Friday, March 05, 2010

More savings and a recipe!

Ok, I can take it...raise your hand if you're sick of hearing (reading?) me blog about my Rite-Aid savings and nothing else...anyone?? No? Ok, great, then I'll continue to tell you about them. I do promise to throw in a few posts about other goings-on in the upcoming weeks, though, ok? And I plan to be better about MPMs (menu-plan Mondays), too!

Today, I made a quick pit-stop at Rite-Aid to take advantage of a couple of great sales they were having. When all was said and done, I walked out of the store with $32 worth of merchandise for $8.20 - that's a 75% savings!!! I'll insert a pic later when G comes home and lets me use his camera phone or camera (the camera part of my phone went kerplooey!)
As always seems to happen, I go in to Rite-Aid, coupons in hand, in hopes of getting just a few specific things, which my store just never seems to carry (certain sizes of certain brands...Scott Extra Soft TP in the larger multi-pack sizes, for example). Today was no exception, but I made the best of it anyway. Here's the breakdown of what I got....

  • Charmin Basic 12-pack - reg. $8.49 - $1 coupon = $7.49
  • 2 - 20 pack Kotex liners - reg $1.49 each - on sale for $.99 each - $2/2 coupon = $.02 overage!
  • Excedrin 24ct. - reg. $4.99 - free product coupon = free!
  • Finish Quantum Dishwasher Tabs - reg $6.49 - clearance 50% off - $1 VideoValues coupon = $2.24
  • 2 - Kashi Heart to Heart cereals - reg $4.99 each - on sale BOGO - $1.50 printable coupon = $1.74 each!
  • I also had a $5/$20 Video Values coupon!
And I'll leave you with our dinner plans for tonight...even though G & I are now Methodist & therefore no longer need to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, we were both raised with meat-free Fridays, so we continue the tradition in our home as much as possible. G is ecstatic because tonight for dinner we're having Pioneer Woman's French Onion Soup! It takes a while to make (mostly in the oven) but the results are well worth it - this soup is amazing!


Tridentine Wife said...

I need your money saving skills when I start up grocery shopping and menu planning again. Hope all is well with you. Hey are you watching American Idol this season? I haven't watched it, but I look forward to your weekly predictions.

Erin said...

you go girl! i love to hear about how people put their coupons to use. i am thinking about getting into the rite aid game. i am a little anti-rite aid just in dealing with their pharmacy. but i do see they have great deals. i do cvs a lot. last week i scored 2 robitussin, dayquil, nightquil, 2 deodorant and toothpaste for about $5. i had a pretty good smile on my face!
and that soup sounded delicious!