Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Deal on Milk!

Starting Thursday Silk soymilk (1/2 gallon) will be on sale 2/$5. Use the $1/1 half gallon Silk soymilk Publix store coupon from the Yellow Advantage Flyer and one of the two $1/1 printables available to score a half gallon of milk for only $.50! Click here and here for printable coupons.

Thanks to iheartpublix.com!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

$20 Mail-in Rebate from P&G WYB $50

Purchase $50 in worth of ANY Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret, Pantene, Herbal Essences, and/or Clairol products between 11/23/10 and 12/31/10 and get a $20 rebate by mail. Must be postmarked by 1/14/11.

Click here to print the rebate form.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CVS Black Friday Best Deals

I'm excited about the great deals at CVS for Black Friday. There are quite a few money makers and freebies. I'll be using this weekend to roll some ECBs that are expiring soon and maybe picking up a few Christmas gifts!

Here are the best deals from the Black Friday ad:

Money Makers

$4 ECB wyb Old Spice Fresh Collection or Gillette Odor Shield Deodorant 2.6oz $4 Limit 1
$2 Gillette Deodorant P&G 10/31/2010
$2 MM after coupon/ecb

$3.99 ECB wyb Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste 6oz $3.99 Limit 2
$1 on any Colgate Total or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste 4.0oz or larger SS 11/14
$2 MM after coupons/ecb

$2.99 ECB wyb Listerine Pocketpaks 3pk. 72 strips total. $2.99 Limit 2
$0.50 Listerine Pocketpacks, 24 ct+, Listerine Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste RP 5/16/2010
$0.50 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24 ct + or Listerine Pocket mist , Plax Rinse or Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste RP 3/7/2010
$0.50 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24 ct+, Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or Listerine Essential Care TP SS 8/1/2010
$0.50 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24ct+, Listerine Pocketmist, Plax Rinse or any Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste RP 10/10/2010
$1 MM after coupons/ecb

$0.99 ECB wyb Carmex Lip Balm 0.15-0.35oz $0.99 Limit 1
$0.30 Carmex Lip Balm SS 11/7/10
$0.30 MM after coupon/ecb

$3.99 ECB wyb Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo or Conditioner 10.1oz $3.99 Limit 2
$0.50 OR $1 Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner or styler RP 11/14
$1/2 Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner P&G 10/10
$2 on any Clairol "family" P&G 10/31
$1, $2 or $4 MM after coupons/ecb

$6.99 ECB wyb Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body lotion 8.4oz $6.99 Limit 1
$1.00 Eucerin hand or body product 2oz - 16.9 oz RP 11/7
$1 MM after coupon/ecb


$6.99 ECB wyb Philips In-ear headphones or Universal remote control $6.99 Limit 1
Free after ecb

$0.99 ECB wyb Advil PM 4ct $0.99 Limit 1
Free after ecb

$0.99 ECB wyb Excedrin Migraine, PM, or Extra Strength 8ct $0.99 Limit 1
Free after ecb

$2.99 ECB wyb L.A. Looks Styling Gel 20oz $2.99 Limit 1
Free after ecb

Get $1 ECB wyb Xtra 2x Laundry detergent 28loads. $1.99 Limit 1
$1 Xtra blinkie found at Dollar General
Free after coupon/ecb

$4.99 ECB wyb Renpure Organics Shampoo, Conditioner, 13.5oz or Amazing Miracle Reconstructor 8oz $4.99 Limit 2 (look for rebate hangtags on the bottle which makes this a MM)
Free after ecb

$0.79 ECB wyb Reese's Singles 1.4-2oz $0.79 Limit 5
Free after ecb

$1.59 ECB wyb Mars King Size Assorted 1.94-3.63oz $1.59 Limit 5
Free after ecb

Thanks to Didie at We Use Coupons for the match-ups! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

CVS trip 11/21

Not a whole lot I was interested in at CVS this week before the Black Friday ads start, but I had $8.49 ECBs that expired 11/20 and needed to be used.

