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.

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 
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.


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

Excedrin $1.00 off

Tums $1.00 off

Ghirardelli $1.00 off

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' 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 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:

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.


Kettle Chips Tias or regular  2/6..qualifies towards the $10 Gas card.
Printable coupon for $1.00 off  Link:  
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!

Sally Hansen Buy1 Get One 50% off
Printable coupons can be found here:

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 

Sally Hansen Hair Removers 25% off
Printable coupon for $3.00 off , use zip code 90210  link: 

Degree Deodorant  2/$7
Printable coupon for $1.00 off  link  
You can print it up to 2 times per computer

Schick Hydro Buy One Get One Free
Printable $3.00 off  link:
 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

Aquafresh Toothpaste Buy One Get One 50% off
printable coupons : link

Huggies Pulls Ups Diapers 2/18 plus $4 extra buck on 2
Sign up for coupons, printable $2/1  link

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!


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

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
Rite Aid Value Ad Perks coupon $1.00 off link
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

Zantac 75 or 150 tab 24-30ct $8.99
printable coupon for $5.00 off    coupon here
 $2.00 Up Reward
Rite Aid Value Video coupon $2.00 off    watch here
Money Maker of a penny!

 Arm and Hammer Cat Litter $5.99
 Printable $1/1 link

Estroven Buy One Get One Free
printable $3.00 off  coupon  link
$2.00 UP reward on 2

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5.99
Printable $3.00 coupon  link

Lysol Healthy Touch 7.99
Up Reward of $ 3.00
Printable coupon $3.00 off link $3.00/1 printable link
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00 link
Money maker of 99 cents!

Vaseline Lotion $2.99
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00 link

Twizzlers Candy 2/$3
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $1.00/2  link

L'Oreal Buy One Get One 50% off All eye products
Rite Aid Video Ad Perks coupon $2.00 Million Lashes
$1.00/1 any L'Oreal product link{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

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:
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 :
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:
I bought a lipgloss at $7.49
Total Cost $ 4.49

I earned $11.00 in extra 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

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 .     

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

So, you are probably asking about 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:

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
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
Rite Aid Value Video coupon $2.00 off    watch here
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
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! 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!


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.