Monday, September 29, 2008

CVS deals 9/28 thru 10/4

Covergirl Clean liquid makeup
buy one for $5.49, get $5.49 ECB back. Use one of the coupons from 9/28 newspaper. I used the buy any cover girl and get a free item. I got loose powder that cost $5.99. You get both items free after coupon and ECB. Or you could just use the $1.00 off any cover girl item and have $1 overage.

Dawn dish detergent
On sale for .99 cents. Use the .25 cents off coupon from 9/28 newspaper
final price= .75 cents

Fusion razor
You buy one for $9.99, get $5.00 ECB back. use the $4 off coupon from 9/28 newspaper
final price= .99 cents

ReNu Contact Solution
Buy one for $6.99, get $2 ECB. I used a $2/1 coupon I had. The CVS machine at the front of the store also printed me off a $2 off eye care coupon
My final price with ECB and coupons= .99 cents

Walmart Deal to look for!!!!

There was a $5.00 off one Febreeze noticeable starter kit. (air freshener) These are $5.97 at my Walmart. This would make the final price .97 cents. This is an awesome deal.

Walgreens deals for 9/28 thru 10/4

I am starting to like Walgreens more and more. These are the deals I thought were good.

Dove 2.34oz chocolate bars
These are normally $2.59 each at my store. Using the walgreens store coupon from the ad these are buy one at $2.39 and get one free. Then I used two $1.00 off coupons from the newspaper several weeks ago.
Final Price= .39 cents for two bars.

Buy 2 items get $1 register reward, buy 3 items, get $3 register reward, or buy 4 items get $5 register reward. There are a lot of febreeze coupons you can match to make this a good deal. I used the buy a candle , get an air effects free.

Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush
Buy one for $4.49, get $4.49 in Register rewards. use the $.75 cents off coupon from 9/28 newspaper to make this a better deal.
Final price= free + overage

Gillette Fusion Razor
Sale price is $8.99, get a $4 register reward. Use the $4 off coupon from the 9/28 newspaper.
Final price= .99 cents after coupon and register reward

L'Oreal cleanser
buy one at $6.99, get $6.99 back after Walgreens monthly rebate (you can redeem these online now)

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Buy one at $7.49, get $7.49 back after Walgeens monthly rebate. All you magazine has had several Rimmel coupons that would give you overage.
Final price= free + possible overage

Sunday, September 28, 2008

How do you stay organized?

As you can see from the top picture, I have a lot of problems keeping socks matched up. It seems to be even more difficult for my two boys socks. They look so much alike and are a similar size. I decided to try something new. I'm tired of wasting so much time and effort with the sock graveyard. I bought my five year old the black footie style socks. I bought my ten year old the white socks with gray and black bottoms. I plan to use only this style of socks for them (except for church). That should make it much easier to sort and spot socks. I don't want to hear another morning "Mom, I don't have any socks". If you have any other ideas please let me know.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Walgreens coupon

Walgreens has a $5 off 20 dollar coupon out that is good today 9/26 and tomorrow 9/27. This would be a good way to take advantage of the register rewards this week and the monthly rebate deals.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

All You - Walmart Event

Walmarts all across the country will be having a "Yes, You Can!" event. They will have free samples and tips and ideas. You can visit to find the date and location nearest you. I found about this from the Oct. issue of All You magazine. If you live in the north Jax area, our event will be on Sunday, Oct 26th at the Lem Turner store. The hours will be 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Kmart trip

I got all this at Kmart for less than $15.00. I had a great experience. The cashier knew exactly how to enter the coupons. I would definitely shop Kmart double coupons again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Walgreens 9/21 thru 9/27


Reach Ultra Clean toothbrush or floss(30 yards). On sale for 2/$5. Buy two and get $5.00 register reward. Use $1/1 toothbrush coupon
Final price= FREE and $2 overage if you use 2 coupons

Dimetapp or Robitussin
On sale 2/$10. Buy 2 and get a $5 register reward. Buy 3 and get $10 register reward. Use three $2/1 Internet coupon. This would be buy 3 for $15.00. Use 3 $2 coupons. Pay $9 OOP, but get a $10 register reward.

CVS deals 9/21 thru 9/27

Addias deodorant
buy one at $4.99, get $4 ECB back. (limit 1) Use $1/1 coupon from the 7/27 or 9/7 newspaper.
Final price= after coupon and ECB is FREE!!!!

