Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Week 7 (so far) ... $47.02

Albertsons

Transaction #1

6 - Fuze (on sale for 1.00 each)
   - combined 5.00 instant savings for buying 10 participating items

4 - Arrowhead Water 24pks (on sale for 3.99 each)
   - combined 5.00 instant savings for buying 10 participating items
   * received 5.00 Catalina for purchasing 4 cases

1 - Tostitos Chips (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Tostitos Dip (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Pepsi Max (2 liter)
   - used FREE Pepsi Max when you buy Tostitos Chips and Dip coupon
2 - Dole Salads (1.69 each w/in-ad coupon)

   - used (2) Twice the Value Coupons
   - used 5.00 Catalina from previous week

Transaction #1 Total:  $21.17 (estimated savings $34.13 - or 61.7%) and have 5.00 Catalina from water

Transaction #2

1 - Tostitos Chips (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Tostitos Dip (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Pepsi Max (2 liter)
   - used FREE Pepsi Max when you buy Tostitos Chips and Dip coupon
2 - Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Packages (B1G1 Free - 7.68 for both)

   - used (2) Twice the Value Coupons
   - used 5.00 Catalina from transaction #1

Transaction #2 Total:  $3.73 (estimated savings $20.50 - or 84.6%)

Albertsons Total:  $24.90 (estimated savings 54.63 - or 68.7%)

Walgreen's

3 - Gillette Body Wash (on sale 3/10.00)
   * received 1000 points for buying 3 (2.50)
   - used (3) 2.00 off coupons

3 - Gillette Deodorant (4.99 each, B1G1 50% off)
   - used (3) B Body Wash G Deodorant FREE coupons

1 - Dove Deodorant (on sale 3.99)
   * received 3.00 RR

   - used 5.00 Walgreen's Points

Walgreen's Total:  $.49 (estimated savings $27.94 - or 98.3%) and have 3.00 Register Rewards

Safeway

5 - Sobe (on sale .79 each)
   - used 1.50 off 5 coupon

3 - Reynolds Foil (on sale 2.49 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (3) 1.00 off coupons

3 - Tropicana 50 (on sale for 1.99 each)
   - used 2.00 off 3 coupon

1 - Gallon of Milk (on sale 2.49)

1 - French Bread (on sale .79)

1 - Franz Bread (3.29)

2 - Oscar Mayer Carving Board Lunch Meats (on sale 2.49 each w/in-ad coupon)

3 - Corn (on sale 3/1.00)

1 - Carefree Sample (free w/club card)

Safeway Total:  $21.63 (estimated savings $32.42 - or  60%)

Week 7 (so far):  $47.02 (estimated savings $114.99 - or 71%)

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:
Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $3.38 (+ another 3.97 if you count the Orange Juice?)
Meat ($15/wk goal): $12.66 (valued at $25.34)
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $47.02
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $618.81
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $22.17
Total Savings (weekly): $114.99
Total Savings (quarter): $878.54
Money added to Walmart Card: $20 (Running Total on Card:  $40.00)

Week 6 Total: $55.77 (but I didn't meet my fruit/vegetable or meat goals)

So the only other place I made it to last week was Walgreen's.  Here's what I picked up:

3 - Carefree 20ct (on sale for .99)
   - used (3) .99 off coupons

1 - SunBurnt Gel (on sale for 3.99)
   * submitting 3.99 mail-in rebate

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale 9.99)
   - used 4.00 off coupon
   * received 5.00 RR

   - used 5.00 Walgreen's Points

Walgreen's Total:  $4.98 (estimated savings $10.47 - or 67.8%) and have $5.00 Register Reward.

Week 6 Total:  $55.77 (estimated savings $29.47 - or 34.6% ... not a very good week)

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:

Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $
Meat ($15/wk goal): $
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $55.77
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $571.79
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $21.68
Total Savings (weekly): $29.47
Total Savings (quarter): $763.55
Money added to Walmart Card: $20 (Running Total on Card:  $40.00)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Week 6 - $50.79 so far

We started shopping this week, but haven't really did all the matchups yet ... we had Mothers Day and Todd's Birthday this weekend ... so we only really made it to Fred Meyers (Founders Day Sale) and a quick Walmart stop.

