Sunday, August 31, 2008

CVS Trip from Saturday: Results!!!

$12.44 oop
$55.12 saved

I would have spent WAY less oop, but Michael just HAD to have the 4 (12pk) Pepsi for $12!! That totally threw my scenarios for a loop at the last minute!!!
$12.44 oop
-$12 (for pepsi)
= $0.44 give or take (tax).

See! Would have been MUCH better!

(2)Mountain Dew & (2)Pepsi -- $12
CVS Makeup Remover Toweletes -- $1.99
Children's Fleet Enema -- $2.19
-$2.00 off $10 cvs Q
- $1.00 enema Q
-$2.00 cvs skincare Q
-$5.99 ecb (from prev. trip)
Saved $18.75
Earned $3 & $2 ECBs

(2) Stayfree -- $9
(2) Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor -- $11.98
CVS aloe handsoap -- $0.79
Nailene glue-on nails -- $5.99
-$2.00 off $10 cvs Q
-$2.00 cvs skincare Q
-$4.50 bogo stayfree Q
-$2.00 ecb (from T#1)
-$3.00.ecb (from T#1)
-$3.00 ecb (from prev. trip)
-$5.99 Clairol Q
Saved $36.37
Earned $5 & $3 ECBs

So, I pretty much got everything for free when I paid the $12 for the Pepsi!

YTD Savings: $133.30

Summer 2008 Spending: $56.68 (ONLY b/c just starting out(4weeks)...{my first 2 trips were mainly to GET my first ecbs}... AND Michaels $12 for Pepsi!!!)Yay!!

Plus, at the end of the summer quarter, CVS gives you back 2% of everything you spent OOP for the 3 months!!! Woo hoo, it's not much, but so far I've got like $1.50 I will get in ecb's for it! Hey, that's a lot when I can get most transactions around a $1 or less!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

CVS trippin' Part2

So, as promised...what I did at CVS yesterday! (p.s. I'm going again Saturday, so if YOU want to go see how I do it, let me know!!)
Here is what my receipts say:

Transaction #1
Stayfree 1 @ 2/$9.........$4.50
Stayfree 1 @ 2/$9.........$4.50
Online photo order........$2.53

1 CVS q $2off/$10.......-$2.00
3 ECB..........................-$3.00
BOGO Stayfree Q........-$6.39
( For 7 Items) Total: $0.73
Today You Saved: $15.17

Transaction #2
Playtex Tampons...........$4.99
Zipfizz energy drink......$5.99

Playtex q.......................-$1.00
$1.50 ecb......................-$1.50
$2off/$10 q..................-$2.00
$5 ecb...........................-$5.00
( For 2 Items) Total: $1.70
Today you saved: $9.50

Transaction #3
Softsoap handsoap........................$0.99
(2) Ajax dishsoap..........................$1.79 (BOGO sale)
Colgate 2n1 Toothpaste...............$3.29
Colgate Max Fresh TP............(FREE, was BOGO too)
Zipfizz Energy Drink....................$5.99
CVS brand handsoap....................$1.49
(2)Gold Emblem Gummybears.....$0.99
Trident Gum................................$1.19 (Gum & Gummybears b/c I went Negative!)
( For 10 Items) Total: $0.59
Today you saved: $22.87

Total Spent Out Of Pocket(OOP): $3.02
Total Saved Today: $47.54
Year To Date Savings: $85.76 (only been doing deals at CVS for 4 weeks!!!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CVS Trippin'

So, my CVS trip today was awesome. It didn't go completely as I had planned in the last post, but very close!!! It's midnight and I should SOO be in bed and asleep, but I am wide awake!

When I get up tomorrow...err...later this morning, I will post the results of my receipts!!!

Yay Brit for reading my blog! I hope to convert you to a coupon queen as well!!! lol...

~night all

Going CVS'ing!!!!!

My plans for this afternoon at CVS:


(2)Stayfree --------2/$9
Kotex liners--------$1.49
-$2/$10 Q
-$1 Kotex Q
- BOGO Stayfree Q
-$3 ecb
=$0.53+tax Earn $5 & $1.49 ecb


Playtex Gentle Glide----$4.99
Zipfizz drink------------$5.99
CVS handsoap----------$1.98
-$2/$10 q
-$1 playtex q
-$2 cvs q
-$5 ecb
-$1.49 ecb
=$1.49+tax Earn $5.99 & $3.00 ecb


Golgate-----------$2.99 (cheapest) BOGO
Ajax -------------$1.79 BOGO
-$2/$10 Q
-$0.75 colgate Q
-$0.20 ajax Q
-$0.35 softsoap Q
-$5.99 ecb
-$1.50 ecb
=$0.97 +tax Earn $5.99 ecb

Total Out Of Pocket: $2.99 +tax

Started with $9.50 ecb ($5, $3, $1.50ecb).....
End up with $13.99 ecb!!! ($5.99, $5.00, and $3.00 ecb)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CVS/Wags stuff...

