Saturday, January 26, 2013

Haven't been blogging much this week but I have been getting some great deals! Here is my latest CVS trip:

  • Dove Men+Care Deodorant: On clearance for $1.39 for the bonus pack! I used a $1 off coupon I printed a few weeks ago (not quite sure where) and the Magic Coupon Machine gave me $1.50 off any deodorant purchase.  Final price was 14 cents each!
  • 6ct Aleve- Still free plus 86 cent money maker. Find this coupon on a tear pad by the vitamins!
  • Good and Natural Bar- I have a few more of the free bar coupons, This one was free also.
  • Nivea Lip Balm- These were on sale 2/$5. I used the Nivea coupon from 1/6, $3 off of two. They came out to $1 each
My subtotal for this trip was $1.28! CVS is on the top of my list for places to coupon.

Here was my big haul from Target and Walmart! Pretty good deals in this batch:


  • Pepperidge Farm Jingos!: On price cut for $1.89. I used my $1 off coupon from last week's paper, so they were only 89 cents!
  • Campbell's Skillet: These were on sale for $2 each. I believe I got a $1 off coupon from liking them on Facebook, making it only $1. I'll give this a try.
  • Quaker Oats Real Medleys: These had a sale for buy 3 and get 1 free. I also used $1 off of two coupon found through the instant win game here and the $1 off two target coupon. In the end, these were 77 cents each!
  • Starkist Tuna Pouches were on price cut fr $1.04. I bought 6 and used the target coupon for 50 cents off six. I then stacked it with three manufacture coupons for 55 cents off two. These came out to 32 cents each! Pretty awesome, usually these are priced way higher than the cans
  • Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners were on price cut for $1.79. I found a 75 cent off coupon from  the Reynold's website, making them $1.04. I hope they fit my Ninja Cooker!
  • Activa: The best deal yet! Target had the four packs for $1.66. I bought 4 and used two target coupons for $1 off two. I then used four of the 1/13 coupon for $1 off. These four packs were only 66 cents each!
      Had kind of a bad experience because the cashier had a hard time with the coupons and I held up the line. Don't you hate that? Nonetheless, got some epic deals
  • Duraflame Log: Found this in the camping section priced at $3.88. I used the $3 off coupon from either 1/13 or 1/20 (can't quite remember). Either way, it was only 88 cents! What a great find
  • South Beach Diet: Found this in the clearance aisle! It was marked for $3.00 and I used the $3 off coupon from Free free free!
  • Poise Cooling Wipes: Free +2 cent money maker with the $3 off coupon. I'm sure I'll find a good use for these.
  • ID Gum: On rollback for a dollar each. I used the Buy one Get one coupon from and got them for 50 cents each!
  • One Beyond Cat Food: Another free box! I'm planning to write to Purina and thank them for awesome coupons. also has a $2.50 off coupon for this great food
  • Wolf Chili was on sale for $1. I used my 40 cent off coupon from 1/20, making it only 60 cents.
  • Uncle Ben's Rice Cups were $1 each. I used the coupon for $1 off of two, making these only 50 cents each
I'm so happy with these couponing adventures. I hope my coupon buying helps someone else out there. See you next time after a new batch of Sunday coupons! I hear there are two Red Plums, a SmartSource, and a P&G saver. Can't wait!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fantastic Deals at Target!

During my shopping trip to Target today, I tried to score all the good deals that will be ending on the 19th. I think I did pretty well today! Here's what I scored:

  • Campbell's Go Soups- These soups, regularly 2.99,  were on price cut for 2 for $4. Only two flavors were marked this price. I used the $1 off coupon from Red Plum 1/13 to get 4 soups at $1 each!
  • Snikkidy Vegetable Fries- Find a high value $2 off coupon here. You are able to print a 'mystery coupon'. Other options are a B1G1 or $1 off coupon. The regular price for these fries are $2.99, so I got them for 99 cents!
  • Garden Delight Pasta- Select varieties are priced at $1 until 1/19. Printed out a $1 off of 2 coupon from their Facebook here. These two came out to 50 cents each!
  • Campbell's Natural Soups- These soups, which are my favorite made by Campbell's, have a price cut for $1.25 each. Usually you can only find these soups for $1.50, so it's a good deal to begin with. There were coupons in this past week's paper for 50 cents off two, but I printed this one here  from for 75 cents off two. That means these were only 88 cents each! Good find.
  • Kashi Go Lean Crunch- Last few days to get this deal!! These are on sale at Target for $2.75. On, print the 75 cents off coupon. Then head over to to print the $1 off coupon. Stack these together and pay only $1! This cereal is regularly priced around $3.50!
  • Hormel Chili- Another pretty awesome coupon stack. The chili with beans were marked on sale for $1.02, but there are also two coupons floating around on the interwebs. has a coupon for 55 cent off of two. Likewise, has a 55 cent off two. That makes it just 47 cents each!
  • Funky Monkey Dried Fruit- Originally $2.39, these were on sale for $1.69. I printed a 75 cent coupon from here , so they were only 97 cents! 41% savings!
  • Neutrogena Make-up Remover Wipes- Free plus a 3 cent money maker! Just print the $2 off on any Neutrogena cosmetic item from and find these in the travel/trial size section marked $1.97. Or, stack this with the $1.50 off Target coupon from the Target Johnson & Johnson insert from 1/6 and pay only $1.50 for the larger pack. 
  • Revlon Eye Liner- Marked at $4.49, I used the $2 off any Revlon product Target coupon from the 1/13 paper and stacked it with the $1 off Revlon eye product from the same week. This came out to just $1.49!
My subtotal for everything was just $12.08 for 15 items! Yay for price cuts and coupon stacking! Hurry to get these awesome deals! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Few Things from Walmart

