Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Savings!

I did a LOT of shopping this weekend. Hopefully, I stimulated the economy a little! Friday night, I did what only the brave will do and went to Target with my hubby and 20 month old. I had high hopes of finishing all my shopping in one night... Didn't happen, but I was pleased with my results. Here's what I found at Target:
  • Luv's Diapers: $15.99
  • Cups (from Santa for Jax's stocking): $6.99
  • Luminair Starter Kit: Reg. price $7.99, on sale for $4.99 - $5 coupon from paper = FREE + $0.01 overage!
  • Keebler Cookies 5 packs: Sale prices $2.49+$2.49+$2.33+$2.33+$3.15 = $12.79 - 5 coupons ($1.00 each) = $7.79 + earned a $5 gift card which the cashier just deducted from my total = $2.79 ($0.56 each!)
  • Colgate Kids Toothpaste: I didn't realize hubby put this in the buggy... I have lots of coupons for this and didn't get to use them:( = $2.19
  • 18 Gallon Storage Containers: Reg. price $5.99 on sale for $4.99 x 2= $9.98
  • Gift for one of my blog readers (so, I can't say who or what this is): $12.49
  • Rawhide Bones (for our dog): $0.99
  • Pet toy: $0.99
  • Tonka set: $7.99
  • Kids' puzzle: $3.99
  • Nerf dartboard game: Reg. price $19.99, sale price $15.99
  • Bathtub toys: $9.99
  • Rayovac batteries: sale price $1.00 - $1.00 coupon = FREE
Regular price: a little more than $120 (I didn't write down the regular price of the cookies)
Coupons used: 5 x $1 Keebler coupons, $5 Target Gift card earned and redeemed, $5 Luminair coupon, $1 Rayovac coupon, $10 off $100 Target purchase coupon courtesy of my friend Megan = $80.36

At that point, my two boys were pretty tired, so we called it a night. I got an early start Saturday morning and finished up my shopping.

I started at Walmart. I know, I know... I was looking for a tool kit for Jaxson, and I couldn't find one at Target. Anyway, Here's what I got at Walmart:
  • Crayola Bath Crayons: $2.97
  • Yogo Snacks: $2.00
  • Spongebob Fruit Snacks: $2.00
  • Envelopes: $4.97
  • Tool Kit: $14.88
Total OOP: $28.69 + tax

My next stop was Walgreens. Last month when I filled out my EasySaver Rebate form, I clicked on the button to receive a new Walgreens gift card, by accident. I meant to reload my old card, so I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new card. Wouldn't you know it showed up in my mailbox Saturday, after I went to Walgreens? Much to my surprise, Walgreens had a lot of great deals Saturday. I'm not sure if this was a national thing or if the sales varied by location, but there were lots of unadvertised deals. Here's what I got:

Transaction #1:
  • Princess Fashion Set: Reg. price $6.99
  • Princess Fashion Set: Reg. price $6.99
  • Disney Princess Washable Coloring Book: Reg. price $6.99, Walgreens had their toys marked buy 2 and get 2 FREE, so this was FREE!!!
  • Musical Mobile Phone: Reg. price $6.99, This one was FREE also!!!
  • Arm and Hammer Detergent: Reg. price $6.99, used Wags coupon making this $1.99 + used printed coupon for $1, making this $0.99
  • Arm and Hammer Detergent: Reg. price $6.99, used Wags coupon making this $1.99 + used printed coupon for $1, making this $0.99
Regular price: $41.94 + tax = $45.71
After sales and coupons: $15.96
Paid using Register Rewards: $5
Total OOP: $10.96 + tax = $12.30 and earned $5 RR for next purchase

Transaction #2:
  • Arm and Hammer Detergent: Reg. price $6.99, used Wags coupon making this $1.99 + used printed coupon for $1, making this $0.99
  • Arm and Hammer Detergent: Reg. price $6.99, used Wags coupon making this $1.99 + used printed coupon for $1, making this $0.99
  • Lighted Animate Reindeer: Reg. price $19.99, Sale for $9.99 and earns $5 RR!
  • Lighted 20" Snowflake decoration: Reg. price $9.99, sale for $4.99
Regular price: $43.96 + tax = $47.92
After sales and coupons: $16.96
Paid using Register Rewards: $5
Total OOP: $11.96 + tax = $13.22 and earned $10 RR for next purchase!

I was really happy about my Walgreens purchases. They were still sold out of the Scotch tape, but I have a raincheck. Hopefully, they will restock by the end of the months so I can get that deal! My last stop was Publix:
  • Angel Soft T.P.: Reg. price $6.99 x 2 = 13.98, sale price $5.50 x 2 = $11.00 - 2 x $1 printed coupons = $9.00 ($4.50 each)
  • Betty Crocker Banana Nut Muffin Mix: Reg. price = $2.59, BOGO sale = $1.30, used $0.45 coupon, Publix doubled = $0.40
  • Betty Crocker Cinnamon Muffin Mix: Reg. price = $2.59, BOGO sale = $1.29, used $0.45 coupon, Publix doubled = $0.39
  • Cheez-It Crackers: Reg. price $3.19, BOGO sale = $1.60
  • Progresso Soups x 4: Reg. price $2.39 each x 4 = $9.56, sale price $1.25 x 4 = $5, used two $0.50 coupons, Publix doubled = $3.00
  • Ruffles Potato Chips x 2: Reg. price $3.99 x 2 = $7.98, BOGO sale = $3.99
  • Juicy Juice 8 packs x 2: Reg. price $2.99 x 2 = $5.98, BOGO sale = $2.99
  • Swiss Miss Cocoa Mix: Reg. price $2.49, BOGO sale = $1.25, used $0.50 coupon, Publix doubled = $0.25
  • Country Crock Butter: Reg. price = $2.29, BOGO sale = $1.15, used $0.25 coupon, Publix doubled = $0.65
  • Smuckers Apricot preserves: Reg. price $3.29, sale price = $2.00, used $0.25 coupon, Publix doubled = $1.50
  • Green Giant Frozen Boxed Veggies x 4: Reg. price $1.75 x 4 = $7, sale price = $1.00 x 4 = $4, combine with two $0.50 coupons, Publix doubled = $2
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls x 3: Reg. price $2.72 x 3 = $8.16, sale price $5, used three $1 coupons = $2.00 ($0.67 each)
I also realized that I have a stack of Piggly Wiggly coupons that are $5 off a $25 purchase and Publix accepts them as competitor coupons! They were in the coupon book that schools in our area sell every year! Awesome!

Regular price: $69.10 + tax = $75.32
After sales and manufacturers' coupons:$27.77 - $5 Piggly Wiggly coupon
Total OOP: $22.77 + tax = $25.53 (66% savings!)

4 comments:

cheapbychoice said...

You were a brave soul. For me, I try to never shop with my husband. He is worse than any child. (lol!)

Trace Car Driver said...

i see you (well, eric) bought jax toothpaste... how does he do with brushing his teeth? trace hates for us to help him so really his teeth don't get brushed properly.... i need some secrets if you have any :)

Trace Car Driver said...

i see you (or eric!) bought jax toothpaste... how does he do with brushing? trace hates it when we help him so really his teeth don't get brushed properly. any suggestions???

Trina said...

Girl you rocked it. I have been in a major coupon slump lately. I need to get all my stuff organized again. *sigh*

As far as your question, yes, I've been working on a fabric dollhouse for my 5YO daughter.