Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Total® Cranberry Crunch cereal sample
Orville Redenbacher's® Natural Gourmet® Popping Corn sample
Free Kerasal Foot Lotion Sample-has to be requested via snail mail.
Don Francisco’s Breakfast Blend Coffee sample
Cascadian Farm chocolate chip granola bar sample
And....enter some free Pamper's points at Gifts To Go. Free codes thanks to Freebies 4 Mom.
WEAPPRECIATEU08 (10 points)-this one didn't work for me
WELCOME2GTG0809 (1 point)
OHAMANDAAWGTG08 (1 point)
DONTFORGETGTG08 (1 point)
WELCOMEBONUS089 (1 point)
THRIFTYMOMMYGTG (1 point)
Happy New Year!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Here's what I got:
2 Schepps 1/2 gallon milk $1.98
Royal Doulton place-setting $29.99
Totino's Pizza, on sale $.88
(2) $.50 Schepps 1/2 gallon milk coupons doubled(from the newspaper a while back, expire in a few days)
Card full of stickers for place-setting (making it FREE)
Total OOP = $.88 for pizza (lunch). What a big spender I am for the kids lunch treat!! :)
P.S. In a few months I plan to sell the place-settings on eBay. I'm always thinking of ways to make money!! Haha!
Revlon Matte Blush (needed- since I dropped my blush in the sink last week) $9.99
Orajel Cold Sore stuff $8.49
$2.00 Revlon newspaper coupon
$1.00 Orajel newspaper coupon (next to rebate)
Total Paid to Wags GC = $16.10 (zero OOP cash paid)
I submitted my Walgreens Easy Saver rebate for both items and get the purchase price, plus $1.84 bonus for having it loaded to my gift card. The total that will be paid back, $20.32, for a "profit" of $4.22.
Plus, I'm submitting the manufacturers $8.00 rebate for the Orajel. Total trip profit, $12.22. Yay rebates!!
P.S. I stopped by the Redbox outside Walgreens for my free Monday rental. :)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
2 Pantenes, on sale, $7.00
$3.00/2 Pantene coupon from today's P&G insert
Total OOP=$2.59 and $4.00 in ECB were received (I made $.01 in ECB....haha)
I have the Theraflu Warming rebate ready to mail tomorrow, for $4.59. They are paying the rebate back the purchase price minus the $2.00 coupon....tricky of them, huh? Giving me an overall profit on the trip of $2.01. Remember to keep your rebates organized!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I'll admit it....I did!! I didn't get as much $$ as I had hoped (what can I say, I'm optimistic) but I did turn some old broken stuff into cash. I guess those people getting $250 back must have had a LOT of old jewelry. :)
Your turn......tell me what you think of Cash 4 Gold.
Anyone out shopping for after Christmas deals????? Find anything awesome?????
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
1 Listerine $2.99
1 Excedrin $3.99
$1.00 CVS/Excedrin coupon I got in the mail
$5.00 in ECB from here
Total OOP = $.98 and 6.98 in ECB were received. Total "profit" $1.00. I hope you have a good trip this week!
UPDATE (12/28/08) - I remembered (when I was organizing my rebates) I had the Excedrin rebate!! I just sent it off for $3.99, so cash profit was $3.01 and total "profit" was $4.99. Yay!! :)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I hope everyone is done mailing, I finished yesterday. Although I have some eBay to mail today. Yay!
Another thing about mailing, I always print my labels from home through Paypal. Go to "Merchant Services", then under tax and shipping go to "Multi-Order Shipping". Voila!! Printing labels at home is cheaper too! No need to run to the Post Office either, you can request a carrier pick-up for free.
Since they arrive faster, I usually drop my packages off when I'm out and about doing errands. Here in Wylie, I always go to Video Hits (PO Contract Site). It's right next to the real PO but the line is short and the owner (Mike) and his staff are so nice!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Kleeenx Lotion Facial Tissues from Sam's, leave the member number blank if you need to.
Free 8x10 print from Walgreens. This expires tomorrow (12/20/08)!!!!! Use code FREEGIFT at checkout.
5 free issues of Cosmopolitan magazine from StartSampling. I love free magazines. You can read them, sometimes they have fun coupons and then I donate mine to the library.
Walmart's sample page-stop by to see if you've missed one. I don't always mention Walmart since they seem to repeat some samples (panty liners, Benefiber, etc).
