Costing Money By Not Paying Attention at the Register


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Is It Costing Money? Yes you guessed right from the title that something I was doing, or should I say wasn't doing, was costing money at Walgreens. How did I do that? I didn't pay attention to the transactions and allowed myself to become distracted, which then led me to become disorganized at checkout. This was the plan when I got to Walgreens ~ Transaction #1 1 Colgate Optic White using $1.50 MQ and get a $2.00 RR back 1 Dr. Pepper 2 ltr using free MQ 2 Cover Girl blush using … [Read more...]

SavingStar e-Coupon Roundup 10/20/2011


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Savingstar eCoupons   Here are the available e-coupons from SavingStar:     Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. One time use only. (Only at Hy-Vee) Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. One time use only. (Only at Rainbow) Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. One time use only. (Only at Pick n Save) Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires … [Read more...]

Stockpile – How Yours can Make Others Happy :)


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Making Others Happy with Your Stockpile Raise your hand.  How many times do you catch yourself standing in front of your stockpile, admiring it?? Come on. You know you've done it. How many times have you strategically straightened the rows of canned goods, alphabetized the cereal boxes or lined the boxes by height ?? Yes, I have, and will continue to admire my stockpile, BUT, there is something MORE that I get out of it.  I coupon to provide for my family, and provide for others. Here are … [Read more...]

Saving – It’s OK Not To Save 90% Every Time


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It's OK Not Saving 90% I've certainly done better, but I'm still pretty happy with today's trip. Saving a good amount of money on several high dollar items in the same trip can be a challenge. Some of these were either on sale or I had store coupons getting ready to expire in the next couple of days and I wanted to be sure I used them being that they are products I use regularly. It's OK not to save 90% every time you go shopping, in fact it's unrealistic. Wags:      3 12 packs of coke … [Read more...]

Close Outs – My Favorite Way to Shop For Non-Coupon Items


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Shopping Close Outs I love Apple Bottom jeans, I have an obsession with purses and shoes, and I'm partial to Skeetchers.  But I have a cheap side and hate to pay the regular prices for items. All that being said I needed to find a way to have it all...I've found a love for close outs shopping.  Now with close out shopping it's hit or miss, sometimes you will find good deals and sometimes you won't.  For me the key is stopping by the stores regularly to check out what they have.  I frequent … [Read more...]

Rite Aid – Great Moneymaking Deals Again this week!!


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Rite Aid Wow, Rite Aid has had some really nice +UpReward deals and freebies the last two weeks!! Check out the moneymaker I got this week!   Blistex Cold & Allergy lip balm, $1.49 receive $1.49 +UpReward St. Joseph's Aspirin, $4.99 use $1/1 St Joseph's Aspirin from SS 8/7 or 9/11 receive $4 +UpReward Organix Cough Drops, $1.50 receive $1.50 +UpReward Duract Cold Relief, $6.00 receive $6 +UpReward Similisan Cold & Mucus Relief for children, … [Read more...]

Kindle Fire- This Thing Looks Like the Bomb!!!


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Kindle Fire Review Well hubby has been checking out Kindle's so I've been looking at the different ones available, like the all new Kindle Fire.   Right now you can pre-order one, they are available November 15th.  Since hubby is geeky like me I'm sure this is the one he will be leaning towards and for this price, its a great deal. The new Kindle Fire will be a 7" where the previous ones are 6".   The screen is a stunning color screen. This will be so much more then an e-book … [Read more...]

Kindle Fire – It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas!


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Kindle Fire Hubby has been eye-balling the Kindle's pretty hard.  He works offshore so he is gone from home 28 days at a time.  A Kindle Fire makes sense since he likes to read and carrying a bunch of books is a little difficult. So we've been checking out the different kindles and right now Amazon has some amazing deals.  The nice thing is that Kindle has a nice variety of Kindle's with a good price range. Right now they have a for a great price.  This is an amazing price for a basic … [Read more...]

Rite Aid – Cyndi’s 10/16 Shopping Trip 92% Savings with an Error


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Rite Aid This post goes to show we all make mistakes!! I made a minor error on my 4th transaction today at Rite Aid, but it still turned out to be a great shopping trip. I'll detail my trip below for you.  If you want to see the full ad click here.  If you want to see the best of the best for this week click here. Leave a comment and let me know what deals you did this week at Rite Aid! I started the trip with the following UP's- $3, $5, $5, $1.49 Transaction 1- Organix Cough … [Read more...]

