Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walgreen's Shopping Trip 3/29

I only did one transaction this week at Walgreen's.  I hadn't planned on shopping at Walgreen's this week at all but I needed the training toothpaste so I decided to go ahead and roll one of my $5 Alamy RR that would expire next week. 

Here is what I did:

Purchased (2) Renuzit sprays @ $2.99
Purchased (2) Colgate @ 2/$6
Purchased (1) Lady's Speed Stick @ $1.99
Purchased (1) Aquafresh Training toothpaste @ $3.49
Purchased (1) Snicker's Egg @ $.29
total:  $17.75 (at sale prices)
 - BOGO sale on Renuzit (took off $2.99)
 - used (2) $1/1 Renuzit printable
 - used $1.50/1 Colgate from 3/27 SS
 - used $1/1 Colgate from Walgreen's Diabetes & You Spring
 - used $.50/1 Speed Stick from 3/27 SS
 - used $.75/1 Aquafresh training tp (from a sample I received at Dr.)
 - used $1/1 Walgreen's Aquafresh training tp coupon from April book
 - used (1) $5 RR from Almay
new total: $3.01 OOP (paid with gift card)
total saved: $18.02 (at shelf price)
RR received:  $4 from Colgate, $1 from Speed Stick

I could have gone ahead and used another RR and paid less OOP, but I would have had to add more fillers and didn't want to take the time to do that.  So I just paid a little more and saved myself some headache.  I have to head to Target later this afternoon so I'll share that trip later!

Super 1 Foods Deals 3/30-4/5

Here are the best deals at Super 1 this week!

pick 5 for $19.95 sale includes:
Hormel boneless pork chops
Hormel country style ribs
if Hormel flavored meat is included, use $1/1 from 2/13 SS
Oscar Mayer lunchmeat
pork neckbones
gourmet potato salad
chicken tenders
beef cutlets
Tyson breaded chicken or country fried steak
use $1/1 Tyson breaded strips from 1/23 SS
John Morrell bacon
John Soules fajitas
Boston Butt Pork steak
Stew meat
Ground chuck patties
La Vaquita Queso Fresco cheese
boneless bottom round steak
jumbo pk. chicken drumsticks or thighs

Red Baron pizza  $2.98
If the Pan Pizza is included use $1/1 coupon from 3/27 SS
$1.98 after coupon

Cadbury Creme Eggs or assorted singles $.44

General Mills cereal $2
Golden Grahams
Cocoa Puffs
Total Whole Grain
Buy 2 and use $1/2 from 3/27 SS or $1.50/2 printable
As low as $1.25/each wyb 2

John Morrell Smoked sausage  $1.27

Brookshire's Deals 3/30-4/5

Here are the best deals at Brookshire's this week!  Thanks to Julie at Pary Moppins for the matchups!

Perfectly Practical

The Tyler area Brookshire's stores do not double coupons, but do offer a $.05 credit for each reusable bag that you bring in.

Be sure to register your Thank You Card here for even more deals by email!

Louisiana Fish Fry $1.19
Buy 2 use $1/2 from 3/20 SS
$.69 each after coupon

Skinner Pasta $.89

Totinos Pizza Rolls B1G1 for $.01
Buy 2 use $.50/1 from 2/13 RP or $.50/2 printable

Keebler Cookies B1G1 for $.01
Buy 2 use $.55/2 from 3/6 RP

Bar-S Bologna B1G1 for $.01
Buy 2 use $1/2 from 1/30 RP

Hormel Entree B1G1 for $.01
Buy 2 use $.75/1 from 2/13 SS

Pup-Peroni Dog Snacks B1G1 $.01
Buy 2 use $1/1 from 3/13 RP

You can see the rest of this week's deals here!

Monday, March 28, 2011

CVS Shopping Trip 3/27

I ran in CVS and did one transaction.  I began my trip with a $6.99 ECB and a $1 ECB.  I increased my ECB by $4.51!

Here is what I did:

Purshcased 1 Physicians Formula concealer stick @ $6.39
 - used $1/1 from 3/27 SS  (I did not get the $6 CRT since I only hit CVS once last week, but if you did even better!!)
Purchased 1 Hall's 30 ct. cough drop @ $1.87
 - used $.75/1 from 3/27 SS
Purchased 1 Colgate toothbrush @ $2.99
 - used $1/1 from 3/27 SS
Purchased 1 Skintimate @ $3.49
 - used $.55/1 from 3/27 SS*
total:  $13.44
 - used $6.99 ECB
 - used $1 ECB

total spent: $3.45 OOP (used a gift card to pay)
total saved: $12.46
ECB earned:  $7 for Physicians Formula, $1 for Hall's, $2 for Colgate, and $2.50 for Skintimate

* I had major issues with this coupon.  The register would not take it and the manager could not override it in the system.  She ended up just giving me cash back for the value.  Not sure what is going on with it.  Maybe you will have better luck.

Walmart Paid Me to Shop!

Well, sort of.  While I didn't technically walk out with cash in hand, Walmart's new coupon policy helped to pay down my total so I had less OOP!  I had several coupons that were valued over the price of the item.  Walmart's new policy allows for overage on coupons to be applied to your balance.  After my coupons, not only were those items free, but I had $4.39 overage!

Here is what I purchased:
(2) 40 ct. Gain dryer sheets @ $1.87
  - used (2) $3/ any Gain sheets from 2/13 RP
   Free plus $1.13 overage on each!
(2) Wardley Goldfish food @ $1.48
 - used (2) $2/1 printable
 Free plus $.52 overage on each!
(1) Purex 3-n-1 sheets (travel sz.) @ $.97
 - used $ 1/1 (no sz restriction) from 3/13 RP
 Free plus $.03 overage!
(1) Revlon Nail Clipper @ $1.42
 -used $2/1 printable (on Target site but is a manu. Q)
Free plus $.58 overage!
(1) McCormick Taco seasoning @ $.52
 - used $1/1 McCormick seasoning from 3/13 RP
 Free plus $.48 overage!

$4.39 overage applied to my total!

