Saturday, December 21, 2013

CVS Semi-Annual Clearance Event!

The semi-annual clearance event is back and in full force at CVS! You know me I just had to go... I put Eva the bed and off I went! Walgreens and Rite Aid also have some awesome clearance going on as well, so make sure you stop in asap! I saw everything from hair color, shampoo and conditioner, styling products, makeup and nail care items from 50-75% off! Brands at my local CVS that are included in this clearance are Clairol, Vidal Sassoon, Revlon, Loreal, Sally Hansen, OPI, Wet N Wild, Covergirl, Neutrogena, Almay, Nuance, Herbal Essences, Got2Be, Organix, Garnier, Simple, and lots more! I did 2 transactions and had no problems with any coupons or prices ringing up wrong. It went really well and I am so excited to show you guys what I got! 

Transaction #1

Oraganix Macadamia Oil Dry Styling Oil on clearance for $2.07 (originally $8.29)
= $2.07

Vidal Sassoon Moisture Lock Conditioner on clearance for $1.24 (originally $4.99)
Use $2.00 off any Vidal Sassoon shampoo, conditioner, or styling product exp.12-31-13
= $0.76 money maker!!! 

(2) Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse on clearance for $1.12
Use $2.00/2 Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner, or styling products exp. 1-14-14 *from RedPlum 12/15*
= $0.24 or $0.12 each! 

Total = $1.88
Use $1.00 ECB
 = $0.88!!!

I had a total savings of $21.71 or 98%!

Transaction #2

Oraganix Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Mask on clearance for $2.07 (originally $8.29)
= $2.07

Vidal Sassoon Moisture Lock Conditioner on clearance for $1.24 (originally $4.99)
Use $2.00 off any Vidal Sassoon shampoo, conditioner, or styling product exp.12-31-13
= $0.76 money maker!!! 

Dawn Dish Soap $0.97

Total = $2.54
Use $2.00 ECB 
= $0.54!!!

I had a total savings of $14.67 or 98%!

I spent a grand total of $1.42 and saved over $36.00! 

There are also really great deals on makeup, I am just really trying my hardest to stay away from makeup for now. I have a bit of a problem. :) I tend to go through hair products a lot faster so I figured it was ok to get a few things. Excuses, excuses...

I hope you guys get a chance to get some of these awesome goodies!

Happy couponing!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

My very first Pinch Me box! :)

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this really cool website called that sends out boxes of free samples! I received my first box in the mail today and I am pretty excited to show you guys what I got! This has got to be the easiest way I have found to receive free samples and if you are interested in learning more just click HERE! All I did was sign up and fill out 3 surverys about myself and I got enough points to receive a free box of samples! The best thing is I already signed up for a new box yesterday, it seems like the points just keep rolling in! They open new sample box opportunities every other Tuesday, so that means you can get up to two free boxes per month, pretty sweet eh?

Here's what I got in my box...

 Gevalia Caramel Macchiato Froth Packet

Gevalia Caramel Macchiato Espresso Cup 
* Fun fact: I don't own a snazzy coffee maker, I just open these cups and throw them in my regular old coffee pot and it works just the same!*

Rimmel Scandeleyes Lycra Flex Mascara 
*This is full- size!* :)

Hollywood Fashion Tape Assortment Pack
Includes: Hollywood Fashion Tape
 Fashion Tape Shapes
 Accessory Tape Dots
 and Temporary Hem Tape 

Pretty great box, right? 
Did I mention this was all free?!? 
Go get you one! :)


Friday, December 13, 2013

CVS couponing 12-9-13

I had $19.13 in ECB's to use at CVS when I went into the store today. I had no idea what I was going to get because I didn't see many good deals in the circular. I wanted to use some ECB's that were expiring soon and I kinda sorta just winged it. So let's see what I got, shall we?

Colgate Mouthwash $5.99
Get $3.00 ECB = essentially $2.99

Spend $10.00 on select Nivea Products get $5.00 ECB
Nivea body wash $4.88
Nivea Soft Moisture Cream $6.88
Use $1.00 off any Nivea Lotion 6.8-16.9 oz exp.1/14/14
= $10.76
Get $5.00 ECB = essentially $5.76

(2) Scope Travel Mouthwash 4pk $2.49
= $4.98
Get $2.00 ECB each or $4.00 ECB for both = essentially $0.98 for both 

Essence of Beauty body wash $1.88
Use $1.00 off Essence of Beauty body wash or bath poof *from red coupon machine located inside the store*
= $0.88

Soft Soap Hand soap $1.88
Use $1.00 off Soft Soap product *from red coupon machine located inside the store*

Essence of Beauty 2 oz body mist $2.49
Use FREE 2oz Essence of Beauty body mist exp.12-23-13 *from liking CVS minute clinic facebook page*

Total: $28.07
Total after coupons and ECB's =

Get back $12.00 ECB's 

I am really happy with how today's transaction went. I left the store with a good amount of ECB's to use on my next trip and I got some really great stuff! Let me know if you found any great deals at CVS this week!


Rite Aid Couponing 12-9-13

I went into Rite Aid the other day with $17.50 in +UPS that I needed to use before they expired. Not much going on at Rite Aid this week either, but I had tons of rewards from all of the drugstores left over from Black Friday. I did pretty good on the price of everything, but lost all but $4.00 in +UPS. Ah well... there's always next time. I don't expect to see a really great sale like the one on Black Friday for a very long time. So you may not see many more hauls from the drugstores, unless of course I run into some awesome clearance. ;)

Here's what I got... 

