Thursday, April 30, 2009
This Weekend: Hey all, this weekend is a GREAT weekend to get a few extra Sunday papers! There should be THREE inserts this weekend, the Smart Source, Red Plum (Valassis) and Proctor and Gamble. Check through your paper before you buy (if you can) and make sure ALL 3 inserts are in it! If you have to buy from a box dispenser, just check the first one before buying any others. Sometimes it is just safer to buy from a store and pay the tax then get ripped off at the box stand if you spend the money and no coupons are inside!!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
These are great hands-on activities for kids to give them confidence and basic skills with tools and their hands. Great way to spend time with them and they get such a sense of accomplishment! Plus, later you can spend time painting/decorating the projects to personalize them further! We loved this workshop and I hope we make it to this one!
Thanks to Amy at Who Said Nothing In Life is Free????... for the reminder!!
-1.00 coupon found in Nivea displays at CVS (little multi-fold coupon book)
Bayer Contour or Breeze Diabetic Monitor on sale $14.99
-$5.00 Register Reward
-$14.99 (up to $30 or COST of meter) from S 3/22, V 10/26/08, or V 2/1/09
Final Price= FREE + $5.00 overage after RR and coupon! Please note! Most Walgreens may already be OUT OF THIS product due to profit potential. So try, but don't be surprised. This may be a MONTH long RR deal, so try having the manager order a couple for you!
-1.00 Ecotrin product any (exp 4/30/09) 1/25/09 SS
Final Price = FREE + 2.00 overage after coupon and RR
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit $13.99
Other Deals you may be interested in:
Flipz Snacks 2/$3.0o
Go get some free stuff friends! It's a GREAT week!
- They take competitor coupons as well as manufacturer and internet coupons. (at mine)
- The store has excellent produce, is very clean, and well stocked for sales & otherwise!
- If an item rings up for wrong price, you get that item (only 1 per incident!) FREE!
- Employees (in my experience at all 6 of our local Publix) are very friendly!
**NOTE:I also like to purchase a rebate item for times like this. It gets my total higher to take advantage of a coupon.. like a $5 off $50 or something similar, then I get that money back. If I need to get to $10 to use my Wags $3/$10 coupon, I can add an item that I can mail in for a rebate..it counts toward my "total" but I get that amount back later! Also, use a coupon whenever possible with a mail in rebate to possibly earn more money or cover postage.
There are several rebates I need to do before the months end. The Reynolds recycled foil try me free (I printed this on Earth Day from their website) and it must be done by May 4. The Sargentos TMF salad toppers/potato finishers rebate AND coupon from the S 3/15 insert (look for blinkie coupons also at Publix and other stores) and the Kelloggs All Bran 10 day promise rebate printed online. You should be able to find the Kelloggs one by doing a google (or swagbucks to earn bucks!) search. The Sargentos was printed in the insert and you have a couple days left to do it. Just remember to only buy ONE mail in rebate item per transaction.. because you have to send in the receipt!
So, I purchased the Reynolds for $2.99. I used a $1/1 any reynolds coupon from S 3/15 insert. My total towards my $10 was now $2.99 (before coupons). I added a knox gelatin product for $1.39 (had a coupon good for $4/1 from RP 3/15 insert, no overage this time, but good toward my total). Total $4.38. Purchased Almond Breeze milk 1/2 gallon for $2.50, used $.75/1 coupon, up to $6.88. Purchased TWO Juicy Juice immunity and brain New juices for 2/$4 and used two $1/1 coupons. Total now $10.88 and I can stop. But not sure if I can get overage for my knox coupon.. so I keep going, but I could have stopped here. I found McCormick extract on clearance table last time for $.99 and remembered to bring my $1/1 coupon from RP 3/15 insert. total to $11.87. Added a bag of whole wheat pitas to the mix for $1.29..total is now $13.16. Last minute I added 3 papers for $1.50 each (needed more coupons and no time to shop the newspaper boxes, it was evening). Sigh! So, my total is now $17.66.
$17.66 Minus $3/$10 Wags coupon
$14.66 Minus $2 in juicy juice coupons
$12.66 Minus McCormick completely because it rang up wrong and I got it FREE!
-.99 No coupon needed after all!
