Showing posts with label CVS Shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CVS Shopping. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Finals - Kroger Mega Event, Tom Thumb, CVS

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CVS 02/06/12

3 Sauve Body Wash 2.00 each
2 Sauve Lotion $3.00 each

B2G1 Suave Body Wash coupon – Took off $3.00 at registar
1.50 /2 Suave Lotion
$5.00 ECB

$4.00 for spending $12 in Suave products

OOP: $2.50

I spent $2.50 and saved $9.50 in healthcare this week.

Tom Thumb 02/07/12

1 Hunts Ketchup $1.99 – We are almost out.
6 Wolf Brand Chili $0.99 - $0.75/3 Wolf Brand Chili  SS 1/22/12
            -Final $0.74
2 Quaker Oatmeal B1G1 $3.39 – My printer wouldn’t Print the coupon
            -Final $1.70 each
4 Ocean Spray Cranberry Juices B2G1 $2.50 – B1G1 Cherry Juice printable
            -Final $1.25 each
1 CafĂ© Du Monde Beignet Mix Clearance ½ off - $1.99
3 Cans Rosarita Refried Beans $1.00 - $0.50/3 Rosarita Refried Beans SS 01/22/12
            -Final $0.66 each
2 Mezzetta Peppers B1G1 $2.79 – I had a $1/2 coupon, but I missed handing it to the cashier.
            -Final 1.40
2 Mission Tortillas $0.99 – Store coupons (she forgot to ring one, so I got my $1 back)
2 Bear Creek Soups B1G1 $4.49 - $1/1 Bear Creek soup SS 10/23/11
            -Final $1.75 each
2 Aluminum Foil B1G1 $1.49
            -Final $0.75
3 Yogurts Clearance $0.32 each
2 Gogurts $1.75 each - $0.75/2 Gogurt GM 02/05/12 
            -Final $1.37 each
9 POM juice $0.99 each – 9 $1/1 Pom Juice coupons – I did not clear the shelves. There were plenty left for others. SS 12/04/11, SS 01/08/12
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE

I spent $32.59 and saved $53.38 on $85.97 worth of food and necessary items this trip. If you like Chili dogs in the summer, you need to stock up on chili now.  Chili will be $2.00 and I just got it for $0.74. My husband is from New Orleans and it is Mardi Gras season, so we are going to celebrate by making some Beignets this weekend. His Mom sent us the King cake yesterday. YUM.

Kroger Mega Event 02/07/12
MEI – Mega Event Item – Take and additional $0.50 off each time

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese $1.67
3 Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers $1.49 – MEI
            -Final $0.99 each
1 Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon $2.49 – MEI
            -Final $1.99 – Stock up Price
2 Velveeta $5.99 – MEI $1/1 Velveeta 2lb cheese peelie
            -Final $4.49 each
2 Milks $2.38 each
1 6 pack Strawberry Yogurt Clearance $0.99 each
1 Kraft Easy Mac $0.98 – MEI
            -Final $0.48
2 Helava Good Dip $1.49 – MEI, 2 $0.75/1 Helava Good Dip SS 01/22/12
            -Final $0.25 each
1 Whole Wheat Tortilla $1.89
3 Hunts Tomatoes $0.98 – MEI, $0.45/3 Hunts Tomatoes SS 01/22/11
            -Final $0.33 each
2 Edge Shaving Gel $1.99 each – MEI, 2 $0.55/1 Printable
            -Final $0.94 each
4 Moms Cereal $1.49 each – MEI
            -Final $0.99 – Organic Cereal
2 Garden of Eatin’ Chips $2.19 – MEI, $1/2 Garden of Eatin’ Chips SS 01/22/12
            -Final $1.19 each

I spent $36.04 and saved $33.56 on $69.60 worth of groceries this trip. Velveeta is not on the healthy diet plan, but it is so good. This is my all time favorite food. I think it will pair nicely with the organic corn chips I bought. That makes it healthy, right?

Altogether I spent $71.13 and saved $96.44 on $167.57 worth of food and healthcare items. 

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Finals - Kroger, Tom Thumb, CVS and Sprouts

I have been super busy this week. I am planning my stepson’s birthday party. We are hosting a Wii party this year at our house. I can’t wait to share the pictures of all the things I have made to make this a great birthday for him. There was not a lot of stuff out there for Wii party ideas, so I had to come up with a few of my own. I will take lots of pictures and share on Wednesday.

