Sunday, November 18, 2012

CVS trip 11/18

My trip to CVS at midnight resulted in 2 transactions totaling $13.81, and I saved $93.59. I now have $33.68 in ECBs! Overall this was a great trip!
I could've had less OOP but would've had to do several more transactions, and it was not worth the hassle, especially since my hubby came with me.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Unreal Candy: The down-low from a BzzAgent



I just wanted to remind everyone that I am a BzzAgent and received a coupon for a FREE product to try out some Unreal candy unjunked.

I had one that was similar to a Milkyway (chocolate caramel nougat) and ohhh was it tasty.  You know how some "healthy" or "better for you" foods just don't taste the same as the original unhealthy version?  Well, Unreal candy is so the opposite.  It's delicious and doesn't taste like it's better for you!  Misleading?  Yes.  Am I okay with that?  Yes!  Anyway, it was great and yummy and hit the spot.  I bought another one today that is similar to Reese's PB cups (chocolate peanut butter), and I can't wait to try it out!

So what makes these Unreal "candy bars" better for you?  Well, they have:

  • NO artificial ingredients
  • NO corn syrup
  • NO hydrogenated oils
This is great.  Who would've thought candy could be not so bad for you?  Granted, it's still candy and so you should still eat it in moderation, BUT don't feel as guilty if you sneak a bite!  Head on over to Unreal's website to check out the different "candy bars" they make and the nutritional factors!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekly Shopping Trip: 7/29

So this week I went to 3 stores and spent a total of $63.96 (a little over budget). I stopped at Walmart (not pictured), CVS, and Kroger. See how I did it!

Stop 1: Walmart (spent: $10.51 | saved 33%)

(2) bread @ $1.38
Bagels @ $1.76
(2) ziploc freezer bags @ $2.68 each
Used $1/2
Oscar Mayer Selects lunch meat @ $3.48
Used FREE coupon from here
Bon Ami cleaner @ $0.88
Used $0.25/1 peelie
OOP - $9.51

Stop 2: CVS (spent $17.65 | saved 77%)

Transaction 1
Schick Hydro 3 razor @ $8.99
Used $4/1
Schick Quattro refills @ $12.49
Used $3/1 found Facebook
Schick shave gel @ $3.99
Used $1/1
Used $4ECB from last week
OOP - $13.47 (paid with FREE $5 Gv from store opening) + got back $10ECB

Transaction 2:
(6) Kellogg's cereals variety @ $2 each
Used 3 - $1/2 found here
(2) Kellogg's frosted flakes @ $1.99 each
Used $1/2 found here
Used $10ECB from transaction 1
OOP - $1.98 + got back $5 ECB

Stop 3: Kroger (spent $35.80 | saves 38%)

(4) Kroger beans @ $0.69 each
(2) Betty Crocker brownies @ $1 each
(2) bob evans ground sausage @ $1.99 each (manager's special)
(2) Kraft cheese @ 2/$4
Large eggs 18ct @ $1.88
(2) Kroger OJs @ 2/$3
Used $0.60/2 Kroger coupon
Kroger milk @ $2.99
Onion rolls @ $0.99 (manager's special)
Grapes @ $1.69/lb
(4) Met-rx protein bars @ $1.09 each (close out price)
Used $1.60/4 found here
(6) balance bars @ $1 each
Used 2 - $1.10/3 found ok facebook
(2) Kroger disinfectant wipes @ $1 each
Ivory soap 3ct @ $1
Used $1/1 (7/1 PG)
OOP - $33.14

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday Coupon Insert: 7/29

Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview we have a sneak peek into next week's coupons!  This week there will be 4 inserts; P&G, 2 - RedPlum, and SmartSource.  Remember, coupons vary by region so you may get coupons slightly different from this list.



