Proverbs 15:16

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Updating

Okay, couponers, I'm going to try to revive this site a little more.  I definitely won't be able to post as religiously as when I started, but I admit it, I've been finding some pretty great deals lately and haven't posted them.

Now when I find the reallllly good deals, I'll be posting them.  At LEAST that.

If you miss reading my posts, you can read some things from me of a different flavor at http://novelin100days.blogspot.com/

I'm trying to write a novel in 100 days, thus less time to post on couponing.  My credential classes also start back up in September alongside student teaching and a possible part time job... yikes!!

I miss you, couponers.  I'll be posting here more often.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Why I Don't Buy

It's been so long since I've updated this, I'm feeling really bad!
So here are a couple money saving tips that I practice on a regular basis, and I'm continually try to learn more.

-I never buy envelopes
     -Take this generic envelope shown below.  I got this envelope for free, that's right! free.  I pay my bills
      online, so when I receive bills in the mail with correspondence envelopes included, I save the
      envelopes, and don't ever have to buy them.  I admit, I bought some at Staples for a dollar during
      their dollar days back before I learned this handy tip, but these days, I just open my bills!

-I cut my fabric softeners in half
     -Most people I know use fabric softeners more than once, which is a great way to save on money.
      An added savings is to cut those fabric softeners in half.  By cutting them in half, your laundry still
      receives all the benefits, but you have twice as many!  I still use them more than once, too.  My
      laundry comes out the same as it would had I used a whole sheet, so you're getting 50% off the cost!


What sorts of money saving strategies do you use?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Much Delayed Vons Deal

Sorry for the long gap there!

I'm not sure I'll be able to update again soon, but I did say I was going to update about my Vons deal, so here it is.

Went to Vons a couple of weeks ago, spent $51 and saved $50!

I got some top sirloin that was originally $29.58 for $8!!  It was on sale per pound for about $10, and I had a $2 off coupon!

It was the yummiest stroganoff I've ever had too!

Sorry for the lack of updates.  Make sure you're checking out those blogs on my blogroll.  A bunch of amazing women who keep up their blogs!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our House

How neglectful am I?!
I totally forgot to even post about this:  Cutie Husband and I are in escrow!

We are purchasing (God willing) a beautiful home in a neighborhood we love!

Escrow should close within the month.

Sorry I forgot to update about that!

Life's been crazy between schooling and work and getting a house.

Anyhow, I thought especially those who gave advice would be interested to know.

Wait 'til you hear about my Vons trip from today...  it was amazing!  My top sirloin deal is enough to get hats off from any couponer!  I got another great "check-your-receipt-before-you-leave-the-parking-lot" stories again too!  This time, Cutie Husband caught our error!

I'll try to post that soon.  In the meantime, make sure you check out the blogs on my blogroll.  Some amazing women out there saving those hard-earned dollars!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This Week in Cutie News

Just got back from the grocery where I spent $60 at Vons and saved $40.  I was very pleased with this total because all that we buy at the grocery store now is things for dinner, really.  We almost never purchase toiletries etcetera at the grocery store anymore.

This price for dinners for the week was fantastic in my opinion.

Some of what we wound up buying was:

4 Hass Avocados at $1 each
London Broil at $1.97/lb, our's was around $8 total and that will give us one meal for just us two and another meal for us AND Cutie Sister-in-law #1 and Cutie Brother
Macaroni and Cheese was 4/$5, which wasn't great but because I'm in school I need quick easy to throw together makeshift meals
A gallon of milk

Campbell’s Condensed Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup, 10.75 oz, $.50 (We used a printable $1/2 coupon to get these FREE!  I'm going to try to print some more and get a couple more when I go back to the store tomorrow for my rain-checked crab meat)

V8 Red or V-Fusion Juice, 46 oz, $2.49 (Limit 8)
Use $.50 from 3/14 SS
Use $1 V8 V-Fusion Coupon and here
Final Price: $1.49

Prego Pasta Sauce, 23-.5-24 oz, $1.25 (Limit 4)
Use $.50/2 from 2/7 SS
Final Price: $.75

Russet Potatoes, 10 lb, $.99 ea (Limit 2)

Trans Ocean Crab Classic, 8 oz, $.99 (Limit 2) (We got rain-checked on this 'til tomorrow)

Use $1 Trans Ocean Coupon
Final Price: Free

Knorr Lipton Rice or Pasta Sides, 4.3-6.4 oz, $.89 (Limit 10)


Rancher’s Reserve Top Round London Broil, $1.77 lb
Use $2/$10 Rancher’s Reserve Coupon (Christian Clippers!)

