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Saturday, December 20, 2008

On a break....

I just got a full time job, so my couponing and blogging will be going on a break. I hope to still have time to get good deals, but I definatly won't have time to blog about it :( Check out Amanda Saves at www.amandashopsandsaves.blogspot.com She and I get most of the same deals anyway!! THanks :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I know.... I know.... I'm late!!!!

Alrighty, I know that i am several days late! But here are some deals that I got over the last several days.

CVS- Amanda and I went out late and did our CVS deals on Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning. It was fun! We were going to take pictures and forgot :( Sad day. Anyway, we made out like bandits!!!

Ok, all in all, these were all free with ECBs or with ECBs and coupons, some money makers with coupons. I had ZERO OOP and saved 154.30 :)

And here was my trip for Walgreens this week...CVS was weak so I didn't go :)


Sorry for the lack of details here too... i can put them up if you have more questions. Total OOP Zero (I paid the balance on my giftcard) and total saved was 103.72

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $355.27
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $4694.32
92.36% Savings in total

Monday, November 24, 2008

CVS, Walgreens and Kroger

Ok, so I did my normal grocery shopping and thanksgiving... I didn't get any crazy deals except for free frozen veggies (on sale for $1, .35 q tripled making it free) and the HEB meal deal. My total between Kroger and HEB was 128, I'll add that and my savings below.

I was happy to acutally be albe to get everything that i came for. The last few weeks I've had to get alot of rainchecks :( The paper towel and toothbrushes weren't free (GASP) lol but i payed with ecbs for them...so technically no money out of pocket. Well...thats not entirely true... I LOST MY GIFT CARD :( It only had like $11 on it, but $11 goes a long way with me :( So I had to pay my balance oop :(

Two Identical Transactions
1 Viva Paper Towel 7.49
1 Crest Spin Brush 5.29
1 Mabeline Foundation 8.99
1 Complete Contact Solution 8.99

(Saved 7.70 with sale prices)

- .50 Viva
- $1 Complete
- $3 Mabeliene
- $2 Crest

Paid with ECBs OOP Zero for one and .69 for the other (different amounts of ECBs on each card)

And not pictured.. I went to another store looking for more contact solution (they were out) and got 2 more Mabelienes

8.99- $3 coupon, paid with ECBs and .76 OOP twice

Total OOP 1.52

Ok, so I went crazy at Walgreens. I paid for some stuff I wanted, then got a few extras, I used my rebate giftcard so I still didn't have an out of pocket cost, and one thing I got will give me another $5 rebate.

4 Hershey Candies 4/$10
6 Andes Mints 2.29 each
6 Mac and CHeese 1.50/ea
Gingerbread HOuse Kit 9.99
Breschool book 2.99
8 Sure Deoderant 1.99/ea
2 Package Tapes 2.99 (bogo)

- 8 $1.00 Sure Coupons
- 8 $1.50 Easy Saver Book Coupons (sure) (yes, I made .51 for each one)
- 8 $1.29 Andes IVC coupon (in the walgreens ad)
- 2 $1 Package Tape
- 6 $.81 Kraft Mac and Cheese IVC

Total $29.18, paid with rebate gift card

Total OOP Zero :)

Kroger Total 108.67
Kroger Savings 54.31
Heb Total 20.16
Heb Savings 13.77

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $355.27
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $4036.30
91.91% Savings in total

Monday, November 17, 2008


If you are local to the Houston area, I have to pass along this information! My friend Janae (Confessions of the Stay at home mom) has a husband who is an AMAZING cook!! Right now, just in time for the holidays, he is selling some of his famous tamales! They come in chicken or beef, and they are HUGE and delish!! :) They are $8 for a half dozen or $16 for a full dozen. Yummy yummy... contact Janae at JanaeKrell@gmail.com if you are interested!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Moms, Future Moms, Moms To Be, Grandmas ect

This is a deal that simply can not be passed up!! Thanks to Janae (Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom- Blog) I found out about an awesome deal on Britax Marathon Carseats...these typically retail for $279.99 and are on sale at Target for 59.99 and 42.99. These are the best carseats on the market (in my humble opinion) they have the best safety rating, hence the typical hefty price tag. Anyway, there is also FREE SHIPPING!! Click the links below!!

The Cowmooflage is $59.99 Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat - Cowmooflage : Target
The Granite is $42.99 Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat - Granite : Target

Good luck! Shop soon so that they are still there!!! :)


Veggies Veggies Veggies

Ok, so my Target already had taken a hit on these and didn't have as many as I had coupons for. But, their Del Monte corn, peas and green beans are on sale for .50!! Coupons came out in todays Red Plum for $1/4. So that makes them .25 per each!! YAY! I was able to get 16 and got a raincheck for the rest.

8 Cans of Corn
8 Cans of Peas
-4 $1/4 coupons

Total OOP $4
Saved 14.72 :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $224.23
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3798.73
94.40% Savings in total

Took a break, now I'm back :)

Ok, I decided that I needed a break last week. I have started watching some kids in my home and I've just been really busy! So, last week I took off, now I'm back! Unfortunatly, Wags doesn't seem to have anything for me this week, I'm going to check again to make sure, but I did hit up CVS. They had already been wiped out of the Glade Glass Scents that I wanted... GRRR there are some more local couponers that CLEAN OUT THE STORE! Word to the wise...don't do that, it only pisses people off. If you want more, go to a few stores. If you only have one, ask the manager to order more from you (ahead of time of course)

Also, Amanda and I (Amanda Shops and Saves Blog, listed to the left) had a garage sale this weekend! It went really well, I made $325 selling off my stockpile and some old baby clothes. I am taking that off of my out of pocket since it was more money made :)

Anyway, back to the deals.

