Here is what I got on my last run to Publix a few minutes ago.
Deal 1: Purina One Begging Strips Normally: $3.00 a bag. Here is what I scored: Using a B1G1 for every Purina One Begging Strips bag I purchased, I also scored a free Busy Bone Dog Treat...which basically translates to any newbie couponer the following deal: B1G3 Free...in other words, I bought 1 bag of Begging Strips, got another one free PLUS two Free Busy Bones.
Total Price Paid: $6 for four bags of Purina Begging Strips and four Busy Bones. If I had paid full price for all of them it would have cost me $26. So I saved 77%!!!! or $18.
Deal 2: Bic Mechanical Pencils for Back to School: Normally $2.69 a piece. They were on sale for $1 or 3 for $3. Bought two and used two $1 Target coupons. Paid: FREE and saved $5.38 or 100%.
Deal 3: Contessa Microsteam Shrimp: Normally $6.99 a piece. They were B1G1 this week knocking the price down to $3.50 a piece. Using a $2 off coupon, I got it for $1.50 and saved 79%.
Grand Total I would have paid: $38.37
Actually paid: $7.50
Savings of: 80%.
Yeah, those who think that couponing is a waste of time are really not doing their homework. I bought almost $70 worth of stuff today for $15. With the savings I just made, I can either go get an hour massage, fill up two tanks of gas or go get a mani AND a pedicure.