Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My husband brought some credit card debt into our marriage (I'm sure it was a result of treating me so nicely while we dated and presenting me with a beautiful ring when we got engaged. So, I take as much of the responsibility as he had, for the debt!) Right away we decided (after listening to Larry Burkett) that we would get out of debt and not go back into it again. My husband took a second (part-time) job and I started working part-time a few days a week. It took us about 6 months to a year to pay off that credit card. From that point we decided it was just too much work digging out of debt and that we would always pay the credit cards off each month or stop using them if we could not pay them off. That was one of the best pieces of advice that we had learned from listening to Larry Burkett and one that has helped us immensely! So Motivation #2 was to pay off our credit card debt and keep it paid off.
These are a few of the reason that we were motivated to live frugally early in our marriage. I have other motivations at this point in my life, and I will post more on them next time.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
That is one of the great things about "Stockpile Shopping" - you have a stockpile! So I plan to use it for the next few weeks and just make an occasional trip to Aldi's for the bare essentials. I LOVE October - is that weird? It's one of my favorite months, with the crisp morning air and warm afternoons, (I even like the rainy days) and I plan to enjoy it as much as possible.
You know, it's OK to give yourself a break! The deals will be there when you are refreshed and ready to cut the coupons and look at the sales papers. And if you miss a deal - well it's not the end of the shopping world!
So, I challenge you - if your pantry looks like mine - (nicely supplied), take the month off! Maybe, use the time to make some Christmas gifts and you'll be saving money both by not shopping and by making gifts that you might otherwise buy.
I plan to do a yard sale this Saturday. I've been wanting to do it all summer. This Saturday is to be 80 and sunny so this is it! Hopefully I'll make some money to use for Christmas gifts etc.
So, what would you do with the time off from shopping and with the extra money you could save if you took a week off - how about a month off? I figure I can cut my normally $50 food bill to around $10 - $15 for a few weeks by just getting the necessities. ( Milk, salad, veggies, chicken), and I will have enough extra time in the week for a trip to the zoo with the kiddies!
Monday, October 6, 2008
It seems to me like every time I turn on the news, the radio or read the paper, the main topic of conversation is this economy! Just the rising price of gas has forced us to cut spending in other areas of our budget. 4 or 5 years ago we were only spending about $40 every 2 weeks for gas for our 2 cars. We are now spending $100 every 2 weeks and we only keep it to $100 by careful planning and cutting our as many unnecessary trips as possible. (My husband drives around 30 -45 min. to work)
Currently our income is around 15k less than it was a year ago. (My husband's job in the mortgage banking industry was a casualty of the housing slump.) I know I'm not alone in this situation. There were 900 other co-workers that lost their jobs, along with my husband, when HSBC shut down their mortgage operation last year in Carmel, IN. But thankfully, our situation was different than many of them because after we got married, my husband and I set as a goal, to live as debt free as possible. And because of that, he was able to take a position earning much less, with an excellent company, in a field he is much more interested in - 401K investments.
I have to admit, during the housing boom, when mortgages were selling well, and our income was increasing, I wasn't as in-touch with my frugal side. But the economics of this time have given me a great incentive to save all I can. Really, I've always been a good shopper. I do like to get the most for my money and I LOVE to get a good deal! My family actually jokes that I can smell a sale a mile away (and I sometimes wonder if they take me shopping for my company or for my sale sniffing nose!)
Seriously, however, I personally have several motivations for being a "Thrifty Shopper". And if you want to successfully join the ranks of the coupon cutting, super saver moms, it would be good to think about why you're going to spend some of your precious time engaged in this endeavor. You need a motivation a goal or maybe several, to encourage you that your effort and desire to cut your family's spending is worthwhile. Because it really is!
I will pick up next time with some of my motivations for frugality and a bit about how being frugal has helped us accomplish some of our financial goals. What are your motivations? Why do you feel the need to cut this are of spending. Feel free to comment below.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here is a great FREE activity for this weekend!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So here is my Very Yummy breakfast I made with my almost free stuff!
The Yoplus yogurt has had tons of coupons and printables out there - I can usually get it for around $1.00 a 4-pack. Here is a coupon link.
The peaches were given to me by a church family that has peach trees!