(2) Raisin Bran Crunch 2/$5, earn $2 ECBs
- $1/2 Kellogg's raisin bran
$2 each
Earned $2 ECBs

(1) Advil 4 ct. $.99 each, earn $.99 ECBs
Earned $.99 ECBs

(1) TG Lee milk $3.19 each

Paid $8.49 ECBs (she adjusted the $1 down to $.69, but I didn't complain since it was expired and I didn't find anything else to buy), paid nothing OOP.
Earned $3.99 ECBs - $1 ECB from my green bag tag.

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Publix trip 11/20 - second store

(1) Sundown Vitamin A $3.29 each
(1) Sundown Vitamin D $2.99 each
- $1/1 any Sundown Vitamins 11/7 RP
- $6/2 Sundown Vitamins (and a variety of others) Green Adv. Flyer
$1.72 overage on both

(6) New York Style bagel chips BOGO @ $2.69 each
- $1.25/1 New York Style bagel chips 8/29 SS
$.57 ($.10 each)
(2) Keebler Club Minis BOGO @ $3.99 each
- $1/2 Keebler Club crackers Target mailer
$2.99 ($1.50 each - not the best price but I had to buy these to use another coupon)

(2) Publix Tomato soup $.59 each
- $1 off any brand/size soup WYB one Keebler Club Minis tearpad
$.82 overage ($.41 on both)

Total paid $2.21 OOP.
Total saved $32.75 or 94%!

Publix trip 11/20

(12) Wheat Thin Stix BOGO @ $2.79 each
- $1/1 Wheat Thin Stix 9/19 SS
$4.74 ($.40 each)

(4) Bic Multi-purpose lighters BOGO @ $3.49 each
- $1.50/1 Bic Multi-purpose lighter 11/7 SS
$.98 ($.25 each)

(2) Sundown Vitamin A $3.29 each
- $1/1 any Sundown Vitamins 11/7 RP
- $6/2 Sundown Vitamins (and a variety of others) Green Adv. Flyer
$1.42 overage ($.71 overage on each)

Total spent $4.79 OOP
Total saved $49.00 or 92%!

Publix trip 11/19

Great Publix trip this week! This is the first of third actually since the first store was totally out of the Wheat Thin Stix and Bic lighters.I had a $5/$50 Target coupon and a $5 gift card to use. The cashier keyed in a few of my BOGO coupons for the wrong price which gave me overage I shouldn't have gotten. i was trying to pay attention, but I can't catch everything. Here's a quick run down of what I got.

(6) New York Style bagel chips BOGO @ $2.69 each
- $1.25/1 New York Style bagel chips 8/29 SS
$.57 ($.10 each)

(2) Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles BOGO @ $2.79 each
- $.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles fantastik cleaner 10/31 SS
- $1.50/2 any Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner Target coupon
$.19 ($.10 each)

(4) Mueller's Pasta BOGO @ $1.17 each
$.14 ($.03 each)

(2) Planters Cashews BOGO @ $4.29 each
- $1/1 any Planters - Krafts First taste
- $.75/1 any Planters Target store coupon
$2.54 ($1.27 each) (could only print one of each coupon for some reason)

(4) Ritz Munchables BOGO @ $2.99 each
- $1/1 Ritz Munchables 8/29 SS
- $1/2 Nabisco crackers Target store coupon (could only print one)
$.98 ($.25 each)

(4) Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White rice BOGO @ $1.99 each
- B1G1 Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White rice

(2) Keebler Club crackers BOGO @ $3.99 each
- $1/2 Keebler Club crackers 11/14 RP
$2.99 ($1.50 each - not the best price but I had to buy these to use another coupon)

(6) Bird's Eye Steamfresh veggies 50% off $.89 - $1.19 each
- Get any Bird's Eye Steamfresh lightly sauced or whole grain WYB Steamfresh 10/24 SS
This is where the cashier messed up. She gave me $2.39 off 3x because she looked at the Green Giant Steamers price.
$.93 overage on all 6 due to her mistake

(1) Breakstones sour cream 16 oz. $1 each
- $.55/1 Breakstones sour cream 16 oz. or larger
$.45 each

(2) Green Giant Steamers $2.39 each
- Get 2 Green Giant Steamers free when you spend $25 Target store coupon from mailer

(2) Macaroni Salad from deli $1.69 each
-$1 off deli item WYB one Keebler Club Crackers tearpad
-$1 off deli item Publix baby Club
$.62 overage ($.31 on each)

Milk $3.29 each
Bananas $2.31
Sweet Potatoes $1.57
Bread $1.69

Total spent (after $5/$50 and $5 gift card) $5.27 OOP
Total saved $83.77 or 94%

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More mailbox goodies!

