Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Saving Obsession Passed On To You...

So, I've finally given up trying to save money on groceries on my own and I've given myself over to the pros. Most of the "pros" are moms just like me...trying to make it in this tough economy. So what I learn from them, I will now pass on to you.

The first thing I did was sign up for my free four week trial of (thank you, Sharon). Now I really don't like paying for a service but it is very inexpensive when you sit down and look at the numbers. I pay $10 a month for the Safeway "list". Which works out to be about $2.50 a week in a four week month and $2 in a five week month. I save a whole lot more than that just using the list, because they do a lot of the work for me. Also, I have not stopped there - I have a lot of printed coupons from the internet and manufacturer sites, so I have those organized and I check to see if I can "one up" some of the coupons listed on the Grocery Game. By doing just this - I paid $58 for $147 worth of groceries this last Saturday. I'm liking those numbers.

Next, I've started subscribing to blogs that share saving secrets and up to date deals found by moms an other consumers. So here are some of the deals I have for this week.


Buy 3 Glade Sprays at $0.99 after the in-ad coupon
Use $0.75/2 coupon from the 11/1 SmartSource insert
Stack with the $1/2 from Walgreens November Coupon Booklet
Pay $0.72 plus tax after coupons ($0.24 each)

Then go to SC Johnson to get you $5 rebate form for purchasing three Glade products (you can do this up to 3 times). (Thank you Money Saving Mom)

**Learning moment - I didn't read this properly and forgot my Smart Source coupon...ooops! So, I paid a total of $1.74 including tax. Still not a bad deal, especially when you consider the rebate, but I was a little angry with myself. I have a couple more Walgreens ads here and I'm going to go do this one more time WITH my SS coupon and hopefully I will get great results again!

Target Deals:

Apples -$1/lb (could vary by store)
Use $1/2 lbs here
Final Price = $0.50/lb when you buy 2 lbs

***I purchased 3 pound bag for 1.99 and a 2 pound bag for 1.99 (after 1 coupon for each bag, I paid $.50 a pound for one and $.33 a pound for the other.***

Up & Up Flushable Wipes Refill (48 ct) or Soft Packs of Wipes - $0.98/ea
Use $1/1 Target coupon here or here
Final Price = FREE

Up & Up Baby Wipes (72 ct tub) - $1.57/ea
Use $1/1 Target coupon here or here
Final Price = $0.57/ea

***The store I went had a regular price of $1.55 each, so I paid $.55 each after coupon. Depending on where you live, you price could be slightly different. ***

(Thank you Stretching A Buck)

More deals later..right now one of my "other" jobs is calling me. :)