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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Walgreens 10/09/2011

Picked up these today

  • 2 Arrid for .99 (use Walgreens newspaper coupon). Also use $1 off coupon from
  • 2 Biore Deep cleaning strips. $5.99 each. Used (2) $2/1 Biore Product coupon from SS 08/14/11. Receive $5 RR wyb 2
  • 1 Halls Warmups $1. Received $1 in RR
Final cost: $1.96 (after $6 in register rewards)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

CVS Trip 10/02 (they paid me to take this home!)

Today was definitely a CVS day! Walked out the store with all of these items for only $12.68, and received $13 ECB which means they paid me 32 cents to take all this home.

3 Tide @ 5.97 (used $2 off coupons from 9/11 P&G insert)
2 Bounty @ 7.49 (used $.25 off coupons from 10/02 P&G insert)
1 Hydro razor for $8.29 (used $5 off coupon from

I also had $4 ECB from an e-mail, another $2 ECB from promising CVS not to be a money trasher, and $9 ECB as rewards from my previous quarter shopping.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CVS trip 9/7 Awesome savings! 91%

Went to CVS today and walked out paying only $3.77 for all of this! Here's how. The cereal was 2/$4. The toothpaste was $3.49. The AA batteries were $4.99 and the Axe shower gel was $5.79 (Buy one, get one 50% off). All of these items were on sale. Then my coupons came into play:
I used $1 Colgate coupon from the 8/28 Smart Source Insert (I also received $1.50 in Extra Care bucks for this purchase)
I used (2) Buy one, Get one free coupons for the Axe shower gel from the 7/31 Red Plum Insert (This knocked off $11.58 so I ended up getting all 4 shower gels for the price of one). Since it was Buy one, get one 50% off in store, then my buy one, get one free knocks off the full price of one.
I used a coupon I got in the eMail today for the batteries. It was spend $15, get batteries free!
I also used a $4 off $20 purchase coupon I got in my eMail Sunday
I also used $3 ECB, CVS sent me for my birthday!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lloyds BBQ at Publix

Pick up these at Publix today. Buy one, get one free! Also used (2) .75 off coupons from the 8/28 Smart Source insert!
Total savings: $6.98. My cost: $3.99 for both of them!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My CVS Trip

I snapped a few good deals this week at CVS.
First transaction:
  • 1 Gallon milk $3.89 (got $1 ECB back)
  • 2 Oral B Floss paks for $1.99, used (2) $.75 off coupons and received ($2 ECBs)
Total: $6.37, and got back $3 ECBs

Second transaction
  • Pringles @ 4/$6 and used $1/4 coupon. Use 2 coupons.
  • 2 Flipz at 2/$5
  • 4 Wheat Thins at $1 each (used 4/$1 coupons which made them free!)
  • BOGO Plastic ware
  • BOGO Paper plates
  • BOGO 50% off Visine A (and used 2 $3 off coupons which made them $2.17 each)
This order total came to: $11.32 after using $3 on ECB bucks from previous purchase, and using $10 ECBs from last weeks shopping trip there!)

I am only $2.62 away from getting my $10 gas card. I'll swing by later this week to make that purchase and get $10 worth of gas.

My CVS receipt states: "Today You Saved $42.14"

I'm cool with that!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kids Cuisine @ Publix BOGO free + coupon)

Picked up 14 of these meals for the kids at a total cost of $9.73 or 70 cents each! This is definitely a stock up price.

This week Publix is running a BOGO offer on these meals. You can also use a $1 coupon here , use code 63829897.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Made over 100% return on this purchase of soap!

When was the the last time you bought soap and actually walked out with more money than you went in the store with! I purchased these 3 bars of soap from Walgreens. Used the .99 in store coupon and received back not only $6 in Register Rewards, but also got $1.50 off any one Glade Automatic Spray Refill and $4.00 of one Stopain Pain Relieving Product. Woot! Woot!

Cost: $2.97
RR: 6.00

Final cost: -$3.03 Money Maker!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Office Max - hurry deal ends 7/30

Got all of this for $1.40 at Office Max today! For the coupon visit: 6 - 100 sheet loose leaf paper, and 5 - 10pk of pens

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CVS and Free Gas Too!

This was the first time I have been able to participate in the CVS summer gas promotion. This is because it was the first time they offered items I was interested enough in purchasing $30 worth to qualify.

Here's the breakdown:
  • (2) M&M Chocolate Pretzels 2/$6 (used $1 off coupon from 6/19 RP)
  • (2) M&M Peanut 2/$3
  • 1 Hershey Air Delight (free coupon printed at the CVS Redbox for this one)
  • 3 Tide Original $5.99 (used 2 .50 coupons from today's P&G ad)
  • 2 Head and Shoulder's Shampoo (used 1 B1G1 coupon from today's P&G ad, and a $1 off coupon from the 6/5 P&G ad)
  • 2 Orbit gum 2/$4
I had $13.50 in ECB bucks to print at the Redbox since it was the end of a quarter and I also had $9.00 in ECB bucks from previous shops.