Finish Dishwasher Tablets $7.99 BOGO Free
= essentially 2/$7.99

L.A.'s Totally Awesome Laundry Detergent $1.00

Care-Bears baby wipes $1.00

2 Sinful Colors Nail Polishes $1.99, get $1.99 +UPS = essentially free (limit 2)

Rite Aid Brand Antacid (Generic Gavison) $8.49
Use $1.00 peelie coupon attached to product =

Oxi Clean Dishwasher Booster on clearance for $1.49 
Use $1.50 peelie coupon attached to product =

Lint Roller $1.00

Total: $21.62

Use $17.50 +UPS 

Total: $4.12

Get $3.98 +UPS

I definitely could have spent less but there were a few things I needed around the house and I just decided to grab them while I was out. I still think I did pretty good, even though I hate losing all those +UPS... but whatcha gunna do?

What awesome deals did you find this week? Let me know in the comments below!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Walgreens Couponing 12-9-13

So I had $7.00 in Register Rewards left over from the Black Friday sales that I needed to use before they expired. Nothing worse than letting money just disappear. Too bad there was nothing great going on at Walgreens this week, and I really mean nothing. This is going to be a really boring and short post but I thought I would at least share what I did get. 

Resolve Pre-Treat Spray n Wash 2/$5.00

Walgreens brand Napkins $2.49

Total: $7.73

Use $7.00 RR 

Total: $0.73

See I told you it was boring! But I needed this stuff around the house and didn't want to pay for it. :) 


Friday, December 6, 2013

Exciting freebies this week!

I am suuuuuuper excited about these sweet freebies I got in my lovely mailbox this week! 
As most of you guys know I am an extremely frugal stay at home momma that loves to search for freebies and I like my coupons. I just want to stress to you guys that you actually will win a giveaway or two every once in a while but you have to be persistent. I get samples and freebies in the mail a few days a week and I love going to my mailbox to see what new goodies I will find. I get on the computer almost everyday and enter giveaways, sweepstakes, and I sign up to receive samples. My favorite place to search for freebies is a page on facebook called Hunt4Freebies, I suggest you go like them asap! 

I got this free trial kit with Redken samples to try out. It is the New Curvaceous line which is for loose waves to spiral curls. 

This sample includes:
Curvaceous Cream Shampoo 1.7oz
Curvaceous Conditioner leave in/rinse out 1oz
Wind Up reactivating spray 1oz

Next is something I am so so so excited about! I am really into using natural products but there are very rarely coupons or good deals on most natural products and unfortunately they are almost always pretty expensive. So when I found out I was a winner in the Pacifica Natural Skincare giveaway I was beyond thrilled! 

Here's what I won!

Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream $16
Dreamy Youth Day and Night Face Cream  $20
Sea Foam Complete Face Wash $11
That's $47 worth of awesome cruelty- free, vegan, and natural products for totally free!

Pretty awesome right? :)

Go on now and enter some giveaways! 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

So... what's the damage?

How was your Black Friday?  I had so much fun at the drugstores! I thought it might be fun to show you guys everything I purchased and how much I saved by using coupons and each drugstores rewards system.

 Rite Aid

 Total before coupons and +UPS = $48.75

I paid: $3.26

I had a total savings of $45.49 and I still have $17.50 +UPS left over from these transactions!


 Total before coupons and RR = $41.27

I paid:  $4.99

I had a total savings of $36.28 and I still have $7.00 RR from these transactions!


Total before coupons and ECB's = $15.48

I paid: $1.30

I had a total savings of $14.18 and I still have $12.50 ECB's from these transactions! 

Grand total before coupons or rewards = $105.50
I paid: $9.55 for all this stuff! :) (happy dance)

I had a total savings of $95.95!
And I still have $37.00 worth of store rewards to use on my future transactions! 
That just makes me so excited! I cannot believe I got all this great stuff for such an awesome price.
This was my first time doing this many transactions and rolling my store rewards. I think It went really well and I plan on spending even less next time!

How did you guys do?


Saturday, November 30, 2013

One last Black Friday post about Walgreens!

 I decided to drag myself to Walgreens one last time today to get a few more things. The sale ends today, so make sure you get there soon if you need anything you see below. I just now realized that Walgreens doesn't give you a limit on the sale items with RR, unlike CVS and Rite Aid. But if you try to use your RR from something like a certain shampoo and then you turn around to use it on the exact same shampoo you will not get RR back. It will take the RR from the previous transaction, but you will not get another one. Do you get what I am saying? Just try to use your RR on a different item each time so they keep rolling. I lost about $2.00 in RR today trying to figure this out, but I am ok with that because now I know how everything seems to work... Until they change the policy again. hehe... I never shop this much except for Black Friday week. I really get into it and then the rest of the year I dabble here and there whenever I need to go out for groceries or dog food. So the shopping posts should definitely slow down a bit, but no worries I have lots of great posts coming your way!
 I really am not a couponaholic. Ya don't believe me, do ya?

Here's what I got...

Got2B Oilicous conditioner $4.99, get $4.99 RR = essentially FREE!

Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship shampoo $2.99, get $2.99 RR = essentially FREE!
* I did not get this RR back because I used a $3.00 RR from P&G which is the owner of Herbal Essences, so in order for me to have gotten a RR I would have had to use it on a non P&G product. 

Walgreens Ultra Thin Pads $1.99, get $1.99 RR = essentially FREE!

