Monday, September 20, 2010

Get paid to for your opinion!

A friend of mine told me about Opinion Outpost, so I gave it a try.

In the last 2 weeks I have gotten a dozen or so surveys in my email, and I qualified to take 4. I made 8.20! The check arrived today!

Sure, its only a few bucks, but those few add up to be LOTS!

Sign up today, give your opinions, earn money!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The breakfast of Coupon Champs!

When I find an awesome deal on something, if my budget allows, I try and buy a years worth, giving me time to wait until the same awesome deal comes around again.. some deals only come one a year, like breakfast foods, and its now!


Boxed Quaker Oatmeal 8*2.00 = 16.00
Yoplait Yogurt .50*14 = 7
Sun Crystles 20.00*10 = 20.00 (with a raincheck)
= 43.00
-5/40 Tops coupon
-8 Quaker coupons
-.40/6 doubled to .80*2 = 1.60
-20 Sun Crystles coupons
= 8.40 out of pocket, saved 66.48



Quaker Canisters 20 *1.50 = 30.00
Bailey's Creamers 3*1.67 = 5.01
Egg Beaters 2.50*4 = 10.00
Tuna 1.67*4 = 6.72
= 51.73
-5/40 Tops coupon
-20 Quaker coupons
-4 Bailey's coupons
-.50/1 doubled to 1.00 Egg Beaters printable = 4.00
-.55/1 doubled to 1.10 Tuna coupons = 4.40
= 14.33
-2.00 coupon from the first order
= 12.33 out of pocket, saved 60.33

then

Boxes Quaker Oatmeal 2.00*10 = 20.00
Yoplait Yogurts .50*28 = 14.00
Bailey's Creamers 1.67*4 = 6.68
= 40.68
-5/40 Tops coupon
-10 Oatmeal coupons
-.40/6 Yoplait doubled to .80/6 * 4 = 3.20
-4 Free Yoplait wyb 6 coupons = 2.00
-4 1.00/1 Bailey's printables
= 16.48 out of pocket, saved 50.11
Got back a 2.00 off on your next trip coupon from the Yoplait.

Grand total spent $37.20 , saved $176.92





Libby's and Peanut butter are from last week, forgot to post!



Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pictures I forgot...

These are some pictures from the last 2 weeks that I was to busy to upload!

Today at Wegmens : Spent 42.17, saved 137.00, will get back 12 in rebates
Wegmens: all free

Tops: all free

Rite Aid : used my gift card, saved 41.05, got back 15 UP Rewards and 10.00 gift card


Tops: 6.85, saved 22.50, will get a free grill


Family Dollar: spent 6.75, saved 22.50


Tops : dont remember!
Rite Aid: used my giftcard, saved 35.69, got back 10 UP rewards

I also updated my totals for the year.. I am right on track!

Friday, August 27, 2010

More Kelloggs at Tops!




video

7 trips!

10 Pop Tarts
70 Boxes of Cereal
2 Capri Son
2 Mac & Cheese 5 packs
5 Tops Ziplock bags
= 6.70 oop, with a 10.00 catalina left over!
= 3.30 MM!

The breakdown:

10 Pop Tarts
-10 free coupons (from entering pop tart codes online)
= 0.00, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
1 Capri Sun
1 Mac & Cheese
-14.50 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.64 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
1 Capri Sun
1 Mac & Cheese
-10.25 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= .70 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
3 Freezer Bags
-11 in coupons
-10 from last trip
= 1.07 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Bags of chips (my kids were being very well behaved at this point!)
-11 in coupons
-10 from last trip
= .88 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Freezer bags
-13 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.01 oop, get 10.00 back

10 Cereals
2 Wheatables
-13.50 in coupons
-10.00 from last trip
= 1.40 oop, get 10.00 back


And, in case you are wondering, with 4 kids in the house, we eat about 75-100 boxes of cereal a year. And I know and back to school time is when cereal is the cheapest, so I plan on buying a years worth. Which now I have!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Super cute fleece for only .99!



Right now Lands End has TONS on clearance!

I found this Darling Girls Fleece sweater for just $5.99!

