Sunday, August 9, 2009

CVS and Wags trippin: Profit $2!!!!

Profit $2

what did everyone else get???

Friday, August 7, 2009


I bought 20 $5 coupons for Khol's off ebay and went shopping. It's sort of a challenge, because it's "one per household". But here is my total:

1 Princess folding chair
2 18 mo sonoma tank tops
1 pink flowered 24 mo tank top
1 24 mo jean capris
1 orange 24 mo tank top
1 24 mo flowered capris to match top
18 mo jumping bean pants/shirt set
and 1 shirt for me!!

grand total: $4.67 total savings: $91.40

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kroger Mega Event!

Great News from Jenny over at Southern Savers!!
Starting August 16th – September 2nd Buy 10 participating items and get $5 off at checkout. There will be no limit on the number of instant rewards per transaction!!
Participating brands for this event will be:
AMP Energy, Aquafina, Betty Crocker Baking Mixes, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Cascadian Farms Cereals and Bars, Cap’n Crunch, Cheerios, Cheetos, Chex Mix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Dole Juices and Juice Drinks, Fiber One, Fritos, Gatorade, Golden Grahams, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Life , Lipton Tea, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Pepsi family of 2 Liters, Pillsbury, Progresso, Propel, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Bars, Starbucks, Sobe Life Water, Totino’s, Trix, Tropicana, Yoplait and MORE!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Coffee Monday at Mcdonald's, Last day!!!

McDonalds Free Coffee Monday will be held from now until August 3 at participating McDonalds locations from 7am to 7pm. Customers will receive a free 7 oz iced Mocha or an 8 oz hot McCafe Mocha.
McDonalds expects to give away approximately 10 million McDonalds mochas during the promotion, which makes McDonalds free coffee mondays one of its largest sampling initiatives ever.
Only 1 free McDonalds coffee is allowed per customer per McDonald's per day.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Walgreens Deals 8/2-8/8

Walgreens isn't my favorite store, but you can find some good deals there. This week there isn't much, but here is what I have found so far:

Suavitel Fabric Softener 33.8 oz BOGO @ $2.79 (coupon in flyer)

Walgreens brand Hydrogen peroxide 3/$1 (coupon in flyer)

Gum Toothbrush 2 pack $3.49, and you get $3.49 in RR back, making them free
Vitamin Shampoo and Conditioner $3.99, get back $3.99, making it free

FYI, if you haven't shopped Walgreens, RR can only be used on your NEXT transaction.


CVS deals for 8/2-8/8

Blink tears or gel tears $7.99 get $7.99 EB Limit 1
-$3 Blink Tears or Blink GelTears Lubricating Eye Drops coming in tomorrow's paper!

Caliber or cvs brand 20 ct Pens or wooden pencils 10 ct $.99 get $.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

Caliber or it's Academic Book Covers $.99 get $.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

Caliber or it's Academic Compass/Protractor $1.50 get $1.50 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

Caliber or it's Academic Flexi Ruler $.99 get $.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

Caliber or it's Academic 5" Scissors $2.99 get $2.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

Caliber sticky Notes 2 ct, Glue stick 3 pk, or Pen Eraser $.99 get $.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

caliber or cvs pharmacy 1 subject notebook $.99 get $.99 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

$10 EB WYB $20 Limit 1Electrasol, Resolve or Woolite $4.50
$2.50 Finish/Electrasol Quantum, Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs SS 7/12/09 (I bought the coupon in bulk on ebay)

Poly Portfolio $.49 get $.49 eb limit 2
3 Day Sale: Sun, Mon, Tue - after tues, no eb

stayfree $5 / Visine drops or wipes $3.99 ($4.50 in some areas) get $5 EB WYB $10 Limit 1
-$5 off 2 Stayfree Product (excludes Jumbo pack) (bogo up to $6.99) SS 6/28/09 or buy this coupon

other deals
bic wite out bogo
-$1 off 2 BIC® Stationary products (may not display for all zip codes, zip 94022 worked)

Arizona Tea $.99 BOGO

There are a lot of other things on sale, but honestly, not as cheap as you can get at other places. I will only be posting deals on here that are the cheapest in the area as far as I know.

My CVS plan for the week

I have $9.96 in ECB's to spend this week!!

I have rainchecks for the following, which are $.99, and they will produce $.99 in ExtraCare Bucks, making them free!!
CVS Binder Clips x2
Swingline Tot Stapler and Caliber Sticky Notes 2 pk

finish electrisol dishwasher tabs $4.50 (buy $20 get $10 ECB's back)
$3.96 for the raincheck items
$22.50 for the Electrisol tabs
26.46 + tax
-$4/$20 emailed to me from CVS
-5 $2.50 off 1 electrisol ($12.50) Bought off ebay
-$9.96 ECB's from last week
Total = $0 (plus sales tax)!!! And I get back $10 in Ecb's from the Electrisol and $3.97 for the raincheck items!

A change in direction

Today I had an epiphany. I live in a small town, and I have a hard time finding all the great deals posted by the bigger city thrifty blogs. I do what I can and still end up finding some great freebies and deals here in town. So I hav decided to change directions of this blog, and make it geared towards my area! I have run into some ladies in my town that would like to know how I get the deals that I do, so I am doing this for them. So here is a list of the stores that will be my main focus: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Ingles, Kroger, Food City, Food Lion, Big Lots, and Walmart. If there are any other main store you would like to see, just let me know!!! I will also be doing reviews on local restraunts, stores, consignment stores, and products. So check back!


More Info

I know there is SO much information out there on how to save money. Everyday there is a new deal. I can't post every single one. I will try my darndest though, to bring to everyone the ones that I find to be the most important and the most helpful. I will also give examples of how I am saving money, to make it easier for those just starting out. Because I don't have a lot of time to sit down and make elaborate plans for trips to the store, or make a trip just for one small item with a toddler in tow.
So here are some examples on how I try to make thrifty life a little easier.
  1. Build a coupon binder.
  2. Never go to the store hungry
  3. make a list and stick to it
  4. make a meal plan for the week, and stick to it (We need to do this more)
  5. do a quick search of the web before you go out to see if there are any promos or coupons out that you may be able to use.

I hope these ideas help keep those wallets fuller. Keep checking back for more money saving tips!!


P.S- next post will be my CVS trip where I will spend $0 and get back $14 in ExtraCare Bucks!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

$10 in free food from Schwan's!!

August 1st at Noon (12pm) EST. They will be giving away free food to the first 500,000 people. Here's how:

1. Go to

2. make an account with then, if you haven't already

3. find an item worth $9.99 or less (I'm not sure if tax is included or not, it hasn't said. But shipping is free)

4. check out!

Here is the fine print: *No purchase necessary. Offer ends 9/30/09 and limited to the first 500,000 new residential/household customers (i.e., have not purchased any products from Schwan's Home Service, Inc. within the past 14 weeks) who are located in an existing route of Schwan's Home Service. Limited to one offer per residence/household and may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Local and state sales taxes may apply. Other restrictions apply. For complete details, visit Void where taxed, limited, or restricted. V

Enjoy your free food!


Since I have been running my fingers all over the internet for months looking for the best deals, I have decided to make a blog myself. To lay out the easiest ways to save money. I for one, have a toddler, so it's not easy to have these elaborate grocery or CVS trips with 8-10 transactions. I need to go in, and get out as quick as possible but still spend as little as possible. I'm not going for the number of followers, but if there are people out there that feel the same way, then great! Give me ideas on what you want to see!