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Friday, April 18, 2014

Some Great Deals This Week

I love it when I get a great deal without the hassle of coupons. (Although it IS a hassle well worth it!)

Just this week at Target, there were several brands offering a $5.00 Target gift-card when you bought three of the participating products. (& you could mix & match!) So, with a little planning, to ring up each deal separately so I could use the gift-cards right away, the cost I figured for my products was really good.

First up, Suave dry shampoos were only $2.99. Three of those is 8.97, but subtract the $5 I got back at a gift card & they were less than $1.33 each!

Then I mixed up the second batch, a lotion my son loves, but still has back-up (thank you couponing.) and a couple more for us to try out. (Someone always ends up using them...) The Vaseline lotion (Son's favorite) was $2.99, as was the Moroccan Infusion Suave lotion, and the other Suave lotion was $2.59. That made my pre-deal price $8.57. Minus the $5 gift-card earned, a great $1.19 each!

Now, I also had a great score with coupons. I luckily had some promotional coupons for $4 off two bags of Starbucks coffee. I wasn't very big on Starbucks because of the price, so I was hunting for deals after receiving some very tasty coffee from them through Bzzagent. This deal just fell in our laps, my friend saw it while we were walking by an endcap at Dillons. She always finds the greatest things, that's why I share my coupons with her!
Yes, that is SIX delicious bags of Starbucks coffee. Total retail cost (at this store) is $56.94! They were already on sale for $6.99 each... so the total of $41.94 is still pretty good. They ALSO had a deal that you'd get $3.00 off if you bought three. So, of course I had to buy six. $35.94 is still a great price, but I also pulled out 3 of my $4.00/2 coupons. (all I had left after giving some away) So my grand total was $23.94. Or a whopping $3.99 each! Far less than half of retail!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Great Score at Dollar General

Popped into Dollar General today to grab a few things and of course I had to scan the clearance areas. My waiting patiently for the Valentines goods to go from 75% to 90% off paid out and I grabbed a few boxes of Valentines for school next year....and the year after, for a whopping $.10 each. They never dipped that low last year, but I was hopeful because the new management this year has been GREAT with sales and clearances.

BUT, on the other side of the store is where I really lucked out. Our store still had some bath & body gift sets left from Christmas, that up until now were just sitting on the shelves. Already at $10 each, for $12-16 worth of product, it is sometimes a good deal if you're just looking for a little discount. However today, when I passed them they had a clearance sign up! 75% off! I knew these would be gone TODAY, so I grabbed a few I know that our house would use, or that I could put up for gifts- while still not going overboard and breaking out of this months tiny budget.
For $3.00 each I got:

  • Two Suave Moroccan Infusion collections with products I've been eyeing lately. They each have a 12.6 oz Shine Shampoo, conditioner, an 8 oz deep conditioning mask, and a 3 oz shine styling oil. PLUS- a coupon for $1.00 off the skin care items of this line! 
  • Two Old Spice"Action Pack"s. They each have 1 18 oz body wash, 1 sample-size (1.7 oz) of another scent of body wash, 1 full-size deodorant, 1 trial-sized deodorant (same scent as the trial wash), and one full-sized (4oz) body spray. This one also had a coupon. 
  • One Dove set with a 24 oz deep moisture body wash, a 12 oz shampoo, a beauty bar, and a little body-poof. No coupon, but that body wash is HUGE. 
I also grabbed a little make-up kit for The Princess for $1.50, and a Calgon set that I don't know what I'm doing with yet. It has a body wash (4 oz), a little 2 oz body spray, a poofy and 3.5 oz of bath salts for $1.50 Not too shabby. 

SO, it may totally be worth checking out if your local Dollar General has these items on clearance. Quickly, before they're all snagged up! 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Great Luck and Big Coupon Savings at Target

My friend and I just went into "The City" to do some couponing. Living in a rural area, we get a little limited in what we can do with our coupons in town. Our little grocer is just like many small grocers, and they do not accept printed coupons- which, sadly, is what most really good coupons seem to be lately. So, off we went, with a plan, a prayer, and printed coupons.

While perusing the make up aisles of WalMart looking for deals, we came across some tear pads for Maybelline. Good for $2.00 off any two Maybelline products, they could come in handy some day, so we grabbed a few. We got our items, and went on to the next store, Target.

At Target we REALLY lucked out. Among the items on the shelves (not even IN the clearance section!) were some items ON CLEARANCE and for a GREAT price. Like, we would have totally snagged some of them up JUST on clearance price. But things only got better from there, because we had our $2.00 coupons!
Here are the items I got- at their retail price:

  • Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation- $8.59- I got two of these.
  • Color Show Nail Lacquer- $2.99
  • SuperStay 14 Hour Lipstick- $6.99
  • SuperStay 24 Hour lip products- $7.99- I got two of these as well. 
My total retail price for these six items would have been $43.14. Wow...

But here's what they were marked down to:
  • Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation- $2.57 each
  • Color Show Nail Lacquer- $0.88
  • SuperStay 14 Hour Lipstick- $2.08
  • SuperStay 24 Hour lip products- $2.38 each
That's already only $12.86! Then with three of our newly-found coupons I paid a whopping $6.86+tax!