Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Shopping with a 2 week old and 2 year old

Pretty excited about my shopping trip this morning... I had my 2 week old and 2 year old along and thankfully the baby slept the whole time and the 2 year old only had to sit in time out for 20 seconds when we got home :) 

This is what I walked out of Old Navy, Babies R Us, and Office Max with and only paid $25.39 (before taxes)! Plus I will be getting back $16.98 in Office Max Rewards. If I would have paid for everything full price it would have come to $64.84!
Not bad for a new mom of 2 and having my husband away on business.

Coppertone AA Alkaline Batteries $16.99
2 Crayons 24ct FREE 
2 Basic Sharpener FREE

OOP: $18.05

Transaction #1:
74ct Nursing Pads $8.99
OOP: $4.24

3oz Babyganics Lotion $3.99
Ruffle Tankini (for next year) on sale for $4.96
Used $5 OFF Coupon (printed from second computer and cashier said it was fine to use both as long as they have different bar codes)
OOP: $4.06

Tank Top on sale for $2.49
Graphic Top on sale for $2.97
Used $5 OFF from SnapAppy App on my iPhone
OOP: $0.46

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Target Trip 7/9/12

I haven't shopped at Target in a LONG time, let alone used coupons. I am pretty pleased at my first couponing trip back to Target. It was weird buying a skirt and shirt while I am 9 months pregnant, but I know my sizes and am praying in about 3 months or less I will fit. Also a little excited about finding the plastic lunch set since we are trying to save money by having my husband pack a lunch (today he brought "fried" chicken, potato salad, veggies, and a leftover cupcake from my daughter's party). 

1- Merona top $6
1- Xhileration skirt $6.48 on clearance
1- Twizzlers $1.36 on clearance (remember I'm 9 months pregnant)
3- Pretzel Crisps $2.99/each (only size they had, but I LOVE them and was excited about the coupon)
1- Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar $1.18
1- Heinz Vinegar $1.16
2- Green Enchilada Sauce $1.04/each (the only place we can find green sauce)
1- Plastic Lunch Set $2.09
2- Up&UP Peroxide $0.62/each

$3/1 Merona clothing item
$3/1 Xhileration clothing item
(3) $1/1 Pretzel Crisps 
(2) $/1 Heinz Vinegar
(2) $0.75/1 Up&UP First Aid Item (adjusted down to $0.62/1)

$0.15 OFF for bringing in 3 reusable bags

OOP: $18.17
SAVED: $17.02

*My favorite thing is when the cashier says, "Wow! Good job." haha

Friday, June 8, 2012

Stop & Shop Saving More than Spending!

I LOVE when I can save in a transaction more than I spend. I just did a quick trip to Stop & Shop and will probably go again now that these deals are a reality!

This pregnant lady is really happy to get this yummy ice cream.

1-Breyers Blast Snickers $3 
1- Breyers Blast Resse's $3
1- Magnum Mini $3
1- Magnum Double Caramel $3
1- Kellog's Crunchy Nut $2.50
1- Kellog's Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond $3.29
1- ZBar Oatmeal Cookie Bars 6ct   $2.99
1- Pampers Thick Sensitive $1.99
1- Pampers Sensitive Touch $1.99
1- Ocean Spray Craisins $2.99

Coupons Used:
2- $0.50/1 Breyers Blast
1- $1.50/2 Magnum Ice Cream
1- $0.70/1 Crunchy Nut
1- $0.70/1 Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond 
2- $0.75/1 Pampers Wipes
FREE Ocean Spray Craisins from Facebook Promo a little while back

(Head on over to Living Rich With Coupons for links to printable coupons)

OOP: $11.52
SAVED: $25.20

PLUS I got a $2 Catalina for purchasing Magnum Ice Cream Bars!

Monday, May 7, 2012

CVS Diaper Stock Up

I love when I can get diapers for cheap and continue to build my mini stockpile of diapers for baby #2! CVS had a pretty good deal this week that I didn't want to miss out on especially since I recently found the Reinventing Beauty magazine hidden under a display. 

