What I'm Buying - Sunflower Market 8/25

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here's what I picked up at Sunflower Market today:


(1) bunch bananas, on sale .46/lb
(5) beefsteak tomatoes, on sale .99/lb
(1) bag green seedless grapes, on sale .88/lb
(2) bags red seedless grapes, on sale .88/lb
(1) bunch broccoli, on sale .88/lb
(6) cucumbers, on sale .50 ea
(2) heads green leaf lettuce, on sale .88 ea
(2) lbs red potatoes, on sale .50/lb
(7) 6oz raspberries, on sale 1.25 ea
(1) fresh dill, 1.88

No coupons used.

Total: $28.24

What I'm Buying - Smith's 8/25

Smith's is doing their Double Coupon event - AGAIN!!! And this time it's for the full length of the ad! All manufacturer coupons valued at under $1 will automatically be credited for $1. You don't have to do anything special - just hand over your normal coupons and the register will do the rest. There are some great deals, and quite a few free or nearly free items.

Here's what I picked up today:


(2) Country Crock 15oz tubs margarine, on sale 1.00 (free after coupon)
(4) Challenge 8oz spreadable butter, on sale 1.50 (.50 after coupon)
(2) Yoplait Greek yogurt, on sale 1.00 (free after coupon)
(1) LandOFrost Premium lunchmeat, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after coupon)
(1) LandOFrost Premium lunchmeat, on sale 2.99 (only had 1 coupon so no discount on this one)
(15) Chef Boyardee pasta, on sale .83 (.33 after coupon)
(1) GM Cocoa Puffs cereal, on sale 1.67 (.67 after coupon)
(8) Hunt's Snack Pak pudding, on sale .91 (.41 after coupon)
(2) Softsoap hand soap, on sale 1.00 (free after coupon)
(4) Campbell's cream of chicken soup, 1.02 (.52 after coupon)
(4) Campbell's SpaghettiOs, on sale .89 (.39 after coupon)
(4) Carnation evaporated milk, .79 (.29 after coupon)
(4) Laffy Taffy 12oz pkg, on sale 2.00 (1.00 after coupon)
(4) Ragu pasta sauce, on sale 1.45 (.45 after coupon)
(2) Silk soymilk, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after coupon)
(1) Dial liquid soap, on sale 1.00 (free after coupon)
(2) Dawn dish soap, 1.59 (.59 after coupon)
(1) Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap, clearanced to 1.49 (.49 after coupon)
(2) Ziploc sandwich bags 120ct, on sale 3.49 (2.49 after coupon)
(1) Neon straws, on sale .50
(1) 100ct Everday Living straws, 1.00
(2) Oscar Mayer Lunchables sandwich, clearanced to .79
(1) Minute Maid lemonade, on sale 1.00
(1) Minute Maid fruit punch, on sale 1.00
(2) Mountain Dairy whole milk, on sale 1.79

About half the coupons were manufacturer coupons, and the other half were internet printables. For details on where to find the coupons, check out the AWESOME double coupon deal list posted at PinchingYourPennies.com.

Total: $49.04

My total started out at about $120 (egads!), then went down to about $93 once they scanned in my Fresh Values card, and then finally ended up at $49.04 after all the manufacturer coupons.

The Double Coupon event runs now through Tuesday, August 31.

Clearance deals - Smith's

The Smith's on 54th South has their Smith's milk, one gallon whole, marked down to 1.15 (expires Aug 26). (I didn't notice if they had the 2% or 1% marked down...)

They also have a few boxes of Dannon Coolision yogurt tubes (great for freezing) clearanced to .80 each (in the back, in the little cooler next to the refrigerated juices and SunnyD). Use the $1 off coupon from the SmartSource 8-15 insert and get them for FREE!

In that same little cooler are also several 64oz Tropicana Pure Premium Low Acid orange juice - I believe they are clearanced to about $1.35.

In the deli section (cheese and lunch meats), about halfway down the aisle are some clearanced Oscar Mayer Lunchables. There are single-serve sandwiches (Chicken and American Cheese) for .79 and some Lunchables meals with the chicken nuggets clearanced to about $1.67.

72 Hr Kit Plans

Thursday, August 19, 2010
I taught an Enrichment class a few weeks ago on 72-hr kits. I put together a packet of info, but both photocopy machines at the building were out of toner that night.

For those who did not get the packet from that lesson, or who were not at the class, I have the packet in electronic format, and can post a link to it from my server. Is anyone interested?

What I'm Buying - Smith's 8/18

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Smith's is running their second week of the "Add Up the Savings" promo. But since I got mostly everything I needed from that promo last week, there wasn't much on my list for today. Here's what I picked up:


(1) Mountain Dairy gallon whole milk, on sale 1.79
(2) Kroger peanut butter, on sale 1.00 (double rewards points)
(4) Hefty One Zip gallon freezer bags, on sale 1.00
(4) Hefty One Zip gallon storage bags, on sale 1.00
(4) Hefty One Zip quart storage bags, on sale 1.00
(2) Hefty One Zip quart freezer bags, on sale 1.00
(8) Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers, on sale 1.00 (double rewards points)
(4) Hormel pepperoni, on sale 1.00
(1) Country Crock spread, on sale 1.00

I didn't use any coupons. I did, however, fail to use my (2) $2 Catalina coupons leftover from last week because I left them at home.

Total: $32.25

We love this Hormel pepperoni at our house - it tastes SO good - and it has a 6-month shelf life (non-refrigerated) so it's an easy item to keep in food storage for homemade pizzas, calzones or after-school snacks!

What I'm Buying - Sunflower Market 8/11

Friday, August 13, 2010
Here's what I picked up at Sunflower Market this week:


(2) broccoli crowns, on sale .88/lb
(1) green leaf lettuce, .88 ea
(4) bartlett pears, supposed to be sale .49/lb [but receipt says I was charged for D'anjou pears at 1.29/lb - GRRR!!!]
(6) roma tomatoes, on sale .88/lb
(1) 2lb bag baby carrots, on sale 2.00
(15) fruit leathers, on sale .33 ea
(1) 10oz grape tomatoes, on sale .99
(3) yellow onions, on sale .50/lb
(2) bags green grapes, on sale .99/lb
(2) bags red grapes, on sale .99/lb
(12) gala apples, on sale .99/lb
(2) bunches bananas, on sale .46/lb
(2) cantaloupe, on sale .33 ea

I didn't use any coupons.

Total: $31.17

What I'm Buying - Smith's 8/11

I had a good time at Smith's on Wednesday - they had everything in stock that I needed for this big sale. Things were a little hectic at store itself, but let me tell you, I had one of the very best checkers EVER! On these bigger sales, I sometimes drive up to my "old" Smith's in Murray because it is much less busy (and there are less couponers) than the Smith's here in Herriman (which is the only grocery store in town, so you can imagine how busy it gets). I had to grab some things at Sunflower Market as well, so I was headed north anyway. It was SO worth it to come to the other Smith's store - the checker and store director were both so incredibly helpful!

The current promo for this week is "Add Up the Savings!" - buy 8 participating products and get $4 off instantly. And some of the participating items also had Catalina promotions running at the same time, so it is making for some good deals!

Because of the Catalina promos, I had to split my transactions into several groups. I was able to do the smaller groupings two at a time at the self-checkout, and then I went to my car to drop off the bags and then came in for more.

Transaction 1:

(5) Betty Crocker fruit snacks, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, 1.24 after coupon)
(3) SunnyD, on sale 1.28 (.78 after promo, .53 after coupon)

I used (2) .50/2 printable coupons for the fruit snacks [see GroupA or GroupB], and (3) .25/1 coupons for the SunnyD [see SS-8/8].

Total: $7.45 + received a $3 Catalina coupon good off next purchase

Transaction 2:

(8) Progresso soup, on sale 1.50 (1.00 after promo, .75 after coupon)
(1) gallon whole milk, on sale 1.79

I used (4) .50/2 coupons for the soup [see GeneralMills-8/8]. I also used the $3 Catalina coupon from the previous transaction.

Total: $5.20

There was an advertisement for a Catalina promo involving the Progresso soup, that should have given me a $3 Catalina coupon, but no Cat printed. I asked the store and they were unaware of the promo, but the checker said she would just let me use the previous $3 Catalina again. We thought at the time that it was one particular type of soup that was not triggering the Cat to print. (I have since called Catalina Marketing and they said that the promo was not set to run in Utah - bummer!) Because we didn't know why the Cat wasn't printing, I went ahead and tried a second set of 8 in a separate transaction.

Transaction 3:

(8) Progresso soup, on sale 1.50 (1.00 after promo, .75 after coupon)

I used (4) .50/2 coupons for the soup [see GeneralMills-8/8] and the $3 Catalina that I had been expecting from the previous soup group

Total: $3.36

Again, no Catalina printed. We talked with the store director and he said he hadn't gotten any shelf tags for the promo and wasn't sure why the Catalina coupon wasn't printing. They offered to call corporate to find out (see how nice they were) but I told them not to worry about it and that I would just call Catalina directly when I got home.

