Thursday, December 31

Sharp Scissors Giveaway Day Six!


The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having a giveaway on each and every day left this year!  Her daily giveaways started on December 26th and ends today.  Head on over to her site HERE to enter today's giveaway (remember to check back each day through the 31st)!


The sixth and LAST giveaway for today, December 31th, is for a $50 Target Gift Card! You have until midnight tonight to enter...

Make sure to check back each day through December 31st for a brand-new giveaway!

Wednesday, December 30

It's Day Five of Sharpen Your Scissors Giveaways!


The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having a giveaway on each and every day left this year!  Her daily giveaways started on December 26th and end the 31st.  Head on over to her site HERE to enter today's giveaway (remember to check back each day through the 31st)!


The fifth giveaway for today, December 30th, is for a $50 Meijer Gift Card! You have until midnight tonight to enter...

More Great Deals on Pajamas at Kohls!

 
There are really a lot of great clearance items at Kohl's right now!  Paired up with the free shipping code NOCHARGE and 20% off code EXTRA20 you can score some great deals!  I found some cute Christmas jammies for Christmas 2010:
There are also some cute Curious George ones too (click here to see).  Most of these would be priced at $4.16!

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Tuesday, December 29

Carter's Sleep Bags for only $3.20 shipped!


I just saw a great deal for Carter's Fleece Sleep Bags for Newborns (0-9 months) at Kohls.  There are a few priced at $4.00 and with the promo codes, you can get them for $3.20 each!  The promo code is NOCHARGE for free shipping!  Also, use promo code extra20 for the additional 20% off!  These would make great baby shower gifts!  Take a look:
Hurry, they are going fast (a ducky version was already gone before I finished this post)!  I bought the dino and heart sleep bags for a total of $6.78!  These will come in handy with all the baby showers I have coming up this year...

Thanks SlickDeals.net!

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Sharp Scissors Lady Giveaway Day 4!


The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having a giveaway on each and every day left this year!  Her daily giveaways started on December 26th and end the 31st.  Head on over to her site HERE to enter today's giveaway (remember to check back each day through the 31st)!

The fourth giveaway for today, December 29th, is for a $50 Kroger Gift Card! You have until midnight tonight to enter...

Make sure to check back each day through December 31st for a brand-new giveaway!

Monday, December 28

CVS Shopping Trip


I was pretty excited about my trip to CVS tonight too, so I thought I'd share what I got.  I will get back to posting pictures too after the new year!

(2) Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6oz)
Price:  2/$7 ($3.50/each)
Used: (1) $3/2 Mfg Coupon from 12/27 P&G
Paid: $4 ($2/each)
Received: $2 Extra Care Bucks

(1) Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste
Price:  $2.99
Used: (1) $1/1 Mfg Coupon
Paid: $1.99
Received: $2 Extra Care Bucks

(1) Ivory Soap 3-pack
Price:  $0.99
Used: (1) $1/1 Mfg Coupon
Paid: $0
(more on this at It's Hip to Save)

(1) Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay
Price:  $0.99
Used: (1) $1/1 Mfg Coupon
Paid: $0
(more on this at It's Hip to Save)

(1) Detroit Free Press Newspaper
Price:  $1.50

TOTAL Paid
   $7.47
+ $0.72 tax
- $2.00 Extra Care Bucks from last week
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$6.19 and saved $13.58 (69% savings)


Plus, I have $4 in ECB to spend next week!  It's like I spent $2.19!!!  :)


To learn about all these deals, please check out Coupon Crazy Chrys.  Thanks so much, Chrys!



