Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not gone, but on permanant leave from couponing...

..because of this little bundle of joy that is in our lives. He has been very crabby and I haven't even been tempted to go "couponing" because of my lack of sleep:)

Keep getting all the deals! I hope to re-join the party sometime in the next couple months:)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Target and Walgreens

Since this is my last week of shopping, I decided to do a bunch of coupon match-ups.

Pampers wipes- 1.97 price cut, 4-$2 MC = free
Carefree liners- .97, 3- $1 MC =free
Johnson's Baby wash 1.97, $1MC, .75 Target Coupon =.22
Shout $2.24, $1 Target coupon, .55 MC, =.69
Cereal (I was afraid I needed fillers because I would have a bunch of overage) $2.28 each, used 2- $1.50/2 MC, $1.53 each
Kashi Cereal .89 clearance, $1 MC= .11 overage
Shave Gel .99, .55 MC =.44 each
Fusion Razors, $2.48 clearance, used 1 $4 MC, and 1 $5 MC= $4.04 overage
Benadryl sticks $2.29 each, used $5/2 MC
Bandiads 1.89 .50 MC, .75 target coupon =.22 for the Benadryl and bandaids
First Aid bag= free with above purchases
Nexcare (I'm not sure if these rang up right, because I thought they were 1.88, but they rang up at 2.24...I'll have to look into that again).
= Under $2.50 for all the above (except Nexcare bandaids) before tax.


Transaction 1:
3 Neutrogena bars 2.99 each
3 Bayer asprin, 3- $1 MC, then used in-add coupon for .99
Used RR's from other purchases to help pay for it,
Got $10 RR for neutrogena bars =free
Transaction 2:
Razor set 9.89, used $4 MC, got $5 RR =.89
Always pads $3.79, had a FREE coupon= free
Candy bars .49 each
Gatorade .99
Rock star $1.24 clearance
(fillers to use up my $10 RR)
= Tax only:)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wags, KS, Target and free stuff

Reeces and Almond Joy Candy bags $2/5, Used 4 $1MC, received $5 RR for buying $10 worth= .25 a bag
Kotex pads $3.49, used $1, received $2.49 RR =free (I also received 2 Catalina's for free Always pads)
Ecotrin $2, used $2, received $2 RR= $2overage
Filler items: .37 photo key chains
20 ft. extension cord $1.99
Comb .50
(I did 4 different transactions to try to roll as many RR as possible)

King Soopers
I am stocking up on essentials (nesting) and preparing to make some freezer meals tomorrow so I didn't get the best deals, but they are still good. All 2.99, used $1mc or $2mc =.99 or 1.99
Mission Tortillas $2.00, used one .55 KS coupon =$1.45 or $2.00
Frozen veggies $1.25 each, .60 ks coupon = 1.05 each
Kroger cheese $1.50 each, used 3 .75/2 ks coupons = 1.13 each
Zone Perfect and Luna (I usually get these for free, but I decided to pay .25 each for them so I can have some hospital snacks for John)
Quilted Northern 5.99, used $1.25 ks coupon =$4.74

Bounty 9.99 Buy 2, get a $5 gift card, used 2 $1 MC, 1 .75 Target coupon = ^6.12 per pack
Armor All $6.99 wheel shine, $4.49 multi-purpose cleaner, used $3/2 Target coupon, $2 MC, and will submit for $6.99 rebate =free
Eggo Waffles $1.75, used $1 Target coupon =.75 per box
Strawberries $1, Blueberries $1.50 Juicy Juice $2.24 (so I can drink something before the c-section)

Free Stuff
The nice checkout lady at Walgreens gave me a sample of Kotex in a cute little bag with another coupon= more free products.
I happened to check out one of hip2save's too good to be true deals a few min. after she posted it...and it was worth it!! I got this knife FREE at Lowes ($8.99 value). The offer has since expired.
Similac- free in the mailbox today. It came with 4- $5 coupons.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rite Aid and King Soopers

I got a few deals this week.
Rite Aid:

I had a $10 gift card from a previous promotion, and I got a $25 gift card for transferring a prescription, so I paid $0 OP, and still have some $ left on the gift card. I also did 2 transactions and used a $5/25 coupon for one and a $5/20 coupon for the other- which took another $10 off my total purchase.

