Friday, August 31, 2012

Liquid Gold...


First of all, how cool is it that I hit 700K visitors today?!?  Thank you ALL for stopping by!  It really means a lot to me.  :)

Second, how funny are the Velveeta commercials lately?  Those cheesy skillets commercials were great, and now the new one with the helicopter guy at the mall?  I love it!

ShopRite - finally got here for the week.  Better late than never!

  • 4 Francesco Rinaldi Sauces $1.25 each, used four $0.50 coupons (say DND but doubled at self checkout, 8/5 RP) = $0.25 each *These are on sale next week too
  • 4 Turkey Hill Ice Creams $1.87 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (7/8 RP) = $1.37 each
  • 2 Lays BBQ Chips $2.14 each, will use towards $4 Smirnoff NBPR rebate on hot dogs, salsa or chips (DGUSA0335) = $0.18
  • Grands Biscuits $1.99
Now here are the catalina items:
  • 2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese $2.50 each, used two $1 coupons = $3
  • 4 Crystal Lites $1.99 each, used four $0.50 tearpad coupons (found at Walgreens) = $3.96
  • 4 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts $2.99 each
  • Total was $31.91
Got back a $5 catalina good for school supplies for purchasing $20 of qualifying items and a $10 Kraft catalina for purchasing 10 qualifying items.  After the $4 rebate, that brings the cost of this transaction down to $12.91.  Also bought a package of ground beef for $7.54 - will send away for $5 Pabst NBPR rebate on beef.
Rite Aid - now this is embarassing.  I posted earlier in the week that I was missing a $5 UP for my Schick purchases.  (found it)  Note to self - if you're going to hurridly stuff receipts into your work bag, it helps to remember that you put receipts into said bag.  But here's what's worse - that meant that I'd earned two $5 UP's.  I bought a couple more razors today, got a third $5 UP and my receipt said limit reached.  So I have no idea if I didn't earn a fourth UP like I should have or if its on some forgotten receipt somewhere.  I've been such a hot mess this week.  Either way, it was still a profit so I'm going to just move on.  

  • Over the course of the week, I bought (I think) 10 Schick razors - $7.67 each minus $3 circular coupon minus $4 coupon (8/19 SS) and got back $15 UP's (I think) = $8.30 profit
  • 2 Doritos $4.29 and BOGO sale, will use towards $5 Bud Light NBPR rebate on 2 bags Doritos (#32915, valid until 9/30) = FREE
  • 2 Bic Highlighters (5 pk) $0.99 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (7/29 SS) and will get back $3 (SCR #46, $3 WYB 3, Limit 1) *I bought four the other day
  • 2 Reynold's Wraps $4.49 each, used two $0.30 peelie coupons *Needed these to finish out a $5 Reynolds/Hefty rebate (WYB $15)
CVS - got a 25% off coupon in my email for two of my cards

  • 2 Body Sprays $2.99 and $1.49 (BOGO 50% off), used $5 fragrance CRT (got today) = $0.52 profit 
  • Dermasilk Skin Perfect $29.99, used $5 coupon (8/26 RP) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $14.99
  • Used 25% coupon (took off $6.46) and $5 EB, total was $14.88.  Got back $1 green bag EB so total cost was $8.88
Then on another card - 

  • 3 Advil Congestion Relief (10 ct) $4.99 each, used two $2 coupons and $1 coupon (8/26 RP), got back $4 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) and will send away for $10 rebate (WYB 3 qualifying items, 8/26 RP) = $4.03 profit
  • Dermasilk Skin Perfect $29.99, used $5 coupon (8/26 RP) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $14.99
  • Used 25% coupon (took off $7.50) and $5 EB, total was $24.21.  So after the EB's I received and the $10 rebate, this transaction cost only $0.21!  I'll sell the Dermasilk on ebay to make it a bigger profit. :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Got a Penny?

