Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hot Toy Story 3 Deal!

Go here to print a $8 off coupon for Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray, DVD Combo pack,

Then, go here to get a $5 rebate!

= About $12 at Wal-Mart!

Deals and Steals 10/31

Sorry i haven't posted this week, being a mom got in the way : )

Rite Aid:
Note: Sadly Rite Aid is no longer doing $5 off $25, but you can earn $4 off $20 by watching video values.
(2) Kellogg’s Cereal, Kashi 12.4-17.5, or Nutri Grain Cereal Bars 8 ct., at $2.44, $2 UP wyb 2
Tide Laundry Detergent 2X Liquid 50 oz. or Powder 70 oz., or Stain Release 18 ct at $5.88, $1 UP
Tide Stain Release 20 oz. at $3.99, $1 UP
(2) Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers at $3.50, $2 UP
= $21.75

$1/2 General Mills Frosted Mini Wheats printable or $1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereals printable
$2 off Tide detergent, October Redbook or October Good Housekeeping or $3 off Tide Stain Release 25-50 oz powder, 15-34 ct Duo Pac or 36-68 oz liquid, PG 9/26 (EXP 10/31)
$2 off Tide Stain Release, Sept Martha Stewart Living magazine or Sept Parenting Early Years magazine 
$1 off Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths, October Women’s Health mag (Rite Aid coupon) (EXP 11/01) & $1/2 Pantene product, PG 10/10 
= $10.75 
Get back $6 = $4.75

Trans 2 (if you don't have a CVS but want to get Toy Story 3)
Toy Story 3 DVD (available 11/02) at $19.99, $3 UP
.50 filler item

Use; $4 off $20 from Video Values
Get back $3 ECB
= $13.48

Trans 1 to Get Toy Story 3 and mark an item off my little one's Santa list:
Charmin bonus, 16 pk + 4 double rolls, $9.97
Bounty Regular Rolls, 8 pk., $6.97
Duracell AA, AAA, 10 pk., C, D, 4 pk., 9 volt, 2 pk., $5.97 
(3) Dawn 97¢
 Toy Story 3 $19.99
$4 off $20 email coupon
$1 off Charmin Any Product, P&G $100 Coupon Booklet (home mailer)
$1 off Bounty Bounty Towels or Napkins, P&G $100 Coupon Booklet
 $0.75/1 Duracell Coppertop, 4 pk, PG 10/10
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty, PG 10/31
(2) 25/1 Dawn product, PG 9/26 (EXP 10/31)
Automatic $16 TS3 discount
= $22.33 ($3 more than you'd pay for just the movie elsewhere, hopefully you have some ECB's to help lower the cost, but hey, everybody needs toliet paper!)

Trans 2:
Schick Intuition, Quattro or Hydro 3 or 5 Razor, 1 ct., or cartridges, 3-4 ct., $8.99, $4 ECB
 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Stages Power Toothbrush or brush heads, 2 pk., $4.99, $2 ECB
 Olay Body Wash, 23.6 oz., plus Ribbons, 18 oz., or Total Effects, 15.2 oz., $7, $3 ECB
Secret Deodorant, travel size $1


$4 Schick Intuition (Facebook), printable
$3 off Oral B Pulsar, CrossAction or Advantage Battery Powered toothbrushes, PG 10/31
$5 off Olay bar, body wash, In Shower body lotion or hand and body lotion WYB Secret product, PG 10/31
Get Back: $8 ECB

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cute Halloween candy gift

Who doesn't like candy?  No one, everyone loves it!  Especially the over-worked and underpaid peeps in the public school system.  The other day we gave a little Halloween gift to some of the staff at my kids school. Everyone loves a surprise gift and then when my oldest forgets her milk money (AGAIN!!) someone will kindly spot her 30 cents for her lunch time calcium fix.  Although, since the teachers at my kids school are super great they would spot her the 30 cents anyway.  But every now and the I like to show 'em how much we love them, so we whipped up these cuties:

 and these too:

What's that? I shouldn't try to bribe teachers and it sets the wrong example for my kids... Nope, because we bribe the principal too!  These were super easy to make here I'll explain it in 5 easy steps:

1. Find an empty fruit or veggie can.  It is also ok to search for expired (quit judging) or gross (why would my hubby buy canned spinach) stuff and dump it.  Then rinse the can out really good! Go ahead and drill a couple small holes in the sides too.  You can do it, it wasn't hard.

