Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Walgreens 3/31

Transaction #1:
2x Quaker Granola Bars: $2.50 each
-$.75/2 coupon

Used: $2.00 RR
Total OOP: $2.30
Received $2.00 RR

Transaction #2:
Softsoap Body Wash: $3.99
*Used last Free Walgreens coupon

Chapstick: $1.99

Bubbles: $1.00

Used: $2.00 RR
Total OOP: $1.33
Received: $2.00 RR

Transaction #3:
Edge Save Gel: $2.19 (clearance)

Used: $2.00 RR
Total OOP: $.33
Received $3.00 RR

Total OOP for 3 transactions: $3.96
Total Saved: $14.54

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Walgreens 3/29

I hit 8 Walgreens with the rolling Softsoap deal. I won't break this blog down by transaction (yes, eight all together) but I'll list my items with discounts and roll up the bargains at the end.

*NOT PICTURED: 2x Red Barron Pizzas $2.50 each
- $1.00/2 coupon*

Cottonelle: $2.50 ad coupon
-$1.00 coupon

Reynolds Foil: $.89 ad coupon
-$1.00 coupon

One A Day Drink Mix: $1.49
-$1.00 coupon
*FREE after April MIR*

4x Chapstick: $1.99 each
*FREE after RR*

4x Life Cereal: $2.50 each
-2x $1.00/2 coupons

2x Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: $2.50 each
-$.75/2 coupon

8x Softsoap Body Wash: $3.99 (1st one)
-$1.50 coupon
*7 FREE with rolling free coupon*

Dawn Soap: $.99 ad coupon
-$.50 coupon

3x Peeps: $.39 each ad coupon

1x Butterfinger Egg: $.39 ad coupon

Easter sticker book: $.33 ad coupon

Hand Sanitizer: $.99

Peach Rings candy: $.75 (clearance)

Used: $6.00 RR
Total Paid: $21.95
After RR & MIR Total OOP: $10.47
RR Earned: $6.00 + another FREE Softsoap Bodywash

Total Saved: $80.02
**88% SAVINGS**

*I did 3 Quaker transactions and earned $2.00 RR for each one of those then turned around and used that $2.00 RR to buy Chapstick that also earned another $2.00 RR. I was able to do this going to all of those 8 different stores today. I'm EXHAUSTED!!

CVS 3/29

2x M&M's: 2/$3.00
-$1.00/2 coupon

Glade Sense and Spray: $5.99
-$4.00 coupon
-$1.00 CVS coupon

2x PAAS Egg Coloring Kits: $1.99 each

Used: $6.49 ECB's
Total OOP: $.67
Earned: $4.98 ECB's

Total Saved: $19.47
**97% SAVINGS**

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Walgreens 3/22

Transactions #1:

3x Hunts Sauce: $.39 each (with ad coupon)

3x Stride Gum: $.79 each (with ad coupon)
-3/$2.00 coupon

Sambucol: $12.99
-$10.00 ESR
-$3.00 coupon

2x Jelly Beans: $.50 each (with ad coupon)

Schick Razor: $8.99
-$4.00 ESR coupon
-$4.00 coupon

2x Vitamin Shampoo: $6.99
- BOGO Deal
-*Have "Try Me Free" MIR

Axe Shampoo: $5.99
March Monthly Deal *FREE after MIR

Used $4.00 RR
Total OOP: $14.11

Transaction #2:

3x Hunts Sauce: $.39 each (with ad coupon)

Total OOP: $1.18

Total for 2 Transactions: $15.28
-$5.99 Axe March Deal
-$6.99 MIR free offer
Total OOP: $2.30

Total Saved: $56.05
**96% SAVINGS**

CVS 3/22

Schick Intuition Razon: $8.99
-$4.00 coupon

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste: $3.49
-$.75 coupon

Chocolate: $.33 (filler)

Used: $7.98 ECB's
Total OOP: $.37
Earned: $$6.49 ECB's

Total Saved: $14.13
**74% SAVINGS**

Year to Date OOP: $16.00
Year to Date Savings: $257.98

Friday, March 20, 2009


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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Walgreens 3/15

Transaction #1

Reach Toothbrushes/Reach Floss/Listerine: 3/$9.00
-3/$3.00 coupon

Palmolive: $.99 (walgreens coupon)
-$1.00 coupon

Lady Speedstick: $1.99
-$1.00 coupon

Total OOP: $7.59
Earned: $7.00 RR
Total Saved: $11.27

Transaction #2

4x Dr. Pepper Product Bottled Soda:
-One Free 2 ltr. coupon

Men's Speedstick: $1.99
-$1.00 coupon

Revlon Nail Clippers: $3.29
-$1.00 walgreens ES coupon
-$1.00 coupon
**WILL BE RETURNING - Should have rang up $2.29**

Charmin: $3.49 (walgreens ad coupon)
-$.25 coupon

Used: $6.00 RR
Total OOP: $4.17
Earned: $3.00 RR
Total Saved: 13.56

Total Saved from 2 Transaction: $24.83
**68% SAVED**
-Will change after my return-

CVS 3/15

Once again I had ECB's that needed to be used this week before they expired so I got my daughter some candy to fill her Easter eggs & Easter basket with. No ECB's earned from there, but hey, Free is Free.

