Saturday, February 27, 2010

Savings for the Week, February 21-27

So I have learned not to shop at night after a long day if at all possible.  My friend Charlotte and I headed to Bi-Lo with no children so I could show her how I coupon and we could shop without my two children and her four.  It was fun and we got some great deals but I think I was a little delirious by the end,11 pm!  Thankfully, she got us some Starbucks at the end, decaf to say the least!  We got some good deals and I squeezed just under my goal for this month.  It was a little confusing with lots of coupons, some that were free and all of us including the cashier being a little groggy.  Charlotte spent $200, mostly on meat they needed to restock on and now they are set for the next month at least.  She saved almost $250 with just a few coupons and the great deals.  Here is a list of what I got:

2 Herbal Essence Hair Gels $1.87 each (Closeout)
-B1G1 mq from P and G 2/21
Final Price=$.90 each

Aveeno Nourish and Condition Leave-In Treatment $3.49 (Closeout)
-$2.50 internet printable
Final Price=$1.00

2 Cans Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce $1 each

2 Containers Juicy Juice $3.09
(2) Free mq from Savvy Blogging dinner

2 Containers Juicy Juice $1.54 each (Closeout)
$1/2 mq from Savvy Blogging dinner

2 boxes of Quaker Delight Granola Bars $1.50 

KY Jelly $3.17 (Closeout)
-$2 mq
Final Price=$1.17

Store brand sugar $2.34

Oreo double stuff $2.99
-Free coupon from Savvy Blogging event
Final Price=Free

Store brand green chilis $.99

Cascade Dish Detergent $2.99
-$1 mq from Home Made Simple Coupon Book
Final Price=$1.99

Ester-C $5.24
-$5 mq
Final Price=$.24

2 Blistex Cooling Naturals $1.05
-(2) $.35 mq (doubled)
Final Price=$.35 each

2 cans Pilsbury Biscuits $1.25
-$.30/2 (doubled)
Final Price=$.95 each

Family Size Lasagna $8.23
-$7.99 mq from Savvy Blogging event
Final Price= $.24

5 lbs. Chicken $.99 lb.
Final Price=$5.13

2 packages of Land of Frost Lunch Meat $2.15
-(2) $2 mq
Final Price=$.14 each

Fast Fixin Chicken Nuggets $3.49
-$1 mq from All You magazine
Final Price=$2.49

Stacy's Pita Chips $3.99
-Free mq from Savvy Blogging event
Final Price=Free

5 Salmon filets (twin packaged-2 filets per package) $1.99
Final Price= $9.95

Store brand bread $1.69

2 bags of salad $1.69 each

Bananas $2.54

Total before coupons and savings=$150.08
Total after coupons and savings=$45.21
Savings of 69%

We will not be needing meat for a while now.  We never buy fish so this was a great treat and I look forward to seeing what we can make with it.  I was not planning on spending that much in general but I was not fully prepared either.  Normally I have a calculated total so I know almost to the penny what I am spending.  Well, you live and learn.  Next time I will try not go if I am really tired and also I am going to calculate before I get there.


Transaction 1:

Huggies Diapers $11.99
-Free Huggies mq (value up to $11.49) from SCR #800
Final Price=$.50 ($1.34 including tax)


2 Bottles Liquid Plumber $3 each
-$3 RR
-$3 RR
Final Price= FREE

5 Tubes Crest Toothpaste $2.59 each
-(5)$.75 mq Crest Toothpaste
-1 $1.50 Instant Value Walgreens Coupon (subtracts $1.50 off each)
Final Price=$.54 each

2 boxes Bayer Quick Release Asprin $1.59 (Closeout)
-(2)$1 Bayer Quick Release mq
Final Price=$.59 each

Total OOP=$3.34($4.79 w/tax)

What great savings were you able to score this week?


  1. NO deals here :( i've decided to wait until jenny's workshop and then i might need a practice shopping trip with you too!

  2. Sounds like fun! I would love to go!

  3. Great Job

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