Monday, January 4, 2010

My Listerine Smart Rinse Winnings arrived today!!!

Thanks DealFindingChick!! I never win stuff!! I have been wanting to try these but hadn't found a good deal yet! Now I can!! Enter contests my readers b/c you never know when you might win!

FREE Samples from Planet Skincare!

Planet Skincare is offering up  a FREE sample from their skincare product line! Just go here, fill out the form, and you’ll get to choose between a moisturizer sample, serum sample or both!

(Thanks, MojoSavings!) and Hip2Save

Cheer Coupon

My Cheer coupon I requested came this past week! Yeah, now just to wait out a sale to use it! It doesn't Expire until 3/31/10!! (my anniversary- Ahhhh, married 9 years this coming march!)

Such a handsome fella!!! Ahhhh! I know, I know this is him with hair and now he shaves, but I just love this picture! He had just got these glasses and his hair cut and looked sooo GOOOD!!  I love ya' hubby!

Publix Steals 1/3/10

1 Slimfast 100 Calorie pack $2.50
1 Hillshire Farm Lunch meat large pack $5.99
2 Perdue Chicken Breast packs $6.74 and $5.64
1 Boneless Pork Chops $6.82
1 Ground Beef $4.76 (1lb)
1 Hillshire Farm lunch meat small pack $3.79
1 Rubbermaid container 40% off on sale $2.69(keep produce fresh)
2 Tide Stain Release large size $5.99 each
2 Ziploc bags $2 on sale
1 Crystal light on the go mix $3.49
1 Hebrew National all beef 97% fat free hot dogs $4.99
1 Publix sliced cheese $2.19
2 Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread 2 for $3.69($1.85 and $1.84 each)
Gala Apples 3lb bag $3.49(a bit more than I would like to pay but my boys eat through a bag a week)
1 Nabisco 100 calorie snack packs box $1.60 on sale
Bananas $2.90 (4.20lbs @ $.69lb)
2 Glade The Fragrance Collection Candles $5.99
2 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt $1.25 each
1 Publix Skim Milk $2.69(I thought at this point I wasn't going to do Kroger so I bought milk here, it is cheaper at Kroger at $1.99, but oh well I will freeze the other two free ones that I got at Kroger and enjoy them later!!)
1 Early Edition Paper $1.89- I got gipped one Red Plum insert :-(
-$2 off wyb Crystal Light and Nabisco coupon(making them $3.09 together)
-$1.25 Slim Fast coupon(making them $1.25)
-$.50/1 Doubled Fiber One coupon
-$1/1 printable Fiber One coupon(making them $.25 each)
-$1/2 Ziploc coupon (making them $1.50 each)
-$1/1 Rubbermaid container Blinkie coupon(making it $1.69- the blinkie is in store now!!)
-$3/2 Glade coupon
-(2) $4 Publix Glade coupon(making them $.50 each)
- (2) $3 off Tide coupons (making them $2.99 each)
- $.35 Doubled Hillshire lunch meat small pack(making it $3.09)
-$.75/1 Hillshire lunch meat large pack (making it $5.24)
Total OOP: $73.83(all that meat adds up, but I was running really low and needed more. oh well!)
Saved $25.70 just in coupons($45.10 total with adv. special savings)

2nd Transaction(just so I could send away for the rebate and not have to loose my receipt for all the other stuff I bought since they require you to send the original):
2 Olay Regenerist Facial Cleansers $3.99 each($3off original for advertised savings special)
- (2) $1/1 Olay prod. coupons
Total OOP: $6.46
Saved $2 just with coupons($8 total incl. adv. specials)
Mail in Rebate $15 wyb 2 Olay Regenerist produces making this a $8.54 MM!!!!!

On a Side Note:
I just cooked 1/2 the pork chops(4 of them) for the boys and I tonight($6.82 cost for them total 8 pork chops). We still have 2 left over and some red beans and rice leftover enough for another meal (I ate one and the boys split one) and the other 4 are still in the freezer in a freezer bag. I made 2 sides- cream corn and red beans and rice, both FREE! I fed me and the boys(since Ron isn't with us right now to eat) for $3.41!!!! Wooohoooo! We did drink milk too, so add however much a glass of milk cost to that number. I'm sure it would still be under $4!

What can you feed your family for? How low can you get it without sacrificing still having a good meal?? Let me know I love hearing about your low cost meals and steals!!

Spark Energy Drink Sample

My FREE Spark Energy Drink Sample came! I am excited to try it before I go to the gym on Wednesday.  Maybe it will help me kick some butt and crank out some great muscles!

