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Monday, November 30, 2009

challenges & weight loss

I signed up to participate in an 8 wk Body after Baby challenge twice this year.  I did not follow through either time.  Somehow, overlooking the bad food choices and lack of exercise, I managed to lose 10 pounds each time.  I guess I wasn't ready to commityet, but I saw a picture of myself from Thanksgiving, and I'm pretty sure that pic of my holding the baby, yet I still look slightly pregnany---yep, that's gonna get me motivated!  I really just need to workout--be consistent with cardio & strength training--put some other stuff on the back burner...drinking my water instead of juice right now, getting ready to head out in a few to go walking with a friend(of course, we are stopping by Godiva for a free piece of chocolate so it may defeat the purpose,lol).

I found three boxes of clearanced Photostamps codes at Walgreens(there were more last week, but I grabbed the last 3 yesterday); original price 19.99, down to 9.99...still higher than 20 stamps at the post office, but I paid in RR so it didn't matter to me!  Basically, you upload photos and make your stamp on  If you order 2 or more sheets of the same stamp, the price per sheet is discounted.  This is what I did:
stamp A 3 sheets, stamp B 2 sheets
used code cutekid12 for free shipping
used code tenoff for 10% off
ued the 3 codes I bought at Walgreens, which takes of the full 22.00 for each code even though each sheet was less than that since I ordered multiples;
final total $2.02 for 100 stamps!  My husband would insert here that I spent $30 more since I paid with RR, but to get those 4 RRs that I used, I only paid tax on the items; but, yes, somewhere way back in the long history of myWalgreens shopping I spent money somewhere to get my original RRs!

Walgreens 11/29

I had to rush out early in the morning to try and find the toothbrushes & bandaids...without much success.  It really irks me to find out that 1 couponer, who I apparently followed around to 2 stores, bought all the childrens bandaids, and is donating them, not using them...ugh!  I mean, she got them to do 20 or more transactions of 2 kids bandaids=3.00, use WQ=free, earn $1RR...she paid no tax, got all the bandaids and all those RRs...makes me sick!
The plan was 4 zooth or Oral B stages toothbrushes minus 4 $1 MQs & WQ=2.00, get $5 RR; 2 boxes bandaids minus WQ=free, get $1 RR; 2 glade products minus appropriate MQs=1.00, get $1 RR; 8 xmas pencils minus in ad Q=1.00; pay with $4 RR from last week...I was able to do this once, and then a couple more times without the bandaids...won't complain too much, though---ran into a Q trading buddy at one store, then met a new Q friend at another store! 
Looking forward to the sale that starts Dec 2:  Natrol Acai(ah-sigh-ee)...this has properties of healthy fats &'s good for you, go get some, plus with the $3 MQ, you'll pay $1, & get $4RR!
If you wear contacts, solution is free after RR.  There is a Northern tp RR deal also.  And Goody hair accessories are free after RR.  I will be getting the hair elastics and some Acai, and also I ordered MQs for the Ecotrin on sale, and ordered MQs for Toblerone candy(sale 2/3.00 til 12/26, use $1MQ and the IVC in the December book to get these free...I ordered 40 Qs, not that I really need that many, but surely I can use them in a recipe somehow...ummmm, yeah, just Googled Toblerone recipes---I'm good to go!)
The Ecotrin deal is good if you or someone you know is on an aspirin regimen for your dad is and I should start since my dad has a history of heart attacks, my gma has a history of strokes, and my Qs make them free with overage! 

Another great find yesterday:  I did a whole transaction without getting RR back--I know, strange of me to do that, but I really wanted these items:  found 3 boxes Photostamps codes(more on that in later post!) clearanced to 9.99, and yoga pants clearanced to 1.69...woohoo!  You might check out your store...I am trying to find more Photostamp boxes!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feed it Forward...FREE!!!

Thanks to my Mother-in-Law, who just sent me my first gift certificate!!! has a great promotion they're offering up! It's called Feed It Forward and provides the opportunity to help give away up to $30 million in FREE restaurant gift certificates—over 30 days—and allows you to treat friends, family, and colleagues to savings on a great meal out! The best part-- it’s FREE to Give and FREE to Receive! Yay! To get started, just go here and you'll be able to give a FREE $10 Gift Certificate to 30 different people, everyday until Christmas. Simply choose whom to give to and they take care of the rest!

