Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Buy Special K get $5 off @ Food Lion


I'm loving all of the great food deals this week! When you buy any 5 participating Special K products you automatically receive $5 off your bill at Food Lion. Offer good through 1/5/10. I paid $4.74 for my items above!


(2) Special K cereals @ $2.50 ea

minus $1 Special K Blueberry cereal printable

minus BOGO FREE coupon found HERE

FP: 75 cents ea

(2) Special K bars @ $2.50 ea

minus $1/2 printable

FP: $2 ea

(1) Special K crackers @ 2.99

minus $1 printable

FP: $1.99

(1) Swiss Miss hot chocolate @ $1

minus $1 Food Lion printable (FLIP) found HERE
FP: FREE

(1) Quaker instant oatmeal @ $2.99

minus $1 FLIP found HERE

FP: $1.99

TOTAL: $9.47

Minus $5 Special K promo: $4.47 (.25 tax) = $4.73

Proctor & Gamble Savings @ Kroger


This week when you spend $25 on participating P&G items you receive $5 off your total bill. I was able to get the above items for $4.82 after mfc coupons, esaver P&G coupons loaded onto my Kroger card found HERE and the $5 savings. Hurry...the esaver coupons expire Thursday, December 31, 2009!


Here's my transaction:

(4) Pantene shampoo & conditioners @ $3.33 ea

minus $1 esaver coupon

minus 2 $3/2 mfc from 12/27 insert

FP: $1.58 ea

(2) Dawn Foam @ $2 ea

minus 50 cent esaver coupon

minus 2 $1.50 mfc from Home Made Simple coupon mailer

FP: 25 cents ea

(1) Olay body wash @ $3.50

minus 50 cent esaver coupon

minus $1 mfc from 12/27 insert

FP: $2

(1) Tide Stain Release @ $5

minus $1 esaver coupon

minus $3 mfc from 12/27 insert

FP: $1


Total before coupons: $25.82

After $5 off $25 purchase: $20.82

After mfc & esaver coupons: $4.82




Sunday, December 27, 2009

OLAY $15 Rebate offer


You can receive a $15 gift card when you purchase two (2) Olay Regenerist facial moisturizers or cleansers. Go HERE for more details and the rebate form. Offer valid 12/23/09-1/24/10. This week CVS, Walgreen's & Rita Aid drugstores have Olay cleansers on sale. I purchased mine today at CVS because I had a few extra care bucks I needed to use up. But, if you don't have ECBs and you pair coupons with your purchase, this becomes a moneymaker! Here's the scenario if purchasing at CVS:


Buy (2) Olay Regenerist cleaners @ $6.99

use (2) $3 mfc from 11/29 P&G insert OR use (2) $1 mfc from today's (12/27) P&G insert

Total Price: $7.98 or $11.98

Receive $15 gift card

Final Total after gift card: $7.02 or $3.02 moneymaker!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Using a $5 RR @ Walgreen's


Here's how I was able to use one $5 RR on $21.51 worth of items and only paid 75 cents out of pocket:

(6) Activity coloring pads @ .50 ea...$1/3 after in-store coupon

(2) Kleenex tissues @ $1.49....79 cents after in-store coupon

used .75 printable

FP: 4 cents ea

(2) Campbell soups @ $1.39....59 cents after in-store coupon

used .50/2 printable from Campbell's website

FP: 34 cents ea

(3) Hot Wheel cars @ $1.29...49 cents after in-store coupon

(1) Cottonelle wipes @ $5.49...$2.50 after in-store coupon

used $2 mfc from Walgreen's catalina machine after a previous purchase

FP: .50 cents

(1) St. Ives Bodywash @ $3.39...$1.49 after in-store coupon

used $1 mfc

FP: .49 cents

Total after coupons: $5.22

used $5 RR

FP: .22 (.48 tax) = .75 cents

Moneymakers @ CVS


There are a few good deals at CVS this week. I got the above items for $1.02 out of pocket and received $25.45 in extra care bucks.

Transaction #1:

(1) Listerine @ $3.99

used $1 mfc

FP: $2.99...FREE after $3 ECB

(1) Nivea body wash @ $5.99

used $2 printable found here

FP: $3.99...FREE after $5 ECB

(5) Thermacare @ $2.49 ea

used 2 $1 mfc & $1 CVS coupon from scanner for Thermacare

FP: $10.45 for 5...FREE after $12.45 ECB

Total: $22.43

minus $6 in mfc & CVS coupons

minus$15.96 in ECB's

Final total: .47 (.29 tax) = .76

Received $20.45 in ECB's


Transaction #2 on my husband's card:

(1) Nivea bodywash @ $5.99

used $2 printable found here

FP: $3.99...FREE after $5 ECB

(2) Gold Emblem peanuts @ .99 ea

used $1/2 CVS coupon from scanner

FP: 49 cents ea

Total: $7.97

used $3 in mfc & CVS coupons

used $4.97 in ECB's

Final Total: .00 (.26 tax) = .26

Received $5 ECB (Nivea)


Friday, December 18, 2009

G-Force Movie under $5 at Target!


This makes a great stocking stuffer gift! The G-Force Blue Ray DVD set is on sale for $22.99 at Target this week. You can price match for $19.96 by taking in this week's Walmart flyer to Target. Here are the details:


Buy G-Force Blue Ray DVD @ $19.96 (price after price match at Customer Service)

used $10 manufacture coupon found here

use $5 Target printable off any Blue-Ray DVD found here

FP: $4.96!

***Remember you can back space to print 2 of each coupon to get 2 DVD's!

Up to 20% off @ Walgreen's Today!


Today, December 18, 2009 is Friends & Family Day at Walgreen's. You receive 20% off Walgreen's brand items and 15% off all other items in the store. Go here to get the coupon and more details. I made a small purchase and got 2 John Frieda products for 44 cents ea. The details about the John Frieda were posted on Money Saving Mom found here.


