Sunday, September 28, 2008
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)
buy 2 and get $2 RR
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
=$2.47 for 3 boxes
She mentioned you can get tylenol coupons here if you don't have them.
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.:)
Gillette Fusion or Fusion power razor
-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.
=overage of 1.00
Even as a baby shower add-in gift these are cheap.
5.69 shimmer gloss
-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
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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 smartsource.com , (which the store doubled) and the computer took off .50 from a coupon I added to the card at shortcuts.com so I only paid .50 for one box. The other boxes were .99 each after coupons
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:()
Saturday, September 13, 2008
sale price: 2.99
1.00 coupon from All You magazine (Sept)
=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
Friday, September 12, 2008
All the other stuff
on clearance for 1.00 each
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
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:
-$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 :)
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)