So one of my hugest struggles is finding meals to coordinate with the sales.  This requires extreme flexibility on meal planning, but knowing when flexible ends and breaking the bank begins.  You have to be able to change things up if you find a better deal, but recognize that just because one component of a meal is on sale, does not mean that the rest of the ingredients won't be pricey.

So this week in meals:


Tuesday:  Tacos

Wednesday: Leftover Corn and Crab Chowder

Thursday: Taquitos

Friday: Variety Night 

(I usually leave one night open to finish up leftovers or go out or to a friend's for dinner)

So originally I planned to make Poppyseed Chicken Casserole (delicious, if you were wondering!!!).  But I found that not many of the ingredients for this meal would be on a great sale.  When we got to the store, I saw that london broil was indeed marked on sale and was just unbeatable.

Side Note!!  Anytime that I see london broil on a good sale ($2/lb or less) I always snatch it up because this will produce two meals for us!  Tacos and taquitos, both of which are pretty easy.

So in addition to the meat sale, potatoes were on an unbeatable sale: great for my chowder, great for my tacos (I put potatoes in my taco meat just like Cutie Mom).

Knorr pasta and rice sides were on sale, so I got two sides of taco rice, which will be great for both tacos and taquitos.  I love when one sale covers more than one meal!

Hass avocados were on sale, so there's some homemade guacomole for the taquitos!  Now, even though they're not very ripe I bought them anyways because in guacomole, you smash them so they don't need to be too ripe.  Plus, we're not using them 'til Thursday, perfect!

The entire chowder idea came about when I saw that crab meat was on sale.  Crab meat is such a treat that it's good to buy it when it's on such a good sale, or in this case free!

So despite my preconceived notions of what I would like to cook this week, I was willing to change it up a little bit to get the better deals.  You cannot have cemented meal plans when you coupon.  You can have a plan, but you must be willing to alter your plan a little bit here and there.

Hope this helps anyone who has a hard time figuring out how to meal plan on the spot in the middle of aisle 7!  It took me a while to figure it out myself.

Remember, couponing is about saving yourself money, it shouldn't be stressful.  If you need to buy something but don't have a coupon, don't worry, just get it.  You won't always have a coupon for everything.  And don't buy something just because you have a coupon!!  You're trying to save money, not throw it away on things you have no use for.  Resist the temptation!

And if you're a big couponer like me, you'll often end up with those coupons you won't use.  I give my coupons away freely.  Cutie Mom and Cutie Sister-in-law #1 end up with many of those coupons I just won't use.  If you're even braver, look in the grocery carts of people behind and in front of you.  If you happen to see something you have a coupon for, offer it to them.  They'll appreciate the gesture, and you don't have to waste a coupon.

Enjoy!!  I know we will!  ;]

Check back later in the week for photo postings of my chowder, tacos, and (hopefully) taquitos!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Kmart Double Deals

Kmart is doubling coupons right now up to $2.  This means LOTS of free stuff!!  And lots of stuff for around $.50 or so too.

I've spent the last two days rummaging through Kmart getting deals I already knew about, and scavenging for extras!

Now, I signed Cutie Husband up for a rewards card AND Cutie Mom, so I was able to have the cashiers (they were really nice at my store both days) use different numbers for the different transactions.

Here's how I did across five transactions:

#1)
This transaction was a little harry, being my first one.  I wasn't sure the order to do things in, and it ended up being a bit of a mess.
In the end, they accidentally charged me for one product that was supposed to be on the other transaction, but willingly reimbursed me later that evening after I found the error.  Word to the wise: CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE PARKING LOT!!!!

