Monday, December 29, 2014

Proctor & Gamble spend $50 and get $15 rebate

So- the beginning of November I began referencing a P&G rebate we had.  Buy $50 worth of participating products from 11/1/14-12/31/14 and get a $15 prepaid visa card.  I know this sounds nuts, $50 worth of stuff???  For $15????  I used to think so too- but I always participate in these rebates now.  Let me show you what I did this time:

11/21/14 Bought 2 Covergirl Lashblast Mascara, $8.99 each......................... $17.98
-$2.50 mq covergirl
-$2.50 mq covergirl
This was part of a spend $30 get a $10 gift card deal that week.  Since it's about 1/2 of the $30 we will count $5 of the ecb as a credit.

12/7/14 Bought 2 eye shadows, one was $5.99 and one was $6.29................. $ 12.28
-$2.78 20% off purchase cvs q
-$1.50 covergirl mq X2
Buy 2 covergirl earn $5 ecb

12/19/14 Bought 2 covergirl flipstick lipsticks $5.25 each...............................$ 10.50
-$2 covergirl flipstick printable mq X2

12/28/14 Bought 6 pantene at 3/$10..................................................................$20
-$5/3 pantene manu q X2
Part of spend $30 earn $10.  We will credit $6.50 ecb to this purchase since it's about 2/3.

Total product purchases before coupons............................................................$60.76
Spending over $50 qualified me for the $15 rebate.  Now- lets see how much I really spent.

Less manufacturer coupons................................................................................-$24.78
Less extra care bucks earned..............................................................................-$16.50
Less beauty club ecb earned for spending $50 in cvs on beauty items..............-$5
Total cash spent after earned extra care bucks (ecb)...........................................$14.48

Then I submit for the $15 rebate, and that brings me back flush.  Totally worth my time I say to keep track of the upc numbers and receipts.  I will get this in the mail today.  If you haven't participated up until now, your purchases have to be completed by 12/31/14.  Not much time but a lot of included items at CVS this week.

CVS 12/28-1/3/15

CVS Brand item sale!!!  Wowzers- you can do this deal 5 times!!!  Spend $15 on total home care, cvs brand, gold emblem blah blah blah items and earn a $5 extra care buck.
$1.99 crackers
$1.99 cranberries
$1.99 raisins
$5 cashews
$5 cashews
-$2/8 nut purchase magic coupon machine q (from two weeks ago)
Paid $13, got $5 ecb.  $8 for all that! 
Other items included are 24 packs of water for $2.44, trash bags for $5, diapers for $5, cookies, cleaners, etc.  Awesome deals to be cooked up!  CVS brand diapers for instance if you buy 3 packs it is $15, earn a $5 ecb.  $10 for 3 packs of diapers!!! Same deal with trash bags.  Wowzers!

$5.99 crest sensitive toothpaste
$5.99 crest sensitive toothpaste
-$1.50 mq crest sensitive from p&g 12/27 insert
-$1.50 mq crest sensitive from p&g 12/27 insert
-$4.20 35% off oral care q from magic coupon machine
Paid $4.78, earned 2 $4 ecb's wyb 1 tube, valid 2 times ($8 total).  I came out $3.22 ahead!!!

$5.99 pedia care.  My store was out of the children's formula.
-$1 printable q.
Paid $4.99, earned a $5 ecb.  Free

$1.50 starbucks iced coffee
-$1 printable manu q from a while ago.
$.50 each

$3.99 always pads
$3.99 always pads
-$2/8 pad purchase magic coupon machine q
-$1 always manu q 12/27 p&g insert
-$1 always manu q 12/27 p&g insert
Made each pack $2- not earth shattering but a savings none the less.

I didn't get the pantene in the picture- just envision 6 bottles of shampoo/conditioner.  And I miscalculated and didn't need the six bottles of dawn to reach the $30, but they won't go to waste so all is well!

Proctor & Gamble spend $30 earn $10 ecb.  Lots of items included: pampers, Swiffer, tide, pantene, dawn, and more!  Here's what I did
$20- 6 Pantene 3/$10
$5.94 Tide
$5.94 Tide
$5.94 Dawn
-$5/3 pantene manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$5/3 pantene manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$2 tide manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$2 tide manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
Paid $21.82, earned a $10 ecb.
Plus I am going to use the pantene receipt for the spend $50 earn $15 rebate.

One deal I didn't do was the spend $15 and get $5 on certain make ups and lotions (center of the ad middle pages).  There are some nice deals there, I was just too tired to make it work.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

12/21-12/27/14 CVS

It is not a huge list of stuff this week- but man the deals that are there are great!

$9.99 Axe gift set. Buy 1 get $2 ecb.  There was a $2 mq a few weeks ago.  $5.99 for a gift set!!!  
My store was out of them, but maybe you will have better luck.

2/$5 Hershey Kisses, buy 2 get $2 ecb.  Used $1/2mq.  Paid $4 and got $2 ecb.  $1 a bag!  (Don't get too sick of hershey kisses, they are always a great replacement for chocolate chips and you can't beat the price!)