Transaction 4:

(4) Betty Crocker fruit snacks, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, 1.24 after coupon)
(2) Yoplait YoPlus yogurt, on sale 2.29 (1.79 after promo, 1.29 after coupon)
(2) Gardettos snacks, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .99 after coupon)

I used (2) .50/2 coupons for the fruit snacks [see GeneralMills-8/8], (1) .55/1 peelie coupon for the yogurt (from the package), (1) .50/1 coupon for the yogurt [see SS-7/11 or GeneralMills-8/8] and (2) .50/1 printable coupons for the Gardettos [see GroupA]. There were also (2) .50 off Cellfire e-coupons that came off my order as well.

Total: $8.97 + got $2 Catalin coupon good off next purchase

Transaction 5:

(8) GM Trix cereal, on sale 1.98 (1.48 after promo, .98 after coupon)
(2) GM Cocoa Puffs cereal, on sale 1.98 (1.48 after promo, .93 after coupon)
(4) Betty Crocker fruit snacks, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, 1.24 after coupon)
(1) Tropicana orange juice, clearanced to .99
(2) FiberOne yogurts, on sale 2.29 (1.79 after promo, 1.29 after coupon)
(6) Danimals Crush Cups yogurt, clearanced to .75
(8) Danimals Coolision yogurt, clearanced to .75
(2) Disney character spoon/fork set, clearanced to 3.00
(1) Beach umbrella, clearanced to 4.49

I used (4) 1.00/2 coupons for the Trix [see GroupA or GroupB or SS-7/11], (2) .55/1 printable coupons for the Cocoa Puffs [see GroupA], (2) .50/2 coupons for the fruit snacks [see GroupA or GeneralMills-8/8], and (2) .50/1 coupons for the Yoplait yogurt [see SS-7/11 or GeneralMills-8/8]. I also got (2) 1.00/1 ecoupons off my order from Cellfire and Shortcuts for the yogurt. I then used a $5 Catalina coupon that I got from the Kraft dairy promo a week or so ago and my $6 Smith's Rewards coupon I got in the mail this week.

I could have gotten 4 of the Danimals yogurt for free, but I didn't have all of my coupons with me (there is a 1.00/1 coupon in the SS-7/18), plus I wasn't expecting to find the yogurt marked down! [If you're headed to the Smith's on 54th South, check the yogurt case because some of the Crush Cups were still marked down but sitting with the regular yogurts - expiration date Aug 14 - and you can get around the expiration date by freezing them - my kids love frozen GoGurts and the Coolision is just the Dannon version of the same thing basically.]

Total: $27.60 + got $2 Catalina coupon

My overall total for Smith's for the day: $52.58

What I'm Buying - Delayed

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I DID indeed do grocery shopping today, and I DID indeed take pictures...I just haven't had time to post them yet (there are several). I will post details tomorrow. I'm not sure what's up with Facebook taking nearly a week to pull my blog posts, so sorry about that...

What I'm Buying - Smith's 7/28

Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sorry it has taken so long to post this one - I meant to have it up before we left on our trip, but it just didn't happen. While the double coupon deal is no longer on, the P&G promo is still good through Tuesday of this next week, so there are still some good deals to be found.

Here's what I picked up:


(3) Charmin bath tissue 12 Big rolls, on sale 6.99 (5.99 after promo, 4.99 after coupon)
(1) Charmin bath tissue 6 Mega rolls, on sale 6.99 (5.99 after promo, 2.99 after ecoupon)
(4) Bounty paper towels 2pk, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after promo, .99 after coupon)
(1) Kroger kosher salt, on sale 1.59
(2) Morton Sea Salt, on sale 1.49 (.49 after coupon)
(1) Tide Stain Release, on sale 10.99 (9.99 after promo, 8.99 after coupon)
(1) Tide laundry detergent, on sale 10.99 (9.99 after promo, 8.99 after coupon)
(1) Cache Valley cheese singles, on sale 1.69 (.69 after promo)
(1) Schick Hydro 3 razor, on sale 7.12 (3.12 after coupon)
(4) Always pads, on sale 5.49 (4.49 after promo, 3.49 after coupon)
(1) Herbal Essences scrunching gel, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after promo, .99 after coupon)
(2) Gillette body wash, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after promo, free after coupon)
(2) Lady SpeedStick deodorant, on sale .88 (free after coupon)
(1) Herbal Essences hair spray, on sale 2.99 (1.99 after promo, .99 after coupon)
(2) SpeedStick deodorant, on sale .88 (free after coupon)
(1) SoftSoap liquid soap, on sale 1.69 (.69 after coupon)
(1) SoftSoap liquid soap, on sale 1.07 (.07 after coupon)
(2) Gillette shave gel, on sale 2.42 (1.42 after promo, .42 after coupon)
(3) Theater candy, on sale 1.00
(4) Iams cat food 4lbs, on sale 5.99 (4.99 after promo, 3.99 after coupon)

I used my $5 Catalina coupon from last week.

Total: $78.13