Here's today's transaction (prices reflect 15% discount):

(2) John Frieda products @ $5.94 ea

used $5/2 mfc found here & $3 off John Frieda product found in a Walgreen's flyer located near the cosmetics counter(took off $6 for purchasing 2)

FP: 44 cents ea

(1) Fusion Razor @ $7.64

used $4 mfc

FP: $3.64...FREE after $4 RR

(1) gift (not pictured) @ $2.84

Used $5 RR from last week

Final Total: $2.36 (.80 tax) = $3.16, plus received a $4 RR (Fusion)


FREE hot chocolate & 25 cent Del Monte @ Target


Here are a couple of great deals I got today @ Target:


(2) Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate @ 97 cents ea

used 2 $1 off Swiss Miss Target printables here & 50 cent off 2 mfc

FP: FREE plus 50 cent overage


(8) Del Monte vegetables @ 50 cents ea

used 2 $1/4 printable here

FP: 25 cents ea


Final Total: $1.50 for the items above!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

FREE bows, gift tags and tissue paper @ CVS


I had a couple of the $2/$10 CVS purchase coupons from scanning both of my CVS cards last week. Its a great time to use them on the FREE gift wrapping items at CVS. These deals are only good Sunday-Tuesday. I spent $6.96 out of pocket for the items above and earned $26.88 in extra care bucks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Walgreens 4-day sale


I love mid-week surprises! Starting today, Walgreens' is running a 4-day sale. The weekly ad that began Sunday is still effective. You can view the 4-day ad here. What makes this sale so nice is there are items that are FREE after Register Rewards and once you spend $25(your $25 total DOES NOT have to be after manufacture & store coupons!) you receive a $5 Register Rewards. I spent $11.24 out of pocket for the items above and earned $22 in RR for next time!


Here's my transaction:

(2) Chinet plates @ $2.50 ea

used 2 $1 mfc & BOGO FREE in-store coupon..took off $2.01

FP: 49 cents ea

(2) All Detergent @ $3.50 ea

used 2 $2 mfc from Sunday's insert

FP: $1.50 ea

(3) Holiday gift bags @ 99 cents ea....39 cents ea after in-store coupon

(2) Triaminic strips @ $5 ea

used 2 $3 mfc and $2 in-store coupon from Healthy Savings booklet (deducts $4)

FP: FREE for both, plus earned $5 RR

(2) Theraflu @ $5 ea

used $3/2 mfc & $2 in-store coupon from Healthy Savings booklet (deducts $4)

FP: $3 for both...FREE after $3 RR

(1) Neutrogena Men skin care @ $4.99

used $2 mfc from December All You magazine

FP: $2.99...FREE after $5 RR

(1) Scunci hair accessories @ $2

FP: $2...FREE after $2 RR

(2) Stayfree @ $1.99 ea

used $2/2 mfc

FP: $1.98 for both...FREE after $2 RR


Total before coupons: $45.94

Total after man. & instore coupons & $5 RR from last week: $10.13 ($1.11 tax) = $11.24

Received; $5 RR (For over $25 purchase), $5 (Triaminic), $3 (Theraflu), $5 (Neutrogena), $2 (Scunci) & $2 (Stayfree)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hallmark $5 off $5 purchase coupon

Here's a great coupon for the holidays! I've seen this coupon in magazines but was very happy to find a printable. Go here to receive your coupon for $5 off a $5 purchase at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store. Remember to back space to print 2!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Very Sweet Olay Deal @ Walgreens


Here's another great deal from Walgreen's this week! You can get 3 Olay products for $2.99 and you only need to use 1 mfc! I did this deal yesterday and it worked like a charm.


Buy (1) Olay Ribbons Body Wash @ $2.99

Buy (1) Olay Quench Body Lotion @ $7.99

Buy (1) Olay in-shower body lotion @ $4.99 - you get FREE with lotion purchase above

Use the Buy Olay body wash, Get lotion FREE coupon from the 11/29 insert (will deduct $7.99)

Final Price: 99 cents each!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Great Gillette Deal at CVS


I got 5 Gillette products for $2.97 after ECB's...approx. 60 cents ea (see below for the details). My out of pocket cost was a little high, but I made $17 in extra care bucks to use next time.


Here's my transaction:

(1) Zooth toothbrush @ $2.99

used $1 mfc (expires 11/30)

FP: $1.99...FREE after $2 ECB

(1) ACCU-CHEK diabetic monitor @ 14.99

used $10 mfc

FP: $4.99...FREE after $5 ECB

(2) Gillette deodorant @ $4.49

used 2 $1 mfc

FP: $3.49 ea

(2) Gillette bodywash @ $4.99

used 2 buy Gillette deodorant receive Gillette bodywash FREE mfc

FP: FREE for both

(1) Gillette Fusion Razor @ $9.99

used $4 mfc from Sunday's insert

FP: $5.99

(Gillette total before coupons $28.95, after: $12.97...received $10 ECB)

Total: $19.95

used $13.47 in ECB's

Final Total: $6.48 ($1.60 tax) = $8.08

Great Week for Walgreen's!


There are so many great deals at Walgreen's this week! Here's what I purchased yesterday for $2.04....plus I received a $1 RR for next time!


(5) Ecotrin @ $3.49....$1.99 ea after in-store coupon

used 1 $10/3 mfc & 1 $7/2 mfc from 10/11 insert I believe (make sure to give mfc's coupons FIRST before in-store coupon!)

FP: FREE plus $7.05 money maker!

