Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ya Gotta Have Friends...

This weekend was so much fun! On Sunday, I got together with a group of fellow hounds from the MSN Message Boards. Amiyrah, Beth, Nichole, Jenny, Ellen/saphira and Sandy/madisonsgmom and I met up for brunch at a diner in central Jersey. We munched, chatted, swapped coupons and goodies and had a wonderful time. It was so cool to put faces with names and spend some time with people I'd only known previously online. Everyone was so sweet and I had a blast. Amiyrah was sweet enough to bake everyone a yummy loaf of bread. My boyfriend and I happily nibbled on our pb&j loaf when I got home - thanks so much Amiyrah!

Acme - 6 Daisy Sour Creams $1 each, used five $0.60 coupons (4/5 SS) = FREE *The coupons all fully doubled to $1.20 each so I didn't need to use my sixth coupon.

A&P - they are running a fabulous double coupon event this week. $1 coupons are doubling to $2! They'll only double five $1 coupons in any one order (although I used more than five at the self checkout and they all doubled). There's also a great Kraft promo - spend $40, get back a $10 gift card. I've put the qualifying items in purple.

  • Friday: 6 Bertolli pasta sauces $2 each, used six $1 coupons (4/5 Unilever) = FREE

Saturday, Trip One:

  • 4 boxes Post Shredded Wheat and 6 boxes Post Raisin Bran $2 each, used five $1 off 2 coupons (3/29 SS) and got back two $4 catalinas (one for buying four Shredded Wheats and one for buying four Raisin Brans) = $2
  • 2 pouches Bumble Bee tuna $1 each, used two $0.55 coupons (2/22 SS - doubled fully) = $0.20 profit
  • Total was $9.80

Trip Two:

  • 4 boxes Post Raisin Bran $2 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (3/29 SS) and got back $4 catalina for buying 4 = FREE
  • 3 Capri Sun sunrise juices $2 each, used three $1 coupons (4/19 SS) = FREE
  • Total was $4.21

Trip Three:

  • 3 Capri Sun sunrise juices $2 each, used three $1 coupons (4/19 SS) = FREE
  • 2 Hershey's Extra Dark candy bars $1.99, used two $1 coupons (4/19 SS) = FREE

This brought me up to $40 on Kraft products and I qualified for a $10 A&P gift card. I spent $2 total, so that's an $8 profit. The Kraft promo is limit one per card, so can you guess what I did?

Sunday, new A&P card :p

  • 5 Post Trail Mix Crunch cereals $2 each, used five $1 coupons (4/5 SS) and got back five $0.75 catalinas = $3.75 profit
  • 4 Capri Sun sunrise juices $2 each, used three $1 coupons (4/19 SS - thanks Amiyrah!) = FREE
  • 2 Hershey's Extra Dark candy bars $1.99, used two $1 coupons (4/19 SS) = FREE
  • Bertolli pasta sauce $2, used $1 coupon (4/5 Unilever) = FREE
  • 5 Marcal toilet papers $1.09 each, used five freebie coupons (4/5 or 5/3 SS) = FREE
  • Triscuits $2.50, used $1 coupon (thanks saphira! found in stores) = $0.50
  • Wheat Thins $2.50, used $1 coupon (found in stores) = $0.50
  • Total was $1.42

Now I'm up to $23 towards my second A&P gift card.

Stop & Shop - 6 Rice Works chips $2 each, used six $1 coupons (4/19 RP) = $6 or $1 each

CVS - 7 papers $14, used $2 EB and $10 EB, total was $2


spaghetti0625 said...

I forgot to ask you yesterday, but how many newspapers do you buy each week? You must get a lot of Qs (or order online?) to get all that stuff! What's your secret? You can whisper it to me on here...I'm sure nobody will hear :)
It was great to meet the almighty frugalsuz yesterday too! I pictured you in my head as someone old....but it was great to see you're young like me!

Kimmie said...

Did your A&P flyer mention the Kraft deal? My flyer doesnt have anything mentioned about it, but it does mention the duper double coupons this week.

spaghetti0625 said...

Don't forget to take pics for me of your coupon holder thingy :) TIA!

frugalsuz said...

I typically buy 6 papers each week (I send the 7th to centralil). If there's a fabulous deal (like the monitors), I'll order more coupons online, usually from ebay. It was so nice to meet you too!

Yup, the details are on page 3.