My site is devoted to showing what great deals can be had with using coupons and combining them with your shopper card sales and special deals at the stores you shop at every day. If anyone is interested in learning more about how to get started doing what I do, how to set up an organization system for your coupons, or just any questions in general, please feel free to leave me a message and I will get in contact with you.

June 16, 2010

Hot Tip for Coupons from CVS

Thanks to my frugalin' buddy, Jennifer, I now know how to use up those red machine coupons at CVS for $1 off an allergy product. You can get the packets of tissues that are 2/$1. I had been trying and trying to find something those would get me free!

Kroger - 6/16

Total out of pocket: $3.00 Left store with a $3 off your next order coupon.

At Kroger, this scrubbing bubbles is on sale for $7.99. There was a coupon in Sunday's paper for $5/1. Also, if you buy one right now, there is a $3 off your next order coupon printing at the register. I also had a $1.50 coupon off for the toothbrush and they were on sale for $1. That gave me a profit of 50 cents to go toward my first bottle of scrubbing bubbles. So I paid $2.49 for the toothbrush and the scrubbing bubbles. When I got the $3 off your next order coupon, I turned around and used it and my $5 coupon to get a second bottle and only paid 56 cents, plus received another $3 off your next visit coupon.

CVS - 6/16

SAVINGS: $39.37 OUT OF POCKET: $1.96 and 4 ECBs ECBS earned: 4
I had Qs to buy the Dial bodywash and get Right Guard free and used 2 of those.
I had a $1/2 for the Dial.
The Right Guard was B1G1 free.
I had two $3/1 Q for the Right Guard.
I used a $5 Q on the razor.

CVS 6/15

SAVINGS: $46.47 OUT OF POCKET: $3.93 and 10 ECBs ECBS EARNED: 25.50
I had a raincheck for the prohealth mouthwash - pay $3.50 and get 3.50 in ECBs.
I used a lot of B1G1 free Qs for the bodyspray, deodorant, and bodywash. I earned 18 ECBs for those products.
I used a $5 Q off the razor (made it free).
I bought the candy bars because I was in the negative and needed to get out of the hole. They were buy 2 and get 1 free.

June 9, 2010

CVS - 6/9/10

Retail: 75.73 + tax Out of Pocket: $1.69 + 10.75 Savings: $74.04 ECBs earned: $16
PROFIT OF $3.56!!!!
The 4 shout were $10 and I had four .55/1 coupons. I earned $5 in ECBs.
The razor was 9.97 and I had a $4 coupon. Earned $5 in ECBs.
The stride gums were 1.29 and Buy 2 get 1 free. I used a B1G1 free coupon, so I only paid for one.
The Off clip refills were $3.99 and I had a raincheck to make them 2.99, a coupon for 3.00 from CVS, and a manufacturer Q for $1 - which gave me a $1 profit.
The chips were buy 2 for $1.98 and get $1 in ECBs - so I earned 2 ECBs.
The rolaids were $3.99 each, get $4 in ECBs, and I had a $4 coupon, which made both free.
The Godiva chocolates I had CVS coupons to B1G1 free - I bought 3 and used 3 B1G1 free coupons - all free.
The conditioner was 97 cents and I had a CVS coupon for $1 off a CVS hair product - 3 cents for me.
I used two $5/15 coupons (remember, this was split between 2 cards).

June 8, 2010

There is a Coupon Fairy...

Last night, I messed up at CVS and left myself with only $3 in ECBs to start with next week. Today I stopped by to see if they had my items in stock after the truck run today and I got a $2 ECB from the red machine. I was excited that I now had $5 in ECBs again. Tonight, I had an email from CVS that gave me the chance to take a survey for $10 in ECBs! I am now back to $15 in ECBs for next week!

June 7, 2010

CVS 6/7/2010

Retail: 113.66 OOP: 5.43 Savings: 108.23
Okay - I took advantage of the buy $25 in P&G products and get free toilet paper. I also had a .25/1 coupon for the TP.
The rolaids were 3.99 a bag and get 3.99 in ECBs and I had a coupon for $4/2 - essentially making them free.
The John Frieda was buy 2 at $5 each and get back $3 in ECBs and I used two $3/1 coupons.
The Glade candles were spend $10 and get $5 in ECBs. They were on sale for 2/$5. I had a 1.50/2 and a 2/2 coupon to use there. (This also qualifies for a SCJohnson $5 rebate by mail).
The crest was $1.99 and I had a 75/1 coupon for it.
The razor was 9.97 and I had a $4 coupon and it also gave you back $5 in ECBs.
The cascade was $3.99 and I had a $1/1 coupon.
The Aussie was 2.97 and 2.97 and I had a $1 coupon and a $2/1 coupon.
The Bounty was 6.97 and I had a $1.00 coupon.
The tampax were $2.97 and I had three $2/1 coupons.
The Bounty, Aussie, crest, tampax and cascade were the items that put me at the $25 to get the free Charmin.
There is also a package of Skittles there that got cut out of the picture. My balance was going in the negative, so they made me get something else.
I had some ECBs to start - $15 - and after all this and doing some rolling, I still left with $3 ECBs.