Fred Meyer

3 - Kelloggs Pop Tarts - big boxes (3/5.00 w/in-ad coupon)

4 - 12pk Pepsi (4/$10.00 w/in-ad coupon)

4 - Doritos (2/3.00 w/in-ad coupon)

6 - lunchables for Easton (on sale 1.00 each)

2 - Salad Kits (B1G1 Free - 2.98)

3 - TreeTop Apple Juice (3/5.00 w/in-ad coupon)

3 - Ocean Spray Juice (3/5.00 w/in-ad coupon)

1 - Franz Bread (3.19 - Todd needed for lunches and we haven't made it anywhere else yet)

2 - Lunch Meat packs (3/5.00)

Fred Meyer Total:  48.91 (estimated savings 13.00 - or 21%)

Walmart

4 - Mr Clean Magic Erasers - twin pack (1.97 each)
   - used (4) 1.50 off coupons

Walmart Total:  $1.88 (estimated savings $6.00 - or 76.1%)

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $
Meat ($15/wk goal): $
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $50.79
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $566.81
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $16.70
Total Savings (weekly): $19.00
Total Savings (quarter): $753.08
Money added to Walmart Card: $20 (Running Total on Card:  $40.00)

Week 5 - $124.47 (Overbudget again ... something needs to change!)

Safeway

2 - Mission Soft Taco Shells (.99 w/in-ad coupon)

1 - Gold Medal Flour (5.69 - we were out!)

2 - Ore-Ida French Fries (1.99 w/in-ad coupon)

1 - Gallon of Milk (2.99)

2 - Freschetta Pizzas (3.99 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

1 - Garlic Bread (1.99)

1 - Franz White Bread (on sale 2.39)

6 - Chicken Kabobs w/veggies (on sale 5.99/lb - 17.79)

1 - 1/2 lb Shrimp (2.59)

1 - Crab Rangoons (on sale 5.99)

1 - Cantaloupe (1.99)

1 - Iceberg Lettuce (1.18)

3 - Cloves Garlic (3/.99)

1 - Caesar Salad Kit (on sale 2.50)

   - used Safeway Doubles (1.00)
   - used 2 Hallmark Catalina's (5.00 each)
   - used additional Hallmark Catalina (4.00)

Safeway Total:  $43.03 (estimated savings $40.06 - or 48.2%)

Walgreen's

Transaction #1

1 - Noxema Disposable Razor (on sale 3.99)
   * buy 1 get 1000 pts (or 2.50)
   - used 2.00 off coupon

1 - Renpure Miracle Hair Conditioner (on sale 5.99)
   * mail in rebate for 6.99

1 - Gum Eez Flossers (on sale for 2.00)
   * buy 1 get 800 pts (or 2.00)

1 - Gillette Fusion Power Razor (10.99)
   * buy 1 get 4.00 RR
    - used 4.00 off coupon

   - used 5.00 RR from week #3
   - used Nexcare Bandage Rebate (10.47)

Transaction #1 Total:  $1.50 (estimated savings $13.99 - or 90.3%) plus have $4 in RR and 1800 pts on my rewards card.

Transaction #2

2 - Neosporin Ointment .5 oz (B1G1 1/2 off - 5.49)

1 - Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit w/$15 coupons inside (4.99)
   - received it free w/purchase of 2 Participating Products (neosporin)

1 - Gum Eez Flosser (on sale for 2.00)
   * buy 1 get 800 pts (or 2.00)

1 - Noxema Disposable Razor (on sale 3.99)
   * buy 1 get 1000 pts (or 2.50)
   - used 2.00 off coupon

   - used $4.00 RR from Transaction #1

Transaction #2 Total:  $8.22 (estimated savings $15.73 - or 65.7%) and 1800 pts on my rewards card.

Walgreen's Total:  $9.72 (estimated $29.72 - or 75.4%) and have 3600 pts on my rewards cards

Rite Aid

Transaction #1

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale 9.99)
   * buy 1 get 5.00 +Up
   - used 4.00 off coupon

Transaction #1 Total:  $5.99 (estimated savings $5.30 - or 46.9%) and received $5.00 +Up

Transaction #2

1 - Gillette Fusion Razor (on sale 9.99)
   * buy 1 get 5.00 +Up
   - used 4.00 off coupon
   - used 5.00 +Up from Transaction #1

Transaction #2 Total:  .99 (estimated savings 10.30 - or 91.2%) and have $5.00 +Up for next week

Rite Aid Total:  $6.98 (estimated savings 15.60 - or 69.1%) and have $5.00 +Up for next week

Fred Meyer

3 - Fruitables Juice Drinks (on sale 2/4.00)
   - used (3) 1.00 off coupons

Fred Meyer Total:  $3.00 (estimated savings $3.00 - or 50%)

Week #5 Total:  $124.47 (estimated savings $166.00 - or 57.1%)

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $18.78
Meat ($15/wk goal): $14.85
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $124.47
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $516.02
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $16.70
Total Savings (weekly): $166.00
Total Savings (quarter): $734.08
Money added to Walmart Card: $20 (the boys were crabby and I forgot to add money to it!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Week 5 - $61.74 ... but I still have Safeways and maybe a Drug Store?

