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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Here are your deals for Ingles this week. It’s a special week for Ingles and I’m sorry this is so late for me. I’ve been working on Kroger all day and it’s been hard to switch gears. Because of Ingles very weird coupon policy Triple Coupons is not that wonderful. You will need to pick the few deals you want to get per order.

If you find any other deals with triples please share!shoppinglist1

Triple Coupons this week!

Three coupons 50¢ or less tripled with any $10 order, Six coupons tripled with any $20 order, etc.


  • Texas grapefruit, 50¢ ea
  • California Navel oranges 4 lb bag, $2.50 ea
  • North Carolina Rome apples 3 lb bag, $1 ea
  • Earthbound Farm organic clamshell salad, $2.50 ea
    -$1 off Earthbound Farm coupon by mail – take quiz here (hint: it is hard…study first!)
  • Fresh Express salad mix – 5 lettuce or sweet butter, $1.98 ea
  • Organic Brocolette, $1.48 ea
  • Green Giant Klondike Rose potatoes 3 lb bag, $1.98 ea
  • Spring Mini Carnation bunches, B1G1 at $4.98 ($2.49)
  • Lightlife products, $2.75 ea
    -$1 off Lightlife veggie protein product printable (must sign in)
  • Lightlife Smart Tenders or Smart Wings, $3.50 ea
    -$1 off Lightlife veggie protein product printable (must sign in)


  • Boneless beef stew – family pack, $1.98 lb
  • Ingles Premium Certified USDA Choice beef boneless shoulder roast, $1.98 lb
  • Tyson fresh bone-in split chicken breast – family pack, 98¢ lb
  • Tyson boneless chicken thighs, $1.98 lb
  • Tyson whole chicken, 78¢ lb
  • Perdue Cornish Hens, $1.98 lb
  • Honeysuckle White turkey tenderloins 30 oz B1G1 at $9.98 ($4.99)
  • Carolina Pride bacon 12 oz – B1G1 at $2.98 ($1.49)
  • Ready Crisp bacon 1.9 oz, B1G1 at $2.98 ($1.49)
  • Clifty Farm country ham slices 12 oz, B1G1 at $5.98 ($2.99)
  • Carolina Pride Super Trimmed shank portion smoked ham, 98¢ lb
  • Hillshire Farm lunchmeats 8-9 oz – Ultra Thin or Premium Hearty, $3 ea
    -.35/1 Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat or Hearty RP 1/10 (makes it $1.95)
    -$1/2 Hillshire Farm sandwich meat printable (sign in)
  • Eckrich bologna 12 oz, B1G1 at $2.48 ($1.24)
  • Eckrich links 10 oz, B1G1 at $2.48 ($1.24)
  • Steak-Umm burgers 32 oz – original or onion, B1G1 at $8.98 ($4.49)


  • Edy’s ice cream 48 oz, $2.48 ea
    -$2/2 Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream Nestle School Days Made Simple booklet
  • Mayfield Selects ice cream 48 oz, $2.98 ea
  • Haagen Dazs ice cream 14 oz, $3 ea
  • Healthy Choice Simple Selections or All-Natural entrees 8-10 oz, $2 ea
    -$1/2 Healthy Choice Meals SS 01/03 or printable
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh meals for two 24 oz, $5.98 ea
    -$1.50 off Birds Eye Steamfresh meals SS 1/17
  • Freschetta 12″ pizza – hand tossed, brick oven, or Pizzamore, $4.98 ea
    $1 off Freschetta pizza SS 11/15
  • White Castle Cheeseburgers 6-pack, $3.50 ea
    -.50/1 White Castle microwavable burgers SS 11/15 (makes it $2)
  • Jose Ole Taquitos or frozen snacks 16-22.5 oz, $3.98 ea
    -$1 off Jose Ole SS 12/13, SS 01/17
  • Bob Evans microwaveable biscuits & gravy or breakfast bowls 11-13.5 oz, $3 ea
    .50/1 Bob Evans frozen breakfast item SS 1/24 (makes it $1.50)
  • PictSweet Deluxe Steamers vegetables 8-12 oz, $1 ea
  • Veg-All steam vegetables 16 oz, B1G1 at $4.00 ($2.00)
    -.55/1 Veg-All steam vegetables RP 12/13
  • Pepperidge Farm garlic toast 9-11.25 oz, $2.50 ea
    -.55/1 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread February 2010 All You Mag
  • Pepperidge Farm layer cakes 19.6 oz, B1G1 at $3.98 ($1.99)


