Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 6/28/2015: Saved 87%


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Transaction #1

Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Refill Blades: $22.79
(2) Colgate 360⁰ Optic White Toothbrush: $5.99 on Sale for $2.99
  (2) Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash Spearmint: $5.79 on Sale for $3.99

Manufacture Coupons:
$3.00 Off Hydro Silk Refill Blades - 6/28 SmartSource
(2) $1.00 Off One Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush - 6/14 SmartSource
(2) $2.00 Off Colgate Advance Pro-Shield Mouthwash - 6.28 SmartSource

CVS Coupons
$4.00 Off $10 in Razors
 $8 off any Schick Hydro Silk Razor Blades Refill

Used $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $7.94 and received $11.00 in ExtraCareBucks

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Transaction #2

(2) Right Guard Total Defense 5 Deodorizing Body Wash: $5.99 on Sale for $3.00

Manufacture Coupons:
(2) $1.00 Off One Right Guard Body Wash - Coupons.com

CVS Coupons:
None
 
Used $4.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
Paid $.44 and received $2.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $60.96

Paid Out Of Pocket: $8.38

($9.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $52.58

87%

Friday, June 26, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 6/21/2015: Saved 91%

 
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Transaction #1

(2) Starbucks Iced Coffee Coffee & Milk Low Calorie: $1.99 on Sale for Buy One Get One Free
Cover Girl Rsg Concealer Light/Medium: $7.99
  Cover Girl Super Sizer Mascara Black: $7.49
(2) Ziploc Freezer Bags Quart: $3.99 on Sale for $2.75
(2) Tena Serenity Active Liners 26 liners: $3.99 on Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off

Manufacture Coupons:
$1 Off One Starbucks Iced Coffee - Coupons.com
$1.50 Off Covergirl Super Size Mascara - 5/31/15 P&G
$1.00 Off One Covergirl Product  - 5/31/15 P&G
(2) $2.00 Off One Tena Product - CVS.com/coupons
$1.50 Off Two Ziplock - Ziploc.com

CVS Coupons
 $5.00 Off $15.00 in Cosemetics
  $4.00 Off $12.00 in Covergirl Makeup

Used $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $3.08 and received $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $35.42

Paid Out Of Pocket: $3.08

($10.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $32.34

91%

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

101 Things in 1001 Days: #26 - Add 50 New Amazing Recipes to My Recipe Book


As you can see I didn’t get to cook this recipe on the grill because we were having one of our regular summer storms here in New York. Instead of scratching the entire meal I decided to use our iron skillet and make it work. The shrimp came out just as tasty but strangely shrunk dramatically in size. I am excited to try this recipe again and see how different it comes out using our barbeque.

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

by: allrecipes.com

Ingredients  

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
ground black pepper to taste
crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions
  1. In a large, non-reactive bowl, stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and black pepper. Season with crushed red pepper, if desired. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard any remaining marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque
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#26 - Add 50 new amazing recipes to my recipe book



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Friday, June 19, 2015

My Monthly Make-Up Bag: June



To begin this month I was going through my make-up stash trying to decide on which eyeshadow palette to use for the entire month. After a while of looking at them Joe come up behind me points and says "that one." Can anyone guess why? I am sure it has to do with the fact that there was a snake on the packaging because I highly doubt he had any idea that there was even eyeshadow inside.



Now that we are half way through the month I can say that I did find it challenging to create a large amount of different looks from this palette but loved the outcome of every look produced. This palette as well as this NYX blush in taupe were acquired mainly for travel. The blush from NYX I am not using for its intended purpose but to provide a slight contour without having to pack a large contour palette. The Rainforest After Dark Palette from Tarte is ideal for travel because not only does it contain six eyeshadows it also provides a blush, bronzer, and highlight. Both of the items above perform great and are recommended highly from me for anyone who is looking for compact makeup to travel with.

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I just might be taking these two beauties on our Anniversary trip to Aruba in 73 days… but who’s counting?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BONUS CVS Coupon Haul Week of 6/14/2015: Saved 91%


I don't plan on going couponing multiple times a week but because of the deals I see on other blogs it sent me back to CVS once more. CVS is down the street from my house so it is an easy stop on the way home from the train station.

Transaction #1

(2) Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Mouthwash Spearmint: $7.99 on Sale for $5.99
(2) Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant Powder Fresh: $4.49 on Sale for $2.50
  Sundown Vitamin C Gummies: $10.49 on Sale for $7.00
(2) DulcoGas Maximum Strength Gas Relief Chewable Tablets, Wild Berry: $6.79

Manufacture Coupons:
(2) $.50 Off Lady Speed Stick - 6/14/2015 Smartsource
$2.00 Off Sundown Naturals - Sundown Website
(2) $1.00 Off Colgate Mouthwash  - 6/14/2015 Smartsource
(2) $3.00 Off DulcoGas - Coupons.com

CVS Coupons
$1.00 Off Speed Stick
$2.00 Off any Sundown Naturals Gummy Vitamin
$2.00 Off Select Colgate
$3.00 Off $12 Antacid, Probiotic, Heartburn, or Stomach Remedy
(2) $3.00 Off DulcoGas

Used $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $4.71 and received $11.50 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $50.18

Paid Out Of Pocket: $4.71

($19.50 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $45.47
 
91%

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

101 Things in 1001 Days: #26 - Add 50 New Amazing Recipes to My Recipe Book


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Slow Cooked Beef and Broccoli

by: paleoleap.com

Ingredients 

1 lb. boneless chuck roast, sliced into thin strips;
2 to 3 cups fresh broccoli florets;
1 apple, thinly sliced;
1/2 cup beef stock;
1/3 cup coconut aminos; (or soy sauce)
1/3 cup raw honey;
3 cloves garlic, minced;
1 tbsp. tapioca starch; (optional) 

Directions
  1. In a slow cooker, combine together the beef stock, coconut aminos, honey, garlic, and sliced apple.
  2. Add the beef to the slow cooker and stir.
  3. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. When the time is up, combine the tapioca starch with some of the liquid from the slow cooker in a small bowl. Pour it back into the slow cooker and stir well.
  5. Add the broccoli and cook for another 30 min.
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#26 - Add 50 new amazing recipes to my recipe book
 


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Monday, June 15, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 6/14/2015: Saved 92%


Transaction #1

(2) Nature Valley Protien Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate: $4.99 on Sale for $2.50
Metamucil Cinnamon Oat Raisin Bar: $11.49 on Sale for $8.49
  (2) Brookside Real Fruit Juice Pieces Dark Chocolate: $4.79 on Sale for $3.50
Physicians Formula Lip Plumping Cocktail Pink Crystal Potion: $11.49
Schick Hydro 5 Groomer: $16.99
Garnier Fructis Full Plush Root Am: $5.29 on Sale for $2.99
(2) Ajax Dish Liquid Lemon 14 fl oz: $1.67 on Sale for $.88

Manufacture Coupons:
(2) $.75 Off One Nature Valley Protein Bars - Coupons.com
$1.00 Off Metamucil Bars - Coupons.com
$1.00 Off Garnier Fructis  - Coupons.com

CVS Coupons
$7 Off Hydro Groomer Razor
$4 Off $10 in Razors
(2) $2.00 Off Brookside Pouches
$1.50 Off $5 in Candy
$8.49 Off Metamucil Bars

Used $20.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $7.29 and received $18.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $70.22

Paid Out Of Pocket: $7.29

($18.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $62.93

92%