Sunday, June 22, 2008

Super Saturday Savings

A friend of mine named Tracey contacted me this week about all the savings she's been getting at CVS and Publix. She asked if I was interested in learning the couponing ropes. I'm all for a great deal, so of course I said yes. I've been reading blogs like fiddledeedeeblog.blogspot.com, moneysavingmom.com, and couponmom.com to learn the ropes. Yesterday, I stepped out and saved us some money! Now that we're having twins and expanding from a family of 3 to a family of five in 6 short months, this is a great time to get started on cutting the food budget! Thx Tracey. Here is what I bought at CVS.






Let me explain why I have such random items. These items cost me a total of $15.91 oop (out of pocket) (excluding the phone cards that I bought with a second transaction). However, I got extra care bucks (ECBs) totaling $14.46 plus a coupon for a free $25 giftcard with a new or transferred prescription in return! ECBs can be used on future purchases at CVS. With my "free money" I purchased the $10 phone cards which were buy 1 get one free! That means I got a total of $20 in minutes to call Keisha in South Africa for absolutely FREE! At the end of the day I still have $4 to roll over on my next purchase and the $25 gift card coupon. Now that's a great day at CVS to me! What do you think?

My trip to Publix took some planning, but it wasn't hard b/c those blogs told me exactly what to buy and where to print out the coupons. Here is what I purchased at Publix.



Publix had a coupon for $5/$35 ($5 off a $35 purchase). My total came up to $34.17 (but it would have been $49.31 if the items purchased weren't on sale) so I purchased the Snickers bar to put me over $35. After my coupons my total was $20.02! Can you believe it? I cut the bill by more than half. The key was to buy things that were on sale or buy one get one free (BOGO) and use a coupon on top of that. I'm telling you, the internet and good friends can teach you anything! I have so many ideas for what I can do with the extra money we're going to save...did I mention we are about to have twins?!!!!

9 comments:

These Three Kings said...

oh wow!! whatever proverb 31~
great ideas!
I just tagged you on my blog! go read! love ya

Sarah @ Fiddledeedee said...

Shaunta,
Awesome job on your Publix deals!

Thanks for the link, and for visiting Fiddledeedee.

Oh, and congratulations on expecting TWINS!!!

Word Warrior said...

Shaunta,

Followed you from the exciting comment you left on my blog...do you mind shooting me a quick email...I had something fun to tell you that I didn't want to broadcast.
akcrawford5@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Shaunta:

Congratulations on the twin pregnancy. I'm glad you found my blog and my twin pregnancy story. I hope my journey encourages you as well.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Congratulations again and GOD BLESS YOU!

Elizabeth Esther
www.elizabethesther.typepad.com

Scott and Trisha MacDonald said...

Shaunta,

Thanks for taking the time to look at our blog and comment! I really appreciate your encouraging words. I need to plan a family trip to Montgomery soon so I can meet some of Ella's sweet friends.

Oh, and congrats on twins - what an awesome blessing and exciting time for your family.

Trisha

Jess said...

Those CVS deals are incredible-- I'm seeing all different women blogging about these kinds of savings. Amazing! (Makes me half-way wish I lived close to a CVS again so I could take advantage of the great deals.)

~Jess

Keisha Reid said...

I am so happy to be a recipient of your bargain shopping:) It was so good to talk with you a couple of days ago...take some pics of your tummy for me.

Wonderful World said...

GIRL TEACH ME THE ROPES!!!! I need to get on the coupon trail! I've discovered the great deals at Publix and CVS, but not the coupons to go with them! We have to talk! And wonder of wonders there is actually a CVS in Tuskegee! Wow!!

Julie said...

Just checking in. Hope everything is going well with you!