Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Guest at Funky Playground Designs!

I'm so excited to announce I'm a guest designer at Funky Playground Designs this month!! And that's right you can get all of my products in my FPD store for 40% off for the WHOLE month!! Come on over and check it out!!

And check out this awesome new kit that I have exclusively at Funky Playground Designs this month! It's on sale for just $3 all month!!

If you haven't grabbed my Summer Collection yet it's still on sale for just $10 only at my Scrapbook-Bytes Store!

Meet the Designer!

So I've decided to have a series of posts so that you could "meet" all of my CT members. So I figured while I was at it I should probably do one of these posts for myself to kick it all off!
I decided in my photo to introduce you to my whole family! That's myself, my husband Alex, and our two boys Gavin (7 yrs old) and Dylan (7 months old) at the Pumpkin Farm in October!

And now for the interview:

1. When did you start digital scrapbooking?
December 2007 I made my first scrapbook page and I started downloading 5 million freebies so much that by July '08 my hard drive on my laptop was so full that Alex went out and bought me an external hard drive. Once I had that hard drive I started scrapping full force and never looked back!

2. What inspired you to start?
I have been paper scrapping since I was in high school my mom and I were actually Creative Memories Consultants (together) when I was a Junior in high school. It just came naturally to me with a young child that I needed a way to scrap but not make such a huge mess!

3. What is your favorite subject to scrap about?
I love to scrap about my 2 boys! They are my pride and joy!

4. How would you describe your scrapping style?
Cluster junkie! Is that a style? I love to cluster so much that sometimes I have issues stopping myself and then my page looks like a bunch of elements threw up all over it! Then I go back and reign it in a bit!

5. When and where do you usually do your scrapping?
I had been getting really bad about setting aside time to scrap and not just design. So Talia (my head ct ... you will "meet" her next!) told me that if I set aside 1 night a week to scrap that she would scrap and chat with me. It's like our own little crop lol. So every Thursday night I scrap. Usually I'm on the couch in our living room as I have a laptop and can scrap wherever I want!

6. What do you have to have while your scrapping? Snacks? Music?
I need some sort of drink while I'm scrapping usually a coke or a pepsi!

7. What do enjoy most about scrapping? What's the most challenging part for you?
I love that when I find an awesome kit I can use it over and over again. I also love that I can capture all of my families memories with the photos that we take. The most challenging part for me is sometimes I struggle with journaling and trying to hard not to make my journaling sound cheesey lol. Talia would tell you that I also struggle with getting myself on tot those scrapbook pages!

8. What's your favorite layout with a Danimoy Designs kit?
My Current favorite is "Fall" which was made with Happy Fallday a Duo-licious (A+ Designs and danimoy designs) Collab

Here's the whole kit if you've missed it! And it is currently on sale for just $2! So head on over and snag this little beauty up!
(image linked to store)

So stay tuned latter this week to Meet Talia my Head CT and in the coming weeks to meet the rest of my awesome Creative Team!

Also just a teaser I'm going to be a Guest Designer in December so stay tuned tomorrow to find out where?!?

Monday, November 29, 2010


My new kit this week was inspired by my dear friend Amy's son Brody! He likes horror movies, heavy metal, legos, baseball, skate boarding and Army. This fun and funky kit was made to match all of his favorite things and it's on sale for just $3!


CU Boy Stuff
I also have a brand new CU pack in my stores! And it's on sale for just $2.40!

For Tish, With Love
Have you seen this beautiful charity collab? One of the designers at SDD lost her home and belongings to an awful house fire. Many designers in the digi community have come together to make a Charity Collab for Tish . You can snag this massive kit at SDD or SBB.

Last but not least don't forget today is the last day to snag my Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale!

And if you haven't grabbed my Summer Collection yet it's still on sale for just $10 only at my Scrapbook-Bytes Store!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Shopping!

