Friday, December 19, 2008


Total Before Savings: $99.29
Total Coupons Used: $14.30 (Should have been $15.60)
Total Cash OOP: $46.22 (Should have been $44.92)
Toilet Paper not pictured!

First, I went to a "trendier" Shaw's than my usual and I just wasn't happy. It was more crowded (but we are bracing for a snow storm here) and the register didn't double my coupons, and the cashier gave me attitude! If it wasn't for my 2 year old screaming, I would have gone to the service desk to get my whopping $1.30 back in the should have been doubled coupons. I think I'll bring my receipt back later on this week.

2.68 lbs of Grapes - $2.65
2lbs Baby Carrots - $2.99
1 Fresh Express Complete - $3.00 (.75 MFC that should have doubled)
2 Poptarts - $1.67 ea. ($1/2 MFC) - $1.17 ea!
4 Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauces - 4/$5
2 Nestle Chocolate Chips - $1.88 ea ($1/2 MFC) - $1.33 ea!
1 Pringles Mini - $2.50 ($1/1 MFC) - $1.50
2 boxes of Hanukkah Cookies to keep my kids busy - .75 cents ea.
2 Sargento Shredded Cheese - 2/$5 ($1/2 MFC) - $2 ea!
6 Philadelphia Cream Cheeses - BOGO @ $2.39 ea. (2 $1/3 MFCs) - .86 cents ea!
2 Hood Sour Creams - 2/$3 ($1/2 MFC) - $1 ea!
2 Heluva Good Cheeses - 2/$5 ($1/2 MFC) - $2 ea!
2 Heluva Good Dips - 2/$4 ($1/2 MFC) - $1.50 ea!
2 Gum Toothbrushes - $1 ea ( 2 $1/1 MFCs) - FREE!
2 Arnold Soft & Natural Breads - BOGO @ $3.29 ea (.55/1 MFC) - $1.37 ea. (Should have been $1.10 if coupon doubled).
1 Cottonelle 12 pk Toilet Paper - $5.99 ($1/1 MFC, $1/1 Store Coupon) - $3.99 pkg!

There are lots of great deals this week! Yeast, brownie mix, cake frosting, spices, etc. Make sure you print off your Shaw's Coupons at!


Heidi said...

Can you use two 0.55/1 coupons for the BOGO Arnold Deal? I'm new to this so maybe I don't understand, but I thought if there was a BOGO you could still use one coupon per item... am I misunderstanding? Thanks!

BECKY! said...

Yes you can use 2 coupons on BOGO deals! I wish I had 2 of the .55 ones for the Arnold Bread! That would be $2.20 off 2 loaves at $3.29 = $1.09 for 2 loaves!

I used 2 $1/1 MFCs for Revlon nail polish today at CVS - Revlon is BOGO Free all week.

I think technically, you are buying 2 items - you are just buying one at $0.00 so that is why you can use 2 coupons? You can also use $/2 coupons for BOGO sales. Hope this helps!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the reply, Becky, it does help. I'm so new to this, there is still a lot to learn!

I guessI was confused because there was a .50/1 IP coupon that had 4 to a page... I was confused why you would only use one. But I guess you had a clipped one for .55/1, my mistake!

Anyway, thanks for all of your tips and information. You are such an inspiration to me and your blog is my new favorite resource. Happy Holidays!

Heidi said...

I just realized you answer my original question in your sidebar... which is how I knew to ask in the first place! Duh!

Also, you changed your blog roll, my favorite part was how it showed who had updated their posts... is there still a way to see that without having to visit all of them?

BECKY! said...

I think my blog roll is the same. I didn't make any changes...sometimes Blogger acts funny and won't show the recent posts. I'll blame Blogger! ;)