Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Well, I think the CVS manager at this store was a little TOO generous with coupon usage but it is still a good deal without his generosity!
Here is what my transaction looked like:
6 Stayfree $3.79 bogo sale - bogo insert 6-27 - 2 $2 insert 3-28 RP (expire 6-30)= -$4
8 M&M pretzel .89 each bogo sale - bogo insert 6-27 = FREE
3 Scotch Pop up hand tapes .69 each - $1 IP (adjusted down) = FREE
1 Scotch Pop up desk tape .65 - $1 IP (adjusted down) = FREE
1 Prevacid 42 count $23.99 - $6 CRT - $5 tearpad from CVS = $12.99
2 Pantene hairspray clearance $2.49 each - $2 CRT -2 $2 Parade mag coupons - 2 $1 CVS peelies* = -1.02
-$4.98 in ECBS
Cost oop: .95
Earned $5 in ECBS for the Prevacid
Final cost for everything: .95!!!!!
*The peelies are CVS coupons and I think the second one beeped. I also told the manager I didn't think I could use the peelies and the CRT together, but he insisted on peelie them off and showing me that they would work(I think he had to manually put them in???)
So, if you find the clearance Pantene and the peelies you should be able to get overage on Pantene stylers using those and the Parade $2 coupons! Even bigger overage if you get the $2 off any Pantene CRT!
While there, I noticed the Yellow Minute Rice ready to serve was on closeout for .94. We just got .50 insert coupons on Sunday which made these FREE.
Good luck finding some of these at your store.
Also, I noticed when using my paper coupons with loadables on the Goldfish, the paper coupons adjusted down to NOT allow overage. Seems Kroger registers are getting smart and not allowing the use of both, but not allowing overage.
Anyway, to celebrate the addition of the Cocoa Puffs coupon, I am giving ONE bonus entry into my giveaway. EVERYONE can enter one last time by commenting on this post. Tell me your all time favorite cereal. All comments from the 4 entry posts will be tallied and winner will be selected tommorrow night when I get home.
Good luck! This is a chance to win a $100 gift card to the grocery store of your choice.
Don't forget to load your cellfire coupons too!
$1 any package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA Ready Brew (Safeway Only)
$.50 any box flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Bars
$.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks
$.50 any 40 OZ.+ Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
$.75 MultiGrain Cheerios cereal
$.55 Cocoa Puffs cereal
$.75 Golden Grahams cereal
$.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!) OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothie.
$.50 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls
$1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$1 Yoplait Delights Yogurt Multipack
$.50 BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Thins
Monday, June 28, 2010
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for $100 gift card to the grocery store of your choice. Wednesday will be the last day to enter.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Here is what I did:
First Transaction, first store:
1 Schick Shave gel $3.99 - $1 insert = $2.99
2 Schick Hydro 3 razors $8.99 each - $4 insert = $9.98
-$13 in ECBS (adjusted down)
Earned $10 in ECBS
Will mail in for Schick rebate for $8.99 back
Second Transaction, first store:
4 Aveeno shampoo, conditioner $6.49 each- $1 insert = $21.96
2 John Frieda Root Awakening $5 each - $3 insert = $4
12 M&M pretzel .89 bogo - bogo inserts from today paper (max value .79) = .60
6 Stayfree $3.79 each - bogo sale - 3 bogo coupons - 3 $2 insert = -$6
25 Coppertone Water babies $1.49 each* - 8 $4 insert = $5.25
1 Fruit stripes gum .89
1 caramel .33
Cost oop: 03
Earned $3 ECB for John Frieda and $10 for Aveeno.
Also will mail in for $10 Aveeno rebate
*Cashier rang up more Coppertone than I actually had and did not ring up all my coupons, thus resulting on the Coppertone costing me.
