Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Target Deals week of 12/7/08

Ok i see 3 good deals this week.

Keebler cookies are on sale for $2.50 each. Buy 5 get a $5 Target GC back
Use this coupon for $1/1 and pay .50 per box after coupons and GC!!!!

FREE Rayovac batteries
These are regularly found in the $1 spot at target. Use this coupon and get them for free!!!

FREE Air Wick Lumin Air Candles
Candles are priced at $4.99. Use the $5/1 coupon from the 12/07 insert and get them for free!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Britax Marathon for $42.99!!!!!

Target has the granite (gray) Marathon online for $42.99 w/free shipping!!! This item is backordered and will not ship for 4-8 weeks. Your card will not be charged until your order is processed and shipped:)

They also have the cow print for $59.

These carseats were manufactured before March 2008 and will rearface up to 33 lbs(the newer ones go up to 35lbs) They will forward face up to 65 lbs!!!! Remeber carseats expire 6 years after the date of manufacture.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

*FREE* Glade Scented Oil Candles at Target!!!!

Target is running a deal where when you buy 4 Glade Holiday items you receive a $5 Gift card back. The Holiday scented oil candles come in Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Gingerbread, and Glistening Snow scents.

Buy 4 Scented Oil Candles @ $2.50 each
Use 2 BOGO coupons available here and as peelies on some of the candles.
Pay $5 + tax and get a $5 gift card back (that can be used on more candles)

****There are also $2/1 blinkies available at some krogers near the Glade products and $2/1 and $1.50/1 blinkies and peelies out!!!****
This could be a money maker!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Publix BOGO Deals and Coupon Matchups 10/30-11/5

Quick Publix Facts:
  • Publix will accept Internet Printable coupons(IP) up to $1 in value
  • Coupons up to .50 face value will be doubled
  • ALWAYS get a rain check if they are out of something.
  • Typically the "blinkie" machines throughout the store reflect future sales. So if you see coupons for something you will use, grab a couple bc it will probably be on sale within the next month:)

Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice BOGO -save up to $1.59
$1/2 IP coupon here

Barilla Pasta Sauce BOGO -save up to $2.75

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes BOGO -save up to $1.29

Nestlé Hot Cocoa Mix BOGO -save up to $1.99
.75/1 IP here

Pop-Secret Premium Popcorn BOGO -save up to $5.43
$1/1 GM peelie

Totino's Pizza Rolls BOGO -save up to $4.19
.35/1 IP here

Ore-Ida Steam 'n Mash Potatoes BOGO -save up to $3.99
$1/1 IP here
Buy 3 Get One Free Ore-Ida frozen potatoes coupon in Publix "Fresh, Flavorful and Frozen" booklet
Various $1/1 coupons out some from recent inserts and also blinkies on the freezer doors

More to come later......

Friday, October 24, 2008

Money Makers at Kroger

Glade Scented Oil Warmers produce $4 catalina when you buy 1. Buy 2 @ $4.49 each. Use 1 BOGO coupon. Pay $4.xx out of pocket. Get $8 back good on your next order!!!! $3.XX Money Maker

Fleischmans Yeast strips produce .50 catalina when you buy 1. Buy 2 @$1.99. Use .45/1 coupon (doubles so it takes .90 off) and BOGO coupon. Pay $1.09 for 2 get back (2) .50 catalinas that will double since they are considered manufacturers coupons!!!! .91 Money Maker

Johnsons Baby Oil-small bottles produce $1 catalina when you buy 1. Buy 3 @ $1.89 and use $3/3 Johnsons products manufacturer coupon. Pay $2.67 and get back (3) $1 catalinas AND a coupon for $3/3 johnsons products!!!! .43 Money Maker PLUS you get an identical coupon back!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I got Tagged!!!!


mama2ce from Little People Wealth tagged me!!!!

7 Random facts about me:
  1. I used to believe that if i couldnt see something it didnt exist. Also if I could not see YOU, you did not exist. LOL...i thought this til i was about 12....
  2. I used to coach competitive gymnastics and miss it:(
  3. I have a home based small business where i sew cloth diapers and accessories, cloth mama pads, childrens clothing and whatever else strikes my fancy.
  4. I have been to Argentina and Mexico on missions trips and love experiencing other cultures.
  5. I was on the puppet team at church in high school.
  6. I have managed to save an average of 90% off our grocery bills just with couponing.
  7. I have a form of anemia/autoimmune disorder that has stumped dozens of doctors for over 5 years.