More excitement when I checked the mail today! I was happy to find a sample of the Purex Complete 3-in-1 and Tom's of Maine toothpaste. I love getting freebies in the mail! What have you gotten recently?

Do you kids like Veggie Tales?

Amazon.com is offering the Veggie Tales The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree MP3 album download for free! Right in time for the holidays, it has 16 fun songs, some traditional and some original. My kids are enjoying it already!

This just in...check your newspapers!

If you get the daily paper delivered to your house, you might want to check today's edition for a Target flyer. I received a special Thanksgiving flyer with a store coupon for Two free Green Giant frozen vegetables with grocery purchase of $25 or more! Coupon expires 11/20/10.

CVS ExtraCare Cards ~ How many?

Every CVS shopper knows that the key to saving money at CVS is the ExtraCare Card needed to get Extra Care Bucks (ECBs). There has been some confusion about how many cards you can have per person, per household, etc. I personally only have one card because I only need one set of deals. Sure, I've love to be able to do the money-maker deals more than once, but I've found that the local CVS stores have a hard enough time keeping enough stock for those items without me going in and doing each deal two or three times. 

So in light of all this confusion, I was excited to run across some information today at weusecoupons.com about ExtraCare Cards. Here's what I found:

So Didie and I have been talking about this as feelings(and sometimes answers at the stores) are mixed on whether or not you can have more than one card per household.

We have both called and confirmed this with THREE different people(Bill, Heidi, and Liz) with CVS customer service today alone and this is what I was told by Bill. I am quoting as best I am able to remember:

"One card per household, to be shared by those living within that household. The only exceptions are when two households live under one roof(example: your sister and her husand share a home with you, you live with your mother and father, etc), those people may have a seperate extracare account of their own, but each household is limited to one card. You should only use your household's extracare card."

If anyone would like to confirm these rules with CVS Corporate please call 1-800-746-7287 and give them incident (reference) number 325057. I spoke with an individual named Bill this morning and he was very kind and very informative.

Thanks so much to jleonard2004 and Didie over at CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons for bringing some clarity to this confusing issue!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hamburger Helper Coupon

Go here to print a coupon to save $.35 off one Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, or Chicken Helper. Print it now and save for a sale!

From my Mailbox

I love getting stuff in the mail! I was extra excited yesterday to find a Target mailer with coupons AND a $5/$50 coupon! I should be able to use that at Publix this week. I also received a $5 Publix gift card for the Kimberly-Clark/Huggies Publix promotion I submitted awhile ago. $10 off groceries this week!! 

Walgreens trip 11/15 - money maker!

I stopped in a different Walgreens last night and was able to find 4 boxes of the Sinex! The girl was very nice and had no problem ringing me up separate. I did two identical transactions, paid a total of $4 OOP and walked out with $10 RR. 

Vicks Sinex 2/$10, earn $5 RR WYB 2
- $4/1 Vicks Sinex product 10/31 P&G
$1 each
Earned $5 RR

$6 money maker!

Monday, November 15, 2010

CVS trip 11/14 - second trip

I had a $7 ECBs expired 11/16 so I needed to try and spend it. I noticed that even though the ad said the Freestyle was a Limit 1, my receipt showed that I needed 1 to reach the limit. I guess because it was a deal last week also?? It worked out perfect for me to "roll" my $7 ECBs.

(1) Freestyle Lite monitor $14.99 each, earn $5 ECBs
- $10/1 Freestyle lite monitor 9/12 SS
$4.99 each
Earned $5 ECBs
(1) Aussie 3 minute miracle $2.99 each, earn $2 ECBs
- $.50/1 Aussie or Herbal Essence 11/14 RP
$2.49 each
Earned $2 ECBs

Total paid $7 ECBs, total paid $.69 OOP
Earned $7 ECBs. Final cost $.69!

