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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".

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy frugal New Year to all! This Sunday we're getting several coupon inserts in the paper! Looks like some good deals this week at Walgreens and CVS. Got to get ready to bring in the new year..........

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Walgreens

This isn't a very good picture-I had one of those marathon Walgreens days. 3 stores and 9 transactions later-I spent $6.87 cash OOP for $289 worth of goodies. I used a total of $69 in RRs and got back $82 in RRs. Yeah!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Target time

I was excited to hear that Target has cat food on sale for $1.84 (regular price $3.84) this week. I had 5 $1 coupons and I know that $0.84 for a bag of cat food is pretty good. I checked Totally Target blog and was able to grab a couple of good deals. I paid $8.04 on my GC for $20 worth of goodies. The regular price of 5 bags of cat food would have been $19.20!
The big container of oatmeal is $1.92 - $1 man. coupon = $0.92.
Vasoline Lotion $2.50 - $1.50 target coupon = $1.00
7th generation dish detergent $2.69-$1 target coupon -$1 man. coupon = $0.69
3 cans of cream soups @ $0.75 each =$2.25 -$1.50 internet coupon =$0.75
5 bags of cat food @ $1.84 each = $9.20-$5 in man. coupons =$4.20
=$7.56 +$0.48 tax =$8.04

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Turkey Pot Pie

This isn't about using coupons, but about being frugal and using up  some leftovers.
I wanted to use up some of the leftover turkey from Christmas. So I decided on Turkey pot pie. The recipe is HERE. The weather in San Antonio is rather dreary. We're spending the evening in front of the fireplace........
and I'm checking out the deals on my little laptop!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Great Deal at Walgreens!

I was so happy to pay $0.67 cash OOP for all of this! I also used $5.50 in RRs, but got back a $10RR!!! This was a perfect deal. I found 4 sinex boxes for the Vicks deal-buy $20 in products and get $10RR.  With the $4 Sinex coupons, it made this deal a $6MM. I threw in a box of puffs and used the buy 2 vicks products and get the puffs free coupon.  The Olay is buy one get one 1/2 off this week. I used the $2 body wash coupons plus the buy the body wash get the lotion free coupons. The lotion is also buy one get one half off! The Carmex is $0.69 after coupon and in ad coupon. The Christmas ornaments were my fillers-I splurged-they were $1.25 each(box of 10 each). I saved over $64 on this 1 transaction. Thank you Walgreens!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

This week at the Drugstores

CVS deals-Thanks to Coupon Dad!
Tone body wash 18 oz $3.88 get $3 eb limit 1
-$1 Tone Body Wash (IE) (FF)
Fuze, Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Honest Tea or Powerade $3/3 (Limit 2)

Get $1 ECB wyb 3
Use B1G1 Vitaminwater
Final Price: 3/$1 ($.33 each)
Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 (Limit 2)

Get $2 ECB
Use $1 from Walgreens Fall Diabetes & You Mag (found by the pharmacy – manufacturer’s coupon)
Final Price: As cheap as free!
Dawn Dish Liquid $.94 (Limit 5)
Use $.50 from 11/28 P&G or 12/26 P&G
Final Price: As cheap as $0.44
Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler 2/$6.97 (Limit 1)

Get $2 ECB wyb 2
Use $3/2 from 12/26 P&G or B1G1 from 11/28 P&G
Final Price: As low as 2/$1.49 ($.75 each)
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99 (Limit 1)

Get $4 ECB
Use $4 from 12/26 P&G or 11/28 P&G
Final Price: $1.99






Walgreens deals-thanks to Wild for WagsCommon Sense with Money,  and Coupon Mom
Revlon Top Speed Nail Color – $5.99 get $5RR

Get $1 RR WYB Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care 5.7-14oz $2.99

-$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie product 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-B1 Aussie or Herbal Essence Product G1 Styler free (to $3.23) 12-26-10 PG x1/31
= AS LOW AS $.50 EACH!



Olay 2 or 4pk Bar Soap B1G1 50% OFF (Olay 4pk $4.99)
-$2/1 Olay Bodywash, Bar, In Shower Lotion, Hand & Body Lotion 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-Free Olay Total Effects Facial Cleaner (to $6) wyb (1) Total Effects Facial Moisturizer & 1 Total Effects Body Wash 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-Free Olay Hand & Body Lotion (up to $7) wyb 1 Olay body wash 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
= AS LOW AS $.50 EACH FOR THE 4PK



Carmex Lip Care .15 to .35oz $.99 (w/in ad Q)
-$.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm, any – 11-07-10 SS x1/31
= JUST $.69 EACH

Get a $2 RR WYB Pantene Hair Care 2/$7

Shampoo or Conditioner 12.6oz or Styling Product 1.9 to 11.5oz
-$3/2 Pantene Products ETS 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-B1 Pantene (ETS) G1 12.6oz or less Pantene shampoo free (to $6) 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-$1/2 Pantene products (ETS) 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
= AS LOW AS $.75 EACH!

Get $4 RR WYB Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor System $9.99

-$4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-$4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or power razor 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
= AS LOW AS $1.99 EACH

Nabisco Crackers 2/$5

Use $1/1 Nabisco Crackers 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/2/2011)
PLUS use $1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers Walgreens IVC
Pay $1 per box after coupon



Tic Tacs $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $0.75/1 Tic Tac Single or Multipack 10/3/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Pay $0.24 after coupons


Get a $5 RR WYB $15+ or $10 WYB $20 in Participating Vicks Products

NyQuil or DayQuil or Liquid, 10oz, Formula 44, 6oz $5
-$1.50/1 Vicks Dayquil product 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-$1.50/1 Vicks Nyquil product 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-FREE Puffs (up to $1.99) wyb (2) Vicks products, any 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
-$1/1 Vicks Product, any 12-26-10 PG x1/31
Children’s NyQuill Cold & Cough Liquid, 6oz $4
-$1/1 Vicks Product, any 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-FREE Puffs (up to $1.99) wyb (2) Vicks products, any 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
VapoRub, 1.75oz, BabyRub, 1.76oz, Vapo Inhaler, .007oz $4
-$1/1 Vicks Product, any 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-FREE Puffs (up to $1.99) wyb (2) Vicks products, any 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
Vicks Sinex Vapo Spray .5oz $6
-$4/1 Sinex Product 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-$1/1 Vicks Product, any 12-26-10 PG x1/31
-FREE Puffs (up to $1.99) wyb (2) Vicks products, any 11-28-10 P&G x12/31
= MONEY MAKER ON SINEX AND FREE PUFFS!

Christmas is over

Here's a picture of my homemade cookies! I haven't baked Christmas cookies in a very long time.
Oh  my. What a week it was.I didn't have time to chase my deals or blog.  Now that Christmas is over, I can go back to my deal chasing ways. Can you believe that I'm still researching this week's deals? I won't even shop today. I plan to go tomorrow after working my part time job.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Time is flying by!

This last week has been incredibly busy. We've had numerous activities plus family has arrived from out of town. I finally got to put up the Christmas tree today. Now to wrap some presents.

Amanda and I went shopping Sunday.  We visited both CVS & Walgreens. We got the best deals we could. It's slim pickins this week.

CVS
Buy Therma Care  1ct for $2.79 get $2.79 extra bucks
1-Decorative Band-Aid Brand Bandages 20-25 ct - $2.49; Get $2 EB (Limit 2 Dec Monthly Deal)= $0.49 after EcB

Buy 2 Pantene Shampoos and/or conditioners for $ 6.97

Use B1G1 Pantene Shampoo WYB any Pantene Product, Free Product, 12.6
oz or less, excludes trial size P&G 11/28
Listerine Antieseptic 500ml Mouthwash  $1.49 after $ .50 coupon and $2EB

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Walgreens reply

I got a call from the manager of the Walgreens that wouldn't let me use more than 1 Super jingle cash per day. He stated that I was right and that he was sorry I had such a bad experience. I wasn't very impressed, but I appreciate the apology.

