Thursday, October 30, 2008

$0.74 total at Rite Aid

I got to Rite Aid a little later in the week, but here's what happened....

GE 6 foot extension cord $2.00 (reg. $4.69)
Loreal Tint Moisturizer $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
Axe Detailer Tool $3.99 (reg. $5.99)
Adidas Body Spray $3.99 (reg. $4.99)
Kotex pads $3.00 (reg. $3.99)

Coupons: $1.00 off any Adidas bath product

Total: $29.71

OOP after rebates and coupons: The $1.00 coupon almost pays for all my tax. So I end up spending a whopping $0.74

Keep Your 'I Voted' Sticker

Next week there are few companies that are handing out their products for FREE when you walk in with you 'I Voted' sticker. So if any of these places are near you, check it out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

Jill over at has tagged me!

So here's the deal...
1) Link back to the person who tagged you and share the rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3) Tag seven people and list their links in your post.
4) Tell those 7 people by commenting on their blog!

Here are my 7 facts...

1. I really LOVE being organized. It's an art form! I think that is one of the reasons I like couponing so much because it can require lots of organization. I like to admire my coupon book (hehe).

2. I can't cook. In fact, my cooking skills have regressed since I met my husband. Cooking is his number one hobby. Usually when we are eating dinner, he is already thinking about what he's going to cook for the next meal.

3. I have traveled to 10 different countries (China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Guyana, Guatemala, Jamaica, Antigua, Australia, and Ireland). It has been a good mix of mission trips and vacations. They have all been great and uniques experiences!

4. In my profile it mentions I am a speech therapist. However, I am also really interested in looking into getting a sign language degree. This skill continues to come up in my professional and personal life and I would love to communicate in this language.

5. I grew up traveling to Nashville, and then lived there for seven years after college. Sometimes people ask me if I have met any famous people. Unfortunately no, but my small claims to fame include seeing Amy Grant (at Albertson's), Vince Gill (I have seen him several different places), and Wynona Judd (at Target). My brother met Tim McGraw at a wedding and waited on Alan Jackson at O'Charley's.

6. My guilty pleasures are Coca Cola, potato chips, Mexican food, and wings. Mmmm.....

7. I am six years older than my husband!

Now it's your turn! My seven picks to tag are:


Coupon Club - Save the Date!

I wanted to announce the second meeting for the Coupon Club will be Sunday, November 9th @ 2:00 p.m. So please mark your calenders and bring all your friends! And a special thanks to Kelly, Keldy, and Ginger who have had some great ideas to add to our meetings. Keep reading and find out below!

Suggestions on what to bring:
  • coupons (Bring your own and ones that you want to give away)
  • laptop (They are helpful to quickly look up deals, coupons, or if you are just learning the ropes)
  • scissors
  • snacks
  • donation items
  • Education box tops
  • Yo Plait pink lids
  • Campbell Soup Labels
  • friends

What are we going to do??
  • Cut and file our coupons together
  • Coupon swap
  • Share good deals found in the past month and those to come
  • If you are new to the coupon game, we will show the ropes on the best websites, coupon tricks, and drugstore deals.
  • Hand over your Education box tops, Yo Plait pink lids, and Campbell Soup Labels to Ginger. They are for a good cause!

We have had quite a few requests to come up with places to donate because we have a mighty overflow of products that need a good home. Each month lets choose a different location in which to donate items.

As you probably already know, stores and product companies often target parents. Because of this, it's pretty easy to find really great deals on medicines, shampoos, toothbrushes, lotions, etc. for children. Keldy has suggested we make baskets and/or bags specifically for children. So we are going to work through Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child! Click here to find out which items to bring for donation.

If you are interested in joining us, just leave me a comment with your contact information and I will fill you in on the location and any other questions you may have!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is a pretty great deal on that goes until Halloween. You can get 80% off the gift certificate prices. Which pay $2 for a $25 gift card!

