First of all let's clarify, this was not a "coupons only" trip. It was a "get-the-groceries-you-need" and find some good "coupon deals" trip as well. So there were items we needed and were out of. There was fresh fruit and veggies. Items I saw that I thought I'd simply like to have. And stuff I thought my husband would enjoy.
I laid out $113 in money spent. But I had $94 in savings (store sales, BOGO, and super doubles). I was able to use right many $1/1 coupons, $1/2, and a couple of $1.50/1. Many of the items I purchased with coupons were on "sale" which sweetened the deal even more. Some were even BOGO. The "coupon fairy" strategically placed a couple of nice coupons for me to find. In case you don't know what a "coupon fairy" is, they are those kind folks who leave their extra coupons on the shelves right at the "on sale" items.
So do the math..... $207 in groceries for $94.
I think the Lord provided very well for me this trip. Isn't God good to allow us to find nice deals on good food? (And yes, I took my re-useable shopping bags with me.)