Monday, April 30, 2012

PC Triples!

I needed fillers for my Walgreens and Price Chopper purchases.  In both cases, I hadn't figured out ahead of time what I was going to buy and wandered aimlessly in the stores looking for something cheap and useful.  I kept looking at my watch, thinking of the time I was wasting and of my long to-do list for the day - which only added to the aimless wandering.  Adding to that, I've only been to this Walgreens a couple times.  I was pretty sure of how to get there, but was just starting on a different route than I've taken before when my GPS totally died on me.  So I spent another 10 minutes getting myself back to the route I was comfortable with.  I felt like I spent the entire day wandering around.  It was definitely one of those days where couponing felt more like a part-time job than a fun hobby.


Walgreens

  • 8 Crystal Lites $2 each, used four $1 off 2 tearpad coupons (found these a while back at ShopRite) and got back $5 RR (WYB $15) = $7 or $0.87 each
  • 4 Carlos V Milk Chocolates $0.39 - found these in the candy aisle
  • Used $1 RR, $1 RR, $3 RR and $6 RR, total was $3.26
Price Chopper - they're doing triples this week!  They'll triple up to four $1 coupons per order, with an additional $15 purchase.  I found the coupons in my Sunday paper, anyone know if they're available online somewhere?  ETA - here's a printable coupon!  Thanks Sheila

  • 2 Diet Pepsi 20 packs $5 each with in-circular coupon, used $2 off 2 coupon (4/29 Moments to Save coupon insert) = $8 or $4 each - will use these towards a $5 Bud NBPR rebate on many things including soda (32159) = $3 or $1.50 each
  • 4 Reynolds Parchment Papers $3.59 each, used four $1 coupons (3/25 SS) and four triplers = $2.36 or $0.59 each
  • 2 Minute Rice $2.69 each
  • Total was $19.07

Then at a different Price Chopper, I got - 

  • Sorrento Ricotta Cheese $3, used $1 coupon (2/12 SS) and tripler = FREE
  • 3 Alexia Sweet Potato Fries/Onion Rings $4.39, used three $1 coupons and three triplers = $1.39 each
  • 2 Ballpark Hot Dogs $3.99 each, BOGO sale and used $1 off 2 coupon (4/15 RP) and four Hillshire Farm deli meats $3.33 each, will use towards $8 Blue Moon NBPR rebate on $16 of meat/seafood (106141) = $8.31
  • Heavy Cream $1.79
  • 2 Whipping Creams $2.99 each
  • Milk $3.89
  • Total was $30.64

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I Can't Think of a Title

Rite Aid

  • Single Serve Oreos $0.50 each, used $1 off 2 RA coupon (April Video Values) FREE
  • 6 papers $2 each
  • Total was $12 - tried to use UP's to pay but the register beeped.  I wonder if this is now a no-go?

ShopRite

  • 4 Mission Tortillas $1.49 each, will send away for $5 Dos Equis NBPR rebate on fresh/frozen Mexican food items (DOSNA012) = $0.96 or $0.24 each
  • 10 Banquet Sausages $0.99 each, got back $3 catalina (WYB $10) = $6.90 or $0.69 each
  • 4 Cabot Cheeses $1.49 each, used four $1 coupons = $1.96 or $0.49 each
  • Kosher Salt $1.19
  • The Good Cook Muffin Tin $4.99
  • Milk $3.59
  • Total was $28.53

I stopped into Staples over the weekend to look for some kind of holder to use for recipe cards.  Imagine my surprise at finding a display of couponing supplies!  They had these coupon pages, pages for baseball size coupons, binders of various sizes and an array of scissors.  
We also put our gas discount to good use!  I earned a discount of $2.20 off a gallon at S&S last week.  We filled up my car, da boyfriend's truck and a five gallon gas jug, all for $66.47!  We paid $1.89 per gallon.  Love that!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Target Deal

Target

  • Carefree Original Pantiliners (60 ct) $2.99, used $1 coupon (3/18 SS)
  • 2 Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads (18 ct) $2.89 each, used $2 off 2 coupon (3/18 SS)
  • Total was $6.08 and got a $5 Target gift card (for buying three items).  I'll also send away for a $5 rebate WYB 2 Carefree (30 ct or higher), Stayfree (any size) or ob items.  This is a yellow peelie rebate (with purple writing) that I found at CVS.  Its valid from 4/1 - 6/15.  That makes this deal a $3.92 profit!
I bought a second set of Carefree/Stayfree items to use towards a second rebate.  I also found a clearanced Nordic Ware icing spatulas - down from $9.99 to $2.98.  I'm pretty sure this is a clearance item from Easter so as with any clearance deal, you may or may not find it in your stores.

4/29 - 5/5

CVS
  • Colgate MaxClean SmartFoam, MaxWhite or MaxFresh Toothpaste (6 oz) $2.99, use $0.50 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) and get back $2.49 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
CVS Monthly Deal - valid until 5/26
  • Jonathan Adler Designed Roll Cover with Bonus Cottonelle Roll $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 4 *buy one at a time) = FREE
Rite Aid
  • Hot Tamales or Mike and Ike Theater Box Candy (5 oz) $1, buy two and get back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 4) = FREE
  • Sucrets Throat Lozenges (18 ct) $1.50, buy two and use two $1 coupons and get back $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Airwick Aerosols $0.95, use $1 RA coupon (April Video Values) = FREE
  • Single Serve Oreos $0.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 RA coupon (April Video Values) = FREE
Walgreens
  • Depend Silhouette Underwear (3 ct) $4.49, use $1.50 coupon (4/15 SS) and get back $3.50 RR = $0.51 profit
  • U by Kotex Sleek Tampons (18 pk) $3.99, use $1 coupon (3/25 SS) and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Starbucks Refreshers (12 oz) $1.49, use $1.49 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) = FREE
  • Planters, Nabisco, Belvita, Crystal Light and/or Maxwell House - spend $15, get back $5 RR. Includes Crystal Light or Country Time Lemonade $2 ($1 off 2 CL coupon 3/18 SS *Expires 4/30), Gevalia Coffee (12 oz) $7, Maxwell House (8 oz) $5 ($1 coupon 4/1 SS), Nabisco Crackers (6 to 15.1 oz) $2.50, Nabisco Snacks (Belvita) $3 ($1 coupon 2/26 SS *Expires 4/30), Planters Peanuts $3.50 ($1.50 off 2 coupon 1/29 SS *Expires 4/30) and Planters Nuts $4.  **Except for the Gevalia and Maxwell House, these prices are only good when you buy two of that item.
Walgreens May Rebate Item - valid until 5/26
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

$0.001 per sheet!



Stop & Shop - you're going to love this deal.  There's a catalina deal this week where you get $5 WYB $15 of qualifying items, including Scott Paper Towels (Choose-a-size or Mega 6 rolls), Scott Toilet Paper (12 rolls) and Scott Refill Wipes (170 ct).  This promo is working based on shelf prices.  There's also another catalina deal specifically on Scott products - buy two and get $2 or buy three and get $3.  For this second catalina, you have to buy two or three different items, so one paper towel, one toilet paper and/or one wipes.  You couldn't buy two toilet papers, you would only get the $5 catalina, not the $2 one.


Here's what I got - 

  • Scott Naturals Paper Towels $4.99 (shelf price $5.99), used $0.70 coupon (this doubled for me at self checkout) = $3.59
  • Scott Toilet Paper $6.99 (shelf price $10.49)
  • Total was $10.58 and I got back a $5 catalina (for spending $15) and $2 catalina (for buying two different items) = $3.58 or $1.79 each

On a pack of tp with 1275 sheets (or thereabouts) at $1.79, that works out to $0.001 a sheet.  Love that!


There are $1 coupons for Naturals paper towels, wipes and toilet paper in the 4/15 SS.  I couldn't find any Naturals toilet paper in my stores that wasn't the tubeless kind (no cardboard rolls in the center).  These are the only Scott item I've seen reported NOT working for this deal.  Avoid the tubeless!


