Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Frugaliciously FREE Week!! My Kroger Money Maker!!

This is free week for me!! I'm heading out to the stores and seeing what I can get for free because FREE is the most fun (not to mention Frugalicious!!) 

So, go on a ride with me!! 

Let me share what kicked off this week!! Such a FRUGALICIOUS time at Kroger on Sunday!! Went to our Kroger that doubles up to 0.99 to use my last 0.75/2 Campbell's q's and saw they were no longer 4/$5 but 3/$5. I went to Customer Service and asked if it was a mistake and told them my concern with the attached catalina (buying 4 of them would give me $2.00 back). The store manager gave the ok to get for 4/$5 since I was only getting four (and they love me sooooooo much LOL). When I went back up there, they rang me out (oh, their catalina system was down).

This is what I got and as for my total...drum roll please....

(2 Angel Soft 4pk, 2 Airwick Air Fresheners (the other 2 were free at Dollar General), 3 Dawn Hand Renewal Soap, 4 Campbell's 100% Naturals soups, 4 Colgate, 4 Oscar Meyer Snack Deli Meats.)

THEY PAID ME $3.36!! PLUS, I got a gift card with $2.00 as a replacement to my catalina!! I got ALL the overage (not typical in all cases). You have to LOVE that kind of customer service!! 113% savings!! WOOHOO!! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Dollar General: $5/$25 Scenario for Saturday 10/13/12

Dollar General Scenario for Saturday 10/13/12

Buy 4 Gillette Simple Venus Razors - $3.50
Buy 2 Head & Shoulders (Silky Smooth) - $2.50
Buy 2 Gain Fabric Softener Sheets - $2.00
Buy 2 ALL Dryer Sheets - $1.50
Total $26.00

Use $5/25 DG Coupon First Here
Use (4) $3/1 Gillette Disposable Razor, exp 10/31/12 (RP Insert 09/16/12)
Use (2) $2/1 Head & Shoulders product, exp 10/31/12 (P&G Insert 09/30/12)
Use (2) $1/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Softener, exp 10/31/12 (RP Insert 09/16/12)
Use (1) $3/2 Any ALL Laundry products 
Printable Coupon (Facebook offer)
Pay $0.00 (just tax)

Be aware that you may have to get a manager involved to correct your savings on the register. Unfortunately, the register doesn't just take a blanket $5 off the total, but takes a total of $5 off of each item. This will affect the coupon values, so make sure they correct it for you!! Good luck and have fun!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - September 2012

- cooked, took my lunch and ate lots of leftovers
used coupons, got lots of free items and took advantage of Kraft catalina offers
- earned points to save on gas at Shell, Kroger and Giant Eagle
- donated items and coupons to charity organizations and family/friends
- did no shopping other than coupon shopping, used recyclable bags
- paid off car maintenance card and library fines and got great discounts on car work
- received freebies and coupons in the mail
- set back up my automatic savings plan (weekly)
continued to save to mutual fund via auto savings draft
- obtained a full time job on my terms!! Thank you Jesus!!
- did not use my budget sheet as planned
- had to get new rotors, so charged it to car maintenance card
September was full of grace and favor!! I finally got tired of being the rut I was in and decided life would get better RIGHT NOW!! When I changed my tune and increased my faith, things started falling into place!! I was able to get my lawn and yard done (after being played) and now I have an AWESOME new lawn guy!! I even found cheap mulch!!

I'm looking forward to what is next!! I am grateful and blessed!!

How was your September?