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