Monday, August 31, 2009

Quick Trip to Target - 8/31

I had about an hour and a half break in my work day. I brought nothing to work on, and I didn't want to go all the way home, so I made a quick trip to Target. Here is what I got:

2 Gerber Baby Bottles - $.99 each
4 Market Pantry String Cheese - $.40 each (I plan on getting more of these!)
2 General Mills Cereals - $1.00 each
2 SpongeBob Colgate TP - $.52 each

Used all Target coupons and paid NOTHING!!

Go HERE for Target deals and coupon matchups.

Target Deals 8/30 - 9/5

Now I know I haven't had the greatest of luck at Target lately, but there are some great deals lately. I don't mind the "hassle" and "embarrassment" if it means getting stuff for free. I get upset when I know the rules and they don't, and they won't let me use a coupon and tell me I'm stealing from them. Oh well.

Here are some of the best deals - and lots of items for FREE!!

Buy 5 Edy's Ice Cream (1.5 qt), Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream (14 oz.), or Nestle Drumstick Treats (4 count) for $2.50 each - Get a $5 Gift Card!!

Buy 5 Edy's Ice Cream (1.5 quart) at $2.50 each
-Use (5) $1.00 coupons from the 8/23 RedPlum insert, AND
-Use (5) $1.00 Target printables HERE
Pay $2.50, get $5.00 Target GC!!

*If you don't have 5 $1.00 coupons (like me...I have 2), then it's still a good deal. Pay $5.50, get $5.00 Target GC!! = $.10 per ice cream...not bad!

Schick Razors (Intuition Plus, Quattro for Women, or Quattro Titanium) - $6.99
-Use $4.00 coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert, AND
-Use the $4.00 Target coupon in the 8/30 SmartSource insert
=FREE + possible overage!
*Give manufacturer coupon first*

Cottonelle Travel Size Wipes - $.97
-Use $1.00 coupon from the 6/7 SmartSource insert
=FREE (coupon will need to be adjusted down)

Tide Detergent (travel size) - $1.00
-Use $1.00 coupon from the 8/2 Proctor & Gamble insert
=FREE

Bounce Dryer Bar - $3.69
-Use $1.50 or $2.50 coupon from Vocalpoint Homemailer, or
-Use $1.00 coupon from the 8/2 P&G insert, AND
-Use $1.50 Target coupon from the 8/23 RP insert
=Free – $1.69 each

Gerber Baby Bottles - $.99
-Use $1.00 Target coupon HERE
=FREE

Desitin Diaper Rash Cream - $2.99
-Use $1.50 Target Coupon HERE, AND
-Use $2 off 2 Printable HERE, $3/3 Printable HERE, or $2/2 Printable HERE
= 49¢ ea.

General Mills Cereal Cups - $.99
-Use $1.00 Target coupon HERE
=FREE

Market Pantry String Cheese - $0.50 (These were $.40 at my Target)
Buy 2 and use $1/2 Target coupon HERE
=FREE

Sponge Bob Colgate Toothpaste - $.52
-Use $1.00 Target printable HERE
=Free (coupon will need to be adjusted down)

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub (1 oz) - $.99 (found in the travel size section)
-Use the $1 coupon from the 8/2 SS insert
=FREE

Johnson’s Soap Buddies Bars - $.97
-Use the $1 Target printable HERE
=FREE

Carmex - $1.04 (in travel-size section)
-Use $1/1 Printable HERE
=Free

Artisan Mini Loaves of Bread - $.99
-Use $1.00 Target coupon HERE
=FREE

Good luck!! I've been able to get some good deals. See HERE, HERE and HERE.

Walgreens Trip 8/30 - Profit $10.29

I had $10 in RR that I needed to use up before the 31st. I didn't really "need" anything, so I decided to buy items that produced other RRs. Lucky for me - my husband needed more nasal strips, I am starting to get sick, and I was planning to make chicken enchilada sauce that night and I needed chicken broth...so everything worked out!

Transaction #1:
2 Reach Toothbrush - $2.99 each (buy 1, get $2.00 RR)
1 Nasal Strips $4.99, get $4.00 RR
1 Chicken Broth - $.50 with in ad coupon (my filler item)
-Used BOGO Reach toothbrush coupon
-Used $1.00 Reach toothbrush (for item I didn't get free)
-Used $2.00 Nasal Strips coupon
-Used $5.00 RR

Paid $.48 (Used Walgreens GC)
Got back $2.00 & $4.00 RR

Transaction #2:
2 Reach Toothbrush - $2.99 each (buy 1, get $2.00 RR)
1 Theraflu (I'm already getting stuffed up!) $4.99, get $3.00 RR
1 Chicken Broth - $.50 with in ad coupon (my filler item)
-Used BOGO Reach toothbrush coupon
-Used $1.00 Reach toothbrush (for item I didn't get free)
-Used $2.00 Theraflu coupon
-Used $5.00 RR

Paid $.23 (Used Walgreens GC)
Got back $2.00 & $3.00 RR

Grand Total Paid: $.71
Total RRs: $11.00
Total Profit: $10.29

CVS Trip 8/30 - Profit $8.49

Transaction #1:
Glade Reed Diffuser - $6.99, get $6.99 ECB
-Used $2 coupon
-Used $3.00 & $1.99 ECB

Paid $0.00, got back $6.99 ECB

Transaction #2:
Clairol Loving Care Hair Color - $4.99, get $2.00 ECB
Sensodyne Toothpaste - $4.99, get $3.00 ECB
Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste - $4.99, get $3.00 ECB
Bounce Dryer Bar - $3.99, get $1.00 ECB
-Used $2/10 Oral Care coupon from the ReadyFill booklet
-Used $1.00 Sensodyne coupon
-Used $1.00 Aquafresh coupon
-Used $2.50 Bounce Dryer Bar coupon (mailed to me)
-Used $4.00 Clairol coupon
-Used $6.99 (from transaction #1) & 1.00 ECB

Paid $.51 (used CVS GC)
Got back $1.00, $3.00, $3.00, $2.00 ECB = $9.00

Total Profit: $8.49

More CVS deals and details HERE!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

CVS Deals 8/30 - 9/5

Glade Scented Reed Diffuser or Soy Candle - $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $4 coupon from the 5/3 SS insert, or
-Use $3 coupon from the August All You magazine, or
-Use $2 printable HERE
=Free + up to $4 profit!

Clairol Loving Care Hair Color at $4.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $4 coupon from the 8/2 P&G insert
Pay $.99, get $2.00 in ECBs
=Free + $1 profit!

Bounce Dryer Bar - $3.99, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 2)
-Use $2.50 Dryer Bar coupon from the Vocal Point Home Mailer, or
-Use $1 Bounce coupon from 8/30 P&G, or
-Use $.75 Stain Release from 8/30 P&G, or
-Use $1 Stain Release from 8/16 SS
=As low as $.49 after coupon and ECBs

Sensodyne Toothpaste - $4.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $1 printable HERE
Pay $3.99, get back $3.00 ECBs
=$.99

Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste - $4.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1 printable HERE
Pay $3.99, get back $3.00 ECBs
=$.99

***Deal Idea***
Buy 1 Aquafresh - $4.99
Buy 1 Sensodyne - $4.99
Use $2/10 Oral Care coupon from the ReadyFill booklet (ask about it at the pharmacy)
Use (2) $1/1 printables (from above)
Pay $5.98, get back $6.00 ECBs
=FREE

Gallon Milk - $2.49, Get $1.00 ECB (limit 1)
=$1.49

Thanks, MoneySavingMom

Walgreens Deals 8/30 - 9/05

It is an AWESOME week to start couponing/shopping at Walgreens. There are several FREE after Register Reward items.

FREE ITEMS:
Theraflu Cold, Cough or Sinus Relief $4.99, get $3.00 RR
-Use the $2 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Pay $2.99, get back $3.00
=FREE

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5, get $5.00 RR
-Use the $1 coupon from the 8/2 SS insert
Pay $4.00, get back $5.00 RR
=FREE + a $1 profit!
*See how those little pieces of paper are like money in your pocket. Not only are you getting the item for free, but you're making profit!*

Men’s Zone 6 Blade Razor System $3.99, get $3.99 RR
=Final cost FREE!