Free Christmas Printables (coloring pages)-this is one to bookmark! They have tons of coloring pages. :)
We're off to color and make some snowflakes for the house. Speaking of snowflakes, make virtual snowflakes here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This week, December 17-24, get $3 instant savings at checkout with any $16 Huggies purchase. Packs of diapers are on sale for $9.99. Here's a list of coupons to mix and match/add to this offer:
1. Newspaper coupons or coupons mailed to you from Huggies Happy Baby
2. $2.00 Pull-Ups printable coupon from Huggies Big Kid Central
3. $2.00 off Huggies Newborn Gentle Care diapers eCoupon from Shortcuts
4. $1.00 rebate per pack from The Caregivers Marketplace
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
1. Be sure the clip out the mail-in form for the P&G $120 Coupon Booklet . You need to purchase $50 in P&G products between Dec 14 (today) and January 31, 2009. Sounds easy enough!! I'll keep my mail-in form with my rebates in my coupon binder. Be sure to click above for a preview of what coupons are included. :)
2. Campbell's has a sweeps for kids ages 6-15 at MySlurp.Com. You'll need a code form the bottom of a Campbell's condensed soup can. Grand prize is a cruise!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
If you do get over to Frisco's Christmas in the Square.......be on the look out for the Starbucks booth. There should be a Starbucks employee nearby handing out cards for a free (Starbucks) Red Exclusive beverage.
Here's more info on the (Starbucks) Red Exclusive coffees, $.05 from each cup is donated to the Global Fund.
Friday, December 12, 2008
I headed into CVS for the diaper deal yesterday. Here's how I did:
2 Pull-Ups $20.00
2 Huggies Wipes $6.00
(2) $2.00 printable Pull-Ups coupon
$3/$15 CVS coupon I got in the mail a few months back
$8.99 in ECB from way back here
Total OOP, $11.66. But I'll submit my receipts to The Caregivers Marketplace for $2.00 back. So total OOP was really $9.66.
I got $5.00 in ECB back, so the total "cost" of the trip was $4.66.
P.S. I just got my Caregivers Marketplace rebates ready to mail.....$8.00. Yippee!!
P.P.S. I logged in to print a coupon for a free Powerade (free with ECB at CVS this week) from MyCokeRewards, but they are mailing it. Bummer!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thanks for hanging in there!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Ebates (offers $5 to sign up)
BigCrumbs (offers fun eBay rebates)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's been a few weeks, so here's my fun random list. I have some hot samples and sweeps to share today.
The first stop, Walmart's sample page to check out what's news. I requested a new sample of:
Ultra Gain with Baking Soda and a GLAD ForceFlex® Trash Bag
Also out there in the cyber world:
Crest Weekly Clean Headband from Vocalpoint
Chapstock sample from Lipstock. It's lip conditioner, allow up to 3 months for delivery.
If it's sweeps you're looking for, here you go!
Pepperidge Farms Win and Give, enter daily for a chance to win $1000 and also have $1000 donated to charity.
Live the Beach Life sweeps from Good Housekeeping. It's for a 4 day trip to Virginia Beach.
Also, head over to the Good Housekeeping "win" page for 20 more sweeps to enter!
Don't forget to read this post about the Gymboree gift card sweeps.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!! Please leave me a comment if you have something fun to share!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
2 Excedrine, on sale B1G1, $4.49
$2.00 Excedrine newspaper coupon
$2.00 printable Excedrine coupon
$.69 each Wags Mac & Cheese coupon (- $1.62)
$.89 each Wags Basic PT coupon (- 1.40)
$1.50 Sure Dec. Easy Saver coupon
$1.00 Sure newspaper coupon
$1.00/2 Bounty PT P&G coupon
Total paid to Walgreens gift card $1.94. ZERO was paid OOP!!! My gift card ended the month with $.01 on it!
I'm getting $24.18 loaded back on the gift card for my November rebates. I think I've gotten the hang of Walgreens. Everything I got this month was "free". Yay!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
$2.00 Maybelline newspaper coupon
Total OOP = 5.93 and I earned $8.99 in ECB. Total "profit" 3.06. But you know me.....I'm selling the Maybelline on eBay. :)
See that listing here. Remember last week's trip to CVS? I wanted to make my $11.49 OOP back. Well? Cha-Ching! Click here to see how that ended. Yay eBay!! That means last week I got free TP, mouthwash and tissues. :)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
$1.00 Off Frozen Grands! Biscuits
and there are more fun coupons at Pillsbury.com.
Frozen Grands! are on sale for $1.99 at Kroger this week, making them $.99 with the spiffy coupon. Also look for peelies on the bags...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Before I left, I loaded eCoupons onto my Kroger card. Below are 3 places to load Kroger eCoupons. Remember!! These can be used WITH a paper coupon, a.k.a. stacked with a paper coupon.
P&G eSaver eCoupons
Cellfire eCoupons, I just signed up today. :)
Here's everything I got for $53.81. Not too bad, considering the last time I grocery shopped was
here and I got a bunch of stuff for Thanksgiving as well!
