Sunday, September 26, 2010

Half Off at Wags!


Spent: $5.96
Saved: $6.89
Total Value: $12.85
Percent Saved: 54%

Eggs, $0.99 (Store Special)

Foil, $1.99

Gillette Body Wash, $2.99
$2 off Manufacturer's Coupon

Glade Fabric Freshener, $2.50
$1 off Manufacturer's Coupon

I was tempted to take advantage of the Old Spice deal that they had in combination with some coupons, but I had to resist because I am already a little over budget in the personal care category. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Made $1 at CVS! Almost FREE at Wags!


Out of Pocket: $0.86
ECBs Earned: $1.80 (That's a $0.94 profit!)
Saved: $10.20
Total Value: $11.06
Percent Saved: 92%

Schick Shaving Cream
On Sale for $2.79; Receive $1.80 ECBs
$1 off Manufacturer Coupon 

Olive Oil
On Sale for $3.99 (WOW)
$1 off Manufacturer Coupon

$3 off CVS Birthday Coupon
$1 ECB from a previous trip


Spent: $1.82
Saved: $6.05
Total Value: $7.87
Percent Saved: 77%

Well, this was supposed to be about $0.82 out of pocket but I accidentally picked up a 100 yard floss that wasn't on sale. It was mixed in with the other ones on the rack. However, I had a $1 coupon and it is the better value as far as the regular prices on both flosses are concerned. 

Gain and Joy Dish Soap
$0.89 Sale (Store Coupon)
$1 off Gain Manufacturer Coupon
$0.25 off Joy Manufacturer Coupon

Reach Floss, 55 yd
$0.99 Sale (Store Coupon)
(2) $1 off Manufacturer Coupon

The 100 yard floss was $1.99.

Monday, September 20, 2010

$0.25 Name-Brand Tissue



Spent: $2.00
Saved: $2.02
Total Value: $4.02
Percent Savings: 50%

I usually don't post small fill-in purchases, but this was worth nothing. I also have a cold and was on my last box of tissue, so this deal came at just the right time!

Scotties Tissue, $0.99 Sale
$0.50 off 2 Scotties tissues Publix coupon
(2) $0.50 off 1 Scotties coupon

The eggs were $1.39.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekly Totals: 50% Savings; Free Salad Dressing


Spent: $33.77
Saved: $33.67
Total Value: $67.44
Percent Saved: 50%

This was definitely a Winn-Dixie week for me. The shrimp was a little pricey for me, but I thought I needed something else for dinner every once in a while besides chicken thighs or leg quarters. So, this will provide a bit of a break from the chicken that I still need to get through from last week. Unfortunately, I paid full price for the tartar sauce, but oh well.


Sargento Cheese
Buy One Get One Free

Hormel Little Sizzlers
Buy One Get One Free

Dole Salad
Buy One Get One Free

Ground Beef

Gorton's Shrimp
Buy One Get One Free
$1 off one Gorton's Product Coupon
$0.50 off Gorton's Product Coupon

Hefty Trash Bags
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 off Hefty Waste Bags Coupons

Regular price was $7.99 for one box of bags. BOGO made them $4 each. Coupons made them $3.00 each. The supercenter [both of them] price would probably be $5.50 each before coupons. The Winn-Dixie brand equivalent was $5.99. There were also $1 peelies on these that don't expire until 12/31/2011. Nice!


Spent: $17.20
Saved: $7.99
Total Value: $25.19
Percent Saved: 32%

Yeah. Publix wasn't so great for me this week as far as spent vs. saved was concerned, but the prices were reasonable. Like the tartar sauce, the cocoa was full price. The highlight was combining a BOGO manufacturer's coupon for the Ken's Dressing with Publix's BOGO sale on the dressing, make both bottles FREE!

Monday, September 13, 2010

CVS: Free Stuff after ECBs


I haven't quite figured out how I will report my CVS savings. Do I subtract the ECBs from my out of pocket expenses or do I save them for the time I redeem them? If I include the ECBs in what I spent, then I "spent" $5.85. But, I actually paid $22.83 today. Oh, well. I will figure it out someday. Either way, since I got $16.98 back in ECBs, that will make my next trip FREE. If I can score a $4 off $20 coupon in the next month, that'll be icing on the cake.

Out of Pocket (OOP): $22.83
Saved: $15.50
Total Value: $38.33
Percent Savings: 40%
ECBs Received: $16.98


Nature's Way Alive Men's Vitamins, $9.99
$9.99 in ECBs making it FREE
$1 off Alive Vitamins Coupon
That's a $1 PROFIT

Nivea Men's Wash, $4.99
$4.99 in ECBs making it FREE
$1 off Nivea Men's Wash Coupon
That's a $1 PROFIT

100oz Tide, $10.99
$2 in ECBs
$1 off Tide Coupon

Water, $3.99
Not so great given last week's $1.99 3-day sale. However, $3.99 is the most I'll pay for 24 bottles of water.

$5 off $30 CVS Purchase Coupon

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekly Total: 50% Savings


Spent: $22.40
Saved: $22.07
Total Value: $44.47
Percent Saved: 50%


Dole Salad
Buy One Get One Free

$5.99 Sale
$3.50 off 2 Splenda (200 count/5lb granulated) Coupon

Pam Spray
Buy One Get One Free
$0.35 off coupon

Fresh Produce

(2) $1 off Fresh Produce Target Coupon

$3 off $30 Purchase Publix Coupon from the newspaper


This was pretty much a meat trip. There were BOGO chicken thighs and shoulder blade pork steaks. I also got some produce and butter, all of which was on sale. I divided the meat and put it in the freezer before I remembered to take a picture. Here are my savings.

Spent: $16.85
Saved: $13.11
Total Value: $29.96
Percent Savings: 44%

Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekly Totals: Saved 67% at Publix


Spent: $14.44
Saved: $29.13
Total Value: $43.57
Percent Saved: 67%

Here are some of the highlights:

$5 off $30 purchase Publix Coupon

Gillette Body Wash
On Sale for 2/$6
$2 off P&G Coupon

Planters Nuts
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 Off Planters Nuts Publix Coupon
(2) $1 Off Planters Nuts Target Coupon

Ball Park Beef Franks
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $2 off Ball Franks Products Coupon

The Sun Crystals Sweetener was full price (ugh) at $3.59 but I had a $2 off coupon. I have plenty of Truvia coupons and a good Splenda coupon, so I have enough sweetener to hold me over until something else goes on sale.


Spent: $15.80
Saved: $17.54
Total Value: $33.34
Percent Saved: 53%

The salad, bacon, and cream cheese were BOGO. I had a $1/2 coupon for Kraft Cheese products. The beef was on sale and the olive oil was on sale, which I combined with a $1 off coupon.