Wednesday, January 27

Qdoba Free Craft 2 Meal- Play the Game

I just got an e-mail from Qdoba about their new about their new MASH Craft 2 Game. The game is really easy (and kind of fun to play). Remember the game MASH, from when you were in grade school? Well this is the electronic version. The first time I played I won a free Craft 2 meal (with the purchase of any regular drink). I'm pretty excited because we go to Qdoba a lot (I actually just finished half a burrito from Monday night for lunch).

If you have a Qdoba nearby I suggest you give the game a try. I'm not sure what the odds are for winning, but I have terrible luck, so... The coupon is good until the 29th (well mine is, if you play tomorrow it's probably good until the 30th I assume).


More CVS Deals


2 Dove Ultimate Deodorants $7.00
4 Dove Soaps $.99 each
1 Crest Toothpaste $1.99 (had an additional free mini tube, score!)
1 Dulcolax Balance $10.99
1 Arizona Tea (for E) $1.00

Total Before Coupons $31.08

Coupons Used:

(1) $4.00 off $20 Purchase CVS cat
(2) $2.00 off Dove Ultimate
(1) $1.00 off Crest
(1) $2.00 off Dulcolax
$12.00 in ECBS

Total After Coupons $1.76 ($.82 was tax)

Got back $5.00 ECBs Dulcolax, $2.00 Dove Deodorant, 1.00 Crest
Will submit for the Dulcolax Rebate to get $5.00 back

Rite Aid Run

Sunday I also stopped in Rite Aid to snag some potential money makers.

Here's what I got:
1 Maybelline Mascara 40% off $3.11
2 Ester C Vitamins $8.59 BOGO
1 Alli Weight loss 120 ct $59.99

Disclaimer for friends and family: I do not take Alli,I purchased this because it was a great deal and I plan to auction it off on e-bay.

Coupons Used:
(1) $5.00 off $25 Purchase Rite Aid Coupon
(1) $1.00 off maybelline RA Ad perks coupon
(1) $1.00 off maybelline manufacturer coupon
(1) $10.00 off Alli 120 ct man. coupon
(1) $5.00 off Alli Rite Ad Ad Perk coupon
(2) $1.00 off Ester C Rite Aid Ad Perks coupons

Total Out of Pocket:
$37.69 for $92.36 worth of merchandise

Will get back $10 SCR on the Alli, $2.00 on the maybelline, $25.00 Rite Aid Gift Card on the Alli, and hopefully will e-bay the Alli for $40.00 or so. Potential money maker of approx. $39!

CVS Deals

CVS Goods I picked up on Sunday:

1 Tampax 40 ct $7.99
1 Tampax 20 ct $5.29
2 Dove $.99 each
1 Ivory 3pk. $.99
2 Neosporin lip balm $2.50each (rain check from dec)
1 Duracell battery (for E's car starter) $4.99

Coupons Used:
(1) $4.00 off $20 purchase CVS cat.
(2) $2.00 off Neosporin lip
(1) Bogo Tampax $5.29
(1) $.99 off ivory soap
$13.00 in CVS ECBS

Out of Pocket:
Would have been $3.76 (.77 of which was sales tax) for $31.56 of goods, but E paid since I picked up part of the cost of the battery with my ECBs
Total OOP for me: Zero!

Got back $2.00 ECBs on the Tampax

Disregard the shadow in the photo, it was nighttime when I took the photo and I'm a horrible photographer.

Sunday, January 24

Week In Review 1/17

Here are this weeks stats:

Drugstore/Super Store Totals:

Merchandise purchased this week: $71.03
Spent: $7.96
Rebates: $14.25
Total out of pocket minus Rebates: MADE $6.29!
Cumulative Percent Saved so far this month: 90%

Grocery Store:
Merchandise purchased this week: $89.71
Total out of pocket: $40.80
Total out of pocket minus Rebates: $30.80
Cumulative Percent Saved this month: 63%

Misc. Other Spending:
Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $0
Total out of pocket: $0
Cumulative Percent Saved so far this month: 42%

Weekly Total:
$24.51 for $160.74 Worth of Merchandise this Week

Saturday, January 23

Rite Aid Christmas Clearance 90% Steal!

