Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quarterly Review - CVS

Wow! I went through my receipts today for the last quarter and all I can say is WOW!!! Man, I am saving all the money!!! And if I can do it, anyone can do it!. Check this out:

October 2009:

Total OOP (out of pocket): $2.59!!!
Total savings: $162.98!!!

November 2009:

Total OOP: $12.70!!!
Total savings: $274.13!!!!!

December 2009:

Total OOP: $9.38!!!
Total saved: $195.01!!!!!


Total for October, November & December at CVS:
Total OOP: $24.67!!!
Total savings: $632.12!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CVS 12/27!!!

It's an alright week at CVS. My store's Christmas clearance was pretty picked over though. Here's how I did:

Total: $.54!!!
Total savings: $22.32!!!
And I got back $5ECB on the South Beach bars, $3ECB on the Efferdent, $2ECB on the Colgate and $1ECB from my Green Tag

3 South Beach Living bars = $10/3
1 Dawn Hand Renewal = $.99
1 Colgate Total = $2.99
1 Efferdent, 120 ct = $4.99
Used 2 $1/1 South Beach bars(IE) (FF)
Used $.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal PG11/19
Used $1/1 Colgate Total Enamel Strength
Used $.50/1 Efferdent SS8/2
Used $14.45 ECB from last week
Total: $.54!!!
Total savings: $22.32!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

CVS 12/20!!!

What a great week at CVS!!! Here's how I did:

Total: $2.01!!!
Total savings: $58.19!!!
Plus I got back $33.44 ECB!!!!!

1 Listerine = $3.99
1 Aleril sleep aid = $1.99
1 Crest Pro-Health = $2.88
1 Oral-B toothbrush = $2.99
5 Thermacare Heatwraps, 1ct = $12.45/5
1 Almay make-up remover = $4.99
1 Nivea bodywash = $5.99
2 Glade Sense & Spray = $12/2
Used $.50/1 Listerine ??/??RP
Used $1/1 Crest Pro-Health from mailer (or $.75/1 PG 11/29)
Used $1/1 Thermacare CVS coupon from scanner
Used $2/1 Nivea bodywash
Used 2 $4/1 Glade Sense & Spray from Woman's Day magazine
Used $32.90ECB from previous transaction
Total: $2.01!!!
Total savings : $58.19!!!
And I got back $33.44 ECB!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Walgreens 12/16!!!

I went to Walgreens to hit their 3-day sale. They were out of some things, so I had to work to make the $25 total. Here's how I did:

Total: $.77!!!
Total savings: $43.18!!!
And I got back a $5RR for spending $25 (before coupons), $4RR from the razor, and $4RR from Nivea!!!

1 Viactiv Calcium, 60ct = $2.99 with in ad coupon (-$4.00)
1 Gillette Fusion Gamer = $8.99
Nivea for Men products = $9/2
1 AA Energizer rechargable batteries, 2ct = $4.99
Filler items = 4 holiday pencils = $.80 with in ad coupon (-$.20)
Used $2 off Viactiv from Parade magazine 12/13
Used $4 off Fusion PG 11/29
Used 2 $1 off Nivea coupons
Used $2 off Energizer rechargable batteries (n/a)
Used $10RR, $5RR and $2RR from last week's sale
Total: $.77!!!
Total savings: $43.18!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

CVS 12/13

A pretty good week at CVS, but mine was out of the Bic razors. Here's how I did:

Total: $.88!!!
Total savings: $15.89!!!
And I got back $5.98ECB on the bows, $3.98ECB on the tissue paper, $3.98ECB on the gift tags and $.99ECB on the Advil!!!

2 Tissue paper = $3.98/2
2 Gift tags = $3.98/2
2 bows, 12ct = $5.98/2
1 Advil PM, 4ct = $.99
2 Dove bars = $1.78/2
Used B1G1 free chocolate coupon
Used $15.00ECB
Total: $.88!!!
Total savings: $15.89!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Walgreens 12/9!!! (Part 2)

So I had to go back to Walgreens tonight and get my money refunded from the Just For Men, so while I was there I decided to pick up a few more things. Here's how I did:

Total: $.26!!!
Total savings: $28.99!!!
Plus I got back 2 $7RR, 1 $5RR and 2 $2RR!!!

(The Just For Men were on clearance for $2.07 and still gave me a $7RR!!!)

