Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday's shopping trips~~~

CVS Transaction #1

(2) Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powders $6 $12
(1) Pantene Renewal Conditioner $4.99
(2) Sobe Life Water $1.29 each, on sale BOGOF
(1) CVS Cocoa Butter Stick $.99
(2) CVS purse size tissues $.99 for 2
(11) Valentine's Day items at $.25 each (75% 0ff)

Coupons used:
CVS $5/$20
CVS Coupon $1/any skin care product
CVS Coupon $1/2 cvs tissues
(1) BOGOF Covergirl Face Product
(1) $1/Pantene product
(2) $.50/sobe life water
$8 in ecb

Subtotal $.01 + $1.09 tax = $1.10 total oop...received $7 in ecb ($5 for cg and $2 for pantene)


Transaction #2
(4) Glade Sense & Spray $6 $24
(4) Sobe Life Water $1.29 each...BOGOF on sale
(2) Valentine's Day clearance items at $.25 each (75% off)

Coupons used:
CVS Coupon $5/$20
(4) $3/Glade Sense & Spray
(4) $.50/sobe life water
$8 in ecb

Total $.08 + $1.35 tax = $1.43 total oop...received $8 in ecb for the Glade deal ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday's shopping trips

So I stopped at cvs twice today....and for around $1.30 plus $3.10 tax I walked away with the following, along with $30 in ecb:

(1) aussie volumizer spray gel
(1) aussie volumizing mousse
(4) crest pro health toothpaste
(2) colgate total advanced toothpaste
(3) glade fragrance collection 10 oz. candles
(2) glade sense and spray
(1) cvs travel size apricot scrub
(2) cvs travel size facial tissues
(1) cvs hand sanitizer
(3) half and half coffee creamers

this is how I did it:

Trip #1
(1) aussie volumizing mousse $2.99
(1) colgate total advanced toothpaste $2.99
(2) glade fragrance collection 10 oz. candles $6 each total $12
(2) crest pro health toothpaste $3.50 each total $7
(1) cvs travel size apricot scrub $1.49

coupons used:
(1) $1/aussie product
(1) $1/colgate toothpaste
(2) $3/glade fragrance collection 10 oz. candle
(2) $.75/crest pro health
(1) $2/any cvs skin care product
$14 ecb

total $.97+ $1.32 tax = $2.29 oop...received $15 back in ecb


(1) aussie volumizing spray gel $2.99
(1) colgate total enamel toothpaste $2.99
(1) glade fragrance collection 10 oz. candle $6
(2) glade sense and spray $6 each total $12
(2) crest pro health toothpaste $3.50 each total $7
(1) cvs hand sanitizer $1.19
(2) cvs travel size pocket tissues $.99 for 2
(3) half and half coffeee creamers $1.89 each

coupons used:
CVS $5/$20
(1) $1/aussie hair care product
(1) $1/colgate toothpaste
(1) $3/glade frangrance collection product
(2) $4/glade sense and spray
(2) $.75/crest pro health toothpaste
(1) $2/cvs skin care product
(1) crt $1/2 cvs facial tissues

subtotal $.33 + $1.78 tax = $2.11 total oop....received $15 back in ecb

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fabulous Friday deals :)

In a nutshell...I paid out of pocket a total of $13.78 for all of the following items, however in addition to all these items:

(6) Febreze Noticables
(3) Gillette Fusion Razors
(3) Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color
(3) 2.2 lb bags of Iams Protection cat food
(2) Gillette Body wash
(4) Nivea Lip hydration sticks
(1) Ritz crackers
(1) Wheat Thins crackers
(1) Emerald nuts
(3) Milky Way bars

I walked away with:

$5 target gc
$10 in ecb on one cvs card
$9 in ecb on the other cvs card

so.....pretty sure I won this round :) oh and this all happened today, friday, its the first I've been out shopping for deals this week...yea, I got a bit behind. Can you imagine if I had started on Monday???? LOL

Target~super quick trip
(6) Febreze Noticables ~ Nighttime ~ $4.52 less $4 mfg coupon = $.52 each

(3) bags of Iams Protection Cat Food ~ 2.2 lb bags ~ 6.99 less $5.00 mfg coupon and less $.50 target stickie on the package = $1.49 per bag

(2) Gillette Fusion mens razors ~ $6.99 each ~ less $4 mfg coupons and BONUS receive a $5 target gift card when you buy 2 ~ so it looks a little like this:

$6.99 x 2 = $13.98
less (2) $4/mfg coupons = $5.98 oop...and you get back a $5 target gc ;) I had a target gift card already because if you do this often enough, you'll just keep rolling I paid $.98 and received 2 razors and a $5 target gc.

(6) Febreze Noticables at $.52 each after coups
(3) bags of Iams Protection cat food $1.49 each after coups
(2) Gillette Fusion Razors ~ .50 each after coups and a target gc

Total: $9.92 plus tax...and received a $5 target gc for the gillette razors

so then I stop at cvs on my way home and do this:

Transaction #1
Clairol Perfect 10 hair color ~ 9.99
Clairol Perfect 10 hair color ~ 9.99
Nivea Lip Hydration ~ 2.99
Nivea Lip Hydration ~ 2.99
Nivea Lip Hydration ~ 2.99
Nivea Lip Hydration ~ 2.99
(3) Milky way bars ~ 1.49 (needed a filler)
(1) Emerald Peanuts ~ 1.00

subtotal: $34.43

cvs crt coupon $5/$20
(2) $5/clairol perfect 10 hair color
(2) BOGOF Nivea Lip product
$12.98 in cvs ecb

subtotal: $.48 + tax $1.85 = $2.33 oop and received $10 ecb back for the nivea deal and the clairol p&g deal

