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.

CVS and Walgreens
September 26, 2008, 8:31 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Walgreens

I had some ECBs expiring and the September free after rebate items to pick up this week, so off I went to CVS and Walgreens.

At CVS, I got:
Nivea For Men bodywash $4.99 minus $1 coupon= $3.99
Crest Pro Health mouthwash $2.99
Adidas deodorant $4.99 minus $1 coupon= $3.99
Minus $10 in ECBs
Total out of pocket $.97
Got back $10.99 in ECBs

At Walgreens, I picked up:
Water filter $6.99
Crest Pro Health toothpaste $3.79 minus $.75 coupon= $3.04
Lypsyl lip balm $1.99
Excederin Express Gels $3.99
Chemistry shampoo $7.99
Nivea For Men bodywash $4.99
Butter $1.19 (we were running out and I didn’t feel like running to another store just for butter)
4 packs of Swedish Fish $4 minus 2 $1 off 2 coupons= $2
Birthday card $2.49 (my best friend’s birthday is in a few days and I just happened to remember while I was shopping)
Minus $14.50 in Register Rewards
Total out of pocket $21.61, paid with gift card
Will be getting back $29.74 in EasySaver rebates and I am sending away for another rebate for a coupon for a free tube of Crest Pro Health tootpaste.

CVS & Walgreens
September 12, 2008, 9:07 am
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Walgreens

Definitely not too shabby of a week for me!

2 Right Guard Extreme deodorants $5.98 minus 2 $1 coupons= $3.98
2 bags of Chex Mix $2 minus 2 $1 coupons= FREE
1 package of Trident Xtreme Care gum $1 minus $.75 coupon= $.25
4 multi packs of Eclipse gum (Jake loves this gum and I needed some filler, so it all worked out) $6
Minus $10 ECB
Total out of pocket $.43
Got back $4 in ECBs

1 bottle of Crest Pro Health mouthwash $4.49 minus $.75 coupon= $3.74
3 bottles of Robitussin cough syrup $11.97 minus 3 $3 coupons= $2.97
3 packets of Ramen noodles (Jake asked me to pick some up, long story) $1
Total out of pocket $7.74
Got back $10 in Register Rewards for the Robitussin and $4.50 back in Register Rewards for the Crest mouthwash

CVS, Walgreens, groceries
August 29, 2008, 9:21 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger, Walgreens

I didn’t do too badly this week as far as deals are concerned. A few of my ECBs were going to expire, so I figured I’d better go tonight to use them up.

At CVS, I picked up:
2 packages of Stayfree pads on sale for 2/$9 minus BOGOF coupon= $4.50
Kotex liners $1.39 minus $1 CVS CRT minus $.75 coupon= FREE WITH OVERAGE
2 bottles of Eucerin lotion (Jake loves this stuff for his psoriasis) $15.98
Minus $3/$15 (from the September issue of Richmond Parents Monthly)
Minus $14.99 in ECBs
Total OOP $2.50
I got back $11.49 in ECBs.

I went to Walgreens last Saturday to take advantage of the $5/$20 coupon and got the following:
Pert Plus $3.79 minus $2 coupon= $1.79
2 boxes of Tuf trash bags on sale for 2/$10
6 bags of Russell Stover Private Select chocolate on clearance for $1.79 a bag minus 2 B2G1F coupons= $7.16
Box of Whitman’s Soho chocolates on clearance for $3.49 minus $2 coupon= $1.49
Box of Russell Stover Private Select chocolates on clearance for $2.99 minus $2 coupon= $.99
Bar of Russell Stover Internationale chocolate on clearance for $1.19
Minus $5/$20
Total OOP $18.52
I’ll be getting $8.79 back in EasySaver rebates.

I got a few goodies at Ukrops, a local grocery store:
2 boxes of Pillsbury family size brownie mix on sale for $1.50 a box minus 2 $.40 coupons= $2.20
A little over 2 pounds of peaches for $1.18/lb minus $.50 coupon= $1.94
Total OOP $4.21

And last, but not least, a few highlights from our Kroger trip:
4 pack of Cottonelle $1 minus $.50 coupon doubled to $1= FREE
4 pouches of Purina Whisker Lickin’s on sale for $1.29 each minus 2 $1.50 off 2 coupons (they were going to expire and I wanted to use them up before they did)= $2.16
4 packs of Hunts Snack Pack pudding on sale for $1 each minus 2 $.30 off 2 coupons doubled to $.60 each= $2.80
2 bottles of Welch’s Squeezable preserves on clearance for $2.23 each
12 pouches of Kool Aid $2.40
Kraft salad dressing $2.19 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Wheat Thins $2.50 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Crystal Light $3.99 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Kraft American cheese singles $2.49 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
All in all, we saved 44% at Kroger.

Kroger this week
August 22, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger

The drug stores didn’t thrill me this week, so I just stuck to Kroger. I am planning on going to Walgreens either tonight or tomorrow to take advantage of the new $5/$20 coupon and get the last few rebate items for August.

We found a few good clearance items:
Minute Maid Orangeade for $1.50
Private Select organic beef for $3.68 minus $2 coupon= $1.68!!!
Organic veggie tray for $2.99
2 dish towels for $.62 a piece
2 packages of pork chops for $2.89 and $2.63
Chiquita Apples Bites for $1.49
5 Breyer’s Natural YoCrunch yogurts for $.62 a piece
Chicken patties for $2.99
Chicken meatballs for $2.99
Jar of organic hummus for $2.09

And sale items:
2 packages of Purina Beggin Strips for $5 minus 2 $1 coupons= $3
Purina Carvers dog treats for $2.50 minus $1 coupon=$1.50
2 jars of Ragu pasta sauce for $3.10 minus $.50 coupon doubled to $1= $2.10
3 packages of Tyson chicken breast for $3.20, $3.05, and $3.66

Walgreens and Rite Aid
August 15, 2008, 11:07 am
Filed under: Deals, Rite Aid, Walgreens

I had a $2 Register Reward expiring this week, so I decided to run into Walgreens to get some Kashi cereal that was on sale for $2.50 a box. I printed out two $2 coupons from Kashi’s website and wound up paying $1.69 for all three boxes. An awesome deal for cereal that is usually $4+ a box!

I also stopped into Rite Aid to pick up the following:
2 boxes of Durex condoms on sale for $6.99 a box minus 2 $2 coupons= $9.98
1 bottle of Astroglide on sale for $7.99
Total out of pocket with tax= $19.07
I’ll be getting $17.99 back in Single Check Rebates.

We’ll probably be stopping into Kroger tonight to pick up a few sale items and to stock up on goodies for our beach trip this weekend. Jake’s friend invited us to come down to Nag’s Head with him this weekend and we couldn’t refuse! I should be back to posting on Monday night. Have a good, frugal weekend, everyone!