Friday, September 7, 2012

My CVS Trip 9/9 paid $6.57


I had to make a quick trip to CVS for medicine for my entire family!! We are all coming down with miserable colds and my stock on meds for colds was empty.  I only took $5 EB's and $5 gift card with me because I didnt think I would be picking up anything else, otherwise my total would have been zero.  CVS has their summer stuff on clearance right now for 50-75% off and I couldnt pass up the flip flops and they also had several medicines on clearance from 30-50% off.  The soap in the picture should not be there, it was a purchase at Bi-Lo that made it into this pic some how.

2- Bubbles $1.99 ea - 75% = $0.49 ea
2- Flip Flops $2.99 ea - 75% = $0.75 ea
2-Flip Flops $5.99 ea - 75% = $1.49 ea
1- Kleenex $0.99
1- CVS brand dayquil $4.69 - 50% = $2.34
1- CVS brand Nyquil $6.29 - 50% = $3.14
1- Pedia Care Flu relief $7.99 - 50% = $3.99

used $5 gift card
used $5 EB's

grand total = $6.57 

My Bi-Lo trip 9/7 saved 78%


I havent been to Bi-Lo for a while and I couldnt pass it up any longer.  This weeks deals were pretty good and they take just about anybody as a competitor.  I had a $5/$25 Save-a-Lot coupon to help with total.  The picture above is missing a 2pk of Dove soap, it got put in my CVS photo. Too much on my mind when unloading bags and setting up for pics.

5- Hormel Completes Kids Meals BOGO @ $1.99 - 3MQ $1 & 1MQ $0.55 dbl = $0.17 ea
3- Cheese Nips @ $1.99 ea - TQ $1/2 & MQ B2G1 & MQ $1/2 = $0.66 ea
2- Coke 2L @ $1 ea
2- Dr Pepper 2L @ $1 ea - @ TQ $0.55 = $0.45 ea
2- Propel water BOGO @ $1.00 = $0.50 ea
6- Gatorade Recover @ $1 ea - 3MQ $1/2 = $0.50 ea
1- Southern Homes tortillas chips @ $1.66
2- Finish Quantum BOGO @ $4.49 - MQ $0.50 dbl & MQ $0.75 = $1.37 ea
1- Dove soap 2pk @ $1.89 - MQ $1 = $0.89
4- Pillbury Crescent Rolls @ $1 ea - 2MQ $1/2 = $0.50 ea
2- Pillsbury cinn rolls @ $1 ea - 1MQ $1/2 = $0.50 ea
5- Totinos Pizza @ $1.25 ea - MQ $1.10/5 = $1.03 ea
 I also had e-coupons that took off another $1.90 for the pillsbury and Totinos
I also had the $5/$25 Save-a-Lot coupon

Grand Total $15.75 saved $55.42 or 78%

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Publix Trip 9/5 saved 69%


Im back in the game!! LOL I feel like I havent been on a real grocery trip in forever.  I loved the ad for this week at Publix because I needed a lot of what was on sale.  I tried to keep it under $30 but that didnt work out to well.  I paid $35.69 (before tax) and saved $114.03 with sales and coupons.  Here is what I got:

4- Lenders Bagels BOGO @ $2.19 = $4.38 or $1.10 ea
6- Smart Balance milk @ $2.50 ea - MQ $1.50 = $1.00 ea
2- Cream Cheese @ $1.50 ea
1- Armour lunchable @ $1.00
2- Baileys creamer @ $1.50 ea - MQ $1 = $0.50 ea
2- Hunts tomato sauce BOGO @ $0.97 = $0.48 ea
1- Donut - $0.79
1- Rotel diced tomatoes @ $1.00
1- Velveeta cheese @ $2.20
1- Louana Veg. oil @ $2.08- MQ $0.50 dbl = $1.08
1- Dunkin Hines cake mix @ $0.86
2- Franks Buffalo sauce BOGO @ $3.00 - MQ $0.50 dbl = $0.50 ea
10 - GoGo squeeze apple sauce BOGO @ $2.59 - 10 MQ $0.50 dbl & 4 CQ $1/2 = FREE + $1.05 overage
6- Marachun Yakisoba soup BOGO @ $0.99 - MQ $0.50 dbl = FREE + $3.03 overage
6- Larabar @ $1 ea - 2 MQ $0.75/3 & 2 CQ $1/3 = $0.42 ea
1- New England coffee @ $3.85
2- Old el paso taco kits BOGO @ $3.19- MQ $0.50 dbl = $0.60 ea
8- Right Guard deodorant BOGO @ $3.79 -3 MQ $2/2 & 2MQ $1 = $0.90 ea
1- Publixbar soap 3pk @ $1.79

Total after sales and coupons = $35.69 I saved 69% ($114.03)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2 more ways to earn gift cards!!