7 People im tagging:

  1. Deal Seeking Mom
  2. Bearfoot and Pregnant - my big sis!!!!
  3. The Thrifty Mama
  4. Thats Just Nifty Thrifty
  5. Dimely Design
  6. Savvy Saving Momma
  7. So Cal Saver

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I love BOGO at Publix!!!....Even though the cashiers regularly have siezures when i pull out my coupons:)

4 Farm Rich French Toast Sticks $3.29 BOGO
2-.75/1 coupons
1- $1/1 coupon4
Frosted Mini Wheats $3.99 BOGO
4-$1/1 coupons
2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.59 BOGO
2-$1/1 coupons
1 Horizon Chocolate Milk half gallon $4.19
$1/1 coupon
5 Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes $1.75
5 Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes 3/$4
3 Muir Glen Tomato Sauces .89
6-$1/2 Publix coupons
11-.75/1 coupons
2-$1/1 coupons
2 Honey Nut Cheerios bowls $1
2-$1/1 coupons
2 Celeste frozen pizzas $1.69 BOGO
$1/2 publix coupon
1 Progresso chicken broth $2.59
$1/1 coupon
2 swansons broth $1.25
$1/2 coupon
1 swansons chicken stock $2.89
$1/1 coupon

Before coupons w/ tax $77.xx
After coupons $20.xx

AND ill get a $10 rebate from Kelloggs for the Frosted Mini Wheats

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Publix deals 10/16/08-10/22/08

complete deals and matchups here

BOGO Deals

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal -save up to $3.99

$1/1 printables here , here , and here
$1 per box after coupons
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks-save up to $2.59
$1/1 GM peelies
.50/2 manufacturers coupon from 10/5 insert
.30-.80 per box after coupons
McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix -save up to $1.39
General Mills Chex Mix-save up to $2.89
.50/1 manufacturers coupon from 9/7/08 insert
.45 each after coupons
Lender's Bagels-save up to $1.95
.75/1 couopn found in Toss for Cash Publix coupon book
.23 each after coupons
Farm Rich French Toast Sticks -save up to $3.29
.75/1 coupon here
.90 each after coupons
Kellogg's Cereal -save up to $4.29
$1/1 coupons-see links for Frosted Mini Wheats
$1.15 each after coupons
Quaker Oatmeal to Go Breakfast Bars-save up to $3.19
$1/1 coupon from recent insert
.60 each after coupons
Fast Fixin' Chicken Breast Nuggets -save up to $5.99
$1/1 printabled here
$2 each after coupons

Saturday, October 11, 2008

CVS deals October 12-18

ECB Deals

$5 ecbs when you buy $10 of Swiffer products- limit1
Swiffer Dusters Starter Kit FREE wyb Swiffer Sweeper or WetJet Starter Kit

Buy 1 swiffer sweeper starter kit and one swiffer dusters starter kit. Use above coupon. pay $7.99+ tax, Get $5 ECB back
$2 ecbs when you buy Skinvital masks ($2.99)- limit 5
.99 after ECB
$3 ecbs when you buy $10 Cover Girl- limit 1
Cover Girl Face Product FREE wyb Cover Girl Foundation
$1/1 Covergirl product
Buy 1 foundation @ $5.79 and one face product at $4.79. Use above coupons. Pay $4.79 OOP, get $3 ECB back
$2 ecbs when you buy Colgate total @ $3.49-limit 2
$1.50/1 colgate All you Magazine
BOGO Deals:
$1/1 Beauty tools
Buy 2 nail clippers @ $2.99. Use 2 coupons above. Pay .99 for 2 clippers.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Walgreens Deals week of October 5

Weekly RR Deals:

$3 RR when you buy 1 Glade Wisp Candle @ $5.99
$2 Peelie on some candles
$5/1 starter kit manufacturers coupon
$3 RR wyb Glade Scented Oil Plug in @ $5.99
FREE peelie on some items
$4.50 RR when you buy Listerine Smart Rinse @ $4.99
.50/1 manufacturers coupon
Other Weekly Deals:
Sobe Life Water 2/$1 w/ october IVC
$1/2 peelie
Crest Toothpaste @ $1.99
$1/1 manufacturers coupon
$1/1 october IVC
Visine Eye Drops @ $3.99
$3/1 from August All You
$2/1 Walgreens coupon in weekly ad
Pert Plus @ $3.49
$1.50/1 manufacturers coupon
$2.50/1 IVC

Saturday, September 27, 2008

CVS Deals week of 9/28

ECB Deals:

CoverGirl Clean makeup $5.49->$5.49 ECB
BOGO coupon 9/28 P&G
$1/1 coupon 9/28 P&G

Colgate Total 2/$5-> $2 ECB
$1/1 coupon September All You magazine
.75/1 coupons 9/28 insert

Buy $15 3m products-> $5 ECB

Weekly Deals:

M&Ms $1.97
$1/2 coupon 9/28 insert

Playskool wipes $2.79
$2/1 coupon 9/21 insert

Pantene $3.33
$1/1 coupon 9/28 P&G
free styler wyb shampoo and conditioner

Dawn .99
.50/1 coupon september P&G

Walgreens Deals week of 9/28

Here are the Best deals i see at Walgreens this week.

