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Tylenol refund May 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — queen620 @ 5:23 pm

Yeah, I got a refund for 3 bottles of infant tylenol and motrin.  Got back $28.  I will have to wait for a sale and coupons!

Only thing is I found 3 bottles of children’s motrin & tylenol last night!  OOPS!!


WOW Harris Teeter 5-24-10

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 5:19 pm

Spent:  $21.97

Saved:  ?? $145.  ??

Okay, No you didn’t misread that.  I only paid $21.97 and got a coupon for $2.50 On Your Next Order.  So here is what happened…BRAD SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER!!!    No,  I am not joking!   After nearly 40+ minutes waiting patiently at the self check out one of the cashier’s insisted on asking the manager JK to override our order.  We thought he would just come back and maybe give us a giftcard for our time or let us just take the 4  packs of diapers for free since they were the reason the computer kept shutting down.  I had no idea that they would give away groceries!     I will definitely be sending an email to corporate to say thank you for having such wonderful cashiers and managers at HarrisTeeter at Adam’s Farm.


CVS 5-20-10 FREE May 21, 2010

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 3:08 am

CVS 5-20-10


So I had to have my Dr. call in a Rx for me and I had a $10 prescription coupon from Kmart.

I spent $2.55 on my giftcard.  And I used 8.99 in ECB and got hack 4.  So I lost 4.99 but I got coffee, dishsoap and bath sponge with my monopoly money!

I’ll try to give more details later.  I need to go make tater tot’s cake!

updated 6-13-10

for my records I am going to guess I saved $15


Harris Teeter 5-19-10

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 3:01 am

Harris Teeter 5-19-10


saved: $89.48
I think.  I have to go make a cake for Tater Tot’s first birthday.

I have a few more trips in my future, I won’t be going everyday.  I am shorty on available $$ due to Ethan’s party!

When I do go back I looking for a few things that most couponers aren’t looking for.   I want more washing soda, bug spray and orange juice.  I am sure there will be a few things.  I went Wednesday night and they were VERY picked over for free or almost free items.  That is okay b/c a lot of the free items I don’t need anymore of even if they are free.    Really how many things of dressing do I need???


Harris Teeter 5-17-10 May 18, 2010

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 7:52 am

Harris Teeter 5-17-10

Spent:  $78 & change

Saved:  $96 & change

I will post more details later.  Right now TaterTot aka Ethan is on the prowl is constantly trying to pull down the laptop and would love to get at my coupon binder!!!


Target 5-17-10

Filed under: Target,Uncategorized — queen620 @ 7:47 am


Spent $21. and change

got back $5. Giftcard.

This was a last minute decision to run into target to get cat food.  I was at PartyCity and parted with WAY to much $$ for supplies for Ethan’s First Birthday Party.

I was shooting myself when I got in there and saw that MeowMix was on sale, b/c I KNEW there were $1.50 off Qn at   Of course I didn’t print them b/c I didn’t want to waste the ink and then not end up using the Qn!   I think I might try to go back later in the week and get two more bags.  I haven’t had a problem finding dog food on BOGO sale, but not so much luck with dry cat food.   I never had to worry about this b/4 b/c we always bought our cat food from Sam’s.  When I find a sale like this it is a better price than Sam’s, just takes a little more work to get it!


CVS 5-16-10

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 7:38 am

Brad CVS…how we spend a little time as a family!!!

I spent less than $8. OOP

$9.95 CVS giftcard

More details later.


CVS 5-12-10 ALL FREE! May 12, 2010

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 4:34 pm


So I went in tonight to pick up a Rx for one of my kids.  I scanned my card at the wonderful Qn machine.  It spit out a coupon for

*$25 CVS giftcard w/ purchase of new or transfer of new Rx.

How wonderful I was there to pick up a NEW Rx!!!  I almost did a happy dance when I saw that Qn print out!!!!

