Sunday, May 22, 2011

I am loving the doubler deals at Albertson's! Tons of freebies and great deals, plus both stores I went to had really good stock! On top of that, I had no problem doing 3 consecutive transactions, then putting the groceries in the car and coming back in to do 3 more (loving this because its a huge save on gas)! If you are new to to doublers, check out this post from The Coupon Project. Also, make sure to print off Albertson's coupon policy and the newly-released Twice the Value coupon (aka doublers) policy here. It's a good idea to put the policies in your coupon binder/box/purse, etc. and bring it with you to the store, just in case you run into problems!

Here's where I found my deals this week, which are good through Tuesday, the 24th:

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.50 (Limit 4)
$1/2 coupon from 5/15 Red Plum
Use a doubler
Bottom line: $0.50 each

Ronzoni Pasta $1
$1/1 Garden Delight coupon from 5/15 SmartSource
$1/2 Garden Delight, Healthy Harvest, and Smart Taste printable coupons
Use a doubler
Bottom line: FREE
* No doubler required for the Garden Delight!

Emerald Breakfast on the Go! $1.99*
$1/1 printable coupon (Red (limit one per transaction)
$1/1 printable coupon (limit one per transaction)
$1/1 coupon from 5/1 Red Plum (limit one per transaction)
Use a doubler
Bottom line: FREE
* Receive a bonus game piece for this item!

Sabra Hummus $2.99
$1/1 printable coupon
Use a doubler
If doubled: $0.99

Right Guard Deodorant $0.99 (mine was on sale for $1, but same difference to me...)
Buy one, get one free coupon from 5/1 Red Plum
Bottom line: $0.48 each

5 gum $1
Final Price: 2 FREE

Lawry’s Marinade $1
Double $.50/1 coupon from 5/15/2011 RP Insert
Final Price FREE

Duncan Hines Family Style Brownie Mix $1.00
Double $.50/1 Duncan Hines Family Style Brownies from the 4/10 SS
or $.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies Coupon (print twice!)
Final Price: FREE

My Finds

Franks Red Hot Sauce, 5 oz $1.49
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/15 SS
Use a doubler
Final Price: FREE

Weber Grill Seasonings $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/22 SS
Use a doubler
Final Price: FREE
*Look for tearpad - Buy 2 Weber Grill Seasonings, Get $1 off any meat
use doubler
= 2 free Weber’s and $2 in free meat! (I used mine on tubes of ground turkey found in the frozen section by the burgers and got them for $.49/lb!!)

Ocean Spray Blueberry $2.49
Double $1/1 from 05/15 RP (exp 8/31)
Final Price $.49

All that is pictured above was free! Pretty sure I've never gotten this many free groceries in one day before, it was so much fun watching those totals come to zero!

Here's a sneak peak at a few of the things I plan to pick up tomorrow with doublers:

Pedigree Dentastix $3
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/1 RP
Use a doubler
Final Price: $1
Welch’s Healthy Start $3
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/27
Use a doubler
Final Price: $1
Ritz Crackerfuls Crackers $1.89
Use $.75/1 facebook printable coupon
Use a doubler
Final Price: $.39!
Luna Bars $1.00
$.50/1 from 5/22 RP (one per customer)
Use a doubler
Final Price: FREE

I have also heard it confirmed that we will indeed have doublers next weekend, for the third week in a row!!

Today's Totals:
Shelf cost: $151.90
What I paid: $8.93
Saved 94%

Albertson's Double Deals - Lots of Freebies!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

If you were able to snag the offer for a free box of John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color at the beginning of March, you probably got your coupon in the mail recently like I did! I just happened to put mine in my binder today, thinking that maybe I could use it at Walgreens. Well, I totally spaced on my first trip to Wags, but remembered during my second to get more tape and scope out another body wash deal. Here is the awesomeness that I found:

John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color $11.99
Buy 1, get $2 Register Reward
Use Free coupon
$2 Money Maker!

I also scoped out another good body wash deal, in case any of you are having a hard time finding the Gillette in stock! There was lots of Old Spice in stock at my store, so that shouldn't be a problem! This deal is good through Saturday, the 21st.