I still have $10 ECBs that expire tomorrow! I was really hoping to find the Oral-B Vitality toothbrush, but of course no luck. I may have to use the $10 ECBs to buy the kids Zhu Zhu pets for Christmas.

CVS trip 11/14

All one transaction today with 92% savings! $39.44 of stuff for $3.35!

(2) Rice Krispies 2/$4, earn $1 ECB WYB 2
I had a coupon, but apparently it didn't get scanned. Bummer!
$2 each
Earned $1 ECB

(2) Dial bodywash BOGO @ $5.89
$1.95 each

(1) Dry Idea $2.99 each, earn $1 ECB
$1.99 each
Earned $1 ECB

(1) Blistex $1.69 each, earn $1.50 ECBs
The ECBs didn't print for this one so I wasn't sure if the one I picked up was included. I went back and asked about it and he manually printed it. It printed for $2 ECBs because according to him, if they manually print ECBs, it automatically rounds it up. Score!
Earned $2 ECBs

(1) Fiber One bars $3.99 each, earn $3 ECBs
$3.49 each
Earned $3 ECBs

(1) Freestyle Lite monitor $14.99 each, earn $5 ECBs
- $10/1 Freestyle lite monitor 9/12 SS
$4.99 each
Earned $5 ECBs

Total paid $13 ECBs, paid $2.35 OOP
Earned $12 ECBs. Final cost $3.35!

I lost $1 ECB because of the $1 coupon that didn't get scanned, but I've had other trips where a coupon was scanned twice so I'm not complaining. The body wash, cereal, fiber bars and blistex are for us and the monitor and deodorant are to donate.

Walgreens trip 11/14

Ok, so I really wanted some money-making Vicks Sinex again this week. I had a beautiful trip planned out with 4 transaction, keeping my OOP at $3 or under. But of course, even at 1am on Sunday morning, the store was out of the Sinex. I still did 2 transactions, but paid more OOP than I had planned. I am hoping to pick up my 4 boxes of Sinex sometime this week. 

Transaction #1
(1) Kid-Eeze Cough & Cold $4.99 each
Earn $5 RR 

Paid $4.99 OOP, earned $5 RR

Transaction #2
(1) Charmin Basic 6 double rolls $2.99 with in-ad coupon
- $1 off any Charmin, booklet from battery package
$1.99 each

(4) Cream of Chicken soup 5/$4 with in-ad coupon
- $1/4 tearpad coupon
$.55 each 
(better deal at Target this week, but I wanted to spend my $5 RR cand this is still a decent price)

(1) Mac-n-Cheese $.69 each with in-ad coupon 

(1) Royal jello $.20 each with in-ad coupon

(2) Ecotrin 45 ct. $1.99 each with in-ad coupon
- $2/1 Ecotrin 10/10 RP
$.01 overage on each

Paid $5 RR from Trans. #1, paid $.27 OOP
Saved $20.89!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Save 80% at Restaurant.com through Monday 11/15

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Walgreens trip 11/10

(1) One Touch Delica lancet device $19.99 each
- $19.99/1 "No Charge to You" 10/31 SS

(4) Reach Floss 55 yds. $.99 with in-ad coupon
$1/1 off Reach toothbrush or floss 10/10 RP

(1) Reach crystal clear toothbrush $.99 with in-ad coupon
$1/1 off Reach toothbrush or floss 10/10 RP
*Give all your manufacturer coupons first, then give the in-ad coupon and avoid the coupon beeping.*

(1) Purina One dog food $1.99 each
- $2/1 Purina One any size 10/17 SS
*My coupon beeped and the girl was confused so I explained it was because the coupon was $2 off an item that was $1.99. I also told her to adjust the coupon and she did.*

(6) Scotch Magic tape BOGO @ $1.99 each with in-ad coupon
- $1/3 any Scotch magic tape 8/8 SS
$3.97 WYB 6, or $.66 each
(4) Silly Bandz Rings BOGO @ $2.49 each
$4.98 total

Total paid $7 RR, total paid $3.16 OOP
$10.16 total cost

Walgreens trip 11/9

There wasn't much at Walgreens this week that I was excited about. I did want to try and pick up some free toothbrushes, but so far out of 3 stores, I have only been able to find one. I went ahead and used all my coupons to get free floss. The baking powder was on sale also and even though I was disappointed that the printable $.75/1 coupon wouldn't work with this size, it was still a decent price.

