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 Shopping at CVS This Afternoon

Posted February 14, 2014

 

 

 $2.07 Before Tax

 

 I decided to head out to CVS today as part of my Valentines treat to myself.  I know some of you think that is strange. But I underwent knee surgery 7 weeks ago and it has been a tough recovery.  I have only been out of the house a few times and have always had someone with me.  But today I decided to go out on my own which was so great.  I knew that I couldn't stay and shop like I normally do (3 hours at least when I shop).  So I took a handful of coupons and just decided to see what I could find.  I think I made out pretty good considering I didn't take my thousands of coupons and really i didn't even have a list.  I do this from time to time.  It keeps me sharp...haha.  So drum roll please........Here we go!

 

(3) Panasonic ProCurve Travel razors normally $18 on sale 75% off  for $4.49

(2) CVS Shaving Creme normally $4,29 on sale 75% off for $.1.07 each

(1) Mitchum Deodorant normally $3.99 on sale for $1.99

(1) Colgate MaxWhite Toothpaste normally $3.99 on sale for $3.00

(3) Poise Towlettes normally $4.99 on sale for $3.99 each

Coupons Used:

$11.50 ECB from previous transaction

-$3.00 off $10 worth of shaving products store coupon from Red Kiosk Machine

-$1.00 Mitchum Deodorant Coupon

-$2.50 Colgate MaxWhite store coupon from the Red Kiosk Machine,

-$0.50 Colgate Manufacturer coupon

-$3.00 Poise Manufacturer coupon

-$3.00 Poise Manufacturer coupon

-$3.00 Poise Manufacturer coupon

-$3.00 Poise CVS Store printable coupon

Subtotal:  $2.07

Tax:  $1.42

Total after tax:  $3.49

Saved:  $83.43!!

 

**Normally I roll my ECB's onto deals that produce ECB's.  But the ECB I used was expiring and I had to go ahead and use it.  Otherwise, I would have configured a deal where I earned as many ECB's as I spent.

 

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 My Not So Perfect Trip To Walmart

Posted March 1, 2012

 

 

 

I was so excited about my trip to Walmart this morning.  I  planned it all out last night, got the coupons organized, my list was ready, and I had high hopes for the perfect trip.  After 3 hours of shopping today, picking up, putting down, making alternate plans for out of stock merchandise, I finally had it down to a science.  So.......proud me with my big binder full of coupons and a buggy full of merchandise, marched right up to the cashier and as if auditioning for a Broadway Spectacular, announced that I was ready. I had this trip planned out so well.  I would get tons of toiletries and medications plus ingredients for tonight's meal......AND...... at the end of it all, the cashier would pay me close to $20.  How divine!  Everything was great!  My coupons were scanning without a hitch, I was hearing tons of "ding-ding-ding" as the total came down.  Why I even had time to put on some lip stick and drink a nice cold beverage.  And then I saw her pull out the last 10 coupons......the Big Kahuna  of coupons.  These coupons were going to make my deal oh so spectacular.  And I was going to walk out of Walmart with $20 more in my purse than I came in with! Why that's a quarter of a tank of gas.  Ooooppppssss, forgot, that was last week!  But then I heard the dreaded sound that registers make when a coupon doesn't scan. It's the sound you never want to hear when couponing.  It commands attention as if nails are being drug across a black board. The cashier scanned again.....and again....and again.  She even called over a supervisor.  It was a perfectly good manufacturer's coupon.  There shouldn't have been any problems at all.  But the supervisor could not get the coupon to scan either.  I watched as they scratched their heads in disbelief.  Unable to solve this problem, they called another supervisor who seemed even more confused than them.  After 20 minutes of debating the reason for the "Bad" coupon, a third supervisor appeared.  There were whispers, confused looks, squinty eyes all around, and even a huddle. I was given the strangest reasons for my non-functioning Del Monte Fresh Fruit coupon.  One said it was because I bought bananas.  No......I think bananas are still considered a fruit. Several checked and re-checked the Del Monte label on the bananas.  Yep....it's still Del Monte.  For another 10 minutes, the "Fruit" issue was debated.  And then the fine print was read, read again, and re-read as heads were scratched, eyes were squinted, and mouths formed into tense shapes.  Each one trying to find  the reason for the non-scanning coupon.  One supervisor got on the phone and called head quarters who said the coupon was good.  But OH NO.........that just wouldn't do.  For if this group of 4 could not solve the dilemma of the fruit coupon, then by golly NO ONE could use the coupon! BAHAHA!  45 minutes has now passed. As I checked the time, I realized, I was late picking my son up from school.  It was obvious that the time had come to end this misery.  I took back the fruit coupons and with a heavy sigh, asked how much.  "That will be $37.66 mam". WHAT? Uhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!  I left the store worn out emotionally and physically............ and then.......... I threw up!  Well.....that just made my day even better....haha.  Evidentally I have a stomach bug. I guess my stomach could take the 3 hours of shopping and 45 minutes of arguing.  But what really did my stomach in was having to fork over some hard cold cash....haha!  And just to add a little more spark to my day.....I realized when I returned home that Walmart had over charged me $3.80 on the beef.  So I guess I will be making another trip  to Wally World tomorrow. 

 

 Here is a list of what I purchased:

 

(10) bananas

(1) 8 oz Sour Cream

(2) large cans green beans

(5) Huggie wipes

(1) Quaker Instant Oatmeal

(2) Got 2 B Dry Shampoo

(2) Got 2 B  Hair volumizing powder

(12) Baush and Lomb eye drops

(13) Colgate Toothpaste

(4) Aim Toothpaste

(4) Gas-x

(10) Jergens Lotion

(13) Schick Hydro razors

(1) pack of bagels

(1) white wheat bread

(1) gallon of milk

(1) Secret Deodorant

(7) Colgate toothbrushes

(1) 2 lbs ground chuck

(1) 16 oz shredded cheese

 (1) Dulcolax  (for the dreaded Colonoscopy on Monday---BOO!)

 

 

I actually had twice as much on my list but just plain ran out of time.  The bottom line on my shopping trip was that I purchased close to $200 worth of products and paid $33.86 after refund ($10.99 of it being tax) and tax.  I still saved about 80%.  But as our good 'ol friend Sponge Bob would say........"Barnacles!!"  I really wanted to leave with more than I walked in with.  Well, maybe next time folks.  Next trip, I am allowing 6 hours so that I have time to get everything on my list. Yeah, I know.......I lose my mind when shopping with coupons.

 

As a side note, I don't know what was going on today on the razor aisle.  Everybody and their brother was buying razors.  There were tons when I was over there but after 3 hours, the inventory was really going down. I guess they were all stashing some coupons!  haha

 

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 Going Shopping at Walmart This Morning

Posted March 1, 2012

 

 YEP...that's me today after 3 hours!!

 

I'm Making a list and checking it twice,
Gonna find out my Wally World's price,

Caring With Coupons is headed to town!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip To Harris Teeter

Posted November 9, 2010

 

Today is the  last day of Super Doubles at Harris Teeter. Here is a picture of one of my trips.  The original price for everything was $70.31.  I paid $0.34.    Here is what I was able to grab:

 

1 box of Barilla Plus Pasta

4 cans of Campbell's cream of chicken soup

4 cans of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup

2 cans of Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes

2 boxes of Betty Crocker instant potatoes

3 boxes of Ideal Sweetener

2 containers of Baiiley's creamer

2 Best Life Butter Spray

1 pack ground Perdue Chicken

3 large bottles of Gain Dish Detergent

3 Large bottles of  Seventh Generation Dish Detergent

 

This trip wasn't a regular grocery run.  It was a trip planned to pick up items that I needed and whose prices were at the perfect price with coupons. I haven't been able to make it to the grocery store every day like I normally do during these sales due to a bad cough and cold but I have managed to pick up the items that I wanted and to stock pile those items. I may try to get out there today to pick up the last of the items that I need. Hopefully everything that I want is in stock!