Free shipping on every order! Use the coupon code FALLDEALS and the pin# 1415

Plus, if you shop through Shop At Home, you will get 3% back bonus check!

AND

If you are new to Shop At Home, when you sign up you get $5.00 to spend TODAY!

Making this DARLING Fleece just .99! And face it, its going to get cold soon!

If you dont need the Girls Fleece.. take a peek around their overstock clearance for awesome deals as low as $2.99!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fruit and Foil ...

I forgot to post this one!

Tops:

4 Foil 10.00
4 Fruit 10.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 8.35 with tax
Got back a surprise .50 catalina!

4 Foil 10.00
4 Fruit 10.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 8.35 with tax
Got back a surprise .50 catalina!

2 Foil 5.00
2 Fruit 5.00
-.75/1 foil doubled to 1.50
-.75/1 fruit doubled to 1.50
= 3.18 with tax
-1.00 in catalina's
= 2.18

Total for everything 18.88 !!

I also updated my totals for the year so far... I am under-spending! Looks like I will make it under the 3000 mark!



Produce and Meats .. no coupons? REBATES!



Today I went to Wegmen's.

Spent 19.75 on produce, and will submit it for a 5.00 rebate.

Spent 35.15 on meats, and will submit it for a 20.00 rebate.

Keep your eyes peeled for rebates! They can be found in the beer section on Wegmens, Tops and the local gas stations. NY is a "no beer purchased required" state, so you dont have to buy the beer mentioned on the rebate!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

RA and CVS..


Rite Aid
Pantene 3.50 - 1.00/1 coupon
Pantene 3.50 - 1.00/1 coupon
Scrubbing Bubbles 2.99 -1.00/1 coupon
Clearacel 4.39 -3.00 RA coupon AND 2.00 coupon
Lysol Hand Soap 11.99 -3.00 coupon AND 5.00 RA coupon
-5/25 RA coupon
-5.00 UP Rewards from last week
= .37 + tax 1.87 = 2.24 on a gift card from a rebate

Got back:
3.00 UP Reward for Pantene
1.00 UP Reward for Scrubbing Bubbles

THEN

3 Rolaids 1.00 each - 1.00/1 coupon
Complete 7.99 - 1.00/1 coupon
Purex 5.99 - 3.00/1 coupon
Crest 2.99 - 1.00/1 coupon
Clearacel 4.39 -3.00 RA coupon AND 2.00 coupon
Veet 5.19 - 3.00 coupon AND 3.00 RA coupon
-5/25 RA coupon
-5 UP Rewards from the 1st transaction
= .59 + 1.19 in tax = 1.79 on a gift card from a rebate

Got back:
1.00 UP Rewards Purex
1.50 UP Rewards Crest
7.99 Complete Single Check Rebate
10.00 Gift Card for spending 25.00 on oral care
Glam Bag full of samples and coupons

CVS
12 Sobe's BOGO with a BOGO coupon = free
5 Wheat Thins 5/5.00 - 1.00/1 coupons
= .89 tax

Grand Total out of pocket for everything on the table .89 cents!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Tops shopping..


I made another quick trip to Tops today

8 Nesquik Chocolate Milks, free after coupon 8/01 RP
5 Kozy Rice Puddings .20 after coupon 6/06 SS
11 Yoplait Greek Yogurts .40 each after printable coupon .30/1 doubled
10 Ice Tea Tubs 4.99-5.39, free after coupon 5/23 SS
Misc grocery items
-5.00 catalina from Kraft buy 5 cheeses
= 8.89 oop, saved 85.64!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tops 8/08, a few freebies and great deals!


There is not much going on this week, just a few sales and good deals.

I ran to Tops today for a few things, and to use my 10.00 catalinas from last weeks Kelloggs deals.. I got a bunch of groceries, nothing exciting, just things for dinner this week, and a few freebies, My total was 126.46, used 120.17 in coupons, spent 16.29 and got 5.00 back from Kraft!

