A year of couponing 

I’ve always been a saver. I couponed here and there but never really thought of it much . If I got a Sunday paper and the inserts had a coupon or two on products I used,  great. For about a year now I’ve really been learning and more aware of what you can save on.

Shampoo , Conditioner, toothpaste are always things you can get for free with the right sales & coupons.

My friend had some health issues and I needed to figure out a way to save on more groceries & personal care items for both of us.

The more I couponed and researched , the more I learned . I also started getting better deals. At first I just wanted to save on  food because we have to eat right ?

Then about a year ago, I saw a deal posted on Instagram and a super savings monster was born. Lol

It was a deal on 2 pack of garnier shampoo & conditioner. They were ringing up for $1 and I had a few $1 coupons making them FREE! I think I had 5 coupons so 5 Garnier Fructis shampoos and 5 conditioners for nothing.

What shampoo & conditioner free? I would look on Instagram for more deals and followed a few people that posted deals at stores I shop at.

Here are my favorites :

LivingRichWithCoupons

LASavings8

Couponing With Toni

Check out the hashtag #CVSClearance on instagram to find deals on unmarked products that you might be able to find at your store . Or you can look at #CouponCommunity as well for all stores

 

I learned that if you put a little effort each week you can get things you need for free , make money, or at a very low price.

No need to be an extreme couponer to get a stock pile. I shop at a few store each week for the best deals and pick up what I need and the good/free deals. Shoprite, Stop & Shop, CVS are my main stores. Then Target & Walgreens . All my trips are small- medium size.

I’ve not only been able to have a supply of things for myself but to give to friends or donate.

I started off with what I could get then started thing hey I need razors let me look up and see how I can grow a stock pile on that. Then make up… I started seeing people post their hauls of great deals on make up…free / cheap/ ect. I want to get those deals. Eventually I learned and was able to start a stock pile with make up too. CVS is a great place because you can use personalized coupons from their red machine & manufacturer coupons plus earn extra care bucks & beauty bucks when you join the program (it’s free) ! Target is good too because you can use their store coupon, cartwheel app, and manufacturer coupons. There are also gift card deals.

Remember to email you favorite companies and ask if they have coupons. Sometimes they will send some to you , maybe even for a free product.

I recently moved and took pictures of my stock pile . All of this stuff I mostly got for free or made money (with overage or rebate apps)

SavingsStar

Ibotta

Checkout51

MobiSave

Find out other ways to save here 

This doesn’t count all the stuff I have opened which is another story haha 🙂

Shampoo & conditioner 


Styling products , hair masks, & shampoo & cond. samples 

Toothpaste

couponing toothpaste

Mouthwash, deodorants, chapstick

couponing stock pile

Men’s deodorant seems so easy to get for free. I donated a bag women’s and men’s deodorant in Nov.  The pile here is for my friend .I had more chapstick but have been giving them away. Good thing it’s winter and people need them .

Personal hygiene razors, tampons,liners, shaving cream

Perfumes & Mists

perfume

 

Lotions & soaps 


Cleansers 


Skincare 


Eyeshadows 


Mascara

Eyeliners


Lipsticks & lipgloss 

Samples of cleansers/ skincare

Blushes ( I made money on the Revlon blushes, I didn’t care if one was broken) 🙂

P.S mix rubbing alcohol when you have a broken shadow, blush, bronzer ect. Let it dry. Tada good as new 🙂

Bronzers & Face Powders

Primers, Face, Brow, ect


Eyelashes

 

Do you have tips on saving or building a stock pile? Where do you  look for deals? What about a favorite savings app?

May 22 2015 Deals

Sears:

Have you signed up for ShopYourWay? I never really shopped at Sears ( available for Kmart too) but when I learned I could get points for purchases by playing some instant win games I started going there.

This glass & gold accent bowl was $4.95 on clearance. I used my points and paid nothing.

Sears Shop Your Way Bowl

CVS

Its such a pain when stores & employees vary with coupons. I wanted to use a bunch of revlon coupons but was limited to 4. boo!

