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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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Giant: Barilla Pasta Deal, Snacks with FREE Milk and Lysol No-Touch Kitchen Soap Dispenser Deals!

Check out these deals I found at Giant this week.  The sale ends on  5/24/12.

Lysol-No-Touch Kitchen Soap Dispenser  $6.99!!!
Use the $3.00/1 coupon from March ALL You magazine
Final Cost: $3.99  

I’ve wanted to get one of the Lysol No-Touch hand soap for awhile but all of the deals I’ve tried to find turned out they were more expensive then advertised or they are were out of stock and more difficult to get a rain check.     I should have gotten one a long time ago because Doodle thinks this is the best thing ever.  It does dispense a lot of soap each time but at least she WANTS to wash her hands.   There are several Youtube videos that talk about how to refill these on your own.

Several products including the Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Nature Valley, and General Mills Treats Bars are on sale.  If you buy 4 you get a coupon for a FREE milk $4.50 value!


Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.00 each
Use the 2 – Internet Coupon $.50/2  SAVE 50¢ ON TWO when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks
Buy 4 Get Milk coupon
Total Cost:  $6 and get a FREE Milk coupon!!


Buy 4 participating items including Barilla Pasta, Barilla Pasta Sauce or Sorento Ricotta Cheese.   Get $2 off instantly!

3 Barilla Pasta $1 each
2 Barilla Sauce $2.50 each
Use 2 – $1.00 wyb 1 Pasta and 1 Sauce from the Giant Healthy Ideas Magazine Spring 2012 found at the front of the store or entrance.
Final Cost:  $.80 each after coupons and instant savings!

Check out the ad for Giant because there are several other good deals this week.

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CVS Shopping Trip 4/10/12

Its been awhile since I posted a shopping trip.  I thought I would share this one especially to my new readers who may not realize how much I save on some of my CVS trips.

TIP: Read the new CVS coupon policy.  See it HERE!

Monday I went to CVS to pick up a prescription and I got a $4 off a $20 purchase coupon at checkout!  Plus, I got my CVS Extracare Bucks (ECBs) for the Winter Spending which is $2.   I checked my coupons and realized I have an Extracare Buck that will expire on 4/10/12, so a perfect idea to go again today.  I had a total of$11 worth of ExtraCare Bucks to spend.

TIP:  Always scan your CVS card at the Red Coupon machine located near the cashier BEFORE you shop so you can see if you have some good coupons to use on your trip. Plus you get any of your Winter spending Extracare bucks so you can use them right away.  More information HERE!

L’Oreal Hair Color – Just $0.80 a Box (CVS Starting 4/8)
Here is a great stock up deal on L’oreal Hair Color  for just $0.80 cents Each AFTER coupons, MIR and ExtraCare Bucks!
CVS Sale from 4/8-4/14/12 only
Get $10 Extra Bucks WYB $25 of ANY L’Oreal Cosmetics or Hair Products (limit 1)
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence To-Go Hair Color price is = $6.00 Each

Hot Deal Scenario

Buy 5 L’oreal Hair Colors =  $6 Each

Use (5) $2.00/1 Printable Coupons ( sign up to access coupons and you can print 2 per computer)
Or Use (2) $4.00/2 L’Oreal Paris Excellence or Excellence  (Red Plum 3/25/12 )
+ (1) Printable or any combination to get $2 off each of the 5 boxes.
Out of Pocket= $20 +tax or $4 each box (Still not a bad price!)

Get back $10 ECB Bucks Instantly
Note: You can only enter in 2 codes per month so it will take a couple months before you can get the $6 coupon.
Total after Coupons, ECB Bucks & MIR =  $0.80 Each or $4 for 6 boxes of hair color!

Thanks to Nana’s Deals and More!

I did the above scenario and I also got the Always liners for $.99 after ECBs.

Tampax Radiant or Always Radiant tampons or pads 12-18 ct or liners 64 ct $3.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1/1 Tampax Radiant or $1/1 Always Radiant coupons found in the 4/1 PG
Or the $1/1 Always liners coupon found in the 4/1 PG
Out of Pocket = $2.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final Cost=$0.99 after ECB
Note: Be sure to save your receipt to go towards the $15 Mail-in Rebate when you buy $50 worth of Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Safeguard, Ivory, Crest 3D White, Always or Tampax products by 04/28.

Thanks to Hip2Save

I will include my receipt in the Mail-in Rebate.  I already bought some other Pantene, Clairol haircolor and Olay skincare last month.

