Thursday, September 25, 2008


Well, I went out yesterday and scored my 50 bags of FREE Green Giant Steamers veggies! I didn't think I would ever get them stuffed into my freezers! (And no, I did not clean out one store. I visited several.) A good tip left by our friend- DianeScraps- that the bags will burst open easily- so Be Careful!! This beautiful picture was taken and doctored by my wonderfully helpful husband, Russ. Here's the pic and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $54.63
Total Money Spent: $4.63 (Tax ONLY!)

Total Saved: $50.00(100%)
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Free toothbrushes @ Walgreens

I went to Walgreens last night and got my free toothbrushes and very cheap Children's Tylenol. Walgreens's has the new Reach toothbrushes and Reach floss on sale this week for 2/$5 with a $5 Register Reward printing for every 2 purchased. I did 3 transactions last night and got quite a bit. Here's the pic and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $27.99
Total Money Spent: $5.26

Total Saved: $22.73(81.2%)

*From these purchases I received $15 in Register Rewards.*
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FREE Green Giant Steamers @ Schnucks!

Starting tomorrow Schnuck's will have Green Giant Steamers on sale for 10/$10. There was a coupon in the paper on 9/7 for $1/1, so that makes these FREE!! Run! :)
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Month Anniversary!

It has absolutely flown by but I have now been recording my coupon deals in this Blog for exactly one month! Even I have been surprised by how quickly the dollars add up - my figures for the month are detailed below - these put me on track for $30,000 of savings over twelve months!
Total Before Coupons: $2451.46
Total Money Spent: $407.28

Total Saved: $2044.18(83.4%)

In addition to these savings, I have also collected a stockpile of $112 in Kroger Catalina vouchers and $100 in Kroger giftcards (see earlier posts!).
From my coupon trading, I have a positive balance of $50 in Target gift cards and $22 in Paypal funds.
Most importantly this has been great fun so here is to the next month of couponing!
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The Last of the Powerade and Vitamin Water...Finally!

We made our final trip to Kroger tonight for Powerade and Vitamin Water. I am so tired of looking at these bottles of sports drinks and the coupons that go with them. Like Russ said though, how can you not get them when they are FREE? Got to love FREE!

We got a few "extra" things as well to use up some of the $100 worth of Catalinas I have from Powerade and Glade. We got Russ some socks while we were there. He considers them his "payment" for his part in the stockpile keeping and coupon harvesting. LOL Here's the pic and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $127.20
Total Money Spent: $13.22

Total Saved: $113.98(89.6%)
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Free Toothpaste @ Walgreens

I know, I know..a little late on this deal. This deal is from last week. Walgreens had Colgate toothpaste on sale for $2.99, and they had a "super coupon" in the sales ad that would make them .99 each. I traded for 20 coupons for $1 off any Colgate, so I ended up with 16 FREE toothpastes, and I "coupon fairied" the other 4 coupons on the shelves at Walgreens. Here's the pic and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $47.84
Total Money Spent: $-.16 + tax (I got the .01 overage on each coupon to use towards tax!)

Total Saved: $48.00(100.3%)

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We heard from Kroger...

Well, we finally heard back from Kroger regarding the very lengthy letter we sent. The head store manager was the one to call me. He could not apologize enough for the horrible customer service and bad behavior of his staff. He even went so far as to give me his cell number in case future issues arose while he was not in the store. To top it off, he gave us a $100 gift card to help make up for our trouble!! I was so surprised, but very pleased, by that! It really shows that he does care about his customers. Thanks Kroger!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stockpile Pictures

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Question Answered~ Sunsilk!

Just wanted to very quickly answer a question posted in my comments. (Thanks Jolene!) The question was where did I purchase all of the Sunsilk shampoos, etc for my stockpile. I got most of it about 2 weeks ago when Kmart here in Memphis doubled up to $2 for all of about 2 minutes. LOL Literally, I went into the stores with my coupons to shop and they started snatching down the signs when I was 2 items from finishing. I had a fit at customer service and since I was the only person in the store wanting the doubles they did it for me manually. So, that's how I ended up with the Sunsilk! :)
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Trip To CVS!!

