January 10, 2012

Publix/Kroger 1/10

Kroger is having a great 50% off sale, which I have never known them to do! We needed toilet paper this week so I decided to take advantage of the last week of the P&G sale at Kroger (buy 4 participating items, get $4 off instantly) Kroger e-coupons (which I rarely use but decided to give it a go) had a $2 off Tide coupon, so I bought another tide for $2.99 (regularly $8!), there was also a $1 charmin e-coupon, and I bought 2 cover girl eyeshadows for $0.30 each! PLUS, Kroger has this $4 off shopping credit that when you share it with 4 people you get $4 off your next visit loaded to your plus card. I thought it was too good to be true and that there had to be a catch - nope! It went exactly as hoped and $4 came right off my bill! Thanks Kroger, maaaaybe I'll start shopping there more often. Oh, also, there are 10 cans of black beans pictured below.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were part of the 50% off sale going on right now. If you know us, you know we eat a LOT of black beans.

Kroger Trip:
Before coupons: $63
Total Spent (including tax): $21.20
Total Saved: $41.90

I am loving this Green Advantage Flyer sale at Publix this week.  The pantiliners are AWESOME money makers! The green advantage store coupons are for $1 off the carefree liners. They only cost $1.07.  I also had 8 $1 off manufacturer's coupons from last week's insert - which means I MADE $0.93 on each! That's almost $8 that Publix PAID me! That in itself almost paid for the newspapers!

Publix Trip:
Before Coupons: $47.01
Total Spent (including tax): $13.73
Total Saved: $33.28

Yesterday's Grand Totals:
Before Coupons: $110.01
Spent (including tax): $34.93
Total Saved: $75.18

January 07, 2012

Publix/Kroger Trip 1/7/12

It's only been, oh, about 3 months since I blogged last… So I thought I would come back with a BANG! or a BAM! or a GOOD GOD I LOVE SAVING MONEY WITH COUPONS!

Today was a pretty awesome couponing day. I went to Kroger & Publix.  

Kroger had the Tide detergent that we use. Regularly $8, on sale for $5.99 plus it was part of their Mega Event, so if you bought 4 participating items you get $4 off instantly, which made them $4.99 each PLUS there was a $2 coupon which made each one $2.99!! I checked the Tide prices at WalMart and the 100 oz one was $12.  I got 300 oz for $18! BAM!  Plus, Dustin's body wash was $0.49 and free shave gel. Also, if you bought 3 things of gerber juice (which we buy regularly anyway) then a $1 off catalina coupon printed out. So I have $1 towards my next purchase at Kroger!

Then at Publix, Sundown vitamins and Poise panty liners (which Clover called "Pandora's") were great money makers!  (I will donate the items we won't use)

Today's totals:
Total before coupons: $178.81
Total spent (including tax) $47.29
Savings $131.52

Kroger Trip:
(Dustin was with me, so he threw in some chips!)
Before coupons: $107
Total Spent (including tax): $38.88
Saved $68.12

Publix Trip:
Before coupons: $71.81
Total Spent (including tax) $8.41
Saved $63.40

And just to give you an idea of how much money I MADE - My total after coupons was $8.41 - the ham alone was $9.50. I also paid full price for the hoagie rolls and chips and the bread was B1G1 for $1.42

(PS I totally want to say BAM! again)