Adventures in Couponing.

Posted by Michelle on February 23rd, 2014 . Filed under: Couponing .

There’s been a lot going on with the Philippi family lately, but we still gotta eat!  Today I’m sharing some of my recent deals.

Fred Meyer (a Kroger store) had buy 3 Neutrogena soaps, get $5 back.  I had coupons for $3 off 2.  So I bought 4.
$2.09 x 4 = $8.36
– (2) $3 coupons
pay $2.36
get back $5 = $2.64 moneymaker!  (I did this twice.)

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They also had a deal on cereal.  $1.67 each.  I had coupons for $1 off 2 which make them $1.17 each.  Then I paid for 4 of them with my $5 from the Neutrogena.  Did this deal twice.  The Snapware was $7something, marked down to $6something, with an additional % off clearance making it $2.37, and I have $2 Snapware coupons = 37¢

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I mentioned before that Fred Meyer has digital coupons that you can load to your store card.  And there is a free item to download each Friday.  The yogurt was free last week, and the diet bars were free this week.  They had a $1 digital coupon for the popcorn which made it $1, and a 50¢ coupon off 2 pounds of pears, so I paid $1.26 for 5 pears.

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My son called me at the office to tell me that he had called up Target to see how much their Valentine clearance was going for and since it was 90%, could we go when I got home.  90%?  Oh yeah, we’re there.


I came across a slick little deal on cake mixes while we were there.  Buy 10 at $1.13 each = $11.30, use (4) $1 off 2 coupons = $7.30.  And then you get a $5 Target gift card back.  Do this deal again, and pay with the Target gift card.  23¢ a box.

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Ragu was on sale at Walgreens for $1.50.  I had coupons for 50¢ off 2 = $1.25 each.  Not a bad price.  But I also had $8 in Register Rewards to use – so that made them 25¢ each.  I needed to add 6 extra items to my order (you have to have more things than you have coupons for when you are using Register Rewards) so I found these Angry Bird freezer pops for 50¢ each.  A bit much for a filler item, but we will use them up in the summer time for sure.

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Last stop was the Walmart.  I made $1.02 on each protein shake pack, and 7¢ on the nail polish.  So I had $3.13 to play with.  Soy sauces were $1.52, and I had 55¢ coupons making those 97¢ x 2 = $1.94.  The biscuits were 58¢ each, and I had coupons for $1 off 3, making it $1.48 for 6.  That takes me to $3.42, less my $3.13 overage = 29¢ for all.

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3 Responses to Adventures in Couponing.

  1. Jessie McLaughlin

    Nice love The Walmart buys!! What a great deal on cake mix!! Happy Sunday!!

  2. Jennifer L

    Great deals! We don’t have a Krogers up in the north. I know they are down south though from vacationing down south we shopped there. We have a Weis store where we live. You can get some good deals there too. It always feels good to get good deals and save money.

  3. Michele aka Derbylea

    Always my favorite posts. Love to see you making the money. never seems to work for me but I love to see you do it.

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