My Black Friday shopping

I did venture to Walmart, but the one item I wanted was long, just Walgreens for me! Garrett, of course, helped by "holding" my coupons, but Trenton was home from school so I actually did have help today...AND, he bought me lunch after! What a good son!
6 transactions, 5different stores...
oop 11.85(mostly tax!), got back $ 76 in RR

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cookie Exchange Party

I was selected to be a Cookie Exchange Party hostess by Hershey's Kisses...woohoo! After the Thanksgiving/Black Friday madness, I will set a date and gets some folks invited! There were only 1000 people nationwide chosen, but anyone can visit this site for recipes or tips to host your own holiday cookie swap. I am excited...I will receive ingredients, a calendar, cookie boxes, and other goodies! Be watching for photos of my tasty event!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am so done with Walgreens...

until Friday, teehee! I can never quit Walgreen's...they are so my fav right now! They always pay me to shop there...can't beat that! Here's a quick glimpse of my buys the past 2 days:
6.78 oop, received $27 in RR back= profit of 21.22
6.39 oop, received $24 in RR back, plus 15.68 in eligible mail in rebates(the Physician's Formula makeup)= profit of 33.29

That right there, friends, is a view of cheap stocking stuffers! My 12 yr old loves body spray(even though he won't admit he likes girls yet, lol), and giving makeup and lotion to my mom, plus we use the fragrance free lotion for the Little One...definitely stocked up for awhile!

See you at Wags bright and shining Friday!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Walgreens, Target, Homeland 11/22

Well, I messed up on a couple transactions, spending more than I intended...blame it on wiggly baby & expired store signs...not complaining, though, because I bought lots of stuff I needed and pretty sure I still came out on top! I even forgot to use a RR on one transaction...
Sorry, no pics! If you need details on specific deals, just let me know..too tired to deal with it now, seeing as how I have to go reorganize cabinets again!
Walgreens(split into several transactions/stores):
8 Theraflu
15 Lubriderm
35 gift sacks
Ghiradelli bar(for my stocking!)
Ricola(forgot to use 2 coupons!)
4 5.1oz bags Lindt Lindor truffles
6 pkg Vanity Fair plates
oop 20.60, received $ 46 RR(should have been $52, but apparently I used my theraflu RR twice to pay for theraflu, so I didn't get 2 RR...ugh! I have got to start paying more attention, and maybe only 1 transaction at a time!)
some of my Qs gave overage..originally my total was -1.03, and the cashier redid the transaction 3 times until he got me a total, lol
1 bag cranberries
1 Kashi garlic crackers
200 ct coffee filters
2 Kotex liners
1 Dole tropical fruit
1 Coffeemate
oop 0.53!
I redeemed points on my hubby's credit card to get a Target $25 gc this week, and it arrived Saturday, so I used it to pay today, but my total was only $5.52, so I have almost $20 left on the card. I normally wouldn't use Qs to get this many freebies in one trip, but they were well-stocked and I refuse to go to Target during the BF sale, and I had coupons expiring soon!
7 pkg GE reveal light bulbs; on sale $2/pkg, used several MQs & TQs to get my price down to $2 for 7 4pks!
3 Keebler graham cracker crusts tpc 1.52 each, used 3 $1 MQs from Save a lot website= 0.52 each
1 Johnson's buddies soap bar 0.97, used $1MQ any Johnsons product
9 Steaz teas 1.09 each, used 3 bogo Qs from & 6 free MQs =free for all!
total 5.52, used gift card
I hope to found a few more Lubriderm before the week is over...1 mgr ordered some extra for me, but another mgr was supposed to and said it was discontinued & couldn't get any, huh? I opted to not do the Ritz/Wheat Thins deal previously posted since I have gotten so many Kashi crackers at Homeland...see, showing a little restraint!
So, I'll check a couple more stores for Lubriderm while I'm out this week, but not going out of my way to find it..too busy this week! Then Friday, Infusium & deodant extravaganza before the Sunday/Monday mad dash to find items before my coupons expire on 11/!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Why I love Homeland 11/20

