Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kroger Cereal Clearance - 11/14

Wow! I've been on such a break, but am trying to dive back into serious couponing. I've been trying to eat a lot of stuff from our stockpile and it's been nice. However, the stockpile has seriously dwindled - really low on (or out of) lots of items. So it's time! I spend yesterday grocery shopping LOL I don't have time right now for the full breakdown, but the best deal of the day had to be the cereal. Especially since we were OUT of cereal. That's cause for mutiny in my house :)

For you local people, I found this deal at the Paducah Southside Kroger. They were marking down Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks & Froot Loops - the size that are in the MegaSale. Frosted Flakes for $1.79; Apple Jacks & Fruit Loops $1.69! Happy Dance!!! (Okay only on the inside, I wouldn't subject anyone to watching me dance! LOL.)

5 boxes Frosted Flakes, $8.95
5 boxes Apple Jacks, $8.45
Subtotal = $17.40
Minus $5.00 for MegaSale

Final OOP $12.40 for 10 boxes of cereal!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly Shopping Wrap-up

Ran into Walgreens Tuesday afternoon and took advantage of the glitch on the Dove RR. Did two identical transactions of 3 single Dove soap bars, on sale for 99¢ with in-ad coupon. Each transaction was $3.15 after tax and produced a $6 RR. Tried it again on Wednesday morning, but no RR printed. I'm very glad I was able to get in on it.
Working on the Hormel Compleats stockpile... Went to Park Avenue Kroger & Southside Kroger this evening and got 8 Hormel Compleats at each one. Since I haven't shopped a whole lot lately I also picked up quite a bit of other stuff while I was out. One of the best buys for the stockpile was Clean & Clear PersaGel 10, $3.49 Mega Sale price, used a $3.00 printable coupon from Clean & Clear's website. This is a great deal since two of us in this house have to fight acne! I also found a couple packages of meat on Manager's Markdown. Got the Minute Maid frozen lemonade & cherry limeade on sale for $1.00 with a 50¢ coupon which should have doubled. However, it wouldn't scan so they had to key it in manually which meant they would have had to double it manually and they didn't know if it was one that was supposed to double. Aaagghh!!! Oh well, 50¢ each isn't a bad deal - just not as good as free! LOL

I got quite a bit of stuff, not lots of free or almost-free, just things we'll eat that were on sale for decent prices. Not a particularly "frugal" evening, but I've not been doing lots of shopping lately so I spent more than normal tonight. But I stayed within my budget, so it's all good. :)

Also ran into Food Giant tonight. Got the hubby some chocolate pies he really likes. I usually get them at Dollar General but they've not had them the last few weeks. Grabbed a bottle of Era, on sale for $3.58 and used a 50¢ coupon which doubled to $1.00. Also, used one of my BOGO Sundrop coupons. They expire the 31st and Food Giant is the best place I've found to use them since RC products are 88¢, making them 44¢ each after the BOGO coupon. I also picked up a couple boxes of Nabisco Premium saltines, another product where I tend to be brand-loyal. On sale for $1.88 each, and I used a 75¢ off 2 Nabisco cookies or crackers coupon. Checked on my favorite hot dogs while I was there (Field Classic - 10 in the pkg) because very few places have them anymore. I was happy to find them on sale for $1.25 so I picked up a couple of packages.

Tomorrow, I need to hit Big John's in Metropolis. I printed several extra Hunt's ketchup coupons at the library today so I can stock up. Then need to run to the bad store (aka Walmart) for a few things. And maybe a quick trip to Kohl's since I have a 20% off and a $10 off $10 that both expire tomorrow.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

CVS Again

I did make a second trip to CVS this week. My mother asked if anyone had Cokes on sale because she was almost out of Vanilla Cokes. No one did, but I had a rain check to get Coke 12-packs 5/$13 at CVS so I hit the store most likely to have that many Vanilla Cokes. Somewhere along the way I realized that I needed foundation, and since I'm brand-loyal and CVS had L'oreal on sale, I decided to see what I could come up with to use a $10 off $50 coupon I had.

5 Bottles Smartwater, $1.00 each
2 bags Hershey's Air Delight Kisses, 2/$7
1 Revlon Nail Polish, $4.99
1 bag M&Ms, 50¢
5 12-packs Vanilla Cokes, $2.60 each (raincheck)
1 L'oreal True Match Naturale Foundation, $12.79
1 L'oreal Eye Shadow Single, $4.79
1 CVS brand Body Wash, $2.27

-(1) $10 off $50 CVS coupon, printed in-store
-(5) 75¢ Smartwater coupons, truckstop tearpad
-(1) BOGO Air Delights Kisses, grocery store tearpad, max value $3.00
-(1) $1.00 Revlon q, 8/14 SS
-(1) $2.00 L'oreal Face Product q, 7/24 RP
-(1) $2.00 L'oreal Eye Product q, 7/24 RP
-(2) $1.00 CVS Hershey Air Delights Kisses, printed in-store
-(1) Free Body Wash, CVS MinuteClinic email coupons, rang in at $3.00
-$3.00 ECB

Total OOP (including $2.02 tax) = $22.61
Got back $1 EB for Smartwater, $5 ECB for L'oreal & $3 ECB for Revlon

CVS - Paper Towel Stock-up 2011

There really wasn't a whole lot I wanted from CVS this week; however, we were running low on paper towels and since we like the Scott paper towels, I decided to use some ECB and replenish the stockpile. So here's what I got:

(6) 6-roll packages Scott paper towels, $5.00 each
-$5 off $25 CVS email coupon
-(4) $1.00 coupons, 8/14 SS (I think is was SS, but it could have been RP. I used all of mine so I can't look. LOL)
-$8 ECB

Total OOP (including $1.50 tax)= $14.50

Got back $10 gas card! Sometimes the deals are just too easy!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

This Week's Shopping....

I haven't done much shopping this week, which is good since that means less money spent! I was able to run in Kroger on Tuesday morning and got a beef roast and a pork roast out of the Manager's Specials. I was pretty happy about that because I've been wanting roast but wouldn't buy it because the sales hadn't been really good lately.

Thursday night I stopped in Waglreens and was able to get in on the Degree Deal before it quit working.
4 travel/trial size deodorants, 99¢ each
used (4) 75¢ coupons from the 7/31 RP
Total OOP (inlcuding 24¢ tax) = $1.20
Got back $4 RR

I don't think there's much we need right now, except milk & bread and a few things hubby needs for the truck when he hits the road Monday morning. So I'll make a grocery run sometime today or tomorrow between church.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Enter this Kroger Gift Card Giveaway - Ends Today 8/10/11

Mandy over at Mandy's Frugal Journey is teaming with My Blog Spark to giveaway a $25 Kroger Gift Card. Pair this with a great sale (such as the current CartBuster Sale) for some awesome deals! Head over here to enter. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

From SuperValu's FB page tonight!

Tomorrow is DOUBLE COUPONS at SuperValu!!! EVERY Wednesday we double coupons up to 50¢. There is NOT a limit on how many coupons we will double in each transaction. We'd love to see you tomorrow!!!

I'm not seeing much in the ad that excites me to go with this. However, since this is a Charmin Sensitive household, I'll probably break out a couple of 25¢ Charmin coupons to pair with the $6.49 sale. That's actually a pretty good price for the Sensitive kind & I'm trying to stock up a little.

The exciting part for me is that they've now announced that they actually double EVERY Wednesday and NO LIMIT to the number they'll double per transaction. I'm sure there will be weeks when there will be very good deals to be had!

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Scotch Brite Botanicals Coupon

Go here or here to print 50¢ off one Scotch-Brite Botanicals Disinfecting Wipes. As with most Scotch Brand coupons, these are PDF so you can print more than one! The second link also has a Buy 3, Get 1 of Them Free Mail-in Rebate. If your Walmart has them priced at $1.62, this could make for a pretty good deal. Of course, if Kroger would have them for a good price the coupons would double... So here's hoping! There's also a coupon on coupons.com. Thanks Who Said Nothing in Life is Free!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Why I'm No Longer Extreme...

First, I just want to say I'm not trying to bash "extreme" couponers. I think most extreme couponers are doing what I used to do (and am working towards doing again). I used to like to be called an extreme couponer; however, since the show came out it has taken on such a negative connotation with so many people that I'm not sure it's how I want to be perceived. You walk in the store with your coupon binder and get "the look". The "Oh no, here comes another one of them" look.

