Friday, September 28, 2012

Filling the Freezer

Stop & Shop - love the deals this week!  My freezer is jam packed.  I was going to use these purchases towards a $5 Dos Equis NBPR rebate on frozen food, but it doesn't start until 10/1.  Both of our cars need gas now so I wanted to make my purchases today.

  • 9 Tyson Any'tizers $2.50 each, used four $1 coupons (8/19 SS) and earned $0.20/gallon for every three purchased ($0.60 off gallon x 35 gallons = $21 in savings) = $2.50 profit
  • 3 TGIF Appetizers $3 each, earned $0.20/gallon for every three purchased ($0.20 off gallon x 35 gallons = $7 in savings) = $2 or $0.66 each
  • 6 Quaker Quakes Rice Cakes $1.25 each and Quaker Oats (18 oz) $2.29 (listed in circular as $2.50 but rang up cheaper), used two $1 off 3 Quakes peelie coupons and earned $0.20/gallon for every seven purchased ($0.20 off gallon x 35 gallons = $7 in savings) = $0.79 or $0.11 each *Also $1 off 2 coupon (or Oct. All You magazine)
  • 7 Dr. Oetker Pizzas $4 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (9/9 SS) and got $10 instant savings for spending $25 on select frozen items = $17 or $2.42 each *Only had one of these coupons.  With instant savings deals, you have to spend $25 after coupons
  • 3 Friendship Sour Creams $5
  • Eggs $3.59 - crazy price but we're totally out
  • Gala Apples $0.77/pound with in-circular coupon
  • Total was $63.47 - $28.47 after all the gas savings!
My cost would have been lower if I had more Tyson coupons.  My inserts didn't have them, but I had a couple coupons from some inserts my mom gave me.  The Quaker deal is cheaper if you get just the Quakes.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

9/30 - 10/6


CVS - not seeing much

Rite Aid - be sure to check your ad before buying, some deals appear to be regional
  • Dove Men's Body Wash $3.50, buy two and get $2 UP (Limit 3, monthly deal starting 10/3), buy six and use six $2 coupons (9/30 RP), get back three $2 UP's and $5 Savingstar credit (WYB $20 of Unilever items) = $2 profit  *Deal not working
  • Chapstick $1, buy six and use three $1 off 2 coupons (8/26 RP) and get back two $2 UP's (WYB 3, Limit 4) = $1 profit 
  • Dial Body Wash $3.99, use $2 coupon and get back $2 UP (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Hormel Compleats $1.99, use $1 coupon and get back $1 UP (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Carefree Pantiliners $1, buy two and use two $0.50 coupons (8/26 SS) and get back $1 UP (WYB 2, Limit 4) = FREE 
  • Lipton Iced Tea (12 packs) $5, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper), get back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2 offers) and $5 Savingstar credit (WYB $10) = $2 or $1 each 

Walgreens

  • Cepacol Sensations Lozenges (4 ct) $1, get back $1 RR = FREE
Printable Rebate Offers

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Today's Shopping

CVS - went in search of more Gillette razors but this store was out.  The coupon machine gave me a $4 off $20 skincare purchase CRT so I decided to use it on some Dermasilk.

  • Dermasilk Skin Perfect $29.99, used $10 coupon (found in Reinventing Beauty mag) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $9.99
  • 2 Reinventing Beauty magazines $0.99 each
  • Salma Hayek Nuance Shampoo (trial size) $3.19, used FREE CRT (this was actually for one of her skincare items.  The store didn't have any and allowed me to substitute the shampoo) = FREE
  • Used 25% off coupon (took off $8) and $10 EB adjusted down to $9.97, total was $1.68
The cost of this transaction was just tax - $1.68.  Not bad for Dermasilk and two magazines!  I used a coupon from one of the magazines I purchased today on the Dermasilk.  I asked the cashier before ripping it out and she said it was fine.

