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My CVS Shopping Trip 8/27/2012

Yes!  You read that right.  I paid $.36 out of pocket for all you see.  I used a $10 Extra Care Bucks that I had with me from last week’s diaper deal.   I didn’t expect to pay that little.  I expected to pay around $8 or so. Which is still a great deal!

1 Cascade 75 oz $4.99

1 Dimetapp $4.99

2 Children’s Advil $4.49 each

1 Stayfree Pads 24 ct $2.00

1 Gillette 4 Ct Custom Plus $8.49

1 Gillette 4 Ct Venus Simply $8.79

1 Snickers $.99

Subtotal = $39.23

Use the $4/$20 coupon I got in my email.  Note:  If you get one of these it is recommended to print it out when you are going to use it because it will expire 4 days after you print it.  I printed mine on Friday so it set to expire on Monday.   Others printed it on Thursday so it set to expire on Sunday.   That gives you more time to plan for the following week.

Use the Buy 1 get 1 Free Gillette coupon found in the 8/5 RP (This coupon states any Gillette disposables.)  Max value $12.99  (I mentioned the value above to my cashier but she gave me the full value. That lowered my Out of pocket.)

Used a Free coupon for any Advil product  Max value $6.99 (I got this coupon because I had a children’s advil that leaked so I called the company and got this coupon.)  (I mentioned the value above to my cashier but she gave me the full value. That lowered my Out of pocket.)

Used 1 $2/1 coupon found here for Dimetapp

Used 1 $1/1 Advil coupon found Red Plum Insert 8/26

Used 1 $2/1 Stayfree coupon found Red Plum Insert 8/26

Used 1 $1/1 Cascade coupon found in P&G insert 8/26

Used $10 ECB from previous purchase

Total = $.36 (I believe because the tax came out to $1.11 and it some how subtracted some of it.)  Still not sure how this worked.

I got back:

$1 ECB for using the green tag 4 times
$5 Ecb for buying Gillette disposable razors for men
$5 Ecb for buying Gillette disposable razors for women
$4 ECB for buying 2 select medicines

Since my receipt said if you buy 2 mars you get a $1 ECB and I already got 1.   I did a quick 2nd transaction and got another Snickers for free and got another $1 ECB back.  Sweet!

Now I qualify for the buy 3 participating Pfizer products, submit for the $10 rebate found in the 8/26 RP!

Talk about a moneymaker!

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Snapfish deal – 200 4×6 prints for $2.00 Ended!

Since my family had grown from 3 to 5 we are taking lots of photos.  This is one of my favorite deals this year!   Snapfish is offering 200 prints for $2.00 or 100 prints for $1.00.   Standard shipping and processing is $5.89 + tax.     That makes it about $0.03 a print which includes shipping.   If you purchase through ebates you get 8% back!

1. Go to Ebates and search for Snapfish

2. Pick out your pictures

3. Just use coupon JULY200PRNTS for 200 prints or JULY100PRNTS for 100 prints.

Pay $2.00 + $5.89+tax = $7.89+tax for 200 prints shipped.

Order today – these hot offers end at 6:00 p.m. PST on July 26.




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Shoppers Food Warehouse 9/8/10-9/15/10

Shoppers is now doing the Double AD Wednesday – Once a week.  Twice the savings.  Every Wednesday.   So on 9/8/10 (Wed) and 9/15/10 (Wed) this sale will be on along with the other week sale.   So if you don’t get to Shoppers this weekend go on Wed and you can include the new sale to this one!  What a great way to save!

Chicken is on sale!  Talk about a great time to stock pile on chicken.  If you have an extra freezer then this is a great time to add to it.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.69 lb Family Pack

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $1.69 lb  Family Pack

Chicken Thighs, Drumsticks or Whole Legs $1.29 lb Family Pack

All Natural Split Chicken Breast $1.69 lb Family Pack

All Natural Young Whole Chicken $1.49 lb

Perdue Grade A is 40% off Sale – see the store for details


Smithfield Premium Pork Shoulder Roast $1.99 lb   – I’m definately going to get one of these to make this week.  I want to make this super easy recipe from Sandra Lee’s Money Saving TV show.

