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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Update

I hope everyone's having a great Father's Day!  We took my dad out to lunch and are then going out tonight with my aunt and uncle who are here visiting.

I've been working and not much else here lately!  My computer is still not repaired.  Mainly because I haven't called Dell to get the recovery disk (I've given up ever finding it!).

In the meantime, be sure to visit http://www.couponcravings.com for the latest drug store matchups!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Farm Fresh Double Coupons Up to $1

Farm Fresh is doubling coupons up to and including $1.00 Sunday-Tuesday.  If you're over 55, go on Tuesday to save an extra 5% on top of that.

I started to do matchups, but the ad pulling up for 06/13 pulls up as 06/08, but you should be able to find some good deals.  You can go here to see when they really update it.

CVS and RA trips 06/12

Just a quick roundup of my shopping yesterday.

At CVS, I had a $5/30 coupon from an email from them so added in a few extra things (see chips) to get that high.

3 Sobe Lifewaters $1 each
2 Lays Chips 2/1.98 (received $1 ECB for buying 2)
2 John Freida Root Awakening products on sale $5 each
- used two $3 off coupons from last week's paper
1 Off Clip on refill pack 2.99
- used $3 off coupon from CVS.com
3 Stride Gums 1.29 each, B2G1 free
- used buy 1 Stride, Get 1 Stride Shift free
2 Gold Emblem Candies .99 each
- used $1/2 from the CVS coupon machine in store
2 Nivea chapsticks 2.99 each
- used B1G1 free from All You magazine

Total Before Tax (including $1 ALS donation) 7.55
Total Savings 30.20

At Rite Aid, I didn't get all I was looking for as I left most of my coupons at home.  But I was in a hurry, so it had to do.

I used a $5/$25 RA Video Values coupon

2 Sobe Lifewaters .99 each
Act II Butter popcorn .99
2 Shredded Wheats 2/$5
- used $1/2 coupon
Lubriderm Lotion 7.99
- used $3 off from insert, used $2 off printable (don't remember where it came from)
2 Pampers Wipes 2/$5
- used two $2 off coupons from last week's paper
Erasers clearanced to .74
8 Ramen Noodles clearanced to .12 each
1 York Peppermint Pattie .88 cents (to get over $25, of course ;))

Total Before Tax 10.76
Total Savings 33.44

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crash and Burn

That is what my hard drive decided to do!  Oh you expensive piece of work, you!

I have a lot of errands to run and what not, but I'll catch up on email and post some deals and other goodies tomorrow.  I should have my computer back from the Geek Squad (thank you!) later this week.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Target Trip 06/08

I went today to pick up a prescription, buy a cd, and buy milk.  I got the prescription, they still are out of the cd, and forgot the milk.

2 KC Masterpeice BBQ sauces
- one clearanced to 1.33
- one clearanced to 1.08
- used two $1 off from 05/09 Smart Source
Pampers Wipes 72 count 2.29
- used $2 off from 06/06 Proctor & Gamble
Market Pantry Cream of Tarter 2.24
- I read somewhere that you can use this in place of bleach on whites as it will brighten the color but is less harsh on clothes.  It's worth a try.
Compact pads 1.49
- To replace the no good one in my Maybelline powder.  I've used Covergirl forever with no problem until the very end, I couldn't even get through 1/4 of the Maybelline before the pad went to pieces!
Bandaids 1.69 (because they're super cute and I'm super klutzy! :))
- used .75 cents off from Target.com
- and apparently forgot to give her my other .50 cent off coupon.  Dang!

Total Before Tax 5.37
Total Savings 4.75

Birthday Week!

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I had a weekend away, and have been working in another office in addition to mine the past few weeks, so by the time I get home, I am pooped!

Yesterday we celebrated my sister's birthday, Friday is my husband's, then next Monday is my mom's.  Lots going on!  Here are some pics of our celebration last night.

Dinner at Cracker Barrell

Blowing out the candles!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June Rite Aid Video Values

A reminder that the June videos are up for the Rite Aid Video Values.  The videos are pretty tedious to watch, but the reward is some great coupons that you can stack with manufacturer's coupons for the best deal!

Good Wood Furniture Coupon

On the back page of the comics in the Daily Press today, there is a coupon for 50% off a purchase at Good Wood (stores in Hampton and Fredericksburg, but looks like they service most of the state).  It is good until next Saturday.  The wording on the coupon leads me to believe it's good on your whole purchase, not just one item.  Here is a printable version, it's straight off their website under promotions, so I would assume they'd honor it?

We bought some night stands there a few years ago, we were happy with the experience.

Pier 1 Coupons

I received some Pier 1 Imports coupons in the mail this week.  I generally don't open all of my mail, especially if I think the usual mailers are goofy (see Pier 1).  This one, however, contained 2 coupons, good until July 4.