Kleenex 2.49, BOGO, used 2- $1.00/2 MC
Cascade 2.99, $1.00MC, $2.00 SCR = free
Tugaboos diapers 6.99, $1.00 rite aid coupon, $2.00 SCR= $3.99
Thank you cards 4.99
Light bulbs 2/$6, $2 SCR = $2.00 each
Johnson's body wash $2.86, $1.00MC =$1.86
Airheads $1.99
Rubbing Alcohol $1.99, BOGO
Vaseline $1.99
Venus razors $5.49, $2.00MC =$3.49
Hair ties $1.99
Gatorade .99, .20 Rite Aid coupon =.79
Crackers .49
(not pictured- cookies and 2 candy bars that were in the cooler)
Total Spent after rebates (but on gift cards)= $13

King Soopers

I needed a few groceries, so I was on the lookout for deals. I got 4 Kraft dressings for .17 each after coupons and Catalina. I spent $1.99 or .99 on the All detergents, and the sparkling water was free with Catalina:)

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I got a few deals at Safeway this morning before my Dr. Apt.
Cin. Toast Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios 1.49 each
used 1 .55 MC which doubled to 1.00
1.00/2 MC
.55 e-coupon for Cin Toast Crunch
.55 e-coupon for Honey Nut Cheerios
=.46 each
Ziploc bag 1.49 with Safeway coupon (the coupon didn't make it very obvious which size, so I think I got a bigger size than I was supposed to, but it said 30 coupon on the coupon and I paid the correct price)
.40 MC which doubled to .80
Cake mix, frosting, and cookie mix 1.89 each, Buy 2 get 3 free.
.40 MC for cookie which doubled to .80
.75 MC off cake AND frosting which doubled to 1.00
.75 MC off cake AND frosting which doubled to 1.00
1.00 cake and frosting e-coupon
.75 cookie mix e-coupon
=.71 profit
Pampers Diapers
7.99 with Safeway Coupon
2.00 e-coupon
1.50 MC

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My latest grocery deals

Wow it has been a while since I posted deals. I have been posting more regularly on my other blog because of the pregnancy.
Here is what I got this week:
King Soopers:
I don't feel like posting all the details tonight. Final prices were:

Sour Cream .50 each
Mountain yogurt= free
Yoplait yogurt .10 each
Country crock butter .10 each
Pesto (on clearance for 2.50 each)
Rice Crispies 1.25 each
Milk 1.88
Sprite .49
Recess= free
Mentos gum= free


Lettuce 1.00
Cheerios .66
Cinnamon Toast Crunch .66 or 1.00 each
Always pads 1.00 overage
Trash bags 4.99 (too expensive but I needed them)

I had some free coupons I needed to use before the end of the month. All these were free:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Walgreens and Target this week

I went to Walgreens because I had a bunch of $3.00/1 Huggies coupons to use.
3 Huggies 8.99/pack, 3-$3 MC, used $1 Walgreens coupons from coloring book (took off $3), and received $5 RR for buying 3 = $3.32/pack
I did this deal 3 times and then needed to use my $15 in RR.
I got Olay quench 7.99 and got quench body lotion free, I used 2- $1 MC, and will submit for 7.99 rebate =free+ $2 overage
I bought Visine 12.79, used $2 MC, and will submit for rebate= free +$2 overage
I got some plain white T's .74 each, and headbands .32 as filler for RR items.

I also went to Target. Batteries (24pk) on sale for 9.99, used $1 Target coupon and $1 MC = $7.99
Key Lime Cheesecake price cut $5, used .75 MC =$4.25
Ore Ida hash browns, $2.50 B2GO, used 2-$1MC =$1 each
Garage/lawn bags $2.37 clearance
Small gift bags .24 clearance
Connect 4 game $7, used $4 MC =$3
Huggies wipes $2.03, $1MC = $1.03
Pampers wipes $2.03, $1target coupon =$1.03
St. Ives travel items .99 each, = free or overage after coupons
Crest kids toothpaste $1.49 (price cut), $1 target coupon, .75 MC= .24 overage
not pictured: Pillow 2.54, $1.50 target coupon= $1.04