Transaction 1

1 Duracell C Battery Pack 9.99
2 Duracell AA Batter Packs 5.99/ea
8 Glade Candles 2.50/ea

- .75 Duracell (3x)
- $1.50/2 Glade (4x)
-$5/30 purchase...about time i got one of these!
Paid balance with ECBs and Gift Card (from rx)

Total OOP Zero

Transaction 2
1 Loreal Age Face Stuff 15.99
2 Revlon Nail 4.99/ea (BOGO Sale)
3 Ressee Peices (I was negative- had to fill it up!)

-2 $2 Revlon
- $1 Loreal
- $2 CVS any face/skin product
- $5/25 Beauty (YAY got this in the mail)

Paid the rest with ECBs got back 15.99 for Loreal

Total OOP Zero! :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $220.23
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3784.01
94.50% Savings in total

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've been so busy!

I haven't had much time to shop!! I even took the week off of CVS, i might hit up Walgreens later in the week. BLAH...busy busy busy.

I did make it to Kroger on Saturday heres what I got... I will post details later. I need to also update my totals :) Photobucket


Total Cost: 37.42 :)
Total saved 175.92 :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $545.23
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3700.40
87.16% Savings in total

Monday, November 3, 2008

Computer Problems

Ok, I have been having some serious computer problems, so I haven't been posting! But I am not ditching my blog, I swear!!! :)

Ok, not too many trips, I was busy this week and didn't get out much. Here is what I did buy...

Ok CVS was NOT my friend this week...grrr.....

First of all, for some reason my total with tax was based BEFORE coupons/ECbs instead of after, I'm not sure why, but it really messed things up and I had to pay alot more than normal :( I also messed up with the gum, I was thinking it was free with coupons instead of after ECBs. GRRR

Transaction 1
10 Icebreakers $1 ea
2 Olay Washes $12
2 Pampers $20

- 6 $1/2 Icebreakers (he scanned one too many)
- 2 $2 Olay
- 2 $1.50 Pampers
Pay with ecbs
Total 5.69 :( Paid with gift card

I could have broken this up if I would have known ahead of time :(

Transaction 2
2 Olay Washes $12
2 Pampers $20

- 2 $2 Olay
- 2 $1.50 Pampers
--24.29 in ECBs
Total .71 tax 1.65 :( Paid with giftcard Got back $10 in ECBs

Total OOP Zero

Glade Wisp 5.99
- $5 Peelie
1.07 on a giftcard get back $2 rebate

Total OOP Zero

Kroger and Walmart
I had gotten some money cards from a friend so I got some awesome deals while grocery shopping. I got the following items for $69 (amanda, I owe you 9.19) , I used some coupons at Walmart, but the really good deals were the Celestial Tea ($1- $1 coupon at Kroger = Free) And the Sizzle and Serve that was $1 with a .35 coupon that tripled. I also found 3 more $1 Steamer Veggies that make them .22 each. All in all, good trip!!

Total OOP $69.19

I also made another trip the next day which leaves me with 9.53 oop

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $507.81
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3561.90
87.52% Savings in total

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Believe It Or Not...

I have done very little shopping this week! I have just been really busy. So I made a trip out tonight to walgreens to use the $5/$20 that is only good through the end of today. Since you have to spend $20 BEFORE coupons I usually don't use these, but I decided to go ahead and get the FAR(Free After Rebate) items for the month. ONLY TWO, I was bummed. Anyway, heres what went down :)

Loreal Age Perfect Radiance 19.99
Almay One Coat Mascara 6.99
- $2 Loreal
- $1 Almay
- $5/20

Total 20.55 on my gift card. Will get 26.98 back (plus 10% bonus) I also submitted my October rebates today, should have those in a few days!

I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather. It is still getting hot here in TX.

Walgreens and CVS
Another Walgreens Trip, I needed to get some things so I used some Register Rewardst hat I had expiring.
Pictures .95
4 Rechargable Energizer batteries, normally 12.99, one sale for 7.99 with $2 peelies :)
Tub $1
Sippie Cups $2
Eggs .99
OOP Zero, paid with RRs and Giftcard

Soyjoy $4/4
- $1 in qs
get back $4 ECB
Total OOP Zero, on giftcard

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $488.28
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3370.26
87.35% Savings in total

Monday, October 20, 2008

Way far behind!!

I am sorry that I am so far behind! Here are the deals that I have done since Thursday.


Covergirl was an exchange.. so I am not counting it except the difference was $2.30.

