Sunday, August 30, 2009
2 Planters Nuts $6.00
Glade Soy Candle $6.99
Bounce Dryer Bar $3.99
Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste $4.99
$1.50/2 Planter's newspaper coupon
$2.00 Glade Soy Candle printable coupon
$2.50 Bounce Dryer Bar coupon from Vocalpoint
$1.00 Aquafresh Iso-Active printable coupon
$12.99 in ECB from my last trip
Total Cash OOP = $2.12
I got back $12.99 in ECB, exactly what I spent, so I broke even! I saved $26.47 on this trip. I gosh I love CVS!! :)
P.S. Have you checked out my Crcos B1G1 Free + Free Shipping + 25% off post? Style are going fast, so hurry if you're interested. Have a great night!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
- $.75 off Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce or Glad product
- $2.00 off Kingsford Charcoal
- FREE 18 oz. KC BBQ sauce with 13.5 lb. or more Kingsford Charcoal purchase
Click here to print!!
Thanks you so much Nikki!!!
Have a great Saturday!! :)
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's my noteworthy highlights:
Kashi Honey Sunshine $3.49 - free coupon from VocalPoint = FREE
Tide Stain Release $3.79 - $1.50 newspaper Target coupon - $1.50 coupon (came with a free sample from shopping at Gymboee) = $.79
Beef Delimex Toquitos $5.39 - $2.00 mailed Target coupon = $3.39
Strawberries $1.79 - $1.00 Target printable coupon = $.79/lb
Bananas $.49/pd - $.50/1 lb or more Target printable coupon = FREE
Frigo String Cheese $2.89 - $1.00 coupon from Curves = $1.89
I stacked my free Mars chocolate coupons with the B1G1 Target/Mars newspaper coupon for 6 FREE chocolate bars.
Velvetta Cups $.79 - B1G1 Free coupons = $.40 each
Ritz $2.49 & Ritz Crackerfuls $2.99 - $1.00 off Crackerfuls - Buy Ritz Get Crackerful coupon ($2.99) = $1.49 for both
If you have kids, be sure to visit the Dollar Spot. There are lots of fun educational workbooks, flash cards, cards, puzzles, etc, for....$1. Yay!
Printable Target coupons thanks to A Full Cup and thanks to Ginger at Attention Target Shoppers for all her hard work on Target deals, coupons match ups, etc.
What great deals did you score at Target this week?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Also...use code slx8797 for an additional 25% off!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
- $5 rewards certificate for every 250 points earned
- Special members-only bonus point events
- Exclusive access to special savings and promotions
- Free class pass plus $20 off enrollment at Gymboree Play & Music (for new members only)
For a limited time, they are giving you 100 free bonus points, just for signing up!!
I love Gymboree clothes!! First off they are so cute! And they use thick, high quality fabrics so their clothes last forever if taken well care of. Gymboree is also a good seller on eBay.
If you're interested in reselling Gymboree items, you might like reading Laundry Tips For Clothing Resell and Storing and Sorting Clothes For Resell.
Kraft Food & Family Magazine - This is full of yummy seasonally appropriate meal ideas & recipes. It also has lots of coupons!! Best of all it's free.
Kashi Honey Sunshine sample, plus a coupon for a FREE box, plus five $1.50 off coupons to share from Vocalpoint. Vocalpoint is also free to join and they just send you stuff automatically. It's always a super fun surprise!
The Scope sample is no longer available, but was from Walmart's Free Sample Page. Where I just found this new Fancy Feast Appetizers For Cats sample. It's free of course!
Then the UPS guy brought my Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panel scanner.
"As a panel member, Homescan will provide you with a hand-held scanner. Every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the barcodes on all of your purchases.Then, once a week, you'll send us your purchase information." You're rewarded with points, that are exchanged for prizes (gift cards, etc).
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
DentaBurst Disposable Teeth Cleaner Sample
Free One Year Subscription to Car & Driver
Free Promo Bag from Loly Florals (close any pop ups after you submit it)
Bath & Body Works Free Signature Collection Travel Sized Item - printable coupon
Do you use Twitter? Follow The Body Shop and if they have 3500 followers by tomorrow, August 26th, they will tweet a special code for a FREE mini body butter.
