Friday, October 29, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 82%

I did 3 shops this week. I have plans to do more shops at Kroger but I will add those to nexts weeks totals.

Kroger: Here & Here
Spent: $18.11
Saved: $90.16
$3 in catalina's left

Wags: Here
Spent: $10.86
Saved: $39.67

Total Spent: $28.97
Total Saved: $129.83 or 82%

Thanks to Bethany, Frugal Invitation, and Southern Savers for the matchups for these shops.

How did you do this week??? Please link up below! Also I love comments!!! :o)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags for toddlers & Daycare Teachers

My son is having a fall party tomorrow at his daycare so I decided to make some treat bags for his friends and all of the teachers. I decided to just run to walmart and grab all my supplies. I stopped by CVS first but they didn't have much halloween stuff left.

For his teachers I grabbed 4 bags of candy. I got the teachers Hershey's, Starburst, Lifesaver gummy's, and Reeses. Had to have a balance of chocolate and fruity candy!! :o) I also added in a Chex mix Golden Graham bar. I bought like 10 boxes of those a few mega events ago.

For the children I decided to go with a juice box, fruit snack, and lil can of playdough. I wanted to give them a healthier option!!! :o)

I also wanted to add a little personal touch by tying the bags with orange & black metallic ribbon. I printed off these adorable gift tag labels and wrote the teachers name along with Keaton's name. For the toddler bags I just wrote "Happy Halloween". You can print the tags off here.

Supplies Purchased:
(2) Gift Bags $3.00 ($.10 per bag)
Curling Ribbon $3.00
Candy $7.00 (9 bags worth $.78 each)
Playdough $4 (20 cans total $.20 each)

Supplies on Hand:
Gift Tags (free)
Juice Boxes (from stockpile $.13 per juice box )
Fruit Snacks (from stockpile maybe $.05 per pack)
Golden Graham Bars (from stockpile $.08 per bar)

Cost of Teacher Bags:
$.96 each x 9= $8.64

Cost of Toddler Bags:
$.48 each x 10 = $4.80

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10/27 Kroger saved 91%

(2) Quilted Northern $3.98
used (2) $.50 coupons doubled to $1 each = $2
$1.98 for 2 or $.99 each

(3) McCormick Sea Salt Grinders $3.75
received $3 catalina for buying 3
used previous catalina to pay for these also
$.75 for 3 or $.25 each

Buy 4 save $6:

3 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $4.47
used (3) $.55 from here & here doubled to $1.10 each
(2) $.55 ecoupons $1.10
$0.07 for 3 boxes of cereal!!!!!!

1 Apple Cinnamon Cheerios $2.09
used $.75 coupon from here
she must have scanned it 2 times bc there is another $.75 coupon showing
also used $.75 ecoupon
Free + $.16 overage
(It should have cost me $.59)

Total: $2.64
Saved: $26.79 or 91%

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Sorry the pic is kind of blurry! It was taken through my back patio door. I was so excited when I saw Mr. Skunk on my back porch!!!

This is the closest I have ever been to a skunk so I just had to take a pic!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Sample of Dove Deodorant.

Go HERE to grab a free sample of Dove. You do not need to be a costco member to receive this.

Yankee Candle $1 Tarts & Votives

I just got an e-mail from Yankee Candle stating that the tarts & votives are on sale for $1 each!!!

Go Here to see all the candles!! Offer ends Nov. 9th. Can be used in store or online with code WTS010H1. Go HERE to print a coupon for in store.

10/26 Kroger Shopping saved 80%

This was a great week for a few freebies and super cheap frozen items!!!

Kroger #1:

4 Totino's Pizza Rolls $4
used (2) .40/2 doubled to .80= $1.60
.40 ecoupon from shortcuts= $.40
$2 for 4 or .50 each

6 Totino's Pizzas = $6
used (2) .50/3 doubles to $1 = $2
$1 ecoupon from shortcuts 4 $1
$3 for 6 or .50 each

3 Dawn Dish Soap $3
used (3) .50/1 from 9/26PG doubled = $3

Bananas $1.29

Cottonelle Moist Wipes $2.49
$2 Catalina from last week

3 McCormick Grinders $3.75
Recieved $3 catalina for buying 3
$.75 for 3 after catalina

Mega Event Items

4 Hungry Man $7.12
used (4) $2 printables = $8
FREE + .88 in overage

4 Healthy Choice Steamer Entree $5.56
used (4) $1 printables = $4
$1.56 for 4 or .39 each

2 TGIF quesidillas $4.98
used 1 $1.50/2 from 9/26SS = $1.50
$3.48 for 2 or $1.74 each

Total Spent: $14.72
Total Saved: $49.59 or 77%

Kroger #2:

(4) Bumble Bee Tuna $3.96
used (4) .55/1 doubled up to .99

3 McCormick Grinders $3.75
earned $3 catalina
$.75 for 3 after catalina

Used $3 Catalina from previous store

Total Spent: $.75
Total Saved: $13.78 or 94%

Still have a $3 Catalina left from McCormick Grinders

Also got a big wow from the cashier on the second transaction!!! :o)

Total Spent on Both: $15.47
Saved: 63.37 or 80%

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Re-selling Toys, clothes, and more!!!

Every Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter my area has a sale called Kidsignment, and Clothes of Many Closets. These are consignment type sales where you tag all of your stuff yourself and set your own prices. You then take your items to the sale that typically lasts for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 week sale you go back and pick up your stuff. They keep 30% of the sales and you get 70%!!! This is one of the easiest ways to re-sell kid items.

