Sunday, February 17, 2013

I'm Moving!




I've decided to move this blog to the self-hosted WordPress platform. 

You can visit the new blog at www.therabbitpad.com.

This is definitely a work in progress, but I hope that you will enjoy more consistent content. The new website will include information about the latest deals, tips on budgeting and saving money, and will of course include my latest money saving adventures in the stores! I hope this new website will inspire you to do what is necessary to buckle down and make the most of your budget!

I hope to see from you at www.therabbitpad.com!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winn-Dixie: Great Customer Service Experience





Spent: $4.62
Saved: $8.78
Total Value: $13.40
Percent Saved: 66%

I wasn't planning on documenting this trip, but I had a great customer service experience. I received a "Free Johnsonville Premium Chicken Cooking Sausage" coupon from the Winn-Dixie Catalina machine a few weeks ago. I went in today, which was the expiration date to snag the deal. They didn't have the item in stock and appeared not to carry the product at all. I asked the meat manager if they had the product and he said they did not have it. He allowed me to substitute a product with the same value as the coupon for the Johnsonville sausage. Awesome!

Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage (Substitute), $3.99
Free Johnsonville Premium Chicken Cooking Sausage Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it Free!)

(2) Blue Diamond Almonds, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Blue Diamond Almonds Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.40 each)

PureVia Sweetener, $2.59
$1.00 off PureVia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.59)




Saturday, January 26, 2013

CVS: Cheap After ibotta!




Spent: $11.03
Saved: $13.60
Total Value: $24.63
Percent Saved: 55%

ECBs Used: $0.00
ECBs Earned: $6.00

The savings in this trip are actually greater when I add the savings I will receive from using the ibotta mobile app. 

Truvia Sweetener, 40 ct, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00 Each)

Below:

Buy $12 in select products and receive $6 in ExtraCare Bucks

Irish Spring Soap, 6 pack, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Irish Spring Soap Manufacturer Coupon 
(Made it $2.00)

Irish Spring Body Wash, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Irish Spring Body Wash Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00)

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz, $3.00 Sale
$0.75 off Colgate Optic Manufacturer Coupon
$1.25 off Colgate ibotta Mobile Coupon
(Made it $1.25)

Colgate Optic White Rinse, 8 oz, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Colgate Optic Manufacturer Coupon
$1.25 off Colgate ibotta Mobile Coupon
(Made it $1.00)



Racking Up the Savings at Publix and Sedano's



Spent: $19.30
Saved: $25.22
Total Value: $44.52
Percent Saved: 57%

Here's this week's Publix trip!

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon (from Enjoy the City)

(2) French's Honey Dijon Mustard, $1.49 Sale
(2) $1.00 off French's Honey Dijon Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49 each)

Chicken of the Sea Solid White Tuna, $1.25 Sale
$0.50 off Chicken of the Sea Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.75)

Bisquick, 40oz $3.59 
$1.00 off Bisquick (40 oz) Publix Coupon
$0.50 off Bisquick Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.09)

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage, $3.00 Sale
$2.00 off Johnsonville Chicken Sausage Manufacturer Coupon (from Winn-Dixie Catalina machine)
(Made it $1.00)

(2) Eight O'Clock Coffee, $6.59
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$2.00 off two Eight O'Clock Coffee Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.30 each)

Zucchini Squash, $1.49/lb Sale

Carolina Pride Bacon, $3.00 Sale

Carolina Pride Sausage, $3.00 Sale

Publix Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ, $1.99
(Kraft was BOGO but I wanted to try something different)

Hefty Roaster Pan (set of 2), $2.69




So, Sedano's receipts don't really indicate savings like other stores. The receipt says that I saved $0.07, and I definitely saved more than that. The big deal was the pork shoulder picnic. It was $0.79/lb after a $10.00 purchase. 
Spent: $17.87


Pork Shoulder Roast, $0.79/lb Sale
($10.00 Purchase Required)

Chicken Thighs, $0.77/lb Sale

Fresh Express Spinach, $2.39

Roma Tomatoes, $0.89/lb

Green Onions, $0.89



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Publix: Joyous Pre-Christmas Deals



Spent: $16.79
Saved: $39.67
Total Value: $56.16
Percent Saved: 71%

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I am late on putting these deals up, but here you go!

