Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week 5 --- $125.89 (but I couldn' resist ... Charmin, Puffs, Cascade, Beef)

Well, I should start off with this has been an interesting week and I did not do as well as I had hoped.  All of my shopping trips where rushed (Fred Meyer and Safeway on Sunday while Easton was napping and Walgreen's yesterday while Todd and Easton where in the truck before Todd's doctors appointment).

With that said, here is what I got:

Fred Meyer (sale items only):

4 - Digorno Pizzas (on sale for 3.99 ea with in-ad coupon)

3 - Ritz Crackers (on sale 3/$5 with in-ad coupon)
   - used (3) .75 off coupons from Safeway Football Coupon Book

4 - Tillamook Butter (on sale 2/$4 with in-ad coupon) - I know you can get a better price for butter, but I prefer to use Tillamook if possible)

1 - Budding Ham Lunch meat (on sale 2/$5)
   - used .75 off coupon

1 - Budding Turkey Lunch meat (on sale 2/$5)
   - used .75 off coupon

Fred Meyer Total:  $30.21 (estimated $14.75 in savings - or 32.8%)

Safeway (sale items and others - didn't have time to get to Winco this week)

Transaction #1

2 - Ziploc Freezer Bags (on sale 2.49 with in-ad coupon)
   - used 1.00 off 2 coupon

1 - Glad Plug-in Refill 2 pk (on sale 3.99 with in-ad coupon)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Glad Plug-in Wall unit (.99)

3 - Hallmark Cards (1.99 ea)
   * receive $5.00 Catalina and free bear (5.99) with purchase of 3 cards

   - used Safeway doubles (1.00)
   - used $5 Hallmark Catalina from previous purchase

Transaction #1 Total:  $7.93 (estimated $20.01 in savings - or 71.6%) and still have $5 Catalina for next purchase.

Transaction #2

2 - Doritos (on sale 2.99 B1G1 Free)
   - used 1.00 off 2 coupon

2 - 24 rolls Charmin Bath Tissue (10.99 ea if you bought 2 products)
   - used 3.00 off e-coupon
   - used .25 off e-coupon
   - used .25 off coupon
   - used .25 off coupon

2 - Cascade Dishwasher Detergent (on sale for 3.99 ea with in-ad coupon)

1 - Brawny Paper Towels 8 rolls (on sale 4.99 with in-ad coupon)

1 - Gallon of Milk (1.99)

3 - Hallmark Cards (1.99 ea)
   * receive $5.00 Catalina and free bear (5.99) with purchase of 3 cards
1 - French Bread (1.79)

1 - Franz White Bread (3.19 - I almost fainted at this price, Winco is SOOO much cheaper at 1.78)

1 - RR Top Round Roast (17.15)*
  * Part of Mix and Match Special BOGO Free
1 - RR Top Round Roast (15.62)*
  * Part of Mix and Match Special BOGO Free
  - used (2) 2.00 off RR beef coupons from Safeway's Football book

1 - Gortons Fish Sticks (on sale for 3.99)
   - used .50 off coupon

1 - Head of Lettuce (on sale for 1.00)

1 - 3lb bag of onions (2/$3)

   - used Safeway doubles (1.00)
   - used $5 Hallmark Catalina from Transaction #1 purchase

Transaction #2 Total:  $59.27 (estimated $65.39 in savings - or 52.5%) and still have $5 Catalina for next purchase.

Safeway's Total:  $67.20 (estimated $85.40 in savings or 56%) and still have $5 Catalina for next week.

Walgreen's (suppose to be sale items - ohh what a beautiful mess!)

I messed this one up big time this week - lesson learned ... be sure your information is for Portland Walgreen's and remember Portland is in the test market so we don't get all the Register Rewards - we get points!  Still managed to save quite a bit though!

Transaction #1

4 - Dove Deodorants (4/$15)
   - used (4) 2.00 off coupons

1 - Icy Hot No-Mess Vapor (7.49)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

Transaction #1 Total:  $13.49 (thought I was suppose to get $5 RR for Dove - however, in Portland you get 1000 points instead! --- also and FYI 2000 points = $5 Walgreen's money) (estimated savings was still $11.96 or - 47%)

Transaction #2

1 - Gillette Proglide Razor (9.99)
   - used 4.00 off coupon

Transaction #2 Total:  $5.99 (estimated savings $5.00 - or 45.5%) and received $4 RR for razor.

Transaction #3

1 - Blink Eye Drops (7.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

7 - Puff Plus Boxes (.89 ea)
   - used (2) .50 off 3 coupons

   - used $4 RR from Transaction #2

Transaction #3 Total:  $8.22 (estimated savings $13.20 - or 61.6%) and $8 RR for Blink and $2 RR for Puffs.

Transaction #4

2 - Osteo Bi-Flex 40 ct (19.99 ea & B1G1 Free)
   - used (2) 7.00 off coupons

2 - M&M (2/$5)
   - used 1.00 off Walgreen's coupon
   - used 1.50 off 2 coupon

1 - Russell Stover Heart (.29)

   - used $8 RR from Transaction #3

Transaction #4 Total:  .78 (estimated savings $46.77 - or 98.4%)

Walgreen's Total:  $28.48 (estimated savings $76.93 - or 73%) and still have $2 RR from Puffs for next week.

Week 5 Total:  $125.89 (estimated savings $177.08 - or 58.4%) and we are will stocked on toilet paper and puffs!

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