More Deals: Big Lots and CVS

>> Saturday, January 31, 2009

I needed a little mommy break today and decided to use my time to swing by Big Lots and use my 20% off coupon and try CVS one last time for one of the January ECB deals. I was delighted to find that CVS finally had a couple of the throat coolers in stock.

2 Kid Throat Coolers $9.98

1 Schick Intuition Razor $8.99


B1G1 Throat Coolers $4.99

$2 off Schick Intuition

$7 ECBs

Total with tax $5.70

Received $13.98 in ECBs

Big Lots
I was able to get things we use regularly cheaper than or as cheap as I normally get them with sales and coupons using my 20% BuzzClub coupon. The cheapest I can get the bread at Kroger is $2 a loaf so both loaves were great deals.

Natures Own Organic 20 Grain Bread Reg. $1.70 minus 20% =$1.36

Nature's Own 10o% Whole Wheat Bread Reg. $1.20 minus 20%= 96 cents

2 Best Foods Mayo Reg. $6($3 each) minus 20%=$4.80

All Free Clear detergent Reg. $3.49 minus 20%=$2.79

Total with tax: $10.08

I had $18.33 left in the budget for this week. Today's total was $15.78 so I came in $2.55 under budget.

For more great deals be sure to check out The Centsible Sawyer and Money Saving Mom.


Deals of the week 1/25/09-1/31/09

>> Friday, January 30, 2009

I came in way under budget this week. I was actually planning to use the extra money to take advantage of the 20% off coupon to Big Lots but I'm not sure I'll make it there tomorrow. If not, I'll just roll it into next weeks budget.

Here are the deals I got this week.

CVS: I ran out of chocolate last week. The horror! So, I had to rectify things this week. And I was down to my last bottle of detergent. The sale came along just in time.

2 Arm & Hammer Sensitive detergent $6.99(B1G1 sale)

1 Pert Plus Shampoo $1.99

1 Gilette Shampoo $4.99

2 Hershey Bars $3.00


Qs used:

2 $1 off Arm & Hammer detergent

$1 off Pert

$2 off Gilette

$10 ECBs

Total OOP:$2.39

Received: $4 ECBs

I used my Grocery Game list for Kroger. Their Mega Sale event was still going on so I was able to do some more stockpiling.

I paid $39.28 for $86.65 worth of products for a savings percentage of 54%.

Weekly Summary: I paid $41.67 for $110.61 worth of products for a savings percentage of 62.3% and came in $18.33 under budget.

For more great savings be sure to check out The Centsible Sawyer and Money Saving Mom.


FREE Subscription to Woman's Day Magazine

A free subscription to Woman's Day magazine is available through Mercury Magazines. Go here to sign up for your free subscription.


FREE Breakfast at Ikea January 30th-February 1st

Ikea is offering FREE breakfast until 10:30 a.m. for 3 days only, January 30th - February 1st, 2009. Not valid in all locations. Go here for more information.


Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Items for $3

Through Sunday, February 1st get select Signature Collection items for $3 each. This is good on old packaging only. Available in stores and online.

And for a limited time, get Aromatherapy Body Wash for $5. Good through February 8th.


Winter Storm

>> Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sorry to be out of pocket for a bit. We were among the many that lost power due to the winter storm. It was 49 degrees in our house this a.m. Brrrrr! Hopefully I'm back for good now.


FREE Sample Quaker Rice Snacks

>> Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Go here to sign up for a FREE Sample of Quaker Rice Snacks.


FREE Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Item with Purchase

Go here to print a coupon to receive a FREE Aromatherapy Body Care or Home Fragrance Item with any $15 purchase.


FREE Diet Dr. Pepper

Go here to sign up to receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper.


FREE Coffee at Panera Bread on Wednesday, January 28th

Stop by Panera Bread anytime on Wednesday, January 28th and receive FREE coffee as well as samples of their new breakfast offerings. Read more about it here.


