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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".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday CVS Shopping

Here's what I got at CVS today-letting my coupons pay for my goodies!
1 Softsoap foamworks handsoap $3
1 Softsoap BW $3
4 Stride gum @ $1 each=$4
2 8ct exedrin @ $0.99 each=$1.98
1 Thermacare lower back $3.79
=$15.77
-$.70 IP Q for Softsoap handsoap
-$1 man. Q for BW
-$1 BOGO tearpad Q for Stride gum
-$1 BOGO tearpad Q for Stride gum
=$12.07
-$11.48 in EBs from previous purchases
=$0.59 +$0.04 tax=$0.63 cash OOP
and I got back $3.79EB for thermacare, $4EB for Softsoap, $1EB for Stride gum, $1.98EB for 2 Exedrin (a total of $10.77 in EBs)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

CVS deals 9/25

Here we go-Best deals at CVS starting 9/25-

 Excedrin Extra Strength PM or Migraine 8ct $.99 Get $.99 EB WYB 1
 = FREE after EB
L2


 ThermaCare Lower Back  Hip Heat Wrap 1ct $3.79 Get $3.79 EB WYB 1
=FREE after EB
L1

Softsoap Body Wash 15-18oz, bar soap 4 pk, liquid or foaming hand soap 8-8.5 oz 2/$6 Get $4 EB WYB 2
-.35/1 Softsoap hand soap pump 8oz+ or refill – 09-25SS
-.50/1 Softsoap bar soap 2pk+ – 09-25 SS
-.75/1 Softsoap body wash 12oz+ – 09-25SS
= $.25 EACH WYB BODYWASH after EB
L1

Schick Quattro for Women Razor or 4 pk cartridges $8.99, get $4 EB
-$2/1 razor from 9/25 SS
-$4/1 refill from 9/25 SS
=$2.99 for razor or $0.99 for refill  after Q and EB
L1

Dentyne Pure, Trident or Stride Singles Gum 9-18 ct $3/3, Earn 1 EB wyb 3
- $1/3 Trident Gum 9/18 SS
Pay $0.33 each after coupon and EB wyb 3
L1

Milk, gallon (whole, skim, 1% or 2%) $2.99, Earn 1 EB wyb 1
= $1.99 each after EB (sometimes the milk deals are regional, so check your ad)
L2

Walgreens Deals 9/25

Here we go-the best WAGS deals for this week-

Balance Bar 1 ct $1.59 get $1.59RR
-$0.55 Q from 09-11 S2
=MM after Q and RR

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4 oz 2/$7.98 get $6RR
-2 x $1.50/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, any 4.0 oz + – 09-11 SS
=MM after Q and RR

Remington King of Shaves Azor 5 Blade Razor $4.99 get $4.99RR
=free after RR

W Maxi Pads 14 ct. Overnight, 24 ct. Regular $2Get $2 RR WYB
=free after RR


Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough Sleep Drink 6 pk 2.47 oz ea $5.99 Get $5.99 RR
=free after RR

Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz
Buy 2 Get $2 Register Rewards, Rewards Offer includes Bar Soap
Use 2 $1.00 manufacturer coupons from Walgreens Summer Beauty Guide and store coupon from Walgreens October Coupon Book for final price
=free after Qs and RR

Mentos Up 2 U Gum 14 piece, In Ad Coupon
Store coupon is from Walgreens October Coupon Book, use all 3 coupons for final price
Other Newspaper Coupons: 08-14SS
=free after in ad Q, Oct. book Q, and 8-14ss Q

Puffs Facial Tissue $0.99
-$0.25/3 Puffs Facial Tissues 8/28PG
= $0.82 each after coupon

Hershey’s or Cadbury Candy 1.4 to 2.5 oz. $.59
-B1G1 Hershey’s Air Delight Aerated Milk Chocolate Bar Free WYB Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, any – 08-28SS
= $.30 EACH








Theraflu Products, 2/$10 get $5RR

Theraflu $2/1 multi-symptom Severe Cold with Lipton Green Tea & Honey Lemon flavors 9/25SS
Theraflu $3/2 products  9/25SS
=cheap theraflu after Q and RR



Schick Quattro Razor or Refills 4 ct $8.99 get $5RR
-$2/1 Schick Quattro for Women razor – 09-25 SS
-$4/1 Schick Quattro for Women refill – 09-25 SS
=$1.99 after Q and RR for razor
=free after Q and RR for refills

AARP members get $5 rr wyb $20 9/25-10/29

ultra tuf trash bags 13/30 gal 15-36 pk $2.99 w/ in-ad coupon





With Weekly IVC:

