I did a quick little last minute Safeway trip with Cole this morning. I’m thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, and thought I should stock up on practically free fruit snacks for the boys’ classmates while I can.
This is what I picked up:
Have you ever seen “Simply” Fruit Snacks before? I read about them in the comments on a coupon blog and thought I would try to find them in my local store. There was only one variety (Wildberry), but according to the ingredient list, they are definitely more natural and a lot better for you than, say, Spiderman Fruit Snacks.
Still, Cole insisted on Spiderman for his class, and we picked up some bugs for Grant’s class. I typically Photoshop some cool Valentines and then attach a fruit snack. It’s a hit.
I did this in 4 transactions to take advantage of rolling the Catalinas that printed out after each transaction. All of the details are over at The Krazy Coupon Lady. And, since Oregon didn’t get doublers this week (and the printable coupons are Do Not Double anyway), my numbers were the same as hers.
5 Simply Fruit Snacks
Used $1/3 MC and $.50/2 MC (linked up at KCL)
Paid $3.45 OOP (out of pocket)
Earned a $3.00 Catalina to spend on my next transaction
5 more Fruit Snacks
Used $1/3 MC and $.50/2 MC
Used $3.00 Catalina from T1
Paid $.45 OOP
Earned a $3.00 Catalina
5 Nature Valley Granola Bars
Used in ad coupon to make them $1.77 each (expires today)
Used (2) $1/2 MCs and a .50/1 MC (also linked at KCL)
Used $3.00 Cat from T2
Paid $3.35 OOP
Earned a $3.50 Catalina
Eggs @ $1.99 with in-ad coupon
Carrots @ $2
Onion @ 79¢/lb = $.92
Celery @ $.99
Oranges @ $1/lb = $2.43
3 Nivea Lip Care at $.99 each
Used $2/2 MC and a BOGO MC from the 1/2 RP = 3 for FREE
(Our store only had 3 Nivea Lip Cares left, or I could have used 2 BOGO coupons to get 4 for free!)
Used $3.50 Catalina from T3
Paid $4.81 OOP
Total spent on this trip was $12.06
Total saved: $59.48 (or 86%)
And, yes, I did do this back-to-back in my very empty store (it’s like a ghost town out there since it is 24° outside!!). I was VERY organized (coupons on top of each transaction) and my young, female checker was very friendly. The guy behind me was impressed! Still, I was all shaky and butterflies-in-the-stomach-ish by the end. Good grief.
Has anyone else noticed the great BOGO ground sirloin sale? It’s $4.49/lb, so only $2.24/lb after BOGO savings. I’m sorely tempted to go back, except that I am stealing from my Wk 4 envelope and still have 11 days left in my month. Hopefully the sale will continue next week. Anyone have tomorrow’s ad?