It's been a very busy week around here. I haven't had alot of time to shop or blog. So glad tomorrow is Friday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CVS 12/12

Here's what I grabbed at CVS Sunday. I burned some EBs and paid my bill with my CVS GC. The gum was free w/a coupon spitter outer coupon, the floss cost about a quarter each after Q and EBs. The lasting impressions and batteries did cost a little. CVS was not giving away much this week.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dollar General deals

Did you know that Coupon Mom posts Dollar General deals like she does with  Walgreens, CVS, Target and Walmart? I found a couple of deals to grab from her Grocery Deals by State section.
Here is what I did today-
2 bags of Friskies cat food Surfin and Turfin(BOGO this week)$4.25 each
1 fabuloso on sale - $1.67 (reg. $1.80)
1 coffeemate-on sale-16 oz size $2.00 (reg. $2.75)
=12.17
-$4.25(BOGO cat food)
-$1 cat food Q 9/12RP
-$1 cat food Q
-$0.50   fabuloso Q from Spanish coupon insert
-$0.55 Coffeemate Q from 11/14RP
=$4.87 + $0.31 tax=$5.18  cash OOP



At the end of my receipt, I got a $5 off of $25 purchase on Saturday only.  I will probably use this to buy more of the same deals.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Walgreens, We have a problem

My daughter Amanda decided to go with today.  She wanted to get back in to the coupon shopping. She took a break last year because she started teaching 6th grade Math. Our first stop was CVS and it was smooth sailing. No moneymakers or freebies, but good deals to grab. 2nd stop was Walgreens.  This Walgreens is usally a friendly store. We grabbed all the deals we wanted and headed for the cashier. Amanda went first and we tried to get her over $25 after in ad Wags coupons and thought we had. However, she did not get Super Jingle Cash and I just shrugged it off as maybe we didn't get her over $25 before tax. Her next transaction was the same AND the cashier would let her use only 1 Jingle Cash coupon! Of course I questioned this and he was very positive about this NEW policy. Amanda was still pleased with her bargains but I was fuming. We walked over to the cosmetics counter for my 3 transactions. I was just trying to roll my Super Jingle cash into Jingle cash. The BA there told me I could use a Super and a regular together and that the other cashier was mistaken. However, after my 2nd transaction she told me that I could only use 1 super jingle cash per day! I was getting a little flustered. The manager came over and said they had received a memo about this. I then told them to void my purchase and that I would call customer service about this. I was more than a little miffed about this. I went home and called customer service and they didn't know what to say! They were turning it in the highers up and I am supposed to hear from someone within 2 business days.

After I calmed down, I went back out to another friendly Walgreens and had no problems whatsoever-except the in ad coupon for the  Hallmark money holder cards wouldn't work and they price modified them. I did about 6 transactions at this store using Super Jingle Cash and Jingle cash without any hassles. I am sooooo relieved-but I feel bad that my daughter experienced the earlier situation.

I good deal-using $5 Super Jingle cash to pay and get back a $5 jingle cash for Hallmark.
1. 6 $0.99 holiday moneyholder cards=$5.94
2. 2 glade relaxing moments air fresheners=$5.98
3. 1 softsoap hand soap=$2.79
=$14.71
-$1.94 in ad for cards
-$2.99 in ad for air freshener
-$1.80 in ad for hand soap
-$1 man. q for air freshener
-$1 man. q for air freshener
-$0.35 man. q for hand soap
=$5.63
-$5 Super Jingle Cash
=$0.66 +$0.05 tax=$0.71  cash OOP
got back a $5 jingle cash for Hallmark Cards

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Next week at Walgreens & CVS 12/12

WAGS-it looks very promising here this week.
Earn up to $20 in Jingle Cash. Get $5 for every $25 you spend


Activ-On Joint& Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief $7.99 get $8 RR
Goody bobby pin slides or barettes 6-12 pk, or ouchless elastics 12 or 17 pk $2 get $2 RR
Hallmark greeting cards get $2 rr wyb 2, or get $5 rr wyb 6
Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, and get back $5 RR
$4 RR wyb Just For Me! No Lye Relaxer or Soft Beautiful Botanicals Relaxer Kit or Texturizer $4.99
Olay Total Effects Body Wash 15.2 oz $6.99 get $3 rr
Wstraws 75 pk or cutlery 24 pk $.39 w/ in-ad coupon
Toblerone, 3.5 or 3.52 oz chocolates 2/$3
Toblerone, 3.52oz+ OR Terrys 6.0oz+ $1.00/2 (12/31/10) SS 11/21/2010
$1/2 Toberlone Bar, 3.5 or 3.52 oz ...December IVC
Splenda no calorie sweetner 100 packets or granulated $2.99 ( Coupon applicable if Fiber variety included)
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Granulated With Fiber Product $2 DND (12/31/10) RP 11/7/2010
Bic Comfort 3 Disposable Razors B1 @$3.99 G1 FREE
-$2/1 Bic 3 Blade or 4 Blade Disposable Shaver 12-12-10 SS x1/9
= AS LOW AS FREE WYB (2)
Get $5 RR WYB (4) M+M’s 9.9 to 12.6oz 4/$10

-$1/2 M+M Holiday product any11-14-10 RP x12/25
-$1/1 M+M Pretzel Chocolate Candies, Any 9.9 Oz+ PRINT
-$2/3 Mars Holiday Products (Very long list these are included) 12-5-10 RP x12/25
= AS LOW AS $.25 EACH!

-$1.50/1 ; $1/1 Finesse product on any – 10-24-10 SS x1/30/11
= AS LOW AS $.50 EACH!
Glade Relaxing Moments Spray 9.7 oz. B1 $2.99 G1 FREE
-$1/1 Glade Premium Room Spray 9.7 oz 12-5-10 RP x1/16/11
Pay $0.99 for two when you use two $1/1 coupon and in ad coupon

Mars Candy, (includes Snickers and Skittles among others) $0.39 after in ad couponUse $2/3 Mars Holiday Products 12/5/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/25/2010)
Use $0.50/2 Milky Way Brand Bars
Use $0.50/2 Skittles Candy (click on special savings)
As low as Free or $0.14 for the Milky Way and Skittles
Huggies wipes 2/$5
Use $0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/11/2010)
PLUS use $1/1 Huggies Wipes Walgreens IVC
Pay $1 per tub after coupons
Blistex Lip products $0.99
Use $1/2 Blistex 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Pay $0.98 for two after coupon





























CVS-not so promising.
ECB Deals

Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health toothpaste 4.2oz, w/Scope Outlast 4oz, rinse 250ml or Oral-B flos $2.99 Get $2 ECB Limit 2
$1 or $0.75 Crest toothpaste 4.2 or larger PG 11/28 exp 12/31
$5 ECB wyb (2) of these Gillette Products Limit 1
Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Venus razor 1ct. or cartridges 4-8ct.
$4 Gillette ProGlide razor PG 11/28 exp 12/31

Glade or Oust Get $3 eb wyb $10 Limit 2:
Glade Fragrance Collection diffuser 1.62 oz, candle 10 oz, Sense and Spray .43 oz, or Plugins Lasting Impressions 1.42 oz $6
Glade Sense and Spray refill .43 oz, scented oil refills 1-3 ct, Oust 10-12 oz, Fabric Air 22 oz, Essential oils 4 oz, or soy based candle 2 oz $2.50
Glade Fragrance Collections Reed Diffuser B1G1F up to $6.99 (12/19/10) SS 11/7/2010

Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder $3 (1/16/11)RP 12/5/2010
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder $3 (12/19/10) SS 11/7/2010

Moneymaker Hallmark tissue deal is over

It appears that this great deal is no longer available....................................I'm glad I was able to take advantage of it yesterday. On to the next great deal at WAGS!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Perfect Deal at Walgreens

I started with a $2.50RR from the  Crest Toothpaste deal. I bought 6 of the $0.99 Hallmark tissues and 1 Big Roll toilet paper.  I used the in ad Qs for both items and then paid with my $2.50RR. Total cash OOP $0.00-and I got back a $5RR for the Hallmark tissue!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Walgreens Moneymaker Hallmark Tissue Paper

This is a great deal:
Buy 6 Hallmark White Tissue Paper (20 ct) $0.99 each

Use 3/$1 In Ad coupon (will deduct $3.94)
Pay $2 out of pocket and get back one $5 Jingle Cash/Register Reward

I've done this twice. I LUV moneymaker deals!

