Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Love Walgreens!!!

Ok This is Amazing!! Totals First.......

Cost : $85.63
Saved: $61.50 Walgreens Sale/Coupons: $27.50
Manufacturers Coupons : $24.00
Register Rewards Earned/Used : $10.00
PAID : $24.13 72% Savings!!

2 Olay face wash
2 Olay moisturizer
5 Vicks nasal cold spray
6 Gummy Bears

The Vicks Nasal Cold Spray was the big deal of the day! They are on sale for $6 and receive a $2RR Like paying $4 each.....Then last week there was a coupon for $4/1 so They were all Free!! I Love FREE!! (I did do 5 different transactions. Hang onto the RR and used them to purchase the other items)

Commissary 9-29

I did a huge shopping trip today so I didn't take a picture of everything but here are some highlights.

Here is what I paid for each item.
Powderade - $.41 each Not pictured (Coupon was given at register buy 10 get 5 free)
Milk - $1.03 each (Coupon was save $1.50 on milk when you buy 2 boxes of poptarts)
Betty Crocker Potato's - $.74 each (Coupon was save $.50/2)
Clorox Wipes - $1.49 each (Coupon was save $.50/1 These were Military coupons hanging by the product)
Kandoo Wipes - $1.05 each (Coupon was $1/1)
Hefty Trash bags - $4.49 each (Coupon was Save $.50/1.....This is another Military Coupon that was by the product.....Actually picked it up at the BX and took it to the Commissary where the same box of Trash bags was $2 cheaper.)

My receipt didn't print right......Ran out of tape and I didn't notice until I got home but From what I remember I saved $25 in coupons on my entire bill at the Commissary!!

Successful Trip!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ziploc bags - Walmart

Ziploc sandwich bags were on roll back at my Walmart in Wichita Falls, Texas today. Marked down from $2.67 to $2.00.

Cost: $5.34 before roll back
Roll Back : $1.34
Coupon: $1.25 off two
Paid : $2.75 - $1.38 each
49% Savings

Keep in mind quantity when purchasing sale items like these. I had enough coupons to purchase 10 boxes however, my family would take forever to use up 10 boxes of lunch baggies. On items like this I try to use the 12 week rule. I stock up on what I think we will use in 12 weeks and usually by the time I am getting low there will be another coupon and another good deal on that item. Just a way to keep your monthly out of pocket cost low yet stock up when there is a sale on an item. :-)

Kraft Cheese

Thanks to my wonderful friend Amy in Las Vegas I was able to score amazing deals on some Kraft Products at the Commissary. She had a $5 off 5 Kraft Cheese items coupon that she mailed to me. Link to coupon Here after you print the first hit the back button and it should print a second one.

I love being able to pass on coupons to friends! Make sure you pass on coupons if you aren't going to use them and you think someone you know would.

Cost : $9.08
Coupons : $5.00
Paid : $4.08
55% Savings

Mozzarella Cheese - $.79 each
String Cheese - $1.50
Cream Cheese - $.50 each

I will be heading back for more next week!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Commissary Deals

Found some good deals at the Commissary today.

Total Cost : $6.20
Coupons: $3.30
Paid : $2.90
53% Savings

Shake N Bake was $.90
Cooking Spray was $.75
Rice was $.26 ( I wish I had more than one coupon for these I would have stocked up)
Brownie was $.99 (Never had these before going to try them out)

Pretty good deals I thought. The cooking spray was the only thing on my Must Have list but my stockpile will enjoy the extra items!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Loose Change for Coupons

I have found a new way to pay for my coupons on Sundays! Since we've moved I haven't had a chance to look into having my papers delivered yet. So here is my new method of getting my savings.

We throw all our loose change during the week into a Jar. Typically that was our "We need milk or diapers and payday isn't for two days" Fund. But the last couple of weeks I've been taking that change to the Coin Star at Walmart and using that money to pay for my 5 papers each week. So far it's more than paid for my papers!

So if your looking for a way to pay for your coupons try this out! You'd be surprised how much all that loose change can add up to!

Free Gain Dish Soap!

I picked up 3 of the Gain Dish Soaps.
Used 2 coupons -$1 Gain Dish Liquid (exp 9/30/2010) 8/29/2010 P&G
Paid $.73 including tax on all three.

I got the first 2 for free and used my $.22 overage on the third one!

Cost: $5.37
Manf. Coupons: $2.00
Store Coupon: $2.70
Paid : $.67 + $.06 tax

88% Savings!

I only had two coupons otherwise I would have stocked up even more.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bring on the Coupons!

What a whirlwind these past few months have been. We left Vegas two and a half weeks later than we had originally planned but we made it to Wichita Falls Texas in one piece and I'm so glad I decided to box up and take a good chunk of my stockpile with us in the Truck.

I have an overwhelming need to get back into couponing. Last week I went and purchased my papers at Walmart to start getting my coupon stash back up. I haven't had a chance to check out what deals the local paper may have to get them delivered to me but in the mean time I'll be heading out every Sunday to get those coupons!

In the two and a half months I didn't do Coupons our grocery budget went thru the roof. Because I couldn't stock up when things were on sale it became way more expensive in the long run. I'm ready to get back into it and start saving money.

My challenge will be coupon match ups. In Vegas I had Grocery Smarts to help me out with the match ups and to let me know when it was an ok deal or an amazing stock up deal. I'll try to post what I can. My Shopping options here are The Commissary, Walmart, Market Street (I think that's the name) and Albertsons.

This should prove to be a fun ride!