Monday, June 30, 2008

June 30-Deals of the Week

So, after a rather frustrating Sunday of losing documents, I left for work today armed with my shopping list. It's amazing how quickly one can shop if you walk into a store with very specific goals in mind!

Before work, I hit Walgreens. On my lunch hour, I ran to CVS with a friend of mine who's also into these games, and then after work I popped by Dillons on my way home. Lots of shopping? Yes, but well worth it. I hate having to do multiple shopping trips throughout a week.

Walgreens: Some of my Walgreens deals were not quite as nice as I would have liked; however, like I said, I'm allowing myself some screwups as I figure this out. Some of better deals though were as follows:
  • 3 cans of Pringles for 69c each. They were on sale for 0.79 each plus I had a 0.30 off coupon on three.
  • 2 bottles of Shout - $1.00 apiece. These were on sale for $2.50 each. Plus I had a $1.00 coupon, and then there is a $2.00 rebate which will be coming in the mail. Pretty good on that particular buy, I thought!
  • 3 - 27oz bottles of Johnson baby lotion/body wash. $5.99 each, plus 3 $1.00 Walgreens coupons, plus a $1.00 manufacturer coupon = $13.97. Plus I got a $5.00 Register Reward (RR) for next time which brings it down to about $3.00 apiece. As these tend to be astronomically expensive, that made me happy!
  • And there is a chocolate bar that is intriguing me and since it cost $0.99 and has a charming 0.99 rebate - I decided to go ahead and try it. Can't argue with FREE!

CVS - There's a mascara on sale for $7.99 get $7.99 in ECBs back; however, I had to take a rain check on that item since they're all out. I love free!

So my actual major purchase was soda. Lots of soda. For those familiar with my darling husband, he likes Mountain Dew. A lot. And it's one of those more expensive purchases. Granted, the amount he drinks of this green substance has gone well down over the last year or so, but it's still a regular buy around here.

Well, I've decided the Fourth of July is a great weekend for soda deals. I bought 4 12-can boxes of Mountain Dew for $9.00. Well, $11.00 with a $3.00 ECB. That's about the cheapest you can find them at.

Except for Dillons which was selling 5 for $2.20 apiece.

Let's just say that he is thoroughly stocked up on Mountain Dew for the next 5 months! And I'm okay with that. Hopefully by the time he starts running low again, there will be another good deal around.

Dillons is having some great meat sales this week as well as soda. Lots of discounted prices and B1G1 offers. That's actually one of the best ways I've found to buy meat affordably. Buy it when they do their B1G1 sales. I won't go through all my purchases there. Let's just say that except for chicken, we're stocked up on meat for the next few months. My freezer groaneth in satisfaction, one could say. All in all, with all the purchases from Dillons today (not just meat and soda, there were other deals I picked up as well), I spent $112 (before tax) with $80.03 worth of savings. I'll accept that!

I'm planning on seeing if I can give a total spent and total saved at the end of this month. See how well that lovely budget of mine is doing with these changes being put into practice.

1 comment:

Mercutio said...

You forgot to mention that those bottles of Shout for $1 each were like 32 fluid ounces each. I may switch my drink of choice from Mt. Dew to Shout at that price.