Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday Shopping - 5/28 savings 68%

I was supposed to go shopping on Thursday but I didnt get around to do it. Today we went out as a family and spent sometime at Northlake Mall in Tucker. After that we visited CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Whole foods to purchase food supplies. We  managed to stock up on Chicken and Similac for the little one. Havent been lucky yet to get the $1 Kandoo wipes at Kroger..I always find the shelf  cleared and I forgot to get a raincheck. I hope the sale continues. I didnt save much on this trip as most of items didnt have coupons but I managed to score some good deals!
I just realized right now while typing up the receipts that at Walmart my free coupon for Philadelphia Creme was not applied... they owe my $2.48 :(. Guess I will have 2 go in tomorrow to deal with Customer service!! Once I get my refund I will update my post.

 I wasnt very happy with the trip I didnt go to my regular CVS again. The store didnt have green tags, and my $1 off any biore coupon and none of the  revlon coupons went through. So the cashier rejected them. I made a calculated decision of leaving the revlon nail polishs.. I dont have the extra money to spend. :(
I received a free green tag Coupon, $1 off crystal light drink mix and $1 off any Popcorn Indiana from the CVS Coupon machine. And I also got a $2 off $10 worth of Candy coupon  printed on my receipt.

2 Purex @1.98
1. Biore stripe $7.99
1  Biore Cleanser $7.99
Total: $19.94 (Reg price.$30.86)

BI biore strip GI biore cleanser free
2 $1 off 50oz Purex detergant
$5 ECB and $2 ECB from last week
 Total:  $16.99

Paid:$2.95 plux $1.40 = $4.35
Savings: $27.91
Received :$5 ECB from Biore and $1 ECB  from Green tag as it was my 4th visit.

(3) Tyson split Chicken breast  $1.19/LB. Packages priced $2.89,$2.80,$2.94 =$8.63 approx 7.25 pounds
I didnt have the $1off any Tyson product coupon but it was still a great deal as we usually buy chicken breast at $1.88/lb at walmart = approx 5.32 pounds at $10
Kroger Drumsticks4.69 @ $1.99/LB = $5.53
Ore-Ida Sweet Potato fries - $2.79
Similac sensitive $4.19
Total: $ 21.14 (Reg.Price: $28.85)

Free bag of Oreida Sweet Potato fries  - Facebook offer
$5 off any similac product - exp 5/31
Total: $7.79

Paid $13.18 OOP
Saved: $16.30

Bananas  4.40lb @$0.52/lb = $2.29
Sweet Potatoes 2.64lb @$0.93/lb =$2.46
Arnold Wholewheat Dutch Country Bread $1.98
Quaker Oats oatmeal 40oz - $2.72
Eggs 18 Carton  = $2.46
Lettuce $1.58
Cilantro $0.88
Roma Tomatoes 0.90lb @$1.38/lb=$1.24
3 Carefree pantiliner @0.94= $2.82
Similac sensitive $3.84
2 Wilkinson women twin razor $0.97=$1.94
Philadelphia cooking creme  $2.48
Total: $26.69

2- $1 off any wilkinson  twin razors - internet coupon
3 -$1off carefree coupon ( They took of $0.94@,NO OVERAGE :( )
$3 off any similac product
(My free Philadelphia cooking creme was not applied which is confusing, she scanned it through, wrote the amount on the coupon guess she didnt press enter???)
Total: $7.82

Paid : $11.41 OOP and $8.46 from Walmart gift card

2nd Transaction:
Similac sensitive  $3.84
Used $3 off any similac product Coupon
Paid $0.96

Paid $12.37 OOP
Saved:  $10.82 plus $8.46 GC =  $19.28

Whole Foods
Walnuts  $2.50
Back to Nature Cranberry Pecan Granola Cookies $3.19
Total: $5.69

$1off any Back to Nature product - internet coupon
$1 off any Back to Nature product - Whole food Coupon
2- 0.10 Bag refund  as I brought in my own bag.
Total: $ 2.2

