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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".

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Great Week at Walgreens

I'm so loving this week at Walgreens! I especially love the Dulcolax deal -using the $3 man. coupon first and then the $2 off bottled water coupon wyb the item. Simply saline has been a little hard to find this week, but I've been able to get a couple. The Dove Shampoo has been another great one. I was able to take advantage of the rolling RR on Sunday, but was too busy Monday to go after the deal (that really sucked!). Now, it no longer rolls ;(.

My favorite transactions so far this week-
#1
1 Dove shampoo- $4
1 Dentek floss- $2
1 simply saline- $7
1 can of veggies-$1.69
=$14.69
-$1 floss Q - $1.50 shampoo Q - $1 s. saline Q- $1.10 in-ad Q
-$10 RR from Dulcolax
=$ .09 OOP & get back a $4RR, $2RR, and $7RR

#2
1 can veggies $1.69
1 24 pack of bottled water $2.99
1 Dulcolax $10
1 Walgreens mens vitamins $3
1 Airwick kit $7.49
= $25.17
-$1.10 in ad Q - $3 Dulcolax Q - $5 Air wick Q - $2 water Q on Dulcolax bottle
- $7 Simply saline RR & $7 Simply saline RR
= $ .07 OOP and get $10RR and $3RR back

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ban moneymaker at CVS


I was reading I heart CVS and she was explaining how she grabbed some clearance Ban and a $4 EB printed out for the Ban deal. I ran to my fav CVS and my deal was even better-the powder fresh Ban was on clearance for $ .87 and I still got a $4EB! I used the Ban man. Q's
(-$.75 Ban Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, any full size 030710 ss)

I can't believe I'm getting $125 for walking!!!

This is my pedometer. I wear it EVERY day!


This is my home page on healthmiles. I try to download my steps each day off of my pedometer. I knew I should be reaching the next level today. I was expecting $25 not $125.



OMG! I went to the next level on Health miles and I earned $125!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

What I got with my Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks



I've been saving my Amazon GC's for some books. Isn't it wonderful to earn GC's just for using Swagbucks as your search engine? I heard about both of these books on the Martha Stewart Channel on Sirius Radio. I LOVE my Martha Stewart channel. It is my companion everyday on my 40 minute commute to and from work.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Walgreens :(

Walgreens has changed the price of Vanity Fair plates and napkins! They are now BOGO at the regular price :(. The plates are $3.99 and the napkins are $2.99. It was nice while it lasted. So now napkins are $2.99 - .50 - .50 =$1.99 for 2 packs. Plates are $3.99 - .50 - .50 = $2.99 for 2 packs.

Home Depot Garden Club


I joined the Home Depot Garden Club a couple of weeks ago. They sent me this cute magnet and some coupons. I'll be using the BOGO Q for plants. Don't need the charcoal-we have a gas grill!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My visit to Starbucks



I enjoyed my free pastry today at Starbucks! I picked a blueberry scone and it was deliciously huge. I paid $1.50 plus tax for my coffe on my Starbucks GC. I was able to get started on my "stamps" for a free pound of Starbucks coffee. The nice young man who was helping me just filled the first 3 squares for me, so now I just need to get 5 more stamps for a free pound.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Some Sunday Shopping

I always love my Sunday shopping.
CVS was great today. They had clearance Pert Plus for $ .92 and I used my $1 coupons!!


This is a combo of Walgreens and CVS. Walgreens has some deals-just not free this week. I like the BOGO Vanity Fair napkins-final price $ .50 a bundle.


The bacon was an especially good deal with the $1.50 internet coupons I printed out a couple of weeks ago. The Goo gone was a much needed item- kinda pricey at almost $5, but it did the job! It removed some duct tape residue off of a beautiful recliner we had in storage.

Big Lots purchase



We received a $100 gift card rebate from verizon and we used it to buy a vacuum at Big Lots. The vacuum is regularly $149 and we got it for $75 and used a gift card!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Children's Benadryl Deal working at Walgreens

I read at Common Sense With Money that there is a money maker Children's Benadryl Deal. It works! I did it this morning. Used the printable $4/2 coupon Save $4/2 any Benadryl product (IE Link) (FF Link) and the Children's activity book coupon! Look HERE for the deal.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

HEB specials posted here

SOUTHERN SAVERSis now posting weekly specials! This is great for those in Texas and where HEB monopolizes our grocery store options! Thanks Southern Savers!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Walgreens take 2

s

As it turns out, Kleenex is a good deal at Wags this week. They are one sale for $.89 this week. Buy 6 boxes and get $3 RR! There is a .50/3 coupon you can use X2.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday is for Shopping



I had to get my Sunday papers, so I did 2 more Walgreens deals and 2 more CVS deals.

Nice deals at CVS



This is a slow week at CVS.
I like the glade candle deal because I have alot of those coupons that were in the old candle holder boxes. So the deal is buy 4 for $10 and get $4 EBs. I used 2 of the $2/2 candle Q so I paid $6 and got back $4 in EBs. Not free, but ok. The Herbal Essence shampoo is $2.99 use $1 man. Q and get $1EB, again not free, but ok. The right guard Deod. is $2/5 get $2Ebs. I had a $2/2 internet printable, so again not free, but ok. So the total was about $18- $7 in man. coupons and burned some EBs and got back $7 in Ebs.

Great deal at Walgreens!



Darlin Dan and I visited Walgreens this afternoon after looking at the house our daughter Jessica is buying. This deal went better than I expected! I paid $ .44 cash OOP!! I had a moment when the cashier wanted to scan the in ad Qs first. He said he HAD to and I thought my deal was going to go bad-but NOT!
Here's how it went
1 Colgate toothpaste $3.99
2 bic highlighters $2.99 (w/in ad Q $ .49)
1 5 lb bag gold medal flour $2.79 ($1.50 w/in ad Q)
1 dark reeses peanut butter cup $.89 ($ .49 w/in ad Q)
2 reeses eggs on sale $ .39 each (my fillers)
=$14.43
-in ad Qs of $5.00 for highlighters, $1.29 for the flour, $ .40 for the dark reeses.
-manufact. Qs of $.75 for flour, $1 for the 2 highlighters, $1 for the toothpaste, $ .55 for the dark reeses
- $2RR and $2RR
so I paid $ .44 OOP and got back a $4RR for the colgate!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Walgreens confession




I confess to exceeding the limit of 3 on the Reach toothbrush/dental floss deal. Since I was able to buy 6 items and use 3 BOGO coupons on this deal with the in ad coupon, it made it a $1 MM and paid for the $ .99 shampoo after Qs. The gatorade deal CAN be free if the coupons are redeemed in the corret order. So I paid $ .28 OOP for about $35 worth of goodies. I had to buy the $ .29 Easter candy to cover the overage!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Walgreens Shopping week of 3/7/10




Walgreens cost me some cash OOP this week. The good news is I'll be getting it back by way of a rebate for the Ren pur shampoo.

I got most of my deals thanks to Common Sense with Money and Hot Coupon World!!

Here are some of the deals:
Coffeemate Liquid Creamer , $1
TOTAL: $1
SALE: $1.50
MQ: $.50/1 2/7/10 RP
RR: N/A
MATH: $1.50 - $.50 MQ = $1

Renpure Hair Products, possibly two free
TOTAL: $6.99 they're BOGO and many bottles have TMF hangtag.
SALE: 6.99
MQ: none
March IVC Q: N/A
RR: N/A
MATH: $6.99 - BOGO = 6.99 but MIR on package for TMF. One bottle is free at store, Renpure rebate makes the other free too.

GilletteTOTAL: $.49 / 2 Deodarants and 2 Body washes
SALE: B1G1 50%
MQ: $4.00/2 P&G & B1 Deod, get BW Free P&G
RR: N/A
MATH: $4.49 + 4.49 + 4.49 + 4.49 - 4.00 - 4.49 - 4.49 - 2.25 - 2.25 = .49

Select John Frieda Hair Care Products, $5.99
Use$3/1 John Frieda Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 4-10-10 (SS 03/07/10) or
Use $2/1 John Frieda Hair Care Styler or Treatment, exp. 4-10 (SS 3/7/10) PLUS
Use $2/1 John Frieda Collection Hair Care Walgreens Store coupon March Coupon Booklet
As low as $0.99 after coupons! (Thanks Deal Seeking Mom)

Nestle crunch bars $0.49 after in ad coupon
Use BOGO Nestle Crunch bars coupon in 3/7 RP insert
Pay $0.49 for two