.13 Party Accessories – Plastic Tumbler 12 oz., Gift Bags
.34 Hunt’s Tomatoes Sauce 8 oz.
.39 Russell Stover or Nestles Halloween Pumpkins .88 to 1.25 oz.
.50 Butterball Chicken Broth 14.5 oz.
.50 Arizona Tea or Drink 16 to 23 oz.
.59 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 1.6 to 3 oz.
.69 Gummy Candy – Black Forest 4.5 oz., Harbo 5 oz., Trolli 4.25 to 5 oz
.69 Yardley Bar Soap 4.25 oz.
.79 Nice! Seasonings .5 to 5.25 oz.
.89 Palmolive Dish Liquid 10 oz.
.99 One Pint Walgreens Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Friday, September 23, 2011

Great Revlon Deal at Walgreens

I was so sad when we did not get this great $5 Revlon coupon in our Sunday inserts in San Antonio......................but so happy when I was able to order some!!
Thanks to Wild for Wags for posting this deal here: Wild for Wags .
And so here's what I did:
1 Revlon age defying concealer $5.99
1 Revlon age defying make up $8.99
1 Hylands cough syrup $4.99
1 glee stationary on clearance $0.50
=$20.47
-$4 in Wags Revlon Coupon
-$5 Revlon man. coupon
-$5 Revlon man.coupon
-$2 RR
-$2RR
=$2.47 cash OOP
got back a $5RR for cough syrup and a $3 for Revlon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CVS

This week is kinda slow-but I think I came out a winner!
I bought 1 case of the Basic Water $2.22
1 bag of fall candy $0.99
1 Revlon lipstick $6.79
=$9.70
-$1 Revlon tearpad Q
=$8.70
-$6.79EB
=$1.91 + $0.12 tax=
$2.03 cash OOP
and got back
$0.99 EB for fall candy
$5 EB for lipstick
and will get another $5EB for Beauty club!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

HEB

A few good things at H-E-B 9/14-9/20

H-E-B Fully Cooked Burgers, 24-32 oz
Get the following items with in-store coupons
H-E-B American Singles, 12 oz
H-E-B Corn Chips, 9.75 oz
H-E-B Soft Drink, 2 L
Brainy Baby or Glitter Bugs Book


Pepperidge Farm Cookies, 5.25-7.5 oz
Get H-E-B Classic Roast or Half Caff Coffee 11.5-13 oz, with in-store coupon

Buy (2) McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix, 1-1.5 oz, 50¢ ea.
Get Zatarian’s Side Dish Rice Mix, 6.3-8 oz, with in-store coupon (EXP 10/04)

5 for $5 Ken's Dressing 8-9 SS
-$1 insert 8-14 SS
= FREE

HEB acetaminophen Extra Strength -- 50-count box on sale for $1 with in-store coupon

CVS 9/18

Not much at CVS!

Gold Emblem Candy Corn, Autumn mix or Pumpkins, 8oz $0.99, Get $0.99 ECB (L1), Sunday – Tuesday
=FREE after EB


Revlon Super Lustrous, Moon Drops, or ColorBurst Lip – $6.49
Buy 1, Get $5 ECB (limit 6)
Use $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics Product, exp. 9/18/11 (SS 08/14/11)
Final Price: $0.49


Just the Basics Purified Water 24pk. $2.22

Walgreens 9/18

Hylands Cold N Cough $4.99, Get a $5 RR when you buy one
=FREE

Blistex Cold & Allergy $2, Get a $2 RR when you buy one
=FREE

Toms Of Maine $3.99, Get a $2 RR when you buy one

Use $1/1 Toms of Maine 9/18
=$0.99 each after coupon and RR

Mitchum $1.99, with in ad coupon
Use $1/1 Mitchum Product 8/21ss
= $0.99 each after coupons

Aussie or Herbal Essence 2/$6, Get a $2 RR wyb two

Use $1/2 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 8/28 PG
Use $1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 8/7RP
Pay as low as $1 each after coupon and RR

MMs 11.4 or 12.6oz, 4/10.00 get $5RR
MM's brand pretzel chocolate candies 9/9oz or larger $1.00/1  9/11 RP
Scenar Buy four M&M pretzel chocolate for $6 after four $1 coupon, get back $5 RR
= $1 for 4 bags

Poise Liners (36 pack) 3/$9, Get a $3 RR when you buy three
Use $1/1 Poise Products 9/11 SS
Pay $1 each after coupon and RR

