The pile above is what I picked up at Walmart today. I am not a regular Walmart shopper but I have been reading about the deals people have been getting so I decided to do it too. About half my coupons were printed from the internet. My Total before coupons was $56.21. Minus the $15.35 I spent in school supplies (DS begged for the Incredible Hulk lunch box!), and minus $21.42 in coupons and the final out of pocket for all this stuff was..... $19.44. I did not have coupons for the eggs, lunch meat or Del Monte spaghetti sauce but they were items I needed and the prices were good so I grabbed them. Update: I forgot to add that I will get the full $2 back from the Lunchables with a mail in rebate I printed on line.
Yesterday, I took a few minutes of my time to email the president of my local grocery store and kindly asked that he consider accepting internet printed coupons at his store. I will not go into great detail about what I wrote but I was very nice. To my surprise, I got an email back a few short hours later stating that they do accept them if they are under a $5 value and he is sorry if I have had problems with this in the past. So, I printed out his letter and stuck it in my coupon folder to carry with me next time. I am so happy to hear the official word is that they are accepting them!! That puts a lot of value on internet coupons for me now! Just wanted to add: we as coupon users also have a responsibility to not abuse coupons in a way that the store will not get paid for them. Do not print coupons you know are fake and do not photocopy a real coupon. Abusing the system will only make the stores not want to take these coupons and that hurts all of us.
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