Wizard Purple Is One Of My Favorite Colors


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Proud to be a Wizard This is Walgreens and Publix. I was loading my groceries when an employee comes over to help and say's to me wow Wizard Valerie! How many cats do have? I said none then I waited for it. Yep that deer in the headlights look, it didn't take too long LOL. He didn't know where to go from there haha so I told him everything is going to the shelter. I kept a straight face but busted up once I was in the car. Wags    Total $21.40 ... Paid $14.40 ... Saved $7.00 and … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Ebook Review on The Help


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Talking Nerdy I just read The Help by Katheryn Stockett at the recommendation of a friend. This has to be one of the best books I've read in a long time and because I'm talking nerdy to you today, I'll give you the synopsis of the book. Then I'll tell you what I thought. If you've already read it, leave your own review in the comments. Book Synopsis Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Paper vs E-Books


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Talking Nerdy - Paper vs eBooks I love my gadgets but when it came to books I used to be die hard paper. Not to long ago I swore I would never have an e-book reader. I loved the feel and smell of a new paper book. The downside to the paper books was that we have no bookstore in our town so buying them involved a 30 minute trip to the next town and they were taking over the house. After much debate with hubby he got me an iPad. While I loved it for its many uses I was still reluctant to use … [Read more...]

Rite Aid – Cyndi’s 10/9-10/15 Shopping Trip Plan


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Rite Aid It's going to be Friday before I can go shopping but I wanted to share with you my shopping list for Rite Aid this week. I have $10 UP's to start with so below is my plan. Click here to go to the full match up. You may want to check it in case there are things you need that I don't. I am sticking with only the Best of the Best items.   Rite Aid Transaction 1 John Fredia Full Repair, Brilliant, Brunette, Sheer Blonde, Luxurious Volume, Root Awakening or Frizz … [Read more...]

Kroger Coupon Policy 411


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Kroger Coupon Policy In the past several months, there has been a facelift to many of Kroger's different divisions- especially their coupon policies.  We have seen many big changes from certain divisions doing away with doubling and tripling coupons to the number of Internet Printable coupons that they would accept.  Well in the past few days, certain divisions of Kroger stores are at it again with different additions to their policies and changing the language of certain parts of their … [Read more...]

Coupon Organization – 3-Pocket Binder Pages


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Coupon Organization I know a lot people like these 50ct BCW 3-Pocket Currency Coupon Size Binder Pages for coupon organization, whether you binder or file. They are good for storing coupons if you prefer not to fold them at all or for those big coupons that you clip off product boxes. Works great for internet printables! Amazon sells these in different quantities, but this is the best value I found for a reasonable amount of pages. In case you didn't know, you can find all kinds of … [Read more...]

Manufacturer Coupons – Stores Love Them!


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Stores Love Manufacturer Coupons As most of you probably know, I used to be a grocery store manager and also spent a tour of duty with SuperTarget.  It's amazing how many connections you gain in your lifetime.  In fact, I still have a ton of connections in the retail industry.  It doesn't really help me save any money, but it helps me keep in touch with the pulse of the retail sector so that I can relay accurate information to our fans.  One of the benefits of being in the grocery business … [Read more...]

Schnucks General Mills Shopping Trip


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Schnucks Trip This week we got a nice surprise. Schnucks had a General Mills sale that lines up well with the past 2 General Mills Inserts. In addition to the sale there is a buy 6 participating General Mills items and you get a $3.00 OYNO Catalina. And $2.00 is donated to the Breast Cancer Fund. I went all out. I did several small trips to the store to insure that no shelves were cleared and everyone could enjoy the sale as much as me. This will be a 2 part post since this currents weeks … [Read more...]

ECBs – Earn by Taking Short Surveys for CVS!


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Earning ECBs Are you a CVS fan? Do you enjoy sharing your opinion with the stores you shop at? Do you like to be rewarded for having your say? Well then, you’ve come to the right post! I’ve been doing surveys for CVS, and earning ECBs, for about five months now, to check out the program and see if it was worth it for you, and I’m here to tell you that it definitely is! How it works is, you sign up for the program HERE (scroll down to the Join Now button). You'll need your Extra Care Card … [Read more...]

Shopkick – I Got 65 Kicks at the Mall Today


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Shopkick "Kicks" Today I had to run to the mall to return some pants. When I walked in the mall I pulled up my Shopkick app and I got 25 kicks just for walking in! Then I had to go to Target and while I was there I pulled up my app and clicked on Target and then on Scans and there were two items (Fast Five DVD and a printer cartridge). I decided to look for the Fast Five DVD and when I found it I scanned the bar code with my phone and I got another 40 kicks! Not bad, earning rewards while … [Read more...]

Target – FREE batteries with Target scenario!


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Batteries at Target Did you know that Eveready batteries are made by Energizer? That means you can score free batteries with this scenario! Everready batteries at Target in the Dollar Spot section (usually near the entrance of the store) Use $1/1 Energizer batteries or flashlight from SS 10/2 Final price: FREE! ~Lauren See More Magical Shopping Trips Here Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. The best part is … [Read more...]

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