Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Savings

I like to go to the stores on Sunday to get the good sales before everything is gone. Today I made two runs to Walgreens, one before church and one after. Here was one transaction: The advertised savings were $6, and I used $7.20 in coupons for a total savings of $13.20 OOP I paid $4.92. How did I get all of this for that? Here is the breakdown:
Ragu: 4 @ $2 each = $8.00
Skippy: 2 @ $2 each= $4.00
Coupons used: RR for $5.00
Skippy .60
Ragu .60
Ragu 1.00
Total OOP: $4.92 PLUS I EARNED A REGISTER REWARD FOR $6.00!!

Here is the second transaction:

2 Cheez-Its: $1.00 each= $2.00

2 Poptarts: $2.00 each= $4.00

2 Keebler Cookies: $2.00 each=$4.00

Coupons used: $1.00 Cheez-It

$1.00 Keebler

.55 Keebler

.75 Poptarts

Advertised Savings: $9.56

Coupon Savings: 3.30

Total Savings: $12.86

OOP: $6.80 PLUS I EARNED THE $5.00 REGISTER REWARD I USED ABOVE.

So, I got all of the above for $11.72 OOP. Plus, I still have the $6 Register Reward. When I left the second time, the cashier said she'd see me when I plotted my next strategy.

You might think this is all we eat, but I have a freezer full of frozen fruit for smoothies, chicken, waffles, and leftovers. I have plenty of canned veggies, and I go to the farmer's market once a week for fresh veggies. Obviously I am just highlighting major purchases here. Since peanut butter and pasta sauce is something I use a lot of, I believe in stockpiling when it is on sale.