Sunday, November 29, 2009

What good deals did you get???

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know we did!  It seems like its non stop around here and I'm just pooped out!  I can't seem to keep up with it all.  Makes me look forward to vacation more and more!  I had to work on Black Friday so I didn't really go out in the mornning except to Lowes to get the hubster something (don't know if he reads this or not so I can't say what it was!), and then I went to Target after to get some xmas presents.  I can't believe they had a lot of their games left, so I was pretty happy! And of course I hit up Walgreens and CVS and thankfully that was a 3 day sale!  As I've mentioned before I've been shopping a lot online so I'm doing pretty good on presents.  I'm actually going to sit and list/evaluate what I have for everyone while I'm watching Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters tonight.  I feel like I'm making some progress, but there always seems to be something else! 

I haven't been posting any deals really because I haven't even been to the grocery store for "shopping shopping" for about 3 or 3.5 weeks now!  Its been nuts, I've been busy, been burned out and just have a lot at home that we make do with, so I guess all this stockpiling is paying off!  I've just had to go for the milk, fruits and veggies. 

We got a new Walmart by us, but I haven't really ever shopped there....any good deals there? 

Well I'm going to gear up to deal with the presents, laundry and then of course some Cyber Monday!  What good deals did you get?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Who's Ready for Black Friday?!?!

I AM I AM!! If you haven't had a chance to check out a preview of the ads head on over to to check them out!  Of course I'll be hitting  up CVS and Walgreens, but thankfully I just don't need much so I don't have a shopping gameplan yet.  I am going to stop at Lowes, I see they have a fire/water proof safe for $20 that my hubby has wanted so I'll grab that on the way to work - yes I do have to work, but I told my boss I could be a tad late :)  That man is awesome!  I'm hoping that a lot of the sales in store might be online as well, especially Kohls.  You can always find great stuff there! 

I've been doing some online shopping lately which I LOVE!  I use Ebates which gives you money back for your online purchases.  Granted its only a few percent, but it ads up, especially around the holidays.  If you haven't used Amazon yet, you so need to check it out!  I've gotten some great deals on there 64% off legos, cheap cds, and even some awesome vaccum bags.  I've gotten half of the presents online and now I just need those little filler gifts, which I think I might get $5 or $10 gift cards for coffee and be done! 

So I read about this deal that sounded too good to be true, but it isn't!  You sign up for a trial of Complete Home for $1 and get $50 in gift cards for Lowes!  After a couple months of hearing people actually receive their cards and were able to cancel their membership easily I decided to try.  It took about 2 weeks to get the cards and then about 5 minutes to cancel the membership - go here for the details.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Making a profit at Rite Aid!!

So I don't normally shop at Rite Aid because their prices are too high for me, but everyone keeps talking about how much they make off their rebate program and this and that.  I've wanted to try for a bit, but I don't want to put out a high OOP and I'm so afraid I"ll forget to send in the rebates.  Well this was the perfect time to try and with a low OOP!

2 Herbal Essence shampoos - 4.49 BOGO
2 Herbal Essence conditioners - 4.49 BOGO
4 stylers - 4.49 BOGO
1 Oral B toothbrush - 2.99

I think my total was like 23 and change and then I gave the cashier a $4/$20 q from and 4 BOGO coupons for Herbal Essence.  Drumroll please....I only paid her .01!  That's right just one little penny that you can find on the ground got me all that.  But the best part is that the toothbrush has a 2.99 rebate on it, so after I get the rebate back I actuallly made $2.98!!  I hope the rebate thing is easy, I just did one at Staples and I'm waiting for that still, I get so nervous!  I tried to take a picture of the receipt but because I can't figure out how to turn the flash off I just kept getting a blank white screen! 

Walgreens has been a trip too!  I finally found a store that had the Kleenex in stock, so I got some and I'll grab some more tomorrow.  Oh I'm going to wear myself out with all this free stuff!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Free Stuff This Week!

Well I seriously thought this was a slow week, but boy was I wrong! 


Bayer Monitors - 14.99 and get a $5 RR
     Use Q from 10/25RP to get it free (only pay tax)

Kleenex - 1.09
    Use .50/3 Q from 11/1SS and $1 Q from Healthy Savings booklet
     MONEY MAKER of .23 or so

Ocean Spray - 1.99
    $1 peelies found on bottles + $1 Q from booklet (can't remember if its the Novemeber one or the Healthy savings one, these are by the sales flyers)


Herbal Essence - BOGO
    Use BOGO Q from 10/11 P&G
    Get both products free (just pay tax)
If you have enough Q's for this, there is a $4/$20 purchase coupon on that you can use as well to get $4 in other free stuff!

Well I'm off to watch my for my sis on the sidelines at the college football game!  Go Chippewas!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Betcha can't guess how much this was???

So I went to Kroger to use up some more coupons, but I was a little shy to do more then 3 mega sales at once, but the cashier was so nice.  Here is the loot I got...all for .80!! Yep, you read that right, less then one dollar got me all this!

I still have a TON of coupons to use up so I'm excited for that.  I am actually getting .50 overage for each playtex glove and I got $2 overage on the rolaids!  I think I'll stock up on some other baking things like condensed milk and pumpkin and maybe some lunchmeat or fruit.  I'm so excited!!  What did you get at Kroger?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kroger Mega Sale Rocks!

So for the second week in a row, Kroger is doing their mega sale!  I'll try to post pics this weekend, but the jist of what I've been getting are playtex gloves, rolaids, cheez its, keebler cookies, and scott sponges.  The gloves are a money maker - .50 on each so I've been getting the cheez its and cookies - .24 each to eat up the overage.  I think the Rolaids with the $4/2 coupon will be a .50 money maker too, so I'm thinking of trying to get some canned pumpkin for the holidays.  This past week has been incredibly crazy, and I can't wait for the weekend.  The hubby and I are going to play bocce ball with a friend of mine and her boyfriend so I'm excited for that.  I hope the posts will be more frequent next week, I had to get my stats test out of the way and my presentation for my other class!