Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Sunday

What does any normal couponer do on a hot, steamy, Sunday afternoon? Answer: run around from store to store using the rest of her coupons that are about to expire today - of course! Here is a picture of a small portion of my take for the day. The most I paid for any one of the boxes was $.50 plus tax.

My Meijer Run This Week

Okay I will be the first to admit that I could have made a lot more trips to Meijer this week and stock up, but I just wasn't in the mood to. I did manage to get several Skippy peanut butters for just a few cents. Each peanut butter cost $1.33. So:
2 Skippy Naturals - $2.66
Minus 2 $.40 coupons (doubled) - $1.60
Minus $1 catalina that prints out for buying 2 Skippy Naturals

(Yes, there is a mealbox coupon for $1/2 peanut butter in which I could've gotten overage, but I just wanted to fly under the radar this week) ;)

Friday, August 7, 2009

From Necessity to Recycler

My new, "save a little tiny part of the earth" project: Using my extra envelopes from advertisers and old bills. I stick a sticker on the window part and viola, free envelope. (my husband thinks I'm nuts) :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Did I go overboard? ;)

There's no such thing as having too many coupons, right? LOL

I just had to share what I will be doing this week - clipping coupons. ;)

Friday, July 31, 2009

This week's Meijer Run

The sale at Meijer this week was great! I got:
Meijer Milk - $1.98
Meijer Chocolate Milk - $2.05
Oscar Meyer Beef Franks - $3.58
2 Betty Crocker Delights - $2.00
2 Dole Oranges - $2.00
Aunt Millie Bread - $1.00
5 Breyers Ice Cream - $5.00
Hair Color - $6.00
2 Kashi Waffles - $4.50
Angel Soft Bath Tissue - $1.00
Free Chocolate Milk WYB Gallon Milk
Free Oscar Meyer Franks
$.50 Dole coupon doubled - from a Woman's Day Magazine
$.35 Aunt Millie coupon doubled
5 - $1.00 Breyers coupons - makes this FREE
$2.00 Hair color coupon
Free Kashi Waffle coupon
$1.50 Kashi Waffle coupon
and of course if you purchase 10 of the $1 items you get the 11th free
I saved $37.18

Now at my Meijer you can only double two like coupons so then I did two more orders each for 2 Betty Crocker Delights and got them completely free after coupons.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Kroger's Mega Sale ROCKS!!

Last night, out of pure boredom, I looked over the Kroger ad and found I had coupons for several of the items in their Mega Sale. If you buy 10 items you get $5 off your order. I had a coupon for each item in this picture and ended up paying a total $2.67 for all that you see pictured. I was so happy. :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I held a 2-day garage sale. The weather for both days was perfect!! I sold A LOT of items and I am very happy. :) Now to put my garage back together. *sigh*

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Garage Sale Time!

All this week I am working on my garage sale. I am finally getting to the point of the sale that I love. I've went through most of my things and piled them out in the garage and this week I get to start cleaning and organizing the garage. The best part is the weather looks like it is going to be great all week and through the weekend.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I went to CVS today and they had about 6 Contour monitors in stock!! I was so happy. I picked up two and used my $30 coupons to get two $5.00 Extra Care bucks with two cards. I normally don't use two cards. In fact, at one time I had five extra care cards (one for each member of the family) and they all had extra care bucks on them. In my prime CVS days, I would hold a balance of about $60 in extra care bucks on each card. I got a lot of free and nearly free things, but the "stress" of driving to different CVS's and trying to keep the ECB rolling wasn't worth it to me.

Now, I have one primary card and I currently have just the $5.00 extra care buck on it. I used my spare card today only because it was a free $5 ECB and I had the Contour coupons. I will most likely use this extra $5 ECB within the next few days so I will be back to just the one card. The chances of me rolling the ECB on my primary card are also very slim. Again, I'm just not that into CVS anymore.

