My Giant Eagle Shopping Trip: July 16, 2012

I had a great trip to Giant Eagle today. My four-year-old played in the Eagle’s Next, so I just had my 23-month old, and we were able to swing the deals!

See the full list of this week’s Giant Eagle coupon match-ups here. Sale ends July 18th.

Here’s the breakdown of the coupons I used, followed by my totals: (the coupons I used are in bold)


Cereal – BONUS $0.20 OFF wyb 4 – 4/$10
Apple Jacks 8.7 oz, Corn Pops 9.2 oz, Cheerios 8.9 oz, Reeses PB Puffs 13 oz, Rice Krispies 9 oz, Honey Bunches of Oats 14.5 oz, Froot Loops 8,.7 oz, Cap’n Crunch 12.5 oz, Life 13 oz, and more found on page 3 of ad

Net Price ala $1!


Cereal – BONUS $0.20 off wyb 4! – 4/$12
Bited Sized Mini Wheats 18 oz, Special K 12 oz, Krave Chocolate 11.4 oz, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, Apple Cinnamon Chex 13.75, Lucky Charms 16 oz, Fiber One 16.2 oz Multi Grain Cheerios 9 oz, more found on page 3 of ad

Net Price ala $1.50!


Zevia Soda 6 Packs – 3/$9.99

Net Price ala 3 6-packs/$4.99!


Archway Boxed Cookies or Lance Cracker Creations – 2/$5
$0.10 fuel perks bonus wyb3

Net Price ala $1.40


Hamburger Buns  – $1.59 (forgot to put them in the picture)

Bisquik Pouches – $0.25 on clearance

Milk – $3.57 (UGH!)

Water – $2.99

Pork – BOGO! (love it!)


I used all of my coupons, a $2 checkout coupon from a previous transaction, my fuel perks, and a $25 GE gift card we won at the GE Ice Cream Social.


Total Value: $98.91

Total after coupons and fuel perks: $39.61

Total Spent OOP after $25 GE gift card: $14.61

Fuel Perks earned: $0.60!


Found any great deals at GE this week? Leave a comment!

Pittsburgh Today Live Show: Coupon Deal Scenarios for June 18, 2012

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Here is the Target deal scenario I discussed on the Pittsburgh Today Live Show this morning:





Nabisco Crackers, selected
Target Price: $2.39 (reg. $2.99 Price cut through 6/23)
Use Coupon: $1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers printable
Stack with coupon: $1/2 Nabisco Cracker Item Target store coupon
Final Price: $1.39 ea wyb 2 (54% savings)

Comet Bathroom Cleaner Trigger (17 fl. oz.)
Target Price: $1.73 (reg. $1.87 Price cut through 6/23)
Use Coupon: $0.75/1 Comet Bathroom Spray
Final Price: $0.98 (48% savings)

Glade Seasonal Scents
Target Price: $2.54 (reg. $2.99 Price cut through 6/23)
Use Coupon: $0.50/1 Glade Target store coupon
Stack with coupon: Glade Decor Scents Holder $2/1 06/07/2012 (exp 07/02/2012)
Final Price: $0.04 (99% savings)

Arm and Hammer Pet Deodorizer
Target Price: $3.19 (reg. price)
Use Coupon: $2.50/2 Arm & Hammer Pet Deodorizer Target Store Coupon
Stack with coupon (print two): $0.50/1 Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh Air Filter or Baking Soda, 2 lb+  04/19/2012 Arm & Hammer Rolling
Final Price: $1.44 (55% savings)

Neutrogena Mascera
Target Price: $6.29 (reg. $6.99 Price cut through 6/23)
Use Coupon: $2/1 Neutrogena Cosmetic Item Target store coupon
Plus, Use Coupon: $2/1 Neutrogena Cosmetics Item
Final Price: $2.29 (64% savings)

Aquafresh Kid’s Toothpaste
Target Price: $1.89 (was $2.19)
Use Coupon: Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.3 oz+, TARGET coupon $1/1 06/04/2012 (exp 07/06/2012)
Plus, Use Coupon: Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, pg. 121 $1/1 04/24/2012 All You, May 2012 (exp 06/30/2012)
OR: Aquafresh Extreme Clean, any $1/1 04/27/2010 Aquafresh Rolling
Final Price: FREE (100% savings)

Total Merchandise Value: $26.10

Total Spent: $7.58

Percentage Saved: 71%


See the full list of this week’s Target coupon deals here.

