Friday, October 30, 2009

CVS - Rolling Extra Bucks

I had $10 in EB expiring Wednesday so after I picked my son up from school, I made a quick run through CVS.

5 Dove Deodorant, $3.50 ea
1 Degree Deodorant, $3.50
1 gallon milk, $1.99
1 Greenworks All-purpose Cleaner, $2.99
2 pkg Starbucks Vanilla Bean Truffles, $1.25 ea (clearance & oh so GOOD)

$5/$25 CVS flu shot coupon
(4) $2.00 Dove Deodorant printables
(1) $1.00 Dove Deodorant, 10/4 RP
(1) 75 Degree, don't remember which insert
(1) $2.00 Greenworks coupon from a Publix booklet picked up during the one & only trip I've been able to make to Publix
$10 EB

The cashier was having problems with coupons scanning so she entered them all as CVS coupons which came out better for me because that adjusted tax. So my OOP was $2.39 and I got back $10 in EB. Pretty happy with this trip!

Sorry for My Absence This Week!

It's just been an incredibly busy week; I managed to go to CVS Wednesday because I had $10 EB expiring that day. I'll post it in a few minutes. I went to Kroger yesterday (spent almost $50; only saved 65% - I know that's not a bad number at all, really...) and I've already managed to lose my receipt. I'll try to find it and post. Tomorrow I have to hit Walgreens and stock up on $2.50 Coca-Cola - woo hoo - and get some stuff for my parents. I also need to see what coupons I have that are expiring tomorrow that could possibly make for some freebies so I can get that while I'm in town tomorrow. We'll see how well it works out!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Very First Giveaway Winners!

I picked soooo scientifically - with 13 entries (I realize it's showing 14 comments, but there was a duplicate) I told my son to pick two numbers from one to thirteen. He asked why; I said because, and he picked 5 & 7.

So, pjrj68 (withwings4031...) & Darrell (miamichickens...) have been notified by email and have until 10:00 pm (Central Time Zone) Monday, October 26th to reply with their information. Should one of them not respond, I will pick another winner Tuesday.

Very Small Kroger Trips Today

I had to make a cake for a fall festival tonight & needed a cake mix, so I made a quick run to town today.

Park Avenue Kroger

2 tubs Duncan Hines frosting, $1.67 ea
used 55¢/2, doubled to $1.10 SS 10/11

2 Duncan Hines cake mixes, $1.00 ea
used 55¢/2, doubled to $1.10 SS 10/11

11 pouches Bumblebee Tuna, $1.00 ea
used (11) $1.00 coupons, printed from Smartsource

1 pouch Bumblebee Albacore Tuna, $1.25
used 55¢ coupon, doubled to $1.10

5 lb Gold Medal Flour
used 50¢ coupon, doubled to $1.00

2 eyeglass repair kits, clearance 25 ea

5 pkg Bic Soleil Razors, $6.79 ea B1G1
used (5) $3.00 coupons, SS 9/20

I didn't intend to get all 5 packages of razors, I just picked up all 5 planning to see if I could find another one somewhere & forgot to put the extra back. So when my cashier scanned them, I just took out a 5th coupon & went ahead and paid for it. After I checked out, I went to customer service & they gave me a rain check for a free package since the sale was B1G1 & they had an odd number. I'll have to see how they do the rain check to see if I'm able to still use my last $3.00 coupon. Even if i can't, it's a good deal with the coupons I was able to use.

