Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stockpiling Etiquette

Something I have been noticing a lot online on various blogs and forums is the lack of etiquette that some have with stockpiling. I believe there is a socially acceptable way of doing it and an unacceptable way. I do not mean to offend any of my readers this is just a way to make it easier and more efficient for all.

First- There really never is a need to buy say 20 of some item. I mean really do you absolutely have to have 20 tubes of that toothpaste that is on sale? How long is it going to take you to use them all up? Not too mention that generally if you wait another month a similar item will have just as good a deal with it.

Second - You really should not if all possible clear the shelf (especially in one trip). This is not fair to others who actually need that item that moment or someone else who just wants one.

Thirdly - Cashiers will get irritated if you make them do a zillion separate transactions just so you get all of your RR's etc. This in the long run could possibly make RR's obsolete. Which none of us want. Make separate trips.

And lastly - If you have absolutely no use for that item don't buy it just to make money off it. I mean do you really need 30 meters just so you can get the RR's?

Tips on being a good stockpiler:

Go to various stores and try not to just frequent one. Make separate trips instead of having to do more than one transaction at a time (stop on your way home from work, on your way to pick up the kids etc so you don't waste gas nor time).

I personally have 2 Walgreens and 2 CVS stores on my way home from work and have 2 each of them near my home. So I go back in forth between the various ones.

I generally never buy more than 2 of an item at a time (unless it is B1G1F).My stockpile I have been working on for a couple years. Pretty much every month I buy 2 toothpastes and deodorants from a Walgreens and CVS which obviously I won't use up in a month. The reason I have probably a year's worth of certain items is that I normally pick up things when they are on clearance and have been doing so for a couple years. So I didn't go out and buy all this stuff in a week's or even a month's time.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A few things

Into gardening and your lawn? Or want to learn? Then you might be interested in this:

I always sign up for these and addition to the recipes you get coupons!!

I have ordered business cards (2x) from them and was very pleased. I am thinking about getting this t-shirt with a picture of my son on it for my mother. Do note that you pay shipping and handling for this.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Something New

I added a new blog to my list. This one is for all of you who maybe don't want to read about sales and just want the links to the free stuff. So if you look on the right hand side you will see "My Links" click on "Just the Freebies" and it will only be links to the free stuff. No mention of store sales etc.

I will still post them on this blog too but there will also be posts of upcoming and current sales.

Today's Walgreens stops

I really think this week's sales are awesome! I made out like a bandit at Walgreens this week.

Dr. Schols $10.01
Dr. Schols $9.99
Bayer $2.49
Walgreens Pantyliners 120 ct $1.39
Walgreens Tampons 36 ct $1.79
Used $5 RR + $5 RR + $2 RR
My cost $15.30
Received back $10 RR for the 2 D. Schols
Received $2.50 RR for the Bayer
For a total of $12.50 RR back

Bic Soleil Cartridges $6.99 B1G1F (a total of 4) minus 2 - $2 off coupons
Band Aids 20ct Antibiotic $3 minus $1 off coupon
Band Aids 80ct Sheer $3 minus $1 off coupon
Neosporin $4 minus $1 off coupon
Walgreens Bar Soap 59 cents (filler)

Used $10 RR + $2.50 RR + $2 RR
My Cost $4.09
Received back $4RR from Band Aids and Neosporin

Paid for both orders with my Walgreens gift card. Made $16.50 in RR (though used some of them on my second purchase).

Well, let's hope that now that I have some support hose (CVS buy $15 worth of Futro get $5 CVS bucks back) and the Dr. Schols maybe my feet and legs won't hurt so much.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


This week I think there are quite a few really good Register Reward deals and sales to mention to you all.

Here are my goodies from today's 2 shopping trips.


