Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweet deal at Justice, but hurry...ends today!

Justice is currently offering and additonal 40% off their online sale - making up to a 75% savings on Fall Styles.  Online only, so head over and check it out!  Use code 783 at checkout!

Justice - 75% Savings Today Only!

Cold Medicine still a hit at Rite Aid!

And it's a good thing too, since my hubby can't seem to shake this cold that we have all shared with him!

There are a few notable items at Rite Aid this week.  These are my favorites:

Zicam Ultra Cold Remedy $7.99
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 +Up Reward  
Use $2.00/1 – Zicam Product any – (
And Use $2.00/1 Zicam Product from Rite Aid flu coupon book
Pay $5.99, Receive $7.00 +Up Reward
Final Price:  $1.01 MONEYMAKER 

Always, Carefree, or Kotex Liners $1.00 
Use 2 $0.50/1 Carefree product, any from SS 8/21
Final Price:  2 for $1.00     
Or - if you received the free samples from Kotex, it came with a $1/1 any Kotex product
    Use that coupon and get one for FREE!!!

Kerasal Foot Cream $0.99
Buy 1, Submit for $2.00 Single Check Rebate 
Pay $0.99, Submit for $2.00 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $1.01 MONEYMAKER

Ajax Dish Liquid 16oz. - $0.88
Snickers Fun Size Bags 2/$5
And Use $1.50/2 from Family Fun Oct 2011
    Final Price: $3.50/2

Not on Sale, but still a great deal:

Suave Professionals Shampoos/Conditioners $2.99
   Unadvertised for $2.69
   Buy 2, Use 1 B1G1 (RP 10/9)
   and $2/2 - Oct Rite Aid Video Values

Final Price: $0.69 for 2, or $0.34 each

And, so I bought:

Total Retail: $30.93
Less Sales: $20.25
Less Coupons: $13.25
Received UPR: $7.00
So, it was like paying:  $6.25
But of course, I used UPR from last week:  So, I used $5.98 is UPR, so it was like I paid $0.27 for my total purchase.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Great Deal on All You Magazine!

So, I love All You Magazine!  But I must admit that I love it for the coupons!  Anywho, has a great deal on it right now!

You can purchase a 6 month subscription for $6!  $1 an issue!!!!  Wahoo!!!!

Here's the link:
All You Magazine - 6 months for $6

Another week of freebies at Rite Aid!

So, the past few weeks, Rite Aid has been offering lots of freebies (after +UP) for the cold and flu season, and this week is no different. 

 I know, I know, it's not a lot, but the savings were great!  I had two transactions, and actually few coupons.

Transaction 1:

Duract Cough Medicine - reg. $9.29, Sale $6.00, Receive $6 +UP
Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Balm - reg $2.99, Sale $1.49, Receive $1.49 +UP
2 Revlon Emery Boards - reg. $1.69, Sale $1.01, received $2 +UP
                 used (2) $1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool (7/31, 8/28, & 9/25 SS)

Total Retail: $15.66, Sale price total $9.51 - $2 in coupons = $7.51, receive $9.49 in +UP, so it was like they paid me  $1.98

Transaction 2:

2 Therma Care Heat Patches - reg. $7.29, Sale $6.00, Receive $4 (when you buy 2)
                 used (2) $3.00/1 – Thermacare – (
                (or $1.00/1 – Thermacare Heat Wraps – (

Total Retail $14.98, Sale price $12.00 - $6 in coupons = $6.00 - $6 +UP fro transaction 1 = FREE!!!!

Sweet summer savings at Dollar General!

Dollar General is currently offering 90% off of all of their summer merchandise!  So, act fast and get stocked up for next summer!

I was able to purchase all of the merchandise above (retailing at $57.00) for $5.70.  I see a lot of backyard water fun in our future!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So, I verified with Giant Eagle...

So, after reading a lot of other blogs about the new coupon policy, I decided to email Giant Eagle (again) to try to receive some clarification on these matters.  I had read on some blogs that you could still stack a GE ecoupon with a manufacturer's coupon and I still wanted to know why only 2 "like" internet printed coupons.  So I emailed them and asked them those two questions.  This is the response that I received:

  At  10/12/11 09:17:12  we wrote:
  10/12/11 09:17:12 (mrchmzk):                                           
  Good morning Ms. Lybarger                                               
  Thank you for contacting Giant Eagle regarding our coupon policies.  Yes,
    it is consider stacking when using an e-offer and manufactures coupon. 
  The e-offer would be deducted before a manufactures coupon, please remove
    any e-offer you do not want, to be able to use your manufactures coupon.
    We felt 2 internet coupons would a fair amount.                       
  If you have any other questions or comments please call us at           
  1-800-553-2324, 7 days a week 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.                   
  Thank you,                                                             
  Giant Eagle Customer Care

So, there you have it.  It is NOT acceptable to stack ecoupons and manufacturer's coupons.  And I still do not have a real answer to the 2 internet coupon limit.

