Thursday, June 26, 2008

CVS week of 6/22


*9 Soy Joy bars
*Huggies baby wash
*CVS cotton swabs
*CVS pocket tissues

-$Buy 2 get 1 Free Soy Joy (x3)
-$1.00 Huggies
-$2.00 CVS skincare coupon

Total after coupons: $9.98
ECB's used: $10.00 (adjusted to $9.98)
OOP: $0.00
Earned: $12.00 ECB's

This was a fun one! The cashier was like "wow, you just got all of this stuff for free....wait a second here are some more extra bucks for!" I didn't pay ANYTHING, not even tax. She had to adjust my $10 ECB to $9.98. So I basically got paid $12 for all of this stuff! I CVS!

**I now have $43.47 ECB's!!**


*Want to see more CVS savings? Visit the "Cents"ible Sawyer's CVS Superstars!

Earthbound Farms Coupons!

Click here to take a quiz at Earthbound Farms. It's a pretty simple quiz about healthy and organic living that takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

Once you are finished you will be able to submit your address to receive some coupons and a pocket guide for buying organic. You can also sign up for their newsletter as well! If you are one of the first 9,000 quiz winners you will also receive up to $3.30 worth or Horizon Organic coupons!

Thank you to Kristin at BeCentsAble!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Freebies & Coups!


  • Click here for a free greeting card from American Greetings.
  • Here is a sample of Hartz UltraGuard Pro Topical Drops for Dogs or Cats.
  • Sign up here for a free bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce.
  • Sign up here for a free Juicy Juice sippy cup.
  • Click here for coupons for Gerber baby clothes.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Free Diapers and $10!


Click here to find out how you can get the hook up!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


  • Toys R Us has a printable coupon for a free Thomas Train (valued up to $12.99! *No purchase neccesary*) Expires July 5th.
  • Click here for some free Pledge Multi Surface wipes.

Friday, June 20, 2008

CVS week of 6/15

I only had one transaction this week. I wasn't too impressed with the ad, and I didn't have any $/$$ coupons. :( I still did pretty good, just didn't leave with much.

CVS week of 6/15

**ECB's to start with: $41.44**

*Almay mascara
*CVS bandages (June freebie)

-$1.00 Almay coupon

Total after coupons: $7.98
ECB's used: $7.98
OOP: $0.00
Earned: $6.99 ECB's

I wasn't even going to go to CVS this week but I couldn't resist. It still worked out well for me without having a -$/$$ coupon. This was my first $0.00 out of pocket transaction! The cashier was like "how did you figure this out?" To be honest I thought my OOP was going to be higher, I did my calculations wrong in my head. I only paid $.08 in tax to get a nice tube of mascara and a package of bandages!

I think I am going to have to make one last run to CVS tomorrow because I FINALLY received some coupons on my receipt! It has been a long time since I have received any AND my store finally got the price checking/coupon printing machine that I have heard so much about! Too bad it wasn't working tonight.

**I now have: $40.45 ECB's!**

Want to see more CVS savings? Visit the "Cents"ible Sawyer's CVS Superstars!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Freebies & Coupons


  • Save the disappearing bees! Click here & sign up to get some free wildflower seeds from Burt's Bees!
  • Folgers Gourmet Coffee sample here
  • Senseo European Style blend -$1.50 coupon here. (After the coupon prints click the back button in your browser, I was able to get 2 coupons)
  • Thanks to my sister in law, Rebecca for this one: Click here for a free slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory (valid 6/23-6-26 w/purchase of 2 entrees)!
  • Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew sample here.
  • I love MultiGrain Cheerios! Click here for a sample.
  • Here is a sample of Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths.
  • A few coupons from Clean Home Journal. Save $3 on a Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder, Save $2 on any 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Refills, Save $1 on any Windex product.
  • Save $1 on any Blue Bunny Novelty item here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cheap Sippy Cups at Babies R Us!


I know this is kind of last minute, but I thought I would share anyway.