$3.49 character Band-Aids.  Buy 1 get $2.50 ecb.  $.99!!!

$10 CVS oral products get $10 ecb!!!!!  Mix it up, get mouthwash, flossers, brushes, etc.  I got whitening strips.  They were $13.49, got $10 ecb.  $3.49!  The ecb didn't print for me, but the shelf was tagged so they just printed it for me.  But my friend did mouthwash and it printed no problem.

$.99 Kleenex.  I used a $.50/3 mq and a $1/2 cvs q from a mailer.  Paid $1.50 for 3 boxes, submitted for a $.75/3 Ibotta offer.  $.75 for all 3!

$6.58 2 Revlon eye shadow links at $3.29 each.  Buy 2 Revlon products, get $5 ecb.  $1.58 for both, $.77 each!

$17.58 2 Almay mascaras at $8.79 each.  Buy $12 get $4 ecb.  Used $1/2 mq.  PLUS I used a $3 off any Almay cvs magic coupon machine q AND a $7/$15 Almay cvs magic coupon machine q.  PLUS I used a $3/$10 Foundation or Mascara cvs magic coupon machine q.  Paid $3.58 and got a $4 ecb!!!  I made $.42 buying really nice mascara!!!!

$14.49 Physicians Formula face powder.  Buy $14 get $10 ecb.  $4.49 for high end face powder.  Man am I gonna be beautiful after this weeks deals!

$17.58 Maybeline cream blush, 1 was $8.29 and 1 was $9.29.  Buy $15 get $5 ecb.  Not a great deal by any means, but this item was on Ally's Christmas list and these are going in her stocking.

Keep your eyes peeled for these paper towels.  At my store they were on an end cap.  The manager saw me come in and gave me a heads up that they were 90% off, $.19 per roll!!!!  Not sure if this is across the board or just my store, but worth looking for either way.

Merry Christmas.  Thanks for checking in, hope that this info is somewhat helpful.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CVS 12/14-12/20/14

I suppose you can see why I never tried to make a career out of blogging?  Life gets in the way and then I dang near miss a week of posting.  Thanks for checking back and for your patience.

I'm going to try and get to cvs tomorrow, here is what I am going to focus on:

7UP, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist 12 oz. cans 12 pk. 3/$11 = $3 Ecb (limit 1)
Pay $11
Get back $3 Ecb
Final cost $8 – just $2.66 each (no coupons needed)!

Spend $15 on Mars Chocolate Holiday minis 10-11.5 oz. or Dove Promises 7.94-9.5 oz. = $5 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 Mars Chocolate Holiday minis 10-11.5 oz. 2/$6
Total = $15
Use 2 $1/2 M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Dove, Twix, Minis Mix, Snickers, or Milky Way Brands coupons found here
Or the $1/2 Mars Holiday Product coupon found in the 11/23 RP or 12/7 RP
Pay $13
Get Back $5 Ecb
Final cost $8 – just $1.60 each!

Spend $10 on Scunci Hair Accessories and Hairbrushes (excludes clearance) = $5 Ecb (limit 1)

Spend $12 on Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty Tools (excludes gift sets and clearance) = $4 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $3/$10 Revlon Beauty Tools Purchase coupon found here

Spend $25 on Schick razors, cartridges or disposables (excludes clearance) = $10 Ecb (limit 1)  AGAIN!!!
Use the Free Schick Disposable Razor Pack when you buy 1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack coupon found here (excludes 2 ct. and 10+2 ct.)

This is even better if you have any magic coupon machine shaving q's!!!

Speed Stick Gear antiperspirant/deodorant 2.7-4 oz. 2/$8 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
I still have a b1g1 free printable coupon (no longer available) that will make for a sweet deal.  Or there were $2 printables too if you have them.

Colgate Max 6 oz. or 2 in 1 toothpaste 4.6 oz. $2.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 2)
Pay $2.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost $0.99!  (surely there is a coupon somewhere for this!)

Milk gallon $1Ecb

Starbucks Frappuccino 9.5 oz., DoubleShot 6.5 oz., Refresher or Iced Coffee 11-12 oz. $1.99
Use the $1/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee beverage coupon found here
Final cost $0.99!

Xtra liquid laundry detergent 30 loads $1.99
Use the $1/1 Xtra laundry detergent coupon printing from the Magic Coupon Machine this week
Final cost $0.99!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cvs 12/7-12/13/14

Late getting this to you........sorry
I somehow received a 20% off my purchase cvs q in the mail this week.  Yay!!  I don't get these very often so I was very excited!!!  The 20% does not come off sale prices, but it has been my experience that if an item is full price and you earn extra cake bucks that it will deduct the 20%.
Didn't buy a whole lot this week.
2 Hershey big bags $5 each
4 Hershey bars $1.50 each (not a great price but Emily needs them for a craft)
$16 total.  
-$1/2 mq
-$2/$10 cvs magic coupon machine q
$13 paid, earned $5 ecb. $8 total, not fabulous but Emily wants to make little sleighs and these were needed.

