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Sunday, October 28, 2012

CVS 10/27: Paid $.25 and Saved $114.14 - Ritz, Thermacare, Glade

Did two transactions.

Transaction 1

3 Nabisco Ritz Crackers $2.50 each
Triscuits $2.50
- $3.99 Free Triscuits MQ from FB
Hershey's Snack Snack Variety pack $5
- $5.00 Hershey Candy CVS Q from the Halloween pack
3 Stride iD Gum $1 each
2 Thermacare Back Wrap 2ct $6.79 each
- $2 Thermacare CVS Q
- $3 Thermacare MQ x 2
Mascarade Mask (not pictured) $3.99
- $5 Halloween Costume CVS Q from the Halloween pack
3 American Greetings Halloween Cards $.99 each
5 Glade Candles $4.29 each
- $1 Glade Candles MQ x 5

Total = $59.99
- $10/$50 Purchase CVS Q
- $3 Birthday Bucks!
- $26.99 in Coupons Above
Paid with $20 ECB and earned back $24 in ECB:
$5 for Nabisco/Triscuit/Hershey
$1 for Stride iD Gum
$3 American Greetings
$5 Thermacare
$10 Glade

Paid $.24 in cash and saved $74.75.

Transaction 2

Jr Dippers Cheese & Breadsticks $2
2 Thermacare Back Wrap 2ct $6.79 each

- $2 Thermacare CVS Q
- $3 Thermacare MQ x 2

3 Halloween Cards $.99 each
- FREE Card wyb 2 CVS Q
4 Glade Candles $4.39 each
- $1 Glade Candles MQ x 5

Total = $40
- $4/$20 purchase CVS Q (Expired)
- $13.99 in Coupons Above
Paid with $18 ECB (all expired) and earned back $18 in ECB:
$10 Glade
$3 American Greetings
$5 Thermacare

Paid $.01 in cash and saved $39.39.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kroger 10/20 & 10/22: 65 General Mills Products for $3.20 AND $35.50+ in Box Top for Education!

Finished out the Kroger General Mills deals on 10/20 and 10/22.  Ended up with 65 more items and paid only $3.20!  Then used my final $5 coupon to get 2 Capri Sun 10 packs free!  Not everything is purchased (only the dry good purchased 10/20).

What I purchased:
6 Toaster Strudels
8 Totinos Pizzas
3 Old El Paso Taco Shells
10 Betty Crocker Cake Mix
6 Betty Crocker Icing
9 Hamburger Helper
24 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes
2 Capri Sun

Combing this trip with my previous trip I purchased a total of 140 items for $9.41.  Only $.07 per item!

Before doing any transactions I went to this page and registered my Kroger card for eBoxtops.  This site gives you 10 bonus box tops for every 5 items you purchase - and you don't have to clip anything!  The money is sent directly to the school.  I earned 215 eBoxtops which equals $21.50 to the kid's school!  Plus I purchased 140 items which will add another $14 before the school year is up (not even counting the packages with multiple box tops...) so it's nice to share a little money with the school.

Food Fair 10/24: FREE Paseo 12 Count Toilet Paper!

I was so excited when my Food Fair ad came in the mail yesterday!  They had Paseo Toilet Paper (12 pack) and Paseo Paper Towels (8 count) in the ad for 5 for $5.  And there are coupons for $1 off.  So I thought, "Wow, definitely going to stock up on some free toilet paper and paper towels!"

Went to Food Fair bright and early this morning (around 6am) and loaded 6 of these into my cart (Food Fair reserves the right to limit 6 like coupons per transaction - which I figured they'd be doing for this) and go up to the register.  I mention to the cashier they are 5 for $5 and she doesn't believe me so I show her the ad.  She calls her manager down who said there was a misprint in the ad.  Well darn.  But since I was there bright and early he'd give me one for that price.

So they rang it up for $1 and I used my $1 coupon and walked out with my free toilet paper.

(They're actually $3.88 so only $2.88 with the $1 coupon which still isn't a bad deal.  Especially when you have kids who use too much regardless and quality really isn't a priority.)

Home Depot 10/24: 220 Glad Force Flex Trash Bags, Glade Room Spray and a Pumpkin for $1.22

Using the amazing coupons available on Home Depot's Facebook Page (you have to play a game to get the coupons) I was able to score some nearly free high quality trash bags at Home Depot tonight!  The coupons are one per person so I did two separate transactions.

Glad Force Flex Bags 110 ct for $13.97
Pumpkin for $2
Total = $15.97
- $15/$15.01 Purchase Home Depot Coupon 
Paid $.98 (tax included)

Glad Force Flex Bags 110 ct for $13.97
Glade Room Spray $1.27
Total = $15.24
- $15/$15.01 Purchase Home Depot Coupon
Paid $.24 (tax included)

That's 220 high quality trash bags for only $1.22 or less than a penny a piece!  Rich always gripes at me for buying the "cheap" trash bags (which I do...) so I was excited to score this deal.  I still have another $15 coupons left as well as three $10 and three $5 that don't expire until 12/31/12 so I should be able to score some more great deals with these coupons!

(The picture is only 100 ct but the ones I purchased are 110 count.  I just pulled a picture off the internet to use.)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kroger Trip 10/19: 75 General Mills Products for only $6.21 - Saved $114.24!

Kroger is having a Cart Buster sale on various General Mills products PLUS you get a coupon for $5 on your next order (OYNO) when you buy 5 products.  There are coupons you can use that match up with these products.  I used a $5 P&G Mail-in-Rebate card I had so that I wouldn't have to pay anything to get started and then I did a total of 15 transactions consisting of 5 items each (it actually didn't take very long since each one only had 5 items).  I paid a total of $6.41 out of pocket for 75 items and saved $114.24.  That makes each item only $.09 and a savings of 94%  I also earned enough fuel points to get $.10 off next time I fill up and at least 75 Box Tops for Education!  Plus I still have a $5 OYNO coupon left over in case I decide to go back and pick up some of the other items on sale.

What I purchased:
10 Betty Crocker Mac and Cheese (this is new and I've never tried it!)
9 Old El Paso Taco Shell Packages
3 Old El Paso Refried Beans
12 Totinos Pizzas
6 Toaster Strudels
9 Betty Crocker Cake Mix
12 Better Crocker Cake Icing
14 Better Crocker Boxed Potatoes
75 items total!