Saturday, November 1, 2008


So I went early this morning to CVS because I want to take advantage of the Coke deal 4/$12 and needed to get some more ECB. I used the $5/$30 I got emailed to me and purchased a couple Breeze2 Monitors and a Nova monitor and several other things producing Nov. ECB. It has been tough keeping up with all the deals so this week will be a bit blurry.
I went to CVS again this evening at 6pm when the registers turn over to Sunday's sales and can you believe they didn't have any Crest ProHealth! Completely messed me up so I won't go into the transaction I did but will post under November CVS totals shortly.
ECB's I have to work with for tomorrow morning at a different CVS are $25.47.
I also returned 2 Colgate toothpaste from this morning because I didn't read the fine print and needed to spend $10, I really didn't need that much kids toothpaste! Weird thing the cashier said she had to keep my reciept, so I am trying to remember what the totals were. Anyway...I will post my scenarios shortly for the morning.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Month in Review

Each Month you can check out my monthly spending progress to the right of the screen.

For the month of October my goal was to stay under $300.00 for groceries(food only). This was the first month I put us on a budget. I spent $299.95 and saved $299.12. I am going to keep my spending limit of $300 for the month of November and try harder to save more.

For the month of October I spent $37.54 at CVS which was $98.01 less than September. I saved $715.06 which was $211.37 more than September.

Overall we have a great stockpile of pretty much everything and I am happy with that.

With the Holidays coming up I have a few family gifts to buy so I will put us on a $100 budget. I am banking on awesome Black Friday Deals to make that happen. I will keep track of this to the right of the screen.

$5 for a Dozen Donuts

Valid Sundays and Mondays in November get a dozen donuts for just $5 plus tax!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

11/2 Coupon Preview

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Keep in mind coupons vary by region.