$5.22 including tax...that's right! I ventured out of Tulsa to hit the Prattville store since my store is out of stock of everything..much better luck here, plus they let me do multiple transactions! I was denied 2 coupons...they said MQ clearly but since 1 had a Target emblem & 1 had Save a Lot written on it, the mgr said they wouldn't get reimbursed. I think he's wrong, but whatever...void and reshelve the products, then, folks! Anyway, happy with my $5.22 oop!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Walgreens week of 11/22

I think I may be just visiting Walgreens once or twice next week unless they put up some awesome online is what is on my list:
Lindt truffles 5.1oz bag 2/$5, use 0.50 IVC & $1/1 IP
4 Wheat Thins& 1 Ritz 5/$10, use $1/2 from D&Y book, 2 $1/2 IPs here, & $1/1 Ritz=5.00, get $3 RR
I may splurge and get ghiradelli 2/$5, minus the $1 from, if they have the caramel at that price!
Of course, pay with RR, and hope they have Lubriderm back next week!
Do the Nabisco cracker deal twice & submit for Keep the Jingle in Your Holidays Rebate

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homeland 11/18

Thanks to many who shopped this morning I wasn't able to find a few things on my list...oh, well, going back tomorrow!
I got all this for $3.04 including tax...sweet!

Credit Cards

Yuck! After my hubby paid off my massive credit card debt years before we got married, I was determined to not get into that kind of trouble again! We have 3 cards now, 2 of which have a balance. We have 0 % until next year on both, and the cash in the bank to cover the charges. So, the plan was to pay these out for the duration of 0% period...I got notice yesterday that 1 of the companies is not only raising our rate, but also ending our 0% period. Why? Because they can. We have impeccable credit and payment histories, so it isn't something we did wrong. A friend just got notice recently about her rate increase also, so I guess this is what they are doing to alot of people. I can tell you now that I won't be paying 9.99 or 14.99% interest on anything! We will be paying off the balance this month and ending our business with the company! Just whining about it now...I knew we'd eventually pay the card off, just thought it would be another 6 months or so...I feel really poor now :-( I guess I better be even more careful with my spending since this payment will use up a large chunk of our savings.


I need it! I am exhausted today, and I guess the skipping of the coffee this morning was a bad idea! As soon as I get a cup(or three) in me, and maybe have the opportunity to put Garrett in someone else's arms for a few, I'll try to get to my planned shopping this week & next & Black Friday! I am eagerly awaiting a phone call about a special order I requested at Walgreens for Lubriderm, but that should be tomorrow or later, when I am more awake!
Another thing I am working on: recipes! I am getting pretty good at dishes that are simple, tasty, & inexpensive...I'd like to share occasionally..stay tuned for this feature!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Reasors 11/17

I had plans to pick up some pork chops 98cents/lb and a little produce, and while at Reasors found a couple great coupons! I picked up for later sales some Kraft marshmallow Qs, some Glad clingwrap Qs, and a few bread Qs! What I came home with was a fairly good deal, too! I normally don't spend over a few bucks when I shop, but when there is a good price on meat, I try to stock up! I got 2 family packs of pork chops, 0.98/lb..I bought 16.5 lbs total, which I divided out into 3 chops/bag to freeze...I got 30 pieces, so 10 bags=10 meals in my house for $16! got 3 FreshPet meals 2.59 each, used 3 free Qs(I don't normally buy this dog food, but it was free & we are out of dog food!) got 3 heads of romaine for 99cents each got 3.2lbs oranges for 1.82 then the best find! I got 2 pkgs of Earthgrains multigrain thin buns for 2.99 each. Each had a Q stickered to it for 55 cents off, plus there was a tearpad on the display or $2 off produce wyb the bread! I am making bbq pork roast this week sometime so we will use the buns for sandwiches! The bread essentially paid for my produce...awesome!
Like I said, I don't normally spend this much in 1 trip, my total was 25.57, but I got enough pork chops for 10 meals! plus ll the other stuff!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Walgreens 11/15

