Frugal Finds Friday

Great deals on meat and other groceries this week at Rainbow!¬† ūüôā¬† I was shopping for 2 extra, and very special people this week, so I spent more than I ordinarily would for just Jared and I.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts:¬† On sale for $1.99 a lb…paid $5.50

Chicken thighs:¬† On sale for $0.69 a lb…paid $3.19

Ground Beef:¬† On sale for $1.96 a lb…paid $5.88

Apples:¬† On sale for $0.99 a lb…paid $3.68

Celery:  On sale for $0.98

Carrots:  On sale for $0.49

Cilantro:  $0.79

Broccoli:  On sale for $1.69 each

Organic Girl salad mixes:¬† Originally $3.99, on sale for BOGO…paid $1.98 each.

Frozen Corn:¬† Originally $1.75, on sale for $1.00, used a $0.35/1 coupon…paid $0.65.

Sour Cream:  Originally $2.69, on sale for $1.50.

Cottage Cheese:  Originally $2.99, on sale for $1.98.

Land O’Lakes half & half:¬† $1.84, used a $0.50/1 coupon that doubled…paid $0.84.

Tortillas:  $1.59

Sargento sliced cheese:¬† Originally $3.99, on sale for $3.00, used a $0.55/1 coupon that doubled…paid $1.90.

Orange jello:  $0.79

Kidney beans:  $0.99

Pretzels:  $2.55

Dole canned pineapple:  $1.59, used a $0.75/1 coupon that doubled and paid $0.09.

Old Orchard cranberry juice:¬† Originally $2.87 each, on sale for $2.29 each, used a $1/1 coupon that doubled…paid $0.29 each.

Dr Pepper Ten:  $1.66, used a free product coupon and it became FREE.

Total OOP:  $42.33
Total Saved:¬† $34.36 … … … … …that’s 45%

I also ran to Jubilee for cheese ($1.70 a bag-woohoo!!!), lunch meat, cream cheese, and butter.  I spent $12.00.

Frugal Finds Friday

I took a week off from couponing, due to the fact that I wasn’t feeling¬†well and I had¬†most meal ingredients on hand already.¬† I planned on just purchasing a few essentials from Jubilee,¬†the grocery store across the road from our apartment.¬† While I was in Jubilee, I found some good sales…including cheese…yay!

16 oz bags of cheese:¬† $3.49 each….or $1.75 for 8 oz (not perfect, but a lot better than I have been paying!)
Butter:¬† $3.34¬†(I know, yikes!¬† But, I refuse to buy margarine even¬†if butter’s not on sale)
Half & Half:  $1.69
1 dozen eggs:  $1.31
Kemps sour cream:  $2.65
Frozen vegetables:  $1.00
Steak (yum ;)):  $3.79
Braeburn apples:¬† $0.99 a lb…paid $3.47
Lettuce:  FREE (with $15 purchase)
Total OOP:  $27.67

I also ran into Rainbow for 3 cans of cream soups, a pack of chicken breasts, ginger ale, carrots, and celery.  I spent $12 at Rainbow. 

So, even though I didn’t coupon, I still spent within our weekly budget and found some good deals.¬† Sometimes, couponing isn’t always possible…and that’s ok!¬† You just have to work with what you can!

Frugal Finds Friday

I did a good bit of shopping this week.¬† At Rainbow I bought a Brita filter, Pyrex dish, and batteries¬†which didn’t come out of our grocery/personal care budget, so my grocery total was actually lower than what I spent.

Transaction #1:
Riceland Brown Rice:¬† Originally $1.45, on sale for $1.30…used a $0.50/1 newspaper insert coupon that doubled and paid $0.30.

CoffeeMate Natural Coffee Creamer:¬† Originally $2.69, on sale for $2.50…used a $1/1 printable coupon that doubled and paid $0.50.

Hidden Valley dressings:¬† Originally $3.75 each, on sale for $3.00 each.¬† Used a $1/1 newspaper insert coupon that doubled and an awesome “Save $1 on produce when you buy 2 Hidden Valley dressings” coupon that doubled.
Celery:  Originally $1.49, on sale for $0.99
Onions  $0.98.
Final Price for Dressing and Produce:  Paid $3.97 for bundle, or $0.99 each.

Brita water filter:¬† Originally $17.79, on sale for $14.23…used a $4/1 newspaper insert¬†coupon and paid $10.23.¬† Also received a $3 catalina that I used on my next transaction.

Edge shaving cream:¬† $2.49…used a $0.75/1 newspaper insert coupon that doubled and paid $0.99.

Total OOP:  $17.14
Total saved:¬† $18.41… … … … …that’s¬†52%

Transaction #2:
Mrs. Dash Chipotle Blend:¬† Originally $2.85, on sale for $2.50…used a printable $1/1 coupon that doubled and paid $0.50.

Ortega salsa and taco seasoning packet:¬† $2.78 and $0.89 each…used a printable $1/1 coupon that doubled and paid $1.67 for both, or $0.84 each.

Old Orchard Cranberry Juice:¬† Originally $2.95 each, on sale for $2.69 each…used printable $1/1 coupons and paid $0.69 each.