Don't get me wrong, I still walk into the store with my coupon binder. I don't see that changing anytime soon; it's the most effective coupon organization method for me. I'm just tired of being lumped in the with the ones who discover that they can't just buy a paper & a binder this morning and walk into the store this afternoon and get everything free. I know the majority of couponers are not this way - even the ones who've just started because of the show. But it only takes a couple to get rude with a good cashier, and suddenly they're suspicious of us all. The good cashiers are getting burned and it's up to the rest of us - the "normal" couponers to make sure we're doing it right. That we're using coupons correctly, that we're following the stores' coupon policies, that no matter how horribly wrong the shopping trip goes, we are not rude to the store personnel. Even when they're wrong!

I'm not saying you shouldn't stand your ground when you're following the rules, but stand it nicely. And know that sometimes, you may have to walk away from a deal because a cashier or even a manager may just not understand the policies. Just remember to make sure that YOU know the policies, and if you get caught trying to do something wrong because you didn't know better - apologize! Then thank them for explaining the policy to you so you'll know better next time. And once you find those wonderful coupon-friendly cashiers, make sure you go online and email the company, mentioning them by name. It's no more than you would do if you encountered a really rude cashier, so why not put as much effort into praising the good ones.

If we make it a point to follow the rules, and to play nicely, maybe we can make them smile again so when they see us coming in with our binders we will get a different look. A look like I used to get from cashiers; a look of excitement when they see how much we're saving & they realize that they can do it too.

So if I'm choosing to no longer be referred to as extreme, I mean no offense to anyone who still fights for that label to remain a positive thing. Meanwhile I'm toying with the term "effective couponer". I'm sure I'm not the first to use it, I just have no idea where I've heard it :) Effective... Here's Merriam-Webster's definition: 1a : producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect 1b : impressive, striking. Hmmm... Yup, I have a decided, desired effect I want to produce, I want to get stuff free and/or cheap. And I would like it to be impressive. LOL

Well, those are my random, sleep-deprived thoughts for the night. I'm sure there will be more at a later date! :)

Yes, I do love CVS!

Since the Office Depot post was so long, let's just jump right in! LOL

4 cans Axe Body Spray, sale price $4.49 each
Used (2) BOGO coupons, 7/31 RP
Used $1 EB & $5 EB
Total OOP (including $1.08 tax) $2.56
Got back $3 EB

5 bottles Smartwater, sale price $1.00 each
Used (5) 75¢ coupons, truck stop tearpad (gotta love my hubby)
Total OOP $1.25
Got back $1 EB

2 boxes Efferdent, clearance price $1.47 each
Used (2) 75¢ coupons, 7/31 SS
Used $1 EB
Total OOP (including 18¢ tax) 62¢
Got back $2 EB because the clearance boxes triggered the weekly EB deal on Efferdent. Gotta love those moneymakers!

Office Depot - Well They Were Almost Free

So the hubby & I were in Office Depot last weekend and I stumbled across a great clearance deal. Lysol Clean-Flip Sweeper Starter Kits (Swiffer type thing LOL) were $2.00 and the dry cloth refill 16 ct boxes were $1.00. Since I've been wanting to replace my slightly beaten-up Swiffer, I was very pleased. They had 3 of the Clean-Flip starter sets so I made a couple of calls and discovered that my mom & my best friend were both interested for that price :) They had 8 boxes of the dry cloths so I promptly snagged all of them as well. (No I don't usually advocate shelf-clearing; however, when purchasing for three people, this was not a huge quantity. And clearance has it own set of rules anyway IMO.) Then hubby noticed a Quickie broom/dust pan set on clearance for $2.00... They only had one left so we quickly put it in the shopping cart as well.

As we were looking at other items, I mentioned that I thought I had a couple of coupons for the Clean-Flip starter kits but the face value was probably more than $2.00. I had also never attempted to use a manufacturer's coupon at Office Depot so I had no idea how well it would work. I have noticed on other blogs that Office Depot seems to definitely be a YMMV (your mileage may vary) kind of place. But I just couldn't not check, so I ran out to the car, flipped through my binder, and there they were - 2 printables for $3.00 off. So now I have printables for more than the cost of the item; I'm a little nervous. So when we checked out my hubby asked the very nice cashier (trainee) and she said "Yes, we take coupons". She then tried to scan it, but it wouldn't scan. I don't know if they're like Lowe's and their systems just don't scan coupons, or if it was just this coupon, or if it was because of the price vs. coupon amount, but it just wouldn't work. Hmmm...

