Category: savings

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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Chocolate Markdowns After Halloween

There are only two occasions each year when you can score really great deals on chocolate, after Halloween and Christmas. Most stores will put their chocolates up 50-75% after each occasion to give space for new ones. These are the total packages of chocolates I hauled in CVS and Walmart after Halloween.

The yellow packages of Snickers I bought from CVS, originally priced at $4.99 and marked down to $1.88 and had $3.50 worth of extrabucks used upon check out.

The large brown bags were are Walmart, these are large bags containing 80 and 95 pieces of assorted chocolates. The orange package I bought for full price at a different store before Halloween, still a great deal because there’s so many candies in that package.

I plan of visiting the Philippines next year so buying chocs and candies as early as now is a great idea while they’re on sale! Chocolates’ “best before” date will be until June 2015, but even that day comes, they will still be good for they never really go bad.

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Wedding Anniversary Presents for Me

My husband did not give me anything on our tenth wedding anniversary instead, he took us out to the farm where our girls had fun and dinner to the Hibachi restaurant last Sunday. It doesn’t really matter to me if there is no gift as long as he remembered to celebrate our big with us.

I asked him if we could go to DSW shoe store before dinner since I had a $20 store coupon so I could use it. He agreed with me and I took home two pairs of shoes, one that is flat open sandals and a pair of running shoes. He ended up not getting anything for he did not find any shoes he likes so I was the only one bought presents for me, haha. I like that very much.

I didn’t plan of buying another pair of running shoes but it’s hard to resist such a deal like it. Besides, the coupon says $20 off $49 purchase and if I buy just the TH flats, the coupon could not be used since my husband did not buy any. This is good though so I will be encouraged to go out there and walk some more since I have really good, comfortable and light shoes to wear.

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… you see, I saved more than half of what I paid for these two pairs. Running shoes priced for $64.94 minus 30% store clearance price ($19.48) and additional discount $13.69 from the coupon. Nike shoes final price is $31.77. The flats were $29.94 minus 30% off store clearance price ($8.98) and coupon $6.31, final price is $14.65.

Total for two pairs including tax is $50.25, sweet deal, isn’t it? I saved $72. 58 which is more than half of what I spent in their store. This is why, I love going to DSW because of the savings I get when I shop there.

If you are a wise shopper, you don’t need to pay full price on things when you know you can get them for less no matter what brand they are.

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Great Finds at Thriftstores

When I don’t feel lazy and are bored at home, I go to a thrift store and kill my time digging for something I may not expect I could find. Most of the time, I don’t go out the store empty-handed for I always find something worth bringing home.

Like for instance, these two beautiful things photographed below. I bought them in two different stores, the painting cost only $1.91 at McCart Thrift store. It is too beautiful to not pick it up. Even J and my husband told me that it is really beautiful. Mind you, it’s got some scratches and other minor flaws in it, but can you see it? It is actually an original oil painting on a canvass dated  1986 with an artist’s name on it.

The second item I found is this pair of Skechers shoes, they are not my size but they are in great condition. If you don’t look closely, you can’t tell this pair has been worn. Not even a dirt on the soles, I tell you. I found them at Goodwill. The pair would have been $7.99 but guess, it was my lucky day because it was the store manager at the register that checked me out and he only priced me for $2.99.

It pays to be nice and make a conversation to people at the register you know. The man was so rugged and you couldn’t even tell he was the manager judging from the clothes he wore or from his physical appearance but… you never know who you’re talking to unless they start talking to you. Thanks to him, I got a pretty good deal on the shoes.

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Tabletop Grill on 75% off Clearance at CVS

This is what I like about going to the store and not expecting anything nice. I went to CVS pharmacy yesterday to get our passport photos done for our dual citizenship application and while waiting for the employee to get done with the photos, I roamed around the store and found this beautiful thing in their clearance aisle, as you can see in the tag it is marked down to 75% off that cost me only $4.99 each tabletop grill. I bought two even though we don’t need one for now but it doesn’t get rotten so it will stay in our back room adding to our already piled up stuff haha.

The other one will go to my family in the Philippines since they don’t have a decent grilling machine over there. It pains me to see them grilling meat or dried fish directly on the ash. This one could make them a beautiful gift and I hope they will appreciative of it. Makes their grilling easy, convenient and clean.

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Labor Day Shopping

The best destination when it comes to holidays like Labor Day is the mall! I am talking as if I have unlimited budget, lol. Well, if you are a thrift shopper, you will go wander around the mall and take your time to dig for really deep discounts on whatever it is you are thinking of buying.

Here’s my deals today. First stop was CVS pharmacy and did not expect to find these white Gildan men’s shirt in their clearance rack, 90% off the original price which was 3/$12. Final price, it costs me 40 cents each. Only 5 pieces left so I bought them all for my balik-bayan box to send to the Philippines. If my brothers don’t want them, plenty of my cousins and uncles who will want them.

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Another purchase that I think I got me a discount are these two PINK bralettes. I am in need of them to make me feel comfortable for my walking exercise. They would make a great cover up of my flesh under a roomy tank for walking or working out at the gym in the future. Full-priced $19.95 each and I made it down to $10.77 each including tax due to store coupons that I received when Victoria’s Secret sent me catalogs in the mail. Not only that, I also snagged me two FREE undies by using free underwear coupons! How sweet is that?

While a lot of customers are partying on 7/$26.50 panties, I don’t. Why buy if I could have free panties?
What about you folks? What did you do on Labor Day? Did you find great deals too? Don’t be shy to share them in my comment section.

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Tena Pads Just 99 Cents at CVS

I went to CVS last Monday this week hoping to grab a pack of Tena since I had a $2 manufacturer coupon and a $2 off $8 tampons or liners store coupons. I don’t really need pantiliners or pads right now as I still got a decent stock of them but since CVS was on the way to my other stop, might as well stop and see what I can find there.

Good enough I brought with me a few other coupons which aren’t expired and dug in my zipped wallet, I actually found 3 ($1 any tena product) other Tena coupons from a blinking machine long time ago and don’t expire until next month. So now, I got $8 of total store and manufacturer coupons with no extrabucks.

Promise, it was just an accidental haul of Tena pads, in the shelf, yellow tag says $2.99 and when I scanned the 14 pads packaging turned out to be just 99 cents. I couldn’t believe nobody bought them yet so I took all that’s left in there and one regular priced liner which I end up paying $6 plus tax for all 9 packs of pads/liners. One not pictured.

I always love it when I find deals I don’t expect, really. I could grin ear to ear for this knowing that I added my stockpile of pads/liners with this awesome brand. The reason this pads are on clearance is that the store is trying to get rid of the old packaging, there’s a new one out but, really, who can tell the difference? The quality of pads would just be the same as this one.

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Hollister Clearance Buy One Get One Free

One of my favorite shops to buy my clothing is Hollister. The material they used are soft and feels good on the skin plus, they have a wide array of selection when it comes to coats, jeans, flip flops, swim, sweaters, long sleeves and summer outfit. Aside from that, when they say “sale” it means deep discounts on their merchandise.

For instance, I scored these long sleeves stripes perfect for Fall for just $5.49 a piece and a $10 Hollister bra. You don’t normally spend a little over $20 for these clothing when you buy them in full price. The promo buy one get one free on clearance should still ongoing, so if you have a chance, head on to the closest Hollister store near you and shop for Summer/Fall outfits while supplies last.

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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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