Friday, December 31, 2010

Walgreens 12/31....Saved 105% ($2 MM!)

So I ordered some Sinex coupons on Ebay and am still awaiting those. I already had three so I wanted to use those with the Puffs coupons that expired today. So, it was not as big of a money maker as it could have been if I would have had my 20 Sinex coupons I ordered. On top of that, I was hoping the cashier would have taken off $1.69 for each Puffs, but she only took off the after in-ad coupon price of $.89 for each. Oh well, I still made it a $2 MONEYMAKER... (my tax was $1.84 though :() Here is what I got!

Puffs (2) $3.38
-(2) Free wyb 2 Vicks- took off $1.78
-WQ $.89- took off $1.60

Nyquil Sinex (2) $10
-(2) $4/1 Sinex
-$5 RR Earned ($10 RR wyb $20 Vicks)
-$3 MM!

Vick Vapo Rub $4
-$1/1 MQ
-$2.50 RR Earned ($10 RR wyb $20 Vicks)

Sinex Nasal Spray $6
-$2.50 RR Earned ($10 RR wyb $20 Vicks)
-$.50 MM!

Colgate Toothbrush $2.99
-$1/1 WQ
-$2 RR Earned
-$.01 MM!

Gift Tags (2) $.98 (clearance)

Ornament Hooks $.49 (clearance)

Overall, I spent $5.30 OOP (includes tax) and $7 RR. I earned $12 in RR, so not a bad deal for all of this stuff. My total would have been $1.60 less if she would have given me the full price off of the Puffs. Either way it was still free, so I can't complain!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

CVS 12/30 Savings of 96%

Just an okay trip to CVS today. I haven't done the Kodak Photobook deal yet as I read Kodak won't be reimbursing CVS for those coupons. Here is what I did get though.

Oral-B Vitality Toothbrush (2) $46 (used raincheck)
-(2) $10/1 MQs
-$26 ECB Earned

Dawn Dish Soap (5) $4.70
-(5) $.50/1 MQs
-$2.20 or $.44 each

Tone Body Wash $2.49 (clearance)
-$1/1 MQ
-$3 ECB Earned
-$1.51 MM!

Walgreens 12/30 Savings of 101%

I think I am done with the Chex Mix deal at Walgreens with the 20 bags that I have bought. However, I think it is a better deal to do it on Saturday of this week so you can use the $.99/3 Wags Coupon in their monthly booklet. With that and depending what coupons you had, you could get 6 bags and make a couple of bucks. If you didnt have any coupons other than that Walgreens one, you could get 6 bags for $.46 or $.08 each! Anyhow, here is what I got today!

Chex Mix (5) $4.95
-(2) $.50/2 MQ
- $.50/1 MQ
-3.50 RR Earned
-$.05 MM!

Colgate Toothbrush $2.99
-$1/1 WQ
-$2 RR Earned
-$.01 MM!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Target 12/29 Savings of 93%

It was nice to walk through Target today and be able to look around at the clearance without worrying about having Haylee with me. I didn't really buy a whole lot, but took it as a compliment when the ladies behind me enjoyed watching my coupon usage. Here is what I bought for $1.21 plus $1.06 tax. My subtotal was $ a savings of 93%

Kandoo Wipes (3) $4.95
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$1.95 or $.65 each

Ponds Travel Wipes $.97
-$1/1 MQ
-$.03 MM!

Vaseline Lotion $2.50
-$1/1 MQ
-$1.50/ TQ

Old Spice Trial Deoderants (3) $2.91
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$.09 MM!

Degree Deoderant Travel $.97
-$1/1 MQ
-$.03 MM!

Dove Body Wash Trial $.97
-$2/1 MQ
-$1.03 MM!

Dove Deoderant Trial $.97
-$1/1 MQ
-$.03 MM!

Olay Bar Soap $.97
-$2/1 MQ
-$1.03 MM!

Christmas Gift Bags (3) $1.50 (clearance)
-$.50 each

Walmart 12/29 Savings of 89%

I picked up a couple of things at Walmart while I was there for my eye appointment and to get my mom a new phone. I was on the lookout for the Gillette Fusion Gift Sets for $4.44, but was unsuccessful :( Oh well, my subtotal before tax was $6.75 and after coupons was $.75. That is a savings of 89%!

Similac Ready Feed Formula $3.84
-$3/1 MQ

Gain Dish Detergent (3) $2.91
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$.09 MM!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Walgreens 12/27...Saved 88%

A quick trip to Walgreens to check out the clearance deals. Here is what I got.

Chex Mix (5) $4.95
-(2) $.50/2
-$3.50 RR
-$.45 or $.09 each

Coffee Mug (2) $.66 or $.33 each (clearance)

McGraw Colgne $4.99 (clearance)
-$5/1 Coty Frangrance from All You
-$.01 MM!