Argo Product, any .55
Bausch & Lomb ReNu MultiPlus Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz.+ $2
Bic Soleil System Razor, any $3
Bic Soleil System Refills, any 4 or 8 pk. $3
Birds Eye Steamfresh Meals for Two, any $1.50
Birds Eye Vegetables, any except Steamfresh .35
Boost Glucose Control Nutritional Drink, any multipack $1
Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle or Tomato soups, any .40/4
Egglands Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs .50
Egglands Best Eggs .35
Egglands Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs .35
8th Continent Soymilk Complete Product, 64 oz. $1 DND
8th Continent Soymilk Product, 64 oz. $1 DND
Ensure, any variety 6-pk $1
Fleischmanns Strip or Jar, any .40
Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash 1000 $1
General Mills Cereal, any $1 on 3
Glade Aerosol Spray, any $1 on 2
Glade 4-oz. Jar Candle or 2 in 1 Candle $1.50 on 2 ach
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Holden FREE up to $8.99 wyb PlugIns Scented Oil Refill
Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder B1G1F up to $7.99
Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Pack, any B2G1F up to $3.49
Glade Wisp Flameless Candle Refill, any $1
Glade Wisp Flameless Candle Starter Kit, any $3
Gold Bond Ultimate Healing or Softening Lotion, any except 1 oz. trial size $1
Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring or Soothing Lotion, any $2
Green Giant Just for One Vegetables, any .50
Karo Product, any 16 oz.+ .40
Kleenex Facial Tissues, any .50/3 or one bundle pack
Kraft Singles, 12 oz.+ .50
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Pourable, any .50
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger or Lysol Plus Bleach, any .50
Nestle Toll House Morsels .75
Nutra Trim Gum $1 on 2 packs
Nutra Trim Gum, multipack $1
Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites, any .75
Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy, 3 oz. bag B2G1F DND
Schiff Move Free, any 80 ct.+ $5
Spam, any 12 oz. variety .40
Spam Single, any .25
Springer Mountain Farms Fresh Chicken, any $1
T. G. I. Fridays Loaded Frozen Snacks, any $1.50 DND
Tena Pads/Overnight Economy Pack, any $1.50
Tena Underwear, any $2
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit, any $1
WellPatch product, any $1
Wet Ones Wipes, 40 ct.+ canister or one box of Singles .75 DND
Whitmans Sugar Free Candy, 3 oz. bag B1G1F DND
Whitmans Sugar Free Sampler Box, 10 or 14 oz. $2 DND )
Wonderful Pistachios, 10 oz.+ $1 on 2 bags
Woolite Heavy Traffic $1
Woolite Rug Stick $3
Yoplait Yogurt Cups or Original or Light Smoothie, any .40/6
Zicam Product, ay $1
Ziploc Bags, any $1 on 2
Ziploc Containers, any $1.50 on 2
Charmin Ultra Soft Bath Tissue $1
Charmin Ultra Strong Bath Tissue $1
Advil Cold & Sinus, Allergy Sinus or Childrens Cold $1
Advil PM, any 16 ct.+ $1
Brawny Paper Towels, 2-Roll+ .75
Bridgford Frozen Rolls, Bread Dough, or New Monkey Bread, any .50
Carnation Evaporated milk, any 12 oz. .50/2
Dimetapp Childrens Product, any $1
Dove Face Care Product, any $1
Dove SkinVitalizer, any $3.50
Eucerin Plus Smoothing Essentials Body Lotion, 16.9 oz. $1
ICaps Eye Vitamin and Mineral Supplement, any $2
Johnsons Baby Product, any except trial size $1
Joint Juice Product, any $1
Keebler Crackers, any 8 oz.+ $1 on 2
LOreal Lipcolour, any $1
LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any $1
LOreal Preference or Dream Blonde, any $1
McCormick Gravy, any .25/2
McCormick Spice or Extract, any .25
Natures Bounty Vitamins or Supplements, any $1
Nescafe Tasters Choice any 5.3 oz.+ $1
Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer, any .50
Nestle Coffee-Mate Powder Creamer, any .50
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix Product, any $1 on 2
Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, any $1.50 on 2
Opti-Free Express Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution, 12 oz.+ $3.50
Purina Mighty Dog Canned Dog Food FREE up to .99, any
Purina Mighty Dog Premium Entrees Dog Food Pouches, any variety pack $1
Robitussin Product, any $1
SlimShots Liquid Appetite Controller, any $3
Smart Balance Buttery Spread, any $1 on 2
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or Pan Spray, any $1
Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend, any $1
Smart Balance Peanut Butter, any $1
Smart Balance Popcorn, any $1 on 2
Splenda Product, any .55
Splenda Product, any $1.50 on 2
Stouffers Single-Serve Entrees, any $1 on 3
FORM Suave Kids/Shrek the Halls $5 Rebate Offer (mail-in)
Systane Lubricant Eye Drop, any $2
Bounce, any size .25 (11-30-08)
Bounty Extra Soft Paper Towels, any .25
Bounty Paper Towel, any size .25
Cascade Complete Gel, Powder or ActionPacs, any size $1
Cascade Powder, Gel or 2-in-1 ActionPacs, any size .25
Charmin, any size .25
Clairol Perfect 10, Nice n Easy, Natural Instincts or Hydrience Hair Color Product, any $2
Cover Girl Product, any $1
Crest MultiCare, Whitening, Vivid White, etc. Toothpaste, any 4.2 oz.+ $1 on 2
Crest MultiCare, Whitening, Vivid White, etc. Toothpaste, any 4.2 oz.+ .75
Crest Rinse, any 946 mL+ .75
Crest Whitestrips Classic, any $3
Crest Whitestrips Premium, ProEffects, Daily Whitening Multicare, etc. $5
Dawn, any size .25
Dawn Direct Foam or Dawn Simple Pleasures, any size, .50
Downy Liquid Fabric Softener , any size .25
Dunkin Donuts Coffee, 11 oz.+ $2/2
Febreze Air Effects, any $1
Febreze Candle, any $1
Febreze Fabric Refresher, any size .50
Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator Product $1 on 2
Febreze pet Odor Eliminator Product $2 on 3
Folgers Flavors Product, any .50
Folgers Instant Coffee, any 2 oz.+ .50
Folgers Product, any 7 oz.+ .25
Gillette Series Shave Gel or Foam, 7 or 9 oz. or Mach3 Shave Gel, any .55
Head & Shoulders, any 23 oz.+ $3 on 2
Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, any except trial size $1
Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Product, any except trial size $2/2
Iams Dry Dog or Cat Food, any size $1
Iams Smart Puppy or Kitten Food, any size $5
Ivory Body Wash or Bar Bundle .25
Mach3 Disposable, Sensor 3, or Custom Plus, any 3, 4 or 8 ct. $2
Metamucil Powder or Capsule or Fibersure Product, any .50
Olay Bar Pack, Body Wash or In- Shower Body Lotion, any $2
Olay Definity Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, any $3
Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, any $1
Olay Quench Hand & Body Lotion or Mousse, any except 30 mL $1
Olay Quench Hand & Body Lotion or Mousse, any except 30 mL $3 on 2
Olay Ribbons Body Wash or Botanical Fusion Body Wash, any $1
Old Spice Deodorant, Body Wash, or Pro Strength Product, 1.7 oz.+ $1 on 2
Old Spice Fragrance Gift Set, any $1
Oral-B Advantage Floss Picks, any $1
Oral-B CrossAction Power or Power Whitening Brush or Refill B1G1F
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage Toothbrush $1/1 or two Indicator Manual
Oral-B Stages or Zooth Power Toothbrush, any $1
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, any 25.4 oz,.+ $1
Pepto-Bismol Product, any $1 on 2
Prilosec OTC Product, any size $1
Prilosec OTC Product, any size $3
Puffs, any size .25
Scope Mouthwash, any 946 mL+ .75
Secret Product, any except trial size $1 on 2
Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit, any $1
Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit $3
Tag Body Spray or Invisible Solid, any $1
ThermaCare, any except trial size .55
Tide Detergent, any size .50
Vicks Early Defense, any .55
Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care, any .55
Vicks NyQuil or Day Quil, any $1
Vicks VapoRub, Baby Rub, Casero, Sinex, Vapor Inhaler, or Cough Drops, etc., any .55
Zest Body Wash or Bar Bundle .35

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My First Giveaway!

Cloth Sandwich/Snack bag from

To enter you can either comment stating you follow my blog or leave a tip on how you help keep your child's lunch waste free. Winner will be selected by on November 3. Participants must enter by November 2. Please leave a way to contact you if you don't currently have a blog. For those of you who have entered and don't leave contact info be sure to check back on November 3rd!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CVS Trip

Everything went as planned although I went to the 24 hour CVS and they had no razors and the guy working said when he got there at 10pm they were gone, so I clarified with him that the sale for Sunday starts at 6pm on Saturday but be careful because things have known not to produce ECB's until later in the evening. So off to the other CVS that opened at 8am. The Manager was pulling up as I did and I asked her is she could please check to see if they were in stock, she was very nice about it and went in and came back out a couple minutes later with a YES!

I took a picture but the memory card wasn't in it and I already put everything away :(

I left with 20 ECB's and blew the ECB's Chris had on his card and got some stuff. I paid $5.55 out of pocket and saved over $150!

And I did found out that the Nova Glucose Monitor is a limit of 3!