ShopRite

  • 4 Crystal Lites $1.99 each, used four $0.50 tearpad coupons (found at Walgreens) and got back $3 catalina (WYB 4) = $0.96 or $0.24 each
  • 4 Sorrento Mozz Cheese $1.98 each (on sale at this price next week too), used four $1 coupons (6/24 SS) = $0.98 each
  • Used $3 catalina, total was $5.32

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Face will be Super Clean

Rite Aid

  • 2 Olay Regenerist Face Washes $6.39 ($7.99 reg price, 20% discount), used two $7 in-circular coupons = $1.22 profit
  • 2 eclos Face Masks $12.99 reg price, $10.39 with 20% sale price this week, used two $5 coupons (9/9 SS) and got back $10 UP (WYB $20, Limit 2) = $0.78 or $0.39 each
  • Used three $3 UP's, total was $2.91
Repeated the same transaction with one Olay at another store.  

CVS - had some expiring EB's to use up.  I have so many razors, I really don't need any more but who can pass up moneymaker razors?


  • Gillette Venus Razors $7.39 each, used two $3 coupons (8/26 P&G) and got back $10 EB ($5 EB for each, Limit 6) = $1.22 profit
  • Used $5 EB, total was $4.81
Bought another on a card that had a 25% discount - 

  • Gillette Venus Razor $7.39, used $3 coupon (8/26 P&G) and got back $5 EB (Limit 6) = $0.61 profit
  • Trident Gum $0.99
  • Used $1 EB and $2 EB, got $1.63 25% discount, total was $1.15.  Overall profit - $0.85
Staples

  • 2 Staples Multipurpose Papers $6.99 each, used two $3.99 coupons and will get back $6 Easy Rebate ($3 each, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Total was $6.42 with tax
Watch your coupons carefully.  I gave the cashier one coupon and even though it said limit two, it only took $3.99 off one ream of paper.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Redeeming PC Trip

Price Chopper - this trip totally made up for my last trip when I didn't even make it home with all the items I bought!  The cashier was really friendly.  I asked her to check the Pantene first to see if they're ringing up BOGO (duh me, that doesn't start until Saturday) and when they didn't ring up that way, she made one of them free without me even asking!  Very cool

  • 2 Baby Back Ribs $16.99 each, BOGO sale and I'll send away for $10 Dos Equis NBPR rebate on $15 worth of prime cuts of beef and/or pork (DOSNA016, Exp. 9/30) = $6.99 for two
  • 4 Pop Secret Popcorn $1.59 each, used two $0.50 off 2 coupons (9/9 RP) = $4.36 or $1.09 each
  • 4 Stove Tops $1.50 each, got back $2 catalina (WYB 4) = $4 or $1 each
  • DiGiorno Pizza $5
  • 2 CPK Pizzas $5 each, used two $1 coupons (9/9 RP) = $8 or $4 each
  • Milk $2.44
  • Sour Cream $1.50
  • 2 Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies $2 each
  • 2 Pantene Sham/Cond $5.99 each, used BOGO coupon (9/16 RP) and cashier gave me one for free cuz she was awesome = FREE *Don't be an idiot like me, wait until Sunday to do this deal when they will actually be BOGO
  • Total was $48.78
I absolutely love the sea salt Pop Secret - its sooooo good!  I've been waiting for a sale for a while.  Perfect timing - all my shows are back this week!

Rite Aid - couldn't find any eclos at this store.  I'll keep checking...
  • 4 Rite Aid Hand Sanitizers (8 oz) $1 each, got back four $1 UP's (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Paid with $4 UP and $0.33 to cover the tax

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Shopping

The beasts just love looking out the window!  Its such a beautiful day today.  The breeze is blowing and its starting to get that fall crispness in the air that I just love.
Just a little bit of shopping this morning -

CVS

  • Gillette Venus Razor $7.49, used $3 coupon (8/26 P&G) and got back $5 EB (Limit at least 2) = $0.51 profit
  • Alteril Sleep Aid Shot (2 pk) $5.79, get back $5.79 EB (Limit 1) = FREE 
  • Paper $2 - there's only one SS insert this week so I bought the rest of my inserts from ebay
  • Used $1 EB and $10 EB, total was $0.56
The Alteril rang up as $3.79 instead of $5.79 and no EB's printed.  Anyone else had this issue?  It did beep like crazy when she scanned it, so I don't know if it was something specific to this store.  When she manually printed the EB's, she printed one for $5.79 and since they round up, got one for $6 - making this deal a $2.21 profit for me.  I showed her that the Alteril rang up as $3.79, so I wasn't trying to pull a fast one.