Have a great day and happy shopping!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Coupon Policy at Giant Eagle!!!

Well, I knew it would be coming, and it has finally happened.  Giant Eagle has a new coupon policy and you can see it here.  The policy is still mostly the same but with three major changes:

1)  One coupon per item(s) purchased as stated on the coupon with a maximum of 12 coupons per same 12 items purchased in a 24-hour period per Giant Eagle Advantage Card® customer.

2)  Stacking (combining electronic and paper coupons) of manufacturers’ coupons is prohibited.

3)  A maximum of two “like” coupons will be accepted.

Changes one and two, I am okay with.  With change one, it might actually be possible to walk into the health and beauty department and actually be able to find the things that are on sale.  With change number two, this was an eventual thing that everyone saw coming, especially since GE doubles coupons.  This was a lot of money they were eating, because let's face it, stacking coupons at GE usually made a free item, so they were eating the cost of their e-coupon plus the cost of the doubled manufacturer's coupon.  But please note, if you have ecoupons on your Advantage Card, they will automatically use those first and not accept any manufacturer's coupon for that item.  So my advice is to clear all the ecoupons from your card and add them the day of your shopping trip if it makes for a good deal.  It has been my experience that a manufacturer's coupon is always better than a ecoupon there (on most items) because they will double the manufacturer's coupon and not the ecoupon.

Change three, I am completely annoyed with.  Internet coupons are still manufacturer's coupons, should I not be able to use 12 just like the others.  I am not saying that I have twelve of each, but I do sometimes have six if I feel like hooking up the laptop.  This rule is just crazy to me and I am awaiting an answer to an email I sent asking why this change.

So double check your shopping lists for GE and make sure you checking for the best value between manufacturer's and ecoupons.  And as always, happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Surprise bonus in buying CG at Rite Aid! But only if you have a Taylor Swift fan!

So, maybe I was out of the loop on this, but I was extra excited yesterday when reviewing my Rite Aid Receipts.  After buying (well, getting for free) all that awesome Cover Girl make-up at Rite Aid yesterday, on the bottom of my receipt printed promotional codes for a chance to win Taylor Swift tickets or redeem for merchandise.  So, of course I knew I would never win tickets, but I thought I would check it out since my twinners (especially Sue) LOOOOVE Taylor Swift.  My thoughts were I will have to pay for shipping and handling and/or you will need an outrageous amount of points to redeem anything.  Boy, was I wrong.  For every item I purchased yesterday, I received 10 points.  After typing in all of my codes yesterday, I obtained 240 points.  I was able to redeem sooooo much stuff and not pay anything (not even shipping)!!!!  I got 2 t-shirts, 3 bracelets, 3 journals, and a poster.  These items are going to make an awesome Taylor Swift Christmas present under the tree for each of my girlies!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

So, the Sales Associate at Rite Aid was not a happy camper this morning...

Okay, so I totally ROCKED Rite Aid this morning!  What an awesome ad this week (paired with awesome coupons, of course)!!! Everything that I purchased today can be found in my previous post including all the links for any internet coupons!

So here is what I bought today:

The above included all of this Cover Girl make-up, which was all absolutely FREE for me today!!

It took me 4 transactions and Nancy, the sales associate, wasn't too pleased with me when it was all said and done, and I think that a guy may have left the store because he was waiting too long.  And I think that Nancy was also a little upset because I told the lady behind me that she should see if she had the awesome Cover Girl coupon because then her make-up would be free!  So she left her stuff on the counter, and went to her car to find the coupon!  :o)  I was pleased I was saving the girl $8, Nancy was not pleased.  Ha!

Here's the breakdown:

Transaction #1:
1 Scope Mouthwash, 1 Pert Plus Shampoo, 2 CG Shimmer Lip Gloss, 4 CG Concealer, 2 CG Eye Shadows. 

