Wednesday, June 30, 2010

After it's all over, OLAY was . . .

So here I am to get to the total of the OLAY rebate & Rite Aid's skincare rebate. You can see my transactions involving OLAY here, here and here. (Sorry for you having to scroll down on those!) I'm including the body wash in the deal because I had a coupon BOGO, buy one 7 Effects Moisturizer get a 7 Effects body wash free.

Total Retail of Merchandise (just OLAY): $58.89 (w/ body wash $68.83)

Total After Manufacture Coupons: $53.34 (includes body wash)

Actual Net of All Transactions: $34.36 ($36.85 if you take out other money makers. This amount is lower than after Manufacture Coupons because of Rite Aid's $5 off $25 purchase coupons.)

Will Receive: $25 Rite Aid GC for purchase of $50+ skincare
$5 Rite Aid GC for purchase of skincare with wellness card
$5 Rite Aid GC for purchase of PG products (one week only!)
$20 Rebate from OLAY

Grand Net: $20.64 profit ($18.15 profit if you take out other money makers)

Now that's a deal!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Drug Store Hopping

It's like bar hopping, only with drug stores. Well, almost drug store hopping. I think I need to go to three different drug stores to make it a true hopping trip. I did get in three trips between Saturday & Monday.

Saturday was a last minute trip to Rite Aid to get more free toothpaste & Motrin PM. Literally, my sweetheart & I were told they were closing in just a few minutes. Quick! Grab the two free after coupons & +up rewards and a pack of gum to cover the overage!

Colgate Pro Clinical cleaning 4.0oz $2.99
Motrin PM 20 ct $3.00
Orbit Sweet Mint Gum $1.29
Total Before Coupons:$7.28

$1/1 Motrin PM 20ct or larger
$1/1 Colgate Clinical Toothpaste
Total After Coupons: $5.28

$2.00 +up rewards Colgate
$3.00 +up rewards Motrin
Net: $.28 (This also happens to be my Out Of Pocket as I used +up rewards from earlier in the week.)

Sunday's Trip to CVS was in two transactions. (All in one picture)

4 Aveeno hair care products @ $6.49 each = $25.96
Total Before Coupons: $25.96

4 $1.50/1 Aveeno = $6.00
Total After Coupons: $19.96

Received (will receive):
$10 EB for purchasing $25 of Aveeno products
$10 MIR for purchasing $25 of Aveeno products

Net: FREE! Well there's tax to, but I don't generally worry about it much. As an added bonus, the shampoos came with sample size body wash & the conditioner with some kind of leave in treatment. ^_^

2 Stayfree 16ct @ $3.69/2 (BOGO sale!) = $3.69
2 HP Black Ink @ $19.99 each = $39.98
Total: $43.67

$3.69/1 BOGO Stayfree Coupon
Total After Coupons: $39.98

$10 EB wyb 2 HP ink
Net: $29.98 - $.25 green bag tag scan
It's not really the best deal on ink, but I did have a lot of extra bucks to use up & I'm running low on ink. I hoping eventually I will be able to figure out to get ink at a lower cost. I think of the ink as in investment into my savings. Those mail in rebates & internet coupons don't come out of think air! (Although I could print them at my one job, but somehow I don't think the boss would like that too much.)

Rite Aid Monday! (Normal Rite Aid shopping day it seems)
4 Root Awakening shampoo/conditioner @ $5.00 each = $20.00
Crest Sensitive Shield Enamel 4.0oz $3.99
Old Spice High Endurance Fresh 3.0oz $1.99
Total Before Coupons: $25.98

4 $3/1 Root Awakening = $12
Rite Aid $1 off $10 hair purchase
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz or larger
Rite Aid $5 off a $25 purchase
Total After Coupons: $6.98

Received/will receive:
$10 +up rewards Root Awakening (John Frieda collection)
$2.99 SCR
Net: $7.01, this could have been $1.00 higher if I had not bought the Old spice & instead used a $5.00 of of $20. I'll save that coupon for latter when there are not as many good deals. (Or perhaps I can get more coupons to do this deal again?) This weekends favorite place is Rite Aid! After shopping at just CVS for so long I almost feel bad. *ROFL*

This was also the first time I used coupons from I paid to to be "clipped". I only had two coupons for the Root Awakening. I decided to try getting coupons from a clipping service to figure out if it was worth the trouble. Now I can see that it clearly is. I will need to do stuff like this more often. ^_^

Next Up: A recap of my OLAY rebate adventure . . . Let's see how well I managed. Did I really get it free after all the deals?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ready . . . Aim . . . Target! Miss & Hit

I was so excited for the Sobe deal last week. I remember trying Sobe once a long time ago when my brother was really into buying it. I didn't like it then, but I think it was just the flavor. I've wanted to try them since, but I'm not big on spending money just to try something when I know I am perfectly content without said item.