Good Fillers
5/$1 – Royal Gelatin
3/$1 – No Nonsense Essential Basics Knee Highs
.49 – Candy, Nestle, Mentos, Air Heads
.59 – Comet Cleanser
2/$1 – Paper Products (1000 sheet Big Roll or Single Roll Tuf Paper Towel)
2/$1 – Morton Iodized Saltor Noel Baking Soda
2/$1 – Geisha Mushrooms or Madam Mandarin Oranges

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Darlin Dan

It's my Darlin's birthday and I want to wish him a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We've been married 9 years and in those 9 years we've certainly been some very challenging times. He has been my rock and inspiration through our ups and downs. He is a man of his word and has always been there for me. I will never, ever forget how he took care of my Dad.  This is a long story, but my Dad needed 24/7 hour care the last 2 years of his life. We made the hard decision to move in with him and grant him his wish of living at home until the end. We had been married just 2 years when we moved in with Dad. My Mom was also very ill at the time. My parents were not living together, so this made things extremely difficult.  All I can say is that we did the best we could. Thank you Darlin Dan for being my hero!

His birthday this year is pretty much all about golf! Well, not all of it. He wished for some tires for his truck-you know how men are about their vehicles! He has golf games planned for Saturday and Sunday!! We will try to fit in a pizza (his favorite food) and another birthday cake!

Yesterday, the lovely ladies it his job, made him a very nice birthday lunch. It was so nice of them to make him Chicken Alfredo, salad, and a german chocolate cake. He really enjoyed and appreciated it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darlin Dan!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Walgreens Good Deal on Gain

I read on Wild for Wags about this great deal and had to try it........Buy 3 gains (1laundry detergent and 2 dishwashing liquid) and get a $3RR AND a $3 OYNO  catalina coupon from Gain. Since I had a $10RR and a $1RR expiring today, I decided to throw in the Airwick  ($7.99 and get a $3RR back) and 2 Arizona teas at $0.50 each. I ended up spending $0.57 cash OOP for $17.57 worth of goodies! I used my $11 in RRs plus my manufacturer's coupons for Gain and Airwick, and got back a total of $9 back in RRs and cats!
Thanks Slickdeals and Wild for Wags! To check out all the particulars, go to WILD FOR WAGS.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Great Deal on work shoes at Ross

I grabbed 2 pair of Aerosole shoes at Ross for $16.99 each!! I was in desperate need of some new work shoes-totally enclosed for nursing home work and totally comfortable for at least 12 hour days.  A co-worked tipped me off about this deal at Ross. These shoes normally run $49.99 each!!

Walgreens Deals 9/11

Air Freshener Kit (psa $7.99), Get a $3 RR when you buy one
Use $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic Products 9/11/2011 SS
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and RR



Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (4oz) $3.99, Get a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $1.50/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 9/11/2011 SS
Pay $0.49 each after coupon and RR



Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush $1.99, Get $1 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 8/28/2011 PG
Use $0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 8/28/2011 PG
As low as FREE after coupon and RR





Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons $3.99, Get a $1 RR when you buy one
Use $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 8/14/2011 SS
Pay $0.99 after coupon and RR



Dental Care 2/$5, Get a $3 RR when you buy two
Crest Deep Clean Toothpaste
Glide Floss
Oral B Advantage Deep Clean Toothpaste
Use $1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 8/28/2011 PG
Use $0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 8/28/2011 PG
 Use $0.75/1 Oral-B Floss or Floss Picks 8/28/2011 PG
As low as FREE after coupon and RR





Pure Silk 9.5 oz 99c w/in ad coupon

Pure Silk Shave Crème, 9.5 oz .80 (9/30/11) RP 7/10
Scenario : Buy 1 for 99 cents with in ad coupon, use insert coupon and pay 19 cents


Dawn Dish Washing Soap $0.99
Use $0.50/1 Dawn Dish Washing Detergent 8/28/2011 PG
Use $0.20/1 Dawn Dish Washing Detergent 8/28/2011 PG
Pay as low as $0.49 each after coupon



Arizona Tea or Drink $0.50

Just for Men Hair Color will be $5.99 with ad coupon



Bengay Products $5.99
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 7/31/2011 RP
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 6/19/2011 RP
Use $5/1 Bengay Product 9/11SS
Pay as low as $0.99 each after coupon

CVS DEALS 9/11

St. Joseph Aspirin (36ct) $2, Get $1 ECB (limit 1)
Use $1/1 St. Joseph Aspirin 9/11/2011 SS
Use $1/1 St. Joseph Aspirin 8/7/2011 SS
\Use $1/1 St. Joseph Aspirin All You, Aug 2011 (exp 12/1/2011)
fREE after coupon and ECB



