Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
CVS was a big bomb for me this week, hence the picture.
My friend, the queen of CVS, is out of town this week and I am suffering. I went to CVS and paid OOP $20 and only got $11 in ECB's back. I was so worried about using my ECB's this week. I was trying to decide if I should pay cash or go for the ECB's, it was like I was choosing between my children. I went for the cash.
I actually made a big mistake. I thought that some of my razor coupons had expired, not realizing that they expire on 5-27 instead of 4-27. It hit me as I was sitting here in front of my computer, we are still in April not May yet.
I will be going back to CVS tonight to redeem myself.
I did two transactions today here is all I got:
2 Soleil razor refills
1 Claritin kids allergy med
2-4packs of Dole fruit cups (I thought I had coupons but didnt)
3 Essence of Beauty gift bags (I got these because they gave me back $5 in ECB) $4.50 OOP
4 Palmolive dish soaps B1G1
Soleil $2 off each
$3 off Claritin
.25 off Palmolive
2- $3 off $15 purchase
total OOP $20
ECB back $11
My redemption shopping tonight will be:
1 Alavert $6.99
2 Soleil Razors $5.99 each
My coupons that I will use
$4 off Alavert
$2 off Soleil
$3 off $15 purchase
total OOP around $8
Total ECB's back $12.99
I will probably not do a Kroger shop this week. There is'nt anything on the list that I need except corn on the cob and I don't really need it. If the mood strikes me for corn I will go get some if not thats o.k. too. Oh yeah, Mr. Hospitality needs to take basil to work tomorrow for another function so I guess I will go to Kroger tonight for that.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
40% of people said they let the answering machine get it.
33% are on the fence, sometimes they answer sometimes not.
8% just cant help themselves and must answer the phone.
30 people answered the survey so I dont know how scientific this really is but it was fun.
Sorry Lori I guess you are the freak not me, just kidding I Love Ya Man.
I was not going to go but I am gearing up for summer. We have joined a pool this summer and I plan to spend alot of time there. I am stocking up on the individual serving stuff like puddings, fruit snacks and goldfish. We need razors so for the last two weeks I have been trying to stock those. I will hit it when it comes around at CVS again, trust me.
Here was my deal today:
4 Gushers fruit snacks on sale 4/$10 I had .50 coupons for each one. Then at the cash register another $4 was taken off. They were .50 a box
2 Nature Valley nut crunch granola .50 a box
2 Curves granola .50 a box
2 Quattro disposable razors on sale for $5 I had B1G1 free coupon $2.50 each
2 Extreme 3 disposable razors on sale $ I had B1G1 $2.50 each
1 Zantac $4.99 I had a $5 coupon (1 more for you Emily)
1 Brita pitcher My dear sweet friend Lori knew I was having trouble printing my $5 off coupon for this so she printed a coupon for me and got it. These were on sale for $4.99 which with the coupon made it free.
---total before coupons $54.78 not including the Brita pitcher
---Total OOP $10.26
My Shortcuts that I posted about here were not working properly so I contacted the website and they added $2.60 to my account to use on anything and last night while I was on the shortcuts site I added Gushers to my card and got an additional .60 off on them. Shortcuts is literally putting money in my pocket, you have got to love that!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Here is the scenario:
I was told that CRT coupons can be added with a manuf. coupon and that I should be able to use the $10 off $50 CRT with a printable $4 off $20.
1 Pepcid AC Chewable 10.69
1 Aquafresh Advanced toothpaste $3.49
1 Mennen 24/7 speedstick $3.99
2-$3.99 CVS Pain relievers
1 gallon of milk (needed)
-----total before any coupons $51.24
$10 off $50 purchase CRT
$4 off $20 purchase printable from i heart cvs
$2 off pepcid CVS printable from i heart cvs
$2 manuf. pepcid coupon
3-$4 Alavert coupons
$2 Aquafresh CRT
$2 Aquafresh manuf. coupon (this gives me .50 overage)
----Total oop $17.24
I will pay with a $15 ecb and a $2 ecb and the tax with cash.