One was Save 20% on a single regular-priced item and the other was $10 off any $50 purchase.  I haven't seen printables online for this, but keep an eye out.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't Forget Your Free Donuts Today!

Don't forget to stop by Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts for a free donut today.  You do have to purchase a drink at DD for the free donut, but KK has no strings attached.

And Happy Doughnut Day to you all! :)

No Service Fee Tickets in June

Live Nation is doing away with service fees on tickets in June.  Of course you're still going to pay something as bottom of e-mail states "Parking, shipping and other non "service fee" costs may apply. Amphitheatres only."

It's not a bad deal, though, if you were planning on catching a show anyway.  You can go here to see all the concerts lined up.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Possible Free Pampers Wipes at Target

In most Targets (I say most, because sometimes price cuts vary by region), Pampers Wipes 64 ct are currently on Temporary Price Cut for $1.97.

This coming week's Proctor & Gamble insert will include a $2 coupon off any Pampers Wipes 60 ct or Larger.

Thanks, The Coupon High!

Totally Target has the Pampers 72 Ct. Wipe Tubs- Aloe Fresh or Sensitive listed at $2.39 or the Pampers 72 ct Thick Care Refill Pack $2.39 so you can get a good deal there, too.

Rent 2 Get 1 Free Redbox

Now through June 30th, when you rent 2 Redbox movies at a time you will get a code by e-mail (within 72 hours) for a free rental

Thanks, STL Mommy!

Another Duh Moment!

So, yay, my camera arrived today!  Thankfully in better shape than the box in which it shipped!  Of course, it did arrive with an Excedrin Migraine coupon which makes me nervous.  I just don't think it's good for business. ;)

At Target the other day I bought a 12 pack of AA batteries which were on sale and I had a coupon for (of course).  Camera arrives and uses it's own battery with a battery pack.  Dang.  Well, we are good on remote control batteries for years now.  One of these days I might learn to read up on things before preparing for something not happening.

In other news, is that Pillow Pets commercial annoying anyone else?  I'm trying to watch Renovation Realities on DIY and keep seeing this daggone commercial.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Steam and Gas Engine Festival

If you're looking for something to do, this weekend, June 5 and 6th Chippokes Farm in Surry will be having their Steam and Gas Engine Festival.  It's not really my thing, but I went up to Chippokes Farm with my sister a few months ago (the lady in charge was her high school art or drama teacher) and it was pretty cool.  I can imaging the festival will be a lot of funny.  I'll be up there with a NAMI booth, so if you've got no other plans, it's something different to do.

The festival is free, I'm not sure about the parking.  I doubt it's more than few dollars, though

CVS Trip 06/02

I stopped at CVS on the way home from work today to pick up a few things.  Mainly Lay's Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips.  I know, it sounds nasty, but they taste good.  My mom, sister, and I are going to Williamsburg this weekend to celebrate their birthday's early, and that was a snack request.  I didn't find the chips in the Newport News store, but I did find some other things.  Of course.

2 Liter Coke 1.25 (for this weekend :))
Ban Deodorant 2.99 received 2.00 ECB
2 Gold Emblem candies at .88 each
- used $1/2 Gold Emblem candies from the magic coupon machine
2 Powerbars .99 each received 1.98 ECB
1 Off Clip On 7.99
- used $2 coupon $2/1 (05/16/10 Smart Source), printable here
- stacked with $3 coupon from the CVS website
2 Men's Gillette Hair & Body Wash 2.00 each
- had raincheck from last week, used B1G1 free coupon (now expired, but they let me use it because I had the raincheck) which deducted $4.00 so free
2 CVS brand shampoos .99 each
- used two $1 off coupons from the magic coupon machine
Drink 1.49 (not pictured)

Used a $4 off $20 purchase coupon from a CVS e-mail (make sure your card is registered and you get e-mails from them).  Not only do you get these coupons, but they also occasionally send out surveys where they reward you with Extra Care Bucks for your time.

Total Before Tax 6.44
Total Savings 25.44
Received $3.98 in ECBs

House Projects

My old camera decided to work for a few minutes with my new batteries. So I have a few pictures with my posts today. Whew!

Here are my pretty new stairs.  I will NEVER again recarpet stairs.  I know you should never say never, but I am saying it!  The project only took about 2 months...

This is a better picture of the new bathroom color. I have to touch up the area by the ceiling so that is why it looks darker. It's not nearly as "obnoxious" as when it was first drying.  That's what my husband told me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wendy's Coupons, Possible Free Frosty

Go here to sign up for WendyMail to get coupons.  Today I received a coupon for a free Frosty Jr with any purchase.  Anyone else still find it weird when they ask what flavor Frosty you want?  The original, please!

Farm Fresh $1 Double Coupons 06/02

Farm Fresh is doubling coupons up to and including $1 tomorrow only.  Again, their ad ends today and the one for Wed - Tues is not up yet, so I have no match ups.  Sorry.

** The new ad is here.