-$27 in ECBS
Cost oop: .03
Trans #3, Second store(hoping to find Ben Gay.... failed):
1 Cristophe $1.99 - $2 tearpad = -.01
2 John Frieda $5 each - $3 insert = $4
3 Powerbar Pure and Simple .99 each = $2.97
14 M&M pretzel .89 each bogo - bogo insert = FREE
6 Stayfree $3.79 bogo - bogo insert - $2 insert = -$6
Cost oop: .96
Earned $3 for John Frieda and $2.97 for P0wer bars
Final tally for CVS: -$13 -$27.03-.96 -2* .44 stamps + $18.99 +$23 + $5.97 = $6.09 profit
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
2 Nature's Own bread $2.59 each = 5.18
26 Coppertone Water Babies $1.49 each = $23.84 - 6 $4 coupons(last one adjusted down) = FREE
- $3/15 suncare CRT coupon
$2.18 oop. (I could have gotten one loaf of good bread and something smaller but I am gonna be gone a bit for work next week and didn't want dh to go without for the girls.
*I found the Coppertone in a cardboard display on the check out counter. Happy Hunting!
Here is what I did:
17 Dentyne gum $1 each - $1 insert = FREE
17 Dentyne Pure gum $1 each - $1 insert = FREE
1 Betty Crocker Warm delights closeout $1.49 - .75 shortcuts - .50 Randalls loadable - .50 IP = -.76
3 Kraft dressing $1.49 each - 1 $1 insert - 1 .35 peelie = $2.42 (I had 2 coupons but one got missed?)
1 Safeway green beans .50 - .30 hurricane map = .20
1 Safeway tuna .69 - .50 hurricane map = .19
1 Sunkist fusion $.99 - .50 insert = FREE
1 Minute Maid OJ $2.79 - $1.50 Randalls loadable - $1.50 homemailer = -.21
1 Yoplait Go Gurt $2.50 - .80 loadable? -.40 loadable? - free homemailer = -$1.20
1 Philadelphia cream cheese minis $1.99 - free homemailer = FREE
1 O Organic Yogurt .79 - .40 50% off coupon - .79 O Organic tearpad = -.40
1 Tide detergent $.99 - .35 P&G insert = FREE
1 Halls refresh .62 - .50 tearpad = -.38
Cost oop: .81
*I honestly have no clue how to make sense of this run because in Tx we pay taxes AFTER coupons???
Earned a $2 oynso for purchasing 3 Kraft dressing.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Don't forget to check out the coupon previews so you know how many papers you want to purchase.
These are the coupons I am excited about:
Cheerios .50 - can net free Cheerios at Safeway during sales
Schick Quattro Titanium $4 - always good for drug store deals and Target
$2 Pantene (I hope we get that one in Houston!- CVS has old style on clearance right now)
$2 Luvs diapers
Smart Balance milk rebate
Like Tresemme on facebook and you can print $1 off any product (trial size is sold at CVS)
$2 Smart Balance milk (use zip 30157) these have been $2.99 at HEB and Kroger making for cheap milk
$2.50 Luvs homemailer - just sign up or log in and update your account and they will mail you a coupon(should be cheap at Dollar General)
Several good Kellogg's cereal coupons including $1.50/2 boxes (always good coupon to have for Randalls/Kroger sales)
Simply Organic coupons (multiples in pdf with long expirations for my organic readers!)
