Monday, February 27, 2012

Mailbox Time! 2.27.12



Still available:

- Free sample of Kleenex Cool Touch tissues.  I LOVE these tissues and am amazed at how they are cold everytime.  I NEED to know how they do it!  Click on the "SHARE Send a pack. Get a pack. button to order your free sample and send one to a friend!

No longer available:

- Schick Hydro Silk razor from their Facebook page.  I'll post a review once I get a chance to use it.

If you missed out on the ones that are no longer available and want to stay in the loop, I highly recommend The Freebie Blogger.  I get most of my freebies through her links.  Sign up for the daily email and she keeps it all straight forward and simple!

Free Short Stack of Pancakes at IHOP Tuesday February 28th!


Free short stack of pankcakes at IHOP tomorrow, Tuesday February 28th.  Donations are accepted but not required.  Click the photo above for more details.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mailbox Time!: 2.25.12


No longer available:

- 12 pack of Cafe Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cups from the Green Mountain Coffee Facebook page.  These are around $8/box so this was a great find since I only use my Keurig for hot chocolate and tea.  My awesome friend Jill from Jill-ted even ordered me a second box!
 
If you missed out on the ones that are no longer available and want to stay in the loop, I highly recommend The Freebie Blogger.  I get most of my freebies through her links.  Sign up for the daily email and she keeps it all straight forward and simple!

Mailbox Time: 2.24.12


Still available:

- Rachael Ray Dog Food Sample + $1.50 coupon
   Choose one of two options: Rachael Ray Nutrish or Rachael Ray Nutrish Just 6

No longer available:

- I contacted Nivea about my new bottle of lotion with a busted cap (everytime I pump it, lotion starts coming out under the cap) so the offered to send me a new cap.  Unfortunately, they sent a regular cap not a pump one so I'll be emailing them again since the bottle I have is GIANT and I like to keep the pump handy on my desk at work.  But I did get 3 $2/1 Nivea lotion coupons with it!

 
If you missed out on the ones that are no longer available and want to stay in the loop, I highly recommend The Freebie Blogger.  I get most of my freebies through her links.  Sign up for the daily email and she keeps it all straight forward and simple!

Couponing: Drug Stores 2.19-2.25.12

Hey guys! So I've been getting really stressed about the blog and trying to figure out a way to keep it but not make myself crazy over it.  Well I figured it out!  SPREADSHEETS!  Instead of retyping all the details on each product, which takes so much more time than you'd think, I'm going to link to my spreadsheet with all the details!  I create this spreadsheet to do my shopping anyway so it's no added work for me and I suspect it will be SIGNIFICANTLY easier for you all to follow and utilize so it's best for everyone!  It'll also stop me from posting everything too late for you to use (like I am now - these sales have ended) because it won't take me as long to create the posts!  Plus I nerdily love spreadsheets like a normal person shouldn't... true story.  The only disadvantage to the spreadsheet method is I account for original prices at the sale value not the actual value.  This decreases my percentage savings since the value of the items are now based on the current sale price and not the full price. I hope you all like the new format, leave me some feedback in the comments!  Thanks!



CVS: $2 for $20 worth of items (90% savings!)


Rite Aid: $9.42 for $68.91 worth of items (87% savings!)
10 boxes of tissues not pictured.


Walgreens: $3.64 PROFIT on $51.35 worth of items (107% savings!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mailbox Time!: 2.22.12


Oooo what a fun mailbox day today.  I got my latest issue of Scrapbook etc., which was my Christmas gift from my friend Caitlyn, so I threw that in the photo :)

Still available:



No longer available:

- Coupon for a free Prevacid 24 hour 14ct - $12 value!

- Zarbee's Childrens Cough Syrup sample + $1 coupon - it arrived damaged so I went on the Facebook page to follow up and there was a post waiting for me saying they were resending new ones to EVERYONE because I guess I wasn't the only one who got a damaged one.  How nice of them to be proactive about it!  Saved me any work :)

If you missed out on the ones that are no longer available and want to stay in the loop, I highly recommend The Freebie Blogger.  I get most of my freebies through her links.  Sign up for the daily email and she keeps it all straight forward and simple!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Mailbox Time: 2.17.12

No freebies today but my application for my Irish passport arrived!  Taking advantage of this coupon to save $2 on my passport photos from CVS.

Giveaway: Frugal & Fabulous - Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!

Check out my friend's blog for a fantastic giveaway sponsored by Shabby Apple!


Giveaway: Frugal & Fabulous - Progresso "Souper" You Giveaway!

Check out my friend's blog for a fantastic giveaway sponsored by Progressive Soup!
Frugal & Fabulous: Progresso "Souper" You Giveaway!