Stetson After Shave $2.49 (clearance)
-$2/1 MQ

Before coupons and tax my total was $13.09. After coupons I paid $5.09 plus tax and got $3.50 back in RR for the Chex Mix, so a savings of 88%!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Target 12/26.....69% Savings

So, I have recently started to use the Savings Tracker (Excel Spreadsheet) to track my coupons used and the percentage that I have saved. At the end of each month I will do an update. Anyways, here is what Jason and I got at Target today! Before coupons our subtotal was $101.07 and after was $31.21 :)

Garland (2) $3 (clearance)
-$3 or $1.50 each

Air Wick Refils (2) $8.48 (clearance)
-(2) $1/1
-$6.48 or $3.24 each

Air Wick Warmers (2) $3.98
-(2) Free WYB Refil MQs
-(2) Free WYB Refil TQs
-$3.98 MM!

Secret Trial Deoderant (3) $2.91
-(3) $1/1
-$.09 MM!

Degree Trial Deoderant (2) $1.94
-(2) $1/1 TQ
-$.06 MM!

NY Nail Polosh (4) $6.10
-$2/2 MQ
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-(4) $1/1 TQs
-$1.90 MM!

Tide Travel Detergant (4) $3.88
-(4) $1/1 MQs
-$.12 MM!

Baby's 1st Christmas Ornament $5 (clearance)

Air Wick Candle (3) $7.62 (clearance)
-(3) $2/1 MQs
- $1.62 or $.54 each

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes $2.24
-Free MQ signed up for- took off max because I didn't know how much they were
-$.65 MM!

Beggin Strips (2) $5.38
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-(2) $1/1 TQs
-$1.38 or $.69 each

Neutrogena Eye Liner $3.48 (clearance)
-$3/1 MQ

Herbal Essence Trials (3) $2.91
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$.09 MM!

Herbal Essence Spray Gel $2.99
-Free when you buy shampoo MQ

Christmas Dog Toys $1.25 (clearance)

Peppermint Oreos (2) $2.78 (clearance)
-$1/2 TQ
-$1.78 or $.89 each

Oreo Cakesters $2.54
-Free when you buy 2 Oreos MQ

Milk $2.67

French Fries $2.29

Rotella Bread $1.49

Honey Made Crackers $1.64 (clearance)

Tortilla Chips $1.05 (clearance)

Coffeemate Creamer (2) $3.48
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$1.48 or $.74 each

Barilla Plus Pasta (4) $7.36
-(2) BOGO MQs
-$3.68 or $.92 each

Little Debbie Snacks $.80 (clearance)

Pillsbury Brownie Mix $.79 (clearance)
-$.40/1 MQ

Pillsbury Cake Mix $.84 (clearance)

Pillsbury Frosting $.84 (clearance)
-$.40/1 MQ

Kraft Cheese (2) $4.38
-(2) $1/1 MQs
- $1/2 TQ
-$1.38 or $.69 each

Life Saver Gummie Wreaths (4) $6.96
-(4) $1/1 MQs
-$2.96 or $.74 each

Friday, December 24, 2010

CVS and Walgreens 12/23 and Haylee with Santa!!!

I had to go to CVS and Walgreens today to use up Jingle Cash and Extra Care Bucks before they expired. I did pretty good for having to "use them up". At Walgreens I did two transactions, but will list it as one to make it easier on me.

This is from Walgreens

Wonka Bars (4) $8
-(2) $3/2 MQs
-(2) $1/2 WQs

Gain Dish Soap (2) $3.58
-(2) $.50/1 MQs
- $1.80 WQ
-$.78 or $.39 each

Reach Toothbrush (4) $7.16
-(4) $1/1 MQs
-$3.20 WQ
$.04 MM!

Dunkin Donuts Coffee (2) $11.98
-(2) $1.50/1 MQs
-(2) $1 RR earned
- $6.98 or $3.49 each (not great, but they are french vanilla....mmm)

Similac Ready Feed Formula (2) $8.98
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$2.25 BOGO 1/2 off sale
-$.73 or $.37 each (I thought $.83 at Target/Walmart was good :)

Overall I saved 75% at Walgreens. Before all coupons and sales, my total should have been $39.89. I ended up paying $7.05 OOP and getting $2 RR back. I spent $4.50 in RR too. Not bad though!

This is from CVS

Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner (2) $6.98
-BOGO Free MQ took off $4.99
-$2 ECB
-$.01 MM!
-I also needed these to finish up my P&G $20 MIR

Pantene Hair Spray $3.49
-$1/2 MQ (paired with one item from above)
-$2 ECB
-I didn't need this, but I was trying to recycle my ECBs

Coke 12 pack (4) $13
-$3 ECB
-$10 or $2.50 each
-Jason was going to pay $6 for a case, and I had him wait. Better deal and I got to use up ECB on something that we use/consume :)

Peanut Butter M&Ms (2) $5
-$1/2 MQ
-$2 ECB
-$2 or $1 each
-Again, didn't need just trying to recycle ECBs!

Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner (2) $8
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$8 ECB (used Raincheck from Black Friday)
-$2 MM!

Gillette Deoderant $4
-$2 MQ
-$4 ECB (used Raincheck from Black Friday)
-$2 MM!

Thermacare Heat Wrap $2.79
-$1 MQ
-$2.79 ECB
-$1 MM!

My subtotal was -$1.65 and I ended up paying $.12 OOP. Before coupons, my total should have been $43.24. I used up around $8 ECB that didn't get recycled (the coke). So really I saved 83%!!

And last, but certainly not the least, here is Haylee with Santa for the first time! My mom and I waited in the line for about an hour and when we got up there I seen it was $20 for two 5 x 7 photos. Luckily, I was prepared with my camera. She sat on Santa's lap for about a minute, I took two pictures and I thought this one was perfect. She wasn't scared at all! That's my girl :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Walgreens 12/10 $3.13 MM! and that includes tax :)

I was hoping there would be tissue paper left when I got to Walgreen's and they had plenty! My trip worked out almost perfectly. The only problems were, I didn't see any signage for the Revlon Nail Polish and the 4-day ad was out not the original ad. So, instead I substituted all of my Snickers Nutcrackers for the nailpolish. I was waiting to buy the 18 of these for when I was going to do this tissue paper deal again. The other problem came with my Butterfinger Snackerz. The cashier only took off $.39 for each instead of the original price. Oh well, they were still less than $.20 each.

Hallmark Tissue Paper (5) $5.94
-$3.94 WQ
-$5 RR
-$3 MM!

Butterfinger Snackerz (4) $3.38
-$1.82 WQ
-(2) BOGO $.78
-$.78 or $.19 each

Snickers Nutcrackers (18) $6
-(3) $2/3

Crest Toothpaste $3.49
-$.75 MQ
-$2.50 RR

Playtex Tampons $6.99
-$2 MQ
-$2 RR

Because my order before tax was over $25, I got the Bonus $5 RR! I started with $14 in RR, but could only use $9, so had $5 left over and earned another $14.50. I soent $2.38 OOP, so it was a $3.13 MM! I have $19.50 now to spend and am planning another trip today to take advantage of the Hallmark money maker and the bonus RRs.

Here is a picture of Haylee with a bow in her hair that Aunt Kristin made for her!

Savings Blog to Date:
Coupons: $2666.51
RR/ECB: $1185.34
Rebates: $229.03
Total: $4080.88

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Target 12/9 with 90% Savings!

Aunt Anna watched Haylee while I went to Target to take back the things from my last trip the cashier wouldn't take coupons for. This is what she was doing when I got home at 7:15! What a cutie pie :)

This Target trip was so so so much better and the lady at Customer Service was so nice when I told her the situation. So glad I got my candles too!!! The only down side to this trip was that I could not find the travel size Hungry Hungry Hippos games. Oh well, see below for how I did!

Barilla Plus Pasta $1.84
-Free MQ (from Viewpoints)

Smart Ones Meals (10) $18
-$3.60 Target Promo Buy 4 Get 1 Free
-$4/10 MQ
-Free MQ $1.80(from e-mailing for not being able to print $4/10 TQ)
-$8.60 or $.86 each

Similac Ready Feed Formula (2) $7.72
-(2) $3 MQs
-$1.72 or $.86 each

Airwick Candles (3) $8.97
-(3) $3/1 MQs
-$.03 MM!

Olay Lotion (2) $14.80
-(2) Free when you buy Body Wash up to $7
-$5 TQ when you buy two
-$4.20 MM!

Olay Body Wash (2) $10
-$10 MIR (1/2 of the P&G rebate $20 when you spend $50)
-Free! (although this doesn't come until later :)

Savings Blog to Date:
Coupons: $2651.22
RR/ECB: $1176.34
Rebates: $229.03
Total: $4056.59

Monday, December 6, 2010

Haylee in one of her new outfits from Once Upon a Child

I put this on Haylee this morning and couldn't help but take pictures of her because she looked too cute in this outfit. I bought it at Once Upon a Child Saturday during their big clearance event. It still had the tags on it from Children's Place and I bought it for $3.60!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Target 12/5 ...... Headache of a trip!

So the first pictures is of everything that went wrong in this trip while the second picture is everthing that made me money.

Here is the story behind the "problem" items. Starting with the not pictured...I picked up three Air Wick Candles that were $2.99 and tried to use three $3 manufacturers coupons. I am glad I was paying attention while the coupons were being taken off. For some reason it was only taking off $1 for each coupon. Apparently this put me on the cashiers bad side. She started saying stuff about how they get in trouble for "giving stuff away for free". Excuse me what? I said "Target is still getting paid for these, but it is by the manufacturer. Anyways, she wouldn't fix it for me and asked if I wanted to take the candles off my order. I said yes, she gave the coupons back and I will try it at a different Target $$Next, I picked up 4 Air Wick Oil Refils at $2.99 a piece and 3 Night Light Holders. This is how it should have went, but she gave most of my coupons back to me so these will be going back.

Air Wick Refils (4) $$11.96
-$3/3 MQ

Air Wick Night Light Warmers (3) $5.97
-(3) Free when you buy refil MQs (5.97)
-(2) Free when you buy 2 refils TQs ($3.98)
-$3.98 MM

So, I will be taking these all back and getting like $20 back. I will also be taking back the Barilla Pasta that I thought I had the free coupon for from VocalPoint, but had the BOGO Friends coupon instead.

Here are the good/great deals I picked up though.

I was able to get the six sleepwear items for a $7.12 profit by shopping off the clearance racks. I plan to give the shorts for Christmas, maybe keep a top and donate the rest.

The other big money maker was the Beneful dog food. I bought seven for $11.34 ($1.62 each), but had $14 in MQs ($2 each), so a $2.66 MM!

Overall, the trip was good. Could have been great if the cashier didn't act as though I was robbing her. She tried to tell me she was doing me a favor by accepting some of my coupons. I then informed her that all of my coupons were legit and she stopped at that. I will be contacting Target though, as she was way out of line for basically saying that I was using the coupons wrong.

Savings Blog to Date:
Coupons: $2614.58
RR/ECB: $1176.34
Rebates: $229.03
Total: $4019.95

Thursday, December 2, 2010

JC Penney, Haylee's Winter Coat for 73% off

I am probably a terrible mom, but I haven't gotten Haylee's winter coat yet. Well, there WAS a code for JC Penney Online for $10 off $10 or more. I got it shipped to the store for free and will just have to go pick it up! The coat I got was originally $49.99, on sale for $24.99. I used Shop At Home to get 6% back...which is $1.50.

I couldn't get a picture of it, but here it is on the JCP website. I got the blue one!

So, I paid $16 and some change which includes tax and will get the $1.50 in my Shop at Home account!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walgreens 12/1 85% Savings....I think!

Starting this one off with pictures of Haylee. Here she is with Great Grandpa Anderson and eating her first pickle!

I had to hit up Walgreens for their Friends and Family 15% off sale today. It was also the start of a four day sale. I got everything in the picture above for $6.53 OOP. I had ALOT of RR from Black Firday, but I don't know exactly how many. I have $14 left now. Here is the break down...

Gillette Proglide Fusion Razor $9.99
-$1.50 (15% Friends and Family)
-$4 MQ
-$4 RR (just realized this didn't print, so I will be going back)

Olay Regenerist Face Wash (3) $19.47
-$2.92 (15% Friends and Family)
-(3) $5 MQs from P&G Booklet
-$1.55 or $.52 each

Natrol Melatonin (3)$9 (3 transactions)
-(3) $3 MQs
-$9 RR ($3 each)
-$9 MM!!

Loreal Excellence Hair Color $7.99
-$1.20 (15% Friends and Family)
-$2 MQ
-$.85 WQ

M&Ms (4) $10
-$1.50 (15% Friends and Family)
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$5 RR
-$1.50 or $.38 each

Neutrogena Eye Shadow (2) $9.58
-$1.44 (15% Friends and Family)
-$3 MQ
-$2.04 BOGO 1/2 off sale
-$3.10 or $1.55 each

Envelopes (3) $3.87
-$.58 (15% Friends and Family)
-$1.80 WQ
-$1.49 or $.50 each

Bic Lighters (2) $5.98
-$.90 (15% Friends and Family)
-$1.50 MQ
-$1 MQ
-$2 WQ
-$.58 or $.29 each

Russel Stovers Santa Candies (3) $.87
-$.13 (15% Friends and Family)
-$.74 or $.25 each

SalonPas $5.99
-$.90 (15% Friends and Family)
-$6 RR
$.91 MM!

Savings Blog to Date:
Coupons: $2519.11
RR/ECB: $1176.34
Rebates: $229.03
Total: $3924.48