Saturday, December 13, 2008

Shopping with coupons Dec 13

My first stop was Walgreens.
I did 4 transactions:
1. 4-(6-pk) Gatorade's $4 each
3 Robetussin 3.99 each
total B4 coupons= 27.97
Used 3 3.00/1 MC for Robetussin
= 18.97
Used $10 RR from last week= 8.97 (paid on my gift card)
Received $5RR from Robitussin, $5 RR from Gatorade, and $5RR (spend over $25 Holiday promotion)
OK, So I don't feel like going into that much detail (mostly because the deal is over) but I got:
2 bottles Laundry soap, 4 bags Nestle Chocolate Chips, 6 tangle-free cord holders, 3 pks. plastic silverware, 2pkgs reynolds wrap, 2 sticks of deodorant, Maybeline lip product and mascara, Loreal moisturizer, Eucerine lotion (this alone was $10) a box of rice crispies, 12-pk of toilet paper, and a holiday decoration.
Because I did 4 transactions that were $25 before coupons, I got $5RR for each one...essentially I got $20 worth of free stuff, and some of my stuff was already free after coupons (Reynolds Wrap, deodorant). PLUS I am getting 14.99 back for a rebate on the Loreal Moisturizer. This was an awesome week at WAGS.

Next stop: Target
I found many of my Target deals from Being Frugal is Fabulous, and Money Saving Mom

Keebler Deal: Buy 5 Keebler Products, get $5 target gift card. I bought 3 for 2.33, and 2 for 2.50. I used 4 1.00/1 MC and got a $5 gift card back= 2.99 for 5 packages of cookies.

I also did the candle deal again (buy 4 glade holiday scents, and get a $5 target gift card) I used a B2G1free, and a 2.50/2 coupon to get them free.

I found the Rayovak batteries in the dollar isle. I had 4 1.00 off MC from the paper and 3 printable coupons to make them all free.

The gum was on sale for 1.50 each and I had a 1.00 MC = .50 each

The Air Wick candle scents things were on markdown for 4.99 and I had 3 5.00 coupons = free

The toothpaste was on clearance for 2.11. I had a $1 Target coupon, and a 1.50 MC coupon for each = .4o OVERAGE for each

The Dove body lotion was on clearance for 2.67. I had a 1.50 coupon = 1.17 (and it came with a free hand lotion.

So essentially I got all this for 4.37.

Last Stop: King Soopers

I find most of my King Soopers deals at Stretching a Buck (she calls it Kroger, and most of the deals are the same)

Cotenelle TP .99 each. I used 6 .50 coupons (which doubled to make them free) and one .25 coupon which doubled to make the grand total for 7 pkgs or toilet paper =.50
Ritz Crackers 2.50each
Kraft Cheese 2.00each
I used 2 Buy Ritz and Kraft get $1.00 off, one $1.00/1 Ritz Peelie I had from a while back, and I got 2 .50 catalinas that equal $1.00 off my next purchase. So 2 boxes Ritz and 2 bags of Kraft Cheese=$5.00
Toothpicks and muffin cups were on clearance.
Ritz Flipz were 1.00 each,
Daisy Sour cream was 1.00 I used .50 coupon which doubled to make it free.

I also went to JC Pennys and got a present for John. It was 25% off (which is pretty good for NFL apparel). I got and extra 10% off because of early-bird specials (It was 11am), and I used a $10 off any purchase of $10 or more coupon I got in the mail to save some good money.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Walgreens Dec. 7-13

This week at WAGS I got
Scotch tape (2 3-pks) (2/$2)
$2 rebate off 2
$1 coupon
=overage of 1.00

Schick titanium razor 6.99
Dec. Easy saver coupon $3
Coupon from All You magazine $4
= free

Maybeline Lip products BOGO free. 6.49
Used 2 $4 coupons
=overage of $1.50

Non-plastic water bottles 3.33 each
Teddy bear (I can't remember)
Purple Turtle (.99)
Plastic silverware .39 each with in-add coupon.
(I got a few Christmas presents and things I needed for school, and used RR from last week)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Walgreens Finds for this week

You can ignore the VS and lamb and candle. I included them in the picture for my other blog.

Bic Razors (and refills) are BOGO free. (I must have missed this, or it is an "unadvertised" deal. So get 2 for 6.99. Combine that with (2) $3.00 off coupons, and you get both for .99

The reach was 2/$6 and get $6 RR, but I used a 1.00 coupon, so overage of 1.00

I got the gum free last time they ran a BOGO, but I LOVE IT. (this time it was .59 each) It smells so good. I put it in my bag and purse just so they smell minty fresh:)

Excedrin 3/$15, and get $8 RR. I used (3) 2.00 coupons so in the end they were 3/$1.00.

Colgate is 2.99, and get a $2 RR. I used a 1.00 coupon to get it free.

The Degree was 1.99 (John is almost out), and the chapstick was 2/$3. After $5 off $25 coupon, I paid $2 for these 4 items.
Total= around $4.

Want to know about more great deals? Check out Centsible Sawyer HERE

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday...

Well, I had a good time at Black Friday deals...besides mis-calculating when I would be going to one end of town to hit a store that didn't open for another hour. I ended up skipping that store.
I ended up getting from Walmart:
a 2GB SD card for $7
A fleece hoodie for $8
a few $2 movies.

