Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I <3 CVS!

CVS is my most favorite store EVER. Especially after today. I had the $15.00 from the Duracell deal that I did on Monday. It's been burning a hole through my purse. So I figured what the heck with Christmas fast approaching I'm going to need lots of batteries for Nicholas' toys. I took a walk over to CVS again at lunch today. Just thinking I would do the Duracell deal again and roll my ECBs for some cheap batteries. Well I scanned my card under the little scanner and out pops a $10 off of $50 coupon! WOOOOOHOOO! Well I have NO PLAN and am a little concerned but it all worked out well.

Most of the glade was gone but I scored 2 apple cinnamon candles (yum) and 2 window scent thingees. Then I knew Revlon was Buy 1 Get 1 Free and I knew I had coupons for Revlon. So I got 2 nailpolishes. I then saw the Vaseline lotion was on sale for $5.99 and you get back $2.00 in ECBs. So I grabbed one of those for my desk (my hands are so dry this time of year). I also bought a bottle of hand sanitizer which was on sale for $3.99 with $2.00 ECBs back. I then needed a small filler item about $2.00. So I noticed that 8 pks of certain candies were on sale. The Reeses and Kitkats were calling my name. My total before everything was over $61.00. After coupons and the $15.00 ECB from the first duracell deal, I paid $22.00.

I know what you are thinking. $22.00 WHOA that is alot. But not really considereding that the batteries alone 4 X $5.99 = $23.96.

And the fact that I got $24.00 back in ECBS!!!!!!!!!!!! This is by far one of my most exciting trips. I need pretty much everything and it included 4 packs of batteries! WOW!

So yes, I <3>

Monday, November 17, 2008

CVS Deal

I stopped at CVS today at lunch to do the battery deal. Buy $20 in Duracell batteries get $15 ECBs. I needed the batteries anyway since my son's toys are running kind of low and with Christmas coming who doesn't need them, right. I ended up paying $20 OOP but got back $15.00 ECBs which I plan to use on the Glade deal.

Buy $10 in certain Glade products get $5.00 ECBs. The glade glass windows are 2/$5.00; refill packs are $3.99; warmers are $2.99; and candles are 2/$5.00. There are several coupons out there. I plan on using the $15.00 ECBs to get about $30 worth of glade products and I will get $15.00 back in ECBs. You can do the glade deal up to 5 times! I really wish I had more glade coupons.

I haven't been around much lately. I am hoping to update this blog more often now. With Christmas fast approaching there should be some stellar deals coming up!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Jewel Score!

I went to Jewel yesterday for some odds and ends. I was so excited when I left. I saved over $44.00!!!!!!

They had a promotion running that if you buy 10 participating items you will receive $5.00 off your order. I believe this sale ended yesterday.

2 - Betty Crocker Fruit Roll Ups 2/$5.00 (-$1.00/2)
2 - Yoplait Plus 4 Packs 2/$5.00 (-1.00/1 Q x 2)
2 - Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 2/$5.00 (-$1.00/2)
2 - Pillsbury Cookie Dough 2/$5.00 (-$1.00/2)
1 - Chex Mix $2.00 (-$0.50)
1 - Green Giant Steam $2.50 (-$1.00 Q)

They also had certain Kellog cereals on sale for $1.49. There was a limit of 6. So I bought 6 boxes of cereal for $0.49 each thanks to the recent Kellog's printables that were available on

2 - Progresso Soups $1.00/each (-$0.55/2 Q)
2 - Dinty Moore Beef Stew bowls $1.00/each ($1.00/2 Q)

Sunday Newspaper $1.99

My original total was $34.49
After $13.05 in Manufacturer Coupons and $5.00 in store savings my total was $21.44.

While my total is more OOP than I see on most blogs, I was completely happy with it. I got 6 boxes of cereal. Yes 6! That alone would have cost me $21.00 at regular price.

How did everyone else do this weekend?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Walgreens Scenario for 10/24

I plan on hitting up Walgreens tomorrow during lunch. There is a new $5/20 coupon which you can find here:

You will need to spend $20 after coupons to be eligible to use this coupon. There are also reports that you can only print 2 of these coupons from every 1 computer you use. They are good for 10/24 and 10/25 - which just happens to be at the EXACT SAME TIME as Walgreen's Double Dipping Days. I need to stop at Walgreens in the morning to get a November Easy Saver catalog to work on my deals for Double Dipping but here is my scenario for using one of the $5/20 coupons:

Lysol Freshmatic - $5.99 each
Use $5/1 coupon
(**November Easy Saver Rebate $3/1)
Total Price: $0.99 (get $3.00 back on Wags Giftcard)

Alka Seltzer Cold - $4.99 each
Use $1/1 printable
Receive $4.99 back in Register Rewards
Total Price: FREE!

2 x Sudafed PE - $3.99 each (buy 3 or more get $5.00 in Register Rewards)
Use $1.50/1 coupon
Use $1.00/1 coupon or $1.00/1 printable
Total Price: $5.48 for 2

Children's Benadryl - $6.49 each
Use $1.00/1 coupon
Total Price: $5.99

Kellog's Ceral 2/$5.00
Use various $1/1 printables (which looks like they are no longer available)
Total Price: $3.00 for 2

Gallon of Milk - $2.49

My Total will come to $21.44 + $1.55 tax (approx.) = $22.99
$22.99 - $5.00 Walgreens Coupon = $17.99

I will receive $9.99 in Register Rewards and $3.00 in Easy Saver Rebates

Which means my total out of pocket is $5.00!

NOW HOPEFULLY THIS WILL REALLY WORK! It has been my experience that I go to the store with a plan and there is always something on sale I am looking for that they are out of! Anyone else have this experience?


and started my own money saving blog. I mainly just want a place to keep all my favorite blogs of other money saving, couponing mommies and also a place to track my savings! I am starting my 2009 New Years Resolution early and that is to become debt free and SAVE SAVE SAVE!