Saturday Savings

I feel like the deals were only mediocre yesterday, especially in the meat or produce departments. Normally that wouldn’t bother me so much, but there hasn’t been a great meat sale (especially chicken) in quite a while and my stash is dwindling! Here’s hoping we’re due for a great sale next week. For now, check out what $50.83 bought me yesterday.

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt – 4 pack
Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza – 4
Dove Body Wash – 2 bottles
Dove Deodorant – 2
Hy-Vee Cheerios – 1 box
Sunmaid Raisins – 2 packs with 6 boxes each
Danimals Yogurt – 4 pack
Farmland Whole Ham – 5 pounds
Pork Chops – 1.6 pounds

Price Chopper:
Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks – 2 boxes
Wonder Bread – 2 loaves
Eggs – 2 dozen
Peaches – 3.5 pounds
Red Grapes – 2.22 pounds
Blue Bunny Ice Cream – 2 cartons

Diced Tomatoes – 2 cans @ 28oz each
Tomato Paste
Whole Milk – 1 gallon
2% Milk – 2 gallons
Skim Milk – 1 gallon

The Deals: At Price Chopper the fruit snacks were .95 each after sale and coupon ( 67% off), the Wonder Bread was .99 each (63% off) and the Blue Bunny Ice Cream was $1.69 each (55% off). At Hy-Vee I did some nice stocking up on beauty products for me! The Dove Body Wash was $1.49 (69% off) and the deodorant was $2.03 (56% off). The frozen pizza’s (which are the perfect size for the boys’ to share) were only .49 each after sale and coupons (67% off), the raisins were .99 cents (49% off) and the Hy-Vee Cereal was also .99 (57% off).

Grocery Tip #1: Keep your ears open for stores involved in pricing wars! When I was at Aldi (135th and Antioch for you locals) yesterday the cashier mentioned that their milk is so much cheaper than milk found at some other Aldi’s because they’re “in a milk war” with the Sam’s Club next door. I hope that pricing war continues! (For those curious, I paid $2.08 for the whole, $1.96 for the 2% and $1.83 for the Skim.)

Grocery Tip #2: If you have Hy-Vee in your area, check out their website! They’ve started producing a list each week of the coupon match-ups (including internet coupons) for their weekly sale items! Do keep in mind when looking at the list though that it isn’t always wise to use a coupon with a sale item – sometimes it pays to wait until a better sale rolls around.

Grocery Tip #3: Look through your newspaper early in the day on Sunday. If it has lots of coupons that you’re likely to use, go buy a second paper! I did this a few weeks ago and it has paid off in a big way.

Total Cost Before Coupons, Sales and Tax: $100.64
Total Cost After Coupons and Sales: $46.19

For those of you wondering where my post was yesterday, so sorry to have left you hanging! We ended up having a much busier day than I anticipated, including taking the boys’ 2 year pictures! They came out great and I’ll be sharing a few with you all next week.

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