Rimmel Pressed Powder $4.99 B1G1F used 2 -$1 off coupons = $2.99 for 2!!
Nivea Body Wash $4.99 - $1 off coupon = $3.99 received $5 back in Register Rewards
Walgreens Bar Soap (this was a filler) 59 cents
Ecotrin 45ct $2 used a $2.25 coupon = free with 25 cents overage and $2 in Register Rewards
Raid Ant Baits $3.99 used a $1 off coupon = $2.99
minus $2 Register Reward from previous shopping trip
Total for all before coupons $16.56
Total after coupons $9.33
Register Rewards I got back $7
I paid for all of this with my Walgreens giftcard from doing their rebates from the EasySaver

#2 (different store)

Nivea Body Wash $4.99 - $1 off coupon = $3.99 with $5 Register Rewards
Ecotrin 45ct $2 (I messed up my other coupon and could not use it) with $2 Register Rewards
used a $3 Register Reward from a previous shopping trip
Total before all coupons $6.99
Total after coupons $3.34
Register Rewards I got back $7
Also paid with Giftcard

Paid a total of $12.67 and received $14 in Register Rewards today which I will be using on the following this week (2 trips):

1st trip (will use rr's from above with cheap fillers - more soap!)
Dr. Schols 2 for $20 with $10 in Register Rewards

2nd trip (will use rr's from above plus coupons and more soap for fillers)
Bic Soliel cartridges $6.99 B1G1F am buying a total of 4 packs (too good of a price to pass up!)
Band Aids $3 each x2 plus 1 Neosporin $4 will get back $4 in Register Rewards

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Walgreens Starting Sunday the 26th

Huggies 2 for $20 with $2 in Register Rewards (coupons in the paper recently and also to the right of this blog in the coupon widget)

Nivea body wash $4.99 get $4.99 in Register Rewards (coupon in the paper recently)

Ecotrin 45ct $2 with $2 in Register Rewards back

Rimmel B1G1F (recently there were coupons in the paper)

Bic soleil cartridges b1g1f

$4 in Register Rewards when you buy $10 worth of Band-Aids and Neosporin (coupons in the paper recently)

Dr schols shoe insoles 2 for $20 with $10 in Register Rewards back

Bayer quick crystals 4pk $2.49 with $2.49 in Register Rewards back

A Work In Progress

I finally added items for sale on my other blog. Go check it out if you want!

It is mainly going to be toddler items but there will also be female junior sized clothes too.

I figured it will be easier than listing them on eBay.

Friday, April 24, 2009


So I have been stockpiling now off and on for a few years. Really just recently started having a plan with it recently. I want to have enough of certain items to last me a year or two. This is for when I move. I want to cut my costs as much as possible.

Of course I am stockpiling everything for very cheap. I am using the various deals at CVS and Walgreens and occasional sales elsewhere.

The things I plan to stockpile are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, makeup, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, pads, tampons, pantyliners and various medicines and vitamins.

I think I have a year's supply of everything aside for makeup and medicine. Luckily I don't wear much makeup (powder, lipliner, eyeliner and lipstick) so it will be easy to reach my goal.

Most of the items I have stockpiled have either been on clearance for dirt cheap or have been purchases with CVS Extra Bucks or Walgreens Register Rewards (lots of times getting me more RR's and Extra Bucks back).

I figured if I get most of this items now as cheaply and as free as possible then when I move I will save money and time not having to buy these items.

I make posts on here showing you my purchases so you can see how cheap you can get needed items so you too can save money. :)

A Good MSN Article

I found this article very informative (read the comments too for more tips!). It is about reusing various types of bags including the kind frozen vegetables come in.

I know I am going to start using a lot of the tips from the article and the comments which will help me save money and help the environment. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Few Earth Day Freebies

Get a rebate on Reynold's Wrap 100% Recycled download form today only (limited)
I bought it for $2.50 at Target and there was recently a coupon for 55 cents off. I was able to print mine at around 4:45 am (I get up very early for work).

Get 15% off your order and get a free bag with this coupon from Walgreens (today only).

Disney Store - bring in 3 empty plastic water bottles and you will receive either: a reusable water bottle, kid's t-shirt or adult t-shirt. See store for details (You can swap three empty bottles for a free commemorative Earth Day reusable water bottle, an approximate value of $8.50, or a free T-shirt, valued at $12.50 for kids or $16.50 for adults. The T-shirts are made from a fabric derived in part from recycled plastics).