Walgreens
  • I Cool+D Menopause Relief Tablets (45 ct) $10, used $2 coupon (2/19 RP) and got back $10 RR = $2 profit
  • U by Kotex Sleek Tampons (Super Plus, Regular, or Super 18 ct) $3.99, used $1 coupon (3/25 SS) and got back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 3 Tuf Paper Towels $0.69 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $1.50 RR, $2 RR and $9 RR, total was $0.81
What a fiasco this transaction was.  The cashier and manager had to ring me up FOUR times.  The cashier scanned all my coupons and as I went to swipe my gift card to pay, my total shot up by $1.50.  It was rejecting my $1.50 RR for whatever reason.  I've never had this happen before and the folks at Walgreens seemed equally clueless as to what was happening.  They voided the transaction, tried again - same thing.  We switched registers - same thing.  So bizarre!  The manager didn't do anything differently the fourth time (that I saw anyway) but for some reason, everything worked perfectly that time.  I read on SD that some folks were having trouble redeeming the $9 RR, so maybe that has something to do with it. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

From the frugalsuz kitchen

CVS
  • Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth Boosting Concealer $13.79, used $3 peelie coupon, $15 CRT (this says PF skincare, so YMMV), got back $7 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for TMF rebate (up to $12.95 - have to include TMF sticker, I had one already) = $24.16 profit
  • 3 Hallmark Cards $1.99 each, used $3 coupon, CRT for one free card (took off $2.50), and got back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $2.53 profit 
  • Blink Tears (0.5 oz) or Gel Tears (0.34 oz) $8.99, used $1 coupon (or here or here) and got back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • CVS sour patch kids $0.88 
  • Used $5 EB, total was $1.21, got back $1 EB for using green bag

Then on another card, I did just about the same thing.  The $3 peelie coupon for the PF beeped for some reason, so I didn't use that.

  • Physician's Formula Organic Wear Lash Boosting Mascara $10.49, used $15 CRT (this says PF skincare, so YMMV), got back $7 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for TMF rebate (up to $9.95 - have to include TMF sticker, I still have to find one for this rebate) = $21.46 profit
  • 3 Hallmark Cards $1.99 each, used $3 coupon and got back $3 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.03 profit 
  • Blink Tears (0.5 oz) or Gel Tears (0.34 oz) $8.99, used $1 coupon (or here or here) and got back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Used $2 EB, total was $5.60

The baking continues!  I've had the baking bug lately - made chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, strawberry/banana muffins and tonight da boyfriend requested these beauties - PB&J muffins!  They were a bit of a hassle.  I heated up the peanut butter a bit and it was too hot because it scrambled the egg I threw in.  Sigh.  Don't do that.  After that, everything was ok but they were a bit time intensive.  You pour a small layer of batter into the muffin cups, then smoosh it down to create a hole, put the jelly in and then finish off with some batter on top.  They're very tasty, but next time, I'll definitely put more jelly in each muffin.  I put just about a teaspoon and they're a little dry.
This is my recipe binder.  When I find a recipe online or in a magazine that I want to try, I put it in these sheet protectors.  I can keep the recipe right on the counter or post it on the fridge while I'm cooking without worrying about spilling anything and ruining the page.  I can't wait to try that cake - how good does that look?  Its from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens and is made using lemonade concentrate.  Yum!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Soggy Sunday

Rite Aid

  • 12 Dentyne Pure Gums $1 each, used six $1 off 2 coupons (3/4 SS) and got back four $2 UP's ($2 UP WYB 3, Limit 4 offers) = $2 profit
  • Samy Fat Shampoo or Stylers $7.19 ($8.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 coupon, $2 RA coupon (April Video Values) and got back $5 UP (Limit 3) = $1.81 profit 
  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color  $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $3 RA coupon (April Video Values) and got back $5 UP (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • 6 papers $2 each
  • Used six $2 UP's, $3 UP and two $5 UP's, total was $3.39
The Samy items are all part of the same deal - limit 3 in total.  You can get the hair color, shampoo or stylers.  I wasn't able to find the shampoo in my store at all though.