2 physicians formula matte eye shadow $6.49 each.
$12.98 total
-$2.60 20% cvs q
-$3 phys formula cvs magic coupon machine q that printed a week or so ago
$7.38 paid.  Earned a $10 ecb MADE $2.62!!!!

2 cover girl eyeshadows $6.79 each
-$2.78 cvs 20% q
-$1.50 cover girl mq
-$1.50 cover girl mq
$7.80 paid.  $5 ecb earned.
Will save to submit for the spend $50 get $15 Procter and gamble rebate.

2 Schick men's disposable razors $13.49 each
$26.98 total
-$3/$10 cvs magic coupon machine q
-$13.49 printable Schick b1g1 free mq
$5.09 paid, earned $10 ecb.  I MADE $4.91!!!

2 York peppermint patties 2/$6
-$1 mq
$5 paid, earned $2 ecb

Pretty good shopping week!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving CVS ad

Somehow I managed to not post this.  Even though I purchased these items at 4am on Thanksgiving while waiting for a prescription from the ER visit for Emily.  Stupid asthma.  Life can sure be interesting can't it : )

Hershey kisses- same deal we've been seeing.  2/$6, get $2 ecb.  Used $1/2 manuq and $1/2 cvs q.
Hersheys bar $.79 and got $.79 ecb.
Nail polish set $3.88, got $3 ecb
Multigrain cheerios $1.88, got $1 ecb
CVS batteries $4.19, got $4.19 ecb
Gum 2 pack toothbrushes $2, got $2 ecb
Orbit gum $1, got $1 ecb
Toys b1g1 free, $4.99 for both magic books (shoebox items)
M&M's b1g1 free, $4.19 for both- used $1/2 manuq.  Made them $1.50 each but look at those sweet baking m&m's!!!
Not pictured-
Viva paper towel roll $1.99, got $1.99 ecb
Colgate kids toothpaste $2.99, got $2.49 ecb

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Up with the chickens! CVS 11/23

If you have yet to try out cvs couponing, this is your week to start!!!!  These sales are good through wednesday but I would encourage you to go early today if possible (I set my alarm and went before church!).  You will be able to get 100% back in extra care bucks for lots of items today.  And if you have already begun cvs couponing, then this is a great week to roll those extra care bucks into free stuff!!!!

$1.50 Combos- get $1.50 ecb  FREE!
$.99 Green Giant Veggies- get $.99 ecb FREE!  (you can do this 2 times)
$1.50 Starbucks Double Shot Espresso- get $1.50 ecb  FREE!
$1.50 Vitamin Water- get $1.50 ecb  FREE!
$.99 Kraft Mac & Cheese- get $.99 FREE!
$2.49 Belvita breakfast cookies, get $1 ecb.  $1.49!!!
$10 2 bags of Gevalia at 2/$10, get $5 ecb   $2.50 a bag!!!
$3.99 Kraft Parmesan Cheese, get $3 ecb   $.99!!!

$.79 Mars single- get $.79 ecb  FREE!
$.79 Hershey single- get $.79 ecb FREE!
$1.50 Sour Patch Kids theater box- get $1.50 ecb FREE!
$1.29 Sour Patch Gum- get $1.29 ecb  FREE!
$1 Wrigleys 5 gum- get $1 ecb  FREE!
$5- 2 bags of Mars minis or Dove promises 2/$5, use 1/$2 mq- get $1 ecb    $1.50 a bag!
$6- 2 bags Hershey Kisses 2/$6, used 1/2 mq + 1/2 cvs q- buy 2 get $2 ecb,  makes them $1 a bag!
$3.99 Pot of Gold chocolates- get $2 ecb, makes them $1.99 each (you can do this 2 times)

TOOTH CARE (you'll need if after all that free candy)
$2.99 Colgate Total, -$.50 mq and -$2.49 magic coupon machine q   FREE!
$5.99 Spin Brush, -$2 printable mq, earn $3 ecb- makes it $.99 (you can do this 2 times!)
$2.99 Listerine mouthwash or floss, used $1 printable mq, get $2 ecb  FREE!

$6.99 Revlon Lipstick, -$2 printable cvs q, earn $4 ecb-   Makes it $.99!
$4.99 Revlon nail polish, -$2 printable cvs q, earn $3 ecb-  FREE!

$9.99 Tricalm, earn $9.99 ecb  FREE!
$.99 Advil 4ct, earn $.99 ecb FREE!
$1.49 Robitussin medi soothers, used $1/1 mq, earned $1.49 ecb    $1 MONEY MAKER!
$5.79 Rescue Gum, earn $5.79 ecb   FREE!
$.99 Migralex, earn $.99 ecb  FREE!

