August 2009

Holy Gift Cards Batman!

by Gina on August 31, 2009

I came home to find a bazillion gift cards in my mailbox!

I had tried out the offers that were shared by FreeSampleFreak HERE. These included Travel Advantage, Auto Advantage, Complete Home, and Live Well. If you decide to try the offers, be sure to follow her instructions and links to ensure that you are registering for the right rewards since some of them have changed. To my surprise, I received about $130 in giftcards for offers that only required $1 for a month trial each! I just have to remember to cancel them in a couple of weeks or less so I don’t get charged more. Another tip – use a prepaid Visa giftcard instead of a credit card to avoid any charges that you did not authorize later on.

I also received a $50 gift card to CVS from Discover Card rewards and a $25 gift card to Rite Aid from my July rebate.

I am stoked! Off to spend the Target money tonight!

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CVS 8/30/09

by Gina on August 31, 2009

TOTAL: $6.75 plus tax

6 Glade Fragrance Collection 2oz candles
Used 6 FREE product coupons and received $0.60 in overage
Total: $0.60 MM!

6 Glade Fragrance Collection Reed Diffusers $41.94
Coupons: $11.00
ECB’s: $27.96
Total: $2.98

4 Bounce Dryer Bars $15.96
ECB’s: $4.00
Coupons: $7.00
Total: $4.96

2 Pair Scissors $5.98
Raincheck for ECB’s: $5.98
Total: FREE

2 packs pencils $3.98
Raincheck for ECB’s: $3.98
Total: FREE

5 Newspapers: $10.00

Essence of Beauty Robe: $5.00

4 Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor $19.96
Coupons: $16.00
ECB’s: $8.00
Total: $4.04 MM!

1.5oz almonds .99
Coupon: $1.69
Total: $0.70 MM!

Charmin Toilet paper (no pictured) $9.98

3 packs of gum: $4.17

Then I used 5 $5/$25 coupons!


Menu Plan Monday 8.31.09

August 31, 2009

Monday – Leftover Burgers from the grillTuesday – Teriyake Salmon and saladWednesday – Chicken, broccoli, cheese, and brown rice bake (my own creation)Thursday – leftoversFriday – Frozen Veggie pizza (Gina), frozen regular pizza (Bryan)Saturday – possibly going outSunday – Taco Night

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Profit at CVS 8/26/09

August 26, 2009

Profit: $4.30! 6 Poise Liners @ $2ea = $12.00Coupons – $9.00ECB’s back – $3.00Total: FREE 6 Reece’s PB Cups – $3.00Coupons – $3.30Total: $0.30 MM! 4 Glade Scented oil Candle Holders @ 2.50eaCoupons $6.00ECB’s back – $3.00Total: $1.00 Then I used a $5/$25 coupon!

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Mail Call! 8/26/09

August 26, 2009

I joined a company called Bzzz Agent a while back… like at least 6 months back…and I had never heard anything from them. They send products to you to try out and sample in exchange for you blogging and telling others about what you thought of them. Well I finally got something!I received a trial […]

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Zyrtec MM at Rite Aid!

August 25, 2009

Profit: $15.91!!! Transaction 1 1 Zyrtec 10mg, 30ct – $18.99Used $5 in ad QUsed $4 Mfg. QTotal: $9.99 Colgate Advanced Toothpaste $2.49SCR $2.49Coupon: $1.00Total: $1 MM! Then I tried to get a couple of Tylenols that were on sale for $2.99, but the coupon I wanted to use was only for a certain type. I […]

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Quick CVS Trip – 8.24.09

August 24, 2009

Total: FREE! 4 Carefree Ultra Protection Liners 3.79eaECB’s received: $15.16 Composition Notebook $0.99ECB’s received: $0.99 They were out of the Glade Sense and Sprays which would have enabled me to use my $5/$25 coupon to turn this into a money making deal, so I had to settle with these items. I will check another store […]

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Menu Plan Monday!

August 24, 2009

Monday… Sweet and Sour Chicken (a la Wanchai Ferry) Tuesday… Hamburger Helper for Bryan (using ground Turkey) Wenesday… Leftovers Thursday… Grilling after the pool – Burgers and Hotdogs Friday… Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Saturday… Chicken Parmesan Sunday… Leftovers Best of all, we have all of the ingredients on hand!

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CVS 8.23.09

August 23, 2009

Total: $6.00+tax(keep in mind the newspapers are normally $2 each) I ran out to CVS this morning to get my newspapers and a few other items that were free after Extra Bucks. This is what I purchased: 6 Newspapers $12.00 4 Carefree Ultra Protection Liners $15.16ECB’s back: $15.16Coupon: $1.00Total: $1.00 MM! 2 CVS Composition Notebooks […]

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Kroger Mega Event – Round 2!

August 23, 2009

$26.66 +tax(original total was ~ $140.00) The Mega Event hosted by Kroger is running through 9.2.09, so I re-loaded the coupons from and and gathered my coupons for another trip. This is the breakdown: ***MEGA EVENT*** 6 Nature Valley Trail Mix Bars 11.946 $0.50 off coupons doubled to $1 ea1 Shortcuts coupon $0.501 […]

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