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Archive for July, 2011

Extreme Savings – Made Money – With Coupons & Sales

Publix – Paid $21, Received $30 Additional Gift Cards
CVS – Paid about $1 (started with $7 ECBs, ended with none)

Walgreen’s Paid 12.5¢ each

Pier 1 Imports – Paid About $1 -note cards, glass bead pen, bow, fabric big bags folded in pouches.


Last Day – Free Smoothie/Frappe/Frozen Lemonade BOGO Coupon – Print It. Use It.

McDonald’s Printable BOGO Coupon, Here.
Expires 7/31/11


Extreme Couponing (but polite): $424.19 Saved (72%) at CVS, Walgreen’s, Publix, Pier 1 This Week

 …And didn’t clear any shelves, or even come close.

See “What I Learned From This Week’s Shopping” , click here

This Week *:
$582.39  Products Regular Cost

$158.20  Total Amount Paid (+7 of last week’s CVS ExtraCare bucks and rolled any new ones in to the transactions) 
$424.19   Total Savings

+++$41.25 still left in new Publix gift cards

*(Gift cards are newly obtained from this week’s promotions, but will count the gift cards in future shopping trips’ savings, instead of this week.  I included 2 McDonald’s BOGO Smoothies deals in the above figures.)


  • got $20 Rhapsody MP3 downloads in Schick razor packages
  • 1% cash back on credit card
  • getting swag bucks for some of the coupons used (which will go toward free gift cards).  get your no obligation swag bucks, no credit card or money required.

And some details:

  • freezer is LOADED with food (Kashi, Cascadian Farms, Morningstar Farms, Stouffers, seafood, more)
  • refrigerator is filled to the brim (produce, juice, dairy, deli, etc.)
  • and i won’t be needing toothpaste for at least 2 years
  • and i won’t be needing shampoo for a least 2 years
  • and i won’t be needing hair styling products for at least 2 years
  • and i won’t be needing razors for a year
  • and i won’t be needing cereal (hot or cold) for around 4 months
  • and i won’t be needing frozen entrees (Kashi, Morningstar Farms, Stouffer’s, etc.) for a couple of months
  • and i won’t be needing bagels for a couple of months
  • and i won’t be needing granola bars for a month or two
  • and i won’t be needing almond milk for a few weeks
    grocery shopping for the next month will just be for fresh items – produce, dairy, juices, fish, poultry, meat (although don’t eat much of last 3).

FREE Kashi Sample by Mail – Chocolate Granola Bar or Cereal

Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bar


Cinnamon Harvest Cereal

When you are done ordering your free sample, you can put in friends’ names that might like this deal.

 Find it here.

CVS $10 New ECBs – Schick–Playtex Deal – Last Day 7/30/11

– CVS’s Schick & Playtex Deal –
Buy $20 in products, get $10 ECBs
Last Day is 7/30/11 

Even though I left with about $20 in free products + a new $10 ECB coupon, the best part of this whole deal was when I asked the cashier if he expects that these coupons will work.  He said yes, but that wasn’t the best part.  Then he said “but I need to scan them in a certain order.”  That made my day.  This very young man was so polite and on the ball.  During the 20-25 minutes I was in the store, I never saw another employee except behind the pharmacy counter.  I think he was running the show.  I am planning to try this store again for my next trip.

2 Schick ST2 disposable razors, 12 pack value size, $8.99 ea.
1 Skintimate Shave Cream , 6 0z., sale $2.19 ea.
(2 $5 Free Rhapsody MP3 downloads codes came with each Schick pkg.)
$20.17 TOTAL (w/o tax)

Coupons used, in this exact order
$4 off $20, CVS coupon
$2 off 1 Schick disposable razor – CVS mfr. printable
$8.99 off with B1G1 Schick disposable razors – newspaper insert
1.50 off 1 Skintimate shave cream – printable
$3 ECB from previous trip.
TOTAL:  68¢ (plus tax.  *note* the CVS Q’s reduced tax from $1.21 to 80¢)



Einstein Bros. FREE Sandwich. FREE Bagels. 2 BOGOs

Einstein Bros. Bagels – E-Club Promotions

Welcome to Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Would you like a free Triple Decker Club Sandwich with your Triple Decker Club Sandwich?  Well you are in luck if you have previously registered with Einstein’s E-Club.  They have been emailing good coupons lately, including this BOGO.  So, check your inbox if you are a member.  

You should find these two current coupon promotions, both are BOGO:

  • FREE Bucket of Bagels When You Buy One Bucket of Bagels – Fri. & Sat.July 30 and July 31 – PLU:  8318

  • FREE Triple Decker Club Sandwich When You Buy One of Same – Expires 8/24/2011 – PLU:  8611

Sign up 1-2-3, and Eat For F-R-E-E.

Einstein Bros. Bagels E-Club.


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Michael’s Special Printable Coupon – Extra 20% on Sale & Reg. Prices

Valid July 31 – August 6, 2011

Print this Michael’s coupon & other offers from Michaels, here.