My Saving's my Way

Sunday, July 31, 2011

quick trip today

So I ran to Giant Eagle to get my news paper's and they finally had the bic razors I had a rain check for so I was able to get 4 of those. I wasnt sure they were going to have them in stock before my rain check expired (some of the customer service ladies put exp dates some do not not sure if it depends on items or what). Also was able to grab 4 boxes of splenda essentials for .33 cents a box. Love this deal tho i preffer regular sugar i do use splenda as well since my husband likes it and i like it better for baking and making homemade fruit ice pop's. Going to pick up item's for those tomorrow.


Friday, July 22, 2011

great customer service

I loved rite aid before but i love them even more now. I did the nivea deal the other day spend $100 get $40 before coupons. I did really well with that. A fellow couponer online mentioned that nivea was part of the spend $50 get $15 on skin care products. She said to call customer service about it so I did... The rep was wonderful very nice. I asked about this and if i should have gotten both she said yes, so then asked for my store number, transaction numbers and dates of purchase. Then informed me they would be mailing out my $15 i earned... Im so excited and happy they were nice an honored this. Great customer service is a plus for me when it comes to stores.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trip is planned out

Well 2 days of shopping is all planned out for me. Tomorrow im doing my big shopping trip hoping to keep it under $100 at the grocery store with lots of coupon's. then Heading to rite aid to finish up the items in the Nivea deal if they have them in stock, if not doing it thursday when the new shipments come.. I will post how that one goes when it's done right now its just kind of a work in progress since ive done one order twards it, then after i finish it i plan on getting more things im pretty impressed with it all on paper but want to see how it turn's out first lol...

Then thursday im going to get the kids some shampoo nice sale with coupon's not stocking up since i dont have enough coupon's but still they need it lol. Also stocking up on cereal again great sale to match my coupon's and every 4 boxes you get .20cents off gas thats awesome so im going to get 12 boxes :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Enter to win

I just entered this one. If you know my family you know me, my husband and the kid's love to ride 4wheelers we do it all the time. So when i saw this i had to enter and i wanted to pass it along incase any of my readers are like us and love to ride who wouldnt want to win an atv if you like to ride

To help celebrate National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day, we’re giving away by random drawing a brand New Grizzly 4X4 (a $6899 value)! 18 or older to enter no purchase needed.

Planning and Planning

Planning out my shopping trip this week. Thinking i may have 1 or 2 rainchecks tho since im going on the last day of the sale. but im planning it out now so there are no flaws lol. Hubby get's paid on the last day of the sale so im going to get some things i cant pass up on them do more shopping the next day with the new flyer. I will have that one planned out tuesday when that flyer comes. Im also revising how i shop. Since i coupon to get more for my money my budget is the same as before so i can get more bang for my buck at once. Resulting in a nice stock pile for our family's need's. So since im not really going stock shopping anymore i decided to make my $200 limit factor in before coupon's on the price's in the flyer. So this way i will be spending less each trip leaving extra money for deal's i could find inbetween pay period's...

Tho this trip is split 2 day's. first one im spending retail 116.74, and after the coupon's $63.34. Tho this total may change as im thinking of adding in some juice for the kid's just havent sorted those coupon's yet lol.


Edit To Add
With a stock up on a ton of juice i bring my after coupon price to $100.25. might even be cheaper since i based the juice on shelf price since im not sure if its onsale or not. Since the coupon is exp. soon and they are too good to waste im willing to go off shelf price since there are allot of free coupon's included in the stack i have on that brand. So eaither way it's a good deal but praying its cheaper then i estimate when i go lol.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Use

SO since joining a forum to talk with other couponers, I have given buying trial sizes out on my trip to walmart yesterday. i only got 2 things so not allot to post pictures. most of the trial/travel things were out of stock lol. but I figure this is a great way to use the coupon's i would likely not use due to not so amazing prices on regular size. so i got some toothpaste and a mens deoderant for free plus .03 cents overage. those $1.oo off coupon's are handy. These trial item's will be great for vacation, nights away from home and so on. So they will be used :D . Also great for putting deoderant in your purse for just incase lol... only thing i got with out coupons was the pool care items i needed. then i found some finish quantum on clearance so got that for $2 with coupons normally pretty pricy i think. got some sponges they were .88 each got 2 used $1.00 off coupon probably could have waited and got a better deal but i needed them asap lol.

I wish my local grocery store had trial section that would help allot but i dont mind planning a once a month walmart trip. Might even test out their price matching see how well that goes..