Well, the gillette stuff is NOT rolling, but I hear the Aussie is...wll try later!
I changed my gameplan this morning. I took the bold step of recognizing I have a shopping problem before it was too late! I don't really need the Secret or Old Spice deodorant, especially since it isn't is what I got instead:
3 12pks Pepsi products 11.00, used $1 MQ=10.00, get 2RR
4 12 pks DrPepper/7up products 10.00
1 Gillette shave gel 1.99, used 0.55MQ=1.44, get RR for free product
1 Ricola mixed berry 1.00, used 0.50IVC=0.50, get 1RR
Aussie 3 min miracle! 2.99, used 1.00MQ=1.99, get 2RR
2 SF Theraflu 10.00, used 1.50MQ & 2 $2 IVCs=0.50, get 3RR
paid with 3 $8 RR from Lubriderm/J&J=0.43+tax=3.58 oop, got $8 RR & free shave gel RR

Saturday, November 14, 2009

free earrings

I have posted about Darcus Tori before...still waiting on them to offer garnet in their freebies...maybe in January?! This month's freebie: a free pair of round, diamond cut amethyst earrings on a sterling silver posts! The retail value of these is $59.99, so this is a great deal!
Hmmm...I checked and my link was 2 square cut sapphire...maybe more than 1 available this month? I guess you could add both to your cart, apply the code, and remove any that don't discount!
Here's how you can take advantage of this offer: 1. Click or here and add the earrings to your shopping many pairs as you want! 2. Use the promotion code 0801 3. Click the "ADD" button to activate the code 4. Complete check-out You will pay shipping...for my area it is about $5 per pair...not too shabby!

Walgreens week of 11/15

I am hoping to get to Walgreens early for a couple transactions...shouldn't be a problem since Garrett has decided that 530 a.m. is a nice time to get up! I don't have the whole week planned because I don't know if they will have restocked the Kleenex & Lubriderm from the past week, and I am not sure what to do wih the Gillette/Secret/Old Spice deal will give RR for a free item not for value...hmm... Trans #1 will look like this: 3 12 pks Pepsi products= 11.00, use $1/3 MQ=10.00, get 2RR 4 12 pks 7up products=10.00 Aussie 2.99, use $1MQ=1.99, get 2RR Secret Clinical 7.99, use $2 MQ from Vocalpoint(I have 4 or 5!)=5.99, get RR for free product 1 Ricola mixed berry w/vit C 1.00, use 0.50 WQ=0.50, get 1RR use $10RR, $10RR, $8RR, oop 0.48+tax Trans #2: gillette shave gel 1.99, use 0.55MQ=1.44, get RR for free product ricola 0.50, get 1RR 2 holiday pencils, use in ad Q=0.25 use $2RR from Pepsi in trans 1=0.19+tax then I will use the free product RR from shave gel to get: gillette shave gel 1.99, use RR=free ricola 0.50, get 1RR and this will tell me whether the gillette/secret/old spice RRs are rolling! stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Walgreens/Homeland 11/11

My husband called and woke the baby, so I got to go shopping after all!
At Homeland I paid 0.19! Apparently I got overage on a coupon or 2 because I should have paid a little over a complaining!
Went to 2 Kleenex to be seen! I paid 4.66, got back 17 in RR, so not bad. My oop could have been less if I hadn't bought 2 pkgs of tissue paper that did not ring up bogo...almost returned it when I realized, but decided I wouldn't want to draw attention to myself since I coupon there so much! I need to do a couple more transactions at Walgreens Friday/Saturday, so my RR will not expire before Black Friday, so please, please, please: if you are reading this and local: 1)don't go buy all the stuff I intend to buy & 2)don't tell everyone else about my deals so they go buy all the stuff I intend to buy! That being said, if you want to know what coupons I found to use today, leave me a comment with email and I'll fill you in!