4 Nesquik Chocolate Milk 10/10.00
-.50/1 8/01 SS = free

Kozy Shack Rice Pudding 10/10.00
-.40/1 = .20 each

Kraft Cheese 2.99*5 = 14.95
-1.00/1 peelies on the bags = 5.00
= 9.95 out of pocket
Got 5.00 Catalina for buying 5 Kraft
= 4.95 or .99 each!

4C Ice Tea 4.99 BOGO
6 Tubs 29.94
6 Cans 29.94
-29.94 BOGO sale
-29.94 BOGO coupon 5/23 SS
= 12 for FREE!

Valasic Pickles 2.49
Valasic Pickles 2.49
-55/1 printable = 1.39 each

Total 12.93
-10.00 Kelloggs Catalina from last week
= 2.93
Get 5.00 Catalina back!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Awesome Kellogg's deal at Tops!


2 Nutri Grain Bars

14 Cereals

56 Eggo’s

50 Snack Crackers

46 Pop Tarts

10 Sun Crystals

4 Ziplock Storage Bags

4 Lysol Wipes

= $13.34 out of pocket

10.00 "on your next purchase" coupon left over

Saved $320.20

187 items = .07 each!!

This was totally a once in a lifetime deal! Basically, Kelloggs is doing the "fuel for school" promotion again, last year it was a 10.00 rebate, this year a 10.00 catalina, which was totally better!

10 Kelloggs/Keebler items, most 1.99 each

- coupons from the paper

- Tops doublers

= 10.90 or 11.98 each time (depending on what I grabbed)

-10.00 catalina from the last transaction

= .90 to 1.98 oop each tome, get another 10.00!


Over and over and over 17 times!!


I also updated my totally from June until today.. I am actually under-spending!



Monday, June 14, 2010

Tops, last week.


Since these deals are over, I am not going to break them down.

18.03 oop, will get a 10.00 Mastercard for the wipes and tide stain stuff
Saved 133.57

Rite Aid Trip!


I should start off by saying I was super sick last week.. thought I was going to be admited to the hospital it was soooo bad! So not much shopping went on, or blog updating, or even updating my totals. I really have not shopped much in the last few months.. but I am feeling my 19th wind.. and its on! I went to Tops and RA last week, and RA again today but I am just going to cover RA right now.. time is short!

Lysol Wipes 2.79 - 1.00 coupon hanging on the bottle
ProGlide Razor 8.79 - 4.00 coupon from paper
Listerine 3.99 - 1.00 coupon from the paper
Blinks 7.99 - 2.00 coupon from paper
Goldfish .49
M&M's .79
-5/20 RA coupon
-11.99 UP rewards from Huggies last week
= .65 cents, on a RA giftcard from a past rebate = 0.00 oop

Coppertone 8.99 - 1.00 printable coupon - 3.00 RA coupon
Gillette Bodywash 2.99
Gillette Bodywash 2.99 - BOGO coupon from paper
Herbal Essences shampoo 2.49 - 1.00 coupon from paper
Herbal Essences conditioner 2.49 - 1.00 coupon from paper
-5/20 RA coupon
= 6.48, on a gift card, nothing oop

Coppertone 8.99
Scrubbing Bubbles 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from paper
Schick Hydro 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from the paper
-5/20 RA coupon
= 2.87 on a gift card, .89 cents oop

Coppertone 8.99 -1.00 printable coupon - 3.00 RA coupon
Scrubbing Bubbles 6.99 - 5.00 coupon from paper
Advil 5.49
-5/20 RA coupon
-4.00 UP rewards from Coppertone this week
= 3.74 oop

Grand total out of pocket: 4.63 oop, saved 109.56

AND THEN... the best part...

Single Check Rebate
7.99 Blinks
5.00 ProGlide
.50 Lysol
2.99 Listerine
10.00 for spending 25 on Coppertone
2.99 Gillette Bodywash
3.00 Herbal Essences
= 32.48

6.00 Up Rewards (2.00 for each Coppertone)

6.99 Schick Try Me Free rebate released TODAY!

= 40.83 money maker.

Thanks RA!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tops and Walmart... good deals!

Tops

4 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

= 5.16 oop, saved 14.95, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups


1 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

= 5.16 oop, saved 14.95, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups


4 Solo Cups 2.50 each - .75/1 doubled to 1.50 = 1.00

4 Snyder Pretzels 2.50 each – 1.00/1 coupon I found near the beer at Tops = 1.50 each

18 Hungry Jack pancake pouches .79 each – 1.00/2 (5/23 RP) = .29 each

-4.00 coupon from the cups

-4.00 coupon from the cups

= 7.57 oop, saved 35.72, got a coupon for 4.00 off my next trip for buying 4 Solo cups

Will submit for the “Spend 15.00 on salty snacks and other summer items get 8.00 back” rebate found at Tops in the beer section.


Tops

6 Digiorno Pizzas 6.49 each – 3.00/1 Facebook printable coupon = 3.49 each

2 4C Ice Tea 3.99

2 4C Ice Tea To Go 3.99 – 3.99 (free to go when you buy the canister coupon 5/23 SS)

4 Nestle ready to drink milks 1.29 each - .50/1 (5/2 SS) doubled to 1.00 = .29 each

4 Musketeers Mint Bars .50 each - .25/1 (5/16 RP) doubled to .50 = free

= 30.08 oop, saved 51.54

Will submit for the Kraft Rebate (“like” Kraft on facebook to get a rebate form) spend 30 get 10.00 back for the pizzas, which are made by Kraft


Walmart

18 S Bar Franks 1.00 each – 1.00/2 (5/16 SS) = .50 each

2 String Cheese 3.56 each – 3.00/2 (5/2 SS) = 4.12 for both

1 Animal Crackers 1.94, no coupon

1 Marshmallow 1.00

1 Graham Cracker 2.49

1 Hershey Bar 6 pack 2.75 – 1.00/3 Smores coupon, found on the display at Walmart

= 20.29 oop, saved 13.00

Will submit for the Sorrento cheese rebate, buy 2 get 5.00 back, found on the package, limit 5 per household, makes it a .88 money maker!


Summary 68.22 oop, saved 133.13, will get back 23 in rebates, making this all cost just 45.22!!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tops.. and DIAPER MAN!


Tops
2 Lucky Charms 1.99, used .55/1 doubled = .89 each
2 Cheerios 1.99, used .55/1 doubled = .89 each
8 Nesquick 1.29, used .50/1 doubled = .29 each
= 5.88 oop, saved 21.20

Rite Aid

There is HOT HOT HOT diaper deal at Rite Aid!

Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-5/25.00 RA coupon
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
= 12.97 oop
get a coupon for 11.99 off, for buying 3 huggies products

THEN
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-5/25.00 RA coupon
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
-3.00 Huggies printable
= 12.97
-11.99 from first transaction
= .98 for 3 AND another 11.99 back!

Rinse and Repeat!

Total for all 12 packs of diapers $16.75, plus a coupon for a free pack, plus 11.99 coupon left to use!

Thats 324 diapers or just .05 cents a diaper! HOLY COW!

Saved 139.96!




Thursday, May 13, 2010

Updates...

I updated my totals again ... and here are a few pictures I never posted from the last 3 weeks.





FYI - The Dole apple crisp thingys... not worth buying!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hot deals at Wags this week!


I got 4 meters, used 4 free coupons, got 10.00 RR for each, ended up with 40.00 RR

Stayfree 2.99, used 2.00/1 from 3/28 RP (get 3.00 RR back)
Skintament 2.99 (get 3.00 RR back)
2 Huggies Wipes 5.00, used 1.00/2 from 4/18 SS
2 Scotch Packing Tapes .99 each, with in-ad coupon, 1.00/ printable, making them free
1 Potting Soil 2.99
= 10.97
used 10.00 RR, paid 2.35 including tax, got 6.00 RR

*4 transactions

9.40 oop, ended with 24 in RR + all that stuff saved $175.08

I also went grocery shopping at Aldi for the things I dont have coupons for, spend 34.71


Tops (last week)
Jelly 1.69 each, used .75/1, doubled to 1.50 = .19 each
Yogurt 2.00 each, used .75/1, doubled to 1.50 = .50 each
Tuna 1.10, used .55/1, doubled to 1.10 = free
Chicken breast .99/lb
= 18.65 oop

Friday, April 23, 2010

Updated...

