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28
Sep
08

Last Weeks Deals

Last week I did a quick trip to CVS and Walgreens.

2 Ghiradelli Chocolate Bars – $3

4 Glade Air Freshening Sprays – $7.96

6 6×9 inch bubble envelopes – $5.94

– $1 mfg coupon for Ghiradelli

– .50 store coupon for Ghiradelli

– 4 $1 off coupons for Glade

– 2 B1G1 coupons for Glade

– 3/$1 coupons for bubble mailers

Total OOP was $3.46

Total Savings was $13.44

Then I went to CVS, where I didn’t see anything – but I did see B1G1 Revlon Nailpolish. Turns out that it was from last weeks sale, but they honored it anyways.

So 4 Revlon Classic Nailpolish – $19.96

– B1G1 Store Sale

– 4 $2 MFG coupons

$1.98 for 4 nail polishes!

Total OOP was $1.98

Total Savings was $17.98

Total OOP for 9/23/07 – $5.44

Total Savings – $31.42

Now, tonight I was out and about, and I knew that Kroger had a couple of things that I could get completely free with coupons. I looked for the Cottonelle toilet paper that was 99 cents (with last weeks coupon doubled, it would be free) but they were out. But I did end up getting 5 tubs of  Land O’ Lakes butter free.

5 Land o’ Lakes butter – $11.95

– Store sale (10/$10)

– 5 .50 cent coupons (that they double)

Total OOP was nothing!

Total savings was $11.95

Also, I have been keeping track of the papers that I was buying, but I think I am going to change that. We use coupons when we grocery shop, although we don’t get the great deals that I can find at Walgreens, etc. But we do end up saving at least $50 per grocery trip. So since I know that I more than make the money back on the papers, I am going to stop counting them for my “savings” blog.

Total OOP so far – $41.87 (adjusted for not counting papers, $10 subtracted for 10 papers)

Total Savings so far – $214.74

01
Sep
08

Free Makeup!

So I have been all excited because the P&G SuperSaver had B1G1 any Covergirl Lipcolor, and CVS had B1G1 free any Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor. Free makeup!

So I first went to CVS (I did this in 2 transactions, but I am going to make it one to make it easier):

4 Covergirl Outlast All day lipcolor @ $9.99 – $39.96

4 Covergirl Outlast Double lipShine @ $9.99 – $39.96

Total = $79.92

Minus CVS B1G1 – $39.96

Minus 4 MFG B1G1 -$0

Total OOP is $0

Total savings = $79.92!

$80 worth of Covergirl Lipcolor – FREE!

Then I went to Walgreens, where they had Covergirl Foundation, Powder and Blush B1G1. I only had $1 any Covergirl, but I needed new powder (it’s the brand I use, anyways!)

1 Covergirl Fresh Look Pressed Powder Compact – $5.99

1 Covergirl Professional Loose Powder – $5.79

1 Excedrin PM – $5.29

Total = $17.07

Minus Covergirl B1G1 – $11.28

Minus 2 $2 MFG Coupon for CG – $9.28

Minus Excedrin on sale for $1.99 – $7.98

Minus $2 coupon on Excedrin (making it FREE) – $5.98

Total OOP was $5.98

Total Savings = $11.09

They also gave me $1 RR for the Excedrin – essentially they paid me $1 to take it, but I am not going to count that as a coupon towards my savings until I spend it.

Total before coupons for both stores was $96.99

Total OOP for 9/01/08 was $5.98

Total Savings -$91.01

Add four Sunday papers and:

Total OOP so far = $46.43

Total Savings so far  = $171.37

29
Aug
08

Good scores

So today I headed out – I bought 4 papers this past Sunday, so I wanted to see what was out there.

Nothing too great – if they had eyeshadow in my color in the Revlon Colorstay I would have scored pretty well, but I didn’t want to spend money on something that I wasn’t sure I was gonna use.

First, I headed out to Walgreens.

2 Rimmel Mascara @ $3.49 each – $6.98

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid @ $1.99

Total = $8.97

Mascara was B1G1 – $5.48

Minus 2 Rimmel Mascara Coupons for $1 each – $3.48

Minus $1 store coupon for Dawn – $2.48

Minus 50c MFG coupon for dawn – $1.98

Total OOP was $1.98 for 2 mascaras and 1 bottle of Dawn.

Total Savings = $6.99

Then I headed over to CVS.