Breathe Right Nasal Strips 10 ct $4.99, get $4.00 RR
-Use the $2 coupon from HERE
Pay $2.99, get back $4.00 RR
=FREE + a $1 profit!
*I will be getting these for my hubby!!* :)

Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss Dental Care $2.99, get $2.00 RR
-Use the $1 coupon from the 3/15 SS, 6/14 SS or 8/2 SS insert
Pay $1.99, get back $2.00 RR
=FREE
OR
Buy 2 and use the buy one get one free coupon from the 4/26 RP insert
AND use one of the $1/1 coupons from above (for the one you're not getting free)
Pay $1.99 for both, get back $2.00 RR
=2 for FREE

Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush $2.99, get $2.99 RR
-Use the $.40 coupon from the 8/30 SS insert
Pay $2.59, get back $2.99 RR
=FREE + a $.40 profit!

Carefree Ultra Protection Panty Liners $1.99, get $1.99 RR
-Use the $1 coupon HERE
Pay $.99, get back $1.99
=FREE + a $1 profit!


Other Great Deals

Coffee-Mate Creamer Liquid (16 oz) - $1.50
-Use the $1 coupon HERE
-Or Use $1/2 coupon from the 8/9 RP insert
=$.50 each

Jell-O - 2 for $1 (with in-ad coupon)
Use the $.50/2 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
=$.25 each

Campbell’s Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup - $0.69 (with in ad coupon)
-Use the $1/2 coupon HERE
=$.19 per can

Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells Cup - $.89 each (with in-ad coupon)
-Use the buy one get one free coupons from the 8/9 SS or the 6/21 Parade
=$.45 each

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls - 2 for $4
-Use the $1/2 coupon from the 8/30 RP insert
=$1.50 each

Bayer Aspirin (24-36 ct) or 4 ct Quick Release Crystals buy one at $2.99 get one FREE
-Use 2 $1 coupons from the 7/2 6RP or the $1 coupon HERE
=$.50 each!

Huggies Jumbo pack Diapers - $8.99 (with in-ad coupon)
-Use the $1.50 coupon from HERE or from the 8/16 SS
-AND Use the $1 Walgreens coloring book coupon
=$6.49

Scotch Packaging Tape - Buy one at $3.49 get one FREE
-Use 2 $0.50/1 coupons HERE (coupon link in lower left hand corner)
-Or Use $.50 coupon from the 7/26 RP
=$2.49 for 2

Thanks, Hip2Save

A few CVS & Walgreens Tips

If you don't have time to cut and print coupons, there are a few easily accessible coupons around CVS and Walgreens you can take advantage of.

At CVS there is a coupon book called "ReadyFill." You can get this coupon book by asking the pharmacy about "ReadyFill." It is a new prescription program they have right now. It looks like this:
There are several great coupons you can use, including TWO $4 off $20 purchase. It's real easy to spend $20 :)

Extra Tip: Use this coupon on items that produce Extra Care Bucks to make your transaction that much more awesome!!

At Walgreens, they have 2 coupon books. 1 - Back-to-School booklet found at the front of the store, near the ads. They have tons of coupons in this booklet that you can use WITH all your manufacturer coupons. This book is FREE!! And 2 - Walgreens Children's Activity Book found where all the coloring books are. This book is $.99, but is WELL worth it.

SO...if you don't have time to cut coupons but want to get some great deals, check out these coupon booklets.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A little shopping today...for only $4.28

Brian and I are down to 1 car, so we've had to take each other to work. :) On the way there and back I did some shopping (so I didn't spend any extra on gas than I would have).

Target:
2 Baby Bottles - $.99/ea
1 Archer Farms Bread - $.99
1.23 lbs Bananas $.54/lb - $.66
1 Sponge Bob Colgate Tootpaste - $.52

Coupons Used:
2 Gerber Feeding Target Coupons - $1.00 (adjusted down)
1 Archer Farms Target Coupon - $1.00 (adjusted down)
$.50 off 1 lb or more Bananas Target Coupon
$1.00 off Sponge Bob Colgate Toothpaste (adjusted down)

Total: $.16
BTW: I went to the Target on Davis Blvd., and I had NO problem with my coupons. They are wonderful!


CVS:
4 12pks Diet Dr. Pepper – 4/$12 (get $3 ECB wyb 4)
10 CVS Brand Pringles - $1.00/ea
2 J&J Baby Lotion - $.99/ea
2 Bumble Bee Tuna - $1.00/ea

Coupons Used:
$4 off $20 CVS in-store coupon
$2 off $10 CVS brand food items
$2 off J&J Lotion
$1 off 2 Bumble Bee Tuna
$6.99, $3.00, $.99, $2.00, $2.00, $2.00 ECB

Total: $0.00
Got back $3.00 ECB
Go HERE to view CVS deals for this week. New ads come out on Sunday 8/30


I had to pick up my prescription, so I thought I’d browse the sales while I was there, and I found this:
Wal-Mart:
8 Breyer’s Yogurt - $.56/ea
-Used (4) $1.00 off 2 Breyer’s Coupon

Total: $.48


Kroger:
Transaction #1:
2 Fruit by the Foot - $1.99
2 Fruit Roll Up - $1.99
1 Transformers Fruit Shapes - $1.99
2 Nature Valley Nut Clusters - $2.49
1 Betty Crocker Fiber Muffin Mix - $3.59
2 Crescent Rolls - $1.49

Coupons Used:
Instant $5.00 wyb 10 participating items
(1) $.40 off 1 Fruit Shapes
(2) $.50 off 2 Fruit Snacks
(2) $1.00 off 1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
(1) $.50 off 1 Fiber One Muffin Mix
(1) $.50 off 2 Crescent Rolls

And a bunch of eCoupons from Shortcuts.com and Cellfire.com. 1 of my shortcuts didn’t come off, so I emailed the company, and they added $1.00 to my Kroger card (that will come off my next purchase).

Total: $5.09 (The Fiber One was too expensive...oh well)
Got back $3.50 catalina for buying 5 Betty Crocker fruit snacks

Go HERE and HERE to view Kroger deals for this week. New ads come out on Wednesday 9/2. I plan on going back to get a few more good deals.

Transaction #2:
White Flour - $1.70
Wheat Flour - $2.45
Shortening - $1.90

Used $3.50 CAT from previous transaction.

Total: $2.55

TOTAL SPENT: $8.28
I have $3.00 in ECB and $1.00 from Shortcuts.com on my card
*Total Value of Items Purchased - $80.90*

GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL THIS: $4.28

I got my $60.00 rebate today!!

Remember when I blogged about the Free McAfee Internet Protection? Well, I got the box in the mail a few weeks ago, and today, I got my check!! YAY!! I didn't even have to pay tax or shipping. It was completely free.

I love free stuff - and I love free internet protection!!

Details HERE.

FREE $10 Mall Giftcard - Christmas anyone??

Start thinking Holidays!! Every time I see a deal like this, where I can get free money, I always use it on gifts for other people, ESPECIALLY Christmas. That way when Christmas gets here, I'm not spending a fortune!

ShopSmartLookFab.com is offering up a FREE $10 Mall Gift Card at participating malls. Go HERE, type in your zip code, and see if there is a participating mall near you!

If you have a mall near you:
1. Select that mall
2. Click on the banner image #2 (what is pictured above) It says "Get a Gift Card NOW! Limited offer!"
**There are 2 promotions - 1) get $10 when you buy $75, and 2) get $10 gift card. So make sure you choose the 2nd one.
3. Type in your email address and then click "sign up fast".
4. Finally fill out your information, including your email address, so they can send you a voucher.
5. Check your email - There will be your voucher. Print it out!!

To get your FREE $10 gift card, just bring the printed voucher to the dedicated program table located at the Shop Smart Zone at Your Mall between 9/17-9/18, during the hours of 10:00 a.m. local time until the mall’s regularly scheduled closing time, and September 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time.