This is what you do:
1. Go to the website and put your zip code in
2. Choose a restaurant
3. When you get to the checkout page, you will see a place to put in a promotional code.
You will type in the word TREATS

Important: Be sure to read the stipulations for each restaurant. For example, some will say 'must spend $35' etc. It's still not a bad deal so check out what they have in your area!

What else have I been doing besides not blogging...

I decided my coupon book needed an overhaul. It was junky, over flowing with expired coupons, coupons in the wrong sections, and coupons just with out a home. I thought I would share with you the aftermath of the project.

Stay tuned, because I plan to write a blog on how I organize my coupons. So if you are just starting to clip coupons you can at least get an idea of how I do it. But realize that everyone has a different system that works for them, you just have to find yours.

What a mess!!

Here it is alllll finished....

a teeny tiny cvs deal

Today I went to CVS and got a $5/$30 coupon from the coupon machine. Not toooo bad....I decided I would hold on to it until next week to see if I could spend it wisely.

So this week, I wanted to keep my OOP next to nothing. Plus, I have triplicates of everything at CVS now, so I don't see any reason to spend any kind of cash. I want to be real careful not to spend money on items I don't need, because then I'm not really saving money.

So I spend a big $0.02 today and still have $4 in ECB's left over.

Here's the deal:

Transaction #1

(4) Soy Joy bars 4/$4.00

Used a $2.99 ECB and a $0.99 ECB

OOP: $0.02
ECB's Earned: $4

Transaction #2

Bic 3 Comfort 3 Advance Razors $5.89

Used $5.89 ECB's

OOP: $0
ECB's Earned: $4.00

Check out The Centsible Sawyer for more great CVS deals!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Still Here...

If you have been checking back to my blog all weekend and have noticed there were no new postings, I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here! I was sick all weekend and then today I was catching up on all the things that didn't get done while I was sick. So stay tuned...I will be back in action tomorrow to share steals, deals, and other items of interest. Thanks for the comments and feel free to ask any questions if you are a newbie!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Walgreens Update - Profit $2.74

This has been an all around very 'free' day. Not only did we do some great bargain shopping at Walgreens, we also got a free meal (1st place award for awesome chili) at Casa De Jose that's right near the seminary. If you are a local, check this place out - it is VERY tasty! Then we got home and I had a free sample of Degree deodorant and an envelope full of coupons from Right At Home.

For those of you that are still planning on going to use the $5 off $20 at Walgreens, tomorrow is the last day. If you are looking for some good deal scenarios check here and here.

Here is what my husband and I did:


Extreme Energy 6 Hour Shot $3.99
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula $4.99
Almay Mascara $6.99
Airwick Freshmatic Mini Spray $9.99
Loretta Black Peppercorn Grinder $3.00

$4.00 off Airwick Freshmatic Mini Spray (Get it
here. There is also a newspaper coupon, I just don't know what the date it)
$5/$20 Walgreens Coupon

$3.99 Extreme Energy 6 Hour Shot
$6.99 Almay Mascara

$3.00 Airwick Freshmatic Mini Spray

Total after coupons and rebates: $5.98


L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium $19.99
Chocolate Skittles $0.39

$4.99 in Register Rewards was supposed to print out when Justin bought the Alka Seltzer, but it didn't so the cashier just took off $5.00 from my order.
$5/$20 Walgreens coupon

$19.99 L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium

Total after coupons and rebates: I PROFIT $8.69, which covers Justin's total and gives us a GRAND PROFIT OF $2.74

Thursday, October 23, 2008

$5 off $20 Walgreens Coupon

If you are a 'saving money' blog hopper you know allllll about this fantastic coupon.

You need to go here on to print off the $5/$20 coupon. AND, you can fair and square print it off twice!

This is a great time to use this coupon because it's when October and November rebates overlap. Listed below are items you can get for free after rebate. If you use this coupon (twice, in 2 separate transactions) you can make money!

