Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last Week's Mailbox Goodies

Last week, I received the following in the mail:

Betty Crocker Warm Delight Mini
Curel Sample with coupon
Multi Vitamins for Her
Pull-Ups, also came with samples of Huggies Clean Team wash and shampoo
Old Spice Red Zone (bottle not shown - hubby already took!) with coupon
Coupon for a free 20 0z. Coke Zero

Not too bad and it sure beat opening bills last week!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Five Freebies For Friday

Earthblend Dog Food – click here

Schick Quattro Titanium – click here

Gillette High Performance Deep Cleaning Shampoo (Wal-Mart sample) – click here

Free Oatmeal Crisp cereal (Wal-Mart sample) – click here (These are great single breakfasts, but also great as a snack for the kiddos dry!)

Another Kotex Sample (Sam's Club sample, no membership ID required) – click here

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CVS for 65 cents!!!!!!!

Today I went to CVS armed with my $15.98 ECBs from last week's transaction and a $3.00 off $15.00 CVS brand purchase coupon. Well, CVS was having a great baby sale on their store brand items. I'm normally a Pampers mom but I couldn't pass this up!!

I got the following:

2 Jumbo packs (30 count) diapers (2 for $12.00)
2 Boxes of Baby Wipes (2 for $4.00)
1 Pantyliners ($0.89)
1 Box of Kudos ($2.00)

Total was $18.89 minus the $3.00 off and $15.98 in ECBs made my total a whopping $0.65 OOP!!! I also made back $5.99 in ECBs for next week!! ($5.00 for purchasing $15.00 in CVS baby items and $0.99 on the pantyliners!!)

Too good to be true!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Wal-Mart Samples and More

New Wal-Mart Samples

Benefiber Sticks sample - click here (not to be confused with an earlier Benefiber sample)

Kotex Sample - click here

Tide Total Care - click here

Other Samples:

Metamucil Berry Burst – click here

Glad Force Flex Trash Bag - click here

For the kids:

Free Planet Heros DVD “The Ace that Jumped Over the Moon” - click here
This is geared for ages 3 and up – a 16 minute story!! I saw this on Freebies 4 Mom and ordered right away!! Can't wait to get that in the mailbox!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another Batch of Free Samples

Free box of Cheerios - click here

Free sample of FiberOne Honey Clusters Cereal - click here

Free CFL lightbulb - click here

Playtex Sport (Wal-Mart Sample) - click here

Pond’s Clean Sweep Towlettes for removal of makeup (Costco sample no membership number required) - click here

Degree Deoderant (site takes while to load, click on the moving deodorant) - click here

Gas-X Thin Strips - click here

Rebate offer:

Rebate here on Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Blueberry Muffin or Smart Start Strawberry Oat Bites Cereal

Pet Freebies

Pets are a big part our lives (as in 3 dogs and 2 cats) so I couldn't help but be excited to sign up for these freebies:

Greenies Pill Pocket treats - click here

Cesar Canine Cuisine - click here

Mighty Dog – Coupon for a Free Can - click here

Dog Lover’s Choice Natural Topping - click here

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CVS - Week of July 13th

I made a trip to CVS to use up some ECBs I had gathered and also the new $3.00 off $15.00 coupon that everyone is so excited about. Go here if you need one.

This week I purchased the following:

2 - 6x8 picture albums for 7.99 each (These are fantastic! You can add up to 54 photos and they turned out great - I got two identical albums for two sets of grandparents!)
1 - CVS Hand Sanitizer Spray Pen $1.79

Total was $17.77
I used $1.79 off the CVS Spray (Cash Register Coupon making it free!)
$3.00 off $15.00
$8.50 ECBs

I paid $4.70 out of pocket (OOP) for those three items AND I earned back $15.98 in ECBs on the photo books for next time!! I was thrilled. Those photo books are worth every penny. You can do 2 of the 6x8 albums for $7.99 each and get the $7.99 back in ECBs and you can also do one 4x6 album for $3.99 and get $3.99 back in ECBs. I may make the smaller album later this week!

Monday, July 14, 2008

From the Mailbox

All the freebies are really starting to show up in my mailbox. Just today I received the following:

The Johnson and Johnson kit which I talked about here. What actually came was 7 coupons for $1.00 off different J&J products, a booklet about getting ready for baby, 3 Neutrogena cleansing pad samples, 1 Neutrogena Lip Smoother sample, 1 Neutrogena concealer sample, and a trial size J&J baby lotion bottle.

I also received a Juicy Juice sippy cup (go here)and a $2.00 off 2 Johnson's buddies soap products (I can't remember where I got this). It's my understanding they are often on sale for $1.00 each so that means two free!!

What a great mailbox day!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Women's Freebies

Here is a bunch of freebies especially for women!

Tampax Pearl - Click here

Tampax Pearl - Another sample! - Click here

Stayfree - Click here

Maybelline Mineral Powder - Click here

Aveeno Positively Ageless - Click here

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew - Click here

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I won, I WON!!

I actually won something - can you believe it? I can't!!

Go to Lipton Tea here and play the youthful spirit contest. Everyday you can spin to win up to $1,000.00. I've spun about 4 other times on different days and then today - I won $25.00!! It's in the form of a gift card to be mailed to me! I'm so excited!!

You can enter once a day during the promotion period. Each time you spin even if you don't win, you get entered for a $25,000.00 grand prize drawing - works for me!!! You can also win 10 times during the promotion period!! I'll be spinning some more!

So go on - I won - so can you!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

No Shopping This Week – Only Freebies!!

