Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saving over 50% on my bill at Ralphs Without using coupons!

4- Driscoll's Rasberry $0.99/each!! (today only between 1-8)
4- Hass Avocado 4/$5
Bananas $1.51
2- Mission Tortilla Chips $0.99/each (today only between 1-8)

OOP: $12.45
SAVED: $14.36!!

ALSO, you can sign up for the Driscoll's newsletter to score a $0.50/1 coupon (which I already did or else I would have used it) which would make one out of the 4 Rasberries FREE! 

CVS Shopping and Saving 6/30

I walked out with:

1- Twizzlers 16oz $2
1- Pantene Shampoo $3.49
1- Pantene Conditioner $3.49
1- Huggies Lil Swimmers 11ct $7.99
4- Visine 0.28oz $1.99/each

Coupons Used:
$1/1 Twizzlers from CVS coupon machine
$0.75/1 Twizzlers from Sunday Paper
$3/2 Pantene from paper
$2/2 Pantene from CVS coupon machine
$1.50/1 Huggies Lil Swimmers from Huggies mail 
$3/1 Huggies Lil Swimmers from CVS coupon machine
(4) $2/1 Visine from paper
20% OFF XTRA Day Disc. (took $1.60 off)
Used $6 ECB 

OOP: $0.16
SAVED: $32.12!!

PLUS I received:
$2 ECB from purchase of 2 Pantene products! 

Plus Here is what the new Extrabucks look like (to be honest I think it is a HUGE waste of paper... all well, maybe CVS will change again soon if enough people complain!?!?)

HOT!!! 40% OFF at R.pellicer Fashion Technolog Accessories

Head on over to

and enter Promo code: JULY40 to get 40% off everything!! 

You can score some amazingly cute bags for your laptop 

that are also really good quality! No more generic black bag 

to tote your laptop around school or to work! 

Here are just some of the amazing bags on the site:

The cute white one on the left is only $69 so after the 40% 

off discount it comes out to $41.40! (I REALLY wish I had 

some extra spending money right now)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Albertsons Shopping and Saving 6/29

The cashier asked if I was going to be doing a lot of baking! haha I said, within the next year I am sure I will be :)

10- Pillsbury Family Size Brownie Mix $0.49/each (on sale for $0.99/each and get an additional $5 off when you buy 10 participating products!) 
4- Organic Black Beans $1.29/each
4- Organic Garbonzo Beans $1.29/each
2- Olives $1.99/each
1- Sara Lee Whole Wheat Bread $2.79
2- Vlasic Pickles $2.59/each
4- Fiber One 90calorie Brownies $2.50/each

Coupons Used:
(2) $0.55/1 Pillsbury Brownie Mix Printable 
$0.40/1 Pillsbury Bronie Mix 
(2) $0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles
$5 OFF $25 purchase from signing up for Albertsons email savings program

OOP: $27.32
SAVED: $51.61

PLUS I got a $5 catalina AND a $2 catalina for purchasing 4 Fiber One Bars!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rite Aid Shopping and Saving 6/28

I walked out with: 

1- Crest 4oz $3.99
1- got2b Rockin it Hairspray $4.99
1- Excedrin Migraine 24ct $1.99
2- Stayfree 18ct $2.50/each

Coupons Used: 
$1/1 Excedrin from June Video Values (no longer avaliable)
$0.75/1 Crest 
$2/1 got2b product from All You June Issue
B1G1 Stayfree from 6/26 paper $2.50 off

Used $6 in UPR

OOP: $4.28
SAVED: $20.73

PLUS I got back:
$2 UPR for purchasing Stayfree
$1 UPR for purchasing Excedrin
$2.69 for purchasing Crest
at the bottom of the receipt I also got a 10% shopping pass for reaching 125pts.

AND I will be getting a $4.99 SCR (single check rebate) for purchasing got2b Rockin it hairspray.

Organic Deals and Freebies at Ralphs (Last day of sale)

I love saving on fresh fruit and even better saving on Organic fruit! Also, who doesn't like FREE stuff? A last minute trip, but I am glad I took it and can now enjoy some yummy fruit (and my daughter LOVES the new Wheat Thins Stix). 

1- Dulcinea Watermelon $1.88
2- Wheat Thins Stix $1.99/each
3- Goldfish Grahams $1/each
1- Driscoll's Organic Rasberries $2.99
1- Driscoll's Organic Blackberries $2.99

(I had to do 3 seperate transactions, because at my Ralphs only the first coupon doubles up to a $1.)

