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