This brought my total to $10.46. I got the $10 gas card and $2 in ECB so my net total was a negative $1.54 today. Now these are the kind of deals I love!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stock Up Price on Toilet Paper - Charmin (Staples)

Picked up this deal for only $4.24. That makes it only 26.5 cents per roll from Staples. Who would think to pick up toilet paper from Staples? It's on sale for $4.99 and then I used a coupon here to get 15% off!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CVS Dove's Deal (HOT!)

This week CVS is advertising the Doves Men+Care bodywash for $5. The register rings these up at $3, but here's the kicker. The buy one, get one free coupon in the 6/26 Red Plum insert subtracts $5.99 off your total! I also picked up 2 Dove's Men's Care Antiperspirant. It was advertised at 2/$7, they also rang up as $3. I used 2 $2 off coupons for those. I also picked up 2 Xtra laundry detergents at $1.49 each and used a $1 coupon for them. And received $5 in ECB!

I used $5.99 in ECBs from a previous purchase which brought my total down to $1.00!

Trip Summary states: "Today You Saved 32.43"!

Not bad... huh... Spent $1 to get $5 and took home all these wonderful things!

Walgreens Pringles Deal

I picked up the Pringles at 4/$6 deal and used a $1 off 3 coupon. I also used $7 in Register Rewards from previous purchases. These RR expired today so I had to use them.

My total out of pocket cost: $1.79 and receive $2 RR from the purchases.

Walgreens Dove Men's Care Deal

Pick up these 18 bars of soap for FREE! And no out of pocket expense thanks to Walgreen's faulty computer systems. These were suppose to be on sale for 3 $18, but they rang up at full price. The cashier told me if he did a price adjustment, I would not receive my register rewards. After consulting with his manager, he informed the cashier to sell me the items for $4 each which would have been my final price after register rewards. I applied my $4 off coupons from Today's Red Plum insert and walked out paying only $1.08 and that was sales tax. My subtotal was $0.00. These bars retail for $8.49 at Walgreens.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Zyrtec almost free (5.4 cents per pill)

I took advantage of the $5 off Zyrtec coupon from WalMart's web site. Their price guarantee is real! I went to the WalMart near my job and noticed the 5 cnt, Zyrtec was $5.27, but the store shelves were empty, so I went to the WalMart near my house. The same Zyrtec was $5.97! At first, I though, heck, I'll still get the Zyrtec for .97 after my coupon. But then, "The Millionaire Next Door" book thoughts popped in my head and I decided to get my discount.

When I got to the register, I told the cashier that the WalMart down the street had the Zyrtec for $5.27. She simply scanned the item, overrode the price and let me have them for $5.27 with "NO QUESTIONS ASKED!" Just like the commercials say.

I purchased 2 Zyrtecs at $5.27 each, used 2 $5 off coupons. Total cost: .54 and then ended up paying $.95 in taxes! That's effectively over 100% in sales taxes! I'll be willing to bet you a dime to a donut that at 5.4 cents a pill, the company is still making a hefty profit.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Awesome CVS Deal moneymaker!

All free and walked away with $9.99 in Extra Care Bucks.

The Zyrtec was on sale for 5.99 and you receive $5.99 in ECB. On top of that, I used a $4.00 off coupon from the 4/10 Redplum insert. CVS paid me $4.00 to take the Zyrtec home with me!

The Shick Hydro 3 was on sale for $8.00. I used the $4 coupon from today's Smart Source insert and CVS gave me $4 in Extra Care Bucks so this item was free also.

My subtotal was $5.99 and I used $6 ECB from a previous shop to pay for this. I wasn't aware CVS would allow this until the cashier told me that he owed me $.01. However, I still had to pay $1.26 in sales taxes.

Walgreens 6/12 ($3.36)

I broke my transaction up into 3 separate transactions is an attempt to minimize my out of pocket expenses.