And on top is a sprinkling of Honey Bunches of O's "Just Bunches" - that is the best yogurt topping! Walmart sells it for $2.50 and there were $1.00 off coupons out recently. I don't usually pay $1.50 a box for cereal - but I love it and can make a box stretch by just sprinkling a little on my yogurt!
Samantha has a post and giveaway here asking what do you do with all your extras! We've used up the Kool-aid. I bought lemon-aid flavored and took it on vacation with my husband's family!
Friday, August 8, 2008
To those of you who come to The Savings Swap on a regular basis, you have noticed I have been very negligent at my blogging lately!
So what have I been up to? Well, as you can see here I went bowling! Okay, that was just one afternoon! But, I have had my parents in visiting from out of town for 10 days.
Last week we expanded our "Fun Day" and included Grandpa and Grandma. Little Z earned enough passes from the summer reading program to take us all Mini-golfing and bowling! We had a great day and even rode the go-carts and played some arcade games.
It was really special because Little Z decided that is how he wanted to spend his library points and earned them for this special day. I think it meant a lot to Grandpa and Grandma. Thankfully we had a wonderful day and beautiful weather!
We ended the week with a trip to the State Fair! What a great evening! Here are pictures from this year and last year. I always take Little Z's picture at the corn field to see how he has grown in a year!
My blogging will be spotty for another week or two because I will be on vacation and don't know if I will have any Internet access! I hope to be back soon!
Monday, July 28, 2008
WAIT - don't throw out your Sunday papers yet. In this week's USA Weekend insert there were some really good coupons. 2 of my 4 papers had $11.00 in coupons, including $1.00 off Listerine and J &J Baby - which are an ECB deal at CVS this week. I plan to go and get 5 Listerine.
Here is my deal:
Here's what I got:
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Anyone that knows me already is quite aware of this fact! I love LOVE - Chick-fil-a! We have been there twice this month. Once for the "Dress like a Cow" free chicken day and again the other day for Kid's night and it was also Customer Appreciation Week.
Here are a few fun pictures from our Chick-fil-a trips!
Now - to make it even more tempting to stop for some chicken, our local Chick-fil-a has started a free sandwich program. Bring in a gas receipt for over $35.00 and get a free sandwich. That is a great deal for us because we can just get a kids meal along with that and we're good to go!
The first photo is from "Cow Appreciation Day" and the second photo is from "Customer Appreciation Week".
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Easy Breaded Fish
3/4 cup crushed croutons ( I put them through the food processor for a few seconds)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 Tbs water
1 Tbs lemon juice (I've left this out when I don't have any and it's been fine)
1 lb fresh or frozen fish fillets - thawed, (pat dry with a paper towel.)
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Cover cookie sheet with foil - that non-stick foil works great. A stoneware sheet is fine too but might take a bit longer to cook.
In shallow dish, combine croutons, cheese and parsley flakes, blend well.
In another shallow dish combine egg, water and lemon juice, blend well.
If your ads change on Sunday the deal might be past for you so check the Meijer website to make sure before you go.
NOTE: To print the Meijer coupons go to the Meijer Mealbox and click on "Specials" you can the click on "Coupons".
ALSO: I have found out how to key in my own coupons using the Self check-out at Meijer. This is good because the coupons I print from the Mealbox never seem to scan! Push the button on the screen that says "Key in Item" and then just key in the bar code off the coupon - leaving off the last number - presto! I was able to use 4 coupons on the 4 bags I bought yesterday with no problem!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Here it is again another Monday morning! It seems like we always deal with the "Monday Morning Messies".
After the weekend it is time for a quick clean-up of the house. I like to clean up the Kitchen, make beds, straighten the rooms etc. before I do anything else.
I really have a hard time thinking when there's too much mess in my house - it's like noise to me. I think that I must have ADDD (Attention Deficit Disorganization Disorder)
But, rather than just jump into the work this morning, I decided to take a few minutes to cut a few flowers from my garden to put on my kitchen window to enjoy while I clean up my kitchen!
