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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".

Monday, August 30, 2010

My day at Walgreens

Spending $3 at Walgreens

Today I bought  $47 worth of goodies for $3 cash OOP. I used my  manufacturers Qs, in-adQs  and RRs. I did this in 4 transactions. 2 of my transactions actually totalled up to $0 cash OOP after all Qs. PERFECT DEAL!

I forgot to add that I started my transactions using $9 in RRs and ended up with $11 in RRs, so my net for the day was spending $1!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Supper Swap

Sunday Supper Swap 8/29/10
I am so excited to share this idea that has become a reality for my 2 daughters and me. We are participating in a Sunday Supper Swap. This is actually week #4 for Jessica and me and week #1 for Amanda. Jessica and I liked it so much that we thought Amanda would like it too. We each make  1 casserole enough for 3 couples, then we swap. This is my share of the food for the week.  Danny and I have enough food here for our dinner all week. As you can see, we ate part of the enchilada casserole tonight. There is enough left over for another dinner!
Here is the menu this week. I made Paula Deen's Goulash. Jessica made a smoked poblano pepper cream enchilada casserole, and Amanda made an Italian sausage pasta dish x2 for each of us. I made a big pot of pinto beans, a hoe cake, and a peach cobbler  that I shared and Jessica made some rice to go with her casserole.
We each made our casseroles sometime over the weekend and we swapped Sunday afternoon. This all came about when Jessica commented that she was going to try to cook her food for the week on the weekend because she is going to school at night and it was so hard to get dinner made. I suggested we try a swap. I had read a couple of articles on the internet about this and I thought it was worth a try.
This is what we've done so far-
Week 1
Country Captain Chicken
Cheesy pasta with italian sausage in a white sauce
Week 2
King Ranch Chicken
Jumbalaya
Week 3
Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice
Chili with Mexican Cornbread

It is SO wonderful to come home and have your dinner ready to be warmed up after a long day at work. It leaves so much more time for other important things-swimming, watching my reality shows, blogging, couponing, etc!!!

Walgreens 8/29

It was a great day at Walgreens, except my favorite Wags close to home has suddenly put a limit of 1 RR deal per item per day. I just remarked, "I guess I'll just have to come every day then!" I'm hoping my favorite Wags near work isn't enforcing this rule!
Transaction #1
I bought
1.Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin and Hair Plus Nails supplements   $10.00
2. 1 can of Chicken of the  Sea tuna   $1.19
=$11.19
-$ .50 in-ad Q for tuna
=10.69
-$5RR for hot pockets
-$4RR for Crest deal
=$1.69 cash OOP
got back $10RR for supplements


Transaction #2
This is what I bought
1. 2 cans of tuna  $2.38
2. Breathe Right strips $4.00
3. Carmex moisture plus $2.00
4. Colgate toothpaste $2.99
5. W Perfect Tampons $1.99
6. Bayer aspirins $2.99
=$16.35
-$1.00 in ad Q for tuna
-$1.49 in ad Q for Bayer
-$1.50 man. Q for Breathe right strips
-$1.00 Man. Q for Bayer
-$1 man. Q for toothpaste
=$10.36
-$10RR for supplements
= $ .36 cash OOP
got back a $4RR for strips, $2RR for toothpaste, $2RR for tampons, $2RR for carmex

I spent $2.05 cash OOP for $27.54 worth of goodies. I started with $9 in RRs and now have $10 in RRs.