Common Sense with Money says that the Hallmark Christmas wrapping paper that is on sale for BOGO is also generating $2 Jingle Cash!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My trip to Walmart

I challenged myself today. I wanted to see what I could "buy" with my free $5 Walmart gift card we got in the mail. Can you believe we were sent a free $5 Walmart gift card because the closest Super Walmart was remodeled? Well, I bought $28.65 worth of goodies and spent my $5 gift card and $0.21 cash OOP! I know I could've used several extra free or moneymaker coupons on this deal, but I didn't want to alert the Walmart police!  I'm not crazy about Walmart, but wanted to use my free $5 gift card!
I looked at Coupon Mom's Walmart deals and also looked at some coupon forums-Slickdeals and Hot Coupon World and had an idea what were the best buys at Walmart.
The best coupon deals at Walmart
1.Yakisoba noodles $0.48 use the $0.50 coupon 10/10SS
2.Mt. Olive sweet relish $0.98 use the $1.00 coupon 10/31SS
3.Shick disposible razors $1.97 use the $2.00 coupon 12/5SS
4.Wheat Thin Stix $1.99 used the free coupon I got in the mail
5. Pictureka $5.24 use the $5 coupon 12/5SS
6. Duck Packing tape $1.08 use the $1 coupon 11/21SS
7. Suave deodorant $0.97 use the $0.75 coupon 11/14RP
8. Fleishman's yeast $0.98 use the $0.40 coupon 12/5SS
9.Scope $3.39 use the $2 coupon 11/7 RP
10 All You magazine $2.25 NO Q!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Walgreens 12/6

This went really well for my 1st transaction of the week at Walgreens. I wanted to get my total over $25 so I could get the "Super Jingle Cash" $5 coupon, good next week. I've been doing my research and was really anxious to see if the deals work. I got my total actually to $27.56 (I guess I could've left off the free candy (after Qs of course, or the Carmex, but I wanted a little cushion.  I had read that your total needed to be $25 after Walgreens Qs, but this is not the case! Just make sure your total is $25 before coupons! I spent $9 in RRs and $1.15 cash OOP and got back $5super jingle cash for next week, $2.50JC for crest, and $3 rebate slip for the cortaid! (So, my net spending was a negative $0.35!) Not bad!

Here's what I did
1. 2 Cortaids @$3ea.(bought 2 cuz I had a good coupon) $6
2. Scotch scissors $7.99-this is a great deal-they are beautiful-in-ad Q for $2.99
3. Crest $3.49
4. Carmex $1.50
5. 6 Nutcracker snickers Xmas candy @3/$1=$2
6. 2 zip lick bags @$3.29 ea.= $6.58
=$27.56
-$4 Q for Cortaid wyb 2 from first aid box I bought during the summer
-$1 scotch scissors IP Q
-$0.75 crest Q from  11/28 PG
-$2/3 any mars candy Q 12/5RP
-$1.25/2 ziplick bags Q
-$0.51 Carmex in ad Q
-$5.00 Scotch scissors in ad Q  Go here for Q
-$2.60 ziplock in ad Q
-$9JC from last week- (3 Natrol Melatonin JC)
=$1.15 cash OOP
got back $5 super jingle cash, $2.50JC for crest and $3 rebate form for cortaid

I'm trying to be careful about how many JC's I'm tying up in SJC- cuz we can't "re-spend" them this week. We have to wait until 12/12-12/18.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

CVS 12/05

We had a long day today. Anthony & Jessica moved into their new house and we helped-ouch my aching back! Congrats to Anthony & Jess!! I did just a little bit of shopping late this afternoon. I wanted to try to get the Zhu Zhu pet deal and it worked!  Each one of these furry little things cost $9.88 and will make nice little stocking stuffers for some munchkins.  I bought 4 of those cute critters, 3-12 packs of diet coke (2 are still in the car- my back hurts!), and the Azo itch relief cream and spent $17.06 on my Gift Card. I used $8 in EBs and got $8 back in EBs. My receipt says I saved $47.09 today!
Here's how it went down-
3-12 packs of diet coke $10
2 Zhu Zhu pets $ 19.76
2 Zhu Zhu pets $19.76
1 Azo itch relief $ 6.99
=$56.51
- $19.76-2 free zhu zhu pets
-$1/3 12 packs coke peelie Q
-$2 Azo itch IP Q
-$9.88 IP CVS Q for buy 2 get 1 Zhu Zhu pet free
=$23.87
-$7.98 in EBs
=$15.89
+ $1.17 in tax
=$17.06

I could've burned some EBs to reduce my OOP, but decided to save some for other deals!

12/5 Deals at Wags & CVS

This weekend is flying by-I started this 2 days ago and can't seem to get finished!

Walgreens
 - spend $25 in one order, get back $5 Jingle Cash/RR (will be valid from 12/12 - 12/18). You get back $5 for every $25 you spend, all the way up to $20 for spending $100.
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Toothpaste (4 oz) $3.49, use $1 coupon (11/28 PG) and get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, use $1 WAG coupon (Everything Bright and Beautiful coupon book found in stores, usually at beauty counter) and get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Optimum Care Relaxer Kit $5.99, use $2 coupon and get back $4 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Cortaid Maximum Strength 1% Cream (0.5 oz) $3, submit for $3 rebate (form prints at checkout) = FREE
Reach Total Care Floss 30 yd estimated price FREE
Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3
Use $0.60/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
Use $0.50/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
Pay as low as $0.90 each after coupon
Ziploc bags $1.99 after in ad coupon
Use $1/2 Ziploc Bags 12/5/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/29/2011)
Use $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/2/2011)
Pay $1.49 after coupons
Buy $15 in Participating products and get back a $5 register rewards
Ragu Sauce 2/$3
Use B2G1 Pasta WYB Ragu Pasta Sauce 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
Hellmann’s Mayo $3
Use $0.50/1 Hellmann’s Products 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
Hallmark Greeting Cards (prices vary),
Buy 2 or more participating Hallmark Greeting cards, receive $2RR or
Buy 6 or more, receive $5 register reward back
Final Cost? (could be a good deal if $0.49 cards are included)
CVS
Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Coke 12 packs three for $10, get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = three for $7 *Look for $2 off $10 purchase CVS coupon for sugar-free items (50 Million Pound Challenge booklets found at Pharmacy counters)
Spend $50 in gift cards, get back $10 EB. Includes Petco, Magazines.com, LL Bean, Foot Locker, Neopets or MyTech.
(CVS Monthly Deal - good until 12/27
AZO Itch Relief Cream or Wipes $6.99, use $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit)

Zhu Zhu Pets Buy One Get One Free
-Buy two get one free printable coupon
Grab Four of them
-buy two get one free coupon
-buy one get one free store promotion
Pay for one and get three free

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Day At Walgreens

Walgreening Dec. 2, 2010
                                   Sometimes the little things make me happy-(and my brain doesn't have to work so hard!)

                                                                                Nothing fancy-just cheap!
I paid a total of $1.29 cash OOP for this. I completed 2 transaction, but this could be done in 1.
Trans 1
Natrol $3
3 Eclipse gum $2
2 Folger's coffee $5
1 choc. Santa $0.29
=$10.29
-$3 IP Q for Natrol
-$1 Folgers coffee Q
-$1 Folgers coffee Q
-$0.99RR
-$0.99RR
-$0.99RR
-$0.99RR
=$0.33
got back $3RR and $1RR

Trans 2
1 W Wipes $1.50
1 salonpas $5.99
1 Bic disp lighter $2.99
2 Brthe rt strips $1.98
=$12.46
-$1.50 br. rt. strips Q
-$1.50 bic lighter Q
-$0.50 in ad Q for W wipes
-$1 Dec. booklet Q for bic lighter
-$1 in ad Q for br. rt strips
-$5RR
-$1 RR
=$0.96 cash OOP
got back a $6RR

$22.46 worth of stuff for $1.29 cash OOP -not too bad!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WAGS Friends and Family Day

This is one transaction using my 15% friends and family coupon and a $3/15 coupon. I paid $0.87 cash OOP for all of this!! Yes you are seeing a wireless keyboard-I decided to get this for my Wii using money maker RRs!!

