Monday, August 15, 2011

Walgreens, CVS and Krogers, 08/14/11

 I decided to try doing the shopping on a Sunday this week for a couple reasons:
1.  I wanted to see if the items would be in stock
2.  I wanted to get my shopping over with for the next two weeks
3.  I was prepared

So, first we headed to Walgreens.  I did 3 separate transactions.  The first was the Revlon nail polish, regularly $4.78, sale price $3.99 - $2 cpn = $2.35 after tax and $3 RR.  The next transaction was the Dove hair products, regularly $5.98 each, sale price 4/$15 - (2) BOGO cpns (-$8.98) - $3 RR from first transaction - $2 RR from last week = $2.37 after taxes and $5 RR.  The last transaction was the Brach's candy, regularly $1.33, sale $0.99 - $0.50 cpn = $0.49, Bic Hilighters sale $1.58 for both ($0.79 ea) - $1.00 cpn = $0.58 for both, Pert shampoo sale $3.99 - $1 cpn = $2.99 and $3 RR, Colgate Sensitive toothpaste sale $4.99 - $1.50 cpn = $3.49 and $3 RR.  The M&M's were a filler and on sale for $0.49.  I then used my $5 RR from 2nd transaction so my total came to $4.08 after tax and $6 RR left to spend.  My grand total is $45.59 worth of product for $8.80, an 80.7% savings.

Minus a candy bar and a Gatorade
Next was CVS.  I just did one transaction because I had a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase.  The Caramello candy bar (eaten by my husband before I could take a picture ;-) was $1.19 - $1.19 cpn from CVS machine = $0, Trident gum was 2/$6 - (2) $1 CVS cpns (this was more a filler item), Milk $3.19 (received $1 ECB), Gatorade was 5/$5 (Wildman drank one of those) plus $5 ECB, Sunglasses $9.99, Bandages $3.49 - $4.29 cpn from CVS machine.  I also used $5 ECB from last week.  Total product was $34.49, I spent $12.78 after tax and have $6 ECB left to spend, a 62.95% savings.

We then headed over to Krogers.  I didn't get a picture of all our purchases but I did score free eggs and frozen vegetables.  I ended up with $74.41 worth of product for $44.65, a 40% savings.  I scored some great printed coupons for more Almond Milk, which I may use this week since the Silk Almond milk is on sale.  We went to Aldi's today and got TONS of fruits and veggies, along with some canned goods to stock the pantry. 

I was also able to make and can some salsa tonight and I hope to make some Strawberry fruit leather tomorrow and banana chocolate chip muffins to freeze as great breakfast options or snacks.  I made some pickles last week, which is a savings of almost $3 a jar (depending on your usual brand).  I LOVE CANNING!

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