Friday, April 3, 2009

My Shopping Trip 4/3 - Great New Deals

Here's a picture of what I got today! I only went to two stores today, Harps and Walmart. I did 2 transactions at Harps because I had 2 mail in rebate items. Here's what my totals looked like.
Harps Transaction 1 - $3.83 (got back $1.00 Catalina and a $3.99 MIR = $1.00 Profit used on Transaction #2)

Harps Transaction 2 - $31.56 (I purchased three packages of meat for about $6.00 each, so that was the majority of my cost, Also had a mail in rebate for $3.99)

Walmart 1 - $3.14 (I saved over $30.00 in coupons)
Total Out of Pocket (Including Tax) $38.53

- Mail In Rebates $12.41

= $26.12 for everything you see in the picture!!!!

Here are some of the deals I found (I am only listing the ones that weren't included in the Harps Ad):


Welch's Grape Juice 3/$1.00
Used $1.00/3 coupon from 3/22 or 3/29 insert

French's Mustard $1.25
Buy 2 get $1.00 off your next purchase
Used 2 - $0.50/1 French's coupons from 3/29 insert
= $0.50 Money Maker

Duncan Hines Cake Mix $1.25
Use $0.35/1 Coupon from Sunday's paper
= $0.55 each after coupon and double
(Thanks Alisha!)

McCormick Grill Mates $1.68
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 3/15 insert
= $0.68 each

Birdseye Steamfresh Vegetables $1.18
Used $0.35/1 coupon from 3/15 insert
= $0.48 each

Quaker Carmel Snack Cakes $1.25
Used $0.50/1 coupon from free sample
or use $1.00/1 coupon from 3/29 insert
= $0.25 (this is better than Walmart's Price)

Dawn $1.12
Used $0.50/1 coupon from Home Made Simple Book
= $0.12 each

Hillshire Farms Oven Smoked Chicken Breast $3.99
Found packages with Try Me Free offers
Used $0.55/1 coupon
= $0.55 money maker after coupon

Palmolive 10 oz. bottles on sale for $0.50
I used a $0.50/1 coupon I got in the mail a few weeks back
= Free

Baking Potatoes 5 lb. bag $1.50


  1. Wow! Great job! I may have to go get some grape juice, steamfresh and quaker snacks - they were $1.82 at wal-mart so I didn't think they were worth buying - if they're only $1.25 at Harps I'm on it! I'll also have to look for the Hillshire Farms Chicken Breast - was that lunch meat?

  2. Oh yeah - I meant to tell you too, I went to Target in Fayetteville earlier today and they had large 20 oz bottles of Johnson lotion on clearance for $2.54 so after the $.75 Target and $1 manufacturer, this was a good deal. Also, there was some Aveeno lotion on clearance in the baby section too. I forgot the price though...

  3. Yes the Hillshire Farms is lunch meat. I was at the Mission Harps and I know there were a few more packages. I only bought one beacuse I only had one coupon.

  4. Thanks! I didn't make it to Target today, I will have to go there later tonight, My son was ready to be done with the shopping today! :) I guess that happens.

  5. Are Thursdays the day that Harps stores double their coupons? Up to what coupon amount do they double?

  6. Sarah,

    Harps Doubles Coupons everyday up to and including $0.50. I had problems today with internet coupons so I am going to email corporate to confirm the policy on internet coupons.


  7. CAN'T get this offer at Walmart where they are the only retail store merchant who offers ALL YOU magazine.
    Great deal on ALL YOU magazine which holds many, many manufacturer coupons.

    Each issue is .75/$18 for a 2 yr subscription.

    See my blog spot to view the coupons in the April issue.

  8. I went back to Harps last night - 3 grape juices, 2 bags of veggies, 2 mustards, 1 Diet Dr Peppper, 1 tub of lunch meat and 2 Rice cake snacks later I had spent $6.11 out of pocket (tax included) and I have $1 off my next purchase and will receive $3.99 as a rebate, so really I spent $1.12! Thank you so much for your helpful information!

  9. OK, I am new to this whole coupon thing and I am very excited about how it is going to save my family money! I saw that you had gotten the grape juice for free with the coupon. I went to 2 Harp's stores (Jones Road & Fiesta Square) today & I couldn't find it. Can someone tell me which store it is at and if I'm too late to get it? Also, You were also talking about a $3.99 rebate. Where did that come from. Thank you so much for this blog! I'm sure it will help me a lot!

  10. Hey Deb,

    I got the Grape Juice at the Mission Store, I don't know how much was left, it was the Welches Grape Juice cocktail on sale for 3 for $1.00. When I went it was mixed with the 100% Juice. Sometimes Harps Stores unadvertised sales depend on the store.

    I got 2 $3.99 Rebates. One was for Sargento Salad Finishers. There was a rebate in the paper about a month ago, and the other one was for Hillshire Farms Smoked Chicken Breast Lunch Meat. It was attached to the package (keep your eyes open) and I think there is a form online I will try to find it for you so that you don't have to track down the one on the package.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, I am more than happy to help!