October Rebates
Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shots, 2 Pack, 2 oz. each $3.99
L'Oreal Cleansers: Age Perfect of Revitalift Cream 5 oz., Skin Genesis Gel 8oz., or Towellettes 25 to 30 packs (Purchase only ONE of these to receive rebate) $7.99
Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation $7.49

November Rebates (Begins Oct. 24th, hence the overlapping with October rebates)
L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Raidance Perfector 1.7 oz. $19.99
Almay One Coat Mascara $6.99

This coupon can ONLY be used October 24th (Friday) and October 25th (Saturday)!! So don't delay!!

Tomorrow I will put up a post of my deals!


Fun Freebies

Go to Mommies with Cents to find out how you can get a free 20 oz. Dr. Pepper.

Get your free Hanes Wedgie Free Panties here.

I found this one challenging to figure out but Coupon Cravings tells us how to get a free taco from Taco Bell here.

Money Saving Mom tell us here to bring our kids to Old Navy for free t-shirts and candy.

Do you have dogs? Go here to get doggie treats!

Post it notes are handy. How about ones that state "Here's my opinion." Get those here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shout Out

Congratulations to Freebies 4 Mom! I was watching this on Inside Edition, and there was one of my blog roll ladies talking about my favorite hobby!

Be Informed...

If you are a coupon crazy like I am, you should be informed on the correct policies. There is a link below for WalMart policies, so print it out and stick it in your coupon book. Also, below are three emails I received. They are from Target, Meijer, and Rite Aid. You may want to email them so that you can print off their response from your own email account.

Walmart Coupon Policy

When accepting coupons, we use the following guidelines:

- We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued and manufacturer-issued.
- We'll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either
coupon prohibits it.
- We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the
item; in this case, we're able to adjust the value of the coupon to equal the price of the item.
- We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our
- All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier while you're checking out.

For questions about using a specific coupon, we encourage you to stop by Guest Service and ask to speak with the Guest Service Team Leader. They'll do their best to help while you're in the store. If you still have questions after speaking with them, please call our Guest Relations team at (800) 440-0680. Either way, we're here to help!

We accept manufacturer, Catalina manufacturer, Meijer, Catalina Meijer, internet and competitors' coupons within certain guidelines. For Meijer, Catalina Meijer and competitors' coupons the customer pays any applicable sales tax on the discounted price. When a manufacturer or Catalina vendor coupon is presented, the customer pays sales tax on the full retail amount; and we rebate only the value of the coupon. We do not issue rain checks on out-of-stock vendor coupon items.

To be valid, coupons must be presented before or on the expiration date. The customer must meet with the terms or qualifications for redemption on the coupon.

Rite Aid
You can only use one manufacturer coupons per sale. However, you can use a
manufacturer's coupon with a Rite Aid coupon at anytime as long as the two
combine do not exceed the amount of the item you are purchasing.

Rite Aid will only accept internet coupons printed from our site.
Unfortunately, due to fraud we do not accept coupons printed from any other
site, even those printed from the manufacturer.

Whenever an item is on sale you can use a coupon on the item as long as the
value of the coupon does not exceed the value of the item itself. For
instance; if you have a coupon for a $1.00 off and the item is on sale for
$0.99, the coupon cannot be used as it exceeds the value of the item being
purchased. I hope this explains in further detail the coupon policy for you.

Also, you can use BOGO coupons on BOGO sales.


Thank you for contacting the CVS/pharmacy website. I am in receipt of your e-mail regarding the coupon policy. Unfortunately we do not have a copy of the coupon policy that can be distributed to customers. However if you have a specific question, I would be more than happy to address that issues with you. .

Monday, October 20, 2008

Random Fun Deals

Do you shop at Whole Foods? If you do here is a $5/$25 coupon for You!

You still have just a few more hours to get you free Redbox code tonight... PK66H8

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom and Free 2 Be Frugal you can get free bags here and here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Great CVS Shopping - Revised


Today I went to CVS and did my best deal ever. I also ran into my friends Keldy and Beth who also did AMAZING deals as well. Special thanks to Keldy for sharing some great coupons and Happy Birthday to Beth! Update: I realized I did my math wrong! This post has been revised to show the correct savings.

Hold on, here we go...