2. Use glue dots or glue to adhere the paper you've cut to size.  Use something Halloweeny or orange (for a pumpkin) or white (for a ghost). If you go the pumpkin or ghost route, cut out a face from some black paper too.

3. Use pipe cleaner to make a handle.  Tie a knot on the inside of each side to keep it secure.

4. Head over to Sherbet Blossom to print out a super cute and free tag!

5. Fill 'er up with is acceptable to use leftover candy from the 87 fall festival parades that have gone on in your small town over the last month, if ya' know anyone that fits that description.  Or hit up the Dollar Tree...whatever floats your boat!

And now you have a cute (and cheap) gift to bestow upon someone.  You can also feel all good inside because you are Upcycling the can.

Total cost: $3 for 6! But I had the paper, pipe cleaner and may or may not but probably did use some of the aforementioned parade candy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Freebie the kiddos will love!

I saw these when I was perusing the web the other day and had to share it, aren't these the super cutest things ever!

Head on over to Living Lucurto to print your own out and buy yourself an hour of peace and quiet. Bonus if you print them on magnet paper so they are easy for the lil' ones to manipulate.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Candy Corn topiaries

In case you missed it, I LOVE candy corn!  It is my favorite candy, one of my childhood buds even sent me some candy corn shampoo from Philosophy.It is glorious and intoxicating, it makes my morning shower routine so much happier. Somewhere I saw these wonderful candy corn topiaries and fell in love, I knew they must be made and added to my Halloween decor, so without further ado here is the process of making them.

Here are the necessary supplies:
Styrofoam balls, I went with 3 inch
a dowel rod, painted however you desire
yellow and black spray paint
jelly or mason jars or small metal buckets
candy corn, Indian corn, black and orange jelly beans or gumdrops
Hot glue gun

Step 1:
Spray paint your Styrofoam balls yellow and paint your dowel rods with whatever color or pattern you'd like. If you are using glass jars go ahead and drill a hole in the lid then spray paint those as well, I went with black.

Step 2:
Attach the candy corn or other candy, I found the best way is to put a blob of glue and then quickly put the candy corn on.  You might want to have a bowl of water handy for burnt fingers

Step 3: Place them in a jar or bucket, I used some floral foam to help secure them a bit and added some cotton balls to hide the foam.

Here they are in our living room:

A closer view:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Deals and Steals 10/17

Better late than never!

Rite Aid
ThermaCare Back Patch 1 ct $2.99, $2.99 SCR
Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist 1.5 oz., $3.99, $3.99  SCR
Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist 1.5 oz., $3.99, $3.99 SCR
Crest Pro Health Clinical Toothpaste 5.8 oz., at $3.99, $2 UP
Chestal Children’s Honey 4.2 oz $4.99, $4.99 SCR
TheraMax Allergy or Cold & Flu Spray .5 oz. $6.99, $6.99 SCR
= $26.94

$5 off $25
$1 off Thermacare product, (Rite Aid coupon) printable &  $1 off ThermaCare Heat Wraps printable
$1 off Simply Saline product printable
$1 off Simply Saline product printable
$1 off Crest Pro Health Toothpaste, $128 Inside Clip & Save booklet (Rite Aid coupon) & $1 off Crest Reg or Pro Health for Me toothpaste, 4.2 oz +, PG 9/26
$1.50 off Chestal product RP 1/24 

= $14.44
Get back  $22.95 SCR, $2 UP!!

There are a TON more deals but these are things we need for cold and flu season!

