Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rite Aid 2/26/11

Not a great trip but i LOVE these so decided to grab a couple before the sale ended!

What i got...

4 Purex 3in1 Laundry Sheets- 7.99BOGO

Before Sales-$ 31.96
After Sales before Coupons- $ 15.98
After Coupons-$ 1.04

Friday, February 25, 2011

FREE sample of Kirkland's Diapers!

Click HERE and fill out your info to get a FREE sample of Kirkland's diapers!  You do not need to be a Costco member to receive this freebie!

2.00 hot Dogs at Regal this weekend!

Heading to the movies? Going to a Regal ? Well here is a great coupon for you movie watchin- hot dog eatin' people! Click HERE to get a coupon for a 2.00 Hot dog at regal this weekend only!! Coupon states one per person! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

$10 off of $25 or more at Yankee Candle!!

There is a new coupon for 10 bucks off any 25.00 or more Yankee Candle Purchase!! YAY!  I Love YC!

Click HERE to get your coupon!!

* Some people have been successful with using this coupon at Staples, ULTA and Bed Bath And Beyond on their yankee Candle purchase! Keep that in mind! & Think Clearance!! Woo hoo!

DEAD DEAL!! FREE 8x10 collage at Walgreens!

Today Only...Walgreens is giving out a free 8x10 collage ! Wanna get in on this deal? Go HERE make your collage and choose in store pick up to get it for FREE! Yeah!!!!

FAQ 2/14/11

Hey everyone! I wanted to make a post answering questions that i get pretty often. As always, if anyone has any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at!

1. When did you start Couponing?

I started Couponing when i was 18 years old.

2. HOW did you start couponing?

Well,  I had a baby at 18 and I never wanted to be one of those girls that have babies at a young age and ask their parents for help and or money or depend on them for whatever other reason. I wanted to find a way to make our money stretch as far as possible. I never wanted to have to ask for help. One day i realized how much money was going into all of these little items that everyone needs, like soap 8.00 for a pack, shampoo 4-5.00 a bottle,etc. I KNEW there had to be a way that we didn't have to pay that much for things like that. What i first decided to do was buy store brand everything. We did that for a few months then realized we weren't really saving much money at all by doing that! The store brands were only change less than name brand products. I knew i had to find another way, then it hit me...COUPONS! I first was a little nervous about what people would think if i were to turn to coupons. I figured people would look at me like im just "Lazy & Cheap" blah blah blah. I still gave it a chance and within 2 weeks i had about 12 packs of diapers, lotions,razors,soap,cosmetics galore for only about $40.00 out of my pocket! I was hooked! I started to not give 2 craps about what people thought about me. If anything i was SMART!  I always knew coupons could save you a dollar or two but I NEVER thought i could get so many products for FREE or dirt cheap! I started looking online for coupons and found printable coupon sites and forums where people did stuff like this and  it all happened from there! Now, 3.5 years later I'm in love with couponing, I am now what you would call a "super couponer",Its become like a full time job, I  have a Stockpile, ( Food & Non food!) I have two binders Filled to the top with coupons and i NEVER pay full price for anything! I save over $6,500 a year! I will never need to buy deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo, soaps, baby products or anything like that again! Not only that, but  I now get diapers for $3.00 or less instead of $9.00- $20.00 a pack. Couponing has become such a big part of me and it's something i will never stop doing. I cringe to the thought of paying full price for something!  Okay, i really could go on and on about couponing, so i will just save that for another post! 

3.How do you get so many coupons?

Multiple Papers!! The rule of thumb when starting out is to buy as many papers and the number of members in your family....

ex. you, your spouse, 2 kids= 4 papers a week

Once you get the hang of that, buy as many as you would like to start a stockpile, but please start small!

As for how many I get...i always get between 5 and 10 papers a week, on a really really good week i will get 25. ( I do NOT pay 1.75 for each or else that wouldnt be saving money! LOL)

TIP: Sunday Papers are only 1.00 at Dollar Tree! So if you have one, that's the place to be! Also, ask any family member who read the paper if you can have their inserts.