Transaction #1
(2) Autumn Mix Branch Candy Corn $1.29
32 oz. Powerade $1.69

No coupons, but I bought the candy for a particular function I am involved in, and I will get reimbursed for it.

OOP after reimbursement: $1.95
ECB's Earned: $4.27

Transaction #2
Just For Men Hair Dye $7.99

$2 off Just For Men

Try Me for Free

ECB's Used: $4.27 from previous transaction

OOP:$1.94 (I actually MAKE $7.99!)

ECB's Earned: $7.99

Transaction #3
(4) Johnson's baby powder $2.99 each
(4) Johnson's baby lotion $2.99 each
(1) Johnson's baby wash $2.99

(3) $5 off wyb 3

ECB's Used: $7.99 from previous transaction

OOP: $5.06
ECB's Earned: $10.00

Transaction #4
Reeses Pieces $0.50
2 Pk. Gum Crayola Toothbrushes $3.99
Funlight $0.99
(3) 3 pk. CVS papertowels $1.99 each
Nursery Water $1.79

(3) $1 off CVS papertowels (from the Magic Machine)

ECB's Used: $10 from previous transaction

OOP: $0.24
Earned: $4.98

Transaction #5
Colgate Max Fresh $2.99
Funlight $0.99
CVS Vitamin D $2.99

ECB's Used: $4.98

OOP: $2.11
Earned: $5.98

OOP for all FIVE transactions (after rebates, reimbursements, and coupons): $3.30! That's over $75 worth of products!! (and I have $6 in ECB's to spend next week)

p.s. I plan on going to Rite Aid and and getting the Tema Underwear for free after rebate and I have a $2 coupon. So... I make $2 that goes back into my bank account which could make my OOP go down to $1.36!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Free Samples!!

Who doesn't enjoy free items just showing up at your doorstep? If you don't, you should! Here is a post of just a handful of items I have received for free. Now, if you are concerned about getting a bunch of junk in your email when you start signing up for stuff then just create a email account specifically for the freebie game.

Ok, so here are some great freebies you can sign up for and enjoy:

Always Infinity Pads
Carefree Pads
Nutritioniste Ultra Lift
Playtex Sport
Free Shopping List Pad
Kotex pads
Folgers Coffee
Bertolli Pasta Sauce
Orville Redenbaucher
Fruit Roll Ups
Seattle's Best
measuring tape

Thanks to Free 2 Be Frugal for some of these great finds!

Sign Up For Swag Bucks!

Swagbucks is a search engine that occasionally rewards you with 'bucks' for searches. You can trade in these bucks for prizes listed on their site. This search engine uses results from and so it's worth using! The site says, "If you're already searching the web, why not win prizes, while continuing to receive the same great results you are accustomed to?" I have to agree.

You can save up for big items like a Wii, guitar, or TV to gift cards from Starbucks, Target, and Amazon. So go and check it out!

Check out this link for frequently asked questions but then come back to my blog and use this link to register

Also, this is a great time to join, because next week they are giving out anywhere between 10 and 100 bucks for searches! This is a great deal because usually you get anywhere between 1 and 5 bucks.

If you have any questions, let me know. This is a great deal because you are earning bucks for something you do anyway. I really enjoy it, and plan on cashing in soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Free PC Check Up

I went to Office Depot today to recycle my used printer cartridge. If you didn't know, not only can you recycle your cartridges here, they will also give you $3 coupon for the cartridge that goes towards most items in the store.

While I was there, I picked up the sheet pictured above regarding something FREE (my favorite word). If the picture is difficult to read here are the details:

When: Oct. 25th-26th
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Is your computer running slow, random error messges, or sluggish performance?

Bring in your laptop, or desktop computer, and let us perform a free diagnostic to recommend the best way to improve your computer's performance.

*Please see a store associate to sign up today!
*Ask associate for immediate check up.

This is something I discovered locally, but search their site here to see if this is offered where you live.

Great Deal For Stockpiling - Sam's

Starting today you can get a Sam's Membership for only $10! You can sign up for this deal between now and October 26th and the membership is good through December 31, 2008. You might want to put aside a certain amount of money you would like to spend because its easy to overspend once you get there.

