Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here's how I did at CVS this week:
2 Sunsilks $7.00 (needed)
2 Kids Colgates $5.00 (needed)
Cover Girl foundation $5.49
Cover Girl Powder $5.49
$1.50 Sunsilk coupon from newspaper
$1.00 Sunsilk coupon from sample
(2) $.75 Kids Colgate coupons from newspaper
B1G1 coordinating Cover Girl product P&G coupon
$3/$15 CVS coupon
$8.00 in ECB
OOP=$2.49 and I got back $9.49 in ECB. $2.00 for the Colgate, $2.00 for the Sunsilk and $5.49 for the CG foundation.
3 Cokes and 1 Sprite 12 pack $13.00
Folgers Coffee $2.99 (needed)
2 CVS Brand Pretzels $1.58 (impulse purchase due to magic coupon machine!)
$.25 Folgers P&G coupon
(4) $1.00 Coke 12 pack coupons from cashing in Coke Points
$1.00/2 CVS Brand Pretzels coupon from magic machine
$7.79 in ECB from transaction #1
OOP=$1.53, I hadn't planned on getting the pretzels, but still a good deal overall!!
I could have thrown in some candy and used $2 more in ECB. That would have lowered my OOP down to about zero, but they were in the car! I had my son and was "traveling light". I've moved into a new huge coupon binder. More on that later. Anyway, I got back $3 in ECB for the Coke. My total OOP for the week $4.02 and I still have $5.00 in ECB left for next week. And, I knocked out 3 things on my shopping list, the Sunsilk, kids toothpaste and coffee. I'll consider the Coke and pretzels "free" and I'll just sell the make-up, which was "free" too, on eBay. It can pay for next week's CVS trip!
I did a ton of shopping yesterday. Here's my awesome trip to Kroger:
Duncan Hines Carrot Cake $2.89
Duncan Hines Frosting $1.69
3 Apples $2.63
Kroger Creamer $2.29
Jolly Time Popcorn $1.00
2 Glade Gel Plug-Ins $3.58
2 Cottonelle TP $2.38
$1.00 DH Carrot Cake coupon
$1.00 DH Cream Cheese Frosting coupon
$1.00 Jolly Time Popcorn coupon
(2) $.50 Cottonelle coupon from paper doubled
B1G1 Free Glade Gel Plug-In coupon from paper
$6.50 in Kroger Catalina's from here
I paid $2.83 OOP but will get back $2.89 from this Duncan Hines Carrot Cake rebate. So that's a small cash profit of $.06. AND, I got back another $4.00 in Catalina's from the Glade Plug-Ins, so an overall profit of $4.06. I'm so proud of this trip! :)
I saved $15.38 and got credit for $16 towards the fuel rewards.
I would have gotten more popcorn but had printer issues and didn't feel like changing computers and/or printers. And, I wanted to also say that Kroger coffee creamer is REALLY good!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Always Infinity sample and coupon from Walgreens
Right Guard® “Never Get Caught Off Guard™”
NBA All-Star Sweepstakes from Walgreens. Grand prize is a trip to Phoenix, first place will be $175 NBA store gift cards and second place will be $50 Walgreens gift cards. Pick me, pick me!
GE Lighting Style Sweepstakes-win $25,000 to dececorate your home, or win $500 or $50. You can enter daily....
Beck's has two sweeps going on, you can enter to win a trip Trip to Germany or enter the monthly sweeps for a MP3 Speaker Tower.
Schick Quattro Titanium sample from Schick. The one with the trimmer that I requested way back here came on Friday. Patience is sometimes needed when requesting samples!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Want to see the CVS circular before the paper comes out? I usually visit I Heart CVS!! Looks like I'll be cashing in more Coke points for coupons.......Coke 12 packs are rewarding ECB next week! Yippee!
Friday, September 26, 2008
First stop was Macy's. I went when they had the big One Day Only sale a couple of Saturday's ago. I was armed with my $10 off coupon and I still had about $35 on a GC from last Christmas (yes, I hoard GC's). Since when does Macy's not carry shoes??????? The closest Macy's to me doesn't sell shoes!
Second try, Kohl's was having a sale (what's new, right?) and I received an extra 30% card. I found one really cute pair of Nikes for her.......but not in her size. In fact, there was nothing in her size that didn't have Dora or a Princess on it. And we are NOT into themed shoes, so strike two!