So, she called for a manager, who came over and told her she would have to adjust the purchase price, but that won't work since the coupon is more than the price and the register won't let them adjust to zero. So now I'm about ready to just pay the $2.00 which is a good price anyway...

2 pkg plastic spoons, 50¢ each (friend's little girl starts kindergarten next week & I'm sure she NEEDED these cause they're cute!)

8 boxes Lysol Clean-Flip dry cloth refills, $1.00 each

3 Lysol Clean-Flip starter kits, 1¢ each (adjusted all 3 of them down to allow for the face value of the 2 coupons)

Total OOP (including 66¢ sales tax) = $11.69

I don't know if all our Office Depot employees are this coupon-friendly, but the ones we had were great!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kroger - Making Money on Crest!

I realize I've been out of the loop for awhile, but I got a nice surprise when I checked out at Kroger Thursday. Stopped in to get a few things we needed (like meat, veggies... LOL) and a few good deals since I had my 7/31 P&G (love that it comes out on Wednesday in the Mayfield Messenger).

One of the things I picked up was the free Crest toothpaste since it's on sale for $1.00 and there were 50¢ coupons in the 7/31 P&G which doubled to $1.00. What I didn't realize is that there's a catalina deal going on Crest. I'm still not sure what the specifics are, but I had 4 tubes of Crest in my order and was surprised with a $2.00 catalina from Crest when I checked out! I spent between $25 & $30 on that order, but when I saw the catalina I decided to use the other 4 coupons I had and make some more money. I'm not going to breakdown the 1st transaction (that receipt isn't with the other and I'm not digging for it LOL), but here's the breakdown of #2 and #3.

Transaction #2
2 bags Milky Way Fun-Size bars, $1.87 each
used $1.50/2 (found in-store dispenser a while back at Walgreens)
4 tubes Crest, $1.00 each
used (4) 50¢ coupons, 7/31 PG, doubled to $1.00
4 bottles Dawn dish detergent, $1.00 each
used (4) 50¢ coupons, 7/31 PG, doubled to $1.00

Total, including tax = $2.37

Got back $2.00 catalina for Crest & $1.00 catalina for Milky Way!

Transaction #3
2 bags Milky Way Fun-Size bars, $1.87 each
used $1.50/2
Boneless pork tenderloin, $1.97/lb, total $9.04 (had them slice into pork chops)
used (2) $1.00 & (2) $2.00 catalinas

Total OOP, including tax = $5.28

Got back $1.00 catalina for Milky Ways!

Food Giant 2-Day Sale... Lots of Sundrop (& other drinks)!

I have to dig out my receipts and take pictures. My OOP for this sale has been more than I was planning to spend, but with 6 pack RC products (RC, Diet Rite, Sundrop, A&W, Sunkist, Big Red) (16.9 oz bottles) for 99¢, we have stocked up on several kinds! My hubby, son & I had to be in Mayfield and Paducah yesterday, so we all purchased soft drinks since there's a limit of 4 6-packs. 1 stop in Mayfield and 1 stop in Paducah equals 24 6-packs. I'm sure this will seem extreme to many, but with school starting next week (school lunches - even though my son frequently takes water) and a truck driver hubby who keeps bottled soft drinks in his fridge in the truck (bottles are better than cans because bottles have lids...LOL), this stash won't last as long as you might think.

Also in the 2-day sale:

Frito-Lay chips, $1.99
Chester's Puff-corn or Pop-corn, 99¢
Hunt's ketchup, 24 oz bottle, 89¢
Hamburger Helper, 89¢ (used 75/3 coupon to make it 64¢ each)
Bunny Bread 1/2 loaf, 49¢ (used 25 coupon which doubled to 49¢ to make it free!)

I'm hoping to dig out my receipts and do breakdowns of my actual shopping trips; however, this weekend is a little crazy so it just might not happen LOL

Why You Should Never Ignore Food Giant!

Wow! So this week (Wed 7/27 - Tues 8/2) at Food Giant, they have a few P & G trial size items for $1.00 each and there just happen to be corresponding coupons to make them free or really cheap!

