Sunday, September 11, 2011

Your screw up is my gain

So last week, I posted about spending $16 and walking away with a $5 off coupon on diapers. I was hoping that Stop and Shop was still doing this deal as I received more coupons to use. I called ahead and spoke to someone from that department. He came back and told me that they were, so ahead I go. When I got there I found it was Huggies this week and not Pampers. I was pissed to say the least... Luckily for me there was ONE sign still up. I put my items in the cart, took a pic on my phone of the sign and headed to check out. After speaking to a manager and explaining that they have to honor an incorrect sign, I was able to get over $25 worth of product for $4 and walked away with another coupon for $5 off pampers. IF A STORE HAS INCORRECT SIGNAGE, THEY MUST HONOR THE SIGN!!!! Occasionally, you will walk into a store and see as you walk in that a price may have been wrong in the ad and they will not honor it. By putting up that notice, they are covering themselves and dont have to honor that.  Breakdown of how I made out so well....

Pampers $10.99 but old sign stated $9.99
Kandoo wipes X 6 $2.49 on sale for $1.99
If you add the original total would be $25.93 covering my have to purchase $25

After coupons my total became....

Pampers $9.99 less $1.50 off coupon $8.49
Kandoo wipes X 6 less .50 off coupon that doubles $5.94

Total then comes to $14.43

Manager adjusted total to take off $5 which last week printed as a coupon, I also had the $5 off coupon from last week, making total $4.43!!!!!!

The bonus was the catalina machine actually printed off another $5 off pampers coupon!!!! The manager gave to me and said just go.... I think she may have been aggravated in the employee that didn't take down the sign.....


Friday, September 9, 2011

DIAPERS!!!!! Almost free

Building my diaper wall!!!! Yes Super Savers, I have a diaper wall. I am having a baby and have kids already, so yes I am aware that a baby goes thru an average of 3000 diapers in the first year alone!!!! That is crazy.... So every week that I have coupons and see great deals, I am stocking up on diapers... Check out this deal.....
So this week Target had a cool deal... If you bought 2 boxes of diapers on sale for $19.79 a box, you received a gift card for $10. Also if you bought 2 boxes of wipes on sale for $12.99, you received a gift card for $5. I had 2 target coupons that were $3 off if you bought wipes and diapers together. I also had 2 coupons for $1.50 off a box of diapers. So when I got up to the register, the wipes actually rang up for $10.99 instead of $12.99, BONUS.... After coupons my total became $52.56. I had 2 gift cards that I had received doing taste testing, so out of pocket cost was just under $3.00. So don't underestimate my links to the focus groups on this blog. After all was said and done, I also received $15 in gift cards that I could use on my second transaction....


Friday, September 2, 2011

Start of September was AWESOME

So today was AWESOME!!! First I had a focus group in which I literally sat there for half and hour and got paid $75. My son and friend each got a $25 gift card and HUGE bag of brand new toys... so seriously, check out my links on focus groups and get your butt on those data bases.

I also just got home from Stop and Shop, I spent $173 instead of $303, I saved a total of $130!!!!! Super Savings, but ALSO received 500 EXTRA gas points, a free gallon of milk, and extra $7 off order immediately, and $5 off pampers.

The diaper thing was a shocker. I went in to buy diapers and a pack of wipes in order to get the items needed for extra gas points. I had coupons for kandoo wipes, which are made by pampers. There was a sign that said if you spent $25 in pampers product, you would receive $5 off for next time. I ended up getting it, this is how it broke down.

Pampers Jumbo pack    10.99 on sale for 9.99 less 1.50 coup = 8.49
Pampers Wipe refill pack 7.39 on sale for 5.99 less .50 coup which doubles = 4.99
Kandoo wipes 2.49 on sale for 1.99 x 3=  5.97 less .50 coup which doubles and had three =2.97

So without coupons and before stop and shop card total would have been $25.85
but after coupons and savings, I paid $16.45. I was eligible for the $5 off next order because of original total reaching the $25 mark. Right now jumbo pack is $9.99 and I have a coupon for $1.50 that can be combined with the $5.00 off making the diapers only $3.49!!!!! That my Super Savers is an AWESOME day!!!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On hiatus for a bit

Sorry I have not posted for awhile. Scarlett has a lot going on lately and my brother is getting married soon. Still been saving, just not documenting. Will be starting up some workshops soon to teach you what i do :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Holy Hot Dogs!!!

I am hosting a backyard bbq bridal shower next Sunday. I needed hot dogs. I was just going to go to BJs. I ended up getting these dogs at Stop and Shop. Each pack of dogs retails at $4.59, so these would have cost $27.54. With the sale and coupons, I paid $10.77!!! My whole shopping trip tonight without coupons would have been $142.53 but I only spent $73.98, and I got  174 gas points...


Monday, May 9, 2011

Today I actually bought food!!!

So today I went to Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Stop and Shop and Roche Bros.  I had to go actual food shopping... My grand total if I had NOT had coupons would have been $445, but Scarlett is just plain awesome, so I spent ONLY $238!!!! Yes that is $207 in SUPER SAVINGS!!!!!  In terms of actual food, we had 2 1/2 carts of food, which usually for us averages to $100 per cart. I could not possibly take a picture of everything, so I took a picture of a few items that I am going to point out.  All of those items pictured would have cost me $50.00, come on guess what I spent?? $4.50!!!! 

Tylenol Precise Heating pads

Ok This is my ultimate goal, to actually show how this was done. I will try to show at least one scenario every week. As of now I am a Matron of Honor in a wedding and that in itself is extremely time consuming....

So back to the Tylenol. This is a new product. When new products come out, as do high value coupons for that product. They want you to buy it and try it, so they give you a break and alas get you hooked, hahaha. There was a $5 off coupon in Sundays paper for this. Tylenol was on sale at Walgreens for $8. So do the quick math. Tylenol now becomes $3. Sweet if you were going to buy this item. This gets better, the Walgreens flyer also had a store coupon for $3 off. So yes, you math whiz, that makes this FREE!!!!!! In this scenario, you can matchup a manufacturer and store coupon to maximize savings.....


Sunday, May 8, 2011

A little adjustment

So I was getting aggravated trying to organize my coupons alphabetically before adding them to my binder. I would be wasting more time looking for the pile that was for "S"... so i just made a tiny adjustment by labeling these cards that I am able to pull out each week. I was able to sort these out alphabetically and then by month they expire and put into binder within just 5 minutes!!!!!