Rite Aid

  • 2 eclose Face Masks $12.99 reg price, $10.39 with 20% sale price this week, used two $5 coupons (9/9 SS) and got back $10 UP (WYB $20, Limit 2) = $0.78 or $0.39 each
  • Total with tax was $12.47, paid using $10 in UP's
ShopRite

  • 4 Yo Crunch Yogurts $0.49 each, used four $0.25 coupons = FREE
  • 6 Stouffers Mac & Cheese $1.88 each, used three $1.50 off 2 coupons (9/9 RP) = $6.78 or $1.13 each
  • 4 Crystal Lites $1.99 each, used four $0.50 tearpad coupons (found at Walgreens) and got back $3 catalina (WYB 4) = $0.96 or $0.24 each
  • Total was $10.74
We are swimming in Crystal Lite right now, but for $0.24 a canister, I have no problem getting some more.  They're usually good for a couple years and we go through them pretty quickly.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stocking up for Halloween

Stop & Shop

  • 4 Pillsbury Cake Mixes and 17 Mars King Size Candy Bars $1.25 each, used seven $0.50 off 2 tearpad coupons (all I had left) = $19.25 and got back $0.60 gas discount ($0.20 for every 7 purchased)/$21 = $1.75 profit 
  • S&S Paper Towels (single roll) $1, used $1 S&S paper product coupon (with additional $15 purchase) = FREE  
  • 3 Ore Ida Easy Fries $1 each, got $2.97 instant savings (off 3) = $0.03 or $0.01 each
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $9.91
I normally get a slip from the catalina printer that tells me how many gas points I've earned.  Nothing printed today so I'm hoping I get credited for these points.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

9/23 - 9/29


Another crazy week!  I've barely shopped at all.  Thank goodness there hasn't been much that I wanted to pick up at the stores this week.  Got my S&S circular today and there's a great deal on candy starting tomorrow.  When you buy 7 Mars king size candy bars, you get back $0.20/gallon (equal to $7 when you get 35 gallons of gas).  The bars are $1.25 each, so $8.75 for 7.  I have some $0.50 off 2 tearpad coupons that I'll use to bring the cost down.  Free/cheap candy for Halloween!  

We also had flooding again in the room where I keep all the stockpile stuff.  THAT was fun.  Moved everything out, and I mean everything.  We're going to have a drain and sump pump installed next week.  There is no way we're giving mold a chance to regrow down on that level of the house.

CVS

  • Alteril Sleep Aid Shot (2 pk) $5.79, get back $5.79 EB (Limit 1) = FREE 
  • Thermacare Lower Back & Hip Heat Wrap (1 ct) $3.79, get back $3.79 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Razor - get $5 EB (Limit 1).  If includes Venus razor with cardboard packaging for around $7 (single razor, no extra cartridges), use $3 coupon (8/26 P&G) and get for FREE/moneymaker depending on your store's price

Rite Aid

  • Thermacare $6.99/$5.59 with 20% discount, buy nine, use nine $3 coupons, nine $2 in-circular coupons and get back two $10 UP's (WYB $25, Limit 2) = $14.69 profit 
  • Stayfree $2, buy two and use two $2 coupons (8/26 SS) and get back $1 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2 offers) = $1 profit 
  • Crest Pro Health Toothpaste or Oral B Complete 5 Way Manual Toothbrush $2.99, use $0.50 coupon (8/26 P&G) and get back $2.99 UP (Limit 2) = $0.50 profit
  • Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer $1, get back $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE
  • Revlon Cosmetics and Tools BOGO 50% off, buy $10 and get back $4 UP (Limit 2) and get back $2 WYB two eye beauty tools valued at $3+ (SCR #78, Limit 2)

Walgreens

  • FRS Energy Shots (2 pk, 2 oz each) $3.99, get back $4 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit 
  • Air Allergy Advanced 3M Nasal Filter (12 ct) $9, get back $9 RR = FREE

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Its a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The weather this weekend was absolutely gorgeous so da boyfriend and I went for a nice long walk.  



This park was so beautiful and relaxing, until DBF pointed out the pile of bear scat and casually remarked that the bear that made it was probably 200-300 pounds.  Yeah ok, I'm ready to head out.  :)
The park was a lot smaller than we originally thought, so we decided to continue our walk on a nearby trail.  It took us past several local farms and under a set of railroad tracks.  

