Our contributor Lezlie went shopping at Krogers, CVS, Albertsons, and Walmart this morning and spent $99.10 and after sales and coupons her out of pocket cost was $24.54, roughly a 75% savings. This is her trip, we wanted to share with you how her shop went so hopefully you can learn how to apply your needs to the great deals.
I love sharing other people’s shopping trips besides our own so you can see it from another perspective!
Here were the highlights:
They are running a 10 for 10 sale but these were the best deals I found.
(you can find all the coupons she is referring to in our coupon database)
Beggin Strips dog treats – $3.99 on sale BOGO- use the BOGO mfg. coupon (exp 7/31) – nets out to FREE
Frenchs Mustard – $1.00- use the .30/1 mfg. coupon – net cost .10
Gain Detergent – $4.99 on sale – use the $2/1 mfg. coupon- net cost $2.99 (reg. price is $6.73)
Ivory Body Wash – $1.00 – use the .50/1 mfg. coupon (exp 7/31) – net cost is FREE
Oral B Toothbrushes – $1 – use the $2/2 mfg. coupon (exp 7/31)- net cost is FREE
Oscar Mayer Bologna- on sale for $1
General Mills Cereal/ Nature Valley Granola Thins – $2.79 buy four get 2 gallons of milk free
**Note** the sale is for the 8.9-14oz size – there are better sales elsewhere unless you need two 2 gallons of milk. Lots of mfg. coupons available to make this a better.
*******NOTE***** If you shop at the Krogers on Faithon P. Lucas in Mesquite, they have implemented a new coupon policy. EFFECTIVE immediately they will only double **1** coupon for an item. They will accept ***3*** coupons, the others will be at face value. Example- the Colgate toothpaste on sale for $1 they will double one .50 coupon, they will accept 2 more but they will be put thru at .50.
As of right now the store on ELAM road is still unlimited – however the assistant manager told me they were most likely going to implement changes in the near future.
Also if you download e coupons to your Kroger Plus Card – these coupons will be taken off automatically, they will not double and you cannot stack them with a paper mfg. coupon. Be careful of what you download, many times the paper coupons are a better deal.
Albertsons: Beltline store in Mesquite
***Note*** In the front of the store there are quite a few sales tables set up with some pretty good deals- too much to list, if you are in the area you may want to check them out.
They are running a MEGA SALE – buy 10 save 5, buy 20 save 10 etc. There are some good deals but these were the ones I found to be the best. (Prices shown are after 10)
Pillsbury Brownie Mix – .69 – use the .40/1 coupon – net cost is FREE
Pillsbury Frosting – .99 – use the .40/1 – net cost is .19
Colgate Toothpaste- .99 – use the .50/1- net cost is FREE
Colgate Toothbrush- .99- use the .40/1- net cost is .19
Pop Secret Popcorn- .88- use the .50/2- net cost is .38 a box
Velveeta cheese – $3.99
Albertson’s- Kellogg’s frosted flakes, fiber plus (.70 printable) rasin bran 12-25oz boxes (larger size) – on sale for $2.49
***NOTE*** You may price match these at Walmart, they will honor the buy 10 price. I purchased the Velveeta cheese for $3.99, (Walmart price is $5.69)
The CSM told me they would honor the price and I did not have to purchase 10 items. This was great news- I didn’t want to have to buy another 9 items to get the cheese for the sale price.
I was in the area so thought I would drop in and scan my card- still trying to get the $3/15, $5/20 or the $2/2 shampoo coupons from the magic machine. No luck and probably my last trip this week. I did purchase the Visine shown in the picture. They are $1.99 and I had the $2/1 printable coupon from a few weeks back – so net was two for FREE. The cashier asked that I call and complete the survey and gave me a FREE snickers bar. GREAT DEAL!
I did not find to much to get exited about. There are some store coupons that are decent in particular a mega freezer coupon that lists several items all for $1. Example – Popsicle novelties – 8 ct – $1
Check your coupons – many are expiring on 7/31- and you may want to use them.
I purchased the Pedigree Dog Food at Walmart using my BOGO coupons. The food is .84 a can and is cheaper here than Albertsons or Krogers (1.19 a can)
CVS- SALE HIGHLIGHTS – 7/31
Bic Soliel Shimmer Razor or Cartridges – $5.99 – $3 register reward – $3 mfg. coupon (7/10SS) – net cost FREE
Skinny Cow Singles- .99 – .99 register reward – BOGO printable coupon – net cost is 2 for FREE
Walgreens- SALE HIGHLIGHTS- 7/31
Keri lotion – $6.99 – $5 register reward- $2 mfg. coupon (mfg. coupons expire on 7/31 and oct – also a printable coupon)- Net cost is FREE
Allegra 24hour – 5ct- $6.99 – $7 register reward – $2 mfg. coupon (printable from website)- Net cost is $2 PROFIT
Head and Shoulders – 2/$8- $2 register reward- BOGO mfg. coupon (expires 7/31) – Net cost is $2 or $1 a bottle
Pantene Hair Care- 2/$7- $2 register reward- use the $3/2 coupon (expires 7/31) – Net cost is $2 or $1 a bottle
Cottonelle Bath Tissue- (blog states this must be done on 7/31 to get this deal) Buy 2 12 packs use 2 – .75/1 mfg coupon or 2 .50/1 (printable) and $1/1 walgreens coupon found in the August coupon book- receive a $3.50 register reward – net cost is as low as $1.50 a 12 pack.
Complete multipurpose solution $8 – $8 register reward – net cost FREE *
Celadrin inflameaway joint health – $10 – $10 register reward – net cost FREE *
Crayola classic washable markers $2 – $2 register rewards – net cost FREE
Goody Color collection snap clips – $2- $2 register reward – net cost FREE
Oral B Advantage toothbrush- 2/$5 – $2 register reward – $2/1 mfg coupon (expires 7/31) use 2 – net cost $1 PROFIT
Renew life first cleanse – $20- $20 register reward – net cost is FREE *
Walgreens – Sale startes 7/31- Kelloggs select cereals 12-180z (smart start, special k and rasin bran crunch – shown in pic) nutrigrain bars -8ct, special k -6pk (just received an email for new special k coupons this a.m.) and rice Krispie treats – $4/10- less $5 register reward – less mfg. coupons – great deals
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