Here are my receipts from LAST week's deals (8/17-8/23).
Sorry took so long to post.


Heavy Duty Forks (3)---------$0.99 each
Papermate Pens (2) --------- $0.99 each
Sharpies (2)-------------------$0.99 each
Red Barron Pizza (2)-------2/$5.00
Small car for Landon----------$0.79
-2.22 coupon (q)
-1.20 q
-1.80 q
-5.00 RR
-1.00 RR
Total: $3.29

Transaction #1

First Aid Kit (2)--------$0.99 each
Nepsporin to Go -------$5.99
-2.00 cvs coupon
-5.79 ECB (extra bucks)
Total: $3.78 OOP & received $5 ECB

Transaction #2

Gold Emblem Gummys ------$0.88
Glade Spray (2)--------------$0.88 each (had BOGO Q)
Puffs Tissues (2)-------------$0.88 each
CVS hand soap---------------$1.99
J&J Buddies soap------------$0.99
-0.25 x 2
-2.00 cvs q
-0.99 q
-2.00 ($2 off $10 q)
Total: $1.31
Total OOP (out of pocket/cash): $8.38
Total Saved: $34.11
% Saved: 80%

Tuesday Ramblings

Gah, I wish Eli would just cut that tooth already! He has been so cranky lately. He's currently playing with a blow-up turtle that goes into the pool.

Landon is watching Jimmy Neutron.

I am on here doing this & reading posts on BabyCenter's Bargain Board.

I wish it was Friday already...

Oh, & I promise to post my cvs/wags deals from last Wednesday sometime today...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Madness....

My grandmother & my uncle just came by around 11:30. They brought Landon some diapers and bananas. I got a Birmingham newspaper (MORE COUPONS!!!). There were a few other things as well. They stayed about an hour before they had to leave for her next dr. appointment at 2.
I managed to get Landon to say a few things for them to hear. Like please, thank you, sorry, etc. They thought it was cute, so that's all that mattered. Eli had gotten woke up when they rang the doorbell, so he was a crabby baby for a while.
Now, I wanted to post about this weekend:

Saturday night I went with my friend Megan to a "Slumber Party". Now, this isnt your typical slumber party. It is one for adult (over 18) females only! See where I'm going here? Well, they did a drawing and I got $28 worth of "goodies" for me and Michael! WooHoo! I am supposed to go to another this weekend. But, we'll have to see if Michael lets me. Haha, it's a win win situation. I get away from the screaming kids for a while and he gets, um, well...stuff to "play" with. LOL....
The website is I believe. Over 18 ONLY!!!!

Sunday, we went to Shoney's after church. We were ordering our drinks and Landon said "Tea Please" !!!! I was so happy! And when the lady brought it, he said "thank you"!!! Go Landon! He's getting so big!!!
Oh, and last night before bed, Landon wanted to use the potty. Ok, that's good. Well, no he wanted to use the BIG potty.So, I held him so he didnt fall in. He pee'd a total of three times last night! WooHoo! In the BIG potty!!! Now, we have to get one of those rings for it so that he doesn't fall in. lol. There's one at Wal-Mart that looks like a football! Yay! Can't wait to get it!
I am going to post my hopeful scenarios for CVS and WAGS (Walgreens) once I get them figured out. I only have a few dollars, maybe $5 to use.. So, I've gotta stretch it goooood this week!

Check back later!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I took this video last night before bed. Michael was making Daffy Duck noises & Eli thought it was so funny. Landon even got in on the action too.

Been a long while...

..So, I know it's been quite a while since I posted, but I admit I have been on here..just doing Gizmo's blog. Yes, my cat has a blog. I am addicted to it. It is hilarious what these blogging cats have to say.

Let's see, since the last time I posted there has been Landon's 2nd Birthday party, Eli is now 5 1/2 months old, and I have taken up couponing like crazy!

I plan to keep a total on here to show how much I have saved. It has only been 3 weeks of doing it, but it's getting better by the week!!!

I am going to add pictures from the party and other stuff in more posts so this one isnt soooo long...ok...well, Don't forget to leave me some comments to motivate me to keep up my blog and not just Gizmo's!!!
P.S. I am going to be posting the things I mentioned above in other posts, just dating them for when they should have been added. Ok, done.

Friday, August 8, 2008

First Trip to CVS & WAGS!!

Didn't go as good as it could have. But I'm learning and earning...ECB's that is!!! oh, and RR's...
Let's see. The Johnson's Buddies bar was free with coupon, the Children's Advil was free after getting ECB's back. Glade Air Freshener was free after coupons. The Cover Girl makeup was FREE as well!!!...And the other stuff was almost free too!!! I am loving this!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Landon's 2nd Birthday...

Too much to talk about, so here are some pictures! Click to biggify!

By the end, we were POOPED!!!