Nivea for Men body wash
Buy one $4.99, get $4.99 ECB back (limit 1) Use $1/1 Nivea coupon from 7/20/08 newspaper
Final price= FREE with $1 overage after coupon and ECB

Crest Pro Health toothpaste (4.2oz)
Buy one at $2.99, get $2 ECB back (limit 2) Use $0.75 off coupon from 8/31 newspaper.
Final Price= $0.24 after coupons and ECB

Gatorade (32oz)
Buy five at 5/$5.00, get $3 ECB back. The add says limit one, but I got two deals of this before my limit was reached. Jim got two deals also. I think it should really read limit 2 (maybe it is a typo).
Final price= 5/$2.00 after ECB.

Kimberly Clark products
Buy $25.00, get $10 ECB. I got 1 mega pack of Viva paper towels and 3 mega packs of Cottonelle toliet tissue. This is a good deal for me. I won't have to buy any for a long time. Used four $0.50 cents off coupons.
Final price= $13 after coupons and ECB

Buy $15 of select Hershey/Mars/Brach/Nestle products, get $7.00 ECB (limit 1)
There are lots of candy coupons that may make this a better deal. Halloween/ Fall festivals are right around the corner, so this may come in handy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Kmart trip

My total before coupons was $148. After double coupons I paid $30.96. I saved $117 dollars. WOW, that is a lot of money. I have to say that the computers at my Kmart were not very user friendly. It took awhile for the cashier and the manager to correctly enter all my coupons. There seemed to be a lot of steps involved. They were so nice though that I can't really complain. I also picked up these cute bathing suits for my daughter. They were $2.99 each. They seemed to have a lot of summer clearance, but I didn't really look because the double couponing took so long.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Breaking Coupon News!!!!

I just found out today (thanks to Lenna) that the Kmarts in our area are doing "Super double manufacturer's coupons up to and including $2.00 value". The dates for this are 9/21/08 thru 9/27/08. I am so excited. Here are some of the rules 1) limit 1 coupon for each item purchased. 2) You may only purchase four of the same item using double coupons 3)Limit 75 coupons per person per day. 4) no Internet coupons.
Get out to your nearest Kmart this week and let me know how you did.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Triple Coupon Craze!!!!!!

The second picture is Jim's shopping order. He got $45.00 worth of stuff for the grand total of $8.33!!!!!!! Great deal. The first picture is all my stuff. I got $77.00 worth of stuff for $33.76. I was very happy with our trip. It took two hours (kid free). We ran into a few of our couponing friends there. Grand total for all the stuff in both picture = $42.09

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Target deals

My sources (aka Lori...LOL) report that target has the Electrasol dishwasher gel packs 20 to 25 count packages for $2.79. Use the $2.25/1 coupon from the 9/7 newspaper and get it for .54 cents. This is a great deal to stock up on.

Lori and Donna also report that the school supplies are 75% off. Now is a good time to stock up on backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

How to have an organized Christmas

I found the most awesome Christmas website. You can print a holiday planner to help you get prepared early. Click here to view it. I always want to get prepared early. I hope this year I can follow thru.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

CVS deals 9/14 - 9/20

Purex laundry detergent
On sale for $2.99, you get $1.00 ECB back. Use a $1.00/2 coupon from today's (9/14) newspaper or .50 cents off 1 from the 8/10/08 paper.
Final price= $1.49 after coupons and ECB

Revlon Age Defying Make-up (limit 1)
foundation, cheek color, powder,... You pay $9.99, you get $5.00 ECB back. Use the $2.00/ 1 coupon from todays paper (9/14).
Final price= after coupons and ECB is $2.99.

Sally Hansen Nail color (limit 1)
Buy 1 (prices start at $3.99), get $2.00 ECB back. Use $1.00 printable internet coupon.
Final price= after coupon and ECB is .99 cents.

St Ives skin care
Buy $10.00, get $5.00 ECB back. You can use the buy one get one coupon for Elements (st ives) products from the 8/10 smart source coupons. I'm not sure of the price but this should make a good deal.

Excederin Express gels 20 count (limit 1)
Buy one for $3.99, get $3.99 ECB back. Make this a moneymaker by using $2.00 printable coupon
Final price= free + $1.99 overage.

Aleve (limit 1)
BUY ONE AT $3.99, Get $3.00 ECB back. Use $1.00 printable here.
final price= free

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cut all your coupons and get ready. Harris Teeter is tripling!!!

Harris Teeter will be tripling coupons 9/18- 9/20. Thanks for this info. from Fun Being Frugal. From what I understand about Harris Teeter's coupon policy:

-will double/triple coupons valued up to $.99.
-only 20 coupons per day per household will double/triple
-only three like coupons will double/triple, any more like coupons after that will only be redeemed at face value.
- I have also heard that they won't double/triple Internet coupons, but mine have always doubled or tripled.