At Walgreens:
Colgate Advance Toothpaste 3.49
$1.50 coupon
$3.50 RR
=overage 1.50
(I did it again with a $1 coupon to make another dollar)

Gillette Shave Gel .99 (with in-add coupon)
.55 coupon

Hot wheels cars .49 in-add coupon

Dasani Water 3.99

At Best Buy:
Many seasons of our favorite shows were 14.99

At Michaels:
Photo Storage boxes 3/$5
some Clearance stuff for .50 each
Used 25% off everything coupon
:) favorite purchase of the day at Big 5 Sports
Black Nike pants that I can wear for workouts, for dress at work, for lounging, for shopping... $45
I was really bummed because they fit PERFECTLY and I have been looking for a pair of these for 3 months now.
I was walking around upset because I would have to put them back, and the manager said "would you like to try those on?" I said sadly "I did already, but I don't think they are on sale" He took them to the register scanned the tag. "45.", he said... "I'll give them to you for 30" I was SOOO excited. I just CREATED my own sale:) I've only tried this technique once at an auto parts store to get an air filter for cheaper (which also worked)...but I might have to start ASKING for sales more often.
AND...I will be going back to this store more often because they were really nice.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Walgreens deals 11/23-30

Nothing too spectacular this week at Walgreens.
Excedrin Express Gels 4.49 BOGO
used 2- 2.00/1 express gels coupons You can get them HERE (cluck back after it prints to get 2)
= .24 each after coupons
(I didn't know if the Tension Headache is included on the coupon, but it says "express gels" and it worked fine.)
I was also planning on submitting this for rebate (4.49), but again, I'm not sure if Tension Headache is included.
So either 4.00 profit, or .24/each.

Sure Deoderant 1.99
1.50 Easy Saver coupon
= overage of .49

Hunts tomato sauce .29 each (in-add coupon)
used .40/2 MC
=.09 each

Mac and Cheese .69 (in-add coupon)

Tissue paper .99
BOG2 free
=.33 each

Target last week

Lots of scented oil candle refils.
Actually my car smells like apple-cinnamon, as does my coupon holers and the basement. Ahhh...Christmasy.
Here is my loot from Target this week:
Canned Veggies .50 each
1.00/4 MC
=.25 each cubbords are overflowing so I donated them in church today for a thanksgiving meal for homless people.

Mashed Potatoes .79 each
1.00/2 MC

Reynolds foil (75 ft) 2.50
1.00 MC

Colorful body scrubber .98 clearance
Clean and Clear 1.37 clearance
2.00 MC
= overage .63

3-pk scented oil refil candles 2.50 each
Used B2GO free coupon
Used 1.50/2 coupon
Target deal: buy 4 Glade holiday scents get $5 gift card
=1.00/4 3-pks
(I did this deal 3times in 3 different transactions)

=5.45 (after $5 gift cards are figured in)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Walgreens Double Dip days Friday and Saturday

I got some great things!
3 boxes of Honey Nut cherrios 1.99 each
2- 1.00 off 1 coupons
1- 1.30 off 3 catalina
=2.70 for 3 boxes

Glade scented oil candle 4.19 each (clearance)
BOGO coupon -4.19
2.00 off 1
=2.19 for 2

4 bags holiday M&M's 2.50 each
use $1/2 Dec. easysaver coupon = -2.00
get $ 5 rebate for 4 bags (Nov.)
=3.00 for 4 bags

4 bags Hersheys dark chocolate kisses 2.50 each
use $1/2 Nov. Easysaver coupon= -2.00
2- 1.00/1 MC
1- 1.50/3 MC
$5 rebate off 4 bags (Dec.)
= overage of .50

4 Hersheys Dark Chocolate bars (.39 each with in add coupon)
use 2 BOGO coupons (which took off .84 off 2)
THEN scanned in-add coupon which took off the extra (.45x4=1.80)
=overage of .12

Blistex .99 (with in add coupon)
.25 MC

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My favorite purchases this week:)

I had fun this week, despite a toothache and root canal.
Here is what I got at Walgreens for $10 (after $2 RR). I used my gift card, so $0 OP

I did 2 transactions at King Soopers, One of them was these. After coupons and store deals the total was 2.90. I recieved a catalina for $2 off my next purchase, and I got a "try me free" offer from Pamolive, so I should get 2.50 back from that. Profit= $1.40

those were my favorites!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

King Soopers deals (until Tuesday Nov 11)

This week I made a haul at King Soopers. Combining a store deal where you buy 10 items and get 5.00 off (up to 15.00 per transaction) and my manufacturer coupons and was great!

I did 2 transactions and did very well.

All this stuff cost me 13.53. Over 30 items. I got the toilet paper, shavers, oatmeal, scrubber pads, drinks, and toothpaste for free. I could have gotten more things for free, but they were out of some stuff.
This one cost me 16.37

There are 5 boxes of mashed potatoes (I am eating some right now because of my toothache), 3 muffin mixes, 4 cookie mixes,1 box of hamburger helper, 4 boxes of cereal (the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cost me .13 each, and I gave them to my brother because I have plenty), 2 toaster strudels, soap, popcorn, hot chocolate, Ziploc bags, Evaporated milk, Sweetened and condensed milk, and 3 3-pks of candle refills:) The only thing regular price was the box of Pumpkin spice jello. Doesn't' it sound good?

This is the part I'm most proud of. Savings of 86% and 83%. Each transaction had a total coupon savings of over $70. So yes, I did buy a lot of stuff...most of which I will use...but I saved $140 and only spent $30 for 62 items. Oh happy day!

If you want to know HOW to do it, I mainly used THIS blog post from Stretching a Buck.
And to be took me about 3 hours to plan my shopping trip and match up coupons.
Oh and here is another plug for e-coupons. You type in your king soopers card, and select coupons to put on it. Then if you buy the item, the coupons automatically deducts in the computer at the register. Sign up for P&G e-saver and

Next I went to target and hit the 90% off Halloween clearance.

The t-shirt was .50, the stickers were .12, all 4 boxes of candles were .31 after 2 coupons and a $5 gift card for buying 4 glade holiday scents (read about it HERE), a goody hair clip for .48 after using THIS coupon. and a free container of Clorox wipes for being a teacher and signing up earlier. I also got 40 pirate eye-patches for .37, and some flashlights for care packages we are sending to the orphanage our church sponsors in Peru.

Last but not least, I went to Walgreens for my free 8x10.

I found some scissors on clearance (it will end up being .13-.15 for each scissors), some notebooks and clearance makeup (combined with coupons).

The End!

Walgreens and Rite Aid deals 11/9-11/15

I won't be posting about the Walgreens and Rite Aid deals this week, because I still have a toothache, and I don't think the deals are that great:)
If you would like to see Frugal is Fabulous's Walgreens deals click HERE.
If you would like to see her Rite Aid Deals click HERE

Thursday, November 6, 2008

free 8x10 at Walgreens

Free 8x10 at Walgreens. This weekend only. Read about it HERE.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What I got in the mail today...

