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Super Savings Saturday: Dillon’s, Target, Walmart, Walgreens

I tried out a new shopping schedule this past week and it worked well. Instead of trying to do all our shopping in one big trip, I’m splitting it up into two smaller trips. Here’s what I bought this week:

I spent $1.81 at Walgreens and got back $2 in Register Rewards. Read more about this shopping trip here.

I spent $7.83 at Walmart. Read more about this shopping trip here.

I spent $22.07 at Target and saved $52.45. Read more about this shopping trip here.

I also stopped by Dillons and got two bunches of flowers (reduced to $0.99 each), 3 boxes of Tony’s pizza (used 3 free coupons), 1 loaf of bread (used free coupon), 1 box Kraft Mac & Cheese (used free coupon — donating this), 2 bottles of Kraft salad dressing (1.99 each, used $1/1 coupons, plus got a $1 catalina for buying 2 — $0.50 each), 2 bags of peas ($1 each, used $0.50/2 coupon).

After coupons and a $1 catalina from my last shopping trip, my total was $3.03 at Dillon’s, plus I got a $1 catalina for my next shopping trip.


Did you snag any great deals or bargains this week or save money in other ways? If so, be sure to post about them on your blog and leave your link below. Please remember that this weekly round-up is to share deals you personally got and/or money you were able to save this week. In order to keep this weekly round-up focused on helping and inspiring others in their efforts to save money, links which have little-to-no content other than promoting affiliate links, etc. will be deleted. Also, to make it easy for everyone to navigate quickly through the links, your link must link directly to your Super Savings Saturday post.

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  • Allison says:

    It is so much easier for me to shop in small spurts, especially if I have to bring my kids, because they can’t stay happy with an all-day shopping spree…but that is pretty much inefficient if I have to drive to town several days. So I try to combine the trip with other errands or visits to my parents. It’s either that, or go in the evening without the kids, but then I miss time with the hubby. We just make it work with whatever is going on that week.

  • Laurie says:

    The title of my link is wrong – sorry Crystal! (It automatically re-directed). It should be $24 for $89 worth of groceries – I didn’t mean to mis-represent it – SORRY!

  • Amy says:

    Hi there, was wondering if you saw that both and have super Huggies coupons?? They are stackable – plus target has the jumbo packs on sale!! I was able to buy a jumbo pack of Huggies for just $1.99!!

  • emma says:

    i find it easier to get shopping done in small spurts as well. I try to get a lot of shopping done when hubby is home during the week, last day of sales and first day of sales (for groceries) and go to the drugstores and big box stores as needed. Sometimes i wake up super early on sundays and hit the drugstores before hubby has to go to work. But usually the less i have to bring my 3 year old shopping, the better, he just doesn’t like it and can be a handful at times. I normally bring him only when there are timed 2-3 days sales at the end of the week or if we don’t have anything going on, on the weekend, i will go to a couple stores with him. But really no schedule for us, hubby’s work can be unpredictable and so can the sales, and sometimes there’s not much on sale to even go out for!

  • Cristina says:

    I shop on Sunday for the entire week, but I have no kids to worry about. I might change my tune if I did, but for now, I find that I save time and gas if I get it all done on one day. It also probably keeps me from spending more money if I forget something because I force myself to wait until the next shopping trip or improvise with what I already have.

  • jan says:

    how did you get free coupons for bread, pizza, mac n cheese?

    • Megan says:

      @jan, a good tip is to take all of the brands of food you use most and sign up for their website/newsletters if you’re not shy about giving out your address. i get kraft coupons for the macaroni quite often

  • Megan says:

    if anyone uses, i have a code for $10 off plus free shipping for first orders, it’s ENFAMIL10 and they said order must be $49 or more. but i just got all of this stuff from the hospital and i won’t be using it. expires 12/31/10 and it probably works on all orders cause it came on an ad card (sorry but i didn’t know where else to post and figured anyone who wants to try the site would like a discount)

  • Andrea says:

    i have never shopped in little trips always just one trip to last 1-2 wks. looking at how much you save each trip is amazing! i might consider trying it!

  • Courtney says:

    Just wanted to give y’all a heads up that I found a TON of clearance items that I was able to put with coupons today at Target. 3 pack of old spice deo for 2.50…2 pack of degree deo for 2.50…pantene prov v 1.88 each….garnier fructis, tampax tampons…just to name a few. I’m probably going to go back tomorrow once I get my P&G book. Also, tons of food items on clearance too.

  • Please delete link #142. I have not linked up for “Super Savings Saturday” in awhile and I am apparently completely out of practice. I am so sorry! Thanks for all your hard work. I always love seeing the pictures of what you got on your trips! Passed along your blog to the curious shopper behind me at Target when I was checking out with a huge stack of coupons. Blessings!

  • Laura says:

    Hi Crystal,

    Like you, I love fresh flowers around the house. Very easy to grow (at least in Michigan and if can grow here, it can grow anywhere) are snapdragons – very colorful – and zinnias. I especially like the larger size of zinnias; I think there are just two choices small and large. They’re colorful and last a long time. These two kinds look great around the house! The children may enjoy this project too! Happy day!

    • Juanita says:

      I wanted to let you know that something strange came in my email this a.m. The subject matter stated that it was from you and when I went into the email it was from a man wanting money. I do not know if someone has hacked into your system or what but, I went ahead and unsubscribed. It came from your email account. I really do enjoy your site and look forward to reading it. I am just going to bookmark you so I can read it that way! Have a blessed day!

  • Jessica W says:

    Hi all, I don’t blog (yet).
    But i picked up some real good deals at TARGET yesterday. most of what i bought wasn’t on sale so it stands to reason they may still be available, (based on region and demand). I live in N. VA and i was able to find enviro kids Gluten Free snacks for 1.03(penguin fruity bars), 2.54 koala krispies bars. I opted not to purchase koala krispies even though they were@ least .50 cheaper. the penguin bars are at about a 66% discount because they are on clearance so i stocked up. I also found glutino bagels, kinnikitick cinnamon rolls and bagels for 2.08, thats great savings if u can even find it in othr grocery stores. so i bought afew, at the register they did ring up 3.99 so i had to make a trip to CS, 2.08 is their normal shelf price… so if you are GF i would check out their freezer section before they catch on and change it (as they always do .if they were smart they’d keep it low to compete with competitors).
    anyway target usually charges higher prices then whole foods, trader joes and harris teeter, so they oftne end up discontiueing GF products and mark them down (their clearance is sometimes more expensive still,)but when u find a good deal stock up! I purchased 10 sobe, 13 boxes enviro kids, 2 GF cinnamon rolls, 2 GF bagels, dove mist, 2 carefree pantiliners, 12 double rolls angel soft, 2pk lady speed stick, soft soap body wash, 2 4pk ge light bulbs, a box of 100% juice capri suns, activia 4pk, 1 box gf mac n cheese, 2 bx natural mac n cheese, for about 40usd and recieved a 5 dollar gift card . only sobe, activia and angel soft were on sale. happy deal hunting 🙂

  • Pam says:

    I accidently made a mistake when I posted my link. I just wrote my name not realizing that was what was going to show up. I would have edited it but wasnt sure how.

    Great job on all your savings this week..

  • BargainBabe says:

    FWIW–My wag’s wouldn’t take the $1/2 Lifesavers coupon. Said I was only buying one bag since the other was free and I’d have to buy ANOTHER bag (and get 1 more free, total of 4 lifesavers bags) to get to use the coupon.

    But it was worth a try!

  • Monica says:

    I love following your blog and love the savings I receive. Today, I went to our local Dillon’s, because I wanted to stock up on a few items before Tuesday. I printed out two of the Sobe BOGO coupons and two Crystal Light coupons, when I went to check out the cashier looked at my coupons and immediately went to the head cashier who looked at them and went to the service desk. She returned to me and said because the coupons had the same number on them I was only able to use one of each of the coupons. (meaning the two Sobe water coupons had the same number and the two Crystal Light had the same number). Have you encountered this and is this right???

  • Cheryl says:

    I’ve only been a frequent couponer for two months and it’s had its ups and downs – I seem to have bad cashier karma. I am finding though that making a bunch of stops is feeling like work esp. when the products you’re looking for are out of stock. I am starting to like it much better when I can just make a few quick trips and be done with it. I think all the cashier issues are probably what’s making this less enjoyable.

  • Wendy says:

    I used to to one big shopping morning, but now that my kids are older, I do lots of little trips throughout the week. I try to take advantage of the time while they are at various lessons/practices/ etc. to get my errands done. That way, when we’re home, we’re all home. 🙂

  • Rayven says:

    Linked up for the first time. But I love saving money! I’ve found that our farmers market is a great place to get quality flowers for super cheap *about a 1$ a piece*.

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