I headed to Target on Wednesday, Sobe coupons in hand. Found an end display of them up by the check out. Picked out a variety of flavors and proceeded to the check out line. To bad I didn't read my BOGO Sobe coupons I had gotten from their website a while back when all you had to do was click on a link. The cashier I got apparently had seen these before and they read once per purchase. MISS! Ack! The BOGO coupons from the Head Or Tails Game do not have that restriction. I should have read them more carefully.

Target was also still out of Clean & Clear Finishes cleanser, no price cut on the Aveeno Body wash (although I understand that's no longer being found anywhere). I did however find the scrubbing bubbles drop ins. The cashier that I had didn't seem to happy about me getting them free. She kept looking at the manufacture coupon and the target coupon. I think she didn't refuse the sale only because a manager was standing right there.

Saturday at Target was better. I managed to get my Sobe deal & they had the Clean & Clear Finishes cleanser in stock! (Only two of them, so I have on coupon left yet. I will look for it the next time I'm in.) So Saturday's transaction looked like this:

10 Sobe 20oz @ $1.00 each = $10.00
2 Clean & Clear Finishes @ $2.00 each = $4.00
Total Before Coupons: $14.00

5 BOGO Sobe @ $1.00 each = $5.00
-Saturday's cashier didn't even look twice at my coupons. Huh?
2 $2/1 Clean & Clear product = $4.00
4 $.50/1 Sobe Target Coupon = $2.00
$.05 used a reusable bag!

Total After Coupons: $2.95

$5 Target gift card for purchase of 10 Sobe
Net: $2.05 profit


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Balancing Budget

Sometimes I'm not super careful about my budget. It ends up getting away from me. This time it ran away on me for several reasons:
1. There was holiday money on my second paycheck of the month.
2. The second paycheck was also the beginning of my health insurance through work.
3. I wanted extra money around to do the OLAY rebate.
4. My boss finally gave me my raise and back dated it, but gave extra on my third paycheck.

Okay . . . Now I know what my normal pay check looks like (about 10-15 over my budgeted!) I can actually go back to a stricter budget. Normally money overage doesn't bother me, but with the OLAY rebate it got a little out of hand. I brought back everything to zero. At least I didn't over spend. (That usually happens about once or twice a year.)

The solution for the rebate problem is to start a rebate envelope. As I begin to get some of this money back I will cash the checks and put it into an envelope. I think I want to start one for CVS & Rite Aid as well. This way I don't over spend. While I may have "money makers" CVS at least doesn't actually give me back cash. Somewhere along the line I do spend money at CVS, weather it's Soda or my favorite shampoo (Biolage is expensive!) I will spend some money.

Now to decide what exactly to set aside . . . I would like to keep taking my extra money and use it to fix the car and pay of loans, but I should have something for the drug store trips and target may well end up on this list.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eyes Peeled for Peelies!

Yesterday I took a trip to CVS and I found some good peelies. I only went in to buy free toothpaste for myself and pick up a letter filer for my mom. She wants the letter filer to start storing her coupons. Dad has a tendency to pick them up and throw them in the trash. Oops! (No picture of purchase as it already went to mostly to mom.)

First the 45oz powder cascade is on sale for $2.99. On the boxes with the older art were $2 peelies making them $.99 each. My store didn't have many of these left. The guy before me in fact grabbed about 4 or 5 of them! I managed to snag the last two. When the employees looked in the back they found boxes with a new design, but no peelies. I don't have a dishwasher, but my parents do! I took a picture, but accidentally deleted it from my phone instead of moving it to the memory card. :( I was tired.

The second find was a peelie for a $15 prepaid gift card for reviewing the new Curel lotion. Normally I wouldn't have even looked at body lotion. It was in one of those gray totes a girl was stocking from all by itself. I picked one up, turned it over and there it was. It's a new item not even on there regular shelf yet. A quick run to the price checker told me it was $7.99. SOLD! I'll review it with my mom in a few days. Her hands, elbows and feet can get kind of dry. She's also very sensitive to chemicals and smells. I figure we would make a great review team.

