Category Archives: Couponing

Recent Natural Product Purchases

Since having my son I am becoming even more conscious of what I put on my skin. Here are a few products I have tried out recently:

 

I have loved Renpure products since I was a freshman in college. I recently ran out of my liter of conditioner I bought last year on sale at Ulta and decided to pick this up on a whim. It smells really good, but I do not think it does much for my hair. I have been using it for about two weeks now and it seems like my hair is much oilier than normal. I will continue using it up and give an update! $6.99 @ Target

Although this product isn’t 100% natural I love it. I feel like it really makes my skin feel nice. I more than likely will not repurchase it because I am going to try to make it. I just need to find someone to give me their old coffee grounds since neither my husband nor I drink coffee. Price: Around $13

I was super excited when I saw this deodorant at TJ Maxx for $3.99. Ive been wanting to try deodorant paste since seeing an episode of Shark Tank that featured a brand. I really like this deodorant. The smell is nice and goes away soon after application which i prefer.

 

It comes with a small spatula that you use to put the paste on your fingers and then you apply to your underarms.

I recently decided I wanted to make my household cleaners with essential oils so I ordered this set of Amazon for around $15. I’m sure there are better brands out there, but for cleaning this should do the trick.

I have been wanting to try this mask for a few years but never got around to ordering it on amazon. My husband and I went to an HEB (our local grocery store) a little farther away from our house and I found it for around $6. I love it. Since I am breastfeeding I cannot use a lot of acne fighting ingredients. This really helps my skin stay clear.

Since finding out the Garnier Miceller water had cancer causing chemicals in it I have been trying to find a replacement that is just as good. I picked this up today at Costco for $6.97 which is a good price considering the 6.7oz size would be at least that much at Target. I haven’t used it yet so I will update with my thoughts.

 

These are a few new to me products I have purchased recently. I will do a followup post and let you all know how I feel about them!

 

 

 

Free $5 from Kohl’s in the Mail

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I received a free $5 Kohl’s coupon in the mail along with a 20% off coupon for the anniversary of opening a Kohl’s card. I know credit cards are frugal taboo but having a Kohl’s card did save us a fair amount of money when we weren’t only buying secondhand clothes. Now I don’t need it but I have never carried a balance on it and they still send me free stuff.

Whoa! So much free Victoria’s Secret stuff!!!!

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I have been receiving so much FREE Victoria’s Secret stuff lately I’m not even going to be able to use all of it!

I received my new Victoria’s Secret card in the mail (top left) and it came with a FREE $10 Angel Reward Card. I also received a FREE $10 Happy Birthday Angel reward card. These two cards were free because I have their credit card (with a zero balance of course!) but I receive a lot of other stuff that is free that doesn’t require a credit card.

I also received 2 Free Panty Coupons and a FREE travel size item at Bath & BodyWorks their sister company. Yay!

I am probably going to use the gift cards to buy some Christmas presents/stocking stuffers. I love free shopping!

If you want to find out how you can receive free stuff from Victoria’s Secret too please click HERE.

New Free Paper Subscription for the El Sentinel with Free Sunday Paper Coupons

2015-08-01 12.36.36We moved a few months ago and I haven’t been couponing much recently but I clicked the below link and signed up for a new Saturday paper subscription to the El Sentinel. It came today, about two weeks after signing up, and had three coupon inserts. It’s a good way to get free Sunday paper coupons. An added bonus is that it comes on Saturday so you get the coupons early, that way if there are any coupons you want more of you can go get more papers on Sunday. It also sometimes contains the Smart Source in Spanish which has different coupons.

You can also click HERE to subscribe for free on their website.

*This is not an affiliate link

 

8-1-15 Check You Mail and Sunday Paper for these coupons

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Check your mailbox for the first flyer from Bath & Body Works because it has a coupon for a free full sized product and a free travel size product.

The second flyer has a free $10 coupon at JC Penny. I’m sure I can find a $10 item that I want or something to set aside for a Christmas gift.

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I also found this $5 Target gift card coupon when you spend $25 on school supplies in the Target weekly Ad.

2015-08-01 12.33.34In the Sunday paper coupons I found these FREE $10 coupons at Bonefish Grill. There is one really close to where we live and I think it would be fun to go grab a free appetizer (and we would still tip of course).

 

Free $10 Coupons in the Mail for Academy Sports + Outdoors

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When I flip through our junk mail I always keep my eyes open for $10 off Coupons that don’t require a minimum purchase because it’s like getting a FREE $10 gift card. Recently we have received 2 FREE $10 off Coupons from the new Academy Sports + Outdoors store (see above) that opened around the corner from where we live. I almost didn’t stop by the first time because I wasn’t familiar with the store but I’m so glad that I did.

