Thursday, January 13, 2011

My CVS trip 1/12

I haven't posted a trip in ages - mostly because I haven't had a good one.  But this trip went perfectly last night so I thought I'd show.  I did this all in one transaction.  Also I should note that the finish/lysol deal could have been even better had I had more finish coupons, but I only had 2 so this is the scenario I came up with.

(2) $3.00 - Finish Dishwasher tabs
- (2) $2.25/1 from 1/2 SS (regional coupon)
(2) $6.00 - Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic
- (2) $4/1 printables
$3.00 - Lysol Neutra Air Room Spray
- $1/1 printable
= $7.50, but received a $10 ECB! (so completely free plus $2.50 money maker)

$0.89 - Peanut Butter Snickers
= $0.89, received $0.89 ECB, so FREE

$1.59 - Hershey's Drops
= $1.59, received $1.59 ECB, so FREE

$7.99 - Physician's Formula Concealer (all three were the same price)
- $7.00 for in store promotion ($7 off all face products for Physician's Formula)
= $0.99 each

$47.45 - Total before coupons and the in store promotion

Used a $10 ECB from a previous trip (raincheck on some shampoos from Christmas)

$3.19 - Total after coupons and ECB's used.

Received a $10 ECB, a $0.89 ECB and a $1.59 ECB, so $12.48 total. 

McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal Review

Ok, so let me first start off by saying that this is a very unofficial review.  McDonald's did not ask me to do this, I just felt strongly about the oatmeal after I tried it this morning and felt compelled to tell someone about it.  Also, I know what you guys might be thinking.  "She has no right to complain about McDonald's.  It's McDonald's!!"  Well sure, but they have some decent stuff when you're in a pinch.  And honestly, I really wanted to try it since I have a new found love of oatmeal recently.  So here goes.

In case you hadn't quite figured it out yet, the top picture is from McDonald's website while the bottom picture is from my desk.  And no, I hadn't stirred the oatmeal at all.  But I had choked down about half of it.

Pros: It has some fruit in it.  Apples, dried cranberries and raisins to be specific.  It's under $2.  It's oatmeal.  Thus, it should be sorta healthy right?  I'm doing Weight Watchers, so I'll throw in there that it's 6 PointsPlus (very good for breakfast).  For the rest of you, it's 260 calories, 4.5 g of fat, 5 g of protein, 48 g of carbs and 5 g of fiber.

Cons: NO flavor.  Let me say that again in case you didn't hear me.  NOOOOO flavor.  Zero.  Zilch.  I would venture to say it had negative flavor there was so little.  Ok, ok, sorry.  The menu in the drive through says there is some brown sugar in it but you'd never know.  My refined culinary taste buds suspect a wee pinch of salt was not included in the recipe.

Bottom Line:  If you're in a pinch, sure, get the oatmeal.  But have reasonable expectations.

Reminder:  This review is NOT endorsed by McDonald's.  I just felt the need to spread the word.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Money Maker on Finish Electrasol Dishwasher Tabs at Walgreens

Yesterday we got 5 coupon inserts in the newspaper, and 2 of them were Smart Source inserts.  You'll definitely want to check them, because there is a $2.25/1 Finish coupon in one of them.  It is a regional coupon, but I got it (Dallas, TX).  Finish dishwasher tabs are on sale this week at Walgreens.  Here's how to make money on these:

$3.49 - Finish Electrasol 20 ct.
- $2.25/1 Finish 20 ct from 1/2/11 SS
= $1.24, but get back a $1.50 register reward!

So you actually make $0.26 on this transaction.  Now, I know this isn't anything fabulous, but it's been a long time since I've seen cheap or free dishwasher detergent and I'm about to run out.  I have 2 of these coupons and will definitely be heading to Walgreens ASAP.  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DEAD - Coupon for a FREE Hass Avocado

Go here for your coupon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

B1G1 Free Coupon for Special K Cereal

Go here to sign up and print your coupon.  I really like their granola as a quick snack but rarely buy it because it's such a high price for such a small box!  I know I know, it's easy to make homemade, but this is a good alternative in a pinch.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Sample of Nescafe Tasters Choice Coffee!

Go here for your free sample.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Luna Bar!!

Go here to sign up!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Sample of Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel

Go here for your free sample.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walgreens 4 Day Sale (12/1 - 12/4) Starts Today!

This week Walgreens has a special 4 day ad out.  You can see the ad here.  There's also a 15% friends and family coupon good TODAY, 12/1 only.

$3.00 - Purchase one Natrol Melatonin 100ct,  Receive $3 RR
-$2/1 Natrol Product, Any – 10-10-10 RP Insert
= $2 Money Maker!

$2.99 - Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter
– $1 IVC (monthly coupon booklet near the ads in the front of the store) 
– $1.50/1 from the 11/7/10 SS insert
= $0.49!!

$1.99 - Truvia Sweetener 40 pack
- $1/1 printable
- $1/1 from 9/12 RP insert
- $1/1 from November All You
= $0.99!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free Gas-X Prevention (plus money maker) at CVS has some high-value Gas-X coupons! Go here to print a coupon good for $4/1 Gas-X Prevention and $3 off ANY Gas-X products! With these coupons you can get a sweet deal at CVS thru December 4th!
Spend $20 on any Gas-X receive $10 Ecb (limit 1)
Buy 4 Gas-X Prevention 20 ct $6.29 each (based on online price)
Price: $25.16
Use 4 $4/1 coupons (you will need access to 2 computers)
Pay $9.16
Get back a $10 Ecb
Final cost FREE + $0.84 moneymaker!

**Don’t forget to print your CVS 20% off Shopping Pass!

Thanks, STL Mommy!