I know this is a 30 minute trip to Amelia Island, but it is definitely worth it during triple coupons. The last time they had triple coupons, Lori and I rode together to go shopping. Find someone to carpool with and save even more.

Friday, September 12, 2008

$10 off Walgreens coupon

Walgreens has a $10 off $40 purchase coupon.This coupon is good Friday 9/12 and Saturday 9/13. Click here to get the coupon (thanks to Sisterly Savings). This is a good time to get your monthly rebate items or take advantage of the great register receipt deals this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get out and support a great new movie

I heard about a great new movie from the producers of "Facing the Giants". The new movie is called "Fireproof" and stars Kirk Cameron. The trailer looks awesome. Click here to view it. Some of the music featured in the film is from Casting Crowns, Third Day, & Leeland. This movie opens 9/26.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Deal to watch for at CVS

The Centsible Sawyer alerted us to possible deals on Huggies Swimmers at CVS. Click here to view this deal. I have also seen summer items on clearence for 75% off including toys, baskets, and coolers.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/7 - 9/13

Robitussin or Dimetapp
Buy 4 oz Robitussin or Dimetapp for 3.99. Buy 2, Get $5.00 register rewards. Buy 3, Get $10.00 register rewards. make this an awesome deal by clicking here to get a $3.00/1 coupon for Robitussin. Use 3 coupons and you will pay $2.97 for 3 bottles and get a $10.00 register reward.

Chex Mix
Buy one bag on sale for $1.00. Click here for a $1.00/1 coupon making the bag free

Scrubbing Bubbles (and other household cleaners) $2.49 each
Scrubbing bubbles 16 oz or 28 pack wipes, Shout 14 0r 22 oz 0r 12 pack wipes, fantastik 26 or 32oz, Windex 26oz or 28 pack wipes. Buy 2, get $2.00 register reward, buy 4, get $5.00 register reward, Buy 7, get $10.00 register reward.
I used four $1.00/1 coupons. I bought four (10.00) minus $4.00 coupons = $6.00. Then I got a $5.00 register reward back.

Crest Pro-health mouthwash
Buy one for $4.49, get $4.49 back in register rewards. I also used a $.75/1 coupon from the newspaper 8/31.

Teacher Appreciation Mondays at Starbucks

Kick off the school year at Starbucks. Stop by each Monday now through Sept 29 and receive a tall cup of Pike Place roast for free. Just present a valid K-12 teaching credentials.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CVS deals 9/7 - 9/13

Revlon Nail Enamel
You pay 3.99 and you get $3.00 ECB back. Use a $2.00 revlon coupon from the 8/24 newspaper. (limit 3) Remember this is a Sunday & Monday deal!
Final cost= free + $1.01 in overage

Aussie or Herbal Essences hair care
Purchase shampoo, conditioner, or styler. You pay $2.49 and you get back $1.00 ECB. Buy 2 and use the $2.00/2 coupon from today's paper.(limit 2)Remember this is a Sunday & Monday deal!
Final price= $1.00 for 2 after ECB and coupon

Chex mix
on sale for $1.00. Use the internet coupon for $1.00 off one.
Final price= free

L'Oreal towelettes
Buy one pack for $5.99 and get $5.99 EBC back.(limit 1)
Final price= free after ECB

Right Guard Sport, Xtreme Soft & Dri, or Dry idea
You pay $2.99 and you get $2.00 ECB back. Use a $1.00/1 coupon from the newspaper or All You mag. or $.75 cents off one from the newspaper.(limit 5)
Final price= free after coupon and ECB

We went to an awesome live event!!!!

This is my T-shirt from the Dave Ramsey live event that Jim and I went to in Tampa this weekend. I thought it was a funny shirt. If you ever get the chance to see Dave Ramsey you really should. He is a great speaker. I am ready to become "gazelle intense" at saving money.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Planning ahead for Christmas this year

All the blogs I have been reading have reminded me that Christmas is not too far away.I have recently started trying to follow a stricter budget than last year. I love Christmas and everything that goes along with the season, so I am thinking ahead this year. I found a few good deals at CVS this week. My CVS has all summer items 50% off. I thought the lined baskets would be great for making themed baskets for family and friends. I also got this Hannah Montana toy for my 5 year old daughter. I will stock up on stocking stuffers now.
I am making a list just like Jennifer at Get ready for Christmas suggested. I got my $25.00 Home Depot gift card (for buying items at Publix) in the mail last week. This may make a good gift for dad or any man in your life. Those $5.00 gift cards from Target's deal this week would make a good addition to a gift basket for a teacher or friend. Do you collect coke rewards? You could use reward points to get gift cards or other gifts. You can use 285 points to make a 8x11 photo book at snapfish. This would make a good gift for any grandparent. Let me know your ideas for saving money this Christmas.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Using a Coupon Devotion