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of getting the perfect deal?

I had fully intended to take some time off work today to get some serious shopping done. Well, it just didn't work out that way and I had to scramble to get this much done....................
Some highlights include-wireless keyboard, HP printer, Vitality toothbrush, fire place logs,  3 12 pks of diet coke-not in picture-already put away, diapers.............I still have $60 in RRs!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Walgreens 4 day sale

Get $3 RR WYB Natrol Melatonin 100ct $3

-$2/1 Natrol Product, Any – 10-10-10 RP x4/30/11
= $2 MONEY MAKER
Bic w/ Child Guard, 5pk or Multi-Purpose or Luminere Candle Lighter $2.99
-$1.50/1 Bic Multi-Purpose or Multi-Position Lighter, any – 11-07-10 SS x12/31
-$1/1 Bic Multi-Purpose or Multi-Position Lighter, Any – All You, Nov 2010 x12/31
$1/1 Bic w/ Child Guard, 5pk or Multi-Purpose or Luminere Candle Lighter (5486) Dec. Coupon Book
=  $.49
Truvia Sweetener, 4opk $1.99
-$1/1 ; $.75/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener, Any – 09-12-10 RP x12/5
-$1/1 Truvia Natural Sweetener, Any – All You, Nov 10 x1/31/11
=  $.99
Starbucks Via Ready Brew, 3pk $1.99
-$1/1 Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, on a 3 or 8-pk – 11-21-10 SS x1/31/11
=  $.99
Oral-B Vitality Power Toothbrush, 3 or 4pk Replacement Heads $10 OFF (w/in ad Q)
-$10/1 Oral-B Vitality or other Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush – 11-14-10 RP x12/31
-$5/1 Oral B replacement brush heads 3ct or larger 11-28-10 PG x12/31

Monday, November 29, 2010

Using the $3/15 coupon to buy moneymaker Sinex!

This coupon was still spitting out today when you buy something without using RRs.  I decided to get back my RRs that I burned yesterday on my newspapers.  I first bought a chocolate bar for .50 and my $3/15 coupon spit out. Then I bought 2 sinex, 1 salonpas 5ct, 1 box of puffs tissues and another chocolate bar. I used my $3/15 Q first, then my $4 sinex coupons and then the coupon for the free puffs. I paid with $5 in RRs and change and got back a $5RR for the sinex and a $6RR for the salonpas!! I just made $6 in RRs! I did this 2 times today, so I got back $12 in RRs back from the $13.50 I burned yesterday. I have 8 more of the sinex coupons that are expiring tomorrow. Can you guess what I'll be doing tomorrow? I'm just hoping that the $3/15 coupon is still popping out tomorrow.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Using the $3/15 coupon for my newspapers

Here's my story-
I now order my inserts online and save alot of money doing it. I order for the month and my supplier did not include this weeks insert in our monthly order because her region did not get the P&G insert. I decided to just burn some of my RRs from Wags black friday rampage. I looked over Slickdeals before I left for some Sunday shopping and a poster commented that this nifty coupon was spitting out-but only if you paid for something with cash-no RRs. They had bought the Salonpas that is only $.89 (w/in ad Q) ) and got the coupon. So I tried it and it worked. I did this 2 times and ended up with 9 newspapers and 2 of the  Salonpas that are $5.99 and get back $6 RR, 2 command hangers and 3 eclipse gums. After all was said and done, I spent $13.50 in RRs for my $18 in newspapers!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Week of 11/28 at CVS & Walgreens

What I'm getting at CVS


Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $9.99 Earn 9.99 ECBs Limit 1

Use FREE after ECBs!

Suave Deodorant $0.89

Use $0.75/1 Suave Deodorant 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/12/2010)
Pay 14 cents after coupon


What I'm getting at Walgreens

Folgers Coffee 2/$5

Use $1/1 Folgers Product 11/7/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/4/2010)
PLUS use $1/2 Folgers Walgreens coupon in December Coupon Booklet
Pay $1 for one after coupons


Command Adhesive 2/$3

Use $1/1 Command Product 11/14/2010 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2010
Pay $0.50 after coupon

SalonPas Pain Relief patches 5ct $5.99, Earn a $5.99 in Jingle Cash

Free after Jingle Cash


Vicks products 2/$10, Earn a $5 Jingle Cash when you buy two

20 ct. NyQuil or DayQuil or Liquid, 10 oz.
Formula 44, 6 oz.
Use $1.50/1 Dayquil Product 11/28/2010 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2010) or
Use $1.50/1 Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Pay $2 for two after coupons and Jingle Cash



Holiday M&M’s 4/$10, Earn a $5 Jingle Cash (Register rewards) when you buy four
Use two $1/2 Mars Holiday Candy 11/14/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/25/2010)
Pay $3 for four bags after coupons and Jingle Cash

Quaker products 2/$5, Earn a $2 Jingle Cash when you buy two

Life or Cap’n Crunch Cereal, 15 or 16 oz.
10 or 12 pack Instant Oatmeal
10 pack Chewy Granola Bars
Use $0.75/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Use $1/2 Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal 8/29/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Pay as low as $2 for two after coupon and jingle cash

BLACK FRIDAY at Walgreens

OMG-I went crazy AGAIN! This is all Walgreens with one trip to CVS thrown in there. I started with a $20 bill and have $6 left. I also started with $64 in RRs and now have $93 in RRs. WOW! I'll be making some great Christmas gift baskets!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving at CVS

Happy Thanksgiving!
We  were officially the first customers at CVS this morning! We got out of the house at 6:30 this morning because we decided to grab a ham and get a free turkey at HEB.  This was a last minute decision after we found out we're having extra mouths to feed. HEB opened early this morning! CVS is right across the street from HEB and we had to wait about 5 minutes before they unlocked the doors. I split this up into 4 transactions because I started with $8 in EBs.  We splurged and got the 3/$10 watches. I grabbed everything on my list!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CVS & WALGREENS Black Friday Deals

CVS-

 Renpure Organics Sham/Cond (13.5 oz) or Amazing Miracle Reconstructor (8 oz) $4.99, get back $4.99 EB (Limit 2)
 Old Spice Fresh Collection or Gillette Odor Shield Deodorant (2.6 oz) $4, use $2 Gillette coupon (10/31 P&G) and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $2 profit

 Herbal Essences Hydralicious Sham/Cond (10.1 oz) $3.99, use $2 Clairol coupon (10/31 P&G) or buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (10/10 P&G) and get back $3.99 EB each (Limit 2) = $2 - $1 profit

 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (6 oz) $3.99, use $1 coupon (or 11/14 SS) and get back $3.99 EB (Limit 2) = $1 profit

 Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion (8.4 oz) $6.99, use $1 coupon (11/7 RP) and get back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit

 Listerine Pocketpacks (3 pack, 72 strips total) $2.99, use $0.50 coupon (3/7, 5/16 or 10/10 RP or 8/1 SS) and get back $2.99 EB (Limit 2) = $0.50 profit

 Carmex Lip Balm (0.15 - 0.35 oz) $0.99, use $0.30 coupon (11/7 SS) and get back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = $0.30 profit

 Advil PM (4 ct) $0.99, get back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

 Phillips In-Ear Headphones or Universal Remote Control $6.99, get back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

 Excedrin Migraine, PM or Extra Strength (8 ct) $0.99, get back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

 L.A. Looks Styling Gel (20 oz) $2.99, get back $2.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

 Reese's Singles (1.4 - 2 oz) $0.79, get back $0.79 EB (Limit 5) = FREE

 Mars King Size Candy Bars (1.94 - 3.63 oz) $1.59, get back $1.59 EB (Limit 5) = FREE

Xtra 2X Laundry Detergent (28 loads) $1.99, buy two, use $1 off coupon (10/17 SS) and get back $1 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99 for two

 Appliances $18.88, get back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $8.88 each - Includes American Era chocolate fountain, rice cooker, popcorn, cupcake maker, Rival Crock-Pot or coffeemaker and more



WALGREENS:

