Sunday, August 29

No, I Don't Have a Baby...They're For My Sister

I mean my future niece/nephew (my sister doesn't wear pampers). My Rite Aid run today produced the following money making transactions:

Transaction One (my SCR acct)
1 Pampers 8.99
1 Bordreaux's Butt paste $3.99
1 Bufferin $6.99
1 Pantene Beautiful Lengths $4.00
1 Nivea for Men body wash $3.00

•1, $5.00 off $25.00
•1, $3.00 off Bufferin
•1, $2.00 off Bourdreaux
•1, $3.00 off Bourdreaux Ad Perks
•1, $1.00 off Nivea bodywash
•1, $2.00 off Pantene (8/29 P&G)
•1, $3.00 off pampers from home mailer
•2, $3.00 Up rewards from last week (yesterday)

$1.11 OOP ($0.14 was tax)

Received/Will Receive:
$4.00 in Up Rewards (1,$2.00 pantene & 1, $2.00 pampers)
$6.00 SCR from the bufferin

Transaction Two (mom's SCR account)
1 Pampers $8.99
1 Wipes $3.49 (rang up $2.79 with 20% discount)
1 Gain $0.89
1 Lint roller $1.00 (rang up $0.80 with 20% discount)
1 Nivea Lip $2.99 (rang up $2.39 with 20% discount)
1 Bufferin $6.99
1 Trident gum $1.29 (rang up $1.03 with discount)
1 Kit kat $1.59 (rang up $1.25 with discount)
1 Everlast energy shots $5.99 (rang up $4.79 with discount)

•1, $5.00 off $25.00
•1, $3.00 off pampers
•1, $2.00 off pampers from RA mom's rebate book
•1, $3.49 Buy pampers get free wipes (cashier entered pre-discount price)
•1, $1.00 Nivea Lip (sept all you)
•1, $3.00 Bufferin
•1, $10.00 Everlast supplement printable good through 12/31/10
•1, $1.00 gain (8/29 p&g)


Received/Will Receive:
$3.00 in Up Rewards (1,$1.00 nivea & 1, $2.00 pampers)
$6.00 SCR from the bufferin, $1.99 Nivea

Transaction Three (my SCR account)
4 Schick Hydro Razors (rain check $5.99 each)
1 Shick Hydro shave gel $3.49
1 Poster board lights $3.59

•1, $5.00 off $25.00
•4, $5.00 off schick hydro
•1, buy schick razor get free shave gel ($3.49)

$4.37 ($1.82 was tax)

Received/Will Receive:
$3.59 SCR from the poster board lights

Total spent Out of Pocket (OOP) for all 3 transactions (everything in the photo!):
$5.91!! Less then the cost of one razor! PLUS will get back $17.58 in SCRs for a Moneymaker of $11.67 And, I have $9.00 in UP rewards to use next trip!

Did you get paid to shop this week? Tell me about it!

Tuesday, August 24

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

It's been a while since I've received anything good enough to write home about. This week was definitely a good week. The above photo shows everything that's come in the mail over the past week or so.


•Baby Talk

•Free Dunkin Donuts cup o' joe for signing up for the Dunkin perks program
•Pampers mailer with 2, $3.00 off one package coupons, gonna save this for next week at Rite Aid
•P&G coupons, not super impressive values, but the $0.50 off bounty doubled at the grocery store might make for a free roll when there's a sale.

•Cheetos Zingers (came with a $1.00 off coupon)
•Better than Ears-missing from photo because the BB already ate it (came with $1.00 coupon)
•Gain liquid dish detergent-Wasn't sure if this one would come because I didn't think I was one of the first to sign up, but I must have made it in under the wire.
•3 full size Nature's Miracle products. Shampoo, Conditioner and deodorizing spray. This was a promotion run by the company where you try the product then right a review for their website. I'm thrilled to try this product because we use the Nature's Miracle cleaning product to clean up "pet spills" and always have an industrial size bottle on hand. We like the product so much I could be a spokesperson. We'll definitely be trying this product this weekend, and by "we" I mean I'll be trying it out on the BB. He on the other hand is not thrilled because the blow drying alone takes at least an hour and a half.

Sunday, August 22

Free Toliet Paper, Right on!

This week there were a slew of free and cheap items after rebate. To make the best use of all of them and score 4, 12packs of Cottonelle here's what I did:

Transaction 1:

1 Cottonelle $6.49
1 Cramp 911 $6.99
1 Chestal Honey Cough Syrup $7.99
1 Stopain $6.99


$5.00 on $25.00
$0.50 Cottonelle (some regions got $1.00, not me)
$1.00 Chestal Cough Syrup pdf printable


$21.96 OOP

Will get back $20.98 in SCRs!

Transaction 2:

1 Cottonelle $6.49
1 Cold calm $7.99
1 Kerasal $6.99
2 Joint Juice $5.99


$5.00 on $25.00
$1.00 Cold calm printable pdf
$1.00 Kerasal printable
$5.99 Joint Juice bogo

$14.61 OOP

Will get back 13.00 SCRs!

Transaction 3:

1 Arth arrest $14.99
1 Salonpas $5.49
1 Cottonelle $6.49

$5.00 on $25.00
$1.00 on 12pk of cottonelle from all you


20.97 OOP

Will get back $20.48 in SCRs!

Transaction 4:

1 Cottonelle $6.49
1 Cystex $6.99
1 Sinus Buster $8.99
1 Back aid $3.49
2 Snickers Marathon $1.49

$5.00 on $25.00
$0.50 Cottonelle


$20.46 OOP

Will get back $17.49 in SCRS, plus $5.00 SCR 10 and $5.00 SCR 148 for buying $25.00 of Cottonelle!

Total For all Four Transactions (Everything in photo plus 2, 12packs of TP that are missing from the photo) OOP was $78.00, Total SCRS is $81.95, for a money maker of $3.95!! That's right 48 rolls of TP and over $140.00 of product for Free, plus Rite aid paid me $3.95 to carry it out.