I am so very excited to let you all know that we made our first trip to CVS tonight! It's about 30 minutes away for us (no CVS in Memphis), so I hadn't really paid much attention to the ads and deals until recently. Everyone gets the best deals and has the least trouble with CVS, and now I see why! They didn't have all the items I needed to do the 5 scenarios that someone had given me, so I kind of "winged it." I ended up doing 2 deals and now have ECB"S to spend on my next deals there. Russ and have pretty much decided on at least a once per week trip to CVS. The cashier was so very friendly, and helpful. They even have a framed picture of the "coupon lady" as she is called at that store, on the table as you walk in the door. She earned over $250.00 ECB's last month! The cashier said the most educated thing I've heard from a cashier yet- "Coupons are like cash money." YES, YES, YES! Someone gets it!! Here's how I did my 2 little deals-

Transaction #1:
1 Aleve Cold and Sinus D 10 count $3.99 earn $3.00 ECB
-2.00 Manf. Coupon
1 Excedrin Express Gels 20 count $3.99 earn $3.99 ECB
-2.00 Manf. Coupon
1 Purex Detergent $2.99 earn $1.00 ECB

- .50 Manf. Coupon
-$2/10 CVS Coupon

Paid $5.10 OOP (including tax)

Transaction #2:
4 Pert Plus Shampoo $2.50x4= $10.00
- (4) $2.00 Manf. Coupons
1 Purex Detergent $2.99 earn $1.00 ECB
-.50 Manf. Coupon
1 Dove candy bar .79

-$2/10 CVS Coupon
-$3.00 ECB from prior transaction

Paid .89 OOP (including tax)

So, now I have $5.99 in ECB's left over for my next deals. Did I mention I am soooo excited!!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Few Deal Sneak Peeks...

I've had a couple of inquiries regarding deals for Walmart and Walgreens. I am posting some of the deals for next week for Walgreens (that way you have time to find your coupons!), and some of the ongoing deals at Walmart! Credit to Hot Coupon World for the deals and scenarios!

Walgreens~ here is the ad scan for next week: Full Ad Google Doc

Hershey's 8 packs, GDA
SALE: $3/3 (p 12)
MQ: none
AD Q: none
ES Q:none
ESMIR(#35): $5 wyb $10
TOTAL: $0.50/ package, wyb 10
MATH: Buy 10 packages at $1 each, pay $10 oop, get $5 ESMIR

Reach Toothbrush, Overage
MQ: 1/1 6/8/08
AD Q: 15
TOTAL: $2 overage
RR:buy two get $5 RR back

Campbell's Select Harvest
MQ: $0.50/2 (8/17 Smart Source insert)
AdQ: 4/$5
ES Q:none
ESMIR : none
TOTAL: 4/$4

Haggen Daz Ice Cream, GDA
SALE: Buy 1 @ 4.49, Get 1 FREE
MQ:$2/2 Tearpad exp. 10/31/08
TOTAL: 2/2.49

See other deal scenarios here.

Here are the deals based on their "everyday low price." This is in spreadsheet form- credit goes to HCW and all the people that worked on it!

If anyone has any questions, let me know! Also, if you aren't a member of Hot Coupon World, I would urge you to sign up and start spending some time there reading each day. The members are awesome and so informative. It's FREE to be a member and the trading forums are great for finding the coupons you don't normally find in your Sunday papers.
Hot Coupon World
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No more TP coupons...well almost...