*A sweet small reusable Nature's Bounty bag that I signed up for on Saturday HERE. It also came with a coupon for 1.00 off Nature's Bounty Vitamins.
If you want to know about other free samples and things they mail you for free, check out Freebies 4 Mom HERE

*A "thank you" for being a loyal King Soopers customer with lots of coupons INCLUDING a free 12 pk of Dr. Pepper. They must know exactally what I buy from them:)

*A free Dole salad that I won playing the sweeps a LONG time ago. Here is where I go if I'm bored and want to try and win free stuff. Obviously I haven't been THAT bored in a while...but I still am excited about my free salad.
That was just today. I'm sure I will be reaping the rewards of what I signed up for in August...all the way into December.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Walgreens deals week of 11/2

Walgreens was a pretty average week. I got a few things for a school project where they are sending care packages to the troops.
Adidas Deodorant 1.99
1.00 coupon

Celestial Seasonings Tea
2/ 3.00
1.00/2 easy saver coupon
1.00 MC (I could have used 2 to get 2 for free, but I only had one coupon)
=.50 each

Ricola cough drops
.99 each with in-add coupon
1.00/2 MC
= .98/2

Wrigleys gum 15 pk (1.19)
BOGO in-add coupon
=both for free

Zest 2.00
1.00 MC

Glade wisp flame less candle 5.99
3.00 MC
2.00 rebate

Blistex .99 (in-add coupon)

If you want to see some more Walgreens deals right now, check out the Frugal is Fabulous post HERE

Rite Aid Deals

10 soyjoy bars 10/ 5.00
5.00 rebate
2.00/10 coupon
=overage of 2.00

Gum toothbrushes
1.99 rebate

Light timer
5.00 rebate

Herbal Essence products
sale 2/ 6.00
2.00 rebate on 2
3.00 MC on 2
=1.00 for 2

King Soopers/ Safeway deals until 11-4

Did you know you can load e-saver coupons on to your king sooper/(Kroger affiliate) card, and use the automatic coupons along with manufactures coupons? Check it out HERE.
I used this today on Venus disposable razors 3-pk. They were on sale for 5.99, I had loaded a 3.00 e-saver coupon earlier, and I used a 2.00MC at the store. So= 3 disposable razors for .99
But...when I was ready to pay, I noticed the 3.00 didn't automatically come off. After about 5 min. of investigation...we realized she never actually rang up the item. Well, I guess I paid .99 to be honest:)
I also got TP for 5.00 after a doubled coupon.
I picked up some raspberries for 1.00, and some of John's favorite buffalo wyngs, for 1.50 after another doubled coupon.

At Safeway, the cookie mixes were 1.00 each. I used (2) .75/1 coupon and (2) .40/1 coupons.
4 cookie mixes for 1.70

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rite Aid deals Oct 26- Nov1

More FREE after rebate stuff! I know I read about these deals on someones blog, but I can't find it at the moment. When I do I will link it up:)

I used a $1.00 coupon to make money on the Kotex. I used a $1.00 coupon to get the Adidas deoderant for free. I also used a $1.00 copuon to make a dollar on the Sally Henson lip stuff in the back. The candy was 1.88 each and I used a 1.00 off 2 coupon (because they expire on Friday) so each bag was 1.38. Yum. The power strip was 5.00, then you get 5.00 rebate. Who can't use a free power strip?:)

Walgreens deals 10/26-11/01

Nothing. Seriously. Ok, maybe one or two things...but nothing that great.
I wanted to use SOME of my RR, so I got:
5 12pks of Dr. Pepper for $11
1 12pk double roll of Quilted Northern toilet paper. Used in-add coupon which gave it to me for 5.99, and used a .50 coupon.
That's it.
Good thing I got some deals at Rite Aid to keep my spirits up:)

How I did this past week

This last week was crazy fun. I got tons of stuff while shopping, and now I'm kind of glad Walgreens has not much going on this week so I can stop shopping for a change:)

I did 3 transactions this weekend during double dip days and used (3) $5/20 coupon.

For the first two (at 2 different stores) the lady took the coupons and scanned the $5/20 right in with the rest, which means I'm pretty sure after coupons my total was below $20...because I ended up paying $11 something for the first 2. I threw in a few fun clearance things (because I was getting $5 worth of stuff for free).
The Shaver deal really was a steal.
Here are my pictures:

Benifiber 8.49 x3= 25.47, Easy saver Coupon $5 off= -$15, Manu. Coupons (3) $2 off = $6, =4.47

Received $8 RR for purchasing 3 = overage 3.53

I will also receive $9.99 rebate for chemistry hair care product.

Each time I bought the shavers I got overage of $2.01

I could have gotten a better deal if I would have gotten all Theraflu or Maalox, but I really like Excedrin for my headaches. I think I paid 2.47 for the 2 Excedrin and the Theraflu. (after $8RR) The Chocolates were on clearance for .69 and I had a 1.00 off coupon for each of them, the Air wick I will make a dollar on, and the other stuff is just for fun:)
After I paid my $16, I got an $8 RR, a $4.50 RR, and I will get 6.99 back in rebates. =overage of 3.49.


AND I hit the clearance jackpot at Target.

I won't go into detail, but with clearance prices and coupons this was some pretty cheap stuff:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walgreens $5/$20 coupon for this weekend

..and it's double dip days!
I included a TON of acronyms in this post. Frugal is Fabulous explains them HERE

Based on what I know about Walgreens, I think these will work.
My scenarios:

Holiday M&M's 4/10
$2.00 ESCoupon (Oct)
$2.00 Manu Coupons=6.00 op
5.00 rebate (Nov ESC)
(1.00 for 4 bags of M&M's)

Airwick Freshmatic
5.99 sale
$4.00 MC=1.99
$3.00 rebate (Nov ESC)
(overage of 1.01)

Benifiber sticks
7.99 each (online price...still not sure about store price)
3 @ 7.99= 23.97
$5.00 ESCoupon (takes $15 off)
$ 2.00 MC = $6.00 off
=2.97 OP
Potential for $8RR
(overage of 5.03)

2 Excedrin (80 or 100 ct) 5.99 each= 11.98
1 Theraflu =4.99
(2) $2.00 MC for Excedrin
1 $2.00 MC for Theraflu
=10.97 op
$8.00 RR
=2.97, (but I will get 2.99 back when I submit the Theraflu for it's own rebate)
(= overage .02)

Total before rebates and RR
use $5/$20 coupon= $17 (on my gift card)
After all the RR and Rebates I will get $27, so I could potentially make $10.