$5.00 off $30.00 Grocery Purchase Target Coupon

(2) Quaker Oatmeal Cookies, $1.99 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Quaker Oatmeal Cookies Publix Coupon
$1.00 off two Quaker Oatmeal Cookies Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49 each)

(2) Kraft Dressing, 16 oz, $3.31
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off two Kraft Dressing Target Coupon
$1.00 off two Kraft Dressing Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.66 each)

Kraft Mayonnaise, 30 oz, $5.17
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$1.00 off two Kraft Mayonnaise Target Coupon
(2) $1.00 off one Kraft Homestyle Coupon
(Made it $1.09 each)

Reach Floss, $1.19
$1.00 off Reach Floss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.19)

Del Monte Tomatoes, $1.59
Buy One Get One Free
$0.50 off two Del Monte Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.55 each) 

Athenos Feta Cheese, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.45) 
There's a $0.75 coupon out now for now making it $0.70 each. If you are in Florida, today is the last day.

Lysol Dual Action Wipes, 35 ct, $2.00 Sale
Try Me Free Rebate
(Makes it FREE after rebate up to $3.00; rebate savings not included in totals above)

Hallmark Cards, $0.99
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Cards Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)


Publix Butter, $2.50 Sale

(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.00 each)

Smitlmark Cards, $0.99
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Cards Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)




Monday, December 17, 2012

Publix Trip: Plenty for Less than $1.00





12/16/2012
Spent: $25.29
Saved: $39.80
Total Value: $65.09
Percent Saved: 61%

Here's a recap of yesterday's trip to Publix after church. I scored some really good deals. I forgot to include Eat Smart broccoli, zucchini, and two Hallmark cards in the picture.

$5.00 off $25.00 Purchase Save-A-Lot Coupon

 (2) Nestle Coffeemate Natural Bliss, $1.67
(2) $1.50 off one Coffeemate Natural Bliss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.17 each)

(2) Wishbone Dressing, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 Wishbone Dressing Publix Coupon
(Made it $0.45 each)

(4) Scotties Facial Tissue, $1.25
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.00 off Scotties Tissue Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.13 each)

(2) Hallmark Cards, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free Hallmark Publix Coupon
(Made it $1.75)

(4) Nestle Toll House Cookies, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free Sale
(2) $1.25 off two Nestle Toll House Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.12 each; could have been free if I were able to print the $1.50/1 coupon)

Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll, $3.00
$0.55 off one Jimmy Dean Product Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.45)

Hefty Cake Pan, $0.99 Sale

Smithfield Bacon, $3.33 Sale

Publix Feta Cheese, $2.00 Sale

Publix Eggs, 18 ct, $2.50 Sale

Eat Smart Vegetables, Broccoli, $1.67 Sale

Zucchini Squash, $0.99/lb Sale

Publix Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49

Publix Frozen French Style Green Beans, $1.59





Sunday, November 4, 2012

CVS: Sweet Deals



Spent: $18.26
Saved: $17.24
Total Value: $35.50
Percent Saved: 49%

ECBs Used: $5.00
ECBs Earned: $5.00

This was a pretty good week at CVS for me. I was in need of toothbrush head refills. Last week's four day sale was actually a better deal on the heads ($19.97 price with $5.00 back in ECBs), but I missed it. 

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase CVS Coupon

Oral-B Replacement Heads, $26.79
$5.00 in ExtraCare Bucks for One
$2.00 off Oral-B Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $24.79 without ECBs, or $19.79 including ECBs)

Scope Mouthwash, $2.99 Sale
$1.50 off Scope Mouthwash Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50)

Gain Dish Detergent, $0.88 Sale
$0.25 off Gain Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.63)