Friday, November 21, 2014

$30.00 Challenge

Today I was challenged by mom to go get essential things we always need using coupons and only using $30. I had my list and this is what my trip ended up as. I spent $30.13 for everything pictured, shopped at three different stores, and got back a $5 gift card from.

Here comes my break down in case you want to go get the same items for your home:

1) The first store I went to was K-Mart. Right now if you are a shop your way member if you by 3 of the Downy detergents they each $5.00 a piece  which brings your total to $15.00 plus tax. This is a really good deal considering they are normally a lot more. In this weeks paper we had a coupon for $5.00/3 tide or downy products which brought the total down to $10.00, but as a member you get a coupon for $5.00 off your next purchase and 5000 points back for your account. 

I had some additional points on my account, so for the 3 bottles of Downy  I paid $2.00. For some reason my points did not show up so they gave me  a $5.00 gift card.

2) My next stop was Family Dollar. Here I bought the bulk of my items. This included: peanut butter, jelly, paper towels, toilet paper, 3 packs of lance crackers, 2 bottles of dawn soap, and 2 bottles of Mr. Clean muscle soap.  
I had coupons for the following:
Dawn, Mr. Clean, Brawny paper towels, and Smucker's jelly- (Most of these came out of this weeks P&G insert)
My total for everything was $25. 30 after coupons.

3) My third transaction was at CVS. I bought two 50 oz. bottles of tide at $5.94 a piece. I had a $5.00 extra buck coupon I was rewarded from taking a survey with the CVS Advisory panel. I also had 2 $1.50 off coupons and 1 $2.00 off coupon, which made the final price at $2.76 for two bottles of tide.
I ended up for this challenge spending $30.06.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Shopping Trip

My Couponing trip today at Target and Winn-Dixie. I paid .96 cents for everything pictured here plus 17.00 for kitty litter. Winn- Dixie paid me .12 cents to for the five Suave products! 

Winn- Dixie: Each Suave deodorant was on sale for $2.00 a piece. I bought five of these. For every five you buy you get $5.00 off your total.
2.00*5= 10.00 minus 5.00 for buying 5.00
5.00 total
If you have coupons use  3 of the $1.50 off coupons and 1 .50 cents off coupon and they should be free!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Good morning! I found this app where it will show you all of the sales ads for all of the stores in your area. You just enter in your zip code and select the ads you want to see for each store. The app is called Flipp. It is available for android and iPhone devices. Here is the link: