Sunday, September 30, 2012

CVS 9/30/12....WOW!

I bought some $4/$20 from Ebay again. I love that my CVS will allow me to use as many in my transaction as I want so I don't have to split it up. This time I was just over $80, so I got to use 4 :) Here is how I did:

Pampers (3) $28.50
-(3) $1.50/1 MQs (from Cheerios boxes)
-$10 ECB Earned (needed the Puffs for this too)
-$14 or $4.67 each

Puffs (2) $1.98
-$1/2 MQ (from inside of Pampers box)
-$.98 or $.49 each

Soft Soap Bodywash (2) $7
-(2) $1/1 MQs (from inside of Colgate toothpaste box)
-$4 ECB Earned
-$1 or $.50 each

Nexxus (2) $20.28
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$10 ECB Earned
-$5 Savingstar Credit Earned
-$5.07 (25% CVS Q)
-$5.79 MM!

Schick Quattro $10.49
-$4 MQ
-$4 ECB Earned
-$2.62 (25% CVS Q)
-$.13 MM!

Physician's Formula Mascara $9.99
-$7 ECB Earned
-$2.50 (25% CVS Q)

Subtotal: $78.24 (oops, I thought I was over $80 before tax, but I wasn't...all 4 came off though)
MQs: $17.50
Savingstar Credit: $5
CVS Qs/ECBs: $57.69
Tax: $3.79
OOP: $1.84

Also, I used $33.58 in ECBs and got back $35. The increase almost covers my OOP meaning that this was all free :)

Toys R' Us Gerber Baby Food Clearance!

So, when I saw this I grabbed my coupons and headed back. Unfortunately I didn't look for my yogurt coupons, but oh well. Here is how I did:

Gerber 2nds Foods (12) $13.33
-$7.33 (clearance discount)
-(6) $.75/2 MQs
-$1.50 or $.13 per pack or $.06 per container!

Gerber Puffs 3 pack (2) $11.98
-$6.18 (clearance discount)
-$1/2 MQ (I wonder if they would have let it fly if I tried to use 3?)
-$4.80 or $2.40 per 3 pack or $.80 per container!

Gerber Yogurt Blends (3) $8.97
-$6.27 (clearance discount)
-$.90 per 4-pack or $.23 per yogurt!

Overall, if I would have paid full price (which would never happen!) this would have cost $34.28. However, after clearance and coupons I paid $9 which is a savings of 73.7%! I didn't even have to work hard for this one either :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Walgreens TOO :) 9/16

This was fun too! Although I don't get to see all of the rewards now, I know they are there! Here is how I did:

ID Gum (12) $12
-(6) BOGO MQ (took off $7.40)
-6000 BR Earned ($6)
-$1.40 MM!

Glade Oil Warmers (3) $4
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$2 RR Earned
-1000 BR Earned ($1)
-$2 MM!

Blistex $2
-$2 RR Earned

Glade Expressions $2.99
-$2 MQ
-(2) $1 RR Earned
-$1.01 MM!

Mitchum Deoderant $1.99
-$.75/1 MQ
-2000 BR Earned ($2)

Huggies Slip-Ons $8.99
-$2/1 MQ
-$2/1 Wags Q
-1000 BR Earned ($1)

So, although I spent quite a bit OOP, I have 10,000 BR which equates to $10 if I redeemed now. I am going to save them up though! Altogether:

Subtotal: $30.97
MQs: $14.15
WQs: $2
Tax: $1.40
OOP: $16.22

I earned $10 and got $6 back in RR, therefore, this all cost me $.22!!!!!!!

I'm Back!! CVS 9/16.....This was fun :)

I have still been shopping although I haven't been posting. This was a pretty big shop and I since I got my new camera, I thought I should share! Here is how I did:

John Frieda Frizz Ease (2) $12.98
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$5 ECB Earned
-20 % CVS Q (took off $2.60)
-$3.38 or $1.69 each

Nexxus Shampoo (2) $20.28
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$10 ECB Earned
-20% CVS Q (took off $4.06)
-$.22 or $.11 each

Herbal Essences Shampoo/Hairspray (2) $7
-BOGO MQ (took off $6.99)

Pantene Shampoo/Hairspray (clearance) (2) $6.73
-BOGO MQ (took of $6.73)

Physician's Formula Eye Liner $10.49
-20% CVS Q (took off $2.10)
-$7 ECB Earned

Colgate Kids Toothpaste $2.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$1/1 CRT
-$2 ECB Earned
-$1.01 MM!

Colgate Total $2.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$2 ECB Earned
-$.01 MM!

Hershey's Simple Pleasures (2) $6
-(2) $2/1 MQs
-$2/2 CVS Q

Pampers Box Diapers $25
Gerber Yogurt Melts (3) $6
-$3/1 MQ (diapers)
-(3) $1/1 (melts)
-$10 ECB Earned
-$15 for 112 diapers and FREE melts! (just over $.13 per diaper)

So, I bought the $4/$20 from Ebay and was able to use 5 of those in this transaction. I also used the 20% off coupon that was e-mailed to me. I have put in the 20% above in the non-sale items which adds up to $8.76. However, that coupon only took off $6.23. Anyways, here is the total breakdown:

Subtotal: $100.46
MQs: $34.72
CVS Qs: $55.23 (includes 4/20 and ECBs)
Tax: $4.02
OOP: $14.53
Savings: 85.5%

I started with $28 ECBs and ended with $37. The increase of $9 means that this really cost $5.53 after tax! Oh yeah, I clearly earned $5 ECB for the beauty club today too! So, this cost $.53 after tax :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

CVS 8/5.....AMAZING!!!

So, I lost my camera about three weeks ago and haven't bought a replacement yet. (this is why I haven't posted--also because I have been crazy busy) Anyways, my trip to CVS this morning was so good that I took a picture with my phone and e-mailed it to myself. I wasn't sure if all the coupons I wanted to use would fly, but they did and I had a great trip :) Here are the details:

Pampers Diapers/Easy Ups (3) $26.97
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$4/1 MQ
-$5/$25 CRT
-$10 ECB wyb $30 P&G products (more below)
-$1.97 or $.66 each

Pampers Wipes $3.49
-FREE MQ wyb diapers (took off $3.99)
-$.50 MM!

Puffs Tissues (4) $6
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$1/$5 CRT
-$3 or $.75 each

Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner/Styler (4) $21.56
-(2) $3/2 MQs
-$2/3 CRT
-$3/$15 Beauty CRT
-Sale: Free Styler wyb shampoo or conditioner (took off $11.58)
-$1.02 MM!