$1 Ocean Spray coupon
$1 Dole Salad - don't get salad coupons very often
$2 Huggies 240 ct baby wipes - might be good with a sale
$2 Goodnights - wish I had that today with the clearance find at CVS
$1 Trop50 juice (also a loadable from Randalls)
1 Zegerid OTC $9.99 - $4 insert = $5.99
2 Powerbars .99 each = $1.98
1 Goodnights clearanced @ $2.99
8 Gillette shampoos clearanced @ $1.17 each - $1 insert P&G = $1.36
1 Cristophe shampoo clearanced @ $1.99 - $2 CRT = -.01
Cost oop: .47
Earned $1.98 for the Powerbars and $1 for my Green Bag tag(for bringing in your own reusable bag)
Will mail off for Zegerid rebate for $5.99 (purchase price less coupon)
So $8.47 + .44 stamp cost - $8.97 profit = -.06
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Also, if you were able to print those .35 Goldfish coupons I told you about a week or so ago, you can add those to your list. Kroger has these on sale now through the end of the NEXT ad for $1.25. Shortcuts just added two loadables for Goldfish(one for regular and one for graham- I checked at lunch and both types are on sale) which should give you a little overage on purchasing them!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Reach flossers and floss $1, free after insert coupons, multiple weeks
Listerine pocket pacs $1, free after insert coupons, multiple weeks
Ivory soap $1 free after homemailer (there are also coupons in 6-6 P&G)
Gillette bodywash bogo @ 4.29 - bogo insert P&G insert = FREE (also have $4/2 coupons making these .29 for 2)
Chicken of the Sea tuna .79 - $1 facebook coupon(I posted about before) = FREE
Anyway, I have taken pictures before and just always forgotten to actually post them, so I am posting now. This is perhaps the biggest tomato I have ever seen and it came from HIS garden. The little ones to the left are still ripening in the house(dang varments outside) but this baby is ready to eat up. (we are gonna make an awesome salad with it tommorrow night)
Oh and husband decided to take the photo next to a 12 oz can for perspective.(ignore the honey, peanut butter and cheetos in the back ground, he took the pic :P)
On another note, I am sorry readers that my posts are so few and far between. My new responsibilities at work are really having an effect on my couponing time and so much has come up that needs to be tended to. I DO hope to get back to FULL force couponing soon as it is one thing I truly do love and anchors me. Until then, I will try to post deals I "read" about but just don't have time to run myself. I hope you will stick with me and I promise I will still bring you nice goodies and suprises as much as I can find time for.
Also, don't forget the month is winding down and so will my cellfire giveaway. If you have not taken a shot at chance #3 do it now! I will be pooling all entries to pick a final winner at the end of the month. Good luck everyone.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Here is my breakdown:
1 Huggies $19.99 - $3 CVS CRT coupon - $3 IP = $13.99
2 Colgate Total $2.99 each - $1 from Kroger pharmacy booklet = $3.98
-$13 in ECBS
Paid $0.24 and got back $10 for the Huggies and $4 for the Colgate
Small profit of $.73 (Even if you don't have the CRT or the $5/25, the diapers will cost $6.99 which at least for the size 3's I got would come out to .09 a diaper.
Anyway, while there, I couldn't NOT shop (much to my dh's dismay - luckily this store has a lounge area he hung out in while I worked my magic, lol)
I got SUPER lucky with a deal on Capn Crunch and milk thanks to 50% stickers and a tearpad I found for free Lucerne milk(up to $4) wyb 3 Quaker cold cereals. Since I went through the uscan, the register prompted the cashier for the prices on the beer and the Capn Crunch and he put higher prices in for each one(he used the price printed on the tags, but both items were on sale this week)
This is how my transaction played out:
1 Morton Sea Salt $2.24 - .50 insert 6-20 RP = $1.24 (we are completed out of sea salt!)
1 Morton Season all $1.50 - 2 .55 cellfire - .55 loadable(not sure where this one came from????) - .55 insert 6-20 RP= -.70
1 Sunkist Solar fusion .88 - .50 insert 5-9SS = FREE
1 Fage yogurt $1 - .50 dairy booklet coupon = FREE (this was on overstock sale)
1 Tide trial size .99 - .35 insert P&G = FREE
1 Halls refresh closeout .62 - .50 tearpad(found at pharmacy) = FREE
2.34 lb bananas $1.08
1 Safeway tuna .69 - .50 hurricane booklet coupon(says .30 but it took off .50) = .19
1 Fat Tire beer $7.99 - $4.50 50% tag = $3.49
3 Cap n Crunch $1.99 each - $1.33 each 50% tag - 3 .50 insert 5-16 RP(1 doubled) = -.02
1 Lucerne milk $3.18 - $3.18 tearpad buy 3 Quaker get free milk = FREE
-2 $2 catalinas
Cost oop: $1.53
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Well, in that post I also mentioned a FREE Mail in Rebate for that same cat litter. Combine the two and you already have a profit of $3 (not counting stamp or tax).