June 6, 2010

CVS - 6/6/10

Retail: $51.04 + tax OOP: $$3.50 Savings: $50.75
This was a pretty good day at CVS although they were out of almost everything I wanted. I did not earn any ECBs on this deal except for two $1 for using my green tags on the separate purchases. I also scored three of the $5/15 Qs to use on my next purchases (which will be done before they expire on Tuesday).
I used two $1 coupons for the Bounty paper towels.
$1/1 coupon for the dawn (made it free + .03 overage)
.25 on the toilet paper (which was already free with a $25 purchase of the other products from P&G)
1 coupon for free tampons
$2/1 for tampons
2 coupons for free always pads
I got the 3 notepads just to be able to use my 2 other Extracare cards so that I could possibly earn the $5/15 coupon.
Watch for new pictures in the next couple of days for my next trips to CVS!!!

May 28, 2010

No Coupons This Weekend

Remember, because of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no coupons in this weekend's paper.

Hope you enjoy your holiday!

May 27, 2010

Walgreens - 5/26

I've never done Walgreen's before since I started couponing and for a first time with no advance planning, I think I did pretty good!
I am not sure what the totals were, but I saved $17.99 and spent approximately $12.00. However, that was good because my original trip was for the shaving cream and bump cream for after shave and that in itself was going to cost $8.00. So, I only spent an extra $4.00 and got approximately $20 more in merchandise.
The contact solution was 7.99 and get 7.99 RR, but I had a $2.00 coupon, so I profited $2.00 on that transaction. I used the $8 RR and paid for the shaving supplies I went to get. I bought the hair band for $2.99 and got $3.00 in RRs, which I used to buy the Icy Hot (1.99 and I had a $1 coupon), the 2 Noxema razors (B1G1 at 2.99 and I had a $2/1 coupon), and the 2 boxes of freezer pops. I was in the negative and since I had never been to Walgreen's before I did not know exactly how to work it, there was a line building up behind me, and the freezer pops were the closest thing I could grab. Wish I had had a few minutes to think and I would have been able to work it better.
I may have to start working Walgreen's just like CVS!

May 26, 2010

CVS - 5/25

Retail: $94.17 Out of pocket: 62 cents and earned $11 ECB

I got the cereal for $1.66 and used a $1/2 coupon.

The Old spice bath wash was $4.00 and I used a B1G1 free coupon. I also used a B1G1 coupon for the deodorant (Buy a bath wash and get a deodorant free). I earned $8 in ECBs for these three products.

I got the 2 bags of candy for 99 cents each and I used a $1 off 2 coupon from the CVS red machine.

The lipsticks are Loreal and were on sale for 75% off. I used a $1 coupon on each one of them and then I earned $3 ECBs for making a $10 purchase of Loreal products.

I bought the Revlon nail polish and used a $1/1 coupon and got the fingernail polish remover free.

May 20, 2010

CVS - 5/20

CVS was really good today too! I got 12 rolls of toilet paper, a bottle of Dawn, 6 packages of cotton balls, 4 Ravioli, 4 snack pack puddings, and the Renuzit Crystals.

Retail: $45.45. Savings: $44.22.
OOP: $1.23 plus 7 ECBs. I earned 4 ECBs.

I used a $3/1 for the Renuzit Crystals and they are on sale for $3.99.

The Ravioli and Snack Packs are 4/$5 and spend $10 and get 3 ECBs. I used 2 $1/2 coupons for the Ravioli, a $1/3 for the Snack Packs, and a get one snack pack free when you buy 4 Raviolis. That made me spend $5.75 to earn the $3 in ECBs.

I had a raincheck for the toilet paper for 50 cents a roll. I had 6 coupons for $1/1 CVS paper product, so they were all free. I also had 6 $1/1 CVS cosmetic accessory, which made all the cotton balls free.

The Dawn was on sale for 88 cents and I used a $1/1 coupon for a 12 cent overage.

