Sunday, September 11, 2011

CVS deals week of September 11, 2011

Hello lovely savers!

I was excited for this weeks ad because I knew that one of new favorite lines at CVS would be on sale! Nuance from Salma Hayek! I can't get enough of her products and knew I wanted to try the foaming face wash since I have read so many glowing reviews for it!

So lets get started with my deals for this week. I only did two transactions.

Going into the store I already had $6.50 in extra bucks to use.

Transaction 1

The magic machine printed out a free Netwon thins !! So be sure to scan your card first to see what you get.

Newton thin crisp  $2.50
Nuance translucent powder $12.29  . I also had a $2.00 off coupon and if you spend $20 or more you get $10 extra bucks!
Nuance Oxygen foaming wash $12.99

Total after coupons and extra bucks $18.77  plus I got back $12.00 in extra bucks!




Transaction #2    $12.00 in extra bucks to use


Skinny cow crisp  2/$1.00 plus I had a coupon for buy one get one free
Renuzits 99 cents each (4)
Cat food $3.98
Eggs $1.49
Speed stick deodorant  2/$5 plus I had a coupon for buy one get one free
Milani buy one get one 1/2 off  and I had a coupon from the magic coupon machine that gave me a $2 off $10
Miliani HD lipstick 9.99
Miliani lipgloss $3.99
Prilosec 14 ct ( I had a rain check for this at $10.99 plus a $5.00  coupon to use)  $10.99


Total after coupons and extra bucks


$17.71 and they gave me another $2.00 extra buck for the Prilosec and I will be getting another $5.00 extra buck for the beauty rewards once it adds up!


Tell me what you were able to score! Hope it was a great week for  you too!


Until next time. Happy Saving!
 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coupon Preview 9/11

9-11 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected


RedPlum Coupon Insert
Aquafresh Premium Toothpaste 5.6 oz or larger Save $.75/1 (11/30)
Aquafresh Extreme Clean Pure Breath Action product or any iso-active products Save $1.00/1 (11/30)
Bayer Aspirin product Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Bayer Advanced Aspirin product Save $2.00/1 (12/31)
Body Fortress powder Save $3.00/1 (10/28)
Carolina White, Brown, Jasmine, Basmati Rice or River White or Brown rice Save $.50/1 (12/31)
DiGiorno Large Pizza Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Emerald Nuts or Breakfast on the go! product 7.5 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (10/23)
Johnsonville Smoked Chicken Sausage Save $1.00/1 package (1/31/02)
Garnier Moisturizer any Save $2.00/1 (10/22)
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, and/or Raisin Bran Extra Cereals 15 oz or larger Save $1.00/2 (10/23)
Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4 oz or larger Save $1.00/3 (10/23)
Kellogg’s Special K Protein Meal Bars, Special K Protein Snack Bars, Special K Protein Shakes and.or Special K20 Protein Water Mixes 4 ct or larger Save $1.50/2 (11/6)
Knorr Homestyle Stock Save $2.00/1 (10/23)
L’Oreal Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look hair color Save $2.00/1 (11/6)
L’Oreal Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner Save $.75/1 (11/6)
L’Oreal Studio Line Styling product Save $1.00/1 (11/6)
Maybelline New York Foundation Save $1.00/1 (11/11)
Maybelline New York Powder Save $1.00/1 (11/11)
Maybelline New York Lip Product Save $2.00/1 (11/11)
Maybelline New York Mascara Save $1.00/1 (11/11)
M&M’s brand pretzel chocolate candies 9/9oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (10/23)
Minute Ready to serve rice product Save $.50/1 (12/3)
Nature Bounty vitamin or supplement Save $1.00/1 (10/25)
Nature Bounty Your Life multi vitamin Save $2.00/1 (10/25)
Pop Secret product Save $1.00/2 (10/23)
Nestle Toll House Peanut Butter and Chocolate chip cookie dough Save $1.00/1 (11/11)
Purex Laundry Detergent 128 oz or larger bottle Save $2.00/1 (9/23)
Purina Alpo 12 single cans , OR ONE Variety Pack, 8 ct or larger,$2.00 (11/21)
Purina Alpo 10 single cans Save $1.50 (10/24)
Purina Beggin, Save $1.00/2 packages (12/11)
Purina Dog Chow or Little Bites 3.5 lb or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (10/9)
Purina Kit & Kaboodle 3.5 lb or larger bag Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Purina T Bonz or Tiny T Bonz Save $2.50/2 packages (12/11)
Purina Tidy Cat cat litter any size/variety Save $1.00/1 (12/11)
Purina Whisker Lickin’s any size.variety Save $.75/2 (12/11)
Ragu Pasta Sauce Save $.75/2 jars (10/9)
SlimShots Liquid Portion Control no 2 ct Save $5.00 (10/31)
Truvia natural sweetener any size Save $1.00/1 (12/4

Sunday, September 4, 2011

CVS deals Week of Septemeber 4th.. CVS paid me to shop!

Hello lovely savers

Hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend. As you all know because of the holiday no coupon inserts. But there were still great deals to be had at CVS this week. I haven't been going to any of the other drugstores because I have been doing so well at CVS!