P&G Insert Coupons (Expire 8/31/12) All Coupons are ETS.
Save $2.00/2 on TIDE DETERGENT OR DOWNY
Save $.75/1 on TIDE DETERGENT OR DOWNY
Save $.50/1 on TIDE BOOST
Save $2.00/1 on TIDE BOOST 15-37 CT
Save $.25/1 on PRODUCT CHARMIN
Save $.25/1 on BOUNTY
Save $.25/1 on PUFFS 3PACK
Save $.50/1 on DAWN
Save $1.00/1 on CASCADE
Save $1.00/1 on CASCADE RINSE
Save $.50/1 on FEBREZE FABRIC
Save $.50/1 on SWIFFER WETJET SOLUTION
Save $.50/1 on MR CLEAN
Save $1.00/1 on SWIFFER STARTER KIT
Save $1.00/1 on SWIFFER DUSTER ,SWEEPER
Save $.75/1 on DURACELL COPPERTO
Save $1.50/1 on DURACELL RECHARGEABLE
Save $1.00/1 on ORALB TOOTHBRUSH RECHARGEABLE
Save $.75/1 on CREST THOOTHPASTE
Save $.75/1 on ORAL B GLIDE FLOSS
Save $BUY 1CREST RINCE (946ML) GET 1FREE (500ML)
Save $.30/1 on IVORY
Save $.50/1 on ORAL B STANGES MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH
Save $.50/1 on ORAL B THOOTHPASTE KIDS
Save $1.50/2 on ALWAYS PADS
Save $2.00/1 on ALWAYS INFINITY 12CT
Save $1.50/2 on TAMPAX
Save $2.00/1 on TAMPAX PEARL
Save $1.50/2 on ALWAYS PANTILINERS
Save $Save $2.00/1 on ZZZQUIL
Save $1.00/1 on METAMUCIL
Save $1.00/1 on PRILOSEC
Save $3.00/1 on ALIGN PRODUCT
Save $1.00/1 on HEAD&SHOULDERs
Save $1.00/2 on OLD SPICE PRODUCT
Save $3.00 BUY 1 GILLETTE FUSION PROGLIDE CARTRIIDGE GET Save $3.00/1 on GILLETE RAZOR
Save $1.00/1 on GILLETE FISION
Save $1.00/2 on gillette deodorant
Save $3.00/1 on box nice n easy
Save $2.00/1 on clairol hair color
Save $3.00/2 on pantene product
Save $1.00/2 on secret deodorant or body spray
Save $2.00/1 on secret clinical
Save $5.00/1 on OLAY PROX OR REGENERIST MOISTURIZER
Save $3.00/1 on OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS
Save $1.00/1 on COVERGIRL PRODUCTS
Save $3.00/2 on COVERGIRL PRODUCTS
BUY 1 OLAY FACIAL OR CLEANCER GET 1 OLAY BODY BAR,BODY WASH SHOWER BODY LOTION (UP TO Save $5.99)
Save $1.50/1 on PAMPERS BOX DIAPERS
Save $.50/1 on WIPES PAMPERS
Save $.75/1 on SCOPE MOUTHWASH
Save $1.00/1 on FIXODENTADHESIVE
Save $1.00/1 on IAMS
Save $1.00/3 on IAMS CANNED

