For weeks I've been trying to snag the Cottonelle deal at Shoppers at $4.99. I've got rain checks and visited stores for about 3 weeks now. Each time, there was no stock. I walked into the Loblaws today and there was a wall of Cottonelle! Each of the three "ultra" types were out on display. I saw similar displays throughout the store. Finally!
I decided to check out at the self check out lanes. All 6 were up and running, so if there was a problem, they could go to another lane. I've heard if you use coupons over $10 that they have to involve customer service and it can get dicey.
I approached the man on duty and informed him I had more than $10 in coupons. He looked a little confused at my confession and just told me to bring him my coupons. So I scanned my items and entered my coupon amounts. The computer slowed down a bit after my first few, so I suspect the guy on duty was approving them when they popped up on his screen or something of the sort. When I was finished, I brought my coupons over to the guy and he got to work matching them up. I went back to my station, packed away my coupon folder and my transaction was ready for payment. So smooth!
If I had more coupons I may choose to use a regular lane because he has 5 other lanes to take care of, but for this size transaction I would do everything the same.
Anyways, here's what I bought:
- 4x Old Spice 92g Sticks (I had only been able to buy the smaller size when they were on sale at the Rexall).
- Regular $3.49 (flyer says save at least $1.50, so I'll take the low estimate here)
- Sale price of $1.99
- $3 WUB 2 coupon
- $0.49 each!
- Savings of 86%
- Reg. $4.99 (flyer says save at least $2, so I'll take the low estimate here)
- Sale price of $2.99
- $2 off coupon
- $0.99 each
- Savings of 80%
- Reg. $12.99
- Sale price of $3.99
- $3 off coupon
- $0.99 each
- Savings of 92%
Total out of pocket for the trip: $7.45
Total savings: 85%
That savings looks awesome! It's a bit deceiving for me because I would never pay $13 for a pack of toilet paper that size, or full price for deodorant or body wash, even if I wasn't couponing. But if someone never watched the sales and just bought things when they needed them, they would be paying the full price for these items.
Well done me! Brag!