Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grocery Round-Up: 20lbs of Chicken for $7.80!

Sedano's


Spent: $14.23
Saved: $8.50
Total Value: $22.73
Percent Saved: 37%

When calculating how much you saved, you are calculating your savings based on the highest amount for which the item was sold at that particular store. When you compare the prices of the produce I got to the typical sale price of these items at Publix or Winn-Dixie, I think the savings are greater.

Chicken Leg Quarters, $0.39/lb (got 2 bags)
(Currently on sale for $0.89/lb at Winn-Dixie)

Broccoli, $1.89
(Typically goes on sale for $2.00 at P and W/D but can go lower during peak season)

Celery, $0.50
(Was on sale for $0.99 at Publix in the previous cycle; regular price at Sedano's is $0.99)

Zucchini Squash, $0.59/lb
(Sale price is using $0.99/lb at other stores)

Yellow Onion, $0.59/lb
(Typically on sale at other stores for $0.99/lb)

Green Peppers, $0.99/lb
(Typically $1.49-$2.49/lb at other stores)

They had tomatoes for $0.59 but they were out. I guess the shortage and the really low price caused a sell-out.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winn-Dixie: Sale Items w no Coupons


Winn✓Dixie


Spent: $20.32
Saved: $9.73
Total Value: $30.05
Percent Saved: 32%

So, I was going to go to Walmart to get some containers and nuts. I decided that I didn't want to fight the parking and the lines, so I just went to Winn-Dixie. The containers were actually on BOGO, which most likely gave me greater savings than Walmart could have provided. Unfortunately, there were no coupons available for any of the items I bought, but I am satisfied with the prices. I also got some meat to get me through the rest of the week.

Planters Peanuts, $2.50 Sale

Rubbermaid Containers, $3.49
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.75 each)

Beef Spare Ribs, $2.49/lb Sale

Beef Chuck Eye Steak, $3.99/lb Sale 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Walgreens: Free Splenda!

Walgreens


Spent: $1.28
Saved: $5.70
Total Value: $6.98
Percent Saved: 82%

I got free Splenda at Walgreens. I was hoping to get the packets, since 98% of the time, I'm using this in coffee, but the shelf was clear. I took the last box of granulated that they had of this size to use with the sale and coupon. I planned to swing by Walgreens on the way to church this morning, but that didn't quite work out. Happy Easter everyone!

Splenda, 3.8 oz Granulated or 100 packets, $2.99 Sale
$3 off Splenda Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE!)

Eggs, $1.29 Sale


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grocery Round-Up: Make Your Own Sale


Publix


Spent: $16.52
Saved: $18.62
Total Value: $35.14
Percent Saved: 53%

This is the same ad specials as last week. Publix extended its sale cycle for Easter. I made my own deal on the Charmin toilet paper. The equivalent Cottonelle that was on sale was $6.49. The $0.50 coupon would have made it $5.99. I bought the Charmin at full price ($8.99) and was able to bring the price down to $5.49 and score FREE wipes with it as well. 

Fresh Express Salad, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.85)

Charmin MegaRolls (6=24), $8.99
Charmin Fresh Wipes, $2.89
$2.50 off Charmin Toilet Paper and Wipes Target Coupon
Free Charmin Fresh Wipes (up to $2.99) wyb Charmin Toilet Paper Publix Coupon
$1.00 off Charmin MegaRolls Manufacturer Coupon
(Made the toilet paper $5.49 and the wipes FREE)

Kraft Shredded Cheese, $1.67 Sale
$1 off Kraft Shredded Cheese w/ Touch of Philadelphia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.67 each)

Fresh Green Beans, $0.99/lb Sale

Green Bell Pepper, $1.49/lb Sale

Tomato on the Vine, $1.99/lb Sale

Celery, $0.99 Sale

Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49

Sunday, April 17, 2011

CVS Giftcard Stretcher: Cheap Shampoo

CVS/pharmacy


Gift Card Beginning Balance: $10.75
Spent: $0.74
Saved: $5.99
Total Value: $6.73
Percent Saved: 89%

ECBs Used: $0.00
ECBs Earned: $2.00

Gift Card End Balance: $10.01


This was supposed to be a sales tax only trip. I went in with $3 in ECBs, but I got overage on a free item coupon I had for the hand sanitizer, which didn't allow me to use the ECBs. Well, at least I have $5.00 in ECBs now!


Head & Shoulders Shampoo, $4.79 Sale
$2 in ECBs wyb Head & Shoulders Shampoo
$2 off Head & Shoulders Shampoo Manufacturer Coupon


Essence of Beauty Hand Sanitizer, $1.77
Free Essence of Beauty Product CVS Coupon (up to $3.99)
Yeah, I got the least girly looking/smelling bottle. Too bad there was no full size of it available. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekly Grocery Wrap-Up 4/16


Publix


Spent: $27.18
Saved: $28.27
Total Value: $55.45
Percent Saved: 51%

I got half off retail on my purchase at Publix. There weren't a lot of coupons for the stuff I bought, but the sale prices on the items I did buy where good.

