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Grocery deals

May 25th, 2008 at 11:43 am

One of the reasons I enjoy blogging here is I get to brag about my the great deals I find. This week I saved 51% on my groceries. I got the following items for free.

Fresh Express salad bag
Barrilla Whole Grain Pasta - 13 oz
Knorr's Rice Sides
Suave Deodorant
Tums Quick Pak - FAR + 1.00 overage with coupon
Dove Deodorant - sample
3 21 oz boxes Stouffer's Lasagna

I also got the following very cheap.

Wisk - .49 cents after coupons
Ragu Pasta Sauce - .29 cents after coupons

King Soopers has Stouffer's lasagna on sale at 5/$10 or $2.00 each. They have 10 oz and 21 oz boxes of lasagna, which is one of my favorites. The 10 and 20 oz boxes cost the same, so I bought 10 of the 20oz boxes and will get 2 meals each. $1.00 per meal. Add some salad and a roll and I have a fast, tasty and well balanced meal.

The reason I was able to get so many things free or almost free is I added ecoupons to my King Soopers card. There are 3 websites were you can add coupons to your card.

Shortcuts - www.shortcuts.com
Unilever - http://www.softcoin.com/Sites/Unilever_MakingLifeBetter/Page/HomePage/
PG esaver - http://www.softcoin.com/Sites/PG_eSAVER/Page/HomePage/

You can only use the coupons on the cards once, but you can combine them with paper coupons getting double savings. They don't double the e-coupons.

I also made a separate transaction where I purchased two $25 American Express Cards. The activation fee was $7.90 for the two. But AmEX has a promotion thru 6/30/08. Buy two AmEx cards and get a $25 GC to Best Buy, Fandango, Borders or SpaFinder. So spend $7.90 and get $25 - I come out ahead $17.10. You can do 2 per household, so I will do this again next week. The GCs expire 3 months after you get them. I had read about this deal on some website but couldn't find the rebate form in the store. It wasn't with the display where they sell the GCs/AmEx cards etc. It was in the greeting cards aisle. I would never have thought to look there.

I finished the library book Tough Times by Milton Meltzer. Fiction Great Depression. Ok

I finished the library book Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom by Stephanie Nelson. Excellent. I thought I was pretty savvy about using coupons since I've been doing it for 25 years, but she had a lot of information I had not heard of before or thought about. One of the few finance/consumer books I've read lately that actually taught me something I could use to save money.

3 Responses to “Grocery deals”

  1. noexcusebudget Says:

    I love coupons too! I actually did a TV news clip for stephanie a few years ago... I'm thinking it was in 2004, anyways a news crew followed me clipping coupons, using the coupons and then getting over $200 worth of groceries for $2.50... then we took it all to the food bank to show that anyone with even a few dollars could really help alot of people eat. It was back when her website was called cut out hunger... before the coupon mom name took off! She's a great person! Glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. Analise Says:

    Where do you get coupons for such great deals? Do you download them from a particular website or do they come in the mail? I want to start doing this, too!

  3. retire@50 Says:

    Analise - I get coupons in the Sunday papers mostly, but I also download from internet sites and now I've started using the e-coupons.

    Try this website for good coupon deals http://hotcouponworld.com/forums/index.php

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