(2) Band aids @ $1.50 ea

used 2 .50 mfc

FP: .50 ea after $1 RR

(2) Trident gum @ $1 ea after in-store coupon

used BOGO FREE mfc (cashier took off $1.49)

FP: .26 ea

(12) Votive candles @ 6/$1 after in-store coupon

FP: $2 for all 12

(1) Pantene shampoo @ $2.99 after in-store coupon

used $2 mfc from Vocal point mailer

FP: .99

(6) Nivea lip care @ .99 ea

used 3 BOGO FREE mfc

FP: .50 ea

(1) Nivea lotion @ $7.49

used buy 3 Nivea lip care get 1 lotion FREE (up to $7.99)

FP: FREE

(1) newspaper @ $2

Total: $3.42

used $2.50 RR from last week

FP: .92 ($1.12 tax) = $2.04

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Morning Deals




Happy Thanksgiving! I went out EARLY Thanksgiving morning and grabbed some great deals from CVS, Walgreen's & Rite Aid! I found everything I wanted and was able to do multiple transactions at CVS & Walgreen's to lower my out of pocket costs. These deals are effective through Saturday, November 28th...so hurry!




Total Summary:


CVS: $8.92 spent out of pocket & made $13.47 in ECB's (pic #1)


Walgreen's: $8.71 spent out of pocket & made $18 in RR's (pic #1)


Rite Aid: $2.95 spent out of pocket & will receive $15.49 back in rebates! (pic #2)


Monday, November 23, 2009

FREE Vanity Fair Plates @ Walgreen's


This week Walgreen's has Vanity Fair dinner plates for Buy One, Get One FREE. After using the BOGO FREE coupon from the October issue of All You magazine, I got 2 packs of plates for FREE! I spent a little over $4 at Walgreen's and got back a $5 RR for next time.


I also purchased:

(2) Comet cleaners @ 50 cents ea after in-store coupon

(2) Triaminic @ $5 ea

used 2 $1.50 mfc & used $2 (takes off $4) Walgreen's coupon from Healthy Savings booklet

FP: $3 for both...FREE plus overage after $5 RR for buying 2

(2) Coffee Mate creamers @ $2.49 ea BOGO FREE (I forgot to add to picture!)

used 2 $1 printables found HERE

FP: 25 cents ea

Bath & Body Works Hot Coupon!

I LOVE Bath & Body Works products! I received this great coupon this morning in my email. When you spend $10 you receive a FREE item (up to a $13 value!). Go HERE to print the coupon. The coupon doesn't expire until December 24, 2009, but I would print out as many copies as you'd like just in case the link disappears. Great for the upcoming holidays!

Friday, November 20, 2009

All for $1 @ Walgreen's!


I got the above items for a little over a $1 at Walgreen's today!

(1) Gillette Satin Care shave gel @ $1.99

used FREE coupon from earlier transaction when you buy any Gillette Shave gel

FP: FREE

(1) Ricola Mixed Berry cough drops @ $1

used 50 cent Walgreen's coupon for Healthy Savings booklet

FP: 50 cent...FREE , plus overage after $1 RR

(1) Scotch tape @ 39 cents after in-store coupon

(4) Campbell's gravies @ 50 cent ea

used $1/4 printable from HERE

FP: 25 cents ea

Total: $1.89 (.17 tax) = $2.06

Received $1 RR (Ricola)....$1.06 after RR!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

100 FREE Holiday Cards


Have you had an opportunity to order your FREE holiday photo cards from SeeHere.com? I just did and I can't wait to receive them. I didn't have to pay shipping & handling cost...all FREE! Go HERE to see all of the details from Money Saving Mom. This offer expires November 30, 2009.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

.49 goldfish & Double Coupons @ Ukrops


If you live in the Richmond, Va area you are well aware of Ukrops. I rarely grocery shop there unless I'm in need of a unique item or want to stop in their bakery or deli (they have one of the best!). But now that they have begun double coupons on Wednesdays (up to 99 cents!) I'm stopping by there more frequently! I spent a little over $8 for the items above!


Here are some of the great deals I found:


(4) Campbell's Gravies @ 50 cent ea


used .50/3 mfc (doubled)


FP: 25 cents ea


(2) Duncan Hines Brownies @ 50 cent ea


used .55/2 mfc (doubled)


FP: FREE plus 10 cent overage!


(2) Hanover 38 oz cut green beans @ $1.50 ea


used $1/2 mfc


FP: $1 ea


(2) Pepperidge Farm Goldfish @ $1.99


used 2 .75 printable found HERE and HERE (doubled)


FP: 49 cents ea


(1) Eggo waffles @ $1.99


used .55 mfc (doubled)


FP: 89 cents


(2) Land o Lakes butter @ $2 ea


used 2 .40 mfc (doubled)


FP: $1.20 ea


(1) Kashi cereal @ $2.50


used $1.50 mfc from home mailer


FP: $1




Sunday, November 15, 2009

Getting ready for the holidays @ Walgreens!


Can you believe Christmas is only 40 days away? Are you ready? I'm getting there! The stores are starting their holidays sales and I'm trying my best to take full advantage! If you look at the sales ads from this mornings paper you'd think we were only a couple of days away from Christmas! I headed to Walgreen's this morning to grab a few deals that I can put away for the holidays.


Here's today's transaction:

(2) Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice @ $2.50 with in-store coupon

used 2 $2 printable coupons

FP: 50 cent ea

(2) Ziplock Freezer bags @ $1.99 ea

used $1.25/2 mfc

FP: $1.24 ea

(3) 3m Scotch transparent tape @ 39 cents with in-store coupon

FP: 39 cents ea

(1) Ricola mixed berry cough drops @ $1 ea

used 50 cent Walgreen's coupon from Healthy Savings booklet (found near pharmacy)

FP: 50 cent...FREE after $1 RR

(1) Gillette shave gel @ $1.99

used 55 cent mfc

FP: $1.49...also received a FREE coupon at checkout for next shave gel purchase

(1) Men's Speedstick PRO @ $2.19 (clearance price)

used $1.50 mfc coupon printed from a previous Walgreen's purchase

FP: 69 cents

(2) newspapers for coupons @ $2 ea

Total: $19.33

used $10 RR from last week

used $7.80 in mfc & Walgreen's coupons

Final Total: $1.53 (.80 tax) = $2.33


Saturday, November 14, 2009

CVS Jump Start!


