Monday, March 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday - L'oreal Makeup from Bzzagent!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

My mail was so light last week. My favorite freebies I received were the $3.00 Pinecone check and the L'oreal makeup from Bzzagent.

March 21st
-A coupon for a free Tony's Pizza product

March 22nd
-Post It sample

March 24th
-L'oreal Bzzkit with mascara & eye shadow from Bzzagent

March 25th
-$3.00 Pinecone survey check

March 26th
-OK! magazine

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Frugal Friend


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Monday, March 21, 2011

Mailbox Monday - $17.36 check from selldvdsonline.com!

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

A majority of my mail were magazines this past week. My favorite freebies are the checks I received from Pinecone and selldvdsonline.com. The Backstreet Boys 2011 cruise was just announced so I'm trying to save as many pennies as I can to fund my trip.

Here's a picture of everything I received:

March 14th
-Cosmo magazine
-$3 Pinecone Research Survey check
-$17.36 selldvdsonline.com check - Click here to sell your unwanted DVDs, CDs, & video games for cash!
-2011 calendar from Kaiser

March 16th
-More magazine
-Coupon for 1 free box of Just for Men or Touch of Gray

March 17
-More magazine
-Wired magazine
-Better Homes & Garden magazine

March 18th
-Playstation 3 Heroes game I won from Subway's Instant Win Game

March 19th
-Candy
-Marie Claire
-OK! mag

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Frugal Friend


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CVS Transaction - Spent only $0.63 on items worth $4.48

On Monday March 14th, I received a $2.00 off any CVS brand beauty coupon in my e-mail that was valid for only 3 days. I also had a free Dove candy bar coupon I needed to use because it'd expire on March 15th. I went to CVS to see what I could get.

Here's what I got:

-1 package of CVS Cotton Swabs x $1.99 each = $1.99
-3 Dove peanut butter chocolate bars = $0.77 each = $2.31

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons: $4.48 Coupons I used:

-$2.00 off any CVS Beauty related item
-Free Dove bar coupon that deducted $0.77
-$0.50 off 1 Dove bar from the CVS In-Store Coupon Machine
-$0.50 off 1 Dove bar from the CVS In-Store Coupon Machine

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons: $0.63

Then I used the CVS gift card I got for free from MyPoints to cover the remaining balance.

Plus I earned $1.00 Extra Care Buck from this transaction being my forth green bag tag.

$4.48 total without coupons - $0.63 total with coupons = $3.85 full price eliminated!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday - Nick Carter's "I'm Taking Off", Yakpak surprise, & more!

Happy Mailbox Monday!

This post will cover 2 weeks worth of mail because I was unable to update last week.

My favorite freebie is the Nick Carter CD I ordered from Amazon with gift codes I earned from Swagbucks and online contests I've won. Join Swagbucks by clicking here if you aren't a member already. It's free to join and easy to use. (If you haven't already noticed I am a HUGE Nick Carter fan.)

My second favorite freebie is the Yakpak tote I won from Yakpak's Facebook. I was the first person to correctly answer a question they posted.

Here's a picture of everything I received:

February 28th
-Cruise Travel magazine
-Soap Opera Digest
-Nick Carter I'm Taking Off CD which I ordered with Amazon gift codes I won from contests and Swagbucks

March 3rd
-Shape magazine
-$10 DSW rewards certificate

March 4th
-Another Sneeze kit from Kleenex (I don't know why they sent another one?) The kit has a kids t-shirt, hat, travel size tissues, activity book, bag, and coupon.

March 5th
-$3.00 Pinecone Survey Check
-Glee Tour concert ticket - It wasn't free but I wanted to remember when I received it :)

March 7th
-Biofreeze sample
-secondspin.com check for $6.09

March 8th
-OK! magazine

March 9th
-Yakpak tote bag worth $25 that I won from being the first person to correctly answer a question Yakpak posted on Facebook. I love the size of the tote and I love that it has a zippered top.

March 10th
-Dulcolax coupon CVS
-Maybelline sample from Target

March 12th
-OK! magazine (inside there's a coupon for free Orbit gum!)
-Origins Plantscription sample

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Frugal Friend


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Eliminating full price @ CVS 4 times! I spent only $9.44 on items totaling $98.17

I eliminated full price on 4 different transactions at CVS. The items I got are worth nearly $100.00 but I barely spent $10.00 (that's right $10.00) out of pocket. I successfully eliminated nearly $90.00 off full price on the 4 transactions!

Here's what I got:

February 28th


-23 bottles of Sobe x $1.59 each = $36.57 + $1.15 CA bottle deposit = $37.72
-1 bag of Jelly Belly Sours x $3.29 each = $3.29

Total without coupons: $41.01

Coupons used:

-23 free Sobe coupons which deducted $36.57
-1 free Jelly Belly coupon which deducted $3.29

Total after coupons: $1.15

Then I used the gift card I earned from My Points to cover the remaining total.

$41.01 total without coupons - $1.15 total with coupons = $39.86 full price eliminated!

Plus I earned $1 Extra Care Buck from this transaction being my 4th green bag tag scan.

March 1st
-1 bottle of Soft Soap Body Wash x $2.99 each = $2.99
-1 Physicians Formula Eye Shadow for Brown Eyes x $11.99 each = $11.99

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons: $16.37

Coupons used:

-$7.00 off 1 Physicians Formula product
-$7.58 Extra Care Bucks

Total with 9.25% tax and with coupons: $1.79

Then I used the gift card I earned from My Points to cover the remaining total.

$16.97 total without coupons - $1.79 total with coupons = $14.58 full price eliminated!

Plus I earned $7 Extra Care Bucks from getting a Physicians Formula product and $2.00 Extra Carebucks from getting a bottle of Soft Soap.

I earned a total of $9.00 Extra Care Bucks from this transaction!

March 6th
-6 boxes of South Beach Living Peanut Butter Bars x $2.50 each = $15.00
-1 Revlon Eyeliner x $7.49 each = $7.49


Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons: $23.18

Coupons used:

-$3.00 off 1 Revlon cosmetic
-$3.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00
Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$2.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$4.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$7.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$4.00 Extra Care Bucks

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons: $1.12

$23.18 total without coupons - $1.12 with coupons = $22.06 full price eliminated!

Plus I earned $5.00 Extra Care Bucks from getting $15.00 worth of South Beach Living products and $4.00 Extra Care Bucks from getting a Revlon eye product.

I earned a total of $9.00
Extra Care Bucks from this transaction!

March 13th


-1 package of Tena Ultra Thin Pads x $9.99 each = $9.99
-1 bottle of CVS Over Cleaner x $4.39 each = $4.39
-1 bottle of 20 oz. Sprite x $1.69 each = $1.69 + $0.05 CA Bottle Deposit = $1.74

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons: $17.61

Coupons used:

-$5.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$0.99 Extra Care Bucks
-$2.00 CVS Coupon for 1 free drink which applied to the Sprite
-$2.50 off Tena Ultra Thin Pads

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons: $5.38

$17.61 total without coupons - $5.38 total with coupons = $12.23 full price eliminated!

Plus I earned $9.99 Extra Care Bucks from getting the Tena Ultra Thin Pads.

The sum of the 4 transactions together without coupons is $98.17.

The sum of the 4 transactions together with coupons is $9.44!

I eliminated $88.73 off full price on the 4 transactions!