Target Shopping Trip – Paid Only $.50 (Plus Tax), Saved $10.44

 Today’s Target shopping trip subtotal came to only $.50 for all of the items pictured above.  After $.44 in tax was added, my grand total was only $.94!  Here is my receipt showing a savings of $10.44:

Breakdown of My Transaction:

Clorox 2 Laundry Stain Remover Spray – $1.75
Coupon – $1.50 off – Click here to print OR click here to print!
Total – $.25
–Note – I found this item on an end cap display near the laundry aisle, NOT on the actual laundry aisle. Plus, the shelf tag stated the price was $2.74, but the price scanner confirmed it is actually on price cut for $1.75. 

Nivea Body Wash – $3.00
Manufacturer’s Coupon – $2.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Target Coupon – $1.00 off (No longer available for print)
Total – FREE

Cascade Complete (Trial Size) – $.97
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Harris Teeter Weekly Ad Deals & Coupon Matchups 9/28 – 10/4

 

    

A Few Tips:

–Limit 20 doubled coupons per day, per VIC card holder. 

– Click here to activate your SavingStar electronic coupons.  SavingStar allows you to save even more in addition to your paper coupons and E-VIC coupons at Harris Teeter. 

 – Click here to view the Harris Teeter coupon policy.   

 Harris Teeter Weekly Ad Deals & Coupon Matchups 9/28 – 10/4

Note – List in progress…I am still adding to it.

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce – $.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE 

Morton Seasoned Salt – Season All (3.25 oz.) – $1.29
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.19 

Minute Steamers White or Brown Rice – $1.25
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.25 

Haribo Gummy Bears – $.99
Coupon – $.30 off X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.39

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap – Buy one, get one free – $1.84 each
Coupon – $.70 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.40 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.44 each

Pillsbury Sweet Moments Chocolate Chip Cookies – Buy one, get one free – $1.64 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert OR Click here to print!
Total – $.64 
— Here is another $1.00 off coupon – Click here to print!

Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-Ups – $1.79
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print! (Found under zip code 27107)
Total – $.69 

Spaghettios – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase five X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
E-VIC Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase five (does not double). Must activate in your weekly HT E-VIC email.
Total – $.73 each when you purchase five
–Note – E-VIC coupons may vary by cardholder.  

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap (8 oz.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.84 each
Coupon – $.35 off X 2 (doubled) = $.70 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
E-VIC Coupon – $.40 off (does not double). Must activate in your weekly HT E-VIC email.
Total – $.74
-E-VIC coupons may vary by cardholder. 

Yoplait Greek Yogurt – $1.25
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print! 
Total – $.75 each when you purchase two

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup – Buy one, get one free – $1.24 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase three – Click here to print! Or, use the $.50 off when you purchase two from a Sunday  newspaper coupon insert.
Total – $.91 each when you purchase three  

Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals for Kids – $1.97
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print! 
Total – $.97

Mini Carrots, 1 lb. – $0.99 

Eastern Apples or Barlett Pears $0.99/lb 

V-8 Fusion + Tea – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.99 

Carmex Lip Balm – $1.59
Coupon – $.30 off X 2 (doubled) = $.60 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 98052.
Total – $.99

Ken’s Steak House Dressing (9oz.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.50 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.00 each when you purchase two 

Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponges (3 ct.) – $2.50
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.00 

Zatarain’s Rice Mix – $1.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase three – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.17 each when you purchase three
-Note – There is also a printable coupon for $.50 off when you purchase two, which will make each box only $1.00 after doubled coupon. Click here to print! 

Harris Teeter Thin Sliced Sandwich Bread – $1.17

Campbell’s Chunky Healthy Request Soup – $1.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase three – Click here to print! 
Total – $1.17 each when you purchase three 

Fleischmann’s Fleishman Pizza Yeast – $1.99
Coupon – $.40 off X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Click here to print! 
Total – $1.19 

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers – Buy one, get one free – $1.19 each 

Hunt’s Squeezable Ketchup (20 oz.) – $1.25

Swanson Canned Chicken Breast (4.5 oz) – $1.79
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.29 each when you purchase two 

Coffee-mate Creamer – $2.29
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.29 

Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water (1 liter) – $1.67
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase three – Click here to print! 
Total – $1.34 each when you purchase three 

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – Buy one, get one free – $1.69 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $1.19 each when you purchase two (check your E-VIC coupons for possible additional savings)

Quaker Grits (12 ct.) – Buy one, get one free – $1.39 each 

Kraft Bagel-fuls – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.40 

Green Seedless Grapes – $1.49/lb. 

V-8 V-Fusion – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $1.49
–Note – There is also a coupon at the link above for $2.00 off when you purchase three, making them only $1.32 each when you purchase three! 

Kleenex Hand Towels – $2.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.49 

Mitchum Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant – For Women – $2.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday  newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.49 

Lucky Charms Cereal – $2.50
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 90210.
Total – $1.50

Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onion Salad Toppers – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print! Found under zip code 48228.
Total – $1.50 each when you purchase two

Duncan Hines Whole Grain Muffin Mix – $2.69
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.59 

Archway Cookies – $2.50
Coupon – $.45 off X 2 (doubled) = $.90 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.60 

Jolly Time Popcorn – $2.69
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.69 

New York The Original Texas Toast – Garlic
Coupon – $.40 off X 2 (doubled) = $.80 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.70 

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars – $2.49
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.99 each when you purchase two 

Huggies Baby Wipes – $2.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.99 

Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Cereal – $2.49
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.99 each when you purchase two 

Pepperidge Farm Wide Pan Bread – Buy one, get one free – $1.99 each 

 Marzetti Simply Dressed Cole Slaw Salad Dressing (12 oz.) – $3.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.00 

Welch’s Grape Juice (64 oz.) – $3.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from the 9/25 Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.00 

V-8 Splash Juice – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.00 

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Bacon, Sausage, Sausage Links – $3.50
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off- Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.00 

Pantene – $3.50
Coupon – $3.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.00 each when you purchase two 

Eggland’s Best Eggs (18 ct.) – $2.99
Coupon – $.35 off X 2 (doubled) = $.70 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.29 

Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles – $3.50
Coupon – $.55 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.40 

Apple & Eve Fruitable Juice Boxes (8 ct.) – $3.50
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.50 

Sunsweet Gold Label Prune Juice – $4.19
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print!
Total – $2.69

Gorton’s Fish Sticks/Fish Fillets/Shrimp Poppers – $3.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.99 

Real Simple Magazine – $4.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $3.99 

DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza – $5.00
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $4.00 

Cottonelle (12 ct.) – $6.99
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $5.49 

Caribou Coffee – $6.59
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print! 
Total – $5.59  

Paseo Toilet Paper (12 ct.) – $6.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert OR click here to print (found under zip code 90210)! 
Total – $5.99 

Depends (14-84 ct.) –  $11.99
$2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $9.99 

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Making Money From Home Series – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of my Making Money From Home Series, click here!

In Part 1, I told you about Swagbucks. This is a super simple way to earn gift cards, PayPal cash and other rewards simply by searching the Internet and being awarded Swagbucks for doing so.

Today, I am covering another way that I make money from home – making money off of purchases that I would make anyway.  Here are a few examples:

Credit Card Rewards

If you have a credit card, first of all make sure that you are not PAYING to have it. Do not pay an annual fee. Period.  There are so many credit cards out there that do not require it. Second, use a credit card that PAYS you for using it through reward points of some kind. 

The credit card that I use offers gift cards, cash, etc. as rewards.  Just last week, I received a check from my credit card rewards for $180. Nice! I use my credit card as a convenience on a regular basis to purchase gas, groceries, etc. and then pay it IN FULL at the end of the month. So, I pay no interest fees, no annual fees; however, I receive rewards checks throughout the year.

Important note – Make sure that your credit card doesn’t put a cap on your maximum rewards per year.  The credit card I previously used had a $300 per year cap. At the time, I thought that was great.  Hey, $300 per year sent to us for just using a credit card. 

But, once I found out that there are plenty of credit cards out there that do not have a cap on rewards, I switched and must say I love the new card. 

I know there is a great debate if people should even use credit cards, that paying cash is best, etc. However, if you are disciplined about paying your credit card off each month, having one that sends you money for using it makes it better than cash (just my opinion).

Another idea?  Throughout the year, let your credit card rewards build up and then cash them in for gift cards and cash at Christmas.  It could be your own Christmas savings account accumulating money as you do your necessary spending throughout the year. For a list of various credit cards that offer rewards, click here!

Ebates

Ebates

If you shop online, be sure to sign up for  Ebates (free program).  Basically,you get cash back for shopping online at over 1,200 stores (i.e. Target, GAP, Barnes & Nobles, Kohls, Ebay, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, J. Crew and many others). Once you sign up for Ebates, instead of going directly to the retailer’s website, you go to Ebates.com to access the retailer’s website.  When you make a purchase from the retailer, your Ebates account will be credited for a percentage of your sale. 