Go get some french fries at Stop & Shop!  I bought 15 boxes of the Ore Ida Easy Fries (they're already stuffed and jammed and smushed into the nooks and crannies of my freezer) for $0.15.  The fries are $1 each and when you buy three, you get a discount of $2.97, bringing your cost down to $0.03 or a penny each.  The sale is only good through today.  Wish I'd seen this earlier in the week!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

9/2 - 9/8

CVS - nothing looking good so far

Rite Aid

  • Super Poligrip (0.75 oz) BOGO 50% off, use two FREE coupons (8/26 SS) and get back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2) = $2 profit
  • Carefree Pantiliners BOGO 50% off and get back $2 UP WYB 2 (Limit 2).  Buy two at $1.49 each (second will be $0.74), use two $0.50 coupons (7/22 SS, 7/29 RP or 8/26 SS) and get back $2 UP = $0.76 profit
  • Sunsweet Plum Smart Juice (48 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 UP (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit *$1 coupon in the Flu coupon booklet makes this a $1 profit if you have it
  • Renu $8.99, use $2 coupon and get back $7 UP (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Infusium $4.99, use $2 RA coupon (August Video Values) and get back $3 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Prell $2.99, use $1 coupon (4/29 RP) and get back $2 UP (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipes (50 ct) $2.99 and get back $2.99 (SCR #591, valid 9/2 - 9/8, Limit 1) = FREE
  • Revlon Beauty Tools BOGO 50% off, buy two and get back $3 UP (Limit 2)
Walgreens
  • Alteril Sleep Aid Liquid Shot (2 ct, 2 oz) $4.99, get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Scope Dual Blast Mouthwash $3, buy two and use two $1.50 coupons (8/26 P&G) and get back $3 RR (WYB 2) = FREE

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Strange Things are Happening

Is anyone else having issues with the Schick razors tracking?  I've bought six razors since Sunday, which is $46.02 ($7.67 x 6) but I've only received one $5 UP.  I can't figure out what's happening.  On my last receipt, the tracking line says $13.69 towards my next $20.  That would make sense if I'd bought eight razors = $53.69, but still doesn't explain where my missing $5 UP is.  The Schick deal is monthly, but the last time I bought a Schick razor before this week was in July so that shouldn't be holding over from then.  Very strange.  If it doesn't print by the time I purchase all 11 razors, I'll chat with customer service and see if they'll mail me my missing UP.

Rite Aid - didn't buy this stuff all at once, split it up over a couple stores.  I also picked up another set of the Crest rinses and some Bic highlighters on DBF's card.

  • 2 Crest Pro Health Rinses (one 1 L and one 473 mL) $4.99 each, used BOGO coupon (7/29 P&G *Expires 8/31) and $1 RA coupon (Oral Care booklet) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $4.01 profit
  • 6 Bic Highlighters (5 pk) $0.99 each, used three $1 off 2 coupons ( and I'll get back $6 (SCR #46, $3 WYB 3, Limit 1) = $3.06 profit
  • 3 Bic Flamedisks $2.49 each, used three FREE coupons (8/26 SS) = FREE
  • Schick Hydro 3 Razors $7.67 each ($9.59 reg price, 20% discount), used four $3 circular coupons and four $4 coupons (8/19 SS) = $0.67 each
  • 2 Gillette Pro Glide Razors $8.79 each ($10.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $5 coupon (WYB 2, 8/26 P&G) and $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • 2 Kushy Foot knee highs $4.79 each ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $0.79 each
I wore a pair of the knee highs today at work and I love them!  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Shopping

Rite Aid

  • 3 Bic Flamedisks $2.49 each, used three FREE coupons (8/26 SS) = FREE
  • 2 Gillette Pro Glide Razors $8.79 each ($10.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $5 coupon (WYB 2, 8/26 P&G) and $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • 2 Kushy Foot knee highs $4.79 each ($5.99 reg price, 20% discount), got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $0.79 each
  • Schick Hydro 3 Razor $7.67 ($9.59 reg price, 20% discount), used $3 circular coupon and $4 coupon (8/19 SS) = $0.67
  • Used $1 UP, $1 UP, $4 UP, $11 UP, total was $3.20

I'll get back $5 UP for every $20 I spend on the Schick razors.

