June 16, 2010
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.
June 9, 2010
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May 28, 2010
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May 26, 2010
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
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May 17, 2010
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: http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/ad201/amdahwd/stockpile%20-%20May2010/
May 16, 2010
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.
May 12, 2010
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
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April 29, 2010
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!!!
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.