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Thanks to Totally Target for some help with the matchups!

Tonight’s Whole Foods Shopping Trip

I made a quick trip to the brand new Whole Foods in Wexford tonight just to check it out and grab a few things for my Pittsburgh Today Live segment on Monday morning at 9. The value of these items was $11+. I’ll reveal how much I spent in the segment on Monday! 🙂 If you can’t watch it, I will also post the info Monday morning here.

See current Whole Foods coupons match-ups here.

Tonight’s Giant Eagle Trip- 68% Saved Overall

I had a great time at Giant Eagle (Market District in Wexford) tonight! I took my Market District coupons with me, and I also had coupons for everything you see pictured with the exception of the milk, eggs, and garlic powder.

I got the romaine lettuce, salad dressing, and bacon totally free with the promo coupons in the Market District coupon flyer. Plus, I used the $10 off when you spend $40 coupon.


Before coupons and GE card was $93 something

With GE card: $77.17

After all coupons: $31.70 OOP

Plus I got $1.50 in my SavingStar account, which brings my total down to $30.20!

See all the Giant Eagle coupons match-ups here.

Freebies In My Mailbox Today: Pearl Earrings, Mother’s Day Card, and More!

Today’s mail was really fun! Here’s what I got:


Did you get anything fun in the mail recently? Leave a comment!

Today’s Shopping Trip: Walgreens Deals Scenario


Just had a quick trip to Walgreens for Easter egg dye. Decided to snag a few other things while I was there. Here’s my shopping trip for the day:

Transaction: #1

Bought 2 Raisin Bran – 2/$5

Get $2 RR wyb 2

Use $1/2 coupon found here.

Total OOP: $4


Transaction #2

Buy one Paas egg coloring kit – 99¢

Bought one Cars play set on clearance from $9.99 to $2.50

Used $2 RR from transaction #1

Total OOP: $1.73


Total spent: $5.73 for over $17 worth of merchandise!


See the thread of this week’s Walgreens deals here.


Today’s Shopping Trip at Giant Eagle: Saved 63%

I had a small but decent couponing trip at Giant Eagle today.

Merchandize value: $45.32

Total spent with sales and coupons: $16.65

Percentage saved: 63%


Vlasic Pickles 16-24 oz. – $2.00

  • Vlasic Pickles $0.55/1 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 03/31/12)
  • Vlasic Pickles $0.75/1 01/29/12 SS Insert (exp 03/31/12)
  • Vlasic $0.75/1 04/01/12 SS Insert (exp 05/31/12)

Net Price ala $0.50!


Minute Maid OJ 59 oz., Pure Squeezed or Simply Lemonades – $2.50

Net Price ala $1.00 before 4/2/2012


Birds Eye Bagged or Boxed Vegetables – $1.00

  • Birds Eye Steamfresh Varieties $0.50/2 04/01/12 SS Insert (exp 04/29/12)
  • Birds Eye Steam Fresh Varieties $1/3 03/04/12 RP Insert (exp 04/15/12)

Net Price $0.50 ea WYB 2


General Mills Milk N Cereal Bars 8.5-9.5 oz. Nature Valley Bars 6.7-8.9 oz. – $2.50

Net Price ala $1.50


Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (includes Ocean Spray) – $2.00

Net Price ala $1.00


Reynold’s Aluminum Foil or Pan Lining Paper 30-75 ft. – $3.00

Net Price ala $1.50


See the full, updated list of this week’s Giant Eagle deals here.