Thanks, Hip2Save

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

FREE 8x10 Picture Collage at Walgreens

Through today (8/26) only, you can get a Free 8×10 Collage Poster with code FUNDAY! Choose in-store pick-up to avoid shipping charges. It's really easy and really fun. The program does all the work for you :)

**It's not too early to be thinking Christmas Gifts!!**

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Walgreens Deals 8/23 - 8/29


Monthly Deals

Cheez-Its, Keebler Cookies, or Club Crackers $2.50 (Buy 4, get $5 Register Rewards)
-$1/2 Club Crackers HERE
-75¢/1 Cheez-It Printable HERE or HERE
-$1/2 Keebler Cookies
=$.50 – $.75 each

Buy 6 Zone Bars - $1.00/ea
-Use (1) $.50 Walgreens Back-2-School coupon (will deduct $3), AND
-Use (2) $.75 off 3 coupons from the 6/14 SS
= $.25 each bar

Nabisco Chips Ahoy (select varieties) - 2 for $5.00
-Use the $.75 off 2 coupon from the 7/26 SS, AND
-Use the $1.00 Back-2-School coupon (will deduct $2)
= $1.13 per package

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups $1 each, get $1.00 RR on 4
Buy 4 and use 2 buy one get one free coupons from the 8/9 SS, AND
Use the $1/4 Walgreens Back-2-School coupon
= 4 cups for FREE!

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrient 3 Minute Treatment 8.5 oz - $3.99, get $2.00 RR
-Use $1 coupon from the 7/12 RP
= $.99

Weekly Register Reward Deals

Buy 2 select Kellogg’s Cereal - $2.50/ea, get $2.00 RR
-Use the $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran coupon HERE, OR
-Use the $1/2 coupons from the 8/2 RP
= As low as $0.75 per box!
*Under $1.00 is a good price for cereal!!*

Buy 2 select Listerine products - $4 each, get $3.00 RR
Deal Idea:
Buy 2 Listerine Smart Rinse or Agent Cool Blue (16.9 oz) = $8.00
-Use the BOGO coupon from the 8/2 SS, AND
-Use the $1 coupon from the 3/15 SS or 6/14 SS or HERE IE or FF (for the one you're not getting free), AND
-Use the $1 Walgreens Agent Cool Blue/ Smart Rinse coupon from the coloring book
(will deduct $2)
= $1.00 out of pocket, Get back a $3.00 RR
= 2 FREE Listerine + a $2 profit!

Goody Ouchless Accessories $2.99, get $2.00 RR
= $.99

Buy 2 Sudafed PE products - $4.99/ea, get $5.00 RR
-Use (2) $2 coupons from the 8/2 SS
= $.49 each

Other Great Deals
Starbucks Ice Cream - $3.00
-Use the $2 coupon from the 6/21 SS
= $1.00

Barilla Pasta - 3 for $3.00
-Use $.50 or $1/2 coupon from the 8/23 SS
= $.50 each

Reach Prevent Toothbrush or Reach Floss - $.99 with in ad coupon
-Use the $1 coupon 3/15 SS, 6/14 SS or 8/2 SS
= FREE!!
**Make sure to hand over the manufacturer coupon BEFORE the in ad coupon!

Dawn Dish Soap - $.99 with in ad coupon
-Use the $.25 coupon from the 8/2 P&G
= $.74

Buy 2 Children’s Benadryl - $4.99/ea, get $5.00 RR
-Use (2) $1 coupons from the 8/2 SS, AND
-Use (1) $1 Walgreens Coloring book coupon (will deduct $2)
= $5.98, Get back a $5.00 RR
= $.49 each after RR

Tylenol products (20-24 ct) - Buy one at $4.49 get one FREE
-Use (2) $2 coupons from the 7/26 SS
= $.25 each

One-a-Day Multivitamins - $6.99
-Use the $2 coupon from the 6/14 SS or 7/26 RP, AND
-Use the $2 Walgreens Back-2-School coupon (found at front of store)
= $2.99

Accu-Chek Aviva - $9.99
-Use the $10 coupon from the 8/23 SS
= FREE

Chinet Paper Plates (10-15 ct) - Buy one at $2.99 get one FREE (with in ad coupon)
-Use (2) $1 coupons from the 6/28 SS
= $.49 each

Scotch Smart Mailer or Clasp Envelopes (7-10 pack) - $.79 each (with in ad coupon)
-Use the $.50 coupon from the 7/26 RP
= $.29

Scotch Transparent Tape - 2 for $1.00 (with in ad coupon)
-Use the $1 off 3 coupon from the 7/12 RP
(you can just buy 3 and the in ad coupon will still deduct for the 3rd one)
= $.17 each

FREE 8×10 Collage Photo with in ad coupon
Valid on Wednesdays, 8/26 ONLY!

Thanks, Hip2Save

CVS Deals 8/23 - 8/29


3 Day ONLY Sale (Sunday - Tuesday)

Caliber/CVS Composition Book 100 sheets - $.99, get $.99 ECB (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECB

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils (5-10 ct) - 2 for $1.00

Extra Care Buck Deals
Purchase 2 select Olay Products, get $12.00 ECB (Limit 1)
Deal Idea:
Buy 2 Olay Definity Pore Redefining Scrubs or Cream Cleansers @ $10.99/ea
= $21.98
-Use the $4/$20 coupon from the Autofill coupon book (ask the Pharmacy for this), AND
-Use (2) $3 coupons from the 8/23 RP insert
= $11.98, get $12 ECB
= FREE after ECBs

Speed Stick Deodorant - $2.49, get $1.00 ECB (Limit 2)
Use the $1.50 coupon HERE (use zip code 33907)
*print limit reached*
= FREE - $1.49

Carefree Ultra Protection (16 ct) - $3.79, get $3.79 ECB (Limit 4)
-Use $1 coupon HERE OR
-Use $.50 coupon HERE
= FREE + Profit!

Buy 2 Poise Liners (10-16 ct) - $2, get $1 ECB (Limit 5)
-Use $2 coupon HERE, OR
-Use $1.50/2 coupon HERE
= FREE + a $1 MoneyMaker - $.25/ea after ECB

Purchase $10 in Glade products, get $3.00 ECB (Limit 3)
Deal Idea:
#1
Buy 2 Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kits $5.00/ea
-Use (2) $4 coupons from the 8/23 SS
= $2.00 out of pocket, Get back $3.00 ECB
= FREE + a $1 MoneyMaker!

#2
Buy 2 Glade Scented Oil candle holders $2.50/ea
Buy 2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills (3 ct) $2.50/ea
-Use 2 buy one candle get refills free coupon from the 8/23 SS
= $5.00 out of pocket, Get back $3.00 ECB
= $.50 per item

#3
Buy 2 Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kits $5/ea
Buy 2 Glade Scented Oil candle holders $2.50/ea
Buy 2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills (3 ct) $2.50/ea
= $20.00
-Use the $4/$20 coupon from the Autofill coupon book (ask the pharmacy for this)
-Use (2) $4 coupons from the 8/23 SS
-Use 2 buy one candle get refills free coupon from the 8/23 SS
= $3.00 out of pocket, Get back $6.00 ECB
= FREE + a $3 MoneyMaker!

#4
Buy 2 Glade Sense & Spray - $5.00/ea
-Use (2) $4 coupon from the 8/23 SS
= Free + $1 MoneyMaker!

Other Great Deals
Campbell’s Soup - $1.00 each
-Use the $1 off 2 coupon HERE
= $.50 each can

Reese’s Candy - $.50
-Use $.55 coupon from 8/23 SS
= Free

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams (chocolate variety) - $1.50
Use the $1 coupon HERE (may not be available anymore)
= $.50

Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies - $2.50
-Use the $1 coupon HERE
= $1.50!