I just found out about 2 new ways to earn gift cards so I thought I would share.  Some of you may already know about these, if not, give them a try. (=

My favorite is CheckPoints.  You earn points for "checking into stores" around you or that you all ready shop at.  All you do is Check In and scan some items for points and coins.  The coins can be used to play games to earn more points and then you can use the points to order gift cards such as Amazon, Home Depot, iTunes, Starbucks and more!  Use the link HERE to sign up and please use the Bonus code: slagle30.  Using that code you will automatically get 300 points added to your account and 150 to my account.
The other app I have started using is Shopkick.  I am fairly new to this one so I cant give you too many details but it is sort of the same as Checkpoints.  You earn points for checking into certain stores and scanning items. They also have bonus areas you can work on for more points.  You can then use those points to get rewards for gift cards, magazine subscriptions, electronics and more.  Please use the link HERE and if you do you will automatically get 50 points added to your account.

Both of these apps are available on iPhone and Android.  If you have any question feel free to leave a comment and I will try to help as much as I can.

My Publix Trip 8/29


Well, after a 2 week break from shopping, I finally couldnt take it anymore!! LOL  I headed out to Publix today with a $25 budget and coupons in hand.  It was like a breath of fresh air as soon as I walked in those sliding doors!  Not to mention, school is back in so I got to go alone!! YAY!!  Here is what I got and how I did it:

4- Mt Olive pickles BOGO @ $2.99 - 4MQ $.50 dbl = $0.25 ea
2- Publix pizza dough BOGO @ $2.59 = $1.30 ea
4- Herbal Essence shamp. & cond. @ $2.50 ea - 2MQ $3/2 = $1.00 ea
4- Honest Tea BOGO @ $1.49 - 2MQ $1.25/2 = $0.12 ea
3- Ritz crackers BOGO @ $3.79 - MQ B2G1 & MQ $1/2 = $0.93 ea 
** im in SC and here bogo's ring up at half price each
2- Kraft dressing BOGO @ $2.93 - MQ $1/2 = $0.97 ea
1- Nabisco Wheat Thins @ $2.50 - MQ Free product (my coke rewards) = FREE
1- Publix bread @ $1.89
4- French's mustard BOGO @ $1.71 - 4MQ $0.30 dbl = $0.26 ea
2- Kraft singles @ $2.50 - 2MQ $1 = $1.50 ea
2- Pillsbury cinn rolls @ $1 ea -MQ $0.50/2 dbl = $0.50 ea
1- Publix shredded mozerella @ $2.50
2- Motts squeeze apple sauce 4pk @ $2 ea - 2 MQ $1 = $1.00 ea
1- Publix tortilla chips @ $2.59 - PQ Penny item = $0.01

Grand Total (before tax) $22.90

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Walmart Trip 8/7 Saved 91%!!


I decided to make a quick run to Walmart today with coupons in hand for some cheap to free items.  I never have good luck getting the free or really cheap stuff, it always seems to be cleaned out by the time I get there. Today I got about half of what i was going for.

5- Pepsi Next 2L @ $1 ea - 3MQ $.55 & 1MQ $1/2 = $2.35 ($0.47 ea)
2- Accu- Chek Nano @ $9.76 ea - 2MQ $10 = FREE + $0.48 overage
1- NYC nail color @ $0.99
1- Kotex U liners @ $1.19 - $1 = $0.19
3- Bic Silky Smooth @ $2.97 ea - 3MQ $3 = FREE + $0.09 overage
1- Bic Soilel @ $3.67 - 1MQ $3 = $0.67

Total = $3.63 thats 91% savings!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

All this at CVS for $2.01!!! saved 97%

Saved 97%


To start my trip to CVS i had a $5 gift card, $3 Extra Bucks, $3/$15 beauty purchase and lots of coupons.  

Transaction #1

2- Dawn @ $0.99 ea
3- Olay cleansing cloths @ $3.74 ea 
1- Olay facial cleaner @ $3.74 ea
4- Olay Body Wash @ $5.99 ea
1- CVS Body wash @ $3.79

used:
2- MQ Dawn $0.50
2- MQ $3/2 Olay cleaners
4- MQ Buy Olay cleaner get body wash FREE
1- CVSQ  $3 off any CVS body wash
1- CVSQ $3/$15 beauty purchase
1- $3 Extra Bucks
$5 Gift Card

Earned $5 Extra Bucks for next transaction

Grand Total = $0.01

Transaction #2

4- Suave deodorant @ $1 ea
4- Suave Body Wash @ $2 ea

used:
4- $0.50 Suave deodorant
4- $0.75 Suave Body Wash
$5 Extra Bucks

Earned $4 Extra Bucks for next week.

Grand Total $2.00




My Bi-Lo trip 8/1


Not a big week for me, but couldnt pass up the Pepsi deal.  My goal was to stay under $20 and I did.  I only spent $18.62.  I saved 67%!! 