RedPlum Coupon Preview #1
Accu-Check $10/1 Nano SmartView system (12/31)
all $1/1 liquid, powder or mighty pacs laundry detergent (9/9) ETS
Axe $1/1 antiperspirant, deodorant or body spray (8/26)
Best Foods $.70/1 product 22oz+ (8/26)
Caress $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS
Clear $2/1 hair care product (8/26) ETS
Country Crock $.60/1 product excludes limited edition flavors (8/26)
Degree $.75/1 Adrenaline Series 2.7oz product (8/26)
Degree Women $.75/1 motionSENSE product (8/26)
Dove $.50/1 beauty bar 4-bar pack+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)
Dove $1/1 body wash 12-16oz excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)
Dove $2/1 body wash 18oz+ excludes trial and Men+Care (8/26)
Dove $2/1 Clinical Protection antiperspirant/deodorant (8/26)
Dove $3/2 hair care products (8/26) ETS
Dove Men+Care $.75/2 antiperspirants or deodorants 1,7oz, 2.7oz or 3oz (8/26) ETS
Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face bar 6-bar pack+ (8/26) ETS
Dove Men+Care $1/1 body and face wash 13.5oz+ or Active Clean shower tool (8/26) ETS
Finishing Touch $1/1 Smile (10/31)
Flintstones $1/1 multivitamin product (9/30)
Jimmy Dean $.55/2 rolls dnd (8/26)
Jimmy Dean $.75/1 product excluding rolls dnd (8/26)
Lipton $.50/1 tea bags, tea & honey to-go or pitcher size or any iced tea mix (8/26) ETS
Lipton $.60/1 tea & honey to-go or pitcher size (9/23) ETS
Nicorette $10/1 Nicorette Gum 100ct+, NicoDerm CQ 14ct+ or Nicorette Lozenge 72ct+ (9/9)
One A Day $2/1 multivitamin product (9/23)
One A Day $3/1 TruBiotics probiotic supplement (9/30)
Paseo $.50/1 product excluding single roll bath tissue (9/30)
Paseo $1/1 8-roll paper towel or 12-roll bath tissue (9/30)
Q-tips $.25/1 product 170ct+ (8/26) ETS
Ragu $.50/2 pasta sauce jars (8/26)
Rimmel London $1/1 product (9/30)
Rimmel London $1/1 Scandaleyes mascara (9/30)
RoseArt $1/3 products (10/7)
Suave $.25/1 body lotion product (8/26) ETS
Suave $.25/1 Professionals men product (8/12) ETS
Suave $.25/1 Professionals product (8/12) ETS
Suave $.75/1 deodorant product (8/26) ETS
Suave $.75/2 Naturals or Kids body wash products (8/26) ETS
Suave Kids $.25/1 product (8/12) ETS
Surf $1/1 laundry detergent (9/9)
The Board Dudes $1/1 product $2.99+ (10/7)
The Write Dudes $1/2 products (10/7)
Welch’s $.35/1 jam, jelly or spread (9/30)
Wish-Bone/Western $.50/1 dressing (8/26) ETS
RedPlum Coupon Preview #2
Aveeno $1/1 facial moisturizer with SPF or body lotion with SPF (9/30) ETS
Aveeno $2/1 sun product (9/30) ETS
Band-Aid $.50/1 adhesive bandages product (9/30) ETS
Bengay $3/1 Zero Degrees cold therapy or pain relief + massage product (10/31) ETS
BonSavor $1/1 product (9/30)
Clean & Clear $1.0/1 product (9/30) ETS
Desitin $.75/1 product (9/30) ETS
Garnier $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (9/8) ETS
Garnier $1/1 style product (9/29) ETS
Johnson’s $.75/1 baby product excludes sizes 1-4oz, Buddies and Kids 1ct sudzing bar (9/30)
Johnsons & Johnson $.75/1 Red Cross brand product excludes trial size and first aid kits (9/30)
Keebler $.55/1 cinnamon roll cookies (9/23)
Keebler $.55/2 cookies (9/23)
K-Y $3/1 premium product (9/30)
Listerine $.50/1 mouthwash 1L+ or Zero 1L+ (10/31)
Listerine $1/1 Total Care 1L+ or Fluoride Defense 1L (10/31) ETS
Listerine/Reach $1/1 Smart Rinse 500ml or kids toothbrush (10/31)
L’Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade (9/23)
L’Oreal $2/1 Preference, Feria or Healthy Look Creme Gloss haircolor products (10/1)
Neosporin $1/1 product (9/30)
Nestle $1.25/2 Pure Life purified 8oz multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)
Nestle $1/2 Pure Life purified water .5-liter multi-packs 24pk+ (9/9)
Neutrogena $1/1 lip or eye makeup (9/30) ETS
Neutrogena $1/1 skincare, suncare or shave product excludes acne, cleansing and trial sizes (8/28)
Neutrogena $2/1 face makeup product (9/30)
Purina $1.50/1 16.5lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)
Purina $1.50/10 ALPO cans (9/10)
Purina $1.50/3 Friskies dry cat food bags (10/31)
Purina $1/1 3.lb+ bag of Cat Chow (9/14)
Purina $1/1 4lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit & Trim dog food (10/21)
Purina $1/1 Tidy Cats 7lb+ (10/29)
Purina $1/2 dog snacks (10/29)
Purina $1/2 Friskies cat treats or Whisker Lickin’s cat treats (10/29)
Purina $1/3 Fancy Feast appetizers 2oz trays (10/29)
Purina $1/30 Friskies canned or pouch or $1/2 12ct variety packs or $1/1 24ct+ variety packs (10/31)
Purina $2/1 ALPO 8ct+ variety pack (9/10)
Purina $3/3 dog snacks (10/29)
Reach $1/1 toothbrush excludes trial size and Crystal Clean toothbrush (10/31)
Reach $1/1 Total Care floss product (10/31)
Skinny Cow $1/1 multi-pack chocolate candy product 4.65-6oz (10/31)
Skinny Cow B1G1 free singles candy .77-1oz up to $.99 (10/31)
Stayfree/Carefree/o.b. $.50/1 product (8/31)
Visine $2/1 product 1/2 floz+ or Soothing Wipes product (10/1) ETS
Smartsource coupon insert
Save $5.00/1 on Allegra 30ct and higher or any Allegra d
Save $2.00/1 on Allegra 5 ct or 15ct
Save $1.00/1 on Bic stationery product***HOT***
Save $1.50/1 on Biz laundry detergent
Save $1.50/1 on Biz liquid or blast pack
Save $.50 on any Colgate toothpaste
Save $.50/1 on Green giant seasoned
Save $3.00/2 on Glucerna products
Save $3.00/2 on Glucerma huger smart product
Save $.50/1 on Duck tape packaging
Save $.35/1 on Franks red hot sauce
Save $1.00/2 on Glad food storage product
Save $1.00/1 on Hidden valley farmhouse original
Save $2.00/1 on Icaps eye vitamins
Save $1.00/1 on Revlon beauty products
Save $1.00/2 on Revlon hair color
Save $1.00/1 on OXi product (face)
Save $2.00/1 on Oxi clinical product
Save $1.00/1 on Purell 8oz
Save $1.00/1 on Nature made vitamin d product
Save $2.00/1 on Nature made cholest off product
Save $2.00/1 on Nature made fish oil product
Save $1.50/1 on Systane product
Save $1.50/1 on Opti free solution
Save $2.00/1 on Schick hydro silk razor or refills
Save $2.00/1 on Schick hydro power select
Save $2.00/1 on Schick hydro refills
Save $.75/1 on Schick hydro shave gel
Save $1.00/1 on Scrubbing bubbles total kitchen
Save $.50/ 1 Scrubbing bubbles all purpose
Save $3.00/1 on Scubbing bubbles bowl cleaner starter kit
Save $1.00/2 on Scrubbing bubbles bathroom
Save $1..002 Scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaning product
Save $1.00/3 on Twizzler candy bags
Buy 1 Wholly salsa product get 1 free
Save $1.50/1 on Wholly guacamole
Save $.50/1 on Wonderful almonds
Save $1.00/2 on Windex