This was a better week then I thought and on my 2nd transaction they actually owed me money! Want to see how I did it? Keep reading


Going into the store I had a coupon that I printed online that was linked to my card. $5 off $25 or more. I always make it a habit to check my CVS card balance before I go in because hotmail can be slow in giving my email updates. There have been many times I will check my account and find a coupon in there!

I also had $2.00 in extra bucks from last week to use.

Transaction #1

Revlon spend $10 and get $4 in extra bucks
I bought another one of my favorite grow lashes mascara for $7.00 and also a nail polish for $5.49

Maybelline lip or eye products spend $10 and get $3.00 in extra bucks back. I bought an e/s quad that was $10.79 and used a $1.00 off coupon

Physicians Formula was the best makeup deal this week! Spend $10 and get $7 extra bucks back! I also had a peel pad coupon for $4.00 off any one item!
I bought a mascara for $10.49


Keebler Granola fudge bars $2/5 plus $2.00 back in extra bucks when you buy to and there is a printable coupon!  Register here and you will find them!  http://www.snackpicks.com/en/newsletter.html

Hershey Air Delight bar 99 cents plus 99 cents back in extra bucks!

Total after coupons  and extra bucks $27.01  and they gave me $16.99  back in extra bucks!




Transaction #2  was my best! they owed me 49 cents!


$16.99 in extra bucks to use


Sobe life water 88 cents each plus crv and I had a coupon for a free one when you bought 2 

Milk $2.99 gallon..but my store didn't have this so I paid $3.19

Skintmate shavegel is a money maker this week! $1.99 plus $1.00 off CVS coupon you can print here http://www.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=14415&zid=oj97&nid=10&bid=alk0904160902356f0fed812019   
Also there is a $1.00 coupon from a previous paper..but you don't  have that here is a link to a 75 cents off http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=BVYP66DJRSBSU 

Carefree liners $1.00 plus 50 cents off coupon. I had one from last weekends paper but here is a link for one you can print http://www.carefreeliners.com/   and you also get $1.00 extra buck!  50 cent money maker!


Planters trail mix $1.69


Meow mix $4.50 and I had a $1.00 off


Kudos bars $2.49 and I had a .50 cents off coupon from a previous paper


Sauve deodorant  99 cents plus I had a 75 cent off coupon from a previous paper

Total after coupons and extra bucks ( I didn't use all my extra bucks)


They owed me 49 cents! But of course they don't do that there so total is ZERO!!!!!




What kind of deals did you score? Please also keep in mind when you are shopping. You are not the only one out there. I had some lady today that was rude and pushy.  She was going for ever deal I was and when I went to get my item she about pushed me over so I couldn't! There is no need for that. So remember be nice when shopping.  There is no need to rude. It is just stuff!


Thanks for reading until next week!


Happy Shopping!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

CVS Deal Week of August 28th. Lots of great coupons this week!

Hello lovely savers,

This is a great week for coupons! I hope you were able to get more then one paper. I did! I don't have time to do a video this week so this is why I am doing a blog post instead. I wanted to share the amazing deals for this week. I had to do 5 transactions! I had to go to a different CVS for a few items that my store didn't have.  Let me know the deals you found too!

Going into the store I had $10 in extra bucks to use!

1st transaction

Align 42 ct    $39.99 + $7.00 extra buck
$3.00 off in the Sunday paper

Total $26.99 plus $7.00 extra buck 

2nd transaction

Oral B Floss $1.99 plus 75 cents off in this Sunday's paper and $1.00 extra buck
Scope Mouthwash $3.99 plus 75 cents off in Sunday's paper and $2.00 extra buck
Oral B Cross action battery toothbrush $5.99 plus $3.00 off in Sunday's paper and $1.00 extra buck

Total  after extra bucks .47 cents

3rd transaction   $4 extra bucks
Pepsi           77 cents each plus crv  (4)
John Frieda volume shampoo and conditioner $7.79 each plus I had a $5.00 off and you get $5.00 extra buck when you spend $15. There are also coupons in this Sunday paper!
Maybelline eye and lip. Spend $10 and get $3.00 extra buck. I bought a e/s quad $10.79 plus had a $1.00 off to use.

Total with coupons and extra bucks 
$19.85


4th transaction  
$ 8.00 in extra bucks


Hershey bar .. get one free when you buy 1.. they are on sale for 3/$3 bought 3
Cascade Complete dishwasher tabs  $3.99 plus $1.00 off from this Sunday's paper
Always pads $2.99 plus $1.00 from this Sunday's paper
Duracell batteries 16 pk $9.99 plus 75 cents off from this Sunday's paper
Febreze Scent and Refresh $2.99 plus $1.00 off from this Sunday's paper
Covergirl buy one get one 1/2 off plus $2.50/2 from this Sunday's paper


Total cost after coupon and extra bucks


$15.30


5th transaction


Pace salsa  2/4 plus 75/2 cents off from this Sunday's paper
Puffs tissues 99 cents each 25 /3 cents off from this Sundays paper 
Pantene 2/6.97 plus $1.00/2 from this Sunday's paper and I had a coupon for a free one and $1.00 extra buck on 2
Orbit 1.59 plus $1.00 from the magic coupon machine

Total after coupons $ 4.90 plus $1.00 extra buck!