Kroger Shopping Trip



I just stopped by Kroger to pick up a few things to get us through the week.  We'll be leaving town on Thursday for a few days, so I didn't need to much...  Here's what I got:



 Price
Qty
Coupons
Price/ea
Price
Kroger 1/2 Gallon Milk
 $          1.00
2

 $       1.00
 $   2.00
Kroger Sour Cream
 $          1.09
1

 $       1.09
 $   1.09
Dannon Danimal Yogurt, 6pk
 $          1.88
2
 $      2.00
 $       0.88
 $   1.76
Dannon Activia Yogurt Tub
 $          1.88
1
 $      1.00
 $       0.88
 $   0.88
Doritos
 $          2.48
1
 $      0.50
 $       1.98
 $   1.98
Frito Lays
 $          2.48
1
 $      0.50
 $       1.98
 $   1.98
Kroger Instant Oatmeal
 $          1.25
2
 $      1.00
 $       0.75
 $   1.50
Kroger Pretzels
 $          1.19
1

 $       1.19
 $   1.19
Kroger Frzn Hashbrowns, 2lb
 $          1.67
1

 $       1.67
 $   1.67
Kroger Bread
 $          1.00
1

 $       1.00
 $   1.00
Kroger Oranges, 2lb bag
 $          2.00
1

 $       2.00
 $   2.00




Total
 $ 17.05




Tax
 $       -  




Rebates
 $       -  




Total Paid
 $ 17.05

I spent a total of $17.05 with a savings of $16.09 (49%).  I only used a few coupons, but purchased many $1 Kroger Store items that we needed.

I was pretty excited about the Kroger instant oatmeal coupon (loaded onto my Kroger card via shortcuts.com) for $1/2 boxes of the instant oatmeal.  The price after coupon was just $0.75/box!  I usually stock up at $1.25/box, so this was a great deal!

To find out more about how to get these deals, check out the Macomb Money Savers website here...

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Sharp Scissors Lady Giveaway Day 3!


The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having a giveaway on each and every day left this year!  Her daily giveaways started on December 26th and end the 31st.  Head on over to her site HERE to enter today's giveaway (remember to check back each day through the 31st)!

The third giveaway for today, December 28th, is for a $50 CVS Gift Card! You have until midnight tonight to enter...

Make sure to check back each day through December 31st for a brand-new giveaway!

Sunday, December 27

Sharpen Your Scissors Year End Giveaway Day 2



 The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having a giveaway on each and every day left this year!  Her daily giveaways started on December 26th and end the 31st.  Head on over to her site HERE to enter each day through the 31st!

The second giveaway for today, December 27th, is for a $50 Walgreens Gift Card! You have until midnight tonight to enter...

Make sure to check back each day through December 31st for a brand-new giveaway!

Saturday, December 26

Sharpen Your Scissors Giveaway!


The Sharp Scissors Lady is at it again.  She is having six days of giveaways, one for every day left this year!  Head on over to her site HERE to enter each day through the 31st!  The first giveaway for today, December 26th, is for a $50 Target Gift Card. Hurry up, you have until midnight to enter...

Make sure to check back each day through December 31st for a brand-new giveaway!

Wednesday, December 23

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



I just wanted to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas or simply Happy Holidays to those that don't celebrate Christmas.  Thanks you so much for reading my blog - I am so pleased and surprised that anyone at all is reading it.  I really appreciate it!  I hope you and your family have a safe, joyous and happy holiday!

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Tuesday, December 22

My CVS Shopping Trip


I also stopped by CVS tonight to use up some soon-to-be expiring Extra Care Bucks and here's what I got:


(1) Gallon Milk
Price: $1.99

(3) Johnson's Baby Wash (or Lotion)
Price:  $2.99/each
Used: (3) $1/1 Mfg Coupon
Paid: $5.97 ($1.99/each)

(1) Oral-B Satin Floss (55yd)
Price: $2.88
Used: $1/1 Mfg Coupon
Paid: $1.88
Received: $2.00 Extra Care Bucks


Total Paid
$9.84
+$0.71 tax
-$8.29 Extra Care Bucks from previous weeks

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$2.26 and saved $18.40 (89% savings)

Plus I have an addition $2 Extra Care Bucks for next time!


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My Walgreens Shopping Trip


I stopped by Walgreens to use my Register Rewards tonight and here is what I got:

(3) Disney Coloring Books
Price: $0.59/each
Used: (1) 3/$1 Walgreens in AD Coupon
Paid: $1 ($0.33/each)

(1) Norelco Replacement Head
Price:  $26.79 (33% off on sale)
Used: (1) $5/1 Mfg Coupon

Paid: $21.79

Total Paid
$27.79
+$1.67 tax
-$8.00 Register Rewards from previous weeks

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$16.46 and saved $26.70 (62% savings)

My husband needs a razor and his birthday is coming up soon, so this sale worked out well for me, plus I wasn't quite sure what to use my $8 in Register Rewards for (more in this here).


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Good Deal on Norelco Razors at Walgreens


I was sitting here trying to figure out what to do with all my soon-to-be expiring Register Rewards from Walgreens (read more about how I got them here).  The deals this week aren't very good (you can check them out here, thanks Chrys), but I noticed that Norelco and various other brands of electric razors or replacement heads are on sale this week for 33% off.  Plus there are some manufacturers coupons available here now for $5/1 Norelco replacement head or $10/1 Norelco Razor (the higher end models only).  In addition, I noticed that Walgreens has an online coupon here for $5/1 select Norelco razors.  Depending on what razor you are looking for, you might be able to get a great deal on a new razor for your hubby!

In summary:
 Norelco Razors (and other brands) are on sale for 33% off this week
- $10/1 Mfg Coupon
- $5/1 Walgreens Coupon
= one very inexepensive razor!

My husband happens to be in the market for a new razor (or replacement head for his existing razor) and his birthday happens to be coming up mid-January too!  The replacement head that I may get is currently on sale for $26.79 minus $5/1 Mfg coupon = $21.79 (plus I have $8 in Register Rewards left, so I would only pay $13.79 out-of-pocket).  I will be stopping by Walgreen's tonight and let you know what I find...

Where the Wild Things Are Floor Puzzle only $4.99!


I just noticed on SlickDeals.net (thank you!) that you can get a Where the Wild Things Are Floor Puzzle only $4.99 on Amazon.com!  This is a great deal for a large floor puzzle - it's 71% off!  This would make a great birthday gift for a little one!  This item qualifies for free super-saver shipping for orders over $25 or if you have signed up for a 1-month free trial of Amazon Prime, you can get free two-day shipping with no minimum order!

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Monday, December 21

Last Chance Deals at Amazon!


*Update - Most of these prices already went up! :(

Today is your last chance to snag any last-minute Christmas presents with Amazon Prime's free 2-day shipping.  You can still sign up for a free trial 1-month Amazon Prime Membership to get free 2-day shipping!  There are still so many great deals to snatch up, so take a look at what I found today:

If you are interested, you better hurry because the prices go up FAST!  I ordered six Melissa & Doug items at midnight (two Primary Lacing Beads for $4.98 each, one Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle for $3.99, one more Joey Magnetic Dress-Up for $4.98 one Lace and Trace Shapes for $4.98 and one Solar System 48-piece Floor Puzzle for $4.99) and most had went up when I got up this morning.  I am trying to get a lot of next year's birthday gifts out of the way early (and at great prices) so I don't overspend last-minute like I usually do!  Plus my one-month free trial Prime Membership is expiring soon and I want to get the free two-day shipping!

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Saturday, December 19

More Deals on Amazon!