Mfg Cpn Savings $27.15
Bonus Cpn Savings $2.15
Kroger Plus Savings $23.11
Total Savings (81%) $52.41

Total, including $1.25 tax = $12.90

I wanted some of the Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, but Park Avenue only had 1 bag, so I ran into Southside and got:

3 bags Nut Clusters (all they had), $2.50 ea
Buy 4 get $4.00 off item
used (3) $1.60 printable coupons
- (2) $1.00 Cellfire ecoupons for nut clusters
- (1) 40¢ Cellfire ecoupon for granola bars (I don't why it's coded to work on these)

2 Hormel Dinty Moore Beef Stew, clearance $1.39 ea
used 75¢/2 Hormel Compleats

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Tins, $2.69 ea
used (2) $1.50 coupons found in previous purchases

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills, $2.69 ea
used buy holder, get refill free coupons found in dispense on shelf, cashier put through at the regular price of $3.49 ea

1 bag Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, clearance $2.09
used $1.00 Hershey's Special Dark Coupons

1 loaf Bunny Bread, $1.00
used 25¢ coupon, doubled to 50¢

1 box Post Bran Flakes, $3.49
Buy 4 get $4.00 off item

Mfg Cpn Savings $19.18
Bonus Cpn Savings $0.25
Kroger Plus Savings $11.76
Total Savings (88%) $31.19

Total $4.06

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Well, the Good News is...

that I had no problems with the Mayfield Walgreens adjusting my $4.00 Air Wick coupon down to $3.99. The bad news is they were out of the compact i-Motions & only had 3 of the scented oil i-Motions. The very bad news is - I was inconsiderate enough to buy the last 3 scented oil i-Motions. Of course, there is still good news because Walgreens does issue rain checks! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

More Printable Coupons

After seeing several reports that there were $2.00 Nestle candy (24 oz or larger) coupons, $2.00 Wonka (24 oz or larger) candy coupons & the 50¢ Starkist Pouch coupon was back - all on - I decided to check it out. I didn't enter a zip code (just clicked "no thanks") and was able to find & print all three coupons as well as a $1.00 Dial Body Wash Coupon. The Dial coupon has no size restrictions; I wonder if anyone has trial or travel size in these.

New CVS Coupon Booklet?

An I Heart Saving Money reader reports having found an "Open for a Surprise Inside" coupon booklet at her pharmacy desk.
It contains the following coupons:
Four $3 off $15 purchase
Free CVS brand product up to $3
Free greeting card
$4 off $20 purchase

Free Airwick i-Motions at Walgreens This Week...

Saw this on Who Said Nothing in Life Is Free and checked on the prices at the Mayfield Walgreens this afternoon. The Compact Airwick i-Motions as well as the Scented Oil i-Motions are in the 50% off sale this week making them $3.99. There were $4.00 coupons for these in the 9/13 & 10/11 Smart Source inserts. Since there is a whole penny overage here the coupons will beep, so you will have to have a cashier that can adjust the coupon down. I didn't try it in Mayfield today because I was using a store coupon for another item that would need to be adjusted down and I didn't know how that would work. I didn't want to push my luck...LOL

If anyone has tried to use the $4.00 Airwick coupons, please leave a comment letting me know which store you were shopping in and whether or not the cashier was able to adjust it.

Now to the store coupon - I was using the $2.00 Triaminic coupon from the Healthy Savings booklet on three bottles of Triaminic I found on clearance. I had seen this post on Who Said Nothing in Life is Free earlier today that some Walgreens had Triaminic Bubble Gum flavor Flu Cough & Fever on clearance for $3.74 & it was triggering the $8.00 RR for buying three Triaminic or Theraflu. So, when I looked on the clearance shelf and they had three (and only three) bottles for $1.62 each I decided to give it a try. It worked! I didn't use a manufacturer's coupon and the store coupon automatically adjusted down to the purchase price so there was no issue with it. For the price of the tax on $4.86 I got back $8 RR - woo hoo!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Win Free Groceries For a Year

I'm pretty sure I posted this before, but I just got an email reminder so I thought I would do it again. New World Pasta (think Ronzoni, Creamette, San Giorgio...) has a great giveaway going through October 30th. Enter the "It Pays to Eat Pasta" Sweepstakes here for a chance to win. They are giving away 8 Grand Prizes of free groceries for a year ($5200) and 42 First Place Prizes of a mini grocery shopping spree ($200).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