I hope everyone is able to find some great deals! Get more then one paper to stock up on coupons.


Happy shopping!



 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

CVS Deals for the week of July 31

Hello lovely savers!



Yet another great week at CVS. Even though I had to pay more out of pocket, I bought a lot of stuff! And this time earned a $10 gas card!

Walking in this time I had $20 in extra bucks and a $10 off $50!

Here is my breakdown for my deals this week.

Transaction #1 

Arrowhead water  $2.98 plus CRV of $1.20

Friskies canned cat food $10/4 I bought 20 of them!  $1.00 off coupon

Sundown Vitamins Buy one Get one Free  $8.29  $1.00 printable couponhttp://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=zi2udyo88598831&o=66392&c=NB&p=D9pxBMFn

Qtips  $1.66  30 cent off coupon found in this Sunday's paper

Gilette Fusion Razor $9.99 plus $5.00 extra bucks

Cottonelle TP $ 2.99 50 cent off printable coupon http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=qj1tdcw41685089&o=55011&c=KC&p=cRdOCWhv

Revlon lipstick  $5.79 plus $3.00 extra bucks

Skinny cow treats  99 cents plus 99 cent extra bucks . I bought 2..buy one get one free coupon in this Sunday's paper

Pantene shampoo  2/6.98  plus $1.00 coupon on two in this Sundays' paper plus I had a coupon for a free one up to $4.98

Puffs tissues 88 cents each . I bought 3 plus used a 25 cents off coupon from this Sunday's paper

Cologate Pro toothpaste $4.99 plus $3.00 extra bucks

Herbal Essence conditioner  $4.29 plus a coupon for a free one value up to $3.99

After the coupons and extra bucks I used I spent with tax

$16.82!

Transaction #2

I used my extra bucks from the first transaction and the $3 off $10 cosmetics that the coupon machine is giving out this week!

Coke 99 cents (3) plus .30 cents CRV

Tresemme 2/7 I used $1.00 coupon (2 of them) found in this Sundays paper

Ragu Pasta sauce 3/5 (2) plus  $1.00/2 found in this Sunday paper

Skippy Peanut butter 3/5/2 plus $1.00/2  found in this Sunday paper

Tide Det  $6.99 plus $1.00/1 from this Sunday's paper

Ice Breakers gum  2/$6 (1)  $3.00
 

Batteries 2/$5.00  (1) $2.50

a toy for Makenna on sale $1.49

Covergirl  Lash Blast Perfection $7.79

Covergirl Lipgloss $ 3.49   plus $5.00 off 2 coupon from a Sunday paper a few weeks back

Total after coupons and extra bucks and tax

$19.01

and I walked out with a $10 gas card and will be getting another $5 extra buck from my beauty rewards!

I hope you were able to find some great deals too!

Until next time, Happy Saving!




 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CVS deals!! big profit.

Hello lovely savers!

So I went back to CVS because there were some other deals that I missed and wanted to take advantage of.  And this morning I got a email from CVS letting me know I had a $5 off $25 to use! Ok...I am going to work out my deals. 


So, this afternoon I got my list ready. Two transaction again!

Scanned my card at the machine coupon machine and it gave me a $10 off $50! This came in handy with my second transaction.

The deal worked out better then I expected! Here is the breakdown

Transaction #1

Walking in I had $3.00 to use in extra bucks

Aussie and Herbal Essences are 2/$4.97 I bought 2

Papermate pens $1.99 plus you get $1.99 in extra bucks  ....FREE

Softsoap $2.00 each , I bought 2 and already bought a Irish spring deo so that went towards buying three of the items for the $3.00 extra buck offer

Crest toothpaste $2.99  plus $2.00 in extra bucks

The coupons and extra bucks I used:

$3.00 extra bucks
$1.00/2 Soft soap coupons. printable http://feeds.feedblitz.com/%7E/t/0/0/feedburner/commonsensewithmoney/%7Ehttp://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vi&tqnm=ygvlcyt55268361&o=87045&c=CP&p=FjOneX9S

$1.00/1 Crest toothpaste
$3.00/2 Aussie and Herbal Essence

Total Cost with tax $5.81


Transaction #2

Schick razors $8.99 each  I bought 2
Lumene face cream $ 29.99
Marie Claire magazine $3.50

Coupons and Extra bucks used:
$10 off $50
$5.00 off $25
$1.99 extra buck
$2.00 extra buck
$3.00 extra buck
$1.00 Schick razor coupon
$8.99 buy one get one free Schick razor coupon
$2.00/2 CVS Schick razor coupon  found on their website! http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/user/home/home.jsp
$7.00/1 Lumene skin care product

Total with tax $10.77  but it gets better!  I made $15.00 in extra bucks!!!!!! This has to be my best trip yet!

So if you haven't yet..go out and get your CVS deals! I hope this helps and let me know what you get.

Until next time, happy shopping xo

Monday, July 25, 2011

CVS and Rite Aid deals for week July 24

Hello lovely savers!

Sorry I have been slacking with my posts of weekly deals. It has been a combo of being a busy mom and just not really excited with the deals lately. Until this week!

