Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Shopping: $50.85

The boys and I ran to Scolari's and Smith's this morning. Here's what we found:

Scolari's -
1 Ore Ida Fries - $0.50
3 C&H Sugar, 4 lb. - $1.00 each
4 Nabisco Crackers - $0.99 each
2 Cool Whip Season Delight - $0.29 each
2 Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce - $0.59 each
2 Oceay Spray Cranberry Sauce - $0.25 each
4 Campbell's Gravy - $0.15 each
French's Fried Onions - $2.00
3 Cream Cheese - $0.83 each
5 lb. potatoes - $0.99
Oranges - $0.50/lb.
2 Kraft shredded cheese - $1.00 each
Subtotal before coupons and sales:  $84.12
Final Total:  $17.06
For the Scolari's match-ups, go HERE.

Smith's -

I only went to Smith's because we were COMPLETELY out of cereal and I thought I'd pick up eggs and butter while I was there.  My happy finds were the pepperoni and cases of diapers I found on clearance (and had coupons for)!

Cereal Deal, $3.00 off WYB 4 Select GM Cereal = $1.75 each WYB 4
Used $1.00/1 Cheerios printable (NLA), $1.00/2 printable, $0.50 printable
2 Cheerios - $0.75 each
6 GM Cereals - $1.25 each

Dozen Eggs - $1.25 each
$0.55/2 printable
Eggs - $0.98 each

Butter - $2.50 each
$0.50/2 Smith's coupon
Butter - $2.25 each

Pepperonis - $0.99 clearance
$0.55/2 printable
Pepperonis - $0.72 each

Pampers Cruisers - $8.49 clearance
$1.50 coupon from package
Pampers Diapers- $6.99

Pampers Swaddlers - $9.99 clearance
$1.50 coupon from package
Pampers Diapers - $8.49

Subtotal before sales and coupons:  $78.79
Total:  $33.79

My trip to Smith's reminded me of another reason I like to shop at several different stores to get the best get to check out the clearance!  By shopping at more than one store, I can find deals that I would miss simply because I wasn't in the store.  Clearance varies from store to store, so I wouldn't rush out to try to find the same clearance deals as someone else, but when I'm in a store I certainly keep my eyes open.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Coupon Booklets

Be on the lookout for coupon booklets in store displays while you're out shopping.  I found both of these at Savemart.

Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes:
$1.25/3 Baker's Bar, Jello pudding or gelatin, Planters peanut butter, Honey Maid Grahams, Nilla Wafers, Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$1.50/2 Ziploc Holiday Containers
$1.00/2 Ziploc Holiday Bags
$1.00/3 Dole Canned Fruit

Share Something Delicious:
$3.00 back WYB Peanuts Holiday Collection and 3 Campbell's condensed soups, Pepperidge Farm Cookies or Crackers
$1.00/1 Eight O'Clock Coffee
$1.00/1 French's Dijon Mustard
$1.00/4 Seagrams's Ginger Ale or Mixer
$1.00/3 individual packs or $1.00/1 multipack Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing or Dip Mix
$1.00/2 Hidden Valley Ranch
$1.00/1 Hidden Valley Salad Kit
$1.00/2 Pace Salsa, Picante or Queso, 16 oz. or larger
$1.00/3 Prego Italian Sauces
$0.50/1 French's French Fried Onions
$0.50/1 Frank's Redhot Sauce
$1.00/4 Campbell's Gravy Cans
$1.00/2 Peppridge Farm Stone Baked frozen rolls
$1.00/4 Campbell's great for cooking soups
$1.00/2 Swanson Chunk Chicken
$1.00/2 Swanson Broth or Stock (26 oz.+) or Flavor Boost
$1.00/2 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets or Shells
$1.00/2 Pepperidge Farm Cookies
$1.00/2 Pepperidge Farm Distinctive Crackers or Baked Naturals
$2.00/4 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Stuffing, or Croutons

Scolari's Deals (11/16-11/24)

Here are the deals at Scolari's this week and beyond. Let me know if I've missed something!

Scolari's will double coupons (as long as the coupon doesn't say "do not double") up to and including $1.00! Three like-coupons can be doubled per transaction. View official coupon policy HERE.

Remember, Wednesdays are “double ad” days where both the current and previous week’s ad are honored. Enjoy the sales from two weeks on one day!

Coupons marked with * mean you may have a hard time doubling.  Scolari's and I don't see eye to eye when it comes to "exceeds the value of the item" when the coupon is for more than one item.


Kraft Salad Dressing, 14-16 oz. - $2.00
$1.00 printable coupon
Final price:  FREE!