8- Pepsi Next 2L @ $0.99 ea - 8 MQ $0.55 & 1 PQ $1/2 = $2.52 ($0.31 ea)
2- Betty Crocker potatoes @ $1 ea - 1 MQ $0.50/2 dbl = $1 ($0.50 ea)
2- SaraLee bread BOGO @ $2.48 ($1.24 ea)
2- Lance crackers 8pk BOGO @ $2.48 - 2 MQ $0.55 dbl = $0.28 ($0.14 ea)
2- Southern Home pretzels @ $1 ea = $2.00
2- Dawn dish soap @ $1 ea - 2 MQ $0.50 & 2 TQ $.25 = $0.50 ($0.25 ea)
3- Carbona stain devils BOGO @ $2.86 - 3 MQ $1.00 = $1.29 ($0.43 ea)
1- Milk 1/2 gal. @ $2.56
5- Totinos pizza @ $1.25 ea - 1 MQ $1.10/5 = $5.15 ($1.03 ea)
6- Bananas @ $0.59 lb = $1.14

Total Spent $18.62



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Publix Trip 7/25 saved 61%



Todays trip to Publix was a crazy one.  They were super busy and then when i checked out the cashier got all my coupons mixed up while scanning them so he missed 5 of them for a total of $5.50.  Normally if it is just change I dont worry about it but $5.50 i had to go back to customer service and get my money back. (=  They were so nice about it and the cashier even apologized.

I spent $33.77 and saved 60%

6- Covergirl nail clippers @ $2.29 ea - 6 PQ $3/2 & 3 MQ $3/2 = FREE + $1.26 overage
4- Gatorade 64 oz BOGO @ $2.25 = $4.50 ( $1.13 ea)
2- Reeses Puffs cereal BOGO @ $3.99 - 2 MQ $0.50 dbl = $1.99 ( $1.00 ea)
1- Honey Bunches of Oats @ $1.96 - 1 MQ $1.00 = $0.96
2- Juicy Juice Fruitfuls 8pk BOGO @ $3.25 - 2 MQ $1.00 = $1.25 ( $0.63 ea)
2- Quaker Chewy granola bars BOGO @ $2.79 - 1 MQ $1/2 = $1.79 ($0.90 ea)
2- Pasta Roni BOGO @ $1.35 ($0.67 ea)
1- Muellers Pasts @ $0.72
1- Betty Crocker cake mix @ $1.71
1- Betty Crocker icing @ $1.99 - 1 PQ $1.50 wyb cake mix and icing = $0.49
3- Glory Corn muffin mix @ $0.75 ea - 3 MQ $0.35 dbl = $0.15 ( $0.05 ea)
3- Smuckers grape & apple jelly @ $2.69 - 50% - $0.35 dbl = $1.94 ( $0.65 ea)
2- Smuckers strawberry preserves @ $3.59 - 50% - $0.35 dbl = $2.19 ( $1.10 ea)
4- Ragu Pasta Sauce BOGO @ $2.19 = $4.38 ( $1.10 ea)
2- Mt Olive pickles BOGO @ $2.39 - 2 MQ $0.50 dbl = $0.39 ( $0.20 ea)
1- Nutella @ $3.00 - 1 MQ $1.00 = $2.00
4- Ziplock bags @ $1.50 ea - 2 MQ $1/2 & 2 PQ $1/2 = $2.00 ( $0.50 ea)
1- Glad Cling wrap @ $2.89 - 1 PQ $0.75 = $2.14
1- Publix cling wrap @ $2.69 - $2.69 (buy theirs get ours free sale) = FREE
1- Cake candles @ $1.65
1- Ore- Ida sweet potato fries @ $1.76
1- Clorox wipes @ $2.00 - 1 PQ $1 = $1.00
3- 10 Pk pencils @ $0.33 ea = $1.00


Grand Total after sales and coupons was $33.09. I saved 61%!!

My small CVS trip 7/25

I just made a quick trip to CVS today.  I couldnt pass up the cheap Pepsi next and while I was there the "magic coupon machine" spit out a coupon for $0.50 off 24 pk of Nestle water and a $1 off 2 Mars singles.

3- Pepsi Next 2L @ $0.99 ea - 3 MQ $0.55 = $0.44 ea
1- Nestle water 24pk @ $2.99 - 1 CVSQ $0.50 = $2.49
2- Twix singles @ $0.50 ea - CVSQ $1 = FREE

Grand Total = $3.81

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Bi-Lo trip 7/11 saved 45%


This is only my third couponing trip to Bi-Lo so I am still trying to figure them out a bit, but I think I did pretty good today considering I only had 4 coupons to use with this trip!  Bi-Lo accepts just about any competitor store coupon and they double MQ up to $0.60.  They also have what is called a "meal deal" and I broke that down below.