Rimmel Mascara buy one get one 50% off
-Use (2) $2.00 coupons from the 8/23 RP
= VERY CHEAP MASCARA

Bic Wite-Out - Buy one get one free
-Use the $1/2 Bic coupon from the 8/9 SS
= VERY CHEAP WITE-OUT

Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Meter - $10.00
-Use the $10 coupon from the 8/23 SS
= FREE

Thanks, Hip2Save

Walgreens Trip 8/22 - $20.33 Profit

In honor of Tax-Free Weekend, Walgreens had a deal going - Buy $25, get a $5 RR. AND this is before coupons, so using coupons makes it that much better!! By buying items that produced RR and using both Manufacturer Coupons and Walgreens Coupons, I made a huge profit! I did 2 transactions - Here is what I came up with:

Transaction #1:
3 12pks of Diet Dr. Pepper - 3/$11 (Buy 3, get $3 RR)
2 Character Band-Aids - $3.79/ea (Buy 2, get $4 RR) details HERE
2 Glade Candles - $3.29/ea

Coupons Used:
-(2) $.50 MFQ Band-Aids
-$2 Walgreens Band-Aids coupon from Coloring Book (took off $4.00)
-(2) FREE item Glade Candle coupons
-$6 RR
-$4 RR
-$3 RR

PAID - $.58 (used GC)
Got back - $5, $3, $4 RR = $12.00

Transaction #2:
4 Huggies Wipes - $2.99/ea
1 Wax Paper - $1.99
4 Easy Mac Cups - $1.00/ea
4 BIC Hilighters - $.39/ea
2 Zyrtec Hives - $3.29/ea (Buy 2, get $5 RR) details HERE

Coupons Used:
-(4) $1.50 Huggies MFQ from coupons.com
-$2.00 Huggies - WAGS coupon from front of store (took off $8)
-(2) BOGO Kraft Easy Mac
-$1/4 Easy Mac Cups - WAGS coupon from front of store
-(2) $1/2 BIC MFQ
-(2) $3.00 Zyrtec MFQ HERE

PAID - $1.09 (used GC)
Got back - $5, $5

GRAND TOTAL:
PAID - $1.67 (used GC)
Got back - $3, $4, $5, $5, $5 = $22 in RR
Profit - $20.33

Zyrtec & Band-Aid MoneyMakers at WAGS!!

The Children's Zyrtec Hives Relief Grape Syrup (4 oz.) bottle is on clearance for just $3.29. Make sure you grab the right one (I didn't the first time). It was priced at $12.99, but when I went to check out, it rang up $3.29. Then, when you buy 2 Zyrtec products, you'll get a $5 Register Reward. To make this deal even better, there is a $3.00 coupon available, that makes this a big moneymaker! This deal is going on through 8/29.

Buy 2 Children's Zyrtec - $3.29 each
= $6.58
-Use (2) $3.00 coupons HERE
= $.58 out of pocket

Get back a $5 Register Reward = 2 FREE Zyrtec & a $4.42 MoneyMaker!

There is a monthly Register Reward on Band-Aids and Neosporin products: Buy 2 at $2.99 each and get a $4 Register Reward. The character Band-Aids are currently priced at $3.79.

Buy 2 Character Band-Aids - $3.79 each
= $7.58
-Use (2) $.50 coupons from the 8/2 SS or 6/28 SS inserts, AND
-Use (1) $2/1 Walgreens coloring book coupon (found need the coloring books. You only need 1 coupon - it will take of $4.00)
= $2.58 out of pocket

Get back a $4 Register Reward = 2 FREE Character Band-Aids & a $1.42 MoneyMaker!
(I got Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob) :)

Thanks to Hip2Save for the headsup!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kroger Mega Event - $.87 Profit

I got all this for $1.93. BUT, a couple of my eCoupons didn't come off, so I emailed the company about it. And as a courtesy to me for the "inconvenience," they put $2.80 back on my Kroger card. (I lucked out on that one) So the next time I go grocery shopping, that amount will come off my final total.

In essence, I made $.87 to purchase all this stuff :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

20 Free Prints at Walgreens

Walgreens is offering a lot of great photo freebies this month.

Get 20 FREE prints at Walgreens Photo. Use the code 20FREE4Me when you check out. Don't forget to choose in-store pick up so you don't have to pay for shipping.

Also, if you are new to Walgreens Photo and have never signed up before, you can get an additional 25 free 4x6 prints HERE. Just make sure to sign up before 8/24/09.

Thanks, Hip2Save

Free Victoria's Secret Lotion

Go visit Victoria's Secret, bring in THIS COUPON, and get a free 1 oz. bottle of body lotion. (no purchase necessary) Offer good through 9/7/09.

*these would make great stocking stuffers*

Also, let me just say something...kinda warn you. I was getting my mail the other day, and noticed something on top of the trash. It was a Victoria's Secret mail out, with the FREE PANTY offer. I get these every now and then. But someone actually just chunked this in the trash. So what did I do? I picked it up and redeemed it! Yay!

This is not the first time this has happened to me. I found a Kroger catalina for "1 Free Pack of Trident Gum" on the ground in the parking lot. So I got free gum out of picking that cataline off the ground.

So, just beware! Always check your receipts and CRT (cash register tape) for free items and check ALL your mail. You never know when or where might find some goodies! :)

Inbox Dollars: Make A Little Extra Cash


Who doesn't need a little extra cash these days?

Inbox Dollars pays their members to read emails, take surveys online,
play games, and go shopping! Things you do on the internet anyways!!

Through sites like these, I have been able to earn a nice, part-time income. Go try it out!

Enroll now and receive $5 - just for joining!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kroger Deals 8/19 - 8/24

Will the deals ever stop? haha After a crazy super double coupon day, Kroger is now doing the Mega Event again...buy 10, save $5. Here are some of the deals worth mentioning:

*all prices reflect the $.50 discount wyb 10 items*

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits - $.99 each
-Use $1 off 2 Grands! Biscuits coupon HERE or HERE
-Use $1 off 3 Grands! Biscuits from the 7/12 SS
-Use $.35 Grands! Biscuits coupon from the 7/12 SS
-Use $1 off 2 Grands! Biscuits eCoupon HERE (use with $1/2 coupon makes both FREE)

Pillsbury Crescents Rolls - $.99 each
-Use $.50 off 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls coupon HERE or HERE
-Use $.50 off 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls eCoupon HERE (use with $.50/2 coupon makes it $.24 ea)

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls - $.99 each
-Use $.40 off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls HERE or 8/9 SS
-$.40 off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls eCoupon HERE (use with $.40/2 makes it $.39 ea)

Fiber One 4pk - $1.99
-$1 Yoplait Fiber One eCoupon HERE or HERE
-$1 Yoplait Fiber One coupon from 7/12 or 8/9 SS (use with eCoupon makes it FREE)

Yoplait Yogurt 6pk or 32oz - $1.99
-Use $.55 Yoplait 32 oz Yogurt eCoupon HERE
-Use $1 Yoplait 32 oz coupon form 6/28 or 7/12 SS, (use with eCoupon makes it $.44)

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix or Betty Crocker Cookie Mix - $1.49 each
-Use $.40 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 17.5 oz or larger eCoupon HERE or HERE
-Use $.40 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 17.5oz+ coupon from 8/9 SS or printable HERE, HERE and HERE
(use eCoupon and paper coupon makes it $.29 ea)

Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper - $.89 each
-Use $.75 off 3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper eCoupon HERE or HERE
-Use $.75 off 3 Hamburger Helpers coupon HERE or HERE
(use eCoupon and paper coupon makes it $.39 ea)

**Deal Idea**
Buy 2 Pillsbury Grands - $.99/ea
-Use $1/2 eCoupon and $1/2 paper coupon
Buy 2 Fiber One Yogurt - $1.99/ea
-Use (2) $1 eCoupons and (2) $1 paper coupons
Buy 6 Hamburger Helper - $.89/ea (Brian loves these)
-Use (2) $.75/3 eCoupons and (2) $.75/3 paper coupons

Pay $2.30 OOP for all the above

For a more extensive list, go HERE.

Thanks to Southern Savers

Monday, August 17, 2009

BOGO Venom Coupon

Go HERE to access your Buy One Get One Free coupon for Venom Drinks.