 

 

 

 

 






My Trip To CVS Today

Posted October 10, 2010

 

 

I went shopping at CVS right after church today.  Most of the time when I shop at drug stores, I try to only spend tax.  Today I knew it would be higher because I was purchasing a $10 container of make-up. I ended up spending $1.20 plus tax and saved $93.86!  Here is a list of what I purchased:

 

(4) Quaker Oatmeal  $2.50 each

(3) bags of M&M's  $1.50 each

(1) Pack of Brach's candy corn   $0.99

3-pack of Dial Soap   $1.99

(1) Revlon Face Powder  $9.99

(12) Renuzit fresheners $0.88 each

(2) Colgate Enamel Toothpaste $2.99 each

(4) Purex 3-in-1 sheets  $7.99 BOGO

 

Coupons Used:

-$5/$20 CVS coupon

(4) -$2.00/1 Quaker Oatmeal Facebook coupons (from 2 computers)

-$.50/3 M&M coupon from the 10/10 insert

-$1.50/2 M&M CVS coupon from the Kiosk machine today

-$0.99 Brach's candy corn coupon from the CVS Kiosk machine today 

-$0.35 Dial coupon from the 10/10 inserts today

(1) $1.00/1 Revlon coupon

-(2) Buy 3 Get 3 Free Renuzit's coupons

-(2) $1.00/1 Colgate coupon from the 10/10 insert

-(4) $3.00/1 Purex 3-in-1 sheet coupons from the 10/10 RP

 -$10 ECB

-$10 ECB

-$2 ECB

Total:  $1.20  + tax

Earned:

$4.00  Revlon ECB

$1.00 Dial ECB

$5.98 ECB  ($2.99, $2.99 from Colgate)

$4.00 ECB  ($2.00, $2.00 Quaker)

=$14.98 in ECB's

 

**I usually try to use the same number of ECB's as I am making.....but, I needed the $10 powder and wanted the candy so I used extras this week.  I had made extra ECB's last week so I just used them on the deal today.  I try to keep my weekly ECB's around $20.  I made $14.98 plus have another for $3.50 so I now have $18.48 so I am happy.

 

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 My Trip To Harris Teeter Today

Posted June 24, 2010

 

 Well, I finally made it to Harris Teeter. Over 2 hours later, I emerged victorious!  Let me tell you, I walked out of that store feeling like I was queen of the grocery store!  I had my plan mapped out before I ever hit the store.  I knew this would be a tough shopping trip because of the strategy involved but it was worth it.  I probably passed many people that I knew.  But, I was in the zone and never noticed a thing except my calculator, list, coupons, and paper I was scribbling on.  I pulled out all the stops on this one.  I combined rain checks with deals and coupons, used coupons I had won, coupons from other states, and tried to tie different deals together.  In the end, my total came to $113.92.  My cost?  $0.33.  Yep....that's right.  $0.33!!!  So now you see why I walked out of the store feeling victorious. And then when it didn't seem it could get any better.....it did!   I earned a coupon for FREE Kleenex hand towels plus a $2 catalina off my next order.  Now that's what I am talking about!  Here is what I picked up at Harris Teeter:

 

1 Gallon Harris Teeter skim milk

2 Tropicana Orange Juice

2 Oscar Mayer Hot dogs

3 (50) packs of Ideal Sweetener

1 Kens Salad Dressing

1 Suave Professional Shampoo

2 French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

1 box Saltines

1 Buitoni cheese Ravioli

2 Yoplus yogurt 4 pack

2 Yoplait with fiber yogurt 4 pack

3 Kraft salad dressings

2 packs Borden sliced Cheese

1 McCormick Spice 6 pack

1 pack Oreo Cookies

1 Nature's Own Wheat Bread

2 (2) lb Ground Round

2 packs of Smart Chicken legs

1 Turkey Breast

 


 

 Here's the coupon for Free Kleenex Hand Towels

 

 

 

 

Here's the Catalina for $2 off my next order

 

 

 

And here is the receipt for $0.33!   Woo-Hoo!!

 

 

 I will head back tomorrow.  I think that I am stock piling cheese for summer cookouts (will freeze), hot dogs (freeze for summer cookouts), and salad dressing.  My plan is to also pick up items that I can take on 2 beach trips this summer.  Food costs are so high at the beach. Anything that I can pick up free or cheap this week, I will go ahead and get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Goodies Today

Posted June 25, 2010

 

 Well, another good day out shopping.  Not as good as 2 days ago when I only spent $0.33 but not bad today.  I picked up all of this for around $10.00 (originally around $100 for all......90% savings).  The aluminum foil and gum came from Rite Aid.  The Netie Pot, Bounce sample, and paint came in the mail.  I sent away for these weeks ago when the companies were offering free samples.  The rest came from Harris Teeter.

 Ok....so here is what I bought:

1 Snuggle $3.79 - $1.50 coupon = $0.79

(3) Packs Perdue Chicken at $2.99 each - (3) $1.00 coupons = $2.97

1 Red Baron Pizza at $3.33 - $1.00 coupon = $1.33

(2) French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce $2.00 -  (2) $1.00 coupons = FREE

(1) Lea & Perrins Chicken Marinade .at $1.99 = FREE

4 Kraft Dressing at $2.79 - (4) $1.00 coupons = $3.16

2 Orange Jello at $0.57 - $0.50/2 = $0.14

Lays Potato Kettle Chips $2.50 - $1.00 = $0.50

Nature's Own Whole Wheat Bread -$0.75 coupon  = FREE

Buitoni Fettucinni  $2.99 - $1.50 coupon = FREE

2 Kens Salad Dressing $3.85 - (2) $1.00 coupons = FREE

1 Dannon Yogurt 4 pack e-vic deal at $0.99 Limit 1 - $1.00 coupon (not doubled) = FREE

2 Ideal Sweeteners $2.79 - (2) $1.00 coupons = $3.58  (not doubled...face value) 

2 packs of John Morrel Off the Bone lunch meat at $3.50 - (2) $1.00 coupons = $3.00

-$3.00 on  your next order catalina

-$3.00 on your next order catalina

-$2.00 on your next order catalina

Final:  $7.47  + tax        Plus received $3 catalina off my next order

 

 After I left Harris Teeter today, I ran by Rite Aid to pick up a prescription.  While I was waiting, I noticed Aluminum foil in the clearance section (aisle 4 for those of you here in K'ville).  It was originally priced at $2.99 but had been marked down to $1.39.  So I picked up a roll.  When I checked out, I noticed that it rang up $0.69!  So I ran to the car for more coupons.....ran back into the store and picked up 3 more.  I had my small binder so I didn't have all of my coupons. with me.  Note to self........NEVER leave the house without "Big Mama" (my binder nick name).  I returned home, found more coupons and headed back to the store.  On the second trip, I bought 6 rolls for $0.14 + tax!   When I left, there were about 10-12 rolls left.  They also had small packs of  baby wipes marked down to $0.74, their brand.

 

I also picked up 9 packs of Dentyne gum.  They were marked $1.29.  The total was  $11.61. Since I am a Gold Member of the Wellness program, 20% was taken off  (-$2.32 was deducted) making the total $9.29.  Then I used (9) $1.00 Dentyne coupons making my final total $0.29 + tax.

 

 

 

 Made A 2nd Trip To Rite Aid.

  

 

 I was so excited about the Aluminum foil deal that I grabbed more coupons from home and returned to the store.  So, I bought 6 at $0.69 each = $4.14.....used (4) $1.00 coupons for a grand total of $0.14.   All together, I ended up with 10 packs of aluminum foil and 9 packs of gum for $0.52 + tax.

 

Here's the receipt for the (6) packs of aluminum foil during second trip.........

 

 

 Cha-Ching.....Bada Bing!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Harris Teeter Shopping Trip Today

Posted September 20, 2010

 

 

 Today, over at Harris Teeter, I decided to combine as many deals promotions as I could within one trip.

Currently, there is a GM deal going on.......buy 20 promotional items and receive $6 off your final bill.  Within that deal are 3 more... separate deals.  One of the items in the GM deal is the Old El Paso shells, dinners and tortillas.  If you buy (6), the (6) count  toward the 20 in the GM deal but also qualify for  $3 off your next order of beef or chicken.  Pillsbury is having a separate Catalina deal.  Purchase (6) of the refrigerated biscuits, sweet rolls, pie crusts, etc and earn $3 off your next shopping trip.  Green Giant is having their own deal, buy 8+ boxed vegetables ( on sale for $0.99 this week) and qualify for $3 off your next shopping trip.  The Taco shells, Pillsbury bread, and Green Giant vegetables all qualify for the GM deal.  Finally, there is a Kraft deal.....buy 3 Kraft promotional items and receive $3 off your bill.  This one is not related to the GM deal.

So, the plan today, was to combine all of these deals so that I could make the most of it. Now this wasn't one of those less than $1 days but it was a great day because of all the catalinas that I received.  Tomorrow, I plan to only pick up the free items.

 

(9) Green Giant Boxed Vegetables  $0.99  - (3) $0.60/3 coupon from 9/12 GM

(6) Old El Paso Taco Shells 4/$5

(6) Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.67 each  - (3) $0.40/2 coupon from 9/12 GM

(3) Kraft Polly-O cheese  $3.99 - (3) $1.00/1 coupon  from 9/12 SS  ($1/2 for some of you)

(2) Ideal Sweetener $2.49/2 - (2) $1.00/1 coupons found in front of product

(3) Dawn DIsh Detergent $0.99  - (3) $0.50 coupons from 8/29 P&G

(3) Herbal Essences shampoo   $2.50  - (3) $1.00/1 coupons from 9/12 SS 

(1) Activia 4-pack  $1.99 - $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 SS

(2) Dannon Crushables  $1.99  - (2) $1.00/1 coupons  from 9/19 SS

(1) Finish Quantum Dishwasher sale $4.99 (normally $8.99) - $3.00 coupon in front of product

(1) BestLife Margarine   $1.17/1 - $1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 RP

(6) Cans of chicken noodle soup (forgot to put in picture...I knew something was missing) $0.50 each - (2) $1.50/3 coupons from Over Here 

(1) Cascade Dishwasher Detergent $3.49 - $2.00 HT Catalina

(1) Holly Farms Chicken  $2.95  - $3.00 Catalina

Total: $26.78 after tax 

Saved:  $139.75  (that's 80+ savings after you figure in the Catalinas!!)

