Friday, August 12, 2011

My trip today =)

So tonight I went to CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens.  I hardly EVER go to Walgreens, I really just don't like that store. BUT ANYWAY.

Rite Aid!

2 Arm and Hammer Toothpastes
2 BiC Pens.

Total OOP: $2.92
Got Back: $6 UPs


4 Nature Valley Bars
2 Keebler Jumbo Fudge Bars
2 Bags Gardetto's
2 Secret Deodorants
2 Great Lash Mascara's
2 Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blasts
1 pack of Sponges.

TOTAL OOP: $11.81
Got Back: $4 ECBs and a $10 Gas Card


(4) 2 Packs Expo Markers
1 Orange Slices

OOP: $0.54

It was a pretty good day for me!!! =) =)

Anyone else have any good shopping trips this week?!

Why I coupon

A lot of times I get asked the question, "Why do you coupon?" Now normally I say something along the lines of "Well, to save money."

But really, it goes beyond that.

I coupon to save money yes, and that is one of my main reasons for doing it, but I'm not just saving myself money, I am saving my family money as well. You see, I shop for my family, they do their own grocery shopping, at least for fruits and vegetables and meats and things, and I do the rest of their shopping.  I shop for their shampoos and conditioners, their hair things, pills they may need, body washes, lotions, and other things that I can get cheaper than they can. Sometimes I shop for their foods that don't need to be frozen or refrigerated as well.

Another thing is I can do other things with the money I save.  I can go on vacation, we can but new appliances, we can redo the house, or we can put that money away and save for a rainy day.

Another thing is because I LOVE to coupon.  Couponing is my thing, it is one of my hobbies, and I love to do it.  Being able to clip my coupons and organize them in my binder makes me smile, it helps me to de-stress.  I love it, it makes me happy.  Plus, my fiance loves it because he gets to watch sports, UFC, or wrestling while I coupon.

There are a lot of reasons why I coupon, but those are a few of the major ones =)

So, now a question: Why do you coupon?  Do you use the money you save for other stuff or do you save it?

Let me know in a comment below! =)

Sunday Coupon Preview 8/14

8/14 Smartsource.
Ken's $1/2 16 oz. dressings (9/30/11)
Ken's $1/1 any ken's marinade (9/30/11)
Ken's $1/2 8 or 9 oz. dressings (9/30/11)
Resolve $.50/1 laundry pre-treat product (9/25/11)
General mills $1/2 general mills cereals listed : boo berry, cinnamon toast crunch, cocoa puffs (any), cookie crisp (any), count chocula, dora the explorer, franken berry, golden grahams, kix (any), lucky charms (any), reese's puffs, trix (9/24/11)
Up2u $1/2 packs of up2u gum (9/30/11)
Up2u $1/1 any 3 pack (9/30/11)
Hamburger helper $.75/3 any flavor hamburger helper, tuna helper or chicken helper home cooked skillet meals (10/8/11)
Yoplait $.50/2 cups any flavor yoplait greek yogurt (10/8/11)
Cottonelle $.75/2 4-packs or $.75/1 12-pack or larger toilet paper (9/25/11)
Cottonelle $.75/2 flushable moist wipes (not valid on trial size) (9/25/11)
Huggies $1.50/1 package of huggies diapers (9/10/11)
Huggies $3/1 pack of huggies little movers slip-on diapers (9/10/11)
Huggies $.40/1 package huggies baby wipes (64ct or larger)
Pert plus $1/1 pert plus 3-in 1 or 2-in-1 product (ets) (9/30/11)
Sure $1/1 sure anit-perspirant & deodorant product (9/30/11)
Kleenex $.50/3 boxes (50 count or higher) or one bundle pack of kleenex facial tissue (ets) (9/25/11)
Kleenex $.50/2 boxes (50 count or higher) of kleenex ultra-soft, lotion or anti-viral facial tissue (ets) (9/25/11)
Post-it $2/1 lable product purchase of $5 or more (9/18/11)
Post-it $1/1 super sticky notes purchase of $5 or more (9/18/11)
Post-it $2/1 tab, flag or pocket product purchase of $5 or more (9/18/11)
Post-it $2/1 not dispenser purchase of $5 or more (9/18/11)
Goodnites $2/1 package of underwear (jumbo pack or larger) (9/10/11)
Kleenex $.75/1 package of kleenex hand towels (ets) (10/9/11)
Danimals $.50/1 danimals pack (10/9/11)
Welch's $1/1 64 oz grape juice or juice blend (any flavor) (9/15/11)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetics product (9/18/11)
Dentek $1/1 floss pick $2 or more (10/9/11)
Dentek $3/1 dental guard (10/9/11)
Air wick $4/1 freshmatic ultra or freshmatic compact starter kit (9/25/11)
Air wick buy 2 get one free freshmatic ultra refill (9/25/11)
Air wick $1/1 scented oil double fresh warmer (9/25/11)
Air wick $1.50/1 freshmatic compact refill (9/25/11)
Air wick $1/1 flip & fresh (9/25/11)
Johnsonville $.55/1 package breakfast sausage links or patties (9/30/11)
Playtex $2/1 gentle glide tampons (18ct or larger) (10/9/11)
Playtex $1/1 sport body wipes (10/14/11)
A1 $1/1 bottle of a.1. steak sauce (10 oz or larger) (9/18/11)
Reese's or kit kat $1/3 bags snack size candy (9 oz- 22 oz) (9/18/11)
Biore $2/1 biore product (ets) (12/31/11)
Garfield's $5 off $20 minimum purchase required (10/31/11)
Garfield's $5 off $20 minimum purchase required (10/31/11)

