Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My FREE CVS trip!

Jonathan and I just returned from vacation today and after going a week and a half without couponing, I was having some serious withdrawals. ;)

And lucky for me when I checked our mailbox I had several surprises!

While I was away I had received my $3 RR from the Catalina company, my $15 from P&G, AND a CVS flyer with 7 FREE coupons!

The CVS flyer was advertising a new store opening!
One of the Qs it came with was a FREE $5 gift card for meeting the pharmacist!!
And it also came with $5/$15 Q!
I was so happy and decided to make a quick trip! :)

First I went to the Pharmacy to receive my free $5 gift card then started my 'shopping'
Here is what I got:

Bayer Advanced: $4.49
Palmolive: $1.99
CVS CoCo Lotion: $2.19
2 ltr Coke Zero: $1.77
2- Peanut Butter Snickers: $1.19
Sale: $75 each
Minus Free Bayer CVS Q
Minus Free Palmolive CVS Q
Minus Free Coke CVS Q
Minus Free (up to $3) any CVS Pharmacy brand item

Total: $.69
Received: $.75 ECB for the snickers.

I had to buy the snickers because the CVS brand Q took off $3 even though my item was only $2.19 and the cashier didn't know how to adjust it down. :)

Total worth: $12.82
Total Spent: $.69
With $.75 back in ECBs!
And a $5 gift card!

I'm very satisfied!! :)

Mail Call! Back from Vacation With Lots of Goodies in the Mailbox!

Whew! Jonathan and I are finally home from vacation and we had a STUFFED mailbox!
In our full mailbox were 2 envelopes that I have been waiting for!
One had my $3 RR from Walgreens that didn't print a couple of weeks ago, and the other was from P&G with a $15 prepaid MasterCard! (from a promotion a while back, spend $50 get a $15 card)
I was super excited about the $15 card since I paid NOTHING on the items that counted toward the $15!

Also in the mail was a flyer for CVS advertising their new location, and it came with TONS of coupons for FREE items as well as a $5 off $15 purchase and a coupon for a FREE $5 gift card if I met the pharmacist!
How cool is that!?!?

Well now that we are back I am excited to check out this weeks sale papers and hopefully get in on some great deals!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Walmart Money Maker Trip! :)

I happened to be at Walmart this morning and noticed that they had some of the $1 bags of Beneful and I remembered that there was a $2/1 Q from a couple of weeks ago that had NO size or variety restrictions so I totally bailed on Jenny Bouler and our VBS craft shopping to run to my car and get my Qs! It's a $1 Money Maker! How could I not!?!? ;)
I had 10 Qs and got 11 bags.
The cashier kind of freaked out when she saw my total dip into the negatives (she had never seen it before) and forgot to scan my last Q before asking the manager about it.
The CSM told her it was okay and cashed me out. So I should have received $2 more back than I did, but I'm not complaining.
I LOVE having Walmart hand me money at the end of my transaction instead of me handing them money! :)

Poster Board: $.97
Bolthouse Farms Protein drink: $2.58
11 Beneful Dog Food: $1
Minus (9) $2/1 Q ($18)
Total before Qs: $15.69
Total after Qs: -2.31

I was so glad I remembered this Q when I saw the bags of food hanging on the end of the isles.
My doggies were getting kind of low on food! :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Walreens Trip.

I had $4 RR burning a hole in my pocket from last week so I decided to make a trip today.

So here is what I got:

Transaction 1:
2- Coconut 3 Musketeers: $.79
Sale: 2/$1
Mid-Nite for Menopause $9.99
Sale: $5.99
Minus $1/1 Q
Minus $4 RR from last week

Total: $1.99
Received: $5 RR

Transaction 2:
U by Kotex "click": $6.49
Chapstick 5 Pack: $5
Clearance: $1.25
Minus $5 RR from #2

Total: $.24
Received: $3 RR.

Product worth: $23.06
Total Spent: $2.23
With $3 RR back! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kraft Milk Bites $.75/pack at Winn Dixie!

This week Winn-Dixie has the Kraft Milk Bites (5 pack) on sale BOGO Free at $3.49

If you "like" them on Facebook you can print a $1/1 coupon!
I was able to print off 4 Qs and got my 4 boxes today!

4 Kraft Milk Bites $3.49- $13.96
Sale: BOGO Free (minus $6.98)
Minus (4) $1/1 Q

Total: $2.98

I had never tried them before but I got 2 boxes of the Mixed Berry and 2 boxes of Oatmeal Raisin.
I tried one of the Mixed Berry when I got home and it was absolutely delicious!
Each bar has 30% of your daily Calcium and 5 grams of protein!
I'm excited that I now have a yummy EASY breakfast! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Walgreens Trip! More Great Clearance Finds! :)

On my way to church I decided to pop into Wags to see if they happened to have anymore of the Banana Boat Sunscreen on clearance.
I couldn't remember if they had anymore or not.

And they did!
I didn't see them at first, they were hidden behind all the Beggin' Strips!
Someone had reminded me that there was a Q in the 4/22 SS so I brought those with me and ended up getting 2 more spray cans for only $3.75!!!
Kinda bummed I didn't realize I had a Q yesterday but still a great deal!

