Monday, October 31, 2011

Walgreens: Love Those Blue Diamond Almonds!

Spent: $2.18
Saved: $6.99
Total Value: $9.17
Percent Saved: 76%

Did I mention that I love those Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds?

Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds, $3.59
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.30 each)

Dozen Eggs, $1.59

$2.00 Register Reward from Previous Purchase

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winn-Dixie: Digital Savings!

Spent: $7.69
Saved: $7.30
Total Value: $14.99
Percent Saved: 49%

I used the SavingStar service to save an additional $0.55 off of the Johnsonville sausage that was on sale. After a total of $5.00, they will send me a gift card. 

Johnsonville Sausage, $2.50 Sale
$0.55 off Johnsonville SavingStar coupon
(Made it $1.95)

Pork Shoulder Blade Steaks, $4.19/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.10/lb)
The packages were $5.74 and $5.26, so I got the latter for free. 

Publix: 50% off and free toothpaste!

Spent: $19.86
Saved: $20.63
Total Value: $40.49
Percent Saved: 51%

I usually only buy razors at drug stores, but this was a good price. I also got free toothpaste, which is usually another drugstore-only item for me. 

Crest Toothpaste, $2.00 Sale
$1.00 off Crest Publix Coupon
$1.00 off Crest Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE!)

Schick Hydro 5 Razor, $6.79 Sale
$5.00 off Schick Hydro Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.79)

Eat Smart Vegetables (Bag of Broccoli), $1.00 Sale

Publix Butter, 16 oz, $3.00 Sale

Carolina Pride Bacon, $3.00 Sale
(I didn't get the $0.50 coupon for this in my paper)

Fresh Express Salad Mix, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.00 each)

Publix Shredded Cheese, $2.50 Sale

Zucchini Squash, $1.49/lb Sale

Saturday, October 29, 2011

CVS: Free Candy, $10 Back on $50 Gift Card!

Okay. So there's no point in doing a Spent/Saved for this. I went mainly for the iTunes card. There was a $10 ECB back on that. I also got $1 back in ECB for my reusable bag during this trip. The candy was listed as $3.50, but it rang up at $3.00. I had a $3.00 ECB to spend, which made this candy free except for the $0.20 in sales tax. Awesome trip.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Political Party Differences on Spending

When it comes to spending, it seems like there is the only one small difference between the two parties:

  • Democrats don't want to cut anything except for perhaps the military and special tax breaks.
  • Republicans want to cut everything except for the program(s) from which they as individuals receive benefits. 
Nevermind. There doesn't seem to be that much of a difference after all. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Publix Promise Again! $0.48 for this!

Spent: $0.48

So, I went to Publix last night because I forgot some stuff. The Johnsonville Italian sausage was priced at $3.99 on the shelf. I had a  $1.00 coupon to go with it. However, it rang up at $4.29 on the register. I caught it and had the price verified. Publix's policy is to give you the item for free if the price rings up differently than the price listed on the shelf. On top of that, they still scanned the coupon! That $1.00 of overage helped to cover the green beans!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Walgreens: Spend $2 + Get $2 = Free?

Spent: $2.26
Saved: $3.00
Total Value: $5.26
Percent Saved: 57%

RR's Earned: $2.00

(2) DenTek Flossers, $2.00 Sale
$2.00 Register Rewards web two Dentek Flossers
(2) $1.00 Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.00 each not including RRs)

CVS: Spent $0.67 & Got $3.00 Back!

Spent: $0.67
Saved: $11.45
Total Value: $12.12
Percent Saved: 94%

ECBs Used: $5.00
ECBs Earned: $3.00

This was a great trip. This also included a piece of candy, which is not pictured.

Shick Hydro 3 Razor, $8.29 Sale
$3.00 ECBs wyb Shick Hydro Razor
$5.00 off Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.29 not including ECBs)

Dawn Ultra, 9 oz, $.97 Sale
$0.25 off Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.72)

Candy, $1.00

Used $5.00 ECBs from previous purchase

Winn-Dixie: $0.26 Mr. Clean Cleaner!