Gatorade G2 $5/5 after in ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 Gatorade G2, exp. 3-31-10 (RP 01/10/10)
Use $1/2 coupon from $20 in coupon savings Flyer
FREE after coupons-this DID NOT work for me- so $ .50 a bottle

Finest Natural Resveratrol 60ct on sale BOGO or 2/$9.99
Use $5/1 Finest Natural Resveratrol coupon in March coupon booklet (will deduct $10)
Free after coupon

Reach toothbrush/Floss and Listerine 3/$9
Buy two toothbrushes and one Dental Floss 3/$9
- $3 when you use B1G1 Reach Single Toothbrush, exp. 1-31-11 (RP #2 1/3/10)
-$1 when you use $1/1 Reach Dental Floss or Access Flosser, exp. 1-31-11 (RP #2 1/3/10)
-$5.01 when you use in ad coupon
Free after coupons
Register Rewards Deals

CVS shopping week of 3/7/10


This little deal cost me $0 OOP! I used about $15 in EBs and got back $15 in EBs!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My way of being a Frugalista this week

Since last Sunday's newspaper had just the Smart Source coupon insert, I decided to try to get ALL my inserts free and it worked. I was able to snag 10 inserts from the free weekly neighborhood newspaper(this paper is delivered on Thursdays)! I didn't have to order online (average of about $9 online with postage) or spend $20 for 10 Sunday newspapers. This will only work when it is a Smart Source insert only Sunday. The neighborhood newspapers only offer the Smart Source inserts.

So I saved at least $9!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Another good deal at Walgreens

During my daily research for the best deals, I came across the scenario. I tried it today and it worked!
Buy
2 Vicks cough drops-small boxes usually found near the front register
1 box of Puffs tissues
Use 1 $1.50 man. coupon from a FEB. P & G insert for ANY vicks product
1 Free man. coupon for Puffs tissues wyb 2 Vicks products.
=.90 + .80 + 1.99 = 3.69 - 1.50 - 1.99 = .20 I guess there's tax, I bought some other items with this deal.

I decided to do the Kotex deal. I was finally able to get a couple of internet printable Qs for any kotex product. I wanted to be able to use 1 1.50/2 kotex tampons and 1 1.00 internet coupon. So this deal is buy 3 @ 2.99 = 8.97 - 1.50 - 1.00 = 6.47 and get a $5RR back. So I got 3 nice size boxes for $1.47 or .49 each!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another deal at Walgreens



I was able to grab 4 more bottles of Purex yesterday. As I was checking my fav blogs, I read that we can get FREE Motrin PM and FREE children's tylenol cold products this week. Actually, I don't remember where I read the deals! The Motrin PM is $2.99 this week. The deal is buy 2 and use a $3/2 man. coupons and the March Walgreens Coupon(takes off $1.50 a bottle) and these 2 become free. The Children's tylenol are $4.99 each. Buy 2 and use a $3/2 man. coupon and a Children's activity book coupon and get back a $5RR. The motrin deal works like a charm. The children's tylenol was a little tricky. The activity book coupon beeped! I had a nice cashier that pushed it through. My fillers were the $ .59 Altoids. These are the regular sized container.
I spent about $2.50 yesterday for my goodies!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Purex laundry detergent

I've been able to get 6 bottles of Purex laundry detergent!! I have many more BOGO coupons, but this deal is a YMMV one. My fav. WAGS was already sold out this morning. The next WAGS I went to, the detergent did not ring up BOGO. The 3rd WAGS, (my 2nd fav. WAGS) was where I hit pay dirt. The cashier asked the manager about using the BOGO Q w/ the BOGO deal, and she said, try it and if the register takes it, then it's a good deal. WOW-the register did not give out a sound and I hit the jackpot! What a lovely Manager!
My deal-
2 Purex laundry detergent $5.99 + $0
1 Colgate toothpaste $2.99
1 Walgreens pantiliners= $ .89 ( $.50 with in-ad Q)
$9.87- $5.99Bogo Q- $ .75 colgate Q- $.39in ad coupon-$2 prev. RR for Exedrin
= $ .74 cash OOP and get back $2RR for Colgate

This week at Walgreen's isn't so bad after all.