Energizer AA batteries:¬† Originally $6.79, on sale for $5.99…used a $3/1 printable coupon that doubled and paid $2.99.

Pyrex dish (Well, I totally thought I picked up the $3.79 piece, but I didn’t…and I didn’t feel like going through the hassle of returning it.):¬† Originally $8.99, on sale for $6.74…used a $1/1 newspaper insert coupon that doubled and paid $4.74.

Pantene shampoo:¬† $3.50…used a FREE product coupon and it became FREE.

Roundy’s cheese:¬† Originally $3.09 each, on sale for $2.50 each.¬† (Dear Cheese, Please go on sale!¬† Love, Emily)

Roundy’s milk:¬† $2.85 (I forgot to hand my cashier the milk coupon that would have made it $2.49…boo-hoo!)

Used my $3 catalina for this transaction.

Total OOP:  $17.23
Total saved:¬† $24.99… … … … …that’s 59%

 

I ran into Target for some cheap bagels and ended up picking up my favorite Silk Vanilla Soy Milk as well!  I spent $3.22 and saved $2.25!

 

I also grabbed a few essentials at ALDI and spent $14.20.

So….did you find any good deals this week?

Frugal Finds Friday

I didn’t do too much couponing or normal grocery shopping¬†this week since we’ll be¬†mostly eating from the freezer. ¬†I¬†spent $10 on¬†produce and¬†a few other things at Cub Foods.¬† I¬†also found a few good deals at CVS.¬†

Here’s what I found at CVS:

Canada Dry ginger ale¬†We don’t normally buy soda, but we do buy ginger ale when we’re sick…why not buy it on sale? ūüôā¬† Originally $1.87, on sale for $0.88.

Land O’Lakes gallons of milk:¬† Originally $3.49 each, on sale for $2.19 each.

Renu Sensitive contact solution:¬† Originally $9.99, on sale for $8.99…received $7 ECB for buying, which is like paying $1.99.

Total cash OOP:  $9.96
ECB used:  $5.00
ECB earned:  $7.00

Frugal Finds Friday

I am sorry for the icky picture…my camera battery died, so I had to pull out hubby’s old clunky camera for the picture.¬† ūüė¶

This week, I shopped at Rainbow Foods:

Newman’s Own pasta sauce:¬† Originally $2.89 each, on sale for $2.00 each…used a $1/2 printable coupon that doubled…paid $1.00 each.

Mom’s Best Oats:¬† $1.39 each…used a printable $0.55/2 coupon that doubled…paid $0.84 each.

Perdue boneless, skinless chicken breasts:¬† On sale for $1.49 a lb…paid $4.06.

Roundy’s chicken thighs:¬† On sale for $0.99 a lb…paid $4.41.

Grapes:¬† On sale for $0.99 a lb…paid $2.18.

Ocean Spray craisins:  Originally $2.49, on sale for $2.19.

Celery:  Originally $1.49, on sale for $0.98.

Carrots:  $0.48.

Roundy’s cheddar cheese (16 oz):¬† $5.29¬† (I need a cheese sale so badly!)

Philadelphia cream cheese tubs:¬† $2.55 each…used a printable $1/2 that doubled…paid $1.55 each.

Simply Orange juice:¬† Originally $3.99, on sale for $3.00…used a printable $1/1 coupon that doubled…paid $1.00.

Kemps gallons of milk:¬† Originally $3.89 each, on sale for $3.00 each…used a newspaper insert $1/2 coupon that doubled…paid $2.00 each.

Total OOP:  $30.25
Total Saved:¬† $27.79… … … that’s 47%

Frugal Finds Friday

This week my main shopping was at Rainbow Foods.  You can read the details of my trip below and find out how I saved 49% on my bill!

Rainbow:


Red Gold diced tomatoes: Originally $1.49 each, on sale for $0.78 each…used 2 printable $0.75/1 coupons and paid $0.03 each.

Ortega chiles: $1.25 each…used a printable $1/2 coupon that doubled and paid $0.25 each.

Pace salsa: Originally $3.29, on sale for $1.66…used a newspaper insert $0.75/2 coupon and paid $1.29 each.

Tapioca: $2.79.

Silk soy milk: Originally $3.99, on sale for $2.50…used a printable $0.75/1 coupon and paid $1.75.

Gallon of milk: $2.85…used a facebook offer $1/1 coupon that doubled and paid $0.85.

Broccoli: Originally $2.49, on sale for $0.99.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: On sale for $1.99 a lb…paid $2.77.

Hormel Always Tender pork roast: Originally $8.29 ($2.49 a lb)…used a printable $1/1 coupon that doubled and paid $6.29 ($1.89 a lb).

Celery: Originally $1.49, on sale for $0.98.

Frozen corn: $1.29.

Peaches: Originally $1.99 a lb, on sale for $0.99 a lb…paid $4.15.

sweet potatoes: $1.29 a lb…paid $3.61.

Ortega taco seasoning: $0.89 each…used a printable $1/2 coupon that doubled and they both were FREE.

Pop Secret popcorn: Originally $2.99 each, on sale for $1.99 each…used a newspaper insert $1/2 coupon that doubled and paid $0.99 each.

Total OOP: $30.58
Total saved: $29.45… … … that’s 49%