Corn Pops $2/4
Tampax $5.99
Swiffer 6.99/ea
-4 $1 Kellogs
- .50 Tampax

Paid with ECBS OOP Zero

Transaction 1
2 Brach Candy 1.29/ea
1 Excederine 1.99
2 pumpkin Pails .99/ea
1 Funlight Glow Stick .99
1 Funlight glow necklace (on accident, not part of ECB deal, DANG!) .99
- $2 Excederine q
- $3 Excederine CRT
- $3 ECB

Total .53 paid with cash, my gift card is out :(

Trans 2
1 Windex 2.50
2 Scrubbing Bubbles 2.50/ea
2 Brach Candy 1.29/ea
1 Excederine 1.99
2 pumpkin Pails .99/ea
1 Funlight Glow Stick .99
1 Funlight glow necklace (on accident, not part of ECB deal, DANG!) .99
- $2 Excederine q
- $3 Excederine CRT
- $3 ECB
- $5 ECB
- $2.00 Windex
- 2 $2.00 Scrubbing Bubbles

Total OOP .03


Trans 1
Raincheck Soliel 5.99- I just realized she cahrged me 6.99 instead of 5.99 GRRR back to CVS
2 at 6.99
- 2 $2 coupons
- $7 in ECB

Total 1.04 in cash :( I didn't even notice she over charged me. GRRRRR

got back $8 on a gift card for ECBs from the deal.

Trans 2
4 Gum Toothbrushes 3.99 ea
- 4 .75 qs
- $11 ECB

Total OOP 2.08 OUCH I didn't have another small ECB atleast i had my new gift card.
Got back 15.96 in ECB

3 Idential Transactions
3 Rob at 3.99
Sandwich Bags .67
- 3 $3 Rob qs

Total OOP .63 times 3 trans 1.89, I forgot to use my gift card. Silly me :)

Nivea 4.99- Free after rebate
20 Lindt Bars 2.49
2 St. Ives 4.99/ea
- 10 BOGO Lindt
- 10 $.75 off Lindt
- $1 IVC Lindt
- Bogo St. Ives
- $2 St Ives

Total. 83 cents on gift card got back $5 RR and will get $4.99 rebate :)

3 Transactions- I had $75 in RRs that expire next Sunday, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use them and I wanted to still be able to get some Christmas presents for free :) So DS lucked out :)

Transaction 1
3 Disney Plates $1/ea
2 Trick or Treat Bags .39/ea
Play douh 4 Pack 3.99
Music Spin Ball 9.99
Alphabet Foam May 9.99
Barbie Sunglasses 5.99
Plush Horse 9.99 ($5 MIR)
Tostidos 3.79 not pictured
- $45 RR and $2.50 on my gift card


Transaction 2
2 Disney Bowls $1/ea
Fusion Razor 8.99
2 St. Ives 4.99 ea
Wags brand purse tissue .29
- $4 Fusion
-$2 St Ives
- BOGO St Ives
- $10 RR

Total .29 on Gift Card OOP ZERO got back $9 in RR

Transaction 2
Fusion Razor 8.99
Wags brand purse tissue .29
2 St. Ives 4.99 ea
- $4 Fusion
- BOGO St Ives
- $10 RR

Total .29 on Gift Card OOP ZERO got back $9 in RR

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $488.28
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $3282.28
87.05% Savings in total

Thursday, October 16, 2008

HEB Again

The meal deal this week was so awesome that I decided to do it again. I was at the doctors which is right by HEB so I stopped in. I didn't have my stouffers $1 coupon :( but I figured it would be way more in gas to make another trip out there, so I stopped.


Stouffers Party Size Lasagna 11.39
Hearts of Romain 2.19
Hot Pockets 2.49
Juicy Juice 2.19
HEB Bread 1.69
Ice Cream 2.50
2 Packs of Pepperonis 5.38

- Free Romain, Ice Cream, Hot Pockets, Juicy Juice, HEB Bread

Total OOP 16.77

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $484.79
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2964.43
85.59% Savings in total

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I finally got my Walgreens rebate! WOO HOO $104.71. Now next time it will jsut take a few days to load. It takes a bit of time to get it at first then the following months are almost instant. Woo hoo!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Eating Out

EDIT: I just realized I put an s on Restaurant...the link is now working :)

I just discovered the most amazing thing! Restaurant.com. Now, don't think I'm trying to make this blog all commercial or push stuff, I'm just really excited about it! DH and I had talked about just simply cutting out all restaurants. But we LOVE to eat out! This is the perfect solution.

Restaurants.com sells "gift certificates" but they really work more like coupons. When entering in the code "save" it takes 70% off the already low price. For instance, we love this little Italian place up the road. They have a $25 gift certificate for $10, with the "save" code it is knocked down to $3!! $3 for a $25 gift certificate. Now, they all have different exclusions. This one you have to spend $35 to use it. So you really pay $10 (assuming its exactly $35) and the $3 you already paid. $13 for a $35 dinner is certainly not bad :)

I am just too excited! I spend $13.90 and got 4 $25 gift certificates and 2 $10 ones. YAY

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pictures Today

I want to do a little side blog today some pictures we had taken today. Tina Zak did a great job with our family! Check out her blog http://tinazak.blogspot.com/ If you are in the Houston area and need some pictures taken, shes your girl! Thanks Tina!!
Our daughter, we do "I Love You" signs and "kiss" our hands together. She showed us her I love you sign then kissed them together. She melts my heart :)

Our Family!! While our baby didn't quite cooperate, the pictures turned out beautifully!

Not too exciting....

This week isn't all that fantastic. While I am excited about the Robitussin deal and the fact that there is FINALLY a good price on tampons... it wasn't that great.