Smithfield Premium Pork Steak $1.99 lb Family Pack

Smithfield Premium Pork Ribs $1.99 lb Family Pack

Chuck Steak, Should Steak, Bottom Round Steak, Eye Round Steak, and Top Round Steak $3.99 lb Family Pack


Tomatoes on the vine $1.49

Green, Orange, Red or Yellow Bell Peppers $.99 each

Fresh Asparagus $1.99 lb

Green Cabbage 2 lbs $1

Juicy Pluots $.99 lb – Pluot is part plum and part apricot.

Ginger Gold, Granny Smith or Breburn Apples $.88 lb

Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.99

Yellow Onions 2 lb $1.99

Hass Avocados $.99 each

Fresh & Crisp Collard or Kale Greens $.79 lb

Other Items

General Mills Cereals 2 for $4

12.8 oz Box Cinnamon Toast Crunch
12.25 oz Box Honey Nut Cherrios
11.8 oz Box, Cocoa Puffs
11.5oz Box, Lucky Charms

General Mills cereals, any (2): Boo Berry, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs (any), Cookie Crisp (any), Count Chocula, Dora the Explorer, Franken Berry, Golden Grahams, Kix (any), Lucky Charms (any), Reese’s Puffs, Trix. – 08-22-10 ss $1.00/2
General Mills Cereals: Basic 4, any Chex, any Fiber One, Honey Nut Clusters, any Oatmeal Crisp, any Raisin Nut Bran, any Total, any Wheaties – 08-22-10 SS $1.00/2
General Mills Cereals: Basic 4, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Dora the Explorer, Fiber One, Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters, Kix, Lucky Charms, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Reese’s Puffs, Total, Trix, Wheaties, Any – 08-08-10 GM $1.00/3

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Harris Teeter Super Double Coupon up to $1.98 08/11/10-08/17/10

Thanks to Laura from FrugalFriends for the advance notice.

So many friends have been talking about the Super Double coupons at Harris Teeter that I had to mention it.

I hope to create a list tonight and go tomorrow!  Woohoo!

Here are some places that have some great matchup lists for Harris Teeter:

Madame Deals and HERE

Southern Savers

Mrs. MoneySaver

The Coupon Challenge

What have you found at Harris Teeter?  Or what do you hope to buy? I love to hear what you got.

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Virginia and other states – Sales Tax Free School Supplies in August 2010

I’m a huge fan of the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday in our area in Northern Virginia that is a 5% discount. I’ll take that!  This year it is 08/6/10-08/08/10.

Click HERE to see if your State participates in this type of event.

For Virginia:

Sales of the following items are exempt from sales or use tax during the sales tax
holiday period:
• Each article of clothing or footwear with a selling price of $100 or less per article;
• Each school supply item with a selling price of $20 or less per item.

For those that don’t have kids or have little tots, this holiday is a great time to buy items like underwear, socks, t-shirts, and sneakers.  It is also a good time to buy craft supplies for the younger kids like paint, paper, and markers.  Start thinking about Christmas gifts! The best part I found out is diapers, baby items and even wedding dresses ($100 or less) are included!! See list below.

Here are questions that I thought are super helpful when planning for that weekend.  This comes from the Virginia website FAQs:

What items are included under school supplies?

Virginia defines school supplies as items that are commonly used by a student in a course of study. The following is a list of items that are included in the term “school supplies” and are therefore exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday period if their sales price is $20 or less per item. The list is effective for the 2010 holiday and is all-inclusive.