Spent: $15.66
Saved: $24.27
Total Value: $39.93
Percent Saved: 61%

The biggest deal at Winn-Dixie was the Buy One Get One Free sale for the Mr. Clean products.  You are allowed to combine cents/dollars off coupons with "Get X when you buy Y" coupons. I got four bottles, which meant that I would pay for two of them and get two of them free. My Buy Two Get One Free coupon attached to one of the paid bottles, making it free. Then I added three $0.75 coupons, which attached to the other three items. That made them about a quarter each! Regular price is $3.29!

Mr. Clean Multi-Purpose Cleaner, 32 oz, $3.29
Buy One Get One Free
Buy Two Get One Free Manufacturer Coupon
(3) $0.75 off Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.26 each)

Beef Loin T-Bone Steak, $4.49 Sale
(That is what the package cost, and wasn't the cost per pound)

Chicken Thighs, $1.79/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $0.90 per pound)

Broccoli Bunch, $2.00 Sale

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walgreens: Cheap Stuff!

Spent: $2.26
Saved: $7.87
Total Value: $10.13
Percent Saved: 78%

This was done in two transactions. 

Transaction #1

Spent: $1.72
Saved: $3.49
Total Value: $5.21
Percent Saved: 67%

Reach Total Care Floss, $2.99 Sale
$2.00 Register Reward wyb Reach Floss
$1.00 off Reach Floss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.99 out of pocket; FREE including RRs)

Tuf Paper Towel Roll, $0.50 Sale (with store coupon)

$1.00 Register Reward from previous purchase.

Transaction #2

(2) Walgreens Foil, 25 sq ft, $0.69 Sale (with store coupon)
(2) Tuf Paper Towel Rolls, $0.50 Sale (with store coupon)

$2.00 Register Reward from Transaction #1

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie: Got me $0.10/gal off gas!

Spent: $10.81
Saved: $8.99
Total Value: $19.80
Percent Saved: 45%

So, the Dole Salad gave me $0.05/gal each on fuelperks! Awesome!

Hefty Storage Bags, 22 count, $2.59
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Hefty Storage Products Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.80 each)

Dole Salad, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free
$0.05/gal fuelperks! per bag
(Made it $1.90)

Winn-Dixie Large Eggs, $1.49 Sale
I had a $0.55 off two coupon but I didn't think about it until I got to the store.

Zucchini, $1.49/lb Sale

Jumbo Sweet Onion, $0.99/lb Sale

Large Vine Ripe Tomato, $1.99 Sale

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Walgreens: Well, the Prices Were Cheaper Than the SuperCenter

Spent: $14.07
Saved: $11.00
Total Value: $25.07
Percent Saved: 44%

I got some decent prices on some items at Walgreens. Actually, I think the detergent was a pretty good deal. The lotion was definitely cheaper than what I would have paid for it at a supercenter. I was going to get the Dial for Men, but the regular version had 5 more ounces. 

All Detergent, 150 oz, $9.99 Sale
$1.00 Register Reward wyb All Detergent
$1.00 off All Detergent Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $8.99; $1.00 to use on next purchase)

Dial Lotion, $4.99 Sale
$1.00 off Dial Lotion Walgreens Coupon
$1.00 off Dial Lotion Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.99)

(2) Tic Tac, $0.99
$1.00 off two Tic Tac Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49 each)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grocery-Roundup: Nice Deals Within

Spent: $23.43
Saved: $21.17
Total Value: $44.60
Percent Saved: 47%

Every single item bought was on sale. I was even able to snag a store coupon the sausage since it would be expiring on 10/12. 

Gorton's Shrimp, $8.29
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Gorton's Products Manufacturer Coupon
$1.00 off two Gorton's Products SavingStar e-Coupon
(Made it $3.15 each)

Uncle John's Beef Smoked Sausage, $3.00 Sale
$1.50 off Winn-Dixie Coupon
(Made it $1.50)

Chicken Thighs, $1.79/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $0.90/lb)

Dole Salad, $2.00 Sale

Winn-Dixie Bacon, $3.00 Sale

Spent: $20.54
Saved: $14.51
Total Value: $35.05
Percent Saved: 43%

The best deal this week was definitely the salad dressing followed by the nuts and broccoli.