Oscar Mayer Bacon, $6.99
Buy One Get One Free
$1 Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon Publix Coupon
(Made it $3.00 each)

Mentos Gum, $3.29
Buy One Get One Free
$1 off Mentos Gum Manufacturer Coupon
$0.35 off Mentos Gum Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.97 each)

Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia, $1.67 Sale
(2) $1 off Kraft w/Touch Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.67 each)

Fresh Express Salad, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.85 each)

Publix Butter, $2.50 Sale

Fresh Green Beans, $0.99/lb Sale

Zucchini, $0.99/lb Sale

Broccoli, $2.00 Sale

Celery, $0.99

Tomato on the Vine, $1.99/lb Sale

Publix Parmesan Cheese, $2.89 (yuck)

Publix Soda, $0.89


Winn✓Dixie


Spent: $13.65
Saved: $3.00
Total Value: $16.65
Percent Saved: 18%

Yeah, this wasn't a dramatic trip, but the meat is what I really went there for this week. The chicken was $0.69/lb (10 lbs), the ground beef was manager's special of $2.20/lb because it expires tomorrow, and the onions were $2.50 (3lbs). I was overcharged on the tomato sauce, but I didn't feel like holding up the register over $0.10. I could have gotten the beef from Aldi for $1.99/lb and the onions for $0.59 for a 3lb bag at Sedano's, but I just didn't think going to multiple stores was worth it. I had a $1 off coupon from my last visit that helped with this trip. 


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weekly Grocery Round-Up: 64% off


Winn✓Dixie


Spent: $7.65
Saved: $13.41
Total Value: $21.06
Percent Saved: 64%

Good Week at Winn-Dixie. I still have chicken left over from Sedano's, so I bought some pork to vary it up. I also got a $1 off next purchase Catalina coupon from Dole at the register.

Pork Steaks, $3.99/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made them $1.99/lb)

Dole Salad, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free
$1 off 2 Dole Salad Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.40 each)

Kraft Shredded Cheese w/ Touch of Philadelphia, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1 off Kraft Shredded Cheese w/ Touch of Philadelphia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.00 each)


Publix


Spent: $21.78
Saved: $24.15
Total Value: $45.93
Percent Saved: 53%

Here are the highlights:

Wish Bone Dressing, $2.89
Buy One Get One Free
$1.50 off 2 Wish Bone Dressing Target Coupon
(2) $0.40 off Wish Bone Dressing Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.30 each)

Emerald Almonds, $5.79
Buy One Get One Free
$1.50 off 2 Emerald Nuts Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.15 each)

Green Giant Steamers Veggies, $2.39
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $0.50 off Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
(Made it $0.70 each)

Weber Seasoning, $1.69 Sale
$1.00 off Weber Seasoning Manufacturer Coupon
$1.00 off meat wyb two Weber Seasoning Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.69 each)

Johnsonville Italian Sausage, $3.50 Sale
$1 off Johnsonville Italian Sausage Manufacturer Coupon 
(Made it $2.50)

Zucchini, $1.29/lb sale



CVS Giftcard Stretcher: Free Body Wash

CVS/pharmacy

Gift Card Beginning Balance: $13.07

Spent: $2.32
Saved: $8.10
Total Value: $10.42
Percent Saved: 78%

ECBs Used: $2.00
ECBs Earned: $3.00

Gift Card End Balance: $10.75

I had a BOGO Right Guard Body Wash coupon. I wanted to use it with the BOGO sale a Walgreens a few weeks ago, but I missed it. This was pretty decent. If you include the ECBs earned as part of the price, I made a $0.68 profit.

Right Guard Body Wash, $3.88 Sale
$3.00 in Extra Care Bucks
Buy One Get One Free Manufacturer Coupon
Used $2.00 in previous ECBs
(Made it $0.94 each cash; money maker if you include ECBs)





Walgreens: Saved 57%; $0.99 for $13 Razor

Walgreens



Spent: $8.45
Saved: $11.00
Total Value: $19.45
Percent Saved: 57%

I went to Walgreens first thing this morning. I walked in with $2 in Register Rewards and I got $4 back in Register Rewards in this transaction that I used to buy another item. The Gillette Razor came in a special package that included shaving cream at the price of the razor alone. Awesome!

Gillette ProGlide Razor, $9.99 Sale
$4 in Register Rewards 
$5 off Gillette ProGlide Fusion Razor Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $4.99 cash or $0.99 when you include RRs)

Puffs Tissues, $0.99 Sale
$0.50 off Puffs Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49)

Glade Car Oil, $3.99
$2 Register Rewards from previous purchase
(Made it $1.99)