Sunday, June 22, 2008

Frugal Fanatic

Hey Guys,

I thought I would post pictures of my shopping trips today along with some links to helpful blogs if you are interested in learning to "super" shop with coupons. Be sure to read CVS 101 on the Money Saving Mom site. The first two pictures are from my two transactions at CVS. The other two pictures are from Target. The last picture is from Walgreens. I will give a breakdown of each transaction following the pictures. Be sure to visit these blogs for more information:

My first transaction:
Toothpaste x 5 @ $2.99 each
Soy Joy Bars 4 for $4
Aussie shampoo @ $2.99
Rolaids clearance @ $0.75
total = $22.69
minus $4.00 CVS coupon
5 $1.50 coupons for colgate ($7.50)
$5.00 ECB
$3.49 ECB
$2.00 ECB
for a total out of pocket (OOP) of $1.11
I earned $10.00 in ECBs for toothpaste, $4.00 for Soy Joy bars and $2.00 for Aussie. So I have $16 to spend on my next trip.

Second transaction:
Aussie conditioner $2.99
Soy Joy bars $1.00 ea for $4.00
total $6.99
no coupons--paid with a $6.99 ECB so
$0.00 OOP!!!
I earned $2 ECBs for Aussie and $4 for Soy Joy.
So $6 to spend on next trip.

This was my first transaction at Target. I went in for the cereal deal--buy 5 boxes of any Kellogg cereal and get a $5 gift card. I had a couple of coupons and they were running these flavors at a sale of 5 for $11.00
5 boxes of cereal $11.00
5 cans organic tomato sauce @ $1.17 ea=$5.85
2 bxs cake mix clearanced for $0.78 ea= $1.56
1 clearance all purpose flour $1.77
total $20.18
minus 5 $1.00 coupons for tomato sauce
2 $1.00 coupons for cereal
total OOP after coupons $13.64
plus I got the $5 gift card

Second transaction:
17 cans of organic tomatos/sauce@$1.17 ea
total $19.89
1 clearanced flour $1.77
1 box couscous $1.77

subtotal $23.80
minus 17 $1 off coupons for tomatos -$17
$1 coupons for couscous -$1
-$5 gift card
total OOP $0.80!

I almost forgot I did two transactions at Walgreen's for Dr. Pepper.
They had the sodas for $0.89 each. I had $1.00 off two coupons. So I got each two liter for $0.38 each!!

Not to bad for all this on way home from church and only $17.78 OOP!!

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