Here are a few photo's of my flowers and my garden which is now blooming nicely!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Two things to note: Your coupon will expire 90 days after it is mailed to you and you cannot re request another if it expires. You can request coupons until March 31, 2009.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I was able to get 6 cans for very little by buying Kool-Aid packs for my Kraft purchase. I think we are set for peanuts for awhile! Thanks to Samantha for the Kool-Aid packs idea!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I plan to go today and buy some diapers. The Playskool diapers are on sale for 2/ $19.99. There are coupons here for $2.00 off Playskool diapers. I also received an email for $4.00 off Playskool diapers good this weekend so I hope to work out a good deal!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
If you have a Meijer you can get an even better deal. If you buy 3 or more Planters Nut products before 7/13/08 you will get a coupon off your next shopping order.
Buy 3 get $4.00
Buy 4 get $5.00
Buy 5 or more get $6.50
Also, Meijer has coupons out for $1.00 off 2 Kraft dressing (1.69 at my Meijer) and $1.00 off 2 Kraft Shredded Cheese (3.09 on sale at my Meijer) Go here or go to the bottom of my blog page where I've added the Meijer coupon box, for those coupons. Click on the box that says specials and then on coupons. The current coupons expire 7/5 but there may be updated ones soon.
Note: 7/6/08 The Kraft coupons have been removed from the Meijer Mealbox, but there are updated ones for other Meijer brands ones there now.
Tomorrow I plan to go back and get another 3 peanuts. Here is the deal I will do.
10 bottles of Kraft Dressing (We use TONS of Ranch at our house!) (1.69 ea) =16.9
4 $1.00 off 2 Kraft Dressings = -$5.00
$4.00 coupon I earned today = -$4.00
3- 16 oz cans Planters Peanuts = $6.00
3 $3.00 off 1 Planters Nut (adjusted down to purchase price) =-$6.00
Total = $7.90
Receive $4.00 coupon
Total cost= $3.90 for 10 Dressings and 3 Cans Peanuts!
You can get a few other good deals at Meijer. There is a coupon for $1.00 off their chocolate chips (1.69 ea). Check out the Meijer Mealbox at the bottom of my blog!
According to Samantha this deal is also working at Kroger. You can check out her post here.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
On Tuesdays you can get $2.00 kids meals all day and if you wear a Joe's Crab Shack T-shirt you get free ice-cream for dessert! The coupon below will expire 7/15/08. We will definitely be making a return trip before then. Hopefully we can combine $2.00 Kids meal, Free Appetizer (from last visits survey), 10% AAA discount and $5/20 coupon for a super cheap and yummy dinner out! (I highly recommend the Fish and Chips and the Crab Nachos!)
We love Joe's Crab Shack. It's become a family tradition that we go there when my parents visit - because my dad's name is Joe.
Here is a link to a $5 off $20 coupon.
We went to Joe's Crab Shack last night before my Dad left and found out that our Joe's has a playground next to the outdoor seating area! We were able to sit outside right next to it and watch our 5 year old play until the food came! It was great - he had a good time and we could talk with little interruption.
Also, when we went to pay our bill we gave them the coupon and our AAA MasterCard. We were told that they give a 10% AAA discount - so we saved another $5 + off our bill. Then our receipt also had a survey to do - so I will do that today and we will get a free appetizer on our next visit. We tried the new Crab Nachos appetizer last night and they were fabulous!
We will be going back again before the $5 off $20 expires (7/15/08) and be combining our free appetizer, $5 off $20 and AAA discount for a reasonable night out!
We started out by heading to the $1.00 movie. If you haven't seen the free and $1.00 kids movies out this Summer read this. We saw the movie "Running Free". It was a wonderful family movie - I'll give you a review on it in a separate post. We actually got in free because another moviegoer had an extra punch card!
Next we headed over to the mall - I had a few things to pick up at Macy's! We also picked up our free Auntie Anne's Pretzel and I got a free Starbucks iced coffee! (With card from this weekend's paper)
Then after the mall we drove thru Chick-fil-a (our favorite!) I had a coupon for nuggets (from calendar) and Little Z got a kiddie meal.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool and came home for dinner (leftovers! yea - no cooking!) And then off to church.
It was a great day and now today I have to make up for it by doing laundry all day!!! Oh well, It was worth it.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I have posted about Summer Movies from AMC and Kerasotes. I found 2 more programs.
Regal Cinema is offering Free Movies:
Here's some information from the Regal website:
"When school's out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It's a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it's FREE!
Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer."