Marshelle and I went out for our weekly shopping trip! She also drove on the road for the first time today! Woot!! I had to spend my money I earned from our thanksgiving shopping lol.
We went to Target, Rite Aid, Price Chopper, Wallgreens, and CVS.
Price Chopper:
Secret Deodorant $2
$1/1 Coupon
$1.50/1 Price Chopper Coupon
(Free with $.50 Overage)

PC Vegetable Oil $1.49
(with facebook coupon)

PC Flour $1
(with facebook coupon)

Green Trash Bags $3.15
(Alex had to go and ruin my fun with expensive stuff lol)

Total with tax was $6 and change
(not sure where my receipt went lol)
Saved $6.50
(I think lol)

2 Pampers Baby Dry $8.99 each
3 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish soaps $.88 each
2 $1/1 Pampers Coupons
$1/1 Dawn Coupon
$1/2 Dawn Coupon
Earned $5

2 Revlon Nail Clippers $2.99 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
Earned $5

2 Purex Complete 3 in 1 Laundry Sheets 20 CT BOGO $7.99
2 $1/1 Coupons
($2.99 each!! I think that's an AWESOME Deal!)

2 Suave Deodorant $.89 each
2 $.50/1 Coupons

Cascade 20 Action Packs $3.99
$.50/1 Coupon
(not a great price but we needed em and I haven't seen any really good prices for dishwasher detergent!)

EOS Lip Gloss $2.99
Earned $2.99
(not pictured I ripped in to it in the car to put it on lol)

I used $26.86 in Ups from Thanksgiving

Paid: $6.99 (before tax)
Saved: $56.74
Earned: $13.99

(I thought my diaper deal was going to be $3 cheaper for the 2 packs because I had Wags coupons printed from the Catalina machine for $2/1 Pampers Cruisers but they consider those manufactures coupons... booo! Oh well still a good deal!)
Transaction 1:
Pampers Cruisers $7.99
$2/1 Coupon
Earned $1

Zone Perfect Cookie Dough Bar $.99
Free w/ Coupon
(not pictured I was getting hungry and ate this in the car kinda tasty lol)

Ricola Cough Drops BOGO $2.29
$1/2 Coupon
2 $.50/1 Wags Coupons

3 Wrigley's Eclipse Gum 3/$2
Earned $1
(only 1 pictured put the other 2 away for Gavin's advent Calender before he came downstairs to see what I got lol)

6 Single Serve Christmas Candy's $.29 each
(again these got put away for the advent Calender)

Used $7.50 in Register Rewards from Thanksgiving

Paid: $3.13
Saved: $22.79
Earned: $2

Transaction #2:
Papers Cruisers $7.99
$2/1 Coupon
Earned $1

Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar $.49
(filler item)

Used $1 Reg Reward for 1st Transaction (not the diaper one)
Paid: $5.84
Saved: 6.90
Earned: $1

So I have $2 in Reg Rewards left for latter

I'm going back latter this week to get 1 more thing their Fabreeze stuff is on sale for 25% off making the flame less luminaries $9 and change I have a $5/1 Coupon for a starter kit and a coupon for buy a starter kit get a refill free. If I use my $2 in Reg Rewards it will make this Under $3 for the 2 items!!

2 Nivea Men's Active 3 $2.99 each
2 $3/1 Coupons

Paid: $.46
Saved: $6

Rite Aid:
6 Gillette Deodorants 2/$7
4 $2/1 Coupons
2 Buy 2 Get 1 Free Coupons
Earn $6

$1 off VV Coupon
Used $3 in +Ups from Thanksgiving
Total: $3.60
Saved: $30.94
Eared: $6

Paid: $26.02
Saved: $129.87
Earned: $21.99
(savings aprox 83%)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

I'm having a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale! And it actually runs all weekend!! So you have through Monday to snag every thing in my store for at least 40% off! Plus there are 10 mystery kits are on sale for $2 each find them all and you could have 10 awesome kits for just $20!

Also for a limited time only at my Scrapbook-Bytes Store I have my whole summer collection on sale for just $10! That's 16 full kits with some kits that coordinate together!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well Marshelle (my sister) and I got up early this morning to go shopping ... by early I mean we went at 8:30 lol. I didn't want to go on Black Friday because I thought it would be a zoo and I needed drinks for our dinner this afternoon. So we went and we did AWESOME!!

1st Store CVS:
5 Reese's Singles $.79 each
Earned $3.95

5 Snickers King Size $1.59 each
Earned $7.95

Carmex Lip Balm $.99
Earned $.99

2 Herbal Essences Shampoo $3.99 each
(somehow I got one that was $4.29 and no ECB's with it I think it had to be only the bottles with the swirly color lol. Oh well )
2 $2/1 Coupons
Earned $3.99

2 Renpure Organics $4.99 each
Earned $9.98
(there is also a rebate tag on both of these so I should get back another $9.98 in rebates!)