Earned:  $6 off order for GM deal

                $3 off order for Kraft deal

                $3 off next order Catalina from Green Giant

                $3 off next order Catalina from Pillsbury

                $3 off next order of chicken or beef from Old El Paso

 

  Be sure to check the bottom of your receipt because mine had a FREE Starbucks coffee cake.            

 After Harris Teeter, I headed over to CVS for a quick trip. I went over yesterday for my big trip.  On a table in front of the registers are sale cereal.  In a second transaction, I picked up 12 boxes of honey nut cheerios for $1 a box after coupons.  That's my price point.  So when I see cereal for $1 a box, I grab it!!  The expiration date wasn't until mid 2011. The Kellogg's Special K is priced at $0.99.  It looks like it has red berries in it.  It too sits in front of the registers at CVS here in K'ville.  There is a $1/2 coupon in the 9/12 RP, giving you 2 boxes of Special K for only $0.98!!  All the available cereal is on the table so once it is gone, it is gone.

 

 From CVS

(2) Right Guard Defense Deodorant $2.99 each = $5.98

( 1) Biologe Shampoo  $1.69

(1) Rembrandt Toothpaste  $6.29

Used:

$3/2 RIght Guard coupon from Over Here

Free Biologe coupon from the Kiosk today

$1/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste coupon from Over Here (use zipcode 10011)

-$6 ECB from last transaction

Final Price:  $2.27   Earned $3.50 ECB Rembrandt and $2 ECB Right Guard

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 Binder GIve Away!

Posted Jan. 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OK, here is what you all have been waiting for.  This is the prize for the person who gets the most number of people to join the site.  This binder is leather and by Samsonite.  It has a built in calculator, has 2 small pockets for pens, and areas to put cards and extra coupons.  It zips closed to keep your coupons from flying away when you are running for the bargains!  There is a tablet of paper in the back to write down your lists or to work out calculations on.  I have included baseball sleeves for your coupons and vinyl divider sheets with wide label tabs.   Plus, a (2) zippered pencil pouch to keep your extra pens, pencils, scissors, and extra coupons in.  This was not one of my freebie finds. Believe it or not, I paid full price so you are quite special if you win this.  This is not a cheap binder.  It is extremely nice.  In fact, it is one of the binders that I use.  I just love it and that is why I chose it for you.  It is a good binder for women or men.  It is not bulky, fits into a large purse, and is very functional.  Good Luck to you all.  Keep getting folks to join.  Remember, the contest ends at midnight Valentine's Day. The winner will be announced the next morning.  Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who says you can't shop big on $5??

Posted Jan. 19. 2010

 Today, I gave myself a $5 challenge and what a job that was!  I made purchases at CVS and Harris Teeter.  Here is what I was able to get:

 

Harris Teeter:

2 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal                                         Total:  $1.05

 

CVS:

6 packs of 12-pkg Pepsi

2 large Dial Men's Body Wash

10 bottles of Dawn Dish Detergent

2 large packs of M & M's

1 bar of Neutragena facial soap

1 travel pack of Ibuprofen

1 Crave-NX   Diet Spray                                                 Total:  $2.83

 

GRAND TOTAL:  $3.88

 

What did I do with the $1.12 left over???  I headed over to McDonalds and got a sandwich off the dollar menu for a total of $1.07.  I brought something to drink with me so I didn't need to pay for a Coke.

 

TOTAL  $4.95!!!!!   Cha-Ching.......Bada Bing!!!

 

 AND to top it off.......there are coupons in both boxes of oatmeal!!!  .

 

 

 

 Sorry my pictures are blurred.  If I didn't use the flash, pictures were blurred.  If I used the flash, the entire  thing turned white.  But I think you can make it out pretty good. One of these days I will figure out how to use my camera on receipts..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Freebies

Posted Nov. 14, 2009

 Over the past  week, this is what I have been able to get FREE!  This isn't even all of it.  I have twice as many of the Lysol i-motion air freshners, hand sanitizers, glucose monitors, 12 packs of Trident gum, and 7 rolls of Mentos.   I have already given some of it to my nieces, sister, children, their friends, and daycare. Evey single item was free, although I did pay tax on all of it.  I did not include the freebies from the grocery store or CVS. 

You too can do this. The main thing to remember is to always go for the free items and have plenty of coupons.  If you only get one newspaper, then ask your neighbors, friends, family for theirs.  The more coupons you have, the more deals you can make.  I would not have been able to get all of this with just 1 -2 newspapers.  So, ask everyone you know for theirs

. If you live in an apartment, check the recycle bins. You can get coupons from the library.  Ask businesses that provide papers to their customers on Sunday (such as coffee shops).  And, don't be shy about it. Only 1% of the population uses coupons. The rest  throw theirs away.  So get out there and get busy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Shopping Trip Today:

Posted Nov. 13, 2009

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Well, I had tons of errands today but I did manage to make a few pit stops for goodies.  First stop was Rite Aid.  The Mentos candy is on sale for $0.50 each.  There is a $0.55 coupon on Mentos Gum  in the 9/13 and 10/11 Smart Source.  This coupon works for gum or candy. Rite Aid does allow overage on an item like this.  However, you will not be given cash back.  So, having 6 coupons and knowing that I would be minus zero,  I purchased 7 rolls of Mentos candy.  The coupons went through perfectly, no beeps.  The 7th roll of candy took the overage. So, the first 6 were -$.05 each or  -$.30 for all 6.  The 7th one was $0.50 minus the $0.30 overage which made my total $0.20 + tax!

Then I headed over to Walgreens.  I bought several boxes of Kleenex.  There is an in-store ad coupon (Sunday's Walgreens sale paper)  that reduces Kleenex to $1.09 a box (there is a particular type on sale).  In the "Healthy Savings Book"  (pictured below) is a $1.00 off coupon.  When you buy the Kleenex, use the in-ad coupon first, making the Kleenex $1.09.  Then hand the $1 coupon from the Healthy Savings Booklet.  This will bring your total down to $0.09!  There is also a manufacturer coupon for $0.50 that you can use.  The problem with adding this coupon, is that the register will beep because you have gone negative and you will have to purchase a filler which will basically cause you to pay more than if you just left it off. I also bought the Breeze 2 Glucose Monitor.  It is on sale for $14.99.  I used a $30 coupon which Amanda, the cashier, had to over ride and price reduce to $14.99.  The monitor was free (I will donate) and I made a $5 Register Reward!  I can also send off for the $14.99 rebate

.I also purchased several boxes of Bayer aspirin which were priced at $2.99.  I used a $1.50 coupon and then the $1.50 in-ad coupon (from the Walgreen sale paper on Sunday), making these free. I handed over the store coupon first.

 

So, here's what I bought:

7 packs of Mentos for $0.20 + tax

3 Bayer Glucose Monitors for FREE + tax + made $15 RR's and can send off for the $14.99 rebates

6 boxes of Kleenex for $0.54 + tax

4 boxes of Bayer Aspirin for FREE + tax

 

Tomorrow is the last day for these sales.  I will probably go back again tomorrow to use  all of my coupons.  I will certainly be able to use everything that I  purchased except the Glucose Monitors, which I will donate. 

 If you do not need the glucose monitors, consider donating to the Diabetes Association.They will pass it along to someone in need!

 

Thanks to Amanda and Nicole for all of their patience and hard work when I shop in the store! They are such  great cashiers! 


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My Walgreen Deals Today

Posted Nov. 12, 2009

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I went back to Walgreens today because the ink cartridge refill was such a good deal.  As I stated a few days ago, I normally pay $36 for 2 ink cartridges (color and black & white).  There is an in-ad coupon from the Sunday Walgreens sale paper giving you refills for $9.99 each.  There was also a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase.  So here is what I bought:

 

2 ink cartridges @ $9.99 each

4 Nexus Shampoo priced at $5.49 each

2 Theraflu  $5.00 each

6 Glade Sprays  $1.89 each

 

Use in this order::

$5 off $25 coupon from Walgreens Sunday sales paper

$4 Nexus coupon from the Walgreens November coupon Booklet  (took $16 off)

$3/2 Theraflu manufacturer coupon from 10/18 SS

$3 Theraflu coupon from the Walgreens November coupon booklet (took off $6)

(3) Buy one get one free Glade manufacturer coupons  from 11/1 SS

$.99 Glade Walgreens In ad coupon (from Sunday's  walgreens sale paper)

$1 Glade coupon from Walgreens November coupon Booklet  (took off about $2.50)

Total:  $21.82

 

Basically, I paid for 2 ink cartridges and got everything else for free!  I didn't use any Register Rewards.  I earned a $3 Register Reward from the Theraflu and saved about $65!

