Last Minute Vons Trip: Paid $10.17



Here is my last minute Vons trip today! I paid a total of $10.17 for everything you see here–which includes 4 boxes of post cereal, a gallon of milk, 3 Nabisco snacks and cucumbers! Here is what I did– best part, you can do it too!

Buy (2) HoneyComb Cereals $2.50 each
Buy (2) Honey Bunches of Oats $2.50 each
Buy (1) Gallon Milk (I loaded a personalized price for $3.39– but the milk is FREE with a purchase of 4 post cereals)
Use (2) $1/2 Digital Post Cereal coupons (under “coupon center”)
Buy (3) Cucumbers $0.43 each with personalized price (not everyone will get this –they are $0.69 each WITHOUT digital personalized price)
Use (3) $0.50/1 Cucumber Digital eCoupon (under “coupon center”)
Pay: $7.20, Get Back $3 catalina for purchasing 4 post cereals

{Transaction #2}
Buy (3) Nabisco Tray Snacks $2.99 each w/in-ad coupon or load the Digital eCoupon under “coupon center” for $2.99 each
Use (3) $1/1 Nabisco Multipacks, exp. 8/2/14 (SS 06/15/14)
Use $3/1 catalina from first transaction above
Pay: $2.97

Final Out of pocket: $10.17!

Check out the deals in full explanation below:

Have you done any shopping this week?! 

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Vons Shopping Trip: $19.73



I took advantage of the Hefty Friday only Deal at Vons today– and decided to pick up cereal and Nature Valley. Found several goodies in the clearance section as well. I also had a $5 off $20 coupon in my Just4U!

(4) General Mills Cereals $1.49 each wyb 4
(1) Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits $1.49 each wyb 4
(3) Nature Valley Granola $1.49 each wyb 4
(3) Axe Shampoo $1.37 each
(1) Contact Solution Twin Pack $7.59
(2) Hefty 45 ct Trash Bags $5.00 each
(1) Old Spice Body Spray $1.92

(4) $1/1 General Mills printable coupons (NLA)
(1) $1/1 Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits, exp. 4/5/14 (SS 02/09/14)
(3) $1.25/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars, Granola Thins, Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares or Breakfast Biscuits, exp. 3/1/14 (SS 01/05/14 #3)
(3) $1/1 Axe Hair Product, exp. 2/23/14 (RP 01/26/14)
(2) $1.25/1 Hefty Trash Bags printable coupon (NLA)
(1) $2/1 Old Spice Body Spray, exp. 2/28/14 (RP 01/12/14) (adjusted down to $1.92)
- $5 Just4U eCoupon

Paid: $19.73

Did you do any shopping today?! I was pretty excited about the Hefty Trash Bag deal– I wanted to get the larger count but I was reminded by my husband that he doesn’t like the “flaps”. :) Which apparently, is the only type they have in the 85 ct. Go figure. ;)

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Vons Shopping Trip $7.11

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There are a few awesome deals going on at Vons–Today only! I was lucky enough to also have a $5 off $20 Just4u eCoupon which made my deals super!

(3) Viva Paper Towels $5 each
(1) Cookie Crisp Cereal $1.67 each
(1) Honey Nut Cheerios $1.67 each
(1) Fresh Express Lettuce Trio $1.25 each
(2) Beneful Blended Chops dog food $0.60 each

(3) $1/1 Viva Paper Towel coupon from 1/12 SS
(2) $1/1 General Mills cereal coupons from 1/5 SS
(1) $1/1 Fresh Express Salad Blends coupon (mentioned that HERE)
BOGO Blended Chops coupon (received a long time ago in the form of a catalina coupon)
- $5 for spending $20 Just4U offer
Paid: $11.11, got back $4 catalina for purchasing (3) Viva!

