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August 30th, 2008 at 11:43 am

I'm following a blog of a woman who feeds 4 people on $800 a year. Amazing and very inspirational.

http://jane4girls800dollarannualbudget.blogspot.com/

I don't do near as well as she does but I did get some good deals this week. Went to King Soopers Wednesday and saved 64%. Spent $23.01 and saved $39.17

I got the following for free

10 oz grape tomatoes
1 lb carrots
1 package Fresh Express shredded cabbage
2 potatoes
1 onion
1 ear of corn
6 bananas
1 package ready to eat Uncle Ben's Cajun Style rice
3 16 oz cans of Planters cocktail peanuts
1 bottle French's mustard
2 boxes Rice a Roni Natures Way wild rice
1 4 pack Cottonelle TP

I had a coupon from Safeway for $10 off a $50 purchase which King Soopers took. It was pretty hard to get to $50 since I refuse to buy stuff when WalMart has it much cheaper. For example Ronzoni pasta is $1.50 at WalMart and #2.58 at King Soopers 42% difference. I have a $1 coupon so will get if from WalMart next week for .50 cents. I eventually got a large package of generic brand TP to make it to $50.

Went in town on Thursday and met a friend for lunch. Stopped at Target first and got $28 worth of stuff for less than $3 after a $10 rebate I will send in.

Target had Pop-Tarts on sale for $1.75 and had coupons for .50 cents each. So I printed 10 coupons and used 1 manufacture coupons for $1. Total cost before coupons $17.50 - $5 in Target coupons - $1 in other coupons = $11.50. And there is a Kelloggs rebate when you buy 10 items for $10 back so final price 10 boxes for $1.50 or .15 cents each.

I also picked up 5 trial size All laundry soap free after $1.00 coupons and 2 25 ct packs of Ziploc bags .50 cents each after coupons.

Went to Panera Bread for lunch. I'd never been there before. The sandwich was pretty good.

Went to the dollar movie and saw Kung Fu Panda for $1.50. It was cute. We wanted to see Mamma Mia but it wasn't playing at the regular theater and hadn't hit the dollar theater yet. Maybe next time.

Hit the used bookstore on the way home and traded for 6 books. No out of pocket.

Finished reading the library book Silent thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. Mystery/Romance. Good

Finished reading the library book The lost duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn. Romance. Very good.

3 Responses to “More shopping savings”

  1. fern Says:

    Walgreen's has some great "free after rebate" deals for the month of September. You can find them on their website, in the EAsy Saver Catalog.

  2. Analise Says:

    Wow! I never cease to be amazed at how you leverage your coupons to save $$. I definitely need to learn how to do this, even if it is on a small scale. Can you offer any advice? How do you find your coupons?

  3. retire@50 Says:

    Analise - I get the Sunday paper for the biggest paper in the state. I get home delivery since I got a deal where it only costs .50 cents a week. I've found the biggest paper in the state will have the best coupons. My mom also gives me the coupons from the local paper since she doesn't use them and I frequently buy things with them to give to her. So I usually have 2 of most coupons. Then I use a couple websites where people explain where the good deals are and link to printable coupons for the deals. My favorites are:

    http://www.moneysavingmom.com/
    http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/index.php
    http://www.becentsable.net/search/label/Grocery%20Gathering
    http://ccherrypicker.blogspot.com/

    I also make sure I am on the mailing list for the grocery stores in the area. This is usually done thru their loyalty cards. Then they send you coupons based on what you buy. That's how I get most of the produce and fruit coupons.

    Hope these ideas helped

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