4- Powerades @ $0.69 ea = $2.76/4
2- Natures Own butter bread BOGO @ $2.60/2
1- Mentos @ $0.79
2- Southern Homes pretzels @ $1 ea = $2.00/2
2- Hefty slider bags @ $2 ea - 2 MQ $0.55 dbl = $1.80/2
3- Foam plates 40ct @ $1 ea = $3/3
3- plastic cutlery @ $0.59 ea = $1.77/3
1- Scott paper towels 6pk mega roll @ $5.49 - 1 MQ $0.75 = $4.74
1- Scott bath tissue 8 pk @ $5.49 - 1 MQ $0.75 = $4.74

Meal Deal:
Buy:
2- bags chicken (patties and nuggets) @ $5.39 ea = $10.78
Get FREE:
1- Ketchup = FREE
1- 4pk strawberry fruit bars = FREE
1- Crispie French Fries = FREE
1- Broccoli Steamer = FREE

Total after sales and coupons was $34.41 saved 45%!!

7/11 Publix Trip saved 74%


Todays trip to Publix was small, i wasnt really impressed with the ad and I am still trying to adjust to not being able to use Target coupons at my Publix.  ( I just moved to SC from FL)  At my Publix they double coupons up to $.50 and BOGO's ring up at half price each so you dont have to buy both items if you dont want to. This is what I got and how I did it:

2- Super Pretzel BOGO @ $3.19 - 2 MQ $0.35 dbl = $1.79/2
3- Ocean Spray/Motts fruit snacks BOGO @ $2.79 - 3 MQ $0.50 dbl = $1.18/3
1- Colgate toothpaste BOGO @ $2.89 - 1 MQ $0.50 dbl = $0.45
1- Bic mechanical pencil 10 pk @ $1.00
2- Gatorade 64 oz BOGO @ $2.25/2
2- Eveready Flashlights @ $3.99 ea - 2 MQ $2. & 2 PQ $1 = $1.98/2

Total after sales and coupons = $8.66 for 11 items (thats $0.78 an item)!!
I saved 74%

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Publix Trip 6/13 saved 82%



My trip to Publix today was small, I didnt really need much.  I love that Publix in S.C. doubles coupons up to $.50 and every Wednesday has a "Penny Item". Todays penny item was Publix brand Vanilla Waffers.  Here is what I got:

1- Publix Vanilla Waffers @ $1.85 - PQ $1.84 = $.01
4- Pillsbury Grands Jr. @ $1 ea - (2) PQ $1/2 - MQ $.40 DBLD = $.30 ea
2- Snapware @ $2.79 - 50% - (2) MQ $2 = FREE + $1.21 overage
1- Lg Snapware @ $6.99 - 50% - MQ $2 = $1.49
1- Smart Balance milk @ $2.50 - MQ $1.50 = $1
2- Yosicle BOGO @ $4.29 - (2) MQ $1 - (2) PQ $1 = $.15 ea
2- Tampico BOGO @ $1.99 = $1 ea
1- 1/2 gal milk @ $2.49

Grand Total: $7.26  I saved 82% after sales and coupons!!


My first ever Bi-Lo trip.



I have  just moved from Florida to South Carolina and have heard about the deals you can get using coupons at Bi-Lo, so I decided to give it a try this morning. Bi-Lo doubles MQ's up to $.60 and takes just about any competitor coupon i asked about. They also have FuelPerks which saves you $.05 per gallon on every $50 you spend.   I decided to make it a small trip since I was new to Bi-Lo and this is how I did.

Betty Crocker Deal :  Buy 4/$10 get automatic $4 off at register
4- Betty Crocker fruit snacks @ 4/$10 - $4 - (2) MQ $.50/2 DBLD = $1 ea

4- Suddenly Salad @ $1 ea - (2) MQ $.50/2 DBLD = $.50 ea
1- Dole pinapple @ $.79 - $.20 E-Q = $.59
1- Kelloggs Frosted Flakes @ $1.99 (had E-Q for $.50 but it didnt deduct it) = $1.99
1- Blue Ribbon  white Rice16oz @ $.99 - E-Q $.30 = $.69
2- butter noodles @ $.88 ea = $1.76 ttl
3- Toastee Tarts @ $1 ea = $3 ttl
2- Reynolds baking cups @ $.99 ea - (2) MQ $.35 DBLD = $.29 ea
2- Canine Carryouts @ $1 ea - MQ $1/2 = $.50 ea
1- Cotton Balls 100ct @ $1
2- Fast Fixins Popcorn chicken BOGO @ $6.99 - (2) MQ $1 = $2.50 ea
1- Whole Fresh Chicken @ $7.42 - CQ $7.42 = FREE

Grand Total: $21.59 for 24 items. Thats less than $1 an item!  I saved 65% after all sales and coupons.







Monday, April 9, 2012

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

I just won 25 points on the SuperLucky Button!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Publix Kellogg's Cereal deal

$8 for all this!!


Publix is having a 50% Kellogg's cereal sale today and tomorrow and I had 2 of the $5/5 Kelloggs coupons and also one of the $5/$30 Publix coupons.  I also went through the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer and found a $3 of 24pk Publix water wyb 2 Kelloggs Special K cereal.  While picking out my Special K cereals i saw one had a coupon for FREE Special K protein porduct up to $6.99 so I was able to get the protein bars free.

