Went to CVS this morning, and found that the Skippy Natural is included in the Unilever ECB deal — yay.
2 Hellmann’s mayo, $6.00. Used two $1.00/1 from the 5/19 RP.
4 Skippy Natural PB, $10.00.
4 Clear hair care, $20.00. Used two BOGO from the 5/19 RP, which I just noticed scanned in at $5.99.
Physicians Formula organic wear mascara, $9.99. Used $3.00/1 store coupon from the magic coupon machine/price scanner and $1.00/1 from the 3/10 SS.
John Frieda hair colour, $11.99. Used FREE coupon that came in the mail from CVS randomly.
John Frieda shampoo, $6.99. FREE with purchase of hair colour.
Used a $10/$50 that printed out on my receipt last week and $15 in ECB. Paid $6.11 and got back $17.00 in ECB for a net cost of $4.11. Will also submit for $1.25 back from Ibotta for the men’s Clear shampoo, for a final net cost of $2.86. Since the sales tax alone on this trip was $3.10, I will take it!
- *** Oh wait — I forgot that I also got $5.00 ECB when I scanned my card at the magic machine this morning for hitting the next $50 in Beauty Club purchases, so my net cost for the day is actually… made $2.14. (And should hit $50 in Beauty Club again after today’s purchases, but will count that when I get it.)
What’s funny is I got two MORE $10/$50 on my receipt, lol. Now what should I buy? Another note — the Caress/Clear doesn’t show limit reached on my receipt, so maybe the limit is more than one — anyone know?
Just ran out quickly this morning — my CVS “use a $10 off $50″ plan was thwarted due to the Starbucks misprint and stuff being out of stock, but did OK nonetheless.
4 Luigi’s Italian Ice, $4.00. Used four $1.00/1 in the 5/12 RP.
2 Post Shredded Wheat, $2.00. Used two $1.00/1 printables.
2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, $10.98. Used two $4.00/1 from the 5/5 RP.
Fruity Pebbles, $1.77. Used $1.00/1 printable (no longer available).
Had a 30% off coupon from email, which took off $3.04. Paid $1.50 and got back $5.00 ECB for the monthly deal. Net cost, made $3.50. So for the day, I’m up $3.39 — and this should push me over the next Beauty Club $50 so I’ll get another $5 next time, but will count that when I get it.
Free Luigi’s Italian Ice!
Check your Dollar Tree for four-count Luigi’s Italian ice cups, both cherry and lemon, then get them FREE with the $1.00/1 in the 5/12 RP. Mr. 10 opines that he got tired of palling around with Mario and went into business…
Stopped by the Villa Park Jewel today (and wow, is it starting to look nicer…) to see if I could spot the Corona de Mayo coupon booklets some of you have been talking about. Yup! Look for a cardboard tent display on top of Corona cases with the booklet glued to it as a tearpad — it’s little. Here’s what’s in it, all coupons expiring 5/31/13:
- $.75/1 Mahatma rice 5lbs+.
- $1.00/2 Herdez salsa products.
- $1.00/1 Wholly product.
- $.50/1 Frank’s redhot sauce.
- $1.00/2 Snyder’s of Hanover chips or pretzel products.
- Mail in rebate form: $10 back on one 12 pack+ Corona Extra or Corona light AND one 750ml+ bottle of Sauza Silver/Gold or any Sauza tequila. Cost of Sauza item must exceed $10. Expires 5/31/13. Valid only for residents of IL and MI of legal drinking age at time of submission.
Then I walked through the meat department, and found some nice clearance!
1.66 lbs hamburger (75%, but for this price, OK)…, $4.96 with a $3.00 off sticker = $1.96, or $1.18/lb.
Salmon fillets, $3.39 with a $1.00 off sticker = $2.39.
Broccoli crowns, $.83.
So this morning I shopped at CVS, and got a $10/$50 coupon on my receipt. Hmm, thought I. And back I went. Note: The Atkins Endulge, at least at my store, was $8.79 (buy one get one 50% off) rather than the $6.49 listed online, and the lowest price Nivea men’s facial care was $7.49 (!) rather than the $4.99 listed online. So I tweaked my original plan while standing in the store looking like a total geek using the calculator on my phone, lol — and came up with the below.
2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, $10.98. Used two $4.00/1 printables (no longer available but also in the 5/5 RP).
