Sunday, July 27, 2008

CVS Trip July 27th

I have decided to write out my transactions a little different to better show what I am saving vs. spending on each item. I hope it will make it easier to see the deals I am often able to find.

I hit CVS this morning for their free make-up and a couple other items.


Revlon Eye Shadow (Reg. $11.99, Sale $9.99-$2 Q = $7.99)
3 Schick Intuition Razors (Reg. $9.99, Sale $3.99 - $4 Q= FREE)
Colgate toothpaste (Reg. $3.29, Sale $1.77- $1 CVS Q-$1 Q = Overage of .27)
Dora Bandaids (Reg. $3.29, Sale $2.99- $1 Q = $1.99)
4 Sure Deodorant (Reg. 2.89 x 4 - 2 B1G1 Q’s= $5.78)

ECB’s Earned

$6 for purchasing Sure Deodorant, $9.99 for Revlon make-up & $2 for Bandaids.

I used $15 in ECB’s and $2.33 OOP. Earned back $17.99 in ECB’s. I ended up taking all this stuff home plus earned 66 cents.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fry's Trip July 26th

Fry’s is having a big Mega Sale this week where you buy 10 items and save $5 with a limit of three per transaction. Since we are pretty well stocked up I decided to get some special snack items this week.


2 Betty Crocker Mini Delights-- $2.00 each
Fry’s Apple Sauce-- $1.99
2 Tyson chicken snacks-- $2.50 each
2 Edwards Oreo Pies--$2.00 each
Brawny Paper Towels-- $1.50
2 pkgs Sargento cheese-- $2.00 each
2 Betty Crocker cookie mix--$1.50 each
2 Franks Red Hot Sauce--$1.50 each
2 Lysol kitchen cleaner--$2.00 each
Dozen Eggs--$1.67
Country Crock butter--$2.17
2 Skintimate Shave Gel--$2.00 each
3 Dove Ice Creams--$2.00 each
Gallon milk--$2.99
Heinz Ketchup--$2.00
9 Fry’s Apple Juice--$1.50 each
20 canned veggies—20/$10

Coupons Used

$15 off for purchasing 30 sale items
.25 for bring your own bags
2 .50 off Betty Crocker Mini Delights—doubled to $1.00
$1/2 Tyson products
$1/2 Betty Crocker cookie mix
2 .35 off Frank’s hot sauce—doubled to .70
3 $1 off Dove Ice cream
2 .55 off Skintimate shave gel—doubled to $1
2 .50 off Lysol products—doubled to $1
.55 off Country Crock butter—doubled to $1
$1/2 Sargento cheeses
.50 Brawny Paper Towels—doubled to $1
2 .75 off Edwards pies—doubled to $1

I ended up spending $41.85 after sales and coupons and saved $83.96 which is 67%. Not too bad. Now to figure out where to store all the juice and veggies.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

CVS Trip July 20th

I got up bright and early this morning and was at CVS when it opened at 7 AM. I like to get my CVS trip out of the way for the week so I don’t have to try to take my son and figure out deals.

Transaction #1

2 CVS baby wipes—2/$4
2 CVS diapers—2/$12

Coupons Used

$3 off a purchase of $15
$2 off CVS product purchase

I used $10 in ECB’s and paid $1.08 OOP. I earned back $5 ECB’s.

Transaction #2

2 All Small & Mighty--$6.19 each, on sale for B1G1 Free
6 L’Oreal Vive Pro shampoo & conditioners-- $4.99 each, on sale for B1G1 Free
2 Sure Deodorants-- $2.89 each
4 Trident Extra gums-- $1.49 each, on sale for B1G1 free

Coupons Used

$3 off purchase of $15
2 $1 off All detergent
3 B1G1 free coupons for L’Oreal Vive Pro
1 B1G1 free coupon for Sure deodorant
.50 off Trident extra gum
.75 off Trident extra gum

I used a $5 ECB from last transaction and paid $2.34 OOP. I earned back $3 ECB for Sure deodorant and $2 for Trident extra gum.

It didn’t turn out quite as great as I wanted. I lost $5 in ECB’s and paid $3.42 OOP. I really needed diapers, wipes and detergent so I am happy with the trip.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fry's Trip July 19th

I have to say this is one of the biggest grocery shops I have done in awhile. I am hoping it will last us a couple weeks and I will only have to go back for a couple of items. Luckily I was able to go alone so it made the trip much easier.


