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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stocking up on Cereal


Giant Eagle :

3 jugs Swiss tea
4 lg. boxes of cereal
4 sm. boxes cereal
2 BC scallop potatoes
1 box minute rice
2 progresso soups
2 lunchables
1 paper (free)
2 ranch dressings
1 lean pocket
2 (4pk.) Dannon crushables
1 Alloutte brie cheese
After coupons $ 18.38 !!!!!

Target :

2 bags oreos
6 bags Ghirardelli chocolates
1 pair boys jeans
1 Methods hand soap
1 Methods dish soap
1 Pokemon card holder
after coupons less than $20  !!!!

Using up my coupons before they expire at the end of the month!!
Glad I did  :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

BJ's $25 gift card giveaway!!!

BJ's Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with
a free trial membership, gift card, coupons and information
through MyBlogSpark. They were also generous enough
to provide me with a $25 gift card for one of my lucky readers.

Tell us how you save shopping at BJ's or How you save
buying in bulk. Remember to leave your name and e-mail
address. Must be a US resident 18 yrs of age or older.

Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 24 hrs
to respond. A new winner will be selected if the
winner does not respond by deadline.
Winner will be drawn Wed. 1/6/2010 at 9pm EST.

You must be a BJ's member to shop BJ's.
Go here to retrieve a free 60 day trial membership.
Note: free trial offer expires 12/31/2009 and is good
for 2 months.

This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 yrs of age or older.
E-mail addresses are collected solely to contact winner. The winner
 is selected randomly.  Prizes are sent directly through Myblogspark.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all !


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BJ's shopping

I was very fortunate to receive a $25 gift card and free 60
day trial membership to BJ's. Thanks to BJ's and General
Mills, through My blogspark, for this exciting opportunity! 

I have always wanted to try BJ's . BJ's is very similar to
Sam's club and Costco. It is a warehouse club where
you can buy things in bulk. You do have to pay a
membership fee.

I went to customer service with my 60 day trial printout.
They made me a card with my photo on it ! I also asked
a few questions about their coupon policy. They have
BJ coupons at the front desk and I believe when you
become a member you will have access to more coupons
depending on your membership type.

 Heres the scoop:
-You can use a BJ's coupon with a manufacturer coupon
-You can use internet coupons (at least at mine)
-You can use more than one coupon on a bulk pack
  if there are more than one item in the pack.
  For example:  for a 4 pack of progresso soup, you
                        could use 4 manufacturer coupons!

Use BJ's coupons and manufacturer coupons to maximize
your savings.

Here is what I got:

I also got a 32 pack of sprite...not pictured.
I had a party I was hosting and BJ's  was a great place to find what I needed. Look at that yummy cheesecake. Their bakery department is amazing! I thought the cheesecake was a great deal at $10.99. The bread was less than $4 for 20 rolls, also a great price for fresh bread. I did spurge on the pop alittle but sometimes you don't have the luxury of time.                                                                                                  
Coming soon $25 BJ's gift card giveaway!!!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Earning money shopping online

Sign up for:
Mr Rebates

These sites give a % back on your purchases made online.
sign up with them and click on there link to take you to
where you are shopping.

I usually go to Evrewards to see what site above will give
me the best payout.

Now remember this will not give you half your money back
or anything like that. Usually you can expect about 2%
return on your purchase and some restriction apply. 
If you shop online during Christmas this can really start
adding up!


Don't forget to cash in your Swagbucks .
They can help free up some holiday cash.
Time is running out to get these in time
for Christmas!

Have you heard of Swagbucks? Use Swagbucks
as your search engine and you can win "Swagbucks".
These can be redeemed for prizes in the Swagstore.
You can also earn Swagbucks by shopping through
their site and referring friends . 45 Swagbucks
can be redeemed for a $5.00 Amazon gift card to
give you an idea .

I usually win $1-$2 daily. Not bad. That could
be a $5 card every month if a search daily.
Here is a link to sign up.

This is my referral link. Thanks


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Disclaimer/Disclosure Policy

Savincravin @blogspot. com is my personal blog
written and edited by me.


I do not claim to be an expert in any topic. I write
this blog to help share topics that I feel helpful.
The opinions I post are purely my own.

I do provide links to other websites. This blog has no
control over the content in these links. Please use
your best judgement when entering any information
on any other website. All information submitted to
other websites is done at your own risk.


I do run ads that I may be compensated for.
Again, all information submitted is at your own
risk. Entering is solely done at your free will.

