Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I went this morning to do my Target deal shopping for the week. I got the deal info here, but went yesterday evening just to see what they actually had (sometimes the deals posted on Money Saving Mom are regional and don't apply to us). I then came home and printed off the online coupons that I needed and went back this morning to do my shopping. I got all of these items for $10.48. Using coupons alone, I saved over $28 bringing my savings to 73%. All the items seen here were bought using printable coupons, so if you don't get the newspaper, don't worry, you can still get these same great deals.
Here is the breakdown (the price is after coupons are applied--see the link to get the coupon info):
Coppertone Suncare Product (trial size): free x 2 = $0.00
Nabisco 100 Calorie Snack boxes: $0.04 x 3 = $0.12
Ritz Crackers: $0.54 x 3 = $1.62
Kraft Mayo: $0.50 x 2 = $1.00
Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese: $0.64 x 3 =$1.92
Target Baby body wash: $0.44 x 3 =$1.32
Quaker True Delights Bars: $0.89 x 3 = $2.67
Kraft Easy Mac cups: $0.42 x 4 = $1.68
Total: $10.48 on 23 items
The Target printable coupons do say 1 per transaction on a given item, so I split my shopping up into 3 transactions and would do 1 item per transaction (ex. do 1 body wash per transaction instead of lumping them all into the same one). Have fun shopping!
Did anyone else see the $10 off a purchase of $20 or more coupon in yesterdays Review Journal Newspaper? It was stuck on the front page. This is a great coupon, especially if you have a Kohls charge card (yes, I succumbed to getting one a couple of years ago when I shopped a bunch there before I got married), because from May 14-20 you can also get anywhere from 15-30% off your purchase on top of the sales they may be already running using your Kohls card. Combine that with the $10 coupon and you could get yourself something nice. Happy (belated) Mother's Day.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Now here is the amazing part of the deal. If you go back to the pharmacy counter and ask them for one of their "$50 in savings" coupon booklet, there is a Walgreens coupon in there for $2 off Walgreens brand diapers. When the cashier puts this coupon code in, it will take off $2 on every single pack of diapers in your transaction, thus making the first 2 packs $2.50 each and the rest $2 each. That is a great deal for a jumbo pack of diapers.
If that wasn't good enough, here is something else you can do to get more bang for your buck. Walgreens has their Iceland Health Omega-3 Fish Oil soft gels (120 count) on sale for $8 a bottle, but you will get an $8RR after purchasing it. Also, their Bayer quick release crystals (4 count box) are on sale for $2.50 with a $2.50RR printed off too (this is a month long RR deal). If you are willing to do a lot of transactions (1 transaction per 1 Bayer or 1 Fish Oil), you can get enough RR to pay for your diaper transaction. For example, if you were planning on getting 8 packs of diapers using the above deal, the total would come to about $17 (plus tax). You could buy 6 Bayer quick release boxes (each in a separate transaction), and get $15 in RR to use towards your diapers, or you could buy 2 Fish Oil bottles (again, separate transactions) and get $16 in RR to use towards the diapers. It's like getting more for free!
As you can see from my picture, I went a little wild with this deal and kept going back to Walgreens to get more diapers (I've been 3 times and cleaned out almost 3 stores). I bought 3 size 1, 3 size 2, 8 size 3, 10 size 4, and 6 size 5, plus 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil (they are really great to take if you have dry eyes), 17 boxes Bayer quick release tablets, and 1 box Glucerna cereal (I had a coupon for a free box, so I picked it up while I was there). As my luck would have it, my Walgreens March Rebate gift card came in the mail this week and I was able to use that on a lot of it, so I pretty much have only spent about $15 out of pocket for all of this.
As for how good Walgreens diapers are--I can't really complain too much about them. My daughter has blowouts in any kind of diaper, including Pampers and Huggies, so I am very content getting whatever brand I can for cheap. When your husband is in medical school, and you are trying your very hardest not to take loans out for living expenses, you can't be too picky. I feel very blessed from above for help in finding amazing deals on the things that we need and the ability to stock up so that we will not only have food storage for a few months, but we will have enough of diapers and other toiletries to last several months too. I know it might seem silly to have gotten some size 1 and 2's since my daughter is in 3s, but I figure we might as well have a few on hand for when we have our next baby (no, this is not an announcement) or in case a friend needs some. Happy shopping this week. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I'll answer it as soon as I can.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009