Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kmart doubles make me happy:)

I figured after showing my toy deal before, I should post my Kmart Doubles Event shopping success as well! I made several trips, but my last trip through was my most eventful. I had a coupon for basically everything making most items free and a $5/1 for the $5.99 Pictureka game, which was used with a $5/$25 coupon which made my total after taxes -$2.38.

The cashier was confused when she tried to take $2.38 from me and the register was not letting her complete the transaction so called her manager over who pointed out that they OWED me the money! To which she quickly added that she was not going to "pay me to leave the store with merchandise", so I ran and grabbed an Oxy Clean spray to make my total more and made it out the door paying $1.70 for everything shown above! (originally priced it woudl have cost $43.88!)

One of my other trips I picked up the following (again thanks to buymore4less for the heads up on the sparkle/angel soft deal!) minus the contact solution which I bough at RiteAid for $0.10 after coupons!-- and paid around $7.00 (originally priced would have cost around $48!!!) I was happy about the paper products as I was getting low on towels!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas comes early to Kmart Shoppers!!!!

I am so excited about this post. And by excited, I pretty much mean totally and completely psyched!!!! For someone who has a difficult time getting ANYTHING ready by gift time - be it birthdays, holidays, etc., -- let's just say that if you managed to get more than 1/2 of your children's Christmas shopping completed by the beginning of July, you would feel this way too!

Thank you to buymore4less for the heads up on this STELLAR Kmart deal going on right now. Currently all of Kmart's clearance toys are an additional 50% off of the clearance price. (Note the $5 / $20 purchase in the linked post!) I only used 1 coupon, but am considering going back to see if I can get some of the same items broken up into smaller transactions to take advantage of additional savings.

Here is my haul which I know my kids will be TOTALLY PSYCHED about come Christmas morning....

Total BEFORE any sales/coupons $327.55 (or $347.20 after taxes!)
Now the part you have been waiting for...
Total AFTER coupons and clearance prices = $70.34 ($66.74 before taxes)!!! FOR EVERYTHING!!!

My favorite purchases are as follows:

Bionicles - originally priced at $39.99 and $29.99 were on clearance for $5 and $7.50!

The Eye Clops was originally priced $59.99 - on clearance for $18.50.

The Discovery Planet Lab - $29.99 - on clearance for $11.00.

The Cube World digital games - $34.99 and $23.99 each - on clearance for $4.50 and $3!

The Pictureka game was not on clearance, but I had a $5/1 coupon from a few weeks ago that I used off the original $5.99 price!

Tip - if you see something you think your children will like and it is not marked down, use the price checker and scan it anyway! The Discover Kids Lab did not have a clearance sticker but I knew my boys would enjoy it and it scanned for $11.00!!!!!

As my boys are older I was mainly focusing on the boys items, but there seemed to be a good variety of baby and girl items left as well!

As an added bonus, I will get 1% back on my purchases for using my K'Ching card and I received a coupon for a FREE Sharpie Retractable Marker :) Go here to see complete list of possible prizes.

Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Free Veggie Tales movie

Click here for details to receive a FREE Veggie Tale Movie (You must pay $2.99 shipping) when you sign up for the Big Idea's e-Newsletter. Select from Larry and the Fib from Outer Space, Where's God When I'm S-scared or The Ballad of Little Joe.

Great BOGO sale at RiteAid

There are quite a few BOGO sales at RiteAid this week - one that you might want to take advantage of is the Stayfree BOGO sale. There is a BOGO coupon for any Stayfree in this past Sunday's Smart Source which makes for FREE Stayfree. I get two papers so was able to get 4 packs of Stayfree for FREE!
They also have their regular size chocolate candy on sale for BOGO so if you are holding onto any of those Mars Chocolate Relief coupons now is a great time to use them! I had two of those as well so walked away with 4 FREE chocolates as well!

Sorry - no picture. As my boys were with me 1/2 of the candy was gone by the time we got home ;)

Wednesdsay Arby's deal

Freebie Wednesday at Arby's today!

Today's freebie is a regular beef 'n cheddar with purchase of any soft drink!

Upcoming deals:

July 8th
Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase

July 15th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 22nd
Free RoastBurger with soft drink purchase

July 29th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 5th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

August 12th
Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

August 19th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 26th
Free Roast Beef ‘n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

meijer trip

Wow, long time no post - between planning two birthday parties last week, tennis lessons for the boys and about a million other things, I find that I need a few extra hours in my day!

I had a good trip to Meijer today - since we are going out of town for the 4th and as two of my family members are out of town for the next few days, I am not needing to stock up on much this week, but I managed to find a few good deals at Meijer that I wanted to get...
At Meijer I took advantage of their buy 10 get 11 items $1 deals. I used two Sweet Rays coupons that were for $1/2 MQ (they expire on 6/30) and 1 $1/2 MQ peelie from the broccoli cole slaw, as well as 2 Meijer Mealbox coupons for $1/2 for the pasta and used the cake as my freebie 11th item and got everything for $5. At less than $0.50 a pop for each item I am feeling pretty good :-)

I also had a great trip picking up coupons from tear pads and various displays - either I just wasn't paying attention before I started couponing -- which very well may be the case, but I have noticed a definite increase in coupons around the store lately. Again, perhaps they have always been there and I just wasn't picking up on them!
I hope your shopping week is off to a good start!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ohhhh, ice cream!

Being a true lover of all things ice cream, I plan on taking advantage of this awesome deal on Starbucks ice cream on sale at Walmart this week!
Starbucks pints are on sale for 2/$5 - use the $2/1 MQ from 6/21SS to get a pint for just $.50!!

And then if today turns into anything like our 90 degree day yesterday, immediately grab a spoon and dig in :)