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Thanks to my husband, I was able to get out to do my shopping alone this week. That means I feel like I can stop at more than one store and I feel like I make fewer mistakes with my planned deals.
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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

yellow squash

2 lb for 1.50

With coupons, all of this was 13.58. I saved 46 percent even though I purchased meat.
White mocha ice cream


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.

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I would not call myself an Extreme Couponer, but I found some good deals today that I would like to share with you.
Pentel pens
First, I headed to Staples with a $6 rewards certificate and two ink cartridges to turn in for credit. I picked up an 18 pack of Pentel retractable ball point pens which have an instant rebate that goes to your rewards account. You don’t even need to fill anything out, which is great. Thanks to Couponing to Disney for sharing this deal.

While at Staples I also found Staples brand 50 assorted brights specialty envelopes for a special price of $3.00. I believe they are normally 5.99. These are 4-3/4 by 6-1/2 inches so they will hold 4 by 6 photos as well as cards.

Then I was off to Dunkin Donuts for my free frozen hot chocolate from a coupon in the Sunday paper.

I stopped by Aldi’s for fresh fruits and picked up strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and some zucchini. All of these were less expensive at Aldi’s than at Target, where I headed next. (I don’t know if my Target would even have zucchini.) I won’t quote prices for Aldi’s as I have found that my Aldi’s prices are low for my area but Aldi’s elsewhere have even lower prices since I live in a high cost of living area.

Finally, I headed to Target. I did not get all awesome deals there, but I did want to suggest you print out the $3 off women’s shorts on the Target site since I ended up with a pair of Merona Bermuda shorts for $1.98 since they were on the clearance rack. In addition, girls Circo jeans are on clearance for 50 percent off, so now might be the time to stock up for the fall. I picked up two pair of Circo jeans for my oldest daughter for the fall.

If you have a CARS fan in the family, you might want to buy some Kellogg’s cereal. Some packages that are on sale for $2.50 have a coupon for a free die cast car if you purchase three boxes of cereal. I used a Target coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon (each for a dollar off) to get three boxes of cereal and a die cast CARS car (usually 3.99) for a total of $5.50 plus tax.

What deals have you found lately?

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I recently needed to purchase a couple items at Target for my weekly menu. I had gathered coupons for a couple brands of each of these items and planned to figure out which was the best deal when I got to Target. I ended up not using coupons for either of these items (although I did use plenty of other coupons for other items on my shopping list.)

I needed diced tomatoes and had a coupon for both Rotel and Hunts. Both of these brands were also on sale at the time. However, the Market Pantry brand was also on sale, making it cheaper to purchase the Market Pantry brand than to use the coupon and sale price for Rotel and Hunts. In addition, I checked out the amount of salt in the Market Pantry brand and it was significantly lower than either of the other brands. I try to watch our salt intake, so this gave me yet another reason to use the Market Pantry brand.

Another item I wanted to purchase was some dried fruit. I had been gathering a couple different brands of dried fruit coupons, so I compared prices on these as well. Again, I ended up purchasing the Market Pantry brand because it was even less expensive to purchase it without a coupon than another brand with a coupon.

Have you ever found that using a coupon was not the better deal?

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