Monday, August 16

Rite Aid- Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming! Yes I know it's only August, but when you can snag great deals like this, it immediately makes me think of the upcoming Holiday season.

3 Transactions yielded the following:

2, $25.00 I tunes gift cards
2, Pantene hair sprays-Missing from photo
4, C. Booth bath products (these smell delicious and they are FREE with the $6.00 in ad coupon found in this week's flyer!! PLUS get a $2.00 SCR, a $2.00 moneymaker!)
2, Dickenson's Witch Hazel-One is missing from photo (look for the one's with Mail in rebates attached)
1, Complete Contact Solution ($7.99 SCR)
1, Tugaboo trial size diapers ($1.00 SCR plus a $1.00 coupon inside!)
4, Chewable Rolaids
2, Kit Kat bars (E "needed" these-notice one is already missing)

Total Paid After Coupons:

$32.52!! (remember the gift cards alone retail for $50.00)

Total After Rebates:

Plus...I got a $3.00 Up reward to use next time from the pantene hairspray!

I noticed that the I tunes cards are selling for approx. $20.00 to $26.00 (yes for a $25.00 card), so I might sell one to make my money back, making the second card and everything in the photo absolutely free!

The C.Booth products are very nice and would make a wonderful gift. Just add a little basket or tie them together with some cellophane and ribbon and you're good to go.

Tuesday, August 10

Back From Vacation

E, Little gray dog and I spent the week in Maine a few weeks back (thus no posts), but don't worry I was still shopping. It's a little hard to be motivated to shop when you're surrounded by such beautiful scenery. Now I just need a coupon for an ocean front estate...

Now it's back to the grind ugg

Friday, July 16

Do You Bzz?

A few months back I saw a little write up on a blog about being a BzzAgent. The concept/idea behind BzzAgent is that the marketing company receives a bunch of samples that they send out to members for free and in return the members will go out and share the samples with all their friends, creating a “buzz” (hopefully positive from the company's perspective) about the product. I signed up and hadn't really heard much from the site for a while (and honestly forgot I signed up). This morning I got an e-mail inviting me to participate in the Sebastian Professional Volupt System BzzCampaign. I filled out a short survey and then received the following e-mail:

"Greetings BzzAgent couponkari,

Thanks for joining the Sebastian Professional Volupt System BzzCampaign! Your BzzKit will be delivered within 21 days."

I'm not sure exactly what is being mailed to me, but I'm excited to try out a new product and give my opinion. Has anyone else done a BzzCampaign before? Do you Bzz?

Monday, July 12

CVS, Finally a Good Week!

CVS has been sort of dead for a while. I haven't been able to roll my ECBs and I've been waiting for something worth spending on. Last week I picked up some Starbucks, but really that was the only thing worth buying.

Please excuse this terrible photo!


2 John Frieda $10.00
1 Complete contact solution $7.99
1 Papermate pens $0.99
1 Scissors $0.99
2 Bio True contact $2.99 each


2, $10.00 ECBs
2, $2.00 off John Frieda (I used my $3.00 cpns at Rite Aid last week)
1, $2.00 off complete


$1.07 (my subtotal was negative 5 cents!, hand the ECBS first so the coupons will deduct tax).

Got back:

$5.00 John Frieda, $0.99 pens, $0.99 scissors, $7.99 complete, $5.98 bio true, not to bad of a trip! I may never have to buy shampoo again.

Rite Aid Deals 7/11, $2.25 MoneyMaker

This week's Rite Aid deals weren't as great as the past couple weeks, but I was still able to come out ahead.


1 Coppertone Sunscreen $8.99 (counts towards the $25.00 skincare giftcard)
2 Suave Professionals
1 J&J non-stick pads $3.99, rang up $3.59 with Wellness discount
1 Crest with Scope $2.69
1 Crest 3D white $2.99
1 Tampax $2.99


$5.00 off $20 RA
$3.00 Coppertone Value Video
$2.00 Coppertone In ad
$1.00 Coppertone printable from company's site
$2.00 J&J nonstick pad printable (these had $1.00 peelies)
$2.00 J&J in ad
$1.00 Crest 3D (from a mailer, or use the RP 6/27)
$1.00 Tampax from the 7/4 P&G
$2.00 Get a free Suave product, from a mailer


$6.46 OOP (1.21 was sales tax)-$2.25 Money Maker after Up+and SCRs below. If I was paying attention I would have paid with Up+ rewards from last week, but I was holding out hoping the next Rite Aid I went to would have the Neutrogena clinical box set...they didn't, so I'm crossing my fingers I'll be able to snag one on Wednesday when they get them back in stock.

Got back:

$1.00 Suave UP+, $1.00 Coppertone Up+, $1.00 J&J Up+


$2.00 crest, $2.69 crest, $1.00 tampax

Thursday, July 8

Free Sobe at CVS

Above a photo of the Sobes I was able to snag this weekend (3 stores, I didn't wipe out anyone). All of them were FREE, I just paid sales tax, no coupon problems, not hassles. Gotta love CVS!

Have you been able to pick up your Free Sobe yet? This weekend I picked up 8 Sobe waters on sale BOGO at CVS. I used the BOGO Sobe Coupons I got playing the Sobe game here The coupons were even coded so that the cashier didn't have to enter the price (I love it when this happens).

8 Sobes BOGO
4 BOGO Coupons
= 8 Free Sobes (I just paid tax)

Tuesday, July 6

Fourth of July Finds at Rite Aid

Rite Aid is having an amazing sale this week. There were so many SCRs and Ups that I didn't even know where to begin. Lately I've been trying to only purchase things I know I'll have a use for (or can donate) as I'm up to my eyeballs in Everlast vitamins and can't seem to find anyone that wants them. I was really worried the contact solution might be gone by the time I got there, but amazingly there were bottles and bottles everywhere. I'm glad that this time they stocked up on the SCR items, because usually by the time I get there there's nothing left. This could be due to the fact I was shopping at 9:30pm on the fourth of july (weird I know).