$11.67 Minus $.75/1 almond milk coupon
$10.92 Minus $1.39 knox coupon
$9.53 Minus $1.00 Reynolds coupon
$8.53 Plus tax
total is $9.04 OOP (0ut of pocket)
Will get back $2.99 from rebate
= $6.05 for a savings of $13.90 off my purchased items!
FREE: Reynolds (after rebate), Knox gelatin, McCormick extract. Only $6 final cost for the other 7 items. Pretty good huh?
Of course, to be REALLY smart, I would plan better, I would have stopped adding items after the juicy juice. My total would have been $10.88 plus tax minus $8.14 in coupons ($3 wags, $1.39 knox, $.75 almond milk, $2 juicy juice, $1 reynolds) and my total would have been a scant $2.74 plus tax!!! I then could have added the other things, plus a couple more items to $10 and used another $3/$10 Wags. A good way to get your produce cheaper too!
I Hope this example inspires you to think outside the box and combine your resources to lower your bills!
Happy Shopping friends!
Warmly, Tracey C.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The photo above shows some of the great items I got for free, some with a profit at Walgreens. For every 6 Unilever products, a $6 catalina coupon would print out at the register. I had several $1/1 dove coupons and many $1/2 degree coupons. The trial size deodorants ran $.99, so if I bought six and got $1-$3 off, I made a profit each time! The sunsilk I did not have coupons for, but they were on clearance for $1.09. So these were only $.09 each. The Axe body sprays deal was buy 2 get $3 RR. These in the pic were on clearance for $1.39..so a profit again! Yay!
These folders were a great buy for me! The huge Trapper binders are normally a ridiculous $20 or so each. Sure they have pocket folders, dividers and pockets and calcs inside, but come on! The big 'uns were on sale for $5 and the single view binders were $1. Great deal. Saving for next school year. The padded envies were on sale 3/$1 but rang up $.24 each!
Here we have more catalina deals at Walgreens. The Scunci were $2 and you get $2 Cat back, so free. The Reach were on clearance $1 and I had $1 coupons so free. The colgate max fresh toothbrushes were $3.29 and printed a $3.50 RR for each one (in seperate transactions), so a profit plus because I had $.75/1 coupons. The edge shaving gel $2.99 and generated a $3 RR. Chapstick $1.99, $2 RR. I used the Scunci RR to roll the Chapstick..but had to add on something each time to cover the penny! (my store won't just take it). Free Free Free! I got gads of this stuff and have already given a bit away to family.
Great deal on the Sara Lee bread at one of my wags, only $.99 each! Wow! Also hit the .05 easter candy. Kid bribers. Or for me. I should have left them there!
Now, this pic above is one of my favorites! I walked into one of my Wags and there was a bin table full of junk! Almost everything was priced very low, but there were a ton of things for only $.10 each! How could I resist? I didn't! I added alot of things to my girls' treasure box. The scarves (for play), the butterfly hair clip, the erasers that smell like cherry (weird), the little candle light, cotton candy..glue dots. Also, bald head lube (for practical jokes!), camera batteries, toothbrush head replacements, tweezers, a funny big old strike match that is a butane lighter! 10 cents! All of it! Fun.
Hey friends! I CAVED and went ahead and clipped and sorted and headed out to the local Kmart for the DOUBLE COUPON event.
Last time I did this, it was not a good experience as the store said they weren't participating and I had to get with the manager etc. Then several coupons didn't double..so on. I think I haven't been back since then!
But this time the Double Coupon event was in our local ad.. so I dared to go. Rules, double up to and including $2 coupons, only 4 like items per transaction, only 40 (they changed it from 60) coupons per customer, per day, no overage, up to and including Sat., Apr. 25th. Let me say, I struggled to find coupons to USE! I went with a whole armload my first trip yesterday, but ended up with just a few freebies because Kmarts prices are so high, they don't carry many of the things, or they were totally wiped out! I did score a few goodies free: Oust spray, eggs (but only because I had a buy 2 Kellogg's get a dozen eggs free!), Kraft dressing, ummm...cat treats.. EAS nutrition bars...Olay 2 packs of soap... the rest were cheap items, like bandaids for $.19, Cereal for $.50, pringles for $.50, Whiskas 12 pack for $1.12, Tostitos salsa for $.75 (used one of my pepsi rebate coupons). I spent $14.XX. Sigh, I do better at Publix!
