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It is almost the New Year, what are your resolutions for the year.  Mine is to be more diligent about posting to this blog (sorry 😦 ).  In reality though, I have not been doing much grocery shopping.  It was nice not to “have” to go to the store (only for essentials like milk ans eggs).  I was able to save almost 40% on my Christmas dinner grocery visit.  So, this week I made a couple of stops and would like to share some of the great deals I found this week.

TARGET

I decided to shop Target because they have GREAT after Christmas sales.  If you did not already know, Target also has a toy clearance in January.  Be on the look out for toys prices 30-75% off their original price.  Unfortunately, my Target still had Christmas items at 50% off and the toys were only 30%, I will try again later this week.  All in all I did pretty well.  I spent 34.59 oop for $55.39 in merchandise.  Here is what I bought:

2 Method (Christmas) Hand Soaps – marked down to $2.54 – used 2-$2 off Q’s

Cascade 2 in 1 tabs – used $1/1 Q

Birthday Gift (no Q’s)

Princess and the Frog Book (no Q’s, but made little girl VERY happy)

2 – Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags – on sale for $5.99 – used 2 $1/1 and 2 Target $1/1

Dog Shampoo (no Q’s)

6 – Reach Dental Floss – 6 – $1/1 Q’s

2 – Rolaids 3 Packs – $2.64/ea – used 2-$2/1 Q’s

Trio Toy – on clearance for $2.64 from $4.99

Plus, Target will give you $0.05 for each reusable bag you use at checkout.  I know it is not much, but it is something!

CVS

This was probably one of my favorite shops this week!  I brought my checkout total down from $45.45 to $3.68!!!  I LOVE when that happens.  So your next question is HOW DID YOU DO THAT?  Well, this week CVS is giving away $5 ECB for the Bayer Glucose system, so that is a big part, plus I used the $5 off $30.  Not only did I only pay $3.68 oop, I took home $9.00 to use on other items….so I MADE money on the deal!  Here is what I got:

1 – Bayer Blood Glucose Monitoring System – used $30/1 Q (adjusted to $14.99)

2 – Pantene Shampoos – used 1 $3/2 Q

3 – Dawn Dish Liquid – used 3 – $1/1 Q’s  (FREE ITEM)

1 Gallon McArthur Milk

1 – Colgate Toothpaste – used $1/1 Q (FREE ITEM after ECB)

1 – 3 Pack Ivory Soap – used $1/1 Q – from 12/27 P&G insert  (FREE ITEM)

I also had $1 ecb that I used on the purchase in addition to the $5/$30 (from using my green bag tag).  All in all, $3.68 for the above is A OK in my book, since milk usually costs just that.

WINN DIXIE

I normally do not shop Winn Dixie – I only have time for so many stores, but I could not pass this one up (plus  had some free time).  Winn Dixie is running a meal deal promotion.  If you purchase two Tombstone pizzas for $11.58, you get 4 other items for free.  So, I paid $11.58 for $25.25 in groceries.  Here is the deal:

2 Tombstome pizzas

FREE ITEMS:

1- 2 Liter Coke Product

1 – Winn Dixie Brand Garlic Bread

1 – Bryers Ice Cream

1 – Farmrich Mozzerella Sticks

Pretty cool!

PUBLIX

Since I had been out of town, I was not able to cash in on the Publix deals.  I went today to grab a few things and to cash in on my $5/$50 Q before it expired tomorrow. BE ON THE LOOK OUT – Publix always has calendars at the beginning of the year (they are free) and they have GREAT coupons in them.  Be sure to grab a calendar!

At Publix, I spent $25.33 oop for $89.46 in groceries.  Here is what I bought:

4 – Scotch Mailing Envelopes – used 4- $1/1 Q’s

2.57 LB Bananas – They are $0.39/lb this week!

4 3LB bags of Purina Beneful – used 4 – $2.50/1 Q’s

2 – Wonka Gummy Candies – used 2 – $1/1 Q’s (FREE ITEM)

Scotch Lint Roller Refill – used 1 – $1/1 Q

Scotch Mini-Lint Roller Refill – used 2 – $1/1 Q’s

2 – Scotch Brite Sponges – used 2 $1/1 Q’s

2 – Fusion Snack Mix – used 2 $1/1 Q’s

4 – Glade Fragrance Collection Candles – used 4 – $4/1 Publix Q’s & 4 – $2/1 Q’s (FREE ITEM)

4 – Snuggle Fabric Softner – used 4 – $2/1 Q’s

used $5/$50 order Publix Q

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If one of your resolutions is to save money for the coming year, look to your grocery bill.  Your grocery bill is the fastest and easiest place to save money.  How?  Simple, start using coupons and only buying things when they are on sale.  By following the advice on this site and others I have listed you will start to see savings in the neighborhood of 50-80%.  Even if you save 10-20%, it is still more money in your pocket than before.

Using coupons is not difficult, but takes patience to get started.  As we get into the new year, I will post deals, savings and other great ways to save your family money.  I routinely save over 50% on my grocery bill and often go weeks without grocery shopping because of all the great deals I have found.  I recently added a LARGE pantry to my kitchen to house all the great deals I have found (see previous post).  Below is a great thing to know, the coupon insert schedule for the year.  I read this on IHEARTSAVINGMONEY.com and thought it you might find it useful (to prevent buying extra papers on the weekends without inserts!).

