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Cost of Diapers – August 2010

I took advantage of the Amazon deals these last two months.  Check out the post here.

I’ve saved $495.40 so far this year.  I’ve spent $356.35 this year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

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Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper

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1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18

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1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3

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1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26

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1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06

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1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21

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3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17

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3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26

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4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3

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5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19

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5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19

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5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19

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5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17

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5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19

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5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22

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5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17

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6/20/2010 CVS Huggies 5 70 22.99 0 $0.00

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6/13/2010 CVS Huggies 6 36 5.19 5.49 $0.15

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18

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6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04

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7/17/2010 Amazon.com Pampers 5 468 190.68 74.78 $0.16

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8/31/2010 Amazon.com Pampers 5 468 120 70 $0.15

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Total 2311 $851.75 $356.35 $0.16

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Saved $495.4
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Free Samples for Baby

Several of my friends are having babies in the next couple of months and I thought it is time to show them how to get stuff for FREE!

Great website for deals on baby stuff:
Babycheapskate
Free samples from Walmart

I am a big believer in breast feeding and I did buy my fair share of formula and there isn’t anything wrong with using it.  My daughter LOVED it.  Before baby comes it is a great idea to have formula available.  If you don’t need it you can always give it away or donate it to a mother shelter:
ParentsChoiceFormula Free Sample
Enfamil Free Sample and Free coupons
Similac Free Sample and Free coupons
I strongly recommend Member’s Mark because it is a great deal! Last I checked it was $20 for a very large can.  A small can of Enfamil is about $25.
MembersMark Formula Free Sample

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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;
and
• 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 MoneyWiseMoms.com 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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The Cost of Diapers – June 2010

I have to admit this was an amazing month on stockpiling diapers!  I went to CVS and got a lot of diapers on cheap.  Back in the beginning of June there was a discount on Huggies Mega packs of diapers.  Check that post out HERE.

I’ve saved $329.50 so far this year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.



Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3
1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17
3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26
4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3
5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22
5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17
6/20/2010 CVS Huggies 5 70 22.99 0 $0.00
6/13/2010 CVS Huggies 6 36 5.19 5.49 $0.15
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
Total 1375 $541.07 $211.57 $0.16

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Saved $329.5
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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
-$4/$20
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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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 DealSeekingMom.com and TheThriftyMama.com!

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The Cost of Diapers – May 2010

This past month I bought a lot of diapers.  Got to get that stockpile up!  My daughter is almost 2 so it is time to get potty training started and I’m looking for any suggestions.

I used the $3 Huggies IP coupon several times.  I plan on this week stopping at Rite Aid and picking up a pack after the rebate will be $2.99!

Huggies, Pullups or Goodnights Jumbo Diapers, $8.99
Get $2 SCR #53 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Huggies May RA VV printable
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers printable
$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers (IE) or Printable (FF)
$4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers printable or printable
$2/1 Huggies Item printable

$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants printable
$2/1 Huggies Pull-ups Training Pants, exp. 6-12-10 (SS 05/16/10)
As low as $2.99 ea. after coupon and SCR!
**Counts toward SCR #800 – FREE Huggies voucher wyb 5 pks. of diapers between 4/25 and 7/24/10.

Thanks to DealSeekingMom.com

I’ve saved $216.81.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
. 1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
. 1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3
. 1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
. 1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
. 1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18
. 2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
. 2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
. 2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
. 3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50
. 3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20
. 3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17
. 3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26
. 4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3
. 5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19
. 5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17
. 5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19
. 5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22
. 5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17
. Total 1065 $404.95 $188.14 $0.20
. Saved $216.81
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Shopping Trips in May 2010

Catching up on all of my shopping trips in the last couple of weeks.

My shopping trip at CVS on 5/9/10.  I did very well.   I used about $25 worth of ECBs.  I used a gift card and spent $16.35 and got back $20.99 in ECBs for $91.67 retail value merchandise.  I saved 82% from retail amount + have over $20 ECBs to use on my next trip.

I bought the following:

  • 4 Carefree pads $1.00 each – Used 4 – $1/1 coupons 4/25 SS = FREE
  • 2 Stayfree pads $Stayfree pads $3.69 each – Used 2 – $1/1 coupons 4/25 SS and $4 CVS coupon = $1.38 got back $4 ECBs because I purchased 4 Carefree/Stayfree products.  This was a surprise.
  • Claritin D 24 hour 10 count $12.99 – Used $2/1 coupon 5/2 SS = $10.99  I was hoping this was part of the Claritin deal but it wasn’t.
  • Hydro 5 razor $8.99 – Used $5/1 coupon 5/9 SS = $3.99 got back $4.00 ECBs = FREE+ Profit $.01
  • Zyrtec 10mg 30 count $18.99 – Used $4/1 coupon 5/2 SS and $5 CVS coupon = $9.99   and get back $7 in ECBs.
  • Kotex U $4.99 each – Used $1/1 coupon = $3.99 and get back $4.99 = FREE + $1 Profit
  • Clear Care $14.99 – Used $3/1 coupon 5/9 SS and $5 CVS coupon = $6.99 and get $3 in ECBs.
  • Kleenex Cottonelle 12 pk $4.99 – Used $1/1 coupon = $3.99
  • March 2010 CVS Reinventing magazine = $.99

I also used a $5/$30 coupon.

Here is my CVS shopping trip on 5/14/10.  I paid $1.33 ($.97+$.36 tax) for all of the above! I used a $6.97 ECB and I used a gift card and spent $1.33  and got back $7 in ECBs for $36.12 retail value merchandise.  I saved 96% from retail amount + have over $7 ECBs to use on my next trip.