This is one of my last trips for the week to Kroger to finish using my Cottonelle coupons that are set to expire on Friday. Nothing too exciting to speak of really. I had some more formula checks come in, so I was able to get more of the formula that's on clearance at Kroger for $2.18 per can. I did 3 more deals of 6 Powerade Zero's each, getting 3- $4 off your next order coupons. I also got 4 more Glade Classic Warmers, getting $8 more in coupons off my next order. I am up to $86 in Kroger Catalinas! Here are the pics and the math for this trip:

Total Before Coupons: $77.13
Total Money Spent: $15.31

Total Saved: $61.82(80.2%)

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Manic Monday

I had the time to do a couple of deals today. I went to get more Powerade Zero (for the $4 coupon off your next order at Kroger) and trying to use all of my Cottonelle toilet paper coupons before they expire on Friday. You can never have too much toilet paper. Not only is the Powerade generating a catalina coupon, but so are the Glade Plug In air fresheners. They are on sale for $1.79 each, and there are B1G1 coupons out from last Sunday's paper. Each air freshener also generates a $2.00 off your next order coupon each. So, you buy 2, pay $1.79 and get $4.00 back in catalinas!! Money Maker!! Here are the pics and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $160.99
Total Money Spent: $31.41

Total Saved: $129.58(80.5%)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Walgreens New Deals

I went to Walgreens this evening to catch a few of the deals with what coupons I already had and to cash in on my Coke 12 pack raincheck.

Total Before Coupons: $88.43
Total Money Spent: $25.16

Total Saved: $63.27(71.5%)

**I also got back $16 in Catalinas good on $ off my next purchases at Kroger.**
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Letter to Kroger Corporate HQ's

I mentioned in a prior post about the letter we had written to Kroger customer service regarding our bad experience. Here it is:

Dear Sir

Having had two distinctly different experiences whilst visiting my local Kroger stores this weekend, I feel compelled to comment. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Kroger Store at 7251 Interstate Blvd., Horn Lake MS 38637 in particular Pam and Kathryn who made my checkout as simple as could be. Armed with two carts full of groceries, a fist full of coupons and three children I cannot praise Pam enough for the calm way in which she not only assisted with my transaction but took the time and effort to talk to my children and distract them while I paid. This is the kind of friendly, considerate style of customer service that does your organization credit and I will certainly be encouraging my friends to use this store.

On a less positive note, I visited the Kroger store at 5995 Stage Road · Bartlett, TN 38134 last night and was appalled by the lack of professionalism, competence and sheer good manners that I had the misfortune to experience. Having filled two carts with groceries; I had a large number of grocery coupons that were going to allow me to make substantial savings. As an experienced coupon user, I am extremely careful to ensure that I use my coupons legally and in line with both the store and the manufacturers guidelines. I take great care to group multiple items together in my cart ( to make it easier for the cashier to compare the coupons presented to the register printout) and even put my coupons in order to make the process as painless as possible.

I am happy to acknowledge, and very proud to say that I probably use far more coupons than your average customers and can understand that the complexity that this might add to my transactions. I try very hard to be patient and I am typically happy to be patient while any queries are ironed out regarding the coupon usage. This being said, the fiasco I was faced with last night was completely unnecessary, was an embarrassment to Kroger and almost resorted in my husband calling the police to deal with one of your employees.

On completion of my shopping I queued at the only open register (apart from self service) to check out. Until this point, everything was good…from this point my issues are as follows:

