Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Gear Review and Giveaway

Dont miss the hot new giveaway over at BEING FRUGAL AND MAKING IT WORK for the hot new toys for kids and adults!! just head on over to BEING FRUGAL AND MAKING IT WORK and enter for your chance to win!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Walgreens Deals This Week! *Purchased February 11, 2011*

Well, this week I was able to go shopping on a Sunday, which made me happy, although nothing I really needed had any good RR's with them, so they were all still in stock! HAHA Oh well! Can't win them all!! I did take my oldest son shopping with me, and he found a Bey Blade Toy for $9.99 he wanted, and even offered to give me his $10 Gift Card for it when we got home. I told him there was no need, however he insisted, he pay for it himself, in some fashion, which I was very proud of! :-D
This week I didnt get too much, and only had 1 transaction! Can you believe it!? LOL I have $2 in RR to use next week though! Yay me!!  Let's see what all I got!

(2) AirWick Scented Oil Refills (on sale for 2/$5 and I had 2 $1 off coupons, making them $1.50 each)
(2) Air Wick Scented Oil Warmers ( FREE with purchase of the oil - however I goofed and only got one free.. one was with a nightlight, and it was $1.99, but its ok, the boys needed a new nightlight in their room, and this will also keep the "Boy Smell" out! HAHA
(3) Quaker Oatmeal (on sale for $1.50 each, had (3) $1 off coupons, making them $.50 each)
(2) Renuzit Air Freshener (on sale for Buy One at $2.99, Get One FREE - I had (2) $1 off coupons, making them $.49 each)
(1) Nice N Easy Hair Color Foam - Used my FREE Coupon I won from their FB giveaway, and earned a $1RR
(1) 60oz Clorox Bleach ($1.89 - on sale for $1.39)
(1) Purex Detergent (on sale for $1.99)

My total OOP was $22.46 (with the $10 toy for my son, so really only about $12.46 for my stuff!) I had $.50 in Wags Coupons, $1.49 Wags Discount Savings, $16.47 on Wags Advertised Savings, and $14.99 in Manufacturer Coupons for a total savings of $33.45!!

I do believe I did pretty well on this trip, too, although Im not sure where my additional RR came from!? I thought I was only getting $1 from the Hair Color.. am I missing something?! lol she gave me 2.. lol

Savings at Schnucks Today!! 2-11-11

Well, I am usually cautious about taking my husband and kids shopping with me, as I usually end up spending more than I want to, this trip was no exception, but we still did really well, considering! HAHA. Going into this trip, I was aware that I would get an additional $5 back if I spent $20 or more on Progresso Soups, Fiber ONe Bars, and Cheerios, so I found all the proper coupons, and I went for it! It turned out pretty well! Of course, I got the whole.. "Why do we need 4 boxes of cereal?" question, lol, and when I answered with, "It makes it cheaper!" I got a less than confused face lol. Then after the trip I showed the kids the receipt and explained all the money we had saved and both were pretty excited, and thought I was extra cool! :-D So, without further wait, here we go into my grocery list!!

(1) Gallon of Skim Milk -$3.39
(1) Honey Nut Cheerios - $1.77   ($1 off 2 boxes making them $1.27 each)
(1) Multi Grain Cheerios - $1.77
(2) Cheerios Oat Cluster - $3.54   ($1 off 2 boxes making them $1.27 each)
(1) Nabisco Chocolate Chunky Cookies - $1.88   (had $1 off with a gallon of milk making them $.88)
(6) Yoplait Yogurts - $.54/each = $3.24  ($.40 *doubled* $.80 making them $.41 each)
(8) Progresso Soups - $1.25 each = $10 ((2) $1 off 4 cans = $8 making them $1 can)
(1) Schnucks Brand Shredded Parmesan Cheese - $1.97
(1) Pedigree DentaStix - $3.50 ($2 coupon making it $1.50)
(1) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cooking Creme - $2.50 ($1.50 coupon making it $1)
(1) Vlasic Hamburger Pickles - $2.69 ($.55 coupon attached to the jar making it $2.14)
(1) 4pk Fitz Root Beer - $3.39 **Kids HAD to have it!! lol**
(2) FiberOne Granola Bars - $5 ((2) $1coupons making them $1.50 each)
(2) Land O Frost Lunch Meat - $4.89 each = $9.78 (had only 1 $.55 coupon making them $4.61 each)
(4) Nesquick Fat Free Chocolate Milks ((2) BOGO coupons - making all 4 of them only $.68 each)
(1) Simply Orange Orange Juice - $3 ($1 Coupon making it only $2)
(1) Bunch of Bananas - $.54/lb Totaling $1.25
(1) Bag of Dog Chow - $10.99 ($1 coupon making it $9.99)

Subtotal was $78.61, saved $16.74 in Vendor Coupons, and $20.37 in Price Reductions for a grand total of $37.11 in savings, and only $61.87 OOP!! Did pretty good for the kids and hubster along for the ride! haha

I then had the $5 coupon back to use on the other order, as I wanted to use the $5 on the same trip, just to save a little more. :-D

#2 Transaction -
(8) Tomato Sauces - $.39/each totaling $3.12
(4) Diced Tomatoes - $.75/each totaling $3.00
(1) Ketchup - $.99
(1) Bunch of Green Onions - $.69
(1) Bag of Popcorn Kernels *for our air popper we got for xmas! :D*
(1) Cantalope - $1.50

Subtotal was $11.47, used my $5 Vendor Coupon, $1.49 in Reduced Pricing, for a Total Savings of $6.49 and Total OOP of $6.47!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Using I drew 3 lucky followers to win a coupon for a FREE bottle of the Purex Crystals. The 3 winners were - Brandi Cash, Stephanie Girard, and Denise S.

