Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Albertsons Shopping and Saving 8/24

All this for less than $6! Yup, I am a happy shopper and really love how my little girl can charm the customers behind us when we take a long time at the checkout (sometimes I feel a little sorry for people who get in line behind me).

1- Tostitos Chips $3.49
2- Kens Dressing $1/each
1- Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillet $1.67
2- Dannon Oikos Yogurt $1/each
1- Athenos Yogurt $1
1- Trop 50 $3.99
2- Foster Farms Ground Turkey $3.50/each
1- Fresh Express Salad Kit $3.00

Coupons Used: 
FREE Tostitos Chips
(2) $1/1 Kens Dressing
$1/1 Velveeta Cheesy Skilet 
$1/2 Dannon Oikos
FREE Trop 50
FREE Fresh Express Salad Kit

PLUS I used $5 Catalina that I received a few weeks back from the General Mills promotion.

OOP: $4.77
SAVED: $33.62

I also received a $1 catalina to use on a future meat purchase from my Velveeta purchase. 

Albertsons Chicken Drumsticks 3.72lbs $3.68

I used the  $1 catalina from transaction #1.

OOP: $0.93!!
SAVED: $3.87

(the coupon didn't scan correctly so the cashier had to manually enter the numbers and it took off more than the $1!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Target Shopping and Saving...

Woohoo for a never ending supply of Revlon Beauty Tools :) And I was able to use my $3/1 Mossimio Target Mobile coupon today before it expires!

1- Mossimo White Shirt $4.98 (down from $9.99)
1- xhiliration shirt $4.24 (down from $16.99)
1- Liz Lange Jeans $6.98 (down from $27.99)
2- Annie's Mac & Cheese $1/each on sale
2- Reach Floss $0.89/each
3 pack of Kleenex $0.99
4- Happy Morning Baby Squeeze breakfast $1.79/each
2- Plum Organics $1.19/each
1- Revlon Nail Buffer $1.89 (down from $2.99)
1- Revlon Tweezers $2.24

Coupons Used:
$3/1 Mossimo Apparel Item Target printable (no longer avaliable)
$3/1 xhiliration item Target printable (no longer avaliable)
$5/1 Women's Jeans Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
(2) $0.50/1 Annie's Mac & Cheese
(2) $1/1 Reach Floss
$0.40/3 Kleenex
$1/4 Happy Morning Target Printable
$1/4 Happy Morning
$0.50/2 Plum Organics
(2) $0.25/1 Plum Organics Target Printable
$5/2 Revlon Beauty Tools

OOP: $12.33
SAVED: $63.45!!

JC Penny Shopping Trip

I LOVE opening my mail and getting the $10 OFF $10 purchase from JC Penny. Normally, I try and not spend any more than $10 to get free stuff, but I really wanted a griddle because I am trying to make breakfast on the weekends and a nice griddle would help! 

1- 11inch Square Griddle from ecolution $44.99 

-$25 from sale discount
-$10 from the JC Penny $10 OFF $10 purchase

OOP: $10.86
SAVED: $35

WOW! I am pretty sure I would NEVER pay $45 for a griddle, but thanks to an awesome sale and a coupon I don't have to.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

CVS Shopping and Earning FREE Gas!

I was excited to get some more cheap diapers for my daughter, but when I got to CVS they didn't have the new pull-up kind that I had coupons for, so I asked the manager if I could use the coupons towards the regular Little Movers and he said I could use 1 $2/1 CVS coupon and 1 $3/1 coupon (not sure why he said this, but I wasn't going to complain). 

2- Huggies Little Movers Size 3 31ct. $8.99/each
1- Scott Mega Pack Paper Towels $5
2- Nature Made Vitamin D $4.89 B1G1 Free
2- Kleenex Facial Tissue 2/$3
(the above items were for the $30 get $10 gas card)
1- Caramello $1.19
1- Los Angeles Times $1.50
1- CVS Band Aid 20ct $3.69
1- CVS Fresh Body Wash $2.27
1- Life Savers 85ct $4.19

Coupons Used:
$3/1 Huggies (in today's paper)
$2/1 Huggies From CVS printable (no longer avaliable)
$1/1 Scott paper towels (from August All You Magazine)
(2) $1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D printable 
$2/1 Nature Made from CVS machine (printed last week)
FREE Caramello from CVS coupon machine
FREE CVS band aids from CVS coupon machine
FREE CVS body wash from facebook (no longer avaliable)
$3.49/1 Life Savers (no longer avaliable)
$3 ECB that was e-mailed to me
$1 ECB used
$10 gift card that I purchased for $5

OOP: $10.22
SAVED: $42.33

*PLUS I received a $10 Shell gas card AND $1 ECB for using my Green Bag Tag 4 times!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to Save Money With Amazon...

