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CVS Thanksgiving Freebies

Free is good and I love it. Free paid for by your neighbors is bad and I don’t like that idea. So, if you haven’t head out to CVS this week, better go asap as these freebies are only good until tomorrow. I scored a few items that I use and are useful to my family worth $12.47. I could have scored more but when I went to the other CVS store, some items are out and I can’t force them to sell me the stuff I want if they are out, lol.

Anyway, I only paid $2+ out of pocket for all this since I had $10 extrabucks on hand. Goodies are good, eh! I used two cards for this, of course!

Items below;

1 CVS trial pack boys training pants

2 CVS brand pantiliners

2 Colgate toothpastes at $3 each ( I used (2) red machine printed coupons $2.50 and (2) .50 manufacturer coupons

2 CVS travel wipes

2 Extra gum sticks

1 Luden cough drops

1 sour patch gum

1 CVS adult gummies

1 sample Centrum vitamints

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It Pays to be a Victoria’s Secret Cardholder

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Stores want you to spend your money on them. Victoria’s Secret is one of them. They want you to keep coming back to their store year-round whether there’s a Holiday or normal days. To do this, they send perks to their loyal customers and or members.

Two of those perks I received are coupons for bra and a freebie, they send this to our mailing address a few times a year through a catalog and the other one that just arrived is this $15 of a bra, a freebie for panties and other coupons. While the rest of the coupons look enticing, I would not be using them as they have minimum purchase requirement which I am not willing to spend money in that amount.

I am a wise-shopper so I always go for a freebie or buy something I need rather than what I want.

Thanksgiving Freebies at CVS This Week

Started last Sunday,23 until 29th, CVS will have several items you get for free after extrabucks. Be sure to check their online or in-store ad which ones you like to get. I grabbed 8 products but only printed 7 ecb receipts, I don’t know why that one item did not print out, it’s probably the kitkat worth $1 but I am not planning of going back to the store just for that.

I had $10 gift card on hand so I paid less than $2 for my items, I also bought Physicians Formula eye defining pencil not in picture. I rolled my ecbs and paid less out of pocket for them and still got ecbs to use next time I go to CVS. I stopped couponing four months ago but freebies like this is hard to resist.

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Another great deal I got in today’s shopping, this one is from Kroger. I knew that there’s a deal for Aveeno product at that store this week and tried it. Here’s what I got, a $3 catalina and a $2 rebate at checkout51 on my phone. This cost $5.99 each, you do the math of my savings, I used (2) $1 tear pad for two bottles. I’ll go back there again on Wednesday and see if catalina is still available. So, it’s a total $7 savings for two bottles. Final price would be $2.40 each.

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Free Bath and Body Works Lotion, a $12.50 Value

It is possible to score free body care at Bath and Body Works with little or no money to spend. There are many ways in order to avail promos like this online or at their store. Once you become a frequent shopper at their store, rest assured they’ll give you heaps of coupons to make you coming back to their store.

One best deal I just scored from BBW is this FREE white citrus body lotion. Through the use of a coupon “free body care any full size item” with any purchase. My idea was purchased only the smallest antibac hand sanitizer which is $1.74 with no tax. With that amount, it got me a pocket antibac and a full size lotion, amazing isn’t it?

I still got heaps of coupons left but it requires me to spend a minimum amount of money before I can have my free item, I guess I just have to pass the deal as I have no budget for that in the meantime. Besides, I already have plenty of bottles of lotions and fragrances collected throughout my couponing months. They should be enough supply until next winter season and for balik-bayan box.

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Dollar General Lack of Training and Inexperienced Employees

A new Dollar General store has opened its doors to customers near our area, located on the address below, is disappointing.

Dollar General # 1379 2 mi
5721 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, TX

We have been receiving store coupons from them in the mail and I tried going there yesterday for the first time. Yes, it was my first time and I already had an unpleasant experience at their store.

I bought 7 bags of candy for Halloween that cost $5 each. Their current store sale is buy 2 get 1 free and another promo is buy 3 get 1 free. The coupon I had on hand is $5 off $25 purchase. Now, with two bags are free, I should only be paying $25 for seven bags. Subtract that with the $5 coupon, remaining is $20.

This is their actual store ad, the buy 3 get 1 free ad isn’t printed but it is advertised in the aisle.

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The cashier yesterday was obviously confused of the “store sale” and the use of “store coupon”. The system automatically deducted each item certain amount. And he was supposed to scan the coupon before letting me pay. Before leaving the store yesterday, I knew my coupon wasn’t used and just had to come back the following day, which is today.

A kid greeted me today and told him that I had a $5 coupon which wasn’t used in my purchase, he looked at the receipt and argued that it took some amount because the receipt says, “total savings $10” but it wasn’t because of the coupon, it was because of the two bags I got for free for buying those bags that entitles me for 2 bags of candy. I said, that if the coupon was used, it should be printed in the receipt as “coupon savings” and it wasn’t printed. He then insisted that I bought the wrong candy, I said, if it is wrong, the system wouldn’t take it and credit the $10 savings.

I told the kid that I have shopped several times in older Dollar General stores in the past and always when coupons are used during checkout, it would be printed clearly.

He then introduced himself as the “assistant manager” on duty. I cannot remember his name though but he obviously IS CONFUSED OF THE STORE SALE AND THE USE OF COUPON for he did not credit me of my coupon.  He said that he has been working with DG of over a year, that is not even enough time for him to brag about that, he is the assistant manager but that doesn’t mean he is right and thus know everything. I have been couponing for three years and I know exactly how it works.