$.99 2 pack training pants, get $.99 ecb  FREE (not pictured)
$.99 20 ct baby wipes, get $.99 ecb  FREE
$.99 CVS Pantiliners, get $.99 ecb FREE!
$1.79 small bottle of laundry soap, get $1.79 ecb FREE (not pictured)

Typically I would never ask the cashier to ring my items in more than one transaction, but with so many items available for full extra care bucks, I had to split mine up into 3 transactions.  That way I could roll some of the ecb's I earned into some of the other items I was buying.

Total Products $108.43
-Coupons -$16
-Extra Care Bucks used -$86.35
Less than $10 for all items pictured, plus I have $16 for next time in ecb left over.

(In all fairness, I did buy a few other things that ran my cash out of pocket up like a box of christmas lights we just needed, 3 cases of sodas that weren't the best deal but with the holidays I decided to grab them, and $12 in first aid stuff that did earn me $4 ecb extra but was not that great of a deal).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

23 freebies at cvs tomorrow!!!!

I haven't had time to detail oht the deals at cvs running tomorrow through weds, head on over here to where they have it all lined out.  Happy shopping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

CVS shopping trip outcome 11/21/14

So here is the outcome for this weeks shop:

$89.08 total before coupons
-$18.40 coupons
-$10 cvs gift card earned last week
-22.49 last weeks ecb's earned
$38.19 paid, earned $28.50 in ecb's for next week

$3.94 Tide Pod
$3.94 Tide Pod
$5- 2 Hershey Kiss 2/$5
$8.99 Covergirl Mascara
$8.99 Covergirl Mascara
$30.86 total
-$2 tide mq (manufacturer coupon from a previous sunday's coupon insert)
-$2 tide mq
-$1/2 hershey kiss mq
-$1/2 cvs printable hershey kiss q
-$2.50 covergirl mascara mq
-$2.50 covergirl mascara mq
$19.86 paid, earned a $10 cvs gift card for spending $30 on included items.  PLUS, I will save the receipt and the upc's from the Covergirl mascara for the Proctor and Gamble spend $50 and get a $15 rebate!!!
$10- 6 jars of Ragu on sale 3/$5
-$.60/2 ragu mq
-$.60/2 ragu mq
-$.60/2 ragu mq
-$.60/2 ragu mq
$7.60 paid, earned a $3 ecb (extra care buck) wyb (when you buy) $10 selected items
I really wanted the skippy peanut butter, but my store was out.  Pasta Sauce is good too I suppose.  Makes each jar $.77.

These Scunci bags of 5 packs of hair items were on an end of the shampoo aisle, not with the hair accessories.  This week when you spend $8 on Scunci hair items, you get a $4 extra care buck.  These bags were $2.99!!!!  
$8.97- 3 bags at $2.99 each, Earned a $4 ecb.
I bought these to split up into the shoe boxes we are making for the kids at the baptist center.  Lots of great headbands, pony tail holders and hair clips!

$1.50 Toblerone bar
$1.50 Toblerone bar
(These are the big ones located in the candy aisle with the huge candy bars!  They weren't marked on sale but when I scanned them they came up 2/$3.)
$3 total
-$1/2 Toblerone mq
$2 total- just $1 each!

$1.50 CVS Glucose tabs, earned $1.50 ecb  FREE

$2.79 Acne Free cleanser (all Acne Free products on sale for $4 off), earned a $2 ecb    $.79!!!

$17.97 Duracell batteries $5.99 each.  Spend $15 get $5 ecb.  Makes them $12.97 for 3 packs, $4.32 each.  There were $.50 mq's but I didn't clip them.  My main reason for buying these was to go toward the Saving Star deal.  The tide pods go toward it too.  It was a spend $30 and earn $10.  

If you are not using saving star, download the app to your phone and give it a whirl.  You put your CVS card number in their system and you clip the deals you want and it tracks it for you.  When you hit $10 or $20, you cash it out.  As in real cash.  Just a little something extra that's easy to use.  You can use it at other stores too, but you typically have to photocopy your receipts if you do.

$5- 2 dial soap 2/$5
-$1/2 dial mq
-$1/5 soap purchase magic coupon machine q
$3 paid, earned $1 ecb.  Makes them $1 a pack.
I am the least proud of this deal.  It made sense at the time, not so much now.
$6- 2 oreos $3 each
-$.50 printable oreo mq
-$.50 printable orea mq
-$1/5 cookie purchase magic coupon machine q
$2.99 deans milk
$6.99 paid, earned $2 ecb when you buy all 3

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CVS shopping ideas 11/16-22

Sorry for the delay in getting this list up.  Just a few quick things first:

If you are new to CVS shopping, be sure to ask the cashier to scan your cvs card into the beauty club.  You will earn a $5 ecb (extra care buck) for every $50 you spend on health and beauty items.

Always scan your cvs card at the magic coupon machine inside the store until it tells you that you have received all of your coupons.  Up to three times it will print coupons sometimes.