My Total was $33.99+ $1.15 tax = $35.14
I used the $4 off $20 purchase
Then I  handed over my Manufacturer coupons
2 – $4/2 Loreal Haircolor Excellence
1 – $2/1 Loreal Haircolor printable
1 – $1/1 Always liners coupon
Then I handed over my ExtraCareBucks that totaled $11
My Out of Pocket = $9.14 including tax
Then I got back $10 ExtraCareBucks for the Loreal products
and I got back a $2 ExtraCareBucks for the Always
Plus, I will submit for the Loreal haircolor MIR above to get another haircolor FREE.
Not bad!

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CVS Deals and Shopping Trip 2/12/12


I updated the CVS coupon policy. As of 2/12/2012, CVS has now posted an update to the official coupon policy!  The best part it includes the fact you can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale and get both for FREE.   This is great news!

This is my run at CVS this week.  Super excited to get all of these things for very little.   Great week!

Spend $10 on Participating Nivea Products = $3 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Nivea lip care products 2/$5
Total = $10
Use 2 $3/2 coupons found in the 2/12 RP
Or use the $1/1 coupons found here
Pay as low as $4
Get back $3 Ecb
Final cost as low as only $0.25 each!

I paid $4+tax.


All Got2b hair stylers $3.99
Use the $3/1 coupon found in the 2/12 RP
Final cost $0.99!

I love Dry Shampoo it works great and this package included a free hairspray! I used a $1 ECB (from previous purchase) and $3/1 coupon and got this for FREE+$.20 tax.


Whenever you spend $30 or more on select CVS Brand products and other items, you’ll receive a FREE $10 CVSCash Card. There are a limit of 5 CVSCash cards that you can receive each week.

Deal Scenario:

Buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel discs 6 ct $3 = $9
Buy 1 Sparkle 8 ct = $5
Buy 4 Maybelline baby lips $4.39 each and Buy 1 Get 1 50% off. That makes it $4.39+$4.39+$2.19+$2.19 = $13.16
Buy 4 boxes of Kleenex tissue 3/$4 (1.33 each) = $5.32
Total = $32.48+tax

I used 3 $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles coupons found here (will need 2 computers)
I used 3 $2/1 Maybelline lip coupons found in the 2/5 RP or the $1/1 coupons found here  (I only had 3 $2/1 coupons but you could use 4.)
I used 1 $1.00/4  Kleenex coupon found in the 2/12 SS

(Pay $21.48 +tax or $1.79 each item)

Used $3 ECB from Nivea deal
Used $6 ECB from previous week
OOP $12.48

Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products
Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex
Final cost ONLY $9.98 for all 12 items (after all discounts) or $.83 each!

Total OOP:  $16.68 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard + Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products+ Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex

Thanks to HiptoSave!

If you are in need of paper products and don’t have or aren’t interested in using coupons here is a deal scenario:

Buy 3 Sparkle $5 = $15

Buy 2 Northern Toilet Paper $7 = $14

Buy 1 Kleenex 3/$4 = $1.33

OOP Total: $30.33 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Final Cost ONLY $20.33 (after discount) for all 6 items!

Have you been to CVS lately?


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Giant deal Shopping Trip 12/20/11: Cake, Icing and Eggs for $2.95!

Yesterday, I stopped into Giant with the boys and we got this deal.

Buy any 4 Betty Crocker products listed in the ad and get FREE eggs!

I bought the following:

2 Super Moist Betty Crocker Cake Mixes$1.25 each

2 Betty Crocker canned icings $1.67 each

Used 2 coupons.  $.75/2 –  12/11/11 Smartsource coupon that states buy 1 Super Moist Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND 1 Betty Crocker canned icing  (coupons doubled)

Get FREE Eggs! value $2.49

OOP $2.95

Saved $7.23

This deal ends on Thursday so hurry!

Thanks to BeltwayBargainMom!

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Giant Food Deal: Huggies Diapers!! Ends today 11/10/11!

Thanks to Laura from!  This is a super hot deal at Giant that ends today 11/10/11.

I bought 3 packs of Huggies Slip On for $8.99

I used 3 coupons –  $3.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip On coupon from 10/23/11 SmartSource insert

I also used the Acadia coupon found on the front of the ad $1.00 off when you purchase over $25 and makes a 24 pack $1.99

I spent $21.36

I got back a $5 coupon and a $7 coupon!  That means after coupons/savings that make the diapers $2.45 a pack!

Since I brought the twins with me today, I took the diapers and water to the car and went back in and used the $5 coupon for Milk, a mango and bananas.

Milk is $3.99

Mango on sale $1

Bananas $1.44

I used the $5 coupon

I spent $1.59

I got all of this for $22.59 and still have a $7 coupon to use next trip!