4 Bath Tissues 2/$0.88 = $1.76

Total before RR and coupons = $12.43
Use $2.00 off any $10.00 purchase at Walgreens *This printed out yesterday after one of my transactions*
Use $9.00 RR = $1.31 
 Get $7.00 RR

In the end I did lose $2.00 in RR but I am ok with that. There is not much going on next week, so I'd rather get as much of these great deals this week as possible.

Don't forget all the drugstore sales end tonight!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Pre- Black Friday: Rite Aid and CVS haul 11/28/13

Well...I'm guilty of running into Rite Aid and CVS on Thanksgiving. Don't worry the boyfriend was still sleeping, so me and Eva decided to take a ride and see what great deals we could find! Can I just mention how awesome my 2 year old is? She has been great these past few days of shopping, she says "Hi" to everyone and even blows kisses to complete strangers... Am I in trouble? Flirt much? Well, I can't blame her for the boy at Rite Aid... he was pretty cute. (;

 Here's what we found...

Rite Aid

6 Rite Aid Loofahs $0.39 each = $2.34

2 Nivea for Men Shave Gels 2/$3.00
Use $2/2 Nivea for Men Shave Gels (exp.11/30/13) = 2/$1.00 or $0.50 each! 

Tena Pads $3.99, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially $0.99
Use  $2/1 Tena Product (exp.12/31/13) = $1.00 money maker!

Kiss Nail Dress $5.00, get $5.00 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Total: $10.94
Use $10.00 +UPS =$0.94
Get $8.00 +UPS


Basic Paper Towels buy 1 get 2 free = $1.09

CVS Alkaline AA Batteries $4.39, get $4.39 = essentially FREE!

Total : $1.39
Use $1.00 ECB = $0.39 
Get back $4.39 ECB's 

I hope your having a blast shopping! 


Black Friday Walgreens Haul!

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones! I kind of suck at shopping at Walgreens. For some reason I always leave CVS and Rite Aid without spending more than a dollar or two, but Walgreens always gets at least $5.00 out of me somehow. I obviously need to figure out what I am doing wrong so I can save even more money. I didn't have any Register Rewards going into this transaction, but I did have some Balance Rewards on my card. Balance rewards are points you get over time for certain purchases and you can use them like cash. 

Here's what I got at Walgreens...

Transaction #1

Pssst! Instant Dry Shampoo $4.99, get $4.99 RR = essentially FREE!

Vidal Sassoon Moisture Conditioner on clearance for $2.49
Use Peelie coupon attached, $2 off any Vidal Sassoon Styling Product exp. 12-31-13
= $0.49

Total: $5.98
Use $5.00 Balance Rewards credit = $0.98 
Get $4.99 RR 

Transaction #2

Walgreens Maxi Pads $1.99, get $1.99 RR = essentially FREE!

2 Scunci Hair Elastics 2/$3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE! 

Total: $5.29 
Use $5.00 RR = $0.29
Get $5.00 RR 

Transaction #3

Got2B Oilicous Shampoo $4.99, get $4.99 RR = essentially FREE!

Blistex Nurture and Nourish Chapstick $2.00, get $2.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Total: $7.41
Use $3.00 Balance Rewards credit
Use $2.00 RR = $2.41 
Get $6.99 RR

Transaction #4

Crest 3D White Toothpaste $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Herbal Essence Mousse $2.99, get $2.99 RR = essentially FREE!

4 Sunny Smiles Toilet Paper Rolls 2/$0.88 = $1.76

Total: $8.21
Use $7.00 RR = $1.31 
Get $5.00 RR 

I would have spent $26.72 without rolling my RR and using my Balance Rewards. I spent a total of $5.90 and I left the store with $9.00 RR to use on my next transaction. Essentially I made $3.10 in Register Rewards to go shopping today! Not too bad!

Yay for Black Friday! Have you been shopping today? I'd love to hear what goodies you found in the comments below! 


Rite Aid Black Friday Haul!

It's Black Friday!!! Wooo hoooo! I didn't go out last night or this morning like all the crazies... hint hint to my sister and mom! I actually really did want to go but we are sticking to a tight budget this year, and I decided not to set myself up for failure. That's why I am sticking with the drugstores. I just keep rolling my rewards and then all I end up paying at most is a buck or two plus tax. I know you definitely can't get everything you need from the drugstore but I am picking up everything I can give as a gift or anything my family may need. I'm sure Amazon will be getting a nice chunk of change from me at some point between now and Christmas, but you know me... I'll find some way to make a deal! Anyways let's get onto what I scored at Rite Aid today!

Here's what I got...

2 Hot Wheels Cars 2/$2.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially 2/$1.00

Rite Aid Invisible Tape 2/$1.50, get $1.50 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Carmex 3/$3.00, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially FREE!

2 Scunci Hair Elastics $1.99 each, get $1.99 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Palmolive Dish Soap $0.97
Use $0.25 off any Palmolive soap 10 oz. or larger (exp.11/30/13)
= $0.72

Philips Head Phones $7.99, get $7.99 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Total: $20.36
I used $19.00 +UPS
Paid: $1.36 out of pocket
Got back $17.50 +UPS to use on my next transaction! 

Rite Aid has definitely been my favorite drugstore to shop at this week. They have had some amazing deals, and the sale ends tomorrow. So if you are interested in anything I've shown you over the past week make sure you get there asap!

Happy Black Friday shopping!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday week: Rite Aid Haul 11/27/13!

