Category Archives: A Penny Here, A Penny There

Shopping fun. Saving $$ of course

Publix 1/31 Cereal, Cereal, and more Cereal

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Basket full of groceries this week, and great savings! Man I was sure with my stack of coupons the cashier would run for the hills. I went to a Publix that gives me dirty looks because of q’s. DH was not on his best day so I stayed closer to home. Here is what we found!

 

4 Tena pads 5.19=20.76-[4]6.00MQ= -3.24MM

1 Kraft Cheese 4.99-1.00MQ wyb1lb -1.00PQ=2.99

3 Rotel Tomato Sauce .79=2.37-[3]free sauce wyb tomato=0.00 Free

1 Publix pop tart [DH] 1.99 ouch

6 Rotel diced tomatoes bogo 1.39=4.17-[2].55PQ=3.07/.51e

3 Coffeemate creamers 2.39=7.17-1.85MQ-1.50TQ=3.82/1.27e

6 Sominex 3.19=19.14-[3]5.00PQ -[6]1.00MQ= -1.86MM

6 Fiber One Cereal 2.50=15.00-[6]2.00PQ-[3]1.75MQ= -2.25MM

4 Cocoa Puffs 3.99=15.96-[4]2.00PQ-[2]1.75MQ=4.46/1.12e

10 Sambazon Acai Berry Smoothies 1.99=19.90-[9]2.00MQ-[1]free= -.09MM

Grand Total w/tax  9.83

Savings 93% $129.25!!!!!

This is possibly the best shopping trip ever. I have been getting better and better and the results are showing! I am so tickled about this I got in the car, walked around with this huge grin on my face saying I spent less than $10! How did you do this week?

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BJ Wholesale Smorgasbord of Deals 1-30

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Another day in virtual paradise when you can save money! Here are a couple of goodies we got at Bj’s Wholesale club because we were in serious need of Toilet Paper!

4 Snikiddy 3.59=14.36-[4].75mq=11.36/2.84e

1 –2pk V8 splash 3.29

1 Vitamin C 10.99-3.00BJQ=7.99

1–5lb Organic carrots 3.99

1–48pk AA batteries 7.99

1 container black pepper corns [will last a year if not more ;)] 6.99

1 Kitchen Aid grater marked down 5.90

1 organic applewood bacon 10.99/3.66lb

2 pk Chourico which I can’t find here on a deal so I didn’t care of the price much! I will freeze this off for a good while sooo tickled! Anyone else ever had this Portugese favorite? 27.74/4.49lb 15sticks

1 gorgeous top 4.00

1–45 Giant roll Charmin 23.99-3.00BJQ-[4].25MQ=19.99/.44 roll 3.00pk [this will last us 6 months hopefully!]

Total 110.23

Savings $10 in coupons, but to nickle and dime it would be vast. TP alone is $10 savings. Chourico is at least $8 surely more. Bacon is priceless that bacon is my treat time and again! Pepper is slim pickings compared to the store prices these days! Carrots $2 savings. Vitamins $40 savings. V8 $3 savings. Snikiddy’s well those in whole foods are the same price and this a 16oz 2/3 larger than the WF version.

In my modest opinion this deal was 51% in the very least, but hard to tell with current grocer prices.

Aldi’s Terrific Trip 1-30 Citrus Galore!

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There are times when I walk into Aldi’s and the heavens open and the savings angels sing praises to money in our pocket! With our orange fascination we were more than elated to find a bag of oranges at this price! How did you do this week?

 

2 bags Navel Oranges 1.98/.99e

10 Grapefruit 1.50/.15e!!!!!

4 Green Peppers 2.58/1.29e

1 qt strawberries .99!

2 cola [DH] 1.18

1 pretzel 1.29

2 milk 5.78/2.89e

3–5lb sugar 6.42/.43lb [I have been trying to get Domino sugar at Wags/CVS, but no luck and we were down to the bottom of the barrel. On our trip to BJ’s Wholesale $3/5lbs. Not a great steal, sooooo happy to find this nice deal!]

2 dz eggs 1.48/.74

Total 23.28

Savings I have no idea, but I can tell you that I would have paid double surely in a store in the very least.

Chocolatey Delightful Target trip 1/29

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Happy day everyone and thanks for taking the time to sit a spell and check out deals we found this week at Target.

Great clothing deals this week! Hope you found some too!

 

1 Merona tee [b;ack]4.48-3.00TQ=1.38

1 Merona [blue] tee 4.00-3.00TQ=1.00

1 snakeskinned looking tee [Sarah? Donna?]6.58-3.00mq=3.58

1 Merona ruffle shirt [fushia] [Donna? Sarah?] 5.38-3.00=2.38

8 Hershey chocolate 6.32-bogo q on air chocolate=3.16/.40e

2 Up Biotin vitamins 2.49=4.98-[2]1.00TQ=2.98/1.49e

1 up paper towel .99-.99TQ=FREE

2 clearance water bottles 2.96/1.48e

2 clearance water bottles 7.16/3.58e

4 Skinny Cow wafer chocolates [THEY ARE SO TASTY!!!! NOMNOMNOM] 3.99=15.96-[2]BOGO mq=7.98-[2]3.00TQ-[2]1.00mq=  -.02 MM

Total 24.58

savings $34.13 58%

I rarely buy things like water bottles, but these are a good quality, and the Rubbermaid bottles I bought years ago are making a huge mess in there lunchboxes…so this is a nice investment instead of endless plastic water bottles from the store.

Produce Trip for the week

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I am the biggest sucker for produce. I will admit I adore a good deal, but produce is my savings breaker. So I save other ways to have awesome produce…makes sense to me! In efforts to keep my monthly menu fresh I tend to live in the produce market lol. Here is my little trip for this week!

