My Shopping Trips, Feb 6-12

I had some pretty good stock-up trips this past week!  I redeemed a rain check for wine from Fareway and bought 12 bottles of Merlot for $30. I also found wine on clearance at Walgreens and bought another six there for $10. I think I’m stocked on wine for a while! I also stocked up on coffee and sausage. Stocking up on the good deals is how I stick to my $250 a month grocery budget. I’m shaving $60 from my budget this month and another $50 off March’s budget because I need to make a bulk purchase of laundry soap soon. I’ll be posting on that later in the week. Anyhow, here’s what I bought:


I had ECBs to burn at CVS. I read that the Crest White Strips were producing a $10 ECB. They were on sale for $21.99 and I had a $10 coupon. I bought them with $10 ECB that we expiring soon but did not get the $10 ECB. Win some, loss some! I also had BOGO CVS coupons for the coke and free coupons from mycokerewards. So, I got 4 bottles of coke for free and paid just under $5 on my CVS gift card for the tuna. I got back no ECBs so now I’m out. But, it’s kind of a pain to get there, so now I don’t have to worry about expiring ECBs.

At Walgreens:

Here are my wine finds at Walgreens. I also got 4 bags of Starbucks coffee. It was a timely stock-up as we are about out of coffee. I have a raincheck for 2 more bags of Starbucks and I hope to get them next week.

At HyVee:

Hy-Vee had a great deal on sausage at $10/10. I had $1/2 coupons but by the time I got to the store, they were almost out. I bought 6 rolls and got rainchecks. So, I’ll get more later when they have it back in stock.

At Target:

I was especially happy with Target. I got the finish for free – they were on sale for $2.50 and I had $1.50 Target coupons and $1 manufacturer’s coupon. The Reeses were also free by combining a Target BOGO coupon with a manufacturer’s BOGO! I also combined Target coupons with manufacturer coupons for the Wheat Thins, mascara, and the cheese to get some good deals. Finally, I had great coupons for the eggs and soy sauce, but after I reviewed my receipt, I saw that they missed one coupon so I ended up paying $1 more than I should have. I paid a little over $12 for everything though, so I was still pretty happy with my bargains at Target.

And yes, the pictures are taken on my make shift ply-wood island top… Lovely, I tell ya. :-)

Did you get any good deals this week?

Wine Clearance at Walgreens!!

I went to Walgreens yesterday to get the coffee from yesterday’s post. They only had 2 so I got them. Then I turned around and noticed an orange clearance tag on a lot of their wine – Beringer is marked down to $1.79 a bottle. If you buy 4 or more, you get an additional 10% off. Here’s how I did it:

Transaction 1:
6 Bottles of wine
2 bags of Starbucks – 2 $1.50 off coupons from here
Paid with $10 RR from Neuragen PN and $10.65 cash
Got back nothing. :-)
 Transaction 2:
1 Neuragen PN – $10 coupon
1 Valentine’s pencil with eraser – in ad coupon (filler so I could use a RR)
Paid with $4 RR from Hand Sanitizer and $2.05 cash
Got back $10 RR

My Walgreens has all kinds of wine on clearance. If you are a wine drinker, you might want to check it out!

DeathSTORM 2011 Shopping 2/1

I finally decided the weather people are not just hyping this storm and ran to town today to get a few staples so we can survive the big blizzard.
Since I wanted a quick trip, I ran to Aldi where I scored two huge cauliflower heads for 99 cents each, 3 packs of cheddar cheese, 4 dozen eggs (boy will I be glad when it warms up and my friend’s happy chickens start laying again so I can get farm fresh eggs), various other veggies & fruits, milk, and a bunch of frozen fruit for smoothies. My mother is here helping with our move and insisted on paying $20 so my share was under $20 for the rest. Hopefully, that will get us through our big SNOW STORM.
Then, since Walgreens is across the street (I only had the baby), I ran over there…(can’t resist). :-)

I did 4 transactions. First, I bought the Neuragen PN.  It cost $14.99 and I had a $10 coupon from the magazine below. It’s free at Walgreens! Find it by the pharmacy! Used a $3 RR from last week, paid $3.43 and got back $10 RR for the Neragen. I just realized I should have paid less – the chashier did not get my coupon for the Butterfingers entered in. Oh well.

What I really wanted was the Arnica Gel. It is $5.99 with a $6RR. There is a $2 coupon here. Since the Neuragen is a pretty good money maker, there was lots in the store, and I had another coupon, I bought another one of them too. The rest of the things I bought as fillers to so I could roll my register rewards.

All told, I spent my $3 RR and $7.46 cash. I left with $16 RR! That means Walgreens PAID ME almost $6 to shop there today. I  LOVE it!

Anyhow, I hope you are all stocked and will be able to weather the storm in fine fashion. Check out HIP2SAVE for coupon match-ups while you’re stuck inside and plan some good Walgreens trips!!

Find these FREE books by the pharmacy. They have lots of good coupons in them!
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