 Shick Hydro 3 or 5 cartidges 4ct or razor 1ct $8.99, $5 ECB
All Laundry Detergent $4.99, $1 ECB
Kellogg’s Cereals, NutriGrain Bars, Fiber Plus Bars $3.3, $5 ECB wyb 3
= $23.98

$5 off $20, everyone is getting these in their email
$4 off Schick Hydro 3 razor, SS 10/3
 $1 off All detergent, RP 9/26, or printable
$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Kids’ Cereals printable or $1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats printable or $1 off Kellogg’s Cinnabon Cereal printable 

= $11.48
Get back $11 ECB, only $0.48 oop!

Friday, October 15, 2010

It'sgoing to cost me how much???

The Campus Beautiful, Concord College University, Athens, WV. For 4, ok 5, years it was my home away from home, a place that I spent some of the best years of my life, I look back on my college years with great memories.  I attended a small, liberal arts school in a very small town in Southern WV and quite honestly, it was idyllic.  With about 1500 students living on campus it was small enough to know lots of people yet big enough to not feel like high school.

The Library   

The other day I was speaking with someone about the many things that you learn outside of the classroom during college, I said that everything I learned at Concord that I use today I learned on the library steps skipping class. I was joking of course, but I did spend a great amount of time on those very steps.  Like many people, I went to college as a shy and awkward teen and left as a confident young adult.  During my years there I learned a few things, joined an awesome sorority, met lifelong friends and even fell in love with a sweet boy from Maryland. 

This weekend is my college's Homecoming Weekend: Friends, food and football and for those of us who were Greek, the crowing of the Homecoming King and Queen.  I can't wait to arrive in Athens later today, see some of my sorority sisters and friends and cheer on my Tri-Sigma girls. Today I was thinking about how I want my girls to have a great college experience just like I did, we have a few years before we cross that bridge but as any parent knows the financial aspect is daunting.  I was fortunate that I received a couple academic scholarships, a community service scholarship, other financial aid and even a small (VERY small) athletic scholarship for soccer and track.  I left with only $4000 student loan debt, a very manageable amount compared to others. 

I hope that we can be as lucky for our girls, they will actually be taking an SAT prep course this weekend while I'm gone.  Just kidding, they are 4 and 7, we are waiting until next year when the little one knows all of her letters :  )  But , just for fun, I ran some numbers today regarding the cost of college for our munchkins.

According to we have a lot of saving to do!  Here is the info I got for our 4 year old, this would be for her to attend a school that currently costs $14000 a year (about the tuition and fees at a State school):

Yep, a whopping $138,500!  That's a big chunk o' change!  And that number doesn't include any "extras" like books, food, clothing, transportation....yikes!  Luckily, we have a small amount saved already.  We also hope that our girls will get some assistance and we know loans are an option.  Considering a college grad makes an average of a  MILLION bucks more than a high school graduate over their lifetime it is a worthwhile investment.

Head on over and see how much you need to save for your munchkins. I've got to finish packing, complete that SAT prep course paperwork and head out for The Campus Beautiful!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm a green??

Do you ever sit and look at a wall of a room in your house and wonder what color you should paint?  My hubby and I rented for MANNNNNYYYY years and became very used to and tired of boring white walls.  For years we would talk about what colors we wanted to paint our house, ok...I would talk, he would listen and nod along.  Last winter when we did our mini makeover (read about part of it here) we added some color to our boring walls.

Since our house has a very open floor plan the main color had to be something colorful enough to make me happy yet neutral enough to go with the colors of 4 rooms: family room, dining room, kitchen and living room.
We went with a brown called "Crunchy Granola", it's perfect and we get lots of compliments on it.  The other colors are our brown/black/white/tan back splash, Mediterranean Spice (a darkish orange) and Slice of Lemon,  a bright yellowish gold that people love or hate.  Some other colors in our house are chocolate brown and  light green as well as some pink in the kiddos rooms.  We plan to add a little blueish color this winter after we decided how to repaint our bathroom.

My reason for explaining all the colors in our house?  Of course, Better Home and Gardens color quiz!  I took it and got a green.  Green? Seriously, green.  I am not a huge fan of all.  Brown, blue, orange, yellow, RED...lots of colors...but I got green.  I was a little shocked, but what do I know.