I know I have not posted in weeks! Bad Blogger!!

I was out of town for a week, I actually have not really shopped in the last 3 weeks (thats the beauty of extreme coupon shopping!) Aside from milk, eggs (which are on sale at Tops .69 a doz) and fruits and veggies.. we have not needed anything really!

I updated my totals for ya:

$3000.00

Spent: $1,033.55
Saved: $4,854.87
Rebates received: $192.27 <-- added back into budget
Gift cards received: $185.00 <-- added back into budget
Left to spend: $2,338.72

Money made: $457.01

We are 16 weeks into the year, which means I am spending an average of $41.33 a week, and I could spend up to $57.69 a week and still meet my goal of $3000 bucks this year! And this has included stockpiling more things, which means I should be able to do this next year as well!



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Enter the "It's Great to be a Mom at Hotcouponworld" Mother's Day Wishlist Contest Now through May 2nd - Page 2 - Hot Coupon World

Enter the "It's Great to be a Mom at Hotcouponworld" Mother's Day Wishlist Contest Now through May 2nd - Page 2 - Hot Coupon World

You guys know I LOVE HCW! Right now they are running a contest, where Mama's can win their amazon.com wishlists! Head over and enter! ( I get nothing for this "free advertising" dont worry!) I just know as moms we put ourselves LAST!

I wished for things to make me a healthier mom, so I am around to raise my kids for a LONG time!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kmart super doubles!


It takes a lot to get me to go to KMart (mine is NOT in the nicest part of town!) But for super doubles.. Ill go!

4 Snuggle 4.00 each, -3.00/1 coupon = 1.00 each
5 Soft Scrub Total 2.99 -1.50/1 coupon, doubled = free
= 4.00, 2.06 tax = 6.06 total, saved 35.91

Budweys
Dole Fruit 2.99 * 10 = 29.90
Chocolate Syrup 1.99 (no coupon, my girls asked nicely!)
-5.00/30.00 Budweys coupon (stuck on the front page of the Buffalo News)
(10) .75/1 Dole doubled 1.50
= 11.90 oop, saved 20.00

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finishing up March

So, I updated my totals again.

$3000.00

Spent: $881.63
Saved: $4,660.51
Rebates received: $146.27 <-- added back into budget
Gift cards received: $185.00 <-- added back into budget
Left to spend: $2,449.67

Money made: $354.01

Figure we are 12 weeks into the year, so I am averaging just $45.86 a week... and to spend just $3000 this year, thats $57.69 a week.. so I am under!!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Match ups

For a list of items on sale, and the coupons to use, check the match ups over at Hot Coupon World!




Tops/Quality Market

Snuggle Liquid 3.99

-3.00/1 coupon from 3/28 RP

= .99 after coupon

Wegmans

90% Lean ground Beef 1.99lb <-- great price!

Aldi

Salad .39 a bag WOW!

Family Dollar

80count Snuggle Sheet 3.00

-3.00/1 coupon from 3/28 RP

Free after coupon

Budwey's

Green Giant Steamers 5/5.00

-.50/1 coupon, doubled to 1.00 (buy this coupon here)

free after coupon

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tops


20 Birds Eye Steamers, free after coupon (bought the coupon from www.lorihas3kids.com)
15 Yeast Packets, .99 after coupon
9 Bumble Bee Tuna, free after coupon (bought the coupon from Lori)
4 Quaker Rice cakes .16 each after coupon
4 Quaker Gronola Bars, 1.00 each after coupon
= 19.52 oop, saved 78.55

I also scored 200 more gas points, which brings my total savings per gallon to 1.10! Which is $27.50 in savings on 25 gallons!


E-Mealz.. my dinner savior!

"MOOOOOMMMMMMMM whats for dinner.. I'm STARVING!"

How many times a week do you hear that??

I use E-Mealz.com for all my dinner recipes and ideas! Each week I am emailed a 7 day menu and complete grocery list! How easy is that!

