I don’t have pictures, but sburiel wanted to know more about my shopping trips, so I thought I would share yesterday’s outing.
I started out at Walgreens, with no RR’s. It was weird to me, but I lost my last $1.50 RR a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t been back since, but I had $3/1 Glad Forceflex coupons that I’d printed a few weeks back (no longer available), and since my allergies are so bad, I’ve singlehandedly gone through boxes of tissue. In my first transaction, I bought 7 boxes of Kleenex at $0.46 per box after coupons and RR. I then used the RR and my $3/1 Glad coupons to buy 2 boxes of trash bags, which we had started to run low on. My target price for trash bags is less than 9 cents per bag, and these worked out to 6 cents per bag, so I’m quite pleased.
After Walgreens, I headed to Toys R Us, where I bought an 18-pack of Horizon Strawberry Singles for $12.99. That works out to $0.72 per carton, which is a good deal for these. It turns out that there is a $0.55/1 printable coupon that I could have used. Unfortunately, the Earth’s Best snacks did not appear to be on sale, but the coupon I printed doesn’t expire until April so I can wait for a sale (and the regular price at Target is less than $2, so I can always use it there).
From TRU, I went to Staples, where I picked up my free box of Coffee-Mate without any problems. I also used the 15% off printable coupon (pdf) to buy a pair of magazine holders priced at $8.99 to help organize some papers on my desk.
After Staples, I headed to Target, where I bought a canister of Quaker oats ($2.29 – $1/1 Target printable – $1/1 from 1/2 RP = $0.29); 2 boxes of Capri Sun ($2 each – $1/2 printable no longer available – $0.50/2 Target printable = $1.25 each); Target brand Claritin (no coupon), 2 canisters of Wet Wipes ($1.99 each – $1/1 printable no longer available), Finish Quantum ($2.99 – $1/1 from 1/2 SS – $1.50/1 Target printable = $0.49), and a GE Reveal light bulb (clearance price $1.08 – $1/1 from 1/9 SS – $1.50/1 previously available Target printable = $1.42 overage!). I do wish I’d known about the Planters Peanuts deal yesterday.
I was starting to feel rather tired, so I decided to go to Pavilions (our Safeway affiliate) and then head home. I picked up a gallon of organic milk, some Nabisco cookies (using the milk + cookies coupon that’s available every month), and some clearanced meat. I can never find marked down meat at Ralphs but have had pretty good luck at Pavilions, and they have a new brand that’s not organic but is hormone and antibiotic-free, which I love. I picked up a package of filet mignon for $10/lb and chicken breasts for $2.50/lb which is amazing around here.
My total spent was about $65, including tax. Although that’s a little high, it’s not bad considering half of it was on groceries – my grocery expenses are always on the high side because of the organic/hormone & antibiotic-free products that I buy. Since we can afford it, I think it’s worth the extra money to minimize the amount of unnecessary chemicals that we eat.
I will definitely make it to Ralphs sometime this week for the Mega Sale. I have some random coupons that will go well with the sale, including some free Sobe coupons (from last year’s instant win game) and a Catalina for Hot Pockets that should make it free. Thanks to Sophia and Rebecca for sharing even more deals in the comments!