Sunday, October 28, 2012

Working dat rebate man!

CVS 10/28/12

Today I was focused on getting to my $50 for the $15 P&G Rebate.

Covergirl is buy 1 get 1 50% at CVS, bingo.

Covergirl Wetslicks fruit spritzers gloss- $7.29
2nd one at 50% off- $3.64

I bought 6- $32.79 before coupons

I used 3 $5/2 covergirl mq's which took off $15.
I paid $17.79 plus tax cash and I earned back a $10 ECB (wyb $30 in certain P&G items- limit 1 per card).

Because the $10 is limited to 1 per card, I drug my moms card out and I bought:

3 Herbal Essence Shampoos $2.99 each
3 Herbal Essence Mouse $2.99 each
2 covergirl lipgloss (1 @ $6.99 and 1 @ $3.49 at 50% off)
2 Dawn dishsoap $.99

$30.40 before coupons

I used 3 b1 herbal essence shampoos, g1 styler free (auto deducted $6.99 for the first 2 q's and $3.86 for the 3rd- woo hoo!)
Also used $5/2 covergirl mq's and 2 $.50 dawn mq's
I paid $6.53 plus tax and earned back a $10 ECB (wyb $30 in certain P&G items)

So all total I paid $24.32 (plus tax) for over $60 in merchandise, which is good.
But I still have 2 $10 CVS Extra Care Bucks, so $20 like cash.  Which makes what I paid kind of like $4.32.

PLUS- I purchased enough to qualify for the spend $50 get a $15 rebate!!!!  So I will end up MAKING $10 and I get to keep all of the shampoo, dishsoap, and lipgloss (which I am poking away for stocking stuffers!)

Yes- it takes time and effort to shop this way.  But for me it is totally worth it!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Couponing this week

So- last week we were on vacation.  In Orlando Florida.  It was awesome (no-there are no coupons for disney world tickets).

While there- my daughter received her monthly 'visitor'.  The one that I didn't pack any supplies for.  Man that burned- knowing I have an entire shelf in my closet that has at least 5 or 6 packages of these 'items' and still having to go to the drug store to buy some.  Same with the shampoo I forgot to pack.  Man I forgot that shampoo is like $4 a bottle.  Ick.

Before we left, I spent some time (and by SOME I mean like 7 hours) catching up my coupons.  I hadn't clipped or sorted in like 6 weeks.  Most of what was in my binder was expired and I had a stack of coupon inserts to sort and clip that would make the most extreme couponer cry.  But I was a woman on a mission and I got it done.  And of course I packed wheezer along for vacation, and we used coupons at several restaruants and buying necessities while there.  We did a light grocery trip when we arrived for the few items we wanted in our condo- I managed to carve $15 off that grocery bill.  When you're a couponer, you are never very far from your binder!

Just to mention it- this week (through Weds here in central indiana) there is a buy 5 get $5 sale at Kroger.  There are some serious deals to be had!  But the best one?  Betty Crocker boxed potatoes and mac & cheese are on sale for $1 and included in the sale!  I also used $.75/2 coupons so I ended up paying $3.50 for 5 boxes of mashed potatoes and earning the $5 reward.  Even without coupons they are free!  The regular aisle shelves were wiped clean, but I found a special sale display at the front of the store (where they showcase that weeks sale items) and I was able to find the potatoes.  But not a single box of that mac & cheese- boo!  Although, I will warn you, the system will not print more than 4 $5 reward coupons per order.  So if you have more than 20 of the sale items, ring a seperate transaction!

Friday, October 12, 2012


If we were not leaving on vacation this week- I might have skipped drugstore shopping all together.  Nothing really noteworthy that we need, in my opinion.

However, I have been slacking on my shopping for my cubbards are pretty bare- and unless we are going to snack on razors and shampoo on our trip, I had to get some stuff.

Walgreens has a super great coupon in their October coupon book that takes of $2 wyb 2 Keeber Cheese It and a few others.  Rice Crispy Treats too.  These items are on sale 2/$5, so with the coupon it makes them 2/$3 which is an alright price.  Especially since I know if we try and buy snacks at a gas station I'll pay $1 for an individual.  I'm not stocking up- just got a few for the trip.

I would like to say that I'm at over 70,000 points at walgreens on their new customer card.  Once I hit 80,000 that is $100 in store credit ($50 for 40,000) and I am looking forward to picking up some christmas presents with that craziness!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Getting paid to wash your hair!

I know I've been hit or miss lately here- in fact if anyone is even reading this I will be surprised.

And yet I post this regardless because DUDE- more free shampoo!

I thought this week was kind of lackluster for sales, but I happened to stumble across something that was awesome.

4 pantene shampoos @ $4 each
4 pantene conditioners @ $4 each
Total= $32

-b1g1 mq from 9/16 smart source (auto deducted $6.99)
-b1g1 mq from 9/16 smart source (auto deducted $6.99)
-b1g1 mq from 9/16 smart source (auto deducted $6.99)
-b1g1 mq from 9/16 smart source (auto deducted $6.99)
-$1/2 mq from 9/30 p&g
-$1/2 mq from 9/30 p&g (because you are paying for 4 of the 8 above, you can use a coupon on those 4 items)

Total cash paid $4.28 for 8 bottles of hair care.

But heres the kicker, I earned $10 extra bucks for spending $30 on proctor & gamble sale items!


Woo Hoo!