Saturday, February 28, 2009
Go to your swagbuck account and enter code BirthdayBuck (this worked yesterday -- this is case sensitive)
If you are not a swagbucks member go here: http://swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=321031 I have been a member for only 1 month and I am only 15 points away from a $5 Amazon gift card. I know $5 bucks isn't much, but the only thing I did to earn it is use swagbucks as my search engine! It is extremely easy, especially if you upload their tool bar.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Rite Aid seems to have more deals this week than CVS. Here are the highlights.
Garnier Fructis money maker on select shampoo/conditioner/styling product:
$2.99 - $1 coupon from insert = $1.99 get $2.99 single check rebate (scr)
Kotex - buy 2 select products get $2 scr. There are $1 off Kotex product coupons from on of the January inserts making your total after coupons and SCR $2 for 2 products.
Aquafresh - Buy 10 get $10 SCR. The cost for 10 would be $19.95 before coupons. If you have enough coupons this could be free toothpaste (I don't have enough coupons and I have too much toothpaste already)
Soy Joy money maker - Buy 10 for $5 and get $5 back. I have $3 off 10 from a recent insert. If you don't have that coupon try this one twice: http://www.soyjoy.com/special-offers.aspx
Wrigley's gum is bogo and there are bogo coupons out there making 2 packs of gum free.
Zilactin tooth ache medicine Free after SCR. Not something that I need, but one of you might.
If your total comes to $25 or more, give them this coupon first (before your other coupons) to take $5 off your $25 order:
CVS has the Gillette Gamer Razor on sale again this week for $7.99 with $3.99 back in ecbs. If you have the $4 coupon from the P&G insert, it is free after ecbs. Since I did this same deal last week I already have $3.99 in ecbs. So here is my transaction $7.99 - $4 Coupon - $3.99 ecbs = free razor get back $3.99 in ecbs to use next week.
CVS also has a Revlon deal (buy $20 get $10 ecbs). There were coupons in a recent insert for Revlon too. This may or may not be a good deal for you (I don't use a lot of makeup)
Venus Razor Buy 2 in one transaction and get a $5 Target card. If you have the recent P&G coupons, there is a coupon in there for $2 off a Venus Razor. Here is a link for a Target coupon for $3 off Venus Razors http://sites.target.com/site/en/supertarget/page.jsp?title=coupons_specials
Here is the breakdown:
2 Venus Razors $15.98
- 2 P&G Coupons $4.00
- 2 Target Coupons $6.00 = $5.98 get back a $5 gift card
They may not allow you to use 2 Target Coupons at the same time, but my Target does.
Kmart is doubling coupons this week. There policy is to double coupons upto $2. In otherwords at $2 coupon becomes a $4 coupon. I was in there today and I did not find that many great deals. Kmart's prices seem to be higher than other places. You might find something that is a good deal to you.
Kmart's rules for doubling: 1) They will only take 25 coupons per transaction and they will only take 4 coupons of a kind. Until this week they did not take internet coupons, but I have heard that the are excepting them this week. My ad, however, still states that they are not excepting them.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I started the week with only $4 in ecbs. I ended the week with $17 in ecbs and only spent $2 out of pocket.
- 2 Neutragena Soap Bars $6 - $2 coupon - $4 ecbs = free - got back $10 in ecbs
- 6 - 12 packs of cokes $21 - $7 (2 bogo coupons) - $3 (3 $1 coupons) - got back $10 in ecbs
-1 Razor $7.99 - $4 coupon - got back $3.99 in ecbs
-1 Colgate Total $3 - $1.50 Coupon - got back $2.99 in ecbs
I also had a CVS $5 off $30 coupon for this transaction and my total after all coupons and ecbs was $2. I was then handed $17 in ecbs for my next visit.
I got all of this for $8.50. I was hoping to do better than this, but one of my coupons didn't work. Here is the breakdown:
2 Parmesean Cheeses (free)
2 Quaker rice cake snacks (.20/each)
2 boxes of Orville Redenbacher Popcorn (.59 each)
1 Starkist Tuna (.19)
2 Betty Crocker Potato Pouches (.25/each)
2 bags of Tostitos ($2.50 each)
1 Tostito's Salsa (free)
1 loaf of French Bread (free)
1 loaf of Arnold Bread (.50)
1 package of Thomas' English Muffins (.50)
I got all of this for under $4 bucks. Here is my tally:
15 Wacky Mac (free after .50 printable)
2 Ziploc Bags (free after coupon from Andrea's party -- Thanks Andrea)
2 Ortega Fajita Spices (free after .75/2 coupon)
2 packages of Hormel Pepperoni (.14 each after .55 coupon)
1 Mt. Olive Relish (.06 after .50 coupon)
3 Lysol Toilet Cleaners (.59 after .75 coupon)
1 Soy Sauce (free after .55 coupon)
1 Pompeiian Cooking Sherry (.70 after .50 internet printable coupon)
6 tubes of Grands Cinnamon Rolls (.25 each after .75/3 coupon)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
1) Colgate Total Toothpaste: Buy it for $2.99 and receive $2.99 in ecbs, limit 2. This is a money maker if you have coupons. I have at least one coupon for $1.50 off from All You Magazine.