Menu Plan Monday 1/26/09-2/1/09

>> Monday, January 26, 2009

Here's what's on the menu this week:

Monday: Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Tuesday: Black Bean Quesadillas
Wednesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: Soup & Sandwiches
Saturday: still undecided
Sunday: chili dogs, chips & dip, various snacky foods

For more great menu plans check out Menu Plan Monday at


100th Post Starbucks/Bath and Body Works Giveaway

In honor of my 100th blog post, I'm hosting my first giveaway. I am having a blast writing this blog and I hope you enjoy reading it. I know I have a lot more guests than when I first started and I'm so thankful for each one of you that stop by.

This giveaway includes:

$5 Starbucks Gift Card

Starbucks Milk Chocolate Bar

2 oz. Warm Vanilla Sugar Shower Gel

2 oz. Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion

2 oz. Warm Vanilla Sugar Moisturizing Shampoo

2 oz. Warm Vanilla Sugar Moisturizing Conditioner

To receive up to 4 entries:

1) Leave a comment to this post.

2) Become a follower of my blog and leave a separate comment here. If you already are a follower just leave another comment letting me know.

3) Become a subscriber to my blog and leave a separate comment here. If you already subscribe leave another comment letting me know.

4) Blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment here with a direct link to your blog entry.

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. You do not need a blog to enter just be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Contest ends Friday, February 6th at noon. Winner will be chosen in a random drawing.
Check out Bloggy Giveaways for more great giveaways.


CVS Kodak Picture Movie DVD deal 1/25/09-1/31/09

>> Sunday, January 25, 2009

This week CVS has their Kodak Picture Movie DVDs on sale for $9.99. There is a printable coupon for $5 off a Kodak Picture Movie DVD available at making these $4.99. These make great gifts. I gave my nephew one for his birthday this past year and he got the biggest kick out of it. They are also a fun way to enjoy your own photos.


Deals of the week 1/18/09-1/24/09

This was a great week for deals. I went over my grocery budget slightly but I've been under for many weeks in a row so it all averages out in the end.

My best deal was not grocery related at all. I was in Michael's this weekend and they had their Christmas items 80%-90% off including Christmas trees. We knew we were going to have to buy a new one later this year since the one we've had for 6 years bit the dust 2 days after Christmas. It's pre-lit and all the lights quit working 2 days after Christmas. There was no finding the source. Plus, a couple of years back some of the branches were damaged so it was already looking rather worn. Anyway, Michael's had several Christmas trees left and had them marked 90% off. Yes, 90%. I bought a 7.5 foot pre-lit tree for $29.99!!! I was planning to save $200 this year to purchase us a new tree. This is one of the best deals I've found in awhile. I'm sure this is a YMMV situation but you may want to check out Michaels if you are looking for Christmas items. Ours still has quite a bit of stuff left.

Walgreens-I didn't really need/want any of the deals at Walgreens this week, however, I had $8 in Register Rewards expiring on the 20th. I decided to use the RRs to purchase my husband's favorite toothpaste since we rarely get good deals on it along witht the Revlon eyeshadow since it's something I'll use and I would get a rebate on it.

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste $4.29

Revlon Matte Eyeshadow $4.99

Subtotal: $9.29

Paid with $8 Register Rewards

Total w/ tax OOP: $1.84

Will get: $4.99 rebate

CVS-Another week when CVS was out of most of what I was looking for.

I bought:

3 American Greetings Cards $2.97

2 Maybelline Mineral make-up $19.98

Subtotal: $22.95


$12 ECBs

Total: $11.61

Paid: $8.63 on GC

Total OOP: $2.98

Received: $13 ECBs

Kroger had their Mega Sale going on so I took advantage and did some stocking up which blew the budget slightly. I paid $58.01 for $102.62 worth of groceries for a savings of 43.4%.

Weekly Summary: I paid $62.83 for $134.86 worth of groceries for a savings of 53.4%.

For more great deals be sure to check out Money Saving Mom and The Centsible Sawyer.


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