Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CVS Trip - 6/29/09

Transaction # 1
6 - Chapstick @ $0.29 each
3 - Pots @ $1.25 each
1 - Gloves @ $0.99
1 - Water Hose Nozzle @ $1.25
1 - Aquafresh Toothpaste @ $0.99

I used a $2.00 coupon for the toothpaste that was printed at CVS during a previous visit.

I used $2.49 in ECBs.

Total: $4.56

Transaction # 2
1 - Pot @ $1.25
1 - Aquafresh Toothpaste @ $0.99

I used a $2.00 coupon for the toothpaste that was printed during a previous purchase.

Total: $0.26

Everything I bought was on clearance except the toothpaste. I like to see what is on clearance, sometimes there are some pretty good deals. I recently found cans of Similac Formula for $6.00. My niece uses that brand of formula. These cans are usually over $20.00 each. So you should always check around the store for clearance. You never know what you might find.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Target Trip - 6/27/09

I made a trip to Target today. I really like Target, even if using coupons is sometimes frustrating. Today the coupons went pretty good. I did not take a picture of everything I got, but I got a pretty good deal.

One exceptional deal I got was on Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes, the trial size (10 wipes). These are priced at $0.99 each. I ordered coupons from Ebay for $1.00 off Cottonelle Wipes or Toilet Paper. It was a Target coupon that was in the newspaper in some regions. I bought 20 coupons for $4.05 including shipping and then I ordered 20 more for $3.20 including shipping. I used 20 coupons today and got 20 packages of the trial sized Cottonelle Flushable Wipes for free. The coupons automatically adjusted to $0.99. So I got them for FREE!

But, it gets better. I can submit my receipt to The Caregivers Marketplace and receive $0.25 for each package. So I should get $5.00 back.

Net cost (not including tax): $4.05 - $5.00 = I make $0.95 on the first 20 coupons I ordered and then I will make $1.80 on the second 20 coupons.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

To try to be healthier and stick to my new eating plan, I am making my menu for all to see. I have already lost 4 pounds (in 3 days) after completing the cleanse. I am starting this week with the regular food I will be eating.

I am also participating in Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Eggs, Fruit, Toast
Oatmeal, Eggs, Fruit
French Toast, Strawberries

Salad with Chicken
Salad with Eggs
Salad with leftovers from night before
Cottage Cheese

Low Fat Ice Cream bar

Monday-Grilled Turkey Cutlets, Green Beans
Tuesday-Chicken, Pasta, Salad
Wednesday-T Bone Steak, Green Beans, Baked Potato
Thursday-Breaded Fish, Zucchini (on the grill)
Friday-Pork Chops or Pork Steak, Fresh Vegetables
Saturday-Grilled Chicken, Rice
Sunday-On Your Own

CVS Deals - Week of 6/21

Soy Joy Bars $1, Earn $4 ECB when you buy 4
- $2/10 in 5/31 SS
- B1G1 in 5/31 SS
- $1/5 printable HERE
= FREE + overage after coupons & ECBs (Limit 5)

Thermacare Wrap (1 count) $2.49, Earn $2.49 ECB
- $1.00 RP 3/29 or 4/19
- $1.00 printable HERE
= FREE + overage after coupon & ECBs (Limit 2)

Tylenol (20-24 count) $4.99, Earn $2 ECB
- $2/1 RP 5/17
= $0.99 after coupon and ECBs (Limit 3)

Revlon Eye or Lip Color - BOGO (use 2 coupons)
- $1.00 SS 5/17
= Price Varies

Nature's Bounty - BOGO (use 2 coupons)
- $2.00 RP 4/26
= Price Varies

Almay Pure Blends Foundation or Face Powder $13.99, Earn $10 ECB
- $1.00 SS 5/17 or April 09 Shape or Glamour Magazine
= $2.99 after coupon and ECBs

Walgreens Deals - Week of 6/21

Here are a few things I plan to look for and/or get this week at Walgreens.

Splenda $2.99

- $3/2 April All You Magazine

= $2.98 for 2 after coupon

Aquafresh Toothpaste $3, Earn $3 RR

- $1/1 Printable HERE or $0.75 from 6/21 SS

= FREE + up to $1 in overage after coupon & RR

Planters Trail Mix 2/$3, Earn $1 RR when you buy 2

= $2 for 2 after RR

Vitamin Shampoo or Organix Shampoo are BOGO free at $6.99

Both have mail in rebates (there is a hang tag around the neck of the bottle)

= FREE for 2 after sale and Rebate

*NOTE* I did not see any rebate tags at my Walgreens, but I found them at another store, so you might look around.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Get Cash Back for Shopping Online

I am not sure if you have heard of ebates before, but it is a website that you can get online rebates and coupons. There are some pretty good deals you can find. You get back a certain percentage of your purchases you make online.

Right now, you get a $5.00 bonus for signing on. You do have to make a purchase in order to receive this bonus.

Some of the cash back amounts are:
  • Target 4%
  • Wal-Mart 1%
  • The Children's Place 3%
  • Ebay 3%
  • Gap 1%
  • Old Navy 1%
  • JCPenny 4%
There are many, many stores from which to choose. You should check it out and sign on to get your bonus.