A short shopping trip to Walmart today. I had a handful of coupons but only got to use a few.
  • Purina One Beyond Cat Food- Couponer's were here! This was the very last box at the Walmart I went to today, so lucked out there. This free coupon from 1/13 paper makes me what to go recycle-dumpster diving for more coupons
  • Poise Hot Flash Wipes- Although I'm some 30 years away from worrying about hot flashes, I decided I can find some other use for them considering they were free and a 3 cent money maker.
  • Earthbound Farm Organic Carrots- Although I was looking for these to be free, I still got a great deal on them. They were priced $1.12 at my store, with the 75 cents off coupon found here, they were 37 cents!
  • Dole Shakers- I tried this product out today and loved it! I used my 75 cents off coupon from the 1/6 paper and got it for 75 cents! I'm expecting this to be the best price for it since it is a new product. 

Some deal's I couldn't find at my Walmart:
  • Activia for $1
  • Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Kit for free (marked at $4)
  • Hormel Chili for 50 cents
  • Campbell's Go Soups for $1 (I'll get this deal at Target tomorrow. I don't like using Walmart's ad match policy)
I have a big haul planned for Target tomorrow before the sales are done on 1/19/ See you then!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Yay for Target Deals!

Amazing deals at Target today!
  • Oral B Replacement Toothbrush Heads- Price cut for only $3 per pack! Trust me, this deal will go fast and it may not be at all Targets. These  are priced as high as $25, but for some wonderful reason they are marked WAY down. Got enough to last 18 months for only $12 :)
  • Jimmy Dean Delights- Just had to use the rest of my Jimmy Dean $2 off coupons from 1/6 paper to make these only 17 cents! I had them for breakfast today and it is actually very good! Best meal I've had for 17 cents, haha
  • Dr. Scholl's Active Series and Massaging Gel- Target has a deal going on now (until the 19th, I believe) where you get a $5 gift card when you buy 2. For the Active Series Insoles, I used a $5 off manufacturers coupon (there was one this week in the paper 1/13 and you can also print from Dr. Scholl's website) plus a $3 off target coupon from their website, making these $11 before the gift card. I then used the $4 off manufacturers coupon from this weeks paper, making the massaging gel $5.49. Subtract the totals from the gift card I received and they come out to only $5.75 each!! That is pretty awesome considering the Active Series is normally $20!
  • Clorox 2 Stain Remover- Finally got around to using my $1.50 off coupon of any Clorox 2 product.  This brought the stain remover to only $1.49. I do not think this coupon is available still, check to be sure.
Hurry to your Target to see if you can get these great deals!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Deals I Ran Around For

I was running around today to take advantage of all the sales that were ending today. Here is my loot:

  • Stayfree Maxi Pads- I kid you not, throughout this past week I have been to 8 different CVS's. Only 3 of these stores had the Stayfree pads in stock! I was shocked today when I went to the thrid-closest CVS to me and found some on the self! I used two coupons to get four packages for free, because after being at 7 other locations, enough was enough. I also have a total of 3 rainchecks, but only two B1G1F coupons left. (I put them into ziplocks because that's how i like to store them). 
  • Jimmy Deans Delights- Only 17 cents at Target!!! There is a price cut to $2.17 until 1/19. I used the $2 off coupon from Red Plum (1/6).
  • Hungry Jack Hash Brown- Used my 50 cents off coupon and go it at Target for 77 cents!
  • Good n' Natural Bar- Used the free coupon from the newspaper (1/6). This is my third one so far :)
  • Chex Mix- Got this at Walgreens today for 70 cents each. The were on sale for 2/$3. I used the coupon from the Walgreens January booklet (they have these as you walk into the store) and also a 60 cent off coupon from the manufacturer website. Afterwards, I realized I could have used two 60 cent coupons, but I didn't have another printed and this was my last stop of my run-around. 70 cents is still a great price. 
Can't wait for new coupons tomorrow and new sales! See you soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CVS is so great!