  • Binder pockets
  • Binders
  • Blackboard Chalk
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Clay and glazes
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Dividers
  • Erasers (including dry erase marker erasers and dry erase marker cleaning solutions)
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste, and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers and dry erase marker kits)
  • Musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, and replacement items for musical instruments
  • Notebooks
  • Paintbrushes for artwork
  • Paints (acrylic, tempera, and oil)
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Reference books
  • Reference maps and globes
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Sheet music
  • Sketch and drawing pads
  • Textbooks
  • Watercolors
  • Workbooks; and
  • Writing Tablets

Are computers eligible for exemption during this holiday?

No. Computers do not qualify as “school supplies.” The list of eligible items is an all-inclusive list.

What items are included under clothing?

Clothing means any article of wearing apparel and typical footwear intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include sporting equipment or footwear designed primarily for athletic activity or protective use and not usually considered appropriate for everyday wear. The following is a list of items that are included in the term “clothing” and are therefore exempt from tax during the sales tax holiday period if their sales price is $100 or less per item. This list is not all-inclusive.

  • Aprons, household and shop
  • Athletic supporters
  • Baby bibs and clothes
  • Baby receiving blankets
  • Bandanas
  • Bathing suits, swim trunks, cover-ups and bathing caps
  • Beach capes and coats
  • Belts and suspenders
  • Bibs
  • Boots
  • Choir and altar clothing
  • Clerical vestments
  • Coats, jackets, and windbreakers
  • Corsets and corset laces
  • Costumes (sold not rented)
  • Coveralls
  • Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
  • Dresses
  • Ear muffs
  • Footlets
  • Formal wear for men and women (sold, not rented)
  • Fur coats and stoles, shawls and wraps
  • Garters and garter belts
  • Girdles
  • Gloves and mittens for general use
  • Golf clothing, caps, dresses, shirts, skirts, pants
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats and caps
  • Hosiery
  • Insoles, inserts for shoes
  • Jeans
  • Jerseys (both athletic and non-athletic)
  • Lab coats
  • Legwarmers
  • Leotards and tights
  • Lingerie
  • Neckwear, including bow ties, neckties, and scarves
  • Nightgowns
  • Overshoes and rubber shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Pantyhose
  • Raincoats, rain hats, and ponchos
  • Robes
  • Rubber pants
  • Rubber thong/flip-flops
  • Sandals
  • Scarves
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Shoes and shoe laces
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Slacks
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Sneakers
  • Socks and stockings, including athletic socks
  • Steel toed shoes
  • Suits
  • Suspenders
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
  • Vests
  • Wedding apparel, including veils (sold not rented)

Can other items that are not included in this list also qualify as clothing?

Yes. This list is not all-inclusive. Provided the item in question meets the definition of clothing as provided for in the sales tax holiday guidelines, and provided the item does not fall under the categories of clothing accessories, protective equipment or sport or recreational equipment, it may also qualify as clothing.

What types of items do not fall under the category of clothing?

The following items are considered to be clothing accessories, protective equipment, or sport and recreational equipment and are not eligible to be purchased exempt of the tax.

  • Clothing accessories, or equipment
    • Briefcases
    • Cosmetics
    • Fabric, thread, and yarn used to make clothing
    • Hair notions, including, but not limited to, barrettes, hair bows, and hair nets
    • Handbags
    • Handkerchiefs
    • Jewelry
    • Sun glasses, non-prescription
    • Umbrellas
    • Wallets
    • Watches
    • Wigs and hair pieces
  • Protective Equipment
    • Breathing masks
    • Clean room apparel and equipment
    • Ear and hearing protectors
    • Face shields
    • Hard hats
    • Helmets
    • Paint or dust respirators
    • Protective gloves
    • Safety belts
    • Safety glasses and goggles
    • Tool belts; and
    • Welders gloves and masks
  • Sport or recreational equipment
    • Ballet and tap shoes
    • Cleated or spiked athletic shoes
    • Gloves, including, but not limited to, baseball, bowling, boxing, hockey, and golf
    • Goggles
    • Hand and elbow guards
    • Life preservers and vests
    • Mouth guards
    • Roller and ice skates
    • Shin guards
    • Shoulder pads
    • Ski boots
    • Waders
    • Wetsuits and fins

Thanks to for the reminder!