I'm planning on grabbing some Swiffer items this week at Wags. They are 25% off and get a $2RR back when you buy $10 worth. There's also a $2.50 man. Q wyb3 in the P&G insert today. Last time Wags had this deal, the items were cheaper at the WAGS near work, so I'll check it out tomorrow.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Week at the Drugstores

Walgreens 8/29 (thanks to Coupon Mom)
Breathe Right Strips 10 ct, FREE after $4 Register Rewards and use $1.50 Q 4/11 RP
Carmex Lip Balm, FREE after $2 Register Rewards
Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails Supplements 60 ct, FREE after $10 Register Rewards
W Perfection Tampons 8 ct, FREE after $1.99 Register Rewards
Bayer Aspirin 24-36 ct, $.50 with 8/1 R1 Q and In Ad Coupon

Colgate total advanced or enamel strength toothpaste 4 oz, or maxfresh or maxwhite toothbrush $2.99 get $2 RR











CVS ( Thanks to Coupon Mom and Common Sense with Money)
Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Philips Headphones $6.99, get back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

Oral B Pulsar Toothbrushes - spend $10, get back $5 EB (Limit 2). Prices start at $2.99, buy four, use two BOGO coupons (8/15 RP) and two $1 coupons (8/1 PG) and get back $5 EB = $1.02 profit

Nature Made Cholest Off, Flaxseed or Fish Oil $7.99 Earn 4 ECBs Limit 1

Use $3/1 Nature Made CholestOff
Use $1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil
Pay $0.99 for Cholest Off after coupon and ECBs

Campbell’s Condensed Soups 2/$1 Limit 10
Use $0.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups
Pay $0.50 for two after coupon

Nestle Pure Life Water 24-pack $2.77 Limit 3
Use $1/2 Nestle Pure Life Purified Water Multi-Packs
Pay $2.27 per pack when you buy 2 after coupon

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hot Pockets at WAGS

Hot Pockets!
This has been a super crazy week. Darlin Dan needs knee surgery after his fall on Sunday. He isn't driving , so we've been to Drs. and to his job a couple of times to turn in some paperwork.  I've been awhirling dervish this week, trying to get everything done.

One thing I did, was stop at Walgreens for some Hot Pockets.  Wild For Wags posted this deal and it works. I did it yesterday. Buy 7 boxes of Hot Pockets, use the in-ad Q. Total should be $10.50 and get a $5RR back. I used 2 of the  $4RRs  from the Crest deal and paid $2.50 cash OOP and got my $5RR back.  I burned $3 in RRs, but we'll have a heap of fast and easy meals here. (I'm thinking soup/salad and a hot pocket for lunch or supper!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

No Shopping - Darlin Dan Injured

My Darlin Dan was trimming trees yesterday, fell off a ladder and hurt his knee!  We visited the Dr. and radiologist today. He needed an X-ray and MRI {ouch}. We're waiting for the results. The Doc thinks it's his meniscus.  He's on house arrest until his next Drs. appointment on Wednesday. Since it is his right knee, no driving!  He's using crutches and taking aleve.  I'm so thankful because I know his injuries could be so much worse. We should've taken the hint when he was stung by a bee on his face while trimming another tree. Darlin Dan wanted to keep going and get the job completed! Well, best laid plans.........

Anyway, no shopping today! Here's hoping I can grab some deals tomorrow at WAGS and/or CVS.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday at Walgreens

SUNDAY AT WAGS
Another slow week at Walgreens. This is my Sunday deal. I bought 2 oral b toothbrushes, 1 Crest toothpaste, 1 Big roll toilet paper, and 1 scotch tape. The total for these items- $10.89 plus tax. I paid $1.39  cash OOP with 2 $2RRs after using a $ .75 Q for the toothpaste, a BOGO and a $ .75 Q for the toothbrushes, and the in-ad Qs for the toilet paper and scotch tape. I  got back a $4 RR for the Crest deal.



Great Deli Lunchmeat Deal at my Super T

Darlin Dan & I went to Super T last night and found a great deal in the Deli Dept. These 2 types of deli chicken were reduced to $2 a pound from $7.99 a pound. I had 2 of the $ .50 off Target deli items Qs and bought these 2 packs of 1/2 pound of each of these  sliced as thin as possible for sandwiches. These are delish-Archer Farms Honey Mesquite BBQ chicken breast and Archer Farms Kettle Fried Chicken. We got a pound of great sandwich meat for $1.08! The sign in the deli said sale is good until 8/23.
Darlin Dan and I have sandwiches for dinner about once a week. This sandwich meat will really be appreciated!!

