I started off with Aldi’s and picked up cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas, and mini marshmallows. The cantaloupe and strawberries were specials of the week and the bananas and marshmallows are less expensive at Aldi’s than the other places I was shopping today.
I then headed to Shoppers, which has double coupons up to 99 cents. I had made a list beforehand of the coupons that were in my binder that were under a dollar that I might use. I ended up getting the following:
2 Nesquik powder pouches
normally $1 each, used 2 .50 coupons to make them free
2 Chi Chi 8 ct flour tortillas
1.69 each, used 2 .50 coupons to make them .69 each
Pillsbury cake mix
1.49, used .55 coupon to make it .39
Goya low sodium kidney beans
on sale for .88 (forgot to print a coupon so I only got one)
Johnsonville Italian sausage
4.49 with a $2 off coupon attached
2 packages ground beef
4.01 each, each had a $2 off coupon attached
2 packages mushrooms
on sale for .99 each, normally closer to $2 each
2 lb for 1.50
At Target I will just highlight the deals I found.
Oscar Meyer hot dogs were on sale for $1.69 each. I had both a Target coupon for .75 off one and a manufacturer’s coupon for $1 off two, so I purchased two.
I bought a 2 lb bag of pink lady apples and used a $1 off apples Target coupon. This made the 2 lb bag 2.84.
I also had stacking coupons for Kraft cheese. I purchased a pack of the Big Slice since the $1 manufacturer’s coupon was for that. The Target coupon was for purchasing slices and shredded, so I also picked up shredded cheese. This made the total cost for both $3.08.
I discovered some Cabot block cheese on clearance, so I bought two 8 oz packages for 1.48 each and one 8 oz package for 1.90.
Nexcare Strawberry Shortcake bandages were 1.87. I bought two with two $1 off Target coupons and a $1 off two manufacturer’s coupon. This made the total cost .74 for two packages.
I also purchased 3 packages of Ore Ida Sweet potato fries, which had a deal to buy two get one free. I used two $1 off coupons, for a total cost of $4.48 for three bags.
The final deal at Target was the special promotion for Edy’s brand items. I only had one coupon for $1 off two ice creams, but Target had a deal to get a $5 gift card if you bought 5 items. I bought 2 ice creams, one sherbet, and two fruit bar packages. If I include the gift card as paying for part of the purchase, these cost 7.95 for all five.
Since I live in a higher priced area, your prices may be different than mine. I notice that my Aldi’s store has slightly higher sale prices, for example, than some of the savings sites report. I get my coupons online at Target’s site, at Coupons.com, and in my local papers. I also occasionally get coupons mailed to me by Target or request coupons through company websites or facebook pages.