I also might do 2 Maloxx and 1 Excedrin with a similar deal, and try to get Curel lotion with 2 ESCoupons (one from each month) and a MC. I thought about looking at the Shick Quatro disposable razors because of BOGO MC, and a few ESCoupons from both months...but I don't know if it will work.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/19-10/25

I felt like I had a good trip at Walgreens today. I still have money left on my gift card from September rebates...I almost made it to the end of the month:)

Mars candy 3/1.00 (with in-add coupon) I knew I was going to have more coupons than items, so I got some candy bars to even it out.

Pert Plus. 3.50 each, 2.50 ESC, 2.00 MC =1.00 overage (twice)

Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom (3)@ 4.99 each. (3) 1.50 ESC,(3) 1.00MC = 7.50 Receive $5RR for purchasing 3= 3/2.49

Same thing with the Tylenol Sinus.

Mac n Cheese .69 a box (with in-add coupon) (although mine didn't ring up correctly)

Loreal Revitalift 16.49 BOGO (a cream) for free. Used (2) 2.00 MC (that say Walgreens on them) and will submit the revitalift for rebate (it is a hidden rebate available when you submit online). I was very skeptical at first, but they already credited my act. for the Nevia men's body I'm going to try this one too. Read about it HERE. =potential overage of 4.00

Fusion Razor 8.99, $4RR, $4.00 MC= .99 (this was a bonus pack with free shave gel and shampoo).

Reach toothbrushes originally 1.79, on sale for .99 (with in-add coupon) Used a BOGOfree MC and it took off 1.79 because of coupon order, = 2/.21.

Rimell Eye liner and lip liner 3.29each store sale for BOGOfree, used (2) 1.00 MC= .65 each

Remember...This is the last week in OCT to get your FAR items.
Frugal is Fabulous also lists a lot of deals HERE

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A fun shopping trip.

Today I planned a trip about 10 min. away (from my normal commute). First I went to Barnes and Noble for teacher appreciation days. I tasted the free snacks:) Then I got a free gift (blue bag) for signing up. I also got lots of posters and stickers and a book for free too. Then I went to the Barnes and Noble Starbucks Cafe, and picked up a free latte that I got HERE. (Thanks to Centsible Sawyer for mentioning it on her blog)

After that I went to Bath and Body works (A place I regularly avoid unless it is the after holiday sale- mostly because smelly stuff makes me have to pee:) I'm on their mailing list, and I got 2 cards in the mail- one for a free small lotion, and one for 20% off my purchase. When I got there, the pump hand soap was 3.00 each. I bought 5 for $15 and got a free lambie:), Then I used my 20% off and only paid $12+tax. (I asked the workers IF I could do this before I tried.)

Lastly... I went to Victoria's Secret. (I get at least 5 free panties a year from them...totally worth having an "Angels" card.) I had a card for a free pantie- which I got. I also found a cute shirt for 6.99, when it rang up at 16.99 I asked her to look at what they were marked. Apparently they had all been marked wrong. I got it at the marked price, and saved $10 on it.
Yippee. Of course then I picked up supper on the way home, and didn't use any coupons...but it was tasty!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/12-10/18

Walgreens deals this week.
For a great list, check Money Saving Mom HERE
I have gotten a lot of things from CLEARANCE at Walgreens lately, if you go, check the end caps for clearance items.

For example, the Popsicles, sprinkles, juice, vanilla extract, and mike and ike were .24 each.
Christmas CD .50
Altoids 1.19, used 1.00 coupon = .19
The Lindt chocolate bars I used 2 coupns and an ESC to get free.
I did the Dimatapp, Robitussin deal- 3.99 each, and used coupons to get $10 RR and make money.
The Ibuprofen (Walgreens brand) was 3.33 each. I used the coupon from the tri-fold flyer often found in the pharmacy area, which took 2.00 off each one. And, I can submit a rebate for 5.00/3. = overage 1.00
The bags in the back were .74 each. I thought they were just Ziploc-ish bags, but they are different sized of Ziploc-ish joined together. Kind of strange.

Rite Aid Deals Oct12-18

Rite Aid has AMAZING free after rebate deals this week. Everything in this picture is free after rebate except the candy.
Rather than go into detail about everything, check out the flyer HERE
and check out Frugal is Fabulous who listed them HERE

I plan on helping stockpile the Orphanage we sponsor in Peru with some kids medicine.
Once I submit the receipt online for Rite Aid, I am submitting the Chapstick True shimmer for rebate via form in this weeks paper, I will get double what I paid for it. I also found a few coupons/rebates on items I purchased that are FAR (free after rebate). So, I will make 4.50 on this stuff (except that I had to pay tax on it, so that pretty much covers it). Also, the candy was on sale for 1.50 a bag, and I used (2) 1.00/2 coupons making them 1.00 a bag.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hurry: Snapfish prints 1cent each

Snapfish extended their penny sale until Tuesday (the 14th).
You can upload pictures to Snapfish,
order your prints (to be shipped to your house)
Use the code: FALLPENNY08
Pay .01 each (for 4x6prints, up to 50)
Pay S&H.
I ordered 50 yesterday. Standard S&H is 3.44
My total was 4.05 for 50 prints.
If I was paying my normal .20 a print at Walgreens, I would pay $10.
Savings of $5.95= DEAL!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/05-10/11

This week, I have to thank Wags to Riches, whose site I found a few weeks ago. I really appreciate the planning ahead that she does (especially because I try to shop right after church on Sunday). It helped me get the GREAT deals I got!