I have been able to contact 2 of them, unfortunetly, Denise S did not leave any contact info, so i will give her 24 hours to contact me to claim her prize, otherwise I will have draw another name! If you know who she is be sure to tell her to check the blog!!

Congrats to all and I hope you enjoy your GIVEAWAY!! You guys are wonderful! I recently just started a Full Time+ job, so things will be a little slower around here, but i encourage you to stay involved and active on the FB site! You never know what I will throw out!! I would like feedback on the products from the winners, just to see how you like them!! Thanks again!!


Saturday, February 5, 2011


Be sure to hurry over HERE to claim your free Pyrex Potholder!! Limited numbers available!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Savings at Schnucks Today!!

I did some shopping at Schnucks today and made out with some pretty sweet deals! I was very happy! Some buys were strictly for the Superbowl, and not normal buys, but it still turned out AMAZING!

(1) 6pack Mt. Dew (for the Hubby) - 2.99
(1) 6pack Bud Light (for MEEE haha) - 5.79
(3) boxes of Hamburger Helper - on sale for $1 each and i had a $.75 off 3 coupon = $.75/box
(3) bags of Pictsweet Steam Veggies - On sale for $1 bag
(2) bags of Knorr Side Dishes - On sale for $1 bag and I had a $.50 off 2 coupon = $.75/bag
(6) cups of Cesar Dog Food - On sale for $.80 a cup and I had a BOGO and also a B3G1 = $.53/cup
(2) bags of Baby Ready To Eat Carrots - on sale for $1/bag
(1) 2 liter of Cherry Dr. Pepper - on sale for $1
(1) 2 liter of A&W Root Beer - on sale for $1
(7) cups of Yoplait Yogurt - on sale for $.54/cup had a coupon for $.40 off 6 cups, which was doubled to $.80, plus I had my coupon for a FREE cup = $.34/cup
(3) Weber Grilling Spices - on sale for $1/bottle
(1) Helluva Dip - on sale for $1 - i missed their $1 coupon on their FB page! :-(
(3) Cans of Campbells Condensed Soups - on sale for $1/can and I had a coupon for $.40 off 3 cans, which was doubled to $.80 = $.73/can
(3) cans of Healthy Choice Soup - on sale for $1/can and I had a coupon for $1 off 3 cans = $.66/can
(4) bags of Malt-O-Meal Cereal on sale for $1/bag and I had (2) $2 off 2 bags coupon = FREE
(1) 5lb bag of Golden Yukon Potatoes - $3.99
(2) Bottle of Old Orchard Juice - On sale for $1/Bottle and I had (2) $.50 off a bottle coupons = $.50 bottle

I saved $10.99 in coupons and $29.57 in store sales, for a GRAND TOTAL SAVINGS OF $40.56,  AND ONLY $44.42 OOP!! That is what I consider a good shopping trip!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Walgreens Deals This Week! *Purchased February 3, 2011*

Transaction #1 - 2 Therma Care Heat Wraps on sale for $5.99 each, and $5 RR when you buy two! I had 2 coupons for $3 off each, so they were $2.99 each, $6.48 OOP with $5RR! *savings of $8*

Transaction #2 - Arnica Pain Relief Gel was on sale for $5.99 with a $6RR, and i used the $5RR from the Therma Care making this transaction only $1.07OOP  *savings of $8.50*

Transaction #3 - Gillette Fusion Razor 9.99 with a $4RR, and I had a $4 coupon, and also a bottle of Palmolive, $1.99, with a $1 In store coupon.  I used the $6 RR from the Pain Cream, making this only $1.06 OOP! *$12 savings*

Transaction #4 - (2) Got 2B Freezing Sprays $5.49 B1G1 (not on my list, but i just my last bit of mine this morning, and couldnt pass it up!) Dove Deodorant, Dove body wash, Dove Mens Bodywash, Dove Hairspray -Dove items were 4/$15 with $5RR with them. (2) boxes of Breath Right Strips, I had 2 Catalina Rewards for FREE boxes of Breath Right Strips! I also had coupons for the Dove items, 4 coupons totaling $5.25. My total OOP was $12.14. *savings of $34.28*

Transaction #5 -  (2) bags of Butterfinger Snackerz on sale for $.39 each, (2) 2ct packs of the Energizer AA  Rechargable Batteries, on sale for $5.99 each, and a Bottle of Palmolive Detergent on sale for $.99. I had a $1 coupon off 2 butterfinger snackerz, which was like a $.22 money maker(!), and the $5RR from the dove items. The total OOP on this one was $8.39. *Total Savings of $17.41*

This was a great trip to Walgreens! I got my regular cashier, and I must admit I miss her when she isnt there! She is so kind and makes sure i use all the coupons I have! She is a DOLL!! So i paid a total OOP of $29.12 and saved a total of $80.19!! AWESOME!!!