Monday, March 31, 2008

Great Weekend!

I had a great weekend and Monday with my shopping! I went out Saturday with a friend so I could try to teach her how to be a better shopper. :o)
1st we went to CVS where I got the following
Nilla Wafers and Oreos on sale $2/5
Cottonelle toilet paper for $5.99
Playskool Wipes for $7.49
Johnson & Johnson soap for .99.

After my coupons and EBC - I paid .30 out of my pocket and then I got back $5 EBC.

We then went to another CVS and they finally had their toothbrushes in that was $4.99 and you get $4.99 EBC making it free! So I picked up 2 of those and paid .12 out of my pocket. Then got $9.98 EBC.

Then we went to Publix because I had BJ Coupons that were expiring that day. I had gotten a cart full of stuff but I'm not going to list what I got. But I paid $13.63 out of my pocket. Then as I was walking out, I forgot to give the cashier one of my coupons and 2 of the items I got rang up wrong. So I went to customer service and they gave me back $9.46 so I end up walking out with a cart full of stuff for only $4.17. Not Bad! Before the refund, It said I saved 81.06, so its even more after the refund.

Yesterday I went to Kroger because they were having an AWESOME sale. Where you buy 10 items for various prices, then you get $5 off your order. Well I had used up a lot of my crescent coupons and cinnamon roll coupons, and ended up getting most of it for free! I walked out paying 50 dollars out of my pocket which isn't bad for all the stuff I got. I must say it was a different feeling than the day before at Publix. I don't think anything would beat that deal right now!

Now, today I went to CVS and Target and Ingles before I had to pick up Kayla.

CVS - in 3 separate orders.

Order #1
2 Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner - $4.29 each
1 Garnier hair color for $7.99
2 packs of Trident gum for $1.19
After my coupons and EBC - I paid .25 out of my own pocket.
Then I got back $5 EBC

Order #2
2 dish soaps -.99
1 fantastik spray - $2.99
2 scrubbing bubbles - $2.99 each
1 shout spray - $2.99
1 Windex cleaner - $2.99
1 Cascade dish detergent - $5.49 (I needed some, not part of the EBC)
After my coupons and EBC - I paid .57 out of my pocket. I got back $5 EBC.

Order #3
2 Maybelline Mineral Makeup - $7.99 each
After coupons and EBC - I paid $1.33 out of my pocket. I got back $5 EBC.

After CVS, I went to Target and they had their Easter stuff on clearance for 90% off.
I got all of the following for $10.03. I'm saving some for stocking stuffers or birthday gifts.

On the way to pick up Kayla, I stopped by Ingles because I had a raincheck that was expiring soon. I got 12 bags of Birdeye Steamfresh B1G1F and had $1/2 coupon and 2 loafs of bread. I paid $8.72.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

This week

There usually isn't much good deals the week after a holiday. So I haven't gone anywhere this week. So that's why there is no good deals or bargains posted.

On a side note - I did win a free loaf of bread! WOOHOO!
Here's the link if anybody wants to play

Monday, March 24, 2008


I went by Publix today and got the following:

4 totinos pizza $4/5.00
4 bags of goodlife cat food $3.49 each

I used a $5 off coupon when I bought 3 GM products and 4 $3 off coupon for the goodlife cat food.

My total out of pocket cost was $3.04. Not bad!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I hope everybody had an Happy Easter. We had a good day and the easter bunny was good to us. We got the kids their baskets and then just played with their new stuff. Everybody came over to my house for Easter Lunch and it was YUMMY!! :)
I hope everybody had a great day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


4 cans of Glade air freshener
1 flameless candle
1 venus embrace razor
1 ladyspeed stick
1 contour meter tester.

total cost of my pocket - .66 cents

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bargin of the day

I went by CVS today and got GREAT deals!!!

3 packages of playskool wipes - $7.49 - Had $1 off coupon for each
2 packages of plastic eggs - $ .99 each - Got .99 cent back in EBC
2 boxes of Pot of Gold Chocolates - $4.99 each - got $4.99 EBC back for each one
4 bottles of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner $4.99 B1G1F - Had $3/2 coupons
2 Big bottles of Garnier Shampoo and Conditioner - $6.99 Each - had $1 off coupon.
1 package of Dove Skin Vitalizer - $9.99 - Had $3.50 off coupon
1 maybelline Lipstick - $8.99 - Got $8.99 EBC back
2 Maybelline lipstick - $5.99 each - Had $2 off coupon for each.
2 packages of Contour Blood Meter Tester - $30 each - Had $30 off coupon for each
3 packs of speedstick .99 cent - got .99 cent EBC - used $1 off coupon for each.
2 bottles of Listerine Smart Rinse for kids - $2.99 each, got $2.99 EBC back
2 bags of jellybeans - .99 cent each - got .99 EBC for each.
10 bags of Russell Stover Candies $3.29 each - had a B1G1F coupon and then you got $3 EBC when you bought 2.

