This trip was an exercise in tough decisions. Most of my deals this week did not meet my challenge criteria, BUT (see how I feel the need to defend my decisions?) we were out of toilet paper, I haven’t bought new makeup in almost a year, I needed pads – and wanted the gift cards, and I couldn’t pass up a sale on my favorite shampoos/conditioners even if they weren’t almost free. I’m still creating my stockpile and even though I did not meet my goal with this trip, I still feel pretty good about my purchases, and I didn’t pay full price for anything. Can I do better? YES! And I did on shopping trip #4.
I’m still learning and I know that as I slowly stockpile there will be less of a need to buy stuff when it’s not at its rock bottom price. I’ll get there, and so can you. Don’t give up on either of us, okay?
Once again, this was my non-food stuff because all of the food was put away already. Hey, my table is only so big. I did get some great deals on food by shopping Thanksgiving sales with coupons! This is a lot of work to list everything and I’m REALLY glad that I do not run one of the couponing sites I follow and have to do this every day! Here we go:
Cottonelle Toilet Paper Retail 5.00, on sale for 3.99, MQ -.75/1.
Final Price=3.24 (x4) Total Savings=35%
Charmin Toilet Paper Retail 4.29, on sale for 2.99, MQ -.25/1.
Final Price=2.74 (x3) Total Savings=37%
Always Maxi Pads Retail 5.99, MQ-.50/1, Target deal-Buy 3 get $5 gift card.
Final Price=3.82 each (x6) Total Savings=36%
Oral B Toothbrushes Retail 2.99, on sale 1.50, RR 1.50, MQ -.75/1.
Final Price=FREE after register rewards +.75 money maker (x4)
Scunci Hair Elastics Retail 2.99, on sale 2/$3, RR $3.
Final Price=Free after register rewards (x4)
Herbal Essence Shampoo/Conditioner Retail 3.49, on sale for 2.99, MQ -1.00/1.
Final Price=1.99 (x4) Total Savings 43%
Garnier Fructis Shampoo/Conditioner Retail 3.49, on sale 2.49, MQ 1.00/1,
Final Price=1.49 (x2) Total Savings 58%
Garnier Fructis Hairpsray Retail 3.59, on sale 2.99, MQ -2.50/1.
Final Price=.49 each (x2) Total Savings 86%
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid Retail 1.49, MQ -.50/1 doubled.
Final Price=.49 each (x2) Total Savings 67%
Schick Razors Same deal as the last post.
Final Price=FREE. Total Savings 100% (x2)
Command Adhesive Hooks Retail 2.99, Target Coupon -1.00/1, MQ -.50/1,
Final Price=1.49 (x1) Total Savings 50%
Energizer Batteries Retail 4.49, Target Coupon -1.00/1, MQ -.1.00,
Final Price=2.49 (x1) Total Savings 45%
Cover Girl Eye Shadow-4 color Retail 5.79, on sale 3.47, MQ-2.50/1,
Final Price=.97 (x4) Total Savings 83%
Cover Girl Eye Shadow-single color Retail 3.79, on sale 2.27, MQ -1.00/1,
Final Price=1.27 (x4) Total Savings 66%
Cover Girl Perfect Blend Pencils Retail 5.99, on sale 3.59, MQ -2.50/1,
Final Price=1.09 (x2) Total Savings 92%
Cover Girl Wet Slick Lip Gloss Retail 6.99, on sale 3.50,
Final Price=3.50 (x2) Total Savings 50%
Loreal Double Extend Mascara Retail 12.99, on sale 6.49, MQ -1.00/1,
Final Price 5.99 (x2) Total Savings 54%
Average Savings = 62%
Not terrible. Not great. I’ll do better next time.