I am also a team coach for my daughters DI team. DI is a great organization where the kids put on a skit based on criteria provided and also have an instant challenge. It teaches leadership and developing new skills. Any and all schools can participate, even homeschooled children. You just need to get a team together. We are in our build phase for our set and I have been having girls over at my house painting, sawing, drilling. Whatever it takes to get the job done. Needless to say I am exhausted.

With these two events going on this week, my life has been a little chaotic to say the least. I did manage to get some shopping in. My grocery bill is a little over budget, but some of these items are for the party. As you may also see, it is mainly snacks. We had run out of just about everything except crackers. So I made sure we stocked up. We will see how long this holds us over.

Tom Thumb 01/23/12

3 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers $1.00 each
            -Final $1.00 each
1 Pepperidge Farm Naturals crackers $2.50 - $0.50/1 Pepperidge Farms Natural doubled
            -Final $1.50
4 Boxes Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.77 – 2 $0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars
            -Final $1.40 each average – WE LOVE THESE
4 Betty Crocker Simply Fruit roll ups $0.99 must by 4 – 2 $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Fruit Roll ups, one doubled, one did not
            -Final $0.62 each average
1 Package Black Beans $0.99
2 Pace Picante sauce $1.99 - $0.50/2 doubled Pace Picante Sauce
            -Final $1.49 each
2 V8 Fruit Fusion $1.99 - $1/2 V8 Fruit Fusion Printable
            -Final $1.49 each
1 V8 Fruit Smoothie $1.99 - $1/1 V8 Fruit Smoothie
            -Final $0.99
1 Pillsbury Frosting $1.99 - $0.35/1 Pillsbury Brownie or frosting
            -Final $0.94 – This is for the party
2 7 Ups $0.88 each – This is for the party
1 Starkist Tuna $1.19 - $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna pouch
            -Final $0.19 – Great Deal! STOCK UP!
2 Bear Creek Soup B1G1 $4.49 - $1/1 Bear Creek Soup
            -Final $1.75 each – Unadvertised deal
3 Kleenex Tissues $0.85 each - $0.50/3 doubled Kleenex tissues
            -Final $0.52 each
1 Loaf French Bread $1.99

I spent $32.68 and saved $51.06 on $83.74 worth of groceries and products for my family. I found several unadvertised deals at Tom Thumb this week. Some are good until the end of February.

Kroger 1/24/12

5 Boxes Barilla pasta $1 each – 5 $0.55/1 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta
            -Final $0.45 each
2 lbs. Kroger Cheese $2.99 each
2 Bags Tortilla Chips $1.00 each – One for the party
4 Progresso Soups $1.00 - $1/4 Progresso Soups
            -Final $0.75 each
4 Brawny Paper Towels $1 each – 2 $1/1 Brawny Printable, 2 $0.55/1 Brawny Printable
            -Final $0.23 each
4 Angel Soft Bath tissue $1 each – 4 $0.45/1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue
            -Final $0.55 each

I spent $16.59 and saved $18.71 on $35.30 worth of groceries and products at Kroger.

Tom Thumb 01/24/12

1 Pepperidge Farm Naturals crackers $2.50 - $0.50/1 Pepperidge Farms Natural doubled
            -Final $1.50
1 Starkist Tuna $1.19 - $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna pouch
            -Final $0.19
1 Whonu cookies $2.50 - $1/1 Whonu cookies
            -Final $1.50
4 Mrs. Bairds Natural Bread B1G1 $3.19 - $0.55/1 Mrs. Bairds Bread
            -Final $1.32 each

I paid $8.47 and saved $13.07 on $21.54 worth on retail groceries. I am able to make two Tom Thumb trips each week, since this is on the way home from my taking my son to his Mommy’s day out program at my church.


4 Voskos Green Yogurt $2.00 each
I spent $8.00 on my favorite yogurt this week at Sprouts.


2 Gallons Milk $3.29 – 2 $1/1 Oak Farms Milk, $1 ECB
            -Final $1.79 each, Received $2 ECBs

I spent $3.58 on really good milk at CVS this week and saved $3.00.

This is everything for the week. I spent $69.32 and saved $85.84 on $155.16 worth of groceries and necessary items my family needed this week. I am over budget, but I did buy several things for the party this week. It doesn’t look like there is much I want for next week.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Finals - 01-20-12

I am still recovering this week from my nasty cold and trying to get caught up on the loads of housework that needs to be done. But I feel so much better. Did more shopping this week and more savings. I scored FREE theraflu this week at CVS see below. I could have used this last week. 

