Saturday, March 31, 2012

Soon

Before buying a house, I was never much interested in gardening.  But now that we've got a beautiful lawn and room to grow, flora and fauna are all that occupy my brain lately.  We have a flower garden of sorts right off the driveway that's only currently housing dirt, just ready to be seeded.  Its too early now, but soon I'm going to  try my hand (or thumb) at planting some flowers there.  I also want to plant a cherry blossom tree and a weeping willow tree in the backyard.  I keep saying Whomping Willow, a la Harry Potter though!  We've got a huge back yard with plenty of room and I've always loved willows.  We'll plant both a good distance from the house though - I know how big those willow trees can grow.  I'm also planning on putting them on the edges of the yard, not too close to our neighbors' property.  I don't want to plunk down a tree in the middle of the yard and then regret it years from now if we ever decided to put in a pool or something equally large.  

With all the deer in our yard, the goal is to plant flowers that they aren't likely to eat.  My dad recommended daffodils, marigolds and zinnias.  Do you have hungry deer roaming your yard as well?  Care to share some tips?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

4/1 - 4/7


CVS

  • Complete Multi Purpose Solution (12 oz) $8.99, get back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Allegra Allergy Medicine (5 ct) $6.99, use $7 coupon (coming in Sunday's SS) = FREE
  • Mars Easter Singles (1 - 1.2 oz) $0.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (3/18 RP) = FREE
  • iTunes Gift Cards - get $5 EB WYB $30 (Limit 1)
Rite Aid
  • Scunci Elastics (18 ct) $1.99, get back $1.99 UP (Limit 1) = FREE

Walgreens
  • Starting 4/4 - Luster White Toothpaste $4.99, use $1.50 coupon and get back $4 RR = $0.51 profit

Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Super Cheap Soap Refills at PC

Price Chopper - got this deal from Sheila!  I don't know what I'd do without her PC posts.  Thanks Sheila!
  • 2 Softsoap Refills (32 oz) $2.29 each, used two $0.50 coupons (3/25 SS) = $2.58
  • Colgate Toothpaste $2, used $0.75 coupon (3/25 SS) = $0.50
  • 2 Wise Ridgies Chips $3 each
  • Cape Cod Chips $3.79
  • Ruffles Chips $4.29
  • Pop Secret Popcorn $3.99
  • Used $2.50 catalina and $3.20 in bottle deposit refunds, total was $16.04
Got back a $3 catalina for buying the Softsoap and Colgate ($3 WYB $10, based on shelf prices) making those items $0.08!  Its so hard to find deals on these big soap refills, let alone getting two for $0.08.  I'll also use the chips and popcorn towards a $10 Heineken rebate on $15.01 of salty snacks.


I bought a second set of the Softsoap and Colgate - used the $3 catalina from the first transaction to pay and only had to fork over $0.51 after tax.


After shopping, we filled up my tank with gas using the $0.70/gallon discount earned at Price Chopper.  It ended up costing $3.29 a gallon.  The only downside is having to pump your own gas.  I typically get my gas in NJ and am spoiled by the attendants.  But for a $0.70 discount, I can get over my laziness.

Rite Aid
  • 4 U By Kotex Liners $1 each, used four $1 coupons (3/25 SS) = FREE

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cleaning Up on Cleaning Supplies



ShopRite

  • 4 Fantastik Cleaners $1.99 each, used four $0.75 coupons (3/25 SS) = $1.96 or $0.49 each
  • 4 Kleenex Hand Towels $2.99 each ($3.19 shelf price), used four $0.75 coupons (1/29 SS *expires today) = $5.96 or $1.49 each
  • 3 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners $2.99 each ($3.45 shelf price), used three $1 coupons (3/25 SS) and $1 off 2 Savingstar coupon = $4.97 or $1.65 each
  • 2 Viva Paper Towels $1.99 each (reg price), used two $0.85 coupons (3/11 SS) = $0.29 each
  • 2 Crystal Lites $2.79 each, used $1 off 2 tearpad coupon = $4.58
  • Used $5 Munch Mania catalina (Crystal Lite) and $5 catalina, total was $12.28

Got back two $5 catalinas for spending $30 on cleaning items (Fantastik, Kleenex and Scrubbing Bubbles).  I thought these would be straight up catalinas, but one is for $5 off Scott Towels 10 pk mega rolls or Viva Towels 6 pk Giant Rolls and the other is for $5 off Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Fantasitk or Pledge Products.  Should have read that deal a little more carefully!


CVS

  • 4 Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Singles (1.1 oz) $0.50 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (3/18 RP) and got back $2 EB ($1 EB WYB 2, Limit 2) = $2 profit 
  • 2 Halls Cough Drops $1.50 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (3/25 SS) and got back $1 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • Total was $2.14, got back $1 EB for green bag tag
Rite Aid - bought my papers here on Sunday and didn't get my 20% discount!  Guess that's gone by the wayside.

  • RA True Result Meter $12.99 ($17.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $5 coupon, got back $5 UP and will send away for TMF rebate (peelie found on package) = $10 profit
  • 2 Mucinex $20 each, got back $10 UP (Limit 2) = $30 or $15 each
  • Used $5 UP, total was $42.99

You can print the $5 True Result coupon here: https://raemails.rebateplus.com/EmailCouponPromotions.asp?id=trueresult0226diabeml&e=YOUREMAILADDRESS&c=3c780cde-80b4-47bf-ad47-4429a196f6a2


Plug in your email where it says "YOUREMAILADDRESS" 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beautiful Collars

Lisa, one of the gals who reads my blog (Hi Lisa!) contacted me to see if I might be interested in trying out some of her beautiful, homemade dog collars.  Well, not me personally try them out, but the canine members of my family.  Surely you knew what I meant.  Surely.  Anyhoo, she makes these collars herself.  That's right, you heard me - she makes them!  The last time I used a sewing machine to hem a pair of pants, I sewed the leg shut, so I have a great deal of appreciation for those who are blessed with the sewing gene.  


Check out her Etsy shop - I can't get over all the varieties and patterns to choose from!
Lisa started making collars herself after rescuing a tiny Rat Terrier puppy from some folks that left her to die.  The little gal needed surgery and was only two pounds!  After having no luck finding a harness for her, she decided to make one herself.  Now she makes collars - dog and cat, and leashes too!  


Lisa donates a portion of her proceeds to rescues and charities.  She's an angel for animals for the ASPCA and donates to several local rescue groups as well.  She also recently became a foster mom for Open Arms Pound Rescue.  Her first foster "kid" was a little Yorkie who just went to his new home a couple weeks ago!  She donates a portion of the proceeds from the breast cancer and autism collars to those respective charities also.  How can you not love a woman like that?  

She made a lovely collar for Riley in this green plaid print that my sister picked out.  Shadow told me she would simply settle for no print other than this black and white dot.  
We typically use a choker collar on Shadow so Lisa made her a martingale collar, which is more adjustable than a typical collar would be. I can't get over how strong the material and the collar are - no way Shadow or Riley are going to rip these bad boys any time soon!
And they're so pretty!  Check out her Etsy shop today!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3/25 - 3/31

Staples

  • Sun - Wed ONLY: HP Everyday 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper (50 pk) $8.99, get back $8.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun - Wed ONLY: Staples Pastels 8.5" x 11" Colored Paper (20 lbs, assorted colors) - get full price back via Easy Rebate (Limit 2) = FREE 
  • Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA Batteries (16 pk) $12.99, get back $12.99 Staples Rewards (Limit 2) = FREE

CVS
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Gold Emblem Jelly Beans (7 oz) $0.99, get back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Singles (1.1 oz) $0.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (3/18 RP) and get back $1 EB (WYB 2, Limit 2) = $1 profit
  • Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.99, use $1 coupon (3/11 SS) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Unilever Items - spend $10, get back $3 EB (Limit 1).  Includes Bertolli/Ragu Pasta Sauce three for $5 or $1.66 each, Hellmann's Mayo (22-30 oz) $3, Lipton Tea (20-100 ct) $3 or Skippy PB (15-16.3 oz) $2.50.  There was a $0.75 or $1.50 off 2 Bertolli coupon in the 3/4 SS (two coupons allowed per trip)