$5/$25 coupon
$19 in ECB's from prior purchase

Paid: $5.24
Saved: $34
Earned: $26.86
Rebate: $9.98

2nd Store Wallgreens #1 :
Dr Pepper $.99
(was supposed to earn $.99 she gave me a form to send in for the Catalina)

4 Battery 4 packs (2 AA and 2 AAA) $3.99
Buy 1 Get 3 Free!

Crest Vivid 3d White $2.99
Earned $3

Bic Soleil Bella 3 pack $2.99
$2/1 Coupon
Earned $2

Scunci Elastics $1.99
Earned $2

Fiber Choice Fruit Tablets $2.49
$3/1 Coupon
Earned $2.50

2 Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice 2/$5
$2/2 Coupon
$1/2 Wags Coupon

I had $5 in Reg Rewards from before
Paid: $11.92
Saved: $33.87
Earned: $9.50
and $1 coming to me for the soda

Store #3 Rite Aid:
Got2B Hair Styler Kinky $4.99
$2/1 Coupon
$2/1 RA Coupon
($4.99 Rebate)

4 Reese's Dark 2/$1
Earned $2

5 Bottles of Soda 5/$5
Earned $1

2 Colgate Total Advanced $1.77 Each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(I should have earned $1.77 each but for some reason this rite aid hates me with toothpaste deals and they never print for me oh well they were $.77 each!)

I used $5 in +Up's

Paid: $5.02
Saved: $24.01
Earned: $3
Rebate: $4.99

4th and Final Store Wallgreens #2:
2 8x10 Collage photos Free!
(I ordered these online and had free promo codes)

Therma Care Heat Raps $2.49
Earned $2.50

Fiber Choice Fruit Tabs $2.49
Earned $2.50

Scunci Hair Ties $1.99

Sunkissed Soda $.99
(will get back $1)

Used $7 in Reg Rewards from 1st Wallgreens

Paid: $1.25
Saved: $10.40
Earned: $5
(so I have $7.50 left for next week)

Paid: $23.40
Saved: $102.28
Earned in rewards and Rebates: $54.33!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Inara & a Freebie!

My head CT Talia has a little girl named Inara and shes a beautiful little trouble maker! So I dedicated this kit to her! It's super girly and fun and funky with a little bit of spunk! This awesome kit is on sale this week only for just $3!!

Freebie Time
Here is a freebie from my awesome CT Girls!!
(image linked to download)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Target and Walmart

On Wed I ran to Target and scored some pretty good deals!
2 Air Wick Candles $2.99 each
2 $3/1 Coupons

White Cami $2.48
Pink T Shirt $1.50
Blue PJ Pants $6.48
$10/3 Coupon
($.46 for all 3!!!)

2 Lipton Teas 16 ct $1.09 each
2 $.60/1 Coupons

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries $2.09
$1/1 Coupon
(we LOVE these!!)

2 California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Pizzas $4.99 each
2 $1.50/1 Coupons

2 Vaseline Men's Lotions Trial size $.99 each
2 $1/1 Coupons

2 Q-Tips Trial Size $.97 each
2 $.30/1 Coupons

2 Tums 3 Roll 24 ct $1.49 each
2 $1/1 Coupons

Mega Blocks Boat $9.49
$5/1 Coupon

Total: 16.92 (with tax)
Saved: $32.11

And tonight we tried to go to CVS because I had a coupon for $1/1 NYC nail polish at CVS and they are normally $.99 and they are buy one get one half off this week. However the CVS near my house doesn't care this brand... boo... So we went to Walmart we ended up having to go to both because stupid "Walmart Lite" by my house doesn't carry everything.
Walmart Lite:
Parents Choice Little Puffs $1.58
4 Scotch Brite Sponges $.84 cents each
(note the 3 pack was $3.58... how does that make any sense?)
All you Magazine $2.24
(I got a subscription to this with my swagbucks but it hasn't started yet!)
Dip $1.50
(I didn't have a coupon but that's a good price and I really wanted it lol)
2 Bottles Similac Formula $3.84 each
2 $3/1 Coupons
(this was the only thing on my list they had!)
Total: $10.63
Saved: $6.00

Regular Walmart:
4 Bags of Kraft Cheese $2 each
4 $1/1 Coupons
Total: $4
Saved $4

Monday, November 15, 2010

New kit & a Freebie!

