Monday, August 11, 2008

Shopping Trip


I made a CVS and Publix run this morning. I really wasn't that impressed with the ECB items this week, but decided that since I will be attending 2 baby showers in the next couple of months, I could do the Johnson and Johnson deal. Here is what my loot is from CVS:
5 Johnson and Johnson products @ $2.99 each
1 Soleil Razor @ 4.99
1 Soleil refil @ 4.99
1 Alavert @ $5.99
Used $10 in MFC
1 CVS $2/$10 coupon
ECBs $11.58
OOP cost $7.96
Earned $3.00 in ECBs and a coupon for $3 off picture DVD
I need to spend $7 on JJ product to get the $5 ECBs. I ran out of my JJ coupons, so I will go back at some point this week.


Somehow, I have lost my receipt from the time I drove home until now. (Strange, I know.) I am recapping what I can remember. It's not totally accurate, but quite close.

4 Old El Paso Dinner Kits BOGO
4 Nature's Valley granola bars BOGO
2 BC fruit snacks BOGO
1 Simply Orange @ 2/$6
1 Simply Apple @ 2/$6
1 Baked Lays
1 Onion Dip
1 Cheerios Snack Mix
2 Peter Pan Peanut Butter BOGO
1 can red beans
I did get a couple of things that weren't on sale, but when you go to the grocery store hungry, chips and onion dip look really good. And the beans are for the red beans and rice I plan to cook tomorrow.
I used $6.00 in MFC, Ad spec savings of $18.44 and I spent $28.78 OOP. Total savings of $24.44
Not too bad for someone who is hungry.
***I am always interested in seeing what the prices of these products are at other places and if I bought them somewhere else, would my savings be as good. Today I went to Walmart to get some spray paint. I didn't really have anything else to do, so I went throughout the store to find out if I bought these items here, what would I have spent. (I lead a really exciting life:)) At CVS, the items would have been $33.05 and my items from Publix would have cost me $42.77.
Wonderful!!! That made my day.


Trina said...

Yay Mary! Doing my runs tonight, will post tomorrow :)

Mrs. Filly said...

i need to go shopping with you..maybe my money would last longer! :( i'm feeling like a failure right now!

Brandy & Jonathan Crumly said...

I want to start shopping like these -- but I'm scared I'm going to do it wrong and either end up with stuff I don't need or spend more money than I wanted too. I'm going to start though.

PS -- someone told me that a lady teaches a small group on this at Highlands called "strategic shopping" -- I'm going to look for it this coming semester!

Jillian said...

you did very good and our pantries are filled with the same things lol!!

CVS was not poppin yo!!

Heather said...

Hey sista, I have a question about this couponing stuff. I'm planning a trip tomorrow. Call me if you get a chance. =)

Trina said...

I have this awesome new spreadsheet to track your CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid savings/spending if you want a copy. Email me.