Monday, October 20, 2008

My Shopping Trip - 10/20 (Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Meijer)

Ok, I went shopping today! I hit Kroger, CVS, Walgreens and Meijer. Here's what I was able to round up. I wanted to stay under my $45 cash allowance and I made it!!!


I got 8 Nesquick Milks. Sale Price 1.00. I used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid 0

5 Celestial Seasonings Teas. Sale Price 1.00. Used 1.00 off 1 coupons. Paid 0

4 Brut Deodorants. Sale Price 1.00. Used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid 0

1 Febreze Noticeable Starter Kit. Sale Price 6.89. Used 5.00 off 1 paper coupon and 5.00 off 1 loadable coupon. Paid 0, got 3.11 in overage.

2 Tennessee Pride Sausage Rolls. Sale Price 2.00. Used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid 1.00 each.

2 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables. Sale Price 1.00. Used .50 off 2 paper coupon and .50 off 2 loadable coupon. Paid .25 each.

8 Cans of Campbell's Kids Soups. Sale Price 1.00. Used .40 off 2 coupons. Paid .60 each.

1 2lb Velveeta. Paid 4.48. (I need it for a recipe I want to try!)

I paid around 7.xx.


I got 3 2-packs of Gum Toothbrushes. Priced at 3.99 each. I used .75 off 1 coupons. Paid 3.24 each and got back 3.99 in ECB's for each one (11.97 total).

1 Powerade. Priced at 1.69. Got 1.69 in ECB's back.

2 Brach's Candy Corns. Priced at 1.29. Got back 1.29 in ECB's each (2.58 total).

1 Just for Men Hair Color Kit. Priced at 7.99. Got 7.99 in ECB's back.

2 Excedrin Express Gels 20ct. Priced at 1.99 each. I used two 2.00 off 1 printables and one 3.00 off 1 CRT (CVS coupon at bottom of receipt).

1 3pk of CVS paper towels. Priced at 1.99. I used 1.00 off 1 CRT.

So I ended up spending around 19.00 (18 in ECB's and 1 in cash) and got back 24.23 in ECB's.


For some reason (ok I really know, it's because it's WALGREENS, when will I ever learn that Walgreens is just too difficult for me!!), not all of my deals worked. I didn't realize it until later and I'm just too tired to worry about it at this point. Oh well. Here's what I got:

4 bags of Mars Candy. Sale priced at 4 for 10. I used two 1.00 off 2 coupons. Paid 8.00 and will submit for 4.00 rebate.

3 Maalox Tablets. Priced at 4.99. I used 2.00 off 1 coupons. Paid 8.97 and got back 8.00 in Register Rewards.

3 bottles of Tylenol Cold. Priced at 4.99. I used 1.00 off 1 manufacturer coupons and 1.50 off 1 coupon from Easy Saver Booklet. Paid 7.50 and got back 5.00 in Register Rewards.

1 Alka Seltzer plus Cold. Priced at 4.99. I used 1.00 off 1 coupon from some booklet I got a while back. Paid 3.99. Was supposed to get back 4.99 in Register Rewards, but didn't!

2 Visine Drops. Priced at 2 for 8.00. Used 3.00 off 1 coupons from All You Magazine. Paid 2.00. Got back 2.00 in Register Rewards.

2 St. Ives Elements Face Cleansers. Priced at 4.99 each. Used buy one get one free coupon. Paid 4.99. Was supposed to get 5.00 in Register Rewards, but didn't!! ($10 total that I missed out on!!)

I used a 5.00 Register Reward from a previous transaction and still ended up with some great deals, so that's why I'm not too worried about it. It's just frustrating that nearly everytime I go to Walgreens, I end up with problems. I guess it's the price I have to pay for the cheap products!! Anyway, I ended up paying 8.00 in cash after coupons, my 5.00 register reward and the balance of my gift card from last month.

6 Boxes of Aunt Millies Muffins. Priced at 2.00 (they raised the price from 1.50 boo-hoo!!). Used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid 1.00 each.

3 bags of Hershey candy. Priced at 1.88 each. I used 1.00 off 3 coupon. Paid 1.55 each.

2 bags of Nestle candy. Priced at 1.88 each. I used 1.00 off 1 printable coupons. Paid .88 each.

3 cans of Manwich. Priced at .99 each. Plus I got a free package of Aunt Millie Hamburger Buns for buying 3 cans.