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shopping Today

I went to Lowes, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Goodwill, Safeway and Natural Grocers.
At Safeway they had some store promo's running, so I got some good stuff:

Fresh Express salad and Marie's salad dressing 5/$5, used 3-$1 mc= $2 for all 5

Fruit snacks and Oatmeal squares 5/$5 used 2-.50/2 mc for fruit snacks which doubled, 1-1.00mc for oatmeal squares, e-coupons took some off. =under $2 for 5 things =.40 each, Avocados .88 each, Apple Juice .99 each, carrot shreddings 1.00, bagels $2.
I needed to use up some RR at Walgreens. Pampers wipes $2/4, used 2- .50mc =$1.50each, Jellybeans $2 each, used $1/2 Walgreens coupon and $1/2 mc = $1 each, Crunch bars .89 each, but .49 with in-add coupon, used 3 BOGO mc which took of .89 for each one, then scanned in-add coupon = less can 5 cents each.
Rite Aid
I decided to do the cover girl deal a few more times, and use the overage towards shavers, batteries and Jelly beans:) It worked great and I only paid about $5 total (which was mostly tax on each transaction)
Natural Grocers- Just opened in my town, so I got some free stuff.
I bought 2- way to expensive organic fuji apples and a .99 cliff bar. I got a reusable bag, a 24 pk of water, vitamin D pills and chap stick for FREE, plus there were a lot of free samples around the store which are also pictured.

I was planning to stop at Sprouts (another organic store that opened in our town this week- but the parking lot was PACKED at 11am and 3pm on my way in and out of town, so I decided to skip it).
My favorite deals of the day:
A houseplant on clearance for $4.99 at Lowes, and a drawstring skirt (Roxy Brand) from Goodwill:)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rite Aid- Week of March 7

I didn't find all the good deals Hip2Save mentioned, but I found similar things. I also had about $10 left on a Rite Aid gift card from a previous deal so I didn't have such a high OOP cost.
Transaction #1
Pampers 9.99
Always 3.99
Oral B toothbrush 5.99
Metamucil 13.99 ($4 higher than online price!:()
-$5/20 Rite Aid coupon (for watching videos)
-$1.50 Pampers coupon
-$1.00 Always coupon
-$3.00 Oral-B coupon
-$3.00 Metamucil coupon
Get a $5 Metamucil Single Check rebate
Get a $1 Always SCR
Get a $10 Rite Aid card with Rebate
=$4.46 for all = or $1.12 each

Transaction #2
2- Curel lotions $5 each
1 Jergens lotion $5
-$3/15 Rite aid coupon
-3- $1 MC
$5 SCR
=$4 for all or $1.33 each

Transaction #3
1 Biore strips $5
1 Biore cleanser $5
1 Biore moisturizer on clearance for $7.49
-$3/15 Rite Aid coupon
-$5 BOGO Biore coupon
-$1 Rite Aid coupon
-$2 MC (from store tear pad)
$5 SCR
=$1.49 for all 3 or .49 each

Transaction #4
3 John Frieda Shampoo/Conditioners $5 each
2 Cover Girl foundations $8.49 each
2 Cover Girl mascaras $8.19 each
Jelly Beans .79
Store BOGO -8.49
Store BOGO -8.19
-$3/15 Rite aid coupon
-8.49 Cover Girl manufacturer coupon BOGO
-8.19 Cover Girl manufacturer coupon BOGO
-$2.50/2 Cover Girl mc
-$3.00 John Frieda MC
-$3.00 John Frieda MC
-$1 Rite aid coupon off John Frieda
$5 SCR for John Frieda
= All for free plus overage.

Total $ spent after rebates = under $10.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My $50 grocery trip

King Soopers
I went to the store with a few things on my list, but I found a lot more on sale. I got all this for under $50. I don't want to go into detail but I will highlight the best deals:
Zone perfect bars $1.00 each, used .55 mc which doubled to $1.00= free (I have been abiding by their "3 of the same coupon per transaction" rule and I did 3 different transactions with them.)
Softsoap $1.00, used .50 mc which doubled = free
Bread/bagels/rolls .99 each on clearance
Pillsbury pizza dough $1.25 each, used 2- .35mc which doubled to .70=.55 each, and used a .40/2 which doubled and took .40 off each of the other 2. I also saved $1.40 on this item through shortcuts e-coupons. =.35 each for each of the 4.
Bertolli pasta 3.49 (markdown) and I used my free Digorno 200 calorie pizza coupon to get to $10. I had a "valued customer" coupon for $2 off any $10 frozen food purchase.
When you think about all the things I got fruits, vegetables, meat, milk, cheese, coffee creamer and other random items I think I did pretty good!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My deals this week