So how much did I spend on my new giftcard???  Not as good as it could have been, but it was still monopoly $$, so I guess I shouldn’t complain to much!

Spent:  REAL $$  00

Spent Giftcard:  $15.05

Saved:  $44.38

Total Value:  $59.43

My savings would have only been 75% had I been paying cash,

but 100% since I was paying with CVS $$

got back 18 ECB for next week!

*2 crest pro-health paid $6.25 after Qn,

+got back 7 ECB=FREE

*Kotex $3.99 after Qn

+got back 4.99 ECB = FREE

*Huggies $4.99 after Qn

+got back 2 ECB =

*Schick Razor $3.99 after Qn

+got back 4 ECB=FREE

*Epsom salt $.50 each

* Covergirl BOGO

– $3. CVS Qn & $1. off Qn

for whatever reason the register wouldn’t accept my BOGO Qn tonight?!?

I was very surprised.  I was at the same store and even had the same cashier as the other night???

Oh, well that is why I spent more on the giftcard than I had planned.  After their BOGO sale and coupons I got both lip glosses for $5.00.  I know I was paying with their money so I need to be more content!!!  I am just confused b/c how did the BOGO covergirl coupon work one time but not the next?


CVS 5-10-10

Filed under: CVS — queen620 @ 4:12 pm

Spent:  $8.44

Saved:  $50.35

Total Value:  $58.79

86% savings, w/ 16 ECB back for next week 🙂

so basically everything was free!!!

*10 Nestle TollHouse morsels $.82 each

🙂 I nearly fell over from sticker shock 🙂

My husband had the nerve to ask me if I used a Qn for all of them… Then he saw the price and knew no Qn was needed.

For those who are wondering, I didn’t clear the shelf…I left a few!!!

*Schick Razor $8.99- $5. Qn

(4 ECB back…FREE after ECB)

*Kotex $4.99 – $1. Qn = $3.99

(got back $4.99 ECB, so free plus a MoneyMaker)

*2 Crest ProHealth toothpaste $3.50 each = $7.00

-$.75 Qn paid $6.25, but got back 7 ECB,

So FREE plus $.75 MoneyMaker!

*Bayer Aspirin $1 each

-$1 off Qn, so FREE

*BOGO covergirl lip pencil

-used BOGO Qn & $1. off Qn so both were FREE + made $1.00

*Epsom Salt $.50 each after CVS sale in in store Qn

So I paid $8.44  I couldn’t have bought all 10 bags of chocolate morsels at Aldi for that much!


Harris Teeter 5-10-10

Filed under: Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 3:47 pm

Spent:  $75.08

Saved:  $66.54

Total Value:  $141.56

47% savings

Okay, tonight was definitely not one of my better nights.    This is one of those times when I needed to go shopping b/c I was out, but I should have just gone home.

I had been sick and went to the Dr. office and then spent an hour at CVS waiting for my Rx so I was very tired and should have just gone home.   But since I was out and didn’t really want to have to go shopping on Tuesday I went ahead and got it over with!!!

I did spend at least $10 on fresh produce.

Another $15 or so on milk, eggs & yogurt.

I had a RC for the frozen chicken strips and had to buy them b4 my Qn expired so that was another $20 there.

Ziploc bags $.85 eac

Ziploc containers $1.25

Lysol toilet cleaner $.45

Lysol Kitchen cleaner $ .70

Aquafina $3.99

(I normally paid $3.88 @ Sam’s so I was excited to see it this cheap.  I hope it will get cheaper as summer gets here.)

I am beginning to see that as my stockpile comes together my list gets shorter each week b/c I don’t have to buy everything  just b/c it is on sale.  The last few weeks spaghetti sauce has been on sale, but I have plenty so I think I am going to wait for my favorite Classico to go on sale and hold off until then.   I have been spending more on fresh produce b/c it is easy to get lots of cheap foods, but I want to try and keep us more balanced.