Also, they had the 6 oz bags of Purina Beggin' Strips on clearance for $1.19!
And there is a $1/2 Q in the 3/25 RP!
Making them $.69 each!

Here is how it went:

Transaction 1:
2 Banana Boat Kids- $10.49
Clearance: $5.75
Minus (2) $1/1 Q

Total: $3.75
Making them only $1.88 each!

Transaction 2:
6- Purina Beggin Strips- $3
Clearance: $1.19 each: $7.14
Minus (3) $1/2 Q

Total: $4.14
Making them $.69 each!!

Total Worth: $38.98
Total Spent: $7.89

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today's Shopping Trips!

So while I was out after running by the post office I decided to stop by Target and pick up 20 more bottles of Sobe Life Water.
I love this stuff!
I did it in 2 transactions:

Transaction 1:
10 Sobe Life Water: $1
Minus $10 GC
Received: $5 GC

Transaction 2
10 Sobe Life Water $1
Minus $5 GC
Total: $5
Received: $5GC

I now have a total of 40 Sobe Life Water and have spent $15.

After my trip to Target I stopped by Walgreens and I'm so glad I did!
I had see that they have the Yardleys body was on sale from $4.99 to $1.99
And there was a $1/1 Q in this weeks paper making it only $.99 each!

As I was on my way out I noticed that the Banana Boat 50+ SPF was on sale BOG1 FREE.
That is when I remembered that I has seen some Banana Boat for Kids 50 SPF on Clearance for only $5.75!!
So I decided to grab 2 of the clearances spray sunscreen and take them to the front to see if they happened to be on sale BOGO Free.
So I was able to get 2 continuous spray sunscreen for $5.75!

Today's Trip:
4- Yardleys Body Wash: $4.99
Sale: $1.99
Minus (4) $1/1 Q

Total: $3.96

2 Banana Boat Sunscreen: $10.49
Clearance: $5.75

Total: $5.75

Total Worth: $40.94
Total Spent: $9.71

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Walgreens Trip! With NO Qs! :)

So after finishing up my days worth of studying I decided to go to Walgreens since I had $3 RR burning a hole in my pocket from the Kotex deal and there were a few deals this week.
And I used NO coupons! Only my rolling RRs!

So here it goes:

Transaction 1
Lanacane Anti-Itch Cream $6.49
Sale: $5
Minus $3 RR from Kotex Deal

Total: $2
Received: $5 RR

Transactions 2,4,&6:
Emerald Almonds: $1.29
TN Dickinsons Witch Hazel: $6.99
Sale: $4
Minus $5 RR (from #s 1,3,& 5)

Total: $.29
Received: $4 RR
(I still have $4 RR for next time from transaction #6!)

Transactions 3&5
Lanacane Anti-Itch Cream $6.49
Sale: $5
Minus $4 RR (from #s 2 & 4)

Total: $1
Received: $5 RR

Total worth: $44.31
Total spent: $4.87
And I still have $4 RR for next time!
It's like I paid $.87 for it all! :)

Today's Target Trip! Loving These $5 Gift Card Sales and $3 Ladies Shirts!!!

Okay, before I go into today's trip details there are 2 things:

1) Target caught on to the great deals everyone was getting on the Nivea Gift Card sale and the $.87 travel tins no longer count toward the $5 GC. BUMMER!
But... There is still a good deal to be got! ;)
Here is how it will work:

3- 13.5 oz Nivea Lotion
Sale- $4.22 each: $12.66
Minus (3) $2/1 Q

Total: $6.66
Receive: $5 GC
It's like paying $1.66 for all 3 bottles of lotion! Still a good deal! :)

2) The items I got on sale today and will be blogging about is Sobe Water.
If you have been following the boycott of Pepsi-Co then you know that Sobe is part of Pepsi-Co.
Since Pepsi-Co has officially ended their partnership with Synomyx I have no convictions about buying their products now.
(More on that here)
But some people are still boycotting them because they support Planned Parenthood.
If you are one of these people I respect your convictions but please respect my decision to purchase these products.
I have NO intention in getting into any kind of conflict or argument about this.

So now, about my trip today!
Target has the Sobe Water on sale for 10/$10 ($1 each) and you receive a $5 GC when you purchase 10!
So I got 20!!!
Jonathan loves these and with the weather already in the 90s I will probably be going back to stock up on these for summer! :)
And they now have some with coconut water!!!
Since coconut water is my new addiction I just had to get some for myself! :)

Here is how I did it:

20 Sobe Water
Minus $9.80 GC from Nivea deal yesterday.
Total: $10.20
Received: $10 Gift Card!!
Makes them $.01 each!!! :)

Also Pictured are 3 Merona Ladies blouses.
These are originally $9!
On sale for $6
Minus a $3/1 Target Q

Made them $3 each!!!!
They fit kind of strange but I like them!
They will be great for vacation at the end of the month!! :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My $9.80 Nivea Money Maker at Target!!!