2 24 pks Dasani water—free with purchase of 20 Powerade’s
5 cans jumbo olives-- $1.00 each
3 cans Rosarita Refried Beans-- $1.00 each
20 cans tomato sauce—10/$1
20 Powerades—20/$15
2 pkgs chicken breasts -- $4.58 & $4.39
Dozen eggs-- $1.00
Gallon milk--$2.99
4 boxes of crackers-- $1.50 each
2 pkgs stick butter-- .87 each
3 Pantene shampoo/conditioners—3/$7
Parmesan cheese-- $2.38
Cottage cheese-- $2.99
Apple Juice-- $1.88
4 boxes Pop Tarts-- $1.00 each
2 boxes Elbow Macaroni-- $1.50
Frozen Peas-- .97
Frozen Corn-- .97
Sharp Cheddar Cheese-- $2.17
3 loaves bread-- $1.00 each
Flour-- $1.88
2 bean dips-- $1.00 each
2 Frito’s-- $1.00 each
Block Cheddar cheese-- $2.27
Turkey lunch meat-- $3.00
2 Jiffy Muffin Mixes-- .44 each
Brown Sugar-- $1.99
Lettuce-- $1.29
2 cartons of Strawberries-- $1.00 each
2 ears of corn-- $1.00
Bananas-- $1.07

Coupons Used

.50 off 2 Barilla pasta
.60 off Daisy Cottage Cheese—doubled to $1.00
$1.00 off lunch meat
3 $2 off Pantene
3 $1 off Powerade
2 .55 off Pilgrims Pride chicken—doubled to $1.00
2 $1 off crackers
$1 off 2 Pop Tarts

After all was said and done I paid $77.20 and saved $114.88 which is 60%. I think my family should be well hydrated for awhile with all the drinks I bought.

Farmer's Market July 19th

We went to the Farmer's Market this morning. I love that place. The produce is so fresh and smells so good. Here is what we got for $8.18. My son has already eaten part of the cantaloupe. He was asking for it the whole way home.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CVS Trip July 13th

I did two transactions at CVS this morning. One of them turned out a lot better than the other.

Transaction #1

Herbal Essences shampoo-- $2.50
Herbal Essences conditioner-- $2.50
Bayer with Heart Advantage--$4.99
3 Sally Hanson nail polishes-- .99 each
CVS Makeup removal clothes-- $2.99

Coupons Used

$3 off purchase of $15
$2 off CVS face product
$3 off 2 Sally Hanson polishes—adjusted down to $2.97
$2.50 off Bayer
$3 off 2 Herbal Essences products

I used $2 in ECB and paid $1.20 oop. I earned back a $1 ECB for CVS makeup clothes and $2 for Bayer product. So on this transaction I paid 20 cents.

Transaction #2

Herbal Essences shampoo--$2.50
Herbal Essences conditioner--$2.50
3 Sally Hanson nail polishes-- .99 each
CVS Makeup removal clothes--$2.99
2 Lamisilk lotions--$3.29 each

Coupons Used

$3 off $15 purchase
$2 off CVS face product
$3 off 2 Sally Hanson nail polishes—adjusted to $2.97
Buy one get one free for Lamisilk--$3.29

I used $5.98 in ECB’s and paid 83 cents out of pocket. I earned $1 back for CVS makeup removal clothes.

I had a $3/2 Herbal Essences product coupon that for some reason it didn’t get scanned. I noticed when I got home and didn’t feel like going back to argue it. On this transaction I paid $5.81. It would have only been $2.81 if my coupon would have been rung. Oh well. I figure I get enough free stuff from CVS that I should pick and choose my battles.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fry's Trip July 8th

Today is the last day of the 77 cent sale at Fry’s so I decided to go get some more milk since we are almost out.


4 ½ gallons milk--$1.99 each
4 pkgs Bar S Hot Dogs--$1.99 each
4 cans Bush’s Baked Beans—4/$5
Eggs-- $3.19
Dannon Yogurt—managers special for $1.39
4 boxes of popsicles-- $1.99 each

Coupons Used

$1 off Dannon yogurt

When you buy $25 worth of stuff you get the milk, hot dogs, baked beans and popsicles for 77 cents each. I ended up paying $15.65 and saved $17.81.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

CVS Trip July 6th

I headed out to CVS this morning to get some Olay products that are on sale. Sadly when the cashier gave me my total he hadn’t pushed the correct key. So when I handed over my ECB my total went way over. So I had to quickly add a couple of things otherwise I would have lost almost $4 in ECB’s. After all the confusion this is what I ended up with.


