Sunday, February 17, 2013

Today's Quick Trip to Hannaford and Walmart

That's right, I did some non-Shaw's couponing today.  
Nothing huge, but it was super fun!


4 Ling Ling Potstickers
Priced at $2.89 each
Used 3 $3/1 Ling Ling Product Coupons (NLA)
All 4 were FREE!!!!  (No overage at Hannaford...don't get me started on that)


2 Enfamil Toddler Drink 4-packs
Priced at $6.47 each
Used 2 $5/1 Enfamil Toddler Drink Product Coupons (NLA)
Final Price $1.47 each, only $2.94 for both!

Schick Hydro Razor
Priced at $8.47
I got a coupon in the mail this week for a FREE Schick Hydro razor up to $10.99

3 Hidden Valley Ranch Packets
Priced at $1.42 each
I had a tearpad coupon for a free 16 ounce store brand sour cream WYB 3 Dressing Packets
The maximum value of the coupon is $3.00 and the cashier couldn't figure out how to override it to the actual $1.48 that the sour cream was priced at, so I got the full $3.00 savings!
My total for all three dressing packets and the sour cream was $2.74

Total Retail Value $35.82
I Paid $5.68 for a savings of $30.14...that's 84%!!!  My goal is always to save at least 70%, so I love it when I blow that out of the water!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Say Cheeeeeese!

There is a definite theme to today's trip, and ironically enough it's quite Super Bowl centered!  Great snacks to be had this week at Shaw's...let's get right to the deals!

Kraft $5 Instant Savings WYB 5 items (each item reduced by $1.00):

4 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (Windham was out of Wieners, and when I asked if they had more the manager said I could choose any OM participating product.  He honored the Wiener price AND said I could use the coupon!)
Regularly $3.99
Price Overridden to $2.50
Don't ask me why, but my receipt shows "other savings $1.99"...sounds good to me!
After Kraft Instant Savings $.99
Used 4 $.55/1 OM Wieners Coupons, doubled
Final Price FREE plus $.44 OVERAGE!!!!!!

4 Kraft Shredded Cheeses
Regularly $3.49
Sale Price $2.49
After Kraft Instant Savings $1.49, only $5.96 for all four!

2 Kraft Singles
Regularly $3.79
Sale Price $2.50
After Kraft Instant Savings $1.50, $3.00 for both!

4 Tostitos Chips (one went to a Superbowl party, but there really were four)
Regularly $3.99 each
On Sale B2G2
Final Price $7.98 for all four, only $1.99 each
PLUS I had coupons for a free Tostitos (max of $3.69) Dip WYB 2 Chips, so I got two queso dips regularly priced at $3.99 for $.30 each!

4 Stretch Island Fruit Co. Fruit Leathers
Regularly $.69

Sale Price $.59
Used 4 $.75/1 Stretch Island Fruit Co. Product Coupons, doubled (use zip code 84121, thanks Ashley for the heads-up on this one!)
Final Price FREE plus $3.64 OVERAGE!!!!!*

4 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes (Windham was out of the Red Velvet flavor, and the manager let me choose any ones I wanted while still using the coupons for the Red Velvet!)
Regularly $1.89
Sale Price $1.25
Used 4 $.50/1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix Coupons, doubled
Final Price $.25 each, only $1.00 for all FOUR!!!!!!

6 Chi-Chi's Salsas
Priced at $2.99 each
On Sale B1G1 Free
Used 3 $.55/2 Chi-Chi's Salsa Coupons, doubled
Final Price $5.67 for all 6, only $.95 each!

2 Frank's Red Hot Sauces (One thick and one sweet chili)
Priced at $2.99 each
Used 2 $.75/1 Frank's Red Hot Thick or Sweet Chili Sauce Coupons from 1/20 SS
Final Price $1.49 each

Full Retail Value $87.70
After sales and coupons $23.11
I used my $3.00 Catalina from my last trip
Final Price $20.11, for a savings of $67.59 or 77%!!!!