Trip 1: Total $.96 Received $1 ECB for Garnier & $1 SavingStar

  • Cat Chow $4.99 , used $1 MFC = $3.99
  • Garnier $2.99  $2CVS Coupon/ $1 MFC = FREE
  • Arizona Tea 2/$1
  • Revlon Shadow B1G1 50% off   $3.29/ $1.64 Used 2x $3 MFC = $1.07 overage
  •  $3 ECB

Trip 2:  $.89  received $5 ECB

  • 2 Reese’s Snack Mix 2/$3 Used 2x$1 MFC = $1
  • Revlon = 9.86 used 4x$3 MFC =  $2.14 overage
  • Colgate $3.49 each  $2/2 CVS  $1/2 MFC ( received $2.50ECB for each)
  • 2 ECB

Stop & Shop

This worked out better than expected  I paid $.68 & getting back $1.80 from savingstar

Stop & Shop

  • Butter $2.99 each ( $.50 savingstar)
  • Suave Body wash 2/$3 , Used 2x$.50MFC that dbled = $1 ( $.25 savingstar)
  • Suave deodorant 2/$3, used 2x $.50  that dbled = $1 ( $.50 savingstar)
  • Lipton Mix $1 each , Used 2x$.60 that dbled & I believe 3 x $.60 ecoupons came off ( $.60 savingstar)
  • This deal was spend $15 , get $5 instant savings

Chipotle

FREE. Sign up for their texts! I received a BOGO coupon & also used a $10 gift card that I redeemed on one the survey sites I use.

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Bath & Body Works

Sign up on quikly. They always have fun promotions. I scored a free body mist with a purchase. I like the hand sanitizer for my purse. I paid $1.80

Bath & body

Walgreens:

Paid $.69 – Received $10 in points

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Revlon shadows were BOG1 50% off + points on 2. They were on clearance $1.69 . I used 4x 3 MFC & a walgreens coupon for points if you spend $10 or more . ($9.xx money maker)

Petco

Sign up for Petco Pals & add your pets birthday & they will get a surprise. Gizmo just turned 14 & loves these treats.

Starbucks

starbucks

If you head to Target , grab a frappuccino  . Add 25% off on the cartwheel app. Also used a giftcard. Perfect treat for me and my bestie

 

 

 

February 2016, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another month of goodies in my mail box & deals I’ve scored.

Prizes

Feb Prizes
-Around Christmas Anthropologie had a contest & they were granting wishes. I wished for this $428 Sapphire Trench Coat. I was so excited when it arrived. I couldn’t believe I won it.

– I won Ulta’s “The glowing skin sweepstakes”. It’s worth over $400 ! Dr Brandt beauty sleep serum. ($150!!) Exuviance eye contour & night lift, & Strivectvin tightening neck cream

-I won a Movo fitness tracker from Healthy Essentials/Johnson & Johnson giveaway

-L’oreal voluminous super star red carpet mascara for participating in a twitter party.

DEALS

VSDEAL
I posted my order last month and most of it came, still waiting on a panty but I received these for free with promo codes and rewards cards from Dec. I love the racer back the date bra.

BeautyDeals

-You should sign up for quikly they have deals, the faster you are the better the deal. I scored a coupon to Bath & Body Works for a free fragrance mist with any purchase. So I bought the hand sanitizer for $1.86 and scored the mist ($14.50) for free. Also the hand sanitizer is so cute it has a cat and says Check Meowt.

-Picked up L’oreal Revitalift towelettes at Shoprite for $.99 (reg $6.99)- Used $3 Shoprite digital coupon & $3 L’oreal MFC coupon

-I’ve been hearing so much about Real Techniques brushe. There was a deal at Ulta but they only had one set. I went on Amazon and found them for the same price I would have bought them at Ulta with the sale & a coupon. I also used my gift card balance that I received from surveys.

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DEALSFEB
My new thing is to check CVS for unmarked clearance. I check instagram #CVSClearance to see what other people are finding and then check my store.
•Belvita cookies were $1 so I cleared the shelf ( 8 boxes).
•CeraVe healing ointment+ bonus bar soap for $.99 (originally $21.99) after $3 coupon
• Old Spice sweat defense deodorant $1.44 used $1.50 coupon and made $.06
• Jack Links chicken jerky ringing up $1.87 (originally $7.xx)

Bottom photo: Shoprite haul
Total = $4.76
•Premier protein bars =$1 after using $1 off 2 MFC and digital #coupon
•Pace Ready meal = $.49 after $1 MFC & $.50 digital coupon
•Land O Lakes butter $1.29 after $.55 coupon which doubled
•Nutella =$.99 after $1.50 MFC & digital coupon
•Almond breeze gallon =$.99 after $.75 digital coupon / $.75 store coupon/ $.75 MFC that doubled

CouponFreebies
#1 Vitamints/ Schick Razor Free after using MFC & Digital coupons at Shoprite

#2 Shoprite freebies (+ $3.57 MM💰)
•Playex tampon $1.99 (use $4 off 2 coupon)
•Got2B all star cream $2.49 ( use $2 MFC coupon from today’s paper & $2 digital Coupon ) = FREE + $1.51 money maker + $2 from saving star so $3.51 money maker 💰
• Gatorade recover protein shake – received coupon from Shoprite during my last checkout
• Wholly Guacamole was from last weeks sale $1.99 used $1.50 MFC coupon & $.55 digital coupon = FREE + $.06 MM