  • Brown Cow yogurts 5.3 oz, B1G1 at $1.18 (59¢)
    -.50/3 Brown Cow single cup yogurts printable (sign in) (makes it 9¢ ea)
  • Oikos single serve yogurt 6 oz, $1 ea
    -.50/2 Oikos Greek Yogurt printable
    -$1 off Oikos Yogurt SS 1/3
    (makes it FREE)
  • Land O Lakes spreadable butter 7-8 oz, B1G1 at $1.92 (96¢)
  • Laura Lynn margarine spread 3 lb – regular or lite, $1.50 ea
  • Sorrento Sticksters or string cheese snacks, B1G1 at $3.98 ($1.99)
  • Biltmore cottage cheese 16 oz – regular or lowfat, B1G1 at $2.48 ($1.24)
  • Biltmore French Onion dip 8 oz, B1G1 at $1.18 (59¢)
  • Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods 4-12 oz, $1 ea
    -.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls SS 1/3, 12/13, 12/6, 11/15 (makes it 40¢ ea)
    -$1/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls SS 1/3, 12/13, 12/6, 11/15
    -.50/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls printable (IE) or printable (FF) (makes it FREE)
    -.50/2 Pillsbury Crescents printable or printable (makes it 25¢ ea)
    -.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls SS 1/2, 12/13, 12/6, 11/15
    Pillsbury Sweet Rolls SS 1/2, 12/13, 12/6, 11/15
    -$1/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
    printable or printable
    -.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! printable or printable
    -.40/3 Pillsbury Grands! SS 1/3, 11/15, 11/08
    -.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! SS 1/3, 11/15, 11/08
  • Simply Hashbrowns 20 oz, B1G1 at $2.11 ($1.06)
  • Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop 50 orange juice 59-64 oz, $3 ea
    -$1/2 Trop 50 juice RP 11/15
  • Laura Lynn chocolate milk – gallon, $2.98 ea


  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pastas 13.25-14.5 oz, B1G1 at $1.50 (75¢)
    -$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta SS 01/10 (regional)
    -$1/2 Ronzoni healthy Harvest pasta printable (makes it 25¢ ea)
  • Mueller’s Recipe Ready pasta 12-16 oz, B1G1 at $1.38 (69¢)
    -$1/2 Mueller’s – your favorite pasta “plan on pasta” home mailer
    -$1/2 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta SS 01/03
    (makes it 19¢ ea)
    -$1/3 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta printable
  • Mueller’s dry pasta 32 oz, B1G1 at $2.57 ($1.28)
    -$1/2 Mueller’s – your favorite pasta “plan on pasta” home mailer
    -$1/2 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta SS 01/03
    -$1/3 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta
  • Laura Lynn pasta 12-16 oz, $1 ea
  • Ragu pasta sauces 16-26 oz, B1G1 at $2.48 ($1.24)
  • Country Inn Rice 6 oz, B1G1 at $1.25 (63¢)
  • Laura Lynn seasoning mixes 1.25-1.5 oz, B1G1 at 66¢ (33¢)
  • Laura Lynn salad dressings 16 oz, B1G1 at $1.89 (95¢)
  • Laura Lynn squeeze mustard 9 oz, B1G1 at 88¢ (44¢)
  • Louisiana Brand hot sauce 6 oz, B1G1 at 83¢ (42¢)
  • Hormel Chili 15 oz, B1G1 at $1.78 (89¢)
    -.55/2 Hormel Chili SS 1/24
    -$1.50/3 Hormel Chili “Bud Bowl” booklet
  • Dinty Moore beef stew 24 oz, B1G1 at $2.77 ($1.38)
  • Harvest Farms organic beans 1lb – Pintos or Great Northern, $1.67 ea
  • Harvest Farms organic raisins 6-pack, $1.48 ea
  • Naturally More peanut or almond butter 12 oz, B1G1 at $6.48 ($3.24)
  • Mrs. Dash marinades 12 oz, B1G1 at $2.78 ($1.39)
  • Stevia In The Raw packets – 50 Count, B1G1 at $3.28 ($1.64)
    .40/1 Stevia In The Raw printable (makes it 44¢)
  • Post kid’s cereals 11-14.75 oz, B1G1 at $3.26 ($1.63)
  • Kellogg’s Pop Tarts or Popsters 12 count, $2.50 ea
  • M&M’s candies 12.6-14 oz, $2.50 ea
    -$1/2 M&M’s bagged candy RP 1/10
  • Boscos chocolate syrup 18-22 oz, B1G1 at $1.98 (99¢)
  • Keebler Chips Deluxe cookies 12.5-18 oz, B1G1 at $3.95 ($1.98)
    -$1/3 Keebler Cookies printable (manuf. w/Target Logo)
  • Pound cake 16 oz, B1G1 at $2.28 ($1.14)
  • Twin French Bread 16 oz, B1G1 at $2.18 ($1.09)