My transaction:

1 Renu $7.29
1 Crest mouthwash $4.99
1 Oral B cross action $5.99
1 Blink $7.99
1 Crest toothpaste $2.49
1 Burts Bees Hand Salve $2.49 (rang up $2.29 with discount)


1, $5.00 off 20 RA Value video
1, $2.00 Renu printable
1, $2.00 RA value video July
1, $2.00 off crest mouthwash
1, $3.00 off Oral B power toothbrush (6/6?)
1, $2.00 off blink
1, $2.00 burts bees non-lip product (attached to the lip balm I bought previously, but when I got to the car I noticed the cashier didn't scan this and I didn't have the energy to go back in ugg)
1, $10.00 Up rewards from the john frieda I bought last week


$4.25 OOP, will get back the following SCRs: $7.29 Renu, $4.00 oral B, $5.00 blink, $4.00 Crest mouthwash. For a money maker of $16.04! Plus I got back a $2.00 Up on the blink.

E also did the same transaction, minus the hand salve. Frustrating things that happened during the trip: the cashier insisted that we were buying the wrong blink and made us buy the blink for contacts, which I'm sure won't produce the $5.00 SCR, and the $2.00 up rewards that we should have received on both toothpastes didn't print. There was no manager on site, so they couldn't do anything and told us we could come back to fix the problem. I'm not sure I'll bother, as it was still a good trip.

Friday, July 2

Coupon Myths..."Buy You Can't Buy Organic/All Natural With Coupons"

So many times I'll be explaining coupons to someone and they'll end up telling me that they don't bother clipping coupons because, "We don't eat processed food", or "We only get organic". I think most people would be surprised to find that there are coupons for many different kinds of food (Organic, Meat, Dairy, Vegetables), not just "Cheap processed crap". A few weeks ago I was able to snag a Mambo Sprouts Coupon booklet at the customer service desk at my local shoprite.

Inside the book were coupons for:
$1.00 off 1 back to nature product
$1.00 off Blue Diamond Almond milk
$1.00 off nut thins
$0.50 off one mojo bar
$1.00 off Dagoba organic chocolate
$1.00 off 1 Kashi Organic promise cereal
$1.00 off 1 bear naked product
$1.00 off two kefir products
$1.00 off 2 organic valley products
$2.00 off two organic valley cheeses
$1.50 off any one rice select item
$1.00 off one Seventh Generation disinfectant cleaner
$0.75 off one R.W. Knudsen juice
$1.00 off one yo baby organic yogurt.

The photo is my most recent Shoprite trip. The all natural chicken sausages were $0.49 a package, the chicken was an organic whole roaster I got 50% off, just $7.99! The Honest Teas were free, the Gourmet D'Artanon Sausage was $3.00 (half off), the hamburger patties were $3.00 (half off). The turkey burgers were $0.49 a package (these aren't organic, but a great price). Cherries, $1.99 a pound. Olivia's Organic Salad $2.99. Ask you local meat manager when the meat gets clearanced. Our A&P always has 50% off meat Sunday afternoon. We stock up on good quality organic meats for a fraction of the retail cost.

Tuesday, June 29

Plastic Storage Love

Plastic storage is an addiction to me. I joke with E that when we go to target he should keep me away from the storage/organization section of the store because I will want to buy everything. It's an affinity I can't really explain, except for I like to keep things organized. One of my very favorite movies as a child was Mary Poppins and not so coincidentally, in both Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music Julie Andrews was a lovable a neat freak! "A place for everything and everything in it's place".

Anyway, enough background story. I was walking the growl box today when I happened upon a sign that said, "recycle or free". I did a double take then immediately started scooping up as much plastic storage as I could hold while walking the dog. Luckily it was in my next door neighbor's "yard" (cement area)so I made a second trip. I recently bought a bunch of shoe box size containers (and now wish I hadn't), but holy cow I'm more then thrilled at this find. If I wasn't headed to work I'd wash all of them now so I could start organizing my stash of drug store purchases right away. In total there are about 40 different size boxes and baskets and organizers.

Most of the shoe box size containers still have the Bed Bath and Beyond sticker $1.99!! SCORE

Monday, June 28

Rite Aid John Frieda Money Maker

This weekend I persuaded E to make several Rite Aid runs with me. Here's what the transactions looked like:


4 John Frieda Root Awakening Products

1, $5.00 off $20.00
1, $1.00 off $10.00 hair care wellness
4, $3.00 off John Frieda Root Awakening (bought $20 for $1.99 on ebay last week)

Paid with a $2.00 UP reward from buying Colgate last week
OOP was $ZERO! tax was $0.98
The pringles are in there because E had to have them and I had one $3.00 Up that I needed to use because I ran out of $2.00 rewards. They were $1.50 ekk

Got back $10 Up Reward on each transaction

Rinse and Repeat 5 times- for a money maker of $45.00!

We went to different stores so we wouldn't wipe out any one store's stock. We do actually use this shampoo/conditioner and now will be fully stocked for the rest of the year. I have Rubbermaid containers (a little larger then shoe box size) that I put all of my alike products for shampoo, one for toothpaste etc. To keep myself from going overboard and buying quantities too large for us to use, I give away and donate any products that can't fit in the containers. This week several toothbrushes, bodywashes and shampoos made their way to our local men's shelter.

Side note:
Word on the street is that Rite Aid will now be coding all of it's $5.00 off $20.00 coupons and tying them to the new wellness card. I'm going to check with my local store this week as I had previously asked them about the coupon and they said there was no limit to the number I could use. I shop for my grandma, so it looks like I might need to sign her up for a separate card and videos account and watch the videos twice, bummer, but you know what they say about deals that are too good to be true!