Read All About It
I know there are so many people out there who love to journal ... a LOT! I'm usually not one of them but when I'm in the mood to journal I do like a kit to have some stuff for me to work with! Here's a kit dedicated to Journaling! I chose neutral colors so it will work with a lot of different types of layouts! And best of all this kit is on sale for only $3 this week!


Freebie Time
Here is a freebie from my awesome CT Girls!!
(image linked to download)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Coupon High ....

I'm on such a coupon high right now! I love Sunday Shopping because they always have everything I want. It's way better than midweek shopping or Friday Shopping. So Gavin and I went out to do our shopping we went to 2 Rite Aid's 2 CVS' and Walgreen's .... sometimes I feel awkward about doing 2 transactions so I will go to 2 stores ... Silly ... Yes but well it's just how i feel lol.
Rite Aid:
Store 1:
Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes 2/$3
$1/2 Coupon
$1/2 RA Coupon
Earned $1

Honey Nut Cheerios $2/4
$1/2 Coupon
$1/2 RA Coupon
Earned $1

1Aussie Shampoo & 2 Herbal Essences Shampoos $2.99 each
$1/1 Coupon
$1/2 Coupon
Earned $6

4 Blistex Lip Balm $3/2
2 $1/2 Coupons
Earned $4
(it was only supposed to be $2 but they printed 4 for some reason YAY!!)

4 Right Guard Deodorants BOGO ($4.49 for 2)
2 BOGO coupons = 4 FREE Deodorants!

Huggies Pure And Natural $8.99
$2.50/1 Coupon
Earned $3

I had $17.99 in +Up Rewards from last week and the week b4 that I forgot to spend last week.
Total: $4.18 (with tax)
Saved: $ 64.17
Earned: $15.00

Store 2:
2 Packs of Huggies Little Movers $8.99 each
2 $2.50/1 Coupons

Gooze Toon Patrick $2.99
(on clearance)
Used $15.00 in +Up Rewards from 1st Store
Total: $1.93 (with tax)
Saved: $30.00
Earned: $6

CVS on the right Wallgreens on the left
1st CVS:
Oral B Vitality Floss Action Tooth Brush $23.00
$10/1 Coupon
Total: $14.84
Saved: $19.99
Earned: $13.00

2nd CVS:
Oral B Vitality Floss Action Tooth Brush $23.00
$10/1 Coupon
Earned $13

Fiber 1 Chewy Bars $3.99
$.50/1 Coupon
Earned $3

Herbal Essences Shampoo $2.99
$1/1 Coupon
Earned $2.00

4 Skippy Peanut Butter $1.67 each
2 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce $1.67 each
Box Spaghetti $1.49
$.75/2 PB Coupon
Free Pasta when you buy 2 Ragu Coupon (up to $1.25 Value)
Earned $3

I had a $5/$25
Paid $13 in ECB's from 1st transaction
Paid: $12.12 (with tax)
Saved: $49.35
Earned $21!!

I did 2 Transactions at Wallgreens
4 Bags of M&M's $10/4
2 $1/2 Coupons
Total: $8.80 (with Tax)
Saved: $5.96
Earned: $5

Cheez-It's $.69 (with in ad coupon)
$1/2 Coupon

3 Hormel Chili's $1.25 each
$1.50/3 Coupon

3 French's French Fried Onions $.99 each (with in ad coupon)
$1/2 Coupon

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce $.60 (with in ad coupon)
(I bought this as a filler so I had at least $5 to use my register rewards)

I used my $5 Register Rewards from transaction 1
Total: $.49 (with tax)
Saved: $15.72

Total Spent: $42.36
Total Saved:$185.19
Total Earned: $27.00 for next week
That's 81% savings!!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh Target .....

Well I had my $5 GC from last week to use and I need some stuff for Gavin's Birthday Cake that happened to be pretty good deals at Target ... So we ventured over there tonight.
Baby Outfit for Dylan for Christmas $15
(a splurge but he was actually giggling at it how could i not buy it for him? lol)

2 Baby Mum Mums $2.34 each
(I wish they would have coupons for these they are his favs and we go through at LEAST a box a week!)

