Saturday, February 12, 2011

Good deals I got today!

Hi ya folks! I hope you guys have a had a great week. Here in the midwest we are enjoying some WONDERFULLY warmer weather. I think Punxautawney got it right this time!! =)

I went grocery shopping today and was very pleased with some deals I got!

First off, the bottom of my receipt says 'total: $ saved $9.37' Saving more than you spent? Win.

Oscar Mayer bacon $3.19 - $1 off Target coupon
= $2.19
Green onions: $1.19
= $.89 (for some reason they only rang up at $.89!)
Iceberg lettuce: $1.12 -$1 off any fresh produce of $1 or more Target coupon
= $.12
Uncle Ben's Rice: $2.09 - $1 off Target coupon and $1 off mft coupon
= $.09
Market Pantry Bread: $1.39 - $1 off any sandwich bread Target coupon
= $.39
Bananas: $1.09 - $1 off any fresh fruit purchase of $1 or more
= .$09
Earth's Best Waffles $2.79
= $2.79
Market Pantry eggs: $1.29 - .50 off any brand eggs Target coupon
= $.79
Rimmel mascara $2.99 - $2 off any Rimmel cosmetic printable Target coupon
= .99
TOTAL after coupons: $8.34!!!!!

I'm not going to list everything I got here (spent over $100 so I'll spare you the foot and a half long receipt list) =)
Here are some of the better deals I got:
Price Match items: Bear Creek soup: $2.79, Raisin Cinnamon bread: $2.50, cantaloupe $1.49, 10# bag potatoes: $1.98, Land O Lakes 16oz sour cream: $1.39

Louisiana hot sauce: $1 off 1 coupons, I got 7 = FREE!
Welch's Grape juice: $3 each, I got 2 and used 2 $2 off 1' coupons = $2 for both!!
Huggies wipes: got a really good deal here! I was going to get a 360ct box and PM it to ShopKo for $8 and use a $.75 off 1 coupon....BUT I found I could get it CHEAPER if I bought the smaller little travel packs (40ct)....
So here's what I got:
7 '40ct' packs of Huggies wipes at $1.16 each...I used these coupons: $2 off 3.....$2 off 3.....$.75 off ended up being $3.83 for all 7 packs which adds up to 280 wipes.
I WOULD have spent $7.75 using my '$.75 off 1' huggies coupon on the 360ct box.


Ok, also went to Walgreens and got some more candy.
4 packs of the stand up Reese's bags....used a '$2 off 2 mft coupon' and a $2 off 2 walgreens coupon' and got all 4 bags for $2! *Note: you have to do this in 2 transactions for it to work, at least that's how it was for me. Also, give the mft coupon FIRST, and then the Walgreens coupon, otherwise it will beep and not work.

Also, the Snickers are all sale this week for $.49 each and I have a bunch of 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' coupons, so I got 8 Snickers for $2!

And a Snickers? After 3 hours of power shopping?

Really DOES satisfy.....


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Some good deals the past week...

Last week, I took advange of the buy 10 save $4 deal or whatever it was at, goodness, I dont even remember the store! Bakers I think? Anyway, their cans of Rotel tomatoes were $.49 each after the discount and I had 10 '.30 off 1 rotel tomatoes' coupons, so I got 10 of the for $1.90!!

Yesterday here were some of the deals I got:

Activa yogurt at Target: they were $1.87 each (.13 cheaper than Walmart), and I had a bunch of '$1 off 1 Activa yogurt' so I got 6 of them for $.87 each! Yum.

Bacon: this bacon is usually $3.18 at Walmart, somewhere had it on sale last week at 2 for $5 so I was going to price match that. HOWEVER, I had 2 '$1 off OM bacon' at Target and their price was actually cheaper than Walmart ($3.04) so I got them for $2.04 each....

Wishbone salad dressing: Target had these marked down to $1.60, I had 2 coupon 'stacks', one was '.75 off one pourable dressing' target coupon, stacked with a '$1 off wishbone' mft coupon...the other stack was '.60 off wishbone salad dressing' target coupon and '$1 off wishbone' mft coupon, so I got them both free!

Dove deal at Walgreens.... the Dove body wash was 4 for $15 which made them $3.75 each, then I used a '$1.25 off 1' coupon 4 times so I ended up paying, like $11 with tax for those and got a $5 RR.....
the deoderant was also 4 for $15 which made them $3.75 each and I had 4 '$2 off 1 Dove deoderant coupon' so I paid $1.75 each and got a $5 RR...However I am thinking I could have gotten these cheaper at Walmart...ya live and ya learn!

Reach floss: .97 at Walmart, I had 2 '$1 off reach floss coupons = FREE!

Kraft American cheese: No Frills had a deal this week, buy 2 for $2. I had 2 '$1 off 1 Kraft American cheese slices' coupon so I got both for FREE!!

Did you score any good deals this week?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This weekends shopping, other deals...

