Friday, July 30, 2010

FREE PocketBac at Bath and Body Works!

OK, so earlier today at work I was scrolling through my facebook app on my iphone and I SWEAR I saw a post from Bath and Body Works saying "Free Dark Kiss 2oz lotion".  Obviously since I was at work and on my iphone I couldn't print the coupon.  Now that I am home, I am seeing a coupon for a FREE pocet bac, but nothing at all about Dark Kiss.  Hmmm.  Suspicious.  But either way, I love a freebie, so I won't complain!  Go HERE to print your coupon, and run to B&BW this weekend to redeem it!  Offer is only good July 30th-August 1st!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Walgreens 7/18

Yay!  I was so excited for a good week at Wags!  The last few weeks have been so lackluster that even a decent week would have looked good, but this turned out to be a better week than I thought.

Spent: $1.48 OOP
SAVED: $50.58
Started with $6 RRs
Ended with $5 RRs

First Transaction:
2x pilot G2 Pens 2pk (Sale $1.19)
Colgate Advanced Toothpaste ($3.49)
Penway Ruler (.09 cents)
Penway Highlighter (.09 cents)

Used Coupons:
2x $1/1 Pilot Pens from HERE
$1/1 Pilot Pens from Wags July Coupon Book (Took off $2)
$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste from Diabetes and You magazine in Wags Pharmacy

Total $1.05, Used $1 RR from Greenworks, paid .05 cents oop,
Got $3.50 RR from Colgate

Transaction #2
Dr. Scholls orthotic Insoles  ($10.99)
2x Ravina Knee Highs (Clearance .20 cents each)
2x Penway Highlighter (.09 cents each)

Used Coupons:
$3/1 Dr. Scholls Orthotic insoles from All You (not sure which month!)
Used $4 RR from Reach, $3.50 RR from Colgate and $1 RR from P&G
Paid .07 cents OOP
GOT $5 RR from Dr. Scholls

Trans #3
Printer Paper ($3.79)
Kettle Chips (Sale $1.50)
Act II Microwave popcorn minibags (Sale $1.00)
Colgate Advanced Toothpaste (Sale $3.49)
Ravina Knee High (Clearance .20 cents)

Used Coupons:
Wags in ad coupon for printer paper (took off $1.80)
$1/1 Kettle Chips from 6/13 SS
.40/1 Act II popcorn from
$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste from Diabetes and You magazine in Wags Pharmacy

Used $5 RR from Dr. Scholls
Paid .78 cents OOP
Got $3.50 RR from Colgate

Later I went back for one more:
2x Dr. Scholls rough skin eraser ($6.99 each)
Total: $13.98
Used $5/1  Dr. Scholls for her from Wags July Coupon Book
Took off $10.00
Total $3.98
Used $3.50 RR from Colgate
Paid .48 cents OOP
Got $5 RR from Dr. Scholls!

A few notes about this:  The Pilot Pens are an awesome money maker, which is why I was able to get 2 packs of pens and tube of toothpaste for only $1 RR.  I tried several different Dr. Scholls insoles with the $5/1 Wags coupon book, and none of them worked, I later found out that the arch supports worked, but by then CR (Coupon Rival) had gotten all of them.  But luckily I was able to snag the last 2 rough skin erasers.  I don't feel bad about taking the last two...I needed 2 to do my deal, and since the arch supports were already sold out, I couldn't do 1 of each (my original plan).  However I really like the rough skin eraser, I snagged a bottle a few weeks ago for free and so I was happy to stock up on more and have Wags pay me to do it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HOT $2/1 Smart Balance Milk Coupon!

Woo!  Head over to to print your $2/1 Smart Balance Milk coupon!  This coupon was actually listed twice, so I was able to print it 4 times!  Sweet!  Expiration isn't until 9/30, so lots of time to use it!  Use zip 10038.  There was also a .75/1 coupon for Smart Balance Milk.

Thanks Wild for Wags!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yay, Wags!