  • Laura Lynn spring water 1.5 liter, B1G1 at 78¢ (39¢)
  • Laura Lynn 10 oz Snack Pack drinking water – 24 pack, $2.78 ea
  • Gatorade drinks 64 oz, $1.67 ea
    -.50/1 Gatorade G2 RP 1/10 (makes it 17¢)
  • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew – 2 liter, $1 ea
  • New England coffee 9-12 oz bag, B1G1 at $4.98 ($2.49)
    -$1 off New England coffee printable
  • Harvest Farms organic coffee 12 oz, $5.48 ea
  • Nestle Cocoa Mix 7.1 oz, B1G1 at $2.00 ($1.00)
    -$1/2 Nestle Hot Cocoa printable (manuf w/Target logo)
  • Northland juices 64 oz, B1G1 at $3.78 ($1.89)
    $1/2 Northland juice printable (sign in)

Personal Care or Baby

  • Huggies diapers, Pull Ups, Supreme, or Snug & Dry, Box $18.88 ea
    -$2 off Pull Ups SS 1/17 or printable
    -$1 off Huggies Diapers SS 1/17 or printable
    -$2 off Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers printable
    -$2.50 off Huggies Pure and Natural diapers printable
  • Cuddle Up jumbo diapers or training pants, $6.88 ea
  • Halls cough drops 30 count, $1 ea
    -.50/1 Halls cough drops
    printable (makes it FREE)
    -$1/2 Halls cough drops SS 01/10
  • Excedrin Extra Strength 24-count, $2.98 ea
    .75/1 Excedrin 20 count or larger SS 01/03
    -$1 off Excedrin Express Gels printable (IE) or printable (FF)


  • Duracell alkaline batteries, $2.98 ea
    -$1 off Duracell batteries 6-pack or larger PG 1/17
    -.75/1 Duracell batteries -pack or larger RP 12/13
  • Charmin Basic 12 double roll bath tissue, $5.98 ea
    .25/1 off Charmin Bathroom Tissue PG 12/27 (makes it $5.23)
  • Bounty Basic 8 roll paper towels, $5.98 ea
    -.25/1 off Bounty Towels PG 12/27
  • Laura Lynn paper towels 3-roll, $2 ea
  • Scotties facial tissue 60-132 count, B1G1 at $1.28 (64¢)
    -$1 off Scotties printable (mark that you do not use scotties now) (makes it FREE)
    -.50/3 Scotties Facial Tissues RP 12/13, 11/15 (makes it 14¢)
    -$1/5 Scotties Facial Tissues RP 12/13, 11/15
  • Hefty Easy Grip cups 3-18 oz, B1G1 at $2.78 ($1.39)
    .50/1 Hefty Easy Grip cups RP 11/15 (makes it FREE)
  • Hefty One Zip bags 12-22 count, B1G1 at $2.48 ($1.24)
  • Laura Lynn foam cups 16 oz – 20 count, B1G1 at $1.68 (83¢)
  • Laura Lynn Quick Draw tall kitchen bags 20 count, B1G1 at $3.96 ($1.98)
  • Laura Lynn 30-gallon trash bags 20 count – B1G1 at $3.68 ($1.84)
  • Laura Lynn fabric softener sheets 40 count, B1G1 at $1.48 (74¢)
  • Laura Lynn Green Solutions or glass cleaners 24-32 oz, B1G1 at $1.98 (99¢)