Rite Aid

  • Glucerna Hunger Smart Bars $4.99/$3.99 with 20% discount, use $2 coupon, get back $1 UP (Limit 4) and $1 (SCR #22, Limit 4) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Carefree Pantiliners (18-22 ct) $1, use $1 coupon (3/18 SS) = FREE
  • U By Kotex Liners $1, use $1 coupon (3/25 SS) = FREE
  • Colgate Optic White Toothbrush $3.49, use $3 RA coupon (March Video Values) and $1 coupon (3/11 SS) = FREE
Walgreens

  • Got2B Stylers $5, buy two and use two $3 coupons (2/12 RP) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Spring

Finished out the Aveeno deal today.  I'd bought one bottle of lotion yesterday - $4.79 after 20% discount, $5.99 reg price, and since the system rounds up, that counted as $5 worth.  So today, I bought another two - 

  • Aveeno Baby Lotion $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon and $1 coupon (2/26 SS) = $1.79 *Counts towards spend $15, get back $5 UP (Limit 2) promo 
  • Palmer "Little Beauty" chocolate bunny $0.69 ($0.88 reg price, 20% discount)
  • Used $2 UP, totalw as $0.87
Then separately, I bought another - 

  • Aveeno Baby Lotion $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon and $1 coupon (2/26 SS) = $1.79 *Counts towards spend $15, get back $5 UP (Limit 2) promo  
  • 2 Plastic Storage Boxes $0.80 ($1 reg price, 20% discount)
  • Used $2 UP, total was $1.04 and I got back $5 UP for the Aveeno deal
So in total, I spent $5.37 on the Aveeno lotions and got back $5 UP so $0.37 or $0.12 each.  I was going to buy another Neosporin Essentials Trial Pack but I realized last night that these are made by J&J.  I had a terrible issue with some J&J rebates a couple years ago and its made me really hesitate to do any others.  I'll probably send away for the rebate on the one I bought yesterday and call it a day.  Although, I could buy one at Walgreens and get a rebate receipt, hmm.  Something to think about.


I was looking out into our back yard the other day and spotted something yellow way in the distance.  Da boyfriend volunteered to saunter out there with the camera and low and behold, we have daffodils!  

Definitely a nice surprise and very spring-ish.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Shopping Through the Sniffles

I still feel awful today.  Coughing, sneezing and my ears are so congested that I feel like I have ear muffs on.  Being sick blows.  Off to take some medicine and crash for the night.


Rite Aid

  • Neosporin Essentials Trial Pack $11.19 ($13.99 reg price, 20% discount), used  $5 coupon and will submit for TMF rebate = $5 profit  
  • Rite Aid Pure Spring Hand Cream $1, used $2 coupon = $1 profit
  • 2 Reach Total Care Toothbrushes $2.99 each, used two $1 coupons (3/4 RP) and got back two $2 UP's (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit  
  • Aveeno Baby Lotion $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon and $1 coupon (2/26 SS) = $1.79 *Counts towards spend $15, get back $5 UP (Limit 2) promo
  • Used $10 UP, total was $1.64
CVS

  • 6 Carefree Pantiliners (18-22 ct) $1 each, used six $1 coupons (3/18 SS) = FREE 
  • 6 Wheat Thins $2.66/7 each (three for $8), used three $1 off 2 coupons and got back $5 EB (WYB $15, Limit 1) = $8 or $1.33 each
  • Used $1 EB, $3.79 EB and $7 EB, total was $1.21 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cheap Juice and Fruit

ShopRite

  • 4 V8 Splash Juices $1.99 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (2/5 SS *Expire today) and got back $4.50 in catalinas = $1.46 or $0.36 each
  • 4 Dole Pineapple $0.99 each, used two $0.50 off 2 coupons (1/29 RP) and got back $0.75 catalina = $1.21 or $0.30 each *I think the catalina for this deal ends today
  • 2 Freschetta Pizzas $3.99 each, used $1.50 off 2 coupon (3/4 SS) and will use towards $6 Pabst NBPR rebate on pizza = $0.48 or $0.24 each
  • 4 Entenmann's Muffin Tops $2.14 each, used four $1 coupons (2/26 SS) = $1.14 each
  • 4 Pepperidge Farm Swirl Breads $2.14 each, used four $0.40 coupons (2/26 SS) = $1.34 each
  • 4 Reynolds Wraps $2.99 each, used four $0.75 coupons (1/22 SS) = $1.49 each
  • Used $5 off $40 order coupon (home mailer), $3 catalina and four $5 catalinas, total was $3.65
Went to another store and picked up more juice, pineapple, foil, pizza and some cough drops.  I wasn't feeling well on Monday, but I perked up Tuesday and Wednesday, feeling just fine.  Thursday was a different story and I'm full-on sick now.  DBF and I have been taking it easy all weekend, watching the boob tube and napping.  All this shopping this morning was the most activity I've managed in days.  I really wanted the juice and pineapple though, so I dragged myself to the store.  Now I'm heading back to the couch.  :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

3/18 - 3/25

CVS
  • Carefree Pantiliners (18-22 ct) $1, use $1 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) = FREE
Rite Aid
  • Olay Body Wash $8.99 and Olay Face Wash $3.99 ($7.99 reg price, BOGO 50% off sale), use BOGO coupon (buy facial cleanser, get BW free, 3/4 P&G) = $3.99 *Do this three more times and get back $10 UP (WYB $50, Limit 1?) and send away for $15 rebate (listed below, WYB $50) = $9.04 profit **Don't buy Olay Quench, Silk Whimsy or Fresh Reviving with Ginseng BW, they're not counting towards the UP deal
  • Olay Bath Bars $3.99, BOGO 50% off sale, buy 18 ($53.82 subtotal), use 18 $2 coupons (3/4 P&G), get back $10 UP (WYB $50, Limit 1?) and send away for $15 rebate (listed below, WYB $50) = $7.18 profit *P&G coupons are limited to four per shopping trip so you'd have to do this over several transactions
  • Toys R Us Gift Cards $25, get back $3 UP (Limit 3?) = $3 profit
  • Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Total Care Floss (30 yds) $2.99, use $1 coupon (3/4 RP) and get back $2 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Veet Depilatories $4.99, use $2 in-circular coupon, $2 coupon (or here) and get back $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE/$0.01 profit *Better deal with 20% discount
  • Rite Aid Pure Spring Hand Cream $1, use $2 coupon (adjusted down) = FREE
  • Carefree Pantiliners (18-22 ct) $1, use $1 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) = FREE
  • Mentos UP2U Gum $0.99, use $1 coupon (2/5 SS) = FREE
  • Mitchum Deodorant around $3.99 so $3.19 with 20% discount, use $1 coupon and $2 circular coupon = $0.19 *Ad says $0.75 coupon coming in Sunday's papers = $0.44
  • Aveeno Skin Care - spend $15 and get back $5 UP (Limit 2) plus there's a $2 in-circular coupon.  If baby stuff is included, buy the baby moisturizer for $5.99 ($4.79 with 20% discount), use $2 circular coupon and $1 coupon (2/26 SS) = $1.79.  Repeat two times more/three times total (system will round each $4.79 purchase up to $5) and get back $5 UP (Limit 2) = $0.37 or $0.12 each
Walgreens
  • Reach Floss or Toothbrush $0.99 with in-circular coupon (give second), use $1 coupon (3/4 RP) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Mars Candy Singles $0.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (3/18 RP) = FREE
  • Applied Nutrition Acai Berry Cleanse (56 ct) plus Fat Burn Cleanse (56 ct) *its a double pack, $10, get back $10 RR = FREE *Look for $1 coupons inside the box once you've purchased (use towards a second)
  • Carefree Pantiliners (18-22 ct) $0.99, use $0.99 coupon (or maybe $1 off? Not really sure, coming in Sunday's paper) = FREE
Walgreens Monthly Deals 
  • *Valid until 3/18 - Nescafe Taster's Choice Stick Packs (6 ct) $1, buy four and use four $0.65 coupons or two BOGO coupons and get back $3 RR (WYB 4) = $1.60 profit or $1 profit depending on coupons used  *Also can get $1 RR WYB 2 or $2 RR WYB 3.  You may get a $1 off 3 coupon at the register as well - thanks Pubbler!
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fabulous Full Freezers