You can do these deals too! Just remember that they are only available today–check them out HERE

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Shopping Trip: OOP: $51 {3rd Perfect Pairing trip}



I was lucky enough to snag another $10 off 3 Perfect Pairing coupon from a friend of mine–and with all the great Ralphs eCoupons (which are all available right now!) I decided to take a trip in again. :)

Not sure what I am talking about? Take a look at the entire promotion HERE. You can also do this at Food 4 Less with Less Out of pocket. Check out the details on the promotion HERE

I went to Ralphs and Albertsons. Here is my breakdown:



(2) Essential Everyday Crackers $2.50 each
(3) Crav On French Fries $2.99
1 lb bananas
3 Limes
3 Avocados $1.25 each
(2) EE Cream cheese $0.99 each
(2) EE Rice Cakes $2.50 each
(2) 32 oz Bags of EE White Rice $1.79 each
5 lb Bag of Cuties $2.77
(1) Tapatio
1 lb Strawberries $2.99
1 onion

(4) Essential Everyday BOGO Free coupons
(3) FREE Product Crav On coupons
used $20 off $20 purchase coupon from Gift Card deal
Paid: $4.75

My Ralphs trip wasn’t as great as I hoped for. I wanted to use the $5 off meat coupon in conjunction with the $5 off Seafood eCoupon that was available. I THOUGHT that if I purchased $15 worth of Seafood and $10 worth of Beef that both eCoupons would come off (since the $5 off $20 eCoupon is for meat AND Seafood) However, that did not work for me.

I think if you plan to do the same as me– you are better off sticking to strictly seafood vs. mixing them up (or maybe the $5 off $20 eCoupon isn’t working for Seafood? Despite what it says)

Bought :

- 4 Bottles BV Coastal $5.59 each
- 2 bottle Smirnoff $9.79 each
- 4 boxes General Mills Cereals $2.50 each
- 4 Betty Crocker Pouch Cookie $1.67 each
- 1 Coffee mate creamer $2.99
- $17 worth of Salmon
- $11 Ground Beef
- 2 Gallons of Milk (Free with purchase of milk and Betty Crocker cookies
- 1 Sprite $1.19
- 6 Toblerone Chocolate $1 each
- 3 Duracell 4 pack batteries $1.99 each
- 1 Stacys Baking Chips (found in the Deli/Bakery)
- 3 mini lunchables $1.69 each
- 2 McCormick Gourmet Spices $2.99 each
- 1 Canadian Bacon $2.69


- (3) $0.50/1 Duracell coupons
- (3) $1/2 Toberlone coupons
- Free Stacys eCoupon
- $1/1 Coffeemate coupon
- (2) $2/1 McCormick Gourmet Spices coupon
- (2) $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix coupons
- (2) $1/2 General Mills coupons
$10 off 3 Perfect Pairings Hangtag
- $6 off $60 eCoupon
- $5 off Seafood eCoupon
- $40 Perfect pairing promo
Paid: $47.00, will submit for the $8 Smirnoff Rebate in the 11/10 RP
= like paying $39 for entire order!

If you want to use all of the Ralphs eCoupons that are available–I would suggest that you purchase $20 worth of seafood and $40 of groceries and of course, your six bottles of whatever. :) My thoughts are (because it worked last time I did this) that the $6 off $60 eCoupon, $5 off Seafood and $5 off $20 Meat or Seafood eCoupons will all come off your order if you do it that way.

Check out all of the recent Ralphs Deals here

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Shopping Trips: CVS, Rite Aid: $22 OOP, $18 in rewards back!

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I haven’t done any real drugstore shopping in a couple of months–(with the exception of the CVS Huggies deal) and was excited to use my $20 ECB from CVS and score the freebies from Rite Aid this week. Here is what I did:

Rite Aid:


(2) Oral B Battery Toothbrushes $5.99 ea
Kids Sissors $0.33
Rite Aid Home Cap Erasers $0.33
Ruler $0.33
3 Mead Composition Books 3/ $1.98
(2) Old Spice Body Sprays $4 ea
(1) Kids Crest Toothpaste $2.99
(1) Oral B Complete Toothbrush $2.99
Used (2) $3/1 Oral B Battery Toothbrush coupons from 7/28 PG
Used $0.50/1 Oral B Complete Toothbrush coupon form 7/28 PG
Used (2) $2/1 Old Spice body spray Blinkie coupons
Used $0.50/1 Kids Crest Toothpaste coupon from 7/28 PG
Paid: $19, Got Back (2) $2 +Up for Oral B Battery TB, $0.99 +Up for Kids School Supplies, $2 +Up for Old Spice, (2) $2.99 +Up for Kids Crest and Oral B toothbrush, $1 +Up for Mead Comp books

Its Like I paid $5.03 for everything! after rewards.

