Shaw’s – I had some catalina’s from Shaw’s that were expiring this week so I made sure to do my shopping there. I can’t believe the deal I got. I had $16.00 in catalina’s and pretty much everything I bought was on sale using a coupon or just on sale. As I was walking in I ran into a friend and she told me that our local Shaw’s will honor A&P’s triple coupons up to 6 of them. All you need to do is bring them in the A&P ad where it has the date and states they will triple coupons and they will do it for you. I had no idea!!! She gave me 2 ads so I could get 6 coupons tripled. That made my total even smaller.
Here’s what I got:
I did two transactions so I could use a $5 catalina I was going to get to pay for something else. Here is the entire breakdown:
Banana’s, On Sale $.38lb
Maine Potato’s 5lb bag, On Sale $1.98
Used $1.00 potato coupon in Shaw’s Back To School Savings coupon booklet I found in the store = $.98 for 5lb bag
(4) Campbell’s Chicken Soups, On Sale 2/$1.00
(5) Campbells Dora Soups, On Sale 3/$5.00
Used $1.00/5 coupon
(2) Gold Fish, On Sale 2/$3.00
(2) Barilla Pasta, On Sale $.88
Used $1.00 barilla coupon in Shaw’s Back To School Savings coupon booklet = $.76 for both
(2) Betty Crocker Potato’s, On Sale 2/$3.00
Used (2) $.40 printable coupon – said do not double = $2.20 for both
(2) Eggo’s, On Sale 2/$4.00
(1) Shaw’s shredded cheese, On Sale $1.66
(5) Soft Soap, On Sale $1.00
Used (5) $.35 coupons – 3 were tripled to $1.00 so they were all free and 2 were doubled to $.70 so those were .30 each = I paid $.60 for 5 bottles of Soft Soap!!!
(2) Finish Quantum, On Sale BOGO Free $4.99
Used (2) $.75 coupons – both were tripled to $1.50 each so $3.00 off = $1.99 for 2 packs
(3) Kleenex, On Sale $1.00 each
Used $.55 coupon – doubled to $1.10 = $1.90 for 3 boxes
Betty Crocker Yellow cake mix, $1.00
Used $16.00 in catalina’s
Total Saved: $56.58
Total OOP: $7.31
Received $5.00 Catalina from buying the Campbells and Gold Fish
(1) Chef’s Frozen meatballs, $6.99
Used $1.00 coupon from Shaw’s Back To School Savings coupon booklet
Used $5.00 catalina from above transaction
Total Saved: $6.00
Total OOP: $.99
Grand Total for Shaw’s : $70.88
Total Saved: $62.58
Total OOP: $8.30
Total Savings of 88%!!!!!!!!! WOW – That’s a really good savings.
A&P : This was my first time going to A&P. It’s not very local or even in a direction I go to but they were having a really good sale so I had to make the trip. Here is what I got:
Total Saved: $70.63
Total OOP: $47.68
Total Savings of 60%
GRAND TOTAL GROCERIES: $189.19
GRAND TOTAL SAVED: $133.21
GRAND TOTAL OOP: $55.98
TOTAL SAVINGS OF 70%
What a good week! I got $190 worth of groceries for only $56!!!! My weekly grocery budget is $85 so I am under budget by $29.02. Another good week!
Walgreen’s – I also had some a catalina at Walgreen’s this week so I made sure I stopped by there. It worked out well. However my first trip was to include picking up some pictures but they weren’t there, they never received the order online and I wasted an hour trying to get them resent and then walked out without them. I was not happy.
(2) Wonder Bread, On Sale $1.99 – Ad said 2/$4.00 but they rang up $1.99 each
Used (2) $.55 coupons
(3) Kleenex, On Sale $.89
Used $.55/3 coupon
Used $1.00 catalina
Total Saved: $4.10
Total OOP: $4.12
(1) Reese’s King size, $1.00
Used $.55 cpn
(6) Reese’s single, $.89 each
Used (3) BOGO Free cpns
(2) Triaminic 4oz, $5.00
Used (2) $1.50 printable coupons
Used $3.00 off $10 purchase at Walgreens – Grand Opening Coupon
Total Saved: $22.37
Total OOP: $8.35
Got (2) $5.00 Catalina for buying Triaminic – was supposed to be one $5 cat but I read online some were giving 2 and I got 2!!!
Walgreens Total: $38.94
Total Saved: $26.47
Total OOP: $12.47
Total Savings of 68%!!!
I will save the $10.00 in catalina’s for next week.
I did not go to CVS this week. I know I said I go every week but I just didn’t make it. There wasn’t anything that excited me so I never stopped. I’m sure that won’t happen 2 weeks in a row.
My drug store weekly budget is $20.00 so I am under budget by $7.53 this week.