Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Coupon Coup's Coupon Binder Giveaway


The Coupon Coup is hosting her third giveaway for a fantastic coupon binder. My own binder was set up using this one as a model.

Check it out here. Maybe you'll get lucky and win this great organizational tool!

Dining on a Dime Cookbook - TWO GIVEAWAYS



I signed up for Living on a Dime's newsletters months ago. Tawra's frugal tips cover so many areas of our busy lives and have been an invaluable resource to me.

Imagine how pleased I was to see that two of the bloggers I follow, Frugal in Virginia and Mommies with Cents, are each giving away a copy of the Dining on a Dime cookbook.

Check out the giveaways here and here!

$5/1 Olay Regenerist Coupon by Mail


Sign up here to receive by mail a $5 off coupon for any Olay Regenerist product. The regular price on the cheapest item at CVS and Walgreens is $7.99, so if these go on sale, you can probably get them almost free (or maybe they'll have an ECB deal at CVS - that would be even better!)


I received this coupon TODAY, Jan. 14th ... only a week after I ordered it! Now, that's what I call customer service.

Monday, January 5, 2009

CVS Trip - January 5th ... $9.86 OOP



CVS has a number of good deals this week and, with almost $45 in ECBs to roll, I planned my transactions with an eye toward rounding out my current stockpile. My husband and I hope to donate between 50-75% of our CVS purchases monthly to our church's local outreach program.

Starting with $44.94 in ECBs, I purchased $151.96 in merchandise, was out of pocket a mere $9.86, and still have $12 ECBs left for next week.


TRANSACTION #1
5 - Soy Joy 6pk boxes @ $6.00 ($30 ECBs)
1 – Cottonelle toilet paper 20 rolls @ $12.97 ($4 ECBs)
6 – Colgate Total toothpaste @ $2.50 ($6 ECBs)
1 – Garnier Nutrisse Shampoo @ $2.99 ($2 ECBs)

USED:
-$1/5 Soy Joy IP Q
-$0.50 Cottonelle Q
-$9.00 – (6) Aetna Colgate $1.50 Qs
-$1.00 Garnier Q
-$3/15 CVS Q
-$44.94 ECBs

Merchandise total = $60.96, OOP = $2.27, ECBs earned = $42

TRANSACTION #2
2 - Aleve 100 ct. @ $8.00 ($5 ECBs)
4 - Glade Plug-Ins Scented Oil Refills @ $3.69*
1 – Kleenex Lotion tissues bonus pack of 3 @ $3.69 ($1 ECB)
1 – Ziploc quart size freezer bags (quart size) bonus 2 pk. @ $5.99 +
1 – Ziploc gallon size freezer bags (gallon size) bonus 2 pk. @ $5.99 ($4 ECBs)
1 – Honey Nut Cheerios bonus 2 pk. $7.99 ($4 ECBs)
1 – Essence of Beauty mesh scrubbie @ $4.99

USED:
-$2 – (2) $1 Aleve IP Qs
-$7.98 (2) BOGO Glade Qs
-$0.50 Kleenex Q
-$1.00/2 Ziploc Q
-$3 any CVS brand product CRT Q
-$42 ECBs from Transaction #1

Merchandise total = $60.61, OOP = $2.43, ECBs earned = $14

*I bought the wrong Glade refills so I didn’t earn the $8 ECBs which were available for the special twin packs

TRANSACTION #3
1 - Tylenol value pack @ $7.49 ($2 ECBs)
4 – Stayfree Maxi Pads @ $4.50
1 – o.b. tampons @ $4.50 (J&J Deal – Buy $20 J&J/earn $10 ECBs)

USED:
-$5/$25 certain J&J products CVS Q received in mail
-$4 – (2) $2/2 Stayfree Q
-$1 - o.b. Q

Merchandise total = $29.99, OOP = $5.16, ECBs earned = $12.00


TOTAL FOR 3 TRANSACTIONS
Merchandise = $151.56, OOP = $9.86, ECBs remaining = $12.00


2009 TOTALS
$185.50 in merchandise, $11.82 OOP, savings 94%

Clorox Wipes Giveaway!


Head to ConsumerQueen to enter for a chance to win Clorox wipes and learn more about those pesky things we call "germs"! Click here

$1 off Heinz Ketchup AND Ore-Ida Frozen French Fries



Heinz Ketchup Printable Coupon
$1 off when you buy one 64oz Heinz Ketchup AND 1 Ore-Ida Frozen French Fries here. You can print it twice.

Thanks to Frugal Dr. Mom !

Thursday, January 1, 2009

CVS $5 Challenge Jan 1st - 9th

Transaction #1
Buy 2 Children's Throat Cooler Pops $4.99

USE 1 BOGO Children's Throat Cooler Pop Q Click HERE

Total After Coupon = $4.99
ECBs Earned = $9.98

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Nasogel Drip Free Gel Sprays @ $7.99
Buy a $1+ FILLER (candy bar, gum, pocket tissues, etc.)

USE 1 $3/$15 CVS Q Click HERE
USE 2 $2/1 Nasogel Drip Free Gel Spray Q Click HERE
USE $9.98 ECB from Transaction #1

Total After Coupons = ~$13.00
ECBs Earned = $15.98

Grand Total OOP = $4.99

Total Value= $26.96 with $15.98 ECBs remaining!


Many thanks to www.iheartcvs.com for the coupon links!

Check out more $5 CVS Scenarios at the CVS $5 Challenge at Keeping The Kingdom First. Check out even more scenarios at The "Cent"sible Sawyer.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! CVS Trip 1/1/2009

The January deals are here! An early morning trip netted almost $14 in additional ECBs. The best part was when I ran my card through the handy, dandy red price scanner, it printed $6 ECBs for my fall spending.

Today's transaction, the first of the year and of many more to come, ran like this:

2 Children's Throat Cooler Pops @ $4.99 each
2 Nasogel Drip Free Gel Sprays @ $7.99 each
2 Nutratrim Weight Management Gum 48 packs @ $3.99

USED:
- 1 $3/$15 CVS Q Click HERE
- 1 BOGO Children's Throat Cooler Pop Q Click HERE
- 2 $2/1 Nasogel Drip Free Gel Spray Q Click HERE
- $19.99 in ECBs from pre-Christmas trip

TOTAL OOP: $1.96
ECBs earned: $33.94

2009 TOTALS

$33.94 in merchandise, $1.96 OOP, 96% savings

Many thanks to http://www.blogger.com/www.iheartcvs.com for the coupon links!