Saturday, February 20, 2010

HUGE shopping trip today

Safeway: $25.14 spent, $90.81 saved (79%)
I did two transactions (one at each Safeway I stopped in at this morning). I still have one $3 catalina from purchasing the Stove Top. You can read my breakdowns of scenarios for this week in these posts. Here's what I bought (because it is hard to see):
  • 2 boxes Cheerios
  • 6 boxes Saltines (3 of which are going to St. Vincents)
  • 10 boxes Stove Top Stuffing
  • 10 boxes Rice A Roni
  • 3 6packs of Coke
  • 6 bags Oreo Cookies
  • 3 cans Nalley Chili
  • 3 2lb bags Mahatma Rice (free from BuzzAgent, I know people who would love to try it and won't use coupons so I bought the bags to give them myself.)
  • 2 Whole Chickens
  • Broccoli
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Zucchini
  • Jalapeno
  • Bell Pepper
  • (or a total of 70 items!!)

QFC and Albies: $26.97 spent, $41.90 saved (56%)

I needed some meat and QFC seemed to have the best prices so I picked up some Flank Steak (separated it into enough for 4 meals), a pork roast, and a frozen turkey breast. I also bought grapes, 2 things of sour cream, and 3 doughnuts (not pictured). The pinto beans were $1 a bag at Albies and the Dr. Pepper was free (today only), I used a $2 catalina from last week and only spent $1.11 out of pocket. My grand total in spending for this week is $52.11 with $132.71 saved (or 72%). I shouldn't need to buy anything for a while (or until we run out of milk) and I was able to stock up a little bit on meat- so all in all, it's not too bad.


  1. Nice! I may try to get some Rice-A-Roni too. What a deal! What is Buzz Agent?

  2. Thanks Kim! BuzzAgent is a word-of-mouth marketing program. From time to time they send out free products to try, along with coupons to pass out to generate "buzz" about a product. Mahatma rice used to be S&W, and they're trying to get people here used to the name change. They sent me two bags of rice for free (one white and one brown) and coupons to give out when I tell people about them (one free bag white and one free bag brown rice).

  3. Nice! I went to QFC too spent a little more but stocked up on the chicken and flank steak. My favorite!

  4. I'm jealous that you found the chili coupons. I looked at several stores but could not find any. My husband loves chili (Yuck). I forgot about the chicken thanks for the reminder. I'll get a few of those when I pick up some more .16 100 Calorie snacks.

  5. Michele, whole chickens are a better deal at QFC this week, if you're not brand picky. I only bought mine from Safeway because I had some $1 off any FF fresh chicken product coupons.

  6. Great job! I was sick this week didn't get any shopping in. Hoping for some great deals in the coming weeks!

  7. Great trips! I never made it out and about last weekend. I really wanted to get in on the saltine deal, but oh well!