I was getting desperate. Poor thing had to wear Crocs to the park and deal with all the bark in her shoes. I started to feel bad for selling the old ones even though she couldn't wear them.
So, yesterday on the way home from Pre-School (no extra gas used) I took her into Dillard's. I had a $10 off card Dillard's had sent for my birthday. It was looking pretty bleak in Dillard's as well. I didn't want brown or black sneakers, no characters and they needed to fit. I'm just soooo picky, huh? Finally, the salesperson finds a cute pair of Skechers in the back. They were marked $39. So with my "Wylie Mom Math" I figure $39 minus my $10 coupon and minus the $6.50 profit on the old pair, $23 for a new pair of shoes is an okay deal. Like my math? I love to present number in the best possible way. :)
Finally, I start to pay for the new shoes. Once scanned, no price comes up. The sweet girl calls the manager and they look them up. They were the only pair in the whole store and they somehow missed the all markdowns. They were $9.75!!!!!!! So after tax and my $10 coupon, I paid only $.55!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Told you I was feeling lucky!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Like I said, I made another run to Kroger. I couldn't pass up the B1G1 Sara Lee Bread and the frozen Pillsbury Biscuits at such a low price!! These Pillsbury's were even cheaper ($.79 each)because the cashier scanned my coupons and the peelies on the bag. I was hoping to save the peelies for later....oops!
I spent $20.88, saved $37.56 and got back $$ too.
I saved $14.29 in coupons
I saved $7.30 with bonus coupon savings (double or triple coupons)
I saved $15.97 with my Kroger card (sale prices and Kroger bonus savings etc) and $2.45 of that was eCoupons
I earned $46 for the Kroger Fuel Rewards
And....(drum roll please) and got back $6.50 in Catalinas, so it was really like I only spent $14.38. I think I'm really getting the hang of Kroger. Oh, and I got a $.50 cat treat coupon too.
I got back $2.00 for each Glade Gel Plug-In (they were $1.79 each and I used a B1G1 cpn.....straight up money maker!) And I got back $2.50 from the Fruit Snacks. Check out this great post at Saving Our Cents for a list of Kroger Catalina's.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here's what I ended up with this week:
Crest Pro Health Rinse $2.99
Crest Pro Health Paste $2.99
Nivea For Men Wash $4.99
$.75 Crest Toothpaste cpn (P&G coupon)
$1.00 Nivea coupon (I think this was from a Nivea sample)
$2/$10 CVS coupon
$5.00 in ECB
Total OOP $2.22 and $8.99 back in ECB
Adidas Deodorant $4.99
CVS Fabric Softner $2.99
Crackers (not pictured) $.40
Pen, because my son picked cheap crackers and not candy as a filler $.25
$1.00 Adidas cpn from newspaper
$1.39 Free 20 oz Coke cpn from cashing out Coke Rewards
$2/$10 CVS coupon
$4.99 in ECB
Total OOP $.64 and I got back $4.00 in ECB.
So I spent $2.86 total out of pocket and ended up with $8.00 in ECB. Since I started the week with only $5 in ECB, I had an overall profit of $.14. Wow...big money! Haha! I tried to do the Loreal, Friday/Saturday deal but was too busy Friday. I went Saturday and they were totally out!! It wasn't even marked!! Oh well, life goes on. :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
I also got my first $5 rebate from The Caregivers Marketplace and a coupon for a free 20 oz Coke. I got the Coke coupon from cashing out some of my my Coke Rewards points. I have a few more coupons from Coke coming in the mail and I have a few that they allowed me to print off.
As far as the Coke rewards, I have a little drawer near my desk where I stash the caps and 12pk codes. I usually sit down and enter them every month or so. Plus, if they have a bonus day (with double points or something) I have codes waiting to be entered. I'll admit we hardley ever buy soda anymore so I thought I'd get some coupons and "treat" us to some Coke. I'm holding out for a good sale though....
I headed to Albertson's for Helpers and Klennex. They were out of Kleenex (well, at least the ones to work my dirt cheap deal!). Oh well, serves me right for waiting until Monday to shop. Here's all I got:
6 Helper's on sale $1.00 each - (2) $.75/3 Helper cpn = $.75 each
1 French Bread free with coupon, it was a survey on my receipt from my last trip to Albertson's.
Total OOP, $4.50 and I "saved" $10.14. I also got a free Redbox movie on the way out.