Hey Guys... I have been subscribing for a while to the A/G Women's Ministry's  devotional email... This is what today's was.. thought that you might would enjoy... Hey Kelly... I went to the Walmart of New Smryna Beach while at my Dad's and got all of my Kraft product freebies with my all you magazine coupons..

Using A Coupon

Using coupons is an amazing challenge for me. Clipping the coupon and adding it to my collection is like retrieving a prize. I love to gather those colorful little money savers for groceries, makeup, dog food or restaurants. I have a bright blue coupon keeper with little tabs so I can sort my coupons into categories. Sure, I often go through my collection and have to weed out unused expired coupons, but that never stops me from clipping more.

Sunday afternoon is my favorite time to settle in with the Sunday paper and my scissors. I snip away and quickly place my coupons in the coupon keeper. Then I place all of the restaurant coupons in my cars little compartment Im sure was designed for that very purpose. When I place the current weeks sale ads and diner coupons in the car, I pull out the previous weeks plethora of paper and pitch it. 

Many of my friends just do not understand my love of coupons. They chuckle and roll their eyes when one of them gets ready to purchase something and I say, Just a minute! I have a coupon for that! They also shake their heads when the wad of sale ads from Sundays paper slides out from beneath the passengers seat and splashes across the floor. However, not one friend has ever turned down a coupon when I hand it to the clerk at the cash register for her purchase. No one has ever complained when I pull out an eatery ad that lets us buy one lunch and get the second lunch free. 

I have learned a few tips to control my coupon addiction. I have used coupons greatly over the years for personal benefit, but I have also used coupons to bless others. When I am getting ready to fly out of town, I hand my pile of restaurant coupons and shopping ads to my neighbor to use. I learned to do that after I returned from a trip and discovered some really good coupons had expired while I was gone! I also pass coupons for baby items to new mothers; kids toys to young moms; and guys stuff to my friends who have husbands who would appreciate those things. 

Finally, I have learned what coupons not to collect. If I know I will be traveling soon, I dont clip coupons for groceries that would spoil while I am away. I make myself put the scissors down when I see coupons for candy bars, ice cream and my favorite chips while I am trying to take off a few pounds. When it is late on Sunday night and the newspaper is still rolled up in the plastic delivery bag, I have learned it is OK to go to bedand deal with the coupon clipping on Monday!  

Pam and Kathys 7 Tips for Getting Help from Coupons

Obtain an envelope, pouch or box to organize your coupons.

Find friends who can use the extra coupons you do not need. 

Be sure to check the fine print on coupons to determine limitations and expiration dates.

Use coupons to help you save money on what you plan to buy, not to dictate your purchases.

Sort coupons into categories or areas of the store (meat, produce, etc.) to make shopping easier.

Take advantage of stores that double your coupons or offer discounts in addition to your coupon.

Consider restaurant coupons as encouragement to take a friend to lunch without hurting your budget.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Great deal at Target this week

Target has 8 count rice krispie treats, 10oz cheez-it, 11.5-oz. Keebler fudge shoppe cookies, or 12-ct. Pop-tarts buy 4 for $9.00. You also get a $5.00 Target gift card for each four that you buy. There are $1.00/2 coupons for these items. There are also Target store coupons for $.50 cents off each box of pop-tarts you buy. Combine this with the Kellogg's mail in rebate and this is a great deal.
I bought 6 boxes poptarts= $13.50
2 boxes rice krispie treats= $4.50
4 boxes cookies= $9.00
Total before coupons $27.00
Minus coupons - 3 $1.00/2 pop-tart manuf. coupons
6 $.50/1 pop-tart store coupons (found at a full cup)
1 $1.00/2 rice kris. man. coupon
2 $1.00/2 keebler cookie man. coupons
Total after coupons $18.00
I received (3) $5.00 gift cards at the register for purchasing 12.
Total minus gift cards= $3.00
I will mail in the rebate and get another $10.00 back
Final Price= I will make a profit of $7.00!!!!!!!!!

* A few things to remember about the mail in rebate
1) you must purchase 10 items and they must be on the same reciept
2)you must send in proof of purchases