SO... today I went back, armed with a few more coupons and this is what I got:
- 4 boxes Kellogg's cereal 4/$10.. had $1/1 coupons doubled to $2 each. $2 for all $4 ALSO I got the rebate form printed at register to mail in for a $5 Gift Card from Kmart. So the cereal is basically free! I also got cereal yesterday, but only one rebate per household.
- 1 softsoap NEW fancy hand soap ensembles dispenser for $6.00!!! used $2/1 CVS magazine manufacturer coupon doubled to $4. Cost $2 (but I also got a rebate form to send in for buying the base and refill...so FREE after rebate!)
- 1 softsoap NEW equally fancy refill bottle for $3.00!!! used $1/1 IP coupon so $1.00 (free after mail in rebate as mentioned above)
- Dry Idea roll on deodorant $3.49 used $2/1 IP coupon (bricks?) FREE
- 9 bottles Suave Naturals shampoo & conditioner 4/$5 ($1.25 ea) used 3 $1.75/3 q's from the 3/1 RP insert doubled to $3.50 ea X 3 = $10.50 off $11.25 = $.75 for all 9
- Renu 4fl oz (full size but not huge) for hubby $3.49, used $1/1 IP from coupons.com = $1.49
- 3 MeowMix wholesome entrees on sale $.70 ea.. used $1/3 q from RP 3/1 insert, doubled to $2 = $.10 for 3
- 1 kraft catalina dressing on sale $2.67.. used $1.50/1 from SS 3/29 insert doubled to price.. = FREE (no overage on these)
HOWEVER! I will mail in for the cereal (using yesterdays cereal receipt) to get $5 Kmart GC AND I will mail in for the $4 softsoap rebate for buying the pump & refill. That is $9.00 back and minus my stamps...that is everything almost FREE!!!! I love when that happens!
NOTE: I found the soft soap displays ABOVE the shampoos! NOT with the hand soaps. They hadn't placed them out yet, and the rebate forms were on pads attached to the display piece. I just reached way up, pulled the entire display piece down (carefully!) and took what I needed! You may want to ask up at customer service if your store does not have the softsoap displays out.
NOTE 2: If you buy 4 of the kelloggs (pops, raisin bran, cocoa/rice krispies, fruit loops, apple jacks and chocovanilla krispies, corn flakes, smacks..the ones on sale) you SHOULD GET a rebate form PRINTED OUT at the register! It is not attached to your receipt, but looks just like a receipt! You must get this to mail in for your $5 Kmart gift card rebate! Don't leave without it! :)
I'll add my pics later.. enjoy!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Passing this along from Who Said Nothing In Life is Free, I have not verified it myself..
It is on sale for $2.50 at Wags and there is an unadvertised RR deal this week.
Buy 3 boxes get a $2 RR
Buy 4 boxes get a $3 RR
Buy 5 boxes get a $5 RR
There is a $2 coupon here: http://www.postcereals.com/trailmixcrunch/.
Buy 5 boxes for $12.50 and use 5 $2 coupons and pay $2.50 and get back a $5 RR ($2.50 money maker)
There is also a $1 coupon in the 4/5 Smart Source insert.
Buy 5 boxes = $12.50 and use 5 $1 coupons and pay $7.50 and get back a $5 RR (Only 50 cents a box after RR). Final cost only $2.50 for 5 boxes! Thanks Amy!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- Purchase the Colgate Max Fresh toothbrush $3.29, and get a $3.50 RR (thanks iheartwags.com HERE)colgate $1 coupon HERE, must sign up. Use this to get $1 off your Colgate Max Fresh toothbrush (also in the 3/29 SS insert for $.75/1) and make a PROFIT! You can do this deal multiple times, even without a coupon (to get it for free plus tax), just DON'T use the RR coupon to pay for the purchase, or a NEW RR coupon won't print out!
- Purchase the 18 count pack of scunci (the elastic hair bands in multiple colors, find these in the hair care isle) for $2 and get a $2 RR
- Skintimate Shave Gel $2.99 and get a $3 RR OR purchase the Edge Shave Gel in the infused/energy ONLY for $2.99 and get a $3 RR. You can pick one or the other, but can't buy both the Edge and Skintimate at the same time and get two RR. You cannot pay for Edge with the Skintimate RR, or the reverse, or a new one won't print out.