We have a 5 year old and I'm very picky about what we watch - Regal is showing Charlotte's Web which was good. I'm also interested in March of the Penguins which is rated G.
Our Cinemark is showing Running Free - rated G tomorrow. I looks like a movie with real potential about a boy and a horse. You can check it out here. If anyone has seen this movie - I would love your opinion on it.
I saw SOMEWHERE???? That Thomas the Tank Engine has a new Movie Showing in July. Can anyone help me out? I forgot to bookmark the page. There is a program showing G Movies every Saturday in the Summer. There was a free coupon out for last week's movie. My little guy loves Thomas.
Thanks to Sisterly Savings for this info!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Here is this week's CVS Shopping trip. I spent $6.83 for $59.87 in items. I made a miscalculation when I was in the store. I moved an item and its coupon to another transaction and did not account for the coupon moving on my worksheet - so I thought I had another $3.00 off coupon for my last transaction. In the end, I spent a few more dollars than I planned but it was still a good night. If you leave off the milk on the last transaction you will only have a total OOP of around $1.00.
Kashi Cereal (2.50)
2 Life Savers Bags B1G1 free (2.19)
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Physicians Formula Mineral Mascara (7.99)
2.00 off Kashi
1.00 off Physicians Formula
B1G1 Life Savers Bag (-2.19)
2.00 off CVS skincare
Receive 8.99 ECB (7.99, 1.00)
Transaction #2 ----------------------
1 Rightguard Professional Deod. (6.99)
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Coppertone Oil Free Faces (8.99)
2.00 off CVS Skincare
1.00 off Rightguard Professional
3.00 off Facial Skincare CRT
Receive 7.99 ECB (6.99, 1.00)
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Coppertone Water Baby Stick (4.79)
2 Gallons milk (2.99 ea)
2.00 off Kashi
2.00 off CVS Skincare
There are links to the Kashi coupons here and here.
Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the links to the Kashi and the CVS Skincare coupon!
Receive 11.00 ECB (The ECB for the Coppertone did not print so I actually wound up with 1 ECB and a 10.00 gift card)
I found this in my BHG Magazine! It also came with a $2.00 off coupon for the ameal bpTM products.
Better Homes & Gardens is giving away this limited-edition tote FREE, while supplies last.*
Be among the first 2,000 readers to purchase two or more of these specially selected products at your local Walgreens or on Walgreens.com and get a limited-edition tote FREE from Better Homes & Gardens!
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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
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Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
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Available in ameal bpTM capsules
Available in ameal bpTM tablets
Send your Walgreens receipt, or a print-out of your online Walgreens.com order confirmation, along with a 3” x 5” paper or postcard that includes your name, address, city, state, zip code and daytime phone number, to:
Better Homes & Gardens Gift w/ Purchase
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Please be sure to circle your qualifying purchases on your receipt. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2008. Limit one entry per household.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Remember that Monday is the last day of the month so get your download now! I did it and it was indeed free and easy! No credit card required. Just enter the code JUN2008 at checkout to get the download version for free.
Here is what the website states:
"Each month christianaudio.com gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The way our Free Audiobook of the Month program works is like this: we give away one audiobook download each month totally free. The audiobook we give away is available for free only once - ever.
Use the coupon code JUN2008 to redeem this month's free audiobook download from christianaudio.com"
If you haven't read Pilgrims Progress it is a wonderful book! Here is the synopsis from the website: "Embark on a perilous journey with Christian, the lead character, from the City of Destruction to the luminous safe haven of the Celestial City. The journey will encourage you to set your hope fully on the grace to be given you amidst the obstacles of life. "
Thanks to Candace at Garden of Blessings for this free item.
Also, while we're talking about audio books check out Librivox.
each when you buy 4*
thru Jul 5
8.7–18.25-oz. selected cereals,
There are quite a few General Mills coupons out there.
If you have any more links for coupons that will work with these please post them!
"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;
but of every one that is hasty only to want."
I know of several families that have spent large amounts of money on various "Get-Rich-Quick" type schemes, pyramid sales scams and the like. Generally, if you are hasty to become rich you will wind up with nothing. But, if you are diligent, over time you can get out of debt and save.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
If you haven't check out the Coupons Inc. brick list on my sidebar you can check that out here.