Go HERE to sign up.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

K-Mart Trips - Week of 6/7/09

I posted about several trips to Kmart last week. I decided I wanted to compile a list of everything I got and my final costs. I think I went almost every day and on Saturday I did a couple transactions.

1-Snack Cup @ $3.29
8-Huggies Diapers @ $9.99 = $79.82
5-Huggies Wipes @ $1.99 = $9.95
3-Huggies Wipes @ $2.99 = $8.97
2-Wet Ones @ $2.29 = $4.58

11-Edge Shaving Gel @ $1.99 = $21.89
2-Skintimate Shaving Gel @ $1.99 = $3.98
4-Axe Shampoo @ $4.89 = $19.56
1-Old Spice Body Wash @ $4.00
2-Suave Body Wash @ $2.00 = $4.00
2-Clean & Clear @ $4.49 = $8.98
3-Visine @ $3.99 = $11.97
2-Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen @ $5.00 = $10.00
2-Max Factor Eye Shadow @ $3.84 = $7.68
2-Dove Deodorant @ $3.99 = $7.98

4-Cottonelle 12 Pack Toilet Paper @ $7.00 = $28.00
1-Oust Air Freshner @ $3.29
1-Chinet Plate @ $3.29
1-Chinet Plate @ $2.50
1-Playtex Rubber Gloves @ $1.69
2-Wisk @ $4.00 = $8.00
3-All Small & Mighty @ $4.79 = $14.37

2-Coffeemate Creamer @ $1.69 = $3.38
2-Mac & Cheese Cups @ $1.09 = $2.18
1-Juicy Juice @ $2.99
2-12 Pack Coke @ $4.00 = $8.00
1-20oz Sprite @ $1.39
1-M&M Mini's @ $1.25

Okay, now to add everything up.

$286.98 without tax

$77.87 including tax, but I paid with a $5.00 Kmart gift card I earned from buying the cereal last month and a $25.00 gift card I won on the Huggies Enjoy the Ride website.

$47.87 plus I will submit my receipts to the Caregivers Marketplace to get a $0.75 rebate for each pack of diapers. So I will get $6.00 back.

$41.87 is my final cost of everything. At first it seems high, but then I got a lot of stuff. I got 8 packs of diapers, 4 packs of toilet paper and 5 bottles of laundry detergent.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Chocolate

You can register HERE and receive a coupon for a free candy bar. You have to register before all the coupons are gone. You will receive a coupon in the mail if you register in time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Old Navy Weekly

UPDATE: The site refreshed this morning about 2:15 am. The big coupons are gone, but you still can get some of the other coupons.
The Thrifty Mama thinks the Old Navy Weekly site will refresh either tonight or tomorrow. Check out her post HERE.

I am not sure when it will happen, just keep looking at OldNavyWeekly.com.

Kmart Doubles with Printable Coupons

There are several free items you can get without having coupon inserts from the newspaper. You should be able to print each coupon 2 times by hitting the back button after the first coupon prints. Also, Kmart is only allowing you to use 10 coupons per person per day.

Here are some things you can get FREE:

Aveeno Body Lotion (2.5 oz) $3.15
-$2 Printable doubles to $3.15

Dry Idea Deodorant $3.99 (this was $4.99 at my Kmart)
-$2 Printable doubles to $3.99
= FREE ($0.99)

Visine A (0.5 oz) $3.99
-$2 Printable doubles to $3.99

Bayer Quick Release Crystals $2.99 (this was $3.99 at my Kmart)
-$1.50 Printable doubles to $2.99
= FREE ($0.99)

Good Life Cat Treats $2.00
-$1 Printable doubles to $2.00

Edge Shaving Gel $1.99
-$1 Printable doubles to $1.99

Here are a few good deals I see:

Axe Shampoo $4.99
-$2 Printable doubles to $4.00
= $0.99

Hawaiian Tropic $5.00
-$2 Printable doubles to $4.00
= $1.00

Wisk $4.00
-$1 Printable doubles to $2.00
= $2.00

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

K-Mart Trip - 6/10/09

Here is what I got at Kmart on Wednesday:

2-Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care @ $5.00 each
2-Max Factor Eye Shadow @ $3.84 each
1-Visine @ $3.99
1-Chinet Plate @ $3.29
1-Chinet Plate @ $2.50
2-Wet Ones @ $2.29 each
1-Playtex Gloves @ $1.69

Total Before Coupons: $33.73

Coupons Used:
2-Hawaiian Tropic $2.00 (from sample) doubled to $4.00 each
2-Max Factor $2.00 (5/10/09 newspaper) doubled to $3.84 each
1-Visine $2.00 (4/26/09 newspaper) doubled to $3.99
1-Chinet Plate $2.00 (5/3/09 newspaper) doubled to $3.29
1-Chinet Plate $2.00 (5/3/09 newspaper) doubled to $2.50
2-Wet Ones $1.00 (5/17/09 newspaper) doubled to $2.00 each
1-Playtex Glove $1.00 (5/3/09 newspaper) doubled to $1.69 each

So, $33.73 - $31.15 = $2.58 + tax ($1.38) = $3.96

You can find some great coupon match ups for Kmart this week at My Frugal Adventures and Common Sense with Money.