I would also like to thank Amy for encouraging me and coming along on some of my frugal shopping trips:)

I'll start from the back and circle around to the front.
Scrubbing bubbles Max Fresh brush 3.99
Coupon from recent insert 3.00
Rebate 1.50 (#30)
=Overage .50

Glade Carpet and room odor eliminator 1.99
Coupon 1.00
Rebate 1.00 (#28)
=Overage of .01

Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Wipes 2.50 each

used 2 BOGO coupons You can print them from HERE
I also used a .75 coupon and a 1.00 coupon
Rebate (#27)1.00 for each container= 4.00
BTW you can have one coupon for each item purchased. For example if you use a BOGO coupon, you can also use one 1.00 off coupon.
So 10.00 for 4, 5.00 off for BOGO, 1.75 off using coupons, 4.00 off rebate
= overage .75

Pert Plus Shampoo and Conditioner 13.5oz on sale for 3.50 each
2.50 coupon in ESC(Easy Saver Catalog)
1.50 coupon
= overage of .50 each

Printer Paper 2.99 (a decent sale since I am printing a lot of coupons lately)

Bagged Cheese 1.50 each

Life Water 1.00 each
1.00 off 2 ESC
(I had (2) 1.00/2 MC from tearpad at King Soopers)
= 4 for FREE

Butterfinger Fun Size 12.5 oz. 4 for 10.00 (or 2.50 each) (Lots of other candy is included, and you could use coupons from recent inserts)
Rebate for $4.00 (for buying 4)
Used 2.00 off 3 coupon and 1.00 off 1 coupon
Final price= 3.00 for 4 bags of candy (.75 a bag)

Glade Scented Oil candle 3.99
Rebate 2.00 (#31)
Coupon 2.00
=Overage of .01:)

Glade Whisp Flame less Candle 5.99
Used a BOGO coupon from here -5.99
Used a $5 off coupon
got $3.00 RR
=Overage of 2.01

Trident Splash .67 (using in-add coupon)
Used .55 off coupon

Aveno Hand lotion on sale 2.63
Used 2.00 off any Aveno product printable coupon
(I looked for this printable coupon and it said the campaign is over)

Crest 6.4 oz toothpaste on sale for 1.99
Used 1.00 ESC
Used 1.00 Coupon from last weeks P&G insert
= Overage of .01

Rubber Duckies .49 each on clearance

Glade Candle 1.99
Rebate 1.00 (#28- it has a limit of 10)
there is a 1.00 off coupon, but I didn't have it

Huggies Wipes 2.50
Used .50 coupon from recent insert

Gloves .50 (using in-add coupon)

Grand Total= 11.91 (including rebates of what I will pay for this)
Used a bunch of RR from Saturday's purchase
The Total before all but 3 of the coupons was over $56
After coupons and RR $4.99
Oh happy day.

Safeway deals using this week's coupons

I tried Cambells Select Harvest soups and wrote a post about it HERE.

Then, Safeway came out with the cans as part of a 10 for $10 promotion.

So with the soups being 1.00 a can, I bought 6, used 3 (.50 off 2) coupons, and got 6 cans of soup for 4.71. The bottom of my reciept says Total savings 78% $15.84. WHoo Hoo. This sale is only good until Tuesday.

Rite Aid Deals Oct 5- Oct 11

So Rite Aid's free after rebate item was...
Crest Whitening Rinse. 3.99
Rebate 3.99
Coupon used: 1.00
=overage 1.00

Then there was
Hersheys Dark chocolate bars .33
I bought 2 and used a BOGO coupon
=.33 for two chocoalte bars

Mini highlighters Clearance .12 each
Total including tax: 3.79
Rebate about 3.99
=overage of .20 :)

What I got at Walgreens using my $5 off $20 coupons

It was pretty awesome. I spent just over $20 for 2 transactions, used a $5 off 20 coupon each around $30 out of pocket. Then I got $15.50 back in RR, and I will be getting 13.00 back in technically I got all this for $1.50:):):) That was Saturday. Did you notice there are THREE packs of Dr. Pepper in there???:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't forget to submit your Walgreens and Rite Aid rebates

It's very easy to do online.
I always double check (in the e-mails they send me) that they listed all the items I qualified for. Walgreens usually gives you a week (I think) (meaning do it before Saturday), and Rite Aid gives you a month to submit and claim.
Here is the Walgreens EasySaver link
Here is the Rite Aid Link
Oh, and if you didn't know it yet...Walgreens has a $5 off $20 coupon for Friday and Saturday of this week. You can get it here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/28-10/04

There are a lot of Crazy RR deals going on this week. I did 4 different transactions to use all the RR one after another. (I hate not using them right away for fear that I will forget about them)The cashier was amazed that after the first transaction, I was paying under a dollar for every other transaction.
Oh, and TODAY was the first day I got everything to work out FINE without needing a manager to come and help. I made sure I only used different RR to pay for an item. (Example: I bought 2 toothbrushes in different transactions, but I used the RR from one toothbrush to pay for the soda, then I used the RR from the soda to pay for the other toothbrush, then I used the RR from the second toothbrush to pay for the FAR item (foundation). This may be greek to some of you:)
(John already took the 3 pks of Dr. Pepper to the basement)
Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush
Receive 4.49 in RR
.75 off MC from 9/28
=overage of .75

Gillette Fusion Razor
Receive 4.00 in RR
-4.00 MC from 9/28

Special K Bars (and others including Nutri-Grain and Rice Krispies treats)
I have tried a LOT of granola-ish bars over the last month, and these are the most tasty-delicious (and they only have 90 calories a bar)
2.50 each
buy 2 and get $2 RR

Dr. Pepper
buy 3 and get $4 RR
=3/7.00 (2.33 each)

Here are some things that Being Frugal is Fabulous posted about:
Best Scenario: Tylenol Cold Tablets
3 x $4.99=$14.97
-$4.50 Easy Saver coupon
-$3.00 MC
-$5.00 RR
=$2.47 for 3 boxes
She mentioned you can get tylenol coupons here if you don't have them.

