First - here's what I got and then I'll point out my mistakes.
1 bag Albertsons pretzels
1 bag Santitas corn chips
1 bag Albertsons potato chips
8 cans Hunts Spaghetti sauces (mistake #1)
2 pkg of Mission tortilla's (mistake #2)
4 pkgs Albertsons Au Jus mix
4 pkgs Albertsons brown gravy mix
1 pkg Chocolate/Banana mix
1 pkg Orange mix
1 gallon Albertsons orange juice
2 loaves Grandma Sycamore bread
1 pkg Albertsons hamburger buns2 Betty Crocker cake mixes
2 cans Betty Crocker frosting (birthday season at my house)
1 pkg Twizzlers
1 pkg Gummy Lifesavers
2 Oscar Mayer Deli Creations sandwiches
6 boxes Kellogs Poptarts (mistake #3)
6 Glaceau Vitamin waters
6 Yoplait yogurts
1 pkg Sushi (California rolls)
1 pkg Oreos
2 Chef Boyardee meals
1, 8 pk of Coke
2 pkgs Albertsons 1lb bacon
I still did pretty well on price. I paid $80.47 and saved $57.72. I had 2 $5 off coupons from my last shopping trip to Albertsons and I had another $5 off the purchase of $30 coupon that was mailed to me. So right there, that was a good chunk of savings.
Here's where I went wrong.
Mistake #1 - I failed to cut the coupon out of the paper making the Hunts Spaghetti Sauce $.88 rather than the $1.00 each that I paid for them.
Mistake #2 - Again, I failed to cut the coupon out of the paper for the Mission Tortilla's. On top of that, I only half read the coupon. I saw the word Medium on the coupon and on the ad and automatically picked up two packages. When I got home, I realized I purchased some very large quantities of tortilla's - see for yourself.....I'm glad these freeze well.
Mistake #3 - Again, it was not cutting out the coupon from the paper.
I could blame this on the cashiers (they usually know me and just ring them up with a coupon they have on hand), but that wouldn't be fair. It was my fault and I failed to catch it before leaving the store at midnight last night. I probably could have saved another $5-$7 if I had done what I should've and cut out the coupons.
Oh well - we all live and learn, I just wanted to show that even I make mistakes when I grocery shop. Lets chalk this up to a learning experience.