Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Saving Money Can Be Good For Your Wallet...and Your Waistline!

That's right, I succeeded at saving my usual goal of 50% while stocking up on a ton of healthy foods!  It helped that we have these Web Exclusive Savings coupons for the major store brands at Shaw's.   The flexible options for using these coupons definitely made this healthy trip much easier!

In order to use the Web Exclusive Coupons I did have to purchase five of the Gotta Love Great Deals (GLGD) items:

4 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Regularly $2.99
Sale Price $1.67
Used 2 $.60/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Coupons, doubled
Final Price $4.28 for all four, only $1.07 each!

5 Pound Bag of Russet Potatoes
Regularly $3.29
Sale Price $2.50
No coupons, just chose this as a healthy option for my fifth GLGD item!

Now for the Web Exclusive Savings Items:

Essential Everyday Light Mayonnaise 
Priced at $3.49
Used $1.50/1 EE Product Coupon
Final Price $1.99

Wild Harvest Tortilla Chips
Priced at $1.99
Used $2.00/1 WH Product Coupon
Final Price FREE!!!

Culinary Circle Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
Priced at $2.99
Used $2.50/1 CC Product Coupon
Final Price $.49

Equaline Shampoo
Priced at $2.99
Used $2.50/1 Equaline Product Coupon
Final Price $.49

Essential Everyday Butter $2.49 
This would be another great option to use the $1.50 EE coupon on.  I know it's not a "healthy" item, but it's a household staple, which are usually so hard to get great deals on!

7 Yoplait Simplait Yogurts
Regularly $1.00
Sale Price $.60
I had 3 $.30/1 Coupons and 4 $.40/1 Coupons, all of which doubled
The $.30 coupons made four of them free, and I earned $.20 of overage from each of the $.40 coupons, making all of them FREE plus $.80 overage!!!

2 1-Pound Earthbound Farms Organic Carrots
Priced at $1.19 each
Used 2 $.75/1 EB Farms Organic Product Coupons, doubled*
Final Price FREE!!!!

3.33 Pounds of Bananas
Regularly $.57/lb or $1.90
Sale Price $.49/lb or $1.63
I ALWAYS buy bananas, but it's so great to see them on sale!

Bakery Italian Bread
Priced at $1.99
My mother got a Catalina for a free loaf of Italian or French bread with a $10 purchase, so of course she gave it to me.  
Final Price FREE!!!

Shopper's Value Pretzels $1.89

Bunch Romaine Lettuce $1.79

Cucumber $.79
1.77 Pounds of Braeburn Apples @ $1.79/lb, $3.17

Gallon of Whole Milk $3.92
Half Gallon of Skim Milk $2.59

Total Retail Value $56.62
After sales and coupons $27.22
I used a $4 off $25 Email Savings Program Coupon bringing my total down to $23.22.  That's a savings of $33.40 or 59%!!!  That's pretty amazing considering $16.64 worth of these items weren't on sale or purchased using coupons!!!  My coupon items were such amazing deals including some overage, plus I used a money off your total purchase coupon to maximize the savings on non-coupon items!

*Disclaimer: This coupon says "May Not Be Doubled" so the store has every right to reverse it.  Also, different Shaw's locations have different computer software which may or may not limit the doubling to the sale price.

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