Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NKOTB...almost free!

I got an email a few weeks ago that we had some Best Buy Reward Zone Gift Certificates that were expiring soon, so I printed them out and went there today. I had been wanting to get the new CD from NKOTB ever since I went to the concert, so what better way to get it than almost free?? It was 14.99, so we had to add in a Coke to get to $15... So it cost me a whole $1.71 for the CD and a 20oz Coke! Be sure you sign up for the Rewards if you are a regular shopper there! It's free!

Kohls Deal

We were able to get this cute outfit for Eli's 3 month pictures today for free! I had a $10 Kohls cash from last week when I purchased his FP Rainforest Cradle swing for half price. I also registered our email address to get a $5 coupon. You can use both, so the outfit was completely FREE!

Kroger 10-29 Deals

Here are my Kroger deals for the week (at least on the 1st trip). I spent 15.09 and saved 22.78, or 61%! Kroger doubles coupons up to .50, triples up to .30 I believe?
Huggies Supreme 10.69 used 1.50 coupons from and a 1.50 MC $7.69
Purex Laundry Detergent 1.99 used .50 MC coupon $.99
Herbal Essences 2/$5 used $2 coupon from P&G Esaver, $3 MC FREE
Crest Toothpaste $1 used $1 coupon from P&G Esaver FREE
OralB toothbrush $1
Lean Pockets 2/$3 used .50 MC $.50
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls used .50 coupon from, .30 MC $.12
Campbells Soup $1 each.... bought 2, used .40/2 MC $1.20 for two cans
Hunts Tomato sauce 2/$1 used $1/2 FREE
Martha White Muffin Mix .99 each used .55/2 MC
Internation Delights Coffee Creamer $1.99 used .55 MC
I didn't think this was too bad of a trip for the first time around. I thought I had a .75 coupon for the toothbrush but it didn't work for some reason. For all of your with a Kroger Plus card, be sure to visit the Kroger website and load up the coupons from Proctor & Gamble and from You can used those on top of the manufacture's coupons, which can help make some items free! UPromise also offers some coupons to add to your CVS or Kroger cards to help save money for your little ones' college funds!
Happy Shopping!

CVS 10-26 Deals

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I did my first CVS big shopping trip today and I am so excited with the results! I got out early to get Eli some formula and ended up spending 3cents less than the cost of the formula for all this stuff! I ended up with about 64 dollars worth of stuff for 9.36! Here's how I did it:

Transaction #1:
5 Soy Joy bars ($1 each) used $3 off 5 coupon got back 4ECB
1 Crest Spinbrush ($4.99) used $2 coupon, got back 2ECB
1 Always Infinity ($4.99) used $2 coupon, got back 1 ECB
1 pkg Halls Natural cough drops ($2)
Total: 9.98 used 10 ECB from last week got back 7 ECB
FREE...paid nothing!

Transaction #2:
2 Tylenol Sinus ($6 each) used 2 $1.50 coupons
1 Tylenol Cold ($6) used $1 coupon
2 CVS pocket issues ($.99)
Used $3 off $15 CVS coupon, 7 ECB from 1st transaction
Out of pocket: $4.99 Earned 10 ECB and $3 off $15 coupon

Transaction #3:
2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent ($5.99, B1G1) used 2 $1 coupons
1 Dove Body Wash ($5.49) used $1.50 coupon
1 Dove Bar (free with body wash purchase)
1 Similac Alimentum ($9.39)
Used $3/$15 coupon, 10 ECB
Out of pocket: $4.37

I am so excited!!! Learning this will help me stay home with Eli! Nothing like free stuff!!! There is so much information out there on the 'Net about how to do this and it's awesome!
I ended up going back and doing another transaction on the cold medicine because I wanted to get Eli one of these. (I see I should have looked that up before I went and got the $1.50 coupon). The refills were part of the "spend 20 get 10ECB, so I went ahead and got those, plus another Tylenol Cold, Theraflu Warming liquid, Halls cough drops, and a sanitizing pen. I spent about 20 bucks, but got back 10ECB and have a rebate to get 3.99 back on the Theraflu. So it wasn't too bad. I could have saved more if I had researched and used that $1.50 coupons for the Triaminic, plus the $1 coupon I had for the refills. It was a last minute, "what can I do to make my baby feel better" run, so I think I did okay on the spur of the moment!