I Went Shopping Today (Wal-Mart, CVS, Giant Eagle)

by Marcy on August 6, 2008 · 0 comments

My day started out a little rough today. I had the pleasure of picking ants off of my dog one by one after she decided to eat an ant hill for breakfast. And my 2 year old’s favorite game of the day is to pull toilet paper off of the roll and stuff as much of it down the toilet as she can instead of learning to use the potty properly. Among other things. So needless to say I didn’t have high expectations when I left the house in search of deals.

My first stop was Wal-Mart. I don’t frequent Wal-Mart very often, but I had to make a return, and wanted to purchase “All You” magazine to check out the coupons (they don’t disappoint!).

Here is some of what I purchased:

* 3 – All You Magazines (I gave one to Susan) – $1.77/ea

* 5 – Kraft Mac & Cheese – on sale $0.50/ea

* 4 – Huggies Clean Team Wipes (in the health/beauty aisles) – $0.14/ea after using $3/2 coupons

* 2 – ACT Mouthwash – on sale $2.98/ea, I used $1/1 coupons (print some here), so I got these for $1.98/ea

* 6 – Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes – $1.28/ea, I used $1/1 coupons that I printed here and here, so I got these for $0.28/ea

Just as a note, I was charged for 1 extra can of tomatoes, and one of my $1/1 coupons wasn’t scanned, so I went to customer service and they refunded me. I know that a lot of people have reported problems using internet coupons at Wal-Mart, but I didn’t have any trouble at the store I went to. I do think it varies by store (I know of one in Columbus that is a major pain when it comes to coupons).

After Wal-Mart, we grabbed a quick lunch and went to CVS. I only had $1 in ECBs, but I had a $2/$10 coupon and some diaper coupons that I wanted to use. Here is what I purchased:

* 2 Pampers Cruisers – on sale $8.88/ea, used 2- $1.50/1 coupons from 8/3 P&G insert

* 2 Johnson’s Buddies – $0.99/ea, used 2- $1/1 coupons printed here and here, so these were FREE

* 1 10-Pack disposable table covers, on clearance for $1.25

After coupons, I spent $14.23 and my free CVS item coupon that printed was for a 10-120 ct. Aspirin.

Our last stop was Giant Eagle to take advantage of the Fuel Perks/Cereal deal (which ends TODAY).

I used the coupons outlined in this post, plus I printed $0.55/1 coupons for Honey Nut Cheerios so that I could get an extra $0.20 in fuel perks. When all was said and done, I spent $21.80 on the cereal, earned $18 extra in fuel perks, and should get $10 back when I submit my Kellogg’s rebate form. Which means I will have “made” $6.20 once I redeem my fuel perks and get my rebate check.

And last but not least, I FINALLY purchased a binder and inserts for my coupons. After talking about organizing my coupons for months now, I have the supplies to do it. I sorted my coupons this morning, and hope to be sharing the finished result with you this week. I hope! I’ll be using Alyssa’s video and her tips to guide me with this project.

So there you have it. I purchased what you see in the pictures plus more for under $90. And I’m happy to say that my 2 yr. old was as cooperative while shopping as she had been uncooperative while getting ready to go. Thank goodness!


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