You can pick from dozens of different "menu" options, like regular food, low fat, point based (think weight watchers) you can also pick from general grocery store, walmart only, aldi only... lots of options!

For just $1.25 each week its a no brainer!

The menus each week super cheap.. so even without coupons you can shop each week for $75-85 bucks! And add in coupons.. I am shopping for around $20.00 bucks a week!

Hows the food you ask? AWESOME! My kids have asked for several of the menu items again, but since I get a new menu each week.. we have not had a repeat dinner in MONTHS! I will admit, there are a few duds here and there, things I know my family wont eat, but its not like I dont have a mind of my own anymore, I just think of something else for dinner that night!

E-MEALZ EASY AND DELICIOUS DINNER RECIPES


Friday, March 26, 2010

Walmart Trip

Lunchables are on sale at Jubliee for 1.25 each, I bought coupons from http://www.lorihas3kids.com/ for 1.00/1. I also had .55/1 Recess Peanut Butter Cups, dark chocolate, which are on roll back for .50 cents, which means .05 cents in overage on each one!

20 Lunchables 5.00 after coupons
26 Peanut Butter cups, free after coupon, 1.30 in overage
= 3.70 oop

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Toy Story 1 and 2 on blu-ray for 15.98!

If you go to here to the Disney Movie Rewards page you can print either a 5.00 off or a 10.00 off coupon for Toy Story 1 and 2.

The 5.00 off coupon is easy to print. The 10.00 off coupon requires you to enter the "upc" from the VHS copy of the movie you already own. I am sure you can find the upc if you look hard enough!

If you can print the 10.00 off coupons.. then head over to Target!

Toy Story 1 22.99
Toy Store 2 22.99
-10.00 off instantly when you buy both
-10.00 coupon
-10.00 coupon
- 15.98 for both

AND

each movie has 1 ticket to see part 3 when it comes out!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Diaper Deals are HOT this week!


Mom4Him has the links for the HOT 3.00/1 Huggies Printable coupon, you can print 2 per link, for a total of 6 per computer!

Walgreens Deal
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-9 in coupons (3.00/1 use 3)
=17.97 oop, get a 5.00 RR for buying 3 Kimberly Clark products
I used my 5.00 RR to buy 3 more packs, and a new 5.00 RR printed, which means you can "rinse and repeat" this deal as many times as you like!
No limit, but you can only buy 3 packs at a time

Rite Aid Deal
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
Huggies 8.99
= 26.97
-9 in coupons (3.00/1 use 3)
-6 in coupons (RA video value coupon, 2.00/1 use 3)
-5/25.00 RA video value coupon, or from coupons.com
= 6.97 oop
You also get a Single Check Rebate for 1.00 back, but just once
No limit, but it works best 3 packs at a time

CVS
Pampers 8.99
-2.00 coupon from the P&G insert a few weeks ago
= 6.99
Get 3.00 Extra Care Bucks
Limit 2 packs per CVS card

I did the Walgreens deal 2 times, Rite Aid 3 times and CVS 2 times, for a total of 19 packs

I spent 39.25 oop (used RR's, Gift Card for RA and ECB's to lower my oop) and saved 191.83!

It works out to be just .06 cents per diaper! Thats HOT HOT HOT! (retail diapers can be anywhere from .25-.35 cents each!)

Tops ... healthy snacks and gas!

Tops is running a special right now, buy 8 items get 200 bonus gas points... I normally don't get all excited about these deals, because they arnt ever really good.. this one however.. IS!

4 Quaker Rice Cakes .16 each after coupon
4 Quaker Granola Bars 1.00 each after coupon
= 4.67 oop

I did this 4 times, total oop 18.67, saved 65.80

I earned .80 cents off a gallon of gas. After I fill my tank, and the gas cans for the mower for the summer, (30 gallons total) I will have saved another $24.00!

I also got 8 boxes of corn dogs. They are BOGO 3.49/2 - 1.00/2 coupon = 2.49 for 2, or 1.25 each

All the coupons I used today are from the 2/14 Red Plum

Total oop 28.64, saved 83.76

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Updating my totals... again.

