Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Shopping Adventure – Part I

Megan and I visited MARTIN’S this morning while Natalie was at preschool.  I really needed to pick-up a few things because Natalie’s preschool was having an end of the year picnic and I didn’t have any bread for sandwiches and decided I would pick-up some extra snacks for the picnic. 

I also wanted to check out some of the deals that I was unsure of the price of in my last post.  I noticed when I was walking into the store that at the entrance where there was a pile of sale ads there was a disclaimer saying that the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System was misprinted.  The ad read Buy 1 Get 1 Free.  The disclaimer stated that it should have been advertised as on sale for $9.99 each.  I have edited my spreadsheet to reflect the change. 

I did pretty good at MARTIN’S today.  It really helped that I was able to use some of the coupons that were mailed out to Richmond residents this week.  I also redeemed a Catalina for $2 off my next purchase I received Sunday night when I got off work and bought 3 packages of Sure-Jell so that we could make strawberry jam.  (I’ll talk about that in another post.) 

Here is a picture of my purchases and the breakdown of my shopping trip (with my shopping partner):


  • Ziploc Evolve Bags - $1
  • (2) Combos Snacks - $0.89 each
  • (2) Utz Potato Chips - $1.99 each
  • (2) New York Toast Croutons - $0.25 each
  • (2) New York Tortilla Strips - $0.25 each
  • Skinny Water – FREE
  • Cut Apples - $2.49
  • (2) Kunzler Bacon (1 lb) - $2.50 each
  • (2) Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls (1 lb) - $2 each
  • London Broil (1.75 lb) - $3.48
  • White House Rolls - $2.50
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream – FREE
  • New York Texas Garlic Toast - $2.19
  • Stonyfield Organic Milk (1/2 gallon) - $2.49
  • Redeemed Catalina – (-$2)
  • Redeemed $3/$30 purchase – (-$3)
  • Redeemed $1 off meat purchase – (-$1)
  • (4) reusable bag credits – (-$0.20)

Shelf Price (before sales, coupons, credits, or tax): $66.01

Final Price (after sales, coupons, credits, before tax): $23.71

Total Savings: $43.30 (66%)


Anonymous said...

I made my very first Martin's trip this week to the Petersburg store. Got $133 worth for $76. Would you mind if I added a link on my blog to your blog?

Ann said...

Great job saving debbielynne! Sure - feel free to add a link to my blog. I like to help others save money and hope that my weekly match-ups accomplish that.