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Grocery Store Savings and Great After Xmas Buys

January 25th, 2011 at 09:13 pm

Today was a very good shopping day of savings. Don't be shy about taking back a coupon for items that you forgot about or misread in the sales. I went to Walgreens the other day and paid more for napkins that I had bought and they recognized an in=ad coupon and gave me another package for only a $1. more.

I also took back a coupon for an item that I bought on Sunday and the grocery store gave me the money back (with the receipt of course). I also shopped there today and should have spent $67.57 and spent $28.45. I saved $39.12 on that transaction and that is a savings of around 58%. I had a buy one get one free orange juice coupons and bought chicken B1G1 free package of split chicken breasts. I also bought the snow crab legs at $3.99 a lb instead of 6.99. I also bought fresh headless shrimp for $2.99 a o-lb instead of 6.99. Included was vitamins that I normally buy at a savings at $6.03. I also bought a bottle of nice wine on sale for $3.99. Along with these items was lettuce for .99 and green grapes for $1.91

Another transaction within the same store was for Xmas after sale items. I try never to mix grocery and holiday items on the same ticket. I should have spent $39.44 and I spent $5.24. A savings of $34.19 or 85%. I bought 8 rolls of wrapping paper at .20 each. Each roll is 40 sq ft. Even if you use it to line your shelves; it's a bargain. I also bought 4 humongous Xmas bags to transport gift in for .50 each. I also bought a beautiful box of elegant cards for $1.00 that would have easily cost you $10.00. There were no cards or envelopes missing. I also bought a musical card for .30. In the grocery order above, I also purchased a huge turkey aluminum roasting pan that has the lift out liner. I wanted to buy one at Xmas but couldn't justify spending $8.95 for it. I just bought it today for $2.00. I bought another one on Sunday.

This is a great time to stock up on items like this because the stores are at a point of almost giving the stuff away just to move it out for the new coming in.