Saturday, April 12, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

I wasn't going to post a SSS post this week, but I finally made it to CVS a little while ago, and it was a pretty good trip. So I decided to go ahead and post it along with my Kroger savings this week.

I made two trips to Kroger. Actually, the first trip was Saturday of last week, but I didn't post last Saturday, so I'm combining it with this weeks.

Here are the pictures of the two trips:

The total before sales and coupons - $173.12
I paid - $90.49
I saved - $82.63

Not too bad. The stuff I bought in the Big Event sale was stuff I buy anyway, but some of it I don't buy as often. So this was a nice way to stock up. My total could have been a little less, but there were a few things I needed that I didn't have coupons for, and a couple things I bought for a new recipe that I don't typically buy.

Oh - and I bought three of the reusable bags today. I really like them - they came in handy carrying all that Gatorade and the canned goods today. They are nice and sturdy and I was able to fit all of the stuff in the second picture (Except the paper towels and the milk) in three of those bags! It would have taken many more plastic bags to hold all of that heavy stuff! I will be getting a few more next time. They hold so much more, and they will be great for my trips to Aldi!

My CVS trip was my big savings. Here's what I got:

Total before sales and coupons - $65.62
I paid - $10.14
I made $9.50 Extra Bucks and $10 cash*!

The bad part? It would have only cost me $2.14. I had $8.00 in EB's that expired! That stunk big time. This would have been my greatest CVS trip to date, had those not expired. I can't believe I let that happen, and I can assure myself it won't happen again!

*The $10 cash was because of the Cover Girl deal. The sale for next week was already activated which is buy one get one. The computer read that being the better deal, but it actually wasn't since I had two buy one get one free coupons and wanted the $10 EB's for purchasing $20. The manager that was there is so great, and he didn't bat an eye about it not working right. He told me the computer was not going to cooperate and print the EB's so he just re-rang it and handed me $10. He was actually laughing at that darn register (and the fact that it wasn't cooperating) and was incredibly nice. Apparently the same thing happened earlier today with someone else, so he was totally prepared to handle it. No complaints here!

I am very thankful that the couple of times the system didn't cooperate just right that the manager was awesome and was willing to make it work. I think it pays to keep a smile on your face and be extra friendly, and I plan to keep doing that! I certainly wouldn't want them to see me as a 'problem' customer!

I'm finally getting a hang of the CVS shopping, and making it work better. It also helped that the things I went in to get were actually in stock! Now to make the EB's I earned today work for me and NOT let them expire!

If you want to see how much others are saving, be sure to visit Money Saving Mom!


  1. guess i know who to come to for goldfish or papertowels! good job!

  2. that was some awesome shopping!

    And I couldn't agree with you more about the keeping a smile on your face! I have a sister-in-law who is not of that persuasion, and I am utterly mortified to go anywhere with her...the slightest little thing goes wrong and she's jumping down some poor cashier's throat. First and foremost, why would you WANT to treat anyone like that? And second of all, they're going to far less likely to want to help you with anything when you're rude like that, so you're only hurting yourself.

    Sorry to go off on a tangent there :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Jennifer!

  3. Anonymous4:44 PM

    I was dissappointed to read your blog and NOT find your Menu Plan Monday. I wanted to know what I was having for dinner.

    Always Smiling,

    p.s. I hope it's not goldfish.

  4. OHhhh great savings! I usually do The Grocery Game....have you heard of it???

  5. Anonymous3:13 PM

    I thought you were going to annouce your Etsy Shop on your blog. Looking forward to seeing what you got!

  6. WOW!!!! You're doing an awesome job at this!!!!

  7. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Just look at those beautiful bananas?

    I can't believe they are growing up so fast. Before you know it, they'll be married and having little bananas of their own.


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