        Want free shipping AND Prime instant streaming videos? For only $79/year (about $6.58/month) you can get some awesome benefits that include: FREE two-day shipping on qualifying products, using 1-click as a prime member (set up a default address, payment method, and shipping speed), and of course the amazing Prime instant videos. With the cost of gas rising, why not sit at home and have things delivered to your door while you are watching Sesame Street courtesy of Amazon Prime Instant Videos? This cost is even better than what Netflix is going to be charging starting next month and with the added bonus of FREE shipping... Netflix who? Instant video is not avaliable to Amazon Student, Amazon Mom, or as a guest of another membership, but it does include "unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 moveies and TV shows."

To sign up for a FREE month trial of Amazon Prime simply head to the Amazon Prime page

      Are you a mom? If the answer is no, then have no fear, because you don't need to be a mom to sign up for this great oppurtunity. To sign up for Amazon Mom simply head to  and fill out the required information. There is no minumum purchase requirement to become a member (which I LOVE) and by joining you will automatically receive Amazon Prime which is FREE two-day shipping! Some other info to be aware of: you get three months just for signing up and you can gain an additional 9 months of benefits by spending $25 on qualifying products from the Amazon baby store within a single order. Diapers and wipes are something that have to be bought with a new child so why not save 30% with Amazon Subscribe & Save combined!?!? 
     I was so thankful to hear about this program soon after I had my daughter and really enjoyed getting diapers delivered to my door 2 days after ordering them. I have built a nice deliverer-receiver relationship with my UPS man and we love to swap stories about our kids that happen to be only 2 months apart. 

Textbook Student
     I have not tried Amazon student, because I happily used Amazon Mom, but if you are a student this is a great oppurtunity! If you joing Amazon Student, you will get FREE two-day shipping for six months (more than Amazon Mom) with Amazon Prime shipping benefits.  It also looks like Amazon is jumping on the wagon of offering up cheaper textbooks, which is great with the ridiculous price hikes that keep happening at schools all over. I am so thankful that I already graduated, but if you are looking to save some money on textbooks, simply head over to Amazon's Textbook store and save up to 90% on used textbooks, up to 30% on new textbooks, and get up to 70% back when you sell them through Amazon's Book Trade-In Program

     Next to Amazon Mom, this is my favorite feature that Amazon offers. Eating healthy and nutritious food is very important to my family, but not always the easiest on the bank account. I love finding things cheaper through Amazon that can be delivered right to my door! When you see an item that qualifies for subscribe & save simply it will show the product's price and then the new price with an additional 15% discount will show under the original price in a blue box. Recently, I purchased Annie's Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies (a healthier version of goldfish crackers) and here is an example of the pricing:

It shows that this product is on sale for $24.33 and with an additional 15% OFF the price goes down to $20.68, which makes it $0.57/pack! 
     Just a little hint, you can sign up for subscribe & save and then cancel at any time! I LOVE this, because some things I only want to buy once so I subscribe and then cancel the next day. 

  • Amazon routinely changes their sales and special offers page so it's helpful to check back regularly to get the highest savings! 

Other ways to save through Amazon...


Albertsons is definitely not my favorite store, but if they have awesome sales like this then it might become a contender!

4- Progresso Soups $1/each
2- Tostino's Pizza Rolls $1/each
2- Cheerios $1.99/each
2- Multi-Grain Cherrios $1.99/each

Coupons Used: 
$0.40/2 Tostino's Puzza Rolls
(2) $1/2 General Mills Cereal
$1/4 Progresso Soup
Used (2) Albertsons Coupon Doublers from last week's mailer to get an additional $2 off.

OOP: $8.56
SAVED: $23.34

PLUS- I got back a $5 catalina to use on my next shopping trip for purchasing 10 General Mills products!! 

Target Shopping and Saving...

I was happy when I received a catalina for a $10 Target Gift Card with a transferred or new prescription at a Target Pharmacy! I gladly switched my birth control and was able to score all this for only $5.18!

1- Mossimo White Top $3.74 (regularly priced at $14.99)
1- Green Xhilaration Dress $6.24 (regularly priced at $24.99)
1- Liz Lange Maternity Crop Jeans $6.98 (regularly priced at $27.99)
3- Annie's Mac and Cheese $1/each (regularly priced at $3.18)
1- YoBaby Organic Yogurt 4 pack $2.49
1- YoToddler Organic Yogurt 4 pack $2.29
2- Reach Floss $0.89/each
1- Revlon Nail Buffer $1.89 (regularly priced at $2.99)
1- Revlon Nail Clippers $2.29
2- Papermate Pen Pack $0.50/each (regularly priced at $1.19)

Coupons Used: 
(2) $1/1 Papermate product Target Printable (adjusted down to $0.50)
$3/1 Mossimo apparel item Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
$5/1 Women's Denim Bottom Target Printable (no longer avaliable)
$1/2 Annie's Products
$0.50/1 Annie's Product
$1/1 YoBaby Organic 4pack 
$1/1 YoToddler Organic 4 pack
$0.50/2 YoBaby and/or YoToddler 4packs Target coupon (catalina that printed last time)
(2) $1/1 Reach Floss
$5/2 Revlon Beauty Products 

Plus I used the $10 Target Gift Card I received from transferring my prescription.

OOP: $5.18!!
SAVED: $73.31 AND if you count my gift card the savings add up to $83.31!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

CVS Diaper Savings!

I am so thankful I have never paid full price for diapers! Babies are expensive, but not so much when you coupon :)

1- Honest Tea Organic Half & Half $1.00
2- Aussie Sprunch Spray 2/$4.97
1- Huggies Wipes 216ct $6
1- Huggies Little Movers Size 3 80ct $20.00

Coupons Used:
$5/$25 CVS Purchase 
$3/1 Huggies Diapers
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes
$1/1 Aussie Product
FREE Aussies Product
$9.98 ECB Used

Plus I had a $3.47 Gift Card from a return that I used.

OOP: $7.88
SAVED: $34.74

PLUS I received $1 ECB for purchasing 2 Aussie Products and $5 ECB for purchasing $25 of select Huggies products! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Target Shopping and Saving 8/4

Apparently, at Target there is a never-ending supply of Revlon Tools that need to be given out! I keep using coupons to get FREE Revlon Beauty Tools and catalinas keep printing out to give me more FREE ones!

1- Trumpette Pink Baby Tights $2 (marked down from $8)
1- Baby Doll with baby monitor and bassinet $6.98 (marked down from $27.99)
1- Happy Munchies $2.99
2- Ortega Taco Shells $1.50/each
1- Yo Baby Organic Yogurt $2.49
1- Yo Toddler Organic Yogurt $2.29
4- Uncle Ben's Ready Rice $2.84/each (cheaper than grocery store's prices even with a sale!)
2- Revlon Nail Files $1.27/each

Coupons Used: 
(2) $1/1 Ortega Taco Shells
(2) $1/1 Yo Baby/Toddler Yogurt 
(2) $2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool (took of $1.27/each)

OOP: $20.91
SAVED: $35.52!!

PLUS I received another catalina for $5 OFF 2 Revlon Beauty Tools AND a $0.50/2 4-packs of YoBaby or YoToddler Organic Yogurt!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ralphs Spending and Saving 8/3

2- Ragu Cheesy Classic Alfredo $2/each
1- Ronzoni Garden Delight $1.99
1- Crest $1
1- Orange Tic Tacs (not pictured because I ate them... they taste like candy!)

Coupons Used:
$0.50/1 Crest doubled to $1 OFF
$0.75/1 Tic Tac doubled to $1 OFF
$1/2 Ragu Pasta Sauce
$1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight

OOP: $4.03
SAVED: $10.06

PLUS I received a catalina for one FREE POISE product (value not to exceed $6)... if I use the catalina then it's like I made money on this trip!