Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 7/26/2015: Saved 90%




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Transaction #1

(2) Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Orchid Petals: $4.99 on Sale for $3.50
(3) Softsoap Body Washes: $4.79 on Sale for $3.50
  (6) Speed Stick Gear Deodorants: $5.99 on Sale for $4.00

Manufacture Coupons:
(3) Buy One Get One Free Speed Stick Deodorant - 7/26 SmartSource
(3) $.75 Off Softsoap Body Wash -  7/26 SmartSource
(2) $.50 Off Softsoap Hand Soap - 7/26 SmartSource

CVS Coupons
$3.00 Off $11.00 in Body Wash or Hand Soap
  $2.00 Off $8.00 in Body Wash or Hand Soap
$2.00 Off $10.00 in Deodorant

Used $16.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $5.30 and received $20.00 in ExtraCareBucks
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Transaction #2

Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Detergent Spring & Renewal: $8.49 on Sale for $4.94
Colgate Total Mouthwash: $5.79 on Sale for $4.79
Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen: $10.99 on Sale for $8.99
CoverGirl LashBlast 24hr Mascara Very black: $11.49 on Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off ($11.49)
 CoverGirl Lashblast Sizer Mascara Very Black: $7.49 on Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off ($3.74)
Oral-B 3D White Action Power Toothbrush: $8.99 on Sale for $5.99
Sure Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant: $3.99 on Sale for $2.00

Manufacture Coupons:
  $2.00 Off One Colgate Mouthwash -  7/26 SmartSource
$2.00 Off One Oral-B Adult Battery Toothbrush - 7/26 SmartSource
(2) $3.00 Off One Covergirl Lash Blast - 5/31 P&G
$1.00 Off One Tide Detergent - 7/26 P&G
$1.00 Off Coppertone Sunblock - 7/26 SmartSource
$1.00 Off Sure -  7/26 SmartSource

CVS Coupons:
  $2.00 Off Sunblock
$2.00 Off $6.00 in Coppertone
CVS INSTANT Coupon $2.79 Off Colgate Mouthwash
 
Used $20.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
Paid $6.16 and received $12.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $122.30

Paid Out Of Pocket: $11.46

($12.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $110.84

90%

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shopping Your Stash

Now that it's already July I have taken some time to look back at my goals for 2015. I wanted this year to be the year to simplify my everyday life. In my opinion I have both failed and succeeded in taking steps toward a similar life. I have recently stated planning (more on that soon) and that alone has relieved some everyday stresses but I feel that I am still taking baby steps and there is more that I can do. 

In January I went through my entire nail polish collection HERE and purged unused and colors that have gone bad. I realized that for the amount of nail polish I have I could never use up all the nail polish before it goes bad. I would love to say that I finished a nail polish and be able to toss it. I have decided to see how long it would take to use a nail polish up. Thinking about painting my nails the same color week after week did not appeal to me so I made the decision to start with a mini.


From this week on I will be using this little mini nail polish on both my fingers and toes when needed. At the end of t August I will be back to report my progress. I am very excited at the possibility of finally finishing a nail polish (even if it is a mini)!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 7/5/2015: Saved 92%


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Transaction #1

Nivea Men Energy 3-In-1 Body Wash 16.9 fl ozs: $5.79 on Sale for $4.50
Nivea Coconut Body Wash: $6.29 on Sale for $4.50
  Nivea Touch Of Smoothness Moisturizing Body Wash: $6.29 on Sale for $4.50
(2) Lipton Sparkling Raspberry: $1.67 on Sale for $1.00
Physicians Formula Cat Eye Mascara: $11 .49
Wet N Wild Max Volume Mascara Black: $4.99 on Sale for $3.99

Manufacture Coupons:
(3) $2.00 Off One Nivea Bodywash - 6/21 SmartSource

CVS Coupons
$2.00 off 2 Nivea Body Wash
  $3.00 Off $11 Body Wash

Used $19.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $4.41 and received $15.00 in ExtraCareBucks

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Transaction #2

(3) Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons: $5.79 on Sale for $3.99
(4) Puffs Plus Lotion With The Scent Of Vicks: $2.57 on Sale for $.99
(3) Pantene Shampoos: $4.99 on Sale for $4.00
Pantene Pro-V Stylers Non-Aerosol Hairspray: $7.49 on Sale for $4.00

Manufacture Coupons:
$5.00 Off Three Pantene Shampoos -7/5 P&G
$2.00 Off One Pantene Styler - 6/14 SmartSource
(3) $2.00 Off One Tampax Pearl - 7/5 P&G
(4) $.25 Off One Puffs - 7/5 P&G

CVS Coupons:
  $3.00 Off $12 Tampon, Pad, or Liner
 
Used $15.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
Paid $2.35 and received $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks
 
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Retail Value: $92.08

Paid Out Of Pocket: $6.76

($10.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $85.32

92%

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



48% Complete 

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?