Monday, March 28, 2011

Couponing with Mom

So on a very RARE trip, my Mom and I got to go couponing alone last night! It was fun, we're exhausted and Mom will have smooth legs, clean teeth and smell good for at least the next 6 months! We went to CVS, Walgreens, Winn Dixie and Target. Add in the hour it takes round trip and we didn't get home until 10 pm. Wow, the money we saved! 

Let me start with the post run Publix trip with the WHOLE family (sweaty hubby included):

There are several items not shown in picture because we had a get together that night and cooked out. Also, I'm not sure if some of these Target coupons are still available because I've had them for awhile and they aren't showing up for me but may still show for those who haven't printed them yet.

4- Oscar Mayer Angus Hot Dogs $3 each
-Buy 3 get 1 free Target coupon here 
-$1/1 OM Angus Hot dogs peelies (found that day)
1-Hamburger Patties $7.99
2- Hormal Natural Choice Lunchmeat $2.50
1-Cool Whip $1.95 (more than I would normally pay but it was a special request dish)
1-Publix Greenwise organic Milk $5.59 (just a few pennies more than what we pay for our natural milk at the Farmer's Market which we missed getting because of the 5K hubby was in)
1-Publix Eggs $1.79 (again didn't make it to get the farm fresh eggs at the Farmer's Market this week)
2- Kraft Cheese $2
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese Target printable here
1-Kraft Singles 16 oz. $2.50
1-Perdue boneless skinless Chicken Breast $3.23
2-Yoplait Kid yogurt $1.75
-$.50/1 Yoplait kids yogurt (was about to expire don't remember where it came from)
1- Philadelphia Cooking Creme $2.99
-FREE Philadelphia cooking creme from Vocalpoint
8- Betty Crocker brand fruit snacks BOGO $2.73
-$4/4 Betty Crocker or Chex products from Winco foods (out of prints)
1-Clif Peanut Butter Crunch granola bar (for the starving sweaty hubby) $1.39
2-Rotel diced tomatoes with chili BOGO $1.39
4-Green Giant Green Beans BOGO $1.29
3-Kraft Salad Dressings BOGO $3.19
-Buy 2 get 1 Free Target printable here
2-Lysol Dual Action Wipes BOGO $4.99
-$2/2 Lysol Products booklet found at Rouse's
1-Glad garbage bags $4.89
-.50/1 Winn Dixie coupon from Spring into Savings booklet
-$1/1 peelie
2-Zatarain's rice mixes $1
-$1/2 RP 2/13/11
2-Quaker Life Cereal bars 50% (Saturday only) $1.59
-$1/1 printable (no longer available)
1-Clif bar 6 pack $5.49
1-Bananas $2.47
-$1 off produce wyb 2 Kraft dressings
4-Purina One Beyond cat food boxes $2.79
-$3/1 SS 3/13/11 x2
-FREE box up  SS 3/13/11 x2
2-Quaker Chewy Granola bars 50% (Saturday only) $1.54
-.75/2 RP 3/13/11
2-Doritos BOGO $3.99
1-Kingsford Charcoal $6.99
1-Jello pistachio pudding mix $1.19
2-Yakisoba Noodles $.89
-$.50/1 SS 3/13/2011
2-Publix Hamburger buns $1.23
1-Publix Hot dog buns $1.23

-$10 Walgreens RR

Total Before coupons:$187.06
Total OOP: $70.23

First stop while couponing with Mom: CVS

Not picture: the other Axe body wash and detailer and some CVS Ice Hot for the hubby.

Transaction #1:
4-Axe Bodywash and Detailers $2/9
-BOGO Axe Bodywash or detailers RP 3/27/11
-$6.50 ECB

Total Before Coupons and sale: $22.96
Total OOP: $2.50
Received $ 5 ECB

Transaction #2:
2-Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel $3
-$2/2 any Scrubbing Bubbles Product (found in booklet from Rouses)
2- Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Aerosol cleaner $3
-$2/2 any Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom product printable from ?

