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It pays to check the clearance aisle!

14 Jul

I always breeze through the clearance section of the stores I frequent. Sometimes I only spot junk, but lots of times I find major deals. Today, at Publix, we found organic pasta sauce on clearance for $1.80 per jar, and Every Man Jack SPF 15 moisturizer for only $2.75! I always seem to find good organic and baby deals this way. Combine with a coupon and you can get cheap or free products!

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{Whole Foods} Spent $113 SAVED $75!!

15 Jun

Spent $113.37 Saved $75!!

Best deals:

Case of Organic Blueberries- My cost was $21.49 (Originally $59.88) One day sale for $1.99 a pint

Case of Think Thin Bars- My cost was $5.21 (Originally $16.90) I used (10) $1/1 Whole Foods coupons plus the 10% case discount

Kiss My Face Sunscreen-My cost was $10.49 (Originally $19.99) On sale for $15.99. Used $3/1 Facebook coupon and $2.50/1 Whole Foods coupon

Seeds of Change Rice–  My cost was 1.39 per box. (Originally $3.39 per box) I used $1/1 Whole Foods coupons and $1/1 printable coupon

Environment Kidz- My cost was $3.50 per box. (sale price) I bought 4. Originally $5.99 a box.

 

I got other great coupon deals but I have to run out the door to pick up HEN! Those were the best ones though 🙂

How to work a deal. WAGS and Kroger.

6 Jun

My kids are driving me bananas. My husband works out of town. My house is a wreck. There are 9,000 other things I need to be doing, but if I don’t spend a few minutes locked in my office blogging, then I may lose my mind. Does anyone else know the feeling?!?!

I promise I will do my coupon class part 5 later tonight, but for right now, here are my latest savings…

This week, at these two stores I spent $47.83 and saved $94.84!!!

Kroger

As most of y’all know, I no longer have a thyroid and my life literally depends on my synthroid. Therefore I LOVE LOVE LOVE those coupons that say “transfer your prescription to our store and we’ll give you a $25 gift card.”  Y’all, it is so easy to transfer a RX. I would transfer it every month if I had the coupons for it!  Even if you don’t take medicine on a regular basis, you should clip these! (or give them to me 🙂 Yesterday I had my synthroid filled at Kroger and they put $25 worth of free groceries on my  rewards card. Here are the groceries I got for FREE. (I didn’t even use coupons!! I just bought items on sale)

5 boxes of Annies macaroni

2 boxes of Cascadian Farms Cereal

2 bags of Pirates’ Booty

2 Endangered Species Organic Dark Choclocate Bars

1 bunch of bananas

1 Organic Avacado

Walgreens

I have said it before, but I really usually hate the drug store deals. I feel like it’s easy to overspend or to have to buy additional items just to use your rewards dollars. But today I got great deals!!

Today at Walgreens I spent $47.83 and saved $69.84 (60% savings!!)

The following items were what I went in to buy…

Deal Scenario:

Buy:

Gillette Venus ProSkin Razor – $11.99 (buy 1)
Gillette Venus 4 ct box of Cartridges – $14.99 (buy 1)
CoverGirl Single Eye Shadows – $3.99 BOGO 50% off (buy 2)
Olay Foaming Face Wash – $4.39 (buy 1)

Subtotal: $37.36
Use Free Venus RAZOR wyb refill purchase coupon from the P&G 6-3
Use (2) of the $1/1 CoverGirl Product coupon from the P&G 6-3
Use $1.00/1 Olay Facial Cleanser or Facial Moisturizer coupon from the P&G 6-3
Pay $19.96 – Get $8, $5 & $3 Register Rewards
=$6.37 for all 5 items or just $1.27 each!

HOWEVER– I added more items that I thought were a good deal too!  I did 2 transactions..

Transaction 1: I bought all of the items listed in the scenario above PLUS

  • (2) Burts Bees gift packs.- Originally $12.99 each. On sale for $6.49 each.

I’ve a friend who is having a baby tomorrow and a friend who’s in the hospital. I thought these would be cute little “happys” for them.

  • Burts Bees face Scrub- $8.29. I had a coupon for $3/1. The total on this was $5.29.