I was hoping to snag a couple of boxes of Benevia BOGO, since my grandparents seem to really like them, but all three Rite Aids I tried were out, so I perused the Christmas Clearance and low and behold...Candy Cane Shaped Dingos for $.99 a bag! Anybody with pets know that these usually run about $10 bucks a bag, so I was thrilled.

Here's what I came out with:
1 Bag of Dingos $.99 (reg. $9.99!!)
1 Bayer low dose aspirin $1.99 (reg. $2.69)
1 Bayer low dose bonus pack (reg. $2.99)
1 Bayer Regular aspirin bonus pack $1.99 (reg. $3.999)
1 Crest 8oz $2.99 (reg. $4.49)
1 Tampax Pearl 40 ct $6.99 (reg. $8.99)
1 Tampax 20 ct $3.99
1 Dayquil 12 ct $3.99 (reg. $5.49)

Coupons used:

2 RA perks aspirin coupons (2.00*2) $4.00
1 Man. Bayer Aspirin $1.00
1 Man. Crest $1.00
1 Man. Buy one 40-60 ct Tampax get a 18-20 ct free (3.99)
1 Man. Dayquil $2.00
1 $5 off 20 RA

Total Spent:

Out of Pocket=$7.96
Minus $4.25 SCRs=$3.71!! For $42.62 worth of Merchandise!

Plus I'll have $17.76 towards the $25.00 of P&G product I need to get the $5.00 visa gift card yea!

Friday, January 22

Slow CVS Week= Lots of Tostitos

This week was a rather slow CVS week for me. I had a $10ECB that expires today, so I ran out to get 6, yes 6 bags of Tostitos tortilla chips. We go through them pretty quick (especially when I make chili or chicken salsa soup), so these bags probably won't last us as long as they "should".

I bought:

6 Bags of Tostitos @ 2/$7= $21.00

Coupons used:

$4.00 off $20 cvs coupon
$17.00 in ECBS

Total Out of Pocket (OOP)=$ZERO

Got back $10 in ECBS for next time
Will submit this receipt and some others I have for the Coors (no beer purchase required rebate) Rebate on Pepsi and PepsiCo products to get $10.00 back on a $30.00 purchase.

Thursday, January 21

Who Said Nothing in Life is Free?

Many of you will remember a few months ago when Lee was running their facebook promotion to win a pair of jeans? Well, there was an unusually high number of people trying to sign up and Lee had some problems monitoring the contest, and as a result they ended up giving everyone that signed up (before a certain date, which I can't remember) a free pair. I received mine from the fedex man yesterday :)

The fit is a little different then I would normally buy, but for a free pair of jeans, I'm certainly not complaining.

I also received my prizes from the Huggies Enjoy the Ride program (I'm not including photos since I plan to give them as gifts to my nephews and I don't want my sisters to see).

If you aren't signed up already, you really should. I entered codes from several blogs (goggle huggies rewards and a bunch should pop up). Deel Seeking mom has some here. and had enough points to win a prize the same day. It takes a few minutes to copy and paste the codes, but I think it's worth it.

Monday, January 18

This Week's Grocery Shopping=Free Pancakes & Free Panteen

Ok, not technically pancakes, but pancake mix.

On Sale at A&P for $.99
Used $.75 off 1 box coupons (that doubled)

Also got 2 bags of Quaker rice cakes (the mini flavored kind) for free using $.75 coupons that doubled.

ShopRite had a few deals really good deals this week including free Egg noodles and a Proctor and Gamble Rebate on Panteen shampoo (I got 8 bottles! for FREE!). The full deals and a bunch of other great deals can be found at Living Rich with Coupon's blog here

Total bill pre-sale and pre-coupon: $89.71
After Coupons: $40.80
Minus Rebate: $30.80!

A little higher then I wanted, but I did buy 3 packages of chicken and 5, 12 pack's of E's ice tea.

Plus a $5.00 Catalina on my next ShopRite trip!