What will you be buying on the sales tax holiday? I plan on getting all of the school supplies that will last me a year and some basic clothes.

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Neutrogena Clinical – Try it FREE! Day SPF30, Night or Eye, 07/11/10-07/18/10 only!

Wow!  For the last couple of weeks I’ve been interested in trying Neutrogena Clinical but I didn’t feel like paying the $40 price tag.  I’ve printed out multiple coupons for $5 off and never found the deal for me.  It is FREE this week only if you buy either the Day, Night or Eye EXCLUDES the Starter System up to $40.  Click HERE for more information.

I’m excited to say that CVS has it for $34.99!

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CVS Shopping Trip 6/20/10

First let me say Happy Father’s Day!   My hubby had a great day staying at home getting things done that HE wanted to.  I got to spend the day with my daughter and my parents.  It was a very busy and hot day in NOVA.

I was lucky enough to get out and stop at CVS all by myself.  My daughter definitely isn’t the age to understand going to store and waiting Mommy to get her transactions straight.

Here are the two transactions I did today with 2 different cards.

At the CRT Red coupon machine I got a $4/$20 coupon!
A week or so ago I also got a CRT for the $3 off a box of Huggies with that same card.

I bought 1 Huggies Snug and Dry diapers size 5 – 70 diapers.
I used the $3 off a Huggies Snug and Dry 60 count or larger diapers coupon
I used the CRT for $3 off a box of Huggies.

Huggies Snug & Dry or Little Movers (56-96 ct.), $19.99
Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers printable
$1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers/Movers, exp. 7-17 (SS 6/20/10)
As low as $6.99 ea. after coupon, and ECBs!
$3/1 Huggies CRT
As low as $3.99 ea. after coupon, ECBs and CRT!

I bought 2 Powerbar Pure and Simple

Powerbar Pure and Simple $.99 Earn .99 ECBs Limit 2
=FREE after ECBs!

Before coupons $21.97
After coupons above my total is $11.97!
I also had an extra $2 Extra Care bucks.
My total OOP was $9.97 + tax!

Get back $10 for Huggies and $1.98 for the Powerbar!  I just got paid to buy diapers.

My second transaction was the following:

I received a $5 off a $25 purchase in my email from CVS.

I bought 1 Aquify which is a 2 pack.  This is the best price for contact solution after coupons and ECBs.  That makes it $2 a bottle.
I used the $3 off AQuify Contact Solution.

Aquify, ClearCare, Genteal Eye Products, $8.99
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
$1.50/1 GenTeal Product, exp. 8-31-10 (SS 05/09/10)
$3/1 Clear Care or AQuify Contact Solution, exp. 6-30-10 (SS 05/09/10)
As low as $3.99 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

I bought 1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor the one without the battery since it comes with 2 blades.
I used the $4/1 Gillette Coupon. I gave this to my Mom to try out since these are really nice razors.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, $9.97
Get $5 ECB (Limit 1)
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
$0.97 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

I bought 1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner of Pantene Pro-V.
I used 2 – $1 off Pantene Product from the Parade magazine. I luckily got 2 of those coupons. I gave this to my Mom who really likes Pantene.

Pantene Pro-V Hair Care Products, 2/$6.97
Get $2 ECBS wyb 2 (Limit 1)
$1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 7-31-10 (SS 06/13/10)
$1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
$1/1 Pantene Product, exp. 6-30-10 (Parade 05/23/10)
As low as $1.48 ea. wyb 2 after coupons and ECBs!

I bought 2 of the Powerbar Pure and Simple bars.

Powerbar Pure and Simple $.99 Earn .99 ECBs Limit 2
=FREE after ECBs!