I went to Rite Aid today to take advantage of the awesome free items after + UPS they are offering. This sale is running until  Saturday 11/30. You can click HERE for my blog post on this sale if you are interested! I went into the store with $11.00 + UPS that I had previous to this transaction. I do plan on going back to the store sometime before Saturday so I can use my + UPS to purchase even more stuff for free! You will definitely be seeing at least 1 or 2 more posts about this amazing sale.You know I can't be stopped when it comes to free stuff! :)

Here's what I got...

Jessie's Girl Eyeshadow Trio $3.00
Get $3.00 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Sinful Colors Nail Polish $1.99
Get $1.99 +UPS = essentially FREE!

L.A. Girl Nail Polish 2/$5.00
Get $5.00 +UPS = essentially FREE!

Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stain on clearance for $2.24 (originally $8.99)
Use $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics Item (exp.12/31/13) = $1.24

Total before +UPS = $11.23
Use $11.00 in +UPS = $0.23 + $0.73 in tax = $0.96 out of pocket for all this great stuff!

Then I got $10.00 + UPS back to use on my next transaction! :) 

Don't you worry... I will be back really soon with even more fantastic Black Friday deals!

Have you gotten any of these great deals? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday Week: CVS Haul 11-25-13

Here's the stuff I picked up at CVS on Monday 11/25 during the Pre-Black Friday sale that started on Sunday 11/24. I went into this transaction with $8.79 Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) so technically I got all of this for $0.36 + tax. I have a separate blog post that goes over the sale at CVS, so click HERE if that's something you're interested in seeing!

Here's what I got...

Total Home 2X concentrated laundry detergent $1.79
Get $1.79 ECB's = essentially FREE!

Gum 2 pack toothbrushes $2.00 
Get $2.00 ECB's = essentially FREE!

Children's Advil suspension $2.37
Get $2.37 ECB's = essentially FREE!

Sparkle paper towels $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB's = essentially FREE!

CVS Pantiliners $0.99 
Get $0.99 ECB's = essentially FREE!

CVS Ultra Soft travel pack baby wipes $0.99
Get $0.99 ECB's = essentially FREE!

Total before ECB's + tax = $9.68
I paid with $8.79 ECB's that I had prior to this transaction.
I spent $0.36 on the products + $0.55 on tax = $0.91 and I got back $9.14 ECB's to use on my next purchase at CVS. Not too bad!

This sale is over tomorrow, so if you are interested in any of these items make sure you get there asap!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Rite Aid Black Friday Sale! 11/28-11/30

I'm back with even more deals! :) Now were talking about Rite Aid's Black Friday sale which starts on Thanksgiving day 11/28 and goes through Saturday 11/30. Rite Aid is starting a really great sale on Sunday 11/24 and that leads up into Saturday 11/30. There will be a separate blog post on that sale, but remember that sale will run right along with the actual Black Friday sale... so double the deals! Remember to make sure that you have a Rite Aid card before these sales start so that you can get in on the great savings! Rite Aid has a rewards program that offers +UPS on certain items. This is money that you can use on future purchases, and at Rite Aid you have to wait until the next day to use your +UPS. On Thanksgiving Day stores will be open from 8am-5pm, and doors open at 7am on Black Friday. Click here for the RiteAid ad!

M&M Candy 2/$4.00, get $2.00 +UPS = essentially $1.00 per bag (limit of 2)

Holiday gift wrap or bags are buy 1 get 2 free

Hershey's, Nestle, or Wrigley's single serve candy bars 3/$2.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially 3/$1.00 (limit of 4)

Hershey's Pot of Gold boxed chocolates $3.99, get $2.00 +UPS = essentially $2.00 (limit of 2)

Purex Laundry Detergent buy 1 get 2 free (limit of 2)

Planters Holiday 3 pack $5.99, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially $2.99 (limit of 2)

Select Cereal $1.79, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially $0.79 each (limit of 2)

Doritos and Lay chips 2/$4.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially 2/$3.00 (limit 2)

Foster Grant reading glasses buy 1 get 2 free (limit 2)

Carmex lip balm 3/$3.00, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Yardley Soap 3/$3.00, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Scunci Colorvibes brush or hair elastics $1.99, get $1.99 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Color Concept Cosmetic gift sets $3.99, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially $0.99! (limit 1)

Wet N Wild Fast Dry nail collection set $2.99, get $2.00 +UPS = essentially $0.99!
Use $1/1 WNW, Fergie, or Gift set product coupon exp. 11-30-13 = FREE! (limit 2)

Sally Hansen Large nail gift set $5.99, get $3.00 + UPS = essentially $2.99 (limit 2)

Pure Loofahs $0.39  (limit 6)

Home 5 piece Candle Set $9.99, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially $6.99 (limit 2)

Nivea Creme Tins 3/$1.00 (limit 6)

Rite Aid Trail Mix or Nuts $1.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Rite Aid invisible or gift wrap tape 2/$1.50, get $1.50 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Philips ear buds $7.99, get $7.99 +UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Gillette and Nivea Shave Gels 2/$3.00 (limit 3)
Use $2.00/2 Nivea Men shaving products (exp. 12/7/13) = 2/$1.00!

Select Rite Aid brand medicines $0.67 each (Limit 6)

Assorted Christmas Toys $2.99 (limit 6)

Select Tena Pads $3.99, get $3.00 +UPS = essentially $0.99 (limit 2)
Use $2.00/1 Tena Product (exp. 12/31/13) = $0.99 money maker!