The photo above is just a few of my sons toys that I took to the sale. Some of them even sold before I made it there. I also posted all of the items I had for sale on my facebook page, and on craigslist. Just alone by advertising items on my facebook I made $87. Other item's I took to the sale include: all of my fall/winter clothes, my son's clothes, highchairs, baby gates, and more.

I will update everyone when I pick my items up to see how much I made. It's a great way for me to re-sell items and take the money and purchase new things for my son!!! :o) I also like to go to the sales myself and look at toys to buy.

Do you have any of these types of sales in your area, or do you have any advice on how you re-sell stuff? I would love to hear in the comments!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

10/23 Wags Trip Candles for $0.31 each!!!

After running across this post from Frugal Invitation... I just had to take advantage of the candle deal. And since my favorite cashier was working this morning, and my 10am client canceled on me this morn I just had to run out and get this deal!!!

Here's how the candle deal worked:
I bought 8 Glade candles= $24
used 4 B1G1 coupons took off $12
Used $1.50/2 coupon from here (it only let me print one)
Used $2/2 coupon from wags oct booklet took off $8

Total spent on 8 candles = $2.50 or $0.31 each!!!!

I will use a few as gifts for my son's daycare teachers!!!

I also bought 2 tylenol cold products... you will notice that the daytime one is open... :o) I have the sniffles and sinus stuff so we needed this.

(2) Tylenol Cold Products $13.24
They were on sale B1G1 50% off.
Used (2) $2 off coupons
Used $1/1 coupon from wags oct booklet took off $2

Total Spent: $7.23 or $3.61 each

Still kinda high in price... but I got both bottles cheaper than the price of 1!!! And it will get lots of use!!! :o)

Total Spent at Wags $10.86
Saved: $39.67 or 79%

Friday, October 22, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 71%

(Click on the photo to enlarge)

I did 4 different shopping trips this week!!!

Kroger: Details HERE & HERE
Spent: $51.26
Saved: $97.13 or 66%

Walgreens: HERE
Spent: $1.02
Saved: $56.94 or 98%

Save-A-Lot: HERE
Spent: $11.82

Total Spent: $64.10
Total Saved: $154.07 or 71%

How did you do this week??? Please link up below!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10/20 Save A Lot Shopping $11.82

I was driving home from work and really wanted a baked potato!!! But I didn't have potatoes, bacon bits, or sour cream. So I decided to head to Save A Lot.

If you want a quick and easy place to go and not have to full with coupons this is a great place to go. I don't shop there very often but I knew I could prob get most items I needed for cheap.

5lb Potatoes $2.49
Ripe Bananas $0.51 x 2 = $1.02 ( I will use these for ban bread)
Yogurt $0.55 x 2= $1.10 (my toddler wanted it)
Chicken Broth $0.59 x 2= $1.18 (for chicken pot pie)
Pie Crust $1.99 (for chicken pot pie)
Onion Soup Mix $0.79 (got it to try in a recipe)
Onion $0.86
Sour Cream $0.99 (could of prob gotten a better deal with a coupon... but it's ok!!)
McCormick Bacon Bits $1.29

Total Spent: 11.71

All in all very happy with my total. With all the things I bought I will be able to make a few loaves of banana bread, chicken pot pie, and several baked potatoes!!! :o)

10/19 Kroger Shopping Trip #2 saved 57%

Yes I made a 2nd trip to Kroger. I wanted to grab a few things I saw earlier at the previous Kroger trip before the new ad came out.

(4) V8 Fusion Green Tea $9.96
used (4) $1 off Q's = $5.96 for 4

(4) Dial Hand Soap $4
used (4) $0.35 Q's doubled to $0.70 = $1.20 for 4

Kroger Brand HOT taco Sauce $1.45

Kroger Freezer Bags $1.09
(these bags are really really crappy!!! I just needed them to get stuff ready for a consignment sale i'm doing)

Total: $11.24
Saved: $14.30 or 57%

10/19 Wags Shopping 100% FREE

I was able to get all of these items on sale this week 100% free... well I had to pay tax of course!!! :o)

I bought:
4 Nivea men body wash $10
2 Nivea womens body was $5
8 Ricola Cough Drops (yay for these) $8

4 Coupons for Men's Wash $12
1 $3/2 for the womens wash $3 (It didn't beep since all of my items totaled $15)
4 $1/2 Ricola Drops
Oct Booklet Q that took off $0.50 for the drops

Total: $1.02 (tax)
Saved: $56.94 (can you believe that???!!!?!!?)

10/19 Kroger Shopping Trip #1 saved 67%

I waited until the VERY LAST day of the two week long mega event. :o) What can I say I procrastinate!!! I got all of my coupon match ups from The Big Red Pot!!!

Anyway I won't get into great detail since these deals are already over.

But a few things that I got for FREE were:
8 Yakisoba Meals
10 Cream Cheese
2 Coffee Mates

Cheap Items:
Mac N Cheese $0.25 each
Side Shots $0.49 each
Juicy Juice $0.99 each!!!

I bought a total of 59 items averaging to $0.68 each!!!! :o)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mega events!!!!!!!!!

My total spent was $40.20
And I saved: $82.83 or 67%

Monday, October 18, 2010

I think that it is time to come back!!!

After pretty much taking a break from couponing for the summer and adjusting to working full time, I feel that it is time I come back to my blog.

I started my blog to help myself with spending and showing others how to shop smart. Without my blog and readers I have been spending wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much money on groceries. We have almost doubled our income now that I have started working. I'm no longer as frugal as I used to be, and I'm working on getting back to that.

So in the next few days I will be getting back into blogging. Hopefully doing a few matchup's for Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger. I will also show everyone my coupon binder and post photos of my stockpile. I look forward to coming back!! I have missed you guys!!! :o)