#3 Robistussin & Advil were $4.99 at Walgreens. I had $3 for both making them $1.99 each
I then got back $7 from saving star making it a $3.02 money maker 🙂

#4 CVS has toothpaste on sale for $3 . Used a $2.50 coupon from the red machine & $.50 MFC= FREE

Shoprite deal haul
Shoprite deal: Paid $8.82 & got back $5.75 with Ibotta, Checkout 51, & SavingStar

  • Cereal: $2.49 – Used a $.80 digital coupon for all 3 making them $1.69 each. Had $1.50 coupon = $3.57  + $1.50 back from Ibotta/SavingStar = $2.07
  • Tuna $1.25 used $1 coupon = $.25
  • Grainful Entree $4.49 used a $1 coupon I had from when I did a review on them                = $3.49 ( $2 from ibotta/ $2 checkout51) = $.51 money maker
  • Green Giant  $.99
  • Skippy Peanut Butter $1.88 used $.63 digital coupon = $1.25
  • Hidden Valley Ranch mix- $1.79 used $.50 coupon that doubled = $.79
  • Explore Asian black bean pasta- used coupon for FREE bag
  • English Muffins $.99
  • The Good Table Southwest breadcrumbs $3.19 used $1 coupon from Shoprite/ $.75 digital coupon = $1.44 Got back $1.50 from SavingStar & Ibotta = $.06 money maker

Savings

FREEBIES

Food
ExploreAsian black bean pasta coup for free bag thanks to their FB page
Received a coupon from Starbucks buy 1 get 1 , used a gift card I won= 2 free frappuccinos
If you haven’t already go check out Fooji on twitter. They post deals and give out FREE food from places near you. I received a pizza & chinese food nom nom nom

FreebiesFeb
Total Tea
• Dove nutritive solutions shampoo/ conditioner samples from Walmart
• U by Kotex sample pack + $1 coupon
• Hamburger Helper from Pillsbury
• explore Asian free bean pasta coupon
• PinchMe box Muse cat food & truvia sample

#2 PinchMe Box Purely Fancy Feast, Muse Cat food, & Sundown Co Q-10 gummies

Freebies Samples
• Dove deodorant , degree deodorant +$1.50 coupons from target
• Kleenex tissues travel pack• $25 visa
• VS Pink coupons
• skittles coupon for free starburst or skittles
• $5 Bob Evans

Elli Quark Coupons including a free cup
Pillsbury free can of sweet rolls
Eu2Be lotion sample
Philosophy renewed hope in a jar sample
bud light coozies from contest
2 lemon pepper seasonings
free wifi pass from a hotel

more VS coupons including a free panty
Fancy Feast purely sample
BeautyFreebies

Cora organic tampons, month supply
Sephora beauty samples, nars lip pencil & fragrance samples
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick samples
Rock Your hair hairspray & voluminous powder

January 2016, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

First month of 2016 of freebies, deals, & prizes. What have you been getting in the mail?

A little late at posting. I’ve been really sick the past couple of days.

PRIZES

Nestea has a sweepstakes going on & I won a $50 giftcard to cloud9 which you can buy og gift experiences. Anything from food tours to being a pilot for a day. I’m deciding between lunch on a boat in NYC or a food tour

My favorite this past month was winning AHAVA mud masks.

AHAVA win

remember to follow your favorite brands on Social Media.

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I also won 2x 12 packs of Clif bars & a book from a promotion they had on twitter! YUM!

Freebies & Samples

Sephora Freebies

Picked these up from Sephora for being a beauty insider. Philosophy, Ole Henriksen, Benefit & more. It’s free to join!

Victorias Secret Deal

Last month I posted a lot of Victoria’s Secret stuff I got for free. Well I just scored 2 bras & 3 undies for free. On my last haul I received 2x $20 rewards cards to use this month/ Feb. They had these cute The Date push up bras on sale as a set for $30 which is a great deal. I was able to use a promo code for $10 off, a free panty promo code, & free shipping!

freebies

Crunchies strawberry banana dried fruit • cat treats from survey company • Green Mountain organic coffee k-cups from Walmart • Matrix Mousse

Freebies

Juice beauty samples cleanser, serum , moisturizer • Perdue Calendar • O Magazine • Fresh Pet cat food coupons : free bag & $3 off • Hills Bro Cappuccino salted caramel k cups + $1 coupon • Starbucks 2 k-cups hot chocolate classic & salted caramel + $1 coupon • Tito’s vodka sent me a journal • Thrill pro selfie stick (prize)