- Fiber Choice 10 ct. Tablets. $2.49 and get $2.49 Register Rewards
scunci 18 ct $2
colgate max fresh toothbrush $3.29
use this coupon: -$1 Colgate Max Fresh toothbrush (must sign up)
Total=$7.28 + tax (tax amounts vary)
You will then receive the following RR's:
$3 rr Skintimate Shave Gel or Edge infused/energy shaving gel (april rr)
$3.50 colgate max fresh/max white toothbrush (4/12-4/18)
$2 rr Scunci Elastics 18 pack (4/12-4/18)
ALSO! The coffee-mate is on sale at Wags this week 2 for $3 ($1.50 each)... if you print out a $1.50 or $1.00 coupon at coffee-mate HERE, you can get it cheap or FREE! That's what I'm talking about!
I hope this helps you all find some great deals this week at Walgreens! A great time to stock up on toothbrushes for FREE for your family and shaving cream. Get enough so you don't have to buy any more this year! You can use the hair bands for yourself, or save as stocking stuffers! We use 100's of these a year! No, really. :) I'll be posting my results at the end of the week with some fun pictures! Happy Shopping!
Warmly, Tracey C.
Monday, April 13, 2009
- 2 cartons of Tropicana 50 Orange juice, on sale B1G1F....used 2 $1/1 coupons (was around $.80 ea after Q's)
- Mission tortillas...used $1/1 coupon (was around $.60 after coupon)
- 2 boxes Duncan Hines cake mix B1G1F...used one $.35/1 Q, only had one.
- 1 Philly cream cheese tub (chive baby!) on sale $1.00
- 1 bag Lenders WW bagels on sale $1.00
- 2 boxes KNOX gelatin (about $1.39 ea) , Used 2 $4/1 any knox product, got overage!
- 2 boxes Wheat Thins artisan crackers B1G1F....used 1 B1G1F Manufacturer Q (free!)
- 1 6 pack of Fiber Plus yogurt $2.50 minus ...1 $1.00/1 Q
- Total OOP was only $3.05!!!
Warmly, Tracey C.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wow! More great ArtsCow.com deals! Aside from new members getting up to 1200 prints for FREE, a current special is to get their cute little ornaments for only $1.99 with FREE shipping! These make great gift tags too for that special gift or Mothers' day (coming soon!). Here was my email:
Round, oval, heart and star ornaments, what is your favorite shape? Oh, it doesn't really matter. For only $1.99/each with free shipping, you can personlize your favorite photo ornaments for holiday greeting or any home decoration.
Share the checkout code: 199ORNAMENTS with your friends and family for these little gifts!
Offer Ends on 05/05/2009
Make your ornament now!
P.S.: Checkout code is also applicable to $2.99/each for double sided ornaments.
Plus, once you join, you can get your friends to join and get some really great freebie credits for fun photo gifts, photo books and prints! Have fun!
Use the $1 coupon in the 4/5 Red Plum and you can make money off this deal...
Adidas Action 3 Intensive Anti-Perspirant is clearanced to $2.50 and gives $2 ECB (limit 3 per card). Some may not have received the $1 coupon in their RP insert, so YRMV (your results may vary). Thanks to Amy at Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free???? for the info.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thanks so much to Deal Seeking Mom! She has listed some amazing deals at Target going on right now! You can print out most of these coupons and head over to Target and get some GREAT deals! Don't forget to check their online ad for some Easter goodies for the kids' baskets.. like grass stuffing for only $.25! Eggs (the real ones!) for $.99 and fillable plastic eggs 12ct for only $.65!!
Some of these deals are at Target for this week and some beyond! I have indicated the deals according to Deal Seeking Mom's blog, and the credit to the "finders" of those deals as well. Thanks guys!
ALL Laundry Detergent, $3.99 to $4.49
$1/1 ALL Laundry printable
$2/1 ALL Laundry printable (If you got in on Monday! And I did NOT!)
$1/1 ALL Laundry Target printable exp. 6-6-09
$1.99, but as low as $0.99 after manufacturer and Target coupons if you got that great $2 Q! (Thanks, Stretching a Buck!)
