Thursday, April 22, 2010

**Updated** Savvy Shopper Post!

So by popular demand here is my first Savvy Shopper post!  (and by popular demand I mean one person asked and now that my blog looks so good I am pumped about posting more stuff!)

I had a pretty good week at Rainbow with double coupons...especially once I found out that I got to double 10 coupons instead of 5!  My total out of pocket was $20.97 and the shelf price for all the stuff I got was $70.55 which means I saved over 70%!  I even got Dawn dish detergent, 6 bottles of Vitamin Water, and 2 packages of lunch meat for free, as well as 2 Trop50 juices for $0.50 each and fruit cups for $0.19!

Then tonight I decided to run over to Target to use a couple of coupons I have and was able to pick up a cute little spring purse for free!  It was on clearance for $5 and I had a $5 off Merona purse coupon from the Target website.  $5- $5 = FREE  :D  (That's my favorite kind of math!)

Here's a pic of my *free* purse!  (Sorry it's not the best pic but I just have a point and shoot and not a lot of practice!)  I'll have to remember to take pics of my great grocery deals in the future!

I posted this all before I went to Cub for the week and since I got such a great deal there too I thought I would update and share!  Cub is running a deal this week where if you bought 10 specific ConAgra products you would get $10 back to use on your next shopping trip.  So I dug through my coupons and found a bunch from a coupon book ConAgra had sent me awhile back that made this a pretty sweet deal!

So here is what I got:

  • 1 box of Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop 100 cal popcorn $1.78
  • 8 Healthy Choice Entrees $1.99 each
  • 1 Healthy Choice Cafe Steam $2.69
Then I used these coupons:
  • $1/1 box of Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop
  • $1/2 Healthy Choice All Natural Entrees
  • $1/2 Healthy Choice Select Entrees
  • 2 $1/2 any Healthy Choice frozen meals
  • $1/1 Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer
So my total cost was $14.39 and I got a coupon for $10 off my next trip to Cub!  That makes it a total of $4.39 for 9 frozen meals and a box of popcorn!  Not too shabby!  Especially since I love to have frozen meals around for busy (or lazy!) nights!

One other great deal we got this week were 2 pairs of flip flops for the hubby from Aeropostale for less than $6 by using this great $10 off $10 purchase coupon!  It is only good until the 25th so check it out soon!  You could use it to get a bunch of different things for super cheap!

I also wanted to update this post to give credit where credit is due!  

I absolutely plan 85-90% of my shopping using Pocket Your Dollars website!  She focuses a lot on local deals (Minneapolis area) but also has a ton of national things as well so I definitely recommend checking her out!

Another site I love is!  I follow it in google reader so it really helps me stay up to the minute on the fab deals that can be found on the web!  (That is where I first found the Aeropostale deal!)

Hope those are some helpful hints!  Happy Savvy Shopping!


Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

Good for you, girl! I'm not that great at being savvy, so this post is wonderful!

I'm glad I found your blog :) I'll definitely be following in hopes to hear some more great buys!