Free Hallmark Card from Walmart
Walmart's Sample Page also has free samples of NoDoz, Nicorette and GoodNites Sleep Pants. Be sure to check back with Walmart, and refresh your screen when you're there. Some samples come and go quickly.
Here's another free Hallmark card via printable coupon (thanks My Savings).
Also, check out my freebies post from last Thursday, many things are still available. Have a great afternoon!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Here it is, The Big Money Saving Article!!
Have a great afternoon. :)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I had 4 out of the 11 listings sell at auction.
Ralph Lauren Bermuda's $16.06 (I paid $3.99, kind of steep, but it paid off)
4 Egg Nog Mugs $9.99 ($.59 each)
Dumbo ornament $9.99 ($.99)
Keebler mug $9.99 ($.59, plus this customer bought 2 more mugs from my store)
So, I grossed $46.03 off my $14.57 cash investment. I say grossed since that's not including my eBay or PayPal fees. I feel that if I at least make my investment and initial listing fees back with the auctions, it's a good day (it was a good day). I moved the remaining 7 items to my store for a total of $82.79. They each cost $.03 a month to list, once in the store format. Physically I took the items from my "auction" bin and put them in the appropriate, labeled, clear plastic tubs.
Halloween and Christmas have been hot sellers this week, so get them listed as soon as possible. Have a great week!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Free O magazine (as in Oprah, I hope this really comes!!!)
Free Marie Claire magazine (remember read, donate & sell)
Free Kotex Ultra Overnight Sample
Free Burt's Bee Natural Acne Solutions Sample
Free 1 oz. Victoria's Secret PINK Body Lotion (printable coupon)
Interested in becoming a Purex Insider? The application is here!!
Have a Chase Debit Card??? How about a FREE $10 gift card? Enroll in Chase Extras FREE debit reward program. If you don't have a Chase account, read about the $125 bonus for opening an account.
Free NoDoz Sample from Walmart!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
After lunch we ran to Kroger. I haven't been to poor Kroger since Target opened, but I needed to get my 2 free packs of Fruit 2 Day. I'm trying it out and spreading the word for BzzAgent. BzzAgent is FREE to join. I also wanted to use my coupon for FREE Fiber One bars that Kroger mailed me. I got bread, milk, etc. I spent $20.75 and saved $21.81. Oh, and no, I didn't go to Kroger on Saturday. Hubby had to work and I knew it would be a mad house. It's hard to watch the register with kids in tow. :)
I also picked up some Activia yogurt at Kroger yesterday. It was $1.88 minus a $1.00 newspaper coupon so I paid $.88. Now, I'll mail in the Activia UPC & Kroger receipt in and will get a coupon for a FREE YoPlus yogurt back. The Yoplait YoPlus rebate form is here.
**Tip** Do rebates right away before the necessary pieces get lost, thrown away or you forget.
As a treat on the way home we went to Sonic. No, not very frugal, but I did wait until 1/2 Price Happy Hour between 2-4. Since I spent $2.13, that means I saved $2.13. But, since I've made that much watching ads at YouData the past couple of weeks, it all evens out (I have an odd way of seeing thing, I know!).
When we got home the mail had arrived and I received:
One $2.50 and three $1.50 Bounce Bar coupons from VocalPoint. It's FREE to join.
$5/$50 Home Depot coupon from the Home Depot Garden Club. Also FREE to join.
Remedy health magazine, FREE to request.
Speaking of magazines, I requested the following magazines for FREE yesterday. Remember magazines are great for reading, donating or selling.
Free 1 year subscription to Forbes Magazine or Muscle & Fitness.
Free 1 Year subscription to Viva Magazine.
For more free magazine deals (lots and lots), check out My Savings. I requested a free Vibe subscription thanks to them last week.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Total OOP spent with tax = $14.57
I've listed everything auction style first. Everything was listed as an individual item except for the small Egg Nog mugs. I listed all 4 of those together as a set. The starting price for all 11 auctions is $9.99.
Now, lets say something does not sells at auction. I will move it to my eBay store. Some things will remain at about $10. The tagged clothing items will get priced between $15-20, the Noritake creamer will get priced at around $15. The same goes for the set of 4 Egg Nog glasses and maybe even the Hallmark Keepsake Dumbo Ornament. These items are all slightly "unique" and are no longer manufactured.