Click here for Redbox codes anytime and click here to sign up at Redbox. You get your first rental free and can sign up for free rental codes on Monday and Wednesday, via text message. You can also reserve your movie online and the Redbox will hold it for you. That's pretty cool, since it's such a gamble to rent from a machine. You never know what is available. Can you tell I'm a big fan of Redbox? I thought they were so odd a year ago, I kept wondering why anyone would ever rent from it. Because it's FREE! That's why!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Click here to Enter the Weather Channel/Windex Sweepstakes!!
Looking for more Sweeps???? Here are some from Good Housekeeping, just click Here, Here and Here.
Don't receive Good Housekeeping yet? This month you can get a free subscription from the Kroger family of stores with the purchase of $20 in participating products in a single transaction. A catalina will print out after your purchase. I found a great list of info here at My Penny Pile. No reason for me to re-type all of that! :) Offer ends October 11, 2008
See any good sweeps?? Leave me a comment!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Here's the deal:
1. Place the logo on your blog.
The Martha Blog
So, check out this post if you are interested in having your blog featured on Martha's blog. Wow, now that be super cool! She even had the king (or queen) of blogging, Perez Hilton, on her show. That's not a match I would have come up with. I'll have to investigate that later when I get a chance...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Visit Campbell's Kitchen for over 1800 recipes. You can type in a few ingredients that you have on hand and what type of meal you're looking to make (main dish, side, etc) and voila! I found several using the soup, and I had all the ingredients already on hand. Even better!
Another great site for recipes is Kraft Foods. There are TONS of great recipes. This site you start with the meal and type of dish you're looking for. For example you can select, "poultry" and "casserole" and 63 recipes come up. Then you can sort them by prep time and number of ingredients (my favorite part).
Yummy meals can be easy!!
What your favorite Betty Crocker coupon?
4 Chex Mix on sale $1.45 each - (4) $.50 cpns doubled - $.80 extra savings = $.25 each
4 Campbell's Soups (Chx Noodle or Tomato) on sale $.60 each - $.40/4 cpn doubled - $.80 extra savings =$.20 each
2 Fiber One Granola Bars on sale $2.19 - (2) $1.00 cpn - $.40 extra savings = $.99 each
3 Goldfish Crackers on sale $1.45 - $.60 extra savings = 1.25 each (a coupon would have been even better)
2 Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits on sale $ 2.49 - (2) $.50 cpn doubled (from my coupon bar!) - $.40 extra savings = $1.29 each
Other good deals:
Sara Lee bread was B1G1, so I got 2 for $2.39 (some loaves are $2.09) and used the $.55 coupon that Kroger sent me last week, so it was $.92 a loaf!
Tampico is $1.00 a gallon
Easy Mac single serves $1.00/each, $.50 each with a $1.00/2 coupon.
Red Delicious Apples $.99/lb
Pillsbury Cresent rolls $1.67 - $.50 cpn (from my coupon bar) doubled = $.67 each
Fiber One Yogurt $1.50 after coupon (from my coupon bar, of course!)
I think I might go once more this week for more of the $3.00/15 items, I can't resist stocking up on fun food! Oh, I also got a $57 credit toward the Kroger Fuel Rewards. :)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here in Wylie, they have 3 story times. Two are for ages 3-5 and one is for ages 0-2. They read books, sing songs, have felt stories and always do a craft. We of course also get to borrow books and even movies.....all for FREE! I encourage you to look up you local library and go check it out. You never know what fun programs yours could be offering! Ours has an after school teen center, tutoring, programs for youngsters learning to read, adult book groups/discussions, get the idea? :)
You can also head over to Pottery Barn (Tuesdays) or a Barnes & Noble (dates & times vary) for story time. Of course there you are tempted to buy some of the cute & pretty things in the store......but be strong and just listen to the free stories!
Check out (haha) you local library!!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The manager was VERY nice. She expressed a lot of frustration over the RR program. I'm sure it is hard for them, having to answer all these questions about the system they don't quite understand. It's way too complicated for the customers. I guess we should be keeping track of what company is a parent company of another to be an efficient shopper.
So, looks like I'll try to stay away from the Register Reward deals and Walgreens altogether unless it's REALLY straight forward or a rebate deal..........just when I was getting all excited about shopping there. Darn!! :(
I used a Pull-Ups $2.00 coupon, a $.75 Trident coupon from All You and the Walgreens $.99 Tridnet coupon, as well as $2.00 in Register Rewards from here. I ended up paying $6.71 OOP.