So CVS transaction gets summed up as the following:
2 Cascade powder 45oz @ $2.99 = $5.98
Curel Ultra Healing lotion $7.99
Letter Filer $8.99
Colgate 4oz toothpaste $2.99
Total Before Coupons: $25.95

2 $2/1 Cascade peelies
$1/1 Curel Ultra Healing lotion
$1.50/1 Colgate CVS crt
$.35/1 Colgate (I read about $1/1 coupons not that I found any)
$4/20 CVS crt (3 days only!)
Total After Coupons: $15.10

$2.00 EB for Colgate purchase
$2.00 EB for signing up for the diabetic program (Oh! That's nice.)
Net: $11.10 ~forgot green bag tag scan :(

If mom & qualify for the $15 this will become a $3.90 profit. Sweet. ^_^

Monday, June 21, 2010

Coupon Thieves

Last week I didn't get any coupons from the city paper because I had to open. This week I had to start work at 7am, and I was staying over at my parents the night before. (They live closer to where I work than I do, by about 45 minutes!) There was no way I was going to get the papers before they were either gone or didn't have any inserts.

My sweetheart was kind enough to follow my instructions and pick up two city papers and one local paper. He 'checked' them for coupons and believed they were there. Too bad he was confused and thought store inserts = coupons. I think it's kind of funny. I'm not exactly sure how one would get them confused, but he really isn't into couponing. The local paper did have inserts, but the the city paper didn't. I had thought perhaps they just didn't put inserts into all the papers. After seeing the bits of insert in one paper (in the picture below) I now know there are coupon thieves! (Or at least a thief.) *sighs* Not happy!

I wasn't feeling to good yesterday and so my normal trip to CVS didn't happen. Feeling better today I headed off to rite aid. This trip was done in two transactions. I think the photo tech guy was annoyed. He didn't seem so cheerful to ring me up. I've had mixed experiences with personal there. Some are wonderfully nice and others are stuck up or irritable. One manager is very nice and complemented my singing, although she thought it was another lady there at first. (Yes, I sing aloud in the stores to the music they play.) The other manager appears to either be glaring at everything or in a bad mood. One cashier scrutinizes every coupon and two others are very patient with coupons. If only I could figure out when the nice ones are working. Ah well.

Transaction 1:
Motrin PM 20ct $3.00
Colgate Clinical Toothpaste $2.99
Total Before Coupons: $5.99

$2.00/1 Motrin PM (I can't find the $3 one I've heard about, this was from a tear pad in CVS when it first came out.)
$1.00/1 Colgate Clinical
Total After Coupons: $2.99

$2.00 +up rewards Colgate
$3.00 +up rewards Motrin
Net: $2.00 profit

Transaction 2:
Motrin PM 20ct $3.00
Colgate Clinical Toothpaste $2.99
OLAY Foaming Cleanser $10.49
Total Before Coupons: $16.48

$2.00/1 Motrin PM (I only pulled two of these. I don't think I can get them any more)
$1.00/1 Colgate Clinical
$1.00/1 OLAY moisturizer or cleanser
Total After Coupons: $12.48

$2.00 +up rewards Colgate
$3.00 +up rewards Motrin
Net: $7.48

Net of two Transactions: $5.48

Hopefully this is the last of the OLAY I need to buy to get the Gift Card for the $50.00 skin rebate from Rite Aid. I know that I don't need any more OLAY for the manufacture rebate. I just want it the clear and then I will send away for it. I will need to go through the blog to round up my totals for this rebate over all. I just hope I didn't do to badly.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

All That & A Bag of Chips . . .

It's more of my shopping adventures . . .

Target! I bought:
Clean & Clear finishes pore perfecting moisturizer $2.00
~price cut! Reg $6.49, Got this one thanks to TotallyTarget.
Scrubbing Bubbles Daily Shower $6.99
2 Ziplock Evolve 50ct sandwich bags @ $1.77 each = $3.54
5 Bananas @ $.19 each = $.95
Travel size Shout Wipes $.97
Total Before Coupons = $14.45

Manufacture Coupons:
$5.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles
$2.00/1 Clean & Clear product
$1.00/2 Ziplock bags

Store Coupons:
$3.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles
2 $1.00/1 Ziplock
$1.00/1 Shout product
$.05 for reusable bag

Total After Coupons: $.40
(I plan to submit for the J&J Rebate Buy 3 get $5.00, this will be my third one. No more MIR for this household. At least from that particular offer.)