Buy (4) Old Spice Body Wash 3 for $10, 4th one will be $3.34
Buy 3, get $3 Register Reward
Use (2) B1G1 coupons from the 5/1 P&G
Use (1) $1/2 coupon from the 5/1 P&G
OOP: $5.67 (before tax), Receive $3 RR
Like Paying: $2.67 or $.66 each*

*Upon closer examination of my receipt, it appears that one of the body washes also must have range up as an unadvertised B1G1 50% off. I didn't expect this, so you may be pleasently surprised to find that your out of pocket ends up only being $1 for the 4 bottles...

Here's how I worked the transaction above:

(1) John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color $11.99
(4) Old Spice Body Wash 3 for $10
(3) Scotch Tape $1.99 each
Subtotal: $31.30
Used Free John Frieda mailer coupon
Used (2) B1G1 coupons from the 5/1 P&G
Used (1) $1/2 coupon from the 5/1 P&G
Used Walgreens Scotch Tape Buy 1, get 2 FREE in-ad coupon
Used (2) $1/1 Scotch Tape printable coupon (the 2nd coupon is marked down to $.99 to make all 3 free!)
Unexpected discount of $1.67 for the bodywash

OOP total: $3.43, Received $2 RR for the hair color and $3 RR for the body wash
Final: $1.57 Money Maker!

$2 Money Maker on John Frieda Hair Color

I found out about these hot deals from Coupon Connections here and here. They run through Saturday, the 21st.

These are the deals I worked:

Buy 2 Gillette Deodorants $4.99(BOGO 50% off)
Buy 3 Gillette Bodywash $3.33 (unadvertised BOGO 50% off)
Buy 1 Dove Men+Care Deodorant $3.99
Buy 3 Scotch Tape $1.99 (buy 1, get 2 free)
use (2) FREE deodorant wyb Gillette body wash coupon from 5/1 P&G insert -$4.99 x 2
use (3) $2/1 Gillette Body Wash coupon from 5/15 RP insert
use (1) $1/1 Dove Men+Care Deodorant (got in the mail with a sample, printable is supposedly here)
use (1) Walgreens Scotch Tape Buy 1, get 2 FREE in-ad coupon
Pay: $5.88, receive $3 Register Reward for Gillette Bodywash & $3.00 Register Reward for Dove Men+Care Deodorant
Final Price: $0.12 Money Maker!

I made sure to check with the manager of my Walgreens on whether or not she thought it was okay to use the FREE deodorant wyb Gillette body wash coupon in combination with the $2/1 Gillette Body Wash. She said it was perfectly fine because the first coupon is for the deodorant and the second one is for the body wash. I had seen that it worked for other bloggers, but I like to check with the manager before I try something new that I am not totally sure will work. Sure enough, it went through without a hitch!

There was speculation that the Gillette bodywash was on unadvertised BOGO 50% and I noticed when I got home that one of my bottles did in fact ring up as 50%.

My favorite part about getting Register Rewards: I can use them at QFC and Fred Meyer! Fred Meyer will only take one of each denominations, per transaction. QFC however will take multiples of the same. Therefore, I essentially took nothing out of my small grocery budget for this week and got all of the above for free! Gotta love Register Rewards ;-)

Hot Walgreens Money Maker! - Saved 100%

Monday, May 16, 2011

We have Albertson's Twice the Value coupons (aka doublers) through tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th! This is a great way to get a bunch of stuff super cheap or free. Please know that I did not get all that is pictured in one transaction, or even at one store for that matter. I hit a couple stores in my area and did 3 transaction (the max allowed) at each. Make sure to click here if you don't know how to use doublers, it'll take you to a great post by Angela of The Coupon Project, explaining what they are and how to use them!

I found my deals through a couple different sources this week:

Coupon Connections posted doubler deals here and here.
These were the ones I took advantage of:

Hormel Always Tender Pork Boneless Sirloin Chops BOGO $4.27*
use (2) $1/1 Hormel Always Tender Product Or Tearpad
Final Price: $0.27 for both after double
*Your price will vary on how the store packages their meat. Most at my store where around $4.00+

Kraft Touch of Philadelphia Shreds $2.99
$1/1 any Touch of Philadelphia Tear Pad
Final Price: $0.99 after double

Keebler Rainbow Cookies $2.99
look for $1/1 peelies
Final Price: $0.99 after double

I also found several deals through The Coupon Project's doublers list:

Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta $1.79
$1/1 coupon due in 5/15 SmartSource
Use a doubler
Bottom line: FREE

Tree Top, 3 pack juice $1
$1/2 printable coupon
Use a doubler
Bottom line: BOTH FREE

Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips $2.79
$1/1 coupon from 5/1 SmartSource
OR $1/1 printable coupon
Use a doubler
Bottom line: $0.79

I learned about the cereal deal from Happy Money Saver:

Multi Grain Cheerios 12.8 oz $2.99
Use (4) (you should be able to print two from each link bellow if you have not printed any yet)
$0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.75/1 printable coupon
+ 3 doublers
Pay $6.71. plus get FREE MILK!
= $1.68 per box plus get free milk!* 

*You get a catalina at check out for a free gallon of milk up to $4.50. I was able to use mine at QFC (even though it said Albertsons) and score a free gallon of organic milk because it is on sale for $4.49 this week! The manager at my local store has said that QFC now accepts all catalinas as long as they say "manufacture" across the top. I haven't seen anything in writing, therefore it's probably up to your manager. It seems not all the cashiers are aware of the change, so if you have a problem, I'd suggest asking for a manager and seeing what they say. I've never had anything but great, friendly managers at QFC, so don't hesitate to ask!

I also try to scan through the comments of the blogs to see if anyone else has found unadvertised deals. This was how I knew to look for a possible deal on the Fig Newtons and the Palmolive Dish Soap:

Fig Newtons $2.49
$1/1 coupon in the 5/8 SmartSource (I only found this in 1 of my inserts, so I'd guess it was a Seattle Times coupon..)
doubler coupon
Final Price: $.49!

Palmolive Dish Soap $1.99
$.75/1 Palmolive Soft Touch coupon in the 5/1 SmartSource
doubler coupon
Final Price $.49! (I'll usually buy the small Dawn at this price, so I was super excite to find a large bottle of quality dish soap for $.49! Keep in mind you must buy the Soft Touch kind to us the coupon!)

I found the KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce on Bonus Buy, which can vary by store, so you may or may not be able to find it.
KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1.50 on bonus buy
$1/1 coupon in the 5/15 SmartSource
doubler coupon
Final Price: FREE!

I had a free coupon for the creamer and the Ruffles were a splurge for my wonderful hubby who willingly went couponing with me (don't get me wrong..they were on sale) =)

As I mentioned before, I also hit QFC to use my milk catalina. Not only did I get Donald's regular organic milk for free, I also scored some of my lactose free organic milk for half priced (yep, that's right, normally a quart of LF organic milk is $3!! Insane, I know!) I actually suspected that they would be on markdown soon because I had been watching the pull dates for a couple of weeks, hence the reason I was able to pick them up before they were sold out. So when you're in the dairy or juice isle, you might think about checking a few dates to see if things will be going on markdown soon! Great way to save and be ahead of the game!

Lastly, I guess technically I should say firstly since I actually hit it on Saturday, we went to the Franz Bakery Outlet! I absolutely love this place, especially on the weekends when they do extra specials!!!

I was able to get 100% Whole Wheat Bread for $.66/loaf!! We really don't care if it's about to expire, we just stock up and stick it in the freezers so we don't have to make a trip for bread every week. Normally this bread retails for upwards of $4.59 a loaf! If you haven't checked out a bakery outlet, I'd encourage you to check for one in your area. You can search for Franz Outlet locations here and Oroweat Outlet locations here. I have personally shopped at both and find the Franz Outlets to have better deals, but either is a great alternative to paying full price at the grocery store!

