What I'm Buying - Smith's 7/4

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Happy Fourth of July!!!

My kids are now out of school for the summer, and grocery shopping with three in tow is just not feasible, so today provided a great chance to run to the store while daddy stayed home with the kids.  I guess everyone was thinking something similar, or they were gearing up for last-minute BBQ/party items, because it was CRAZY busy!  But, I was able to get everything I wanted, which is sometimes a rarity at my particular store.

Smith's has their yearly Daytona 500 promo going on for one more week - Buy 10 participating items, save $3 instantly at checkout and then get a $2 coupon good towards your next shopping trip.

My cart was so full that I had to do two separate trips, and then had to break the second trip into two transactions to get the full Catalina coupon amounts.  And then we had to re-ring part of the first cart because one of the cereals didn't ring up towards the promo...but it was all good in the end.



Transaction 1:
(20) GM cereals, on sale 1.99 (1.69 after checkout promo, 1.49 after Catalina coupon, .99-1.17 after manufacturer coupon)
(9) Kellogg's PopTarts 12ct, on sale 2.29 (1.99 after checkout promo, 1.79 after Catalina coupon, 1.46 after manufacturer coupon)
(11) Gatorade 32oz, on sale .99 (.69 after checkout promo, .49 after Catalina coupon)

I used various coupons on the cereal and pop-tarts (see list at GrocerySmarts for details).

Total:  $49.68 + (4) $2 Catalina coupons


One of the items that is part of the Daytona 500 promo also has a second Catalina promo - OreIda Sweet Potato steak fries or crinkle cut fries, buy 3 or more and get $3 coupon good off next shopping trip.  Unlike with the Daytona 500 coupons, you can only get (1) of the OreIda coupons per transaction, so if you want more than three packages, you'll need to split them up into two transactions.

Transaction 2:
(3) OreIda sweet potato steak fries, on sale 2.99 (2.69 after checkout promo, 2.49 after Catalina coupon from promo, 1.49 after manufacturer Catalina coupon)
(7) Fritos chips, on sale 1.99 (1.69 after checkout promo, 1.49 after Catalina coupon)

Total:  $20.50 + (1) $2 Catalina coupon + (1) $3 Catalina coupon


Transaction 3:
(3) OreIda sweet potato crinkle cut fries, on sale 2.99 (2.69 after checkout promo, 2.49 after Catalina coupon from promo, 1.49 after manufacturer Catalina coupon)
(6) Hefty gallon storage bags, on sale 1.49 (1.19 after checkout promo, .99 after Catalina coupon, .49 after manufacturer coupon)
(4) Hefty quart storage bags, on sale 1.49 (1.19 after checkout promo, .99 after Catalina coupon, .49 after manufacturer coupon)
(4) Planter's dry roasted peanuts, on sale 3.79 (3.49 after checkout promo, 3.29 after Catalina coupon, 2.29 after manufacturer coupon)
(16) Gatorade 32oz, on sale .99 (.69 after checkout promo, .49 after Catalina coupon)
(7) Fritos chips, on sale 1.99 (1.69 after checkout promo, 1.49 after Catalina coupon)
(4) Barqs and Fanta 12pk, on sale 3.33 (2.50 after promo Buy 4 for $10 - except they only took off $2 instead of the full 3.33 for the 4th 12pk - GRRR!!!!!)
(2) gallon whole milk, on sale 2.00
(1) Minute Maid fruit punch, on sale 1.00
(1) Minute Maid lemonade, on sale 1.00
(1) Smart Balance Lite margarine, 3.19
(1) Nucoa buttery spread sticks, 2.19
(1) calla lilly, 1.99 on clearance

I used coupons on the storage bags and peanuts, and one printable coupon on the milk.

I then used (5) $2 coupons and (1) $3 coupon from the previous transactions.

Total:  $60.96 + (4) $2 Catalina coupons + (1) $3 Catalina coupon

Overall, my total was $131.14 and I still have $11 in Catalina coupons for my next trip, so right at $120 after factoring all the Catalina coupons back in!

0 comments: