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Weekly Wrap-Up (yes, I know it’s only Monday!) 8/8/10 to 8/14/10 August 9, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Target,Wags,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 11:16 pm

I’m headed off to my brother’s wedding in Oregon for the next week so that’s why I’m doing my weekly wrap up on Monday!  I haven’t seen my family in over a year so I’m VERY excited to go home!


Spent: $6.15

($11.06 w/tax)

Saved: $61.55

90% Savings!

I ended up using my card and hubby’s card this week since the Dulcolax was such a huge money maker.  I had a $5 coupon from All You and a $4 coupon that I printed.  That’s actually were the majority ($6.00!!) of my before tax spending comes from.  I used the $9.99 EB from the second one to buy magazines for my trip and hubby’s FAVORITE pens which were on a killer sale (bogo @ $3.49 and I had 2 $1/1 coupons.  $1.49 for both packs!  Yay!)  I was going to buy the magazines for my trip anyways, probably at the airport for more money, so why not get some other things as well for the same price!  The razers were a killer find.  They are on sale Buy One Get One 50% Off and I used a BOGO coupon and a $3/1 coupon and got 2 packs of 4 razors for $0.38!!!  Heck yeah!!  I even found one bonus pack that had 6 in it.  So for $0.76 (which I used EB for) I got 18 of my favorite razors!  Yippee!!  I ❤ CVS to pieces!!!!



Spent: $4.32

($5.96 w/tax)

Saved: $32.10

87% Savings

I didn’t have any RRs to start out with this week so my out of pocket was a little higher than normal, but I really wanted to take advantage of the free body wash and money making deodorant and contact solution (which I give to friends since I don’t use it…) Oh, and I REALLY wanted some new nail polish, and at 99 cents it was the perfect filler!   The Secret is $2.39 and producing a $3RR!!  You don’t even have to do anything and you’re making money!  🙂  If I wasn’t leaving for vacation tomorrow night, I’m sure I’d have several more trips to Walgreens this week.



Spent: ZERO

($0.63 w/taxes)

Saved: $7.86

100% Savings!

I try to stay away from Target because mine is kind of a pain in the rear when it comes to coupons, but I have a hard time passing up free laundry detergent so everytime there is a $1/1 Tide coupon (in the P&G normally) I end up over there.  This time, I had a couple Clean and Clear coupons so I picked some travel bottles of those up too.


:::So here’s my totals:::

Spent $10.97

($17.65 w/tax)

Saved: $101.51

89% Savings this week!

:::Monthly totals so far:::

Spent: $36.67

($48.97 w/tax)

Saved: $208.75

82% Savings for the month!!




Clearance Fusion Razors at Target! June 12, 2010

Filed under: Target — Beth @ 12:44 am

My Target had these on clearance for $4.90.  Use the $4 off any Gillette Fusion razor from the 6/6P&G and get them for $0.90 if your store has the same deal.



Target Steals 5/20/10 May 21, 2010

Filed under: Target — Beth @ 3:10 am

I went to Target tonight in hopes of scoring a sweet deal on toilet paper that I wrote about here.  Well, my Target doesn’t carry the 4 packs of Cottonelle so no deal for me.  (just another check in the long list of cons for the JC Target)  BUT I did score on some other items we needed.

Here’s what  I got, I had to split it up in 3 transaction because the coupons I had for the light bulbs specifically said “one offer per transaction”

Transaction 1 I got:
1 CFL Bulb $1.99
3 45 Count Bounce Dryer Sheets $1.94 each
  Total: 7.81 before taxes
 I used:
$2.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb Target Coupon

$1.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb
$0.50 off Bounce 5/2PG
$0.50 off Bounce 5/2PG
$0.50 off Bounce 5/2PG
$0.75 off Bounce at Target 5/16SS
$0.75 off Bounce at Target 5/16SS
$0.75 off Bounce at Target 5/16SS
$0.83 remainder of free gift card
  Total OOP:  $0.58 taxes included

Transaction 2 I got:
1 CFL Bulb $1.99
1 Box Plastic Spoons $1.37
  Total:  $3.38 before taxes
 I used:
$2.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb Target Coupon
$1.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb
   Total OOP: $0.50 taxes included

Transaction 3 I got:
1 CFL Bulb $1.99
1 Loaf Sara Lee Bread $1.89
  Total: $3.88 before taxes
I used:
$2.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb Target Coupon
$1.00 off Energy Smart Light Bulb
  Total OOP: $1.04 taxes included

Target Totals For The Night:
Before Coupons: $15.07 before taxes
OOP taxes included: $2.12!!!  I used to pay that for the bread alone! 

One note on my coupons, some cashiers/managers will not allow the 2nd coupon the the light bulbs because it causes overage.  If you still have these coupons, try it at your store.  Even if you can’t use the second coupon, it’s still a free light bulb, just not a money making light bulb.  :0)



CHEAP Toilet Paper at Target! May 18, 2010

Filed under: Target — Beth @ 9:07 pm

Target has just released a coupon for $1.50 off Cottonelle toilet paper, with no size restrictions.   Stack with the $0.50 off a 4 pack or larger.  Don’t forget to hit the back button after printing to print a second coupon.  (each computer can print 2 copies) Not exactly sure how much a 4 pack is at Target but $2.00 off is sure to make a good deal!