Category Archives: Super Savings Saturday

Super Savings Saturday – 12/30/17

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday. Can you believe 2017 is coming to a close? Couponing and deal hunting was fairly good this year, overall, but rebate apps and mobile coupons seem to be taking over. Almost obsolete are the mail-in rebate programs and newspaper coupons that were required when I started back in 2008. Like anything else, couponing continues to change over time. In some ways, I preferred the old system, but we have to adapt, regardless.

This week, it was all about meat and produce. I love stocking up on healthy food when it’s on sale.

Shaw’s:

2 boxes Halo mandarin oranges, sale price $4.99. I used 2 $0.50 manufacturer’s coupons, doubled. Total: $7.98! (An excellent price for 10 Lbs of fruit.)

Boneless, skinless chicken breast, sale price $1.49/Lb. Total: $11.96!

5 Avocados, sale price $1.00. Total: $5.00! (Turned into yummy homemade guacamole.)

4 Lucerne cheddar cheese bars, sale price $1.50. Total: $6.00! (I would’ve bought much more, however, the limit was 4. I may go back later in the week if there’s time.)

Eye Round roast, sale price $2.49/Lb. Total: $8.04!

3 English cucumbers, sale price $1.00. Total: $3.00! (These make a really good side dish. Simply dice and marinate in Italian dressing.)

2 peppers, one red and one green, sale price $1.00. Total: $2.00!

The MyMixx weekly freebie was for Ripe Craft juice, but my store was all out. Otherwise, I was pleased to find everything on my list.

Super Savings Saturday – 12/16/17

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday. This week was filled with lots of cheap goodies like PJ’s, makeup, and fresh produce.

Target:

It’s been quite a while since I shopped here. Since there were a number of good Cartwheel offers, it was worth a trip.

1 Goodfellow & Co. Men’s fleece pant, regular price $7.00. I used a 40% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $4.20! (Very soft and decent for the price.) 

1 Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner, regular price $4.49. I used a $3.00 manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a 25% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $0.37!

1 Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, regular price $4.99. I used a $2.00 manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a 50% off Cartwheel offer. Total: $0.50!

1 Lindt chocolate box, regular price $6.99. I stacked a 20% off mobile coupon with a 25% off Cartwheel offer. Total Price: $3.84! (Not the best price ever, but I desperately needed a last-minute Hanukkah gift for a party.)

Shaw’s:

As for real food, I only needed a few fresh things:

Broccoli, sale price $0.99/lb. Total: $6.86!

Whole carrots, sale price $0.99/bag. Total: $1.98!

Sweet potatoes, $0.79/lb. Total: $5.31!

 

Have you used any coupons lately?

Super Savings Saturday – 12/2/17

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday.

The week after Black Friday tends to be terrible for deals. Even though I have tons of store rewards ready and waiting, there’s nothing to spend them on! I ended up making only a single coupon purchase.

Rite Aid:

1 CeraVe cleanser, sale price $7.99. I used a $5.00 manufacturer’s coupon. Total: $2.99 plus $2.00 Plenti Points.

 

Other than that, we were fully stocked on supplies/groceries and ate completely from the freezer and pantry. (So much left from Thanksgiving shopping/baking/gifts.) Nothing too exciting around here…

 

Have you found any deals lately?

Super Savings Saturday – Black Thursday Edition

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday.

What a week for shopping it was! I shopped ’til I dropped during the “Coupon Olympics” and ended up with bags and bags of freebies. At the last minute, I ended up adding more stores than I had planned, thanks to a reader’s tip. Because I wasn’t fully prepared, I didn’t get everything I wanted, but it came out pretty good anyway. I would say 2017 was definitely a bronze medal year and possibly a silver, but I didn’t attain gold level.

All of my shopping was done on Thursday afternoon/evening, starting at 2:00PM.

Cumberland Farms:

They were giving out free hot or iced coffee for Thanksgiving. This came in handy so I could perk up for the mission ahead.

CVS:

I found everything on this list except for GUM toothbrushes and Organic Doctor skincare. In the past, they have not issued rain checks for Black Friday, so I was surprised that they offered without any problem. I will pick up those 2 items when the store restocks.

Rite Aid:

The store was completely empty, just me and two cashiers and every item in the flyer was available. It was probably the most relaxing shop ever, even though my list was huge. Great experience! My favorite freebie was the Kleenex. (Maybe I’m weird?)

Walmart:

Since they opened early evening and are located on the same street as the drugstores, I couldn’t help taking a peek. It was busy, but not insanely so. Every doorbuster advertised, including the TV’s, was gone within minutes and people were very upset! I spent $3.60—$2.00 for a Thanksgiving mug and $1.60 on a 6-pack of white washcloths.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for the day, we then decided to venture to the mall for some free after rebate items at Macy’s. Good lord, that store is so poorly run! They had no ads, no carts, missing or misplaced signs, no rebate forms, and the rudest staff I’ve ever seen! Since I was literally winging it without a proper plan, I was happy to score all this stuff:

  • Bella mini crockpot
  • 2 Ralph Lauren pillows
  • Gold Toe Men’s slippers
  • Longchamp 4-piece crystal glasses
  • Disney Olaf stuffed animal from Frozen
  • Men’s sweatpants

I couldn’t find the thermal shirt, sweatshirts, or tote bags and the perfume was sold out.

As for the rebates, OMG, what a process. I didn’t realize that I had to submit a separate form for each deal, so it took over an hour to print forms, get receipts/UPCs and address each envelope. I’m happy to get the freebies, but Macy’s really makes you work for it.

 

How was your Black Friday? Did you shop at all, and if so, which day?