Saturday, February 28, 2009

How planning ahead helped me save today.

I spent at least 3 hours planning my shopping trip for today. I'd say its worth it:)
Here is what I came up with.

My biggest and most crazy deals happened at Safeway.

There was a coupon in the grocery add for $10 off any $50 purchase. There was also a buy $25 worth of certain frozen foods, and get $10 off. I had a rain check for a lot of frozen bagged chicken at a very good price, so I used that. I did 2 separate transactions to get some of the same deals that had "limit 1". The $50 was before coupons, but after Safeway card. The second transaction before coupons I was at 47.00. I asked if I could go back to get 3.00 worth so I could use another $10 off $50. The cashier said "it is close can use it". So in the end, I paid about $50 for all my groceries...AND I got $20 worth of groceries and $10 worth of frozen food for free= $30 free.

I gathered up my best deals that added up to $30 and consider this what I got for free today.

Chad told me he loved the healthy soups I gave him, so I bought him some more. Normal price at the store for one can of soup is 3.69. After sale price and coupons I got them for .63 each. He also gets the Frosted Mini-Wheats that were .30 a box after coupons. Included is a pretty red tray and a spatula for $1 each, and 2 rolls of double sided tape for .85.

My next stop was Target.

The only thing free was the Jet Dry dishwasher rinse. The Dawn direct foam after coupons were 1.00 each. The Rubermaid containers were on clearance for 2.78. I used a dollar coupon for each making them 1.78.
The lunch box (which comes with a Tupperware) was 2.48, Eucerine was .77 and the pancake mix was 1.77. I don't really know how much pancake mix is normally.

After that I went to Walgreens.

I got some more free Excedrin, and Revlon make-up that is FAR. I also got Bandaids for .80, mini shave gel for .70, Q-tips for 1.70, Curel for 1.59 each, and 5 different hair colors (after coupons I paid about $1.00 for all 5). Anyone want to color their hair blonde? I think I might try:)???
Also, you'll notice the lotion probably isn't for me. I bought "signs of aging" and "pregnancy" kinds. I left the "menopause" kind on the shelf:)

Next was lunch and the mall.

I got my free Quiznos sandwich that I signed up for earlier this week. I also got a soda there, and used the gift card my mom sent me for Valentines day. I got a free 1 oz. lotion from VS from a coupon they sent by e-mail.

My last stop was King Soopers.

I used a lot of e-coupons here.
Multi-grain Cheerios 1.67
.55 manu coupon (doubled to 1.00), and .75 e-coupon from cellfire= free
Colgate Total 2.50
1.50 e-coupon from cellfire
1.00 MC coupon sent in the mail from King Soopers
Crest toothpaste 2.50
1.50 e-coupon from P&G e-saver
1.00 MC coupon
Valentines deals 90%off
treat bags .20
tattoo sleeve .25 :)
Diced Tomatos 1.25
Coupon for them free (I signed up for online) =free
Pillsbury deals. MAN, I never thought I would actually USE some of the coupons I have for these!
1.00 each
used 2- .35 coupons and 3- .25 coupons.
They doubled to 2.90
So I paid 2.10 for the 5 crescent roll containers.
I received 3.00 in my next grocery purchase. =.9o overage
Now...what can I make with crescent rolls?:)

Sometimes I find my deals (like the Quiznos one) at Money Saving Mom


Anonymous said...

I suppose the aging lotion is for me?
I'll take all the help I can get.
Good deals.

Lori said...

You were always a generous person, but it has grown EXPANSIVELY since you've gotten all these deals. You are so sweet! Thanks for all the stuff you've given me in the past. That present you sent was the coolest thing ever!!!