Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CVS 2/23

Rumor had it that the Huggies Refill Packages were ringing up 2/$5 along with the tub's that I purchased. I went to check it out.....the CVS I went to was all out of the Refill Packages so I will have to check out another location.

I scanned my card when I got into the store and it printed out a $5 coupon when I spent $15 in the store!!! Score!! (I heard that some people were getting coupons for Huggies wipes......you could use on this great deal)

So I purchased 5 of the wipes and a drink for Madison and Myself to get me up over $15. Final price was $1.74 per tub of wipes!! Pretty good price I think. I may go to another location on Friday and see if maybe a Huggies coupon will print for me....I can hope can't I. I'm also going to be checking the packages I did buy...sometimes they put coupons in them.

You can never have too many baby wipes on hand!! And if you have too many then share with a friend you may know that could use a little extra help to make it until payday. It always seemed to be that we would be low on diapers, wipes, bread and milk two days before payday on the months we were really tight on funds. When you think about it....$1.74 a tub is not a lot of money but could possible bless someone in more ways than you know!! Keep a look out for ways you can use your savings to bless others!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Target 2/19

Today was Workshop Day for Austin's home program so that meant I needed to get out of the house to clear my head after everyone left. So a trip to Target seemed to be a great fit. I had a few coupons I wanted to use and a few prices I wanted to compare.

Cost : $31.09
Saved : $18.53 (60% savings)
Spent : $12.56

Pies for $.34 each
Excedrin for $.54 each
Lotion's for $2.12 each
Gillette deodorant and body wash were $2.12 for both of them
The cake holder was on clearance with the Valentines stuff so I snatched that up for under $2

My goal this month was to work on getting my stock pile up and I seem to have done a lot of that this month.

Next month I will be focusing more on my Food stock pile and it's back to doing Once A Month cooking and stocking up my freezer. This cooking dinner every night has killed our budget and my desire to make good meals for my family. My Fibro flares up mid afternoon so my motivation to cook is mostly non existent by the time dinner rolls around.

I'm about out of Grocery money for this month so I most likely won't post much until the 1st of March. Trying to stick to our budget and get our savings where it should be.

Walgreens - 2/18

Cost : $88.45
Saved : $61.62 (70% Savings)
Spent : $26.83 and I still have one $10 RR to use for next time.

Sorry there isn't a picture...Here is what I got.

6 boxes Nyquil $.50 each
2 boxes Dayquil $.50 each
4 gallon Milk
1 Walgreens night time pull ups
12 Valentines kids cups (were supposed to be 50% off....didn't ring up that way..ugh)
1 - 3 musketeers truffle candy (my last order I needed another item so I could use a RR)

I used a bunch of RR on these orders since they were due to expire next week. We needed milk so even though the price per gallon was higher than I like to pay I was able to use my RR to get them so it was no money out of my pocket and it meant one stop last night and not two....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Walgreens 2/16

This is the Deal I went in to get....From Hip2Save.com (note she is on the east coast so some of the match ups with the coupons don't always match up for me in Vegas)

Buy $20 of Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil 10 or 20 count or liquid 10 oz., Vapopads 5 or 6 pack, VapoSyrup 10 oz., or Formula 44 6 oz. = $10RR; Buy $15 = $5RR

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil $5 each
Buy 2 Puffs Tissue
Use 4 $2/1 Vicks coupons from the 1/17 PG
Use 2 Buy 2 Vicks products and Get 1 Free Puffs coupons from the 2/7 PG
Pay $12
Get back a $10RR
Final Cost– $2 total for all 6 items!!

I only had one of the Vicks coupons and the one that Vegas got was for $1.50 not $2.....I also only had one of the coupons for the free puffs.

I stacked up my register rewards from last week and got all of the above for $7.26 out of pocket and then got the $10 Register Reward to use at another time.

It is hard to find the Nyquil on sale for this low of a price. Even without coupons with the Register Rewards they end up being only $2.50 a box!!

Walmart 2/16

Cost : $17.24
Saved : $7.50
Spent : $9.74

Not overly great deals but I had a few coupons I wanted to use and Walmart had the best prices on them.

Got the Right Guard's for under $1 each!! Anytime I can get deodorant for under a dollar I try to stock up. There will always be a need for that!!

Target 2/16

This was the first time I've done the Target Gift Card thing....whatever it's called....Anyway if you purchase 5 of the Keebler cookies you get a $5 gift card from Target to use on your next purchase.....they were only $1.54 so that made them $.54 after the giftcard

TIP : I did the gift card transaction first and then used the $5 gift card on the second order with all the other items you see.

Cost : $33.66
Saved : $19.86
Paid : $13.80
60% Savings

Cookies - $.54 each
Glade Plug Ins - $.16 each
Shaving Cream - $.44
Hefty Baggies - $.50 each for two of them (had a save $1 on 2 coupon) .... $.85 each for the other two.

The Hefty bags are on sale for $1 and they have a save $.15 peely coupon on the front of them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I Love Walgreens!!

