Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CVS: Huggies! 11/25 Trip

We headed to CVS today after our appointments, and I came out with 3 packs of Huggies for under $3!! Total! Oh yeah.

They had a Huggies buy $20 worth, get $5 extra bucks. Not the best deal, at all, especially cause they were 2/$18.99, which is not quite $20! They get you every time! So I had to buy 3 packs, which we needed, but that means I have to spend more. :P But I had a $5/$30 coupon, plus 3 great Huggies home mailer coupons, (two $3's and a $2), so that helped. I had a $2/2 Gold Emblem snacks, so I used that to pump my total up over $30. After coupons, my total was around $17! I used $15 in Extra Bucks, so I only paid $2 something out of pocket! Nice. Plus I still hadn't used my "Holiday Spend $20, get $4 extra bucks" card, so I got a $5 ECB and a $4 ECB back, which helped lessen the blow of losing lots of Extra Bucks.

I feel like I'll do alright with the After Thanksgiving Sale at CVS, so I'll get my extra bucks up to a nice stash. Hopefully. There are a lot of free (after extra buck) items, plus I still have 2 $5/$30 coupons that I can use, so that will help also.

Side note: A friend and I are going to hit the Midnight Sale at the Jeffersonville outlets on midnight after Thanksgiving. We are both night owls and the thought of staying up late, rather than getting up at 4am, sounded like a great idea to us. So I will let you know if I score any good deals there. It'll be fun, either way. It sounds like it may be a cold one, though. Brrr.

Happy Shopping! AND Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Target: Glade Holiday Collection Gift Card Deal

I posted about my deals at Target in my last post, but I forgot to mention that it is STILL going on! In fact, the tags said it should be going on until 12/26! Wow! So there's lots of time to stock up on teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. There are the Glade candles, scented oil tins, refills, etc. as long as they are part of the "Holiday collection."

The deal is Buy 5, get a $5 gift card. I'm pretty sure the items are priced at $2.50, unless that was a one week only price. There are lots of coupons (glade.com website, rightathome.com website, inside the scented oil tins, etc.) I found a Glade display at Walmart, in the center aisle, close to the frozen foods, and when you open the scented oil tins up, the coupons just fall out. I found several just floating around on the floor. The coupons in the tins are $1.50 off any scented oil holder or refill!

So if you buy 5 @ $2.50 each--$12.50, minus 5 $1.50 off coupons, that makes it $5.00 even, plus tax. Then you can keep rolling the deal as far as your coupons will take you. I really like the lighter green scented oil candles. They smell great. And the glass scented oil holders are very cute--they have presents on them, and will make great Christmas gift additions! Good luck!

Oh, if you are unsure about the deal, make sure it ring the item up at the price scanner. They should ring up $2.50 AND the scanner will actually say "Free $5 gift card" or something like that on the screen to the side, if it is a gift card deal item! That's a good tip to know for other gift card items too--I hate to buy something that I "think" is part of the sale, and then it doesn't ring up that way. It just makes checking out much more frustrating!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Deals Around Town

Did some quick shopping trips the last couple of days. Here's some highlights:

Target: The Glade "Holiday Collection" deal is going on--Buy 5 Glade Holiday items, get a $5 gift card. I've done it twice so far. You spend about $5 after coupons, for the first time. Then you get the $5 gift card, and keep rolling it. I'm piling up some nice stocking stuffers/teacher present sort of gifts, so that's cool.

Meijer: Chex Mix is $0.99, and there are a lot of $0.50/1 coupons out there, which makes it free. Ziploc containers and bags are under $2 this week, so if you have any of the $0.55/1 coupons or $0.50/1 coupons, they are under $1. I bought some of the Christmas containers to use to hold cookies for gifts. The girls in my family do a cookie making day and so I want to try and use my cookies for gifts to pass out to teachers, therapists, etc. for Cooper's school/doctor's appts.

Walmart: Hit the 90% off Halloween costumes rack! Just in time. I got a ninja costume, army man costume, 2 pirate shirts, and 2 cowboy shirts for about $4. The shirts are kind of like the "tuxedo t-shirt" type thing. They're cute and they all came with a bandana that matched. They were $0.50 each, so I got 2 in 3T and 2 in 4T. Might as well, even if it's for dress up. The ninja costume was $1, and the army man costume was $1.40, plus it came with a canteen and an army hat.

I think that's about it. It's nice to shop and not spend too much money. But feel like you got something worthwhile, even if it is for down the road. I love that.

Oh, plus I did the www.kodakgallery.com free $15 gift code. I used a couple emails and got a $2.99 total porcelain ornament with Cooper's picture on it, (for my mom) and a $5.99 total coffee mug, with several pictures on it (for my dad). They will like them a lot, and all I had to pay was shipping. So check that out, if you haven't. $2.99 for a personalized ornament is hard to beat, I think.

Hope you found some deals around town this week! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rite Aid: 48 rolls of TP for $0.08!!

Oh my. I'm still reeling from my Super TP Stock-Up '09. :) Rite Aid has Scott Toilet Paper 12 packs on sale for $6.99 this week. That's a great deal, since they are regularly $12.99. I almost bought them at that price last week (stupidly) cause we were running out and I had my $20 gift certificate to use. I didn't have the right coupons with me, so I resisted and boy, am I glad I did!!! Here's what I did:

4 12 pack rolls of Scott TP $6.99 each, minus 2 $1 off Scott Rite Aid coupons, minus 3 $1 off printable manu Q's, minus 1 $0.75 manu coupon (from the little coupon machine). $5.55 each.
4 pencils. 4/$1.
1 bag of clearanced Halloween candy for a filler, $0.64.

Total was $22+, but when she scanned my Fall Gift of Savings $20 gift certificate, it came up that she owed me $0.56! So that's why I threw in the candy at $0.64. Then I owed her $0.08!!!!

Nice. That TP will last us a LONG time. One roll of Scott TP lasts forever. 48 rolls, may last us a year! We'll see. Maybe not so long once Cooper is potty training. :)

So I didn't use my certificate on diapers, but this was very worthwhile to me. I do have one more, that my mom received at her house. So I am going to patiently wait on a good diaper sale and then pounce! :) Hope you had a good week! Happy Shopping!