There are plenty more Earth Day Goodies out there today so look around!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More Stockpiling

2 Kotex Panty Liners 64ct $2.99 ea
1.50 off 2 boxes
$3 CVS Bucks
Total cost out of pocket $1.69

Skintimite Shave Cream $2.99
Lady Mitchum Deoderant $2.99
Johnson's and Johnson's Lotion $3.99 (this smells wonderful - purple bottle stress reliever kind)
snicker (a filler so I could use all the coupons) 89 cents
$2 off Johnson's
75 cents off Mitchum
$3.50 RR
$3.50 RR
Total out of pocket cost $1.88 and received back $5 RR ($3 and $2)

Luvs $6.99 (need to check and see if they have more in stock)
2 Huggies Wipes $1.99 ea
2 Johnson and Johnson Safety Swabs $1.29 ea
Reynolds Recycled Wrap $2.50
4 Greeting Cards $12.16 (total for cards)

coupons I used:
$1 off Luvs
75 cents off Huggies
75 cents off Huggies
$1 off 3 cards
55 cents off Reynolds
75 cents off Johnsons
75 cents off Johnsons

Total out of pocket $24.46 (with over $12 being just the greeting cards)

I will get a refund (Reynolds) of $2.50 or $1.95 depending on whether they take off the coupon.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Upcoming Diaper Sales *Edited

Here are some Walgreens and CVS diaper sales that are coming up. This way you have time to look for coupons to make them an even better deal!! None of the deals are that great but with coupons, register rewards and cvs bucks they can be not that bad.

Target 04/19 (current)
Pampers $9.49 (most of the pamper coupons out presently expire 04/30 so this looks like probably the best deal to use with those coupons)

Target (until 04/27)
Luv's $6.99 (the coupons I have seen expire 04/30 so if you have any coupons for them I would suggest use them now on this sale)

Walgreens 04/26
Huggies 2 for $20 with $2 in Register Rewards back

Walgreens 05-03
Huggies $9.99

CVS 05-03
Pampers $8.99 limit 3

There are plenty of coupons floating around from various Sunday coupon inserts for both Huggies and Pampers. Off hand I don't remember if Pull Ups and Easy Ups were included but I am pretty sure they were.

I am trying to stock up on diapers so I don't have to buy them anymore since I am planning on having him potty trained as soon as possible. Although I will admit I am not looking forward to it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Walgreens - Wed the 6th Only

Free 8x10 use code : MOTHER

Just in time for Mother's Day.


I did do rather well at CVS though (read below about my sad trip to Kmart) lol.

I did so well that even the cashier remarked that she needs to learn how to shop like me and the guy behind me said I was good. lol

I got 3 bags of stuff for less than $4 and got $4 back in Extra Bucks.

This is what I got:

(Easter Items 75% off)
1 Puppy Tattoo Egg 63 cents
1 Plush Fire Engine Easter Basket $2.49 (I am set on Easter baskets for a few years now!!)
1 Easter Vinyl Table Cloth $1.25

2 Kotex Liners 64 ct $2.99 each
2 Kotex Pads 20ct $2.99 each
(they didn't have any tampons aside from the Super and Super Plus so I did not buy any as planned)

1 Crest Pro Health Rinse Nighttime $2.88
1 Crest Pro Health Rinse $2.88

1 CVS Magazine (I have heard they have good coupons) 99 cents

Total before coupons $23.08 plus tax

Coupons I used as follows:
CVS $4 off $20
CVS Bucks $3.49
CVS Bucks $6.00
CVS Kotex coupon $1.50
Kotex $2 off of 2 (printed from coupon widget on this page)
Kotex $1.50 off of 2 (printed from coupon widget on this page)
And according to the receipt there was one more $1.50 off coupon (though I guess she must have used one of my coupons 2x?)

Total after coupons $3.56

Also received $4 back because you get $2 back for the Crest Pro Health (limit 2)

Very Disappointed in My Kmart

I went to Kmart because according to their webpage my store was participating in double coupons. Well, that was not the case since they were going out of business (even though online it showed that store was participating). So that was a waste of a drive. This area where I live never has any stores who doubles or triples coupons so I was so excited about Kmart doing so.

