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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spent $4.95 saved $41.93 with Super Doubles at Harris Teeter

Yesterday I went to Harris Teeter for trip 1 of super doubles.
I had a $10.00 giftcard I used to pay for this transaction.

What I got totally free:
3 boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice
2 4 packs of Angel Soft toilet paper
1 sure deodorant
2 packs of borden cheese singles
3 packs of Dentyne gum
1 box of kraft organic mac & cheese

Stuff I got almost free:

2 cartons of soy milk .49 each
3 deli creations .50 each
1 box of south beach protein bars .50
1 pack of chinet plates .50
1 pack of chinet dessert plates .50

total: $4.95 .97 was tax
saved $41.93

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paid $0.00 Out Of Pocket- Got $5 ECB's at CVS

Sorry we have been such blog slackers around here but that's what happens when you get busy with life!

I found time to go to CVS yesterday. I was wanting to use some Extra Care bucks and get some back. I didn't really want to spend the ECB's I had on stuff I really didn't need. I went in the store with $10 extra care bucks. The colgate total was on sale for $2.99 and you get $2 ecb's back. I had 2 manuf. coupons and 1 store coupon for the toothpaste. I bought 2 toothpaste and had a $1.00 off 2 skippy peanut butter coupon that I got out of the red coupon machine. I scanned my card at the machine when I went in and received a coupon for 10% off ( I think) of my order good for 3 days only. Always give them your extra care bucks first before handing over your additional coupons. With all these coupons my total ended up being in the negative, the cashier was a young guy and was very nice and kept on adding tax til my total was $0.00 I got $5 in ecb's back! $4 for 2 toothpaste and $1 for the green bag tag.

If you don't know what the green bag tag is it's a tag that you buy for .99 and attach to any reusable shopping bag, have the card scanned each time you shop and after 4 scans on 4 different days it will print out a $1.00 extra care buck on anything.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rite Aid, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter Deals

Rite Aid-

4 packs of Carefree pantyliners

Out of pocket: .27

on sale for .99 had 4 $1.00 off coupons

Food Lion-

1 jar of Classico pasta sauce
1 80z Daisy Light Sour Cream
2 Hunts Mandwich Bold

Out of pocket- $1.60
Total savings- $5.49

pasta sauce on sale $2.00, had $1.50 off coupon
sour cream on sale $1.00, had .50 coupon
mandwich on sale $1.00, had $1.50 off 2 coupon

Harris Teeter
6 200z Rasin Bran
4 King size packs of M&M's

out of pocket-$7.19
Total savings $17.87

cereal Buy 1 Get 1 Free
plus 2 $1.50 0ff 3 coupons
M&M's Buy 1 Get 1 Free
plus 2 .75 off coupons

Friday, June 4, 2010

Grocery shopping tip for lowering meat costs

If you have boys or men to feed you know that meat in your meals is usually a must (atleast at my house). With rising costs of all types of beef, chicken, pork and even turkey, I found a great way to cut cost. Start looking for the day of expiration date. Most packages say use or freeze by such a date but most stores mark the meat down on that date. Look for special stickers or coupons attached. You might question if it is still fresh enough? Compare it to other packages there that have a later date. Is it the same color or texture plus once you get it home open it and smell. You will know if it's bad. But the cost savings is huge. Just yesterday I bought 3lbs. of fresh ground turkey for $1.50!!! I saved $12 from the original price. Now there is a little more work involved because I get in the habit of bringing it home and cooking it right way (within 24 hrs) If it's not being used for that nights dinner in to the freezer it goes, ready for the next meal. This works great for quick summer grilling too!