Friday, January 25, 2013


Burkes Outlet had their 95% off Dot Sale again!  I'm so excited because I actually was able to get some things for ME, which never happens.  I did get the boys some hats, which I know my youngest will love. I got some cute sandals for the spring and summer too!  Check out the deals below!

My total for everything was $15.37
I had a $5 off coupon so that helped too!

2 dresses
1 capris
1 jacket
1 tank top
3 pairs of shorts

4 hats
3 shorts
1 pair of jeans
1 jean skirt

11 pair of shoes!

My total :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

CVS! Moneymaker!

Thanks to HIP2SAVE, I was able to get an AMAZING deal on Nivea Creme.
The deal which has now EXPIRED was Buy 2 Nivea Creme Tins for .99 each
Pay 1.98
Get Back $6 ECB

I did two transactions so I wouldn't have a huge ECB. My first transaction I bought 6 Creme Tins & used a $5 ECB I already had.  My total out of pocket expense: $1.34, I got back $18 in ECB! If you count the ECB I used, I still made almost $12 in ECB's!

My second transaction I bought 6 more Creme Tins, didn't use any ECB's and paid the full price total: $6.34, but got back $18 ECB! Almost a $12 moneymaker!!

The goods :)  They had plenty in stock, but since the deal is already expired I'm not sure it matters. I went as soon as she posted it last night, so glad I did too.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


FIRST time Farm Fresh has EVER doubled coupons up to $3, how exciting!  I didn't find too many deals but will probably go back tonight or tomorrow.  Everything in the picture I got for FREE!  I'm hoping to find more good deals!


I'm trying to start shopping at CVS again.  Their extra carebucks don't expire as quickly as Walgreens Register Rewards so that is a plus.  Here is my first trip to CVS in quite some time. 

2 small treSemme bottles- FREE (coupon from the magic coupon machine)
1 Cherry Blossom Shampoo- clearanced to 1.99, used $2 manf peelie coupon = FREE
1 Dial Lotion- clearance to 1.74, used 1.50 manf coupon = .24
2 clear therapy shampoo & conditioner- the conditioner was free when shampoo was purchased. used $3 manf peelie found on the bottle, plus I got back $1.75 from Ibotta making both items FREE!
2 muskateer - .75, get back .75 ecb = FREE
total: .94 plus tax!

The Ibotta App on my Iphone. Very Simple & Great way to earn money!

I won!

Hip2save is always listing sweepstakes to enter. I normally try to enter them whenever I get on the computer and pay bills.  I feel like that way I'm doing two things at once, and not wasting time.  Well I entered The Tuttorosso Ultimate Daily Giveaway and WON!  The giveaway ended in late December and I had no idea I won!

I was all excited about winning that I didn't even really 'get' what I had won, lol. It's a little pourer thing, yea, again no clue what the actual term is.  Eric is the cooker so its useful for him, lol.

New Year, New Way to Coupon?!

So between going to school full time, working 30-35 hours a week, and the boys in sports....I'm am super busy & unorganized as far as my coupons go. I used to label them by insert date and file them.  Well before I knew it, I had stacks of coupons EVERYwhere, and they were all mixed up. Not a good thing at all. I started slacking when it came to coupon, because I didn't feel like sifting through al the inserts and cutting on the day of the sale.  SO, with that being said I took the plunge and will try the COUPON BINDER!  I've got a pretty good start going on now.  I figured I will allow myself to do the cutting, sorting, tossing the expired ones on sunday. Once I get good, it shouldn't take me long at all. Then when there is a sale, I just take my binder and go!  Let's hope this works for me ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Farm Fresh.

This trip below was from a few weeks ago. Farm Fresh was doubling coupons up to $2.00, but I didn't find too many good deals. Everything was FREE, except the pork ribs.  They were .72 & .49.  I had a $2 off coupon for them which doubled, so a pretty great price!

Today's Shopping Trip.
Nothing really exciting but it was all FREE.

2 Simplait Yogurts
4 Campbell's on the go Soup (never tried this, doesn't look too appealing?)
6 Quaker Rice Snack Bags

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Happy New Year!

I'm so ready for this new year to begin! Last year was a very stressful & emotional year for me. I'm looking forward to 2013 & staying positive!  I don't typically do the whole new year resolution's thing, but I do want to become a better person each day. I want to attend church on a regular basis, which I'm currently 'church shopping' at the moment.  Hoping, to check out a new church this Sunday.  There are some more personal goals that I plan to work on as well. Maybe, one day I will share those.  I start my second semester of school NEXT WEEK!  I so enjoyed having a month off. I finished my last semester with a 4.0 GPA! Very exciting for me

I'm hoping to blog a little more this year, last year I didn't do as well as I should have. I'm hoping to catch some amazing deals, but with school, work, and the kids basketball games...things are pretty hectic around here.  I'm trying to get more organized.....which leads me to say...I might actually cave and do a coupon BINDER!!!  My normal method just isn't working because I'm so busy and I end up with piles and piles of coupon inserts everywhere!  Not sure when I will have time to start my binder, but hopefully soon.  I could use an tips or advice for starting one. I'm actually going to google a bit as far as categories, etc.

Lastly, I hope everyone has a blessed, happy and safe New Year!
If I could ask a special request for my dad, to just pray for his health. He had a stroke Christmas Eve, and has been in the hospital since. He needs to have open heart surgery, probably within the next week. I know he is a fighter and can overcome this, but the prayers would be greatly appreciated! He already started kidney dialysis 3 months ago. It's 3 times a week for the rest of his life. He's been through so much, but I know he can overcome these health issues. Prayers & Thoughts are greatly appreciated!