CVS Allergy Relief (5 ct) $3.69, Get $3.69 ECB (limit 1)
Loratidine
Cetirizine
Fexofenadine
FREE after ECBs



Rephresh Brilliant pH tampons (18ct) $6.79, Get $6.79 ECB (limit 1)
FREE

Irish Spring or Softsoap Bodywash or Softsoap Soap (4pk) $2.99, Get a $2 ECB (limit 1)


Colgate Optic White toothpaste (4oz) $3.99, Get a $1.50 ECB (limit 2)
Use $1.50/1 Colgate Optic White toothpaste 9/11/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/1/2011)
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and ECB



Household Products Spend $20, Get a $10 ECB (iMotion psa $4.99)
Use $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic Products 9/11/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/23/2011)

Deal Idea:
Buy 5 Airwick iMotion Starter Kits $4.99
Use (5) $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic Products 9/11/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/23/2011)
FREE plus $5 overage after coupon and ECBs



Bengay Products (2 oz) $5.49
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 7/31/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/30/2011)
Use $3/1 Bengay Products 6/19/2011 RP Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Use $5/1 Bengay Products 9/11/2011
Pay as low as $0.49 after coupon



Dawn Dish Detergent $0.99
Use $0.20/1 Dawn Dish Washing Detergent 8/28/2011 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Use $0.50/1 Dawn Dish Washing Detergent 8/28/2011 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Pay as low as $0.49 each after coupon

Xtra 2x Laundry Detergent 28 loads will be $1.49

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to have a frugal Birthday/Labor Day Weekend

Sorry for being absent for over a week! It's been kinda crazy lately. This couponing fool has hardly had time to sleep!
I wanted to share our great Labor Day/Amanda's 30th Birthday Weekend.
Darlin Dan and I booked a condo on Lake Travis using some Timeshare points-cost us $59 cash for the whole weekend! It is a comfortable little place that we like to go to. It is close to Austin, so the drive isn't too long. The entire trip took less than 1 tank of gas for my car.
We started our adventure at Panera Bread Restaurant at 6:00am on Saturday morning. We ate an "out of this world breakfast" and picked up some sweets for later!
 I had booked 6 seats on the Austin Steam Train for Saturday morning-leaving at 9am. The tickets were $17 a piece. We needed to be at the train station by 8:45am and our trip was going to take us about 2 hours. We got to the train station right in time.  We had a great time on the train and arrived at Bertram, Texas in time to see the Oatmeal parade............this is a small country town near Austin and this parade had a very country feel. It was great! After the parade, we got back on the train and headed back to the train station. From there, we checked into the condo-about a 20 minute drive. When we got there, the guys decided to go check out the golf course (very important you know) and the gals relaxed with a glass of wine.  I just happened to get this wine on clearance-some at Walgreens and some at CVS. We also had some visitors-deer! The deer came right up to the condo looking for food. The office sells deer food and the deer expect to be fed. When the guys got back from the driving range, they decided to go for a swim in the lake. The water level in the lake is very low this year as we are experiencing a severe drought in this part of Texas. I walked down with the girls and loved the beautiful view.
For dinner, we had some of my stockpile meatballs, marinara sauce and pasta. Jessica brought salad fixings. After dinner we had birthday cake for Amanda and we sang Happy Birthday is the birthday girl!! She opened her presents and we ate cake and sat around and talked for a bit. Since we had gotten up so early, we all were ready for bed before 10pm!
Sunday morning was golf for the guys ($26 a round),  relaxing and a short shopping trip for the gals. We ate our sweets from Panera Bread for breakfast with some hot coffee. As soon as the guys left for golf, I put  a 9 lb. brisket in the oven for dinner.  I've had that brisket in my freezer since Memorial Day-I got it on sale at Walmart and used one of my precious $3 off beef hangtags! When the guys got back, we served them chicken salad sandwiches and crackers w/cheese to hold them until dinner.
We had a great dinner of brisket, roasted vegetables and ranch style beans. We picked up some french bread and made a great fruit salad for dessert.
Jessica and Anthony had to pack up and get back to San Antonio for work on Monday. We were sad to see them go. We rest of us had Monday off. We watched Big Brother and then Amanda and Jerry decided to get back to SA and check on Dino-the dog! Darlin Dan and I had the place to ourselves. We had a very relaxing rest of the evening! We got up early Monday and got back to SA by noon.
We had such a wonderful time with the kids! I'm hoping to plan another family weekend trip very soon.