Archive for March, 2009
Oh, the deals rock at KMart this week. Especially since I have a $5/$50 coupon. Sign up for yours here! I’m also excited KMart started taking internet printable coupons! That makes a good thing so much better.
Here’s what I’m guessing is going to be my first out of many trips this week.
And here’s the breakdown:
(4) Luden’s cough drops $1.49 each
(4) KY jelly $3.99 each
(4) Lysol spray $4.50 each (was supposed to be $2.50 each, I wasn’t paying attention. )
(4) Lysol 4 in 1 All Purpose cleaners (the big refill one) $2.50 each
(2) Windex wipes $2.50 each
(3) Bounty Basic 2 pks. $2.99 each
(4) Glade candles $2.50 each
(4) Lime Away cleaners $2.50 each
(4) Visine eye drops $3.99 each
(8) Pringles $.99 each
(2) KMart reusable grocery bags $1.49 each
Subtotal: $110.75 (I think, that receipt was a killer to type in!)
$5/$50 KMart coupon
(4) $1.00 Luden’s MQ
(4) $2.00 KY MQ
(4) $1.00 Lysol spray MQ
(4) $1.00 Lysol all purpose cleaner MQ
(2) $1.50 Windex IP
(3) $1.00 Bounty MQ (got this from PandG Year of Savings)
(2) $1.50 off 2 Glade candles (I read the Q wrong and thought it was off 1!)
(4) $1.00 Lime Away MQ
(4) $2.00 Visine tears MQ
(4) $1.00 off 2 Pringles MQ
New total after doubles: $10.90 (+tax)
This trip would really have rocked if I’d payed better attention to my coupons and the how the register rang items up. I payed an additional $8.00 on the Lysol ($2.00 each can) and I thought the Glade candles would be free since I read my coupon wrong. That cost me an additional $4.00. In fact, if I hadn’t had those coupon mishaps, I might have been in the negative! I love that $5 off $50 coupon!
Now, I’ve gotta go organize some coupons! I’m planning on hitting up CVS, Walgreens and KMart again on the morrow! Happy shopping!
(Oh, I purchased the KMart bags as a way to support KMart. I also love reusable shopping bags! I think it’s awesome that they’ve had doubles every month this year so far! Go KMart!)
Check out Shiloh’s new haircut. We are loving it. I think it’s too cute and she likes that it doesn’t tangle as easily as it did!
You know, you can have fun with your family without breaking the bank. We’ve really cut back on how much we spend on entertainment, but that doesn’t mean we don’t do things for entertainment!
My oldest kiddos received free hockey tickets at school last week. We decided that since Rebekah could go for free we would look into hockey prices. Adult tickets were $11.00 each. We decided that $22.00 was a pretty good deal for a family of five to attend a hockey game.
I’m glad we went. Both Shiloh and Landon have been to hockey games, but neither could remember them. It’s been a long, long time! Hockey is one of Josh’s favorite sports and since we’re going to a basketball game for my birthday (Go Spurs!) it was nice to let him see his favorite sport too!
The kids were thrilled. Landon loves sports and knew Dad loved hockey so he was instantly in love with everything. He was the most enthusiastic fan there. In fact, our section won a contest for cheering the loudest and everyone in the three rows behind us and the two rows in front (we had third row seats) was pretty sure Landon was the one who made it possible for us to win! The kid has some lungs.
Rebekah was thrilled with all the clapping and music and she danced and cheered and giggled and had a blast. She was fun to watch! I thought she’d be a pain to keep up with but she was really good. She loved the noise! She loves the chicken dance.
Shiloh at first was a bit distraught by the roughness of the game. Once she realized that it was part of the game and not just lots of bad sportsmanship, she was okay with the slamming people against the wall and sandwiching guys between you and a teammate kind of stuff. She never could bring herself to yell, “Fight! Fight!” when there was the possibility of conflict (and there were no actual fights). She’s my pacifist. She did really get into the game though…and had a great time talking about horses with two girls sitting on the row behind us!
Unfortunately, our Seawolves lost, 2-3. We, however, had a really great time! And maybe I’ll make it back to another hockey game in the next 6 years or so!
I had a $10/$50 coupon expiring last night and I also transferred a prescription so I had a nice shiny, new giftcard to use. (My last $20 gift card got used up on Saturday. I got it for Christmas and it lasted me this long! Just in time! I was nervous I might actually have to start paying for things at CVS!)
Here’s my loot.
And here’s the breakdown. I only did one transaction, since I was using a $10/$50.
(4) Glade scented oil candles 3 pk. $2.50 each
(1) Irish Spring Blast bodywash $4.99
(4) L’Oreal Hip Eyeshadows $5.00 each
(1) Dry Idea deodorant $2.99
(2) Aveeno itch cream 1 oz. $4.49 each
(1) Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste $3.29
$10/$50 CVS coupon
(1) Glade buy two get one free scented oil candles MQ (there are tons of Glade Q’s out there…I’m behind on coupon filing and it’s getting me!)
(4) $2.00 off any L’Oreal Hip product
(1) $5.00 off any 2 L’Oreal Paris CVS coupon (got this in the mail)
(1) $2.00 off any 1 L’Oreal Paris CVS coupon (got this in the mail)
(1) $2.00 Dry Idea IP
(2) $2.00 off any Aveeno IP
(1) $.75 off any Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste MQ
New total: $.02 (+tax)
ECB’s earned: $18.99
Total value of products: $50.25
Total OOP: $.02
Total ECB’s used: $15.98
Total ECB’s earned: $18.99
Have I ever mentioned that I love CVS?