Planters Hone Roasted Cashews $4
$1/1 Coupon
$.75/1 Target Coupon

4 Campbell's Kids Soups 3@$1.27 1@1.02
$1/4 Coupon
($.97 each)

6 Campbell's Great For Cooking Soups $.75 each
$1/6 Coupon
($.58 each)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix $.89
Betty Crocker Frosting $1.22
$.50/2 Coupon

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries $2.09
$1/1 Coupon

Fage Yogurt $1.59
$1/1 Coupon

2 Market Pantry Cheese $1.89 each

Edy's Ice Cream $3.19
$1/1 Coupon

Cool Whip $.99 each

2 Pond's Towellet's $4.69 each
2 $1.50/1 Coupons
2 $1/1 Target Coupons
(I thought I was going to get a $5 GC for buying these but I guess I got the wrong ones they were still only $2.19 each oh well)

Secret Trial Size deodorant $.97
Olay Body Wash $5.04 (it had a little sample on it too!)
$5 off Olay when you buy 1 Secret deodorant
($1.01 for both.. well all 3 technically!!)

2 Stove Top $1 each
$.50/1 Target Coupon

2 Triscuit Crackers $2 each
$1/2 Target Coupon
$1/2 MF Coupon

2 Kraft Cheese $2.04 each
$1/2 Coupon

2 Philly Cream Cheese $1.99 each
$.50/2 Coupon

2 Wheat Thins $2 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
$1/2 Target Coupon

Market Pantry Chicken $4.94

Total: $63.28
Used $5 GC From last week
Paid: $58.28
Saved 38.68

Now I would have done way better if it wasn't for the $15 outfit and the $5 chicken that weren't on my list lol but that's what happens when I take hubby shopping with me.

Deals Deals Deals!

First off I have some good deals for you this week in my store for today's Bargain Bytes ! 4 Bundle's for just $1 each!!! These are available only at my Scrapbook-Bytes Store!

I went out this morning and got a few good deals of my own too!!
First I stopped at Walgreens, I needed more cheap Arizona Tea and some free Corn Bread Mix and a few extras.
Betty Crocker Corn Bread Mix 2/$1
3/$1 In Ad Coupon (they only had 2 though so they were $.33 each)
2 $.50/1 Coupons (they adjusted these down to $.33 off)
so they were FREE!!

Gold Medal Flour 5 lb Bag $2.99
$1.50 for the flour with In Ad Coupon

4 Arizona Tea's $.99 each
2/$1 with In Add Coupon
($2 for 4)

Dawn Dish Soap $1.99
$.99 with In Ad Coupon
$.50/1 Coupon

Total: $4.08
Savings: $5.94

I went back to Rite Aid to see if I could get my free body wash but again there was none boo... I still got a few things though.
4 Popcorn Balls (75% off) $.12 each
($.48 for 4)

2 Acidophilus 100 Ct $7.99 each BOGO
2 $1/1 Coupons
($5.99 for 2)

B12 & B Super Maxi Complete $7.99 each BOGO
$3/2 Coupon
$1/1 Rite Aid Coupon
($3.99 for 2)

Total: $10.50
I used $10 in +up rewards.
Paid: $.50
Earned: $4 in +Up Rewards and 10% off Shopping Pass.
Saved: $31.50

So total I spent $4.58 today and saved $37.54!!!
A Whopping 89%!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wallgreens and Freebies in my mail box!

I got a ton of samples in the mail the other day! It's pretty exciting to get something other than bills! lol
Here's what I got 4 Samples of Sedona Labs Probiotics, Covergirl 3 Minute Face lift, Poise Pads, Always Pads, the adorable mini box of tissues, John Freida Hair Serum, $4/1 febreeze luminary coupon, $1/1 Tide Coupon, extra desert gum, and A Neti pot!! Woot! Most of these all came on the same day too!! It was like Christmas opening up all the mail lol.

We had to take Dylan to the Hospital for some tests today and Wallgreens is right across the street. So I had to stop in and use my last few coupons! Here's what I got:

4 Arizona Drinks $.99 each
2/$1 with Walgreens in ad coupon
2 Reach Floss $1.79 each
$.99 with Walgreens in ad coupon
2 $1/1 Coupons (Free!)
Huggies Little Movers $7.99
$2.50/1 Coupon
Total: $7.47
I used my $5 in Register Rewards from the other day
Paid: $2.95
Saved: 17.06!!!

