Friday, January 8, 2010

Shaw's Run - CAT Doubles

Total Before Savings:  $60.52
Total Preferred Savings:  $16.10
Total Coupons Used:  $19.40
Cash OOP:  $25.02
CATS Earned:  $13.50
Box Tops Earned:  100 (Equals $10 for my son's school)

CAT (x2)
10 Steamers - PSP $2, Sale $1.49 ($6.80 in coupons)  .81 cents ea
2 Cheerios - PSP $3.49, Sale $2.22 (2 .55/1 MFCs) $1.12 ea
5 B.C. Fruit Snacks - PSP $2.99, Sale $2.50 (3 .40/1 Doubles, 1 $1/2) $1.82 ea

This scenario popped out $13.50 OYNP coupons and 100 Box Tops.

Other Things
Gordon Grilled Fish - $2.66 (.50/1 MFC from paper) $1.66
2 Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles (Yolk Free) - .99 ($1/2 MFC from paper) .49 ea
1 Cottonelle Wipes - $2.79 ($2/1 MFC spit out at Shaw's register 2 weeks ago) .79
2 Nature's Pride Double Fiber Bread - $2.50 (2 .75/1 MFCs Double printed 2 weeks ago) $1 ea!

Things I Learned -

- Yey!  This CAT doubles! 

-  Watch out on the fruit snacks.  Some varieties have a PSP of $2.50.  This might mess up your scenarios if you grab these.  The Spiderman, Scooby Doo, & WonderPets were all $2.99. Other varieties were $2.50.

-  The Steamers are a great deal. People might not know this, but they are just pure vegetables with "a trace of salt".  There is no sauce or anything like that in them (unless you grab those varieties).  So if you need frozen vegetables for recipes, these are a great option this week.  Especially with all the printable coupons on the 4 known coupon sites.

-  Do you not have kids?  What are you going to do with those box tops?  You could donate them to your local school or a relative/friend with kids.  But if you are looking to make a few bucks, apparently there is a market for them on Ebay.  Sounds crazy, but they go for almost face value.  I would never buy them off Ebay (If I wanted to give extra money to my kid's school, I'd just fork over the cash) - but apparently some schools in America compete to be "the best" and all that other crazy stuff.  So if you do a few rounds this week and have a bunch of those 50 Box Tops coupons (worth $5 for a school) - consider selling them as a bundle on Ebay.

-  This is a great example for those who say "I don't cut coupons because I eat healthy and there aren't coupons for healthy products."  Besides the fruit snacks (which, are fat free, so they have that going for them) - everything I bought is "healthy" - at least in my book.  I used a coupon for every single item I purchased today. 


Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Hey Becky! Great trip! If you want Gorton coupons you can check this out:


Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Hey Becky! Where is your contact information? On a whim I used Mr. Linky for shopping trips today. I'd like to invite you to link up your Shaw's Catalina trips. We could all learn alot from you. Link up here:


Thankfully Thrifty said...

Who knew you could sell them? My goodness! Haha.
You did well nonetheless! What's CATS?