Savings Saturday: A round up of my most recent shopping trips

I have to admit that lately I’ve been in a bit of a shopping slump – I haven’t had the energy to go out and “fight for my deals” which is what I often feel like I have to do because there are so many couponers in the area where I live.  Plus, there are so many people who don’t use coupons correctly that cashiers seem to be instantly suspicious of anyone using coupons.  This week, I did get out and do a few deals.  Here’s the breakdown of my shopping trips from yesterday:

TARGETspent $5.79 OOP, saved $134.81, earned $15 in Target gift cards (check out my weekly Target match-ups for details on some of these deals)

Here’s the breakdown:

2 Circo toddler shorts – $3/each
1 Circo toddler tee – $3
1 Circo girls tunic – $5
5 Circo leggings/tees/skort – $4/each

Used $5/30 Target kids apparel printable

1 Kashi TLC snack bars – $2.79 (used free TLC snack bars WYB 2 Heart to Heart cereals printable)
1 Kashi Heart to Heart cereal – $3.29 (used free coupon from Vocalpoint)
1 Kashi Heart to Heart cereal – $2.89 (used $1.50 coupon from Vocalpoint)

2 Gillette Men’s body washes (8.2 oz) – $1.79/each
1 Gillette Fusion shave gel – $2.99
1 Gillette Men’s body wash (12+ oz) – $3.99

Used $4/2 Gillette body washes manufacturer’s coupon, $1/1 Gillete Men’s body wash Target coupon (from a home mailer), $1/1 Gillette Fusion shave gel manufacturer’s coupon, and free body wash when you buy shave prep manufacturer’s coupon

2 Band Aid character Band Aids (20 ct) – $1.82/each

Used $1/1 Target coupon and $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon

3 Ore Ida Steam ‘n Mash potatoes – $2.50/each

Used 2 $1/1 manufacturer’s coupons and got one free (store promotion – buy 2, get 1 free)

4 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts – $2.50/each

(earned $5 Target gift card from store promotion)

4 pack Gillette Fusion cartridges – $13.99
1 Gillette Fusion razor – $7

Used $5 WYB Gillette Fusion cartridges and Gillette Fusion razor (from a store mailer), Used free Fusion razor WYB cartridges manufacturer’s coupon (deducted $7), earned a $5 Target gift card from a store promotion

Used $5 Target gift card when you spend $50 or more coupon from a recent mailer

Used 3 $5 Target gift cards (from previous store promotions), used $10 Target gift card (from transferring a prescription), used $20 Target gift card (earned from Epoll), used Target gift card with a $2.49 balance from previous return

Total OOP = $5.79

GYMBOREEspent $1.99 OOP, saved $13

Used 20% coupon, used $10 Gymboree Rewards coupon – They didn’t have this swimsuit in the size I needed, so I took advantage of the “Save a sale”  In case you didn’t know, if your Gymboree store doesn’t have something in the store, but they have it online, the store can call and order it for you and they will ship it for FREE!

KROGERspent $26.80, saved $46.71 – they didn’t have some of the items I wanted/needed in stock, so I had to improvise (check out my Kroger weekly match-ups for details on coupons used)

3 Planters peanuts – $1.99 after promotion (used 2 $1.50 printable coupons and 1 free coupon)
1 Tostitos – $2.29 after promotion (used $1 peelie attached)
1 Kraft singles – $1.67 after promotion
11 Skinner pasta – $.50/each after promotion
3 Dial foaming hand soap – $1.49 after promotion (used 3 $.35 coupons which tripled)
4 DelMonte diced tomatoes – $.50/each after promotion (used $1/4 printable coupon)
1 Pam Butter Spray – $1.99 after promotion
1 hot dog buns – $.98
1 Sara Lee Whole Grains white bread – $2.29
3 lbs bananas – $1.15
1 lettuce head – $1.39
1 lb roma tomatoes – $1.29
1 Land ‘O Frost lunch meat – $2 (used $2 printable coupon)
1 cantaloupe – $1.50
Kroger chicken breasts – $6
10 lb bag grapefruit – $2.99

$12 was deducted automatically for the March Madness promotion


  1. great deals! such cute clothes 😀