I used a $5/$30 coupon.

I ran into RiteAid after my CVS trip and got the following items.  I don’t have everything pictured.  Still pretty good deals.  I used the $20 Rite Aid coupon from the Zyrtec deals I did a month ago.  I spent OOP $9.49.

  • 1 Infusim $3.99 – Used $3/1 coupon 5/9 SS = $.99
  • 1 Claritin D 24 HR 15 ct $16.99 – Used $2/1 coupon 5/2 SS and Rite Aid Adperks $2/1 = $12.99
  • 2 Benadryl A/C Gelcaps $5.49  (Didn’t realize it wasn’t on sale was looking for $4.99) – Used $5/2 coupon 4/11 RP = $5.98 for both
  • 1 Zegerid $9.99 – Used Rite Aid Adperks $2/1 and $4/1 coupon 4/18 SS = $3.99 get back $1 Rite Aid Rebate
  • 1 Excedrin $1.99 – Used $1/1 coupon 4/25 = $.99
  • 1 Mega Pack Diapers Clearance = $6.99
  • Rite Aid Pants on Clearance = $4.99

Used $5/$25 coupon

Yesterday, I went to RiteAid and did the diaper deal that I mentioned.    I didn’t have any of the wipes coupons so I instead just bought diapers.   I didn’t take a picture because I put them away before I got my act together and took my pictures.

Today, I asked my hubby if I could run into RiteAid since it dawned on me that the wipes are on sale $2/$5 and I have these high value coupons just sitting there.   I spent $6.38 for 9 packages of wipes that is $.71 a piece.  Not bad at all!

Used a $5/20 Adperks coupon.

I wanted to share some of the deals I grabbed at Walmart today.

  • Bic pens for FREE,
  • 2 Nivea body washes for FREE $3.97 and used the $4/1 coupon,
  • M&Ms bags for $1.67 a piece after using a B2G1 coupon from 5/2 RP, and
  • 2 Cetaphil products after using my $2 off any product IP coupons.   The Cetaphil products even came with 2 more $2 coupons exp in 2011.  The moisturizer SPF15 $8.97 – $2 = $6.97 and the SPF 50 $12.97 – $2 = $10.97.
  • 1 Sidewalk caulk for $1 – Finding creative cheap ways to play outside.

What other deals have you found this week?

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The Cost of Diapers – April 2010

It’s been a while since I updated my Cost of Diapers for the year and I realized that this past month I didn’t buy that many diapers again.  I used the $3 Huggies IP coupon once or twice — I believe I found all of my receipts.

So far I’ve saved $142.09!

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

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Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper

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1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18

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1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3

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1/7/2010 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26

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1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06

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1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21

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2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21

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3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20

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3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17

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3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26

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4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3

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5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19

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Total 822 $284.05 $141.96 $0.20

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Saved $142.09
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 3/27/10

Ok, I know this is way over the top.  I went over board but I love mascara.  I really do and to get it for FREE is so exciting.  I’ve bought mascara at CVS recently even though it was $2.  Now, I won’t ever buy any again. I went into a new Rite Aid that I hadn’t been in and the deal worked so good that later after I got home I collected the rest of my B1G1 coupons and I hit my local Rite Aid.

After my second trip, I helped someone else get this deal at the store.

When I was trying to decide how many I wanted a lady walked by me and I immediately asked her if I was in her way, and she was so kind. ” Oh no you’re fine! Wow, makeup is so expensive now a days”, she said as she looked at the prices on the display.

I nodded and mentioned in passing, coupons really do help.  She nodded in agreement, it sure does.

I went back to my cart and picked out the mascaras that I wanted there were so many too choose from it was so exciting! I then found only one Desitin.  I should have gotten a rain check but the Rite Aid coupon would then expire so I didn’t ask, I was nervous about this big purchase of mascara.  Then I picked up the Cadbury eggs as a treat for Easter. The purchase came out to $.12!  I was thrilled.

I immediately turned around and looked for the lady that mentioned the cost of make-up and I told her here are a couple of the B1G1 coupons and get some of the mascara for FREE because the mascara is B1G1 plus a $3 off $15 coupon.

She said, “Wow you’re so sweet, what an angel, I’ll go right now. My sister does this but I always forget my coupons.”

I told her I carry them with me, and pointed to my Couponizer.

I left the store happy with my purchase and glad I passed the savings on.

Then I had some friends over and gave my girlfriend one of mascaras.

Check out this purchase and note I also have soda in the picture, i.e. from my Safeway deal on Friday.  Buy 2 Pepsi 12 oz cans get 3 FREE!  They cost $4.99 each. That makes it $.16 a can!

Transaction 1 – First Trip

1 – Huggies Diapers $8.99 (Used the $3 IP coupon) Will get $1 Rite Aid Rebate

8 – Cover Girl Mascara B1G1 (Used 4 B1G1 Coupons 2/7 PG insert)

Used $3/$15 coupon

Total $4.26  Will get a $1 Rite Aid Rebate

Total coupon savings $41.96

Basically I will have spent $3.26 for diapers.

Transaction 2 – Second Trip

16 – Cover Girl Mascara B1G1 (Used 8 B1G1 Coupons 2/7 PG insert)

4 – Cadbury Eggs on sale $.50

1 – Destin $2.99 (Used $1 Johnson Baby products 3/7 RP insert)

Used $3/$15 coupon

Total $.12

Total coupon savings $75.92