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FREE and MONEY MAKERS! Walmart!

I’m super excited about this post! This is the best I’ve ever done in one shopping trip! A Large trip I should say!

Here’s the break down:

I did 7 transactions and my friend did 7 as well (because the $5.00 off any one Similac Product coupon said 1 coupon per transaction)

Here’s my 7 transactions (This was a pain too!)

#1 & #2

1 Similac Sensitive Formula : $3.84

1 Degree travel size deodorant: $.97

1 Purex 3 in 1 Travel detergent: $.97

3 BeyOnd Purina Cat Food 16oz Box: $2.57 x 3

1 dozen Eggs: $1.29

Coupons

1 $5.00/1 Similac cnp

1 $1.00/1 Purex cnp

1 $1.00/1 Degree cnp

3 FREE (up to $3.00) BeyOnd Cat food cnp

=$ .07 + $.63 in tax = $.70


#3 & #4

1 Similac Sensitive Formula : $3.84

1 Degree travel size deodorant: $.97

1 Purex 3 in 1 Travel detergent: $.97

3 BeyOnd Purina Cat Food 16oz Box: $2.57 x 3

2 Baby Water: $1.00 x 2

Coupons

1 $5.00/1 Similac cnp

1 $1.00/1 Purex cnp

1 $1.00/1 Degree cnp

3 FREE (up to $3.00) BeyOnd Cat food cnp

1 Nursery Water $.55/2 cnp

= $.23 + $.63 in tax = $.86

 

#5

1 Similac Sensitive Formula : $3.84

1 Degree travel size deodorant: $.97

1 Travel size Head and Shoulders $.97

3 BeyOnd Purina Cat Food 16oz Box: $2.57 x 3

1 Kleenex Hand towels: $2.77

Coupons

1 $5.00/1 Similac cnp

1 $1.00/1 Degree cnp

1 $2.00/1 Head and Shoulders cnp

3 FREE (up to $3.00) BeyOnd Cat food cnp

1 Kleenex $.75/1 cnp

= –$.20 + $.81 in Tax = $.61

 

#6

1 Similac Can Formula : $4.17

1 Degree travel size deodorant: $.97

1 Always Liner: $.93

1 Travel size Secret Clinical Deodorant: $2.47

3 BeyOnd Purina Cat Food 16oz Box: $2.57 x 3

1 Gift bag for my baby’s 1st B-day: $3.00

Coupons

1 $5.00/1 Similac cnp

1 $1.00/1 Degree cnp

1 Secret Clinical Deodorant $3.00/1 cnp

3 FREE (up to $3.00) BeyOnd Cat food cnp

1 Always Panty Liner $1.00/1 cnp

= $.54 + $.98 in tax = $1.52

 

#7

1 Similac Can Formula : $4.17

1 Always Infinity Pads 14ct: $3.97

1 Travel size Tide Detergent: $.97

Coupons

1 $5.00/1 Similac cnp

1 Tide $1.00/1 cnp

1 Always Pad $2.00/1 cnp

= $1.11 + $.32 in tax = $1.43

 

COMPLETE TOTAL = $6.68!! OOP

Oops I guess I guessed wrong when I put this on my face book 🙂


 


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*Reminder about coupon class on base!*

This is going to be my first class! It will be on base, so if you have access to base and live in the Dayton area, I encourage you to contact the community center and sign up!

 

This class will be free, but you will need to bring your own supplies you will need:

 

  • 1 binder (1 1/2 or bigger will work!)
  • 1 pack of baseball card protector sheets (Walmart, Target and K-mart sell these)
  • any coupon inserts you may have already collected (please note that if you do not have any, I will have some available to use and extra for purchase)
  • 1 pair of scissors (the community has only a few to lend)

 

At this class we will learn an easy way to clip and organize your coupons into your binder. We will look at current ads and match up your coupons and learn how to spend the least amount of money during your shopping trip.

If time permits we will go over a few ways to save money on the internet for those you that are interested.

Please post any questions or comments you may have about this class below here, or you may email me at rockncouponistas@hotmail.com!

Thanks everyone! Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Do you shop online? Are you earning cash back for it??!

I just learned about this site the other day and although I’m new to it, the site has been around for awhile!

I learned of this site through one of the other blogs I currently read 🙂 Raining Hot Coupons!

Here’s the deal, If you already shop online, you probably do so to save even more money than you can in the store right?! Well I do at least, I mean who hasn’t gotten in on all the free diapers from Amazon.com and printable coupons from Old Navy and Yankee Candle! Here’s a way to save even more!

Ebates is a company that offers cash back on select stores. All you have to do is click their link when your ready to shop and you will earn cash back for your purchases! Isn’t that awesome! Just think, if you have one of those banks that gives you cash back for using your debt or credit cards, you will practically get your items for free by the time your done checking out and get your items in the mail!

WOO I need to slow down, ahaha I’m getting all excited!

