Saturday, February 9, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

WooHoo! It's Super Savings Saturday over at again. I love this part of the week. I can't believe I'm prepared and it's not even noon yet!

Let's start with my trip to Fry's and Safeway. Technically, this is from last week but I couldn't find my receipt for the longest time. Boy, was I in a tizzy! I finally found it about two days ago.

What you see below is $212.00 worth of groceries (the picture is missing one box of CapriSun that I forgot to add and a giant KitKat bar that, for the life of me, I have no idea what became of it. No, really! No idea. None.) I shopped the sales, used my coupons and took advantage of a great offer Safeway has going on right now with SaraLee, Hillshire Farms and Ballpark.

Grand total: $65.00 (and some odd cents)

Just to give you a partial breakdown:
- the Bush's beans - .50 cents ea.
- the Kraft dressing - .67 cents ea.
- the Valveeta Shells & Cheese - .67 cents ea.
- the case of CapriSun - $1.00 ea.
- the spaghetti sauce - FREE
- the napkins - FREE
- the syrup - FREE
- the Bill Johnson's BBQ sauce (my fav) - FREE
- oh, and the KitKat bar was also FREE but, again, I have no idea where it went.

My best day ever at CVS:
I walked in with $12.00 in ECB's plus a handful of coupons. But, most importantly, I walked in with a plan. Got to have a plan! Three transactions and one incredibly helpful & friendly cashier later, I walked out with $155.86 worth of product having only paid OOP $22.24. But that's not the best part! I also walked out with $21.23 in ECB's! So, really, I paid $1.01 for everything!

Wondering why I bought a glucose monitering kit? Well, let me explain. It was on sale for $19.99 with $19.99 ECB's back. Sounds like a wash, right? Wait for it! ----------------------- I had a $4.00 off any $20.00 purchase CVS coupon that I used with this transaction. I paid $16.00 and received back $19.99 in ECB's. So, basically, CVS paid me $4.00 to buy this product. I then used my profits towards the next transaction.

For fun, I thought I'd try out the local Goodwill just to see what I could find. In addition to a couple of other things not pictured, I found the two Polly Pocket's houses for .99 cents each - including the accessories. They were in great condition only needing a little cleaning. I decided to give London the new set of Polly Pockets I purchased awhile back using only ECB's making that purchase free! Hours of fun for only $1.98. Can't beat that! If you want to learn more about how to save money taking care of your family's needs and have a great time doing it, please, check out for TONS of great ideas!

See you again next week with more great deals!

1 comment:

Laurel said...

I was interested by your post last Saturday and followed the link. I'm interested in the CVS shopping, but I need you to explain it to me in person because I am a dodo head when it comes to $$. Is it overly complicated, because if it is I will never take the time to get it right. I know myself too well. I need a personal lesson on this one, I think.