Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blue Light Special on Aisle 3

Kmart is having a coupon-doubling extravaganza this week -- at least in some parts of the country. But any Kmart store should honor the promotion for any customer that requests it (I've got an email from Kmart corporate saying this).

I took the email to my local Kmart last night and got all of my coupons up to a $2.00 value doubled at checkout. It was awesome!

Total before coupons -- $302

Total after coupons -- $17 + tax

You might be wondering what I'm planning on doing with 24 bottles of Pert Plus. Chris was wondering this also. The answer is that I can always find people who will use it - whether it be neighbors, family, friends or the local YWCA. Tax write-off's are a beautiful thing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Costco or Sam's Club?

I came across an interesting comparison on a message board the other day. A woman was debating whether to get a membership to Costco or Sam's Club so she went to both and compared prices on a random sampling of items that she uses. Below is what she found, with the "winner" indicating the store with the lowest price on each item:

Product Size Price Winner
Mayo, 1 gallon $6.36 - Sam's
Choc. Chips, 72 oz. $8.38
- Sam's
Onions (yellow), 10lb $3.90 - Sam's
Onions (white), 5lb $3.24 - Sam's
Huggies Diapers, 176 ct. $34.66(.22 ea) - Sam's
Dishwasher Soap, 2-125oz $7.85 - Costco
Fresh Strawberries, 4lb $5.99 - Costco
Sour Cream, 3lb $2.79 - Costco
Chicken Broth, 12pk (14oz) $7.84 - Sam's
Silverware(plastic), 390ct. mix $9.52 - Sam's
Peanut Butter, 2pk-48oz $7.28 - Sam's
Olive Oil, 5lt. $25.79 - Costco
Hamburger, 1 lb (10%lean) $2.25 - Sam's
Frozen Chicken Breasts, 6lb $12.88 ($2.14/lb) - Sam's
Tilapia, 3lb $11.88 - Sam's
Salmon, 3lb $15.56 - Sam's
Frozen Mixed Berries, 3lb $7.32 - Sam's
Frozen.Strawberries, 6lb $8.16 - Sam's
Frozen. Blueberries, 3lb $8.79 - Sam's
Frozen OJ, 6-16oz. $8.69 - TIE
Blocked Mozzarella Cheese, 5lb $11.78 ($2.36/lb)
- Sam's
Block Cheddar, 5lb $11.89 ($2.38/lb) - Costco
String Cheese, 48oz. $8.28
- Sam's

The clear winner here is Sam's Club by a mile. Shocking. I guess I'll keep my Sam's card.

Soup Galore

I'm not doing a very good job of posting things other than shopping deals. But some of them are so good I can't help myself! Take this one, for example. All the food you see here for only $9.66.

According to the receipt, I saved a total of $47.68 on this shopping trip. Who pays $55+ for that much soup? Not me!

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