We saw a squirrel a ways past this field who was chowing down on an ear of corn. Wonder how he got it down?
Such a beautiful day!
Price Chopper - very frustrating trip today.  Here's the issue with the store I usually go to - they only have one or two cashiers open at a time.  So the lines build up, they call over other cashiers who furiously work to clear the lines.  They're in a rush and guess who suffers?  Me.  This store's registers don't work well so they have to manually input EVERY coupon.  They miss coupons nine times out of ten and I've just about had it. Honestly, what store in this day and age can't scan coupons?  Today the cashier totally missed my doublers, so she input all my coupons but shorted me $2 by not putting through the doublers.  The screen doesn't list what coupons have been used, so I never know if there's a problem until I get the receipt.  I also had a bunch of bottle deposit slips and I'm pretty sure she missed a couple of those.  Unfortunately, I didn't count up the value of the slips before I checked out so I have no way of verifying if they all went through.  I asked her how many slips I had (12) thinking I'd count them up on the receipt, but the receipt just lists a total amount of the deposits, not the number of slips used.  I'll never make that mistake again.  

To add insult to injury, I get home and put out all my groceries, take my pictures and put everything away.  It occurs to me later that my cookie mix is missing.  It wasn't in any of the bags so I checked the car, thinking maybe it slipped out.  Its nowhere to be found. I guess it was somehow not bagged or left in a bag that didn't make its way into the cart.  There was a second cashier in my aisle who bagged my stuff and put it all into my cart. I was trying to watch the register to check that my coupons were entered so I wasn't paying attention to her.  So very frustrating!  I think I'm going to write a note to PC about installing registers that will allow scanning of coupons.  That would eliminate SO many problems.  I never have these issues at other PC locations because they can scan coupons rather than having to manually type in each and every one, but those stores are pretty far from the house.

Anyway, here is what did make it home - 
  • 6 Jolly Time Popcorn $1.66 each, used three $1 off 2 coupons (9/16 SS) and will send away for two $5 rebates/prepaid gift cards (rebate form found in circular, Limit 2) = $3.04 profit
  • PC Cream Cheese $0.80 with coupon 
  • 8 Goya Beans $0.79 each, used two $1 off 4 coupons (9/16 RP) plus two doublers = $2.32 or $0.29 each
  • Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2, used $0.50 coupon (from coupons.com, still there?) and will get back $0.50 Savingstar rebate = $0.50
  • 8 Banquet Sausages $1 each
  • Milk $2.44
  • Total was $21.52

CVS

  • Dermasilk Skin Perfect $29.99, used $5 coupon (9/16 RP), $5 CRT (got last week) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $9.99
  • 2 Popcorn Indiana Chip In's $2.50 each, used $1.50 off 2 coupon (8/19 SS) = $3.50 or $1.75 each
  • Pretzel Crisps $2.50
  • Used 20% off coupon (took off $5.20), $0.67 EB, $5 Beauty Club EB (reduced the amount of my 20% off coupon but I wanted to get everything all at once) and $10 EB, total was $2.89
Rite Aid

  • 2 Doritos $3 each, got back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2) = $4 or $2 each
  • 3 DiGiorno Pizzas $5 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (9/9 RP) and got back $5 UP (WYB $15 of qualifying items, Limit 3) = $9 or $3 each
  • Total was $20 - paid with UP's

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Slacker Shopping

I am so glad this week is now in the rear-view mirror.  Work was so busy - its the end of the term so all the students come out of the woodwork to register for the next term.  And of course, they're typically the ones with issues.  I didn't take lunch all week, which is typically when I do a lot of my shopping and I just couldn't get myself to go to the store after work.  So today was the day!

I went up to the Pets Alive shelter in the morning to spend some time in the cat house.  They have a room just for kittens!  I'm pretty sure Don-Don is the all black kitten that immediately jumped into my lap and purred non-stop.  This little one-eyed girl was so cute and sweet.  I could watch kittens play for hours. There were four itty bitty guys that sprinted around the room non-stop, knocked each other over and pounced anything that moved.  And this guy - Ethan, what a character!  He was the first cat I saw when I walked into the adult cat room.  I gave him some chin scratches and wandered off to say hi to the other cats.  I was bending down to pet someone else and Ethan jumped right onto my back!  Scared the bejeezus out of me.  I jumped a little bit and he jumped down and looked at me as if to say - "What? You know I'm the cutest one here so why waste your time with those other cats?"  I love how beautiful Mickey is, she was so gentle.  I can't wait to go back!