It rained pretty much the whole day, so I decided to get in the kitchen and get busy.  I made these strawberry and banana muffins.  So good!  I used frozen fruit since I didn't have any strawberries on hand and they came out really tasty.  Tasty kitchen indeed!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wannabe

ShopRite

  • 3 Tostitos $6.99, will use towards $4 Bud Light NBPR rebate on 2 Tostitos (offer #31862) = $2.99 or $0.99 each

Bought a second set of three for a second rebate.


I also went to Stop & Shop to get a price adjustment from the Puffs I bought the other day.  I strolled down the frozen foods aisle to see if they had restocked the Red Baron pizzas and I slowly became aware that I was humming to myself.  Once I realized what I was doing, I also realized WHAT I was humming.  SPICE GIRLS!  Remember them?  I was so into them in the 90's.  I purchased not only one but BOTH of their albums, knew every song by heart and seem to remember purchasing a ticket to see their feature film.  


How many of you can sing Wannabe without missing a beat?  I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah!!!

4/22 - 4/28

CVS
  • Hallmark Cards - buy three at $1.49+, use $3 coupon and get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $1.53 profit *FREE if you buy three $0.99 cards 
  • Blink Tears (0.5 oz) or Gel Tears (0.34 oz) $8.99, use $1 coupon (or here or here) and get back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Dream Water Snoozeberry Dietary Supplement (2 pk) $5.97, get back $5.97 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Physician's Formula Cosmetics - get $7 EB when you buy any (Limit 1) *Use with TMF rebates below!
CVS Monthly Deal - valid until 5/26
  • Jonathan Adler Designed Roll Cover with Bonus Cottonelle Roll $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 4 *Not clear yet if you can buy four at once, best to buy one at a time for now) = FREE
Rite Aid
  • Dentyne Gum $1, buy three and use $1 off 2 coupon (3/4 SS) and get back $2 UP (WYB 3, Limit 4 offers) = FREE
  • Samy Fat Shampoo or Stylers $8.99 reg price/$7.19 with 20% discount, use $2 coupon, $2 RA coupon (April Video Values) and get back $5 UP (Limit 3) = $1.81 profit 
  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color $9.99 reg price/$7.99 with 20% discount, use $3 RA coupon (April Video Values) and get back $5 UP (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Veet $4.99 reg price/$3.99 with 20% discount, use $2 coupon, $2 RA coupon (April Video Values) and get back $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE - $1 profit depending on discount
Walgreens
  • I Cool+D Menopause Relief Tablets (45 ct) $10, use $2 coupon (2/19 RP) and get back $10 RR = $2 profit
  • U by Kotex Sleek Tampons (Super Plus, Regular, or Super 18 ct) $3.99, use $1 coupon (3/25 SS) and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Psoriasin Psoriasis Relief Gel (0.75 oz) $5, get back $5 RR = FREE
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Flintstones are Blooming

Fred and Wilma are flourishing in our backyard.  Everyone knows that its polite to give your tree a name.  It helps them develop a sense of self and grow into a happy, well adjusted tree.  Right?  Right?  Ok then, moving on.  Wilma is the lovely cherry blossom you see above - she looks so feminine with those pretty flowers!
And Fred is our soon-to-be beefy weeping willow.  I'm so happy to see these guys growing!
Stop & Shop - this is a fabulous gas deal, so only valid in states where you get a discount on gas.  I know NJ doesn't do these, so I bought everything in NY.  Big thank you to Melanie for posting this deal. I would have never seen it without her post.