Best Deals 8/22

CVS
Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops 0.34 oz–FREE–after $7.99 Extra Bucks Reward (earn $1 using 8/15 RP)–limit 1
Arm & Hammer 2x Liquid Laundry detergent 32 loads or Total 2in1 Dryer Cloths 40ct–$1.85 each– (est price from CVS.Com) after buy one get one free sale and 7/18 S cpn
Cover Girl Oultast Lipstain–$3–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward and 8/15 RP cpn–limit 2
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4 oz–$.24–after $2.50 Extra Bucks Reward and 8/1 PG cpn
Emerald Almonds 11 oz–$1.50–after $2 Extra Bucks Reward on two and two 8/15 RP
Glade Plugins Lasting Impressions–$.50–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 2 and 2 8/22 S cpns or printable $3 cpn–limit 1 Glade reward
or
Glade Sense &Spray 0.43 oz–$.50–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 2 and 2 8/22 S cpns or $3 printable cpn–limit 1 Glade reward
or
Shout 22 oz–$.75 each–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy four and two 8/8 S cpns–limit 1 Cleaning/Glade Reward

WALGREENS
Oral B Advantage 3D White Toothbrush, 2 at $.84 and 1 at $1.67 with 8/15 RP cpn and Buy 3 Get $4 Register Rewards

Crest 3D White Toothpaste 5.8 oz, $.92 with 8/1 PG cpn and Buy 3 Get $4 Register Rewards
Crest Vivid White Toothpaste 4.1 oz, $.92 with 8/1 PG cpn and Buy 3 Get $4 Register Rewards

Deal Idea


Buy:
(1) Crest Toothpaste $3
(2) Oral-B Toothbrushes $3 ea

Use:
-$1or $ .75  off Crest Toothpaste PG 8/01
B1G1 Oral-B Toothbrush RP 8/15
-.75/1 Oral-B Toothrbush PG 8/01
Total Due: $4.25
Get Back: $4 RR, makes it 8¢ ea

Benadryl 20-24 ct, $.99 with 8/8 RP cpn and Buy 2 Get $5 Register Rewards
Kelloggs Pop Tarts 8 ct, $1.00 with 7/11 RP cpn and Buy 2 Get $2 Register Rewards
Kelloggs Rice Krispies or Raisin Bran 12-18 oz, $1.00 with 8/15 RP cpn and Buy 2 Get $2 Register Rewards

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yippee

Target gift card
I think it is safe to show this picture because there are no account numbers shown on the card.
I received my $200 Target gift card today from Health miles!! I've been religiously wearing my pedometer daily,  putting on as many steps a day as I possibly could.  The hard work finally paid off.  I reached the next level and got my reward. This gift card will pay for alot of deals! I love doin' the Super T deals. My last reward was a $75 Target gift card way back in April. Until today, I was nursing the last $10 in Target GCs that I had left.

By the way, I've been saving up some of my rebate checks and gift cards. I have $38 in checks and another $10 in a gift card. Oh. yeah!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Farmers Market

Last Saturday, Jessica and I went to the Farmer's Market.  It was great! Look at all the great fresh produce I got. It wasn't the cheapest or best deal, but I always love going to the local farmer's market. I got some peaches, eggplant, purple hull peas, mushrooms, cucumbers, banana peppers, lettuce, onions, basil and beef bones (yes that's right, beef bones). We didn't realize this until we got home, but the lettuce was still planted in some dirt!! We had never bought such fresh lettuce!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Get free nuts at CVS

I stopped by CVS early this morning and sure enough, I grabbed some FREE nuts at CVS.
CVS has the Emerald nuts 4.5 oz container for $1 and we received a $1/1 Emerald nut Q in the 8/15RP.
I found the nuts displayed with snacks near the cashier.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WAGS DEAL

