Monday, May 23, 2011

I Got Paid to Shop at CVS 5/23

I walked out with:

1- Revlon Under Eye Concealer $2.62  (75% OFF)
1- Revlon Creme Shadow $1.95 (75% OFF)
2- Stride Gum $0.99/each
1- Stride Fruit Gum $1.49 (may be exchanging tomorrow)
1- Revlon Nail $4.99

Coupons Used:
$1/1 Revlon Nail
$2/1 Revlon Cosmetic Purchase
$2/1 Revlon Cosmetic Purchase
$1/3 Stride Gum
Used: $7 ECB

OOP: $0.96
SAVED: $29.01

$0.99 ECB for purchasing Stride Gum
$4 ECB for purchasing Revlon Nail

2nd Transaction: 
1- Revlon Nail $4.99

Coupon Used:
$1/1 Revlon Nail

OOP: $4.48
SAVED: $2.30

$4 ECB for purchasing Revlon Nail

I SAVED: $31.31

Garden of Eatin' Chips for Cheap at Whole Foods

Right now Garden of Eatin' Family Size chips are on sale 2/$6 and you can head over HERE to print of a $1/1 coupon to get some good-tasting-good-for-you chips for cheap!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cheap Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade at Whole Foods!!

Right now Whole Foods has Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade on sale for 4/$5 and if you pair that with the $0.75/1 Santa Cruz Organic Product you are looking at a pretty sweet deal! 

Go to the Santa Cruz website to get the coupon OR if you have the Mambo Sprouts coupon book look for the $0.75/1 coupon! I picked some up today for a BBQ and they are really good :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Some Shopping and Saving at Ralphs 5/19

After 2 Seperate Transactions and saying hi to all my nice Ralphs workers I walked out with:

Transaction #1:
1- Yakisoba $1.00
1- Lawry's Marinade $1.67

Coupons Used: 
1- $0.50/1 Yakisoba Doubled to $1
1- $0.50/1 Lawry's Marinade Doubled to $1

OOP: $0.67!
SAVED: $5.01

Transaction #2:
1- Yakisoba $1.00
1- Mountain high Yogurt $2.99
2- Better Oats Oatmeal $1.25/each
1- Lawry's Marinade $1.67
1- Wacky Mac Pasta $2.19
1- Magnum Classic Ice Cream Bars $2.49
1- Ralphs Spinach $1.25
1- Beef Steak $7.86
1- Carefree $1.50

Coupons Used: 
$0.50/1 Yakisoba Doubled to $1
$0.50/1 32oz Mountain High Yogurt Doubled to $1
$0.50/1 Lawry's Marinade Doubled to $1
$0.40/1 Wacky Mac Pasta Doubled to $0.80
$0.50/1 Carefree Doubled to $1

OOP: $17.25
SAVED: $16.47

Not bad considering I used to spend over $75/week on groceries! 

I shopped and saved at Rite Aid 5/19

I wanted to get the Huggies deal one last time...

Transaction #1:
1- Oral B Stain Floss $2.99

Coupon Used:
$0.75/1 Oral B Floss

OOP: $2.53
SAVED: $1.75

Got Back $2.00 in UPR to use...

Transaction #2:
2- Ritz Bits Snack Size $1.19/each
2- Ritz Bits Snack Size FREE From B1G1 sale
2- Huggies Little Movers 31ct $10.00/each

Coupons Used:
$3 OFF $15 Purchase from Survey
(2) $2/1 Huggies 

$2 UPR used from Transaction #1
$5 UPR used from last Huggies Purchase

OOP: $7.46
SAVED: $22.36

Plus I got back $5 UPR for the Huggies Purchase!

