Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walgreens Trip 9/26 Sat

wow!! I did great today!!! even my mom was shocked!!

First Transaction:

(I should've really searched for a cheaper item than the pencil I was in a rush)
I didn't need pencils with this order either I only had 4 coupons/rr and 5 products)
If I had another rr/coupon than that would've worked! and If i had 2 more rr's/coupons I would've needed another
Ok...I'm getting it now!! See I'm learning too!
(See important info below on rr's/coupons)

toothbrushes 2/ $4.00 ( b1g1 coupon -$1.79 and it gave back $2 rr)
used my $5 rr for nail polish I got yesterday , and 2 rr's

Paid- $2.62
Got back
$2 rr
$5 rr Sally Hansen

Second Transaction:

2 J&J lotion 2 $5.99 (2/ $1. off coupons)
toothbrushes 2/ $4.00 (b1g1 coupon -$1.79 and it gave back $2 rr)
3 Sally Hansen 40% off (2/$1. coupons and $5 rr from 1st order also got back $3 rr :)

Ok now on that order I had 9 coupons and 11 products I didn't need 2 of the pencils!
now if I had 2 more rr's/coupons then yes I would've kept the pencils!!
(See important info below on rr's/coupons)

Paid $5.24
got back
$2 rr
$3 Sally Hansen

darn I was in such a rush I forgot to get the Thermcare pads and that's what messed me up!!
I did have this all written down by the way, see I don't even follow my own

Also see on the right some helpful Walgreen links and Videos ;)

added this helpful info:

♥ Register Rewards (RR) ♥

register rewards (RR) are coupons from the Catalina machine that print after you make a qualifying purchase. Most RRs are "On Your Next Order" (OYNO) which can be used like cash on your next order. (Sometimes you may receive a Catalina for $ off a particular item or an advertisement for an rr deal.)

♥ how can i use rr? ♥

generally, you can use your rr like cash on your next purchase. but of course there are exceptions.

Most RRs explicitly say that they can not be used on tobacco, alcohol, tax, lottery tickets, money orders, stamps, dairy, or any gift cards or pre-paid cards. however, some stores still allow rr's to be used on some of these items, so ymmv.

as stated in the fine print, you cannot use more RRs and manufacturer coupons than number of items you are buying. as long as you are buying as many items as you have rr & manufacturer coupons, you should be able to use more than one rr. (store coupons do not affect how many manufacturer and rr's you can use.)

You cannot "roll" rr's into the same deal 99% of the time. for example, if you use an RR from Kellogg's to purchase more Kellogg's items, you will NOT get another RR. the best way to "roll" is to use your Kelloggs RR to complete a different rr deal. You can then use the RRs from the 2nd deal, to purchase more Kelloggs.

Sally Hansen had its own deal so you are able to flip those since the rr is for that product only!

♥ how can to use coupons? ♥

if you are using a manufacturer's coupon and a wags coupon on the same item and hoping for overage towards your other items, give the manufacturer's coupon first. a manufacturer's coupon will be rejected by the register if it is over the cost of the item, but a wags coupon will go through.

for example:
the incorrect order...
deodorant $1.99
-$1 in-ad coupon (wags coupon)
-$1 manufacturer's coupon - will beep and register will not accept it because it is over $.99!

but if you give the cashier the manufacturer's coupon 1st...
deodorant $1.99
-$1 manufacturer's coupon
-$1 in-ad coupon (wags coupon) - will not beep
=-$.01 (of course you will need another item or tax on your transaction for the penny to apply to)

the registers will not accept more coupons/rr than items. so if want to use rr, but already have a manufacturer's coupon for each item, you can add a small "filler" item for each rr. use the cheapest items you can find (single pencils are good.)

  • B1G1 or BOGO = Buy one get one free
  • FAR = free after rebate
  • HBA = Health & Beauty Aids
  • MFR = manufacturer
  • MIR = Mail In Rebate
  • OOP = Out Of Pocket
  • RP = red plum coupon insert from sunday newspaper
  • RR = register rewards (from printer store printer)
  • SS = smartsource coupon insert from sunday newspaper
  • V = Valassis (same as red plum) coupon insert WYB = When You Buy
  • One thing to remember about Walgreens RR is you can not use a ”chap stick RR” to pay for another chap stick and have another RR print. BUT you can use a “toothpaste” RR to pay for chap stick and have another RR print.
  • Also remember that Walgreens has a coupon item ratio rule, you can only use as many coupons as you have items. They count RR as coupons. SO on transaction #1 I wanted to pay with a bunch of $1 RR as well as others. BUT I was only buying 4 items ( all of which had manufacture coupons which meant my item coupon ratio was already 4 to 4) I wanted to pay with 9 RR ( for a total of $25 in RR) so I had to buy 9 filler items so my coupon item ratio was now 13 items 13 coupons.
  • Also remember that only one RR per product will print per transaction. For example I wanted to buy 4 bottles of Dayquil but it has a $3 RR print when you buy 2. In order to have 2 RR print for $3 I did 2 transactions. My store is happy to let me go thru the line more than once ……but some store will limit you.
Now that's some Great info!!
Thanks to i heart wags

Go ahead now you try this!!
Do the same transactions like I and i heart wags
I actually follow her steps so please ck her out too!

