Every time I shop during TRIPLES or SUPER DOUBLES at Harris Teeter someone stops to ask me– How do you do that?!? Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to plan for a special promotion.
1. Know the store coupon policy. Click here for Harris Teeter’s coupon policy.
2. Find the deals. You don’t need to search the store ad or hundreds of coupons on your own. There are blessed people who do that for you and save you tons of time!
Second, understand that during a promo like triples or super doubles, you will see two different deal lists.
- A list of sale items from the ad and coupons that match those sales.
- A list of high dollar coupons that are a GDA (good deal anyway)
For Southern Savers, simple click on the store (in our case Harris Teeter), click on the post that describes the deals, and use the easy printable shopping list feature to check off the things you plan to buy. For HCW, scroll down and click on “grocery deals”, then select Harris Teeter. You’ll see a variety of threads. A thread is simply a topic (ie, Harris Teeter Triples) and then the members post answers to that topic. Think of it as an ongoing conversation. For our situation, we’ll pick the threads that talk about either triple or super double coupons.
3. Print the Lists. For Southern Savers, simply click the “create list” button at the bottom of the post. For HCW, you only need to print the first post from the thread. It is called the “master list” and all of the member input from all the other posts are compiled in that first list. I select the list and print it out for both the promo match up and the weekly ad.
4. Print Internet Printable Coupons. Both sites will include links to any IP’s that match sale items. I just click on the links and print those coupons in which I’m interested. Remember to hit the back button to print two of each coupon. (And, if you have two computers you can print two from each computer for a total of 4 coupons!)
5. Make a list and pull coupons. I sit down with my lists from the internet and write the items on my Grocery List by Aisle document. Combining the list makes shopping fast and easy. I also include the expected final price (after coupons) next to the item. When I’m shopping I like to verify that it is a close price match. Depending on your region of the country the price may vary slightly. This is ok, but it may affect whether you should buy that item. Then, I pull the coupons that match the items on my list. You will pull the coupons from your coupon box , binder, or filed inserts.
6. Go shopping. I take my Grocery List, all of the coupons that correspond with the list, my coupon box (in case I see a deal I don’t have on the list), and my reusable bags. Note, there is a limit of 20 coupons per day. My suggestion, get the best deals on your first trip before the items are sold out!
Please leave a comment if you have a question and I’ll be happy to answer it.