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I paid only $5.58 for all this: 3 gallons milk, almost 8 lbs potatoes, 6 yogurts, 4 Powerades and more – Shaw’s reduced sections ROCK!

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I took a little walk around Shaw’s tonight to check out their reduced sections. This has become one of my favorite things to do! I get such good deals by shopping for stuff that needs to find a good home :O)

We have needed milk for about a week now, but I insisted on holding out for a great deal (yes, I torture my mother like that). The reduced dairy section finally had lots of goodies tonight (it has been empty for about a week) so I was able to pick up super cheap milk (drink up, mom!), cheap tea, and nearly free yogurt. The potatoes were from the reduced produce section for a fraction of the cost. But, I was most excited about the milk (so was my mother).

Here is the complete breakdown along with the coupons I used:

Milk marked down to $1.50 per gallon in reduced dairy (best by Oct 1, I will pour into quart jugs and freeze it) – I used (3) $1.00 off any milk coupons (got those in the mail) and got the three gallons for only 50¢ each!  3 Gallons Milk: $1.50

Swiss Tea (Ooops! It’s Turkey Hill Tea!!!) marked down to $1.00 in reduced dairy (on its last day, but it’s tea, I’m not worried if it goes past by a few days) –  I used (1) 75¢ off Swiss tea (from an insert, this coupon does not double, starts with 9) so I paid 25¢. UPDATE: I just went to my refrigerator and I see that I bought Turkey Hill Sweet Tea, not Swiss Tea! I think I saw Sweet Tea and was thinking Swiss! However, the coupon still scanned with no beeping.  I wonder why??? I feel like an idiot! Half Gallon Tea: 25¢

Yoplait Yogurt marked down to 35¢ each in reduced dairy (best by Oct 1, if I don’t eat them in time I freeze in ziplock bags and use for smoothies) – I used (2) $1/3 Yoplait Yogurt coupons (no longer available, you should have printed them when I said to!) so I paid 5¢ for 3 yogurts (last week they were 30¢ and would have been free… oh well, I’ll live). Oh, I left 6 more there in case YOU want them! 6 Yogurts: 10¢

Potatoes marked down to 29¢ per pound in reduced produce (they are as fresh as ever) – no coupon for those. 7.75 lbs potatoes: $2.44

Powerade on sale for $1 each – I used 75¢/2 Powerade coupons which doubled (the coupons are right there with the powerade!) so I paid 50¢ for two. 4 Powerades: $1.00

Pasta regular price $1.29 – I used (1) $1/1 Essential coupon from the Fresh for Fall coupon book at Shaw’s. 1 box of Pasta: 29¢

So, there you have it folks! If you clip coupons and search for the deals, you can save lots of money on real food! And this is not something I do once in a blue moon… I shop like this all the time!  One day I might pick up cheap meat. Another day I might get reduced bread. Then there are the days that I shop for my stockpile and buy more dog bones than any dog needs.

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5 comments to I paid only $5.58 for all this: 3 gallons milk, almost 8 lbs potatoes, 6 yogurts, 4 Powerades and more – Shaw’s reduced sections ROCK!

  • […] I find milk in the reduced dairy section at Shaw’s. With coupons I get milk super cheap (like these 3 gallons of Hood for a buck fifty total) and sometimes […]

  • […] milk (low fat and fat free) priced at $3.49 each. That’s kind of high for reduced (I got Hood on this shopping trip for $1.50 and paid 50¢ each after coupons), but if you need milk, it’s better than full price! Best […]

  • Jan Mullen

    Great job!!! I always check the reduced/clearance areas of my local shaws. I have gotten some great deals that way. I also will freeze my milk especially now that we no longer have any kids in the house. Keep up the great posts! Thanks Jan

  • Paige

    how do you get milk coupons in the mail? I always check out the clearance racks … I just finished stocking up on powerade, great deal, better when they were 88. Only problem was everytime i had to argue about coupon because it didn’t double only 25 off but they fixed it. So excited for coming week!

    • Deals by Darlene

      I can’t remember what I signed up for to get the milk coupons, but I got them in my name, my mother’s name and my husband’s name. I should have also signed up the dogs! LOL And I had the same issue with the powerade coupons not doubling the right way but they fixed it for me. Now I just realized that the Tea I bought WASN’T Swiss, but Turkey Hill! OMG… the coupon still worked!