Here’s my latest deals…
At CVS I used my card and my husband’s card. I had no Extrabucks on either, so I had to start from scratch. I did 4 transactions and got everything pictured for $7.91 out of pocket, but I now have $13.50 in Extrabucks so it’s a $5.59 moneymaking deal! I’m hoping to roll some of these bucks next week.
Coupons.com has a 25% off any one item at Peebles printable coupon. I used one on a pack of clearanced underwear for my husband for $4.39 and one on a pair of clearanced Skechers tennis shoes for me $7.49 (regular price was $60.00!)
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that it’s been nearly 2 years since I shopped at a Wal-Mart. (Haven’t missed it a bit!) I always had so many problems with them not accepting my coupons and my local stores did not follow the corporate coupon policy. I decided to give them another shot today and it actually went well. (I did carry a copy of the Wal-Mart coupon policy with me just in case.) I had a very nice cashier who accepted all of my coupons. She did have to call another cashier over on one that said I didn’t purchase the right item (I did have the correct item) so I thought trouble was coming, but she manually entered it without a problem. I made sure I had my camera in my purse just in case I saw a creature to send to peopleofwalmart.com! My mom was still approached by a stranger in the parking lot wanting to know if she knew of anyone who needed to rent a house. C-R-A-Z-Y! I’m sure I won’t be making Wal-Mart a weekly or even a monthly shopping stop, but I did leave with a few freebies and I didn’t have to fight to use my coupons. Here’s what I got…
Missing from the photo is a package of Fiber One Yogurt that I had a FREE coupon for (value of $2.12)
(3) Sponges .84 each – had (3) $1.00 off coupons so I got a little overage!
(4) Bic pens $1.00 each – had (4) $1.00 off coupons = FREE
Cetaphil lotion $5.97 – had $5.00 off coupon = .97
Large Bandages $1.50 – had $1.00 off coupon =.50
(2) Armour All Protectant $2.37 each – had (2) $2.00 off coupons =.37 each
I feel like I finally have time to get back into my weekly deal shopping! My stop tonight was at CVS (or FREE-VS). I have three cards (mine, hubby’s, and Mom’s) but I only had one $4.50 ECB on my Mom’s card so that’s what I used. I did two transactions.
Carefree panty liners $1.00 (had $1.00 off coupon = FREE)
(2) Bayer Baby Aspirin $1.00 each (had two $1.00 off coupons = FREE)
Kotex U Pads $4.99 (had $1.00 off coupon)
Stayfree Pads $3.69 (had $2.00 off coupon)
Used $4.50 ECB and paid $1.66 out of pocket. I earned back a $4.99 ECB for the Kotex and a $2.00 ECB for the Stayfree. Moneymaker!
(2) Right Guard anti-perspirant $2.49 each (had $3.oo off 2 coupon)
Hydro 3 Razor $8.99 (had $5.00 off coupon)
(3) Milk Duds on clearance for .39 each (fillers)
Used the $4.99 and $2.00 ECB’s from the first transaction and paid .88 out of pocket. Earrned back $4.00 ECB for the razor and $4.00 ECB for the Right Guard. Slight moneymaker. Now I have $8.00 ECB to work with for next week!
This morning I made two strawberry pies. This recipe is easy and inexpensive to prepare, but so tasty! (If you are a frequent Walgreens shopper I’m sure you have plenty of Royal gelatin in your pantry too. I often use it as a “filler” item when it’s on sale.)
1 baked deep dish pie crust
1 quart strawberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 small package strawberry gelatin
Slice strawberries and place in the baked pie shell. Combine sugar, water, and cornstarch and cook in a saucepan, stirring constantly until clear. Remove from heat and stir in dry gelatin. Pour over the strawberries. Refrigerate.
I wonder what I’ll make next……any suggestions?
Happy Saturday! This morning Roger and I went to pick strawberries, something we’ve never done together. It was a sunny and breezy morning – ideal weather. We went to Adams Acres which is just a short 10 minute ride from the Creek. We each picked a bucket full. Of course the best part is eating while you pick!
I also had a great shopping trip at Save-A-Lot spending just $25 on this week’s groceries after coupons – sorry no photo.
I tried out a new and easy recipe today that I wanted to share. Several weeks ago there were some great Betty Crocker cake mix coupons that when doubled made for nearly FREE cake mixes. I stocked up on a few flavors. Here’s how I used a carrot cake mix this afternoon. It’s called 24-Carat Cake.
|1||package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® carrot cake mix|
|1/2||cup vegetable oil|
|1||can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained|
|1/2||cup chopped nuts|
|1/2||cup shredded coconut|
|1||tub (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting|
|Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans with shortening or spray bottoms with cooking spray; lightly flour.|
|In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and pineapple (with juice) with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in nuts, coconut and raisins. Pour into pans.|
|Bake 8-inch rounds 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.|
|Fill layers and frost side and top of cake with frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.|
First, what’s wrong with this picture? Yes, label says chunks, but it’s slices. I needed crushed, but I didn’t have any. I ended up saving half of the pineapple for breakfast tomorrow and put the rest in the food processor for the cake. Think I should notify Food Lion?
I got up early yesterday to shop at a few yard sales and found some really nice bargains! I was happy to find several like-new shirts to help out my wardrobe. Prices ranged from .25 to 1.00. I also found some shoes, a skirt/jacket set, a cookbook, hankies for my husband, an old Elliott Sadler hat and an adorable hand-knitted purse for the fall.