Kroger trip 1/5 – $21.27 OOP!

I’ve been on a couponing trip hiatus for the last few weeks b/c of the lack of inserts in the papers… but I went last night and did pretty darn good. I bought the canned veggies here before I saw the sale for next week in which they’ll be about $.30 cheaper a can :( , but I got some more coupons on eBay and I will be purchasing some more at only $.17 a can next week! Here’s the breakdown of what I got last night:

I got:

  • 5 – Old Spice bodywash – $2.49 ea.
  • 5 – Crest Complete toothpaste – $1.69 ea.
  • 15 – Freshlike canned veggies – $.75 ea.
  • 6 – Banquet pot pies -  $.76 ea.
  • 1 – Banquet entree – $3.09
  • 5 – Tennessee Pride sausage gravy – $1.25 ea.
  • 2 – Kraft natural shredded cheese – $2.50 ea.
  • 2 – Duracell AA batteries – $2.99
  • 4 – Toblerone chocolate bars – $.50 ea.
  • 4 – Aleve-40ct – on clearance for $1.99 ea.

Coupons used:

  • 5 – $2/1 Old Spice bodywash
  • 5 – $.75/1 Crest toothpaste
  • 5 – $.50/3 Allen’s family canned veggies
  • 1 – $.60/6 Banquet pot pies
  • 1 – $.75/1 Banquet frozen entree
  • 5 – $.55/1 Tennessee Pride sausage product
  • 1 – $1.25/2 Kraft Natural cheese (blinkie coupon found by cheese)
  • 2 – $.75/1 Duracell coppertop batteries
  • 4 – $.50/1 Toblerone chocolate bars
  • 4 – $2/1 Aleve 40ct or larger

Total before sales and coupons: $103.86

Toal after sales and coupons: $21.27. An 80% savings!

If your store does not double, your total would have been: $33.12. Still a good 68% savings!

Kroger trip 12/21 – $.55 OOP!

I haven’t posted one of my shopping trip breakdowns in awhile! But then again… I haven’t been doing too much ‘coupon’ shopping. It’s been more finding good deals for Christmas presents. :) Here are the details:

I got:

  • 5 – Reach floss – $1.05 ea.
  • 3 – Twix candybars – $.69 ea.

Coupons used:

  • 5 – $.55/1 ANY Reach floss product
  • 1 – B2G1 FREE Twix candybars
  • 1 – $1 OYNO catalina

Total before sales and coupons: $8.25

Total after sales and coupons: $.55. A 93% savings!

If your store doesn’t double,your total would have been: $3.05. Still a good 63% savings!

 

Pier 1 Imports clearance find!

I went to Pier 1 Imports during my Black Friday shopping extravaganza…. I didn’t expect to find anything there, but the group I was with wanted to go, so I tagged along. I sought out the ‘clearance’ section first thing. Haha! :) And I’m so glad I did.

I love crocheting… I’m crocheting quite a few Christmas gifts for friends and family this year. In the clearance section, I found these cute little napkin rings. Normally$2.98, on sale for $1.38 each! That’s a 54% savings on it’s own! So, what I plan to do is crochet a set of dinner napkins and slip these napkin rings over it to give a home-made gift a nice polished touch! :)

Bath & Body Works – 67% Black Friday savings!

I didn’t head out to snag any of the ‘Black Thursday’ sales… lol. I wasn’t about to brave those midnight crowds. :) But I did go out pretty early on Friday morning and snagged a few good deals. My favorite, was my trip to Bath & Body Works.

They were having a ‘Buy 3, Get 3 FREE’ sale, plus I had a FREE item coupon from a Bath & Body Works flyer I got in the mail. So, I bought 3 and got 4 items free. :) Then on top of that, they had a limited supply of VIP bags that had over $100 worth of full size products in it that you could get for only $20 with an additional $40 purchase. So, including my purchases with the ‘Buy 3, Get 3 FREE’ sale, my FREE item coupon and the VIP bag, I brought my total at Bath & Body Works from $196.43 down to $64.43! That’s a 67% savings!