  • Marinades dog treats 4 oz, B1G1 at $3.28 ($1.64)
  • Doggy Dent dog treats 15-28 count, B1G1 at $9.98 ($4.99)
  • Laura Lynn Jerky Strips for dogs 6 oz, $1.67 ea
  • Laura Lynn Premium Pine cat litter 20 lb bag, $5.48 ea

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    • Martha

      Thanks, Jenny, for getting this posted.

      I went today and picked up a few things. I went through my coupons and picked out most of my $0.50 off coupons hoping to really score some deals…. I was rather unimpressed. They didn’t match up with what was on sale and were still too expensive – even with $1.50 off!

      Butterball lunch meats were on sale ($2.95 for the plastic tub) and I was able to use a recent coupon to get a good price on that.

      The cashier had to manually key in the triples (after the coupon was scanned and doubled by the computer) and I think she may have missed a couple. On my receipt, it looks like two of the coupons were only listed twice, not three times. Since they are not itemized, it’s really hard to tell.

      I appreciate your lists each week. It’s fun to walk through the store, recognize other shoppers’ lists from Southernsavers, and strike up a conversation!

      I missed a couple of things…… I’ll have to print the coupons and go back to pick up a couple of packages of New England Coffee and Gatorade (for $0.17!!)

      • Karen

        Martha, where did you find the coffee coupons?

    • becky

      There are ALOT of unadvertised coupon match- up deals, y’all! I got free Franks Hot Sauce, French’s Honey Mustard and Halls cough drops! Wisk laundry detergent, Hormel Chili were very cheap… that’s just off the top of my head :)

      • Teri

        Thanks for your help. I got the French’s and also used to q’s to get practically free Dole pineapples, Lipton dry soup, Jolly popcorn, Pillsbury brownies.

    • Heather Rose

      Will they give overage? For example, the Hefty cups. Will the coupon triple to $1.50 and give it all to you or stop at $1.39?

      • Rhonda

        It should triple to $1.50, giving you 9cents overage. Good Luck!!

    • Renee

      You know, Jenny… now that I look at the big picture, I see that you’re right… triple coupons really aren’t that wonderful. I used to stock up on meat and such at Ingles to make my total high enough to get good value out of my coupons.

      But, ever since I’ve been shopping with you, I see now that I’ve actually been doing much better without the triple coupons.

      Thanks again for keeping me straight. :D

      • Regarding the triple coupons this week, my local Ingles said there was no limit on the number of coupons that they would triple – 50 cents and less. I used mine that were expiring the end on January.

    • Cathy

      I still do it – it just takes work to figure it out and it is a pain to try to compute how many $10 purchases you have so you can triple 3 coupons for every $10 you spend. I keep a paper with running total on it as I put stuff in my basket. I like Bloom better – they just give you so many doubled coupons per transaction.

      • Christy

        So, can you use other coupons on other things that don’t qualify for tripling when using the 3 that can be tripled per $10 order?

        • Becky

          I guess my Ingles is just out of the norm because they don’t count my coupons. They triple every coupon I have that is 50 cents or below and not by every $10 I spend.

          • Rhonda

            Mine too. I’ve NEVER had a problem with them doubling however many coupons that I have.

            • Lee Ann

              The Ingles I shop at always triples all the coupons I have that are .50 cents and below… I got some great deals!

    • Laura

      Is there a limit of coupons per order that you can use that won’t be tripled or doubled? For instance, $1 off coupons?

      • Cynthia

        I don’t think so. At least it hasn’t ben that way with their normal weeks. I use those items to help me get to the next level, since you need $10 BEFORE Q’s. I have a bunch of Marcal Q’s that I want to use this week.

        • Laura

          Thanks! That’s helpful. I’ve got some good Uncle Ben’s and Pictsweet coupons that, because of the B1G1 sale, will make some very cheap purchases. I’m going to hand the cashier my coupons that are less than fifty cents off first, and see how that works!