Ok, now on to business - 

Rite Aid - I checked several stores but couldn't find any that had the Lysol Power and Free cleansers.  Oh well, here's what I got instead:

  • Gillette Proglide Razor $8.79 ($10.99 reg price, 20% discount) and Mach 3 Razor $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% discount), used BOGO coupon (free Mach 3 razor, 8/26 P&G) and $4 Proglide coupon (8/12 RP) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $3.21 profit  
  • 4 No Nonsense Knee Highs $2.69 and BOGO 50% off sale (two were $2.69, two were $1.34), got back two $5 UP's ($5 WYB 2, Limit 2) = $1.94 profit
  • 3 Nabisco Crackers $2.50 each, used B2G1 free coupon (printable from coupons.com - still available?), used $1 off 2 coupon (8/5 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2 or 3?) = $3 or $1 each
  • 20 Gatorade/Pepsi 2 L $1 each, got back $3 UP (WYB 10, Limit 2) and $3 UP (monthly deal I think, Limit at least 2) = $8 or $0.40 each
I wanted to buy six crackers at once so I could use another $1 off 2 coupon but I couldn't find a store with that many in stock.  I also bought a bunch more Gatorade and Pepsi than is in the picture but all those bottles are awfully heavy to lug all around the house.

Walgreens

  • 2 Suave Shampoos $1 each, got back $2 RR (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Total was $2.16
Then I used this RR plus the two I had from Sunday to buy sugar - 

  • 3 Domino Confectioner's Sugars $1.99 each
  • Twix $0.59
  • Used three $2 RR's, total was $0.56

Friday, September 14, 2012

9/16 - 9/22


Sorry for the hiatus this week!  Everyday this week has felt like a full week.  Work has been so busy and I've come home totally wiped out each day. If I've missed a deal or two (or five) please let me know. 

CVS 

  • Physicians Formula Makeup - buy $10, get back $7 EB (Limit 1).  $1 coupon in the 8/12 SS and combine with TMF rebates below

Rite Aid

  • Hershey's Simple Pleasures $3 each, buy two and use two $2 coupons (8/19 SS) and get back $2 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2) = FREE

Walgreens

  • Blistex Moisture Melt (0.35 oz) $2, get back $2 RR = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

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

Sunday, September 9, 2012

S&S and a Trip to Walgreens


Stop & Shop

  • 10 Crystal Lites $3 each, used ten $0.50 tearpad coupons (all doubled, found at Walgreens), got back $10 Kraft catalina (WYB 10 qualifying items) and $0.40 gas discount/$14 = $4 profit
  • S&S Paper Towels (single roll) $1, used $1 S&S paper product coupon (with additional $15 purchase) = FREE
  • Total was $20.81
Walgreens

  • 2 Suave Shampoo $1 each, got back $2 RR (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Total was $2.16
Repeated and bought another two bottles.  My mom loves Suave shampoo so I picked these up for her.  I was hoping to use the $2 RR's on some confectioners sugar but the store didn't have any.

I preenrolled for Walgreens' new program - Balance Rewards so I earned a couple points on these transactions.
Here's where I found the $1 paper products coupon.  They were located at the end of the checkout aisles, not in any free standing displays.  The coupon is good until 2/3/13 so keep an eye out!  $1 is the regular price for the single roll of paper towels.

I've started volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter called Pets Alive.  I'll bring over the paper towels to the great folks there, plus some other stuff from the stockpile room.  I'd like to try and bring some donation items each time I go.

Friday, September 7, 2012

August Monthly Totals


August 2012 Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,945.34
  • Value of Coupons/Store Sales: $738.81
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $653.71
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $776.40
  • Rebates $208.33
  • Cost for the whole month $287.22
  • Number of Items 594, Number of Free Items 438
This is a typical month for me now.  I rarely clear a profit for the whole month anymore.  Some of the things I bought this month will be sold on ebay, so that brings the cost down.  But since I don't know how much they'll sell for (and don't always get around to putting them up right away), I don't track that money. 