Total Retail - $54.80 - $36.50 in coupons - $6.00 UPR = $0.66 OOP and received $14.50 in UPR.

Transaction #2:
1 NoNonsense Tights, 2 Ricola Cough Drops, 4 Bubble Knee Highs, 2 CG Lip Shimmer, 4 CG Mascarea, 2 CG Eyeliner

Total Retail - $59.29 - $34.50 in coupons - $6.50 UPR = $1.81 OOP and received $3.00 in UPR.

Transaction #3:
2 Dove Hair Conditioner, 1 Colgate Sensative Toothpaste, 4 CG Lipsticks, 2 CG Eyeliners, 2 CG Blush

Total Retail - $59.79 - $38.50 in coupons - $4.00 UPR = $1.61 OOP and received $2.50 in UPR.

Transaction #4:
2 Gillette Body Washe, 1 Pumpkin Spice Candle

Total Retail - $11.58 - $4.00 in coupons - $2.50 UPR = $2.12 OOP and received $2.00 in UPR.

So, overall, I got merchandise with a retail cost of $185.46.  I paid $6.20 OOP, and left my final transaction with $12.00 in UPR.  So, in the reality we call couponing, Rite Aid paid me $5.80 to take almost $200 worth of merchandise!  Maybe Nancy was jealous, but that is what I call an awesome day!!!!!

Rite Aid Deals (that I love) starting 10/2

Gillette or Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant, Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Spray or Body Wash $4.00    
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward  
Use 2 $2.00/1 Gillette deodorant from PG 10/2
Or $1.00/1 Old Spice product from PG 10/2
Or $2.00/1 Old Spice body spray or fragrance from PG 10/2
Pay $4.00, Receicve $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2  

Pert Shampoo $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward 
$1.00/1 Pert Plus 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 product from SS 10/2
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price:  FREE   

No Nonsense Pantyhose, Tights or Control Top  $2.99  
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward 
Use $1.00/1 –  No Nonsense Items – (
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price:  $0.01 MONEYMAKER 

Ricola or Halls Cough Drops $1.50
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward     
Or$1.00/2 Halls Drops, any 20 ct – 30 ct. bags from SS 9/18
Use Buy One Ricola Get One Ricola Free from SS 10/2
Pay $1.50, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price:  $0,25 each when you buy 2 

Scope Mouthwash $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 +Up Reward 
Use $1.50/1 Scope Mouthwash from PG 10/2
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.50 +Up Reward
Final Price:  FREE 

CoverGirl Cosmetics, Face Products Starting at $4.39
Buy One Get One 50% off
Use $8.00/2 Cover Girl Face Products, Limit 4 Like coupons per transaction from PG 10/2 (exp 10/31)
Final Price: As low as FREE!!!! 

Airwick Candles, 3 oz $2.00
Use $1.00/1 –  AirWick Holiday – ( Price: $1.00

Dove Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers $3.50 
Use Buy 1 Dove Hair Care Product, any excluding trial and travel sizes, Get 1 FREE up to $6.00 from RP 10/2
And Use $0.75/1 Dove Hair Care Treatment, any excluding trial and travel sizes from  RP 10/2
And Use $2.00/1 – Dove Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Item – (
Final Price:  $0.41 MONEYMAKER

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief  Toothpaste or Toothbrush  $4.49  
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 +Up Reward   
Or $0.75/1 Colgate  Total, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste 4oz+ from SS 10/2
Or $0.40/1 Colgate  adult or kids manual toothbrush excludes Plus and Extra Clean from SS 10/2
Or $0.50/1 Colgate  toothpaste 4oz+ from SS 10/2
Use $1.00/1 – Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste – (
Pay $3.49, Receive $2.50 +Up Reward
Final Price:  $0.99

Knee High Nylons $0.50
Buy 4, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.25 each when you buy 4

Back with a bang!

So, I apologize for my lack of posting, but my life has been a little crazy the past month!  So I had an awesome shopping trip last Friday with baby boy, hitting up Giant Eagle and some great deals at Walmart before all of my P&G coupons for September expired.

I got sooo much for so little!  I won't go through and list everything, since there is so much, and since most of it I bought with coupons that have expired already, but I will give you the totals. 

The total retail cost of all the merchandise above was $176.5.  I paid OOP $54.50.  A 69% savings!  An average of $0.63 an item!  Not too shabby consider the bag of cheese needed for pizza cost a little over $9.00 itself.

All in all, not a bad trip!