Starting the New Year off right 95% Savings at Walgreens

So Walgreen’s had a lot of clearance when I went in to grab some newspapers on the 1st for the awesome coupons that come out on the first of the year. And that is when I saw all the clearance signs all over in the beauty department. Alas, I left my coupons at home. So I grabbed all the clearance bottles of my favorite conditioner and went back the next day.

I spent $11. 67.
I saved $214.65.
I got back $8.00 in RR on clearance Herbal Essences and Aussie.

I bought:

2 Suave mousse (free product coupons from their website games)
2 L’Oreal Hip Eyeshadow
4 Herbal Essences Conditioner
5 Pantene Conditioner
1 Pantene Mousse
1 Finesse Conditioner
2 Garnier Fructis Treatment
4 L’Oreal Studio Mousse
3 Aussie Conditioners
1 L’Oreal Studio Spritz
3 L’Oreal studio Gel
5 Covergirl Mascara
2 L’Oreal True Match Roller Foundation
1 Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover
1 L’Oreal Eyeliner Pencil
2 Pantene Hairspray
1 Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Candy
1 M&M Christmas Candies

What I haven’t already given away to friends and family is going to be donate. So I came out in the end with $226.32 worth of products and after RR, I only paid $3.67. AWESOME!!!

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Publix 06/14 – First Big Trip in Awhile – 79% Savings

So, we (toddler Jimmie and I) have been slacking on our coupon game lately, but today we went big, at Publix!!! LOL!!!

So this was the trip that we had planned. What’s in red is what we didn’t get, or different quantities than planned.

FOOD ITEMS

2    Klondike Express Potatoes 16 oz bag psa             $1.29     – BOGO q    = $1.29?
2    Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon 11.5 or 12 oz,             $2.69     – $1.75qs     = $0.94
4    Knorr Sides, 3.8 to 6.4 oz pouch,                 79¢         – $0.50/2     = $1.08
1    Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5 to 8 oz pkg,             $2    -$1.55        = $.45
1    Dannon Danimals                        $2    – $2        = 0
1    Organic Valley Half & Half                    $1.89    – $1.00        = $0.89
   Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese 4 pk                 $2    – $1.00        = $1.00
1    Dannon Danonino 6pk                    $2.00    – $1.00        = $1.00
1    Produce (Tomatoes on the Vine, Banana, Apple, Lettuce, Collard Greens, Yellow Squash, Green Beans)  $4.00  – $4.00  = 0
2    Orville Popping Corn, 12 to 19.8 oz box or 30 oz jar, BOGO     $5.07    – $2.55        = $3.52
2    Pompeian Imported Olive Oil, 16 oz,     BOGO             $5.99    – $2.00        = $3.99
4    V8 Splash or Diet V8 Splash, 64 oz,     BOGO             $3.49    – $1.00        = $2.49
2    Ken’s Steak House Dressing, 16 oz,     BOGO            $3.29    – $1.00        = $2.29
8    Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta 12 to 16 oz         BOGO             $1.39    – $1.00        = $0.39
4    Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz bot,     BOGO             $1.85    – $0.83        = $1.02
2    Gulden’s Mustards                        $1.69    – $0.68        = $1.01
10    Chef Boyardee 14.5 to 15 oz,                     $1.00    – $0.35        = $0.65
1    Publix Reuseable Bag                        $0.99    – $0.99        = $0
2    Chiquita Singles Bites                        $1.98    – $1.00        = $0.98
Should be -> $72.96 (with free q products ~ 102.15) before coupons -> $25.37 after coupons
-Price check Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread – $2.00q

NON FOOD ITEMS
2    Dial Body Wash            BOGO            $3.91     – $3.00         = $.91
2    Suave Lotion 18 oz                         $2.39     –  $3.89     = $0.89
2    Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 6 or 7,5 oz bot,             $1.00            = $1.00
   Airwick Freshmatic Starter Kit                $5.99    – $4.00     = $1.99
1    Bayer Advanced Extra Strength, 20 ct.,             $3.49    – $4.00     = -$.51
2    Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System                $11.99    – $9.00     = $3.00
2    Combat ant or roach bait/gel kill                $5    -$5qs        = $0
2    Nature Made Vitamins                    $3.59    – $8.00     = -$1.00
4    Sundown Vitamins                        $3.59    – $4.00     = -$0.41
1    Cottonelle wipes                        $2.89    – Free Q     = $0
1    John Frieda Foam Hair Color                    $12.00    – $8.00     = $4.00
1    Garrity Value Lite Flashlight, 2 ct pkg,             $3.99    – $3.00 PQ    = $0.99
Should be $106.55 before coupons -> after coupons and before taxes $3.79

However, when we got there, we found out that we are only allowed expired Publix coupons up to a week. And half our non-food items weren’t in stock, they didn’t carry at all or our Publix coupons had expired more than a week ago. So we had to make some adjustments. Some more costly than previously planned.

