Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekly Grocery Totals: Free Gas at Publix and Black Saturday at W/D


Spent: $19.40 ($59.84 including Gas Card)
Saved: $22.93 ($32.93 including Gas Card)
Total Value: $42.33 ($92.77 including Gas Card)
Percent Saved: 54% (35% including Gas Card)

Here are the other highlights:

$50 Shell Gas Card

$10 off a $50 BP, Shell, Texaco, or Hess Giftcard with a $25 purchase Publix coupon. 

Nivea Body Wash, $3.89 Sale
(3) $3.00 off Nivea Men's Wash Coupon

Blue Diamond Almonds, $3.19
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off Blue Diamond Coupon
$0.55 off Blue Diamond Coupon

Fresh Express Salad, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free

Some of the produce was on sale, so I got good prices there.



Spent: $17.37
Saved: $15.40
Total Value: $32.77
Percent Saved: 47%

Winn-Dixie had sort of a "Black Saturday" sale. Here are the highlights

Celery, $0.89 Sale (Unadvertised Sale)

Ground Beef, $1.99/lb (Unadvertised Sale)

Tyson Chicken Wings $4.99 (Saturday Only Special)

Yellow Onions $2.00/3lb Bag

Kraft Cheese, $0.99 (WHOA)
$1.50/2 Kraft Cheese Coupon

The ribs were on clearance and the neck bones were cheap as usual.  

Thanksgiving at Wags = Free Stuff!


So, I was able to get some of Walgreens' Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales today. They had lots of items that were free after Register Rewards, which they are calling "Jingle Cash" through Christmas. I did three transactions. The total amount spent out of pocket today was $15.59. However, I did bring in $2.25 in Register Rewards at the end and will be getting a $3.00 mail in rebate on the food chopper, which makes my actual savings about 50%.

Out of Pocket: $15.59
Saved: $12.24
Total Value: $27.43
Percent Saved: 45%

 Total "Money" Received After Transaction
Register Rewards: $2.25
Mail-in-Rebate: $3.00

Transaction #1

Crest Toothpaste, $2.99 Sale
$3.00 in Register Rewards wyb Crest Toothpaste
$1.00 Crest Toothpaste Coupon

Colgate Toothpaste, $2.99 Sale
$3.00 in Register Rewards wyb Colgate Toothpaste
$1.00 Colgate Toothpaste Coupon

Out of Pocket: $4.37
Saved: $3.00
Total Value: $7.37
Percent Saved: 41%
RR's Received: $6.00

Transaction #2

Fiber Choice Tables, $2.49
$2.50 in Register Rewards wyb Fiber Choice Tablets

Sylvania Food Chopper, $12.99 ($3 Mail-in-Rebate)

Used: $6.00 in RR's from Transaction #1

Out of Pocket: $10.33
Saved: $6.00
Total Value: $16.33
Percent Savings: 37%
RR's Received: $2.50

Transaction #3

Gum Eez Floss
$2.25 in Register Rewards wyb Gum Eez Floss

McCormick Seasoning, $0.99

Used: $2.50 in RR's from Transaction #2

Out of Pocket: $0.89
Saved: $3.24
Total Value: $4.13
Percent Savings: $75%
RR's Received: $2.25

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekly Total: Saved 62%



Spent: $17.96
Saved: $29.85
Total Value: $47.81
Percent Saved: 62%

Great week at Publix. I'll be traveling for Thanksgiving, so there is no need to purchase food for that. Here are the highlights:

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, $2.39 each
Two Free Green Giant Frozen Vegetables with a $25 Grocery Purchase Target Coupon
$0.50 off 2 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables Manufacturer Coupon

Oscar Meyer Bacon, $3.50 sale
(2) $1 off Oscar Meyer Bacon Target Coupon

Jimmy Dean Sausage, $2.50 sale
(2) $1 off Jimmy Dean Product Manufacturer Coupon

Kraft Shredded Cheese, $2.00 sale
$0.75 off Kraft Cheese Manufacturer Coupon (Target website)

Scope Mouthwash, $3.99 sale
$2.00 off Scope Manufacturer Coupon

Planters Nuts, $4.29
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $0.75 off Planters Products Target Coupon
$1 off 2 Planters Product Manufacturer Coupon

Spice World Garlic Powder, $1.00 Sale

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winn-Dixie Trip



Spent: $12.35
Saved: $8.55
Total Value: $20.90
Total Value: 41%


Chuck Steak was on sale. They were about $2.50 each.

