Shopping Trip 1/30/12: Walmart, Target, Tops, and More

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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So…I had a long break between patients today and decided to make use of my time. And make use I did! Here’s what I was able to score today!

Walmart:

(3) Idahoan Homefries – $1.25 each
(2) Welch’s Fruit Fizz Sparkling Juice (4 pk.) – $2.98 each
Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion (3 oz.) – $0.97

Total: $10.68

I used:
(3) FREE Idahoan Hash Brown Potatoes, exp. 1/31/12 (All You, Nov ’11)
(2) $2/1 Welch’s Fruit Fizz Sparkling Juice printable
$1/1 Vaseline Total Moisture, Aloe Fresh or Cocoa Radiant (3 oz. or larger), exp. 2/26/12 (RP 01/29/12)
Final Total: $1.93 + tax

Target:

(2) UP Paper Towels – $0.99 each
(2) Skinny Cow Candy – $3.99 each
Iams Dog Food (Trial Size) – $3
Merona Fleece Jacket – $5.08 (clearance)

Total: $18.04

I used:
(2) $1/1 UP Paper Towels printable (NLA)
$3/2 Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp or Dreamy Clusters Target printable (NLA)
B1G1 Skinny Cow Chocolate Candy printable ($3.48 max value)
$3/1 Iams Dry Dog or Cat Food, exp. 2/29/12 (P&G 01/29/12)
$3/1 Merona Women’s Apparel Item Target printable (NLA)
$0.05 discount for using a reusable shopping bag
Final Total: $3.53 + tax

CVS:

Reese’s Egg – $0.87
(3) American Greetings Cards – $0.99 each

Total: $3.84

I used:
B2G1 Free American Greetings Greeting Card printable
$2/3 American Greeting Cards CVS printable
Final total: $0.85, plus I earned $3.87 ECBs and a Green Bag Tag credit ($0.25 value) = $3.27 profit!

Walgreens:

(2) Emerald Almonds – $3 each
(2) Kettle Chips – $2.50 each
St. Joseph 81 mg Aspirin (36 ct.) – $2
Total: $13

I used:
(2) $1/1 Emerald Breakfast On The Go! or Canister, exp. 3/4/12 (RP 01/08/12 R)
(2) $1/1 Kettle Brand Chips, exp. 3/11/12 (RP 01/29/12 #2)
$1/2 Kettle Chips or Emerald Nuts (Walgreens IVC, Feb.) ***deducted $2
Final Total: $7, plus I earned $2 RRs = $5!

I did one more transaction to purchase another St. Joseph Asprin = FREE after RRs!

I also received 2 free boxes of Cafe Escapes Hot Cocoa K-Cups in the mail today!

I received a request from a reader to post my Tops shopping trips and demonstrate how I earned 30 free gallons of gas last earning period!

Tops (Trip #1)

(4) Mariani Banana Chips – $1 each
(3) Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt – $0.66 each
(3) Jell-O No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie Dessert – $1.35 each (clearance)
Total: $10.05

I used:
(4) $0.75/1 Mariani Dried Fruit Snack, exp. 1/31/12 (SS 11/20/11 R)
(2) $.30/1 Yoplait Lactose-Free Yogurt Cups printable
FREE Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt Tops Mfr Catalina (received last week)
(3) $0.55/1 Jell-O No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie Dessert, exp. 12/31/12 (tearpad)
Final Total: $0.88 + tax, plus I earned 100 Gas Bonus Points ($6 value)

Tops (Trip #2)

(4) Mariani Banana Chips – $1 each
(2) Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks – $1.19 each (in organic section)
(6) Campbell’s Healthy Request Soup – $1 each
(6) Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.50 each (earn 200 gas bonus points w/ purchase of 6 participating items)
Total: $21.38

I used:
(4) $0.50/1 Mariani Dried Fruit Snack, exp. 2/29/12 (SS 01/08/12)
(2) $0.75/1 Funky Monkey Snacks printable
(2) $0.50/3 Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Soup, exp. 2/12/12 (SS 01/01/12)
(2) $1.25/3 Select Kraft Dessert Brands, exp. 3/31/12 (Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes)
Final Total: $10.50, plus I earned 300 Gas Bonus Points ($9 value)

Tops (Trip #3):
***most items not pictured, did this yesterday

(6) Crystal Light Drink Mix – $2 each (earn 200 gas bonus points w/ purchase of 6 participating items)
(2) Trop50 Orange Juice – $3 each
(2) Beech-Nut Rice Cereal (8 oz.) – $1.79 each
(2) Beech-Nut Fruities On-The-Go (4 oz.) – $0.99 each

Zone Perfect Bar – $1
Total: $23.56

I used:
$0.55/1 ZonePerfect Bars, exp. 2/28/12 (SS 01/22/12)
(3) $1/2 Crystal Light printable
(2) $1/1 Trop50 printable
(2) $0.75/1 Beech-Nut Rice Cereal printable
(2) $0.75/1 Beech-Nut Stage 4 printable
$1 wyb 2 Trop50 SavingStar deposit
Received $4 Catalina coupon for purchase of 5 or more Crystal Light
Final total: $8.58, plus I earned 300 Gas Bonus Points ($9 value)

I’ve already earned over 800 Gas Points, that’s over $24 in savings! Does this breakdown of my shopping trips help? How are you doing so far?

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Related posts:

  1. Shopping Trip 1/8/12: Lots of Freebies at Tops!
  2. Shopping Trip 3-13-11 (Tops, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS): $2.84 Profit
  3. Shopping Trip 11/6/11: Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and Tops
  4. Tops Shopping Trips Update
  5. Shopping Trip (1/30/11): $71 Profit

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  • 1 Jennifer // Feb 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Wow! I had no idea that the Tops gas points could be maximized like this. Thanks so much for the deal scenarios! I’m new to following your blog and it’s already been super helpful in my couponing adventures. Thanks again.

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