Here is a breakdown of the coupons used on other items:

2 Ronzoni Smart Taste rotini @ $1.08
 -used 1/2 printable
$.54/each (less than CV brand)
2 Daisy cottage cheese @ $2.24
 - used (2) $.65/1 printable
$1.59/each (less than GV brand)
1 Danonino yogurt 6 pk @ $1.97
 - used $1/1 from 2/27 SS
1 Lay's potato chips @ $2.50
 - used $.55/1 from 3/13 SS
$1.95 (less than GV brand)
1 dozen Great Day Natural eggs @ $1.62
 - used $1/1 printable
$.62 (less than GV brand)

I also stocked up on canned veggies, tomatoes and rice since they were at a decent price ($.50/each) this week (price matched).   The only other things I picked up were dairy, meat, produce, and a few frozen items.

My total before coupons:  $61.63 (inlcudes price matches)
total after coupons:  $42.78!!
total savings:  $18.85 (not including price matches, so actual savings is greater)

Not a bad week at Walmart!

Menu Plan Monday 3/28

I am planning to double/triple several of our dishes over the next several weeks for the freezer.  It's so nice to have something to pull out and heat for those busy days and it sure makes menu planning easy!!

Here are our dinner plans for this week!

Monday:  lasagna casserole*, green beans, garlic bread

Tuesday:  sonic burgers, chips

Wednesday:  Turkey and Stuffing muffins w/ gravy, roasted baby carrots

Thursday:  Spicy Tuna Melt Pie **, corn

Friday:  chicken and green rice casserole *, peas (I've been anxious to try this Money Saving Mom recipe!)

Saturday:  brisket*, cheesy potato casserole

You can see more menu plans at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

* Freezer dish
**I'll review this recipe on the Friday Featured Recipe post

You can see more menu plans at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Featured Recipe

My goal is to use at least one new recipe each week in my Menu Plan.  Each Friday, I will review that recipe here.  Good or Bad. 

This week we tried this new recipe:  Broccoli Cheddar Nuggets.  I have to give my honest opinion about these.  They were just okay.  Nothing special.  My 1 year old gobbled them up (no surprisethough as he has never turned down anything!) but the rest of us could have gone either way.  They never really got crispy and lacked flavor.  We had to add more salt as we ate them.  I froze the leftovers and they were a soggy mess after being reheated.  I had high hopes but sadly these won't be making it into my recipe box.

Did you try any new recipes this week?   Leave a comment!

Sunday Coupon Preview

Here are the coupons you might* find in this Sunday's paper.  There are several coupons that can be used in CVS and Walgreen's deals.

We can expect these inserts:


* Insert coupons can be regional.  There is no guarantee that you will get every coupon listed and the coupon values may differ.  If you don't get the coupons you hoped for you can always order from a clipping service.  I have used My Coupon Hunter in the past but she is going to a subscription service only.  You will pay a monthly fee for a certain number of coupons per month.  This may be a great option for some of you.

Walgreen's Deals for 3/27-4/2

Here are my favorite deals at Walgreen's this week!  Thanks to Cricket at Thrifty Texas Penny for the matchups!!

New to shopping at Walgreen's?  Start here!

Wags Premium Diapers $5.99$2/1 Wags Q from Infant Care booklet
$3.99 after Q

Edge or Skintimate 6 or 7 oz 2/$4, get $2 RR$.55/1 Edge from 3/20 SS
$.55/1 Skintimate from 3/27 SS or All You April
$.45/each after Q and RR

Colgate 2/$6, get $4 RR
Total Advanced or Gum Defense Toothpaste 4 oz, Total or 360 Clean Toothbrush
     Use (2) $1.50/1 Colgate Total from 3/27 SS
     Use (2) $1/1 Colgate Total catalina Qs
     Use (2) $1/1 Colgate Total Qs from Spring Diabetes and You magazine
     Use (2) $1/1 Colgate Total from 3/6 SS or 2/27 SS (expires 4/1)
     Use (2) $1/1 Colgate Total or Toothbrush from All You April
     Use (2) $1/1 Colgate toothbrush from 3/27 SS
     Use (2) $.75/1 toothpaste printable 
     Use (2) $.75/1 toothbrush printable 
As low as FREE plus $1 overage after Q and RR

Hershey’s Candy buy $10, get $5 RRWhopper Eggs 10 oz 2/$3
Hershey’s Easter 8-10 oz 2/$5
     $1/3  from 2/27 RP
$1/each after Q and RR

You can go here to see the rest of this week's deals!!

CVS Deals for 3/27-4/2

Here are the best deals at CVS this week.  New to shopping at CVS?  Start here.

Warning:  There are a quite a few expiring coupons this week!  Make sure you check dates! 

ECB Deals

Pepsi 12 pk  $3/10, get $2 (limit1)
3/$8 after ECB

Sparkle paper towels 8 pk  $5.99, get $1 (limit 1)
$2/2 Angel Soft Tissue AND Sparkle Paper Towels 2/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

Spend $12, get $4 on household products: (limit 1)
Pledge spray 9.7-12.5 oz, fabric sweeper 1 ct  2/$6
$1/1 Pledge Product 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
*there are also some Q's in Woman's Day, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, BH&G, Famiy Cirlcle, and Country Living*
Scrubbing Bubbles toilet discs 6 ct, cleaner 16 oz  2/$6
$.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel printable or printable
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner printable 
Fantastik or Windex 22-32 oz  2/$6
$.55/1 Fantasik printable 
$.55/ Windex printable
$1/2 Windex printable
$1/1 Windex Product 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Glade scented oil candle refills 4 ct or holder  2/$6
$1.50/2 scented oil candle products printable
$1.50/2 Glade Scented Oil Candles Products 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/2/2011)
Glade Scented oil plugins refill 2 pk  $4
$1/1 Glade Plugins 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
$1/2 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refills 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/2/2011)
$1/1 printable

Get $2 ECB wyb Green Dot Prepaid Mastercard/Visa (limit 1)