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Bounty Towels 12 ct (really needed these)
(2) Tide Detergent $5.94
BioTrue Contact Solution (FREE with coupon that I received)
Used $0.25/1 Bounty coupon
used $1.50/2 Tide coupon
and $20 ECB

Paid $2.76, Got back $5 ECB for purchasing $20 of select products

My $20 ECB did ring up at $10 but the cashier adjusted it to $20. You can do the same deals this week too! Check out the CVS and Rite Aid Weekly ads! 

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Shopping Trip: $52 OOP with $32 back!

Shopping Trip


Here are my Vons/F4L and Ralphs Shopping Trips!

I wanted to do separate transactions and roll my catalinas at Ralphs–but my kids were not going to let that happen so I was forced just to do one.


Buy (2) General Mills Golden Grahams $2.50 ea
Buy (2) General Mills Cheerios Medley $2.50 ea
Buy (2) Fiber One Cereal $2.50 ea
(6) Totinos Pizzas $1.25 ea
(3) Hamburger Helper $1.50 ea
(2) Huggies Slip Ons $9.99
(4) Franks Hot Sauce $0.50 ea
1 Gladiolus $1.99
Used (2)  $0.85/1 Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch Cereal printable
(2) $1/3 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza printable
Used (2) $2.00/1 Huggies Coupon
Used (4) $0.75/1 Franks RedHot Sauce, exp. 8/15/13 (SS 05/12/13 R)
Used (1) $1/2 General Mills Chex, Fiber One, Total, Wheaties, Oatmeal Crisp, Honey Nut Clusters, Raisin Nut Bran or Basic 4 from 06/02 SS
Used $1/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Dishes from 04/21 SS (exp 6/15)
Used (2) $0.85/1 Golden Grahams Cereal printable
Used $5 Huggies catalina

Paid: $33.18, Got back (3) $5 Catalina for General Mills, $4 Catalina for Huggies, $5 Catalina for Huggies


Buy (8) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $0.98
Buy (3) Old Spice Deodorant $1.28
Buy (1) Secret Deodorant $1.28
Used $1/1 Old Spice Product, exp. 6/30/13 (P&G 06/02/13)
$1/1 Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant, exp. 6/30/13 (P&G 06/02/13)
Used (4) $1/2 Betty Crocker Snacks coupons from Food4Less Magazine (found in-store)
Paid: $7


Buy (4) Kraft Natural Sliced Cheese $2.99 ea
Buy (4) Yopa Yogurt $1 ea
Use (2) $1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Slices, exp. 6/5/13 (SS 05/05/13 R)
and Use (2) B1G1 Yopa! Cups, exp. 7/31/13 (SS 05/12/13 R)
Paid: $11.96, Get Back $3 catalina for Cheese and $5 catalina for Dairy

Total OOP: $52.14, Got Back $32 in catalina coupons to use for future trips
= Like paying $20!

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Ralphs Shopping Trip: Saved 100%!



I know this is pretty untypical but I am proud that I was able to turn my Free $50 from Ralphs into a money maker. I was paid to take everything you see here :)

(2) Charmin TP $5.99 ea
Bounty Towels $5.99
(3) Gillette Razors $5.49 ea
(8) Duracell Batteries $1.49 ea
(2) Gillette Fusion Shave Gel
(4) Green Giant Canned Veggies $1 ea
1 Gallon Milk $2.99
1 Liberte Yogurt $1.00– free with ecoupon
1 Beneful Dog food Tub — free with ecoupon
2 Cat Treats — free with coupon
2 cat food Cans –free with coupon
1 can mighty dog food –free with ecoupon
Eight O’Clock K-cups $8.99
1 International Delight Creamer $3.39

- $50 Ralphs ecoupon
(2) $1/1 charmin coupons (one ecoupon and one paper coupon)
$0.25/1 Bounty ecoupon
(3) $2/1 Gillette Mach 3 coupons
(4) $0.75/1 Duracell Battery coupons
1 BOGO Free Gillette Fusion Shave Gel coupon
1 FREE Product International Delight coupon
Paid: $4.24 OOP, got back $2 Catalina from General Mills (green giant)
and $5 Savingstar Deposit
= Free + $2 MM!

I played the Purina Joyful moments game and won 5 free pet food products (game is no longer available). Don’t forget to check out my Ralphs P&G scenarios (similar to what I did above) with the $5 Savingstar credit-- if you have the FREE $50 from Ralphs you can do the same as me!

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