My Safeway Shopping Trip $32 Spent (Retail $95+)

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I shopped for everything above in a few different trips, as I was testing deals, etc.  Plus I had to go back for yesterday’s $5 Friday deals. All in all my total was just under $32, but I used catalinas from the Kraft Cheese and Frozen Foods promo to keep my cost down.   I was able to double 4 coupons for a total savings of $2.00 on each trip, I think this was 3 trips total for another $6 savings.  You can go here to see all of the current Safeway deals.

Myth of Doubling Coupons:

I had this grand idea before moving to a “land of doubles” that doubling would mean FREE groceries and that we could cut our budget in half!  It’s not all it seems to be, while I’m very thankful for the $2 savings each time I shop – it by no means is what you would think doubling your coupons means.  At Safeway we can double 4 coupons for a maximum savings of $0.50 per coupon up to $2 – not exactly doubling.  That is the only store here in Central Oregon (that I’m aware of) that double’s coupons.

The deals and coupons are listed below…

Nivea Lip Care – $0.99
$1/1 Nivea Lip Care Coupon
Final Price: FREE!
Carefree Liners – $0.99
$0.50 off any CAREFREE product
$1/1 Carefree 03/18/2012 SS Insert (exp 04/30/2012)
Final Price: FREE!
Travel Size ReNu Contact Lens Solution – $2.00
$2.00 off renu fresh™ multi-purpose solution (no longer available)
Final Price: FREE! 
Schick Hydro Silk Razor – $5.99
$4/1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor or Refill 02/26/2012 SS Insert (exp 04/08/2012)
Final Price: $1.99
Silk Milk Single Serve – $1.25
$0.55/1 Silk Milk (single serve) coupon
Final Price: $0.70 or $0.15 w/ doubles 
Silk Milk Fruit & Protein – $2.00
$1/1 Silk Fruit & Protein coupon
Final Price: $1.00 or $0.50/ doubles 
2 Dozen Eggs – $0.80 after 50% off clearance
1 Gallon of Milk – FREE w/ Kellogg’s Catalina
*Note* These expire on the 3/27 so don’t forget to use them! 
Fresh Express Garden or Garden Salad – $1.00
$0.75/1 Fresh Express Spinach Coupon from the Fresh Ideas Booklet (found in the produce section) or some have been able to print the coupon HERE.
Final Price: $0.25
Oscar Mayer Smoked Turkey Bacon, 3 12oz Packages – $5.00
Friday Only
Final Price: $1.66 each!
Lucerne Cheese, 32 oz – $5.00
Friday Only
$2/$10 Lucerne Products
Final Price: $4 each
Tillamook Yogurt – $0.50 each
$1/4 Tillamook Light Yogurts 
Final Price: $0.25 each or $0.12 each w/ doubles
Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest Steam Meals – $2.50
Money Back Guarantee Offer
$1/1 Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest coupon from today’s 3/18 SS
$1/1 Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest Steam Meals (Facebook Offer)
Buy 4, Get a $5 Frozen Foods Catalina (need to buy 5 in some areas)
Final Price: as low as $6 out of pocket wyb 4 plus the $5 catalina frozen foods catalina!
Buy (6) Lean Cuisine Meals – $2.50 each – mine were all on clearance 50% off, woo hoo!
Buy (2) Skinny Cow Frozen Treats, 4-6ct
Buy (2) Nestle Pure Life Water, 6pks (pay for one – $1.50)
Get a $5 Frozen Foods Catalina to use on your next shopping trip
Use (1) B5G1 Skinny Cow Frozen Snack WYB 5 Lean Cuisine Varieties, 5 – 16 oz AND 1 Nestle Pure Life Splash Flavored Beverages, p. 55 All You, March 2012 (exp 05/31/2012) 
Final Price: $16.50 for all 10 items out of pocket plus a $5 catalina to spend on your next shopping trip!


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  1. Nice trip! On the Fresh Express $1, I’m not finding it in our Bay Area Safeways (ours is $2.50)

  2. Yesterday at Vons, I spent $121 and saved $197…. also received a catalina for $8 off my next purchase and 20 cents of per gallon of gas at my next Von’s fill-up. I was quite proud. Thank you for your help!

  3. That’s wonderful Nichele!

  4. Andrea Roberts via Facebook says:

    My dad uses my card also so with the volume of purchases I became an elite shopper which among other things allows you to get the $5 deal all weekend. It may benefit some people to share a card.

  5. I’ve never heard of that Andrea!

  6. Andrea Roberts via Facebook says:

    Neither had I until I saw it on my receipt! It say something like “Thanks for being an elite shopper please call the manager directly if you for any needs” with his phone number.

  7. Andrea Roberts via Facebook says:

    ….and I have called before. Sure enough he answered!

  8. you know I think I have seen/read that before – so very interesting!

  9. Andrea Roberts via Facebook says:

    It might be worth checking out–I know I really love not having to shop on Friday to get the $5 deals.

  10. andrea, how would i be able to know if im an elite shopper or not? would it say on the receipt? tia.

  11. Ali Rowan says:

    elite shopper – is that at vons or safeway? that would be nice to have the friday deals all weekend!

  12. Doubles in Bend
    Sometimes Albertsons has “twice the value” coupons which will double up to a dollar.
    They are only available in the Oregonian though not the Bulletin & only about once a month & only 3 coupons. But it’s $6.00 savings technically instead of $2 at Safeway.

    They have also had round up days where all coupons under $1 will round up to $1 unless they are under a quarter. I follow frugal living NW too & she always tells us when these are happening because the store doesn’t really advertise them.
    Hth!

  13. Maria T. says:

    On the Nestle Pure Life water for the Lean Cuisine/Skinny Cow/Nestle Water deal, were you able to just get the plain water or did you have to get the Flavored Splash kind? I see that the coupon says Flavored Splash, but it has artificial sweeteners in it which we can’t/won’t drink.

  14. I have a J4u Personalized price of $2.49 for Fresh Express Complete Salad Kits. There’s a $2 coupon in Fresh Ideas Feb., making it only 49 cents. I haven’t tested yet.

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