Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This was my basic BOGO Publix trip picking up the penny item along the way. I picked up the following items:
- (2) Tyson Chicken Nuggets (B1G1) (Used (2) $1 off coupons)
- (2) BBQ Sauce (B1G1)
- Hebrew National Beef Franks
- Honey Buns
- Publix Iced Tea (Mystery penny item)
Total out pocket cost: $10.94
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Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Rite Aid 4/22
Took advantage of the (3) 12pk for $9.99 + $3 UP+ Reward back (Reg: 5.19/each)
2 Rite Aid 13 Gallon trash bags with drawstrings (BOGO) (Reg: $5.49)
2 rolls of aluminum foil at $1/each
Used $5 Up+Rewards, and $10 Up+Rewards
Total out of pocket expense: $2.48
Savings $11.07 + $15.00 Up+ Rewards
And took home $6 in Up+rewards
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This Walgreen's haul cost me $2.98 out of pocket (before tax).
- King Hawaiian Sweet rolls - $1.98 (reg. $2.99)
- 3M Scotch Tape - $1.99 (used Buy 1, get 2 free coupon and a $1/1 off coupon)
- 5 12pk Coke products - 5/$13
- Used $13 in Walgreens RR
Winn Dixie 4/21
1 Ginger Ale $1 (Reg. $1.79)
3 Pepsi $1/ea (Reg. $1.79/ea)
2 Twinkies $5 (Reg. $3.99/ea)
1 Capri Sun Cooler ($2.75, reg $3 and got the Nasbisco Snack for free with purchase)
10 PowerAid ($10) + 5 free wyb 10
Total before savings: $35.53
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Since I had 5 issues of the 4/17 Smart Source inserts, it's hard to give up the $7 Allegra coupon this week, so I went by CVS to use them up.
Here are my transactions:
- (2) Easter candy .50 reg price .87
- (2) Easter candy .99 reg price 1.50
- Allegra $9.99 reg price $13.79 (used $7 off coupon also)
- Visine A Eyedrops $6.99 (used $2 off coupon and $2 off CVS coupon)
Total savings: 64%
#2 and #3 were identical
- Allegra $9.99 reg price $13.79 (used $7 off coupon also)
Total savings: 79% off
Picked up these goodies from Walgreens
- Gillette Fusion Razor ($9.99, used $4 off Smart Source Coupon, and received $4 RR. Real cost: $1.99!).
- Nasogel Dry Noses ($4.99, used $1.50 off peelie coupon and received $5 RR, so Walgreen's paid me to take this home with me)
- Splenda (This one was most interesting. The item is not listed on sale in the circular nor is the sale price listed on the shelf). It goes regular for $5.49. It was on sale for $2.99. There were $3/1 coupons in the 4/17 SS inserts and you receive $4 in RR, so once again Walgreen's pays you to take these items home with you!
I used coupons at Publix to buy the ketchup which was on sale for $1.99 each! Regular price: $3.19!
My son was out of school sick yesterday, so I stayed home with him. While I home, I got notification that Heinz was giving way 57,000 $2/1 coupons. I managed to get 4 of them. The site was out of coupons within 2 hours.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Picked up the following items:
- Bounty Napkins
- Bounty Paper Towels (didn't need them, but needed to buy them to get the deal with the napkins)
- Publix Bread
- Publix Milk (I don't know what kind of cows Barber's Milk company use, because it costs more!)
- Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon (BOGO free, then used $1 Publix coupon)
This receipt confuses me. I was under the impression that I needed to buy the Bounty Basic to get the napkins free, but it appears that I needed to buy the Napkins to get the Paper Towels free. I was upfront with the cashier when I told her, "You don't have the 200 count Bounty Napkins, so I got the 160 count instead. Is that ok?" She said, it was fine.
Here are the results:
Store coupon savings: $9.79
Special price savings: $ 6.98
Total Savings: $16.77
My cost: $13.48 (50% savings)
Took advantage of Winn Dixie's make a meal offer this week. It consisted of the following:
Purchase 6 Totino's pizzas for $10 and get the following
- Free Italian Ice
- Free Cheese Sticks
- Free Little Debbie Snack
- Free Hawaiian Punch
Well, thanks to the Birmingham Bargain Mom, I was able to sweeten the deal with 4 /.50 off coupons which Winn Dixie doubles to $1! Total cost: $3.74 for all of this!
As a side note, my receipt states that I have saved $1,750.11 with my customer rewards card!
CVS has a great deal on Allegra this week. It was very interesting. The pharmacist recommended that I use their $2 off coupon to purchase the product. That reminded me that I saw a $7 off coupon in the paper this morning and I happened to just purchase 2 additional copies of the newspaper so make the deal at Rite Aid, where Rite Aid basically paid me to take home the Nivea Men's Bodywash. I had the those papers in the car!
The Allegra retails for $14.29. This week it is on sale for $9.99, use the $7 coupon in the 4/17 issue of Smart Source and you walk out with the product for $2.99! That helps since Allegra is now over the counter and we pay a lot more for it (out of pocket) since it is no longer covered by insurance.
One caveat, the coupon says, one coupon per transaction. So, I purchased one at the pharmacy desk and one at the front counter!
Usually my Rite Aid trips are on Thursdays, but today had such great deals, I made the effort to make it over there this morning. I got there around 11:30 and many of the shelfs were already going bare. I didn't get a chance to get everything I wanted, but the trip was still a success.