Combined total of above shopping trips:
Shelf Cost $208.02
What I Paid $33.40
Saved 84%

I heart Albertsons Doublers!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I had a great trip to Fred Meyer this week and probably one of my best cashier experiences along with it! She danced at how much I saved after scanning in all my coupons, it was so awesome and encouraging! I made sure to thank her for her helpfulness and enthusiasm! These deals are good through today, Saturday the 14th. So if you see something you want, make sure to check out
The Coupon Projects list of Fred Meyer deals for this sale!

All of the above is from Fred Meyers!
7 jars of Skippy Natural peanut butter ($1 each!)
4 bags of Kettle Chips ($.67 each!)
2 quarts of Lactose Free Organic Milk
5 quarts of Organic Milk (on mark down!)
2-8 packs of Sparkle Paper Towels ($2.99 each!)
2 loaves of Country Oven Sourdough bread ($1 each!)
2 pints of Starbucks ice cream ($.75 each!)
6.5 lbs of bone-in Foster Farms chicken breast ($.99/lb!)
1 bunch of organic cilantro
3 white onions
3 organic vine tomatoes
3 organic russet potatoes
4 organic bananas
1 lb of organic strawberries ($2!)
1 clamshell of organic blackberries ($1.50!)
1 clamshell of organic raspberries ($1.50!)
1 Covergirl Lashblast Mascara (free!)
1-3 pack of Covergirl makeup spounges ($.09!)
2-4 packs of Panasonic AA batteries (B1G1)

Shelf Cost: $134
What I Paid: $40
Saved 70%

Saved 70% at Fred Meyer This Week!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In an effort to help point beginning couponers in the right direction, I have decided to change up my blog format a bit! I have been approached by quite a few people about couponing and I'd love to not only encourage you with pictures of what coupons can buy, but show you where I am finding my deals every week. If you're new to couponing and would like to learn, be sure to check out
The Coupon Project's "Coupons 101" series! This series was how I learned to coupon and a great resource for all beginners!!

This Week's Shopping Trips

Shelf cost: $257.75
What I paid: $35.50 (plus I have a $5 Target card left)
Saved 90%

I found my deals through Fabulessly Frugal's Walgreens matchup. These deals (and a bunch more!) are good through Saturday, May 7th.
2 - 12 roll packs of Cottonelle toilet paper ($2 each!)
2 boxes of Tylenol Precise heat patches (free!)
1 Gillette ProGlide Razor starter kit (free! - normally $.89 right now, but I got a special P&G mailer with a $5 off coupon!)
For this deal and more, check out Thrifty and Thriving's Target deals. These deals are good through Saturday, May 7th.
1 can of Sauve Professionals Hairspray (free! - got a free coupon in the mail, no longer available)
2 boxes of John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color (These are on a gift card deal: buy 2 get a $5 gift card back, plus there are some awesome coupons to pair with them! I have been rolling my gift card deals, which means I took the gift card I earned from a different sale a few weeks ago and used it to pay for this deal, earning back another $5 gift card to replace the one I used to pay for the hair color.)

I originally went to Walmart looking for some very specific deals, none of which I could find (don't yuh hate it when that happens?) Sooo I decided not to make it a totally wasted trip and pick up a few free or essential items.
1 package of Starkist Tuna (used $.50/1 coupon from Starkist facebook page, available every Friday)
1 bottle of Lysol dual sided wipes (used $1.50/1 coupon from Lysol facebook page - NLA)
2 boxes of Ziploc evolve sandwich bags (used $1/2 coupon from the 4/3 smartsource insert) (I didn't realize how low we were and totally ran out before I could find a good sale, so I figured Walmart would be one of the cheapest places to buy them. The evolve bags were cheaper than the normal kind!)
1 bag of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice (used a free coupon I got in the mail - NLA)
1 pack of Jello Temptations (used a free coupon I got in the mail from Kraft First Taste- not sure if it's still available)
1 Glade Spring Collection candle (used a free coupon I got in the mail - NLA)