I planned to really stock up on some items. They had Huggies on sale for $9.99 minus $1.50 off coupon (doubled would be $3) I would have paid $6.99 for Huggies Supremes which we all know that is a really good price. I had planned on buying 4 (you can only buy 4 of 1 item - which I think is very fair). And I planned to check out their prices on Luv's since I also had 4 coupons for a $1 off and was hoping to get them after the coupon being doubled for about $5.99.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Head's Up - Walgreens

After April (this month) there will be no more EasySaver's Rebates.

I emailed Walgreen's EasySaver Customer Service asking if the rumors were true and this was their response:

"Thank you for contacting us regarding our recent decision to evaluate the EasySaver program in its current form. Walgreens is always looking into the future. For this reason, we are looking at ways to revamp the rebate program to assist us in proceeding in an exciting direction. Although change is always intimidating we feel that it is time to develop a new loyalty program so we can offer our consumers new and improved services. You will continue to find the EasySaver Catalog in our stores through April. Please look for future advertisement regarding our new programs to come. We appreciate your patience during this transition and hope you will allow us the opportunity to continue servicing your drug store needs.

Thank you, Lisa Rainwater
Supervisor Rebate and Vendor Programs"

I personally just started using the EasySaver and was very happy with it and prefer it over the Register Rewards (since those have a lot of limitations and also expire, not too mention you don't get the 10% bonus like you do with the giftcard). I guess we will see what is going to happen.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Today's Target shopping trip:

Luv's $6.99 x3
Easter Coloring Book 40 cents
Easter Placemats 99 cents x4
Plush Elmo Easter Basket $2.49
Plush Tonka Easter Basket $2.49
Sesame Street Easter Egg Dye Kit 74 cents
Johnson and Johnson Baby Swabs $1.29

Total before coupons $32.34
Coupons as follows:
$1 off Luv's Target Coupon
$1 off Luv's Target Coupon
$1 off Luv's Manufacture Coupon
75 cents off Johnson's and Johnson's Target Coupon
(if I only checked my mail prior I could have gotten the Luv's cheaper because I could have used 2 Luv's Manufacture coupons and 2 Target coupons and gotten them for $4.99 each and then bought another for $5.99 with another manufacture coupon)

Total cost $28.59 which isn't so bad considering I bought 3 packages of diapers, 2 Easter baskets, 4 placemats and all the other items.

Head's Up - Kmart

Kmart will be doubling coupons starting on the 19th. This is only certain stores and there is of course limitations etc.

Go to and to see your ad for your store. They already have the ads up for the 19th and you can put in your zip code for your store flyer and that will let you know about whether or not your store will double coupons and what the limitations etc. are.

I am very excited and hope I can get some good buys.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Easter stuff is now 75% off. You can potentially stock up on some nice Easter things for next year for dirt cheap.

Dry Idea Deodorant is on sale for $2 (I just verified it myself) use the coupon from the coupon widget on the right of my blog which is $2 off. Print 2 times to get 2 for free!! (hit back 2 or 3 times after printing the first one to print 2)

I think lately I have stocked up rather well on deodorant, toothpaste and toilet paper (Marcal). Free or close to free is rather nice. :)

Today's Purchases

I am still feeling sick but a lot better than yesterday. Hopefully, whatever I have/had is almost over. I hate being sick.

I was quite disappointed yesterday: I was going to pick my son up from school and saw that Burger King was offering 99 cents kid's meals for a limited time. I never ever go to fast food restaurants and never feed my son that kind of food. But I felt extremely sick so decided just one time would not be so bad for him. I picked him up and went through the drive through and that is when I discovered that the price was only good if you also bought an extra value meal or whatever they are called. Needless to say I spent $3.73 on some apple fries and milk since when I asked them to just make a cheese sandwich (told them just cheese and bun) they also put ketchup and mustard on it (which my son would not eat). So I ended up having to make dinner anyways. :(

Today's purchases:


Colgate 360 Toothbrush $3.99
Colgate Visual White Toothpaste $3.99
Softsoap Scrub $4.99

75 cents off Colgate Toothbrush
$10 CVS Bucks

My cost = $2.43

I got back in Extra Bucks:
$3.99 for Colgate Toothbrush
$4.99 for Softsoap
$2 for Colgate Toothpaste
For a total of $10.98

Don't forget the Purex!!! See post from yesterday.


