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Weekly Wrap-up 7/25 to 7/31 July 31, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Kroger,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 10:21 pm


Spent: $18.15

($22.18 w/tax)

Saved: $85.59

79% Savings


Home Depot:

Spent: $2.20

($2.41 w/tax)

Saved: $15.74

86% Savings

Thanks to my friend Kristin for the heads up on this one!!!



Spent: $0.29

($1.92 w/tax)

Saved $17.00

99% Savings!!!

I made money on the First Aid Kits and razors…  I probably should have bought something practical like food with the overage, but I REALLY liked the pencil pouch!  So I got it for a make up bag for my upcoming trip home!  🙂



Spent: $0.07

($0.84 w/tax)

Saved: $22.86

99.9% Savings!

I also went back just now to use some expiring RRs to buy my hubby a padfolio for school/church.  He’s had his eye on it for a few weeks and asked me earlier this week if I would work towards getting him enough RRs to buy it so we didn’t have to spend money out of pocket for it.  He was so sweet and I love that he thought of using coupons for it!  Well, I had $6 that are expiring in the next couple days and I’m really not excited about anything at Walgreens next week so we went and got that for him.  🙂  I am now RRless!  😦



Spent: $0.30

($1.21 w/tax)

Saved $12.86

98% Savings

:::So here are my totals:::

Spent: $21.01

($28.56 w/taxes)

Saved: $154.05

86% Savings this week!


:::July’s Totals!:::


Spent: $111.39

($150.82 w/tax)

Saved: $647.12

83% Savings for the month of July!

Over all, I did pretty well this month.  It’s the first month I’ve tracked my spending so closely and I’ll be honest with you, I was a little shocked to see that I’d spent so much!  My goal is to get spending down to $100 a month on food and toiletries, including taxes!!  Next month may be a little off because of vacation, but I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on how #’s are looking!  🙂




Free Men’s or Boy’s Haircut at SportClips!!!! July 28, 2010

Filed under: Misc — Beth @ 1:47 pm

Make sure you check your coupons you get in the mail today. I found a flyer for SportClips that has two coupons on it. One for A FREE Men’s or Boy’s Haircut for 1st Time Clients Only and one for $5 off a MVP Haircut for Loyal Returning Customers. Good until September 9th. Looks like the hubby’s getting a haircut! YAY



Insert Preview 08/01/2010

Filed under: Insert Preview — Beth @ 12:01 pm


We’ll have TWO Red Plums, a Smart Source, and a Proctor & Gamble this week.


:::Both of the Red Plums 8/1/10:::

All Oxi-Active Detergent 28 load or larger Save $1.00/1
Axe Shower Gel Gift Set Save $1.50/1
Axe Shower Gel or Detailer Shower Tool Save $0.75/1
Ball or Kerr Canning Item Save $1.00/1
Ball or Kerr Canning Jars in case Save $1.00/1
Ball Park Franks Save $0.75/2
Ball Park Jumbo or Single Franks Save $0.75/1
Bayer AM Save $2.00/1
Bayer Aspirin or Heart Health Advantage 24ct or larger Save $1.00/1
Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials Save $1.50/2
Degree Men Adrenaline or Women Natureffects Deodorant or Body Mist Save $1.25/1
Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant or Body Mist Save $0.75/1
Disney Vitamins Save $1.00/1
Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger Save $0.75/1
Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger Save $1.25/1
Dove Hair Care ETS Save $1.00/1
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar or Body and Face Wash or Active Clean Shower Tool Save $1.00/1
Ester-C Caplets or Tablets Save $3.00/1
Face Lift Product ETS Save $5.00/1
Flex-A-Min Tablets Save $4.00/1
Hefty Waste Bags Save $1.00/2
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl Save $1.00/2
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches Save $1.00/2
Keebler Sandwich Crackers Save $1.00/2
Kellogg’s Cereals Save $1.00/3
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence to-Go Shade Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Root Rescue Save $2.00/1
LA Looks product Save $1.00/1
Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to Go or any Iced Tea Mix Save $0.40/1
M&M’s B2G1 Buy 2 8.2oz+ and get 1 9.4oz+ free
Morning Star Farms Veggie Food Products Save $1.00/2
Nature’s Bounty Vitamins Save $1.00/1
Nature’s Bounty Your Life Multi Save $2.00/1
Orville Reddenbacher Gourmet Popping Corn Save $0.40/1
Osteo Bi-Flex Caplet, Softgel or Powder Save $1.00/1
Osteo Bi-Flex Liquid Joint Aid Save $1.00/1
Oxy Clinical product Save $1.50/1
Oxy product Save $1.00/1
Polident or Poligrip Save $1.00/1
Purina Mighty Dog 12 cans or 1 12ct Variety Pack Save $2.00
Q-Tip Cotton Swaps 170ct or larger Save $0.30/1
Ragu Pasta Sauces Save $0.75/2
Rimmel Mascara Save $1.00/1
Rimmel Product Save $1.00/1
Skippy Peanut Butter 15oz or larger Save $0.40/1
Suave Men Hair Care Product 14.5oz or larger Save $0.50/1
Sundown & Marvel Vitamins Save $1.00/1
Super Poligrip 0.75oz size Free
Surf Laundry Detergent Save $1.00/1
Vaseline product 3.1oz or larger, except renewal or glow Save $1.00/1
Wishbone or Wishbone Western Dressings Save $1.50/2~