 If you want, head on over to BGH and take it yourself.  What did you get???

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Steak Gorgonzola ...aka Steak gorgon yummo!

Here in fly-over country we are steak and potato kinda people, a celebration calls for a big, juicy steak.  My hubby didn't grow up in the hills of WV like me, he grew up near Annapolis, MD and the Chesapeake Bay.  That is crab and crab cake country, nothing would make him happier than a bushel of steamed crabs, Old Bay and a few hours to enjoy eating them.  The other night, after our day with nature, we had a little celebratory dinner for the hubster because he started a new job at a big, fancy schmancy hotel.  Since you can't find good crabs in WV and they are WAY too pricey to order online he had to settle for a steak and potato kinda night instead of his preferred dining choice of crab.

Since we had to settle for steak, by the way I don't like hate crab, it is far too much work and way too gross for such little food.  I decided since he had to settle for steak I'd make it fancy, schmancy steak.  What, you've never eaten fancy schmancy steak?  You don't know what you are missing! It is super easy to make too, you start with your favorite steak and season it as normal then grill it up just the way you like.

Now, here is the fancy part. Take a tablespoon or two of butter and soften it in the microwave for about 6 seconds.  You could do 5, but I think that extra second makes a difference.  Next, add in some gorgonzola cheese and stir it up, you find gorgonzola cheese in the deli section in a tub usually beside feta cheese.  Now, add that to the top of your favorite steak.  Take a minute to let it soak in and begin enjoying it's yummy goodness.

Warning: DO NOT LICK YOUR SCREEN. But, doesn't that look yummy? Trust me, it was! We served it up with a simple salad, twice baked potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Deals and Steals 10/10

Wow, Rite Aid is really trying hard this week!

Here is all the FREE stuff you can get after SCR's (all these items have an SCR equal to the purchase price):
NeilMed Nasa Mist Spray All-In-One 6 oz., $9.99 
-$2 off Nasa Mist printable, plus there is a mail-in-rebate for $9.99, so you can make $12!
NeilMed NasoGEL Moisturizing Spray 1 oz., $5.99 
-$2 off NeilMed NasoGel printable  
PediaCare Children’s Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold 4 oz., $4.99
-$1 off any PediaCare product SS 10/10
PediaCare Gentle Vapors Vapor-Plug Unit & Nightlight Mini Waterless Vaporizer $6.99
-$1 off any PediaCare product SS 10/10
Antiox Immune Support Shots Tropical Fruit or Sugar-Free Blueberry 2-Pack $2.99 
Blistex Ointment .21 oz., $1.49
Comtrex 24 ct., $3.99  
Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots Citrus 2-Pack $3.49
Kids-EEZE Soft Chews 12 ct., $4.99
NeilMed NasaDOCK Plus Drying Stand at $5.99
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter, Dark Chocolate and Peppermint .35 oz., at $1.99
Sucrets 18 ct., $2.99 

Profoot Foot Care $5: Miracle or Triad Insoles, Flextastics, Pump Pouches, Heel Cream, Synovium or Proclearz , $10 SCR wyb 3
-$2 off Synovium Gel printable (use 2)
  -$1 off Profoot product printable (use 1 and the 2 above, all 3 are free!)

There are a ton of other UP deals too but with so many free things this week making a scenerio is too tough right now! head over to for more info.

 (2) $2.99 ECB WYB Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength toothpaste 4oz $2.99 Limit 2
$2 ECB WYB (2) Quaker Products at $2.50 Limit 2
Bounty Paper Towels 8pk. $6.99 & Charmin 16pk. $9.99 & 2x Ultra Tide or Gain 48-64 loads $10.97 (spend $25 get $10 ECB)
2 ECB WYB (2) General Mills Cereal $3 each Limit 1
Purex Ultra Concentrate Laundry Detergent or 3-in-1 Sheets B1G1 at $7.99
$10 off $50 from kiosk
75/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 10/03 or printable or $1 off Colgate Total SS 10/10 & $1 off Colgate Total printing from Coupon Center
(2) $2 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal printable  
 $1 off Bounty Bounty Towels or Napkins, P&G $100 Coupon Booklet
$1 off Charmin basic , Upromise eCoupon 
$1 off Tide detergent, PG 9/26 or $2 off Tide Liquid detergent, October Redbook magazine, October Good Housekeeping 
(2) -$1 off Total Cereal printable
 (2) $3 off Purex Complete 3-in-1 laundry sheets, RP 10/10 
Get back: $19.98    
=$3.94 total OOP

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The best bargain: Faith is free!