Just a quick post here about the Listerine deal going on at CVS this week. It is priced at $3.99, but if you scan your card at the Magic Coupon Machine, you'll find a coupon for $2 off. Add on the $1 off coupon from the paper this week (1/6), and it makes it 99 cents. I've read that Ibotta (a coupon app on smartphones) will give you back $1.50, making this an awesome money maker! I'll post back to tell you if it works for certain.

I also used the coupon found at CVS near the vitamins on a tear pod. I have the coupon pictured. Remember, if you purchase the travel size Aleve, this is an 86 cent money maker! Plus, I believe larger bottles of Aleve are on sale for Buy One, Get One 1/2 off, so this might be the best week to use this coupon. Its valid until 12/31/13 so don't worry if you can't get there, but you should snag one before they are all gone!

My subtotal for these items was only 14 cents!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Freebies from CVS!

Super excited about the freebies I got today from CVS!

  • CVS has a sale for Stayfree maxi pads Buy One Get One Free. In accordance with their coupon policy, I gave them the BOGO coupon from SmartSource today (1/6) and received two free!
  • Since it was back again, I printed out another coupon for a trial size of Clear Shampoo, another item free!
  • I scanned my CVS card yesterday at the Magic Coupon Machine and received $2 off of any 2 Tresseme products. That makes 2 travel size conditioners free!
  • Went to Nivea for Men's facebook: here to score a free Shave Gel when you purchase a Nivea for Men product. Currently, CVS has these products Buy One Get One 1/2 off. Plus, you get $5 ExtraCare Bucks. To get the free gel, I purchased After Shave & Gel moisturizer Cool Kick for $4.99. Even though the Shave Gel was $1.90 from the 1/2 off sale, the free coupon takes $2.99 off! I got $5 ECB, making these to items (basically) free!
  • Found Hershey's holiday candy on clearance for 99 cents. I had a coupon from here for $1 off 2, making them 50 cents each!
My subtotal was only $5.05. Pile that on my $5 ECB at the bottom of my receipt, making everything FREE!
You have 1 week to get all these freebies too! :)

Trying Out Kmart's Coupon Policy

I'm new to couponing, so I have been trying out all different types of stores. Recently I saw an ad for Kmart saying that they will match manufacturer coupons up to $1. I was so excited when I saw this because I haven't found any store that has this kind of policy. After my experience, I will probably never go to Kmart again.

Here's the deal with Kmart's coupon policy:
  • You must spend $25 (before coupons) on GROCERY and DRUGSTORE items before your coupons will double
    • I thought it was $25 throughout the store and had to embarrassingly cancel my order as I went to fetch more food 
  • They will only double 5 coupons
  • They will only double up to $1 per coupon
Here's my deal:
At first, spending $25 didn't seem too bad, since it is the price before coupons. However, if you think about it, K-mart is only giving you $5 off your purchase. In order to take advantage of their offer, you have to walk in there every time and spend 15 bucks. For a deal hunter, this isn't easy to come to terms with. Let's say you had coupons for every item you bought. Yes, you could get you total knocked down quite a bit, but my other gripe about this store is that everything is so EXPENSIVE! Walmart and even my local grocery store doesn't have prices that high. I can use the same coupon at one of those places and get a way better deal simply because it costs less elsewhere. Plus, in my opinion, its a dumpy store.

In the end, I did get a few good deals, but I still ended up paying $20 in food and drugstore items because of their restrictions. 

Here's what I scored:

  • Downy Infusions one of my better deals. It was on sale for 5.49 (not sure of the price at most places). I had a $1 off P&G coupon (12/30) and Kmart double it. Final price was 3.49
  • Snackwells 100 Calorie Pack was the other awesome deal of the trip. Got a rare $1 off coupon from their facebook page: here. They were $2.50, but with my coupon and Kmart's match, they came out to 50 cents!
  • Crest 3D White was on sale for $3.50. My 50 cent P&G coupon doubled to $1, making it $2.50
  • Planters Peanuts were on sale for 2/$7 (although I saw them at CVS today for 2/$6). Found a $1 coupon on plus Kmart's match. Final price was $2.50 each.
  • Special K Pastry Crisps were supposed to be 3/$8. I figured if I bought one, it would be 2.66, but I guess it doesn't work like that at Kmart since my receipt says $3.29. My coupon from was for 70 cents off. With the double, they were $1.89. Oh well
  • Snickers Mini's were found all alone on a random clearance shelf for 90 cents. Pretty good find
Now, after all these items, I didn't reach $25. I returned to groceries to grab more. 
  • The Lay's chips were on sale as BOGO free. Without this deal, they would have been some pretty pricey chips! They came out to $2.14 each. Would I have gotten them if I didn't have to reach $25? No.
  • 7-up and Dr. Pepper were on sale for $1 each. That price is hard to find so I'm not upset about it.
  • SmartSense Tortilla Chips were free for members (and you have to be a member to double coupons) as long as you spent $25.
Found some pretty awesome deals while walking around the store; However, they were not grocery items, which threw me off the first time I went to the register. 
  • Joe Boxer Thermals only $4
  • Out-of-Packaged Underwear were on 50% clearance of an already cheap price. They ended up being $1.33 each. And after a good washin', that comes out to a good deal.