Some items I picked up that weren’t on the list.

1 Publix Frozen French Fries
1 Ramen Noodles 6 pack
2 Bailey Coffee Creamers
3 Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Dinners

Free Product Coupon Items

Smuckers Uncrustables
Ore Ida Sweet Potato Fries
Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles
Breakstone Cottage Cheese 4-pack
Pillsbury Toaster Struddles
Jello Temptations
Beachnut Frutties
YoPlait Yogurt Cup
International Delight Breve Creamer

I spent $49.33.

I saved $189.38.

CVS 4/25 – 90% Savings

So, I raided the clearance rack and busted the rest of my CVS gift card that I receive from ExpoTV!

I spent $14.95.

I saved $132.41.

So what did I buy?

2 – Conair Round Brushes

1 – Scunci Round Brush

3 – Scunci Headbands

8 – Various Feminine Products

1 – Clairol Hair Dye

2 – Rimmel Mascara

1 – CVS Drinking Straws

1 – Gena Tea Tree Oil

1 – Neutrogena Sugar Body Scrub

2 – Colgate Total Toothpaste

Target 4/25 – 76% Savings

So, I went to Target to price match CVS’ ad this week for the Dove + Men’s Deodorant, to use along with my Target coupon. It worked and I had no problem, other than them limiting me to the same amount as CVS, but I don’t consider that to be a problem at all, rules are rules.

I spent $25, before gift cards.

I saved $77.67.

So, what did I buy?

5 – Dove + Men’s Care Deodorant

6 – Degree Men’s Deodorant

10 – Circo Infant and Toddler Socks

1 – Nivea for Men Body Wash

1 – Circo Toddler Shirt

1 – Carter’s Toddler 3 piece Outfit

1 – Toddler Shoes

1 – Circo Infant Shirt

1 – Poster Board

2 – Cars Multiplication Flashcards

1 – Wilton Food Color

1 – Wilton Sparkly Green Icing

2 – Savour Body Splash

1 – Market Pantry Cheese Crackers

Our Happy Easter

Here is my handsome little man dressed up is his Easter suit.

Here he and I are after church. Can count on smile on demand with him.

I made Easter baskets for Jimmie and his cousin. Here he is enjoying all the many treasures inside. This was a wonderful Easter!

CVS 4/24 98% Savings

So we had to go to 4 different store today to get all the deodorant, but we got them, though not without a frustratingly angry exasperating trip to Walmart that left me wanting open bottles of soda and pour it all over their floors.

I spent $1.57.

I saved $86.32.

I started out with $0 EBC.

I ended up with $1 ECB, for my Green Bag Tag. You earn $1 ECB for every four trips you make usinf your reusable bags.

So, what did I buy?

17 – Dove + Men’s Care Deodorant/Antiperspirant

1 – Tabasco Sauce (Clearance)

Maximizing Your WIC

Ok, so I get WIC for my baby. It gets him milk, eggs, cereal, cheese, bread, fruits and vegetables and the Pediasure that is helping him gain weight.

One of the things that I have learned through coupons and shopping at Publix is to get twice as much as I can for my WIC checks.

I wait until things that I can get with my WIC are Buy One Get One Free (BOGO). Case in point my trip last night.

My WIC checks allow me to get 36 ounces of cereal, however the Quaker Grits are BOGO this week, so instead of only 3 boxes, I was able to get 6!!!

And on my fruit and vegetable voucher, we get $6.00 of fruits and vegetables, and the Fresh Express Salad Blends are BOGO, so I was able to get two, instead of just the one that I would have been able to get.

Awesome in my book, so now I will be able to eat one of the bags and Jimmie can chew the other bag and spit it out like he always does when he eats salad. He loves salad, but rarely swallows the lettuce.