RR Deals:
Oral B crossaction $4.49->$4.49 RR
.75/1 coupon 9/28 P&G
Pantene $5.99-> buy 3 get $8 RR
$1/1 coupons 9/28 P&G
Free styling product wyb shampoo and conditioner
Softsoap shower gel $3.49->buy 5 get $10 RR
$1/1 printable coupons
$1/1 October IVC

BOGO Deals:
Dawn BOGO @$1.99
.50/1 coupon from september P&G
Quaker Oats BOGO @ $2.79
.50/1 coupon from recent insert
Dove Bars BOGO @$2.39
$1/1 coupons from recent insert
Covergirl BOGO
BOGO coupons from october P&G
BOGO lip product coupon
various $1/1 coupons

Weekly Deals:
Lysol Disinfectant Wipes $3.99
$1/1 October ESR
$1/1 any Lysol Wipes SS 8/17

Friday, September 19, 2008

Making Money at Kroger!!!!

Wow!!! I'm amazed:)

Transaction 1: $3/15 GM purchase
5 boxes Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut Bars @ $2.19 each
5 boxes Betty crocker Scooby snacks @ $2 each
3 boxes pop Secret popcorn @ $2 each
1 box multigrain Cheerios @ $1
1 bag goldfish @$1.30

$26.72 after $3 instant credit

Coupons used:
Shortcuts .60/1 Nature Valley coupon here
Cellfire .50/1 Goldfish coupon here

(5) .50/1 Nature valley coupons - doubled
$1/1 Multigrain cheerios coupon
(8) $1/1 GM peelies

Total $12.68
Total saved: $30.50

$3.50 catalina for the Nature Valley
$3.50 catalina for the Fruit snacks
$2 catalina for the popcorn

Transaction 2

Lysol Neutra Air $5.99
(4) Glade gel warmers @ $1.79 each
(3) J&J Buddies bars @ $1.09 each
Purina Puppy chow $5.79


Coupons used:
(2) BOGO Glade gel warmers coupons
$5/1 Lysol Neutra Air
$3/3 Johnsons products
$4/1 Purina dog food

(2) $3.50 catalinas from transaction 1

Total $0.54
Total Saved: $28.58

(4) $2 catalinas for the glade plug ins
$3/3 Johnson catalina coupon

Thursday, September 18, 2008

CVS deals 9/21-9/26

Soyjoy bar 10/$5 (50 cents each)

B1G1 Soyjoy bar SS 9/7
$3/10 printable (no longer available)
Nivea Body Wash reg retail FREE after 4.99 ecb Limit 1
Nivea Body Wash $1/1 SS 7/20/08
$2/1 peelie
Crest Pro Health $2.99, get $2 ECB
.75/1 coupon
L'Oreal Advanced Revitalist anti wrinkle serum $11.99 -FREE after ECB (limit 1)-
$3.00/1 L'Oreal Advanced Revitalift
Dr Scholl's insoles Price starting at $3.99 -Get $2 ECB(limit 5)
IP here and here
Kashi crackers, cereals, and bars 16 ct 2/$5
$2/1 IP here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Walgreens Deals 9/14-9/20

ESR Deals:
Nivea Men's Body Wash $4.99, FAR
$2/1 peelie
$1/1 manufacturers coupon from a resent insert
LypSyl $1.99, FAR
Pantene Pro V Beautiful Lengths 2/$8
$1/2 manufacturers coupon from 9/14 P&G insert
$5 ESR on 2
Buy 2 get $2 RR
FREE after MIR, coupon and RR

Glade gel warmers $1.99
BOGO coupon here
$1/1 peelie on packages
Get 2 for .99
$1 ESR -up to $4

Glade 4 oz candles $1.99
$1/1 manufacturers coupon
$1 ESR- up to $4
Weekly Deals:
Colgate MaxFresh ToothPaste .99 each w/ in ad super coupon
$1/1 manufacturers coupons available here and in the August All You magazine
.75/1 manufacturers coupons from recent insert
Revlon Beauty Aids BOGO
$1/1 coupons from recent insert
*Buy 2 nail clippers @ $1.99, use 2- $1/1 coupons get both for free*
Maybelline Mascara BOGO
$1/1 coupons
Buy 2 @ $4.49, use 2 $1/1 coupons, get 2 for $2.49
Bic Soleil disposables $4.99
$2 manufacturers coupon
$1 IVC

