Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shopping Trip- FREE Cream Of Wheat, Vitamins- 90% Savings!!

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I went out early this morning to make sure that I got the Finish Dishwasher Detergent (we had 1 box left) at CVS since I missed out on the deal at Walgreens last week. Her is what I got.....
5-Cream Of Wheat $1 each
-$1/1 Cream of Wheat Hot Cereal, exp. 3-31-11 (SS 01/09/11)

- Although they did beep and I was told by the cashier that I was not allowed to get FREE stuff from Dollar General, because they are loosing money by me using coupons. I still got them after several minutes of calmly explaining that they are not loosing money. But that they actually make money from me using these coupons!!
=Paid $0 out of pocket, 100% Savings!

1-Go! Kids Vitamins Gummies $5 each  (get $5 Register Rewards)
1-No Non Sense Knee Highs .25 each
1-UNO 40th Edition Cards .99 each

used a $2 Register Rewards and a $3 Register Rewards from last week
=paid $1.64 out of pocket- got back $5 Register Rewards- 75% Savings!!

I did 3 transactions to get the best deal that I could and I also had a $10 Extra Care Buck from last week and a $4/20 email coupon, here is what I got!!

Transaction #1.....
4- Maalox $6.29 each (spend $20, get $10 Extra Care Bucks)
- $5/1 Maalox Product, exp. 3-1-11 (SS 01/09/11)
=$1.29 each after coupon

used 4-$5/1 coupons
used $4/20 email coupon
=$2.49 out of pocket, got back $10 Extra Care Bucks- 90% Savings!!

Transaction #2......
1- Snickers Singles .89 each

1- Reese's Cup Mini's $1.59 each

2- Scott Bath Tissue 24pk $10 each (buy $25, get $10)
use 1 $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue printable

=$9 each after coupon
3- Cottonelle Wipes or Refills 42ct $2 each (buy $25, get $10)
use 1  $1/2 Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes printable
=$1 each -$1.50 each after coupon
used 2-$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue printable
used 1- $.50/2 Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes printable
used $10 Extra Care Bucks from last week
used $10 Extra Care Bucks from transaction #1
=$7.61 out of pocket- got back $10 Extra Care Bucks- 83% Savings!!

Transaction #3.....
7- Finish $3 each
- $2.25/1 Finish Quantum, Powerball/Gelpacs, exp. 2-21-11 (SS 01/02/11)

=.75 each after coupon
4- Duracell Batteries $2.99 each
- $1.50/1 Duracell CopperTop Batteries, exp. 1-31-11 (RP 12/12/10)
=$1.49 each after coupon
used 4- $1.50/1 Duracell CopperTop Batteries, exp. 1-31-11 (RP 12/12/10)
used 7 - $2.25/1 Finish Quantum, Powerball/Gelpacs, exp. 2-21-11 (SS 01/02/11)
used $10 Extra Care Bucks from transaction #2
=$2.62 out of pocket - got back $10 Extra Care Bucks- 96% Savings!!

GRAND TOTAL OUT OF POCKET $14.12- 90% SAVINGS!!  ($144.32 worth of products)

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Debi @ Bluegrass Savers said...

Great job saving! I went to CVS for the finish detergent as well, I may have to give some away though, since we more often than not wash our dishes by hand except when we let them fall into a huge pile. Please come link up at the Bluegrass Savers Weekly Shopping Page.

Coupon Teacher said...

Great trips! Rolling those ECB can really help when you are trying to stock up!

Anonymous said...

Our dollar general did not have the cream of wheat. I normally never shop there, is this common that some stores will have and some wont?

Just Trying To Save Money said...

I have 2 DG that I sometimes visit and I have only seen a few times that they did not carry the same things. But the $1 Cream Of Wheat was not with the breakfast foods at my store. They have one aisle that is just $1 items and it was there. Next time you are there see if they have a separate $1 aisle!!

JRFrugalMom said...

You did fabulous! What a fantastic total!!

I would like to invite you to link up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free , you can win a free ad space too!

Laura @ Frugal Follies said...

Very nice! I've never tried Dollar General, though there's a store in the same shopping plaza as a local, non-chain grocery store I visit every couple of weeks which has really good prices on produce. I will have to stop by and check out their selection.

Thanks for linking up! Have a great week!
-- Laura from Frugal Follies