Curious George DVDs ~ $10 or Less!

I told you guys I would let you know about good deals I find, and here are some awesome ones on Curious George DVDs! I found a bunch for less than $10 on Amazon!!

Curious George Goes Green, $4 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Sails With The Pirates and Other Curious Capers!, $4 ($14.98)

Curious George (Widescreen Edition), $4.99 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey, $5 (reg. $19.98)

Curious George (Full Screen Edition), $6.49 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Goes to the Doctor and Lends a Helping Hand, $7.79 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Back to School, $7.79 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George – Rocket Ride and Other Adventures, $7.79 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Leads the Band and Other Musical Mayhem!, $7.79 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Robot Monkey and More Great Gadgets!, $7.79 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: A Bike Ride Adventure, $8.93 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: A Day at the Library, $8.93 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Gets a New Toy, $8.99 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George Makes New Friends, $9.80 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George Goes to a Birthday Party, $9.96 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Sweet Dreams, $9.99 (reg. $14.98)

Curious George: Plays in the Snow and Other Awesome Activities!, $9.99 (reg. $14.98)

FREE Vistaprint Wall Calendar!!

My favorite freebie from Vistaprint is back — the wall calendar! You can customize it with 13 of your favorite photos, and all you pay is shipping. I use this deal every year to order our family calendar, and I usually snag some for our moms and for Joe to keep at work.

Weekly Totals 02/03

Wow. I am still amazed by last week’s shopping trip. I wanted to get a great scenario to hit $100 before coupons so I could get the $10 Publix gift card. I had a ton of free product coupons, and I had two rain checks from the previous week, so I was hoping those items were back in stock as it would give me $20 toward my total and I’d get them all for free. Unfortunately, only the tuna was back in stock. That leaves my 10 free boxes of popcorn for another trip.

So, for $150 in groceries before sales and coupons, my total was $37. BUT, I had a $25 Publix gift card, so I only paid $12 OOP for 92 percent savings! AND, I got my $10 gift card to use on my next trip.

Here’s my haul:
(4) bags of frozen veggies (free plus overage)
(2) packages of Carefree pantyliners ($0.14 total)
(1) Santitas tortilla chips ($2)
(1) Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (free product coupon)
(1) Aleve ($3 coupons = $1.99)
(1) Hamburger buns ($0.99)
(1) Bread ($1.89)
(2) Kikkoman soy sauce (2-$1 coupon = $0.78 total)
(1) Barilla whole grain spaghetti ($1/2 = $0.23 total)
(4) Pop Secret popcorn (free product coupons)
(2) 1.25 L Cokes (B1G1 = $0.99 total)
(2) Lloyds BBQ tubs (2-$1/1 = $3.99 total)
(1) Sponges ($2.49)
(6) Starkist tuna pouches (free plus overage)
(2) Buddig turkey breast pouch ($1.78)
(1) Oscar Mayer turkey breast tub ($3.34)
(1) Box Kraft Mac n Cheese (free product coupon)
(4) Boxes GM cereals (2-$1.75/2 = $3.28 total)
(4) Boxes Cheez-Its (2-$1/2 = $4.78)
(12) Jars baby food (free plus overage)
(1) Box Minute Rice ($1/1 = $1.29)
(4) Muir Glen tomato sauce (2-$1/2 = $1.56 total)
(2) Jars Pace salsa ($1/2, 2-$1/1 = $2.58 total)
(1) Bag Kings Hawaiian rolls ($1/1 = $1.50)
(1) Cherry 7Up 12-pack (free product coupon)
(1) Canada Dry Ginger Ale 12-pack (free product coupon)

I’m psyched about all the lunch items I got for Joe, plus the free soda. Here’s hoping I don’t spend anything through Thursday so I can stick my leftover grocery money back in the bank!

The *Almost* Free Shopping Trip

I came pretty darn close to having a 100 percent free shopping trip yesterday. I guess if you count when I use a Publix gift card then I’ve had several in the past, but I don’t like to count those as being “free” since some form of payment is changing hands. I just don’t include those payments in my weekly allotment for grocery money.

I will preface this by saying, I rarely do a “full” shopping trip anymore. You know, the kind where you buy EVERYTHING — meats, starches, drinks, snack, etc. — at one time. We eat mainly vegetarian at home, and I’m stocked up on vegetarian meats since the last Morningstar sale. I have a TON of pasta, pasta sauce, soup and cereal. I haven’t really found a good way yet to stock up on rice, but that’s my next goal as I eat rice like it’s going out of style.

So, on my weekly trips, I tend to focus on buying items that are on sale and that I have coupons for, with a few extras usually thrown in as well. Yesterday, I needed to get some sodas, so we headed to Publix. I had four coupons for free 12-packs from My Coke Rewards, and I wanted to see if they had any of the tuna fish pouches and popcorn that are free with coupons this week as well.

I totally lucked out. They had enough of the tuna fish pouches and popcorn to get the 10 of each I’m allowed on each trip (our store puts limits on sale items as a way to stop people from clearing shelves). And, the Coke 12-packs were B2G1 so, with my four free product coupons, I got six 12-packs for free! I added three boxes of Bagel Bites to my cart, and we were ready. I was going to get a couple of cartons of Edy’s ice cream since they were BOGO and I had a $1/2 coupon, but I need to make sure we have enough room in one of our freezers first.

(10) Starkist tuna fish pouches — $1/each x10 = $0 (10 $0.50/1 that doubled)
(10) Jolly Time popcorn — $1/each x10 = $0 (10 $0.50/1 that doubled)
(6) Coke 12-packs — B2G1 $4.99/each = $0 (4 free product)
(3) Bagel Bites — $2.59 = $4.18 (1 free product WYB 2, 1 $1/1 Target coupon)

So, after tax, I paid around $5 for an $80 haul. The cashier who rang me up said, “Are you going to pay anything? So far, everything’s been free!” Sure, it would have been nice to have a completely free transaction, but I’m not complaining too much. Hopefully, I’ll be able to use my other tuna fish and popcorn coupons. If not, I’ll just get rainchecks. Then, we should be stocked up on those items for a while!

Awesome CVS Gift Card Deal

For those of you who haven’t signed up at SaveMore before (or if you have an additional email address that you haven’t used yet), there is an awesome deal today: a $10 CVS gift card for $5!

This is great to have on hand to use in conjunction with coupons and ECBs to really pay little out of pocket. You’ll also get a $1 credit for signing up, though I don’t think that can be used toward this deal. It’s still an awesome price, though!

Awesome Shave Gel Deal

Recently, I had been lamenting the ability to get good deals on shaving cream. There never seem to be any really good sales to pair with coupons, so I rarely get a good price.

Until today. CVS is running an awesome ECB deal on Schick products: buy $20 in products and get $10 ECB. That includes the Edge shave gel, and the Skintimate shave gel AND cream shave, which are on sale for $2.19. Pair that with the awesome $1.50/1 and $1/1 cream shave coupons, and you have the makings of a great deal.

I sent Joe out around 7 a.m. thinking that would be early enough. I guess I was wrong. The CVS he went to was out of cream shave. We have two other CVS stores in town, but the employees at the store Joe hit were nice enough to let him use my cream shave coupons on the shave gel. Score!

Here’s my deal:
(10) Skintimate shave gels (there were plenty, so we didn’t clear the shelves), $2.19/each
Total: $21.90
Coupons: (8) $1.50/1 cream shave, (2) $1/1 cream shave
ECB: $6
Total OOP with tax: $3.08
Total remaining ECB: $10

That’s about a $7 profit!! It’s too bad this deal is limited to one per household!