Saturday, May 29, 2010

Last Walgreens trip

I am usually a CVS girl but this week Walgreens had deals I couldn't pass up.
4 12pk sodas (diet coke and of course diet Dr. Pepper)RR for this was buy 4 get $3.00 back
2 Listerine whitening-$5.99
2 $2.00 printable coupons
$3.00 Wags coupon (took off $6.00 because I bought 2 mouthwashes)
.99¢ each
2 lifesavers $2.29 total for 2 bags $4.58
B1G1 free coupon making it $2.29 for 2
$1.00 off wags in ad coupon making it $1.29 for 2 bags
-.75¢ mq
making my total .54 for 2 bags of lifesavers
2 Off clips $17.98
B1G1 free coupon making it $8.99 for 2
-$2.00 Wags coupon $6.99 for 2
-$2.00 mq $4.99 for 2
4 tic tacs .99¢ in ad coupon
2 B1G1 free coupons
.50¢ each
2 starbucks 2/$4.00 in ad coupon
2 $1.00 off coupon
.50¢ each bottle
4 deli Fresh Oscar Mayer lunchmeat 2/$5
2 $1/2 mq
$1.49 each pkg
1 Colgate toothpaste $2.99 get $2.00 RR back
-$1.00 mq
1 Bayer asprin $4.00
2 Angel soft 9 roll toilet paper (not pictured Forgot about it...LOL)
2 .50¢ mq
I can't locate my receipt to get my OOP or savings and my son wants on the computer so I will be back with my saving and my OOP total. I know that my total was $124and change and I spent OOP $41 or $42 but I don't know for sure what it is. It was a great shopping week at Walgreen. I have CVS deals next.

Walgreen again same week

Walgreens run yet again
4 boxes of cereal $1.99 each
2 $1.50/2 boxes
2 bags of Lifesavers $2.29 each bag
used B1G1 free coupon
-.75¢ mq
-$1.00 wags coupon
Ironman muscle spray $5.99
2 hunts tomato sauce .25¢ each (filler)
used $5.00 RR from last purchase
OOP-$6.48 and got another $5.00 RR
total saved on this trip $25.34
I am loving these RR (register rewards)!!!

Deal #2 for week 5/22 to 5/29


I did several transactions at Walgreens this week so that I could get more for my money.

Goody Headbands-$2.99 get back $3.00 in RR
so OOP $3.23
total saved $1.00
Scrubbing Bubbles kit- $7.99 (on sale) got $2.00 RR back
-$5.00 mq
-$3.00 Wags RR from hair product
2 8oz.hunts tomato sauce-.25¢ each (used as a filler, you have to have the same amount of product as coupons so always find something cheaper to even out the coupon/product ratio)
total saved $11.48
2 comet cleaners-2/$1.00(great stockpile price)
3 Carefree liners-.99¢ (coupon in Walgreens Sunday paper)
used 3 $1/1 coupons- TOTAL FREE
Dove deodorant 2/$6.00
Dove hair care 2/$7.00
Dove mens body wash $3.50
-$1.00 coupon off mens body wash
4 $2.00 coupons for Dove deodorant and shampoo
2 hunts tomato sauce 25¢ each-filler items
used the $2.00 RR from last transaction
OOP-$8.60 and I got $5.00 RR for spending $15.00 in Dove products
Total saved on this trip $26.91
2 Carefree liners-.99¢ (wags sale)
used 2 $1/1 coupons-
2 Noxzema razors- B1G1 free- $5.99
used 2 $2.00 coupons
making this $1.99 for 2 razors WOOHOO
4 keebler cookies 4/$10
-$1.00 off Sandies
2 -$1.00 off Keebler cookies
1 -.55 off Keebler striped fudge cookies
tab dividers-.59¢
used $5.00 RR from earlier purchase
OOP-$4.61 and got $5.00 RR from cookies
total saved this trip $27.49
I spent a total of $84.46 in one day but saved $65.88
OOP- $17.58
It has truly taken me 3 months to get the hang of this but I am finally getting it down. I have a new system that totally works for me and I may take pics and post it here soon.

