Monday, August 03, 2009

Who loves Cookies?

Yep I do! And this awesome, yummy-loking Cookie recipe over on Carla's Let's Get Cooking Blog sure look like something I could definitely give a try! While you are there, check out the awesome give away Carla is having, and tell her I sent you!

Making Money? Never been easier!

Wow.. today was a money making day! I am excited about my purchases today. It was all about Rite Aid! I am truly growing to love that store!

(left out of photo, one box Zantac)

I bought all these things:

2 boxes of 8 count Zantac
5 packages of Duracell batteries
2 tubes of Crest Pro Health toothpaste
2 rolls of Packaging tape
1 bottle of Garnier Fructis Shampoo.

Total paid out of pocket: $21.61 (after coupons)
Total Rebates: $35.54

Total spent after rebates? ZERO. Totral Profit: $13.93!

You can't beat shopping and making money off of it at the same time!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Keeping Track.

OK, so I haven't really been keeping track of my savings vs. spending, so starting right now I am going to keep up with everything I spend, ow much it was worth, and total savings. I hope to find out that I am really racking up a lot of savings!

Today, I went to Walgreen's because they had a 15% off coupon for today only. I bought 4 bottles of Starbuck's Frappucino, 4 bubble envelopes, and a bottle of Garnier Fructis Hairspray. After the 15% off and the coupons I had my total bill was $2.26. I then received $2 in Regster Rewards to use on my next purchase! This made the whole thing like spending 26 cents!

Totals: $16.50 worth, paid $2.26, received $2 in RR Grand Total: 26 cents!

I will keep a running tab and at the end of the month will update on the grand totals!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mega Score!!!

Today's coupons saving: $18 worth for $2.50.

All personal care items... all will be used to make gift baskets for Christmas! Can't beat that can you?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Super Doubles Savings!

OK, so today... I scored and BIG! Harris Teeter was having Super Double Coupons, which means they will double coupons up to a face value of 1.98. Woo hoo! I can finally use those $1 and more coupons and make it really worth something!

Off this morning to Harris Teeter I go... while I didn't do super super awesome, I am thoroughly happy. I bought $96 worth of groceries for $32. Not too shabby... sorry, I forgot to take a picture, but I did get several things for "free" after sales and coupons!

This evening I go back... and wow, my score was AMAZING! I brought home $55 in groceries (pre sales and coupons) for $6.06. Taht is right folks SIX dollars!!! I cannot believe it! I am shocked, and now totally hooked on this coupon game! Here's my score this evening:

3 boxes Kellogs Mini wheats

6 cartons of Breyers Yo crunch yogurt (free + money maker after coupons!)

2 bottles of Sunny D Smoothie drink

a box of True DElights granola bars

3 boxes of Blue Bunny Ice cream cone treats (these were FREE after coupons!)

a tube of Aquafresh toothpaste (free after coupon)

Secret deoderant

A bottle of Starbucks Frappucino drink

A jar of Peter Pan Peanut butter

and a bottle of Dawn Dish detergent

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Coupons and Savings!

Today I think was not a bad day! I hit several different stores, and got lots of deals and rebates coming my way!

Backpack 39.99 -$10 coupon =29.99 I will get 29.99 back in Staples rewards!
Electric Pencil Sharpener 10.00, will get $10 rebate making it FREE!
Pack of Mechanical pencils 2.99, will get $2.99 rebate making it FREE!
PAck of Highlighters 4.99, $4.99 rebate =FREE!
Pack of Gel pens 4.99, $4.99 rebate =FREE

So basically for tax only I got about $63 worth of stuff for basically free!

Then on to Kroger:

Here's a picture of my items:

I got:
4 bags Quaker rice cakes .99 each on sale (no coupons)
5 2 liter bottles of coke .99 each on sale (no coupons)
a 3.5lb bag of cat food 3.99 on sale ($1 coupon)
2 cookie icing squeeze pouches .82 on clearance (no coupons)
1 bag of chex mix 1.99 on sale (50 cent coupon doubled to $1)
1 bag of Cheerios snack mix 1.99 on sale (50 cent coupon doubled to $1)
1 box of All Bran cereal 2.49 on sale ($2 coupon)
2 boxes of Kellog's Cereal bars ($1 off 2 boxes coupon)
1 Bottle of Kraft Ranch dressing 1.69 on sale ($1 coupon)
2 (4) packs of AA Duracell Batteries $3 each on sale (75 centsx 2 coupons)
1 tube of Colgate Total Toothpaste 2.50 on sale ($1 coupon)
1 Tube of Aquafresh Toothpaste 2.50 on sale (75 cent coupon)

So as you can see all my items were on sale, and I used coupons for most. BUT in addition, Kroger had a promotion where if you buy 10 of certain items, you get an immediate $5 off at the register. So you guessed it, I bought 20 and got $10 off.
My total bill for all this was $20.13. My Kroger plus card savings was 19.34, coupons were 20.25. Not too shabby.... $60 worth for $20.

Then on to Target.
Bought 10 bottles of SoBe water for $1 each. Got a $5 Target GC. Cashed out that purchase for $10.
Next purchase...
Always infinity pads 3.99 onm sale ($4 coupon)
6 Kashi individual cereal bowls $1 each on sale (had 6 $1 coupons)
Alexia snacks 2 for $5 on sale (used a 75 cent off 2 Target coupon and 2 $1 off one coupons)
So I knew I was paying with the GC, and wanted to spend the whole $5. I bought then 2 packs of notebook paper for 50 cents each, and 2 (4) packs of spiral notebooks for 60 cents each.
Total bill as 4.95 after coupons, I paid with the GC< and have 5 cents to spare!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's Talk Coupons.

Do you use coupons? Are you a coupon Queen? Do you save more at the store than you spend?

I am just getting into using coupons again after a long hiatus. I remember back in the day (ok, about 10 years ago) using coupons all the time, but for some reason, I stopped. Why? I don't know. I like saving money. I really like getting things for free!

While I am nowhere NEAR the coupon guru as some of you ladies out there, I am learning. So What I want here is some of your favorite tips and sites you use for couponing!

Some sites I frequent are:
Frugal Coupon Mom

Coupon Mom

So please share with me here your favorite sites you use!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Raising my Hand!

Yep... it is official, I am raising my hand to join in the world of SLACKERS!

I am an official card carrying blogging slacker!

I am not even going to say that from here on out I will try to do better, that I will try to blog more. I know it won't happen! I will say that you will see a post from me when you see one, and if per chance I happen to have one say 2 days in a row, please don't have a stroke. I promise not to do anything so silly as let's say keep up blogging everyday, ok?

So here I am. It's Summer time! The kids are both (finally) out of school. We have had a vacation at the beach, and now it is time to just do what I enjoy most about summer. Sleep late, relax, watch movies, and lounge at the pool. It's a hard life, I know, but someone has to do it, right?

This week I intend to get some scrapbooking done as I haven't done any yet this month! June was a geat month, I got 26 (or was it 36??) pages done! I can't remember, but I know I was very productive. Just ordered some new photos from, and so my inspiration will arrive in full force soon! Come on over to and join us in the Summer Points Challenge Lots of scrapping and great fun to be had!

OK, so time to sign off. I have to watch my favorite show Army Wives, but maybe... just maybe you will see me checking bak in again soon... but don't hold your breath!