Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Linky Parties

These are the linky parties I often like to participate in:

Monday:
The Girl Creative
The DIY Show Off
Tuesday:
GET YOUR CRAFT ON!

The Boardwalk Bragfest
Wednesday:
Show and Tell Green

Hump Day link
Thursday:



Beyond The Picket Fence
giveaways
Get your craft on Thurs.
 

Friday:
 

Furniture Feature Fridays
Saturday:
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Green Giant Steamers


So far, I have 27 bags of FREE green giant steamers frozen vegetables!!!!! Woohoo.

I'll post a pic soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

CVS: Batteries!


Great day at CVS:


Transaction 1-
2- AA 16 packs
1- D 2 pack
Subtotal: $25.27 plus tax

-.75/1 duracell mfc (x3)
-20.57 ECB's

OOP: $2.62

ECB's earned: $15.00

Transaction 2-
1- C 2pk
1- D 2pk
1- 9V single

Subtotal: $15.87 plus tax

-5.00/2 cvs duracell coupon
-.75/1 duracell mfc (x3)

OOP: $9.21

ECB's earned: $15.00

Summary- $41.14 worth of batteries, paid $11.83 OOP, earned $30 ECB's... $18.17 profit!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dillon's and Wags


Walgreens:

1- loreal thingy for $14.99
1- gallon of milk
1- bag of skittles (not pictured)
1- bottle of cherry coke (not pictured)

Subtotal before tax: $20.36

- 1.00/1 loreal mfc
-5.00/20.00 wag 2 day coupon
-15.19 charged to rebate gift card (money I've earned from past rebates)

OOP: $0!!!

Rebates Earned: 14.99 for loreal plus 10% for loading it to gift card ($1.49) = $16.48

So depending how you look at it, I made a profit of either $16.48 or $1.29 (16.48-15.19)?!
Either way, I'm happy! :)

Alison... you know I'm doing this for you so I hope you're checking in! :)

Dillon's:

3- bags of cheese
1- dozen eggs
1- cream cheese
2- lbs butter
1- 4pk yogurt
2- large cans tomatoes
3- boxes natural popcorn
4- bananas
5- boxes cereal
2- crisco vegetable oil (food storage!)
3- colgate toothpaste
2- big paper towel rolls

Subtotal: $77.77

- dillon's store card (to get sale prices)
-$5/10 item deal (x2)
-mfc coupons, including dillon's double coupon policy

Total OOP: $26.10
Saved 66%
Paid: 97cents per item

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Target and CVS


Total OOP: $.70... yes you read that right, 70 cents! LOL

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nothing too exciting...


Walgreens:

Shelf Price: $37.07

Total after sale price, wag coupons, one $6 RR, and manufacture: $12.22

OOP ( $ out of pocket): $0... I paid with my wag gift card that has previously earned rebate money loaded onto it!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Finally, a good haul of groceries!


Before I gave the cashier my store card or any coupons, the total was: $156.14

After, the total was: $53.33 including tax... I purchased 59 items.

I went from paying on average of $2.65 per item to paying $.90 per item!

Here is what I bought for $54:
(How far does $54 get you at the grocery store?)

1- simply orange juice
2- boxes ice cream bars
1- frozen apple pie
2- lbs butter *internet
1- 16 oz sour cream
1- can sweetened condensed milk *all you magazine
1- 4pk yogurt
4- hefty one zip freezer bags
3- colgate toothpaste *newspaper
1- light syrup
1- 1/2 gallon whole milk
2- large cans tomato sauce *newspaper
2- large cans diced tomatoes *all you
1- bag cookie mix *internet
2- boxes fruit snacks *newspaper
1- box muffin mix *internet
1- box granola bars
2- boxes hot chocolate *internet
4- boxes cereal *internet and newspaper
1- box potatoes *newspaper
2- boxes popcorn *internet
2- cans evaporated milk *internet
1- bag mini chocolate chips *internet
2- jars peanut butter *all you magazine
2- cans of peanuts
4- 2 liter bottles of water
3- powerade
1- big roll paper towels *walmart greeter handing them out
4- pkgs seasonings
1- pkg cough drops *all you magazine
3- pkgs shredded cheese *tear pad at a different grocery store

And, as you can see in the picture... 95% of these items are brand name, not generic. If the item has a * next to it... I used a coupon(s) and I wrote where I got it from. I saved 65% off my bill.