*Note: Save them for a BOGO sale, and get 2 drinks for FREE!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kroger Super Doubles Trip

I got all this for...$12.22

What I purchased: (* = FREE)

*2 Nexcare Bandages
*1 Reach Floss
*1 Activia Yogurt
*1 Dannon Yogurt
*1 Buitoni Fettuccini
*1 Kelloggs Cinnabon Bars
*1 Kelloggs Rice Krispies Cereal
*2 Softsoap Hand Soap
*1 Ken's Salad Dressing
*1 Skintimate Shave Gel
*1 I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray
*1 Welch's Grape Jelly
*3 Playtex Gloves
*1 Energizer AA 4pk
*1 Gatorade
*2 Wacky Mack Pasta

$.25 or Less:
1 Vlasic Pickle Slices
2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 Grands Biscuits

$.50 or Less:
4 Bar-S Hotdogs
1 Raisinets 6pk
1 French's Spicy Mustard
1 Mission Corn Tortillas

$1.00 or Less:
1 Mahatma Brown Rice
1 Egg Beaters
2 Pringles
1 Borden Sliced Cheese
2 Kraft Shredded Cheese
1 Hot Dog Buns
1 French's Fried Onion

Good Price:
1 Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cheap Fruit at Target

Fruit is not cheap! Target has some great deals on apples and bananas when matched with their store coupons, found HERE

I bought 4 bananas and 3 apples for $.56!!

The apples in the picture were priced $.99/lb. The next cheapest I saw were $1.29, which is still a good deal (with the coupon). And the bananas were priced $.54/lb.

Here's how you should do it:
Buy 1 lb (about 3) of apples
Buy 1 lb (about 4 medium) of bananas

-Use $1 off 1 lb or more of apples
-Use $.50 off 1 lb or more of bananas

= CHEAP FRUIT!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kroger - Super Double Coupons on Saturday!!

It is confirmed!! Kroger is having a Double Coupon Event on Saturday 8/15. Coupons up to $.39 are tripled and coupons up to $1.00 are doubled!! I am researching deals and matching coupons, so keep checking back to see what kind of deals you can get.

Make sure you load all your eCoupons for even more savings!!
P&GeSaver
Shortcuts
Cellfire
Bringing Hope to the Tab
Unilever *new*

*prices may vary by region*

Energizer batteries 4pk - $2.71
-Use $1.00 coupon from 8/2 SS AND
-Use $1.00 eCoupon
=FREE

Starbucks Frappuccino - $1.79
-Use $1.00 coupon from 6/21 SS
=FREE

SunnyD Smoothies - $1.25
-Use $.55 coupon from 5/31 SS
=$.15 each

Raisenets 6pk - $2.50
-Use $1 printable www.coupons.com
=$.50

Raisinets Cranberry $2.50
-Use $1 printable www.coupons.com
=$.50

Bumblebee Premium Tuna 2.5oz - $1.39
-Use $1.00 coupon from 6/14 SS OR
-Use $1 off 2 coupon from Bumblebee Facebook Fan
=price varies

Kelloggs Cinnabon Bars - $1.39
-Use $1.00 printable www.coupons.com
=FREE

Chex Mix: BBQ or Sour Cream - $1.99 (these look yummy)
-Use $.50 coupon from 7/19 SS AND
-Use $1 eCoupon www.cellfire.com
=FREE

Grande Tortilla Chips - $2.00
-Use $1.00 coupon from 6/21 SS
=FREE

Pringles - $1.50
-Use $1 off 2 from 8/2 P&G
-Use $.50 eCoupon www.pgesaver.com (must buy 2)
=$.25 each

Playtex Disposable or Handsavers Gloves - $1.99
-Use $1 coupon from 5-3 SS
=FREE

French’s Mustard - $1.25
-Use $.50 coupon from 5/10 SS
=$.25

French's Spicy Mustard - $1.59
-Use $.75 coupon from 5/10 SS
=$.09

Ken's Dressing (Fat Free/Healthy) - $1.55
-Use $1 coupon from 8-2 SS
=FREE

Mt Olive Kosher Dill Pickles - $2.00
-Use $.75 coupon from 7/19 SS
=$.50

Buitoni Angel Hair Pasta - $1.99
-Use $1 coupon from 6/21 SS
=FREE

Danimals Yogurt Products - $1.88
-Use $1 coupon from 7/26 SS or 8/9 SS
=FREE

Fiber One Yogurt - $2.59
-Use $1 coupon 7/12 SS, 8/9 SS, www.coupons.com AND
-Use $1 eCoupon www.shortcuts.com
=FREE

Wacky Mac - $1.59
-Use $.75 coupon from 5/10 SS or printable www.coupons.com AND
-Use $.75 eCoupon www.Upromise.com
=FREE

Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken - $5.49
-Use $1 coupon from 8/-2 SS
=$3.49

Reach Floss - $1.49
-Use $1 coupon from 8-2 SS or 6-14 SS
=FREE

Skintimate Shave Gel - $1.99
-Use $1 coupon from 8/2 SS
=FREE

Welch’s Jam/Jelly - $1.99
-Use $.75 printable www.coupons.com
=$.49

Borden Singles Sensations - $1.99
-Use $.55 or $1 coupon from 6-28 SS
=FREE - $.89

For more details and coupon matchups, go HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Walgreens - Profit $12.04

I had a $10 RR that I needed to use up, so here is what I did:

I bought:
2 Listerine - $3.00 each
1 Reach TB 2pk - $3.00
1 Colgate TP - $2.99
2 Neosporin - $3.99 each
2 Bic Pens 8pk+2bonus - $.50 each
1 Tuna - $.99 with in ad coupon (not a good deal, but I needed this in order to use my $10 RR)
1 Sharpie 4pk - $.99
1 WAGS Children’s Book - $.99 (This is full of WAGS coupons)

Coupons Used:
$5 off 3 Listerine & Reach
$.75 Colgate
(2) $1.00 Neosporin
$4.00 Neosporin WAGS (from Children’s book)
$1 off 2 Bic Pens
$1.00 Sharpie
$10 RR

Saved $36.70
Spent $.60 (put on WAGS GC)
Got back $6 RR, $3 RR, $4 RR
Profit $12.04


Go HERE for more Walgreens deals and coupons.

FREE Sharpie Highlighters at CVS & WAGS

I wanted to make sure this coupon is legitimate before I posted it. Mercedes at Common Sense with Money confirmed the legitimacy of the coupon...details HERE.

CVS & Walgreens both have their 4pk Sharpie Highlighters $.99 each.

Use the $1.00 coupon HERE

= FREE Highlighters!!

FREE Cake from Dominos - August Birthdays!!

Hey - my mom's birthday is in August!!

Domino's Pizza is launching the new Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake. To celebrate, they are offering a free cake for August birthdays. Go HERE for more details.

Please call ahead to make sure your store is participating...and bring a DL to prove your day of birth ;)

Thanks, MommysWishList

FREE Yo-Plus with Activia Yogurt Purchase!

GO HERE to access the rebate form for Yo-Plus Yogurt. Apparently, they are so confident you're going to love their yogurt that they are offering a coupon for FREE Yo-Plus. Just send them one Activia UPC and the rebate form.

To make this deal even better, there is a $1 Activia coupon in the 8/9 Smartsource insert.

Get some cheap Activia Yogurt - Submit the Rebate - Get free Yo-Plus Yogurt...not bad!

Thanks, Hip2Save

Monday, August 10, 2009

FREE Tacos at Jack in the Box - AGAIN!!

Jack in the Box is offering FREE tacos...AGAIN!! On Tuesday 8/11, bring in this coupon for 2 free tacos.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kroger Sweepstakes - Free Gas & Groceries for 1 Year!!