I may except free samples to review and if I'm
lucky compensated for. The views and opinions
on this blog are purely my own. I do not claim to
be an expert ! I will always give my honest opinion
(put as nicely as I possible).
*I will disclose what items are "free" and for review.

I am currently selling Avon. I have a link to my
personal store on my blog (labeled my Avon store).
Ordering is done at your own free will. Because this
is a blog about saving money, I do on occasion point
out deals that I find from Avon. I will get some
compensation from orders. You may also order
through avon.com if you'd prefer.

I've tried to provide as much detail and discription as
I can for my blog disclosure/disclaimer. As you can see
I am not a writer in legalities. In general all the actions
you take on my blog are at your own free will and risk.
This is just a personal fun blog that is a hobby and love
of mine. I hope to write with good taste and have a good

Saturday, December 12, 2009

General Mills Cereal Coupon

This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.

Other cereal benefits:

 **Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals,
     account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.

 **Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in
     a child´s diet today.

  **More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier
      body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

The information and free cereal coupons are provided by
General Mills through MYBLOGSPARK. They are also
kind enough to provide a free product and gift pack to
my family and I !

Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Entertainment


This is so fun! My kids just love doing stuff like this.
It keeps them entertained :)

Getting Paid to Shop

All this was $15 oop !!!
but hold on.......

I will get a rebate for the Olay lotion +10.00
Walgreens RRs (register rewards) +12.00

That makes everything free plus another $7 to spend!

The Jergens lotions and pasta are from GE .
I paid .70 for six of them !
I used (3) $3 off coupon from the 12/06 SS
I had (3).75 coupons for the Ronzoni 12/06 SS
I paid .50 for 3 !

Rebate Cash


Rebates in the mail this week:

$20 kraft rebate
$1.99 Rite aid rebate

Rebates I'm sending in

Caretakers marketplace : $4.75
McAfee Amazon rebate: $70.00
Olay rebate: $10.00

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A great trip to CVS

I haven't been too interested in CVS lately...I know I know.
I thought this week seemed like a good week to build up
some ECBs (extra care bucks). I had no ecbs to start out
with :( This is what I did:

1st: I scanned my card on the coupon printer. I got a
coupon for a B1g1 free Essence of Beauty bath product.
This worked well with my scenario because the EOB
bath products are printing out ECBs! What luck!

Here's what I got:

1 Bayer Diabetes monitor
Zantac 75
2 EOB bath products
1 Fusion shave gel

-4/20 from the Holiday book
(this prints as a ECB and does not come of your total)
-2 Zantac coupon
-B1G1 EOB coupon
-1 fusion (from recent P & G)
-14.99 Bayer Monitor (adjusted down)


That's a $12 profit....Woohoo !!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Read Hip2save for some awesome Avon deals!

Avon products make great stocking stuffers!
They have great prices for anyones budget :)
Why not take a look for yourself.....

Go to my Avon link here
Free shipping codes:
SPREE2009 with any $5 purchase

Thought this was a fun article ....25 different ways to use
Avon bubble bath to clean your house......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Some ideas for Homemade Christmas gifts.
Thanks http://www.tipnut.com/
for all these great ideas and links!



http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-make-soap-in-your-crockpot.html Great for gifts!


http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/appetizers-snacks/sweet-snacks/holiday-pretzel-treats-685006/ Yum!


http://tipnut.com/wrap-up/ Lots of cute ideas!

Martha Stewart has lots and lots of ideas on her website too!

Freezer Cooking

Moneysavingmom is freezer cooking again!
She has alot of great recipes. I like the goodies
she is making for Christmas gifts. I wouldn't
mind receiving some of these myself:)

I Really wish I had the energy and freezer space to do this.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009



I am very excited to let you know I am now selling Avon.
I will also keep you posted of any good deals I see or can
offer. Hopefully I can offer a few give aways!

You can order or browse my Avon site here

Get free shipping on your $10+ order use code AVONFS at checkout.
Exp 12/03

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bakery thrift stores

Whats your opinion on the bakery thrift store? I'm not 100% sold yet.
I have gotten bread that molded quickly! GROSS! This however has not stopped me from going. I make it a habit of looking at the expiration date now. I won't make a special trip but if its on the way I'll stop.
.......Just a note.........
My mom freezes her bread and takes slices out as needed.
I have been thawing out the entire loaf. This may be why
mine has not stayed fresh. We'll see I will try this next time.


