“Supportive” Ammunition

Alex asked me to stop by a sporting good’s store

to pick up a box of

12 gauge target load shotgun shells.

That was the end of his instructions,

meaning I could pick any box, right?

Shotgun shells

 

Little did I know that even the shells were pink!

Pink!

 

I think he’s a bit embarrassed to take them target shooting,

but now he’s supported breast cancer research

and learned to be more specific next time.

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I paid $56.43 for $117.01 in groceries

I love saving money and I love eating. Combining the two is peachy.

I went to CVS, Target and Walmart today and got the following for only $56.43:

Groceries for the week

Great prices:
3 80ct boxes of Splenda Essentials sweetener, $3.98 each, $3 off coupons = .98 each
4 Cascade 4pks, $1.09, $1 off coupon = .09 each
Red seedless grapes, $1.88/lb, price matched Aldi’s price of .88/lb
Red Bell pepper, $1.57, price matched Sprouts’s price of .99
8oz sliced mushrooms, $1.98, price matched Central Market’s price of $1.50
Kix cereal, $3.68, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of $1.99, used $1/2 coupon = $1.49
Lucky Charms, $3, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of $1.99, used with coupon above = $1.49
Roma tomato, $1.37/lb, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of .99/lb
2 Johnson & Johnson first aid kits, .97 each, used $1.50 off coupon = .22 each
Target brand eye drops, .97, used .50 off coupon from target.com = .47

Look at what I got for free:

Freebies worth $29.17


*Oops, only 1 nail polish should be pictured
Carmello bar, scanned my card at CVS price checker and a free coupon spat out
Revlon nail polish, $4.99, used $1 off coupon and used ECBs to pay the rest
Bic Soleil Shimmer razor, $8.39, used rain check to bring it down to $5.99, used $3 off coupon, used ECBs to pay the rest
CVS waterproof bandages, 3.69, free coupon from price checker
CVS body wash, $2.27, $3 off coupon was emailed to me
2 Penmate 10pk pens, $1 each, used $1 off coupons from target.com
2 Cascade Action pacs 3pk, .97 each, used $1 off coupons

Spent $56.43
Saved $60.58
Received $19 ECB to use next time (whoo-hoo!)

Meal plan shop

I needed some things for my meal plan this week. On Sunday I went out and got $82.62 worth of groceries.

Lotsa stuff for only $39.54

That’s right. I paid only $39.54 for my groceries. I saved $43.18 by using coupons and ad matching sales.

And take a look at what I got for free +

Freebies!


2 Cascade Action Packs trial size (3ct), .97 each (free plus .03 overage on each)
2 Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce, .99 (free)
Complete Multipurpose solution (included free case), $7.99 (free)
Noxema 3 pk shavers, $1.97 (free plus .03 overage)
Balance Bar, $1.69 (free)
6 2 pocket folders with brads, .10 each (free, not pictured)

Honorable Mentions:
2 PaperMate ballpoint pens 10pk, .02 each
2 Kikkoman Soy Sauce, .42 each
Eggs, .64
Morton’s Season All, .64
Mt. Olive Pickles, .67
Kraft Swiss Cheese, .99
Morton’s Sea Salt giant size, $1.04

The only thing is we were dying for some things to snack on throughout the week. I got some peaches, but Alex ate them all within the hour I got home from shopping. This Sunday I will definitely be loading up on apples, oranges and bananas (and some Pita chips I will hide from him – shh).

$49.78 for Jeans, Allegra, Makeup, AND Groceries?

Would you pay $190.24 for the following?

Not me! I only paid $49.78 and saved $140.46 by using coupons with sales.

Look at what I got absolutely free:

A few of my Free items!
-(2) 24-ct packs of Niagara Water (2.50 each)
-Aluminium Foil (2.89) (not pictured
-Always pantiliners (2.99) (not pictured)
-(3) No-nonsense knee highs (not pictured)
-Maybelline FitMe Foundation (7.99) (not pictured)
-Maybelline Sheer Powder (5.99) (not pictured)
-Charmin 12 ct double roll toilet paper (5.99) (not pictured)
-(2) Snack Artist tortilla chips (2.99 each)
-(2) Vanilla Coke Zero 12 packs (5.99 each)
-Biore Facial Cleanser (8.29)
-Tide One Load Detergent (.99)
-Mossimo Skinny Jeans (19.99)
-Up&Up Floss (.97)
-(3) Nature Valley Granola Bars 4 pack ($1 each)
-(4) U by Kotex pantiliners (1.24 each)

Couponing is worth it! Booyah!

I spent $46.78 to feed my family this week

And got some cute jeans in there as well!

I got these groceries, health products and a pair of jeans for only $46.78. Without sales and coupons, this would have cost $119.62. I saved $72.84 AND got back $25.68 to use for my next week’s shopping, extending my budget to $75.68 for next week. Or put the extra $25 down on debt. We’ll see.