Transaction 1
3 Skippy $3/5
6 Ragu $3/5
4 Princess Pencils .17 ea
3 Robitussin 3.99 ea
Jane Makeup Brush 4.99 (BOGO)
Jane Eyeshadow 4.49
Arm and Hammer 2.99

- 3 $1/2 Ragu
- $1/2 Skippy
- $.40 Skippy
- 3 $3 Robitussin
- 2 $2 Jane
- $1 Arm and Hammer
-3 $4.50 RR
- $3 RR

Total OOP .36 (negative .37 tax, I love that, lol) and got $15 in RR! And I will get a $1 rebate from Arm and Hammer

Transactions 2-4
3 Robitussin 3.99 ea
1 Twix .47

- 3 $3 Robitussin
- $3 RR

Total OOP .37 got $10 each in RR

4 Transactions Total

Transaction 1
Swiffer Sweeper 7.99
Swiffer Duster 6.99
Tampax 5.99 with free venus razor, woo hoo!
2 M&ms .79 ea
Sweetarts .79

- $1 Swiffer Sweeper
- $8.49 Swiffer Duster (buy sweeper get free duster)
- $.50 Tampax

Paid with ECBs

Total .83 on my gift card, ZERO OOP Got back $8 Ecbs

My total ended up being off, we then figured it was because we scanned my card last so the coupon we took off was for 8.49, the original price of the duster not the 6.99 sale price, so I had to grab candy, I hate that! My OOP would have been zero off of my giftcard, oh well!

Transactions 2,3,4- Different Stores

Tampax 5.99
4 bags of candy 2/$3

- .50 Tampax
-2 $1/2 Candy - 1 dollar a bag woo hoo! These coupons have come out twice so go get your cheap candy!

Paid with 9.96 ECBs

Total OOP Zero :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $468.02
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2953.37
86.32% Savings in total

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Enter to win a FREE handbag

You know I love free :) http://www.handbagplanet.com/ Check it out!

Want to try something out... let me know what you think.

I thought it might be helpful to list out the deals that I am doing before I do them so that others can plan too! Now, I don't plan to list all the deals, just the scenarios that I plan on doing.

Swiffer Sweeper 7.99
Swiffer Duster 6.99
Tampax 5.99
BOGO Nature Bounty Vitamins 4.99

- $1 Swiffer Sweeper
- $6.99 Buy Sweeper get Duster
-2 $2 Nature Bounty Coupons (printable here...
Total 13.97- pay with ECBs get back $10 ECBs

Its not a money maker week, but still, i need these items. Gosh, I never thought I would be one to think that at paying 3.97 for these items wouldn't be a good deal. LOL and I'm not even paying for them OOP :) LOL

I will post Walgreens later :)

Back to HEB Buddy Buck

First let me say that I LOVE COMMENTS :) If you stop by my blog, let me know :) I am more than willing to answer questions, help you get started, or explain something. Or, if you have tips for me, I would LOVE to hear them!!

Its been quite some time since I have been to HEB and while Kroger doubles/triples coupons they have been on my nerves lately. I decided to help out my grocery bill, I'm just going to shop sales, and make meals from that. Today's trips were a bit higher because DH HAD to have pop that wasn't on sale, I made a donation for Breast Cancer and I bought 6 lbs of hamburger and 5 lbs of chicken to help replenish the stockpile I lost in Hurricane Ike. I also went to Randalls to check things out there...

First, HEB has "meal deals" buy x and get y free. Usually there are several y's. :) There are also deals coupled in pairs in a true buy x get y fashion.


Oranges 1.62
Kool Aid Jammers 2.54
Heart of Romaine 2.19
Hot Pockets (not pictured) 2.49
HEB Brand Chips 2.19
Ice cream 2.50
Mac and Cheese-trying out this brand 2 at .39
Dora Fruit Snacks 2.29
Hormel Turkey 3.49
5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast- 9.80
Sunchips 3.79
HEB Break 2 @ 1.64
Juicy Juice 2.19
Keebler Sandies 3.29
Stouffers Chicken Enchiladas 11.39

- $1 Stouffers
- $.55 Sandies
- 2 FREE Frito Lay Prodcuts (We got some nasty Doritos with these spice balls in them... like the flavor in a big ball...NASTY, so we wrote them and they sent us coupons)
- $.55 Hormel

HEB coupons
Buy Stouffers Party Size Lasagna or Enchiladas get this free (i think im going back to do it again with the lasagna)
HEB Bread
Ice Cream
Hearts of Romaine
Juicy Juice
Hot Pockets

Buy Sandies get fruit snacks free
Buy Hormel Lunch Meat get bread free
Buy Koolaid Jammers get HEB chips free

Total Before Coupons 57.83

Total OOP 31.02 :) Pretty good considering all the chicken!

Randalls (Safeway)

I lost my receipt but remember the total, sort of :)

2 12 packs of pop $5.99 - BARF
6 lbs hamburger 1.49/lb
Granola Bars 2/$4
4 packs of shredded cheese $6
2 jars Classico Sauce $4
2 boxes Barrilla- get free when you buy 2 Classico Sauces
I think there are one more two more things, but I can't remember!