Yes, I did get some epic deals, like the Downy and Snackwells. But everything else, I could have found at another store with a sale and paid the same price without those coupons being doubled. All in all, it is a learning experience and only experience is the best teacher. I'm sure I did not shop as efficiently as I could have and there are people out there that can knock down that $15 you are obligated to spend to $5. I have just learned that Kmart isn't the place for me.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Big Savings Today!

Just got home from a long day of shopping, but boy did I get some good deals!

Let's start with CVS. I traveled to two separate locations to get all these deals.
  • Free Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy (Trial Size). Find the coupon here
  • Head and Shoulders Green Apple Conditioner was on 50% off Clearance for 2.99. I used my P&G coupon clipped from the paper on 12/30 for $2 off of 2. Final price was $2 Each.
  • Dial NutriSkin for Dry Skin was on Clearance for $1.74. The first CVS I went to was sold out, the next one only had 2 left so hurry fast for this deal! With the coupon from for $1.50 off, this lotion came out to only 24 cents!!!
  • Always Infinity Pads were on sale for $3.99 (orig. price is 5.49). I used my P&G coupon (12/30) for $1 off, so final price was $2.99
  • Two Travel size Aleve (total of 12 ct.) ended up being an 86 cent money maker! To find this coupon, look for the tear pad coupon near the vitamins. It is $4 off of 2 Alka-Setlzer Plus, Bayer Asprin, Aleve, One-A-Day, Citracal, Flinstones Multivitamins, Philips, or TruBiotics Products and there is no size restriction.  Here's what it looks like:
  • Garnier Fructis Style PureClean Cream was on clearance for $1.14. With the $1 off coupon from, it was only 14 cents!
  • Pantene Classic Care Conditioner was on Clearance for $1.24. The Classic Care Shampoo was only on sale for $3.50, but I was able to use my P&G coupon (12/30) for $3 off of two. After the coupon,  the price for both was $1.74 (or 84 cents each!). Pretty Awesome for a $5 shampoo.
My next stop for savings was at Petsmart
  • Won 2 coupons from an instant win game by Freshstep. (Sorry, the sweepstakes ended 12/30).  The coupons for free treats up to $4, so picked up some tasty and healthy treats for my kitty cats for free.
  • 20 lb Tidy Cats Litter was on sale for 7.99. I used my $5 Holiday Bucks (which I received from buying the 35lb litter before Christmas), so the total was $2.99. Petsmart had some awesome deals during December.
Can't forget my savings at Meijer today. Got a Free gallon of milk! If you live near a Meijer, go to their website and sign up for mperks. Type in the code FREEMILK and get your milk by 1/19. No coupon necessary, just your phone number. I was also given a coupon for $2 off my purchase. I used mperks for the first time today and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's nice that you don't need to print or clip anything, but I was unsure of the details on a coupon and ended up not qualifying for it. I'll have to go back to exchange it for the right product. I may only take advantage of this program once in awhile.

Overall, it was a great haul. If you purchased P&G products from 10/14/12 - 12/31/12, don't forget about this mail-in rebate offer:
If you spent $50 before coupons, send in your receipts and UPC codes for a $15 rebate. I wish I knew about this offer before. I unfortunately won't be able to use it :( You have until 1/31 to send it in!

My total for my excursion today was only $11.24 and I got tons of stuff. This is my biggest savings since I've started couponing so I'm really excited about it! See you in a few days!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Most Recent Savings

Here are a couple of deals I've gotten over the last few days.

  • Free box of Sunbelt Bakery Bars (found this coupon in a newspaper a month back)
  • Kashi Cereal for only $1 at Target! On top of the current sale, print out the coupon from and the coupon from Awesome price
  • Peanut M&M's 75 cents each with the coupon for The Holiday Clearance is now marked down to 70%. However, I think all candy is marked down to $1.49, regardless of the original price. Still a terrific savings; it was originally $6 for both. And they are my favorite :)
My total for all these items was $2.60. Happy Couponing!