Thursday, February 4, 2010

**Walmart Deals

Well, I would like to start out this blog by pointing out a few things. One, I am NOT a coupon diva, I am in awe and amazement that people actually spend so little on groceries and essentials. Two, I am still a newbie at all this, and I get really excited about deals that may not seem as impressive as the ones you might see on the great frugal blogs around. Three, I was out of basically everything and this was quite a stock up trip-I do not plan to get much (but maybe milk) again for at least a couple weeks. Four, There are some things I simply had to buy that were not a great deal.
That being said, I want to give you a few stats about my Walmart trip. I used 2 different money-saving tactics: I Price matched and used coupons. I did something I have never before done and had to drag around 2 kids and 2 carts. I had a couple of returns to make so I got a gift card for $28.83 when I arrived. I bought 86 items. I figured out that before price matching my total bill would have been around $285. But with all the pricematches, the total was $245.33. Then I used my 40 coupons bringing my total down to $181.72 (plus tax brought it up to $186.36). I used my $28.83 gift card and spent a total of $157.53 out of pocket. So, I went from $285 total to $157.53-AWESOME!! (Of that $17 was 20 lbs of rice, $20 was meat, and $15 was a game I was getting to replace the game I had to return)

I want to tell you about some of my favorite deals here in the pictures (not all the purchased items are pictured.)

In the picture above is:

  • 4 12-packs of Diet Coke (Pricematch 4/$9, $3 in coupons so total was 4/$6)

  • 4 12-packs of Diet Code Red Mountain Dew (Pricematch 4/$9)

  • Scott Toilet paper 4 pack ($2.68 minus $1 coupon=$1.68)

  • Nakano Rice Vinegar (FREE with coupon Mizkan sent me)

  • Marsala cooking wine (FREE with Coupon Mizkan sent to me)

  • Stacy's Pita Chips (FREE with coupon sent to me from Stacy's because I wrote and told them I love their chips)

  • 2 Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce ($1.42 each minus 2 $1 off coupons from Kikkomans so $0.42 each)

  • Mission Flour Tortillas (on sale @ Walmart for $1.92 minus $0.55 coupon=$1.37)

  • Post Raisin Bran ($2.50 on sale minus $2 off coupon=$0.50)

  • 2 Cheerios boxes (Sale $2.68-2 $1 off coupons=$1.68 each)

  • 2 Special K boxes (Sale $2.88 coupon B1G1 so 2 for $2.88)

  • 2 Trix boxes (sale $2 minus 2 $1 off coupons=$1 each)

  • Eggos Cereal (my FAVORITE-On Sale for $2.88 but had a pull off coupon on it for $1 off=$1.88)

  • 8 lb bag of Oranges (Regularly $6.98 but I Price Matched for $2.96)

  • 2 boxes Oscar Meyer meats (Pricematched for $1.99, then used 2 $1 off coupons for a total of $0.99 each)

  • 5 Kraft 8 oz cheeses-2 blocks, 3 shredded (Pricematched $1.44, used 4 $1 off coupons & 1 $0.50 off coupon. So 4 of them cost $0.44 & 1 cost $0.94.)

  • Box of Nabisco Artisan crackers (pricematch $1.63 minus $1 off coupon=$0.63)

  • 2 8th Continent Soy Milk ($2.73 minus 2 $1 off coupons=$1.73 each)

  • 4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Pricematch $0.99 minus $1/4 coupon=4/ $2.96

  • 2 Famous Dave's BBQ Sauces (Pricematch $1.77 each)

  • Nut Clusters Bag-major treat ($3 minus $1 coupon=$2 each)

  • Chex Mix bars ($2.49 minus coupon for $1 off=$1.49)

In the above picture is:
  • 2 pjs for the girls for Easter (clearance $3 each)
  • Catch Phrase Electronic (Sale $20 minus $5 coupon=$15)
  • 2 My Little Ponys that came with DVD's ($5 each but I had B1G1 coupon so $2.50 each)
  • Scrabble Card game ($5.24 Minus $4 off coupon=$1.24)
  • Sorry Card Game ($5.24 Minus $4 coupon=$1.24)
  • Pictureka Card Game ($5.24 Minus $5 coupon=$0.24)
  • Monopoly Card Game ($5.24 Minus $4 coupon=$1.24)