If anyone is wondering the cashier i got this time was AMAZING i did 2 transactions one was cash for food my dad wanted she asked if i was using coupons for that since she saw my stack for the next purchase i said no so we rang that up then did my coupon order. It wasnt a huge order but she was happy to ring coupons, even put one in manually since i got the items needed but the coupon didnt scan everything matched what i bought and exp.s were good to go.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wish me luck

going to try out walmart again today. I need to get some pool stuff and they have the best prices on that so im going to see how I can do on other item's. Hopefully the day time cashiers are better then the one i dealt with last time.


homemade blueberry pie

A friend of mine has a ton of blueberry bushes at his house. So he allowed me, my husband and the kid's to go over and pick what we wanted. Well the kids were picking and eatting lol and i got enough to make a blue berry pie from scratch. This was my first try so its not the prettiest pie but it taste amazing... when its gone im going to post the recipe i used for the filling since the recipe is on the pie pan lol.. the dough i used as soon as I remember the ingrediance I will post that as well. But it came out so tasty i had to post about it with a picture. Only thing that caught me off guard I didnt fold the top and the bottom of the crust good enough so the juices spilled out causing smoke lol but that did not effect the taste. I now know what not to do next time when it comes to closing the pie.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

ugh some people (vent)

So I went to the store to get my usual 12 paper's. all of them had inserts but one it had one page from the insert and it was ripped. Clearly someone took it. Luckily the customer service at my local store is awesome they told me to come back down and they would help me. Guessing they would replace it. I love coupon's as much as the next person but i would never steal an insert from the store leaving the person who buy's it out of luck....

Tho while there i got a rain check on some laundry soap :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Thinking of thing's to add to the blog. I will probably start posting picture's with my post's of shopping trip's. This will be my last post with out picture's lol..

Giant Eagle
freebies from the trip were 2 best life buttery spreads, they were onsale $1.50 each and i got a .75 cents off coupon online that doubled so they were free. 4 crest toothpaste onsale $1.50 each had 75 cents off coupon for those as well so they were free yay..


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saving Star

So my local store does the e-coupon's. Somewhere online awhile back I saw a review on saving star, so I decieded to check into it. When planning my shopping trip I found one item on there i was getting so I added it to my card. Unlike regular e-coupon's that amount is not taken off your shopping total insted its added to your saving account and once you reach $5.00 you can cash out in a number of way's. Me personally im saving for the amazon gift card. My review on the site it takes awhile for the amount to be added think it depend's on when the store send's it in or whatever they do. it took 1 month for the $1 to be added that I used one of their coupons for coffee creamer. I got my email today that it was credited.

I am going to continue to use this site. Even tho it takes time for it to be credited I think it will be worth it so I can use those credits when I choose the amazon gift card credit since I love to read. I can get books free this way.

Currently there are 29 coupon's available to use. ranging from food, juice, pets and more.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2 Shopping Trips

So yesterday we did a little shopping and got some deal's.
i should have spent $49.48 on everything, but i spent $17.10 out of pocket.

First stop Rite Aid.. my first plan was to buy things that have the register printer amounts that equal to the price of something else i wanted to buy that i didnt or wouldnt ever have a coupon for but turns out they didnt carry that item i was looking for so i got some more things for my stock pile lol.. I did 3 transaction's with all 3 of the kids there so sure enough the 3rd transaction turned out to be candy for them since they did pretty good (5,4,3 years old).

Transaction 1
2 gillett fusion pro glides, 2 crest 3d white toothpaste.
this one i used coupons for everything and got back $14 printed out.

Transaction 2
transaction 2 was 1 starbursts, 4 colgate 360 toothbrush, 1 crest pro health mouth wash. i paid .35 cents got back $8 printed.....
on this one i had to add a candy in there to make up for going over so the .35 cents was there due to the candy lol.

Transaction 3 (the kids favorite transaction lol)
5 things of candy i think it was 1 baby bottle pop, 2 of another candy that was 1.67 a peice, 2 bags of chocolate coins.
.45 cents for this transaction

I think it was a great shopping trip. and i still have $2.00 to use next time i go since we didnt use all our print outs.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Nice Deal

savemore is having a nice deal going on for wall decor from Lewa's Design's , $30 worth for only $15. If your not a member here is my referral link.

if you go to the offer there is a comments area with FAQ about the product's. they have new deal's posted often if that one does not appeal to you. I look everyday to see what's new and for me lol.


More coupon's

So since I have not been home much all weekend I checked the mail today. I received more coupon's threw the mail. 2, $1 off from stayfree as well as a sample. 2 50 cents off any dannon and a free 4 pack from dannon coupon, and a v.i.p certificate from bar s worth $2.00 they go onsale for 10 for $10 allot here so i like getting some free hotdog's lol....


Tested out walmart.

Went to walmart last night, I needed to get a few things like my baseball card sleeves and a printer to help my couponing lol. Of course before hand i checked coupon policy and everything, well their cashiers are not educated on it at all. luckily only one coupon didnt get used even tho it should have been and she wouldnt get ahold of a manager or nothing to confirm.. Im not sure I will coupon there anymore and if I do im going to print out a copy of the policy and have it in my binder. I even wondered if she was new or something since i gave her $53 cash then planned on doing the other $30 on my card well she entered $10 over what I gave her and then looked at the register for 10 minutes before asking me if I could get cash back to make up the difference. I? wonder how much more I would have confused her if i ended up price matching with other store's flyer's like I wanted to try but didnt lol.

Other then that on my coupon item's that I got I think I did well especially for not having a list and just browsing the store with my coupon's lol. im going to have to look threw the take out the items i didnt buy with coupon's and post the total of the trip for just coupon item's.