Saturday, January 16

Week In Review

Here's this weeks stats:

Drugstore/Super Store Totals:
Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $185.75
Spent: $27.43
Rebates: $36.97
Total out of pocket minus Rebates: MADE $9.54
Cumulative Percent Saved so far this month: 91%

Grocery Store:
Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $30.25
Total out of pocket: $9.76
Cumulative Percent Saved this month: 67%

Misc. Other Spending: (Dog Food and Stamps this week)

Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $13.00
Total out of pocket: $13.00
Cumulative Percent Saved so far this month: 42%

($2.99 was donuts that E had to have:) for $229.00 Worth of Merchandise this Week

Rite Aid Deals + Johnson and Johnson Rebate Scenerio:Updated

This afternoon I went to Rite Aid to get my products for the Johnson and Johnson Rebate. Most folks already know about the rebate, $10 back on a $30 purchase of select Johnson and Johnson Products here.

Here's what I bought:
1 Lubriderm Lotion 16oz $6.99
1 Lubriderm Lotion 6oz $4.69
2 Clean and Clear Morning Burst $12.98 (added bonus, they had an attached makeup remover!)
1 Aveno Nourish Shampoo $6.99
1 GE lightbulb 2 pk $2.00

Total Before Coupons $31.65

Coupons Used:
(2) $1.00 off Lubriderm Rite Aid Cpn (from flyer)
(1) $1.00 off Aveno Rite Aid Cpn (from flyer)
(2) $1.00 off Clean and Clear Rite Aid Cpn (from flyer)
(2) $2.00 off Lubriderm manufacturer cpns
(2) $2.00 off Clean and Clear manufacturer cpns
(1) $2.50 off Aveno manufacturer cpn

Updated to Add:
There seems to be debate on whether the rebate's "$30 worth of product" wording means before or after coupons see Southern Saver's post here. You might want to skip this one, unless you need the product, or don't mind the gamble. Note: the rebate form and all manufacturer coupons can be found here

Total After Coupons $15.16
Total After Rite Aid Single Check Rebate $13.16!
Total After $10 rebate $3.16!

Was hoping to break even and get everything for free, but $1.26 isn't so bad (considering $2.01 of my total was tax, and I couldn't find a coupon for it...yet :)

Target Run=Free Buddy Bars, Bandaids and Lotion

Made a run to Target today and picked up the following:

2 Packages of Electrasol Dishwasher tabs $8.88 (I thought these were $3.79ea ugg)
1 Johnson and Johnson First Aid kit (travel size) $1.02
5 Packages of Johnson and Johnson bandaids (8ct) $5.10
5 Johnson and Johnson Buddy Bars (kids soap) $4.85
1 Johnson and Johnson Baby Lotion $1.02
1 Tide 2x (travel size) $.97
1 Battery for the dog's collar $(price unknown for some reason I can't find it on my receipt)

Total before Coupons: $21.81

Coupons used:
(2) $2.50 off Electrasol 1/3 SS
(1) $1.00 off Johnson and Johnson first aid (says not for travel size, but I tried it just to see if the cashier would push it through and he did) 1/3 RP
(5) $1.00 off Johnson and Johnson baby product 1/3 RP
(1) $1.00 off Johnson and Johnson lotion printable here
(1) $1.00 off Tide any size 12/27 PG

Total Due After coupons:
$4.55 (including $0.76 tax)
Total Out of Pocket $ZERO! I used a $5.00 gift card I received from reviewing kid friendly attractions, stores, parks etc. on Lila's Guide here It was quick and easy and I got my card in less than a month. You can sign up even if you don't have kids (I filled mine out based on knowledge of places I've been that would be kid friendly).

Thursday, January 14

CVS Finds 1/14

Finally I made it over to CVS this week. There weren't a lot of great deals on things we need, but here's what I picked up...

Transaction 1 (self checkout)

1 Nature's Bounty Fish oil 120 ct $10.49
1 Nature's Bounty Fish oil 120 ct $Free (bogo this week)
1 Oil of Olay Quench Lotion $9.99

Coupons Used:
(1) $5.00 off $20 purchase CVS (Sacramento Bee printable exp. 1/16)
(2) $3.00 off Nature's Bounty printables (enter codes from previous purchases)
(1) $3.00 off olay quench lotion (from Cosmo magazine I got for free)
(1) $6.00 ECB from last time

Total Out of Pocket $1.07 ($0.59 was sales tax) For $30.49 worth of product Got back $3.00 ECB to use next time and will submit the $9.99 for the Olay Quench Rebate to make this a money maker.

