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I just got back from Stop & Shop and did pretty well.  I'm not an extreme couponer by any means, my goal is simply to save money on the things my family already uses and to try new things when we can get them for a good price.  I've budgeted $60/week for groceries.  I spent $35 at S&S today leaving me $25 to get the sale items on my list at Shaw's.  Think I can do it? 
So here are my S&S purchases:

Arnold bread X2:  BOGO free Final cost: $4.49/2
Smart Ones meals X12: on sale for 6/$10 minus a $5/12 coupon printed from the smart ones website. Unfortunately, it looks like the deal and my coupon couldn't be combined so they rang up at 5/$10. You might be better off with one of these other smart ones coupons like the $4/10 one found here.  Final Cost: $19/12 ($1.58/each).  
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish X2: on sale for $1.47/each.  Combine with the pepperidge farm coupon posted below which doubled to $1.50. Final cost: $1.44/2.
Gerber Graduates Toddler Meals X2: on sale 10/$10 minus 2 $1/1 Gerber Graduates coupon I received after writing to Gerber to request coupons. FREE.  (Note, if you "like" Gerber on facebook they have different coupons available to print daily.)
Newman's Own Tomato Sauce X2: On sale 2/$4 minus 2 save $50/1 coupons which doubled. Final cost: $1/each
Baby Carrots 1 bag: On sale $1.67/bag
Red Baby Potatoes 1 package: Regular price $3.99
Red Seedless Grapes X 2lbs: On sale $1.99/lb
Fresh Sweet Corn ears X3: On sale 5/$2 ($0.40/each)
Poland Springs 3L bottles X2: On sale 10/$10

Total before savings: $68.50
Total after savings: $35.07


I won't have to buy smart ones for work for several weeks!
And of course I stopped and filled up my gas tank on the way home using my S&S gas rewards at Shell and saved $0.40/gallon!

 
 
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 Shaw's has strawberries on sale for $1.99 through 5/12.  Sign up for emails from Driscoll's berries and receive a $0.50 coupon by email that should double to $1 (Update: Coupon states NO DOUBLING).  $1.49 for 1lb strawberries is still a good deal though and beats Stop & Shop's BOGO strawberry sale this week.  The brands of strawberries at Shaw's vary but they usually have Driscoll's.  

PSA: Its a good idea to create a secondary email for signing up for coupons and samples so your personal emails are separate.  
 
 
Trying to decide whether to pick up a Sunday paper?  Check out the coupon preview to see what coupons are included in this Sunday's paper. 
 
 
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Stonyfield Organic Milk is on sale this week at Shaw's for $3.99.  Print a coupon for $0.50/1 half gallon Stonyfield Organic Milk which should double to $1.  $2.99 for organic milk is a great price!
 
Goldfish Coupon 05/03/2011
 
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Get a coupon $0.75/2 8oz Pepperidge Farm Goldfish here.  At most grocery stores this will double to $1.50.  My advice is to print a coupon and save it for a sale.  Goldfish go on sale for $1 fairly often which makes for a very good deal!
 
 
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Head on over here to print a coupon for free Breathe Right Product 10ct. from Rite Aid.  Exp: 5/29/11.
 
 
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  • Thomas' Original English Muffins Buy One Get TWO free!  Even without a coupon this is a great deal!