I decided to get a jump start on CVS this week and take advantage of a couple of deals today. My local store has next weeks' deals posted on Saturday by 3 pm. Also, the cashier gave me another CVS Holiday catalog (see above). I've already used the get a $4 ECB when you spend $20 coupon on my CVS card from the catalog I got last week...I'll use this one on my husband's card!


Here's today's transaction:

(3) Suave body wash @ $2 ea

used .75/2 mfc & Buy 2 get one FREE mfc

FP: $1.08 ea....42 cents ea after $2 ECB

(2) Glade Lasting Impressions @ $6 ea

used 2 $3 mfc's & $2 coupons located on each box (cashier let me use these!)

FP: $1 ea...FREE after $4 ECB

Total:$18.00

used $12.75 in mfc's

used $4 ECB from last week

Final Total: $1.25 (.90 tax) = $2.15

Received $2 ECB (Suave) & $4 ECB (Glade)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Game Night Deal @ Toys R Us!


This week Toys R Us has select Hasbro Games on sale for $3.99, $7.99 or $9.99. When you spend $25 in Hasbro games you receive a Family Game Night Toys R Us $10 gift card. In addition, Hasbro is offering a rebate on select games at Toys R Us only. With this rebate you get money back when you buy a Hasbro game, limit to one rebate per game and per household for up to a $69 savings. See the rebate form here for more details. I also found this form in the store.


$9.99 games: Mouse Trap, Scrabble, Perfection, Connect 4, Boggle, Perfection

$7.99 games: Clue, Boggle Jr, Rubiks, Scrabble Jr, Yahtzee, Monopoly Jr

$3.99 games: Candy Land, Chutes/Ladders, Ants in Pants, Don’t Break The Ice, Memory, Hi-Ho Cherry-O


Today I got 5 games FREE!

(1) $9.99 game

(4) different $3.99 games

Total: $25.95

Minus a $5 off $25 Toys R US purchase from a home mailer...$20.95 out of pocket

Received a $10 Toys R Us gift card

Rebate: $3 ($9.99 game) and $2 ea ($3.99 games) = $11 Rebate Check

Final Total: -.05!

***if you don't have a $5/$25 coupon the final total is $4.95...99 cents per game! ***

Monday, November 9, 2009

FREE juice @ Walgreens


I've never tried the Ocean Spray Pomegranate Cranberry juice before but I plan to after I found out its FREE at Walgreens. They are on sale for $1.99 and there are $1 peelies on them, plus the November savings booklet (found in the front of the store) has a $1 Walgreens coupon inside for Ocean Spray. I did 2 separate transactions today and paid $5.51 out of pocket and received $5 in RR from the Bayer diabetic monitor. Overall I got the items above for 51 cents!


Transaction #1:

(1) Ocean Spray pomegranate juice @ $1.99

used $1 peelie & $1 Walgreens coupon from savings booklet

FP: FREE

(1) Bayer diabetic monitor @ $14.99

used $30 mfc (adjusted to $14.99)

FP: FREE, plus received $5 RR

(3) Libby pumpkin @ 99 cents ea after ad coupon

minus $1 mfc

(3) Hallmark tissue paper @ 39 cents ea after ad coupon

minus 50 cent in-store sale off tissue paper...22 cents ea

Total: $21.12

minus $18.49 in Walgreens & mfc

Final total: $2.63 (.13 tax) = $2.76


Transaction #2

(3) Hallmark tissue paper @ 39 cents ea after ad coupon

minus 50 cent in-store sale off tissue paper...FP: 22 cents ea

(1) Libby pumpkin @ 99 cent after ad coupon

(1) Ocean Spray cranberry juice @ $1.99...no peelies on these :(

used $1 Walgreens November booklet coupon...FP: 99 cents

Total: $4.15

minus $1.50 in Walgreens coupon

Final total: $2.65 (.10 tax) = $2.75

Great coupon in CVS Holiday Catalog


Be on the look out for the Holiday Catalog at your CVS store. My cashier gave me one and inside was a coupon for a $4 ECB when you spend $20. The coupon has to be scanned with your transaction and you will automatically receive the $4 ECB on your receipt. Today, I was able to take advantage of a few great deals. My total was $2.44 for the items above and I received $11 back in ECB's.


(1) Scott 8pk paper towels @ $4.96

used a $1 mfc

FP: $3.96

(1) Clairol hair color @ $6.99

used a $2 mfc

FP: $4.99...$1.99 after $3 ECB

(1) Rimmel mascara @ $6.99

used $2 mfc from All You magazine & $1 CVS coupon for Rimmel mascara product

FP: $3.99...FREE after $4 ECB

(2) Gold Emblem nuts @ $4.79 BOGO FREE

used $2/2 CVS coupon for Gold Emblem nuts

FP: $1.40 ea

(1) CVS Catalog Coupon (spend $20 get $4 ECB)

Total: $23.73

used $5 off $20 purchase from here

minus $8 in CVS & mfc

minus $9 ECB's

Final total: $1.73 (.71 tax) = $2.44

Sunday, November 8, 2009

FREE shampoo & Rite Aid rebates


Rite Aid is starting to become one of my favorite drug stores, especially when they continue to put out $5 off $25 purchase coupons found here. Today, I paid $8.30 out of pocket and will receive $3.99 in rebates...overall $4.31 for the 11 items above. Here's my transaction:


(1) Oral-B Cross Action toothbrush @ $2.99

used 75 cent mfc

FP: $2.24...FREE after $2.99 rebate

(1) Chapstick @ $1.99

FP: 99 cents after $1 rebate

(4) Herbal Essences products @ $4.49 ea (BOGO FREE)

used FREE HE product coupon from home mailer

used $1 mfc from home mailer

used buy HE product receive a FREE HE styler mfc

FP: FREE for all 4 products...plus $1 overage!

