Saving Green with the Queen!

The Queen of Coupons that is!

Harris Teeter 6-28-10 June 29, 2010

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 3:40 am

Spent:  $72.12

Saved:  $135.48

Total Value:  $209.60

65% savings

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For the record I did some shopping on a friend’s card last night, so I used 40 + coupons.

6 pampers diapers RC @$5.99- $1.50 Doubled = $2.99 each

3 huggies diapers RC @$5.99- $1.50 Doubled = $2.99 each

The 6 packs of pampers equals 1 LARGE case from Sam’s/ BabiesRUs which average $40.  I bought the equivalent of 1 large case for $18.

This might not seem like much, but when the only place I used to buy diapers was Sam’s this is a huge savings.  Yes, I could use coupons and wait for sales at Babies R Us and use their diaper reward program.   But when I can get them for this cheap it is hard to compare.  Both plans require work to save money.  If I didn’t partially use cloth diapers the Babies RUs option would be easier b/c I wouldn’t have to wait so long between grocery/drug store sales and then buy like crazy!

6 v8 splash @ $1.50 each

3 Danactive @ $.50 each

3 activia @ $.50 each

6 Dannon Greek yogurt $.33 each

3 Kraft Dressing $.79 each

2 lemondae $1. each

2 eggrolls $.90 each I think

3 Zatarans $1.33

Helluva Good dip FREE

2 Wacky Noodles FREE

Lipton tea $.40

Beechnut baby meals $1. each

2 tuna $1.25 each

1 tuna FREE

***splurge olives from the olive bar****

these will go well in my Italian pasta salad using my FREE wacky mac noodles!

B/c I save in a few areas it allows me to round out our meals with nice extras!

FREE

Yeah, I didn’t get to many things for free tonight, but I got a lot of good deals, especially diapers.

I didn’t think I would ever find the Dentyne gum to go with my coupons.  Yeah, everyone else knew they were free!

***Side Note***

the only reason the dip was free was b/c one of Brad’s co-worker passes her coupons onto us.   Nothing unusual there, I also get coupons from another friend.

What does bug me is that often this co-worker get BETTER OR HIGHER DOLLAR COUPONS than I get in my paper.  Even my friend who lives 1 mile from me often gets different coupons or even different inserts.  I haven’t figured out if the co-worker gets her paper daily, but my friend only get Sunday delivery just like me.  Of course when I complained to News& Record they gave me some line that they are all the same…BLAH BLAH BLAH!  So I don’t know if this is a carrier issue or there is more randomness within the coupon fliers.  I know that different regions of the state/country get different coupons and values but really even within the same delivery area.  Anyway it  is very annoying!  I have 2 more coupons for helluva dip, but they are only $.50 off so the dip will be $.50 after sale and double coupon.  I know not bad, but it still isn’t FREE.

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Harris Teeter 6-27-10 June 27, 2010

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 4:27 pm

Spent:  $28.09

Saved:  $66.95

Total Value:  $95.04

70% savings  🙂

*RITZ BOGO so $.83 eac after Q, I should have ordered more Q b/c we eat Ritz all the time, often the kids eat them in place of bread for lunch.

*Jello $.07 each after Qn

*Butterball Sausage-$1.50- I have paid less, but my q was about to expire and we really like the turkey sausage!

*Scotch Brite Sponges $.75 each

*Newspaper- my subscription expired last month.  In the past when my subscription has expired if I held out on renewing it I could negotiate a better rate.

I am highly annoyed b/c my yearly rate went up over $20.  I am sure I will renew soon, but until I get around to it expect to see me getting it from other sources.

I have been thinking maybe I should get it from CVS and let my ECB/monopoly money pay for it.

*Cottonelle evic sale $3.99 after Q

*Salad dressing & steak sauce $.50 each

*Oscar Myer Deli Creations $.50 after q

*V8 splash $1.50 each after Q & sale

I love the berry blend, I think I will have to go digging for more Qns!

FREE

I LOVE FREE GROCERIES!!!

*Wacky Mac- BOGOF

-$.50 qn bought ONLY 1 so FREE

*Nesquick $1. each

-save $1/2 = BOTH FREE after it doubled

*danimals $1.99

-$1. Q doubled FREE

*Fiber One yogurt $2.00

-$1 Q doubled FREE

*Starkist tuna salad pouch

Qn- buy 2 get 1 FREE

*Eggrolls BOGOF

-$1. Q double FREE,

unfortanately I don’t have any more $1 off Q so I will have to pay $.75 a pack for the other ones I am going to buy!

We like eggrolls so FREE is GREAT, but cheap is still good!

*Dawn $.99 each

-$1./off 2 DOUBLED so BOTH FREE

I had pushed this coupon aside several times b/c it wouldn’t double when they were on sale a few weeks ago.   But I decided to see if they were still on sale this week.

YEAH FREE dish soap.   Now if only I could find someone to wash my dishes for free.

 

Harris Teeter 6-23-10 Super Doubles June 23, 2010

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 6:21 pm

Spent:  $10.29

Saved:  $64

I think I will check my receipts later for the exact number.

