Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Walgreens: $0.89 Listerine!

Spent: $2.16
Saved: $9.80
Total Value: $11.96
Percent Saved: 82%

So, TrueCouponing posted a Good Deal Alert! Buy a 500mL bottle of Listerine Total Care Zero Fresh Mint mouthwash and a $2.00 Catalina coupon for Listerine with no size restrictions comes out. The coupon printed as the product scanned, so there was no need for multiple transactions here. I was able to purchase two bottles that were already 50% as well as use the Catalina coupons in the same transaction. I may do this again on tomorrow after work.

(2) Listerine Total Care Mouthwash, $2.89 Sale
$2.00 off Listerine Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.89 each)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Winn-Dixie: Good $ on Truvia and $0.55/gal in fuelperks!

Spent: $22.58
Saved: $9.98
Total Value: $32.56
Percent Saved: 31%
fuelperks! Earned: $0.35/gal
Total fuelperks!: $0.55/gal

This wasn't the best spent/saved percentage trip. However, I got a good deal on Truvia sweetener. There was also a $0.10/gal fuelperks! deal for every Truvia purchased.  

Met $50 spending threshold so I got $0.05/gal in fuelperks!

(3) Truvia Sweetener, 80 count, $5.99 Sale
$0.10/gal in fuelperks! for every purchase
$0.75 off Truvia SavingStar E-Coupon
(2) $1.00 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
$0.75 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $4.82 each)

Ground Beef, $2.49/lb Sale

Pork Steaks, $1.79/lb Sale

CVS: Could of Been Free!

Spent: $2.79
Saved: $18.79
Total Value: $21.58
Percent Saved: 87%

ECBs Used: $2.00
ECBs Earned: $0.00

So, I scored a $2.00 store coupon for Nature Made products last week at the CVS ExtraCare machine. I was hoping I would score another $2.00 coupon again today, but it didn't work out. It's still a magnificent deal!

(2) Nature Made Multivitamins, 130 ct, $10.79
Buy One Get One Free
$2.00 off Nature Made Product CVS Coupon
(2) $2.00 off Nature Made Product Manufacturer Coupon
$2.00 ECBs from previous purchase
(Made it $1.40 each)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Publix: Close Call But Made It Out Successfully

Spent: $18.87
Saved: $26.76
Total Value: $45.63
Percent Saved: 59%

So, I had all of these things that I wanted to purchase on this trip, but I was either wrong about the size that was on sale or that applied to a particular coupon, or the item was out of stock. However, I was able to regroup and still meet my $30 threshold in order to use the $5.00 off $30.00 Publix Italian Days coupon. My total before coupons was $30.87. Wow! 

$5.00 off a $30.00 purchase Publix coupon

(2) Fresh Express Salad, $3.99, BOGO Free Sale
(Made it $2.00 each)

(2) Eat Smart Vegetables, $1.00 Sale

(2) Dawn Dish Detergent, 9 oz, $1.49
$1.00 off two Dawn Publix Coupon
(2) $0.25 off Dawn Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.74 each; not amazing but something)

(2) Planters Nuts, $3.89, BOGO Free Sale
$1.00 off two Planters Nuts Target Coupon
$1.50 off two Planters Nuts Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.78 each)

(2) Nestle Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Creamer, $1.67 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.67 each)

Chicken Leg Quarters, $0.99/lb Sale ($4.15 package)
$1.00 off Fresh Meat Target Coupon
(Made it $3.15 or $0.79/lb; not the best price, but the best known price this sale cycle)

Nature's Own Whole Wheat Buns, $2.00 Sale

Green Bell Pepper, $1.79/lb Sale

Regular Price Stuff

Publix Onion Soup Mix, $1.15
(2) Publix Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49
Publix Frozen Spinach, $1.49

Monday, February 20, 2012

CVS: Quarters...

Spent: $0.53
Saved: $11.44
Total Value: $11.97
Percent Saved: 96%

ECBs Used: $7.00
ECBs Earned: $2.00

It was a good thing I had some ECBs to burn to help absorb the cost of the coffee and lotion. I ended up getting $2.00 back in ECBs!

$7.00 in ECBs from previous purchase

Dial NutriSkin Lotion, $4.99 Sale
$2.00 in ExtraCare Bucks wyb Dial NutriSkin Lotion
$1.00 off Dial NutriSkin Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.99 before ECBs)

Folgers Coffee, $3.50 Sale
$0.25 off Folgers Coffee Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $3.25)

Winn-Dixie: Good Prices and $0.20/gal off Gas!