I can't believe the holidays are already here... crazy! :)

p.s. For my Wyoming/Utah girls... I know Albertson's has similar sales! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bargain Hiatus

To save myself the headache and heartache LOL... I haven't even opened a sales ad in the past two weeks because I have so many other things to accomplish with the new house. But to answer your comments, this is my bargain blog and I'll be happy to answer your questions. Just ask!

I'll post pictures of how we're storing it all at the new house once I get organized. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Walgreens... again!


7- fiber one bars
2- starburst
4- oust
4- windex wipes
3- scrubbing bubbles wipes
3- dimetapp
1- crest mouthwash

I used mfc, wagc, and RR's.

OOP: $4.64

Earned (and not rolled): $19 RR's!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Heavy Shopping Day



4 Transactions @ Walgreens:

3- dimetapp
4- shout
1- schick quattro
2- windex wipes
3- scrubbing bubbles wipes
3- robotussin
4- oust
5- scrubbing bubbles
3- candy
1- gallon of milk

less mfc and wagc and RR's

Total w/ tax: $27.34

OOP: $8.81 (paid some with rebate gift card)

Earned: I rolled some of the RR's earned but I still have $20 RR earned


CVS:

1-monitor
3- candy

-2.00/10.00 cvs
-14.99 monitor mfc

OOP: .45

Earned: 5.00 ECB

Dillons:

34- pkgs cottonelle toilet paper
1- fountain pop

less doubled mfc

OOP: $1.97

Walgreens:
1- calculator 1.00
12- schick quattro 4.99 ea
1- crest pro health mouthwash 4.49
6- oust 2.99 ea
4- glade spray 2.99 ea
4- glade scented oil 4.79 ea
3- chex mix .99 ea
2- fiber one bars 2.00 ea
1- vaccuum bag 5.99
1- vaccuum bag 9.99

less wag coupons and mfc coupons (if you really want me to break this down, I can)

Total plus tax: $42.45

OOP: $0! I used my rebate gift card

Earned: $4.50 RR for mouthwash, $21.97 for September rebates (5.99 vbag, 9.99 vbag, 4.00 glade, 10% put on gift card)

So for me, I technically made a profit of $26!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

CVS Record Fall 2008 (starting in August)

2-children's advil
1-candy bar
2-old spice deodarant
3- purex 2x detergent
2- boxes graham crackers
2- nail glue
9- covergirl cosmetic
6- pantene hair care
2- suave hair care
4- suave body wash
1- colgate toothpaste
2- contour monitor
4- medicated heat pads
1- vitamin D 100 ct


Retail: $375.00

What I paid out of pocket: $5.37

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

CVS

I had ECB's expiring so I had to go tonight even though it is pouring rain.

Retail Total: $142.79

-used mfc's and ecb's

OOP: $1.05?!

ECB's Earned: $20.99

Profit: $19.94



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Money Maker


Walgreens: (4 transactions)

6- excedrin 1.99 ea
1- twizzler candy .40
1- kit kat .40
4- lifesaver peg bags b1g1
2- lifesaver roll candy

- 2.00/1 mfc excedrin pm (x6)
- b1g1 lifesaver roll mfc
-b1g1 lifesaver bag mfc (x2)

OOP: $1.21

Earned: $4 RR

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Walgreens: $16.37 profit


4- powerades
4- 6ct string cheese
1- loreal face stuff
1- excedrin
1- crest pro health
1- trident gum
6- garnier fructise hair care
1- chemistry shampoo
1- nivea body wash
1- wags acid controller
1- revlon nail polish
1- lypsyl chapstick
12- lifesaver hard rolls (clearance .40ea)
Subtotal: $100.13
_________________
-3.00 wagc chemistry
-6.00 wagc garnier
-3.16 wagc string cheese
-.50 wagc trident
-2.00 wagc acid controller
-10/40 wagc
-$2 RR (previous deal)
-$4 RR (previous deal)
-1.00 mfc powerade (x3)
-.75 mfc powerade
-1.00 mfc loreal
-1.00 mfc nivea
-4.00 mfc schick
-.75 mfc crest
-.75 mfc trident
-1.00 mfc garnier (x3)
-b1g1f mfc lifesaver (x6)
_________________________
Total OOP including tax: $46.75
Rebates Earned:
3.99 excedrin
12.36 loreal
3.29 crest
10.00 garnier
7.99 chemistry
4.99 nivea
7.99 acid controller
4.79 revlon
1.99 lypsyl
5.73 10% (giftcard)
________________
$63.12
63.12 - 46.75 = $16.37 profit!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