Many people go to Sam's for diapers, wipes, canned goods, butter, dried herbs and spices, noodles, rice, baking items, etc. If this appeals to you, check out a great article here and hurry to Sam's before next week!

Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom and Kingdom First Mom for the info!

A Quick Trip to Walmart...

We actually did not go to the grocery store this week like we usually do. So I decided to run out and pick up a few things. I think after this trip we stayed within our grocery budget....

Yo Plus Strawberry $2.23
Yo Plus Cranberry Raspberry $2.23
Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic Potatoes $0.72
Betty Crocker Cheddar and Sour Cream Potatoes $0.72
Weber White Wine and Herb Marinade $0.64
Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal $3.24
White Cloud 4 pk. toilet paper $1.96
Shout Wipes - Travel Size $0.97

Total: $12.71

(2) $1.00 off Yo Plus Yogurt
$0.35 off any Betty Crocker Potato Pouches or Box
$0.40 off any Betty Crocker Potato Pouches or Box
$0.50 off any Weber Marinades
$1.00 off any 4 pk. White Cloud or larger$1.50 off any Shout stain remover (printable)

Free Kellogg's Smart Start after mail in rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $3.80

The Pert Shampoo came from Walgreens. I used $2.50 Easy Saver Coupon (find this in the Easy Saver Booklet next to the ads at the front of the store) and a $1.00 coupon from It made my total $0.20!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I am so proud!

Tonight was the chili cook off at the seminary. My husband won best over all chili!! He made the very delicious Cheesy Lime Chili. Yummmmm..... Here is the aftermath......
AND...for the locals....he does offer cooking classes. Contact either of us and we will send you a menu and price list!

Freebie Christmas

My parents came to visit us on Monday and Tuesday. They brought us 5 boxes of our clothes, etc. that had been shipped from China and arrived at their house two days after we left for Kentucky. They also bought a bag full of freebies that had arrived at their house from when I was signing up for freebies this summer during our transition from China to Kentucky. Anyway, just thought I would share. This is everything I got minus a razor and a t-shirt that I accidentally left out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day

Today 1000's of bloggers are spreading the news of poverty in this world. I want to leave some links that you can check out for education on this topic as well as ways that you can help.

If you have any additional resources concerning this topic please post a comment or email me at

Monday, October 13, 2008

3 Drugstores, 3 Great Bargains

Rite Aid

You probably already know about the amazing rebates that are going on at Rite Aid. If you don't, check out Deal Seeking Mom for some details. Unfortunately, I missed out on the printable coupons that match up with these deals. I'm not going to complain though, because after rebates all of this is free!! I didn't get everything because a lot of it was already gone, but this pic shows $110 worth of products!


Who doesn't love more free products?! How about making money for shopping?! All I did here was match up $2.50 coupon from the Easy Saver Booklet with a $1.50 Pert Plus Manufacture coupon (9/7) and with the $2.50 rebate I have now profited $3.00. Woo Hoo!


And then there is old faithful CVS....

Transaction #1:

Accu-Chek Glucose Monitor $19.99

Rebate: The ad says $9.99 mail in rebate, but the box says up to $65. So I'm a little confused so we will see what happens.

Received $10 ECB's

OOP after rebate: Either $10 or $0, will see! (Let's hope for the latter)

Transaction #2

Colgate Total $3.49
Always Infinity Pads $4.99
5 Gatorades 5/$5.00

Coupons: $1 off Colgate Total (Printed out of the Magic Machine) $2 off Always Infinity Pads (10/12)

Used $10 ECB's from previous transaction

Recieved $6 ECB's


Transaction #3

Charmin Basic $5.49

Coupons $0.25 off an Charmin toilet paper (9/28)

Used $6 ECB's from previous transaction

OOP: $0.27

My First Speaking Gig

Tonight I had the opportunity to speak to a group of married couples about coupons, great money saving websites/blogs, and drugstore deals. I really enjoyed it! Thanks to Erin from Spouse and Family Ministry for the opportunity to pass along these great bargains!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Coupon Club

Today was a lot of fun as the first meeting of the Coupon Club came together. There were about 10 women including myself all interested in trying to save a buck. We are all excited about the opportunity to learn from each each other all the ways we can take care of our families for free and/or cheap!