So here's what I got:

Right Guard Total defense 2/$5
Used $2/2 coupon
Final Price: $.50 each, so $1

Degree Girl or for Men Deodorant $2.99
Use $1.25/1 HERE or HERE
Final Price: .49 each, bought 2 so $.98


Soft Scrub Total $2.99 (Accidentally not pictured here, but on the next transaction)
Use $1.50/1 from 3/7 RP
Final Price: Free

 #2)

 Remember, the Soft Scrub was on the last transaction.  :]

Jergens Lotion $3
Use $1/1 3/7 SS
Final Price: $1

Gillette Body Wash $4.49
Use $2/1 from 3/7 P&G
Final Price: .49

 Degree Girl or for Men Deodorant $2.99
Use $1.25/1 HERE or HERE
Final Price: .49

Dove Ultimate Deodorant $3.79
Use $2/1 HERE
Final Price: FREE


Suave Deodorant $1.99
Use .75/1 from 3/14 SS
Final Price: .49

Total at register: $16.95
Total paid out of pocket: $3.00
Total savings: $13.95

#3)

Gillette Custom 3 Plus, 4ct $5.49
Use $2/1 (different varieties listed)
Final Price: $1.80

Total at register: $5.97
Total paid out of pocket: $1.80
Total savings: $4.17

 #4)


Revlon Tweezers $1.99
Revlon Nail Files $1.49

Use $1/1 Beauty Tool from 3/7 SS (expires 4/10)
Final Price: FREE



Dove Ultimate Deodorant $3.79
Use $2/1 HERE
Final Price: FREE

 Ziploc Containers 2/$5
Use $1.50/2 coupon
Final Price: $1 each, so $2

Total at register: $15.84
Total paid out of pocket: $4.08
Total savings: $11.76

#5)

 Clean and Clear Astringent $4.49
Use $2/1 Clean & Clear Product printable
Final Price: $0.49
Total at register: $4.88
Total paid out of pocket: $.71
Total savings: $4.17

 

Altogether, throughout all of my transactions:

Total at register: $57.61
Total paid out of pocket: $12.27
Total savings: $45.34

 79% Savings

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Deals

So I had some amazing finds at Kmart today as my family celebrated Easter yesterday. As much saving as we all do, aren't we most thankful for the saving Jesus did when He died on the cross for our sins! Praise God!!!

So tomorrow, check back for some amazing deals I scored from Kmart. I also did massive amounts of laundry at my mom's house, so maybe I'll post some pictures of giant laundry piles, you never know.

I was also able to score an absolutely fantastic deal on some razors, and discovered some leniency in the coupon policy. Come back tomorrow, and I'll update you!

Have a great rest of your Easter, and thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy!!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Kmart Super Doubles Event

Kmart is going to be doubling coupons up to $2 in value start Sunday though April 10, so I've already picked out my deals!
My Frugal Adventures has way more deals than shown here!
Enjoy!!


Soft Scrub Total $2.99
Use $1.50/1 from 3/7 RP
Final Price: Free
Gillette Body Wash $4.49
Use $2/1 from 3/7 P&G
Final Price: .49

Glade Sense and Spray $3.50
Use $3/1 from 3/28 SS
Final Price: .50 (this won’t count toward your 5 item limit PLUS you can submit for the rebate HERE for $5 when you buy 3!)
Suave Deodorant $1.99
Use .75/1 from 3/14 SS
Final Price: .49
Degree Girl or for Men Deodorant $2.99
Use $1.25/1 HERE or HERE

Final Price: .49

Lysol Neutra Air $3.65
Use $1.50/1 from 3/7 SS (expires 4/5!)
Final Price: .65

Reach Toothbrush $2.01-2.84
Use $1/1 from 3/7 RP or HERE

Final Price: .01-.84

Reach Toothbrush $2.01-2.84
Use $1/1 from 3/7 RP or HERE

Final Price: .01-.84

Jergens Lotion $3
Use $1/1 3/7 SS
Final Price: $1

Dove Ultimate Deodorant $4.69
Use $2/1 HERE

Final Price: .69

Glade Relaxing Moments Air Freshener $2.99
Use $1/1 from 2/28 SS
Final Price: .99 and submit rebate HERE
for $5 when you buy 3

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Super Deal Day!