Kroger, and their affiliates have a new Sweepstakes going on until 9/11 HERE. There are 5,000 instant winners, and the grand prize winner will receive free gas and groceries for one year. You can try once a day...I know I will be doing that ;)

Thanks, Katy Couponers

Saturday, August 8, 2009

CVS Deals 8/9 - 8/15

There is a $5 off $25 CVS coupon HERE. Use this to help sweeten these deals ;)

3-Day Sale SUN - TUES ONLY
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse - $9.99, get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $1.00 coupon from 7/19 SS insert
=FREE + $1.00 overage after coupons and ECBs

Weekly ECB Deals
Bic Soleil Razor or Cartridges - $6.99, get $3.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $2.00 printable
=$1.99 after coupons and ECBs

Candy Deal: Spend $15.00, get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 5)
-Use Free Chocolate Friday Coupons, mentioned HERE
-Use $1 off 2 coupons from the 7/26 RP insert

Contour Meter - $14.99, get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $30.00 coupon from the 3/22 SS insert (coupon will need adjusting down)
=FREE + $5 overage after coupon and ECBs

Coppertone Nutrashield - $8.99, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $5.00 printable
=$1.99 each after coupons and ECBs

Huggies Diapers or Pull-Ups - 2 for $18, get $4.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $1.50 or $2 coupons from the 7/19 SS insert OR
-Use $2.00 printable
=$5.00-$5.50 a pack after coupons and ECBs

Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lipstick - $6.99, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $3.00 from the July August All You Magazine
=$1.99 after coupons and ECBs

Nexxus Products - Spend $20.00, get $10.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $3.00 coupon from the 7/12 SS insert (regional coupon)

Non ECB Deals

Colgate Total Toothpaste - Buy One at $2.79, Get One Free
-Use (2) $1.00 coupons from the 7/12 and 7/26 SS inserts OR
-USe (2) $1.00 printable
=$.79 for 2 after coupons!

Thanks, CSw/M

Walgreens Deals 8/9 - 8/15

This is a good week to start couponing at Walgreens. There are several register reward deals and even some moneymakers!!

MONEY MAKERS!!

Colgate Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste - $2.99, get a $2.99 RR when you buy one
-Use $1.00 coupon from 7/26 SS insert
=FREE + $1 in overage

Buy Reach Floss, Toothbrush or Listerine 500 ml - 3 for $9.00, get a $6 RR when you buy three
-Use $5 off 3 coupon from 8/2 SS insert
=FREE + $2 in overage

FREE STUFF!!
Bic Round Grip Pens - 2 for $1.00
-Use $1 off 2 printable
=FREE

Ecotrin - $1.99
-Use $2.25 printable OR
-Use $2.00 from 5/17 SS insert
=FREE after coupon

Buy two Band Aid products (from selection) - $2.99 each, get $4.00 RR back
-Use (2) $1.00 coupons from 6/28 RP or 8/2 RP inserts OR
-Use (2) $1.00 Neospporin coupons HERE
=FREE (after coupons and register rewards)

OTHER GOOD DEALS!!
Campbells Soups - $.79 w/ in-ad coupon
-Use $1 off 2 printable
=$.29 each
(Give MFQ first, then in-ad)

All Detergent - $4.49
-Use $1.00 printable
=$3.49

Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaners - 2 for $3.00
-Use $1 off 2 coupon from 7/12 insert OR
-Use $.50 printable
=$1.00 each

Stayfree Maxi pads 16-24ct - $1.99
-Use BOGO coupon from 6/28 SS insert
=$1.99 for two

Jergens Naturals Lotion 16.8oz - $5.99, get a $5 RR when you buy one
=$.99 each

Glade Sense and Spray - $6.99, get a $2.00 RR when you buy one
-Use $4.00 coupon from July All You Magazine
=$.99 each after coupon and register rewards

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Get a coupon for a FREE Mascara on next purchase

Possible Filler Items / Back-to-School Supplies:
Penway Filler Papers $0.49 after in ad coupon

Penway one subject notebook $0.49 after in ad coupon

Mini Memo or Composition Book $0.19 after in ad coupon

Highlighters or Scented Gel Pen $0.19 after in ad coupon

Two pocket folder $0.19 after in ad coupon

Thanks, CSw/M

I have a $10 RR that I need to use. Here is what I am going to do:
Colgate Toothpaste - $2.99, get a $2.99 RR
Reach Floss, Toothbrush or Listerine 500 ml - $9.00, get a $6 RR wyb 3
Buy 2 Band Aid products (from selection) - $2.99 each, get $4.00 RR
Two pocket folder $0.19 (filler item so I can use my RR)

-Use $1.00 Colgate
-Use $5 off 3 Reach
-Use (2) $1.00 Band Aid

=$10.16
-Used $10 RR

Pay $.16 OOP
Get back $2.99 RR, $6.00 RR, $4.00 RR

Hope it works ;)

Friday, August 7, 2009

8/6 - Trips toTarget, Wal-Mart and Kroger

I made the rounds today. I came out pretty good. Luckily, all 3 stores are close to each other, and near my home.

I could have EASILY spent over $80.00 for all this stuff, but by using coupons and watching sales, I only spent $9.50 total. -In actuality, I would have spent more than $80.00 because my purchases were on sale when I bought them.-

Target:
Cascade Rinse - $3.14
-Used FREE item coupon that was mailed to me

1.05 lbs of Red Apples - $1.29/lb
-Used $1 Target coupon
=$.35 (~$.12 per apple)

2 Banana Boat Sunscreen - $.99/ea
-Used (2) $1.00 coupon (adjusted down) from 5/3 SS
=FREE

2 Kotex Pantiliners 64ct - $2.70
-Used (2) $2.00 Target coupon from 7/26 SS
-Used (2) $.75 MFQ from 6/14 SS or 7/19 SS
= -$.10

2 Bic Pens 7ct - $.99/ea
-Used $1/2 Target coupon
-Used $1/2 printable
= -$.02

2 Morning Star Sausage Patties 6ct - $3.14/ea
-Used $2/2 Target coupon
-Used (2) $1 MFQ printable
=$1.14/ea ($.19 per patty)

Total OOP – $2.51
Total Saved – $24.22 (says my receipt)


Wal-Mart:

3 Nestle Water 6pk - $1.00/ea
-Used $1.00 MFQ
=FREE

Dole Frozen Fruit - $2.36
-Used $.75 MFQ
=$1.61

4 Bar-S HotDogs - $.88/ea
-Used (2) $1/2 MFQ printable
=$.38/ea (~$.04 per hotdog)

Total OOP – $3.13
Total Saved – $5.75


Kroger:
Transaction #1 & #2:
2 Glade Plug-Ins - $1.99/ea
-Used BOGO MFQ from 7/26 SS

Total OOP – $2.15
Total Saved – $1.99
Got back (2) $1.00 Catalinas

Go HERE for more details

*repeat 1 time*

Transaction #3:
1.86 lbs Grapes - $.87/lb

Jennie-O Ham 2lbs - $4.99
-Used $5.00 coupon that was mailed to me
= -$.01

Land O Frost Turkey Sandwich Meat - $1.88

Kroger Carrots - $1.00

DanActive Yogurt - $1.88
-Used $1.00 MFQ from 7/26 SS
=$.88 ($.22 per cup)

Activia Yogurt - $1.88
-Used $1.00 MFQ from 7/26 SS
=$.88 ($.22 per cup)

2 GoGurt Yogurt 8pk - $.99/ea (Manager’s Special)
-Used $.75/2 MFQ printable
=$.615/ea (~$.08 per cup)

**Pillsbury Promotion**
2 Grands Biscuits 5ct - $1.25/ea
-Used (2) $.35 MFQ from 7/12 SS

2 Crescent Rolls 4ct - $1.25/ea
-Used $1/2 MFQ printable

–$1.00 for buying 4 Pillsbury participating items
=$.90 total or ~$.22 each item

Go HERE for more details

**P&G Promotion**
4 CoverGirl Eye Shadows - $2.24/ea
-Used (2) $2.50/2 MFQ

–$4.00 for buying 4 P&G participating items
= -$.04

Go HERE and HERE for more details

–$1.00 x 4 catalinas (from Glade deal)

Total OOP – $3.86
Total Saved – $32.83

Grand Total for all this – $9.50
Grand Total Saved – $62.80 (84.87%)


Just FYI:
The items that I got for free or more than free were:
* 1 - Cascade Rinse
* 2 - Banana Boat Sunscreen
* 2 - 64ct Kotex Pantiliners (128 total)
* 2 - 7ct Bic Pens (14 total)
* 3 - 6pk Nestle Water (18 total)
* 1 - 2lbs Jeannie-O Ham
* 4 - CoverGirl Eye Shadow

YESsssss!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Free CoverGirl at Kroger

Right now, Kroger is running a P&G Promotion, and the CoverGirl products are included in that. Buy 4 products, get $4.00 off your total instantly.