**If you spend $20 on Burts Bees products you get a coupon for $5 Register Rewards the items above qualified me for this. (Basically I got the face scrub free)

**I had $21 of Register Rewards print from this transaction. Register Rewards are coupons to be used on your next transaction.

On this transaction I saved 34.09

Transaction 2:

Gillete Shave gel- $3.49 ( I used $.55/1 coupon) making it $2.94

Aquaphor to go- on sale for $1.79

Yes to Carrots Cream Cleanser- Originally $8.49 on sale for $3.99

Tom’s Deodorant- $5.49 on sale for $2.99

Tom’s Deodorant- $5.49 on sale for $3.99

Witchhazel- On sale for $2.99

I used $18 of Rewards cash making my subtotal only $.69! With tax my total was $2.47.

On this transaction I saved $35.75

Cheap Aveeno Sunscreen at Target!

7 May

Well I may be down, but I’m still up for a good deal! As most of you know, I had sinus surgery (my third ughh) last Thursday and I haven’t left my house since…literally.

We are out of all milk, cheese, fruit, eggs, etc., so I had to send my sweet, loving, adoring, husband out to Publix today. He even took my coupons! After I spotted this sunscreen deal, he was nice enough to make a trip to Target too!

This week Target has several Aveeno sunscreens Buy 2 get a $5 gift card. I think there were some that were cheaper than the spray kind, but I specifically asked Jarrod to grab this kind for our trip to Vegas!

DEAL SCENARIO:

Aveeno hydrosport spf 30 spray sunscreen: priced at $8.99. If you buy two you get a $5 Target gift card back to use on a separate transaction

(JARROD even did 2 transactions He bought diapers in the second transaction…I’m so impressed!!)

Use (2) $2.00/1 Manufacturer’s coupons from the 4/15 newspaper

Use (2) $1/1 Target printable coupons

Your subtotal is$17.98 -$4.00 in mc’s, -$2.00 in Target coupons,

Pay $11.98 out of pocket

get the giftcard for $5.00…

COST IS: $6.98 FOR 2 OR ONLY $3.49 each!!

SAVINGS OF $11

Target… Spent $17.33… SAVED $30.31!

17 Apr

Today I hit Target because let’s face it…a rainy day in the house just isn’t the same when you have two little munchkins with you! I HAD to get out! Instead of spending my life away with retail therapy, I got out the coupon book and planned a few deals. I had an AMAZING day at Publix yesterday (almost $100 in savings), but my receipt is so long, I think I’m going to skip doing a post about it! This sale period ends at Publix today anyway, so even if I did a post, it wouldn’t leave enough time for y’all to use my trip as an example…I may try to throw some kind of post together to show tips for your future shopping trips…

Target trip-

I had to recalculate my numbers because my cashier was really generous with the coupons…My actual subtotal was only $14.84 for all of these items, but I can’t for the life of me figure out that total! She scanned one of my coupons twice and just shrugged her shoulders and said “oh well.” There was a $2 off coupon that expired on the 8th, but she took it anyway. Then, when she scanned my mobile coupons, I think she also scanned my paper coupons for the same item…then there were those $2 worth of coupons on an item that I didn’t actually buy (I didn’t catch that until I got home…it was something I really needed too!!)

With all that being said… here are deals you can get RIGHT now at Target even if you don’t have a coupon crazy cashier! (sale prices good thru 4/22)

1) Mossimo Tank top: Regularly $8.00. On sale for $6.00. I used the $3/1 Target printable coupon to make this cami only $3!

2) (3) Cadberry Mini Eggs: Regularly $3.19 each. On sale for only $0.95 each! I used $2/3 EXPIRED coupon (this is the one she said she would take anyway)… SO I got 3 bags for only $0.85!! OR only $0.28 per bag!!

3) (2) Annie’s Gummy Bunnies: Regularly $3.79. On sale for $2.99. I used (2) $0.75/1 coupons. One was a Target mobile coupon and one was a Target printable coupon. Each box ended up costing me only $2.24!

4) Revlon Nail File: Regularly $1.69. I used (1) $2/1 Target printable coupon to get this item FREE!!!