January
1/3: 2 Smart Source & 2 Red Plum & General Mill
1/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/17: Smart Source & Red Plum & Proctor & Gamble
1/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
1/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

February
2/7: Smart Source
2/14: No Inserts
2/21: Smart Source & General Mills & Procter and Gamble
2/28: Smart Source & Red Plum

March
3/7: Smart Source, Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
3/14: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/21: Smart Source& Red Plum
3/28:2 Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble

April
4/4: No Inserts
4/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/18: Smart Source & Red Plum
4/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

May
5/2: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G
5/9: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/16: 2 Smart Source & Red Plum
5/23: Smart Source & Red Plum
5/30: No Inserts

June
6/6: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
6/13: Smart Source
6/20: Smart Source & Red Plum
6/27: Smart Source & Red Plum

July
7/4: No Inserts
7/11: Smart Source & Red Plum
7/18: Smart Source
7/25: Smart Source & Red Plum

August
8/1: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
8/8: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/15: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/22: Smart Source & Red Plum
8/29: Smart Source & Red Plum & P&G Insert

September
9/5: No Inserts
9/12: Smart Source & 2 Red Plum
9/19: Smart Source & Red Plum
9/26: Smart Source & Red Plum

October
10/3: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
10/10: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/17: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/24: Smart Source & Red Plum
10/31: Smart Source & Red Plum

November
11/7: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
11/14: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/21: Smart Source & Red Plum
11/28: No Inserts

December
12/5: Smart Source & Red Plum & Procter and Gamble
12/12: Smart Source & Red Plum
12/19: No Inserts
12/26: No Inserts

BathBodyWork

Check out the great coupons you can get just for visiting Bath & Body Works.  I stopped by yesterday while I was at the mall.  The coupons are as follows:

  • FREE Items when you purchase $15 (up to $13 value- free item)
  • $10 off Purchase of $30 or more
  • Save 20% on your entire purchase

These are GREAT coupons and will be handy for the Holiday season.  Stop in the store to get yours today!

Don’t forget to grab your paper today to get all the ads in one place! Here are the coupons you can snag with each ad:

Albertson’s:

Seasoned Boneless Pork Chops, Buy one Get Two Free

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak, Buy one get two free

Angus London Broil or Ground Angus London Broil, Buy one get two free

St Louis Pork Ribs, Buy one get two free

Free Halloween Plush with the purchase of any 3 cards

Publix

$3/1 Huggies Diapers Box

Don’t forget that Publix accepts competitor coupons….that is why making sure you have all the ads is worthwhile.  I can’t begin to tell you how stuffed my freezer is from all the Buy1 Get 2 meat Q’s from Albertson’s that I use at Publix!!

Don’t forget to grab your paper to get a copy of the fliers for the week.

Albertson’s:

$5 off $50 Purchase (3 Day Coupon, Fri, Sat & Sun)

$3 Off Cigarette Cartons (limit 3)

Center Cut Bone-In Pork Chops – Buy One Get Two Free

Angus Bottom Round Roast or Steaks – Buy One Get Two Free

Boneless Chicken Breasts – Buy One Get Two Free

Assorted Pork Chops – Buy One Get Two Free

Winn Dixie:

$5 off Kuddles Supreme Club Box or Club Pack Diapers (54-104 ct)

Publix:

$2 off The Purchase of 3 Hallmark Express Party Supplies

$5 off Nestle Good Start Supreme Infant Formula

If you go to Allyou.com and print the 6-Pack Snapple coupon you can get the 6 pack of Snapple Tea at Publix, which is currently BOGO for $1.49 ea.

Happy Printing!

If you have the latest issue of All You, you can get the following:

Schick Quattro for Women $5.17  ($4 off in August All You)  TOTAL – $1.17

Crunch & Munch $1.00 ($1/2 in August All You – ConAgra Insert) Total – $1/2

NYC Nail Polish $1.72 ($1/1 All You August) – $0.72

Hefty One Zip Small Box $1 Use $1/1 5/17 RP – FREE

To check out other great WalMart Deals, read the Saving with Amy Blog.

CVS has been running some great Back to School deals with ECBs.  If you do not know what ECBs are, I will post a getting started guide to ECBs.  The best deals for the week (and great way to roll your ECBs).  Also, if you do not have a child starting school….donate the supplies (they are free) and there are plenty of kids that could use them.

Sunday – Tuesday ONLY
Buy Caliber Composition Book @ 99¢ get 99¢ in ECBs (limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy Caliber or CVS/Pharmacy Erasers, Push Pins, or Binder Clips @ 99¢, get 99¢ in ECBs (limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy Caliber Pencil or Index Card Case @ 99¢, get 99¢ in ECBs (limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy Pilot EasyTouch Pen 2 pack @ 99¢ get Earn 99¢ in ECBs (limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy Swingline Tot Stapler or Caliber Sticky Notes 2 pack @ 99¢, get 99¢ in ECBs (limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste @ $2.88, get $2 in ECBs (limit 1)
Bundle this one with a Colgate coupon and get bigger savings. Click here for a printable coupon.

All Week
Buy CVS/Pharmacy Tampons 10 Count @ $1.89, get $1.89 in ECBs (limit 1)
Free after ECBs

If you are just getting started rolling ECBs, separate your purchases out so that the first purchase pays for the next and so on. Since most of the freebies this week are the same price, it is pretty easy to do multiple transactions. Also, most of the CVS cashiers are more than willing to work with you.

If you buy Kraft cheese, go here to print out a great $1 off coupon

http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qg1nbir84974603&bt=wg&o=57363&c=KR&p=h5S3FQAo

It says only at Publix.