(2) Dial body wash @ $4.99 BOGO FREE

used $1 printable

FP: $1.99 ea

(3) Rite Aid Big Roll paper towels @ $2.49 ea (buy 2 get 1 FREE)

FP: $1.66 ea

Total: $23.93 ($1.10 tax) = $25.03


Minus $11.73 in mfc's

Final Total: $8.30

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great Deal on Wii Games


I absolutely love this time of the year because I'm able to get a great jump start on Christmas shopping! I was able to get 3 Wii games ($14.99 ea. reg priced) for $19.98 this morning at Target! That's less than $7 per game. This week when you buy 2 Wii games (priced between $14.99-$49.99) you get one FREE (equal or lesser value). To make this deal even "sweeter", Target has released a $10 off 2 Wii or DS games coupon.


Here's the scenario:

Buy 2 Wii Games (priced between $14.99-$49.99)

When you buy 2 Wii games you get 1 FREE (equal or lesser value)

Use a $10 off Target coupon when you buy 2 Wii games found here

FP:$19.98-$89.98 for 3 games


Monday, November 2, 2009

Kellogg cereal deal @ Target


This week when you buy 3 boxes of Kellogg's cereal at Target you receive one box FREE. You can find $1 manufacture coupons here and here. Plus, you can use $1 Target Kellogg coupons found here (I could only use 3 Target coupons, because one box was free). I was able to get 4 boxes of cereal today for less than 50 cent per box! Here's today's transaction:


(2) Lysol Neutra Air refills @ $4.49

used 2 $4 printables found here

FP: 49 cents ea

(1) Rice Krispies @ $2.54

used 75 cent printable

(2) Apple Jacks @ $2.99

used 2 $1 mfc's

used 2 $1 Target Kellogg printables

(1) Special K @ $2.66

used $1 printable

used $1 Target Kellogg printable

TOTAL: $5.41

minus $2.54 (FREE box)

minus 5 cent Target recycle bag

Final Total: $2.82 (.59 tax) = $3.41 (I used a gift card, so nothing out of pocket!)




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Kroger trips!




I've been to Kroger 3 times this week so far! There are so many great coupon match ups with the Mega Deals. Yesterday I spent $6.64 for 22 items (90% savings) and today's transaction was $4.19 out of pocket for 13 items(86% savings). Also, many of the printable coupons I mentioned below were from http://www.coupons.com/




October 27 transaction:


(2) Chex Mix @ $1.49


used 2 50 cent mfc - doubled to $1


short cuts 50 cent & cellfire 50 cent taken off


FP: FREE for both


(2) Starkist tuna pouches @ $1 ea (not a mega deal item)


used 2 $1 printables


FP: FREE for both


(4) Playtex gloves @ $1.19 ea


used 4 $1 mfc's


FP: 19 cents ea


(2) Keebler cookies @ 99 cents ea


used $1.50/2 printable


FP: 24 cents ea


(2) Yoplait Gogurt @ $1.49


used 2 40 cent mfc - doubled to 80 cents


shortcuts 80 cents


FP: 29 cents ea


(3) Scotch lint rollers @ $1.29


used 3 mfc's


FP: 29 cents ea


(2) Bird's Eye frozen veg @ $1.49


used 2 50 cent printables - doubled to $1


FP: 49 cents ea


(2) Welch's juice @ $2.49


used 2 $1 printables


FP: $1.49 ea


(1) Krusteaz pancake mix @ $1.17


used 50 cent mfc - doubled to $1


FP: 17 cents


(2) Dole fruit salad @ 49 cents


used 50 cent printable - doubled to $1


FP: FREE, plus $1.02 overage


Minus 5 cent bag credit


TOTAL: $5.75 (.89 tax) = $6.64




October 28 transaction:


(4) Chex Mix @ $1.49


used 4 50 cent printables - doubled to $1


4 shortcuts 50 cent coupons taken off (I didn't think I had this many left!)


FP: FREE for all 4!


(1) Playtex gloves @ $1.49


used $1 coupon from Kroger catalina machine


FP: 49 cents


(5) Bumblebee tuna pouches @ 49 cents ea


used 3 55 cent mfc & 2 $1 printables


FP: FREE plus 65 cent overage


(1) Black pepper @ $1.29 (not a mega deal item)


(1) Celery flakes @ $1.65 (not a mega deal item)


(1) Nature's Pride wheat bread @ $1.69 (not a mega deal item)


Minus 5 cent bag credit


Total: $3.83 (.36 tax) = $4.19














Monday, October 26, 2009

Mega Event @ Kroger


The Mega Event is on at Kroger again! When you buy 10 participating items you get $5 off your grocery bill. You can buy up to 30 items in one transaction and have $15 take off. I went this morning and found many items that were not advertised in the ad. (Sorry I don't have a picture to share...my camera is acting a little funny!) Overall, I purchased $50 worth of items and paid $15.81...I saved a little over 70% off of my bill! I've listed below items I purchased today and I plan to go back again by the end of the week!


All Detergent @ $2.99 ea

used $1 mfc here

FP: $1.99

Welch's grape juice @ $2.49 ea

used $1 mfc here

FP: $1.49

Delmonte Fruit Cups & Fruit Chillers @ 1.49 ea

used $1 mfc here

FP: 49 cents

Ore-Ida fries @ $1.99 ea

used $1.50/2 mfc

FP: $1.24 ea

Danimals Yogurt @ $1.49 ea

used $1 mfc

FP: 49 cents

Chex Mix @ $1.49

used 50 cent printable here (doubled)

50 off cents from cellfire & 50 cents off from shortcuts

FP: FREE plus overage

Krusteaz pancake mix @ $1.17 ea

used 50 cent mfc (doubled)

FP: 17 cents

Halls cough drops @ 50 cents

used 35 cent mfc (doubled)

FP: FREE plus 20 cent overage

Lean Cuisine @ $1.49 ea

used $1/2 from Kroger catalina machine

FP: 99 cents ea

Friday, October 23, 2009

Super Sweet Savings @ Target


This is a great week to head to Target! I paid $4.34 out of pocket for the items above. I used a $5 Target gift card from a previous purchase and gained 2 $5 Target gift cards, plus I plan to send in my receipt for the SC Johnson $5 rebate found here.