Thrifty Chicken Ziti

I made this Sunday evening for dinner. It made a BIG casserole dish full and we ate it for 3 days . It is delicious, even reheated:)

2 chicken breasts-boiled (about $2)
1 box penne pasta-boiled til tender (.50 w/ coupon)
1 jar Ragu (I used the organic Garden Veggie variety) (.60 w/ coupon)
1 small package mozzerella cheese ($2)

Mix all ingredients together, saving 1/4 - 1/2 cup cheese to sprinkle on top. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Eat and enjoy:)
My sister came over today and ate our leftovers and loved it!!!! She said she doesnt typically like ziti reheated but it was delicious:)
(BTW this fed 2 adults and 1 toddler for 3 meals-dh has seconds-and another adult for one meal)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WARNING on Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel...PLEASE READ

ok i know a bunch of us bought this as part of the Scrubbing Bubbles RR deal at Walgreens last week so im posting here.
We tested all our new Scrubbing bubbles products yesterday by cleaning the bathrooms...and placed the gel discs in the toilets w/ 2 in the main bathroom. well... today dd was pottying by the main potty and saw the blue discs in the big potty. She decided to check them out and reached in the potty and pulled them off. I went to check on here and she had placed herself in time out. But i couldnt figure out where the "cleaner" smell was coming from. a few minutes later it hit me. She was immediately washed off and we made her drink milk and called poison control. Scrubbing Bubbles did not put active ingredients anywhere on this box or online where PC could find. DD is fine she did not seem to ingest any and her skin is not irritated but BE CAREFUL if you plan to use this stuff and have toddlers:2cents: Since we cant figure out whats in it we are tossing ours. Just be careful, each gel disc stays in the toilet for 7 days. so if you use it, keep an eye on your toddler or keep the door closed or locked. i can only imagine what would happen if someone ate it:(

Friday, September 12, 2008

Walgreens $10/40 deals!!!

Ok so i headed out tonight to see if i could catch any good deals at Walgreens with the $10/40 coupon . My store was out of several things i planned on getting so i had to improvise. But overall i still did great!!!!


Scrubbing Bubbles Deal- $10 RR wyb 7 items

2 Scrubbing bubbles Action Scrubber Starter Kits @ $3.79 each
1 Shout @ $2.49
.75/1 manufacturers coupon
2 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamers @ $3.79 each
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush max Kit@ $3.79
$1/1 manufacturers coupon
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel 6 pack @ $3.79
Nature Valley Deal-$3.50 RR wyb 5
5 Nature Valley Granola Bars (12 packs of twin wrapped bars)- 2/$4
$1/1 peelies from Nature Valley Bars bought at Publix x5
Robitussin/Dimetapp Deal- Buy 3 get $10 RR
2 Robitussin @ $3/99 each
$3/1 IP coupons x2
1 dimetapp @ $3.99
$2/1 IP coupon
Crest ProHealth Mouthwash @ $4.49- get $4.50 RR
$.75/1 manufacturers coupon
2 Nestle Fun Sized Bags 2/$4
$1/2 ES coupon
2 Coffe Mate 2/$3
1 bag Hersheys Bliss @ $2.99
10 Dove Bars 2/$3 w/ in ad coupon
$1/1 manufacturers coupon x10
$1/2 ES coupon
2 Oust Surface and Air @ $2.99 each
$1/1 ES coupon
BOGO manufacturers coupon
2 Colgate Luminous Toothpaste BOGO @ $2.99 w/ in ad coupon
.75/1 colgate manufacturers coupon x2
1 Ambi Fade cream @ $4.99
$1/1 ES coupon
Crest Pro Health Tooth paste @ $3.79
.75/1 manufacturers coupon
I paid about $30 OOP and received $28 RR. I will also receive $3.79 MIR for the Crest toothpaste.

I received an award!!!!

Recently, a fellow blogger, Dadof2Boys' Deals , gave me this award. I am so grateful that my blog has been able to inspire others to be more thrifty!!!
This award recognizes a blog’s creativity and overall contribution to the blogger community.Once you’ve been selected, please follow these guidelines and pay it forward:
1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.
2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog by so everyone can view it.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the “Arte y pico“blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Please post these rules.
Here are the 5 blogs I'm passing the award to:
5. Bearfoot and Pregnant in the Kitchen - yes its a play off of my blog name but since its my sis thats ok. lol!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Robitussin/Dimetapp Money Maker at Walgreens

Select Dimetapp and Robitussin cough/cold syrups are on sale for $3.99 each at Walgreens this week. Buy 2, get $5 RR. Buy 3 get $10 RR. (RR deals also includes Advil @ $6.99 each)
Register here and print $3 and $1 off Robitussin coupons.
Register here and print $2 off Dimetapp coupons.

