Monday, August 25, 2008

FREE Redbox rental today only!!!!!

I just received another text message from Redboxfor FREE rental today. You can use different credit/debit cards and get a couple free rentals for tonight:) The code is X4N19P it will expire at midnight. Enjoy your free movie:)

The All You magazine is loaded with coupons. If anyone is interested in an All You magazine I know someone that is selling them at a great price. Here is the link to Marli's blog

All of my freebies for today!!


Wow I got a lot of freebies tonight! I love freebies:).

The Gatorade was from Kroger. Kroger sends me coupons every month, so this month they sent me a coupon for a free 6 pk. or 8 pk.. So I saved $4.99 on Gatorade:)

My next trip was to Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart had their Iams can cat food clearance to $.25 each. I had coupons for Iams can cat food 4/$100. So since I had five coupons I got 20 cans of cat food for free:). I also had 4 coupons for free Mighty dog can food, so I bought for cans, but then I also had a coupons buy 4 cans get one free. So since I had "purchased" 4 cans I got another can FREE:). Then in the All You magazine there are coupons for FREE Nabisco Wheat Thins, Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Kraft Dressing, Crystal Light, or Kraft Cheese if you purchase 3 Kraft, Nabisco, or Oscar Mayer products excluding single serve. So since the Kool-aid packets aren't single serve I bought six packages of Kool-Aid for $.20 a piece and got a free box of family size Wheat Thins, and a package of Kraft Cheese:)

Well that was my great deal for today. Now I will start planning my CVS trip:)

Please don't think my mirror is filthy, it is just the glare of the picture. Their are finger prints on the mirror from my 20 month old:) She has to look at herself in the mirror all of the time:)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Best Kroger Deal!!!!!!!


First I want to say the Lord really blessed me with this shopping trip. If it wasn't for the Lords leading me to use coupons and for him to help me find moneysavingmom.com I wouldn't be able to do this kind of shopping. I went to my local Kroger (Heath, OH) and wow, did I get some great deals. Let's get started...

1. 5 4-packs of Cottonelle toilet paper - $0.99 each
2. 1 box of Cheerios (8.9 oz) - $1.99
3. 2 boxes of Nutripals - Clearanced @ $1.75 each
4. 4 Brut deodorants - Clearanced @ $0.50 each
5. 3 Right Guard deodorants - Clearanced @ $0.75 each

The coupons that I used to lower these prices:

1. 5 $0.25 (doubled to $0.50) for Cottonelle toilet paper - Wound up paying $0.49 each
2. $1.00 coupon for Cheerios
3. $0.55 coupon for Cheerois from shortcuts.com (used in conjunction with the mfg coupon)
4. 4 $0.75 coupons for Brut deodorant (doubled to $1.50 each) - I had $1 overage on these!
5. 2 $1.00 coupons for Right Guard deodorant ($0.25 overage on these)
6. 1 $0.75 coupon for Right Guard deodorant (doubled to $1.50) - I had $0.75 overage on this!

The overage for all the coupons that I used help to bring the price of the Nutripals down to almost nothing. For all of this stuff, I only paid $2.99! The original price before coupons was $37.45...I saved $34.46 off of the regular prices! That's 92% off!

The picture only shows 1 Right Guard deodorant - I gave 2 to my mom and dad! They were free to me, why not share the wealth?!???

Monday, August 18, 2008

FREE REDBOX RENTAL TODAY ONLY!!!!!!!!!


I just received a text message today from Redbox with a promo code for a free rental TODAY only (Monday August 18, 2008) it expires at midnight. Here is the promo code...65QM89.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Super 8 Hotel Rooms for $8.88


Check out this great deal from a blog posting on Money Saving Mom! Through August 15, 2008, you can get a room at Super 8 for only $8.88! Check it out!

Thanks Crystal & Jessica!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Walgreen's Trip - August 11, 2008


While I was in Columbus, we stopped by Walgreen's as well to "legally steal" from this store! The deals I got were tremendous! Check it out...

1. 4 packs of Bic Pens - Each pack was originally $1.99, were on sale for 2 for $1.00. I had 2 coupons for $1.00 off of 2 packs of pens. You guessed it...I got them for free (well, I had to pay sales tax...I got 4 packs of pens for $0.14!)

2. Crayola big Crayons were originally $2.99 but were on sale for $0.99.

My total trip for 4 packs of Bic pens and a pack of Crayons was $1.20!!

CVS Deals from August 11, 2008


I had to take my daughter to a doctor's appointment in Columbus on Monday (8/11) and decided to stop by the CVS in Reynoldsburg on the way home. Deals, Deals, Deals!

1. Lamisil AT Foot Cream was on sale $10.79. If you buy 2 of them, you got $10 ECB (Extra Care Bucks)...to learn about how to use ECB's, check out this blog article from Money Saving Mom about how to use the CVS Extra Care program to save you tons and tons of money.

2. 2 Johnson Buddies Toddler Soaps were on sale for $0.99 each. I had a $2.00 off coupon for 2 bars, so I got them for FREE! I gave one to my mother-in-law to keep at her house for when the kids stay over there.

3. Alavert allergy medicine was on sale for $5.99. I used a $4.00 off coupon and only paid $1.99 for it, and earned $3.00 ECB's. We all have allergies around here!

4. CVS Brand Cotton Swabs were on sale for $1.50.

I had $3.00 off a $15 purchase from CVS and 2 $4.00 Lamisil coupons and 1 $4.00 coupon for Alavert. I also used a $5 ECB and a $0.50 ECB which brought by total down from $31.05 down to $9.76 after all coupons, sales and ECB's! In the meantime, I earned $10 ECB and a $3 ECB to be used on future CVS trips!

Walgreen's Trip - August 13, 2008


My family and I went to Walgreen's after church Wednesday night, and boy, did we get some deals! My receipt indicates that my total SHOULD have been $31.75. What did I pay? $8.79!

Here's how:

1. Walgreen's brand diapers: Buy One for $7.99 and get one for 50% off. I had a $5.00 coupon for Walgreen's (in the August Walgreen's Easy Saver catalog).

2. Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber Kit: Was on sale for $5.49, but I used a printable coupon for $2.75 off.

3. Hershey's Bliss bagged candy was on sale for 2 for $6. In the Walgreen's Easy Saver catalog, there was a coupon for $2 off for 2 bags. I used 2 mfg coupons for Buy One get One Free and 2 printable coupons from www.coupons.com. I got 4 bags of this for FREE! Yum! Yum!

I have a coupon for a mail-in rebate from scrubbing bubbles for $5! You better believe I will be mailing that bad boy in and getting overage on it! I love bargain shopping!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Grocery shopping trip - Week of July 26th - $418.19 for $102.99! Holy Cow!



I really made out during our Saturday, 7/26 shopping trip! Kroger had their "Mega-Event" and it was very, very mega! They had certain items on sale, and you could mix and match. Buy any 10 of these items and receive $5 off of that purchase. They are also having this sale the week of August 2nd. Here is a link to Kroger's sale ad for this week! This store ad is for the Kroger in my area (New Lexington, Ohio)...you may want to find the store ad for the Kroger in your area.

You could only have 3 of these deals for each shopping trip. I decided to take full advantage of these trips, so we made multiple trips! Since the deal is $5.00 off of 10 items, basically each item has an additional $0.50 off the coupon price!

Kroger Deal #1
  • 20 bags of Tidy Cats cat litter - normal price $2.00 each. These were on sale for $1.50 each. I bought 20 $1.00 off coupons off of eBay for $1.00 (for all 20). I got these for $0.50 each!
  • Betty Crocker cookie mixes - on sale for $1.50 each. I used a "Save $1.00 on 2 packages" coupon and got two packages for $2.00 (only $1.00 each!)
  • Bett Crocker Warm Delights bowl - on sale for $1.50 each. I had a bonus coupon (from www.shortcuts.com - these coupons load directly onto your Kroger card) for $0.50 and I also used a $0.55 manufacturer's coupon (Kroger doubled it to $1.10). I got this for FREE!
  • Betty Crocker frosting was on sale for $1.00. I had a $0.55 coupon fron www.coupons.com, so I got this frosting for only $0.45!
  • Daisy Lite Sour Cream (16 oz) was on sale for $1.00. I used a $0.50 manufacturer's coupon (which Kroger doubled to $1.00). I got this for FREE!
  • Cattlemen's BBQ sauce (18 oz) was on sale for $1.00. I used a $0.50 manufacturer's coupon (which Kroger doubled to $1.00). I got this for FREE!
  • Frank's Red Hot sauce (12 oz) was on sale for $1.00. I used 3 $0.50 manufacturer's coupons and got 3 of these for FREE! I gave my mother in law and aunt 2 of the bottles, since we don't use this very often. I use it in my cheese ball recipe! Yum-Yum!
  • Pupperoni dog snacks were on sale for $2.00. I used a $1.00 manufacturer's coupon and got these dog snacks for $1.00!
This deal should have been $57.50...with the mega-event deals and my coupons, I paid only $14.73!


