Had a great shopping run today. Bought 2 packages of Huggies, 1 Dawn dish soap, 3 Buddy Bars, 5 Gillette body washes, 5 tubes of toothpaste, 2 pakages of band aids, 1 Gillette Fusion shaving cream for just over $16. Then while at Target I bought some pop-tarts, I know, not the best food for you, but Dean likes them for breakfast, they gave me $5 back to spend another time. At Wal-Greens they gave me $3 back to spend another time. At Hy-Vee they gave me $2 back, again to use at a later date and I saved .16 per gallon on my gas!! I love the simple pleasure of getting good deals!!!
Update: I have been asked for details and here they are:
Trip to Target, now you can print coupons for Target from their website and you can take your own coupon and do what is called stacking.
Huggies - 8.99 used 2 Target coupons for $1.50 off and my own for $1.50 off.
Gillette - Coupon from the paper for $4 off of 2. Target has a smaller bottle for 1.89. Actually make money here
Shaving Cream - on sale for 2.99, I have a dollar coupon off one, and then a coupon for buy 1 get a Gillette body wash free
Toothpaste - here I bought kids toothpaste that they had on sale for $1.49, Target had $1 off coupons from their website, and I stacked my own on top to make money on one tube and pay very little for the second.
Band-Aids - Target has on sale for 1.89, Target has coupon on their site for $1 off. So .89 a piece.
Buddy Bars- Johnson has a coupon for $1 off and Johnsons product, I use it to buy the Buddy Bars because they are .97 a piece so this is a money maker too.
Now also there I bought Pop-Tarts as mentioned above, they had them two boxes for $5, if you buy 5 boxes they give you a five dollar gift card. I also bought some Anytizers there stacking a dollar coupon of theirs and one of my own.
Wal-Greens - I bought some Dawn dish detergent for .99 then used a .25 coupon. They had toothpaste 3/8 with a $3 register reward. I had $7 is register rewards from last week. So I bought the three tubes of toothpaste, the detergent, and a candy bar. I used my register rewards from last week and three toothpaste coupons, and paid nothing for that stuff, and they gave me $3 back as a register reward.
Hy-Vee - as always I shop the sales between here and Fareway. I also buy meat from the meat counter which I am getting used to and enjoying. I am also finding that if you buy the meat they have on sale it is cheaper then anywhere else. For example last week I bought 4lbs of chicken breasts for $6.66. I have also taken to buying only bread from the bakery at Hy-Vee, I can no longer eat "fresh" bread from the aisle. And since I have been shopping the sales I can afford it. Although seriously it is only $1.99 for a pound of bread so it is not that much more. As I have said before you can get a sheet when you walk in and it shows the mystery buys which can save you on gas. I bought two of these + the four cents off that today's discount was. Which gave me .16 off a gallon of gas. I am thinking of saving my receipts for a year and seeing how much I save.
The funnest buy here is 2/4 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs. Now this is not a bargain hot dog price, but it was one of the mystery buys which got me .06 per gallon of gas I bought. I bought 10 gallons. I also got $2 off my next purchase that spit out at the register for buying them. So now, these not so bargain hot dogs are really a bargain!
Ok, so there is the long post with the details.