Kleenex Tissue (60 ct or larger) $0.79 with in-circular coupon, buy six and use two $0.50 off 3 coupons (10/3 S) and get back $3 RR (monthly deal, WYB 6) = $0.74 or $0.12 each

BF: Bic Soleil Bella or Flex 4 Disposable Razors $2.99, use $2 coupon (or Nov. All You magazine, pg. 8) and get back $2 RR = $1.01 profit

BF: Colgate Total Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon (Diabetes & You magazine found near Pharmacy) and get back $3 RR = $1.01 profit

BF: Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon (10/31 P&G) and get back $3 RR = $1.01 profit

BF: Just for Men 2 in 1 Sham & Cond (8 oz) $4.99, use $1 coupon and get back $5 RR = $1.01 profit

BF: Herbal Essences Hair Care (5.7 - 12 oz) $2.49, use $2 Clairol coupon (10/31 P&G) and get back $1.50 RR = $1.01 profit

BF: Gillette Fusion Proseries Skin Care (1.7 -5 oz) $5.49, get back $5.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Oral B Indicator Toothbrush $2.25,  get back $2.25 RR = free

 Planters Nuts - Nutrition (9.25 or 9.75 oz), Cashews (9.75 oz) or Mixed (10 oz) $3.49, use $1 coupon and submit for Try Me Free rebate (prints at checkout) = $1 profit

 Gum Eez-Thru Flossers (90 pack) $2.25, use $0.75 coupon and get back $2.25 RR = $0.75 profit

 Centrum Silver (30 ct) $4.24, use $1 coupon (10/3 RP) and get back $3.25 RR = Free

 Scunci Elastics $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Centrum Silver Vitamins (30 ct) $4.24, use $1 coupon (10/3 RP) and get back $3.25 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Nivea for Men Shave Gel (7 oz) $2.99, get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Olay Body Wash (10 oz) $3.49, use $1 coupon (10/31 P&G) and get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Dr. Pepper, Sunkist, 7UP, Canada Dry, A&W or Hawaiian Punch 2 liter sodas $0.99, get back $1 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit *Look for $1 off 2 peelie coupons that would get you two 2-liters for free

 Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Spray (4 oz) $3.99, get back $4 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash (3 oz) $3.49, get back $3.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Buy this Secret along with Olay Body Wash (10 oz) $3.49 and use $5 off any Olay WYB Secret coupon (10/31 P&G) and get back $2.50 RR for the Olay = $4.02 profit for Olay and Secret

 Advil PM (4 ct) $0.99, get back $1 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Robitussin To Go (2 ct) $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Thermacare (1 ct) $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

 Fiber Choice Fruit Tablets (10 ct) $2.50, get back $2.50 RR = FREE

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Target 11/22

I decided to run to Super T. (I don't know if I'll brave another Black Friday at Target.) I was so happy to grab 4 games for Christmas presents! I spent $14 on a rebate GC for all of this after all my Qs and got a $5 GC for the 5 glade holiday scent items. The mailer that I received last week with Super T qs and a $5 off $50 grocery purchase coupon really helped.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Walgreens 11/22

This transaction was not exactly how I wanted it to come out.. I also wanted the King's Hawaiin rolls, but this Walgreens didn't have any. I ended up spending $2.21 cash OOP and I didn't use any RRs 'cuz all I have are $5RRs from the Sinex. I got back a $3RR, $2.50JC(jingle cash), and a $1JC. So I made some money on this deal!!
Here's what I did
1. 6 Kleenex tissues $1.39 each = $8.54
2. 2 Secret small size $0.99 each= $1.98
3. 2 olay bar 2 pac $2.00each = $4.00
4. 1 Colgate pro clinical tpaste $3.49
=$18.03
-$0.50 Q for kleenex
-$0.50 Q for kleenex
-$5 Q for secret/olay
-$5 Q for secret/olay
-$1 Q Colgate from Diabetes mag.
-$3.60 in ad Q for Kleenex
=$2.21 cash OOP
Got back a $3RR for Kleenex, $2.50jingle cash for toothpaste, $1jingle cash for Olay bars

Friday, November 19, 2010

Walgreens & CVS Deals 11/21

Not too much this week.....until Black friday!

Next week at Walgreens

REGISTER REWARD DEALS


Get $2.50 RR WYB Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 4oz $3.49
Get $1 RR WYB (2) Olay 2 pk, Zest 3pk, Safeguard 4 pk 2/$4

-$5/1 Olay Bar, Body Wash, In Shower Body Lotion Or Hand & Body Lotion, Any WYB (1) Secret Product, Any – 10-31-10 PG

Next week at CVS
Good Deals at CVS 11/21-11/24



Advil PM 4 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB Limit 1 FREE

Excedrin Migraine PM or Extra Strength 8 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB Limit 1 FREE
Ajax Dish Liquid $.89 use $.50/1 Ajax dish liquid, except trial size (SmartSource en Espanol) - 11-14-10

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CVS

Just grabbin some of the deals at CVS!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Walgreens 11/16

GDA!  I tried the Tums deal and it works!
I bought 2 tums at $3.79 each. I used 2 of the $1 internet printable Qs and the $3 in-ad Q. I bought the Walgreens cups (like to keep these at work!) $1.99 and used the in-ad Q (took off $1.10). I could've found a cheaper filler but saw the cups and wanted to grab them before I forgot I wanted them!!
I paid $0.54 cash OOP for this.
Not too shabby!(I saved $9.10.)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Walgreens 11/15

I can't find any Sinex!
Today I bought
1. 1 kettle chips $1.50
2.Kids eeze cough and cold $4.99
3. Zantac $9.49
4, Fried onions $1.59
5. Ecotrin $3.49
=$21.06
-$5 zantac man. q
-$1 kettle chips man q
-$ .50 fried onions man q
-$2 ecotrin man q
-$ .60 in ad q for onions
-$3 in ad q for zantac
-$1.50 in ad q for ecotrin
-$4 RR
=$3.46 cash OOP
got back $5RR for kids eeze cough and cold

Gotta find some Sinex!

Target-cheap Del Monte Veggies with coupon that expires today

Target has Del Monte veggies on sale for $0.45 each. Use the $1/5 Q from 9/19 RP to get some cheap canned veggies. The only thing is that the coupon expires today!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Deals at Walgreens and CVS 11/14/10

Walgreens
What's Free
-Kids Eeze Cough  Cold Relief 12 ct Get $5 RR WYB Kids-EEZE Cough & Cold Relief 12 ct $4.99
-Gain Dish Detergent $0.89 with in-circular coupon (give second), use $1 coupon (10/10 P&G) = FREE/$0.11 profit
-Ecotrin Pain Relief 45 ct FREE walgreens in ad coupon for $1.99  use 10/10 rp $2.00/1 Q
M&M’s (9.9 – 12.6 oz) 4/$10 Get $5 RR wyb 4 Use (2) $1/2 Coupon (11/14 RP)

Final $.75 each wyb 4-
Get $5 RR WYB Vicks 2/$10= $3 MONEY MAKER IF SINEX IS INCLUDED AGAIN!
use 2 of the $4/1 Sinex Product, any – 10-10-10 PG (if included)

-Zantac 24-30 ct estimated price $2.00 after $5Q from 11/14SS and in-adQ
-French’s French Fried Onions $.99 with in ad coupon Use $.50/1 Coupon (11/7 SS)
Final Price = $.49
Puffs Facial Tissue $.89 with in ad coupon

Use $.25/1 Coupon (10/31 P&G)
Final Price = $.64
Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes $.99 with in ad coupon

Use $.50/2 Coupon (11/14 or 10/3 GM)
Final Price = $.74 each wyb 2
Skippy Peanut Butter $1.50

Use $.50/1 Coupon (11/14 RP)
Final Price = $1


Nabisco Crackers (9 -16 oz) 2/$5
Buy 2
Use (2) $1/1 Coupons (11/14 SS)
PLUS
Use $1/2 Coupon Walgreens NOVEMBER Coupon Book
Final Price = $1 each wyb 2