          • Lana

            Remember the 2 like coupons per order limit. I always feel like I paid too much when I do triples at Ingles.

    • sherri johnson

      they also have the new york frozen garlic bread for $2.78 and there is a $0.40 off that can be trippled

      • marie

        there is a 50 cent off printable on coupons.com

    • marie

      i receive a cataline yesterday at ingles buy 4 pillsbury participating items get $2 catalina…5 items get $3 and 6 itmes get $4. it said starting 1/25 so im gonna try it out tomorrow.

      • Cynthia

        Does it say which items are participating? Like flour and cake mixes, etc. or refrigerated biscuits and stuff? I could get excited about that. :)

        • marie

          it says..pillsbury refrigerated: cresents, cookies, sweet rolls, Grands! biscuits, Grands! cinnamon rolls, pie crust, dinner rolls, loave, breadsticks or pizza crust. dates are between 1/25 and 2/21. im pretty excited!! might order some extra coupons so i can stock up. can u freeze those kind of things?

          • Lana

            I haven’t tried freezing refrierated dough myself but I have heard that you can. Kind of eliminats the convenience of those items if you have to thaw them though.

      • Cynthia

        Did it work for you? I tried it today and none printed. Oh well, the deals were pretty good, but I would’ve loved to make some money on them.

    • Carol

      If you like the Birds Eye frozen rice it is on sale 1.00 and I used the .50 off couopon that I had and they gave me the whole 1.50, bought 4 for 4.00 and got 6.00 off the total

    • Cynthia

      Thanks! That’s helpful. :)

    • Melissa

      Be careful at Ingles, I have had a lot of issues with things not ringing up the correct price there. Just make sure you are getting the correct price.

    • Jodi

      I have had nothing but trouble at Ingles stores, no matter which one I go to. I am not sure what it is, but I think they hire the most grouchy people you can find. I can guarantee that when I get to the check out, I will be there for a min of 15-30 mins.

      I have recently just refused to shop there since my last ‘experience’. Triple coupons they can keep, not worth the hassle.

      • Lana

        I agree! Corporate doesn’t care how badly customers are treated in their stores. I limit my shopping there as it is often just not worth the hassle.

      • Denise


        I just left Ingles vowing to never go back! I do not understand how others stores handle coupons with ease and Ingles just simply can’t. I guess I didn’t realize that they won’t even double any internet coupons! So of course tripling was simply not an option. And there were too many people in line for me to try and figure it all out. So, lesson learned, don’t shop at Ingles if I’m using coupons! It is simply not worth the minimal savings and aggravation.

        • Joy

          I agree! I get nothing but trouble at Ingle’s. Each store sets their own policy about coupons. One thing I found out was that if the cashier does not scan your Ingle’s card first your coupons will not double???? Most systems pick this up no matter when the card is scanned but not Ingle’s. The manager will say you must of used all “Do not double coupons” and may not refund or credit anything back.The last time I was there my card was scanned in the middle of the order. The system did not pick up all coupons and double them!!! To top it off he manager had to come over and reenter the coupons and then we found out 2 -.40 coupons were not scanned at all nor was the 4 separate 1.00 coupons I had given either??? The cashier did not even scan them all and said she forgot!! No apology was given and now I know why all my coupons did not always double there. The sale on the Chicken did not ring at the sale price either.After everything was corrected I owed less than 14.00 and before the corrections were made it was 38.00. Be careful or you can get ripped and they will blame it on you and your coupons!!

          • Amy P

            I think it is odd how I say that I always have trouble at our local Bi-Lo, but I love my Ingles. I have done triples there 3 times and I always have a massive stack of coupons on other weeks and they never give me a hard time about anything. In fact, triples is always stress-free, I know which cashier to go to and I only have to check out one time. I always separate the doubles/triples/free Q’s to make it easier for the, and I always write how much the item was for a free Q. Make sure you learn who is nice and who is naughty and you may not have so many problems. Also, NEVER go to the new person on the register, I learned that last week, I have never had the manager called over so many times. =)

    • mandy

      yeah they won’t even double the coupon unless you have $10 worth, I went last week to get some of the hefty bowls and was expecting for the .50 coupon to double and it didn’t since I didn’t have $10, very frustrating.