10-  Kellogg's cereal $37.92 - 50% = $18.96
1- 24 pk publix 16oz water = $4.49
4- RC cola bogo @ $1.89 = $3.78
1- Special K protein bars @ $6.79

used:
2- $5/5 Kellogg's MQ
1- $3 water PQ
1- FREE protein product special k MQ
1- $5/$30 PQ

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Publix 2/16 saved 69%


$41.92


I had (2) $5/$30 coupons and (3) $2 off $2 Publix coupons so I had to break up my orders.  


1- ground beef  1.14 lb = $4.55 - $2 PQ = $2.55
2- Coke 2L @ $1.50 ea = $3
2- Tyson Chicken Nuggets BOGO @ $5.99 - 2 MQ $0.75 = $4.49 or $2.25 ea
5- Totinos Pizza @ $1.25 ea - 1 MQ B4G1 = $5.00 or $1 ea
6- Smart Balance Spread BOGO @ $2.89 - 2 MQ $3/3 = $2.67 or $0.45 ea
4- Bertolli Pasta Sauce BOGO @ $2.99 - 2 TQ $1.50/2 = $2.98 or $0.75 ea
6- Muellers pasta BOGO @ $1.39 - 3 MQ $1/2 = $1.17 or $0.20 ea
4- Wishbone dressing BOGO @ $2.65 - 2 TQ $1.50/2 & 2 MQ $0.65/2 = $1 or $0.25 ea
1- Milk 1 gal @ $3.65 - 1 PQ $2 = $1.65
1- Scott toilet paper 4pk @ $3.99 - PQ $2 = $1.99
2- Spaghettios @ $1.15 ea - 1 PQ $1/2 = $1.30 or $0.65 ea
4- Grean Giant green beans BOGO @ $1.25 - PQ $1/4 = $1.50 or $0.38 ea
2- Halls cough drops BOGO @ $1.89 - MQ $1/2 = $0.89 or $0.45 ea
1- Glad sandwich bags 180 ct @ $1.99
4- Kool aid packets @ $0.20 ea = $0.80
2- Coles Breadsticks BOGO @ 2.99 - 2 MQ $0.50 = $1.99 or $1 ea
2- Kraft shredded cheese BOGO @ $3.49 - MQ $0.50 = $2.99 or $1.50 ea
4- Ruffles chips BOGO @ $4.29 - 2 MQ $1/2 = $6.58 or $1.65 ea
1- Publix giant sandwich bread @ $1.89
2- Tic Tacs @ $1.29 = $2.58

used 2 $5/$30 publix coupons

Grand total = $41.92   I saved $92 after sales and coupons which is 69%

less than $0.75 an item

Sunday, February 12, 2012

CVS 2/12 saved $82.90 or 73%


I started this trip off with $1 EB and also a 20% off coupon.  I was trying to get the Spend $30 get a $10 cash card deal but they were out of the toilet paper and the paper towels (or just hadnt stocked them yet) so my out of pocket was a little higher than i planned but I think I still did "okay". Not the greatest of savings but I was running low on a lot of the items I was buying so I needed to get them.

Transaction #1

(spend $30 get a $10 cash card)
3- Kleenex @ 3/$4
2- Pledge @ 2/$6 
2- Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel discs @ 2/$6
2- Maybelline mascara B1G1 1/2 off  = $8.53
1- Huggies wipes 216 ct @ $5.99

1- OneTouch Ulta mini @ $9.99

used:
2- MQ $1 off scrubbing bubbles
1- MQ $2/2 Pledge
1- MQ $0.50 Huggies
1- MQ $10 of OneTouch Ultra mini
$1 Extra Buck

Total = $25.51
Earned $10 CVS Cash Card

Transaction #2

1- OneTouch Ultra Mini @ $9.99
2- Listerine 1L @ $3.69 ea
2- Colgate Total @ $2.75 ea

used: 
2- MQ $0.50 Colagte
2- MQ $1.00 Listerine
1- MQ $10 OneTouch
$10 CVS cash card

Total = FREE 
Earned = $6 Extra Bucks ($2 for Listerines & $4 for Colgate)

Transaction #3

(spend $15 get $5)
2- Lady Speed Stick @ $1.99 ea
4- Irish Spring Body Wash @ $3 ea

1- OneTouch Ultra Mini @ $9.99

used: 
1- MQ $10 Ultra Mini OneTouch
4- MQ $1 Irish Spring
1- MQ B1G1 Speed Stick (register took off $3.99)
1- CVS Q $2 off 2 deodorant
$6 Extra Bucks

Total = $0.98
Earned $5 Extra Bucks

Transaction #4

(spend $10 get $5)
2- Crest Pro White toothpaste @ $3.79 ea
1- Crest Pro Health Rinse @ $3.99

used:
2- MQ $1 off Crest
1- MQ $0.75 off Crest Rinse
$5 Extra Bucks

Total = $3.82
Earned $5 Extra Bucks

Transaction #5

2- Got2BSexy Hairspray @ $3.99 ea
2- Scott single roll @ $0.99 ea
4- Newspapers @ $0.75 ea

used:
2- MQ $3 off Got2B
$5 Extra Bucks
20% off CVS coupon

Total = $0.67

** Total BEFORE savings = $113.88
***Final Total AFTER savings = $30.98

I saved 73%  ($82.90)






