Well, today was just a spectacular day in the Megacoolmama household! I was able to snag a lot of cool deals and some good freebies today!
First of all, I went to Gordmans, which was having its grand opening in my area, and got a FREE $10 gift card just for going to Customer Service and saying that I am a Facebook fan of theirs! How cool! I will be spending that soon on back-to-school clothes!
Next, I went to Old Navy and did some good bargain shopping. I bought a nice yellow boys’ polo and two pairs of girls leggings for $1.97 a piece off of the clearance rack. Then I snagged some nice socks (4 pair a piece) for my son and daughter, at 4 pr. for $5. After that, I headed to the Toddler boys’ section where I found the Loose style (adjustable waist- yay!) blue jeans for $8. They are originally $16.50! So, I got a pair for my son and a pair for my nephew for Christmas! Then a got a polo for $4 to go with the jeans for my nephew’s Christmas gift. Oh, and I scored a v-neck t-shirt in charcoal gray for myself for $2.49! Nice!
Then, off to SuperTarget! They now have some of their toys marked at %75 off, so I got two edible jewelry kits for $1.74 a piece to give as gifts for Christmas, and I also bought a ZhuZhu pet handheld game for $2.48. Target also had my favorite Dark chocolate Hershey’s chocolate chips on clearance at $2.24, so I picked up a couple bags of those, too! Gotta stock up when stuff is on clearance!
After SuperTarget, Meijer! They had a great 10 for $10 sale going on, so I, of course, only picked what was healthy for my family and went with the following items in the sale: 24 oz. Hunt’s natural ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup), Kraft macaroni and cheese organic and veggie pasta meals, organic baby carrots, and Ajax dish soap. All of this was $1 a piece!
My final stop was Jewel, where I picked up some more items at their 10 for $10 sale: 6 packages of Birdseye steamfresh frozen vegetables and 4 cans of Bumblebee albacore white tuna in water. I used my $3 off Jewel purchase coupon that I received during my last shopping trip there to make for extra savings!
I, of course, had more items on my grocery list to pick up, but these were just the highlights. How, you ask, do I know where and when all the sales are? Well, you know those seemingly worthless mailers you get in your mailbox during the middle of every week? I used to throw those straight to recycling, but, believe it or not, they are what you need to be looking at! Those mailers detail all of the sales and specials for the week for your area stores. It takes some time to get your list organized and going, but once you do it, you will thank yourself!
Also, I subscribe to The Grocery Game, which is a service that lists and groups all of the local sales and coupons in one website and tells you exactly which coupon insert to cut your coupons from. This has been a great help, but I have found that actually looking at the mailers gets me better results because I can see the products for myself.
I hope this post can inspire you to start saving money on your grocery bill, too!