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Super Savings Saturday: Seafood and pineapple

I stocked up on seafood and pineapple this week!

Dillon’s Shopping Trip:

8 packages of fish — marked down to $0.79 each
1 package of Tilapia — marked down to $1.79
Excedrin — used free coupon
Colgate toothpaste — on sale for $1, used $1/1 coupons = free after coupons
Gallon of milk — $2.69
16 oz. block of cheese — $2.69
Vitaminwater — on sale for $1, used $1/1 coupon = free after coupon

I also used a $1 catalina, so my total ended up being $13.80 after coupons and my receipt says that I saved $10.73.

Pineapple was on sale for only $0.99 each at Aldi this week so we bought four! I’m looking forward to fresh pineapple — yum!

Would you like to know what the best deals and coupon match-ups are for your local stores? Be sure to check out the Store Deals section of our site where we post the best deals and coupon match-ups each week for over 100 different stores across the country. You can sign up to receive the top deals in your email inbox each week as soon as they are posted!

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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.

Today’s Shopping Trips: Aldi and the health food store

Today, Kaitlynn and I had a little outing to the health food store and Aldi. I wasn’t planning to go to the health food store since I’d already gone on Tuesday, but Kaitlynn loves to go there (they have little children’s carts and samples!) and asked if we could please go, so we stopped by. And I was so glad I did because I found some great deals!

Health Food Store Shopping Trip:

3 loves of Rudi’s Organic Bread — marked down $0.99 each

1 bag of Rudi’s Organic Hot Dog Buns — marked down to $0.99

3 bags of Rudi’s Organic Bagels — marked down to $0.99 each

1/2 gallon of organic milk — marked down to $2.99

2 4-packs of priobiotic drinks — marked down to $0.99 per pack

1 bag of avocados — marked down to $0.99

1 bag of sweet potatoes — marked down to $0.59

2 bags of oranges — marked down to $0.99

2 bags of apples — marked down to $0.99

Spent $19.35

Aldi Shopping Trip:

1/2 gallon of orange juice — $1.79

2 cans of refried beans — $0.69 each

1 dozen eggs — $1.16

1 bag dried cranberries — $1.39

1 bag oranges — $1.49

2 bags baby carrots — $0.99 each

Tortillas — $0.99

2 packages of cheese — $1.79 each

Lemon Juice — $1.89

Spent: $16.79

Yesterday’s Shopping Trip: The health food store

I stopped by the health food store after a lunch date with my husband yesterday. I needed to get some more turbinado and just decided to buy it at the health food store, even though it’s more expensive, since a trip to the bulk foods store was not in the schedule this week.

I was excited to find some produce markdowns while I was there! And I also picked up a few cups of steel cut oats. Well, they said “Steel Cut Oat Groats”. Is that what I’m looking for, or did I get the totally wrong thing? (Yes, I’m clueless about steel cut oats, can you tell?!)

Here’s a price breakdown:

2 bags of grapefruit — marked down to $0.99 each

2 bags of organic pears — marked down to $0.99 each

1 tub of yogurt — marked down to $1.99

Organic Steel Cut Oat Groats ($1.29/lb.) — $0.88

Organic Turbinado — $5.19

Total spent: $12.90

The pears were getting pretty close to past their prime, but I couldn’t pass them up at $0.99 per bag for organic pears. I’m making pear sauce in crockpot with them today. Yum!

Super Savings Saturday

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve hosted a Super Savings Saturday link-up. I gave myself a break for December without telling you all. 🙂

At any rate, these are back and will now be posted every Saturday afternoon; I’d love to have you participate!

Dillon’s Shopping Trip: Spent $9.25, Saved $31.97 — read details and price break-downs of this shopping trip here

Health Food Store: spent $11.71

Another Dillon’s Shopping Trip: spent $13.66

Walmart Shopping Trip: Spent $8.94, Saved $32.38 — read details and price breakdowns of this shopping trip here

Aldi Shopping Trip: Spent $28.31

Would you like to know what the best deals and coupon match-ups are for your local stores? Be sure to check out the Store Deals section of our site where we post the best deals and coupon match-ups each week for over 100 different stores across the country! You can sign up to receive the top deals in your email inbox each week as soon as they are posted!

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.

My $5.44 Dillon’s shopping trip–94% savings!

I snuck out to Dillons (Kroger affiliate) on Tuesday night after the all the little ones were in bed. It was a sort of spur-of-the-moment shopping trip and I didn't have but a few minutes to plan it.

I had gotten a hot tip from a friend earlier that day that the ThinkThin bars were on sale for $1 each and I had a bunch of $0.50/1 coupons from organic coupon booklets which would make them free after they were doubled. I wasn't sure if the bars would still be on sale when the new ad came out on Wednesday so I decided to just run to the store and buy those and see what other deals I might be able to pick up, too.

Here's what I came home with:

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1 Healthy Choice Frozen Meal–on sale for $1.65, used the $2/1 coupon
which was available for a brief time earlier this week,
FREE-plus-overage after coupon

1 Tropicana Orange Juice–$4.99, used free product coupon which was available a few weeks ago for a limited time, FREE after coupon

1 Starbucks Ice Cream–$3.49, used free product coupon from the Facebook promotion–no longer available, FREE after coupon

1 Kellogg's Rice Crispies–$3.69, used free product coupon sent to me recently from Vocalpoint, FREE after coupon

1 Chiquita Apple Bites–$1, used free product coupon here, FREE after coupon

1 Chiquita Pineapple Bites–$1, used free product peelie, FREE after coupon

20 ThinkThin bars–on sale for $1 each, used 20 $0.50/1 coupons from Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet (doubled), FREE after coupons

4 bottles of Sobe Life Water–on sale for $1 each, used 2 B1G1 coupons,
$0.50 each after coupons (my hubby loves these in his lunches so I've
been buying them whenever I can get them on a decent sale)

1 Vanilla Soy Milk 1/2 gallon–on closeout for $2.68, used $2/1 coupon here, $0.68 after coupon

My total before coupons and sales was $65.28. After coupons? I paid $5.44–a savings of 94% according to my receipt.

Now, of course, I'd never pay full price for pretty much any of those items, so the savings is quite inflated, but it's still fun to see!

If you're new at the whole coupon thing and wondering if it really works, I hope my shopping trip above encourages you that signing up for the free coupon offers and printing the high-value coupons really does result in big savings for minimal effort.

It takes time to learn the ropes of couponing, but if you keep at it, it will begin to pay off in big savings dividends over time. Plus, one of the side benefits of using coupons and shopping the sales is that you get to try some new products you might not try otherwise! After all, who can beat free when it comes to groceries?!

I'll share more about our other grocery savings this week when I post Super Savings Saturday.

Super Savings Saturday: Kroger, Aldi, and pears

We spent $39 at the store this week. Here's what we bought:

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You can read more of the details of this trip here.

My sister also stopped by Wal-Mart on Thursday and picked up five pounds of bananas for us at $0.19 per pound (another grocery store offers bananas for $0.19/lb. on Thursdays so she just price-matched at Wal-Mart since it's right on the way to our house).

So our total altogether was $39 for groceries this week–including diapers! You can see our menu for this week here, in case you're interested.

We also saved money by creatively using two grocery sacks of pears which were given to us. Read more about what we did with those here.

Those are a few ways we saved money this week. How'd you do this week? Post about the deals and
bargains you were able to snag this week or other ways you saved money
on your blog (with pictures, if possible!) and then come back here and
leave your link below. **To make it easy for everyone to navigate quickly through the links, your link must link directly to your Super Savings Saturday post.**