Then, you will receive a check in the mail or if you prefer, will have your money sent to you through PayPal. That’s it, no forms to fill out, nothing to mail off…just shop online and receive a percentage of the sale as an “Ebate.” Christmas is around the corner and if you do a lot of shopping from home, this is a great way to make some money on items you were going to purchase anyway.

Rebates

Over the past month, I received approximately $15.00 in grocery rebates and a $10.00 rebate on an item that my husband purchased. When you are grocery shopping, or for that matter, doing any kind of shopping, keep an eye out for rebates. Granted, it takes a moment to fill out a form and takes a stamp to mail it in, but it is an easy way to get a few bucks back from items that you purchased.

Rewards Programs

Do you regularly purchase diapers for your child?  Be sure to sign up for the Pampers and Huggies rewards programs. Do you regularly purchase Coca-Cola products?  Sign up for the MyCokeRewards program! These are three that I regularly participate in.  Granted, you don’t receive cash from these programs; however, you can receive gift cards which to me is like making money so I felt it was worth including in today’s post.

To Be Continued…

Note – I am not a financial expert or a financial planner.  Just sharing some ideas that work for me in generating income. Some create a few dollars, some create hundreds of dollars, but one thing is for sure: It all adds up over time. And, as a stay-at-home mom right now, it is fun for me to find ways that with a little effort, I can contribute to our income and while I am at home with the kids.

If you participate in rewards programs that I didn’t mention or would like to share ways you have found to make a little extra money from home, please comment.

Today I Baked With Prunes. Yes, Prunes…

Prunes, really? Yes, I baked with prunes this afternoon.  That was definitely a first. I was in the mood to bake something and I was looking around at the items I had on hand at home that I could use.

I had three frozen bananas in my freezer. I have mentioned this before, but if you have overly ripe bananas at home, there is no need to throw them away.  Instead, peel them, place in a freezer bag and freeze until you need them to bake a cake, bread, muffins or something along those lines.

I used my frozen bananas, along with a bag of dried prunes I had picked up during Harris Teeter’s triple coupons last week to try out a new recipe: Banana Prune Muffins.

They turned out very well and my family really liked them.  This recipe made a dozen and we are already down to six.  My six-year-old loved them (granted, he loves prunes, but I think this would be a way to “sneak” fruit into your little ones diet if you have a picky eater).

And, it doesn’t have to be prunes.  I think this recipe would work well with any dried fruits. Just be sure to chop them pretty fine.  That is one thing I would change about the muffins that I made today.  Even though they turned out great, if I could change anything about them, I would have chopped the prunes a little smaller.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (note – I actually used 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pitted prunes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in banana and vanilla. Mix together flour and cinnamon, then stir into egg mixture. Mix in the prunes. Spoon into muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Be sure not to over bake.

Hot Coupons – Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Seattle’s Best Iced Lattes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Robitussin & More

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any Johnson’s Baby Shampoo or 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner products (found under zip code 90210)!

Click here to print a coupon for $1.50 off one four pack of Seattle’s Best Iced Lattes!

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any Robitussin product!

Click here to print a coupon for $.75 off one box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Excellent coupon especially if your store doubles.

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any Pup-eroni dog snacks (4.8 oz. or larger)!

 

Click here to print a coupon for $12.00 off a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change (found under zip code 98021)!

A Couponing Quick Tip

Did you know that when printing coupons, it doesn’t matter what’s on the back of the coupon? 

I used to think that I needed to use fresh sheets of white paper to print coupons. The moment I found out differently, I began printing on the back of the no-longer-needed school papers my boys bring home, as well as on the back of  junk mail (just make sure no personal information, bank account numbers, etc. are showing). 

This not only cuts down on the cost of buying reams of white paper, but also gives the school papers and junk mail another use before hitting the recycle bin. Definitely a win-win!

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New Printable Coupons – Dove Chocolate, M & M’s, Hormel, Kraft & Edge/Skinmate

Click here to print a coupon for $.50 off Hormel Natural Choice Lunch Meat (found under zip code 62950)!

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off Dove Promises Chocolate (found under zip code 62950)!

Click here to print a coupon for $1.50 off any two M & M’s products (9.4 oz. or larger)!

Click here to print a NEW coupon for Edge/Skintimate shave gel (found under zip code 62950). I love all of these Edge/Skintimate coupons that keep popping up! This one is especially good if your store doubles coupons.

 Click here to print a coupon for $1.50 off when you purchase a Hormel refrigerated entree AND a Hormel Country Crock side dish (found under zip code 62950).

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off Kraft Big Slice Pepper Jack Cheese Slices!