Transaction #1:
Wal-Fex 24 hr tablets: $3.99
Blistex RPM for men: $2.00
Used $3.00 RR from previous shop: -$3.00
Total: $2.99 (receive $6 in RR)

Transaction #2:
Air Wick Fresh Matic Ultra: $7.99 (used $4.00 coupon from today's Smart Source Insert & received $3.00 in RR)
Bayer Advanced Aspirin 20 cnt (used $2.00 coupon from todays Smart Source Insert & received $1.00 in RR)
1 Nestle Crunch Bar (.39). I had to purchase this item so that I could use more coupons. Walgreens coupon policy states that you cannot use more coupons than items purchased. By making this purchase, I was able to use $4 in register rewards coupon from my Wal-Fex purchase above! So I paid .39 to used a $4 off coupon!
Total: $1.38 (received $4 in RR)

Transaction #3:
(2) Lysol Bowl cleaner $2.99 (By one get one free coupon from today's insert or pick one up from the store)
Used $1 in Register Rewards. I could only use one because the store coupon for the BOGO counts as a coupon
Total: $1.99

My total purchase was $6.36 and I walked out with $3 in RR so my final cost was $3.36!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Walgreens & CVS shops! (all this for .27)

  • 3 Tide Stain Release (Reg $4.49, on sale for $3.99 and used 3 $3.00 off coupons), then received $3 register reward which brought my final cost down to -.03!
  • 3 Nestle Crunch Bars. On sale $2/1, regular $.99. Used (2) $.30 cents off coupons and a B2G1 coupon which brown the total down to .11 for all .44 for all 3! When was the last time you got a candy bar for .11?
  • The 2 toothbrushes came from CVS. They were on sale for $6.00, regular $7.49. I used (2) $3.00 off coupons and received $6 in Extra Care Bucks

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CVS 6/8 ($2 money maker) (111% savings!)

  • 2 Crest Complete Clean $4.50 saved $2.89ea (used 2 - $2.00 coupons and received $5 ECB)
  • 1 Glade Carpet Cleaner $2.99
Used $3.99 in ECB received from 6/7 purchases.

BONUS: Received an extra $1 ECB via use of the Green bag tag.

Total cost: $4

Received $6 in ECB

I made $2 on this trip!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CVS 6/7 70% savings!

  • Barbers Milk 3.69 (received $1 ECB)
  • Excedrin PM .99 (received $.99 ECB)
  • Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste 2.79 (received $2 ECB and used $1 off coupon)
Total cost: $6.47, received $3.99 in ECB: Final cost: $2.48

Winn Dixie 6/7 (46% savings)

Picked up the following deals:
  • Liptons Teriyaki Noodles ($1 ea.) savings .69 ea
  • Strawberries (BOGO)
  • 2 Tyson's Chicken Nuggets (this was the make a deal special. By purchasing the nuggets, I got the following for free: 6 corn on the cobs, Bryers Ice Cream, BBQ Sauce, 2 liter Pepsi)
Total cost: $22.47

Rite Aid Savings 32% savings

Purchased 12 roll package of Charmin Tissue at $6.97 (Reg: $9.99). Used .25 coupon.
$6.72 out of pocket cost
Received $3.00 register reward survey coupon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

CVS Nestle Water 52% savings

CVS is running a special this week on their Nestle water. I had a devil of a time trying to find a CVS store in my area that had the water. Many of the stores told me they substituted the water for another brand because the delivery truck didn't bring the water.

The water is on sale for $2.88 (reg$ 4.99)

I used a Nestle coupon for $1 off 2 packages of water, which brought my cost down to $2.38 for each one. This brings the cost down to under .10/bottle.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Publix 5/31 - 47% savings

I had to take advantage of a few BOGO offers from Publix before they expired today.
  • 2 Pillsberry toaster strudels (these came with .60 peelies, but I chose not to use them because I had a .50 off coupon which Publix will double to $1. If I used the .60 peelie, Publix would not have doubled it).
  • 2 Lawry Marinades BOGO and used .50 off coupons which doubled to a $1. Made them .37 each!
  • 2 Luigi Italian Ice. BOGO. I also picked up a raincheck on this item since I got the last 2. My kids love this stuff, but it is expensive at full price.
  • Oscar Mayers Beef Franks BOGO
  • 2 lunchables for the kids
  • Publix Pizza Rolls (I had planned on getting the name brand, but they were way too expensive even with my coupons. I'll have to pick them up from WalMart unless Publix puts them on sale too)
  • Lloyds BBQ Pork BOGO and used 2 .75 off coupons
Total cost before savings and coupons: $46.07, I paid $24.39

Monday, May 30, 2011

CVS Shop 90% Savings

$60.72 worth of goods for only $5.54! Wow!

I received a $5 off $25 CVS coupon that expired today, so I had to use it. Not doing so felt like lost money.

I was saddened to learn that that Nestle Water that CVS had advertised on sale was being substituted with another brand of water which my wife doesn't care for, so that was a lost cause, but I will be looking into other CVS stores in the area for the sale.

I ended up purchasing the following:
  • 2 Tide Original for $5.94 ($2.45 savings)
  • 2 Sparkle Paper towels $4.99 ($4.30 savings)
  • 2 CVS 13 gal kitchen bags (Buy one, get one free $8.49 savings)
  • 2 CVS 30 gal bags (Buy one, get one ree $4.19 savings)
Used $5 off email coupon
Used $24 off ECB from the Revlon Nail Polish deal I did earlier

Total out of pocket cost $5.54

Total savings as noted on the receipt $55.18

Current savings here!