With only a few days left to get your presents in time for Christmas with Amazon's 2-day shipping (you can get this with Amazon's free 1-month trial Prime membership), there are still quite a few great deals left.  Here are some deals I spotted:
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Friday, December 18

Frugal Friday Report


On Friday of each week, I plan to summarize a list of my weekly spending including how much I saved and percentage.  I am hoping to show how much I am saving and improving each week by using my new savy shopping skills! :)  I had a so-so week, probably due to my shopping trip to Meijer this week (more about it here) in which I bought a lot of kitty products not on sale (I think I need to find a coupon website/blog that focuses on savings with pets too!).  Here is my report:


Week #
Start
End
Spending
Savings
Savings %
1
10/8
10/14
 $  144.98
 $ 137.47
49%
2
10/15
10/21
 $  116.66
 $ 106.76
48%
3
10/22
10/28
 $    90.61
 $ 125.57
58%
4
10/29
11/4
 $    90.45
 $ 155.69
63%
5
11/5
11/11
 $  138.65
 $ 155.51
53%
6
11/12
11/18
 $    93.82
 $ 107.28
53%
7
11/19
11/25
 $    76.31
 $   66.72
47%
8
11/26
12/2
 $    74.26
 $ 123.52
62%
9
12/3
12/9
 $    57.49
 $   85.55
60%
10
12/10
12/16
 $    66.96
 $   66.36
50%




                              (click on graph to see it larger)

This week I didn't spend too much - $66.96, but my savings was at 50% ($66.36), which is a little lower than previous weeks.  I guess I shouldn't complain - 50% isn't too bad! 

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Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up for $4.99!


*Update - This went back up!

The Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Dress is priced at only $4.99 right now (take a look here) and qualifies for free super saver shipping or free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime.  This is a great deal and won't last long at that price!  My daughter has two of the girl versions and loves them, so I am thrilled to find one for my little guy!

Thanks, Macomb Money Savers!

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Thursday, December 17

Cement Truck Jibbitz (for Crocs) only $0.89 shipped!


*Update - this price went back up!

I was just checking out the Crocs website again this evening and noticed you can get these really cute Jibbitz for only $0.89 shipped.  The cement truck is super cute and is available in orange or blue too.  There are also a few guitars (for any music lovers!) available for $0.99 too.

If you aren't familiar with Jibbitz, they fit into the holes on the top of most Crocs sandals/shoes.  I thought they would make perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas*.  They are only $0.99 and you can also use coupon code C6VMRVKY3ISA (10% = $0.10 off) Ground shipping is free too (make sure to select this option on the shipping page).

Jibbitz usually run from $2.50 to $3.00, so this is a pretty good deal considering you don't have to leave your house to get them!

* The shipping page states that ground shipping takes 5-7 business days, so this item may not make it for Christmas, but would make a cute gift for another occasion...


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Crocs Mary Jane for only $5.03 Shipped!



Right now on Crocs.com, you can get some pretty good deals!  Crocs is offering 30% on all outlet items, plus you can use coupon codes MYCOUP20 for additional 20% off + C6VMRVKY3ISA for another 10% off.  Plus, remember Crocs is offering free economy shipping all month!  I did a little research and found the above picture shoe (Girls Mary Janes, in red) are available in limited sizes in the outlet for only $5.03 shipped!  Here's how:
  1. Go here to find your shoes in the Crocs Outlet (the 30% off will be applied after you add item to your cart).
  2. Add item to your cart.
  3. Enter coupon codes MYCOUP20, then C6VMRVKY3ISA.  Yes, they can be stacked!
  4. Choose Ground Delivery for shipping.
Your total should be $5.03 including shipping!  NOTE - This might not make it to your house by Christmas.  The Ground Shipping note states this, but it says it normally takes 5-7 business days, which would mean Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) at the earliest, so it is possible!  Still this would make a great birthday present for 2010!

Thanks, Slickdeals.net!