Friday, February 10, 2012

Publix 2/10 saved 43%


I decided to do another trip to Publix and get a few things and also take advantage of the gas card deal. Here is how it went:

4- Pedigree dog food BOGO at @ $4.99 - 4 MQ $1 = $5.98 or $1.50 ea
2- Pebbles cereal BOGO @ $3.79 - 2 MQ $.55 = $2.69 or $1.35 ea
4- Pasta Roni BOGO @ $1.51 - MQ $1/4 = $2.02 or $0.51 ea
1- Bread @ $1.89
2- Zephyrhills sparkling water @ $.99 - MQ B1G1 = $.99 or $.50 ea
2- Kraft singles cheese @ $2.50 ea - TQ $1 & MQ $.55 = $3.45 or $1.73 ea
4- Whiskas cat treat BOGO @ $1.79 - @ MQ B1G1 = FREE
2- Valentines cards @ $0.99 ea - PQ B1G1 = $0.99 or $.50ea
Total = $18.01

I also got a $50 Shell gas card for $40 with a $10 PQ ( i dont include that in my grocery total because that goes from my gas budget)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Publix Trip 2/9 saved 82%


Not a big week for deals at Publix, but I was able to score some free cat treats and free Coke.  I had 2 coupons from My Coke Rewards (the points on all the lids) for free 12 packs.  I may go back tomorrow for some more items ( i limited on time today) and try to do the gas card deal.  Here is what I got:


2 - Coke 12 pks @ $4 ea - 2 MQ Free product = FREE
4- Pillsbury pancakes @2.19 ea - 4 PQ $1 & 2 MQ $0.50/2 = $3.76 or $0.94 ea
1- Kraft singles @ $2.50
1- Kraft Parmesan cheese @ $3.39 - 1 TQ $1 & 1 MQ $0.55 = $1.84
1- 2pk garlic @ $0.89
1- Sambazon juice @ $2 - MQ $2 = FREE
8- Temptations cat treats BOGO @ $1.79 - 4 MQ BOGO = FREE

I used a $2 off $2+ PQ
total = $8.06 after taxes

I saved 82%

Sunday, February 5, 2012

CVS trip 2/5 saved 92%


$3.26



I decided to do my CVS trip at midnight since I was already up and wanted to make sure that I got everything I wanted before the shelves were cleared this morning.  I was surprised to see that a couple of others had the same idea. (=  I started my trip with $5 Extra Bucks so that helped my bottom line a lot.  I did 4 transactions as follows:

Transaction #1

11- SoBe waters @ $1ea - 11 MQ $1 = FREE (earned $1 EB)

total w/ tax = $0.42
earned $1 EB for Sobe
earned $1 EB for green bag tag

Transaction #2

1- Zarbees cough syrup $6 (earned $6 EB's)

used $6 EB's
total = FREE
earned $6 EB's

Transaction #3

** Spend $12 on Suave get $4 EB's
3- Suave Body wash @ $2 ea - MQ B2G1 = $3 (coupon took off $3 instead of $2)
2- Suave kids shampoo @ $1.50 ea - MQ $1 = $2
4- Suave deodorant @ $1 ea - 4 MQ $0.50 = $2

used $7 EB's
total after tax = $0.84
earned $4 EB's

Transaction #4

2- Vicks Nature Fusion @ $6 ea - 2 MQ $3 = $6 (earned $3 Eb's)

used $4 EB's
total = $2
earned $3 EB's

I spent $3.26 total and saved 92%


Sunday, January 29, 2012

My CVS Trip 1/29




I made 2 trips to CVS to my deals and the first one didnt turn out as well as I would have like.  First, CVS has changed the cash card deals. It used to be that you had to spend $30 BEFORE coupons and now it is AFTER coupons. I had no clue that this changed because it didnt say it in the ad so I was surprised to find out then I went to do my first transaction and it didnt print my receipt for the cash card. Then because I was so flustered from trying to figure out what else to buy to get to my $30 total I forgot to use one of my coupons on the next deal. Then when I went back later in the morning to get my papers and coupons I forgot to grab all of my extra bucks and only grabbed $1 in extra bucks!  UGHH!  But I got it all figured out and was able to finish my next transactions.  I had a gift card and extra bucks to start my so that helped keep my totals down.