Spend $10, get $3 on Rimmel cosmetics (excludes clearance) (limit 1)
$1/1 Rimmel 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 Rimmel Lash Accelerator or ANY Rimmel printable

Physicians Formula cosmetics (excl. clearance),  get $7 (limit 1)
$1/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetics Product 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair  $17.99, get $2 (limit 1)
$15.99 after ECB

La Roche-Posay Athelios moisturizer/sunscreen  get $5 (limit 1)

Spend $15, get $5 on: (limit 1)
Dove Shampoo/conditioner 12 0z or styler 4-9.25 oz  2/$7
$0.75/1 Dove Hair Care Product 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Caress, Dove, Lever body wash/bar $6
$1/1 Dove Beauty Bar Multipack (excl. Men+Care) 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 Dove Body Wash 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Axe shower gel, deodorant or hair care  2/$9
$1/1 Axe Body Spray or Deodorant 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
B1G1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 Axe Hair Shampoo 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Dove cream oil  $7
Vaseline lotion, gel body oil or body gel  $5.50
$1/1 Vaseline Lotion 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Dove Men+Care body and face wash  $5
$1/1 Dove Men+ Products 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 printable
Dove or Degree Ultimate, Ultra Clear deo., Dove body mist or Men+Care  2/$7.50
$0.75/1 Dove Deodorant or Body Mist (excl. Men+Care) 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 Dove Men+ Care Antiperspirant/Deodorant 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)

Get $5 wyb 2 Nuetrogena Sun care

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam or Natural Instincts Vibrant hair color $7.99, get $1 (limit 1)
$3/1 Clairol Nice N Easy Color Blend Foam 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 Clairol Nice N Easy Product 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$2/1 Clairol Nice n Easy 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 Clairol Hair Color Product 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$5/2 Clairol Hair Color Product 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
As low $3.99 after Q and ECB

Skintimate cream or gel  6-10 oz $3.49, get $2.50 (limit 1)
$0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel All You Apr 2011 (exp 7/31/2011)
$0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/11/2011)
$.44 after Q and ECB

Mennen Speedstick (ALL)  2/$6, get $3 (limit 1)
$.50/1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick SS Insert 3/27/2011 
2/$2 after Q's (2) and ECB

Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite, MaxClean 6 oz or manual single toothbrush  $2.99, get $2 (limit 2)
$1/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16/2011)
$.99 for toothpaste and Free for toothbrush after Q and ECB

Halls cough drops 30 ct  $1.87, get $1 (limit 2)
$.50/1 20 ct+ printable
$0.50/1 Halls Cough Drops All You Feb 2011 (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.75/1 Halls Cough Drops 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/22/2011)
As low as $.12 after Q and ECB

CVS protective underwear 24-34 ct  $16.99, get $7 (limit 1)
$9.99 after ECB

Align Digestive Care 28 ct  $28.99, get $5 (limit 1)
$23.99 after ECB

Spend $10, get $5 on:  (limit 1)
Johnson & Johnson band-Aid 8-80 ct
Red Cross products
$1/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Products 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Neosporin 0.5-1 oz 
Neo to Go Spray 0.26 oz 
$0.50/1 Neosporin Product or Band-Aid Product 2/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$1.50/1 Neosporin AND Band-Aid Product 2/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011) 
$1.50/2 Neosporin AND Band-Aid Product 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Neosporin OR Band-Aid Product 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

Spend $20, get $5 on Allergy or Sinus relief products (limit 1)
Claritin $19
$3/1 Claritin D 15 ct+ printable (coupons)
$5/1 Claritin Allergy product 24 ct+ printable
$2/1 printable
$5/1 Claritin Non Drowsy Product 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
$4/1 Claritin D Non Drowsy Product 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
Allegra $18.83
$4/1 printable
$4/1 Allegra Products 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16/2011)
Afrin or Chlor-Trimeton $6
$3/1 Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Spray 2/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$2/1 printable
Mucinex $10
$1/1 Mucinex Product 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16/2011)
$1/1 Mucinex D All You Feb 2011 (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 printable
CVS Allergy relief $12
Zyrtec  $13
$3/1 Zyrtec-D 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$4/1 Zyrtec Product 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$4/1 Zyrtec 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$6/2 Motrin PM, Tylenol Precise, Pepcid or Zyrtec 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$4/1 Zyrtec 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$2/1 printable
CVS Saline Spray or Decongestant  $4
Advil Congestion 20 ct $8
$1/1 Advil Congestion Relief Product 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$2/1 Advil Congestion Relief product 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 Advil Products 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/8/2011)
CVS pocket tissue 3/$1
Visine - A $6.79
$2/1 printable here or here
$1/1 Visine product 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Breathe Right strips 26-30 ct $10
$1.50/1 Breathe Right 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$2.50/1 Breathe Right 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

CVS Stop Smoking Aid 100-110 ct gum, 14 ct patch or lozenges 72 ct  $32.99, get $5
$27.99 after ECB

Tangled DVD $19.99, get $3
$16.99 after ECB

Folgers Classic Roast or decaf 8 oz.  $4.99, get $1
$1/2 Folgers Coffee, Singles, or K-Cups 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1.50/each wyb 2 after Q and ECB

Spend $10, get $3 on Maybelline
$1/1 Maybelline Mascara 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/6/2011)
$1/1 Maybelline Eyeshadow or Liner 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/6/2011)
$2/1 Maybelline Lip Product 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/6/2011)
$1/1 Maybelline FitME Product 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/6/2011)
$3/2 Maybelline FitME Products 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/6/2011)

Other deals
Bumble Bee tuna $.59 (limit 10)
Palmolive 10 oz  $.88
Klennex 78 or 110 ct.  $.97 (limit 5)
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)
Pepsi 2 liter $.88 (limit 5)
CVS Baby Wipes 192-216 ct, Supreme diapers 23-50 ct or training paints 12-26 ct BOGO 50% 
Cambell's chicken noodle soup  $.77
$0.40/4 Campbell's Condensed Soups 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/15/2011)
Swanson broth $.77
Stove top mix $.77
Kraft mac & cheese 5.5-7.25 box or Easy mac $.77
Heinz gravy $.77

Thanks to I Heart CVS for the ad scan!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I recently ran across a new (well, new to me) website of recipes.  Tasty Kitchen is full of yummy recipes.  One of the recipe categories is Homeade Ingredients.  I have really been trying to make as many things from "scratch" as I can.  Not only is it healthier, but often times, cheaper.  Now, I do only try to only make those things that won't take me hours to do. Saving time is important too!  One of the main reasons that I like things homeade, is that I know exactly what goes into it.  No funny stuff, nothing I can't pronounce.  I want to keep my family as healthy as possible.  Now, that's not to say that we don't ever eat processed/convienence foods.  I just try to cut out that stuff where I can. 