:::Smart Source 8/1/10:::

Act Mouthwash bottle, 16.9oz+ Save $1.00/1 (11/30)
Ban product Save $.40/1 (10/9)
Ban Solid Save $1.00/1 (10/9)
Band-Aid brand Adhesive Bandages product &/or Neosporin Original Ointment &/or Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, 8fl.oz+ product &/or Cortaid product &/or Johnson & Johnson Red Cross brand product Save $3.00/3 (11/30)
Bic Disposable Shaver Save BOGO up to $6.99 value (8/29)
Bic Soleil Refillable Razor Handle or Cartridge Refill 4pk or 8pk Save $2.00/1 (8/29)
Bic Stationary products Save $1.00/2 (9/30) DND5
Breyers Swirled Lowfat Yogurt Disney Multipack Save $.50/1 (10/24)
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge Device or Refill Pads Save $3.00/1 (10/31)
Clean & Clear product Save $1.00/1 (10/31)Edge Shave Gel Save $.75/1 (9/18)
Efferdent 36ct+ or Effergrip product Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight Save $1.00/1 (10/2)
Fiber One Cereal, boxes; listed Save $1.50/2 (9/11)
Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal, box Save $.75/1 (9/11)
Glade 4oz Jar Candle Save $1.00/1 (8/21)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder Save $3.00/1 (8/21)
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill Save $2.00/1 (8/21)
Glade Scented Oil Candles product Save $1.00/1 (8/21)
Glade Tough Odor Solutions product Save $1.00/1 (8/21)
Hormel Always Tender product Save $1.00/1 (9/27)
Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal Save $.55/1 (9/27)
Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon Save $.55/1 (9/27)
Hormel Natural Choice Deli Sandwich Meat Save $.55/1 (9/27)
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 500mL+ AND Reach Toothbrush AND Reach Floss or Reach Access Flosser  Save $3.00 off wyb All 3 (12/31)
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 500mL+ AND/OR Reach Toothbrush AND/OR Reach Floss OR Reach Access Flosser Save $1.50/2 (12/31)
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 500mL+ OR Reach Toothbrush OR Reach Floss OR Reach Access Flosser Save $.50/1 (12/31)
Listerine Pocketpaks, 24ct+ OR Listerine Pocketmist OR Plax Rinse OR Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste Save $.50/1 (12/31)
Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity Mouthwash OR Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse 500mL OR Reach Kids Toothbrush Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, 500mL+ Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Listerine Whitening Rinse product, 16fl.oz+ Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Milk Bone Essentials Plus+ Crunchy Bites Dog Snacks Save $1.00/1 (10/1)
Milk Bone Essentials Plus+ Dog Snacks and Biscuits Save $1.00/1 (10/1)
Mission Tortillas Save $1.00/1 (9/13) DND5
Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers, or Relish product Save $1.00/1 (10/9)
Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer OR Oust Air Sanitizer Save $1.25/1 (9/25)
Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chunk or Soft Baked Cookies Save $.75/1 (10/24)
Pepperidge Farm Distinctive Cookies Save $.60/1 (10/24)
Philadelphia Minis 4pk Save $.50/1 (9/6)
Philips Multi-Pack Sonicare Brush Heads Save $5.00/1 (11/30)
Philips Sonicare FlexCare, FlexCare+, HealthyWhite, Essence or Sonicare for Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush Save $10.00/1 (11/30)
Philips Sonicare Xtreme Battery Toothbrush Save $5.00/1 (11/30)
Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, Buy 36ct Get 18ct FREE Save up to $5.99 value (9/12) DND5
Pledge Multi Surface Aerosol product Save BOGO up to $4.99 value (9/12)
Red Baron Singles product Save $.75/1 (10/31) DND5
Revlon ColorSilk products Save $1.00/2 (9/5)
Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Save $1.00/2 (10/2)
Scotch Easy Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser Save $2.00 off nay 1 (9/30)
Scotch Packaging Tape, roll Save $.50/1 (9/30)
Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Bathroom Wipes Save $.55/1 (9/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners Save $1.00/2 (9/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner Save $.55/1 (9/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer Save $.75/1 (9/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product FREE wyb Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel Save up to $5.70 (9/12)
Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish Drop-Ins Save $.55/1 (9/12)
Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave or Shave Gel Save $.75/1 (9/18)
Slim Jim Meat Snacks, 16ct canister Save $.75/1 (10/1)
Snack Pack Pudding Save $.30/2 (9/12)
V8 Splash beverages, 46oz+ Save $1.00/2 (9/12)
Welch’s Jam, Jelly, or Spread; 32oz, 22oz & 18.8oz Save $.55/1 (11/30)
Windex Glass Cleaners Save $1.00/2 (9/12)
Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes Save $.55/1 (9/12)
Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool Save $3.00/1 (9/12)
Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool Refill Pack Save $1.00/1 (9/12)
YoCrunch Fruit Parfait Pack, or YoCrunch 100 Calorie Pack Save $.75/1 (10/24)