Transaction 2

1 Nature's Bounty Fish oil 120 ct $10.49
1 Nature's Bounty Fish oil 120 ct $Free (bogo this week)
1 Puffs Tissue $0.96
2 Panteen Shampoo/Conditioner $6.97
1 Bayer Low Dose (Shout out to my grandma, these are for you) $1.99
1 CVS chocolate covered fruit/nuts $.99
1 L'Oreal eye shadow $1.75 on 75% clearance

Coupons Used:
(1) $5.00 off $20 purchase CVS (Sacramento Bee printable exp. 1/16)
(2) $3.00 off Nature's Bounty printables (enter codes from previous purchases)
(1) $1.00 off Puffs (from a home mailing)
(1) $3.00 off 2 Panteen from the 12/27
(1) $1.00 off 1 Bayer low dose 12/27?
(1) $4.00 ECB from last time
(1) $1.00 ECB from last time

Total Out of Pocket would have been $1.14 ($0.45 of which was sales tax)but I paid with a amex gift card I've had in my wallet for a while For $40.73 worth of product Got back $3.00 ECB and $2.00 ECB to use next time.

Note to self, always scan every item you buy before you check out. My totals were off on the second transaction and I ended up having to buy the cvs fruit because the aspirin was on sale (unmarked, because the actual aspirin I wanted to buy wasn't in stock). If I had known I would have bought something more useful then chocolate covered fruit, but I had to grab whatever was closest to not hold up the line, Oh well, E will be happy.

Wednesday, January 13

Coupon Organization...finally

So I've been debating for a while about what the best way to organize my coupons is. I bought a little coupon organizer, but it just wasn't working for me and I could never find the coupons I wanted when I needed them. I came across a few blogger post by couponers who use this "baseball card holder" system and I decided to give it a go. I ordered the card holders (a 100 pack) on e-bay for $16.00 and went to work organizing and clipping. I plan to put them in a big binder organizer with tabs for each category of groceries. I think it will save me a lot of time and energy which is important since I'll be starting a new job on Tuesday :)

The second photo is what came in the mail yesterday. A full size bottle of suave rosemary mint shampoo, a copy of car and driver (free subscription I found for E), and two high value coupons. One for a free bag of Royal Canin cat food (from signing up for catster (yes I only signed up to get the coupon, no, I'm not a crazy cat lady, crazy maybe, cat lady, no) and one for $5.00 off Similac baby formula (not sure how I got on this mailing list since I don't have kids, but man baby formula is expensive).

Tuesday, January 12

Mailbox Monday

Here's what came in the mail today:

Hill's Science Diet Dog Treats, snag some here

Arm and Hammer trial size toothpaste (can't remember where this one came from)

Don't forget to download Subway's free workout music (I actually purchased some of these songs previously), but for anyone who hasn't you can't beat a bunch of free top 40 jams.

Sunday, January 10

Week In Review

Here's this week's breakdown

Drugstore/Super Store Totals:

Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $541.10
Spent: $47.79
Rebates: $30.99
Total out of pocket minus Rebates: $12.80
Cumulative Percent Saved: 92%

Grocery Store:

Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: $138.47
Total out of pocket: $46.29
Cumulative Percent Saved: 67%

Misc. Other Spending: (shoes and lunch a qdoba this week)
Cumulative Merchandise purchased this week: 73.67
Total out of pocket: $36.47
Cumulative Percent Saved: 50%

$95.56 for $753.24 Worth of Merchandise

Goals for the Month:

$150 for Groceries ($37.50 a week for the two of us)
$200 for misc other expenses ($50 a week for pet food, eating out, drug store purchases, gifts, etc. basically anything that isn't rent, subway pass, cell phone or any other monthly bill).

Rite Aid $3.22 Money Maker!

Here's what I picked up a Rite Aid this morning:

1 Contac Cold & Flu for $4.99
1 Theraflu for $4.99
1 GE Soft White Bulbs 2 pack $2.00
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner for $12.99

Coupons Used:
(1) Rite Aid $5/$20 coupon from watching ads
(1) $2.00 Contact coupon from the 1/10 Red Plum
(1) $2.00 Theraflu coupon from the 12/6 Smart Source
(1) $7.00 Scrubbing Bubbles Internet Printable
(1) $3.00 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner from the Rite Aid circular

Paid $5.97 for everything and will get back...
$4.99 Single Check Rebate #33 for the Contact
$3.00 Single Check Rebate #38 for the Theraflu
$2.00 Single Check Rebate #89 for the GE bulbs

Final cost all the above FREE + a $3.32 moneymaker for $24.97 worth of product! This great deal courtesy of info found on hip2save's website here

I Heart Orange and Orange Shoes

Orange has recently become one of my very favorite colors, so when I saw these cute little shoes how could I say no?