Saturday, June 26

Rite Aid's Back on My Good Side

After a few frustrating Rite Aid trips, I'm happy to say that Rite aid is back on my good side after this week's hassle free transactions.


5 Puffs with Lotion @ $0.99 each
1 Zegrid 14 ct $11.99 rang up $10.79 after wellness discount
(is Wellness throwing off your totals too?)
1 Colgate toothpaste $2.99
1 Everlast Energy shot 2pk $5.39 after Wellness
4 Reeses PB cups @ $0.88 each bogo (yes one is missing from the shot..hmm where could that have gone ;)


1, $5.00 off $20 RA
1, $3.00 off Zegrid RA
1, $4.00 off Zegred Man
1, $1.00 off Colgate
1, $10.00 off Everlast RA pdf valid through 12/31!
5, $0.50 off puffs with lotion vocal point mailer


$0.38 woo hoo

Got back $2.00 from the colgate and will submit for the Zegrid rebate for a $12.41 Moneymaker!

The wellness discounts are really throwing off my totals, I had figured the total out before checking out and thought I was A-OK, as I was watching the cashier scan the coupons I noticed that I had a negative subtotal. I quickly grabbed another two candy bars to "solve" the "problem". The cashier was very nice this time and I didn't have any problems with their acceptance of my coupons.

Wednesday, June 23

Rite Aid $4.76 Money Maker!

A trip to Rite Aid this Sunday yielded the following:

2 Rolls of Bounty Basic $0.99 each
2 Purex 3-in-one laundry sheets $3.00 each
1 Motrin $3.00
2 Pantene shampoo/conditioner $3.50 each
1 Colgate toothpaste $2.99

1, $5.00 off $20 RA coupon
2, $1.00 off Purex printables
1, $2.00 off Purex VV (May)
1, $1.00 off two Bounty towels
1, $3.00 off Motrin PM
1, $1.50 off pantene from home mailing
1, $1.00 off colgate


$6.24 OOP, Got back $3.00 Up reward on Motrin, $2.00 Up on Colgate, $3.00 Up on Panteen. Plus I got back a $3.00 SCR on the Pantene (this has to be e-mailed to you or you won't receive credit for it). For a Money Maker of $4.76. For some reason the Up reward did not print on the Purex, but it's only a dollar so I let it slide.

Tuesday, June 22

What's with the New Title/page?

Well, come to find out City Saver is a registered trademark (whoops, never even occurred to me to check into that sort of thing) and the folks at City Saver don't like to share.

No biggie, I'm happy to change my title/blog address. I was trying to think of something more creative, but under pressure to take the old site down, I'm now going with for at least now. Thanks to all of my readers for sticking around and check back late this evening/early tomorrow for my latest Rite Aid deals!

Sunday, June 20

Corporate Calling...I'm Bringing Coupons Back!

So I took the day off Friday to for a little R&R. During the day I made a "quick" trip to Rite Aid to pick up some of last weeks deals. Everything was going smoothly as planned until...the cashier looked at my two $10.00 Everlast coupons and told me, "you can only use one".

Now I frequently need to "educate" cashiers about their own corporate coupon policies, but this particular cashier wouldn't not hear it (or see it, as I bring my own copy of the policy for exactly this reason). The cashier called for the manager who also told me (even after seeing the policy)that her district manager said they were "losing too much money" so they are "cutting back on coupon use". She then told me that "they"(district manager) don't "interpret" the policy to mean that customers can use two coupons on a bogo sale.

I stayed calm while the manager went to the back to call her district manager. I explained "in a calm and appropriate manner" that it doesn't really matter what the district manager says, as I have a copy of Corporate's policy, but she was not able to hear this. While she called, I called corporate from my cell phone. Once I got the CSR I told her the situation and handed my phone to the cashier who then handed the phone to the manager.

They were gone for about 5 minutes, but when they came back the manager apologized (after both the cashier and manager repeatedly acted like I was trying to leave the building with a flat screen TV in my pants). The cashier even said to me, "You'd be getting 5 items for $0.76". I responded, "Exactly, that's why I use coupons". She then asked me if I worked for corporate, I didn't say anything, just smiled.

Long story short the manager told me that I was right and she was sorry for the "confusion". I concurred and responded, "I'm glad we're all on the same page".

I don't like to argue, but when I'm right I will be aggressive assertive until I make my point. I left the store with everything in the photo for just $3.20 (two transactions). Plus I'll get back a $10.00 scr on the sunglasses and a $3.00 scr on the secret for a moneymaker of $6.80! The moral of this story is, be assertive, if you know you're right, don't let cashier bully you into feeling like you're doing something wrong. The whole ride home poor E had to listen to me singing my best rendition of "I'm bringing coupons back..." Yeah I Lame, I know.

Tuesday, June 15

I Heart Hood!

Being a New England girl, I've always loved Hood dairy products. Growing up we had a Collie named Morgan who loved Hoodsie cups (for those of you who aren't familiar they are little cups with half vanilla and half chocolate icecream, not swirled, literally half of the cup is chocolate and half vanilla. They touch but are not mixed). To eat one you must unwrap the wooden "spoon" and peel back the paper "lid". Summer just isn't summer without at least one Hoodsie cup.

Recently, I "Liked" Hood dairy on facebook and signed up for a free milk coupon. Yesterday I received a letter from Hood stating that my state doesn't allow free coupons. Inside the letter was a coupon for a chocolate milkshake (apparently milkshake isn't milk?) and a check for $5.00!! You read that right, Hood sent me a check for $5.00! I certainly would have been pleased with the milkshake coupon alone, but the check was above and beyond my expectations.

Just another reason to love Hood Dairy!

Sunday, June 13

Sunday Rite Aid Money Maker!