 

 

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ALSO.......Walgreens has marked down their reusable green bags to $.50. It's not the one pictured above (couldn't find a picture).  It is actually nicer than the one pictured above.  I bought several of these in a second transaction to use as gift bags at Christmas.  They are Christmas green colored and much cheaper than the paper ones.  Not only will I be giving a gift but a reusable bag as well.

Giving a gift and saving the environment....woo hoo!  

 

 

 

 

 

My Trip To Harris Teeter and Walgreens on Friday

Posted Nov. 6, 2009

 This is what I purchased yesterday at Harris Teeter for a whopping total of $1.27!

 

 

 Here's my trip to Walgreens

 


 

 (Did this Deal 3 times)

Theraflu  sale $5.00 each bought 2 at a time  $10.00

1 filler ( I chose 1 candy bar at $.50)

Used:  -$3 Register Reward from last week

             -$3/2 manufacturer coupon

            -(2)  $2 out of the Walgreen book with scarecrow on top  (will deduct $4)

Final:$.50 + tax    Earned a $3 RR.  

 

This deal would have been cheaper had I chosen a cheaper filler.

 

 

 3 Lubriderm Lotion  $4.49  x 3  = $ 13.47

1 candy bars as filler $.50

Used (2) $2 Internet Printed coupons

Used (1) $2 manufacturer coupon

Used (3) $1 from Walgreens book (Diabetic)

Used $3 RR from last week        

Final $2.47 + tax

 

This deal does not give RR's like the larger bottles but I bought for Christmas stockings.

 

 

 (I did this deal 4 separate times)

2 Almay eye Shadows  $7.49  x 2= $14.98

2 One Coat Mascara  $7.99 x 2= $15.98

 1 comtrex  $5.99

One candy bar as filler  $.50

-$7.49 shadow rang up BOGO

-$7.99 mascara rang up BOGO

Subtotal:  $21.97

Used:   $4 from the November Walgreens  booklet (will deduct $8 for 2 mascaras)

              $3.00 manufacturer coupon for Comtrex

              $3.00 Walgreens coupon from November booklet 

               $6.00 RR from last week

Final:  $1.97 + tax   Earned a $5 RR

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Trip To Harris Teeter and CVS  on Thursday.  Here's what $2 will buy ya!

Posted Nov. 5, 2009

 

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 What  a trip! I started at Harris Teeter.  My grand total was $0.36!!  Plus, I  earned a $.50 Catalina toward my next shopping trip. Then off to CVS I went.  I left there having spent only $1.62 and earning $10 Easy Care Bucks. I saved $153 at Harris Teeter and $43.34 at CVS.       Here is what I purchased:

 2 pork tenderloins

2 pkgs of boneless chicken breasts

2 heads of broccoli

1 bag of carrots (large bag)

4 large Fuji apples

9 pkgs of yeast

4 pkgs of saffron rice

2 chili mix

1 Heniz ketchup

3 pkgs of Dr. Scholl comfort +

2 Martha White muffin mix

3 Beechnut baby food

2 Carnation evaporated milk

3 Scrubbing Bubbles

2 Muellers Macaronni

2 Muellers spaghetti noodles

2 2 liter soft drinks

3 large Dawn dish detergent

6 cans vegetable soup with pasta

2 Campbells cream of chicken soup

1 Campbells spaghettios

2 cans Sloppy Joe mix

3 large boxes of Swanson beef and chicken broth

2 large Glade glass candle holders

2 pkgs of Glade oil refills

2 Pulsar toothbrushes

1 bunch Organic bananas

2 bags frozen peaches

 

So my grand total was  $1.96 today for both stores.....less than $2.00!   I saved a little over $196.00!  It took a lot of thinking and time to do all of this but so worth it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bargain Hunter's Deals At Harris Teeter So Far This Week

Posted Nov. 7, 2009

 

 

 

 Dawn,

I have attached a photo of my Harris Teeter triple shopping items so far this week. I haven't had a lot of time to shop so far, but plan on making it up this weekend (if they re-stock). The items I got are listed below. My total OOP was $13. The normal cost on these items would have been $262. A 95% savings is not too bad. Plus I have catalina coupons for $3 off my next order courtesy of the McCormicks spices and yeast purchases

Here's what I got:

  • 18 Small Bags Mahatma Rice
  • 2 Cozy Shack Pudding
  • 4 Mt. Olive Salad Cubes
  • 7 Packs Yeast
  • 2 Martha White Muffin Mix
  • 9 Yakisoba Noodle Dinners
  • 8 Dole Peaches and Cream Parfait
  • 1 McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 McCormick Chili Powder
  • 1 McCormick Parsley Flakes
  • 6 Packs Hormel Pepperoni
  • 4 Chef Boyardee Mini-Bites
  • 12 Small Cans Hunts Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks
  • 8 Boxes Muellers Spaghetti
  • 3 Scrubbing Bubbles
  • 3 Air Wick Sprays
  • 3 9-Lives Cat Food (3.5 lb bag)
  • 4 Bags Hall’s Sugar Free Cough Drops
  • 9 Pouches Starkist Tuna
  • 1 Betty Crocker Potatoes
  • 5 Boxes Krusteaz Pound Cake Mix
  • 3 Argo Corn Starch
  • And a Partridge in a Pear Tree


David  (Bargain Hunter)

 

Great job David!!  Here's sending you a grande cha-ching!!

 

 

If you would like me to post your pictures, send them to me at    troombread@triad.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Brett's trip to Harris Teeter and CVS

 Posted Nov.6, 2009

 

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 My daughter, Brett, made a trip to Harris Teeter and CVS yesterday.  Her total for both stores was $1.56.......$1.00 at CVS (diapers) and $0.56 at Harris Teeter. I am a proud mama!  I have taught her well.  

The diapers were in a clearance bin at CVS.  With the sale and coupons, she was able to get 4 packs for $1.00.  Those will be donated to the church's pantry.  The rest came from Harris Teeter.

I give this a grande cha-ching!

 

 

 

 

 

My Trip To Walgreens

Posted Oct. 29, 2009

 

 

 What a day at Walgreens I had today.  Many of the monthly deals are coming to a close so I wanted to purchase what I could.  I took my 11 year old son and bless his heart.......I know I kept him in there for 2 hours. We were tired to begin with. But, he stayed  right with me.  Kudos to Nichole the cashier!!! She was worn out by the time I finished.  I  had  20 transactions!!  All my RR's were spread out on her counter.  I became so tired at one point that she would have to tell me which RR went to which item..  By the end, I was throwing money at her...haha!  We had a rhythm going at the end.  She will probably hide the next time she sees me come in.  She really is a wonderful cashier and is so patient.  So thank you Nichole!!.

 

To the list below, I also bought 6 large bags of Halloween candy, a make-up clutch,  plus a toy for my son...... but since I did not use register rewards, I am not including those items.

 

I used $73 RR's and made $94.50....a profit of $21.50.  I paid for everything with a $20 bill (final cost, tax, clutch, etc).  I made a profit of $1.50 and saved.....now get this......$283.35!!  (Glucose monitors were $119 for 2)  Yeah!  Now..........I give that a  Grande Cha-Ching!!!