I like to buy items with collectors in mind, or people looking for a replacement. But at the same time, I'll need to give the right person a little time to find my items on eBay. The chances of someone needing a replacement Noritake "Zest" Creamer and them looking for one on eBay during my 7 day auction is pretty slim. But, if I move it to an eBay store and give it up to 2 years to be found, it will most likely sell. eBay takes some patience!
I figure between the auctions and the store, if everything eventually sells, I should make between $110-140 BEFORE eBay and PayPal fees. Still a great profit for $14.57 and an hour of my time to photograph and list. I don't count the shopping as "work" since I love the hunt! eBay allows me to get a "bargain shopping high" without becoming a pack rat. I'd rather make money than collect stuff anyway. It's a win-win for me! :)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Have fun and save a lot!!
Storing & Sorting Children's Clothes For Resell
Wylie Mom's eHow Articles
Wylie Mom's eBay Selling Resource Page - more of my fabulous free eBay advice! :)
Any questions???? E-mail me!!
This award was given to me by Brandy at $aving Cents With Brandy's Big Bargains!. Thanks so much Brandy!
So, here are the rules that come with accepting the award:
- This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming.
- These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
- They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.
- Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
- Please give more attention to these writers.
- Deliver this award to six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.
- I will pass this award to some of my bloggy friends that I find exceedingly charming.
So....I'm passing the award along to:
AdlibCorner Blog School - This is another one of Ginger's (Attention Target Shoppers) blogs!!!
Practical Manifestations - positive thinking site!!
The Thrifty Mommy
Jus' Frugal Living
eBay Selling Coach
Have a great day everyone!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Breast Milk Counts.com
Here's some fun breastfeeding benefits to consider:
• Saves money in formula and health care costs
• Provides a special bond between mom and baby
• Burns up to 600 calories a day
• Makes diapers less stinky
• Protects mom against cancer and diabetes
• Reduces babies’ risk of infections and stomach problems
• Reduces babies’ risk of allergic reactions and asthma
• Reduces babies’ risk of SIDS
• Reduces babies’ risk of childhood leukemia
• Provides baby with the most easily digested food
• Promotes babies’ healthy growth and development
• Reduces babies’ risk of obesity and diabetes
• May give baby a higher IQ—especially preemies
• Transmits mother’s immunities to baby
Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions FREE sample - look for the "free sample" button on the top right of page.
Brilliant Brunette® Liquid Shine Illuminating Shampoo and Brilliant Brunette® Liquid Shine Illuminating Conditioner FREE sample
American Flag Decals for FREE, but you'll need to send in a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Free Nestle Back-to-School Calender with $20 in coupons from Walmart.
bodycology Bath and Body Free Lotion Sample from Walmart, just Raspberries & Cream is left. Yummy!
Free Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and Granola Nut Clusters when you sign up for the Eat Better America newsletter.
10 Free Shipping Label Sheets, must have eBay feedback of 25 or more. Not an eBayer? Try here for a free sample.
Free Sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings
Did you request any freebies from my list last week? Thanks to Free Grabber and And Freebies For All for some of my leads. Have you found a great free sample? E-mail me!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Bic Soleil Razor $7.99
Revlon Mineral Make-Up $9.99
Glide Floss $3.99
CVS Batteries $3.79
Wyler's Light packets $.27
$5/$25 CVS printable CVS coupon
$3 off Bic Soleil newspaper coupon
$1.00 Revlon newspaper coupon
$3.79 off CVS batteries (free item coupon from CVS, August promo)
$9.99 in ECB from last week's CVS trip
Total cash OOP $2.44. I got back $12.99 in ECB and saved 30.49. I made an Extra Care Buck (ECB) profit of $3.00 and with the $2.44 in cash I spent, I had an overall "profit" of $.56. Woot!
The clearance Wyler's Light packets made the perfect filler at 9 cents a piece!! I had planned on getting the Sharpie highlighters (free with a coupon) but they were out and I was a $.24 shy of $25. Remember the $25 total needed does not include tax, so it's best to have a plan "B" or "C" in mind if you're trying to use a $5/$25 coupon. Sometimes (usually) something is out of stock.
