Sunday, April 26, 2009

This Saturday's shopping trip

This week I spent $71.32 @ CVS, Ingles, and Publix. I decided, starting this week, I am going to up my budget by $10 to make my weekly grocery budget $70. I did this because I want to start buying more organic foods and milk.
I didn't do much at CVS this week, here is what I got:
Crest toothpaste @ $2.88, used $.75 coupon and earned $2.00 ECB's= $.13
Edge shave gel @ $2.89, earned $2.89 ECB's= FREE
Bayer Crystal Aspirin @ $2.00, earned $2.00 ECB's= FREE
CVS summary: Paid $.62 OOP, Used $6.49 in ECB's, Earned $6.89 ECB's
I spent $37.27 at Ingles. Some good deals I got here where:
2 Nature's Own Cinnamon Raisin bagels- $2.00 each
1 gallon Harvest Farm Organic milk- $3.98
1 gallon Ingles milk- $1.98
12 pack Small Steps toilet paper- $3.50
>4lbs of Organic Golden Del apples @ $.98/lb
I spent $33.43 at Publix. Some good deals I got here where:
2 Shouts- $.95 each
2 boxes Teddy Grahams- $.99 each
2 Juicy Juice- $1.00 each
2 Campbell's Cream of Mushroom- $.50 each
2 Skippy PB- $.45 each
1 Scrubbing Bubbles- $.70
4 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts- $.70 each
5 lbs Red Potatoes- $1.97
4 ears of corn- $1.00
4 Yoplait Gogurts- $.70
2 Jose Ole mini taco's- $1.74 each
4 Starkist SeaSations- FREE

Friday, April 24, 2009

Free Eric Carle Growth Chart!

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Free subscription to Organic Gardening magazine

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Last week's shopping trip.

O.K. I know this is a week late, but I wanted to show you last weeks shopping trip before I made this week's shopping trip. Before this shopping trip, I hadn't been grocery shopping in 3 weeks. Hubby was out of town, I was tired, and didn't feel like dragging a 3 & 5 year old to the grocery store. Because we were running very low on groceries, I actuall gave myself a budget of $180, to make up for the 3 weeks of not shopping. I felt like I had a ton of money to spend since I usually only have $60/week to spend. Now that I am not working on the weekends anymore, I plan to do my grocery shopping on Saturday mornings and post my trip by saturday night.
I have also decided to raise my budget $10 dollars a week, to $70, b/c I have been convicted lately to eat more organic foods, and I know that they are more expensive. So here is last Saturday's shopping trip, check back tomorrow night for this Saturday's shopping trip.

CVS- Profit of $2.88

Last week at CVS, I had totally run out of ECB's (see side bar for CVS 101 to learn about ECB's), so I had to pay for everything out of pocket, which doesn't happen very often. Here is what I got:
2 Kellogg's Fruit Loops- $2.00 each, used $1.00 off each coupon= $1.00 each
2 Kellogg's Apple Jacks- $2.00 each, used $1.00 off each coupon= $1.00 each
2 Colgate toothpastes- $3.99 each, used $.75 off each coupon= $3.24 each
1 SoftSoap body wash- $4.99, used $.75 coupon= $4.24

Paid $11.59 out of pocket, earned $3.99 ECB's for each Colgate, $4.49 ECB's for the SoftSoap, and $2.00 ECB's for my winter quarterly spending.

Paid $11.59, made $14.47 in ECB's for next trip= Profit of $2.88!!

Target & Wal-Mart- $35.42

6 packs of No Nonsense Pantyhose- $1.00 each, used 6 $1.00 coupons= 6 FREE
6 bottles of Glaceau VitaminWater- $1.00 each, used 6 $1.00 coupons= 6 FREE
2 Olay bar soap 2-pk's- $2.48 each, used $2.00/1 coupon= $.48/2pack
2 Suave deodarant's- $.88 each, used 2 $.50 coupons= $.33 each
1 Johnson's baby bar- $1.77, used $1/1 coupon= $.77
6 Kraft dressings- $1.58 each, used 6 $1.50 coupons= $.08 each
3 Mentos gum- $1.28 each, used 3 $1.00 coupons = $.28 each.
Equate cold and cough= $2.96
M&M's= $.64
Stouffer's Skillet meal=$3.88
Total $17.73
After looking overy my receipt, I see that the cashier didn't ring up one $.50 coupon and 2- $2.00 coupons, so the total should have been $4.50 cheaper. It drives me crazy when that happens. I usuall pay close attention, but I had Syd and Briggs with me that day.
3 Axe body wash- $1.12 each, used 3 $1.00 coupons= $.12 each
2 boxes of Fruit Snacks- $1.52 each, used 2 $1.00 coupons= $.52 each
1 bottle of Vitamins= $9.24
2 $1.00 toys from $1.00 isle
6 cans of Starkist tuna @$.66 each

Here are some deals I got after sales and coupons-
Mueller's pasta= $.42 each
Crystal Light= $1.33 each
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch= $1.10 each
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars= $1.00 each
Sargento 8oz shredded cheese= $1.09 each
Navel Oranges $.89/lb
Organic Valley Milk 1/2 gallon= $2.50 each
Eggland's Best Eggs= $1.25
Kellogg's Eggo Waffles=$1.25 each
Dial Liquid Hand Soap= $.55 each

Ingles= $70.23

Here are some deals I got after sales and coupons:
Naure's Own Wheat Bread= $1.97 each
2 lb block of Cheddar cheese= $4.98 ($1.25 per 8 oz)
DanActive drinkable yogurt= $1.00 each
Breyer's Ice Cream= $1.75
3 lbs of HoneySuckle turkey burgers= $5.98 ($1.99 per lb)

Winder Walmart: All You Event with free samples

On Sunday, April 26th, from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Walmart will be hosting an All You event. If you aren't familiar with the magazine, All You, Wal-Mart sells it and it has great money saving tips and lots of coupons every month. At the event, you can get lots of free product samples and learn some affordable summer vacation tips and ideas.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This weeks Publix, and CVS deals.

Go here for this weeks Publix deals.

Go here for this weeks CVS deals.

No deals posted for Ingles yet, but a special deal I noticed. Buy Kraft salad dressing 3/$5, so $1.67 each, and use $1.50 coupon from 2 Sundays ago and pay $.17!! Go here for some great recipes using their dressings.

Free sample of Laundry Powder

Go here for a free sample of Laundry Powder from Linens Limited.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Free Underjams and GoodNites samples

1. Get a free sample of Pampers Underjams for boy or girl.
2. Go here for a free sample of GoodNites Sleep Boxers.

Sign up here to get a coupon booklet from Home Made Simple. You can also sign up for the Home Made Simple e-mails. I have previously gotten the coupon book and it has a lot of great coupons in there- Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer.