- I'm so addicted to couponing and chasing a good deal. Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband We've been married 12 years. (He must love me very much because he puts up with my couponing and low carb cooking)!!! We live in San Antonio, home of the NBA champions, San Antonio Spurs!! I am a big Dallas Cowboys fan and have always admired my favorite player, Roger Staubach. We belong to a Texas Hold 'em Poker League and have made some really good friends while playing poker. I am a proud Grandmother and love spending time with my "munchkins".
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I received a very sad e-mail yesterday from an old friend's husband from high school. My friend had passed away from cancer. I'm no spring chicken, but 53 is just too young! She battled her cancer for 4 years. I'm just so saddened by this news.
After grabbing a deal at Walgreens, I witnessed a robbery at a neighborhood gas station yesterday. I saw 2 young men carrying several large boxes of beer and putting them in a car. As they were getting in the car, the cashier was screaming into the speaker near the gas tank, get the license plates, get the license plates. So I started chanting the license plate number and was able to give the number to the cashier so he could call in the report. I can't tell you the color or type of car, but I know the license plate number!
Then, I made a boat load of King Ranch Chicken and pinto beans for kids and grandkids. I witnessed another robbery-Jeri's convenience store has been "robbed" (ha ha- the kids had a shopping spree-leaving with bags and boxes filled) and my step daughter donated a shelf for the convenience store! We had some serious Wii competitions going on-it was really a great night!
2010 is just a couple of days away and it's time reflect.
1. We would really like to do some serious saving this year. Put some money away for taxes etc.
2. We would like to pay off some of our pesky bills.
3. We need to take better care of our health.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
We had a spectular Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We had all our children and grandchildren with us. It's a night we'll never forget. I have lots of food left over and I'm giving away and freezing so we don't waste anything.
I'm posting CVS and Walgreen's deals for this week in a bit.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Inside an HEB re-usable bag was a $25 ham, 5 pounds of potatoes, gravy mix, frozen green beans, large HEB brand cheese product (like Velveeta), bag of tortilla chips, Bratwurst sausage, breakfast sausage, and a 12 pack of HEB brand soda. Isn't that thoughtful?
I have a turkey in the freezer from Thanksgiving, so our Christmas Eve feast is just about complete! We will have about 17 people over Christmas Eve. We are very excited to have all the kids and grandkids with us for Christmas Eve dinner.
Monday, December 14, 2009
We ate again for free today. The buffet at Harrah's is really good and with coupons we got in the mail and some vouchers we got at a presentation, we got 2 very nice meals for $0. With my coupon/frugal mentality, I knew with our combo of coupons and vouchers we could probably eat for cheap/free. Today. we ate a late lunch/early dinner (before 3:00) so we could take advantage of the lunch prices.
I packed some coffee, creamer, sweetener, individual lemonade crystal lite and peach tea, and assorted snacks. This has really come in handy for snacking after we get back to our suite. I make us some lemonade and we break open a snack.
Tonight we saw our free show, V. It was great. It was a variety show and we loved it (especially because it was free). We won a little today in the casino, so we will not be going home with $0.
We're leaving early in the morning. I'm glad-less time to lose in the casino. We are both bone tired.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
We had Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread on Monday.
We had King Ranch Chicken on Tuesday.
We had Chicken Pot Pie on Wednesday.
We had Chili Skillet Bake on Thursday.
Tonight was our dinner on Walgreens night-Red Baron Frozen Pepperoni Pizza.
I still have 1 pkg of cooked ground beef and 2 pks of patties for hamburgers or hamburger steaks left for next week.
It has been sooooo chilly in warm San Antonio this week. It was so nice to have a warm meal every night-with very little stress or energy. I'm catchin' on to this cook ahead stuff.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today I bought an adorable tree skirt for 33% off-it was still about $10, but I used RRs. I really wanted this tree skirt for the new tree I bought a couple of weeks at Walgreens for 1/2 price!
I'm starting to call RRs my Walgreens money!
Monday, December 7, 2009
1. Made breakfast
2.worked for 3 hours at part time job
3. went to 6 Walgreens and 1 Walmart
4.did 3 loads of laundry
5. made dinner
6.got coupons ready for Sunday
1. Shopped at 2 CVS
2. Numerous Walgreens-got 10 Sunday papers for under $2
3. Shopped at Kohl's with Amanda-got NICE cake pans with Kohl'sKAsh
4. made lunch
5. back to CVS with Amanda
5. back to Walgreens
6. Defrosted freezer
7. made dinner-hamburgers
8. boiled chicken breasts for the weeks casserole and soup
9. fried up ground beef-divided it up and put in freezer
10. cleaned up the kitchen
12. cleaned out fridge
Wow-guess I need to get back to work to get some rest!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I'm now at my dining room table getting ready for next week. I will be out early tomorrow-CVS is my target.