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Here's what I price matched this week at Walmart:
Gerber 2nd foods pears: .79 each
Campbell's Homestyle chicken soup 1.00
Totinos .96 each (I bought 10 and used 2 '$1 off 5' coupons)
iceberg lettuce .88
bananas .39lb
green peppers .50 each
buddig ham .50 each
8oz generic shredded cheese 1.50 each
3# bag froz bone/skinless chicken breasts 3.99
18ct eggs 1.39

I also got some good deals elsewhere...

Activa 4pk yogurt $1.87
-$1 off 1 coupon
= $.87 each

Market Pantry 8oz shredded cheese, on sale for $1.89 each
-$1 off 2 coupon
=$1.39 each

Kraft American Cheese 16ct slices on sale for $2.39 (just paid $2.68 for this same pk last week at Walmart)
- 2 '$1 off 1' mft. coupons
-$1 off 2 Target coupon
=$.89 each!
**Does anyone know if American cheese freeze well? We bought block cheese and froze it but I am finding after thawing out that it doesn't shred has a tendency to 'crumble'...?

Also, I got 2 good catalina coupons at this transaction: one for '1.50 off 3 Market Pantry cheese' and one '$1 off 1 Activa yogurt', so I will be getting more of the Activa next weekend and more cheese if its still on sale.

They had in their ad last week '$2 for 5' for thier Oscar Mayer fully cooked bacon. My girls LOVE this stuff and its normally $3 a box at Walmart. They also had their small stayfree packs on sale for $1.99 (I think it was a 24ct) and I had some coupons that are expiring soon and a $2 Register Reward so here's what I did:
2 bacon -$5
2 Stayfree -$1.99 each
-used $2 Register Reward
-used 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free mft coupon
Total =5.27

Here are some good deals I am seeing in the Sunday paper ads:

*the following are 'buy 10 get $5 off your grocery order with card', the price reflects the discount
-Hunt's Diced tomatoes .49
-Rotel tomatoes .49
-Hormel Chili .89
-Philadelphia Cream cheese 8oz 1.19 (even better if you have a coupon!)
-Progresso .99 (look for $1 off 4 coupon from the coupon inserts from this month)

Mega Cereal sale: Lucky Charms 24oz, Honey Nut cheerios 25.25oz or Cinnamon Toast Crunch 24.9oz box :2.99 each
I have a coupon for $1.50 off 2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so I plan to use that to get an even better deal. That size box, I believe, is usually $3.68 at Walmart

oreos 2.00
Pringles 3pk 3.00
Spaghettio's and meatballs 1.00
Malt O Meal 1.67 (great deal if you still have the '$2 off 2' coupon from the Sunday inserts this month!)

Hope you are finding some good deals this week!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weekly Grocery store ads Jan 26-Feb 1

Looking thru the ads for this week, these are just some deals that stick out to me...

carrots $.49 for a 2lb bag
yellow onions $.89 for a 3lb bag
russet potatoes $1.79 for a 10lb bag
navel oranges $1.49 for a 4lb bag

Progresso Soup 12 for $12
*coupon: $1 off 4 from a coupon insert
Green Peppers 2 for $1
Ambrosia, Red and Golden Delicious Apples $.79lb

Campbells Spaghetti or Spaghettio's $.58 a can
Uncle Ben's Rice $1.59
*coupon for $1 off 1 from coupon insert
Cheerios 2 for $5
*coupon $1 off 2 from a printable online coupon
cantaloupe $1.88
Knorr Sides $1 each
*buy 15 Knorr sides and get $5 off
Yoplait yogurt 10 for $5
*coupon for $.40 off 6 from an online printable coupon
Campbells soup $1 each

Bag N Save
3lb bag of froz/skinless chicken breasts $3.99
18ct larges eggs $1.39
Village Hearth white or wheat bread $.89

Super Saver
Totinos pizza $.96 each
*coupon for $1 off 5 from an online printable coupon
Land O Lakes 22oz cottage cheese $1.65
Red Seedless Grapes $1.46lb
Campbells Chunky Soup $1.18 a can
*coupons for $1 off 3, $1.50 off 4 and $2 off 5, online
Pillsbury brownie mix $.92 each

No Frills
Tyson Frozen Split chicken breasts $.88 lb
Dole iceberg lettuce $.88 each
Creamette pasta 12-16oz $.68 each
Crystal Farms 8oz shredded or chunk cheese 2 for $3

I apologize for not having better coupon information, such as what coupon came from what insert or online coupon source, but I'm new at this! =)
Hope you guys snag some good deals this week!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thoughts on yesterday's shopping trip

Just wanted to share a little about my shoppin trip yesterday, what I got, where I went etc...

First stop was to Walgreens for their incredible homestyle Mac N Cheese deal (read the post below this one about that)...

Then to Aldi's. I typically only spend $10-17 here every week. Here are the things I pick up here: potato chips ($1.30), pretzels ($1.30), can of croissants ($1.30), can of biscuits ($.38), tortilla chips ($.99), 4# bag of oranges ($1.49), noodle packs ($.60), small can of mandarin oranges ($.49), frozen burritos ($.29), cinnamon graham crackers ($1.30).
I have also purchased (and liked) their: flour, sugar, corn muffin mix, canned olives, apples, and sometimes their grapes.

