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Thursday, August 15, 2013

This weeks shopping


a coupon trip to Walmart- the shaving cream was free as I used the $6 off 3 coupon that was in our Sunday's newspaper. The Bic pens were free with $1 coupons and the cupcake papers were also free with a $1 coupon.  I used $2 internet coupons on the Right Guard and it was about $1.50 after the coupons.
I also went to Walmart to get cough suppressant from husband.  His summer cold is over but he still has coughing spells in the night,  any one have any advice for him?
Then to Food Pyramid for a few double coupons.  After coupons,  this detergent and Spam was about $3.
The Spam is not my favorite but my husband will enjoy it.  On the rare occasions that he might need to fix his own meal,  he will be happy frying up a Spam sandwich.


Then,  I went to the brand new Aldi in our town.  It is so nice and big and very close to our home.  I really think it will make grocery shopping much easier and cheaper for us.
I am so happy about it- I think lottery winners might kind of feel like this!
I got all this for about $22-  because it is grand opening,  they are passing out $5 off $25 coupons for Aldi. I've already got 2 of those coupons in the mail, 1 in the newpaper, and 3 at the store.  They don't expire for almost 2 weeks so I may be making several $25 or so visits to Aldi to stock up.

fruit squeeze pouches my grands love
saltine, milk, 3 orange juice, window cleaner, bleach, pork rinds, jarred fruit, flatbread wraps for sandwiches
ranch style beans
red grapes, jicama, pineapple, cantaloupe, 2 lemons and fancy artisan lettuce

Another trip to Aldis- this was just a bit over $25 before the grand opening coupon was subtracted.
Dollar Tree -50 cent coupons from the Sunday papers on the Palmolive
$1/2 Internet printable on the Dial soap
$4 plus tax for all
Then at CVS, I had a $20 ECB. I looked ahead at the sales on slickdeals.net and did not see anything in future sales that we needed. In my email yesterday, they sent me a coupon for 25% off my total purchase of none sale items. 
I prefer to roll ECBs into sales where more ECBs are offered but without any sales I like coming up, I decided to burn it on a giant box of Pampers, 2 eye shadows and 2 cough drops for husband. I used coupons on the Pampers and Cover Girl and spent about $5.


Yes, that was a lot of shopping this week. I don't expect I will be doing this kind of multi store shopping for awhile. But I had fun doing it and am happy with our little stockpiles.  

Especially for the near future, I will be doing any needed shopping at the new Aldi. 

18 comments:

  1. Such great deals! I love pairing coupons with sale items!

    Delsym 12 Hour Cough Suppressant seems to work best for us...and an antihistamine to help the dripping in this throat when he lays down. The lingering cough after the cold is always such a nuisance!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, I will be adding Delsym 12 hours to my walmart list. I'm sure you are right about needing the antihistamine too

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  2. Awesome deals. I went to Walmart for the shaving gels - I got 9 small ones and 4 packs of lady bic razors. I made about $6.74 in overage! It went towards my groceries.

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    1. Hi Carlye, you did great! are you not blogging right now? I know you are busy with your family and certainly understand if you aren't

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  3. Great job Rhonda! You did very good! Would love to have an Aldi nearby like that. The spam would be great for an emergency food supply.

    I'm probably heading to CVS today to roll some ECBS on Huggies for my 2 grandbabies. But, some time soon, I'm thinking of ordering Luvs from Amazon, and have them delivered directly to the Moms. With Subscribe and Save, shipping is free and they are a good diaper at the lowest price.

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    1. Debbie, I like Amazon just fine and ordered the deal they had on wipes this week. Sometimes the deals are great and sometimes just OK. The big coupon sites do a great job of posting which ones.

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  4. What fun you must have had getting those super deals. I wouldn't mind doing this sort of shopping everyday!!

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    1. bargain shopping is lots of fun, but neither you nor me has time to do it everyday, do we?

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  5. Aldi will take those $5/25 even after they expire!

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    1. thank you Sara, that is really good to know. I still have 5 of them and at Aldis tonight, I overheard the cashier in the next lane also say that the Aldis coupons never expire. I will sure use them in the weeks or months ahead

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  6. You did really good with your shopping and coupon savings. I know how much fun it can be to feel like all your work and efforts paid off in the end especially when you save $ on some bigger ticket items like cleaning products and paper items. I use to do a lot of that when my kids were home and my husband was alive. I have watched the extreme couponers on tv and it is unreal. It does my heart good to see the ones who can donate to their churches for the needy. Continued success with what you are doing and thank you for the tips and heads up info for the rest of us.
    Susanne :)

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    1. Those extreme coupon shows are fun to watch but not the least bit realistic in my town. I just like to have a few months of things we really use stocked up. When I am caring for grands while their parents work and teach, I can't run out to the store too often so I have worked at doing some stocking up over the summer while I had more free time.
      Thank you for the good wishes :) you are sweet

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  7. This will sound crazy but put Vick's salve on the bottom of his feet and wear socks to bed. He should be cough free for the night.

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    1. thank you Lisa, I'll be adding some Vicks to my list too.

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  8. I have always used a little, and, I mean a little... brandy straight and it takes care of the cough that usually occurs in the middle of the night...

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  9. :) Enid, he might like this one the best of all!

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  10. Your got some great deals there! I actually have been busy this week and forgot to use the Gillette coupons. We have an Aldi in the next town and I shop there once a week. It is so much cheaper on things that you don't have coupons for. Our Aldi is actually cheaper than Walmart on a lot of the things that I buy. On another note, the Vicks vapo rub, that stuff does work on your feet and so does the brandy. My hubby swears by ginger brandy in the wintertime. If he gets a cold and cough he will have a shot and he is better. If he works outside all day and gets chilled to the bone, he will come home and have a shot. He says it warms him right up :)

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  11. Spam sandwiches,YUM!! We haven't had spam in forever,I'll be adding Spam to my grocery list. :) My aunt used to bake spam with peach preserves on top and it was SO GOOD.

    I really miss Aldi! When we go back home for a wedding next month, we are stopping in and stocking up on canned and dry items.

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