CVS deals 12/6/-12/12
1. Contour Breeze $14.99 get $5 EB Limit1
10/25/09 RP Q
2. Emergen C $3.99 get $3.99EB Limit 1
3. Merrybrite mini ornaments $1.99 get $1.99 EB Limit2
4. Merrybrite Santa hat $3.99 get $3.99EB Limit2
5.Zantac $8.99 get $8.99EB Limit1
11/15 SS Q $1
6. Essence of Beauty product $4.99 get $4EB Limit2
7. Shave gel $1.99
$1 P & G Q 11/29 and $1/1 Q from CVS flu coupon booklet
Walgreens deals 12/6-12/12
I'm going for the Triaminic thin strips! $5 MM
Buy 2 packs of thin strips 2/$10
use 2 $3/1 Q from 12/6SS (I hope we get this Q)
use $2/1 Q from Walgreens Healthy Savings booklet
pay $0 and get back $5 RR
I plan to get the Chinet paper plates $2.99 BOGO
use 2 $1/1 Q from 11/22SS
$ .99 for 2 after q's
THEN ON 12/9-12/12 I will get these goodies:
1. Just for men Touch of gray $6.99 get $7 RR
2. Neutrogena Men's skincare $4.99 get $5RR
3.Renu multipurpose plus solution $9.99 get $10RR
4.Stayfree $1.99 get $2RR
5.Con Air brushes or Scunchi hair accessories $2 get $2RR
6. Sim u Dent 100 pk $2 get $2RR
and take advantage of the get $5RR wyb $25!
This time next week, I'll be in VEGAS!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Last night I got up the nerve to try the Olay deal-It worked for me, but I know some cashiers/managers/etc. could get strick with this one. Wags is offering a free Olay in Shower Body lotion with purchase of Olay Quench Body lotion this week. There is a BOGO coupon in the P&G insert from Sunday for buy any Olay Body Wash and get a Free Olay body lotion. I bought all 3 items, got the in shower body lotion and Quench body lotion free. I paid $2.99 for the small Olay Body wash-it is on special for $2.99!
It isn't free, but it is a great deal.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Amanda and I got started at 6 AM. Our first stop was Kohl's. We had to stand in a long line to check out, but I was able to use my $10 coupon from my newspaper and I got back $10 in Kohl's cash for next week. Our next stop was Super Target. I got $20 in GC back! We took a break to re-group and eat. Then we went to Penney's. I got to use a $15 coupon!
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at Walgreens. I was determined to use all of my Infusium and candy coupons. I also loaded up on the $ .99 Walitin 10 pack. We take these everyday for seasonal allergies. I had a shopping hangover from Friday and ended up spending around $8 OOP total. I'm still very happy with my bargains and free after RR deals.
I can't believe I spent less than $3 on all this and gained an extra $14 in RRs! I'm back up to $86 in RRs. I bought some coke, Life cereal, oatmeal pancake mix, Walgreens brand frozen snacks, and tuna with my overage from the great deals this week. I did 3 transactions on this trip.
I plan another trip this afternoon to my 2nd favorite Wags close to home. I'm after the great Ecotrin MM deal! Tomorrow I will back to my old routine of stopping before and after work across town close to work.
Jeri's Fav Wags Deal for the week of 11/29
Ecotrin is on sale for $1.99 each after in-ad coupon. Use the $10/3 Advantage brand coupon from the 10/11 RP insert to get you the following deal:
$10.47 when you buy 3 Ecotrin 45ct boxes (Reg price $3.49-$10 when you use one $10/3 coupon from 10/11 RP insert--$4.50 deducted by the in-ad coupon to bring the price of the Ecotrin down to $1.99=$4.03 in overage! Be sure to grap other items to cover this overage-can you say FREE? Hand Man. Q first and then in ad coupon.
Oral B or Zooth Stages Toothbrush 4/$10, Earn a $5 RR when you buy four
Use four $1/1 coupons from 11/1 P&G insert (expire 11/30)THESE BEEP
or use $1/2 coupon from 11/29 P&G inserts)Use one $1/1 coupon from Walgreens Children activity book (will deduct $4)Pay as little as $2 out of pocket and earn a $5 register rewards back
Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $7.99, Earn a $7.99 RR when you buy oneUse $1/1 coupon from 10/25 RP insertFree plus $1 in overage after coupon and register reward
Character Band Aid Bandages 2/$3, Earn a $1 RR when you buy twoUse $2/1 coupon from Walgreens Children activity BookFree plus $1 in overage after coupon and register reward
Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99, Earn a $4 RR wyb oneUse $4/1 coupon from 11/29 P&G insertPay $0.99 for one after coupon and register reward
Oral B floss (55 yd.), 75 or 90 ct. floss picks, 50 ct. pre-cut floss 2/$5, Earna $3 RR when you buy twoUse $1/1 coupon from 11/29 P&G insertFREE after coupons and register reward
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
use $1 off 2 Nabisco Triscuit, Wheat Thins, SnackWells 6-pack 100-cal pack diabetes & you magazine holiday 2009/winter 2010
-$.75 Oscar Mayer Bacon, any SS 11/15/09
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Another good week at Walgreens! I was able to make some moneymakers and free buys--Lubriderm mm and I found a Razor on clearance that still printed a $3 RR. The Ricola drops are a $ .50 mm w/q in healthy savings booklet. I'm grabbing an Aussie shampoo or conditioner with each transaction-free after RR. I finally found some of those Nexxus mousse's that are free after wags coupon! I'm stocking up on canned gravy, canned fried onions, small boxes of crackers, au gratin potatoes.