4 Lipton/Knorr Pasta Sides. Priced at 1.00 each. I used .75 off 2 coupons. Paid .50 each.

2 Domino Brown Sugars and 2 Domino Powdered Sugars. Priced at 1.50 each. I used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid .50 each.!!

2 Domino 5lb bags of Sugar. Priced at 2.50. I used .50 off 1 coupons. Paid 1.50 each.

4 Gallons of Milk (not pictured). Paid 2.50 each.

2 1/2 Gallons of Trauth Ice Cream (not pictured). Priced at 2.74 each. I used 1.00 off 1 coupons. Paid 1.74 each.

1 Loaf of Aunt Millie Bread. Paid 1.19.
2 Smuckers Uncrustables. Priced at 1.49 each. I used 1.00 off 2 coupon found in Meijer insert at the store and two .55 off 1 coupons. Paid 0!!

I used my four 4.00 off your next order coupons from the Glade Deal and paid 21.50 total. I had to break it up into 4 orders to make sure I could double all my coupons and use the 4 Catalinas. I stopped to get me and the kids 1.00 double cheeseburgers from McDonalds (we had free Nesquick to drink!!) and we also got one sheet of the Trick or Treat Coupons. After that lunch and all our shopping, I still have one dollar left!! I'm pretty proud of that!!!

I also wanted to note that Endust is half price at Meijer, making it 1.79. Use the 2.00 off 1 coupon to get it free!! My store was out of them!!


mom_of2boys said...

Great deals! A couple weeks back I was in Walgreens and my RR didn't print. The manager told me that they have their registers set up to know if you paid at least the amount of the RR or not. If you don't, you reward will not print. It's happened to me twice.

AmyW said...

Great trip Jamie!!!

I've had Walgreens problems before too. Which one did you go to?
I went Saturday morning to the one on Mason-Montg Rd and had one of the best trips ever!

I would return those items that didnt print the RR's...but that's me! There's nothing fradulent about that.
I did it immediately once. I told them the only reason i was buying it was because of the ADVERTISED sale.
So... anyway... good job!

I went to CVS today too. The glowing things and the pumpkin buckets were all gone - i assumed. I knew i should've gone yesterday!

Here's a JFM coupon that i just got in my email today - hope someone can use it!
I didnt realize til after i printed it, but it printed 2 per page!
So 4 coupons. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting all your deals. I am in Ky. and these are exactly the stores I shop at. Your Kroger and Meijers trips are super helpful!

andrea said...

jamie...great job!

i'm with you on the walgreens thing..i get so frustrated, and a couple of times they've made me feel like a criminal for using my coupons!
I would return those items that didnt' work, and when the manager comes to give you a refun you could ask him why your rewards didn't print!

cheapsk8mom said...

Man, nice runs...
I'm told that the reason some RR's don't print when you use coupons is because the coupon (some coupons - not all) has the same "code" as the RR... The same thing that prevents you from being able to roll a RR...
No less irritating though. I've heard of folks that "remembered to use their coupon" after they paid, and got that money given back to them...

Anonymous said...

The Glade Oil Warmer catalina deal was working at Kroger too. I had no problems using 5 of the $4 catalina coupons in the same order and having my other coupons double or bonus up to the $1 limit. I still have one left to use.

On the Alka Seltzer Wags deal, I read that only the Original flavor is working - not the orange, lemon or cherry.

Jamie said...


I read that too, so I got original, but it still iudn't work. Oh well, I'm sure we'll use it anyway.

April said...

Wow, you did great! I'm still such an amateur.

Amy said...

Great job, Jamie! I always have probs at Walgreens too!

Dr. Mom said...

I had a problem with the alka seltzer as well. I went yesterday and they charged me 5.99 instead of the 4.99. The RR did not print as well. I think I had the orange flavor. When I talked to the manager, he said that it was a known bug in the system and I should fill out this form to get my RR. I said I didn't have time for that and they overcharged me, so I just returned it. I think it is just a problem product. I was not using a coupon for it as well and it was definitely the correct product.

Char said...

i didn't do the Alka Seltzer thing, but i did the other med's deal. One word of advice - if you plan to do the med's deal more than once, do not pay for your items the second time around with your $5 and $8 coupons or you won't get another set of $5 and $8 coupons!!

Thanks for the help Jamie! I really like your short, sweet and simple way of doing the deals! It helped me a lot at Kroger this evening!

Rachel said...

Hey - do you find that the ECB deals are in stock week after week at CVS?

Sonshine said...

Great deals! :)