Dry Idea Deoderant: $2.99
-$2.00 coupon

Irish Spring Body Wash: $4.99
-$1.00 coupon

Colgate Max Toothpaste: $2.99
*Lady DENIED my coupon... arrr

CVS Vitamin D: $2.99

5x Easter Candy totaled: $7.46

$4.00 off $20.00 CVS coupon
$12.98 ECB's
Total OOP: $1.54
Earned: $12.97 ECB's

**Total Saved 93%***

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just A Reminder

Monday, March 9, 2009

Grocery Store Run 3/9

The Olay & Bayer MIRs came at the perfect time (read previous post for more info), right before grocery shopping day. I stopped by two stores: Market Place and Schnucks to get all these deals.

Market Place:

3x Dutch Farm Shredded Cheese: $2.53 each
- $1.19 each with store coupon

Eggs: $1.25

3x Fast Fixin' Chicken: $2.00 each
- $1.49 each with store coupon

Hamburger Buns: $1.29

Bread: $1.29
- $.79 with store coupon

2x Baby Carrots: $1.69 each
- $.88 each with store coupon

4lbs. Oranges: $4.29
- $1.99 with store coupon

Total OOP: $15.18
Total Saved: $13.61


Fresh Green Beans: $1.50 (sale)

Triscuits & Ritz: $2.50 each (sale)
-$2.00/2 coupon

Frosted Flakes Cereal: $1.67 (sale)

Hunt's Tomato Sauce: 5/$2.00 (sale)

Campbell's Pork & Beans: 3/$1.00

3x Campbell's Tomato Soup: $.70 each (sale)
- $.40/3 coupon DOUBLED

6x Yoplait Yogurt: $.60 each (sale)
-$.40/6 DOUBLED

Chicken Breat (bone-in): $.89/lb
-Paid: $2.21

Pepperage Farm Pretzels & Sticks: 2/$5
-2 x $1.00 coupons

Snack Pack: $1.00

Mondos Drink: $1.00

Total OOP: 20.72
Total Saved: $14.02

Total for Shopping Trip: $35.90
Total Saved: $27.63

*Used -$22.50 from Olay and Bayer rebate Total OOP: $13.40!!*

I got my Olay MIR last week! I wasn't sure what I would be getting, it just said $15 gift card to participating locations. Turns out I got a prepaid MasterCard which is good anywhere MasterCard's are accepted!

I also got my Bayer/Aleve/Alka Seltzer MIR - $7.50!

Year to Date Mail in Rebates: $39.92

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Walgreens 3/8

Well I missed out on a lot of deals last week, Walgreens was going crazy with their savings for some reason. I had one too many other things going on to go in there everyday. I think I made up for it today though!

Transation #1:

Samucol: $10.99
-$4.00 IP
-$10.00 ES coupon

3x Huggies: $10.00 each
-3x $5.00 coupons

Garnier Hair Styler: $2.99
-$2.00 ES coupon
-$1.00 coupon

Glade Sense & Spray: $7.99
-$4.00 ES coupon
-$4.00 coupon

Glade Lasting Impressions: $7.99
-$4.00 ES coupon
-$4.00 coupon

Used: $5.50 RR
Total: $9.62 (on a gift card)
Earned $10 RR for Huggies

Total Saved: $38.97

Transaction #2:

2x Smart Balance Butter: $2.99 BOGO Free
-$1.00/2 coupon

2x Red Barron Pizza: 2/$5.00
-$1.00/2 coupon

Coffee Mate Creamer: $2.49 BOGO Free
- 2x $.50 coupons

Garnier Hair Styler: $2.99
-$2.00 ES coupon
-$1.00 coupon

Laudry Soap: $1.99 (sale)

Walgreen Headache Relief: $2.99

Glade Sense & Spray: $7.99
-$4.00 ES coupon
-$4.00 coupon

Glade Lasting Impressions: $7.00
-$4.00 ES coupon
-$4.00 coupon

Used: $10.00 RR
Total: $3.95 ($1.19 on gc & $2.76 OOP)
*Will get $2.99 MIR for Walgreen Headache Relief
(+ $.23 profit on this transaction)

Both Transactions:
**With everything coming off of a gift card, the Register Rewards I used, and after mail-in-rebates I got everything for FREE
(well made $.23 actually)
Total Savings: $102.00

CVS 3/8

Can you believe I didn't set foot in a CVS for 2 entire weeks?? Major downfall to that is i didn't get a chance to roll my ECB's so I had to spend $6 this week before they expired (hints the Easter Bowling Game - free Easter basket stuff for my daughter though!) They were out of all the $3.69 Vasaline lotion or I'd have gotten that instead.