Rebates Received
  • $3 Lysol Dual Action Wipes rebate
  • $3.29 Snapple Gallon Try Me Free rebate
  • $3.99 Stim U Dent Rebate 
  • $5 Pabst NBPR rebate on beef x2
  • $5 Reynolds/Hefty Rebate x2 
  • $5.99 Marc Anthony Easy Lites Rebate x3 *This came fast!  Mailed it on 7/30, got back 8/18 
  • $7 Newcastle NBPR NBANA007 x2
  • $7.49 CVS True2Go Meter rebate 
  • $9.99 AccuCheck Nano Meter rebate x2
  • $10 Olay Rebate x2
  • $10 Cover Girl & Olay Rebate x 3
  • $10 Heineken NBPR rebate HKNNA038 x2
  • $10 Heineken NBPR HKNNA039 x2 
  • $10 Heineken NBPR rebate HKNNA040
  • $14.99 Rite Aid True Result Meter Rebate - bought for $11.99!  
  • $25 Amstel NBPR rebate AMLNA004 x 2
  • $25 Physician's Formula Youthful Wear rebate x2 
  • Mars Movie Cash (valued at $9)
  • $112.98 in Rite Aid rebates from July (couple accounts)
Is there anything better than getting rebate checks in the mail?  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9/9 - 9/15

CVS

  • Hershey's Simple Pleasures Candy (0.75 oz) $0.67, get back $0.67 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Gillette Shaving Items - spend $30, get back $10 EB (Limit 1).  Buy 2 Custom 3 Disposable Razors ($7.99 - $8.79 depending on your store's prices) and 2 Mach 3 Razors $11.49, use two BOGO coupons (free Mach 3 WYB disposable razor, 8/26 P&G) and two $3 disposable razor coupons (8/26 P&G) and get back $10 EB (Limit 1) = FREE or close to it *Even better if you get a 20/25% off coupon in your email  
  • iTunes Gift Cards - buy $50 worth, get back $10 EB (Limit 1) 

Rite Aid

  • Thermacare (2 ct) $6.99/$5.59 with 20% discount, buy five, use five $3 coupons, get back $10 UP (WYB $25, Limit ?) and send away for $10 rebate (WYB 3, 8/26 RP) = $7.05 - $4.04 profit depending on discount
  • Gillette Fusion, Proglide, Mach 3 or Venus Razors $9.99, get back $4 UP (Limit 2).  Buy Proglide or Venus Razor and Mach 3 Razor, use BOGO coupon (free Mach 3, 8/26 P&G) and $4 Proglide or Venus razor (8/12 RP) and get back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $2.01 profit 
  • Bengay BOGO 50% off sale and $10 UP WYB $25 worth (Limit ).  Buy 2 Massage Gel $8.99 and $4.49 and 2 Cold Therapy $7.99 and $3.99, use four $4 coupons (coming in Sunday's paper) and get back $10 UP = $0.53 profit
  • Lysol Power and Free Cleanser $2.79, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (8/19 SS) and $3 off 2 RA coupon (Sept. Video Values) and get back two $1 UP's ($1 each, Limit 2) = $0.42 profit *Pick up a package of Lysol Wipes too and use the rebate from the 8/5 SS to get the wipes for FREE (WYB 3 Lysol items, one must be wipes)
  • Revlon Face and Lip Care BOGO 50% off and $4 UP WYB $10 (Limit 2).  There's a $5 coupon coming in Sunday's paper good on foundation, powder, primer, blush and concealer.  

Walgreens

  • Suave Shampoo/Conditioner $1, buy two and get back $2 RR = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Shopping and a Visit Downstairs

Rite Aid

  • 4 Super Poligrips (0.75 oz) $2.49 and $1.24 each (BOGO 50% off sale), used four FREE coupons (8/26 SS) and got back two $2 UP's (WYB 2, Limit 2) = $4 profit
  • Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipes (50 ct) $2.99 and will get back $2.99 (SCR #591, valid 9/2 - 9/8, Limit 1) = FREE
  • Organix Moroccan Oil $4.99, got back $3 UP = $1.99 *Kills me that I got suckered into buying this at the salon for just a bit more money.  Oh well
  • Reese's candy $0.59
  • Used two $4 UP's, total was $1.69

CVS - found another store with vanilla in stock!  Bought that for $0.66 and got some cinnamon too ($0.66), used a $1 EB to pay and got another one back from my green bag tag!