ECB's I will earn back, hold on to your hats $28.97 That will give me about $45 or a little more for future purchases.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I have found some free spreadsheets that I am using and they are also free. here is one from Hot Coupon World. Its a CVS calculator. I cant seem to find the one I have been using for Kroger but I have found another one that looks good click http://iheartcvs.com/ If you scroll down you will see the spreadsheet on the right and how to download it.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I went to CVS tonight for a "pick me up shopping trip". I wanted to renew my belief in my money saving efforts after my lawnmower/
ticket day yesterday and today. I was wanting to do the Nivea deal where you buy $15 in Nivea products and get $5 ecbs back. I printed out online, with the help of friends, 3- $2 off coupons. The shave gel that I wanted was $2.99 each so I really needed 6 coupons instead of three. As I was trying to print more offline my computer crashed and then it said I had reached the limit even though I had only printed one. I emailed the company and said that I would really like to get reset and print three more coupons so that I could use their product. Today when the mail came Nivea sent me three more manufacturer coupons for $2 off. yay!!
My deal tonight I did:
6 Nivea shave gels
2 Heinze vinegar
6-$2 coupons for Nivea
1 $4 off $20
My total came to $8 and change. I thought the total should have been lower but I just chalked it up to me calculating wrong I gave them a $7.98 ecb and .40 in cash.
I also got $7 in ecbs back for next time.
When I got home and looked at my receipt they forgot to scan one of my $2 coupons. Of course I got right on the phone and they are going to give me $2 back tomorrow when I go back.
I feel better about my lawnmower now, aaahhh.
Things to remember for next year: #1 remove spark plug before taking blades off to make sure I keep my hands intacked and #2 attach blades before cranking my heart out.
Yesterday after my morning bible study I was headed to Advanced Auto to get a $2 drip pan. I was cruising along because I had a bit of a time crunch. I flipped open my cell phone to call my mom to tell her about a yard sale. I'll admit I was not watching my speed. Which after a ticket I received last year I have been regularly doing on this road. I had just gotten my mom on the phone and came down a hill when a police officer pulled out behind me and started his lights. I was driving 42 in a 25. I know, I know way to fast. This ticket is going to cost me $156.
Today I went out to try and put everything back together and to see if the lawnmower was going to run. I have changed the oil, air filter, carberator gasket and had the blades sharpened. I pulled the rope and nothing. My husband is loading it into the car now to take it to the lawnmower guys.
So my $50 lawnmower venture is going to cost over $200 this year.
I will try again next year.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Another site is http://www.shop4freebies.com This is good you can go here and see free samples of all kinds of products. I went and signed up for a bunch of things.
I wonder how many people answer and how many let it ring, hmmm? I am sure there is some statistic on this and it probably has some kind of money saving value.
Leave a comment and take the survey on the right. This survey will be up until April 23rd and then we will see where the majority of people fall.
Maybe my family are freaks.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Hopefully by this weekend this mower will have a new airfilter, oil filter, oil change and a spark plug.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Also the shortcuts.com I told you about a few posts ago has a Pillsbury cresent roll coupon on therre for .25 off. This will work great with the Kroger deal this week if anyone still needs to go and take advantage of the 10 items $5 off.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
It all started because I needed some hamburger and hot dog buns for dinner tonight. Then a thought occured to me, "It would be silly to go and not do a 10 for $5 deal."
It was 11:30 and I needed to pick up one of the children at noon. My second thought was, " I will pick up the child and then run to Kroger." My next thought was, "I wonder what coupons I have?" I did a quick search and found some coupons to work into the deal. The only problem was I only had 1 coupon. My next thought, "If I leave now I can run to church and search the coupon box before I need to pick up the child." Off I went, checking my watch every 1/4 mile or so.
I got my coupons and my child on time and away I went to Kroger.
Here is the deal
6 packages of Keebler cookies I had 1 coupon for .55/2 and 3 coupons for $1 off
4 Dawn dish soaps I had 1 coupon for .25 off the foam soap and 3 .50 coupons off regular Dawn.
1 pack of hamburger buns not on sale
1 pack of hot dog buns not on sale
----Total before deal was $18 and change
-----TOTAL OOP= $12
Lori I know I made fun of you last week after your 3rd or 4th trip, for that I am deeply sorry, I now understand.
I will not be posting a picture. If I dont post a picture does the deal really count? Was it really a Kroger trip?
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
If I get the $20 in ECBs on Thursday I may have to ask him to marry me.
After CVS I was off to Walgreens. They were out of just about everything I wanted but I was able to score 4 rolls of 20 ft. Reynolds Wrap for .95 including tax.
Then it was off to Wal-Mart for some smelly things. If you remember about 2 weeks ago the Queen of Smelly Things and I went on a night shopping trip together. She introduced me to the Glade Plugins oil warmer. I now love the Lavender and Vanilla one.
I was able to pull 8 coupons for these out of the stash of coupons. The coupons are for $3 off and the regular price for these at Wal-Mart are $2.47. I HAD OVERAGE YEAH!!!
