Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today's Shopping Trip

I guess I can't help it. I get such a high from saving money - a LOT of money. I want the world to know that you don't have to be crazy obsessed with it to still stockpile and save a significant amount of money.  As you can tell by how often I blog, couponing and chasing sales is not the #1 priority in my life. But I did quite well today, so I thought I'd share how.

CVS - Started with no ECBs.

Transaction #1
- Purex He (I had a rain check from end of February)$6.59 each, rain check was for $1.99 each. 
      Coupons $1 off, so $0.99 each.
1 - Allegra 5ct - $7.29, on sale for $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs back
      Coupon $2 off (note money maker!)
Paid $11.61 out of pocket, got $6.99 back in ECBs! 
Saved - $28.80 + ECBs

Transaction #2
3 - 12 packs of Diet Coke - $4.49, on sale for $4.34 (part of buy $15 get $5 ECB back)
2 - 2 Liters of Sprite Zero - $1.99, on sale for $1.00
2 - Tostitos - $3.99, on sale for $3.00
1 - Tostitos Queso - $3.69, on sale for $3.00
Clearance items
1 - CVS Allergy meds - $7.39, on sale for $0.75
1 - Stayfree - $4.19, on sale for $0.99
1 - Homeopathic ointment - $8.99, on sale for $0.99
Used my $5 off $25 purchase
Coupon Buy 2 Tostitos Chips, get Queso FREE (-$3.00)
Paid with $6.99 ECBs from first transaction
Paid $13.88 out of pocket, got $5 back in ECBs!
Saved - $37.95 + ECBs!

Walgreens - Started with no Register Rewards

Transaction #1
1 - Tena - $12.99, on sale for $9.99
Coupon $2.50
Paid $8.37 out of pocket, got $10 back in Register Rewards
Saved $5.50 and got $10 RR back

Transaction #2
1 - Children's Claritin on clearance - $5.59
1 - Children's Allegra on sale - $9.99
2 - Reach Toothbrushes $1.79
Used In ad Coupon for toothbrushes $0.99
Had only 1 coupon for Reach toothbrushes $1 off
$2 off Children's Allegra
$3 off Children's Claritin
Used the $10 in RR from previous transaction
Paid $3.08 out of pocket, got $1 RR back
Saved $25.18 plus $1 RR

Total spent at drugstores: $36.94
Total SAVED: $97.43

Dillons was my big hit!  The Buy 10, save $5 sale plus coupons is what made most of it work so well.
I am not going to layout everything, but there was only 1 item that I didn't have a coupon for - taco seasoning.
Before my Dillon's card, my total was $277.18!!  Holy cow, I about died! But... 

With the sale, e-coupons, and paper coupons, I SAVED: $163.01!!!
Then I had a $50 gift card I bought to raise money for Bug's school, so my out of pocket was $64.17.

Total SPENT today: $101.11
Total SAVED for the day: $260.44  - That is 72% SAVINGS! And still have $5 ECBs for CVS and $1 RR for Walgreens.

Shhhhh..... Then I went and spent WAY TOO MUCH at the Borders that is closing. 
I love books to a fault.


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