Total Before Coupons and sale:$21.95
Total OOP: $6.39
Received $4 ECB

Transaction #3:
4-Kellogg's Cereals
1- M&M's
-$1/2 Kelloggs cereal
-FREE M&M's wyb 2 Rice Krispies cereals
-$4 Scrubbing Bubbles ECB

Total Before Coupons and sale:$22.95
Total OOP: $2.48

Second stop: Winn Dixie

Not pictured another box of Lucky Charms

4- GM Cereals BOGO $5.99 (1 box was equal to two normal boxes so it was like getting 8 boxes of cereal)
-$1 off wyb three Winn Dixie promotion
-$1/2 printable here
-$.55/1 Lucky Charms (no longer available)
-$.55/1 Cheerios (no longer available)
Meal Deal:
2-Digiorno Pizzas $14.49
    -FREE Totinos Pizza Rolls
    -FREE Tyson Chicken Nuggets, tenders or wings
    -FREE Breyer's Ice Cream
   - FREE 2L A&W or RC Cola
2-Planters Almonds $1.99
4-Better Than Oats $1.50
-BOGO printable (no longer available) x2
2-Hefty Easy Flaps BOGO $7.49
-$1/1 Peelies

Total before coupons and sale: $87.07
Total OOP$ 36.33

Third stop: Walgreens

Transaction #1:
2-Colgate Total $3
-$1.50/1 SS 3/27/11 x2
-$3 RR
1-Russell Stover Egg $.29 (filler item)
Total before coupons $6.29
Total OOP:  $.29
Received $4 RR

Transaction #2:
2-Skintimate Shave gel $2
-$1 RR
Total before coupons$ 4
Total OOP: $3
Received $2 RR

Transaction #3:
1- Russell Stover Egg .29 (filler item)
1-Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
-$4 Gillette coupon PG 2/27/11
-$4 Colgate RR
Total before coupons$ 10.28
Total OOP:$3

Transaction #4:
1-Scooby Doo toy $2.99
1-Color and Carry $1.29
-$2 Skintimate RR
Total before coupons $4.28
Total OOP: $2.28

Final stop: Target
Not pictured two 20 lb. bags of dog food.
Transaction #1:
2- Pedigree 20 lb. bags $10.99
-$3/1 printable here or here x2
Total before coupons: $21.98
Total OOP: $15.98
Received $5 GC

Transaction #2:
2- Special K Vanilla Almond $2.50
-$1/2 Target printable here
-$1/2 printable here
1-Clif Z bar $3.49
-$5 Pedigree GC
Total before coupons: $8.49
Total OOP:$1.49

Long trip, busy weekend, but well worth it! Without coupons I would have spent $397.31 which use to be my entire month's budget. Because of coupons I only spent $143.97. Overall I saved 64%!  The only things I didn't get this week diapers but that's ok because I still have a pile from the Walgreens brand BOGO a few weeks ago when I paid $1.50 a package.

The only things I'll need to pick up over the next few weeks will be milk and meat. I can live with that!


  1. Good job! My problem is that we don't eat most of the things that their are coupons for. Hard to find too many coupons for whole foods.

  2. Reagan, you go, Girl!

    Revjen, here is a tip: Use coupons to buy the things that you need (toothpaste, deodorant, cleaners, etc.) so that you have money left to buy the things that you want (whole foods).

    Happy shopping, All!

  3. YAY Reagan!!! Way to go!!!

    revjen, I totally agree with Dawnmarie. That's what I do. Then I have $$ left over to buy the other stuff that I want! :)

  4. That is the type of diet we are S L O W L Y trying to make a change to! I mean S L O W L Y! Our first move has been to mostly organic (which you wouldn't know by looking at the prepackaged foods in this picture! lol) It's something we've been moving towards over the last 3-4 months. The kids juice is all natural, organic, we started buying fresh milk straight from a local dairy, a friend of mine has a mill and I'm getting fresh ground whole wheat from her. I can't remember the last time I bought frozen pizza! We've been making it ourselves.

    I do what Dawnmarie says too. Sometimes though my frugal mind takes over when I see a good deal on something my family will eat and it is cheaper than what I could make it for.

    You have to work out the balance with your budget.