Total OOP $37.xx

Ok, little side note on the chicken. Some hard core couponers refuse to pay people to "de-skin and bone" their chicken. However, this is just one of those things that I am more than willing to pay for. I can hardly stand to trim the fat off much less rip a whole chicken apart.... just a little comment there :)


I also went to Target last night. We got a ton of Halloween stuff, but I did get some deals too!

16 packs of trial tide at .99 each
- 16 $1 coupons adjusted to .99

Total OOP ZERO :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $466.55
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2748.27
85.49% Savings in total

Friday, October 10, 2008

2 small trips

I went to CVS to get more of the Soleil razors that they were suppose to get in. BLAH they didn't have them. I wasn't happy since I had to drive to one that is a little further away. Anyway, I got a raincheck. That is a good tip, if a store is out of a item you want, MAKE SURE you ask for a raincheck :)

CVS and Walmart

So CVS I just got the Grape juice

2 @ 2.34 ea, normally 4.69 (the light juice is on clearance but still yields the ECBs)
- 2 $1 Welches coupon
paid with $2.29 ecb and change on a gift card.

Total oop ZERO and got back $3 in ECB

19 bags of Veggie Steamers at $1.22
- 19 $1 coupon

Total OOP $4.18 :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $398.03
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2694.46
87.13% Savings in total

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My house is starting to smell like a perfume shop

Alright..more free stuff for me :) Seriously, if you haven't started playing the CVS and Walgreens game, what is stopping you???

Here were my trips from yesterday

Made two trips looking for more Soleil razors, they should have some more in today, since i have 2 more coupons.

Transaction 1
Always Pads 4.98
2 Welches Grape Juice 2.34 normally 4.69 ea
CVS Vitamin D 2.99

-2 $1 Welches
- $4.98 ecb
- $5.69 ecb
Total OOP Zero.. got back 10.97 in ecbs

.. sometimes its more beneficial to loose a few cents on ecbs than to get something else and pay out of pocket. I think my last ecb here was 5.98 not 5.69.

Transaction 2
2 Colgate Max Toothpaste 2.99 ea

-2 $1 Coupon

Paid with $4 ECB

Total OOP ZERO got back $4 ecb

Transaction 3
3 Colgate Max 2.99 ea

-3 $1 coupon

Paid wtih $6 ecb

Total OOP ZERO got back $6 ECB

Photobucket I had planned on doing less transactions to use the BOGO coupons I had to make it simpler, but the cashier insisted that I not waste my $5 ones :) Yay, more money for me! But as you can see :( two in the back are broken. I think it may have happened on the way home :( I'm sad.

Trans 1-6
1 Glade Wisp 5.99
-$5 coupon
Total 1.07 (tax) get $3 RR

Transaction 7
Dress Up Shoes for Christmas 3.99
Glade Wisp 5.99
-$5 q
- $4.50 RR from Oral B

Total OOP .51 got $3 RR

Transactions 8-10
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Pencil .20
-$3 RR
-$.75 Oral B
Total OOP 1.02 get $4.50 back

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $393.85
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2661.90
87.11% Savings in total

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pads Pads Pads

Why do I buy them when i don't use them... well I have an awful addiction to taking anything out of the store that they will give me for free. Getting paid to buy stuff, that addiction is even stronger!! LOL Heres how it went down
Trans 1, 2 and 3, identical

2 Always Pads 4.98 Ea
Paid with $10 ECB

OOP ZERO... got back 9.96 per card :)

A little tip about CVS/Walgreens, at CVS you can get your cashier to "push through" your ECBs and loose the last bit of change on there, that way you don't have to get something else and pay more money for something you don't want. Now Walgreens on the other hand, your purchases HAVE to equal the Register Reward amount BEFORE tax.

Also, RRs at Walgreens count as coupons. So, if you have 3 items and 3 coupons to go with them and want to pay with an RR, you have to get another item.. called a filler. Just the cheapest thing you can find. If you have 4 items and 3 coupons and want to pay with 1 RR, no worries, no need for a filler. At CVS the ECBs do not count as coupons. Just FYI :)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $383.86
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2579.53
87.05% Savings in total

Sunday, October 5, 2008

CVS Rocks my Socks :)

Yep, yep, I said rocks my socks :) Here are 4 more trips I did today :) I had to get a total of 6 cards to do it (I normally use 2) but it was well worth it!


Alright, I did 4 Identical transactions, one pumpkin is not pictured :)

Breeze Moniter 14.99 (normally 59.99- $10 ecb)
1 pumpkin cup .74 (normally .99)
1 vitamin water 2.29 (2.29 ecb)

- Breeze q, 14.99
- $3/15 CVS coupon

Total OOP .12 for all transactions (.03 each) got 49.16 back in ECB

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $383.86
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2549.65
86.91% Savings in total

CVS and Walgreens, what a beautiful day!!