THIS SUNDAY 11/23 is the huge annual pre-black Friday ad!!!!  There will be tons and tons and tons of free items!!!!  But the early bird will get those worms, you might try and plan in some time Sunday to go to cvs!  I will get a shopping list/idea list up late in the week so you can prepare.

I am not going to put links to the printable coupons this week.  I know this is inconvenient, but dang I'm tired!  You can always skip over to and she has the links in her cvs shopping list.

Alrighty here goes:

Spend $30 and earn a $10 gift card:
Hershey's Kisses 2/$5, use $1/2 mq and $1/2 printable cvs q
Tide Pods $3.94, use the $2 q from last weekends paper or the 10/26 proctor & gamble insert
Covergirl, use all of the great q's from the 10/26 proctor & gamble inserts  (plus! don't forget that covergirl is part of the proctor and gamble spend $50 get $15 rebate!)
Roche Ferrero- no mq's that I know of but some folks got cvs magic coupon machine q's for these
Kleenex 2/$3
Small bags of Lindt chocolates $.99 (it's never too early to poke back stocking stuffers!)
Right Guard deodorant 2/$6 (I can't find any mq's for this!!!)

Here is what I might do:
$5 2 hersheys kisses
$15.76 4 tide pods
$12 2 covergirl lipglosses
-$1/2 mq kisses
-$1/2 cvs kisses q
-$8 4 $2 tide q's
$3/2 covergirl mq
Pay $19.76, Earn a $10 gift card.  Like paying $9.76 for all that!

Acne Free Products are $4 off and earn $2 ecb.  Some items start at $6.50ish.  Makes for some cheap face stuff, I will check it out.

Spend $10 and earn $3 ecb:
Skippy peanut butter $2, use $.55 printable mq
Ragu pasta sauce, 3/$5, use $.60/2 mq 11/16 RP
Lipton Tea, use $.50/1 mq 11/16 RP

Here is what I will do:
$6.67 4 Ragu sauces
$4 2 peanut butter
-$1.20, 2 $.60 q's
-$1.10, 2 $.55 q's
Pay $8.37, earn $3 ecb.  Like paying $5.37 for all that!

Scunci hair products spend $8 and earn $4.  Nice price for hair ties and head bands.

Colgate 4pack travel size toothpaste $3.50ish, buy 1 and earn $3 ecb

Dial soap 2/$5, earn 1 ecb.  I think I have a cvs magic coupon machine q for soaps, and I believe there was a $1/2 mq in an insert a while back?

Duracell batteries, $5.99- spend $15 get $5 ecb
I have a magic coupon machine q for batteries, plus there is a $.50 printable mq.  Should make for a good deal on batteries? 

Vaseline lotion $6.  Use the buy 1 lotion get 1 spray lotion free mq in the 11/16 RP.  Makes them $3 each.  Or even better if you have a lotion cvs q from the magic coupon machine.

Glucose tabs $1.50, earn $1.50 ecb.  If you know a diabetic, these might be a nice thing to pick up and pass along to them.

Nature Made gummy vitamins, earn $5 ecb.  Should be around $8.50, plus there was a $1 mq a while back.

Fructis Garnier Stylers $2.99, earn $1 ecb.  $1 mq 11/2 RP.  Makes it just a dollar.

Sorry this week is more jumbled.  Just trying to get something out here in case you need it.  Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cvs 11/15

I finally made it over to cvs, late Saturday night.  I won't go into details this time- just too tired.  There are also 4 packs of Scott paper towels not in the picture.  My total was almost $50 even with my extra care bucks.  But I used a couple pharmacy gift cards I have saved and paid $12.  Earned $31 (I think) extra care bucks for next week.

Starting to slowly poke away some Christmas gifts.....

Sunday, November 9, 2014

CVS Shopping 11/9/14-11/15/14

Here is what is on my shopping list for this week:

Tide $5.94
Use the $2/1 Tide Detergent coupon from the 10/26 P&G insert
PLUS!!! Use the $2/1 cvs printable coupon (go print it now before they run out)
Pay just $1.94 for Tide!

Stay with me- Tide is part of the spend $25 and get $5 ECB promotion
Buy 5 tide $5.94 each  $29.70
-$10 (5 $2 mq's)
-$4 (2 $2 cvs q's- you can only print it 2X from a computer)
Pay $15.70, get a $5 ECB.  $10.70 for 5 jugs of tide!!!
Or if you are using Saving Star (ask me if you don't know what it is), there is a spend $30 get $10 on certain Proctor & Gamble items, Downy Unstopables is one of them.  These are part of the CVS promotion as well for $5.99 each.  I might buy 2 tide and 3 Downy so that the $18 will go toward that promotion.  There was a $2 mq for those as well.  We will see what I feel like the day I get there.

Rescue Pearls or Rescue Sleep $9.49 and get $9.49 ECB    FREE

Hershey Kisses 2/$6 and get $2 ECB
Use the $1/2 mq in the 11/9 SS
PLUS!!! Use a $1/2 CVS coupon
Makes them $1 a bag

7Up Canada Dry A&W or Sunkist 12 packs 3/$11, earn a $2 ecb.  $8 for 3 12 packs is a good price, I will probably pick these up for the upcoming holiday celebrations.  I just have to hide them from my children!

