Friday, February 20, 2009

The Deal Diva Returns...

Just a few of the items I got at Kroger today: 
- Egglands Best Cage-Free Brown Eggs, on sale $1.54 - $0.35 coupon (doubled to $0.70) = $0.84/doz
- Goodys Headache Powder, on sale $1 - $1/1 coupon = free
- J & J butterfly bandages, on clearance $0.83 each - $3/2 coupon = free plus $1.44 in overage
- Hershey's bars, on sale $0.50 - B1G1 coupon = $0.25 apiece
- Reeses Whipps, on sale $0.50 - $1/2 coupon = free
Incidentally, if this was all I had bought, my total would have been $2.08. If I had bought more of the butterfly bandages I could have brought it down to $0.64!

Okay, so I'm not exactly a "Deal Diva" but it does feel good to get back in the groove with my couponing and deals shopping! I ventured out to Kroger today, and I snagged $42.95 worth of groceries for $19.78. If it had been strictly my deals, then I would have done better, but we needed some apples and bananas (we seriously go through about 7 lbs of these a week!!) and some lunch meat, so I had to spend just a little extra. 

Luckily, I stumbled upon an awesome and very easy deal while I was there- the first aid aisle had blinkies for $3/2 Johnson & Johnson First Aid products, which as any deals shopper knows is a very good coupon, as many J&J first aid products are priced around a dollar. So I tried to stand there inconspicuously as I waited for it to spit out the coupons, one at a time. I didn't want to be too greedy, so I only got 5. :-) However, as I was standing there attempting to look nonchalant, I took a quick scan of the shelves to see if there were any J&J products priced low, and wouldn't you know it! I found boxes of butterfly bandages clearance priced at $0.83 a box. Sweet! So I grabbed a couple of boxes and threw them in my cart, and enjoyed the additional $1.44 in overage at checkout. *Sigh* I just love it when that happens...

Anyway, that was a nice boost to my trip (especially after Monkey and Starlet each threw individual screaming fits and I had to drag them back to the front of the store and take away their little carts and put all our stuff into a big cart so they would quit running into people and slamming into things- quite unpleasant). It's nice to feel like I finally have the desire to get the deals again, and I'm looking forward to my CVS and Walgreens trips tomorrow! :-)


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  2. Great finds! I got some of the free reeses. Those are good!

  3. Good job deal diva!!! I really want us to get a Kroger in K-zoo!!


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