Friday, November 13, 2009
COUPON CLIPPERS got my coupons to me right away-even with a postal holiday. I ordered them Sunday night even though I knew they weren't getting mailed out until Tuesday. Well, I didn't remember that Wednesday was a holiday, so I figured I wouldn't be getting my fantastic $7 Osteo Bi-flex Qs before Sat. when the sale ended at Walgreen's. What a surprise, they were in the mailbox yesterday.........................off to get the rest of my cheap Osteo Bi-flex.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
It's a money maker! I've also been able to get several free mascaras!
Thanks to Common Sense with Money I've been able to get my RR count back up to over $50!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I had everything in my cupboard and freezer! It was very quick and easy and got 2 thumbs up!
2 Cups Corkscrew Macaroni (Rotini) I used Dreamfield's-low carb!
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 lb Ground Beef
1 can (14 oz) whole or diced tomatoes
3/4 C Green Pepper (optional – I leave it out for the kids)
1 can french fried onions
Check it out at Southern Plate!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
My sis left on Wednesday. We had a great visit! Now, it's back to frugaling. I've gotten all my free WAGS items for this week. I've used some of my MM RRs on Halloween candy and diet root beer-on sale for $2.50 a 12 pack this week.
I haven't made it to CVS this week. I didn't see anything worth the trip.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I was able to do the Zantac and Theraflu moneymakers yesterday afternoon. I ran to WAGS and found the Zantacs with the $2 coupon on the front! I had to take advantage of that. I picked up some trashbags on sale. some m & m's for Darlin Dan, and some more canned pinto beans on clearance.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Then, I got $3 EBs back for buying the coke deal. I was sooooo happy. Thank you CVS! Thank you great manager! By the way, this is the 2nd time in 2 days that I owed CVS 1 cent for a transaction!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I spent pennies today at CVS and rolled my EBs.
Next, we stopped at the nearest Walgreens for the best deals. We both got our Zantac, Theraflu, and Pert Plus. These deals are great this week at WAGS. I even found 3 clearance items for Christmas presents for $2 each. I used these as my fillers this week to even out my coupon and RR count and I still made money in RRs. Again, we paid our OOP out of our coin purse. Thanks to I heart WAGS for the head up on the best deals.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I ended up burning $10 of my RR stash, so I'm down to $42 in RRs. Tomorrow starts another great week of moneymakers at Wags!! I should be back up to over $50 in RRs by tomorrow afternoon!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thanks to Common Sense with money:
She blogged about the deal and it works! I gave the Walgreens activity book coupon first w/ other man. coupons and then showed the in ad coupon. I got 3 boxes of FREE character band aids.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
They also had the Purina Friskies Natural Sensations cat treats! I can use my Qs for free cat treats.
So I got 1 bottle of Chili powder (completely out!), 1 baby card(needed this), 1 snuggle, and 1 cat treat for ......$1.04.
I'm a happy camper!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here's what I did
1 Refresh Hall's hard candy drops
1 $ .29 peroxide
used $1/2 Ragu (home mailer)
2 $ .30 off 1 Ragu (had more Qs decided not use use them so I could use more RRs w/o fillers) RP 9/13
1 $1 of 1 Hellman's (home mailer, can find more Qs at RP 8/2
1 $ .75 off Refresh
used $5 RR from ben gay and 3 $2 RR's from P & G producet
and I got back $8 RR for Ragu deal and $1 for Refresh
so what if I burned $2 in RR's....remember the moneymaker Thera flu a couple of weeks ago? This is a great opportunity to get 7 Ragus and 1 Hellmans for very close to free!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
At Big Lots I bought 1 $3 calendar, 1 $5.50 bottle of S.F. caramel syrup, and 1 bottle of $1.20 almond flavoring. I used another 20% off Q.
At Family Dollar I spent $ .43 on 1 $3 box of snuggle laundry dryer sheets and 1 bottle of $1.40 Dawn renewel dish soap. I had a $3 Q for the snuggle and $1 family dollar Q for the Dawn!