A few things that I already make homeade:  taco seasoning, cream of "whatever" soup mix, enchilada sauce, chicken broth and applesauce.  I also cook my own dried beans rather than buying the canned stuff.  I am excited to try my own breakfast syrup soon, too!  I love knowing what is going into my children's bellies!  A few things that caught my eye that I am planning to try:  Homeade Ricotta Cheese (who knew it was so easy!), Edible playdough and Ranch dressing just to get me started!

This site has everything from dog biscuits to air freshener.  If you are at all interested in making things homeade, go take a peek at this site!  You can get to it here!  Another thing I like about this site is that the recipes come from real kitchens and real people (and it's part of The Pioneer Woman!).  It's not full of recipes from a labratory kitchen that no one "real" has ever even tasted.   Don't worry, this is not a paid endorsement, just my honest opinion.  Go check it out!

Anyone have any homeade recipes you'd like to share? 

Brookshire's Deals 3/23-3/29

Here are the deals for this week at Brookshire's.  Huge thanks to Julie at Pary Moppins for the matchups!

Perfectly Practical

The Tyler area Brookshire's stores do not double coupons, but do offer the $.05 credit for each reusable bag that you bring in.

Don't forget to register your Thank You card online to receive more deals by email!

Knorr Lipton Sides, Pasta Roni or Rice a Roni $1
Buy 4 Rice or Pasta Roni use B3G1 from 1/2 RP
$.75 each after coupon

Chicken Leg Quarters 5lb. bag $2.29
Banquet Fruit Pies $.60
Buy 2 use $.50/2 printable
$.35 each after coupon

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables $1
Buy 3 use $1/3 from 3/6 RP or 3/20 SS
$.67 each after coupon

Food Club Rice $.65
Food Club Pinto Beans $.65

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $2
Use $.50/1 from 2/13 GM
$1.50 after coupon

See the rest of the deals here!

Super 1 Deals 3/23-3/29

Here are the best deals at Super 1 Foods this week!

Food Club canned tomatoes, beans or peas $.50

Dried pinto beans or rice 1 lb  $.50

Campbell's Chicken Noodle or tomato soup  $.50
$0.40/4 Campbell's Condensed Soups 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/15/2011)
$.40/ea wyb 4

Boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken wings super pak $1.47/lb

Super Pak sirloin pork chops, country style ribs, pork ribs, Boston butt steak or roast  $1.57/lb

Bar S Franks meat, red or chicken  $.77
Bar S Bolgna 12 oz  $.87

Food club  doz. medium eggs $.89

Hot/Lean Pockets  $.98
*there was a $1/1 Facebook coupon, but it's gone.  Maybe you got it!

Picsweet frozen veggies 14-16 oz  $.98

Valu Time paper towels 3 pk $1.67

Aquafresh cavity protection or extra fresh 6.4 oz  $.98
*at one point there were $1/any printable coupons avaiable.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Almay RR Deal at Walgreen's

I stopped in Walgreen's this afternoon to see what products were  included in the buy 1 Almay, get $5 RR deal.  I assumed that it would only include the higher priced products.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the eye makeup remover, priced at $4.19, was also included.  If you happen to find the Walgreen's Beauty guide in your store, it contains a $2 Almay coupon.  (I found it at the Beauty counter.)  Using the coupon, pay just $2.19 and get $5RR back.  If you got the $2 Almay insert coupon this weekend, you can stack them and pay just $.19.  Either way, it's a great deal.  It's even a moneymaker with no coupons!

Homeade Breakfast Syrup

Kingdom First Mom shared this article about making your own homeade syrup!  Now, this is something that I have never done this before but this looks so easy I'm going to give it a try!  We go through a lot of syrup around here and not only is this only $.35 for 1 1/2 c. but it's also much more healthy.  (I didn't say low calorie!) None of that weird, unknown, can't prounounce it stuff here!  I might just have to sneak it into the old syrup bottle and see if they notice! :)

Hay Bale Garden - Phase 1

I recently learned of a new way to have a garden when you have limited space or don't want to go to the trouble of a full garden (this is us!).  Straw bale gardening.  Who knew?  You can grow your veggies in a bale of straw.  This is what they use in the Midwest.  Now, I am from the south.  We don't have access to straw bales, but we do have lots of hay bales here in East Texas.  I wondered if hay would produce the same results.  I did my research and found out that it would!  So we decided to give it a try, on a small scale, this year and see what happened.  I will document, success or fail, our results as we go along.  *Disclaimer*  Please, please, please do not take this as instruction on how to do this.  I am not an expert by any means.  I have done tons of research prior to even thinking about taking this on.  If you choose to follow along, please do your research first and do what is best for you.  There are many methods to doing this.  I simply chose what worked best for us.

Phase 1 - Preparing your bales

We decided to start small this year and only purchase 2 hay bales, just in case it flopped.  We can always add more next season.  I placed them with the twine (since it was plastic and wouldn't rot) on the ground as it allowed more surface room to plant.  You can do it either way. The bales need 4 - 8 hours of sun per day so we placed them in our yard where they would not get that harsh afternoon sun this Summer but would get plenty of morning sun.  (We have very little shade at our house!)  The bales need to be decomposing or "cooked" before you plant in them.  There are a couple of ways to do this.  The first would be to leave them sitting out during the winter months in the elements.  The second, is to wet them down, and keep them wet, for a couple of weeks before you plant.  We chose the latter.   I will have to water them down a couple of times a day and make sure they are really soaked.  I will do this for next 3 days.  The bales will begin "cooking" inside. 

