Today’s Grocery Shopping

I’m weak; I’m so weak.
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Albertson’s had a buy one get one free sale today and I fell for it like a dog who thought you actually threw the ball. I would walk buy things and think, “Hmm… not on my list, but its buy one get one free!” Grab.

I ended up spending this weeks grocery budget, next week’s grocery budget, plus $25. Ouch. Guess we’ll be eating out of what we have next week. Maybe the week after that!

    CVS

I’ve been trying to figure out CVS. It appears to be only a good deal if you continue to go week after week. You buy something, a coupon for so many dollars prints out at the bottom of your receipt, and you use those next time. My problem is they expire one or two weeks later, and I hardly ever go to CVS. So I think I’ve got it figured out. Today my receipt gave me $4 back for next time. So I will go next week and buy something I want, but don’t need, that is $4 or less and that will give me $$ on the receipt.

I bought Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, originally $3.89, on sale for $2.99. I used a .75 off coupon, paying 2.24.
I bought Aquafresh Iso-Action Toothpaste, originally $4.99, on sale for $3.99. I used a $1 off coupon, paying $2.99.
I bought Clean and Clear Advanced Spot Pimple treatment for $6.99.
Here’s where it gets good: I used the $6.99 ExtraBucks from the end of my receipt last time to get the Pimple stuff for FREE! I used the $1 ExtraBucks from the end of my receipt last time to get the Aquafresh for $1.99. For buying those two toothpastes, at the end of my receipt this time, it printed out 2 $2 ECBs. So next week I’ll buy something for $4 and get it free!

Total before: $15.87
Total spent: $4.23
Total saved: $11.64

    Kroger

Free items:
Gebhardt refried beans (.89) part of meal deal
Pico de Gallo (1.99) part of meal deal
3 Trident Gum packs (b1g1)
Dole Lettuce (1.29) part of meal deal
Flour Tortillas (1.39) part of meal deal

Practically free items:
Purina One Cat food; originally 7.49, on sale for 4.99, used $3 off coupon, paid 1.99.
Oscar Meyer Turkey bacon; originally 3.29, used $1.50 off coupon, paid 1.79.
Digiorno Crispy Flatbread pizza; originally 6.59, on sale for 4.47, used $1 off coupon, paid 3.47.
4 Kraft Easy Mac Bowls; originally 1.09, on sale for $1, used $1/4 coupon, paid .75 each.
2 Suave Body Washes; originally 1.99, on sale for 1.50, used .50 off coupon, paid $1 each.
6 Yoplait yogurts; originally .50, used .50 off 6 cellfire.com coupon, used .50 off 6 coupon, paid .30 each.
Playtex cleansing cloths; originally 2.69, on sale for 1.99, used .50 off coupon, paid .99.
Nestle refrigerated cookie dough; originally 2.50, used $1 off coupon, paid 1.50.
St. Ives facial scrub; originally 3.39, on sale for 2.50, used $1 off coupon, paid 1.50.
3 Trident Gums; originally 1.29, used $1/3 coupon, paid .95 each and got 3 free.

Total before: $93.44
Total Spent: $46.91
Total saved: $47.17 I saved more than I spent! Yay!

Albertson’s

    Free items:
    Green Giant canned green beans (1.29) b1g1
    Langers Apple Juice (3.39) b1g1
    Tonic Water (1.69) b1g1
    2 cans Pillsbury Biscuits (1.89 each) b1g1
    2 Red Baron Pizza Singles (4.19 each) b1g1
    Icy Hot Cream (4.79) b1g1
    Oscar Meyer Lunchmeat (4.99) b1g1
    Milky Way Candy Bar (.89) free milky way coupon

    Practically free items:
    3 Wolf Chili cans; originally 2.19, on sale for .98 each, used .60/3 coupon, paid .78 each.
    2 Honey Nut Cheerios; originally 3.19, used $1/2 coupon, paid 2.69 each.
    3 Hamburger Helpers; originally 2.19 each, on sale .99 each, used .75/3 coupon, paid .74 each.
    5 Quaker Granola Bar boxes; originally 3.39, on sale for 1.60 each, used $3/5 coupon, paid $1 each.
    Tide Detergent; originally 8.23, on sale for 5.49, used $1 off coupon, paid 4.49.
    2 Pillsbury Biscuits; originally 1.89, used .40 off coupon, paid 1.49 each and got 2 free.
    2 Allen Frozen Vegetables; originally 1.99, on sale for .69 each.
    2 Red Baron Pizza Singles; originally 4.19 each, used $1 off coupon, used .75 off coupon, paid 3.19 for one and 3.44 for the other and got 2 free.
    Icy Hot Cream; originally 4.79, used $1 off coupon, paid 3.79 and got one free.

    Total before: $123.31
    Total Spent: $62.69
    Total saved: $60.62 so close!

    Grand total before: $232.62
    Grand Total Spent: $113.83
    Grand Total Saved: $136.26 Yipee!!!!

    You can do this, too! Just clip the coupons and wait to use them for when items go on sale. It’s that easy!

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