K-Mart Trip - 6/9/09

I made another trip to Kmart Tuesday. Here is what I got:

3-Cottonelle Toilet Paper @ $7.00 each
2-Huggies Diapers @ $9.99 each
4-Edge Shave Gel @ $1.99 each
1-Huggies Wipes @ $1.99

Total Before Coupons: $50.93

Coupons Used:
$5 off a $50 purchase
3-Cottonelle $1.00 (from sample) doubled to $2.00 each
1-Huggies $1.50 (5/17/09 newspaper) doubled to $3.00
1-Huggies $3.00 (5/17/09 newspaper) did not double
4-Edge Shave Gel $1.00 doubled to $1.99 each
1-Huggies $1.00 (4/19/09 newspaper) doubled to $1.99 each

So, $50.93 - $26.95 = $23.98 + tax ($2.83) = $26.81

I planned to use the $14 coupon I got from my purchase on Sunday, but was told since I used the $5 off a $50 purchase, I could not use it. I was a little disappointed, but I will just use the coupon on another purchase this week.

I received a $14 coupon off my next purchase (for buying $50 worth of Kimberly Clark products).

You can find some great coupon match ups for Kmart this week at My Frugal Adventures and Common Sense with Money.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Walgreens Coupon

I just wanted to let you know there is a new Walgreens coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase.  It is good Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11.  Go HERE to print your coupon.

Old Navy Weekly Coupons

This week at Old Navy Weekly, I found a coupon for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more.  Every week, Old Navy updates this site and hides more coupons.  In the past, there has been $75 off a purchase of $100 or more.  It is fun to look for the coupons.  

There are no high value coupons left this week, but you can still find some of the other coupons.  There are still $20 off a $100 purchase, $15 off a $75 purchase, and $5 off a $50 purchase.

I like to check The Thrifty Mama for updates.  You can check out last week's post HERE.  

I am not sure when they are going to reload the coupons, but if I find out, I will let you know.

K-Mart Trip 6/7/09

Here is what I got:
4-Axe Shampoo @ $4.89 each
3-Huggies Wipes @ $2.99 each
2-Huggies Diapers @ $9.99 each
1-Oust @ $3.29

Total Before Coupons: $51.80

Coupons Used:
$5 off a $50 purchase
4-Axe $2.00 doubled to $4.00 each
3-Huggies $1.00 (4/19/09 newspaper) doubled to $2.00 each
2-Huggies $2.00 (no longer available) doubled to $4.00 each
1-Oust $2.00 (5/10/09 newspaper) doubled to $3.29

So, $51.80 - $38.29 = $13.51 + tax ($2.36) = $15.87

I received a $14 coupon off my next purchase (for buying $50 worth of Kimberly Clark products) and a coupon for a free movie ticket from Axe (no longer available).

You can find some great coupon match ups for Kmart this week at My Frugal Adventures and Common Sense with Money.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Honey Nut Cheerios Sweet Rewards Giveaway

This looks like a pretty good giveaway. You can try to win $5 up to 10 times each day. You can only win once per day, but you can win 10 days. So you could win up to $50. You do not have to buy Honey Nut Cheerios to win. You can click on "Don't have a code?" and it will give you a free code. Go HERE to check it out.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Walgreens Trip - 6/1/09

I made another trip to Walgreens on Monday. The hair dryer was advertised to be $19.99 and get a $10 Register Reward back. When I looked they were on MegaSaver for $12.99.

I bought it and used my $10 Register Reward from the Bayer Meter. I paid $4.00 ($2.99 plus tax) and got another $10 Register Reward.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Caregivers Marketplace

A little while back I heard of The Caregivers Marketplace. It gives you a rebate on certain products you buy. I decided not to pursue it at that time.

Recently I gave this another look at this program. I think it is great. I just filled out the form and mailed it. I have purchased 18 packages of Huggies diapers in the last several months. I am going to get back $13.50. You can turn in any receipts from this year. You just have to have at least 5 products before you send in for your rebate.

There are many products you can purchase and get money back. For Huggies diapers, they offer $0.75 per pack. Other brands include: Nature Made Vitamins, Huggies, Pull Ups, Balmex, Os-Cal, Poise, Polident, Icy Hot, Gold Bond, Glucerna, Ensure, Depends, plus others.

You can buy the products from any store. Check it out.

Free Movie Monday

Today (Monday, June 1) you can get a free rental from your local Redbox. Today's code is:


To find where there is a Redbox location, click HERE. You can also search movies that are available at this location.

To rent with this code, you touch the lower left corner where it says "Rent with a Promo Code" then you can enter the code. Then choose your movie. You are required to swipe either a credit or debit card. You have to use a debit or credit card because they want to charge you if you do not return the movie. You have to return it by 9pm on Tuesday if you do not want to be charged.

You can actually rent more than one movie with this code just use a different credit or debit card.