Have you heard of Swagbucks? Use Swagbucks as your search
engine and you can win "Swagbucks". These can be redeemed
for prizes in the Swagstore. You can also earn Swagbucks by
shopping through their site and referring friends . 45 Swagbucks
can be redeemed for a $5.00 Amazon gift card to give you an idea .
I am going to use mine for Christmas gifts =)

I usually win $1-$2 daily. Not bad. That could be a $5 card every
month if a search daily. Here is a link to sign up.

This is my referral link. Thanks


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stocking the freezer with meals

I love the idea of setting a day aside to cook.
Preparing meals in advance is definitely a way
to save money. You are more likely to use what
you have on hand when its already prepared
and ready to eat.

Read here to find out how Moneysavingmom does it!
She is amazing!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Weekly Shopping

6 Keebler cookies
1 mascara
2 boxes popcorn
$3.24 after coupons

Giant Eagle:
1 dozen eggs
2 BC cookie mixes
1 cookie sheet
1 Velveeta cheese
1 tea
1 fry magic
1 chocolate milk
$3.34 after coupons

Bath and Body:
1 Wexler facial cleanser
$6 after $10 coupon ,pd with giftcard

Free panties with coupon

Total out of pocket for all this was less
than $7 !

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Giant Eagle's Great Deals


I wish I took a picture but it was late!

24 cans of Swanson broth
18 cans Campbell's cream soups
8 BC cookie pouches
2 baking sheets
8 cans Campbell's Select soup
1 bag instant potatoes
3 boxes Fruit Loops
2 boxes Poptarts
1 gallon milk
1 bag Halls cough drops
2 Starkist tuna pouches
$26.oo after coupons, earned $6 cat.

Like spending $20 !!!!!
This is really a great stockpiling opportunity.
There is still today (wed) to grab these great

Halloween is approaching !

Happy Halloween
Here's how to make great
use of your pumpkins:

Ways I'm earning money

2 Glade rebates ...........$10
Fuel for school rebate $10
Staples rewards.......... $30 store credit
Sendearnings ............. $30
Inboxdollars ...............$30

I feel like I've been waiting forever for the
Kelloggs rebate !

My hubby has been selling firewood :
$90 so far :)

He also sold a workbench for $60.
He pd. $20 .

Good job honey!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This Week's Goods

Giant Eagle
Trip 1:

15 Powerades
1 Snuggle
1 box Cheez-its
2 bottles hot sauce
Ideal sweetener
Taco kit
5 instant potato pouches
3 loaves bread
cough drops
2 Keebler cookies
3pk Ch. milk
2 bags flour tortillas
3 Grands biscuits
1 frozen cookie dough
2 taco seasonings
1 box GG frozen veggies
1 pk Hefty plates
1 Snow White dvd
$24.00 after coupons

Will get a $5 rebate for the Hefty/Snow White combo.
Also earned a $6 off of a $25 gift card. I paid for this on
my GE gift card so $0 oop. ***Sale ended Wed***

Trip 2:
3 Purex (9 load)
2 Ice Teas
4 boxes cake mix
2 boxes cereal
2 boxes cereal bars
1 cookie sheet
1 Dannons crush cups (4pk)
3 instant potatoes
1 treat bag
$13 after coupons
Paid for this on the GE gift card so $0 oop.
The treat bag was free and so was the cookie
sheet for buying participating items. I bought
4 BC cake mixes for $4 which earned me the free
cookie sheet and also a catalina printed for free
eggs. Not a bad deal !

Target :

2 Fusion razors
2 All travel size
1 glade soy candle
2 Popsecret 3 pks
1 body wash
$8 after coupons

The cashier argued with me a little about the ALL
coupons. First she said I didn't purchase it and then
she asked how much they were. She was trying to
insinuate that I was trying to get overage. The coupon
was for $1 off and the travel size was $1.04. The coupon
said ANY size. I didn't say anything other than the price.
I was going to tell I didn't want them but she went ahead
and put it through. She was very annoyed and gave me
an attitude though. Sheesh!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Extra money this month


$5 Glade rebate
$5 Hefty/snow white rebate
$20 Rite Aid rebate
$20 gift of savings rebate

$30 Sendearnings
$30 Inboxdollars


$30 ink recycle program

$10 backpack rebate





Remember to check your receipts!

I know I've said this before but .....
Please , please check your receipts. I'm
not always good at this but I DO catch
things when I'm paying attention.