Coupons Used:
3- $0.55/1 doubled to $1 off Goldfish Grahams Printable 
2- $0.75/1 doubled to $1 off Wheat Thins Stix Facebook Printable 
1- $0.55/1 doubled to $1 off Dulcinea Watermelon 

OOP: $6.84!!
SAVED: $19.98

Monday, June 27, 2011

FREE Pringles at CVS PLUS Cheap Twizzlers!

I went to CVS again today (I live close and it's a nice walk... don't judge) and was pleased that the amazing "Magic Coupon Machine" was spitting out more FREE Pringles coupons and $1 off Twizzlers coupons! I walked out today with:

1- Pringles Grab & Go can $1
1- Twizzlers Cherry 16 oz. $2 

Coupons Used: 
$1/1 Pringles Grab & Go can from CVS Red Coupon Machine
$1/1 Twizzlers from CVS Red Coupon Machine
$0.75/1 Twizzlers from 6/26 paper

OOP: $0.25
SAVED: $3.62!!

PLUS I received $1 ECB for using my Green Bag Tag 4 times :) 

FREE Sample of Honey Nut Cheerios!

Yum! I LOVE Honey Nut Cheerios, but have been eating Oatmeal lately because it is easy to eat with the baby and really economical as well as healthy. Cheerios are always awesome though and a great snack for the baby so with this free sample and coupon I think I may be picking some up :)

Just go Here to request your free sample!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CVS Shopping and Saving 6/26

I LOVE that I am able to use my ECB (Extra Care Bucks) to buy the Sunday paper and get more coupons! Today was also awesome thanks to the Magic Coupon Machine (big red machine where you swipe your CVS card to get coupons)!

I Walked out With:
1- Sunday LA Times (woohoo more coupons)
1- CVS Facial Tissue $1 
1- Magnetic Bag Clips $1
1- Pringles Grab & Go $1
1- Twizzlers 16oz $2
5- Honest Teas $1/each
1- RepHresh Brilliant PH tampons $6.79

Coupons Used:
(4) $1/1 Organic Honest Tea from Recyclebank
$1/1 Pringles Grab & Go from CVS Coupon Machine (making them FREE)
$1/1 Twizzlers from CVS coupon Machine
$0.75/1 Twizzlers from 6/26 paper

$10 ECB Used

OOP: $1.79
SAVED: $23.84

PLUS I got back:
$2 ECB for purchasing 5 Organic Honest Tea
$6.79 ECB for purchasing RepHresh Tampons

It's like I am getting paid $7 to shop!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Awesome Deal with ShopAtHome!!

I know it's late, but if anyone is still on and looking for an amazing deal then check this out:

Sign up for ShopAtHome and then search for in the search bar. Go to through the link they show and then purchase your deal! The reason you should do this tonight is you will get back 50% Cash Back (was 24%) by using ShopAtHome AND once you get to the site you can use code SUMMER during checkout to save 80% making an amazing deal. has restaurants like: 
C & O Cucina in Marina Del Rey
Leaf Organics on Washington Blvd. 
Kanpai on Lincoln (our FAVORITE sushi place)
and hundreds more!

Here's what I did:

$25 Kanpai Certificate       
I paid $3.50 
Plus I will be getting $1.75 cash back through ShopAtHome

$100 Kanpai Certificate
I paid $9
Plus I will be getting $4.50 cash back 

It's like I am spending $6.25 to get $125 of food!! 

~ A disclaimer: read the fine print before buying any deal on I LOVE the site, but some deals can only be used Sunday-Thursday or you have to purchase a certain amount of food before getting the discount. With the $100 certificate I purchased I will have to order $200 worth of sushi/drinks/desserts before being eligable to get $100 off the bill.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rite Aid Shopping and Saving 6/21

2- Tom's of Maine Children's silly strawberry toothpaste $3.49/each
2- Tom's of Maine Apricot Deodorant $3.49/each
2- St. Joseph's Aspirin 36ct $1.50/each

Coupons Used:
(2) $1/1 Tom's Deodorant
(2) $1/1 Tom's Toothpaste
(2) $1.60 UPR used

OOP: $7.81
SAVED: $17.78

PLUS I got back:
$3 in UPR for purchasing Tom's of Maine select products
$3 in UPR for purchasing St. Joseph's Aspirin

Staples Savings...

There is an awesome deal going on at Staples right now! First print off your coupon found HERE to get 15% off your entire purchase PLUS a FREE reusable bag! The discount includes ink, which is awesome because finding discounts and coupons on ink isn't easy. 

Also, right now Staples is having an HP special on ink:

When you spend $50 on HP ink or two of the same HP toners you get DOUBLE Staples rewards and DOUBLE recycling rewards. They have included an example in the picture above on how you can capitalize on this promotion.