$27.91 Before coupons
-$5/$25 purchase
After coupons = $13.91 + tax
Used a couple ECBs including a $8, $2 and $4 that was pushed down to $3.91.
I paid tax which was $1.01
I got back $2 for Pantene, $1.98 for the bars, $5 for the Gillette Razor and $2 for the Aquify.

Thanks to DealseekingMom!

What deals did you get at CVS?

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Graveyard Deals – Women’s Sunglasses 10 pairs $9.99 + shipping

Click HERE!   This deal is going to go fast!  I did this deal back in April and it was great.  I believe shipping is $5.99 so that comes out $1.60 a pair of sunglasses!  These aren’t the best quality but still if you are like me and lose your sunglasses all over the place this is the deal for you.  June 23 ship date.

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CVS Shopping Trip 6/13/10

Again and again I go to CVS and I’m amazed at how much I can get for so little!   I try really hard to lower my out of pocket and in this case my out of pocket is a little bit more then I wanted but I came out ahead at the end.

On the right hand side of the photo, I got the free Extra Care bucks $2 ECB just for scanning my card and it expires 7/13/10.

This is the amazing deal!   Old Spice is currently $4 right now and you will get $4 ECB limit 1.  However, when I did this by buying 2  and using the B1G1 coupon in the P&G 6/5/10 I got back $8 ECBs!   Woohoo!   Sorry, I don’t have both in the picture.  That makes it a $4 profit!

Buy 2 Old Spice Body Washes – I bought the After Hours  $4 each = $8
Use one of the coupons:
FREE Old Spice Body Wash wyb Body Wash or Deodorant (P&G 5/2/10)
FREE Old Spice Body Wash wyb Body Wash or Deodorant (P&G 6/6/10)
$4 OOP
Get back $8 ECBs!!

This is the transaction I did:

I used a $5/$30 coupon I got in my email.

Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 Razor or Cartridge, $8.97
Get $4 ECBs! (Limit 1)
$5/1 Schick Hydro Razor, exp. 6-12-10 (SS 05/09/10)
Better than FREE after coupon and ECBs!

Gillette Pro-Glide Razor, $9.97
Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
$4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
Better than FREE and $.02 Overage after coupons and ECBs!

Huggies Little Movers Diapers, $8.49
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers Diapers @CVS printable
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers printable
$5.49 ea. after coupons!

$3/1 Huggies Little Movers CRT  – Some people are reporting that this is printing at the Red Coupon Machine but I have only seen Pull-Ups or a box of Huggies.

Right Guard Total Defense ($3.29) B1G1 Free – I bought 4
-$3/2 printable coupon here
=.29 cents for two after coupon!

Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash $4 Earn 4 ECBs Limit 1
-B1G1 Gillette Body Wash, exp. 7-31-10 (P&G 06/06/10)
-FREE Old Spice Deodorant wyb Body Wash or Deodorant (P&G 6/6/10)
=2 FREE products after coupon and ECBs!  See more info above.

I didn’t have any ECBs left since I bought so many diapers and baby products that were 75% off so I actually spent some money.  I spent $16.86 and I got back $17 in ECBs!  That made my trip a profit of $.14! Not bad.

The reason I bought new born diapers is actually for my daughter to play with them.  My daughter recently turned 2 and is in love with her new baby doll that Grammy bought her so she wants to put her big size 6 diapers on the baby doll and explains to my husband and I what the baby doll does in the diaper.   I’m thinking this might help her understand that she doesn’t need diapers anymore.  We will see.  She did go potty once this weekend!

Thanks to and!

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Giant Ad in Washington Post has 3 – Triple coupons Offer good 6/13/10-6/17/10

I’m super excited to share that Giant has 3 coupons in the back of the ad in the coupon section of the Washington Post this week.  Take 3 manufacture coupons that are valued up to $.99 and use these with them to get some cheap or Free stuff!  Plus, it doesn’t say there is a min. purchase!   Offer good June 13-June 17.  Limit 3 Triple Coupons per customer or family.

Suggestions?  Ideas of match-ups?