Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CVS - Week of 5/29 - $0.35 OOP!! My Sister's Deal for $0.14 OOP! AND A Deal to Get You Started!

If you need help shopping CVS, you can check out my original post here.

This was an awesome week for both my sister and I!

Here is my $0.35 OOP Deal! You can't even get ONE soda for that price and I got 48, plus other stuff!!

4 12-pack Pepsi products - $13.00
$13.00 (plus $3.00 ECB back)

1 Preparation H product -$3.99 (to be donated - senior centers and free clinics LOVE to receive these types of items)
Used $2.00/1 printable coupon
$1.99 (plus $3.99 ECBs earned!)

2 Candy Bars - $1.00
$1.00 (plus $1.00 ECB earned)

1 5 count Zyrtec -$6.99
Used FREE coupon previously posted

2 Cans Cat Food (filler items) - $1.18

I also used $5.00 off $25.00 CVS coupon I received by email and $12.00 ECBS.
Paid $0.35 and received back $7.99 ECBS!!

My sister did this awesome deal for $0.14!! She rocks!!

John Frieda Hair Color - $12.99
Used FREE coupon (previously posted)
(Earned $3.00 ECBs)

Bic Soleil Razor $6.99
Used $3.00 MQ
(Earned $3.00 ECBs)

2 Candy Bars - $1.00
(Earned $1.00 ECBs)

1 Preparation H product - $3.99
Used $2.00 off printable
(Earned $3.99 ECBs)

1 5 count Zyrtec -$6.99
Used FREE coupon previously posted

1 Crest - $1.99
Used $0.75/1 MQ
$1.24 (Earned $1.00 ECB)

1 Green Bag Tag - $0.99
Used $0.99 CVS coupon from the scanner

I know she also used the $5.00/$25.00 purchase and some ECBs, and she got back $14.00 in ECBs!!!! Woo Hoo!!

To Get You Started This Week With Minimal OOP - This is a great week to start with little OOP and some ECBs back to start rolling!!

Purchase 1 Preparation H product - $3.99
Use $2.00 off printable Pay only $1.99 and
Earn $3.99 ECBs to shop with next week!!

You just made money shopping!!

Join Recycle Bank and Earn Coupons!!

Join Recycle Bank and help make a difference! You can earn points and redeem for coupons or gift cards.

After you join, you can refer your friends, take pledges, answer questions, take quizzes, watch videos, etc. to earn points. I just earned 145 today!!

For 125 points I redeemed a coupon for 2 FREE cans of Friskies cat food! I love feeding my cats for FREE!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pampers Gifts To Grow NEW Code

Have you joined Pampers Gifts To Grow yet? If not, you might want to check it out. Select packages of Pampers have codes on them you can enter for points and redeem for items, including Snapfish photo packages, Venus razors, books, stickers, coupons, etc.

Join today (it's free!) and start out with 100 points! Plus enter this code: 4XGHB4HPE7PB7NK for another 10 points to get you started!!

Free Sample of Garnier Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Hurry and grab a Free Sample of Garnier Ani-Dandruff Shampoo. You can choose between Clear Control or Mint Cleanse varieties. There is also a box to check to receive a Free Sample of Garnier Moisture Rescue Skincare Gel. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Winnable Sweeps to Play - Wrigley Jr, Non-Stop Summer Fun

Play the Wrigley, Jr. Non-Stop Summer Fun Sweeps for a chance to win one of more than 1,400 prizes a day (mostly for a coupon good for a Free Bag of Skittles, Starburst, or Lifesaver Gummies. Here are 2 codes you can use:

JKJ736WWR4 & P75D533ED2

I had trouble getting the page to load, but it deems to be working fine tonight and I won on the first try!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pampers Gifts To Grow - No Child in Diapers Needed!

Have you joined Pampers Gifts To Grow yet? If not, you might want to check it out. Select packages of Pampers have codes obn them you can enter for points and redeem for items, including Snapfish photo packages, Venus razors, books, stickers, coupons, etc.

Don't have a child in diapers? Don't worry - neither do I!! Pampers releases codes that are good for everyone every so often. I've beenentering those in and redeemed for my first item a few weeks ago - a Venus disposable razor with a trial size bottle of Olay. Lucky for me- somehow they sent me two in the package of the razors!!

I'll be keeping a lookout for codes and posting them so you can be entering them as well!!

Join today (it's free!) and start out with 100 points! Plus enter this code: 20000PampLatino for another 5 points to get you started!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Free Sample of Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes

Wal-Mart is offering a Free Sample of Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Moist Wipes. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Great CVS Deal This Week - $2.17 OOP!

I couldn't resist another trip to CVS week! With all the food products I purchased, I think I got a great deal!

Transaction 1:

Revlon Nailpolish - $4.99
Used $1.00/1 MQ

1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean Trial Size Toothpaste - $1.49
Used $1.50 off ANY Aquafresh Toothpaste or brush from the CVS scanner

Paid with $4.00 ECBs, got $4.00 ECBs back

Tranaction 2:

2 Boxes of 100 count Lipton Tea Bags - 2 for $5.00
Used 2 $0.40./2 MQ
$4.20 for both

4 Ragu Pasta Sauces - 3 for $5.00 - $6.67
Used 2 $1.00/2 MQs

Total - $8.87

Paid with $4.00 Ecbs from above and $3.00 ECBs, already had

$1.87 plus tax

That's less than $0.32 per item!!

Dollar General - Possible Free Gillette Razor

I found this Gillette Fusion razor on sale for $5.00 and with the $5.00 off MQ any Gillette Fusion razor from a P&G mailing, I got it FREE! It pays to look through the clearance aisles!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

CVS - Less than $1.00 OOP!!