I also picked up two boxes of Shredded Mini Wheats today. They are buy one get one free and I had a buy one get one free coupon from Vocalpoint making both boxes free!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Meijer Run

I went to Meijer today and got:
2 cans Dole Mandarin Oranges = $1 each - (2) $.50 Qs doubled = Free
2 boxes Nabisco 100 calorie snacks = $2.50 each - (2)$.50qs - (2) Meijer mealbox q's = $2 for both
1 box of Meijer ice cream = $2.50 - get free promotion if you buy 2 Nabisco snacks = Free
10 BAGS of McCains frozen french fries = $.64 - $.75q's = Free

GRAND TOTAL OUT OF POCKET = $2.11 !!!!!!!!

Make sure you watch your coupons - I noticed they missed one of my coupons. :( They were sooo busy today and there was an awful nasty/grumpy woman using the self-checkout next to me. I felt so sorry for my cashier because he really was doing the best he could considering how busy they were.

I will be going back to Meijer to get more free fries later this week. No, I didn't take them all, seriously, there were a ton there. I hope to get well stocked for the summer. That's an easy addition to a meal when the kids have friends over.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kroger Run

Today I went to Kroger and got:
Purina Kitten Chow - $2.07 - Free coupon = $0
2 Powerades $.88 each - $.40/2 coupon doubled = $.96/2
Bacon - $5.49 - Free coupon = $0
Poptarts - $2.08
Bread - $.75 (clearanced)
Vitamin Water - $1.00 - $.50 coupon doubled = Free
2 Shamrock Chocolate milks - $1.00 each - (2) $.50 coupons doubled = Free
Frozen Pizza - $1.00
Carefree liners - $1.00 - $1.00 coupon = Free
Juicy Fruit - $1.29 - $1.19 coupon = $.10

I also had a $1.00 off your next purchase which brought my grand total out of pocket to -----> $3.90 !!!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

My excitement today...

Here are pictures of the cute little chipmunk that I saved from the evil clutches of my dog. haha Actually the dog pounced at the chipmunk wanting him to play and the chipmunk climbed up the side of my house for safety. He was cute little thing though. :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Meijer trip

I got everything in this picture for $6.23!!!
I just had to brag. ;)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just a quick update...

I'm still here!!

I'm still way too busy to post regularly but I am still bargain shopping. :)

Today I went to Walmart and picked up some Febreze starter kits on clearance for $2.00 and used a $4.00 coupon on them (no overage - bummer) and I picked up the 2oz size J&J body care lotion for $.99 and used the $2.00 coupon from SS 4/19. I bought 5 Febreze and 4 J&J and paid $.97 total for all!!

This week I am stopping my Meijer to pick up some super cheap Mac & Cheese and Kelloggs cereal. I still have about (10) $2.50 Eletrosal coupons to use but seriously - how much dishwasher soap do I need? I already have about 20 boxes of the stuff. I just hate to see good coupons go to waste. LOL

Happy hunting!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Bloggy Break

I am currently taking a break from blogging. I have been uber-busy. I am currently selling on Ebay while downsizing my entire house, in preparing to move.

I am still getting some great bargains but not posting them.

Happy Bargain Hunting!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Went to Kroger and CVS

I was so excited to find out that Kroger is continuing their sale on some of the items from last week's ad. Today I used the last two of my $.50 SoftSoap coupons because they are still on sale for $1 each. I ended up getting 42 free SoftSoaps from Kroger and Meijer. I saved some for my stockpile but I've given at least half of my total away. Krogers also has Powerade Zero on sale for $.88 a bottle. If you use the $.40 off coupon from 1/4 SS it makes them only $.08 a bottle. Unfortunately, someone at my Kroger cleared out the red Powerade Zeros, which are our favorites, so I picked up a couple of grape flavored.

