Detroit Deal Diva

Archive for December 2010

This was a really short trip.  As I mentioned in my Target post I was not in a shopping mood.  I just popped in to get a couple of deals on some of the sales items. 

  • (2) Land O’ Lakes spreadable butter .99 ea.
  • (2) Heluva Dips $1.00 ea.
  • Capri Sun 100% Juice 10 ct. $2.99
    • Catalina coupon for free box
  • (2) Bell Peppers $1.00 ea.
  • (12) Hormel Chilli No Beans $1.25 ea
    • (3) $1/4 MMB
    • (4) $1.50/3 MQ
  • (4) Hormel pepperoni $1.00 ea.
    • (4) .55/1 MQ  11/7/10 SS
  • (2) Marie Callender frozen entrees $2.00 ea. (1 isn’t pictured) 
  • (2) Campbell Chunky Soup

OOP $12.13  Saved$38.42

Received a catalina for .50/1  Heluva dip. 

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Yesterday’s trip was pretty good. especially since I was not in a shopping mood.  Before I hit the aisles, I stopped at Customer Service to return the Gas-X from last week’s trip. If you missed my last Target post, I mentioned that during my last trip, the store cheated me our of $9.00 in coupons.  I never keep items that I get cheated on, so I returned the merchandise and got my money back. That is easier than fighting with the store about missed coupons.  I got back $8.46 which just about covered the $9.00.

Target is infamous for cheating you out of your coupons, I can’t stress enough, the need to thoroughly review your receipt when shopping there.  Yesterday, they charged me for an unwanted item and they missed $1.50  in coupons. Thankfully, I caught the mistakes before I left the store and I was able to get my $2.59 back.    If you take in to account the $8.46 I got back,  I actually came out $6.06 ahead on this trip.  My OOP for this trip was only $2.40.

 

  • Energizer rechargeable battery $10.59
    • Free coupon (I do not remember where I requested it from)
  • (3)Hershey kisses $2.50 ea
  • (4) Planters sunflower kernels $1.67 ea.
  • Lipton green tea $2.19
    • $1/1 TQ (Pharmacy Mailer)
    • $1/1 printable MQ
  • (4) Skinny cow cups $1.22 ea.
    • $1/1 MQ
  • Up hand sanitizer .99
    • .50/1 TQ (Pharmacy Mailer)
  • (2) Halls cough drops $1.39 ea.
    • $1/1 TQ (Pharmacy Mailer)
    • $1/2 MQ
  • (2) Premium Saltine crackers $1.99 ea.
  • (2) Philly cream cheese $1.19 ea.
  • (4) Suave deodorant  .97 ea

OOP $2.40 Saved $45.90

Note: I have to thank my friend and colleague Val for the  Target Pharmacy coupon mailer.  I never get the Target mailers, so I was  really happy she gave me hers. 

Before I started couponing, Walmart was my go-to store for  most of my groceries and household purchases.  Unfortunately, Walmart does not double coupons nor do they have their own store coupons.  Since Walmart lacks those two essential money-saving benefits, I do not shop there very often. Occasionally,  Walmart does offer the best deal on some items so, I make at least one or two visits per month.   In an effort to use some coupons before they expired I made an “emergency” trip on November 30 and then to my own surprise,  I made another trip on Saturday.  They were both good trips and I got a lot of free “stuff’.”

November 30 Trip

  • Pringles Extreme $1.67
    • Free coupon from FB
  • (6) Gain dish detergent  .97 ea.
    • (6) $1/1 MQ 
  • Sobe water $1.00
    • Free coupon from Heads or Tail contest
  • (4) Tide (travel size) .97 ea.
    • (4) $1/1 MQ 
  • (2) Ivory bar soap $1.02 ea.
    • (2) $1/1 from P&G Mailer
  • Campbell soup $2.08 (Not pictured)

OOP $1.82 Saved $14.67

December 4 Trip 

  • Poinsettia $3.50 (Not Pictured)
  • (2) Cottenelle Fresh wipes $2.48 ea.
    • (2) Free coupons (Snail Mail)
  • (2) Welchs Essentials juice $2.50 ea.
    • (2) Free coupons (Snail Mail)
  • (3) Old Spice body wash (travel size) .50 ea.
    • (3) $1/1 MQ P&G Mailer (The cashier wouldn’t give me the overage)
  • Mitten clips $2.00
  • Hat $2.50
  • Baby Toothpaste $2.97
  • Advil $3.62
    • Free coupon (Snail Mail)
  • (7) Morton sea salt $1.00 ea. 
    • $1/1 MQ 11/14/10 RP

OOP $12.23   Saved $22.08

I haven’t shopped much in the last few weeks so, I was excited to get out this weekend. It was a marathon shopping day. I hit several stores and between trying to get all of my deals and Christmas shopping for my daughter,  I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I managed to save a ton of money at Target this week ($115.98 according to my receipt.)  I was cheated out of $9.00 in coupons, so I have to return a couple of items but, otherwise it was a pleasant trip. 

Purchases made in two transactions.

  • (4) AirWick candles $2.99 ea.
    • (4) $3/1 MQ 11/14/10-SS
  • (4) Tide (travel side) .97 ea
    • (4) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (6) Sleepshirts $1.98-3.24 ea.
    • (2) $10/3 TQ
  • KitKat $1.00
  • (2) 7 ct. Nescafe stick pack  $1.00 ea.
    • (2) .75/1 printable
  • Market Pantry Bagels $1.24
  • (3) Healthy Choice frozen meals $1.79 ea.
    • (1) B1G1 (Snail Mail Q)
    • (1) $1/2 MQ 10/17/10-SS
  • (2) CPK Pizzas $2.89 ea.
    • (2) $1.50/1 printable
  • (4) Vaseline Lotions $2.69 ea.
    • (4) $1/1 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (4) $1.50/1 TQ
  • (6) Softsoaps $1.00 ea.
    • (3) $1/2 TQ (Target mailer)
  • (4) Suave deodorants .97 ea.
    • (4)  .75/1 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (2) $1/2 TQ
  • (3) Suave shampoo .99 ea.
    • (3) $1/1 TQ
  • (3) Degree deodorants (travel size) .97 ea.
    • (3) $1/1 TQ
  • (7) Gillette Shave Gel (travel size) .97 ea.
    • (7) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (2) NYC nail color $1.72 ea.
  • (5) Herbal Essences .97 ea.
    • (5) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (2) Vaseline Lip therapy $1.02 ea.
    • (2) $1/1 printable (no longer available)
  • (3) Up pantyliners .89 ea.
    • (3) .75/1 TQ
  • (2) Gas-X chewable tablets $3.98 ea.
  • Crayola crayons $1.97
  • Crayola Toy $5.99
    • $2/1 MQ (Sent from Pamper)
    • $1/1 TQ (Target Mailer)
  • (4) Friskies cat treats $1.42 ea.
    • (2) $2/2 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (2) $1/2 TQ
  • Leap Frog toy $19.99 (Not pictured)
  • OOP $46.71  Saved $115.98 


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