Alright, I knew there were some big deals to hit up this week at CVS, and boy did I make out like a champ!! This is the week for FREE TOOTHPASTE, so make sure to take advantage of that!! Lets start with CVS ( by the way, the crest max fresh deal is a monthly deal so gather your coupons)


I started out with 22.78 in ECBs on card 1 and have ended with 36.56 :)
I started out with 13.79 in ECBs on card 2 and have ended with 28.27 :)

Wow I've got alot of spending to do!! :)

Transaction 1 and 2- Card 1 and 2
Bic Soleil Razor 5.99 (saved $1- get $4 ECB)
Breeze Moniter (not pictured) 14.99 (Saved $45- Get $10 ECB)
Vitamin Water 2.29 (get 2.29 ecb- FREE)
Always Infinity Pads 4.98 (saved 1.01 get $4.98 ecbs, FREE)
2 Colgate Max Toothpaste 2.99 (saved .30, get $2 ECB each)

- 2 $1 Colgate
- $14.99 Breeze Moniter
- $2 Soleil
- $3/15 purchase
- $11.99 ECB- Card 1, - $10.79 ECB card 2
Card 1 Total .25 paid with a gift card, total OOP ZERO :)
Card 2 Total 1.45 paid with a gift card, total OOP ZERO :)

Both of these transactions were identical, all in all, I made $27.56 and got lots of good free stuff :)

I got 3 more cards just to do the moniter deal. I have to get those at some point this week.

Walgreens was just as fantastic today!!
Trans 1- Store 1
6 Crest Toothpaste 1.99
2 Glade Air Wisp 5.99

Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max Kit 3.99 ea
2 Glade Caldes 1.99 ea
Skittles .89 Filler
- 5 $1 Crest
- 5 $1 Crest Easy Saver Coupon
- $3 Scrubbing Bubblues
- $5 Glade Wisp
- $5.99 BOGO Glade Wisp
- 2 $1 Glade Candle
- $4 RR from Fusion Razor

I also got the twix in this transaction but I don't see it on my recipet, i think she forgot to scan it :(

Total OOP .86 got back $3 RR

Trans 2- Store 1
2 Glade Air Wisp
- 5.99 BOGO
- $5

Total OOP 1.07 got back $3 RR

Trans 3- Store 2
6 Crest Toothpaste
1 Glade Air Wisp
- 5 $1 Crest
- 5 $1 Crest Easy Saver Coupon
- $5 Glade

Total OOP 1.01 got back $3 RR

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $383.74
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2298.98
85.70% Savings in total

Walgreens, oh how I love Walgreens

Ok, last night I did one more quick trip to get one more razor and Toothbrush, i did it the same as the transactions below and did it twice. The gift pack worked the same as just the razor.

Trans 1
Fusion Razor 8.99 (normally 10.99)
Highlighter .35
- $4 Fusion Razor
- $4.50 Register Reward from Oral BTotal

OOP .74 got $4 in RR

Trans 2
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Highlighter .35
- .75 Oral B
- $4 RR from Fusion

Total OOP .10.. got $4.50 RR

Different store...
Trans 1 Fusion Razor 8.99 (normally 10.99)
Highlighter .24
- $4 Fusion Razor
- $4.50 Register Reward from Oral BTotal

OOP .79 got $4 in RR

Trans 2
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Twix .40
- .75 Oral B
- $4 RR from Fusion

Total OOP .15.. got $4.50 RR

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $380.80
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2045.82
84.31% Savings in total

Friday, October 3, 2008

Too much shopping, too little time...

Walgreens again, just two simple transactions

Trans 1
Fusion Razor 8.99 (normally 10.99)
Pencil .20
- $4 Fusion Razor
- $4.50 Register Reward from Oral B

Total OOP .75 got $4 in RR

Trans 2
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Mini Highlighter .25
Highlighter .35
- .75 Oral B
- $4 RR from Fusion

Total OOP .36.. got $4.50 RR oop would have been less becuase I didn't want both highlighters, whatever!

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $379.02
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $2014.60
84.17% Savings in total

Thursday, October 2, 2008

See...things have calmed down!

I made two trips tonight..

Fusion Razor 8.99
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Cottonelle TP $4
2 gel pens .14- fillers
-$4 Fusion
-.75 Oral B
-$1 Cottonelle easy saver book q
- $1 Cottonelle q
-2 $5 Febreeze Register Rewards

Total OOP 1.97 and got $8.50 in RRs

I also went to Kroger, didn't really get any good deals, and I was really frustrated about it. Grocerys are getting me down latley. Anyway, total OOP $46.23

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $377.91
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1998.08
84.09% Savings in total

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Trips

Well here are my trips from this weekend. I am a little dissapointed because I goofed up my math on one of my Wags trips making my oop high :( Totally my fault.

6 Trial Sized All $1 ea
Candle 5.99
4 Glade Plugins 3.94 ea
- 6 $1 All qs
- 2 BOGO Glade
- 2 Free Glade (peelies found at Wags, YAY!)

Total OOP $6.48

TP $4
Crest 4.49
2 Sierra Mist 1.25 ea
- $10 RR

Total OOP .49 ended with 4.49 crest Register Reward

Trans 1
4 Febreeze Air Sprays 2.49 ea
1 Energy Shot 3.99 (FAR Item)
5 Soft Soap Body Wash 3.49 ea
Fusion Razer 8.99
Oral B Toothbrush 4.49
Loreal Cleanser 6.99 (FAR Item)

-4 $1 Febreeze Spray
-$1 Soft Soap
- $5 ($1 ea) Soft Soap Scanned Easy Saver Book coupon
- .75 Oral B Toothbrush q
- $4 Fusion Razer
- $1 Loreal

Total OOP 8.77 (this was my mistake.. I had counted the $5 for soft soap twice :(.. so sad) Got 23.49 in RRs ($4 Gillette, $5 Febreeze, $4.49 Oral B, $10 Softsoap)

Trans 2
2 Febreeze Noticables 6.99
Febreeze Candle 6.99
Febreeze Air Spray 2.49
Rimmel Foundation 7.99 (FAR Item)
2 Pencil fillers .20 ea
Lypsyl Chapstick 2.99 (FAR Item)

-2.49 air spray (buy candle get air spray)
- $1 Candle
- 2 $5 Noticables
- $1 Rimmel
-18.49 RR (from previous transaction)

Total OOP 1.46 ended with $5 Febreeze RR


CVS wasn't all that great this week! BUMMER!