Transaction #1

Cash card deal - Spend $30 get $10 cash card):
6- XTRA detergent @ $1.49 ea = $8.94
1- 12 pk &-UP @ $3.67
2- Chips Ahoy cookies @ $2.50 ea = $5.00
2- Almay cosmetics B1G1 1/2 off $3.99 & $8.49 - 2 MQ $2 = $8.48
2- Revlon cosmetics B1G1 1/2 off $8.99 & $4.39 - 2 MQ $1 = $11.38

used $16 EB's
used $15.09 from G.C
paid $8.08 
earned $10 cash card for next purchase

Transaction #2

2- Pantene shampoo/condtioner @ 2/$6.97 - $3 MQ = $3.97 (earned $1EB)
2- M&M's @ 2/$5 (forgot to use $1.50 Q) = $5.00 (earned $1 EB)
1- Cadbury egg @ $0.87  (earned $0.87 EB)
1- Toms of Maine mouthwash $2.74 on clearance (earned $3 EB)
1- Arizona green tea @ $0.99
used $10cash card
used $6.00 EB's
paid $3.08
    earned $5.87 in EB's

Transaction #3

1- TGLee milk @ 3.79 - $1MQ = $2.79
used $2 EB's
paid $0.79
earned $1 EB's

Transaction #4

3- Hallmark cards @ $0.99 ea = $2.97 (earned $3 EB's)
used $1 EB
paid $1.97
earned $3 EB's

Transaction #5
Spend $12 get $6 EB's:
6- Speed Stick deodorant @ $1.99 ea - 3MQ B1G1 = $5.97 
(2 of my B1G1 coupons rang up for $3.99 and I didnt catch it until I was typing this up) so I saved $4 more than I should have)
1- Colgate total toothpaste $2.79 - $0.50 MQ = $2.29

used $3 EB's
paid $2.24 after tax
earned $6 EB's

Transaction #6

1- 3pk paper towels @ $3.29
4- Newspapers @ $0.75 ea = $3.00

used $6 EB's
paid $0.74



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Publix Trip 1/26 saved 65%

$43.55



4- Publix Cream Cheese @ $0.89 ea = $3.56
1- Pkg Grape Tomatoes @ $2 - PQ $2 = FREE
2- Coloring books @ $1 ea = $2.00
1- Strawberries @ $2.50 -PQ $2= $0.50
1- Publix 12 ct eggs @ $1.79
2- Dean french onion dip @ $1.91 ea - $1 MQ & 2 PQ $1 =$0.82
2- Gwaltney bologna @ $1 ea = $2.00
4- Pillsbury Grands biscuits @ $1 ea - 2 MQ $1/2 = $2.00
2- Hillshire Farm grilled chicken essentials @ $3.50 ea - 2 PQ $1 & 2 MQ $1 = $3.00
2- Jolly Time popcorn @ $1 - 2MQ $0.50 = $1.00
1- Publix giant sandwich bread $1.89
1- Totinos pizza @ $1.25
4- Diet Dr Pepper 2L @ $1.33 - 2 TQ $0.75 = $2.50
2- Glass Plus BOGO @ $2.49 - 2MQ $0.50 = $1.49
8- Hamburger Helpers @  BOGO $1.65 - 2MQ $0.80/4 = $5.00
2- Peppridge Farms Goldfish crackers BOGO @ $2.39 - $1/2 MQ = $1.39
6- Fig Newtons /Nilla Wafers BOGO @ $3.99 - 2 MQ $3/3 = $5.97
1- Qtips 375ct $1.99 - $0.60 MQ = $1.39
4- Cinnamon Toast Crunch @ $3.79 - 4PQ $2 & 2MQ $1.75 = $3.66
2- Starkist tuna salad pouch @ $1 ea - 1PQ $1 & 2MQ $.50 = FREE
2- French's mustard BOGO @ $1.77 - 2MQ $0.30 = $1.17

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Looking for ways to earn FREE gift cards??




Not only can you earn gift cards from your credit cards rewards programs, but you can also earn them from doing things like surveys.  I have a couple of sites I use to earn points which I then get gift cards with.  Below I have listed my favorite sites and also invite/referral links in case you want to check them out and/or join.  Most of them you get points in your account just by joining with the links.

Superpoints - This is my favorite. You can do surveys, watch videos and also the SUPERLUCKY Button.  You get so many clicks a day and you can earn different amounts of points for just clicking the button.  I got enough points to order gift cards to use as Christmas presents this year and now I am starting working on more.  You can get gift cards to places like, Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, Paypal and Starbucks. Here are a couple of links if you try them and they say already used leave me a comment and I will post more links. they are only good one time each. Be sure when you sign up that you complete your profile to 100% in order to get the full benefits of the program.


Swagbucks - This is my second favorite site.  You can do surveys, daily polls, watch videos and more and earn swagbucks (points) that you can redeem for gift cards or other stuff.  They also post "codes" in different areas that you can redeem for free points.



Zoombucks - This site you can do surveys, tasks etc.. to earn points and then use those points to redeem gift cards or prizes.  This one is a little harder to get points unless you do a lot of surveys but it is still a good one.



