Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Walgreens: Free Dish Soap

Walgreens




Spent: $6.94
Saved: $7.90
Total Value: $14.84
Percent Saved: 53%

Fiber Choice, 90 count, $9.99 Sale
$2 in Register Rewards 
$3 off Fiber Choice 90 count Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $6.99)

Gain Dish Soap, $0.89 Sale
$1 off Gain Dish Soap Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

CVS Giftcard Stretcher: Just Sales Tax

CVS/pharmacy


Gift Card Beginning Balance: $14.45
Spent: $0.26
Saved: $13.16
Total Value: $13.42
Percent Saved: 98% (100% if you don't include tax)

ECBs Used: $0.00
ECBs Earned: $0.00

Gift Card End Balance: $14.19

The 250mL bottles of Listerine were on sale for $1.00 each. There was a $2 off 2 Listerine Antiseptic, Listerine Pocket Packs, Reach Floss, etc. internet coupon. I used two of those coupons and walked out just paying sales tax. Thanks Southern Savers

The regular price of the bottles, which are $3.29 each, show how the cost per unit changes with the size of the bottle. $3.99 is usually a sale price for the 1 Liter bottle. 

Grocery Round-Up: $0.39/lb Chicken and $0.50 Cheese

Sedano's


Spent: $12.52
Saved: $8.70
Total Value: $21.22
Percent Saved: 41%

Sedano's, the Miami based grocery chain has some great meat prices from time to time. You can't get much lower than $0.39 per pound for chicken leg quarters. I've seen them at $0.29 per pound before, but it rarely gets that low. They also had some good produce prices. 

Chicken Leg Quarters, $0.39/lb
(Compare to the $0.89-$0.99 regular price at Publix and Winn-Dixie)

Green Beans, $0.89/lb
(Compare to the current $1.29/lb sale at Publix and the $1.69/lb current market price)

Yellow Onions, $0.45/lb
(Compare to $1.50/lb market price)

Green Bell Pepper, $1.49/lb
(Compare to $2.99/lb price at Publix)

Sedano's 25 Sq. Ft Foil Paper, $0.69
(Compare to $1.19 price for Publix brand equivalent)





Publix


Spent: $5.65
Saved: $6.28
Total Value: $11.93
Percent Saved: 53%

Yeah, this was a small-purchase week at Publix. The only sale item was the cheese.

Kraft Shredded Cheese, 8 ou, $2.00 Sale
$1.50 off two Kraft Shredded Cheese Target Coupon
$1.50 off two Kraft Shredded Cheese Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.50 each)



Thursday, March 24, 2011

CVS Giftcard Stretcher: Batteries

CVS/pharmacy


Gift Card Beginning Balance: $18.70

Spent: $4.35
Saved: $3.99
Total Value: $8.34
Percent Saved: 48%

Gift Card End Balance: $14.45

This one is nothing spectacular. I needed batteries for the Swiffer Jet Kit I bought. It was Buy One Get One Free. I had no ECBs to redeem. Hopefully, I will earn some this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CVS Giftcard Stretcher

CVS/pharmacy




Gift Card Beginning Balance: $21.48

Spent: $2.78
Saved: $5.01
Total Value: $7.79
Percent Saved: 64%

ECBs Used: $1.99
ECBs Earned: $0.00

Gift Card End Balance: $18.70

Scott Paper Towels, $5.47 Sale
$1 off Scott Paper Towels Manufacturer Coupon
 

Target: Swiffer WetJet Starter and Refill for $9.99!

Target


Spent: $22.98
Saved: $20.33
Total Value: $43.31
Percent Saved: 47%

So, I went to Target for the Swiffer Deal and heavy whipping cream. It was on sale for $1 less two weeks ago, but the coupons made it worth it today. I use the heavy cream in my coffee. It rarely goes on sale and the SuperCenters always have the best price on that. Aldi had a better price, but they apparently only sell them during Christmas season. I might switch to Half & Half since it is cheaper. Store coupons made this a successful trip.

Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit, $19.99
$5 off Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit Target Coupon
$5 off Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $9.99)

Swiffer WetJet Refill, $6.19
Free Swiffer WetJet Refill (up to $7.00) wyb Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it Free!)

One-A-Day, 100 count, $7.04
$2 off One-A-Day Vitamins Target Coupon
$2 off One-A-Day Vitamins Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.04)

Dozen Eggs, $1.69
($1.29 at Walgreens this week; unfortunately, Target won't match eggs)

Canned Green Beans, $0.60

Heavy Whipping Cream, 32 ounces, $3.99
(You'd pay the same or a few cents MORE for half of this at Publix or Winn-Dixie)


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Weekly Grocery Roundup: 56% at Publix, 51% at Winn-Dixie


Publix



Spent: $17.65
Saved: $22.47
Total Value: $40.12
Percent Saved: 56%

Small purchase but good week at Publix. Here are the highlights:

Emerald Almonds, $5.79
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 off Emerald Nut Product Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.90 each)

Lysol Wipes/Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, $2.00 Sale
$2/2 Lysol Cleaning Products Winn-Dixie Coupon
$1 off Lysol Wipes Manufacturer Coupon
$0.75 off Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.13 each)

Oscar Mayer Bacon, $3.89 Sale (yuck)
(2) $1 off Publix Produce wyb any Oscar Mayer Meat Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.89 each)

Green Beans & Zucchini, $1.29/lb sale


Winn✓Dixie


Spent: $23.99
Saved: $24.47
Total Value: $48.26
Percent Saved: 51%

I decided to take a break from chicken and get some pork and beef for this week. It's good that some good sales came this week to match!

Dole Salad, $2.50 Sale
(2) $1 off Dole Salad Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)

Zip Lock Freezer Bags, 24 ct, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free
$1.25 off two Zip Lock Storage Bags Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.82 each)

Beef Chuck Boneless Roast, $4.99/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.50/lb)

Pork Shoulder Blade Steak, $3.69/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.85/lb)

Winn-Dixie Cheese, 8 ou, $2.00 Sale

Winn-Dixie Plastic Forks, 24 ct, $0.79 Sale




Sunday, March 13, 2011

Walgreens Trip

Walgreens



Spent: $6.20
Saved: $7.98
Total Value: $14.18
Percent Saved: 56%

I did this in two transactions. The Listerine had a $1 Register Reward and I used that to help pay for everything else.

Listerine, 1L,  $3.99 Sale
$1 Register Rewards
$1 off Coupon
(Made it $1.99)

Truvia, 40 count, $2.50 Sale
(2) $1 Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)

Reynolds Foil Paper, $0.89 Sale


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Publix: $10 in Free Gas!


Publix


Spent: $65.11
Saved: $23.02
Total Value: $88.13
Percent Saved: 26%

Yeah, it doesn't seem like much. Publix had their gas card special this week. Spend $25 and get $10  off the purchase of ANY $50 gas card. I made sure the $25 was spent on well-priced items. Here are the highlights:

Clorox Bleach (not pictured), $1.67 sale
$0.50 off Clorox Bleach Winn-Dixie Coupon
(Made it $1.07, would have been cheaper if I could print the manufacturer coupon)

Planters Nuts, $2.00 Sale

Smithfield Bacon, $3.00 Sale

Cabbage, $0.29/lb Sale

Sargento Shredded Cheese, $2.00 Sale
$1 off 2 Sargento Shredded Cheese Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)

Broccoli, $2.00 Sale

Tomato Sauce, $0.23 Sale

Jimmy Dean Sausage, $3.00 Sale
(2) $0.55 off Jimmy Deal Sausage Rolls Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.45 each)

Gas Card (not pictured), $50.00
$10 off $50 Gas Card with $25.00 purchase Publix coupon
(Made it $40.00)