Here is my deals breakdown!

CVS

Transaction # 1 

Kotex U liners 40ct  3.49
$2 extra buck
$2.00 off from the CVS magic coupon machine
$1.00 printable coupon  http://www.ubykotex.com/get_coupons/overview

Total Cost 76 cents..that is with tax!

Transaction #2

Irish Spring deodorant 2/7   1 at $3.50
Skintimate shave gel $2.19

I had issues with the skintimate coupon..but they fixed it after some explaining :) 
http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=IYDNXWQA5NB3W 


CVS coupon for $1.00 off Irish spring deo
Sunday paper coupon for $1.00 off Irish spring
$2.00 extra bucks from the Kotex


Total Cost .63 cents! That is with tax.




Rite Aid
Dial Lotion 21 oz  3.99
Reach Toothbrush 2.99


$1.00 Dial Lotion http://www.facebook.com/Dial#!/Dial?sk=app_4949752878
$1.00 Reach toothbrush from the All you magazine
$1.00 coupon from the August value vids on Rite Aid


Total cost $3.37 that is with tax!


Transaction # 2


Herbal Essence and Aussie 2/5 . I bought 2 items
Trident Gum $1.00 each  I bought 3
Nice and easy Root Touch up $4.99   I bought 2
Loreal mascara and eyeshadow buy one get one 50% off . I bought 2


$1.00 off for watching August Value vid
$2.00/1 Loreal eye product that was in the Sunday paper
$3.00/1 Loreal mascara that was in the Sunday paper
$5.00/2 any Clairol hair color that was in a previous Sunday paper
$3.00/2 any Aussie or HE hair product that was in a previous Sunday paper
$2.00/2 Trident gum from the All you magazine
$200/1 Loreal mascara for watching August value vid
$2.00 Up rewards


Total cost $14.55 that is with tax!
And I finally got a survey on this one!


I was really impressed with the deals I was able to get this week! I hope you were able to score some good ones too.


Until next time..Happy Saving!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Some High value coupons!

Hello lovely savers

I thought I would share some really good high value coupons right now!

Skintmate $1.50/1 print up to 2 times per computer


http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=IYDNXWQA5NB3W


Ben Gay $5 /1

http://networkedblogs.com/kBhtx

Some have noted that you can ge this free at Walmart or Target


Nivea Body Wash for Men $2/1

https://www.facebook.com/NIVEAFORMENUSA?sk=app_179807602074275

some have noted final cost at Target .14 cents!

Tigi Fridays $5 off $15

https://secure.petsmart.com/petperks/_webassets/TGIFridays.pdf


Happy Savings! Until next time xo

Monday, July 11, 2011

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

CVS and Rite Aid Deals week of July 3

Hello lovely savers!


This week was a good week again. But most of the stuff I bought this week were staple items  This was my best week in terms of having good coupons and store rewards going into the store. I had $18 alone to use at CVS! Love spring spending extra bucks!

Here is my breakdown on what I bought.


CVS

Transaction #1
$18 extra bucks

Align Digestive    $28.99 plus $5 extra buck
Hershey candy bar  $1.19  free with coupon from magic machine

Total $10.99 with tax  $11.98

Transaction #2
$5 extra bucks
$1.00 off


Sensodyne Pro Enamel toothpaste $4.49
Puffs Tissues   99 cents x2
Always pads  $3.99

Total $4.46  with tax $5.27

 $2.00 extra buck earned for the Always

 


Rite Aid:
$6.00 Rewards to use


Crest Toothpaste 2.57 plus $2.00 UP reward  75 cent off coupon this Sunday paper
Money maker!   18 cents!

Colgate 360* Surround Manual Toothbrush $2.99 plus $2.00 UP Reward coupon $1.00 off from the July All you Magazine
Money Maker!  1 cent


Always pads $2.99 plus .50 cents off in this Sunday paper
Cost $ 2.49


Scope mouthwash  $3.99 plus $1.00 UP Reward and I had a coupon for 75 cents off
Cost $2.24


M&M's x2   $2.00


Orbit Gum .69 x2 plus .25 cents off for watching Ad Perks video
Cost $1.13


After rewards and coupons I spent  
Total Cost $6.67  with tax $7.48


Transaction #2


Gatorade 24 oz. or 32 oz.  5 for $5 buy 5 and get $1.00 Up Reward  plus .25 cents off from Ad Perks Video
Cost $3.75  plus CRV 

Listerine mouthwash $6.49 plus $2.00 off Ad Perks Video

Cost $4.49


I used $6.00 in UP Rewards and coupons.


Total Cost $4.74 plus tax and CRV $5.24


Earned $1.00 Up Reward but gave it to my daughter to use for a coloring book she wanted (she sold some toys she no longer used)


No survey this week! Bummer. Did anyone get them?


What deals did you get or are you going to get?!


I hope this helps and happy shopping!


Until next time. xoxo

Friday, July 1, 2011

CVS Spring spending Extra bucks now available!

Hello lovely savers!



It is that time again, to earn our extra bucks for spring spending! I checked my online account and made more then I thought. $12!!! You can print it out online at home or the store will print out the extra buck for you.  So print it out and have fun shopping!!!