I Shopped and Saved at Target 5/19

I had 2 more coupons for the $2 off Shirts, but the cashier I had frieked out and said I couldn't use the coupons on clearance items (even though it said I could), so the manager was called over and he said I could use 1 coupon per transaction. I said that was fine so I asked for seperate transactions, and he replied, "No, I couldn't let you do that." Really?? All well, the coupons don't expire for a month :)

I bought:
1- Merona Shirt $2.50
1- Whiskas Cat Food $4.29 
2- 5 Gum $1.37/each
4- Dentyne Gum $1.04/each
1- KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce$1.57
2- Smuckers Ice Cream Toppers $2.09/each
1- Smuckers Ice Cream Toppers $2.54
1- Smuckers Ice Cream Toppers $1.89
1- Kid's Aquafresh Toothpaste $1.99
1- Up & Up Ibuprofin $1.09
1- Up & Up Peroxide $0.69
1- Up & Up Liners $0.89
1- John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo $5.24
1- John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioner $5.24

$2/1 Shirt Target Printable (no longer avaliable)

$3.00/1 John Frieda Root Awakening 
$3/2 John Frieda Products Target Printable 
$0.75/1 Up & Up Health Item
$0.50/1 Up & Up Femine Care Item
$1/1 Up & Up Pain reliever item Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
$1/1 Kid's Aquafresh Item
$1/1 Kid's Aquafresh Item Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
(2) $1/2 Smuckers Ice Cream Toppers
$1/1 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce
(4) $/1 Dentyne Printable (no longer avaliable)
$1/1 Whiskas Cat Food

OOP: $19.00
SAVED: 21.25

I like saving more than I spend :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Shopped and Saved at Rite Aid

I never thought about getting rain checks or how expensive swim diapers were until recently! I am glad I started couponing :)

3- Tylonel Precise $5.00/each (Used rain check from last weeks deal)
2- Huggies Little Swimmers $7.00/each
2- Kotex Pads 22ct $3.50/each

Coupons Used:
$3 off $15 Purchase from Survey
(2) $2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers
(3) $5/1 Tylonel Precise Product
$2/2 Kotex Pads
$6 in UPR Used

OOP: $8.63
SAVED: $35.96

Plus I got back $5 UPR from purchase of Huggies and Kotex.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shopping and Saving at Rite Aid

 I usually only buy my diapers through Amazon Mom, but at this price it was hard to pass up.

2- Huggies Size 3 Little Movers 31ct. $10.00/each
2- Ziploc Freezer Quart Size 24ct $2.00/each
3- Stride Spark Gum $1.00/each

Coupons Used:
$3 Off $15 purchase from Receipt Survey
$1 OFF Purchase Wellness Coupon Printable (from Rite Aid Videos)

$1.00/3 Stride Gum

$1.00/2 Ziploc Bags
$3 UPR Used

OOP: $14.19
Savings: $23.93

I also received:
$5 UPR for purchasing $20 worth of Huggies
$1 UPR for purchasing 2 Ziploc Bags 

Friday, May 13, 2011

One Way to get Coupons

I have recently started writing companies to get coupons. I don't actually outright ask for them, but I try to either say something positive about a specific product or give a suggestion on what they could do better. I have received coupons from Plum Organics, a baby food company, which apparently is hard to find coupons for and today in the mail I received:

These awesome coupons from 7th Generation. I am trying to only write to company's that I will actually use their products and more specifically to organic or natural comapnies as these coupons are harder to come by and obviously organic and natural products tend to be pricier. 

Simply go to the company's web page that you want  coupons from and find their contact info. A lot of companies have a specific form to fill out that includes your address. If the form doesn't have a section for your address than make sure you include your address in your sign off as you want them to know where to send you anything if they do decide to send coupons or free stuff! 

Target Shopping and SAVING! 5/13 Trip

I walked out with:

2- Yo Baby Organic Yogurt $2.29
2- Kraft Big Slice Cheese $2.69
2- Revlon Nail Clippers $2.29/each
1- Sally Hansen Nail Color
2- Zantac 24ct $7.44

(2) $5/1 Zantac Printable 
$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color
$5/2 Revlon Beauty Products Target Catalina
(2) $1/1 Kraft Big Slice Cheese
(2) $1/1 Yo Baby Organic Yogurt
$0.50/2 Yo Baby Organic Yogurt Target Catalina

$0.05 Off for using reusable bag

OOP: $8.65
SAVED: $26.35

CVS Shopping and Saving

2- Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $0.84
1- Carefree 20ct $0.99

Coupons Used:
$0.99/1 Carefree 20ct

OOP: $0.77
SAVED: $3.00

Rite Aid 5/13 Savings

I bought:

1- Purex Original $1.97
1- Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $2.99

Coupons Used;
$1.50/1 Oral B toothbrush 
$1/1 Purex 
$2 UPR Used

OOP: $0.94
SAVED: $11.02

Plus I got $2 UPR for purchasing toothbrush and the Rite Aid Survey to fill out so I will get $3 off $15 purchase, which I am excited about to use with the awesome diaper deal this week!