Also.....I wanted to mention the Revlon make-up. I was lucky that they were hidden in my store and I found my shade. If not, I would have still bought some and sold it on eBay. It runs, $14.99 regular price and was on sale for $9.99. I actually "made" $1 on it since I used a coupon and it was free with ECB. It's a super tiny bottle, and it might cost about $1.50 to ship. So, if I were to sell it, I would maybe sell it for $9.99 with free shipping. Just an idea! :)
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Shared via AddThis
"RewardPort is an online loyalty program where members are rewarded with points for completing actions such as visiting websites, sampling products, playing trivia, completing market research surveys and making online purchases."
Plus, you'll get 500 points for just signing up!! And, if you use Twitter, you can enter to win $10,000 from RewardPort this month!! Here's the scoop on that from the RewardPort blog. I'm a bit sad that my Twitter has been down for about 3 days now. I really want to win $10,000!
Basically, just tweet "I just entered the @RewardPort MEGA GIVEAWAY #contest. I can win $10K CASH! http://bit.ly/2OnNTJ" Be sure to use the #RewardPort tag on each tweet you make.
RewardPort pays out in points, which you cash out for gift cards....perfect for "free" holiday gifts.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
eBay Coach Grocery Coupon Giveaway - 20 Coupon Inserts
Shared via AddThis.
4 Pop Tarts (new store special) $1.52 each - $.75 Target Printable - $1.00/2 newspaper coupon = $.27 each
2 Eggos $1.79 each - $1.00/2 newspaper coupon = $1.29 each
2 Fruit Snacks $1.75 each - $1.00/2 newspaper coupon = $1.25 each
1 Whole Grain Cheez-It $2.99 - $.75 Whole Grain Cheez-It printable coupon = $2.24
Cocoa Krispies $3.29 - Free Rice Krispies coupon from Vocalpoint (it's FREE to join!) = FREE
I spent $8.40 for the Kellogg's stuff and will get $10.00 back for the rebate. That's a $1.60 profit. Yay! Overall I spent $37.98 cash OOP, or $27.98 after rebate and I saved 42.50 with my coupons (52.50 if you want to count the rebate).
Other "New Store Specials" I liked:
Bagel Bites new store special $3.49 - $2.00 mailed Target coupon = $1.49
Market Pantry Cheese $1.49
Market Pantry Granola Bars(chocolate chip only) $1.25 - $1.00/2 register coupon = $.74 each
Baby Carrots $.79 (something for all the ranch dressing we have)
Tostitos $1.75 - $1.00/2 mailed Target coupon = $1.25 each
Milk $1.99 (I hope it stays this low!!)
The past two trips I have received a $1.00/2 Market Pantry coupon, but nothing came out for me this trip. Then, on the way out my daughter found a $1.00 off Archer Farms coupon on the ground. Coupon karma must be looking out for me. I'm lovin' the new Wylie Super Target!
P.S. Be sure to check out Ginger at Attention Target Shoppers!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Free Scope Outlast sample from Walmart
Free copy of Dog's Life Magazine from Walmart, click here to visit Walmart's sample page.
Free "Vintage" Redwood Creek Moose Poster, must be 21. This would be awesome for your "man cave" or what not.
Free Honey Nut Cheerios sample and $1 coupon from General Mills.
Free Notepad Holder from Leader House, look at the bottom right of their home page.
Free picture frame from Style Art & Frame. A huge thanks to Saving Cents With Brandy's Big Bargains for the notepad and frame heads up.
And here's my freebie list from last week, some offers are still available!
OTHER FUN THINGS
Old Navy has a $10 kids denim sale starting today!!
Today through Sunday, shop Kohl's online and save 20% with code SPECIAL20 and get free shipping with code SAVENSHIP75.
Texas residents, mark your calenders for Tax Free Weekend, August 21-23, 2009. This year school supplies are included. Although since tax free weekend is the weekend before school starts, I'm not sure how many people will be comfortable waiting until the last minute just to save the 8% sales tax.
Have you seen the trailer for the newest Disney Princess movie, The Princess and the Frog? It looks so good!!
Lastly, have you checked out Nielsen Homescan yet?
Here's the scoop- "As a panel member, Homescan will provide you with a hand-held scanner. Every time you or members of your household shop, you’ll use the scanner to scan the barcodes on all of your purchases.Then, once a week, you'll send us your purchase information." You're rewarded with points, that are exchanged for prizes (gift cards, etc).
Well, I applied about 6 weeks ago and was approved, but I've been on a scanner waiting list ever since. Yesterday the call came, my scanner is now on the way!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
10 Packs Pull-Ups wipes $17.20
8 Mars candy bars $4.00
(5) $3.00/2 Huggies Pull-Ups wipes coupon
(4) $1.00/2 Mars candy bars coupon
Total OOP = $2.38
The wipes were $.22 each (plus sales tax), the Mars chocolate was FREE and I saved $19.00 with the coupons. I'll admit, I got the trip idea last week from The Thrifty Mommy. I went ahead and got the trip ready (list made, coupons paper clipped to list) and kept it in my purse. I figured I'd be in the neighborhood sometime soon.
Even if you don't have little kids, wipes are a great thing for everyone to keep in the car. You can use them cleaning up spills (coffee, soda) or for cleaning your hands before and after meals "on the go". Keeping the pack inside a plastic zipper bag will keep them moist in the pack longer. A good tip in the Texas summer heat.
Thanks to my mom and step-mom for their extra coupons! I would never have an overstock of freebies without you!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
-Wylie Mom eBay Articles-
Getting Started on eBay, Supplies Needed
Reasons To Consider An eBay Store
How To Open An eBay Store
Wylie Mom's eBay Guide To Free Shipping Boxes and Packing Materials
Free eBay First Class Shipping Boxes
Free Packing For Your eBay Mailings
Storage and Organization of Your eBay Store Inventory
Storing & Sorting Kid's Clothes For Resell
Sell Happy Meal Toys For A "Free" Lunch
Top 10 Thrift Store Finds To Sell On eBay
-Free Advice From eBay Sellers I Admire-
Lynn Dralle, The Queen of Auctions (check out her free e-zine)
Suzanne Wells, The eBay Selling Coach
Debbie Ybarra, eBay Mommy
-Want To Take A Peek At My eBay Store?-
Wylie Mom's Attic
In the coming weeks, I'll be writing more eBay articles and adding them to this page. So, keep checking back! Just visit the Wylie Mom homepage and click "Selling On eBay" at the very top, or bookmark this post.
I'm also proud to say that in October of 2009 I became an eBay Power Seller. It's just the bronze level, but I'm still very excited! I'm also proud to say that in the same month I was ranked as a Top Rated Seller, meaning I "Consistently receives highest buyers' ratings, Ships items quickly, Has earned a track record of excellent service". My hard work has paid off with two cute labels that will increase buyer confidence and hopefully increase my sales. Plus, I get a discount now too!
eBay will still be work, but giving yourself goals and making it fun will make all the difference in sticking with it. Have any eBay success stories? I'd love for you to share it with me. I'd also love to hear you eBay questions as well!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
If this offer interests you, be sure to hurry. The Kraftmaid offers usually only last a few hours, maybe a day at most! Basically, they go very quickly. Just click the above banner to request your free idea book. I got one a month or so ago and even my daughter likes to look through it and dream.
Have a great afternoon! :)
(2) $3.00 Visine Wipe newspaper coupons
Total cash out of pocket (OOP) spent = $.02
I got back $9.99 in Extra Care Bucks and saved $25.56. Since I started with $7.96 in ECB, got back $9.99 and spent $.02 in cash, I had an overall "profit" on this trip of $2.01.
I REALLY wanted the $3 profit from the Blink eye drops (with coupon from Sunday) and the Electrasol, but again I missed out since I didn't head to CVS first thing Sunday morning. I guess it wasn't meant to be for me.
What did you score this week at CVS? What free item coupon did you get?
Sunday, August 2, 2009
First, she lead to me Our Blog Templates where I started with "The Professional Template". After that, I just tweaked it's colors.
To keep my blog design unique and "original", I did the banner and button myself. It seemed like a great idea since I have somewhat of an art background and could picture what I wanted in my head. I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen, that's it! Then, I just scanned in the design, changed it from inches to pixels, and voila! Sounds real easy, right? In all, it took me a couple of days to get my design right and figure out all the coding. But, let me mention that since I did it all myself, is was free!
One of the most important things Ginger mentioned to me is, do the blog design for yourself. I did and personally, I love it! Be sure to click here to check out my handy work. Enjoy you Sunday afternoon!