After 3 days of watering, we will begin adding organic blood meal to the bales.  (I am really wanting this to be as organic as possible so this is the route we chose.)  Beginning on day 4 we will add 1/2 c. blood meal to the top of each bale and water it in really well.  This will be repeated for 3 days.  On days 7-9, the blood meal will decrease to 1/4 c.   On day 10, we will apply 1 c. of organic fertilizer per bale and water in.  After day 12, the bales should be cool enough inside to begin planting.   I am so excited to see how this goes.  We are planning to plant tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini and beans and maybe some herbs in between.  This is a learning experience for all of us and I am excited to see what it brings!

Weekly Shopping Trip 3/20

This week, I really didn't plan to do much shopping at CVS or Walgreen's.  I did hit Target & Walmart.  I spent a little more this week than I normally do (although still well within my budget) because I had several things that I was beginning to run low on and wanted to use up a few coupons that would be expiring.  I chose to do that this week since the deals really weren't there for me at CVS/Walgreen's this week and I have more than enough toothpaste, deodarant and toothbrushes to last a very long time. :)  There was only one thing at CVS that I stopped for.  Sorry, I don't have pictures this week.  It was not my normal shopping day so things were a bit crazy.


Purchased 1 Allegra 5 ct @ $6.99
 - used $2/1 printable (get the link on orignal post here)
total:  $4.99
used $5 ECB
received $6.99 ECB
spent $0 and made $2!


2 bags Market Pantry chicken nuggets at $3.99 each (price cut from $4.99)
 - used $1.50/2 Target coupon
2 packages Kraft cheese @ $2.04 each
 - used $1.50/2 Kraft cheese Target coupon
 - used $1/2 Kraft cheese from 3/13 insert
2 boxes Nabisco Vanilla wafers @ $2.99 each
(my boys eat these like candy so anytime I can save on them it's worth it)
 - used $1/2 Nabisco cookies Target coupon
2 Archer Farms potato chips @ $2.50 each (on sale)
 - used $1/2 Archer Farms chips Target coupon

Total:  $17.04
Total saved:  $6

(you will have to check the Target website to see which of these Qs are still avilable)


Here are the deals I got:

2 Kellogg's family size Frosted Flakes @ $3.50 each
 - used (2) $1/1 printable
 - will submit for rebate for $10 Walmart GC here
5 Koolaid packets @ $.10 each (price match from Brookshire's) Great for popscicles!
 - used $.50/5 printable
3 Kellogg's pop tarts @ $1.48 each (price match in ad Super coupon)
6 boxes Great Value mac & cheese @ $.42 each
2 cans Hunt's spaghetti sauce @ $.98 each
 - used (2) $.45/1 printables that were expiring
2 El Monterey 8 pk frozen chimichangas @ $2.98 each
 - used BOGO printable that was expiring
1 package Eckrich cheese/jalapeno smoked sausage @ $2.78 (my husband's favorite!)
 - used $.55/1 insert coupon

I also bought a few other things that I didn't have Qs for.

total spent:  $33.14
will submit for $10 GC
total with GC:  $22.14
total saved:    $6.93 (coupons)
                     $2.42 (price match)

Menu Plan Monday 3/21

We have a lot going on this week so we'll have lots of easy dinners! And my husband and I will celebrate our 11th wedding Anniversary on Friday s we're going to enjoy a night out!  It doesn't seem possible that it has been that long!  It seems the closer we get to Summer, the busier we get!  Often, I begin to tire of the same old recipes.  I am going to start trying at least one new recipe each week to feature on a separate blog post.  I am also going to put up a linky so you can share your recipes with me.  I am always on the lookout for new recipes!  If you don't have a blog you can always leave your recipe in a comment.  I will post the featured recipe each Friday.  I hope you'll join me!

Here are our dinner plans:

Monday - Build your own Mexican Bowl with beef, beans, rice, cheese, sour cream, salsa,  and tortilla strips

Tuesday - fish sticks, mac & cheese, broccoli cheddar nuggets

Wednesday - Santa Fe Chicken (from freezer), flour tortillas

Thursday - Jalapeno cheese sausage dogs

Friday - Dinner out

Saturday - Dinner at in-laws

Sunday - leftovers/sandwiches

For more menu plans, visit Organizing Junkie!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Walgreen's Deals 3/20-3/26

Here are the best deals at Walgreen's this week. New to shopping at Walgreen's?  Start here. Thanks to Cricket at Thrifty Texas Penny for the matchups! 

Always 20-22 pk Leakguard PLUS or 30-34 pk Dri-Liners PLUS $2.99, get $2 RR
$2/1 or $1/1 from P & G Sampler
$1/1 from P & G Everyday Savings booklet
$.50/1 from 2/27 PG
As low as Free plus $.01 overage after Q & ECB

Tena Serenity Pads 32 or 42 pk ultra thins $9.99, get $9.99 RR
$2.50/1 printable
 $1.50/1 from 1/2 SS
$1/1 printable
As low as Free plus $2.50 overage after Q & ECB

Dove Candy Bars 1.3 - 2.17 oz $.49 limit 6
 $.75/2 from 3/6 RP
$.12/ea wyb 2 after Q

Click here to see the rest of the deals!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CVS Deals 3/20-2/26

Here are my favorite deals at CVS this week!    New to shopping at CVS?  Start here.  