Scenario 1:
Buy 3 Robitussin @ $3.99 each
Use 3- $3/1 coupons
Pay $2.97+ tax OOP and receive $10 RR back!!!!

$7.03 money maker!!!

Scenario 2:
Buy 3 Dimetapp @ $3.99 each
Use 3- $2/1 coupons
Pay $5.97 + tax OOP and receive $10 RR back!!!

$4.03 money maker!!!

Scenario 3: (some managers will only allow 1 of each robitussin and dimetapp coupons.)
Buy 1 Robitussin @ $3.99
1 Dimetapp @ $3.99
1 Advil @ $6.99

use $3/1 Robitussin coupon
$2/1 dimetapp coupon
$2/1 advil coupon (from a recent paper insert)

Spend $7.97 OOP get $10 RR back.

Other Walgreens deals:

Chex mix .99 each , $1/1 coupon here.

Sunsilk $4.29 BOGO, use 2-$1.50/1 coupons from a recent insert. pay $1.29 for 2

Crest ProHealth Rinse $4.49, use .75/1 coupon from September P&G insert, get $4.50 RR back

Oust surface and Air $2.99, use BOGO coupon and $1/1 manufacturers coupon. Also use $1/1 Easy Saver coupon(should take $2 off) get both for FREE!!!

Dove Chocolate Bars 2/$3 with in ad coupon. Use 2- $1/1 coupons from last sunday's paper and $1/2 easy saver coupon. Get both for FREE!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Target Trip-Free Pop Tarts and more

I posted deals here.


Transaction 1:
4 boxes Poptarts
8 boxes Rice Krispies treats

I forgot my .50/1 target coupons for the Pop Tarts:( but it was still a good deal.

Pd. $21.xx OOP, received $15 in GC and will send in for the 10 Kellogg's rebate:)

so a $3.xx money maker!!!

Transaction 2:
4 Keebler cookies
2 Scoobie Snacks(dd's favorite)

total after coupons $10.15
used 2-$5 GC from previous transaction, paid .15 OOP

Rice Crispies/ Pop Tart Money Maker at Target

This week Pop Tarts, Special K bars, Rice Crispie treats and select Keebler cookies are 4/$9 at Target. AND you get a $5 GC when you purchase 4 items. If you still have some coupons left from the back to school insert from August($1/2 for pop tarts, rice krispies, Keebler and special K bars) you end up paying $7 for 4 items and get back a $5 GC. If you purchase pop tarts there is also a .50/1 target coupon available online. So you will pay $5 for 4 and get a $5 GC back!!!!
To make the deal a little sweeter there was also a Kellogg's rebate form in the back to school insert. Buy 10 items get $10 rebate by mail!!!! You could make up to $10 on this!!!!

Pop Tart Deal:

buy 12 boxes pop tarts(12 count big boxes!!)

use 6-$1/2 pop tart coupons from insert(available on eBay also)
use 12-.50/1 Target coupons.

pay $15 OOP

Get 3- $5 target GC
Send in for $10 Kellogg's rebate(all 10 items must be purchased on one receipt)

$10 Money Maker

You can also "roll" the GC to buy more items!!!

Rice Krispie Treats/Keebler deal:

buy 4 boxes

use 2-$1/2 coupons

pay $7 OOP, get $5 GC back

You can do these in any increment of 4. Just remember, buy 4 to get a GC. Buy 10-i suggest 12 so you maximize GC potential-to send in for rebate!!! Happy shopping:)

Awesome deals at Publix!!!

Spent $3.65 OOP, saved $28.33

19 Sobe Life waters-used .50/1 coupons(doubled) FREE
2 Lender bagels - used 2 .75/1 publix coupons = .45 for 2
Yoplait kids smoothies 6 pack-used $1.50/1 IP coupon=$1.50
2 V8 splash-used .50/2 coupon(doubled) =$1.99 for 2

The cashier got a little frusterated at all my coupons:( But then i shared somewith her and she was very happy!!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Walgreen's, Rite Aid and Kroger scores!!!


