Reader Shopping Trip: Target and ShopRite

Cassie made trips to Target and ShopRite. She did some shopping for herself and also for her local food bank.

I scored some great deals today. Many of my coupons came from different sources- just goes to show you never know where you’ll find them! I know this isn’t a “real food” shopping trip (unless we eat nothing but cereal this week!), but I have produce & meat from last week & the organic milk we usually buy had an expiration date only 2 days away. So I will have to go to ShopRite again this week, but that’s okay, because they were all out of the free French’s mustard today.

Target Bought:
Market Pantry bread $0.89
Suave Shampoo $0.84 (the shelf price was $0.99; I’m not sure why it rang up $0.84)
2 Kashi Go Lean cereals $2.99 each
1 Kashi Heart2Heart cereal $2.99

-$1.00 Target coupon for Suave (got the $0.16 overage)
-$3.00 Kashi coupon from Vocalpoint
-$3.00 Kashi coupon from
-$1.00 Kashi coupon from Vocalpoint
-$1.50 when you buy 3 Kashi cereals Target coupon
-$0.05 for bringing my own bag

Total OOP: $1.15

ShopRite Bought:
Wesson Canola oil $2.99
2 Kix, 1 Wheat Chex & 1 Corn Chex 4/$6.00
4C Fruit Punch drink powder $2.39
4C To Go power drink packets (bonus pack- 4 free packets!) $2.39
SR Organic canned corn $0.99
Strawberry Jello $0.75 (not a good sale, but need it for a cake)
2 Quaker Oats $1.49 each
12 Beech Nut Stage 2 foods 12/$3.12
Broccoli crowns $0.77
Celery $1.49
3 Egglands Best eggs $1.77 each
2 Florida Natural OJ $2.50 each

SR 2%milk quart $1.39

-$1.50 when you buy 2 general mills cereals (printable)
-$1.50 when you buy 2 general mills cereals (printable)
-$1.00 4C fruit punch (insert)
-$2.39 free 4C packets when you buy a canister (insert)
-$1.00 Quaker oats (insert)
-$1.00 Quaker oats (insert)
-$2.00 off 10 jars BeechNut Stage 2 foods (mailed to me from Similac, along with some formula coupons, which goes to show, even if you breastfeed, you never know what kind of coupons you’ll get)
-$0.50 Egglands Best from Cooking light (doubled)
-$0.35 Egglands Best from Cooking Light (doubled)
-$0.35 Egglands Best from Cooking Light (doubled)
-$3.00 from doubled dollars from competitor’s coupons (not all ShopRites accept competitor’s coupons)
-$2.50 cat from Nature Valley from last week
-$2.00 cat from Yoplait from last week
-$0.30 for bringing my own bags

Total OOP: $14.86

The receipt said total savings from sale, Price Plus, coupons & all was $58.12!

I am adding the shampoo, drink powder & baby food to our donation box, which you can see partially in the picture- it’s in the back, with the word “apple” on it. I also have in there cans of powdered formula that were all free and some free rice from a few weeks ago. After I pick up the mustard, I’ll put it in the box & bring it to the food bank.

Great job Cassie!

Also, I will be putting up a post shortly on all the Food Banks & Shelters that you guys posted a while back.  This way it will be easier to find out where you can donate in your area.  If you have a Food Bank or shelter that you donate to, and didn’t post before, please feel free to do so here so that I can add them to the post I’m putting together,

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  • Patti M

    Awesome!!! I have loved the inexpensive oatmeal deals lately too!

    Cindy, thanks for the note about posting the food bank & shelter info. That’d be so great! After seeing all the great stuff my fellow LRWC readers donate I have set up a box in my office this year. I will be “stocking the box” on an ongoing basis with goods to donate. It’s been on my list to find some places! Thank you, again!

  • CJ

    In St Louis MO “Feed My People” on Kingston Rd in Lemay accepts donations of food and personal care items. And the Bi State Pet Food Pantry collects pets food and other pet supplies to be donated to needy families so they can keep their pets – donation bins are located in most St Louis area Petco stores.

  • Hi Cindy – thank you for all you do! In Voorhees, NJ – HOPE United Methodist Church has a food bank that feeds several local families on a weekly basis. The above website is for the church for contact info – it’s address is 700 Cooper Rd, Voorhees. THANK YOU!!!

  • Marcella

    New Hope Community Ministries in Prospect Park, NJ (Bergen/Passaic County area) serves Prospect Park & Haledon for the most part. A lot of the clients live in those towns. It is right next to Paterson. Has a food bank that serves it’s clients twice a month with a unique points system. Part of receiving food is a mentoring program.

  • Holy Counselor Lutheran Church Vernon, NJ.