Some note worthy deals I got:
Frozen Pillsbury Biscuits, on sale $1.99 - $.50 ShortCuts eCoupon - $.40 newspaper coupon doubled = $.69
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, on sale $1.67 - $.50 Shortcuts eCoupon - $.35 newspaper coupon tripled = $.12
Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes $1.00 - $.35 ShortCuts eCoupon - $.35 newspaper coupon tripled (up the purchase price) = $.35 overage/profit
Cottonelle 4 pack $1.19 - $.50 Cellfire eCoupon - $.25 newspaper coupon tripled = $.06 overage/profit
Green Giant Healthy Weight Veggies, on sale $1.00 - $.25 newspaper coupon tripled = $.25
Near the bread and the milk, look for a coupon pad. It's for $1.00 off milk with any Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bread purchase. I made this a great deal by getting the Whole Grain White on sale for $1.79. The Springdale milk is on sale for $2.50. Final cost $3.29 for one gallon of milk and a loaf of Sara Lee bread.
I couldn't find any, but the Duracell 2 packs are on sale for $1.00, a great deal if you use the $.50 P&G eCoupon. I'll try again on my next trip. I'll need to do a final "Thanksgiving Day Dinner" run.
I saved $42.47 this trip and earned $77 towards the Fuel Rewards.
What good deals did you find this week??
Touch of Gray $7.00
Paid $7.58 on Wags GC, no OOP. Got $7 in RR back.
Almay Mascara $6.99
Wags Brand Paper Towels $3.59
$1.00 Almay newspaper coupon
Wags PT coupon (saved $1.09)
$7.00 in RR from above
Total paid on Wags GC $1.61, zero OOP. I'll get back $7.68 for the Almay mascara with the Walgreens November rebates. So overall, I "spent" $1.51 on these transactions.
I staged these transaction around my new game plan. First buy RR items with the gift card, them use the RR to purchase rebate items, "getting" that money back. Coupons and rebates are always icing on the cake!
Don't forget to send off your $8.00 Just For Men Touch of Gray rebate. Making this trip a money maker!!! $6.49 in profit to be exact!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
L'Oreal Age-Perfect $15.99
$1.00 L'Oreal newspaper coupon
$4.59 in ECB
Total OOP $11.26
Charmin 16 pack $9.99
4 Tissues (B1G1 free) $2.98
2 CVS Mouthwashes $5.00
$.25 Charmin coupon (wow!)
$1.00/3 Kleenex "CVS magic coupon machine" coupon
$.50/3 Kleenex newspaper coupon
$15.99 in ECB from Transaction #1
Total OOP $.23....yay! But I have NO Extra Care Bucks! Yikes!
I pretty much staged these trips around needing the TP and mouthwash. Tissues will get used this winter for sure. The L'Oreal I am selling with the one I got here at Wags last week. Both places only had the "medium" shade left, and it's too dark for me.
As of right now, the eBay market is flooded with people selling the L'Oreal Age-Perfect things. I priced mine at $14.99 for both (at auction) with free shipping. If they don't sell at auction (who cares!!), I will move them to my eBay store and mark them up a bit more. They will eventually sell (trust me....they will!), meaning all this stuff from CVS was free. Well, profit making really, once I make the $11.49 I spent in OOP back.
Yes, in case you were wondering, I am crazy! :)
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Be sure to visit the Woman's Day Giveaway page. It has 26 giveaways/sweepsatakes as of today. But, my personal favorite is the Wyndham Nassau Resort giveaway (pictured at right). It's a 5 day-4 night trip for 2. Pick me, pick me!
Con Agra Foods has a daily holiday sweeps to "Create Mini Miracles"....prizes are $100 and $1000. You can enter daily!
Enter the Meow Mix Think Like A Cat sweeps. The grand prize includes: Flatscreen TV, Blu-ray DVD Player, Surround Sound, Cat Tower, Heated Window Sill Cat Seat, and a Ball Tree Toy. My cat would love a heated window sill seat....haha! Enter weekly. Once you've entered you can also print a $1.00 Wholesome Goodness coupon.
Walmart has a new "sample"...Marie Calender's Signaute Sautes Shopping List. Too bad it wasn't an actual sample. :)
Free Team Chevy Decal from Chevrolet.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Loreal Age Perfect Moisturizer (on sale) $14.99
4 Scotch Tapes $5.16
4 Progresso Soups $11.99
Jif Peanut Butter $3.29
Pop Tarts 2.19
$2.00 Loreal/Walgreens coupon from newspaper
4/$5.00 Progresso Walgreens coupon (-$5.99)
(4) $1.10 Progresso Soup printable coupons
B1G1 Scotch Tape Walgreens coupon (-2.58)
$.55 Jif coupon from newspaper
$.55 Pop Tart coupon
$5/$20 Walgreens coupon
$15.78 paid on Walgreens gift card (from October rebates), OOP = ZERO.