PinchMe Freebies

pinchme box with purely fancy feast & gold bond lotion  2nd box: Beyond grain free cat food & breathe right strip

Freebies/ Samples: hemp hearts and hemp protein powder from their FB•Kleenex facial cleansing wipe + coupon •My Magic Mud natural tooth powder  • Covergirl TRUBlend foundation sample from Walgreens

• won some NuGo bars from Splashscore ( I recently did a review for them, use Love4Slim for 20%off)

freebies Jan16

Batiste dry shampoo from influenster contest , Hershey’s caramels from Splashscore

Coupon for free minute maid juice, Dove dry deodorant from Walmart , When my mom stayed she gave me the left over Neutrogena shampoo & conditioner from her hotel.NCLA nail polish, not sure why it was sent but I like it! Its called peppermint crush

Lindt truffles for $1.49 at Walgreens • Yankee Candle 2 small votive candles for .50 each

Free food

I was also able to score hot wings, a large pepperoni pizza & garlic knots, & another small pizza. Fooji/Grubhub partnered up with How to Be Single ( movie) & Lucifer ( tv show on Fox). When you tweeted out the hashtags & emoji you could score free food.  It was pretty cool to tweet out a pizza emoji, get a tweet back with a link to enter you details, then it show up at your door.  I thought it was very different from other promotions.

Deals

Freebie coupons

Picked up free goodies thanks to coupons. I was happy to finally find a chocolate Justin’s hazelnut butter & I loved the Organic Fuel from Organic Valley.

 

Shoprite Coupons Jan16

Paid $1.83 but made $5.92
• Dove Shampoo & Conditioner $3 – Used $3 off 2 digital coupon & $3 off 2 MFC = FREE
•Centrum Vitamins – $7.19 used $4 digital coupon & $4 MFC coupon = FREE
•Arnold Bread 2.24 used $.55 MFC which doubled =$1.14
•Knorrs sides $1 each – Used $1 off 2 MFC coupon & $.50 digital coupon = $.50
•2 Musselmans apple sauce 6pk $1 each used $1 off 2 =$1
= with an $.81 overage from the vitamins I paid $1.83 out of pocket
I also used saving star and got back $7.75 ($5.92 money maker)

Coupon Jan16

-CVS : cereal on sale $1.99 each – had coupon for $1 off 2(1/3 paper) & $.89 ECB = $2.09 for both
-Dollar Tree used $1 coupon for Campbell’s Organic soup =FREE
-Shoprite 2 in 1 shampoo $1.88 used $1 coupon + $1 digital coupon giving me $.12 overage ➡️plus $.50 back from savingstar
• 2 Musselmans Apple sauces $1 for both after $1 off 2 coupon
•jolly time popcorn 1.49 used $.75 coupon which doubled =free

CVS Jan16 coupons
Make sure to check and scan items at CVS. They have a lot of unmarked clearance items.
CVS Haul
OOP = $5.95 Got back $ 10 ECB + $1 from savingstar
•TRESemme keratin smooth hairspray clearance $1.69 ( used $4 off 2 MFC) =FREE
• Not Your Mothers beach babe set & primer & style extender clearance $1.99 each used $2 coupon in the beach babe set = $1.98 (Got $3 ECB for buying 2)
•Speed stick guys( 2/$7) girls (2/$6) had a buy 1 get 1 free for both = $6.50 (Got back $6 ECB for buy $12 worth)
• CVS nutritional shake $1.25 (got back $1 ECB )
• Palmolive soap $.99 used $.25 from cvs red machine $.25 MFC = $.49
• Rimmel nail polish half off = $1.49
•honey bunches of oat $1.99 each
used $5 ECB
Used $5/$15

CVS Deal Jan16

trip #2 to CVS
OOP= FREE +MM $5 back from savingstar
•Suave shampoo/ conditioner rang up at $.94 ( used 2 x $1.50 coupons ) =FREE + overage +$1 saving star
•Centrum multigummies b1 get 1 50% off at $7.99 each (used 2 x $4 coupons) = $3.99 + $4 savingstar
•Colgate Optic White 2pk $2.49 (used $2 coupon )=$.49
-Used $3 ECB from my trip yesterday

Deal Jan16

Target: Found these Gingerbread Oreos in the holiday section for $.89. I went back to get more and they were already sent back to the vendor. nooooo :*(

Target: Belvita Cookies were $2.99. I used the carthweel app which had 50% off & used a $1 off 2 coupon making them $1 a box

Kelloggs Apple Cinnamon Cereal: $2.24 a box. Again used cartwheel with 30% off Kelloggs cereal making them $1.56 a box.

Shoprite: Used $2 coupon & $2 digital coupon for the Keri lotion making it a $.01 money maker , Dole Fruitocracy $1.88 > used $1 coupon = $.88  and my favorite, Pretzel Crisps used $1 digital coupon , they were on sale so I paid $.99.

So many great deals this month. I’ve been using SavingStar more lately. You should sign up too. Its free. All you do is add your store loyalty cards and click the offers you want. When you make a purchase in a day or two , the $ goes to your savingstar account. You cash out at $5.

SavingStar

Along with SavingStar, check out Ibotta.  I had a coupon to get an item free  & they had a rebate. I made $1.50 for buying it. They gave tons of rebates that always change , even fruits & vegetables.

Ibotta

Coupon

Tip: Make sure you email your favorite companies. I love tribe hummus & asked if they had any coupons. They sent me 2 and I used them when I saw hummus on sale. I scored 2 for $.74 each!

Walgreens had this automatic spray kit for $4.99 ( $12.49 originally) on sale. I had a $3 coupon making it $1.99 , got $1 Register Reward to use on future purchase, + used Ibotta app and received $2 back

Ibotta

Earlier in the month Walgreens had Trolli gummies on sale for $.99 get $.99 register reward that I tried using on this purchase but I was able to stack the $3 coupon with the register reward so I ended up getting another bag of candy for free.

Make sure you download Ibotta … another great deal I got was a dozen eggs at the Dollar Tree. I received a $.50 rebate back by buying eggs. They reset it twice , so I was able to get 2 dozen eggs for $1!

 

Review: 

Xtava concealer

Received this Xtava full coverage concealer for free to review. It didn’t work as I was hoping. For me it did a better job on covering a blemish than it did on my whole face/ under eyes.

December 2015, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another month of surprises in my mailbox!

FREEBIES

Freebies December 2015
Pillsbury Calendar
Victoria’s Secret Panty ( free with secret rewards card)
Elli Quark yogurt coupons + 1 free cup
Kiss Nails
$25 Walmart gift card from Scotties ( win)
Bella Organic Deodorant Sample

Freebies December 2015
• jos socks for my friend ( there was a text offer for $10 off and these were free)
• free panty from yandy
• Shea moisture hair samples
• Vaseline samples from Target
• corona sandal bottle opener
• Chanel serum found in Allure mag
• free peanut butter cup or squeeze pack from Justin’s

Freebies December 2015
• Maze waterproof Bluetooth speaker (win/prize)
• Bio True solution
• 2 Swiss +tech multi purpose tools ( was only supposed to get one now I can have one too, planned to give it to friend)
• Won a corona coozie
• Friskies B1G1 sensations coupon
• Boppy Bloom stretch mark cream sample
• Purely Great natural deodorant sample
• Equate pads to donate

Food Freebies

I entered a contest from Red Robin & they sent a few $5 rewards so I ended up getting wings for my friend ( they were $.32 each with tax) & I also got a chicken tortilla soup one time for myself.
I redeemed my points on InstagGC for a Chipotle gift card , so had Chipotle with Guac 2 times , then the 3rd time had to pay $2 and change. Yum!

coupons freebies
Picked up some freebies with coupons

PincheMeBox Nov/Dec 2015
PincheMeBox Nov/Dec 2015
PinchMe Boxes ( mine and friends)

Sample December 2015
Alpo Dog food
Coca Cola 12 pack coupon from My Coke Rewards
Cookie Dough Bites from Splashscore
Emailed Tribe and asked if they had coupons
Facial Cleanser from survey company
Free Pom Juice & Liquid Plumber – HUGE jar of peanut butter was on sale for $2.50!
samples december 2015
Sephora samples: Make Up forever plexi floss, Lancome perfume, Sephora lipgloss, beauty blender soap liquid & bar
Cura moisturizer samples
Number4Haircare samples

DEALS

CVS Deal

CVS trip : paid $2.77
Transaction 1 : CVS razors buy $10 get back $6 ECB
> Used a $4/10 coupon from the red machine
> $3.66 ECB coupons
> 10% off they sent my in the mail = $2.32

✨ Trip 2 : Raisin Bran $1.99 each • dish soap $.89 (got $.89 ECB back) • Revlon shadow link $3.19 (used $3 off Revlon from red machine making it $.19) • Hershey kisses buy 1 get 1 = $4.39 used $2 off from red machine & $1 from the flier they sent = $1.39 ▶️ total was $.45 with $.89 ECB to spend

Cell Phone deals
Planters S’more trail mix found at Dollar Tree ( so good!)
LG Optimus Exceed 2 phones were $11.99 on Amazon I used mt gift card balance I get from surveys. I had a promo credit with one making it $7.43 and the other was $12.75. I redeemed points from survey company for a $25 best buy gift card and received a $20 Best Buy promo code from a Visa Checkout offer they had.
Sephora

Bought this Vice4 palette 1 1/2 weeks ago, went on sale so got money back! 🙂 Remember to check stores you bought stuff at, with tons of sales right now you never know.