$4.78 at Kroger

I had the chance to spend the day running around with a really good friend yesterday; she needed a few things from Kroger while we were out & I planned to get some deals that I needed (wanted) while I was there. We both ended up not being able to find coupons we thought we had, the clearance aisle was mostly bare, it just wasn't the trip we were hoping for but I still managed to spend $4.78...LOL

6 pkg Bumblebee Tuna, $1.00 ea
used (6) $1.00 printables, here

1 pkg Bumblebee Albacore Tuna, $1.25 (so my mother can see if she likes it)
used (1) $1.00 printable, here

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Tins, $2.69 ea
used (2) $1.50 coupons, found in tins previously purchased

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills, $2.69 ea
used (2) Free Refill wyb Holder coupons, found in dispenser at the store

1 pint milk, 99¢ (it was such a disappointing trip that my friend bought the candy bar to go with the milk...LOL)

1 scrubbie sponge for dishes, $1.09 (I needed a new one & it was PINK and white - I love PINK)

1 notebook, clearance for 90¢ (it was purple & I really like purple too)

When the cashier got to the free refill coupons I told her they were on sale, but she looked up at the screen and saw the regular price so she took off $3.49 for each of them.

Mfg Cpn Savings $16.98
Kroger Plus Savings $6.08
Total Savings (85%) $

Total including 77¢ tax, $4.78

A Few of the Deals at Kroger Right Now...

5 lb bag Gold Medal Flour, $2.49
use 50¢ coupon here
Final price $1.49

Nestle Toll-House Morsels, $2.50
use $1.00/2 or 50¢/1, RP 9/13
Final price $2.00 or $1.50

Dole Canned Pineapple, $1.00
use 50¢ coupon here
Final price FREE

Bic Soleil Disposable Razors, $6.79 B1G1
use (2) $3.00 coupons, SS 9/20
Final price 79¢ for 2 pkg

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, $1.00
use 55¢/2, SS 10/11
Final price 45¢ ea

Duncan Hines Frosting, $1.67
use 55¢/2, SS 10/11
Final price $1.12 ea

Campbell's Chunky Soup, $1.25
use 50¢/4 or 60¢/3, SS 10/11
Final price 85¢ - $1.00 ea

I know there are many more deals out there that I haven't found yet. Please email me or leave a comment with the ones you find!

A Wal-Mart Week

We haven't needed a lot this week; I've been to Wal-Mart three times for non-grocery items, went to Kroger Tuesday because I was right there and had a few minutes to run in & check the clearance. Yesterday I had the chance to spend the day with a friend and we hit Old Navy to use my 25% off coupon I found Thursday when the coupons reset and I ran in Kroger with her because she needed a few thing (okay, I spent $4.78 while I was there). With the Old Navy trip and the two "larger" Wal-Mart trips this week, most of my spending has been clothing.

I'll have to find my Old Navy receipt (pretty sure it's in the bag which is still in the car) but here's how my two Wal-Mart trips for hubby's blue jeans went this week. Keep in mind, the jeans he wears are only $14.50/pair but he thinks that is highway robbery...LOL

Tuesday (Southside)

5 Adams Dog Collars, 97¢ ea
used (5) $3.00 coupons, various inserts & magazines a few months ago

Toddler Clearance Shirt (obviously a gift), $1.00

2 pkg Edy's Dibs Ice Cream, $1.00 ea
used $1.00/2 coupon, RP 8/23

2 cans Raviolios (because I love them), 88¢ ea

1 pair jeans, $14.50

Total including $1.22 tax = $9.33

Thursday (Mall)

6 Adams Dog Collars, 97¢ ea
used (6) $3.00 coupons, various inserts & magazines a few months ago

1 pkg hamburger buns, $1.13

1 pkg Lay's chips, $3.00

4 Febreze Noticeables Starter Kits, $5.00 ea
used (4) $4.00 coupons, P & G 9/27

1 (20 oz) Coke because I was really thirsty & tired, $1.38

1 pair jeans, $14.50

Total including $2.50 = $14.33

Hubby was just happy that I found a way to not pay full price for either pair of jeans...LOL