Until Next time!  xoxo

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CVS and Rite Aid Deals week June 26



 Hello lovely savers!

I was disappointed that no one delivered the LA times or the San Fran paper to my area! This has happened before and I have missed out on some coupons I really needed. But I was able to get some amazing deals at CVS. I thought Rite Aid would be my better store but many of the deals listed prior were not in my area.

Since I had hubby home this weekend I asked him to come with me to help with my transactions. I had 3 planned for CVS and 2 for Rtie Aid.

I will go over my CVS list first since this was the biggest deal I have ever done there.

Walking in I already had $15 in extra bucks to use. I used that on my first deal.

CVS:
Transaction #1

If you spend $30 in products from Frederic Fekkai and Sally Hershberger  you ger $10 back in extra bucks.

Frederic Fekkai mini hair spray $8.99
Sally Hershberger Shaping Creme $12.99
Sally Hershberger Supreme lift spray $12.99


Total after extra bucks $23.03 plus $10 back in extra bucks 
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Transaction #2
Lady's speed stick $1.99
Tums                    $3.99
Cologate              $2.79 (this was a rain check)
Band Aids            $2.99
Sally Hansen Salon Effects $10.99
Sally hansen treatment       $2.09


Total with my extra bucks and coupons $10.51

Transaction #3


Kettle Chips Tias $ 2.50x2
Best Foods Mayo $6.29 X2  2nd was free


Total with coupons and extra bucks $4.39

I paid $  38.43 for everything and that does include tax!


My next stop was Rite Aid.


RITE AID:

Transaction #1


Oral B 3d toothbrush $2.69 plus $2.69 Up reward


Stayfree pads $2.50X2  plus $2.00 Up reward and some newspapers have coupons!


Total $5.36 and I received a $3 off $15 survey

Transaction #2


Excederin $1.99 plus $1.00 off and $1.00 Video value coupon and $1.00 Up Reward


Orbit gum  3pk $1.99 plus 25 cents off Video value coupon


Ghiradelli chocolate $2.88 plus $1.00 printable


Total  with $1.00 of for watching a Rite Aid video, Up rewards and coupons... .23 cents!!!!

And I have $3 more dollars in Up Rewards to use!


I think this week was the best yet . I was so excited to save so much.




If you have any questions let me know. I hope this was helpful. Let me know the deals you get!




Printable coupons
Kettle Tias Chips $1.00/2   http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=yfupbba40763023&bt=vg&o=86560&c=KF&p=1GPFeJv9


Excedrin $1.00 off http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=KKC6SW4DBVU5K


Tums $1.00 off http://www.tums.com/About.aspx?google=b_&rotation=870&banner=3916&kw=4818


Ghirardelli $1.00 off http://www.ghirardellisquared.com/


Until next time ...happy saving! xoxo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weight loss and it's up and downs.

Hello lovely friends!

So, as many of you know from following me on youtube, I have been on the Atkins lifestyle change for over a year now. It has been a long hard road, but this has been the best change I have ever made! Now, most people look at those who lost the weight fast and want to join that program. From past experience that doesn't work in the long run.

I have been on the weight loss struggle for years! But in my later years is when I got the heaviest, after kids. Stress of life, military games and being lonely didn't help. Being a military wife you have to learn to spend lots of time on your own with your kids. That can be hard.  Food becomes your friend and enemy.

I lost a lot of weight 3 yrs ago but to put it right back on when my mom almost died. That stress was overwhelming for me and I put myself and health on the back burner.

Well fast forward to a year ago, I hated to see myself, pictures, video's..you name it. I tried to hide what I could. I knew I needed a change after a doctor appointment for a bad allergy attack. They took my weight, omg really? That scale has to be broken! And my blood pressure..holy high!

I went home and cried...how did I do this to myself again? Hubby never knew how bad I felt. He sat with me and asked me what my trigger foods were...carbs..always been carbs. I could look at a bagel and that would be on my butt or hips!  So he suggested I try Atkins. Really? I can't eat a lot of just meat and cheese..holy plug me up batman!  But we went for the "newer" version of Atkins.

We agreed to do this together..well that didn't last long. Hubby lost all his weight in 3 months! Not going to lie, I felt like shit. But I had the backing of so many women telling me it sucks how men can lose like that. But my body has changed since having kids..sooo..and I am 1yr to 40..yikes!

The road has been hard..lots of up and downs..but I have stuck with the plan. I started at a size 18.. I am now between a 12/10.  As I get closer..(goal is 8/10) my body struggles and is slow going. It is fighting me ever step of the way. But I know low carb has been the best choice. My blood pressure is normal..range is 114-116/70... I was at 130/80!

I  have gotten rid of bags and bags of clothes..but sometimes I look in the mirror on bad days and still see a fat person :( I think the mind catching up with the change is the hardest).  I am my worst critic. Hubby says many times for no reason.  How do I break that? How do I love myself and realize I have come so far and worked so hard? I still don't know the answer to that. I wish I did.

I will add some pictures at a later date of the change. But I wanted to share my story. If anyone is on the weight loss journey I am here for support. I know how much support makes a difference.

Thank you so much for reading my story!

Until next time...xoxo

CVS $5 off $20! coupon in selected newspapers!