Babies R Us is having a great sale on their 2 packs of Playtex Sippy Cups. These sippy cups are made out of type 2 plastic which is BPA free and recycleable. In store they are already -$2 off but if you get their circulars in the mail there was recently a coupon for -$2 off EVERY 2 pack of sippy cups. I went yesterday and bought a package for $1.50, regularly priced $5.49!! I bought the Stage 3 (12 months+). You can also use the coupon multiple times in one transaction to get -$2 off all of the cups you buy! I only bought one package because I'm not sure if D will like these cups or not, but for $.75 ea I was willing to try them!

This deal/coupon expires tomorrow.. but I thought I would throw it out there anyway!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Living Well Isn't Just About Organic Fruit" ......

Click here for an awesome, inspirational article!

I just had to share!

I am gonna print this out and hang it up in my house!

Friday, June 13, 2008

CVS week of 6/8

This week I only had one transaction.


**ECB's to start with: $39.56**

*AZ Republic
*Kotex Pads
*Kotex Tampons
*Kotex Liners
*Toothbrushes (2 pack/June freebie)
*2 CVS Bandages (June Freebie)

-$3/15 CVS coupon
-$.75 Kotex coupon
-$1.00 Kotex coupon
-$2.00 Kotex coupon

Total after coupons:
ECB's Used:
$13.46 ECB's

Not too bad! If I would have walked into the store and only purchased a Sunday Paper it would have cost me $2.00! Thanks to CVS I was able to spend only $1.13 out of pocket for the paper AND everything else! I am also now ahead in ECB's! Yay!

**I now have $41.44 ECB's!!**

Want to see more CVS savings? Visit the "Cents"ible Sawyer's CVS Superstars!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yum! Yum!


Since my baby boy has been getting closer and closer to the big 1, and now has finally turned a year old, I have been slowly trying to get him used to 'table food' and have been trying to give him less baby food. So far it hasn't been too bad of a transition but I am always trying to figure out how I can give him food that he can be excited about with the confidence that I know that he is still receiving good nutrition! A couple of weeks ago I purchased the cookbook Deceptively Delicious! I was so excited when I found this book for a decent price at Target. Anyway, today I decided to go ahead and make a Sprouts run and buy some ingredients so that I could finally try out a few of the recipes!

Speaking of Sprouts, not only did I get some great deals on produce, but I was able to get 2 Silk Chocolate Soy Milk 1/2 gallons for $.25 each! I am in love with this stuff! They were on sale for 2/$5 and I had two coupons for -$2.25! (I received the coupons off of the Silk website. I checked again today and it looks like they aren't running the promotion anymore. Make sure to check back from time to time though!) I was really impressed with the produce selection today! I usually find with Sprouts its hit or miss. The past few times I have been there the produce looked yuck, but today it rocked my world! Yes! :)

Ok, back to the book:

Today we tried:

  • Tuna salad (with cauliflower) on whole wheat pita bread
  • Ranch Dressing (made with Great Northern Beans) with vegetables
  • Italian Meatloaf (with carrot)
  • Mashed Potatoes (with cauliflower)
Before purchasing this book I read through some reviews on amazon. I don't really understand why so many people gave bad reviews. So far everything has been really good to me and my family! There are a lot of people that gave the book good reviews too! I am really looking forward to trying some more of Jessica's recipes! If you have been thinking about getting this book I would say go for it!

**I am not going to use the ideas and recipes in this book to replace eating fruits and veggies on their own. I want to make sure that my baby has a 'taste' for nutritious food without it always being snuck in my mommy. I just want to use what I have learned from this cookbook to be able to prepare healthy, nutritious meals not only for my son, but for my husband and I as well! It is nice to know how you can sneak a fruit or vegetable into foods that are usually not considered to be healthy!**

Friday, June 6, 2008

CVS week of 6/1

*HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to my precious baby boy, Deacon! I love you!*

This week I had 2 transactions:


*ECB's to start with: $39.37*

First store:

*2 Pampers 40 ct.
*2 Pampers wipes

-$5 CVS
-$1.50 Pampers
-$1.50 Pampers
-$2.00/2 Pampers

Total: $11.96

*I used $10.00 in ECB's & $1.96 + $.56 tax OOP.
*I earned a $5 ECB!