Mother's day and Bridal card

I made only one of these cards but I had to show off the card with the big flower. This card was made by my 17 year old for Mother's Day and he gave it to me. He made 2 more for some friends mother's but I didn't think about getting a pic of them. He did such an amazing job shading and glittering. He has always been my creative one. He would scrapbook and everything.

The wedding card I made for a swap I joined. It had to be black and white and a splash of color. This is out of the box for me which is why I joined it because I wanted to do something I normally wouldn't. I signed up for 3 spots and I have only done one set so far.

The flower card used
stamps- fifth avenue floral, teeny tiny wishes
ink-baja breeze and choclate chip
paper-whisper white, watercolor paper, baja breeze, and chocolate chip
accessories-chocolate chip dottwed ribbon(retired), perfect dots folder, dazzling diamonds, aquapainters, and two oval punches.

Bridal card
stamps-Blissful Bride and Teeny Tiny Wishes'
ink-basic black
paper-basic black, whisper white
accessories-5/8 red satin ribbon, perfect dots folder, dazzling diamonds, scallop punch, modern label punch, and window punch

Deal #1 for the week

This was a small but simple deal scenario done at Target
1 Bounty paper towel-.99 per roll
.50 coupon on Bounty
PAID-.49 for paper towels
Aquafresh for kids-$1.62
$1.00 Target coupon
.50 mq
PAID-.12 for kids toothpaste
Aquafresh pump-$1.66
$1.00 Target coupon
.50 mq
PAID-.16 for toothpaste
Tide, travel size-.97
$1.00 ANY size Tide
The frosting I had $1.75 left on a gift card I got from P&G so the frosting was FREE
OOP(out of pocket) .77 cent plus tax
I wish I knew how to make the cents sign. Any helpful hints would be appreciated.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Last post #3

I LOVE deals so here are a few for you that if you are just starting out this one isn't overwhelming.

Dawn dishsoap- On sale with card for .97 cents
2 for $1.94
1 coupon for $1.00 off ( Home Made Simple Booklet)
1 coupon for 50 cents off (P&G 5/2)
I paid .44 cents for two.

Rejuvenating shampoo/conditioner
bought 2 for $13.98
the sale is buy one get one free (bogo)
I paid $6.99 for two shampoos BUT one of the shampoos had a "try me" tag on it. If you fill out that tag and circle your purchase on the receipt they will send you (through rebate) back your $6.99. That means 2 bottles of shampoo FREE.

The tag was on alot of the bottles but I only took 1 bottle that had the tag on it. It isn't pictured because I took it off and filled it out and got it into the mail before it dawned on me to take a pic of it...LOL...CVS has a few different brands that have try me tags on them. You buy it send in the tag and receipt and you get your full cost back, Renpro (may not have the name right) is another one like that.

Rimmel make up has a mascara that has a "try me" tag on it. I didn't get it because I know I have a coupon which will make this a money maker for me. I will be back to get it tomorrow but even if you don't have a coupon you can still buy the mascara send in the info and get the total cost back. Sweet deal for make up. I swear I sometime feel like I need a 2nd on my house to buy make

Post Number 2

I did a bit of creating (of course it was a couple of weeks ago) but better late then never, right. I CASED this card from someones blog I look at but for the life of me I can't remember which blog. I am not even sure if I got close to the way her card looked as I couldn't find it when I went to create it. ha ha ha,,,story of my life.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral & Whimsical words
Ink: versamark, Chocolate chip
paper: rich razzleberry, Kraft (soon to be renamed as Crumb Cake) and Chocolate chip
Accessories: rich razzleberry ribbon white embossing powder, versamarker

Post number 1

Josh was in a concert the other night at The Farm the band he was in was headlining. It was really fun and I am always so thrilled to watch him play. He really is a very talented musician and that's not just his mother's the truth! They got to play 3 songs and he got to do a solo by himself. It was alot of fun to see. He was right I did like the music. I don't often LOVE his music (some stuff I really like) some not so much but this music the singer didn't scream into the mic, which is always a plus. Now the band before was a screaming kind of band and lucky for us we came in on the last song...LOL...Josh we loved the concert and can't wait to see more.