Well, today was the first day of the rebate and I headed to Petsmart since I had to take the new kitty to the vet anyway. While there, I decided to pick up a few more free bags of Science Diet dog treats (I mentioned this deal here). Well, today the cashier did NOT adjust the coupon down and I got overage of .50 per treat bag I purchased.(I got 8)
So, for my transaction above, I paid 0.53 and will mail in for a rebate of the $7.49 ring up price of the cat litter. Almost a $7 PROFIT!
This would be a great money maker deal to do even if you don't have animals. You cannot guarantee you are going to get the overage from the Science Diet treats, so I liked the idea of getting the litter because it is already a small money maker as it is. IF they give you the overage from the treats, it becomes a bigger money maker. If you don't have animals, there are several local organizations or animal shelters that would love your donation(even vet clinics love donated dog treats!)*
*Keep in mind for the rebate on the litter you need to have the UPC, so you need to clip that first if you choose to donate. You can use a piece of packaging tape to seal the hole and trust me, shelters are NOT going to be picky! Rebate is for up to $12.99 on a 7 or 8 lb bag only and must be purchased between 6/16 and 8/15. Also keep in mind $2.50 price on Science Diet treats and $7.49 price on litter is ONLY with your Petsmart loyalty card(free at checkouts)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
(I used my mom's card for this run and wanted to go today since the buy 8 get $4 deal ends today)
Here is my breakdown:
3 Hamburger Helper $1 each - 2 .75/3 cellfire - 2 .75/3 shortcuts= FREE (there should be insert coupons, but I didn't have one)
1 Chex Mix $1.49 - .50 cellfire - .50 shortcuts - .50 IP = -.51
Betty Crocker fruit snacks $1.49 each - .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 shortcuts - .50/2 IP = $2.47
1 Fiber One 90 calorie bars $1.99 - 2 .50 cellfire - .50 IP = -.01
1 Nature Valley Granola bars 1.99 - .50 cellfire - .50 shortcuts - .50 IP = -.01
1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.99 - 2 .55 shortcuts - .55 IP = .34
1 Cheerios $1.49 - .55 shortcuts - .50 insert = -.06
1 Honey Nut Cheerios $1.99 - .55 cellfire - .55 IP = .89
1 Lucky Charms $1.99 - 2 .55 cellfire - .55 IP = .34
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $1.99 - $1 cellfire - $1 shortcuts - $1 IP = -1.01
1 Warm Delight $1.49 - .75 shortcuts - .50 IP = -.26
1 Bisquick $2.89 - 2 .50 cellfire - .50 shortcuts - .50 IP = .39
1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt $2.50 - 2 $1 cellfire - $1 shortcuts - .50 IP = -$1.50
1 Fage greek yogurt $1 - .50 Randalls dairy book = FREE
Cost oop: .07
Earned $1.50 back so PROFIT!
*I also logged back into cellfire tonight and was able to reload the 10 coupons I used onto my Kroger card. Now if Kroger has a deal, I can use those coupons AGAIN there.
Hopefully they will put the Fiber One yogurt on sale again soon so I can try some of those wonderful recipes my readers shared with me! Easy and yummy way to sneak more fiber in my husband's diet.
I am very excited about the Groupon offer today for Houston area. They are offering a Young Chefs' Academy Cooking Class (2 90 minute classes) for only $15! This is being offered at the Katy location only and you must take the classes by Dec. 31st so that gives you plenty of time to get booked for this. I am going to get one for each kiddo and take them together when my little one turns 4 this fall. Classes for ages 4–17.