Once you have printed your coupon head to your local Staples to get your FREE bag and 15% off anything you can fit in the bag. See what I did today:

I bought:
1- HP 60 Black ink $14.99
      -$2.25 after 15% coupon
1- HP 60XL Color ink $40.99
      -$6.15 after 15% coupon
1- Eco Easy Bag $0.99
       FREE after coupon
1- Ink Recycling for returning an empty ink cartridge

OOP: $52.22
SAVED: $9.39

PLUS I will be getting back $4 recycling reward and $11.20 back in Staples Rewards! So it's like spending $37.02 on $61.61 worth of ink and a reusable bag!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Vons Shopping and Saving 83%!!

Pretty good shopping trip and I don't think I will have to go shopping for at least another week because I have stocked up so well! The best part of this trip was when I looked at the bottom of my receipt it said "Your Cashier Today Was Precious" ... it took me a minute to realize that her name was Precious! haha

1- Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce $1
2- Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade $1.25/each
2- Calssico Pasta Sauce $3.49 for both (B1G1 sale)
6- Nabisco Snack-Saks on sale for $1/each
1- Anthony's Fettuccini $1
1- Magnum Almond Flavor 3pack $1.49 (not shown in picture) $2.49 with in store coupon

Coupons Used:
$0.50/1 Bull's Eye BBQ doubled to $1 off
(2) $0.75/1 Santa Cruz printable no longer avaliable (first coupon doubled to a $1 off)
(3) $1/2 Nabisco products
(2) $1/1 Classico Pasta Sauce
$0.55/1 Anthony's Pasta printable doubled to $1 off
$1/1 Magnum Ice Cream product

OOP: $6.93
SAVED: $33.95!! 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My planned CVS Shopping Trip...

We will see how it goes tomorrow, but I made up my list and decided to share it with everyone and show you how I plan my trips:

1- Colgate 360 toothbrush $2.79
    $1/1 Colgate 360 from All You Magazine 
    OOP (out of pocket): $1.79    
    $2 ECB back for purchasing (limit 2)
    Final Price: $0.21 money maker!

1- Hershey's Bliss 8.9- 9.6oz  $5.99 
    $1/1 Hershey's Bliss coupon from newspaper
    OOP: $4.99
    $5.99 ECB back for purchasing (limit 1)
    Final Price: $1 money maker!

5- Honest Tea on sale this week $1/each
    using 2 $1/1 Honest Tea from recyclebank
    OOP: $3
    $2 ECB for purchasing 5 participating drinks (limit 1)
    Final Price: $1 for 5 drinks! 

1- Power Bar Energy or Protein Bites $2.49
     OOP: $2.49
     $2.49 ECB for purchasing (limit 1)
     Final Price: $2.49

1- LA Looks Gel $2.99
    $1/1 LA Looks product 
    OOP: $1.99
    $2 ECB for purchasing (limit 1)
    Final Price: $0.01 money maker!

2- Nabisco Wheat Thins Crunch Stix $2.50/each
    using 2 $1/1 Wheat Thins Stix coupons from facebook
    OOP:  $3 total
    $1 ECB for purchasing 2 Nabisco participating products (limit 1)
    Final Prics: $1 for each box!

2- Tom's of Maine deodorant, mouthwash, or toothpaste (which one to get?) $3.49/each
     using $1/1 Tom's of Maine toothpaste or mouthwash from tomorrow's paper
     and using $1/1 Tom's of Maine deodorant from tomorrow's paper
     OOP: $4.98
     $1 ECB for each Tom's of Maine purchase (limit 2)
     Final Price: $1.49/each!! (really excited about this as I LOVE Tom's of Maine)   

If I have done my math correctly then my total tomorrow will be $22.24 and I have $14.99 ECB to use from last week making my Total OOP: $7.25 before taxes! PLUS I will be getting $17.48 back in ECB for my purchases! Pretty awesome :)

What are you planning on buying??

(Prices may differ in your area, and be sure to check your CVS Ad for the specials where you live!)

VEEV House Party!

Next Saturday I will be hosting a VEEV house party and am happy to say I received my party pack this morning! 

Included in my pack: 
~ 2 Perfect Pour Pitchers
~ Cocktail napkins made from 100% recycled materials
~ Acai bracelets made from the seeds of the acai berry
~ Coupon for $25 off two bottles of VeeV
~Mail in rebates for $5 off bottle of VeeV for my guests
~ "Magic" decoders for a chance to win awesome prizes to share

I am actually excited to try this drink and share it with friends because after reading their website it is "good for you" because it is made with Acai, but the brand also does a lot of good! 