CVS - bought some more of the same stuff as yesterday

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Shopping

Stop & Shop

  • 10 Red Baron Pizzas $2.50 each, qualified for $0.40 gas discount or $14 ($0.20 WYB 5) = $11 or $1.10 each
  • 6 Ore Ida Potatoes $2 each (must buy three for this price), used three $1 off 2 coupons (8/19 SS) = $9 or $1.50 each
  • 6 ears of Corn $1.98
  • S&S Baby Carrots $1
  • Strawberries $1.48 with circular coupon (and addt'l $25 purchase) 
  • Gala apples & pears $1.59/lb
  • Milk $2.39
  • 2 cans Sauerkraut $0.50 each
  • Total was $50.55

CVS

  • Gillette Venus Razor $7.49, used $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1.51 profit
  • 2 Biore Strips $6.99 and 2 Biore Cleansers $6.99 each, used two BOGO coupons (free cleanser WYB strips, 8/12 SS) = $13.98
  • 2 Dawn Dish Soaps $0.99 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (7/29 P&G) = $0.98
  • 6 papers $12
  • Used $4/$20 coupon (emailed to me from CVS), $1 EB and $10 EB, total was $18.18
The Biore and Dawn qualified me for a $10 gas card (WYB $30 of qualifying items), making this purchase an overall cost of $14.18.

Bought a second razor on another card = $1.51 profit.  I'll use the razors towards a $5 P&G rebate (WYB $25)

Rite Aid

  • Schick Hydro 3 Razor $7.67 ($9.59 reg price, 20% discount), used $3 circular coupon and $4 coupon (8/19 SS) = $0.67
  • Total was $1.29 with tax
I'll get back $5 UP for every $20 I spend.  Once I buy another 10 razors, I'll get back $20 in total, $12.63 profit before tax.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Butterflies, Roosters and Owls

Da boyfriend noticed that our little flower garden is becoming a butterfly hangout spot.  Fine by me, butterflies are so pretty!  Knowing that I love them so much, he sat outside with the camera, just waiting for the perfect moment to snap a shot. 
I don't have Photoshop on my computer.  Its crazy expensive and I just can't see forking over that kind of cash for a software program.  But today, while messing around with the picture settings, I realized I can adjust my pictures, just with the software that came with the camera.  How have I never realized this before?  The first picture is straight out of the camera, the one above it slightly adjusted.  I love how the color pops! 
Before...
 After!  Much more dramatic, don't you think?
Before...
After!  I think this is my favorite.  It actually looks more like a painting than a photograph.  I can't stop looking at the contract between the yellow petals and the green leaves behind them.  I feel a little like Pioneer Woman, taking my photos' fate into my own hands.  
This is my Rite Aid shopping from the past couple days.  I've been too lazy to post about it until now.  I got:

  • Restless Legs Cream 4oz $11, used $2 RA coupon (Magni Life product) and got back $11 UP (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • 3 Samy Fat Foam Hair Colors $8.99 each, used $5 coupon and $6 in-circular coupon = $2.01 profit for each *Bought these separately
  • 2 St. Joseph's Aspirin 325 mg (125 ct) $4.99 each, used two $2 coupons and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $2.02 profit
  • 2 Eco Tools Loofahs $1.83 each ($2.29 reg price, 20% discount), got back $4 UP (Limit 2) = $0.34 profit *Go here for a $1 coupon!
  • 2 Hartz Crunch & Clean Dog Treats $4.99 and BOGO 50% off sale so second was $2.49, used two $1 coupons = $5.48 or $2.74 each
And finally, I couldn't resist the fall decorations.  I bought two roosters and two statues for $4.99 each (50% off regular price) and the mini owl for $1.99 and got back two $2 UP's (WYB $10).