I did 5 transactions at 3 different Walgreens. I still didn't use all my Qs for ben gay, playtex gloves, purell, or visine........I wasn't able to shop as much as I like this week....too busy!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
There is a $2 off in ad Q this week and there are $2 off any Visine Qs in 8/2S2, 4/26RP, and 9/27S.
I've done the deal 2x and I'm getting free Visine!
Make sure you give the Man. Q first! Some Wags will not let you use man. q if you give the in ad Q first.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I spent $ .02 OOP at CVS and used my $3/$15 Q I got in my email and did the Colgate Total Toothpaste deal, the Nestle products deal -buy $10 and get $5 EBs(3 lean cuisines and 1 Ozarka Water), and the tone soap deal, 1Sunday paper and 4 of Crystal Light on the go singles and use the $2/2 man. Q.
I spent $2.10 at WAGs. I used $12.50 in RRs and got $13 back along with a coupon for a FREE 1 year subscription to Marie Claire! I bought 2 bengays, 1 MVP fusion razor, 1 purell, 1 disposable playtex gloves, 2 rimmell mascara(got both free! They are BOGO this week at WAGS and I had BOGO Q from All You!), 1 chicken noodle soup and 2 sale Hersheys chocolate bars............
Trip #2 to CVS. My husband has a CVS card and he also got a $3/$15 Q that HAD to be used. I did another Nestles deal, this time getting 3 sugar free vanilla ice creams!, 1 tone soap, 1 colgate toothpaste, and 4 Crystal light on the go. I paid $3 OOP and rolled my EBs. I'm a happy camper. We got our ice cream!
I'll be scouting out Big Lots this week-20% off coupon, good all week .
Go here to print your coupon!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
1.playtex gloves $.99 w/ in-ad coupon-$1 Playtex disposable gloves on any SS 6/28/09
2.BenGay Cream 4 oz or Patches 4-5 ct get $5 RR wyb 2/$10-$2 Bengay, any rp 10/04/09
3.Purell Hand Sanitizer 8 oz (with or without aloe vera) $2.99 get $2 RR-$.50 Purell Product, any except 1 oz SS 8/2/09
4.Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup 2/$1 w/ in-ad Q
Along w/the monthly RR deals
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I was able to snag all the great deals today-but 1. The fusion razor RR was not printing out today, so I did not do that one.
I did this in 3 transactions and I spent $2.25 cash OOP- for about $35 worth of goodies.
I used $22.50 in RRs and got back $29 in RRs! I used $8.00 in man. qs and $1.20 in Wags qs
I went to CVS to get the free shampoo(Fruitopia and Viologie w/ coupon from Reinventing Beauty Magazine) and MM lotion and got a big surprise!
They had some great clearance items I snatched up-75% off dinner plate set ($2.25) towel set ($3) 3 sets of 4 plastic glasses ( $ .50) 3 small lamps ($1.25 each). My oldest daughter is moving out this week and needed plates, towels and glasses!! I'm planning to give the lamps as presents after I send in the $2 rebate!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
1.Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush $3, Receive $3 RR wyb oneUse $0.75/1 coupon from 9/27 P&G free after RR or MM
2.Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99, Receive $2 RR Use $1/1 coupon from 8/23 or 9/13 RP -free after coupon and register reward
3.Dentek Tooth Picks ($2), Receive $2 RR wyb one free after register reward
4.Theraflu 8.3oz Liquid 2/$8, Earn a $4 RR wyb two Use $2/1 coupon from Walgreens Healthy booklet (one coupon will deduct $4)FREE after coupons and register reward
5.Venus Embrace or Breeze $7.99, Earn a $4 RR wyb oneUse $2/1 coupon from 9/27 P&G Pay $1.99 for one after coupon and register reward
6.Hershey’s Harvest Kisses 2/$5, Earn a $1 RR wyb twoUse $1/1 coupon from 9/13 SS insertPay $1 per bag after coupons and register reward
7.Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99, Receive $2.99 RR
8.Robitussin DM To Go 2pk; $2.49, Receive $2.49 wyb one
9.Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System $8.99, Earn a $6 RR wyb one Use $4/1 coupon from 9/27 P&G insert FREE plus $1.01 in overage after coupon and register reward
10.Halls Refresh Sugar Free (20ct; $1), Receive $1 RR Use $0.75/1 coupon from 9/27 insert or $0.50/1 from October all You Magazine free plus up to $0.75 in overage after coupon and register reward
11.Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (6.8oz; $6.99), Receive $6.99 RR wyb one Use $1.50/1 coupon from 8/2 RP insert free plus $1.50 in overage after coupon and register reward
12.Emergen-C Booster ($3.49), Receive $3.49 RR wyb one
Hunts tomato sauce $ .39 w/in ad Q
Butterball chicken broth 2/$1 w/in ad Q
Friday, September 25, 2009
Fancy Feast Appetizers! Look on her blog for details. I've got a boat load of coupons, so I'm off and running with this one.