4. How do you store your coupons?

Me? I store my coupons in a coupon binder i made and into a File holder..... see my post  HERE for pictures and a step by step about how i do it!

There are many other methods out there! Even for the busy people out there! ;0)

5.  I get overwhelmed when keeping a binder, do you have any tips?

Yes.. take a break...find another method that suits you! I will make another post with other methods to store your coupons! But seriously, when you feel like everything is too much, take a deep breathe and just take a break for a week or two!

6. What do you do when there is no stock at a store  on the items that are on your list?

RAINCHECK RAINCHECK RAINCHECK!  Rainchecks usually give you 30 days to buy the product at the sale price thats written on it.  Rainchecks can be amazing as long as the product comes back in stock before the  coupon for that product expires!

7.  What store or stores do you frequent?

I am a RiteAid & CVS girl for sure! As for Grocery stores, I frequent ACME, GIANT, Wegmans, Bottom Dollar Foods.  

If there are really good deals i will do...Weis, Walmart, Kmart, Target, Shop rite, Genuardis, SuperFresh, etc.  I also make sure to stop at any grocery store we don't have when im away! 

8. Do you ever feel like stopping couponing all together?

Absolutely, there are times where i feel like i just need a break but everytime i try, i just cant do it! I just LOVE couponing! 

9.  What do you do when you have trouble at the store with cashiers/ managers,etc.?

 I stay calm and explain to them what the problem is. Some people don't know their policy so i make sure to always carry each stores Coupon Policy in my binder. If they have a problem and i know i am right, i pull that baby out and bam the problem is over!  I will say i have had terrible experiences with some cashiers who automatically give me an attitude for using coupons, i've had one actually get in my face. Times like these, you ask to see a manager, if they dont do anything about it, then its time to contact corporate and guess what? I have every stores Corp. number in my phone! I will not allow someone to treat me that way! You shouldn't either!  

10. How do you know what stores take what kinds of coupons?

Go to your stores website beforehand and print out a copy of their coupon policy. On the policy it will tell you what kinds of coupons they will and will not accept. Some stores do not accept coupons at all and some will even DOUBLE them! Saweeetttt!  Some stores also do not accept internet printed Coupons and some will.... Check the website for a policy or call the customer service desk at your store!!

Have more questions? email me! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FREE Creme of Nature Shampoo Sample!

Click HERE to get a free sample of Creme of Nature New Fragrance Shampoo!

DEAD DEAL! Half price Kids meals at Rainforst Cafe!!

Do you have kids and are near a Rainforest Cafe? If so, i am jealous! haha no..really....if so you can get any kids meal HALF PRICE with a purchase of any adult entree through Thursday 2/24/11!! so Hurry! You may get  one half priced kids meal PER adult entree! All you have to do is go HERE and "Like" RC, print your coupon and off you go! So grab your kiddos and get you some good food! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


We all know printer ink can be extremely expensive! Well i just SCORED an awesome deal with Some amazon credits i had from doing some surveys!

Before Amazon credits - $ 34.91
After Amazon Credits- $ 2.91

now THATS a score!

Kmart Doubles Trip 2/22/11

Ran to Kmart since they are doing doubles up to and including .99, only to find out someone already took advantage of the good deals,leaving me almost nothing to work with....Anywho i did get a few good deals!

What i got...

2 Crunch n munch- $1.00 ea
2 Hamburger Helpers lasagne-$1.25ea
5 Loreal Hair Products- $1.15 ea
5 Loreal Kids Shampoo-0.75 clear. ea
4 Degree Mens Deodorant.-$1.15 ea
5 Loreal Mens Sh/BW $1.15 ea
4 Suave Deodorants- $1.99 ea
4 Bandaids( travel) -.99 ea

Before Sales and clearance-$90.73
After Sales before Coupons-$36.27
After Coupons and total Paid-$ 3.61!!

Total Savings -$87.12

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rite Aid 2/20 Trip # 2

Went back to RA for another round!