I purchased:

(5) Glade scented oil candle tins @ $2.50 ea

used 5 $1.50 mfc's found in the tins

FP: $5...FREE after $5 Target gift card

(5) Glade scented oil refill packs @ $2.50 ea

used 5 buy a scented oil candle receive refill pack FREE

FP: FREE, plus received a $5 Target gift card

(2) Glade Airwick i-Motion starter kits @ $4.99 ea

used 2 $4 mfc's

FP: .99 cents ea

(3) Smiley Grip kid's Crest toothbrush & toothpaste @ .99 ea

used $1 mfc off any size kid's Crest toothpaste

FP: FREE for all 3

(1) wrapping paper roll @ 74 cents

(1) HSM gift bag @ 47 cents

(1) guest towels @ 74 cents


Total after coupons: $7.85 ($1.49 tax) = $9.34

used a $5 Target gift card from a previous purchase

Final total: $4.34

Received $10 in Target gift cards

The bottom of my receipt states that I saved $48.05!

FREE Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes


To my surprise, I never knew that you could receive flat rate Priority Mail boxes, envelopes and labels for FREE! These boxes will come in handy for the holidays. You have to sign up for an account here and then choose the supplies you'd like to receive...at no charge. You can also receive a FREE starter kit here.

FREE Air Wick I-Motion Starter Kit


Here's another FREE item from Target. The Air Wick I-Motion starter kit is on sale for $5.99. Use the $6 mfc coupon from a few weeks ago to get these for FREE. The smaller version, i-Motion, is also on sale for $4.99 and after the $4 mfc they are 99 cents. Hurry, these coupons expire on October, 25, 2009.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FREE Glade Holiday Oil Candles, plus a moneymaker!


I love the way these candles smell and they make great little gifts for the holidays! Target has a promotion when you buy 5 candle oil tins and/or refill packs from the holiday collection you receive a $5 Target gift card. (My local Target has a separate display for the holiday collection.) The candles and refills are priced at $2.50. $1.50 coupons for the candle holder tins can be found inside them. Plus, I found buy a candle tin and receive an oil refill pack for FREE coupons from a red blinkie machine at Kroger or you can print 2 of these coupons from here.


Yesterday I purchased (5) candle tins and (5) oil candle 3 pk refills @ $2.50 ea

Total: $25.00

used (5) $1.50 mfc coupons found inside the candle tins

used (5) buy a candle tin get an oil refill pack for FREE

Final total: $5.00

Receive $10 in Target gift cards!

Plus I will submit my receipt for the $5 rebate here....a $10 moneymaker!



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Almost FREE Nut Clusters!


I paid 45 cents for all 8 of the Nut Clusters above! Yes, 45 cents! (Many thanks to a dear friend of mine for telling me about this deal.) I have lots of mfc's for these and I had 5 coupons for Nut Clusters from shortcuts & cellfire loaded onto my Kroger card. When you purchase any 4 participating Post Cereal, Nature Valley or General Mills bars at Kroger this week, you receive $4 off of your bill (limit 2 per transaction). These items are priced at $2.50, so after the $4 is taken off they are $1.50 ea.


Here's my transaction:

(8) Nature Valley Nut Clusters @ $2.50

Total: $20

Minus $8

Minus (8) $1 mfc's

Minus $1, $1 & .40 from www.shortcuts.com and $1 & .40 from www.cellfire.com

Minus 5 cent bag buy back

Final Total: .15 (.30 tax) = 45 cents!

I saved 99%!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Sure Deodorant @ Walgreens


This week Walgreens has Sure men's deodorant for $1.50 ea with the in-store coupon. In yesterday's coupon insert there were $1.50 mfc's for the deodorant...FREE after coupon! Plus one of the deodorants has a mail-in rebate, so its a moneymaker. Today, I used a $7 RR from the Vaseline lotion I bought last week and only paid 77 cents for the items above, plus I received $9 in RR for next time! Here's how:


(2) Sure Men's deodorant @ $1.50 ea after in-store coupon

used 2 $1.50 mfc's from Sunday's insert

FP: FREE

(3) Triaminic @ $4.99 ea

used $2 Walgreens coupon from Healthy Savings booklet found near the pharmacy (takes off $6)

used (1) $3/2 mfc and (1) $1.50 mfc from Sunday's insert

FP: $4.47...FREE plus overage after $8 RR

(6) Scotch bubble mailers @ 33 cents ea after in-store coupon

FP: $2

(2) Trident gum @ $1 ea

used BOGO FREE mfc from Sunday's insert

FP: 50 cent ea....FREE after $1 RR

Total: $21.97

minus $14.50 Walgreens & mfc's

minus $7 RR

Final total: 47 cents (.30 tax) = 77 cents

received $8 RR (Triaminic) and $1 RR (Trident gum)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rebates from Rite Aid


Many of the FREE after single check rebate offers at Rite Aid were wiped from the shelves at my local store last night. But I managed to get 3 items that qualified, plus food items my family needed. I spent $10.09 out of pocket and will receive $8.97 in rebates for October. If you haven't tried Rite Aid rebates, its really easy. You only need to log into Rite Aid's website and register then log in your receipt for the rebates. Also use this $5 off $25 Rite Aid purchase for an even "sweeter deal"!