I know, this is kind of sad....2 bottles of Head & Shoulders and 1 roll of paper towels for $ .50 cash OOP.  I used the $1/1 Q and a BOGO Q for the Head and Shoulders, the in ad Q for the paper towels and a $3RR from the secret deod. last week. I got back a $2RR for the 2 bottles of Head and Shoulders.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Great CVS shopping 8/15

I spent $1.49 cash OOPI grabbe today at CVS. I got all the best deals they offer this week. I grabbed the Purex wash sheets, Dry Idea deod., Crest toothpaste, blink eye drops, the Zegerid, 2 bottles of Dawn and 2 Sunday papers.
I did this in 2 transactions to lesson my OOP. Darlin Dan was with me this morning and was pretty impressed. The cashier was teasin' him, asking him if he was in training!

Great deal on new Tennies

Darlin Dan has been wanting new Tennies in the worst way. Actually, we both needed new tennis shoes and we found a great deal at Kohls this morning.  My tennies were 1/2 price and his were 25% off and then we had a 30% off coupon on top of that.  We paid $55 for 2 pair of great tennies and our receipt said we saved $62 !! Aren't they purty? Sunday morning is a great time to go to Kohls. No crowds!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

WALGREENS & CVS BEST DEALS 8/15

WALGREENS BEST DEALS 8/15
Kinda slow this week

Listerine Zero $2.99, Earn a $1 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Listerine Products 12/6/2009 RP or8/1SS
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and RR

Get a $2 RR WYB (1) Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor System or Cartridges $7.99
- $5/1 Schick Hydro Razor 08-08-10 SS

-FREE Schick Hydro Shave Gel WYB Schick Hydro Razor Peelies
Right Guard Deodorant BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (7/25 RP) = two for FREE

Buy (2) Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$8

Use B1G1 Free Head & Shoulders coupon from 7/11 SS
Use $1/1 coupon from 8/15 RP
Pay: $3
Get back: $2RR
Final Price: $0.50 each







CVS
Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops 0.5 oz–FREE--after $7.99 Extra Bucks Reward (use 8/15 RP cpn)–limit 1

Dry Idea 3-3.25 oz or Spray 6-10 oz–FREE–after buy one get one free (prices start at $2.99) 7/25 RP cpn is buy one get one free –both free

Gillette ProGlide Power or Manual Razor–$.99–after $5 Extra Bucks Reward and 8/1 PG cpn–limit 1

Purex Complete 3in1 Laundry Sheets 20ct–$.99–after $3 Extra Bucks Reward and 8/15 Rp cpn–limit
1
Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant 2.-4 oz Deodorant–FREE–after buy one get one free (prices start at $2.99) 7/25 RP cpn is buy one get one free –both free

Zegerid OTC 14ct–FREE–after $7 Extra Bucks Reward and 8/15 S cpn –limit 1

Crest Rinse, Toothpaste or Floss ($3.49) Earn 2.50 ECBs Limit 2
Use $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8/1/2010 P&G Insert (exp 8/31/2010)
FREE after coupon and ECBs

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wags deal Clearance Downy

I found this Downy (Simple pleasures 35 loads)  on clearance at my favorite Walgreens for $1.59.  I used the $1 Q from Aug. P&G insert for a nice deal at $ .59 a bottle!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Super T Time

