Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CVS Overhaul 5/19

Here's the breakdown of my latest shopping spree at CVS! Because I downloaded the CVS app and linked my card, I got $3.00 ExtraBucks (EB), plus I had $4.50 quarterly EB and $3.00 EB from a previous shopping trip. 

This is a lesson on how using your EB on products for even more EB gets you the biggest bang for your buck.

Nature’s Bounty
On sale BOGO
Buy two Lysine ($11.79), use two $1.00/1 coupons and $3.00/$18.00 CVS vitamin coupon = $6.79
[They were out of stock, so I got a raincheck. This is not part of the total you'll see below]

Colgate Total
Buy $10, Get $5 EB
Buy two large tubes at $4.99, use two $1.00/1 coupons [There coupons were from my dentist's office. Always check the counters when you're setting up your next appointment!], CVS coupon for 30% off toothpaste and $3.00/$10 CVS coupon for toothpaste = $1.98, plus get $5.00 EB

Glade Candle
Regularly $4.39 each, on sale 2/$5.50, plus buy two, get $2 EB
Buy two, use $1.25/2 coupon = $2.13 each, plus submit for two $1.00 Checkout51 rebate (limit three; you’ll get $2.00 back) = It’s like paying $0.13 each

Quaker Oatmeal
Regularly $4.99, on sale 2/$5.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00 each, plus get $2.00 EB = It’s like paying $1.00 each

Physicians Formula Concealer
$7.29, plus get $7.00 EB when you buy one

Buy one, pay $7.29, get $7.00 EB = $0.29

TOTAL AFTER COUPONS: $7.02, plus $16 in ExtraBucks for use on a future purchase. That's an $8.98 Money Maker!

Top Market Basket Coupon Matchups 5/17 - 5/23

Barilla Pasta
On sale for $1.00
Buy four, use $1.00/4 coupon = $0.75 each

Stem-Cluster Tomatoes
On sale for $0.99/lb.

Whole Seedless Watermelon
On sale for $5.99

On sale for 2/$5.00

New England Coffee
On sale 3/$12.00

Nabisco Snack Crackers
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two Wheat Thins, use $1.00/2 coupon = $1.50 each
[Look for a $1.00 off 6 pack of Coca-Cola attached to the box when you buy one box of Nabisco crackers. Six-pack Cola products are $3.34. Use $1.00/1 coupon = $2.34 for the pack]

Arnold Whole Grain Bread
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy one, use $0.55/1 = $1.95

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad
On sale for $0.99
Buy two, use $0.50/2 coupon = $0.74 each

Tropicana Farmstand
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $1.50

MB Potato Chips
On sale 2/$3.00

Hood Ice Cream Novelties
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.00 each

Scotties Tissues
On sale 3/$2.00

MB Toilet Paper (20 rolls)
On sale for $9.99

Extra Lean Ground Beef, 85%
On sale for $3.99/lb.

Kayem Beef Franks
On sale for $2.69
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon (online printable) = $1.69

Powerade Drinks, 12 pk.
On sale for $4.99

Finish Auto Dish Packs
On sale 2/$7.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $3.00 each

Kraft Salad Dressing
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon [hanging on the bottles] = $1.00 each

Muire Yogurt
On sale 5/$5.00
Buy five, use $1.00/5 coupon [available in the Coupon Center] = $0.80 each

Luigi Italian Ice
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $1.50 each

Newman's Own Salsa
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $1.50 each

Purina Cat Chow, 3.15-lb. bag
Buy one, use $1.05/1 coupon = $3.94 

Maple Grove Salad Dressings
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon [hanging on the bottles] = $1.00 each

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Snap App -- it's better than ibotta

All right, ya'll, here's how this awesome app works (taken directly from their website):

How it works

Snap by Groupon gives you cash back on everyday grocery purchases - no matter where you shop. It's like having grocery coupons on your mobile phone, but way better!
Our offers work at any store, and you never have to hassle with clipping or redeeming paper coupons. Just follow these simple steps:
1) Download the Snap app for iPhone or Android, or use the Snap website
2) Browse our offers before you shop
3) Purchase promoted products at any store
4) Snap a photo of your receipt and get cash in your account!
Earn $20 in cash back and we'll send you a check. It's that simple. Plus, you can earn even more cash by sharing Snap with friends. Visit us at snap.groupon.com for more information. Happy Snapping!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shutterfly + Kellogg's = !

 We've all heard of Shutterfly. And we've all certainly heard of Kellogg's. But have you ever used them in the same sentence? 

I have.