When I got to Target I saw that ground beef is on sale. The first trip I got regular ground beef for $1.50 a pound. The next trip they didn't have regular, but 85% lean is $1.79 a pound. Not bad!
I grabbed some cheap cheese with the $1/2 Target coupon. I needed some shredded cheese, so I bought 1 pack of shredded cheese for $1.70 and 1 string cheese for $ .40 = $2.10 - $1.00 Q = $1.10 for my cheese. Not too bad. You can also do the deal by getting 2 string cheese for $ .80 use the Q and get them FREE.
I plan to visit Target again manana!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The week starts tomorrow!
Here's the deals at Walgreens for Sept. 20-26
1.Roots of Nature 4-10oz $6 get $6RR
2. Thermacare Heat Wraps Trial size $2.49 get $2.49RR
3.Oral B indicator toothbrush 2/$4 get $2RR
use oral B BOGO Q RP 8/23
Crest 6.4 oz 2/$4 get $2RR
use $.75 crest toothpaste 4.2oz+ PG8/30/09(not free but $ .50 for 2)
4.Aussie Shampoo or conditioner or styling prod. $2.99 get $2RR
use $2/2 Q 9/13RP2(not free-$ .99 each after RR)
5.Formula 409 32 oz. 2/$5 get $2RR
use 2- $1 Q 409 product any RP 8/30/09(not free- $ .50 each after RR)
6. Reese's pumpkin candy in ad Q 2/$1
use Man Q first $ .55 8/23ss, then use in ad Q (free after Qs)
7.Air freshener air wick e-motion $6.99
use $6 man Q from 8/30SS (will cost $ .99 after Q)
I'm always needing a good filler to help with the RR/coupon count. Wags has some good ones this week.
Campbell's soup cream of mushroom or chicken $ .89(in ad Q)
Royal Gelatin 5/$1(in ad Q)can just buy 1 for $.20
Halloween pencils 8/$1(in ad Q)can just buy 1 for $.13
Halloween tumblers 8/$1can just buy 1 for $ .13
W bar soap 3/$1(in ad Q) can just buy 1 for $ .34
Hydrogen peroxide 3/$1(in ad Q) can just buy 1 for $ .34
Arizona Tea bottle or can 2/$1(in ad Q)
Mushrooms or mandarin oranges 2/$1(in ad Q)
I'm back to my insane Wags shopping-
This week I spent $15.72(shame shame)
I purchased $262.30 worth in 24 transactions.
Since I live a big city, we have Walgreens virtually everywhere and I have a number of Wags that I visit weekly. Some are close to work and some are close to home. I've been to a Wags everyday this week.
I've been able to purchase
6 ultra carefree
6 murine ear drops
17 cans of soup
12 bags of true north crisps
17 cans of mighty dog food
10 cans of tuna
1 container of baby wipes
18 one a day drink mixes
5 big roll toilet paper
4 triaminic cough syrup
4 triaminic nasal strips
4 boxes of band aids
2 canned hams
2 hersheys chocolate bars
1 3 ring binder
1 shower curtain rod
5 clearance toys for Christmas
1 birthday card!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
1. Thanks to I heart Wags Triaminic night time cold & cough upc 3 0043634404 5 and allergy strips upc 3 0043638314 3 have been generating 2 $5 rr instead of the $5 advertised!!!
2.Thanks to Common sense with money The two-count packs of One a Day 2O Multivitamin Drink Mix (0.99 each)$2.97 when you buy three packsPay $2.97 plus tax out of pocket and get a $5 RR back
I might be trying this one when I can get to my massive coupon stash-
Sally Hansen RR moneymaker: some of the items in these RR deal are on Megasaver sale 40% off already. Some nail polishes are as low as $2.29 each.
Buy 3 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails at $2.29 eachUse 3 $1/1 coupons from 8/2 Red Plum insertPay $3.87 plus tax out of pocket and get $5 Register Rewards (good on your purchase of more Sally Hansen products)Thanks Coupon Cravings!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
1. True North Snacks $3 get $3RR
use $1 man. Q from 2/8SS
2. Murine Ear Drop Kit $6 get $6RR
3. Bandaids $2.49 buy 2 get $3RR
use 2 $ .50 Qs
4.Progresso Soups 4/$5 has in ad coupon but mine range up $1.25 each w/o Q
use Q from 9/13GM insert-.50/2
5. Carefree pantiliners-monthly deal $1.99 get $2RR
use $1 man. Q
6. Geisha chunk light tuna $ .59 w/in ad coupon-great filler-my darlin dan luvs tuna
7. Mighty Dog can food $3/3
use free coupon-is expiring this week!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Total bought before Qs ---$900
Cash OOP after Qs/EBs/RRs----$122
Increased my RRs from $24 to $52.....so actual cost to me $101 (because I did burn some EBs this month). My OOP would've been a bit lower, but I bought a $25 AMC GC for Christmas and had to pay cash, no EBs. I bought this cuz I got $5 EBs back, so it actually only cost me $20.