My transaction:

(1) Poligrip @ $1.99 ( I plan to donate this to charity!)

used FREE mfc

FP: FREE, plus $1.99 moneymaker after rebate

(1) Comtrex @ $3.99

FP: FREE after $3.99 rebate

(1) Sucrets Ice @ $2.99

FP: FREE after $2.99 rebate

(1) Kashi cereal @ $4.99

used FREE Kashi product coupon from home mailer (value up to $5)

FP: FREE

(2) Welch's juice @ $2.99

used 2 $1 printables from here

FP: $1.99 ea

(2) Planter's peanuts @ $4.49 BOGO

used $1/2 mfc

FP: $1.75 ea

Total: $24.43 (.64 tax) = $25.07

used $5 off $25 purchase

minus $9.98 in mfc's

Final total: $10.09 out of pocket

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cheap oatmeal @ Walgreens


I needed more trash bags this week, plus with winter approaching, oatmeal is usually the breakfast of choice in our house. So I headed to Walgreens today to stock up on these items. I got my flu shot at Walgreens last week and I received a $3 off $15 Walgreens purchase coupon that expires in a few days and I had $10 in RR that I needed to use by the end of the week too.


After coupons and RR's, I spent $4.98 out of pocket and received $9.50 in RR's to use next time.


(4) Quaker instant oatmeal boxes @ $2.50 ea

used (2) $1.25/2 mfc

FP: $1.88 ea....63 cents ea after $5 RR

(1) Glad trash bags 80 ct @ $6.99

FP: $5.99 after $1 RR

(1) Robitussin To Go @ $2.49

used $1 mfc

FP: $1.49...FREE after $2.50 RR

(1) Halls drops @ $1

used 50 cent mfc from All You magazine

FP: 50 cent...FREE after $1 RR

(6) Halloween tumblers @ $1/6 after in-store coupon


Total: $21.48

minus $3/$15 Walgreens coupon

minus $10 RR's

minus $4 mfcs

Final total: $4.48 (.50 tax) = $4.98 out of pocket

Received $5 RR (Quaker), $1 RR (Glad), $2.50 RR (Robitussin) & $1 RR (Halls)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Its October!


I can't believe its October already! Fall is such a wonderful time of the year. I love to see the leaves change and feel the crisp of the fall air. Plus its a busy time of the year for me and my family. Football season (my husband's 2nd love!), school & cheer competitions for my daughter and lots of soccer for my little boy! Its also my mother's birthday month (she taught me everything there is to know about finding the right deals!) Before you know it the holidays will be here so I try my best to take it all in. The deals and bargains will really begin to kick in high gear...I can't wait!

I'll be away from my blog for most of the weekend. I'm coordinating a wedding on Saturday for a friend (congrats Sherry!) Therefore, I decided to have a little giveaway while I'm away! On Monday, October 12 @ 10 am (EST) I'll pick a name using http://www.random.org/ and one lucky reader will receive a $5 gift card to CVS or Target...your choice! To register, leave me a comment on why you like or love this time of the year. Also, if you're not a follower...please join below!


Have a great weekend and Happy Fall!
Ayanna
***The winner is Terri! Thanks so much for your posts!****






BOGO FREE dozen of eggs!

Who doesn't like FREE eggs??? We go through eggs like milk in my home. Go HERE make a pledge to join America's farmers in the fight to end hunger and eating healthier and receive a coupon (print twice) for buy one get one FREE dozen of eggs. Can not exceed $1.50. This promotion is only available to the first 20,000 who make a pledge...so hurry!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FREE Glade candles plus a $5 rebate


I love the new Glade Fragrance Collection candles...especially when I can get them for FREE! My local Walmart has the 4.6 oz candles for $3.00. When you use the $3.50 coupon from here, they are FREE, plus a 50 cent overage. I purchased 2 candles today and one reed diffuser. The Glade Fragrance Collection reed diffusers are $4.50 at Walmart. You can get these for $1 (after the $3.50 printable) or $1.50 after the $3 mfc from this past Sunday's insert.


To make this deal even "sweeter", go here to print a $5 rebate form when you purchase 3 Glade products. The rebate form states 3 $5 rebates per household can be submitted...a $15 moneymaker!

Kroger Mega Sale


This week Kroger has their Mega Event when you buy 10 participating frozen items and receive $5 off. The $5 off equates to 50 cents off each item. Based on the same deal in the past you can purchase up to 30 participating items and have up to $15 taken off in one transaction. My sales flier for this week only shows a few participating items, but once I got into the store I noticed there were many other frozen items that qualified. Today I purchased 10 of the participating items, plus 2 nut clusters and only spent $7.99 for the items above. I had a total savings of 77%.


Here's my transaction:

(2) Nature Valley Nut Clusters @ $3.79 (these were not a part of mega deal)

used (2) $1.60 printables here

minus $1 from cellfire.com and 40 cents from shortcuts.com

FP: $1.49 ea

(2) Healthy Choice meals @ $1.46

used $1/2 mfc from All You magazine

FP: 96 cents ea

(2) Marie Callendar's meals @ $1.77

used (2) 75 cent printables

FP: $1.02 ea

(1) NY breadsticks @ $1.99

used 40 cent mfc (doubled)

FP: $1.19 ea

(5) Green Giant Steamers @ $1.49 ea

used (5) 50 cent mfc (doubled)

FP: 49 cents ea


Total before coupons: $23.48

Total after coupons: $10.58

minus $3 Kroger coupon

minus .10 bag buy back

Final total: $7.48 (.51 tax) = $7.99

Personal Movie Photo DVD for $1


HURRY...Today only, Wednesday October 7 Walgreens is offering a personal movie photo DVD for $1 with the in-store coupon located in this week's sale filer. The regular price is $19.99. I purchased mine today and it was very easy to create. You can choose up to 100 photos to place on the DVD. Great music to choose from...have FUN!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

FREE Snuggle @ Food Lion


In this past Sunday's insert there were $3 off coupons for Snuggle fabric softener. The 32 oz size is on sale for $3 at Food Lion this week. I had 3 coupons and purchased 3 of the Snuggle Creme softeners today and paid 45 cents in tax!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Great deal on Tylenol & Benadryl @ CVS


Have you taken the CVS flu quiz yet? If not, go here take the quiz and receive a $5/$25 CVS purchase. Also, there are 3 different links to take the quiz so you can actually get 3 different coupons. (You can only print and use each coupon once. They have unique codes.) This week, if you buy $20 worth of Tylenol medications you receive $10 in Extra Care Bucks. The $5/$25 coupon comes in handy for this purchase.