They were on sale 30% off (sale price $49.95). I had two DSW coupons (one, $10 off any purchase from my birthday last year and one, $5 off any purchase from my birthday this year). I also picked up some shoe polish and a package of shoe grips for the bottom of a very cute, but very slippery pair of flats that have almost killed me 3 times.

They are Keens and 100% vegan, which I really like. Even the box was recyclable. Maybe they aren't super hip or sexy, but what they lack in style they certainly make up for in comfort, and ultimately that's what matters to me the most.

Total cost for the Shoes, grippers and polish: $27.17
Total Saved: $29.98

Excuse the dog butt in this photo, I was too lazy to crop.

Free or Better at Walmart!

Here's a shot of some of the things I picked up today at Wal*Mart for free. Although I have mixed feelings about shopping at/supporting WalMart with my business (ok I hate shopping at Wal*Mart), I am willing to do it occasionally for a decent sale (or when I can leave, having made money.

Tonight I picked up the following:
3 (12 packs) of Schick Razors $1.97 each
used 3, $2.00 off any schick razor coupons

5 (97 yd) Reach Floss Packs $.97 each
used 5, $1.00 off any Reach product (1/3 Red Plum)

1 Roll of Duck packaging tape $1.08
used 1, $1.00 off any duck tape printable here

Your Wal*Mart's policy may vary, but all the ones I've been to so far will accept a coupon with a value higher then the actual product's value, meaning overage!. So essentially the $.03 I made on each of the 5 razor packs and 5 floss packs paid for the $.08 that I owed for the packaging tape. Yay for freebies! Tomorrow I'll post about a fabulous pair of orange shoes I bought at DSW on the cheap, stay tuned.

Friday, January 8

CVS Transaction numero deux

2 Boxes of Soy Joy $12.00
1 Olay regenerist cleanser $7.99
1 Visine eye drops $1.99
1 L'Oreal Lip Stick $2.25 (check for ones with green 75% off stickers!)
1 L'Oreal face powder $2.62
1 L'Oreal mascara $1.87

Coupons Used:

(1) $5.00 off $20.00 purchase
(1) $3.00 off Olay Regenerist CVS coupon (ask the makeup counter ladies, it expires 1/9)
(1) $1.00 off Olay cleanser manufacturer coupon from the 1/3 RP
(1) $1.00 off L'Oreal eye product
(1) $1.00 off L'Oreal lip product
(1) $3.00 off L'Oreal face makeup product
(1) $2.00 off any visine product

Total Spent:

$13.57 ($0.85 tax) for $52.78 worth of Product
This would have been far less up front out of pocket (except for my card mess up from a few days ago). So really, $13.57-12.00 ECBS I got back= $1.57 for everyting above and I'll be submitting for the $15.00 Olay regenerist rebate, so this will actually turn out to be a nice little moneymaker when all is said and done.

CVS run 1/8

Here's what I picked up today:

Transaction 1-

2 boxes of soy joy bars $12.00
2 Glade fabric Fresheners $7.98
1 Visine eye drops $1.99

Coupons used:
$ 5.00 off a $20 purchase cvs printable (Sacramento Bee)
$ 2.00 off any visine product printable
$ 12.00 CVS ECB
$ 2.00 CVS ECB

Total Spent out of Pocket= $1.40 ($0.43 tax)for $25.38 worth of product

Got back: $12.00 in ECBs from the soy joy plus $6.00 in ECBs for the glade for a moneymaker of $2.60 for me, Plus whichever lucky sister e-mails or calls me first will get a $5 SC Johnson Rebate mailed to their home (from the two bottles of glade, plus an additional bottle purchased on my last trip).

Fine print...offer good for my actual sisters only:-)

Wednesday, January 6

Rite Aid Nivea Deal

Tonight I stopped by Rite Aid to pick up the Nivea Lip Treatment that was on sale this week BOGO.