The Register Rewards program seems so hit and miss. I've heard every story under to moon: you used a coupon, Register Rewards can't be used for 24 hours (they need to be "loaded" into the system-haha), you didn't pay enough out of pocket....okay you get the idea. Lots of crazy excuses from the cashiers as well as the managers. So after today's purchase, I'll called Customer Service. I decided it was time to get to the bottom of this.
Customer Service said that yes, it's true, if you use a coupon you should NOT EVER be getting any Register Rewards back. Nice huh? I explained that sometimes that is true, but sometimes it is not. So, they will look into for me and call me back. We'll see.......
I don't care one way or the other, I just think things should be consistent so I (and fellow shoppers) know what I'm working with. I'm trying to give Walgreens some love, but they make it so hard! I'll keep you posted!
Pledge Multi Surface Wipe sample from Walmart, they always have the best samples! Also, visit Pledge for a $1.00 coupon.
Crest Whitening Expressions from Wally World!
Jergens Naturals Lotion sample, you guessed it....Walmart again!
Mr. Clean Mini Magic Eraser from Mr. Clean.
"Real Control" Detangling Comb from Redkin.
Nature's Bounty Reuseable Shopping Bag with a $1.00 coupon inside.
And don't forget to request your Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate cookie.
Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for some of these hot new samples!! See a hot sample or sweepstakes???? Please e-mail me or leave me a comment!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Anyone else excited to see more Purex coupons yesterday in the paper? I used my last 3 here but I was hoping for more. CVS has Purex on sale $2.99 each with $1.00 in Extra Care Bucks back with a limit of 5. I really wanted to get 2 more, but I am addicted to coupons and hate not using them. I was really bummed to see the Touch of Gray coupon after I already bought mine. Oh well! Anyway, it's not my best but here's how I did:
2 Purex $5.98
Reese's (filler to reach $10) $.50
$2/$10 CVS cpn
$1.00/2 Purex from newspaper yesterday
$1.00 Aleve-D printable coupon
$3.00 in ECB from this trip
Total out of pocket was $3.47, ouch!!! But, I got back $5.00 in ECB. I guess I'm done for the week at CVS. New circular starts on Friday.....
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Duncan Hines Decandent Carrot Cake Rebate-Expires January 31, 2009
This could be a money maker with these printable coupons!!!
3 cheers for free food and rebates!!!!
Here are some sweeps I found with the coupons this morning. Good luck!
Distinctively Dole Salad Mix-enter daily for your chance to win a free salad mix from Dole.
Trip for 4 to the Daytona 400 (grand prize)-enter daily, from Underwood Meat Spreads.
Family Reunion for 10 from Nestle Toll House-up to 5 entries.
Don't forget to visit Glamalert (click "gotta win it"). This month Glamour magazine has sweeps from Sephora, Express, Chevy Fashion Rocks, Tous, and Sally Hansen Best of You.
Anyone else find anything worth entering? Leave me a comment!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I went back to Walgreens!! I just couldn't pass up more free Oust (since I had the coupons and all) and I was going to need Windex in a few weeks. I'm not much of an air freshener kinda gal, but the Oust is great!
2 Oust $5.98
2 Windex $4.98
Revlon Nail Color $4.79
$1.00 Oust Easy Saver cpn ($1.00 off each)
B1G1 Oust newspaper cpn
$1.00 Oust newspaper cpn
(2) $1.00 Windex printable cpn
$2.00 Revlon newspaper cpn
$5.00 in Register Rewards from here
Total OOP= $.82 and I got back $2.00 in RR for the Windex. I will also get back $5.26 for the Revlon ($4.79 plus 10% bonus for having it loaded to a Walgreens gift card). I haven't done my Walgreens Rebate yet. I have some more rebate shopping before the end of the month. :)
Seems like stores are paying me to shop this week! Yay drug stores!!!!
I have been having a good time shopping at CVS the past few weeks, shopping is fun again!! Here's how I did yesterday:
2 Purex $5.98
1 Tylenol PM $6.49
1 Excedrine $3.99
1 Diego Garden Toy $.99
(2) $.50 Purex newspaper cpn
$2.00 Tylenol PM newspaper cpn
$2/10 CVS cpn
$11.98 in ECB
Total OOP=$.46, and I got back $7.99 in ECB. I had this one figured to zero OOP but swapped my $.50 candy filler for the Diego stuff. Darn Diego! Haha!
