Vons Shopping – Spent $14.92, Saved 68%!

by Jess on August 30, 2011

Vons Extreme Couponing TripI had to laugh while unpacking all of my groceries on the table this afternoon as I sang to myself, “One of these things is not like the other…”

Anyway, thought I’d share my quick trip from Vons today. It’s nothing spectacular, but I know some of you are new to shopping with coupons and find these posts helpful :)

Today’s trip was solely to “cherry pick” some of the best deals on sale in the ad. Vons has been pretty lackluster for me lately and truth be told, most of my grocery shopping the past couple of weeks has been at Smart & Final (who also accepts coupons!) as well as the 99 Cent Only store. With school starting this week, I wanted to help my boyfriend stock up on a few lunchbox items for the kiddos. They also really like Chef Boyardee so I picked up a few cans to add to the new stockpile I set up in the garage (video to come!!!)

All of these items are on sale through today, Tuesday August 30th at Vons (view the full list of deals here):

TRANSACTION #1

  • (2) Johnsonville Chicken Sausage | $1.99 each (on sale for $2.99, used two $1/1 from SS 6/19)
  • (2) Cheez-It Crackers | $0.99 each (on sale for $1.49 with in-ad coupon, used $1/2 printable)
  • (2) Buddig Lunchmeat | $0.09 each (on sale for $0.59, used $0.55/2 from SS 8/21)
  • (3) Chef Boyardee | $0.56 each (on sale for $0.89 with in-ad coupon, used $0.50/3 printable)
  • (1) 409 Cleaner | $0.99 (on sale for $1.99 with in-ad coupon, used $0.50/1 from SS 8/21)
  • Peaches | $2.26 (on sale for $0.88 lb.)

Final Price: $11.07
Retail Value: $34.84
Savings: 69%

TRANSACTION #2
(I split these items into a separate transaction because Vons will only double one identical coupon per transaction. My Vons also limits two identical coupons per transaction.)

  • (1) Johnsonville Chicken Sausage | $1.99 each (on sale for $2.99, used two $1/1 from SS 6/19)
  • (2) Buddig Lunchmeat | $0.09 each (on sale for $0.59, used $0.55/2 from SS 8/21)
  • (3) Chef Boyardee | $0.56 each (on sale for $0.89 with in-ad coupon, used $0.50/3 printable)

Final Price: $3.85
Retail Value: $11.44
Savings: 67%

All told I spent $14.92, an overall savings of 68%!

How did you do at Vons this week?
Feel free to dish about your shopping trip in the comments below! :)


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Whitney August 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

You reminded me to pick up some Cheez Its, I totally forgot! I’ll have to pick up some lunch meat while I’m there too. I hardly ever shop at Safeway anymore.

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noelle August 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I picked up same lunch meats. The farmer john sausages still on sale for .99after coupon, n beneful fiesta meal dog food 3lb bag on sale for 5.49 – $2 off brought down to $3.49. Also got some Kraft shredded cheese.
Thanks jess.

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Rena August 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm

my Vons has Colgate toothpaste, full size for .99 cents! Still looking for a Colgate coupon before I go pick it up…regular price is $3.99 so I want to take advantage of that!

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m@tt August 31, 2011 at 11:20 am

OOP 43.13 – Saved 67.04 for a 62% savings but its better because I used a $10 gift card I got for signing up with my local newspaper.

I got the same stuff basically, lunch meat, 409, cheez-its, grands biscuts but two big purchases kinda snuck up on me. I needed paper plates ($9) and soda ($12). I was going to wait until this week as EVERYONE has soda on sale because of labor day but we were running out (same with paper plates) and I splurged. I did get two free bags of potato chips (saved $6 there) that I will use for my BBQ though.

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