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Monday, December 14, 2009

Shaw's Trip for 12/13 With Pics

We ventured out into the nasty snow last night to head to Shaw's in Rockland. The first 15 or so minutes of the trip were awful with the snow. We almost got into two accidents, but once we got out of the hills around Belfast it turned to rain and the roads were much easier to deal with. We got dinner for all of us at Subway because we knew we would be out late and Subway is about the cheapest/healthiest place we can find to feed all 6 of us!

We got to Rockland Shaw's a little after 7pm and had our shopping DONE about 8:30. Not bad if I do say so myself. It was nice having hubby with me, we doubled up and got the shopping done twice as fast as I would have if I had done it alone.

I planned my trips through the checkout lines before we left the house, I knew how many of what item I wanted to get in each transaction, wrote the details on an envelope and put the coupons for that transaction IN the envelope and numbered each envelope in order. I also brought extra coupons because we wanted to try and get more veggies than I had planned for but weren't sure we would find enough available to complete any transaction I would create, so I left room between my planned 2nd and 3rd transactions for an extra trip if it were possible.

Here's the rundown:
First of all ROCKLAND SHAW'S DOUBLED COUPONS! Just thought I'd throw that out there since I know this has been an issue at some stores :)

Trip One:
12 Boxes of Chex Cereal (Cinnamon was all that was left)
8 cans of Pillsbury Grands
4 Green Giant Boxed Veggies

I wasn't sure the pre sale price of the Chex so I estimated $3 and since they were $1.50 when you buy 3, I got them in multiples of 3 and made sure to get enough so I would exceed $45 PSP in the end. Hubby actually did this transaction and the Asparagus didn't ring up at sale price.

Pre-Sale Price: $68.64
Price With Sales: $38.98
Total After Coupons: $28.68


Trip Two:

8 Bags of Chex Mix
8 Cans of Progresso Bread Crumbs
4 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers

Unfortunately either something didn't ring up right to trigger the Catalina's or I did something wrong in this transaction because I only got one $5 Catalina back with my receipt.

Total Pre-Sale Price: $52.49
Price With Sales: $24.90
Price After Coupons: $14.40


Trip Three:
9 Cans Progresso Soup
8 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
12 Green Giant Boxed Veggies

Pre Sale Price: $49.62
Price With Sales: $40.60
Price After Coupons: $29.30

Trip Four:
I did this transaction separate because I like to be able to easily separate my food purchases and non food purchases when figuring the budget. And these were all Free!

2 Bottles of Homelife Dye/Fragrance Free Laundry Detergent
1 Cascade Dishwashing Detergent
1 Jet Dry
2 Huggies Natural Care Refill Packs
1 Bottle Glass Plus Glass Cleaner

Pre Sale Price: $46.20
Price With Sales: $26.83
Price After Coupons: $ -$1.71 - Yep, they paid me :)

Trip Five:
Saved the big trip for last, so we could roll over any coupons from the previous trips, I don't do the Catalina deals on my final trip through because most Catalina's are only good for 2 weeks and I really only shop once a month unless there's a deal I absolutely would be stupid to miss out on. I use the last trip through to fill in wherever we may need to with things that are on sale or that I have coupons for, and make sure to make it a large enough transaction to trigger Gas rewards! Everything in this picture except the Gravy and Juice was purchased using coupons.

2 Bottles Shaw's Brand cranberry juice
2 Bags Sargento Shredded Cheese
4 Skippy Naturals Peanut Butter
10 Earth's Best Baby food jars
4 Hellmann's Olive Oil Mayo
4 Boxes Taquito's
5 Boxes Duncan Hine's Whole Grain Muffin Mix
1 Sorrento Mozzarella Cheese
1 Sorrento Ricotta Cheese
4 Boxes Texas Toast Garlic Bread
2 Boxes Texas Toast Pizzeria Dip n Sticks
2 Boxes Tomato and Basil Wheat Thins
3 Boxes El Monterey Tornados

Price Before Sales: $168.23
Price With Sales: $139.48
Price After Coupons: $106.93

For a GRAND Total of $177.60 spent on $385.18 worth of groceries!

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