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Friday Finals 11/13

on 11.13.2009 at 9:11pm

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This is a week to share your stories.  We were home for one day all week so no big shopping trips for us.  I did head out for the Toys R Us Hasbro deal and to Walgreens to use up some Register Rewards I had that were about to expire.

(2) Huggies Diapers $8.99
(2) Books of stickers 59 cents  each
(2) -$2 off Huggies printables
-$10 RR
-$5 RR
Total Spent: 78 cents after tax

Toys R Us – I did the deal as listed here.

(I know that has no factor in my weekly budget but it’s always fun to get a deal!

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or link to your savings post below.

    • So bummed that our Toys R Us was completely out of just about everything! But…deals are like buses, right? There’s always another one coming along soon!

    • Leslie Hoyer

      I went to Rite Aid and bought 15 Herbal Essence Shampoos B1G1 and 15 Herbal Essence Stylers B1G1 plus 2 Maybelline Mascaras B1G1 for a Subtotal of $0.19

      15 B1G1 HE Qpons
      2 $1 off Maybelline Qpons
      $3/$15 Rite Aid Qpon

      Total Savings: $76

      • kelli

        where’s the herbal essence coupon from? I never shop at rite aid, but I’d love free shampoo!

      • was the HE on sale? besides the bogo Q, did you use another one b/c i can’t figure it out?

        • kelli

          they were on sale, buy one, get one free… so with the coupon, both were free. unfortunately I only had one coupon! :( I usually buy 3-5 papers per week, depending on how many coupons I think I’ll use. That Sunday I was out of town and didn’t manage to get the paper, I just had a handful of coupons my aunt gave me.

    • savings this week:
      spent 83.45 on 154.98 at Publix and
      2.43 on 24.93 at CVS.

      That’s 94.03 or just over 52% savings.

    • Cat

      I discovered this week that the minimum price on items from Harris Teeter is apparently one cent! I had an awesome first run with their triples (spent $5.68 saved $38.87). Then I went back in 2 other baby runs to finish off the coupons I had. I bought only 1 Progresso broth and 2 Martha White muffin mixes. Total out of pocket, 3 cents. (Saved $5.13!) Then the next day I bought the last Progresso broth for which I had a coupon, and 2 Mazola Pure corn oils, again for 3 cents! I spent less than $5.75 for what I estimate was about $50 worth of food. Thanks Jenny!

    • kelli

      I didn’t do a lot of shopping this week. I still need to make a run to Kroger tomorrow to get some cheap cheerios and milk. I kept telling myself I was going to make it over there sooner but I kept not doing it.

      Food Lion: I bought lettuce, cheese, and ice cream
      Total Value: $23.75
      Total Spent: $12.11
      Total Saved: $11.64 (49%)

      CVS: earinse and 24 cans of cashews
      Total Value: $144.04
      Total Spent: $1.24 (all tax) and 8 ECBs that I didn’t get back
      Total Saved: $142.80 (99%) or $134.80 (93.5%) if you count the ECBs I didn’t get back

      Kroger: starkist tuna, I had a few more coupons and I needed to get it before the sale was over
      Total Value: $6.01
      Total Spent: $0.05 (all tax)
      Total Saved: $5.96 (99%)

      Weekly Totals:
      Value: $173.80
      Spent: $13.40
      Saved: $160.40 (92%)

      • Cat

        24 cans of cashews? What was that coupon? Did they look at you funny? :-)

        • kelli

          gold emblem nuts were bogo sunday-tuesday and I had a ton of the $2 off any 2 gold emblem nuts coupons. I also had a bunch of the $2 off $10 cvs brand products. I bought 8 cans at $4.99 each, bogo and used a $5/$20, (4) $2 off any 2 gold emblem nuts and (2) $2 off $10 cvs products. It ended up being $3.03 with tax for 8 cans. And yes, I think that the cashier thought that I was insane.

      • kelli

        UPDATE! I finally made it to Kroger prepared with all of my coupons. Sometimes I wonder where the week goes. I splurged a little bit and bought myself 4 boxes Cap’n Crunch because I love it! :) and I remembered to use my 2 coupons for Neosporin lip health from CVS before they expired (I had a rain check because I couldn’t find them in the stores when the had the clip free coupon). I’ll be sending the receipt in for the $5 rebate from Real Simple.

        CVS: earinse and 24 cans of cashews, 2 tubes of Neosporin lip health
        Total Value: $155.11
        Total Spent: $1.53
        Total Saved: $153.58 (99%)

        Kroger: starkist tuna, 8 boxes of cereal, 8 packages of nestle cookie dough, 2 tubs of butter, 2 gallons of milk
        Total Value: $60.71
        Total Spent: $23.23
        Total Saved: $37.48 (61%)

        Weekly Totals:
        Value: $239.57
        Spent: $36.87
        Saved: $202.70 (85%)

      • kelli

        UPDATE 2: I went to Rite Aid to use the 1 Herbal Essence coupon that I could find to use with the bogo sale.

        Rite Aid:
        Value: $9.20 (are they usually this expensive? I’ve never bought HE)
        Spent: $.22 (all tax)
        Saved: $8.98

        Weekly Totals:
        Value: $246.77
        Spent: $37.09
        Saved: $211.68 (85%)

    • Hope

      I went to Target to do the deal on the Up and Monsters Inc. blueray dvd movies. The Up dvd was on sale for $19.99..better price than advertised!! The Monsters was $26.99. I had a $10.00 off for Up, $8.00 off for Monsters Inc, and $10.00 off when you but both! Target now price matches and Best Buy had Monsters Inc. for $18.99 so I went to get them to price match but in the Best Buy ad it said Monsters was $18.99 when you buy both Up and Monsters! So I could not get the price match but I still made out with a good deal!!!

