Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kroger, Albertsons & CVS...Fun with the family!

Daddy, the boys and I headed out this afternoon to do a little shopping and eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant. It was a fun time of shopping and family fun! Thanks to Daddy and the Bubba's for helping me snag the deals!

Our saving's trip started at Kroger. We decided to make one stop before eating - well that was Daddy's idea anyway. The boys were both starving and not excited about stopping at Kroger, but they were troopers as we made it a game of "find the deal". While Daddy and the boys went in search of Mentos and Pizzas I searched out a few deals I saw online. Unfortunately they were regional and not in our region. I did get Almond milk for Red for $1.12!
Great savings! It was on sale for 3/$5 and I had 55 cent coupons (thanks to all who shared theirs with me)! I also got Chef Boy R Dee for 36 cents a can after sale and coupon! Awesome! Free Mentos gum and 59 cent trident were among the deals! The pizza were my prize at Kroger today - with the sale, $3 off on 10 deal, e-coupons and manufacturers coupons I got them for 46 cents! Woo-Hoo! We love these little pizzas - so easy to pop in for a quick lunch! Total Kroger savings is $46.79 and I got $6 for my next shopping trip!

After Kroger we stopped at Ton's Chinese restaurant...awesome egg drop soup and the egg rolls ~ oh to die for! I do believe that they use "oatmeal cookie spices" in their egg rolls - they are just delightful! Oh my you certainly can't eat just one! We saved here too by sharing one entree and get a few a la cart items and of course water! You can't beat free water!

After dinner we went to Albertson's to rack up some more savings! The boys found an ambulance buggy they wanted to ride in. It was in front of about 15 buggies, but they talked their Daddy into hauling it out. What a sweet Daddy - he did! So I am in the store looking for deals and 10 minutes later after all the buggy rearranging they come in. :) I sent Daddy and the boys in search of a few items - he had his own list and everything! Albertson's was a good haul! We got paper towels for 29 cents a roll and Kleenex TP for $2.49. Salad was 99 cents and eggs were on sale for $1 - I had a 55 cent coupon off 2 - Woo-Hoo! I got Grands Jr. biscuits for 63 cents a can and Campbells double noodle soup for 60 cents! Bug is really excited about that one! I picked up popcorn for 30 cents a box - Awesome!!!! We go through a lot of popcorn around here so I was excited to find this deal! B1G1F with two 50 cent coupons (which double) = a spectacular deal! There is a deal on the back of the box where I can get 2 !!completely!! free reusable grocery bags! Yeah! I am sending in my UPCs next week! I was so excited about my deal finding that I picked up a bottle of white chocolate mocha coffee creamer - on sale with a 55 cent coupon! Yippee! I can't wait to indulge in the morning! Our total Albertsons savings was $50.75!!!!

Our last stop of the evening was CVS which is right across from Albertsons. I was in search of a Theraflu deal, but my local CVS is cheaper than the one in Desoto - so I passed on that one for now. But I did find some deodorant for Hubby! On sale $2.99 and $1.99, combine with a 50 cent coupon and $2 extra bucks = free deodorant! It was strange b/c one rang up at $1.99 even though it was marked $2.99 on the shelf, but I'll take it! Hubby paid for one and I paid for the other so we could get the $2 extra bucks on each. The store has a limit of one per card. While we were standing in line I noticed a display for the Snickers PB squared - I jumped out of line to catch this deal! :) I have been in search of these and can't seem to find them anywhere!
I had a bunch of B1G1F coupons and was disappointed that I wasn't going to get to use them (Exp. 2/20). It was a great deal since they were on sale for 50 cents each. So I got them for 25 cents each and received $4 in extra bucks (on two cards). The deal was buy 4 Mars candy bars and get $1 - limit 2 per card. So we got the deal! These are going in the freezer for treats - the boys were made because I wouldn't let them eat one tonight! LOL - No Way! I know I know...mean old Momma! Total CVS savings was the best - $36.76 plus $8 in extra bucks!

Well this was our deal finding expedition for the day! What fun we had...and money we saved!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Target deals of today!

Well here 'tis! My first post of savings! Are you excited or what!!! :)

I went to Target this afternoon to do a little "alone" shopping. A treat I must admit! Especially since I had a load of coupons to put out in the store...this always takes more time than my boys/Hubby wants to spend. But I love to share extras or items that we just won't use.

My local target shoppers: SAVINGS ALERT! Target has clearance going on...Jergen's lotion - I left a $1 coupon on the shelf. Suave men's shampoo (3 pack) - I left a 50 cent coupon on the shelf. Tide is 15% off and I left a coupon for that too. Pampers and Huggies on sale - I stuck coupons on several - remember you can stack the manufacturer's with the Target to up your savings! Colgate toothpaste, toothbrushes and more!

My deals today were vast and many and I didn't take enough bags in for everything, but I did save 30 cents with the 6 I did take in! That certainly scores a Woo-Hoo!

Deal on milk...apparently there was a price "up" today and someone didn't finish their job of changing the shelf tags. A few of them said $1.69 and some said $1.99. Well Wal-Mart is usually cheaper, but making another stop didn't count as savings for me, so I just decided to pick it up while I was there. I let the cashier know of the price discrepancy when it rang up at $1.99...which I refuse to pay by the way...I would have stopped at Wal-Mart! He called the manager gal over and she did a price check - it came back at $1.99, but she told him to change it. I was surprised, I suppose she decided I was honest. I am glad because I try really hard to be forthright and honest in my deal finding! So anyway - deal on milk: $1.69...avoiding Friday night at Wal-Mart: Priceless! :)

Deal # 2: Kraft deli cheese...oh how we love this stuff! I have never spent the money on it before b/c I just didn't think it was worth it. I admit it I am a cheap-o! But I got some a while back for 80 cents and thought "Well okay, we'll try it out!" AUGH! It's awesome! I love cheese anyway and these are spectacular on sandwiches or on crackers or triscuits. Yum-O! While I won't pay full price if I can find a good deal I will certainly grab some up. With my $1/2 Target coupon and my 75 cent manufacturer coupon I got these for $1.08. I thought that was worth it!

My other deals included 20 pack Finish gelpacs for 25 cents! :) Double Stuff Oreo cookies for $2.03 (the 5 sleeve family size box!!!) This is a great one b/c Oreo's are one of the few cookies that do not have milk products in them so Red can have them for dessert. Woo-Hoo! Quaker oatmeal squares (Hubby's fav cereal) $2.14 for the double pack box. 22 pack of instant lower sugar Quaker oatmeal for $2.74. I picked up Jello for 26 cents a box. This is another staple around here - since Red can't have yogurt he eats Jello. I picked up Vaseline lotion for 69 cents and 99 cents; Gillette body wash for 95 cents and sensodyne toothpaste for 24 cents. I got two free Aquafresh extreme clean toothpastes and one for 44 cents as well as men and women's degree deodorants for 22 cents. I also picked up a pair of house shoes for Hubby (next year) for $2.48 and 2 pairs of sweat pants for $1.48 each and 2 sweatshirts for $1.48 each. This was a great find since my kids (especially Bug) lives in pants with elastic instead of buttons.

So my trip was successful! I saved $131.09 total which is about 69% savings. My goal is to get it up to 90% savings!

Okay well that's all for tonight...I really gotta get to bed...everyone else has left me sitting in here playing with blogger and gone to bed. Nite all....till next time, be kind to your cashier, save a load and let the man with only 2 items go in front of you!