2 Nivea sensitive shave gel, $8.38. Used $3.00/2 from Facebook and a $1.50/$5 from the magic machine.
2 Atkins single bars, $4.30 on buy one get one 50% off sale.
4 boxes Atkins Endulge bars, $26.36 on buy one get one 50% off sale. Used four $1.00/1 from the 3/3 SS and $3/$10 Atkins from the magic machine.
Used the $10/$50 coupon and $20 in ECB. Paid $3.60 and got back $20 in ECB: $10 for Atkins, $5 for Sally Hansen, and $5 for Nivea. Net cost: $3.60. (Of which $3.08 was tax, thankyouverymuch!) So across both trips at CVS today: I paid $8.76 out of pocket, and had a net cost of $18.76.
Well, my kids are making me ever-grayer, and I had some expiring ECB to use, so… I spent more than I like to at CVS, but since I’m out of hair dye, it’s better than buying one at full price, right? lol
2 John Frieda precision foam hair colour, apparently 2/$24 (it was marked $12.99 but rang up $12 each wyb 2 or more). Used $3/$15 hair color purchase from the magic machine and a $3.00/2 printable from this survey.
3 Band-Aid, $11.37. Used $3.00/$10.00 first aid purchase from the magic machine and a $.75/2 from the 4/7 RP.
First Aid bag, free when you buy three J&J first aid products.
2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail color, $10.98. Used two $4.00/1 from the 5/5 RP.
Used a 25% off regular prices coupon that came in the mail. This took off $7.56? And $18 in ECB. Paid $5.16 and got back $8.00 in ECB ($3.00 Band-Aid, $5.00 Sally Hansen) for a net cost of $15.16.
Build your own first aid kit bag
This says “$4.99 value!” — lol, it’s a bag. It does have some pouches inside… and a coupon booklet! So here are the coupons that are included, all expiring 12/31/15 and all excluding trial and all limit one per person:
$1.00/1 Johnson’s Baby no more tangles.
$1.50/2 Red Cross products.
$1.00/2 Band-Aid bandages.
$2.00/1 Neosporin antibiotic.
$1.00/1 Neosporin lip health.
$3.00/2 Neosporin Essentials.
$5.00/3 Band-Aid, Neosporin, Benadryl Topical, or J&J Red Cross brand products.
$1.00/1 Benadryl topical.
So this week I am at almost $100 in grocery/drugstore shopping, yikes — but last week I was under $50, so it all evens out to that rough $75 a week. And, you know… impulse pub burgers and asparagus dinner. And no, you don’t have to shop at all these stores every week to save, either.
Today I stopped by Dominick’s to check out the McCormick thing for you guys, then stopped at Ultra on the way back because we needed milk. We will see if I can decipher the Dominick’s receipt, since I got one of the crazy ones where nothing is under the item it is for, and things are randomly adding and subtracting all over the place…
Arm & Hammer cat litter, $5.00 and not pictured because I left it in the garage. It’s heavy. Used one $3.50/1 printable, which is all I could get after fighting with Java on multiple computers (grr).
McCormick crushed red pepper, oregano, and basil, all free as outlined here.
2 Hillshire Farm low sodium ham, $1.98. (On clearance, rang up wrong, got a refund…)
5 cans Bush’s beans, $3.35 after personalized JFU pricing and the $1.00/5 JFU e-coupon.
4 boxes Mott’s and Ocean Spray fruit snacks, $3.96 after instant savings when you buy four. Used three $1.00/1 Catalinas I had in my stash. A random $.50 e-coupon came off that I think was for these.
3 Land O’ Lakes butter tubs, $4.47 with in-ad coupon. Brought blinkies which I didn’t realize were expired, doh. So I will instead post-redeem three $.40/1 from the 3/10 SS, but will count that $1.20 back when I get it. Also got another $.66 off for a personalized 10% off butter Just for U offer.
2 double roll 12 packs Cottonelle, $10.00. Used two $.75/1 tearpads from Jewel a while back.
Also a random $.55 e-coupon came off, which I’m not sure what it was for — again, weird strange receipt. Paid $20.90. (Once I post redeem the butter coupons, it’ll be $19.70.)
So then I stopped at Ultra on the way home, because we were driving right by.
Centrella milk, $.98 with in-ad coupon.