To my friends from this afternoon, there are a couple of things I wanted to share that I forgot about. First, at Walgreens, pick up an Easy Saver Booklet at the front of the store next to the sale ads. You will find coupons in there that you can stack them with manufacture coupons.

Also, go here and you will find the $5 CVS Challenge that goes on each week at Kingdom First Mom. It's a good place to start if you are new to CVS. This particular link is from last week, but keep an eye out on this blog and you will see the Challenge for this week soon I'm sure.

And last, to my locals, if you see any good deals, email me and I will post them on this blog for our other Coupon Clubbers to see and I will credit you for sure!

Friday, October 10, 2008

You Can Buy Healthy Foods With Coupons!

There are many people that are weary of using coupons because they feel that they can only use them for unhealthy and processed foods. But this just isn’t the case! We have been able to get plenty of healthy foods for very very cheap utilizing coupons. Today was a perfect example. Here are my deals below, get to Kroger before Sunday so you can participate in this deal too!

(6) YoPlait Yogurt Cups- Sale Price $0.50 - Original Price $0.64

(3) Healthy Ones Lunch Meat - Sale Price $1.25 - Original Price $2.99


$0.40 off on six Yoplait Yogurt Cups 4-6oz (10/05). My Kroger doubles up to $0.50

$0.55 off any Healthy Ones product. Get this coupon here.

Total Savings: $8.85

Percentage Saved: 66%

Total OOP: $4.26

P.S. Use the Kroger bags instead of the plastic bags and they will take off $0.04 from your order. Not a lot, but eventually it will pay for your Kroger bags you bought!

My Quilting Experiment

This is a picture of a quilt that my best friend, Kristin, made for me several years ago. I had collected quite a few t-shirts over the years from high school and college and just couldn’t bare to part with them. I didn’t care about wearing them, but each shirt was sort of like a scrapbook of sorts.

So, I hauled all my precious shirts over to Arkansas where Kristin could help me put together this quilt (And when I say ‘help me’, I mean she did most of the work). Well, its now been over 8 years since I have graduated college, 4 or 5 years ago since the quilt was created, and I have now accumulated a few more t-shirts I LOVE and that mean a lot to me. Also, I have gotten married since then, and my husband has a couple of drawers full of t-shirts that mean a lot to him.

I believe that this would be a great way to clean out our closet as well as have something that we can utilize often and pass down as an heirloom.

Now, do I know how to quilt…not really. Mostly no. But there are plenty of websites and library books out there that can assist me in this project. And, if you have any advice or tips for me I would GLADLY accept it! So in about a month, be watching for updates on my quilting adventure!

2 Years of the Best Coupon Magazine Ever!

+Reposted from 10.06.08
Check out Deal Seeking Mom to cash in on a two year subscription for $19.95. I am not a magazine person, but this particular one is great because it is FULL of coupons every month. I received several free items last month from great coupons from this magazine. So if you are a coupon junkie, this is the magazine for you!

CVS Deals

+Reposted from 10.05.08

I was initially disappointed because my husband needed some more antacid pills. Those things are expensive!! I assumed that since I was going to have to pay so much out of pocket for those that my CVS posting would be a bust this week. But, as always, CVS did not let me down. First, when I scanned my card at the ‘magic machine’ out popped $2 in ECB’s!! Second, I found two 25 count packs shrink wrapped together for only $8.19!! So, with these two great finds, here is what I did:

Transaction #1:

Always Infinity Pads 18 count $4.98

Used $2 ECB’s from last week and $2 ECB’s from the machine.