2) Gillette Gamer Razor: Buy it for $7.99 - $4 coupon from last Sunday's paper and receive $3.99 in ecbs (FREE). They had this same deal last week and I hear they will do it again next week. As far as I know, if you have enough coupons, you can do this deal each of the 3 weeks, yielding 3 free razors and each razor has one refill. I rarely pay more than pennies for razors either. Limit 1 for this week.
3) Diet Coke: Buy $20 worth of Diet Coke and receive $10 in ecbs. I am hoping that Coke Zero is included. If you buy six 12 packs it will come to $21 and then you will receive $10 in ecbs. Not a bad deal in itself. But, if you participate in mycokerewards.com, you can cash in some of your points for buy one get one (bogo) free coupons or $1 off coupons. Potentially you could use 3 bogo coupons making your out of pocket $10.50 and you would receive $10 in ecbs. Not free, but .50 for six 12 packs is an awsome deal. Limit 1.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
1) Both Lowes and Home Depot offer FREE monthly or bi-monthly building clinics for elementary aged children. Find out more at http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/ and http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&cm_mmc=THD_marketing-_-Clinics_site-_-Digitas-_-KidsClinics
2) Check out your local library. Folks -- its not just for books!! My children have attended magic shows, animal shows, movie showings, tea parties, story times, and more. All for FREE. Not to mention that they also offer DVDs and books on CDs. They might not have the latest movies, but they often have the classics.
3) Want to expose your children to the theatre or concerts? Why not check out what local High School's have to offer? The tickets are cheap and it might be just the pace you need for younger viewers.
4) Want to go to the movies? Try going to a matinee or check out a movie theatre that shows second run movies (usually for $2 or $3 bucks). Not free, but not bad for an occasional outing.
5) As spring rolls around, why not consider having a picnic in the park. Another similar idea is a family hike and picnic.
Monday, February 9, 2009
There are 2 great buys this week at CVS. First is the Gillette Gamer Razor. It is on sale for $7.99 and you get back $3.99 in ecbs. There was a $4 coupon in this past Sunday's paper. So after the coupon you pay $3.99 out of pocket and get back $3.99 in ecbs. Making the razor free (after ecbs).
The second great find, is if you buy 3 Hallmark cards you receive $3 in ecbs. Think Valentines Day. This is very similar to the last card deal. The ad states that the cards must be $2.49, but I bought the .99 cards today and still got my ecbs. This deal has a limit of 2. So go get your 6 free cards.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I also noticed they have their pasta sauce and pasta on sale. I received in snail mail last week coupons for those items. Maybe you did too.
Betty Crocker Frosting .33 after the below coupon doubles:
Wacky Mac Pasta for .31 after coupon doubles, if you haven't already done this:
Progresso Soup for .23 after coupon (if you printed it before, you should be able to print it again because it has been reset):
Some other great deals this week:
Chicken breasts $1.79/lb
Strawberries are buy one get one free
Remember, if you have more than one of the same coupon, only the first coupon will double. So I suggest ringing up twice if you have like coupons.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
$5 off $25 at Petco (expires 2/15):
$5 off of Science Diet Petco coupon:
$5 manufacturer's coupon for Science Diet:
There were also Science Diet coupons in a recent Sunday insert.
Petco should allow you to use both their coupon and a manufacturers coupon at the same time. However, they might not allow you to use two Petco coupons in the same transactions. In other words, both the Petco Science Diet Coupon and the Petco $5 off $25 coupon.
No Petco, no worries. Petsmart ususally excepts competitor's coupons.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I made money on all of these items today at Walmart. Here is the breakdown:
Beggin Strips $2.76 - $3 coupon (see previous post about how to get a $3 Purina coupon) (profit $.48/2)
Ortega Taco Seasoning $.94/2 - $1 on 2 coupon (from a previous Sunday paper)(profit $.12/4)
Starkist Tuna Pouches $.93 - $1 coupon (I received these coupons because I am part of www.vocalpoint.com. Sign-up if you haven't already. They send great coupons and usually 4 or 5 of them. (profit $.28/4)
I bought other items along with these items, so the overages just applied to those items. Walmart will not give you money back if all you give them is coupons.
After spending only $401 dollars, I was able to then send in rebates totaling $162. So my total spent on food and groceries was $239. In addition to monetary rebates, I also sent in rebates to receive a free Disney scrapbook, a free Guitar Hero t-shirt, $120 in P&G coupons and a coupon for a free Digiorno Pizza (all based on January's purchases).
I now have the following items stock piled from January's shopping:
30 Digiorno Pizzas
20 2 litter bottles of Coke/Coke products
12 lbs of boneless, fully cooked ham (lunchmeat)
22 cans of Campbells Chunky Soup
20 packages of Kraft shredded cheese
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I never was a fan of Always. Wings or no wings, I just didn't like them. But last spring I was able to get a couple of boxes of Always Infinity for free from CVS and I loved them. Go get your free sample and see for yourself.