And, I'll get back $16.48 for the Loreal (14.99 plus 10% bonus for loading rebate to Walgreens gift card). So, this trip ends with a $.70 profit. :)
I had planned on getting 2 canned pumpkins and 2 Coffee-Mates, but they were out. I got the Pop-Tarts and applesauce instead. Not a bad job of re-working my deal....I just "needed" the Coffee-Mate and pumpkin.
P.S. I ended up with $26.92 from my October rebates. :)
P.S.S. I might make even more money on this trip if I decide to sell the Loreal on eBay. I'm still thinking on that one....
Need a coupon??? Get your $5/$20 Walgreens coupon here
And remember, this coupon is for a $20 purchase after coupons, before tax, no alcohol, gift cards, etc.....you know the drill. :)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This super cute award was given to me by Momma Val, thanks so much!!
2. Linking back to the person who gave it to you.
My Penny Pile - Maryanne has the best Kroger deal wrap-ups, she gets right down to the good stuff and doesn't just re-type the ad. :)
eBay Selling Coach - Suzanne shares great eBay ideas for anyone who's willing to read them. :)
Jane 4 Girls $800 Annual Budget - Erin is the best couponer ever.....$800 a year???? Could you do it?
The Thrifty Mommy - Miss Mommy's blog has "something for everyone".
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
$2.00 Pull-Up coupon
2. Mail in the bottom portion of the receipt to get your $10 holiday bonus.
Visit Coinstar to read up on the details or to find a location near you.
P.S. There will be no Coinstar fees is you load to a gift card... :)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Condren Tree Service has a GREAT deal on firewood. It's $40 a pick-up load. You have to stack/load it yourself so bring gloves. And, you can only fill up the bed, level to "the top". So, you might need to load neatly.....but it's only $40!!!!!! Sure beats those $80 "stacks" you find all over town.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Glad Storage Bags from Walmart.
Huggies Supreme Diapers from Walmart, size 1 and 3 available.
Dove Cream Oil Lotion sample from Dove.
Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System which are BPA-free. I'll give these to my SIL, over at Lucky Duck Savings.
Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers sample from Costco. Sizes 1-6, you can leave the member number blank if you don't have one.
Run across a hot sample??? Leave me a comment!!!
I got 40 items so that breaks down to $.84 an item!!
I saved $56.18 and got a fuel discount credit of $72. E-85, by the way, is $1.45 a gallon ($1.35 with discount)!
I only got bananas since I'm planning a trip to the new Murphy Sprout's this week. If you go on Wednesday, it's double ad day. I can't wait to check it out!
I also tried to do a CVS run yesterday, but couldn't find the Loreal. What a surprise....haha! So, I'll rework my list/coupons today. Depending on the rain, I'll go today or this evening when I take my daughter to dance. It's great to be home!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Target coupons......YAY!!!! This one was addressed to me. The last batch I got were addressed to my hubby.
$5 rebate check from The Caregivers Marketplace.
Free Blue's Clue's book from a Sunmaid Raisin Rebate Offer.
And a $1.00 Excdrine/CVS coupon. Speaking of CVS, I also recieved a $5/$25 coupon in my e-mail box while I was gone. It expires today, so that will be a great excuse to jump back in the CVS game.
Speaking of free stuff in the mail, yesterday I got the $5 Lysol Pediatrician Rebate (that took a long time) and sample of Greenies Cat Treats or you can pick dog treats.
Any hot samples or rebates? Leave me a comment!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
For safety's sake, I choose not to announce to the world my departure and arrival home dates...but I had a great time and will be back to blogging by tomorrow I'm sure!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I was lead to the page with the promise of (another) Pantene Sample, but I think I've already gotten it. What I was able to request was a sample of Tide Total Care!
There was also an Olay® Definity Intense Hydrating Cream sample listed...but I must have already requested that as well.
The new P&G coupon insert comes out tomorrow with $106 in savings!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday night we carved pumpkins. Since it's so warm here in October, we have to be careful about carving them too early, or they rot too quick. Aren't our pumpkins cute?? I carved the castle from the Disney Pumpkin Stencils and my hubby carved his VERY FIRST pumpkin as well. It's the cute one on the very right. It was a Pumpkin Master's pattern. The kids helped hubby with the one in the middle! I've curious about the middle pumpkin....I wonder if I can "use" it later for pie filling. If not, I bought one more (the skin hasn't been punctured!). I may not like to cook, but I don't mind preparing pumpkin for pies. I'm weird I know!