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.

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.