Took a trip to Rite Aid this afternoon to "get in" on the 3 day body wash sale. Unfortunately nobody in my family/extended family, except my dad (and how much can one man really use?), uses men's body wash, so all of this will be donated. Fortunately, everyone in my family uses deodorant (smile) so these secret's will go to good use.

Two transactions yielded:

4 secret, $2.49 each
4 Old spice body wash, $2.99 each
2 Herbal Essences shampoo, $2.49 each
2 Herbal Essences conditioner, $2.49 each
1 Style Science kids sunglasses $7.99
1 Schick Hydro 5 blade $6.99


2, $5.00 off $20.00 Value Video coupons (1 per transaction/account)
4, $1.00 off Herbal Essences
2, $1.00 off secret when you buy 2
2, BOGO old spice bodywash
1, $4.00 off style science kids sunglasses
1, $5.00 off schick hydro
1, $1.00 off schick hydro value video
Tried to use 2, $1.00 off $10.00 skincare but they wouldn't scan so the cashier wouldn't take them, the Rite Aid near me has really touchy scanners, I wish they would upgrade.

$17.45 OOP,
will get back the following SCRs:
2, $2.99 SCR on the old spice (one for my account and one for mom's)
4, $3.00 SCR secret (two me, two mom)
4, $3.00 SCR herbal essences (two me, two mom)
1, $10.00 SCR sunglasses (already bought one, needed one more for this rebate)

For a Money Maker of $10.53 yay!

Wednesday, June 9

Gotta Love the $5 off $15

It's been a while since CVS's magical coupon machine has produced any of those wonderful "money off money" coupons for me. For several weeks a few months back I was consistently getting the $4 off $20 coupon and making lots of great purchases. But since Christmas CVS hasn't really given me much to work with...until now!


1 Prevacid 24 hour $12.49
6 Dove Deodorants $2.50 each
1 Gilette Fusion pro razor $9.97


1, $5 off $15 cvs
1, $10.00 prevacid cvs
1, $4.00 prevacid man.
1, $4.00 gilette from the 6/6 P&G
3, $2.00 off dove bodywash or deo. printable (would have had 4 but my printer froze ugg)
1, $3.00 off 2 dove deodorant printable (this one stated it was good on the ultimate type so I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did, no beeps) Had I known I would have printed off another $1.50 off 1 coupon to use, oh well.
1, $4.00 cvs ECB
1, $1.00 cvs ECB


$1.97 ($1.51 of that was sales tax)

Got back:

$5.00 ECB on the Dove, $5.00 on the Gilette razor, $1.00 for using my green bag tag for a money maker of $4.03!

Sunday, June 6

CVS- Sunday Snags, Everything Below just 90 cents!

I was lucky enough to snag two awesome coupons the last time I scanned my card at the magic coupon machine. They were $5 off $15!! and $10.00 off any size Prevacid.

I bought:

1 Tampax pearl $2.97
2 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish soaps $0.97 a piece
1 Prevacid 24 hour $12.49
1 Little Tikes teething Ring set on clearance for $1.49
3 Father's day cards $.99, $.99 and $2.59


1, $5.00 off $15.00
1, $10.00 prevacid cvs cat
1, $2.00 tampax 6/6 PG
2, $1.00 off Dawn hand renewal from home made simple mailer
1, $4.00 off prevacid printable


$0.90 OOP ($0.44 was tax) and I didn't use any ECBS!

Saturday, June 5

I'm Still Around and Still Shopping

Took a little break from posting (not shopping), because I've been so busy with work. Isn't it horrible when your job takes away time from your hobby? But I've still been managing to get a few great deals. Last week I was able to snag the Olay products at Rite Aid for a money maker and today I made trips to ShopRite, CVS, and Rite Aid.

Below's a photo of everything I picked up a ShopRite My receipt reads as follows:

Total On Sale Savings $33.36
PPC & Mfr Coupons $55.71 (yes that's right I had $55.71 in coupons!)
Total Savings Today $95.27!!

With coupons each of the following items were FREE:

pasta (5 boxes)
Chevre goat cheese, yum! ($5.49)
Kitten chow (I'll be donating this since we don't have a kitten)

Under 50 cents:

Reynold's recycled foil
Muir Glen organic pasta sauce
Wheatable Crackers (4 boxes) These has bogo peelies, score!
Wise ridges chips
Blue Bunny ice cream cones (like drumstick)
Al Fresco chicken sausages (5 packages). These retail $4.49 a package!

Under $1.00

everything else in the photo (except olive oil and cereal-full price, E had to have it ugg). I'm especially excited to try the "food should taste good" olive tortilla chips. They retail for $2.66 and I got them for just $0.66 a bag.

Total paid $11.34 for everything in the photo!

Tuesday, May 18

Target Kashi Deal

I was hoping to snag 5 boxes of the Heart to heart crackers as that's what I had the highest value coupons for, but the shelves were pretty bare when I got there. So I ended up with:

1 box of heart to heart cereal $2.88
3 boxes of heart to heart crackers $2.84 each
1 box of peanut butter granola bars $2.79

3, $1.50 off heart to heart crackers or cereal
2, $1.00 off any kashi item


Got back a $5.00 gift card. I'm hoping they'll restock and I can do the deal again using the gift card and 5, $1.50 coupons for a total of $1.70 for 5 boxes of crackers and another $5.00 gift card.

Sunday, May 16

Rite Aid Bucket o' Stuff

Yesterday I headed to Rite Aid to make use of the Everlast Vitamin deal one more time before the deal ended (5/15). I had another deal scenerio set up just in case my local store hadn't replenished their vitamin stock. Luckily they had, so I did two transactions. Only one is shown below, but I'll tell you about both.

