Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Double Coupon Week at Kmart!

Typically, I really dislike Kmart, but it is double coupon week-- that's coupons up to and including $2.00! After our Monday thrift store date, Hubs and K- decided that they were going to the coupon extravaganza with me.

They knew not what they signed up for.

I was a mama who started with a basket, but had to graduate to an abandon cart. There was a customer that was working with me and giving updates as she got to the end caps. She was so funny!

So, what did I get?

Let me kind of remember.

Right Guard deodorant (for my brother) -- 50 cents
Dove Deodorant -- 50 cents
2 x Old Spice Deodorant -- $1.20 each
Oust Air freshener -- FREE!
Crest toothpaste (giant tube) -- $1.20
2 x Knorr's Pasta Sides -- 55 cents each
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaner -- $1.50
Simple Steps Paper Towels (3 ct) -- $1.50 (I found that I don't like recycled paper towels. Ick.)
Kleenex 3 bundle 200 ct -- $1.33 each (It's allergy season, people.)
3 bundles of Ziploc reusable containers -- $1.00 each
Ziploc freezer bags (20 % bonus box) -- $1.20
2 x Suave Hairspray (large bottle) -- $1.10 each
Band Aid brand band aids (30 ct box) -- 79 cents

Now, I did notice that their signage was everywhere, kind of making it difficult to know what was and was not on sale. However, if you are shopping fed and not bleary-eyed, I find that you pay better attention. Thankfully, they had operational aisle scanners to check. I had to run back and forth a few times to trade my pickin's in. There was only one item-- the Fantastic cleaner -- that they were out of. I'm good with that.

So, how much did I save? Well, their bill doesn't come out showing everything, but coupon-wise my starting sale total was $48.50. My after coupon total was $23.50. And again, everything I purchased was on sale except for the Band Aids.

I do hit double coupons at Giant Eagle, too. I did this past week and did pretty well! I even scored a free reusable shopping bag, since I purchased 2 of their on sale organic products. (The Cascadian Farms Granola was wonderful and only $1.79 for the box!) I got a Kashi frozen entree for $1.00! It is a tasty frozen meal that I'll have for lunch one day at work. I've also managed to earn 30 cents in Fuel Perks.

Hey, it works for me! :)

Edited to add: Free recycled aluminum foil today only at Reynold's.

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Rachael over at Hannah and Lily just found out that her husband, Brien, was just diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. This is a serious condition. Please keep Rach, Brien and Lily in your prayers as Brien has yet another stay in the hospital for the clotting problem that he had earlier on in the month. Please lift them up in prayers throughout the day.


Jamie said...

I am not a fan of Kmart either, but I wanted to stop in and see what I could get. Unfortunately, we are broke for 8 more days so I can't go shopping for a while. I wish I could say that I was frivolous and spent all of our money on nice things, but I paid bills and put a ceiling on the porch.

If you don't mind, I'll share the joy from the good deals!

Rach said...

I don't guess I'll be hitting the K-Mart anytime soon...:sigh: Actually, I'm not a K-mart fan at all, but for double coupons, I could make an exception.

Thank you SO much for every one of those prayers you said today. I'm about done at this moment. Utterly, completely DONE. Those prayers were most desperately needed.

Bailey's Leaf said...

I know they were. I'm keeping them coming.