Here are my results:
- 4 Nivea Active 3 body wash for men $3.99 sale (Reg. price 4.99), used 4 / $3.00 off coupon in today's paper and received $5 in UP+ rewards. Rite Aid basically paid me to take these home with me! Needless to say, after I got mine, another lady in the store ended up clearing off the shelf of this item, but there were only 3 left when I got my 4.
- 2 Zip Lock Freezer bags 2/$5 (Reg. price 1/$3.99), then used 2/$1.25 off coupons (4/3 Smart Source insert)
- 2 Zip Lock Sandwich bags 2/$5 (Reg. price 1/$2.99), then used 1/$1.25 off coupon (4/3 Smart Source insert)
- 2 Purex (3IN1 Sheets), buy one, get one free, then used Rite Aid video coupon $1 off
- 2 Latex Gloves, Buy one, get one free
- Four 10 Inch Dixie Plates, buy one, get one free, then used Rite Aid video coupon $2 off
- Two 13 gallon trash bags, buy one, get one free
- Neutrogena Body Wash for women (this one buy one, get one 50% off, but since they only had one left, they let me get it at 50% off!)
Because I purchased more than $10 with the video rewards program, I got to use an additional $2 off coupon and since I purchased more than $30 in home products, I got an additional $10 in UP+ rewards.
I also used $2 UP+rewards to pay for the items along with all the coupons.
Full retail value of the products, I purchased today before sale and discounts: $90.21
After sale and coupons, my total out of pocket cost: $30.36
My real cost (since I received $18 in UP+ rewards): $12.36!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
- Kellogg's Frosted Flakes $2.50 (use the following link to get the $1 off coupon. http://www.couponnetwork.com/ Make's it $1.50.
- Kleenex hand towels. $2.99 each (used the insert in last Sundays paper for a B2G1 free deal)
The Kleenex hand towels was an interesting find. I went to Target to pick these up. After searching the store for the items, I finally asked an associate for help. She knew she had seen the item, but couldn't remember where they were. She asked another associate for help, she was also unable to find it. Then she asked another associate for help, she said the store was out of item, but as I was leaving another associate who was holding a scanner stopped me and asked what I was looking for. She found the item in the scanner - aisle W-24 Hoover, AL Target (By the way, this is the largest Target Supercenter in the nation) .
We went down the aisle and couldn't find the item at first. Then, we discovered the boxes tucked away between two large bags of paper towels. I picked up three and as I walked away another customer asked me, where did you find those, I've been looking all around for them. She picked up the rest of them that was left. There were only a few left, so it's not like she was a shelf clearer type shopper.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Picked up the following: (All of it is not shown in the photo because we ate some of it before the photo was taken, waiting out the recent storm we got hungry)
- Mini Croissants $3.99 saved .70
- 2 Dole Pineable B1G1 $1.69
- 16 oz plastic cupss $2.59 (no deal here, but my son has strep, so he'll be using those)
- 2 Wesson Cooking oil B1G1 $4.29
- 2 Oscar Mayer Sandwich Meals (came with a $1 peelie sticker)
- 3 Oscar Mayer Lunch-ables with Fruit (used 3 $1 off coupons)
- 2 Lays Classic B1G1 (used the Publix coupon for $1 off Lays potato chips - expired today)
- 3 Ore Ida Crispers (use the Publix coupon for B2G1 - expired today)
Order before savings: $54.92, after coupons/savings, $34.37. Total savings $20.55!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here's how this deal worked. I had a coupon for every item shown.
- (2) Used .50/1 off printable coupons for the peanut butter
- Used .50/2 off printable coupons for the pop tarts
- (2) Used .50/2 off printable coupons for the Fruit Roll Ups/Gushers
- (2) Used $1/2 Kids Cuisine meals
- (2) Used $1/1 toaster stroudles (this made them .98 each!)
- Used $1/2 Marie Callender meals
Total cost before coupons $32.60, after coupons $24.60!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This is from my most recent CVS trip. I had a CVS coupon that printed out when I picked up my son's prescription on Sunday that gave me $4 off any $20 purchase and $9.50 in ECB. One of the coupons expired today so I had to take advantage of it. Not doing so felt like just throwing money away. Something that is just not cool!
I ended up picking up the ceral. It was on sale for $1.66 per box (reg. price $4.39) ! I also threw in some Orange Slice candies to satisfy my sweet tooth. I spotted a sale in CVS that I didn't see in my initial ad scan. They were selling the Air Wick iMotion scented oil room air fresheners for only $5 (reg. price: $10.79), but here's the kicker, you buy $20 worth of these products and you get $10 ECB back! It's like a buy 2, get 2 free deal! I got 4 of them.
My total out of pocket cost tonight for all of these goodies was $13.59, and I walked away with 2 more deals. I got $10ECB back from my purchase, plus $2 off Visine Eye Drops. This caused the 'Game Changer'.
On my next Rite Aid trip, I had planned on getting Visine from there and using the $2 manufacturer coupon; however, since CVS is giving me a $2 off coupon AND I can stack with the manufacturer coupon, I may end up walking out with the eye drops for nothing. So, when you consider that I received $12 in coupons that I WILL use, my real cost for this trip came out to be ($13.59 - $10 - $2 = $1.59!)
Now that's a deal! My register receipt is showing a total savings of $45.45! Not bad for $13.59 out of pocket with a real cost of $1.59!
The air fresheners are a great deal at over 50% off and the fact that they only activate when it detects movement 15 feet from the device, it will work great in a room that isn't used very often. No need in scenting a room nobody is ever in. (Maybe that's just the practically of a man speaking)