Da boyfriend is just THRILLED that now we have a matching set!  hehe!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8/26 - 9/1


CVS - the gas card promo is back (spend $30 in qualifying items, get $10 gas card)

  • Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct) $2, use $2 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) = FREE

Rite Aid

  • Schick Deal - spend $20, get back $5 UP (Limit 4).  Buy 11 Schick Hydro 3 Razors $9.59/$7.67 with 20% discount, use 11 $4 coupons (8/19 SS) and 11 $3 in-circular coupons and get back four $5 UP's = $12.63 profit *You'd obviously have to break this up into 11 trips (one RA coupon per trip)
  • Crest Pro Health Rinse (1 L or 473 mL) $4.99, buy two and use BOGO coupon (7/29 P&G *Expires 8/31) and $1 RA coupon (Oral Care booklet) and get back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $4.01 profit
  • Stayfree Pads $3, use $2 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) and get back $1 UP (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99 (less with 20% discount), use $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and get back $4 UP (Limit 2) = $1.99 or cheaper
  • Kushyfoot Tights, Knee Highs, Footcovers $5.99, get back $4 UP (Limit 2) = $1.99

Walgreens

  • Renew Life Heartburn Out (1 oz) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
  • Zentrip Motion Sickness Thinstrips (8 ct) $3, get back $3 RR = FREE

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Look into my eyes, deep into my eyes...

 
So, I do think this fall owl statue is kinda cute and for $3.99, I'm willing to spend an UP or two.  But, here's what really drew me in.  Da boyfriend hates birds.  Something about a rogue parakeet when he was younger.  Its so much fun to torment him!  I bought this bird clock at Pier One before we moved into the house but sadly, it kept losing time so we tossed it.  I couldn't let our house be bird-less, now could I?
Rite Aid - back for more!  Bought this stuff on my non-discount card - 

  • Restless Legs Cream 4oz $11, used $2 RA coupon (Magni Life product) and got back $11 UP (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color $8.99, used $5 coupon and $6 in-circular coupon = $2.01 profit
  • 2 Anacin (50 ct.) $4.99 each, used two $1 coupons and got back $4 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • No Nonsense Knee Highs (box) $5.99 and 2 pack $1.34 (BOGO 50% off), got back $3 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2) = $4.33 or $0.36 per pair of knee highs
  • Used $1 UP, $3 UP, $7 UP and $11 UP, total was $0.93.  My cost for this transaction was $0.93 - not bad for all those knee highs!
Then finally at another store and with my 20% card - 

  • 6 NYC Nail Polishes $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% discount) and got back two $3 UP's ($3 WYB 3 nail polishes, Limit 2 offers) = $1.26 profit
  • 2 Anacin (50 ct.) $4.99 each, used two $1 coupons and got back $4 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit  
  • 3 RA Pantry Juices $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% discount), got back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 2 offers) = $1.40 or $0.46 each
  • Wall Hanging $6.49 and Owl Decoration $3.99 (50% off sale), got back $2 UP (WYB $10, Limit 2) = $8.48
  • Used two $1 UP's, $5 UP, $7 UP and $11 UP, total was $1.84

Cute huh?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Take Two

Saw this awesome deal on A Super Savvy Saver and jumped in the car to take advantage of it.  The doubler coupons are good through today.

Price Chopper

  • 2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Cold Cuts $3.33 each, used two $1 coupons + 2 doublers = $2.66 or $1.33 each
  • 2 Kraft Singles $3 each, used two $1 coupons + 2 doublers = $2 or $1 each
  • 2 Crystal Lites $2 each (everyday price), used two $0.50 tearpad coupons (found at Walgreens) = $1 each
  • Total was $6.90 and got back $5 catalina for buying six qualifying Kraft items = $1.90 for all six items or $0.31 each!