What I did was, returned all the bags of candy so I will get my money back and demanded I want my coupon back, the assistant manager said that he can’t give it back to me because they tear coupons after scanning them. It is just disappointing that they actually put those employees as front lines but they don’t know how coupons work.

That new Dollar General store in Crowley cannot have my business again because of the LACK OF TRAINING AND INEXPERIENCED of their employees. If the manager don’t know that, they are driving potential customers away and I wouldn’t be surprised if their store isn’t making money as much as they hoped for.

Free Covergirl Lippies

Shopping tip: when you go out shopping and you have coupons at home, don’t forget to bring them for you will never know what you can find in stores you’re going to. For instance, I went to Albertson’s one day and found these Covergirl lipsticks on clearance for $1.99 each and a CG outlast nail polish for 99 cents. Gladly enough, I had my $4 off any CG product manufacturer coupon so I used it to buy two lippies and the nail polish. So, the $4 mq covers the lippies cost, I only had to pay 97 cents for the polish!

When you shop with an open mind, most likely you’ll bump into deals you don’t expect. That’s wise shopping for me. Can I afford to pay full price of Covergirl lippies and nail polishes? Sure, but I refuse to do it since I know heaps of ways to save on those items. Why pay more for items when you know you can get them for less, right?

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Just Cents Everyday Items

I was lucky when I went to Kroger today and found out that they still have ample stocks on Hefty freezer slider bags or I’ll be very upset. I have not done couponing for a while now until today. I want to finish off my manufacturer coupons before they expire at the end of this month so I forced my achy self to go out and shop along with my two silly girls.

I went to three different stores to grab some items that are a good deal or on sale. First stop was Kroger which I bought the Hefty slider bags for just 49 CENTS each. Mega sale event 99 cents/each if you buy 6 and I had (3) $1/2 manufacturer coupons to use for all six that left me with 49 cents final price.

Second stop was Walmart, I bought a couple of items with the use of coupons but only pictured two products shown below. Final Touch fabric softener is 48 cents each after manufacturer coupons I printed from coupons.com, two $2. Walmart price for it is $2.48. Next is the Rimmel London nail polishes for 50 cents each, I used 3 $1 any Rimmel product manufacturer coupons, Walmart price is $1.50.

I know I already have enough nail polishes but stocking up on them won’t harm me, besides, I am sending some to the Philippines.

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Kroger Deal and CVS Freebies

I am slowing down in my couponing. I would be glad for the day to come that I get rid of all my coupons completely. But for now, while I still have high value manufacturer coupons, might as well take advantage of the deals it give me. It is getting very hot here in our state so going out frequently would be too much for me and my children.

Anyway, here’s my deals of the week. CVS coupon red machine spits out a $2 off store coupon for select colgate products until Saturday, it is on sale until Saturday so you might want take advantage of that. You must scan your red card and print a $1 manufacturer coupon from coupons.com and pair it with the store coupon. That is how you make your toothpaste free, trust me, it will not cost you anything, not even a penny. See the receipts below. I did it twice because I have two CVS red cards.

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Another deal I hunted is from Kroger. There are tons of items that are on sale in Kroger stores right now but this one is so cheap that I want to share it with you my dear readers. Herbal Essences shampoos are part of the “buy 5 instantly save $5” promo, leaves you $1.99 each if you buy 5. But if you the manufacturer coupons from P&G from 5/11 $3 off two HE shampoo or conditioner, you can score each bottle for only 56 cents.

I came up with that price because I bought one bottle of body wash for $1.76 and used 2 $3 HE shamp/conditioner coupons and one $1 for body wash. I know my husband complains about the amount of shampoos we have in stock but it is hard to pass up a deal like this, besides, I love the new HE Moroccan  shampoo so I got them.

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My Hunt for Deals This Week May 25-31/2014


CVS: great deal on Cover Girl lip glosses : $3.99 each after 50% store sale, I used (2) $2 manufacturer coupons and (1) $1.50 manufacturer coupon resulting to (2) $1.49 and (1) $1.99 final price.
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Walgreens Clearance: Covergirl all-in-one mascara $2.99 each, Sally Hansen Xtreme wear polish $1.59 , Sally Hansen Diamond $2.64. Final price for two mascaras $1.99 each, Sally Hansen Xtreme wear polish .59 and Sally Hansen Diamond $1.64 minus manufacturer coupons.
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OOP: $4.45 RECEIVED $5 ecb back after store sale, using ECBs on hand and manufacturer coupons.
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CVS Freebies This Week 4/13-19

Dang! It’s been four days since I skip couponing for the reason my car is in the auto shop. I don’t have a choice but to wait until the problem with it gets fixed. Hopefully, we can receive that anticipated call from the shop before this day ends.

Here are just a few freebies that I so want to snag at CVS this week. Coupons are clipped, I have listed down the items I want to buy for an easy shopping but heck, I have no car!

#1 Colgate toothpaste, I know I have shopped a lot of toothpastes already but who can say no to freebie? With store sale and manufacturer coupon combined, it’s just so hard to pass up this deal.

#2 Almay cosmetics, as you can see in the second photo, I have two store coupons that are high value and 2 manufacturer coupons which makes the deal MONEY MAKER for me. I am sure not all CVS shoppers receive the same store coupons as me, they have to get the item/s free but they don’t make money from buying it. I DO!

#3 Ban total fresh cooling body cloths, this is a trial promo from the company, they collaborated with the store just to get their new products out there. FREE is always good, you know?
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