1. Razors-free after RR
2. Colgate toothbrush-MM after q and RR
3. reach floss-free after q and RR
4. Rembrandt toothpaste-MM after q and RR
5. Carefree pantiliners-MM after q and RR
6. 2 glade 2 oz candles-MM after Qs and RR
7. 2 velvetta noodle cups-MM after Qs and RR
Thanks to all the great bloggers who post the great deals!
Some great sites to look at:
I love these sites cuz they post where to find the Qs!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
My to do list......
1. Take my breakfast and lunch to work
2. Take my drinks to work
3. Cut down on fast food-eat sandwiches for dinner if we have to
4. Continue using frugal couponing/sale purchases for as close to free or money maker items for
groceries and stockpile items
5. continue to put money in savings for upcoming bills (property taxes)
6. continue to cut out some more of our extras-this one is hard, but we are determined
Friday, August 21, 2009
This week at Wags- free Soft Soap Body wash and cheap Conair hair brushes. I was also able to take advantage of the Velvetta cups deal-another freebie after Qs and RRs.
CVS was free school supplies, ear phones and cheap milk!
We are off to Vegas in the early morning for a nice 3 night vacation. This trip has been planned since December. Just can't wait. My compulsive couponing will have to wait til Wednesday of next week!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This was a little splurge, but I think I got a good deal.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
My 1 stop at WAGS- 2 neosporin, 1 toothpaste, and 1 WAGS children's activity book--cash OOP $ .29, used various man. Qs, a $6 RR and got back $3 and $4 RR.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I was able to grab FREE smart source coupons today-the neighborhood paper had both ss coupons from Sundays paper.
I grabbed a rebate form for Vitamin Shampoo this morning. I found one hanging on a vitamin shampoo bottle!!
Now I gotta get ready for next weeks great deals!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I did my research on the coupon blogs -mainly I heart CVS and I heart WAGS(I don't know what I would do if these great blogs weren't around)--and went for the very best deals. I visited 3 CVS's and 2 WAGS by myself today. Amanda is out of town this weekend. They decided to have a little get away before she starts her new teaching position in 2 weeks.
I did splurge on a soda at Walgreens cuz I was soooo thirsty and Darlin Dan requested a tea from CVS. My OOP would've been less than $5 without these purchases!!
At CVS I grabbed all the free school supplies(stretchy book covers,sticky notes, glue sticks, scissors, 1 subject notebooks,rulers, protractor, compass, aqnd pencils) after EBs I could find. A money maker this week is the blink eye drops-free after EBs-a $3 Q came out in the paper this week, making this a $3 MM!! The stayfree is free after Qs and EBs as is the Electrasol-wyb 5 at $4.50 and use 5 $2.50 qs- you get $10 Ebs. You get $1 EB wyb a gall. of milk. I went for the new Softsoap nutri serums bodywash-it ws $4.69 and got a $4 EB-since the Blink was a MM I felt paying $.69 for the bodywash was ok.
At WAGS- I bought the free after RRs this week- Gum toothbrushes and Vitamin Shampoo. I was able to score a moneymaker at WAGS this week. The suave deodorant! I bought 8 at $1.42 and used 8 $.50 Qs-then got $10 RR. This made this deal a $2.50 moneymaker!! The natural instincts hair dye is $6.99 and get $2 RR. Well, a $4 Q came out in todays paper-so this makes this deal $.99! I bought 1 paper at Wags -I needed 1 more Blink Q.
I will be buying more sunday papers tomorrow-5 inserts!!
We're grillin some stockpiled steaks this evening-I can't wait!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I've been working on organizing my stockpile. Darlin Dan brought me home a nice shelf and this inspired me to work on my stash.
This is maybe half of my stockpile..............and this does not include food! My guest room is starting to look like a convenience store. I've been thinking about my food stockpile. My cupboards are completely out of hand.
We spent our 2nd weekend in a row working on our backyard. We trimmed a tree and Danny used the leaf blower to clean the deck. I finished off our backyard cleaning by vacuuming the pool.
I plan to spend some quality time with my Qs this evening. I need to get ready for next week, plus alot of Qs expired yesterday!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Darlin Dan wishes our ground beef had more fat in in now!
I feel super frugal when grinding my own meat that I bought for pennies!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Today I started my wheelin and dealin at WAGS-I plan to get some very cheap Starbucks Frappucccinos, Weight Watchers Candy for me, and Mars candy to give away, sheet protectors at b1g2free, and scotch bubble mailers. If I can find my $2 listerine coupons, I will do that deal also.