Planning my shopping trips this week

Well, I was planning on shopping right now, but Garrett is's 745 am...he woke at 6...maybe a growth spurt. I thought that yesterday also because he napped quite a bit and nursed more than usual...better get some bigger clothes out! I would like to get a few more of the free/cheap wipes at Target, plus if my fav cashier is working, take him a candy or soda or something...he's young, he'll appreciate that! If there are some Glade gingerbread refills, I'll be tempted to get a few of those, too. Homeland this week has some decent deals. A good week to stock up on good pasta, but not me--we still have about 20 boxes from the last 2 sales on Ronzoni! I will be getting Coffeemate since I have 10 more coupons to use, and I'll get Campbells Harvest soups, because they are free after coupon. I'll also get the Crisco, since I may need more oil soon. Other than that, not much for me! Reasors has a decent price on pork chops, so I think I'll have Vince bring some home tonight! Walgreens, ah, Walgreens. Next week doesn't have many great RR deals, so I need to get a few deals late this week so I have some to use on Black Friday. Friday or Saturday this week I'll pick up some neopsporin & Kleenex & tissue paper. Next week they have Dove deodorant cheap, Pepsi products, Sunkist/DrPepper products, Aussie. Black Friday shows Infusium, toys, & aquafresh deals...get ready for the Walgreens extravaganza! Because I have been purchasing foods when they are free or almost free for months now, I have built up quite a stockpile. This affords me the ability to only purchase now to keep my stockpile going, with the exception of the occasional non-sale item. (I noticed yesterday I am low on brown sugar). We buy produce & meat & bread in bulk when on sale cheap, and store in the freezer. We eat what we have on hand, and plan meals around what is on sale, not what we have a craving for. This has saved us hundreds of dollars in just the few months we have been couponing. I do this so I can continue to stay home with Little One.

Monday, November 9, 2009

$50 in Lowe's Gift Cards for $1!!!

It works...I am amazed, and hooked! Online offers might just be my new obsession!
I tried this the last week of October, probably the 27th. I got an email a few days later to redeem my prize for trying out CompleteHome for $1 for one month. I requested my gift, the gift cards, then cancelled my membership via telephone on November 4th. Now, on November 9th, I got my $50 n Lowe's gift cards!!! Hello, Christmas gift for hubby! You can still do this offer...remember to follow the instructions in my previous post, and cancel within th first 30 days or you will be charged for another month. Here is the original post

Sunday, November 8, 2009

free Kleenex at Walgreens

I had to go back and try the Kleenex deal! I got all this for 99 cents+tax=3.52!!! Thankfully the link I had earlier for the MQ for Kleenex is MIA, so I can't do too much more damage! This is what I did: 1: 2 Betty Crocker Frosting, used 2 0.50 MQs & in ad Q 3 Kleenex 85 ct, used b1g1 MQ, $1 IVC & in ad Q 2 gift sacks, used in ad Q total 0.42+tax=0.94 2: 3 Kleenex as above 2 gift sacks 2 Carnation evap. milk, used 0.50/2 MQ & in ad Q total 0.14+tax=0.64 3: 3 Kleenex as above 2 fleece baby blankets 0.10 each 2 frosting as above 0.16+tax=0.68 4: same as 3 0.16+tax=0.68 5: 3 Kleenex as above flavored milk straws 0.25 2 Carnation evap milk as above 0.11+tax=0.58

0.01 + tax...using up those RR from Almay!

There isn't much I can use at Walgreen's this week that involves RR, and I'm not going to buy stuff just to roll the RR...maybe next week's ad will be better! I went ahead and decided to get in on the baking items on sale and a couple of the bogo items, using 1 set of Almay RR.

I got: 4 bags of Gold Medal Flour, used 4 0.50 MQs & in ad Q 9 holiday gift bags, used in ad Q Nestle morsels, used 0.50 MQ & in ad Q 4 Wet n Wild eye/lip liner pencils 0.99 each, bogo plus used 2 $1peelies 4 Clearasil face wash 4.79 each, bogo plus used 4 $2 MQs 2 Borden sweetened condensed milk(think fudge!), used $1/2 MQ & in ad Q 2 Carnation evap. milk, used $1/2 MQ & in ad Q 3 cans Libby pumpkin, used in ad Q used $10 RR from Almay and $5 RR from Almay total was 0.01+ tax= 2.48oop...yay!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Final savings for Waggin week ending 11/7

I wondered what my final savings was for all my Walgreens deals this week...I posted most of my transactions, but I also bought some of the vitamins on bogo, so that used up some RR. This is what I figured: Original value of merchandise 342.74 oop 41.22 RR left to spend 73.00 WOW! I bought over $340 worth of makeup, vitamins, lotion, razors, and Halloween clearance, and profited $32! My oop included the tax on everything, so I cleaned up at Walgreens this week!