Nestle Coupon Book by Walgreens

I guess at some point I requested this, but I don't see any written record by me of my request! Oh well, I always love getting coupons!!
The Coupons:
$1 off wyb one jar of Nescafe Taster's Choice Instant Coffee Exp 2/7/10
$1 off wyb 3 Lean Cuisine Entrees 6oz-16oz Exp 2/7/10
$1 off wyb 3 Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets Brand stuffed sandwiches 6.5oz-9oz Exp 2/7/10
$.50 off wyb 1 bag of Purina Cat Chow brand Cat food, 3.5lb., any variety, or one bag of Purina Dog Chow brand Dog Food 4lb. any variety Exp 2/7/10(any one need this one- I don't buy this brand)
$1 off wyb any 2 The Skinny Cow Frozen Treats Multi packs Exp 2/13/10

Hope you were able to request this and enjoy the savings to come!!

Psst....from General Mills

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If you haven't already signed up for Psst by Genereal Mills I would suggest you do so! I just received this email about a FREE coupon for a product coming to my mailbox soon!! I love FREE!  How about you? 
Click here to go to the website to join HERE

Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Yellow Sale!

$3 Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap + 50% Off Select Candles

Highlighted Deals:

Signature Collection Classics Body Care $5
Wallflowers Classics 2pk $6
Anti Bacterial Hand Soap $3

Up to 75% off in select stores! Find a store near you HERE

Free Seventh Day Natl. Fabric Softner sample

My FREE Seventh Generation Natural Fabric Softner Sheets Sample Came!!!

Kroger 1/3/10

3 Kellogg's Cereals $2.49 each (part of the get 2 FREE Kroger Milks wyb 4 Kellogg's prod.)
2 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars $2.49 each (part of same buy 4 Kellogg's get free milk deal-should have bought one more prod. to get 2 more free milks but my brain didn't think of that! ha ha!)
2 Kroger milk $FREE($1.99 value each)
4 Quaker Oatmeal $1.88 on sale (good price and we love this brand)
3 Bananas $.57 (1.17lbs)
P&G Deal($5 off immediately wyb $25 of participating prod.):
1 Iams Bag of Dog food $16 (not pictured)
2 Pantene Hair Care Prod. $3.39 each
1 Crest Pro Health $2.50
-$1/1 Crest Pro Health man. coupon
- (2) $1/2 Kellogg's man. coupon
-$1/1 Kellogg's man. coupon
- $.50 off produce wyb a Kellogg's Special K cereal(making my 3 bananas FREE+ $.43 put toward other stuff due to the coupon doubling!!)
-$3/2 Pantene Products man. coupon
-$5 wyb $25 P&G listed products
Total OOP: $35.44(one of my $1 was missed- wasn't focused due to the kids being with me. Darn hubby having to work to make a living now!)
Saved: $35.70
Earned 46 Fuel Points
Ok trip at Kroger! How was yours???

Rite Aid 1/3

5 Powerade Ion $1 each
2 GE Reveal 60W light bulbs $2 each on sale
1 Listerine $3.50 on sale
2 Stayfree Pads $3.99 each
1 Zyrtec 10mg 30ct $18.99 on sale
2 Nivea Lip Care $2.99 each
- $5 off wyb $25 Rite Aid coupon
- $.50/1 Listerine
- $4/1 printable Zyrtec coupon
- B3G1 Free Powerade from Kroger mailer
- BOGO Free Stay Free Pads coupon $3.99 value(making both pads free)
- BOGO Free Nivea Lip Care coupon $2.99 value(making both Nivea lip free)
- (2) $1/1 GE Reveal coupons
Total OOP: $20.80
Saved $19.48
SCR that I have coming: $3 from Listerine(making it free), $4 from Zyrtec(making it $10.99), $1 from Powerade(making 2 Free in total with coupon used), $2 from GE Light bulbs (making them both free) = $10 in SCR making my total OOP $10.80( really good for having bought Zyrtec name brand)

Also don't forget to pay attention to Playing The Game of Life Collect and Win that Rite Aid has going on from 1/3/10-2/27/10!! I earned 1 Ticket with my purchase!