Final amounts:

44 bags of popcorn

1 Glade Fragrance Reed                          

 1 Gillette MVP Razor

2 Breeze Glucose monitors

8 Fresh Effects Chapstick

4 Robitussin To go

4 Quaker Oats

8 Fiber Choice Tabs

5 Vaseline Infusion Lotions

2 Sugar Free Candy

 

 

 

 

Here is what I purchased:

 

***I used the Act II popcorn as a filler (4/$1.00 with in-ad coupon)

 

2 sugar free candy  Reg. $499 marked down to $.60  =$1.20

Used $1 coupon

Final $.20 plus tax

 

1 Glade Reed Diffuser on sale for $4.99

Used $4 coupon

Final $.99

 

4 containers of oatmeal  priced at $2.50 sale  ($10.00/4)

Used the in-ad coupon for B1G1 Free  making it  $5.00/4

Used (2) $1.25/2 coupons making it $2.50/4

added 2 popcorns @$0.50 making it $3.00  with in-ad

Used $3.00 Register Reward....paid tax and got back $5.00 RR

 Received a $5 RR

 

1 Vaseline Infusion Lotion  @ $6.99

 2 popcorns  with in-ad coupon $0.50

Used $1 vaseline coupon

Used $5 RR

Used $1 RR

Final $.49 before tax

 Received a $7 RR

 

1 Fresh Effects Chapstick  $2.99

 1 Gillette MVP Razor    $10.99

2 popcorns  $.50  with in-ad

Used:  $4 razor coupon

Used (2)  $1 RR

Used $8 RR

Final:  $.48 before taxes

Received $3 RR for Chapstick and $6 for razor

 

1 Vaseline Infusion Lotion   $6.99

1 Robitussin to go

1 Fiber Choice

Used $1 coupon for Robitussin

Used $1 coupon for Vaseline

Used $8 RR

Final  $1.97 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR, $7 RR, and $2.50 RR

 

 

2 Bayer Glucose Meters  $14.99 each

Used (2)  $30.00 coupons

Final:  $0.00 plus tax

Received $5 Register Rewards

 

1 Fiber Choice  $2.49

1 popcorn  $.25  with in-ad

Used $2.50 RR

Final  $.24 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR

 

 

1 Fiber Choice   $2.49

1 popcorn  $.25  with in-ad

Used $2.50 RR

Final:  $.24 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR

 

 

1 chapstick   $2.99

Used $2.50 RR

Final  $.49 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR

 

 

1 Fiber Choice  $2.49

1 popcorn $.25  with in ad

Used $2.50 RR

Final:  $.23 plus tax

 Received $2.50 RR

 

1 chapstick  $2.99

Used $2.50 RR

Final  $.49 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR

 

 

1 chapstick  $2.99

1 Fiber Choice  $2.49

7 popcorns $1.50 with in-ad coupon

Used $7 RR

Final:  $.23 plus tax

Received $3 RR, $2.50 RR

 

 1 Fiber Choice  $2.49

1 chapstick  $2.99

6 popcorns with in ad  $1.25

Used $7 RR

Final:  $.23 plus tax

Received $2.50 RR and $3.00 RR

 

1 chapstick  $2.99

1 fiber choice  $2.49

6 popcorns at $1.25 with in-ad coupon

Used $7 RR

Final  $.23 plus tax

Recevied $2.50 RR and $3 RR

 

 

Vaseline Infusion Lotion    $6.99

1 Robitussin to go   $2.49

7 popcorns with in ad  $1.75

Used $1 vaseline coupon

Used  $1 Robitussin coupon

Used $6 RR

Used $3 RR

Final  $.23 plus tax

Received $7RR, $2.50 RR

 

 

1 Vaseline Infusion Lotion   $6.99  (did this deal twice)

1 Robitussin to go  $2.49

3 popcorn $.75 with in-ad coupon

Used $8 RR

Final  $.23 plus tax

Received $7RR, $2.50 RR

 

1 chapstick  $2.99

1 fiber choice  $2.49

3 popcorns $.75

Used $6 RR

Final  $.23 plus tax

Received $3 RR, $2.50 RR 

 

1 chapstick  $2.99

Used $2.50 RR

Final  $.49 plus tax

Received  $3 RR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walgreen Deals on 10/24/09

Posted Oct. 25, 2009

 Here is a picture from my last shopping trip to Walgreens last night. My daughter and I shopped almost everyday this week at Walgreens.  Between the two of us, I think we ended up with about 40 bottles of Theraflu, 40 pencils, 20 bottles of Pedialyte, 12 bottles of Triaminic, 25 bags of Halls cough drops, 3 sure deodorants, 6 Almay makeups, 20 bottles of Vaseline Infusion lotion,15 Chapstick, 14 bottles of Witch Hazel,  12  Gillette MVP Razors, and tons more! We made money on some of the deals  When that happened, we either kept  the extra RR's for next week or we used them on 75% off items.  Brett even ended up with a free phone! After all was said and done, I was left with 37 register rewards and she had 47!  We will roll those this week on more free items although I don't see how this week can beat last week.  On the deal above, I spent around $2.38 before tax and saved nearly $100.   Thanks to the cashiers at Walgreens for all of their hard work this week.  It wasn't an easy task dealing with all the merchandise and coupons!!!  They all were so nice and we just appreciate them so much!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do with all of your freebies?

Posted Oct. 22, 2009

 

 

What do you do when you have brought home so many freebies that your closets won't shut, you're hiding your  purchases under the bed (don't want your family to think you've gone mental!), and your family won't talk to you?  Well, I have the perfect solution.  Donate!!  We have started a pantry at my church and so I gathered up some things today to take over. Above is a picture of some of the items.  I will take more tomorrow.  A lot of folks walk right into churches asking for help.  Michael, the fellow I wrote the blog about, was one of those folks.  When a family is in desperate need, they go to the nearest church.  Unfortunately, not many churches are equipped to handle such a situation.  In Kernersville, there are only 2 pantries (that I am aware of).  If you find that you have too much and would like to find a home for your items, please consider my church......Main Street Baptist in Kernersville, NC.  You can e-mail me or just go to the office.  Kim is the secretary and will be glad to take anything that you have to offer.  We hope to help as many folks as we can but we need help.  Without donations, it is tough trying to fill a pantry on our own.  If you do not live near Kernersville, then seek out your local food bank, Women's shelter,Crisis Control, etc.  Dawn

 

 

 

My Waglreen Deals Today

Posted Oct. 23, 2009

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 I went back to Walgreens today and here are the deals that I was able to get:

 

Transaction #1

 3 Theraflu  @ $4.99 each  ($14.97)

4 Halloween pencils @ $.13 each (using store ad coupon)

Used:

-$2 coupon  from booklet  -$6.00  (only need one coupon.  It will deduct 3 times)

-$1.50 manufacturer coupon  10/18 SS

-$3.50 manufacturer coupon   10/18 SS

-$3.00 RR

-$1.00 RR

Final:  $0.49 plus tax

 Earn $8.00 RR

 

 

Transaction #2

3 Triaminic @ $4.99 each  ($14.97)

2 Halloween pencils 2 $.13 each  (use Sundays' store in- ad coupon)

Used:

-$2 from WG booklet  (only need one to cover 3 items)

-$1.50/1   Manufacturer coupon     10/18 SS

-$3.00/2   Manufacturer coupon     10/18 SS

-$3.00 RR

-$1.00 RR

Final:  $0.73 plus tax

Earn $8 RR

 

Transaction #3:

1 Vaseline Infusion lotion  $6.99

2 Halloween pencils  $.026

1 Halls Refresh cough drops  $1.00   9/27 SS

1  Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99

2 Wags coloring books (bought for  coupons...will donate  the book)

Used:

-$1.50 Vaseline Internet Printed coupon      

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion, Any (Bricks Link)

-$.35 Halls coupon    9/27 SS

-$3.00 RR

-$8.00 RR

Final:  $0.24 plus tax

Earned $11 RR  ($7, $1, $3)

 

Transaction #4

1 Vaseline Infusion Lotion   $6.00

i Fresh Effects Chapstick  $2.99

1 Halls Refresh cough drops  $1.00

2 Wags Coloring Books  (with coupons)

Used:

-$.35 Halls    9/27 SS

-$3.50 RR

-$8.00 RR

-$1.00 Vaseline manufacturer Coupon  

Final:  $0.11 plus tax

Earned $11 RR  ($7, $3, $1)

 

Transaction #5

1 Almay bright eyes  Eye Shadow     $8.99

1 Almay bright eyes eye pencil          $8.99

extension cord  075% off                    $0.75

Used:

Store BOGO on Almay                       -$8.99

-$6.00 ($3 walgreens booklet.  I used 1 coupon and it doubled for 2 items)

-$3.00 RR

Final:  $.074   plus tax

 

 (There's a $1.00 coupon in the   8/2 SS but I forgot to take them with me.  You would use 2 toward this deal)

 

 

Transaction #6

1 sterno  on sale 75 % off     $1.00

1 large car sponge  75% off  $.50

2 Trident layers @ $1.49 each  ($3.98)   

1 Fresh Effects Chapstick  $2.99

i Refresh Halls cough drops  $1.00

Used:

-$1.00/2  Trident layered gum   (this Q no longer prints but you can use a $.75 from

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-$.35 Halls       9/27 SS

-$7.00 RR

Final:  $0.12   plus tax

Earned $5 RR  ($3, $1, $1) 

 

Transaction #7

1 custom car vacuum  on clearance 75% off     $4.00

1 Fresh Effects Chapstick   $2.99

1 Halls Refresh     $1.00

Used:  

-$.35       9/27 SS

-$6.00 RR

Final:  $1.64  plus tax

Earned $4 RR  ($3, $1)

 

Transaction #8

1 sterno  75% off     $1.00

1 extension cord  75% off  $.75

1 American Tourister overnight, over the shoulder bag (holds comptuer)  75% off  $5.00

1 set metal measuring sppons  75% off    $.75

Used:

-$7.00 RR

Final:  $.50   plus tax

 

Transaction #9

2 sponges 75% off   @ $.50 each   $1.00

1 Halls Refresh   $1.00

i Witch Hazel  (on sale from $5.99)     $1.99

1 extension cord @ 75% off            $.75

Used:

-$1.00 Witch Hazel

-$3.00 RR

Final:  $.74 plus tax

Earned $1 RR

 

Transaction #10

1 Refresh Chaptstick  $2.00

1 Halloween pencil   $.13  (used Sundays in-ad flier coupon)

Used:

-$3 RR

Final: $0.12   plus tax

Earned $3RR

 

Transaction #11

i Lettuce saver at 75 % off   $1.00 plus tax

 

 

Total spent before tax............. $6.43  CHA-CHING!!!!!!!!!

 

I thought I had taken a picture to post but  realized that I had left the card out of the camera!!!  Maybe I can get it all back together tomorrow and take another picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Trip To Walgreens Today

Posted Oct. 20. 2009

 Today I went shopping at Walgreens.  They were out of a few things that I wanted but I had a great trip with some super bargains.  Here is what I purchased:

6 Halls Refresh sugar free cough drops

1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion

3 (2 packs) Emergen-C Alert Energy Focus Booster

3 Gillette Fusion Razors

1 pack of 24 tablet Zantac

5 Fresh Effects Chap Stick

8 Halloween Pencils

 

Here is the breakdown:

 

Transaction #1:

I Gillette MVP Razor   $8.99

1 Fresh Effects Chapstick  $2.99

1 Halloween Pencil  $.13

Used:

-$4.00 Razor coupon

-$7,00 RR from last week's Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion

-$1.00 RR last week for Trident

Final:  $0.11     + tax  $.94   Total  $1.05

Earned $6 RR for Razor and $3 RR for Chapstick

 

Transaction #2:

1 Vaseline Infusion Lotion   $6.99

1 Halls sugar free Refresh cough drops  $1.00

1 chapstick  $2.99

1 Halloween pencil  $.13

Used:

-$1.00 Vaseline coupon

-$.75 Halls coupon

-$6 RR from transaction #1

-$2 RR from Purrell purchase last week

Final:  $1.36  + $.86 tax  Total   $2.22

 Earned:  $7 RR for Vaseline Lotion, $1 RR for Halls, and $3 RR for Chapstick

 

 

Transaction #3:

1 Gillette MVP Razor   $8.99

1 Halls refresh cough drops  $1.00

1 Chapstick  $2.99

3 Halloween Pencils

Used:

  -$.75 Halls cough drops coupon

-$7.00 RR from transaction #2

-$1.00 RR from trident last week

-$2.00 RR from Purell last week

-$2.00 from Purell last week

Final:  $.49   + tax  $1.03   Total  $1.52

Earned $1 RR for Halls, $3 RR for Chapstick, $6 RR for Razor

 

Transaction #4:

1 Zantac   $8.99

1 Halls cough drops  $1.00

1 Chapstick  $2.99

1 Emergen-C  $3.49

2 Halloween Pencils  $.26

Used:

-$5.00 coupon for Zantac

-$.75 Halls

-$6.00 RR transaction #2

-$2.00 RR from Purrell purchase last week

-$2.00 RR from Purrell purchase last week

Final:  $.98    + tax  $1.30  Total  $2.28

Earned:  $9.00 RR Zantac, $1.00 RR Halls, $3RR Chapstick, & $3.50 RR Emergen-C

 

Transaction #5:

1 Gillette MVP Razor   $8.99

1 Chapstick  $2.99

1 Halls cough drops  $1.00

2 Halloween pencils

Used:

-$.75 Halls coupon

-$9.00 RR transaction #4

-$1.00 RR Trident last week

-$1.00 RR Trident last week

-$1.00 RR Trident last week

Final:  $.49   tax  $1.03   Total:  $1.52

Earned $6 RR Razor, $3 RR Chapstick, $1 RR halls cough drops

 

Transaction #6:

1 Emergen-C   $3.49

1 Halls cough drops  $1.00

Used:

-$.75 Halls coupon

-$3.00 RR Chapstick from 4th transaction

Final:  $.74   + tax $.35  Total:  $1.09

 Earned $3.50 RR Emergen-C, $1 RR Halls cough drops

 

Transaction #7:

1 Emergen-C   $3.49

1 Halls   $1.00

Used:

-$.75 Halls coupon

-$3.00 RR from Chapstick transaction #5

Final:  $.74 + tax $.35  Total:  $1.09

 Earned:  $3.50 RR from Emergen-C and $1 RR from Halls

 

All in all, I paid $10.75 (including tax) and earned $32.50 in Register Rewards which I will use next week.   Now that is what I call a big Cha-Ching!!!!   Whew, I am exhausted now!

 

 

 

 

 

CVS Today

Posted Oct. 19, 2009

 

 

 I was hoping to get to 4 stores today but there was a time crunch so I opted for CVS.  Here is the breakdown of what I purchased:

 3 Advil Liqui-Gels (40 per pack)  on sale for $4.50............$13.50

2 Children's Robitussin Cough and Cold  on clearance for $3.00......$6.00

1 Chapstick on sale for $1.50

Glade Fragrance Collection Reed Diffuser   on sale for $6.99

1 Green Tag  $0.99

1 Green Bag  $0.99

2 Funs Sticks (glow in the dark for Halloween)  @ $0.99 each..............$1.98

4 Reinventing Beauty Magazines @ $0.99 each.........$3.96

Used:

(1) $5 off $25 from taking Flu Quiz at  cvs.com 

(3) $2.00 coupons for the Advil

(2) $1 coupons for the Robitussin

(1) $3.00 coupon for Glade

-$19.49 in Easy Care Bucks from previous week

Final:  $0.32

Tax:     $2.40

Total:  $2.72

Earned:  $19.49 Extra Care Bucks ($10 for $20 total on Advil, Chapstick, and Robitussin........... $6.99 for Glade, and $2.50 extra print out)    

 Plus I saved $17.50 off initial price because all items were on sale.

I thought that the fun sticks had Extra Care Bucks on them but those had expired so I was out of luck but still, it was a great  trip.  I did not finish up so I will go back tomorrow and work out  candy deals for Halloween.  I will post those deals along with pictures tomorrow....PLUS, I am hitting Walgreens tomorrow for a HUGE shopping trip.  I will post those totals also.  Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE-CAP OF LAST WEEK'S DEALS

 Posted Oct. 14, 2009

 

Last week was a great week for deals!  My daughter and I brought in bags and bags every single day.  So what did I focus in on?  Well, here are just some of the things I was able to get:

15 Snuggle Fabric Softeners   Reg.  $3.99  Paid $0.99 each

15 bottles of Motts Apple Juice  Reg. $2.50  Paid $.75 cents per bottle

$40 Norelco electric shaver  for $2.00

Copier Paper for 1 penny

10 Bags Of Chef michael's Dog Food   All FREE

 15 Friskies Natural Sensations cat treats  FREE

15 Colgate and Oral B Toothbrushes (found in Harris Teeter Clearance buggies)  FREE

15 packs of Trident large packs of gum   FREE

12 Adams Flea collars      FREE

(6) 3 packs of Chrystal Lite   FREE

15 boxes of Ideal Sweetener  FREE

12 bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer (Large Bottles)  FREE

12 Packs of Visine  FREE

6 Jars of stage 3 Beechnut baby food  FREE

6 bottles of Vaseline Sheer Infusion Hand Lotion  FREE 

6 Glade Fragrance Collection FREE

6 Glade Candles  FREE

6 bottles of Sally Hansen nail polish  FREE

6 bottles of Herbel Essences Shampoo   FREE 

6 bottles of All detergent  FREE

12 Bausch & Lomb and Similac eye drops  Reg. $8 each  FREE 

6 bottles of Pedialyte  FREE

4 cans of tomato soup  FREE

6 bottles of Palmolive   FREE

6 Hershey Candy Bars  FREE

Reynolds Aluminum Foil  FREE

My daughter brought in twice as much as this including 8 pairs of Dr. Scholls Gel Inserts for free (normal price of $9).  How did we do it???  Shopping sale items with coupons, stacking coupons, using Register Rewards and catalinas, and going through clearance bins, end caps, and buggies.  The number one thing was bringing all of our coupons with us.  That way, when we ran across a clearance sale, we were able to snatch right then.  Always have your radar going.  Look for clearance tags on shelves and on products.  Become familiar with the store and where they place clearance items.  Look for roll backs or temporary price reductions.  Know your stores policy on stacking coupons and BOGO sales. When you find a freebie deal or greatly reduced item, get as many as your coupons will allow.  This is key!  I spent $15 on Fabric Softener but I go through it like crazy so I didn't mind paying  $.99 per bottle.  The apple juice was a great deal also. I went ahead and purchased 15 bottles because my family drinks so much of it.  It was a better deal for me to go ahead and buy 15 bottles at $0.75 each than to buy one at a time , paying over $3 each.   The Norelco shaver was a steal at $2 and too good of a deal to pass up. Everything else was free!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted Oct. 7, 2009

 

 This is a picture from the Walgreen trip tonight.   Here is what was purchased:

2 Large Bottles of  Pedialyte

9 Large Bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer

 9 Bottles of Visine

10 Packages of Trident  x-tra care gum

4 Glade Soy Candles

4 Cans of Campbells tomato soup

I Reynolds ten-foil

1 Palmolive DIsh Detergent

 

 Total..... $2.46 after coupons

Received $15.00 in Register Rewards plus a $1 catalina for Tresemme shampoo

 Cha-Ching!!!!! 