    • Mina

      Well, I wasn’t looking forward to reporting this week because I thought I’d probably spent well over $100, with the possibility of having edged beyond my highest weekly spending for the past several months.

      It started Saturday night when I did my only trip to Kroger for the week. Outside of the small items, the trip means that I won’t have to fret over finding good toilet paper deals for the next few months, and I replenished our supplies of naproxen and ibuprofen, both of which have recently been decimated. They had very good prices on those.

      Kroger –
      Store Value – $109
      OOP – $28
      Savings – $81 (plus I have $3 more in OYNO’s, and a pile of RC’s)

      Publix –
      Trip #1 – 1 box ea. Adult and Children’s Tylenol, several chocolate chips, and oatmeal
      Store Value – $23.37
      OOP – $1.09
      Saved – $22.28

      Trip #2 – was supposed to be small, but I wound up buying an embarrassing amount of Toll House refigerated cookies. I’ve never bought refigerated cookie dough. The kiddos think they’re great. I don’t care for them. They taste like the cookies from store bakeries to me.
      Store Value – $57.11
      OOP – $1.74
      Savings – $55.37

      Trip #3 made up for my other OOP totals.
      Store Value – $75.87
      OOP – $19.24
      Savings – $56.63

      Publix weekly total –
      Value – $156.35
      OOP – $22.07
      Savings – $134.28

      I only made one trip on Wed., but I do want to go back and pick up a few more things. I’m happy to have a winter stock of applesauce and plenty of bread crumbs now.
      Store Value – $65.35
      OOP – $18.98
      Saved – $46.37

      WAG’s – I did buy a couple of monitors, but I’m not including their stated value in my calculations for savings. I was happy to get some Kleenex and to find a couple of tubes of appropriately shaded foundation for the girls. Finding Clearasil in stock made me most happy because store brand anti-acne products are among the few things we ever buy at Walmart.
      Store Value – $110.49
      OOP – $13.01
      Savings – $97.48

      I managed to get my previous RR’s rolled or spent, and even though I spent $10 worth at Publix, we ended the week with $43RR.

      Weekly totals –
      OOP – $82.06
      Value – $442.19
      Savings – $360.13

      I did wind up spending $11.77 (Savings $27) at Target for 2 packs of wipe refills and “Up” BluRay/DVD. So, all shopping for the week did approach that $100.

    • sara

      I’m still getting used to this lol, but I had 3 trips total: Walgreens total value $61.18, spent $32.08 saved $29.10. BiLo total value $41.64 spent $16.58, saved $25.06, Publix total value $38.56, spent $15.18, saved $23.38. All together total value $141.38, spent $63.84, saved $77.54 :)

    • paula

      Dollar General has a store coupon booklet in stores and some of the coupons can be used with this weeks deals!

    • pharmSCgirl

      I went to Bi-Low tonight and my total before my bi-lo bonus card or coupons was $70. After I scanned all of my coupons the total was $51 and then scanned my bi-lo bonus card which then brought the total down to $18. I just love watching the numbers decrease when standing at the register. If you plan on going to bi-lo and often times have trouble with your coupons scanning, try using your coupons before your bonus card. Even if you are going through the express (do it yourself) line you can scan your coupons and then at the end hit purchase more items and scan your bonus card and then pay.

      • paula

        wow that is awesome! i will try that order next time i go!

    • Dina

      Here is what I what I spent this week! (11/9-11/15)

      Publix-4 cans of soup, no yolks noodles, and cupcakes(for that special someone who’s only Veteran’s day wish was to have publix deli cupcakes…lol!)

      Total before coupons: $16.54
      OOP: $6.52

      Stein Mart-Christmas gifts

      Total before coupons and $5 gc:$153.54
      OOP: $19.37

      Target-potatoe head santa, 2 healthy choice meals, batteries, gillette deoderant and body wash.

      Total before coupons: $21.18
      OOP: $5.19

      CVS-halloween clearance items, pepto bismol,and nuts

      Total before coupons: $24.97
      OOP: $2.24 + 7.99 ecb from last week

      Walgreens-newspaper, 2-ricola cough drops, 2- water bottles, 3-welches sparkling juice, 2-cowtails, bic soleil razor catridges, and a Pur 2 stage pitcher (clearance!).

      Total before coupons: $36.80
      OOP: $ 7.32

      Weekly total before coupons: $253.03
      Weekly total OOP:$40.64!

    • It was a good week for me at CVS.. i got the UP dvd for free after the $10 coupon and using my ecbs.

      I also tried to get the learning caterpillar at target by price matching with the toys’r us ad and using the $10 target coupon, but they were completely sold out!! Hmmm, I must not be the only one in my area that reads Southern Savers!! On the bright side of my trip at target, I did get the glade candles deal and bought $14.97 worth of candles and up wipes for $1.55 and paid only 5.75 after coupons, plus I got the $5 gift card. I’m happy with that.

      I also got the $20 thanksgiving gift cert at Food Lion and am about to spend it this week on turkeys and other holiday stuff.