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I had a great time at Super T today. I've been getting my Qs ready after I read Coupon Challenge's post about the great Shout deal. I read Totally Target for all the Target Q deals and other great deals and I set out at 8 a.m.  The items in the picture above was bought in 2 transactions. I spent $8.54 and $21.58 on my GC-which is history! I have $10 in GC left from the 2 GC deals I did today. I bought $91 worth of goodies for $30.12. I saved $60.70 in man. & Target Qs, GC deals, and special Target deals!!
I bought
6 bottles of Shout
4 cans of multi surface Pledge
4 Air wick air fresheners
2 Pledge fabric cleaners
2 cans of chef boyardee ravioli
2 boxes of Quaker chewy bars
4 containers of crystal light
1 box of crystal light fitness
1 iceberg lettuce
1 container of cinnamon rolls
2 cans of cat food
1 cat treat
2 deli deluxe kraft cheese
3 loaves of bread
1 bag of carrots
1 lb bag of large shrimp
1 container of chicken salad
1 4 pack of activia yogurt

Then, this afternoon I went back for this..............
I spent $7.00 cash OOP for for $14.36 worth of goodies. I grabbed some free ravioli, corn on the cob, italian bread, and cheap ice cream ($1.50 after Target Q), apples ( $ .34 after Target Q), 1/2 lb. of deli ham
($2.14 after Target Q), Simply Raspberry Lemonade ($1.04 after Target Q) and Croissants ($1.99 after Target Q).

All together I spent $37.12 ($30 on GC and $7 cash) for about $105 worth of goodies!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What I did to earn some ca$h

I decided to sit my fanny down and fill out some rebates! 5 of them to be exact. It took about 2 hours to complete, but I'm all caught up with my rebates! I should be getting around $40 in rebates. Good use of my time-just sitting around watching tv anyway.

I sent in the
1.$10 rewards card for Febreze
2. up to $12.99 back for Zegerid
3. $3 rebate for Crayola markers
4. $10 rebate for Olay/Pantene
5. Rebate check up to $10.99 for Schick Hydro

(Since the end of June I have sent in 11 rebates.)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Grabbing the Deals at Walgreens

  My deals at Walgreens today

Thanks to Wild For Wags for giving the heads up on the moneymaker Secret deodorant deal!! I was also able to grab some free Right Guard Deodorant.
I spent $5.23 cash OOP for $95 worth of goodies. I started with $30 in RRs and finished with $30 in RRs.  I guess I paid for the socks and got everything else free!  ;-}

Sunday at CVS

I grabbed all the goodies I could at CVS . I bought $38.92 worth of the deals with $13 in EBs and $4.43 cash OOP and got back $18.99 in EBs. You know what that means......CVS paid me to shop today!! I could've lowered my cash OOP by splitting this up in to 2 transactions, but there was a loooonnnnng line and I don't like to hold up people any more than I have to.

I'm excited about the Lysol  no touch hand soap system. I've wanted one,  but they've been WAY too expensive ($14.99 regular price). With the good Dulcolax moneymaker today, I felt great about paying $1.99 for this hand soap  after Qs and EBs!
My transaction
1. Dulcolax =$9.99
2. Lysol no touch = $9.99
3. Airwick I motion = $4.99
4.Hydor Razor=$8.97
5. Schick shave gel=$3.99
6. Colgate toothpaste=$ .99
=$38.92
-$5 May All You Q for Dulcolax
-$3 Q (7/10SS) for Lysol no touch
-$4 Q(8/8SS) for Airwick I motion
-$5 Q(8/8SS) for Hydro shaver
-$3.99 peelie Q for free shave gel wyb razor
-$ .50 Q(7/25SS) for colgate toothpaste
=$17.43
-$13 in EBS
=$4.43 cash OOP
got back $9.99EB, $5EB, $4EB=$18.99 in EBs
= a negative $1.56 net-in other words moneymaker day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Today at Walgreens

Today, I burned some RRs($12 to be exact). $8 of that was for 4  Sunday papers.I spent $ .61 cash OOP for $66.48 worth of goodies.  I still have $30 in RRs!
I'm grabbing the Kotex U at $ .50 a box after Qs and free Dial Bodywash after Qs and RR. The Bogo Nivea bodywash deal isn't too bad when combined with the $4/2 printable Q and the buy 2 womens bodywashes and get a men's bodywash free Q. ($1.99 for 3 bottles).