Select Duracell Batteries BOGO FREE! (limit 6)

Fleece Throw $1.99, get $1.00 + UPS = essentially $0.99 (limit 2)

Get $10 +UPS when you buy $50 worth of select gift cards

Happy holiday shopping!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rite Aid Black Friday Sale 11/24-11/30

I'm here with the 11/24-11/30 Rite Aid Black Friday sale! Remember this sale starts on Sunday 11/24 and goes through Saturday 11/30, but there is also a bonus sale that starts on Thanksgiving day. I have also done a blog post on that sale too, it will be up shortly. Click here for the Rite Aid 11/24-11/30 Ad
Please double check your ad after reading this post in case I may have left something out that interests you. Remember to make sure that you have a Rite Aid card before these sales start so that you can get in on the great savings! Rite Aid has a rewards program that offers +UPS on certain items. This is money that you can use on future purchases, and at Rite Aid you have to wait until the next day to use your +UPS.

Here we go!

Get $15.00 + UPS when you spend $30.00 on select Covergirl, Bounty, Charmin, Tide, Gillette, Old Spice, Downy, and Bounce products (limit 1)

Hershey's, Reese's, Cadbury, Nestle, or Andies Candy 2/$5.00, get $2.00 +UPS = essentially 2/$3.00 (limit 4)

Get $10.00 + UPS when you spend $15.00 on Physicians Formula Makeup (limit 2) 

Get $15.00 + UPS when you purchase any Crest 3D White Strips Kit (limit 2)

Select Rite Aid Oral Care BOGO FREE *This includes Whitening strips, so this may be something to look out for*

LA Girl Nail Polish 2/$5.00, get $5.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Select Rite Aid beauty tools $1.00, get $1.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Jessie Girl Cosmetics and Julie G Nail Polish $3.00 each, get $3.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Sinful Color Nail Polish $1.99, get $1.99 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Kiss Impress or Kiss Nail Dress $5.00, get $5.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Parfumes de Coeur Body Sprays $3.00, get $3.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Chef Boyardee or Snack Pack $1.00, get $1.00 = UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Blue Diamond Almonds $2.00, get $2.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 2)

Quaker Real Deals oatmeal cups 2/$3.00, get $3.00 + UPS = essentially FREE! (limit 1)

Select Rite Aid brand razors BOGO free

Holiday gift wrap and gift bags BOGO free

Assorted Candoliers BOGO free

Select toys from the Everyday Toy Dept. are BOGO 50% off

Select art supplies are BOGO 50% off

Get a $10.00 +UPS when you purchase $75.00 worth of shopping gift cards (limit 2)

Get a $5.00 +UPS when you purchase $25.00 worth of movie theater gift cards (limit 2)

Purchase any American Express gift card and get $3.95 off with coupon in circular

50% off select Christmas giftware  and houseware

BOGO 50 % all Rite Aid Home brand batteries

Queen Anne Cordial Cherries 2/$3.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially 2/$2.00 (limit 4)

Andes Candy 2/$3.00, get $1.00 +UPS = essentially 2/$2.00 (limit 4)

All Kids Stuff Christmas toys are 50% off

All Holiday boxed cards are 50% off

Rite Aid brand cold relief, flu, or pain medication is BOGO free

Happy Holidays!


Walgreens Black Friday Sale Thursday 11/28- Saturday 11/30!

Here are the best deals I found for the upcoming Black Friday sale at Walgreens. The sale starts on Thanksgiving day 11/28 and ends on Saturday 11/30. Walgreens will be open from 8am to 10pm on Thanksgiving day. Make sure you have a Walgreens card before these sales start so that you can ensure you get in on these deals. Walgreens has a rewards program called Register Rewards (RR) where you will sometimes get rewards back to use on your next purchase after you pay for an item. I recommend you still go over the ad for the sale and make sure I didn't leave anything out that you might be interested in. I tend to only list the items I know my family finds useful,  there are a lot of freebies in this ad that seem silly... even if they are free. Click here for the Walgreens ad! Enough rambling... let's get onto the good stuff! 

Thursday 11/28 ONLY!

Free redbox rental when you make a purchase between 9am-Noon

50% off select kids toys (reg. $9.99) limit of 3  *coupon is needed from circular*

Friday 11/29 ONLY! 
25% off your purchase of regularly priced items *restrictions apply and coupon is needed from circular*

Thursday 11/28- Saturday 11/30

Home elements holiday gift wrap 50 sq. ft. $0.99 

Select kids toys will be 40%-50% off (regularly $14.99-$19.99)

Sunny Smiles bath tissue or paper towels single roll 2/$0.88

Walgreens AA or AAA 4 pack batteries buy 1 get 2 free 

Walgreens 8 GB memory SDHC card or Easystore USB flash drive $6.99

16 GB Easystore USB flash drive $9.99

Almay Intense Eye Color Cosmetics $6.99, get $4.50 RR = $2.50
Use $1/1 Almay cosmetic product including makeup remover coupon (exp. 12/21/13) =
$1.50 after coupon

Omeprazole Acid Reducer $17.99, get $8.00 RR = essentially $9.99

Edge, Skintimate, or Schick Hydro Shave Gel 2/$5.00, get $2.00 RR = 2/$3.00
Use $0.55 off any Skintimate Shave Gel (exp. 12/31/13) =
 2/$2.45 or $1.23 each

Tums Freshers $4.50, get $4.50 RR = essentially FREE!
Use $1/1 Tums Freshers (exp. 11/30/2014) = $1.00 money maker! 