Covergirl Spend $15 and earn a $5 ECB
There were lots of good coupons in the 10/26 P&G coupons

I don't want to overwhelm you- but there is a spend $50 and earn $15 rebate available for several P&G beauty items.  Covergirl, Pantene, Secret, Ivory, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Clairol, Safeguard, Olay Skin, Olay Body, Head and Shoulders, Vidal Sasson.  Its good through the end of December and these type deals are perfect to put toward a rebate like this.  Not only will you save money on your purchase with your coupons and ECB you earn, but the full sales price credits to the rebate.  It doesn't take much at all to earn the rebate which in the past has made all $50 worth of product free!  The items don't have to be purchased in the same transaction so I just add them and paperclip my receipt as I go until I reach the $50.

Revlon has a spend $12 and earn $4.  I'm not sure why but I received a spend $17 and save $7 cvs magic coupon machine coupon last week.  I may take a peek and see if there is anything I want.  I don't have any manu q's though so I probably will wait.

Paper towels, $.79 and a coupon will print for $.79 off a roll from the magic coupon machine this week.  1 free roll of papertowels coming right up.

Spend $30 and get $10 giftcard:
Various Christmas candies
Scott TP $6.99
Scott paper towels $5.49
Russell Stovers b1g1 (nice to pick up for gifts)
Huggies $18.99
Lots of Christmas gift and décor stuff

I will probably cook up something with paper towels to stock up through the end of the year.  There were Scott coupons a few weeks ago, should make for some nice deals.

This is not by any means all of the good prices, these are just the best prices and the things I will focus on for my shopping this week.  I hope these posts are helpful to you and that they provide encouragement as you stretch your budget with printable paper money!

A hot mess

Sometimes I question my sanity for trying to maintain this chaos.  But there is a financial reward, just keep swimming just keep swimming 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Finishing cvs 11/6/14

Total before coupons $53.37
Coupons used -$16.61
ECB's from previous transaction -$25 
(Rebates earned from online sales trackers -$3)
Paid $11.76 cash
Earned $23 in extra care bucks for next week
I ran back into CVS today to finish my shopping.  I probably should have just wrapped it all up when I was there on Sunday but I didn't.
2 bags of Hershey kisses.  If you do any holiday baking, this is a good week to snatch up a couple bags.  They are on sale 2/$6 and you get $3 ecb.  Makes them $1.50 a bag.
I needed $9 to finish the spend $30 get $10 deal:
$3.99 All
-$1 mq
$4.99 sparkle paper towels
-$.75 mq
Paid $7.23 (plus paid $11.97 on my previous shop after coupons).  Earned $10 ecb.
That means I paid $19.20 and got back $10.  So like paying $9.20 for 2 packs of Huggies, 1 Tostito chip, 8 rolls of paper towels, and 1 laundry soap.  Wow.
 Folgers and Jiff, spend $12 and earn $4
$7- 2 Folgers 2/$7
$3.50 Café Bustelo coffee
$2 Jiff
-$1, 2 $.50 mq's for folgers
Paid $11.50, earned $4 ecb. 
Plus submitted for a Checkout51 $1 rebate on Café Bustelo coffee.
$3.54 2 Headache relief powders $1.77 each
-$1.77 mq b1g1 free
Paid $1.77 for both, plus submitted for $.75 ibotta rebate
Febreeze Fall Scents 50% off- these were in with the Halloween clearance and Fall Décor
$4.18 = 2 Febreeze scented oils for $2.09 each
-$2.09 mq b1g1 free
$1.05 each!
$15.16= 4 tubes of colgate $3.79 each
-$2, 4 $.50 mq's
-$3/$10 colgate purchase magic coupon machine q
-$5/$15 oral care purchase
Paid $5.16, earned a $5ecb wyb $10 colgate.
$2.99 milk, not in picture
Earned $1 ecb, plus submitted for $1 SNAP rebate and $.25 Ibotta rebate

Sunday, November 2, 2014

CVSing 11/2-11/8

You will notice as you shop more and more at CVS that the super great and frequent coupons they send to you via email or the magic coupon machine will begin to dwindle.  Sometimes weeks go by and all I get is a $.25 off indigestion medicine.  But this week I received a 25% off my shopping trip emailed coupon, so I drug myself out shopping today before it expired.

Final percentage off your shopping trip coupons are only good on non-sale and non-promotional items.  I will break it down below.  

Spend $30 earn a $10 gift card:
There are several items included in this sale, whitmans chocolates, m&m's, tostitos, sparkle paper towels, all detergent, huggies.  I have a baby shower this weekend so I went huggies.  
$11.99 huggies
$5.99 huggies (buy 1 get 1 50% off
$2.99 Tostitos (again- not a great deal but a needed item this week)
-$3 huggies printable q
-$1.50 huggies printable q
Paid $11.97.  Still need to spend $9.03 to earn my $10 gift card but I was in a hurry and decided to come back and finish later in the week.  I will probably finish up with 1 All detergent (and use a $1 mq) and 1 Sparkle paper towel (and use $.50 mq).