  • The jeans are $4.98 at Target in the clearance section. There was a $5 off denim Target coupon you could print off their website, but it was gone before I tried to print it. If you have one, go get some free jeans!
  • FREE STUFF!

    Maalox liquid and Maalox chewables, free at Walmart
    Aquafresh Toothpaste travel size, free at Walmart
    Community Coffee, free at Walmart
    2 Motrin PMs, free at Walgreens
    Up&Up Ibuprofin, free at Target
    Excederin Extra Strength, free at Target
    Propel Zero Water, free at Kroger
    2 Martha White muffin mixes, free at Kroger

      Noteworthy Prices with coupons

    French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, .28
    Community Coffee, $3.88
    Cheerios Cinnamon Burst, $1.13
    Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal, .50
    Up&Up pantiliners, .14

    Final July Grocery Shop

    Total Worth: $147.30
    Total Paid: $74.90
    I saved $72.40 by using coupons with sales. That’s a little less than 50% savings, but I also got back $8.99 in ECBs to use next week.

    Take a look at what I got from Kroger, Tom Thumb and Albertson’s:

    Here’s what I got from Target, CVS and Walgreens:

    Here is what I got for free:

      Free

    -U by Kotex pantiliners are $4.99 at Walgreens. I used a $1 off coupon and received $4.99 ECBs, making $1!
    -Chef Boyardee cans are .99 at Target. Print as many coupons as you want from target.com for $1. I only printed two so I got 2 free!
    -Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths are $2.99 buy one get one free at Walgreens.
    -Lady Speed Stick deodorant is .88 at Kroger. I used a .50 off coupon that was doubled making it free!
    -Bic pens are .99 at Target. I used a $1 off printable from Target.com (again you can print as many as you want).

      Practically free

    CVS
    -Xtra Laundry Detergent is on sale for $1.99. I used a $1 off coupon, paying .99!
    -Bengay No Mess Massager is on sale for $5.99 marked down from $9.99. I used a $3 off coupon, paying only $2.99 and received $2 back in ECBs.

    Walgreens
    -Summers Eve products are on sale for buy on get one free. I used two .75 off coupons, paying $1.49 for two products!

    Target
    -Cute top in the 75% off clearance rack was priced $3.24!
    -Willy Wonka chocolate bars are on sale for $2.29. I bought 2 bars, used a $1 off coupon from target.com and a $1 off manufacturer’s coupon for each bar, paying only .29 each!
    -Bagel Bites frozen mini pizzas are on sale for $2.19. I used a target.com printable for $1 off plus $1 off manufacturer’s coupon, paying only .19!

    Albertson’s
    -C&H sugar is priced $2.69. I used a $2 off coupon when you buy 10 koolaid packets, paying only .69!
    -Tony’s Crispy Pizza is on sale for $1 marked down from $1.59. I used a $1/2 coupon, paying .50 each!
    -Sally Hansen Base Coat Nail Polish was in the clearance aisle for $1.57 marked down from $6.29. I used a $1 off printable paying only .57!
    -Honeysuckle Ground Turkey is on sale for $1 per package marked down from $2.79!

    Kroger
    -Springdale gallon milk is on sale for $1.50 with additional $10 purchase!

    Tom Thumb
    -Hefty Trash bags are on sale for $5.99 marked down from $7.49. I used a Tom Thumb ad coupon for $1 off and a $1 off printable coupon, paying only $3.99!
    -Gold Pineapple is on sale for $1.99 marked down from $3.99. I used a .50 off printable coupon which was doubled, paying only .99!

    Well Hello, there, Target!

    I subscribe to thegrocerygame.com to alert me when things are on sale at their lowest prices. The cost of this service is $10 every 3 months. Just this week, the website has added Target to their database. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, I only went to Target when we made the “big trip” up to Tulsa, an hour away, and even then it was only when my mom had to buy a wedding gift.

    Today was my first time officially shopping at Target, besides stepping in for home decor. Look at what I got:

    Check out those cute tank tops! They were in the dollar bin for $2.50 each. I also got two sandwich tupperwares and a pizza-shaped tupperware for $1 each. That will really save on daily ziploc bags needed when I bring lunch to work. I will have to figure out how to fit this store in my budget…

    These products cost $57.20. By using coupons for things that are on sale, I only spent $29.32, saving $27.88!

    Here’s what I got for free:

    Here’s how YOU can get these for free, too!

    Old El Paso Taco Seasoning (.79) I used a coupon that I peeled off a box of taco shells a few months ago that stated “buy 2 Old El Paso products, get seasoning free”

    Veet Hair Removal ($5.89) I used a $3 off printable coupon from coupons.com and also a Target printable coupon from target.com for $3 off

    Lean Cuisine Market Fresh Meal ($3.89) Target is having a sale= buy 5 lean cuisine dinners, get the meal free

    2 Benadryl Itch relief Sticks ($2.29 each) I used a $5 off 2 Benadryl products coupon from the newspaper