Friday, September 18, 2009

Meijer: 1 Trip, 4 Transactions!

I took a picture, but my computer is not cooperating. Sorry. I was all excited to show my picture, too. :( I'll work on it...

I hit Meijer this afternoon--and BOY, did I hit it! I was out by myself and I wanted to do the "Buy 5, Get $5 off" deal. BUT there's only a limit 1! So I just had to go crazy and do 3-4 trips. First, I went in and decided to get 5 things that could sit in the car, while I went and got more. :) Plus some other stuff.

**2 Kraft Dressings $1.58, minus 2 $1.50 coupons. $0.08 each.
**8 Kraft Mac-N-Cheese Singles, minus 2 $2/4 Meijer Mealbox coupons. $4 for 8.
**1 loaf of Meijer wheat bread $0.98.
**1 3lb bag of apples $1.29.
**5 boxes of 100 Calorie Snacks (Nabisco) $2.79 each, minus 5 $1 off Meijer Mealbox coupons, minus 2 $1/2 manu. coupons. MINUS $5 off 5 deal! $1.95!
**2 Healthy Choice Mixers 2/$5, minus 2 $2 off coupons. $0.50 each.

Total after coupons: $10.05
Saved $29.12.

I took that stuff out to the car and turned right back around. :) I had one more trip of things that didn't need refrigerated, so I went for it. I also needed some pop, so I did the Buy 2, Get 3 free deal.

**5 boxes of Kool-Aid Jammers $1.69, minus 2 $1/2 Meijer coupons (only 1 went through, though). $7.45 MINUS $5 off 5. $2.45.
**5 packs of pop (7-Up/Diet Rite brand) $3.98 each. Buy 2, get 3 free. $7.96 for 5 packs.

Total after coupons: $11.14.
Saved: $17.94.

I took all the drinks out to the car. I only wanted to make one more trip so I decided to do a back-to-back transition, cause I still had two $5 off transactions I wanted to do. Thankfully the Fast Lane was open and the check out guy was not mean about doing two transactions.

**1 pack of Weight Watchers ice cream cups $2.50, minus $0.55 off coupon, doubled. $1.50.
**1 box of Nabisco 100 calorie pack snacks $2.79, minus $1 off MMB coupon. MINUS $1 off, from the Buy 5, get $5 off. $0.79!
**2 packs of Kraft singles 2/$4, minus $1/2 manu coupon, minus $1/2 Meijer coupon. MINUS $2 off from the deal. FREE!
**2 Lunchables 2/$4, minus 2 $1 off coupon, minus $1/2 coupon (I don't think this worked). MINUS $2 off for the deal. Free.
**1 package of Healthy Ones lunch meat $1.67, minus $0.55 coupon, doubled. $0.67.

Total after coupons: $2.96.
Saved: $15.50.

Similar transaction, with the 2 Kraft singles, 2 Lunchables, but 1 Kool-Aid jammer instead of 100 cal packs. Singles: Free, Lunchables, Free, Jammers $0.69 after the $5 off/5 items.

Total with tax: $0.74.
Saved: $12.38.

And then I was done! I felt a little crazy doing 4 transactions, but it was my only chance. I knew if I attempted to do ANYTHING like that with my son, I've have no hair left and he'd have no voice left from screaming non-stop for an hour. :)

Totals for the day:
Spent $24.98 for all of the above.
Saved $74.94 on all of the above!

PLUS, GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't done the Kraft Rebate deal! So I will save these receipts, plus make a quick trip tomorrow to get some more... 100 calorie packs, probably, cause I can print off some more $1 off Meijer Mealbox coupons, plus I have several more $1/2 manufacturer coupons I can use--from the Kraft coupon/calendar booklet I got in the mail. I should spend another $1.95 for 5 boxes. AND THEN! I'll send in for the $20 REBATE CHECK!! That will be AWESOME! If I added it up right, I spent about $10 on the items needed for the Rebate to work. So that's some major profit!

** You have to buy 10 Nabisco cookies or crackers (the 100 Calorie Packs count), plus 5 beverages (the Kool-Aid Jammers count), and 5 Easy Mac Single Cups to get the $20 rebate. So for 10 100 Calorie Packs it will be $3.90, plus $2.45 for the Jammers, plus $2.50 for the 5 Easy Mac cups. That's $8.85!! Wow! And I will get back a $20 check! What a deal. I'm so EXCITED! Plus the fact that I love the 100 Calorie Packs, my hubby loves the Kool-Aid, and my son loves the Mac-n-Cheese! What an awesome deal. I may just do 4 transactions again tomorrow! :) Maybe not. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Loaded up on J&J Baby Stuff!!!

I decided to do the Johnson & Johnson "Buy... Get..." deal. I don't know exactly how it goes, but I bought 10 Johnson & Johnson Baby products, and I'll get $15 towards my Sept. Rebate! I got lucky and found most of the packs (Baby Wash, Head-to-Toe Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Oil, etc) all had a smaller version of a J&J baby product attached, so I got some nice travel sized bottles (a little bigger though) along with the deal.

I bought 10 items, all $2.99 each for $29.90. Used the latest $5/$25 coupon, which took it down to $24.90. Used 10 $1 off J&J product coupons--mostly all from the J&J website. Which took my total down to $14.90! I will enter my receipts and get a $15 check back!

I still had $17.90 left of my $25 (Huggies deal) gift card, so I think I only paid like $0.50 with tax and everything. I don't have any baby showers coming up, but those would be nice gifts! But if not, we'll use them here, eventually, right?

Happy Shopping to you!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Loving Cheap Diapers!!

I got out of the house today alone. My excuse was to go to the bank, which I did. But then I quickly visited CVS and Rite Aid! I got a Jumbo pack of Huggies at CVS for $1.16 out of pocket! And at Rite Aid I got a Mega pack for $7.10 off my gift card! Yippee! I'll break it down for you:

CVS Trip 9/12
**1 jumbo pack of Huggies $8.97, minus $2 off CRT, minus $1.50 coupon. $5.47.
**1 Life Lock trial kit $2.99. Get 2.99 ECBs back
**2 Crest with Scope toothpastes. $3.49 each, minus 2 $1 off coupons. $2.49 each, get back $2.50 ECBs for each one.
**1 Purell trial size hand sanitizer $1.49, minus $1 off CRT (filler to get over $20). $0.49.

Used $4/20 coupon, plus others. Total was around $11. Used a 10 ECBs, plus $1.16 out of pocket (tax). Got back $7.99 in ECBs! I forgot about the Life Lock ECBs, so I thought I was just getting back the $5 from the toothpaste. Pleasantly surprised. Great deal!!

Rite Aid Trip 9/12
**1 Mega pack of Huggies $14.99, minus $3 off coupon and $1 off Rite Aid coupon. $10.99.
**1 Accu-Check meter $9.99, minus $9.99 coupon. Free. (used this to get up to $25 so I could use my $5/$25 coupon.)
**1 Dawn dish liquid. $0.99, minus $1 off coupon. Free.

Used the $5/$25 coupon, plus other coupons. Total after tax $7.10. Will get $2 back in Rite Aid rebate check. Total came off my $25 gift card I received from the Huggies deal a couple months ago!! Yay! I'm hoping to get some of my money back in rebates or other gift card deals, so that will be awesome if I can.

So, it was a great day! My son hates going in CVS and Rite Aid (especially CVS) so I was glad to get the opportunity to run in without him fighting me. :) He does better with Meijer and Kroger, so we may tackle those sometime soon. Happy Shopping!