Rite Aid trip-Saturday, August 30, 2008


12 L'Oreal Vive Pro Hydro Gloss shampoos/conditioners $4.99, BOGO
2 Lysol Neutra Air sprays $2.99, BOGO
2 M&M premiums $3.99
2 Air Wick minis $4.99 each(sale price)

-6 L'Oreal Vive Pro BOGO coupons ($29.94)
-1 Lysol Neutra Air BOGO coupon ($2.99)
-BIGI M&M premiums coupon ($3.99)
-$3/1 peelie from Air wicks(2)

Total Before Coupons $50.89
Total after coupons $7.97+tax

$2 SCR for August

Kroger trip, Saturday August 30, 2008


6 Fuze drinks 10/$10
4 Hunts puddings 10/$10

-.75/2 hunts coupon (2)
-3 BOGO Fuze coupons

Total Before coupons $10
Total after coupons $5.50 + tax

Walgreens Trip, August 30, 2008


4-Glade Scented oil Warmers $4.49, BOGO
2-Glade scented oil refills $4.49
2- Glade plugins 2/$3
Soliel Razor+2 blade refill packs $6.99 each
Powerade .79
Pert Plus $3.79

-BOGO Glade scented oil warmer coupon (x2)
-BOGO scented oil refill coupon
-$1/1 ESR scented oil coupon
-$1/1 manufacturers coupon for scented oil refills
-$2/1 soleil ESR coupons (x3)
-$3/1 soleil manufacturer coupon(x3)
-$1/1 Powerade coupon
-$3/1 Pert Plus

Total Before coupons $44.32
Total after coupons $10.03

$9.79 August ESR
$4 September ESR

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

24 cent cloth diapers at Walgreens!!!!

Im sooooooooo excited!!!!! I happened to stop by Walgreens while Kaela was sleeping and checked out the "Last Chance" clearance end cap. I found 3-6 packs of 100% cotton cloth diapers with no price so i took them to the cashier and had him do a price check. They were $1.47 each!!!! So i bought all 3 packs-not even really knowing anything size wise. But since they are 100% cotton i figured they would be good anyways:) So i get home and open them and tey are stretchy gauze flats!!!! Ive been looking for stretchy gauze flats for months with no luck. And to think they were at Walgreens all along lol. So check your local Walgreens. For 24 cents a piece they are awesome to have around as backup diapers, burp cloths or even blankets:)
I'm washing mine now and will let you know a finished size but prewashed they are comprable to LL flats(prewashed)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Awesome deals at Rite Aid and Walgreen's!!!

Well i stopped by a Rite Aid near my house this am after dropping Michael off at work-both kids in tow-and they would not take my BOGO coupons on top of the BOGO sales:( So i headed home, but on the way saw a Walgreen's and decided to drop in:)

For $3.43 OOP i got:


2 post it notes (.39 each)
2 M&M Premiums (2/$8)
Bic Soleil Razor blades ($6.99)
3 Milky Way bars (.39 each)
Dove Shampoo and Conditioner (2/$4.99)
Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner ($6.99 each)
Sunsilk Shampo and Conditioner ($2.29 each on clearance)
2 St. Ives cleansers ($4.99 each)

Total before coupons w/tax $69.42

BOGO M&M coupon (-$3.71)
EasySaver $2/2 M&M coupon
EasySaver $2 off Bic coupon
Bic $3/1 coupon
2-$2/1 Dove coupons
2-$6/1 Pantene coupons
2-$1.50/1 Sunsilk coupons
BOGO St. Ives coupon (-$4.99)
3-$5 RR

paid $3.43 OOP(I tried to use more RR but i had reached my limit)

After we picked up Michael, we stopped by a different RA. (I called ahead and they said if the computer accepted the coupons, they didnt have a problem with them!!!)

For $0 OOP($10.01 on a RA giftcard i received fro transfering a Rx..)


8 Loreal Vive Hydra Gloss Shampoos and Conditioners ($4.99 BOGO)
Maxwell House coffee for Michael ($5.29)
Colgate toothpaste ($1.99)
BeFine mask ($1.99)
SoyJoy bar (.99)
L'Oreal moisturizer ($7.99 BOGO cleanser free)
Skin Genesis cleanser (FREE)
2 St Ives face washes ($6.99 BOGO)
4 St Ives travel sized lotions (.99 BOGO)

Total before coupons $44.47

4 BOGO L'oreal Vive coupons (-$4.99 each)
$5 off Maxwell House RA coupon
$1.50/1 colgate coupon
$5/1 BeFine product
.39 off SoyJoy bar
$1/1 L'oreal cleanser
BOGO St Ives elements coupon (-$6.99)
2-$1/1 St Ives lotion coupons

Total after coupons $7.71, put on GC so i paid NOTHING OOP!!!!!!

