Marathon Saving Day!

November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17th was a great day.  Not only did I hit three different stores for some awesome savings, but more importantly, my newest niece was born!  Welcome to the world, blog assistant #2!

Target

Up & Up Baby Wipes – $1.54, $1.00 off Target coupon, Final Price:  $0.54

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice – On sale for $1.98, $1.00 off Target coupon, Final Price:  $0.98

(4) Cans “Cream of…” Campbell’s Soup – On sale for $0.49 each, $1.00 off 4 coupon that I just noticed was not taken off, Final Price:  $0.49 each, should have been $0.24 each

(6) Cans of Del Monte Veggies – On sale for $0.45 each, $1.00 off 6 Target coupon, Final Price:  $0.28 each

Total Savings:   $8.55  (62.2%)

Total before Taxes:   $5.18

 

Publix

 

Buy One Get One Free Items
(2) Green Giant Steamers – On sale 2/ $2.39, (2) $0.40 off coupons doubled, Final Price:  $0.40 each

(2) Betty Crocker Frostings – On sale 2/ $1.89, (2) $0.50 off coupons doubled, Final Price:  -$0.05 each

Publix Spinach and Artichoke Dip – On sale 2/ $5.79, Final Price:  $2.90

Velveeta Cheese – On sale 2/ $5.39, Final Price:  $2.70

(2) Mueller’s Pasta – On sale 2/ $1.29, $0.55 off 2 coupon, Final Price:  $0.37 each

(4) Lindsay Black Olives – On sale 2/ $1.99, (2) $1.00 off 2 coupons, Final Price:  $0.50 each

(2) Hershey Syrup (Chocolate and Caramel) – On sale 2/ $1.67, Final Price:  $0.84 each

Lysol Tub  and Tile Cleaner – On sale 2/ $3.69, $0.40 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $1.05

(2) Krusteaz Muffin Mix – On sale 2/ $2.69, $1.00 off 2 coupon, Final Price:  $0.85 each

(4) Stove Top Stuffing Mix – On sale 2/ $1.69, Final Price:  $0.85 each

(2) Ghiradelli Brownie Mix – On sale 2/ $2.79, $1.00 off 2 coupon, Final Price:  $0.90 each

Alouette Soft Cheese Spread – On sale 2/ $2.79, $0.55 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.85

Regular Sale Items
Publix Sour Cream – On sale for $0.89, Final Price:  $0.89

Publix Cream Cheese – On sale for $0.99, Final Price:  $0.99

Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage – On sale 2/ $5.00, $0.55 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.95

4C Grated Cheese – On sale for $2.99, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.99

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner – On sale 2/ $4.00, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $1.00

(4) Green Giant Boxed Frozen Veggies – On sale for $0.99, $0.50 off 2 coupon doubled, I had another coupon, but it had expired.  The cashier caught it, I didn’t even notice!!  Final Price:  $0.74 each

Softsoap Soap – On sale for $0.79, $0.40 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  -$0.01

Pillsbury Quick Bread Mix – On sale 2/ $4.00, $0.40 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $1.20

Chex Mix – On sale 3/ $5.00, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $0.67

Regular Price Items
Muir Glen Tomato Sauce – $0.89, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  -$0.11

Total Savings:   $53.23   (63.2%)

Total before Taxes:   $30.96

 

Kroger – 4-day Mega Meat Sale!

Tyson Chicken Tenders – On sale for $1.79/ lb, Final Price:  $2.38

(3) Tyson Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – On sale for $1.59/ lb, Final Price:  $9.63

Broiler Chicken – On sale for $0.69/ lb, Final Price:  $3.44

Boneless Pork Loin – On sale for $0.99/ lb, Final Price:  $10.57

Kroger Shredded Cheese – On sale 2/ $3.00, Final Price:  $1.50

Kroger Milk – On sale for $1.99, Final Price:  $1.99

Big K 12-pack Seltzer Water (not in picture) – On sale for $1.99, Final Price:  $1.99

Total Savings:   $60.28   (65%)

Total before Taxes:   $32.46

Publix Savings – 67.4%

September 7, 2009

Lately, food has been my number one enemy.  The smell of food, the sight of food, even just the thought of food was enough to make my stomach turn…  The good news is that there is a reasonable explanation for this sudden turn of events:  I’m pregnant!!  And, thank goodness, with the start of my second trimester in sight, I’m starting to feel human again.  I’m just starting to get back into the couponing swing of things.  I have missed it big time!!  (and so has our grocery budget!)

