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Saturday Savings – 2 Days Late

I know, I know. Today is anything but Saturday. There were such good deals to be had at HyVee yesterday and Price Chopper today though (one day sales) that I knew I would have to post today. On top of HyVee and Price Chopper’s deals, I cleaned up at Hen House on Thursday! I’ve broken each trip down for you below. While you won’t be able to take advantage of some of these deals now, you certainly could hit up Price Chopper today and even Hen House for some of the deals. If don’t live in the area, look at this as inspiration! A little paying attention to the deals coming up can pay off big time in the store.

Hen House: The above picture is everything I bought at Hen House on Thursday. All of that retails for $84 and I only paid $19! I saved 80%! Woo! Here’s the sad thing though… you wouldn’t be able to walk into a Hen House today and duplicate¬† this in one trip. See, they have this great deal going where if you buy 5 items that were on a certain page in their flier you would get $5 off your shopping order. Originally they were not limiting the number of times you could take advantage in a trip, so I got $20 off my order. Later in the day on Thursday they decided to limit it to one per house hold, per day. Bummer for others!

I obviously had lots of coupons to use, in addition to the $5 off deal they were running. The Totino’s Pizzas actually ended up netting me $1 – they were on sale for $1 each and were one of the featured buy5 get $5 off items, making them free. Plus, I had a $1 off coupon! The cereals were $1.99 each and also one of the 5/$5 items, making them $1 each already. Plus, I had another $4 in coupons to use ($1 each on Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I had three and then $1/2 for the Cheerios), so only paid .20 a box! The Go-Gurts worked out to .60 a box after coupons and the deal. Basically, Hen House rocked on Thursday. Had I not sprung for the bag of Honeycrisp Apples, my percentage of savings would have been insane!

HyVee and Aldi: Yesterday morning, the boys and I headed to Aldi and HyVee. I was out of baking ingredients and Aldi is my go-to place for that when there aren’t any awesome deals at the other stores. We picked up flour, sugar, butter, oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, peanut butter (2 jars) and graham crackers for $15.

HyVee had an insanely good deal yesterday on soda. I don’t usually buy soda, but this deal was too good to pass up. I figure it will be great to have on hand for when we have people over or for the upcoming holidays! The deal was on 7-up brand 6 packs of 16oz bottles… $1 for each 6 pack! I snagged three – 7-up, root beer and orange. I also picked up 3 dozen eggs, 2 loaves of EarthGrains whole grain bread (BOGO), 3 cans of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce (.48 each), 5 cans of Swanson broth (.52 each after sale and coupon), a 12 pack of Charmin Basic toilet paper for $4.38 after sale and coupon and a 2 pound bag of carrots for .97. Total spent at HyVee was $21.

Price Chopper: This morning the boys and I hit Price Chopper and came away with 67% savings! Deals marked with an * are good just until 10pm today, so take advantage. I’m a sucker for Honeycrisp Apples, so when I saw them for $1.48 a pound I knew I had to buy more. I also bought red grapes at .99 a pound*. The Del Monte canned fruit worked out to .70 each after sale and coupon. (Brief soap box moment – can I just tell you how annoying it is that so many brands only make one variety with fruit juice instead of “syrup”?! Thankfully I was able to find 5 cans of fruit cocktail in juice.) The boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios worked out to .49 each after sale and coupon*. Hot Cocoa mix was .49 a box*. The Purex 3-in-1 Laundry sheets were .99 after coupon (in yesterday’s paper!) and the sale. I’ve never tried those before, but I figure for .99 it’s worth a shot. Chex Mix was .54 a bag after coupon and sale*. The 3 cans of Cinnamon Rolls worked out to .15 each after my coupon and sale*. The frozen veggies were .49 each*. Total spent at Price Chopper was $22.

Total at all stores before Sales, Coupons and Tax: $207.71

Total at all stores after Sales and Coupons: $72.26 – 65% overall savings

  • October 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    Lisa - You did great. I have grown children and I still didnt make it to any stores.ReplyCancel

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