There are many deals to be had with this promotion so enjoy it.  I think I will either get cvs gift cards or itunes gift cards and tuck them away for christmas gifts.  

I can typically get free shampoo most of the time.  And one time I was able to do so with this stuff.  And I now love it.  Typically I still don't spend the money on it but today I did.
$9.29 shampoo
$4.64 shampoo (buy 1 get 1 50% off)
$9.29 shampoo
$4.64 conditioner (buy 1 get 1 50% off)
-$16 (4 $4 off 1 mq's)
$11.86 for all 4.
I will be honest, I thought that 25% was going to come off of the two full priced ones making it more like $6 for all 4.  But hey- I suppose it is alright.

Kotex $3.99, buy 1 and get $2 ecb.
I only had a $2/2 mq, so I bought 2.
$7.98, -$2 mq.  Paid $5.98, got $2 ecb.  Like paying $2 a box.  Not fabulous, but I was under a deep fog of mucus in my head and I did what I could.

I have no idea why this picture is upside down.
These are at the check outs and typically priced $1.77.  I have a friend of the family leaving on a mission trip and I thought these might be nice in her first aid kit, so I bought them.
6 Urgent RX at $1.50 each ($1.77 for 1 or 2/$3)= $9
-25% cvs q $2.25
-$5.31   3 buy 1 get 1 free manu q's that deducted $1.77 each
Paid $1.44 for all 6

Wow- not my day for great photos!  This is Physicians Formula mascara with a bonus 2nd mascara included free.
$10.49 Physicians formula
-$2.62 25% cvs q
$7.87 paid, earned $6 ecb when you spend $10 on physicians formula.  That's $1.87 for a 2 pack!

Revlon, spend $10 get $3 ecb
$9.99 lip gloss
-$2.50 25% cvs q
I had not one single manufacturer coupon, but I really wanted this lipgloss so I went for it
Paid $7.49, earned $3 ecb.  Like paying $4.29 for it.  (I don't recommend it, although the tube is cool, it has a weird taste and texture.  Boo!)

This right here made me dance a little dance!
Schick and Playtex, spend $25 get $10
Last week I received a $7 off 1 Schick Hydro Groomer cvs q from the magic coupon machine
Look how this panned out:
$15.49 Schick Hydro Groomer
$14.49 Schick Hydro Silk razors
$29.98, -7.50 cvs 25% q
-$7 cvs magic coupon machine q wyb schick groomer
-$5 printable q for schick hydro silk razors (printed a long time ago)
PLUS I found a $3/$10 shaving cvs q
Paid $7.48, and earned a $10 ecb.  $2.52 Money Maker!

$13.49 Benefiber (not a great deal, but something we needed)
-$3.37 25% cvs q
-$2 cvs magic coupon machine q wyb fiber
-$5 mq hang tag right on the bottle
$3.12 for a $13 bottle of fiber.  Not to shabby.

Sundown vitamins b1g1 free
$9.29 each- both for $9.29
-$2, 2 $2 mq's
$5.29 for both bottles
(again, I thought the 25% would come off the $9.29 because thats the full price but because it is buy 1 get 1 it did not work that way).  Still $2.60 for $9 vitamins?  Who's complaining.

Kids gummy multi vitamins b1 g1 free
$7.99 for both bottles
-$2, 2 $1 mq's
$5.99 total, $3 a bottle.

I did not get all the shopping done I wanted to, so I will try and stop by again later in the week.  Here is what I will get:
Milk $2.99 and earn $1 ecb (limit 2)
$9 more of something in the buy $30 get $10 so that I get my $10
Folgers coffee 2/$7 and Jiff peanut butter 2/$4- spend $12 and earn $4 ecb
Colgate spend $10 and get $5 ecb.  Not sure what coupons I have but I will look.
Applebees gift cards spend $50 and get $10 ecb.  Not a bad deal if you plan to eat there or gift this
Hershey Kisses are 2/$6, earn $3 ecb

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CVS Shopping 10/29/14

It was a quick stop today.  Just the best deals, except the cereal.  My store was out of cheerios and cocoa puffs, so I might try to stop another day before Saturday.  The great news is I scanned my card at the Magic Coupon Machine and I got a surprise $5 beauty club ecb!!!  If you haven't, be sure to ask the cashier to add the beauty club to your card when you check out- you will hit $50 more frequently than you ever thought possible now that you are a crazy couponer!

What did I buy:
$32 total before coupons
-$11.20 coupons
-$16.99 ecb from last weeks shop
$3.80 total amount paid
Earned $8.50 in ecb's for next week (plus I have some left over from last week!)