Per Laura the Huggies deal  will last from from 10/31-11/27: Buy 2 and get $3 OYNO, Buy 3 and get $5 OYNO, Buy 4+ and get $6 OYNO = On Your Next Order

However, I believe the Buy $25-worth and get $7 On Your Next Order will end today.

By the way how much is milk in your area?  Since I was there and I needed milk I went ahead and got it.

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Cvs shopping trip 10/4/11

Look at what I scored at cvs for only $13.09 out of pocket plus I got $10 ecbs to use next time.
Any good deals recently?

Super thanks to Hip to Save for the deals!

All Jumbo Pack Huggies $8.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $3/1 Slip-On coupon found in the 9/11 SS or the $1.50/1 coupon found in the 9/11 SS
Pay as low as $5.99
Get back $1 Ecb
Final cost $4.99!
*Plus, get $2 in your Saving Star account making them only $2.99!  If you use your $2 Ecb from the Pledge I mentioned above, you could snag them for only $0.99!

Spend $30 on Participating Household Products = $10 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Tide or Gain Detergents 31-40 load powder $5.97
Buy 1 Bounty paper towels 8 pk $7.49
Buy 1 Charmin toilet paper 16 ct $10
Buy 1 Puffs Tissue $0.99
Total = $30.42
Use 2 $2/1 Tide/Gain coupons found in the 9/11 SS
Plus, use the $1.00/1 Bounty coupon found in the 10/2 P&G  (In Washington Post it is $1.00/1)
Pay $25.42
Get back $10 Ecb
Final cost $15.42 for all 5 items!

Thanks to the ECBs I had including the Pledge $2 one and my $1 back from Summer spending!  I got it all for $13.09 out of pocket.  Great deal!


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CVS Shopping Trip 06/09/11

I know this is a bit late to post but I wanted to show that I can still get some great deals even after having twins!  I did this with my kids in toe and my Mom helping watch them.   This is what I did:

All Huggies Jumbo Pack diapers, pull-ups, or goodnites $8.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
Used $2/1 coupon found in home mailer
Paid $6.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost ONLY $4.99!

Efferdent 78-90 ct $3.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 2)
Buy 2 Efferdent products = $7.98
Used the $2/2 coupon found in the 6/5 SS
Paid $5.98
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost $1.99 each!

Secret, Old Spice, or Gillette deodorant (excludes clinical 1.6-1.7 oz) Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Bought 2 Old Spice High Endurance Sport Deodorants $4.29
Bought 2 Old Spice body wash (Free with coupon below)
Minus buy one get one 50% off sale = $6.43 for all
Used $1/2 deodorant coupon found in the 6/5 P&G
Plus, use 2 Free Old Spice Body Wash (up to $5.99) when you buy Old Spice deodorants coupons found in the 6/5 P&G
Should have been final cost $1.35 per item!   However, the cashier didn’t take $3.99 for the body wash and insisted that the bodywash was B1G1 to so I didn’t argue and she took off $2.14 for the cheaper one. My Final Cost came out to $2.07 per item.   I might return them but I haven’t decided.

Crest Pro-health rinse 1 liter $4.50 = $2.50 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 6/5 P&G
Pay $2.50
Get back $2.50 Ecb
Final cost Free!

I got a $5/$20 coupon out of the Washington Post paper!

My total came out to $19.09 after coupons and used $9.99 ECBs.

My total OOP came to $9.10 and I got back $6.50 ECBs.

Not bad even after paying extra for the deodorant/body washes.

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Safeway Home Delivery and Giveway!

Sign up for my Giveway!  2- $25 gift cards to Safeway or Von stores!  Ends January 30, 2011!

Here is a picture of just some of what I purchased for only $56!   I got free delivery and $15 off my first order – Share15 – is Free shipping on your first order and $15 off your purchase. In addition, I purchased all of the sale items and used the electronic coupons that you can download right to your card, just like I mentioned in my earlier post.

Here is a list of what I purchased but note that not all of the “coupon” prices are listed.  That is one thing I came out of this is, you don’t know if the electronic coupons come off until the groceries are received and you have the “actual” receipt.    My suggestion is to focus more on the sale items and think carefully about using the electronic coupons just because you won’t know if they worked until after they are delivered.   My grand told was around $56.

I had 1 substitution for the frozen food meal and the Orange juice was out.

I will definitely use this service again.  No question!  Even for the price of $6.95 for the 4 hour window it is well worth it since I don’t have to go to the store, and I still get the sale items!