Today was a bittersweet day.  My wonderful AA had the nerve to get pregnant and want to take some time off to give birth and care for her little girl.  Can you believe that?  Today was her last day in the office and tomorrow begins the long, dark, painful three month period without her.  We're all very close in the office so it definitely won't be the same without her there.  Not to mention the mountains of work she does without even blinking an eye.  She sometimes tells me that she's done everything, is there anything else that needs to be done?  (FAINT)  If I suddenly disappear and you don't see any posts from me for a week or so, please come round and dig me out from under my desk.  Anyone looking for a part-time gig?  Anyone?  Please?

To try and cheer myself up, I went back to S&S (it didn't help much).  This store had a better selection than the store yesterday, but I was still hoping for some better frozen fruit.  I got three packages of whole strawberries and one of strawberries and bananas, but that's all they had.  I would have loved some peaches.  The plan is to use the fruit for homemade ice cream and I'm not sure how the bananas are going to taste.  I may pick those out, not a huge banana-fan am I.  Here's what I got:

Stop & Shop

  • 4 Dole Frozen Fruits $3.19 each ($3.69 shelf price), used two $1 off 2 coupons (3/4 RP)
  • 4 Green Giant Steamers $1.66/7 each (three for $5, $2.59 shelf price)
  • Total was $17.43 - only got back a $5 catalina instead of $10.  Must have been one of the Green Giants - I read there were spotty problems with these.  In this order, I got broccoli with cheese sauce, natural blend and market blend.
Then I did another transaction and rolled a $10 catalina

  • 2 Green Giant Steamers $1.66/7 each (three for $5, $2.59 shelf price) 
  • Breyers Ice Cream $3 ($5.29 shelf price)
  • 4 McCain Fries $2.50 each ($3.85 shelf price)
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $6.34 and got back another $10 catalina
I think I'm done for the week.  My freezer is packed jam full!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Driving with Goosebumps

It is still March right?  Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature because it was in the mid 70's here today.  What a bizarre winter this has been.  I think we had more 50 and 60 degree days than anything else.  The warm weather feels wonderful, but its not ideal for transporting frozen food.  There's a deal at Stop & Shop this week on frozen food (buy $25 worth, get back $10) but in New York, you get gas points instead of a catalina.  That meant I needed to do my shopping in NJ and haul it across the border.  I tucked my groceries on the floor of the passenger side of the car and cranked up the AC on the way home.  Everything (including me) was nice and frosty by the time we got home.  Here's what I got - 

  • 4 Farm Rich Appetizers $4.99 each (shelf $6.99 each), used four $0.75 coupons (didn't double, 1/15 SS)
  • Total was $16.96 and got back $10 catalina = $6.96 or $1.74 each
Then separately, I bought:
  • Farm Rich Appetizer $4.99 (shelf $6.99), used $0.75 coupon (didn't double, 1/15 SS) 
  • 4 Breyers Ice Creams $3 each (shelf $5.29)
  • Total was $16.24 and got back $10 catalina = $6.24 or $1.24 each
The deal is working based on shelf prices which makes for some pretty cheap food.  This store had a pretty terrible selection - none of the Superpretzels, Green Giant Steamers or Dole frozen fruit that I was looking for.  I'm going to try another store tomorrow and see if I have better luck.


I was too chicken to try and roll the catalina.  Has anyone done this successfully?
CVS - there's a great CVS by me that accepts expired coupons and EB's.  I had an expired $3 off $10 healthcare items CRT that I put to use today.

  • Zyrtec (5 ct) $5.99, used $3 coupon (My Allergy Guide coupon booklet) and got back $5.99 EB (Limit 1) = $3 profit 
  • Pedia Care Liquid (4 oz) or Infant Drops (2 oz) $5.99, got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Used $3/$10 healthcare coupon and $1 EB, total was $4.98, overall profit $5.01
Look for these Zyrtec coupon booklets at Rite Aid.  I found these on an endcap with bottles of Zyrtec -- over by household items.  Who knows where they might be in your store.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sick Day

Woke up feeling crummy today.  Didn't feel so hot yesterday either and DBF is sick so I knew it was just a matter of time for me.  He had a raging fever last night so neither one of us slept very well.  I crawled out of bed to call out of work and then crawled right back in.  The next thing I knew, it was 11:00!  I normally get up around 5, so sleeping that much is a sure sign that I'm fighting off something.  


I sold some things on ebay and packaged them up to be shipped today, so I had to go out and drop those off.  While I was out, I swung by ShopRite to do the Purex deal but the store was out of the Ultra Packs.  I'll try another store and see if I have better luck.  I got - 

  • 4 Kraft Sour Creams $1.49 each, got back $3 catalina (WYB 4 Kraft items) and a bunch of $1 off $5 SR items (produce, meat, bake shoppe, seafood and deli) = $2.96 or $0.74 each
  • 4 Viva Paper Towels $1.99 (reg price), used four $0.85 coupons (3/11 SS) = $0.29 each
  • $25 Lowes Gift card, got back $5 catalina = $5 profit
  • Used $5 Munch Mania catalina (on Kraft sour cream), total was $27.49
Bought a second Lowes gift card separately.  I love these promos!  We'll always use the gift cards so I just tuck them away, and its a great way to get catalinas that I can use for food.  I'm up to $30 in free money so far.


Here's the Purex deal - buy six Purex laundry detergents (bottles or Ultra Packs) for $1.99 each, use six four $0.75 coupons or $1 coupons (3/11 RP) and get back a $5 catalina.  Depending on the coupons you use, its either super cheap or free.  For the $0.75 coupon, you have to fill out the requested info, then select that you want the Ultra Packs as a sample instead of the detergent.  On the next page, you'll have the option of printing a coupon instead of getting a sample in the mail.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Great Gift Card Deal

ShopRite

  • Golden Delicious Apples $1.29/lb = $3.88
  • Lowes $25 gift card, got back $5 catalina = $5 profit
  • Total was $28.88
Bought three additional $25 Lowes cards - $20 profit in total.  The deal also works on Lane Bryant, Marriott and Visa gift cards.

CVS - picked up six papers and paid with EB's and a gift card

Walgreens

  • 4 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Body Wash $4.49 each, BOGO sale, used two $3 off 2 coupons (printable, no longer available) and got back $4 RR (WYB 4) = $1.02 profit
  • 10 Kleenex Tissues (100 ct) $0.99, used nine $1 coupons (bought these on ebay, they're from a Spanish paper) = $0.90 or $0.09 each
  • 16 Scotch Bubble Mailers $0.39 each
  • Total was $12.16
Walgreens registers beep when you use a coupon that's higher than the value of the item (ie. $1 coupon on $0.99 item).  But if you buy multiple items and use one less coupon, you're still paying and the registers are happy = no beeps.  I went to another store after this and used up the rest of my coupons.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3/11 - 3/17


CVS

  • Zyrtec (5 ct) $5.99, use $2 coupon and get back $5.99 EB (Limit 1) = $2 profit *Look for $3 coupons in Allergy coupon booklets found at RA - thanks Slickcat!
  • Pedia Care Liquid (4 oz) or Infant Drops (2 oz) $5.99, use $1 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Coke five for $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = five for $10 or $2 each

Rite Aid & Walgreens - not seeing much.  Did I miss a good deal?



