Today was one of those days I needed to get out of the house sans kids. I spent a few hours bargain hunting at K-mart, Target, and the local grocery stores.
I had a boat-load of coupons… saved a total of $48.19 with the coupons alone (not factoring in all the good sale prices).
Here are few of the good deals I snagged while out and about (prices include sales tax):
At Target: 2 packages of Kandoo wipes for 83 cents
2 softsoap pumps for $1.07
Softsoap Body Wash for 58 cents
Nestle Chocolate Chips for 99 cents
Goldfish crackers (6.6 oz package) for 69 cents
At Kmart: 2 fleece winter hats for $1.49 each
2 pairs of heavy winter gloves for $2.99 each
Loreal Kids shampoo for 68 cents
Garnier Fructis shampoo for 74 cents
Speedstick deodorant for 95 cents
Queen size bed sheet set for $5.32
At Ogle’s (local grocery store): Two 20-ounce boxes of Raisin Bran for 50 cents each.
At Cub Foods: Six one-pound packages of John Morrell bacon for $6.00 (Thanks for the tip, Teresa!)
3 boxes of Betty Crocker Augratin potatoes for 65 cents each
1 dozen eggs for FREE with purchase of above potatoes.
Things to note: K-mart had GREAT clearance sales on clothing, winter outerwear, shoes, shampoos and conditioners, and all kinds of linens. Lots of stuff for 50 to 70 percent off. And for all you uncomfortable pregnant moms out there, I noticed Kmart had body pillows on clearance for $4…. how I wish I could have found that deal when I was pregnant with the twins! I also found that Target had started a massive clearance on its pet toys, so now’s the time to stock up for your pet’s next birthday or Christmas.
In all of my shopping today, I only had one annoyance…. The clerk at Target was very meticulous in ringing up my giant pile of coupons (that’s fine). The woman behind me in line said her son uses coupons a lot and gets things for free. She was friendly, so I thought she was an ally. But when the clerk stopped to double check something, the woman behind me in line – who only had ONE item, by the way, said to me in a rude tone, “You really should just check out in customer service if you’re going to use all those coupons… it slows down the line.”
I smiled politely and brushed it off… but I wanted to scream, “YOU have ONE item. Why don’t YOU go to the EXPRESS LANE?” I’m proud of myself for not being rude back to her, even though I really wanted to!
Anyway, I survived. And I saved money.