Targeting & wagging 11/7

I said I was done withe the Glade gc deal, but spotted the gingerbread refills and caved! I did NOT have great coupons because I gave them all away(so I wouldn't buy anymore,lol), so I spent 5.50, got my $5 gc back..not bad! Also bought 3 GE energy smartbulbs 2.39 each, used $1/2 & $1/1 MQs & $2/2 & $2/1 TQs. Found Halloween 90% of so picked up cupcake tins 0.24, used 0.25MQ! Also snagged 6 tshirts for my son & hubby at 39 cents-75 cents each. Got myself a pair of knee highs(spiderweb) for next 10.06, got back $5gc!
A few Walgreens transactions:
Bic Soleil clearance 3.59, used $2 MQ (IP from website)
2 Almay mascara bogo 7.99, -8WQ
oop 2.57, got $3 RR for Bic
Bic Soleil 3.59, used $2 MQ
oop 1.90, got $3 RR
Bic Soleil 3.59, used $2 MQ
oop 1.90, got $3RR
pumpkin pail 0.49
almay foundation 9.99
almay eyeshadow bogo
6 almay mascara 6.99 each, -bogo, -$24 WQ
used 2 $3 RR from Bic, oop 4.13, got $10 RR & $5 RR

Friday, November 6, 2009

another online survey opportunity

just started HCDsurveys...2 quick surveys and $1 already...every little bit helps! Here's a link if you'd like to join Also, check out the other sites I've joined for money's my previous post about the sites

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guess what came in the mail?

that's! $30, in fact! It's from Nielsen...all I had to do was agree to right down what we watch on tv for 1 week starting tomorrow...easy money! Grey's Anatomy will be extra rewarding to watch this week!

$50 in Lowe's gift cards???

I tried this...we'll see if it works in about 2 weeks! Here's the copy & paste from another blogger...I say, can't hurt..only $1!

regarding the $50 in Lowe’s Cards:  It is for a $50 Lowes Gift Card in exchange for doing a trial with Complete Home for $1, Click here to sign up for this same offer. The trial is for one month, so make sure you cancel if you don’t want to be charged the next month. One you sign up you will immediately receive a welcome email, a member email, and a few days later you will receive an email with a link to redeem your gift card…do not use their link in the redemption email: Use the following link when it is time to redeem your card (AFTER you receive your redemption email NOT your welcome email).
The offer is currently a $20 towards a Utility Bill, MY link will get you the $50 Lowe’s Gift Card. FYI- I canceled my trial after I filled out the redemption form. You have one month to cancel which leaves you plenty of time. You can do this offer once every 6 months!!! I suggest using a Pre-Paid Debit card, this is how I did it. This offer does work, I have had countless readers get their Lowe’s cards. It could take around 2 weeks for your Lowe’s cards to come. This time around I got mine within a week. It will take approximately 2-3 days from the time you sign up to get all the emails I mentioned above.

Note:  I did not use a pre-pd card, just my regular Discover, and no problems!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Homeland this week

Know what I'm getting at Homeland this week? Not much! Why? My cabinets, fridge, freezer, & deep freezer are OVERFLOWING! I am going to pick up 1 or 2 Karo syrup (2.00, 0.40Q=1.20), and the fruit chillers (2.00, -1Q=free), and of course Coffeemate (1.79, -$1Q=free) I'll be going almost daily this month, as I have about 20 Coffeemate Qs that expire before December!

