Saturday, July 17, 2010

Today's Shopping Trip: Publix & CVS; And "Coupon Trained"

I wanted to quickly post my shopping trip to Publix and CVS today. With kids home full time for summer right now, and I know I've mentioned this once or twice, but I am struggling to keep up with my stock pile a bit. Not that we are running low by any means, but we are going through it and I haven't done a great job keeping it stocked to where it should be.

I am happy to say that I have my family "Coupon Trained" (just made that one up ;). Today, as I was heading out for my shopping excursion, I asked if there was anything anyone needed. I received the usual rounds of "No", and then was asked if I coupons for Toilet Paper or Paper Towels. And was told that we were running 'low' on these items, which is true. Now - what I want you to keep in mind is that we have four 12 packs of T.P. and two 12 packs of paper towels & and couple of 2 packs of paper towels. I kind of giggled when I heard this because by anyone outside of couponing would have thought saying "we are running low" on these items with that much left, that we were crazy. Usually I have about twice that amount in the house, so it is a bit diminished at the moment. But - it made me smile that even the rest of my household's perspective has significantly changed. :)

Have said all that, here's a VERY quick overview of how much I spent and saved today at Publix & CVS. I will post a full length of everything I bought and how.

I had quite a few Need Items this week on my list, thankfully everything I bought was at the very least on sale- WHEW! But I didn't have coupons for everything either so I spent a bit more than I normally would have but not by a whole lot.

Bought: $147.26 worth of groceries
OOP: $40.08
Savings: $107.18  (73%)
I do have MIR for Zegrid from SS 6/20, should get back $5.99- which then puts my savings up to 77%!

Here's the run down of everything I bought:
2-DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen 5.5 to 10 oz, 2/$5

2-Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice 64 oz, 2/$4
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Drinks, 64 oz Bottle
-FREE Pint Fresh Blueberries wyb 2 Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice 64 0z (in flyer) 

4-Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, Assorted Varieties, 11 or 12 oz bag, BOGO $2.39
-$.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, any variety

10-Kellogg’s Eggo Pancakes .53 to 16.4oz box, BOGO $2.79
-$1/2 Eggo Frozen Products 6/20/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/15/2010)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Item, waffles or pancakes – TARGET
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Products Publix Coupon- 06-27-10 RP (exp 7/25)

2-Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16-Oz bot. BOGO $6.99
-$1/1 Pompeian Olive Oil 5/23/2010 RP Insert (exp 7/31/2010)

2-Kellogg’s Cereal, Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes 18 or 20oz box, Crispix or Rice Krispies, 12 to 16.5 oz box,  BOGO $3.99
-$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Cereals

4-Pedigree Jumbone Snack Food For Dogs, 6.3 to 7.4-oz pkg BOGO $3.59
-$1/1 Pedigree Jumbone Treats 6/20/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/15/2010)
-$1/1 Pedigree Treats TARGET Coupon 5/2/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/1/2010)

2-Bic Disposable Razors, Assorted Varieties, 3 to 8-ct pkg BOGO $5.49
-$3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable Shavers 7/11/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/31/2010)

2-Softsoap hand soap refill 56oz bottle, 2/$9

1-Zegerid OTC Acid Reducer 14ct box, $9.99
-$4.00/1; Zegerid OTC, any 14 ct or larger 06-20-10 SS 

4-Rosetto Ravioli on sale B1G1 $3.99 for two
- $1.50/2 Rosetto Frozen Pasta, Any 

2- Fiber One Toaster Pastries on sale B1G1 $2.29 for two
- $0.55/1 Fiber One Toaster Pastries, box  (use zipcode 34655)

Bought: $53.40
OOP: $20.24 
Savings: $33.16 (62%)
MIR for P&G Digestive Health, should receive $10 back. Bringing my savings to 81%

Here's the Run Down: I 'rolled' my ECB from the first transaction into the second transaction to ensure the least amount OOP as possible. 

1st Transaction:
2-BioTrue Multi-Purpose Solutions ($2.99) - Receive $2.99ecb limit 2
-$2/1 BioTrue PRINT or PRINT

OOP: $1.98
Saved: $5.99
Received: $5.98ecb ($4MM)

2nd Transaction:

1-Prilosec OTC ($18.99) - Receive $2ecb limit 1
Q: -$3/1 Prilosec OTC from PG 6/6

1-Metamucil ($9.99) - Receive $2ecb limit 1
Q: -$3/1 Metamucil from PG 6/6

1-Pepto-Bismal ($4.99) - Receive $1ecb limit 1
Q: -$1/1 Pepto Bismal from Homemade Simple Mailer

3 - Candy Bars :) (B2G1 Free)

Used: -$5/$30 CVS from Recycle Bank & $5.98ecb from 1st Transaction
OOP: $17.77
Saved: $27.17
Received: $5ecb
Submit for $10 MIR

This includes all coupons, ECB, & MIRs

OOP: $44.33
Saved: $156.33 (78%) 

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