Shredded Cheese, $2.00 Sale

Olive Oil, $3.99 Sale (This is always discounted there).
$1 off FP Olive Oil Coupon

Puffs, $1.25 Sale (not a good price but I needed it)
$0.25 off Puff's Coupon

Weekly Totals: Bought Meat at Publix?



Spent: $28.35
Saved: $21.94
Total Value: $50.29
Percent Saved: 44%

Yes, I bought meat at Publix. That's a rarity for me. The chicken quarters were $0.79/lb, which is acceptable and the roast was $2.49/lb. Target had it for $1.99/lb a week ago, but they didn't have that in stock (along with their $2.79 Hormel bacon). That is not a surprise. Here are the other highlights.

Zucchini and Green Beans, $0.99/lb sale

Broccoli, $2.00 Sale

Bell Pepper, $1.49/lb sale

Tomatoes, $0.99/lb

Publix Salad Blend, $2.00 sale

Lysol Wipes, $4.99
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 Lysol Wipes Coupon

$3 off $30 Purchase Publix Coupon from the newspaper

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Office Depot: Nice Deal on Computer Speakers

Office DEPOT


Spent: $21.29
Saved: $30.00
Total Vale: $51.29 ($49.99 before tax)
Percent Saved: 58%

The computer speakers that I had since 2002 finally blew out, so I was in need of a new set. Thankfully, I had a $10.00 off $20.00 coupon from Office Depot. I was able to combine that with a $20 instant savings sale on these speakers. 

Freebies at CVS



Out of Pocket: $1.08
Saved: $30.31
Total Value: $31.39
Percent Saved: 97%
ECBs Used: $13.00
ECBs Earned: $3.00

So, my $13 in ECBs expire during this sale cycle, so I needed to spend it, even if the prices of some of the items aren't the best. The One-A-Day vitamins were Buy One Get One 50% Off. I got the 60 count bottles for $8.29 and $4.15 before coupons. That came out to $6.21 per bottle.  Given that Target has the 100 count bottle on sale for $6.99, this wasn't the best deal. The 100 count bottle at CVS is $11.99. I've found that the BOGOs (whether they are free or 50% off) don't tend to be good deals at the drugstores. However, I was on my last vitamin and needed more, so this came in handy. Here are the highlights.

$4 off $20 CVS Coupon
$13 Extra Care Bucks

Oreos, Sale $1.00

Listerine, Sale $3.99
$1 off Listerine Mouthwash Coupon

Noxzema Wash, $4.49
$3 in Extra Care Bucks

Gain Dishwashing Soap, $0.99
$1.00 off Gain Dishwashing Soap Coupon

One-A-Day Vitamins
$2 off One-A-Day Vitamins
$1 off One-A-Day Vitamins

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekly Total: Half-Off



Spent: $35.85
Saved: $39.55
Total Value: $75.40
Percent Saved: 52%

This was a good week at Publix. Here are the highlights. 

$5 off $50 Publix Purchase Coupon (Received in the Mail)

(2) Weber Seasoning, Sale $1.50 each
$1 off meat wyb TWO Weber Seasoning Products
(I bought pork neckbones for this coupon since they are usually around $1.50 per pack)

Edy's Ice Cream, $5.29
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 Edy's Ice Cream Target Coupon

$1 off Produce Target Coupon
(All of the produce I bought was on sale except for the tomatoes and the green beans).

Maxwell House Coffee, Sale $2.50
$1 off Maxwell House Coffee Coupon

Viva Paper Towels, Sale $5.99
$0.50 off Viva Towels
(Yeah, not the best coupon, but I needed them and this was the best combination of price and quality I could find).

Coffee Mate Creamer, Sale $1.50
(2) $1.50 off Coffee Mate Coupon
That made both of them FREE!

Olivio Spreadable Butter, Sale $1.00
(2) $1.00 off Olivio Product Coupon
That made both of them FREE!

Eggs, $1.65
Free Dozen Large Eggs Target Coupon 
That made it FREE!

Gwaltney Bacon, Sale $2.99