So total after coupons, CVS coupons, and EBC - My total out of pocket was $5.73
And I got $41.96 EBC to use towards my next purchase.

I also went by publix to get the weekly deals. I got a bunch of stuff for $42.XX and I saved $135.xx. So I saved about 75% off my bill. WOOHOO!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


We had a major storm hit us last night and today. Luckily that we are all okay with no damage around us. Atlanta is another story though. Here are pictures from the storm last night.
I hope everybody is okay and safe.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I had to go to town to run some errands before taking Kayla to the Doctor. She has an ear infection. :o(
I stopped by kroger to snatch up some more good deals they are having this week with GM products.

2 boxes of Caribou Coffee Bars
1 box of the varity pack Cereal and Milk bars
1 box of curves bar

Total was $10 + tax.
It takes off $5 when you buy 4 GM products.

I had 4 - .50c coupons so doubled thats - $4
My final total out of pocket was $1.24 (tax included)

Not a bad deal!! Too bad I'm out of those coupons!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I won!

I won a GC for a BlockBuster Movie or Game rental. You can play everyday. Click Here to try your luck!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Still Sick...

I'm still sick today but life goes on, no rest for this mom. A friend of mine took Kayla to school and is going to bring her back home for me. I appreciate that so I don't have to worry about getting ready and going out. I spent the morning cleaning up some. I'll finish up tomorrow and friday.
I was looking at the Publix ad for this week and they are having some awesome deals!! I can't wait to go in there and get these great bargains! I got my coupons all ready to go. I'll probably end up going on sunday, but it will all depend on what my mom wants to do this weekend.

A contest for Philly Soft Breakfast. You can play everyday till March 20th. I haven't won yet. It includes a basket, 2 coffee mugs, 2 spreaders, and coupons for free bagels and cream cheese.

Philly Contest

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Today I woke up feeling like utter crap! My throat is hurting me, my nose is runny, coughing. I caught what my kids had. I can't afford to be sick!!! But while I drop Kayla off at school today, I ran by CVS.

2 bottles of Xtra liquid detergent on sale $1.99 each (I had $1 off 2 bottles coupon)
5 packets of be fine masks for $1.99 each
Total was 13.93 before Coupons and Extra Bucks
Out of Pocket Cost was $3.21
And I got $15 in Extra Bucks plus 2 other $ off coupons printed at the end of my receipt.

Now, I'm off to take a short nap while the kids are napping. I'm hoping I feel better soon since I need to clean house before my mom comes into town this weekend.

Monday, March 10, 2008

My day

My day was a little hectic. I woke up about 6 this morning and fell back to sleep and I end up oversleeping and didn't get up till 815. I'm usually out the door about 830 to take Kayla to school. I had to go to an WIC appt and then I stopped by Kroger. I got the following...

4 boxes of GM cereal
2 boxes of fruit gushers
2 boxes of cereal and milk bars
and a bottle of children's cough/cold med.

I spent $9.31 after coupons and savings.

I came home and had lunch and then I had to go back out for my daughter's dentist appt. While I was out, I stopped by Publix on the way home and got the following...

8 - 12 packs of pepsi products
2 covergirl mascara
2 covergirl nail polish
1 publix brand oatmeal
2 packs of M&M's

Spent $13.96 and saved $40.60

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Publix deals

Every Sunday I go out and do my bargain shopping while my husband stays home with the kids. That way I can take my time and don't have to be rushed or worried about the kids.

I just discovered that my Publix takes competitors coupons. Which is GREAT! I walked out with...

9 - 12 packs of pepsi product - on sale 4/$10
5 - boxes of hamburger helper
2 - boxes of taco dinner kits
1 - publix bleach
2 - Jars of Ragu

I used 8 - $1 off pepsi products printable from Target
1 - free coupon for diet mt dew when you buy 4 mt dew products. (this was a peelie at publix)
a .50 cent off 2, and .75 cents off 3 boxes of hamburger helper
Publix bleach was a penny item this week so It only cost me a penny for it.

I spent 20.44 and saved 41.40

Thursday, March 6, 2008

First post

I'm doing this blog to talk about my life as a stay at home mom of 2 young kids. I love to talk about my kids, I love shopping, especially getting good deals. I'm a bargain hunter and stretch my budget a LONG ways. I'm hoping people can get some ideas and tips from me and my ramblings.