Ok, so here we go.  Puffs tissues are $2 a box, $1.50 for the cubes.  When you buy three, you get a gas discount of $0.20 off per gallon.  The discount is good for a maximum of 35 gallons, so $0.20 off 35 gallons = $7.  So you're spending $4.50 - $6 on the tissues (depending on which ones you buy), but getting a discount of $7 at the pump.  Make sense?  So that equals FREE tissues and a fantastic deal on gas.  My car's tank is about 10 gallons and DBF's truck holds about 25, so we'll fill up both vehicles when redeeming this discount.

  • 2 Libman Heavy Scrubbers $2.39 each and Libman Tub & Tile Scrubber $2.95 = $7.73 OOP and $7 gas discount earned = $0.73 or $0.24 each
  • 21 Puffs boxes $2 each and 9 Puffs cubes $1.50 each = $55.50 OOP and $70 gas discount earned = $14.50 profit
I didn't realize the cubes were counting for this deal until I'd already purchased a bunch of the boxes.  That's a better deal, so get those if you're going for this deal.  I've now earned a discount of $2.20 off a gallon x 35 gallons = $77 of gas for $63.23.  Not bad!  $2.20 is the maximum discount you can earn, otherwise I'd still be at the store!


Just realized the large boxes rang up as $2.19 each.  I'll swing by the store tomorrow and get an adjustment for this.

I've been also hitting up Walgreens pretty hard.  I don't remember the last time I shopped there so much in a week.  I was very lucky to get the $5 Nasal Ease coupon in my papers.  I probably would have passed on these deals if I hadn't received that coupon.  The $5 - $8 profit on the Nasal Ease is great!  Here are the details on everything I got - 

  • Nasal Ease Allergy Relief (0.18 oz) $9, used $5 coupon (3/11 RP), will submit for $3 rebate and got back $9 RR = $8 profit *I'll send away for a rebate at my address, DBF's mom's address and my parents' address.  So $5 profit on the remaining ones I bought
  • Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief Spray (0.68 oz) $6, used $1.50 coupon (4/1 SS or April All You magazine) and got back $6 RR = $1.50 profit
  • Lysol Dual Action Wipes $3.99, got back $1.50 RR and will submit for TMF rebate (or 3/18 SS) = $1.50 profit 
  • Pepsi Next (20 oz) $0.99, got back $0.99 RR = FREE
  • Goody Hair Elastics (27 pk) $1.99, got back $1 RR = $0.99
  • Dawn Dish Soap $0.99, used $0.20 coupon (4/1 P&G) = $0.79
  • Hunts Tomato Sauce $0.33 with in-circular coupon

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Walgreens and Walls

Walgreens

  • Nasal Ease Allergy Relief (0.18 oz) $9, used $5 coupon (3/11 RP), will submit for $3 rebate and got back $9 RR = $8 profit
Then I used the $9 RR to buy - 
  • Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief Spray (0.68 oz) $6, used $1.50 coupon (4/1 SS or April All You magazine) and got back $6 RR = $1.50 profit
  • Goody Hair Elastics (27 pk) $1.99, got back $1 RR = $0.99
  • WAG Aluminum Foil $0.99 with in-circular coupon
  • 2 Dawn $0.99 each, used two $0.20 coupons (4/1 P&G) = $0.79 each 
  • Used $9.99 RR, total was $0.46
This store didn't have any Pepsi Next, so I bought the foil as a substitute.  Then I headed to another WAG and did another two transactions:

  • Nasal Ease Allergy Relief (0.18 oz) $9, used $5 coupon (3/11 RP), will submit for $3 rebate and got back $9 RR = $8 profit 
  • Pepsi Next (20 oz) $0.99 + $0.05 bottle deposit, got back $0.99 RR FREE
  • 2 Dawn $0.99 each, used two $0.20 coupons (4/1 P&G) = $0.79 each
  • Used $6 RR, total was $0.86
Finally, I bought:
  • Pepsi Next (20 oz) $0.99 + $0.05 bottle deposit, got back $0.99 RR FREE
  • 4 Nice Shredded Cheeses and 2 sliced swiss cheeses $1.50 each for four (with in-circular coupon), other two were $2.69 each, got back $2 RR for spending $10 on Nice items = $9.38 or $1.56 each
  • Used $9 RR, total was $2.50
I'm not sure if the cashier did this or if it was the register, but I only got the $1.50 sale price for four of the cheeses. I had planned on buying seven, but since some were more expensive, I only needed six to spend $10.  Is that something with the new registers?
When we first moved in to the house, this is what our entryway looked like.  The paneling made everything look so dark.  We ripped off the paneling and found mold behind it (blech).  Now that that's been taken care of, it was time to paint and make it pretty!

