Thursday, January 28, 2010

So I finally had a "real" grocery trip again....

Real as in I managed to get my list & coupons somewhat organized! And it felt soooo good! Wasn't my best Kroger trip ever, but it was $105.38 before coupons and $53.07 after so I was feeling pretty good, especially since part of it was for my mother so after she paid me I only ended up with $43.07 OOP. Thought I still had my receipt in my purse so I could post it while I'm online here at the library :), but apparently not - LOL. Will try to post it soon. I may also have another trip to post since I'm planning to make a run later this evening, which could be very interesting because the stores have been swamped because of our current Winter Storm Warning.... So excited - We may actually get enough snow to make snow cream!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Very Small Walgreens Trip Today

I am very brand-loyal when it comes to peanut butter and Walgreen's has it for $2.00 this week. So, I stopped on the way here to see if they had any left, especially the crunchy kind since my son goes through it like crazy. One jar of crunchy left on the shelf so I grabbed it and a jar of regular and was going to check out when the light bulb went off in my head.

2 jars peanut butter = $4.00, or

2 tubes Neosporin Lip Health, $8.48 (inlcuding tax) minus (2) $3.00 coupons = $2.48 and get back $3 RR, then a second transaction with 2 jars of peanut butter for $4.00 minus $3 RR.

So instead of 2 jars peanut butter for $4.00, I spent a total of $3.48 and got the peanut butter AND 2 tubes of Neosporin Lip Health. BTW, I've tried the tubes and the overnight treatment in the little jars and I really like both of them so I'm trying to stock up!

New Year's Eve at Kroger...

Isn't that where everybody wants to be? I went to take advantage of the P&G sale with the coupons I had expiring that night. I've been meaning to blog it ever since but I keep forgetting to bring my Kroger receipt so I'm trying to do it from memory so I'm sure to forget something (inlcuding prices)... Here goes...

2 Gillette Body Wash
2 Gillette Shave Foam
16 (3-bar) pkg Ivory Soap
1 Herbal Essence Shampoo
1 Pantene Conditioner
1 (9 Mega Roll) pkg Charmin
4 Olay Body Wash
3 Olay In-Shower Body Lotion
1 Olay Quench Lotion (will do mail-in rebate on this as well)
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I was making spagetti for
I think that's all; I do remember that the item count was just over 30, and this list is 33 items so it should be about right.

Coupons used
(2) $1.00 Gillette Body Wash
(2) $1.00 Gillette Shave Prep
(16) $1.00 Ivory Soap
Free Herbal Essence from Facebook from a few months ago
$2.00 Pantene from Vocalpoint
(4) Buy Olay Body Wash get Body Lotion Free
50¢/2 Crescent Rolls, doubled to $1.00

Since my total on P&G products was over $75.00 before coupons, I got $15 off instantly in addition to my coupons. I love these sales!

Total Spent $27.14, it was a seventy-something percent savings so I felt pretty good about it, especially considering how little time I have to stay organized with my couponing right now.

Getting closer....

Work on the new (ok, new to us but older than both of us) house is moving along, thanks largely to my very handy dad and some very generous friends! I'm so ready to be settled in and have internet access where I live instead of having to come to the library. My couponing is suffering; I'm finding it so much harder to stay organized when I can't hop online to check on things and don't have a lot of time to come to the library :(

But, we are much closer & it's starting to actually look like a house we might want to live in at some point! Hopefully, once I'm able to get back into the couponing groove and start blogging I'll still have a few readers!