I was so unimpressed with this weeks ad at Walgreens that I wasn't even going to go...  It was kind of weird not wanting to run to Wags first thing Sunday morning.  But, last night I saw on Hip2Save that there was a really great deal on Scunci Hair Ties, so I just HAD to go :)  I used the candy as fillers, but it got kind of confusing there for a few minutes at the register, and I sort of ended up with more than I needed.  OK, I'm lying about that part, I mean really, who ever heard of "too much" chocolate?
Paid .08 cents OOP!
2 Bonus Packs of Scunci Hair Ties ($2.99 Each)
3x Reeses Big Cup (sale 3 for $2)
Dove Peanut Butter and Chocolate bar (clearance .62 cents)
-Hair Ties range up BOGO, and then I used the in ad coupon which took off $2.00 - so only paid .99 cents for both packs - plus, they were bonus packs, so I actually got 4 regular sized packs for .99 cents!
- Used the in ad coupon for Reese, making them .49 cents each (took off .53 cents)
- Used 3 RRs, paid .08 cents oop!
Whoops, I didn't really mean to use 3 RRs - I would have only used 1, but my store was out of those perfect little 9 cent highlighters for fillers.  It took me awhile before the cashier realized that the Reeses had an in ad coupon. ( they were marked at .49 cents each, but needed the in ad coupon to get that price).  I had been trying to get my total a little over the $2.00 mark, and it didn't work.  Once we figured it out, I had added in so many filler candies that my total was $3.08 before register rewards!  Ahhh... anyway.  Like I said, no such thing as too much chocolate.  And did I mention I love peanut butter?

Another Doubler Adventure

I really, really wanted to do the P&G promo at Albertsons for the free $15 iTunes gift card, but I couldn't figure out a way to make it work without spending too much oop.  I had worked out a scenario before I went, but when I got to the store I realized half of the items on my list weren't participating products.  Oh well, I still got some great deals between this trip and the next (the one I previously posted).

2 Transactions:
3 boxes of Orville Cheddar Cheese Popcorn (sounds gross, but it's actually really good)
(Sale $1.99 each)
2x Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Sale $2.19 each)
Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta (Sale $1.69)
International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz (Sale $3.49)

Used Coupons:
3x .75/1 Orville Cheddar Cheese Popcorn from
2x $1/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Printable from HERE  (Must sign up, then on the home page scroll down, should be on the right side)
$1/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste from...a magazine, not sure which one!

Doubled all coupons, Paid $5.03 for everything ( Total is so high because of the coffee creamer - I needed it, but had NO coupons left for creamer!  If I hadn't gotten the creamer, total would have only been $1.54!)

Free at Albertsons!

Yay!  Thanks to doublers at Albertsons, I got everything here for FREE!  Woot!
At Albertsons you can only use 3 "Twice the Value" coupons per transaction, so I did this in 3 transactions.  I got:

4 Boxes of Puffs Tissue (Sale $1.00 each)
4 Bottles of Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap (Sale $1.99 each)
2 Avocados (Sale $1.00 Each)

Used Coupons:
4x .50/1 Puffs Tissue from Vocal Point sampler
4x $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal from Home Made Simple Booklet(s)
$1/2 California Avocados Printable from Smart Source

Doubled all coupons - making everything FREE!
PS - if you haven't signed up for Vocal Point, I suggest that you do!  When you join the community, you will sometimes get chances to sign up for samplers that include lots of high value coupons!  I signed up for a sample of Puffs Tissue, and not only did I get a good sized sample, but it came with 1 $1/1 and 5 .50/1 coupons!

I would also suggest signing up for the Home Made Simple booklet, which comes with many high value coupons for Proctor and Gamble products.  I have been able to order the book 4 times, so I have lots of these on hand to use.  I don't know if the booklet is currently available to request, but you can try it out.  If not, it may come around again.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Free newspapers, the best!

I just had to share this story.  I've been feeling kind of burnt out on couponing lately.  I have been working full time, and I find that couponing is kind of like a part time job.  Although I enjoy it, lately I just haven't been spending the time to do it well. 