Hello lovely friends!

Some of you lucky people will be able to find a $5 off $20 in your paper!  Coupon is in various papers on the 23rd of June.  Expires 25th of June.

Here is a list of the papers that have this coupon:

Boston Globe
first section

Connecticut post
page a16

Detroit Free Press
page A9

Indianapolis Star
front page

Kansas City Star
page A5
printable version

Philly Inquirer
page A20

Providence Journal
page A5

The Record (North Jersey)
back page of first section

Washington Post
page A11

Here is what the coupon will look like:


http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=KCS/2011/06/23/5/Img/Ad0050042.png

I hope you are one of the lucky ones to find it!

Happy Shopping, Until Next Time! xoxo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer has started! Time to get our tan on... the safe way!

Hello lovely friends!

Today is the start of summer. Although in my area you wouldn't know it! We have such micro climate weather here. Being by the coast you will get , fog, sun , more fog and then travel 15 minutes 80 degree's! It is a real pain to figure out what to wear each day, layers are your friend!

So of course you want to have a tan! But the best way is the safe way, sunless tanner! It sure has come a long way since I first tried them. Remember the days of the stinky orange glow? I do! I was a victim of it....scary to admit.

But with the bad past history I still try sunless tanners. Since my dad had skin cancer  recently. It scared me, thankfully they caught it early and he was treated.

On the hunt for a new one this year. I went searching for reviews. I was first going to try one from Victoria Secrets, but my store is a real pain to get to, so I opted for Bath and Body Works. Plus, I had a coupon! Of course I did!

I looked up reviews before heading to the store. I decided to pick up the

True Blue Spa Bronze Self Tanning Lotion.
 


Retail is $15 for a 6oz size.  It is enriched with vitamin e which really does help to moisturise your skin and a gold color guide really helps to see where you are putting the lotion.

I exfoliated my skin before I applied it and then applied lotion to the area's that will grab the most color.  I really like the scent, it is light and sort of a flower scent.  It does have a very slight hint of the self tanner scent but nothing that lingers.

When you apply it the texture is a cross of a lotion/ gel feel. It applies easily and dries fast. I let it try for at least 10 minutes to be sure.

The instructions state to wait at least 3 hours before you shower or workout. I waited 4 hours. After that time I had a nice even tan that was not too dark. I like a lighter natural color.  You can reapply it for more color if you want after the processing time.

My color lasted at least 5 days and the fading was the best part. Most unless tanner do not fade well on my skin. I get these weird fade area's. But not with this one, it faded so evenly and I actually didn't even realise it had completely faded until one day I noticed I looked paler again!

I have used this 3 more times and every time I have great results!  I will be buying this again and hope they do not stop making it!


I hope you give it a try too! And have a beautiful tan this summer. 

Be safe and have lots of summer fun!

Until next time xoxo

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Looking forward to Sunday 6/26 Sales

I thought I would share some up coming deals. Please bear in mind that this is subject to change or sales varying by state.

CVS:

Kettle Chips Tias or regular  2/6..qualifies towards the $10 Gas card.
Printable coupon for $1.00 off  Link: http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=yfupbba40763023&bt=vg&o=86560&c=KF&p=1GPFeJv9  
Can print up to 2 times per computer.

L'Oreal spend $15 and get $5 in extra bucks
plus if you are signed up on L'Oreal website you will find coupons!
link http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#/?page=top{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:mylorealoffers|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}

Sally Hansen Buy1 Get One 50% off
Printable coupons can be found here: http://www.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=15493&zid=yn07&nid=10&bid=0621150611c33428f194212

John Frieda Collection $6  shampoo, conditioner 8-10oz, styler 3-12oz
John Frieda Select Treatments $8
$5/1 John Frieda Coupon (6/5 SS)
Printable $2 off 1 Root Awakening (may be one sale too) link http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=VVPXTWZYYPRHM 

Sally Hansen Hair Removers 25% off
Printable coupon for $3.00 off , use zip code 90210  link: http://www.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=13903&zid=xh20&nid=10 

Degree Deodorant  2/$7
Printable coupon for $1.00 off  link http://www.facebook.com/DontFretTheSweat?sk=app_214160661958125  
You can print it up to 2 times per computer

Schick Hydro Buy One Get One Free
Printable $3.00 off  link: https://www.facebook.com/HydroExperience?v=app_171184926263560&app_data=coupons
 You can print it up to 2 times per computer
 
Lysol Healthy Touch  spend $20 and get $10 extra bucks
$3.00/1 printable  link http://registration.rb.com/lysol.com/coupons/

Aquafresh Toothpaste Buy One Get One 50% off
printable coupons : link http://www.aquafresh.com/savings.aspx

Huggies Pulls Ups Diapers 2/18 plus $4 extra buck on 2
Sign up for coupons, printable $2/1  link http://www.pull-ups.com/na/pullups_coupons.aspx

Lady Speed Stick $1.99 
$1.00 extra buck
$1.00 off from coupon in CVS magazine
Money maker of a penny!

Cologate Toothpaste 2.87
$1.00 extra buck
$1.00 coupon in CVS magazine
$1.00 from Sunday paper
Money maker of 13 cents!



