Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday Savings!

Have you entered my giveaway?

I went to one of our CVS' early in the week and was sorely disappointed to see that they were out of EVERYTHING I hoped to buy EXCEPT the Garnier Fructis Shampoo/Conditioner. I was in a hurry and decided to leave. My hubby had to get his hair cut yesterday, and I decided to run in to the CVS next door to the hair cutting place while he got cut. I had a good day. I got the following (four cans of catfood are missing because I already put them away and fed our kitties one of them):

for $2.07. I saved $76.85!!! I even gained $4 in ECBs! I caved this week and got things we don't need/use. Namely the children's throat coolers, but they were a huge money maker with BOGO coupons, and I figure we have enough friends that have young kids that we can give them to them. I actually went in for one transaction and my hubby found me at the store (his hair cut was quick!) and looked around and found the protein bars, which he likes, and asked if there was a way to get them. I had to think on my feet. I did two transactions, and still spent very little. I must admit, even he was impressed (and I think for a while he has wondered about my coupon "craze") :). That was probably the best part of the trip.

I didn't go to Walmart this week. Or, well, I did, but I didn't find anything I wanted, so I left.

Here is what I got at Kroger:
I spent $46.12, and saved $37.28! I got four candy bars for free, as well as the Cottonelle (ah, I've gotten like 6 packages of toilet paper free in the last 3 months!), and the milk as part of their cereal promotion deal. The Softsoap, Suave and Powerade were all under $.50. I must admit, shopping early on a Sunday, they were out of a lot of stuff. I guess they must restock early, but I had intended on getting different protein bars, but they only had 2 left. Not having to buy meat really makes for nice room in the budget, but I'll probably have to start buying some next week as our supply in dwindling. :)

This weeks totals are $48.19 spent, $114.13 saved! I came in under budget and saved twice as much as I spent. Not bad! :)


Imperfect said...

I was next to you in the comments at SITS today! It's fun to be by someone you actually know--well, at least in blogland.

And thanks for the great award!

Mama Wheaton said...

What is CVS? Do they double coupons? Pauls here in Idaho used to double coupons but now no one does in my area. Do you have any other suggestions?

Anonymous said...


Yeah, my bloggy friend Lee is currently working on my blog. It's still in the process so it's getting tweaked this weekend.

Anita J. said...

My mother is going to fall in love with your blog when she sees this post. She doesn't even read blogs, but I'm thinking you just might be the one that sucks her in with a post like this. Unbelievable.

I'm impressed too, but I used to call my Mom "The Coupon Fairy." Wow. I'm thinking you and I could be related. ;)

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Holy cow! How do you do it?!

I'm putting your blog on my list of favorites on my blog. You inspire me. I cut some coupons today!

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