Walgreens overlap days (they were Fri.and Sat.)

I made a haul at Walgreens overlap days, and really enjoyed using the $5 off $20 coupons.
Overlap days happen at the end of every month when the current month Easy Saver Catalogue works with the NEW month Easy Saver Catalogue. Because a bunch of coupons expire on Tuesday 9/30 I got a few other things I wanted to make the 5/20 coupon work twice. (so in all I paid about 30.00 and I will be getting 22.00 back in rebates, and I got a $5 RR, so I paid about 3.00 for all of this.

One awesome example:

Garnier Nutrise Shampoo and conditioner (the big bottles)

3 at 6.99 each= 20.97

3.00 off (Oct) Easy Saver coupon= -9.00

2.00 MC and (2) 1.00 MC= -4.00

buy $20 of Garnier Nutrise get $10 back (Sept) Easy Saver Rebate

=Overage of 2.03

The other deals were all pretty similar, combine coupons with rebates from different month catalogues and get things very cheap. I still paid money for the candy, but with the 5 off 20 coupons I'm sure I got them for free.:)

Happy Day.

Rite Adi Deals Sept 28-Oct 4

Not that much going on at Rite Aid this week, but there was enough to make it then I could pick up a rebate booklet for the month.

Gillette Fusion or Fusion power razor
-5.00 SCR
-4.00 coupon from this weeks paper

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste
Double check you have the right kind with the rebate book...because it was marked wrong at my store, and I got the wrong thing...but I'm going that way later this week, so I can fix it.
2.69 SCR
1.00 MC
=overage of 1.00

Pampers Wipes
1.00 SCR
.50 MC
Even as a baby shower add-in gift these are cheap.

Maybelline Cosmetics
BOGO free
5.69 shimmer gloss
5.29 eyeshadow
-5.29 BOGO
-2.00 MC (from tear pads at the store- they expire 9/30)
=3.69 for 2 items

I found some great items in the 75% off clearance section. Lots of prizes for kids (and additions to the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes), and a lazer pointer for 1.49. I have always wanted one of those things to point to the screen from the back of the room when I am teaching.:)
There might be others, but that was all the time I had to find deals. It looks like 10/12-10/18 is going to be the big week for freebies at Rite Aid.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/21-9/27

This week there are some good register rewards deals, and if you haven't already purchased the FAR (free after rebate) items, this is the last week to do so for the month of September.
Oh, and just and FYI too: The new Easy Saver Book (for October) comes out on Friday, and BOTH books are good on Friday and Saturday. This lady is knows Walgreens well, and sometimes post specifically about these days she calls the "Double dip days".

Register rewards deals:
Make sure if you do 2 of the exact same RR deals you do them in separate transactions. For example, I did the toothbrush and floss and the dimetapp and Robitussin in one, and did another toothbrush and floss in a different transaction.

Reach Toothbrush and Reach Floss, 2/$5.00
Receive $5.00 in RR when you purchase 2 Reach products
Apparently there is a coupon out there, but I didn't have it.
Price: FREE

Dimetapp Liquid, 4oz. or Robitussin, 2/$10.00
Receive $5.00 in RR when you buy 2, receive $10.00 in RR when you buy 3
Use $2.00 off Dimetapp or $1.00 off Robitussin printable here
Final Price: will vary

(I did this today and used a couple of coupons that are no longer available and made $3. If you printed 2 Dimetapp coupons and 1 Robitussin coupon (and purchased those items), you would pay $10 and get $10 back.)=free stuff:)

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 4.49
Receive $4.50 RR

I used my RR to buy a few FAR items, a huge bag of tootsie rolls for my classes, and .74 clearance socks. I can ALWAYS use more black socks:)

Free after Rebate items.
Make sure you check all the details, and look at the pictures in the easy saver booklet to make sure you are buying the correct thing.
Excedrin Express Gels, $3.99
Nivea for Men Body Wash, $4.99
Use with $1.00 MC from 7/20 SS to make 1.00!
L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, up to $16.49
Use with $3.00 MC from 7/20 SS to make 3.00!
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4.2 oz.: $3.79
Use with $.75 MC from 8/31 P&G insert to make .75!
Chemistry Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, $7.99
LypSyl Honey Berry with SPF 15 or Orsiginal LypMoisturizer $1.99
Revlon Nail Color or Nail Care $4.79
Use the $2.00 off any Revlon Color Cosmetic MC from 7/20 SS or 8/24 SS and make $2.00!
Walgreens Acid Controller Complete $7.99
Walgreens Pitcher Filter Replacement Cartridge $6.99
Happy Shopping.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Double checking pays big...

This week was kind of a whirlwind...but I managed to get quite a few quick shopping trips in. When I am in line I feel so bad for the people behind me, and it is hard to read the scanner and the final price after the store I made a habit of checking my recipt BEFORE I left the store...and it paid big.

The first time...I thought I had given them all my coupons, but as I was shoving the coupon organizer back in my bag, I saw 3 that I I had forgotten. (I put all the one for that store in the front pocket so I can see them) I went right over to the customer service and told them I forgot about these 3 coupons. They checked the receipt for the items, and gave me $5.00 in cash (the amount that should have been taken off with those coupons).

The second time...I bought a BUNCH of Gatorade because it was on sale for .59. Only half of it rang up the correct price, the other half rang up at regular price. When I brought my receipt to customer service and showed him the Gatorade and the receipt they handed me $11.00 in cash.

The third time...I had actually gotten into my car and looked at the receipt again. I bought 5 specific items and was supposed to get $5.00 off...but the discount never came off. (I did the exact same transaction in a different store the day before and it worked perfectly). I went back.... and YEP, they handed me $5.00 in cash.

So...checking your receipt, and going to talk to customer service (very politely) saved me $21.00 this week.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

King Soopers

Grocery Shopping 101 "Dutch Style"

I was super excited about a few things at King Soopers (or Kroger) this week. I was going to go into detail about it...but it would take forever to figure out where all my coupons came from.

