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  • Couponing like crazy!
  • Turning Junk into Treasure!
  • Saving Plastic Bottles from Landfills!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today's Adventures!

 I have slacked off for about a month and it has begun to really show in our bank account and on our shelves! I am now repenting!!! I have been coupon hunting this week and will finish clipping and filing tomorrow. Today I hit Walgreen's in Springville to take advantage of some great deals. My favorite cashier, Albrie was there. You can find her at the cosmetics counter. She will help you and save you soooo much money!!
 I had a plan laid out and she helped me spend lots less than what I had expected to spend, plus I got twice as much product as planned.

I did several transactions! All using my Capital One Rewards card. We have been using it for everything lately and paying it off every two weeks, even though I have 0% interest for a year. Best to get in a good habit. Credit rewards are just another way to save/earn money on things you need to buy anyway!
Softlips lip care $2.00
Mission Muscle Cream $5.99
Total cost: $8.53
Earned $8.00 in Register Rewards

Gilette Fusion Razor  $10.99
-$5.00/1 Gillette Fusion Razor
(2) Christmas pencils @ .16 each (w/in-ad coupon)
-$8 RR
Total paid: $.91
Earned $4 RR
Mission Foot Cream $5.99
(2) Christmas pencils @ .16 each (w/in-ad coupon)
-$4.00 RR
Total Paid: $.58
Earned $6.00 RR

Gillette Fusion Proglide $10.99
-$5.00/1 Gillette Fusion razor 
(2) Christmas Pencils @ .16 each (w/in-ad coupon)
-$6.00 RR
Total Paid: .91
Earned $4.00 RR

Walgreen's Cold Sore Treatment $7.99 
-$4.00 RR
Total Paid: $4.53
Earned $8.00 RR

Softlips lip balm $2.00
Total Paid: $2.13
Earned $2.00 RR

Quaker Life Cereal $2.50
-$1.00/1 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal (from the package of another Quaker box) 
Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.50 
-$1.00/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Honey Bun
Though these coupons specified certain flavors, they still worked. It never hurts to try folks!!
(2) X Cel Laundry Detergent  @ $2.99 each (w/in-ad coupon)
(7) Christmas pencils @ .16 each (w/in-ad coupon)
-$2.00 RR
-$8.00 RR 
Total Paid: $.78
Earned $2.00 RR

X Cel Laundry Detergent $2.99 (w/in-ad coupon)
-$2.00 RR
Total Paid: $1.19

Total Retail Value overall: $87.23 (w/tax)  
Total Paid: $19.56
Nearly 80% savings! 

We also hit Macey's today.
  Thankfully, the Chex deal will continue through tomorrow. I wasn't able to round up enough coupons last week to take advantage of it. With all of my scavenging this morning though, I had enough to get 12 boxes!
You have to buy 3 boxes to get them for $1.49 each. They have a vendor coupon at the registers. I stacked on top of that (6) coupons for -$1/2 Chex cereals. Two of them I printed online, the rest I found in the bins. This made them $0.99 each.
 The Nabisco crackers were $1.69 each. I used an online coupon for -$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, making them $1.19 each.
 The Lindsay Olives are still just $.69 per can!!! Stock up!!! I got another 10 cans to supplement our supply.
The whipped topping is .69 each, limit 2, with in-ad coupon.
The cream cheese is .89 each, limit 2, w/in-ad coupon.
The marshmallows are .79 each. They only come this low at this time of year in my experience, so I stocked up and will likely get more to have on hand. Remember, if you get more at the low price now, you will save money in the long run, avoiding full price!! 
Total Paid: $30.50
A savings of just over 50%.   
I have $10 left in this week's budget. I will hit Double Tuesday at Walmart tomorrow for the first time in ages. I only plan to do a few doubles this time. Most of them I will do with next week's budget. I have two ad-matches to do:
Rancho Market
1 gal milk $1.99
Bananas 3lb/.99
Then Wednesday I will hit Buy Low since I am heading into town anyway and will see how much produce I can get with around $5. It will be interesting... :) 

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