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10 Bush Beans $0.57 each average (they were $0.54 & $0.59 each)
1Gallon Milk $2.38
4 Libby’s Veggies $0.62 each - $1/4 Libby canned Vegetables RP 11/13/11
            -Final $0.37 each
1 Package 12 K cup coffee $7.69 - $2/1 Millstone K-Cup RP 10/23/11
            -Final $5.69

Total spent $15.25 and saved $12.23 on $27.48 worth of groceries this week. I bought more beans for pantry stock up items. This was mainly a pantry stock up trip.

Tom Thumb 1st trip 01/15/12

1 Fritos Scoops $1.99 sale – We had Fritos pies for dinner. YUM
2 18 Count Eggs $1.99 each
1 Sweet Potato fries $2.19
1 Potatoes O’Brian $2.19
1 Milk $2.38
2 Hormel Lunch Meat $2.49 – 2 $0.50/1 (One doubled) Hormel Lunchmeat SS 01/08/12
            -Final $1.74 each average
3 Hunts Snack Packs $0.99 sale – $0.45/3 doubled Hunts Snack Pack SS 01/01/12
            -Final $0.69 each
2 Quaker Oatmeal instant $3.39 B1G1
            -Final $1.70 each
1 Pillsbury Brownie Mix $0.99 sale - $0.35/1 tripled Pillsbury Brownie or Frosting RP 11/06/11
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE
4 Chef Boyardee $0.89 sale - $0.50/4 doubled Chef Boyardee SS 01/01/12
            -Final $0.64 each

I used $2.00 off my next purchase and a $1.00 off my next purchase catalinas that printed last time. So I basically got my milk for free this week.

I spent $20.92 and saved $22.88 on $43.80 worth of groceries this trip. I have been going to Tom Thumb more, since I can use double and triple coupons. I have been finding better deals at Tom Thumb vs. Kroger.

Tom Thumb 2nd Trip 01/17/12

3 Sliced cheese $2.00 each
1 Imperial Margarine $0.69
1 Hormel Lunch meat $2.49 - $0.50/1 doubled Hormel Lunchmeat SS 01/08/12
            -Final $1.49
1 Pillsbury Brownie mix $0.99 sale - $0.35/1 tripled Pillsbury Brownie Mix or Frosting RP 11/06/11
            -Final FREE – I LOVE FREE and I got two boxes

I paid $8.19 and saved $7.19 on $15.38 worth of food retail this trip. I went back mainly for the lunch meat and brownie mix.


2 Bell Peppers @ $0.49 each
5.23 lbs Onions @ $0.49 lb.
            -Final $2.56

I spent $3.54 on produce this week.


5 Theraflu 8count $1.99 each
1 Pediacare Fever reducer $4.99
1 CVS Double Pack Womens Multi-Vitamin -$8.99

5 $2/1 Any Theraflu product SS 12/04/11
1 $1/1 Pediacare Product Printable
1 $2 ECB
1 $1 ECB
20% off my order $1.91

Received $2 ECB

I spent $8.02 and saved $15.91 on drug store products this week. I got 5 packages of Theraflu for FREE this week. A total of 40 pills for free!

Altogether I spent $55.92 for the week and saved $58.21 for the week on $114.31 worth of food and health care needs. I am little over budget, but I didn’t get out much last week due to being sick. So it will all work out in the end. I still had more saving than half this week.

I feel my pantry is pretty stocked right now. In February it will be a year since I have started extreme couponing and my pantry is stocked more now than it ever has been. I like that I have food to cook at any time. I can also make just about any meal or snack, since I already have most of the ingredients for anything I may want to cook. Even if the kids suggest something I usually have the ingredients to make whatever they want. This has allowed me to stay at home and still cook nutritious meals and snacks for the kids.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Finals 01-06-12

Friday Finals are here again! I am looking forward to all of your savings this week. Be sure to visit other site so you can learn of other great deals out there. If you are new to Extreme Couponing, one of the best ways to learn how to save money on your grocery bill every week is to look at how others do it.

I went to Tom Thumb right when we got back home New Years Eve to get some milk and a couple of other items. I spent around $11. But I can’t find the receipt. I know I got Martha White Muffin Mix FREE using $0.35/1 tripled RP 11/13/11.

Walmart 01/02/12

1 10 lbs bag of Potatoes $3.77
1 1lb Great Value Mozzarella Cheese - $3.22 – WOW! Great deal with no coupons
1 Baking Soda $0.58
2 Minute Maid Berry Juice Box $2.98 – 2 $1/1 Minute Maid Juice Boxes Printable, NLA
            -Final $1.98 each
2 Carmex Lip Balm $0.98 – 2 $1/2 Carmex, RP 10/30/11
            -Final $0.48 Each
2 Eight O’Clock Coffee $4.88 – 2 $1/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee Campbells Booklet
            -Final $3.88
1 Ovaltine Malt $3.48 - $1/1 Ovaltine printable- Little face loves this
            -Final $2.48
12 Cans Allen’s Trappey’s Beans $0.78 each – 4 $0.50/3 Allen’s products SS 12/11/11
            -Final $0.61 each – Cheaper than GV brand
4 Cans Libby’s Corn $0.75 each - $1/4 Libby’s vegetables RP 11/13/11
            -Final $0.50 each

I spent $35.54 and saved $9.00 on $44.54 worth of groceries this trip. Little face loves warm Ovaltine in the morning. He drinks the Ovaltine Malt with no chocolate. Poor guy is allergic to chocolate just like I was when I was little. I grew out of it, thank goodness. Walmart is the only one who carries it around here.

Tom Thumb 01/03/12

2 Clorox Wipes 35 count $3.79 – B1G1, and $1/2 Clorox Wipes
            -Final $1.40 each
1 Oscar Mayer lunch meat $4.99 – Store Coupon $2.49
            -Final $2.49

I spent $5.51 and saved $7.30 using coupons and store discount on $12.81 worth of products. Just found out you can print the Scotch Bright B1G1 coupons for Walmart. They are $1.60 at Walmart. That makes them $0.80 each. Great deal Print to stock up now!

CVS 01/03/12

1st Transaction

2 Oral B Powered Toothbrushes $5.99 each
2 Oral B Satin Floss $2.99 each
1 Theraflu Warming $6.49
1 Ribbon ½ price $1.49

2 $3/1 Oral B Toothbrush
1 $3/1 Theraflu Warming Liquid
1 $5/$20 purchase
2 $3 ECBs
1 $2 ECB
1 $2.50 ECB
1 $1 ECB


$4.00 – For Oral B Toothbrushes
$2.00 – For Oral B Floss
$1.00 – Bag Tag

2nd Transaction:

4 Nivea Lip balm $2.50 each


2 $3/2 Nivea Lip care
$4 ECB from previous transaction

$5 ECB for $10 Nivea Purchase

$0.00 + $1.00 Money Maker

I went to my regular CVS and they did not have any Nivea lip balm anywhere. They had several displays completely picked clean. I had to take my son to the dr. later in the week and stopped by a different CVS on our way home to pick up his medicine (not listed since it was a prescription.) I noticed they had the Nivea luckily I brought my coupons with me and my CVS bucks from the previous transaction.  So altogether I spent $0.63 for all the items pictured above. This could have been all free if the first CVS had the Nivea to begin with. The two older kids were excited I gave them the Nivea to put in their backpacks to take to school.

Altogether this week I spent $52.68 for food and necessary items and saved $48.80 on $101.48 worth of groceries and necessary items for my family. Please note I chronicle all food purchases, toiletries and cleaning products I purchase for my family. This goes to show you how to still buy great food and household items on a small budget and save a ton of money.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Finals 12-23-11

It has been a crazy shopping week this week. I probably have done twice as much shopping as I normally do trying to finish up all my Christmas shopping for everyone and shopping for food deals. I will post them as soon as I can find my receipts. Funny how I managed to keep up with my Christmas purchases and kept the receipts for those, but I can't find my receipts for groceries. I have a few more place I can look, but I wanted to get the linky up soon.

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Tom Thumb I spent around $24.00

Tom Thumb round 2 I spent $20.00


2 Honey Maid Graham Crackers $2.50 each - $1/2
            -$2.00 each

1 12pack Toilet Paper $5.00

Sprouts $10.00

Total I spent around $63.00. A little over, but I am not blowing the budget. 

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Money Saving Monday - Grocery Budget

Some of you are wondering how I can have such a small budget of $60 for a family of five and still eat healthy and good food. Here are a few things I do to keep my budget down.

I have a ridiculously low budget for all my toiletries per week. Since I have started learning the basics of extreme couponing, I have found I can budget around $5.00 each week on items such as toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, makeup, hairspray, soap ect... This is my budget for all of my toiletries for a family of five. That is $1.00 per person per week.