Here's what I got:
5 Nivea (regular)$2.99 each*5= $14.95
5 Nivea (cherry) $2.99 BOGO
2 Listerine mouthwash $3.50 (I bought one and E bought one so we can submit both for the SCR)

Coupons used:
(5) BOGO Nivea from the 1/3 Redplum
(1) $0.50 on Listerine from the 1/3 Redplum

Total=$6.00 Out of Pocket and $6 will be refunded by Rite Aid
So...$FREE!! (well actually not free, $0.25 Sales Tax)for $36.90 Worth of Product

Tuesday, January 5

Yes I Go to CVS A Lot

It's by my house (less than a 4 minute walk), so I usually try to do a deal at least a couple times a week. This week with all of the doubles deals I've already been there 3 times. Amazingly they are still very nice and very accommodating, so accommodating in fact, that I used the "wrong" cvs card today and the cashier at self checkout pushed through all of the wrong ecbs. I have two cvs cards, one is my mother's that I use to buy deals for her since she doesn't have a cvs and one is mine.

I mistakenly used her card when I was suppose to use mine and then I couldn't figure out why my oust ECBs didn't print. They didn't print because I had already reached my limit (yesterday) when I bought 4 on my own card. Strangely, this is how I found out the limit on the oust is actually 6 not 4 as I previously thought. Unfortunately that means that I bought 8 and only got ECBs for 6. I'm going to try and return them tomorrow, since I was only buying them for the ECBs and don't really need 8 cans of air sanitizer.

A neat little deal for everyone that got the $3.00 off glade fragrance collection cvs printout...use the 3.00 register coupon plus the $2.00 coupon from various magazines to get $1.71 of free money to use towards another item (when you buy the 2oz soy candle at $3.29. I used the $1.71 plus .68 left on and ECB (after all of my purchases) to get a full size bag of tostitos corn chips (not shown in photo) for only $0.61!

Total=$2.46 For $64.56 worth of Product

Plus $13.00 ECBs to use next time (should have been $19.00 if I had used the right card).

Monday, January 4

Today's Gets...Free TP from CVS!

I bought:

2 eye shadows on sale for $1.25 each (regular price 4.99 each)=$2.50
2 Foundations on sale for $2.62 each (regular price $10.49)=$5.54
1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper $12.88 (regular price $15.99)
2 Boxes of soy joy bars $6.00 (regular price $7.49)=$12.00
4 oust sanitizers at $3.99 each (regular price $3.99)=$15.96
2 Colgate Max Toothpastes 2 for $5.00 (regular price $3.29 each)
1 GE Energy Saver light bulb $2.99 (regular price $5.99)
1 Travel size Renu contact solution $1.99
1 Bag of Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds $.99 (not shown)
1 Bag of Cashews $.99 half off paid .50 (had to buy these because my total was less than my ECB, still haven't figured out why sometimes I can pay tax with ECBs and sometimes I can't, varies time to time).


Coupons Used:

2 ($5.00 off 20:these were two transactions) CVS printable from the Sacramento Bee
2($1.00 off 1 Loreal eye shadow) coupons 1/3 SS
2 ($3.00 off Loreal Foundation) coupon 1/3 SS
1 ($.050) off Cottonelle TP online printable
2 bogo oust coupons from the 1/3 SS
1 ($1.00) off colgate from the 12/6 SS
1 ($.75) off colgate internet printable
1 (2.00) off GE energy saver
1 (2.00) off Renu internet printable (no longer available)
$30.00 in ECBS

Total Paid=$2.02!
For $93.61 worth of product!
Received back: $32.00 back in ECBS

I'm pleased with this trip as I paid with $30 in ECBS and got back $32 ECBS. I paid $2.02 out of pocket ($1.20 of which was 7% sales tax ugg) so I really only ended up paying $.02 for everything above or a little over a $30 money maker (depending on how you want to look at it).

Sunday, January 3

CVS Steals 1/3- Loreal 75% off!

Today I stopped by CVS to pick up a paper and low and behold... select Loreal products on clearance 75% off!!