Walgreens - many items misrang (58% savings)

There were several items today that didn't ring up correctly at Walgreens.
  • The RightGuard body wash is advertised as buy one, get one free. It rang up as buy one, get one 50% off
  • The Oscar Mayer bacon was advertised as buy one, get one free. It didn't ring up as such.
  • The microwave popcorn was .25, but it rang up as .99
  • The Kellogg's Poptarts were $1.99, but rang up as $2.99
  • The Kingfords lighter fluid also rang up incorrectly
My total cost for this trip was $29.15

Summary of trip:
  • Kellog's cereal $1.99 (Reg: $4.69)
  • Pop tarts $1.99
  • Dixie Plates $2.99 BOGO = Buy one, get one free
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon $3.99 BOGO
  • Pantyliners ($1/2 coupon)
  • Wal-Zyr (generic Zyrtec) $14.99 BOGO
  • Kingfords lighter fluid ($1.99)
  • Goodies powder $1.50, received $1.50 in RR (so this was free)
  • Rightguard Bodywash $4.99 BOGO (I had a raincheck for a BOGO which should have made it free, but with all the other issues we were having at the register today, I didn't push the issue. I'll use the raincheck later with a cents off coupon)
  • Scotts paper towels ($3.99, used $1.00 coupon)
  • Popcorn $.25
I used $13.00 in Register Rewards from a previous shop

And the register receipt says:
WAG Coupon Savings: .98
WAG Advertised Savings: $26.09
MFG Advertised Savings: $14.00

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Winn Dixie Shop (a mere 26% savings)

This was not a big savings shop except for the BBQ sauce. It was on sale for a buy one, get one free deal at $1.69 a piece. I used 2 45 cent coupons which doubled to 90 cents which means Winn Dixie paid me 11 cents to take home the BBQ sauce.

I also picked picked up the BBQ charcoal for free since I purchased the foil for $4.49 which .50 cents. The buns were on sale for a $1/package.

Total: $25.60
Total savings as noted on receipt: $9.30

Reward Card Savings: $7.05
Manuf. Coupon Savings: $1.35
Multiple Coupon Savings: $.90

Friday, May 27, 2011

Murphy Oil USA $2 off $25 deal!

MurphyOil has a $2 off $25 gas purchase through Memorial Day. Be sure to pick up your free gas. It's like getting a 9% discount on gas when you buy $25 worth. For me gas was $3.589/gal, but I paid $3.279 a gallon!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walgreen's Bayer Deal (Free!)

I had to search 3 Walgreens before I found one that the shelf clearer's hadn't hit. I ended up getting the last one. It was a bottle of Bayer Aspirin. It was a 24 cnt, and it was a get 100% more free deal for $3.49. I used the $2 off coupon in this months Walgreen's book and a $1.50 off coupon from (Thanks CommonSenseWithMoney). So, it was like this item was double free!

Since I didn't want to deal with Walgreen's telling me I couldn't checkout because the value of my coupons was greater than my purchase, I bought a $1 pack of cookies. The kids will enjoy them!

CVS shop (100.16% off nail polish!)

Picked up 6 Revlon Nail polishes for the wife, not myself!
Used 3 $1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel coupons from the 4/10/11 Smart Source Sunday paper inserts.
They were on sale for $4.99 each and you received $4 in Extra Care Bucks each (limit 6).
This brought the price down to .99 per bottle of nail polish.
I also used $3 in Extra Care Bucks from previous shops.

My total was $23.94. I received $24 in extra care bucks so my real cost was -.06.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CVS Trip 60% savings (5/23)

Purex $1.98 each (saved 4.31 each) and used $1 /off coupon.
Cola Products were buy 3 get 1, turned out to cost 4/$10.
Purchased reusable shopping bad $1.99
Scanned my CVS card at the Redbox inside and got a coupon for a screen bag card that I can scan each time I go. Everytime it scans 4 times, I get 1 ECB.