1 Purex $2.00
1 Touch of Gray $7.99
$.50 Purex newspaper cpn
$2/10 CVS cpn
$7.99 in ECB from transaction #1
Total OOP $.53 and I got back $3.00 in ECB.
My overall OOP was only $.99. I "lost" $8.99 in ECB but will make $8.00 CASH from this $8 Touch of Gray mail in rebate. I always do my rebates right away, so it's ready to go out today.
P.S. The Fla-Vor-Ice is still FULL PRICE in my area stores. I keep dragging the box up front to check. I'll keep trying. :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Huggies Supreme Natural Care & Lotion Sample, Diaper size 1, 3 or 5 are available. Be sure to hurry, these goes quickly.
If you haven't done so lately, be sure to check out Walmart's Sample Page. You might have missed a sample. They are currently offering Gain, Kotex, Playtex and Benefiber samples.
Carefree Pantyliner Sample
Betty Crocker Potatoes Sample when you sign up for the Dinner Made Easy newsletter.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Anyway, here's some fun facts that were on the outside of my "made from corn" waste bag for the car. Courtesy of Half Price Books.
1. Recycle your aluminum cans. If 250 people recycled 1 can a day we would save the energy equivalent of 1,750 - 3,500 gallons of gas. That's just 250 people!!
2. Recycle your plastic. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every HOUR, most of them being thrown away. Bottled water is something of the past in our house, since water comes out of the faucet for "free".
3. Recycle your glass. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours. WOW!
So, Please Recycle!!!!!!! Here's even something fun......click HERE to enter the Living With Ed sweepstakes. It's for a trip to Hollywood to spend the day with Ed. Yay!!
P.S. Sorry for the mini vacation from blogging. I turned 33 on Monday and have been relaxing with my family. Hubby was off, etc. :)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
With all my talk about Kroger last week (see here and here), I finally made it yesterday. My total out of pocket (OOP) was only $34.56!!! I usually don't have the patience to break out long transactions, but here you are:
Kroger Brand Wheat Bread = $1.09
Bounty Basic, on sale $1.00 - $.25 cpn tripled = $.25
2 Cottenelle $1.19 each - $.50 cpn doubled = $.19 each
9 pk Charmin, on sale $3.99 - $.50 cpn doubled = $2.99
5 Party Mix Cat Treats, on sale $1.39 - 5 Free Item cpn = FREE
2 Marta White Muffin Mix $.99 each - $.55/2 cpn = $.71 each
1 Lb. Kroger Butter = $2.19 (this has gone up $.19 since a few weeks ago!!)
3 Chef Boyardee, on sale $1.00 each - $.35/3 cpn tripled = $.65 each
2 Spaghettios $1.00 - $.40/2 cpn doubled = $.60 each
5 Pringles, on sale $1.00 - $.20/2 cpn tripled & $.30/3 cpn tripled = $.70 each
Kroger Brand Flavored Creamer = $2.29
3-8 Oz. Packs Kroger Cheese, on sale 3/$5 = $1.67 each
Fiber One Yogurt $2.69 - $1.00 IP cpn from my coupon bar at the left = $1.69
3 Yoplait Whips 5/$3.00 - $.50 eCoupon - $.60/3 IP cpn from my coupon bar = $.23 each
1 Gallon Milk, on sale = $2.50
Apples = $1.78
Bananas = $1.00 (how exact is that!?)
4 Kraft Easy Mac Cups $1.00 each - $1.00/2 Easy Mac cpn = $.50 each
2 Pudding Snack Packs, on sale $1.00 each - $.75/2 cpn = $.47 each
After going over my receipt for this post, it looks like a $.35 coupon might have been scanned twice or my memory isn't as good as I think! Anyway, I did my best to stock up on things that were on sale if I had a coupon. Our panty really never gets empty!!
To figure your spending towards Kroger's Fuel Rewrds $.10 discount, they use the after Kroger sale, but before coupons total. So for this trip, I earned $53 towards the $100 I need for the $.10 discount. I drive a Flex Fuel vehicle, it runs on unleaded or E-85. Anyway, Kroger is the only place I can get the E-85, corn fuel as I call it. With the Kroger discount, corn fuel is running me $2.75 a gallon. Yay Kroger!