POM Pomegranates:  $2.50 each
$1.00 printable coupon
Final price:  $0.50 each Didn't work for me today.

Navel Oranges: $0.50/lb

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, 10.75 oz. - $0.89
$1.00/5 printable coupon*
$1.00/4 Share Something Delicious Booklet*
Final price: $0.39-$0.49 each

Cool Whip Topping, 8 oz. - $0.99 $1.79 for Season's Delight
$0.75 printable coupon (NLA)
Final price: $0.29
Nabisco Crackers, 7-10 oz. - $1.99$1.00/2 printable coupon (NLA?)
Final price:  $0.99 each

Dole Pineapple, 20 oz. - $1.25
$1.00/3 Deliciously Simple Booklet*
Final price: $0.58 each

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, 14 oz. - $1.25
$1.00/2 printable coupon
Final price: $0.25 each

French's French Fried Onions, 6 oz. - $2.99
$0.50/1 Share Something Delicious Booklet
Final price: $1.99

Campbell's Gravy, 10.5 oz. - $0.60
$1.00/4 Share Something Delicious Booklet*
Final price: $0.10 each!  $0.15 each (coupon only doubles to $1.79)

C&H Sugar, 4 lbs. - $2.50
$0.75 8/24 RP
Final price: $1.00!

Chinet Plates, Bowls or Cups, 12-36 ct - $2.49
$1.00 printable coupon (sign-up)
Final price:  $0.49

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Heavy Duty, 37.5 ft. - $2.50
$0.75 printable coupon
$0.55 11/13 SS
Final price:  $1.00-$1.40

King’s Hawaiian Bread, 12-16 oz. - $2.49
$1.00/2 printable coupon
Final price:  $1.49 each

Ore-Ida Potatoes, 19-32 oz. - $2.50
$1.00 printable coupon
Final price:  $0.50!

Kraft Cheese, 7-8 oz. - $2.50
$1.50 printable coupon (NLA)
Final price:  $1.00!

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz. - $1.25
$1.25/3 printable coupon (NLA)
$1.25/3 Deliciously Simple Booklet
Final price:  $0.83 each!

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb. - $0.99

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Marketon (11/1-11/7)

I got a weekly ad in the mail from a store I'd never heard of before, Marketon.  This store has five locations, 4 in Las Vegas and 1 in Reno (1500 S. Wells). 

While I don't necessarily plan on shopping at this store, I am glad to have the ad for price-matching at Walmart.  The ad also advertises signing up at to get the weekly flyer via email every Monday.  Maybe this could be used to price match if you do not receive the ad via mail?

Their produce is amazingly low, so this week I plan on price matching it at Walmart.  Here are the good deals I see.

Tues. and Wed. Only
Hass Avocados - $0.25 each
Fuji Apples - $0.50/lb.
Valencia Oranges - $0.20/lb.
Green Limes - $0.25/lb.
Cilantro - $0.20 each

All Week
Roma Tomatoes - $0.33/lb.
White Onions - 6 lbs. for $0.99 or $0.17/lb.
Red Seedless Grapes - $0.99/lb.
Cucumbers - $0.25 each
Broccoli - $0.50/lb.

I would love to hear if you see anything else or any experiences you may have price matching!

Scolari's: Bacon $1.89 (through 11/2)

There are a couple decent deals this week at Scolari's.  Go HERE to see all the match-ups for this week, ending 11/2.  (Thanks, Centsible Sisters!)

My favorites include:

Pork Tri-Tip:  $1.49/lb. (limit 2)

Hershey's Halloween Chocolate:  $0.50/bag


Farmland Bacon, 12 oz. - $2.99
$0.55 printable coupon (subscribe at bottom right and coupon is emailed to you)
Final price:  $1.89!

With the sales on tri-tip and bacon you can make one of our favorite recipes, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin.

October Savings

I can't believe it...October is over.  The monthly numbers are in and this month I'm still loving my coupons:

Total spent in Oct.:  $338.02
Retail Value:  $1,185.12
Total saved in Oct.:  $847.10, or 71% saved

This month I stocked up on baby wipes, apple juice, canned veggies, laundry detergent, and meat!

I am anticipating great sales on baking items over the next couple months and I plan on stocking up for the year.  We shall see where that puts my spending for November.

Want to join the challenge and keep track of how much you save?  Feel free to download the spreadsheet I am using HERE(Click "File" at top left, "Download as", and choose the program you would like to use to download the spreadsheet to your own computer.  I use Excel.  The formula is set up so you just have to enter how much you spent and how much you saved and it will calculate the retail amount automatically.)

Happy Savings!