Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shopping Deals for the Week

Great deal going on through Saturday at Meijer stores . . . buy two Oreos or Nabisco Crackers (2/$5), get one gallon of milk free instantly. To make the deal sweeter, there are peelie coupons on the Oreo display for $1.50/1 oreo and gallon of milk. That is a grand total of $3.50 for 2 packs of Oreos and a gallon of milk. I needed a gallon of milk anyway, so this made the oreos seem like an inexpensive bonus. My mom had coupons from a Sunday insert (I don't know which one for $2.00/2 Ritz crackers or chips, so she got 2 boxes of crackers and a gallon of milk for $2.00. Best of all, there is no limit on this deal, so she (needing to stock-up on crackers for my brother's upcoming graduation party), did the deal 4 times! Had I had a good excuse to eat that many Oreos or use that many gallons of milk, I would have done it multiple times too. I had a raincheck for the toothpaste, which was 11/$10 last week and .50 cent coupons to double, which made those free. I picked -up 2 nesquick for $1.25/1, but used two .50 cent coupons that doubled (total of .50 cents). Finally, the Hillshire farms meats were marked at 2/$7.00, which is not a good deal in itself, but there is a "try it free" rebate peelie on the container. I also had .55 cent coupon for this . . . so eventually, I will make money by buying this! My total would have been (pre-tax) $5.50. Fortunately, I had a $5.00 off of $60 catalina from Meijer, which my mom and I used by combining our purchases. She wouldn't even let me pay for anything since I used my $5.00 coupon . . . what a gracious mom!

At Walgreens, I had $10 in RR that were going to expire, so I did the best I could.
  • Johnsons & Johnsons Soft products (Buy the lotion, get the body wash free) $5.99
  • Huggies wipes (2/$11.98)
  • Playtex Sport ($4.99 including Easy Saver Coupon)
  • Carefree pantyliner (clearanced at $1.19)
  • Curel Motherhood & Pregnancy lotion (clearanced at $3.59 & used $2 easy saver coupon=final price $1.59)
  • Coupons: $1.00 on Curel, 2 $5.00 on huggies care product, $1.00 on playtex sport, $1.00 Carefree product, 2 $1.00/1 Johnsons Soft body product
Grand Total= (minus $10.00 Register Rewards) $2.75 OOP

My mom and I hit CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, and Meijer for a marathon shopping trip.
At Kroger are running a deal where the Quaker Cereals (Cap'n Crunch, Life, Quaker Squares), True Delights granola bars, and other selected items are $2.50, but when you buy 4 items in the same transaction, you get $4.00 off automatically. You can print coupons for the True Delights and Life cereal HERE. My mom was able to print 25 coupons before she stopped for the granola bars and 2 each of the cereal. With these coupons it makes the bars and cereal .50 cents per box! There is a similar deal running on the Pillsbury products. They are $1.25 each, but if you buy 4, it automatically takes $1.00 off your order. has some printables for these products. I had coupons from an insert for .40/1 pizza crust (Kroger doubles), which made my four pizza crusts .20 each. My coupons for the cinnamon rolls and crescent rolls were .35/1 (doubled) which made them .30 each. I got 1 nesquick milk (they are on sale for $1.00) free with a .50/1 coupon (from a gas station), grapes for .99 cents/lb., and the best . . . Health Valley Organic cereals bars for FREE! They were marked down to .99 cents on the clearance table and has a $1/1 printable! Yeah! In total, I spent $7.98 at Kroger.


Shanna said...

Well, I'm VERY impressed with your shopping skills! I found you via Money Saving Mom...

Emily said...

Thank you so much for your post! I too found you from MSM. :) I also live in Indy, just west of Plainfield. It's nice to see some one so local becase I know all of our deals are the same! :)