After that we stopped at Target where I purchase the waffle for my boy to eat (no dairy). I also did another Special K cereal deal. I used the mft 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' coupon and stacked with a '$1 off 2' Target coupon. The cereal was on 'Price Cut' yesterday at 2 for $5, so I got 2 boxes of cereal at $.75 each. Score. =)

Then to Walmart for the bulk of my shopping. Some of the good deals I got here:
-Campbells Chunky Soup: On 'roll back at Walmart for $1.50 a can. But Hyvee has it on sale this week for $.99 a can and I had 4 '$1 of 2' coupons, so I got 8 cans for $4!!!
-Trash Bags: the Glad Flex Force 55 count box was $6.84 but I had a $3 off 1 mft coupon making them just $3.84 a box!
-Ronzoni pasta: Walmart has these $1.08 a box and I had a '$1 off 2' mft coupon, so I paid $1.16 for 2 boxes!
-Eggs: I priced matched the eggs to $.88 (on sale at Fareway), and then used a $.55 off 2 coupon making them $.60 each!!

Then we went to No Frills for their 'Buy 10 get $3 off' deal. I got an asst, of 10 of the following: Chef Boyardee Ravioli, Healthy Choice soup and Hunt's Diced tomatoes for $6.80. They also had an in ad coupon 'Buy 4 boxes of Kraft mac N Cheese and they ended up being, I think $.39 each! I think I'm set as far as Mac N Cheese goes =)

Today I am going to send hubby to Bag N Save to get some Banquet Meals. I know they aren' the healthiest but my older 3 girls like them, so I let them have 1 for lunch 1 time a week. They are on sale for $.59 each when you buy 10 and use the in ad coupon.

What kind of deals have you purchased this week?

Great deal I got at Walgreens yesterday!

4 bags of Kraft homestyle Mac N Cheese...paid $.17 each!! Here's how I did it:
Kraft Homestyle Mac N Cheese on sale at Walgreens 3 for $5 ($1.67 each)
I used 4 '$1 off Kraft Homestyle Mac N Cheese' mft coupons.
I stacked with the Walgreens '$1 off 2 Homestyle Mac N Cheese' coupon (this coupon is in their monthly coupon booklet which you can pick up in the store)
which made them $.17 each!!!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My two GOOOOOD Deals!!

Paper from Office Depot. 10 Reams (5,000 sheets)
Regularalty 43.99
Used 40% coupon made it 27.60 (including tax)
THEN you get a rebate back in the form of a Visa card for $20 making this WHOLE box $7.60!!!!! It usually cost us $6 to buy just TWO reams of paper at Walmart but we are getting 10 for just slightly more than that.
My girls go thru paper like a hog thru slop so this was a HUGE find.
Walgreens Deals.
Ok, I am still confused about how all this Walgreen's mish mash works, so I made my hubby go try things out and blaze the trail for me.
No worries, I am making him brownies tonight for his troubles.
After all, a manly man who goes out and buys his wife, *ahem*, 'sanitary napkins' deserves a little treat, right? Of course I may eat 1/2 the pan for MY troubles, but thats besides the point...

Here's what I, I mean *HE* got....
Paid $6.11 for all of it!!
The Special K was 2 for $5. We also had 2 of the 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' coupons, so he ran these thru in 2 different transaction. Each transaction cost $2.50 (for 2 boxes of cereal) and got him a $2 Register Reward.
Then the Stayfree. It was $6.79 and we had a $3 off 1 coupon from the Walgreens ad (you can use the coupon more than once), and we had a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon.
So he had it run like this:
Had them scan both packs, then run the BOGO coupon (which was good up to $6 value so it only took of $6), then the $3 Walgreens was run thru TWICE since he bought 2 packs bring the total owed to $1.58 or something like that. He had a $2 RR (Register Reward to use) but they told him it has to be over the $2 RR amount. So he got 2 Nut Roll candy bars (my absoLUTE favorite! Seriously, he buys me pads AND my favorite candy bar? Yeah. He's a keeper.)
And his total out of pocket spent for the pads and 2 candy bars (candy bars were 2 for $1) was $1.11!!
I dont know. It looks confusing here, but on the receipt it all makes sense. He was $.58 OVER the $2 Register Reward, and tax was $.53.

So, we paid $5 of 4 boxes of cereal, $1.11 for 2 packs of pads and 2 candy bars and we STILL
have a $2 RR to use!

Also, I had given him 2 sets of coups to use for the Walgreens Stay free deal (2 mft and 2 Walgreens) and he only got to use 1 set as Walgreens was out of the Stayfree.
SO he took it to Walmart and was able to use it there!
He got 3 pks of pads at Walmart at $5.28 each, then used the buy 1 get 1 free coup and the Walgreens $3 off coupon (so they took $3 off, 3 times since he got 3 packs) and he ended up paying $5.25 for 3 packs there!
I was NOT expecting him to do that. What a guy. Now I got pads comin' out my ears!!
I think I am going to stick them on to my girls feet tomorrow and get them to clean the house with them.
Fun and chore traning all in one! =)