Friday, November 26, 2010

CVS and Walgreens Trips (November 26)

I think I might be one of the only avid coupon shoppers that did not wake up in the wee hours of the morning to hit the Black Friday Sales. I know of several people who didn't even make it to bed last night; they were at the stores last night and continued shopping until late morning/early afternoon. I looked through the ads, but I really didn't see anything that was worth traipsing around town in the middle of the night for...not to mention the freezing temperatures. I did manage to make a run to CVS and Walgreens this afternoon, and I got some AMAZING deals, and to make it even better...the stores were almost empty. I don't know if people stopped there earlier in the day, or if they didn't think that CVS and Walgreens would have anything worth buying. This is a GREAT time of year to stock up on toiletries at little to no cost to you!! If you are new to couponing, this is the time to start your stockpile!!

I bought everything pictured below and spent...

$3.21, and saved over $150.00

I bought:

6 Herbal Essence Shampoo
2 Gillette Deodorant
1 L.A. Looks Hair Gel
5 Dr. Pepper (2 liter)
2 Oil of Olay Body Wash
1 Eucerin Body Lotion
2 Secret Body Spray
2 Colgate Total
2 Colgate Sensitive
1 Crest Vivid 3D
2 Listerine Pocket Packs
7 Oral B Toothbrushes
7 Gum Flossers
5 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5 Mars Candy (King Size)
2 Mars Candy (Regular Size)
6 Christmas Candy Sticks
1 Caramel
1 Excedrin Migraine
1 Carmex Lip Balm

I did multiple transactions since there were so few people in the stores. I would do a transaction, get my Register Reward or Extra Care Buck and then roll it into the next transaction. I started with $2.00 in Extra Care Bucks, and $8.00 in Register Rewards.
After my trip today, I left CVS with $3.18 in Extra Care Bucks and Walgreens with $23.96 in Register Rewards. I'd say it definitely was a successful shopping day!!

The Walgreens and CVS Black Friday sales are good through tomorrow (Saturday) so if you haven't taken advantage of them I'd really encourage you to get out there and save some BIG money on your toiletry items. Remember to save the most money you need to do multiple transactions and use the Register Rewards and Extra Care Bucks that you earn to pay for your next transaction!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This morning after we ate breakfast, our boys asked if they could go outside and play for a little bit. They ran outside while I started cleaning up the house. I looked outside our kitchen window to see this:

Yes, that's our two oldest boys, on top of a play house getting ready to ride down a slide on a least they were smart enough to put on their bicycle helmets.

They are under strict instructions to not ever try that again. :) I can just see us spending Thanksgiving Day at the emergency room because one (or both) of them has broken a bone.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with your families!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Coupon for Socks

I know many people who look forward to getting new socks, undies, etc. on Christmas morning...Christmas is not complete in our family until all the men/boys in our family get new socks from my Mamaw. :) I'm sure that a lot of you buy these for your families as Christmas presents/stocking stuffers as well.

There is a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Fruit of the Loom Ladies' Socks available here. (Find it quickly by clicking on the apparel category.)

GREAT Coupon for Birds Eye Veggies

There is an AWESOME coupon available for $0.50 off any 1 Birds Eye Variety Veggies. All you have to do is go here and "like" Birds Eye on Facebook to print this coupon. You should be able to print this coupon twice.

Albertsons has the Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies on sale for $1.00 quite regularly, so when this coupon is doubled we'll be able to get FREE veggies!! The coupon that I printed doesn't expire until 12/31/ plenty of time to wait for a GREAT sale!!

I really love the Steamfresh Veggies...they cook up in no time and are a hit at my house!

FREE Nail Polish at Target

There are a couple of coupons available that should make for some FREE Nail Polish at Target!

New York Color Nail Polish (priced at $1.72 to $1.99)
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 1 New York Color product (found here)(Click on the All You Exclusives Category to find this coupon.)
-AND use Target coupon for $1.00 off New York Color Minute Nail Polish (found here)(Click on Personal Care Category to find this quickly)
Final Price: FREE!!
(You should be able to print 2 of each of these coupons per 2 FREE bottles of Nail Polish!!)

I think these would make GREAT stocking stuffers!!

Thanks Totally Target!

Kraft Coupons!!

There are some GREAT new coupons available that will match up well with some Target sales and Target coupons.

These coupons include:

$1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Bacon
$1.00 off 1 Maxwell House International Cafe or Maxwell House Coffee
$1.00 off 2 Cool Whip
$1.00 off 2 Baker's Chocolate
$1.00 off 2 Nabisco Crackers
$1.00 off 2 Kraft of Cracker Barrel Cheese
$1.00 off 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese

To print any of these coupons, go here. These are all GREAT coupons, but there are several Target coupons that will make for some AWESOME deals!! Below are the prices at Target and the Target coupons you can combine with the above coupons to get the best deals.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.19
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $0.88 for 2 (or $0.44 each)

Kraft Cheese (block or shredded) $1.80
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-use Target coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $1.60 for 2 (or $0.80 each)

Nabisco Crackers $2.00-$2.99 (I can't quite remember the prices that I saw, but it seems like the Wheat Thins were priced at $2.00 the last time I was there.)
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
(There is an additional coupon for $1.00 off 1 box of Wheat Thins...found here)
-use Target coupon for $1.00 off 2 Nabisco Crackers (found here)
Final Price: As low as $0.50 per box (If price is $2.00 and you use the $1.00 off 1 coupon PLUS Target coupon)

Cool Whip $0.99
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 Cool Whip (found above)
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $0.48 for 2 (or $0.24 each)

I'm not sure of the price for the remaining coupons, but there are Target coupons that you can combine with them to maximize savings!!

Oscar Mayer Bacon
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-Target coupon for $1.00 off 1 (found here)
Final Price: ???, but with the combined coupons should make for a GREAT deal! If you have access to two computers, you can use 1 manufacturer's coupon and 2 Target coupons for $1.50 off each package of bacon. If you only have one computer, you'll still be able to save $1.00 off of each package of bacon. Please keep in mind that Center Cut Bacon is pictured on the coupon. You do NOT have to buy that particular type of bacon, any Oscar Mayer Bacon will work with this coupon.

Maxwell House Coffee
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 1 (found above)
-Target coupon for $2.00 off 2 4 oz. or larger Maxwell House International Coffee (found here)
Final Price: ???, but you will get $2.00 off each coffee you buy if you use 2 $1.00 off 1 coupons AND the Target coupon for $2.00 off 2...I'm sure this will make for a VERY great deal!!

Baker's Chocolate
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-Target coupon for $0.50 off 1 (found here)
Final Price: ???

Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

Albertsons and HEB Ad Match Ups

Wednesday is usually the day that I post the new Albertsons and HEB ad match ups, but I won't be doing them today. The ads from last week are rolling through Thanksgiving day (the 25th). You still have some time to stock up on the goodies from this past week.

I'm a little odd in that I LOVE grocery shopping and scouring the aisles for good deals, but I'll be staying away from the grocery stores for the next couple of days...with 3 boys home and the stores packed with last minute Thanksgiving shoppers I'll happily avoid the craziness. :)