This week I went to Safeway, Walmart and Walgreens.
Here are my best deals:

Kotex liners 1.00 each, $1.50/2 mc =.25 each
I only bought so many because I am pregnant and seem to be needing them more than normal:)
Purex $5.99 BOGO store deal, BOGO mc= all for free
Starbucks drink $1.25 each with in-add coupon, $1.00 mc for each =.25 each
Prego sauce $1.25 each with in-add Safeway coupon, .50/2 mc which doubled =.62 each
Pasta .50 each box
Snickers .99 each B2G2 free, I bought 8, used 4- .50/2 mc which doubled = all free

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rite Aid & King Soopers

King Soopers
I scored a few things at King Soopers today. I had coupons for Free Oreo Cakesters (Kraft First Taste), and Free Nestle Chocolate chips (King Soopers Loyalty coupon). Sadly- because I am avoiding chocolate they don't do me much good. Gum was $1.00 I used my .75mc which doubled to $1 =Free. I have been eating an apple a day for the past 2 months. I have figured out that my favorite type of apple is FUJI, and Organic Cameo and Fuji are AWESOME. I got a few Organic Fuji apples for .99/lb. Very berry bagels were kind of a splurge. I also found my favorite Brianna's New American salad dressing and bought it (even though it was 4.19!) I LOVE it and that is the only reason I bought it.

Rite Aid
Cheerios were 2/$5 (which wasn't that cheap, but I had 2- $1mc, they were 14oz boxes, and I needed a few more items to get to $20 so I could use my $5/$20 coupon.)=$1.50 each
Finish Dish washing Tabs (clearance 50% off) $3.49, $1 Rite Aid coupon (from video values), $1 MC = $1.49 (There is a $1.50 rebate, but I don't think this particular package qualifies)
Eucerin Lotion $9.99 (sale), $1 MC =$8.99 (plus the bottle has 25% more)
Johnson Body wash $4.49 (BOGO for .01) use 2 $1 Rite Aid coupons, 2 $1mc =.49 for both
Sweethearts .25 per bag (75% clearance)
Then I got $5 off the above purchases using the video values coupon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Target and Safeway this week


I was sooo stoked when I read about this shaver/body wash deal (that sadly ends today). I found everything I was looking for and spent $50. I received $35 in Target gift cards and will submit a $15 rebate =FREE.
Venus and Fusion razors 6.99 each
Buy 2 get a $5 gift card, used 3-$2mc, 1-$4mc (got 2 $5 gift cards)
Olay Body Wash (the kind on the end caps) $5.50, Used 3- Buy Venus razor get Olay body wash free coupons, received $5 gift card for purchasing 3 body washes
Submit for $15 olay rebate
=$12.04 in overage after rebate!

Orbit was cheap and I had a $1.00mc for each,
Dole lettuce was $1.50 and I had a .75mc

I bought 4 Sterilite containers ($5.44 each)
I also took in a coupon(that I got in the mail) that said if I registered with target (wedding registry) I would get a $20 gift card. I asked them if I could do a baby registry instead and they said "no problem!" So I got a $20 gift card and a bunch of goodies (especially coupons)!


Cookie mix was $1 each when you buy 4
I used 4- .40mc which doubled to .80 and got .40 off for an e-coupon
=.10 each
Gala Apples were .88lb
Klenexes were $1.00/box when you buy 4
used .75/3 which doubled to $1.00
=.75 each
Candy was buy 2 get 2 free, I had 2- BOGO free coupons (from tear pads at other stores) and got all 4 for free:)
Other stuff was kind of cheap- but I needed it so I bought it anyway.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Walgreens this week