I will highlight a few great deals, and tips for saving on your grocery bill.

First, in case you don't already know King Soopers in Colorado doubles coupons up to 1.00. So if you have .40 coupon it turns into a .80 one. A .60 coupon will get .40 added so it becomes a dollar.

If you don't have a King Soopers, ask your grocery stores if they ever double coupons.

Second, be on the look out for specials where if you buy so many items, you get money off. This week (until Tues. at Midnight) they are running a promotion where if you buy 15 qualifying items, you get 3.00 off. It doesn't sound like much, but with coupons, and getting quick and easy snacks (like granola bars) it turns out to be pretty good deal.

My Philosophy for grocery shopping: Some people really want to make all homeade things, and eat "natrual". I just want quick and easy (somewhat healthy) things that are cheap:) And...I make it a goal to save around 60% on every trip.

Keep an eye on the clearance sections- even in the cold food isles. You can use coupons with clearance items too.

Pick up a flyer, or check out the one online, before shopping. Right now I only get the weekend edition of the paper, so I pick up the grocery flyers on Wednesdays at school. This summer I looked them up online.

Load e-coupons on your saver card. They automatically take the money off if you buy that item. They are easy to add once you register with the site, and you can use them in addition to regular coupons.

Find Printable coupons at the product website, or from printable coupon sites.

For examle: Toaster Strudels are on sale for 1.99. Just today I used .50 coupon from printable site , (which the store doubled) and the computer took off .50 from a coupon I added to the card at so I only paid .50 for one box. The other boxes were .99 each after coupons

My favorite e-coupons: P&G esaver electronic coupons. You can sign up here: P&G esaver. You can sign up here at

My favorite printable coupons:, It may ask you to install the coupon printer the first time. DO IT:)

I'll try to keep a list of the other sites I print coupons from, so I can let you all know.

(Specific deals from the picture: Cottonelle TP .99, used .50 coupon that was doubled=free, Granola bars, 2.19, use many .50 coupons which were doubled=1.19 each, also got a catalina for 1.50 off my next purchase of almost anything, and got 3.00 off my grocery order because I bought 15 items that qualified. Kids swimming floaties and costers .30 each (90% clearance). Crystal Light, Kraft dressing, Hot dogs, kraft cheese and koolaid= just the price of the koolaid (2.40))

I also got a bunch of meat, cheese, bread and a few frozen things. I was proud of the bottom of my reciept:

Manufacturer coupon savings: $30.42, multiplied coupon savings: $7.45, Sooper card savings: $35.56, Total coupon savings: $73.43, 61% savings:()

Rite Aid Deals 9/14-9/20

First, I must say....GO BRONCOS!!! (it is half-time of the game)

L'oreal Facial Cleanser
Sale: $5.99
SCR#23: $5.99 (valid only if you buy it this week)
Use: $1 coupon from recent coupon insert
Total: Free or $1 profit

Light Bulbs (8pack)
Sale: 4.00
In-add coupon 3.00 off
= 1.00 (which is pretty good for 8 light bulbs)

Electrasol (dishwashing tabs)
4.99 (not on sale)
SCR # 101 2.00 rebate
2.25 off coupon (I received mine in the paper last week)
= .75 for a box
Sale .99
(I had a coupon from a tear-pad at king soopers for .50)
=.50 (but .99 isn't a bad price for them)

Crest pro-health toothpaste
Sale: 2.99
SCR # 90 2.00 rebate
=.99 OR
I used an Internet coupon (which Rite aid rarely accepts, unless it is from their website- but this one is from their website.) You can find it HERE (thanks to I heart Rite Aid)
(I just realized the coupon I printed is for the 7.8oz and the one I am talking about is the 6oz, but they took my coupon:)

Ace reusable cold compress
Sale 3.99 (they were on sale last week, and the price is still good)
SCR # 50 2.00 rebate
= 1.99 (These cold packs are great for aches and pains)
Note card holder
on clearance for .74
There is a lot of summer clearance items:)

So... not a lot of totally free stuff this week, but it was still fun:)
and...the Broncos game is over...AWESOME FINISH!
I like Hooray for Frebates, because she posts about Rite Aid.
The Rite Aid in Greeley is on 11th ave. and 11th st.
There is one in Fort Collins too, but I'm not sure where.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/14/08-9/20/08

Maxfresh toothpaste
sale price: 2.99
2.00 off in-add coupon
1.00 coupon from All You magazine (Sept)
OR .75 off from this weeks coupon inserts
=free or .25

Nestle Toll house chocolate chips
on sale for 1.99 with in-add coupon.
Follow direction HERE to get (2) 1.50 off coupons. (It is kind of complicated, so it may not be worth it.)
= .50 each
( I stopped by 2 Walgreens today, and neither one carried chocolate I will try one more later on in the week)
Glade Candles (The Motherload-I got all these candle/freshener accessories for .98)
I actually spent about 20 min. matching up my coupons to the store deals and rebates. Here is what I came up with.
Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills (3pk) (The ones that look like floaty candles)
There is a $1.00 MIR (#34, limit 4)
Use Buy 2 get 1 free MC from 7/20 SS or 8/24 SS
=3/.98 after 3.00 rebate
Glade Candle 4 oz.
There is a $1.00 MIR (#34, limit 4-this is the same rebate as above)
Use $1.00 MC from 9/14 SS (today's coupon page)
Final Price: OVERAGE of $.02
Glade Plugins Scented Gel Warmer
There is a $1.00 MIR (#33, limit 4)
Use B1G1 free MC from 9/14 SS or printable here
Final Price: OVERAGE of $.02
Glade Plugins Scented GEL Refill
There is a $1.00 MIR (#33, limit 4)
Use B1G1 free from MC (I don't remember the date)
=OVERAGE of $.02
Mars Candy Bars
3/1.oo with in-ad coupon
(I'm trying to stop my man from buying convenience store I have these around to put in his lunch box)
Pert Plus
If you submit your rebate online, there is a place for FAR pert plus.
I was a little skeptical, but I read about it numerous places, and looked it up on the website with the Easy Saver catalogue, and it is there.
used 2.00 coupon from a while back
=Overage of 2.00 after rebate
Thanks to Frugal is fabulous for this info:
Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Shampoo or Conditioner:
Receive $2.00 in RR when you purchase 2
There is a $5.00 MIR (#11) when you buy 2
Use Buy 1 shampoo and 1 conditioner and get 1 styler free MC from 8/31 P&G insert
Use $1.00/2 shampoo or conditioner MC in 9/14 P$G insert
Final Price: 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner and 1 styler for free
(there are other ways you could work this scenario too)
I found a 3.00 coupon from a while back, so I made 1.00 on this purchase...but you can print your own 2.00 off coupons by reading THIS post.
use 2.00 off coupon from Easy Saver catalogue
=free or OVERAGE 1.00
Other stuff:
Over sized clothespin, paperclips, chap stick, headbands= on clearance, 1.50 for all
Purex=on clearance for 1.49, I had a .50 coupon so =1.00
I have a question for you.
Do you like it if I put the date of the coupon in the post?
Do you have any requests for my blog?
If you are new to couponing...Frugal is Fabulous has definitions and abbreviations that are often used HERE.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Walgreens and Office Depot steals:)