RITE AID 

Crest Whitening Plus Scoop toothpaste or Oral B 3D Manual Toothbrush
$2.69 plus $2.69 Up Reward
FREE

Got 2 B Fat Tastic
$4.99 plus $4.99 Up Reward
FREE or can be a money maker if you have the coupon from the All You Magazine!

Cologate Buy One Get One free
$1.00 from Sunday paper

Excedrin 1.99
Up Reward $1.00 limit 2
printable coupon $1.00 off link http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=KKC6SW4DBVU5K
Rite Aid Value Ad Perks coupon $1.00 off link http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers
Money maker of $1.01!

Mars Singles Serve Candy bar Buy One Get One Free
Rite Aid Value Ad Perks coupon 25 cents off  link http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers

Zantac 75 or 150 tab 24-30ct $8.99
printable coupon for $5.00 off    coupon here http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=2W3GBSB472RYY
 $2.00 Up Reward
Rite Aid Value Video coupon $2.00 off    watch here http://riteaid.adperk.com/
Money Maker of a penny!

 Arm and Hammer Cat Litter $5.99
 Printable $1/1 link http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=6VE3NNLZAZ7H2&utm_source=AH_Pets_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Coupon_Image&utm_campaign=AH_Pets_Newsletter_Q1_2010

Estroven Buy One Get One Free
printable $3.00 off  coupon  link http://www.estroven.com/info/offers_promotions
$2.00 UP reward on 2

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5.99
Printable $3.00 coupon  link http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?bt=vg&tqnm=ycqwfqt86851228&o=84255&c=JJ&p=xDWKcOA2

Lysol Healthy Touch 7.99
Up Reward of $ 3.00
Printable coupon $3.00 off link $3.00/1 printable link http://registration.rb.com/lysol.com/coupons/
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00 link http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers
Money maker of 99 cents!

Vaseline Lotion $2.99
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00 link http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers

Twizzlers Candy 2/$3
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00/2  link http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers

L'Oreal Buy One Get One 50% off All eye products
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $2.00 Million Lashes http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers
$1.00/1 any L'Oreal product link http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#/#/?page=top{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:mylorealoffers|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}

Almay $5.99 All Eye
$1.00 Single Check Rebate 6/29-7/2
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $2.00 off  One Coat Mascara http://riteaid.adperk.com/offers


I will also add Walgreens at a later date. I hope that this is helpful and I will update if there are more coupons available!

Until next time, happy saving!

CVS Deals Round 2

CVS must really want me to spend money there because in the past 2 days I have received 2 coupons from them. First one is the Revlon $3 off that I posted and then today 25% off any one item (non sale item)!  So of course I looked to see what other deals and of course I found more!

Here is the breakdown:

Schick Razors Buy one Get one 50% off
Printable coupon for $3.00 off one on their website! You can print it up to 2 times per computer.
Link to print the coupon: https://www.facebook.com/schickxtreme3?sk=app_188245207893606&app_data=coupons
Total Cost $ 7.48

Irish Spring body wash $2.99
$1.00 coupon in the CVS magazine
Plus $2.00 Extra buck
Total Cost $ Money maker of a penny!

Lumene Skin Care Spend $20 and get $5 extra buck
I used my 25% off coupon
Total Cost $ 12.50

Dove Deodorant 2 for $5
Printable $1.00 (2)  on their facebook page. You can pick which coupon you want.
Link : http://www.facebook.com/DontFretTheSweat?sk=app_214160661958125
Total Cost $ 3.00

Revlon Spend $10 on any face, lip, eye product and get $4.00 extra bucks
$3.00 coupon via email for CVS
Link to my blog post: http://beautyandcouponingobsession.blogspot.com/2011/06/coupon-alert-revlon-300-off-at-cvs.html
I bought a lipgloss at $7.49
Total Cost $ 4.49

I earned $11.00 in extra bucks..plus I will have another $5.00 for beauty club once they update what I have earned.


Total Cost for this trip: $ 25.46

Less Earned Extra Bucks $ 14.46!

Monday, June 20, 2011

E-rewards.com

Hello lovely friends and savers!

Today in the mail I received a nice surprise, a $25 gift card for American Eagle. How did I get this? Well I am signed up at www.e-rewards.com .     

I stumbled onto this website and so far I have earned 2 of these gift cards!

So, you are probably asking about now...how did you earn it? Well it is rather simple, you sign up and then after you answer some questions about your lifestyle, etc they will email you when there is a new survey to fill out. They vary, I have answered questions about my tv viewing, magazines I have read to stores I shop at. 

In the email you get it will list the compensation you will receive.. if you fully qualify for the survey or if you get a partial credit for taking the time to see if  you qualify. For example, a full credit would be $10 and partial would be $.50 cents. I have noticed that the longer the survey the more they pay. The credit will show up right away.

They have a list of different ways you can redeem your credits. For me, the best has been American Eagle. Yes, it does take time. I have to earn 45 points to get the $25 gift card. But it is a FREE gift card for taking a little bit of my time to answer simple questions!

Also, they are very fast at sending out the cards. Which is nice. I was worried at first it might be a scam. But it isn't!

