Another week, another set of doublers, another happy shopping trip for me. There were some HOT deals this week with catalinas. It really seems like the catalinas come and go alot. When they are in, they are HOT! I discovered that one of the stores that is a little further away from me seems to have less coupon shoppers than my 2 main stores, they actually had stock in of a couple of the things I was looking for! I have hopes that next week there will be doublers and that the stock of Nature’s Valley Granola Thins will be in so I can score that deal. Their catalinas roll for a few more days so maybe I can squeak that deal out still.

Here’s the rundown for this weekend’s trips. This was done in 2 trips, 9 doublers each:

Total OOP: $21

Ok, so that seems like a big out of pocket, compared to my normal. But just LOOK at what I got! The majority of that was the cost for the Pasta-roni ($5.50) and the Minute Maid lemonade ($8).

(4) 12pk Minute Maid lemonade ($7.50)
(6) Healthy harvest pasta ($1.25)
(8) Danimals yogurt ($2)
(2) Gallon of milk (free!)
(1) Ritz crackerful ($1)
(4) Athenos greek yogurt (free!)
(4) peaches ($1.50)
(3) Life cereal ($1.47)
(7) Pasta-roni ($5.53)
(4) Fiber One brownies (free!)
(1) Tic-Tacs (free!)
(1) Cucumber (0.50)

The only deal I missed was the Nature’s Valley Granola Thins. Here’s what it would have looked like:

(4) Granola Thins – $2.50ea ($10)
-(4) 0.75/1 coupons from SS
– 3 doublers
Pay: $4.75, get $2 cata + $5 cata + free milk cata
Final Price: $2.25 moneymaker + free milk!

Now, the free milk is a weekly deal, so that’s gone now. And the various catalina deals end before we would get doublers next weekend (if we get any that is). So I have a raincheck for these and if I can pick them up next week while the catalinas are still being offered, the deal will look like this:

(4) Granola Thins – $2.50ea ($10)
-(4) 0.75/1 coupons from SS
Pay: $7, get $2 & $5 catalinas
Final Price: Free!

So while it is no longer a money maker and I lose out on the free milk, it’s still 4 free boxes! I have to doublecheck what dates those catalinas run through so I make sure i get out to the store in time to pick them up. 🙂 Happy hunting everyone!



Whoo hoo! Bacon!!!

June 15, 2011

It was actually a pretty quick trip, since I had only just got back into town and it was the last day of the sales week. I didn’t have much on my list and actually figured that everything I wanted for the Oscar Mayer deal would be out of stock. But just look what I was able to get!!!

All this for $9.96!!!!! I mean seriously, does it get much better than that? (NO!) I tell you, these are the times when I really do feel like an Extreme Couponer. But one who is doing this realistically, with normal time investment, buying reasonable quantities. This is when I really feel like couponing is So Much Fun!

Ok, here’s the breakdown:

(7) Oscar Mayer turkey bacon
(2) Carving board lunchmeat
(1) Lunchables Sub sandwich
(1) bunch celery
(3) big pork chops (1.5lbs)
(8) packets McCormick marinades
(5) packets Weber marinades
(5) bottles Ken’s salad dressing

Basically with coupons, doublers, and a couple bits of unexpected overage, the only items I paid anything for were the oscar mayer items. Which puts them at about $1 a piece. $1 for bacon & reallly awesome lunchmeat? Oh yeah!!! I couldn’t believe there was a whole shelf fully stocked of bacon. The truck must come on Mondays.

Take care and happy couponing!