Today’s Target Shopping Trip – March 13, 2012

I had a decent couponing trip at  Target today that I thought I would share with you. The value of the items I purchased was $56.02. I paid $29.61 by combining sale prices with Target and MFR Q’s. Here’s how I did it:


Silk and Post Cereal Deal Scenario:

64-oz. Silk – $3
Almond, soy or coconut milk in assorted varieties.


Post Cereal – $3.19
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends $1/1 02/26/2012 SS Insert (exp 04/08/2012)

Net price when you buy Silk and cereal using Target Q and MRF Q’s for both Silk and Post: $2.19 total for both!


59-oz. Simply Juice – $3

Net Price $2


 Yoplait kids’ multipack yogurt – $2

Net Price ala $1.25 ea with Target Q and MFR Q


Kraft Cheese, 7- to 9.6-oz. shredded or block. – $2.50

Net Price $1.50 each wyb 2 with Target Q and 2 MFR Q’s


Market Pantry pasta, sauce and Parmesan cheese – $1

Net Price 50¢ ea wyb 2


Always Pads – $5.99

Always Pads or Feminine Cleansing Cloths $0.50/1 03/04/2012 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2012)

Net Price $5.49


Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner – $2.50 for package of two

$1.00 off two Clorox cleaners or wipes coupon

Net Price $1.50


Minute Maid Apple Juice, 10 pack – $2.99

Minute Maid Apple Juice TARGET coupon $1/1 02/20/12 (exp 03/24/12)


See the full list of this week’s Target Coupon Match-Ups here.


How about you? Any great coupon trips at Target this week?


My Rite Aid Shopping Trips Today

I planned to do a small Rite Aid shopping trip today, but when I got to my favorite Rite Aid store, I found out it was closing! I’m so disappointed. 🙁 Well, one bright spot was that everything in the store was 75% off when I went in today.

The merchandise pictured above was valued at $45.91, but thanks to the 75% discount, I paid just $12.09 total.


As we were driving home for the MOPS hayride tonight we passed another Rite Aid, and I was able to run in and snag the items I had originally intended to buy this afternoon. This may seem like a random selection of items, but they were all things we needed. So, here’s the two-transaction scenario:

Transaction #1:

Neutrogena Facial Cleaner, $6.99 regular price

Revita Lens Cleaner, $4.99 regular price

Buy 2 Gillette Body Wash, $4/$8 sale price ($2 UPR wyb 2)

Use 2: Gillette Body Wash $2/1 10/2/2011 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2011)

Use 1: Neutrogena Facial Cleanser $1/1 8/28/2011 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2011)

Or: Neutrogena Acne or Cleansing Product $1/1 7/22/2011 Neutrogena Rolling

Use: Revitatlens Ocutec Solution (IE) $2/1 7/14/2011 Bricks Rolling  Printable (FF)

Plus I used my $10 UPR from Monday’s Rite Aid deal from the Pittsburgh Today Live Show.

Total value: $22.24

Total OOP: $3.26

After Transaction: $2 UPR


Transaction #2

Bounce Dryer Sheets, $3.99 sale price

Use: Bounce Product $0.75/1 10/2/2011 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2011)

Plus use $2 UPR from transaction #1

Total value: $5.99

Total OOP: $1.33

Total value: $28.32

Total OOP: $4.59

Total savings: 84%!


See more of this week’s Rite Aid deals here.

Yesterday’s Shopping Trips

I did something I haven’t done in a while last night: I made a quick trip to three grocery stores! Thankfully they were all pretty much in the same area so it wasn’t too difficult. Everything you see pictured was purchased strategically for menu items and pantry re-stocking.

Here’s the breakdown:

Worth: $105.34

Spent: $54.81

(Kuhn’s: $13.98; Giant Eeagle: $33.84; Shop ‘n Save: $6.99)

See this week’s sales w/ coupon match-ups for each store here.

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