Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tom Thumb Shopping

I went to Tom Thumb to just pick up some of the mega Q items for Q’s that I had to match. Little face likes to drive and always wants to drive my car. Tom Thumb has the carts that look like a car with a steering wheel and with the TV inside. He thinks he is really driving. He has a great time while we shop. I really enjoy shopping too; since he is occupied I can look at other items to see if there are any other deals. However, Tom Thumb usually has very high prices so I just go and get the sale items and leave. 

I have been trying to explain to people how I do this and many say they can’t run around to all the stores and get the items. So I am showing them to make a list of the items on sale and only get those items and leave. Depending on the sales you can probably do this in 15- 20 min with no kids. It takes me 30 min, but I am trying to occupy little face’s time. I plan my shopping trip Tuesday nights after I receive my flyer in the mail. Pull my coupons and make my list. I put all the coupons in an envelope with my list and go to the store. The only detour I may do is going through the produce to see if there are any sales.

Tom Thumb sends out the sales flyer on Tuesdays. If you live in the Dallas area, you will get them in your mailbox. This is why Tuesdays are one of my favorite days to get the mail. Usually I get the paper and review the sales and also look at their super Q’s. These are store Q’s and can be combined with a manufacturer Q to make a product even cheaper. This week I paired my Cheez IT store Q with a manufacturer Q to get the price down.

Here is how I did:

(1) Apple Juice Store Brand $2.49 Sale price $1.49 – Stock up! This is cheaper than Walmart
            -Final $1.49
(2) Cheez It 9 oz box - $3.29 – Sale $1.49 $1/2 Q Cheez it brand crackers printable  
            -Final $0.99 each
(2) Mission Flour Tortillas 10 count $3.38 – Store Q for $1.00
            -Final $1.00 each
(2) Ore-Ida Hash Browns $3.50 – Store Q $1.99 each, $1/2 Store Freezer Q book
            -Final $1.49 each
(2) Ore-Ida Potatoes O’Brian - $3.50 Store Q $1.99 each
            -Final $1.99 each
(2) Lysol 4 in 1 cleaner $3.19 – Store Q $1.99, $1/2 Lysol cleaner SS 4/17
            -Final $1.49

All together I spent $16.64 and saved $16.47. While this is not a large percentage, I did get a very low price for juice and tortillas I cannot purchase anywhere else. I will probably go back and get more tortillas next week. I plan on freezing them. Someone told me they froze well. Let me know if you have tried this with success or failure. I am curious to see if this will work. I prefer the whole wheat tortillas for more fiber and nutrition. I may make some in the next couple of weeks if I cannot find them on sale.

I didn't have an additional Q for the Potatoes O'Brian, but I have a recipe I make with pork chops. It is a great stockpile recipe. I will share once I make it. How did you do this week? Did you find any great Deals or Steals please share. You can even share your blog site.

Come back Friday for Link UP Friday to share your deals with everyone!

Happy Shopping!


  1. He's so cute! That is a great price for tortillas...I haven't bought any of those in a loooong time! :-) Great job!

  2. Hi! I'm here for the Girls' Weekend Network Hop. I'm following you via GFC and hope you'll come follow me too!

  3. @ Ruth Thanks. I love Mexican food so I have to have totillas. Either I will make them or I will buy them. BTW Potty training is going great! I haven't changed a poopy diaper in about a month.

  4. @Lisa Thanks for following me. I am now a follower.

  5. I am following you now... If you would like to make a post (of any size) about some coupon match-ups that would be good donation items to the Alabama tornado victims, I would be glad to link it to my page through my blog, FB and twitter. I am trying to get people to donate wherever they are to help the relief efforts.
    Thank you!

  6. Following you from the Girls' Weekend Network hop. Your pic is adorable! Look forward to your future posts! You can find me at

  7. i freeze tortillas all the time,just take out of freezer the day before using.

  8. @ Mo. Thanks Mo I will try to make an article on that soon. I am trying to find a charity in my area where I can donate some free items I have, but am not going to be able to use.

  9. @WV Thanks for following me! I have visited your site. Very cute.

  10. @ anonymous. Thanks for the tip. I will do that and report on how they came out. I am actually really wanting to make homemade whole wheat ones soon too. These go really fast in my house, since they are so delicious. There is nothing better than homemade tortillas.


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