I've stopped in a few times so far... :)

Cascade Action Tabs, 4 ct, $1.00
use $1.00 off any Cascade item, P&G 7/3 or 8/1 (P&G comes out in the Mayfield Messenger on the Wednesday before so already have some of them)
use 50¢ off Cascade Action Tabs, Organize in Style Booklet, doubles to $1.00

Bounty Napkins, 50 ct, $1.00
use $1.00 off Bounty Napkins, P & G 6/5 (exp 7/31)
use $1.00 off Bounty Napkins, 50 ct or more, specially marked Town House Cracker Boxes (thanks to my mother)

Mr Clean Magic Eraser, 1 ct, $1.00
use 75¢ off Mr Clean Magic Eraser, Organize in Style Booklet

I don't actually have my receipts in front of me; however, I only had 1 Mr. Clean coupon so my OOP was extremely low for these items. I stopped 3 times for these products since you can only use 4 identical coupons per transaction. Not all of the items are in the picture since I've already dropped some off at my parents' house. Purchased a total of 10 Cascade packets, 10 Bounty napkin packages and 1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for a total OOP of $1.51.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lovin' Walgreens this week!

While most things I got at Walgreens this week weren't free, I did get some pretty good deals. I stopped by Thursday and did 3 transactions, for a total of $13.98. I started with $6 RR and ended with none. However, I did run back in tonight and grab 3 boxes of Splenda with Fiber, used (3) $3.00 coupons so I got them free and got back $4 RR. So... I do have RR to start with next time. :)

Gillette Fusion Razor, $9.99
Caramel 33¢
- $4.00 razor coupon
-$ 3.00 RR
Total OOP, including 62¢ tax, $3.94
got back $4 RR for razor

3 large packages Huggies wipes, $5.99 each
1 caramel
-50¢ x 3 wipes coupons
-$6.00 store coupon for wipes ($2 off for each pkg purchased), this coupon is out of a baby care booklet I picked up a while back
-$4 RR from 1st transaction
Total OOP, including $1.10 tax, $7.90
got back $3 RR for wipes

2 pkg OxiClean MaxForce Pocket Paks, 10 ct, $2.50 each
4 Airwick i-Motion Compact, $3.99 (price adjusted 1 of them to $4.03 to prevent coupon beeping, for the cashiers I know this is easier than adjusting the coupon amount)
3 can Green Giant Veggies, 49¢ with in-ad coupon
2 bottles Listerine, half-price sale, $2.49 each
3 rolls Scotch Magic Tape, 3/$1.99 with in-ad coupon
1 caramel (didn't actually need it for filler on this transaction, but I had grabbed it with the other two so I got it LOL)
-$3.00/2 OxiClean coupon
-(4) $4.00 Airwick coupons
-(2) $1.00 Listerine coupons
-(2) $1.00 tape coupons
-$1.00 store coupon for Oxiclean, April coupon booklet
-75¢ store coupon for veggies, 4/17 coupon insert
used $3 RR already had and $3 RR from transaction #2
Total OOP, including $1.78 tax, $2.14
Received no RR for this transaction.

Walmart - Paid tax only!

I was very happy when I stopped by the Mayfield Walmart one morning and discovered they did, in fact, have Nivea Body Wash for $3.00. I used my coupons and my mom gave me hers, for 18¢ (tax only) per bottle, I thought it was a pretty good deal!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CVS this week

I started with $7 EB from the Physician's Formula deal. The first thing I did was the Airwick Deal.

3 Airwick I-motions (I think - can't decipher the descriptions on my receipt & I'm not taking the time to go look at the package LOL), $5.00 each
used (3) $4.00 printable coupons

1 Airwick Scented Oil Refill, $5.00
used $2.00 printable coupon

1 Russell Stover Easter Candy, 74¢

1 bottle Gain Dish Detergent, 97¢

Used $7 EB, paid $2.01 OOP (including 71¢ tax)
Got back $10 EB for Airwick & 74¢ EB for candy

Then Thursday I ran in to grab Smartwater for hubby & son and use my freebie coupons from this week. It was amazing to me that I had 3 freebies from them in one week! Also splurged on soft drinks & Reese's cause I'd just picked son up at school and we still had an errand that involved us being in the car for over an hour. And REALLY splurged and bought myself a DIY magazine I wanted!
12 bottles Smartwater, 3/$4.00
used (6) 75¢ coupons