1.) The gentleman who was packing my bags appeared to have very little interest in what he was doing. The first time he squashed my bakery items I politely smiled and said oops. The second bakery item that was crushed with heavy items caused me to comment politely that I was worried about my goods being damaged. By the time my bag of flour was split, and then placed in my bags with no offer to replace the damaged item, I decided that my comments were worthless as he was more interested in giving me an icy stare.
2.) My cashier (Natalie Gibbons), on being presented with my coupons at the end of the transaction, made a number of comments about how there were ‘so many coupons for one transaction’. We politely informed her that all the coupons were valid and being used correctly and that we had been advised by Kroger that as long as the coupons were used appropriately, there were no limits on the number we could use. After scanning a few coupons and spending an age trying to spot items on the register printout ( the goods had all been messed up during scanning and the coupons had been scattered out of order), we had a few more comments along the lines of ‘there are just too many coupons..this isn’t right’, Natalie called for Pam Bell who I assume was another cashier. Natalie’s confusion is quite understandable. It was late in the evening and she was perhaps not used to dealing with coupons – I will give her the benefit of the doubt. What was inexcusable to me was the off-handed comments, the ‘exhalations of breath’ and the time it took for her to contact somebody that could help her. I like to consider myself a smart shopper but this kind of begrudging attitude was obviously designed to let me know that she had been inconvenienced and that I was doing something wrong, in her opinion. Natalie and Pam refused a number of my coupons on the grounds that I had more than eight identical items that each had coupons. They were adamant that this was a company policy and Natalie even left her register for 7 minutes ‘mid transaction’ to call ‘Doreen’ at home as ‘Doreen’ had been with the company for a lot of years. Having had previous issues such as this, we had already received confirmation from Kroger corporate Customer Services that they would be happy to accept and double up to eight identical manufacturers coupons to a value of sixty cents (providing they were used according to the manufacturer guidelines). On this occasion however we were not even asking for coupons to be doubled – they were valid on their own merits.

3.) Having endured this confusion for thirty minutes we asked to see a manager so that the situation could be resolved in some way. In fact we had to ask FIVE times before somebody was called. According to Natalie nobody really knew who was responsible for the store at that time. Pam speculated that ‘the new guy Mr. Neil’ was probably in charge but after attempting to page him decided that he had probably gone home for the night. Our request to Natalie was clear and polite, we wanted to talk to somebody who was responsible for the store and who had the appropriate authority to help resolve this situation. With Pam’s assistance it was decided that ‘Tim’ was the one in charge and made a page for him. After no response and a second page, Natalie offered me her phone to ‘Tim’ as he was busy. I informed her politely that I considered this extremely rude after all the time I had been kept waiting and that I expecting him to show me the courtesy of talking to me face to face.

4.) From the point he arrived at the register, Tim’s demeanor and tone indicated he was ‘put out’ and really did not want to be involved. He paced straight to the two cashiers, asked them bluntly ‘what all the problems were about and what they needed him for’. Pam and Natalie explained that we were using such a large number of coupons’ and that we disagreed with them over how many could be used. I explained that the number of coupons being used was completely irrelevant and that we expected them to be honored in line with Kroger policy. Tim’s response to this, and I quote….was ‘So what do you want me to do? Do you want me to just give you a different answer to them. I don’t know anything about this.’My husband explained that we wanted the manager in charge to explain to us why we were unable to make our coupon transaction and to provide the ‘final word’ on behalf of the store. He explained clearly that we had been kept waiting for an unacceptable period of time and that he wanted a decision from somebody that could be held accountable.At this point , although still standing on the opposite side of the cashiers desk, Tim faced my husband, made eye contact and started to raise his voice. His very words were ‘I am not going to be accountable for anything; not for $8 an hour. I am not paid to be a manager, I am a stocker. I am not going to make any decisions for you – I need to cover my ass.’ His tone was loud, his gestures aggressive and I felt threatened. My husband (who is 280 pounds, 6ft2 and ex military) was appalled and explained to Tim in an equally loud and perfectly matched tone that he had no interest in how much he was paid and that if he wasn’t responsible for making decisions he needed to find somebody who would. I object to being subjected to such aggressive behavior, I objected to being treated with such a lack of respect and more importantly how dare your employee choose to curse in front of myself and my infant child who was in the shopping cart. By this point everybody was staring at us and I was shaken at such an outburst. My husband was concerned enough to suggest to me that maybe we just call the Police as his behavior was threatening. Tim then just told the cashiers to scan the coupons and accept them if they went through (which they did) and as he walked away told my husband he was sorry for the outburst and that he had been having a bad day. Credit to him for his apology but this was too little too late.5.) Our transaction took almost an hour in total and as it was being completed, the cashiers both made comments about being late to finish their shift. I have every sympathy with them but to be honest to you this should not have been my concern and was a less than subtle way for them to try and make me feel bad about what should have been a simple transaction. On top of this, I then had to stand and watch whilst Natalie stopped scanning my coupons to make a call on her cell phone. On completion of the transaction, I was just handed my receipt and change with no eye contact, no thanks and no apology for the ridiculous performance that we had just experienced.

