Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.....


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It has been another great shopping week for me! Enjoy this picture of my stash for only $30.45.


Here is how I did:


Target ( from Mommy Snacks ) -


  • Market Pantry Vanilla Wafers - Reg $1.19 - 50 Cent off Coupon - $.69

  • Market Pantry Saltine Crackers - Reg $1.19 - 50 Cent off Coupon - $.69

  • Market Pantry Graham Crackers - Reg $.97 - 50 Cent off Coupon - $.47

  • Market Pantry Wafer Cookies - Reg $.99 - 50 Cent off Coupon - $.49

At Target, I did my weekly sale shopping. Read here to see my ritual explained. I walked out with GREAT deals! For my 3 year old daughter's birthday party this summer ( she will be 4 ), I found a set of 3 stuffable bears on sale for 75% off. So, I bought 3 packs ( with 3 bears each ).


Now, I will be throwing her a party for all her little girlfriends where they get to stuff bears. The bears will also serve as their "gifts" for coming to the party. On top of that, all their invitations were on sale 75% off last week, so I had already found cute invitations for her party for $1.50. And, if we make the cake ( my cakes cost me about 80 cents when I buy them off my Grocery Game sale list ) I will be able to throw her a party for about 9 girls for under $15!! Heck of a better deal then taking them all to Build a Bear! ( although, these bears are tiny ones....they are still adorable..they even come with little birth certificates ).


I also found a wonderful Little Tike Play Dough type set 75% off. We have a birthday party coming up this weekend, and this gift is a great find for them.



  • (3) Stuff a Bear - Reg $44.88 - 75% Off to $11.22 - Saved $33.66

  • Little Tikes Play Dough Set - Reg $19.95 - 75% Off to $4.98 - Saved $14.94

Total Target Savings = $50.60


I spent = $19.55 w/tax


CVS



  • $9.99 - Wisp Flameless Candle

  • $4.29 - Baby Orajel ( because I needed it )

  • $2.29 - Bread ( because I needed it )

  • $3.99 - Listerine Kids Mouth Wash

  • $.50 - Reeses Pieces ( because I needed it for a recipe )

  • $5 off of $15 CVS Coupon

  • $9.99 Coupon for Candle ( customer service issue, they sent me Q for free product )

  • $1 off Manufacturer Coupon for Orajel

  • $1 off Manufacturer Coupon for Listerine Kids Mouth Wash

  • $4 Extra Care Bucks

Total CVS Savings = $20.99


I spent = 68 cents


I made $2 in ECB plus they have a rebate up to $3.89 for the Listerine, so I will be getting that money back, too.


CVS ( 2nd Trip )



  • $5.00 - (2) Welch's Grape Juice

  • $5.00 - (2) Nabisco Cookies ( Vanilla Wafers & Fig Newtons )

  • $2.09 - Eggs ( because I needed them )

  • $3.99 - Kids Listerine

  • $5 off $15 CVS Coupon

  • $1 off Manufacturer Coupon for Welch's Juice

  • $.35 off Manufacturer Coupon for Nabisco Cookies

  • $9.73 in Extra Care Bucks

Total CVS Savings = $23.64


I spent = $0


I made $2 in ECBs


Bath and Body Works



  • $1- Gift Bag

  • $8 - Lotion

  • $8 Off Coupon ( Up to $11 Off when you buy 1 item...go to Mommy Snacks for the Q )

Total Bath and Body Works Savings = $8


I spent = $1.06 w/tax


Meijer



  • $2.84 - 2 bunches of Bananas

  • $2.69 - Milk

  • $2.69 - Milk

  • $1 - Chex Mix

  • $1 - Chex Mix

  • $1 - Chex Turtle Mix

  • $1 - Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

  • $1 - Better Crocker Cookie Mix

  • $1 - Better Crocker Cookie Mix

  • $1 - Butter

  • $1 - Butter

  • $1 - Totinos Pizza Rolls

  • $1 - Totinos Pizza Rolls

  • $1 - Totinos Pizza Rolls

  • $1 off Free 11th Product ( Meijer Special )

  • $1 Off Chex Turtle Mix Coupon

  • $.50 off Chex Mix Coupon

  • $.50 Double

  • $.50 off Chex Mix Coupon

  • $.50 Double

  • $.40 off Pizza Rolls Coupon

  • $.40 Double

  • $.40 off Pizza Rolls Coupon

  • $.40 Double

  • $.40 off Butter Coupon

  • $.40 Double

  • $.40 off Butter Coupon

  • $.40 Double

  • $.40 Pizza Rolls Coupon

  • $.50 Cookie Mix Coupon

  • $.50 Double

  • $.50 Cookie Mix Coupon

  • $.50 Double

  • $.50 Cookie Mix Coupon

Total Meijer Savings = $20.51


I spent $9.12


One note: Meijer only doubles coupon to $1.00 2 times! This is different than Kroger, and confused me a bit. Andrea at Mommy Snacks did tell me this, BUT I misunderstood and thought if the coupons had different bar codes on them, that didn't count as the same coupon. SO, you will see that one of my Cookie Mix Coupons didn't double and the same thing happened with my Pizza Rolls. So, I could have saved more if I had known this and bought something different. Oh, well...still a great price!


Also, there are printable coupons so you would get the Pizza Rolls free and the Butter free, too. But, I just used my hard copy coupons from the paper. I ran out of printer paper, so I had no way to print the online coupons. But, that could make the deal even better for others!


Kirklands



  • $10.99- Wall Decor discounted from $39.99

  • $10 off Birthday Freebie Coupon

Total Savings = $39


I spent = 99 cents


Please note: Kirklands is not on my list of freebies, because you need to open a Kirklands Credit Card to get the free $10 each year on your birthday. I haven't used the card in YEARS ( I opened if for the discounts when we were decorating our home ), but I never cancel it, because I love getting my free $10 every year!


Grand Total Savings = $133.74


Grand Total Spent = $30.45


And, hey, Becky, if you are reading........it took me 2 hours and 20 minutes! I didn't make my 2 hour limit...( and I didn't make it to Kroger or Fitworks ). Oh, well, It tried!

5 comments:

Becky said...

2 Hours sounded a bit ambitious! I'm trying though to live by what you do and know that I can't do it all. I would have still gone to Kroger and Fitworks instead of cutting myself off with a time limit.
I spent about an hour in Meijers again yesterday and came home with 33 items .... most 10 for $10 .... and spent only $13!!!
Have a great week!
Becky

Carrie @ Moneysavingmethods.com said...

I actually probably would have continued on, except I had Noah with me. And, he was starting to cry and get fussy. Plus, it was almost time for him to eat. Otherwise, I probably would have hit Kroger and Fitworks. I plan to go out today and tackle those!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

fantastic finds! You even got a toy! I am very impressed!

Amanda said...

I think that's absolutely wonderful that you will be able to throw your daughter a great party for so little OOP expense. Good for you! :)

Andrea said...

Great Job Carrie! Sorry about the confusion on the Meijer coupons!! They typically double each two for me as long as they have different codes (so two printables and two hard copies), etc - but that could be a cashier thing too - they are always pressing those buttons just to get me out of the store I think :-) I still owe you a coffee (for all the help on the online offer) so you'll have to add an extra shot (on me too) to cover this too!

 
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