What i got

1 Pull Ups 8.99
2 J&J baby oil 2.99 ea
3 J&J Naturals 2.99 ea
1 J&J baby wash 2.99
1 RightGuard BW 3.99
2 Dove Shampoos/Cond - 3.00 ea
2 J&J cotton Swabs- 2.79 ea

Before Sales and coupons-$ 64.08
After Sales & before Coupons-$42.50
Total After Coupons- $ 1.79 !!!
Got Back-$ 23.00 in UPS!!


BEFORE SALES- $ 215.79
TOTAL OUT OF POCKET- $ 3.55 including tax!!

NOTE: NO shelves were cleared when i took advantage of this deal,  this was done in two trips and i pre-ordered with one of my stores! 

Rite Aid 2/20

Rite Aid trip Today...

What i got...

2 Huggies Diapers 8.99 each
16 J&J  baby products- 2.99 each
1 RightGuard bodywash- 3.99
2 Playtex tampons- 3.99 each
4 Desitin 2.99 each
4 Sucrets - 2.99 each

Before Sales and Coupons- $ 151.71
After Sales and before Coupons- $ 101.71
Total After Coupons and total Paid- $ 1.76 !!!!!! =) woohoo!
Got back -$ 57.00 in rewards!

NOTE: NO shelves were cleared when i took advantage of this deal,  this was done in two trips and i pre-ordered with one of my stores! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Walmart & Rite Aid on the Fly 2/6!

Went to Walmart & Rite aid with my mama WITHOUT A LIST! ahhh! Total OOP...*sigh* $64.00!! Boo! Could of done better but this is why i need to stress...HAVE A LIST!

anyway, i cant find my reciept for Walmart for the breakdown but i do have the one for Rite aid so i will break that down!

RiteAid what i got..

6 Bounty Paper towels-$1.29 BOGO
2 Halls -2/$2.00
2 Finesse Shampoos- 2/$6.00
4 Uncle bens easy rice $1.99 ea
1 Betty Crocker cake mix $2.00
1 Betty crocker icing $2.00
2 Gillett deodorants- 2/$8.00

Before Coupons- $ 31.83
After Coupons- $0. 74
Got back- $ 15.00 in rewards

There were two good deals that i do remember from walmart...

1. Tide Stain release on sale for  $3.97 -3.00 Coupons = 0.97 each!

2. Herrs Family size Chips on sale for $1.99 - 1.00 Printable Coupon = .99!

Rite Aid 2/13!

Heres yesterday's Rite Aid Trip!

What I got...

16 Dove Deodorants 2.00 ea = $32.00
2 Colgate Sensitive $3.50 ea = $7.00
1 RA Apple Juice(not pictured)=$1.50
1 Kit Kat (not pictured) = $0.80

Before Sales- $68.61
After Sales/B4 Coup- $ 41.30 plus tax
After Coupons (total paid) - $ 4.30
Got back- $24.00 in rewards!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rite Aid 2/3/11

What i got..

2 Chex mix- $3.00
1 Finish qua. -$ 3.99
1 Huggies jeans diapers-$ 8.99
2 KY jelly- $ 4.29 & 2.15 (bogo50%)
1 Colgate Toothpaste-$2.99
2 Ostio Biflex- 15.99 BOGO
1 Viactiv 100ct- 9.99

Before Coupons-$ 51.39
After Coupons-$4.22
Got back- $ 27.00 Up rewards

Rite Aid 1/31/11 ( Steves Trip!!! )

Yes, you read that right, STEVE'S trip! He did it all by himself! =)

What he got...

5 Edy's Ice creams $2.99 each
1 Andes mint candies-$ 0.20
5 Lays Stax chips- $1.00 ea

Before Coupons- $20.15
After Coupons- $0.20
Got back $ 22.00 Up rewards

Rite Aid 1/30/11

What i Got..

2 Lays stax- 1.00 ea
2 JIF PB 1.99 ea
4 Stayfree Pads- 4.99 ea BOGO
1 Viactiv - 6.99
1 Dawn - .97
1 Coricidin- 5.99
1 Afrin- 5.99
1 Advil - 4.49

Before Coupons- $ 40.39
After Coupons- $1.12
Got back- $ 17 Up rewards