2 Edge Shaving Creams @ $2.99 each – $5.98

2 Boxes of Kotex Lightdays @ $6.89 – $13.78

2 Colgate Total Toothpaste @ $3.29 – $6.58

4 Colgate Toothbrushes @ .99 cents – $3.96

Total = $30.30

Edge was 2/$4 – $28.32

Minus 2 .75cent MFG coupons – $26.82

Kotex was 2/$9 – $22.04 (not the best price for these, but I use ’em!)

Minus 1 .75cent MFG coupon (ugh, only one!) – $21.29

Colgate Total was B1G1 – $18.00

Minus 2 $2 MFG coupon – $16.00

Minus 4 .75cent MFG coupons for the Toothbrushes – $13.00

Total OOP was $13.00

Total Savings was $17.30

Total OOP  8/28/08 – $14.98

Total w/o coupons – $39.27

Total savings – $24.29

Add four Sunday papers and:

Total OOP so far = $36.35

Total Savings so far = $80.36

18
Aug
08

Getting the hang of things

Sunday I went out and bought 2 more coupons, and then got another insert from the BF-in-laws. It should have dawned on me to start buying 3 papers – because when B1G1 offers come around, I use 2 coupons on one transaction and then always have 1 left over. I am also figuring out that I cannot just take my coupons in with me – I need to sit down and make a list of what I am going to purchase, and make a list. If not, I get so flustered that I forget half the things I went in for!

I’m also starting to get the hang of WordPress – apologizes if your comment doesn’t show up right away, I need to figure out a way so I don’t have to approve every comment! It also caught a couple legit comments as spam.

Anyways, the sales weren’t too great this week, but I did stop by Walgreens.

1 bottle Dove shampoo and 1 bottle Dove conditioner @ $4.99 each – $9.98

3 Sharpies @ .99cents each – $2.97

Total = $12.95

Dove was B1G1 – $7.96

Minus 2 $2 MFG coupon for Dove – $3.96 (making the Dove .50 cents a bottle!)

Minus Walgreens Coupon for Sharpies (making them .39 cents each) = $2.16

Total OOP was $2.16

Total savings – $10.79

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Total spent of out pocket so far: $17.37

Total savings so far: $56.07

14
Aug
08

More Soleil

So last night I was able to aquire more inserts, and I had 3 more of the $3 Soleil coupons. I went back to Walgreens, where they had a huge display filled with them.

2 packs of Soleil Refills 2 @ 5.99 each – $11.98

1 Soleil Razor @ 5.99

Total = $17.97

Minus 3 $2 ES coupons – $11.97

Minus 3 $3 MFG coupons – $2.97

Total OOP was $2.97

Total savings – $15.00

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Total spent out of pocket so far: $15.21

Total savings so far: $45.28

13
Aug
08

First Coupon Outing

So the first coupon outing wasn’t the best, but then again, I don’t think I did to awful, either. I had bought two newspapers on Sunday and gotten another set of inserts from the Boyfriend-in-laws.

So I decided to try Walgreens first.

I got:

2 Soleil Razors @ $5.99 each = $11.98

1 Pack of Soleil Refills @ $5.99

Total = $17.97

Minus 3 MFG Coupons for $3 off each razor/refill = $8.97

Minus 3 ES (Easy Saver) Coupons for $2 off each = $2.97

Total OOP was $2.97 for 2 razors and a pack of refills.

Total savings – $15.00

While I was ringing out a coupon for $3 off a pack of Soleil refills printed out – so the cashier used that and was able to give me one of my coupons back!

I then went to CVS, where they had Rightguard and Soft & Dri Deoderant for B1G1, and since they had Soleil on sale, I decided to use my last coupon.

2 Rightguard Deoderants @ $4.49 each = $8.98

2 Soft & Dri Deoderants @ $4.29 each = $8.58

1 Bic Soleil @ $6.99

Total: $24.55

Both deoderants being B1G1 takes the total to $15.77

Sale on Soleil ($2 off) – $13.77

Minus 2 $1 coupons or the Rightguard – $11.77

Minus 2 .75cent coupons on the Soft & Dri – $10.27

Minus $3 coupon on the Soleil Refill – $7.27

Total OOP was $7.27

Total savings – $17.28

Total spent on 8/11/08 w/o coupons – $42.52

2 Sunday Newspapers – $2

Total spent out of pocket so far: $12.24

Total savings so far: $30.28




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Dislikes: Our health care system, celery.

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