General Mills Bars (5) $10
-(3) $.60/1 MQs
-$.60/2 MQ
-$2 SavingStar Credit Earned
-$3 ECB Earned
-$2.60 or $.52 each

Bumble Bee Tuna (2) $1.76
-$1/2 MQ
-$.76 or $.38 each

Sally Hansen Nail Polish (5) $14.95
-$5/$15 CRT
-(5) $1/1 MQs
-$3 ECB Earned
-$1.95 or $.39 each

Revlon Nail Clippers $2.87
-$2/1 CRT
-$1/1 MQ
-$.13 MM!

On top of these already great deals, I used (4) $4/$20 that I bought on Ebay and I used a 25% off that came in my e-mail. I am not sure how that was calculated, but this turned out to be a huge MONEYMAKING trip!

Subtotal: $87.60
MQs: $31.39
CRTs/Sales: $29.58
ECBs Used: $9
Ebay/Email CVS Qs: $19.51
Tax: $2.57
OOP: $.69
SavingStar Credit: $2

What is not reflected above is that I used $9 ECBs but I got $16 back as well. So, with that and the SavingStar credit, I came out ahead $8.31!!!!! (and that includes tax)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CVS 7/3....Sunscreen and Formula!

So, I did two transactions so I could use two $5/$20. Here is the breakdown:

Hawaiian Tropic (2) $19.98
Nexxus Hairspray $3.19
-(2) $2/1 HT MQ
-$3/1 Nexxus CVSQ
-$10 ECB Earned (HT)
-$1.17 or $.39 per item :)
**This is amazing for sunscreen!!

Gerber Formula $22.99
-$7.50/1 MQ (catalina from Walgreens)
-$10.49 (paid with $10 ECB from previous to make it $.49 OOP!)

Subtotal: $46.16
MQs: $11.50
CVS Qs: $31
Tax: $1.27
OOP: $4.93 on gift card from transferred prescription

Savings: 100%

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June Savings Totals!

So, this is probably a lot easier than me listing out my savings details for the month! However, it does not show the tax that I spent. Although it is included in the "My Price" column, I like to separate it out to see how much of it was tax :)

This month I spent $39.65 on tax! That is over 18% of what I spent this month!

I also like to point out that half way through the year, my budget allows me to spend $1800 and I have only spent $1518.39 ;)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Walgreens 6/30....MM Bayer!

So, this is four transactions from three different stores listed all in one. I didn't want to clear out all the Bayer at one location so went to different stores. The first two were priced at $3.19 so no problem with the coupons. However, the last store, (my regular) they were $2.99. I told them right from the beginning the coupons would need to be adjusted down. The cashier called the manager over who said they can't. I see it's in the corporate policy but didn't have my copy. He said he had his and I asked if he could get it. He came back five minutes later and said yep we can adjust it down. He wasn't happy because he also had to make a stab about it saying one offer printed per customer. I wanted to chime in and say that I always ask permission before I buy a lot of a deal, but let it go with thanks for looking for me :)

Here is the breakdown:

Bayer Low Dose (21) $65.59 + $7.98 for coupons from eBay
-(21) $3/1 MQs
-$30 RR Earned
-$19.43 MM!

Suave Shampoo/Conditioner (2) $2
-$2 RR Earned

Doritos (2) $8.58 (wanted water but were out)
-BOGO Sale
-$4.29 or $2.15 each

Pro Clearz $4.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$5.49 MIR
-$1.50 MM!

Subtotal: $89.14
MQ: $63.93
WQ/Sale/RR: $14.29
MIR: $5.49
Tax: $5.08
OOP: $10.51
Savings: 88.2%

This doesn't take into account that I started with $0 RR and ended with $22 :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

CVS 6/28......Sally Hansen Nail Polish!

Like I have previously said, I will be stopping by CVS each day this week to get my $2 hair care coupon to get a free item that will get me closer to my $10 gas card. Today I opted to spend a little for something that I wanted though. After this trip I have $11.20 towards the gas card! Here is how I did:

Tresemme Dry Shampoo $2.74 (clearance)
-$2/1 CRT

Garnier Putty $2.39 (clearance)
-$1/1 CRT
-$1/1 MQ

Hershey's Simple Pleasures Trial Size (3) $2.01
-(3) $1/1 CRTs
-$.99 MM!

Sally Hansen Nail Polish (8) $13.52 (clearance)
-(8) $1/1 MQs
-$5.52 or $.69 each

Subtotal: $20.66
MQ: $9
Tax: $1.31
OOP: $0 (paid with gift card from transferred prescription)
Savings: 100%

Thursday, June 28, 2012

CVS 6/27....Clearance Make-up and Hair Care!

I really just want to keep scanning my card each day to get the $2/1 hair product coupon. Each day I have used it to get free shampoo or conditioner and closer to a $10 gas card. So far I have "spent" $8.46 towards the card with $0 OOP :) Also, I tried to used a $5/$20 and a $3/$20 cosmetic but that didn't work. Oh well, without the $3/$10 my subtotal after coupons was $.14! Anyways, here is the breakdown:

Garnier Shampoo (3) $5.97 (clearance)
-(3) $1/1 CVS Qs
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$.03 MM!

Garnier Style $2.19 (clearance)
-$1/1 CVS Q
-$1/1 MQ

Herbal Essences Conditioner $1.99 (clearance-counted towards gas card)
-$2/1 CVS Q
-$.01 MM!

Sally Hansen Nail Polish (4) $7 (clearance)
-(4) $1/1 MQs
-$3 or $.75 each

Almay Concealer $2.62 (clearance)
-$1/1 MQ

Revlon Liner $2.37 (clearance)
-$2/1 MQ

Subtotal: $22.14
MQs: $11
CVS Qs: $11
Tax: $1.20
OOP: $1.34

Savings: 93.9%

So, I like to figure my savings after clearance prices and including tax because it is money out of my pocket. However, just for fun, I calculated it on the retail price and without including tax (like on TLCs Extreme Couponing) and my savings was like 99.79% savings!

Monday, June 25, 2012

CVS 6/25....Diapers!

I get a little panicky at the thought of paying full price for diapers. Haylee is down to two packs left and daycare will need some soon because I only took her one pack the last time she requested some. The CVS baby deal couldn't have come at a better time. The clearance Jeans diapers counted too :) Here is how I did in two transactions:

Huggies Jeans Diapers (6) $35.94 (clearance)
Huggies Wipes (2) $4.38
-(2) $2/2 MQs
-$10 ECB Earned
-$26.32 or $4.38 each and free wipes! (this doesn't include the two $5/$20 I used)

Colgate Sensitive Relief Toothpaste (2) $9.70
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-(2) $1/1 CVS Qs
-$8 ECB Earned
-$2.30 MM!

Aussie Conditioner (2) $3.98 (clearance and counts towards gas card!)
-$1/2 MQ
-(2) $2/1 CVS Qs
-$1.02 MM!

Hershey's Simple Pleasure (2) $1.34
-(2) $1/1 CVS Qs
-$.66 MM!

Subtotal: $55.34
MQs: $7
CVS Qs/ECB/GC:  $51.46
OOP: $0 (used gift card from prescription)

Savings: 100%

Monday, June 18, 2012

CVS 6/18....Diapers :)

This is four transactions at CVS so I could use four $5/$20. I thought it was fun and the cashier was great too!

Pampers (2) $25.98 (clearance)
-(2) $1.50/1 MQs
-$22.98 or $11.49 each or $.17/diaper

Huggies $5.99 (clearance)
-$2/1 MQ

HP Printer Ink (2) $6.74 (clearance)
-$3.37 each

Dove Dry Shampoo (2) $7
-(2) $.75/1 MQs
-$4 until get $5 ECB back
-$5.50 or $2.75 each

Trix (2) $3.76
-(2) $.50/1 MQs
-$.50 Savingstar Credit
-$2.26 or $1.13 each (over my target price, but was able to use $4/$20)

Crystal Light Mix (48) $24
-(22) $1/2 MQs
-(4) $.50/1 MQs

Electro Dehydration Shot $4.79
-$4.79 ECB Earned

Colgate Toothbrushes $2.99 (clearance)
-$.75/1 MQ
-$3 ECB Earned
-$.76 MM!

Almay Liner $1.95 (clearance)
-$1/1 MQ

Subtotal: $83.20
MQ: $33.25
SavingStar Credit: $.50
Tax: $3.28
OOP: $8.73
Savings: 89.5%

Walgreens 6/18.....Suave :)

This is two different Walgreens and five different transactions. I really didn't need anything, but the file folder labels will be nice to have when I set up folders for all of my students next year! Here is how I did combined:

Suave (6) $6
-$6 RR Earned

Colgate Total (2) $6
-$1/1 MQ
-$.50/1 MQ
-$5 RR Earned
-$.50 MM!

Redbull (2-although just one pictured) $3

Post-It File Folder Labels (2) $1.98 (clearance)
-$.99 each

Pencil $.20

Subtotal: $17.18
MQ: $1.50
WQ/RR: $12.50
Tax: $.99
OOP: $4.17

Savings: 75.7%

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CVS 6/17, Last Minute Deals!

I went on Saturday night to get in on the John Frieda deal. I know it is a month long deal, but I didn't know if the prices were going to change. I did two transactions, but made two bad mistakes in the first one : ( I forgot my $3 CVS John Frieda coupon and I added the eye shadow thinking that I had it. Anyways here it all is together:

John Frieda Frizz-Ease $8
John Frieda Hair Color $12
-FREE Hair color MQ in mail
-$1/1 MQ
-$5 ECB Earned
-$2 or $1 each (I used a $5/$20 though, so it was actually a MM!)

Dove Bodywash (2) $12
Dove Dry Shampoo (2) $7
-(2) $2/2 MQs (beeped but pushed through)
-$5 ECB Earned
-$4/$20 Beauty Purchase
-$6 or $1.50 each (I have been trying to find a deal on dry shampoo)

Maybeline Eye Shadow (2) $4.30 (clearance)
-$4.30 or $2.15 each

York $1.87
-needed filler to use $10 ECB

Subtotal: $45.17
MQ: $17
Tax: $2.03
OOP: $3.20
Savings: 92.9%

Friday, June 8, 2012

CVS 6/8- Quick Trip, but Great Trip!

I have been deprived of couponing this week due to starting my first two grad classes. They happen to be all day (8am-5pm) this week and next week. When I am not there I am doing homework or reading. Anyways, I finally had a chance to read the blogs I follow. I seen there was a $5/$20 CVS Q in the paper and that reminded me about the $1.99 Coke coupon that would be printing out today too. Anyways, here is how I did in two transactions so I could use two $5/$20:

Coke $4
-$1.99 CVS Q (took off $2.01)

Accu-Chek $9.99
-$9.99 MIR
-$9.99 ECB Earned
-$9.99 MM!

Covergirl Mascara (2) $19.98
-BOGO 1/2 sale (took off $5)
-BOGO MQ (took off $9.99)
-$1/1 MQ
-$4/$12 CRT
-$.01 MM!

Venus & Olay Razor (2) $20.98
-BOGO MQ (took off $10.49)
-$10 ECB Earned
-$.49 or $.25 each

Subtotal: $54.95
MQ: $21.48
SQ/CRT/ECB: $34.01
MIR: $9.99
Tax: $1.59
OOP: $8.94 MM!

Also, I spent $13 in RRs and earned $19.99 so it was a great shopping trip! The Venus & Olay Razor has a satisfaction guarantee right on the front too. If you don't love it, send it back with the receipt for 2x your money back! I will be holding on to my receipt just in case :)

Walgreens- Goody Headbands!

I wasn't planning on going to Walgreens. However, I wanted to run to CVS to get my $1.99 Coke so I decided to stop while I was out. I did five transactions to use my $2 Ecotrin RRs from last week. Here is how I did:

Goody Headbands (5) $10
-(5) $2 RR Earned

Omega Smart $10
-$10 RR Earned

Subtotal: $20
RR Used: $20
Tax: $1.40
OOP: $1.40
Savings: 93% (includes tax) 100% without ^_^

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CVS 6/3......A little bit of ALOT!

I don't really know what to say besides I had three $4/$20 CVS Qs left from the five I bought on eBay. I have only bought these one other time and then I used them one at a time. However, I read that you could use as many as you want at a time that your transaction allows. It does look a little weird to the cashier when I hand him three of the same coupon (although they have different codes). Anyways, here is how I did:

Speed Stick $2.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$2 ECB Earned
-$.01 MM!

Physician's Formula Cream $19.29
-$15 ECB Earned
-$4.29 (not free, but my mom was requesting!)

Crest Mouthwash $5.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$5 ECB Earned
-$.01 MM!

Starbucks Refreshers (2) $3
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$1 ECB Earned

Gillette Sensor 3 (2) $18.98
-BOGO MQ (took off $9.49)
-$11.02 to spend to earn $10
-$9.49 or $4.75 each

Oral-B Floss $2.77
-$1/1 MQ
-$2 ECB Earned
-$.23 MM!

Oral-B Cross Action Toothbrush $5.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$1/1 CRT
-$5 ECB Earned
-$1.01 MM!

Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrush $2.77
-$1/1 MQ
-$1/1 CRT
-$2 ECB Earned
-$1.23 MM!

Physician's Formula Concealer $12.49
-$4/$12 Make-up CRT
-$5 ECB Earned
-$12.49 MIR
-$9 MM!

Subtotal: $74.27
MQ: $16.49
MIR: $12.49
Tax: $3.71
OOP: $1
Savings: 98.7%

Also, I started with $30 ECBs and ended with $38. I will also get $10 back when I spend another $11 on the "Olay" deal :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

May Savings Totals!

I did a lot of Walgreens shopping this month using ALOT of register rewards. Therefore, my store savings are high this month!

I was under budget again this month :) Here is how I did:

Subtotal (after sale/clearance prices): $1356.66
Manufacturer Coupons: $452.07
Store Coupons (includes ECBs/RRs/Gift Cards): $599.72
Mail-In-Rebates: $45.24
Tax: $34.26
Out-Of-Pocket: $293.89 ($6.11 to spare!)
Savings (including tax): 80.86%

NEW CVS = FREE coupons in the mail!

A new CVS opened on Sunday just five blocks from my house. I just got coupons in the mail yesterday and they were AMAZING. Here is how I did:

Crest 2.7 oz (2) $5.34
-$6 ECB Earned
-$.66 MM!

Bayer Advanced $4.29
-$1/1 MQ
-FREE CVS Q from mailer
-$1 MM!

CVS Dental Pick (2) $15.58
-$3 CVS Q from mailer
-$5 ECB Earned
-$7.58 or $3.79 each

Palmolive $1.77
-FREE CVS Q from mailer

Coke 2L $1.99
-FREE CVS Q from mailer

L'oreal Nail Polish $5.79
-$3/1 CVS Q
-$1/1 MQ
-$1.79 ($9.21 to earn $5 ECBs)

However, I had a $4/$20 I bought on eBay, $3/$15 that came in the mailer and a $5 gift card that I got from meeting the pharmacy!

So, overall, here is the breakdown:

Subtotal: $34.76
MQ: $2
SQ/GC: $32.05
Tax: $1.37
OOP: $2.08

Savings: 94%

Also, I used $4 ECBs and ended with $11. So, actually this was all a moneymaker when you take into account the $7 increase in ECBs!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CVS 5/29.....Physician's Formula

I bought 5 $4/$20 CVS Qs on Ebay to get extra savings on the Physician's Formula. I also got another $1 off toothbrush CRT so used that to get over $20 and get a free toothbrush. Here is how I did:

Physician's Formula $19.29
-$15 ECB Earned ($1.90 towards beauty club too!)

Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.99
-$1/1 CRT
-$2 ECB Earned
-$.01 MM!

Subtotal: $22.28
CVS Qs: $13.75
Tax: $.86
OOP: $9.39
Savings: 58%

I started with $8.75 in ECBs and ended with $18. This is an increase of $9.25 which is almost what I spent OOP, therefore, almost free!

Walgreens 5/30...More Ecotrin!

I got overage at Walgreens! I repeat, I got overage at Walgreens!!!!

So, I bought 40 of the $5/2 Ecotrin coupons on Ebay in preparation for this deal. Believe it or not, but those coupons weren't very expensive either. Less than $.25 each. Anyways, I thought my favorite BA was just awesome and putting my $5 coupons in at full value when the register asked. However, I went to a different Walgreens today that has the new registers and they scanned at $5 with no problems! I did the same transaction 5 times. Here is how I did:

Ecotrin (2) $3
-$5/2 MQ
-$2 RR Earned
-$4 MM!

Skintimate $2.99
-$2 RR Earned

I used the Skintimate as my filler to use up the rest of my $2 overage from the Ecotrin coupon.

Subtotal: $29.95
MQ: $25
Tax: $2.10
OOP: $7.05
Savings: 76%

This doesn't include the $20 RR I earned. If I add those into the mix, I really made $12.95!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CVS 5/24/12......

So yeah, this doesn't look like a great trip, but I sure enjoyed it! Here is what I got:

CVS Formula (2) $29.78
-BOGO 1/2 sale (took off $7.40)
-(2) $5/1 MQs
-$3/1 CRT
-$9.38 or $4.69 each

HP 02 Ink $3.37 (clearance)
-$3.37 (happens to be the color I need!)

Crest Toothpaste $4.49
Crest Mouthwash $5.49
-$1.50/1 MQ
-$3/1 MQ
-$1/1 CRT
-$5 ECB Earned
-$.52 MM!

Crest Mouthwash Trial $.99
-$1/1 CRT
-$.01 MM!

Physician's Formula (4) $49.96
-BOGO 1/2 sale (took off $11.50)
-$3/$10 CRT
-$10 Gas Card Earned
-$25 MIR Earned
-$5.24 MIR Earned
-$3.80 ECB Earned (beauty club- don't normally count them, but...)
-$8.58 MM!

Subtotal: $94.08
MQs: $14.50
CVSQ/GC/ECBs: $50.93
Tax: $3.60
OOP: $32.25
Savings: 70% not including MIRs or ECBs!

Target 5/23/12

I wanted to take advantage of the Banana Boat deal and also finish up my P&G rebate deal. I bought coupons on Ebay, but I didn't find any more clearance like I was hoping for. It still worked out okay though. Here is what I got:

Welch's Fruit Fizz (2) $5.08
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-(2) $1/1 TQs
-$1.08 or $.54 each or $.135 a can

Banana Boat (2) $11.48
-(2) $2/1 MQs
-(2) $1/1 TQs
-$5 Gift Card Earned
-$.48 or $.24 each

Nice'n Easy (6) $47.94
-(3) $5/2 MQs
-(6) $2/1 TQs
-$15 Gift Cards Earned
-$10 MIR Earned
-$4.06 MM!

Subtotal: $64.50
MQs: $21
TQs/GCs: $43.89
Tax: $1.64
OOP: $1.25
Savings: 98% (MM if you include the MIR!)

Walgreens 5/23/12.....88% Savings

I am trying to find a good way to use up all of my $.99 Register Rewards. I found these rulers on clearance for $.25. Because I am a math teacher, I will be able to use these :)

Here is how I did this trip:

Depends $4.49
-$1.50/1 MQ
-$3.50 RR Earned
-$.51 MM!

U Kotex $3.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$3 RR Earned
-$.01 MM!

Skinny Cow Candy (2) $5.98
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$2/2 WQ
-$1.98 or $.99 each

Sleep Sheets $4.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$5 RR Earned
-$1.01 MM!

Ruler (6) $1.50
-$1.50 or $.25 each

Subtotal: $20.95
MQ: $5.50
WQ/RR: $12.96
Tax: $1.05
OOP: $3.54
Savings: 88%

Tinkerbell Decorations I MADE!!!

I bought 4 canvases for a total of just over $10.

I used all of my free paint from recent freebies I signed up for to paint a coat on the canvases. Jason kept asking what I was going to do with all of this free paint and this was my first project!

I used painters tape to tape off sections and used a different color to paint in alternating sections.

I messed up on the bottom one by not painting the green blue : (

Next, I got these frames from Kohl's on clearance with an extra 30% back and earned Kohl's cash. I think before the Kohls' cash I spent $2.79 each on these for a total of just over $8.

I painted each one one of the three colors from the free paint samples. I don't know if you can tell here, but I kept them streaky looking. I like this look and it didn't take very long as you can tell it is not perfect.

Final product....well, kind of. I am going to hang them in Haylee's room
I forgot to say that I got the Tinkerbell pictures from a clearanced CVS calendar that cost $.75.
I am not a creative, artsy person, so I was excited when I was happy with the end product. I will let it be known that I took the canvas idea from Amy, our daycare provider, who got it from Pintrest. The painted frames with Tinkerbell are what I added!

Because I LOVE to save money, I was also excited that this costs less than $20 and the framed Tinkerbell's look like they are worth more than that to me :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Walgreens 5/16....Mac & Cheese and FREE Vitamins

I have read about people crashing the new system, but my favorite Walgreens still doesn't have it. However, I shopped at a different one to "waste" time and I crashed their system THREE times!  Anyways, I wanted to get Mac & Cheese and use up some $.99 RR from the Starbucks. For some reason it cut me off at 5 RRs too, so I have to pay OOP for my Kraft :(

I also found vitamins that were free after the IVC so I grabbed those and then went to my store to see if they had any. They didn't but I got more Starbucks and mac & cheese while I was there.

Here is how I did:
Starbucks (6) $5.94 + $2.10 (bought coupons on eBay)
-(6) FREE MQs
-$5.94 RR Earned
-$3.84 MM!
Applied Nutrition $4.99
-$5/1 IVC (adjusted)
Disney D3 Vitamins (2) $3.58
-$2/1 IVC (adjusted)
Mac & Cheese (26) $46.54
-BOGO in-ad Q (took off $23.27)
-$23.27 or $.90 each
Subtotal: $61.05
MQs: $5.94
WQs/RRs: $50.65
Tax: $.60
Total: $5.06
Savings: 91.7%

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Walgreens...Starbucks Refreshers!

I want to start this post by saying that this may make some other people/couponers mad. I did clear a shelf for this deal and I don't feel bad about it. I am with the lady on Extreme Couponing who said "If buying the item makes my family money, then I do NEED the item." Also, Jason drinks these kinds of things all the time, so they will definitely not be wasted!

Also, I went to my Walgreens a week in advance and asked them if they would special order them for me. They said they heard from the Pepsi driver that they weren't very good and people weren't really buying them. He said they would allow me to get 28. I asked if he wanted me to wait later in the week and he said no, Sunday morning was fine. This is great, because I read that the warehouse is out and what Walgreens currently has in stock is all they will have for this sale. Here is how I did:

Starbucks Refreshers (28) $27.72 + $9.24 (purchased 20 coupons on Ebay)
-(28) $1/1 MQs (adjusted to $.99 each)
-$27.72 RR Earned
-$18.48 MM!

Now what to do with 28 $.99 RRs!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

5/6 Target.....NIVEA!!!!

I was so excited to get to Target to take advantage of the Nivea deal, but I was a little disappointed that I don't have any Nivea coupons other than the one that came in the beauty bag. I did three transactions in total and used gift cards to pay for all of them. During my first transactions a $3/$20 beauty TQ printed out.

I started with $18.90 in gift cards and ended with $20, so after tax, this was all a money maker!

Nivea Extended Moisture 13.5 oz (4) $16.88
Nivea Extended Moistur 1.7 oz (2) $7.18
Nivea Creme Tin (12) $9.36
-$1/1 TQ
-$3/$20 TQ
-$30 GC Earned
-$.58 MM!

Degree Deodorant (4) $3.88
-(2) $2/2 TQs
-$.12 MM!

Subtotal: $37.30
MQ: $0
TQ/GC: $37.00
Tax: $.01
OOP: $.31
Savings: 99%

CVS 5/6....Cottonelle Covers!

I wasn't planning on stopping at CVS, so I didn't have my ECBs or coupons with me, but I had some extra time and I was near a location I knew had these Cottonelle covers! I don't really care about the toilet paper, but I LOVE the cute containers :) I did these in 4 transactions and am maxed out now.

Cottonelle Covers (4) $7.48
-$7.96 ECBs Earned
-$.48 MM!

Subtotal $7.48
MQs: $0
SQs/ECBs: $5.61
Tax: $.52
OOP: $2.39 (all on gift card)
Savings: 100%

CVS 5/5....Ink Clearance!

I only had planned on getting the Colgate and Crystal Light, but stumbled on a couple of other good deals. Here is the breakdown:

Colgate $2.99
-$1/1 CRT
-$.50/1 MQ
-$2.49 ECB Earned
-$1 MM!

Crystal Light (4) $2
-(2) $1/2 MQs

Speed Stick Deodorant (2) $5
-BOGO MQ (took off $3.99)
-(2) $1/1 CRTs
-$.99 MM!

HP Ink (2) $6.98 (clearance)
-$6.98 or $3.49 each

Subtotal: $16.97
MQ: $6.49
SQ/ECB: $10.48
Tax: $.92
OOP:$.92 (paid with gift card)
Savings: 100%

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Savings Totals

Under budget this month :) Here is how I did:

Subtotal (after sale/clearance prices): $953.16
Manufacturer Coupons: $234
Store Coupons (includes ECBs/RRs/Gift Cards): $377.62
Mail-In-Rebates: $72
Tax: $26.29
Out-Of-Pocket: $295.83
Savings (including tax): 69%

Saturday, April 28, 2012

4/28 Super Saver......80% Savings

I wanted to use my free Kraft Fresh Takes coupon that Amy (our daycare provider) gave me at Super Saver because they are part of a buy five save $5. My favorite juice was also on sale and some energy drinks for Jason. I love it when he is out on the road and comes home with good coupons for things that he wants. It's even better when those coupons make the items free! This is the second time that he has done it and he appreciates my couponing more :)

NOS Energy Drinks (9) $9
-(9) $1/1 MQs

Old Orachrd Cranberry Naturals (4) $6
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$4 or $1 each

Bananas $.54/lb (not great, but Hay loves them!)

Red Baron Pizza $4.50
-$4/1 SS Facebook Q

Fresh Takes (5) $11.25
-FREE MQ (took off $2.25)
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$1.50/2 MQ
-$5 wyb 5 SC
-$.50 or $.10 each

Subtotal: $31.94
MQs: $16.75
SQs: $9
OOP: $6.19

Savings: 80.6%

CVS 4/28....100% Savings!

I started with $22.48 in ECBs and ended with $23.99. This is amazing because I have $40 worth of Zyrtec for Jason! Here is how I did it:

Zyrtec (2) $30 (originally $20 each and 30 ct, but these are bonus 40 ct!)
-$5/$30 Allergy CRT that printed today (nice surprise as I was already planning on buying these)
-$10/2 Zyrtec CRT
-$8/2 MQ
-$7 or $3.50 each

Blink Tears $8.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$8.99 ECB Earned
-$1 MM!

Physician's Formula Concealer $5.99
-$3/1 CRT that printed today (another nice surprise!)
-$7 ECB Earned
-$4.01 MM!

American Greeting Cards (3) $2.97
-$2/3 CVS Q
-$3 ECB Earned
-$2.03 MM!

Subtotal: $47.95
MQs: $9
CVS Qs/ECBs: $37.48
Tax: $3.36
OOP: $3.83 (on gift card, so technically 100% savings!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CVS 4/3...Special K :)

When I read about the Special K deal, I thought it was time to get back to CVS. I had $6 ECBs burning a whole in my pocket too. Here is how I did (in 3 transactions):

Special K Cereal/Bars (9) $22.50
-(2) $.75/1 MQs
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$1/3 MQ
-$5 Savingstar Credit
-$12 ECB Earned
-$1 or $.11 each

Depends $3.99
-$1 MQ
-$2 CVS Q
-$2 ECB Earned
-$1.01 MM!

Complete Solution $8.99
-$8.99 ECB Earned

Bumble Bee Tuna (2) $1
-$1/2 MQ

Subtotal: $36.48
MQ: $6.50
CVSQ/ECB: $14.99
Savingstar: $5
Tax: $.78
OOP: $10.77 which was all on gift cards earned through Swagbucks
Savings: 100%

I started with $5.99 in ECBs and ended with $17.99 which is an increase of $12, so that too covers what I spent "OOP".

Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Savings Totals!

I just realized that I didn't do many post in March. You would think that because I was home on maternity leave for most of the month, I would have done some more. Well, I still shopped, but thought it was a pain to set everything up to take a picture and then put it all away. Anyways, I am happy that I am doing my savings total the day after the month :)

I did go over a little bit this month. However, I have been below recently so I am okay with it. Also, Haylee's birthday party was yesterday and we had to buy supplies for that as well! I should have waited to do my savings post until uploaded Haylee's birthday pictures. I may have to add them later :)

Here is how I did in March:

Subtotal (after sale/clearance prices): $1061.09
Manufacturer Coupons: $284.24
Store Coupons (includes ECBs/RRs/Gift Cards): $430.21
Mail-In-Rebates: $32.99
Tax: $16.22
Out-Of-Pocket: $329.87
Savings (including tax): 70.44%

Monday, March 12, 2012

CVS and Walgreens 3/12....Nice, Easy, Fun Trips!

I was kind of bummed that I couldn't print the Zyrtec coupon. However, I am glad I went to Walgreens before CVS because I found $3 MQs there that I could use. Here is how I did:

Raisin Bran (8) $16
-(2) $4/4 MQs
-$8 MIR ($10 wyb 10)

Pedia Care $5.99
-$1/1 MQ
-$5 ECB Earned
-$.01 MM!

Zyrtec $5.99
-$3/1 MQ
-$5.99 ECB Earned
-$3 MM!

Subtotal: $27.98
MQs: $12
CVS Q/ECB/Gift Card: $16.82
MIR: $8
Tax: $.84
OOP: $8 MM!
Savings: 131.59%

I have been to a few Walgreens today to pick up a total of 43 bags of Jelly Beans. I am so excited about this deal being a teacher in all. Here is what else I got:

Dickinson Face Wash $2.99
-$2.99 MIR

Nice & Easy Foam Hair Color $3.99 (clearance)
-$3/1 MQ
-$1 RR Earned
-$.01 MM!

Life Saver Jelly Beans (18) $9
-$1/2 WQ

Right Guard Deoderant (4) $9.16 (clearance)
-BOGO Sale (took off $4.58)
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$4 RR Earned
-$1.42 MM!

Pencil/Highlighter Fillers (2) $.20

Subtotal: $25.34
MQs: $5
WQs/Sale/RRs: $19.58
MIR: $2.99
Tax: $.82
OOP: $1.41 MM!
Savings: 108.8%

Sunday, March 11, 2012

February Savings Totals: Only 11 Days into March ;)

I just realized that I hadn't put up my February savings. I didn't shop as much this month because of Connor and all!

I am sad to say he is already a month old today! This also means that I go back to work in two weeks. I am very nervous about this, but that's not what this post is about. Here is how I did in February:

Subtotal (after sale/clearance prices): $811.96
Manufacturer Coupons: $336.97
Store Coupons (includes ECBs/RRs/Gift Cards): $289.11
Mail-In-Rebates: $42.39
Tax: $27.94
Out-Of-Pocket: $171.43
Savings (including tax): 82.33%

I was well below budget this month and we are still very stocked on everything!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Target 3/8....My Kellogg's Deals!

I put together a nice little trip to take advantage of the Kellogg's gift card deal with the $4/4 MQs and the TQs I had. Of course, I picked up some other good deals while I was there. Here is everything that I got:

Crunchy Nut Cereal (6) $16.50
Rice Krispies Cereal (2) $5.48
Nutri Grain Bars (4) $10
Milk (2) $7.73
-(2) $4/4 MQs (cereal)
-(2) $1/2 MQs (Nutri Grain)
-$2 MIR (Rice Krispies)
-(2) FREE Milk MQs (wyb 3 breakfast items)
-(2) $1/3 TQs (cereal)
-(2) $1/2 TQs (Nutri Grain)
-(2) $5 Gift Cards Earned
-$5.98 or about $.43 per item!

Jimmy Dean Delights (2) $4.98
Simply Orange Juice (2) $6.98
-(2) $1.25/1 MQs (Jimmy Dean wyb juice)
-(2) $.50/1 MQs (Simply juice)
-(2) $1/1 TQs (Simply juice)
-$6.46 or $1.62 per item!

Yoplait Light $2.29
-$.75/1 MQ
-$.75/1 TQ

Up Ibuprofen (2) $1.94
-(2) $1/1 TQs (adjusted down)

Re-Nu (2) $3.14
-(2) $2/1 MQs
-$.86 MM!

Kraft Fresh Take (2) $5.98
Kraft Natural Slices $2.89
Kraft Parmesan $1.79
-(2) $1/1 MQs (Fresh Take)
-$.75/1 MQ (Slices)
-$.55/1 MQ (Parmesan)
-(2) $1/2 TQs
-$5.36 or $1.34 per item!

Subtotal: $69.70
MQs: $29.28
TQs/Gift Card: $30.69
MIR: $2
OOP: $7.73
Savings: 88.9%

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Check Out this FREEBIE!!!

So, this isn't a freebie for everyone, but I had to post about it because it is that exciting for me! Here is the story behind how I got these bottles for free:

These are the bottles that my sister and sister in-law both used for their kids, so naturally I took their recommendations and started to use them with Haylee as well. However, I hated them because they would always leak, and when you're a first time mom with a screaming, hungry baby, it gets stressful when you can't get the bottle to stop pouring milk all down your baby's face.

Anyways, with Connor on the way, I signed up for a free Avent bottle somewhere. This time it came with a ring inside. I didn't really know what it was for, but my friend was over with her baby and told me that is what makes the bottles not leak. Hmmm, weird because I didn't have any of those in my bottles for Haylee. So, I ordered two packs of the rings from Amazon to find out they don't fit the older bottles! Well, crap!

Not knowing what I really wanted from Avent when I called, I thought I just wanted to share my story. I was pleasantly surprised when the lady on the other end of the phone knew exactly what I was talking about and instantly offered to send me up to 10 bottles for free! Holy crap, seriously?! Well, she only sent nine, but I am not complaining ;)

I guess it's true that you catch more flies with honey. Like I said, when I called, I wasn't rude or yelling or really asking them to replace anything. Avent just did that all on there own and I am more than happy to write an updated review of these bottles now. I could also review their amazing customer service too :) Look what it got me!

CVS 3/1.....Scott Toilet Paper!!!

I went to CVS to get the Scott toilet paper. Because I knew it would be quite a bit OOP, I decided to buy five $4/$20 CVS coupons on Ebay. I also had my $3/$15 from giving my pharmacy story. I did three transactions and have three $4/$20 coupons to go back for more this week or save until next week. Here is how I did:

Scott Toilet Paper (4) $29.96
-(4) $.55/1 MQs
-$10 Gift Card Earned
-$17.76 or $4.44 each or $.269 for each roll

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (2) $9.98
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$8 ECB earned
-$.02 MM!

Physician's Formula Lip Gloss $9.89
-$3/1 MQ peelie
-$7 ECB Earned
-$.11 MM!

Nature Made Vitamins (2) $10.48
-BOGO sale (took off $4.99)
-$3/1 CVS Q
-$2/1 CRT
-$3/2 MQ
-$2.51 MM!

Tinkerbell Calendars (2) $1.50 (clearance)
-$.75 each (fillers to use $4/$20)

Subtotal: $61.81
MQs: $10.20
CVS Q/Sale/ECB: $26.99
Tax: $2.78
Gift Card Used: $12.40
OOP: $15
Savings: 75.7%

I started with $6 ECBs and ended with $15. If you subtract the $9 increase from the $15 OOP, you would really get a savings of 90.3% :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hy-Vee 2/29...Kellogg's Deal!

My $4/4 Kellogg's coupons were expiring today, so I was thrilled to see that Kellogg's were 50% off at Hy-Vee starting today! However, I didn't know that they don't take printables over $2.50. (they did this one time for me though :) I was going to combine this deal with the buy three breakfast items get free milk coupon too. However, the cashier said they don't take "free" printable coupons. I didn't argue that one because I have heard of a lot of stores doing that one. Oh well, here is how I did in the cereal aisle:

Raisin Bran (4) $7.96
-$4/4 MQ
-$4 MIR ($10 wyb 10)
-$.04 MM!

Smart Start (2) $4.18
-$1/2 MQ
-$2 MIR ($10 wyb 10)
-$1.18 or $.59 each

Rice Krispies (2) $3.68
Corn Flakes (2) $3.38
-$4/4 MQ
-$4 MIR ($10 wyb 10)
-$.94 MM!

Nurti-Grain Bars (4) $7.16
-(2) $1/2 MQs
-$5.16 or $1.29 each

Subtotal: $52.72
50% Off Sale: $26.36
MQs: $12
MIR: $10
OOP: $4.36
Savings: 91.7%

Monday, February 27, 2012

Walgreens 2/27...A lot OOP, but great trip still....also, Connor makes his blogger debut!

Once I seen the Huggies wipes were free at Walgreens, I hurried myself up and got there before this deal got shut down. I only had $6 RR and there were a few moneymakers I wanted in on. This being said, I spent a lot OOP, but increased my RRs tremendously. Here is what I did in two transactions:

Huggies Wipes (2) $4.98
-(2) $.50/1 MQs
-$4 RR Earned ($2 each)
-$.02 MM!

Avent Pacifiers (2) $8.98
-$2/1 WQs (took off $4)
-(2) $1.50/1 MQs
-$1.98 or $.99 each

Nescafe (4) $4
-$1/3 MQ
-$.65/1 MQ
-$3 RR Earned
-$.65 MM!

Ultimate Flora (2) $20
-(2) $2/1 MQs
-$20 RR Earned
-$4 MM!

Natrol Melatonin (2) $8
-(2) $1/1 MQ (peelies)
-$8 RR Earned
-$2 MM!

Cortaid (2) $6
-BOGO Sale (took off $3)
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$3 MM!

Coupon Calendar (2) $4 (clearance)
-$4 or $2 each (expensive fillers :)

Subtotal: $49.96
MQs: $17.65
WQs/BOGO/RRs: $13
Tax: $3.42
OOP: $22.73
Savings: 54.5%

I already mentioned that I started with $6 RRs, but I also wanted to add in that I ended with $35 which is a gain of $29. If you subtract my OOP from my increase in RRs, you get a $6.27 MM!

Here is a picture of Connor from the hospital. He was two weeks old on Saturday and I can't believe how fast that time has gone. My maternity leave is 1/3 over already too : ( He is such a good baby and I am very lucky to have two children who are healthy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

January Savings Total

I adjusted the budget to $300 a month a bit to early I think. I was way below this past month, but that's a good thing! I am sure that I will have months in the near future that I make up for being under budget this month.

Here is how I did:

Subtotal (after sale/clearance prices): $1062.53
Manufacturer Coupons: $376.31
Store Coupons (includes ECBs/RRs/Gift Cards): $485.53
Mail-In-Rebates: $17.68
Tax: $33.40
Out-Of-Pocket: $216.41
Savings (including tax): 79.6%

So yeah, even after the $33 tax, I was still $85 below budget. This means without including tax, I was below budget by $117.

Walgreens 1/5....Star Wars!

I knew Walgreens wouldn't have many of the Star Wars figures in stock, so I wanted to get their early this morning to have the best chance of getting in on this deal. I don't know why though, as I don't like Star Wars or really know anyone who would enjoy these. I will find someone to donate them to though :)

I also almost/possibly stumbled on an amazing moneymaker, but the manager and cashier both said no and wouldn't even try. There were three One Touch Ultras on the clearance shelf for $18.99 each originally $74.99. I knew I had the $10/1 MQs, but that would only bring them down to $8.99. An amazing price if this is something that you need, but not for me! So, I decided to swing by the aisle to see if there were any tags indicating RRs or WQs and sure enough there was a tag for the Ultra 2 regular price $74.99-$30 WQ= $44.99.

However, the meters that were in that shelf place were the same ones that I found on clearance, not the Ultra 2. I was hoping they would atleast try it for me, but the manager said, it won't work because it is for the Ultra 2 not the Ultra. So, I was hoping for $30 overage total as if it would have worked the WQ would have automatically adjusted down to $18.99 each and the MQs would have been my overage. Anyways, as I was taking the three meters back that I no longer wanted, the manager took the other four that were on the regular shelf and took them in the back stating he didn't think they were supposed to be marked down.

Aside from that, I did okay... here is what I got:

Star Wars Figures (4) $45.96
-BOGO Sale (took off $22.98)
-(2) BOGO MQs (took off $19.98- cashier was unsure about doing this!)
-$3 or $.75 each

Milk $3.49
-$.40/1 MQ

Breathe Right Strips $6.49
-FREE MQ (catalina)
-$2/1 WQ
-$2 MM!

Snickers Creme Hearts (10) $5
-(5) $1/2 MQs
-$.39 WQ (took of $1.10)
-$1.10 MM!

MQs: $31.87
WQs/Sale/RR: $26.08
Tax: $2.06
OOP: $5.05
Savings (before tax): 95%

Monday, January 30, 2012

CVS 1/30....Hair Color and Shave some other stuff!

I had to take a few hours off of work today for a doctor appointment and decided to drop into CVS since I had some extra time. When I found the Skintimate/Schick shave cream deal at the first store I stopped at, I decided to stop at two more stores to cash in also. However, both of those stores were out. I did pick up some stuff on my shopping list at each store though. This is 4 different transactions all in one:

Natural Instincts Hair Color (10) $23.57 (clearance)
-(4) $5/2 MQs (one adjusted down to $4.61)
-(2) $2/1 MQs
-$.04 MM!

Root Touch-Ups Hair Color (3) $5.61 (clearance)
-(3) $2/1 MQs
-$.39 MM!

Mountain Dew (3) $10
-$2/3 MQ
-$4 ECB Earned
-$4 or $1.33 each

Ragu Pasta Sauce (6) $10
-(3) $.75/2 MQs
-$3 ECB Earned
-$4.75 or $.79 each

Tom's Mouthwash (2) $5.48 (clearance)
-$6 ECB Earned ($3 each)
-$.52 MM!

Right Guard Deodorant (2) $2.28 (clearance)
-$2 ECB Earned (manually printed)
-$.28 or $.14 each

Reese's Egg $.87
-$.87 ECB Earned

Physician's Formula Foundation $14.49
-$7 ECB Earned
-$14.49 TMF MIR
-$7 MM!

Pronutrients (2) $19.98
-(2) $5/1 MQs
-$4/1 CRT
-$4 ECB Earned
-$1.98 or $.99 each (also 2/3 needed for $10 MIR)

Skintimate Shave Gel $3.59
-$4 ECB Earned
-$.41 MM!

Schick Hydro Shave Gel (4) $15.96
-(4) $2/1 MQs (peelies :)
-$16 ECB Earned
-$8.04 MM!

Dove Chocolate Bar $.30 (clearance- not pictured :)

Subtotal: $112.13
MQs: $51.86
ECBs/CVS Qs/Gift Card: $61.77
Tax: $5.58
OOP: $4.08
MIRs: $14.49 (will add in the $10 when I buy the last item)
Savings: 109% after the MIR ($10+ MM after tax!)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

CVS 1/29/12....Great MM Day!

It's been a while since I have had an exciting trip to CVS. This one did it for me. However, I am reading that some places got a $5 MIR in their papers for the Speed Stick. We didn't get it, but if we did that would have been a HUGE money maker for me. Oh well, still great! Here it is:

Natural Instincts (2) $4.98 (clearance)
-$5/2 MQ
-$.02 MM!

Right Guard Deoderant (2) $2.28 (clearance)
-$2 ECB Earned

-$.28 or $.14 each

Lady Speed Stick (6) $11.94
-(3) BOGO MQs (took off $11.97)
-$6 ECB Earned
-$6.03 MM!

Reese's Egg $.87
-$1 ECB Earned (manually printed)
-$.13 MM!

Revlon Files (2) $6.98
-BOGO 1/2 sale (took off $1.75)
-(2) $1/1 MQs
-$7 ECBs Earned (raincheck from last week)
-also part of gift card deal this week!
-$3.77 MM!

American Greetings Cards (3) $2.97
-$2/3 CVS Q
-B2G1 MQ (took off $.99)
-$3 ECB Earned
-$3.02 MM!

Subtotal: $30.05
MQs: $19.96
CVS Qs: $3.75
Tax: $1.92
OOP: $8.26
Savings: 79%

Keep in mind that I did not pay with any ECBs and I ended with $19. This is almost $13 more than my pre-tax a huge moneymaker today :)