Paid :$3.49 plus 0.18 tax = $3.67
Savings: $2.2

Overall Totals:
Merchandise value before sale: 95.93%
Paid OOP: $33.57
Savings: $65.69 = 68%

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 22nd to 28th Spent $76.05 , Saved $124.02 (79%)

So far I have had a great week. Stopped by Walgreens on Sunday and Publix on Tuesday. I did check my Walgreens again yesterday to see if they have restocked products but it didnt look like it.  I still havent been able to go to CVS or RA. And now there are rumours of changes in Rite Aid policy, awaiting to hear the official verdict.

So far my totals are as follows :

Walgreens You can read it here
Spent  $5.99 OOP and Saved $24.1= 80%

Publix  You can read it here
Spent $4.37 OOP and Saved $34.23 =89%

Managed to do my shopping on Saturday. R.A have changed their policy - cant use a B1G1 free coupon on a BOGO sale. My trip went smoothly.. just one mishap one of my coupons wasn't deducted. Will head tomorrow to Walmart!

Visited : CVS,Kroger,Walmart, Whole foods  You can read it here
Spent: $33.57 OOP and Saved 65.69 = 68%

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Publix Trip 5/24 - 15 items paid less than $5

Had to go to Publix to get some freebies and pick a few necessities in the house. My Publix store ads run Thursday to Wednesday where I live.And my publix accepts Target and Kroger coupons. Luckily, we have free access to Target coupons online!! The only item we needed was salt  but I wanted to buy some sugar to stockpile as it was a great price - 5lb bag for $2.99 and with a 50c coupon which doubles  I got it for $1.99.

There are a couple of great discounts going on at Publix which I wanted to take and advantage of too:
Covergirl blushers, bronzers, pressed powder have a $2 off discount of their retail price and Right Guard products have a  30% discount.

This is what I bought
(3) Breakstone cottage cheese doubles @$0.5 = $1.5
(4)Covergirl blush @3.59 with the$2off  @$1.59   Total = $6.36
(2)Wishbone dressing  -BOGO $2.65
(2)Rightguard deos @$1.95 = $3.9
(1)Domino 5lb pure cane sugar  @$2.99
(1)Thai Kitchen Noddles @ $1.09
(1)Peterpan Peanut butter 28oz @$2.69
(1)Morton Iodinized salt @$0.57

2- $1 Publix- Wishbone coupon
1-$1.25/2 Wishbone coupon -printable
2-$1 Target- Any covergirl cosmetic coupon - from Target beauty bag promotion
2-$2.5/2 - Any covergirl cosmetic coupon -P&G 5/2
1-$0.75/3- Breakstone cottage cheese doubles coupon
1-$0.50- Domino sugar coupon  which doubled to $1 - 5/22
1-$0.50- Any Thai kitchen product coupon which doubled to $1- printable
1-BIGI free Right guard product
2-$1- Target - any Rightguard product - printable
1-$1- Peterpan  Peanut butter coupon from April All you mag(Not very sure )

Paid $4.37($3.80 plus 0.59 in tax) OOP and saved $34.23.  89% savings!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Product Review : Covergirl Natureluxe Collection

I got an opportunity to try  the Covergirl New Natureluxe collection products. I received 2 full sizes products Oak shade Liquid Silk Foundation and cinnamon gloss balm to try and coupons to share for free courtesy of BzzAgent. This is my first package from them and I was very excited to receive them.

I personally like using different make up products. I frequently use MAC Studio fix powder plus  foundation  occassionally use Queen Collection compact base foundation and less frequently use Fashion Fair stick foundation. I cant go out without foundation I have acne scars and have alot of blemishes on my  face. Sometimes I have to use up to 2 products to cover the blemishes. And unfortunately after a while I can have a heavy or caked on feel if it's been a long or humid day!