Friday Night at Wal-Mart

5 Clean & Clear Trial Size, 97¢ ea
used (5) $1.00 coupons, SS 8/02 (exp 10/18)

2 Febreze Noticeables Starter Kits, $5.00 ea
used (2) $4.00 coupons, P & G 9/27

2 (3-roll) pkg Rolaids Multi-Symptom, $1.98 ea
used $4.00 wyb 2 Pepcid, Immodium, Rolaids, Mylanta or Lactaid, SS 10/04

When the cashier scanned the Rolaids coupon it beeped and said the correct items had not been purchased (I need to go back and read all the fine print to know for sure - I could have misread it), but she read the coupon & looked at the two packages of Rolaids & just entered it as a vendor coupon - such an easy transaction thanks to a good cashier!

Total OOP including tax - $2.97

Check back soon for my posts on my earlier trips to Wal-mart this week. Hubby needed jeans & I had coupons for overage on flea & tick products - woo hoo!

Finally - A Giveaway!

And it's a giveaway with two winners!

Okay, so last week I said I hoped to have my first giveaway up by the first of this week... it didn't happen. :( But it's here now! :)

I recently received a package from My Blog Spark with a Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun Prize Pack containing the following items:

Travel Cooler
Color Changing Spoons
Fuzzy Tangle Puzzle
Reusable Game Placemat
A coupon for a free pack of Yoplait Kids Yogurt so your kids can try their Kids Yogurt which has 25% less sugar than the leading kids yogurt!

My Blog Spark is letting me give away TWO of these prize packs to my readers! Since it's my first giveaway I'll make it very simple. Just leave a comment with your name & email address on this post by midnight (Central Time) on Friday, October 23rd and the winners will be randomly selected Saturday, October 24th.

Open to U.S. residents only; coupon not valid in some states, including Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota & Tennessee. You can win the prize pack, you just can't redeem the coupon in these states. :(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where To Order Multiple Copies of Coupons

I've had several people ask what coupon clipping services I use to obtain multiples of insert coupons and how these services work. So far I have used the following services with absolutely no problems. All of them have had very quick shipping so that I can order on Monday or Tuesday & have the coupons before the end of the week.

Please remember because coupons can't be sold, with all these sites, you are NOT paying for the coupon, you are merely paying processing for their time, etc. They have a per coupon charge usually depending on the value of and/or demand for each particular coupon.

Most sites also have a minimum and maximum order quantity for each coupon; once again, depending on the demand for that particular coupon.

The Coupon Carry-Out
No minimum order, but orders under $2.00 are assessed a 35¢ low order fee. Shipping prices include a 50¢ handling fee. So far all shipping on all my orders has been 94¢ including the 50¢ handling fee.

The Coupon Clippers
No minimum order. All orders are assessed a 50¢ admin fee in addition to the shipping. As with The Coupon Carryout, my shipping has been 94¢ including admin fee.

Coupons & Things by Dede
Minimum $3.00 order before shipping & administrative fee. As with the others, they have a 50¢ administrative fee in addition to the actual shipping charges, and so far I've paid only 94¢ cents for shipping/ administrative fee.

My Coupon Hunter
No minimum order; no maximum quantities, no administrative fee. So far my shipping has been only 45¢ per order.

Manufacturers Coupons
$2.00 minimum order; no administrative fee, no minimum or maximum quantity requirements. Flat rate shipping; mine has always been 44¢. Easy pricing - coupons 99¢ or less, or coupons expiring in 7 days or less are 5¢ each; coupons $1.00 and up are 10¢ each.

In the name of full disclosure, I want to say that I have joined the affiliate program for The Coupon Carryout and Manufacturers Coupons so if you use my sidebar buttons to order from either one of them I will receive a small percentage of credit on your order to use on my orders.

Frugal in VA $20 Wal-Mart Giftcard Giveaway

Go here to enter to win a $20 giftcard. It's part of a Febreeze/My Blog Spark promotion so someone can have the opportunity to try the new Febreeze Home Collection. I've been wanting to try the Flameless Luminary, so wish me luck!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekly Wrap-up?