Gillette 2 in 1 body wash-- $3.99
2 CVS panty liners-- .99 each
1 Olay ribbons body wash-- $5.99
2 Olay Regenerist face scrubs-- $5.99
1 Olay Regenerist cloth cleaners--$5.99
1 CVS makeup remover cloths-- $2.99
2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats--$4.29 each—b1g1 free
1 CVS paper towels 3 pk--$1.99
2 pkgs mini pretzels-- .69 each

Coupons Used

$1 off Gillette body wash
$1 off pretzels
$1 off paper towels
$2 off Olay ribbons
$2 off cvs face purchase
$3 off any face product
3 $3 off Regenerist products
$3.79 off Honey Bunches of Oats

I paid $17.99 in ECB’s and .60 oop.
I got back $10 ECB’s for purchasing $20 in Olay products, $1.98 for panty liners, $1 for the CVS facial cleaner wipes and $1 for my spring spending.

So I ended up paying $4.61 for $55.68 worth of stuff.

Staples Trip July 6th

Staples is having some good back to school deals so I stopped by and picked up a few things.


4 binders-- .25 each—regularly .99 each
1 pkg highlighters--$4.99
2 bottles Purell-- .01 each—regularly .49 each
10 2 pocket folders-- .01 each—regularly .10 each

So I saved $4.08 today with buying stuff on sale and I have already submitted my easy rebate for the highlighters. Once I get that back I will have paid $1.63 for this stuff.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fry's Trip July 3rd

I ran to the store to finish the rest of my shopping for the week. It was a nice quick trip.


2 bags Fry’s chips--$1.00 each
2 ½ gallon milk-- .77 each
2 cans green beans-- .77 each
Starbucks Truffle chocolates-- .99
Hot dog buns-- $1.39
5 boxes Jiffy corn bread mix-- .44 each
4 ears corn on the cob--$2.00
Kroger veggie dip-- $1.00
2 Kroger sour cream--$1.00 each
Popsicles-- .77
2 pkgs chicken—b1g1 free--$7.73
Dole salad-- .77
Breyers Ice cream--$1.99
Celery-- $1.99
French Fried Onions-- $2.39
Green Onions-- .79
Peaches-- $1.23

Coupons Used

.50 off French fried onions—doubled to $1.00
.75 off Dole salad—doubled to match price of .77
$1.50 off Starbucks chocolates
.25 off for bring your own bags

As you can see I didn’t have many coupons today. I ended up spending $29.81 and saving $34.03 with coupons and sales.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Walmart Trip July 2nd

My husband is working from home today so I decided to take some “me time” while my son was napping. I went to Walmart to see if I could find any good deals and pick up an All you magazine. This magazine is great because it has coupons inside. I love myself some coupons!!


3 Mott’s for Tots juices-- $2.48 each
6 Apple & Eve Juices—on clearance for 50 cents each
Muir Glen diced tomatoes-- $1.34
2 Monster Trucks-- $2.97 (these are a surprise for my son)
Zantac-- $3.98
All you magazine--$1.77

Coupons Used

$1 off Muir Glen
3 .75 off Mott’s for Tots
$5 off Zantac
3 $1/2 Apple & Eve

I was so excited to find juice for 50 cents each and to have coupons to make them free is even better. I spent $13.19 and saved $11.25 with coupons. The juice should last us at least a week.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fry's Trip July 1st

I am making Nachos for dinner tonight and realized I didn’t have any refried beans. I usually only go to the store once a week but didn’t have much to do today so off we went. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot my son started saying “cookie, cookie”. So the first place we hit was the bakery for a free cookie.


3 Pasta Roni’s-- $1.00 each
2 ½ gallons of milk-- .77 when you buy $25 worth of groceries
7 bottles of Lawry’s Marinade-- $1.00 each
7 bottles of Cattlemens BBQ sauce-- $1.00 each
1 can refried beans-- $1.19
Blue Bonnet stick margarine-- .87
Fry’s apple juice-- $1.88
3 bags of Wacky Mac-- $1.69 each

Coupons Used

$1 off 3 pasta roni’s
7 .75 off Cattlemens BBQ sauce—fry’s doubled to $1.00= free
7 .50 off Lawry’s marinade—fry’s doubled to $1.00= free
3 .50 off wacky mac
I also got 15 cents off for bringing my own bags. Thanks JoEllen!! (she got them for me as a gift)

So I spent $10.89 and saved $53.90 with coupons and sales.