My painting partner/sister came up on Saturday to help out.  We chose a happy yellow for the first room - 
and a light, airy blue for the second room!  We cleaned out each room while working on it.  Painting around the dehumidifier in the blue room was a pain in the arse.  It pumps outside, so I had to be very careful not to dislodge anything.  I let the paint dry overnight and then today I shop-vac'd the floors and swept up any remaining dust and debris.  There have been small bits of paneling everywhere since DBF ripped that down.  Once the rooms were clean, we moved all the stockpile stuff from the stockpile room to these two rooms because.... 
It got ripped apart!
The walls in this room were in really bad shape behind all that paneling, so da boyfriend and I ripped them down.  You wouldn't believe the dust!  My hair was gray by the time we finished.  We also found some crumpled newspaper in the walls - dated Dec. 26, 1965.  That was pretty cool.  


We have to clean out all the mess, re-sheetrock the room, prime and paint.  Oh joy.  I'll be very happy when this level is done. Its been one huge mess after another.  Happily though, we can now get to all the stockpile stuff again.  When DBF took off all the paneling and found the mold, we smushed all the stuff into the center of the room and it was very difficult to get to a lot of the stuff in the back corner.

Once the stockpile room is done, the next project will be to put in carpeting on this entire level.  I hate the way these floors look and feel.  And try as I might, I cannot get them fully clean.  We're also going to change out the closet doors.  By the time we're done, this level won't look anything like it did when we bought the house.  I love that we're making everything our own, slowly but surely.

Friday, April 13, 2012

All Over

ShopRite - had two $5 catalinas to use up. One was for Viva or Scott paper towels and the other was for a variety of cleaners.

  • 2 Fantastic Scrubbing Bubbles Cleansers $2.69 each, used two $0.75 coupons (3/25 SS), will get back $1 Savingstar credit (WYB 2) and used $5 catalina = $3.62 profit
  • Scott Mega Pack Paper Towels $10.99, used $5 catalina = $5.99
  • 5 V8 Splash Juices $1.99, got back $3 catalina (WYB 5, cat deal valid until 4/15) = $6.95 or $1.39 each
  • 4 Wise Cheez Doodles $1.64 each, used two $0.75 off 2 coupons (didn't double) = $5.06 or $1.26 each
  • 4 Crystal Lites $1.99 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (3/18 SS) = $5.96 or $1.49 each
  • Swiss Cheese $3
  • Used $3 catalina, total was $25.55
Here's the info on the V8 deal - buy V8 46 oz or larger (V-Fusion, Splash or 100% Veggie juice).  Get $2 WYB 3, $2.50 WYB 4 or $3 WYB 5.  It was slightly more expensive for me to buy five, but the easiest way to stockpile some juice in the least number of trips.


Stop & Shop

  • 6 Red Baron Deep Dish Pizzas $2 each ($3.59 shelf price), got back $5 catalina (WYB $20 of qualifying items) = $7 or $1.16 each
  • S&S Chicken $7.76 ($1.99/lb) - will use towards $5 Bud Light NBPR on $5 of various items including chicken (offer #32211) = $2.76
  • Total was $19.76

CVS

  • Always Radiant Pantiliners (64 ct) $3.99, used $1 coupon (4/1 P&G) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99 *This finishes out the $15 rebate P&G rebate for me 
  • Easter Wreath $4.99 (50% clearance)
  • Used $1 EB and $5 EB, total was $2.22
I've had my eye on this wreath for a while and was happy to see this store had clearanced their Easter stuff.