We were able to score 2 beach chairs and 2 beach chair clip on umbrellas (see below) for $1 each after the 2 free $10 coupons! We have already taken the chairs to the beach a few times and I’m excited to now have the umbrellas to go with them because it’s very hot here in Florida! The chairs and umbrellas usually sell for $6 each! I love getting things we will use for so cheap!

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6-22-15 Found at Dollar Tree Mini Physician’s Formula Eye Shadow Palettes

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I was excited to fine these Mini Physician’s Formula Eye Shadow Palettes at Dollar Tree for $1! So excited that I bought one for my sister and brother’s girl friend too. I always find this brand to be good quality and these can be $10 or more at regular drug stores.

6/20/15 Free Pain Relief and Meta Health Bars at CVS

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I unexpectedly had to run into CVS yesterday because my entire body was covered in hives! It was horrible but the nurse at the minute clinic was able to help me a lot! While I was waiting for my appointment I went ahead and printed the coupons from the CVS coupon printer. I received a $2 off pain relief coupon (above) which made the trial size CVS pain relief free!

I also received a coupon for free Meta Health Bars, 6 count, $8.49. My store was out of them but told me they will still be honoring the coupon because they ran out.

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$10 for 1 Week of Food from Dollar Tree

10DollarsForOneWeekOfFoodCould you buy one week’s worth of food for one person for just $10? I believe the answer is yes!

As anyone who visits this site probably knows, I LOVE DOLLAR TREE! The other day I started thinking, could you buy one week’s worth of food for one person for just $10? I believe the answer is yes! You wouldn’t necessarily have to do this at Dollar Tree, any $1 store would probably work.

This would not be the most interesting week of meals but it would get you through the week in a pinch. I have also tried to make the meals as healthy as possible. Even at the dollar store there are some small choices that made this meal plan a little healthier such as by choosing whole wheat bread over white and brown rice over white.

Here is what I came up with-

Items I bought for $1 each-

– 1) A Full loaf of Whole Wheat Bread

– 2) Brown Rice

– 3) Black Beans

– 4) Peanut Butter

– 5) Jelly

– 6) Canister of Oatmeal

– 7) Honey

– 8) Spaghetti Sauce

– 9) Spaghetti Noodles (these coincidentally were the largest bag of pasta offered for $1)

– 10) ?????? $1 item?????- Last item your choice!

 

$10 One Week Meal Plan-

 

Breakfasts

– Oatmeal with Honey (or Peanut Butter or Jelly)

– Toast with Peanut Butter or Jelly

Lunch

– Peanut Butter or Jelly Sandwiches

Dinner

– Spaghetti sauce and noodles

– Brown Rice and Black Beans

 

Alternative $1 Items-

* Note- most of these are not as healthy as the original choices

– Instead of Peanut Butter you could buy hazelnut spread

– Instead of Jelly you could just use the honey

– Instead of Oatmeal and Honey you could probably buy a bag of cereal and a small milk

– Instead of honey you could buy a large jar of apple/peach pie filling to have with the oatmeal

– Instead of Spaghetti Sauce you could use any sauce you can buy for $1

 

Ideas for the last $1 item-

– Parmesan Cheese for the spaghetti

– Popcorn for lunches

– Salsa for with the rice and beans

– Instant Coffee

– A 5 pack of Ramen Noodles

– A can of soup

 What do you think? Could you survive on this meal plan for 1 week if you had only $10 to buy yourself food?

CVS Thanksgiving / Black Friday Sale! Spent- $20.12 and Saved- $114.43

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My haul from the CVS Thanksgiving sale last night! Probably my favorite shopping trip of the year! This is my Black Friday shopping. Here is the breakdown-

Spent- $20.12

Saved- $114.43

Number of CVS cards- 2

Number of Transactions- 12

ECBs (CVS store dollars) Left Over- $5

This sounds like a lot until you know that we were the only ones in the store and they allowed my sister and I to use our boyfriend’s cards to do more deals. They had tons of stuff so we weren’t clearing any shelves. I had $8 ECBs  left on one card so I used it to pick up some mostly free groceries or I would have had $13 ECBs left. There are close ups of my haul below below.

AND this required very, very few coupons. We only used about 2 newspaper coupons and 2 CVS printer coupons per transaction so most of these deals don’t require coupons!

If you want to see these deal match ups you can view the CVS Ad at CVS.com here or the coupon match ups at SouthernSavers.com here.

Here is one additional deal I didn’t see elsewhere-

CVS Multi-pack Toothbrushes $2.99
– Use $1 off CVS Toothbrushes coupon from the CVS coupon printer
– Receive $2 ECBs
Price after coupon and ECBs- FREE!

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