According to VeeV:
"VeeV donates $1 from every bottle sold towards Rainforest Preservation."

Go to their website for more info:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Target Shopping and SAVING! 6/16 Trip

Yesterday, I stopped at Target and walked out with a pretty good deal!

1- Kandoo Wipes $1.49
2- Shout Travel Size Packs $0.97/each
1- Liz Lange Maternity Shirt $4.24 on Sale
1- Suave Deodorant $0.99
1- Up & Up Ibuprofen $1.09
2- Nexcare Shrek Bandages 20ct $1.88/each on Sale

$1/1 Kandoo Product
(2) $1/1 Shout Product
$3/1 Liz Lange Maternity Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
$0.50/1 Up & Up Pain reliever Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
$0.75/1 Suave Deodorant
(2) $0.55/1 Nexcare Bandages
(2) $1/1 Nexcare Target Printable (no longer avaliable)

$0.05 OFF for using a reusable bag

OOP: $3.89
SAVED: $10.82!

Organic Blueberries at Whole Foods $1.99/Pint TODAY ONLY!


Just got back from Whole Foods where we purchased 4 pints of Organic Blueberries! YUM!

Baby girl is already enjoying the great deal :)

~Also, a quick freezing tip, when you are freezing blueberries you should lay them flat on a baking sheet and freeze them and once they are frozen transfer them to a ziploc freezer bag (or similar freezing bag)! Enjoy your blueberries!

Mott's for Tots Savings!

Mott's for Tots® is a healthy treat has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice, a delicious taste, and is available in 5 yummy flavors.
Become a Vocalpoint member to sign up to receive exclusive discounts 
AND 40,000 will get a sample!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FREE Burger at The Counter for Your Dad!

I received this e-mail from the counter today and I had to share! If you live near a location you need to take your daddy :) 

Fine Print: Offer valid for 1/3 lb burger. One per Dad with paying guest. Additional and Premium toppings are extra. Valid only 6/19/11. Avaliable at all The Counter locations except airports. Dine in only.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rite Aid Saving on Diapers! 6/15

I had planned to pick up a few more things while I was shopping at Rite Aid, but they were sold out of the other 3 things I had planned to get! GRRR 
All well, I am still very happy with my purchase that allowed me to take home diapers costing less than $0.05/each!!

1- Huggies Little Movers Size 3 31ct. $8.99

Coupons Used:
$3/1 Huggies Printable (no longer avaliable)
$3 UPR Used 

OOP: $1.38
SAVED: $11

CVS Shopping and Saving 6/15

It's my second time shopping at CVS within two days... don't worry I am not getting coupon crazy! CVS is right down the street and shopping gives me an added bonus of walking about two miles :) I also wanted to take advantage of the 6/15 only special on Pepsi or Diet Pepsi 12 packs for only $0.99 and get some free chocolate! (This is some pretty unhealthy stuff, but I won't be drinking any of the Pepsi and will be sharing the chocolate with my husband.)

1- 12 Pack Pepsi $3.34  +bottle deposit of $0.60
1- Hershey's Air Delights $1.19
1- Ritz Bits $1 

Coupons Used:
$2.35 OFF Pepsi from the Magic Coupon Machine at CVS (today only)
$1 ECB Used

OOP: $1.75
SAVED: $7.19

Monday, June 13, 2011

CVS Shopping and Saving 6/13

I always make sure and swipe my CVS card at the Red Coupon Machine, usually located near the front of the store, to see what comes out! This time a $2/1 Huggies Wipes coupon printed which I was able to use with a $0.50/1 coupon I had to score some wipes for $1!  I was also surprised that everything on my list was in the store... and really glad that the Schick Razor was still there because it was the last one.

1- Huggies Natural Care Wipes 72ct Tub  $3.49
3- Honest Tea Half and Half $1/each
2- Vitamin Water $1/each
1- Bayer Advanced 20ct $3.00
1- Motrin PM 20ct $4.00
1- Zyrtec 5ct $5.99
1- Schick Hydro 5 Razor $8.00

Coupons Used:
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes
$2/1 Huggies Wipes (form coupon machine)
$2/1 Bayer Coupon
$1/1 Motrin from paper (also a printable one)
$4/1 Schick Hydro 

Used $15.50 in ECB 

OOP: $4.72
SAVED: $37.72!

PLUS I got back:
$2 ECB for purchasing 5 participating beverages
$1 ECB for purchasing Bayer Advanced
$3 ECB for purchasing Motrin PM 
$4 ECB for purchasing Schick Hydro razor
$5.99 ECB for purchasing Zyrtec 
A total of $15.99 ECB!