Spent: $31.98
Saved: $26.00
Total Value: $57.98
Percent Saved: 45%
fuelperks! Earned: $0.15 

This was done in two transactions. There is a Catalina deal on the Cottonelle toilet paper. This total does include a $3.69 item that is not pictured. So far, I have accumulated $0.20 in fuelperks! I have one more dollar to spend before I can get an additional $0.05/gal in gas. I will wait until the next sale cycle to see what I can score.

Transcation #1

Spent: $12.78
Saved: $6.98
Total Value: $19.76
Percent Saved: 35%

(2) Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 12=24 Pack, $6.00 Sale
$0.10/gal in fuelperks! for every two purchased
$2.00 off your next purchase when you by two 

Transaction #2

Spent: $19.20
Saved: $19.02
Total Value: $38.22
Percent Saved: 50%

Used $2.00 Catalina Coupon from Transaction #1

(2) Dole Salad Blend, $2.50 Sale
(2) $1.00 Dole Salad Blend Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each)

Bounty Basic Paper Towels, $5.49
$0.05 in fuelperks! for every one purchased
$1.00 one Bounty Coupon
(Made it $4.49)

Pure Via Sweetener, $1.99 Sale
$0.55 off Pure Via Sweetener
(Made it $1.44)

Kraft Shredded Cheese, 16oz, $3.99 Sale
$1.00 any brand 1lb cheese coupon
(Made it $2.99)

(2) Armour Meatballs, $4.99
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $2.50 each)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bi-Lo: First Experience w/ Doubling and Half Price BOGO

Spent: $5.43
Saved: $15.20
Total Value: $20.63
Percent Saved: 74%

So, I am in South Carolina visiting family this weekend. Given that there are more traditional grocery chains here than in Central Florida, I thought I'd take advantage of that and buy some non-perishables.   Unfortunately, there weren't too many super deals in the ads for the stores like Kroger, Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, Bi-Lo, and Publix. (Yes, I was going to scout Publix because they double coupons everywhere except Florida and southern Georgia. So, whatever I bought with coupons worth $0.50 or less would be cheaper here than in Florida.)

Anyway, I found two products at Bi-Lo that were great deals. I messed up a little bit on the Scotties facial tissues though. It was buy one get one free, and I naturally picked up four to couple with my $0.50 off three coupon that would double to $1.00. However, BOGO items outside of Florida ring up for half price, negating the need to purchase them in pairs. That only resulted in me paying $0.10 more per box, so it's not the end of the world. Since Florida doesn't double, I still got a better deal!  

(4) Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz, $3.29 
Buy One Get One Free (or $1.65 each)
(4) $1.00 off Blue Diamond Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.65 each)

(4) Scotties Facial Tissues, $1.79 
Buy One Get One Free (or $0.90 each)
$0.50 off three Scotties Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.65 each; Would have been $0.55 each if I bought three)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Office Depot: Printer Deal

Spent: $46.16
Saved: $53.83
Total Value: $99.83
Percent Saved: 60%

So, MacOS X Lion, Epson printers, and weren't getting along with each other. My coupons were printing at 30% of their size and not scanning. I got tired of holding up lines and explaining the issue to cashiers. There were no known troubleshooting techniques available. So, I dumped my Epson and bought this Brother MFC-J430W printer. My coupons print properly now. Yes! I used $17.73 in Office Depot rewards that I earned from December's 100% back offer on Energizer batteries as well as previous ink purchases and recycling to pay for the printer. Did I mention that the ink for this printer is cheaper than that for the Epson? Awesome!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Publix: Bacon Cheaper Than This?

Spent: $11.15
Saved: $23.78
Total Value: $34.93
Percent Saved: 68%

So, I got some coupons from a clipping service just in time for the final day of the Publix sale cycle. I had some extra $1.00 off two Publix coupons for the bacon that I wasn't going to use before the February 12 expiration date, so I left those on the shelf for others to take. I was supposed to pick up another pair of Planter's Nuts that were $0.90 a bottle, but I forgot. Pretty amazing deal on bacon considering the regular price for Smithfield, Oscar Meyer, and Hormel is $6.99-$7.99!

(6) Smithfield Bacon, 16 oz, $3.33 Sale
(3) $1.00 off two Smithfield Bacon Publix Coupon
(6) $1.00 off one Smithfield Bacon Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.83 each)

Plum Tomato, $0.99/lb Sale
(Made it $0.15)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winn-Dixie: Glad I Forgot to Buy Bagged Salad at Publix!