Rite Aid

  • 2 Lays Chips $3 each, got back $2 UP (WYB 2) = $4 or $2 each
  • 4 Pepsi 12 packs $3 each, got back $2 UP (WYB 4, Limit 2) = $10 or $2.50 each
  • 2 Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansers $7.99 each ($9.99 reg price, 20% discount) and moisturizing cream $11.99 ($14.99 reg price, 20% discount), used three $2 tearpad coupons (found these at WAG). $1.50 RA coupon (April Video Values), will get back $5 (SCR #4, WYB $20) and $10 rebate (WYB $25 of sensitive stuff) = $5.47 or $1.82 each
  • Total was $41.27
The manu rebate says they'll deduct coupons from the total spent, so I made sure to purchase some other stuff to get my total up and I didn't use any UP's to pay.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4/15 - 4/21


CVS
  • Depend Silhouette or Real Fit (3 ct) $3.99, use $2 coupon (set up new account if you already have one, otherwise prints as $2 off 2) and $2 CVS coupon and get $2 EB (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • NatuRelief Chewable Tablets (30 ct) $8.49, use $1 coupon (3/11 SS) and get back $8.49 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
Rite Aid
  • Pantry Bagged Candy (24 oz) $3.99, get back $3 UP (Limit 2) = $0.99

Walgreens
  • Nasal Ease Allergy Relief (0.18 oz) $9, use $5 coupon (3/11 RP), submit for $3 rebate and get back $9 RR = $8 profit
  • Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief Spray (0.68 oz) $6, use $1.50 coupon (4/1 SS or April All You magazine) and get back $6 RR = $1.50 profit
  • Pepsi Next (20 oz) $0.99, get back $0.99 RR = FREE
  • Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste (4.6 oz) $2, use $1 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) and $1 coupon (monthly coupon booklet found in stores) = FREE
  • Goody Hair Elastics (27 pk) or Scrunchies (3 or 4 pk) $1.99, get back $1 RR = $0.99
  • WAG shredded cheese $1.50 with in-circular coupon *Get $2 "checkout coupon" WYB $10 of Nice! products (April monthly deal)
Printable Rebate Offers

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rainbows and Water Pressure

The skies have been very moody today, alternating between cheery sunshine and stormy clouds.  As I was chatting with da boyfriend about our day, I realized it was raining in our backyard and sunny in the front - kind of like a weather mullet!  I grabbed the camera and ran outside, just in time to catch a glimpse of a beautiful rainbow in the neighborhood.  As fast as it appeared, it was gone.
A couple weeks ago, I noticed an odd thing.  Whenever I turned any of the taps to hot water, the pressure decreased.  Cold water was a-ok and it wasn't just one sink with the problem, every tap was affected.  I figured it was just another quirk of this old house but it kept getting worse.  Washing shampoo out of my hair became quite a time consuming task.  Forget about washing pots and pans - better have an hour to spare.  It turns out that the coil in our boiler was dying and today was the day a spiffy new one came to live with us.  Oh what a difference!  The pressure is better than when we first moved into the house!  I guess it had been going for quite a while.  
Rite Aid

  • 4 Bic Twin Select Silky Touch Disposable Razors (10 ct) $2.99 each, used four $2 coupons (3/18 SS) and get back $2 UP (Limit 4) = $4.04 profit 
  • Lysol Dual Action Wipes $3.11 ($3.89 reg price, 20% discount), will send away for TMF rebate = FREE
  • Pepsi Next 2 Liter $0.99, used FREE coupon (printable, no longer available) = FREE
  • 4 Pepsi Cases $3 each, got back $2 UP (WYB 4, Limit 2) = $10 or $2.50 each
  • Sour Patch Jelly Beans 50% Easter sale - $1.49
  • Used four $5 UP's, total was $2.63
Da boyfriend stopped at RA this afternoon to get some poison ivy cream (poor thing) and managed to find one for around $5 (after discount) with a $3 UP!  Love that man.