Prizes

I won a $50 Cloud9Living card and a few amazon gift cards.

InstantWinGames
Are you play Starbucks instant win game? I won at least 24 stars now ( 2 free food/drink items)

ShopYourWay I won $10,000 points on one game ( $10) I also received surprise points. I bought my friends a Ralph Lauren sweater he wanted.

Won a $5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts from a game they had

IG Prize makeup
I won this great beauty/make up prize from a contest on Instagram from 2 lovely ladies I follow.

Beauteque Sheet Maks
I won this great Korean beauty prize pack from Beauteque on instagram.
December wins 2015

Sally Hansen nail polish from Influenster
Covergirl makeup from instagram sweepstakes ( follow them they do it often)
RetailMeNot $25 gift card from their instant win game
Poseidon portable oral irrigator $50 from a twitter contest by ToiletTree Products

November 2015, Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another month and another list of freebies, deals, & prizes.

In October’s freebie, deals, & prizes round up I mentioned CVS Panel. I received a $10 ECB Rewards for taking survey and as I posted I just took another. So I had $20 ECB Rewards to play with.
This is what I got:
CVS Deal #1
Trip 1: Paid $.47 out of pocket for all of this after using one of the $10 ECB rewards

CVS Deal #2
Trip #2
Paid $.29 out of pocket but got back $6.79 ECB
They had some great deals with black friday ( the whole week) split into 2.
Colgate was $3 ( used $2.50 coupon from red machine) & $.75 coupon I had= FREE
Revlon nail polish $3.99 ( used $3 from red machine) = $1.99 got back $3 ECB
Advil $5.99 ( used $3 coupon I received with a sample)= $2.99 got back $3 ECB
Airhead bites $.79 got back $.79 ECB
CVS Deal #3
Trip #3 = FREE + got back $3.66 ECB
Deals switched and they were out or didn’t have some so my list was useless and had to figure it out in store lol but did good since I paid nothing
Starburt $1 get $1 ECB
Reese’s cup $.77 get .77 ECB
Soap $.89 get .89 ECB
Orbit gum $1 get $1ECB
Colgate toothpaste $3 use $2.50 coupon from red machine =$.50
Hershey’s kisses buy 1 get 1 ($4.39) used $2 coupon from red machine = 2.39 total

FINAL Paid $.76 out of pocket & have $3.66 ECB to spend

Sephora Freebies

Headed to the mall a few times, they didn’t have some of the samples I had coupons for so got doubles. I love the make up bag/ clutch, I am always organizing so these are useful.
Benefit Porefessional, bareMinerals blemish remedy, Sephora Collection Gloss in bubbly grenadine

Food Freebies
Food freebies:
Home fresh 2 meals for free click here for $30 off
Mrs Freshley’s buddy bars – won a coupon from twitter contest
Old Orchard Juice- sign up for their fan club and earn points to get a coupon for a free juice
Cumberland Farms was offering free hot beverages on Thanksgiving
POM Juice- still have coupons left from my win from months back
Natural Delights – coconut date rolls I believe they were giving 10k away on their site ( so good get them if you see them)

November Prizes
Prizes:
Nude Skincare Triple Skin Rescue & Double dose of genius ( instagram contest)
Hip bag I had no idea what this was when I got it in the mail haha. I looked it up how to wear it. This was the ‘cooler’ way to wear it. I gave it to my friend Shawn who is modeling it. Its worth $89!
L’eggs tights ( instagram contest)
Canin cat food + $50 petco gift card ( twitter party win) Gizmo loves it! ( so does D-O-G)

DEALS::
Make Up Deals November
Walgreens: Picked up an eyeshadow brush for $.49 spotted the eyeshadows palettes they were on sale too! I thought about it and went back the next day they are regularly $5.29 each but scored both for $4.29 It was buy 1 get 1 50% off plus they were on sale on top of that.
Scored Wet n Wild lashes & E.l.F eyeshadow primer for $1 each at Dollar Tree

Deals November
* Shoprite had purina cat chow on sale last week for $3.99. I had a $2 coupon , $1 coupon , & $1 digital coupon . Paid $3.98 for both bags
* Shoprite had playtex on sale 2/$5 . There was a $1 digital coupon + used $3 off 2 boxes = $1 for both
* Shoprite had these for 2/$3 I added the $2 digi coupon making them $1 for both. Also used savingstar making these FREE + $2 money maker
*Yankee Candle Paid $2.11 retail: around $21 They had a $10 off anything coupon , brought a friend with me. Used the gold chevron one as a make up brush holder