Also hit up another Rite Aid while I was out.  Bought all of the same stuff as earlier today plus:

  • 6 NYC Nail Polishes $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% discount) and got back two $3 UP's ($3 WYB 3 nail polishes, Limit 2 offers) = $1.26 profit

Sunday Shopping

CVS

  • 2 Cheez Its $1.99 each, will send away for $2.50 Coors NBPR rebate on 2 Cheez Its or $5 of salty snacks (#107177, valid until 10/3)
  • 6 papers $2 each
  • Used 25% off discount (took off $2.07) and $5 EB, total was $8.91
Had also planned on buying a Revlon lipstick and using a $3 Revlon CRT that I got today.  The CRT says "$3 off any Revlon Eye or Face cosmetics."  The cashier stopped me before even scanning the coupon saying that "face cosmetics" meant makeup such as foundation or powder, not lipstick.  Last time I checked, your lips were on your face...but whatever, details, details.  I had her take the lipstick off my order, which threw off my plans to use a $10 EB.  So frustrating when my scenarios get dashed at the register.

Rite Aid

  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color $7.99 ($8.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $5 coupon and $6 in-circular coupon = $3.01 profit
  • Max Freeze $7, used $2 coupon and got back $7 UP (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • Restless Legs Cream 4oz $11, used $2 RA coupon (Magni Life product) and got back $11 UP (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • 2 RA Hand Sanitizers (8oz) $1 each, got back two $1 UP's (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Sleep Aid (10 ct) $5, got back $5 UP (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 3 RA Pantry Juices $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% discount), got back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 2 offers) = $1.40 or $0.46 each
  • Used $20 UP, total was $1.20


ShopRite
  • 4 Barber Chickens $2.99 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons = $9.96 or $2.49 each
  • 2 Perdue Turkey Burgers $2.39 each, used two $1 coupons = $1.39 each
  • 8 Barilla Pastas $0.88 each, used four $1 off 2 coupons (6/24 SS) = $3.04 or $0.38 each
  • 2 Breakstone Sour Creams $1.49 each
  • Milk $2.29
  • Mission Tortillas $2.99 
  • Total was $24.04
I'll use the meat towards a $10 Pyramid Ale NBPR rebate.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bagel Anyone?


Stop & Shop - I just love these gas card deals!
  • 16 Lenders Bagels $1.50 each, qualified for $28 gas discount ($0.20 off per gallon for every 4 bagels x 35 gallons) = $4 profit
  • 7 Quaker Mini Cakes $1.25 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons and qualified for $7 gas discount ($0.20 off per gallon for every 7 bought x 35 gallons) = $0.25 profit
  • Seedless Grapes $0.88 lb with in-circular coupon (and additional $25 purchase) = $2.22
  • 3 S&S Cream Cheese $2.99 each
  • Total was $41.94 - $6.94 cost for everything!
There's a fantastic catalina promotion running on Kraft items from 8/19 - 9/15.  You get $2 when you buy 3 - 5 qualifying items, $5 when you buy 6 - 9 items or $10 when you buy 10+ items.  Here's a list of all the items that work for the promo.  I got a printout at S&S about this promo, but it will probably work at other stores too.  And valid until 9/15?  Lots of time for some great deals!

Yup - definitely other places too.  The Saratoga Saver just reported its working at Price Chopper.  This is going to be fun!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What a Day



Da boyfriend and I both had off from work today and were looking forward to a relaxing day together.  We were going to take a drive to check out Orange County Choppers, but alas, the house did not want us to leave.  We have a crack in the housing for our water filter thingie, which means its slowly dripping and leaking water in the basement.  DBF has been trying to fix it all day (he's still working now).  The joys of home ownership...

In between standing around and "helping," I snuck outside for a flower photo shoot.  I just cannot believe how well these flowers have grown!  All I did was sprinkle the seeds in the dirt and walk over them to smoosh them in the ground.  Guess I'm onto a new gardening method!
I thought this was such an interesting angle.  I sat down on the ground and pointed the camera up towards the sky.  I have about 40 out of focus pictures using this method, but got a couple good ones.
In between trips to Lowes, I got some grocery shopping done too -

Price Chopper - was going to do this Kimberly Clark scenario but the store was out of the Kleenex hand towels and only had two packs of toilet paper (one was ripped open).  I might try another store on Saturday.