Fiber One Lemon Bars $2
-$.50 manu q

$4- 2 skittles $2 each
-$1/2 manu q
Paid $3, earned $1 ecb.  Like paying $1 a bag.

$3.76- 2 snack size hershey bar bags
-$1.10/2 manu q
-$1/2 cvs q
$1.66 total, $.83 a bag!

$3.76- 2 snack size twizzlers
-$1.60/2 printable manu q
$2.16 for both, $1.08 each bag

$3.49 Band Aids (Frozen themed, how cool!)
Paid $3.49, earned $2.50 ecb

$14.99 Revlon Face Powder
-$2 manu q
-$4/$12 magic coupon machine make up q
Paid $8.99, earned $5 ecb wyb $15 Revlon.  Like paying $3.99

And that is a wrap folks.  I didn't do the Jergens lotion because my store's started at $7.79 and I did not get the Loreal coupons in the sunday paper I was planning for that deal, so I switched it up to Revlon.

My candy cabinet is over flowing.  Its about time for Halloween to pass so we can start stocking up on something else!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

CVS 10/27-11/2/2014

So here are the things I will be sure to put on my CVS list this week (as always, I get my list from browsing the weekly sale list over at

Jergens lotion 7.5oz-32oz, buy 2 get $5 ecb.  Use the $1.50/1 mq from the 10/5 ss.

Junior Mints, Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, Star Burst 2/$4 and earn $1 ecb.  Use the $1/2 mq on starburst and skittles from a few weeks ago or the $1.60/2 Jolly Ranchers printable manu q .  It will make it about $1 a bag or less.

General Mills Cereal buy 3/$7 and earn $1 ecb.  Not the best price ever on cereal, but if you buy 1 cheerio and use the $.50 mq from 9/28 ss, plus 1 Lucky Charm and use the $.50 printable coupon here, and 1 cocoa puffs and use the $.75 printable coupon here.  You will pay $5.25 and earn $1 ecb.  Plus if you are a saving star user there is a $.50 on the cheerios and lucky charms.  So that makes it $3.25 for all 3 boxes.  I'm sure there are other varieties too, but these are the only ones with a saving star.

Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz. $2.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1/1 Softsoap Body Wash coupon found in the 10/26 SS
Pay $1.99
Get back $1 Ecb
Final cost $0.99!

Speedstick Gear Deodorant $3.99, earn $1ecb.  Use the $2/1 mq from the 10/26ss or the buy one get one free printable q here.  There is a limit of 1 on this deal, so if you buy one you will pay $.99 after earning ecb.  If you buy 2 with the b1g1 you will get 2 for $3.  Either way- but if you have any magic coupon machine q's on deodorant the b1g1 might be a better way to go!

Bausch + Lomb Renu fresh or sensitive multi-purpose solution 12 oz. $7.99 = $5 Ecb 
Use the $2/1 Renu Product coupon found here
Pay $5.99
Get back $5 Ecb
Final cost $0.99!

Bandaids $3.49, earn $2.50 ecb.  $.99 bandaids!

Make up- there are lots of various great make up deals this week that will earn you ecb's and you can pair with the $4/$12 coupon that you will get from the magic coupon machine.  But here is the one I think I am going to do:
Spend $15 on Maybelline Eye, Baby Lips, Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concealer AND Any Diet Coke (excludes 12 pks. and clearance) = $5 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 3 Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow Singles $4.49 (online price)
Buy 1 Diet Coke 2 liter bottle $2.09 (regular price)
Total = $15.56
Use 3 $2/1 Maybelline NY Shadow or Liner coupons found in the 10/26 RP
Plus, use the $4 off any cosmetics purchase of $12 or more coupon printing from the Magic Coupon Machine this week
Pay $5.56
Get back $5 Ecb
Final cost $0.56 for all – just $0.14 each!

Twizzler Twists 22 oz., Hershey’s Snack size, Mars Chocolate or Nestle Fun size 8.8-12 oz. $1.88 (limit 10)
Use the $1.60/2 Jolly Rancher or Twizzlers Snack Size Bags coupon found here
Plus, use the $1/2 Hershey’s Snack Size 8 oz+ CVS store coupon found here
Final cost $0.58 each!

There are other manu q's on chocolates from various past inserts.  Just look and see what you have and what you could cook up.

Fiber One, Nature Valley bars 5-12 ct. or Chex oatmeal 9.54 oz. 2/$4
Use the $0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Products, Protein Chewy Bars, Streusel Bars or Meal Bar coupon found in the 9/28 SS or here
Or the $0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, Fiber One 90 Calorie Products coupon found here
Plus, get a $0.50 deposit available from SavingStar when you buy any Fiber One Chewy Bars, Fiber One 90 Calorie Products (Bars, Brownies, Cakes), Fiber One Protein Chewy Bars, or Fiber One Streusel Bars (exp. 10/31!)
Final cost $1!

Honestly that might be it.  Not a huge week- but a few things I can pick up and put back for when needed.  Happy shopping!