I am smart enough to know that everybody has a bad day and that no matter how good a store might be, there are going to be occasions where things don’t go smoothly. What I refuse to accept though is aggressive, threatening behavior and the use of such language in front of my child. I will not be made to feel as if I am doing something wrong by using coupons and I will not be the subject of a store employees intimidation just because he is having ‘a bad day’. As my husband commented after the event, had he not been there with me, how much more aggressive would Tim have been, or how many other shoppers have had to endure his improper behavior.I hope that something constructive can come out of such a horrible experience and I would welcome an apology directed at myself and my son. This would go a long way towards indicating that as a company you do not condone this type of behavior. Secondly, I would suggest that there are some very obvious staffing and training issues at this store – how can so many members of staff not be able to work out who was responsible for the store at that time? There is obviously a huge amount of confusion over exactly what is or isn’t permissible in terms of coupon use and there is some serious interpersonal skills training needed. How would these three individuals have felt if they had been subjected to this kind of behavior themselves?

I look forward to hearing from someone regarding this matter as soon as possible. I appreciate your time and quick response.


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Walmart Fiasco

We went to Walmart in Horn Lake this weekend to do some of the deals and use some coupons. We had such an awesome experience at this particular Walmart before and expected no problems. Well, we got all of our items, got in line, all was well, and then the cashier said she needed to be sure we could use all of our coupons. So she goes and gets the Assistant Customer Service Manager who comes over and starts freaking out about all of the coupons and the whole "one per purchase vs. one per transaction" argument. She even referenced our last trip to the store and said they had to have a meeting the morning after we were there last time to "get things worked out." To clarify- the last time we were there our total was over $268.00, and we paid $3.XX. So, they weren't very happy to see us again to say the least. I don't think we will be visiting there again anytime soon. Here are the pics:

Total Before Coupons: $104.24
Total Money Spent: $35.87

Total Saved: $68.37 (65.6%)

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Kroger/Walgreens Trip

Here are the pics from this past weekend's trip to Kroger and Walgreens put together. I've misplaced my receipt for these, and it's really too much to recall, but rest assured we didn't pay nearly as much as you would think.

We had a horrible customer service experience EVER! The letter to customer service will follow in another post. Her are the pics:

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Anyone need a sports drink?

We have enough Powerade and Vitamin Water to bathe in the stuff for weeks! Here are the 2 latest hauls on the sports drinks:

Total Before Coupons: $199.14
Total Money Spent: $42.17

Total Saved: $156.97 (78.8%)

**I feel I should mention as well the deal at Kroger on the Powerade Zero. We would normally never buy this much of these type of drinks, but I have some great coupons making these almost free, as well as Kroger has a promotion right now that when you buy 6 Powerade Zero's you get a coupon for $4.00 off your next purchase. These really add up and make the amount we've actually spent on these products next to nothing.**
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3D Stockpile Pics!