Celusil Antacid/Anti-Gas $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Got2B Oilicious Shampoo or Condtioner $4.99, get $4.99 RR = essentially FREE!

Walgreens Ultra Thin Maxi Pads $1.99, get $1.99 RR = essentially FREE!!

Pssst Dry Shampoo $4.99, get $4.99 RR = essentailly FREE!
Use $2/1 Pssst Dry Shampoo (exp. 12/31/14) *This is attached to some of the bottles at the store, I grabbed one today to use for this deal next week!*
= $2.00 Money Maker!

Revlon Lipstick or Gloss $7.99, get $5.00 RR = $2.99
Use $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product (exp. 12/31/13) =

Reach Toothbrush 2 pack $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Blistex Nurture and Nourish Lip Protectant $2.00, get $2.00 RR = essentially FREE! 

Studio 35 Beauty or Walgreens Makeup Remover Wipes buy 1 get 2 free

 GUM Micro Tip or Deep Clean toothbrushes 2 pack, Walgreens flouride toothpaste 6.4 oz or Clean + toothbrush $0.49 each *This is a great deal!*

Revlon True Red Hair Brush $0.99

Fruit of the Loom T-Shirts 4 pack
Hanes Undies 3 or 4 pack
Men's athletic socks 10 pack
$4.99 each

Walgreens Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen BOGO free

Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent buy 1 get 2 free

Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, select Stylers $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Scunci No Damage Elastics 2/$3.00, get $3.00 RR =  essentially FREE!

Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh or Vivid White toothpaste $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Opti-Free Pure Moist Multipurpose Solution $2.00, get $2.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Neilmed Sinufrin Nasal Decongestant Spray or Gel $5.00, get $5.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Let me know if you guys find any other great deals I may have missed!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Great makeup clearance & coupon matchups at RiteAid!

I'm just hopping on here for a few minutes to let you guys know about the amazing makeup clearance that's going on at RiteAid. I ran into RiteAid today to get a new rewards card because my old one seemed to run away, and I'm trying to be extra prepared for Black Friday! Maybe Daniel "misplaced" it hoping I'd stop being such a couponaholic, but no such luck buddy! I had no intention of buying anything today, but of course I had to walk to those beautiful endcaps located at the back of the store where all the wonderful clearance lives! I'm sure glad I did! There were rows and rows of makeup on HUGE clearance. Were talking up to 80% off and you know me, the crazy lady with all the coupons. I was thrilled because I'm on my never ending hunt for Christmas presents and I hit the mother load today, I just wish I had more coupons! :) 

Here's what I got...

Revlon Brow Fantasy on clearance for $1.90 (originally $7.50)
Use $1/1 Revlon Color cosmetic item (exp. 12/31/13) = $0.90!

2 Loreal Paris Project Runway Blushes on clearance for $2.45 (originally $9.95)
Use 2 $2/1 Loreal cosmetics face product (exp.1/14/14) = $0.45 each! 

2 Loreal Nail Polishes on clearance for $1.25 (originally $4.99) 
Use 2 $1/1 Loreal Color Riche Nail Polish (exp.1/14/14) = $0.25 each! 

How awesome are those prices? See Christmas doesn't always have to be super expensive if you use coupons and wait for awesome sales and clearances! Can you tell I'm a bit excited? Now I just have to convince myself that I will NOT keep all this snazzy makeup. Hello, my name is Jackie and I'm a makeup hoarder. 

My total before clearance would have been $37.38 + tax, after clearance the total came down to $9.30 + tax which is still a great price, but after coupons my total came down to $2.30 + tax. I just have to say it, Coupons... I kinda freaking love you. :) 

I bet you wanna go to RiteAid now, huh?


Friday, November 22, 2013

Walgreens Pre-Black Friday Sale 11/24-11/27!

Here are the best deals I have found for the upcoming sales at Walgreens next week. The sale is from Sunday 11/24- Wednesday 11/27 and this leads up to the awesome Black Friday Sale which starts on Thanksgiving Day! Like I always say make sure you still check the ad for these sales because I tend to only list the deals I find useful for my friends and family. Click here for the Walgreens Ad!

Select kids toys are $6.99 and BOGO FREE! = essentially $3.50 per toy! 

12 pack Budweiser or Bud Light $9.99, there is a $5.00 mail in rebate you can take advantage of = essentially $4.99 

Resolve Spray N Wash or Carpet Cleaner BOGO FREE! 

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz
Nice! 1 dozen large grade A eggs 
Banquet Brown N Serve Sausages 10 ct.
$0.99 each

Webkinz Plush Toys buy 1 at $9.99 get 3 free! 

Energizer Batteries 
Advanced lithium AA or AAA 2 pack
Max AA or AAA 4 pack, C or D 2 pack, 9 volt single
BOGO free

Tums Freshers $4.50, get $4.50 RR = essentially FREE!
Use $1/1 Tums Freshers (exp. 11/30/2014) = $1.00 money maker! 

Celusil Antacid/Anti-Gas $3.00, get $3.00 RR = essentially FREE!

Omeprazole Acid Reducer $17.99, get $8.00 RR = essentially $9.99

Nerf Night Finder toy gun $3.99, this is $9.70 on

Living Solutions Fleece Throw Blankets 2/$4.00

Walgreens hearing aid batteries 8 or 24 pack 10, 13, 312 or 675 BOGO FREE! 

