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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Shopping Scenario Sunday: Share Your Plans!

It's SUNDAY! Time to praise, time to relax, and time to scour the weekly ads for the best deals out there!

Let's all join together, frugal faithful, and share our best, most hopeful shopping scenarios for the week!

1. Post your best shopping scenario for the upcoming week at your blog. Include store, what sale items you hope to snag, what coupons you'll be using (if any), and what you hope to pay and how you'll pay for your deal - with real money or ECBs, gift card, Register Rewards, etc.

2. Come back here and add your post link to the Mr. Linky! Be sure you note your name/blog and the store name where you hope to score your best deal.

3. Stick around and take a look at all the good deals that folks are cooking up across the blogosphere; you might find a better deal to help you this week!

4. Be sure to mention Shopping Scenario Sunday in your post with a link back to this post!

My hope is that by sharing our scenarios, we can save money and time. And if anyone encounters problems (ie: low stock, coupons not accepted, etc), please come back and share that information by leaving a comment.

Thanks for joining in the fun!


Here's my best Shopping Scenario for the week (thanks for the heads up, Be CentsAble!):


Buy (4) Wrigley's Gum Big Packs (the 17 stick ones, not the multi-packs) at $1.19 ea ($4.78)

Buy (2) Posts Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Chocolate Clusters at $2.00 ea ($4.00)

Buy (4) Aveeno Skin and Bath Care at $2.39 ea (I'm hoping these are in stock!) ($9.56)

Total: $18.34

Use these coupons:

for Wrigley's

*B1G1 Free coupon from 3/2 Sunday Insert

*Walgreens 7-Day Coupon (in their weekly ad): 3 packs/$2.00

*Walgreens Easy Saver Coupon (in April Rebate Book): 3 packs/$0.99

for Post

*(2) printables for $2.00/1 box of Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Chocolate Clusters (print here and here)

for Aveeno

*(1) printable for $1.00/1 Aveeno Product (print here)

*(1) $1.00/1 from Sunday insert today (4/6)

*(1) $1.50/2 from Sunday insert today (4/6)

Total after coupons: $5.37

Use my RR (Register Rewards) from last week of $4.00

Final Total: $1.37 OOP cash

EARN $10.00 in new RR on buying 4 Aveeno!

(Even if you don't have any RR or Gift Card $, this scenario is a possible money maker!)

**Revised 4/7/08, 10:30 pm EST:

If it looks too good to be true, it may well be!

The B1G1 Free coupons are only for Wrigley's, not Extra.

The coupons out this Sunday (4/6) for Aveeno are not for the $2.39 bar of soap. All other Aveeno prices are in the $6.00 + range. Spendy!

The $2 sale on Post does not include the Chocolate Clusters.

So, I bought (3) big packs Extra for $0.99 using the (2) Walgreens coupons.

And, because I'm a fun mom, I bought a big bottle of Magic Bubbles for my three sweeties. Frugal? Not really. Fun? ABSOLUTELY!

I used my $4.00 RR from last week and paid $0.21 in tax. I don't have any RR to use this week but that's fine; I still have CVS to plunder!

And, I still used my (2) $2.00/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Chocolate Clusters; I swung through Wal-Mart for some paint for my Girl Scout Troop and saw they were still priced at $2.32 there. I bought two boxes for a grand total of $0.64 plus tax. Not too bad!

Bottom line: be flexible in your scenarios, your stores, and your shopping. And celebrate the good deals you find by accident!

Thanks for sharing your scenarios!

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Happy Savings!