5) (2) California Pizza Kitchen Pizzas: On sale 2/$10. I used (2) printable $1/1 coupons, and (1) $2/2 Target coupons making these pizzas only $6 or $3 each!

GREEN WORKS DEAL

Deal Scenario

Buy 1 liquid dishsoap: Sale price is $2.29 (THIS ENDS UP FREE IF YOU BUY ALL OF THE ITEMS IN THIS SCENARIO!)

Buy 2 wipes: Sale price is $2.36 each

Buy 1 bleach: Sale price is 3.79

Use: (1) $1/2 Target printable coupon

Use (1) $1/2 Mobile Coupons

Use: (1) $2/1 Target printable laundry item coupon (includes bleach)

Use: (1) $0.50 mc from the paper

Use: (2) $1/1 facebook printable coupons

After all of the coupons and the FREE dish soap scenario, your items will cost only $0.75 each!!

Target Take 2…Spent $19 SAVED $38!

28 Mar

This is IT. I ‘m done buying toys for my babies for a while. My last 2 shopping trips has allowed me to buy- 2 Ariel princess dolls and 1 Dora Easter DVD for the girls Easter baskets, 1 fisher price wheelies toy for Hoke’s birthday in August, 1 Memory card game for Henley’s birthday next week, 1 Candyland, 1 Cootie game, and 1 Play Doh Swirling Shake Shoppe toy  for the girls’ Christmas, and 1 Chutes and ladder game to DONATE! All in all I spent only $49 and I saved $87!!

I was going to buy my children gifts for these events anyway, so the way I look at it, that’s like MAKING $87, just buy printing coupons.

Chutes and Ladders-

Price after Deal was only $1.79!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!

 

Dora Memory Game-

Price after deal was only $1.04!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.04. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!

 

Play Doh Swirling Shake Shoppe-

Price after deal is only $3.99!

Deal Scenario: Price is $17.00. On sale for $9.99. (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making the final cost $3.99!

 

Disney Ariel Princess Bathtub doll-

Price after deal was only $12.50!

Price is $24.99, and I used (1) 50% off Target coupon for any Disney Princess item. Final cost was $12.50!

 

 

My Target Trip…Spent $30 and SAVED $49!

27 Mar

OMG, the savings! I am so thrilled about these deals that it’s almost embarrassing. As you all know, Easter is right around the corner, but did you know that my baby turns 3 on April 3rd?!? (I’ll be blogging about the party, don’t you worry!…hint… it involves tutus.)

Needless to say, I am ALL about stocking up on toys, and I know a good deal when I see one! Here’s what I got at Target this week, and you can too!

If you don’t have kids, PLEASE buy the board game deals and DONATE! It’s only a couple of dollars, and there are so many kids in need who would love a brand new toy! Graceworks loves donations…

My first Crayons by Crayola- (not pictured)- 

FREE!! 

$2.99. I used (1) $1/1 Target coupon and (1) $2/1 Crayola coupon from facebook (no longer available). -$3. That makes it FREE!!

Candyland- 

Price after deal is ONLY 1.79!!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!

Cootie-

Price after deal is ONLY $1.79!!

Deal Scenario: Price is $7.79. I used (1) $3/1 Target coupon, and (1) $3/1 Manufacturer’s coupon, making my final cost only $1.79!!

Dora’s Easter Video-

Price after deal is only $4.99!

Deal Scenario: Regularly $12.99. on sale for $9.99. Use (1) Target coupon for 20% off any Dora item over $7.99. (-$1.99) Then use this coupon for $3 off the Dora Easter video. Your final cost is only $4.99!!

Wheelies Fisher Price Garage-

Price after deal is only $8.50!

Deal Scenario: Originally $21.59. On sale for $17.00. I used the 50% off  Fisher Price/ Little People coupon from the newspaper, but you can also find it here. Final price was $8.50!

Disney Princess Talking Little Mermaid for the bathtub- 

Price after deal is $12.50!

This toy was not on sale but my girls have been eyeing it (I’m going back to get a second one just to ensure that no one drowns in a bath tub brawl.)

Price is $24.99. I used a 50% off  any Disney Princess coupon from the paper, but I think they also have one here. Total price was $12.50. I’m going to take them out of the box and stick them in the Easter baskets.