For all of these sites be sure that after you sign up that you complete your profile 100% and if they say you have to verify your registration be sure to do it.  Once you get started you will start to see the points build up.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment on here or send me an email at savingscrazymom@hotmail.com 

My FREE (with gift card) CVS trip


I got a $25 CVS  gift card from the points on my credit card so I decided to take advantage of it this week.  I also had 2 CVS coupons from the coupon machine in the store from the last 2 weeks  and they matched sales from this week so I also used them. I did 3 transactions in order to roll my Extra Bucks and spend less of the gift card, 1 was for $3 off  2 specific household cleaners and $3 of Listerine, Reach floss and Reach toothbrush.

Transaction #1

2- Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel tabs $3 ea - CVSQ $3 & $1/2 MQ = $2
1- Kotex U Pantyliners $0.99 - $1 MQ (reduced to .99) = FREE
1- Blistex deep renewal $2.87 - $0.35 MQ = $2.52 Earned $2 EB's

subtotal $4.52
tax $0.49
Total $5.01 - G.C. = FREE
earned $2 EB for next transaction

Transaction #2

(listerine/reach deal = Spend $10 get $5 EB's)
1- Reach Toothbrush $2.29
1- Reach Floss $1.99
1- Listerine $5.29 - CVSQ $3 & $0.50 MQ = $1.79
used $2 EB from transaction #1

subtotal $4.07
tax $0.67
total $4.74 - G.C. = FREE
earned $5 EB's for next transaction
(when i picked out the toothbrush the sign said $3.99 so the total didnt reach $10 when it rang up at $2.29 but the cashier printed me the $5 EB's anyhow)

Transaction #3

1- CVS cold medicine $4.69
1- Tic Tac $1.57
used $5 Extra Bucks from transaction #2

subtotal $1.26
tax  $0.11
total $1.37 - G.C. = FREE

I still have a balance of $13.88 on my G.C. for next trip to CVS! Gotta love Gift Cards and rolling those Extra Bucks!!

Not only can you earn gift cards from your credit cards but you can also earn them from doing things like surveys.  I have a couple of sites I use to earn points which I then get gift cards with.  Below I have listed my favorite sites and also invite/referral links to in case you want to check them out and/or join.  Most of them you get points in your account just by joining with links.

Superpoints - This is my favorite. You can do surveys, watch videos and also the SUPERLUCKY Button.  You get so many clicks a day and you can earn different amounts of points for just clicking the button.  I got enough points to order gift cards to use as Christmas presents this year and now I am starting working on more.  You can get gift cards to places like, Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, Paypal and Starbucks. Here are a couple of links if you try them and they say already used leave me a comment and I will post more links. they are only good one time each. Be sure when you sign up that you complete your profile to 100% in order to get the full benefits of the program.

 http://superpoints.com/wrpgs/iq9dkw
http://superpoints.com/wrpgs/ih4tkp
http://superpoints.com/wrpgs/ox8bsr


Swagbucks - This is my second favorite site.  You can do surveys, daily polls, watch videos and more and earn swagbucks (points) that you can redeem for gift cards or other stuff.  They also post "codes" in different areas that you can redeem for free points.




http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/3rottens




Zoombucks - This site you can do surveys, tasks etc.. to earn points and then use those points to redeem gift cards or prizes.  This one is a little harder to get points unless you do a lot of surveys but it is still a good one.


http://www.zoombucks.com/join.php?ref=savingscrazymom


For all of these sites be sure that after you sign up that you complete your profile 100% and if they say you have to verify your registration be sure to do it.  Once you get started you will start to see the points build up.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment on here or send me an email at savingscrazymom@hotmail.com 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Publix Trip 1/19


$26.16


2- Van's Waffles BOGO @ $3.15 - 2 MQ $1 = $1.15 
4- I Cant Bel. Its Not Butter BOGO @ $2.95 - 4 MQ $1 = $1.90
1- Publix deli coleslaw @ $2 - 1 PQ $2 = FREE
1- Publix cheese slices @ $1.99
1- .63 lb buffalo chicken deli @ 5.29 - 1 PQ $2 = $3.29
1- .66 lb turkey  breast @ $4.61 - 1 PQ $2 = $2.61
1- Sambazon acai juice @ $2.99 - 1 MQ $2 = $0.99
2- Keebler townhouse crackers BOGO @ $3.75 - 1 TQ $1 & 1 MQ $1 = $1.75
2- Crunchmaster crackers BOGO @ $3.19 - 1 PQ $1 & 2 MQ $1 = $0.19
2- Pepp. Farm Baked Naturals crackers BOGO @ $3.49 - 2 MQ $1 = $1.49
2- Nissin Cow mein noodles BOGO @ $0.89
4- Friskies cat treats BOGO @ $1.75 - 2 MQ $1.50/2 = $0.50
2- Bakery donuts @ .79 ea = $1.58
1- KY jelly @ $4.09 - 1 PQ $2 & 1 MQ $3 = FREE + $0.91 overage
2- Edge Shave gel BOGO @ $2.27 - 2 MQ $0.55 = $1.17
2- Skintimate shave gel BOGO @ $2.27 - 2 MQ $0.55 = $1.17
6- Beneful dog food BOGO @ $5.39 - 6 PQ $2 = $4.17


Total = $63.93 saved 77%