Excedrin Express Gels B1G1F $4.79
Colgate Max Toothbrush $3.29
Scunci Hair Elastics 18ct $2.00

Coupons I used :
$2.00 off Excedrin
$2.00 off Excedrin

Total cost $6.46
Received back in Register Rewards:
$3.29 for Colgate Toothbrush
$2 for Scunci
For a total of $5.29 in Register Rewards

CVS - Sunday - Kotex

If you have an Extra Care card and you have your correct email address connected to it than you more than likely received an email for $4 off a purchase of $20. This coupon that you can print is good until Sunday.

I already made my CVS purchases for this week's flyer so I am saving mine for Sunday.

This is what I will be buying:

2 Kotex Pads $2.99 ea I will use a $2 off coupon from the coupon widget on the right hand side of my blog.

2 Kotex Liners $2.99 ea I will use a $1.50 off coupon from the coupon widget on the right hand side of my blog.

2 Kotex Tampons $2.99 ea I will use a $1.50 off coupon from the coupon widget on the right hand side of my blog.

1 Crest Pro Health Rinse $2.88

$1.50 off Kotex CVS coupon (that I received on one of my reciepts.
$4 off CVS coupon

My total purchase will be $20.82

I will pay out of pocket $10.32 for 6 Kotex products and some mouthwash. More than likely will also use up some of my many CVS Bucks so my purchase will be free.

So you might also want to save your $4 off coupon for Sunday too if you need to stock up on Kotex products.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Odds and Ends

Hopefully, I will be feeling better so I can make a large post tomorrow. But for now since I am beyond feeling under the weather I only have a few things for you.

Discount Drug Card


CVS - Purex

It is on sale for B1G1F for $6.99
You can get a coupon for B1G1F from the coupon widget to the right of this blog.
This will mean you will get 2 bottles of Purex for free.

This sale ends this Saturday.

If when you look at the widget to your right and look through all the coupons and it does not show the Purex then go to and enter your zip code and hopefully it will show up for you. Apparently it is just certain zipcodes. It did work for me though.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Walgreens this week

Fiber Choice 10 ct tablets $2.49 Receive $2.49 Register Rewards
Kashi and Kellogg’s cereal 3 for $10 Receive $3 Register Rewards
Scunci Elastics 18 pack$2 Receive $2 Register Rewards
Colgate Max White Toothpate and Max Fresh Toothbrush $3.29 Receive $3.29 Register Rewards
SkippyPeanut Butter B1G1F $3.29
Lysol products B1G1F (use up all those coupons then submit for a $3 rebate!!)
Zout Stain Remover B1G1F $3.99
Excedrin B1G1F (COUPONS HERE $2 off print 2x)
Huggies $9.99

CVS this week

Softsoap Scrub $4.99 get $4.99 back in Extra Bucks (make sure you get the scrub kind) coupon was in a past Sunday coupons
Colgate Enamel Protect $3.99 get $3.99 back in Extra Bucks
Colgate Visable White Toothpaste $3.99 get $2 back in Extra Bucks
Almay B1G1F
Maybelline B1G1F

Upcoming Walgreens Deals

Week of the 19th

Skintimate Shave Gel is on sale for $2.99 and you receive back $2.99 in Register Rewards
Edge Infused Comfort & Edge Infused Hydrate is on sale for $2.99 and you get back $2.99 in Register Rewards
Mitchum Deodorant is on sale for $2.99 and you get $ back in Register Rewards
Turtles $2.99 (recently there was a coupon in the paper for them)
Physician's Formula Cosmetics 40% off (the organic kind is eligible for a $10 rebate through the Easy Saver catalog) I personally did not like the pressed powder (read earlier review)

Upcoming CVS Deals

Week of the 19th

Purchase 4 General Mills cereals and a gallon milk get $2 in Extra Bucks
Tresemme products are 3 for $10 and you get $5 in Extra Bucks
Purchase $25 on Aveeno products and get $10 in Extra Bucks (see previous post for lots of coupons to use!!)
Kotex $2.99 (print coupons from the coupon widget on the right side of this blog!!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coupons, free samples etc.

Edge Shave Gel samples and coupons??

$2 off coupon for Aveeno (CVS has ECB special on Aveeno next week!!)

More Aveeno coupons!! (use at CVS next week!!!!)

Infinity Pad (these are very good! super thin!!)

NatureMade soft gels

Coupon for a free bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

Airborne Zesty Orange Sample

Magic Eraser

This looks pretty cool.

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Silicone Bakeware

This isn't a bad deal. You only pay for shipping. Not a bad way to try out a brand and see if you like it. I haven't decided which I am going to try yet. Any suggestions????

Drink Coffee?

This is good deal if you do. This coffee is really good too. I no longer am a coffee drinker but many years ago I bought this kind and was very impressed. I have friends who will only drink this brand.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Free Samples

Mighty Leaf Tea
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers
Crest Pro Health Enamel Shield
Jergens Natural Glow
Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food
Eucerin Plus Smoothing Essentials
Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

Playtex Tampons at Walgreens

They are on sale for $3.99. They have a $1 off coupon in the Easy Saver book. There also was $1 off coupons not that long ago in the Sunday coupons. So your total cost would be $1.99 plus tax.

Today is the last day of the sale.

I stocked up and bought 4 boxes. I generally only buy Target or Walmart tampons but at that price I couldn't pass it up.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Free Subscription to Prevention Magazine

Go here for your free 1 year subscription to Prevention magazine. The link will say it is for a free calorie counter (which it is) but when you get this email confirmation below. No strings attached. This is how I have gotten many free subscriptions over the years.

Thanks for signing up for your FREE calorie calculator!
1) Your FREE calorie calculator. Get fit and healthy with your FREE calorie calculator! Please click on our link to get yours now
2) FREE Health & Beauty Tips! You'll be receiving free health & beauty tips with your subscription to Prevention (your $12 Reward!). You'll get great fitness advice, healthy recipe ideas, and much more in every issue of Prevention!

This is a nice magazine. It has lots of info and it is small enough that you can more than likely put it in your bag to take with you. Good for when you are waiting around somewhere.

My Very First Contest Ever!!!

O.k. here is what you need to do to enter the contest

Either sign up for one of the three below (or all) after signing up comment that you did so with your email addy that you used to sign up for them (don't worry I am not making any comments public). They are both 100% free to sign up for so there is no need to worry!


CashCrate where you get paid to complete offers (such as surveys etc. some are free some are not - I choose only the free ones)


YouData (you view ads and get paid for them)

I will randomally pick a winner on the 25th.

The winner will receive the following:
$10 Walmart Giftcard
$5 Giftcard to Target
$5 Giftcard to Chevron
2 coupons for a free single roll of toilet tissue or paper towels from Marcal
1 SouthBeach Living water bottle

Thank you and Good Luck!!!! :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Contest Number One!!

O.k. this is my first of many contests I will have on this blog.

Here is what you will win if chosen:
$5 Giftcard for Chevron
$5 Giftcard for Target
South Beach Living Water Bottle
2 coupons for a free single roll bath tissue or single roll of paper towels or box of facial tissue or $1 off larger purchase of Marcal Small Steps (I really like this toilet paper and you can read my review of it here)

Details to come soon of how you can enter and win.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A contest of sorts.

I need more readers. I need some followers on here. So I am coming up with a contest for you all.

More details coming soon.

So far I have a few ideas. :)


Sunday (today) and Monday only:
Easter Basket -$1.99 get $1.99 EB back limit 2
Easter Grass 79 cents get 79 cents back in EB limit 2

I was planning on buying both of the above to hold back but decided against it. I already have 2 Easter baskets for my son and I don't use Easter grass. But it is a very good deal for someone who needs an Easter basket or even to donate.