Walgreens 1/3

Transaction 1:
2 Stayfree Pads $6.29
2 Visine Eye Care $3.99
2 Neosporin Lip Care $4 each
1 Electrasol Powerball tablets $3.49
2 Reach Toothbrushes $4.19($3.99 listed on southern savers- my store was a bit higher :(
1 Jet Dry $3.49
Total OOP: $12.43
Saved $33.53 just in coupons, $42.21 total incl. Wags advertised savings
Received $5 in RR($1 Visine, $3 for Neosporin prod., $1 for Electrasol- should have bought Jet dry seperately to have gotten $1 RR on that too! Oh well!)
So after RR my total is: $7.43 spent!
2nd Transaction:
I only did 2 b/c I was trying to do the Listerine deal but they didn't have the Listerine Whitening at my store so I decided just to buy these still b/c they were going to be my filler items if I needed them. But the boys still really need small big boy cups and they were really cheap since they are Christmas themed.
4 Christmas themed cups $.12 each
Total OOP: $.51 tax included
Saved $.88

CVS 1/3/10

2 Colgate Total $2.50 each
1 Aquafina Water 12pk $2.49
1 GE Engergy Smart light bulbs $2.99 (hubby hates these but I  couldn't pass up the deal!)
3 Oust Air Sanitizer Spray $3.99 each
2 Flinstone Vitamins BOGO 50% off $8.49 and $4.24
- BOGO Free coupon for Oust $3.99 value
-$2/2 printable for Oust
-$1/1 man. coupon on GE light bulbs
- (2) $1/1 Colgate Total man. coupons
- (2) $1/1 Flinstone Vitamins coupons
- $5 off wyb $25 CVS coupon
-$4 ECB from last week
Total OOP: $16.94
Saved: $30.22
Got back ECB $1 Aquafina, $9 Oust, $2 GE light bulbs, $2 Colgate Total, $4.50 for my Fall spending rewards= $18.50 in ECB!! and I got a $3 off CVS Brand purchase of $15 or more coupon!
That make my trip a $1.56 MM!!! Not too bad if I do say so myself!! Ha ha! My CVS store was still out of the ThermaCare wraps from previous week so I am still waiting to buy those and get the ECB from that purchase. Sad :(

So what did you do at CVS this week???

Ingles 1/3/10

So I don't normally shop at Ingles b/c it isn't in my normal triangle of stores that are close and really easy to get to, but I have been paying more attention lately to the deal write ups that Southern Savers does. There are a few really good deals to be had (and the store really isn't that far, but I do have to pass Publix and Kroger to get there! Ha ha!) Anyways here is the breakdown of the transaction pictured above:
2 Fiber One Yogurts $1.50 each
2 Fiber One Muffin Mix $2.50 each
2 Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetables $1 each
2 Ray O Vac Batteries $1.25 each
1 Springer Mountain Boneles Chicken (indiv. wrapped) $6.98
4 Mueller's Pasta $1 each
1 candy $.68 (to make my total $20 so 6 $.50 or less coupons would dbl, I'll explain that later)
- (1) $.50/ 1 Fiber One Yogurt coupons dbl
-$1/1 Fiber One Yogurt printable
- (2) $.50/1 Fiber One Muffin Mix dbl
-(2) $.50/1 Bird's Eye Vegetables coupon dbl
- $1/2 Ray O Vac coupon
-$1/1 Springer Chicken coupon
- (2) $1/2 Muellers- your favorite pasta "plan on pasta" home mailer coupons
-$3 off wyb 4 Fiber One products listed
Total OOP: $10.65(about half of this was the chicken!)  :-)
Saved: $28.35

My Celebrity CVS Story

So here is the story you all have been waiting for.......
 I went to CVS like normal to do my shopping with my coupon binder in hand. I had a few transactions to do this week so I would do one and then let another person or two go, then rinse and repeat! While I was doing this I noticed a lady watching me in admiration. She looked at me and said "Wow, you are so organized! That is just amazing what you are doing. So how much have you saved and is it worth it?" Me: " Umm, I don't know what I've saved thus far (then I quickly looked at my sheet to get a est. number and told her) and yes it is worth it." Her:" I have heard about women like you that shop with their coupons but I've never seen one in real life before! It's like seeing a celebrity!" Me: Smiling and laughing at her amazement of me!  Her:  "My husband loves this kind of stuff! I will have to tell him about it when I get home!" Her College Aged Son: "You've just made her day! She will be talking about this for awhile." Me: Still just laughing and enjoying my celebrity status for a moment!

So how have people responded to you and your steals? Are you organized or still just trying to get it together?

Free Bowling for 10 People

Head over and sign up for the AMF eClub and get free bowling for 10 folks.  The coupon is sent via snail mail so give it a little while and then enjoy your self.
One note:  If you are like me, when I signed up for this I thought “free kids birthday party!”  my coupon did state not valid for parties or events.  So you will need to organize an unparty.  For older folks you will need to still rent shoes (for little folks they don’t require shoes).