Here's what I got today for $1.05 out of pocket, plus received $13 in ECBs!


(2) Tylenol cold medications @ $6 ea

used (2) $2 printables here

(1) Children's dye-free Benadryl @ $4.50

used $1 mfc

(1) Benadryl @ $4.50

used $1 mfc

(1) Colgate toothpaste @ $2.99

used $1 mfc

(1) Tone soap 2 pk. @ $1.88

used $1 printable here


Total: $25.87

used $5/$25 CVS coupon

used $2/$10 CVS coupon from scanner

used $10 in ECB's from last week

minus $8 in mfc coupons

Final total: .87 (.18 tax) = $1.05

Received $13 in ECBS....$10 (Tylenol), $2 (Colgate) & $1 (Tone)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

FREE makeup & cheap Purell @ Walgreens


Many of the RR's deals at Walgreens from last week will continue through the entire month of October, so I plan to stock up on more Robitussin to Go, chapstick & lotion. My area stores were depleted from last week, but I was assured by the mgrs that they will be replenished soon. This week is pretty "light" compared to last week's, but I did manage to get a few good deals.


I paid $1.13 for the items above after coupons, plus received $5 in RR. Here's my transaction:

(2) newspapers @ $2 ea

(1) Purell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe @ $2.99

used 50 cent mfc

FP: $2.49...49 cents after $2 RR

(1) Dentek floss @ $2

used $1 mfc from May issue All You Magazine

FP: $1...FREE plus $1 overage after $2 RR

(2) Trident gum @ $1 ea

FP: $2/2...$1/2 after $1 RR

(2) Rimmel mascara @ $7.49 BOGO FREE

used BOGO FREE mfc from October issue All You Magazine

FP: FREE for both

(2) liquorice sticks @ 19 cents (not pictured...my husband ventured out with me this morning!)


Total: $18.86

minus $8.99 mfc's

minus $9.50 in RR's from last week

Final Total: .37 (.76 tax) = $1.13

Monday, September 28, 2009

Theraflu Deal @ Walgreens


The deals at Walgreens keep getting sweeter! If you buy 3 Theraflu, you receive $8 in Register Rewards! I did 2 transactions today and only paid $1.99 out of pocket for the items above and received lots more RR's. (See my post from yesterday on the other Walgreens deals)


Here's the Theraflu scenario:


buy 3 bottles of Theraflu @ $4 ea


Total: $12


used a $2 Walgreens coupon from Healthy Savings coupon booklet (these can be found at the pharmacy) The $2 coupon actually deducts $6 ($2 for each one).


Final total: $6 out of pocket (I rolled a $6 RR from the Fusion Razor)


Receive a $8 RR...$2 money maker!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

RUN...don't walk to CVS & Walgreens this week!






Its a great week to stock up & roll your ECB's and RR's!

(On a side note...I was so happy to see 2 dear friends of mine this morning at Walgreens who were also in search of all the "sweet" deals!)

CVS trip #1...buy $25 worth of Tide/PG products earn $10 in ECB:
(1) Tide HE detergent @ $6
used $1 mfc
(3) Dawn Hand Renewal @1 ea
used (3) $1 mfc
(2) Bounce dryer bars @ $4 ea
used (2) $1.50 mfc from Vocalpoint mailer
(2) Tide Stain Release @ $4 ea
used (2) $1.50 mfc
Total before coupons: $25.00
used $5/$25 from flu quiz HERE
used $10 in mfc coupons
used$5 in ECB's from last week
Final Total: $5 ($1 tax) = $6 out of pocket
Received $10 ECB for next trip!

Walgreens trip:
(1) Halls cough drops @ $1
FP: FREE after $1 RR
(1) Robitussin To Go @$2.49
used $1 mfc from today's paper
FP: FREE plus $1.01 overage after $2.50 RR
(1) Dentek Floss @ $2
used $1 mfc from HERE
FP: FREE plus $1 overage after $2 RR
(1) ChapStick Fresh Effects @ $2.99
FP: FREE after $3 RR
(1) Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion @ $6.99
used $1.50 mfc from HERE
FP: FREE plus $1.51 overage after $7 RR
(1) Oral-B 1-2-3 toothbrush @ $3
FP: FREE after $3 RR
(4) Halloween pencils @ $1/4 after instore coupon
(2) newspapers @ $2 ea
I used $13 in RR to pay and spent $5.02 out of pocket
I received $18.50 in RR to use next time!

CVS trip #2:
(1) Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion @ $7.99
used $1.50 mfc from HERE and used a $1 off Vaseline lotion from CVS scanner
FP: FREE plus $1.51 overage after $7 ECB
(1) Accu-Chek Diabetic monitor @ $14.99
used $10 mfc
FP: $4.99...FREE after $5 ECB
Total: $22.98
used $10 ECB from last transaction
used $12.50 in mfc & CVS coupons
Final total: .48 (.40 tax) = 88 cents out of pocket
Received $12 in ECB's for next time!

Have a great week! Please post a note on your sweet deals for the week...I'd love to hear!












Thursday, September 24, 2009

FREE Air Wick i-Motion @ Target


This week Target has the Air Wick i-Motion Ultra on price-cut for $5.99. These are regularly priced at $13.99. I bought 3 and used the $6 mfc from a few weeks ago. After the coupons they were FREE!