In order not to pay a $6 a month fee for the account, I just need to use the debit card 5 times in a month. That's no problem! Since this my new deal account, I will most likely be using this card several times a week. (When Wags has super duper deals, I usually visit them every day.) The very sweet Banker that helped me, explained about always pressing the credit key when using the debit card and I will receive points towards gift cards. This is right up my alley.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
They have some:
G2 pens for $1 get $1 RR
Excedrin BOGO this week-so pay $6.99 and get $5RR when you buy 2-so this is especially good- there are some good man. coupons out there and you can use 2!
Tylenol extra strength-$4.99 get $3 RR. There are some good man. coupons and internet printable coupons for this.
Chinet paper plates BOGO this week $2.99 and use 2 $1 man. coupons-makes this $ .50 a pack.
They have some great school supply sales going on-10 pack of pens for $ .19, highlighters $.09. etc.
I realized I had a boat load of coupons for the Quattro razors they have on sale this week-for some reason, I thought I had used all my Qs already-I was confusing the Fusion Qs with the Quattro Qs. So, I've done this deal 4 times!
We haven't gone out to eat at all this week or during the last weekend. We watched DVDs and played computer games for entertainment.
Friday, July 17, 2009
I spent $.09 on 2 separate transactions at CVS and got tons of stuff. Aren't coupons great?
I'm thinking about going to Target-depends on my mood. I've had the crude for over a week and I'm doing good just to go to work and back home. The crude has limited my hounding and scrounging (?) for perfect deals.
I am also a BIG fan of Big Brother-it's taking up alot of my time! I've been a crocheting fool lately. It is very soothing........My part time job has turned into a almost full time job this summer and it keeps me hopping.
Friday, July 10, 2009
WAGs has been torture this week. I'm burning most of my hard earned RRs because they just don't have very many great deals this week. I'm very sad about this. CVS has been great!
Our electricity bill arrived today and it is SMOKING high-good thing I'm on a plan where our bill is one set amount for a whole year. I have about 1K saved up on this plan to cover the highest bills. This is only July and the bill is sky high-We've had 20 days over 100 degrees so far this summer. That's horrible.
Our water bill arrived and it is double its usual amount. I'm okay with that because we had to refill the pool last month and we missed stage 2 water retriction by a hair. Now stage 3 is being threatened-that means watering your grass every 2 weeks!!
My part time job has become an almost full time job this summer. I'm not complaining too much because the pay is great. I'm hoping to put some away for some big bills-although something usually comes up and we need the money for one reason or another.
I haven't been to Target since before our vacation. I keep checking blogs and can't really see anything that makes me want to go out in this heat and run to Target.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
CVS TONIGHT DARLIN DAN and I went shopping-our cable and internet services went down after a much needed rain storm.
This is a perfect deal! I bought 8 febreze noticables and 1 pack of drinking water on sale for $2.99. I used 8 $4 man. coupons and $14 in EBs. My cash OOP was $1.02 and I got back $25 in EBs!! CVS paid me to shop!! I was hoping I could do this deal. I had been to 3 other CVS's before going back to the closest to home.
WAGs is a pain this week. I am trying to figure out how to spend my remaining RRs. I have been able to do 2 RR deals so far- the dove deal and the Listerine/reach toothbrush/floss deal. I am taking advantage of the great Starbucks ice cream deal. I have plenty of $2 man. coupons for this deal. The ice cream is really good! I eat a small spoonful and then feel very guilty.
Tonight I made my own ground beef! I used a package of my dirt cheap Target meat and cut it up before putting in my mini food processor. I did a few small batches-I didn't want to overwork my mini. It came out great!! I know this was cheaper than buying hamburger meat in the store. (I bought a ton of Target meat when they had the $2 coupon for their steaks and roasts. )
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We're back home from a great vacation. It was wonderful to be relaxing for 7 days on the coast of Texas! We have already reserved us a condo for next year! We fished, swam, played games, read, watched movies, crocheted, cooked, ate, drank, slept late and stayed up late. We had from 10 to 15 people with us the whole time.
My vacation stockpile was put to very good use!! It saved us soooo much money this way. We gave most of the leftovers to my step daughter who lives in Corpus Christi. I did bring my sodas, coffee, creamer, and a few unopened boxes of cereal home.
Now I'm back to couponing and saving my pennies. CVS had some great deals today. I spent $ .16 on all of this.......
What a welcome back to town!