So, today i got over $100 worth of items for under $4 OOP!!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update on "awful experience at CVS"

i called CVS CS hotline bright and early at 11am on monday lol(kids slept in and i forgot til Michael reminded me...) the CS rep was very nice and agreed that the store "manager" was wrong. She said the stores are not allowed to create their own policies. CVS policy is that IP coupons are ok as long as they scan and you can use 1 manufacturers coupon and one CVS coupon PER item. She also said that the guy i talked to was NOT the store manager, just a shift manager and should not have treated me that way. She was forwarding the complaint to the regional manager nad the real store manager to get them to deal with him and re-educate the store on the coupon policy. She was also nice enough to credit my account w/a new $5 off purchase coupon. It was supposed to print today when i went in but i didnt go:( so ill have to check tomorrow.
After i talked to CS i went to a different CVS and the cashier was amazed by how much i saved:) She started asking me for pointers on clipping coupons and saving money!!!! It was great!!!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Awful experience at CVS

So we were out and it was 9pm. I decided since some coupons expired today that we would go to cvs by the grocery store then, instead of after the kids went to sleep. it is my LEAST favorite cvs, btw....so the kids were tired and wild and i had dh's transaction ready to go w/coupons. i didnt check the prices but the total was $2 more than i estimated i didnt care bc the kids needed to get home. dh took the bag i grabbed the receipt...and noticed the buddies did not ring up ecb value (the soaps/shampoos/etc not the 94 cent bars ) then i noticed they did not ring up sale value, even though it was on the tag so i asked ... and my least favorite manager walked over he complains about my coupons, refuses them, is very hostile, etc....while she was ringing up transaction 2 he decided they would no longer take my IP coupons unless they were uncut from the paper it printed on so i said fine, i dont want the colgate. then i showed him in the ad where it said johnson buddies and walked him over to the hang tag that said they counted. and he said "no" i explained that they have been counting elsewhere and he decided i had multiple cards and had already done the deal yeah, right, my only card keeps me busy enough i explained that i knew bc of the internet....he said they didnt count and WEREN'T on sale(we all know its on sell) so i said i wanted a return on transaction 1 and to cancel transaction 2. AND i wanted my coupons back he complained about getting them out of the drawer, asked the cashier if they were ALL mine(like im going to steal coupons ) then when i corrected him about the return amount(i only pd $2.21 and he was about to return $12.xx) he complained more so now i have to get both dds to sleep and go to the other CVS before midnight i did get his name and store # and WILL call in a complaint at 8am

CVS Scenarios August 10, 2008

Transaction 1

  • Alavert- $5.99, Earn $3 ECB

$4/1 manufacturers coupon HERE

  • Colgate- $2.99 B1G1 free

2- $1.50/1 coupon found in August All You magazine(available at Walmart)

  • CVS brand cotton swabs- $1.50

$2/1 CVS skincare coupon-will probably adjust to $1.50/1

$2/10 CVS coupon

Total before coupons $10.48

Total after coupons -.02 or -.52 before tax:)

*You may have to grab a small "filler" item at the cash register. I just allow my cashier to make the - disappear if i dont see something i need.

$0 OOP, $3 ECB

Transaction 2

  • Colgate toothpaste-$2.99 B1G1 free

2- $1.50/1 coupon from August All You

  • Huggies Wipes- 2/$5

$3/2 coupon from home mailer

  • CVS sunscreen-$2.19

$2/1 CVS skincare coupon

$2/10 CVS coupon

Total before coupons $10.18

Total after coupons $.18

Transaction 3

  • 3 Energizer AA or AA batteries- $2.99 each

3-$1/1 manufacterers coupon

  • Skin Effects-$6.99, get $5 ECB

$2/1 beauty book coupon

  • J&J buddies- $2.99

$2/2 coupon

$4/20 CVS coupon

Total before coupons $21.94

Total after coupons $10.94

pay $8 and $2.62 on CVS money cards, pay $.32 OOP

Get $5 ECB

Transaction 4

  • 2-Energizer AA or AA batteries- $2.99

2-$1/1 manufactures coupon

  • CVS brand cotton swabs- $1.50

$2/1 CVS skin care coupon

  • Johnson buddies-$2.99

$2/2 manufacturers coupon

  • 2 Pert Plus-$3.99 B1G1 free (rainchecks)

4-$2/1 coupons

$4/20 CVS coupon

Total before coupons $21.44

Total after coupons $3.44, use $3 ECB, .44 OOP

Transaction 5

  • Huggies wipes- 2/$5

$3/2 coupon from home mailer

  • CVS brand cotton swabs- $1.50

$2/1 CVS skin care coupon

  • Energizer AA or AAA batteries- $2.99

$1/1 manufacturers coupon

  • any filler for .51

$2/10 CVS coupon

Total before coupons $10

Total after coupons $2, use $2 ECB, pay tax OOP

get $5 ECB for batteries deal, $5 ECB for baby deal

August 10, 2008 Thrifty Walgreens finds

After leaving RA, I headed to walgreens.