First Transaction:


1 Oval Party Tub $5.99 (I have two friends buying their first homes so I plan on filling these with a bunch of the cleaning/home supplies that I get for free, I thought they'd make cute little gifts, stay tuned for photos)
3 Rolls of Bounty Basic $.99 each
2 Packages of TGIF potato skins chips $.99 each
1 Old Spice Fresh deodorant $5.49
1 Old Spice swagger body wash $2.99
2 Packages of Benevia nutrition drink $8.99 bogo

1, $5.00 off 20 value video
3, $1.00 off bounty from the P&G coupon book
2, $1.50 off TGIF snacks
1, $1.00 off two Old Spice
1, Buy body wash get deodorant free $5.49
2, $3.00 off Benevia man cpn
2, $2.00 off Benevia RA Value Video (one for strength one for energy variety)


$1.53 OOP ($0.66 was tax) Plus I'll get back $1.00 SCR on the body Wash making my true OOP just $0.53! Less than the cost of tax woo hoo. Would have been slightly less, but the cashier forgot to scan my Rite Aid card.

Transaction Two:


2 Everlast Vitamins $19.99 bogo
1 Party tub rang $5.39 because of the Rite Aid 10% wellness discount

1, bogo Everlast vitamin $19.99
1, $5.00 off $20.00 Rite aid value video



Thursday, May 13

Busy Week=Few Shopping Trips

I've been meaning to head over to CVS to do a few deals, but in all honesty I've been so busy at work I've been getting out late and sleeping in until 10-11am every day this week. Yesterday I bought some Schick Hydro coupons on e-bay (hoping they'll arrive by Saturday so I can do some Target Deals).

This week the hydro is on sale at ShopRite for just $4.99! So I'm planning on doing a price match at Target.

The transaction will look like this:

Buy two Hydros at $4.99 each (price match)
Pay nothing OOP
Get a $5.00 Target gift card for buying the two razors!

Cross your fingers the USPS will come through for me :)

Sunday, May 9

Rite Aid Money Maker!

I wish I had realized that the everlast vitamins were a monthly deal earlier. Unfortunately my Rite Aid only had 3 bottles so I couldn't do the deal twice. I did snag a raincheck, but the bogo pdf coupon is only good through the 11th I believe.

Here's what I got:

2 Everlast Vitamins $19.99 (bogo)
1 StyleScience Barbie sunglasses $7.99
1 Burt's Bees pedicure kit on clearance $6.49
1 Old Spice Deodorant $2.99

Coupons used:
1, $5.00 off $20.00 Value Video
1, $2.00 off Burt's Bees product (not lip) sticky on the lip balm I bought last trip
1, $10.00 off Style Science sunglasses VV
1, $19.99 Everlast (bogo coupon)

$1.34 OOP ($0.87 was tax)

Will get back $2.00 SCR on the sunglasses and $1.00 on the old spice for a $1.66 moneymaker!

Thursday, May 6

Shop Rite ConAgra Catalina Deal

Cindy over at alerted her readers to a wonderful unadvertised catalina deal at ShopRite this week.

The advertised deal is: Buy 10 selected ConAgra products get a $3.00 catalina. The unadvertised deal is that a $5.00 on your next shopping order (5/23-5/29) also prints.

I was lucky to have a training during the day today, so I worked 9-5 and headed over to ShopRite after work. I bought everything in the photo (two transactions of ten items a piece, plus two free chocolate milks) for $16.32. Plus I got back $13.00 in Catalinas making my total just $3.32! I plan to go back tomorrow or Saturday to do several more transactions like this:

Buy 10 products at $1.00 a piece= $10.00
Minus one $3.00 catalina= $7.00
Get back $8.00 in catalinas (one, $3.00 and one, $5.00) $1.00 moneymaker per transaction!

My transactions today were a little higher because the popcorn was $1.59, not $1.00. If I do three more transactions my OOP will be $37.32 and I'll have $28.00 in Cats to use on future grocery transactions making my total just $9.32 for 50 grocery items that retail for about $65.00! And what's even better is I just got a postcard in the mail stating that my local post office/letter carrier is participating in the national food drive this Saturday, so I won't even have to drive anywhere to drop everything off!

Tuesday, May 4

I heart Pet Smart!

Here's why...The cashiers are always so friendly and pleasant and excited when I get a good deal. Unlike some of the cashiers at other stores (who will remain nameless), who sigh and huff and puff when I present a stack of coupons, pet smart's cashiers are always kind and considerate and never raise a fuss when I give them coupons. I also love that the Pet Smart closest to me gives overage on coupons. I purchased 25, $3.00 off any size pro plan coupons specifically to use for the following transaction:

1 15 pound bag of Blue Buffalo dog food $27.99 (yes, I'm well aware that my dog eats better than children in many developing countries)
11 pouches of pro plan dog food at $0.99 a piece (all of this will be donated to our local humane society)


1, $5.00 off blue buffalo snail mail coupon from the website
11, $3.00 off any size pro plan

$3.60 ($2.72 of which was tax!).

I'll be headed back this coming weekend to pick up a big bag of cat food and possibly some treats to donate with the food. A win/win for both me and my local shelter.

Monday, May 3

Sunday Target Trip $9.80

There wasn't much at Target this week, but I wanted to see if I could snag one more Free purse with the $5.00 off Merona bag coupon that expired yesterday.


1 Merona hobo bag (Marked $5.00) rang $2.50!
2 Merona cotton T's, I wear these under everything $5.60 a piece
1 Package of 3 pairs of knee high tights, these are a staple for me $5.00

2 jars of classico Alfredo sauce $2.09 each
2 jars of classico red sauce $2.09 each
1 pound of ground beef $1.99 (not shown in photo)


1 GE lightbulb $2.99


2 gillette body washes clearance for $1.52 each
2 physicians formula bronzer refills $8.31 each


1, $5.00 on Merona bag
2, $2.00 on Merona tops
1, $2.00 on women's hoisery
2, Buy red sauce get white sauce free coupons $2.09 each
2, $1.50 off two jars of classico sauce
1, $1.50 off ground beef with classico purchase
1, $1.00 off GE
1, 2.00 off GE Target coupon
1, $4.00 off two gillette
1, BOGO physicans formula $8.31
2, $4.00 off physicans formula peelies

Total spent $9.80 for everything above! Not too shabby considering one T-shirt retails for $8.00! Looks like we'll be eating a lot of Italian in the upcoming weeks.

