Cheap Anthony: December 2009 Cheap Anthony

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Savings period ending Dec 12

I have been traveling a lot lately so I just haven't kept up with posting my savings. I will post everything for the last month on this entry. Since I was away a few times I didn't bother going grocery shopping. I only had few extensive trips to the store where I could focus on my coupons and pairing deals.

Target 11/14/09

I don't keep track of the Target store savings as well here since the receipts don't do itemize it for me. I only shop here about once a month or so anyway to primarily get toiletry items like toothpaste, soap, mouthwash, cleaning supplies, etc. Usually I have decent coupons that I pair with sales for the food items though. TIP: Kashi cereal is usually a full $2.00 cheaper at Target than at any other grocery store. I can't believe they sell it so cheap. A staple item I always get is the Heart to Heart cereal. It's only $3.49 here compared to $4.99 or more at Ralphs.

$1.00 off Chex Mix

$1.00 off Kashi cereal
$1.00 off Kashi TLC granola bars
$1.00 off Kashi TLC cracker s
$0.50 off Starkist tuna pack
$0.50 off Target Up plastic sandwich bags

Total Coupons: $5.00
Total Sales: $4.57

Target Savings: $9.57



Ralphs Rewards
$1.10 off Diet 7UP
$4.49 off Food storage container
$2.00 off Triscuits
$0.59 off Chex Mix
$1.02 off Ralphs cottage cheese
$0.75 off Ralphs yogurt
$0.29 off Ralphs tuna
$0.99 off Ralphs Nutty Nugget cereal
$0.70 off Ralphs Penne Pasta

$1.00 off Chex Mix
$1.00 off Kashi cereal
$1.00 off Triscuits

Total Ralphs Rewards: $11.93
Total coupons: $3.00

Total savings: $14.93


I finally decided to use one of those buy one meal get one free with the purchase of two beverages. This is a great deal since it's a buffet of salad, soups, pizzas, pastas, breads, muffins and all sorts of other sweet desserts. They had this chocolate lava brownie thing that was amazing. They also had pies and frozen yogurt. I loved the corn muffins.  This is such a great value. The regular price for a dinner is $9.69 so we got that free. Each drink cost $2.29.

Souplantation Savings: $9.69

This is an east coast sub sandwich chain. I had a nice coupon for $3.00 off any sub. I got a chicken parm and it was good. They actually don't put breading on the chicken so it's relatively healthy. I, of course, got it without cheese.

Total Savings: $3.00


I braved the Black Friday crowds and scored some great clothing deals. I had to shop for new clothes anyway for my high school reunion, which was the next night. I needed new dress pants and shoes. Here's te deal I got:

Alfani dress shoes - Regular price: $99, special Black Friday sale price: $49. An additional 20% off coupon. Final price: $39.99.
Savings: $60

Alfani dress pants - Regular price: $76, special Black Friday sale price: $19.99. An additional 20% off coupon. Final price: $16
Savings: $60

Total Macy's savings: $120!



Ralphs Rewards
$1.00 off Jennie-O ground lean turkey
$0.74 off Sierra Mist
$1.00 off Silk Soymilk
$2.00 off Grape Nuts
$0.29 off Ralphs tuna
$0.30 off Ralphs frozen spinach
$0.20 off International Delight creamer
$0.29 off Hunts tomato sauce
$0.99 off Angel soft paper
$1.00 off Fiber One granola bars
$0.50 off Ralphs yogurt

$1.00 off International Delight Creamer
$1.00 off Fiber One bars
$1.00 off Corn Flakes
$1.00 off Smart Start cereal
$2.00 off Silk Soy Milk

Total Ralphs Rewards: $8.80
Total coupons: $6.00

Total savings: $14.80


CUMULATIVE SAVINGS since Aug 15, 2009: $439.44