I went to the Taj Ma Teeter on Friendly and had in my mind what I was going to get.  And then as I am trolling through the store I remember that they don’t double the coupons if the say DO NOT DOUBLE  so that threw my plan out the window!  I think I did okay in the end.  I have been trying to get stuff that we need or will need in the NEAR future.  It is easy to get almost free cake mix or unlimited cheap hamburger helper, but how much of that do I really need.  (Trust me we are great on both of those for some time now!)

EVERYTHING ABOVE WAS FREE AFTER SALE OR SALE + QN

 

Harris Teeter 6-22-10

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 5:59 pm

So So night.

Spent:  $82

Saved:  $100 or so

I’ll have to tally my receipts and add my exact numbers later.

Got a few things we needed like milk & cheese.  I splurged on the Butoni fresh pasta & alfredo.  It was BOGO on the pasta and 2/$6 on the sauce.  Yes, I know I could make my own alfredo for cheaper, but this is a most delicious meal for $10!  I will make some rolls and add a salad-from our garden and it will be a nice splurge!

I know the cheeries will get cheaper-at least I hope so!  But they are so good it is hard to pass up $2.48.  I also am trying to focus on buying more fresh & healthy stuff even if it is more expensive.

Had raincheck for BOGOF  NO YOLK egg noodles.  My coupons were about to expire so I had to get them tonight.  The store had an instant savings of buy 3 save $1.  I think I figured up after my BOGOF RC and 3x $.75 doubled to $1.50 each I paid somewhere around $1.60 for ALL SIX bags.  Aldi eat your heart out!

Mini Bagesl-BOGOF @ $3.99

English muffisns BOGOF

Nature’s Own BOGOF- had $.75 Q so it worked out to almost $1 a loaf.  I know I could have gotten 1 free, but since $1 is my goal for buying bread I decided to get both loaves and pay instead of getting 1 almost free and still needed bread for later in the week.  We go through 1-2 loaves a week depending on how often and who exactly is eating sandwiches for lunch.

Large bottles Dawn $.99

Most of the BBQ sauce was $.50…that sucks…if I had waited for Super Doubles some of it would have been FREE!  Oh Well!!!

Sponges BOGOF -$.75 off 2 q= $.75 each  that is a good price and the sale is going for another week.  I need to get some rainchecks for that just in case they don’t get them in b/4 the sale ends.

Milk $2.47  I don’t really pay much attention to the price of milk, b/c I have to buy it regardless.

Kraft Cheese Special  Buy 3 save $3 instantly.

Once per transaction.  (Note once per transaction, not once per day, or once per transaction… that leaves me feeling completely guiltless over doing these types of transactions numerous times. I did this 4 times.  Based on how much cheese we eat, I probably should have done it until I ran out of coupons!)

This worked wonderfully b/c I had a bunch of various Q I have been collecting.

I did this-2 Qn

1.  buy 2 Kraft cheese save $1.

I bought 2 blocks @ $1.69 each

2. save $1 on Kraft Deli Deluxe cheese- $4.49

So I bought 2 8oz blocks & 1 16 oz Deli Deluxe after $3 instant savings + $2 in above coupons each transaction was $2.97 for 3 packs of Kraft cheese.

Super Doubles start on Wednesday and I don’t know how much shopping I will be doing.  I am working hard to stay under $600 this month.  Sometimes the best way to save money is not to spend it…even when it is a smokin’ deal.  One thing I have started to notice is that smokin’ deals seem to come around every so often, so even if I miss a few there will always be more!

 

Walmart 6-21-10

Filed under: Wlamart — queen620 @ 5:35 pm

Okay all of those were free, but I spent $19 on all the food that didn’t make it in the picture!

3 packs hotdog rolls

cole slaw

2 cans bush’s baked beans

white grapes

& I am hoping I forgot a few things, b/c $19 seems like a lot to spend on those few items!

 

CVS 6-20-10 June 21, 2010

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 1:57 pm

Spent:  $8.81

Saved:  $36.22

Total Value:  $45.03

80% savings

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Regina:  Huggies $19.99

Bubble gum $.44=  $21.71

-$4 off $20, – $3 Huggie Qn, – 11 ECB= $18 in savings

s0, $21.71- $18= 3.71 OOP

10 ECB back for HUGGIES

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Brad

-1 Colgate $2.99 – $1 off Q

-Baby Orajel $1.62 – $1 Qn

-2 Qtip on clearance $.99 each

= $ 5.10 OOP,

got back 2 ECB colgat, 1 GreenBag Tag

 

Walmart 6-19-10

Filed under: Wlamart — queen620 @ 1:18 pm

Walmart

Spent $17.

Saved:  $12

(More free wipes…no problems this time!)

I also bought a large bunch of bananas.  I was shocked after deciding what what birthday cake to make for Noah to discover that I had no plain vanilla canned frosting.  So we had to go to Walmart.  I didn’t have time to look for a sale or a coupon.  I know back to shopping like I would have this time last year.  That is okay the great thing about extreme couponing is that I have fewer NEEDS and don’t do this very often.