Soon we all will master this, we just need to learn the ropes!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kmart Double Coupon 9/27- 10/05

Get your Coupons Ready!!!

I'm sooo Excited....
Kmart will have double coupn week in select areas starting 9/27 -10/05!

They double up to $2.00 so if you have a $2.00 coupon that is $4.00 off!!!

Check out this email one of MoneySavingMadness readers was sent:

"Thank you for your recent correspondence. We are always interested in hearing from our customers. We appreciate your interest in our double coupon event. This event is for select participating Kmart locations from 09-27-09 to 10-05-09. Please check with us on 09-21-09 for the listing of participating store in your local area. Again, thank you for your interest in our Kmart Double Coupon Event. We invite you to visit any of the participating stores..........."

This was posted by Itshiptosave ck her out!!

I cant wait I know my store will be having it yeah!!!
I did good last time I'm sure to do better this time. I'm on a coupon hunt!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why Coupon???

You can find a “thrifty deal” at just about any store you go to. All stores have deals it is how you use your coupons with the stores sales that really helps you save. You can just walk into any store and use a coupon you will save some money…but the key to saving is waiting to use a coupon with a really good sale. Walmart and Publix do tend to have lower prices over all, but they do not run promos very often like Albertsons and Walgreens. The goal is to stock up on these promo items at their lowest price point, and then use a coupon on top of that promo to get that item at its rock bottom price.

When you first start to coupon it is sometimes best to shop at the lowest price stores for your “must have items for that week” but set aside part of your budget for your stock up coupon items. That way you can feel ok about buying 30 cans of soup in a week, knowing that your family will now have soup for the next few months at is lowest price point. But you have also taken care of the basics first. Before long you kitchen pantry will be full of items that you got at their lowest price point or free. And you will not have to pay full price for them when you run out…instead of running to the store and paying full price you just run to your pantry.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Walgeens Trip 9/12 Sat

Well I did pretty good today!
oh and the cashier today took 8 rr's on 1 transaction, I thought I could do that I had done it before, but the girl yesterday said I could only use 1 per transaction and guess what I found out today she is one of the managers and she don't know jack...lmbo!!
(update) each rr has to attach to an item, so as many rr's you have you must have that many items ;)

not in pic bottle of water......Paid $4.72 !!!
See she took all my RR's - 7 were regular and 1 $5 nail polish RR and for buying nail polish I got back $5 in RR's again Yeah!!!
(Special good till Sept 30 see walgreens website)

also with this transaction I was over charged scrub bubble gel was on clearance 3..99 to 2.19
on my way back home I stopped there and she gave me back $3.86 ;)
so $4.72-$3.86 I paid ONLY .96 Cents !!!!! (got $5RR back)

Next time I will be sure to watch as they ring up stuff or ck receipt right away thats the second boo boo I caught

did a total of 4 transactions including above here is a pic of all together

(2)Scrub bubble shower cleaner ( $19.99 on sale $9.99-$3 rr-$ $3.99)
(2) scrub bubble gels - 1 coupon and on clearance
(4) air wick warmers
(4) air wick refills
(3) sally hensen nail polish had 3 $1 off coupons (also got back $5rr)
(2) candle tins - special 2$5. (used 2/$1.50 off coupons found in tins ;)

total of all 4 transactions $22.93
also got back 1 $5 rr and 1 $1 rr

Friday, September 11, 2009

Walgeens Trip 9/11 Fri

ok I had a little hard time today Lady wouldn't let me use my RR's it kept beeping, I asked a pro for help I'm waiting on her word, Hey I'm still learning. I did pretty good but I'm sure I could have done better especially the second transaction I know I messed up ,had a rude cashier as well as those RR's not going through but i did get back $12.00 more In RR's (now I just need to learn to work them right..lmbo)!!

