Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shaw's!

Total Before Savings: $275.88
Coupons Used: $70.53
Cash OOP: $107.42
***I had a $20 off $120 purchase that I just wanted to use. I got a lot for it***
.67 lbs of Plum Tomatoes - $1.20
1 Mango - $1
5 lbs bag of Idaho Potatoes - $1.99
1 bag Fresh Express Lettuce - $2
2 1lbs containers of Strawberries -$1.69 ea
9.21 lbs of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast - $18.33 ($1/3 lbs Shaw's Coupon, $3 off any Chicken) $14.33 or $1.55 lbs.
1.81 lbs Shoulder Steak - $5.41 ($1.50 Off Peelie) $3.91
1.04 lbs Shoulder Steak - $3.11 ($1 Off Peelie) $2.11
1 Shaw's Strawberry Syrup -$2
1 Pack of Ramen Noodles - $1.25 (My great splurge!)
1 Shaw's Syrup - $1.77
4 boxes Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $2.50 ea (2 .75/2 MFCs DOUBLE) $1.75 ea
4 Apple & Eve Juices - $1.67 ea (2 $1/2 MFCs) $1.17 ea!
1 Kraft Salad Dressing - $1.67 ($1.50/1 MFC) .17 cents!
2 5 lbs bag Domino Sugar - $2.99 ea (.65/2 MFC) $2.34 ea!
1 Bertolli Tomato Sauce - $2.50 (.60/1 MFC DOUBLES) $1.30!
2 Ortega Refried Beans - $1.33 ea ($1/2 MFC) .83 cents ea!
2 12 count PopTarts - $2.50 ea ($1/2 MFC) $2 ea
6 Dole Pineapple Cups - $2 ea (3 $1/2 MFCs) $1.50 ea!
2 Macaroni & Cheese Crackers - $1 ea
2 Suddenly Salads - $1.50 ea (2 .40/1 MFCs DOUBLE) .70 ea!
2 Nature's Pride Bread - $2.50 ea ($1.10/2 Peelie) $1.95 ea!
4 Boxes of Kellogg's Cereal - 4/$10 ($4/4 Shaw's Coupon, 4 $1/1 MFCs) .50 cents ea!
2 Hood Mini Ice Cream Cups - $1 ea (BOGO MFC) .50 ea!
2 Hood Ice Creams - $2.50 ea ($1/2 Shaw's Coupon) $2 ea!
2 Eskimo Pie Popsicles - $2.50 ea ($1/2 MFC) $2 ea!
2 Dozen Eggs - $1.79 ea
3 Smart Balance Butter Sticks - $2.99 ea (3 $1/1 MFCs) $1.99 ea
1 Yo Crunch Yogurt - $2.50 (.75/1 MFC DOUBLES) $1!
1 Shaw's Block Cheese - $1.88 (.40/1 Shaw's Coupon)
20 Yoplait Yogurts (2 $1/10 Shaw's Coupon, .40/6 MFC DOUBLES, 2 1 Cup Free WYB 6) - $8 or .40 cents ea!
2 Daisy Sour Cream - $1.99 ea ($1/2 MFC) $1.50 ea
2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Blocks - $1 ea (.12/1 Shaw's Coupon, $1/2 MFC) .44 ea!
3 Packs of Ball Park Franks - $2.50 ea ($2.50/3 Shaw's Coupon, $1/2 MFC) $1.33 ea!
1 12 pack Cottonelle TP - $6.99 ($2.11/1 Shaw's Coupon, $1/1 MFC from machine right there) $3.88!
2 Wisk Laundry Detergent - BOGO Free @ $7.69 (2 $1/1 MFCs) $2.85 ea!

Things I have learned -
- Do not, under any circumstances go to a lane with a middle aged woman who wishes she was a store manager. I was all happy in my lane with my bubbly red-headed teenager who is actually a lot smarter than she looks - then the evil one comes up and says "I can take you at Lane 9." Great. I had a stack of coupons higher than the Prudential and she literally read everyone out loud with expiration date. Not fun.
- It was HARD to get to $120 post coupons. I actually went over. I was at about $83 once I completed my list (there were some things they were out of). I ended up filling it with some meat, fruit snacks, etc.
- The last time I went grocery shopping was May 1st. So not too bad for not grabbing food in 10 days.
- I'm trying to shift into a healthier lifestyle. You can't tell from my Ramen Noodle and Ice Cream purchases, but really, I am.
- I absolutely LOVE going grocery shopping without my kids. It's the most relaxing, fun thing ever.
- If you haven't already, check out Coupons.com. There are some great coupons on there ($1/1 Kellogg's cereal, $1/1 Kraft BBQ Sauce (this goes on sale for $1 at Shaw's in the summer - so it will be free), Crystal Light coupons, Fruit Snacks, etc!
- The Cottonelle - which is $4.88 with the Shaw's Coupon from the circular had a little machine RIGHT IN FRONT OF IT filled with $1/1 MFCs! Remember you can use Store Coupons with MFCs! Be on the look out for great finds like this!

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow. That's A LOT of stuff!

One quick question:
Did your $20 off $120 say it had to be after all other coupons? If not, couldn't you give it to them first?

(I feel like I've read somewhere about people stacking the $x off $y coupons, starting with the highest value and just moving down. I never get any of those, so I really don't know!)
Thanks!

BECKY! said...

Hi Heidi! Are you in CA now?

The coupon did say "after all coupons and discounts." I've heard of people using them post coupons, but I didn't want to take the chance. I knew I was going to be spending $83 so what was $20 more for $50 worth of stuff?

I think it just depends on your cashier and how anal they are about the coupons - but legally, yes, after all coupons.