  • 2 Scott Paper Towels $6.99 each and Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper $6.99, used two $0.75 paper towel coupons and one $1 toilet paper coupon (8/12 SS) plus doubler coupon and got back $10 catalina (for spending $30, based on shelf price) = $5.97 or $1.99 each
  • Gillette Shaving Cream $2.22, used $1 coupon (7/22 RP) plus double coupon = $0.22
  • Caraway Seeds $2.99
  • Case of Yuengling Beer $17.99 + $1.20 deposit - DBF definitely deserves some beer today
  • Total was $41.75

I'm hoping the caraway seeds will add some oomf to my homemade rye bread.  It needs a little sumthin.

ShopRite

  • 8 Keebler Cookies $0.99 each, used four $0.55 off 2 coupons (7/29 RP) = $0.44 each
  • 4 Ken's Salad Dressings three @ $1.67 and one at $1.66, used two $1 off 2 coupons (8/12 SS) = $1.16 each

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

8/19 - 8/25


CVS

  • Reach Advanced Design Soft Toothbrush (3 ct) $2.99, use $1 coupon (7/29 RP) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Rite Aid

  • Max Freeze or Max Heat Pain Relievers $7, use $2 coupon and get back $7 UP (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • Anacin (50 ct.) $4.99, use $1 coupon and get back $4 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • RA Hand Sanitizer (8oz) $1, $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Restless Legs Cream 4oz, $11, get back $11 UP (Limit 1) = FREE *$2 Magni product coupon in August Video Values
  • Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Sleep Aid (10 ct) $5, get back $5 UP (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color $8.99, use $5 coupon and $6 in-circular coupon = FREE *RA's policy is to adjust coupons to the selling price
  • RA Pantry Grape Juice Drink, Apple Juice Cocktail or Cranberry Apple $1, buy three and get back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 2 offers) = $2 or $0.66 each
  • Hershey's Simple Pleasures $2.99, buy two and use $1 RA coupon (Video Values) and two $2 coupons (8/19 SS) = $0.98

Walgreens - no freebies yet


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Monday, August 13, 2012

My Rite Aid Trips

Rite Aid - was hoping to find the cheap Scotch mailers that The Accidental Saver posted about, but my stores only had ones starting at $1.69/$1.26 with 25% off.  I might just pick those up - $0.26 per mailer after UP's isn't bad at all.

  • 2 Playtex OrthoPro Pacifiers $3.99 each ($4.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $2 off 2 Playtex OrthoPro or Binky Pacifier packs coupon and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $2.02 profit 
  • 2 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors $8.79 ($10.99 reg price, 20% discount), used two $4 coupons (8/12 RP) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $0.79 each
  • Used $10 UP and $4 UP, total was $3.35
Repeated this same transaction on my other 20% card.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

First PC Doubles Trip

Price Chopper - did Sheila's deal and it worked perfectly!  I'm very excited about the doubler coupons this week.  Unlike in the past, you don't have to spend a minimum amount to use them.  The circulars in the paper had these coupons, and I'm hoping they'll put the coupon online somewhere too.

  • Scott Paper Towels $6.99 ($10.99 shelf price), used $0.75 coupon (8/12 SS) and 2 Scott Toilet Paper $6.99 each ($10.79 shelf price), used two $1 coupons (8/12 SS) and two doubler coupons = $15.47 and got back $10 catalina (WYB $30, based on shelf prices) = $5.47
  • 2 PC Pickles $2.19 and BOGO sale = $2.19 for both
  • 2 Wishbone Dressings $2 each, used two $0.25 coupons (7/29 RP) = $3 or $1.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 Save A Lot competitor coupon, total was $17.36
Stopped into CVS for my papers - $2 each.  I used a 30% off coupon I got in my email and a $5 Beauty Club EB.  After scanning the EB, the discount adjusted to $2.10, so I paid $9.90 for my papers.  So strange how some things make these coupons adjust the discount!
Welcome to my least favorite room in our house, except maybe the basement.  The pink room, named after the lovely carpet, has become our junk room.  We haven't really done anything with it yet because we're planning to rip out the carpet and take down the paneling.  Until we do that, we haven't had much motivation to do much in here and its become the storage space for our odds and ends.