Mailbox Time: 2.16.12

A blog that I absolutely love, Couponing to Disney, has thing thing she calls "What's in your mailbox?" and I thought it was so fun!  Now that I've been into the couponing thing for a few months I'm starting to get stuff in my mailbox at least once a week on a regular basis so I thought I'd be fun to do the same thing!  Since I don't want to steal her name too I'm just going to call it "Mailbox Time".  Feel free to comment on any great items you got in your mailbox today and use the links to order your own free products & samples. 






Still Available:
- Free Sample of Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre 

Want Mine?:
- Free Neti Pot - no longer available but I will never use it so let me know if you want mine :)

No Longer Available:
- Free Midol Carry Case

- $9.98 rebate from Staples on 2 reams of paper.  I paid $10.44 after coupons and received $1.04 in Staples rewards so this check gives me a $.58 profit!  Staples runs these rebate offers on paper allll the time so if you need paper, this is the way to buy it!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shopping Deals: Free Scarf

This is a great find from The Freebie Blogger.  Use the link on her blog to get to Sneakpeeq, then login via Facebook.  I then got an email that linked me to the free scarf for which I just had to enter my mailing address and bam, done. Only catch is you don't get to pick the style but it's completely free so no complaints here.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Couponing: Walgreens 2/12-2/18

I'M BAAACK.  I took a mental hiatus from the blog while work was crazy busy and tax season and the new school semester started back up.  Now that work has slowed down and I've settled into tax season and school I think I'm ready to start posting again.  I probably won't do catchup posts but maybe I'll post the pictures later if I decide to :)  Today was a great day to start back as I picked up some great items at Walgreens and wanted to share.  I had $60 (!) in register rewards that were expiring in the next three days so I was on a mission to spend $60 without spending too much out of pocket.  I am happy to say I succeeded and stocked up on some good stuff!

$15.93 for $120.87 worth of items! (87% savings!) 

- 2 Sundown Vitamin D3-1000 iu 100 ct: $5.99 on sale $4 - B1G1 - 2 $1/1 printable - $4 Wags MIR - 10% bonus = $2.40 PROFIT!
- Renew Life Love Your Heart 90ct: on sale $20 - $20 Wags MIR - 10% bonus rebate = $2 PROFIT!
- HeartBlu HH Veg 60ct: on sale $14 - $14 Wags MIR - 1% bonus rebate = $1.40 PROFIT!
- 1 Factor Nutrition Labs Ubiquincol Coq10 30 ct: on sale $10 - $10 Wags MIR - 10% bonus rebate = $1 PROFIT!
- 2* LySyl Cold Sore Relief .3oz: $5.99 on sale for $5 - $5 RR = FREE!
- 2 Get2BB Stylers: $5.99 on sale B1G1 - 2 $3/1 2/12 RP = FREE!
- Just or Men Hair Color: $5.99 - $5.99 MIR = FREE!
- 3 Mitchum Deoderant: $3.99 on sale $1.99 with in-ad coupon - $.75 1/8 S = $1.25 each (69% savings!)
- 2 Curel Therapy Hand & Cuticle Cream 3.5oz: $3.49 on clearance for $2.79 - B1G1 50% off $1.40 - 2 $1/1 2/5 S = $1.09 each (69% savings!)
- 2 Cottonelle 12ct bath tissue: $5 each - $1 Wags Feb coupon book - $1 1/15 S = $3 each (40% savings!)
- 3 2 Liter Coke: $1.99 on sale 3/$4 = $1.33 (33% savings!)

So it could've been hard to come up with items that left me with $60 checkout total in order to use my RR that were about to expire (this is your total after coupons so the items would have to give you a RR or MIR in order to use up my RR) and I lucked out like CRAZY with these freebie/for profit RR and Wags MIR items!  I seriously couldn't have had better timing and I couldn't have been happier.  As for the other products, those small purse size Mitchum's are on my mom's request list (I get a request list from my family members of things to look out for) and it was a great stock up price for those.  The Curel and Cottonelle were great RR filer items that we can always use and the Coke was Greg's only request so I obliged :)  All in all, this was a great return post, I'm very pleased that I'm caught up on my Wags RRs - that $60 was burning a nervous hole in my pocket!

This is my first time using Walgreens mail in rebates and I'm really glad I found out about them.  They are just like Staples Easy Rebates and Rite Aid Single Check Rebates in that it's a very easy process to submit them online using your receipt number (NO UPCs!).  The great thing about the Walgreens MIRs is that they offer a 10% bonus if you get your rebates back on a Walgreens gift card.  Since it doesn't expire and won't go to waste, I was perfectly happy taking this deal and making an extra $4.80 back on items I was already getting for free or better.

Also a reminder with Register Reward items, this week is the Lysyl Cold Sore Relief, you will only get 1 RR per transactions but the 2 stores I've been to will allow you to do a second transaction in order to get a second RR but make sure you do 2 transactions!  I have forgotten before and it's a nightmare to fix!