4:23 PM

Walgreens $5/$20

Another $5/$20 Walgreens coupon...what else is new?

3:38 PM

A Couple of Freebies

Free Fall Healthy Samples and Night time renewal kit (I'm afraid of getting the tempurpedic sample...I seriously pine for one of those beds)

10:35 AM


I didn't take a picture of this trip, because I put everything away in my constant battle to keep clutter at bay, and forgot about a photo. Anyway, CVS has quite a few good ECB deals going on this week. Noteworthy to me were...

Spend $25 on Huggies, Gerber, etc and get $10 ECB. I got 1 pack of diapers, 1 pack of Pull-ups, 4 packs of stage 2 fruit. Total...exactly $25-$3 coupons -$10 ECBs...$12 for 2 packs of diapers and 8 tubs of fruit. I paid with Extra Care bucks left from my last trip 2 weeks ago.

Also, I picked up some fall decor for 50% off. There are seasonal Halloween items like candy corn, light sticks, and pumpkin containers for free after ECB. My CVS only had the candy corn left of the free items. I loathe candy corn, but figured the kids might want it. My CVS was also out of the free Gum toothbrush 2 pack, and the free after ECB Powerade.

I was disappointed as usual, due to the ECB deals always being sold out by Monday morning. I decided to consult my favorite "Jamaican photo lady" who I now know is named Eden (thanks goodness I have a name to use for her now in my mind), about when the ECB deals roll over. I had heard it was really Saturday night, not Sunday morning. She said Saturday around 4pm they roll over and I can get the new deals. This would require checking the ad on Hot Coupon World in advance, and I have been lazy about bargain hunting for a long time now, but it would probably be worth it. I will try it next week, and let y'all know how it goes!

If you haven't joined the CVS advisor panel, you should. I got another $10 ECB for filling out a short survey that they emailed me yesterday. It was definitely worth the 5 minutes it took to fill it out.

9:40 AM

Aeropostale Sale and Extra Code

There is a good clearance sale going on at Aeropostale. I know I'm a little old for this store, and I haven't bought anything there before, but I did put in a small order for a pair of jeans and 2 tops. A code that gives an extra 30% off clearance items is CLEAR30.

Here is what I got...jeans down from $50 to $11 with code, and 2 shirts down from $25 and $30 to $6.99 with code. Happy shopping!

11:45 AM

$1.67 Tyson Chicken

Kroger has boneless skinless chicken for $1.67/lb starting today. That is the best price I've seen in ages. I restrained myself to 8 packages so as to allow other shoppers to stock up also. I may check back in later in the week for more though. My receipt said I saved something ridiculous like $40 just on 8 packs of chicken.

5:26 PM

Today's Bargains

I stuck one toe in the water of bargain hunting today...I'm a little rusty. I needed baby food and training pants, so I picked up a few extra deals while I was out. Here they are...
4 bags of candy (4/$10)($4 Walgreens rebate...you can do them online now!)(There are supposedly internet printable coupons for these, but I didn't have them)
2 25 oz bottles of Garnier Fructis $5.99 ($3 off coupon from October Easy Saver, $2 coupons from 5/4 Red Plum insert)
2 Glade 2in1 candles ($2 Walgreens Rebate, $1 coupons 9/14 Smart Source)
1 Crest toothpaste $1.99 ($1 coupon 9/28 P&G insert Walgreens Easy Saver Coupon $1)
16 Halloween pencils (in ad coupon 8/$1)
6 Halloween tatoo booklets (in ad coupon 3/$1)
$31.95 subtotal
-$14 coupons
$17.95 OOP
Rebates earned: $6
Always Infinity 18ct- $4.98 free after ECB's
Colgate Max Fresh $2.99 ($2 ECB, $1 coupon 9/28 Smart Source insert)
32 oz Vitamin water $2.29 free after ECB's

Total: $10.95 (plus tax)
Paid with Gift Card.
Out of Pocket: $0
ECB's earned: $9.27

5:22 PM

14 Days of Free Vitamins

14 Day Supply of Vitamins...Free!
Nature Made

7:51 AM

Free Swedish Fish T-shirt

Go here to get a free Sweedish Fish T-shirt.

1:32 PM

Free Stuff From Enfamil & Baby Stuff

Free samples and gift pack from Enfamil.

More Free baby stuff. Who doesn't love free stuff?

9:40 AM

Another Walgreens Coupon

Another $5/$20 Walgreens coupon. I have yet to use one of these since they changed it to $20 after all other coupons. I haven't done any of the monthly easy saver deals in ages though, so it may be worth it to start up those again using this coupon.

12:38 PM

Halloween Costumes

I'm notorious for buying Disney Store Halloween costumes. I prefer to buy them after Halloween when they are on clearance, because they are great costumes, and my daughters really work the dress up thing...like ALL THE TIME. Unfortunately, Disney does not have a very large selection of pirate costumes (they have 1), and my big girls decided that they should be pirates this year. The little ones aren't really old enough to express a costume preference yet, so they will all be running with the pirate theme this year.

So, I found myself like the average Joe, or average Jane in this case...needing to buy Halloween costumes in October. (gasp) The shame of procrastination. I don't really have time to scour the stores for 4 pirate costumes, and I challenged myself to keep the costume budget really low this year ($60 to outfit 4 kids was my goal...my price goals are such a fun little game to play...does that mean I'm mental?). I decided to turn to my old friend Google, to find suitable costumes, hopefully for a steal. To make it easier, I decided at this price point, I wasn't going to worry about quality (when I want that I shop at my beloved Disney Shopping).

I decided to go with a place called Costume Craze. (I Googled for a promo code when I got to checkout and came up with 10% off with code SNTEN). I was able to easily take care of the big girls' costumes. For L&X I had to get creative, I ordered a boy's and girl's pirate costume in tiny sizes, and depending on the fit I may have to rearrange the costume components to make them work for the right gender. Worst case scenario, I may have to do a little lazy woman's version of alteration on X's costume. It is darn hard to find baby boy pirate costumes (they are sold out everywhere). The coupon code took care of the shipping costs and I came in at $49. That leaves me $11 for any odds/ends. Not too shabby.

6:18 AM

Free $10 Coupon Booklet from Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker