January 30, 2009

oh target...sweet target!

We've had the quite snow storm here in Ohio..in fact i've been snowed in for 4 days! I had to get out of the house..so off to target we went:)
I'm so glad:) Here's why:
These are the items I've been watching and watching to go down to 75%!

Little Einstien Trans. Rocket: was 43.99 now 10.98
Speed Racer Car- was 3.99 now .98
Speed Racer Car- was 3.99 now .98
Sleeping Beauty Barbie and bed- was 24.99 now 6.24

these items were back in the sporting good section:

speed racer thermos- was 15.59 now 3.88
speed racer thermos- was 15.59 now 3.88
autoseh cup= was 7.99 now 1.98

cars e-z bed- was 29.99 now 7.48- we have a dora one of these for miss e..it's awesome!
and this is my deal of the day!

onieda flatware service for 8- was 79.99 now 19.98!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

totals: 226.11
i paid: 56.38 + tax
savings of : 169.73 or 75%

January 26, 2009

pepsi deal

i tried to do this deal last week, but they had none of the products in stock!!

so i was happy to be able to do it this week:)

2 tostitos- 6.00
2 stacy's pita chips- 6.00
3 diet mt. dews - not in picture:)- 10.00

total: 22.00
paid with my $15 ecbs' from the shampoo deals
so new total was 7.00, and i got 10.00 ecb's back from the pepsi deal:) so yah they paid me 3.00 :)

i heart cvs:) oh wait i've said that before havent' i:)

woo hoo great deals on shampoos at cvs:)

1 gillette 2n1 shampoo- 4.99
1 gillette shampoo- 4.99
1 head and shoulders classic- 4.99
1 pantene expressions- 4.99
1 pantene expressions- 4.99

total: 24.95- wish i had a 5 off 25 coupon, but the scanner was out of service:(
-1.00 off head and shoulders
-2.00 off gillette shampoo
-2.00 off gillette shampoo
-3.00 off 2 pantene

new total: 16.95 +1.56 tax= 18.51
paid with cvs gift card - 6.25
out of pocket: 12.26 but i got 3.00 extra care bucks back for each item-so i got 15.00 ecbs back, so they paid me 2.74 for these items!!!!!!!!!

January 23, 2009

cvs deals for 1-25

ok so i just got finished looking over the sales flyer for 1-25 for cvs , i got the ad from iheartcvs.com

some deals i see are:

head and shoulders , gilette, pantene
you pay 4.99 get 3.00 ecbs back
and the limit is 5
i know there are tons of coupons on these products!

here are a few other deals:
revlon- buy one get one free
pepsi deal again-- buy 20 get 10 ecbs
goldfish are buy one at 2.19 get one free so about a 1.10 for each bag

can't wait to see what deals we all get this week!:)

January 18, 2009

how i began my money savings mission

ok where do i start:)

like i said im new to all of this!

a few months ago i went to a site called gottadeal.com, and i went to the forums..and one of the forums is offline hot deals...and i saw a thread about cvs--so i clicked on it.. i saw how a lady got tons and tons of stuff for like 4.00 bucks..i thought to myself what on earth? did she steal them:) then i kept reading and she broke it down...i thought wow! thats awesome! then i just typed into google..money savings blogs.. i was shocked how many there were..i got hooked onto one called moneysavingsmom.com, each week she has a post on how to save at cvs and walgreens, and other people share their deals..i studied those sites like crazy! then i got the cvs ad and found out which products had extra care bucks..and decided which ones i needed..made a list , got my coupons to find out if any matched up..they will let you use manufacturer coupons too! and off i went:) i signed up for a extra care card, so that i would be sure to get those extracare bucks..and the rest is history!

what i do is roll my extra care bucks, i make my first purchase then i turn around and do another transaction and buy things that will give me more extra care bucks and use my extra care bucks from that first transaction to pay for that second transaction. then do another transaction....it's a vicious cycle:)

now with walgreens..some times there deals aren't as good as cvs...but i do go to moneysavingsmom.com to look at the deals other people get at walgreens..

i think the key things is GET THE SUNDAY PAPER! meijer and kroger double coupons, and kmart sometimes does super double coupons and you can use the coupons up to 2.00 off! so you can really get great deals!

also plan your trip..the more organzied you are the easier it is to save! and also for kids clothes etc. buy for the future..if you see a great deal on clothes..buy the next size up for your kids..you can get amazing deals for next winter if you shop right now...

also here are my other favorites:



hope this is helpful and makes sense...if not let me know:)

January 16, 2009

fyi old navy clearance is 50 % off!

i'm having so much fun shopping!!

the code is extra50!!!


i just got 20 items shipped for 73.00 that is an awesome deal!!
even got some things for the husbandry:)

January 15, 2009

wooooooo hoooooooooo- target 75% off clearance toys

oh my goodness oh my goodness! I'm so thankful for the Lord helping me find these awesome deals! I had been reading on gotta deal that some targets had knocked their toys to 75% off yesterday, so i called ours today and the lady said they are doing markdowns in toys right now! So i bundled the kids up really well, its freezing here, and off we went!! The store was like a ghost town, i guess no one else heard the news about great deals:) There was one other lady shopping toys, we were following the markdown team:) The workers were so kind to scan things for us! I am done shopping for miss e's b-day and christmas of this year! and no im not kidding:)
Some of these I had seen before Christmas and was oh so tempted to buy them, but I just couldnt justify spending that much on a certain toy, So glad i waited, and i was able to pick up a few things for my niece's bday too!:) what a day:)

Camcorder- was 11.99, now 2.98
disney princess 5 in 1 easel- was 19.99, now 4.98
Vtech Digital Camera- was 59.99, now 14.98
Little Tykes Double Sided Doodle Board- was 14.99, now 3.74
Little Tykes Double Sided Doodle Board- was 14.99, now 3.74
Fisher Price Kid Tough Dvd Player- was 149.99, now 37.48- this is for my niece
Fisher Price Kid Tough Dvd Player- was 149.99, now 37.48- this is for miss e
Fisher Price Kid Tough Dvd Player- was 149.99, now 37.48- this is for ebay:)
Word World Playdough Set- was 12.99 now 3.24
Sleeping Beauty Magic Wand Horse- was 34.99 now 8.74
Disney Princess Barbie Dolls- 7 in the pack- was 59.99 now 14.98!!!
Disney Princess Barbie Dolls- 7 in the pack- was 59.99 now 14.98!! one set for my niece
Polly Pocket Mega Mall- was 49.99 ,now 12.48
Kid Tough on the go acc. pack- was 21.99, now 5.48
Kid Tough on the go acc. pack- was 21.99, now 5.48
Kid Tough on the go acc. pack- was 21.99, now 5.48
Disney Puzzle- was 9.99, now 2.48
total before 75%- 835.85
I paid: 216.21 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
savings of 619.64 or 74%~~~~~~~

January 14, 2009

free suave


fill this out and they will send you a coupon!

thanks brandy!

great deals on strasburg clearance

i still dont' know how to put a direct link on my blog! can anyone help?

Notice the price on this!

64.00 i paid 4.98 with free shipping!!
woo hoo!
also got miss e. these adorable slippers

were 14.00, i paid 2.48 with free ship!

total: 64-sweater
14- slippers
78 dollars, i paid 7.46!!!!
savings of 90%

January 7, 2009

cvs again:)

ah stink..i thought the limit for colgate deal was 5, but alas its 3!:( oh well still great deals, and i should've paid with my gift card-:)

colgate maxfresh toothpaste- 2.50
colgate maxfresh toothpaste- 2.50
colgate maxfresh toothbrush- 2.50
colgate maxfresh toothbrush- 2.50
wrapping paper- not in picture:)= .75 was 2.99
wrapping paper- not in picture:) -.75 was 2.99
wrapping paper- .99 was 3.99
infusium shampoo- 1.87 was 7.49
infusium shampoo- 1.87 was 7.49
sally hansen product- 3.25 on clearance was 6.59
johnson and johnson buddy soap- 1.19
johnson and johnson buddy soap- 1.19
johnson and johnson buddy soap- 1.19
total: 23.05 + .72 tax= 23.77
-.75 off colgate toothpaste
-.75 off colgate toothpaste
-.75 off colgate toothpaste
-.75 off colgate toothpaste
-1.00 off johnson buddy soap
-1.00 off johnson buddy soap
-1.00 off johnson buddy soap
-3.00 off infusium shampoo...so yah i got two bottles for .74 total!
total after coupons:
-12.00 ecb's from this weeks earlier transactions:

total after coupons and ecbs- 2.77!!!!!!! oh and i got 2.00 back from the colgate deal:) so real total .77!
savings of 97%

a few kroger deals

cottonelle toilet paper- .99
cottonelle toilet paper- .99
jello pudding- 2.00
jello pudding- 2.00

total: 5.98
-.99 off cottonelle-coupon was for .50 kroger doubled to .99 so i got it FREE
-.99 off cottonelle-coupon was for .50 kroger doubled to .99 so i got it FREE
-1.00 off jello pudding, coupon was for .50 kroger doubled!
-1.00 off jello pudding, coupon was for .50 kroger doubled!
new total: 2.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
savings of 67%

walgreens- yes i'm obsessed:)

so my sis told me about a deal i just had to do:)so um i did-

motts apple juice- 3.49
aqua fresh extreme clean- 3.79
stayfree- 6.99
stayfree- 6.99
total: 21.26
gave the cashier my coupons in this order:
-.75 off aqua fresh from sunday paper
- 6.99 stayfree buy one get one free coupon from sundays paper
- 2.00 off aqua fresh from easy saver catalog
- 6.00 off stayfree products. the coupon was for 3.00 off in the walgreens flyer- the regsiter took 3.00 off each pack!
so i got 2 packs for 1.00!!
- 1.70 on the motts apple juice..coupon from walgreens weekly flyer

new total: 3.82 + .74 tax= 4.56!!
savings of: 79%

January 6, 2009

target 90% off Christmas clearance!

I had been to target last week, and got several Christmas items at 75% off, but i read on gottadeal that the clearance in most targets was 90%, I was going there anyway, so i thought oh i might as well take a looksie:) Im so glad I did!

graphic snowman tee- 9.99- i paid .99!!!!
graphic tree tee- 9.99- i paid .99!!!!!!!
2 boxes of choxie choc. mint truffles- 10.00, i paid 1.00!
cocoa and choc. chip cookies set- 6.99, i paid .69!!!!!!!!!
holiday drink mix- - 4.99, i paid .49!!!!!!!!
3 sets of 3 gift bags-8.97, i paid .89!!!!!
gift bag- 2.99, i paid .29!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 sets of 12 gift tags- 5.98, i paid .58!!!!!!!!!
gift tags- 2.99, i paid .29!!!!!!!!!!!!!
advent calendar- 2.99, i paid .29!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tinkerbell cell phone- 2.99- i paid .29!!!!!!!!!

total: 65.88

my total: 6.58!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

savings of 90%:) or 60.38!

walgreens 1-6

what ? i found more coupons:)

garnier shampoo- 2.99
garnier conditioner- 2.99
garnier styler- 2.99
reese 100 calorie bars- 2.50
york 100 calorie bars- 2.50

total: 13.97
- 6.00; 2.oo off each garnier product used the easy saver coupon-
- 1.00 easy saver coupon for the 100 calorie bars
- 1.00 off garneir shampoo from sunday paper
- 1.00 off garnier styling product from sunday paper
-.75 off reese snack from sunday paper
-.75 off york snack from sunday paper

new total: 4.47!!!!!!!!!!
savings of 68%

January 4, 2009

walgreens -1-4-08 transactions 3-4

told you it was a good day at the wallygreens:)

transaction 3: this one is a doozy:)

5 electrosal gelpacs- on sale for 3.49 each- so 3.49 x 5= 17.45
3 garnier fructose shampoo- on sale for 2.99 each- so 2.99 x 3= 8.97
2 garnier fructose conditioner- on sale for 2.99 each- 2.99 x 2= 5.98
garnier fructose mouse- on sale for 2.99
garnier styling product- on sale for 2.99
quilted northern...4.00- oops didnt make it to the picture:(

total: 42.38
hold on here's where it gets fun!
-used 2.00 garnier coupon from the january easy saver catalog , it automatically took the 2.00 off each garnier product, so 7.00 x 2 =-14.00 walgreens coupon
-used 7 1.00 off coupons garnier from the sunday paper!= - 7.00
- used 5 2.50 off coupons for the elec. gelpacs from sundays paper..-12.50

new total: 8.88 + 2.65 tax= 11.53
i paid with my gift card from nov. easy saver rebate items, i had 5.30 left on it!
so i paid 6.23 for all this!!
i was going to use my 10 register rewards from the medicine deal, but the register wouldn't accept it because i had too many coupons, which was no big deal to me:) because i used it for more diapers!:)
the bottom of my receipt says wags advertised savings: 19.79
mani coupons. : 33.50
your total savings: 53.29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i saved 93%

transaction 4:

