Friday, January 29, 2010

Lazy, lazy, lazy

I clearly have been too lazy for this, but I thought I would give it another try.....I went shopping last night and had another of what has been a string of great shopping trips. I got a bunch of stuff that I most likely would not have bought if it wasn't super cheap, or free. I have a few more trips this weekend planned for cheap cheese, pop and chips. I know...super healthy, but it is stuff that is nice to have - especially when it wouldn't normally be in the budget really.

I went to Safeway and did two trips.

First: $2.54

I bought :

4 Hamburger Helper - $6.00 - used 2 $1 off 2 stickers, 4 .50 off Safeway coupons (from a book in the store...make it at home, or something like that) and $2.25 in e-coupons = -.25

Cheese Nips $1.99- used $1 off from SW coupon book, and $1 off from Newspaper = -.01

Lucky Charms - $2.00 - used $1 off printable and $1.10 off ecoupons = -.10

2 Pillsbury Pizza Dough - $6.98 used $1 SW coupons, $1 printable, and $3.40 in ecoupons = $1.58

2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll - $ 4.98 used $1 SW coupon, $1 printable, and $3 in e-coupons = -.02

2 Pillsbury Biscuits - $3.98 - used $1 SW coupon, $1 printable, and $.90 e-coupons = $1.08

And then I got back a $4 catalina for the 6 pillsbury products so I made about $1.50!

Then I did another transaction and Spent $4.24:

The Lucky Charms, Pillsbury, and Hamburger Helper were the exact same as before , so they cost $2.29.....

The Trix were $2, and I had a $1 coupon and a .55 e-coupon, so =.45

The Ronzoni was .75 a box, no coupons = 1.50

Taco seasoning 2 for $1, = $1

Ritz was $2.50, -$1 SW coupon, and $1 insert coupon = .50

Frosting was $1.79 - $1.50 e-coupons (I thought there was one more...oops) = .29

The creamer was .10...supposed to be free with a free coupon from facebook, but she put it in wrong = .10

and this is the best. Seriously, take note. The 5 lb chub of hamburger is $2.99 all week. I went crazy last week and bought 4 when they were $4.95 because I thought it was a great deal. Um, no. $2.99 is a great deal. 59 cents a pound! I broke mine into three or four sections so I have some frozen bags with different amounts of hamburger in them. And this is what we will be eating for a while. Hamburger. It is 80/20, but hello, you can drain the fat off and it is still light years cheaper than the leaner stuff. These are usually $12.95 a pound. So, crazy. I will be buying as much as I can fit in my freezer because you really can't beat it. Thank you, random lady at Safeway who pointed this gem out to me.

Anyways, I paid with my first $4 catalina and another $1.50 catalina I got last week and it was $4.24.

All told, I spent $6.78, but still have a $4 catalina, so all of this was cheaper than the crazy cheap hamburger!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I bought more pop....

I stopped by Albertsons on my way home...."bought" 9 more 2 Liters of Dr. Pepper (non diet this time for Randy.....)

it cost .45 in tax.

I still have my $2!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Super Soda Deal

So, I left the house this morning to get some papers, and stop into Albertsons.

I left with $5 and came home with $2.....

I bought:

3 packages of Reser's hash browns ($2, minus $1 coupon and not available anymore)

2 Tony's Pizzas ($1.79 minus $1/2 and double)

16 2 Liters of Sierra Mist and Dr. Pepper

All of this was at Albertsons...I also used a $2 coupon from doing a customer service survey (they print on the bottom of your reciept)

The pop deal is this (and I saw it at more than one Albertsons)

2 Liters are $1. They have coupons on the Sierra Mist for .50 off, and Dr. Pepper for .55 off. If you double them, they are free! I am definately going back tomorrow or Tuesday for more, if I can find somewhere to put it.

I also stopped into Safeway and got a box of Wheat Thins for $1.47, and a Deli Creations sandwhich marked down to .79. I used a $2 off Wheat Thins coupon from Kraft First Taste (its a website you have to sign up for).

I spent $6 yesterday on some stuff from Fred Meyer that is not on sale anymore, so I won't bore you with it.

I am negative $3 on my budget now. I should send off that rebate so I won't be negative.
Target has some Hasbro board games on sale for $9 right now, and some of the boxes have a free medium Domino's pizzza that come with them.

Go here to print coupons for $5 off Hasbro games. I see that Connect Four is on the list and has a coupon.

You could probably save the coupons though, because with Shopping season here, there should be some really great sales on things!

Double Coupons!

In the paper today, there are double coupons for Albertsons! For reals, this time.

They are on a shiny sheet of Albertsons ad. I am going to go get mine now! I saw at the Albertsons by me last night they had a bunch of Dr Pepper and Sierra Mist 2 Liters with .50 and.55 cent coupons on them, and they are only $1 so they should be free! I am going to stop in to see if they are still there!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Randy's contribution

How to be frugal: Don't use towels, air dry. Save money and time from washing towels.

(Um, I don't think I can go along with this one. I don't think anyone with more than two inches of hair on their head can go along with this one.)

Missing in Action

Well, I have spent a total of $55 more dollars on groceries this month, but haven't taken any pictures. I didn't get any too great of deals, and pretty much spent most of the grocy budget at the beginning of the month.

I am hoping that double coupons will pop up in tomorrow's paper....if so I will go get some good deals!

I still haven't sent in my rebate for the cleaner. I am so bad with rebates that I rarely bother, but I really should.

Hopefully I will have more to report tomorrow!

My new balance, minus the $55 is $5!!

Good thing we don't need anything else this month!