Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Frugalista Finds! :)

Today's Shopping adventure included 4 stops! :)

1. Wee Peats Consignment Sale (in the old Circut City building until Saturday). I thought their prices were steep for most items (a lot of clothes looked really worn.) I'm all for buying used, but I don't want it to look used. They had toys, but honestly I can find cheaper ones elsewhere. One thing I passed up on was a gallon ziploc bag full of Avent bottles (small ones). It had about 5 in it, and now I wish I would have gotten it. It was $10, but they range from $6-9 each at the store. Oh well. I got Jonas two really cute smocked rompers (the kind that run around $70 each at children's shops). One has frogs and bugs, the other a scuba dude and fishies. :D Precious church clothes.

2. Target - Great deals today! :)
Swiffer Wet Jet Starter Kit (since I can't afford a steam mop yet!) - on sale for $18.99 (red one!)

I had a coupon for $5 off, and a coupon for a free refill w/purchase of starter kit. So, I got the kit and an extra refill for $13.99!

Lightbulbs - Each pack was on sale for $2, I had a Target Coupon for $1.50 off each one, and then a manufacturer's coupon for $1 off 2, and Target will stack coupons like that. So I got 2 pks of lightbulbs (GE Reveal) (8 bulbs) for FREE! :) I just paid tax.

Pedialyte - on sale for $4.79. I had a coupon for BOGO, and a coupon for $1.50 off. So $3.30 for two bottles of NAME BRAND Pedialyte. Not bad. :D $1.65 a bottle.

Cookies - Cheesecake center Keebler cookies, mmmm! :) On sale for $2.52, had a $1 off coupon. Splurge. Oh well.

I also had a $5 giftcard from a few weeks ago, so I only spent $15ish out of pocket. :D Yipppeeeee! That is cheaper than a swiffer wet jet alone!

3. Walgreens -
Revlon Eye Shadow - on sale for $3 off, so they came up $1.99 each. I had three $2 coupons, so I got three FREE eyeshadows! :) Black, peacock (dark green), and dark purple. All three are almost black, you know for the corners of your eyes. :)

Kotex Tampons (can't believe I'm putting this online) - on sale for $2.99, and if you buy 3 boxes you get $5 RR. So I had two $1 coupons, so I got all three boxes of tampons for $7, and then a $5 RR (so cost of 2 boxes = $2!)

Aveno lotions - $2.79 on sale for 20 percent off that. (2.39) I had two $1 coupons, so the total for each was $1.39. If you buy two bottles, they give you $3RR, so I spent $2.60 and got $3RR back. What a freebie!

My total was $11 and some change and I have $8 in RR for next time, so this stop "cost" me $3 and a few cents! The extra spent is because you have to pay tax on everything.

***The best part? She forgot to offer me a Wonka bar, I mentioned it to her (there's a huge green sign "If I forget to offer you one, it's free") and got a FREE chocolate bar, and it is HUGE! :) MMMMM!!! Success!!!

4. CVS - they didn't have what I went for (apparently I had some old info on a sale) but I had a $5 ECB to use, so I went to the clearance section. I got 3 bottles of GreenWise (by Clorox) cleaning spray (2 allpurpose, 1 window), a box of popcorn, 2 containers of salt, and 2 snickers bars. I paid $1.70 out of pocket. :D


  1. What a haul! You done good! Plus God blessed you with Chocolate for your great stewardship!!

  2. WoW!!! I hope OnEdAy I can be this smart & understand how to do all of this!!! :)

  3. Well, you are that smart! :D

    I just make notes of deals I see online (,, and, print the coupons (or clip 'em) and then go shopping! :) Sometimes there's nothing I need, but if it's free, hey! :) I was able to stock up on some great shtuff today!!