Kroger trip 11/16 – $1.39 OOP

Kroger is running a promotion where you get $25 in store credit (added to your Kroger Plus card) when you transfer a prescription. So, I transferred one of my son’s prescriptions over and got $25. :) Here are the details of my transaction:

I got:

  • 4 – Sierra Mis 12 pks – $2.75 ea.
  • 1 – Kroger Pumpkin egg nog – $1.49
  • 2 – Kroger egg nogs – $1.29
  • 1 – Kroger boneless skinless chicken breasts – $6.99
  • 1 – Wright applewood smoked bacon – $7.49 (my husband uses this bacon specifically to cook a dish he’s making for Thanksgiving dinner)
  • 1 – Pillsbury egg scrambles – $1.27
  • 3 – Tennessee Pride sausage gravy – $1.28
  • 3 – Land o Lakes cinnamon sugar butter – $1.99

Coupons used:

  • 4 – $.75/1 Sierra Mist 12 pk
  • 1 – $1/1 Pillsbury egg scramble
  • 3 – $.55/1 Tennessee Pride sausage product
  • 3 – $.75/1 Land o Lakes cinnamon sugar butter
  • $25 off from pharmacy prescription transfer

Total before sales and coupons: $66.10

Total after sales and coupons: $1.39. A 98% savings!

If your store does not double, your total would have been: $8.29. Still an 87% savings!

Always keep an eye out for special promotions your store is running in order to maximize your savings and pick up items you normally wouldn’t have a coupon for!

Meijer trip 11/15 – +$3.02 OVERAGE!

I am pretty excited about this trip. It’s the best one I’ve had in a LONG time. And all this was accomplished with 2 kids in tow. A cranky 4 year old who hadn’t had a nap and a fussy 8 month old with pink eye who had just had a flu shot. Lol. I feel pretty accomplished. Here are the details of my transaction:

I got:

  • 1 – 19 lb frozen turkey – $23.80
  • 6 – Totino’s pepperoni pizzas – $1.25 ea.
  • 4 – Angel soft bathroom tissue – $1.29 ea.
  • 4 – Betty Crocker fruit snacks (2 Spiderman, 2 NiHao Kai-Lan) – $1.74 ea.
  • 2 – Sara Lee pies (1 pumpkin, 1 cherry) – $2.99 ea.
  • 1 – Cool Whip – $1.49
  • 1 – Beechnut stage 4 ‘Fruities’ – $2.00
  • 1 – 1 lb. Halloween candy – $1.00
  • 3 – Carefree panty liners – $.99
  • 2 – Tide detergents travel size – $.99 ea.
  • 1 – Head and Shoulders travel size – $1.00
  • 1 – Pantene travel size – $1.00
  • 1 – Old Spice body wash travel size – $1.00

Coupon used:

  • $17 off order of $20 or more (Meijer promotion WYB a 16lb or more fresh or frozen turkey)
  • 2 – $.60/3 Totino’s pizzas
  • 4 – $.45/1 Angel Soft 4pack bathroom tissue
  • 2 – $.50/2 Betty Crocker fruit snacks
  • 2 – $2/2 Betty Crocker fruit snacks mPerks (1 under my husband’s #, 1 under mine)
  • 2 – $1/1 Sara Lee frozen desserts
  • FREE Cool Whip (Meijer promotion WYB 2 Sara Lee pies)
  • 1 – FREE Beechnut stage 4 product
  • 3 – $.50/1 Carefree product
  • 1 – $.50/1 Tide detergent
  • 1 – $1/1  Tide deterget
  • 1 – $1/1 Head and Shoulders
  • 1 – $1/1 Pantene
  • 1 – $1/1 Old Spice body wash (the last 4 $1/1 coupons came from the P&G home mailer and had no size restriction)
  • $20 OYNO catalina from the pharmacy from awhile back.

The only thing I separated in this was 1 of the Carefree, 2 of the Angel Soft and 2 of the Betty Crocker fruti snacks b/c my Meijer only allows the first 2 of each coupon to double in each transaction.

Total before sales and coupons: $68.42

Total after sales and coupons: +$3.02 overage! A 105% savings!

