Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful & relaxing weekend. Ours was action-packed & went way too fast and now I’m facing this Monday morning with a messy house to clean, 2 (still!) jet-lagged girls to contend with, a huge stack of yet-unopened mail & bills to sort through, several weeks’ worth of coupons to organize, & a mountain of laundry yet to fold. Sometimes I wonder if going on vacation is really worth dealing with the aftermath. Sigh. I’m going to need a lot more coffee…
And now that that the whine fest is over–I just had to get it out of my system–here is what I got:
At CVS I spent $17.11 for $77.97 worth of groceries & drugstore merchandise, a savings of 78%
I always hate spending more than $10 OOP when I go to the drugstore, but I didn’t have any ECBs to start with, so there wasn’t much I could do. It also killed me to not have any coupons to use for the Raisin Bran I found on clearance but $0.99 is still a great price, and since Raisin Bran is Husband’s favorite cereal, I grabbed it anyway. On a brighter note, everything I got was stuff we really needed (or wanted, in the case of my all-time favorite drink, Honest Tea!) Sometimes I feel like I come home with a load of stuff that I will use eventually, but don’t necessarily need in the immediate future.
Transaction 1 Get $6.79 Extra Bucks WYB RepHresh Brilliant Tampons, 18ct (limit 1) @ – $6.79 (bought 1) (1) $1 off RepHresh Brilliant Tampons Printable Final price: FREE + $1 profit Get $2 Extra Bucks WYB (5) Honest Tea, 16.9oz (limit 1) @ – $1.00 (bought 6) (6) $1/1 Honest Tea printable (recyclebank) Final price: FREE + $2 profit Total OOP: $6.62, got back $6.79 & $2 ECBs Transaction 2 Get $4 Extra Bucks WYB (2) Huggies Pull-Ups (limit 1) @ – $9.00 (bought 2) (2) $2/1 Huggies Pull-ups printable Final price: $5 each Used $8.79 ECBs, Total OOP: $6.47, got back $4 ECBs Transaction 3 Wisk Laundry Detergent, BOGO – $8.49 (bought 2) (2) $2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent, exp. 6/26/11 (RP 05/15/11) or (RP 06/26/11) Final price: $2.25 each Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, CLEARANCE-$0.99 (bought 3) Used $4 ECBs, Total OOP: $4.02, no ECBs leftover
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At Publix I spent $31.65 for $82.16 worth of groceries, a savings of 62%.
Once again, my focus was on healthier Weight-Watchers friendly items. I decided to grab some more cottage cheese and was shocked to discover that the regular price had gone up by $0.40 since I bought it 4 days ago! Food is definitely getting more expensive, which makes saving money with coupons that much more important!
Grocery Breakdown Lean Cuisine 7.5 to 10.87 oz – $2.00 $1/3 Lean Cuisine Product, exp. 7/10 (Publix, Summer Pleasures) Final Price $1.67 each Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese 4-pack-$3.09 $1/1 Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese 4 pack (SS 5/22/11) Final price: $2.09 each Sundown Natural Vitamins – $3.79 (Green Advantage Flyer) $1/1 Sundown Naturals printable $6/2 Sundown Naturals or Osteo Bi-Flex Product, exp. 7/15/11 (Publix Green Advantage Flyer) Final price: FREE + $0.21 profit! Caribou Coffee – $5.99 (Yellow Advantage Flyer) $2/1 Caribou Coffee, exp. 7/18/11 (Publix Smart Saving Booklet) $1/1 Caribou Coffee Printable (use zip 60514) Final price: $2.99 Dixie Crystals Sugar, 5lb bag-$2.99 $0.55/1 Dixie Crystals Sugar, 5lb or larger (Publix Smart Savings Booklet) $0.50/1 Dixie Crystals Granualated Sugar, 5lbs or larger printable Driscoll’s Raspberries-$2.00 $0.50/1 Driscoll’s Berries printable (subscribe to receive email coupon) Strawberries-$2.50 Blueberries-$2.00 $2.00 off Publix Produce printable (sign up & then share with 3 friends) Publix 2% Milk, 1 Gallon-$3.85
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Altogether I spent $48.76 for $160.13 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 70% for the day.
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Shopping lists prepared at:
Be sure to check out next week’s Publix matchups posted today! It is going to be another awesome week!
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