Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Total Before Savings: $68.61
Total Coupons Used: $15.98
Total OOP: $32.28
Total Toward Grocery Spending: $18.23
2 Shaw's Ice Cream Cones - $1 ea ($1/2 Shaw's Coupon) .50 cents ea!
2 Shaw's Cool Whip - $1.69 ea ($1/2 Shaw's Coupon) $1.19 ea
2 Asian Sensations - $2.50 ea (BOGO Shaw's took $3.99 off) .51 cents ea!
1 Hood Ice Cream - $2.50
1 Mama Rosie's Lasagna - $4.19 ($1/1 Shaw's Coupon) $3.19
2 Tropicana 50 - $3 ea (2 $1/1 MFCs) $2 ea
2 Tropicana OJ - $3 ea (1 $1/2 MFC) $2.50 ea - Got MIR for free OJ
3 Stoneyfield Yogurts - .75 ea ($1/3 MFC) .42 cents ea
2 Shaw's Shredded Cheese - $1.99 ea
2 Shaw's Block Cheese - $1.99 ea
1 Sorento String Cheese - $3.49 (.50/1 MFC) $2.49
1 Smart Balance Spread - $2.50 ($1/1 MFC) $1.50 ea
1 Smart Balance Milk - $2.99 (Free if you buy Spread MFC) FREE!

Things I have Learned:

-Good thing I'm not lactose intolerant!

-My kids are getting more demanding food wise. I know that sounds silly, but really. My soon-to-be 3 year-old is getting a lot more vocal about what he wants to eat. Darn.

-Asian Sensations BOGO automatically takes off $3.99 - more than what it should! Woooot!

-Here's a coupon trick for you - I think it looks like coupon fraud but I don't think it is. Maybe someone can set me straight if it is in fact coupon fraud (just don't call the po-pos on me!)...So I had a coupon "Buy Smart Balance Spread, Get Smart Balance Milk for Free" - great coupon. Now that MFC is for the MILK. I had another coupon for $1 off any Smart Balance Spread. That MFC is for the SPREAD. That is how I got away with using both MFCs. Make sense? If that $1 off MFC was for the milk, I wouldn't have been able to use it because I already had the MFC for the free milk. But I didn't have any coupons for the spread, so I was able to use the $1 off the spread. So the butter and milk cost me $1.50! This is one of those tricky situations where you can pull shady stuff like this - it doesn't happen often, but when it does, Wooo Hoooo! I figure, if it wasn't allowed, the register would have beeped at me. It didn't.

- I got 4 Tropicana OJ's - so the register generated a mail-in-rebate to get a free one. Woohoo! If you want to do this, note that you do not have to buy all 4 Tropicana's in one transaction. It's over a period of time but I don't know the period of time off the top of my head.

- I forgot my "free" coupons - but if you still have your Shaw's freezer coupons, they don't expire until 4/2! Remember to use them!

- I have used up my "free $30" on my Shaw's Gift Card. I have $281.77 left on it.


Kara said...

I had a Buy Smart Balance spread, get Smart Balance sticks free, and I used that Q as well as a $1/1 Smart Balance Spread Q with no problem. Plus, the spreads at my Shaw's had $1/1 peelies on them! We love Smart Balance spread, Celeste put me on to it :-)

BECKY! said...

Yey Celeste! I'm a fan of any light spread that's on sale! I think you can cook with Smart Balance though too. That's probably why she likes them! The Smart Balance milk is a little funky...but it's 1% that is made to taste more like whole. I like the taste of 1%!

Anonymous said...

Hey Becky,
Where are you getting the $1/2 shaws coupons? I checked the website and did not see anything. Help!



BECKY! said...

Andrea - I assume you are talking about the Shaw's cool whip and ice cream cone ones - those came in that freezer book they were giving away a couple weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Becky.

I did not see that book at my Shaws. Thanks though...