Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gymboree

If you like to shop at Gymboree they are having a sale now of up to 40% off. They also just issued a coupon code for an extra 30% off your entire purchase. You can use the online code GYMFRIEND at checkout. You can print out a 30% off coupon to bring in the store as well (email me if you want it). I haven't come across any free shipping coupons, but the website offers $6.50 shipping on any order.

My favorite things

Did a week really fly by already? Check out fiddledeedee for her favorite things post and a lot of other great posts! This week it was a lot easier to pick out my favorite thing, in fact I had to decide between a few! I'm going to pick my new crock pot that I got this morning. My parents gave it to us for our anniversary (yes it's pretty much for me, but my mom knew I'd been wanting one and my hubby doesn't mind). I've already started to scour the Internet for crock pot specific recipes. A bunch of my friends swear by them so I'm really excited to try it. If you have any good recipes you would like to share I'd love to hear them.

Publix shopping trip

Check out this post to see my shopping list and more links to coupons (I had one coupon for each item purchased on BOGOs). Check out fiddledeedee to find other great Publix shopping bargains.





Kellogg's frosted mini wheat's BOGO $3.99 (after coupons about $.99 each)
Kellogg's frosted mini wheat's
Nature's own white wheat bread $2.09 (after coup. $1.59)
Nature's own white wheat bread $2.09 (after coup. $1.59)
Keebler cookies BOGO $3.99 (after coup. abt. $.99 each)
Keebler cookies
Vlasic pickles BOGO $2.79 (abt. $.40 each after coups)
Vlasic pickles
Banquet sausage $1.00
Banquet sausage $1.00
Banquet sausage $1.00
Del Monte fruit chillers BOGO $2.49 (abt. $.25 each after coupons)
Del Monte fruit chillers
South Beach drink mix BOGO $3.99 (abt. $.99 each after coups)
South Beach drink mix
Kozy shack BOGO $2.99 (abt. $.50 each after coups)
Kozy shack
Milk $3.79
Lenders bagels BOGO $1.99 ($1.00 each)
Lenders bagels
Weber grill seasoning $1.50 ($.50 after coupon)
Weber grill seasoning $1.50 ($.50 after coupons)
Edwards pie slice BOGO $2.69 ($.85 each after coupons)
Edwards pie slice
green beans $1.73
Perdue short cuts $3.00 ($2.00 after coupon)
Perdue short cuts $3.00 ($2.00 after coupon)
deli ham 1 & 1/2 lbs $5.57
deli bologna 1/2 lb $1.79
Goldfish $1.50
Goldfish $1.50
Luigi Italian ice BOGO $3.19 ($1.22 each after coupon)
Luigi Italian ice
Luigi Italian ice BOGO $3.19 ($1.22 each after coupon)
My total was $47.08 for over $107.51 worth of groceries!

OfficeMax


This was my best bargain of the day. The double jumbo glue sticks I had to buy for my son for school. That alone was $2.09, which was still really cheap. Everywhere else they were about $1.89 for 1! So if you take that out of the equation my shopping trip looked like this:


24 Crayola crayons $.20

24 Crayola crayons $.20

yellow pencils 12 ct $.10

yellow pencils 12 ct $.10

Elmer's glue $.01

Elmer's glue $.01

Elmer's glue $.01


My total was $.63 + $.04 tax = $.67

Sam's Club


Pure life water 30 count $3.88
Orange juice gallon $3.08
bananas $1.32
grapes $4.87
10 lbs potatoes $5.74
18 ct eggs $1.88
18 ct eggs $1.88
cinnamon rolls $4.72
5 lbs vidalia onions $3.88
My total $31.25. It's really too bad Sam's doesn't accept coupons, I could get such good deals then! Except the fruit, everything will last about 2 weeks. The cinnamon rolls are for breakfast on days that we are running late and the kids can just grab them & go so they can last even longer.

Walmart


Canola oil $2.68

Kosher Salt $ 1.57

Tuna $1.24

Jiffy Banana $.52

Jiffy Banana $.52

Fruit Punch $1.00

Fruit Punch $1.00

Scott toilet paper $1.98 after coupon


$10.52 total, the Tropicana fruit punch was the only real bargain. I am hoping to start to bake and cook more so I did need the oil & salt, but they will both last a long time.

Crazy Day



Yesterday was such a crazy day. The kids had their first day of school (which went great, all three love their teachers and classes!) so I got them ready and saw them off (my hubby takes them as he drives past their school on his way to work). Then I got ready to go out and enjoy some leisurely bargain shopping, but that was not to be. There is a tropical storm, Fay that was/is threatening our area, so the stores were packed with people rushing to be prepared. I did get my shopping done, but it was crowded and their were lines so it took way longer then usual and I'm sure I missed out on some deals. I'll post everything separate just in case we lose power (it's just rainy and a little windy here, but sometimes they turn off the power sporadically). First up CVS...


I've been a little disappointed in the deals at CVS lately, I burned thru some ECB's and didn't get many back.
Puffs $.88
Puffs $.88
Crest toothpaste $1.99
Crest toothpaste $1.99
Oral-B toothbrush $1.99
Oral-B toothbrush $1.99
Crayols large crayons $2.61
Sunsilk BOGO $4.29
Sunsilk
Sunsilk BOGO $4.29
Sunsilk

After ECB's I spent $1.94, but only received $4.00 in ECB's back.

After coupons & ECB's toothpaste and toothbrushes were $ .49 each.
The sunsilk was about $ .65 each. I had to splurge on the large crayons & tissues for school, but CVS had the best price.