I tried on the Natureluxe liquid silk foundation. It was smooth and silky to touch and very sheer as promised.  I loved the feel to my face it was very light as if I had not put anything on. The only thing I didnt like was the sample product was 1-2 shades lighter than my skin tone and it did not completely cover my blemishes. I would recommend it to a person who has flawless skin.. it is the product to die for!!. Something I forgot to mention but worth mentioning is in it's listed ingredients  it has Jojoba and rosehip extracts as well as a touch of cucumber water. Ingredients which work well for people who have sensitive skin or who are prone to break outs!! Another plus is it's an Oil free product and provides a SPF-10 protection.

The Naturelux Gloss Balm combines the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft moisturization of the Balm. It has a SPF 15 coverage which is high compared to the foundation. Unfortunately again the shade was to light but I liked the feel of the gloss and the moisture it provided. I usually wear lip gloss I am planning to getting one in my shade,  very soon.

If you are interested  to try out different products and provide valuable feedback why dont you join BzzAgents, too. You can sign up here . And you can befriend me, Im BzzAgent Monsoonbreezes!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday shopping 5/22

Just came back from Walgreens. They had a good number of food products on sale as well as great deals. I was looking for the Tone body wash on the shelves couldnt find it. So I went up to the my favorite associate who happened to be the cashier and asked where I can find it. She looked behind her counter and gave me the last bottle!! I was so happy I havent been lucky at Wags recently getting the RR deals as nearly everything is out of stock!! I didnt find any Reach toothbrushes in stock and forgot to ask when they get their next supplies.  I took 2 Russel Easter eggs for fillers ended up buying one and I didnt need it but will satisfy my sweet tooth!!

First transaction:
1. Tone Body Wash - $3.99 Receive $3RR
2. Scunci no hair damage hair elastics -$2.00. Receive $2RR
3. Easter egg 0.14 (75% off) ( 0.44 savings)
Total:  $6.13

$2 RR
$2 Tone Body wash coupon - IP no longer available.

Paid: $2.49 plus $0.36 tax
Savings according to Receipt: $6.44
Received : $3RR and $2 RR

2nd Transaction
1. Sunmaid raisins 18 oz - $3.29 ( in ad price = $1.99 )
2. (3) Hunt's Sauce 8oz  @$0.99 = $2.97  (in ad price 3/$1)
3. (2)Honey Nut Cheerios 12.25 oz @ $1.99 = $3.98
4.Yardley soap 1 bar - $1.49 (in ad price  $0.69)
5. Sunday Paper $1.89
6. Carefree body shape $0.99
Total: $10.54

(2) 0.55 Honey nut cheerio coupons- internet coupon
0.30 Yardley soap coupon - May All you
0.99 off Carefree coupon
$2RR and $3 RR from 1st transaction.

Paid:  3.15 plus  0.35 tax OOP
Savings according to receipt: $17.66

Total OOP : $5.28  and  $0.71 in tax
Savings:  $24.1 - 80% savings!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yesterday we passed by Target to pick up some light bulbs before the Temporary price cuts ended. As I was with hubby and toddler in tow I had to limit what I was going to buy so it could be a quick in and out trip!! Last week I received a $2 Catalina for select GE bulbs after buying 75 W GE reveal  4-pk light bulbs and I also had a $1 off GE light bulb coupons. I also had a couple of the $5/2 Revlon beauty tools so I picked up 2 products. As usual I received 2 other catalina for the products - one $5/2 and $2 off 1 revlon beauty product. More products to give away!!

1. 100 W GE reveal light bulb 4 pk -$3.29
2. Nail trimmer - $2.99
3. Nail clipper - $2.24
Total: $8.52

$2 off select GE  bulbs - Target catalina coupon
$1 off GE bulbs - newspaper insert
$5/2 Revlon beauty Products- Target catalina coupon

Paid: $0.47 plus 0.51 tax = $0.98 OOP
Savings according to the receipt : $8.05 (89% SAVINGS)
Received more Target catalina coupons!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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