CVS
Blistex Lip Medex 0.25 oz $.09

Oral B Vitality Floss Action Toothbrush FREE
Skippy Peanut Butter 15-16.3 oz $.67
Ragu Pasta Sauce 26 oz $1.17 Get a FREE box of Pasta with every two boxes
Aussie or Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 10.1-13.5 oz or Stlyler 6-14 oz $.49
Duracell AA/AAA 4 pack, C/D 2 pack or 9 volt 1 pack $1.49
Mentos Gum 15 ct FREE

General Mills Fiber One Bars 5ct $.99
Lindsay Large Pitted Olives 6 oz $.33
Right Guard Sport, Extreme, Total Defense or Dry Idea 2.4 oz Deodorant $1
Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz For Men $.75

Aussie or Herbal Essences Sham/Cond/Stylers $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/14 RP) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit


Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System $14.99, use $10 coupon (9/12 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Oral B Vitality Floss Action Toothbrush $23, use $10 coupon (11/14 RP) and get back $13 EB (Limit 2) = FREE

Fiber One Chewy Bars $3.99, use $0.50 coupon and get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $0.49

Spend $10, get back $3 EB (Limit 1). Includes Hellman's Mayo $3, Lipton Green, Original, Decaf, Cold Brew or Iced Tea $2.50, Skippy PB $1.67 and/or Ragu Sauce $1.67. There were Ragu & Skippy coupons in the 11/14 RP.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I made some tortillas for Darlin Dan!



They are not real pretty, but goodness they made some tasty egg and country sausage tacos! I found an easy recipe for flour tortillas today and decided to give it the old college try. Made Darlin Dan a happy man.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shopping with Darlin Dan on Friday Night at Super T

Darlin Dan and I went out Friday evening. First, we grabbed a burger and then we made a pit stop at Super T. I wanted to see if this Super T (not my fav.) had the Olay deal and the  $1.99 a lb.roasts. We were in luck and I decided to get my shop on. (I posted a picture on Friday.) What I forgot to mention was what Darlin Dan observed while I was checking out. We all know how frustrating it can be at checkout when you have "many" coupons and the registers are asking for verification of each and every item. Well, I guess I ticked off more than a couple of customers behind me in line. I was oblivious to this. I'm always watching the register, trying to make sure everything goes as planned. Darlin Dan was chuckling as we were leaving. As I was triple checking my receipt, I asked him what was so funny. He said, "My Darlin' made some shoppers leave in a huff". I looked at him and of course said, "What?"  "Well," he said, "One lady just pushed her buggy to the side and walked out of the store without buying anything, and another one put all her items back in her cart and went to another register. Then another customer decided to go to another register." Oops! All I can say is, if Target could get their registers to behave, everybody could have a pleasant and quick shopping experience. I had all my coupons ready to go, manufacturer Qs first, Target Qs second, gift cards third.
And that's all I have to say about that!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shopping at Target

I went to Target today to grab some Curel lotion and candles. I ended up spending $7 cash OOP......after qs and $10 in GCs and got another $10 worth of GCs.
Here's what I grabbed:
3 Johnson and Johnson baby wash/lotion $1.97 each=$5.41
2 Curel Lotions $3.69 each =$$7.38
2 solo paper plates 2/$500
5 holiday candles $2.50each=$12.50
2 Goodlife Recipe for cats $0.77each = $1.54
1 GasX $3.99
=$36.83
-$3 in Johnson and Johnson man. Qs($1ea)
-$2 in Curel Man. Qs ($1ea)
-$2 in cat food man. Qs ($1 ea)
-$1.50 in Solo IP Qs ($0.75ea)
-$3/3 tearpad Q for candles(I think I found these at WAGS)
-$2/2 Q from inside packages of candles
-$1 man. Q for GasX
-$1 IP Target Q for paper goods
-$1 IP Target Q for Curel
-$3 IP Target Q for GasX
=$16.82
-$10 in GC from previous deals
=$6.82+$0.23tx=$7.05cash OOP
got back $10 in GC


I could've had a much lower cash OOP if I wasn't so scared of the dreaded Target GC glitch that I've read about on Totally Target. I decided to get some baby items with the $1 man Q-we are always stockpiling baby things for future gifts. We are getting low on paper plates and this deal isn't too bad with IP Qs and IP Target Qs. These items added up to about $5.50, so this is where most of my cash OOP came from.

Monday, November 8, 2010

sunday at WAGS 11/07

 Just a quick trip to Walgreens. I wanted to grab the Neuragen PN with the $10 man. Q and mail in the rebate! I also grabbed 6 boxes of kleenex tissue and got a $3RR back. The Betty Crocker blueberry muffins are a pretty good deal with the man. Q.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday 11/07 at CVS

CVS had some good deals going on today. I spent some cash OOP and burned some EBs today, but I'm pleased with everything I got!
Trans #1
1. Maybelline makeup foundation $10
2. Maybelline eyeshadow $5
=$15
-$3/15 CRT for any cosmetics
-$3 man Q for foundation
-$1 man. Q for eyeshadow
=$8
-$3EB from last week
=$5 + tax cash OOP
got back a $3EB for maybelline

Trans #2
1. 4 gain dish detergent @ $0.99 each = $3.96
2. 6 neutra air @$2.50 each = $15.00
3. 8 exedrin @$2.99 each =$16.00
4.1 noxyema face wash= $4.49
5. 2 Xtra laundry  det. @ $1.49 each = $2.98
6. 1 clearance flashlight $2.29
=$44.72
-$5/15 CRT for exedrin
-$1 exedrin man. Q X 8 = -$8.00
-$1.50 neutra air man. Q x 6 = -$9.00
-$1/2 man. Q for X tra laundry det.
-1 man. Q for Gain x 4 =$4.00-.04(one Q adj. down)=-$3.96
=$18.14
-$17 in EBS
=$1.14+$tax
got back $5EB for neutra air and $3 for Noxyema
my receipt stated I saved $88.58!!

DEALS for this week 11/07

WALGREENS...thanks to Frugalsuz &Wild For Wags
Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz) or PN (0.17 oz) $19.99, use $10 coupon (10/10 RP, Expires 11/10) or $5 coupon (or in Diabetes and You magazine p. 20) and submit for Try Me Free rebate (form prints at checkout) = $10 - $5 profit *There is also a money back guarantee
Similasan Natural Kids Cough Relief or Cough/Mucus Relief (4 oz) $5.99, use $1 coupon (or 9/12 SS) and submit for Try Me Free rebate (form prints at checkout) = $1 profit
RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Solution (2 pack, 2 oz each) $3.99, get back $4 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Schick Extreme3 (4 pack) or Slim Twin (12 pack) Disposable Razors $5.99, use $3 coupon and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Reach Floss (55 yard) or Crystal Clean Toothbrush $0.99 with in-circular coupon, use $1 toothbrush coupon (or 3/7 RP), $1 floss coupon (or 1/3, 3/7 or 10/10 RP) or buy three and use $3 off 3 coupon (4/11 RP) = FREE/$0.01 - $0.03 profit
Kleenex $1.09 with in-circular coupon, buy six, use two $0.50 off 3 coupons (10/3 SS) and get back $3 RR (monthly promo, WYB 6) = $2.54 or $0.42 each
Betty Crocker Cake Mix 18.25, Brownie Mix 18.3oz, Blueberry Muffin, 6.5oz $.89 (w/in ad Q)

-$.50/1 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix PRINT
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Box Muffin Mix or Fiber One Box Muffin Mix, any – 10-03-10 GM
-$.75/2 Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix & Ready to Spread Frosting, any 10-03-10 GM
= AS LOW AS $.39 EACH!
CVS....thanks to Coupon Mom
Gain Dishwashing Liquid 11 oz–FREE–after 10/10 PG cpn
Folgers Coffee 11.3 oz–$1.49–after 11/7 RP cpn
Noxzema all–$1.49–final price is after $3 Extra Bucks Reward –limit 1 reward
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 28-35ct–$.50–after $5 Extra Bucks Rewards when you buy 6 and 3 11/7 S cpns–limit 1 Lysol/Electrasol Reward
Lysol Neutra Air 10oz–$.17–after $5 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 6 and 6 10/17 S cpns–limit 1 Lysol/Electrasol reward
Colgate 6.4 oz or Total 4.2 oz Toothpaste–$.40–after buy 1 get 1 free sale (est price from cvs.com ) and two 10/31 S cpns

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CVS run

I decided I should try to grab those cute children's power Oral B toothbrushes that end up free after a $3P&G(10/31) Q and a $2EB back L2.  I got my hands on a couple more of the $5Q(10/31P&G)-wyb secret and olay BW, so I did the Olay BW deal- buy 1 at $7 and get a $3EB back-the secret deod. was the $1 size-so all of this was free- no cash OOP. I paid with a total of $7 in EBs and got back a $4EB for the 2 toothbrushes, and $3EB for the BW and a $1EB for my green tag!!
PERFECT DEAL!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Shopping Rampage

My total cash OOP for today's shopping rampage ...$2.86 for  about  a combined total of $250 worth of goodies (from Dollar General, Walgreens and Super T).
I spent a total of $45 on gift cards at Target and will be getting $20 rebate back.