I had a great trip to Publix on Friday.  My best in MONTHS!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find our camera, so sadly this will be a post without a picture….

Here is what I got:

Buy One Get One Free Items
(4) Duncan Hines Cake Mix – On sale 2/ $1.65, (2) $1.00 off 2 Publix coupons, Final Price:  $0.33 each

(2) Mrs Paul Fish Sticks and Clams – On sale 2/ $4.49, (2) $1.00 off Publix coupons, Final Price:  $1.25 each

(2) Barber Foods Frozen Chicken – On sale 2/ $4.99, (2) $1.00 off coupons, Final Price:  $1.50 each

(2) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – On sale 2/ $2.67, (2) $0.40 off coupons doubled, Final Price:  $0.54 each

(2) Kraft Salad Dressing – On sale 2/ $2.99, (2) $1.50 off coupons, Final Price:  FREE!

(2) Kraft Cheese Singles – On sale 2/ $2.59, $1.00 off 2 coupon, Final Price:  $0.80 each

(2) Gatorade – On sale 2/ $2.50, Final Price:  $1.25 each

(2) Gallon Publix Iced Tea – On sale 2/ $2.39, Final Price:  $1.20 each

Cheeze-Its Party Mix – On sale 2/ $3.29, Final Price:  $1.65

Publix Baked Potato Salad – On sale 2/ $3.19, Final Price:  $1.60

V8 – On sale 2/ $3.25, Final Price:  $1.63

Regular Sale Items
Smuckers Uncrustable Frozen Sandwiches – On sale 3/ $6.00, $0.75 coupon, Final Price:  $1.25

(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese – On sale 3/ $5.00, $1 off 2 coupon, Final Price:  $1.17 each

 

Total Savings:  $47.07   (67.4%)

Total before Taxes:   $22.79

Grocery Giveaway!

August 13, 2009

Jenny at Southern Savers is having an awesome grocery giveaway!  She is giving away 6 – $50 gift certificates to any Southern Savers grocery store.  The only string attached is the winners have to report back how much they saved.  How cool is that?!?

Head over to Southern Savers and comment to win!

Menu Plan Monday – July 6th

July 6, 2009

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Finally…  A Menu Plan Monday!!!  It has been quite a while since I posted (or even PLANNED) a week’s menu.  We have a fully stocked freezer and pantry, so I’m on a mission to eat at home.  We all know having a game plan (aka: menu plan) helps.  Here is what we’re having this week:

Monday – Out for wings

Tuesday – Chicken Caesar Salads

Wednesday – Lasagna with Italian Sausage, Garlic Cheese Bread, Veggie

Thursday – Salmon, Rice-a-Roni, Veggie

Friday – Cubed Steaks marinated in Italian Dressing, Scalloped Potatoes, Veggie

Saturday –  Kielbasa Sausage, Savannah Red Rice from “The Best of Georgia Farms:  Cookbook and Tour Book”, Veggie

Sunday – BBQ Chicken Drumsticks, leftover Savannah Red Rice, Veggie

Click on the Menu Plan Monday picture above to be taken to the official Menu Plan Monday web-site!

Publix Savings – 85.6%

July 5, 2009

I really enjoyed my shopping trip to Publix this week!  I saved a lot of money and I was able to stock up on a few things that aren’t usually on sale:  meat, toothbrushes, Tylenol, and dental floss.  Here’s what I got:

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Buy One Get One Free Items
(4) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – On sale 2/ $1.19, “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” coupon, Final Price:  $0.45 each

 Reynold’s Wrap Foil – On sale 2/ $4.45, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.23

(5) A-1 Sauce – On sale 2/ $4.19, (5) $2.00 off coupons, Final Price:  $0.10 each

Kraft Dressing – On sale 2/ $2.99, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.50

Kraft Meat Coupon – Buy 2 Kraft qualifying products (A-1 and Dressing included) get $2.00 off a meat or poultry purchase:
Chicken Drumsticks –  $2.06, $2.00 off, Final Price:  $0.06
Beef Cubed Steaks – $2.09, $2.00 off, Final Price:  $0.09
Bottom Round Steak – $2.32, $2.00 off, Final Price:  $0.32

Sale Price Items
Smuckers Hot Fudge – On sale 2/ $3.00, $0.55 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.95

Regular Price Items
(2) Tylenol – $3.85 each, $3/ 2 manufacturer coupon, (2) $2.00 off Publix coupons, Final Price:  $0.35 each

(2) Reach Toothbrushes – $2.69, (2) $1.00 off manufacturer coupons, (2) $1.00 off Publix coupons, Final Price:  $0.69 each

(2) Reach Dental Floss – $1.49, (2) $1.00 off manufacturer coupons, (2) $1.00 off Publix coupons, Final Price:  $-0.51 each CREDIT!

