I left Harris Teeter pretty happy today, saving more than 99 percent thanks to Super Doubles.
I bought $62.35 worth of groceries and paid 24 cents, plus $1.41 in tax.
Here's a breakdown of how I worked my deal:
I bought 19 items, using 18 paper coupons, four digital coupons and two "Register Rewards" that I had left over from a deal at Walgreens. (Harris Teeter accepts these as a competitor's coupons and they work like cash.)
Of the 18 paper coupons, all but five came from the newspaper. The Muir Glen and Post cereal coupons were printables; the Muellers came from the manufacturer.
Eleven of the items I "bought" were completely free: the Smart Balance milk, the Bayer aspirin, the Tampax, the Oral B floss, the Muir Glen tomato paste and the Mueller's pasta.
The four digital coupons alone saved me and additional $6.50 -- not bad for a couple of mouse clicks.
If you haven't signed up for Harris Teeter's digital coupons, you really should because in many cases the digital coupons will double, triple or even quadruple your savings. Click here to read more about HT's digital "e-vic" coupons, which is part of the store's online loyalty program.
And finally, one of the items I purchased -- the Truvia -- also earned me 75 cents by way of my SavingStar account. Not familiar with SavingStar? It's another form of digital couponing but instead of immediately subtracting the savings from your grocery order it tallies them in a virtual piggy bank. When you save $5 you can cash out.
If you take my SavingStar earning into account, Harris Teeter actually paid me to shop.