I bought 2 Dawn dishwashing liquid $1 each(used 2 .25 Qs and got $1EB back)
2 head and shoulders shampoo $4.99 each (used BOGO Q and got $4EB back)
3 invisible tapes $1.49 each (got $4.47 EB back)
3 packs of pencils $ .99 each (got $2.97 EB back)
2 febreze noticables $6.50 each (used 2 $4 Qs and got $5EB back)
1 CVS pantiliners $ .89 (got $ .89 EB back)
1 .33 caramel (filler)
I used my 5/25 coupon I received in an email earlier this week. I used $14 EBs and got back about $18 EBs-so this was actually a perfect deal! Since the limits are higher this week for the febreze noticable deal and the head and shoulders deal, I plan to do them again after I buy more Sunday papers tomorrow!
I will be hitting Walgreens very hard this week. I have over $30 in RRs expiring this week!
Monday, June 29, 2009
It was crazy trying to get away from San Antonio on Friday. We both worked half day and had to get end of month reports/paperwork done. We had both been working non-stop last week. I did the serious packing Thursday night until midnight and got up at 4:30am on Friday t0 get to work as early as I could. As it was, I didn't get home until after 1 Friday afternoon. It took us an hour to load up the truck and off we go!!
We're having a great time! Fishing, swimming, eating, playing games, watching movies.............sleeping late cuz we're staying up late.............to be continued
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday-spent day at SILs.
Saturday-worked and did WAGS deals with less than $5 OOP
Sunday-drugstore game and spent the rest of day with Darlin Dan. He had to work this weekend.
Monday-Went shopping with Amanda after my part time job. We went to CVS and Target.
I don't have OOP totals.
I'm very tired this evening. I made meat loaf after shopping for dinner.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
$0 cash OOP
I decided to try some Target deals this evening. We started pumping out the water in the pool and Darlin Dan had to go back to work for a few hours, so off I went. I had a plan and everything worked!
This was $41 worth before coupons- $9.50 after coupons-paid with GC and got a $5 GC back!!($4.50 net after GC) My receipt said I said $51.18?
Thanks to Attention Target Shoppers
Common Sense with Money
Soft Soap Ensemble Value Packs - $6.00 ea. (buy 2)
I BOUGHT 2 PUMPS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE PACKS-on end of row-make sure it rings up $6-go to scanner- Use $2.00/1 printable (I COULD ONLY PRINT 1)- Use 2- $2.00/1 Target printable couponsFinal = $4.00 OOP (MY OOP WAS $6)Get $5.00 FREE Target GCAnother $2.00/1 coupon
I bought gallon bags of Ziploc Expandable Bottom for $2.49. This is what I got:
$9.96 four boxes of 28 count bags- $4.98 when I use two BOGO coupons from 5/3 SS inserts (coupons self adjusted)-$1 when I use one $1/2 manufacturer coupons from 5/10SS inserts-$4 when I used four $1/1 Target coupons (my local Target allows using more than one Target coupon per transaction)
I also noticed that Ziploc containers sell for $2.29.(THEY WERE A LITTLE MORE AT OUR TARGET, BUT I STILL GOT IT) If you buy two and use the coupon for $1.50/2 from 5/10 SS inserts and two $1/1 Target coupons and you will pay only $0.54 each.
The other deal is PACE PICANTE SAUCE-they have some 15 ounce bottles on clearance for $1.64
Use Target coupon $.50/1 and man coupon $ .75/2 4/26SS
Buy 2 = 3.28- .50-.50- .75= $1.53 for 2 bottles $ .77 each!!
The joint juice also free with coupons.
The windex was bought so I could send in for rebate! $2.99- $ .40Q
Fabuloso is a family fav and I had a Target coupon that was about to expire.$1.72 -$ .50Q
Soft soap ensembles $6 get a $5 GC so $1 net
Ziplock expandable bags-free after Qs
Ziplock containers-$2.59-coupons $ .84 per package
We've been fighting with getting our pool under control and we were almost there and we got some much needed rain for a couple of days a week or so ago. After the rain, the pool got very green and we haven't been able to get rid of it. Now, we discovered a dead creature in the pool and we're all freaked out and have decided to start over. What a mess and hassle and expense.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I've already bought some of this at CVS 2 weeks ago!
we bought 2 of the 3 lb. packages of Eckrich smoked sausage $4.99 each(good price, regular price usually 6.99 or 7.99)
2 packages of mission low carb tortillas $2.89 each (cheaper at Target!)
2 carb smart ice creams $3.49 each (cheaper at Walmart)
2 Kraft dressings $1.59
1 french's mustard $ .89
1 smucker's sugar free hot fudge ice cream topping $1.99
1 magic shell chocolate fudge topping $1.89
2 $ .55 off for sausage
2 $ .50 off tortillas
2 $1.00 off ice creams
2 $1.50 off salad dressing
1 $ .50 off mustard
2 FREE ice cream toppings HEB coupons!!
So some of this went right into the vacation box #2!
We'll take 1 pkg of the sausage on vacation too.
We'll eat the ice cream and tortillas now.