For those of you not in the area, Groupon is nationwide and seems to have some pretty cool offers from time to time, you might want to check it out.
$1/1 package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
$0.50/1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars
$0.50/2 boxes Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks
$0.50/1 box Fiber One Chewy Bars or Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars
$0.50/1 40 OZ. + Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
$0.55/1 Trix cereal
$0.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
$0.55/1 Lucky Charms cereal
$0.50/1 4.5 OZ. + Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothie
$1/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks
$1/1 box Wheaties Fuel cereal
$1/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
Monday, June 14, 2010
.35 Goldfish crackers (should be free with sale at Kroger/Randalls)
$1/3 cans Rotel
Bogo Vanish toilet bowl cleaner(there is a Target IP for bogo YMMV if you store allows)
$2 Listerine (see my Walgreens post below to make money on this)
$1 Muir Glen product (I think I read the tomato paste is free at Kroger?)
.55 Honey Nut Cheerios (on sale at Randalls until tomorrow)
.50 Bisquick (will go good at Randalls with loadables from cellfire)
$3 World's Best Cat Litter (combine with try me free rebate here)
More to come if I don't fall asleep first......
I was happy to go to my favorite Walgreens and see they still had Nivea bodywash in stock(I stopped at 3 stores yesterday on the way to the bookstore and they were all already sold out)
Anyway, did 3 transactions
Heinz Vinegar $2.19 (filler and dh uses it to clean his coffee pot)
1 Listerine $5.99 - $3 in ad coupon - $2 IP(use zip 44142) = .99
1 Schick razor $7.99 - $4 insert 6-13 = $3.99
-$10 RR from Neutrogena deal
Cost oop .16
Earned $4 RR back for the razor
and I can use the receipt for the Listerine $10 rebate(READ this is while supplies last so get that sucker in FAST!) or the Schick razor try me free for purchase price (obviouslyI will do the Listerine, but I have other receipts with the Schick and I will try to find the highest ring up price to mail in for that one)
3 Neutrogena lip balms $2.99 each - $1.50 booklet coupons(from Safeway) = $4.47
1 Laser cat pointer(filler -the new kitten LOVES this new toy) $1.29
-$5 RR from prior Gillette razor deal
Cost oop: .82 (.06 tax)
Earned $10 for Neutrogena
1 Nivea bodywash $5.99 - $3 insert = 2.99
1 Laser cat pointer(so the girls wouldn't fight over one!- not pictured) $1.29
-$4 RR from trans #1
Cost oop: .30 (.02 tax)
Earned $6 for the bodywash
So final tally
Cost: 10.16 + 5.82 + 4.30 + .44 stamp = $20.72
Receive: $4 + $10 rebate + $10 + $ 6 = $30
Profit of ~ $10 (or close to free if I don't get the Listerine rebate)
Thanks goes to hip2save for the info on the Listerine rebate.
*you can purchase any 3 Neutrogena products to get the $10 RR and we just got $1 coupons so other scenarios can still be money makers
Gillette razor is also still on sale with RR attached making it under $1 (new proglide) with P&G insert coupon
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I had to run an errand tonight that happened to take me past 2 Krogers. Since I was out anyway, I decided to stop in and purchase 4 Reach Toothbrushes for a catalina deal posted on HCW(Buy 2 get $1, buy 3 get $2, buy 4 get $4). Well, the cheapest toothbrushes they have are $1.99 , but with our Bogo insert coupons(5-16, 1-3, 12-6 RP) and our $1 off coupons(5-16, 4-11, 3-7, 10-18 RP), this becomes a HOT deal. Imagine my suprise when I stumbled upon THIS sign(notice the coupons hanging off the side)
I took a closer pic of one of the coupons so you could read the AWESOME coupon I found before it was spent!
