Katie’s Shopping List: Week of 4/22

 Posted by on April 22, 2012
Apr 222012
 

So I’ve been a bad couponer – I never made it to Target last week!  It’s all good though – the deals should still be good, so I’ll just pick them up this week with a few additions.  Besides, it’s EARTH DAY, and Target is celebrating by giving out free reusable shopping bags today!  I’m just telling myself I planned it all out this way…

Side note: who of my fellow couponers out there feel SUPER guilty when something like this happens??  I definitely do – like many people (especially the ladies), I’m my own worst critic and hold myself to the completely unattainable standards of being the perfect couponer, blogger, student, employee, friend, girlfriend, daughter, etc.  So I’m going to take a minute to remind you all (and myself!) that nobody’s perfect…and that it’s ok.

Steph, one of my favorite fellow bloggers over at You Paid More Than Me, recently wrote a lovely post about this, and I suggest you all click over there right now and read it!  As she says, we ARE good enough, just as we are – so I’m making the conscious effort to cut myself some slack once in a while…who’s with me??

Ok, I’ll step down from my soapbox now :).

As always, you can review some coupon basicsThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Couponing, and my favorite stores’ policies to learn how to get started at each store.  Happy couponing!

WALGREENS:

  • U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, 18 count: $3.99 (x2)
    • Use $1.00/1 U by Kotex Product from SS 3/25 (exp 5/5)
    • Or use $1.1 U by Kotex Product printable
    • Buy 1, earn $3.00 Register Rewards
    • Final Price: FREE
  • Psoriasin Psoriasis Relief, .75 oz: $5.00 (x2)
    • Buy 1, earn $5.00 Register Reward
    • Final Price: FREE
Total Before Coupons: $17.98
Total After Coupons/Register Rewards: $0
Total Saved: $17.98 (100%)
 

CVS:

  • Blink Tears, 0.5 oz or Gel Tears, 0.34 oz $8.99 (x1)
    • Use $1/1 Blink Tears Product printable
    • Buy 1, earn $8.99 Register Rewards
    • Final Price: $1 Money Maker
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips: $10.99 (x1)
    • Use $1/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product (SS 2/12, exp. 5/31)
    • Buy 1, earn $7 Extrabucks, limit 1
    • Final Price: $2.99 each
  • Revlon Colorstay Eye Shadow Singles: $5.99 (x2)
    • Use 2 $2/1 Revlon Face product from (SS 4/1, exp. 5/6)
    • Stack with $5/2 Revlon Cosmetic Products from CVS Coupon Machine
    • Spend $10, earn $4.00 Extrabucks, limit 6
    • Final Price: $1.02 Money Maker on 2
Total Before Coupons: $31.96
Total After Coupons/Extrabucks/Cash Cards: $.97
Total Saved: $30.99 (97%)
 

RITE AID:

  • Samy Fat Hair Shampoo or Stylers or Fat Foam Hair Color $8.99 (x2)
    • Use $2/1 Samy Fat Hair Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler printable
    • Stack with $2/1 Samy Far Hair Item Rite Aid printable
    • Buy 1, earn $5 +Up Reward
    • Final Price: FREE
Total Before Coupons: $8.99
Total After Coupons/Rebates/+Up Rewards: $0
Total Saved: $8.99 (100%)
 

TARGET:

  • Up & Up Nail Polish Remover, 6 oz: $.97 (x2)
    • Use $.50/1 Up & Up Nail Care Item ETS Target printable
    • Final Price: $.47 each
  • Buy 3 participating Green Works items, receive a FREE Green Works Dishwashing Liquid through 5/5
    • Green Works Cleaning Wipes, 30 count: $2.36 (x3)
    • Green Works Dishwashing liquid, 22 oz: $2.59 (x1)
    • Use 3 $1/1 Green Works Product printable (will need two computers/emails)
    • Stack with $1.00/1 Green Works Laundry Care item, Cleaning item, or Dish Soap, excludes trial/travel size, Target Coupon from Target Mobile Coupon
    • And stack with 1 $1/2 Green Works Cleaning Product Target printable
    • Final Price: $0.52 each on 4
  • Market Pantry Pasta or Sauce: $1 (x4)
    • Use $1/2 BOTH Pasta Sauce and Pasta Target printable
    • Final Price: $.50 each
Total Before Sales/Coupons: $11.61
Total After Coupons/Gift Cards: $5.02
Total After Coupons/Giftcards + 5% Off (w/ Target REDcard): $4.77
Total Saved: $6.84 (59%)
 

TOTALS FOR WEEK OF 4/22:

Total Before Coupons: $70.54
Total After Coupons/Giftcards/Rebates: $5.74
Total Saved: $64.80 (92%)
 
DISCLAIMER: As always, these deals are based on circulars and internet searches (see our Blogroll for some of my favorite deal-sharing sites) for the BEST deals in/on stores/products I visit/use in the Baltimore metro area.  Remember that there are some great deals out there that I just don’t use (for example, we have very little use for things like baby food in our house, no matter how cheap it is!), some price/coupon value differences by store and region, and some deals that just aren’t low enough to meet my stockup price. When I do my shopping and find mistakes or corrections, I update the list as soon as possible.  In the meantime, please feel free to share corrections, deals I missed, and other useful info!