As a member of the Kellogg's Family Rewards program, not only have I racked up over 17,000 points by entering codes into their system from my Froot Loops boxes (I eat a lot of Froot Loops), but I also receive dozens of valuable emails. Just the other day, I got an email from Kellogg's Family Rewards with a special code. I entered it into their system, as I do with all their codes, but this time I got $20 off at Shutterfly for doing so. They tell you up front the value of the code, but I can't tell you how many of these I've received over the last year. And because you can use it like a gift card (no minimum spending threshold to meet), I've scored free magnets, prints, luggage tags, calendars, and so much more. Speaking of calendars, I got one of those from Kellogg's Family Rewards, too (as well as a code for a free 8x8 hardcover photo book, free prints, address labels and more). Just prior to Christmas I received a code for a free wall calendar from Shutterfly -- just pay shipping. That calendar, filled with photos from our most recent trip to Ireland, was one of my husband's favorite Christmas gifts. And it was free.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a Shutterfly account and sign up for Kellogg's Family Rewards. You'll get to earn points on all those fruit snacks, cereals and granola bars, and rack up a ton of savings by reading their emails (printable coupons included!).

OH. And Shutterfly offers free gifts over the weekend on a regular basis. Address labels, magnets, stickers, I've gotten them all. In fact, over the last year (and I checked), I've made 11 purchases through Shutterfly. And I've received:

1 free wall calendar
4 free magnet
~ 521 free prints
4 free sets of address labels
1 free notepad
1 free stationery set (10 cards, 10 envelopes)
1 free 8x8 hardcover photo book
1 free mug

YES. All of that was FREE, sans shipping and handling.

That's between coupon codes for free product and $20 certificates from Kellogg's. And that's just over the last year. You can also keep an eye on sites like RetailMeNot.com for additional Kellogg's Family Rewards codes.

So what are you waiting for?! SIGN UP!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Twice Second-Hand Clothing Rewards - For You and Me!

Twice Second-Hand ClothingIt's a win-win for both of us. When you click through the link below and purchase anything from Twice, I'll earn a $10 credit -- and so will you! You have to spend $10 to make $10 (Hello, that's free clothes!) Doooo ittttt. Click the link. Now. Please. My vacation wardrobe needs you.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Last Chance to Stock Up on FREE Vitamins & Healthcare Products at CVS!

Couponers, a deal on vitamins and other health products doesn't get much better than this. Check it out:

Alka- Seltzer or Alka-Seltzer Plus Any Phillips’, TruBiotics, One A Day, Citracal, Flintstones, Bayer, Aleve or Bayer Berocca Buy One Get One 50% Off Spend $20.00, Receive $6.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1

Example from KrazyCouponLady.com:

Buy 8 Bayer Aspirins, regularly $3.69
Use two $10.00/3 coupons and two $2.00/1 Bayer Asprin coupons = $-1.14 (they'll adjust the coupons so you'll pay $0) plus get $6.00 ExtraBucks for a total of $6.00 MoneyMaker!

Another example (because we are Aleve users):

Buy 6 Aleve (50 ct.), regularly $8.29
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Spend $20.00, Receive $6.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1 
Use two $10.00/3 coupons = $17.32  plus get $6.00 ExtraBucks for a total of $11.32 for SIX boxes (or $1.89 per box)
And yet another example of something I purchased:

Buy 2 One a Day, regularly $7.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Use two $3.00/1 coupons = $5.98 

Zarbees Naturals Mighty Bee Gummy Immune Support, 2-3 ct. (trial size)
On sale for $0.99, plus get $0.99 ExtraBucks
Buy one = $0.99 plus get $0.99 ExtraBucks (FREE)

Dulcolax, 25 ct. or suppositories, 4 ct.
On sale for $6.99
Buy one, get $6.99 mail-in rebate at cvs.com/dulcolax = FREE
Zantac 150, 24 ct. or Zantac 75, 30 ct.
On sale for $8.99
Buy one, get $8.99 mail-in rebate at cvs.com/zantac = FREE

Sundown Naturals Gummies, 50 - 120 ct.
On sale for $7.00, Buy one, get one 50% off
Plus get $3.00 ExtraBucks, limit 1
Buy two, use two $3.00/1 coupons = $4.50 plug get $3.00 ExtraBucks ($1.50)

Bengay, 2 oz.
On sale for $3.99, plus get $3.00 ExtraBucks
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $2.99 plus get $3.00 ExtraBucks (FREE)

Colgate Max, 6 0z., Total 4 - 4.2  oz., or Kids 4.6 oz.
On sale for $2.99
Buy one, use $1.50 instant coupon from Magic Coupon Machine +  $0.50/1 coupon (if you received it) = $0.99


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Yankee Candle Semi-Annual Clearance Event

It's that time of year--when all your favorite holiday fragrances are marked at up to 75% off! Yes, it's tough for a holiday-fanatic like myself to say sayonara to the Christmas season, but when sales like these come around, it makes the goodbye a bit less painful.

Enjoy 75% off select items, 50% off jar candles, 50% off returning and retiring favorites, 50% off select candle accessories, 50% off select home fragrance, and 50% off select gifts.

PLUS, if you order today, you'll receive a FREE Scent-Plug Base with the purchase of any refill. And if you spend $20.00 or more, you can purchase a Medium Pure Radiance Vase Candle for just $7.00 (retails for $22.99). Hurry--supplies are limited. I'm already seeing my "sold out" signs next to products, so get there quick!