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% :)