Food Pantry Items for the Penny Experiment

Harris Teeter Super Doubles gave us the perfect opportunity to buy more items for the MACAA Food Pantry. You might recall that we are taking part in the Penny Experiment. The goal is to spend little money and buy the most food possible for the food bank. In order to do this, we need to wait for great sales and awesome coupons!

Amee and I were able to do three transactions at Harris Teeter this week for the food bank. Below is the breakdown:

Transaction #1

Saved 97%

Saved 97%

 Unfortunately, I do not have a receipt to show off for transaction #1. The store was very busy. Although I only had 20 coupons total for my items and the food pantry items, I didn’t want to have to explain myself to the cashier. She was already giving me one of those looks when she saw my pile of coupons!

(2) Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, on sale for BOGO at $3.55
Used $1.50/2 coupon
Paid $0.55 for both

Smart Start Cereal, $1.99
Used $1/1 coupon
FREE

(3) Canned Pineapple, 3/$2
Used $1/3 coupon
FREE

(2) Ken’s Salad Dressing, $0.94 ea.
Used $1/2 coupon
FREE

Total Spent: $0.55 plus a few cents for tax
Total Saved: $17.97

 Transaction #2

Saved 92%

(4) Cheese Nips BOGO at $2.39 ea.
Used (2) $1/2 coupons
Paid $0.19 ea.

(6) Canned Pineapple, 3/$2
Used (2) $1/3 coupon
FREE

(2) Ken’s Salad Dressing, $0.94 ea.
Used $1/2 coupon
FREE

All Bran Crackers, $3.89
Used $1.50/1 coupon
Paid $0.89

Transaction #2 Receipt

Total Spent: $1.87
Total Saved: $22.66

Transaction #3- Amee

Saved 90%

(2) Yakisoba Noodles, $0.67 ea.
Used (2) $0.50/1 coupons
FREE

(4) Cheese Nips BOGO at $2.39 ea.
Used (2) $1/2 coupons
Paid $0.19 ea.

Sandwich Thin Bread, $2.50
Used $1/1 Coupon
Paid $0.50

Transaction #3 Receipt

 Total Spent: $1.01
Total Saved: $9.08

Overall, I will be taking $53.14 worth of groceries to MACAA and we only paid $3.43!

Awesome!

Comments

    • says

      Mary,
      Yes, I wish triples would happen! I think I prefer triples to super doubles. I still had a couple of great trips for myself though. I hope you get the chance to go into town!

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  1. [...] Last week I delivered the food items to MACAA that we gathered for the Penny Experiment. My boys and I delivered $53.14 worth of groceries to MACAA and we only paid $3.43! To see the full details of how we were able to purchase those items go HERE. [...]

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