If your store does not double, your total would have been: $2.58. A 96% savings!

Even if you didn’t have the $20 catalina from the pharmacy, whether your store doubles or not, your total would have been: $16.98-$22.58. A 75%-69% savings. Still pretty darn good.


Walmart 11/12 – $.90 OOP

I went to Walmart yesterday with my husband, and surprisingly didn’t spend more than I was expecting to! Haha! :) Here are the details of my transaction:

I got:

  • 5 – Carpet Fresh room deodorizers
  • 5 – Huggies wipes
  • 6 – J&J red cross first aid kits
  • 7 – Tide travel size detergents

Coupons used:

  • 5 – $1/1 Carpet Fresh
  • 6 – $1/1 J&J red cross item
  • 7 – $2/1 Tide detergent

Total before sales and coupons: $25.90

Total after sales and coupons: $.90. A 97% savings! I used my overage to get the Huggies wipes. We have $.40/1 Huggie’s wipes coupons, but they are for the bigger containers, so I just used my overage to get some of the smaller ones.

Kroger trip 11/11 – $2.90 OOP

Here are the details of my 11/11/11 trip to Kroger:

I got:

  • 5 – Healthy Life loaves of bread – $.99 ea.
  • 8 – Annie’s mac & cheese – $.50 ea.
  • 4 – Nesquick powder – $1.09 ea.
  • 3 – Garnier Fructis shampoo – $1 ea. (manager’s special item)
  • 2 – Del Monte canned green beans – $.49 ea.
  • 2 – Sour Skittles – $1.66 ea. (Halloween clearance item)

Coupons used:

  • 5 – $.35/1 Healthy Life bread
  • 4 – $.75/2 Annie’s product
  • 4 – $.60/1 Nesquick powder
  • 3 – $1/1 Garnier Fructis shampoo or conditioner (coupons.com. no longer avaiable)
  • 2 – $1/1 Skittles laydown bag (target.com/manufacturer coupon)

Total before sales and coupons: $45.00

Total after sales and coupons: $2.90. A 94% savings!

If your store doesn’t double, your total would have been: $7.61. An 83% savings!

Walmart trip 11/11 – $.49 OOP

I had been hearing about this carpet fresh deal at Walmart, but my Walmart never has the good deals you always hear about, so I never bothered to check before this morning. Surprise to me, they had it!

I got:

  • 10 – Carpet Fresh room deodorizer – $.98

Coupons used:

  • 10 – $1/1 any Carpet Fresh (10/23 RP)

Total before sales and coupons: $10.49

Total after sales and coupons: $.49. A 95% savings. :) All I paid for was tax!

Kroger trip 11/6 – $38.87 OOP

I always spend more than I intend to when I take my husband to the store. Lol. :) But all things considered, I think I still did pretty good. Especially since I got alot of meats today, too. Here are the details of my transaction:

I got:

  • 6 – loaves of Healthy Life bread – $.99 ea.
  • 3 – Hormel Compleats kids meals – $1.25 ea.
  • 4 – Campbell’s gravy – $.79 ea.
  • 4 – Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup – $.49 ea.
  • 5 – Swanson broth cans – $.49 ea.
  • 12 – DelMonte vegetable cans – $.49 ea.
  • 2 – Pork roasts – $5.99 lb.
  • 1 – Stuffed pork chops – $4.23
  • 1 – Pork steak – $2.16
  • 1 – Stuffed chicken breast – $3.19
  • 1 – Bratwurst – $3.62

Coupons used:

  • 6 – $.35/1 Healthy Life bread
  • 3 – $.55/1 Hormel Compleats kids meal
  • 1 – $.25/4 Campbell’s gracy
  • 1 – $.25/4 Campbell’s ‘great for cooking’ soups
  • 1 – $.50/5 cans of Swanson broth

Total before sales and coupons: $104.80

Total after sales and coupons: $38.87. A 63% savings. I’ve done better, but I feel this is pretty good considering I got alot of meat today, too. :)

If your store doesn’t double, your total would have been: $43.62. A 58% savings.