Shopping Trips and Deals

We all love shopping and saving money, here you can see how I shop and save.  I will share my deals so you can save too!

January 11th 2011 - Matrin's
  • Chef Boyardee Cans Sale 10 for $10 - Coupon $1 off 5 X5 = 30 cans for $25
  • Snack Pack Pudding Sale 10 for $10 - Coupon $1 off 4 X 5 = 20 packs for $15
  • Tombstone Pizzas Sale 3 for $10
  • San Giorgio Pasta Sale 10 for $10
  • Rinaldi Pasta Sauce Sale 10 for $10
  • Fiber One Yogurt 4pk Sale 2 for $4 Coupon 50 cents off 1 X2 (one doubled)= 8 cups for $2.50
  • Lean Cuisine Sale 5 for $10 *mad at myself I forgot my $1 coupon!*
  • Giant Brand Fries - Sale 3 for $6 only bought one so $2
  • Doughnuts - Reward for Patrick being good - 4 at .59 = $2.36
  • Bananas $1.36
  • Cantalope (that's how they spelled it!) $2.99
  • Oncor Dinners Sale 2 for $5
Total before savings - 153.59
Bonus card savings - 36.46
Extra Reward Savings - 1.98
Coupons - $11
Doubled Coupons - 50 cents
Total Savings - 49.94
Plus I earned 10 cent off per gallon at their Gas Station
Total Paid - $106.52

That means I cut my bill by a third!  And only had a total of 2.36 in "extras".  I love their stock up 10 for 10 sale!  I also received a coupon for $7 off my next order, 2 Fiber One coupons and a Tombstone coupon I could use all before Saturday and pay practically nothing for 4 pizzas, 2 more yogurts!

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Rite Aid Shopping Trip - January 6th 2011
  • 10 Cans Friskies Cat Food - $4 one dollar in Up rewards
  • 2 Can Clam Chowder - $3 one dollar in Up rewards
  • Wet Ones Face Wipes - $1.99 one dollar Up reward - $1 off coupon *See coupon section*  FREE ITEM!
Total $8.37 - $3 in Up Rewards and I received my 10% off for reaching 250 points.


Walgreens - this one taught me a $1 lesson.
  • Finesse Hair Spray - 1.99 *Free after Rebate, see rebate section*
  • 2 Soft Soaps - 2/$3 $1 coupon
  • *Rain Check on Finish Dishwashing Product*

Total - 4.09 - $1.99 coming back in rebate.  My mistake here was in the process of getting the rain check I missed giving the cashier my in paper coupon for the soaps to be 99 cents - that cost me $1.

New2You Consignments
  • New in package - Wooden Curtain Rod was $5.99 but 25% off to make it 4.49, I had 80 cents in credit for items that sold of mine. 

Final total $3.92  - PLUS I dropped off items clearing out clutter in the process.

Final Stop - Target and the 90% Christmas Clearance!
  • Shirt with Christmas Tree (I am thinking pj) 99 cents!
  • Make your own chocolate kit - 49 cents!
  • Cream of Celery Soup (for dinner) - 79 cents
  • Swiss Miss Coco $1.49 - $2 coupon, so I made money!
  • Half Gallon Whole Milk - $2.59
  • Advil 20 ct - Free with Coupon from facebook!
  • Princess and the Frog Christmas Ornament - 60 cents (Was $6!)
  • 2 set napkins - 40 cents
  • Fresh Step Cat Litter - $10 each get $5 Gift Card if you buy two, I bought 2!

Total - $25.28  - I saved 5% by using Target card, that's like free tax!, I did get cheated my 5 cent bag credit!  $5 gift card to save

January 3rd CVS Trip

I am pretty sure because of this trip, I will have enough laundry detergent to last me all year!  Here we go - I broke it into two trips.

Trip One

  • 3 Palmolive Antibacterial Soap - Free after coupon!
  • 1 Palmolive Oxy Clean - FREE!  (Palmolive Coupons, in Smart Source 1/2)
  • 1 Palmolive Ultra - FREE!
  • 2 Boost 6pk Drinks - On sale $5.99 - $3 coupon - Paid $5.98 - $2 extra bucks (Smart Source Insert in 1/2 newspaper)
Total - $6.50 and $2 in extra bucks.

Trip Two

  • 5 Wisk Detergents - On sale $5 - $2 coupon for each, $10 in Extra bucks for $25 (Smart Source 1/2)
  • 5 Palmolive - FREE after coupons!
  • 2 Boost Drinks - on sale $5.99 - $3 coupons - $2 in Extra bucks
  • Extra Gum - 3/$2 - $1 in Extra Bucks
Total - $24.80 and $14 in extra bucks!

5 bottles - 32 loads, that 160 loads.  However I don't use a full cap (it's better fro your machine) so I could get - 320 - 400 loads.  I am pretty confident I won't need anymore laundry soap.

10 bottles of Palmolive - Still have 5 more coupons so 15 free bottles.  I'll be donating at least 10 - 12 of these.  I already have a stock pile and i am confident I'll be good for the year.

That's two supplies I won't be needing to buy this year!  Wonder how many more I can reach?!