Weis, I bought:
2 Kraft 8oz dressing @ $1.65 each = $3.30
Uncle Ben's Ready Rice $1.99
4 Star Kist Tuna @ $.75 each = $3.00
Total Before Coupons: $8.29

Manufacture Coupons:
2 $.55/1 Kraft Dressing
$1.99 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice (FREE! coupon through the mail)

Store 'Coupons' (A resulting of doubling and the way BOGO rings up):
$1.65 Kraft Dressing BOGO sale
2 $.45/1 doubling Kraft dressing coupon
Total After Coupons: $2.65 ($.25 was overage from the coupon doubling. Good to know.)

2 Trail size Right Guard deodorant @ $1.29 each = $2.58
2 Right Guard deodorant @ $3.29 each = $6.58
Bag of Sun chips $.99 (Yummy! These didn't last long)
Total Before Coupons: $10.15

Manufacture Coupons:
2 $3.00/2 Right Guard deodorant

Store 'Coupon' (result of BOGO ring at register)
$3.29 Right Guard BOGO sale
Total After Coupons: $.86 (-$.25 Green Bag Tag Scan)

Freebies in the mail from two weeks ago? (Haven't gotten anything since, except Crest Whitening Strips. *I feel unloved!*)

Oooo . . . sounds exciting. I think perhaps I could get my sister and my mom for a special trip sometime? I've wanted to go to one, but it doesn't make much sense for a household of two.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rite Aid - unmarked sale & skincare rebate update

Last time I wasn't sure about my skin care rebate at all. I thought I had selected the wrong kind of OLAY products to qualify for the rebates, but when checking my account it seemed it all processed! I'm not sure if it's before or after coupon use as they don't tell you exactly what you've accumulated. But I do know both items went through giving me a total of $35.98 or $32.98. So now I need another $14.02 at least. I went to get the rest today, but there seems to be an unmarked sale? If I had known that I would have bought another item.

Today I bought:
2 Gillette Body Wash $5.98 ($2.99 each)
2 OLAY Regenerist daily cleanser $12.42 ($6.21 each)
--- These were unmarked and this works out to be 25% off regular price ($8.29)
Pantene Shampoo $3.50
Total Before Coupons: $21.90

Coupon Gillette $4/2 body wash
Coupon Pantene $1/1
2 Coupons $1/1 Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser
Coupon Rite Aid $5 off a $20 purchase
Total After Coupons: $9.90

Will receive:
$3.00 Pantene rebate (see here)
$2.99 Gillette rebate

Net Cost:$3.91

So now I am waiting for everything to clear through. Once I've completely cleared the skin care rebate I want to summarize all the transactions involving the rebate to see how well I make out. Maybe I should have just purchased everything at once. I think with something this big I will do that next time. I still need to buy either $1.60 or $6.60 of OLAY to complete the skin rebate. I'll just aim for the $6.60 just be on the safe side, otherwise I might have to spend even more.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

No coupons?!?

I headed out to the grocery store after work (around 4pm or so) only to find there we no coupons in the papers there. WHAT? I want my coupons! Geerrr . . . lesson learned, head to the store BEFORE work to get the out of town paper that has better coupons than any of the local ones. *sighs* I suppose that means I'll be getting up at 5am next week? Ack!

I also shopped at CVS after work. I wanted to be sure I could grab the free after extra bucks body wash. I wonder how long that kind of sale is going to go on? It's been running a lot lately. Stocking up while the price is good! (Just running out of room to store it.)