I got a bunch of those fantastic deals I was going for!  All but the Biz laundry detergent, but supplemented those with some other great deals I found!

So here's how and what I did:

Target:

Glade Scented Oil Candles, $2.54
Used: $2/2 coupon, also applied to below
Final Price:  $1.54

Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder, $2.99
Used: $2/2 coupon, also applied to above
Final Price:  $1.99

Glade Fragrance Collection Candle, $$2.54
Used: $2 off any Glade Product from the coupon booklet they mailed me
Final Price:  $.54

Total at register: $8.78
Total paid out of pocket: $4.78
Total savings: $4.00

Rite Aid:
I had to go to Rite Aid two different times because the first Rite Aid didn't have one of the products I needed.
So here we go!

#1 Trip

Soleil Twilight Razors, $4.99
Used: $2/1 coupon
          $2 SCR (single check rebate, sent at the end of the month)
Final Price:  $.99 after rebate, OOP was $2.99

Air Wick Imotion Scented Oil, $9.99 50% off ($4.99)
Used:  $4/1 coupon
Final Price: $.99


Total at register: $15.85
Total paid out of pocket: $4.85
Total savings: $11.00
 
 
#2 Trip

Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System, $14.99 50% off ($7.49)
Used:  $5/1 manufacturer's coupon
           $1 ad value coupon
 Final Price:  $1.49

I bought a Snickers as well because I wasn't sure if you could have more coupons than products (I know at Walgreens you can't) so I just figured I'd add it in anyways.

Snickers, $.88
On sale for $.50

Total at register: $15.87
Total paid out of pocket: $2.65
Total savings: $13.22
 
 
 
TOTAL

Total at register: $40.50
Total paid out of pocket: $12.28
Total savings: $28.22





Monday, March 29, 2010

Target Deal

So here was my deal at Target the other day:

3 Kotex, $1.02 each, $3.06
Used: 3 $1/1 coupons
Paid: $.06

Dial Complete, $1.82
Used:  1 $.35/1 Target coupon and $.35/1 manufacturer's coupon

Total at register: $4.88
Total paid out of pocket: $1.18
Total savings: $3.70
 
76% savings

Deals I'm Working On

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get several deals:

Target
#1)  Biz Laundry Detergent

Right now, Biz Laundry Detergent is 2/$5 at Big Lots.  If your particular Target agrees to price matching, you can pick this product up at Target for $2.50.  In the 3/28 SS, there is a coupon for $3/1 Biz detergent.  There is also a printable $2/1 coupon here.
In the end, you can pick up two laundry for $.50.
Most Target establishments will lower the value of a coupon, so they can lower the one for $3.
I would most definitely (and plan to!) bring a copy of Target' coupon policy, as with most establishments.

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!













Rite Aid
#2)  Bic Soleil, Advance or Hybrid $4.99
 $2 SCR (A monthly rebate for all rebate-qualifying products)
Use $2/1 from SS 3/28
Final Price: $.99











#3)  Lysol No Touch Hand Soap 50% off  $7.50 ($14.99)
Make sure to check your local ad, because this deal seems to be regional
Use $1/1 ad perk coupon
Use $5/1 from 3/28 SS
Final Price:  $1.50








Thanks, For The Mommas!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Remind Me to Post

I recently made a pretty neat purchase at Target where I paid tax for three items, and $.50 for another.  I'll be posting that soon!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hot Deal - Rite Aid Toilet Paper

Rite Aid:











What we got:
15 rolls of Angel Soft (3 bought last night, 12 bought today)
$2.19
On sale for $.79 per package

Vitamin Shampoo:
$6.99
On sale for 50% off
Mail in rebate makes this product FREE

CQ Nail Polish
$2.99
On sale for $.74

Total at register: $36.22
Total paid out of pocket: $14.91
Total savings: $21.35
































This is where we're storing our toilet paper!!  Yikes, we need a housey!!
With any luck, that will be soon because we've been looking at houses, and are going to put an offer in on two houses tonight!!!
Hopefully all this couponing will help us afford the right kind of home!

