Saving Green with the Queen!

The Queen of Coupons that is!

Walmart 7-2-10 July 11, 2010

Filed under: Wlamart — queen620 @ 2:39 pm

Not everything from today came out of my grocery fund.  I also lost my receipt so I am going to guess:

Spent:  $75

Saved:  $45 or so.  It was an odd trip!

14 packs FREE pampers wipes

$28 savings

Also spent WAY to much on other stuff.

I had several coupons and bought 4 cases mason jars and lots of canning lids

I also bought lots of other needed items.  At least I hope they were needed b/c I didn’t take a photo so I really don’t remember anything except wipes and canning supplies!

This was great.  I took my ALDI flier with me and price matched all of the above items.  I think I save almost $5 just by doing that.


Farmer’s Market 7-3-10

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen620 @ 2:29 pm

Spent $67 fruit & veggies

Spent:  $20 in pectin and other supples

Saved: $112


* Peaches 35lbs $7

*Blackberries 1 1/2 gallons $48

*Corn on Cob $4.

*Seedless Watermelon $4.

*Sweet Potatoes $4.


Had a great trip to the farmer’s market.  We decided to spend a little more on the blackberries than we spend at the Upick farm.  It has been so hot the thought of going out with all 4 kids to pick berries isn’t very appealing!

*We finished with 20 pints peach jam

& 15 or so pints blackberry syrup

*So how is that price wise???

I normally only buy ALL FRUIT SPREADS like polaner all fruit so at $.28 an oz –

(price came from Harris Teeter ExpressLane, yes I know I wouldn’t pay that price I would wait for a sale, but I also won’t skimp on this so if I were out I would pay that price.)

Each 16 oz pint would cost $4.46each

$4.46 x 20 pints=$89

Including pectin, peaches and canning supplies ( already had the jars so only had to buy lids)=

$17 or so for 20 pints

$89- $17= $72 savings over the year


Blackberry Syrup if I am comparing the blueberry/boysenberry syrup price on HTexpress Lane at $.39 an ounce

I would have spent $94.  I spent $54 for my 15 pints

$94-$54 = $40 savings

We intentionally made lots of syrup this year so we would be able to give some away at Christmas!

I also like knowing exactly what is in our syrups and jams.


Harris Teeter 7-6-10

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 2:05 pm

Spent:  $53.90

Saved:  $55.99

Total Value:  $ 109.89

51% savings

I know my numbers weren’t very high tonight, but a few of the items I wanted were on sale, but I didn’t have any Qns.

The Skippy PB was BOGO and I wanted to make use we had plenty of PB so I bought a few jars.

I have been trying to focus on buying HEALTHY items that are on sale.  I have also been trying to buy lots of fresh produce even if it means spending more money.

Egg rolls were BOGO so $1.25 or so

Angel Soft $3.99

Dannon yogurt $1.

Heluva dip $.50

3 colgate toothbrushes FREE

3 colgate toothpaste FREE

Overall not a real busy week, but the PB alone was worth a trip!


Food Lion 7-6-10

Filed under: Food Lion — queen620 @ 1:56 pm

Spent:  $55.76

Saved:  $123.50

Total Value:  $179.26

69% savings

Okay, Food Lion had a few great deals going on.  First was buy 5 of certain dessert items save $5. instantly.   Limit 1 per transaction.

Also, buy any 5 specified Kraft items save $5 instantly.  Limit 1 per transaction.

I was able to pair these two promos with some GREAT coupons and really save some $$.  I did LOTS of transactions.

*14 whole fruit popsicles-averaged $1 a box

*6 cool whip-FREE

*Kraft Shredded Cheese 15- averaged $.50 each

*10 Kraft sliced cheese averaged$1 each

*3 Oscar Mayer Shaved Meat -averaged $1.50 each

*6 Smuckers IceCream topping averaged $.20 each

*4 Cereal BOGO $1.25 each (not as cheap as I like to pay, but we are running out of kid cereal!)

*Capri Sund $.07  had a Food Lion internet coupon for $2. off

(I am a little leary of these b/c I printed this straight from FL website and yet the manager kept asking where I got it from b/c it didn’t look real?!?)


CVS 7-3-10

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 1:36 pm

CVS 7-3-10

Spent:  $4.65

Saved:  $27.96

Total Value:  $32.61

86% savings



I spent more ECB than usual, but that is the thing about my monopoly money sometimes I use it to buy things I need.  Today I needed grape juice so I was willing to overpay a little on the juice to use my monoploy money aka ECB.  I also wanted to get some more John Frieda stuff b/c I love this stuff and it has been a great deal this month!