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 8 Deals

CVS best deals

Dulcolax Balance 8.3 oz $9.99

-$9.99 ECB
-$5 Q from May All You
-$3 from 8/8 SS or printable HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $3 profit!

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 blade razor $8.97

-$4 ECB
-$5 from 8/8 SS
Final Price: FREE

select Colgate toothpaste $.99
-$.50 from 7/25 SS
Final Price: $.49


Lysol No-Touch hand soap $9.99

-$5 ECB
-$3 from 7/11 SS
Final Price: $1.99




Nivea for Men from $2.99, B1G1 50% off = 2/$4.49

-$4/2 printable HERE
Final Price: 2/$.49

WALGREENS

Bausch & Lomb BioTrue solution $4.99

get back a $4 Register Reward
use the $1 printable HERE
Or if you printed the $2.00 coupon from Coupon.com (now gone)
Final Price: FREE

Dial NutriSkin Body Wash $3.99

get back a $3 RR
use the $1 printable
Final Price: FREE


Nivea Women’s Body Wash B1 @ $5.99 G1 FREE

-$1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women (8.4 oz – 16.9 oz) – 06-20-10 RP
-$4/2 Nivea Body Products, 8.4 oz + PRINT
-Free Nivea Men’s Body Wash WYB (2) Women’s BW 07-25-10 RP- (Thanks Rebecca!)
(=$1.99 for (2) Women’s & (1) Men’s Body Wash or $.66 EACH!)



Kotex Tampons 18 pack, 48 or 64 pack Pantiliners, 14 to 24 pack Maxi Pads U by Kotex, 50 or 60 pack Liners, 14 to 18 pack Pads 2/$7

-$2/2 Kotex Pads 08-08-10 SS
-$1.50/2 Kotex Liners, 33 ct +08-08-10 SS
-$1.50/2 Kotex Tampons 08-08-10 SS
-$1/1 Kotex U Pads, Liners, or Tampons 08-08-10 SS
-$1 off Kotex AND U by Kotex Product 08-01-10 RP
-$1/1 U by Kotex PRINT
-$2 OFF Kotex or U by Kotex 18pk Tampons, 14-24pk Pads, 48 to 64pk Liners, Aug. Wags Coupon Booklet
(= $.50 EACH!)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Today at CVS

Thanks to Sophie
(my niece)! She reminded me  to get my rear end to CVS before this great deal ended. I was able to buy all of this for $ .52 cash OOP! I paid with $10 in EBs and got back $8 in EBs. I used the $2 man. coupons from 8/1 P&G for the Crest mouthwash. I couldn't find any coupons for the toothpaste, so I think I used all of them a couple of weeks ago.

These are BIG bottles of Crest mouthwash!!
Thanks again Sophie!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oops! I did it again

WALGREENS-
I did 9 transactions at 6 stores today.
I spent $9.50 cash OOP for about $300 worth of goodies. I gained $13 in RRs. I used a Friends and Family coupon for each transaction. I wanted to do more, but my body wouldn't let me.

Thanks to Wild for Wags and Common Sense with Money for the great deals!

I was very happy with the money maker Visine deal. I grabbed a bunch of the Rolaids, Playtex tampons, and Special K cereal.I was able to get several of the Noxyema razors. The Listerine deal continues to be a problem (too bad).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Great day at Walgreens

Darlin Dan and I went on a quick weekend  trip and so today was my 1st shopping day for the week. Thank goodness for the Friends and Family coupon! I spent about $4 cash OOP and I gained $11 in RRs!! I was not very organized today.  I actually went into Walgreens with inserts uncut, ready to cut as I find the deal. It did not go too bad. The Listerine beeped and my fav cashier pushed it through. I tried to buy a 2nd Visine at another WAGS and the in ad Q kept beeping, so I  asked her to take it off-too much drama! I found all these deals on either Wild for Wags or Common Sense with Money.