$102 Worth of Groceries for less than $25!

 I paid $24.93 for all of these groceries! All name brand, from Harris Teeter today, and the total without coupons was $102.98.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. I will be on Fox News Wilmington filling in for Michelle Li and sharing my grocery deals for this week. I went shopping today and boy did I get some amazing deals! I was surprised to see how many great deals were out there, most items being under $1.00 after coupons came off.

Several of the coupons I used came from the Lowes Foods spring coupon booklet. If you have not gotten yours yet, YOU MUST! It’s only $1.00 but is LOADED with awesome manufacturer’s coupons. I cut out several of the coupons and used them on items that were on sale at Harris Teeter, which is perfectly fine to do. The Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, the Hungry Jack Pancake Mix and the Maruschan Noodles are just two examples of items that are available in the Lowes Foods booklet but are on sale at Harris Teeter. Since the coupons don’t expire until late May, I’m sure there will be many more opportunities to use the booklet.

This is the Lowes Foods Savings Booklet that is LOADED with coupons, many of which will double. The bonus is that they can be used at any store, since most of the coupons are manufacturer’s offers.

Below is a breakdown of the prices that I paid for each item that I purchased:

Harris Teeter Items- Final Prices (items less than $1.00 are highlighted in blue)
1 Box of Cheerios- $.50 after $.75 off 1 coupon printed online and $.50 off ZVR (digital) coupon
2 Newmans Own Pasta Sauce- $.75 each after $.50 off of 1 coupons from Sunday paper and $.50 ZVR coupon
5 Delmonte Canned Veggies- $.51 each- no coupon, just buy 2 get 3 free
2 Smart Balance Cooking Spray- $1.39 each- used a $.75 off 1 coupon from Sunday paper
3 Hellmann’s Mayo 30 oz- $.98 each after $.75 off of 1 coupon from the Lowes Spring Savings Booklet
2 French’s Dijon Mustard- $.50 each after $.75 off of 1 coupons from Sunday paper
3 Colgate Toothpaste- FREE after $.75 off 1 coupons from Sunday paper
1 Pepsi Max- FREE after ZVR (digital coupon for free Pepsi Max)
Pepsi drinks were also Buy 2 get one free, so I got 3 but only paid for 1!
4 Carnation Evaporated Milk- $.50 each (after $.50 off 2 coupons from Sunday paper)
3 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix- $.89 each (after $.75 off 1 coupons from Lowes Spring Savings Booklet)
4 Betty Crocker Cookie Icing- $.25 each (after $3.00 off 2 coupons printed online here)
2 Mardi Gras Napkins (250 count)- $.40 each (after $.55 off 1 coupons from Sunday paper)
4 Simply Hashbrowns- $.77 each (after $1.00 off 2 coupons from Sunday paper)
3 Duncan Hines Cake Mix- $.57 each (after $.35 off 1 coupons from Sunday paper)
Stove Top Stuffing- $.23 each after $.55 off peelies that were stuck to the box!
2 Allegra Allergy Medicines- FREE from CVS after using two $7.00 off coupons from last Sunday’s paper)

Pre-coupon total: $102.98
I paid: 24.93
75% savings overall!!!

Couponing on Carolina in the Morning!


This past Tuesday I had the chance to do a shopping trip on WECT News’ Carolina in the Morning show with Claire Hossman. It was so much fun and such a great opportunity to share some couponing tips with others. We shopped at the Harris Teeter store at Shipyard Blvd., which you must visit sometime if you never have! Harris Teeter specifically wanted to show off their flagship store, which is enormous with a Starbucks inside, and very well stocked.

Claire and I did eight segments, where we discussed shopping tips and the basics of how to save in the store.

For fun, we added a final segment where we had to shop for $20 or less and fill up a cart. I really wanted to drive home the fact that coupons are not just for unhealthy items. In fact, some of the items that I put in my cart included low sodium nuts, 8 ears of fresh corn, bananas, turkey hotdogs, rice, noodles and mustard. These, except for the hotdogs, are all whole foods, not boxed items. Also, I wanted to show that couponing can be helpful in the household items department as well. During the trip I also bought Cottonnelle toilet paper, Mr. Clean cleaner, Gain laundry detergent, Dove Deoderant for women, Crest toothpaste, and some other items.

The checkout was very exciting and I was nervous because I had only brought $20 cash! I told Claire that if we didn’t meet our goal, that I would have to put something back! Think I met my goal? Check out my next post where I will put a video showing the results!

Delly’s Deals on TV


I guess you’ve made it big time when the local news calls! Either that or you’ve done something wrong :) Tomorrow I will be on WECT news in Wilmington, doing six segments about couponing from 5-8 a.m. A morning show reporter, Claire Hoffman called last week and said they had been wanting to do a couponing story for some time now.

If there is time, I will do a shopping trip on camera. My goal is to get a cart full of groceries for under $10! Actually, I would like to do $5, but figured I would give myself a little wiggle room in case something goes terribly wrong, lol…..I lucked up in that tomorrow starts Super Doubles week, which makes hitting my goal very attainable!

Tune in if you’re up early!