I haven't posted a CVS deal in a while and in case my family is wondering about the Survivor Christmas Auction I have every Christmas Eve, I thought I'd better post!! Don't worry I still CVS mostly every week - I have to leave something as a surprise for the auction! (The Survivor Chirstmas auction involves lots of fake money and family idding like crazy on all my stockpile of CVS goodies!)

Today I purchased the following:

Revlon Nail Polish -$4.99

Used $1.00 off MQ

$3.99, plus $4.00 ECBs back!

1 Green Bag Tag

Used Free Green Bag Tag from the CVS scanner


2 Crystal Light Drinks Mixes - 2/$1.00

Used $1.00 off any Crystal Light fom CVS scanner


4 Suave Body Washes 4/$8.00

Used 2 B1G1 Free MQ from today's paper

$4.00 for 4!

1 Suave Professionals Shampoo - $1.67

Used FREE coupon from Suave for taking the challenge posted previously


1 Suave Deodorant - $1.00

Used $0.50 off MQ from today's paper


Used $7.00 ECBs

Paid Tax

Received back $7.00 ECBs!!!

Free Sample Playtex Sport Body Wipes + Coupon

Grab a Free Sample of Playtex Sport Body Wipes and a $1.00 Coupon, 1 sample per household and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Free Sample Garnier Moisture Cream

Target is offering a Free Sample of Garnier Moisture Cream. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Free Sample of Philosophy Miracle Worker Eye Cream

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free Sample of L'Oreal Youth Code Rejuvenation Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Log in (or register) to L'Oreal and look for the Special Offers & Savings tab in the lower left corner to find your Free Sample of L'Oreal Youth Code Rejuvenation Anti-Wrinkle Cream.

Facebook Freebie - Another Free Sample of Alpo

This is a different sample from the one I posted the other day and is available once you "Like" Alpo on Facebook! Get a Free Sample of Alpo Prime Cuts. Allow 3-5 weeks for delivery.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free Sample Alpo Prime Cuts Wet Dog Food

Grab a Free Sample of Alpo Prime Cuts Wet Dog Food. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free Sample of Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Haircare

Grab a Free Sample of Garnier Pure Clean Haircare! This will prbably be the small packets of shampoo and conditioner. Allow 4 weeks for delivery.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Sample GoodNites Underwear (Boy or Girl)

Get a Free Sample of GoodNites Underwear in either boy or girl and small or large.

Free Sample of Emeril's Essence Seasoning

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vacationing on a Budget

As we head towards summer, one can't help but think about taking a vacation. Over the last few years, we have successfully taken some wonderful vacations on a budget. Here are some tips we've learned:

1. Stay close. Plan a trip within driving distance and determine how far you are willing to drive. 3 hours, 5 hours, 8 hours or more. Driving is cheaper than flying, especially if you have a large family. This way you also save on the need to rent a car.

2. Research Places to Stay. If you are staying at a hotel, pick one with a continental breakfast and then utilize it. Our family of three on average spends $10.00-$15.00 on a fast food breakfast alone. (Ouch!) Better yet, find an efficiency with a kitchen so you can cook your own meals.

3. Bring Your Own Food/Snacks. If you pick a hotel with an efficiency, bring your own food. If not, still bring your own snack foods. If you are staying somewhere popular or somewhere without many grocery store choices, often times you pay more for your food, than if you buy it ahead of time and pack a cooler. To go along with this, create a menu plan. I have a week long "vacation menu plan" that I update each year. It uses several items to make several meals so we don't actually carry that much. I'll share it upon request if anyone is interested.

**Tip: This from my mother who traveled out west one year with my dad and little sister: Ask a local grocery store if they will honor loyalty cards to other stores. They were able to use a Kroger card at an unknown grocery store in another state. It worked and it lowered their total!

***Another tip: If you have several small children in your party and they can never finish a restaurant kid's meal, get one kid's meal and split it between two children and instead of a large dessert for them (or even a split dessert) ask how much just a small scoop of ice cream is. Most casual restaurants will give a child a scoop of ice cream for about a $1.00!

4. Look for discount tickets on-line to attractions. Many attractions offer discounts on admission if you buy your tickets in advance on-line. Some reward point oriented sites also offer discounts. For instance last year we took a trip to the Nashville Zoo. Tropicana Rewards had Buy One Adult Ticket, Get a Child Ticket Free. We had three adults and three children in our party. All 3 children got in free, saving us a bundle!

**Tip: Check the website for the Chamber of Commerce for the city where you are staying. Some sites now offer discount tickets or coupons towards admissions right on their websites.

5. Ask the front desk of your place to stay, what there is free to do around town. We did this last year in Crossville, TN and discovered an awesome tree house that was completely free to climb through and we had a great time. My son loved it! By asking the locals, we've found hole in the wall restaurants that were fantastic also! Generally, the staff loves to tell you about their hometowns!

6. Plan some down time. We take books, take naps, lounge in front of the tv and lounge at the pool. It's all free to do and it's so worth it! We rarely get the chance to lounge at home, so taking the down time where ever you stay is free and completely relaxing!

If anyone has any more great tips to offer, I'd love to hear them!!

Free 2 Year Subscription to Lego Club Magazine!

My son LOVES the Lego Club magazine and here's a great offer to sign up for 2 Years of Free Lego Club Magazine! Once you sign up, you'll have to check your email to complete the offer.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kroger - Free Magnum IceCream Digital Coupon

There is a e-coupon you can load to your Kroger Card for a Free Magnum 3-pack of ice cream (up to $4.50 value)! I'll be using this tomorrow!