Today my friend and I went shopping in Urbana. We take turns driving. Not only do we save on gas but, we have a great time together. Our kiddos are best buds too!
First stop was Meijer. I didn't need anything there but, I received my coupon in the mail for a FREE Suave Professional Coupon valued at $3.00! So, I bought the new Suave Dry Shampoo. It was $2.79 on sale and I only paid $0.24 for tax! The cashier's response was, "Well, I guess you can't beat free." I just smiled and said, "You are so right about that."
Second, was County Market.
Kraft BBQ Sauce on sale for $0.79 x2 plus it had a peelie for $2.00 off of Kool-Aid or Country Time Lemonade
Johnsonville Brats $2.88 x2 with Penny Pincher Coupon
Strawberries 4lb on sale for $3.96 or $0.99/lb Freezer jam time!
Prairie Farms Lowfat Yogurt on sale for $0.33 I had 2 coupons for buy 2 get 1 free so I bought 6 yogurts
Country Time Lemonade $3.19- $2MC
Milk x2 gallons On Wed milk is $2.19 per gallon. County Market also tracks the number of gallons you purchase with your Max Card. After you buy 9 gallons you get the 10th free. Today was my lucky day as I got 1 for free! Another note about milk is I read a great article on the site; http://www.moneysavingmom.com/. The family was saving a few hundred dollars a year by buying whole milk and diluting it with water by themselves. I had never thought of doing this before. Plus they stock up and freeze it when they find it at the lowest price. So, we are giving it a try. No complaints so far!
Total Spent: $16.39 Total Saved: $22.96 or 59%
Transaction 1: Cottonelle 12 roll Toilet Paper on sale 2/$10 get $3RR
$10- $2 SC - $1 MC= $7oop
Hershey's Chocolate Bar on sale $0.49 (This was a filler so I could use 3 coupons)
Total Spent: $8.41 Total Saved: $3.40 got $3RR
Transaction 2: GUM Eez Thru Flossers $2.00 get $2RR
Hershey's Chocolate Bar $0.49 x 2 (We make smores when we have bonfires)
I used the $3RR from transaction 1 and spent $0.77 and saved: $5.00
Transaction 3: Colgate Toothbrushes 2/$5 get $1RR I had 2MC for $1 off each
Reese's PB Cup $0.49
Total Spent: $1.97 Total Saved: $7.38
In hindsight I should have switched Transaction 1 and 2. If I would have bought the flossers first I would have spent $2 +tax and got the $2RR. I wouldn't have had to have any fillers. Then, I would have bought the TP + 2 fillers and would've spent: $7 and got $3RR back. Last the toothbrushes and Reese's and would have spent: $0.49 + tax and got the $1RR. I am still learning!!!
I spent $11.15 and could have spent: $10ish Still, I essentially only paid for the toilet paper and got the rest of it for free. That's another way to look at it. $11.15 is still way better than paying $26.93.
My husband has a sensitive face and can only use Mach 3 razors. Thank goodness there are always good coupons for the expensive little boogers! Target had 3 packs on sale for $6.49. I happened to have 2 MC for buy 1 get 1 FREE. So, he bought 4 packs.
Aquafresh kid's training toothbrush with coupons for $0.49
We had a $5 gift card from buying Huggies there last week.
He spent a total of: $10.83 He saved: $19.48
So, the end result is I got $102.13 worth of essentials for $38.37. Coupons and sales fliers really do pay off!