I had all my scrapbooking materials stored in the large box.  I took most of the stuff out about a month or so ago to work on a scrapbook of our projects/updates around the house.
A couple of weeks ago, we noticed a funny thing.  Gigi was disappearing somewhere in the house for hours on end.  She still loves the dining room and spends a lot of time gazing out the window, but she'd found a hiding spot somewhere else in the house.  She always emerges when its time to eat or when she decides she wants to play, but when we looked for her - couldn't find her anywhere.
This has been going on for a couple weeks.  We saw her poke her little head out of the pink room a couple times but when we'd look for her in there, couldn't find her.
Until...
...one day when da boyfriend had enough and was determined to find her.  He snuck into the pink room, looked around for places we hadn't checked before and slowly lifted the lid of the box.
TA DA!
That little bugger had been hiding behind the box, in a tiny spot just big enough for her.  She'd probably been laying back there, a little smirk on her face as we walked all over the house calling her name.  Its amazing how good cats are at hiding (when they want to).
"Crud, now I gotta find a new spot to hide."

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Profit is in the Pudding


Stop & Shop

  • 30 Better Bowls Puddings $0.89 each, qualified for $1.00 off gallon (x 35 gallons = $35) = $8.30 profit *$0.20 off a gallon for every 6 packages you buy
  • 2 Dr. Delicious Pizzas (Oetker is too hard to say) $4 each and 5 Pepperidge Farm garlic breads/texas toasts $2 each, will get back $3 Gnarly Head NWPR rebate on take & bake pizza (GHFL12109) and qualified for $0.20 off gallon (x 35 gallons = $7) = $8
  • 4 Crystal Lites $2 each, used four $0.50 tearpad coupons (found at Walgreens) = $4 or $1 each
  • Total was $49.19
The profit from the pudding took care of the cost of the pizza & garlic bread, gotta love that!

CVS - held off buying another Dermasilk in the hopes that I'd get a percent off coupon. My gamble paid off - got a 30% off coupon in my email!

  • Demasilk Skin Perfect $29.99, used $5 coupon (8/5 RP) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1)
  • Simple Cleansing Wipes $2.19, used $2 CRT = $0.19
  • Used $4 off $20 coupon and 30% off coupon (took off $8.46) and $9 EB, total was $5.10
Rite Aid 

  • 2 Sting Ease $3.19 each ($3.99 reg price, 20% discount), got back two $4 UP's (monthly deal, Limit 3) = $1.62 profit
  • 2 Bic Silky Touch women's disposable razors $3.99 each, BOGO 50% off so second was $1.99, used two $3 coupons (8/5 SS) = FREE/$0.02 profit 
  • Wahl Trimmer $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% discount), used $5 circular coupon and got back $2 UP (Limit 2) = $0.99 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

8/12 - 8/18

*Coupon coming in Sunday's paper for a FREE Good 'n Natural bar

CVS
  • Physician's Formula Cosmetics or Skin Care - spend $10, get back $7 EB (Limit 1) *Combine with TMF rebates below 
Rite Aid
  • Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct) $3, use $2 coupon (7/22 SS) and get back $2 UP (Limit 2) = $1 profit 
  • Pearson's Nips Candy (4 oz) two for $2 (single price $1.29), get $1 UP for each (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99 (less with 20% discount), use $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and get back $4 UP (Limit 2) = $1.99 or cheaper
  • Playtex Baby Products - get $4 UP (Limit 2).  Use $2 off 2 Playtex OrthoPro or Binky Pacifier packs coupon and look for TMF peelies on pacifiers at Target
Walgreens
  • Renew Life Omega Smart Super Krill Softgels (60 ct) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
  • Gillette Venus Spa, Venus ProSkin 2 in 1 or Fusion ProGlide Victory Manual or Power Razor $9.99, use $4 coupon (8/12 RP) and get back $4 RR = $1.99
Printable Rebate Offers
Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!