Total savings: $21.58
Total cost out of pocket: 13.94

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Walgreens (62% savings) 5/19

A few lessons were learned from this trip. The number of coupons+rewards rewards cannot exceed the item count. For this reason it pays to buy something cheap (in this case, .38 M&Ms) to use a $5 Register Reward. Also, if this case occurs again, be sure to use the higher dollar register rewards before the lower dollar ones except in cases where the higher dollar register reward will exceed your total cost of your purchases.
  • Scott Naturals Paper Towels. $5 Reg, used 3/$1.50 off coupons
  • 1/2 gal milk (no coupons)
  • BOGO Kleenex tissue - store sale
  • BOGO Off! Product - coupon and used $1 off Walgreen's coupon (paid $7.99 for 2)
  • Gillette Razor (Reg. 12.49, on sale for $9.99, used $4 off coupon in 5/1 P&G and received $5 RR)
  • 2 Mars M&M products
  • 1 Srg Jr dpr (Sticks and Cheese dip)
Total Savings: $37.98
Earned: $5 RR
Total paid: $22.52

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rite Aid (Diaper deal) 73% effective savings

No, we do not have a need for diapers, but my cousin does. She is expecting so I'll do what I can to help her stock up on some needed items.

Picked up 2 packs of Huggies at RiteAid. On sale for $10, Reg $11.99. Then when you buy at least $20 worth of diapers, you get $5 UP+ rewards!

Also used 2 $3.50 off coupons.

And picked up 1 Breathe Right strips. Used the Rite Aid free coupon for it.

Full price: $29.97
My cost: 13.00 and received $5 in UP+ rewards

More more info see my spreadsheet.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rack Room (BOGO? false advertising)

Today, I decided to buy the boys some shoes since they sent me a text message on my phone which stated the following:

BOGO @ Rack Room plus $10 off $60 purchase #30934,24570 thru 5/16/11. 1/trans Cant b combined w/ other offers or for gift cards Other exclusions apply
To me this meant: Buy one, get one free plus $10 off $60 purchase.

During checkout this is what happened:

Felix Shoes (Sketchers) : 42.58
  • Original price: $49.99
  • $10 off $60: -7.41
BitzRocket - Z : 14.89
  • Original price: $44.99
  • Summer BOGO Event: -10.00
  • $10 off $60: -2.80
  • 50.0% off: -17.50
Total: 57.47

I questioned the cashier because I was thinking in my mind I would get the first set of shoes for $49.99, then get the second pair of shoes free. I never expected the $10 off since my order didn't exceed $60. He said the offer meant, Buy one, get one for 50% off. The deal as still ok and the boys needed the shoes, so we got them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Walgreens (69% savings)

  • 3 Gillette Body Wash. 3/$10, used 3/$2 off coupons, and received $3 RR. Made it $1 for all 3
  • 3 Scotch Magic Tape. $1.99 B1G2 free. Used 3 $1 off coupons. Overage of $1.01 on these.
  • 2 Colgate ProClinical 2/$6, used 2 .75 coupons and received $4 RR. Made it .50 for the toothpaste (not free, but I'll take it)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor $9.89, used $4 off coupon from 5/1 P&G insert, and received $5 RR. Made it .89!!! (WOW!)
  • Dove Men's Care Deodorant $3.99, received $3 in RR makes it $.99 (the coupon I had didn't match up, but I'll take it for .99)
  • Off! Mosquito Repellent Clip on Starter Kit $8.99, used B1G1 free coupon and received $1 RR! (Huge savings here! Go to for your buy one get one free coupon)
  • Finish automatic dish washing detergent $3.49, used .50 off coupon and received $1.50 in RR. Makes it $1.49
  • Hefty One Zip bags ($3.29). These were buy one get one free. The coupon databases listed a coupon for these in the 2/20 issue of Red Plum, but I was unable to find it. Maybe it is not available in our market area.
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchables 2/$3, received $1RR when you buy 2.
I then used $9 in RR that were set to expire today. This brought my total out of pocket expense to $26.64 for all of this! I also received $13.50 in RR for my next trip!

The receipt reads as follows:
  • WAG Coupon Savings: $3.98 (for the magic tape)
  • WAG Advertised Savings: $23.32
  • MFG Coupon Savings: $32.99
  • Your total savings: 60.29!
A few side notes: The Walgreens I went to doesn't put the sale price on all the items that are on sale so I spent quite a bit of time rechecking the sale paper just to be sure I had the right items. Also, I also planned on getting the buy one, get one free Kleenex, but I guess a shelf clearer must have beat me there.

Target savings 5/15 (30%)

  • Oscar Mayer Combo Pack $3.29 (no deal)
  • Sara Lee Bread $2.29 (no deal)
Now for the deals!
  • Bacon (House Brand) $3.03 (Reg: $4.04)
Special Promotion (Get $5 Gift Card): I mentioned in my earlier post about the PF Changs/Degree deodorant deal.
  1. PF Changs ($6.99)
  2. Degree deodorant (3) @ 3.49 (used 3/$1 off coupons)
Summary of trip: $26.10 cost, real cost: $21.10 with gift card. Receipt states I saved $10.97!
And I also received a $5 gift card.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Awesome Target Deal good for 5/15 only

Today, Target has a group deal. Here are the details:
Buy any four of the items listed below:
  • Suave shampoo ($3.49)
  • Degree/Dove deodorant ($3.49)
  • Dove soap ($8.49)
  • PF Chang's frozen meals ($6.99)
  • Bertolli frozen meals ($5.89)
You will receive a $5 gift card! The reason I say the deal is only good for today is because I will be taking advantage of the deal using coupons that expire today (5/15). In the 4/17 issue of Red Plum there are coupons for the Degree deodorant. You'll get $1 off. I got three, so the deal should work like this for me.

