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Friday Finals

on 10.17.2008 at 10:00am
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**Next Weeks CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens Deals are up!**

I can’t believe it’s that time already.  This week I made it out CVS, Rite Aid, Publix and Aldi.  (I know why Aldi?)  First I have to say I am either proud of our saving abilities now or greatly disappointed in Aldi.  I remember first stumbling upon what I thought was the cheapest source of groceries and loving it.  Now this week going back and a long time elsewhere (Publix namely) I didn’t find one thing that I couldn’t get for cheaper somewhere else!  Even Milk and Eggs were more expensive than Kroger and Publix.  I went there mostly to stock up on bread for our freezer only to find that bread had gone up in price there over .30 cents a loaf!!  I did find a cheap Ham and that made my Husband happy (he has been a little on my case wanting Ham lately and he isn’t so patient waiting for it to come on sale).

Aldi: Total Spent: $31.90
probably saved something over retail but sadly they don’t tell you

Publix:
Total before coupons and sales: $91.28
Total spent: Technically $35.14 (but paid with Gift Cards so really nothing)
Total Saved: $56.14 or 61.5%
-thanks to Beth for sending me a coupon to transfer a prescription  :)

Rite Aid:
Total Before rebates: $74.17
Total spent after rebates: $4.85 (the tax)
Total Saved: $69.32 or 93.5%
my husband has already gotten sick and we broke into some of this stash

CVS:
Total before coupons and Sales: $59.99
Total Spent after sales and rebate: $28.17
Total ECB remaining: $20

At CVS I bought a Pulsonic Toothbrush (also on sale this week) which I am selling on ebay (they are going for approx $50.   I figured this was a great way to turn some CVS play money into real money!!

Since we won’t count chickens before they hatch here is my total for the week (not factoring in ebay)…

Total before sales and coupons: $257.34
Total spent: $64.92 cash, $35.14 gift cards
Total Saved: $175.28 or 63.7%

I would really like to add in the possible $20 profit in ebay now to put me back on budget.  Can I?

Mr Linky seems to be messing up the site and moving the side bar to the bottom so… please comment and leave a link to your savings for now until I figure it out.

    • Amy McGuire

      Here are my CVS savings this week:
      lotion $6.99 saved $1.00
      palmolive $.99 saved $.60
      scott towels $5.49 saved $5.50
      All detergent (2) $7.49 saved $7.49
      some other things

      saved with coupons and CVS savings $19.59
      total bill was $20.31

    • Michelle

      Here are my totals:

      Kroger trip one
      Total savings 85.73
      OOP $.23
      102% savings

      Kroger trip two
      total savings 114.88
      OOP $1.06 AND earned $8 in OYNO catalinas
      100% savings

      Publix
      total savings $113.51
      OOP $5.86
      (will also get a $10 MIR from Kelloggs)

      Walgreens:
      #1 savings:$20.80
      OOP 24.83 (paid w/GC)

      #2 savings $16
      OOP $15.23 (paid w/GC)

      earned $10 RR and will get $50+ back on my GC

      CVS
      I have put all of my receipts in envies for MIR’s so I don’t know total savings but…
      I spent $4.30 OOP for 3 transactions, earned $37+ in ECB’s and will send in for Just for Men $8 MIR, Excedrin $2 MIR, and Caregivers Marketplace $2 rebate. I will hit my other CVS tomorrow with my other card!

      So I spent:
      $11.45 cash,
      $40.16 of my WAGS GC

      I earned:
      $10 in RR’s
      $8 in OYNO Catalinas
      will get $50+ put back on my WAGS GC
      $22 in MIR’s (minus postage)

      AND took home well over $400 worth of groceries/merchandise!! Gotta love getting paid to shop!!