Friday, January 25, 2008

Deals for the week

Tuesday was our day to set out in search of the deals. I used Money Saving Mom and Couponmom to direct me to the treasures.
After we finished school in the afternoon, we headed to the recycler first for a little cash to work with.

Our first stop was Home Depot armed with two coupons. One from Sears and one from Lowes.
We bought a plant and huge bag of soil for $6.43. Pretty good. I needed some green in my living room. That saved our family $15.00.

Next was CVS, this was not my best trip and I wasn't as prepared as I should have been. But I am still happy with the results. Here is what we got:

1 12 pack of Sierra Mist (to complete the Pepsi deal)
5 Deodorants
1 Fusion power razor
2 boxes of Honey bunches
1 Johnson and Johnson soap

Now on my list I had the CVS trash bags and two more cereals, they were out of stock of both. I had figured my total would be $56.88, so I printed the CVS 10/50 coupon. But without those items I did not have enough. I should have either purchased more or left and returned with another CVS coupon. But I did the best I could.

I paid $10.91 oop and received $35.95 in EB. Still ok. The receipt says I saved $36.51

Next stop Vons for three transactions.

The first transaction:

1 bottle of ketchup
8 cans of tomato sauce
Quaker Oats
Simple Harvest Cereal
2 Cinnamon Life
1 regular Life
Oat squares cereal
2 Quaker muffin bars
2 Special K cereal

oop $4.79, saved $56.58

2 transaction:

Quaker oats
2 Quaker instant oatmeal
Simple Harvest cereal
2 Quaker granola bars
2 Cinnamon Life
1 regular Life
Quaker Oat Squares cereal
2 gallons milk (milk right now is 2 for $6.29)

oop $5.23, saved $53.86

3 transaction:

Simple Harvest cereal
2 boxes Quaker granola bars
Quaker Cinnamon Life
Regular Life
Quaker Oat Squares Cereal
2 Quaker Muffin Bars
2 Special K cereal

oop $2.00, saved $51.45

So the grand total for the day was $29.36 oop and $213.40 saved with $35.95 still in EBs. What does all this stuff look like?

Head over to Crystal's Money Saving Mom blog to see all the great deals.