3 Degrees (using 3 / $1 off coupons) = $7.47 total
1 PF Changs = 6.99 total
minus $5 gift card: $9.46
Total savings: 46%

I will most likely be donating the deodorant to help with the tornado victims.

Publix 5/10 shopping trip (40%/59% savings)

I went to Publix on Tuesday to be sure to catch the $50 gas card for $40 deal that ended on 5/10. I kept putting off the trip until I had to go. On this trip I purchased the following items:
  • 2 Oil of Olay Regenerist cleansing cloths (Reg. $6.99, used $3 off coupon + $2.50 Publix savings, paid $1.99)
  • 4 Lunchables (Reg. $2.00, Publix savings $1.00 each)
  • 2 Be Viola (Publix B1G1, used 2 - $1.00 coupons)
  • 2 Edward Singles Georgia Pecan Pies (B1G1, used 2 - $.50 coupons which doubled)
  • Publix Milk ($2.49. I wanted to use a Smart Milk coupon, but the Publix milk was cheaper even after I applied the $1.00 coupon for the Smart Milk)
  • Yoplait Yogurt (used $.50 off coupon which doubled)
  • 2 Oscar Mayer carving board classics (used 2/$1 coupons, Publix sale 2/$7)
  • 2 Turkey/Cheddar Lunchables (2/$6)
  • $50 Shell gas card for $40! (20% savings on gas!)
Total before coupons and Publix savings: $106.51
Savings summary (as noted on receipt)
  • Vendor coupon: $10.50
  • Store coupon: $14.50
  • Special price savings: $18.30
Total savings $43.30

My savings was 40% on this trip, without the gas card the savings would have been 59%! Not bad for a Publix trip!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple Savings at Winn Dixie

Just dropped in to pick up a few things
  • 3 Oscar Mayer lunch-ables $2 each (Reg. $2.99)
  • Viola Alfredo $4 (Reg $5.79)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dollar General Deal *HOT* (53% savings) on chips

Dollar General is running a sale this week. It's buy 2 get 1 free! Then add the $2 off coupon from Sundays (5/1) insert Moments To Save and you end up with even more savings.

The bags were $3.25 each. Since I got 1 free, I saved $3.25 and then with the $2 off coupon, I ended up saving $5.25.

The chips cost me: $4.50 or $1.50 a bag.

53% savings.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick CVS Trip

CVS has puffs on sale for .99/box of 68 count this week. This is a good deal. However, I went with the Kleenex Deal since I had a coupon from the April issue of All You Magazine (which by the way, is my first coupon I have used from the magazine). I purchased 2 boxes of 260 count Kleenex for $3.49, then used my .50 off coupon along with $3.50 in ECB from earlier purchases which brought my total down to 3.48.

Here is my logic:
Puffs: .99/68 = 0.01456 per sheet
Kleenex: (3.49+3.49-.50 )/520 = 0.01246 per sheet

The .99 box of Puffs is very appealing and if I had a Puffs coupon it would have been a no brainer.

Savings: .50 coupon+$3 ECB = 3.50
Total cost: $3.48

I couldn't wait until I got home to open the first box!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

CVS saved 45% (Bounty/Tide Deal)

  • 1 Fruit slices candy snack
  • 1 Whitman's chocolates (50% off)
  • 1 Tide (used $1 off coupon wyb Bounty) ($1 ECB) and on sale
  • 1 Bounty (used .25 off coupon) ($2 ECB) and on sale
  • 1 Doritos
  • 1 Twizzlers (used $1 off coupon from the Red Box Kiosk)
Before savings: $34.54
After saving: $20.67 and with $3 back, it really costs $17.67

Walgreens (saved 74%)

  • 2 Right Guard 5 in 1 body wash ($4.99 BOGO, and used BOGO coupon from RP 5/1 insert which made both of them free). I have read reports nationwide about some Walgreen's locations not honoring the BOGO offer in the newspaper insert along with their own BOGO offer. The register did BEEP when my BOGO coupon was scanned, but the cashier accepted it. (final cost: FREE!)
  • 1 Bengay. Used $2 off coupon with this item.
  • EZ Flossers, not shown $2, received $2 RR on this item.
  • 4 Wal-dryl allergy medication. I had to purchase 4 of these to obtain $5 RR, but the 8oz bottles were $4 each which is a deal in itself.
  • 1 Tylenol Precise. Used $5 off manufacturer coupon AND $3 off coupon in Walgreen's May booklet which you will find at the entrance to the store. (Final cost: Free!)
Total before coupons/savings: $56.91
Total after coupons/savings: $21.98 and I got $7 RR. Real cost: $14.98!

