Friday, February 26, 2010

Freebie Requested

(1) Bora Bora Bar ~ it's organic! and being shipped "immediately"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CVS: OOP $3.94/ Saved $39.99 Plus Earned $50

Here's what I got this week:
1 EARinse $7.99 (saved $2)
(Received $7.99 EB)
1 Speed Stick $2.99 (saved $1)
(Plus $1 coupon ~ Received $2 EB)
2 Smooth Away $9.99 (saved $9.99~ BOGO) will donate 1
(Plus 2 $1.50 coupons)
Expandable Folder $8.99

$1, $2, $2, $2, $2, $2, $5, $7 EB

Total OOP: $3.94
Total Savings: $39.99(Sale and Coupon and EB)
EB Earned: $2, $7.99 (see above)
Bolded Items: to be donated

Sadly, the expandable folder wasn't on sale, but I really, really needed to get this since I haven't started filing anything for 2010 yet. I had a lot of EB from last week, so I thought I should at least get it for free. That kind of threw off my EB hoarding for next time. Oh well.

Total CVS spending YTD: $39.68
Total CVS savings YTD: $229.72

Now for the second part: Earned $50!
I found a mailing from CVS on the mail room floor. I guess someone who moved out had received a mailing with coupon from CVS and the new person didn't want them. Oh well... my gain! I fill 2 Rx every month and there were 2 coupons for a $25 gift card with a new or transferred Rx. SCORE! Now I have $40 worth of CVS money (I used $10 of the gift card to pay for the second Rx) to play the CVS game with. Let's see how long I can make that last!

My only concern about the $50 is how to account for it in my budget and YTD CVS spending. Right now, I'm treating it like cash in my budget (I've added it to my income). However, on here, for my total CVS spending, it's almost as if it were EB. I basically got $50 for free, just like I get all of those EB for free and then roll them over. Is it really any different? I don't know. And I don't know if this makes any sense! Do you have any thoughts on this?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Freebies Arrive! More Requested

Free samples that have arrived:
(1) Freezer Shopping Bag ~ will be handy for grocery shopping in the summer
(2) Kotex Period Kit (not sure which one) ~ 1 liner, 1 ultra thin pad, 1 overnight ultra thin wings, 2 Cottonelle flushable wipes, 1 regular tampon, zippered container, $1 coupon

Free samples requested:
(1) Carefree liners ~ will arrive in 6-8 weeks
(2) Southbeach Living S'more Bar ~ will arrive in 4-6 weeks

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CVS: OOP $17.37/Saved $51.26

Spent more OOP this week than I would've liked, but I got a ton of EB and saved a pretty nice chunk of change. Here's my stuff:2 Covergirl Powders $6.00 (saved $.99)
(Plus BOGO coupon ~ received $5 EB for buying 2)
1 Aussie Shampoo $2.99 (saved $1.60)
(Plus $1 coupon ~ received $2 EB)
1 Colgate Advanced Toothpaste $2.99 (saved $.90)
(Plus $1 coupon ~ received $2 EB)
1 Head and Shoulders $4.99 (saved $.50)
(received $2 EB)
1 Degree Deodorant $1
(Plus $1 coupon)
1 J&J Baby Oil $2.19
(Plus $1 coupon)
Crest 2 Pack $5.99
(Plus $1 coupon ~ received 2 EB)
1 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste $3.50 (saved .39)
(received $3.50 EB)
1 Crest Pro Health Mouthwash $3.50 (saved $1.69)
($2 coupon ~ received $3.50 EB)

Gilette 8 count disposable razors $5.79 (saved $9.20)
($3 coupon ~ received $2 EB)
CVS Magazine .99 (there are a ton of great coupons!)
2 Toblerone @ $1.29 each
1 Thermacare $2.49 (having some bad neck/shoulder pain)

$10/$50 coupon
$4 EB
$5 EB (all EB from last time)

Total OOP: $17.37
Total Savings: $51.26 (Sale and Coupon and EB)
EB Earned: $2, $2, $2, $2, $2, $5, $7 (see above) $1 (Green Bag Tag)
Bolded Items: to be donated

Total CVS spending YTD: $35.74
Total CVS savings YTD: $189.73

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Safeway: OOP $12.24/ Saved $12.55

FYI. I don't always include my grocery deals because I don't do as well as I do at drugstores. I'm pretty pleased about this deal, especially because Safeway was MOBBED! 4 Cheerios @ $1.50 each (Regular price $13.16, saved $7.16)
($1/3 coupon, $1/1 coupon)
York Peppermint Patty $.89
Wonderful Pistachios @ $3.99 (Regular price $4.99, saved $1)
($1/1 safeway coupon, $1/1 manufacturer's coupon)
Mushrooms @ $2.00 (Regular price $2.39, saved $.39)
Hummus @ $2.99

Total OOP: $12.24 (including tax)
Total Savings: $12.55 (Sale and Coupon) //51%

I'm most proud of the Cheerios deal. I got 4 boxes for $1 each which I think is fantastic! I also really was pleased with the Pistachios deal. I was able to combine a Safeway coupon with a manufacturer's coupon with a sale which is something I'm not usually able to do successfully.

CVS: OOP $1.05 / Saved $30.29

Braved the crowds due to snow to hit the CVS. Feeling lazy so no picture once again...

I got:

1 Duracel 9 volt battery $2.99 (saved $2.30)
(Plus $1/1 coupon)
1 Gilette Fusion Razor $8.99 (saved $1)
(Plus $4/1 coupon ~ received $4 EB)
1 Nivea Lotion $7.99
(Plus $2/1 coupon)
2 Nivea lip products $2.99 each
(BOGO coupon ~ received $5 EB for spending $10 in Nivea products)
1 Toblerone $1.29 (I needed some chocolate and a filler!)
$4/$20 coupon
$2 EB
$4 EB
$7 EB (all EB from last time)

Total OOP: $1.05
Total Savings: $30.29 (Sale and Coupon and EB)
EB Earned: $4, $5 (see above)
Bolded Items: to be donated

Total CVS spending YTD: $18.37
Total CVS savings YTD: $138.47
Winter 2010 spending (according to CVS Receipt): not printed this time (?)

Once again my EB didn't print. This time it was for the Nivea deal. I double checked to make sure that all 3 of the items I purchased qualified for the deal and they did. However, on the botton of the receipt, only the price of the lotion was counted, not the lip product. What am I doing wrong? Once again, I made a stink about it and they printed the EB. I know I'm right! Why doesn't their computer know it too?

Only 1 purchase away from getting my first $1 EB from my green bag tag!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rite Aid: OOP $.67/Savings: $3.99

It's a slow week for deals. I decided no CVS this week, but I did make a quick trip to Rite Aid. No picture because it was only 3 items

Cotton Balls $1 (Reg Price: $1.69)
Dawn $.88 (Reg Price: $1.99(
$.20 coupon
Milky Way Candy Bar $.88
Used $2 SCR

Total OOP: $.67
Total Savings: $3.99 (Sale,Coupon and SCR)
Earned 2 Tickets for Game of Life

Total Rite Aid spending YTD: $6.46
Total Rite Aid savings YTD: $25.49