Price Chopper

  • 6 Temptations Cat Treats $1.66 each, used six $0.50 coupons (or here or 8/26 RP) = $0.66 *Was expecting to get back a $1 catalina as reported here but didn't.  I wonder if its because two of the bags were All Natural Temptations?
  • 3 Old El Paso Taco Seasonings $1.19 each (regular price), used $0.60 off 3 coupon and will get back $0.60 Savingstar rebate (WYB 3) = $1.77 or $0.59 each
Bought some other stuff too - Banquet sausages for $1 each, Stouffers pizzas $2.50 each, some beans and random not-so-great-prices-but-we-needed-them-stuff
Saturday Night Fever aka "Catnip Fever" cat treats - I love it! 
I am so grateful that the previous owners left us this freezer.  We have a regular fridge/freezer in the kitchen but its too large for the space its in and you can't fully open the freezer door.  Its one of those with a vertical split down the middle - fridge to the right, freezer on the left, so the freezer is narrow to begin with.  I don't think I could fit a full-size frozen pizza in the upstairs freezer if I had to!  Its very frustrating to try and squeeze food in and out of there, so this full size freezer has really been awesome.  I really need to organize it up a bit, but c'est la vie.  All it looks like we have in there are the Easy Fries I got for a penny each at S&S last week, but there's lots of food behind them.  Frozen pizzas, bagels, chicken patties, hot dogs, kielbasa, butter.  The freezer also needs a good defrosting but that isn't going to happen anytime soon.  We got some eatin' to do!
We use these three plastic boxes to sort out our meat - chicken in one, beef/steak in another and pork in the third.  Its really helped us not to lose meat in this big old freezer.  And its makes eating the oldest meat first pretty simple.  We label our freezer bags with the date purchased and use the oldest first.
 Shall we progress onto the stockpile room? We haven't been here since the renovation!
Really stocked up on paper goods at Price Chopper a couple weeks ago.  My paper towel pile has reached the ceiling:
I just love this metal shelf.  DBF's mom gave it to us.  Its super strong and has wheels, so its easy to move around if I need to. I think she got it at BJ's?
I was trying to think of different ways to really maximize the space in this room and I decided to put these two shelves back to back, rather than up against a wall.  As you can see, they're not quite even due to years of use (I've had these since college) and they don't always stand up very straight.  Putting them up against the walls just emphasizes how crooked they are, and also drives me crazy, so this works better.  I've kept the stuff stored on them pretty light so as to not add to the strain.  

Happy stockpiling!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Shopping

My mom made this beautiful quilted wall hanging for our dining room.  I just love it!  
It really brightens up the room!
Rite Aid - the other day, I chatted with RA customer service and opted out of getting my UP's loaded directly to my Wellness card.  They printed just like always on my receipt. :)

  • 4 Carefree Pantiliners BOGO 50% off so two were $1.59 and two were $0.79, used four  $0.50 coupons (7/22 SS, 7/29 RP or 8/26 SS) and got back two $2 UP's ($2 WYB 2, Limit 2 offers) = $1.24 profit
  • 2 Revlon Nail Files BOGO 50% off, $1.25 and $0.62, got back $3 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2 offers) = $1.13 profit
  • Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipes (50 ct) $2.99 and will get back $2.99 (SCR #591, valid 9/2 - 9/8, Limit 1) = FREE
  • Milano cookies $0.80 ($1 regular price, 20% discount)
  • Used two $4 UP's, total was $1.20
CVS

  • Gillette Fusion Shave Gel $2.37, got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.37
  • 2 Cheez Its $2 each, will send away for $2.50 Coors NBPR rebate on 2 Cheez Its or $5 of salty snacks (#107177, valid until 10/3) = $1.50
  • 3 Bumblebee Tunas $0.77 each
  • 3 Gold Emblem Spices $0.66/7 each *INCLUDES VANILLA EXTRACT!
  • Used $10 EB, total was $0.87