While scanning the coupon forum that I am a member of I saw a post about the awesome Nivea deal at Target, so of course I checked it out.
And boy is it good!
This week at Target you get a $5 Gift card when you buy 3 Nivea items.
(per Target policy your total has to be at least the price of the GC being offered before Qs to qualify)
And there are $2/1 Qs out for some Nivea body lotion, combine that with some $.87 lotion travel tins and you have one heck of a deal!

I ended up getting (6) 13.5 oz lotions and 12 travel tins.
Spent $2.96 for the first transaction then rolled my GCs and left the store with $9.80 in gift cards!!!
I literally got PAID $6.84 for $41.52 worth of stuff!!
No worries, I didn't shelf clear! There is still plenty left! :)

Here is how it worked:

Transaction 1:
2- Nivea Lotion Travel Tins $1.01
Price Cut: $.87
1- Nivea Lotion 13.5 oz $4.90
Price Cut- $4.22
Minus $2/1 MQ (4/29 RP)
Minus $1/1 TQ

Total: $2.96
Received: $5 GC

Transactions 2-6
2- Nivea Lotion Travel Tins $1.01
Price Cut: $.87
1- Nivea Lotion 13.5 oz $4.90
Price Cut- $4.22
Minus $2/1 MQ (4/29 RP)
Total: $3.96

Paid with $5 GC
Received: $5 GC

Total product worth: $41.52
Total spent: $2.96 with $9.80 left on my Gift Cards!!

I am still amazed at how smoothly this all worked out!
I still have 4 Qs left, I may go get some more later on. :)

Go get yours now!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Super Awesome Walgreens Trip!! :)

I don't know how I missed this awesome deal at Walgreens but I sure am glad I caught it before my Q expires TOMORROW!

But before I go on about the awesome deal let me brag on my wonderful cashier that checked me out at Walgreens. (the second one I went to)
She was SO patient with me! I had already gotten 2 boxes at the Walgreens by my house so I was only getting 10 boxes at this Wags.
But still. 10 Transactions is a lot.
But she was great and did not try to rush me or anything!
I was so pleased with her and thanked her so much when I left!
I was almost as happy with the service I received as I was with the awesome deal I got! :)

Back to the deal.
U by Kotex tampons are on sale from $5.99 to $3.99 with $3 RR back!
Usually the RRs won't roll for the same product but they were for the tampons!
so I was able to take the 3 RR I would get from one transaction and use it along with my $1/1 Q to make them FREE!

Transaction 1:
U by Kotex: $5.99
Sale $3.99
Minus $1/1 Q (3/25 SS)

Total: $2.99
Received: 3 RR

Transaction 2-12
Filler- $.49 (I had to purchase 2 items in order to use my Q and my RR
U by Kotex $5.99
Sale $3.99
Minus $1/1 Q (3/25 SS)
Minus 3 RR from previous purchase

Total: $.48
Received: 3 RR

I was able to do this transaction 11 times and still ended with 3 RR!
The fillers I got included:
2 packs of peppermints
4 silly bands
4 3-pk Christmas Chapstick.
1 Box of Jello
(I was lucky to find some great clearance items to use as fillers!! )

Total Trip Worth: $97.12
Total Trip Spent: $7.54 with $3 RR to spend for my next trip!
It's like only paying $4.54 for right at $100 worth of stuff!!! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today's Target Trip!

So last week when I went into Target I noticed they had some Halls Vitamin C drops on clearance but I never thought twice about it.
When I stopped in today to pick up what I needed to make cupcakes I saw they were still there.
So I checked the coupon database and saw that there was a coupon out for Halls.
So I picked some up.
18 packs. :)

18 Halls Drops $1.39- $25.02
Clearance: $.68- $12.24
Minus (9) $1/2 Qs

Total: $3.24

We love these!
They are great to take when you feel like a cold is coming on!
So glad I was able to pick some up!
And there were still some bags left! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Winn Dixie Trip!

Let me start by saying that it has been FOREVER since I have shopped at Winn Dixie, but I'm glad I decided to look at the list of sales today! (especially since today is the last day for them)
As you can see, I did not get any actual grocery items but I am still happy with my trip!

8 Playtex Gentle Guide $4.79
On sale: BOG1 FREE
Minus (8) $1/1 Q

4 Crystal Light Drink Mix $3.99
Minus (2) $1/2 Q

Coffee Mate Creamer $2.50
Minus FREE (up to $3.99) Q
Even though it only cost $2.50 the Q still took off 3.99.

Total before Qs and Sales: $56.78
Total after Qs and Sales: $18

I was super excited about the tampon sale.
After the BOG1 Free sale and my $1/1 Q it made them only $1.40 a box!!!!
And I got $.20 off per gallon of gas at Shell just from the tampons alone!
I will also be able to submit the UPCs in and receive 4 make-up bags valued at $45 each!
How awesome is that!?!?!?

After I left I realized that I completely forgot to bring one of my $5/$30 purchase Winn Dixie Qs that I got from the Orlando Enjoy the City book.
But oh we'll. I am still happy with my savings!! :)
There's always next time!