Secret Flawless: $3.99
-$2.00 coupon

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste: $2.99
-$1.00 coupon

Big Red Gum: $.99
-$.99 (Free with coupon)

Easter Bowling Game: $2.50

Used: $6.00 ECB's
Total OOP: $.72
Earned $3.00 ECB's

Total Saved: $12.09
**94% SAVINGS**

Year to Date OOP: $14.06
Year to Date Savings: $222.07

Freebies In the Mail!

More free MAGAZINES! Now I just have to find the time to read them:
-Elle Decor Magazine
-Family Circle Magazine
-Martha Stewart Living Magazine
-Always Infinity Pad and $1.00 coupon
-ANOTHER Home Made Simple coupon book that has a FREE Cascade coupon in it!
-Cream of Wheat & $1.00 coupon
-Emergen C packets and $1.00 couon
-Coffee and coupon
-Hello Kitty mouse pad
-5 kids activity books
-Poise pad
-4 Viva paper towels
-Coupon for FREE can of Del Monte Fruit

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Walgreens 3/3

My least favorite cashier checked me out at Walgreens today, ugh, she wouldn't let my $2/2 Ritz crackers coupon through or I'd have some free crackers... coupon haters. Other stores would push it through for me. Oh well, maybe I'll try again at a different store. Like I said previously, I was sick all weekend and then some so I didn't make it out till today to get to do my bargain hunting. I didn't even try CVS, because if you aren't there within the first hour on Sunday all the "free" stuff is long gone. The Blink eye drops were all out at this Walgreens location to, but I kind of expected it since it took me so long to get out there.

Dawn Dishsoap: $.99 walgreen coupon
-$.50 coupon

Vaseline Lotion: $2.69 (Reg. $3.59)
-$1.50 coupon
*Earned $2.00 RR

2x Reach toothbrushes: $.99 walgreen coupon
-2x $1.00 coupons

Colgate Toothpaste: $3.29
-$.75 coupon
*Earned $3.50 RR

Used $2.00 RR
Total: $2.60 (on a gift card)
Earned: $5.50 in RR

Total Profit: $2.90

Grocery Shopping This Week

I haven't done any good grocery store trip lately, mainly because none of them are having very good sales that match with coupons. We are pretty well just using what we have on hand (saving money) . I did hit Aldi a couple times for some produce and Costco for a few things and milk. This week there were a couple of deals I couldn't pass up.

Market Place:
The cashier confused me because she was scanning the store coupons more then once when I only bought one of the items on the coupon... so not sure how this really worked out

Dutch Farm Shredded Cheese: $2.89
*In store coupon made it $1.19
*Bought 1 scanned coupon 3 times (got an extra $2.64 off)

Borden Sliced Cheese: $2.00 (sale)

Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks: $2.00 (sale)

3x Macaroni Grill Meals: $3.49 each (sale)
-3x $1.00 coupon

2x Del Monte Green Beans: $.50 each (sale)

Bread: $.79 (sale)

2x Raisn Bran: $1.69 each (sale)
-$1.50 off 2 coupon

5 qt. Blue Bunny Ice Cream: $8.93
*In store coupon made it $3.99 (AWESOME DEAL)

Baby Carrots: $1.69
*In store coupon made them $.88
*Coupon scanned twice (Extra $.81 off)

Total OOP: $17.93
Total Saved: $30.26

Tomatoes: $.49
1 Gallon of Milk: $1.99
Total OOP: $2.57

Total for groceries this week: $20.50 OOP

Freebie From My Mailbox (Last Week)

Sorry, I've been having some medical problems/illness so I'm pretty behind on my blogging. Here's all the goodies I got last week in the mail:
-Durex magazine with $25 worth of coupons inside
-Free panty from Victoria's Secret (LOVE THOSE)
-Playtex Sports tampons
-UnderJams sample
-2x Body & Soul Magazines
-True Delight bar and $1.00 coupon
-Art of Ironing DVD
-Stetson Fresh Cologne sample
-Slednecks catalog (supposed to get a sicker to)
-Total Cranberry Crunch and $.75 coupon