Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Go HERE to sign up for a free Suave product, they will send you the coupon by mail. This expires at 11:59 pm tonight (January 14th) so hurry!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shopping Trips

I made a few shopping trips, and came out with some great deals! My out of pocket for everything in the two pictures below was $4.69!

12 packs cottonelle
16 rolls paper towels
4 skin effects sun screen
2 baby wipes
2 laundry detergents
5 assorted crackers
2 apple juice
1 gallon milk
2 hand soap refills
1 face wash
2 packs ball point pens
1 bag cat litter
1 muscle ointment
12 bags of veggies
and of course 1 double edition newspaper!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sam's Club

Sam's is running a promotion January 15th-21st - sign up for a new membership and receive a $25 Sam's gift card. I believe membership is $40. So, if anyone has been thinking about joining now is the time to do so!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Some CVS tips

1. When you first walk into CVS head to the price scanner/coupon machine!! Scan your Extra Care Card and wait for your coupons to spit out the side. Now once they have, scan your card again. Repeat until the screen on the machine says "no coupons available".

2. Be organized. I most always make a list of what I plan on getting, I match up my coupons to that list and paper clip them all together.

3. Take all your coupons into the store with you - you never know what you might find that you will be able to get for very little, free or even make money on!

4. Know how to hand over your coupons! This is the fun part (for me anyways). Always hand over any CVS coupons that are $/$$ of a purchase first (such as $3 off $15 purchase), then hand over your manufacturer coupons. If you do the reverse you will be costing yourself valuable dollars!

I made a quick CVS trip tonight, here is what I did to give you all an idea of how to shop wisely.

My objective was to get lysol wipes since they are on sale and I had coupons for them. Malcom had run into the store quickly before I went in and saw something he needed that was $10.50 and I did not have a coupon for. No problem! I picked up his item (just antiseptic wash for the curious) and then went to get the lysol wipes. Well, CVS had their brand of the exact same wipes but with more in the container for buy 1 get 1 half off which made the total for 2 $4.50. Then I went over the makeup because I heard that had stuff on clearance. I picked up 4 Maybelline lip glosses for $4 a piece. So my total was $31, I paid $5.47 - of course when I mean paid I mean used my extra care bucks so nothing came out my pocket. Here is what I did when I got to the register:

First gave a CVS coupon for $3 off a $15 purchase
Then gave a CVS coupon for $3 off a $15 cosmetic purchase (that the wonderful coupon machine spit out)
Next was a CVS coupon for $3 off any CVS brand item
Last was 4 Maybelline coupons for $4 off any lip item

So, the lip glosses were free with my manufacturer coupons, and since I bought 4 of them I got to use the 2 $3/$15 coupons which gave me $6 off my purchase of the other items. How fabulous! I'm sorry if my post is confusing, I'm not so good at explaining 'couponing' but oh how I'm addicted to it!