How is this even possible? I usually buy these items at the drugstores near me CVS or Walgreens. I am always amazed how many items I can get for free or close to free by using the drugstores reward program. Read my Extreme Couponing at the Drugstore post to learn more. Since I get most of my toiletries for free, this really helps stretch my $5.00 budget pretty far. Most toiletry items are used and then thrown away in the trash such as toilet paper and razors. I hate spending my money on things that get thrown away. I might as well just take my money and throw it in the trash too. Boo on that.

Here is how I can get most of these items for FREE or close to free. I LOVE FREE. I scan the ad for the drugstores to see if there are any FREE items for the week. Usually there are one or two items for free each week when combined with their reward program. I will always pick these items up. Especially if it is a food item. If we will not eat, I can always donate it. Then I look to see if there are any items we use. It doesn’t matter if we need it or not right now. If it is something I know I can use and it is at a rock bottom price and I have a coupon for it, I will pick it up. I will then have this item when I need it and I got it at the lowest price possible.

This is different way of thinking and shopping from how I normally used to shop. If I can stock up while the item is at its lowest price, then I will not have to spend more money when I actually need it. I can shop from my stockpile instead of going to the store and paying full price. I always dreaded having to add deodorant and toothpaste to my shopping list for the week. There was my $5 right there. And I only got two items for that $5. I hated knowing this would take money away from my extremely limited grocery budget. Basically this was taking food out of our mouths for things we needed, but could not eat.

We don't need razors every week, so if I get a razor for free I still have five dollars in my budget to spend on other things we may need. This is how I maximize my saving on my very limited budget to buy necessity items for us. I can't stand having to spend money on items I have to throw away. If I can get them for free, it makes me happy! I love free! Then I can spend money on nutritious food for my wonderful family.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Finals 12-09-11

I did quite a bit of shopping this week. Since I did so much shopping when it was freezing outside, my cold got worse. I was on the couch all day Wednesday and went to bed early that night. I drank a lot of hot tea with lemon and honey, since I had laryngitis for three days this week. Good thing this is not a video blog, no one could hear me. I am still sick, but feeling much better. If you would like to find more deals be sure to like Pounds4Pennies on FACEBOOK or join me in my Blog Frog Community. If you want to show a little love vote for Pounds4Pennies at TOP MOMMY BLOGS.

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Kroger – 12/06/11

4 Barrilla Pasta $1 each - $1/2 Barrilla coupons Printable emailed coupon
            -Final $0.50 each

I spent $2.00 and saved $3.52 on $5.52 worth of Pasta. The savings reflects the stores normal price of $1.38.

CVS 12/06/11

2 Garnier Fructis Hair Gel $3.99 each
1 Listerine Mouthwash $3.69
1 Luvs Diapers $6.99
2 CVS MultiViatmins B1G1 $7.29 each
1 Candy Canes $1.27
3 Cards $10.27 – these are not in my grocery budget

2 $1/1 Garnier Fructis Hair item RP 10/30/11
1 $1/3 American Greeting Cards – RED BOX Coupon
1 $1/1 Listerine MouthWash RP 01/09/11
$1 ECB
$10 ECB

Received ECBs:
$3.00 for Garnier Fructis items
$3.00 for Cards
$1.27 for Candy Canes
$2.00 Diapers
$1.00 Listerine mouthwash

I paid $22.49 and saved $15.00 on $37.49 worth of items at CVS this week. I got one jar of vitamins, 1 card and 1box of candy canes for free this week.

SPROUTS 12/06/11

0.94 lbs Dried Cranberries @ $2.99 lb
            -Final $2.81
1 Jar Sunbutter $5.99
1 Jar Texas Honey $3.99 – Used up the rest drinking honey and lemon for my throat.

I spent $12.79 at Sprouts this week. I have two children that cannot eat peanut butter. I buy them sunbutter made from sunflower seeds. So far this one tastes the best. My daughter didn’t like the soybutter and I like that the sunbutter is more natural and tastes better. It is expensive, so I use it sparingly to try to stay within budget.

Tom Thumb 12/06/11

2 Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.99 each – Store Coupon $1.11
            -Final $1.88 each
4 Krusteaz Cookie Mixes $2.69 -  B1G1, 2 $1/2 peelie coupon right below box!
            -Final $0.85 each
2 Gallons of Milk $2.99 – On Sale $1.99 each

I paid $11.12 and saved $11.61 on $22.73 worth of groceries. This is pretty good, since I also bought milk this trip.