CVS - a very small trip mostly to spend some EB on cokes! $5.??


Sam's Club - $1.78 for decongestant

CVS - $1.99 for milk


Walgreens - $2.87
Kroger - $14.10

Have to run into town because I have to get an iron - I've put it off as long as possible, but mine is just not getting the job done anymore. Also need pantyhose; these won't be in my weekly grocery budget/ totals but while I'm in town I'll probably look for a few things at Wal-Mart & CVS so I may have a couple more totals to post.

My favorite deal this week was a non-grocery buy. My son needs shoes; 15 years old, size 13 foot & he needs shoes... Last Sunday night after church I attended the Friends & Family Sale at Sears with a good friend. While I was there I happened to see athletic shoes on clearance for $29.99, buy one get one 1/2 price. So Friday I dragged him into Sears to try on shoes, thinking (according to the sign) they were still buy one get one 1/2 price. Imagine, if you will, my joy when I checked out & discovered they were actually buy one get one FREE!!!! Yes, thank you very much, B1G1! Soooo happy about this; now, they're not his normal name brand but he's okay with that & I'm very, very okay with it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I Went Krogering Today

1 box Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags, $6.99
used $1.00 printable

4 cans Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup
used 40¢/4 coupon (doubled to 80¢)

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Tins, $2.49 ea
used (2) $1.50 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders (found in tins purchased previously)

2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills, $2.49 ea
used (2) Free Refill wyb Holders (found in store dispenser tonight!)

5 pouches Starkist Tuna, $1.00 ea
used (5) 50¢ printables from (doubled to $1.00 ea)

2 cans Hunts Tomatoes, 89¢ ea
used 50¢/2 printable (doubled to $1.00)

1 jar Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter, $2.69
used 55¢ coupon (doubled to $1.10) this was my last coupon from the few booklets I was able to find at Publix in August - the one & only time I've been!

4 Hormel Compleats, $2.00 ea
used (2) $2.00 coupons from October All You
used (2) B1G1 coupons from August? All You

8 pouches Bumblebee Tuna, $1.00 each
used (3) 55¢ coupons (bonus to $1.00 ea), not sure which insert they were from, I purchased them online
used (5) $1.00 printables from SmartSource

8 Mentos Gum, clearance 79¢
used (8) 55¢ coupons (bonus to 79¢ ea)

3 lb bag apples, $1.99

5 Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees, $2.37 ea
buy 10, get $5.00 promo item
used (4) $2.00 printable coupons

5 Green Giant Steamers, $1.99 ea
buy 10, get $5.00 promo item
used (5) 50¢ printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 ea)

1 box Mrs Pauls fish sticks, $3.99
used $1.50 printable coupon

2 loaves Healthy Life bread, b1g1 $2.39
used (2) 50¢ coupons (doubled to $1.00 ea)

Here's the deal with my coupons tonight. Hormel Compleats B1G1 coupons - I told the cashier they were on sale for $2.00 each but when she scanned them she pushed whatever button puts in the default or maximum amount so they went through for $2.79 each. Same thing with the free candle refills, they went through for $3.49 each. And on my Healthy Choice entrees, I thought I had 5 coupons, but as I was going through them I realized I had miscounted so I picked up the fish sticks to make my 10 items, but then I forgot to put back one of the Healthy Choice... So, big surprise, I had 11 items on the promotion so only 45¢ per item...LOL Someday I'll get it right! Oh well, still not bad!

Mfg Cpn Savings $50.56
Bonus Cpn Savings $10.72
Kroger Plus Savings $30.89
Total Savings (86%) $

Oh yeah - I almost forgot the cherry on top... Notice I purchased four Glade products; this qualifies for the $5.00 SC Johnson rebate!