We have started our weekly shopping, however we did not get it all completed (Easton and Todd started to get cranky so we had to come home!)  Here is what I managed to get:

Albertsons

Transaction #1:

2 - Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue (5.99 w/in-ad coupon)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

1 - Always (on sale 4.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Cascade Dishwasher Liquid - 75 oz (on sale 4.99)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

   - used (3) Twice the Value Coupons (3.00)
   - used (2) 2.00 Catalina's from last week
   * received $5 Catalina and 5 Red Box codes for purchasing $20+ in Proctor & Gamble Products

Transaction #1 Total:  $10.96 (estimated savings $21.00 - or 65.7%) and have $5 Catalina and 5 Red Box Codes

Transaction #2:

15 - Kool Aid Packets (on sale for .10 each)
     - used B10G5 Free coupon

1 - Tostitos Chips (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Tostitos Dip (on sale 2.50)
   - used 1.00 off coupon

1 - Pepsi Max (2 liter)
   - used FREE Pepsi Max when you buy Tostitos Chips and Dip coupon

1 - Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles (on sale 1.00)
   - used .50 off coupon

   - used (3) Twice the Value Coupons (3.00)

Transaction #2 Total:  $1.40 (estimated savings $14.25 - or 91.1%)

Transaction #3:

3 - Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles (on sale 1.00)
   - used (3) .50 off coupons

   - used (3) Twice the Value Coupons (1.50)

Transaction #3 Total:  $0 (estimated savings $3.87 - or 100%)

Albertsons Total:  $12.36 (estimated savings $39.12 - or 76%) and still have $5 Catalina for next week.

Fred Meyers

6 - Purex Laundry Detergent (reg. 5.99 each on sale for 1.99 each)
   - used (6) 1.00 off coupons

4 - Lemons (on sale 2/1.00)

2 - White Onions (.59/lb - .96)

5 - Bananas (.54/lb - 1.26)

2 - Cow Pals String Cheese (2/5.00 w/in-ad coupon)

6 - Nestle Candy Bars (3/1.00 w/in-ad coupon - limit 6)
   - used (3) .50 off 2 coupons ... works out to .08 each :)

Fred Meyer Total: $15.66 (estimated savings $33.50 - or 68.1%)

Walmart

2 - Reach Floss (.88 each)
   - used (2) 1.00 off coupons

2 - 24 pack Pepsi (6.58 each)
   - used 2.00 off 2 coupon

2 - Figo String Cheese (.33 each)
   - used (2) .50 off coupons

6 - Buddig Lunch Meat (.56 each)
2 - Old El Paso Taco Shells (1.00 each)

2 - Walmart Brand Marinades (1.42 each)

Walmart Total:  $21.18 (estimated savings $5.00 - or 19.1%)

So this weekend we stopped by Safeway and picked up cards (they were having a great deal!).  I wasn't going to post it but then realized the Catalina's that I earned were going to come off my grocery budget ... and in return I need to the count the money I spent in my budget, so here's this weekends transactions:

Transaction #1:

2 - Hallmark Cards (1.99 each)
1 - Hallmark Card (2.59)
   * get $5 Catalina when you buy 3 cards

Transaction #1 Total:  $6.57 ... and received the $5.00 Catalina

Transaction #2:

3 - Hallmark Cards (1.99 each)
   * get $5 Catalina when you buy 3 cards
   * get an additional $4 Catalina when you bought 6 cards between 4-30 and 5-1

Transaction #2 Total:  $5.97 ... and received the $5.00 and $4.00 Catalina's

Safeway Total:  $12.54 spent for 6 cards and received $14.00 in Catalina's.  That's a pretty good deal!

Week 5 Total (so far):  $61.74 (estimated savings $77.62 - or 55.7%) and have $5 Catalina for Albertsons and $14 in Catalina's for Safeway.

***CURRENT RUNNING TOTALS:

Fruit/Vegetables ($15/wk goal): $4.22
Meat ($15/wk goal): $3.36
Weekly spending (less than $100/wk goal): $61.74 (still have Safeway and Drug Store)
Quarterly Spending (less than $1300 is goal - prefer $1200):  $453.29
Walgreen's/Rite Aid (less than $60/month goal): $
Total Savings (weekly): $77.62
Total Savings (quarter): $645.70
Money added to Walmart Card: $20 (the boys were crabby and I forgot to add money to it!)