Deals November
Shoprite – Borden cheese slices $1.99 – added $1 digi coupon $.99
Shoprite: Turkey Hill Ice Cream $1.99 – had $.75 coupon that doubled so paid $.54 w/tax
I received the coupon from emailing the company.
Explore Asian Black Bean Pasta- FREE thanks to a coupon
Shoprite: L’oreal 2-in-1 $2.99 had $2 coupon = .99 Used savingstar for back $1 = $.01 Money maker
Shoprite: Schick razor $8.99 loaded $3 digital coupon + $4 coupon = $1.99

freebies / deals november
Huggies Wipes: there was a deal on Amazon & received a 500+ count for free
Coleman cooler sleeve – prize win
Pistachio football – prize win
Nutro cat food- paid with gift cards from surveys on Amazon
Shutterfly- free Thank You cards
Walgreens: 8×10 photo free with promo code
OB Tampons + coupon for Free box
Target: Sunbutter + coupon sample
Samplesource box: breathe strips & Nature’s path cereal samples
Premier Protein vanilla protein shake + coupon
Charlotte Tilbury skincare samples
Mrs Freshleys coupon for free item ( redeemed)
Slim lighter
Kind Bars from www.howkindofyou.com
Camalapse4 prize
Natural Delights coconut date bites
$35 visa gift card – from survey
Organic Fuel milk protein shake free coupon + $5 off multi pack (win from their FB page)
boogie wipes from target + coupon

freebies november
Patchology Mask
Nexcare Bandaids + coupons
Quaker instant oatmeal protein cranberry almond x2 + $.50 coupons
Plenti coupon ( from their facebook page)
Nivea Cocoa in shower lotion + coupon
Amazing Grass Green Superfood samples
Advil sample + $3 coupon from Target check here They switch them up, they go quick, and don’t really have a set time frame when they show up 🙂
Aerie free undie + $10 off bra coupons from catalog
Old Orchard Juice coupon
USB power bank charger

Freebies Mall
I posted this 2 weeks ago.
Sephora : make up bag, porefessional , & mascara
Free fleece Blanket using ShopYourWay points
Yankee Candle- used the $10 off coupon and got it all for FREE

Freebies
Superdoodle Pens to review – love them so many fun colors ( glitter, pastel, neon!)

Cute low cut socks to review – a little thing but comofortable, better for smaller feet

Purely Fancy Feast- Was sent a variety of flavors to have my cats try from Klout

Also make sure to check your Dollar Tree, spotted these Maybelline eyeshadows only $1!!
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What goodies have you’ve been getting in the mail? Score any good deals lately?

October 2015 Freebies, Deals, & Prizes

Tons of goodies, deals, & prizes this month! 🙂
Make sure you are liking & following your favorite brands on social media. Also sign up for their email newsletter. Holiday season is here and deals will be out there.

Start off with some prizes I won
Adidas
Fila memory foam running shoes from JC Penney & Fila (twitter contest)
Wantable buttons ( instagram contest)
Smashburger ( twitter contest) I love the ‘I see you eyin’ my fanny’ fanny pack lol , also sent sleep mask, sunglasses, free entree coupon, tank top, & deck of cards
2 movie tickets from DSW shoes ( twitter contest)
Influenster ‘Product Junkie’ tote ( twitter party winner)

freebies/ deals
Best haul in awhile
Redeemed by Sunbelt bars coupon . Sign up here to earn yours
Garnier Fructis double pack shampoo/ conditioner were ringing up $1 at Walmart. I had 5 x $1 coupons making them all FREE Won’t need to be buying shampoo & conditioner for awhile.

beauty samples
Remember to sign up for a beauty insider account at Sephora. Its free. If you are near a Sephora inside JC Penney you will also get coupons if you sign up for mailers & email newsletter. The only samples that didn’t come from Sephora was Lancome. If you showed a photo from instagram at the Lancome counter you got a free sample.

Ibotta
If you haven’t signed up for Ibotta , do it now. You can save a little extra and even make money. I had coupons to redeem these Back to Nature cookies & Beanfields snacks chips for free. I then submitted my receipt and made $2 for buying them. Rebates change all the time, plus you can save on fruits & vegetables.

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Signing up for stores texts or loyalty programs does have its perks. Recently staples sent me a coupon for $5 off $5 worth of candy. I paid $.31 for a 14oz bag of Starbursts ( text JOIN to 555444 to join Staples texts) & I added my cats birthday when I signed up for Petco Pals rewards and they sent me a coupon for free treats up to $4 for him to ‘celebrate’ .