OOP: $1.04

ECB’s Earned: $4.98

Transaction #2

Bic Soleil Razor $5.99

Vitamin Water $2.29


$2.00 off Soleil Razors or catridges

Used $4.98 ECB from previous transaction

OOP: $1.50

ECB’s Earned: $6.29

Transaction #3

CVS Acid Controller (2 25 Count Boxes Shrink Wrapped together) $8.19

24 Pack of Water $3.99

Used $6.29 from previous transaction.

OOP: 6.00

Total OOP from all THREE transactions: $8.54


A Kroger Reminder

+Reposted from 10.03.08
Just a reminder or if you haven’t noticed, coupons print off the back of your Kroger receipt. To the locals, there are a few coupons to El Portillo (right next to the Goodwill) and to Mexico Fiesta (right before the Dairy Queen on the right). So hold on to those receipts they may come in handy!
+Reposted from 10.2.08

Rite Aid

Freestyle Lite Meter $9.99

Pro Health Crest Whitening Toothpaste $2.69

Diabeti Derm. Heel Toe Cream $6.99


$0.50 off Crest

OOP after rebates: $0 (I actually make $0.50 because of the coupon!)


Transaction #1

L’Oreal Revitalift Cream Cleanser $6.99

Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $4.49


$1.00 off any L’Oreal Cleanser or Moisturizer

$0.75 off any Oral B Manual Toothbrush

Received $4.50 In Register Rewards

OOP after rebates: $3.45

Transaction #2

Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper $4.00

Deerfield Cheddar Cheese $2.19

20 oz. Coke $1.39


$1.00 Easy Saver Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper

$1.00 any Quilted Northern Toilet Paper

$4.50 Register Rewards

OOP: $1.40 (It would have been free, but my Coca a cola temptation did me in!)

ALL Transactions after rebates and coupons: $4.35!!

$0.18 @ Walmart

I wrote this post about a pretty good deal from Walmart last week. Well, as I was looking through my coupon book I found two more $2 off any disposable Schick razors coupons! Now I have 30 razors for only a few pennies! So to my local readers, come by my house first, before venturing next door to Wal Mart for razors!

The Most Effecient CVS Trip Yet...

+Reposted from 9.29.08

I went to CVS at 9:15 p.m. Sunday night. Since they closed at 10, I knew I was risking making a wasted trip because the last few weeks I have not had much luck. I was either missing a coupon or they were out of stock of something. But tonight was amazing! I found everything I needed and we were out the door in 10 minutes! I also noticed that I think I have finally memorized the layout of the store after a month of being here in Kentucky. So maybe this is the start of more efficient trips to come!

Here was the fantastic deal I scored tonight:

Transaction #1

CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup $5.49
Gillette Fusion razor $9.99

$4.00 off any Gillette Fusion Razor (9/28/2008)
$3 off $15 CVS coupon

OOP: $9.23
ECBs Earned: $10.49

Transaction #2

Sunsilk shampoo and crème 2/$7.00
Bayer Contour Glucose monitor $14.99

$1.00 off any Sunsilk shampoo or conditioner (obtained by free sample)
$1.00 off Sunsilk crème and hair products (obtained by free sample)

ECBs used: $10.49

$9.99 In package mail in rebate for the Bayer Contour

OOP: $9.20 (I actually will make $0.79 once I receive my rebate)
ECBs Earned: $7.oo

Transaction #3

Poland Spring 24 pk. Water $3.88
Colgate Total 2/$5.00

$1.00 off any adult or kids Colgate (9/28/2008)
$1.00 off any Colgate Total or Max (received from free standing coupon machine in store)

ECBs Used: $7.00

OOP: $0

ECBs Earned: $2.00

Total OOP (after rebate) for all 3 transactions together:

$8.44 plus $2 ECBs to spend next week!

a tiny walmart bargain

+Reposted from 9.26.08

Oops, blurry pic! This is my short and sweet deal of the week:

1 Roll of Viva Paper Towels $1.00

A Pack of disposable Schick Razors $1.97

Great Value brand box of rice 66¢

Coupons used:

50¢ off any 1 roll of paper towels

$2.00 off any disposable Schick razors

OOP: $1.31

Not bad. I’ll take it.


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