Walgreens Monthly Deals 
  • *Valid until 3/18 - Nescafe Taster's Choice Stick Packs (6 ct) $1, buy four and use four $0.65 coupons or two BOGO coupons and get back $3 RR (WYB 4) = $1.60 profit or $1 profit depending on coupons used  *Also can get $1 RR WYB 2 or $2 RR WYB 3.  You may get a $1 off 3 coupon at the register as well - thanks Pubbler!
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Indulge Me

Its been a very long day.  I started out feeling great, pumped full of energy but then work sucked all the good juju right out of me.  I should have known better, its Monday right?  Oh well, work can't keep me from my shopping!  That always perks me up.  Here's the damage for the day - 
Rite Aid - there's really no strategy involved in what I bought today, so I'm going to make one big ol' list

  • 3 Playtex Sippy Cups $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 coupon  and $4 circular coupon = $1.21 profit on each
  • 3 Playtex Pacifiers $3.99 ($4.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $4 circular coupon = FREE
  • Arm & Hammer Crystal Burst Laundry Detergent Capsules $5.59 ($6.99 reg price, 20% discount), will send away for TMF rebate (peelie found on package) = FREE
  • RA Cotton Swabs (500 ct or 500 + 100 bonus pack) $2.39 ($2.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon = $0.39 
  • Kushyfoot Microfiber Crew Socks $3.19 ($3.99 reg price), used $3 circular coupon = $0.19
  • L'oreal Revitalift Clinical Repair 10 $24.99, used $1 coupon (1/29 RP) and $5 RA coupon (Feb. Video Values) and two L'oreal Youth Code Cleansers $6.39 ($7.99 reg price, 20% discount) and $3.99 (BOGO50% off sale this week), used two $3 coupons (1/22 RP), got back $10 UP (WYB $30, Limit 2) and will send away for $10 rebate (WYB $30) = $3.37
CVS - got a $3 Revlon cosmetics CRT today so I put that to good use
  • Revlon Eyeshadow $5.49, used $3 CRT and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $1.51 profit 
  • 2 Softsoap Bar Soaps (4 pk.) $3.50 each, used two $1.50 coupons (2/12 SS) and got back $5 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Gold Emblem Jelly Beans $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $6.99 EB, total was $1.43, got back $1 EB for using green bag tag
Then on a separate card (also got the Revlon CRT on this one):

  • Revlon Eyeshadow $5.49, used $3 CRT and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $1.51 profit 
  • 2 Softsoap Bar Soaps (4 pk.) $3.50 each, used two $1.50 coupons (2/12 SS) and got back $5 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Freeman Facial Anti-Stress Mask $3.99, used $0.75 peelie coupon and will send away for TMF rebate (valid until 12/31/12) = $0.75 profit
  • Used $1 EB and $6.99 EB, total was $3.14

ShopRite - just realized that I only spent $23.75 on the Kraft stuff but the catalinas printed anyway (supposed to spend $25).  We tried the Italian Parmesan Kraft Fresh Takes kit last night on some chicken - DELICIOUS!  I can't wait to try the other varieties.  Its basically just bread crumbs and cheese, so not something I'd "pay" for though.  


The indulgence spreads were tricky to find.  I finally had to ask CS - they were with the jello in my store.  

  • 4 Philadelphia Indulgence Chocolate Spreads $2.69 each, used four $1 coupons (2/26 SS), 1 Kraft Milk Bites $2.99, used $1 coupon (2/26 SS) and four Kraft Fresh Takes $2.50 each, used four $0.75 coupons, got back $20 in Munch Mania catalinas and $4 Kraft catalina = $11.25 profit
  • 4 Joy Dish Detergents $0.99 each, got back $3 catalina (WYB 4) = $0.96 or $0.24 each
Price Chopper 

  • 2 Olay facial cleansers $3.99 each, 2 Olay Quench body washes $6.99 each and two Series Care shave gels $2 each, used two BOGO coupons (buy cleanser, get BW free, 3/4 P&G) and two $0.55 Series coupons (2/5 RP) = $9.78 - will send away for $10 Price Chopper prepaid gift card rebate = FREE
  • 2 Barber Chicken Cordon Bleus $3 each, used two $1 coupons (2/26 SS) and two $1 doubler coupons from circular = $2 or $1 each
  • Total was $15.06