I also stopped by CVS today and picked up some $.28 Revlon eyeshadow with the $2.00 coupon from 1/11 SS. The eye shadow was clearanced at 50% off. I also picked up a new Christmas tree skirt clearanced at 90% off for $.25.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Trip to Meijer Today - Major Bargains

I love Meijer. Today I picked up:

6 - Softsoaps - $1.00 each = $6.00 total
1 - Revlon Nail Enamel -$4.24 but on sale today for $2.12
8 - Beech-Nut Let It Grow Bowls - $.99 each - $7.92 total
2 - Green Giant Steamers - $1.00 each - $2.00 total

6 - $.50 off Softsoap q's from 1/4 SS (Had to do this in 3 transactions at self-checkout)
1 - $2.00 off Revlon Color coupon from 1/11 SS
8 - $1.00 off Let It Grow Bowls from 1/11 SS
2 - $.50 off Green Giant Steamers from 1/4 SS

I SAVED $17.55 in coupons!!!!!
Like I said before, I just love Meijer. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blogging at the library - I'm so hip (sorta)

Well today I am spending the afternoon at the library and I decided to blog because, well, isn't that what all the creative people do?

Actually I am being forced to spend time here because I have to get some Ebay work done and I need an internet connection. I can not go home because the weather is absolutely awful outside and I can not drive up our steep, slippery hill. My husband drives me around in weather like this and until I pick the children up from school, and he gets off work, I am going to camp here at the library. If I do go home I will have to trek it, in the sub-zero temperatures, through snow, and I do not feel like doing that today.

I am so thankful for my laptop.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Meijer Run for under $2.00

I dodged the snowflakes today and made a run to Meijer. I bought everything in the above picture and also a couple of the Betty Crocker potatoes (used coupons for them too) and a 2-liter of Pepsi. The grand total for everything using coupons, was under $2.00.

Not everything I purchase today is in the picture. I only posted a picture of all the items I got FREE with coupons from Meijer. I had to do three separate transactions for the soap, since my Meijer only doubles two like coupons.

I also received a catalina for 70 points in Box Tops for Education!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kroger Run - $.16 !!

Today I went to Kroger and picked up:

1 - Cottonelle Toilet paper 4-pack - $.99
2 - Nesquick Milks - $1.00 each
2 - SoftSoaps - $1.00 each
2 - Powerade Zeros - $.88 each

1 - $.50 tp coupon
2 - $.50 milk coupons
2 - $.50 Softsoap coupons
2 - $.40 Powerade coupons

all coupons doubled for a grand total of $.16 !!!!!
Unfortunately, my Kroger only lets you double two of the same coupons so...
I will most likely be doing this transaction at least once every day for the next week. ;)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

CVS Run - $.01 !!

I ran to CVS this morning and picked up:
2 Febreeze candles - $1.99 each
2 SoyJoy Bar 6-packs - $6.00 each
1 Garnier Conditioner - $2.99

2 - $2 off one Febreeze candle coupons
1 - $3 off 10 soyjoy bars
1 - $11.98 ECB

GRAND TOTAL (*drum roll*) - $.01 !!
and I got back $14.50 in ECB's to use next time I stop in.

The Febreeze candles are marked $7.99 on the shelf but I price checked them. The Apple Spice, Fresh Evergreen, Cinnamon Medley, and Vanilla scents are ringing up at $1.99 - with the $2 off coupon they are FREE!!

I went back and got:
1 - Covergirl Powder pack priced 50% of $8.00
2 - SoyJoy bar box - $6.00 each
$1 Covergirl Coupon
$3 off 10 SoyJoy bar coupon

GRAND TOTAL ---> $0.00 out of pocket!!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

No big bargains today

I didn't make my usual Sunday run today. The weather was icy this morning and there were not enough great bargains to venture out. I did make it to Walmart this evening to pick up my last, nearly free with coupon, pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream is my absolute favorite!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Here is what I did today...

I cleaned out the fridge!! Sparkly! Jealous!?! LOL


Last night we used some of our FREE movie tickets from the Ponds deal back in September, to go to the new 3-D movie Bolt with my littlest one. He loved it - and so did I. The hamster and the pigeons were my favorite. I know the movie has been out for quite a while, but to use our free tickets we have to trek to the 'big city'. So, if you haven't seen this movie yet - I highly recommend it. Go!