A brick list will link you to potential printable coupons. I have found that not all of the coupons on a brick list are always available, but it is a good place to check if you need a specific coupon.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thanks to Samantha and Money Saving Mom for another free magazine. I will have ton's of reading for the pool this summer!
Go here to get this magazine for free.
Note: When I signed up for it the receipt said - 3 years (18 magazines) for $0.00 - I like that kind of total!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This is one of my family's favorites and it is so easy and cheap!
It's rare that we ever order out for pizza because I can whip this up faster than the delivery man can get here! I try to keep the ingredients on had at all times!
1 Package (Wal-Mart) Great Value Pizza Mix (.44 cents a bag!)
1/2 cup hot water
1-2 T flour (for dusting)
1- 8 oz can Hunts Tomato Sauce
1-2 T. Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
Toppings as desired
(I was making 2 pizzas so there are
2 bags of dough and 2 cans sauce in my picture)
Just mix together the pizza mix and the hot water.
Knead the dough on a floured surface about 10 seconds.
Place in bowl and let rest in warm spot for 5 minutes.
Prepare pizza pan: I cover with foil
and spray with cooking spray for easy clean-up.
Work the dough to the edges of the pizza pan.
Spread with the sauce.
Sprinkle with cheeses and toppings.
Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes,
or until the cheese is brown and bubbly
in the middle of the pizza.
Note: If you add a lot of toppings you need to bake for longer. Also, if you like thick crust pizza use 2 packages of dough. You can use a cookie sheet with 2 packages also!
One more thing, you can find the packaged pizza mix in the aisle near the Parmesan Cheese.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Families, schools and organizations alike are invited to see great kids’ movies during AMC Summer MovieCamp. Available at select AMC theatres, this fun-filled program brings you:
$1 movies from June 25 – August 6
Shows starting at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday
Great field trip opportunities – groups can purchase tickets one week in advance starting June 18 at the box office or online at participating theatres.
If you haven't read about the Kerasotes free summer movies, you can do so here.
2 Gallon Milk 2.79 ea.
2 Listerine Smart Rinse 3.49 ea.
1 CVS Plastic Band aids 1.99
1 CVS Aftershave 2.59
1 Brut Deodorant
2/1.00 off Smart Rinse
Receive 12.97 EBCs (6.98, 1.99, 1.00, 3.00)
Brut Deodorant 3.39
Receive 3.00 ECBs
2 Duracell 4pk D Batteries
1 Bounty Basic 8 roll
1 Charmin 12 roll
Receive 10.00 ECBs
Not a bad week - I got the things I could use this week for the price of 1 pack of batteries. I sure do miss those 3/15's though!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sign up here to receive your FREE sample pack complete with a Kotex® Ultra Thin Pad with Wings, Kotex® Lightdays® Pantiliner (individually wrapped), and two Kotex® Security® Tampons.
I think this might be a great little emergency pack to keep in your purse or diapper bag!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches....
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
I hope you will take some time to meditate on these verses today. If you have a favorite verse or a thought you'd like to share, post it below.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
We also spent some time on the Boardwalk in Wildwood. Little Z had a great time riding some of the rides on the pier - thanks to his Auntie!
I will be spending the rest of this week with my dad - who drove with me and the kids back home to Indiana, (my husband was only able to stay part of the time and returned home early) and I will be trying to get things unpacked and back to normal so we can resume or regular schedule here at home next week.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
You can see more photos here.
You can read my first few posts about "Becoming a Thrifty Shopper" here.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here are a few ideas for saving money on your vacation.
1. Rent a condo or house.
We have often found that it is just as expensive or sometimes less expensive to rent a house or condo rather than a hotel room. It is much nicer to stay in a place that has a living area and a kitchen where you can cook some meals.
2. Bring your food.
We brought along a lot of our own food. This way we were able to shop our stash and pick out items that would be easy to fix for lunches and dinners. We also brought our own snack food (free Chex mix!) and bottled water. I would also suggest bringing food that dosen’t spoil - such as canned spaghetti sauce, pasta, tuna in a can or pouch. That way you can take home any food you don’t use and not have a lot of waste.
3. Be selective about your eating out.
It can be very expensive to eat out - so be selective and choose something special or your favorite restaurant when you eat out. If you eat every dinner out and grab lunch at the drive-thru it can add up quickly. I would suggest you only eat out one night - that way it is special!