Also, I picked up another One Touch Delica lancet device. These are on sale at CVS and Walgreens this month for $19.99 each. Use the "No Charge to you, free One Touch Delica lancing device ( up to $19.99)" from the 10/31 SS to get it completely free! I plan on using all of my coupons and donating them. Since it's a health item, I don't even have to pay sales tax!

(1) One Touch Delica lancet device $19.99 each
- $19.99/1 "No Charge to You" 10/31 SS

(3) Reach Floss 55 yds. $.99 with in-ad coupon
$1/1 off Reach toothbrush or floss 10/10 RP
*give all your manufacturer coupons first, then give the in-ad coupon and avoid the coupon beeping*

(2) Clabber Girl Baking powder 4oz. 2/$1 with in-ad coupon

Paid $1.18 OOP, saved $26.97!

Walgreens trip 11/8

Apparently I didn't take the picture like I thought I did. Oops! This was my first trip to Wags for the week. I was pretty happy with everything and I got my Christmas cards already!

(3) Image Arts Christmas cards B1G2 @ $5.99 each
$1.99 each

(1) One Touch Delica lancet device $19.99 each
- $19.99/1 "No Charge to You" 10/31 SS

(3) Reach Floss 55 yds. $.99 with in-ad coupon
$1/1 off Reach toothbrush or floss 10/10 RP

(1) Schick Xtreme razors 4 pk. $5.99 each, earn $3 RR

(1) Neuragen Gel $19.99 each, mail-in rebate form printed at register
- $10/1 Neuragen Gel or Neuragen PN 10/10 RP
$9.99 each
$10 money maker after MIR!

Revitalens Solution $3.99 each, earn $4 RR

Merita bread $1.99 each (we needed it and I didn't want to go to Publix too)

Total paid $15 RR, total paid $11.25 OOP
Earned $7, $19.99 MIR
$.75 profit!

T-Shirts for Turkeys

A local Christian radio station, The Joy FM, is having their 7th Annual T-Shirts for Turkeys and we were able to participate this year. The goal this year is to collect 10,000 frozen turkeys for area food banks and homeless shelters. You can bring a frozen turkey or buy a "paper" turkey for $10 and for each you donate, they give you a t-shirt. The kids were so excited to be able to help out!

Winn-Dixie: Free Deodorant!

Starting today, you can get FREE Right Guard deodorant at Winn-Dixie. It's on sale BOGO (prices are $2.99 and $3.99 each) and you can use the BOGO coupon from the 10/31 RP. All you pay is tax on the "buy one", you don't pay tax on the one the store is giving you free!

I got 16 deodorants for only $2.16 OOP! I have a few more coupons, but I didn't want to clear the shelves. Remember, if you can't find any, get a raincheck! These make a great donation item.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Black Friday Target Ad

Do you shop Black Friday?

If so, you'll want to check out the sneak peek of the Black Friday ads over at blackfriday.info! The Target ad scan is now up and it looks like I might have to head out early to score $5 PJs for my kids! Check it out here!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All You Daily Free Sample: Stayfree

Today All You is offering a free sample of Stayfree Ultra thin. Head over to their website to snag yours. Remember, if you don't need these, it's a great item to get anyways to donate.

$4 off any Wholly Product!!

At10am, Wholly Products will be offering a $4 off any Wholly Product coupon from their Facebook page. Go here to "like" their page and get your coupon. This should make almost all of their products completely free!

Publix Sneak Peek 11/11

It's that time again! I love Mondays because it means Michelle over at iheartpublix.com will have the sneak peek at the new ad up. I am so excited about BOGO Vigo Saffron rice. The hubby wants Cheerios and those are also BOGO. And thanks to the coupons I get from the Publix Baby Club, it looks like I'll get overage on baby food! Somehow I think I got signed up twice this time around because I've been getting each mailer twice. It doesn't look like there is too much else I'll be getting so maybe a chance to stock up on more meat.

