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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

Today and yesterday I stopped by a couple of stores.  In fact, I shopped Target while in Maimi…you can coupon wherever you are!  You can also coupon without a lot of time.  Most people I have spoke to think it takes HOURS to get the deals.  You can have small, short trips that add up.  Most of my deals today were small quanities and took VERY little time at the store.

PUBLIX

I really did not need much from the grocery store this week, but I did want to cash in on a few of the deals (literally).  I spent $12.16 oop for $43.48 worth of groceries.  Here is what I bought:Publix 10-27

2 Planters Mix Nuts (BOGO)  (used $1/2 Q)

2 Granny Smith Apples (Used $1 on produce)

3 Bananas

3 Ritz Crackerfuls (used BOGO wyb Ritz crackers)

6 Ritz Crackers (BOGO) (used $1/2 Q)

Not only did I snag these deals for 73% Savings…but now I can submit for the Keep Jingle in Your Holidays Rebate…I will get $10 for the stuff I bought. So, when you factor the rebate in, I only spent $2.16 for all the above.  Pretty good in my opinion. (Note the nuts are not pictured).

CVS

CVS has not been so great lately…not like the summer when I was raking in the ECBs.  This week I had the $5/$25 purchase and I needed TP, so I decided to make it work.  The save $5 on $25 purchase can be great cause you can really rake in the deals, especially when you buy a bunch of “free” stuff and use the $5 to pay for an item….such as TP.  Some were laughing at me today with my testing kit (that I don’t need), but I will donate it.  One of the things I like to do with all this great stuff is give back.  Over the summer with all the great back to school deals, CVS was practically giving away the supplies.  I went each week and got what I could for free.  Just before school started, I donated all of the supplies to the United Way backpack program.  I will do the same with the blood sugar kits and some other great stuff.  If feels great to be able to give back!  I ended up spendng $10.63 OOP for $90.46  worth of goods.  Here is what I bought:CVS 10-28

12 Roll CVS TP (toliet paper)

Neosporin Lip Health ($2.50 Instant Q, plus $3/1 Manuf. Q)

4 Cambells Tomato Soup (2 $1/2 Q’s)

1 Sonic Spin Brush

Nova Max Kit

I also used a $6.99 ECB I had remaining in addition to the $5/$25 purchase.  I ended up with an additional $11.99 in ECB’s, so I ended up making money on the deal!

Toys R Us

This was a fun shop because I don’t normally have such great coupons for this store.  Unfortunately I ended ToysRUs 10-27up taking my daughter with my so my plan for stashing the items for xmas did not work as planned.  Here is what I bought:

1 Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (used $10/1 Q from here– note you can buy the Blu-Ray/DVD)

1 Tinkerbell Doll (25% off)

2 Small Tinkerbell dolls (BOGO)

1 Fairies Lantern (free with $40 fairy purchase)

I also used a $5/$25 purchase Q.  My total oop was $29.62 for $66.76 in merchandise. I think for Toys R Us, that is a GREAT deal (considering the movie regular price is $29.99), plus it was Tinkerbell merchandise!!

Target

I had a TON of fun at Target, I LOVE when they give me stuff for FREE!  I shopped Target while I was in Miami, no coupons but the dollar bins were 50% off Green dot items!  So I bought a few items, including books, nail kits and socks – always great stocking stuffers and small gifts.  Also, if you are not aware Target will price match a competitors ad.  THEY ARE GREAT about it.  You just bring the ad and they will ring your items up.  You have to complete the price match transaction at guest services, but they are really great about it.  While at Target, I spent $14.49 OOP for $97.54 worth of groceries and merchandise.  Here is what I bought:

3 Kelloggs Apple Jacks (Price Match to CVS ad – 2/$4, plus Target $1/1 Kellogs Q and $1/1 Manuf. Blinkie)Target 10-27

3 Kelloggs Fruit Loops  (Price Match to CVS ad – 2/$4, plus Target $1/1 Kellogs Q and $1/1 Manuf. Blinkie)

Renuzit Air Freshner

2 Care Bear Socks

3 Sesame Street Books

2 Pedicure Sets

2 Airwick Ultra Freshmatic – (on Rollback for $5.99 from $13.99, used $6/1 Q)Target 10-28

4 Febreeze Holiday Scents – on sale for $4.99, used $4/1 Q

8 Pk Notecards

2 Sets gift bags (birthday party coming soon!)

Ice Pack

Abbey Cadaby Bucket

2 Foaming Hand Soap

3 AAA Batteries (used 3 $1/1 Q’s)

6 Keebler Cookies (Target Promo – Buy 2 Get 1 Free, plus used 3 $1/1 Target Keebler Q’s, plus 2 $1/1 Manuf Q’s and 2 $1.50/2 Manuf. Q’s)

Overall my savings were $86%.  The best part was ringing up the cereal and my total was $0.00!!!!  I still hope to shop Walgreens and Wal-mart this week.  I will let you know if I find any great deals.

Today I shopped Walgreens, CVS and Publix.  I usually shop at least one store on Sunday to get my copies of the Sunday paper.  Some places do sell Sunday papers all week, but there is no guarantee they will have them, so if I am not busy I try to make sure to get my Sunday papers.

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Walgreens

WAGS was a slow one for me this week.  I took advantage of the monthly register rewards on Chapstick, but other than that I took advantage of the RR I had that were going to expire next week and bought the below:

4 Lindsay Olives , ( Used WAGS Q $99/1, Manufacturer Q $2/1)

5 Newspapers ($2 x 2, $1 x 3)

1 Walgreens Orange Juice (no Q’s)

1 Chapstick Mandarin, (no Q’s)

Used, $13 in RR from previous transaction, total oop $1.40 for $21.94 in products.  Then I received a $3 RR to use on my next trip.