Bounty/Tide .27 overage (Saved 101%) at CVS

Used Protector & Gamble $1 off Tide when you buy Bounty coupon. Also used .25 off coupon for Bounty. Both of these coupons are located in today's P&G insert (5/1 issue).

Tide was $5.99 (reg. $8.39) + $1 ECB
Bounty was $7.99 (reg $9.99) + $2 ECB

I also used my $10 ECB from earlier trips.

Total was $2.73 (and I walked out with $3 ECB!)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Capri Sun (53% off at

Yes, sales grocery products. Picked up these for $7.03 per box. 4 packs of 10 juice paks come in a box.

Publix Trip 4/27 (56% savings)

This was my basic BOGO Publix trip picking up the penny item along the way. I picked up the following items:
  • (2) Tyson Chicken Nuggets (B1G1) (Used (2) $1 off coupons)
  • (2) BBQ Sauce (B1G1)
  • Hebrew National Beef Franks
  • Honey Buns
  • Publix Iced Tea (Mystery penny item)

Total out pocket cost: $10.94
Savings: $13.89

To see my progress so far this month visit:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Winn Dixie 15 Powerades for $7

Winn Dixie is still running their 10 Powerades for $10, plus you get an additional 5 Powerades free. I also used 3 $1 off coupons.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Old Navy One Day Wonder Sale (37% savings)

Picked up these polo shirts for $6 a piece. Regular price is $9.50.

Hurry, this is a one day sale at Old Navy.

Rite Aid Trip 04/22 (122% savings)

Rite Aid 4/22

Took advantage of the (3) 12pk for $9.99 + $3 UP+ Reward back (Reg: 5.19/each)

2 Rite Aid 13 Gallon trash bags with drawstrings (BOGO) (Reg: $5.49)

2 rolls of aluminum foil at $1/each

Used $5 Up+Rewards, and $10 Up+Rewards

Total out of pocket expense: $2.48
Savings $11.07 + $15.00 Up+ Rewards

And took home $6 in Up+rewards

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Walgreens 4/21 (91% savings)

This Walgreen's haul cost me $2.98 out of pocket (before tax).
  • King Hawaiian Sweet rolls - $1.98 (reg. $2.99)
  • 3M Scotch Tape - $1.99 (used Buy 1, get 2 free coupon and a $1/1 off coupon)
  • 5 12pk Coke products - 5/$13
  • Used $13 in Walgreens RR
My totals savings was $30.93

Winn Dixie 4/21 (39% savings)

Winn Dixie 4/21

1 Ginger Ale $1 (Reg. $1.79)
3 Pepsi $1/ea (Reg. $1.79/ea)
2 Twinkies $5 (Reg. $3.99/ea)
1 Capri Sun Cooler ($2.75, reg $3 and got the Nasbisco Snack for free with purchase)
10 PowerAid ($10) + 5 free wyb 10

Total before savings: $35.53
Savings: $13.78
Total: $21.75

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CVS Trip 4/19 (Allegra HOT Deal) (64%-79% savings)

Since I had 5 issues of the 4/17 Smart Source inserts, it's hard to give up the $7 Allegra coupon this week, so I went by CVS to use them up.

Here are my transactions:
  • (2) Easter candy .50 reg price .87
  • (2) Easter candy .99 reg price 1.50
  • Allegra $9.99 reg price $13.79 (used $7 off coupon also)
  • Visine A Eyedrops $6.99 (used $2 off coupon and $2 off CVS coupon)
Total savings: 64%

#2 and #3 were identical
  • Allegra $9.99 reg price $13.79 (used $7 off coupon also)
Total savings: 79% off

Walgreens 4/19 (110% savings includes Register Rewards)

Picked up these goodies from Walgreens
  • Gillette Fusion Razor ($9.99, used $4 off Smart Source Coupon, and received $4 RR. Real cost: $1.99!).
  • Nasogel Dry Noses ($4.99, used $1.50 off peelie coupon and received $5 RR, so Walgreen's paid me to take this home with me)
  • Splenda (This one was most interesting. The item is not listed on sale in the circular nor is the sale price listed on the shelf). It goes regular for $5.49. It was on sale for $2.99. There were $3/1 coupons in the 4/17 SS inserts and you receive $4 in RR, so once again Walgreen's pays you to take these items home with you!

Publix Trip 4/19 (Free Ketchup) (100.31% savings!)