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekly Shopping Trip: 7/22

So this week I went to 2 stores, CVS and Kroger (although I did stop at Walmart the other day for some charcoal). I spent a total of $. Here's how I did it.

Stop 1: CVS (spent $2.53 | saved )

(2) Crest Pro-Health mouthwash 250mL @ $2.99 each + get back $2ECB
Honey Bunches of Oats @ $1.99
Used $1/1 found here
Used $5ECB from last week
OOP- $1.97

Stop 2: Kroger (spent $40.27 | saved 47%)

Chicken breasts @ $5.53
Pork chops @ $7.03
(3) Kroger yogurts @ $0.20 each
Rubbermaid Lunchblox @ $5.99
Used $1.50/1 found here
Milk @ $1.99
(2) Kroger cheese @ 2/$4
Distilled white vinegar @ $2.59
Cooking spray @ $2.39
Garlic powder @ $1
Ground red pepper @ $1
Buy 10 save $5
(4) Pringles @ $0.99 each
Used $1/4 (7/22 RP)
(2) Dean's dip @ $0.99 each
Used $1/2 found here
(1) goldfish @ $0.99
(2) Tony's pizzas @ $1.49 each
Used 2 - $1/1 found here
Colgate toothpaste @ $0.99
Used $0.50/1 found here -- doubled
OOP - $37.23

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunday Coupon Inserts: 7/22



Thanks to Sunday Coupon Preview we have a sneak peek into this week's coupon inserts.  There will be 3 inserts this week; RedPlum, SmartSource, and Pepsico.  Remember coupons vary by region so your coupons may be slightly different.


RedPlum Coupon Preview
Dole Save $1/1 Aguas Frescas 64oz product (9/16)
Era Save $.50/1 (8/31) ETS
Fungicure Save $1/1 product (9/30)
Garnier Save $2/1 Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme (9/1)
Gillette/Satin Care Save $.55/1 shave prep (8/31) ETS
Gillette/Venus Save $2/1 Gillette Mach3 disposable, Sensor3 disposable, CustomPlus 3 disposable or Venus disposable, Daisy disposable or Daisy3 disposable (8/31) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris cleanser (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris eye product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris moisturizer or serum/treatment (9/16) ETS
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong treatment (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 EverStyle product (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Healthy Look Creme Gloss color (9/16)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17fl oz mini size (9/16)
Luigi’s Save $.752 real Italian ices (9/30)
Minute Maid Save $.75/2 frozen novelties (9/30)
Pedigree Save $1/2 dog treats (9/22)
Pedigree Save $2/1 dry dog food 15lb+ (9/22)
Swiffer Save $1/both WetJet pads 17ct+ AND WetJet solution (8/31)
Swiffer Save $5/1 WetJet starter kit (8/31)
Ultra Save $1/2 food for dogs cans or trays (9/16)
Ultra Save $3/1 food for dogs (9/16)




Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Compact refill excludes free item packs (8/19)
Air Wick Save $1.50/1 Freshmatic Ultra refill excludes free item packs (8/19)
Air Wick Save $2/1 Freshmatic Ultra or Compact starter kit (8/19)
Air Wick Save $2/2 candles (8/19)
Blue Diamond Save $.55/1 chilled or shelf-stable Almond Breeze almondmilk (9/30)
Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 almonds 6oz+ (9/30)
Blue Diamond Save $.75/2 Nut Thins or Baked Nut Chips 4.25oz+ (9/30)
Carefree Save $.50/1 product (8/31)
Clairol Save $2/1 hair color box ets (8/31)
Dole Save $.50/2 tropical fruit cans (9/16)
Farmer John Save $1/2 bacon or breakfast sausages (8/22)
Gain/Cheer Save $1/1 Gain detergent or fabric softener or Cheer product ets (8/31)
Gain/Cheer Save $2/2 Gain detergent or fabric enhancer or Cheer products ets (8/31)
Hill’s Science Diet Save $1/1 Ideal balance dog treats (8/31)
Hill’s Science Diet Save $2/1 Ideal Balance pet food (8/31)
Hill’s Science Diet Free Ideal Balance can with purchase of Ideal Balance dry dog food up to Save $2.09 (8/31)
Honey Maid Save $1/2 products 8-14.4oz dnd (10/21)
Johnsonville Save $1/1 chicken sausage 12oz package (10/21)
Johnsonville Save $1/1 pork & chicken sausage 17.63oz (10/21)
Kraft Save $.75/1 Fresh Take cheese & breadcrumb mix (8/22)
Lysol Save $3/1 No-Touch kitchen system starter kit (9/11)
New York Save $.50/1 frozen product (9/30)
o.b. Save $.75/1 tampon product ets (8/31)
Playtex Save $1/1 Gentle Glide tampons 14ctt+ (9/16)
Pledge Save $.75/1 product (9/1)
Revlon Save $1/1 color cosmetic (8/26)
Rips Save $.50/1 bite-size licorice 4oz+ (10/31)
Schick Save $1/1 Xtreme3 disposable razor pack 4 or 8ct (9/30)
Schick Save $2/1 Quattro for Women disposable razor pack (9/2)
Schiff Save $1/1 vitamin or supplement excludes Move Free (10/22)
Schiff Save $3/1 Move Free (10/2212)
Skintimate Save $.55/1 shave gel or cream shave excludes 2.75oz cans (9/2)
Star Save $1/1 olive oil 16oz+ (9/30)
Stayfree Save $2/1 product (8/31)
Zevia Save $3/1 6 pack (9/30)

PepsiCo Moments to Save Insert
Ball Park Save $.75/2 franks (8/11)
Crush Save $1/2 2-liter bottles dnd (8/11)
Doritos Save $1/2 tortilla chips 12oz+ (8/11)
Frito-Lay Save $.75/4 snacks bags 2.15-4oz (8/11)
Hasbro Free card game up to Save $6.99 when you buy an game Save $14.99 or more (8/20)
Lay’s Save $1/2 Kettle Cooked chips 8.5oz+ (8/11)
Lipton/Pure Leaf Save $1/2 Lipton Iced Tea 12pks 16.9oz PET bottles or Pure Leaf 6pks 18.5oz PET bottles (8/11)
Nerf Save $3/1 N-Strike Maverick Rev-6 Blaster or N Sports Weather Blitz Football (8/20)
O.N.E. Save $1/1 coconut water original flavor 1-liter bottle (8/11)
Pepsi Save $.55/1 NEXT 2-liter bottle dnd (8/11)
Pepsi Save $2/2 18, 20, 24 or 30 pack 12oz cans (8/11)
Pepsi B4G1 free 1.5 liter bottle (8/11)
Quaker Save $.75/2 Chewy granola bars or yogurt granola bars 5ct+ dnd (8/11)
Ruffles Save $1/2 potato chips 10oz+ and/or dips 14oz+ (8/11)
Sabra Save $.55/1 Hummus or other refrigerated Sabra dip (8/11)
Starbucks Save $2/2 Frappuccino chilled coffee drink and/or Doubleshot espresso drink 4 packs (8/11)
Sunchips Save $1/2 bags 7oz+ (8/11)
Tostitos Save $1/both tortilla chips 11oz+ AND salsa 14oz+ (8/11)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pinecone Research: Accepting new members


So I am a member of  Pinecone Research  and they are looking for new panelists!  They send you surveys by email and you take them and you earn money ($3/survey) in the form of a check or they'll put it into your PayPal account.  The surveys don't take very long and sometimes companies will want to send you products to try out (for FREE) you just have to keep the information confidential and then you take a survey reviewing how you liked or disliked the product.  Pretty great!  I've been a panelist for a few short months and have earned over $20!  So take the questionnaire and see if you qualify and start earning!