1- Huggies Slip-On Diapers 26ct $10
1- Huggies Little Snugglers 40 ct $10
1- Huggies Natural Care Wipes Refill 184ct Pack $6
1- Reinventing Beauty Magazine $0.99 (worth it just for the Huggies coupon)
1- M&Ms Mint Candy $0.75

Coupons Used:
$3/1 Huggies from Reinventing Beauty Magazine (I purchased 2 weeks ago)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers (sent to me in the mail)
$0.75/1 Huggies Wipes (sent to me in the mail)

$12.99 ECB Used

OOP: $9.01
SAVED: $25.25

PLUS I received $10 for purchasing over $25 in Huggies products AND $0.75 ECB for purchasing select Mars chocolate singles. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

MAM's Smile Care Party

Thanks to Child's Play Party I was recently given the oppurtunity to host a MAM Party with some awesome giveaways for my guests! 

I was given this packet of info for myself and my guests as well as a fun little game to play:

I was able to give out this awesome goody bag with an estimated value of $20 worth of MAM produts:
-MAM Baby Oral Care Rabbit
-MAM Baby Massaging Brush
-MAM Baby Learn to Brush Set
-$1/1 MAM Product Coupon
-Three fact-filled brochures provided by MAM

I had some yummy snacks for my MAM partiers which included popcorn (a gluten free snack I made last minute for some gluten free eaters) and strawberry banana bread. I ate my fair share :)

One of the attendees opening his bag and deciding the toys in the toy box were more interesting than the toothbrushes haha. His little sister will enjoy the products a little more I believe...

Overall it was a fun time and I am thankful to Child's Play Party for the oppurtunity to host! 
To find out more about MAM go to their website MAM Baby or their facebook page MAM USA

*I hosted with no monetary compensation, but was given a hostess present which my little one has been using. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Diapers... something my little girl needs until she is fully potty trained so I am always looking for a good deal and only have a limited number of stores to look at thanks to no current car. 

Glad with my CVS trip since I only paid $5.97 Out Of Pocket! Also, I thought buying the depends were kinda silly (but a nice donation item), but realized they might actually be helpful after Baby #2 Makes her appearance in August. 

Thanks to a nice raincheck I also got 4 FREE cans of tuna.

1- Huggies Little Movers 72ct $19.99 
1- Depends 3ct $3.99
4- Bumblebee Tuna $.50/each 

Coupons Used:
$4 Off $20 Purchase (printed from red coupon machine)
$1.50/1 Depends (printed from red coupon machine)
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers
(2) $1/2 Bumblee Tuna from Recyclebank

$1.51 Left on my CVS gift card
$5 eGift Card from Viggle

OOP: $5.97
SAVED: $31.43

PLUS I got back $1 ECB for purchasing the Huggies Diapers and $2 ECB for purchasing Depends. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

CVS For Almost Free

I am not always a fan of going to CVS multiple times in a week, but when I can get things for FREE or almost free it's worth an extra trip and a little exercise. 

I did two transactions since I wasn't sure how the Depends coupons would work and I wanted to avoid confusion at the register. Also, annoying when things are out like the tuna I wanted to get for free (got a raincheck instead) so I made some last minute decisions and am still happy with my purchases.

Transaction #1:

1- Depends Silhouette 3pack $3.99 (normally $4.49)
1- M&Ms Peanut Butter $0.79 (normally $1.19)

Coupons Used:
$2/1 Depends CVS Coupon
$2/1 Depends coupon from

OOP: $0.78 (went ahead and bought myself some candy since CVS doesn't give cash back)
Saved: $4.90

Plus I received $2 ECB for purchasing the Depends.

Transaction #2:

1- Depends Silhouette 3pk $3.99 (normally $4.49)
3- Special K Cereal $2.50/each (normally $4.29/each)
1- Disney Princess Kite $3.99

Coupons Used:
$2 ECB from transaction #1
$5.62 from CVS Gift Card I received a few weeks ago

OOP: $0
SAVED: $21.49

Plus I received $4 ECB for purchasing 3 Special K cereals in a single transaction!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CVS Paper Stock Up Trip 3/20

This was not my best trip as far as money spent per paper towel or toilet paper roll, but since we currently don't have a car and I am finally using up the last of my paper towels and toilet paper that I brought with me from LA I think I did pretty well overall!

Transaction #1:
1- Carefree pantyliners 20ct $1 (regular price $1.67)
1- Scott Mega-A-Size Paper Towels 8ct $7.49 (regular price $9.99)
2- Lumene Vitamin C Day Creame .5oz $3.99
1- Lumene Firming Night Cream .5oz $3.99
1- Lumene Deep Cleanser Mask 3.4oz $9.99

Coupons Used: 
$4off $20 Purchase (came out of the red coupon machine in the store)
$5 off $20 Purchase of Lumene Products (printed last week at red coupon machine)
$0.55/1 Scott Paper Towels
$1/1 Carefree Product
$16.99 ECB Used from last week's purchases

OOP: $3.15
SAVED: $30.71

Plus I received $10 ECB for purchasing $20 or more in Lumene products that I used in transaction #2.