I also went and picked up our thanksgiving turkey for only $7 this morning for an almost 20 lb turkey!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SBB DSD Blog Train!
I didn't want my loyal newsletter readers to miss out on the Blog train the SBB designer's have put together for you!
The Scrapbook-Bytes Designers want to give your wallet a break! We have organized a blog hop specifically for after the Digi Scrap celebrations this past weekend!
What's even better - the kit pieces you download will be used for our next color challenge in November too.

Don't forget to check the zip files - there just might be a little bonus in there!

Here's my part:
(image is linked to download)

Mye De Leon
Designs by Helly
danimoy designs
teresabelle designs
Connie Prince Designs
Aja Abney
Inspiredbydominic Designs
LorieM Designs
Spinky Dink Scraps
Armina Designs
Colie's Corner
Trixie Scraps Designs
Lydia Designs
Dreamer's Magic Designs
eNKay Design
JennCk Designs

DSD Special Grab Bags!
Don't forget about my special grab bags in my store just for DSD! One is full of Christmasy stuff including 2 FULL KITS, on sale for just $5!! The other has 3 template packs in it, and is on sale for just $2!! You can see the full reveal in any of my stores! Today is the last day to snag these for such a low price!

It's the last day to save don't miss out! Everything is 50% off and all bundles are up to 75% off!!!

Mel and I also have our Duo-licious store on sale all products are 50% off and and all Bundles are 75% off! OR you can take the whole shop at SBB, exclusively, for only $15! That's right you can get all of the Duo-licious products for just $15!!! That's over a $100 value!!

Well I forgot to put one in my zip file with my freebie. Woops it's that mommy brain kicking in again! So here's one for you to use only at my Scrapbook-Bytes Store!

Save $5 off $10 order
Code: DSDBlogTrain10
Exp date: November 15, 2010

Good Deals!

I think I actually got all my shopping done in one day this week!! Although if another amazing deal comes up I may still go get it and I do still have to go to the larger Rite Aid because the one I went to is small and only had some of the stuff I wanted.

Rite Aid:
Oh the fiasco! 1st I forgot my +Up Rewards from last week! Then there were issues with the +Up Rewards printing. Evidently the Crest Tooth Pastes and Oral B tooth brushes that are on sale for $2.99 with +Up Rewards of $2.99 only allow you one +Up Rewards. I tried to buy 5 tubes of tooth paste and 3 tooth brushes because I also had $1/1 Coupons for them but then only 1 of the + Up Rewards printed so the manager had me return the others and see if she could get them to print by doing multiple transactions but that didn't work. When she did the refund tho she gave me back the full price $2.99 instead of $1.99 (which is what I payed) so I actually made like $7 cash. This totally wasn't my intention I just wanted the free tooth paste and brushes to make $1 in +Up rewards but oh well. By this point I was totally confused by what was going on.
So here's what I actually did end up bringing home:
2 Boxes Garnier Nutrisse Hair Dye $5.99 each
(yes I will be dieing no it wont be that light lol)
2 $3/1 MF Coupons
$2/1 October VV Coupon
$2/1 November VV Coupon
(So they were $.99 each but it will take me 2 boxes probably to dye my mop of hair)
Garnier Fructis Color Shield Conditioner $7.49
(not pictured this was for my sister not me)
$1/1 MF Coupon
$1/1 VV Coupon
($5.49 for the big bottle we were going to get the smaller one but it would have made the transaction $.02 short to get the $5 +Up Rewards and Marshelle wanted the big one anyways.)
1 Crest Whitening Plus Scope Outlast Tooth Paste $2.99
(not pictured gave it to my mom cause she needed toothpaste lol)
$1/1 Coupon
2 Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste $3.49
2 $1/1 Coupon

Total should have been $11.95 before tax
but with all the mix up with returns and coupons it was $8.84
Earned: 12.99 in +Up Rewards

I need to go to the big Rite Aid and get the Nivea Men's Active 3 Body Wash for free and check out the Sundown and Natures Bounty Vitamins to see if they have what I need, fingers crossed.