Second Transaction (different card)
(1) Gillette Fusion $8.99
(1) Gillette Body Wash $4
(1) Gillette Body Wash $4
(1) Clairol Perfect 10 Hair color $9.99
(1) box of Ritz crackers $2
(1) box of wheat thins $2

subtotal: $30.98

less these coupons:
CVS $5/$20 crt
$4/fusion razor
$2/gillette body wash
$2/gillette body wash
$5/clairol perfect 10 hair color
$1/nabisco cracker
$1/nabisco cracker
$10.98 cvs ecb

subtotal $0.00 + $1.53 in tax = $1.53 oop and received $9 back in ecb


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Free Bowling at select Brunswick Lanes

Free Bowling at select Brunswick Lanes 2/14/2010 through 2/28/10 ~

check for locations here:

Whats the whole Swagbucks deal?

If you buy anything from, Swagbucks should be your best friend. When you join Swagbucks you earn bucks which can be redeemed for $5 Amazon Gift codes. You can redeem for larger gift codes or even larger gift cards from other stores and even "stuff" ~ but when you do the swagbuck point to dollar ratio for redemption, you're getting much more bang for your buck when you redeem 45 swagbucks for a $5 amazon gift code.

The easiest way to earn swagbucks is by using their search engine. It's been determined that you can generally earn swagbucks in the morning, afternoon and evening by your 5th search. So when you login to Swagbucks and do 5 searches without earning any bucks, you might want to move on for a bit and come back later.....there are also various codes given out throughout the day and can be found on their toolbar (which can be downloaded for free), in their widget (which can be downloaded also for free), on their blog....and you can even get hints by following them on twitter, becoming their facebook fan, or even becoming a fan of swagbucks tricks on Facebook. Codes are everywhere.

I joined in Mid December 2009 and so far I've redeemed for (7) $5 amazon codes. When I have 45 swagbucks, I redeem for my $5 gift code ~ I then login to my amazon account and "bank" my $5 codes....that way when I buy something from amazon, the money is already in my amazon account!!! Its essentially FREE money! Super easy to earn and super easy to save up.

Imagine this, earn $20/month in amazon codes from Swagbucks (which is easy to d0 by redeeming $5 for every 45 swagbucks) all that money into your amazon account, and by christmas time you'll have $240 for christmas shopping on amazon!

You can also earn swagbucks by using their shopping links and/or recycling old telephones, computers.....and so many more ways :) its just easy free money.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Where do I find the coupons?

People ask me all the time....."where do you find all the coupons that you use? Well after years and years of doing this I can honestly tell you that I can spot a coupon from a freakishly long distance.

Take last week for example....I ended up with 20 boxes of Ronzoni pasta for in the heck did I get 20 of the same coupon? Well that particular situation, I found one $.75/coupon in my sunday paper inserts. I knew that the pasta would be free at my grocery store using that coupon so I went to ebay and bought 20 for $.99 because I was almost out of pasta. So ebay is one source for multiple coupons. You can usually get them in quantities of 10, 20, 50 for a small percentage of the face value...usually around $1 for 10. If you're getting a product for free after the coupon, that $1 investment is no biggie.

So besides your sunday inserts, and can find coupons in the stores themselves. I'm sure you've seen those blinkie machines hanging on the shelves....or tearpads on a display for a new product. You've probably even seen stickers (we call them peelies in the coupon world) on the actual products themselves. You'll find all of the above at grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, convenient marts.....really anywhere. The coupons are put out by the manufacturer, not the store themselves.

The newest version of coupons are those found online. You can usually print coupons directly from a manufacturer's website. In addition, sites such as or offer a large variety of online coupons. You can find a large list of printables in the database at

Trading with friends and/or using coupon boxes are local libraries, day care centers, churches are other options.

Really, you're surrounded by coupons, you just have to start noticing them. :)

Happy shopping my friends :)

Free Kashi Sample :)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some great 75% off deals going on at Target right now....

If you haven't checked out Target for their 75% off might wanna check it out.

Theres some great bath and bedding finds...bought a couple large bathroom rugs...$3.74, a twin size heated plush blanket $14.99 (originally $59.99) ~ I've also heard that people are finding the fancy fire pits for $19.98 down from $79.99!!!! My store has them at 50% off which isn't quite cheap enough for me yet :) yea...I'm the queen of 75% off!!!!!

Some other deals to check out.....bedding and bath items 50%-75% off.....seasonal grill stuff is 50%-75% off.....portable heaters are 30%-50% off.....sporting goods 75% off (found alot of boys ice skates and womens roller blades).....slippers 75% off.

Love the bullseye!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just a few quick deal trips today..........

A little stop at CVS got me this:

(2) Dove mens body wash
(1) Skippy Peanut Butter

$.90 oop....received $10.98 back in ecb


After CVS I stopped at Giant Eagle and got this:

(3) 12" Digornio Pizzas
(10) boxes of Ronzoni Pasta
(4) containers of Reynolds Aluminum Foil
(2) 1/2 cartons of Light Silk Soy Milk
(1) trial size edge mens shaving cream

$3.34 oop

oh and I stopped at Staples and dropped off (6) empty printer cartridges which equates to $18 of Staples rewards which I'll use for paper towels, toilet paper and/or starbucks coffee ;) ~ so pretty sure I'm ahead of the game today!!!