Target Shopping and Saving

I walked out with:

(yes... that is my baby's hand sneaking into the picture... she LOVE Yo Baby yogurt)

1- French's Bonus Pack $1.54
1- Vlasic Pickles $1.82
1- Olives $1.47 (only item I didn't have a coupon for)
1- Better Oats $1.34
2- Yo Baby Organic Yogurt $2.29
1- Aquafresh kid's Training toothpaste $2.89
1- Revlon nail clippers $1.59
1- Sally Hansen Nail Color $2.09
1- Suave Professionals $2.74
1- Zantac 24ct $7.44
2- Scotch 8in Scissors $1.49

Coupons Used:
(2) $1/1 Scotch Scissors
FREE Suave Professionals Item (old campaign)
$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color
$2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool
$1/1 Aquafresh kid's Training toothpaste
(2) $1/1 Yo Baby Organic Yogurt 
$0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles
$0.50/1 French's Mustard

$0.05 Off for using reusable bag

OOP: $10.62
SAVED: $22.83

Sprouts Farmer's Market Shopping Trip

I have recently started loving Sprout's! Awesome produce selection + healthy food + great prices = 
a happy Shopper! 

If you sign up for their mailing list at they send out free coupons so sign up and you can be the lucky owner of your very own freebie in the future :) 
Below is a picture of my coupon (sorry you can't use it because I already did):

I bought:

1- Hubert's Lemonade (REALLY GOOD) $1.50
1- Snikiddy Baked Fries $1.94
Coupons Used:
1- FREE Hubert's Lemonade I received from being on the mailing list
1- $0.75/1 Snikiddy Snack 
$0.05 off for using reusable bag
OOP: $1.19
SAVED: $2.30
(Also, I probaly wouldn't drive across town just for these things because it would be a waste of gas, but I was going across the street to Target so it was worth the trip!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Got Paid to Shop at Rite Aid 5/10


I walked out with:

1- Trident Gum $0.88
2- Reese's $0.44/each
2- Skittles $0.44/each
1- Mitchum Power Gel for Women Deodorant 2 pack $3.99
1- OB 18ct $1.99
1- Viactiv Chocolate Calcium 60ct $6.00
1- Glitter Bigs Book $1.99

Coupons Used:
$3 OFF $15 Purchase Coupon from Receipt Survey
$0.50/2 Resse's Candy printable from Rite Aid Videos
$2/1 Viactiv 
$1/1 Viactiv printable from Rite Aid Videos
$1/1 OB Tampons

$5 UPR Used
$4 UPR Used 

OOP: $0.41!
SAVED: $27.92

Plus I also qualified for a SCR from Mitchum purchase and got...

$2 UPR for purchasing Viactiv
$1 UPR for purchasing Bendon (Book) 

It's like I got paid $2.59 to take all that out of the store! 

I Got Paid to Shop at CVS Again on 5/10

I walked out with:

2- Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $.84/each
1-  Carefree Reg 20ct $0.99
1- Tylonel Precise $6.21
2- Revlon Individual Eye Shadow $4.99/each
1- Reclon 12hr Eye Shadow $6.99

Coupons Used:
$5 Off $25 purchase CVS e-mailed coupon
$3 Off $10 Cosmetic Purchase printed at "magic coupon machine"
$0.99/1 Carefree 

$10.54 in ECB Used

OOP: $1.85
SAVED: $28.62

PLUS I received:
$7 ECB for purchasing $15 or more of Revlon Cosmetics

It's like I got paid $5.15 to shop today :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saving Money by Eating Leftovers!

"Eww leftovers!"