Walgreens was out of a few things but I will use tonight's Register Rewards if those items come back into stock this week.  The RR's could have been used tonight but I decided to collect them and use later this wee

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Harris Teeter Trip This Afternoon

Posted Oct. 8, 2009

 

 Here is what I bought:

3 Tony Pizzas

1 Turkey Breast

1 Rotisserie Chicken

1 Large Bag of Boneless Chicken Breasts

3 Boxes of Kelloggs Eggo's

3 bags of Folgers Coffee

12 large eggs

2 Oral B Toothbrushes   (found in clearance buggy)

1 Colgate Toothbrush    (found in clearance buggy)

1 Toll House Cookies----Ready to Bake

 2 Large Containers Country Crock Shed Spread

 1 jar Banana Baby Food

3 Boxes of 50 count Ideal Sweeteners

3 bags of Friskies Cat Treats

1 container McCormick Allspice

1 Container McCormick Banana Flavoring

1 container McCormick Almond Flavoring

1 Snapple Drink (not in picture because I drank it)

 

I spent $30 and saved close to $120.  PLUS....I received a $2 off my next shopping trip for purchasing 3 McCormick spices.      Cha-Ching.....Ding=a=ling! 

My savings at Harris Teeter were  about 80%. 

 So, what am I stocking up on this weeK?.........McCormick spices (throwing out all of my old spices),  Folgers Coffee, and Ideal Sweetener.  I will go back everyday until I am stocked and out of coupons. 

 

 

 

 Then over to Target I went............

 Then

 The Snuggle Fabric Softener is on sale for $3.99. I used the $3 coupon and paid only $0.99 each.  The Motts Apple juice is on sale for $1.75.  When you buy 5 you get a Target gift card for $5.  For my first transaction, I bought 5 apple juices, paid $8.75, I think, and got a $5 gift card.  Then I turned around and bought 5 more.  I usually would roll this deal.....using the $5 from the first deal to pay for the same thing in the second deal.  That was the plan.  But then I thought that the $5 gift cards would make great stocking stuffers. Soooo....I asked if they expired and was told no.  So now I have (2) $5 Target gift cards for Christmas.  I am going back tomorrow and repeating this deal several more times.  My family loves apple juice!  The price is great so I am stocking up!  Also, my church has a cookie bake off with the elementary kids and the senior adults in the fall.  I will donate to them so that the church does not have to purchase juice for the kids.

 I also bought Skippy peanut butter.  It was priced at $2.04.  I used a $1.00 Target coupon plus a $.40 manufacturer coupon for a price of $0.64 .  The Glade reed diffuser was marked down half price. I used a $3 coupon and got it for less than a dollar!  I have those in every bathroom....love, love them!!  Finally, I bought a large bag for my daughter to carry her coupon binder, inserts, etc.  It was marked down 50%.

 After paying, I received several coupons attached to my receipt.   One was for $5 off Leap Frog.  There is an internet coupon for another $10 off.  If I see this clearanced, someone's gettin' a Leapfrog for Christmas!!!  haha!

 

 

 Then, I headed over to Walmart for the things that were too expensive at Harris Teeter. 

 

 Bananas are $.57 a pound at Walmart.  Pear prices have been reduced greatly so they were a steal!  Grapes were $1.24 a pound.  Harris Teeter is around $2.97....yikes!!!  The tomatoes were on sale, the cheese was a 4-cup bag cheaper than a 2 cup bag at Harris Teeter, and the flour tortillas were cheaper.  Can you guess what we had for dinner tonight?  I used the rotisserie chicken from Harris Teeter and made Chicken/Cheese Quesadillas with the flour tortillas, tomatoes, and cheese.  I already had peppers and onions, sour cream and salsa.

 

 

 

And my final stop was Staples..........

 

 The copier paper has a rebate.  I will receive all but 1 cent for each pack.  I bought a calculator on sale and 2 CD cases that hold almost 200 CD's.  The CD cases were regularly priced at $29.99 but were marked down to $10. (for Christmas)  The Binder was regularly $29.99 and was also marked down to $10 (for my daughter who helps me coupon).  My greatest deal was a leather IPOD holder normally priced at $39.99 on sale for $3.50!!!

 

Send me your pictures and lists of what you are finding this week!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Harris Teeter Triples week of Sept. 16, 2009

Kaylyn's trip to Harris Teeter

 

Kaylyn Van Camp my triples shop this morning... saved $80 after coupons and VIC savings...spent $10. I didn't get any of the free stuff today, just cashed in on the Generil Mills deal. I will be back tomorrow for the freebies (if there are any left!)

 

 

 Round 3 of triples at Harris Teeter!! I can't get enough of the savings!! I spent $10.67 off of a $82.18 bill! I saved 87%! Thank you, Jesus! What a blessing couponing has been to my family! Oh, and Leanna, I have more food for you to take home now! :)

 

 

Like me, Kaylyn has been going to the store every day and loading up on the triple deals!  What a great job she has done!  Way to go Kaylyn!!!!

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RITE AID FUN SALE TODAY!


Today, my daughter Brett went shopping at Rite Aid.  The above Nature Valley Bars were  on sale for $.99 cents and then clearanced another 50% off....making them $.49 cents each.  The candle was on sale for  $2.99. 

The Math:

(4)  packs of Nature Valley Granola Bars  $1.96

(1) Glade Candle   $3.00

TOTAL  $4.96

Used (4) $.40 cents coupons from the 9/13 General Mills insert

Used (1) $3 coupon from August All You Magazine

 TAX  $.27 cents

FINAL PRICE $ .62 cents

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow, I will head out to Rite Aid and Walgreens.  I will post those deals tomorrow.  As soon
as I can find all of my Harris Teeter receipts, I post my super double deals for you also.
 
Do you have any pictures from your deals this week?  If so, send them over and I will post on
this site.  Happy hunting!  Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are pictures of Harris Teeter Deals from the week of 8/30........Super Doubles

 

 http://barilfamily.wordpress.com/2009/03/

Want to see pictures of Harris Teeter Deals this week?  

 

 

 

 

Kaylyn's Purchases Wednesday 8/26

 

 Kaylyn is new to couponing. On this trip to Harris Teeter, she spent $23 and saved $38.  Way to go Kaylyn!

 

 

 

 


 Kaylyn's Shopping Trip With Me 8/28

 

" I spent a total of $0.95 on all this today thanks to my friend Dawn who took me around the store as a student and gave me coupons!! Thanks, Dawn!"

 

 

 

 

 Kaylyn's 3rd Trip To Harris Teeter (8/29)

 

 Kaylyn made another trip to Harris Teeter 8/29. This time she shopped on her own using the techniques that I taught her.  Her final cost?  $.15 cents!

Here's a Grand Cha-Ching to Kaylyn!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 Greg's Purchases

 

 

 Greg is fairly new to the couponing.  On Wednesday's trip to Harris Teeter, he spent $22.91 and saved $37.20.  Congrats to Greg!

 

 

 

 

 Lisa's Purchases

 

"I bought this today for around $53.00!!!!!:) I saved $142.00.   What I got was lipton tea, 3 clothes detergents (40 loads each), 3 fabric softeners (40 loads each), 2 packs chicken breasts, 1 pkg hamburger, 2 packs bologna, 1 pack cheese, 1 roll paper towels, 2 boxes cereal,... organic bananas, carrots, uncle bens rice, 5 Kens dressings, 3 hamburger helpers, 16 notebooks, 4 inkpens, 2 Knorr Rice Sides, Splenda, Palmolive, 2 Dole Pineapples and cream, Beef Jerky (for free), 3 pkgs fettucini noodles, wing sauce, herbel essence shampoo, mens deodorant."

 Way To go Lisa!!

 

 

 

 

  If you would like your pictures and totals posted, send me a picture with the info to

troombread@triad.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My Harris Teeter Shopping Trip
 
Wednesday.......What a shopping trip!  I am exhausted but thrilled with the savings!!  I spent 3 hours in Harris Teeter.  Mainly, I was roaming the aisles looking for unadvertised deals.  I found some but unfortunately had no coupons for them.  But, I made a list and will search this afternoon for any coupons out there.
This is a picture of all that I bought at Harris Teeter and CVS today.  In total, I spent $38.01 and saved $232.06.  That was an 85% savings today.  I could have gotten all free items for  a 95% or more savings, but I needed real food.  You can't see the entire picture so I will list what I bought: Scroll below picture for details....
   

