Archive for the ‘Coupons’ Category

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. 


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.


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%)


Publix Savings – 66%

June 16, 2009

Wow!  I am so glad to be back shopping and blogging!  My family had an AWESOME (and fairly inexpensive) trip to Disney World that I will be blogging about later, but it was exhausting….  The oppressive heat combined with a lot of walking and loooooooong days tires you out.  So it’s nice to be home and getting back into grocery shopping!  Here is what I got at Publix this weekend:

Two trips combined into one picture

Two trips combined into one picture

1-cent Mystery Item
(2) Publix 4-pack toilet paper – Regular Price $2.39, Final Price:  $0.01 each

Buy One Get One Free Items
Nature’s Own Bread – On sale 2/ $3.49, Final Price:  $1.75

Chex Mix – On sale 2/ $2.55, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $0.28

Cheerios Snack Mix – On sale 2/ $2.55, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $0.28

Keebler Coconut/Chocolate Cookies – On sale 2/ $3.99, $0.55 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.45

Wish Bone Salad Dressing – On sale 2/ $2.69, $0.75 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.60

Sale Items
Pillsbury Crescent Rounds – On sale 3/ $5, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $0.67

International Delight Creamer – On sale 3/ $5, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.67

(2) Oscar Mayer Shaved Lunch Meat – On sale 2/ $6, $1/2 coupon, Final Price:  $2.50 each

Mark-down Clearance Items
Welch’s Dried Fruit – On clearance 2/ $3.99, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.00

Regular Price Items
AJC Newspaper – Double Edition $2.50, $1.00 off coupon (from AJC website), Final Price:  $1.50

Cascade Rinse Aid – $3.49, Free coupon (from mailer), Final Price:  FREE!

Snickers Candy Bar – $0.89, Free coupon (from Friday Chocolate Relief mailer), Final Price:  FREE!

(2) Oscar Mayer Deli Creation Sandwiches – $2.49, $1/2 manufacturer coupon, $1/2 Publix coupon, Final Price:  $1.49 each

Total Savings:   $31.57  (66%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $16.04

Publix Savings – 83%

June 3, 2009

I made a quick stop at Publix today so I could get a few buy-one-get-one-free items before the sales change tomorrow.  My whole family is going to Disney World next week and I wanted to stock up on the Crystal Light individual drink packets to take down with us.  What an easy way to have a quick and tasty drink on vacation!  I figure the “hydration” ones will be good for sunny days at the park or by the pool.  And the Publix $2.00 off Revlon tool coupon is back!!  I got paid to take nail clippers home, again!  Here is what I got:
Buy-one-get-one-free Items
(3) Crystal Light On the Go Mixes – On sale 2/ $3.99, $2/2 coupon and $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $1.00 each

(2) Taco Bell Dinner Kits – On sale 2/ $2.69, (2) $1.00 coupons, Final Price:  $0.35 each

Regular Items
Revlon Nail Clippers – Regular Price $1.49, Publix $2.00 off Revlon tool coupon, Final Price:  -$0.51 CREDIT!

Total Savings:   $15.65   (83%)

Total out of Pocket:   $3.17

Mail Call #2!

June 2, 2009

Look what I got in the mail today! 


– Free Chocolate coupon from Mars!

– “My Magazine” coupon book from Kroger that contains 15 manufacturer’s coupons and 6 store coupons for dairy products!  Apparently June is Dairy Month!

Kroger Savings – Free Lemonade!

May 22, 2009

I love to see other people’s shopping deals on the blogosphere…  that’s what motivated me to start my own blog.  I wanted to be able to show off my great deals too.  One of the things that I’ve seen people do before that I really like is a comparison picture that shows what you *could* have gotten for the same price had you paid full price for the things you bought.  This week’s (second) Kroger shopping trip is a great example of this!!

If I had paid full price for what I was buying at Kroger, the following picture shows what I could have gotten for the $11.00 I spent: 

But instead, using the Country Time Lemonade coupons that I found at Publix, the weekly sale items, and a (surprise!) Kroger 3-day sale, I was able to get all of this for $11.00:

Here’s the price breakdown:
(8) Country Time Lemonade – On sale 10/ $10, (8) $1.00 off coupons, Final Price:  FREE!

Imitation Crab Meat – On sale for buy-one-get-one-free or $3.49/ 2, Final Price:  $1.74 

(2) Kroger Cream Cheese – On sale 10/ $10, Final Price:  $1.00 each

Minute Maid Cherry Limeade – On sale for $0.99, Final Price:  $0.99
*I tried it yesterday, it’s almost as good as Sonic!

(4) Kroger Potato Chips – On sale with the 3-day sale (Thursday – Saturday) for 2/ $3, Final Price:  $1.50 each

Total Savings:   $32.21   (75%)    

Total out of Pocket:   $11.29           

This is a new Kroger best for me!!

Fantastic Deal Alert!

May 21, 2009

I wanted to pass along a few great deals that I saw at Publix today:

 At the front of my Publix (metro-Atlanta area) there is a cardboard Kraft display that looks like a gray grill with two great coupons for this week’s Publix and Kroger sales.  The coupons are:  

– $1.00 off any Country Time lemonade

– $2.00 off any meat/ poultry with the purchase of two qualifying products (they include:  Kraft BBQ sauce, Kraft Dressings, A-1, Kraft Mayo, and Miracle Whip) 

Country Time Lemonade is on sale 10/ $10 at Kroger.  The coupon makes them FREE!  (I got 8 today!) 