    • Emily

      Does anyone know of a list compiled with triple coupons for non-sale items? I know last time they had triples there were a coupon of people who did this and many items turned out free or close to free even without being on sale.

      • Lana

        Check Hot Coupon World under Ingles. There are a number of threads discussng triples.

    • Erin B.

      Eggland’s best eggs are 1.98 minus .35 q.

    • Can’t see where to post this… Due to my less than stellar experience at Ingles in Spartanburg this past week, I just received a letter including their official coupon policy… even internet coupon policy! I am printing it out, armed and ready lol!
      Thank you for taking time to contact us. Ingles has been doubling coupons far longer than most of other grocery stores. We double everyday, and triple occasionally. The Marketing Department announces the triple coupon week about 4 times a year, but never give any notice. I have copied the policies below for your review. We appreciate you being a loyal customer.

      Our Coupon (double/triple) Policy is:

      Three (3) coupons doubled with each $10 order.

      Six (6) with each $20 order

      Nine (9) with each $30 order

      Twelve (12) with each $40 order

      Fifteen (15) with each $50 order…etc.

      You must have the Ingles Advantage card to double coupons. Coupons of 50¢ or less will be doubled/tripled, except on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, coffee, free items, or Ingles coupons. Double value cannot exceed the price of the item. Double savings start with each $10 purchase. No more than two (2) identical items are eligible for double coupon savings.

      Internet Coupon Policy is:

      * We do not take coupons on items we do not stock. We may stock a particular brand, but not the exact product as specified on the coupon.
      * We will NOT ACCEPT “FREE” internet coupons, only coupons that provide for money off the valid purchase of an item. The coupon cannot exceed the value of the item.
      * We will only accept 2 internet coupons per manufacturer product per visit per day.
      * We reserve the right to reject any internet coupon that is altered or does not scan properly.
      * We do not accept expired coupons.

      Customer Service
      Phone: 1-866-226-7168


      • Lana

        The Ingles on Spartanburg’s west side is stretching the 2 like internet printables to all coupons and this is frustrating. I have gone some rounds with them on their coupon policy and most of the time I just feel like it takes too much time for the few things I would buy there. Is this the store causing you problems too?

        • Ingles on Pine/Country Club, yes. I can see now from the policy though, that the policy truly is 2 identical coupons, regardless of newspaper or internet (with regard to doubling)… which I am fine with. Now that I know the truth, I can plan accordingly. My issue was that I was told it was 2 printable coupons PER TOTAL ORDER last week… crazy… Not a pleasant place to shop, and I much prefer Publix and even BiLo and Food Lion for special bargains, but at least I can plan carefully now to save when special deals arise.

          • Lana

            It has often seemed to me that they just try to be as difficult as possible. The Ingles way out on the eastside (past WalMart) is actually pretty easy to coupon at. I’ve had them manually double all my coupons when I didn’t even plan on it because my total wasn’t high enough.

      • Annamarie

        WOW! our local ingles is awesome and I have used up to 5 identical coupons…I guess maybe they are cracking down and at some point they will not do that anymore. I don’t think I realized that part of the policy. They have only let me use 1 printable per manu but if its a cut out coupon they have never said a word.

    • Dianna

      I used to shop at Ingles all the time before I started couponing. It is the closest grocery store to me, which makes it convenient, but I feel like the rest of you: it isn’t worth the hassle anymore. Ingles usually does have the cheapest meat in my area, esp on chicken breasts and milk ($1.99), but for most other groceries I go to Bi-Lo or drive 30 mins to Publix. I used to be a Publix snob (I thought it was way too expensive), but now it is my favorite – and they are super friendly!!

    • Joy

      Be careful at Ingles. Make sure you give them your card first or the coupons will not double. I just found this out recently after many years of errors. Most managers do not even understand why the coupons do not double. If the card is scanned in the middle of the order only part of the coupons will double! The ones scanned after the card!!! Watch carefully on the sale of chicken too. It charges you full price way too often!