Just today I was at the store and my bill seemed
a little high to me. It took a minute to find out
why . Two of the things I bought rang at full price
when they were clearanced. I went back and got over
$7 back! Thats alot.

***Try to keep a running total in your head so
you will notice when things like this happen***

Friday, October 2, 2009

Frugal Reads


Good frugal reads:


*** some ideas are just plain funny******


I want to try this one,


Thanks Wisebread


Thanks budgetsavingmom


There are alot of great rebates out there!

I am sending in for a free movie ticket
for buying Spot Shot (pd. about $1 )
Go here to find out more.


I am also sending in 2 SC Johnson rebates.
You can send in up to 3!
Go here to find out more.
I pd. less than $3 and will get back $10:)

Thanks hip2save !!!

Target has glade glass candle holders on
sale for $1.50 paired with $1.50Q = FREE
Remember to buy 3!

I bought the Spot Shot at Kmart. $4.13
$1 coupon dbled = -2
$1 discover coupon (did not dbl !) -1
pd. about $1.13 for a movie ticket...Not bad :)

Requested my rebate check from Rite Aid : $19
Plus earned a $20 Fall Savings gift certificate!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Garage Sale Finds

Lots of great finds!!!

The card box is brand new and has
24 all occasion cards..........$2
3 b-day cards ........................30
Rooster picture holder ............50
3 baskets...........................$1
2 cookbooks ......................$2

Total spent........................$4.80

Gift Card Update


Giant Eagle: ...................$35
Borders: ........................ $25
TJ Maxx:....................... $25
Carabba's: .................... $50
Bath and Body:............. $80
Kohls:........................... $20
Blockbuster:................. $0 Gone

Also have :

Staples rewards:........... $9
Kohl's cash:.................... $0 Gone
CVS ecb: .........................$10

Kohl's Bargains

Bought Christmas presents (can't tell you)
gift .........................$25
3 clearanced tanks ..$10
Subtotal: ................$57.37
30% off coupon + $20 Kohl's cash + gift card ($25)
TOTAL: $3 on Kohl's charge..... saved $93.82!

Soooo.........Paid about $110 oop for the transaction
above and below. Savings of almost $300.00!!!!!!!

I have to write about the great deals my husband
found at Kohl's last week. I have to really credit
him for a job well done! ...golf clap here.......

Sorry no picture :(
He had a 15% off coupon that he used.
Heres what he got:

7 boy's long sleeve shirts
2 boy's shorts
1 boy's jeans
1 pair boy's pants
1 boy's button down shirt
1 men's Cleveland Indians Nike jersey
TOTAL: $106.16 saved: 203.53

Earned $20 Kohl's cash !

SOOO....like paying $86.00

Just for fun

I thought it would be fun to keep a tab on money
that I find. Meaning, change I find on the ground,
in an old coat, etc.

Todays Total:

00.1 + 1.86 = 1.87
I'll post when I find something.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gift Cards

I have gotten a few gift cards
lately. I got a few for my b-day,
through my points and bank rewards.
I plan on using them wisely and
stretch them far. This is what I

Giant Eagle: ...................$89
Borders: ........................ $25
TJ Maxx:....................... $25
Carabba's: .................... $50
Bath and Body:............. $91
Kohls:........................... $25
Blockbuster:................. $10......
........I never used my $10 GC
I have to call customer service!

Also have :

Staples rewards:........... $9
Kohl's cash:.................... $20
CVS ecb: .........................$17

Not bad huh?
I will keep track of what I use the GC
for to see how long I can make them last :)

Bath and Body GC: -$15.00 ......... $80 left
I did this here online yesterday . Spent

Got 1 pocket bac hand gel
and 1 moisturizing soap.

Had a $10 Wexler coupon.
Bought eye creme ......$11 on GC
after coupon.

Giant Eagle Gift Card


My husband won $100 Giant Eagle gift card from
a work function. I am sooooo excited!!!!
I want to see how far I can take this gift card.
I plan on having it last for quite awhile :)
We'll see.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Savincravin is 1 !

I have been blogging for 1 year now!
My first post from last year is below.
I wanted to send out a warm welcome
again and hope for a continued following.

Hello, this is my first post.
Welcome everyone!!!!!
I'm working hard to get my webpage up.
Hopefully soon:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Here and There and Everywhere !

Just a quick recap:

Top 2 rows : Giant Eagle
3rd row top left: Target
3rd row top right: Walgreens
4th row from top: CVS
Bottom row: Rite Aid

Spent about $24 will get $15 back in rebates
from Rite Aid and have earned enough for a
$5 gift card from the Gift of Savings offer.
for the Gift of Savings .