I did go and buy my Huggies today though.

Here is what I bought:

2 Huggies Supreme $10 each
Johnson's Baby Wash $3
Johnson's Baby Lotion $3
Coupons as follows:
2 - $3 off Huggies
2 - $1 off Johnson's
1- $5 off $25 purchase
$7 worth of Extra Bucks

I paid out of pocket $7.40 which includes tax. I received $10 in Extra Bucks back. I paid less for my purchase than what one package of diapers cost. I saved $20 with coupons and Extra Bucks and then made $10 towards another shopping trip. :)

I have some other items to get from CVS later on the week. Today was a super quick trip with my son.

FYI - You can print a coupon for 75 cents off of Huggies wipes that you can use towards your $25 purchase at CVS. Just look at my coupon thing on the right hand side and you can print it right from your computer.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hints for tomorrow (Sunday)

Buy a newspaper. There will be 5 coupon inserts. Well worth the $1 or whatever your newspaper costs.

CVS starting Sunday has the Huggies and Johnson's EB deal. Buy $25 worth of participating products and get $10 in Extra Bucks back!!

To sweeten the above deal use any EB you already have and hopefully, you might have some of those $3 or $5 off Huggies coupons that you hopefully printed last month. If not there in one of the last few weeks Sunday paper was $1.50 off Huggies. Also again sometime within the last few weeks there were $1 off Johnson and Johnson products. Also if you are a member of Upromise they have e coupons for $1.50 off Huggies that get added to your grocery or drugstore cards. Log into your account to get more details. Not sure if you can use the their $1.50 off and still use a coupon. This will be the 1st time I added any coupons to my CVS card.

Glade Air Freshner is on sale for 99 cents and just recently there was a coupon for B1G1F.
Colgate Max Fresh is on sale for $2.99 with $2EB back and there was recently a 75 cents off coupon for it.

Also check your email address associated with your CVS card because I received an email to print a coupon for $5 off $25 which expires tomorrow that I will be using to buy the Huggies.

With all my coupons and EB's I will only pay$6 plus tax for 2 Huggies and 2 Johnson and Johnson products. Not too shabby!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Entertainment Books

On sale for $15 with free shipping!!! You will save more than the $15 you spend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Publix Grocery Trip *UPDATE

I did rather well. Lots of coupons and lots of B1G1F.

4 Kraft Dressings they had a special of B1G1F I also had 2-$1.50 off coupons total paid $2.90
(Walmart has them on sale for $1.58 with the coupon they would cost 8cents each! I personally barely shop there though)

6 Various Wheat Thins and Triscuits crackers on special for B1G1F and a B1G1F coupon and a $1 off coupon (if my calculations are correct I paid $4.58 for all 6)

Fiber One Pancake mix used $1 off coupon $2.49

2 Kraft Mac and Cheese B1G1F $2.15

2 Hokan Green Tea bags (these are very good and authentic!) $3.38

Ovaltine (this way I will drink more milk not for my son lol) $4.19

2 Breakstone's Cottage Cheese 4pks used 2 - 60 cents off coupons (I pack in my son's lunch) $3.38

2 Athenos Hummus B1G1F (good for the above crackers - some are for Easter) $2.99

Morningstar Chicken Patties (yummy) $3.99

5 Publix Yogurts for $2

Pillsbury Savorings spinach and cheese used $1 off coupon (these are so yummy!) $2.99

Publix OJ Gallon $2.49

Broccoli $2

Pepperidge Farms Pumpernickel bread $2.99

Tombstone Pizza $2.99

Total for all of the above $45.51

I purposely went to Publix for 2 reasons : 1 for the B1G1F deals and also because they were supposed to have the buy national brand get ours free but I did not see it promoted anywhere in the store. :(

****UPDATE: The promotion for buy one of their's and get one of our's free is for these 3 items:
Ranch Flavored Quacker Quakes
Tositos Natural
Newman's Own Salsa

So if you buy the above items you get Publix's equivalents free!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Baby Stuff

Need Business Cards?

