Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I did the New Week's sale first, which involved alot of items for my Stockpile: cereal, juice, soup, and noodles. The chips were on bogo sale for $3.99, which is the price I usually buy them at, but was also able to use $1.00 Rite Aid Video Value coupons to make them $1.00 a bag. The Banquet Heat & Serve Sausages were supposed to have been a good deal...had I remembered to get my coupons out and use them :-(
Got a good bit of Overage on the MM's this trip, but tax and my purchases in my next shop ate most of it up.

$3.99 Lay's Chips BOGO sale x 2
-1.00 Lay's Chips Rite Aid Video Value q's x 4
= $1.00/.99 each

$3.65 Juicy Juice BOGO sale x 2
-1.00/2 IP MQ x 2
-1.00 Target Q x 4
= $0.33 each

$3.99 Special K (Original) BOGO Sale
$ .89 Grapefruit
$ .19 Banana
-2.00 BOGO IP MQ (No longer available)
- .50 Target Q x 2
- .50 (doubled) Fruit wyb Special K IP q x 2
= $0.07 for All

$3.99 Special K (Granola) BOGO Sale x 4
-5.00/4 IP q (Target Site) x 2
-1.00 Target q x 8
= +$2.04 overage

$1.19 Lipton Secrets Soup x 5
- .50 (doubled) MQ
= $.19 each

$0.79 Yakisoba Noodles x 5
- .50 (doubled) MQ
= +$1.05 overage

$1.89 Banquet Sausage Patties BOGO Sale
(Forgot to use .35 - doubled to .70 - coupons, Boooo!)
= .95/.94 each

$3.55 Aleve x 2
-5.00/2 PQ
-1.00 MQ x 2
= $0.05 each

$2.37 Bayer Aspirin x 4
-5.00/2 PQ x 2
-1.00 MQ x 4
= +$4.52 overage

$1.47 J&J 1st Aid Kit x 3
-2.00 PQ x 3
-1.00 MQ x 3
= +$4.59 overage

$0.99 Schick Razors
-2.00 MQ
= +$1.01 overage

$2.99 Vitamin D x 5
$4.99 Cod Fish Oil
-6.00/2 PQ x 3
-1.00 MQ x 6
= +$4.06 overage

Then I went down the street to hit the last day of last week's sale. I thought I had earned my overage goal for the week during my first shop, so I could use my overage here to buy the Nesquick. But then I found the Koolaid packets on clearance 2/$3.49. Not the best price ever, buy my son had been asking for some of these again (I used to buy them before I coupon shopped), so half-price got me 2 boxes for the price of one.

Tax ate up most of the rest of it.

Shop 1: +$8.98 overage + 3.58 tax = +$5.30 overage
Shop 2: $0.68 + 2.82 tax = $3.50 oop
Total: +$1.80 Overage on Gift Card
Total Saved: $196.02


christa said...

How do you get overage onto the gift cards? Do you start the transaction with a new gift card before all your other purchases. Curious would love to know. Thank you.

Melissa said...

Yes, Christa, that's what I do.

I go do my shopping like usual, keeping up with my totals so I know what I'm spending, or how much overage I'm racking up. When I go to check out I start by having them ring up $25.00 on a new Publix gift card. ($25.00 is just my amount for no particular reason, you could get more or less.)

So I know if I have, say $6.50 overage, then my balance is going to be $18.50 before tax.
I use a gift card from a previous shop to pay.

When I get overage and my balance is less than $25.00, I can end up with cents to dollars left on a card. So then sometimes I'm using two or three gift cards to pay. Which may be aggrivating to have to try to keep up with, but doesn't bother me. It's worth it to me to be able to build up the overage.

christa said...

That is great. Thanks love all your posts very helpful.