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?