Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer of Savings: First Haul

This is my first haul! After traveling to three different stores (Walgreens, Dollar General and Family Dollar), I have spent about $12 and gotten back $2 on Walgreens Register Rewards for my next trip. This doesn't hold a candle to those talented but crazy "Extreme Couponing" women on that TLC TV show, but I think I did pretty well for my first try!

5 boxes of Royal Geletin 1.4 oz, 5/$1 (store sale) - $.20 each
3 cans of Bumble Bee Tuna 5 oz , originally $1.29 but $.69 each with Walgreens coupon
2 cans of Quaker Oats 18 oz, 2/$3.19 (store sale) - $1.60 each
2 bags of Act II popcorn 3 oz, $.25 each (store sale)
1 can Illy coffee 8.45 fl. oz. $2, + $2 Register Rewards for my next purchase!

Dollar General:
2 bottles of Pine Sol 28 oz - originally $2 but on sale for $1.75, plus $1.00 MFR coupon - .$75 each
5 packets of Kool-Aid 5/$1 (store sale), + $.50 off purchase of 5 MFR coupon - $.10 each

Family Dollar:
1 bottle of Family Dollar Brand Bleach 174 oz, $2.50 store sale + $.25 off store coupon plus 10% off memorial day coupon (for families of military men or women) - $2.00

The cleaning supplies are going straight to a church saving up supplies to send down to the disaster relief for the recent sweep of tornadoes in the South, and the non-perishable food items are all going to my own church's food pantry. And, as for the coffee, I'm keeping that for myself as a little treat. Hey, after the Register Rewards, it was free!

My church is collecting non-perishables for underprivileged families in the area who can't afford to feed their kids over the summer. They get a discounted lunch rate at school, but during the summer, that's not there anymore. I think this cause is really cool, so I'm glad I get to help while getting the thrill of shopping for a bargain as well!