WOW!!!!!! No other purchase required and just get $3 off PORK. Well, if you notice the expiration date, that would be TODAY! Since this was at ~ 8 pm, I decided I needed to save these poor coupons souls by redeeming them (all 7 of them!) So 2 stores later I had this:
I purchased the Yakisoba since I was in a hurry and I wanted to use $4 catalinas I already had to make my oop as cheap as I could each time. Here are my transactions:
6 Yakisoba .89 each - $1/2 insert = $2.34
4 Reach toothbrushes $1.99 each - 2 bogo - 2 $1 insert = $1.98
1 Pork ribs $4.66 - $3 peelie = $1.66
1 Pork ribs $4.50- $3 peelie = $1.50
1 Pork chops $4.58 - $3 peelie = $1.58
$4 oop earned $4 back (catalina machine didn't work so they gave me $4 on a gift card)
(same store so I didn't try the Reach again)
1 Pork chops $4.85 - $3 peelie = $1.85
1 Pork chops $4.85 - $3 peelie = $1.85
1 Pork ribs $5.39 - $3 peelie = $2.39
-$4 oynso catalina
6 Yakisoba .89 each - $1/2 = $2.34
4 Reach toothbrushes $1.99 each - 2 bogo - 2 $1 = $1.98
1 Pork ribs $3.22 - $3 peelie = .22
-$4 oynso catalina
Earned $4 oynso
I basically found $21 worth of free pork tonight!
*another hot deal you might want to get if your stores allow bogo coupons on bogo sales. The Gillette bodywash is bogo, so if you have the bogo coupons from the most recent or prior P&G insert, you get 2 free (YMMV as to whether your stores will allow this)
Also, more posts to come if I just have the time(busy shopping weekend with my mom, but running out of time to post and my new job doesn't allow for much blog time like I used to have :(
I also picked up Smart Balance milk for $2.98 - $2 insert coupon hoping to get a free catalina coupon print that I have been hearing rumors about(didn't happen, I got a $2/2). They also had a yellow HEB coupon for free 100 Calorie packs when you buy the Smart Balance milk, so I guess it wasn't a complete loss!
Don't forget to use those Science Diet treat coupons we got this weekend to make some happy canines(these will be going to my mom and sister!)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Has anyone heard of this yet? This sounds similar to Paperbackswap where you swap your books with other members, but instead you swap kids clothes! I am going to sign up and see how good it is and report back. I am excited about the possibilities because I have LOADS of girls clothing in excellent shape and all my friends keep having boys!!!!
If any of my readers have done this, I am anxious to hear how you like it. You can get a free pro membership for two months with the code "MYSAVINGS" (I honestly don't know how much it is after that as I am trying to read the info before my husband picks me up from work- his car was in the shop today!)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Also, if you looked at the coupon preview I mentioned on my last post, you might have noticed we should be getting more of these coupons! This should make your canine buddies happy!
We Use Coupons has the preview out for both the Smartsource and the RedPlum. Just click the picture to take you to the listings. I am excited about the
Greek yogurt .30 coupon
Scrubbing bubbles $5 coupon and the
$2.50 Smart Balance milk (currently half gallons are $2.99 at Kroger!)
Also, while you are there, you can see they have several more weeks of the RedPlum inserts already previewed, so you can plan ahead
If you are a fan of Quiznos, then you might want to grab this coupon. It is only good through 6/16.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Well, it looks like Randalls stores have updated their coupon policy and MOST of it appears to be in couponers' favor! Check it out here and be sure to keep a printed copy with you while shopping. For those that shop TT, use this link and those that shop Safeway banner, use this link (They are all the same policy, but each has the unique web address to the store, which should help at those less than pleasant couponing stores)
I personally like number 8, 9, 16 and 26(I thought rainchecks were valid for only 30 days so this was GREAT news)
Also notice how it states: The current policy will be posted at the customer service area in each store. That again, should help us with stores that try making up their own rules.
Edit to add: I just went to pick up some milk today and used 3 RR and they took them no problem! This is gonna be FUN!