Saturday, August 28, 2010

CVS Weekly Deals 08/29 - 09/04

Not much in this weeks ad.

$3ECB WYB $10
Great Lash Mascara $5 less $1 coupon printable
=$5x2=$10-$1-$1-$3ECB=$5/2=$2.50 each

These are $4.24 at Walmart.

Go here for a complete list.

Thanks Southern Savers.

Walgreens Weekly Ad 08/29-09/04

Looks like a good ad this week at Walgreens. Go here for a complete list of the deals and to print your shopping list. Also, Walgreens has now published a coupon policy here. They will now allow two coupons on BIGI items. I keep a copy of the coupon policy in my coupon binder just in case.

Thanks Southern Savers.

Budget Update

Monthly Update

YEAH! For the month of August I was under budget by $27.58. I spent $472.42 on $755.13 worth of groceries. I saved $209.26 with coupons during the month.

Unfortunately, that will only purchase one college textbook:(

I saved 81% at CVS!!

Total out of pocket was $5.32 and I received an ECB of $7.00=$1.68 profit. Here's the details:

First transaction
  • (2) Listerine Zero $3.97 x 2 = $7.94 less (2) $2 coupons
  • (2) Mentos Gum BIGIF = $1.79
  • less (2) $2 ECB from previous week
Total due $2.61 and received (2) $2 ECBs

Second transaction
  • (1) Zegerid OTC (raincheck from last week's ad) $9.99 less $4 coupon from scanner
  • less (2) ECBs from transaction #1
Total due $2.71 and received $7.00 ECB

Don't you just love CVS??

Stockpiling list for the week of Aug 25-Aug 31

I do not have much on my stockpiling list this week.

Piggly Wiggly (Cost + 10%) (Some Walmarts will not match cost + stores)

  • Piggly Wiggly sugar 4lb bag 3/$5-this equates to $.42 per lb which is cheaper than the 10 lb bag I usually buy at Walmart at $.47/lb.
  • Wesson vegetable oil 48 oz $1.97
  • Nabisco premium saltines 16 oz box $1.95 less $.75/2 coupon 08/08 SS
  • Memphis or Original Bulls-eye BBQ sauce $.68 less $.75 coupon 08/29 SS = FREE

Walmart has their Rotel on Rollback for $.88 a can. Go here for a coupon $1/3 to reduce the price to $.55 a can.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Three inserts this weekend!!

Check out the papers this weekend because we should be receiving three inserts: P&G, Smart Source and Red Plum. For a list of coupons that may be included go here. Remember, larger cities receive more coupons than smaller ones like mine.

Thanks A Thrifty Mom.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Save $2.00 when you buy two (2) Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Click here for a $2.00/2 Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials Powder or Ready-to-Drink products.

New P&G coupon booklet

To receive your coupon booklet by mail:
  1. Purchase $50 (before tax or coupon discounts) worth of any P&G products between 09/01/10 and 12/31/10
  2. Circle the P&G products and their corresponding prices on your original cash register receipt(s)
  3. Fill out the form found here
  4. Mail the form in to the address found on the form.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What makes up your credit score?

According to FICO, over half of your credit score comes from your payment history and amounts owed. The length of your credit history comes in at fifteen percent of your score while your new credit and types of credit used are at an even ten percent each. While it may seem to have no rational explanation, your credit score is based on an undisclosed formula that we would all like to get our hands on.

The best advice I can give you about your credit score, is to check it often. At, you can receive for free a copy every 12 months of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. You can order a report from one of the reporting agencies every four months to ensure that your report is correct.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Grocery deals the week of Aug 4-Aug 10th

Here's a list of the stockpiling deals I see this week:

Piggly Wiggly (Brundidge and Troy)
Quarter sliced pork chops $1.69 per lb
Betty Crocker hamburger helpers 5/$5 less $.75/3 coupon from 06/20 SS
Kraft American cheese singles 12 oz pkg $1.99
Fire baked Red Baron or classic pizzas 10-22.6 oz pkg 2/$6
Pepperidge Farm assorted layer cakes 19.6 oz pkg 2/$5
Fresh green cabbage $.29 per lb

Shur-Value Foods (Dothan)
Fresh fryer family pack breast $.67 per lb
Fresh lean ground beef family pack $1.29 per lb
Fresh assorted pork chops $1.19 per lb

Food Depot (Cost + 10%)
Fresh ground beef family pack $1.38 per lb
Idaho potatoes 4 lb bag $1.13
California baby carrots 16 oz bag $.99
Kraft mayonnaise 32 oz jar $1.98 less $1.50/2 coupon from 06/20 SS
Peter Pan 16 oz jar peanut butter $1.28 less $.60 coupon from 08/01 SS
Lance crackers 8 ct pkg $1.55 less $1/2 coupon from 07/11 SS

Food World (Troy)
Kellogg's Pop Tarts 8 ct box 2/$3 less $1/2 coupon from 07/11 RP

Piggly Wiggly (Cost + 10%-Dothan)
USDA Split Grade"A" fryer breast $.88 per lb on family pack
Piggly Wiggly Grade "A" medium eggs $.49 a dozen
Colonial Giant bread 24 oz 2/$3
Wesson vegetable oil 48 oz $1.96
Kraft American singles 12 oz $1.88