ECB Deals

Allegra Allergy 5 ct.  $6.99, get $6.99  (limit 1)
$2/1  allegra 5 ct printable
$2/1 Allegra Products 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
Free plus $2 overage after Q & ECB

Cobroxin homeopathic oral spay for chronic pain 1oz $18.99, get $18.99 (limit 1) 
Free after ECB

Crest or OralB Pro-Health Complete Rinse 16.9oz, Clinical Gum toothpaste 4oz or Glide Clinical Protection floss 38.2yd $3.49, get $2.50 (limit 2)
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz + or liquid gel (exc Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar) 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz + or liquid gel  2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

As low as Free plus $.01 overage after Q & ECB

Spend $10, get $3 on Hershey's Easter Products (limit 1)
Hershey's Easter candy 2/$5
Cadbury Creme Eggs 4 ct. 2/$5
Snapsy or Reester bunny 2/$5
Reese's Pieces 3.2-3.75 oz or Whoppers 3.2-4 oz  $1
Cadbury or Hershey's singles 2/$1
Hershey's bunnies, Reese's eggs 6 pk, Cadbury mini eggs 12 pk, Giant Kiss or Creme egg  $4
$1 /3 Hershey's Products 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/2/2011)

Spend $15, get $5 (limit 1)
Coke 12 pk 3/$13
Coke 2 liter, Fuze, Smartwater, or Vitaminwater 3/$3
Nabisco Wheat Thins, Ritz, Planters peanuts or Flavor Grove 2/$4
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

Folger's coffee 22.6-33.9 oz $5.99, get $1 (limit 1)
$1/2 Folgers Coffee, Singles, or K-Cups 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$4.99/ea wyb 2 after Q & ECB

Spend $15, get $5 on household products (limit 1)
Formula 409, Clorox bathroom cleaner,  or Clean-up 2/$5
$0.50/1 Formula 409 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Clorox bleach 96 oz 2/$4
$0.25/1 Clorox Bleach 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
Pine-Sol, Clorox wipes 35 ct, Tilex Mold & Mildew, or SOS pads 10 ct  2/$4
$1.50/2 Clorox printable
$1/2 Clorox, Tilex, and Pine-Sol Products 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/1 Tilex printable
Cottonelle or Kleenex wipes or tissue (various)  3/$4
$1/2 Cottonelle wipes printable
$.50/1 Cottonelle wipes printable
B3G1 Kleenex Facial Tissues 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/10/2011)

Spend $15, get $5 on L'Oreal Eye or Face (excl. clearance)  $7 (limit 1)
$2/1 L'Oreal face product printable
$2/1 L'Oreal Cosmetic Face Product 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/1/2011)
$2/1 L'Oreal face product printable
$3/1 L'Oreal Face Product 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
$2/1 L'Oreal eye product printable

Spend $15, get $5 on CVS/pharmacy skin/hair care, nail polish/makeup remover, or any cotton (limit 1)

Spend  $20, get $5 on L'Oreal collagen filler (ex. Moisture filler) or any Revitalift deep set wrinkle repair  $15  (limit 1)
$1/1 L'Oreal Skincare Product 1/23/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/20/2011)

St. Ives or Noxema Skin Care 3/$10, get $2 (limit 1)

Spend $15, get $5 on Garnier  (limit 1)
Nutrioniste Moisture Rescue gel or lotion  $5
Skin Renew lotion, cream, or eye roller  $10
Ultra-Lift day, night, eye cream, or deep wrinkle  $12
$1/1 cleanser/moisturizer printable
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)
$2/1 Garnier Moisturizer 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/6/2011)
$2/1 Ultra Lift printable
$2/1 Garnier Moisturizer or Cleanser 12/5/2010 RP Insert (exp 6/15/2011)
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/1/2011)

Gillette Fusion ProGlide power or manual cartridges, get $2 (limit 1)
$4/1 Gillette fusion razor or cartridges 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30)

Lysol Healthy Touch hand soap system  $12.99, get $6  (limit 1)
$3/1 Lysol soap system printable
$3.99 after Q & ECB

Spend $25, get $10 on Neutrogena skin care (excludes sun care) (limit 1)
$1/1 Neutrogena Naturals 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/27/2011)

Spend $25, get $5 on L'Oreal Youth Code (limit 1)
Starter Kit $30
Serum, day lotion, eye or night cream  $22
$3/1 L'Oreal Youth Code Product 2/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)

Buy Multi Pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide, or Oral-B,  get $2 (limit 2)
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011) 
$1/1 Crest Liquid Gel 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Oral-B, Zooth or Crest Toothpaste 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.75/1 Oral-B Satin Glide Floss or Picks 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Fixodent Adhesive or Cleanser 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$0.50/1 Fixodent Adhesive or Cleanser 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
You will have to look at these Q's to see which will work with this deal.  I 'm not sure which will work on multipacks.

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush  $6.49, get $2 (limit 1)
$1/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Product 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
$2/1 Arm & Hammer spinbrush or refill printable
$2/2 Orajel AND Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Toothbrush 12/5/2010 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
As low as $2.49 after Q & ECB

Spend $20 , get $10 on Nexxus shampoo, conditioner or styler (limit 1)

Clairol Nice 'N Easy Foam $7.99, get $1  (limit 2)
$3/1 Clairol Nice N Easy Color Blend Foam 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 Clairol Nice N Easy Product 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$2/1 Clairol Nice n Easy 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
As low as $3.99 after Q & ECB

Head & Shoulders or Pantene  $4.99, get $2.50  (limit 1)
$1/1 Pantene Product 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1.49 after Q & ECB

Spend $12, get $3 on Suave (limit 1)
Suave deodorant $1
$.50/1 Suave deodorant, any 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
body wash $2
B2G1 Body wash up to $2 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
shampoo/conditioner  3/$5
$.50/2 shampoo/conditioner 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
$.50/2 kid's shampoo/conditioner 3/20/2011 RP Insert 9exp 4/17/2011)

Deal idea:  Buy 6 Body wash @ $12.00
                 use 2 B2G1 Q from 3/20 RP
                 Pay $8, get $3
                 $.83/ea after Q & ECB

Playtex tampons 36 ct  $7.99, get $3 (limit 1)
$3/2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons All You Feb 2011 (exp 4/30/2011)
$2.50/2 Playtex, any 18 ct+ 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/22/2011)
$2.50/2 Playtex Sport 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/22/2011)
As low as $4.99/ea wyb 2 after Q & ECB

