Pretty lazy Friday around here - it is just too hot to do too much these days! So after cleaning up around the house, the kiddos and I ventured out to run errands. First stop was Blockbuster so they could swap out their movies (for free!) from our Club Wannawatchamovie memberships. If you missed my post on that, you can read it here: http://occupiedlife.com/2011/07/18/summer-school/
Then we stopped at Winn Dixie where I scored 4 boxes of Snackwell cereal bars (2 boxes of Peanut Butter and two boxes of Chocolate) and two boxes of family sized Pillsbury brownie mix. Before coupons & deals the total was : $17.94! After deals, coupons, etc. my total spent is 0.99! YEAH! Ninety nine cents! How did that happen….. here is what I did (I used two transactions for this):
bought two boxes brownie mix (on sale bogo and had a .40 cents off coupon)
bought two boxes Snackwell bars (on sale for $2 each and also had a .75 cents off coupon for each one)
total before coupons and sale prices: 11.36 * after coupons and sale prices I paid $4.49 out of pocket AND I got a $3 catalina coupon back for my next shopping trip
bought two more boxes Snackwell bars (on sale for $2 each and also had a .75 cents off coupon for each one)
total before coupons and sale prices: $6.58 * total after coupons and sale prices I paid $2.50 AND I got another $3 catalina coupon
Total out of pocket for both orders was $6.99 AND I got the $6 in catalinas for the next time I am at Winn Dixie. I did not try to use the catalina coupons today because sometimes if you use a like coupon for your order and those items are in the order, you will NOT get another coupon. Not sure if I explained that clearly or not but basically you usually cannot “roll” catalina coupons because they won’t print other ones for you.
Winn Dixie also has the new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch cereal on sale for $2 each box and a few weeks ago there were .75 cents off one box coupons that came out in the newspaper. I got four boxes a few days ago for $1.25 each but just thought I’d put that in here so you can snag that deal too if you venture over there.
After that excitement we headed over to Cold Stone Creamery to use a $20 gift certificate that I got a few months ago over on LivingSocial.com I paid $10 for the $20 gift certificate and so all four of us got HUGE portions of ice cream with one mix in each! Total there was -0.04 cents! LOL! Not kidding, the total was NEGATIVE 4 cents! I just let them keep the four cents.
Then we headed home to settle down in ice cream bliss while some homemade pizza dough is getting ready in the bread machine for dinner and movie night later today. Since I had all the ingredients on hand (flour, yeast, etc) and I use leftover spaghetti sauce for pizza sauce, the only real cost to me for making a pizza is the cheese which I try to get on sale for $1.50 or less per 8 oz bag. Even cheaper than the $5 pizza deals at the chain pizza places!