 I have been shopping everyday.  At the end of the week (Tuesday),  I will post one HUGE picture of all that I was able to get this week along with totals!


 Want to see a larger picture? Click on picture and then right click  "view image"

 

3 packs of chicken breasts

1 large pack of ribs

bag of grapes

Lunch meat

3 baking potatoes

4 corn on cob

6 apples and 5 pears

5 salad dressings

2 Buitoni Fettucini

Carrots

2 composition notebooks

Box real butter

2 boxes Philadelphia cream cheese

 Laundry detergent

Baby food...to donate

3 cans of dog food

24 Lipton Tea bags

2 packs of Jack Links beef Jerky

3 boxes of Dole fruit in jello

2 Mr. Clean car cleaning kits

6 glade candles

2 Skintimate shaving gels

2 Glade Carpet deodorizer

Aunt Jemimah Pancake mix

2 bags of broccoli and carrots (fresh)

Excedrine

Listerine mouthwash

4 Glade Sense and Spray machines

18 eggs

Bag of Carrots

6 packs of yeast

Gold Medal Bread Flour

1 pack of Thomas Bagels

2 philadelphia cream cheese

Carefree pads  donate

2 Poise pads...donate

3 Aveeno Shampoos

1 Aveeno Face product

2 boxes poptarts

Budweiser BBQ auce

Budweiser Wing Sauce

 

Tomorrow, I will go back for freebies and hit Walgreens and Rite Aid.  I will post after that trip also.  I plan on shopping everyday so that I can load up on certain items to last me awhile. Your goal is to have  a mini store at home so that when you run out of a product, you won't have to run to the grocery store and pay full price.

 


 

Trip to Harris Teeter Today

Posted September 17, 2010

 

 I just returned from Harris Teeter.  I decided to go with things that I needed so not a lot of freebies tonight.  My final total was $16 even and I saved right at $100.  Not a $0.32 trip but still a great price for all that I was able to get.  If I had only gone with freebies, then my out of pocket would just have been tax.

Here's what I bought:

1 whole chicken 

6 packs of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning

2 dozen HT eggs

Large bottle of Tilex

2 packs of Borden Sliced Cheese

2 (4) packs of Activia Yogurt

1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream

1 container Nesquick strawberry  

1 (50)  pack box of Ideal Sweetener

3 containers of Downy Laundry softener

3 large bottle of Gain Dish Detergent

2 large bottle of Smuckers Concord Grape Jelly

2 canisters of Quaker Oats Oatmeal

1 box of Tyson Chicken nuggets

3 packages of Bounce Softener bars for the dryer

2 large bags of Contessa Sesame Chicken Dinners  

 

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My Harris Teeter Shopping Trip Today

Posted September 20, 2010

 

 

 Today, over at Harris Teeter, I decided to combine as many deals promotions as I could within one trip.

Currently, there is a GM deal going on.......buy 20 promotional items and receive $6 off your final bill.  Within that deal are 3 more... separate deals.  One of the items in the GM deal is the Old El Paso shells, dinners and tortillas.  If you buy (6), the (6) count  toward the 20 in the GM deal but also qualify for  $3 off your next order of beef or chicken.  Pillsbury is having a separate Catalina deal.  Purchase (6) of the refrigerated biscuits, sweet rolls, pie crusts, etc and earn $3 off your next shopping trip.  Green Giant is having their own deal, buy 8+ boxed vegetables ( on sale for $0.99 this week) and qualify for $3 off your next shopping trip.  The Taco shells, Pillsbury bread, and Green Giant vegetables all qualify for the GM deal.  Finally, there is a Kraft deal.....buy 3 Kraft promotional items and receive $3 off your bill.  This one is not related to the GM deal.

So, the plan today, was to combine all of these deals so that I could make the most of it. Now this wasn't one of those less than $1 days but it was a great day because of all the catalinas that I received.  Tomorrow, I plan to only pick up the free items.

 

(9) Green Giant Boxed Vegetables  $0.99  - (3) $0.60/3 coupon from 9/12 GM

(6) Old El Paso Taco Shells 4/$5

(6) Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.67 each  - (3) $0.40/2 coupon from 9/12 GM

(3) Kraft Polly-O cheese  $3.99 - (3) $1.00/1 coupon  from 9/12 SS  ($1/2 for some of you)

(2) Ideal Sweetener $2.49/2 - (2) $1.00/1 coupons found in front of product

(3) Dawn DIsh Detergent $0.99  - (3) $0.50 coupons from 8/29 P&G

(3) Herbal Essences shampoo   $2.50  - (3) $1.00/1 coupons from 9/12 SS 

(1) Activia 4-pack  $1.99 - $1.00/1 coupon from 9/12 SS

(2) Dannon Crushables  $1.99  - (2) $1.00/1 coupons  from 9/19 SS

(1) Finish Quantum Dishwasher sale $4.99 (normally $8.99) - $3.00 coupon in front of product

(1) BestLife Margarine   $1.17/1 - $1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 RP

(6) Cans of chicken noodle soup (forgot to put in picture...I knew something was missing) $0.50 each - (2) $1.50/3 coupons from Over Here 

(1) Cascade Dishwasher Detergent $3.49 - $2.00 HT Catalina

(1) Holly Farms Chicken  $2.95  - $3.00 Catalina

Total: $26.78 after tax 

Saved:  $139.75  (that's 80+ savings after you figure in the Catalinas!!)

Earned:  $6 off order for GM deal

                $3 off order for Kraft deal

                $3 off next order Catalina from Green Giant

                $3 off next order Catalina from Pillsbury

                $3 off next order of chicken or beef from Old El Paso

 

  Be sure to check the bottom of your receipt because mine had a FREE Starbucks coffee cake.            

 After Harris Teeter, I headed over to CVS for a quick trip. I went over yesterday for my big trip.  On a table in front of the registers are sale cereal.  In a second transaction, I picked up 12 boxes of honey nut cheerios for $1 a box after coupons.  That's my price point.  So when I see cereal for $1 a box, I grab it!!  The expiration date wasn't until mid 2011. The Kellogg's Special K is priced at $0.99.  It looks like it has red berries in it.  It too sits in front of the registers at CVS here in K'ville.  There is a $1/2 coupon in the 9/12 RP, giving you 2 boxes of Special K for only $0.98!!  All the available cereal is on the table so once it is gone, it is gone.

 

 From CVS

(2) Right Guard Defense Deodorant $2.99 each = $5.98

( 1) Biologe Shampoo  $1.69

(1) Rembrandt Toothpaste  $6.29

Used:

$3/2 RIght Guard coupon from Over Here

Free Biologe coupon from the Kiosk today

$1/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste coupon from Over Here (use zipcode 10011)

-$6 ECB from last transaction

Final Price:  $2.27   Earned $3.50 ECB Rembrandt and $2 ECB Right Guard

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"Bargain Hunters" Totals from Super Doubles

 

Dawn,

Did a lot better with super doubles than I thought I would.

I ended up with $619.91 worth of groceries for $31.60. I would have done better, but it took a couple of shopping trips to figure out that some of my drink coupons were not doubling.

Here is what I got for the $31.60:

  Qty         Items
    5    12-Pack Cans Dr. Pepper
    1    Axe Shower Gel
   10    Borden Cheese Singles
    8    Budweiser Wing Sauce
    4    Budwieser BBQ Sauce
    4    Cheese Nips
   14    Danimals Yogurt - 4 Pack
    4    Dole Gelatin w/Fruit - 4 Pack
   12   Dr. Pepper - 2 Ltr
    3    Hamburger Helper
   11   Hormel  Black Label Bacon
   30   Hormel Compleats
    5    Ken's Dressing
    3    Ken's Marinade
    3    Kiwi Shoe Laces
    4    Lawry's Seasoned Salt
    2    Lever 2000 Soap Bars - 2 Pack
    4    Minute Rice
    4    Mug Root Beer - 2  Ltr
    4    Pert Shampoo
    1    Raid Ant Killer
    1    Raid Wasp Killer
    3    Raisinets
    4    Red Baron Pizza
    6    Rhodes Frozen Rolls
   10   Sierra Mist - 2 Ltr
    4    Simply Potatoes
    4    Skintimate Shave Gel
    3    Skittles
    6    Smart Balance Spread
    3    Starbucks Double Shot
    4    SteamFresh Veggies
   14    Velveeta Shells & Cheese
    3    Yo Plus Yogurt



 Great Job David!!! 

I will post mine as soon as I find my receipts.  Too much shopping, too many coupons and receipts, not enough room!  haha!