This week at Target


I took advantage of the Super T deals and grabbed $50 worth of Olay facial washes for the $20 rebate and getting my $5 GC for every 2 I bought.
The Air Wick candles (certain scents) are on sale for $2.99 -$2 man. Q
TGIF frozen suppers! GDA B2G1free $5.99 each use 2 $2/1 man. Q and 1 $4/2 Target IP Q
free cat food after man. q
free Afrin spay after Target catalina
$0.99 ice cream after Target catalina
Skippy peanut butter $2.04 each use 2 $0.50 IP Q and 1 $0.75/2 Target IPQ
Boneless shoulder roast $1.99 lb - $1 beef Target IPQ
$1.99 donut holes -$1 bakery Target IPQ
$1.49 french bread -$1 bakery Target IPQ
free liquid coffee mate clearance $1.21 used IPQ
cheap knorr boullion $0.97 -$0.50 Target IPQ
bliss candy bars $0.99 - $0.55 man Q
maxwell house international coffees clearance $2.20 -$1 manq and $2/2 Target IP
I ended up spending $45.00 on my GCs! (no cash OOP) However, I am getting back a $20 rebate for the Olay.
The total for all of this before Qs and GCs=$172.70.
12 airwick candles
14 bottles of olay cleansers
6 bags of TGIF suppers
5 containers of cat food
5 bliss candy bars
4 cans of international coffee
2 jars of peanut butter
2 boneless shoulder roasts
1 container of ice cream
etc.......

Friday at Wags

I spent $0.25 cash OOP for all of this! I used $15 in RRs (3 $5 sinex RRs)and got back $15 in RRs ($10 and $5)!!

Buying the deals at Dollar General

I used my $1/3 libby's coupons today at Dollar General-I only had 3...;{... and I had to do them separate-the register only reads 1 coupon(I completely forgot that I read somewhere to give them a coupon to scan after every 3 cans). It's okay. I just used the same coupons over at each transaction-$1 Frank's hot sauce DG price $1, $1/2 meox mix cat food DG price $0.55ea. , $1 Gain dish detergent DG price $1, $0.75 tic tac DG price $0.65, $0.55 Martha White muffin mix DG price $1ea, $0.75 Cream of Wheat DG price $1 (this had to be manually taken off-very nice manager!)  and a couple of $5 off olay wyb secret-(this was sweet - I had 2 extra Qs from my Walgreen's deal and thought I would try this at DG-the small Olay BW was on sale for $2 and they have 2 packs of secret deodorant for $2.50-this ended up to be a $0.50MM!)
Trans #1
meow mix x6=$3.30
gain=$1.00
frank's hot sauce=$1.00
libby's veggies x3=$1.35
tic tacs=$0.65
=$7.30
-$1 q for meow mix
-$1 q for meow mix
-$1 q for meow mix
-$1q for gain liquid
-$1 q  for Frank's hot sauce
-$1/3q  for  libby's veggies
-$0.75 q for tic tacs
=$0.55 + .02 tax = $0.57
Trans #2
meow mix x2=$1.10

gain=$1.00
frank's hot sauce=$1.00
libby's veggies x3=$1.35
=$4.45
-$1 q for meow mix
-$1q for gain liquid
-$1 q for Frank's hot sauce
-$1/3q for libby's veggies
=$0.45 + .01 tax = $0.46
Trans #3
meow mix x2=$1.10

gain=$1.00
libby's veggies x3=$1.35
=$3.45
-$1 q for meow mix
-$1q for gain liquid
-$1/3q for libby's veggies
=$0.45 + .01 tax = $0.46
Trans #4
Frank's Hot sauce $1.00
Meow Mix x2=$1.10
tic tac $0.65
gain $1.00
blueberry muffin mix x 2= $2.00
secret 2 pack $2.50
small olay body wash $2.00
=$10.25
-$0.55 q for muffin mix
-$1.00 q for hot sauce
$1.00 q for gain
-$1.00 q for meow mix
-$0.75 q for tic tac
-$5.00 q wyb  secret/olay body wash
=$0.95
-$0.04 tax (negative tax!)
=$0.91
Trans #5
cream of wheat x3= $3.00
secret twin pack $2.50
small olay BW $2.00
=$7.50
- $0.75 q for cream of wheat -forced through by manager
- $0.75 q for cream of wheat
- $0.75 q for cream of wheat
-$5.00 q wyb secret/olay BW
=$0.25
-$0.04 tax (negative tax)
=$0.21

CASH OOP TOTAL
$2.61
total bought $25.95 worth of goodies

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Great Walgreens shop 11/04

I spent $0.97 cash OOP today  at Walgreens for $53.68 worth of great deals! I used $18 in RRs and got back $17 in RRs. Not too shabby. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday at Walgreens10/31

My Sunday at Walgreens! 
I grabbed a couple of bottles of Head & Shoulders w/ the Q that was expiring 10/31.
I was able to do 1 of the $10rr wyb$30 of P&G products (secret/olay)deal with the coupons from 3 sunday papers. I've been waiting for my inserts to come in the mail and they arrived today! I plan to do some more damage at Walgreens with the $5/2 wyb secret deod. and olay bodywash coupon. That coupon makes this deal pretty sweet.
I still have some sinex coupons and plan to grab another couple of those mm deals.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lovely Walgreens Deal

I grabbed this great deal today-1 childrens cough syrup, 2 sinex, and 2 confectioners sugar.
Total before Qs $18.58ish
after  Qs and in ad Q - $9.18
-$5RR-$1.50RR-$1.50RR
=$1,18 cash OOP
got back a $6RR and $5RR!!
Right now the Sinex RR is rolling, so I used a $5 sinex RR in this deal

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vicks Nyquil Sinex Moneymaker at Walgreens

Thanks to Wild For Wags and Southern Savers for posting this MM! I'm gonna try it in the morning. I've read that several shoppers have done this deal.
Buy

2 – NyQuil Sinex 2/$10
Use
2-$4/1 Sinex Product, any- 10/10 PG
Total = $2
 Get Back $5 RR
= $3 MM!

Happy Frugal Halloween

Darlin Dan and I made our graveyard cake this afternoon. I got the idea from Budget Saving Diva's graveyard brownies. I just used what I had in my stockpile! The tombstones are milano cookies that I grabbed a while back at CVS. The dirt is crumbled oreas I bought at Target w/ Target Q and man. Q!
The halloween candy was compliments of CVS-freebies! I've had the chocolate cake mix and frosting in the stockpile-don't remember what deal. All the creepy crawlies are compliments of CVS $5 off Halloween items.  The pumpkins were grabbed at Walgreens earlies this week BOGO and paid with RRs.
Happy frugal Halloween!

10/31 Deals

Some deals for this week-

WALGREENS
Zarbees Childrens Cough Syrup 4 oz,$5.99  FREE after $5.99 Register Rewards
Domino Confectioners or Brown Sugar 16 oz, $.34 with 10/17 RP cpn and In Ad Coupon
Ricola 19-24 ct, $.49 with 10/17 S cpn or November Coupon Book $.50 Coupon
Carefree Liners 22 ct, $.49 with 9/26 RP cpn and In Ad Coupon
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 6 oz, $.99 with 10/31 PG cpn and Buy 1 Get $1 Register Rewards
Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil 10 oz or 20 ct $1.00 with 10/31 PG cpns and Buy 2 Get $5 Register Rewards



CVS
Cover Girl Outlast Lipcolor or LipStain–$2–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward and 10/31 PG cpn–limit 1 reward
Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap 9.5-10.3 oz–$.47–after 10/31 PG cpn
Purex Ultra Complete 3in1 Laundry Sheets 20ct–$1–(est price from cvs.com) after buy one get one free sale and tw0 10/10 RP cpn

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Guess what I bought at Walgreens today!