I am always looking for a bargain yet sometimes forget that the greatest things in life are free. The past few weeks my family was dealing with a difficult situation, it was one of those things that seemed devastating. Yet, in reality, it wasn't. We spent a lot of time wondering why it happened.  We also spent a lot of time praying and are very blessed to have the wonderful support of our family, friends and church to help us get through it.  As always,  God's plan worked and we are happy with the resolution of our situation.  We were reminded that God will never give us more than we can handle. Last week, my cousin experienced a terrible tragedy, something that I can not imagine, something truly devastating.  I quickly realized that my "difficult situation" was nothing. 

I didn't grow up going to church, my parents talked about God and definitely believed in God but it just wasn't something we did. During college I started attending church occasionally with some friends, we didn't go every week but went somewhat frequently. I met my husband my Senior year of college, when we began to get serious and talk about marriage we started attending church together.  After we were engaged and had been attending church together for several months, I began the process of becoming a Catholic, my husband 's religion.  I enjoyed learning more about Catholicism and the Bible in general.  Needless to say, even though I always believed in God, I found my Faith later in life. We had both of our girls Baptized in the Catholic church and attended Mass weekly, last year I attended adult education weekly and learned so much than I could have imagined, now that our girls are older and are beginning to learn I am continuing to learn and grow my Faith with them.

Sometimes I am reminded that our Faith, the greatest gift of all, is free.  And only gets stronger the more that we rely on it.  I am so thankful that God lead me to someone who helped lead me to my Faith. There is not much I can do to ease the pain of my cousin and her family, expect pray for them.  I ask God to grant them peace and help ease their pain and heal her broken heart. I also ask that you keep her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Today, I was reminded how truly fragile life is, not to be taken for granted.  To celebrate life, my family had a nature day today.  We went on a beautiful drive with gorgeous fall foliage, we also went on a hike through a couple of nature areas in a National Forest.  An area that is 25+ miles from a stop light and 65 miles from a McDonald's, no cell service, no Blackberry or iphone, just a family enjoying the sun and sights and a few pepperoni rolls.  Watching my kids laugh and smile at the simple pleasure of a waterfall or throwing leaves at each other was wonderful.  We are so busy with our lives: work, school, sports, dance, Girl Scout, 4-H but need to remember to take a few minutes and enjoy the most wonderful and free gifts that God has provided us!

My family

They help renew my Faith daily.

Note: This was by no means intended to "promote" the Catholic church or my religion.  While I am Catholic, I truly believe that there is good in most churches and that Heaven will be filled with my friends and family who are Baptist, Methodist, Protestant...whatever.  I have just had such sadness for my cousin and was truly reminded that the greatest things in life are free, not bought with a coupon at CVS or Wal-Mart. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kitchen before and after

As I mentioned yesterday, my hubby and I did a kitchen makeover last winter.  Granted it was a small change, our house is new and we love everything, but I wanted a little ummphh.  Something to make the hours I spend in the kitchen a little more fun. This is also the first house that we have ever owned and after 7 years of marriage (and renting) I had been seeing ideas and projects that I wanted to try.  According to my DIY BF's, (Do-It-Yourself Best Friends) all the HGTV pros, this would be a fairly simple project and my hubby and I could do it.  So what if we have never laid a tile in our lives.

I watched a few online tutorials and felt confident that we could handle it.  First, we headed to Lowe's to look at tile, I wasn't impressed so I started an online search.  The hubs was a little anxious about ordering tile online without seeing it, but when I saw this tile I knew it was meant to be.

