Smart~N~Savvy Savings

Why pay full price when you can get it for free or nearly free?

Walgreens 5/30 Spent $11.62, saved $115.21!!!! May 31, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 2:04 am

Okay, so I may have gone overboard a bit today at Walgreens but there were just so many great deals!  I started with no Register Rewards at all.  I would have ended with 4 2RR from the Ecotrin but my coffee maker died this past week and so when I found one for $9.99 I got really excited!

Here’s what I got this week:
11 cans Bumblebee Tuna
2 Luster White toothpaste
2 U by Kotex Pads
2 U by Kotex Liners
2 Coppertone 30spf sunscreen (you can’t see it in the pic very well, but they are both 25% bonus cans!)
12 Ecotrin asprin
9 Royal Gelatin
2 W Foil
2 Nivea for Men bodywash
1 4 cup Coffee Maker
Total oop: $11.62 tax included and saved $115.21!!!  Whoazaa!
Oh!  The Kotex was printing catalina coupons as well so I have 2 free Always pads and 1 free Always liner (the catalina printer ran out of paper on the first one, I was just happy it was on a coupon and not a RR)

All in all I did 19 transactions (I told you I went a bit overboard! lol)

12 transactions for the Ecotrin, each gave me 2RR
Ectorin $2
Used $2/1 5/16RP or printable
$0.19 oop each

4 transactions for the U.  Each gave me $2.50RR
U by Kotex $3.49
2 BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad coupon
Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Used $1/1 U by Kotex Printable
2 $2RR from Ecotrin
$0.54 oop each

2 transactions for the Luster White.  Each gave me $5.00RR
Luster White 7 Toothpaste
Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad coupon
Used 2 $2.50RR from U
$0.72 oop each

1 transaction for both the Coppertone. 
2 Coppertone Continuous Spray 30spf Sunscreen $9.99
3 BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad coupon
Used 2 $4/1 W Coppertone
2 $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
2 $5.00RR from Luster
$1.39 oop

1 transaction for both the Nivea. This one was a money maker!!
2 Nivea for Men $4.99, on sale BOGO
2 W Foil $0.59 each with in-ad coupon
Used 2 $3/1 Nivea for Men 5/2RP
$0.76 oop

1 transaction for the Coffee Pot.
Coffee Pot $9.99
3 Royal Gelatin $0.20 with in-ad coupon
Used 4 $2RR from Ecotrin
$3.61 oop



Fred’s Doublers! May 28, 2010

Filed under: Fred's — Beth @ 2:26 pm

I got Fred’s latest ad in the mail earlier this week and saw something that I did not know!  Fred’s will double all coupons up to $0.70 on Saturdays!  Check out this weeks ad HERE.  I didn’t see anything for this week that I’m really excited about but I’m sure this will pan out in the future for some good deals. 



Filed under: Swagbucks — Beth @ 2:27 am
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Sign up for SwagBucks and earn gifts for searching the web like you usually do!  I started a couple weeks ago and already have 2 $5 gift cards to  I’m saving mine up to help buy gifts for the 4 weddings we’re going to in the next 10 months!  Free money is always good!  Click the picture above and sign up today!



Insert Preview

Filed under: Expireds,Insert Preview — Beth @ 2:13 am

NO INSERTS this week, May 30th.  There will be a Redplum, Smartsource, and Proctor & Gamble next week though!  (June 6th)  Take this week to go through your coupons and pull out expired ones, and organize!  I did this last night and have 2 baggies  to send to military families.  Did you know that military members/families can use coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date?  Keep an eye out for my post early next week on where to send them!  :0)  For right now, separate them into food and non-food and place them in sandwich baggies.  Food is anything a human would eat.  Dog food and vitamins qualify as non-food. 



My 90% Savings Plan for Walgreens this Week! May 27, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 9:27 pm

I wrote about the Ecotrin MoneyMaker HERE.  I was able to order some coupons from The Coupon Clippers so I have 12 total.  If you didn’t get the coupon in you 5/16RP, you can print them HERE

So here’s what I’m planning:

Buy Ectorin $2
Use $2/1
$0 oop ($0.20 w/TN sales tax), get back $2 RR! 
(doing this 12 times, giving me 12 $2RR)

Buy 2 Edy’s Ice Cream 2/$6
       W Foil $0.59 w/in-ad q
       W Foil $0.59 w/in-ad q
Use $1/2 Edy’s Ice Cream Products (got in the mail)
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
$0.18 oop, $0.90 w/TN sales tax

Buy U by Kotex $3.49
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Use $1/1 U by Kotex Printable
       $2.00 Ecotrin RR
       $2.00 Ecotrin RR
$0.07 oop, $0.58 w/TN sales tax, get back $2.50 RR
(Doing this 4 times, giving me 4 $2.50 RR)

Buy Luster White 7 Toothpaste
       Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Use $2.50 Kotex RR
       $2.50 Kotex RR
$0.20 oop, $0.72 w/TN sales tax, get $5 RR
(doing this 2 times, giving me 2 $5.00 RR)

Buy Coppertone Continuous Spray 50spf Sunscreen $9.99
       Coppertone Continuous Spray 50spf Sunscreen $9.99
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
Use $4/1 W Coppertone
       $4/1 W Coppertone
       $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
       $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
       $5.00 Luster RR
       $5.00 Luster RR
$0.05 oop, $2.25 w/TN sales tax

So, for $9.31(w/TN sales tax) I’m getting $92.32 worth of merchandise!  And I’ll still have 1 $2RR from the Ecotrin.  Obviously, not everyone is going to have 12 Ecotrin coupons.  I stocked up because I knew we’d be needing sunscreen with my husband’s new river guiding job and he’s also been whining about wanting ice cream!  lol  Even if you don’t have a large number of Ecotrin coupons, still take advantage of the money maker and get some items you need.  Feel free to comment with how many you have and I can help you work out the best scenario! 



Ecotrin Money Maker week of May 30th May 24, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 12:37 am

Ecotrin is free after Register Rewards at Walgreens next week.

Use the $2/1 Ecotrin Asprin from the 5/16RP or PRINT HERE

$0 OOP, get $2RR back!  Now that’s my kind of money maker!!



My WAGS trip 5/23

Filed under: Wags — Beth @ 12:23 am

Transaction 1:
Ironman Pain Relief Roller $5.99
Caramel $0.35 (filler item)
$1/1 Ironman Pain Relief 
$4.50 RR from Gillette Body Wash
Total OOP before taxes: $0.94
Received $5.00 RR

Transaction 2:
2 Dixie 45 count paper plates $3.99 each, BOGO
4 Noxema Bikini Shavers $2.99 each, BOGO
3 Kraft Mac & Cheese $0.69 w/in ad coupon
3 Hunts Tomato Sauce $0.25
1 Bagel Chips $0.84 clearance
1 Spiral Bound note pad $0.50 clearance
$0.50/1 Dixie product
$0.50/1 Dixie product
$2.00/1 Noxema Shaver
$2.00/1 Noxema Shaver 
$2.00/1 Noxema Shaver  
$2.00/1 Noxema Shaver  no longer available
Kraft Mac & Cheese in ad coupon
$5.00 RR from Ironman
Total OOP: $0.13 before taxes!!