On the fourth, I was pretty busy.  I worked most of the day, and then went to a BBQ.  I was so busy, in fact, that I forgot to get newspapers!  Wow, this hasn't happened since Easter.  On Monday, when I was on my way to Wags, I decided to swing by a store that I have seen carries the Sunday paper through the week.  But before I went there, I had this nagging feeling that I should give the old Starbucks recycle bin a shot.  Usually My Coupon Rival gets there before me, unless I get there right at close on Sunday night.   It was getting late on Monday afternoon, But I decided to take a quick peek anyway.  Score!  There, sitting on top, was a stack of fully intact newspapers!  I grabbed a handful and scurried to my car, where I flipped through them to make sure the inserts were still there.  They were!  Sweet!  So, I scored 4 free newspapers, and went on my merry way to Wags. 

The moral of this story is:  Give yourself a break.  Couponing can be alot of work.  Sometimes life gets busy, and couponing needs to take the back burner.  You can pick up where you left off, more refreshed and ready to go!  Also, the other moral is: Free is better than not free.  :)

.44 Cents OOP!

Alright, so I didn't make it to Wags until Monday, mostly because I was busy on the 4th and there wasn't anything I was super excited about in this week's ad.  Luckily, everyone else must have been thinking the same thing, because almost everything I went in for was stocked.

Transaction # 1
Gillette ProGlide Razor (Sale $9.89)
2x Penway 10 pack Pens (Sale .19 cents each)

Used Coupons:
$4/1 Gillette Razor from 6/6/10 PG
Used $5 RR from Blistop and $1 RR from Sure
Paid: .27 cents OOP
GOT: $5 RR from Gillette

Transaction #2
GreenWorks Cleaner (Sale $2.99)
Oral B Advantage Toothbrush (Sale $2.99)
Penway Pencils (Sale .19 cents)

Used Coupons:
$1/1 Greenworks Printable from
$2/1 Oral B from 7/4/10 PG
Used $3 RR from Airplus
Paid .17 cents OOP
Got $1 RR from Greeenworks and $1 RR from Oral B

Total Paid: .44 cents OOP
Saved: $25.00 (even!)
Used $9 RRs
Got: $7 RRs

So, I did drop $2 in RRs - I usually like to come out with more RRs then I went in with - But hey, what are they for if not for spending?  Honestly this week is not too exciting, and I took a sneak peek at next week over on i heart wags - not exciting either.  Come on Walgreens, give me a good week!

Also - I had one more transaction I was going to do, but it involved the crystal clean toothbrushes, which my Wags was out of.  I will be going back today or tomorrow to see if they are back in stock.

Thanks Wild For Wags for this scenario!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wags 4 Day Sale

So, I went to do the deals in the 4 day Sale at Wags... And, they had no idea what I was talking about.  I asked the manager if there was a copy of the ad somewhere ( I use it to make sure I am buying the correct items) - He was confused, and didn't know anything about a 4 Day Sale.  It turns out that the ad must be regional, and not advertised in my region - but the cool thing is that the RRs are still printing.  My store was sold out of the Noxzema Razors, and didn't have any Celsius Green Tea in sight.  So I ended up with the few deals I could get my hands on!  Also, I've decided to start a donation box for the extra toiletries I'm accumulating.  I keep you updated on how that goes!

Paid: .97 OOP
Used $3 RR, Got back $4 RR!

Sure Deoderant (Sale $1.99)
Crest Toothpaste ($3.79)
Dr. Scholls Rough Skin Eraser ($6.99)
Royal Gelatin (filler) (.20 cents with in ad coupon)

Used Coupons:
$1.50/1 Sure Deoderant 5/2 SS
$2/1 Dr. Scholls Product (from a sample I got awhile back)
$5/1 Dr. Scholls Product from Wags July Coupon Book
.50/1 Crest Toothpaste from 6/6 PG
Used $3 RR from Airplus Socks
Got $3 RR from Crest and $1 RR from Sure