyson Grill n Ready chicken (not pictured) 2.50
USED 1/1 Tyson Grill n’Ready (SS 1/8)
= $.50 each

(8) Pepperidge Farm Crackers 2.78
USED $1/1  Pepperidge farm Natural Crackers
= $.78 each

(4) Playtex Sport Tampons 3.97
USED $1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons (SS 1/1)
= 1.97 each

(5) Neutra Air Spray 2.97
USED $1/1 Neutra Air Spray (SS 2/5)
= $.97

(6) Kids Suave $1.88
USED $1/2 Kids Suave Products (RP 1/8)
= $.88 each

(12) Yoplait Yogurts (not pictured) $.50
USED $.40/6 Yoplait Yogurts (GM 1/8)
=.33 each

(2) Coke zero .98
USED .99 off one
= FREE + $.02 in OVERAGE

(4) Totino’s pizza rolls 1.78
USED $.35/1 Totino’s Pizza Rolls (GM 1/8)
= $.78

(7) Yeast Strips 1.04
USED $.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast (SS 11/6)
= $ .04

(5) French’s Mustards $1.48
USED $.30/1 French’s Mustard (SS 1/22)
= .48 each

(9) Knorr sides 1.00
USED $.45/1 Knorr Side (Spanish SS)***
= FREE

(7) Dawn Dish Soap $1.07
USED (7) $.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap (1/1 PG)
= $.07 each

(4) Era Laundry Detergent 4.97
USED $.50/1 Era Laundry Detergent (1/1 PG)
= 3.97

(20) Ajax Dish Soap $.97
USED $.35/1 Ajax (Spanish SS)***
= FREE

(22) Old Spice Body Washes $.97
USED $1/2 Old Spice Body Products (1/1 PG)
= FREE

(1) Finish Dishwasher Tablets $2.97
USED $ 1/1 Finish (SS 1/22)
=.97

(2) French’s Dijon Mustards 2.12
USED $.75/1 French’s Dijon Mustard
= $.62

(3) Smucker’s Sugar Free Jelly 2.58
USED 1/1 Smucker’s Sugar Free Jelly (NLA)
= $.58 each

(2) Muir Glen tomato sauce 1.32
USED $.75/1 Muir Glen Product (NLA)
= free

(8) cans Libby Veggies $.75
USED $1.00/4 Libby’s Vegetables (11/13 RP)
=  $.25 each

(3) Emerald Breakfast on the go 2.68
USED $.75/1 Emerald Breakfast on the Go (RP 1/8)
= 1.18

(2) Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauces 1.78
USED $1.00/1 Kikkoman Product
= FREE

Total of 225 items!!!

*** The Spanish Smartsource is only available in certain areas, and as you can see it is only in Spanish. If you would like to order some, you can grab them from Coupon Connection for $.50 per Insert shipped! And she ships FAST!

Would you like to “brag” about your shopping trips??? Please email Amber – [email protected] and I will feature your trip next week!!

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THOSE TRIPS!

 



Comments

  1. Just wondered if this was one trip or over several days?

    • Sure hope this was multi trans And multi days. If not whole lotta mis usage of coupons and polices and rules…and people wonder why the “coupon rules” change agaisnt us and some stores “dislike” couponers.

      • I am not sure on the Baby Alive Coupon as I have not printed this coupon because I do not have a need for it. I will update the post about the Baby Alive coupon. Thank you ladies for letting me know.

  2. The baby alive coupon is for the my baby alive, not the teeth ones…and you cannot price match half off of fred meyer on clearance items…you must have the actual price shown on the ad to be able to price match… complete misuse of those coupons and walmarts price matching policy…

    • You can match a 50% off ad from Fred Meyer, Shopko etc. It does not need the price.

      • Hit the button to fast – sorry. I regularly use the 10% off printer ink coupon from Fred Meyer’s ad at Walmart.

      • I got this directly off walmart’s price matching policy….look it up…they are not supposed to match items that there is not price specified

        We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

        * Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
        o example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
        * Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
        o example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
        * Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
        o example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card
        * Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
        * Going out of business or closeout prices
        * Percentage off
        o example: “All mascara, 40% off”
        * Competitors’ private label price promotions

        We do not honor:

        * Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
        * Internet pricing
        * Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
        * “Going out of business” sales or “close out” prices

        • Thank you Cora for this. However, we are in a TEST MARKET. Walmart does double and take these ads. Also, though this is a corp. policy guidline, it is up to the store manager on things like doubles and price matching. She was checked out by the CSM of that shift. I also have spoke with two of my local store’s managers and this price matching is allowed.

        • I didn’t know in test markets you could use coupons for items not intended. (Baby alive)Not to mention kmarts policy is 5 coupons doubled peiord per day per person. Not ever 25. I called Corp t make sure. They said unless you have others do the Sept trans. Regardless of what this ladies “test market” does. This was mis use of coupons and Imo fraud.

        • Just got off the phone walmart Corp they do NOT have test markets and ALL walmarts have same coupon policy as stated on web site. Called twice spoke to two seperate people and got same answers. One evn put” test market” in the data base and nothing. So the managers are also in the wrong at these locations and I have passed this blog along to them and they said they will look into it. Again back to my point people like this ruining it for others.

        • kayleigh – Amber had already updated the post to reflect the “Baby Alive” mistake?

  3. Can u explain the doubling of coupons at wm? I wasn’t aware that that they doubled coupons at all.

    • In select markets certain Walmart’s will match stores. For example Albertsons Twice The Value Coupons or Kmart’s Double Event. Check with your local Walmart.

  4. Here is a link that may help with the test markets, although this site only shows a few areas. If you look at my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/couponconnectionidaho and in the notes tab is the ID/UT test market policy.

    These are happening for a year and started around August 2011. There is nothing about this on their website as it is still in trial/error status.

    Id be glad to answer anymore questions you may have, contact me via either link in this post 🙂

    Amber- you are doing great..

  5. OK ladies, no need to be rude. If you disagree with some of the coupon use, we appreciate your comments, but please do read through all comments before posting. Amber clearly indicated the Baby Alive coupon was misused and updated the post accordingly. Discount Queens does not promote the misuse of coupons, as indicated by the updated post previous to some of the comments.

    I’ve been couponing in Boise area Idaho for over 3 years and have seen our Walmarts go back and forth on doubling and price matching multiple times. Trust me – tattling to corporate never works, on either end :). Half the time the outsourced corporate employees that are paid to answer our phone calls have zero clue on what the “real” corporate is doing. I can put in a call to our local stores and ask why they have “permission” to double coupons and others do not.

    I will say that all of our local Walmart stores are bombarded with couponers and have still re-instated a double coupon policy, even after countless meetings with management and corporate phone calls. I’m sure they have an allowance of some sort, having had so many issues and policy changes in the past – but we’ll figure it out. If not – we will let you know and I’m sure Corporate will let all of our Walmart managements know.

    I think most of us, including all the authors on Discount Queens, try our best to abide by store rules. We have made mistakes, but so have most couponers.