Shopping Warriors: My Very Long Shopping Trip

My hubby agreed to watch the kids so I could get in a lot of shopping yesterday. When he asked me where I was going, I said, “Everywhere!” There were quite a few deals to be snagged at several stores and since I had been sick for over two weeks, I wasn’t able to do a lot of other shopping this month. I haven’t posted one of these in awhile but I probably won’t get back to doing this weekly as they take for-ev-er to type up and I don’t always get pictures of my trips. Here’s what this trip looked like though:


Pack of Sweet Basil seeds
Pack of Shasta Daisy seeds
2 ct Crayola Poster Markers
36 Cell Greenhouse Kit
Canvas Drop Cloth for Painting (not pictured)
20lbs of Bird Seed
Chicago Tribune (full of coupons!!)
5 bags of Brach’s Jelly Beans
Perfect Mop
Wide Angle Broom (Both of those free after rebate!)
4 gallons of Deck Wash
1 Bag of Gummi Bears

Total out-of-pocket = $45.35 after tax. I have $31.50 in merchandise credits coming back to me from rebates. I have to do some painting in our kitchen so it was nice to get some supplies on a good deal.

Walgreens – (not pictured)
Dove Shampoo/Conditioner $4
*Used $1.50 off coupon from 3/28/10 Red Plum Insert
Total out-of-pocket = $2.78 and  I earned $4 in Register Rewards.

2 Packs of Huggies Pull-ups
4 cans of Lindsay Olives
Total Out-of-Pocket: $10.70 and I earned $5 in ECBs. (I used 2 – $3 off Huggies coupons and $4 in ECBs from a prior order and a $2/$10 baby purchase coupon I got from the CVS Coupon Machine.)

Ore-Ida Fries Varieties – 3 bags @ $2.50 each
Total Out-of-Pocket: $2.68. (I got one bag free and I used 2 coupons)

Dominick’s (only 6 of the 10 are pictured here)
5- 12 Packs of Pepsi Products $9.98
Total out-of-pocket: $9.67. (I found a $1/2 Peelie on the Sierra Mist)

I did this transaction twice as they said there wasn’t a limit. I wasn’t sure as the ad didn’t state a limit, but when in doubt: Ask!
Final Total: $19.34.

Jumbo Cooked Shrimp
Large Eggs
Granny Smith Apples
2 Bags of Pretzels
English Muffins
Hamburger Buns
Jalapeno Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
2 Gallons of Milk
5lb. Bag of Flour
1 Orchid (a present for my MIL for Easter)
Total out-of-pocket: $32.45

Check out the beautiful orchid: (It was on clearance for $5.99 and is going to make a nice gift!)

Local Grocery Store
6.6 lbs of Hamburger
2 Package of Kraft Cheese Singles
2 Containers of Strawberries
2 Containers of Cool Whip (both free w/ strawberry purchase!)
2 Packages of Oscar Mayer Bacon
1 Package of Healthy Ones Lunch Meat
1 Package of Organic Basil Leaves

Total out-of-pocket: $24.53. (I used 2 – $1.50 off OM Bacon coupons stacked with $1/2 off store coupon on OM Bacon, store coupon for $1/2 Kraft Cheese Slices and 2- $1 off Strawberries w/ Cool whip purchase coupons)

What was my grand total for the trip? $137.83. I also earned $31.50 in rebates for Menards, $4 in Register Rewards for Walgreens and $5 in ECBs for CVS. Not too bad of a deal for groceries, household items, diapers, a gift, coupons and some hardware and gardening items. Not to mention, we are stocked up on pop for a very, very long time! That’s such a relief. I always worry about running out and I refuse to pay full-price! I tease my hubby that if he lets that happen, he’ll just have to drink water! :) (I’m not much of a pop drinker so it wouldn’t bother me!)

Now I don’t pay full price but here’s what my “savings” totals were for the stores if I didn’t use coupons and shop sales: $154.21. Pretty crazy, isn’t it?

Were you able to find any deals for this week yet? Feel free to share a linky to your posting and not your homepage. Thanks!