Here are a few of the things I'll be shopping for:

Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice BOGO @ $1.29 each
- $.50/1 Vigo rice 10/3 RP
$.15 each!

Beechnut Stage 2 baby food BOGO @ $.55 each
- $2/12 Beechnut baby food 8/1 SS
- $1.50/8 Beechnut baby food Publix baby Club
$.02 overage on each WYB 24

Cheerios BOGO @ $3.99 each
- $.75/1 Cheerios, varieties listed
$1.25 each

Ronzoni Quick cook pasta BOGO @ $1.17 each
$.09 each

You can check out the entire ad sneak peek here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Walmart trip 11/6

I made another trip to Walmart this weekend. Free and cheap donation items sucked me back in.

Similac formula is on price cut for $3.84 each. I had $3/1 printable coupons and a $5 check from the mail. I got all 3 bottles for $.52!

I had a few more Bumblebee tuna coupons to use, but unfortunately the price went up to $.78 each. I got 6 pouches for $1.38 or $.23 each!

The Maruchan Yakisoba meals are on price cut for $.48 each and there is a $.50/1 any Maruchan Yakisoba in the 10/10 SS. I got $.24 overage for buying 12!

I also bought a 20 oz. Mountain Dew. I spent $3.25 after tax for everything!

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Publix trip 11/6

The new Green Advantage Flyer started Saturday and I was there to pick up some more money-making Vitamin D. I found 4 bottles and was able to get $5.04 in overage! I wasn't sure what to buy since I had done my main shopping for the week so I settled on meat. I found a whole chicken on sale that was $5.52. I paid a total of $.48 OOP for all 5 items! That's approximately 97% savings!

Publix trip 11/4 - second trip, second store

I made a second trip to Publix to pick up some more cookie mix (thanks to my sister for sharing her coupons!) and a few more of the money-maker Rubbermaid containers. I didn't snap a picture so here's what I got. 

(1) Publix brand tylenol
(6) small Rubbermaid containers
(2) Schick Intuition razors (I happened to see these BOGO and I still had two $4/1 coupons from Facebook)
(12) Krusteaz cookie mix

Total paid $5.23 (after tax) for $63.59 of stuff! 93% savings!

Publix trip 11/4

I shopped Publix Thursday morning and ended up doing a little better than planned! I love when things end up being less at my store than the sneak peek ad lists. I was able to get 10 bottles of juice ($.63 each!) and 10 boxes of cookie mix ($.10 each!) without clearing the shelves. There is nothing more frustrating then showing up for a big sale only to find that someone has already cleaned the shelves. That's one big reason for my midnight CVS and Wags trips. I try to only buy what we will use or I will be able to donate. The juice will be used for the Awana Club at my church and the cookie mixes will be a great donation item with the upcoming holidays.

I had $65.90 in coupons, including a $5/$50 from the weekly mailer ad.
Total paid $21.96 (after tax) for $164.37 in groceries! I saved 87% this trip!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weekly Publix Deals 11/4

I'm excited about shopping bright and early tomorrow! I'm looking forward to cookie mix for $.10, overage for Os-Cal and Rubbermaid, cheap milk and a couple other freebies! I plan on saving 86% and you can see how below. These are the best deals of the week for me. 

Welch's Juice Cocktail BOGO @ $3.25 each
- $1/1 juice 10/31 SS
$.63 each

Krusteaz cookie mix BOGO @ $2.19 each
- $1/1 cookie mix 10/10 SS
$.10 each

Quaker rice cakes BOGO @ $2.99 each
- $1/2 printable
$1.00 each

Yoplait Fiber One yogurt BOGO @ $2.50 each
- $.50/1 Yoplait yogurt 10/3 GM
$.75 each

Hood Simply Smart Milk 1/2 gallon BOGO @ $3.59 each
- $.55/1 Hood milk blinkie (I have 2 of these)
- $1/1 printable (I have 2 of these)
$1.02 each using 2 of each of the above coupons

