Sunday, May 31, 2009

What's my deal today?

Just got back from a shopping trip with Lari. As always, wen shopping with a 14-month-old, I could hardly focus on what I was doing while trying to keep her pacified/entertained. So, I probably missed out on a bunch of deals I could have gotten.
These are some of the best deals I got today. I won't list everything, because I bought some things (milk, baby food, eggs, juice) that were on sale but not great bargains. I think I still saved about 80% off the regular cost of my purchases today, even with the necessities thrown in.
Being the last day of the month, I had scads of good coupons expiring today, including six coupons for a FREE roll of Marcal toilet paper... only I couldn't find a store that sold it!

Here's what I snagged today:

Got some decent deals at Shaws today, too!
8 Boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola bars (Reg $3.19 each)
Sale price $1.49
Used four $1 off 2 coupons
Value: $25.52
Out of Pocket: $7.92
Saved: $17.60

Bought 2 Hebrew National Beef Franks - reg $5.99
Sale: $2.99 each
Used two $1 off store coupons
Total Value: 11.98
Out of Pocket: $3.98
Savings: $8

Bought 4 Kashi GoLean cereal reg $3.99 each
Sale 2/$6
Used 4 $1 off Shaws store coupons
Used two $1.50 off 2 boxes manufacturer coupons
Total Value $15.96
Out of Pocket $5
Saved $10.96

Bought 6 Bertolli frozen oven bake dinners (tasty!) Reg price $8.49 each
Sale price $6.99 ea
Used six $2 off coupons
Total value $50.94
Out of pocket $29.94
Saved: $21.00 - not an amazing deal, but it's an easy and tasty home-cooked meal for two for just $5!

Bought 6 Oscar Meyer deli select sandwiches (Lunchables for grownups) - Reg $4.99 ea
Sale price $2.99
These 6 each had a $1 off manager special coupon
I used six $1.50 off coupons I got in the office at my work
Total value: $29.94
Out of Pocket: $2.96 <- this is the cost of my lunches for ONE WEEK! Savings: $27.00 Bought 3 Breyers YoCrunch 4-pack yogurt reg $3.49 Sale $2.50 each Used three $0.75 coupons, which Shaws doubles Total value: $10.47 Out of Pocket: $3 Savings: $7.47 **Wal-mart** note: I don't like to shop at Walmart, but since I didn't give them money it was justified. 2 Free Rimmel "Sexy Curves" Mascara ($6.47 each), with coupons from All You Magazine (April, I think) that were expiring today. The mascara was for Bethann, not for me. Value $12.94 Spent: $0 Saved: $12.94

Deals: Pretty much nothing!
It's a lousy week for CVS deals after a killer Memorial Day weekend sale there. I just used some Extra care bucks to buy 3 copies of the Sunday paper (for the coupons) and 3 Now& Later candy packages, which was $0.22 each at 75% clearance, to make it up to the $5 value of the extra bucks. (They don't give you change for them)

Bic Soleil Razors (again, not for me!) sale price $4.99
Get $1 register reward back.
Used $3 coupon
Used another coupon for a FREE 4-pack of refill heads for Soleil razors ($7.49 value)
I Did this 4 times in 4 transactions (I had 4 sets of the coupons!)

Total Value $49.92
Spent out of pocket $7.96
Got $4 register rewards back
Total cost $3.96
Saved $45.96

Tresemme shampoo sale 3/$12
Used three $1 off coupons
Out of Pocket - $9
Got $5 Register Rewards back
Total cost to me: $4 ($1.33 per bottle)
Saved: $8

Bought 4 packages of Dentek floss picks - $2.99, buy 1 get 1 free
Total value $11.96
Used 4 $1 off coupons
Got 2 free
Out of pocket: $1.98
Saved $9.98

I also happened across 12-packs of Charmin toilet paper marked down from $9.99 to $2.59 on clearance. I only had a coupon for $1 off 2 packages, and it was the last one on the shelf. Still, it was almost 75% off!
Value: $9.99
Out of Pocket $2.59
Savings: $7.40

That's all I got there. A few other deals I might go back for this week, though - especially the Ecotrin, which is a $2 Money maker! (I just couldn't find the coupons today): has these other deals listed at Walgreens:

Ecotrin, $2
Get $2 RRs

$2.25/1 Ecotrin printable
$2/1 Ecotrin printable
$2/1 Ecotrin, exp. 8-31-09 (SS 5/17/09)
Better than FREE after coupon and RRs!

Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Moisturizer Therapy, $7.99
Get $5 RRs

$1/1 Kerasal printable
$1.99 after coupon and RRs!
*Bonus – Free Moisture-Enhancing Socks Offer (with 2 proofs of purchase)

Aquafresh Toothpaste, $0.99 (w/ in-ad coupon)

$1/1 Aquafresh printable FREE after coupon!

Natures Bounty Products, psa $3.59 (BOGO)
$1/1 Natures Bounty printable (IE) or printable (FF)
As low as $0.80 ea. after coupons!


  1. Ummm ... Thanks for sharing.

    We'll see how long it takes you to figure out who I am.

  2. Dude. I want to shop with you. You are my guru.

    -The flop