Kroger Deal #2
  • Soft Scrub cleaners were on sale for $2.50 each. I used 3 $0.50 manufacturer's coupons (which Kroger doubled to $1.00) and got 3 bottles for only $3.00 - only $1.00 each!
  • Lysol Toilet Cling was on sale for $2.00 each. I used a $0.50 manufacturer's coupon (which Kroger doubled to $1.00) and got it for $0.50!
  • Lysol All-Purpose cleaners were on sale for $2.00 each. I used 6 $0.50 manufacturer's coupons (which Kroger doubled to $1.00 each). With the mega-event discount, I got each bottle for only $0.50 each!
  • Lysol toilet bowl cleaners were on sale for $2.00 each. I had 6 coupons, but I forgot to use them! Shame on me! However, with the mega-event discount, I still got them for $1.50 each ($9.00 for all 6...still a pretty good price!)
  • Pledge dust cleaner was on sale for $3.00 each. I used a Buy One get one Free coupon, a buy 2 get $2.00 off coupon as well as a $1.00 off coupon. After all of these, I got each bottle for only $1.00 each!
  • Hebrew National kosher hot dogs were on sale for $3.00 each. I used 4 $0.75 manufacturer's coupons (which Kroger doubled to $1.50!) and with the mega-event discount, I got 4 packages for only $4.00 (only $1.00 each)!
  • Ken's Ranch Salad Dressings (16 oz) were on sale for $2.00. I used a $0.50 manufacturer's coupon (which Kroger doubled) and with the mega-event savings, I paid only $0.50 for it!
  • Ken's Northern Italian Salad Dressings (16 oz) were on sale for $2.00. I used a $0.50 manufacturer's coupon (which Kroger doubled) and with the mega-event savings, I paid only $0.50 for it!
  • Mott's Applesauce (48 oz) was on sale for $2.50 and (gasp!) I had no coupon! :( Still, $2.50 for it isn't a bad deal!
  • Heinz Ketchup (32 oz) was on sale for $2.00 and (gasp! again!) I had no coupon! Again, the sale price wasn't and I needed Ketchup anyways!
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix was on sale for $0.94 and (gasp! again!) I had no coupon, again! Since it was for my hubby's birthday, I didn't think too much about the price, anyways!
  • Keebler Club crackers were on sale for $3.00, and once again, I had no coupon! But, my kids LOVE these crackers!
The total for all of these items would have been $71.94, however, I only paid $34.07 with coupons and the mega-event savings!


Kroger Deal #3
  • 20 bags of Tidy Cats cat litter - normal price $2.00 each. These were on sale for $1.50 each. I bought 20 $1.00 off coupons off of eBay for $1.00 (for all 20). I got these for $0.50 each! For this deal, I had a coupon from Kroger (loyal customer discount) for 15% off pet products, making this deal even cheaper than my first cat litter deal! I bought a total of 40 bags of cat litter for less than $20!
  • Lay's Cracker Crisps were on sale for $2.50 each bag. I used 4 $1.00 off manufacturer's coupons and with the mega-event discount, I got them each for $1.00!
  • Capri Suns were on sale for $2.00 each box. I used a "Save $1.00 when you purchase 2" coupon and with the mega-event discount, I got them $1.00 each!
  • Sargento mozzerella cheese was on sale for $2.00 bag and I had no coupon (gasp!), but this was still a good sale.
  • Tropicana Coastal Groves lemonades (Original, Raspberry & Peach) was on sale for $2.50 each. I used 3 $1.00 coupons and with the mega-event savings, I paid only $1.00 each for them!
The total of this order came up to $63.50, but with my coupons and mega-event discount, I paid only $17.45!


Kroger Deal #4
  • Lysol bathroom cleaners were on sale for $2.00. I used 6 $0.50 coupons (which Kroger doubled) on top of the mega-event discount and got them each for $0.50!
  • Lysol all-purpose cleaners were on sale for $2.00 and used 7 $0.50 coupons (which Kroger doubled) on top of the mega-event discount and got them each for $0.50!
  • Windex was on sale for $2.50 each bottle. I used a $0.40 coupon (which Kroger doubled) and a $0.75 coupon (which Kroger also doubled) and got them for a combined $1.70!
  • Ego waffles were on sale for $2.00 each box. I got one box (gasp! - had no coupon!). Still this was an alright deal.
  • 3 more bags of cat litter! I had 3 $1.00 coupons from the SmartSource insert in the newspaper and on top of the mega-event savings, I got them each for $0.50 each!
  • Tyson boxed chicken tenders and patties were on sale for $2.50 each. I used 5 "Save $1.00 when you buy two) coupons and after the mega-event discount, I paid only $15.00 for 10 boxes! The kids love the chicken tenders!

Trip to Meijer
  • Meijer had a "Buy select 10 items and get the 11th item free. These select items could be mixed and matched, so you did not have to buy 10 of each item, which made it very convenient!
  • Betty Crocker Warm Delights bowls were on sale for $1.00 each. I used 3 $0.50 coupons (which Meijer doubled) and a $0.55 coupon (which Meijer also doubled) and got 4 bowls for FREE!
  • Colgate toothpaste was on sale for $1.00 each. I had 2 $0.75 coupons (which Meijer doubled) and 2 $0.50 coupons (which Meijer also doubled) and got all 4 for FREE!
  • Veal was on sale for $1.00 each package. I had no coupons, but this was still one heck of a deal!
  • Garnier Fructis shampoo & conditioner were on sale for $2.50 each and I used 2 $1.00 coupons and got a bottle of each for only $1.50!
The total of my Meijer trip came up to $15.99 but with the store discount from the sale and my coupons, I paid only $6.21!

All in all, last week's shopping trip was very successful. With Kroger having the same sale this week, you could also do well with coupons, etc!