Transaction #2:
6- Charmin Ultrasoft 4double rolls $2.99 (regularly priced $3.79)
1- PAAS Medium egg dye kit $1.99
1- Mr. Potato Head $9.99 (which my daughter has been playing with for the last 30 minutes)

Coupons Used:
$1/2 Charmin Paper Towels
$1/1 Charmin Paper Towel
$10ECB Used from Transaction #1

OOP: $19.04
SAVED: $16.80

Plus I got the $10 CVS gift card for buying everything from Transaction #2.

TOTAL Spent today: $22.19

Also, I will be getting $5 ECB for purchasing over $50 in Beauty so I'm looking forward to that printing off!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Saving Money with YouTube

With this second pregnancy I have a strong desire to stay in shape due to the fact that with pregnancy #1 we lived on the third floor and had no elevator and walked everywhere in the awesome LA weather. Now, with no elevator and not walking or even going outside much now that we live in Boston, I did a quick search to find some good workout videos I can do right in my living room.

The ones I have liked the best are a series of 10 minutes prenatal pilates that can be done individually or all together for a longer more rigorous workout.

Link for the first video:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

CVS Baby Stock Up

Pampers are the most expensive diapers most of the time so if I can get some for cheap and start stocking up my supply for the new baby than I am a happy momma!

I took advantage of the Buy $30 of select baby products and get $10 ECB...

1- Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 40ct $9.50 (regularly priced $11.79)
2- Pampers Cruisers Size 3 31ct $9.50/each (regularly priced $11.79/each)
1- Pampers Sensitive Touch Wipes 64ct Tub $3 (regularly priced $3.79)
1- Zyrtec 5ct $5.99 (regularly priced $6.99)

Coupons Used: 
3- $1.50/1 Pampers 
1- $0.75/1 60ct or higher Pampers Wipes
1- $2 off any Zyrtec

$2.99 ECB Used

OOP: $27.35
SAVED: $18.90

PLUS I got:
$10 ECB for purchasing $30 in select Baby products
$5.99 ECB for purchasing Zyrtec

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to Shop for a new baby

I am really excited that we will be having another little girl in August, but understand that with that comes more diapers! If my current princess is not potty trained by August we will have two in diapers which could add up in a hurry. 

One way I plan on saving money is by spending a little each month on diapers when I see good sales. This week I purchased some CVS brand diapers (see below), which aren't my first choice, but do work pretty well for store brand diapers. 

I purchased:
1- CVS Supreme 42 ct Size 2 Diapers $6.99 (originally $8.79)
1- Jelly Bean $0.99 (originally $1.19)

$1/1 CVS Supreme Diapers that came out of the Red coupon machine

Used $3.33 I had left on my CVS gift card. 
OOP: $3.65

PLUS I received:
$2 in ECB for purchasing CVS Jumbo Pack Diapers
$0.99 ECB for purchasing Jelly Beans

Monday, February 13, 2012

Couponing in Boston... Finally!

1- Huggies Slip-On 66ct $19.99
2- Huggies Natural Care 184ct Wipes $5.99/each
2- Tiny Sweetheart $0.50/each
1- Reeses Pieces $1
1- Mounds Bar $1
1- SweetTarts $1.19
1- Payday Bar $1
1- Skor Bar $1
1- Mr. GoodBar $1
1- Chunky $1
1- Extreme Sours $1.19
1-Russel Stover Heart $0.87

Coupons Used:
20% OFF Coupon $0.17 OFF (kinda silly, but it was already printed haha)
$1/2 Huggies Wipes 
$2/1 Huggies Diapers
$1.50/1 Huggies Slip On Diapers CVS Coupon

$10 ECB Received from Doing a Survey
$2.50 ECB From Quarterly Rewards
$6 ECB from purchasing Zarbees last week
$2 ECB for purchasing Candy last week
$1 ECB for using Green Bag Tag

Total: $16.28
SAVED: $35.45

PLUS I received a $10 CVS Gift Card for purchasing the Huggies products! 

Not bad for my first big trip after not couponing in a LONG time.

Wondering why I purchased so many candy bars?? I can't say just yet, but tomorrow my husband will find out :)