You will not hear my husband speak those words, because the food I make reheats well and tastes really great the next night! 
Making enough food for two nights is awesome because it gives me a night off of cooking and saves us money, because instead of running out to grab something to eat we have food right in our fridge.

Last week I made chicken enchiladas:

I had the cheese in the freezer already from a sale.
I had the chicken in the freezer from a B1G1 sale.
I had cream of mushroom soup... not sure when I bought it.
I bought green enchilada sauce for $1.
I bought sour cream for $2.
I bought tortillas for $1.

I also served black beans, brown rice, and avacado on the side which I spent $2.50 on this week.

We ate this meal 3 times and enjoyed it all 3 times and it cost less than $7 all together or around $2.30/night! Can't beat that going out to any mexican restaurant.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I shopped and Saved at Target 5/6

At Target right now they had a special on French's mustarf B1G1 Honey Mustard Dipping sauce free! It makes each condiment just $0.75 each.

2- Scotch 8in Scissors $1.49/each on sale 
2- Plum Organics Baby $1.19/each
1- Tropicana Orange Juice $4.26 on sale
1- Suave Professionals Mousse $2.74
1- French's Mustard with FREE Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce $1.49

Coupons Used:
1- $0.50/2 Plum Organics
I also had a $0.30/1 French's Mustard coupon that didn't come off :( I guess it pays to watch the cashier and the register! All well :)
$0.05 off for using reusable bag
FREE Suave Professionals Product (from the online challenge a while back)

OOP: $12.45
SAVED: $6.52

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Help if you are able to!

Check out a much better and bigger coupon blogger and how you can help with the Tornado disaster relief:

She gives step by step instructions as well as other ways you can give!

I recently sent a box off to her church and it should arrive soon as I sent it Priority Mail. Here is what I was able to send:

This is at LEAST $70 worth of stuff that I was able to send using a medium flat rate usps box and only spend $10.95 to send it all! 

Help if you are able to, and if you can't at this time prayer is needed :)

CVS Paid me to shop again...

It pays to check your e-mail... here's what I got today:

2- Pantene Shampoo $3.49/each  (Saved $1.50/each)
2- Aussie Volume Shampoo $2.99/each (Saved $1.20/each)
1- Puffs Plus 68ct $0.99 (Saved $0.60)
1- ALL Free & Clear 50oz $4.99 (Saved $3.30)
1- Colgate MaxFresh 6oz $2.77 (Saved $1.22)

Coupons Used:
$4/$20 Purchase (Just received in my e-mail this morning!)
$0.50/1 Aussie Product
$3.00/2 Pantene Products
$1.00/1 ALL Detergent

$7.99 ECB Used
$5.00 ECB Used

OOP: $0.66!
SAVED: $32.03

PLUS I got back:
$1 ECB for using my Green Bag tag 4 times
$2.77 for purchasing Colgate toothpaste
$1.00 for purchasing ALL detergent
$2.00 for purchasing Aussie Products
$1.00 for purchasing Pantene Products
$7.77 Total back in ECB

It's like I got paid $7.11 to take everything out the store! 

I am excited to continue to add things to my giveaway pile as well as save our family money!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vons Deals in Southern California for 5/4

These are deals that only last until tomorrow 5/5 so hurry over!

Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Groun Turkey B1G1 FREE

Rosarita Refried Beans (black beans are on special also)  $0.88

Tropical Mangos 3 for $0.99

Here are some other awesome deals I found/bought:

Buy 3 Hallmark cards and get $5 OFF your next shopping trip at VONS (look for cards priced $1.99 or less to get the best deal!)

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Brownie Mix, or Frosting B2G3 FREE  (I did this deal and paid $5.38 for 5 Duncan Hines products... which saves me a trip to the dollar store and allows me to prepare for an upcoming birthday)

Ziploc Food Storage Bags 15 to 30 ct $1.49 with in ad coupon. PLUS look for the peelie coupons found on some Ziploc boxes (I found one for $1/2 and bought 2 20ct Ziploc freezer bags for only $1/each... at Vons you can use a Vons coupon and a manufacture coupon!)


These are just some of the deals I loved and purchased this week at Vons. On my purchase today I saved 49%... which made me a happy shopper.