I bought:

2 eye shadows on sale for $1.25 (regular price 4.99 each)=$9.98
1 mascara on sale for $1.87 (regular price $7.49)=$7.49
1 Newspaper (for the inserts) $2.00

Minus 3 ($1.00 off 1 Loreal product 1/3SS) coupons
Minus $3.00 ECBS

Total Paid=$0.68!
For $19.10 worth of product! Plus a lot of money saving coupons for the future.

Saturday, January 2

CVS and Shop Rite Finds, Plus Dinner for less than a Quarter!

Here's what I picked up at CVS and Shop Rite this afternoon (not shown in the photo is a package of chicken breast and a loaf of bread that already made their way to the fridge).

1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Calcium $11.99
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Calcium $ FREE
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Calcium $11.99
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Calcium $ FREE
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Echinacea $ 7.99
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Echinacea $ FREE
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Echinacea $ 7.99
1 Bottle of Fish Oil (7.99) $ Free
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Vitamin C $ 6.49
1 Bottle of Nature's Bounty Magnesium $ Free
1 Bottle Dawn Hand Renewal $ .99
3 Ivory 3 pack Soap (.99*3) $ 2.97
1 Colgate total Toothpaste $ 2.99
3 Liters of Coke $ 3.00
2 Secret Deodorant (2 for $4) $ 4.00
CVS Earth Essentials Paper Towel bogo 50% $1.30
CVS Earth Essentials Paper Towel bogo $.65 (fillers for a 2.00 Nature's Bounty cpn)

Coupons Used in two separate transactions:
(2) $5 off $20 Purchase (Sacramento paper)
6 Nature's Bounty $5.00
3 Nature's Bounty $2.00
2 Nature's Bounty $3.00
1 Colgate $1.00
3 Coke 3(1.00) $3.00
3 Ivory 3(1.00) $2.97
1 Dawn Hand Renewal $0.50
2 Secret (.25) $0.50
ECBS from last trip $4.00

Total Spent For Everything Above:
$1.16 (including tax!)
Plus I got back $19.00 in ECBS to spend next time, Meaning I "made" $17.84 yay!
Total Saved=$118.45!!

At Shop Rite I picked up a loaf of Nature's Pride bread (sale for $1.59) and I used a .75 coupon that doubled to 1.50. Total for the bread $0.09. I also bought two packages of egg noodles for 1.50 each (using a .75 coupon that doubled to $1.50). Chicken was on sale so I got a package of breast tenders for $2.15 and used $2.00 in rewards from my last shopping trip. Total for the bread, two packages of noodles and a package of chicken= $0.25! I think I'll cook the chicken with some cream of mushroom soup that I got on sale at target a few weeks back. I'll put everything over egg noodles and cook up a little broccoli that I have on hand. Quick and Easy dinner for two, for less than a quarter a person!!

Friday, January 1

A&P Triple Coupon Deals 1/1-1/7

Stopped by A&P this afternoon for my first coupon shopping of the year and it was triple coupons yay! Unfortunately, almost nothing was on sale because of the triple coupon sale and a lot of coupons just expired on 12/31. But I did find a few good deals. Here are some of the better match-ups I found...

Keep in mind coupons that say "Do Not Double" will not be tripled and Internet coupons may or may not be eligible for tripling at your store (I didn't try this trip).

French's Fried Onions $2.04 (cheddar flavor)
$.75/1 from the 12/13 Smart Source (I also had a .50 off 1 that I used)
Final Price $FREE!

French's Fried Onions 2.99

$.75/1 from the 12/13 Smart Source
Final Price $.74

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes $2 for 3
$.35/1 (not sure what insert)
Final Price $FREE!

McCormick Cocktail Sauce 1.99

Final Price $.49

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $2.00

$.25/1 from the 12/13 Smart Source
Final Price $1.25

Weight Watchers String Cheese $3.50
$.75/1 All You Magazine
Final Price $1.25 (not a bad price if you like these)

Argo Corn Starch or Baking Powder $1.69
Final Price $.49

Franks Hot Sauce $1.29

Final Price $FREE

Kebbler Graham Cracker Pie Crust $1.99

Final Price $1.09

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta $1.99

$.75/1 (coupon said DND, but I "sneaked" it in without any problems)
Final Price $FREE

Total Spent Today $47.79
Total Saved with A&P Card $6.64
Total Saved with Coupons $43.00

Paid $9.98 for $47.79 worth of groceries, not too shabby for my first triple coupon event.