{Shopping this week…} Big Savings!

15 Feb

**I’m starting a new segment on my blog called “Shopping this week. ” I hope y’all enjoy!**

Jarrod and I are on the Dave Ramsey financial peace program, and it FEELS. SO. GOOD.  I love carrying my little envelopes of cash with me, because the physical act of handing cash to a cashier is so much harder for me that mindlessly swiping my card. Every item I purchase is totally scrutinized before it makes it into my buggy. For me, carrying cash makes my money much more valuable because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Even though I’ve been a couponer for a while, this plan has brought my shopping perspective to a whole new level. I usually do most of my weekly shopping while my girls are in school on Wednesdays, therefore our “grocery week” begins on Wednesday and ends on Tuesday.  This week I’m not going to give an entire run down of my purchases, BUT I am going to hit the highlights so you can snag these too.

I’ve also planned all of our suppers from now through next WED, so I’ll be posting pictures and recipes as the week goes on.

This week’s meals are…

  • Blackened Salmon Soft Tacos
  • Cheesy Polenta and Mushroom Pizza
  • Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta
  • Balsamic- Ginger Chicken Lettuce Cups
(I usually only plan 4-5 meals for 7 nights because we’ll have leftovers a couple of nights)

Today’s shopping:

Target

Call me a nerd, but I get the biggest thrill out of shopping the clearance section at Target. I stroll up the the end cap with my huge couponing binder, and I matchup as many deals as I can! I only buy products that I need or that I can get for free to {donate}. Be careful not to buy items that you don’t really need! I snagged these same deals last week, and went back today to get more… the best part is…they were discounted EVEN MORE!

  • 3 bags of All Natural Ricola 30ct. cough drops. Originally $1.96 per bag. On clearance for $0.84 per bag. I bought 3 bags and used (3) $0.75/1 coupons. Making these only $0.09 per bag!!
  • Method Smarty dish dishwashing tabs 20ct. Originally $4.99 per bag. On clearance for $2.48 per bag. I bought 1 bag and used (1) $1/1 coupon. Making this only $1.48!

  • Listerine (large bottle). Originally $4.99. On clearance for $2.48. I bought one bottle and used (1) $1/1 coupon. Making this only $1.48!
  • Bounce dryer bar– Originally $4.27. I used (1) $1.50/1mc. The total price was $2.77. * This wasn’t on sale but I needed it and had a $1.50 off coupon. The bounce dryer bar lasts 2 months, so that’s a total of only $1.38 per month!

I spent: $6.00!

I saved: $ 20.13! (that’s 77%!!)

Publix

As always, I used my $5 off a $30 purchase coupon that Publix mails me each week. I mainly bought fruit, veggies, cheese, organic milk blah blah blah. There’s little room for coupons when buying produce, but I always stick with All Natural, Organic, and search for the best deals on those.

My best deals today were:

 Finish Powerball Tabs: originally $6.99 each. This week they are on BOGO. Making them $6.99 for two. I saw one of those automatic coupon machines spitting out coupons right under the display. I grabbed (2) $1/1 coupons. Making them $4.99 for 2 OR $2.49 each!! That’s a savings of $8.99!

Lipton tea bags(100 count): originally $3.69 each. This week they are on BOGO. Making them $3.69 for two. I used (2) $0.50/1 coupons. Publix doubles any mc that is $0.50 or less. Therefore this took off $1 per box. This made each box only $0.84!! That’s a savings of $5.69!

On these deals I spent: $6.67!

I saved: $14.48! (that’s 69%)

Whole Foods

Case of Think Thin Crunch Bars {THIS DEAL IS ONGOING THRU 3/31}

There is a pdf coupon for $1/1 Think Thin Bars.

You can download the coupon here and print it as many times as you would like until it expires on 3/31.

Deal Scenario:

Whole Foods has their Think Thin bars on sale for $1.49 per bar. If you buy a case (that’s 10 bars) you get a 10% case discount.

Case price: $14.90

Case price with 10% discount: 13.41

Use (10) $1/1 coupons which saves you $10.00

Total price $3.41 for a case! OR $0.34 per bar!

That’s an $11.49 savings or 78%!

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