Saturday, January 31, 2009

Quick trip to CVS

I got an e-mail from CVS for $5/$30 and wanted to put it to good use.

I went through their ad and my coupons to see what I had, since I have a lot of coupons expiring today and came up with a quick trip.

My plan was to get:

2 Gillette Shampoos (4.99 each, earn 3 ECBs) - $2 MQ

1 Gillette Fusion Gamer razor (7.99 each, earn 4 ECBs) - $4 MQ

2 Centrum Cardio (BOGO 50% off, $9.99 & $4.99) - $3 MQ

1 Clairol Nice & Easy (5.99) - $2 MQ

1 Sudafed (6.49) - $1.50 MQ

This would have given me the Gillette shampoos and razor free after coupons and ECBs. However, my CVS didn't have any of the razors so I just left that off of my order, since I still was spending the $30 before coupons. So here's what I got:

I had $5 in ECBs and a $10 gift card to help bring down my OOP.

Total after coupons, ECBs and gift card + tax: $6.41.

I really like the part of the receipt that states:

"Today You Saved 32.50"

The cashier was impressed and said she wants to go shopping with me!

I earned $6 ECBs for my next trip.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More free batteries

I did a quick run to Winn-Dixie yesterday to pick up the milk I forgot and got more Rayovac batteries. I'm out of coupons, so my stash (about 50 packs) should last me a while ... I hope!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Free Rayovac Batteries

Winn-Dixie has Rayovac batteries on sale this week 10/$10. Match that up with a $1 MQ for some free batteries.

I snagged myself 20 packs today, and still have more coupons. I need to go back to the store and get some milk (the only thing I forgot to get when I was at the store today) and I'll pick up some more!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I'm sticking to my resolution of not buying stuff I don't need, and trying to stick to the blogging resolution (more blogging!) But I have a confession to make... I have an expensive habit! I'm addicted to The Republic of Tea's Daily Green Tea, Honey Ginseng flavor. There I've said it and I feel so much better. It's a little expensive, and no, there are no coupons anywhere for it!

I have been able to find it at World Market at the same price ($9.50) as it is online, but I don't have to pay shipping.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday Shopping

Saturday is generally my day to do shopping. Last week I only went to one store, Walmart, because I needed to stock up on some stuff and I had a few coupons that were expiring. I also wanted to see what Christmas stuff Icould get on sale.

My total before coupons was $99.20, after coupons $81.46. Probably more than I should have spent, but I hadn't gone shopping in a couple of weeks. I did get a couple of things for free - 7 lb bag of Iams dog food (coupon from Iams) and Crest Weekly Clean (coupon from Vocalpoint). I also got 2 cans of Progresso soup for $.40 each (priced $1.50 - $1.10 IP).

I got 5 packs of shatterproof ornaments for $.75 each.

Today I didn't want to run around to too many stores, so I did three transactions at 2 different CVS's and 1 Walgreens.

The only reason I did the 2 CVS trips was because I had a coupon that I received in the mail from CVS for $4.00 off 2 Theraflu. Unfortunately, I didn't read the coupon carefully enough at home because I thought it was $4.00 off of 1 but noticed that it was for 2 at the store. I knew that there was another CVS close to the Walgreens, so I stopped by my house and grabbed another coupon I had at home.

CVS Trip #1:

2 Febreze candles ($3.99 - $2 MQ) These were fillers. *Regularly $7.99
1 Huggies Pull-Ups ($9.49 - $2 MQ)
1 CVS Fabric Softener ($3.99) - This was a filler.
3 Johnson & Johnston First Aid Kits ($.99 x 3 - $3/2 MQ) - FREE (coupon was adjusted down to $2.97)

Used: ECBs $7.29 and $7.50

Total: $1.54
Paid using gift card from MyPoints

Total OOP: Zero! Balance on gift card: $1.97

Save $3 on $15 Cosmetics Purchase
Save $1.50 on any Viologie Hair Care
Save $3 on Photo Calendars - order at photo counter
Save $1 on Advil Cold & Sinus 20 ct.

ECBs earned:

CVS Trip #2:

2 Theraflu caplets (2/$10 - $4 CVS coupon - $2 IP - $1.50 MQ)

Total: $3.04
Paid with gift card: $1.97

Total OOP: $1.07

$1,000 survey

ECBs earned:

Walgreens Trip:

2 Reynolds Wrap ($.99 weekly saver price)
2 Quaker Oatmeal ($1.99 weekly saver price - $1 MQ)
2 Softsoap ($.99 weekly saver price - $.50 MQ)
2 Splenda with fiber ($4.29 - $.55 MQ) *These were not included in the weekly saver price
1 Splenda granulated ($2.99 weekly saver price - $.55)
2 Arm & Hammer laundry detergent ($6.99 BOGO)
2 Electrasol Gel Tabs ($3.49 - $2.50 MQ) *Earns $1.50 Easy Saver Rebate*
2 Hunts Tomato sause (3/$1 weekly saver price)

Total OOP: $26.92

WAG Coupon Savings: 10.83
WAG Advertised Savings: 11.99
MFG Coupon Savings: 9.65

Since the amount I paid is less than the amount of savings, I'm gonna call it a good shopping trip!

I also got a MQ redeemable at Walgreens for $2 off three (3) packages of Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quaker Old Fashioned or Quick Oats.