Hidden Valley Farmhouse Original Dressing, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free
 (2) $1.00 off Hidden Valley Farmhouse Dressing Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.85 each)

Planters Nuts, $3.19
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Planters Nuts Target Coupon
(Made it $1.10 each)

Publix Large Eggs, 18 ct, $2.00 Sale

Armour Meatballs, $2.50 Sale

Free to Be Healthy Pasta Sauce, $1.69 Sale
(This was cheaper than the Publix Brand without a coupon)

Publix Shredded Cheese, 8 ou, $2.50
(This is going up. This would usually go on sale for $2.00 or less)

Eat Smart Vegetables, Broccoli, $1.67 Sale

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CVS: Spent $5.72; Got $5 Back; Not a Money Trasher!

Spent: $5.72
Saved: $24.35
Total Value: $30.07
Percent Saved: 81%

ECBs Used: $6.50
ECBs Earned: $5.00

So, I was able to get a Proctor & Gamble insert from a friend today, and I went ahead and bought another paper as well (that underwent a PRICE INCREASE today). I needed the Febreze coupons to buy some refills to go with the Febreze NOTICEables warmer I got for free from Walmart.  I had $6.50 in ECBs to use. I had $4.00 from my last purchase, $2.00 from the CVS MoneyTrasher promotion, and $0.50 ECBs from my quarterly spending. I certainly don't get too many ECBs from quarterly spending, because I don't get to spend too much at CVS! :-) Here we go!

(4) Febreze NOTICEables Warmer Double Scented Refill, $3.99 Sale
$5.00 in ECBs wyb $15.00 in Frebreze Products
(2) $1.00 off Febreze NOTICEable Refills Manufacturer Coupon
$2.00 off two Frebreze Products Coupon
(Made it $2.99 each before ECBs)

Filippo Berio Olive Oil, 16 ou $3.99
$1.00 off Filippo Berio Olive Oil Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.99)

Dawn Ultra, 9 ou, $0.97
$0.25 off Dawn Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.72)

$4.00 ECBs
$2.00 Money Trasher ECBs
$0.50 Quarterly Spending ECBs

Received: $5.00 ECBs for next purchase

Orlando Sentinel Decides Not to Print P&G for My Route Today

So, I subscribe to the Orlando Sentinel. Other than some delivery issues when I first subscribed that was fixed with account credits, I haven't had issues with them since. I've certainly never had a missing insert.

So today, I thumb through my newspaper before church because I have some Proctor & Gamble stuff  I want to get from CVS this morning. Behold, there is no insert!  I usually  clip a lot from the P&G inserts, and the day I actually plan to use it, it's missing! I call the Sentinel, and they say that the insert was not printed for my route. What's up with that? Now, I have to go to the store and BUY another paper just to get the insert I need? If I didn't have a $4/$20 CVS coupon that expires tomorrow, I would just order the insert from a clipping service or something out of protest of giving Orlando Sentinel more money. 

Well, at least the newspaper will pay for itself...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Publix: Cheap Coffee and Meat

Spent: $29.26
Saved: $26.28
Total Value: $55.54
Percent Saved: 47%

I didn't quite push over 50%, but that's how it is most of the time on a low-carb diet. I RARELY buy fresh meat from Publix because of the prices, but the right price on beef ribs combined with a competitor coupon made it a good deal.

Spring Mix Salad, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.00 each)

8 O'Clock Coffee, $6.60
Buy One Get One Free
$2.00 off two 8 O'Clock Coffee Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.30 each)

Gorton's Grilled Shrimp, $5.99
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Gorton's Products Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.50 each)

Beef Ribs, $2.49/lb Sale
$1.00 off Fresh Meat Target Coupon
(Made it $2.10/lb)

Publix Cheddar Chunk Cheese, 16 ou, $4.49
$1.00 off Any Brand Cheese (1lb or more) Coupon
(Made it $3.49)

Smithfield Bacon, 16 ou, $3.34 Sale