Bausch & Lomb  Renu solution or Alaway eye drops $12.99, get $3 (limit 1)
$3/1 Bausch & Lomb Soothe Eye Drops 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011
$3/1 Bausch & Lomb Soothe Eye Drops 2/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$4/1 Printable
As low as $5.99 after Q & ECB

Zantac 150 24 ct or 75 30 ct  $8.99, get $3 (limit 1)
$5/1 Zantac printable
$2/1 Zantac Product 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
As low as $.99 after Q & ECB

Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite, MaxClean or 360 Surround brush  $2.99, get $2  (limit 2)
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/19/2011)
$.24 after Q & ECB

Schick Intuition, Quattro 1 ct or cartridges 3-4 ct  $8.79, get $4  (limit 1)
$2/1 Schick Intuition, any  3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/1)
$3/1 Schick Quattro 4 ct or 8 ct 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/1)
As low as $1.79 for cartridges after Q & ECB

$1 & Under Deals

Dawn 9.5-10.3 oz  $.97
$0.25/1 Dawn 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.25/1 Dawn Ultra P&G Home Made Simple Mailer (exp 4/30/2011)
$.72 after Q

Rice A Roni, Bumble Bee tuna, Emerald cashew snacks, Just the Basics party mix, Almonette cookies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch/Raisin Bran bowls, Taster's Choice, Duncan Hines   10/$10
B1G1 FREE Pasta Roni WYB (3) Rice a Roni 1/2/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$.75/1 Nescafe Taster's Choice 4 oz printable

Coke 2 liter  3/$3

Easter Novelty Candy $.88

Glade air freshener or oil warmer 1 ct $.99

Scott or Earth Essentials single roll toilet paper or paper towels $.99

Dove, Yardley, Lever 2000 or Ivory bar 3.15-4.25 oz or Ivory 3 pk $.97

VO5 shampoo or conditioner $.77

Listerine, Colgate, or Reach (various)  $5/5
$1/1 Reach printable
Free Reach after Q

Other deals

Scott Mega Rolls paper towels 6 pk  $5.47
$1 & Under Deals
$1/1 Scott Paper Towels 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
$4.47 after Q

Pedia Care $3 off (clip free Q in ad)
$1/1 PediaCare 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$1/1 PediaCare printable
$2/1 Pediacare printable

Huggies jumbo packs  $8.99
$1.50/2 Huggies jumbo pack, any 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16)
$2/2 Little movers or snugglers, any 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16)
$2/1 Huggies Diapers 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
$2/1 Pull-ups printable
As low as $7.99/ea wyb 2

Huggies wipes 184-216 ct  $5.99
B1G1 Huggies Baby Wipes WYB Refill 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/19/2011)
$1/2 wipes tub and refill printable

Thanks to Simply CVS for posting the ad scan. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Super 1 Food Deals 3/16-3/22

Edited:  Ooops!  I mistakenly published this post without the coupon matchups!  I didn't even realize!  I've added them now.  Sorry!
Here are the best deals I see at Super 1 this week. 

Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, or 7UP 12 pk  3/$10

Bar-S Corn Dogs  3 lb box  2/$5 with in ad Q
$1/2 printable (thanks Thrifty Texas Penny for the link!)
Final price:  $2 each!

Sunny Delight 64 oz $.99 with in ad Q
$0.25/1 Sunny D Product 1/16/2011 SS (exp 4/30/2011)
Final Price: $.74!

Kellogg's Pop Tarts 8 ct $1.48 with in ad Q
$1/2 Kellogg's Pop Tarts Toaster Pastries 2/6/2011 RP (exp 4/3/2011)
Final price: $.98 each!

Food Club Mac & Cheese 5.5 oz - 7.25 oz.  2/$.88

Kellogg's cereal (select varieties)  $1.88
$1/2 Kellogg's Cereal 3/6/2011 RP (exp 4/17/2011)
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals 2/13/2011 RP  (exp 3/27/2011) or printable
Final price:  as low as $1.38 each!

10 lb Russet potatoes  $3.98

Brookshire's Deals 3/16-3/22

Here are the best deals at Brookshire's this week.  Special thanks to Julie at Pary Moppins for the list and matchups!

Remember that the Tyler area Brookshire's stores do not double coupons, but do offer a $.05 credit for each reusable bag you use.

Don't know about the eDeal? Get a different item every week at a special hot price with the weekly eDeal!  All you have to do is register to receive email from Brookshire's here.  Then,  just purchase the items with your Thank You Card and you'll get the savings automatically! 

Red, Green, or Black Seedless Grapes $1.29/lb.

Kingsford Charcoal $3.50
Buy Hawaiian Rolls, Pork Item, and Charcoal use $3.50/1 from the 3/13 Smart Source
Final price varies but it's like getting the charcoal FREE after coupon

Kraft BBQ Sauce $.98
Use $.75/1 from the 3/6 Smart Source
$23. after coupon

Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza $.99
Buy 2 use $1/2 or $.50/2 from the 2/13 Smart Source or $1/2 printable
$.49 each after coupon

Imperial Sugar 4lb bag $2.19
Use $.50 printable
$1.69 after coupon

Kool-Aid Drink Mix $.10
Buy 5 or 10 (depends if your store doubles) use $.50/5 printable
5 or 10 FREE after coupon

See the rest of this week's deals here!

Perfectly Practical

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Super Easy Walgreen's Scenario for Beginners

I had a $2 RR that was going to expire this week, so I needed an easy scenario to use it up.  This is a great scenario for beginner's because you can do it with little or no RR saved up and spend very little oop.  The transactions are simple and really help you get your feet wet.  My totals do not include sales tax. Here is what I did:

Trans. #1

Purchased 4 Reach Crystal toothbrushes @ $1.59/ea (Troup/Loop was well stocked)
Purchased 1 Royal gelatin @ $.69
Total:  $7.05
 - used 4 $1/1 ANY Reach printable (you can print 2 per computer, so hit up your friends/family!)
    (thanks to Wild for Wags for the link!)
 - used in ad Q for gelatin (takes off $.49)
 - used $2 RR from Huggies*
Total spent:  $.56
RR recieved:  $4 from Reach (monthly deal)

*If you are just beginning and have no RR, then you would pay $2.56 oop and receive $4 RR.