Grocery Shopping - 5/20

I don't normally do my grocery shopping, but this one was a great one and I wanted to show you what can be done!
Retail: $183.32
OOP: 60.62
SAVINGS: $122.70
This included 4 laundry detergents, 3 air fresheners, fresh fruit, 2 loafs of bread, 3 hot dog buns, 1 hamburger buns, 4 frozen vegetables (bagged), 5 frozen vegetables (boxed), eggs, 8 packages of hot dogs, 3 sandwiches, 6 yogurts, Tyson snacks, 6 bags of rice, 2 packs of gravy mix, 2 cans of pork n beans, 4 boxes of chex mix snack bars, spaghetti sauce, croutons, 2 BBQ sauces, 2 spicy mustards, BBQ chicken and BBQ pork, 4 fruit chillers, 3 cups of ice cream, and 2 packs of fresh strawberries.
Have to brag though that for the 3 air fresheners and the 4 boxes of laundry detergent, it was only $2.46!

May 19, 2010

Free Sunglasses Cloth from

Free Lime-Aid or Cherry Sparkler at Taco Bell

Grab a free Sparkler at Taco Bell. This is good for 1 week after you print the coupon and only the first 500,000 coupons will be accepted.

CVS Freebies: Cotton balls and Makeup Squares

The CVS machine is giving coupons $1 off any CVS brand cosmetic accessory. This is good for a pack of cotton squares or a small bag of cotton balls that sell for 99 cents each. These can be found in the travel section of the store.

May 18, 2010

Free Shakes at Sonic

From now until 6/27, you can get a free shake at Sonic when you buy one. No coupon is necessary and you can either get your free shake while you are there or you can get a coupon for a free one later.

May 17, 2010

Food Lion to Double Coupons

Food Lion is going to begin doubling coupons up to 60 cents and also price matching. You should check with your store to see if they are participating in this marketing trial. It would make for some very good deals - especially when they have BOGO sales. Unfortunately, I already know that the Calhoun store is not participating.

Flip-Flops from Old Navy

This Saturday only there will be $1 flip flops for the whole family at Old Navy. This is a great deal if you are need of summer shoes! Will probably be a big crowd though, so I would go early!

Just Wanna Talk

Hi, everybody. I just wanted to explain a little bit about what I do and how it works.

I know it looks like I am just gathering up a bunch of stuff each week when I shop just because it is free, but there is a reason behind what I do. I am building what is called a stockpile for my needs. This means that when I can buy something at a very low price or get it free, I get as much of it as I can so that I never have to pay full price for anything again. In fact, I have a list of things that I will never pay for again, such as razors, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, body wash. Can you imagine how much money you would save if you never have to pay for any of those things again?

I also pay very little to nothing for my paper towels and toilet paper. In fact, I have not paid anything for them since December, but now I am getting low and am having to find my deals. This weekend at Kroger, I paid 87 cents for 3 packages of toilet paper. I also have rainchecks for the toilet paper at CVS when it was 50 cents a roll and now I am getting coupons from the machine again to get $1 off 1 paper product from CVS and that means for each one I get, I can get 2 rolls of their toilet paper for free.

If anybody is interested in learning more about how to do this, just let me know. I will be happy to talk to you and guide you through the learning process and help you get started. If you have a group of people you would like to get together to learn how to do this, I would be more than happy to help you.

If you are interested in seeing pictures of my stockpile, here is a link to my pictures:

May 16, 2010

Kroger 5/16/2010

Retail: $49.14 OOP: $9.09

My grocery trip from Kroger was done yesterday. I did not post a picture of all I got, but it was a great shop. I paid $97.75 for $183.11 (savings of $85.36). I was supposed to get some Off Your Next Purchase coupons but they did not print. Customer service was nice enough to give me $4.00 in cash back. Then today, I was looking at the current catalina list and realized there were a lot of catalinas that did not print, so I took my receipt and went back to the store. She then gave me another $10.00 in cash.

I also have to say I was lucky enough that the man in the self checkout lane next to me did not pick up his catalinas as he left and I happened to see a $1 off your next purchase and I grabbed it up and used it on my purchase. I have to give a big THANK YOU to whoever he was!

The above products I picked up while I was there tonight.

I used a $10/1 for the Prevacid, but I also had a $10/1 downloaded on my shoppers card from the Kroger website. That made a 42 day supply of Prevacid cost $4.49 + tax.
I had a $3/2 on my Kroger card for the deodorant and I used a B1G1 coupon and a $1/1 coupon, which actually made me a profit of 50 cents for the deodorant.
I used a buy a scrubbing bubbles gel and get a toilet starter kit free and a $1/1 coupon for the cleaning products.