Saturday, May 1

Saturday ShopRite Snags

Today I ran to ShopRite after stopping by Rite Aid and PetCo/Petsmart. I was pretty pleased with myself when I picked up everything in the photo for just $5.97!

What's even better is I got a Catalina for $3.00 off any beef or chicken purchase for purchasing 6 old El Paso products (This cat is National I believe, check your local store!). The taco shells and seasoning were all on sale (I believe $1.40 for the shells and $0.67 for the seasoning) and I used the $.60 off two products (which doubled to $1.20!).

Marcal TP was $0.99 a roll and I used the Marcel for free coupon
Sargento reduced sodium cheese was just $1.49- free after a $0.75 coupon doubled (
Malt o Meal cereal was $0.49 each after a doubled $.75 coupon (
Wacky Mac, free after a doubled $0.50 coupon

Friday, April 30

Mega Mailbox Friday

Here's a peak at some of the goodies that my mailman brought this week...

From the P&G Brand sampler:
2 Cascade dishwasher tabs
1 Can of Iams cat food (and 4 Iams pet food coupons)
Sample of prilosec
Metamucil sample of the new pink lemonade flavor
Panteen shampoo and conditioner travel size bottles
1 booklet of Target coupons (my target just got a new food section and I'm so excited)
Not shown are my Rite aid Rebate check $65.00!
an Organix rebate check $6.99
Two No beer purchase required (NBPR) rebates-Look for these on e-bay they are a great way to get money back on groceries you buy regularly.
and a packages of lemonheads candy

Did you get anything good in the mail this week?

Monday, April 26

Rite Aid $6.58 Money Maker!

I love my local Rite Aids (well two of them at least). I have to admit when I first started couponing it was a struggle with the locations closest to me. But now that we have a better working relationship and they have a copy of the coupon policy, I almost never have problems using coupons anymore.

Here's what I got last trip:

1 bag of sunchips $2.79
1 burt's bees chapstick $2.99
2 listerine mouthwashes (hoping E likes these, I wanted to get the regular wash but they weren't included in the sale and rang up regular price) $6.00
1 Dove conditioner $3.00
1 Dove hair spray $3.00
1 Aveeno lotion (the other two were separate transactions but I'm including their prices here) $3.69, $3.69, $3.49 (not sure why stores less than a mile apart have a $0.20 price difference, but this happens a lot)
1 bag of cadbury mini eggs on clearance for $0.39
1 Vitamin water $1.25

1, $5.00 off $20 VV
1, Free vitamin water
1, Free sunchips
1, $2.50 off 2 dove products
2, $1.00 off smart rinse
3, $2.00 off RA in ad aveeno
3, $1.00 off aveeno printable
1, $2.00 off RA wellness cosmetic
1, $1.00 off RA wellness seasonal product (mini eggs)

Total of three transactions:
$4.42 ($0.67 was tax)

$3.00 Listerine, $3.00 dove, $5.00 aveeno for a $6.58 MoneyMaker! Even the young male cashier was impressed, and and usually takes a lot of savings for young male cashiers to take notice!

CVS= Free food and Sunblock

Today I headed over to CVS to snag some of the sunscreen that's on sale. I was a little worried since it was an unadvertised deal (so I thought). But when I arrived my cvs actually had a tag on the shelf clearing stating that the 2oz size that retails for $2.19 IS included in the buy 2, get $5ECB!

Here's what I bought:
2 boxes of wheat thins $1.00 each
2 boxes of fig newtons yum! $1.00 each (just noticed both are 8oz boxes and one is bigger then the other one, weird)
1 Schick Hydro 5 $8.97
2 2oz bottles of cvs 30spf sunblock $2.19 each
2 Oral B advantage toothbrushes $2.99 each

2, $1.00 off wheat thins (facebook cpn)
2, $1.00 off fig newtons (facebook cpn)
1, BOGO oral B (2.99)
1, $2.00 off oral b advantage


paid with 11.00 in ECB making my total just $1.69($1.35 was tax, boo!) Got back $13.00 ECBS for next time

Saturday, April 24

Saturday Savings

Here's a peak at how I spent my afternoon.

2 Merona Bags on clerance for $5.00 a piece
2 pairs of St. Paddy's day themed boxers $3.50 a piece
Minus 2, $5.00 off Merona Men's apparel coupons and 2, $5.00 off Merona handbag coupons
= $1.00 for EVERYTHING! score!

Rite Aid

2 Everlast vitamins $19.99 bogo
1 Dove soap 4pk $4.99
1 Burt's Bees lip balm (I'm addicted to these) $2.99
1 Kotex tampons $3.49
Minus 1, bogo everlast printable pdf, 1, $1.00 off kotex, 1, $2.00 off cosmetics RA wellness, 1, $2.00 off vitamins RA wellness
= 1.54 OOP and will get back $3.49 SCR on the kotex for a $1.95 Money Maker!

Trip to the mall

Aeropostale Earrings 3pk $10.50 minus $10.00 off any purchase printable=$0.54. The young male cashier looked at the earrings, rang them in and then said, "yeah right on" as he scanned the coupon. I just smiled, and thought to myself, man when did I get so old?, I swear I was the only non-teen in the store.

After Aeropostale we headed to Godiva to snag a free piece of chocolate, gotta love that chocolate club! Probably my favorite key chain scan card.

Thursday, April 22

Free Eggs and Butter at Stop and Shop!