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 CoverGirl makeup applicators, sponges, or sharpeners @ $2.17 each
Buy 2 CoverGirl eye shadows @ $2.24 each
-Use (2) $2.50/2 coupons from the 8/2 P&G insert
-Get $4 off instantly as part of the P&G promotion
=Free + a small money-maker after coupons and P&G promotion

My Kroger didn't have any makeup applicators, sponges or sharpeners, so I just purchased 4 CoverGirl Eye Shadows. Here is how my transaction went:
Buy 4 CG Eye Shadows @ $2.24 each
=$8.96
-Used (2) $2.50/2 coupons from the 8/2 P&G insert
-I got $4 off instantly as part of the P&G promotion
=FREE or -$.04
*Note: If you purchase any other items, $.04 will come off those items.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom

Click HERE to access more Kroger deals this week.

Free Glade Plug-Ins at Kroger

Thanks to Amy at Who Said Nothing in Life is Free for alerting me to this deal. Kroger has a catalina deal going on right now. Buy one Glade PlugIn, get a coupon for $1.00 off your next purchase. These were $1.99 at my Kroger. They were on closeout.

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Glade Plug-Ins @ $1.99 each
-Use the "Buy One Get One Free" coupon from the 7/26 SmartSource insert

Pay $1.99 + tax, and get back (2) $1.00 catalina off your next purchase.

Kraft Deal - $25 in FREE Groceries

Thanks for the heads up from Common Sense with Money, there is a new Kraft promotion starting tomorrow 8/7.

**NOTE: After trial by error, and further investigation, the Albertsons in the D/FW area are NOT participating...sad!

Buy $25 in participating Kraft items (IN ONE TRANSACTION), you will receive a $5 coupon off your next order AND and rebate form to get $20 back. So essentially, spend $25, get $25 back...FREE groceries. And from what I understand, you can use coupons to make your total lower, making this a small moneymaker!

So start collecting your Kraft coupons now!!

Go HERE and HERE for more details, and participating grocery stores.

*Note: Albertsons is a participating store...so don't forget to bring your own "green" bags to get $.05 off (per bag) your total.

Kroger Deals 8/5 - 8/11

Here are the best deals at Kroger this week.

Crazy Meal Deal:
Buy Breyer's Ice Cream
-Use $1 coupon from 7/12 RP
Get these FREE:
Kroger Maraschino Cherries
Kroger Ice Cream Topping (ie, hot fudge)
Kroger Frozen Whipped topping
=save over $5.00 for all this!!

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, Cresents or Grands - 4 for $5.00
*Buy 4 and get an instant $1 off your order, making them 4 for $4.00)
-$1 off 2 Grands HERE = $.50/ea
-$.40 off 2 Sweet Rolls HERE = $.60/ea
-$1 off 3 or $.75 off 3 from 5/31 SS = $.75-$.81/ea
-$.35 off 1 Grands from 7/12 SS = FREE when you use 4 coupons
-$.50 off 2 Crescent Rolls HERE = $.50/ea

Gallon Milk - $1.99

Dannon Yogurt - $1.88
-Use $1 coupon from 7/26 SS
=$.88

Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy - $1.00
-Use $1 off 2 from 6/21 RP
=$.50/ea

Right Guard Antiperspirant - $1.00
-Use $1 off 2 from 7/12 SS
=$.50/ea

Bar-S Franks - $1.00
-Use $1 off 2 HERE
=$.50/ea

Red, White and Black Seedless Grapes - $.87/lb.

Kroger Mini Peeled Carrots 16oz - $1.00


P&G - Buy 4, Get $4 off Promo items: (Prices listed are after the discount)
Herbal Essence Shampoo/Conditioner - $1.99
-Use $1 eCoupon HERE (automatically comes off your bill)
AND Use Free styling product with purchase from 7/26 RP

Charmin 6 Mega Rolls - $5.99
-Use $.25 P&G eCoupon HERE (automatically comes off your bill)
-AND Use $.50 eCoupon Upromise deposit-
-AND Use $.25 from 8/2 P&G
=$.75 per roll

Bounty Paper Towels 6-8ct - $5.99
-Use $.25 P&G eCoupon HERE
-AND Use $.50 eCoupon Upromise deposit
-AND Use $.25 from 8/2 P&G
=$.56 per roll

Puffs Facial Tissue - $.99
-Use $.25 off 3 P&G eCoupon HERE

Tide - $4.88
-Use $1 coupon from 8/2 P&G
-AND Use $.35 P&G eCoupon HERE

Always Pads 14-24ct - $1.99
-Use $1 coupon from 8/2 P&G

Downy Fabric Softener - $4.88
-Use $1 coupon from 8/2 P&G

Thanks, Your Coupon Buddy

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SoBe BOGO coupon

Click HERE to access the "Buy One Get One" free coupon.

*UPDATE: These are on BOGO sale at Albertsons this week 8/5-8/11

SoBo drinks go on BOGO sale all the time (especially at CVS), so print this out, and save it for a BOGO sale. This way you get 2 FREE SOBE DRINKS!!

*Don't forget to hit your back button and print an extra coupon.

~Leah

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cheap Meal - $.50 per serving

Now, I'm not a cook, but I do try. I thought I would break down the cost of everything to show you how cheap you can eat at home vs. going out to eat.

Chicken Thighs (4ct) - $1.10 (Bought on manager's special, and used $1 coupon) = $0.28 each

Knorr Rice (2.5 servings)
- $0.10 = $0.04 per serving

Roll (12ct) - $1.00 (Bought on manager's special) = $0.08 each

Carrots - ~$0.10

Total for this meal was $.50. So Brian and I can eat for $1.00 total. Had we gone out to eat, would could easily spend $20...depending on the restaurant. It doesn't look like a lot of food, but it was :) Any left over meat, I will make into chicken soup later on in the week.

Jack in the Box - FREE Tacos on 8/4

Click HERE to access your coupon for 2 FREE Tacos on August 4th.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CVS Trips 8/2/09 - Profit $26.13

Transaction #1:
5 Electrasol @ $4.50/ea
1 Folder @ $.49/ea
1 Pens 20ct @ $.99/ea
1 Notebook 1-subject @ $.99/ea
1 Scissors @ $2.99/ea
1 Protractor @ $1.50/ea
1 GlueStick 3pk @ $.99/ea

Coupons Used:
$5/$30 CVS coupon
(5) $2.50/1 Electrasol
$1.00 ECB
$1.89 ECB
$3.98 ECB
$6.00 ECB

Paid $.09, put on giftcard
Got back $10.00, $.49, $.99, $.99, $2.99, $1.50, $.99 in ECBs
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Transaction #2:
1 Scissors @ $2.99/ea

Coupons Used:
$2.00 ECB
$.99 ECB

Paid $0.00
Got back $2.99 ECB
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Transaction #3:
2 Book Covers @ $.99/ea
1 Folder @ $.49/ea
1 Pens 20ct @ $.99/ea
1 Notebook 1-subject @ $.99/ea
1 Protractor @ $1.50/ea
1 GlueStick 3pk @ $.99/ea

Coupons Used:
$2.99 ECB
$1.50 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$.99 ECB
$.49 ECB (adjusted down to $.46)

Paid $0.00
Got back $1.98, $.49, $.99, $.99, $1.50, $.99 in ECBs
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Transaction #4:
1 Blink Tears @ $7.99
1 Softsoap Bodywash @ $4.69 (supposed to be $4.99, but rang up less)

Coupons Used:
$3/1 Blink Tears
$2/1 Softsoap
$2.99 ECB
$1.98 ECB
$.99 ECB
$.99 ECB
$.49 ECB

Paid $.24, put on giftcard
Got back $7.99, $4.00 in ECBs

TOTAL PAID: $.33
Remaining ECBs: $26.46
Total Profit: $26.13

For more CVS deals, go HERE.

Walgreens Trip 8/2/09

I purchased:
6 Ragu @ $2.00/ea
2 Skippy Peanut Butter @ $2.00/ea
1 pocket folder @ $.09/ea with in ad coupon (this was my filler item so I could use my register reward)

Coupons Used:
(3) $1/2 Ragu
(1) $1/2 Skippy
$5.00 Register Reward

Paid $7.10, put on giftcard
Got back $10 RR for buying 8 participating products

For more Walgreens deals, go HERE.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free Tank-Top at J C Penney

Get this tank top FREE at JCPenney. Click HERE. You don't even need a CC#. I love free stuff!!