List of items & prices

Qty Description Total
1 Sargento Shredded Mexican Four Cheese Blend – 8 Oz $3.89
1 Lucerne Grade A / Aa Large Eggs – 18 Count $3.79
2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine Baked Cheese Ravioli – 8.5 Oz $3.76
2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine Macaroni And Cheese – 10 Oz $3.76
2 Lean Cuisine Chicken Stir Fry With Sesame – 9.875 Oz $3.76
2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine Cafe Classics Chicken Carbonana – 9 Oz $3.76
2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine Cafe Classics Sweet and Sour Chicken – 10 Oz $3.76
2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine Cafe Classics Chicken Parmesan – 10.875 Oz $3.76
2 Ovenjoy Roundtop Wheat Bread – 22 Oz $2.18
3 Kiwi $0.99
3 Mangos Large $3.00
4 Avocados Hass Large $3.52
4 Bananas $1.40
1 Strawberries Prepacked – 1 Lb $1.99
1 Honeydew Melon $1.99
4 Eggplant $3.60
20 Red Potatoes $4.00
1 Spinach $1.99
4 Motts For Tots Apple Juice – 64 Fl. Oz. $9.96
1 Simply Orange Grove Made Orange Juice – 59 Fl. Oz. $2.50
2 Ragu Old World Style Marinara Pasta Sauce – 26 Oz $1.98
1 Ore Ida Southern Style Hash Browns – 32 Oz $2.99
2 Safeway Garbanzo Beans – 15 Oz $1.58
2 Safeway / Vons Light Red Kidney Beans – 15.5 Oz $1.58
1 Safeway Corned Beef Hash – 15 Oz $2.39
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 11/13/10 – All for $11.25 and got back $8.99!

Wow!  It’s been a long time since I posted a shopping trip and I thought this one was worth it to post.

Check out all I got for $11.25 and I got back $8.99 to use on my next purchases.  I’m really amazed at the deals that Rite Aid has with their new +UP reward program.

I did this in a couple transactions because I had a raincheck for the Nivea lotion which would have been a $5 +UP but what the cashier did was put it towards my next purchase.  What a great idea.

I highly recommend getting to know the cashiers and managers at your stores because they can help you with rain-checks, checking the back for the product or even some other creative ways to help you get some good deals.

This is what I did:

Transaction 1

I bought the Nivea lotion for $5.99 and got back $5 that they took off my next order. I spent $6.28.

Transaction 2

I then bought 4 Kleenex tissues 200 count for $2.49 B1G1  so I bought 4.  I had a coupon for Buy 3 get 1 FREE max $2.25 and a $1.00 off Kleenex Rite Aid Video coupon.  That made it $.43 a box.

I also bought Speed stick cleanshield for $1.99 and used a $1.00 off Any Cleanshield Rite Aid Video coupon.  That made it $.99.

Then  I bought Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Anti-dandruff, Leave In Conditioner and Hair Color.  After spending $15 get $5 in +UP rewards.

The Shampoo was $3.00 and I used a $1.00 Manufacture coupon and a $1.00 Fructis Color Shield Rite Aid Video Coupon. That made it $1.00

The Anti-dandruff Shampoo was $3.99  and I used a $1.00 Manufacturer coupon and a $2.00 Fructis Anti-Dandruff Rite Aid Video Coupon. That made it $.99

I bought the Leave in Conditioner for $3.00 and used a $1.00 Manufacturer coupon. That made it $2.00

Last, I bought the hair color for $5.99 and used a $3.00 Manufacturer coupon.  (I found out I could have used a Rite Aid Video coupon for $2 off.) That made it $2.99.

I also bought a $.99 card.

I used a $4/$20 coupon and a $1 off any non-prescription coupon from the Rite Aid Rewards Videos.

I got $5 off from the Nivea lotion.

I used a $1 +UP reward that I gotten a week or so go.

I spent $1.49!

I got back $5 from the Garnier Fructis Shampoo deal.

Transaction 3

I then purchased the 2 scrubbing Bubbles 2/$6 and the cashier suggested I get the toothpaste for $2.99 too. So I did.

I used a $1.00 manufacture coupon for the scrubbing bubbles (couldn’t find another coupon at home), and the Crest toothpaste I used a $1.00 manufacture coupon. I also had a different $1.00 off a non-prescription coupon from Rite Aid Video Rewards.

I also had two $2 +UP rewards to use up since they were going to expire.

I spent $2.43 and got back $2.99 +UP reward for the Crest toothpaste and $1.00 +UP for the Scrubbing Bubbles.

Transaction 4

The cashier was fantastic and mentioned to me that I could get the toothpaste and again and even roll the $2.99 that I just got and get it again!

I did just that I didn’t have a coupon but that was ok, because I didn’t need the overage.

I got another toothpaste for $.15 and got back $2.99 +UP reward.

That made my total to be $11.25 and I got back $8.99 to use on my next purchase.