Like spending $4 for all this!!!!

In The Mail

magazines.....I have many more than in pic.
1 chapstick
1 lipgloss
sample of cereal with 2 $1 coupons inside.
something from vocalpoint....need to look at it yet.
I'm excited about the chapstick and lipgloss both
are full size!

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Friday Deals

Blockbuster Video:

3 boxes microwave popcorn
1 bag cotton candy
.98 after $10 gift card

Had 2 giftcards from an online offer for total of $20.

I was told the one gift card had a $0 balance on it!

I don't know how or why this happened?????

I was so annoyed I just blew the $10 on junk.

There is not a BB close to my house so I wanted to

use it up.


1 ink cartridge


Will get $3 at Staples for the ink.

Dollar General :

2 20oz Dr. Peppers
1 bag potatoes
1 bag bananas
1 dozen eggs
$4.25 after coupons


3 cans tuna
1 pack gum
2 Bigroll tp
$3.47 after coupons


1 Glade candle tin
1 glade candle refill
4 Ramen noodles
1 Wet ones wipes
1 Italian bread
1 Glade soy candle
.17 after coupons!

Will get a $1 rebate for the wipes

and $14.50 towards the gift of savings card:)

Garage Sale :

Rubiks cube

***Paid about $10.00 for all this . ***
Will get $3 for ink and $1 for wipes.
Like getting all this for $6 !!!!

Walmart Trip


1 huggies refill

2 Healthy Choice frozen dinners

2 Healthy Choice fresh mixers

1 bag shrimp

2 10oz Sarah Lee lunchmeat containers

2 bags seasoned rice

Weber seasoning


$ 14.39 after $15.75 in coupons !

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great Giant Eagle Trip

3 boxes of cereal
2 gallons ice tea
2 Welch's juice
1 refried beans
8 taco seasonings
1 box sweetener
2 dressings
1 taco kit
1 Mentos gum
1 tub butter
$6.75 oop after coupons
Received $3 oyno coupon

Like getting all this for less than $4!
Saved 87%

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Extra Money Update

Here are a few ways I'm getting a little extra money :
- CVS survey................................$5
- sold magazines to 1/2 books ......$6
- mypoints ...................................$25 Kohls gift card received
- bank points ...............................$15 Staples card received
- beer rebate ...............................$10 received
- coke rewards ............................$5 subway gift card received
- coke rewards ............................$5 Walgreens photo gift card received
- ink cartridges ...........................$6

Every bit helps!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Giant Eagle today

2 Ajax
2 tea
2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch
4 Juicy Juice
1 Wonder bread
$ 9.50 after coupons
Received $1 OYNO coupon

The Juicy Juice was on clearance for $1 ! I noticed a
coupon printed out for the juicy juice and used it right
away. I also recieved a $1 OYNO coupon. I'm not sure
how many you have to purchase to get the $1 . It was
a nice bonus ! We go through alot of juice boxes :)

In the mail

Heres what was in my mail today. It was a good day...no bills :)

Sample cereal
$4/20 CVS coupon
Sample of Gain & $1 coupon
Walgreen $5 giftcard
free Powerade coupon

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Sent away for:

Fuel for school rebate...................$10 +coupons
Blue bunny Aspen rebate.............$3.XX received

Extra money update

Here are a few ways I'm getting a little extra money :
- CVS survey................................$5
- sold magazines to 1/2 books ......$6
- mypoints ...................................$25 Kohls gift card
- bank points ...............................$15 Staples card
- beer rebate ...............................$10
- coke rewards ............................$5 subway gift card
- coke rewards ............................$5 Walgreens photo gift card
- bigcrumbs ................................$19.95
- ink cartridges ...........................$6

Every bit helps!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fuel for school done right this time!

I thought I'd try to do the Fuel for School rebate again.
I had $7.50 on my Target gift card from my foiled trip

Sorry my picture didn't turn out!

