Off-grid pantry planner

Just the highlights…

8 (14 oz)  packs of Hillshire Farms Chicken Sausage BOGO Free sale $3.98 plus $1 off peelies on each!   Final cost= .99c each

6 (16 oz)  packs of Bun Length Barr S Franks 10 for $10 sale (used coupons $1 off 2) – Final cost= .50 each

2# 13oz jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce $2.50 on sale used .60 cent coupon doubled to $1.20- Final cost= $1.30

2 packs of Ortega Taco Seasoning 78 cents each used .75 cent coupon off 2 doubled to $1.50- Final cost= .03 each

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Minis  FREE with coupon for one FREE up to a certain amount.

1 (6 pack) of Breyers kid’s swirled yogurt on sale for $1.99 used .50 cent coupon that doubled to $1.00-Final cost= .99

1 bag of Carolina Rice on sale for $1.19 used a .50 cent coupon doubled to $1- Final cost= .19

My total spent for everything above was $24.81. My total savings was $40.58 or 62% for this trip!


  • Giant Eagle (at least the ones I’m familiar) doubles coupons up to .99 (which becomes $1.98 off).
  • You can stack coupons on top of sale prices and some stores like Target, Walgreens and maybe Rite Aid will stack manufacture coupons on top of their own store coupons and all of that on top of sale prices (I believe). If you’re ever not sure, just ask and if the deal isn’t like what you expected, just ask for your money back.
  • Ask your family and friends for their unwanted coupons. Call or email your favorite brands and request coupons. I emailed Georgia-Pacific about the coupon link not working on their site for Angel Soft toilet paper and they mailed me a bunch of .55 cent off  TP coupons that got me the 4 pack tp’s for almost free at Giant Eagle because the coupons doubled to $1.10 off per pack.
  • Buy extra Sunday papers when they are half-price on Monday mornings. You might have to call/ask around to find out who if anyone does sell them half off. It paid off for me awhile back. I ran into a place that didn’t sell them but gave me a stack for free! whoo-hoo!

If you browse my blog here, check in the categories or do a search with a key word, you’ll find more posts I’ve shared about the deals I’ve scored and tips to help you too.  Maybe you feel like couponing and rebating is too involved or takes up too much time. If you just start with baby steps and stretch yourself a little here and there with new information it will soon become second nature. It really pays off. Not only will you be able to stock up your pantry with less money out of pocket, but you will have extras in times of need- either for your family, friends or for food pantries in your area 😉

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