Spent: $1.79
Saved: $5.79
Total Value: $7.58
Percent Saved: 76%

So, as I was getting things ready for work on Sunday night, I realized that I didn't get the BOGO Fresh Express salad when I was at Publix. Thank goodness I didn't. I went to Winn-Dixie and the Dole Salads were BOGO. They also had $1.00 off ONE blinkies. The base price was also $0.20 cheaper than Fresh Express at Publix. Awesome!

Dole Spring Mix Salad, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1.00 off Dole Salad Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.90 each)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Publix: $0.95 Planters Nuts; Free Celery

Spent: $15.88
Saved: $15.71
Total Value: $31.59
Percent Saved: 50%

Florida Celery, $0.99 Sale
$1.00 Fresh Produce Target Coupon
(Made it FREE!)

(2) Planters Nuts, $4.39
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Planters Nuts Target Coupon
$1.50 off two Planters Nuts Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.95 each)

(2) Sargento Cheese, 8 oz, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
$0.55 off two Sargento Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.75 each)

(2) Jimmy Dean Sausage, $3.00
$1.00 off two Jimmy Dean Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.50 each)

Sedano's: No Coupons & Still DESTROY "Discount" Store Prices

Spent: $14.45

There is an Aldi pretty much next door to Sedano's. Aldi would have been a rip-off. Sedano's used to let you get two bags of leg quarters when they have this sale, but I found out at the register that it is only one. Oh, well. I think I'm stocked up for February. My total before the chicken was $10.55. Awesome!

Chicken Leg Quarters, 10lbs, $0.39/lb with a $10 purchase.
(Aldi Price: $0.79/lb per pound FROZEN)

Smoked Pork Neckbones, $2.99/lb
Buy One Get One Free
(Made it $1.50/lb)
(Aldi Price: Aldi doesn't sell it)

Tomatoes, $0.89/lb
(This was a HUGE tomato, so hard to compare to Aldi)

Green Cabbage, $0.29/lb
(Unaware of Aldi's price on this).

Green Peppers, $1.17/lb
(Most likely $1.50 or so at Aldi for two).

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CVS (Again): Super Cheap Body Wash! $0.57 Each Plus $7 Back

Spent: $2.28
Saved: $16.96
Total Value: $19.24
Percent Saved: 88%

ECBs Used: $7.00
ECBs Earned: $7.00

So, I ended up taking another trip to CVS. I could have done this last night, but I didn't realize that this would be a good deal until today. I was banking on scoring a good deal on the B3G1 Free deal on Gillette body wash at Publix, but the calculation on the blog I followed for that info was wrong. 

(4) Irish Spring Body Wash/3 Pack Bar Soap, $3.00 Sale
$6.00 in ECBs wyb $12 in Select Items
(3) $1.00 off Irish Spring Body Wash  Coupon
(1) $0.50 off Irish Spring Bar Soap Coupon

Used $6.00 ECB from yesterday.
Used $1.00 old ECB.

(Made it $0.38 each before tax and $0.57 each after tax)

Got $6.00 back for this transaction and $1.00 back for having a reusable bag.

CVS: Free Free Free (Except Tax) + $6 Back!

Spent: $0.78
Saved: $20.34
Total Value: $21.12
Percent Saved: 96%

ECBs Used: $0.00
ECBs Earned: $6.00

This was a great deal! I used three BOGO coupons from the 1/29 RedPlum newspaper insert. The coupons  rang up for $3.99 each, which is more than the price of the product. I alerted the cashier, but the cashier said that's how it would ring up. I expected to spend $5.00 out of pocket and get $6.00 back in ECBs, but I ended up just paying sales tax and getting $6.00 back in ECBs! I could have gotten three more of the coupons and did a second transaction, but I am not a shelf-clearer (though there were PLENTY in stock) and I'd probably drown with that much deodorant. Props to True Couponing for the heads up!

(6) Speed Stick Deodorant, $1.99 Sale
$6.00 in ExtraCare Bucks wyb $12 of marked products
(3) Buy One Get One Free Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE!)

Publix: Totally Free (Except Tax)

Spent: $0.28 (Sales Tax)
Saved: $5.00
Total Value: $5.28
Percent Saved: 95%

So, I ran into Publix last night, because this gum was on sale for $0.99 in the Yellow Advantage Buy Circular that expiring that day. It looks as though the regular price at my store is $0.99. Either way, it's free! My pretax total was -$0.05.

(5) Mentos UP2U Gum, $0.99 Sale
(5) $1.00 off Mentos UP2U Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it FREE!)