Check out more CVS deals at Deal Seeking Mom!
Walgreens may have had the best deals this week but I’m ever faithful to my favorite store and stopped by CVS this afternoon. I burned a lot of ECB’s (again!). Good thing I had quite a stash.
Here’s the loot.
And the breakdown…
(2) 12 pk. case of Sprite $3.25 each
(2) 12 pk. case of Barqs $3.25 each
(2) Herbal Essences conditioners $2.88 each
(2) Palmolive dish washing liquid $1.49 each
(6) Mars Spring Mix $2.50 each
(1) Crest Pro-Health $2.99
(2) Glad Air Fresheners $1.89 each
(1) Total cereal $3.34
(2) Lucky Charms cereal $3.33 each (My kids are in heaven…I hardly ever get this.)
$10/$50 CVS coupon (from coupon scanny machine)
(1) $1.00 Crest Pro-health MQ
(1) $3.00 off 2 Herbal Essences MQ
(1) $1.00 off 2 Glade air fresheners MQ
(1) $1.00 off 2 Glade air fresheners CVS coupon (from scanny machine)
(3) $1.00 General Mills MQ
New total: $.52 (+tax)
ECB’s earned: $18.00
Once again, not fantastic, but I got a few groceries!
I haven’t had the best of luck at Walgreens. I often skip their deals. The Walgreens in my town has terrible customer service and I can’t stand to go in it. There is a Walgreens in a neighboring city that I love…but it’s about 20 minutes away! After reading some spectacular deals at Walgreens this week I decided it was definitely worth a trip. I was not wrong.
I was beginning with no register rewards and only $18.48 on my Walgreens giftcard, so my OOP wasn’t exactly fantastic. I was still very pleased with the way it all worked out. And the cashier and manager were perfectly wonderful!
Here’s my loot.
And here’s the breakdown…
Transaction #1 (this is huge!)
(1) Walgreens headache relief 20 count $2.99
(1) Axe DePoof Shampoo $5.99
(1) Sambacol Cold & Flu $10.00
(4) Glade Sense and Sprayl $7.99 each
(6) Garnier shampoos $2.99 each
(7) Garnier conditioners $2.99 each
(14) Garnier stylers $2.99 each
(4) Colgate total with free travel size $3.49 each
(4) Coffeemate french vanilla liquid creamers $2.49 each (BOGO)
(3) Huggies Gentle Care jumbo pack diapers $10.00
Subtotal: $180.61 (+tax)
(1) $10.00 ES Walgreens Sambacol coupon
(1) $4.00 Sambacol MQ
(4) $4.00 Glade Sense and Spray MQ’s
(4) $4.00 ES Walgreens Glade Sense coupons
(4) $1.50 Colgate Total MQ’s
(4) $2.50 ES Walgreens Colgate Total coupons
(4) $1.50 Coffeemate MQ’s
(13) $1.00 Garneir shampoo/conditioner MQ’s
(14) $1.00 Garnier styling product MQ’s
(28) $2.00 ES Walgreens Garnier coupons
New total: $29.25 ($12.64 of this was tax. Ouch!)
Gift card amount: $18.48
Total OOP: $10.77
Recieved $10.00 Register Rewards
(At this point the ladies in the line behind me were practically cheering. One lady told me she was so glad she’d been behind me and that was one of the most amazing things she’d ever seen. Imagine if I’d had Register Rewards from last week to use!)
(3) Huggies Gentle Care jumbo pack $10.00 each
(3) $5.00 Huggies MQ’s
New total: $17.10 ($2.10 was tax)
Received $10.00 Register Rewards
Same as transaction #2.
(1) Chromax Advanced Memory Formula (bonus double pack!) $19.99
(1) Snickers bar $.69
(2) $10.00 Register Rewards
New total: $2.13 ($1.45 was tax)
Total value of products: $261.29
Total OOP: $47.10 ($18.29 of this was tax)
Total Register Rewards left: $10.00
Total rebate expected: $28.97
I made a small trip to CVS and a trip to Rite-Aid last week. At CVS I only picked up a few things…my store was out of a couple free after ECB items. Which is really okay, since they are usually well stocked and always have excellent service. I won’t complain.
Here’s the loot:
2 Jumbo packs of Pampers Easy Ups $20.00
1 Carnation Instant Breakfast $4.99
1 CVS brand vitiman D $2.99
(2) $2.00 Pampers MQ’s
(1) $.75 Carnation MQ
New total: $.23 (+ tax)
ECB’s earned: 12.98
Total value of products: $27.98
Total OOP: $.23
ECB’s earned: 12.98
(I always burn EB’s when getting diapers. Pretty soon we’ll be done with them though…I hope. )
And then Rite-Aid. Here’s the loot.
I did two transactions so that I could use the two different $5/$25 Rite-Aid coupons available.
(1) Ocean Complete nasal rinse $8.99
(1) Sinus Buster nasal spray $8.99
(1) Notriva Cold Sore Cream $7.99
$5/$25 Rite Aid coupon
(1) $3.00 Notriva Rite Aid coupon
(1) $5.00 Rite Aid check
New total: $12.97 (+ tax)
Total rebates: $25.97
(1) Snore stop 60 count tablets $12.99
(1) Snore stop extinguisher $12.99
(1) Soothe eye drops $7.49
$5/$25 Rite-Aid coupon
(1) $1.00 peelie off of Snore stop tablets
(1) $2.00 peelie off of Snore stop extinguisher
New total: $25.47
Total rebates: $33.47
Total value of products: $59.44
Total OOP: $38.44
Total rebate expected: $59.44 (profit of $21.00 )