Thursday, September 10, 2009


So my new addiction has become couponing. It is an amazing feeling to walk out of a store having purchased so much for so little. Sean is pretty supportive of this because he figures it is something the family will benefit from. Our pantry is starting to burst at the seams and it is only week 1! I an not the best but with every shopping trip I get better and better! It is also fun to buy those what you used to think were expensive things for next to nothing. If couponing is something you want to do I would suggest checking out and they post deals for pretty much any store! I would have to say that I am addicted to shopping and for someone who is on a budget it is nice that I can stretch it so far! Here are my successes this week:Purchases made at Rainbow and Walgreens.
Rainbow: Progresso Soup 10/$10.00 had coupon for $1.10/3 so 6 cans for $3.90
Pillsbury Grands! 10/$10.00 had coupon for $1.00/2 so 4 containers for $2.00
Green Giant Steamers 2/$3.00 had coupons for $.50/1 so 2 bags for $2.00
Olive Oil Buy 1 Get 1 and $1.00/1 so spent $5.98 on 2 bottles
Total: $13.79
Walgreens: Chex Mix $0.99 had coupons for $0.50/1 so spent $0.98
Reese's bars (I did have 2) 2/$2.00 had coupon for $0.55 so 2 for $1.50
Aquafresh Toothpaste $3.49 had coupons for $1.00/1 so $4.98
Glade Sense and Spray $5.99 had coupons for $4.00/1 so 2 for $4.99
Plus Walgreens has Register Rewards and everything (minus the Chex Mix) gave me basically instore credit back. I got $8.00 back in Register Rewards.
Total Spent: $12.45 minus RR
Grand Total: $4.45

Total Shopping Trip to Rainbow and Walgreens cost me $18.24.

Trip to CVS, Walgreens, Target

CVS: Aussie Shampoo & Conditioner $2.99/1 so $8.97 for 3
Cover Girl Foundation $4.99 had coupons for B1G1 and $1.00/1 so 2/$3.99
Dove Chocolates 1/$3.50 coupon for $1.00/1 so 3/$9.50
Shick Quattro for Women B1G1 $8.00 had coupon for $4.00/1 so 2/$4.00
Colgate Total B1G1 for $2.79 had coupon for $0.75/1 so 2/$2.04
CVS has rewards similar to Walgreens. Works like instore credit. I earned $15.00 in instore credit with my purchases.
Total: $32.42 minus EBC's
Grand Total: $17.42
Walgreens: Carefree Ultra Pantiliners $1.99/1 coupon for $1.00/1 so $0.99
Batteries $2.99/1 coupon for $0.75/1 so $2.24
Crest Toothpaste and Mouthwash 2/$7.00 had coupon $0.75/2 so $6.25
2 Glade Candles 2/$4.00 had coupon for $3.00/1 so 2/1.00
Glade Sense and Spray $5.99 coupon for $4.00/1 so $1.99
Total: $13.14 minus RR $10.00
Grand Total: $3.14
Target: Yogos $1.75 coupons for $1.00/1 so $0.75 each
Poptarts $1.52 coupon for $0.75/1 so $0.77 each
Dove Deodorant $3.64 coupons for $3.00/1 so $0.64 each
Cookie Mix $1.65 coupon for $0.40/1 so $1.25
Beef Roast Hormel Entree $4.99 coupon for $2.00/1 so $2.99
Ragu Sauce $3.74 coupons for $1.75/2 so $1.99/2
Schick Quattro for women $7.84 coupons for $8.00/1 so FREE!!
Candle $2.99 coupon for free candle so FREE!!!!
Total $10.08 with $5.00 gift certificate earned previously
Grand Total: $5.08

Overall my trip to CVS, Walgreens and Target cost me: $25.64

I made other trips this week but did not take pictures but this is what they looked like:

Cub Foods: 2 lbs of grapes $2.24/1 lb coupon for free lb so FREE!!
Kelloggs Cinnabon Bars $2.50 coupon for $1.00/1 so $1.50
Jolly time Popcorn 2/$5.00 coupons for $1.00/1 so 2/$3.00
Healthy Harvest Noddles 10/$10.00 coupon for $1.00/2 so 4/$2.00
Del Monte Fruit Cups 10/$10.00 coupon for $1.00/3 so 6/$4.00
Dole Jar of Fruit 2/$5.00 coupon for $0.55 so 1/$2.00
Total: $12.48
Walgreens: Quilted Norther Toilet Paper $4.29 coupon for $1.00/1 so $3.29
Reese's Bars 2/$2.00 coupon for $0.55/1 so $1.45/2
Total: $5.48 used $5.00 RR earned $1.00 RR
Grand Total: $0.48
CVS: Old Spice Deodorant 2/$4.50 coupon for $1.00/2 so $3.50
Kotex Tampons and Pads 2/$10.00 coupons for $1.75/2 so 2/$8.25
Softsoap body wash $4.99 coupon for $1.00/1 so $3.99
Total: $16.67 used $15.00 EBC earned $5.00 EBC
Grand Total: $1.67

Trip to Target

Let's just say I purchased all of this food for $27.75 plus got 1 $5.00 gift certificate from it. So overall I got this all for $22.75!!!! Crazy huh! Needless to say I love couponing and getting groceries and household items for next to nothing! If anyone wants to join me I am all game. It takes alittle bit of homework but it is so worth it in the end. If you can't use something you buy right away then you can either donate it, use it as a gift or keep it until you need it!

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