    • Rose L

      Ok… here is my huge beef with Ingles… I used to shop there all of the time… we have only an Ingles in our town.. another 8 miles to get to a BiLo or Wal Mart.
      I used about 15 coupons in the u scan. Turns out that 4 or 5 of them were expired, without my knowledge. The cashier is a “coupon nazi” if you know what I mean… and told the store manager and he chased me out to my car and showed me the coupons and said that I could not check out in the Uscan anymore… So, (after I picked my son up from school…) I dragged back all of my stuff and returned anything that had an expired coupon.. it totalled 4.95… Took me at least a half an hour, tons of embarrassment, because I met a lot of friends when this was going on… This was over a year ago, and I have only bought the newpaper on Sunday (twice) and a gallon of milk there since.
      I used to go there twice a week and now I will drive the extra 8 miles to BiLo, who don’t care how many coupons I use and have great cashiers….
      I realize that not many grocery stores take expired coupons… but, I was treated like a criminal. The 5 expired coupons had just expired a few days before… it was the beginning of a month and I had not had a chance to go through them… no glasses, can’t see a thing with tiny print.
      When I went in to get the paper, cause it was pouring… The manager followed me around the store to make sure that I did not check out in the uscan… and this was a year ago !
      I hate Ingles…

      • Elizabeth

        Totally ridiculous. Stores have 120 days to submit the coupons for reimbursement, so it was stupid of the manager to make such an issue out of it by chasing you to your car and treating you like a criminal. Now he’s lost your business, and he wouldn’t have lost anything with a few coupons expired by a few days. Ingles has mostly lost my business too because of such poor customer service practices. And if you complain to corporate, they send out the same standard letter (“we’ve been doubling coupons longer than anybody”). How lame.

      • Laura

        eek! What a terrible story. Where was this Ingles? I’ve always been a loyal Ingles shopper because I find their prices to be generally lower than other stores in my area, I tend to discover great markdowns on dairy and produce there and in my town, at least, they are warm and friendly. That being said, their coupon policy is wacky. Especially the portion which says you can only use two printable internet coupons total per order. I would seriously report this manager to the corporate office. Very unprofessionable behaviour indeed.

    • FYI on the Pillsbury “deal.” The crescents and biscuits on sale are primarily the very small cans that have 3-4 per can. At my store they were already out today. Not much of a deal. The only exception I saw was Flaky Grand Jrs or something to that effect.

      In defense of Ingles though I mostly agree it’s not the savviest place to shop, they do great markdowns. Have found Tues morning is the ideal time to shop the one on 290.

      I got:
      2 huge apples 49c
      1/2 gal milk 99c
      1/2 gal milk 99c
      1 doz XL eggs 99c

      • Laura

        Yep. I haven’t paid full price for organic salad greens there for years.

      • annamarie

        actually it was an awesome deal…figure a 40cent/2 coupon tripled is $1.20…you pay only 40 cents a can. Buy 6 and get a $4 coupon off your next order. They are free plus overage for those little cans. :)

    • Erin b

      Sorry to hear so many people having trouble at ingles. I love my local ingles. They have a beautiful new store and their staff are very helpful. There is a cashier or two who are not as coupon friendly, but they still ring them up for me just fine. Their $10 policy is a little complicated, but I tend to spend $100-200 before qs every other week so I’m fine. One tip on triple qs – the cashiers have to manually enter the triple so giving them the triples first really helps.

    • Julie B

      I love my Ingles in Liberty, SC. Never had a problem with coupons. Most of the cashiers and the manager are great. They also triple internet coupons if they are valid. I went earlier this week and bought $88 worth of groceries for $47. Tons of free and almost free items with triple coupons. It did take me awhile because most of the good deals were not the sale items.

      • Emily

        Julie B? :)

        • Julie B

          I am not sure what you mean Julie B with a question mark. Please clarify!

    • Emily

      I didn’t have time to write down which inserts all the coupons came out of, but here are the items I got for free or cheap… you can search the coupon database at dealseekingmom.com to find the insert information.

