CVS Steals
November 11, 2008, 8:57 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals


2 Palmolive dish detergents $2.98 minus two $.25 coupons= $2.48
Garnier Fructis conditioner $2.99 minus $1 coupon= $1.99
Smart Water $1.59
St. Ives body wash $3.99
Minus $10.05 in ECBs
Total= $.04 which I paid for with a giftcard, haha
Got $8.59 back in ECBs

My Kroger haul
November 6, 2008, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger


Kroger was having their notorious buy 10 participating items, get $5 off your order sale this week, so I convinced Jake to go last night and boy, did we ever make out. Here are the highlights of our Kroger trip:

Items we got for free
2 3 liter bottles of Deer Park water
2 cans of Carnation evaporated milk
Kroger oatmeal
Quaker oats
Betty Crocker potatoes (I actually made $.05 on these, haha)
Scotch Brite lint roller

Items we got for cheap
Betty Crocker cookie mix- $.70
Dial soap- $.40
2 boxes of Total- $1 each
Domino sugar- $1
2 3 packs of Scotch Brite sponges- $1.50 each
4 Scotch Brite Nail Saver sponges- $1 each
Welch’s grape juice- $1.50
Listerine- $1.50
2 boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa- $.25 each
2 cans (1 organic) of Hunt’s tomatoes- $1 each
2 boxes of Zatarain’s rice- $.63 each
Smucker’s jam $1.30
3 packages of Nestle chocolate chips- $1.33 each
2 packages of clearanced down turkey sausages- $1.49 each
Clearanced down bottle of strawberry milk (for Jake, haha)- $.99

All in all, we spent $42 for 40 items. We saved $54, according to the receipt.

More electronic coupons
November 4, 2008, 6:42 pm
Filed under: Coupons

I wrote previously about electronic coupons and I recently stumbled upon two more sites that offer electronic coupons: Upromise and Cellfire.

I’m already a huge fan of Upromise since it helps me contribute more to my student loans, but now they also have a ecoupons program that load the coupons directly onto the customer loyalty cards that you already have linked to your Upromise account.

Cellfire mostly advertises that they offer coupons that you load onto your cell phone, but if you’re not quite comfortable with doing that yet (like me), you can load some of those offers onto your customer loyalty cards instead.

November 1, 2008, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Food, Money Basics

Someone stole my sandwich out of the work fridge (granted, I got it for free from the cafe here and it didn’t have my name on it- lesson learned) so I was forced to go somewhere and buy my lunch today. I went to Chick-Fil-A because it is close and quick and relatively tasty compared to other fast food places. I paid $7 for a chicken wrap and fries. Seven whole dollars.

I am so glad I’m in the habit of bringing my lunch to work everyday. Not only do I save close to $150 a month by doing so, I also keep a better eye on what kind of nutrients are going into my body.

Note to self: label all food that goes in the work fridge!