  • Bic Stic Pens(blue and black)- 2/$1, i got 4 packs of 8

2x $1/2 manufacturers coupon

Total cost: 0

  • Bic Soleil Razor- $5.99

$2/1 August Easy saver coupon

$3/1 manufacturer coupon

Ttal cost: .99

AND the machine spit out another $3/1 coupon when i paid!!!!

  • Glade Plug in Scented Oil-$4.99

$4/1 manufacturers coupon

*$2 August Rebate*

Total cost: .99

  • Aquafresh toothpaste-$2.19

B1G1 walgreens coupon in this weeks ad

$1/1 manufacturers coupon

Total cost: $1.19 for 2

  • Sunmaid raisins-$1.99 on sale

Total cost $6.14 with tax, pd w/ $5 RR and $1.14 OOP

August 10, 2008 Thrifty Finds at Rite Aid

I managed to hit 3 stores while Makaela was sleeping(Mackenzie went with me and was very good).

First i went to Rite Aid. I had a $30 gift card from transferring a Rx. The RA coupons came in an insert brochure at my store. They are labeled manufacturers coupons but i was able to use them in addition to "real" manufacturers coupons:)

  • Air Wick decosphere-$2.49

$1/1 RA coupon

$1.50/1 manufacturers coupon

Total cost : -.01

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel-$2.99

.75/1 RA coupon

.55/1 manufacturers coupon

Total cost: $1.69 (not a great deal but i needed it)

  • Suave Body Wash- 2 at $2.49 each

B1G1 Free manufacturers coupon

$1/1 RA coupon

Total cost: $1.49 for 2

  • Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner- $1.99 on sale

.50/1 RA coupon

.50/1 manufacturers coupon

Total cost: .99

  • Oust Air Sanitizer- 2/$5 on sale

$2/2 manufacturer coupon

Total cost: $3 for 2

  • Bic Permenant markers- 2/$1 on sale

$1/2 manufacturers coupon

Total cost: 0

  • 4 cups for Mackenzie(pink w/ fish) $1

Total w/Tax $9.82 on RA gift card

$0 OOP

Then i got another prescription transferred. Cost was $8.99 and i received another $30 GC!!!

So i spent $8.99 OOP (forgot my GC when i pd for Rx #2), Got $20.62 worth of merchandise(and my Rx) and have $50.18 in GC!!!!!

A little about me.....

We are an increasingly crunchy and thrifty family. I have started this blog to keep track of our journey to becomming crunchier and thriftier;)
Three years ago i never would have imagined that i would be who i am today. I was perfectly content coaching gymnastics and dating the most awesome man in the WHOLE world! But as my goals and priorities evolved i realized that i wasnt who i thought i was.....
While pregnant with my oldest daughter(who will be 2 tomorrow) i stumbled on a post about cloth diapers on a BBC birth board. I had been complaining to Michael about the cost of diapers only the day before and had not even realized cloth was an option. But it wasnt the cost that won me over...Nor was it the fact that they are enviromentally frindly.....Can you guess?? It was because they come in pink!!!! Nope im not kidding. I saw that hot pink diaper and i was sold!! Since then we have branched out to try other green items. Since i hate buying stuff that will essentially end up in a landfill, i was an easy convert!!!!
Cloth diapers, cloth wipes, reusable bags for dirty diapers, cloth pads, family cloth, cloth tissues, cloth shopping bags and more!!! We are even looking into converting our van into being more energy efficient and getting better gas mileage.
I currently make our own bread and read products, can homemade jellies, jams, preserves and salsas and love harvesting our own fruits and veggies. (From a local organic farm, i do NOT have a green thumb, unfortunately.)
Most of our lifestyle changes are in an effort to make sure our children grow up happy and safe, but without leaving a negative impact on the enviroment. I dream of having a small farm where we can have our own laying hens and a cow. I would love to be entirely sulf sufficient and NEVER have to set foot in a grocery store lol.
But in the meantime, i have become a little more excited about shopping since i discovered coupons and CVS:) It has become a game for me to see how much i can get for as little out of pocket as possible. Michael calls me the coupon queen lol.
Todays bargains to come-Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS.