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I made my last shopping trip of the year on New Year’s Eve.  I had a number of coupons that were due to expire that day and I tried to use as many as possible w/o breaking my budget.

I did three transactions because I was using a lot of coupons. I have found that when I am using a lot of coupons there are less mistakes with my coupons and any mistakes that are made are easier to catch.   I had to make my bi-weekly baby purchases so that always drives up my bottomline. Otherwise, I think I got some pretty good deals. 

Transaction #1- Baby Stock-up

  • (2) Huggie Pull-ups-$8.99 ea.
  • (2) Enfagrow Toddler formula-$17.09 ea
    • used $3.00/1 MQ
    • used $5.00/1 MQ
  • (9) Canisters of Gerber cereal-$2.99 ea.
    • used (3) BOGO MQ
    • used (2) .55/1 MQ
  • Up & Up children’s antacid-$1.97
  • Tag Jr. Book (Curious George)-$7.68  (This price was a pleasant surprise at the register)
    • used $5.00/1 MQ

Total OOP= $46.76, including tax       Total Coupons used=$34.56         Total Savings (accordling to receipt) =$38.36  

I have learned that the reciept includes any sale savings in addition to any coupons used to calculate your total savings

Transcations #2-Holiday clearance decorations

  • (3) Large gift bags-$1.00 ea.
  • (1) Medium gift bag-$.37
  • (1) Smal gift bag -.25
  • (2) Packs of tissue paaper-.25 ea. (I discovered after I got home that I wasn’t charged for one pack.)
  • (1) Pack of small gift boxes-.50

Total OOP= $4.63, including tax    Total savings according to my reciept=$13.13

Transaction #3-Everything else

  • (2) Downy Wrinkle Releaser-$1.47 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1 MQ
  • Bounce dryer sheets $1.99
    • used .50/1  MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • Tide Stain Release-$3.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • Tide laundry detergent-$8.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • (2) Wonka Chcolate bars-$1.38 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1
  • (2) Wonka Christmas candy-.74 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1 MQ  (.52 overage given)
  • (2) Hershey Kisses-$1.34 ea.
  • (2) Pepperidge Farms cookie canisters-$1.37 ea.
    • used $1.00/2 MQ
  • (4) Pepperidge Farms bag cookies-.84 ea
    • used (2) $1.00/2 MQ
  • (4) Market Pantry frozen mini chicken sandwiches (6ct. box)-$1.99 ea
  • 2ltr.Coke Classic-$1.00
  • 2ltr. Sprite Zero-$1.00
  • (2) bottle deposits-.10 ea.
  • (10) VitaminWater-$1.00 ea.
    • used (4) BOGO FB Q
  • (6) 1ltr. Smartwaters-1.49 ea.
    • Target Special  Get 6 pk free wyb 10 VitaminWater
  • (3) Kraft shredded cheese -$2.04 (Not shown in picture)
  • Armor All car wash-$2.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
  • Armor All car wipes-$3.49
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
  • Bounty Basic paper towel-.99
    • used $1.00/1 MQ
  • (4) Poise pads-$3.04
    • used (4) $2.00/1 MQ
    • used (4) $1.50/1 TQ printable  ($1.82 overage given)
  • (2) Up & Up pantyliners
  • Bic ink pens
    • used $1.00/1 MQ 

Total OOP=$24.31  Total Coupons Used =$64.69 Total Savings according to my reciept=$101.16

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Here are all of the freebies, coupons and rewards I received  in the last couple of  weeks.

  • $100 Gift Card from ConsumerQueen YouTube Giveaway
  • Rebate check from Pantene (Rebate info)
  • Rebate check from Activia
  • Down fabric softener sample w/ multiple Qpon from Vocalpoint
  • Gain Dishwashing liquid. [Look for a $1/1 Qpon in Sunday’s (Oct. 10) paper . You can get it free at Walmart w/ Qpon)]
  • Everlast Energy bar w/Qpon
  • Gas-X Prevention sample w/ Qpon
  • Sleep Pretty in Pink Ear Plugs w/Qpon
  • Nature’s Bounty Adult Gummie Multi-Vitamin w/Qpon
  • (2) Free issues of Everyday w/Rachael Ray magazine
  • (1) Free issue of Baby Talk magazine
  • Eucerin Lotion sample w/ Qpon
  • Nicorette Gum sample
  • Wrist band from Mountian Dew
  • Tiger Balm Neck rub sample w/Qpon
  •  Bic Easy Glide ink pen w/Qpon
  • (2) Organize in Style Qpon Books
  • (2) Huggie’s Qpon books
  • Mambo Sprouts  Qpon book (Qpons are available online too)
  • Qpon for a free bottle of Refreshe pop
  • Qpon for a free Energizer battery pack
  • Qpons for free travel size items from Bath and Body Works
  • Clarins Lipstick sample

 You can see the video here.

Another one of my Frugalnista YouTube  friends  is having an awesome giveaway.  GroceryGurus is giving away a $100 American Express Gift Card  and all you have to do is leave a comment on her giveaway video  and  share her video on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  This post is the sharing portion of my entry.  If you want to learn the ins and outs of  couponing and saving lots of money,  you should definitely check out her channel.  I have learned so much from this Frugal Diva and I’m sure you can too. The contest ends on October 15, 2010.

These are the free items that I’ve received over the last week or so.  I love getting free stuff. It makes getting mail so much fun. You never know what might be in your mailbox from one day to the next.  I request so many freebies that I often forget where I requested them from and some seem to just show up in my mailbox from parts unknown. 🙂 I requested the Febreze w/Gain  when Gain was having their weekly giveaway  a few weeks ago.  Hopefully, some of you were able to request this freebie or one of the other free items Gain was giving away. I was also able to request a full-size bottle of  the new Gain Dishwashing  Liquid.  I am still waiting for it to arrive.  I also got a free travel size bottle of  Baby and Body Works “Twilight for Men” Body wash,  a $5.00 ECB card from CVS, a bag of  Cheetos Mighty Zingers,  six Nescafe stick coffee packets w/ a coupon,  Nexcare bandages w/ coupons, 2 Breath Right strips w/ coupon, a K IND bar, an Organize in Style coupon booklet,  a free Sobe coupon and my ink Reward from Staples.

I don’t know why CVS sent this to me, but I was certainly happy to get it. 🙂

I intend to post some of the freebies when they are still available so that everyone can request them while they are still available.  If you want to see some of my past freebies, I have several  “Weekly Freebie” videos on my You Tube Channel.

 

      

Okay, I know it’s a little late, but better late than never.  It is more than a notion trying to work full-time + overtime,  posts updates to the blog, take care of a busy 16 month old and shoot You tube videos….etc.  I know, I know, I am preaching to the choir.  LOL.  We are all busy little bees.  Anyway. This was my final shopping trip from last weekend.  It was okay not nearly as awesome as my SUPER MEGA TARGET HAUL from a couple of weeks ago.  Go here to check out that haul.  It was awesome!!!       

Before I breakdown my trip, let me just say that I have a real love/hate relationship with Target.  I love all of the great deals you can get. I love the fact that they have store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons and I LOVE the Target on Warren Rd. in Westland, MI.  

I HATE the fact that some of their cashiers have not been trained properly on the use of coupons, I HATE that their new computer systems cheats you out of part of your coupon savings. I HATE that they do not always honor their own coupon policy and I really hate the Target store on Ford Rd/Greenfield in Dearborn, MI. That store has proven to be the most coupon hating Target, I have visited.     

I know from some of the comments I’ve read on other blogs that I am not alone in my love/hae relationship with Target.  I believe that if you follow a few tips you can have a great shopping experience at Target.  Plus, I refuse to let a  few player-hating employees, stop me from saving money and getting deals.  I will post my tips on how to have an enjoyable shopping experience at Target.  Now on to my shopping trip.          

 Transaction #1      

  • (2) Hunt’s Ketchup – .84/ea
    • used $1/2 coupon from the August All You magazine 
    •  I did a separate transaction because I needed a separate receipt for the Conagra Rebate. Go here to print your rebate form.
  • Total cost=$1.68   Total coupons=$1.00  Total OOP= $ .68   Total savings=68%

  Transaction #2  

  • (2) Olay Regenerist Facial Wipes – $5.99/ea
  •  (1) Olay Regenerist Daily Facial Cleanser – $5.99
    • used (3) $5/1 coupons from the P&G Coupon Savings Booklet (no longer available) 
    •  Get the form for the new rebate in the 8/29/10 P&G Saver  or here.
    •  Once again I did a separate transaction because I am sending off for the another rebate. Go here to print the form,but hurry it expires on 9/17/10.
  •  Total cost=$19.05 (including tax)  Total coupons=$15.00 $  Total OOP=$4.05  Total Savings=79%

Transaction #3        

  • (2) Bounty Basic Paper Towel – .99/ea
    • used (2) $1.00 (adjusted down to .99) coupons from the P&G Coupon Savings Booklet (no longer available)
    •  Get the form for the new rebate in the 8/29/10 P&G Saver  or here.
  • (3) Aloe Vaseline Lotion -$2.99/ea
  • (3) Travel Sive Tide Detergent – $.97
    • used (3) $1/1 coupons  (adjusted down to .97)   8/29/10 P&G Saver
  • (4) Sauve sampoo – $.99/ea
  • (5) Travel size Degree for Women
    • used (4) .75/1    8/29/10 RP
  • (3) Friskies Party Mix – $1.34/ea
    • used (3) $1/1  8/22/10/SS  and here  
  • (6) Travel size Right Guard – .97/ea
    • used (3) $1.50/2  8/15/10 RP
  • (4) 2pk Sharpie Accent highlighters-$.75/ea
  • (2) Travel size Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleansers- .97/ea
    • used (2) $1/1 (adjusted down to .97) 8/1/10 SS
  • NYC Lipshine-$1.72
    • used $1/1 August All You magazine
  • Pair of socks for my daughter  $1.00
    • no coupon used
    • used a $6.61 gift card from previous return   (see Target Mega Haul video here)
  • Total  cost $42.01  (including tax) Total coupons & GC=$37.09    Total OOP=$2.67   Total Savings 88% 

Note:  Try as I might I could not figure out the calculations based on the receipt.  I often have that problem with Target. I tried to be as accurate has I could.

 

I started uploading videos to You Tube in May and I am happy to say that I am enjoying every minute of it. In my videos, I have shared my coupon binder, my shopping trips and all of the freebies I receive in the mail everyday. It is so much fun to be able to share my deals and money-saving tips with so many people. 

I have met some great people in the YT community.  While it is unlikely that I will ever meet most of these people, I have found them to be some of the most caring, inpirational, encouraging and supportive people I have ever met.  I never would have thought I could get addicted to the YT, but I have. LOL.  

I recently reached 100 subscribers. You can view the video here.  To celebrate I am about to have my first giveaway.  I am really excited and I have been thinking hard trying to decide what the rules should be and more importantly what the  prizes should be.  After much thought, I am finally ready. I will be uploading that video later today.   

Check out my YT channel  Detroit Deal Diva .  When you visit, please rate, comment and subscribe.  Don’t forget to enter my contest.


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