Kotex U Sample Pack

You can sign up for this sample pack here.

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Bath & Body Works Deal












I printed off my two coupons (1) and (2), and took them to Bath and Body Works last night.  I paid $3.26 for two bottles of hand sanitizer, $1.63 each.  I got a spearmint lip gloss valued at $7.50 and a body spray valued at $5 each for free!
Enjoy!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Walgreens Matchups

Bic Highlighters .49 with in ad coupon
Use $1/2 Bic Stationary products from 8/9 SS
Final Price: 2 for Free

Colgate Total $3.99
Get $3.99 Register Reward
Use $1/1 from 3/7 SS
Final price: $1 moneymaker

FREE - Bath & Body Works Lip Care Item for Students

I can't believe I didn't post this when I found it!!  Sorry guys!  Well, Cutie Snisser is coming to hang out today, so I'm printing one off for her too.  They definitely work!
Here is the link for a coupon for a free lip care item with any purchase.  If you purchase the $.50 hand sanitizer carrying case, you can get $8 worth of product for $.50!!  I usually buy hand sanitizer itself because I love it and I use it always.

You do need to have a student ID!

Enjoy!!

Thanks, Printable Coupons!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Target Trip

What we got:

Clorox Toilet Wand:  $10.69
Kotex: $1.02
Dial: $1.37
Two blocks of Kraft Cheddar (not pictured): $2.19 each, or $4.38

What we used:

Clorox Toilet Wand:
-$5 off coupon
-$5 rebate (I'm still trying to figure out how to send it in, my upc code is one digit too long for the form)
Kotex: $1/1
Cheese: $1/1
Dial: $1/1

Total at register: $17.82
Total paid out of pocket: $8.52 before rebate, $3.52 after rebate
Total savings: $14.30 after rebate
 
80% Savings

Walgreens Trip

What we got:

Dawn Dish Soap: $1.49
Glade 3-wick 10 oz. Candle: $10.99

What we used:

Dawn Dish Soap:
-On sale for $.99
-Manufacturer's coupon for $.50 off Dawn with Hand Renewal
Glade Candle:
-On sale for $5.99
-Manufacturer's coupon for $3 off
-Walgreens coupon for $2 off

Total at register: $13.59
Total paid out of pocket: $2.09
Total savings: $11.50

A grand total of 85% savings!!

Staples Deals

At Staples, we were able to get two packs of envelopes, white erase markers, and a full ream of copy paper for $9.79 out of pocket.  We signed up for our rebate, however, and are going to receive a $4.99 refund.  Thus, for all that, out of pocket we paid $4.80.

What we got:



Markers:$3.29
Two packs of envelopes: $3.99 each, or $7.98
One ream of paper: $5.99
 
Because of Dollar Days, we paid:
Markers: $1
Envelopes: $1 each, or $2
Paper: $1

Total at register: $14.29
Total paid out of pocket: $9.78 before rebate, $4.79 after rebate
Total savings: $9.50
 
67% savings

Vons Trip

Cutie Husband and I went to Vons last Sunday, and because we actually needed certain things, we didn't do so great.  We paid $30.83, and saved a pitiful (very few coupons!) $8.97.  However, considering the fact that we only paid $30.83 for a whole week of groceries, I was excited.
I realized that we may not save as much at Vons, but that's because we're using all of our coupons elsewhere, getting the great deals, and sparing ourselves the need to buy these products at Vons.  This thought comforted me.  We had just one coupon for our coffee creamer for $.75 off, "doubled" to $1 off.  Our club card saved us the rest.

This was a savings of a measly 23%.

No pictures of this trip because we were in a rush to get back out the door.  We threw the refridgerated things in the fridge, and left everything else on the kitchen floor until we got back home, thus no photos.  We just basically got bottled water, milk, coffee creamer, chips, and bread plus a couple of extras.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Remind Me to Post

Here are a few things you can expect to see posted over the coming week:

I got my hotbook from hotprints.com, and while our mail carrier careless bent it, I'm still very pleased and excited to have actually received it!  I can't wait to set up for my March book!  One free per month!!  If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here to read all about it (Thank you, Mrs. Moneysaver!).  I will post pictures of it so you can see it.