First Transaction
3 sally hansen Insta- Dri nail polish ($3.17 x 3=$9.41-$3.00 coupons =$6.51)
2 chex mix - (99 cents each -.50/2 coupon)
Total $8.66
-$5RR for next purchase $3.66

Second Transaction
1 Glade refill ($1.50 Off coupon)
2 glade reed diffuser ($3.00 off/2 coupon)
1 Glade 3 wick candle ($2.00 off coupon)
Total $16.47
I know I could have done better ..In Progress....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Walgreens Trip 9/10 Thurs

Thanks to It's hip to I was able to get the stuff below
Sally Hansen deal and I also Did their Glade deal!

Register Reward deal:
Select Sally Hansen products are part of a monthly Register Reward deal, valid 8/30-9/26: Get a $3 Register Reward (to use on Sally Hansen products) when you buy 2 Participating Sally Hansen products or get a $5 Register Reward when you buy 3!

Register Reward or (RR) is like a cash coupon for your next visit (I learned that you search for items that give you RR's and when you use coupons as well you save then you can keep rolling them over see her website to learn more ;)

1 bottle soda (not shown no coupon)
2 glade sense and spray (5.99-$4.00 coupon=$1.99 ($4.00 back in RR)
2 glade scented reed diffuser (5.99-$3.00 coupon=$2.99 ($4.00 back in RR)
1 soy based candle 10 oz (5.99-$3.00 coupon=$2.99 ($4.00 back in RR)
1 soy based candle 2 oz (FREE had coupon)
6 nail polish(6 $1. coupons got $10 in RR)hard as nails $2.29/insta dri $3.17
2 Hershey bars (fillers no coupon)fillers means to make up for overage change due me

I added receipts total Spent $27.24 on debt (had used 2 RR's)
-$13.00 in register rewards (to use tomorrow) total spent $14.24 woo hoo!!
added all receipts I saved $55.68
I'm going back tomorrow to roll over my RR's ($13)to get more stuff and more RR's ;)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Kmart Shopping Trip 9/5

Kmart had a double coupon sale which ended today,So I gathered all my coupons and something told me to call the store only one in Sarasota, and of course they weren't having the sale there (will be in a few weeks) I then called another store they had the sale, so I drove with my mother in law almost 40 minutes to that store! I know crazy but I just had to try my coupons even got some FREE stuff thanks to the doubling of coupons. I cant brake it down as well as others on here but I will try.

Had coupons for everything (except pudding)

11 bottles of carpet fresh ( $2.19x11= $24.09 - $22.00 =$2.09!!)
10 pudding snacks( had wrong coupon but no prob they were 99 cents each)
2 ziploc vac pumps ($3.99x2=$7.98 FREE had coupon)
6 ziplock boxes
2 herbal suave shampoo
2 clorox
2 glade candles ($5.99 x 2 $11.98- $8. coupons =$3.98)
3 glade 20z soy candles (3x$3.29= 9.87 FREE had coupons)
2 glade sense and spray ($5.99 x 2=$11.98-$8.00= $3.98)
2 Glade fabric spray
2 6pk of lever 2000 ($5.29x2=$10.58-$6.00=$4.58)
2 aluminum foil
1 409
3 hormel completes
1 rice krispies ($3.99 FREE had a coupon)
1 corn pops
1 sugar smacks
2 pop tarts
1 skintimate shaving cream
1 4pk dry erase markers
1 revlon compact mirror (.60)
2 lacross tweezer (FREE)
1 revlon 10 pk emery boards (FREE)
1 sally hanson nail polish
1 revlon cuticle trimmer (.49)
1 lacross toenail clip 2 pk (FREE)
1 nail polish (FREE)
1 8pk bounty towels
1 Febreze 30 hr candle ($7.49-$4.00=$3.49)

this was done on 4 transactions
added up all 4 receipts
1. $21.39
2. $15.04
3. $19.90
4. $16.63
Saved $86.08!!

Not bad for just learning the game!

I Can't wait till the store near me does their double coupon week I will be more prepaired and Hopefully learn more to save even more ;)

Here is a few pics I took


to My Blog!!!
Well, this is my first blog ever I don't know how this will go or how often I will blog. Kinda of weird talking to myself since I have no friends
I am going to try couponing like some do on here and on (debbie_1210) and plenty other sites.
I will put my finds,deals and everyday life on here and in the process hope to gain friends and learn more about the coupon
I have tons of coupons now, my mother in law and I just cut a bag full of coupons took a few hours had to organize and sort then have to post on hotcouponworld, see there for what I have updating real soon and thanks to my handy electric coupon cutting scissor it went pretty quick
(I have a few I will be selling I will post info and pic later)
I thought it was funny how much we had I had to take pics.
Well I hope you enjoy and Join me in my new blog world. ;)