It is on back order until 8/30, but I will wait for anything that is free!!

Thanks, FreeSampleFreak :)

Walgreens Deals 8/2 - 8/8

Monthly Register Reward Deals
Select Kellogg's Cereal 12-20oz 2 for $5, get $2.00 RR (on 2)
-Use 2 $1 coupons from HERE (for Special K Blueberry Cereal)
Or use the $1/2 coupons from the 8/2RP insert
=Final cost as low as $.50 per box

Buy $10 in select products below, get $5.00 RR
Cheez-It 7.5 or 9 oz = $2.00
Keebler Cookies 11.5 or 15 oz = $2.00
Rice Krispies Treats 8 pk = $2.00
Pop Tarts = $2.00
Cheez its 4.5 or Keebler Cookies 5.25 - 6oz = $1.00
Club Crackers/Sandies Pecan Shortbread 16 oz = 2/$5.00
Fiber Plus Bars 5 pk = 2/$5.00
Nutri-Grain Bars 8 pk = 2/$5.00
Special K Protein, 6 pk Bars or 4 pk Shakes = $5.00

Garnier Triple Nutrition Shampoo, Conditioner and Styler products $3.34, get $2 RR
-Use the $1 coupon from the 7/12RP
=$.34

Buy 1 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, get a coupon for a FREE Greatlash Mascara
Final cost 50% off each one!


Weekly Register Reward Deals

Buy 8 participating products below, get a $10 Register Reward--buy 6, get a $6RR--buy 4, get a $2RR
Participating Products Include:
Dove Hair Care (7 - 12oz) = 2/$6.00
Dove or Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant = $5.99
Dove or Degree Deodorant (2.6-3 oz) = 2/$7.00
Dove Lotion 13.5 oz or Body Wash 24 oz 25% off
Vaseline IC Lotion 25% off
Pond's Skin Care 25% off
285pk Q-Tips Vanity or 500pk Swabs 25% off
Suave Antiperspirant/Deodorant 2.6 or 6 oz 25% off
Breyers Ice Cream 48oz = 2/$7.00
Lipton Tea 40pk Green tea, 48pk Decaf, 100pk Orig = $2.99
Hellmann's Mayo 22 or 30 oz = $2.99
Skippy peanut butter 16.3 oz = 2/$4.00
Ragu 26 oz = 2/$4.00
Bertolli Dinner 24 oz = $5.99

Deal Scenario:
Buy 6 Jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce - $2.00 each
Buy 2 Skippy Peanut Butters - $2.00 each
Total=$16
Use (3) $1/2 Ragu coupons from the 8/2RP
Or the $1/2 coupon from HERE or HERE (Prints in Spanish...unlimited prints?)
-Use (2) $.50/1 Skippy coupons from the 8/2RP
Pay $12
Get back a $10 Register Reward
Final cost ONLY $2 for 8 items --just $.25 each!

Buy $15 in products below, get $5.00 RR
Colgate Toothpaste - Original 8.2 oz or Total Advance 5.8 oz = $3.00
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap or 3 pack Irish Spring Soap = 2/$4.00
Colgate Toothbrush - 2 pack 360, 360 sonic or kids battery = $5.00
Irish Spring Bodywash 15 or 18oz = 2/$7.00
Speed Stick 2.7 to 3.25 oz or Lady's 2.3 oz = 2/$5.00

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Irish Spring Bodywashes $7
Buy 2 Speed Stick $5
Buy 2 Softsoap hand soaps $4
Total=$16
Use 2 $2 Irish Spring coupons from here (use zip 45435)
Use 2 $1.50 Speed Stick coupons from here (use zip 33907)
Use 2 $1 Softsoap coupons from here (use zip 45435)
Pay $7
Get back a $5RR
Final cost just .33 per item!

Vitamin Shampoo & Conditioner (13 oz) $3.99, get $3.99 RR
=FREE after RR
(Some still have the "Try Me Free" stickers on it!)

Gum Toothbrush 2 pack $3.49, get $3.49 RR
-Use the $1 coupon from the 6/21RP
=FREE + $1 profit

Buy 4 Crest Toothpaste (Whitening Expressions 6 oz or Whitening w/ Scope 6.2 oz) and/or Oral B Advantage Glide or 1-2-3 Toothbrush for $10 total, get $5 RR
-Use (4) $.75 or $.50 coupons from the 8/2PG
=As low as $.50 each

Other Great Deals

Jell-O 2 boxes for $1 with in ad coupon
-Use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/26 RP insert
-Or use the $.50/2 coupon HERE
=As low as 2 boxes for FREE

Tylenol PM (20-24 ct) buy one at $5.49 get one free
Use 2 $2 coupons from the 7/26SS
=$.75 each

Dawn 10.3 oz $.99
-Use the $.25 coupon from the 8/2PG
=$.74

Scotch Packaging Tape buy one at $3.49 get one free
-Use (2) $.50 coupons from the 7/26RP
=$1.24 each

Expo Dry Erase Markers 3 or 4 pack $1.99
Use the $1 coupon from HERE
=$.99

Penway 2 Pocket Folder $.09 with in ad coupon (Good filler item for your coupon to item ratio)

Thanks, Hip2Save

CVS Deals 8/2 - 8/8

This is a GREAT week to start couponing at CVS.

3-Day Sale SUN - TUES ONLY!!
Caliber or CVS Brand 20ct Pens or Wooden Pencils 10ct = $.99, get $.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber or It’s Academic Book Covers = $.99, get $.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber or It’s Academic Compass/Protractor = $1.50, get $1.50 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber or It’s Academic Flexi Ruler = $.99, get $.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber or It’s Academic 5″ Scissors = $2.99, get $2.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber Sticky Notes 2 ct, Glue Stick 3 pk, or Pen Eraser = $.99, get $.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Caliber or CVS pharmacy 1 Subject Notebook = $.99, get $.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs

Softsoap Nutri Serums 15 oz = $4.99, get $4.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $2/1 coupon HERE (if you don't see it, try zip code 45435)
=FREE + $1 overage after coupons and ECBs

Poly Portfolio = $.49, get $.49 ECBs (Limit 2)
=FREE after ECBs


Weekly ECB Deals
Blink Tears or Gel Tears = $7.99, get $7.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
-Use $3/1 coupon from the 8/2 RP insert, OR
-Use $1.50/1 coupon from HERE
=FREE + $3 overage after coupons and ECBs

Electrasol Tabs or Gelpacs = $4.50/ea - Spend $20 Earn $10 ECBs (Limit 1)

Deal Idea:
Buy 5 packs $22.50 ($4.50/ea x 5)
-Use 5 $2.50/1 coupons from the 7/12 SS insert (you can purchase them off Ebay if you don't have that many)
Spend $10.00, get $10.00 ECBs
=FREE after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 Stayfree Pads $5/ea, get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 1)

Deal Idea:
-Use B1G1 FREE coupon from 6/28 SS insert, PLUS
-Use $1/1 coupon HERE or HERE
Spend $4.00, get $5.00 ECBs
=FREE + $1 profit after coupons and ECBs

Buy $10 in Skippy, Ragu, Hellmann’s or Lipton Tea, get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
(Better deal at Walgreens)
$1/2 Ragu coupons HERE or HERE (Prints in Spanish...unlimited prints?)
$.50/1 Skippy from the 8/2 RP insert

Thanks, CSw/M

Schwans FREE $10 worth of food - HURRY!!

HURRY - Schwan’s Food Service is offering $10 in free food to the first 500,000 people starting today, August 1st.

Choose any item for $10 or less from their online store and it will be delivered to your door for FREE. The offer is limited to one offer per household. **Note: You can only choose 1 item $10 or less, so I chose something as close to $10 as possible to get the best deal.

I purchased a 2-lb bag of chicken nuggets ($9.99) for FREE!!! I can't wait to try this out.

Go HERE for more details.

Thanks, Common Sense with Money