Check it out! I get nothing for sharing this with you. I just wanted to share this great site and way to earn free gift cards, travel and movies!

If you try it let me know your thoughts!

Until next time..xoxo

Coupon Alert! Revlon $3.00 off at CVS

Hello lovely savers!

So in looking at my receipt yesterday at CVS I realized I had an extra buck I was close to earning!  At CVS if you spend $10 in Revlon products, Face, Eye or Lip (excludes clearance) you will get $4 extra buck. Limit 2


I have 61 cents to spend to get my extra buck! Shoot, I thought I need to get something cheap! I was going to try and find time to run there last night..but never did. Good thing too because today an email popped into my box from CVS. $3.00 off Revlon for one week only! YES! How did they know?!




Copy and paste:
 http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Foffer.cvs.com%2FCouponServerHA%2F40IOEMB%2FMBMPU%2F1WNNP%2F9M9DVQG%2FGE8O85%2F%26CPN%3D40396%26HACONTENT%3D466660558%26EXPIRATIONDATE%3D6%2F27%2F11%26EB%3DVRGH%26EE%3DNi8yNy8xMQ%3D%3D%26EH%3D65UB7FX?tab=people&uname=iheartcvs


disclaimer:
the coupons for specific items (except free gifts) have been working for anyone in the past. the $/$$ coupons ($5 off $30, etc.), free item, and % off coupons will beep "not for card" if they were not emailed to you. "CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to reject any coupon presented by parties outside of the original distribution list." some stores will still accept them, others will not.


Here is a deal break down that is a money maker!


Revlon Nail Polish at $4.99
Use $1/1 Revlon Nail Enamel, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 04/10/11)
and use $3/1 Revlon CVS Coupon
Pay $.99
Get $3.00 ECB (Limit 1)
$2.00 moneymaker after coupons and ECB

I hope that the link will work for you. Let me know what you get.


Happy Shopping!


Rite Aid Deals Week of 6/19

Hello lovely savers!

Yesterday I needed a break and went to Rite Aid for my weekly deals. I had $5 in Up Rweards to use and a $3 off $15 survey coupon. I love those! My store manager told me I am the only one that comes in with those and the only one that uses that many coupons! Really? I am the only one who wants to save money. That seems crazy!


Rite Aid never has the amazing deals CVS does, in my opinion. And since changing their coupon policy I never buy as much there. I have to get some really good coupons and deals!

This week wasn't bad though. I did well. Here is the break down.

Bubble wand toy for my daughter $2.99

Stride Gum  $$1 each (2)
Rite Aid Value Video coupon for 50 cents of 2 watch here http://riteaid.adperk.com/
Up Reward $1.00 when you buy 2 
Total Cost $.50

M&M pretzel chocolate bag 9.9oz $2.99
$1.00 coupon from Sunday's paper
Total Cost $1.99

Zantac 150 tab 24ct $7.99
printable coupon for $5.00 off    coupon here  http://www.zantacotc.com/offers/OffersController.jpf
Rite Aid Value Video coupon $2.00 off    watch here  http://riteaid.adperk.com/
Up Reward for $2.00
Total Cost ..Money maker of $1.01

Wet N Wild Buy one get one 50% off
Megalash Serum (2)  6.99 (1)   3.49 (2)
Printable $3.00 off coupon      coupon here http://www.wnwbeauty.com/newsletter/053011/coupon.htm
Total Cost $ 7.48

Hawiaan Tropics Buy one Get one Free
Coupon from Sunday paper $1.00 off
Total Cost $ 8.99

Final Cost $20.97 Plus $3.00 Up Rewards

No survey this time though..boo! But I think I did really well considering the retail price for the Hawiaan Tropics were $20.00!

Let me know  your deals and happy shopping!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

CVS Deals for week starting 6/19

CVS deals this week was great! I was able to walk out with several items for $10 and change! I had 1 extra buck to use for $5.99 that I earned from last week's Zrytec offer. Also, in my email I received a print out for 30% off any non sale item.

Here is the break down of what I bought.

Pantene, 2/6.97
coupon in this sunday paper $3.00
$2.00 extra buck when you buy 2
Total Cost 2/$1.97

Cologate toothpaste $2.79
coupon from CVS magazine $1.00 off
coupon from a Sunday paper $1.00 off
$2.00 extra buck
Profit $1.21

Gariner Moisturizer $5.00
coupon in Sunday paper $1.00
Total Cost $4.00

Spinbrush for my daughter $7.79
30% off
Total Cost $5.45

End cost $8.23 plus tax and $4.00 in extra bucks!

Great trip this week at CVS!

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello!

Some of you might know me from Youtube as , Hairloungenmore.  You might have noticed that recently I decided to leave Youtube and start this blog instead. I won't get into a long story as to why. But the main reason is Youtube takes a lot of time, making the video, editing, uploading. To only get low views and comments. I have been lucky to meet so many wonderful people and gain amazing friendships.  But for me it just isn't worth taking that much time do video's anymore.

A blog for me makes more sense. I can write my reviews and thoughts easier.  I love to sharing the deals I get each week with couponing. My blog will focus a lot on that.

I look forward to blogging and meeting more people that share the same passion.