      Ziplocks $1.67 ($0.40/1) Final= $0.47
      Heluva Good Sour Cream Dip $1.50 ($0.50/1) Final= FREE
      CoffeeMate Ref. Creamer $1.64 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.14
      Crest Toothpase $1.48 ($0.50/1) Final= FREE + overage
      Pampers Unscented Wipes $2.38 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.88
      Blistex $0.98 ($0.35/1) Final= FREE + overage
      CoffeeMate Powder Creamer $1.58 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.08
      Teatley Tea $1.98 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.48
      Betty Crocker Frosting $1.68 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.18
      Mazola Non-Stick Spray $2.48 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.98
      Minute Rice Individuals 4-pk $1.81 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.62
      Knorr Noodle Soup Mix $1.28 (.50/1) Final= FREE + overage
      Old El Paso Heat and Serve Sides $1.33 (.50/1) Final= FREE + overage
      Cambells Soup @ Hand $1.68 (.50/1) Final= $0.18
      Franks Hot Sauce $1.50 (.50/1) Final= FREE
      French’s Worsteshire Sauce $1.58 (.50/1) Final= $0.08
      Jolly Time Popcorn $1.53 ($0.50/1) Final= $0.03
      Pet Evap. Milk $1.25 ($0.50/2) Final= $1/2 or $0.50/ea.
      Hostess Bagged Donuts $2.17 (.45/1) Final= $0.82/ea.

      Also very cheap but I didn’t write down exact prices:
      2 lb. Domino Sugar Bags (Powdered or Brown), $0.50/2
      Argo Cornstarch, $0.40/1

      I went to the Ingles on the Eastside of Spartanburg (Main Street) and although the manager wasn’t thrilled with all my coupons and tried to be picky at first, I was just super nice and he complied. My total before advantage savings was just over $150, after advantage savings was just over $120 and I had 47 coupons. I let him know ahead of time that I had two coupons which were not technically okay for triples, and he allowed them anyways. I used chicken that was on sale, as well as milk, free chinet napkins, coffee on sale and a few other things I needed to get my total high enough to allow all my coupons to be tripled. My out of pocket in the end was just over $34.

      ONE NOTE…when I got home I realized that there were 7 or so coupons which did not triple so I marked them and will be headed back in the morning to get them to fix it. Also, one item did not ring up at the sale price so I would advise you to WATCH YOUR RECEIPT!

      Overall, I think it was worth it but frustrating and time consuming. I was at the register for over 15 minutes checking out, due to the manual doubles.

      • angela

        Thank you so much. That helps me a bunch!

      • Laura

        yes, for whatever reason they have to enter the triples in manually….

    • tina

      For some reason I just can’t handle the figuring out 3 coupons for every $10 spent…I agree with their markdowns on meats, produce and dairy I do get some good deals.

    • I walked up and down every aisle last night and made a list of what I found: http://www.thedealscoop.com/2010/01/ingles-triple-coupon-deals.html
      Hope it’s helpful to everyone. A special thank-you to Jenny to for all her hard work matching up all these stores every week!

      • Emily

        WHOHOO!! Thanks!!

    • Foxfunds

      ack!! I am reading all of this bad news – and I am thinking about a trip to Athens tomorrow to triple coupon. And now they are calling for SNOW!!! OMG – I must be nuts…or been bitten by the coupon bug…

    • Debora

      I went form $330 to $160 today. I think people make to much about the difficulty of the 3/$10. I have never had a problem using what I wanted, since th 3/$10 is figured presale price/ precoupon. The ladies at our local Ingles in Blairsville are helpful and procoupon. I also got a bunch of the 78c tyson whole chickens, since this is a good deal.

      Then I went to our local Bi-lo and went from $70 to $12 with doubles only (but they double to 60c).

      It can be a good time to stock up. It’s not as great as sme places, but better than places in Florida, where they don’t even double!
      Anyway, thank you Ingle!

    • Amanda

      I got some good deals at Ingles this week, but normally I don’t shop there. I only went for the coffee and stumbled on Pampers wipes. I got a lot and they trippled all of my coupons :) although, I was in Greer and it was starting to snow and people were crazy lol. I don’t know the she really cared too much. I think I saved somewhere in the neighborhood of 20ish and spent 10. I don’t know if I hit the 3/$10 for all, but they all worked. :)