3 King-Size Reese's, $1.69 each
no coupons, just B2G1 sale

2 Mt Dew, $1.59 each
used free drink or candy coupon from CVS, deducted $2.00

DIY Magazine, $4.99

1 Essence of Beauty Antibacterial Lotion, $3.79
used free Essence of Beauty antibacterial product from CVS

1 Essence of Beauty Shower Pouf, $2.99
used free Shower Pouf wyb Essence of Beauty body or skin product (got the lotion above)

Used $5 off $30 email coupon & $10 EB, paid $6.50 OOP (including 65¢ tax)
Got back $4 EB for Smartwater and still have 74¢ EB from transaction earlier in the week.

I did run in CVS during the week to get a couple gallons of milk so I spent another $5.98 then.

Kroger - 4/12/11

Ran in Kroger Tuesday night, mostly to grab bread, drinks & chips for my hubby since he was headed out Wednesday morning. Ran across Hormel Always Tender Pork Roasts on Manager's Markdown so I was very happy about that!
1 loaf Kroger Honey Wheat Bread, $1.09

3 bags Lay's Chips, $2.48 each
used (3) 55¢ coupons, doubled to $1.10 each

2 Hormel Always Tender Pork Roasts, $3.99 each - Manager's Markdown
(Roast flavor - wondering exactly what that will be LOL)
used (2) $1.00 coupons
*24 oz. roasts - $1.99/lb after coupons

1 Hormel Always Tender Pork roast, $3.59, Manager's Markdown
(Garlic & Onion flavor, have no idea why it was cheaper)
used $1.00 coupon
*24 oz roast - $1.73/lb after coupon

Ground Chuck, $5.33, Manager's Markdown

6-pack Mt. Dew 16-oz bottles, $2.75

3 Totino's Crisp Crust Pizzas, $1.25 each
used (2) 50¢/1 printable coupons

1/2 gallon Kroger Milk (1/2 gallon fits in hubby's truck fridge), $1.67

1 box Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, $1.50
used 50 printable coupon, doubled to $1.00

2 small cans Kroger Green Peas (also for hubby's truck), 2/$1.09

2 bottles Fantastik Cleaner, $1.49 Household Event Sale Price
used (2) 55¢ printable coupons, doubled to $1.10

2 bottles Windex Multisurface Cleaner, $1.49 Household Event Sale Price
used (2) 55¢ printable coupons, doubled to $1.10

6 Marie Callendar Frozen Entrees, $2.00 each
used B5G1 free ecoupon
used (2) $1.00/2 printable coupons

I also used a $2.00 catalina from Pedigree.

Spent a total of $34.53 which was more than I had planned, but since I bought meat for 5 meals (wasn't planning that for this trip) I'm okay with it.

I stopped at Walmart this week...

Very briefly, for dog food. It's so hard to get really good deals on dry dog food. We used to use Ol' Yeller from Kroger, but the price went up and our dogs really don't seem to like it as well, so we're buying more Ol' Roy from Walmart. When I was in the dog food aisle, I noticed there were bonus size bags of Purina Dog Chow & I had a coupon, so the price was really close to the Ol' Roy. I asked the hubby and he said to get the Dog Chow.

48.1 lb bag Purina Dog Chow, $20.97
used $2.00 (? I think) printable

1 (9 oz) container Hillshire Farms Brown Sugar Ham (we love this stuff) $3.28
used $1.00 printable

Can't find my receipt, but by my calculations, that should come out to $22.51 total (including $1.26 tax). I hate what dog food costs! But I love my doggies :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's been a slow shopping week!

That's a good thing, because that means I haven't spent a lot this week! Had to stop at CVS on Wednesday and grab a couple gallons of milk. Spent $4.98 on milk and a couple dollars on stuff I found on clearance for my hubby.

I also ran to CVS & Big John's last Saturday. Big John's to get some ground beef because I saw on Mandy's Frugal Journey that they had it on sale. Also grabbed some ketchup & bananas, spend $12 and change (can't find receipt LOL).

Went to CVS to take advantage of the Physician's Formula EB deal. I was one of the people who tried for a free sample a month or two ago, but received a $5 coupon instead. So here's the breakdown of my CVS receipt.