Fred Meyer
For these and other great Fred Meyer deals, check out The Coupon Project's Fred Meyer deals. The sales are available through Saturday, May 7th.
2 bottles of Purex laundry detergent ($.99 each!)
2 boxes of Purina One Beyond cat food ($.49 each!)
2 boxes of Baby Swiss Cheez-Its ($.67 each! find the $1/1 coupon here)
1 bottle of Lysol Wipes (this kind was on sale for $1.99 at my store, I combined that with the $1.50/1 facebook coupon to make them $.49! Make sure that they ring up as the sales price though, because mine did not automatically!)
1 box of plastic spoons

These Albertsons doubler deals ended on Tuesday (5-3). If you don't know what Albertsons doublers are (also called Twice the Value coupons) or how they work, click the link above to find out! I generally find the best lists of doubler ideas from Fabulessly Frugal and Happy Money Saver.
2 - 1/2 gallons of Horizon Organic DHA Omega-3 Chocolate Milk (Found these on bonus buy and combined it with a coupon+doubler. This is a great example of why I carry my coupon binder with me while I go shopping! You never know what you're going to find on unadvertised sale or clearance!)
2 - 1/2 gallons of Newman's Own Virgin Lemonade ($.49 each!)
2 bags of Santitas tortilla chips
1 bag of Tostitos Hint of Lime tortilla chips
2 - 20 oz boxes of Bisquick (had a rain check from a previous sale)
2 boxes of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest whole grain pasta
2 boxes of Better Oats blueberry oatmeal (free!)
1 - 6 pack of Propel ($.50!)
4 Tony's Pizzas (free! Plus 3 of them have an offer for 20 free prints from Snapfish!)
3 - 5 count boxes of Allegra Allergy medicine (free! - had a rain check from a previous sale)
10 pouches of Idahoan potatoes ($.04 each! - had a rain check from a previous sale. We've never tried these, but I figured if we don't like them, I'll give the rest to my brother or a food pantry. Definitely worth the $.40 either way!)

I found these deals on The Coupon Project's QFC matchup. The sale runs through Tuesday, May 10th!
5 boxes of Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta ($.25 each!)
4 boxes of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta ($.25 each!)
2 boxes of Mom's Naturals cereal ($.24 each!)
2 bags of Quaker Quakes ($.48 each!)
1 bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce (free with manufacture's coupon on the back of the Albertsons ad!)
6 bottles of Men's Nivea body wash ($.49 each! - what can I say, hubby loves body wash, lol!)

Happy shopping!!

First Week of May - Saved $231.76

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Making the Switch to Organic Milk Affordably

This week we made the switch over to organic milk!! I was able to find very reasonable mark down prices on both regular organic milk and lactose free organic milk. My new goal every week is to try and find mark downs on organic milk so that we can afford to stick with making the switch! The mark downs I found gave us about 5 days till the sell by date on the milks, but that does not mean it goes bad on day 5! Technically, my milk expired yesterday, but it still tastes perfectly fine and I plan to have it finished by tomorrow (which will be a week from when I bought it).

Buying milk that is marked down may not work for every family because it all depends upon how quickly you consume it. I typically go through a 1/2 gallon per week of my lactose free milk, where as my husband, who drinks regular milk, can easily polish off 2-3 gallons in a week! During this switch to organic, we're trying to start off by buying only 1, maaaaaybe 2, gallons of organic milk per week for him so that we can keep the cost low.

I decided to make the switch now for a couple of reasons. I did some more research about organics and organic milk to try and find out just what we were dealing with. And what I found out made me feel kind of queasy! I will be sharing some of this information in my next organics post within a few days. The other reason I went for the organic milk this week: I found it on mark down! I hadn't thought to look for organic milk on mark down until I spotted it last week at the grocery store! With the mark down price, we can afford to make the switch. Where as at the regular price, we can't, so I thought we were going to have to wait. Anyways, on to this week's shopping trip!

This was by far my best shopping trip to date, savings rate wise!