This is way cool! Follow the link below for a 3D version of our stockpile. It's made in a new piece of software from Microsoftcalled Photosynth. You will have to download the viewer to see this, but it's completely safe. Let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Late Night Walgreens Trip

I made late night run to Walgreens tonight to work a couple of deals. Nothing too exciting, just wanted to get the Robitussin RR's to use on soda and other products. Here are the pics and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $46.90
Total Money Spent: $5.97

Total Saved: $40.93 (87.3%)

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Mid Week Deal Run

I ran out tonight to get a few deals and use some of my coupons before they expired. Here is the math and pics:

Total Before Coupons: $92.81
Total Money Spent: $30.70

Total Saved: $62.11 (70%)
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Summary of the Past Fortnight

Well I have been tracking my purchases for two weeks now so it seemed like a great opportunity to summarize the monies spent and saved and also to review the time and effort it has taken to make these deals.

First of all, let me tackle a few of the questions that have come up in the past couple of weeks.

First myth to dispel....this has not taken a lot of time. When looking at the deals several people have made comments along the lines of... 'I couldn't possibly do this as it takes too long and I work all day'... well guess what...I ALSO work all day as a mother to three children, one of which is 4 months old and one of which is special needs. It is just one of those things you have to be interested in doing and just make a little time for each day.

'How can you possible ever use 100 boxes of Pop Tarts or 75 bottles of shampoo?' The purpose of the stockpile isn't to just hoard hundreds of items for the sake of it. My stockpile items are typically long 'Use by dates' or do not have dates at all. The Pop Tarts will last a year and I am unlikely to have to purchase shampoo for several years. Now that these items are plentiful within the stockpile, I am able to focus on different areas. For example, this week we have been focusing on toilet paper. I will save a lot of money by not only purchasing these items at ridiculously low prices but also in the fact that I will not have to purchase them again for such a long time.

Second myth to dispel... 'Using so many coupons when you visit stores is taking advantage of the system' Absolutely not! I only ever use coupons legitimately and in stores that are have corporate policies that allow them to accept them. This argument (ironically) is most often thrown at me by ill informed cashiers at the stores I frequent! The stores are not being defrauded...they are reimbursed by the manufacturers for every coupon that they correctly take. The manufacturers are certainly not being defrauded..they calculate exactly how many coupons are being released and the cost to them for that promotion. The manufacturers have no interest in whether I use one of their coupons or one hundred - the cost to them is already accounted for.

Anyway... time for the good bit - the fortnights summary! (...drum roll please...)

Total Before Coupons: $1493.09
Total Money Spent: $174.24

Total Saved: $1318.85 (88.3%)
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The Threat of Manager Dan

This weekend's haul hasn't been quite as impressive as past weeks, but still not too shabby. Walgreens has a sale that runs from today through the end of September on Robitussin cough medicine as well as Dimetapp cold and cough medicine. You buy 3 @ 3.99, use 3- 3.00 off coupons, and get a 10.00 Register Reward. These are like cash on your next purchase. So, basically you are out of pocket 3.00 + tax and get back 10.00. I used these 10.00 RR's for soda. I also hit up Walmart and Kroger today. I cashed in on the rest of my Cleanteam coupons and formula checks at Walmart and the rest of our Cottonelle coupons and some Vitamin Water at Kroger.

The Walmart trip left much to be desired today. As usual the store was overcrowded, the cashier's attitude was horrendous and everything took twice as long as it should. My very friendly cashier (NOT!), Tina, questioned every coupon I handed to her and had to count the cans of formula more than twice to be sure I had enough. She was soon joined by her customer service supervisor, Tim. Neither could figure out how the formula checks were really supposed to be used (as checks, a form of payment) not as vendor coupons. I mentioned the head manager of the store, Dan, whom we had previously had discussions with about coupon usage, and they decided to 'just push them all through.' I was more than happy with that considering this whole process had been less than pleasant. The lesson learned here is that whenever you are unhappy with the way you are being treated at Walmart- wave Manager Dan at them!

Here are the pics and the math:

Total Before Coupons: $255.28
Total Money Spent: $31.92

Total Saved: $223.36 (87.5%)

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Anyone need TP?

There is a really HOT coupon out right now for .50/1 ANY Cottonelle 4 pack of tissue. These are regularly priced at .99 at most Kroger stores, so that means FREE toilet paper!! WOOHOO! I was able to get my hands on a few of the coveted coupons, so here's our haul below.