8/14 Redplum
Advil 40 ct or higher, Advil PM 16ct or higher, ThermaCare 2 ct or higher no trial $2.00/1 (10/8/11)
Angel Soft Bath Tissue two(2) 6 Double roll or larger $1.00 (11/14/11)
Brawny paper towels two (2) 2-roll or larger $1.00 (11/15/11)
Centrum or Caltrate no trial $2.00/1 (10/8/11)
Clearasil product $1.00/1 (9/25/11)
Cheer products $1.00/2 (11/30/11)
Dimetapp, robitussin, Advil congestion relief or children's advil no trial $1.00/1 (10/8/11)\
Advil 40 ct or higher, Advil PM 16ct or higher, ThermaCare 2 ct or higher, Centrum or Caltrate, Dimetapp, robitussin, advil congestion relief or children's advil $5.00/3 no trial (8/27/11)
Era product $1.00/1 (11/30/11)
Febreze with gain product $1.00/1 (9./30/11)
Gain Detergent $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Gain dishwashing liquids $1.00/2 (9/30/11)
Hefty One Zip bags $1.00/2 (11/30/11)
Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat, packages $1.00/2 (9/17/11)
Hillshire Farm rope or link smoked sausage $1.00/2 (9/17/11)
Mr. Clean liquids or sprays $1.00/2 (9/30/11)
Kudos Milk chocolate granola bars 10 ct carton $1.00/2 (10/9/11)
L'Oreal haircolor product $2.00/1 (10/9/11)
L'Oreal haircolor product $5.00/2 (10/9/11)
Luigi's real Italian product .50/1 (9/24/11)
Milk-bone dog snacks $1.50/2 (10/14/11)
Milk-bone healthy favorites dog snacks $1.00/1 (10/14/11)
Milo's Kitchen brand home style dog treats 3.3oz or smaller $1.00/1 (10/8/11)
Milo's Kitchen brand home style dog treats 10oz or larger $1.50/1 (10/8/11)
Olay regenerist Moisturizer no trail $3.00/1 (9/30/11)
Buy one Olay Pro X, Regenerist or total effects moisturizer get one Olay body wash FREE up to $7.99 (9/30/11)
Pup-Peroni dog snacks 4.8oz or larger $1.50/2 (10/15/11)
Scotties facial tissues 5 boxes or 2 multipacks $1.00 (9/17/11)
Sensodyne products excludes 0.8oz $1.00/1 (9/30/11)
Sensodyne products excludes 0.8oz $2.50/2 (9./30/11)
Snausages or Snaw Somes! dog snacks (9.75 oz or larger) $1.50/2 (10/15/11)
Suave Body Lotion prodcut 18 oz or larger $1.00/1 (9/11/11)
Suave Body Wash products Buy Two (2) get One (1) FREE up to $3.00 (9/11/11)
Suave Deodorant product .75/1 (9/11/11)
Suave kids shampoo or conditioner products .50/2 (9/11/11)
Suave Men shampoo, conditioner or styling product .50/2 (9/11/11)
Suave Professional shampoo or conditioner Buy one get one Suave Professionals dry shampoo or styling product FREE up to $3.50 (9/11/11)
Superpretzel pretzel dogs product .50/1 (9/24/11)
Vanity Fair Hand Towels $1.00/1 (11/16/11)
Vanity Fair Napkins $1.00/2 (11/16/11)
Vanity Fair Plates $1.00/2 (11/16/11) 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Yippy =)

So once again, I went to CVS and Rite aid today! WOOT WOOT! I'm going to Meijer, I just havent gotten there yet. haha.
I have pictures today, so here we go:


I got

(2) Dove Shampoos
(3) Dove Conditioners
(5) Dove Hairsprays
(2) Revlon Lipsticks

TOTAL OOP: $1.71

And I got $6 ECBs and a $10 Gas Gift Card back!! =)


(3) Listerine Mouthwashes
(4) Crest Mouthwashes
(1) Neutrogena Concealer
(1) Oral B power Toothbrush
(1) Viactiv
(1) Bengay

TOTAL OOP: $17.87
PLUS I got back $15 UPS and a $10 SCR for the Crest Mouthwash and a $2.99 SCR for the Oral B =)

Yay! =)

Monday, August 1, 2011


I went to CVS and Rite Aid.  Now normally I don't do a lot of shopping on Sundays but I had a bunch of coupons that I wanted to use that expired yesterday, So I had to go =)

At CVS I got:

1 Tresemme Shampoo
3 Tresemme Conditioners
3 Revlon Lipsticks
2 Fusion ProGlides

OOP: $12.71 GOT BACK: $19 ECBs

At Rite Aid I got

2 Fusion Pro Glides
4 Gillette Body Washes
4 Nivea Body Washes

OOP: $8.12 Got Back: $10 UPs

I think I did pretty good. =)

My fiance LOVES the Fusion Proglide Razors, it's all he will use, so we buy the actual razors instead of buying the cartridges, haha.  Those things are EXPENSIVE even with a coupon, so it's always cheaper to buy the Razors when P&G releases a $4 off coupon and the stores give back $5 in rewards.

How did your weekend go? Did you score any sweet deals?


A song for Monday Blog Hop! =)