My Little Version of Extreme Couponing

You guys know that I’m big into keeping things simple. I do not run around to a dozen different stores every week. Some weeks, I don’t even shop at all!

But some weeks, the sales are good — so very, very good — that I make an exception. Or four of them.

Over this long weekend, I did a lot of shopping. I went to CVS, Target, HyVee (local grocery store) and Staples. And if I find a few spare minutes tomorrow, I’ll stop at another grocery store and maybe even go back to Target for some more frozen food deals.

Told you it was a lot of shopping.

But I’m okay with it, because I haven’t shopped like this in at least 6 months. Oh, and also because I spent just $37 for over $121 worth of food, toiletries, household cleaners and office supplies. So, yeah, I’d say 70% savings makes it all worth it.

Here’s a little frugal shopping eye candy for you.

Sunday @ CVS

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(1) Purex laundry detergent – $.99 after coupons & ECBs
(1) 3-in-1 Purex – $.99 after coupons & ECBs
(1) EOS lip balm – FREE after ECBs
I paid with a $4 ECB and earned $2.99 in ECBs for my next trip.

Spent $.97. Saved $18.10.

Monday @ Target & HyVee

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Cleaning Supplies:
(1) 7th Gen Dish Soap – $2.69 – $1/1 Target Q – $1/1 manufacturer Q = $.69
(3) Finish Quantum – 10-ct – $2.50 – $1.50/1 Target Q – $1/1 manufacturer Q here or here = FREE
(1) Resolve Stain Fighter – $2.49 – $.75/1 coupon = $1.74 (not a stellar deal, but we really needed it)

Food:
(1) Nutella – $3.29 (regular price) – $1/1 coupon here = $2.29
(6) Bisli snacks (30% off clearance) – $4.08 total (this was an indulgence, but my kids are SO happy)
(2) Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 22-mega pack – $3.24 each (30% off clearance) – $1/1 Target coupon = $2.24 each
(1) 5-lb box of Cuties – $4.99 (sale, regularly $6.99) – $1/1 coupon = $3.99

Freezer Gift Card Deal:
(2) Mrs. T’s Pierogies – $2.79 each – $1/2 printable (no longer available) – GC promotion = $1.58 each
(2) Alexia Crinkle Cut Fries – $2.89 each – $1/1 Printable Coupon or here – GC promotion = $1.18 each
(2) Alexia Sweet Potato Fries – $2.74 – $1/1 Printable Coupon or here – GC promotion = $1.03 each
(4) Birds’ Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies – $1.02 (price cut) – $1/3 coupon in 1/23 SS insert – GC promotion = $.06 each!
(2) Eggo’s Toaster Waffles, 10/package – $2.09 (price cut) – $1/2 peelie coupon – GC promotion = $.88 each
(2) Morningstar Crumbles – $3.49 (not on sale) – $1/1 printable (no longer available) – GC promotion = $1.78 each
(14) Ice cream novelties – $1.02 each – GC promotion = $.30 each

Then, I used a 5% off voucher on all my purchases today, which I earned thanks to using our Target Red card to get 5 prescriptions. And I used my Target debit card to pay, which saved me another 5%.

Spent $31.22. Saved $69.31.

HyVee

I passed a HyVee on my way home, so I quickly popped in to pick up the loss leaders – 2 dozen eggs for $.88 each and 2 bottles of Ken’s dressing for $.88 each. I had (2) $1/1 coupons from the HenHouse Holiday Celebration (a local KC thing) on the dressing, which gave me $.24 in overage. Then I used the $0.55/2 dozen eggs coupon.

Spent $.97, Saved $9.31!!!

Monday @ Staples

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(2) reams of Staples printer paper – FREE after rebate
(1) 8-inch scissors – $1
(2) packages #10 Envelopes – $1 each
(1) 100-pack paper clips – $1.29

Spent $4.29. Saved $25.05.

Anyone else clean up at the Target frozen food sale this weekend? Any major finds at a President’s Day sale? Share your bargain shopping prowess in the comments.

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  1. Nice! I wish my Target had the gift card deal but it doesn’t :(

  2. I totally got the bissli and the caramel popcorn! i kept waiting until it went to clearance.:)

  3. Still much saner than the show on TLC. Glad to see you did not end up with 40 years’ worth of Finish Quantum. :)

  4. It doesn’t matter you’re not “extreme”. you SOOO need to go on the show!! :) hey, a little Jewish-style extreme couponing may help a lot of Orthodox Jew’s out!

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