My sister was generous enough to bestow upon us a whole tearpad of Hagen Daz $2/2 coupons. Kroger has the small cups on sale this week for 10/10. Of course I had to see if these would work on this deal, and guess what? They DO!! FREE ice cream! What could be better?

Total Before Coupons: $48.63
Total Money Spent: $4.47

Total Saved: $44.16 (90.8%)

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Piggly Wiggly Detergent Deal

Piggly Wiggly has Purex detergent on sale for $1.98 this week. That alone is an awesome price, but when combined with a .50/1 coupon that doubles it makes it even better! Who can not like .98 for a bottle of detergent?

They also have the Lipton/Knorr sides on sale for 10/10 this week. I had a few .55/1 coupons left to use from the previous deal on these, so I got 10 more for FREE! Here's the pic and the math-

Total Before Coupons: $33.76
Total Money Spent: $13.92

Total Saved: $19.84 (58.8%)

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Krazy Kmart Doubles?

So, I read on HCW that some Kmarts were going to be doubling coupons for the next 4 days up to $2!! I couldn't believe it! It was too good to be true! Alas, I called the store and Corporate yesterday to no avail- no doubles for Memphis. Well, I logged in to HCW this morning to see how everyone else was doing with their Kmart craziness and lo and behold had a PM from a fellow Memphian saying she had been to the local store and they WERE going to double today! I rushed through my coupons pulling out any I thought might make a decent deal and threw the kids in the truck. Ok, I didn't throw them, gently shoved maybe? :)

Long story short, I spent and hour and a half in the store getting my deals only to be told my the manager that the signs had been placed in error and Memphis was NOT part of the test market. Well, you know me, I went to the front of the store ready to pitch a hissy fit (yes, I will do that) and the supervisor said that they would double mine since I was already in the store. I think it was more about her having a easier day, but I didn't care. So here are my deals....

Total Before Coupons: $153.21
Total Money Spent: $12.40+tax

Total Saved: $140.81 (91.9%)
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More PopTarts...

Well, we have successfully cleared the shelves at 2 more Targets, bringing our total PopTart count to nearly 100 boxes! Whew! That's 252,000 calories or 4800 bites, since Russ can eat one PopTart in 4 bites.

I've done the PopTart gift card deal twice more since the post below- here are the pics and the math-

Total Before Coupons: $112.50
Total Money Spent: $2.00

Total Saved: $110.50 (98.2%)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The PopTart deal of the century!

Shampoo and Lysol is sooooo last week - this week's killer deal is for PopTarts from Target. We more or less cleaned the shelves of our local store on Sunday morning and plan to go back later this week. Here is how it worked...

Poptarts (12 Ct) were on sale at 4 packs for $9. By the time I applied my manufacturers coupons (doubled), Target coupons and the $5 gift voucher for every four Kellogs products purchased.....I payed 4 cents a box plus tax!

36 Poptarts (12 Ct)

Total Before Coupons: $81
Total Money Spent: $1.44

Total Saved: $79.56 (98.2%)

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Getting Bored with Shampoo...Air Fresheners...Conditioner...

Its official! We have cleared every Rite Aid in Memphis out of Vive Shampoo and Conditioner and Walgreens are running scared when it comes to their Glade Plugins. We have a bunch of rain checks left but for now, here is a breakdown of this weekends deals...

Walgreens, Rite Aid and Walmart:

24 Clean Team wipes
26 Glade Plugins
5 Prep H wipes
2 Dawn Detergent
20 Vive Shampoo and Conditioner
12 Neutra Air
1 Always Max

Total Before Coupons: $332.32
Total Money Spent: $17.56

Total Saved: $314.76(86.4%)

**With the exception of 12 cents a pack for the Clean Team wipes, we payed nothing for any of this apart from tax!

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