Today I bought:
2 Gillette Body Wash $8.00 ($4.00 each)
4pk of Schick Hydro 5 blades $8.97
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer lotion 55spf $10.99
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Spray 30spf $9.99
Total: $37.95

Coupon BOGO Gillette Body Wash $4.99 (The cashier didn't get my extra care card first so it rang up at regular price. She wasn't paying attention so she put the BOGO in at full price instead of $4.00. She told me not to worry about it. Okay . . .)
Coupon Gillette Shampoo $1.00 (BOGO only locks one item? I bought the shampoo & body wash combo)
Coupon Hydro $5.00 (They were out of the actual raisers)
2 Coupons Neutrogena Sun lotion/spray $2.00
Coupon CVS $3 off of $15 sun care purchase
Total After Coupons: $19.96

$10 EB for purchasing 2 Neutrogena Sun Tan Lotion
$8 EB for Old Spice/Gillette body wash (I was surprised as I have thought the limit was one? Perhaps it is a glitch? I don't know if they'll change it or not.)
$5 EB for Schick Hydro 5
Net: $3.04 profit + $.25 green bag tag scan

Better than I had planned because of the extra $4 in EB! The only thing I don't like about this transaction is that I am left with some high valued EB. Sometimes it can be a little rough trying to spend it all at once. We'll see what comes up in the next four weeks.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shopping, shopping, shopping . . .

I did a few deals on Sunday and Monday. CVS sent out a 20% off non sale items coupon, but it was only good this past Saturday & Sunday. With that in mind I thought I should buy up the Off! Clip on. I wanted to keep this transaction separate from the Windex & Shout purchase. I managed to find excellent coupons for Dove deodorant from & CommonSenseWithMoney. So here we go . . .

Sunday's transaction included:
Gillette Fusion Proglide $9.97 (sale, wish I had know this was good on the sample set)
2 Dove deodorant travel size $2.00 ($1.00 each)
2 Clip Off! Starter kits $17.98 ($8.99 each)
2 Clip Off! refills $7.98 ($3.99 each)
2 Pantene travel size $2.58 ($1.29 each)
3 Right Guard travel size $3.87 ($1.29 each)
2 24ct Benadryl $9.98 ($4.99 each, not pictured)
4 12pk of Coke $13.00 ($3.25 each, sale)
Total Before Coupons: $67.36

Coupon Proglide $4.00
2 Coupons Dove $1.00 ($2.00)
Coupon BOGO Clip Off! Starter $8.99
Coupon Clip Off! Starter $3.00
2 Coupons CVS Clip Off! Starter $3.00 ($6.00, some people have said that these work on the refills as well. I tried to get it to go through and the cash register beeped, the cashier did not push it through. Read your coupons!)
2 Coupons Clip Off! refill $1.00 ($2.00)
Coupon Pantene $2.00/2 (was sent along with a sample, no size restriction)
Coupon Right Guard $1.00
Coupon Right Guard $3.00/2 (Adjusted to $2.87)
2 Coupons Benadryl $2.00 ($4.00, peelies from previous purchase)
Coupon CVS Benadryl $3.00/2 (Prepare for Allergy Season booklet)
Total After Coupons: $28.50

Special 20% Coupon $8.87
Total after discount: $19.63

EB printed at the bottom:
Coke $3.00
Proglide $5.00

J&J Buy 3 products get $5.00
Net: $6.63 - $.25 Green Bag Tag, Excellent considering the coke is still apart of that price. One Down more to go!

Rite Aid Trip(s)
On my first Transaction I bought:
Olay Total Effects Serum $17.99
Olay Total Effects Body Wash $9.49
OldSpice Body Wash $3.50
OldSpice Deodorant $3.50
Total: $34.48

Coupon Buy Olay TE Serum Get Olay TE Body Wash Free $9.49
Coupon Buy OldSpice Body Wash Get a Deodorant Free $3.50
Coupon Rite Aid $5/$25
Total After Coupons: $16.49

$4.00 +UP Rewards
Net: $12.49

Transaction 2! I bought:
Gillette Proglide $9.99
OldSpice Deodorant $3.50
OldSpice Body Wash $3.50
Olay Prox Cleanser $17.99
Total: $34.98

Coupon Buy OldSpice Deodorant Get a Body Wash Free $3.50
Coupon Proglide $4.00
Coupon Olay Prox $3.00
Coupon Rite Aid $5/25
Total After Coupons: $19.48

$4.00 +UP Rewards

$5.00 Proglide
Net: $10.48

With Both transactions I'm hoping to get:
$5.00 CG P&G (I'm hoping . . . waiting for it to clear)

Skin care GC? Looking closer at all the ads and such, I mistakenly thought all the Olay was included. It looks like it's just the Regenerist. Over all I don't think I got a bad deal . . . but it's not nearly what I had in mind. On the plus side I could still submit all the Olay for the rebate of $20 wyb $50. (I will have to go out and get a few more items.) I'll wait to see what happens when it clears. I would hate to return the items. My store was out of the free Blink and I forgot to get a toothbrush. I'm not really free until Saturday . . .maybe I could squeeze a trip in tomorrow?