Eggo Frozen Waffles, $1.87
$0.75/1 Eggo Frozen Product, exp. 5-31-09 (V 4/5/09)
Suave Deodorant (trial size), $0.97
$0.75/1 Suave Deodorant (RP 3/29/09)
$0.22 after coupon!
(Thanks, A Thrifty Mom!)
Pop-Secret Popcorn (small boxes), $1.49
$1/1 Pop Secret Target printable exp. 4-11-09 $0.50/2 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, exp. 4-19-09 (SS 3/8/09) $0.25 ea. after manufacturer and Target coupons!
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $1.57
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights, exp. 5-30-09 (SS 4/5/09) $1/2 Warm Delights Target printable exp. 4-25-09 $0.57 ea. after 2 manufacturer coupons and Target coupon!
Please visit Deal Seeking Mom HERE to find more great Target Deals and printable coupons!
If you need some recent goodies, check out my friend Jamy's blog HERE for some great coupon resources, fun savings photos and good solid shopping advice!
Want to be amazed at a really cool family that has a crazy budget of only $800 a year? It's true! Just take a peek at Jane4Girls HERE and see how they have done this for 2 years and are working on year number three on this budget! Crazy!
Want to be inspired to laugh and love on a ranch size scale? Ride on over to The Pioneer Woman's blog HERE. I am in total amazement of her! Once a total city girl, she marries a rancher man and settles in for a new life..but she lets us join in! She homeschools her kids, feeds the ranch and looks darn good doing it! She rocks the Ranching world, the Photography world and the Cooking world too! You must go see her! BUT, be warned, you may not leave for 2 or 3 days! (I warned you!)
Ta Ta for now!!!
But don't forget, save and have fun doing it!
In the words of Dr. Seuss, that is, if his coupon clipping Mom coined some of his memorable book lyrics..
If you don't use coupons, you SHOULD! These things save you money, and SAVING MONEY is GOOD!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wow! Great Deal on ArtsCow.com Photo Books. Right now, they are offering 10 codes for discounting their PHOTO BOOK to only $11.99 and FREE SHIPPING while offer lasts!!! These codes are only good ONCE! Once they are used, they cannot be used again! Please post if you use one, thanks! UPDATE: ALSO, if you are a NEW member, you can take advantage of the 1200 FREE prints or even the 8X8 hardcover photo book (with only 20 pages instead) for just $6.99!!! Amazing deals! Take a look at ArtsCow.com to see what they offer!
Codes and expiration dates:
|Here are the coupon codes for 8" x 8" Photo Book (30 pages) for Checkout use.||ZC23C84||May/17/2009|
Terms and Conditions:
1. Use unique coupon codes at checkout page. For one-time-use only.
2. Unique coupon codes are for 30 pages photo book only (ProductID: 315).
Great photo book(s) unique coupon codes above, so that you can buy photo books (30 pages) at the discounted price of $11.99 with free shipping. (The unique codes can only work with 8" x 8" 30-page Photo Book.) As a NEW member, you can also take advantage of the 20 page book (hardcover) for only $6.99!!! Code received upon signing up. These 30 page codes below are one-time use, so if you use one, would you please place a comment in the comments section and which code you used? Thanks!
Take a look at these photo books.. a nice Mother's Day gift or Father's Day gift and both are coming up! These also make for a really fun "yearbook" experience for your kids in school. They can help design and choose the photos and it will cost you alot less than some of the yearbooks..and they can be in ALL the photos!
Or, why not make a church youth group summer book or spring break book, maybe a VBS book or scouting book for the kids in scouts. I love photo books and there are so many designs and ideas for making them! Great Gifts! Look around their site and see all the fun things you can make with your photos! ArtsCow HERE.
Warmly, Tracey C.
and I am in LOVE!!
Maybe it is because I just got 4 new freebies I hadn't heard of yet.. or maybe it is because I just found 3 great free things for my kids to do THIS SATURDAY (all day long even!!). Or maybe it is because I just LOVE the name MommySnacks!! I encourage you to GO LOOK at this fun Blog! Go on! Get moving! You'll love it! I know I did!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Thanks to AMY for her update on my post for FREE MENTOS at Walgreens. Take a L@@K!!
Living the frugal life in Apex, NC.,