This week my main deals were at Walgreens and Office Depot.
2 Crest mouthwashes
4.50 each (in different transactions)
got 4.50 back in Register rewards for each of them.
2 Chex mix -
on sale for .99 each,
used (2)1.00 coupons
2 for 7.00
2.00 off easy saver coupon (4.00 off)
(2) 2.00 off printable coupons
overage: .50
Robotussin and Dimetapp
3.99 each
used a 2.00 printable coupon and a 3.00 printable coupon
got $5 back in Register Rewards
overage 2.00
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner
2.49 each
used (2) 1.00 coupon
got $2.00 back in RR
=.50 each
Chemistry Hair care
Free after rebate, so I used my RR and will get money back
Glade Fabric and Air
1.00 easy saver coupon
used 1.50 coupon
Not pictured:I also got some men's body wash FAR (free after rebate) and did the chocolate deals found here
I already gave the body wash to my brother, and somefree dog food and free dog food coupons away to my friend who just bought a puppy.

Office Depot Deal
2 blue tubs
7.99 each
Foray pens
All the other stuff
on clearance for 1.00 each
Total 31.00
used a $10.00 off any $30 purchase coupon
Have a free after rebate for 7.99 pens
I am getting reimbursed by the school for the blue tubs (15.98) (my classroom only has shelves, no cubbords)
=I'm actually making money and getting all the clearance stuff for free.
Want to see what deals other people got at Walgreens this week? Check out the "Cent"sible Sawyer's Drugstore Divas

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Walgreens Deals for 9/7-9/13

Thanks to "Being Frugal is Fabulous" I found some great Walgreens deals today.
Find her Walgreens post HERE
A no brainier is the Chex mix, on sale for .99, and you can print out a coupon for 1.00. (At the store if the coupon doesn't scan, the cashier may have to adjust the coupon down to .99- they should know how to do that)

Also, if you have kids, the Robitussin, Dimetapp deal is good (scroll down to where it says "mix and match medications"
Robitussin, 4 oz. is $3.99 and Dimetapp, 4oz is $3.99;
I printed out a coupon for 2.00 off one, and 3.00 off the other (at the links she provided)
and did this deal:
Deal Scenario:
Robitussin: $3.99
Dimetapp: $3.99
-$5.00 printables
-$5.00 Register rewards (they print out after you have paid, you can use them on most anything at Walgreens.)
=OVERAGE of $2.02

I got lots of free Visine this week too:
Read "Coupon Cravings" post about it HERE
When you are in internet explorer, and you print a coupon once, you can click back (sometimes you have to click it a few times) and the coupon will print again. Usually the limit is twice. The numbers on the bottom of the coupons from the coupon printer are different, so they are completely different coupons.
Here is the Visine Senario that I did:
2 visine bottles (1/2 oz.) 3.99each or 2 for $7.
use 2 Internet Printable Coupons (2.00 off each)
use the coupon from the Easy Saver catalog that is in the store (takes 2.00 off each one)
= FREE :)

WEEK 1 (sept)

This stuff is probably going to be in an old post that you read later, so I'm not going to elaborate too much on the deals- but I was excited about it!


Pencil boxes (.48 each on clearance) (I need these for school)
White out (1.00 after coupon)

Stickers (.60 on clearance)

2 boxes PopTarts, 2 boxes Special K bars, 4 boxes fudge sticks (a few things aren't pictured because I gave them away, or I am eating them:) Target had buy 4 for $9 and get a $5 target gift card back. I used lots of coupons, and got 8 items for less than $5. I could have gotten them cheaper, but I really like fudge sticks, and i didnt' have coupons to add to that transaction:)

WALGREENSSinus medicine (48ct) clearance for 1.24
Crest Pro-health mouthwash. Buy one for 4.49 get a register reward for 4.50 =free (I did 2 different transactions to make it work)
Sports ball (1.00 clearance)
Visine (2 for 7, used $2.00 off each from Easy saver book, and $2.00 off each from prinable coupon= 1.00 overage)

Boxers (1.00 clearance)

Diapers - (I have 2 baby showers this month) (on clearance for 2.24, used 2.00 coupon from red booklet that the pharmacy has, total= .24)

Excedrin Migrane (red box) (on sale for 1.99, you get a 1.00 RR for each, and I used a 1.00 off coupon for each= free)
Excedring Tension express gels (3.99, free after rebate) -I used some of my register rewards towards this, the boxers, ball and sinus pills.


Bic mark-it pens (3 for .99) (I already used all my coupons, but this was still a good deal)

Panteene expressions shampoo (after rebate and coupons = free)

Almay eye makeup remover (3.99, 1.99 Single Check Rebate, 1.00 coupon= 1.00)

Hairsprays (on clearance for .89 each, used a 3.00 off 2 coupon and made 1.22)


Plug-in thing, mouse pad, printer cable, calculator, and thing to hold curtians back (each was .10 so .50 total)