Cutie Husband and I went to Staples and scored some great products at great bargains!  I love their dollar days!

We also went to Walgreens, and while that trip was the biggest disappointment, Cutie Husband was so kind as to drive me all the way to the other Walgreens so we could try our luck there.

We went to Target, and I got some great things.  I still need to figure out my rebate for the Clorox Toilet Wand (my upc has one too many digits!!!), but I was glad with what we purchased there.

As soon as Cutie Husband and I go house hunting, you can expect to hear a lot out of me about that!!

Cutie Husband and I also had a trip to Vons this weekend, but unfortunately most of what we got did not coincide with an awesome coupon deal.  We saved a little, but not much.


In light of all our recent trips, I will also need to update our savings counter in the top left corner!!  That's one of my favorite things to calculate!!  It's the tiniest bit of Cutie Snisser in me...  she's an accountant!  I hope I make her proud with that little box!  Then again, it's likely more the teacher in me!

Make sure to check back, because these things are all so exciting (at least to me!)!

Enjoy!!

Kmart Super Doubles

For The Mommas has blown me away!  I was looking at a couple of the posts from the last time that Kmart did a super double event, and she scored amazing amounts of products!  Here is the tentative list for the participating stores.  
Shannon says, though, that it is really chaotic figuring out whether they actually are participating or not.
Even to verify, I tried calling one of my local stores, and the store member said that they get an e-mail the week before letting them know.  The employees had even less insight than I did about the event, so my advice is don't save your coupons until the week before!
If your store does participate, however, this sounds like an AMAZING thing!!!  I'll be collecting high value coupons just for this and figuring out the nearest participating store!!!
Enjoy!!

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Kraft First Taste: Free Philadelphia Minis

I think this offer may be reduced to a discounting coupon by now, but go see if you qualify for the freebie!  These go quick though, so hurry!

If you get the coupon, it's a dollar off a four pack, so decide whether you think it's worth the printer ink!  I looove cream cheese, and the only thing that could make it better is if it was easily transportable!  So worth it for me.
Enjoy!!

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Sadly Slacking!

I am very sorry that I have been slacking the past few days!!  

Cutie Husband and I have been to three stores over the past weekend, and we weren't able to score all the deals we'd hoped for.  However, we did get some amazing stuff!!  

Unfortunately, after the second Walgreens we went to, we just took what we could get!  I plan to go back every once in a while this month to try to swindle them into doing the deals the way they're meant to be (ridiculous that I have to swindle them to do what they're supposed to!), but they get very touchy about ringing in a zero total.  They told me it wouldn't let me ring in a total of $.99 for the shampoo, but yet they did it for the candle!!  Go figure...

Anyhow, my schooling program is in full swing.  This is the fifth week out of nine, so I am halfway done with my first of five or six sessions.

I am sad to report that this is the norm, I think.  So once every nine weeks at about the same time during my schooling, you will notice a steep drop-off in my postings.  A lot of things are changing right now too, so that may cause some definite and noticeable changes in my blogging.  I'm trying to have a positive attitude, so if you're a praying person, shoot a quick one up for me (and poor Cutie Husband who has to deal with my freak outs here and there!!)  :]

I will do my best to keep up, and I have a TON of exciting things that have flooded my mailbox the past few days.
 
I will try to get on here and post up those pictures this week, but please be patient!

I know I have very few people who regularly check up on my blog, and I want you guys to come back!!

Don't worry, I am not stopping my blog, I have just been swamped with lesson planning and observing, yikes!
Check back this week for a major bottleneck of postings I should've been keeping up on!!  :]

As always, please enjoy!! my site, and come check back Friday or so, I'll try to post at least a couple of my bargains by then, and maybe a couple of freebies!!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Birthday Freebies

Here was an article posted on Yahoo! today.  It shows where to get the best birthday freebies.  Black Angus is amazing!!  And if you ask me, it's worth it to get older just for all the free ice cream you can get, yeah baby!!  Cutie Mom would love those!
You can see all the freebies here.
Enjoy!!

