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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hello From Oregon!

It's been a while since you've heard from me! We made the big move from California to the Oregon Coast in early December, and immediately began working seven days a week a few days after getting here. Things are starting to level out a bit now that the Christmas rush is over, so I finally have some time to talk deals again.
Except... I'm almost in the middle of nowhere with no place to work deals like back in Cali! I knew this was coming, but still! Whoa!
We do have a local Select Market where we get basics, and I buy whatever is on weekly special if we need/will use it. These deals are nothing to write home about, but better than regular prices.
I shopped the other day with a fistful of store coupons and the cashier exclaimed, "Wow! You really got a lot of groceries for $50!" Meanwhile I was cringing at how few groceries I was getting for $50! lol




So, what's a couponer to do without a Walgreens, CVS, or other big store in which to wheel and deal? Tonight I turned to Alice.com. I've promoted it here before because of the massive number of rave reviews I'd read, but now I get to add my own voice.
I made a relatively small order as I had left California with a pretty hefty stockpile, and not all prices were what I'm willing to pay.
You might notice that there are coupons on Alice! I've read that they match insert coupons, but don't know that for certain. I've also seen products at very low prices after coupons, so there can be occassions to stock up.
Also shipping is always free, which is a BIG plus!
I will weigh in later with the rest of my experience.

Item Qty. Unit Price Total
9Lives Cat Food, Tuna & Cheese Bits in Sauce 1 $1.78 $1.78
Johnson & Johnson 100% Cotton Balls 1 $2.31 $2.31
Melitta Basket Coffee Filters, Brown 1 $1.97 $1.97
Ajax Dish Liquid, Lemon 1 $2.18 $2.18
Olay Foaming Face Wash, Aloe, Sensitive Skin 1 $4.89 - $1.00 Off $3.89
Old Wisconsin Sausage Beef Summer Sausage 1 $6.99 - $1.00 Off $5.99

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday and FREE Coffee

Please bear with me as we're moving to another state in one week's time and I've been very busy packing and traveling.
Here are some highlights you need to know about:

Black Friday Deals All Week at Amazon!
FREE sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee- NO shipping!
Black Friday Deals at A Full Cup

Happy saving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spend Black Friday in Your PJs!

If you don't want to head out at 3 am, or deal with throngs of people, there are terrific Black Friday deals to be found on Amazon as well. Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Coming!



Black Friday is coming! Plot your shopping, and don't miss a single deal.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Walgreens 11/16

This is likely my last trip this week- unless I go back to get the Aviva Monitors, which I may. FREE product plus $14.99 rebate sounds pretty dang good!

4 x Airwick Freshmatic Compact $4.99/ea (they need to adjust the price to $5.00 when ringing them up to work with the coupon)
1 x Aussie 3 Minute Miracle $2.99
4 x Swanson Chicken Broth 14 oz. 1@$1.39 3/$3.50
2 x 3M Transparent Tape $1.39/ea
5 x Campbells Cream Soups 1@$1.59 2/$3.00
2 x Lindsay Olives 2/$4.00
2 x Mazola Extra Virgin Olive Oil $5.99/ea
4 x Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice 2/$7.00
-4 x $5 Airwick MQ (11/15 insert)
-$0.35/4 Swanson MQ (11/8 insert)
-$1 Aussie MQ (10/11 insert)
-4 x $1.50 Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice MQ (11/15 insert)
-$1/2 Lindsay Olives IP
-$1/2 Mazola MQ (10/4 insert)
-$1/4 Campbells Condensed Soups IP
-$3.50 Campbells Soup In Ad Q
-$2.02 Lindsay Olive In Ad Q
-$4.00 Welch's In Ad Q
-$5.40 Mazola In Ad Q
-$2.80 Scotch Tape In Ad Q
-$2.67 Swanson In Ad Q
-$4 Thermacare RR

Total OOP $17.30
Total Savings $56.14
$2 Aussie RR

Total Profit $-$15.30

The way I'm shopping has changed a bit as I'm focused on stockpiling what I really need vs. what's producing RRs. I only have two weeks left with Wags, so I want to make the most of it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Walgreens 11/15

Here's how I started the week off;

1 x Ziplock sandwich bags 100 ct $1.99
1 x Ziplock gallon storage bags 20 ct $1.99
2 x Thermacare Heatwraps 8 ct $5.99/ea
2 x Puffs w/Lotion 80 ct $1.89
2 x Puffs Popup 108 ct $1.59
3 x Campbell's Gravy 1@1/$1.59 2/$3.00
2 x Linsday Olives 2/$4.00
1 x Aussie 3 Minute Miracle $2.99
2 x Colorsilk Haircolor $4.39/ea
2 x Ajax Powder $0.99/ea
3 x Sunday Paper $1.50/ea
2 x All 2x 32 loads 2/$7.00
-$0.50 Campbells Gravy MQ (11/8 insert)
-$1 Aussie MQ (10/11 insert)
-4 x $0.25 Pufs MQ (11/1 insert)
-$1/2 Lindsay Olives IP
-2 x $1 All IP
-$1/2 Ziplock MQ (11/15 insert)
- 2 x $3 Thermacare IP
-$3 Campbells Gravy In Ad Q
-$2.02 Lindsay Olives In Ad Q
-$0.98 Ajax In Ad Q
-$3.80 Colorsilk In Ad Q
-$3.40 Puffs In Ad Q
-2 x $5 Bayer RR
-2 x $4 Dulcolax RR
-2 x $1 Kotex RR

Total OOP $14.27
Total Savings $69.26
$2 Aussie RR
$4 Thermacare RR
Total Profit -$8.27

I will definitely be returning to Walgreens this week for more deals, and I'll hit CVS too, to use up some EBs before the move.