Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pick and Save; A New Way to Shop!

So today, I shopped completely different at Pick and Save. I really had nothing in particular that I was looking to get since I was preoccupied with leaving town. But, it was double 10 coupons and I hated to miss out on the reduced groceries.

I went in with my coupons and just walked the aisles, looking for sales that matched my coupons. Surprisingly, it did not really take me much longer to do that, then when I have a list!

I did pretty well, bought $29.04 worth of groceries (after sales) and ended up paying $13.64!! Yep, I was pretty excited…  $15.40 worth of coupons after doubing!!

My really good deals were:

Uncle Ben’s rice - $2.19 minus $1/doubled = .19!
Oreo cookies - $2.69 minus $1/doubled = .69
Chex cereal - $2.79 minus $1/doubled = .79
Sara Lee Key Lime Pie (ready to serve) –
        Clearance for $1.64 minus $.75 doubled = .14!!

Who would have known couponing could be such a rush?!?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Love Pick and Save Double Daze!

Pick and Save was one of those grocery stores that I seldom shopped at before I became a "couponer".  I look back in amazement, once again, at all the good deals I missed before my couponing days began.  Combining sales at P&S with the double coupons almost always gets me something for free that week!

This week, I bought my $25 worth of groceries ($25.73 to be exact) and paid only $14.73 OOP.

Again, the yogurt and Kraft 100 calorie cheese were free (plus got .34 overage on the Kraft cheese)!  I so seldom pay anymore for yogurt, it will be hard to start paying again if they ever stop the double days!

My "OK" deals (good sale at PS):
1 Popsicle - $1
2 Lunchables - .98 each

My great deals:
1 Activia yogurt - $2
(minus $1 coupon/doubled) = free
1 Kraft 100 Calorie cheese - $1.66
(minus $1 coupon/doubled) = free +.34
2 Skinny Cow Truffles - 2/$7.00
(minus 2 $1 coupons/doubled) = $1.50 each!! 
This was great since it is normally 4.89 a box here.
2 Lean Cuisine meals - 2/$4.00
(minus $1 coupon/doubled) = $1.00 each!

For all of the following, it cost me $14.73. 

Not bad when you consider that the Bologna was $5.99 (this is my 'filler' to get my total to $25 when I need it...only Bologna my hubby eats) and the bananas were $1.10.

That means $7.64 for everything else!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KMART Double coupons!

This week (7/4-7/10) is double coupon week at Kmart.  I read some blogs and some people thought it wasn't quite worth going since it was only 5 coupons that were being doubled.  Sooo, I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out but decided to give it a try anyway.  They are doubling up to $2 coupons (giving me $4 off), so it sounded like it could be some pretty good trips.

I did have a bit of a scare after my first trip on hubby put away the cart with my coupon binder still in it (he thought I was going to grab it, and I did not even know it was there!).  Innocent mistake, but we did not realize it until we were several blocks away.  When I got back to Kmart, I could not find the binder at all, but, thank God, it was at Customer service and the girl that worked there had found it!  

Back to my transactions!

#1) Bought:

1 Gillette Clear Gel Deodorant for $4.29
1 Bic Soleil 6 pack for $5.79
1 Tampax 20 ct for $4.49
1 Dove Deodorant for $4.00
1 Dove Body Mist for $4.00 (which smells awesome by the way!)

Total: $22.57 before tax ($23.81 after tax)


-$4.00 ($2.00 Gillette)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Bic)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Tampax)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Dove)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Dove)

Coupon total: $20.00 !!

Final Total: $22.57-$20.00 = $2.57 + .69 (Tax) = $3.26 OOP

For #1, I received $23.81 worth of product for $3.26...savings around 86%!!

#2) Bought:

2 Broadway Nails for $5.49 each
1 Poise Pantiliner for $3.49 (Charity)
1 Tampax 20 ct for $4.49

Total: $18.96 before tax ($20.00 after tax)


-$4.00 ($2.00 Broadway Nails)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Broadway Nails)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Tampax)
-$3.49 ($2.00 Poise) - only will double up to the value of the item

Coupon total: $15.49

Final total: $18.96-$15.49 = $3.47+.80 (tax) = $4.07 OOP

For #2, I received $20.00 of product for $4.07...savings around 80%

And with both transactions around a 83% savings! 

I know it is not the best deal in the world, but for a new couponer, it is pretty good!  Managed to get the Dove and Poise for free (other than tax) and the the Tampax for only around .50 each box!

The Broadway Nails are what cost me, but $1.68 for each is an awesome price for what I have found in my area!
$7.33 for all of this!!