The Game Plan

Today, Cutie Husband and I are going our scavenging for deals!!  I've made my lists, and hopefully all goes as planned.  As of now, here's the idea:

Walgreens:
  • Transaction #1
    • 6 Kleenex with (2) $.50/3 coupons 
    • $3 RR (my first transaction with Register Rewards ever, I'm trying to be brave, but I'm so nervous!!)
      • The Kleenex are B1G1 for $1.99each, $.50/3
      • Total at register will be $11.94
      • After deals, it will be $4.97 OOP, $1.97 with the RR
  • Transaction #2
    • Dial travel size, $1 off coupon, should be FREE!
    • Tylenol, $2 off coupon and $1.50 off coupon from March Coupon Booklet should be FREE
    • John Frieda Hair Care, $2 off from March Coupon Booklet, and $3 off from 3/7 SS should be $.99
    • Dawn Hand Renewal is $.99, with $.50/1 coupon from 3/7 P&G
    • Glade 3-wick, 10 oz. candle, $3.99 after Walgreens coupon, $3.00 coupon should be $.99
    • Russel Stover eggs should be $.29 on sale, used as a filler item
Staples:
  • Envelopes - 25 for $1 (maybe will buy two of those!!)
  • White board markers - $1, will look at those to see if they're really a good deal.. teachers can't have too many!
  • Hammermill printer paper - $1 after rebate
Target: 
  • Clorox Toilet Wand, with $5/1 coupon and $5 rebate, should be free!
  • Almay Make-up Removal Pads with $2 off coupon, should be free
  • Cheddar Cheese, we'll have to see if they have what we need, should be $.50 each for 2
Vons:
  • Butter if it's on any kind of a sale
  • Water, without a sale
  • Milk, without a sale
  • Ivory soap, 3 count for free with our $1/1 coupon
  • Tornadoes taquitos, just so we can receive $10 off our next purchase


These are our deals, hopefully we can score as many of them as possible!!
Check back to see how we did!

Free Ivory Soap at Vons This Week

Ivory Soap 3 count is on sale at Vons this week for 10 for $10.  There there was a coupon from P&G (not sure the date) for $1.00 off Ivory, Safeguard, or Zest body wash or bar packs.  Buy one, and voila! it's free.
Enjoy!!

Staples Dollar Days

Oh wow, Cutie Sister-In-Law #2 and I love Staples Dollar Days!!  Cutie Husband and I are heading over today to get some must-need stock up items, and I'm calling Cutie-SIL #2 right now to tell her about it!

$1.00 items
  • Quarlet Dry-erase markers 4 pack, reg. priced $3.29  (teaching supplies!  gotta take a look at those)
  • Staples dry-erase board eraser, reg. priced $2.99
  • Staples Pull and Seal envelopes 25 pack, reg. priced $3.49 (so getting these!)
  • Avery Glue Sticks 3 pack, reg. priced $2.49
  • Staples 3 hole binder punch, reg. price $3.99 
Enjoy!!
Thanks, Good Deal Mama!

Dial Coupon

Coupon for $1 off dial liquid soap or body wash.  To print them, just head here.
I've heard if you can find Dial trial size, it only costs $.99, so you can get a product free.  Make sure to be confident with your coupons on that one though, letting the checker know that it does not say it must be used on full size products.  I read the fine print, and this can be used on anything.



Enjoy!!
Thanks, Saving and Giving!

Free Full Size John Frieda

Free full size shampoo and conditioner from John Frieda, while supplies last.  You know I signed up for this one!
Enjoy!
Thanks, For The Mommas!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Mailbox Mania and Mall Madness!

Tonight was such an incredibly fun night!!  Not only did Cutie Husband and I go to the mall to redeem my free Victoria's Secret underwear coupon and my buy any item receive a free specified other item from Bath and Body Works, but when we got home to check the mail, our mailbox was crammed!

We spent the first part of the night making our way through the crowded mall - geez that place had teenagers coming out the freaking windows!).  After a fun time eating out at Olive Garden to celebrate Cutie Husband passing a really crazy test that will help him be eligible to promote at his job, we went home.  I persuaded Cuthie Husband to check the mail (yay!) and it was just packed full of goodies!  As he was walking back to the car, a pink parcel caught my eye, and I was already excited!!  I practically pounced on him when he got back in the car!

