Thanks to a tip from Money Saving Maine-iac I was able to stock up on pumpkin at Reny's. Pumpkin muffins are a favorite with my kids, so I make them alot. The last time I went to Hannaford they had 1 can, the next time I went they hadn't restocked and the shelf was empty.
Missing from this picture 1 box of Popsicles & 3 bags of Goldfish - found the bag after I took the picture
Goldfish were not on sale but I had some $.75 coupons and I needed some for lunches.
I was so excited about the Eddy's Popsicles deal on the last sale.....my kids love, love, love these and I normally buy them anyway. I'm not sure if my kids were happier about the Popsicles or the frosted flakes.
Just to specifically mention a few..... Grahm Crackers - no coupon, but needed some and $2 is cheaper than generic Garden Delight Pasta FREE Lawry's Marinade FREE Corn Pops $.59 Some of the Kraft Dressing was free and others were $.50/bottle
Before sales and coupons $121.75 After sale and coupon $34.31 Minus $4.00 OYNOCatalina TOTAL COST $30.31
So last week I did work some deals and even took pictures so I could do some posts, but do you see this beautiful girl above she required all my attention last week and I never had time to post them. She had a 2 dance performances last weekend, which meant Mom was at rehersal or transporting her to and from rehersal every night last week. Two weeks prior to the show I had her in the ER with a possible growth plate fracture, so to see her dance last weekend after being in pain, on crutches and an air-cast was so exciting. Love my baby girl.
So tonight I am planning my deals for Shaws (nothing like waiting for the last day). I think I might totally skip Rite Aid this week I wasnt really excited about it.
I went to Shaws earlier in the week and was excited about these deals because I was low on all of these items. After coupons and a few dollars from my bottle return tickets I paid $2.35. Nothing too exciting, but I was happy with the purchase. There was a lady behind me in line and when she saw my very small stack of coupons and my total bill she said "here is some real extreme couponing in action". I just smiled, not sure how to respond to that comment. This is far from extreme.
Ok no promises, but I now have a computer that is working correctly, so I will TRY to start doing some more postings.....remember I said TRY.
So after holiday is one of my favorite time to hit the clearance racks....I purchased all of the items above for only $.90. I also love to pick up items that can be used for birthday goodie bags...like bubble stuff, pencils & stuff.
It is so tempting when you see the 50% clearance sales to stock up, but if you can be patient the store will usually end up marking them down to 75%-90% off.
Rite Aid is one of my favorite shopping trips for 2 reasons:
Reason #1 -The cashiers at the store that I go to are some of the nicest cashiers I've ever had. Every week my transactions usually involve help from the manager and it can be frustrating for them I'm sure. They are so kind and patient. Not only are they nice but they make you feel good about yourself. When they get to the end of the transaction they figure out for me exactly what I saved and tell everyone standing around them how well I did.....too funny.
Reason #2 - they are always well stocked. It is one of the smaller stores so they dont always carry some of the food items, but rarely do I need a raincheck and always happy to substitute. You know how rite aid works and if they are out of one item it can mess up your whole transaction.
This week I scored some good deals - I dont have a picture since I've already put away and given stuff away - here is what I got:
4 Reach dental floss
2 Gain Dish Detergent
1 Libby Mand. Oranges
3 Swiss Miss Cocoa
1 Huggies little movers (gave to a friend)
1 Bounty Basics 8 pack
3 Rolls of wrapping paper
1 Herbal Essence Shampoo
2 Colgate Toothbrushes
1 Colgate Toothpaste (gave to a friend)
1 Nivea Men's Body Wash (raincheck)
2 Right Guard Deod.
After coupons I paid $3.96 and received $8 (I think it was $8 or around that) in UPS Rewards for my next trip