Walmart – Can’t find receipt

1 Package Walmart Pull ups $8.49 – Not feeling well, forgot coupons
1 Dishwashing gel $2.49 – I think

I spent around $10.98 this shopping trip.

Overall I spent $59.38 minus cards $53.11 for family budget this week. I saved $28.61. Still under budget and bought diapers twice this week. I didn’t buy a lot of food, but did get some pantry staples for my house. How did you do? I love seeing how all my readers did. Sometimes I find great deals too! Looking at how others shop helps others learn how to use coupons.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Finals 11/11/11 Kroger Mega Event

To all veterans, including my dad, THANK YOU for my freedom. Happy Veterans Day on this 11/11/11. I have heard there are a lot of marriages and other celebrations going on this landmark day. Do you have anything fun planned?

I have had sick kids all week this week. The little got the stomach bug too. AUGH! So for two days I have been cooped up in the house and have not done much shopping this week. But I plan on going out this weekend and getting a few more things from other stores. I will list them here next week.

Be sure to check out these ladies posts. They had awesome savings last week and were the top three clickiest:

Kroger Mega Event
MEI = Mega Event Item -$0.50 off each item listed

1 Kroger Cheese - $1.99
3.69 lb Bananas @ $0.39 lb - $1.44
6 Aunt Annies Mac and Cheese $1.19 – MEI, $0.75/1 Printable Coupon Facebook
            -Final $0.56 average each
2 International Delight Creamer $2.49 – MEI
            -Final $1.99 each
4 4lbs Bags of Domino Sugar $2.49 – MEI, 4 $0.50/1 Domino Sugar RP 10/16/11
            -Final $1.49 each
1 Idaho Potatoes $1.00 – FREE All You Magazine Oct.
            -Final FREE – I love FREE
16 Campbells Condensed Soup $1.00 – MEI, 4 $0.40/4 Campbells Coupons SS 10/09/11
            -Final $0.40 each
8 Ricola Cough Drops $1.49 – MEI, 4 B1G1 Ricola Cough Drops 10/02/11, 4 $0.75/1 Ricola Cough Drops
            -Final $0.12 each
1 Hillshire Farms lunch Meat $3.49 – MEI, $0.35/1 Lunch Meat RP 10/16/11
            -Final $2.64
2 Hormel Turkey Pepperoni $2.50 – MEI
            -Final $2.00 – Printable coupon now available. PRINT NOW!

Altogether I spent $33.19 and saved $49.64 on $82.83 worth of retail grocery products. I know I don’t need 8 bags of Ricola Cough Drops, but I would like to give this as a gift along with some soup (I am picking more up next week) for friends who might be sick. There are several of us moms whose husbands travel from time to time and no matter what someone gets sick when the husband is gone. I can run this by quickly and cheer them up a bit.

CVS – FREE this week

Nov. 5th

1 Shick Quatro Razor refill $8.99
1 Milk $3.99


$5.00 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$5.00/1 Shick Quatro Razor or refill Printable


$4.00 ECBs 

I spend $1.98 and saved $11.00 on 12.98 worth of retail items at CVS this trip. I didn’t realize milk went up to $3.99. Ouch! This is really good milk and I had $5.00 ECBs that were expiring so I combined it with an extra $1.00 to get the price of Milk down.

Nov. 7

1 Illy Coffee Drink $2.00
2 Hydro 5 Razors $10.49 each

$2.00 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$4.00 ECB
$3.50 ECB
$2.49 took off - FREE Illy coffee drink printed Nov. 5th.
2 $5.00/1 Shick Hydro razor

$10.00 ECB for Razors
$1.00 ECB for Bag Tag

I paid $0.00 for $22.98 worth of retail products at CVS this week. I LOVE FREE!

Sprouts - Farmers Market

.49 lb Peanuts - $0.98
1 lb Raisins - $1.49 - Great price on Raisins
1 Yogurt - $2.00
1 Pk Cinnamon $1.25
1 Broccoli - $1.05
1 Bell Pepper - $0.49
3 Lemons - $1.00
3 Limes - $0.50
1.74 lbs Onions - $0.85

Bag credit -$0.10

Total $9.51 on fresh produce and dairy.

All together I spent $44.68 and saved $83.72 on $128.40 worth of items this week. I think I have my groove back. I had 65% savings overall savings for this week. Unlike some couponers, I do buy fresh produce nearly every week. Fresh is better than canned or frozen. I usually budget around $10.00 for Sprouts.

How did you do this week? Link up your awesome savings below. I can't wait to see how you did this week. It is great to see how others shop to learn how to save.
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