I have ordered from them in the past (2x) and they are very nice business cards. Right now they have a really good deal going on. B1G1F.

CVS and Walgreens Purchases *Updated

I am trying to create a stockpile of certain items (cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, makeup, diapers etc.). So I have been scouring the weekly ad flyers and getting my coupons ready!!

Here are my purchases so far for this week:

CVS - Monday
Lysol Neutra Air $2.50 had B1G1F coupon so I got 2 for that price
Fantastik 2 for $5 with 2 $1 off coupons so 2 for $3 with $1 EB back
Thermacare heat patch 3 ct $5.99 $1 off coupon so $4.99 and $1 EB back
Scott Paper Towels 8pk $5.49 with $1 off coupon so $4.49 (you can print the coupon from the coupon thing on the right side of this page)
Paas easter egg kit $1.99 with $1.99 EB back
Johnson's Soap Buddies $1.19 with $1 off coupon so 19 cents
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel Disks $2.99 with $1 off coupon so $1.99
Lady Speed Stick $1.99 with 75 cents off coupon so $1.24
Used a $3 EB towards this purchase

Total $18.84 with $3.99 EB back

CVS - Wednesday #1

Lysol Cleaner $2.50 minus 50 cents off coupon = $2.00
Thermacare 3ct $5.99 minus $1 off coupon = 4.99 with $1EB back (these are really good to keep on hand!)
Scott 8pk Paper Towels $5.49 minus $1off coupon = $4.49 (again print this coupon from the coupon thing on the right side of this page)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet gel disks $2.99 minus $1 off coupon = $1.99
Huggies Wipes 64ct $3.49 minus $2 off CVS coupon = $1.49
EB used on this purchase $8.99

Total = $6.22 with $4 EB back including my Winter Quarter EB's

CVS #2 (this was with my mother's cvs card - I had used it before for St.Ives deal)

Lysol Toilet Cleaner $2.50 minus 50 cents off coupon = $2.00
Lysol Wipes 2 for $5 minus $1off coupon = $4.00
Nano Slim diet pills $6.25 (on clearance rack 75% off)
Baby Blanket 49 cents ( on clearance rack 75% off - should have been 25 cents actually)
CVS zinc oxide ointment $2.99 (on clearance rack 75% off - should have been 75 cents will go back tomorrow to get my difference - marked 75 cents)
Used $5 EB towards this purchase

Total = $10.94

Don't forget there is a $3 rebate on certain Lysol products.

Walgreens - Tuesday

Walitin 30ct $6.99 will be free after rebate
Glade candles $3.49 2 with $4 off coupon will get $2 back with rebate
Soft Soap Body Scrub $3.99 with $1off coupon received coupon good for a free bottle of it
Walgreens Aspirin 36ct $1.59 (clearance)

Total = $15.32

I dropped off my ink cartridge which would be $7.50 which would be free after rebate only to discover today when I went to pick it up that it would not read in the machine so I am going to try again at a different Walgreens just in case their machine was messed up.

Walgreens - Wednesday

Softsoap Body Scrub $3.99 free after coupon
Physician's Organic Formula Pressed Powder $14.49 minus $1off coupon will get rebate of $10 back (I do not like this at all. It has a horrible smell to it. It also makes your skin look very luminous as if you crushed up a whole bunch of pearls and smeared them on your face. It also made my pores look super large. I would not recommend this product.)
Reynolds Wrap 89 cents with Walgreens coupon
Glade candle $5.99 minus $4 off coupon (should have bought 2 at $3.49 to get rebate)

Total = $18.15

So far with the EasySaver Rebates I should get $18.99 back.

I hope I can get my printer cartridge refilled. :( I found out that my printer cartridge cannot be refilled. It failed the electronic test 2x. The guy told me that the circuit board on it was shot. He also told me that a lot of manufactures are now making the printer cartridges not refillable. Like it is a 50/50 chance that you can refill them. He did tell me that HP seems to have a lot that are refillable. He told me to stay away from Canon ones because they make the insides very weak so they cannot be refilled. I ended up having to buy another cartridge for $25.99 but I did have 2 - $5 off coupons that I used towards it.