Small Walgreens Trip

Ran in Walgreens this afternoon to pick up some picture I had uploaded before I went to town. While I was there I also bought:

1 Gillette Fusion MVP Manual Razor, $8.99
used $4.00 coupon from P& G insert
Got back $6 RR

1 pkg Noxema Razors, $4.99
used $2.00 coupon on package
Got back $2 RR

1 jar Jif crunchy peanut butter, $2.00

1 pkg Playtex disposable gloves, $2.29
used $1.00 mfg coupon (from insert a while back)
used $1.30 in-ad store coupon

Used $8 RR from Theraflu deal last week

Total OOP including 90¢ tax, $2.87
Total RR used $8
Total RR earned $8

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SC Johnson Rebate

Sorry I haven't posted this yet; I figure everyone has already seen it, but just in case...

SC Johnson is offering a $5.00 rebate when you buy 3 SC Johnson products. Go here for the rebate form. It is good through 6/30/2010 and there is a limit of three rebates per household. Awesome!!

Last Saturday night at Kroger I bought two scented oil candle tins and two scented oil candle refills. All four items were on sale for $2.49. I used (2) $1.50 off scented oil candle holders & (2) free scented oil candle refill when you buy the scented oil candle holder. I did this twice, once in with my groceries and once with just these four items. The transaction with only the four Glade products came to $2.10. Hmmm, a $5.00 rebate on $2.10 purchase. I'm okay with that; I hope they are too!

So far So Good!

No grocery store trips yet this week, CVS Sunday night spend $10 EB $5 and change OOP for 3 cartons of cokes, 3 bags Halloween candy, 2 bottles of conditioner & 2 bottles of shampoo (keep thinking there was something else that trip - maybe I'll dig through my purse & find my receipt...LOL.) CVS today, $1.99 for a gallon of milk.

Of course, I'm sure there will be some grocery shopping at some point...LOL I have to go to Kroger to see if Glade scented oil candle tins are still on sale because I just can't remember when the sale is/was supposed to end.

I did make a trip to town last Saturday night, $14.22 at Kroger (2 transactions), $7.51 at Wally World, $1.89 at Walgreens and $15 and change at CVS (okay, I took hubby's card and splurged on the Tide & Dawn Deal again before it ended, I checked out between 11:45 pm and midnight, just made it in time! Got 3 Tide, 7 Dawn Hand Renewal, shampoo, conditioner, Reinventing Beauty magazine - really not a bad trip!) Don't know what that brought last week's total to; I'm kinda afraid to figure it because I did stock up on Tide. But I am soooo much happier doing laundry now!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

In my mail today...

A small box containing a Nature Valley Trail Mix Cranberry & Pomegranate Bar, the cutest little bag of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, a 50¢ coupon for Nature Valley Granola Bars & a 75¢ coupon for a bag of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters.

and, a box from My Blog Spark containing a Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize pack which includes a coupon for a free package any flavor Yoplait Kids Cup yogurt or Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt, a travel cooler with the Yoplait Kids logo on the front (so cute), a color-changing spoon, a reuseable placemat with games, and a fuzzy tangle puzzle. This might be connected to the giveaway coming soon!

Getting Ready for My First Giveaway...

which will hopefully be coming later this week or early next week!

$1.00 YoPlus Printable Coupon

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print a coupon for $1.00 on any Yoplait YoPlus or YoPlus Light Yogurt Multipack.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Splurging at CVS...

I admit it - I am a laundry snob! I use Purex & All & Gain & Arm & Hammer & Surf; whatever is on a good sale with a good coupon. But I loooove Tide & Downy; I can't help it - I just do! So, I splurged.

3 bottles Tide, $6.00 ea
used (3) $1.00 coupons

2 pkg Tide Stain Release Tablets
used (2) coupons $1.00 & $1.50

used $5.00 off $25.00 from taking the flu quiz

Spend $17 and change; got back $10 EB.

Went home and washed a load of towels. When I pulled them out of the dryer I stuck my face in them and thought "This is how they should feel & smell." Yes, I'm a laundry snob & I'm going to enjoy it while I can!