Total Savings:   $53.11   (85.6%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $8.87

Aldi Jackpot!

July 1, 2009

I stopped by Aldi today to pick up a few things that we needed.  Since there isn’t an Aldi super close to our house, I plan to swing by when I’m close to one.  I was super lucky today!  I hit an Aldi Jackpot!!  The meat case was full of great bargains….  There were “$2 off” stickers on a lot of meat packages.  My favorite was the one pound-ish packs of Fit & Active 93/7 ground beef.  They were $2.99/ lb, so when you took $2.00 off, they were all around $1.00!  $1.00/ lb for good ground beef.  Granted, they are all dated today, but that’s not a problem…  into the freezer they went.  Here is what I got:

Aldi

(8) Fit & Active 93/7 Ground Beefs Packs –  $24.28 ($2.99/lb) regular price, (8) $2.00 off, Final Price:  $1.03 each

(2) Country Style Pork Ribs – $7.32 ($2.49/lb) regular price, (2) $2.00 off, Final Price:  $1.66 each

 Hot dog buns:  $0.79
Grits:  $1.09
Whipped Topping:  $0.85
Sliced Bacon:  $1.89
Butter:  $1.99
Eggs:  $0.89
Strawberries:  $0.99
(2) Tomato Sauce:  $0.25 each
Tomato Paste:  $0.39
Canned Mushrooms:  $0.55
Bottled Water:  $2.99

Total Savings (from meat only):   $20.00   (44%) 

Total Out of Pocket:   $25.02

A Quick Savings Catch-Up

July 1, 2009

Even though I haven’t been blogging it, I have been grocery shopping (and saving money!) the last few weeks.  I had every intention of blogging about my trips….   I took pictures of everything and put my receipts aside… but alas, I didn’t blog.  And now I’m having a hard time remembering what coupons I used for which deals, and let’s face it, these deals are over and done with now.  Here is a quick savings catch-up to hopefully get me back on the blogging track!

Kroger: 

The theme of this trip was “I’m THIRSTY!”, wouldn’t you agree?

Kroger 29

 Total Savings:   $6.39   (a lousy 29%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $15.42

This was the first week I took advantage of the “Buy 10 items, get $3 off” promotion.

Kroger 63
Total Savings:   $31.93   (63%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $19.69

 

Publix:

And the theme of this trip was “Processed Food Paradise!”

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Total Savings:   $26.37   (59%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $18.12

Vegetable Garden – Part 6

June 27, 2009

Our second vegetable garden harvest:  SQUASH!!

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Vegetable Garden – Part 5

June 17, 2009

Our very first harvest!!

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And boy did they taste great!

JC Penney – 93.3% Savings

June 17, 2009

I got a JC Penney “$10 off a $10 or more purchase” coupon in the mail a few weeks ago.  We get them every couple of months.  We don’t usually shop there, but we did order some roman shades for our new house off their web-site, so I think that is what got us on their mailing list. 

JCPenney

The coupon was set to expire this weekend, so I went to the JC Penney Homestore today to see what I could find….  My plan was to find something on sale for a little over $10 so that I could get something for almost free.  Well, mission accomplished!!  JC Penney has their summer merchandise on sale 60 – 70% off!  They had adorable, brightly colored plastic party ware (glasses, trays, pitchers, place mats, serving dishes, etc.), cute outside decorations, and nice outdoor furniture on sale.  But what caught my eye was the section of kids summer toys for 60% off.  I got a great 2 in 1 croquet and golf set for our 4 year old nephew for Christmas.  When I got home, I just put it away in our gift closet.

Golf

Original Price:   $29.99

60% off ($18):   $11.99

$10 off Coupon and Total Out of Pocket:  $1.99

Total Savings:   $28.00   (93.3%)