Saturday Savings

Last week I took the weekend off from heavy shopping. At 6:45am on Black Friday I hit up a Price Chopper for some fruit, bread, eggs and milk. Exciting stuff huh? As a result though we were lacking in quite a few things by yesterday. Not only was the food department a little sparse, but our cleaning supplies were all due for restocking. Everything you see below cost $75.28.

Some of that stuff you see there is the final items I collected for Cans for Comments! Check out this pile (65 items) I’ll deliver later today! Well done readers – can’t wait to do this again soon!

Alright, on to what I bought yesterday!
Up & Up (Target Brand) Training Pants – 1 package 26 count
Swiffer Wet Jet Solution
Up & Up Disinfectant Wipes
Up & Up Dish Soap
Up & Up Hand Soap
Up & Up Trash Bags – 80 count
Up & Up Paper Towels
Snicker’s Bars – 2
Eggs – 18 count
Frozen Veggies – 2 bags
Palermo’s Classic Frozen Pizzas – 2
HyVee Tuna – 1
Ramen Noodles – 8
Chocolate Chex Cereal – 2 boxes
Corn Chex – 1 box
Rice Chex – 1 box
HyVee Pretzels – 3 bags
Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes
Powdered Sugar – 2 pound bag
Mrs. Grimes Chili Beans – 8 cans
Wonder Bread Whole Wheat – 2 loaves
Hormel Little Sizzlers Sausage – 4 boxes
Avocados – 2
Cucumbers – 2
Oranges – 15
Price Chopper:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – 6.17 pounds
Tones Ground Cinnamon
Behold Furniture Polish
Bananas – 5.81 pounds
The Deals: Thanks to a Target coupon mailer I received, I was able to stock up on plenty of their store brand (Up & Up) cleaning and household items. Gotta love good deals on the necessities. We’ve been very happy in the past with the Up & Up paper towels and trash bags; I only expect to be pleased with the dish and hand soaps too. The training pants will be a real test though (we use those at night for the boys) as we had terrible luck with Target brand diapers when the boys were little.
HyVee had a nice sale on oranges which is great considering the boys eat them like candy. Oranges were 5/$1 (60%), so I loaded up on enough to get us through the week. The Chex cereals all worked out to $1.38 each after coupons (63% off), the Hormel Sausages were $1 each (56% off) and the Palermo’s Pizzas were $1.17 each (71% off). My favorite though was scoring the Little Debbie Cupcakes for FREE! That was thanks to a little promo I entered on the Little Debbie website a few months ago, resulting in a coupon for a free box being mailed to my house.
Price Chopper had a great deal on boneless skinless chicken breast, so I stocked up! Small packages (about 1.5 pounds each on average) were just $1.19 per pound (67% off), but were limited to 4 packages per customer. Probably just as well as I don’t think I could fit many more into my freezer. Bananas were also on sale at Price Chopper for .39 a pound.
Overall it certainly wasn’t my most impressive week of shopping, but I did alright still.
Price Before Sales, Tax and Coupons: $132.06
Price After Sales and Coupons: $70.57 – 46% off

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