4. Take your coupons!
You don’t know what you might run out of or forget. I somehow forgot to pack any sunscreen! UGH - I have a ton of it at home - but I had to buy some here! We found an Acme down the street that doubles coupons up to .99. We’ve been able to save on a few things that way.
5. Share a vacation.
Go in with a friend or family member to share a house or split a week. I was invited to come along with my sister’s family for a few days of their week at the shore.
6. Plan ahead
Use the Internet to find free things to do where you are vacationing. We hope to go to the Cape May Zoo for free this week.
7. Take rainy day / hot day activities.
It can be an expensive outing to take the whole family to the movies - because it is raining or 102 degrees! Plan ahead and have a few movies and games packed along, just in case! My sister brought along about 10 movies from the library - all kinds of stuff for us and the kids and the teens so everyone has something!
8. Remember that you’re on a vacation!
Plan times to do nothing - except relax! (It’s free) Watch the sunset - or sunrise, go for a walk, read a book, take a nap, enjoy yourself. Don’t stress out (and run up the credit card) by going from one activity to another.
Do you have any great money saving vacation ideas? Post them here or give us a link to a post on you blog!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This week I am away visiting my family and will be watching my oldest nephew graduate from high school. I did however, stop at CVS yesterday to pick up the Pampers diaper deal. I also got a few of the monthly items. My OOP was $7.60. Which is a little higher than normal because I did not have my computer to print coupons - if I did I would have purchased a few things differently to lower my OOP. All things considered, I am happy with these deals and bought around $86 for $7.60, which is less than the cost of 1 package of diapers!
I started today with 8.69 in ECBs from last week.
1 Dawn (1.00)
1 Gillette Fusion (9.99)
2 Listerine Smart Rinse (3.49 ea)
.20 off Dawn
2/ 1.00 off Smart Rinse
4.00 off Gillette Fusion
Receive 12.98 in ECBs (4 & 6.98)
2 Pampers Wipes (2.99 ea)
2 CVS Band-Aids (1.99 ea)
2 CVS Cotton Swabs (3.19 ea)
3/10 CVS Brand
2.00 off 2 Pampers wipes
6.98 ECBs (from last transaction)
Receive 7.98 in ECBs (3.98 & 4)
1 Pampers Diaper (7.99)
1 Oral B 2 pack
1.00 off Glade
1.00 off Pampers
7.98 in ECB
Receive 6.99 in ECB
1 Pampers Diaper
1 Oral B 2-pk
1 Huggies Baby Wash
1.00 off Pampers
.20 off Dawn
1.00 off Glade
12.99 in ECB’s
(Note: if I had my computer and printer I could have done 2 bags of Chex Mix instead of the Huggies wash and reduce my OOP to around 1.00 on this transaction)
Receive 14.99 in ECB for next week (5, 6.99, 1 & 2)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
A big thanks to everyone who came to the "Savings Swap - Saving Instead of Spending - Workshop". It was fun being able to share what I've learned about frugal shopping. If you'd like to learn more about "Becoming a Thrifty Shopper" read my posts here.
Thanks also to the Village Library and to their Librarian Andrea Berstler (she is standing in the second photo) for asking me to speak.
If you attended the workshop session and have any comments or questions I would love to hear from you. Please post below or email me at TheSavingsSwap@sbcglobal.net
Also, I will be posting my CVS deals pictured above in a day or so!
Monday, June 2, 2008
If you have any deals that you'd like to share feel free to post below.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
It's great to get money back for something you are going to do anyway. If your child has/had a doctors visit between 1/1/08 & 3/31/09 and you've bought/buy 2 Lysol products, here's $5 for you!
1. Purchase any TWO (2) different LYSOL® Products between 1/01/08 and 3/31/09.
2. Take your child to a doctor’s office for a check-up between 1/01/08 and 3/31/09.
3. Complete the LYSOL® Pediatrician $5 Reward Offer Form.
4. Mail in the Offer Form along with original receipts from your LYSOL® products’ purchase and a copy of your doctor’s office visit receipt or bill.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Walgreen's has just sent out another coupon. It is for $10 off $30. The coupon is good for Friday 5/30/08.
Also, there is a great link to "100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten". Little Z and I will be checking out that list this Summer!