Saturday Savings

You read about my two-week grocery shopping trip here.  Although I did well last week, I didn't come out with savings as great as I did today.  First, let me explain that the shopping for two weeks thing didn't really work for me.  Maybe it will in the future or maybe it's one of those sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't kind of things.  But I still had to go to the grocery today for some food items.  Mainly though we needed those annoying things that pop up all the sudden like batteries and an ink cartridge.  Well in the meantime, I decided to do some "freebie" shopping because of some great deals I had found on some blogs throughout the week.  Mix those great deals with the sunshine...and I was quite inspired.  So inspired...I shopped Wal-Mart and Kroger today.  Oh, and shopped for a few deals at Target tonight where the hubby got to see me in my coupon-crazy action.  (He was impressed by the way, and decided if I had been present for Jesus' feeding of the 5,000 that I would have told Jesus not to worry, that I had coupons for free food to feed the crowd and He could save His miracle for another occasion.  He makes me laugh.) I usually don't shop that many stores in one day, but it paid off today!  Check out my great deals.

Wal-Mart Deals and Freebies

*$2.97 Herbal Essence Spray Hair Gel--free after purchase of $.97 travel size Herbal Essence conditioner with buy one/get one coupon (paper insert coupons)
*$1.97 12-pack Schick disposable razors--free and $1.03 overage with $3/1 coupon (paper insert coupons)
*$7.94 Schick Quattro Titaniam razor with trimmer (Justin is excited about this)--free after rebate (paper insert coupons)
*$1.00 16-pack Kotex Pantyliners--free with $1/1 coupon (online printable)

Kroger Deals and Freebies

*1.00 Reese's King Size--free for playing Kroger's March to Savings online game (the item was loaded onto my Kroger Plus card)
*4 cans of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (for a yummy recipe to be shared soon) and 2 cans of reduced fat Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (not pictured)--$7.38 ($10.98 without coupons-I used 5 different coupons in this transaction)...with my savings I got the cinnamon rolls free when purchasing the crescent rolls I need for a dessert I am making for my grandma's 80th birthday party next weekend.
*$3.88 Pedigree Dentastix I have wanted to get for Boone to try--$1.88 with $2/1 coupon (paper insert coupons)

Target Deals and Freebies

*$1 two-pack Dial bar soap--free with $1/1 coupon (online printable)
*9.64 Clorox Toilet Wand Starter Kit--free with $0.31 overage after $5 online printable coupon and $5 rebate found here.  [side note--these are wonderful...and now we'll have one for our bathroom downstairs, too...how handy!]
*$4.64 Pledge Fabric Sweeper--$3.64 with $1/1coupon from the first one we bought, $2.94 Pledge furniture wipes--$1.94 with $1/1 coupon from paper insert, $3.89 Pledge All Purpose wipes--$2.89 with $1/1 coupon from paper insert.....it gets better.....I had a Target coupon for a $5 Target gift card with the purchase of three Pledge items.  That makes all three items $3.47, which is cheaper than just the fabric sweeper with coupon [which is a wonderful item for all that dog hair and we were going to purchase a new one anyway].

TOTAL COUPONS SAVINGS from today (including freebies and rebates):  $41.51

Just some cute deals I couldn't pass up at Wally World ....

$3 shoes (so cute and comfy and will be perfect with capris)
$3 cute contact paper on clearance (I already have a couple projects in mind)
$1 pack of 12 adorable file folders on clearance (a teacher can never have enough)

*In case you're wondering: My coupon sources are the inserts in the paper and I find links to awesome printables from great blogs such as Deal Finding Chik (which links to many other great bloggers), Money Saving Mom, Thankfully Thrifty, and My Pet Savings.  I also use sites such as Freeflys, Redplum, and Shortcuts.  You can also find printable coupons and coupons to load directly to your Kroger card here or visit Target's website for their printable coupons.  (You can use a manufacturer's coupon and company coupon at Target and Kroger.) 

And this post wouldn't be complete with a shout-out to my hubby about an experience he had today. 
Check out what I found for my pitiful peanut-allergy husband...

I'm sure this has been around.  I just haven't looked for it before.  He was thrilled.  I was thrilled myself that he actually liked it....especially since it came from our little "organic corner" of Kroger.  This is completely peanut-free and is made from soy beans.  It has the same texture as peanut butter.  (Anyone out there know if they make it just plain creamy?) You have to realize this is a man that had a love for peanut butter when he was little and then found out he was allergic.  He's been without peanut butter for about 15 years.  Needless to say, today was a good day for him. :D

Found some great freebies or deals this weekend?! Let me know! Maybe this little blog could start to have a Saturday Savings post each week...whatcha think? I love any and all feedback.

Happy savings!

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  1. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a fantastic Sunday :)

  2. I'm loving the shoes! I have to admit I'm a bit jealous because I actually tried to shop this weekend for a couple fun spring things and had no luck. I saw your post on fb: only 4 weeks till sb and this week will at least be warm. Almost there:)

  3. Hey just stopping by to say Hi from Friday Follow!

    Happy Follow Friday!



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