Food Items
10 bags of Bird's Eye Steam Fresh Brown & Wild Rice with Veggies (all free! 4 aren't picture because we gave them to family)
5 jars of McCormick Grill Mates seasonings (all free!)
4 Starburst Jelly Bean Easter Eggs (all free!)
2 chocolate covered peeps (both free!)
2 dozen large eggs (both free!)
2 boxes of American Beauty Quick Cook pasta (both free!)
2 boxes of Ritz Munchables ($.49 each!)
2 half gallons of Newman's Own Virgin Lemonade ($.49 each!! first time we've tried this and it sooo good!!)
7 box of Wheat Thin Stix (.49 each! great for Donald's lunches!)
1 – 59 oz bottle of Tropicana Premium Orange Juice ($.50!)
2 – 5 oz bags of Kettle Chips ($.50 each – not pictured, already eaten)
4 – 20 oz boxes of Bisquick ($.50 each!)
5 Michelina's Budget Gourmet frozen meals ($.60 each – for finals week food when there is no time to cook or we need late night snacks!)
5 Michelina's Lean Gourmet frozen meals ($.60 each – for finals week food when there is no time to cook or we need late night snacks!)
2 packages of Buitoni Linguine pasta ($.69 each!)
4 bags of Kraft Touch of Philadelphia 5 cheese Italian shredded cheese ($.99 each!!)
4 jars of Peanut butter ($1 each!)
1 – 5 lb bag Bob's Redmill 100% Whole Wheat Flour ($2.50!)
1 - ½ gallon of Organic Valley lactose free milk ($2.79 on mark down!!! Normal price for non-organic ½ gallons of lactose free milk start at $4, so this was an amazing find!)
1 gallon of organic milk ($3.39 on mark down!)
1 box of Baking Soda
1 gallon of milk (not picture, already drank)

Non-Food Items
2 packages of Carefree liners (made $.50 each!)
6 – 5 count boxes of Allegra allergy medicine (a month's worth of allergy meds for free!)
3 – 5 packs of Schick disposable razors (all free!)
3 Oral-B Cavity Defense toothbrushes (all free!)
6 travel size Degree women's deodorant (all free!)
1 box of Biore Pore Strips ($.49!)
1 bottle of Biore Pore Cleansing Scrub ($.49!)
4 tubes of Colgate toothpaste ($.50 each)
1 – 24 count box of Zantac Maximum Strength ($.59! - normally $7.59!)
2 boxes of Garnier Herbashine Hair Color ($1.49 each!!)
1 can of got2be Kinky Curling Mousse ($1.50!)
1 bottle of got2be Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel ($1.50! Donald was in desperate need so this was a great deal!)
1 – 12 double roll package of Marcal Bath Tissue

Shelf cost: $315.15
What I paid: $42.70 (plus I have a $3 Target card left)
Saved 86%

This week I shopped Walgreens, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Albertsons (to which I made multiple trips at 2 locations because it was a double coupon week!)

Third Week of April - Saved $272.45!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The 32,000 Calorie Coupon Diet

This week's realization was very interesting... My husband, Donald, is getting back into the busy season of work (praise the Lord!) and has gone from working an average of 2 days a week, to working all 5! On top of working every week day, he is currently taking a CNA certification course on the weekends from 2-10 pm. So he is basically went from working 2 days a week to working 7! Let me tell you, it is a relief on the income side of things now that it is finally catching up to us, but at the same time it means buy A LOT more groceries. 

My husband is a mover. He works hard and he works fast, for hours on end (you should see him pick up a fridge on his back!) For those of you who know him, please don't let his size fool you! He runs circles around the other guys at work (often literally!). We discovered within the last year why we have both had such trouble losing weight: we don't eat enough. Yep, that's right! What I am about to explain will probably stress some of you out. ;-)

When Donald works a full day of moving furniture and boxes, he will burn at least 6,400 calories (and that's on top of his basic metabolic rate of roughly 2,800.) 6,400 times 5 work days is 32,000 calories (not even figuring in the calories burned on the weekend). Our program figures that in order for him to lose weight while working full time at this job, Donald has to eat roughly 7,300 calories per day. To break it down further, that means he needs to be consuming 830 - 1,199 grams of healthy carbs, 164 - 287 grams of fat, and 184 - 646 grams of protein every day. Now you may be shaking your head and saying there is no way this could work. Well, it actually does. We did a test run last summer for a week and a half (because we couldn't afford to buy enough groceries for longer than that!) In that week and a half, Donald dropped more than 10 pounds!