Toaster Strudels BOGO @ $2.45 each
- $.50/2 Toaster strudels 9/12 GM
$.98 each

Green Giant Steamers BOGO @ $2.39 each
- $.50/2 steamers 10/3 GM
$.95 each

Country Crock spread BOGO @ $1.89 each
- $.40/1 printable
$.05 each

College Inn Broth BOGO @ $2.49 each
- $.75/1 broth 9/19 RP
$.50 each

Rubbermaid small container 40% off $1.43 each
- $1/1 rubbermaid green advantage flyer
- $1/1 rubbermaid 10/3 SS
$.57 overage on each

Red Delicious apples 3lb. $1.99 each
- $1 off produce Target printable
$.99 each

Idahoan Potatoes 10/$10
- $1/1 printable

Olivio butter 10/$10
- $1/1 printable

Os-Cal 75 ct. - 50% off $4 each
- $5/2 green advantage flyer
- $2/1 printable
$.50 overage on each

Renuzit $.99 each
- $1/1 printable

Orajel $5.79 each (for my teething baby who is screaming at this very moment!)
- $1/1 orajel Publix baby club
- $1/1 orajel 10/17 SS
$3.79 each

If I am able to get everything on my list, and only what is on my list, I should pay $21.05 (before tax) for about $155 worth of groceries! I love saving money at Publix! As usual, you can check out my spreadsheet here. And be sure to visit iheartpublix.com to see the whole ad with coupon match-ups.

Walgreens trip 10/31 - second trip

Later in the day, I made two more stops at two different Walgreens. I ended up doing better than I planned due to cashier error. It was actually a supervisor and cashier who both overlooked the fact that one of my items didn't ring up. I didn't realize it until hours later when I was looking at my receipt trying to figure out why the RR didn't print and it had to be printed manually.

Transaction #1
 (3) Purina One pet food (2 dog, 1 cat) $1.99 each
- $2/1 Purina One dog/cat food 10/17 SS
$.03 overage - the last coupon did beep, but the cashier did an override without questioning it

(5) Olay body wash $3.74 each, spend $30, earn $10 RR
- $5/1 Olay body wash WYB any Secret product 10/31 P&G
Here's where the mess-up happened. I bought (5) so that my total for the body washes would be $18.70 and I could use (3) $5 coupons without having anything beep. She only rang up (4) and still used the (3) coupons for $15 off. Because she didn't ring up the last one, my total was also under $30 causing my RR to not print. She called a supervisor who looked at my receipt and then manually printed me the $10 RR. He didn't bother to add it up or make sure that everything got rang up.
$.04 overage (should have paid $3.70 or $.74 each)
Earned $10 RR

(3) Secret deodorant $3.99 each
- $.50/1 any Secret deodorant, excludes trial size 9/26 P&G
$3.49 each (not a great price by itself, but combined with the body wash and RR deal, it worked out)

(1) Studio fingernail polish remover $.99 each after in-ad coupon

Total paid $6 RR, total paid $7.77 OOP
Earned $10 RR

Transaction #2
(10) Purina One cat food $1.99 each
- $2/1 Purina One cat food 10/17 SS
$.10 overage - the last coupon beeped, I was told that they couldn't adjust the coupon, then she rang up the Sinex and scanned the last cat food coupon again and it came off without beeping. Very confusing and it took me about 15 minutes to check out!

(2) Vicks Sinex 2/$10, earn $5 RR
- $4/1 any Vicks Sinex product 10/10 P&G
$2 total
Earned $5 RR
(1) M&M 1.5oz Single $.59 each (this was my filler so I could use my $1 RR. Lesson learned: it makes no sense at all to spend $.59 to save $1. I would have been better off paying more OOP and saving my $1 RR.)

Total paid $1 RR, total paid $2.93 OOP
Earned $5 RR

Total paid OOP was $10.70, used $7 RR, and left with $15 RR!
Cost was $2.70 for everything in both trips!

Walgreens trip 10/31

Another trip to Walgreens! I did two transactions so I could use my RR from the first to pay for the second. I also scored some clearance princess light-up jewelry to use as fillers that will go nicely in my daughter's stocking for Christmas! I ended up "making" money in RRs so I was happy!