Do you have a Stop & Shop nearby? If so you'll want to go here to register your card, or apply for a new card. When you register your Stop & Shop card, you will get FREE eggs and milk loaded to your card.

According to the site, no coupon is necessary and when you scan your card the items' (1 dozen brown or white stop&shop eggs and 1 pound of stop&shop butter) prices will automatically be deducted from your order. Can't beat free eggs and butter!

Tuesday, April 20

Reasons I love A and P

1: see above
2: see above
3: see above

I've been eating this delicious cheesecake with fresh fruit a huge piece at a time every morning and evening since I bought it Sunday. My waistline doesn't thank A&P's wonderful half price markdowns on Sundays, but my wallet and taste buds sure do :)

Monday, April 19

Free and Less Than $1.00 Finds

Did a little shopping this weekend and here's what I came up with...

Free at Target:

$1.00 or Less at Walmart (most of these gave me overage) My total for everything (some things not shown in this photo) was less than $2.00!

I was pleased to find Bic Soleil 4pk cartridges for just $3.00-used the $2.00 cpn
Kiss nail stickers for $1.87- used the $2.00 printable
Wheatables for $2.00ish?- used the $1.50 printable
Scotch sponges $.87- used the $1.00 printable pdf
Bic travel size for less than $1.00- used the $3.00 printable for $2.00 in overage!
Tucks for $2.87- used the $3.00 printable
Benadryl sticks for $2.28- used the $5.00 on 2 cpn
Carefree liners $1.00- used the $1.00, not sure where I got the cpn

Saturday, April 17

Pet Smart Savings!

The regular Petsmart we go to didn't have the milkbone chews, so we tried another one nearby and sure enough...

6 bags of chews at $1.99 minus 11.00 in coupons (I only had 5, $2.00 coupons and 1, $1.00 coupon). Pet smart does give overage, at least the ones by me do, so I ended up paying just $1.78 ($0.84 of which was tax) for 6 large bags of chews! They regularly retail for $5.99!

My "regular" store had Pro Plan trial size pouches of food for just $0.99 so I picked up two pouches to add to my pet food donation pile and used 2, $3.00 coupons to score 3 cans of Organix canned food our our poochie pooh (regularly $2.49 a can) and the two pouches of dry food for just $0.90! I swear our pets eat better than we do, but they are worth it.

Wednesday, April 14

Rite Aid Run

Have you made it to Rite Aid yet? Here are my purchases for this week:

My Purchases:

1 Cottonelle TP $6.49
1 Puffs tissue $0.99
1 Complete Contact $7.99
1 Crest 3D white $2.99
1 Renu travel size $1.99

1, 5.00 off 20 RA VV
1, 1.00 off Cottonelle from All You April
1, 1.00 off Puffs from vocal point
1, 1.00 off crest 3D white from walmart sample
1, 2.00 off renu printable

$9.45 OOP, Will receive $9.99 back in SCR (Moneymaker of $0.54 cents!)

His purchases: (E shops with me then we submit for my mom)
2 Secret deodorant $5.00
1 Complete contact $7.99
3 Renu travel size at $1.99 each
1 Crest 3D white $2.99


1, 5.00 off 20 RA VV
3, 2.00 off Renu printables
1, 1.00 off 2 secret
1, 1.00 off crest premium 4.0 or larger

$9.05 OOP, Will receive $11.99 back in SCR (Moneymaker of $2.94!)

Saturday, April 10

RUN, DO NOT WALK, to Babies R Us!!

Update--I went back to Babies R Us to pick up some more BabyGanics. Please note that the manager does need to enter his/her "code" to make the transaction work. For some reason the registers let the cashier take off the dishwasher detergent, but would not let her take off the full price of the laundry detergent without the managers code (I'm wondering if there's a price limit for the cashier to safe guard the company, so the cashiers don't have the ability to put through high value coupons without a manager's approval? (the kit's were $19.99, and laundry detergent $14.99).

The manager (different one then last time) did question me and I did have to "prove my case" about why I should be allowed to use the coupon with the sale, but once I explained it (and told him that the dishwasher soap when through without any problem) he agreed and had the asst. manager enter her code. If you have the coupons, I'd say it's worth a try, the worst thing that can happen is they say no. I'd give corporate a call if your manager isn't agreeable.

Believe me you will be glad you did. First step, go to your local WalMart to see if you can find hang tags on BabyGanics products. The hang tags I had were bogo. Conveniently, Babies R Us is having a BOGO sale on BabyGanics products. Also don't forget to bring your 7th generation coupons for the bogo 1/2 off sale. If you're a regular organic shopper you know that most of these cleaners run $4-7 bucks a pop. My Babies R Us had them all on clearance for $1.99!!

Here's what I got:

1 box of seventh generation dish detergent $1.99
1 bottle of fabric softener (a little beat up but who cares) $1.99
2 Bottles of toilet cleaner $1.99 each
2 bottles of liquid dish detergent for dish washer $1.99 each
2 bottles of multi purpose cleaner $1.99 each
2 bottles of BabyGanics dish washer detergent $6.99 each
2 bottles of BabyGanics laundry detergent $14.99 each!
2 BabyGanics Essentials kits (these include a cleaner, air freshener, foaming hand sanitizer, dish soap, and bonus pack of wipes) $19.99 each!

3, $1.00 off any 7th generation product coupon
2, $2.00 off 2 seventh generation cleaner coupon (hang tags on bottles)
3, BOGO BabyGanics hang tags (found at WalMart)


$8.75 ($3.77 of which was sales tax!), did two separate transactions so I'll submit for two 7th generation rebates (one of which I'll submit for my mom, Thanks mom!)

Total MADE (yes that's right I MADE money buying everything above):
plus $95.82 worth of free product (sale prices, not retail prices!!) I was so pleased with myself I was almost shaking when I got to the parking lot. Woo hoo!Now I can toss (donate) all of my old cleaners and switch to all organic yay!