Monday, May 28, 2012

Winn-Dixie: Cheap Stevia and $0.60/gal off gas!

Spent: $18.19
Saved: $26.81
Total Value: $45.00
Percent Saved: 60%

fuelperks! Earned: $0.25/gal
fuelperks! to Date: $0.60/gal

There were some great sales and coupons to go with them at Winn-Dixie this week. I had the $5/$30 from Enjoy the City and my total before coupons was $30.84. Awesome!

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon

(3) Pure Via Sweetener, 40 ct, $1.99
$0.05 in fuelperks! each
(3) $1.00 off Pure Via Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.99 each; $0.15/gal off gas)

(2) Reynolds Recycled Foil, 50 ft, $1.74 Clearance
(2) $0.75 off Reynolds Foil Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.99 each)

(2) Dole Spinach Salad, $3.00 Sale
(2) $1.00 off Dole Salad Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00 each)

Hillshire Farms Sausage, $2.50 Sale
$0.55 off Hillshire Farms Sausage Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.95)

Snuggle Fabric Softener, $2.99 Sale
$0.05/gal in fuelperks! each
$0.50 off Snuggle Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.49; $0.05/gal off gas)

Beef Back Ribs, $1.99/lb Sale

Pork Neck Bones, $1.99/lb

Publix: Free Rotisserie Chicken & Other Great Deals!

Spent: $23.05
Saved: $30.72
Total Value: $53.77
Percent Saved: 57%

When I saw the rotisserie chicken and Proctor & Gamble deal in the ad, I thought I was going to pass. But then I got to Publix and they had the "Running In, Running Out" coupon sheets in the kiosk on the way in with $2 Bounty store coupons. That got me. The downside is that I was there in the morning, and the deli didn't have the chicken ready. So I did have to wait a while, but it was free! Here are the highlights. 

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon

Publix Rotisserie Chicken, $7.39
Buy 3 Select Proctor & Gamble Products and Get Free Chicken Promotion
(Made it FREE!) 

(2) Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 6 Mega Rolls, $7.49 Sale
(2) $2.00 off Bounty Publix Coupon
($) $1.00 off Bounty Basic Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $4.49 each)

Charmin Toilet Paper, 12 Double Rolls, $7.49 Sale
$0.50 off Charmin Target Coupon
$1.00 off Charmin Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $6.00)

Bush's Grillin' Beans, $2.39
Buy One Get One Free
$1.50 off Bush's Grillin' Beans Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.45 each; Would have made a $0.61 profit if I could have printed a 2nd coupon, but I messed that up)

Kraft Shredded Cheese, 8 oz, $2.50 Sale
$1.50 off Kraft Shredded Cheese Publix Coupon

Cascadia Organic Jelly, $1.67 Sale

Plum Tomato, $0.63/lb

Green Bell Pepper, $1.99/lb

Campbell's French Onion Soup, $1.67 

Zucchini Squash, $1.69/lb Sale

Monday, May 21, 2012

Walgreens: Free is Good

Spent: $10.71
Saved: $26.00
Total Value: $36.71
Percent Saved: 71%

This was done in three transactions. I only planned to do two, but I learned that if you buy the same Register Reward item in a transaction, only one of them will print. Thankfully, they gave me a refund and I was able to separate the items and get both Register Rewards. Luck would have it that Walgreen's equivalent of Cerave face wash was on clearance, so I used the Register Rewards to get them for free! I had to buy a $0.10 piece of candy to cover the negative balance!

Transaction #1 and #2

Sleep Sheets, $4.99 Sale
$5.00 in Register Rewards

Transaction #3

(2) Walgreen's Hydrating Cleanser, $4.99 
(2) $5.00 Register Rewards

Laffy Taffy, $0.10

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Winn-Dixie: Good Meat Prices, $0.35/gal off gas!

Spent: $26.78
Saved: $14.78
Total Value: $41.56
Percent Saved: 36%

fuelperks! earned: $0.10/gal
fuelperks! to Date: $0.35/gal

This Winn-Dixie trip was a little different than I planned. I didn't think I would spend much money, so I only brought one $5/$30 coupon with me, which I used at Publix. Furthermore, I thought I would use a coupon on the salad, but the Spring Mix wasn't a good price. There is a personal care item that is not pictured that was an unadvertised deal as well. Nevertheless, the deals I got were great. There were tons of unadvertised deals that will warrant me going back before the cycle ends. 

(2) Dole Spinach, $1.99
$0.05 in fuelperks! for every two

Beef Back Ribs, $1.99/lb Sale

Pork Steaks, $2.49/lb Sale

Winn-Dixie Freezer Bags, 40 ct, $2.50 Sale

Winn-Dixie Shredded Cheese, 1 pound, $4.99 Sale
$1.00 off any brand cheese coupon
(Made it $3.99)

Publix: Raincheck Savings!

Spent: $26.22
Saved: $37.00
Total Value: $63.22
Percent Saved: 58%

In March, I made a raincheck for the Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds when they were Buy One Get One Free. They finally arrived! There was a mix-up with the size of the package, and the one Publix thought I wanted was discontinued. Walgreens is the only store that I know of that sells this flavor, and their base price is $3.59. Publix's price is $3.19. Publix also has a policy of allowing you to use expired coupons with a raincheck as long as that coupon was available at the time of the intended purchase. That definitely came in favor for this. 

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon

(6) Blue Diamond Almonds, $3.19
Buy One Get One Free (raincheck)
(6) $1.00 off Blue Diamond Almond Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.60 each)

(2) Kraft BBQ Sauce, $1.85
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Kraft BBQ Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.43 each)

(2) Hallmark Cards
Buy One Get One Free Publix Coupon

(4) Del Monte Canned Vegetables, $1.39
(2) Del Monte Canned Tomatoes, $1.59
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off Five Del Monte Canned Vegetables
(Made it $0.60 each) 

Baily's Coffee Creamer, $1.67 Sale
$0.55 off one Baily's Creamer Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.12; not the best price, but I needed it)

Smithfield Bacon, $3.33 Sale

Eat Smart Broccoli, $2.00 Sale

Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage, $3.39 Sale

Publix Feta Cheese, $2.00 Sale

Premium Tomato, $1.49/lb Sale 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Winn-Dixie: Raincheck Equals Free!

Spent: $9.48
Saved: $26.21
Total Value: $35.69
Percent Saved: 73%

fuelperks! Earned: $0.25/gal
fuelperks! to Date: $0.25/gal

I had a raincheck on the Scotch-Brite wipes that were on sale about a month ago. There was a BOGO coupon out, so the shelves were completely empty. They were finally there today. Thankfully, like Publix, Winn-Dixie will take an expired coupon on a rain checked item if it scans. However, check out was really long because of the raincheck. However, I was able to make it out paying the right price on the wipes, which was NOTHING! I also bought a $50.00 Shell gift card because there was a $0.10 fuelperks! offer when you buy $50 worth of store gift cards. 

(4) Scotch-Brite Wipes, $2.99
Buy One Get One Free (Raincheck)
(2) Buy One Get One Free Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it free!)

Kraft Milk Bite Bars, $3.49
$0.05 in fuelperks! for every two
Buy One Get One Free
(2) $1.00 off Milk Bite Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.75 each; pretty much free given the gas discount)

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

Winn-Dixie Chunk Cheese, 1lb, $3.99
$1.00 off any brand cheese 1lb or greater Coupon
(Made it $2.99)

(3) Winn-Dixie Eggs, $1.00 Sale

Publix: Substitute!

Spent: $18.35
Saved: $27.86
Total Value: $46.21
Percent Saved: 60%

The highlight of this trip was the soda, cereal and dressing. Too bad the milk price was unacceptable. I'll probably grab that from a drug store. The soda coupons I had were for Pepsi Next, but Publix didn't have the 2 liter bottles. I had a Publix Coupon from their yellow Advantage Buy ad, but it appeared as though this store didn't carry the item in 2 liters at all. The manager allowed me to substitute regular Pepsi. I ended up paying $0.34 for that soda!

$5.00 off $30.00 Winn-Dixie Coupon

Pepsi, 2L, $1.89
$1.00 off Pepsi Next Publix Coupon
$0.55 off Pepsi Next Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.34)

(4) Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals Dressing, $3.69
Buy One Get One Free
(4) $1.00 off Hidden Valley Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.85 each)

Honey Bunches of Oats, $3.99
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off Honey Bunches Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.50 each; would have been $1.00 each if I could have scored another coupon)

Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $3.99 Sale
$1.00 off Sorrento Cheese Sticks
(Made it $3.00)

Carolina Pride Bacon, $3.00 Sale

Tennessee Pride Sausage, $3.49
$1.00 off Tennessee Pride Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.49)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bi-Lo: Wouldn't Be Free in Florida

Spent: $0.04 (sales tax)
Saved: $1.79
Total Value: $1.83
Percent Saved: 100%

Well, I made a visit to South Carolina this weekend, where grocery shopping is WAY more competitive than Florida. All traditional grocery stores (Publix, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, Kroger, and Food Lion) double coupons with values up to $0.50. They also have half-price BOGO. Items that are Buy One Get One Free ring up at half the price, negating the necessity to buy two items. That helps if you only have one coupon. However, Florida has a slight an advantage with true BOGO if you have BOGO coupons. Publix also has the Publix Penny Item promotion on Wednesdays that they don't have in their Florida stores or Georgia stores that are on the border with Florida. Unfortunately, there weren't too many good deals for items I use, so I just gone one. Well, at least it was free!

Dawn Dish Soap, $1.00 Sale
$0.50 off Dawn Manufacturer Coupon (doubles to $1.00)
(Made it FREE!)