:::P & G 8/1/10:::

$1 off Oral B Pulsar CrossAction Advantage or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense
$1 off Crest Toothpaste 4 oz. + or liquid gel
$1 off Glide Floss, 35 m +
$2 off Crest Mouthwash, 946 mL +
$1 off Oral-B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Manual
$1 off Oral B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Toothpaste
$1/2 Crest Toothpast 4 oz. + or liquid gels
$1 off Scope Mouthwash, 710 mL +
$10 off Crest 3D White or Professional Effects Whitestrips
$5 off Crest 3D, Vivid Advance 14 ct Gentle Routine or Stain Shield
$1.50/2 Fixodent products, 1.05 oz. +
$1 off Fixodent product, 1.05 oz +
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$3 off Prilosec OTC
$8/2 Prilosec OTC
$2 off Gillette Proseries skin care products
$2 off Gillette Proglide Cartridge, 4 ct +
$4 off Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor
$1 off Gillette Fusion Shave Prep
$2 off Gillette Deodorant
$1.50 off Pampers Extra Protection Diapers
$2 off Mach 3 Cartridge, 8 ct +
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers
Free Pampers Wipes 72 ct + wyb Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Easy Ups Trainer or Under Jams Night Wear
$3 off Febreze Noticeables warmer or starter kit
$1 off Febreze Noticeables Refill
$1 off Duracell Copper Top, Ultra Advance or Ultra Photo Lithium
$2 off Duracell Rechargeable batteries or Charger or Daylite Flashlite Power Pad
$1/2 Charmin Products
$1 off Tide Detergent
$1 off Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Sheets
$2 off Large Downy Liquid Fabric Softner larger than 90 load
$1 off Tide Release Stain Release
$3 off Large Tide Stain Release
$1 off Dawn 48 oz. +
.20/1 Dawn product
$1 off Bounty Paper Towels 6 roll + or (2) Towels or Napkins any size
$1/2 Bounty Napkins
$1/6 Puffs singles or (2) 3 pks or (1) 6 pk
$3 off Venus cartridge, 6 or 8 ct
$1.50 off Duracell hearing aid batteries with easy tab, 6 pk +
$5 off Size Align
$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compact Pearl, 18 ct +
$1 off Tampax product, 18 ct +
$1 off Always Pad or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
$1/2 Always Panty Liners, 34 ct +
Free Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie Product up to $3.23
$2 off Clariol Product
$2 off Venus Embrace or Breeze
$1/2 Pantene products
$1 off Pantene Hairspray, Styler or Treatment
$1 off Covergirl product
Free Olay Body Wash wyb Venus cartridge
Free Olay Hand & Body Lotion wyb Venus cartridge
$5 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer wyb Secret Soothing Effects
Free Secret product wyb (2) Old Spice Fresh Collection
$1/4 Pringles Super stack cans, 180 g +
$1/2 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix
$1/2 Pringles Fat Free, 165 g +




Weekly Wrap-up 7/18-7/24 July 24, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Kroger,Moneymaker,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 4:55 pm


Spent: $3.82

($7.27 w/tax)

Saved: $54.97

95% Savings!