It's hard to say what I saved because of the way the transactions worked out. If I had to make a guess I would say like $17.00.
If I had been able to do what I wanted it would have been $40 and I would have a ton more +Up Rewards (like an extra $20.93 in +Up Rewards when I had Spent $24.88 So I should have made $9.04 on the purchase ... stupid Rite Aid)

Next Was Target:
Cotonelle Fresh Wipes $2.01
Coupon for a free tub
2 Gas X 18 Ct $3.99 each
(not pictured was for mom)
2 $3/1 Target Coupons
2 $1/1 MF Coupons
(2 boxes free!)
2 White Poster Boards $.39 each
(these are for Gavin he is going to make his own board game)
2 Curel Ultra Healing Lotions $3.69 each
2 $1/1 MF Coupons
2 $1/1 Target Coupons
elf Tweezers $1
(good thing I waited for these I was going to buy them on line and then I would have had to pay shipping!)
Total: $5.23
Earned a $5 GC for purchasing 2 Curel Lotions!
Saved: $19.24!

Wallgreens I take back everything mean I ever said about you! Tonight was amazing! I truly appreciate your awesome deals and the super nice people who helped us!
So here it is:
Huggies Wipes 184 ct $5.99
$1.50/1 Coupon
Arizona Watermellon Juice $.99
$.49/1 Coupon in store that I didn't even know about!!
But the awesome cashier told me!
Simply OJ $1.79
$1/1 Coupon
$.50/1 Wags Coupon
Degree 2/$5
2 $1/1 Coupons
2 Reach Floss $.99 with in ad Coupon
2 $1/1 Coupons
(gave one to mom and dad)
4 Reach Tooth Brushes $.99 with in ad Coupon
4 $1/1 Coupons
(gave one to dad)
(now the tooth brushes and floss had a 3 per customer limit so I made Marshelle get 3 for me lol)
2 Shick Xtreme3 4 pack of Razors $5.99
2 $3/1 Coupons
Vitamin Water $1.49
(this was Gavin's splurge that he drank down the whole thing and then had to pee at dirty Price Chopper!)
Total: $15.72 (before tax)
Earned: $5 in register Rewards
Saved $22.47

Last Stop was Price Chopper where I think I actually did pretty good this week. Normally I feel the grocery store is my downfall.
2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta $1.25 each
$1/2 Coupon
2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta's $1. each
$1/2 Coupon
2 Ronzoni Garden Delight $1.67 each
$1/1 Coupon
$.75/1 Coupon (doubled to $1/1)
Kikoman Teriyaki Sauce $1.71
$1/1 Coupon
4 Yoplait Yogurt $.50 each
$.50/4 Coupon (doubled to $1/4)
4 Campbell's Chunky Soup 2/$3
2 $.50/1 Coupons (double to $1/1)
$.50/2 Coupon (double to $1/2
$1/2 Price Chopper Coupon
10 Swanson Canned Broth's BOGO ($1.19/2)
2 $.50/5 coupons (doubled to $1/5)
4 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks BOGO ($2.99/2)
$1/3 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Green Giant Baby Cut Carrots $.48 with PC Online Coupon
Sour Cream $2.29
$.50/1 Coupon (doubled to $1/1)
Coy Joe Tortilla's $1.69
Total: $20.18
Saved: $34.50
And I bumped myself up to $.20 off gas!

Total Spent $49.97
Total Saved $93.21
Total Earned: $22.99 (to spend latter!)
(plus I still have my $11 in +up rewards from last week!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

This week's Haul!

I didn't take a picture at the beginning of the week because I was too lazy because I got so much!
But I will give you the highlights!
This pic is from tonight from Price Chopper and Target (mostly target) and don't you love my beautiful orange counter tops? I know your all jealous of those gems!

Price Chopper:
Quaker Chewy Bars $1 w/ in ad coupon
(you can see Gavin busted in to these in the car!)
2 Can's Progresso Beans $1 each
I used 2 $.50/1 Coupons which both doubled! Free Beans!!
Apple/Grape Snacks $1/2 with in ad coupon
Total = $2!
Saved: $5.46