Second Store:

*4 Dawn dish soap
*2 Listerine Smart Rinse (June freebie)
*Always pads 16ct.
*CVS brand pocket tissues (a filler item so I could use my -$5/15 coupon)

-$5 CVS
-$.25 Dawn
-$.25 Dawn
-$1 Listerine
-$1 Listerine
-$4.99 (Free Always pads coupon I had)

Total: $3.98
*I used $3.79 in ECB's & $.19 + $.62 tax OOP!
*I earned $8.98 in ECB's!

*I now have $39.56 ECB's!*

Want to see more CVS savings? Visit the Centsible Sawyer's CVS Superstars!


Here are a few of the freebies I got in the mail this week!


*Here is the link for a free Playtex drop-ins bottle.
*Click here for free Purex!
*Click here for a free GE caulk sample.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gymboree Score!


I received my American Baby magazine the other day and was SO excited to receive a 50% off Gymboree "Peel-A-Prize" coupon inside! It was my lucky day because that NEVER happens to me! I always end up with the lowest % off coupon with deals like this, hehe! So I had to go use it today! Baby D will be workin' it for his 1st birthday tomorrow! When I went to check out the lady that rang me up was like "Oh my gosh!? You have a 50% coupon, this is gonna be a great deal!" Then a little after that a few ladies were in line behind me and I had the coupon in my hand and I guess they were able to see it because 2 of them were like "NO FAIR!!! You got the 50% off??"

I was able to get (2) 1 pieces, 4 shirts and 2 pairs of shorts for $51.25! The regular price for everything would have been $161.00! (whoa!) AND I received $25 in Gymbucks to use in July! This worked out great because earlier today I found a $50 check that I forgot we had, so it will almost be like it never happened! I am getting addicted to Gymboree clothes. I never really got excited about that store in the past because I thought all of their stuff was over priced (which it is) but if you always buy the clothes on sale or marked down and pair it with a coupon or Gymbucks then you really get a good deal! Today I paid about the same (probably less actually) that I would pay at Target (or a similar store) but I got better quality clothes that all match! I love that they have certain lines of clothing out so you can mix and match everything and get a few different outfits out of it!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Praying for green thumbs.


For the past few months Malachi and I have been slowly starting random vegetables and herbs in containers in hopes of soon having our very own garden. On Memorial day we decided to get the rest going and do a square foot garden. So far we have a few different herbs, tomatoes, and peppers, squash, and watermelon. We filled in 14 spaces. We still have quite a few spaces left so we thought we would go ahead and try to plant some seeds even though its a bit late. I also got a little strawberry plant to add to my container garden! Earlier this year we also planted an orange tree , lemon tree and a few weeks ago planted a lime tree! I am so excited that for little out of pocket I can plant, nurture, photograph (hehe), smell, look at, pick and taste fruits and veggies that were born in my very own backyard.

We took this picture before we added the watermelon plant.

Here is D getting into the strawberry plant.

A few days ago we harvested our very first cherry tomato. We decided to cut the tiny thing in half so we could both try it, haha!

I just want to throw this out there too...if you haven't joined The Home Depot Garden Club, then you need to. Not only do you get e-mails with great advice and stuff but you get some really awesome coupons both in emails and in the mail!! We used some great coupons for our garden, and even got a free book that is full of awesome information for gardening! Also make sure you join Lowe's Learn 2 Grow as well! You get some sweet info and coupons from them as well!

A few days ago we used this coupon from Home Depot to score 2 Mandevilla's for about $21!

Our yard is a work in progress, but it sure is coming along nice!

I am praying for green thumbs.