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~ Mae West

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Casual Couponing April 6, 2014

LP: List Price SP: Sale Price PP: Price Paid
Tops Markets:

 Total product value: $35.10
Total saved: $18.11
Dollars spent: $16.99
     [1] Jennie-O Turkey Breast LP $13.99, coupon $3.00OFF1 = PP $10.99*
         *Tops Meal Deal included FREE: Stovetop Stuffing, Tops SnackPack, Frozen Mixed Veggies, 2 Liter Pop, & Hormel Mashed Potatos
     [4] Uncle Bens Ready Rice packs LP $2.49, SP $2.00, coupon $1OFF4 (cashier scanned it 2X!) = PP $1.50 each

Walgreens: 
   
Total product value: $46.40
Total saved: $24.34
Total dollars spent: $22.06

     [4] Caress Body Wash LP $4.49, SP B1G1, 2 coupons $1OFF1 = PP $1.75 each
     [2] Clorox Wipes LP $3.19, SP $2.50, coupon $.50OFF2 = PP $2.25 each 
     [2] Clearance Toothbrush LP $2.39, SP $1.00 = PP $1.00 each
     [1] Listerine LP $5.29, SP $2.99 = PP $2.99 * earned $1 balance reward
     [1] Clearance Crest Toothpaste LP $3.99 SP $2.19 = PP $2.19
     [4] Suave Body Washes SP $2.00, 2 coupons $1OFF2, coupon 20% OFF = PP $1.10 each

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Casual Couponing: April 2, 2014

LP: List Price SP: Sale Price PP: Price Paid

Total product value: $99.53
Total saved: $76.74
Dollars spent: $22.79

Walgreens Pharmacy: $5.97
      [2] Fruity Pebbles, LP $3.79 SP: $1.99, coupon $1OFF2 = PP $1.49 each
      [1] Listerine Whitening; LP $6.29 SP: $4.99, coupon $2OFF1 = PP $2.99 each

* Earned 1000 points on Listerine; 5000 points = $5.00 *

CVS Pharmacy: $11.86     
      [6] ALL Laundry Detergent; LP $7.79 SP: BUY1GET2FREE, coupon $2OFF2, $5.00 ExtraBucks voucher = PP $1.43 each
      [2] Tampax Radiant Tampons; LP $5.79 SP: $3.79, coupon $2.50OFF2, $5.00 ExtraBucks voucher = PP $.04 each
     [2] Pepsi 12pk cans; LP $5.49 plus $.60 deposit each, SP $3.50, $5.00 ExtraBucks voucher = PP $1.60 each

Dollar Tree: $1.55   
      [2] Bounty Single Rolls, LP $1.00, coupon $.45OFF2 = PP $.78 each
      [1] Zest bar soap 2pk; LP $1.00, coupon $1OFF1 = FREE!!

Rite Aid Pharmacy: FREE!!     
      [3] Orbit Gum, LP $1.29 SP: $1.00, coupon $.75OFF2, $2.25 UP Rewards $ = FREE!!
      [1] Minute Maid apple juice boxes, LP $1.00, $1.00 UP Rewards $ = FREE!!
      [1] Sour Patch Kids; LP $.99 SP: $.59, $.59 UP Rewards $ = FREE!!

Tops: $3.00     
      [4] Yoplait Greek Yogurts, LP $1.19 SP: $1.00, [2] coupons $1OFF2 = PP $.50 each
      [2] El Monterey Breakfast Burrito; LP $1.29 SP: $1.00, coupon $1OFF2 = PP $.50 each

* Earned 30 gas points by using 3 coupons *


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Casual Couponing: April 1, 2014

LP: List Price SP: Sale Price PP: Price Paid

Dollar Tree:

Total Product Value: $7.00
Total Saved: $2.20
Total Spent: $4.80

     [5] Scotties Facial Tissues; LP $1.00; coupon $1OFF5 = PP $.80 each
     [1] Bounty Paper Towel roll; LP $1.00; coupon $.20OFF1 = PP $.80 each
     [1] Zest bar soap 2pk; LP $1.00; coupon $1OFF1 = FREE!!


* Dollar Tree only accepts 2 internet coupons per transaction *

CVS Pharmacy:

Total Product Value: $39.85
Total Saved: $11.50
Total Spent: $28.35
*Earned $7.00 "ExtraBucks" towards next purchase*
*signed up for emailed promotions; got $3.00 coupon*

     [2] Listerine; LP $4.99; SP $3.99; coupon $1OFF1 = PP $3.49 each & $1.00 EB earned each
     [2] Radiant Tampons; LP $5.79; SP $3.79; coupon $2.50OFF2 = PP $2.54 each
     [1] Aleve 200pk; LP $18.29; coupon $2OFF1 = PP $16.29 each & $5.00 EB earned
          *50 pack FREE with purchase of 200 pk = $4.59 VALUE

Rite Aid Pharmacy:

Total Product Value: $26.96
Total Saved: $14.58
Total Spent: $12.38
*Earned $4.00 "UP dollars" towards my next purchase*

     [2] Herbal Essence Shampoo w/ travel sized body wash; LP $4.49; SP $3.00; coupon $1OFF2; coupon 20%OFF = PP $2.00 each
     [2] Loreal Excellence Hair Color; LP $8.99; SP $7.99; coupon $5OFF2; coupon 20%OFF = PP $4.39 each

Overall, a pretty good deal day! The best part is going to be using the $10 FREE dollars at CVS and the $4 FREE dollars at CVS :)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Casual Couponing: March 31, 2014

LP: List Price SP: Sale Price PP: Price Paid

Total product value: $8.60
Total saved: $5.60
Total spent: $3.00

Dollar General
     [2] Angel Soft 4pk LP $1.30; SP $1.00 ; coupon $1OFF2 = PP $.50 each
     [2] Herbal Essence body wash LP $3.00; SP: $2.50; coupon $3OFF2 = PP $1.00 each




Saturday, March 29, 2014

In Review: Mulberry Italian Ristorante

My fiancé took me to Mulberry's Italian Ristorante for my 24th birthday this past weekend. YUM!

I would never complain about going back, but I am still on the hunt for an Italian restaurant that is as good as Little Italy, in NYC. Here's what we ordered & my comments.

7up & RC cola - good, if anyone drinks a lot of pop like me, you know that this matters.

Stuffed mushrooms - I don't eat mushrooms, but Joe liked them!

House salads - the house Italian dressing, which is home made, was GREAT. Joe wasn't a super fan of the roasted tomato, but he doesn't love tomato so I'm not entirely sure why he ordered that in the first place.

Chicken Parmesan - Very good! The portion of chicken was more than plenty, I ate it for dinner that night & for two meals after that. I would have enjoyed some more pasta with it, the pasta noodles were delicious and I ran out while eating my leftovers and that made me sad. In general, I prefer a sweeter sauce as opposed to an strong tomato based one, which is what Mulberry's features. It was good, no if's and's or but's there - but I tend to favor the sweeter sauces.

Frutti di Mare - Spicy! The flavors were good, but it was too strong for me to eat. I tried a small bite off his plate, and that was enough for me. He enjoyed, as he likes spicy, but he did admit it would have featured the flavor of the meal a bit better if the hotness level of the dish was toned down a bit.

No dessert for us, because we were stuffed, but all their options sounded delicious!

I encourage you to go there, but I strongly recommend making reservations. It's not a huge place, and its quite popular, so call ahead and make reservations.

Also, from what I've heard - we missed out by not ordering THE MEATBALL. It's legendary, but from the size of it, I knew I would be full before my Chicken Parm came, so we passed. However, next time it is alllll mine!