The definition of insanity shopping, plus a lot of baked beans

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I went to Jewel this morning looking for the advertised $7.99/lb sockeye salmon. My Jewel of course had none — as they also had none on the last sockeye salmon sale, or the one before that. What’s the definition of insanity, something like doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? lol — so, my NEW if somewhat less healthy meal plan for tomorrow is cheap corned beef in the slow cooker ($1.99/lb for points at Ultra Foods and another extra stop later…). Tonight I’m going to cook up this corn to have with our portobello mushroom pizzas, and maybe some $.88 salad. (Also from Ultra. Oh wait, it was actually net $.63 after Jewel Big Book coupon + Snap app rebate.)

Nine cans Bush’s baked beans, $8.93. Used three $1.00/3 from the 4/12 SS.
O Organics soy milk, free with coupon that appeared randomly on my door last week.
Herdez salsa verde, $2.50. Used $.50/1 printable here.
Chef Boyardee, free with coupon from the Monopoly game.
Two 12 pack 8 oz Ice Mountain, $3.33. Used $.75/2 in the 3/8 RP.
Organic Roma tomatoes, $.52. Will get back $.25 from Ibotta and $.25 from Snap Groupon.
4 ears of corn, $1.00.

Paid $12.29 and got back a $1.00 Catalina from Ice Mountain + $.50 back from Ibotta & Snap for a net cost of $10.79.

Dollar Tree finds and shopping 4/21/15

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I was a big big spender at Dollar Tree (Downers Grove on Butterfield) yesterday: $2.07 for the above after the $1.00/1 Brownberry coupon (no longer available) and the $1.00/2 Thomas’ coupon here. Mr. 8 is so happy — he already ate two of the bagels!

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So here goes:

  • Bonus size 4.6 oz Crest paste. Use $3.00/3 in the 3/29 PG to get three for free.
  • 8 oz Pace Picante sauce. Use the $.50/2 printable coupon here to get two for $.75 each.
  • Wet n’ Wild lip gloss. Use $.75/1 in the 4/19 SS to get it for $.25.
  • Zulka non-GMO 100 ct cane sugar packets. No coupons, but I bought one — I don’t take sugar in my coffee (why dilute it, really?) but sometimes have guests who do, so thought it might be nice to have. THEN, I found that they’re apparently $.50 (?!) at the Glen Ellyn Walmart. Oops.
  • 6 ct eggs, 2/$1.00. $1.00 a dozen is pretty good these days.
  • Ortega black beans & taco shells. Use $.50/2 in the 4/12 SS or print $1.00/2 here to get them as low as $.50 each.

Everything is free at CVS shopping

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You know I loves me some Sunday morning CVS shopping — it’s just enough of a coupon fix to kick the week off right. Mine didn’t have any of the little Biore on the shelf this morning, but they did have Irish Spring Signature bar soap on a separate cardboard display by the deodorant (so poke around if you don’t see it on the regular shelf!).

Dean’s milk, $2.99. Will get $.25 back from Ibotta.
Almay lip gloss, $6.49. Used $4.00/1 from the 4/12 SS and $3.00/1 CVS store coupon that came in the mail.
2 Irish Spring Signature bar soap three packs, $4.00. Used two $2.00/1 from the 4/12 SS.

Paid with $2.00 ECB and $1.30. Got back $3.00 ECB ($2.00 soap, $1.00 milk) and $.25 from Ibotta for a net cost of $.05. I guess I could have gotten two free Almay with the BOGO50% coupon + another $4.00 coupon, but only thought to bring one with me.

Cheap pork roast is already in the Crock-Pot shopping

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Stopped by Jewel this morning to get the $.99/lb pork roast for slow cooker pork carnitas tonight! (Some of my savings were negated by the overpriced Flatout, but I didn’t have time to make another stop and get dinner going in time to eat at a reasonable hour…) The Lombard Jewel also had a bunch of Apple Dole Fruit Squish’ems on clearance for $.98, so free after the $1.00/1 in the 4/12 SS. I bought three, and will bring back coupons to post redeem.

3 clearance Dole Squish ’ems, $2.94. Will post redeem three $1.00/1 from the 4/12 SS.
Clearance Wild Harvest organic cocoa mix, $1.00.
2 Flatout flatbread, $7.98. Used BOGO coupon + $.50/1 coupon here.
Essential Everyday sour cream, $1.50.
9 Chobani Greek 100 yogurt cups, $7.92. Used three $1.00/3 coupons: Print $1.00/3 Chobani Greek 100 here. Print $1.00/3 Chobani Greek here.
8 lb pork roast, $7.93.
2 Fresh Express salad blends, $3.00. Used two $1.00/1 from the April big book of savings.

Paid $22.34, but will get back $3.00 when I post-redeem Squish ’ems coupons to make that $19.34. Are you going this weekend for the three-day sale, too?

Mariano’s toothpaste shopping

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(Don’t worry — I’m planning to donate a bunch of this toothpaste, lol…) I also stopped by the Elmhurst Mariano’s today — I always forget to go on double coupon Wednesdays, but they’re kind of fun.

