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This was a fun shopping trip! I bought:
- 1 Brita filter 3-pack, $17.99 with one $2 internet coupon and $5 ECBs = $10.99
- 4 Reach floss, $1.99 each with three $1 newspaper coupons, one $1 internet coupon, one $3 off $3 CVS internet coupon and one $1 CVS CRT coupon = free
- 2 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, $3.50 each with two $2 newspaper coupons and $3.50 ECBs each = profit of $4
- 1 Schick Quattro Trimmer, $11.99 with one free item CVS mail coupon = free
- 2 Glade soy candles, $6 each with two $3 newspaper coupons, one $3 CVS CRT coupon and $4 ECBs = profit of $1
- 2 Covergirl foundations, $6 each with one $1 newspaper coupon, one B1G1F newspaper coupon, and $5 ECBs = free
- 2 newspapers
Net cost: $11.95. I’d say that’s pretty good. I had a really difficult transaction with the register beeping on some of my coupons, and I didn’t want to go through it again, so I didn’t get the free Aussie product yet, but I’ll be going back for that. We’ve been needing a new Brita filter for a while, and those three-packs run at around $18 before coupons. Now if only I hadn’t bought my husband three Valentine’s day cards and thrown off my OOP! (Yes, you read that right. Three cards. I’m not very decisive, and I liked three of them. Plus I had a three-part gift for him.) Cards are so expensive!
YTD OOP: $59.16
YTD Savings: $355.13
YTD eBay sales: $9.40
There are a bunch of coupon codes that you can combine to get a great deal at Old Navy:
THANKYOU: $10 off with Old Navy card, no minimum purchase
ONGET30: 30% off one item
ONGET20: 20% off one item
Cardholders also get an extra 10% off every Tuesday, and if you have an account with Ebates, you can get 6% cash back currently. Shipping is a flat rate of $7.
Go here to print out a coupon for a free Dayspring card (up to $2.50) at Family Christian stores, good through 2/14. Thanks, Money Saving Mom! I love Dayspring cards, and even have some of the one pictured above, which is in the "Colors of Compassion" line. A portion of the sale of these cards is donated to Compassion "to help children in its programs receive medical treatment and immunizations that will improve their overall health condition." You can even print a buy one get one free coupon for the Colors of Compassion cards, so you can save money and help children at the same time. Awesome!
Yay for free toothbrushes! I bought:
- 4 12-packs of Mountain Dew, $11, with $2 ECBs = $9
- 2 Reach toothbrush 2-packs, $3.99 each with one B1G1F newspaper coupon and $2 ECBs each = free
- 1 Powerbar energy gels, $1.49 with $1.49 ECBs = free
- 1 Gillette Fusion Gamer razor, $8.99 with one $4 newspaper coupon and $4 ECBs = $1
- 2 newspapers
Net cost: $14.47. Much higher than normal, but we’ll use everything, and I’m still spending some pharmacy gift cards. The paper had four coupon inserts today! I’m looking forward to cutting the coupons out and seeing what good ones I have.
YTD OOP: $17.22
YTD Savings: $286.91
YTD eBay sales: $9.40
I think I’ve finally gotten through my sewing block. Yay! I sewed up a few goodies for a friend’s baby shower last weekend. Isn’t this car flannel adorable? I got it from Joann’s on sale a while back and thought it would make a perfect blanket.
By the way, is this not the most scrumptious stack of fabric? My wonderful hubby gave me a gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads for Christmas, so I got to do some fabric shopping for myself. This stack will eventually be turned into a ruffle top, purse, portfolio, lunch bag and silverware wrap, and a cart caddy. Thanks honey!