Thursday, May 7, 2009

Eight stops, three kids, two meals and SIX HOURS later.....

Once again (not sure why I do it to myself) I decided that I could manage another shopping/errand day with the kids in tow. We did manage and we were able to get a lot of things accomplished, but everyone in this house is TIRED!!! I'm thinking maybe a 6:30 bedtime for the kiddos?!? We left home a little before 8:00 and headed for Walgreens. From there we went to Fareway, the C.F. CVS, the can redemption center (which took 45 LONG minutes!), Hy-Vee, the hospital (where I had to get a Rho-gam shot and found out that I failed my 1 hour glucola test so I have to go back on Monday for the four hour test...YUCK!!!!), Target, and then finally to the Waterloo CVS. During our outing we had breakfast in the car, snacks in the car and lunch in the car. (I don't do this for money saving reasons, I do it because it is NOT FUN to take 3 kids into any kind of restaurant - fast food or otherwise!) As you will see, we did REALLY WELL (and will most likely be spending some extra money at the dentist in coming years due to the ridiculous amount of super-sugary cereal we will be consuming over the next several months)!
6 - Fiber One Cereal, $2.39 (I really wanted these for the coupon on the back of the box and the cereal is really yummy too!)
-used (6) $1/1 MFC
-used $2 Register Reward
Total= $6.59
Put $6.59 on Walgreens gift card, $0.00 out of pocket!

4- Kelloggs Cereals, $1.71
-used (4) $1/1 MFC
2- Steamfresh Peas, $.88
-used (1) $1/2 MFC
1- Fastco white bread, $.71
1- 5lb. bag potatoes, $.99
2- 4lb. bag oranges, $1.99
2- 1lb. bag carrots, $.71
Total= $11.70

1- Colgate Max White Toothpaste, $2.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
Total= $2.20, Got $2 ECB

1-Colgate Max WHite Toothpaste, $2.99
-used (1) $1/1 MFC
-used $2 ECB
Total= $.07, Got $2 ECB

2- 24 pk. Dt. Pepsi, $6.00
1- 24 pk. Dt. Mt. Dew, $6.00
$3.60 bottle deposit
-used $4/20 purchase at CVS
-used $2 ECB
Total= $16.44

3- Hunts Snack Pack, $.88
-used (1) $1/3 MFC
20- Kelloggs cereals, $1.58
-used (20) $1/1 MFC
1- Hy-Vee Tostados Chips
-used (1) Free Hy-Vee coupon
1- Corn King Ham, $4.99
-used $4.99 in-ad coupon
2- pkgs. sliced cheese. $.99
Total before coupons= $47.87
Total amount of coupons= $26.50
Total after coupons= $21.37

6- Fiber One Toaster Pastry, $1.79
-used (6) $1.50/1 MFC (from back of box of cereal I purchased at Walgreens)
2- Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal, $2.39
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
Total= $4.52, used $1.55 gift card balance from earlier in the week and paid $2.97
Got (2) $5 Target gift cards (Buy 4 Fiber one, get $5 G.C.)

2-Hershey's Bliss chocolates $2.99
-used (2) $1/1 MFC
-used (2) $1/1 Target coupon
4- Quaker chewy granola bars, $2.34
-used (2) $1/2 MFC
-used (4) $1/1 Target coupon
1- Strawberry jelly, $1.89
1- Pickles, $2.39
1- wheat bread, $1.39
1- garlic salt, $1.62
1.12 lbs. red delicious apples, $1.33
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
1.13 lbs. Jonagold apples, $2.14 (not what I meant to buy - that's what happens with kiddos along!)
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
1.14 Golden Delicious apples, $1.13
-used (1) $1/1 Target coupon
3- Gallons Skim Milk, $2.59
Total before coupons= $33.00
Total after coupons= $22.00 Used $10 in Target Gift Cards from 1st transaction and paid $12.00 cash

So, my TOTAL cash out of pocket for the day= $66.75
(Total coupons used= $68.50)
Not bad for 30 boxes of cereal, apples, potatoes, oranges, milk, pop, lunch meat and much more! How did you do this week???


  1. When you got the ham, did the meat dept. slice it for you? I have that on my list, but I was hoping they would slice it for sandwich meat for me.


  2. Yep...just asked the nice man at the deli and he sliced it up for me! Pretty cheap sandwich meat for lunches at just $4.99!

  3. WONDERFUL!! I was hoping. I want to be able to freeze some :)
    You did a great job this week!!!

  4. I don't like meat but I sure like the bone!