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Wednesday, December 16

My Meijer Shopping Trip


I went shopping at Meijer this morning and ended up with a few good deals, but had a few high-priced items like cat litter and cat food that brought the total up a little higher than I had hoped for.  Here's what I got:


Item
 Price
Qty
Coupons
Total
Tropicana Trop50 Orange Juice, 59 oz carton
 $  2.92
1
 $      2.50
 $     0.42
Mott's Applesauce, 48oz
 $  1.67
2
 $      1.00
 $     2.34
McCormick Cinnamon
 $  2.31
1
 $          -  
 $     2.31
Kraft Shredded Cheese, 8oz
 $  1.49
2
 $      1.00
 $     1.98
Meijer Chicken Breast (Bonelss, Skinless)
 $  1.69
4.3
 $          -  
 $     7.22
Meijer Whole Wheat Tortillas
 $  1.39
1
 $          -  
 $     1.39
4 lb bag Oranges
 $  1.99
1
 $          -  
 $     1.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
 $  1.67
2
 $      1.50
 $     1.84
Bananas
 $  0.44
2.37
 $          -  
 $     1.04
Bread
 $  1.89
1
 $          -  
 $     1.89
Meijer Honey
 $  1.99
1
 $          -  
 $     1.99
Arm & Hammer Cat Litter, 28 lb box
 $  8.99
2
 $      6.00
 $   11.98
Purina Cat Chow, 16 lb bag
 $11.88
1
 $          -  
 $   11.88



 $          -  
 $          -  
$5 off $25 or more Meijer Coupon


 $      5.00
 $    (5.00)




  



Subtotal
 $   43.27



Tax
 $     1.49



Price Paid
 $   44.76

I waited until the last minute to buy all my kitties items, so I think I paid a little more the I should have.  I saved only 40% ($13.24 in Meijer sales and another $17 with my coupons).

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Tuesday, December 15

More Great Deals on Toys at Amazon!


*Update - these prices all went up since this post*

I just checked Amazon before heading to bed and noticed there are a few more great deals on toys.  Here's what I spotted:

All of these items also ship for free with an Amazon Prime membership (more on this here).

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Monday, December 14

Leapster Game: Star Wars Jedi Math Game for Only $5!


*Update - this deal has expired*

If you are a Best Buy Rewards customer, you can get Star Wars Jedi Math game for the Leapster 2 (this game also works in the Leapster unit) for only $5 shipped ($2 + $3 shipping)!  Click here to check it out!  This is a great deal for this game, which retails at $25 and is currently priced at $19.60 on Amazon.com and for $24.88 at Walmart.com.  This game also has some high ratings on both sites, so you better hurry!

I heard about this on Slickdeals.net (thanks!).

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Melissa & Doug See & Spell $9.99 (50% off)



*Update - this item's price has since went up*

Amazon has the Melissa & Doug See & Spell on sale for $9.99, which is 50% off!  I just bought one for a Secret Santa present (for a 3-year old), because the reviews and ratings were really good...  It has been on sale all day long, so you better hurry to get it at this great price!  This item ships for free with an Amazon Prime membership, which you can sign up for free 1-month trial membership for here.

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Frugal Friday Report


On Friday of each week, I plan to summarize a list of my weekly spending, savings and % savings.  I am hoping to show how much I am saving each week by using coupons and sales to my advantage.  I am extremely late with my Frugal Friday Report this week - sorry!  I really haven't spent much on groceries this week, because we've been so busy with Christmas parties and such that I haven't needed to cook much!  I am not sure if this week should really even count, but here it is:


Week #
Start
End
Spending
Savings
Savings %
1
10/8
10/14
 $  144.98
 $ 137.47
49%
2
10/15
10/21
 $  116.66
 $ 106.76
48%
3
10/22
10/28
 $    90.61
 $ 125.57
58%
4
10/29
11/4
 $    90.45
 $ 155.69
63%
5
11/5
11/11
 $  138.65
 $ 155.51
53%
6
11/12
11/18
 $    93.82
 $ 107.28
53%
7
11/19
11/25
 $    76.31
 $   66.72
47%
8
11/26
12/2
 $    74.26
 $ 123.52
62%
9
12/3
12/9
 $    57.49
 $   85.55
60%








(click on graph to see it larger)

I only spent $57.59 and saved a total of $85.55 (60%).  Unfortunately this week shouldn't "count" entirely because, like I said, we ate out at Christmas parties a LOT this week!

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