Friday, February 25, 2011

Frugal Friday...Shopping Totals

So here's how I used my money wisely this week...stocking up on essentials! It was a HUGE week at Rite Aid for me. I spent a whopping $14 there in two visits, suggested retail value of $138.81! It's starting to feel like a game show LOL I left with $24 in rewards to spend on a future purchase. Some people count those rewards into their totals...I don't. I take them off the total when I use them.

Here's what I got: 8 of the purex 3 in 1 sheets, 4 viactiv, 1 sucrets, 6 johnson's baby wash! The great part is the purex put me over on the Rite Aid winter rewards program, so I got back a $20 UP certificate to use on a future purchase!

This week Publix continued their Italian Days and I was able to make some crazy stock up purchases. I spent $28 before our crazy 10 percent sales tax (the tax usually adds a LOT to my OOP expenses) for $140 retail!

1 pepperidge farm bread
1 lb strawberries
1bunch bananas
1 pam cooking spray
1 generic oreos
2 bags Gorton's Fish Sticks
4 jars Classico
5 boxes cereal (2 were FREE!)
8 cans hunts diced tomatoes
10 Grands Biscuits
10 Valley Fresh Steamers Veggies
20 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice

Not too bad a week! I don't think I can fit anything else in my freezer. There were some good deals on convenience meals I passed by in favor of frozen veggies. Frozen veggies are better than canned and better than convenience meals :)

I also did a quick CVS run for more purex (I cleared the shelf at RiteAid). I learned on this trip that CVS won't let you leave with a negative balance. They owed me 22 cents after using my extra care bucks and coupons! I bought a piece of candy and paid 14 cents for 2 packs of purex and the candy. Not too shabby. I think that works out to be 99 percent savings at CVS!

1 comment:

  1. I just recently stumbled across your blog. This post in particular is inspiring (to say the least). TEACH ME! :-)

    No, seriously, I am getting married in Oct. I need to be able to do this. Where do I begin to learn how to coupon?


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