Dole squish’ems, $1.98. Used: Put in ZIP 19606 here and then reload the page to find $1.00/1 Dole Fruit Squish’ems preclipped first for you. Will probably go back with the insert coupons for more, forgot to clip…
Dean’s half & half, $1.99. Used exp. $.75/1 in the 3/17 SS.
2 avocados, $.76.
2 packs cheese, $2.50.
8 lb potatoes, $1.28.
Got $.10 off for bringing my own bags and paid $11.19.
Mr. 10 and I were driving by ALDI, so… I thought I’d grab this week’s produce deals, since we were already right there, right?
2lb Vidalia onions, $.99.
6 avocados, $2.94.
Tortilla chips, $1.19.
Roma tomatoes, $.99.
2 blackberries, $1.98.
That came to $10.75. And won’t those onions and tomatoes go really nicely on… PUB BURGERS!
Stopped in Jewel to see if Post Shredded Wheat is included in the $2.00 sale. It is NOT, alas. But you know how sometimes you skip breakfast, and you haven’t yet eaten lunch, and then you’re in Jewel, and these pub burgers start staring at you with this forlorn “take me home for dinner” look…? So, $20 later…
3 Barilla sauce, $4.50. Used three $1.00/1 in the 4/7 SS.
4 Pace salsa, $6.00. Used two $.60/2 in the 4/28 SS.
Manager’s special chicken leg quarters, $3.74 minus a $2.00 clearance sticker = $1.74.
Post Pebbles, $2.00. Used $1.00/1 printable.
2 pub burgers, $2.43. (These by the way? Not the $1.49 each in the ad, but variable weight at $2.96/lb.)
4 pub burgers, $4.82.
Paid $19.79. And it’s asparagus and pub burgers on the grill for dinner tonight! Shh, MashupDad doesn’t yet know he is grilling… Oh hey, guess what! It’s a $10 meal deal for 4, and we’ll even have a couple leftover burgers!
ALDI impulse gluten free mixes shopping, plus some JewelPosted by rachel in aldi, jewel, shopping trips
Stopped by Jewel and ALDI today, mostly because we needed some lunch meat and produce. Haven’t been in the Villa Park Jewel in a while, and it’s looking nice — and where did the “wing bar” come from?! lol
2 Fisher peanuts, $4.00. Used $1.50/2 in the 4/28 SS.
pound Sara Lee turkey, $4.03. Used $1.00/1 in the 3/3 RP.
pound Sara Lee low sodium chicken breast, $4.11. Used $1.00/1 in the 3/3 RP.
2 KIND bars, $2.00.
Paid with a $2.00 Catalina and $10.02 for a net cost of $12.02. Meh, but we needed lunch meat…
Gluten free baking mix, $2.99.
Gluten free brownie mix, $2.99.
Lower sodium bacon, $3.49.
3lb Gala apples, $2.49.
Tortillas, $1.69. (I meant to grab the $.99 ones, oops.)
Two strawberries, $1.98.
Paid $20.24. Bought the baking mixes partially out of curiosity, and partially because these are another special buy for a limited time, and I’d love to encourage ALDI to continue bringing in gluten free products. (Psst – ALDI — we need those chicken nuggets back!) They’re made with white rice flour so aren’t particularly nutrition-dense — but then again, that’s not what I look for in a brownie mix!
If you go to your CVS for the Zyrtec, it might be in several places — mine had a nearly full free standing cardboard display by the pharmacy, some on the shelf, and some on a display up front by the registers. I got my six, and there were still plenty left at 12:30 PM on Sunday.
Six 5-ct Zyrtec, $36.00. Used six $6.00/1 from the 4/28 SS.
M&Ms, $.99. Used $.99/1 coupon from the magic machine.
Then I popped down the street to Ultra foods for the Johnsonville sausage…
Six packs Johnsonville premium sausage, $12.00. Used six $1.00/1 from the 4/28 RP.
Got $.05 off for bringing my own bag, and paid $6.16. So for the day: $6.87 out of pocket, and net cost of… I made $.13 after my ECB back.
Good week to buy extra papers
If your family has seasonal allergies — or if you will use the Johnsonville sausage! — right there it’s a good investment. Way I figure, if you buy six papers at the Dollar Tree for $6.00, and use six $1.00 coupons on the sausage at Ultra Foods, you are even. Everything after that is gravy, and a good return on investment. I used $42 in coupons today already, counting the Zyrtec and the sausage, and will definitely use more out of the P&G inserts etc.