Trans. #2

Purchased 2 Irish Spring deodorant @ 2/$6
Purchased 1 Royal gelatin @ $.69
Total: $6.69
 - used 2 $1/1 Irish Spring printable (have to enter sweepstakes)
 - used in ad Q for gelatin (takes of $.49)
 - used $4 RR from Reach
Total spent: $.20
RR received:  $4 from Irish Spring

Trans. #3

Purchased 1 Dial Lotion @ $4.99
Purchased 1 Royal gelatin @ $.69
Total:  $5.68
 - used $1/1 Dial from 3/13 RP or printable
 - used in ad Q for gelatin (takes of $.49)
 - used $4 RR from Irish Spring
Total spent:  $.19
RR received:  $3 from Dial

Trans. #4

Purchased  1 Purex Crystals fabric softener @ $4.99
Purchased 1 Royal gelatin @ $.69
Total:  $5.68
 - used $2/1 Purex Crystals from 3/13 RP
 - used in ad Q for gelatin (takes off $.49)
 - used $3 RR from Dial
Total spent:  $.19
RR received:  $2 for Purex

Total oop:  $1.14
Merchandise value (at sale prices): $25.10
Total saved (at sale prices): $23.96
RR remaining: $2

Let me know how you do!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Shopping Trip 3/14

I got back on schedule today for my weekly shopping.   It was nice to have my routine back.  I did manage to get to CVS yesterday.  I only made one quick stop at Walgreen's but plan on going back later in the week when they restock.


I did 3 easy transactions at CVS.  I am not including tax in my totals.

Trans. #1

Bought 1 Tena bladder control pads @ $9.99*
Bought 1 Irish Spring deodorant  @ $2.99
work gloves (my husband needed these and I needed a filler) @ $1.99
total: $14.97
 - used $2.50/1 Tena printable
 - used  $1/1 Irish Spring from 3/13 SS
 - used $10 ECB
total spent: $1.47
received $9.99 ECB for Tena
received $2 ECB for Irish Spring

*this is an example of buying something you do not need only because it is a moneymaker.  I will donate this item.

Trans. #2

Bought 1 82 ct box Pampers @ $20
Bought 2 CVS brand wipes @ $2.50/ea
Total:  $25
 - used $5/$25 CVS coupon by email
 - used $2/1 Pampers from 2/27 P&G
 - used $9.99 ECB from Tena
 - used $2 ECB from Irish Springs
total spent:  $6.01
received $10 ECB wyb $25 in baby products

Trans. #3

Bought 15 2 liter Diet Cokes @ $1/ea
(yes we are soda addicts!)
total: $15
 - used $10 ECB from trans. #2
total spent: $5
received $5 ECB wyb $15 Coke/Kraft
received $1 ECB from Green Bag Tag

Total spent:  $12.48
Total saved:  $64.77
ECB remaining: $6


Bought 3 Nature Valley Granola Bars @ $2.50/ea
Bought 1 Chef Boyardee @ $.89
total:  $8.39
 - used 4.50/3 General Mills Target coupon
 - used 3 $.50/1 Nature valley printable  (this is a man. Q on Target site)
 - used free Chef Boyardee received by mail
total spent:  $4.50
total saved:  $3.89


Coupons used:
 - $1.50/1 Philly Cooking Creme (no longer available)
 - $1/1 Fisher Boy from 3/13 SS
 - $.50/1 Green Giant frozen veggie printable
 - $.55/1 Lay's Kettle Chips from 3/13 SS
 - $.75/1 Golden Grahams printable

Total spent:  $21.04
Total saved:  $4.30


(Sorry no photo!)

Bought 2 Right Guard deodorant @ $2.99/ea
total:  $5.98
 - used BOGO coupon from 3/13 insert*
 - Walgreen's BOGO sale
total spent:  $0.00
total saved: $5.98
* I had no issues using this coupon.

Grand total:  $38.02
Total saved:  $78.94

Walgreen's Shopping Trip Week of 3/6

While we were vactioning I wanted to make sure that I took advantage of the cheap-free Pediacare.  I should have stopped in Texas but didn't have a chance.  So, I waited until we had arrived.  My first mistake was the sales tax rate in TN is about 9.75% (even on meds) and my second mistake is that you pay the tax on the amount only after the Walgreen's discount.  You pay the tax on the m. coupons.   I decided to go ahead with my transactions because I would not be back in Texas in time to get this deal.  Oh well.  I still saved regardless.  I have a teething baby and we go through this stuff!  I did 2 transactions at 2 different stores.  (I guess this was my third mistake - keep reading!) The first transaction, I did while we stopped on a break from driving.  Here is how it went:

Purchased 4 Pediacare Infant drops @ $23.96 ($5.99 each)
Purchased 1 Always liner 34 ct @ $2.99
total: $26.95
 - used 2 $3/2 Pediacare printable (no longer available)
 - used 1 $.50/1 Always liners from 2/27 P&G
 - used Walgreen's $5/1 in-ad coupon for Pediacare (took off $20)
total paid: $.45
Received $2 RR for Always

The second transaction I did a few hours down the road (after we'd arrived) while buying our groceries for the week.  Here is how it went:

Purchased 2 Pediacare infant drops @ $12.98 ($6.49 each.  These were priced a little higher.  Guess I should have got them at the first stop but was trying to save time!)
Purchased 1 Always liners @ $2.99
total:  $15.97
 - used 1 $3/2 Pediacare printable
 - used $5/1 Pediacare Walgreen's in-ad coupon (took off $10)
*I could have used a $2 RR that I already had from last week but decided to hang onto it since I was so low.*
total paid: $2.97
Recieved $2 RR for Always

Grand total: $3.42
total value:  $42.92 (at sale prices)
total saved:  $39.50
RR Received:  $4