Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dollar General Rebates

Dollar General is now doing rebates. You can find out all the information and get a rebate form on their website here. You can save up to $100.00 with 37 mail in rebates available.

CVS Shopping 6/3/08

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.

See the photo in the previous post for a picture of this week's shopping items.

Transaction #1-------------------------
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

8.69 ECB
.08 Cash
Receive 12.98 in ECBs (4 & 6.98)

Transaction #2-------------------------
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)
1.36 Cash
Receive 7.98 in ECBs (3.98 & 4)

Transaction #3---------------------------------
1 Pampers Diaper (7.99)
1 Glade
1 Oral B 2 pack

1.00 off Glade
1.00 off Pampers

7.98 in ECB
2.88 Cash
Receive 6.99 in ECB

Transaction #4---------------------------------------
1 Dawn
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
3.28 cash

(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

The Savings Swap - Saving Instead of Spending Workshop

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

Also, I will be posting my CVS deals pictured above in a day or so!

Monday, June 2, 2008

This Week!

I may not be posting too much the beginning of this week because I am preparing to hold "The Savings Swap - Saving Instead of Spending - Workshop" on Tuesday. I will do my best to resume regular posting later this week. And will try to include an update on how the workshop goes!

If you have any deals that you'd like to share feel free to post below.