I got an 18 pack of large eggs and a 12 pack of Diet Coke to off set the overage. Sorry I forgot to add my Diet Coke to the picture.
OOP for the whole thing $2.67
I still have $1.93 left of the $5 bill from CVS. Now that is a gooood trip!
sorry my picture is missing a Duracell pack and 2 cvs pain relievers
Here is how I did:
1 Huggies jumbo diaper $8.99
1 Swiffer $5.99
1 Duracell AA battery 8 pack $5.29
2 CVS gelcap pain reliever
$4 off $20 purchase
$2 CVS diaper coupon
$1.50 manuf. Huggies coupon
$.75 Duracell battery coupon
-------- TOTAL OOP= .49 cash. I rolled $8 ecbs from last week
ECBS back $7.98
1 Huggies jumbo diaper $8.99
1 Swiffer $5.99
1 Duracell AA 8 pack battery $5.29
1 Essence of beauty toe seperator .99
$4 off $20 purchase
$2 cvs diaper coupon
$1.50 manuf. huggies coupon
$1 Duracell coupon (this coupon on package)
TOTAL OOP= $8.58 I forgot my $7.98 ecb at home from my 1st transaction
no ecbs back this transaction
1 Huggies diaper $8.99
1 Duracell battery $5.29
2 Excedrin $1.99 each
$4 off $20
$2 cvs diaper coupon
$1 huggies coupon
2-$2 off Excedrin yes these were free
----TOTAL OOP .70
I was working my deals and all was good until this last deal. All of my earned ECBs should have printed but they didn't. After this last deal $20 of EBCs should have printed. This morning I called and they will be ready to print by Thursday.
DEALS I WAS WORKING THIS WEEK
buy $25 of Huggies product get $10 ecbs back
buy 2 Swiffers get $5 ecbs back
buy 3 Essence of Beauty get $5 ecbs back
buy $15 of Duracell get $5 ecbs back
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
items marked with a * are some of the Kroger deal items
3-12 packs of Diet Coke 3/$10
1 leaf lettuce $1.99
1 cucumber $1
*2-10 ct Excedrin $1 each on sale.
*2 Betty Crocker Augraten potatoes $1.49 on sale
*2 Breyer icream $2.50 each on sale
*4 Peppridge Farm golfish $1 a bag on sale
Here is my coupons:
2 excedrin $2 off each. I used the coupons because they gave me $1.50 overage on each one.
2 Betty Crocker .40each
My Total without any deals would have been $27.57
Total OOP: $18.97
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I have an idea who did this and if it is her she will know what this sign means.
For those of you who do not know sign language this sign means "I love you"
Thank you mystery friend for the words of encouragement.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
First let me roll up my sleeves this may take awhile.
Krogers deals this week are
I say in my best opera voice.
I only have about half of my Scotts in the picture and 2 of the Pillsbury (not pictured) fell behind my freezer so they had to be retrieved after I put everything away.
Krogers is running the buy 10 get $5 off of you purchase and there is no limit on your transactions. I did 6 transactions.
The deals are all through the store you just have to make sure you lump them into 10 item transactions or else you will be spending to much.
I will not list pricing for everything because that would be overwhelming.
Here is my List
24 rolls of Scotts papertowels
4-96oz of Clorox bleach
5 quart size Ziploc freezer bags
3 gallon size Ziploc freezer bags
2-2lbs Domino granulated sugar
4 Lipton side dish noodles
3 Kraft bags of shredded cheese (2 mozerella, 1 cheddar)
4-8oz tubs of Philadelphia cream cheese (2 are strawberry flavor)
6 pack of Yoplait yogurt
2 magic sizing spray starch (not on the deals but cheap)
2-22oz Shout stain remover
3 Frenchs mustard (2 reg. 1 spicy brown)
6 Pillsbury french bread
2 Pillsbury pizza crust
TOTAL OOP= $56.28 including tax
Actual total w/out deals $155.19
The things I had coupons for were:
Scotts paper towels $1/4
Ziploc $.40/2 and $1/2
Domino sugar $.45/2
Lipton side dishes $.75/2
Pillsbury pizza crust $.50/2 (THESE WERE FREE)
Pillsbury french bread $.50/2
Frenchs mustard $.30
The cashier was so funny, I went through the 15 or less line. I did 2 transactions at a time. I would pay for those 2, take them to my car and then come in for another 2. When I would come back through he would say, "hey I thought you just came through with papertowels? It was only 7.66 this time." He would get my card and then ask for my coupons. After the 2nd round he said, "come back soon." and then added "I'm sure you will."