Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Paying me to shop

Yes, I do some mystery shopping but that's not actually what I am talking about. I love when I can go into a store and get a lot of great stuff and have them actually give me money back for shopping. :) Staples was good to me this week.

Kroger 7-18-2011

7 boxes of Crayola Crayons on sale for 25 cents each
5 Notebooks on sale for 15 cents each
From the buy $10 get $5 off sale
3 boxes of Kleenex on sale for 99 cents each used a .50/3 coupon that doubled so 66 cents each
3 cans of Pringles on sale for 99 cents used $1/3 coupon 66 cents each
1 thing of floss and one flosser on sale for 99 and $1.49 used a $2.50 off coupon 2 cent MM
2 tubes of toothpaste on sale for 99 cents each used 2 .75/1 coupons 24 cents each

Swim mask ½ off $1.49
Goggles ½ off $2.49
Loaf of bread on markdown for $1
Loaf of French bread on markdown for 79
12 pack of coke $3.34
Not pictured ½ pound of Chicken pasta salad $3.12

Spent $19.09 Saved over $37.02 or 67% 

Walmart 7-19-11

2 Footballs to send to the orphans in the Ukraine $5.79 each
8 containers of Yogurt 58 cents each used 2 $1/4 coupons 33 cents each
2 boxes of Lipton soup $1.28 used 2 $1/1 coupons 28 cents each
4 packages of Thai spice flavored peanuts 25 cents each
2 can black beans 66 cents each
Tummy Tickler $1.97

Spent $19.09 saved $4 with coupons no idea how much the peanuts used to be


Bananas 44 cents a pound
Romaine Lettuce Hearts $2.49
Instant Oatmeal $1.39
Graham Crackers $1.19 each
Strawberries 99 cents
Popcorn $1.49 for a box of 6
dozen eggs 89 cents each

Spent $14.45 I love that there is still a place I can go and get great prices and not worry about coupons. Now I always love a good sale and coupons but Aldi is awesome!


2 reams of paper $5.99 each rebate of $4.99 each
1 pack of Pentel pens $4 with $4 rebate
1 pack photo paper $9.99 with a $9.49 rebate 50 cents
2 packs of pencils 1 cent each
2 packs of index cards 1 cent each

I also used a $5 reward they sent me to pay

$22.27 spent I will get $23.47 back in rebates which means I made $1.20 shopping there today. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I am going to get this going again.

So sorry to have not been back for updates recently. I do the work but don't get it put on here. I have been doing pretty well with my savings and am averaging above 50% savings. :) Here are my trips for this week. 

Meijer 7-14-11

This week was a Meijer Brand sale work so I did not use any coupons short of an Mperk coupon that they offered me for $5 off a $5 purchase. Perfect timing on this one. I did mean to use one on the coupon but it would have only been 10 cents so I didn’t hunt it down.

Not pictured Tilapia frozen filets on sale for $3.99 saved $2.
Butter on sale for $2.50 saved .79 off Meijer price but only 19 cents less than Aldi price
Cabbage on sale for 39 cents a pount .82 cents
Peaches on sale for 69 cents a pound $1.97 total
Plums on sale for 69 cents a pound .77 total
1 cucumber on sale for 34 cents
2 pints blueberries on sale for $1.50 each
2 containers raspberries on sale for $1.50 each
20 packets of Koolaid on sale 10/$1 and got a coupon for a free 5lb bag of sugar to use next time

Spent $13.39 after the $5 off saved $24.48 or 65%

Gymboree 7-14-11

Used 2 sets of Gymbucks worth $50 off $100 Makes the prices on the items less than I can buy clothes at even Walmart’s regular prices and it really helps when trying to resell them. I think we are pretty much set for next summer now at least on shorts probably will need a few more tops and a swim suit or two.

2 pairs of jeans on sale BOGO 50% off $13.09 each after all deals including Gymbucks
3 pairs of Gym shorts on clearance for $3.99 $2.11 each after deals
Dino shirt $10.94 after Gymbucks
Green shorts on clearance for $4.99 $2.64 after deals
T-shirt on clearance for $4.99 $2.64 after deals
Blue shorts on clearance for $15.99 $8.48 after deals

Spent $59.71 total Original price was $195.55 saved 70%


Target 7-14-11

Used lots of store coupons I got from target.com

2 packs of Sharpie 2 packs on sale for $1 and used $1 off Target coupons FREE
2 packs of Pens $1.02 regular price used $1/1 Target coupon 2 cents each
Peroxide $1.02 used a .75 off UP First Aid item coupon 27 cents
Witch Hazel $1.47 used a .75 off UP First Aid item coupon  72 cents
2 Scotch tape (was in a bin marked 50 cents but rang up $1) used 2 .50/1 coupons 50 cents each
2 Hot Wheels cars used $1/1 coupon from Target website they were .99 each as of today’s markdown so I made 1 cent each.
Ultra catch game on clearance 50% off $2.49
Plastic rake on clearance for 50% off .99 cents

Spent $5.94 and saved $13.04 or 69%

Coldwater Creek

Jeans Regular price $79.95 on clearance for $39.99 with an extra 40% off $23.99 and used a $20 off coupon I get for using my Coldwater creek credit card. Paid $4.23 with tax saved 95%