Started with ZERO RR and ended with $10RR so over all a 6.18 MM!  Yay for a good Walgreens week!



Spent $24.57

($28.51 w/tax)

Saved $78.78

69% Savings

Oh my goodness!  It was a good week at Kroger!  Free cheese, soap, crackers, and rice cakes.  And nearly free Rice a Roni, Idahoan potatoes, and Q-tips!  Yeah yeah!



Spent: $13.61

($17.47 w/tax)

Saved $32.00

58% Savings!

Thanks to Christie over at Wild For Wags for the Pampers coupons!  I won them a few weeks back and was excited to see that Wal-Mart still had some!



Spent: $0.01

($2.18 w/tax)

Saved: $29.97

100% Savings!!!!


:::So here are my totals:::
Spent: $42.01

($55.43 w/tax)

Saved: $195.72

79% Savings this week!


:::Monthly Totals:::

Spent: $90.38

($123.26 w/tax)

Saved: $493.07

82% Savings so far this month!



Free Mozzarella and Basil at Earth Fare! July 21, 2010

Filed under: Earth Fare — Beth @ 10:30 am

Check out this great coupon HERE from Earth Fare!  Buy 1 lb of Heirloom Tomatoes and get one 8 oz Rio Briati mozzarella ball and one 3/4 oz package of fresh organic basil!  Only good 7/21-7/27  I can’t wait to use this one!   Lasagna here I come!!!  MMMM




Insert Preview 7-25-10

Filed under: Insert Preview — Beth @ 10:03 am


Here’s the preview for this week!    


:::RedPlum 7/25/10:::

AcneFree Kit Save $1.00/1
Betty Crocker Brownie Toppings Save $1.00/1
Cheer BrightClean Save $2.00/1
Dannon Light & Fit 6-6oz Single-Serve Cups or any 1 Light & Fit 4-Pack Save $0.40
Dentabites or Hairball Temptations Treats for Cats Save $1.00/2
Flintstones and One A Day Multivitamin Save $3.00
Flintstones Multivitamin Save $2.00/1
Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats Save $1.50/1
Kellogg’s Eggo and/or Cinnabon Frozen Products Save $1.00/2
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, Raisin Bran Crunch, Raisin Bran Extra or Raisin Bran Cereals Save $1.00/2
Kellogg’s Special K Cereals, 11.4 oz or larger Save $1.00/2
Kellogg’s Special K Protein Products Save $1.00/2
L’Oreal Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye Save $3.00/1
L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Shade of Preference or Root Rescue Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Skincare Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Studio Line or VivePro Glossy Styling Product Save $1.00/1
L’Oreal Visible Lift or any L’Oreal foundation, powder, blush or concealer Save $2.00/1
L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner Save $1.00/1
Luigi’s Real Italian Ice Save $0.50/1
M&M’s Pretzel, 9.9oz or larger Save $1.00/1
Marble Mix’ins Ice Cream Toppings Save $1.00/1
Minute Maid Frozen Novelty Save $0.75/1
Nature’s Bounty Vitamins or Supplements Save $1.00/1
Nivea Body Wash for Women B2G1 Nivea Body Wash Men’s
Nivea For Men Body Wash Save $1.00/1
Nivea Happy Sensation Body Lotion, 13.5 fl oz Save $3.00/1
Non-Kit Acne Free Treatment Save $1.00/1
One A Day Multivitamin Save $1.00/1
Pedigree Good Bites Save $1.00/1
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Save $1.00/2
Renuzit Adjustable 3 singles or 1 Multipack2 or 3 Pack Save $0.55
Renuzit Crystal Elements Save $2.00/1
Right Guard or Dry Idea, Up to $4.49 BOGO
Snickers Brand or Twix Brand Ice Cream Miniature Save $1.00/2
Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener Save $2.00/1
Temptations Treats for Cats Save $1.00/2
Therma Care, 2ct or larger Save $3.00/2
Venus Disposables, 2ct or 3 ct Save $3.00/2
Venus Disposables, 6ct Save $4.00/2
Whole Fruit Fruit Bars Save $0.50/1
Whole Fruit Sorbet Save $0.50/1