I couldn't resist BOGO pumpkins at Walgreens. I visited Walgreens bright and early this morning-right at opening to be exact. What did I see- some pumpkins with a sign $3.99 buy one get one free. Since I hadn't grabbed a pumpkin yet, I decided to do a couple of moneymaker deals and thrown in the pumpkins to boot. I spent $0.38 cash OOP  and $10 in RRs for 3 Alka seltzer powders, 2 balance bars, 1 fit bar and 2 pumpkins! I got $8.60 in RRs back, so I burned $1.40 in RRs for 2 pumpkins!!

Darlin Dan carved these adorable jack o lanterns tonight. We are old school, so we decided on old fashioned jack o lantern faces. Poor Darlin Dan must be very bored to undertake this tonight. He has not been back to work since his surgery and is getting tired of being a couch potato!!  He started PT yesterday and is hoping to go back to work next week.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Trip to Walgreens 10/27

This is my first shopping trip since Sunday. It's been a very hectic week at work!
I spent a total of $2.34 cash OOP for all of this in 4 transactions, worth $43.07! I started with $7 in RRs and ended with $9.20 in RRs. Soooo, that means this shopping trip cost me a net of $0.14 OOP! This picture is missing one Balance bar-in my tummy-it was pretty good (the cookie dough flavor).

Walgreens 4 day sale

Walgreens has a 4 day sale circular

All that I'm going after-

Fullbar Fit Bars -- on sale for $1.99 each, with a $1.99RR


Balance Bars -- on sale for $1.59, with a $1.59RR Use the BOGO coupon from the 10/10SS and get 2 for free

Monday, October 25, 2010

Turkey Breast in the Crockpot

I threw a turkey breast in the crockpot yesterday and it turned out so yummy.  The recipe couldn't be any easier. I coated the turkey breast with one packet of onion soup mix and dumped it in the crockpot! It was ready in about 4 hours on high. I took the breast out and let it sit on a cutting board while I put the gravy pouch (that came with the breast ) with the juices from the breast in the crockpot.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday at Walgreens 10/24

I ran to Walgreens late this afternoon. Good Deal Alert!
My total today was $48.58 before coupons.  I spent a total of $1.58 cash OOP for all of this in 2 transactions. I spent a total of $20.60 in RRs and got back $23.00 in RRs. We needed the water. Darlin Dan has a thing about bottled water and puttin in his tea packets! Those Air Wick refills are so darned expensive, so this was a very good deal-$3.99 each and get a $1RR-use the BOGO coupon-get 2 for $3.
Trans #1
Walgreens water $4.49
butterball chicken broth $0.99
mentos gum $1.79
mentos gum $1.79
colgate sensitive toothpaste $3.49
contact $6.00
Alka seltzer $3.99
Alka seltzer $3.99
=$26.53
-$2.50 in ad Q for water
-$0.49 in ad Q butterball broth
-$1.60 in ad Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for toothpaste
-$2.00 Q for contact
-$3.00 for Alka seltzer
-$3.00 for Alka seltzer
-$2.00RR
-$8.00RR
=$ .94 cash oop
got back $6RR for contact, $3.50RR for toothpaste, $3.00RR for alka seltzer

Transaction #2
mentos gum $1.79

mentos gum $1.79
colgate sensitive toothpaste $3.49
contact $6.00
airwick refill $3.99
airwick refill $3.99
popcorn ball $0.59
popcorn ball $0.41
=$22.05
-$1.60 in ad Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for gum
-$1.00 Q for toothpaste
-$2.00 Q for contact
-$3.99 bogo q for air wick
-$2.60RR
-$8.00RR
=$ .64 cash oop
got back $6RR for contact , $3.50RR for toothpaste, $1.00RR for air wick

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Deals for this week (10/24/10)

WALGREENS
Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $3.49, Earn a $3.50 RR when you buy one

Use $1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste 10/10/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/30/2010) or
Free plus $1 in overage after coupon and RR

Contac Cold + Flu 28ct $6, Earn a $6 RR when you buy one
Use $2/1 GlaxoSmithKline Products 10/10/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2010)
Free plus $2 in overage after coupon and Register rewards

Children’s Mucinex $6.99, Get Try me Free Mail in Rebate Form at checkout when you buy one
FREE after Try me Free Mail in Rebate

Chestal Adult Cough $6, Get Try me Free Mail in Rebate Form at checkout when you buy one
FREE after Try me Free Mail in Rebate

Pill Glide Swallowing Spray $5.99, Get Try me Free Mail in Rebate Form at checkout when you buy one
FREE after Try me Free Mail in Rebate


Buy two Participating Cold/Vitamins products get a $3 RR, Buy three Get a $5 RR

Includes: Alka-Setzer Plus, Citracal, One a Day, Neo Synephrine
Deal
Buy three Alka seltzer Plus $3.99 each
Use three $3/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs 10/24/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Pay $2.97 plus tax out of pocket and get back one $5 register rewards

Folgers Coffee 2/$5

Use $1/1 Folgers Coffee 10/10/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/6/2010) or
Use $1/2 Folgers Coffees 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
As low as $1.50 each after coupon

Mentos Gum $0.99 after in ad coupon

Use $1/1 Mentos Gum 10/3/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Free after coupons

CVS
3 Day Candy Sale Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Only–limit 6

Hersheys Snack Size Bars 9.34-12.5 oz–$1.50–after 10/17 S cpn
Mars Bars 9.34-12.5 oz–$1.50–after 10/10 RP cpn (cpn for Fun Size)
Nestle Fun Size Bars 9.34-12.5 oz--–$1.50–after 10/17 RP cpn

Saturday at WAGS

I finally got to Walgreens today. I'm starting to feel a little better and I wanted to grab some of the deals before the day was over. I did this in 3 transactions and spent about $5 cash OOP. Not too bad for 12 bottles of body wash, 4 candles, 6 bags of Ricola, 2 bottles of Bufferin, 2 cans of soup, 3 Halloween bags, 1 box of Darlin Dan's fav tea, 1 blistex, and 1 mucinex nasal spray.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Really delicious 3 packet Crockpot Roast

I love crock pot cooking. A year of Slow Cooking blog had this great recipe that I made for the Sunday Swap. It couldn't be easier. Very yummy. Did I say I love crock pot cooking? The basic  recipe calls for a roast (no kidding!), a packet of brown gravy mix, a packet of ranch dressing mix, a packet of italian dressing mix, and some water. I threw in some onion, carrots, bell pepper, and potatoes.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunday at Walgreens 10/17

2 transactions at Walgreens
I've been feeling a little under the weather-some allergies and haven't hardly shopped at all. This was done Sunday and I'll post trans. later. I wasn't happy with the coffee mate transaction 'cuz I could use only 1 coupon. Got the Nutri-Grain 'cuz Darlin Dan loves those bars!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday at CVS 10/17

CVS shopping:
I bought 1 Hydro Razor   refills 2/$5.00
2 os cal bottles(BOGO) $8.99 ea
4 mentos gum(BOGO) $1.793a. =$3.58
=$26.56 (would've been $39.13 before BOGO offers)
-$4 Q for razor
-$3 oscal Q
-$3 oscal Q
-$1 gum Q
-$1 gum Q
-$1 gum Q
-$1 gum Q
-$1/2 glade sense and spray Q
=$11.56
-$3.50eb
-$1.80eb
-$1.00eb
-$1.00eb
=$4.26 + $0.41tx=$4.67 cash OOP
received $5EB for razor

Those Sense and Spray refills are hard to find on sale. I decided to pick them up and use some EBs to help pay for them. I feel I got a pretty good deal on the Oscal!