2 Renuzit Air Fresheners $.97
(there were 2 but I gave one to my mom)
I used 2 $1/1 Coupons
Banana Baby Mum Mum's $2.34
(no sale but these are Dylan's fav snack!)
2 Earths Best Smiley Snacks $1.86 each
1 Earth's Best Rice Bar snack $2.29
(These weren't on sale either but with the recipt and upc's and $1.50 I can get Dylan Sesame Street Going Green - Elmo is actually green!!)
2 Olay Travel Beauty Bar $.97
(again there were 2 but I gave one to my Sister lol)
I used 2 $1/1 Coupons! (FREE!!)
Up and Up Panty Liners $.89
(not in the picture because I gave them to my mom)
I used a $.75/1 coupon ($.14!!!)
Stove Top $1/2 each
I used $.50/2 Coupon
TGI Friday's Skillet Meals Buy 2 Get 1 Free $5.99 Each (total 11.98)
I used $4/2 Coupon
Total: $19.79
I used my $5 GC from last week
So I paid 14.79!
Saved 24.95!! (including the gc)
(the cashier was impressed and said she wanted me to go shopping with her from now on and show me how to do that lol)

On Monday I went Crazy! I no longer have my list of what I did but I will tell you what I got and some highlights

Right Aid:
2 Box's of Frosted Mini Wheat's (this was $.90 something after coupons)
Mr Clean Liquid
2 Febreze Air Effects
Fantastik Cleaner
3 Folgers Coffee's (these were like $.99 each!)
2 Tide Stain Release Laundry Detergent
2 Suave Pro Conditioners
Tylenol Adult Liquid
Advil Congestion Relief
5 Soy Joy Bars

I used $6 from last week in +Up Rewards
Paid $27.70
Earned $11 in +Up Rewards!
Saved: $57!!!!!!

Price Chopper:
The receipt didn't print so I only vaguely remember the details!
20 Yoplait Yougurts - $6
Jimmy Dean Sausage - used my tripler coupon
8 Cans of Soup (chunky or progresso or something lol) - used my tripler coupon
Orange Juice - Used my tripler coupon
2 Welche's Grape Juice - used tripler coupons (well i made alex use em lol)
Simply lime aid
2 Can's of progresso beans (free)
3 packages of frozen spinach
1 can of artichokes
1 loaf of bread
I feel like I'm missing stuff but my total was like $30

I did 2 check outs to use my ECB's lol
3 Nissan Chow Mein's $1/each
$1/3 Coupon
1 Bounce Bar $3.99
$1/1 Coupon
Olay Body Wash $7
Secret Deodorant travel size $1.49
I used a $5 off Olay product when you buy 1 Secret Deodorant Coupon.
2 Oral B Power tooth brushes $4.99
2 $3/1 Coupons
I paid $9.26
Earned $7 in ECBS
Saved: $26.29!

They had a deal where you spend $25 on select P&G products and get Toy Story 3 for $3.99
I did this for my mom to give to my nieces for Christmas so most of the stuff wasn't for me lol.

Charmin (a huge pack I don't remember how many rolls!) $9.97 (for Mom)
Bounty 8 roll of paper towels $6.97 (for me... we were all out!)
$1/1 Coupon
Always Pads $5.97 (for mom)
6 Puff's Tissues $.97/each
2 $1/3 Coupons
Toy Story 3 $3.99
I used a $3/15 coupon from the red machine from last week! and my $7 in ECB's!
Mom's total was $21.84 and mine was $.26 and that's with me paying the tax lol (the ecb's and $3/15 coupon went to my stuff since they were mine)!
We saved $45.48!!!

Total spent this week about: $89.17
Total saved not including what I saved the 1st time at Price Chopper:$159.18!!!!
So I saved like 64%!!

Happy DSD!!

Ageless Love
We are having a special edition of Grab-A-Byte at SBB for DSD! So instead of having to wait till Monday for GAB we have it for you today!! My part is called Ageless Love and is full of romantic themed elements and papers. Each pieces is on sale for 1 week for only $1!

DSD Special Grab Bags!
I have 2 special grab bags in my store just for DSD! One is full of Christmasy stuff including 2 FULL KITS, on sale for just $5!! The other has 3 template packs in it, and is on sale for just $2!! You can see the full reveal in any of my stores!


And here are some layouts from the CT girls with the Christmas Grab Bag!

Of course I'm having a big sale for DSD! Everything is 50% off and all bundles are up to 75% off!!!

Mel and I also have our Duo-licious store on sale all products are 50% off and and all Bundles are 75% off! OR you can take the whole shop at SBB, exclusively, for only $15! That's right you can get all of the Duo-licious products for just $15!!! That's over a $100 value!!

Freebie Time
Here is a freebie from my awesome CT Girls!!
(image linked to download)