It was named Rocky Road, I have a love of ice cream that is second to none. Second, it was $5.95 a sheet and on sale for an additional 15% off.  It also went with our colors and our vision perfectly.
So, I figured out how many I needed and ordered those babies. There was even a handy dandy calculator that helped me determine how many I needed.

We did have to get some adhesive, grout mix and sealer from Lowe's as well as a float trial, all that set us back about $30.

Since the tiles came in a 13x13 sheet with a mesh backing we didn't need a wet saw to cut them, whew! That insured that we came out of this project with the same 20 fingers we started with.  We would suggest some glass nippers though if you need something to help around outlets and light switches.

On day one we applied adhesive to the back and secured the tiles to the wall.  Here is a pic after day 1:

Day 2 we grouted. And wiped. Grouted. Wiped. Panicked about hazy look.  Grouted more, wiped more. We used a cheesecloth to help get the cloudiness out and all was right again.  Wiping away the grout was by far the hardest part of the process.

Here is an after peek:

Here is a kitchen before:

And here is an after:

and another:

Here is the project breakdown:
Tiles: we got them from, they were $105 including shipping
Other stuff from Lowe's $30

Our budget for this was $150 so we were in under budget.  And the best part, about a week after we finished we got an email from Modwalls asking us to send photos of our job so we happily sent some.  They quickly responded and asked if they could use them for their website, in return they would give us a $100 credit.  SWEET!  I couldn't click send fast enough! Scope us out here and here on their site.

We plan to cash in our credit this winter to add a little glitz to our bathroom, we are trying to decide between a few options:

What do you think? Which one should we go with next?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DIY art!

I like pretty things, pretty art, pretty pictures, pretty accessories,  they all make me smile and feel happy.  The problem is pretty things don't always...ok, rarely ever, fit in my budget.  I know that art is an "investment"  but since I am not buying a Mona Lisa anytime soon I don't think the type of art I would be buying is necessarily an investment so I just can't justify spending big bucks on it.

This winter we did a mini makeover of our house, painting, new tile backsplash and a re-do of our kitchen island bead board.  During the design phase of the project, which consists of me showing my hubby paint chips and tile samples until his eyes glass over, I saw a set of pictures I loved on a website.  It was a set of 4, they were large squares and represented the seasons. I quickly developed a deep love for them, then I saw that they rang up at $495 plus shipping!!!! Whoa! That is more than we spent for the entire makeover. After a exhaustive search I realized that I wasn't going to find anything I liked in our budget.

Of course, I decided to make some. My interior design training (ya know, the 87 hours of HGTV per week) taught me that they needed to have height, be a set of 3 or 4 or something really long.  I thought about painting something but them remembered that I had to steal one of my best buds coloring sheet in Kindergarten just to get a good job sticker so I ruled that out.  Sheer luck would have it that later that day I saw this idea, cover plywood in fabric and call it I did!

First I got 3 scrap pieces of plywood cut to the same size, 10 x 35.  Then I wrapped them in batting and used a big staple gun to secure it.  Next, I wrapped them in fabric and stapled it in place on the back and added a picture hanging thingama bob.

I wish I had found a different fabric, I am not sure what I wanted but it wasn't quite this.  I wanted it to have black and white and some turquoise.  If I ever see a fabric that better strikes my fancy I will simply recover these babies.

Here is a look at the entire room:

And the couch area with my "art" work...sorry for the nasty glare:

Total cost: $12! So, if I decide to change them it isn't a big deal!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Deals and Steals

Rite Aid:

Trans #1:
Crest Outlast + Scope Toothpaste 4 oz., at $2.69, $2.69 UP
 Oral B 3D White Vivid Toothbrush at $2.69, $2.69 UP
(5) Kellogg’s Cereal, Pop Tarts or Rice Krispies Treats at $2 ea ($2 UP WYB 5)
(3) TRESemme Hair Care $3.50 ea
 = $25.88
$5 off $25
$1 off Crest Reg or Pro Health for Me toothpaste, 4.2 oz +, PG 9/26