So here is what we scored tonight!!

 First check from Pinecone Research!!  Anyone who has doubts, doubt no longer!!  It might be small, but this was my first month and I signed up at the end of the month.  If you EVER have the chance to sign up for this company (and I'll try to jump on the link for the sign-up page when it comes available) do it without hesitation!!  It's amazing!  I literally spent 10 minutes on a survey.  Nice!

 
Birds Eye coupons, great deal!  We try to eat veggies whenever we can with dinner since fruit goes bad so quickly.  Gotta get the healthy wherever ya can!

 

A little Kashi anyone?

 

Poise products and coupons... Yeah, I don't need em, so what?!  :]

 Finally, my mall madness.  Free underwear, bought the hand sanitizer for $1.50 because I will actually use it, and got the verbena lime coconut body spray FREE with my coupon!


Absolutely a great night, and had such lovely conversation with Cutie Husband at dinner.

Now this is long overdue.  I just looked at my receipt and realized the shopping day for this was last Sunday...  I didn't exactly know how to post all this, so I put it off.  Here was my Sunday Vons trip!




What I got:

Two crowns of broccoli
Two sticks of cream cheese
One can of chicken brother

General Shopping:

Whipped cream cheese
Two V-8 fusion
Two Right Guard deoderant
One tub of Folger's
One tub of Nesquik
5 boxes of macaroni and cheese (MEGA DEAL)
One box of fruit crisps (they didn't take my coupon because it printed badly, but they looked so good!  
        Splurge item!)
One 48 oz. bag of macaroni noodles
Two boxes of penne
Two boxes of Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats
One box of Blueberry Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats
One liter of Pepsi

Coupons we used:
We had a coupon for the Right Guard making them $.50 each
We had a coupon for the V-8 making them $1.50 each
The Pepsi was a special-spend-$10-pay-$.49-cents-for-this-item
The macaroni and cheese was on sale for $.50 a box, and we used our $1/5 coupon, making each box $.30
We had a coupon for the frosted mini wheats making those around $1.50 each

Total at register: $65.99
Total paid out of pocket: $45.33
Total savings: $20.66
This wasn't necessarily our best shopping trip ever, but we got a lot of things we needed!  The Folger's and Nesquik we didn't have coupons for, and those alone cost around $15.  I'm still working on getting the best deals at the grocery store, however if I'm able to do more of the basics shopping at Walgreen's so cheap, my grocery store prices will only go down and down!



















Friday, March 05, 2010

Coupon for a Free Dove Product

Upload a video at the Dove website and give them your thoughts on  Dove BodyWash with Nutrium Moisture and you will get a coupon for a FREE Dove Hair Care product (up to a $6.25 value).


Thanks, For The Mommas and Mojo Savings!

FREE Clorox Toilet Wand

With a rebate, you can get the Clorox Toilet Wand FREE.
Get the $5 off coupon here, and get the $5 rebate here.
It costs about $9.99 at Target, so it'll be FREE or close to it!!

Thanks, For The Mommas!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Free Emergen-C Sample

As a teacher in a credentialing program, we got into a discussion tonight about health hazards with little germy kids.  Our teacher was talking about this product, and I had remembered seeing something about free samples!
Thus, here is the link.
Remember, use your account just for these things, not your regular e-mail address!
Enjoy!!



Search & WinBy the way, look at what I snagged for searching about this product!  Woo hoo!!  If you're not already signed up for Swagbucks, I suggest you do!  If you're not sure what Swagbucks is, look at my post here.

Coupon for Free Bath and Body Works

FREE B&BW Signature Collection Travel Size Item coupon

Click on over here to print your coupon for a free travel size item with any purchase!!  Because I use their hand sanitizer anyway (for $1 or $1.50 each) this is a great deal!!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Kindle Free Reads!

I was very excited to see this post on Deal Seeking Mom's site because my sister got a Kindle for Christmas!  She's going on a long flight soon, and was looking for some good reads.  So Cutie Snisser, this is for you!!!