4 boxes Rice Kripies cereal
1 box Rice Krispies snacks
5 boxes Pop-Tarts
2 Hefty ziplock bags
$3.75 after coupons and $7.50 GC

10 Kellogg's participating items = $10 rebate

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lots of good deals at Target


Trip #1
6 Special K bars
1 Special K cereal
1 Special K crackers
2 poptarts
4 candy bars
1 Mascara
1 gallon milk
$21.00 Received $10 gift card

Trip #2
5 Edy's ice cream
$0 after coupons and gift card from above.
Received $5 gift card

Giant Eagle:

2 24/pk Pepsi
2 Swiss tea
$1.77 After coupons and $5 0yno coupon

Spent $22.75 and have 7.50 left on my gift card.
Like getting all this for $15 (saved $60)

***** Just a note********
Ughhhh .....I was trying to do the fuel for school rebate.
Buy 10 Kellogg products and get a $10 rebate. If I would have
done this correctly I would have only spent $1 on my Target
purchases after the rebate and gift cards. I thought the rebate
was ANY Kellogg products.The crackers are not a participating item!
After rethinking this I could have bought two more of the bars
and gotten another $5 gift card . In the end I would have had
another $5 gift card and the rebate!!!! Ughhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Saving alot at Staples


Here's what I got at Staples today. I had to alter my plan alittle.
The wipes were $5 each and I just couldn't pay that for them!
I like what I ended up with better anyways.

My original plan here.

1 ink cartridge
2 pink erasers
1 elmers glue
2 folders
4 packs of paper
2 24pks bottled water
1 protractor
1 pk markers

*used 10/30 Office Max coupon
+ $30 Staples rewards

Got $40s worth of stuff for $2.85 !

Earning extra money


Here are a few ways I'm getting a little extra money :

- sold magazines to 1/2 books ......$6
- mypoints ...................................$25 Kohls gift card
- bank points ...............................$15 Staples card
- beer rebate ...............................$10
- coke rewards ............................$5 subway gift card
- coke rewards ............................$5 Walgreens photo gift card
- bigcrumbs ................................$19.95
- ink cartridges ...........................$6

Every bit helps!

No coupons Sunday

There will be no coupon inserts in Sunday's paper due
to Labor day :(

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Staples Rewards


I just found a pack of 2 printer cartridges at Goodwill.
I paid $3 and will get a $6 from Staples for recycling them.
I like finding them at garage sales too. I paid .25 once:)
I love Staples rewards and recycling program! I just got $30
from the program. You do have to spend it at Staples.

This is what I like buying:
Ink cartridges
bottled water
school supplies
tracfone minutes
gift cards

Also Staples accepts competitors coupons. I have a $10/30 from
OfficeMax. I will use this and my $30 rewards to get $40 worth
of stuff free....woohoo!!!!!

Heres my plan:
1 ink cartridge $22.50
2 pks loose leaf paper $ 4.00
1 protractor $ 2.00
2 cans Lysol wipes $ 8.00
1 10pk of markers $ 3.00
+ filler .50
Total: $ 40.00
-10.00 coupon
$30.00 use $30 rewards
pay $0

This is if all goes perfectly .

Just a note: In the pack of ink I bought at Goodwill was a receipt
from Staples for the 2 cartridges. They were purchased
in 2002 for $57 !!!! Yikes !

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kmart Double Coupons

1 cranberry juice
1 hot sauce
2 boxes poptarts
1 jar pickles
5 blocks of cheese
$6.xx after dbl coupons
The cheese was a good deal at $1each.
Giant Eagle
5 Capri sun
$10.00 Got $5 OYNO
1 reed diffuser
2 dr.pepper
$3 after coupons Earned $6.99 Ecb
Dollar General
1 loaf bread
Had to buy the bread for lunches. Last minute run!
Total OOP : $21
Received: $5 oyno coupon and a $6.99 Ecb
Like getting everything for $9!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Target Trip

5 glade tin candles
5 True Delights
Bounce dryer bar
1 shirts
1 dress
2 leggings
1 t-shirt
$30.00 after coupons
Giant Eagle
2 Swiss tea
$1.00 after coupons
sour gummies (filler)
$1.00 after $1 RR

$32 for all this !

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sephora Birthday gift

I signed up for the Sephora insider awhile back. They always send
a coupon for a free birthday gift.

Here is what I got:

A girl can't have to much lipgloss...Lol

Walgreens Trip


4 Starbucks coffee
4 easy mac
1 huggies wipes
2 snicker bars
1 softsoap gel
4 aluminum foil
1 Conair brush
1 box chicken poppers
1 glade candle
B4 coupons $29.xx
After $ 15.98


$1 RR for the easy mac
$4 RR for the softsoap
$2 RR for the hair brush
$5 RR for spending over $25

Like paying $4 For all this!

Get a $5 RR when you spend $25 + at Walgreens
until Sat .