1 Physician's Formula Eyeliner $7.49
- $5.00 Mfg coupon
-$1.50 EB
+ .36 tax

Total OOP $1.35

Got back $7 EB - Gotta love transactions like this!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kroger - End of Mega-Event 3/29

I haven't had many chances to shop during this Mega-Event and this was the first time I found the canned dog food. I was very excited that they were fully stocked so I was able to get 22 cans without clearing a shelf!

5 lb bag Domino Sugar, $3.69
used 40¢ printable from redplum.com, doubled to 80¢

1 box Pillsbury Brownie Mix, 98¢
no coupons, just saw it & wanted it :O

1 box Hostess Twinkies, $2.50
got a text from my son while I was there telling me he needed a box for school tomorrow - they're doing food demonstrations for speech class & tomorrow it's deep-fried Twinkies LOL

1 lb Hillshire Farm Brown Sugar Ham, $5.99
used $1.00 printable from coupons.com
We love this stuff. Got it really cheap a few months ago thanks to coupons & sales. It worked - we're hooked!

2 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese, $1.99 each, ME price
used (2) 50¢ printable coupons, doubled to $1.00 each

3 bags M&Ms, 50¢ each
used B2G1 free expiring 3/31 (cashier keyed in at 79¢ regular price)

4 Starburst, 50¢ each
1 Skittles, 50¢
(was only supposed to be 3 Starburst, but apparently I can't count)
used (2) 50¢/2 tearpad coupons (hubby's a truck driver & some of the truck stops have great tearpads), doubled to $1.00 each

Excedrin, $3.39
used free product coupon expiring 3/31

2 Philly Cooking Creme, $1.99 each, ME price
used (2) $1.50 tearpad at the store
also took off 75¢ e-coupon (unexpected bonus savings!)

3 Hormel Compleats, $1.98 each
used (3) 55¢ coupons, doubled to $1.10 each

6 Ronzoni Pasta (2 Healthy Harvest, 4 Smart Taste) 99¢ each, ME Price
used (3) $1.00/2 printables

2 Kraft singles, $1.99 each, ME Price
used (2) 55¢ coupons, doubled to $1.10 each

2 Smart Balance Margarine Sticks, $1.79 each, ME Price
used (2) 60¢ printables, doubled to $1.20 each

10 Powerade, 49¢ each, ME Price
used (2) 75¢/2, truckstop tearpad
used (2) $1.00/3, CVS tearpad

4 M&M Easter Eggs, 99¢ each
used (2) $2.00/2 printables

6 Bumblebee Tuna, 49¢ each, ME Price

8 Yakisoba Cheddar Cheese Noodles, 99¢ each
used (8) 55¢ coupons, "doubled" to 99¢ each

22 cans Pedigree Dog Food, 49¢ each, ME Price
used (11) BOGO coupons, cashier rang in at $1.09 each instead of 99¢ each

4 cans Red Gold Tomatoes, 49¢ each, ME Price
used (2) 50¢/2 printables, doubled to $1.00 each

11 Vitamin Water, 49¢ each, ME Price
used (8) 75¢ truckstop tearpad coupons
used (1) $1.00/1 Catalina about to expire
used (1) $1.00/2 hangtag from Family Dollar (love that they don't hang them, just leave them out)

3 cans Spam (for the hubby who loves it) $1.79 each, ME Price
used $1.00/3

Fresh apples, $1.93

1 carton EggBeaters, $2.50
used Free Product coupon (walmart.com maybe?), cashier rang in at $2.70

1 container Romaine Lettuce, 99¢ Manager Markdown

Now, assuming I didn't leave anything out, that's 103 items total which includes 70 Mega-Event items.

Mfg Cpn Savings $57.42
Bonus Cpn Savings $9.72
Kroger Plus Savings $68.16
Total Savings (82%) $135.30

Total, including $1.33 tax = $30.21

And I earned 131 fuel points - Yay!

And... got back a $2 catalina for the dog food!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yes Penny, I disappeared again...

But since YOU (and very few others) know the reason I know you forgive me. And, as soon I find last Saturday's Kroger receipt, I'm going to blog it. Hopefully, I will also have a couple of really good trips from the current Mega Sale to put on here soon!