2 packs walgreens diapers- 5.99 x 2= 11.98
total: 11.98
-10.00 register rewards from aleve and flinstone vit. deal !
new total: 1.98 + .75= 2.73
so here's the deal.after register rewards, and my easy saver rebates.i got 5 boxes of electrasol, 7 garnier products,a 9 pk of toilet paper, oh and 5 packs of diapers for a grand total of 6.23 + 2.73= 8.96!!
so do i think couponing is worth it? YOU BETTER BELIEVE I DO!

oh walgreens im smitten:) transaction 1-2

Usually i am a cvs girl, but i thought oh i'll give the old walgreens a try tonight.
Walgreens frustrates me because usually they are out of stock for everything they advertise on sale..i think to myself..self if you know your having a sale..why not have the stuff? uugh...welp that was not the case tonight! i was so happy:)

first off little man b had exactly 3 diapers left.. but i knew that walgreens brand diapers would be on sale this week, so i rushed out this morning to buy some:)
transaction 1:

3 packs walgreens diapers- 5.99 x 3= 17.97
middletown journal (there were fabulous coupons today)- 1.25
total: 19.22
-5.00 register rewards from prilosec deal last week
-9.00 register reward from vicks deal last week
new total: 5.22 plus 1.12 tax=- 6.34 used my gift card from november rebates:)
so my cost was 0.00:) so fun!

transaction 2:

2 aleve- 8.00 x 2= 16.00
flinstone vitamins- 5.00
total: 21.00
-1.00 aleve coupon
-1.00 aleve coupon
-1.00 vitamin coupon
new total: 18.00 + 1.31 tax= 19.31 i put this on my hsa debit card since its all meds!
and the best part, spend 20 get 10 register rewards back! so i got these meds for 8.00!

cvs- 1-4-08

oh cvs i've missed you old friend!!
feel like i haven't been in forever! I was able to give my mom and dad 2 nice sized bags of toiletries for Christmas from my cvs and walgreens shopping, so now its time to build the stockpile up:)
today my quarterly extra care bucks printed..i got a whopping 4.00 back:)
better than nothing:)

colgate toothbrush- 2.50
colgate toothpaste- 2.50
colgate toothpaste- 2.50
colgate toothpaste- 2.50
dove milk choc. - 75% off so it was 1.12!
2 packs of ornament hooks- 75% off so they were .74!
fisher price dora symphony toy...was 14.99, i got it for 3.75!
holiday barbie- was 12.99, i got it for 3.25!
garnier nutrise shampoo- 2.99
johnson and johnson baby shampoo- 2.99
cheese it twin pack- 6.00
fiber one twin pack- 6.99

total: 37.83
-5.00 off 25 from scanner
-4.00 quarterly extra care bucks
-1.00 colgate coupon
-1.00 colgate coupon
-.75 colgate coupon
-.75 colgate coupon
-1.00 garnier coupon
-.50 fiber one bars
-1.00 johnson and johnson product

new total: 22.83 + .92 tax= 23.75- i put that all on my gift card i got for trans. a prescription!
and i got 3 ecbs from the cheezits, 3 ecbs from the fiber one bars, 4 ecbs from the colgate, and 2 ecbs from garnier...so 12 ecbs for next week, so i got all this for

January 1, 2009

happy new year

so i celebrated the new year by shopping:)
went to dillards they had 50 percent off all their clearance merchandise:
got a few good deals:)

adidas pants: reg. 40, i paid 15
car vac: reg. 15, i paid 3.24
rosthchild snow pants and coat: reg. 49.99, i paid 15!!!!
cinderella christmas dress for e for next year, reg. 50, i paid 15!!!

total: 154.99
i paid: 48.24
savings: 106.04 or 69%