Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Savings

I feel like the deals were only mediocre yesterday, especially in the meat or produce departments. Normally that wouldn't bother me so much, but there hasn't been a great meat sale (especially chicken) in quite a while and my stash is dwindling! Here's hoping we're due for a great sale next week. For now, check out what $50.83 bought me yesterday.


Hy-Vee:
Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt - 4 pack
Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza - 4
Dove Body Wash - 2 bottles
Dove Deodorant - 2
Hy-Vee Cheerios - 1 box
Sunmaid Raisins - 2 packs with 6 boxes each
Danimals Yogurt - 4 pack
Farmland Whole Ham - 5 pounds
Pork Chops - 1.6 pounds

Price Chopper:
Kellogg's Fruit Snacks - 2 boxes
Wonder Bread - 2 loaves
Eggs - 2 dozen
Peaches - 3.5 pounds
Red Grapes - 2.22 pounds
Blue Bunny Ice Cream - 2 cartons

Aldi:
Diced Tomatoes - 2 cans @ 28oz each
Tomato Paste
Whole Milk - 1 gallon
2% Milk - 2 gallons
Skim Milk - 1 gallon

The Deals: At Price Chopper the fruit snacks were .95 each after sale and coupon ( 67% off), the Wonder Bread was .99 each (63% off) and the Blue Bunny Ice Cream was $1.69 each (55% off). At Hy-Vee I did some nice stocking up on beauty products for me! The Dove Body Wash was $1.49 (69% off) and the deodorant was $2.03 (56% off). The frozen pizza's (which are the perfect size for the boys' to share) were only .49 each after sale and coupons (67% off), the raisins were .99 cents (49% off) and the Hy-Vee Cereal was also .99 (57% off).

Grocery Tip #1: Keep your ears open for stores involved in pricing wars! When I was at Aldi (135th and Antioch for you locals) yesterday the cashier mentioned that their milk is so much cheaper than milk found at some other Aldi's because they're "in a milk war" with the Sam's Club next door. I hope that pricing war continues! (For those curious, I paid $2.08 for the whole, $1.96 for the 2% and $1.83 for the Skim.)

Grocery Tip #2: If you have Hy-Vee in your area, check out their website! They've started producing a list each week of the coupon match-ups (including internet coupons) for their weekly sale items! Do keep in mind when looking at the list though that it isn't always wise to use a coupon with a sale item - sometimes it pays to wait until a better sale rolls around.

Grocery Tip #3: Look through your newspaper early in the day on Sunday. If it has lots of coupons that you're likely to use, go buy a second paper! I did this a few weeks ago and it has paid off in a big way.

Total Cost Before Coupons, Sales and Tax: $100.64
Total Cost After Coupons and Sales: $46.19

For those of you wondering where my post was yesterday, so sorry to have left you hanging! We ended up having a much busier day than I anticipated, including taking the boys' 2 year pictures! They came out great and I'll be sharing a few with you all next week.

6 comments:

RoseAnneH said...

What is the Take me home Free... bag?

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen,
did you know you can sign up for kids Price Chopper card and they email you a coupon for a free item per kid in the beginning of each month? This month (August) it was a free box of fruit snacks. Some months the free item is nicer than others but every bit helps :)
Also, I am new to your blog, but was wondering whether you do Kmart doubles? the one on 95th and Metcalf was doing coupon doubles this week and had some great deals!
Thank you for sharing your saturday savings. I also appreciate your previous post. Sometimes bloggers make things seem so bright and rosy... thank you for your honesty.
ZM

Anonymous said...

oops, I meant to say a a kids Price Chopper CLUB

Emily @ Little Home said...

That's so interesting on the milk prices - I've always wondered. That's where my sister in law and I stop for our milk when we are over that way even though we don't live over there because it is so much better!

Helen said...

Mom, the peaches are in that brown paper bag - it's supposed to help them ripen quicker!

ZM, thanks for the PC Kids Club tip! I'll be signing my three up for sure!

kdliberty said...

Another good tip, you can freeze milk. It keeps pretty good too. That way when you find a good buy on it you can really stock up. The rule of thumb is if it has 5 days before it expires when you freeze it then you can use for 4 days when you defrost it. Just make sure you date the jug when you put it in. I have keep from wasting milk when it is fixing to expire. I freeze it into 2 cup servings and use it in recipes! -KD

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