 

Here are a few of the stores and the % back:

Disney Store – Was 5% cash back, now 7% cash back

Macys – Was 2.5% cash back, now 5% cash back

Staples – Was 2% cash back, now 6% cash back

Ace Hardware – 4% cash back

Advanced Auto Parts – 6% cash back

American Eagle – 3% cash back

Apple Store – 1% cash back

Wolf Camera – 3% cash back

Meijer – 1.5% cash back

 

Are you just as excited as I am now after seeing all the stores?

Ok so if your ready here’s the link! Just click here and sign up, its that easy!

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My growing Stock pile baby!

Here are a few shots of my now, ever growing stock pile! If you haven’t read my other posts about stock piling here’s a few little tidbits:

  • Buying products on sale and in bulk will reduce your over all grocery bill, by buying products that you know you will use at a great price (usually for pennies on a dollar or FREE) you will no longer need to pay full price for an item when you are in need of it!
  • Focus on one thing at first, maybe you were lucky and got those Gain coupons this week, and you can get some free fabric softener, stock up on it so that it’s one less items to worry about.
  • In time you will only need to re-stock items as you use them and only buy perishable items, reducing your trips to the stores and learning to reduce your grocery bill.
  • Think of a stockpile as your own personal warehouse!

I’m still learning so I know that some of my stock up prices, could go WAY down, but I’ve still saved a ton of money, I know longer have to go MAJOR grocery shopping once a week, I just go on Sunday and get a few things (on sale with coupons) to add to my stockpile and get perishable items when needed!

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Need a new car seat?

We went to Toys R Us today to get a much needed new car seat for our almost 10 month old.

If you are in need of a car seat, hair chair, crib, strollers, travel systems, play yard, or bassinets I recommend seeing if you can save some money by trading in one of the above items. Toys R Us and Babies R Us are doing a ‘Great Trade In’ event where you will get 25% off a new item when you bring in one of the above named items (there are brand exclusions).

Here is an examle of how it worked in my favor.

We needed a new car seat for my 10 month old daughter. We took her old car seat to customer service and got my 25% off coupon. We got the new Graco Signature Edition carseat which is really expensive, $299.99!! Something I would never normally pay!! Using the 25% cnp we saved $74.99! I also used our $10.00 gift card we won at the Huggies crawl contest a few weekends ago. Bringing our total to: $215.00!!  We were able to buy the 1year warranty because of it AND I got a few outfits that were on clearance (I have a hard time resisting little girl clothes that are on sale!)

I got a good deal becahse I bought a higher priced item and got $15.00 more for the used carseat than I originally paid for it 10 months ago! I wouldn’t even get that if I sold it on Craigslist.com!!

Have you participated in the ‘Great Trade In’?

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A Monthly Grocery Tracker!

The Coupon Project

735I was just wondering around the internet tonight and came across this site called The Coupon Project! Wow I’m very thankful because she has a document she created and shared with her readers! It’s a monthly grocery tracker!! This is something I wanted to do, but have not had the time to sit down and create it, she did a great job. You can go here to download it from her site!

 

Wouldn’t you want to track all your hard work?

 

I am going to start using it for the month of Feb, since I think I have gotten rid of some of my Jan receipts 😦

 

Thanks Angela!

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Fellow Couponistas and Their DEALS!

I have a few people to highlight today from some deals they were so proud of they wanted to share with me, and then in turn share with you!!

Here is my Cousin, Jamie:

‘Cassie, I got these Ralph Lauren towels today at T.J Maxx for 50% off the clearance price!! That’s $3.25!! They are huge too!!! Thought you’d like the savings!! I got some Nike Jordan basketball shorts for $5.99 they are normally $25!’

This is also what she got for V-Day!

‘Also made Valentine’s bags for 60 kids at school with candy, cards, hearts shaped erasers, stickers, and pencils!! All for $10 thanks to the Dollar Tree!!’

~ Thanks Jamie!


My Friend Bev,

‘Yeah!! I saved about $100 this weekend with Food Lion bonus bonus buys & having coupons for every item I bought as well. Some stuff even came out to be free!!’

~Thanks Bevy!



My Friend Kristin,

‘I just spent $6.22 and got 9 boxes of baby wipes and a $25 dollar gift certificate to a restaurant in Mercer for dinner. Score!  All I had was the 30% off and $10 dollars off. Still made the wipes only 4.22 with free shipping. Ill take it! I bought two of the $25 dollar gift cards actually. They were $25.00 originally on restaurants.com and then their discount brought them to 10 a piece and the coupon code “MEAL” made them 2 dollars a piece! Ive never been to the restaurant but its a steak and sea house and for 2 dollars we’ll try it! lol’

~Thanks Kris!


*Got a deal your itching to share!? Why not share it here where we are all excited about the next best deal!*

You can email me at rockncouponistas@hotmail.com and send the details of your lasted deal that you are bursting to share!

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