Sunday, February 17, 2013

I'm Moving!

I've decided to move this blog to the self-hosted WordPress platform. 

You can visit the new blog at

This is definitely a work in progress, but I hope that you will enjoy more consistent content. The new website will include information about the latest deals, tips on budgeting and saving money, and will of course include my latest money saving adventures in the stores! I hope this new website will inspire you to do what is necessary to buckle down and make the most of your budget!

I hope to see from you at!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winn-Dixie: Great Customer Service Experience

Spent: $4.62
Saved: $8.78
Total Value: $13.40
Percent Saved: 66%

I wasn't planning on documenting this trip, but I had a great customer service experience. I received a "Free Johnsonville Premium Chicken Cooking Sausage" coupon from the Winn-Dixie Catalina machine a few weeks ago. I went in today, which was the expiration date to snag the deal. They didn't have the item in stock and appeared not to carry the product at all. I asked the meat manager if they had the product and he said they did not have it. He allowed me to substitute a product with the same value as the coupon for the Johnsonville sausage. Awesome!

Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage (Substitute), $3.99
Free Johnsonville Premium Chicken Cooking Sausage Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it Free!)

(2) Blue Diamond Almonds, $3.79
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00 off two Blue Diamond Almonds Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.40 each)

PureVia Sweetener, $2.59
$1.00 off PureVia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $1.59)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

CVS: Cheap After ibotta!

Spent: $11.03
Saved: $13.60
Total Value: $24.63
Percent Saved: 55%

ECBs Used: $0.00
ECBs Earned: $6.00

The savings in this trip are actually greater when I add the savings I will receive from using the ibotta mobile app. 

Truvia Sweetener, 40 ct, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Truvia Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00 Each)


Buy $12 in select products and receive $6 in ExtraCare Bucks

Irish Spring Soap, 6 pack, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Irish Spring Soap Manufacturer Coupon 
(Made it $2.00)

Irish Spring Body Wash, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Irish Spring Body Wash Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.00)

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz, $3.00 Sale
$0.75 off Colgate Optic Manufacturer Coupon
$1.25 off Colgate ibotta Mobile Coupon
(Made it $1.25)

Colgate Optic White Rinse, 8 oz, $3.00 Sale
$1.00 off Colgate Optic Manufacturer Coupon
$1.25 off Colgate ibotta Mobile Coupon
(Made it $1.00)

Racking Up the Savings at Publix and Sedano's

Spent: $19.30
Saved: $25.22
Total Value: $44.52
Percent Saved: 57%

Here's this week's Publix trip!

$5.00 off $30.00 Purchase Winn-Dixie Coupon (from Enjoy the City)

(2) French's Honey Dijon Mustard, $1.49 Sale
(2) $1.00 off French's Honey Dijon Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.49 each)

Chicken of the Sea Solid White Tuna, $1.25 Sale
$0.50 off Chicken of the Sea Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $0.75)

Bisquick, 40oz $3.59 
$1.00 off Bisquick (40 oz) Publix Coupon
$0.50 off Bisquick Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.09)

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage, $3.00 Sale
$2.00 off Johnsonville Chicken Sausage Manufacturer Coupon (from Winn-Dixie Catalina machine)
(Made it $1.00)

(2) Eight O'Clock Coffee, $6.59
Buy One Get One Free Sale
$2.00 off two Eight O'Clock Coffee Manufacturer Coupon
(Made it $2.30 each)

Zucchini Squash, $1.49/lb Sale

Carolina Pride Bacon, $3.00 Sale

Carolina Pride Sausage, $3.00 Sale

Publix Frozen Mushrooms, $1.49

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ, $1.99
(Kraft was BOGO but I wanted to try something different)

Hefty Roaster Pan (set of 2), $2.69

So, Sedano's receipts don't really indicate savings like other stores. The receipt says that I saved $0.07, and I definitely saved more than that. The big deal was the pork shoulder picnic. It was $0.79/lb after a $10.00 purchase. 
Spent: $17.87

Pork Shoulder Roast, $0.79/lb Sale
($10.00 Purchase Required)

Chicken Thighs, $0.77/lb Sale

Fresh Express Spinach, $2.39

Roma Tomatoes, $0.89/lb

Green Onions, $0.89