Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My $5 WalMart Challenge


I am not a fan of Walmart. If you have read my previous posts I hardly step foot in that place since I began couponing a year ago. In my opinion and experience, it's really hard to find GREAT deals there with coupons, plus I feel that Wal Mart's staff is not very knowledgeable about coupons. I feel like a criminal EVERY TIME I am in there.

Ugh.

So, when I received this $5 gift card in the mail a few weeks ago (they remodeled the one in my neighborhood- that's how I obtained the giftcard), I wanted to overcome the pain that WalMart brings me every time I step foot in the door. I decided that I would take this small gift and make a challenge for myself.

Get as much stuff you can with this $5 gift card using coupons. 

Easy? Not really. Doable? YES!


Here's what I got. Great job, Nessa!


All of this cost me EXACTLY $5.00 (after tax). Crazy, huh? If you don't believe me, I can take a picture of my receipt and post it on here later.. just let me know. :)

Here's the breakdown of prices.

FREE items (wow- you can get FREE items at Walmart- unbelievable!):
  • Idahoan Potatoes
  • Advil
  • Cottonelle Wipes 
  • Coffee Mate Creamers
The rest were close-to-free items
  • Hungry Man dinners- $.98 ea (the husband was very happy about this)
  • Quaker Oatmeal boxes- $.66 ea
See? It is totally doable and I was quite proud of myself. Pat on the back!

Share with me your best deals at Wal Mart. I would love to hear your stories!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Hi Vanessa -
So I'm BRAND-NEW to couponing and my very first "try" was at Walmart. I was so nervous because of all the horror stories I've read about online. But it turned out great, with no issues.(knock on wood!!)
Not sure if my list is packed with great deals but I thought I did ok for my first go-round (enough to make me want to keep trying!):

FREE ITEMS:
(2) COFFEEMATE CREAMER
(1) GAIN DISH LIQUID
12PK DISPOSABLE RAZORS

UNDER $1.OO:
10 CANS DEL MONTE VEG'S $0.40/EA
3 CAN CREAM MUSH SOUP $0.20/EA
2 BETTY CROCKER POTATO $0.73/EA
4 JELL-O $0.27/EA

OVER $1.00:
4 KRAFT PKGS CHEESE $1.10/EA
1 KRAFT SINGLES $1.10/EA

TOTAL AFTER TAX = 15.24