Note: This coupon will go through for only the $.69 regular price, however Shaw's does give overage so you are entitled to the full $.75.  If you're lucky, when the cashier enters the coupon manually it will double.  They do however have the right to reverse the doubling because overage is only meant to give you the full value of the coupon, not overage from doubling, but it could happen.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kraft Deal: Take One!

I LOVE it when Shaw's has Kraft Instant Savings deals.  That's right, if you're new to this whole couponing thing, this is not a fluke, it happens about twice a year!  You will soon find that you can smell a sale coming, just like you might sense when it's going to snow like I can.  This works both ways too; either coupons that come out are a pre-cursor to a sale, or as in this case, as soon as I saw there was a Kraft deal starting yesterday, I knew that since it aligned with the first of the month we would have a TON of new coupons to go with it...and we do! 

This sale is marketed as $5 off WYB 5 participating products, but I prefer to look at it as an extra dollar off each item.  That way you can make a better decision as to what items you are choosing by deducting the dollar as well as the value of any coupon you have!  It is required that you buy in increments of 5 since the register reflects the sale price, then takes the $5 off when it sees five items have been purchased.  Here we go!!!

4 Oscar Mayer Wieners 
Regularly $3.49
Sale Price $2.50
After Kraft Instant Savings $1.50
Used 4 $.55/1 OM Wieners Coupons, doubled
Final Price $.40 each, only $1.60 for all 4!!!

4 Cracker Barrel Cheeses
Regularly $3.99
Sale Price $2.49
After Kraft Instant Savings $1.49
Used 4 $1.00/1 Cracker Barrel Cheese Coupons
Final Price $.49 each, only $1.96 for all 4!!!

2 Kraft Mayos
Regularly $4.55
Sale Price $2.99
After Kraft Instant Savings $1.99
Used 2 $1.00/1 Kraft Mayo Coupons
Final Price $1.98 for both!

Keep in mind, even though the wieners are the best percentage savings of the items participating in this deal, the value is in getting what you need and what's best for you.  I do like to stock up on hot dogs, and will be getting more and freezing them.  The cheese is a no-brainer for me, and as long as you check your expiration dates, this is a great chance to stock up on mayo for summer BBQ salads!  There are other deals to be had this week as part of this promotion; and I will be mixing it up over the course of the week!'s the rest!

4 Capri Sun: 1 of which is the Roarin' Waters variety
Regularly $3.19
Sale Price $1.99
Used Free Roarin' Waters WYB 3 Classic Varieties Coupon from 1/6 SS2
Paid $5.97 for all 4, plus earned $3.00 Catalina on my next order!

4 Wheat Thins
Regularly $3.29
Sale Price $1.99
Used 4 $1.00/1 Wheat Thins Coupon (look in the lower left hand corner for the coupon)
Final Price $.99 each, only $3.96 for all 4...that's practically the regular price for ONE!

8 Tuttorosso Pasta Sauces
Regularly $1.99
Sale Price $1.39
Used 4 $1.00/2 Tuttorosso Products Coupons
Final Price $.89 each, only $7.12 for all 8!

2 Heluva Good Dips
Regularly $2.29
Sale Price $2.00
Used 2 $.75/1 Heluva Good Product Coupons, doubled
Final Price $.50 each, only $1.00 for both

4 RedPack Canned Tomatoes
Priced at $1.19 each
On Sale BOGO
Used 2 $1.00/2 RedPack Canned Tomatoes Coupons
Final Price $.38 for all four!  That's less than $.10 each!!!

Essential Everyday Cereal
Priced at $1.99
Used a coupon for a FREE EE cereal with any $10 purchase I received with my last shopping trip.  That's right, I actually got this myself.  My mother usually gets great catalinas for free products because she buys very little at a time, but this was all me!

Total Retail Value $92.11
After sales, coupons and instant savings I paid $23.97 and earned a $3.00 catalina for my next order!  That's a savings of $68.14, or 74%!!!!!!  I LOVE that I have that $3.00 to offset the already great prices of even more Kraft items this week...I might have to go back today!