Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All You Magazine 9.95 for one year!

As a Director with Southern Living (since we have magazine subscriptions in our product offering), they have a special this month where you can get one year of All You for 9.95, please let me know if you are interested. The normal but still great price is 19.95 for one year. On average, they have between 70-90.00 worth of high dollar coupons each month. The sale price this month breaks down to .82 an issue and you will receive between approx. 850-1100 in coupon savings with this subscription. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested, it's only good for October! This also makes a great stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys couponing!

Free Ecotrin at Walgreens

There was a coupon out recently on healthcare items where when you buy 2 you get 7.00 off and when you buy 3 you get 10.00 off, some of the items include Ecotrin and Citrucel. I remembered that Walgreens had Ecotrin priced pretty low. I scored 2 of the small bottles for free. I am going to try my luck at Walmart with the coupons to see if I can score some overage since they allow it and Walgreens does not. Happy Shopping! This is a great donation item, lots of people are aspirin therapy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Moneymaker on Ziploc bags at Meijer

Forgot to mention that I got a bunch of Ziploc bags dirt cheap at Meijer that also qualify me for their $5.00 rebate. Check out the store matchups on and there is a link to the rebate, so this turns into a great moneymaking transaction!

Great deals and savings at Meijer today

I just spent a few hours (way longer than I had hoped) at Meijer but did get some great deals. I've been spending a lot of time checking out at the uscan machines and it takes quite a bit of time doing multiple transactions so I'm spending the least amount out of pocket. Today, they told me to just let them know when I am ready to check out and they will open up a lane for me. I use a lot of Mealbox coupons and those have to be approved each time you use one. So, if you shop at Meijer a lot, go through the regular lane and see if it saves you some time.

Please check out Macomb Money Savers for a FABULOUS breakdown and matchups for this week's sale.

I stocked up on Campbell's soup, Kraft Cheese, Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Ziplocs, Voila instant meals and got FREE PIZZAS!

I spent 77.79, but saved 152.58 with my coupons and the cash back!!!

Note the bread you need to buy to get the checkout coupons is the FRESH Pepperidge Farm bread in the bread aisle and the wheat varieties, the white doesn't appear to be generating the catalina (Thanks for the tip on that Macomb Money Savers!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rebates, Rebates and more Rebates

I just went to the bank and cashed my latest rounds of rebate checks and got 105.00 in cold hard cash, just for taking time to submit rebates! To date I have received about 250.00 in rebates starting late Spring. We are going on a skiing trip in December and by the end of this month, I should have enough to pay for our lodging expenses, how great is that! I want to encourage you to give rebates a try!

For instance, I do spend a lot of money at Rite Aid (or I should say a lot of money pre-coupons!). I get normally anywhere from 40-75.00 back from them monthly with their Single Check Rebate program. For September I have earned 42.00 that I should be receiving soon. In addition, I have been participating in their AWESOME Fall Gift of Savings program, enter all your receipts Sept. 13 - Oct. 17 and get up to a $20 gift certificate just for shopping there! This is pre-coupon totals! I received a 20.00 gift certificate that I rolled into another purchase and bought the Oil of Olay eye roller (I would have NEVER spent 21.99 for this normally) and I bought some Pantene Shampoo and qualified for a 20.00 rebate from Oil of Olay which will come to me in the form of a check that I can cash! So, just for shopping with my coupons, I earned all my Single Check Rebates as well as the Fall Gift of Savings Certificate for 20.00 and I got more products and I will be receiving a 20.00 check! This deal was incredible when I was able to score Huggies for less than 1.50 a package then submit the receipts to CareGivers Marketplace to get reimbursed another .75 making it less than 1.00 for a package of diapers that retails for 11.99. Rite Aid had a great rebate and sale on these but I earned an 11.00 credit for each package I purchased since that was the sale price and that is how the Fall Gift of Savings program works.

I'm a pretty happy couponer these days!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Need Conditioner, Soap, Toothpaste or Nail Polish?? CVS is the place to be this week!

I just snagged some awesome deals at CVS! There are many coupon links right now to get a 5 off 25 coupon at CVS for taking their "flu quiz". I already redeemed this coupon last week and I scanned my card at the kiosk machine in hopes of getting one but did not. But I was smart enough to ask the manager if they would accept a 5 off 25 from Rite Aid since they accept their coupons in the pharmacy. He was glad to do it! See, never hurts to ask! See how my transactions broke down:

Thanks to Hip2Save for these great matchups below:

1st Transaction
Dove BodyWash 7.00
Tone 2 pack soap 1.88
Colgate Total Advanced 2.99
(4) Dove Conditioners at 4.99 each
Arm & Hammer Advanced White Toothpaste .01
=31.84 + tax
I used the coupons listed below, along with a 10 ECB, a 4 seasonal ECB I received on Sunday, 5 off 25 from Rite Aid, my total was 5.21 and I paid for that on a gift card I received from transferring a prescription and I received $10 ECB from Dove, $2 from Colgate, and $1 from Tone. I took those ECBS and made the following transaction:

(6) Revlon Nail Polishes at 3.99( I was uncertain if the coupon would be accepted since it said on any color cosmetic product but the manager said it qualified but I did ask him twice and told him I didn't want to buy them if they wouldn't get reimbursed and he insisted that it qualified)
(4) Arm & Hammer Advanced White Toothpaste .01
=23.98 (my total went above 25.00 after tax)

I used the 5 off 25 from Rite Aid, (6) 1.00 Revlon coupons and my 13.00 in ECB's from the transaction before and I paid 1.14 which I put on my gift card and got back 18.00 in ECBS! On my way home, I dropped all the nail polish off at my nail technician's business and she was thankful and surprised!

Here is the coupon breakdown according to Hip2Save's website, please visit them to print some of the coupons

Dial, Tone or Coast Bar Soap 2-3 pk $1.88=$1Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1/1 Dial soap or body wash coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Final cost FREE + a $0.12 moneymaker!
**There is also a $0.35/1 in the 8/16 & 10/4SS.

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4oz or 360 Acti Flex Brush $2.99=$2Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1/1 toothpaste or toothbrush coupons from the 9/27SS
Or use the $1 Acti Flex Toothbrush coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Revlon Nail products $3.99=$3Ecb (limit 6)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 9/13SS
Final cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Buy $20 in select Dove products=$10Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Dove Body Wash $7
Buy 3 Dove Conditioners $4.49=$13.47 (Please note, my price at my store was 4.99 each so I bought 4 conditioners to get it past the 25.00 mark)
Use 1 $2/1 Dove Body Wash coupon from the 8/2RP
Use 3 $1.50/1 Dove Conditioner coupons from the 10/4RP
Pay $13.97
Get back a $10Ecb
Final cost $0.99 per item!
**Add $5 more in FREE items from other CVS weekly deals and you'll be able to use the $5 off $25. Final cost will be all FREE!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just how much can you really save clipping coupons?

This is a question I get asked ALL THE TIME! I went and got some fabulous deals at Meijer last week and want to show you how my savings broke down. I did need to do several transactions but got cake frosting and Betty Crocker Warm Delights for free as well as Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for .50, there were some other great deals too.

I spent $80.81, this is a lot higher than I normally spend!
I saved $106.79, my savings was over 60%!

I stocked up on a lot of juice for my family. We go through at least 1-2 jugs a week so I got about 15-16 containers (various kinds because most of my coupons were expiring). I snagged Northland Juice for .99 and V8 Smoothies that my 19 month old loves for 1.00 each. So my total was about 25.00 higher than it normally is (Motts was on sale for 1.77). But this is still a far cry from the $125-$160 I used to spend weekly!!