Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today's Deals ... $43.23 SPENT & $78.09 saved (CVS, Harris Teeter & C'Ville Market)

CVS

TOTAL VALUE: $11.01 - $10.98 in coupons =
TOTAL SPENT: 53 cents (tax was 50 cents!)

3 –Schick ST Twin disposable razor 2pks
4 – Schick Slim Twim disposable razor 2pks
USED 3 - $3Q for any Schick disposable razor (SS 8/16)
2 – Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser (trial size)
USED 2 - $1Q for any Clean & Clear product (SS 8/2)


HARRIS TEETER


TOTAL VALUE: $95.97 - $66.50 in coupons =
TOTAL SPENT: $29.47


TRIPLE COUPON DEALS
2 – Fruit Rollups 18pk. minis @ $2.00 each (.50/2 SS 9/13)
2 – Welch’s Grape Jelly @ $2.59 each (.75/1 IP)
1 – Dishwasher Magic @ $4.49 ($.55 SS 7/19)
1 – Washer Magic @ $4.49 ($.55 SS 7/19)
1 – Jell-O refrigerated sugar free mousse @ $2.50 ($.60/1 IP)
1 – Jell-O refrigerated Gelatin @ $2.50 ($.60/1 IP)
1 – Chex Mix Bars @ $2.50 ($.50/1 GM 8/9)
2 – Betty Crocker Warm Delights @ $1.67 each ($.50/1 GM 8/19 9/13)
1 – Mahatma Yellow Rice @ $.75 ($.75/1 RP 8/30)
2 – Viva Paper Towels @ $2.55 each ($.85/1 SS 8/16)
2 – Wishbone Dressing @ $1.99 each ($.75/1 RP 8/2)
1 – Chock Full of Nuts Coffee brick 33oz. @ $3.79 ($.75/1 SS 8/30)
2 – Wacky Mac Pasta @ $1.39 each ($.50/1 SS 5/10)
3 – Hillshire Farms 8 oz. cold cuts @ $3.50 each ($.55/1 RP 8/16)
2 – Curad bandages 20 ct. @ $1.99 ($.50/1 SS 6/21 & 7/26)
1 – Tyson Chicken breast tenders @ $2.99 ($.55/1 SS 8/2)
1 – Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles @ $1.19 ($.50/1 SS 8/23)

NON-TRIPLES COUPON DEALS
20 – Meow Mix Select Single Cups Cat Food 2.75 oz. @ BOGO 3 for $2.00 ($1.00/4 RP 8/23) (13 cents each!) (Thanks, MadameDeals for this one!)

NO COUPONS USED
1 – Phillips 4pk night light bulbs @ $2.99
1 – Harris Teeter 2% milk gallon @ $2.39

I received a catalina with a mail-in-certificate at checkout for a FREE insulated lunch tote ($10 value) with the purchase of three Hillshire Farms Deli Select Ultra Thin Lunchmeats good on purchases from August 3-October 15th). Once I scrutinized my receipt (something every couponer should do), I noticed an additional $3.00 off was taken at the register with the Hillshire Farms purchase. There was probably a tag on the shelf letting me know about this deal but I must have breezed right by it.

C’VILLE MARKET


TOTAL VALUE: $14.34 - 10% DISCOUNT of $1.43 =
TOTAL SPENT: $13.23

3 – Gala apples ($.80)
3 – nectarines ($1.01)
1 – iceberg lettuce ($.99 vs. $1.79 at Food Lion)
1 – lime ($.25)
1 – lemon ($.25)
1 – garlic bulb ($.32)
1 – red onion ($.50)
1 – container baby spinach ($1.62)
1 – container spring mix ($1.02)
1 lb. asparagus ($3.26)
.63 lb. sugar snap peas ($2.07)
1 package peanut brittle ($2.23)(not pictured)

Our last stop was C’ville Market. If you are in town (Charlottesville), it’s worth your time to make a stop at C’ville Market for your produce. The prices are great and the produce is fresh. The quality of the produce at my usual grocery store, Food Lion, is generally not very good and the prices tend to be high. We try to get to the local farmer’s market and/or C’ville Market every few weeks to stock up on good quality, low priced produce.

Imagine my surprise when the cashier gave us the Wednesday 10% senior discount. I’m assuming it applies to customers over 50 years old. I have to admit I enjoyed teasing my husband, Mike, about how it must have been his age which afforded us this discount on already well-priced produce. By the way, I still have a few years (not many, though) before I’ll qualify for this discount!

Today’s bonus was spending some time with Mike and enjoying a nice lunch at Panera Bread. Mike is incredibly patient as we go through the stores, pushing the cart, locating and reaching items on high shelves (I’m only 5’1”), encouraging me with choruses of “stick to the list,” and then loading all of it in the car.

It's very humbling after these shopping runs to add up the savings and to realize, even in these economic times, that we have been able to maintain a fully stocked pantry, freezer and fridge and still donate a portion of what we have to help those who are not so fortunate. I just hope that posting these deals will help someone else to do the same.

1 comment:

Frugal in Virginia said...

I agree, Mary, about being so fortunate to have our pantries well-stocked. So many don't have this abundance of food, and it's wonderful to be a position to be able to give our bargain purchases to them.

And I agree, Cville Market is the best place around to shop for produce. That's where we go each week as well.