Let me know if I left anything out and I will add it to this post!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

CVS best deals from 11/24-11/27 and Black Friday 11/28-11/30!

Here are the best deals I found for the upcoming sales at CVS next week. This year the week is being broken up into two different sales, the first being 11/24-11/27 and the later being for Black Friday 11/28-11/30. Please keep in mind that I am only listing the deals that stick out to me and my families needs. I highly suggest you still check out the ads because you most likely will find something you are interested in that I may have skipped over. ***Make sure you have a CVS card before these sales start so that you can get in on all these great deals! A CVS card is completely free!***

Click here for 11/24-11/27 CVS ad
Free after ECB's 
There are two whole ad pages of free items after ECB's so make sure you look through the ad and see if there is anything you need! I am skipping over a lot of those items because we just don't need them. These all have a limit of 1 per household.
ECB's are extra care bucks which are rewards you get back after you pay to use on future purchases.
 Kraft Mac & Cheese $0.99, get $0.99 ECB = essentially FREE!
GUM toothbrush 2 pack $2.00, get $2.00 ECB = essentially FREE!
CVS anti-diarrheal $4.00, get $4.00 ECB = essentially FREE!
Children's Advil $2.37, get $2.37 ECB = essentially FREE!
Mycratine Migraine Relief $4.99, get $4.99 ECB = essentially FREE!
Total Home Laundry Detergent $1.97, get $1.97 ECB = essentially FREE!
CVS pantiliners $0.99, get $0.99 ECB = essentially FREE!
Sparkle single roll paper towels $0.99, get $0.99 ECB = essentially FREE!  
Hershey's singles 1.4-2.06oz $0.79, get $0.79 ECB = essentially FREE!
Starbucks Refreshers 12 oz or DoubleShot 6.5 oz 2/$3.00, get $3.00 ECB = essentially FREE!
Hershey's theater box candy 4-6 oz $0.99, get $0.99 ECB = essentially FREE!
5 Gum 15 ct. $1.00, get $1.00 ECB = essentially FREE!
Orbit Gum 14 ct. $1.00, get $1.00 ECB = essentially FREE!

 Great Sale Items

Pepsi 2 Liter Bottles $0.69 (Limit of 5)

Almay eye makeup remover $4.99, get $2.00 ECB = $2.99
Use $1/1 Almay cosmetic product including makeup remover coupon (exp. 12/21/13) =
$1.99 after coupon and ECB's 

 Wet N Wild cosmetics 40% off
Use $1/1 WNW, Fergie, or Gift set product coupon exp. 11-30-13 (FREE MAKEUP!)


NYC cosmetics 40% off
***This makes for SUPER inexpensive makeup, no coupons needed!***

Colgate total 4-4.2 oz $3.00, scan you CVS card at the red machine in the store and get a $2.50 coupon.
Total after coupon = $0.50

11/28-11/30 Black Friday Sale! 
Click here for 11/28-11/30 CVS ad

Stores are open on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) but I am unsure of the time. I will keep you posted!
CVS brand AA or AAA batteries on sale for $4.39, if you scan your CVS card at the red machine in the store you will get a coupon to save $4.39 off the batteries making them FREE! (Thursday only)
Purex Laundry Detergent buy 1 get 2 free (limit of 6)
Just the Basics paper towels buy 1 get 2 free (limit of 8)
Select toys are BOGO free
Wet N Wild nail polish set $3.99, get $2 ECB making this $1.99. Use $1/1 WNW, Fergie, or Gift set product coupon exp. 11-30-13, making this $0.99 for 8 nail polishes! (limit of 1)

Pepsi 2 liters $0.69 each (limit of 5)

Cheerios or Chex Cereal $2.87, get $2.00 ECB = $0.87 (limit of 1) 

Mars Chocolate Bars $0.75, get $0.75 ECB = essentially FREE!(limit of 1)

GUM 2 pack toothbrushes $2.00, get $2.00 ECB = essentially FREE! (limit of 1)

Revlon Lip Butter or Super Lustrous Lip Color $6.99, get $4.00 ECB = $2.99, most coupon circulars have tons of Revlon coupons, keep your eyes open for those. Potentially $0.99-$1.99 with coupons! (limit of 1)

I hope you guys and your loved ones have a great Thanksgiving! 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Walgreens and Kroger Couponing 11-20-13

 Here are some great deals I found at Walgreens and Kroger this week!


2 Wet N Wild Wet Shine Nail Polish $0.99 each
This week Wet N Wild is BOGO 50% off
Use $1 off any 1 WNW, Fergie, or Gift Set Product coupon exp. 11/30/13
Total after coupon is $0.48

Vidal Sassoon Creme Color Gloss on clearance for $1.99 *originally $4.99*
There was a Peelie coupon attached to this that was $2 off any Vidal Sassoon Styling Product exp. 12-31-13
Total after coupon is FREE! 

Dove Men +Care Sensitive Scalp 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner on clearance for $2.49  *originally $4.99*
Use $2 off any Men +Care Hair Product coupon exp.11-24-13
Total after coupon is  $0.49 

I paid a little over $1 for $12 worth of stuff! Pretty darn good. ;)

There is still a ton of clearance going on at Walgreens! I also saw Covergirl, Revlon, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Yes To, John Freida, Got2Be, and Pantene on clearance.