Rite-Aid 5/16/2010

Retail: $64.59 + tax OOP: -2.76 Rebate earned: $2.00 (YES, A PROFIT OF $4.76)
I used a B1G1 for the fingernail polishes and they were on sale B1G1, so they were free.
I used 4 B1G1 free coupons for the tic tacs - making all 4 of them free.
The Stride gum was $2.00 for all 9 packs (used some cents off and some B1G1 free -- actually think I bought more than I had to, but got myself confused).
I had a $10/1 and a $5/1 coupon for the sunglasses, and they were already $10 off this week. (I watched videos on the Rite-Aid website to earn those coupons).
The cereal was B1G1 and I used a $1/2 coupon.
I used a $5/25 coupon from Rite-Aid.

CVS 5/16/2010

Retail: 48.43 OOP: $2.61 + 19.45 Earned: 17.98 ECBs
This was a pretty good week with coupons from the red machine.
The razors were $6.99 and get $6.99 in ECBS.
The candy bars were B1G1 free and I had 2 coupons for B1G1 free - so all 3 were free.
I had 2 $1/1 CVS hair care products, so both their shampoo and conditioner was free.
The John Frieda products were $4.99 each and I used a $5/2 coupon that I got from the All You magazine.
The Aussie products were $2.99 each. I also used a coupon from today's paper for $2.00 off a styling product if you bought a shampoo or conditioner (so I actually paid $3.98) and I earned $4 in ECBs ($2 for each product).
I also got lucky enough that when I scanned my card at the machine tonight I got a $3/$15 purchase of haircare products.

May 12, 2010

CVS 5/12/2010

Okay friends, here is this week's shop - not very exciting. They did not have the razors I wanted so I got my raincheck - ALWAYS remember to get your rainchecks at CVS. I think I paid more than I wanted to, because I did not feel like reworking my deals after they did not have my razors. But here goes anyway:

Retail = 50.69 OOP = 3.95 + 16 ECBs ECBs earned: 21.97 ====== Profit of $2.02

Okay the 2 items in the front are Revlon lipsticks that were B1G1 50% off. I used 2 of the 2/1 coupons from the paper, and I had 2 CVS coupons for $3/1 product and $3/$15 purchase of Revlon.

The toothpaste was on sale for $3.50 and get $3.50 in ECBs, and I also used a 75 cent coupon - making it a money maker also.

The Always liners were $1.00 and I had a $1.00 off coupon so they were free.

The tampons were on sale for $4.99 and get 4.99 in ECBs and I also had a coupon for $1 off and a CVS coupon for $1 off - making it a $2 moneymaker.

The Poise pads (which go in my donate box to a particular person who has given me a needs list) were $2.69 but I had a CVS coupon for $1.50 off and a Q for .75 off, making them only 44 cents.

Now remember, I do use 3 CVS cards (one in my name, one in BFs name, and one not registered to anyone as the person who was supposed to use it said they "could not afford to shop at CVS" and gave it to me!!! Can you imagine anyone saying they cannot afford free? Well, she did....

Hope you all have a great week!

May 5, 2010

CVS 5/5/2010

I went back to CVS today because I needed the hair products. I paid $2.67 and earned $5 in ECBs as the Nivea applied to my prior purchase. I used a B1G1 and a $1/1 on the lip moisturizer, the FX curl products were B1G1 free at $6.59 and the Revlon was $4.97 each.
I got to my car and looked at my receipt and realized I overpaid for the Revlon (should have been 2 for $5.00). Therefore, I went back in, they refunded me $4.70 and I earned another $1 ECB for them. Gotta fix their register.
Just a word of warning - ALWAYS check your receipts before you leave. You may find a big error like I did.

Kroger - 5/5

I paid 82 cents for this at Kroger today. I downloaded a $3/2 onto my Kroger card from for the bodywash. Then I used B1G1 free coupons to get all the rest. I used a $1.25/1 on the bag of chicken.
At Kroger, if you have a B1G1 coupon and you buy 1 you get 1, then you can use another B1G1 and get a third, and a fourth, etc., as long as you have B1G1 coupons.

May 4, 2010

Free Cami from Lane Bryant

Here's another great find from Lane Bryant. Through 5/10 you can print the coupons to get a free cami. Maybe one to match your free panties from this past week! This is not redeemable at the outlet stores.