Where I find my deals

I've talked to a couple couponers lately who asked me where I found my deals, since I don't post many on my site. I have this blog to show others how easy it can be to get good deals and save money. I don't post all the deals because I believe there are other websites that do that very well.

Two of my favorites are Hip2Save and TheKrazyCouponLady. Both of these sites post a variety of deals, including Walmart, Target,, Rite-Aid, CVS & Walgreens.

I also visit I Heart Wags and I Heart CVS to preview the CVS & Walgreens ads for any deals I need. Remember, it's impossible for bloggers to post all the deals, and your household needs will vary from others. I don't have any children so a lot of the deals don't apply to me, so I look on my own to see the best deals for me.

I also visit Common Sense with Money and Centsable Momma. These sites don't update as often as H2S or KCL, and mostly just post the *really* good deals, so it can be easier to find what you're looking for if you're limited on time.

I also recommend finding a local blog, if you have regional stores. For example, where I live, we have a grocery store called Dillons which is owned by Kroger, but the ads aren't always the same. I did a search (using my Swagbucks toolbar) for Dillons deals 12/9 (the new ad starts on Wed) I found a couple blogs that I now follow so I can get the Dillons deals too!

Another site I visit is Couponing to Disney. This is a great site to show you how you can actually put all the money you're saving to good use! The blogger is taking all the money she saves by couponing and turning it into a Disney vacation! I don't currently do this, but that might change in the future.

I hope this helps you guys get out there and find the deals!!!

Walgreens 12/9!!!

UPDATE: I went tonight and got my Just For Men refund; it rang up $8.29, but was supposed to be $6.99, so I got back $1.30!!

WOW!!! What a great sale 4-day sale at Walgreens!!! It's too much for me to post, so for info on all the deals, check out Hip2Save's post here.

Here's how I did:

Total: $.23!!!
Total savings: $122.68!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus, I have a $5RR for buying $25, a $10RR, a $7RR, 2 $5RR, and 7 $2RR left!!!

What I bought:
1 2pack Renu contact solution
2 Neutrogena for Men products
2 packages of Stayfree
1 Just for Men hair colouring
3 sets of Conair hairbrushes
8 packages of Stim-U-Dent plaque removers
7 sets of Scunci hair barrettes
Filler items: 1 giftsack, 3 boxes of Royal gelatin

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CVS 12/06!!!

Walgreens is having another 3-day sale this week, so I won't go there until later this week. CVS has some great deals, but mine was already out of a few things this morning. Here's how I did:

Total: $.80!!!
Total savings: $33.00!!!
And I got back $8.99 ECB from the Zantac, $7.98ECB on the Santa hats and $3.99ECB on the Immune boosters!!!

2 Santa hats = $7.98/2
1 Zantac 75 = $8.99
1 Immune Booster = $3.99
2 Neosporin Lip treatments = $5.78/2
Used $2/1 Zantac
Used 2 $3/1 Neosporin Lip products (n/a)
Used $18.50ECB from previous transactions
Total: $.80!!!
Total savings: $33.00!!!
Plus, I got a free candy bar, though I'm not sure why, but hey - I don't turn down free candy!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Walgreens 12/02

Walgreens has a great 3-day sale going on from 12/2-12/5 - Go check it out! Here's how I did:

Total: $.35!!!
Total savings: $36.45!!!
And I have 2 $8RR and 3 $2RR left!!!

Transaction 1:
Filler item = 1 Holiday pencil = $.13 with in-ad coupon
1 Goody elastics = $2.00
1 Dentek floss pick = $1.99
1 Complete Contact Solution = $7.99
Used 2 $6RR from Black Friday deals
Total = $.11!!!
Total savings: $16.35!!!
Received $2RR from Goody, $2RR from Dentek and $8RR from Complete

Transaction 2:
1 Goody elastics = $2.00
Used $2RR from Dentek in previous transaction
Total: ZERO!!!
Total savings: $3.49
Received $2RR from Goody

Transaction 3:
Filler items = 2 Holiday pencils = $.26/2 with in-ad coupon
1 Dentek Floss picks = $1.99
1 Complete Contact Solution = $7.99
Used 4 $2.50RR from Black Friday deals
Total: $.24!!!
Total savings: $13.12!!!
Received $8RR from Complete and $2RR from Dentek

Transaction 4:
1 Goody Elastic = $2.00
Used $2RR from Dentek in previous transaction
Total: ZERO!!!
Total savings: $3.49!!!
Received $2RR from Goody!!!