2 Suave Deodorants on sale for $0.88 each *originally $1.12*
Kroger sends me a bunch of coupons every few months and I used a Suave coupon they sent to me, so keep your eyes open for that one.
Use $1 off any two Suave deodorants coupon exp.1-14-14
Total after coupons was $0.88 or $0.44 each

Happy couponing! 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Awesome makeup clearance at Walgreens!

I'm just jumping on here for a few minutes to let you girls know about the really great makeup clearance going on at Walgreens. I saw Covergirl, Revlon, Rimmel, and Sally Hansen on clearance for up to 75% off. I only picked up two things because I am really trying to limit my spending on makeup, but it seems I may be a makeup hoarder. Shhhh, it can be our little secret. ;)

Here's what I picked up!

The Revlon makeup products were buy one get one 50% off and that even worked on the clearance items! 

Revlon Age Defying Foundation on clearance for $3.39 *Originally $13.49*
Use Save $1 off any one Revlon color cosmetic exp.12/1/13
 Total after coupon is $2.39 

Here's a picture of the coupon

Revlon Photoready Sculpting Blush Palette on clearance for  $3.28, take an extra 50% off from the BOGO sale, so your total is $1.64 *Originally $12.99*
Use the same coupon as shown above
Total after coupon is $0.64 

Total before coupons would have been $26.48 + taxes.
I spent a total of $3.36, and saved a total of $23.12! 

Happy couponing!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Product's we've used up and reviews!

 It's that time again! I'm basically talking about my families garbage... but it's not as gross as it sounds, I promise! I've been collecting my family's used up products for the past few weeks so I could let you know if they are worth spending your money on.


Almay oil free gentle eye makeup remover pads 
These were great! I got these for free and if I can get them for free again I will definitely pick them up. They are not a staple item for me because I can just use coconut oil or olive oil to remove stubborn eye makeup. But these are much tidier and don't sting my eyes like a lot of other eye makeup removers.

Physicians Formula happy booster glow and mood boosting powder
First of all this was only halfway used up, but little miss Eva B decided to play with it and she accidentally shattered it. I'm not complaining. I hate wasting things but this powder was really crappy. I have normal skin and this had sparkles all over it so it made my skin look shiny, which is kind of the opposite reason I apply a powder. I do not recommend this to anyone, and if you have oily skin stay far away from this bad boy.

Bath and Body Products

 Garnier Fructis sleek and shine moroccan sleek oil treatment
I love argan oils and I really liked this one. It was super affordable, smelled delicious, and made my hair look really nice. I would just apply this right after the shower and it would make my curls look defined and less frizzy without being crunchy. 

Aveda damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment
Have you ever sniffed an Aveda product before? They are the best smelling things in this world, but they are so stinking pricey. The only reason I got to try this is because my awesome hairdresser gave this to me for free! Did I mention how awesome he is? I had a love-hate relationship with this though. It definitely made my hair feel and look stronger and healthier, but it did not detangle whatsoever. I liked it but detangling is a requirement for a deep conditioner in my book.

Lady Speed stick fresh infusions deodorant sparkling lime coconut
I am trying to use more natural deodorants but when I can get it for free I'll use the bad stuff. I know that's not good, but we are on a very strict budget ever since I became a stay at home mommy. I don't really need to talk about deodorant but this stuff smells ah-freakin-mazing! It smells like sun tan lotion, coconuts, and the beach and if you don't care about natural deodorants you should pick this one up. 

Venus Embrace razor
I won this in a giveaway and this razor is awesome but the refills are way too expensive! Hopefully I get some more for free, cuz this girl is too cheap. 

Schick Hydro 5 razor
I also got this for free from a sample site and it's a great razor as well but still way to expensive for me.

 Baby Products

Johnson's head-to-toe baby wash
Your crazy if you think I use this on my kid. When she was a newborn I did because I was not educated on all the terrible chemicals they put in this crap. This stuff has a form of formaldehyde in it, and there is no way I'm using it on Eva ever again. I ended up using this to clean my makeup brushes and it worked fine. But I will never purchase this again.

Johnson's natural head-to-toe foaming baby wash
We had to buy this when we went on vacation and lost Eva's regular soap in the car somehow. This works fine and the ingredients are a lot healthier than the regular Johnson's baby wash but I prefer Dr. Bronner's magic soap.

 Household Products

PartyLite nature's light white oak and sandalwood candle
This is easily my favorite candle of all time. This was a gift from my mom, and it smells so so soooo good. I really wish I could say I would repurchase this but it costs around $25. You guys know that just isn't gunna happen. I rationed this off for about two years, and this candle will make your whole entire house smell fantastic. If that price point doesn't make you flinch, go buy this candle and thank me later.

Holiday Memories mint truffle soy candle
These are sold a Kohl's and I love the fact that they are soy based, which means they are a healthier alternative to regular candles. This was really nice in the beginning but after a while the candle just started to smell like burnt chocolate, which is not my favorite scent. I have had this brand of candle in a vanilla cupcake scent and I loved it, so I think this was just a bad scent. 

Febreze lavender vanilla and comfort air freshener
This lasted me a good 3 plus years. It actually smells really great but I hate spraying chemicals in the air around my pets and toddler. I only used this when one of my fur-babies had an accident or the house smelled a bit strange. I have a few more air fresheners to use up but after that I will not be purchasing them anymore.

Seventh Generation natural laundry stain remover
I really had high hopes for this natural stain remover but it really wasn't that great. It kinda worked on some stains and on others it did nothing. If anyone has any recommendations for a more natural laundry stain remover that actually works please let me know! 

What product's did you guys use up recently?