Trans 1
Snickers $2
Gillette Fusion 9.99
2 Covergirl 5.49 ea
10 Shick Razors .99 ea

- 5 $2 Schick, adjusted last to 1.90
- $4 Gillette
- $1 Cover Girl
- Bogo Covergirl
- $3/15
$8 ECB
Total 1.60 paid with gift card

Total OOP $0 Got $5 Fusion ECB, $5.49 Covergirl ECB

Trans 2

Fusion Razor 9.99
2 Covergirl foundation 5.49/ea
1 Kitkat $2
1 Reeze $2

- $1 Covergirl
- BOGO covergirl
- $4 Fusion Razor

$10 ECB

Total OOP $0 Paid with gift card

I also grabbed a few grocerys which I just added into the total.

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $329.71
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1969.68
85.9% Savings in total

Friday, September 26, 2008

Double Dip Days at Walgreens

Wow, Im starting to feel like a Wags girl... I used to be CVS all the way. I feel like I am cheating. LOL

What is double dipping? For two days each month Walgreen's Easy Saver books overlap. You can use a coupon from one book with a rebate from the other, or try to use two coupons on the same item from each book... this is a little tricky and sometimes they won't let you.

Anyway, got some great deals today and last night when Amanda and I went out cruising the stores. Some is from lastnight (me rolling $5 Reach RR's for for $10 Robitussin ones) and then the rest is from today.

Trans 1 and 2- last night
3 Robitussin $15
Tumber cup.13 (filler)
-3 $3 Robitussin q
-$5 Reach

Trans 1 today
1 Large Space Vaccume Bag 5.99 (Free After Rebate-FAR)
1 Jumbo Space Vaccume Bag 9.99 (FAR)
4 Glade Oil Warmers 5.79 ea
2 Pert Plus Shampoo 3.49

Total before qs: 46.12

- 2 $2 pert qs
- 4 $2 Glade q
-4 $2 Glade Easy Saver Book Coupon (septembers book)
- 2 $2.50 Pert Easy Saver Book (October)
- $5/$20 purchase for just these two days
- $10 Robitussin RR

Total OOP $7.45. Yes this is high, but there are $27.77 worth of rebates in this transaction alone.

Trans #2
Ky Yours and Mine 19.99 ea
Lighted Skull 7.99
3 Garnier Frutice Shampoo/Conditioner 6.99 ea

Total Before Coupons: 48.95
- $5 Ky q
- $5 Easy Saver Q (September)
- $5 Easy Saver Q (October)
- $2 Garnier q
- 2 $1 Garnier q
- $10 RR

Total OOP 7.27 Again high, but there is $14 in rebates here and the Ky is never this cheap!

I was all set to be done, then Amanda called and told me that one of the other Walgreens had the mouthwash that I have been looking for! So it was out again!

3 KY yours and mine 19.99 ea
Crest Pro Health mouthwash 4.49
Cup .14
3 Pert Plus 3.40

Total before qs:

-3 $2 Pert
-3 $5 KY
- $15 KY september easy saver book
- $15 KY October easy saver book
- .75 crest
- $10 RR Robitussin
-$5 Reach RR

Total OOP 1.97 and got $4.50 RR back from Crest. Thats more like it! :)

Then two transactions of just crest.

Crest 4.49

-.75 q

Total oop 3.75 get 4.50 RR


Little trip to Target... Amanda let me on to the All deal, I have more qs, so I will go back to get more.

Kids Crest1.97
All 1.00
Powerade .89

-.75 any Crest
-.75 Powerade (thanks Amanda!)
-$1 All

Total OOPl 1.39 (i acutally paid for toothpaste, but it is hard to get the kids kind for free!)

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $300.10
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1751.23
85.37% Savings in total

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Walgreens?!?!

Ok, you probably are thinking that I am totally obsessive! But, I swear if you follow the next weeks won't be so insane! I just can't resist when people are paying me to haul their stuff out of the store :)

So these are my last few purchases from Wags!

These were done in 4 transactions.