The difference between last year and this year: COUPONS! We haven't been able to make this eating/weight loss schedule work because buying 32,000 calories worth of food every week at full price is simply ridiculous! Donald's work load increasing kind of caught us off guard this year. All of the sudden a couple of weeks ago he just started working everyday! So I was a little stressed out when I realized how much food I needed to start buying for lunches. But I am determined that we can get Donald on this diet and drastically offset the cost by matching coupons and sales! Stay tuned for updates!

And without further ado...the second week of April's grocery savings:

10 – 16 oz bottles of Fuze vitamin drink (all free!)
1 bottle of Garnier Shampoo (Free!)
1 bottle of Garnier Conditioner (Free!)
4 travel size bottles of Vaseline lotion (all free!)
2 – 5 packs of Schick travel razors (both free + $.82 of overage!)
1 tube of Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste (free!)
4 travel size sticks of Dove Men+Care deodorant (all free + $.50 overage on each!)
2 travel size tubes of Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste (both free!)
1 package of Olay face wipes (free!)
4 individual Snickers Easter Egg candies (all free!)
1 bottle of Olay Quench lotion ($.03!)
4 – 24 count bottles of Motrin ($.14 each!)
3 travel size tubes of Crest with Scope toothpaste (free! Attached to the Crest toothpaste)
3 tubes Crest toothpaste ($.25 each!)
4 Oral B Cavity Defense toothbrushes ($.25 each!)
4 bags of Halls Cough Drops ($.25 each!)
2 boxes of Mom's Best Cereal ($.25 each!)
1 – 10 oz bottle of Dawn dish soap ($.49!)
1 can of Febreeze Air Effects spray ($.49!)
1 Febreeze Set & Refresh ($.49!)
6 loaves of Franz steel cut oat bread ($.50 each!)
4 packages of Franz 100% whole wheat BBQ buns ($.50 each!)
2 packages of hoagie rolls ($.50 each!)
2 loaves of cracked wheat sourdough bread ($.50 each!)
1 loaf of sliced sourdough bread ($.50!)
1 loaf of classic french bread ($.50!)
1 loaf of Vienna sourdough ($.50!)
1 loaf of Franz potato bread ($.50!)
2 boxes of Captain Crunch ($.50 each!)
1 – 24 count box of Zantac Maximum Strength ($.59! - normally $7.59!)
4 bottles of Ken's salad dressing ($.67 each!)
2 bottles of Lysol toilet bowl cleaner ($.99 each – we were in desperate need, so glad I found this deal!)
2 – 32 load bottles of Purex laundry soap ($.99 each!)
4 – 2 liters of Canada Dry Ginger Ale ($1 each! I thought that was a pretty good price!)
1 – 32 oz jar of Smuckers grape jelly ($1.99!)
2 lbs of Isernio's chicken sausage (paid $1.99/lb – normally $5.49/lb!)
1 – 5 lb bag of Bob's Red Mill whole wheat flour ($2.50!)
1 – 5 lb bag of Gold Medal unbleached flour
2 boxes of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta
1 tub of Mountain High yogurt
2 lbs of Fred Meyer butter
2 bags of Nestle chocolate chips
1 box of SmartStart Bisquick
1 – 18 oz jar of Smuckers raspberry preservers
3.5 lbs of organic bananas
1 gallon of milk
2 – 6 oz packages of Hormel Natural roast beef lunch meat
1 box of drawstring garbage bags
1 box of Always Infinity pads
2 – 10 oz bags of organic frozen peas
1 toilet bowl brush
1 bottle of Glade Carpet & Room Deodorizer
1 rawhide bone dog toy (not pictured – the dog already had at it, so it's kinda gross lookin')

Shelf cost: $335.32
What I paid: $85.54 (plus I have $2 in catalines left and a $5 Target card)
Saved 74%

Just curious, is there anyone who would like me to start including the stores I shop at or the trips I take during the week?

32,000 Calorie Coupon Diet + Saved $249.78!!

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