Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Retail Therapy

Sometimes a girl just has to shop.  Coming up on my one year anniversary of extreme brokeness, and not being able to go shopping just isn't funny anymore (nor was it ever funny, actually).  So, I gathered up my coupons and special deals, and headed to the mall.  What did I get?
1 Pair of Gap 1969 Jeans (reg $69.50 - paid $41.70!)
1 Pair Victorias Secret Cotton Hip Huggers (reg $8.50, paid $0.00!
1 Travel Size Bath and Body Works Lotion (Reg $3.50, paid $1.00!)
1 Bath and Body Works Lip Gloss (reg $8.00, paid $0.00!)

Total would be: $89.50
PAID $42.70
SAVED $46.80!  A savings of 52%.  Not bad for retail

What I used:  Gap has a promotion called recycle your blues - if you bring in an old pair of jeans, you can get 30% off a new pair of 1969 jeans.  Then there is a facebook promo to add an extra 10% if you like them on facebook.  When i got to the store, the jeans were 40% off anyway, so the coupons didn't really matter.

The VS hip huggers were free because of a coupon I got in the mail - no purchase neccesary!

Lastly, I used the Bath and Body Works coupon to get a free lip product with ANY purchase.  So I purchased the new Secret Wonderland Lotion in the travel size which is on promotion for a $1.  Go HERE for that guy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hello Wags!

OK, I've been majorly coupon slacking.  All summer.  I know, I get it.  But, it's now fall, and I'm jumping back on the bandwagon.  I ran out to Wags today, thinking they would be out of everything, and I was pleasantly surprised to get most of the things I wanted.  Even the EOS lip balm!  Ok, so here is what I got:
To get My RR's started, I first did two transactions purchasing Nyquil 2/$10, get $5 RR.  I did them separately so that both RRs would print.  I use Nyquil and Dayquil when I am sick (like I am currently), so it's a good idea to stock up on them when they go on sale.  Having an RR deal on top of it is just icing!  I then used my 2 $5 RR's to do the third transaction:

Schick Hydro 3 blade Razor ($7.99 Sale)
Walgreens Honey Bear 12oz ($1.99 w/in ad coupon reg $4.29)
EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm (Sale $3.00)
Act II Single microwave popcorn x 4 (.25 cents each w/in ad coupon reg .99 cents each)

Used $4/1 Schick Hydro from 10/3 SS
2 $5 RRs from Vicks
Paid .27 cents OOP
SAVED: $19.76

GOT $4 RR from Schick, $3 RR from EOS

This was a quickly planned trip, so I did use some RRs on food items ( the popcorn and honey).  There may have been another RR item I could have thrown in there, but the razor and the lip balm were the 2 I was interested in, so I was glad to get those.  When I saw the sale price on the honey I grabbed it, has anyone else noticed how expensive honey has gotten lately?  It must have something to do with the mysterious bee deaths.

 Anyway, I have some great free stuff, and some brand spanking new RR's to use next week.  Bring it on Walgreens!