Food Freedbies

If you store has digital couupons make sure to check them weekly. My store had free chocolate cupcakes. I loaded it to my card & when I went shopping I picked them up.
Starbucks offers free drinks for your birthday. My friend didn’t want his so I picked up a mocha frappuccino YUM! Sign up here and get a free drink when you sign up & one on your birthday.
SocialNature sent me a coupon to try GoodBelly probiotic juice that I picked up at whole Foods. See what I though here
Yoplait gave out coupons on facebook for Plenti yogurt for FREE cup. They were on sale for $1 so I bought 2. I used the free coupon. Then had $.50 coupon I got from a previous shopping trip, then got back $.50 from savingstar making both FREE.

Food Deals
Sour patch kids: Recieved a coupon for $1.99 – Shoprite had a 1.9lb bag for $3.99. Used the coupon making the bag $2
BEST DEAL EVER ( for a candy addict) Thhe sour patch kids fruits were on sale for $1.49. I bought a bag & it rang up $.32 WHAT!! So I turned around and cleared the shelf. I bought 8 bags for $2.56 with tax.
I’ve been seeing the Prego ready meals mentioned lately. At Target these were $2.29 , I used the cartwheel app for 40% off & a $1 coupon making it $.37 ( used a gift card= free)
CVS had honey bunches of oats on sale 2/$4 . I had $3 extra care bucks & $1 of 2 cereals from the red machine at CVS making them totally FREE

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Yum this was good. Chicken of the Sea gave out free coupons for a salmon pouch on their facebook page. I chose lemon pepper and had it in a rice/ quinoa mix.

clothes deals

I received these at a discount in exchange for a review. ( about $5 each, though free since I used gift cards from surveys)
Yoga/ active pants sold on amazon
Yoga/active wear Shorts on amazon both came with nail files)
Leggings- seamless black legging sold on amazon

Target
L’eggs footless tights : was $7.99- now $2.38 – used 15%off from cartwheel app = $2.02 ( used gift card= free)

freebies and deals
Free Tropical Salsa
Free Renuzit Pearl Scents ( had coupon)
3 Quattro Schick razors from Target for $1.39 ( used $4 coupon)
Yankee Candle had a coupon last month $10 off $10 – I bought a small candle for $10.99 & paid $1.05 with tax. The lemon lavendar was free
Calvin Klein was sample from Sephora

samples
Shiseido Ultimune concentrate – Lancôme Advanced Genifique concentrate samples found in my free Allure magazine • Lancôme teint idole ultra 24H sample • Doreen Beads kit + $5 coupon • FREE Sunbelt Bakery product coupon sign up here • Clinique chubby stick in super strawberry via facebook & twitter they were giving them away

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So many freebies!
*Pediavance, Nivea in shower lotion sample, free plenti coupon

*Disney sticker, centrum vitamints + $1 coupon , Clarins mission perfection serum

*$10 Gift card win from Advil • Ford Warriors Pink Bandana click here for yours

*coupon for free bag of explore Asian pasta • Avo tea tree oil + organo • 3 playtex or o.b tampons • friskies cat food • Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel from Allure contest• cell renewal cream

*Gerber formula to donate If you have amazon prime signup for amazon mom ( its free) click here for the formula & use GOODSTART to make it free
Behr paint sample • Zarabees multivitamin mixed berry supplement + 2 x $4 off coupons & $5 off $10 made to matter products at target

*another free plenti yogurt , free chicken of the sea salmon pouch coupon , & sour patch kids or Swedish fish 🔸 sample of Biossance The revitalizer

Deals & freebies
centrum vitamints from cvs they sent this and coupons • Thierry Mugler Alien perfume sample that was in my Allure mag • El Paso taco boats (sign up for pillsbury newsletter they give away freebies every month) • Conde Nast Traveler book for being member if the month • the bowl was from a survey site

Nutrish cat food & Maybelline FitMe concealer- Amazon ( used gift cards)

CVSAdvisor
Sign up for the CVS Advisor Panel. They randomly send surveys about store experiences, what you would like to see, what you like to buy, etc . You are rewarded with Extra Care Bucks. I just took another survey and will get another $10.

Sub boxes

I will dedicate another post on what I thought of these, so stay tuned.
Walmart beauty box ($5) technically FREE since I used money from surveys.
Target Beauty Box: LOVE these. This one had a nice variety of products. It was $10 ( used survey $$)
PinchMe = FREE My cats loved the pro plan cat food and the gold bond lotions are fantastic