Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Frugal Shopping Trip

Well, this week has been a bit challenging in the way of shopping for me.  Between the weather and some other obligations I had this week, my shopping has been very minimal. (my husband is super excited about that:).  It just brings me to a point that all of us should try and remember...we can't possibly get EVERY deal that comes a long.  If you can shop that's great, if you can't shop don't fret...there will be another week with FREE toothpaste soon!  haha! I did pick up a few things today while out for an appointment.  Most of the things I was going for was out of stock, but here's a look at what I did score:

This was my shopping trip to Walgreens.  I promise I did purchase 3, but I have a little munchkin who LOVES Trail Mix and one bag didn't quite make it home:)  These were retail of $5.00 for 3 bags.  I used a RR from last week of $3.00 and got back a $2.00 RR for purchasing 3 bags, so Final Cost was FREE!!

This is from Rite Aid (I SO wanted the Betty Crocker Cake and Cookie mix, but it was all gone).  Retail Cost of these items: $22.00, after coupons and I had +up rewards from last week I actually paid $0 out of pocket!!  And I received $11.00 in +up rewards!

Just a point to remember, when using rewards from any store, you must pay the taxes with actual money.  They will not allow you to use rewards to pay the tax.  However, a few weeks ago at RiteAid, some +up rewards did not print on some items that I purchased.  The clerk put the amount of rewards onto a Gift Card which can be used for anything.  That is how I ended up leaving there with no money out of pocket.  Just wanted to clarify how I ended up with a $0 balance and to keep anyone from getting confused :)

How about YOU?? Did you get out and shop this week??? I would LOVE to hear about it!  Leave a comment below with your "brags"! Can't wait to hear them:)


  1. RESENT TRIP TO KROGER...10 packs Yakisoba, 1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese, 1 Welch's Grape Juice, 1 Tyson Anitizers, 1 Purity Choco Milk, 1 Anthos Hummas, 4 Philsbury Cinnamon Rolls, 2 Cresent Rolls, 4 Knorr Pastas, 1 Starbucks drinks, 2 Krunchez Cookie Mix, 1 Kraft Single Cheese, 1 Huggis Wipes, 1 All liquid, & 1 Land O' Lakes Ham -- Purchase amount $54.28 - ecoupons 2.40 - clipped coupons $37.80 = $14.08 actually paid!!!

  2. RESENT TRIP TO CVS...2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 3 Skintamate Shaving Cream w/ bonus razor, 2 Colgate Total, 3 Nivea Body Wash, 8 Reese's, 2 Scope Mouth Wash, & 1 Trident Gum -- Purchase amount $38.39 - clipped coupons 11.78 - EMachine coupon $2.00 = $26.61 actually paid - ExtraCare bucks printed off for next trip $11.99 = $14.62 for combined purchase!!!

  3. WOW!! That is some Super Great Shopping!! Thanks so much for posting! I love to hear about other's shopping trips:)