I actually went to Walgreens twice this week, but only took pictures of one of the trips:
I did the Huggies deal 4 times (8.99/pack, $2 MC, $1 Wags coloring book coupon, $3 RR)= 2.99 each
CranGrape 2/$5, 2-.50 Wags Feb coupon book coupons =2/$4
Oreos .99 each, used $1/2 MC = .50 each
Venus Razor 8.99, used $2 MC, received 4.00 RR =$3
Oil of Olay body wash 5.49, Buy Venus razor get body wash free MC =free
Dove Men's Body wash 5.99, $1.50 MC, $6 RR =$1.50 overage
Mascara $1.99 after sale and MC
Folders and picture frame- .17-.25 each (fillers for RR/coupon/item ratio)

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I was very excited to go shopping today because I finally know that we are having a BOY and now I could buy him something:)
I ended up going to Goodwill because I was in the area and saw a sign that said "sale today". Most items were 50% off except blue tags (which means they are brand new from Target-selling at goodwill).
Turns out, the two best things I found were not 50% off, but they were still great deals. I found a brand new Graco pack n play (still in the box) for $69! Target sells it for $135-150.
I has an infant napper with vibration and sounds, a changing thing and a beautiful pattern. John and I both think it is very modern looking and we are excited. We set it up just to make sure there wasn't anything missing or broken- but it was pretty obvious when we opened it that it had never been opened before. We didn't fully strap on the infant napper so that's why it looks a little loose.

I got a heavy duty clothes rack brand new for 19.99 at Goodwill. Target sells it new for $60. I put it the basement with my "clothes that don't fit because I'm pregnant" clothes:)

I first stopped at the Arc because they had 50% off almost every color tag. I found these brand new onesies (you can still see the folds) and I found some super cute overalls. I really wanted to buy a cute outfit for my baby BOY, and I didn't find anything on sale that jumped out at me at Walmart- so I was very excited to find these.

Here are some shirts I got for 1/2 price from goodwill.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Target and Safeway shopping

I went to Target and Safeway last Friday:

At Safeway I bought 4 boxes of fruit snacks ($1 each after sale). I used 2 .40 MC and one .50 MC which doubled to save me $2.60, I saved .90 using e-coupons, and I got a Catalina for $2.50 off my next purchase =$2 moneymaker
I got the natural Mac n Cheese and potatoes for free after doubled coupon.
At Target I got the down blanket (we have had Johns for 6 years and although I wash it- it is gross!) normally 59.99, marked down to $15. I also got the Nevia body wash free after coupons, and paid .79 for the Dawn.

At Target today I got an awesome Fuchsia bag for 4.24, some shades for 2.48 each, and some undies for .75. The bag is awesome because it can hold a lot of can see it better in the next picture.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

shopping today

I finally went out shopping.
I got a few good deals at the 1/2 price sale at Goodwill.

I stopped at Old Navy and found a maternity shirt that I wanted before Christmas (but it was 26.50). Today they had 1/2 price off clearance, and it was on clearance. I got the black one for 3.99.

The other one was from Maurices (it was 75% off) which made it about $5.

I went to Walmart with my King Soopers and Safeway adds so I could price match. I price matched Rice Krispies for $1.50 each, and I found a $1/1 box coupon on each box. Once of the boxes also had "buy 2 boxes get free marshmallows" coupon on it.
So $1 for all of this:

So I made this:

One of the few treats I can eat when you cut out Citric Acid and Chocolate:)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I opened the paper...

It's amazing how fast things can change. About a year and a 1/2 ago I learned how much free stuff you can get by couponing and reading blogs...and I went nuts (scroll through the blog to see all the stuff I got). Then November of this year hit and I stopped cold turkey. I never thought I would quit couponing. Now I haven't quit, but since November looking at pictures of food has repulsed me, and I have been so sick I haven't had energy to focus on anything but the basics (because of being pregnant). I simply did not care how much food cost at the store- I just wanted to get the stuff and go home as soon as possible. Now I am 17 weeks along and I still feel sick. I still have to take nausea pills, and I still have bad nights. BUT...after spending $80 on groceries at Walmart the other day I decided I need to start being more frugal again. Soooo...

I opened the paper this week (big step). I glanced at the coupons (but have not cut them out yet). I started reading some of the blogs on my blogroll once in a while again. I plan to look at the grocery add this week and I hope I can begin to save a fraction of what I was saving before:)