Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Family Times

I had a wonderful visit with my grandfather this morning! He has been visiting often this summer, and I have enjoyed it. This morning he surprised me by giving me a knife that he made.

I am so happy that he gave this to me, and that I will be able to cherish it for many years to come. This reminds me of the rich history that my family has, and I am grateful for the reminder this will be.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Publix Haul (7/15/2016)

Stocking up on salad dressing is awesome because we often get pasta couponing, and we can make pasta salad!

Here's the deal...

I bought six Wish Bone Dressings that were on sale BOGO $2.05.

-I used three $1.00 off 2, making them $0.52 each.

I also bought two Pam sprays that were on sale BOGO $3.07.

-I used two $0.30 off coupons that doubled, making these $0.94 each.

My total out of pocket with tax was $5.69.

These are good stock up prices for each of these items. I will probably print more Pam coupons this week and get a couple more.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dollar General Haul (7/15/2016)

There are few words to describe the complete chaos that is couponing the Dollar General Half-Price Clearance Sale. For those of you who don't know, this sale makes everything in the clearance section half off, so you can score some really great deals. Mix these with coupons, and you can hit the jackpot! I don't have a complete breakdown of this haul because it was all kind of a crazy blur, but I will tell you that my total out of pocket price was $2.11. Not bad for all of the cleaning supplies I was able to stock up on.

This consisted of...

-3 Large Bottles of Palmolive
-3 Spray Bottles of Soft Scrub
-2 Bottles of Pine-Sol
-2 Bottles of Mr. Clean
-2 Bottles of White Rain Body Wash
-1 Bottle Suave Body Wash
-2 Highlighters
-2 Packs of Mr. Sketch Markers
-1 Paper Cutter
-1 eos

Pros of shopping this sale:

-You can score some really great deals with or without coupons.

-There are more than likely five or more Dollar Generals in your area. These stores are everywhere!!!

-Dollar General's coupon policy is very lenient. As long as you are following the guidelines on the coupon, you should not run into any problems.

Cons of shopping this sale:

-The clearance aisles of certain Dollar Generals can be a bit overwhelming in their disarray.

-It's difficult to predict exactly what will be on sale, how much, and consequently, what coupons to bring.

I will admit that this was a ton of work, but I believe that it was well worth it.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Publix Haul (7/12/2016)

I made a trip to Publix since I was in town and snagged this deal.

I bought six Cesar Dog Food Tray at $0.75 each.

-I used two Publix coupons for Buy 2 Get 1 Free.

-I also used three coupons for $1 off two.

This made these free, plus $0.44 in tax.

I don't have a dog, but I got this deal because my mother and I have recently been selling things at a local flea market. I wondered how some of my stockpile things would go there, and I've done surprisingly well with it. For example...

These sold almost immediately at $0.25 each. My profit off of these was $1.06.

I also had some bottles of Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent that I bought for $1 each, and sold them for $2 each.

I strive to have multiple streams of income, so this is a great thing to fill my weekends with.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Target Haul (7/12/2016)

I love having Hot Pockets for breakfast! Target had these on sale for $2, and I had three $3 off coupons.

Here's the deal...

I bought three packs of Hot Pockets on sale for $2.

I used three $3 off coupons, making $3 in overage.

At Target, you have to have something soak up the coupon overage or the coupons won't come off. Therefore, I bought a pack of Sara Lee bread that was $2.29, and with tax it used most of the overage.

My out of pocket price was $0.64 in tax, or $0.16 per item!

I'm super happy about this haul. We'll be eating Hot Pockets for a while.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Update on Surprise Toilet Paper Deal

I recently read another post on Facebook that said the Charmin deal was still working. I doubted it, but since I was going to be in the area anyway, I decided to check. The deal had already been fixed(it was a computer glitch), but it did give me an opportunity to see what the actual price of it was. A whopping $6.97!!! As I mentioned in my previous post, during the $1 glitch, I snagged 15 of these and used four $1 off coupons. My out of pocket price was $12.39. At the regular price it would have been $104.55 plus tax. I'm so glad I was able to find some during the glitch. This was a great thing to stock up on, and a great price.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Kroger Haul (7/11/2016)

This deal on juice, that is usually priced at $2.49, brought me to Kroger this week, and I picked up a few other good deals while there. I love shopping at Kroger because of there points program.

Here's the deal...

I bought...

-24 bottles of juice that were on sale 10 for $10

-two Herbal Essence shampoos and two Aussie shampoos that were on sale $2.50

-And, one Gatorade Fuel Bar

I used...

-Twelve $1 off two juice coupons

-One $3 off two Aussie Kroger coupon

-One $3 off two Herbal Essence Kroger coupon

-FREE Gatorade Fuel Bar Kroger coupon

-And, a $0.50 Kroger Catalina

My total before tax was $15.50. The juice was $0.50 each, and the shampoos were $1 each.

Kroger Fuel Points Earned = 38

This was a pretty good trip to Kroger. We love juice, and our shampoo stockpile was starting to run low. We also picked up a few clearance items as we usually do when shopping there. Another reason I love Kroger is because they put out a digital coupon for something free every Friday, and that's what the Gatorade Fuel Bar was this week.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Surprise Toilet Paper Deal

As I've probably mentioned before, I avoid shopping at Walmart at all costs, however, I could not pass up this deal. I saw in a Facebook group that this toilet paper was ringing up $1.00, so I drove to three different stores and finally found some at the last one. There were fifteen on the shelf and I was able to reach ten. As I was checking out with them in self checkout, an employee had to enter a code for my coupons. I mentioned to her that there were five more that I could not reach and she went back and got them all for me! She was awesome!

Here's the breakdown...

I bought fifteen packs at $1.00 each.

I had four $1 off coupons.

My total OOP was $12.39 including tax, making them $0.83 each!

This was a great deal, and such a great surprise! I'm glad we'll be stocked up for the summer.