2 eggplant over 3lbs marked down 1.50 [for homemade burgers we made]

5 zucchini [forgot to weigh them :P] 1.29

1 iceberg lettuce for wraps this week .99

2 Daikon radishes [to pickle for the wraps & can] 2.57

1 Cucumber .33

1 Hass Avocado [nomnom] 1.00

1 Rome Apple [for salad etc] 1.02

1 bag Spinach 2.49

1 Plum Tomato .24

1 package Arugla 1.99

Total 13.42

This week my shopping trips were slim as I am trying not to spend to much, and use some of our stockpile. I also went to Aldi’s and bought 2 gallons of milk for 2.89e bringing totals for this week $21.20

Michael’s Neat Small Trip

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Well we went to Michael’s before the coupon. Hubby was in need of canvas, and gesso. So they had canvas 50% so got him a couple to last hopefully a week.

Nice find for me though that made me rather giddy. Outside of Michael’s they had a couple bins full of Michael’s bags. The sign read “Grab Bag-$2” At this point my mind was swirling. They were monster bags jam packed with goodies. I only got one since I knew that my OCD was kicking in profusely at this point. This one bag was full of over 32 wooden puzzle/games. I think of when I was a kid with these neat little games, and Crackle Barrel lol.

So end result 32 games/$2 or .06each

Walmart 66% Savings here Savings there

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Not sure how good I did with this one. I ALWAYS have PROBLEMS when I use coupons @ Walmart. The cashier was lovely and understanding, but the coupons wouldn’t scan and it took forever. There were people behind me and it was very frustrating. It will be some time before I venture into Walmart again…it just isn’t my kind of place. They make it difficult to use coupons. Maybe it is my location, but always there are so many problems there.

 

2 Pictionary card game 6.88=13.76-[2]5.00mq=3.76/1.88e

2 Chapstick .98=1.96-[2].25mq=1.46/.73e

4 Kotex liners 1.24=4.96-[4]1.00=.96/.24e

4 Visine 3.62=14.48-[4]2.00mq=6.48/1.62e

2 Reach floss .97=1.94-[2]1.00mq=  -.03

2 Cortaid 3.50=7.00-[2]3.00mq=1.00/.50e

4 Tylenol Precise 5.47=21.88-[4]5.00mq=1.88/.47e

4 gauze pads 1.56=6.24-[2]1.50mq=3.24/.81e

8 Sun mixes .78=6.24-[4]bogo q[3.12]=3.12/.39e

4 I can’t Believe It’s not Butter 2.68=10.72-[4]1.00MQ=6.72/1.68e

1 lunchable for field trip 1.58

1 Donut 1.98-1.50 wyb icbinb=.48

1 cookie 2.00-1.50 wyb icbinb=.50

 

Total spent w tax 32.12

Savings 66%

coupons tended 62.62

Euphoric Publix Shopping is TRULY A PLEASURE 1-21-12

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Sometimes in life we are just giddy to shop. When they have the gas card deals…I do indeed get giddy. I enjoy finding the deals and working them to save for the ever growing gas rates. So why not have a gas card stockpile? Here goes….*more giddiness*

4 Kashi cereal 2.99=11.96-[2]WF 1.00-[4]1.00-[2]TQ .50=4.96/1.24e

4 Townhouse crackers bogo 3.87=7.74-[2]1.00MQ-[2]1.00TQ=3.74/.94e

1 salt/pepper pistachios 3.99-1.00mq=2.99

4 Crunchmaster crackers bogo 3.19=6.38-[4]1.00mq= 2.38/.60e

2 starkist tuna pouches 1.00=2.00-1.00PQ-[2].50mq=0.00 FREE

1 One a Day Woman 6.79-25%=5.09-2.00mq-2.00TQ=1.09

2 Stayfree pads 3.47=6.94 -[1]bogo mq 3.47-[2]1.00mq=1.47/.74e

4 Kleenex tissues 1.67=6.68-[2]1.00PQ=4.68/1.17e

6 Hillshire Farms chicken 3.50=21.00-[6]1.00PQ-[6]1.00MQ=9.00/1.50 [2 in each pack they look really tasty!][.75e chicken!]

2 Tyson Chicken 3.99=7.98-[2]1.00PQ-[2]1.00MQ=3.98/1.99e

2 -12pk Dr. Pepper 3.33=6.67 -[2]1.00TQ -[2]1.00mq wyb orville popcorn=2.67/1.34e

2 -2lt Dr. Pepper 3.78-3.78PQ wyb a 12pk Dr.Pepper

2 Orville popcorn kernels bogo 4.99- 1.00pq=3.99/1.99e

2 Orville popcorn microwave bogo 4.99

1 Orville popcorn oil 3.85-3.85pq wyb Orville microwave popcorn= FREE

1 tic tac filler 1.29

6 Gas X 4.59=27.54-[3]5.00PQ-[3]3.00MQ=3.54/.59e

4 Pepperidge Farm crackers bogo 3.49=6.98-[4]1.00mq=2.98/.75e

4 dz Eggland’s Best eggs 2.29=9.16-[4].35=7.76/1.94dz

2 -$5/$50

2- $5/$30

6- $10 wyb $50 gas card

6 gas cards 300.00

Total w/tax before coupons:$501.95

Coupons tendered $167.50

GRAND TOTAL: $285.26

GRAND MOTHERLODE OF SAVINGS: 41% this might be wrong I am having a brain fart.

How I see it is I have $300 in gas cards a ton of other goodies including meat for less than the gas card cost. That my friends is a great way to end the week. I hope you did just as well! Happy Day!

Coupon lingo

TQ=Target Coupon

WF=Whole Food Coupon

PQ=Publix Coupons

MQ=Manufacture Coupon

e=each

wyb= When you buy

bogo=buy one get one

Free= HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!