All of the qualifying products for the meat deal are buy one get one free (with corresponding coupons, of course!) at Publix.  I got 3 packs of meat for almost free!

Be on the lookout for that cardboard grill!!

Always looking out for us!

May 21, 2009

Thanks (again!) to Jenny at Southern Savers for the reminder that there are NO COUPONS in this Sunday’s paper (5/24)

Jenny is always looking out for us!!  She has the whole 2009 coupon schedule posted

Kroger Savings – Best yet! 74%

May 19, 2009

Oh my word!!  I had my best yet savings trip to Kroger today.  I was amazed when I got my receipt and saw my total savings.  It was awesome!!  I got a handful of items free and I was able to stock up on items for my upcoming b-day paaaaartay.  There were “$1 off 2 Oscar Mayer hotdogs” blinkie coupons right in the meat case!  Talk about great timing.  I was also waiting on a good price for Tang.  I read somewhere a few years ago to run powdered Tang through your empty dishwasher to clean it.  I’ve been using it ever since and I had recently run out.  I’m not sure if it’s the acidity in the Tang or what, but it always works like a charm!  (Edited to Add:  Ok, I looked it up…..   It’s the citric acid.  You can also use unsweetened Kool-Aid.  Many people like lime for the freshly cleaned smell.) 

Here is what I got:


Vitamin Water 10 – On sale for $1.00, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  FREE!

Weber Grill Seasoning – On sale for $1.00, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  FREE!

Hunt’s Ketchup – On sale for $1.50, Coupon for FREE Hunt’s Ketchup from “Dollar Days Supercenter Savings!” mailer, Final Price:  FREE!

DiGiorno Flatbread Melt – Regular Price $3.19, Coupon for FREE DiGiorno Flatbread Melt received in mail (registered on-line), Final Price:  FREE!

(2) Dial Handsoap – On sale for $1.00, (2) $0.35 off coupons doubled, Final Price:  $0.30 each

(10) Oscar Mayer Wieners – On sale for 4/ $5 and Buy 4, Get One Free = 5/ $5, (5) $1/ 2 blinkie coupons, Final Price:  $0.50 each

(4) Green Giant Boxed Frozen Veggies – On sale for $1.00, (2) $0.50/ 2 coupons doubled, $0.50 off Shortcuts coupon (I didn’t even realize I had one on there!), Final Price:  $0.38 each

Sara Lee Key Lime Pie – On sale for (1/2 off) $1.69, $1.00 off coupon, Final Price:  $0.69

Sara Lee Cheesecake Bites – On sale for (1/2 off) $1.99, $0.50 off coupon doubled, Final Price:  $0.99

(4) 12-pack Coke products – On sale 4/ $10, (4) $1.00 manufacturer coupons, $1.50 off Soft Drink dept. purchase Kroger coupon, Final Price:  $1.13 each

Tang – On sale for $1.00, Final Price:  $1.00

(4) Kroger Italian Sausage and Bratwurst – On sale for $1.99, Final Price:  $1.99 each

(3) Kroger Block Cheese – On sale for $1.79, Final Price:  $1.79 each

(2) Kroger Hot Dog Buns – On sale for $1.00, $0.55/ 2 Kroger coupon, Final Price:  $0.73 each

Gulden Mustard – Regular Price $1.39, $1.00 off coupon when purchased with Hunt’s Ketchup, Final Price:  $0.39

*Totino’s Pizza – $1.00, Final Price:  $1.00
*I think the person in line behind me will be missing a frozen pizza when they get home!  This was not mine, but it got scanned with my stuff and I paid for it.  I didn’t notice until I got home and started staging my picture!  Oh well, it was only $1!

Total Savings:   $88.58   (74%)

Total Out of Pocket:   $32.16 

I bought 38 items, so that averages out to $0.82 an item!  This is definitely my best Kroger trip yet!

CVS – Cheap Coke!

May 14, 2009

CVS has 12-pack Coke products on sale this week:  Buy 4 for $13 and get a 5th one free.  So it comes out to $2.60 a 12-pack.

I, of course, have a whole lot of $1 off Coke coupons!  I went today to stock up on drinks for my upcoming birthday party.  I turn 30 on the 30th, it’s my Golden Birthday!

Here’s what I got:


(5) 12-packs of Coke products – On sale for  $13/ 5, (5) $1.00 off coupons, Final Price:  $1.60 each

Glad Cling Wrap – On clearance for 50% off, Final Price:  $1.50

Total Savings:  $19.94     (67%)     

Total Out of Pocket:   $9.50


Edited to Add:

Check out the Friday Finals at Southern Savers, Shopping Superstars at The Thrifty Mama, and Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom!

Awesome Coupons!

May 7, 2009

Thanks to The Thrifty Mama and Southern Savers for posting an awesome coupon for the AJC.  And to Southern Savers for also posting an awesome coupon for Coke 12-packs.  Talk about feeling the Atlanta coupon LOVE!

– $1 off coupon off the May 10th AJC here or here.

– $1 off coupon for Coke 12-packs here.