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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Kroger run 3/21/09
I know I am going to have friends that are going to look at the cat litter and baby wipes and say ummm just how many of these do you go through. For those friends that are still doubting Thomas's this is the perfect example of buying up on items that normally cost a small fortune. I got 30lbs of the cat litter for $1.46. For that price I can live without clumping litter!!!! And the baby wipes I actually made money on because I had a $5 off 3 q and they were on the Mega Deal last week. Between these and the wipes I bought last week at the Walgreens/Huggies Q deal we don't need wipes for some time!!!!
Total Shelf Price: $87.20 Total Savings: $57.38 Total Out of Pocket: $29.82
On a note about the toilet paper. I read yesterday on several message boards that Cottonelle 4 packs were strangely missing from Kroger shelves in the Ohio/N. Kentucky regions. Guess what. There was NO Cottonelle on our shelves and there was NO price tag to be found anywhere. For those of you that were really able to make the best of this savings while it lasted be glad!!! I do believe we may have seen the last of FREE toilet paper! I hope not but.....
- Corn starch - Makes a great diaper rash preventer/cure. Doesn't have to be name brand. I would suggest getting a little shaker container and filling it then shake over little one's tushy during diaper change. Our little one has really sensitive skin and I have used this over and over. In addition especially at night you can apply diaper rash cream over top off the corn starch as a moisture barrier. This really helps over night when they aren't changed as often. - Celery - wrap in aluminum foil (covering even the ends) and it will last for weeks in the fridge. - Liquid fabric softener - pour some into a plastic bowl with a cover, soak sponge in liquid, squeeze out and toss in dryer with wet clothes. I've been using the same bottle since Oct. and it works great! - Vinegar - Pour 1/2 to 1 cup into laundry rinse cycle and will help to soften clothes instead of fabric softener (I've done this and it works but I prefer the sponge method listed above). - Shaving cream for woman - Don't have a clue if this would work for a man but instead of shaving cream try using inexpensive hair conditioner to shave. Works fine for me.
WHAT I THINK DOESN'T WORK Freezing canned biscuits. I had read that they freeze fairly well so I tried it. I don't recommend this. It changes them so that they come out tunnelly and tough. They won't rise the way they should.
My wife and I are Club Coupon. As parent's of a toddler that is growing way too quick our daily lives are an exciting adventure. Necessary costs compelled us to start couponing in May of 2008 in a very serious way. We love saving money and we know you do to. We created our blog to share our savings stories and help you make the most of your money.
CAT = CATALINA = A coupon that prints out at the register out of the little box next to the register. They will hand these to you usually when they hand you your receipt. They can be for money off a certain item or money off your next order.
ECB= Extra Care Buck
FAR = Free after rebate
IP = Internet Printable
IVC = Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupon)
Mfr = Manufacturer
MIR = Mail in rebate
MM = Meijer Mealbox (Meijer printable online coupons)
ONYO = On Your Next Order
OOP = Out of Pocket
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Insert
Q's = Coupons
RP = Red Plum
SCR = Single Check Rebate
SS = Smart Source
WT = Wine Tag, usually can be found hanging from wine bottles but can also be found in grocery stores