Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Finals

I had a fantastic shopping week. I found many deals I am going to share with you today. I hope you will LINK up any shopping trips you had this week. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

It is still hot here. Although I love shopping, I am not enjoying getting out in this heat. Here are the stores I went to this week and here is how I did.

Walmart would not let me combine 2 V8 Fruit juice coupons and the V8 tea FREE twice. I had enough coupons to have 4 juices and 2 teas for free, but they would not honor it. So that is why it came out the way it did below.

Walmart 07/29/11

(1) Diapers $13.47
(3) V8 Fruit Fusion Juices $2.98 - 3 $1.50/1 V8 Juice Not sure when this came out
            -Final $1.48 each
(1) V8 Fruit Tea $2.98 – B2 V8 Juice G1 Tea Free
            -Final FREE
(4) Speed Stick Deodorant $0.98 – 4 $0.50/1 Speed Stick SS 07/24/11
            -Final $0.48 each

I spent $19.83 and saved $9.48 at Walmart on $29.31 retail. The diapers will last me for two weeks or longer.

Instead of going to CVS on Sunday like everyone else, I am waiting to go on Thursday or Friday. I normally get a coupon emailed to me for $4 off $20.00 or more or $5 off $25.00. Also my CVS doesn’t stock all the items on Sunday they hold back. If I go after Wed. that is when the truck comes they will usually replenish their stock. This is also easier to shop with not as many people in there.

CVS Saturday 07/30/11

(1) Kotex 18 ct Pads $3.49 - $2.00 ECBs printed
(4) Playtex Sport 18ct $5.29 - $10.00 ECBs printed, Spend $20.00 get $10.00 ECB
(1) Carmel $0.33 – to get me $25.00. It was close and they took the $5.00 off

1 $1/1 Kotex SS 07/24/11
2 $2.50/2 SS 06/19/11
1 $5/$25 CVS emailed coupon
2 $4.00 ECBs

Total spent in one transaction $5.98 received $12.00 in ECBs for next time. Total saved $20.40.

Tom Thumb shopping 08/01/11

I mainly went to Tom Thumb to get French bread for us to have Red Beans and Rice, my husband’s favorite dish from New Orleans. Since I was there, I decided to take advantage of a few deals.

(1) Loaf of Fresh Baked French Bread $1.59
(2) Nature Valley Granola Bars 12 ct $1.88 - $0.75/2 SS 07/17/11
            -Final $1.50 each
(4) Classico Pasta Sauce $1.49 – 2 $1/2 Classico Sauce SS 05/15/11
            -Final $0.99 each
(2) Honey Graham Crackers $1.99 - $1/2 Nabisco Honeymaid Crackers
            -Final $1.49 each

I spent $11.54 and saved $16.00 on $27.54 retail worth of groceries. I love Classico Pasta sauce. I have a lot of pasta right now and need some sauce to go with it.

Sprouts is where I get my produce and buy things found in bulk bins that do not have any packaging. This is a great way to save not only money, but also on packaging. I shop what is one sale in the bulk bins. I am still waiting for the multigrain pancake mix to go on sale. Yum.

Sprouts Shopping 08/03/11

(0.94) lbs Whole Wheat Flour @ $0.89 lb
            -Final $0.84
(0.89) lbs Quinoa @ $2.49 lb
            -Final $2.22
(3.82) lbs Grapes @ $0.99 lb
            -Final $3.78
(6) Pints of Blueberries @ $1.88
            -Final $11.28
(1) Stalk Celery $0.88
            -Final $0.88

I spent $19.00 for produce this week.  I use the Quinoa for a vegetarian dish during the week. I can get two meals out of one pound. I will take and wash the blueberries and dry them real well and freeze them. I will use them in muffins, pancakes and smoothies throughout the year.

Kroger 08/04/11

(2) Yoplait Yogurt 4 packs $1.88 each
(4) Dawn Dishwashing Liquid $1.39 – 4 $0.50/1 Doubled Any Dawn P&G 07/31/11
            -Final $0.39 each
(2) Disney Vitamins $6.99 – B1G1 in store, $1/1 Printable
            -Final $2.50 each
(3) Softsoap $1.00 - $0.35/1 tripled Softsoap SS 07/24/11
            -Final FREE
(4) Crest Toothpaste $1.00 - $0.50/1 doubled P&G 07/31/11
            -Final FREE
(2) Bounce Dryer Bar $4.99 - $2.00 off for buying two, 2 $0.50/1 doubled P&G 07/31/11
            -Final $2.99 each
(4) Dole Tropical Fruit $1.00 – 2 $0.50/2 doubled SS 07/24/11
            -Final $0.50 each – Plus $0.50 off next order for purchasing 3 cans

I used $2.00 OYNO coupon from purchasing 4 Crest.
And 2 $0.50 OYNO for purchasing 6 Dole Tropical Fruit.

I spent $14.01 and saved $48.47 on $62.48 retail. I saved 78%. This is one of my best shopping trips at Kroger so far. Should have received $2.00 off next check out for purchasing 4 Crest toothpastes, but two rang as toothbrushes. I didn’t realize this until I got home. Little face was not being the best baby at the store. I was pretty bummed.

CVS 08/04/11
Here is my awesome CVS trip!

(2) Gallons Milk $2.99 - $2.00 ECB printed
(1) Gillette Fusion Pro Razor $9.99 - Used at $4.00 coupon, $5.00 ECB printed
(2) Revlon Lip Sticks $5.79 each- Used 2 $1.00/1 Revlon Coupon, $3/$10 cosmetic purchase, $6.00 ECB printed
(1) Tums 72 count $4.99 - Used CVS coupon for FREE stomach aid

I used $13.00 in ECBs in one transaction and I had $4/$20 or more I loaded to my card.

I spent $3.55 and saved $28.99 on $32.54 worth of items retail. I had a lot of coupons print at the machine and they are sending me a coupon almost every week for some dollars off of $20.00 or more. This was the best trip for me combined with the Kroger trip above. I had a really good feeling about couponing after this week.

LINK UP below to share your shopping trips this week.


  1. Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I noticed on my Kroger receipts last week that 2 of my Crest showed up as toothbrushes but I still got the catalina. Wonder what's up with them?

  2. Hmmm. Now I wonder why I didn't get them. Oh well, I got FREE Crest. I would rather have Crest than Colgate. I think I am going to donate all my Colgate.


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