$1 off Oral B Toothbrush, $128 Inside Clip & Save booklet (Rite Aid coupon) 
$1/3 Kellogg’s cereal printable or 1/2 Kellogg’s Rice or Cocoa Krispies printable or $1/3 Kellogg’s       Pop-Tarts printable & $5 off Kelloggs SCR coupon from August (if you have one)  (Use (1) $1 off 3 and (1) $1 off 2)
$5/3 Tresemme hair care, (Rite Aid coupon) printable (store) & $1 off Tresemme Freshstart items, (Rite Aid coupon) printable & $1 off Tresemme Hair Care, $128 Inside Clip & Save booklet (Rite Aid coupon)
or $1 off Tresemme product printable or $1 off Tresemme Fresh Start product printable  (you can use 3 Rite Aid and 3 Manufacturers coupons)
 =$3.88 OOP
Get back $7.38 (= $3.50 money maker!!)

Trans #2
(2) Nivea Lip Care at $2.99, $1.99 UP (Assuming you will get (2) $1.99 UP)
Cottonelle Tissue 12 pk., Moist Wipe Refill 140 ct., or Viva Paper Towels 8 pk., at $6.99, $2 UP
(2) Glade Products at $2.50 ec, $1 UP wyb 2
Schick Hydro Razor $5.99
Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull Ups, or Goodnights $7.99
= $31.95

$5 off $25 
$2/2 Nivea Lip Care products printable
$1/4 Viva Paper Towels printable
B1G1 Glade Jar candle, 4 oz, SS 9/26 & $2 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil refill, September All You Magazine
$2 off Schick Hydro razor or refill, (Rite Aid coupon) printable & $4 off Schick Hydro 3 razor, SS 10/3
$2 off Huggies Diapers, Pullups or GoodNites, (Rite Aid coupon) printable & $3 off Huggies Pure & Natural diapers, SS 9/26 or printable
= $8.45 
Get back  $6.98 in UP Rewards (= total oop of $1.47)

Both transactions = $57.83 for -$2.03!!!  I love getting free stuff!!!

(6) Revlon Nail $3.99, $3 ECB each, limit 6 **
Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor or cartridges 4ct $8.97, $5 ECB
Bounty Extra Soft Paper Towels 12pk $13
Charmin Bath Tissue Big Rolls 16pk $10
(2) Puffs Regular, Plus Lotion, or Ultra-soft & Strong Tissue, 60-108ct $1, $10 ECB wyb $25 of select P&G
= $57.91

$10 off  $50 purchase from Kiosk ***
$7 off $15 Revlon Purchase printing from CVS Coupon machines & (3) $2/2 Revlon Nail Enamels printable  or (6) $1 off Revlon Nail Enamel printable
 $4 off Schick Hydro 3 razor, SS 10/3
$1 off Bounty Bounty Towels or Napkins, P&G $100 Coupon Booklet
$1 off Charmin Any Product, P&G $100 Coupon Booklet  
= $28.91
Get back $33 ECB ( 6* $3 = $18, $5 and $10)
= -$4.09!!! Another Money maker

***** If you don't get a $7 off $15 Revlon coupon from the Kiosk when you scan your card, buy 1, use a $1 off 1 coupon and then try to scan your card or scan it again another day.  Also, I think these would make great stocking stuffers for a teen or put with a pedicure set from Dollar Tree a great gift!!!!!

*** If you don't get a $10 off $50 break these up into 2 transactions to lower your oop, use your ECB's from trans #1 to pay for #2.

Total this week at both stores = $115.74 for -$6.09!!!  A $6 profit for $115 worth of stuff!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Trick or Treat Groupon!

When I woke up this morning, way too early on a Saturday, I checked my emailed to find this:

A Groupon for half off Halloween costumes at  I have purchased several costumes there for my girls over the years an have always been pleased.  Their prices are reasonable and shipping is too.  If your little prince, princess, alien, Buzz Lightyear or Mad Hatter has made up their mind for Halloween check it out. 
You have to sign up (there is a link to the left on my blog) and select Charlotte as your city for this deal!