I used coupons at Publix to buy the ketchup which was on sale for $1.99 each! Regular price: $3.19!

My son was out of school sick yesterday, so I stayed home with him. While I home, I got notification that Heinz was giving way 57,000 $2/1 coupons. I managed to get 4 of them. The site was out of coupons within 2 hours.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Publix Trip 4/18 (Saved 27% on Texas Toast)

Went by Publix to fill a prescription and picked up one item. New York Texas Toast. It was 2.89, used .40 off coupon which Publix doubled to .80 cents.

Total cost: $2.09
Original cost: $2.89
Savings: 27%

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Publix Trip 4/17 (Saved 50%)

Picked up the following items:
  • Bounty Napkins
  • Bounty Paper Towels (didn't need them, but needed to buy them to get the deal with the napkins)
  • Publix Bread
  • Publix Milk (I don't know what kind of cows Barber's Milk company use, because it costs more!)
  • Oscar Mayer Center Cut Bacon (BOGO free, then used $1 Publix coupon)
This receipt confuses me. I was under the impression that I needed to buy the Bounty Basic to get the napkins free, but it appears that I needed to buy the Napkins to get the Paper Towels free. I was upfront with the cashier when I told her, "You don't have the 200 count Bounty Napkins, so I got the 160 count instead. Is that ok?" She said, it was fine.

Here are the results:
Store coupon savings: $9.79
Special price savings: $ 6.98
Total Savings: $16.77

My cost: $13.48 (50% savings)

WinnDixie Trip 4/17 (79% savings)

Took advantage of Winn Dixie's make a meal offer this week. It consisted of the following:

Purchase 6 Totino's pizzas for $10 and get the following
  • Free Italian Ice
  • Free Cheese Sticks
  • Free Little Debbie Snack
  • Free Hawaiian Punch
Well, thanks to the Birmingham Bargain Mom, I was able to sweeten the deal with 4 /.50 off coupons which Winn Dixie doubles to $1! Total cost: $3.74 for all of this!

As a side note, my receipt states that I have saved $1,750.11 with my customer rewards card!

CVS Trip 4/17 (Allegra HOT Deal) (74% savings)

CVS has a great deal on Allegra this week. It was very interesting. The pharmacist recommended that I use their $2 off coupon to purchase the product. That reminded me that I saw a $7 off coupon in the paper this morning and I happened to just purchase 2 additional copies of the newspaper so make the deal at Rite Aid, where Rite Aid basically paid me to take home the Nivea Men's Bodywash. I had the those papers in the car!

The Allegra retails for $14.29. This week it is on sale for $9.99, use the $7 coupon in the 4/17 issue of Smart Source and you walk out with the product for $2.99! That helps since Allegra is now over the counter and we pay a lot more for it (out of pocket) since it is no longer covered by insurance.

One caveat, the coupon says, one coupon per transaction. So, I purchased one at the pharmacy desk and one at the front counter!

Rite Aid Trip 04/17 (86% savings)

Usually my Rite Aid trips are on Thursdays, but today had such great deals, I made the effort to make it over there this morning. I got there around 11:30 and many of the shelfs were already going bare. I didn't get a chance to get everything I wanted, but the trip was still a success.

Here are my results:
  • 4 Nivea Active 3 body wash for men $3.99 sale (Reg. price 4.99), used 4 / $3.00 off coupon in today's paper and received $5 in UP+ rewards. Rite Aid basically paid me to take these home with me! Needless to say, after I got mine, another lady in the store ended up clearing off the shelf of this item, but there were only 3 left when I got my 4.
  • 2 Zip Lock Freezer bags 2/$5 (Reg. price 1/$3.99), then used 2/$1.25 off coupons (4/3 Smart Source insert)
  • 2 Zip Lock Sandwich bags 2/$5 (Reg. price 1/$2.99), then used 1/$1.25 off coupon (4/3 Smart Source insert)
  • 2 Purex (3IN1 Sheets), buy one, get one free, then used Rite Aid video coupon $1 off
  • 2 Latex Gloves, Buy one, get one free
  • Four 10 Inch Dixie Plates, buy one, get one free, then used Rite Aid video coupon $2 off
  • Two 13 gallon trash bags, buy one, get one free
  • Neutrogena Body Wash for women (this one buy one, get one 50% off, but since they only had one left, they let me get it at 50% off!)
Because I purchased more than $10 with the video rewards program, I got to use an additional $2 off coupon and since I purchased more than $30 in home products, I got an additional $10 in UP+ rewards.

I also used $2 UP+rewards to pay for the items along with all the coupons.

Full retail value of the products, I purchased today before sale and discounts: $90.21
After sale and coupons, my total out of pocket cost: $30.36
My real cost (since I received $18 in UP+ rewards): $12.36!