:::SmartSource 7/25:::

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner Save $.55/1 (10/31)
Clearasil product Save $1.00/1 (10/17)
Colgate 360 Sonic Power Toothbrush Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excludes colgate plus or colgate extra clean Save $.40/1 (8/14)
Colgate Toothpaste, 4oz+ Save $.50/1 (8/14)
Colgate Wisp, 16ct Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
Colgate Wisp, 4ct or 8ct Save $.50/1 (8/14)
DampRid Moisture Absorber product Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Dole Glass Jars All Natural Fruit Save $1.00/2 (10/31)
Farmland Cubed, Diced or Julienne Ham or Turkey Save $1.00/2 (10/31)
Farmland Deli Style Lunch Meats, Special Select Sliced Meats or Ham Steaks Save $1.00/2 (10/31)
Franks Redhot Sauce Save $.50/1 (9/30)
Franks Redhot Sweet Chili or Wings Sauce Save $.75/1 (9/30)
Good Earth Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit Save $1.00/1 (9/18)
Hagan Ice Cream, 1.5qt Save $1.00/2 (9/6)
Icaps Vitamin Formula- $2.00/1 (10/31)
Irish Spring Body Wash or 2 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Packs, 3pk+ Save $.50 off (8/14)
New York Brand Frozen Product Save $.50/1 (10/31)
Kemps Frozen Yogurt, 1.5qt Save $1.00/2 (9/6)
Opti-Free Solution, 2 10oz or Twin Pack Save $4.00 (10/15)
Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap, 20/25oz Save $.25/1 (8/14)
Pillsbury Refrigerated Sweet Rolls Save $.35/1 (10/16)
Post Cereals pictured, 10oz+, any 2 AND 1 Gallon Milk Save $1.50 wyb ALL 3
Post Kids Favorites pictured Cereal, 10oz+ Save $1.00/2 (9/10)
Schick Disposable Razor Package, excludes 2ct Save $3.00/1 (9/5)
Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue Save $1.00 off 8+ Rolls (9/5)
Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes, tub or refill Save $.50/1 (9/5)
Scott Paper Towels Long Lasting or Mega Rolls Save $1.00 off 4+ Rolls (9/5)
Snyder’s of hanover Lunch Packs, 5.5oz+ Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sandwiches, 8oz+ Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Softsoap Brand Body Wash, 12oz+ Save $1.00/1 (8/14)
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Refill, 28oz+ Save $.50/1 (8/14)
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 8.5oz+ Save $.35/1 (8/14)
Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant Save $.50/1 (8/14)
Systane product Save $2.00/1 (10/31)
Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever product Save $1.00/1 (8/28)
Triaminic products Save $3.00/2 (8/28)
Yoplait Delights Yogurt Multipack Save $.50/1 (9/18)
Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt 4pk Save $.50/1 (9/18)
2 – Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Multipack Yogurt Save $.75/2 (9/18)
2 – Yoplait Yogurt Cups; includes original, light, thick & creamy, whips, original or light smoothies Save $.40/6 (9/18)
Ziploc brand Bags Save $1.00/2 (9/18)
Ziploc brand Bags Save $.40/1 (9/18)
Ziploc brand Slider Bags Save $1.00/2 (9/18)
Ziploc Containers Save $1.50/2 (9/18)
Ziploc Containers Save $.55/1 (9/18)




Swagbucks Goodies! July 17, 2010

Filed under: Swagbucks — Beth @ 5:22 pm

Check out my awesome new shower curtain I got for FREE off of!!!  (You can also check out how teeny tiny my bathroom is while you’re at it!  lol)  I used my amazon gift cards I’ve been earning from Swagbucks and on top of it, got free shipping with my new Amazon Prime membership!  Talk about cool!


To start earning free items and giftcards just by searching the web, go HERE to sign up for Swagbucks!


To sign up for a free years membership to Amazon Prime with your .edu email, go HERE.