Walgreens This Week

I love, love, love, love Walgreens this week. I've spent about $11.00 OOP this week at Walgreens and come home with:

8 bottles Theraflu
4 bottles Herbal Essence
1 Venus Embrace Razor
2 pkg Chips Ahoy
3 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrushes
1 gallon of water (hubby called while I was in Wags - $1.79 to get a gallon of the water he wanted...that really hurt LOL)
Some Carmex for fillers when I miscalculated & went negative (twice)

I keep thinking something is missing from this list. I have my receipts from one trip (multiple transactions of course) and my notebook page (I make a list of transactions so I don't forget at the register) from the other trip so I'm estimating part of it, but I am confident that I'm not under-estimating.

Southside Walgreens was out of the Chapstick & the Halls so I haven't gotten any of those :(

Last Minute Kroger Trip Tuesday...

To send in for Fuel for School $10.00 rebate which had to be postmarked Wednesday. Who - me - procrastinate? Why do you ask? LOL

8 pouches Bumblebee Tuna, $1.00 ea
used (8) 55¢ coupons - bonus to $1.00 each

8 (12 ct) boxes Pop-tarts, $1.98 ea
used (8) 55¢ coupons - doubled to $1.10 each
Kellogg's Fuel for School Rebate Item

3 (3 bar) packs Ivory soap, $1.19 ea
used (3) 25¢ coupons - doubled to 50¢ each

4 Secret Flawless Touch with Olay, clearance $2.19 ea
used (4) $2.00 coupons from Kmart coupon booklet

8 Hot Pocket Stuffed Pizza, $1.99 ea
Mega Event Item
used (8) 50¢ coupons - doubled to $1.00 each

2 Easy Mac Cups, $1.00 ea
Mega Event Item

2 pkg Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, $1.67 ea
used (2) $1.00 printable coupons

Mfg Cpn Savings $24.35
Bonus Cpn Savings $13.30
Kroger Plus Savings $26.14
Total Savings (79%) $

Total - $16.34 including 13¢ tax

Mailed rebate for $10.00 - Feeling pretty okay about this trip

Making Money on Theraflu at Walgreens!

Went to Southside Walgreens yesterday and used the two $2 Theraflu coupons I was able to print when they were available. When you pair these with the $2 Theraflu coupons in the Healthy Savings booklet (store coupons) you make money! I love it when they pay me to get products I need anyway!

Theraflu on sale for 2/$8.00
-(2) $2.00 mfg coupons
-$2.00 store coupon (takes off $2.00 for each one you buy = $4.00)
= you pay tax!

and when you buy 2 Theraflu for $8.00, you get $4.00 in RR. I've also heard that if you buy 3 Theraflu you get $8.00 in RR, but I wasn't thinking very clearly yesterday so I only bought the two that I had mfg coupons for. If you do get $8.00 RR wyb 3, then you can make money with just the store coupons. Buy 3 for $12.00, use the store coupon to get $6.00 off & get back $8.00 RR. Hmmm, think I may stop by Wags again!

FYI - I didn't have the Healthy Savings coupon booklet before I went yesterday, but they had them on the glass counter/ perfume case at the cosmetics counter, so now I have one!

Hot Printables!

Just found these on Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free and they both appear to be new links because I was able to print from my computer - Woo hoo!

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.50 off Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion. This is a moneymaker this week at CVS & this month at Walgreens.

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off any Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls. A reminder, read this post on My Penny Pile about an upcoming Kroger Catalina Promotion on Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods. Also see my earlier post here with more Pillsbury links that may still be working.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Printable Coupons Out

Just a reminder, Smart Source & have added new coupons and reset some coupons. Make sure you print yours before they're gone. I'm really happy to see the 50¢/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts.

I put in zip code 60601 on Smart Source & the first coupon that came up was for $1.00 on any Bumble Bee Premium Tuna Pouch. These are on sale at Kroger for a few more weeks for $1.00 (light tuna) and $1.39 (white tuna). I don't eat tuna, but hubby does and free is as cheap as I've found it!