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Giant Shopping Plans 5/24/09

Thanks to Redemption Unlimited for the info about the $3/$15 Meat coupon.   Click here to see the post.

This is a great deal.  Plus there are a lot of x/xx coupons this week and per Frugal in Virginia Giant accepts competitors coupons.  Click here to see the post.

My plan is to go to customer service about a couple issues tomorrow.

1. I want to ask them about the competitors coupon.

2. I want to return some Giant brand Motrin because it was expired when I bought it.  I’m used it and noticed after I used it that it was expired.  I still have the receipt.

Then thanks to Frugal in Virginia for these good deals.  Click here for her site.

I’m trying to figure out a better way to sort and organize my posts.  It has been a while since I posted since I’ve been so busy with work and spending time with my family.  I’ve noticed that when I find posts from other sites and I’m trying to figure out how to search for my coupons I think base it on where the coupon is might work better.

Internet coupons
Crystal Light Drink Mixes, 6-8 qt or On the Go, 7-10 pk- $2
Use $1/1 coupons here or from the pink coupons.com widget on the right sidebar of this site.
Final price: $1

Kraft Shredded Cheese, all varieties- $2.50
Use $1/1 coupon here. If you’re using Firefox, click here for coupon. There’s also a $1/2 coupon here.)
Final price: $1.50

Starbucks Ice Cream, pint- $3
Use $1/1 coupon here.
Final price: $2

Nabisco Wheat Thins- $2.50 (Better deal at Harris Teeter this week.)
Use $1/1 coupon here or from the pink coupons.com widget on the right sidebar of this site.
Final price: $1.50

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3/22 coupons
Nature Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes, 12 oz bag- $1.88
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from 4/19, 3/15, 3/22, or 3/29 SS insert.
Final price: $1.38 each

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4/5 coupons
Eggo Muffin Tops, Pancakes, Bake Shop Swirlz, or Twirls- $2
Use .75/1 coupon from 4/5 RP insert.
Final price: 50 cents

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5/10 coupons

Turkey Hill Chilled Drinks, 64 oz- $1.67
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from 4/5, 5/3, or 5/10 RP insert.
Final price: $1.17 each

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5/17 coupons
Healthy Choice Frozen Meals- $2.50
Buy 2 Cafe Steamers and use $2/2 coupon from 5/17 SS insert.
Or buy 1 All Natural meal and use $1/1 coupon here.
Final price: $1.50 each

Ball Park Meat or Beef Franks- B1G1 – $3.99
Use $1/2 coupon from 5/17 RP insert.
Final price: $2.99 Total

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No coupons
Deer Park Spring Water, 24 pack- $3.88
Buy 2 and receive a $2 checkout coupon.
Buy 3 and receive a $3 checkout coupon.
Buy 4 and receive a $5 checkout coupon.
Final price after checkout coupon received: $2.63- 2.88, depending on quanity purchased

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Giant Shopping Trip 4/22/2009

My daughter is such a trooper.  She loves to go shopping and watch the people.  I went to Giant yesterday with my daughter to do my plan that I listed the other day.  I’m so silly! I’ve learned my lesson make sure you PRINT out or write down the amounts that you plan to buy.  I went up to the cashier rang up my items and the total was over $12!  The bags didn’t get taken off.  What happened?

Well, my total was only $11 and some cents – not $15.  I forgot to buy another Scotts tissue.   I couldn’t remember on top of my head what I planned to buy as the other item.  So, I asked the cashier if I could go back and find the extra item or cancel the transaction.  The manager stopped by and was so nice, he said,  “No problem, let’s save the transaction and you can go back and get your items.”

I went back and saw the “rebate” for the Scotts products (get $2 coupon when you by 3 products).  I decided I would get the paper towels.  (Should have gotten the tissue but I couldn’t find my other coupon.)   The paper towels were buy 3 for $5.  The coupon said buy 4.  So, that cost is $6.67 for 4.

Then when the manager rang up the paper towels my total was $12 some cents + the cost of the bags.  I showed him the ad and he then took the bag prices off.  My guess is since he added to the previous transaction the computer system couldn’t figure out the deal and saw 2 transactions, not 1.  The good news is the manager also took off $0.05 for each bag since I used them.

I then headed to my car with my daughter and my goodies but to find out my car battery was dead.  Oops!  Thankgoodness my husband was at home (only a couple miles away) and could come and jump start me.  What a day!

1Scott Naturals 4 Pack each $3.50
-$1 4/5 SS = $2.50 each

4 Scott Naturals each $1.66 = $6.67

– $1 4/5 SS = $5.67

1 Muir Glen Soup $2.49
-.75 SS 2/8 double = $0.99

3 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers = $2.00 each = $6.00
-.50 SS 4/5 = $1.00 each = $3.00

Total before coupons = $18.66
+5 bags for .99 each

After 5 bags free and coupons
OOP equals $12.49 + tax!

Not as good as I hoped at all.   I will do the rebate to get the $2 coupon or wait to get more Scott products.

If I had to do over again I would have bought the Scott tissue 4 pack or more of the soup.

Lessons learned!

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Giant Deal Shopping Plan -week 4/17 – 4/23

Here is a thought about this week at Giant.   And, check out Novathrifty.com for more suggestions!

Get 5 free reusable shopping bags instantly… when you buy $15 worth of participating General Mills, Scott Naturals or Clorox Green Works products in the section (see ad).

Participating items and reusable shopping bags must be purchased in one transaction with your BonusCard.  The cost of the bags will be deducted at the end of your order.  Free bag offer excludes insulated reusable shopping bags. Limit 1 offer per customer.

Muir Glen Organic Soup is part of the 5 bags free deal
-.75 SS 2/8/09 Any Muir Glen product (exp 5/2/09)
When doubled it equals to $0.99 each!
Plus, when put with the other deals it is even better.

My thought is this:
2 Scott Naturals 4 Pack each $3.50 = $7.00
-$1 4/5 SS = $2.50 each = $5.00

1 Muir Glen Soup $2.49
-.75 SS 2/8 double = $0.99

3 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers = $2.00 each = $6.00
-.50 SS 4/5 = $1.00 each = $3.00

Total before coupons = $15.49
+5 bags for .99 each

After 5 bags free and coupons
OOP equals $8.99 + tax!

Note: I had to make a correction, I typed 1 Scott tissue when it should have been 2. The Total OOP is a little bit more than I thought.