If you have a Kroger nearby, be sure to get some $2.50 a gallon milk this week!!
P.S. Thanks to The Thrifty Mommy for the Easy Mac coupon. :)
I already have my first CVS run under my belt. No, I didn't run out like a crazy person at 5am this morning, I'm in Dallas and my ad started Friday! :)
2 Excedrines $3.98
1 Loreal Skin Genesis Cleanser $5.99
2 Revlon Nail Colors $7.98
(1) "controversial" $2/$10 coupon
(2) $2.00/1 Revlon coupons from paper
(2) $2.00/1 Excedrine coupons from paper or get a printable HERE
$7.87 in ECB
$.08 OOP and I got back $11.98 back in ECB!!!!! That's an overall profit of $4.03. The Revlon ECB deal is over in Dallas but for everyone else it's a Sunday/Monday deal only.
This week nothing was flagged for the sale (again) or the ECB so I had tons of nail polish and cleanser to pick from. The Excedrine was marked, but it's just on sale. I've learned to shop with my ad!!
What are you getting this week?
Free Fruit Roll-Up Sample when you sign up for the Box Top for Education email newsletter. I hope everyone is saving the "Box Tops" and turning them in. Couldn't all of our schools use more money??
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tasha over at Comical Coupon Cents is even more excited than me and has posted a list of the the included coupons. Thanks Tasha!!
Do you want to see an example of how the eCoupon process works?? Read this old post were I got a 50oz. bottle of Wisk for $.49.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Check out the goodies I got yesterday! What a treat after a holiday weekend.
Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner, still available from here.
Meow Mix Wholesome Goodness cat food sample with a FREE item coupon, from the Walmart Sample page.
American Baby magazine with some stickers. I currently have at least 8 free magazine subscriptions!! No clue where I got this one, sorry!
My Texas litter bag. The cute one I requested was all out. So, I was sent a regular one. If you're in Texas, request one here. They will have new "designer" litter bags out for 2009.
Food & Family magazine from Kraft. I love these! First, they almost always come with coupons. Second, they have tons of fun recipes. I'm not a huge fan of cooking, so Kraft is just my speed. I grew up cooking everything from scratch....UGH! Sign up for Food & Family from Kraft here.
Now then, how about some new samples to request?
Fiber One cereal and cereal bar sample with $3 in coupons!! Have you done this one yet?
Tide Total Care sample and an entry into a sweeps. Grand Prize is a style consultation, $3000 wardrobe and a year of free Tide.....pick me, pick me!
Full SplendorTM Shampoo and Conditioner and special savings on any Luxurious Volume styling product (John Frieda) from the Walmart sample page.
Redkin Fresh Curls sample.
Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom and Homemaker Barbi for some of the new sample leads.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
And here's an Enfamil freebie for those with a baby (or 2). You can also register if you're expecting! Your free sample might include coupons.....
I never bought formula when my kids were little. The free formula samples and the coupons got me by, since I pretty much exclusively breastfeed both kids (and I was working outside of the home at the time!!). Pretty frugal of me, huh? I just can't believe how much formula costs!!
Check out the new Polo Ralph Lauren dress shirt I got for $3.50, well really $1!! Keep reading. It's new without tags, and I found it at Goodwill!! I of course grabbed it to inspect with eBay in mind. Then I saw the size. It's a perfect fit on my hubby and his favorite color (blue)!
I ended up with 19 things for auction and this shirt all for $20. With my "Wylie Mom Math", that makes the shirt $1! 20 items for $20, $1 each.
This past Saturday, Goodwill had a 50% clothing sale. It was crazy busy! Carts were at a premium and I had to use a laundry basket, not fun with glassware! Thankfully, the kids were swimming at their Grandparents, so I could shop. I couldn't have shopped with them not having a cart. The shoe bin area was a ZOO, that I passed on (laundry basket and all), but the lady in front of me got a new with tags pair of those cute wedge Crocs, as in real Crocs, for $2.50. I almost went back to dig after paying, but thought I should get the kids.
Funny thing I learned, a sale at Goodwill really brings out the retired folks who drive $60-70K luxury cars!! But, now you should think twice about where they bought those nice clothes when you see them hoping out of that car at CVS. :)