$1.04


Walgreens:
8- posterboard paper
3- schick quattro razors
2- trident gum
2- peter pan peanut butter
1- gallon milk
2- glade scented oil warmers
1- redvine candy
Subtotal: $36.58
-5.12 wagc posterboard
-1.00 wagc trident
-3.44 wagc peter pan
-.75 mfc trident
-.75 mfc trident
-4.00 mfc glade
-4.00 mfc glade
-4.00 mfc schick
-4.00 mfc schick
-4.00 mfc schick
-1.00 mfc peter pan
-1.00 mfc peter pan
Total Paid Out of Pocket: $1.04

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bargain Journal

This is going to be my new bargain journal so that I don't flood our family blog with pictures of free gum and toothpaste! LOL

Monday, August 11, 2008

Profit: $8.72


Walgreens:

2- bandaids ultra 2.99 ea
4- bags hersheys bliss 3.00 ea
10- pkgs bic pens .50 ea
22- packs extra gum 1.19 ea
1- baby cereal 1.99 ea
2- notebooks .99 ea

-13.20 wag 7day extra gum coupon (.59 ea)
-4.00 wag ES bliss coupon (2.00/2)
-1.31 wag 7day notebook coupon (3/$1.00)

-1.19 b1g1 extra mfc (x11)
-1.00/1 bliss mfc (x4)
-1.00/1 bandaid ultra mfc (x2)
-1.00/2 bic mfc (x5)

-5.00 RR (kelloggs)
-5.00 RR (kelloggs)

OOP: $-.22

I thought I’d calculated it right, but the tax always throws me off but the manager came up and gave me a 22 cent refund!

Earned:

22 cents
$3 RR for bandaids
$5.50 Easy Saver Rebate #34 for Bliss

Profit: $8.72!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Walgreens and CVS


Walgreens:


4- glade candles

4- glade sprays

4- kelloggs cereals

2- pkgs highlighters

1- free sunday newspaper from a guy selling subscriptions

_________________________________________


Subtotal: $50.56


-6.00 ES wag coupon glade spray

-1.00/1 glade spray mfc (x2)

-1.50/1 glade spray mfc (x2)

-1.00/1 glade candle mfc (x4)

-1.00/2 kelloggs cereal mfc (x2)

-4.82 7day wag coupon highlighters

-$10 RR from previous deal

____________________________


OOP: $3.76


Earned:

$5 RR (cereal)

$4.40 August ES rebate on gift card


Profit: $5.64!


CVS:


4- powerade

3- dawn

5- oral b toothbrush

5- colgate advanced toothpaste (I screwed up on the limit and returned 3)

4- covergirl aqua smoothers

1- energy shot thing

1- cvs aspirin

1- gallon skim milk

________________________


Subtotal: $101.88

_____________________


-1.00/1 powerade mfc (x2)

-.75/1 powerade mfc (x2)

-.50/1 dawn mfc (x3)

-1.00/1 oral b mfc (x5)

-1.50/1 colgate (x5)

-2.00/1 colgate cvs kiosk coupon

-b1g1f covergirl (x2)

-free cvs aspirin coupon (august freebie)

-$2/$10 cvs coupon

-19.98 ECB

______________________


OOP: $3.56


Then... I realized that the colgate was a limit of 2 not 5, so it was a mess but the cashier was so nice that I made money off the mistake.


I earned:


4.99 ecb for the energy shot

$7.50 ecb for the toothbrushes

4.00 ecb for two of the colgate


I returned the 3 colgate and they kept my coupons but gave me $9.98 on a gift card!


Profit: $22.91 :)



Saturday, August 2, 2008

Woohoo.



Dillons:


12- lysol cleaning products

5- skintimate shave gel

3- soft soaps

1- betty crocker cookie mix

4- pledge aerosol

4- lady speed stick 24/7

1- irish spring 3 pack

___________________


Subtotal: $91.09


after sale coupon and mfc's:


OOP: $14.14 and earned a $4 catalina off next order!