Cost : $62.58
Saved : $34.80
Spent : Out of Pocket...$27.78.....I have $18.50 in Register Rewards from this trip so it's like I only spent $9.28!!! (the diapers alone were $8.99 before coupons)

Other than the Candy and Gum these were all things I wanted to add to my stockpile. I hate running out of razors or bath soap and having to pay full price for it...so when the deals are this good I stock up with whatever coupons I can and as much as my budget will allow.
(It is very important that I have non-fruit or flower smelling body soap available at all times!! Otherwise I get a lecture from my husband! lol

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Commissary Match Ups for 2/11 -2/24/10

Humectant Shampoo
or MenTM 2 in 1
Shampoo and Conditioner
14.5 oz.

use : Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner, any $1/2 (3-4-10) RP-1/3(JCPenny)
Price : $.89 each

COLGATE® $1.59
Fluoride Toothpaste
Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening,
Sparkling White Mint Zing or
Cavity Protection, 6.4 oz.

use : Colgate Total, Coglate Max White, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Sensitive or Colgate Kids Toothpaste, any 4.0oz or larger .50/1 (2-20-10) SS-1/31
Price : $1.09

Moisturizing Aloe
7.5 oz.

use : Softsoap Brand Liquid Hand Soap, any .35/1 (2-20-10) SS-1/31
Price : $.44 each

SOFTSOAP® Body Wash $2.59
Pomegranate & Mango
or Shea Butter, 18 oz.

use : Softsoap Body Wash, any .75/1 (2-20-10) SS-1/31
Price : $1.84 each

Body Wash
Original or Aloe, 18 oz.

use : Irish Spring Body Wash (excludes 2.5 oz size) or Multi-Bar Pack Soap Packs, any 3-pack or larger .50/1 (wash) or .50/2 (bars) (2-20-10) SS-1/31
Price : as low as $2.29 each

Light Soup
Vegetable and Pasta,
Southwestern-Style Vegetable or
Italian-Style Vegetable, 15.3 oz.

use : Campbell's Select Harvest Soups, any .50/2 (4-30-10) SS-2/7
or - Campbell's Select Harvest, any can or bowl .50/2 (2-15-10) SS(DirectTV)-1/3
Price : $1.04 each

CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Soup $.55
Chicken Noodle or Tomato, 10.75 oz.

use : Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soups, any .40/4 (2-15-10) SS-12/13
or - Campbell's Condensed Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soups, any .40/4 (3-15-10) SS(DirectTV)-1/3
Price : $.45 each

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I went to Walgreen's to hopefully score some awesome deals and I sure did!! I have to psych myself up for Walgreen's on trips like this. I did multiple transactions to get amazing savings. (BTW the cashier I had at the Centennial and North 5th store was AWESOME!!! I asked her for her schedule so I can go back when she is there)

ok Bottom Line....

Cost : $104.88
Savings : $72.31 70% Savings
Spent : $32.57.....I also have $4 in Register Rewards for my next visit.

The pull ups alone at full price would have cost me well over $35.....This was a great trip and well worth the time it took me to get such great savings.

The candies I used as filler in order to roll some of the Register Rewards. Walgreen's system has to have an item to attache every coupon/RR to.....So with the pull ups I used a coupon but couldn't use a RR from a different purchase because it already had the coupon attached to it....So I added the really cheap candy to add items so I could use the RR. Bonus was the chocolate I added also gave an extra RR!!!


Today was the last day for the Big Game sale that Smith's had going on. So I went to take advantage of it one more time.

This picture is kind of hard to see everything but here are the totals!

Cost : $158.28
Savings : $94.66 !!!! 60% savings
Spent : $63.62

The only items that weren't part of the Big Game sale was the Oreo's....which I had coupons to get those for free....and the Candy. (however, the candy was on sale but just not part of the big sale.)

I love having a stocked pantry!!! Anything that comes my way I can handle!! Surprise visitors....I've got snacks....Last minute BBQ....I've got Chips..... I've never had the opportunity to have my pantry this stocked and I feel very blessed to be able to have so much stockpile!!


I'm not a very good Target coupon girl but today I did pretty good

Cost : $78.08
Saved : $47.10
Spent : $30.99
60% savings isn't bad.

We don't have a couple of the card games but the extra's I will stash in my closet for unexpected birthday parties or for possible gift baskets. Same with the ponies.

The My Little Pony's were buy one get one free with the coupon I had.
The card games were all about $1.25 after coupons.
The soap was $1.50 each for the foam soap and $1.25 for the Dawn dish soap. (I love the foam soap to clean my stove top and I have been out for some time just waiting for a good deal!! They are $2.25 without the coupon so that still is a good deal!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Albertsons Savings

So it looks like a big trip.....had to take three pictures to fit it all in.

Cost : $145.83
Savings : $68.81
Spent : $77.02

A few of the good items:
Air Wick Spray - $.50 each (I use these in gift baskets so I stocked up)
Wheat Thins - $1.29 each
Cereal - range from $.88 to $1.38 a box (i had different coupons ranging from $.50 to $1 off each)
Tortilla Shells - $.99 each
Tyson Chicken - two were $4 and the others were $6 (not overly great deals but I needed more quick foods in my freezer for dinners)
Pistachios - $2.50 (I think my husband likes these so I picked them up as a treat)

I'm trying to work on getting my overall stock pile up on all items.

We were blessed to be able to pay off all our credit card debt with our tax return this year!!! We are now working on getting our full Emergency fund in place. My goal is to keep enough stock pile that if anything did happen we would be good for a few months. other than bread, milk and such.

I hope everyone is having a great week and I'd love to hear about your savings.