Sunday, March 30, 2008
To use the shortcuts site you will need to have an AIM or AOL username. If you do not have one go to www.aim.com for a free AIM username. When you get to this website put your cursor over the arrow on the aim.com tab and it will open a menu and the 1st thing you will see is usernames. Click there.
Once you have an AIM or AOL username go to www.shortcuts.com. Sign in and add coupons to your Kroger card.
The great thing about these coupons and the P & G Saver coupons is that you can use your paper coupons and these online coupons in one transaction. They will be applied to your transaction automatically when you use your Kroger card.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Back in October I noticed that the city had planted some trees down the street from me on city property. The next day I called and asked if I could get some trees out in front of my house on city property. They said they would come and see if there was enough room. A few weeks later I came home to trees in the front. Also since they are one city property they will mulch and trim them. Here is a pick of my free trees.
I saw some city workers pulling plants last Spring (April time). They were thinning out the city flower beds along the road. I stopped and asked if I could have some. They did not let me have any but they did tell me of the annual flower give away that our city has.
I got an email yesterday about a community garden project. They are tilling ground and giving the residents a plot to plant a garden. I called the city to see if there is one closer to my home and there is. I am debating if I will grow a garden this year or not.
Example: yesterday I went to Toys-R-Us to by a childs bike. I grabbed the ticket and went to the cashier to check out. Now the unassembled bike was $49.99 while the assembled bike was $59.99 so you can guess, I was going with the unassembled one. When I got to the cashier she scanned the ticket and then asked if I had brought the bike up, I told her no because I wanted an unassembled one. She told me all they had was the assembled one that was back by the bikes and it would cost $59.99. I told her, in a nice way, I didnt want to pay $59.99 I wanted to pay $49.99. The cashier gave it to me for $49.99. I was going to open an instant credit card and get 10% off but decided not to in the end.
Example: My husband bought me a jewelry chest, the kind that stands on the floor, for Christmas. I needed to exchange it for the correct finish. My husband paid $100 on sale for it. I took it back and there were two left, both did not have a box. I asked the lady if I took one would she give me a discount. She said yes, so I got one for $79 instead of $100. Remember it was on sale for $100 the original price was $150. I think I got a pretty good deal.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I sent all of my rebates off yesterday. Now I'm just waiting for the $$$ to flow.
1st Rebate Lysol- if you buy 2 different Lysol products from 1-1-08 throught 3-31-08 and then take your child to a pediatric visit before 3-31-08 Lysol will send you $5. I had bought the Lysol in January and then my child had a routine check-up yesterday.
2nd Rebate Wal-greens I will get back $14.99. This was from my March 17th trip
3rd Rebate Smart Rinse kids mouth wash. I bought 2 of them at CVS for $2.99 had a coupon for $1 off each, plus I got $5.98 back in ECB's. Then on the display there was a Mail in Rebate for up to $3.89 back. I should get $5.98 back from that.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I have starting keeping a list of the free stuff coming in the mail. I will update the list whenever I get something.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
2 bottles of Citracal (needed) B1G1 50% off. The 1st one was $12.99 the 2nd one $6.50 Then I had 2 $1 off coupons.
1 bottle of Listerine Smart rinse for kids $2.99 I had $1 coupon
2 Aquafresh trial size whitening toothpaste free with coupons
I also had a $3 off of $15 purchase
My 2nd transaction
1 Soleil razor they are $5.99. I had a coupon for $2 off
1 Soleil cartridge refills $5.99 I had $2 coupon
1 Nivea shave gel $4.99 I had $2 coupon
1 CVS brand spray hand sanitizer free with CVS coupon
1 Listerine Smart Rinse for kids $2.99 I had 1-$1 coupon
I had one $3 off of $15 purchase
I had one free hand sanitizer with a $10 purchase coupon
I had 2 transactions and one was $18 and the other was $7. I put my receipts into the mail without copying for my rebates so I don't have the exact info.
Total out of pocket was $24
ECB's back $11.98
Mail In Rebates (MIR) $5.98 (Listerine rebates are $2.99 each)
So really I got $17.96 back from the $24
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I got 5-12 packs of Diet Coke for $11 ($2.20each)
2 boxes of Raisin Brand cereal that was on sale for $1.99 and I had coupons for $1 off, final price .99 each.
I will try Walgreens rebates again but I will be more prepared next time.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I had planned on going to Walgreens after Kroger and getting my deals. I had even pulled into the parking lot and decided not to go. If I would have had one more disappointment I would have lost it. So instead I came home.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The second is the 101 Dalmation dvd, see post Krogering this week from Thurs. March 6th, which I bought last week. If you buy the dvd and then 3 items of Meow Mix or Milk Bone Dog biscuits you can send in receipts and get $5 back. This would make my deal from last week that much sweeter.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I will post my outcome when it happens.