CVS Trip on 8/9 – 78% Savings on $74 Worth


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CVS Trip 8/9 I went on a CVS trip today! In looking at my saved pictures, it looks like I haven't shopped there since May 9th. Wowza! Doesn't seem like it's been that long. I had to go to two different stores, but that's OK because I wanted to break up the transactions anyway. The 25% Just for You CVS coupon was mailed to me last week. It was valid until 8/16, but I decided to use it today. I didn't have any ECBs to roll, just that % off coupon, so that's why I broke up my transactions. To … [Read more...]

Target Trip on 7/9 – 77% Savings with Meat!


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Target Trip 7/9 I went on a Target Trip today! I got wind of a sweet deal on Reynolds Bakeware. It's a money maker after cash back for the $3.89 pieces or at least free with the $3.99 ones. I had a little trouble scanning a couple of the bar codes (they came up doesn't qualify) into the cash back app though. Near as I can tell, everything I got qualifies, but if I need to go back and exchange something, I will. We'll see what happens with the receipt. I also wanted to use another one of the … [Read more...]

Publix Trip on 7/5 with 62% Savings on Meat


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Publix Trip 7/5 I went on a Publix Trip today. I wanted to make use of the $5 off $20+ Meat Purchase coupon from today's Target flyer. My Publix takes Target competitor coupons so you know I picked up a couple extra flyers this morning! Right now they have Butterfly Chicken Breasts on sale BOGO so I picked up 11.50 pounds for $15, or around $1.30 a pound! Here's what I did: Publix Trip Breakdown: 4 Butterfly Chicken Breast packages BOGO @ $3.39 a pound 1 Pkg $10.86, 1 $9.21, 1 $10 & 1 … [Read more...]

Publix Shopping Trips 1/16/14 and 1/19/14


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I love saving money! I am really happy with this weeks Publix sales ad. I did pretty good considering how expensive these items are normally. See full Publix matchup here.  Total Value $201.08 ... Paid $39.59 ... Saved $161.49 10 All laundry detergent, BOGO $5.99 Used 5 $3/2, RP 1/5/14 8 Snapware containers, 50% off raincheck Used 8 $2/1, SS 1/5/14 6 Rice Works, not on sale $2.89 Used 6 $1/1, SS 1/5/14 4 Finish dish tabs, BOGO $11.99 Used 4 $2.15/1, SS 1/5/14 4 … [Read more...]

A Year’s Supply of Secret Clinical & More for Less Than $6


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This is what a year's supply of deodorant for me looks like at our house. Well, almost a year, I may have to go back and get 2 more. To some in the couponing community, this may seem like a small haul, but for us, this is right on track. Since the only other female in our household is five years old, this will be plenty for me. Due to the coupon limits, (limit of 4 like coupons per household per day), this shopping trip was done over two days. In case you missed it, here's the details on the … [Read more...]

Giant – Stop & Shop Shopping Trip Savings 79%


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Giant and Stop & Shop are owned by the same company.  The stores are very similar with their weekly sales. As long as your store has the logo above, you are at the right place!  Giant/Stop & Shop has always been a go to store of mine.  I love that they double coupons up to $.99 everyday.  This weeks sales are hot!  Life has been busy in my household, but I have finally brought myself back to what makes couponing and this website so great.  I knew that I needed to jump back on board, and … [Read more...]

Red Bull Deal and Party Food Stockup at Target


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Yesterday my husband informed me that we were going to be having people over on Saturday for fight night. I quickly realized that we were going to need lots of snack foods! Not wanting to spend any extra money, I came up with a plan to use the free gift cards with purchase of Red Bull drinks at Target. Here's what I was able to get for a little over the cost of the drinks.   Red Bull Deal at Target Transaction #1 Bought (6) Red Bull 4-packs - $5.99 each Buy 2 Red Bull 4-packs, … [Read more...]

CVS Shopping Trip – 88% Savings (not counting ECB’s back)


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Had a last minute CVS Shopping Trip last night to finish off the week. Earlier in the week, I had an Almost Free CVS Shopping Trip that included some items that were part of the grocery ExtraBucks promotion. I didn't realize that the Suave Professionals coupons had a "limit of 2 identical coupons allowed in same shopping trip" until I was in line to pay. Luckily, my 11 year-old tagged along with me so that he could rent a movie from the RedBox outside of CVS. I had him hand over one coupon (I … [Read more...]

CVS Pre-Black Friday Shopping Trip


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Twas the Night Before...My CVS Pre-Black Friday Shop Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving in this couponers house, Not a coupon out of place, not even an EC'Buck, CVS Pre-Black Friday shopping list was sorted with care, In hopes that the Dreamlights would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of dreamlights danced in their heads. Ok, that's all I've got on 4 hours of sleep. I decided yesterday evening that I was not going to shop CVS Pre-Black … [Read more...]

Publix Shopping Trip Saved $119.43


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My Publix Shopping Trip It's a gas card week! I love gas card week. I budget for gasoline so when gas card deals come along I buy go on a Publix shopping trip and buy all my gas up front. I save $10.00 on every $50.00 card for every $50.00 I purchase in groceries before sale prices and coupons. So far I have bought 4 cards for $160.00 and saved $40.00. Total grocery value $198.44 ... OOP ... $79.01 ... Saved ... $119.43 = 60% (tax not included) 13  All laundry detergent on sale $2/7, … [Read more...]

Schick Gift Sets for $1 at Walmart


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Schick Gift Sets Deal I had been seeing posts about the Schick gift sets from Father's Day being on clearance at Walmart. I finally ventured out yesterday and was lucky enough to find 2 sets! They are on clearance for $5 and there is a $4/1 Schick Razor coupon from SS 6/10, making them only $1 each! Since my husband is all stocked up on Gillette ProGlides from my numerous CVS trips, I gave the 2 sets away. I love being able to give people something nice that didn't cost me a lot. In … [Read more...]

Unethical Couponing with 2 CVS Cards?


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Unethical Couponing? Ethical couponing or unethical couponing? You be the judge. You can always count on CVS to rotate the Pepsi and Coke 12 pack deals, just about every week one or the other is on sale, right? Knowing that Coke was due to go on sale I held onto the $20.00 in EBCs I had from previous purchases to stock up for the summer. Then the Colgate deal came along this week and I added 4 more ECB's. I do not need toothpaste, however, I looked at this deal as a wash, spend $4.34 oop … [Read more...]

Total Higher Than Expected? Here are Some Possible Reasons


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You plan your trip, you use the match ups and you have the coupons you need but a total higher than you figured was NOT expected. There are a few things that can cause this. If this happens to you consider making smaller trips, they are much easier to control. I added some suggestions for this below. Total Higher? What to Look For Did you consider tax on your total? Look at your receipt, some products that we consider food is actually taxable. Did you add something to your cart … [Read more...]

List Organization, How Wizard Valerie Saved 91%


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List Organization Savings You'll love my list organization! I bought the 10 pack of Publix $5/$30 store coupons from Wiz Clipz and you can only use one at a time so I had to split my transactions up. I only had time for two stores today so I made sure they were the ones with coupons expiring or the sales price ending today. Total day   $114.60 ... OOP $10.49 ... Saved $104.11  =  91% savings MQ = Manufacture coupon SQ = Store Coupon OOP = Out of pocket   Transaction #1, … [Read more...]

CVS Trip – Valerie’s Trip with A Goof


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Valerie's CVS Trip   Being that this is such a little CVS trip, the only reason I'm sharing it with you is to show you my goof. What I did and what I should have done are 2 different things. I focused on the deal instead of the best OOP price. There honestly wasn't anything I needed this week, but I was curious to see if CVS has changed the Skintimate ECB deal yet so I went. I am getting low on dish soap so I picked up a couple of those too. I only had 2 coupons for those. This also a … [Read more...]

Coupons – Time to Use them at Walgreens & Target


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Using Coupons at Walgreens & Target I had a pretty stellar shopping trip with coupons today! I really wanted to make sure I could use all of the great coupons I had from Insert Insanity so I headed out and was pleased to see stocked shelves and joyful cashiers who were having as much fun as I was seeing the total for my trip decline! First off, I had pre-ordered sixty of the Big Bags of Nabisco snacks as I did not want to clear any shelves and they were there, all ready for me to … [Read more...]

Shopping Day for Wizard Valerie 1/24/11


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Wizard Valerie's Shopping Day Today my fever broke so what do I do? Had a shopping day of course! I had seven errands to run, which I did in 3 hours, came home, put everything away and went back to bed. I had to get those gas cards at Publix this week though! I spent 1 hour putting my shopping day together using the match ups on The Coupon Wizards. This Shopping Day includes Publix, CVS and Walmart Total $223.89 OOP $80.02 Saved $143.87 Walmart Total $10.64 ... OOP ... $4.63 ... … [Read more...]

Nabisco – Valerie’s Shopping Trip 1/11/12


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Nabisco Testing Trip   I decided to run errands today to test the Nabisco $3/3 coupon from the 1/8 SmartSource inserts. When we have a potentially controversial coupon we like to research it for you and for ourselves. Sometimes that means taking it to the store and talking with the Mgr or calling the manufacturer directly. This is one of those coupons because the photo shows full size boxes but the verbiage says ANY. So off I go to test 4 stores. None of the managers or cashiers … [Read more...]

Shopping Trip – David Saves 73% at Publix


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David's Shopping Trip After you have been couponing for a while, you will begin to "expect" certain things.  For example, I "expect" to save at least 65% every shopping trip.  Does that mean that I am going to?  Absolutely not.  There are plenty of times that I don't.  However, what I can tell you is that I save at least 65% every single time I spend the few minutes needed to do my planning spreadsheet.  When I don't plan, I blow my budget.  It's really that simple.  Here is an average, "run of … [Read more...]

Aldi – Save Money on VEGGIES and DAIRY!


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Aldi Saves Me Money Hey Wiz Kids! Today I headed to one of my favorite places for FRESH Veggies,  Affordable Dairy and other things that I don't generally have coupons for. ALDI! I love Aldi's "less-is-more approach" to shopping. It's not fancy. It's not high tech. It's honest to goodness grocery shopping. From the items they choose to sell in their store (they have less than 1500) and the simplistic designs of their stores and (lack of) displays, it's back to basics! Bring your own … [Read more...]

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