Walgreens 11/3

Luv the Almay deal this week! I don't have much time to detail everything I did just now, but basics: 6 transactions, used RR from last week to get started, then alternated RR from Lubriderm, Almay, & Herbal Essences...oop=17.05, still have $52 in RR, so profit of $34.95....what?! I got 12 mascaras, 4 foundations, 2 eyeshadows, 2 lip gloss, 3 Herbal Essence, 1 Aussie, 6 Lubriderm, 20 Halloween clearance items(0.06 each...fillers & wanted candles!)
I am really excited about the lotion..fragrance free..great for my baby--he has eczema, and I haven't had mascara on in over 6 months--guess I will now!
Wonder what I can buy next week with all my RRs?
adding a bit more info real quickly: for the $10 RR, buy the Pure Blends Almay foundation 9.99;
for the $5 RR, buy the Almay Pure Blends mascara, lip gloss, or eyeshadow;
the One Coat mascara is 6.99 or 7.99, use $4 Q in Nov. coupon book;
The reason this deal is so hot is because the ad says buy 1 get 1 half off, but most stores are ringing telling if or when this will be coreected, so check it out with just 2 items first, and if it rings free, then kindly excuse yourself from the line, saying you have more shopping to do!
adding more info, again, while the baby is napping!
Here is a break down of my transactions:
trans 1
Halloween clearance item 0.12
Almay Pure Blends foundation 9.99
Almay Pure Blends eyeshadow 7.49, but will discounted to free b/c of bogo sale
used $10 RR from Dove deal last week=0.11+tax=0.97, got 10RRfor foundation & 5RRfor eyeshadow
trans 2
3 Lubriderm 6oz frag. free 3.79 each, used 3 $2 IPs & $1 Q from Diabetes & You book=2.37
2 Herbal Essences 2/7.00, used free Q from facebook promo & $1MQ=2.50
2 Halloween clearance items 0.12 each
used $5 RR from eyeshadow in trans 1=0.11+tax=1.70, got 8RR from Lubriderm & 2RR from Herbal Essence
trans 3
foundation 9.99
eyeshadow free
2 Almay One Coat mascara 7.99 each, but 1 was free b/c bogo sale
2 Almay one coat mascara 6.99 each, but 1 was free b/c bogo sale, use $4 Q from November coupon book will take off $4 for each, even the free=-16.00
used 8RR from Lubriderm in trans 2=0.97+tax=3.10, got 10RRfoundation & 5RReyeshadow
trans 4
4 mascara 7.99 each
2 mascara 6.99 each, use $4 walgreens november book(it will deduct $4 for each)
foundation 9.99
Almay Pure Blends lip gloss free b/c of bogo
12 clearance Halloween candles=1.20, used 2RR from Herbal Essence in trans 2 & 5RR from Quaker deal last week=3.16+tax=6.07, got 10RR foundation & 5 RR lip gloss
trans 5
1 Aussie, used $1 MQ=2.50
1 Herbal Essence, used free MQ
3 Lubriderm=2.37
3 Halloween clearance 0.06 each
used 5RR from eyeshadow=0.05+tax=1.63, got 8RR from Lubriderm & 2RR from shampoo
trans 6
2 mascara 7.99
foundation 9.99
lip goss free
1 Halloween clearance 0.06
used 8RR from Lubriderm=2.04+tax=3.58, got 10RR foundation & 5 RR lip gloss

Monday, November 2, 2009

Target 11/02

Well, the Halloween clearance was NOT impressive..30-50% is still too high! But I did pick up a few the new GE coupons! 10 bags popchips, indiv. size 0.84 each, used $1 pdf Q on each...manually adj. to 0.84 each = free 3 FrootLoops & 1 Apple Jacks, 2.66-2.84 each, b3g1 Target promo, used 4 $1 MQs & 3 $1 TQs= 1.20 tide travel size 0.97, - $1 MQ=free 3 cans Rotel 0.82 each, used b2g1 MQ & 2 0.50 MQs= 0.64 4 GE energy smart bulbs 2.39 each, used 4 $2 TQs & 2 $1/2 MQs=free Marie Callendar's al dente meal, 2.50, used 0.75 MQ, sending in for MIR of 2.50 2 Duncan Hines frostings 1.44 each, used 2 0.50 TQs & 1 0.55/2 MQ= 1.33 2 Happy Baby frozen entrees 3.99 each, used 2 free trial MQs=free I got a little overage on the GE & tide Qs, my oop was 6.49, MIR will be 2.50, so final total=3.99