CVS

CVS has not had the greatest sales lately, but they do have a money maker on the Glade products.  Here is what I got:

1 Glade Fragrance Collection Diffuser (used $3/1 Q)

1 MacArthur Orange Juice (no Q)

1 CVS Green Bag Tag

Used, $7.00 ECB from previous purchase so total oop was $1.49 for $15.39 in products.  I also received $6.99 ECB to use on my next purchase.

Publix 10-18-09

Publix

Publix was also a slow one as I bought the REALLY good deals the other day, see my post here (make sure you get your FREE fabric softener and FREE toothpaste).  Here is what I got:

2 Sunkist Orange Soda 12 Packs

2 A&W Root Beer 12 Packs

1 Hawaiian Punch 12 Pack Juice

2 Progresso Bread Crumbs

2 Entenmann’s Doughnuts

2 Fast Fixin Bags Chicken Nuggets (used 2 – $1/1 Q’s)

1/4 Lb Publix Hard Salami

16 Packs of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning (used 3 $1/3 and 4 Free Seasoning wyb 2 products)

2 LBs Bananas

3 Packages of Chicken Breasts (used Albertson’s Q buy 1 get 2 free)

I also used a $5 off $50 Albertson’s Q for an oop of $29.72 for $90.07 in products.  Not my best week, but still a 68% savings overall.  I also bought some splurge items for my husband for work, so without those my oop would have been $13.00.

Let me know if you have questions regarding any of the above scenarios and remember to check out my posts on the Publix, Walgreens and CVS to check out all of the possible deals.

Best Deals I see this week:

Glade Fragrence Collection $6.99, get $6.99 ECB

  • $3/1 Printable (no longer Available)
  • $3.50/1 here (may be gone already)
  • $3.00/1 10-4-09 SS

Use any of the above coupons to MAKE MONEY on the deal.

General Mills Cereals $2/6.00, get $2.00 ECB

The $1.00/1 makes each box $1.  The $1.00/2 makes each box $1.50, after ECBs
Excedrin $2.49

  • $0.75/1 8-30-09 SS
  • $1.00/1 if PM included, click here

With the $1/1, each bottle is $1.49

Spend $25 on listed P&G Products and get Transformers Revenge of the Fallen DVD for $9.99 – great for gifts!

As I find more match-ups, I will add.  Email me if you find other deals! To see a full list of the sale items plus coupons check out Michelle’s post.



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Be on the look-out for the above item.  According to i Heart CVS, you will have to pay $0.99 for the card, but each time you go to CVS and use your green bags and scan your card your will recieve $1 ECB after the fourth scan.  You are limited to one card scan per day.

I am EXCITED for this!  Free ECB’s!! Now I just have to remember to take the bags out of the trunk, but this is a GREAT incentive!

Walgreens:

I don’t usually shop Walgreens, but this deal is fantastic!

Buy 8 or more select products, get $10 in RRs (Buy 6, Get $6 RR; Buy 4 Get $2 RRs)
(Products – Dove Hair Care, Dove Deodorant, Dove Lotion and Body Wash, Vaseline, Pond’s Skin Care, Q-tips, Suave Deodorant, Breyer’s Ice Cream, Lipton Tea, Hellmans Mayo, Skippy Peanut Butter, Ragu pasta sauce, and Bertolli Dinners)

The best combination:

8 Jars of Skippy Peanut Butter $2.00

Use $0.55/1 (Unilever – Raise your Hand for Savings Book) – or-

$.060/1 in 8/2 RP (I think)

Total OOP $11.60, get $10 Register Rewards for Next Trip

You can also substitute the Ragu Pasta Sauce, use the $0.55/1 from Raise you hand for Savings Book) and get some pasta sauce with the Peanut Butter.  There are other combinations, but these appear to be the least expensive.

Also, you can get Jell-O for $0.25/box – or FREE is you have the $1.00/2.

Use $1/2 oe $0.50/2 coupon from the 7/26RP

Buy Gum Toothbrush 2 pack @ $3.49, Get $3.49 RRs
Use $1/1 coupon from the 6/21 RP
Pay $2.49 out of pocket
Get back $3.49 RRs

Buy Vitamin Shampoo or Conditioner 13 oz @ $3.99, Get $3.99 Register Rewards
FREE after RRs!


CVS

FREE STUFF, roll your ECBs:

Buy Caliber or CVS 70-80 sheet 1 subject notebook @ 99¢, Get 99¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber 10 Pk Pencils @ 99¢, Get 99¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber Academic Book Covers @ $1.99, Get $1.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Poly Portfolio @ 49¢, Get 49¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber 20 ct Pens @ 99¢, Get 99¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber Academic Scissors @ $2.99, Get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber Academic Compass/Protractor @ $1.99, Get $1.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber Academic Flexi Ruler @ 99¢, Get 99¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Caliber Note/Glue stick/Pen Eraser @ 99¢, Get 99¢ ECBs (Limit 2)
FREE after ECBs!

Buy Blink Tears or Gel Tears @ $7.99, Get $7.99 in ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/1 coupon from the 8/2 RP
Get back $7.99 in ECBs

Buy 5 Electrasol Power Tabs or Gelpacs @ $4.50 each
Use 5 $2.50/1 coupons from the 7/12 SS
Pay $10 out of pocket
Get back $10 in ECBs
FREE after ECBs!


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.