CVS:


(this was 4 transactions but I'm combining)


2- excedrin

1- cvs ibuprofen

1- children's advil

1- infant's advil

2- maybeline mascara

6- dove chocolate bars

2- lifesaver candy bags

2- kodak dvd photo movies

______________________


Subtotal: $91.52


-2.50/$10 pain reliever cvs coupon

-1.00/advil kids mfc printable (x2)

-2.00/1 excedrin mfc

-2.00/1 excedrin printable

-free cvs ibuprofen (august free item)

-1.00/2 dove mfc (x3)

-b1g1 lifesaver mfc

-5.00 ecb

-11.58 ecb

-5.00 ecb

-9.98 ecb

-10.00 ecb


OOP: $5.37


Earned (and not spent):


Free CVS aspirin on Judd's card

$5 ecb for the candy

$10 ecb for the maybelline

$19.98 ecb for the dvd's


Profit: About $30 :)


Friday, August 1, 2008

Free Pert Plus

I've heard that Pert Plus w/ botanical extracts if free after manufacture coupon at Kmart. I will go check it out!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I love the $5/$20 coupon!

Walgreens:

1st transaction:

2- scrubbing bubbles starter kit
1- wags lightbulb
4- axe trial body wash
1- bag goldfish
1- bio shampoo

-2.75/1 scrubbing bubbles mfc
-2.75/1 scrubbing bubbles mfc
-5.00/$20 wag 7/31

Total w/ tax: $17.74

OOP: $0 (paid with gift card from July ES rebates)

Earned:
2 Free movie tickets (up to $12 each!)
$12.07 August ES rebates
$5.49 MIR for bubbles scrubber

Profit: $41.56


2nd transaction:

2- boxes dried fruit
1- ring pop
1- ½ gallon of milk
6- olay body wash
4- axe body wash
2- cans chicken broth

-2.00/1 olay body wash (x6)
- used in ad coupon for broth
-5.00/$20 wag 7/31

Total w/ tax: $16.34

OOP: $5.11 (used $11.23 from rebate gift card)

Earned:
2 free movie tickets (up to $12 each)
$7 RR for olay

Profit: $25.89

3rd transaction:

4- axe body wash
6- olay body wash

-2.00/1 olay (x6)
-$7 RR
-$7 RR

Total OOP: $.39

Earned:
2 free movie tickets (up to $12 each)
_______________________
Profit: $23.61

4th transaction:

6- skintimate shave gel
6- olay body wash
1- jane foundation
1- bio deep conditioning cream
1- pert plus 2in1

-2.00/1 olay (x6)
-$5/$20 wag 7/31
-3.06 wag in ad coupon for shave gel
-2.00/1 pert plus

Total w/ tax: $16.60

OOP: $0 (used rebate gift card)


Earned:
$7 RR for olay
$15.91 for August ES rebates

Profit: $22.91

Monday, July 28, 2008

I hit it hard today! Shopping, that is.

Walgreens:



2- Aussie Hair Care
10- Olay Body Wash
2- Tuf 30ct trash bags
1- dry erase board
1- snickers bar
__________________
Shelf Price: $66.97

after mfc and RR, OOP: $4.69


earned: $14 RR, $5.50 ES rebate

Profit: $14.81

CVS:

16- life saver candy bags

1- bandaids ultra

1- revlon eyeshadow ($9.99?!)

___________________________

Shelf Price: $55.98

after mfc and ecb's, OOP: $0

Earned: $21.99 ecb's!

Profit: $21.99





Dillon's Grocery (kroger)

1- Keebler cookies

7- sargento cheeses

2- skintimate shave gel

20- lysol cleaning products

2- kellog's cereals

1- cattlemens bbq

1- franks hot sauce

6- jugs 100% apple juice

_______________________

Shelf Price: $126.47

after coupons, OOP: $35.67 72% savings



Murfins (local grocery store):

3- pints blueberries

13- suave deodarants

2- pkgs big pens

_________________

after coupons, OOP: $7.21




Good thing I have such sweet kids. They really are pretty darn good in the store, I have to admit. I need a lull in good deals! LOL

Friday, July 25, 2008

I guess this will just be a bargain journal for me :)

Well here is how I’m doing so far, I think I’ll try and do a few more trips tomorrow… maybe. My kids are soooo sick of Walgreens! LOL

24- pkgs diapers
1- crayola markers
1- g2 pens
12- dove chocolate 3 bar pkgs
4- ocelo sponge 3 pks
2- scotch brite sponge 3 pks
7- Maalox chewables
3- 5ct mechanical pencils
1- 10 ct pencils
1- 2pk erasers
1- Reynolds aluminum foil
2- comet cleaner
2- wags fabric softener sheets 80 ct
3- highlighter markers
1- loaf wonder bread
2- childrens preschool activity books

Shelf price of all items: $311.61

Actual OOP: $14.33

Rebates earned: $3.30

Register Rewards earned (and not spent yet): $20

I’ve been paid $8.97 to take all of the above!!! Woohoo.