I have been a bad blogger. Plus I have been very busy. I made a few trips last week.. here are pictures and updated totals. I will try and blog better from now on!

I dont have the break down, but all 3 pictures were just 19.65 oop, with a $10.00 RA gift card for spending $30 on Procter and Gamble products and a 1.00 Single Check Rebate for the toothpaste. $10.00 back from Quality Market for spending $40.00 on frozen food, and $5.00 RR back fro Walgreens for spending $20.00 on cookies. So I spent 19.95, and have 26.00 coming back!






Year to date:
Spent: 678.85
Saved: 4227.39
Rebates: 115.27
Gift cards: 165
Left to spend: 2601.42




Sunday, March 7, 2010

Updating my totals

I have not updated my totals in a while..

As of today:

Spent: $506.93
Saved: $3800.28
Rebates: $110.27 (back into budget)
Gift cards: $140.00 (back into budget, remember, there are gift cards earned through rebates, not purchased out of pocket)
Total left to spend: $2743.88

Money Made: $217.37 (includes rebates from 2009 still coming in)

And a few pictures I forgot to post!

Walgreens: 24 Purex, free after coupon = 6.24 in tax

Rite Aid: 3.69 total out of pocket, will submit for a 15.00 rebate from Olay

Walgreens: 1.56 total out of pocket



Friday, March 5, 2010

Target and Walmart

Target UP and UP wipes are 1.89, on the UP and UP baby wash are coupons for .75/1 Wipe coupons... it makes them 1.14 each, for 88 wipes, makes them .01 cents each! Thats my stock up price!!

12 Up and Up wipes 1.14 each = 13.68
2 Body wash = 3.58 - 4.00 coupon = .42 overage
= 13.26 + 1.38 tax = 14.64 oop

Walmart
45 Beechnut Let's Grow meals 1.08 each - 1.00 coupon = .08 each
5 Beechnut Banana Cookies 1.74 each - 1.00 coupon = .74 cents each
= 7.30 oop

Total oop 22.56, saved 63.00 bucks

And.. .hello to my super friendly cashier at the new Walmart in Niagara Falls... welcome to my blog! I hope you can learn to save money too!




Monday, March 1, 2010

Laundry soap and body wash!

So, I went to Walmart for more laundry soap, to give away, since I have at least 2 years worth already. Walmart was out of the 50oz bottle of All 2x that matches the Big Lots ad, so the gal said she would sub for the All 3x, which did not match the coupon. So she looked at the coupon, which was good only on 50oz or larger, and said I could get the 50oz 3x All with my coupon, and would still price match to Big Lots... it was 6.88 a bottle.. and I got it for .50 cents! HOLY COW! The best part, its for HE washers and dryers, which my best friend has.. and now shes the proud owner of 2 years worth of laundry soap, for 6 bucks!! Its 600 loads, thats just a penny a load!

Target had 8 oz bottles of Gillette body wash for 1.78 each and Gillette Clinical Sport deoderant for 1.78 as well. There was a coupon in the 2/21 P&G insert for 4.00/2, which makes them both free! I got all 18 bottles for 2.51 in tax!

Spent 11.14, saved 105.20

Walmart/Tops, buying for rebates

Ok.. I had several rebates that expired 2/28, so I needed to go shopping.. TODAY!

Tops:
8 Yakisoba = free after coupon
4 No Yolks noodles = .29 after coupon
18 Yogurts = .30 after coupon
8 Bumble Bee Tuna = free after coupon
4 Bryers Kids yogurts = .50 after coupon/raincheck
Misc grocery items
= 12.36 oop, saved 43.75

Walmart:
10 All Laundry Soap = .50 each, after coupon/pricematch from Big Lots
Dog Food = 16.50 no coupon, no savings... bummer!
Misc grocery items
= 30.40 oop, of that 3.63 was tax, saved 20.00

20.00 worth of ground beef
60.00 worth of deli lunch meat/cheese
= 80.00 oop
will submit for deli rebate and ground beef rebate, will get back 55.00

Grand total 124.76 oop, will get back 55.00, actual spent after rebate 69.76

I will update my totals later today when I update my spreadsheet. More shopping today as well!