Monday, June 28, 2010

Saving Money at Safeway - Day After the Beach Edition

Sunday I was dog-tired from a fabulous day at the beach with my hubbie and littles. The last thing I wanted to do is go to the grocery store - sans hubbie. He was at work. But with a little planning, I was able to get in and out of the grocery store quickly. You can do it too! This is what I did to make my life easier.

1. I prepped my grocery list on Thursday night by matching my coupons to the sales ad. I knew that I wouldn't be home on Friday night so I did this ahead of time.

2. I checked my favorite blogs to make sure I didn't miss any great deals.

3. I went to Safeway's website and created my shopping list using their weekly ad. Their site is soooo easy to use. :) All you do is click the items you want to ad and print.

4. The most important thing of all when shopping with children. I promised them a treat if they were good!

Here are a couple of the great deals I was able to snag....

(4) Assorted Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, $2.19 each
-$1.31/1 X 4 Club Card savings
-.50/1 X 4 Goldfish printable, doubled
-.50/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
Price: FREE!!! Plus 98 cents overage!

(3) Kraft Salad Dressing, $3.29 each
-$1/1 Kraft Salad Dressing 6/6 SS
Price: 49 cents each plus $2 OYNO for buying 3 - looks like I made 53 cents on that deal :)

(2) Ball Park Hot Dogs, $3.99 each
-$2.49/1 X 2 Club Card Savings
-.75/1 X 2 Ball Park printable (no longer available)
Final Price: FREE!!!

On this trip, I received $157.40 worth of groceries for $46.99! That is a savings of 70%! Plus I received a coupon for $2 OYNO, a free gallon of milk OYNO and mailed away for a $6 rebate. Not too bad for a Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sears Spend $50 Get $50

Sears is having an awesome deal right now! Spend $50 on men's apparel and receive $50 in Sears Come Back Cash. The Sears Come Back Cash is a store certificate. The only hitch is the Come Back Cash can only be used on more men's apparel. The rebate runs from 6/11/10 to 6/20/10 and can be submitted by mail or online. You can shop on the Sears website or in the store. Remember to shop through Ebates to earn an extra 4% if you decide to purchase the items online.

We went over to Sears this morning because my husband needed some work pants. We were able to get him 2 pairs of pants and a belt for just over $50. I will submit the rebate online and once we receive it, he can get another $50 of clothes. Woo hoo! Nothing like spending $50 bucks on a $100 bucks worth of clothes!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shopping at Harris Teeter with FREE item coupons

I went to Harris Teeter tonight to take advantage of their meal deal of the week. The meal deal wasn't as great a deal as I thought so I skipped it. But while I was there, I used a couple of the great FREE item coupons that I have received in the past week. Here's what I ended up with....

(2) Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $4.35 each
-.66/1 X 2 VIC savings
Price: $3.69 each (plus I can mail away for another $5 WYB 2 Sorrento Cheese Rebate)

(1) Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt, $2.99 each
-$2.89/1 Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt FREE item coupon
Price: 10 cents (FREE item coupon had a price limit of $2.89)

(1) Tropicana 64 oz OJ, $2.99 each
-.20/1 VIC Savings
-$2.79/1 Tropicana OJ FREE item coupon (reward for Tropicana Juicy Reward members)
Price: FREE!

(1) Oscar Mayer DeliFresh Honey Ham, $3.79 each
-$3.79/1 Oscar DeliFresh Shaved Meats FREE item coupon (for Kraft First Taste members)
Price: FREE!

Total before rebates, savings and coupons: $18.89
Total after rebates, savings, and coupons: $2.90!!!!

You've got to love a savings of 85%!!!!! This is a great example of why I join rewards programs. FREE item coupons are the best. :)

Staples Trip

We stopped at Staples tonight to take advantage of a rebate offer on paper. Paper is essential for printing coupons and I usually get mine for free. :) There is a rebate on Hammermill Paper until 6/12. Each ream of paper is $1 after rebate. Limit 2 reams.

(2) Hammermill Paper reams, $6.49 each
-$6 Staples Ink Rewards (from recycling my ink cartridges)
Total Due: $7.33

Now I can submit for the rebate online and they will mail me a check from $10.98. That is one of the great things about Staples rebates, you can submit them online so you don't even have to pay for a stamp. So "buying" paper tonight was a $3.65 moneymaker for me! Plus two FREE reams of paper. :)