May 3, 2010

I went back to CVS today and I paid 70 cents plus 4 ECBs for this (saved $22.57). I earned $5 ECBs back on the Nivea, for a 43 cent profit!!!
I used a B1G1 for the lip product and also a $1/1.
I used 2 $3/1 coupons and a $2 off any bodywash from CVS for the bathwashes.
The waters were B1G1 and I used two B1G1 coupons I printed off the internet.

Target 5/3

I had to go to Cartersville today so I made a quick run to Target. I paid $1.14 and that was all tax (Uncle Sam wants his).
I used 3 $1/3 coupons on the Dove (97 cents each).
I used a $5/2 benadryl products for the itch relief pens ($2.47 each).
I used 2 $4/2 coupons for the Gillette clinical strength deodorants (they were on clearance).
I used 2 $1/1 coupons for the Tide. They are just 1 load each, but I thought they would be good for traveling.
And I bought a reusable bag (not pictured). The bag was $1.49 but I had to buy something or I would have been in the negative and I would have heard the dreaded BEEP from the register.

May 2, 2010

CVS 5/2

CVS was good to me today!
Retail: $56.32 + tax
OOP: 3.57 + 20 ECBs
ECB Earned: 23.98
Profit of 41 Cents!!!
I used a B1G1 coupon on the Nivea and 2 $4/1
I used 2 $1/1 and a $5/2 CVS coupon on the Almay products.
I had a raincheck for the eyecare solution.
I had a $2.00 coupon on an adult product (it is not pictured here as I have already donated it).

Rite-Aid 5/2

I think this was my personal best!!!
Retail: $63.11 + tax
OOP: $1.21
The Covergirl makeup is on sale B1G1. I used a B1G1 coupon and 2 of the 2.50/2 coupons.
I used a store ad for $3 and a manufacturer coupon for $3 on each Motrin PM.
I used 2 B1G1 coupons for the fingernail polishes.
I used a $1.50/1 coupon for the Kotex.
I used a $5 off $25 coupon from Rite-Aid.
I also went back and looked and this earned me $4 in rebates from Rite-Aid. Be sure and check out their Wellness program and their rebate program.

April 30, 2010

Today's Free Stuff

Here is what I got free today. I used a $1.00 coupon at Kroger for the deodorant. I used a $3.00 off 5 and a Get 1 Free at Ingles for the dog food and I used a $2.00 at Dollar General for the two fingernail products. You can get the printable coupon at pid=14415&zid=oj97&nid=10&bid=alk0430100454349675e876810">>pid=14415&zid=oj97&nid=10&bid=alk0430100454349675e876810

April 29, 2010

A Great Source For Coupons

For those of you not aware, there is a magazine at Wal-Mart called All You. It is filled with coupons and usually gets you freebies at CVS or Kroger. This is a very good magazine to pick up if you are seriously couponing!

Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

Go here to sign up for 2 free energy efficient light bulbs.

My Deals today

This is what I got today at Dollar General for a total of $1.09!!!

These packages were all on the clearance rack for $1.60. I had some B1G1 coupons and also $1.00 off coupons. I combined the $1.00 off manufacturer Q with a 50 cent DG store coupon. That made each package only 10 cents, but I had to pay the state tax.

I always check out Dollar General's clearance area with coupons that are about to expire. You never know what you might find that will be a good deal!!!

Free Panties at Lane Bryant

Here is my first hot tip - hope you enjoy it. You can get a free pair of panties at Lane Bryant through 5/3. Just go to the page and print the coupon. Already got mine and they are so cute!

My First Post

I will not bore you with all the details of my prior shopping trips, but want to say welcome to my page.

I came into couponing at Thanksgiving when I visited my sister's house and had to go into her pantry. She had so much "STUFF" that I just had to call her in and ask why she had all this "STUFF". She reminded me that she had told me about her new couponing habits and that I had laughed at her. Well, when I saw all that she had for free to pennies, I was no longer laughing - I was HOOKED!

I bought the paper on Sunday (two copies actually) and have been going nonstop ever since. Now, my mother laughed at her also when she had 20 bottles of seasoned salt (although she only paid like a dime for each one), but when my mother came to my house and saw my 20 bottles of shampoo that I had gotten for free, she no longer laughed and started couponing herself.

I have been so blessed with this new way of life that I am able to help my children and others in need with the free things that I get that I cannot use or do not want, but know that it will help them. I hope to be able to reach out and help others who want to know how to do what I do and make it easy for them too.