Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The First Shaw's Deals of 2012!

It has been a VERY long time since I had a shopping trip this large...I had to use the table tonight!  For did Windham deal with the printable coupon issue?  Well, I asked an associate while shopping and she was very optimistic, saying of course they should honor them.  When I got to the register, she happened to be the one checking me out.  The Assistant Manager was bagging, and the cashier asked her if she had heard about the recent changes to the coupons, just out of curiosity.  Not only had the Assistant Manager not heard of the issue; she was hesitant to scan them manually!  

Here's how I dealt with the problem:

  • I suggested that they call veri-FI, in fact, I encouraged it!
  • When the AM said they have always been told not to enter them manually if they don't scan, I reminded her that this is a NEW problem, so the standard process is not appropriate.
  • When all else fails...tell them "Dan, Dan the Facebook Man said..."  The AM didn't even know who Dan was!  I explained that he is the Shaw's admin of their Facebook Page.  Since Dan has been telling customers that they are aware of the problem and are working on updating their software, that to me means that this is a Shaw's problem, not a customer problem.
The AM told the cashier it was up to her if she wanted to enter them or not, but she wouldn't do it.  Well, she entered them, and it's a good thing she did!

Now for the deals...

$1 off Hair Care Purchase Store Coupon (printed out after previous purchase)

20 Lean Cuisine 5/$10 (the best I've ever seen is 4/$10)
Used 4 $1/5 from the 1/1/12 SS2 Insert
Paid $36, only $1.80 each!  
That's a MUCH better deal than paying $5-$8 for lunch at work!
4 Chex Mix $2 each
Used 4 $.60/1
Paid $3.20 for all 4
2 Muir Glen Tomato Paste $1.19
Used 2 $.85/1 
Free plus $1.02 overage
4 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $2 each
Used 4 $.60/1
Paid $3.20 for all 4
4 Nescafe Taster’s Choice 6-Packs $1.29 each
Used 4 $.65/1 TC Product
All 4 FREE
4 Cheerios Dulce de Leche $2 each
Used 4 $.75/1, doubled
Paid $2 for all 4, $.50 each
4 Cheerios Multi Grain Peanut Butter $2 each
Used 4 $.75/1, doubled
Paid $2 for all 4, $.50 each
1 Frosted Toast Crunch $2 
Used 1 $.75/1, doubled
Paid $.50 
4 Cheerios/Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars $2 each
Used 4 $.60/1, doubled
Paid $3.20 for all 4

4 Fiber One Cereal $2 each
Used 4 $.85/1, doubled
Paid $1.20 for all 4, $.30 each!!!!!!
GM Deal: Buy 10 Products Save $5 Instantly and get $25 Box Tops
1 Old El Paso Taco Shells
Used 1 $.50/1 OEP Product, doubled
Paid $.25
3 Yoplait Light with Granola 2/$5
Used 2 $.75/1, doubled
Pay $3 for all 3
2 Yoplait Go-Gurt 2/$6
Used 1 $.85/2, doubled
Paid $4.30 for both
4 Grands Biscuits 2/$4
Used 2 $.40/2, doubled
Paid $6.40 for all 4, $1.60 each
Total for 10 Items: $13.95
Saved $5 Instantly
Final Cost $8.95

Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, $1.99
Used 1 $.55/1, doubled
Paid $.89

4 Tribe Hummus, 2/$5
Tear Pad found in the store with $1/1 Coupons
They expired 1/1/12, but they scanned
Final Price $6 for all 4, only $1.50 each!

Random Finds:

8oz Celery Hearts $.99, regularly $1.98

3-Pack of mixing bowls reduced 75% to $1.25.  There were also white ones at 50% off, but I went with blue...I don't know why you wouldn't!  There is one more set of the blue and two white left in Windham!

Subtotal: $220.24
Preferred Savings: $92.25
Manufacturer Coupons: $35.60, including $5 off $50 Recyclebank Coupon
Store and Multiplied Coupons: $26.56

Final Cost $63.83...71% savings!!!  
I actually had most of this in gift cards, so my OOP was only $15.04!!!

And now for the Catalinas!

$1 off Hand or Body Lotion Purchase Store Coupon
$2 Catalina for purchasing Chex Mix
$1.50/1 Cottonelle Gentle Care Moist Wipes
$1/3 Taster's Choice
$13.85 off any 2 Enfamil Premium Newborn...I have no idea where that value came from, but I'll take it!
$80 in Bonus Box Tops


  1. Nice Haul! Love your blog! Check mine out on Facebook...The Simple Mommas! Thanks for being Local!