This week I haven’t been able to get it together enough to plan a shopping trip. I checked out all the ads and just couldn’t make it work. I even had a $4.00 off $20.00 CVS coupon that expires today and still couldn’t make a deal I was happy with. Remember I only buy if I need something and then try to stack on free items. This week it just wasn’t in the cards.

I do however have a pretty good list of freebies...

Free potty training DVD - click here

Enfamil sample - click here

Dove Hair Care - click here

Pantene Color Expression - click here

Scott Xtreme Rags - click here

Biore - click here (Wal-Mart Sample)

Free Coke Zero – click here (You have to have an account, search for coke zero – no points)

American Baby Magazine - click here

Not quite free, but worth looking into if you print pictures online:

Snapfish – click here You can get 50 prints for 1 cent each. Use the code JUL4PENNY08 at checkout through July 12th. If you are new you get 20 prints free also. I ordered 70 prints this morning for $5.17 (shipping and the 50 cents)!!

One good thing this week is I received my first rebate check. I have listed the rebates I am waiting for on the sidebar by date sent. I received $4.69 for the Excedrin Back & Body just the other day!! That’s $4.69 to put towards a bill!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Kroger for $5.85!!!!

I thought I would try my hand at Kroger to see how I could do with a few things and a few coupons. Well, check this out – remember Kroger doubles coupons…all for $5.85

I picked up the following, prices are sale prices:

5 packages of Beef Brown & Serve sausages - .99 cents each normally $1.69 – $4.95
3 cans Chef Boyardee at $1.00 a can – 3.00
2 Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes at 2.00 each – 4.00
Pert Plus – 3.29
French’s Worchester Sauce – 1.49
Lawry’s Marinade - .99
Cattleman’s BBQ sauce - .99
French’s mustard - .99
3 Gerber Graduates at 1.19 each – 3.57

Total before using Kroger card - $32.xx
Total after using Kroger card - $23.xx

I had the following coupons:
1 $3.00 off when you buy 10 promo items (sausage, brownies, Chef Boyardee)
3 $0.50 off Gerber -$3.00
1 $0.50 off Lawry’s $0.99 FREE
1 $0.30 off mustard $0.60
1 $3.00 off Pert $3.00 Shampoo for $0.29!!
1 $0.75 off Brownies $0.75
1 $0.50 off Cattleman’s $0.99 FREE
1 $0.75 off Worchester $0.75
1 $0.35 off Chef Boyardee $.70
1 $1.00 off Gerber register reward $1.00

Total $14.78 in coupons

Total after using coupons was…

$9.14 !!!!!!!!!!!! Plus the Pert has a mail in rebate for the full cost of $3.29 so really after rebate I spent $5.85!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

More Freebies and Other Rebates

New Wal-Mart Freebies:

Nivea for Men Extreme Comfort Shave Cream - click here

Old Spice Red Zone - click here

Other Freebies:

Garlic Gold - click here

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste (click on the toothbrush) - click here

True Lemon - click here

More Rebates:

6 Pack of Ensure - click here

Gerber Nuk bottle - click here

Noxzema Razors - click here

That does it for today!! I'm going to try some grocery shopping with coupons tonight at our Kroger store. Hopefully it will turn out the way I want it to. If so be prepared for pictures and a breakdown of cheap grocery shopping!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

CVS – Week of 6/30 – 7/5

I made my trip to CVS last night to work a deal.

I needed Swiffer wet refills and they were on sale from $8.49 down to $5.99 a box. If you bought two then you receive $5.00 extra bucks. I worked my deal with the Swiffers and piled on a few free items. Here’s the breakdown:

Swiffer wet refills $5.99
Swiffer wet refills $5.99
Pack of Lifesavers $2.19
Pack of Lifesavers $2.19
Pack of Gum $1.19
Huggies Baby Wash $3.49
Total $21.04

Used $1.00 off Huggies coupon -$1.00
Used $1.19 off Wrigley’s gum -$1.19
The lifesavers were B1G1 Free -$2.19
$4.00 off $20 CVS coupon -$4.00
Extra Bucks -$7.00

Total $5.66 or $5.96 after tax.

That’s less than the cost of one box of Swiffers on sale!! I earned only $5.00 Extrabucks for next week, but I earned $3.50 in Extrabucks on my spring spending which printed last night, so I’ll have $8.50 for next week! I think I did pretty well. You tell me!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Wal-Mart Freebies & A Couple of Rebates

New Wal-Mart Freebies:

Pond's Wet Towlettes - click here

Fragrance Sample - click here

American Greetings Card - click here

Huggies Diapers - click here (available in sizes 1, 3 and 5)

Other Freebies:

This from my friend and another adoptive parent Donna - thanks!

Nature Made Multi Liquid Softgel For Her with Iron and Calcium- click here

Rebate Offers:

I haven't touched on rebates before, but it's a great way to try new things. Of course the downside is you have to put the money up front and wait for the refund and you lose the cost of the stamp to mail it, but some things are just worth it!!

Here are a few current rebates out there:

Land O Lakes butter - click here

Bundinos (little sandwhich like things) - click here

Blue Rhino Propane Exchange - click here (I am currently waiting on this one)

One tool I really love in signing up for all these freebies is the Google toolbar with the autofill. Auto fill allows you to type your information in once and then anytime you have yellow fields on a form you need to fill in you can click autofill on your toolbar and ta da! you have most of your fields filled in for you. A great timesaver!!

Tomorrow I'm posting how I got 22 plus dollars worth of stuff for less than 6 dollars from CVS!! Stay tuned...