Trans #1
TP $4
Calculators $2
2 @ Reach 2.50 ea
-.50 tp q
- $10 RR

Total OOP .54 got $5 RR

Trans #2
Water Filter 6.99 (FAR item)
2 Reach at 2.50
-$10 Robitussin RR

Total OOP 2.15 Got $5 RR

Trans #3
Tumbler .14
3 Robitussin $5ea
- 3 $3 robitussin q
- $5 Reach RR

Total OOP 1.14

Trans #4
Disney Princess Cup 3.99
2 Reach Floss 2.50ea
Care Bear book 1.19
- $10 Robitussin RR

Total oop .19 and got $5 Reach RR

Today's Walgreens Trip


Trans #1

Baby Hammer 6.99
2 Reach 2.50 ea
- $10 RR

Total OOP 2.15 got $5 RR

Trans #2
Barbie 3.99
2 Reach 2.50 ea
Mike n Ike $1
Chocolate .59

-$10 RR

Total OOP .63 got $5 RR

Although my OOP was low, I was mad that I had to grab $1.59 in candy because I thought the Barbie cost 5.99. GRRRR.... What a waste of free money! LOL

Trans #3 and #4
3 Robitussin $5
Pencil .20
-3 $3 off robitussin q
-$5 Reach RR

Total OOP 1.20 got $10 RR

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $272.25
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1562.99
85.17% Savings in total

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More Shopping

Well, I got some more shopping done today around DD's dance class. I had to go to 2 different Walgreens to find what I was looking for. I also made a trip to Target, then to Kroger after the kids were in bed. What a long day!


Trans #1
Linkadoos 4.99
2 Reach Floss 2.50ea (normally 2.99)
Hannah Montana Pen .49 (filler) ($2.00)

Total before tax: 10.48
- $10 RR

Total OOP .52 (.48 plus tax) got $5 reach rr

Trans #2

3 Robitussin $5ea (normally 5.99)

Highlighter .24 (norm .33)

Total: 15.24

-3 $3 Rob qs

-$5 Reach RR

Total OOP: 1.25 Got $10 Robitussin RR

Trans #3

Loreal Concentrate 16.49 (FAR- free after rebate)

2 Reach Floss 2.50ea

Princess Plate @1

Skittles .69

Total: 23.18

-$3 Loreal

- $20 RR from Robitussin

Total OOP .19 Got $5 Reach RR



I just took a picture of everything, although some wont be incuded in the totals.

4 cans formula 11.89ea

3 buddy bars .94 ea

2 hotdog/hambuger buns .99 ea

2 frozen pizzas (not pictured) 4.67 ea

Total: $66.79

- $3 Buddies q

Total OOP: 63.79

Man! Formula is a killer!!!


I didn't have much time last night as HEROS was coming on, but I wanted to grab some things.


30 Cans of soup- .60 ea (normally .75)

10 bottles Suave .88 (usually 1.09)

2 Cottonelle 1.19

Oscar Meyer Bacon 5.99 BOGO

2 2 liters of pop $1 ea (usually 1.59)

Tortillas 1.79

6 packs of gun at .50 ea (normally .71)

Frozen veggies $1 ea

Tomatoes 1 lb 1.95

Total: 51.55

- kroger savings and double coupons

- 6 .55 trident qs

- 2 .50 cottonelle doubled

- 7 .40/4 campbells

- .50 off suave

- 3 $2/3 suave

Total OOP: 25.27

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $263.05

Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1446.86

84.62% Savings in total

Sunday, September 21, 2008

CVS and Wags

Alright, here is my weekly CVS trip. I burned up some ECBs, but it is nearly impossible to get diapers for free and it isn't like we aren't going to need them :) So it is fine by me!


My Card
Trans 1
8 soy joy 1.29ea
Huggies Diapers 17.99
2 Huggies wipes 3.49ea
Cottonelle 6.49
Nivea for Men 4.99

Total: 50.09
Sales: soyjoy 10/$5, Diapers $15, Wipes 2.99

- $1.50 huggies q
-2 .50 wipes q
-$1 Nivea q
- 1 $3/10 bars soy joy
-4 BOGO soyjoy
-.50 Cottonelle
-$2/10 CVS coupon

Total 1.70 after $25 ECBs, paid with gift card,

( i had 10 but one q didn't scan so she took them off for me. but she kept my $3/10 q so this is slightly off)


My Card
Trans #2
2 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 3.89 ea
1 Loreal Reviatlist 16.69
1 Adidas Deodorant 4.99
1 Halloween Pez 1.49
Total: 27.06
Sales, Crest 2.99, Loreal 11.99

-$3 Loreal
-$1 Adidas
-$.75 crest (2)

Total $0, paid with 18.98 ECBs

Dave's card was the same, repeating the deals without the soyjoy.

My Card now has 19.98 in ECBS (had 28.99) Dave's has $13 (had 15.99 and a $4/20)


Trans #1
Basketball Board Book 1.89
2 Reach Floss 2.50 (normally 2.99)
Strobe Light 9.99
Skull Lights 4.99 (halloween bogo1/2)
Used $20 in Robitussin RRs

Total OOP 2.02 Got $5 rr

Trans #2
3 Robitussin $5 ea (normally $5.99)
Milk Duds $1 (filler)
-3 $3 qs
- $5 RR from Reach

Total OOP 2.86 Got $10 RR

Trans #3
2 Tombstones $10
2 Reach Toothbrushes 2.99 ea (NOTE only the ones pictured work!! I made this mistake)
- 2 $1 IVC coupon
- $10 RR from Robitussin

Total 5.13 got $5 RR

And while Halloween Decorations don't count as food or HBA I will count them anyway.

Also, my inlaws gave us some food so I have added that into the savings total.

Total Spent since Sept 1st: $172.03
Total Saved since Sept 1st: $1344.99
88.66% Savings in total