Transaction #1
(2) Vicks Sinex 2/$10, earn $5 RR
- $4/1 any Vicks Sinex product 10/10 P&G
$2 total
Earned $5 RR

(1) Princess jewelry $1.09 each

Total paid $1 RR (from last week), total paid $2.16 OOP
Earned $5 RR

Transaction #2
(1) Zarbees Children's cough syrup $5.99, earn $6 RR
- $3/1 printable - no longer available
$2.99 total
Earned $6 RR

(2) Oral-B Cross action toothbrushes $2.99 each, earn $1 RR WYB 1
- $.75/1 Oral-B manual toothbrush 10/10 P&G
- B1G1 Oral-B manual toothbrush 9/26 P&G
$2.24 total
Earned $1 RR
This should have only been $.24 for both toothbrushes, but for some reason my $1/1 Oral-B toothbrush coupon from the Nov. Walgreens coupon book didn't get scanned. I didn't notice it until I left.Make sure to watch closely when your coupons are being scanned!

(1) Princess Jewelry $1.09 each

(1) One Touch Delica $19.99 each
- Free to you One Touch Delica, up to $19.99 10/31 SS
Free! This is a great item to donate and will be on sale through 11/30.

(2) Ricola Cherry drops $.99 each
- $1/2 Ricola throat and cough drops 10/17 SS
- $.50/1 Ricola cough drops Nov. Walgreens coupon book (will take off $1 for 2)
Free! Another great item to donate with the upcoming cold/flu season.

Total paid $5 RR (from Trans. #1), total paid $1.79 OOP
Earned $7 RR

Total paid OOP was $3.95, used $1 RR, and left with $7 RR!
$2.05 profit!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CVS trip 10/31

What a great trip to CVS!! I walked out with almost $200 worth of stuff and I made money! I knew I was buying a few high priced items so I divided my purchases into two transactions so that I could use two of my $10/$50 coupons. Some of the coupons I used expired 10/31 so watch those dates!

Transaction #1

(1) Bayer Contour meter $14.99 each, earn $5 ECBs
- $10/1 Bayer Contour 8/8 RP (exp 10/31)
$4.99 each
Earned $5 ECBs

(1) Oral-B Cross-action power toothbrush $4.99 each, earn $2 ECBs
- $3/1 Oral-B battery powered toothbrush 10/31 P&G
$1.99 each
Earned $2 ECBs

(1) Contour USB meter $29.99 each, Earn $10 ECBs
- $20/1 Contour USB 10/31 RP
$9.99 each
Earned $10 ECBs

(1) Arizona sweet tea $.99 each (to bump me over $50. not pictured because I drank it.)

Used $10/$50 coupon.
Total paid $7 ECBs, total paid $1.30 OOP
Earned $17 ECBs, $8.70 profit!

Transaction #2
(1) Oral-B Cross-action power toothbrush $4.99 each, earn $2 ECBs
- $3/1 Oral-B battery powered toothbrush 10/31 P&G
$1.99 each
Earned $2 ECBs

(1) Olay Ribbons bodywash $7.00 each, earn $3 ECBs
- $5/1 Olay WYB Secret product 10/31 P&G
$2 each
Earned $3 ECBs

(1) Secret travel size $1.49 each

(1) Olay ProX Exfoliating cleanser $10.00 each, earn $5 ECBs
- $2/1 Olay facial cleanser 9/26 P&G (exp 10/31)
$8 each
Earned $5 ECBs

(1) Schick Hydro $8.99 each, earn $4 ECBs
- $4/1 Schick Hydro 10/3 SS
$4.99 each
Earned $4 ECBs

(2) Purex 3-in-1 BOGO @ $7.99 each
- $3/1 Purex laundry sheets 10/10 RP
$1.99 for both

(2) Campbells Chunky soup To-Go BOGO @ $3.79 each
- $50/2 Campbells soup 10/10 SS
$3.29 for both (not a great price at all, but I needed something to bump me to $50)

What I didn't realize is that the BOGO sales would only include the price of one item in my subtotal. I actually didn't have a subtotal of $50, it was only $44.25. But the cashier used my $10/$50 coupon anyways. Score!

Total paid $13 ECBs, total paid $2.12 OOP
Earned $14 ECBs, $1.12 cost!

My final profit for the trip was $7.58 in ECBs!!

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