Net of the 2 transactions: $21.97 (Just the stuff I know will clear)

CVS Monday Trip, I bought:
2 Windex $5.00 ($2.50 each)
2 Shout $5.00 ($2.50 each)
6 Dove Deodorant $15.00 ($2.50 each)
Total: $25.00

2 Coupons Windex $1.00 ($2.00, printable Smart Source)
2 Coupons Shout $.55 ($1.10, one from the paper and one peelie off package)
4 Coupons Dove $2.00 ($8.00)
Coupon Dove $3.00/2
Total After Coupons: $10.90

EB printed at the bottom:
$5.00 Dove
$5.00 J&J purchase

$5.00 wyb 3 J&J product
Net: $4.10 profit + $.25 Green Bag Tag (much better than what I did at RiteAid)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Always Keep a Copy

If you have any important finical documents (or other important documents), keep a copy. I finally got a note from the county that I previously lived in. It told me that my refunded had been reduced from about $400 to $15 . . . HUH? So I give them a call and now I need to prove that I paid the place I currently live. This is suppose to show them (former county) that they (new county) will not be asking them for the money.

Good thing I have copies of all my taxes! Make copies of the copies and send them off. While the former county didn't ask for their paper work again as well as W-2's for the year, I sent it along anyway so that they'll have everything in one place. So now it will be yet another 4-8 weeks until I get that money . . . or at least that's my estimate of the process. If they send me a check in the meantime I'm not cashing it until I get the rest of it. I just hope it comes in time for the inspection of the car.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Budget

This month is in need of some adjustments. There are three adjustments (marked with a *) to be made which will be explained after the listing.

Bills (Electric) $100*
Car Insurance $42
Car repairs/upkeep $48*
Cellphone $30
Clothing $20
Free Money $60
Gas $200
Groceries $120
Health $28*
Rent $280
Savings $20
Student Loans:
AES $257
Private loan $100
Direct Loan $65
Sallie Mae $79

Grand Total: $1429/month

Bills - now that the heat isn't on it's not as expensive. While I think I should move this back up, I need to shift some of the money to my car. (See here)

Car repairs - While the inspection isn't due until October, I want to get this done in August. If it costs way to much, I won't fix the car. It may mean it's time to find a new one. I'm hoping that doesn't happen. You never know though . . . (Again see here)

Health - I will finally be getting health insurance through my employer. 1. This money comes out pre-tax and I'll never see it. Can't 'accidentally' spend it on anything. This is also why it appears I've taken a pay cut. 2. It's cheaper over all. Now I can take the extra money that I original set aside to actually pay for doctors visits, scripts if I get sick or other health emergencies. 3. It's a much better health plan compared to what I had before. (Limit of two doctors visits a year!) While this doesn't start until 11th of the month to be taken from my pay check it's good to start early.

On another note, once I have my yearly review I should be getting a raise. I don't see why I wouldn't, but I never count on anything until I actual have it in hand. Like the tax refund from the county government, because my job payed the wrong county! Still waiting . . . it's been what? 6 weeks?

Shopping Trips!

More shopping trips! I love shopping when I can get great deals. The only time I really hate shopping is when I go to buy clothing. I loathe clothes shopping. *gerr* Any who . . . Here are some deals I picked up this past week and on Sunday. I’m a bit disorganized as I worked all weekend, so I seem to be missing a receipt. This is not good in that it had some Kraft items on it I would have used for a rebate. *sighs*

These were outside my door before I even went shopping on Friday. Saturday I received a sample pack from Always "Being A Girl" website.

The grand total was just under $10 with coupons from Giant. I also received a $3.00 off your next order for the purchase of the scrubbing bubbles spray. This is the one with missing receipt. Where did it go?

I managed to score the 100 calorie pack deal again from target. Also received a $5 gift card. Total came to $6.18. ($1.18 if you take out the gift card.) Not to shabby.

My standard CVS trip. The shampoo is actually a CVS brand, even though it doesn't say that. I used a $1.00/1 CVS hair care to get it free. The lip gloss & deoderant were free after coupons and extra bucks.