12 Crest toothpaste, $12.00. Used four $1.00/3 from the 3/29 PG.
200 sq ft Glad cling wrap, $2.69. Used a $1.00/1 Glad printable which doubled to $2.00.
Silk soy milk, $3.47. Used FREE coupon from some long ago promo. Will get back $.50 from Ibotta.
3 So Delicious yogurt, $5.97. Used three $1.00/1 printables which doubled to a total of $5.97. Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta.
Bagels, $4.20.
Bananas, $.82.
Fingerling potatoes, $1.84.
Driscoll’s raspberries, $2.00. Used a $.50/1 survey coupon which doubled to $1.00.

Paid $9.91. Will get back $1.50 from Ibotta, for a net cost of $8.41.

Honey Nut Cheerios deal at CVS — Of course more expensive here

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I tried the CVS Honey Nut Cheerios deal this morning — of course they were more expensive at my store (this is why we can’t have nice things in Chicagoland 😉 ), but:

2 boxes 12 oz Honey Nut Cheerios, $9.18. (Yes. $4.59 for a box of cereal — seriously!) Used two $.50/1 printables and $1.00/2 cereal CVS coupon from the magic machine.
5 clearance Easter candy singles, $.45.

Paid with $7.00 in ECB and $.81 in cash. Got back $6.00 in ECB for the Cheerios, for a net cost of $1.81. My receipt is not showing offer limit reached yet for the Cheerios — I’m reading that it is six, but am not sure if that is three Honey Nut and three Regular.

If Cheerios are also $4.59 at your store, buy two boxes for $9.18. Use two $.50/1 printables = $8.18. Get $6.00 ECB for a net cost of $2.18 for two, or $1.09 each. If you also have the $1.00/2 magic machine coupon, that drops to $1.18 for two, or $.59 each.

Jewel $.99 ice cream treat shopping

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After checking out the cheap cat litter at Target, I also stopped by Jewel to get pot roast on this weekend’s $2.99/lb sale, and picked up:

Pot roast, $7.42.
2 packs Essential Everyday cheese, $3.00.
Challenge Butter, $3.00. Used $1.00/1 on MyMixx. Update — Andrea and Samantha point out there is also $.75 back on Ibotta!
Friendly’s ice cream bars, $1.99. Used $1.00/1 on MyMixx.

Paid $13.68 and will get $.75 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $12.93. I know! I actually used MyMixx coupons today, lol. The Friendly’s coupon is very old, so you may not have it on your MyMixx if you didn’t clip a while ago. The Challenge butter quarters are also on sale for $3.00, not just the tubs, so you can get one of those for $2.00 after coupon if you prefer.

Money making Pantene shopping

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Decided to pop over to Target tonight to check out the Pantene deal, and just a small trip:

3 Pantene hair gel, $7.54. Used three $2.00/1 from the 3/29 PG.
4 up & up sponges two packs, $4.16. Used this $3.00/4 Target coupon.
2 Peanut Butter & Co, $7.48. Used the BOGO printable (no longer available), which randomly scanned in at $5.99. Will get $1.00 back from Checkout 51.

Got $.05 off for bringing my own bag and paid $4.46 with a gift card. Got back a $5.00 gift card for Pantene and will get back another $1.00 from Checkout 51 for a net profit of $1.54.

CVS substitution Easter shopping

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My CVS is so nice — they didn’t get in any Viva for this week’s ECB sale, so they kindly told me to get the $4.99 Bounty instead and manually generated the $2.00 ECB for me. ymmv on this one, but the deal worked out exactly the same dollar-wise as if I had bought the $5.99 Viva with the $1.00 manufacturer coupon in the 3/8 SS.

Two Glade wax melts 6 ct refill packs, $5.50. Used two $1.25/1 printable coupons. Will get back $.75 from Checkout 51.
Three Maybelline mascara, $17.97. Used the $5/$15 cosmetics coupon from the magic machine and three $2.00/1 printable coupons.
2 Snickers bars, $1.98. Used the BOGO manufacturer coupon here and the $.75/1 coupon from the magic machine.
Gold Emblem cashews, $3.99.
Zantac, $8.99. Used the $4.00/1 manufacturer coupon from the 3/1 SS and the $4.00/1 CVS store coupon here.
6 pack Bounty, $4.99 (see above).

Used a $10/$40 Happy Easter coupon that came in email and paid with $10 ECB + $2.33 in cash. Got back $11 ECB ($5 Maybelline, $2 Zantac, $2 Glade, and $2 manually generated for the Bounty-which-is-pretending-to-be-Viva). That’s a net cost of $1.33, plus I’ll get another $.75 back from Checkout 51 for a final net cost of $.58.

More produce but I’m eating ice cream shopping

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I really am eating ice cream, even though I keep buying produce! This is one reason I am not skinny… ANYway, This was $11.51 at Pete’s Market. Highlights: Organic kale for $.68. Yellow tomatoes for $.85 with $.25 back on Snap Groupon. Broccoli for $.79…