The Walmart Savings Catcher Again

I know there’s a whole group of you out there who don’t like Walmart and most of you know how I feel about Walmart (thankful that they come to small towns where other businesses don’t always want to go and thankful that they provided part-time employment for my son while in college and a full time, good paying job now). So, if you don’t like them, just close out this post  . . that’s your right.

For those who enjoy saving a bit of money on the grocery bill, I think you’ll be surprised when you try Walmart’s Savings Catcher. 

I had mentioned the other day about the Savings Catcher. If you haven’t tried it and if you shop at Walmart, you need to try it. I was usually aware of prices at Kroger and when checking out at Walmart, I would tell them “Kroger has this for . . whatever” and they would match it but I never knew what Dollar General or Family Dollar prices were but Savings Catcher knows all that!

This cash back below surprised me. Kroger was having a sale a couple of weeks ago and it was something like “Buy 10 of these items and get $5 back” so I figured that was Kroger’s efforts to get around Walmart’s Savings Catcher and I didn’t think Walmart would honor that price gimmick. Vince bought one bag of bagels and I told him they were less at Kroger but when I plugged the receipt into the Savings Catcher, it matched Kroger’s special price.

And, the mayo was on sale at Dollar General. I don’t usually go there nor do I check their prices so that was a surprise.  What this means, with the double cash back on the Blue Bird card, means I paid $2 for the bagels and $1.02 for the mayo, along with the package of Knorr veggie soup mix.

Walmart's Savings Catcher

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

Next, a different week, Kroger had Land of Lakes butter for $2.99 per pound. Walmart actually had a 2 pound package for less but by the time I doubled the cash back, I knew it would be less to buy the single one pound packages. With the savings catcher and Blue Bird’s double, I paid $5.98 for 2 pounds of butter and got back $5.38 from Blue Bird so my net cost was 60¢ for 2 pounds of butter, or 30¢ per pound! Beat that price!

Walmart's Savings Catcher

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

The most surprising to me was the Dr. Pepper sale. Kroger had them for $3 per 12 pack. I wasn’t sure if soda was included in the Savings Catcher but decided to try it so I got 8 – 12 packs (yes, I’m drinking Dr. Pepper again!).  The Savings Catcher did honor the Kroger price and I got back $7.84 but since it was doubled, my net cost was $2.02 per 12 pack, or just a tad under 17¢ per can!

Walmart's Savings Catcher

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

In about 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve saved $17.85 through Walmart’s Savings Catcher, and really, this isn’t the time of year when I buy a lot of groceries.

Walmart's Savings Catcher

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

But, with Blue Bird, it was doubled, so my net savings is $35.70.

Walmart's Savings Catcher

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

The Blue Bird doubling the savings is scheduled to end in February but I don’t think the Savings Catcher has an end date. I could be wrong . . but it really is an easy way to save money without having to compare a bunch of prices.

Wool Candle Mat

This poor little project surfaces every year about this time . . maybe for the sixth year!

Wool Candle Mat

Wool Candle Mat

It was a kit. Don’t even ask me why I bought this but I did . . and several more! The pieces are all pinned down and ready to be stitched and my plan is: work on it when I have time. You would have thought with all the down time from the kidney stones during the summer, I would have found some time to work on it but I didn’t. I guess you call that . . priorities!  

How tacky would it be for me to just stick it out with the little applique pins and no stitching?  :)

Wool Candle Mat

Wool Candle Mat

Notice the skein of yarn in the middle of the candle mat? Perfect match, huh? It was just laying on the side table and when I tossed the candle mat on the table . . I thought . . those two are a perfect match. The yarn is Dream in Color Jilly (fingering weight) and the color is Ginger Ninja. I’ll have to see if I can come up with something interesting to do with that yarn.

And, maybe by Fall, 2015, I’ll have this candle mat completed . . maybe!

Do you have projects that have been around for years that you really love and would like to see completed? Why do we do this? (Don’t answer that!)  :)

A Boots Bag

You may remember back in April when a blog reader sent me a tote bag made from a chicken feed bag.

Chicken Feed Bag

I love this tote bag so much and I’m here to tell you that it’s pretty indestructible. I have used it several times each week since April and it still looks brand new. I mostly carry things back and forth from the house to the sewing room.

Today, the mail lady brought me a package and I recognized the return address. I ripped into it to find this:

Boots Bag

Boots Bag

I love it! Those big black pupils remind me of when Boots is being very mischievous! This bag makes me smile and I know I’m going to use it and love it for a very long time.

With Christmas coming up, you know how quilters and knitters love bags and always have stuff to carry, please check out their website:  Upcycled Bags by Sara and Lorraine. I can’t imagine that anyone wouldn’t be thrilled with one of these bags. 

Thank you Lorraine and Sara for my amazing and useful bags!