Great Pillsbury Giveaway!

Check out this link for a chance to win a really cool gift pack!! It includes:

  • Pillsbury Stars and Stripes Cake Mix and Frosting
  • Brownie Mix
  • Quick Bread
  • Pillsbury Apron
  • and a Pillsbury Doughboy Doll that giggles


$0.18 @ Walmart…

I wrote this post about a pretty good deal from Walmart last week.  Well, as I was looking through my coupon book I found two more $2 off any disposable Schick razors coupons! Now I have 30 razors for only a few pennies! So to my local readers, come by my house first, before venturing next door to Wal Mart for razors!

The Most Efficient CVS Shopping Trip Yet

I went to CVS at 9:15 p.m. Sunday night. Since they closed at 10, I knew I was risking making a wasted trip because the last few weeks I have not had much luck. I was either missing a coupon or they were out of stock of something. But tonight was amazing! I found everything I needed and we were out the door in 10 minutes! I also noticed that I think I have finally memorized the layout of the store after a month of being here in Kentucky. So maybe this is the start of more efficient trips to come!

Here was the fantastic deal I scored tonight:

Transaction #1

CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup $5.49
Gillette Fusion razor $9.99

$4.00 off any Gillette Fusion Razor (9/28/2008)
$3 off $15 CVS coupon

OOP: $9.23
ECBs Earned: $10.49

Transaction #2

Sunsilk shampoo and crème 2/$7.00
Bayer Contour Glucose monitor $14.99

$1.00 off any Sunsilk shampoo or conditioner (obtained by free sample)
$1.00 off Sunsilk crème and hair products (obtained by free sample)

ECBs used: $10.49

$9.99 In package mail in rebate for the Bayer Contour

OOP: $9.20 (I actually will make $0.79 once I receive my rebate)
ECBs Earned: $7.oo

Transaction #3

Poland Spring 24 pk. Water $3.88
Colgate Total 2/$5.00

$1.00 off any adult or kids Colgate (9/28/2008)
$1.00 off any Colgate Total or Max (received from free standing coupon machine in store)

ECBs Used: $7.00

OOP: $0

ECBs Earned: $2.00

Total OOP (after rebate) for all 3 transactions together:

$8.44 plus $2 ECBs to spend next week!

a tiny wal mart bargain

Oops, blurry pic!  This is my short and sweet deal of the week:

1 Roll of Viva Paper Towels $1.00

A Pack of disposable Schick Razors $1.97

Great Value brand box of rice 66¢

Coupons used:

50¢ off any 1 roll of paper towels

$2.00 off any disposable Schick razors

OOP: $1.31

Not bad.  I’ll take it.

CVS $3/$15

Check out this post at The Centsible Sawyer on how to get this coupon.  I have used $/$$ coupons and they can make a BIG difference!


I am finally getting into my other new habits that I posted briefly about in my ‘How It All Began’. I actually recycled today!! It wasn’t much, a box of plastic bottles, some cardboard, and last Sunday’s newspaper. I was hoping to take a peek into the newspaper bin for any coupons, but no such luck. The guys, very kindly, come out to your car and took care of the dumping. I’m hoping to learn about what else I can recycle, including composting. Stay tuned!!

Harris Teeter Results

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip = Over 80% Savings!!

Saturday was one of my best grocery shopping trips ever! We drove to North Carolina this weekend for a wedding just in time for the triple coupon weekend at Harris Teeter. In Kentucky, where we currently live, there are NO Harris Teeter grocery stores. But lucky for us, they are all over North Carolina. In fact, this one was only four minutes from the wedding reception! So enough chit chat, here is the rundown on the trip:

Ortega Taco Shells: 2 @ $1.99

Kikoman Teriyaki Sauce: 2 @ $1.99

Ole El Paso Refried Beans: 2 @ $1.49

4 Pack Activa Yogurt: 5 @ $2.79

6 Pack Jif to Go: 3 @ $3.19

Betty Crocker Warm Delights: 2 @ $1.89

Jello Singles: $1.99

Pillsbury Brownie Mix: $2.39

Snyder of Hanover Peanut Butter Pretzels: $3.49

Colgate Toothpaste: $1.99

Shout: $2.99

Mr. Clean: $3.19

Total Vic Savings: $8.48

Coupons Tendered: $43.62

OOP: $11.16!!!!

Sorry for the lack of pics and list of coupons used. I’m still in transition as we set up ‘house’. More pictures and detailed posts to come!!