Sunday, December 30, 2012

My CVS Trip 12/30/12

I see it has been quite a while since my last post……not my intentions at all when I started this blog.  Life gets in the way (more on this later).  BUT, we are about to approach the end of this year and bring in the new!  I plan to start being more active in posting my life as a thrifter/minimalist.  My hope is to share enough to inspire you into freeing up your time so that you may live the life you always dreamed of while still saving.

I want to start by sharing more of my fun shopping experiences using sales, coupons, and store deals.    While I am not a huge stockpiler like some extreme couponers,  I will take the time to stock up on items I use often with the hopes of having enough on hand until the next great sale.  I do live the minimalist lifestyle, so stockpiling gives me hives!  I only want to purchase that which will be used before the next deal.  And that’s, of course, if I have the room to store it.  What I like to avoid is running out of an item and being forced to pay full price on a moment’s notice.

Today’s newspaper only included one coupon insert.  BUT, it was a biggie!  P&G came out with some great coupons.  Coupled with the great P&G sales going on at just about any store you shop at, it’s a fantastic weekend to scoop up some really exceptional savings.  I stopped by CVS this afternoon to take advantage of the sale on Tide.  They were offering $10 ECBs when purchasing $30 worth of P&G products pictured in their weekly ads.   I was only able to find 3 newspapers, so I did the best I could do with the limited amount of coupons.

Here’s a recap of my trip:
(3) Tide@5.94 each (sale)
(3) Dawn Hand Renewal @.99 each (sale)
(3) Dawn @.99 each (sale)
(1) Pantene Shampoo @2/$7 (sale)
(1) Pantene Conditioner @2/$7 (sale)

Coupons Used:

(3) $1.50 Off Tide
(3) $0.50 Off Dawn Renewal
(3) $0.25 Off Dawn
(1) $3.00 Off 2 Pantene products

Between sales and coupons, I saved $24.46.  OOP (out-of-pocket) $22.74 (including tax). 
Total 54% savings (without tax)

I am happy with anything over 50%, especially when that includes Tide!!

I also received $10 in ECBs back for purchasing $30 worth of P&G products.  While some subtract this from their total bill, I will count it in my next transaction where I truly reap the benefits!  What I like to do is to roll these ECBs…..meaning I purchase items that generate more ECBs when I use this one.  The nice thing about CVS is that they will keep track for you a running total of everything you spend for the year and also keep a tally of what you SAVE!  Love this!

Monday, August 27, 2012

TARGET: Starbucks Coffee Deal...SWEET!!

Target has a SWEET gift card deal on Starbucks coffee! Purchase (2) 11 or 12oz bags of Starbucks coffee for a total of $15.98 and use (2) $1.50/1 coupons (SS 6/17 ) to pay $12.98 OOP and earn a $5 gift card!

Printable Coupons Expiring August 31

The following printable coupons will be expiring the end of this month (08/31).  Take this opportunity to view the list and click on the links for coupons you may possibly need to score a sweet deal:

Monday, July 30, 2012

BIG LOT Savings on Cookies!

Do you like Girl Scout cookies?  Check out BIG LOTS "Fresh Finds" brand of goodies and you shall be pleasantly surprised!  I found my favorites for just $1.40.  Now, you don't have to wait all year long for Girl Scout cookies and you can also enjoy the BIG savings!

Hubby and I perused the shelves of goodies at BIG LOTS yesterday and found some yummies at unbelievable prices!!!!  The cookies were absolutely scrumptious and you can not tell the difference between these and the real thing!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


This sale is today only - 04/14/12.  Yo do not need a coupon.  You will receive your savings instantly either online or in-store.

Enjoy your time outdoors!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

WALMART DEAL: $10.00 off any FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System = $9.97!!!

$10.00 off any FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System:
$10.00 off any FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System
Walmart is selling the handheld FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer for $19.97.  Apply this coupon to the deal and walk away with your new vacuum sealer for $9.97!!!!  Sweet deal!! 

There is also a printable coupon available for $2.00 off FoodSaver Heat-Seal bag or roll. 

Thank you, Don from Don Does Deals for the heads up!!!

ALERT!! MONEYMAKER!! $1.00 off Any Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lub

$1.00 off Any Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lub:
$1.00 off Any Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears Lub

Oh yes! Blink is back! Tears of joy! Walgreens usually runs a great Register Reward deal on BlinkTears, so print this out now and hold on to it. Sometimes it is a Moneymaker, because Walgreens will offer a RR for the sale price of Blinks. Then when you use the coupon, it becomes a $1.00 Moneymaker. My hubby uses these drops. The last time there was a Moneymaker deal, I stocked up. We are about ready for another deal!!

ALERT:  There is going to be a MONEYMAKER DEAL at CVS.....coming soon!  Print your coupons NOW!!  They will not last long once the news is shared!  Thank you, Jenny from Spend Less Shop More for the heads up!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TARGET DEAL - $1.00 off any Country Crock Spread = $0.47 Each!

$1.00 off any Country Crock Spread:
$1.00 off any Country Crock Spread

Have you printed out this coupon yet? What are you waiting for? The deals are stacking up! If you do not want the FREE pumpkin spread at Walmart, you can hop on over to Target and buy (2) Country Crock Spreads and stack the printable coupons with Target's store coupon and go on your merry way with (2) spreads for $0.47 each!! Sweet deal!!

Buy (2) Country Crock Spreads (15 oz tub) – $1.97 each (thru 4/14)
Use (2) $1.00/1 Country Crock Spread (excludes honey & cinnamon flavored) printable
Plus use $1/2 Country Crock Spreads Target Store printable (exp 4/28)
Final cost is $0.47 each!

WALMART DEAL $1.00 off any Country Crock Spread = FREE with $0.02 OVERAGE

$1.00 off any Country Crock Spread:
$1.00 off any Country Crock Spread

If you like pumpkin, Walmart has the Pumpkin Country Crock Spread priced at $0.98!  If you use this coupon for $1.00 off, your spread will be FREE and you will have an extra $0.02 in your pocket!  Hurry and print out this coupon while it is still available.  It will go fast once the news of this deal spreads!

$1.50 off 3 cans Campbell's Select Harvest soups

$1.50 off 3 cans Campbell's Select Harvest soups:
$1.50 off 3 cans Campbell's Select Harvest soups

Keep your eyes open for a great sale price!  Print these now while still available and hold on to them!

WALMART DEAL: BOGO FREE Scotch-Brite™ Disinfecting Wipes - $0.81 EACH!!

BOGO FREE Scotch-Brite™ Disinfecting Wipes:
BOGO FREE Scotch-Brite™ Disinfecting Wipes

This is a *HOT* new coupon that is sure to disappear quickly.  Print your (2) copies before they are gone.  After printing your coupons, hop on over to Walmart.  The current sale price is $1.62 each.  When you use your BOGO FREE Scotch Brite Disinfecting Wipes coupon, you will pay $1.62 for (2), making them $0.81 each!  Sweet deal!!

$5.00 off on any size NasalCrom allergy product

$5.00 off on any size NasalCrom allergy product:
$5.00 off on any size NasalCrom allergy product

Print this coupon quick, as high-value coupons run out fast!  There will probably be a great deal out in the next few weeks.  Keep your eyes open!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

$1.00 Off Efferdent Coupon - CVS Deal This Week!!

This week CVS has Efferdent priced at $3.99.  There is an ECB for $1.00 when you buy one (1) Efferdent or Effergrip.  When you add the recent $1.00 Off any Efferdent product printable coupon, you will score an Efferdent product for $1.99!!  Nice Price!

Awesome REBATE on 5-Quart Bottle of G-OIL

There is a REBATE available for a 5-quart bottle of G-OIL.  Just purchase one (1) 5-quart bottle of G-OIL 5W-30 Bio-Based Full Synthetic Green Motor Oil and receive a rebate for up to $26.00. Effective for purchases 04/01/12 through 04/22/12.  Requests must be postmarked by June 1, 2012. Limit one offer per envelope and one offer per name/household/address.  

The word is that Walmart carries this brand of oil and it may be purchased there!!  I do not know Walmart's price, but I would assume the oil would be FREE after rebate or close to FREE.  

What an awesome deal.  Print the REBATE form before it is no longer available, and be sure to purchase your 5-quart bottle of G-OIL by 04/22/12.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Method Dish Soap Only $0.99 at Target

There is a NEW internet coupon on Facebook for $1.00 Off any Method cleaning product.  When you like Method's facebook page, you will be able to print out two (2) of these coupons.  When you match this coupon with Target's printable store coupon for $1.00 off any Method item, you will save $2.00!!  Target's price for Method Dish Soap is $2.99.  With coupons, you will pay $0.99 OOP (out-of-pocket)!

Target Scenario:
Buy (2) Method Dish Soaps - $5.98
Use (2) $1.00 Target Web Coupons
Use (2) $1.00 Off Method Manufacturer Coupons (on Facebook)
Pay $1.98 (or 0.99 each) after coupons!

While you are visiting Facebook, please visit me at Live.Better.For.Less where I post lots of money saving deals!


If you are looking for new coupon inserts in this week's newspaper, there will be none.  Following in true fashion, there is typically no coupons available on holiday weekends.  However, this gives you time to catch up with your clipping and/or organizing....and it also gives you time to spend with family and friends to enjoy the Easter holiday weekend!

And, if you just can't stand a coupon-free weekend and you are experiencing coupon clipping withdrawals....I have lots of great printables below for you to print, clip and organize!!!  Many are popular coupons, so grab them while you can before they are "out-of-print.  

Buy Glade Expressions™ Mist starter get refill

Buy Glade Expressions™ Oil Diffuser get refill $1.00 off Scotchgard™ Protector or Cleaner $1.00 off Any MAM Product $2.00 off any Revlon PhotoReady™ Face Product $3.00 off any bag of AvoDerm dry dog food $1.00 off any Efferdent product $1.00 off two bags of Wonka Jelly Beans $1.00 off two BAGS of NESTLE NestEggs $1.00 off one TUBE OF COLGATE TOTAL ADVANCED Buy One Get One FREE Crush (Up to $1.59) $1.50 off one Feverall product $0.55 off one ZonePerfect Multipack $2.00 off renu fresh multi-purpose solution $1.00 off COLGATE ORABASE $0.50 off 1 Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion $20.00 off Bionaire or Holmes aer1 Ready $10.00 off any Holmes or Bioniare aer1 Ready $0.75 off any 18.5 oz. Gold Peak Tea $1.00 off one Resource ThickenUp Clear $1.00 off two Pure Protein Bars $0.40 off one Frigo Italian Style Cheeses $0.40 off one Dragone cheese product $0.40 off one Treasure Cave cheese product $1.00 off 1 Woolite Pet Oxygen Stain Remover $1.00 off one Kashi steam meal $1.00 off 2 General Mills Kid cereals $0.75 off Multi Grain Cheerios $1.00 off 4 LARABAR or JOCALAT bars $1.50 off ten (10) cans of ALPO Dog Food $0.75 off any Cascadian Farm product

Happy Couponing!!!  And, may you all enjoy a wonderful Easter with family & friends!